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wainwright goes for the cardinals and tim lithicum takes the mound for the giants. fox 5 morning news continues right now. good morning, everyone. 5:00 on this thursday, october 18th. we're getting closer and closer to halloween, my favorite time of the year. it is nice and fall-like out there too for your halloween probably this month. it is nice today for trick or treating. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> you like the haunted houses? >> i love that stuff. >> do you? >> yes, i do. it's fun. a fun, easy way to entertain. it is not like christmas where everybody gets so stressed. it's just different. >> next week generally looks good but we get changes today.
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we've got early sunshine and rain later. >> let's do it. radar showing you quiet conditions at the moment but clouds will be on the increase later this morning. eventually, the rain showers you see out to the west, out towards cincinnati and eastern kentucky now, that will pinwheel into the washington area. later today, honestly, for most of us, it will be tonight if you are watching well out to the west. when it arrives tonight. we could get locally heavy downpours and the potential for some thunderstorm activity as well. believe it or not, we are around a slight risk for severe weather later tonight as this whole thing comes through. temperatures right now at reagan national, a little warmer than we were yesterday morning at this hour. still on the cool side. 5 # at reagan national. 52 this morning, dulles. 46 at bwi marshall. forecast highs on the mild side. low 70s here in town. upper 60s if you're north and west. once again, increasing clouds with late rain more likely tonight than later today. we've got some breaking news from the roads to get to
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this morning. a person was hit and killed while walking along route one in alexandria this morning. this happened just before 2:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of route one near huntington avenue. that is just below the beltway. investigators remain on the scene there this morning. lets he get the latest now on traffic in that area and elsewhere from julie wright. >> good morning to you. there is an ongoing investigation that continues to slow your traffic down just a bit along route one south of the beltway headed out towards huntington. we spoke with police. they tell us this is a lengthy investigation because it's fatality. right now, all lanes are open. you will be tapping the brake because of the flashing lights and that distraction. make note of that. all lanes open in each direction. traveling around the capital beltway, lanes are open, light volume at the wilson bridge. nothing to talk about here. lanes are open, a nice, easy ride. you will find yourself at speed as you continue to work your way northbound i-95 coming in out of newington.
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a nice, easy trip in both the express lanes and main line coming up across the capital beltway. along i-83, it is blocked offer. southbound lanes are shut down between free is land and old york road. two tractor-trailers cohided. we are told one person is still trapped at the scene. that is southbound i-83 shut down between freeland and old york road. york road over to old york road is a viable option but the southbound lanes remain closed until further notice. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a bangladeshi man is under arrest this morning after his plan to blow up the federal reserve building in new york is stopped by federal agents. >> agents insist the public was never at risk saying the plot was part of a sting operation. melanie alnwick is live with the details of the story. >> reporter: good morning. the 21-year-old suspect came it the united states in january on a student versace a he studied cybersecurity at southeastern missouri state until may and
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then according to the criminal complaint against him, he began to hatch his plot in july intending to kill a large number of americans. >> new york is the top of the terrorist target list in this country. >> reporter: a bomb plot in new york city just blocks away from the world trade center has some people on edge. >> i don't like it. i was here for 9-11 and my -- we were affected that whole day. i didn't want to relive any of that. >> reporter: authorities arrested the 21-year-old on wednesday in what the fbi calls an elaborate sting operation. officials say the bangladeshi man has tied ties for a terrorist organization. -- ties to a terrorist organization. >> he was a strong supporter of the al-qaeda in the arabian pence which operates out of yemen. >> reporter: police say he set out to detonate a car bomb outside the federal reserve building in manhattan. aas it turns out, the device was a fake planted by undercover agents. the fbi has released a statement that reads in part, quote, it is important to
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emphasize that the public was never at risk in this case because two of the defendant's accomplices were actually and fbi source and and fbi undercover agent. the fbi continues to place the highest priority on preventing acts of terrorism, end quote. the man and in federal court to face charges after tempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al- qaeda. he was ordered held without bail and did not enter a plea. his court-appointed defense attorney is keeping tight lipped about the case. >> i have no comments. >> reporter: if convicted on all charges, he face as a maximum punishment of life in prison. >> thank you. making head lines this morning, maryland regulators are investigating an incident at a bethesda day care center. four toddlers at the bethesda lynbrook child care center
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wandered with a -- away from a playground and into the streets. at least one of the mothers of the kid found in the street has taken her son out of the day care facility. the trial from the two prince george's county police officers charged with beating a university of maryland student picks back up today. the attack happened in 2010 during wild celebrations after the terps beat duke in a basketball game. yesterday, judge threw out first degree assault charges against the officers because there is no evidence john mckenna has suffered a permanent injury. reginald baker and james harrison are still facing charges ever second degree assault and misconduct in office. in the race for virginia senate seat, one more final debate set for tonight between former democratic governor tim kaine and former republican governor george allen. they debated twice already and this last one scheduled for 7:00 tonight on the campus of
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virginia tech in blacksburg. in the presidential race, republican mitt romney has only planned two public events ahead of the final debate on monday. remainder of his time will be devoted to getting ready for the debate. northern virginia again returned to the spotlight in the presidential campaign last night fresh off the second presidential debate. republican nominee mitt romney rallied with his supporters in leesburg. tonight, romney speaks at the annual alfred smith memorial foundation dinner. >> and he is not the only one. president obama also addressing that dinner in new york city tonight but first, later today, the president atentdz a campaign rally in manchester, new hampshire. tomorrow, he is back in virginia with an event in fairfax, virginia. -- attends a campaign rally in manchester, nam and a -- new hampshire.
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a reminder we have a new show debuting as election day approaches. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 will focus on both local and national candidates and issues during the final two weeks of the campaign. it starts monday at 6:30:00 p.m. right here on fox 5. coming up, rap star flava flav behind bars. >> police make a stunning mistake. details of what they did to a man they thought was carrying a sword. we'll explain next as we check more headlines. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must remember, is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] women need to know the real mitt romney.
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making head line this morning, four more people have died from the fungal meningitis outbreak bringing the nationwide death toll to now 19. nearly 250 people have been sickened from. this a new hampshire mayor says he is being treated for what doctors believe is fungal meningitis. he received a steroid shot for back pain in september. british police are apologizing for using a stun gun in a mistaken identity
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case. officers thought a 61-year-old man was carrying a samurai sword and end up tasering him. he fell to the ground crying how the that he is blind. it turns out the man is blind and he had just had his walking stick. he says officers even handcuffed him off the ordeal. man is considering taking legal action against the police. pol hip-hop and reality tv star flava flav is behind bars in las vegas and due in court today after getting into a fight with his fiancee and her son. a report says he threw her to the floor twice and had two knives in his hands while chasing and threatening to kill her 17-year-old son. the 53-year-old denies threatening the teen. >> wonder if that is part of the reality show. >> seems like he stays in trouble. coming up, a house on fire while a child sleeps upstairs.
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up next, hear how a young pepco worker turned into a hero. >> plus, no plane, no problem. how about turning yourself into a human airplane. detail of this high-flying competition plus we're checking weather and traffic. traffic. [ minto ] you knonow, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney okay, mommy s to do one thing and she'll be right back. but we're reading.
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today is the final day of competition for the winged suit flying world championships in shine actual contestants zoom across a valley and pass under or over a cable car in a bat- like wing suit. that is a plane. that is a person. the champ will be the fastest to fly these crazy courses. >> what is the stuff coming out of back. you see that smoke? >> it is like colored smoke. i saw these guys on another show. it is incredible. >> it is. they have a parachute at the end. you are free fall identifying little while. >> see that stuff coming out of there? >> it's for effect. you got to make it looks like the real deal like a real superhero. >> whatever it is, it could never be wis to him martin. >> that is pretty scary. pretty neat though. >> i would be scared to look off of where they're jumping from. >> i get dizzy.
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i have to step away. >> no chance. i guess no one is going to be doing that around here so don't have to give that forecast. >> anything can happen today. >> not going to do it later today. >> 55 right now in washington. cool, yep, cool temperatures moving back in but not quite as cool as overnight. we are getting some spots here like frederick where we are down to 41 with temperatures getting awfully close to the 30s. 43 in martinsburg. 54 in leonardtown. 60 in annapolis. temperatures a little milder here generally than they were yesterday. still got clear skies but we've got changes in the forecast. we'll have some clouds move in a little later and eventually some rain showers. clear skies to start your day. i think we'll see some sunshine here early. but eventually the clouds will move in and then a better and better chance of some showers and perhaps some thunderstorms. not so much today. i think most of this action will hold off until later tonight but when it arrives, it could be the vigorous side. we could get thunderstorms.
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we are officially under a slight risk for severe weather. we could have some pretty good downpours and some thunderstorms as this whole thing pinwheels through. it will be a breezy day but a mild day with high temperatures expected to be about 70 or so. here we are at 5:00 a.m. and notice that, at 4:00 this afternoon, we are still doing fine. we've still got sunshine across it is area. got a few clouds moving through. the rain is still out on the west. watch what happens overnight. rain moves in and by midnight, keeps moving. by midnight, we've got some rain across the area. it's very quick mover and by early tomorrow morning, it will be out of here and we'll be right back in the sunshine for your friday and right now shaping up for a good weekend. a nice-looking weekend shaping up as well. here yours forecast for today. 71degrees. early sunday gives way to some late-day clouds. breezy and mild out there. winds will be picking up out of the south at about five to 15 miles per hour. later tonight, 58 the overnight low. we'll stay mild overnight with the showers and storms moving through. they will be likely tonight and
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winds here out of the south at five to 10. tomorrow, early clouds, lots of sun for much of the day with warm temperatures, highs in the mid-70s. then we'll cool it down tomorrow night and sets us up for a nice weekend saturday and sunday back into the 60s. we'll have plenty of sunshine both days. that is a look at weather. now, we'll toss it to traffic and find out what is going on with julie wright. >> got a lot happening out here on our roads this morning. let's start off on the beltway inner loop traveling between university boulevard and new hampshire avenue. overnight construction still in place. usually, it is cleared by now. that is no longer the case but they are working to get the lane reopened. only one right leap is getting by, inner loop of the beltway trying to get past university boulevard and around towards new hampshire avenue. we are noticing this unusual delay coming out of silver spring headed in the direction of college park. 8 southbound now closed off between freeland and old york road. three tractor-trailers involved in the crash. i know of of at least two people being transported to the
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hospital by plans. a medevac helicopter has been requested at the scene. an ongoing investigation closes southbound i-38 farina freeland and old york road. -- freeland and old york road. overnight fatal crash along route 1 at huntington south of the beltway. nond route 1, all lanes are open but there is activity that could cause a bit of a delay. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. -- northbound route 1, all lanes are open. >> thank you. a pepco lineman, just 19 years old, the getting a lot of credit for his heroic actions after spotting a house fire in upper marlboro. brian callan rushed into the burning building several time
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to put out the fire and then things got heated after they learned a child was sleeping upstairs. audrey barnes has the story for us. >> reporter: a pepco crew upgrading electricity to a home under construction in upper marlboro spotted a fast-moving fire inside. >> as we walked back out, the flame started back up and started burning the whole cab inagain. i walked back in, put my hood over my head and put the fire out again. >> the home owner who was walking her 7 and 9-year-old children to the bus stop ran back and let the crew know her 3-year-old was sleeping upstairs. she vicinitied into the home with callahan right behind her. >> she went out in the top story. i guess there was no smoke up there. she went up. her and her son were fine. >> reporter: the stubborn fire fueledded by propane refused to be extinguished until callahan and the crew stepped in to turn
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everything off. the grateful home owner is glad they were there. >> my husband just went out and i was by myself and the kids. >> the reluctant hero says the child's mother is a hero too. >> i think the mother is the hero running in the house, not knowing what was going on. she ran in the house and got her son. i have to give it to her. >> it is just like that kicks in that you have to get in there and save him. >> good to know it had a happy ending to. food in the fridge past the expiration date, what do you do? the clear answer is to throw it out. >> but are you wasting all that food? it might be perfectly safe to eat it. i will be very interested in this one. >> me too. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300.
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this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. mimillion dollars for maryland one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven.
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well, we all have to decide when food is fresh enough to eat. now, most people go by the sell by or use by dates on the packaging. >> i get really paranoid about this. i see the date, i'm like, it's out. >> you may be surprised to know that some folk are still safe to eat week afternoon the due bate. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? you are preparing a home-cooked meal and go to the fridge for that one crucial ingredient only to find it is past the use by or expiration date. so is it still good? >> if it is the fridge, i'm he assuming it is still okay, if
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it smells okay. >> it may have like growing bacteria. like who knows? >> reporter: this is a topic of great debate. >> i've opened eggs weeks afterwards and they're still fine. >> reporter: dr. michael hansen, a senior scientist can consumer reports says there is a big difference between a use by and sell by date. one is a reminder to the grocery store that it is time to most product. the other is for the consumer that the product is past its peak. >> it is best if it is milk or bagged salads, try to buy it by the sell bay date as long as possible. >> reporter: so sell by, use by, it is not a myth. these dates do matter but sometimes we take them too literally. the reality is, american families toss more than 120 pounds of food each month.
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more often than not, it is because the product is past its use by date. it doesn't mean it is bad, it is just not as fresh. when it comes to the food's shelf life, egg can last week past the use by date as long as they are stored in the original packaging. cheeses, especially hard cheeses can last months and canned good, years. cold cuts usually last one week past the use by date and frozen raw meat, whole not ground, is typically edible about 12 months past the expiration date. frozen ground beef will hold for about three months, about the same time you can keep ice cream. new yorkers, we spoke with are as invested in this issue as they are grossed out by it. >> if it has freezer burn on, it i throw it out. >> i use my common sense and judgment. >> if it is milk, i'm throw it out. i'll usually open it and smell it. >> we try to keep everything fresh. this is why i'm so sexy.
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>> reporter: new york is one of only 20 states that mandate state labeling and still that is just a best guess for freshness. how do you know if your food is really good enough to eat? well, you can give it the eye and the nose test. reporting on the upper east side, freeze afriolo, fox 5 news. >> we learned to eat everything healthy so you can stay sexy. a presidential face-off at the car wash. >> customers made their selections with suds. all your top stories and your weather and traffic as well. stay with us. we'll be right back. 23 millione out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone.
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welcome back on this thursday. taking a live look at the beltway right now. traffic moving okay right there in that specific spot. of course, we've had some commuting issue this is morning. we'll check in with julie wright to get the latest on that in a little bit. listen up. ♪ the most wonderful time of the year note. &. >> if you want to get hold of tickets to a wonderful event, the national tree lighting ceremony will be held on december 6th. 17,000 free tickets will be given out through an online lottery. it will open up on thursday, october 25th at 10:00 in the morning. the winners of the tickets will
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be notified by november 1st. you want a little more information on this, just head to myfoxdc.com and click on web links. links. i like hearing the music. it does make me happy. >> i feel like it is a little early for it. >> i passed a retail establishment yesterday that had christmas stuff in their window. >> of course. >> it is okay. >> it is right next to the halloween stuff right now. >> it is a little ridiculous. >> we have to let people know early about that. >> right. >> so they can make their plans. >> this is a great event. >> they also tell people to do their shopping. >> i know. >> i know. >> i don't think about it until the day after thanksgiving. i really don't. i know i shouldn't but -- >> i'm on mine already. >> are you? >> i'm ready. >> keep me posted. we have showers coming in not so much today but tonight. you can see those pushing through eastern kentucky and indiana.
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that is the same rain that brought delays to both baseball championship games including the rainout in detroit. that will again get in here late today. plenty of sunshine to start your day. clouds will increase late and we'll see showers and thunderstorms overnight tonight into early friday. temperatures, we are cool, 55 right now in washington. 52 in pittsburgh. much of the area here just north and west of the city is in the 40s. so you will want to bring a jacket although we will be mild later today with highs expected to top out about 70 degrees here. increasing clouds here today. rain later tonight. >> someone in the building thinks it is never too early for christmas music. >> you want to say who that is? >> no. >> julie wright. ulie wright. >> christmas music, that means i get a present, right? >> oh, of course. >> look at the smile. >> she is like a little kid right now. >> it depends on if you've been naughty or nice? >> i have been nice. in spite of what wisdom hears
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at the barbershop, i have been nice. on the roads, the inner loop of the beltway improving as you continue from university boulevard around towards new hampshire avenue. we were late to clear that roadwork along the left side of roadway. only the right lane was able to get through. a better ride for you continuing out of silver spring. southbound 95 and 259 quiet coming in from bwi to the beltway. northbound i-95, still an easy go for you leaving newington from backlick road. route 1 at huntington avenue the scene of a fatal crash which occurred back in the 2:00 hour. police tell me the roadway is open but there is an ongoing investigation so the flashing lights could very well cause some delays as our volume picks up through the morning commute. eastbound 66, no trouble spots to report coming in out of manassas towards centreville. heads up traveling on i-83 in
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baltimore. 83 shut down due to an accident involving three tractor- trailers. freeland road to york road back over to old york road will be your workaround. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. there is some breaking news coming from middle east today. suspected u.s. drone air strikes have killed at least seven al-qaeda militants in yemen. that is according to security officials there. the militants had apparently gathered at a farm in the south of country. officials say the air strikes came after tips from local residents that an al-qaeda attack on the town was imminent. making headline this morning, a disturbing discovery for some parents with children at a bethesda day care center. four toddlers at the lynbrook child care center wandered way from the play ground and into the streets on monday. the day care says it conducted an investigate and has fired the teachers involved. it also says it has reported the incident to the appropriate oversight agency. maryland regulators are investigating. the trial resumes today for the two prince george's county
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police officers charged with beating a university of maryland student. this all happened back in 2010 during some wild celebrations after the terps beat duke in a basketball game. yesterday, the judge threw out first degree assault charges against the officers because there is no evidence john mckenna had suffered a permanent injury. rent signaled baker and james harrison are still facing charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office. a map who claims he has tied to al-qaeda is under arrest in new york city this morning after federal agents foiled his plan to blow up the federal reserve building. >> agents insist the public was never in any danger as it was part of a terrorism sting operation. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in the newsroom with the latest on this story. >> good morning. the 21-year-old man entered the united states in january on a student visa but prosecutors say his intent all along was to launch a terrorist attack here in the name of al-qaeda.
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investigators say he wanted to form a terrorist cell and began seeking out al-qaeda contacts in the yait through facebook and twitter. instead, he hooked up with and fbi informant. he first wanted to blow up the new york stock exchange but seteled on the new york federal reserve bank. he expected at tax would include the killing of women and children. yuferred cover agents posing as al-qaeda operatives gave hymn -- undercover agents posing as al-qaeda operatives game him materials. >> i think it shows that law enforcement is vigilant. certainly, we understand that the public can become come placent. we've had no successful attack here in 11 years. but law enforcement can't be. i wand to certainly congratulate the fbi and the joint terrorist task force for good work in this case.
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we have to be vigilant and i can assure that you we're going to remain vigilant. >> reporter: the suspect is charged with at the same timing to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide materials to support al- qaeda. the police commissioner ray kelly also said this is a 15th blot since september 11th to commit a terrorist blot in new york city, each one so far thwarted by police. prison inmates allowed to go home all because of bed bugs. that is coming up next as we check more home --headlines. i don't spend money
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[ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. what a full there. the also trail jayne prime minister taking a tumble over in india. there she goes down again. she is on a three-day visit and tripped and fell on the ground near the gandhi memorial. she lost a shoe or something during this earlier this year, a similar inhappened when she was being whisked away from protestors at an australia day function. is he simply just laughed off the incident. it looks like she is okay. some inmates ate prison in pennsylvania are being allowed to go home for a for you days. it is all because of a bed bug infestation at york county prison.
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officials plan to furlough 09 work release inmates for three days so exterminators can spray infested areas later on this week. the inmates will be allowed to go home or stay with friends and family. those who don't have a place to stay will remain at the prison in a different area. nearly 600,000 people in will take part in the great southeast shakeout day. it hopes to inform people with earthquake preparedness encouraging people to drop, cover and hold on. coming, a presidential faceoff but we're not talking about the polls or even the debates here. >> we are talking about the car wash. yes, details of this unofficial poll where the customers made their selections with suds. >> everybody is making selections with something, whether it is cupcakes, you know. >> it is out of control. f cont . >> plus, we checking weather
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and traffic. stay with us. we'll be right back. [ minto ] you knonow, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look outside right now at oxon hill as we get things
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moving here on thursday. no rain so your car is pretty dry. but a knoxville, tennessee car wash owner, see that transition there, tucker, rain to car wash, as has come up with an unofficial poll on the presidential race. customers can choose from two lanes, one for president obama supporters and one no mitt romney supporters. the owner says the idea is all about getting people to the polls this november. the car wash will post the results on its facebook opinion. seems like the objective would just be to get people to come in and get a car wash. >> i might pick the one with the shortest line or the one with the car wash that is free. >> either way, it is three minute magic. >> sound like a bad movie. >> yeah, right. all right. if you are going to wash your car this morning, no problems. we'll have sunshine here early. later today -- you might want to hold off until tomorrow if you don't want the rain to ruin the new car wash.
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it does that. >> every time i wash my car, it rains. >> that is why you need to listen to the forecast. >> i do listen to his forecast. >> don't wash the car today. 55 in washington. cool start to your day, not as cool as yesterday. 41 in frederick. 48 in one chester. 43 for you at cull ander. a little warmer closer to the bay. leonardtown is 54 degrees. we are 60 in annapolis. sunshine to start your morning. still got a couple of hours to go. i promise to see a little sun here early. we have the clouds moving in and later this afternoon, and tonight, if you are watching later today, the rest of us, we'll get this little batch of moisture that is social wade cold front that will come pinwheeling through. the dynamics in the atmosphere are pretty good, conducive to locally heavy downpours and maybe even some thunderstorms when it moves through. before a rick here for a slight risk for severe weather a
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little later tonight as this whole system moves on through. there you go, right across the mid-atlantic. a slight risk for severe weather, if we can get some thunderstorms going. perhaps some gusty winds, that kind of thing to push this through. the good news is it will move quickly and by early tomorrow, a few clouds, maybe a leftover shower for your morning commute friday and then we'll clear it out and set us up for a great- being look weekend. 71 today. mild temperatures. it will be breezy and mild. tonight, showers and storms likely. mild overnight, your overnight low in the upper 50s to about 06 and here is your accu- weather seven-day forecast. early clouds tomorrow, we'll get it all out of here by noon hour and lots of afternoon sun with mild temperatures, mid- 70s. weekend looks great. saturday and sunday, all kind of outdoor football games, d.c. united has a game. looks great. it will be a little cooler temperatures in the 60s. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright
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who knows how to wash the car. >> that is stuck in my head now. & at the car wash, get the windows done, get the wheels done. >> yeah, you can come over and wash my car any time. >> fox 5 is turning into studio 54. not quite sure how that happened. on the roads, you will find the beltway in better shape traveling between college park and 27067 the inner loop is where we had late-clearing roadwork before new hampshire avenue. all of that has cleared out. the outer loop behaving nicely leaving college park headed around towards 270. southbound 270 good to go coming in out of germantown headed out towards mva. northbound, cleared out to the shoulder. lanes are open eastbound 66 but the gang is all here, heavy and steady, that is how she rolls continuing from route 50 headed out towards 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. . >> hard to follow julie's car wash thing but we are going to
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try. more major league baseball playoff action here on fox 5. >> we should all exercise but how much is too much? could you be a gym addict? >> i don't think we're in danger of that. >> i really don't. maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools.
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as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. . in sports, game three of
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the nlcs, the cardinals and giant came in split at one game apiece. matt carpenter gets the game winner. cards win 3-1 and take a two games to one lead in the series. >> can you catch game four of the national league championship series tonight right here on fox 5. adam wainwright goes for the cardinals and tim linscum takes the mound for the yankees. runny weather in detroit postponed game four. it will be played today. detroit leads three games to none. we have heard the saying, too much of a good thing. >> does that hold true for exercise? some experts are now saying yes. fox's medical team's dr. manny
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alalvarez explains. >> it is almost like the alcoholic has to know where they're going to get the next drink. hi to know where the gym was. >> reporter: although doctors well at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. >> someone has a problem where either a substance or a process or action or thought dictates a cycle that releases dopamine or the pleasure centers of the brain and that same substance or that same process has to occur over and over and over again to satisfy that drive to activate the pleasure centers. >> the exercise obsession began over 15 machines after misty graduated dplej college. she never thought anything was wrong with what she was doing and felt exercise was healthy and a way to deal with stress. >> people looked at it and thought she is healthy. she works out. but my mind, what was -- my mind was the problem. awful my life revolved around the next exercise fix if you will. >> someone that has a
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compulsive disorder to exercise actually has a problem where they miss out on everything else in their life at the expense of having to do this exercise. they have this overwhelming sense of anxiety and drive to exercise that normal people don't have. >> reporter: that is exactly what started happening with misty. she started skipping gatherings, leaving work early and understanding days to hit the gym. >> the problem with overexercising is you get to the point where the psychological pain outweighs any benefits that you would have from a physical standpoint of exercising. >> reporter: misty sought help after family and friends started poking fun at her exercise obsession. andrew spanswig says cognitive behavioral therapy is afternoon the best treatment. medication can help relieve anxiety and a 1-step program work to uncover underlying triggers. >> recovery is a day to day process. for me, it is a spiritual solution. for me, it is about staying
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focused. >> reporter: misty still work out but doesn't get upset if she miss as you day. she is also hoping to bring awareness to the problem. >> the best thing you can do is get help, ask for help and be honest about what is going on. it can destroy your life and it can hurt you physically. >> i'm dr. manny, fox news. >> did dr. manny just give us a pass to skip the gym today? >> i think he did. >> ate great education without the massive cost. ahead at 6:00, why a two-year degree can pay off more now than ever, and not just because tuition is more affordable. time for our facebook fan of the day. today, we say hello to daniel williams. daniel tells us he loves tuning in to fox 5 morning news every day. >> such a serious look. down to business. >> that is because he is focused on taking the picture with his phone by himself. >> it is difficult. >> if you would like to be the facebook fan of the day, log
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onto our facebook page and leave a comment under daniel's picture. [ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of the last four years. under the president's policies, iddle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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