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Mar 18, 2011 4:25am EDT
rather from the united states it would be george? >> washington? >> go searching for answers in cleveland, george mason gets set for march madness. sports coming up next. we'll be right back.  >>> welcome back. in sports this morning, the hoyas jump into the ring today. so anxious, he spent hours on the stair climber to stay in shape until he was cleared to practice monday. georgetown got in practice at the united center. they face the rams on the same court hours from now. business as usual at practice with wright back in the mix. whether his hand was healed up is the hot topic of conversation. he is feeling just fine he tells fox 5. >>> and some fantastic finishes on day one of the tournament. here in d.c., it's matt howard with the buzzer giving butler a win over old dominion. in tucson, temple went down to the wire. juan fernandez was the heroes, they win the pennsylvania battle in dramatic fashion. the biggest upset in denver, morehead state took down louisville under the harper three. and the eagles will face 12th seeded richmond in the next round. >>> the georg
FOX
Mar 29, 2012 4:25am EDT
martin case. the abc exclusive shows george zimmerman being taken out of a building in handcuffs and being walked into a building. he does not appear bloody or injured. here is part of what george zimmerman's father said he told him about the shooting that led to trayvon martin's death. >> trayvon martin walked up to him, asked him do you have a [bleep] problem. george said no, i don't have a problem. he started to reach for his cell phone. at that point, he was punched in the nose, his nose was broken and he was knocked to the concrete. - - we'll hear more from the interview coming up in just a few minutes. >>> officers say they were investigating a drug call when they came across a group of men. they say one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting twosm vet van d.c. police officers then returned fire. they are on routine administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. >>> a tsa manager at dulles is off the job after police charged him with running a prostitution ring. police say this man, brian livingston, was a frequent guest at the crown plaza hotel in silver
FOX
Jun 19, 2012 4:25am EDT
money raise ad "web site. >> hello, you have a prepaid call from -- >> george zimmerman. >> reporter: george zimmerman made about 150 phone calls while in jail. six are now public. >> i asked him to double up on it, $10 in the morning and $10 in the evening and this way you can put into mine and take ten for you and ten for susie. >> reporter: prosecutors say this exchange is about bank transfers from the justice for george defense fund set up on zimmerman's web site. the calls released by the florida state attorney's office could play a key role in the normer neighborhood watch man's bopped hearing next week. the calls were made after zimmerman was charged with second degree murder in the death of trayvon martin. he can be heard on the phone telling his wife how to transfer money from bank accounts. prosecutors contend she transferred $135,000 into they're account, paid off their bills and lied about being broke. >> you did it twice today, right? >> no, i didn't. no, i withdrew this morning and i did it once today. >> you withdrew from yours this morning. >> uh-huh. >> he is obvious
FOX
Oct 19, 2012 4:25am EDT
. nice and comfortable as you head out the door. >>> checking our top stories, prince george's county police officers mourn a six-year veteran of the force killed in a violent crash. the accident happened on branch avenue yesterday afternoon. officer kevin bowden was off duty when he collided with another vehicle. investigators are looking into whether bowden was cut off by another car. >>> the trial of two prince george's county police officers accused after soughting a university of maryland student is expected to wrap up today. after closing arguments, the case will then head to the jury. yesterday, officer james harrison took the stand in his own defense. he said he lied to internal affairs claiming he wasn't one of the striking officers because of financial reasons. he testified he was a -- afraid of losing his job. >>> some jokes from the presidential candidates. they traded laughs instead of political attacks. >> mary ann after%y reports. >> reporter: otherwise meese take your seats. otherwise, clint eastwood will yell at them. >> i'm pleased that the president is here. we were
FOX
Apr 12, 2012 4:25am EDT
. >> thank you. >>> george zimmerman is behind bars. the former neighborhood watch man has been charged with second degree murder. he is expected in court today for a bond hearing. >>> police made an arrest in friday night's brutal attack on two women in alexandria. officers detains 23-year-old james click. the women say they were hurd with an ad for a three-bedroom apartment for rent and beaten inside a vacant building. >>> north creigh's rocket is fueled up and ride for liftoff but last night's launch window has now opened and closed. still, the north korean regime says it will launch the rocket despite international warnings. >>> with rick santorum out of the presidential race, mitt romney says the path has been cleared to become the gop challenger to president barack obama this fall. we have a report. >> we have real choices and real consequences. >> the campaign started yesterday. the general election campaign. >> reporter: in a sign the race for the white house is now down to two, president barack obama and former governor mitt romney are sharpening their attacks on each other. >>
FOX
Jul 16, 2013 4:25am EDT
this week's heat wave couldn'tt have come at a worse time for thousands in prince george's county. this area will be without water. >> crews need to repair a water main and the work to take as long as five days. it's in a wooded area inside the beltway between suitland parkway and forest hill road. officials urge residents to be prepared and stock up on water as well. not a time to be without the t water. >> a tough couple of days. da >> it's -- we're in the midst of the heat wave. next couple of days mid to upper 90s. >> all right. let's get to the radar. rad nice and quiet. we actually have one little l storm that popped up to the east. delaware good morning to you, rehobeth beach. b that's about it. otherwise we're nice and quiet. our day will feature a repeat of yesterday. lots of sunshine.unsh temperature heating up quiek -- quickly. it's not a pleasant day around here. current temperature 83 degrees at reagan national. that is not comfortable. never comfortable to be 83 at 4:00 in the morning. dulles 76. bwi marshall.all. forecast high today 97. hazy, hot and humid. we know
FOX
Jun 21, 2012 4:25am EDT
received backlash for his officer's refusal to arrest george zimmerman after fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin back in february. sanford's city manager released a statement about the termination t . -- it reads in part: meanwhile, police have released the 911 call made by trayvon martin's father. >> how are you? >> good, sir. >> i need to file a missing persons report. rsons report. >> reporter: during the time of the call, marten's father did not know his son had already been killed. >> you said it was your sun thats with missing. >> yes. >> you said how long had he been missing for? >> since last night. >> how old is your son? >> he is 17. >> reporter: zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder. he pleaded not guilty. a bail hearing has been set for june 29th. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >>> the latest bid to put a casino in prince george's county has failed. they could not reach a consensus to expand gambling in the state. prince george's county executive rushern baker is calling for government to step in and hammer out an agreement. >>> the nats at
FOX
Feb 17, 2012 4:25am EST
with the fog. we have a dense fog advisory for the district of columbia, prince george's county, most of southern maryland and much of south central virginia until 6:00 a.m. there is your dense fog advisory. what it is saying is visibilities are less than a quarter mile in many spots and you will encounter that when you head outside. i drove in route 50 through prince george's county and anne arundel county and i could not see in front of my car. the visibilities greatly reduced out there. now, let's do our next map. a little bit of cloud cover out there, the dense fog at the surface. 39 at dulles. 39 at bwi marshall, our forecast for today only gets better and better. after the morning fog burns off, bright sunshine. it will be a beautiful day. winds out of the north and west. 53degrees your daytime high. 55 in fredericksburg. no sense that there could be any winter storm this weekend later today. >> we are talking about fog, snow possibly over the weekend but it will still be 5 # today. >> get out and enjoy. >> thank you. >>> before we get to julie, we have a traffic alert to
FOX
Jun 13, 2012 4:25am EDT
and will offer some stability. george alhelp won last night's republican primary in virginia for the senate. he handily beat his closest challenger, jamie radke with 65% of the vote to her 23%. allen now faces another former virginia governor, democrat tim kaine. >>> the president and ceo of j. p. morgan is heading to capitol hill. jamie diamond will testify regarding the botched trades. he is expected to tell lawmakers the bank is sorry it let people down. >>> a three-day manhunt has ended in alabama for this man accused of killing three people at a weekend party. the suspect surrendered to police last night. he was taken into custody by u.s. marshals at the federal courthouse in montgomery. >>> a west virginia woman is on a walk to remember. she is walking the entire appalachian trail and it is all to help other people. when she is done, she will have walked more than 2,000 miles through 14 states. fox 5 photo journalist lance ng had a chance to catch up her. >> always enjoyed camping being backpacking. i sold my truck. i left my job. i gave up my apartment and i had a little apart
FOX
Jul 20, 2012 4:25am EDT
problems to report in prince george's county. nice route past route 50 between the wilson bridge and college park, traveling well in both directions. montgomery county, no real issues for you at georgia avenue. but if you are on georgia, everything from the beltway to spring street, so anything north of the beltway to spring street, the intersections are dark. we did have river road closed off at goldsboro. that has been reopened so good news for you. 95 in virginia, no real problems right now. nice trip up from woodbridge to springfield. 395 also incident-free. >> thank you very much. >>> we are following some breaking news now out of aurora, colorado. several people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a movie theater. our affiliate in denver said one suspect is in custody and another is still on the loose. we'll bring you the latest as we get it into our newsroom. >>> remember this video? you can see it behind us here. parts of northwest looking more like rivers than city streets. >> residents living in the bloomingdale neighborhood are once again dealing with all this severe fl
FOX
Feb 6, 2012 4:25am EST
hours in the trial of george huguely. he is the university of virginia student accused of killing his former girlfriend, yeardley love. paul wagner has a preview. >> reporter: when yeardley love was found dead in her apartment, her roommate told police she found the senior la crosse player face down in a pillow in her bedroom. love's right eye was swollen shut. the door to love's bedroom had been force hope and investigators found a hole in this that george huguely admitted putting there with his foot. when police questioned the varsity la crosse player later that day, he admitted being involved in a altercation with love and told investigators her head repeatedly hit the wall. friends say love and huguely had recently broken up and on the day of the murder, huguely habibie drinking heavily. each side has its open theory on how love died, theories that could be deciding factors in the case. >> we are confident that ms. love's death was not intended but an accident with a tragic outcome. >> reporter: the medical examiner says yeardley love died from blunt force trauma to the head.
FOX
Jul 9, 2012 4:25am EDT
. the crews were working to repair the track between fort taunton and prince georges county and that was should the down on friday. >>> in kansas city, missouri, the stars came out for a celebrity all-star softball game. >> and fox's susan hilland has more on the festivities. >> reporter: signing autographs, taking pictures with fans. >> thank you. >> reporter: everyone in the celebrity softball game is here to have a great time. >> it's awesome to see. as a royals fan, i want this all of the time. >> reporter: "american idol," blue springs native and former royals employee david coke is glad to be home. >> to be able to do it at home in kansas sea is amazing. and never mind the fact that this is the fan of the royals and baseball. >> reporter: there are stars and baseball greats everywhere at the k. john hamm from "madmen," lloyd overstreet, rickey henderson,bo jackson and ozzie smith, former cardna. >> people think there is this great big rivalry with the cardinals. i can remember in no one 85, you stole the world series from us and -- 1985, you stole the world series from us and h
FOX
Sep 19, 2012 4:25am EDT
gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang on this wednesday, september 19th, 2012. >>> prince george's county police officers have shot a man in the district. they opened fire when they say a man began shooting at them on southern avenue northeast. melissa mollet is live with the latest. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, eun. that's right. officers are still on the scene. we just spoke to them, a couple of investigators. they said they'd be here a couple of more hours. you can see this entire section of southern and chesapeake is shut down. again, it's going to be shut down for some time. we arrived here about a half hour ago. there were a dozen or so evidence markers in the middle of the road here. since then, those markers have been cleared off of the road. here's what we know at this point. just after 10:00 last night, d.c. and prince george's police started getting calls about a man walking through the glass manor apartment complex here firing a gun into the air. when two prince george's county police officers arrived, the suspect was where we're standing right now at the
FOX
Feb 21, 2013 4:25am EST
. >> thank you. >>> we are following breaking news out of prince george's county right now. a house fire on leslie avenue in glenarden. it was reported just after 4:00 this morning. there are reports that an adult and a child are badly hurt and others may be trapped in the home. we are checking to confirm that information and we have a crew on the way and we'll bring you updates as soon as we get them. >>> a 3-year-old boy is dead after being run over by his father's car. this happened last night on audrey lane in oxon hill. prince george's county police say the boy was inside the car with his grandmother when the car began rolling backwards. the boy's father attempted to stop the car when the boy somehow fell out of the vehicle and was struck. >>> prince george's county police made five arrests in the murder of charles walker. the 15-year-old was shot monday afternoon in hillcrest heights during an attempted robbery. officers are also working leads into the death of 18-year-old aaron kidd and andre shepherd. they were gunned down in forestville. >>> oscar pistorius is back in court for day
FOX
Apr 23, 2012 4:25am EDT
washington, if you are in prince george's county, out towards the bay, you are not done with the shower activity yet. the temperature is 43 degrees at reagan national. it is windy as well so bundle up. it will be a cool day. only about 50 degrees. more details on the forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now to our top stories, the man accused in the death of trayvon martin is out on bond. george disciple are man was released around midnight last night in sanford, florida. -- george zimmerman was released around midnight last night in sanford florida. he surrendered his passport and was fit with an electronic monitoring device. >>> the godfather of go-go, chuck brown is in the hospital this morning. a message on his facebook page says he is in the hospital and his family is asking for prayers but no other detail were given. brown's show at the howard theater was postponed saturday night because he is sick. the show has been rescheduled for june 29th. >>> in the race for the white house, voters are hitting the polls in five northeastern primaries
FOX
Nov 16, 2010 4:25am EST
george's county executive jack johnson and his wife has expanded. nine more people have been arrested in connection with the case including three prince george's county police officers and business owners. charges include paying the police in a scheme to transport and distribute untaxed cigarettes and alcohol in maryland and virginia and drug and gun conspiracy. the feds say more arrests could be made. >>> closing arguments will be heard in the chandra levy murder trial. yesterday, the defense rested its case without putting ingmar guandique on the stand. he is accused of killing levy nearly 10 years ago in rock creek park. >>> now to a scientific covery that is thrilling nasa scientists. they up for the possibility of a black hole that could hold valuable information about stars and the galaxy. fox's jonathan hunt explains. >> reporter: the universe has given birth to something new and scientists at nasa couldn't be happier. space agency is rolling out evidence possibly the youngest black hole to exist in the earth's vicinity. >> it is a young black hole but what is really exciting abou
FOX
Oct 22, 2012 4:25am EDT
hospital now questioning the victim. >>> prince george's county police say speed racing is the cause after serious crash. police are search for the driver involved in a hit and run in adelphi that left the 21- year-old man in critical condition. this happened saturday afternoon. it was around 3:15. police say two cars were seen racing near university boulevard and rigs road. a pedestrian was hit as he stepped into the roadway and the vehicle kept going. the second vehicle crashed and that driver was arrested. this is the second crash linked to speed racing in prince george's county within just the last two days. friday night, a car crashed into a metrobus in seat pleasant. a passenger in the car was killed and eight metrobus passengers were injured? >>> prince george's county has agreed to pay more than $3.5 million to ten people falsely arrested or injured by police during a wild post-game celebration at the university of maryland. lawyers say $2 million of the settlement will go to john mckenna, badly beaten by police in march of 2010. one of the officers was aquitted of the assault on f
FOX
Dec 8, 2011 4:25am EST
were sent to the landfill in king george county. the air force says it has no plans to alert the families of the dead that hair loved ones were dumped there. >>> jerry sandusky is behind bars. the former penn state assistant football coach was arrested yesterday on new child abuse charges. the latest charges against sandusky come after two additional accusers testified in front of a grand jury. sandusky couldn't post the $250,000 bail forcing him to spend the night in jail. the 67-year-old ex-coach now faces more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse. >>> health and human services is keeping the age limit on the plan b morning after pill as is. ainsley earhart has more. >> reporter: the so-called morning after pill can prevent pregnancy for taken soon enough after unprotected sex. if you can prove you're over 17, can it without a prescription. the food and drug administration was ready to let it be sold on drugstore shelves to just anyone. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius overruled the agency. she says she is concerned very young girls couldn't properly unders
FOX
Aug 22, 2012 4:25am EDT
unharmed. prince george's county police say the mat are apparently involved a parental abduction. >>> -- the matter apparently involved a parental abduction. >>> authorities say rose mar and elizabeth knot, both 19 years old, were on a bridge when a train carrying coal from west virginia to baltimore crashed. mar was a stunt at the university of delaware and knot attended james madison university. >>> the missouri congressman who made comments about rape is defying republicans to carry on his republican for the senate. he is declaring that republican leaders were overreacting to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of legitimate rape. >>> tonight here on fox, the top 10 finalists in so you think you can dance have a chance to wow the judges. adam housley has a report. >> reporter: the top 10 contestants have made it halfway through the competition. their reward, a spot on tour. >> i never hay plan as to what i was going to do with my future. now, i have something to prooccupy myself. it is perfect for me. >> you are in the top 10. >> reporter: though
FOX
Sep 20, 2012 4:25am EDT
it's in the 40s. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. chilly and calm. lots of sun the rest of the day with highs reaching the mid 70s by afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes. now a look at our traffic. >> still seeing traffic. let's head to arlington boulevard. at one point just one lane was getting by. i did see some delays, but it looks like that work zone is just about wrapped up. let's head to the beltway at van dohrn. you can see the taillights to the right of the screen. that is the inner loop at van dorn. the cones are still blocking the left lanes. it's not bad, though. the right lanes are open and you're getting by just fine. also good news on the inner loop and outer loop of the beltway as you approach kennel worth avenue. just had one lane getting by and it was pretty slow, but right now all your travel lanes are open. i'm back in ten with another look at traffic. >>> a major shift in the race for virginia's senate seat. tim kaine now leads george allen in the latest "washington post" pole. he has an eight-point advantage over allen. he's also ahead by
FOX
Jun 1, 2012 4:25am EDT
years old all the in critical can be after being hit by an suv in prince george's county. police say a woman was backing into a driveway when she hit the children. they believe the mother was the one of at least one of the victims. >>> it is unlikely former presidential candidate sunday senator john edwards will face a retrial on political corruption charges. that is the word from the associated press reacting to edwards aquittal on one count. ate judge declared a mistrial for five other counts -- a judge declared a mistrial for five other counts. >>> the home going service honoring the man who created d.c.'s signature sound i'm four- hour memorial tribute to chuck brown had his family, friends and thousands of fans singing and dancing to the go-go beat. karen gray houston was there and gives us a closer look. cl >>> you could hardly call day funeral. home going celebration is better. the party started before the program with long lines outside and dancing inside. >> i knew the mind was going to be wrapped around the corner. >> reporter: people stopped first to sign an oversized draw
FOX
Feb 26, 2013 4:25am EST
declared a mistrial in the mother-daughter case in prince george's county. jason scott will have to be retried this fall for the deaths of dolores and ebony dewitt. their charred bodies were found in the trunk of a stolen car in 2009. the judge ruled a mistrial because of a technicality. >>> a call for action. hundreds of concerned parents and residents in prince george's county are coming together to end the violent they say is killing innocent children. a meeting was hosted by radio one last night calling it a state of emergency. it comes after six prince george's county school students have been murdered since the beginning of the school year. community leaders say they are ready to work with parents to create a safer environment. >>> we were talking about the sequestration countdown just a minute ago. we are closing in on another big event. pope benedict resigns on thursday. there has been a change to speed up the process of choosing his successor. we have more in this report. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi signed a special legal document today clearing the way for cardinals to mov
FOX
Jun 30, 2011 4:25am EDT
at the weekend coming up in just a minute. >>> the latest in the prince george's county corruption scandal. the wife of former county executive jack johnson is expected to enter a guilty plea today. leslie johnson, who is also a county councilmember, is charged with conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering. prosecutors say she flushed a $100,000 check down the toilet and hid nearly $80,000 in her bra. >>> now, to a stun gun robbery in germantown. this surveillance picture actually shows the suspect creeping up on the unsuspecting victim at the atm. police say a woman was attacked and robbed just last month at a rockville apartment building. >>> more rioting in athens, greece and this time protesters the hit the streets. nearly 40 officers and 100 protesters and passer-bys were injured in this. >>> time is ticking to reach a deal on the debt ceiling here in the u.s. president obama said congress will need to cancel next week's july 4th recess if no real progress is made. he puts the plan to remove tax breaks to wealthy americans. congress much reach a deal by august 2nd o
FOX
Aug 19, 2011 4:25am EDT
>>> right off the top, a massive house fire in prince george's county injures a firefighter. flames broke out around 1:00 inside the home located at the intersection of 2009 and hartford avenue in beltsville. officials tell us the house was vacant at the time. it was also up for sale. one firefighter suffered a small burn to the neck. he was taken to a local hospital. >>> good friday morning to you. i'm allison seymour in for sarah simmons. wick to fox 5 morning news. let's check out weather. good morning. >> good morning to you. good to have you. showers and thunderstorms moving through the area yesterday, late yesterday and overnight. we'll see showers and thunderstorms, at least the possibility, pop up again so be ready for it. you can see the last convective complex of thunderstorms pushing across the northern tier of the viewing area into pennsylvania and now up towards philadelphia and new york. it is out of here. we've cleared out nicely here in the past couple of hours. later this afternoon in the rather unstable atmosphere, it is possible we could do aall over again with an
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Jul 14, 2010 4:25am EDT
remember the life and legacy of one of baseball's iconic -- george steinbrenner. to remember january keys owner, the 80-year-old died of a heart attack in florida the same day all star game in california. from current yankees to former players all remember the man they called the boss. in the nation's capital they look back at steinbrenner's big personality and even his bigger accomplishments. >> he had a unique career in baseball. >> reporter: new york lawmakers calling for a resolution in his name from the senate floor. >> like new york and like the yankees, george steinbrenner was a champion. >> reporter: two former new york mayors tipped their hat to the yankee's owner. >> to win in 77 was just unbelievable. it's like bringing the days back of the yankees and do dodgers. >> he helped me bring the city back to sense of pride in 1978. >> reporter: steinbrenner helped build a team that fans can love and opponents love to hate. one of the most poignant moments is when they put on -- derek sweeter putting on those pinstripes with black arm band. it was a little more special to
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Dec 23, 2010 4:25am EST
president george w. bush. they late are released the driver after questioning him. the secret service says the man had been visiting one of bush's neighbors. a bush spokesman says the bushes were home but never in any danger. >>> a flurry of activity on capitol hill just very emblematic of the work the lame duck congress has achieved this month. president obama signed into law the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. the senate also voted to ratify the new start treaty and it approved the 9-11 health bill. it comes after congress made progress on several other legislative initiatives. >>> you know gas prices are on the rise if you fill up your tank. you absolutely know. it is an unwelcome twist as people plan to get out of town for the holiday weekend. the national average is now over $3, even high are at some gas stations across our area. fox 5's business wisdom martin has more. >> reporter: aaa says for the first time ever, gas prices average around $3 per gallon during christmas. >> it will affect the way i go. if you do want have to go somewhere, if it is not important, i'm not going.
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Jun 4, 2012 4:25am EDT
going on all night long. >>> george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch man accused of fatally shooting trayvon martin in florida is back in jail. we have the latest in this report. >> reporter: wearing jim shoes, jeans and handcuffs, george zimmerman was escorted back to jail by deputies just 45 minutes before his 2:30:00 p.m. deadline. >> george zimmerman met two member of the sheriff's office, was placed into custody, transported to the correctional facility. >> reporter: zimmerman arrived in the back of this white damage caravan around 1:45 sunday afternoon. he was promptly led into booking where he was processed. >> he is solemn. he is worried continually about his safety having to come out of hiding is a concern of his but i think he also realized the judge's concern. >> reporter: concerns that zimmerman and his wife misled the judge about his finances leading the jump to revoke his bond just about a month after his release. zimmerman's attorney says he plans to offer a financial explanation if another bond hearing is set and hasn't yet decided if zimmerman himself will testify. h
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Jul 17, 2012 4:25am EDT
maryland fork prince george's county and baltimore city. >> reporter: baker wants governor o'malley to call a special session of the legislature in order to expand the number of gaming sites in maryland from five for six and put that new casino at the national harbor in prince george's. >> i feel like progress is being made. >> reporter: but the governor won't call a special session at least until he has agreement from house leaders like speaker michael bush who has said he doesn't think expanded gambling would pass right now. the governor is prying to ease political rivalry among competing counties by creating a new gambling commission which would decide on things like gaming tax rates. >> perhaps now, there is the opportunity for the house leadership to coalesce around their leader and, if so, we could get this done, i think, and in pretty short order. >> reporter: while we can't tell you if or what governor o'malley would call a special session on gambling, what we can tell you is that not everybody is on board with this idea especially the people who have invested millions of dollars in
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Jun 25, 2012 4:25am EDT
george zimmerman before and after he killed trayvon martin. the volunteer night watch man gives his version of what happened in his own words. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> george zimmerman recalls the fateful night in which he shot trayvon martin. the volunteer night watch man reenacts the actions that led to martin's death. craig rivera has more. >> reporter: my jacket moved up. i feel like he saw it. he looked at it ped he said you're going to die. i felt his arm going down to my side and i grabbed it and i just grabbed my firearm and i shot him. >> reporter: a compelling video recroatian of what happened the tragi
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Jun 15, 2012 4:25am EDT
. y's inten this is welcome news for prince george's county executive rushern baker. >> that is what we wanted for prince george's county, to get a high-end casino here so we are glad that they are interested. >> reporter: the proposal to put a casino at national harbor is drawing mixed reviews. >> a lot of people would not have to go a far distance to delaware and i think it would be excellent. >> bring in money towards the county. if it is helping out the students and the education of all of the kids for prince george's county, i'm all for it. >> reporter: but settles, who has lived in the county more than 40 years, is worry about losing his chill-out spot. >> just look at what is happening. people getting fit, people meeting people out here. with you walk or ride. you just enjoy it. i don't think the casino would be good. >> reporter: this isn't a done deal yet. maryland lawmakers would have to grow to allow a sixth casino in the state. governor o'malley has indicated he would call legislators back to annapolis during the week of july 9th for an extended session on gambling. clearly,
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Nov 11, 2013 4:25am EST
one more time here at the beltway east side in prince george's county. back to you guys. >> thanks, monika. >>> two times this week prince george's county firefighters didn't have to battle just one but two fires and a huge mess with both as well. they say hoarding conditions made it difficult for them to battle the flames. >> the latest fire happened sunday morning in college park and it claimed the life of an elderly man. surae chinn reports. >> when i looked out, the house was engulfed in flames. the flames were coming out of the roof. >> real high, 15 feet. >> reporter: the fire lit up the dark sunday morning sky in college park. a couple in their 80s was inside, the woman suffering from smoke inhalation was able to get out but firefighters had a tough time reaching her 82- year-old husband because of large apartments of paper and books packed into the house. >> small passageway surrounded it. firefighters were definitely challenged with what was going on and being able to negotiate that. >> reporter: firefighters say there was stuff piled from top to bottom. this is the second
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Dec 27, 2011 4:25am EST
an accident on the beltway in prince george's county. we can take a live look at that. it is on the inner loop as you travel from the bw parkway toward 450. it was involving a tractor- trailer. we've got three left lanes blocked. you see the flashing lights there to the far left of your screen. looks like they are pulling in with one of the cars telling everybody to get to the right. you are able to get by it looks like in the two right lanes right now. give yourself a little bit of extra time there. the good news is the early hour with the light volume, it shouldn't be too much of an issue and hopefully we'll get things cleared out. we did have reports of a fuel spill so we'll keep an eye on all of this for you. no problems to report. things look good in montgomery county as you head across into the american legion bridge in virginia. 270, 66 running well. 95 as you head northbound in virginia. no problems through springfield. 395 looks good from the beltway up across the people into d.c. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> new this morning, a house fire in frederick,
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Sep 14, 2011 4:25am EDT
. best chance of that west of the city. a high of about 87 degrees. back to you. >>> prince george's county police are investigating an overnight homicide. they say a man was shot and killed along garrett avenue in beltsville. we do have a crew headed to the scene. we'll bring you more information as we get it. >>> police in the district say a mother was brutally killed in front of her four children right in broad daylight. this happened in an alley off trinidad avenue in northeast yesterday affect. sources say the woman had just picked up her kids, all under the age of nine from a nearby community center. that is when main drove up in a truck, jumped out and stabbed her. the man drove away but was soon caught by police. investigators say he is the father of at least one of the children. >>> no vote in montgomery county on a cure few until at least november any way. the county council is putting off i avote and will hold working session to discuss the controversial plan. it would ban anyone under 18 from public places late at night. some say the process is taking too long. >>> a spec
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Jan 12, 2011 4:25am EST
is for sure. thank you. >>> locally, more violence in prince george's county development more deadly shootings bring the number of people killed in that county since the start of the new year to 12. the latest incident happened in new carrollton. before that, a university of maryland student was also killed. sarah simmons has more. >> reporter: good morning. yet another homicide. we are talking about this here in prince george's county, the 12th one of the year. this one happening in new carrollton last night. this happened just about 9:00 on riverdale road, the 7500 block. police are telling us it was actually a home owner who shot and killed someone who was trying to break into their home. it appears as though this may be what they call a justifiable homicide. this comes right after the county's 11th murder in 11 days. a # #-year-old university of maryland student was shot to death inside a home he was renting with roommates. -- a 22-year-old university of maryland student was shot to death inside a home he was representing with roommates. the police say seven of the murders
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Apr 9, 2012 4:25am EDT
in the trayvon martin shooting this week. a special prosecutor is expected to decide whether george zimmerman should face charges in the teen's death. she could direct file the charges or recommend that a grand jury indict him. if that happens, the grand jury also has the option to ask for more evidence or decline to indict him f martin's family decides to sue over his death, they could target the home owners association of the neighborhood where the shooting happened and not george zimmerman. if zimmerman's claim of self- defense is upheld, florida's stand your ground law will protect him from a lawsuit. >>> a legend in the field of broadcasting is gone. mikual has has died at the age of 93. he was a well-known face in our living rooms. steve centanni take a look at the life and career of the tv news man. >> reporter: the legendary news man was famous for his relentless and probing questioning and made a huge mark on broadcast journalism. he was even respected by most of us who sat down with interviews with mike wallace without knowing what to expect. >> he calls you imam, forgive
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Dec 7, 2011 4:25am EST
decides jack johnson's fate. the former prince george's county executive will spend more than seven years in a federal prison for corruption. he will object probation for three years and have to pay a $100,000 fine. his defense failed at getting johnson a lighter sentence due to his parkinson-like symptoms he was displaying in court. johnson will report to court in february. his wife will be sentenced later this week. >>> another round of protests erupt in russia as anti- government demonstrators fight against electaud. they promise more rallies today despite hundreds of arrests by riot police and beefed-up security. protests broke out after putin's party won the elections. officials here are keeping a close eye on the election results. >>> four, three, two, one. come on! >> some holiday cheer on capitol hill. house speaker john boehner helped light the capital christmas tree but didn't quite go as planned. the lit tree shorted out moments later but it was quickly repaired. >>> earlier this year, maryland lawmaker considered doubling the fees on vanity plates to help balance the bud
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Aug 20, 2012 4:25am EDT
prince george's county and alvin crowley take over as the new superintendent september 4th. this is the first year for the new grown belt middle school in greenbelt as well. >>> d.c. police are on the hunt for a suspect accused of brutally attacking a husband and father over the weekend. thomas maslin was found unconscious saturday morning in front of a house on north carolina market near eastern market. police are not sure where he was actually attacked. so far, maslin has undergone two surgeries on his skull. the 29-year-old is in a coma listed in critical but stable condition. >>> the director of top gun dies after jumping off a bridge in los angeles in an apparent suicide. tony scott also directed other hollywood blockbusters. divers used sonar to find the 68-year-old's body after he jumped and his car was park on the bridge. a suicide note was later discovered in his office. >>> the republican campaign is distancing itself from comments from todd akins. he said that a woman's body can prevent conception in the case of a rape. >>> wildfires are forcing hundreds ever people to pa
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May 25, 2010 4:25am EDT
prince george's county school bus driver. federal prosecutors have charged him with making pornographic video of himself and an elementary school student. he was busted just months after losing his cell phone memory card. bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: the suspect was arrested last friday at this, the prince george's county school bus depot in brandywine. he is 27-year-old scott smallwood, a school bus driver for the past five years. investigators say he used his cell phone camera to videotape himself engaged in explicit sex with a child. he accidentally left behind his cell phone's memory card at a 7- eleven. >> it is sad to say but it is good at the same time. it was meant for be for him to leave that card. >> reporter: investigators say a customer found the memory card on the checkout counter here, took it home and discovered 10 to 15 videos of child pornography involving smallwood and the boy. >> if he's guilty, he's guilty. he is innocent until proven guilty but i mean it looks that way right now. >> reporter: the feds say he lives at this house with his mothe
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Jan 25, 2013 4:25am EST
closings and delays to tell you about. king george county schools are closed today with code # for 12- month employees. page county public school are closed. -- with code 2 for 12-month employees. >> spotsylvania schools are also closed today and stafford county public school are closed today. administrative offices will open at 10:00. employees are code 2. orange county public schools are delayed for two hours. >> federal government is open today. however, employees can still take unscheduled leave or telework again. we will have a lot to stay on top of this morning. you can get the most up to date list on myfoxdc.com or at the bottom of the screen. now, let's go to tucker barnes for the latest on our forecast. >> good morning. we have more snow on the way. this will not be a major storm but just like yesterday, with temperatures below freezing, likely to cause some travel challenges for your morning commute. we'll be nice and dry here and i don't think the snow will get in here until mid- to late afternoon. anything that had a chance to melt a little bit yesterday will likely refree
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Sep 18, 2012 4:25am EDT
. prince george's county police arrested michael jerome. investigators say stewart went to mckinley's home and shot two women. investigators say stewart and mckinley used to date, and they got into an argument at a gentlemen's club where she worked. >>> today investigators will try to determine what caused a fire in the district's dupont circle neighborhood. it broke out in the 1800 block of corporate street northwest. the fire started on the third floor of a building belonging to argentina. a firefighter and someone else inside were treated for minor injuries. >>> excitement over the national zoo's newest edition is building this morning. take a look. the live view from the panda cam right now. it's also probably the best view we'll have of mama mei xiang and the new cub for several weeks. the panda house is closed to give the new family some peace and quiet and likely will be for a couple of weeks. that's not keeping people from can f flocking to the zoo, the gift shop sales booming. the last time mei xiang had a baby, the zoo saw 1 million more visitors and the spending went up to
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Mar 16, 2011 4:25am EDT
. >>> not guilty. that is the official plea from former prince george's county executive jack johnson. he returned to court to appear before a judge. he is facing bribery, conspiracy and extortion charges. beth parker was in the courtroom yesterday and has more on this. >> reporter: the hearing lasted less than 10 minutes. jack johnson and his lawyer took their fight to the cameras. >> we're going to fight. >> prosecutors say johnson created a pay to play environment in the government. agents searched his mitchellville home. >> for 30 years, i gave every effort, every minute to the citizens of prince george's county. >> reporter: last month, a federal grand jury returned and eight-count indictment. the evidence in the case includes wiretaps, recordings of johnson's phone calls including somewhere he urges his wife, councilmember, leslie johnson, to hide money in her underwear. >> we are going to attack the wiretaps and all of the information that has been used by the fbi during this investigation. this is the day we begin to fight these charges. >> reporter: johnson says he pleads not gui
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Jul 6, 2012 4:25am EDT
shootout in college park. this is view will exclusively see on fox 5 news. prince georges county police got a call last night for a man armed with a gun on lakeland road. when they arrived at the scene, gun fire was exchanged and the police man was -- a man was shot by police. he jumped into a police cruiser and took off and he was later arrested at a mcdonald's. the university of maryland was temporarily placed on lockdown and reopened around midnight last night. >>> a week after the freak storm and several thousand are still without power in the d.c. area. pepco has 7700 customers offline. dominion virginia reporting over 900 without power in northernga virginia. >> and bge's numbers are hovering around 1100. fox 5s bob barnard gives us a sense of the frustration. >> reporter: six days and the calvary has appeared along nieves road in bethesda. the linemen working to get the electricity back on for an entire neighborhood. >> what has it been like for you, sir? >> terrible. i have a generator dubut doesn't cool the house. >> reporter: he's a retired dentist, 91 years old and mor
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Jan 30, 2013 4:25am EST
prince george's county. this is involving a fire truck and tractor-trailer that has closed part of the highway there. -- at 4:25. the inner loop is closed just south of route 50. the outer loop has at least one lane open. one of the fire engines crashed with a tractor-trailer and four firefighters are being treated with serious injuries. witnesses say the fire truck crashed into a concrete wall and the tractor-trailer overturned. we have a crew on the way and we'll bring you updates shortly as we get them. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we'll have much more with julie in just a few minutes. for you no, let's talk about the weather and guess who is back. >> tucker barnes. >> good morning, guys. i went on vacation looking for warm weather and came back and it was much warmer here than where i went. this will be a busy day as our front approaches from the west. one mother day of very mild temperatures. how about highs up near 70 later today. can you believe it? with a strong southerly wind up ahead of that frontal system you see out to the west
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Aug 18, 2010 4:25am EDT
, virginia, one of those options is going away. the city's clean diesel george bus was hailed as a trailblazer in environmentally friendly transportation when it started running routes in 2003. >> it is a very tough decision. >> the city manager says a loss of partial state funding for the service left the council with few choices. >> the city of falls church is not alone if that but in looking at ways to reduce expenses, george had to be part of that decision. >> reporter: starting september 27th, george's run is over. >> it is going to affect a lot of people that were counseling on that bus even though t. may not have made a lot of stops. >> reporter: it is a small service by most city standards, just four buss to cover falls church's 2. # square miles. still most rest accidents say they appreciate george for its safety, its reliability and for its low fares. >> it is a great service and it just can't compete. the value is good. it was 70 cents cheaper for a ride. >> reporter: residents will still have metrobus to take them to and from train stations so they won't be stranded. >>
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Mar 21, 2012 4:25am EDT
shot and killed in a gated community by neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman who said he thought martin was a suspicious person. turns out martin had a soft drink in his hand and candy skittles in his pocket. zimmerman has not been arrested by local police. mayor updated the media here in washington after his hour-long meeting with justice. >> we had a great conversation. they basically said anything you can do to help us down this path and we said you tell us what you need and we'll open that book. >> there is gunshots. >> reporter: the 911 tapes released monday may help she had some light on zimmer zimmerman's claim it was self- defense. >> we are conducting a thorough investigation. we will leave no stone unturned. >> reporter: down in florida where students have been rallying, the attorney for martin's family says a call log will say the teen was on the phone with his girlfriend and said he was being followed. >> what george zimmerman said about him being suspicious and up to no good is completely contradicted by this phone log showing all day he was talking to his fr
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Sep 14, 2012 4:25am EDT
ramed a prince george's county sheriff's cruiser. this happened on route 50 in bowie shortly before 4:00 this morning. >> authorities are pursuing the suspect's vehicle on central avenue, also 301, 202 and enterprise road. this is something to watch out for if you are on the roads early this morning. we'll archbishop you more detail as they become available. -- we'll bring you more details as they become available. >> take a live look at the washington monument and we can see it nice and clearly through our cameras right now. temperatures feeling pretty nice out there. it feels nice, tucker. >> yeah, mid-60s here in the city. clear skies and another great start to our day. >> you've been on a roll. >> yes, this whole week been like this september, october, nicest time of year around here. >> i'm taking some days off soon. >> are you? >> yeah. i'll be here next week though. we'll talk about it as it gets closer. >> a twinge of jealousy. reagan national in the mid 60s. temperatures in the urban areas up just a little bit over where they were yesterday although still very comfortable. 60
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Nov 11, 2010 4:25am EST
holding a protest at the george washington university later this morning. they are bringing the anti-gay protests to gw. the students have planned a peaceful and humorous counter- protest. >>> in & %c1 - - thousands of passengers are making do with what they have on that stranded cruise ship. the ship should arrive in san diego sometime today. we have a report is. >>> more than 4500 passengers were expecting a tropical vacation but after a generator fire, they are slowly being towed back to the port of san diego. >> basically, the crankcase split and that is what caused the fire. >> reporter: much like the minute owe of gilligan's island fame, this voyage was not to be. the ship lost power and had to wait for help hundreds of miles south of california. one of the tugboats was too weak to pull the massive vessel so authorities had to replace it. >> there are two pulling and three alongside. >> reporter: the crew of 1,000 plus said to be doing its best to entertain without electricity, no pool, no cold frothy cocktails, no glittering lights inside the casino, games of trivia, scavenger hun
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Sep 21, 2011 4:25am EDT
yesterday's special democratic primary in prince george's county. he is vying to fill the seat left vacant by leslie johnson. davis took 55% of the vote beating 13 other democrats. he will face republican dave gardner in the special general election october 18th. >>> two of the three prince george's countiy officers charged with the beating of a university of maryland student have been indicted. john mckept awas beaten following the basketball team's big win over duke in march of 2010. one of the students that flooded the streets shot this video. police first said mcquebec aand the other students struck the officers and injured their horses. >>> d.c. police have ruled the death of a man dressed in drag a homicide. the victim was found dead just a block and a half from his home. the 35-year-old aerospace engineer had been out with some friends. his partner believed that he was trying to move his car closer to his home when he was taxed. >>> a man is set to be executed in georgia. troy davis was denied clemency and it appears his fourth execution date for four years will go forward. w
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Mar 22, 2012 4:25am EDT
george c. marshall high school is accused of asking the only african-american boy in her freshman english class to read a poem in a quote black are style. the school district is investigating that incident. -- in a, quote, blacker tile. >>> the self-appointed neighborhood watch man who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in florida grew up in our area. more background on george zimmerman and we turn to melanie alnwick in the newsroom. >> reporter: the calls for his arrest growing louder by the hour. george zimmerman remain as a free man. he is a 28-year-old floridian who grew up in manassas. he lived in on sweet briar street. he moved to central florida soon after graduating from osborne high school in 2001. we spoke to former neighbors who say zimmerman once had asked him to write a letter of recommendation for the police academy which he hoped to attend. zimmerman never realized hid dream of becoming a police officer. he was an active member of his neighborhood watch, licensed to own a gun which he used with deadly force three weeks ago. >> even though i didn't know who he was whe
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Jun 22, 2012 4:25am EDT
george zimmerman in his own words describing the events leading up to the shooting death of the unarmed teenager. it is new video released by his lawyer showing him giving his version of what happened and taking a lie detector test. >> i pinched his arm and grabbed my gun and aimed at him and shot. >> reporter: zimmerman recounting the events to sanford police detectives just one day after the shooting. zimmerman explains he saw martin walking around the neighborhood in the rain thinking he looked suspicious. he called the police and was trying to give them martin's location. >> the operator said are you following him and i said yes. they said we don't need you to do that. >> reporter: zimmerman claims that when is martin confronted him. when he went for his phone to call the police, the teen assaulted him, knocking him to the ground. >> he kept punching my face and my head and i was screaming for help and he told me shut the [bleep] up. >> reporter: zimmerman says that when is martin saw his gun in his waistband and believes the teen was going for it when he pulled it out and f
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