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♪ good morning, everyone. it is 4 4:25 on this monday morning, october 22nd. temperatures in the 50s right now. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. wisdom martin has the day off. let's get a quick check of the weather with tucker barnes. >> good morning, sarah. we are starting off just fine. lots of clear skies out there. going to be a beautiful monday for you. a little warmer than yesterday. a lot to look forward to. our temperatures will be surging well above normal. we'll be near 80 by the middle
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of the week. that little h you see in west virginia, area of high pressure that keep us nice and dry over the next several days. still some thunderstorm activity well out to the west, out to the north and east of kansas city, some good thunderstorm activity and a cold front. this area will dominate the weather across the eastern half of the country for the next couple of days. we are falling back into the 40s. we are just 51 right now in washington. later this afternoon, our temperatures will top out in the low 70s schs even a few degrees warmer than yesterday. -- which is even a few degrees warmer than yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. our top stories now, a deadly shooting at a wisconsin spa leaves three people dead and four others injured. the gunman is among the dead. police say the man opened fire inside the spa late yesterday morning and police believe the motive had to do with a
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domestic dispute between the shooter and his estranged wife would worked there. two weeks before election day and early voting is starting in the district this morning. in seven states, voters are casting ballots today. at least one-third of voters are expected to cast their ballots before election day. it is the final presidential debate tonight between president barack obama and governor mitt romney and this one is all about foreign policy. the candidates will face off over questions about iran, libya and china. preparations have been under way. the school in florida has spent $5 million preparing for tonight's debate. don't forget about our new show starting tonight, fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 will run for the next two weeks until election day. send us your tweets and we'll use them for the new program
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that begins at 6:30 tonight on fox 5. the skips overcame turnovers and injuries to take a three high pressure point lead over the giants. a robert griffin iii touchdown pass to santana moss with less than three minutes to go. thekins lose 27-23. dave ross has more. >> reporter: the good, 480 yards of total offense. the bad, four turnovers. they can handle three but the fourth one did them in. but the ugly, an achilles tear to tight end fred davis who is out for the year. >> the guys that stepped up in his spot played extremely well. i thought it was great to see them step up in that situation. but losing fred is huge, in my opinion. he is a gamer. he shows up on game day.
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he plays extremely well. not only does he catch the ball and great after the catch but he is a great run blocker and a good guy to have out there with you on the field. my opinion, it sucks for everybody involved in the situation including fred and he will be missed. >> reporter: today's 27 been 23 loss to the giants here leaves the redskins at 3-4:00 in new jersey, dave ross, fox 5 sports. speaking of the skins, they may be heading to the steel city with number 47 on the team. there are reports that the team will sign chris cooley. he could be back with the skins as soon as today. the 30-year-old spent eight seasons before being released in late august. he left as the all-time franchise leader in career receptions with 428. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all
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your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. good morning, everyone on this monday, october 22nd. getting closer and closer to the end of the month. hard to believe and the holidays just around the corner, not that we want to get into that so much. i'm sarah simmons. wisdom martin has the day off. welcome to fox 5 morning news. just the two of us, you're already doing the holiday pitch? >> i know. i was. i'm kind of dressed for it too. >> i don't know what's going on with that. >> it's getting close. >> it's out there. >> temperatures later this week topping out near 80. >> what happened? >> we're heading in that direction. starting with today, we're not going to be in the 80s today but back in the low 70s. let me mention that it is cool to start your day. cold in spots. 51 at reagan national. look at dulles, 40 now.
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nice and chilly out to the west. nice, cool start to your day. lots of sunshine expected around here for your monday. there is a big look at your satellite-radar. cloud cover, you can't even find any until you get well out to the west out towards portions of the midwest and around here, nice, quiet weather pattern as high pressure keeps up, dry here for the foreseeable future. and i mean most of the next seven days. so you will stay tuned for the seven-day forecast. it is a good one. we'll top out near 70 later this afternoon with very pleasant conditions government -- got to love this time of year. on the roads right now, looking pretty well. no accidents to report as you continue and from the wilson bridge. light traffic volume continuing across the bridge continuing over towards alexandria. southbound 29 an easy commute coming in from randolph road. no trouble spots for those
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traveling the top stretch of the beltway between college park and bethesda. all lanes are open each direction on the play between annandale and merrifield. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. . >> thank you. election day just two weeks from tomorrow and starting today, voters in d.c. can start casting ballots in early voting. some got a chance to meet a few of the candidates running in ward 4 and for the at large d.c. council seat at a forum in northwest last night. president obama meets governor romney for their third and final presidential debate tonight and preparations are well under way in boca raton, florida. tonight's debate is on foreign policy with afghanistan, libyaened other world hot spots topping the agenda for this. both are getting ready behind close doors. we have a new show debuting
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as election day approaches. fox 5 news emyou decide 2012 will focus on local and national candidates during the final two weeks of the campaign. it starts tonight here on fox 5 at 6:30 p.m. police in wisconsin say the gunman who opened fire at a spa yesterday morning had slashed his estranged wife's tires just two weeks before. the woman who worked at the spa was grant a restraining order against 45-year-old radcliffe hotten. in montgomery county, police are investigating an assault on the capital crescent trail in bethesda. this happened around 7:00 last night near brookway drive south of mass avenue. police say a woman was jogging, stopped for a group of deer to pass. she was struck from behind. she realized she was dragged
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off the trail. >> detectives are at the hospital now investigating the vic ti. we are trying to confirm exactly what happened after she was hit on the head and also clarify any suspect description. -- detectives are at the 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
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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 friday. another officer was convicted of second-degree assault. gree . it was a tough day for the skins in jersey. rg iii made a game saving scramble and pass on fourth down and then threw a touchdown
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pass to santana moss with less than two minutes to go. eli manning came back. and the giants win it 27-23. >> that was a tough one. any time you score with a couple of minutes left in the game, you feel like you got momentum going and they make some big plays. really credit to them making the big plays when they had to. i think we're 0-2 in the red zone scoring touchdowns and they were 2-2 and minus two in the turnover ratio. i was pleased with the effort of our football team. >> we're competitors. he did a good job leading his team to victory today. hopefully in the future, i'll have many more chances to do that for my team. but when the game is on the line, you want the ball in your hands and you believe you can do it. there wasn't a doubt in my mind that we were going to win that game. rex told me in the locker room there are some games you will be a part of that you should
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have won and you lost and some games that you should have lost and you won. we felt this was a gam we should have won that we lost. >> there are reports that the redskins have reached out to chris cooley to replace davis. he could be back with the team as soon as today. of course, he spent eight seasons as the skins' tight end before being released in august. august. . developments overseas now in the war on terror. that is coming up next. nearly a dozen people arrested in an alleged plot to attack shopping malls. >> drivers in one major city are on high alert this morning. a gunman taking aim at random. we are checking more headlines
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. jordannian police stopped a major terrorist attack and arrested 11 al-qaeda suspects who were planning the attack. they are accused of plotting to kill american and european diplomats and planning attacks on shopping malls too. back here at home, drivers in michigan are on high alert this morning after police say an unknown gunman appears to be targeting cars at random. since last tuesday, 16 people have been shot at but luckily no one has been injured. police released this sketch of what the shooter may have looked like. funeral services are set for former senator george mcgovern. a public viewing will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. thursday in sioux falls, south dakota. a prayer service will then follow. a private burial will take place at a later date at rock creek cemetery in washington,
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d.c. he died yesterday morning at a hospice in south dakota after suffering from a number of medical conditions. he ran for president three times, most notably back in 1972 against richard nixon. he was 90 years old. president obama release a statement following mcgovern's death say is the former senator dedicated his life to serving the country he loved. he says george as a statesman of great conscience and conviction and michelle and i share our thoughts and prayers with his family. the long rate is over for metro riders. the big ribbon cutting that will make your commute easier even before you step foot on the trains. >> good morning. we have a nice looking monday in store for you with temperatures topping out in the 70s. we are back in the 40s and low 50s. i will have the details on that weather. julie wright has a look at your traffic too coming up in just a couple of minutes. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs.
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. welcome back. this is a live look at oxon hill, beltway there. things seem to be moving along pretty well today. nice and cool out there. i almost turned my seat warmers on today but you said no, i'm going to hold out.
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i'm not going to do it. >> i turn mind on. >> you did? >> why not? it feels good. a little chilly in my house when i left this morning. >> gorgeous sunday yesterday. temperatures reached in the mid- 60s. the trend the next several days will to be warm things up. we'll top out in the low 80s. >> this is crazy. >> not today but in the next couple of days. >> all right. just going to hang out if a little bit. >> much of the week. we'll take it while we can. i think as we turn the corner into november we'll really cool down. let's get started with a look at yesterday's highs. temperatures in the 60s yesterday. 67 at reagan national. dulles, 65 degrees. bwi marshall, 66. with the clear skies, temperatures really able to cool down here overnight. we are starting to bottom out here in the 30s and low 40s for much of the area. that is the hot spot. 30s off to the west and north.
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manassas 37 degrees this morning. 37 in frederick. 37 in one chester. a very cool start to the day. headed to the bus stop, going for the morning jog, definitely jacket weather for the first half of your day. i think later this afternoon, you might be able to sport the short sleeve shirts for a time here as our highs will top out in the low 70s. a few degrees warmer than yesterday. the trend over the next couple of days will be to warm things up. we don't have anything going on. we have high pressure out to the west. that is going to keep things nice and dry around here for the next several days. by next several, i mean right into early next weekend, we're expecting dry conditions. so if you want to get out and hit a few golf balls, that kind of thing. it will be perfect for it later this afternoon and for the rest of the week as we get a warming trend. we'll get some southerly wind around here and that will push the temperatures up. 72degrees. that should say sunny skies. mild afternoon. winds out of the north and west. 55 the overnight low.
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i'm not sure what it said. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. hopefully more accurate than my spelling. temperature about 80 degrees. sunshine all week long. the next chance of rain doesn't get in here until next sunday. we'll take it while we can get it. let's get the latest on traffic from julie wright. >> on the roads, you will find your lanes are open along the top stretch of the beltway between college park and beth case. coming south, authorities are checking for a crash near 198 in laurel. overnight construction still in play here northbound on the gw parkway. let's get back to ma map. northbound on the gw parkway as you approach spout run. -- let's get back to that map. southbound, all of your lanes are open. no big tie-ups to report betwe
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and merrifield. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. . after eight and a half months, metro says it's the finished an escalator replacement project at the dupont circle station. the transit system opened three new escalators at the station's south entrance sunday. >> i would like to take a moment to remind everyone why this project was so necessary. the dupont circle escalators here at the south entrance were among the most unreliable escalators in our system. they were old. the manufacturer had gone out of business. it was difficult to secure parts to repair the old escalators. >> metro has a multi-year plan to improve escalator service. it plans it replace 94 escalators over the next seven years -- it plans to replace 94
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94 escalators over the next seven years. get ready for big saving as you start your holiday shopping. stores doing more to keep up with online competition. we'll show you how. show you ho
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a consumer alert for drivers out there. nissan is recalling nearly 14,000 altima vehicles for loose bolts that could fall out. the recall is for model years 2012 and 2013, made from may 10th through july 26th. the recall is expected to begin next week and dealers will tighten the bolts to the necessary amount. here is a gift for holiday shoppers. big box brick and mortar stars are trying to keep up -- stores are trying to keep up with the
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competition. >> reporter: retail experts say the new price match by big box chains like target and best buy is a technological sign of the times. and if other brick and mortar stars don't adjust, we may continue to see more of them shut their doors. in recent years, it is a double- edged sword for store front retailers. they lose the sale and have to pay more overhead costs than the online retails are. a recent survey by brokerage house found that on average, target's prices were 14% higher than amazon. wal-mart's prices were 9% higher. >> they know they have the ability to compete and match prices. it is great for the consumer. the consumer knows they will get the best deal when they
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walk into the store. >> >> reporter: best buy gave us this statement. this statement. best buy's price match is effective immediately with the exception of the week of thanksgiving and cyber monday through december 24th. target says they plan to roll out their plans this monday. there are currently three proposed bills in congress seeking to force online retails are to collect in-state sales taxs from customers, something experts say will level the playing field. playing field. president obama's health care reform law is having a unique impact on hospitals. a new medicare penalty that could levy heavy fines on hospitals that have a high number of patient readmissions. and some are now concerned that those fines could lead to more hospitals closing their doors
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for good. we have a report. have a repor >> reporter: being rushed to the hospital isn't a one-time visit for some patients. two-thirds see readmissions within for days for illnesses. >> medication adherence is a big issue. a lot of patients will get discharged, go home and maybe they can't pay for or don't have the ability to get the drug they need. you end up with them back in the er within seven days. >> reporter: earlier this month, medicare started fining hospitals at high rates of readmission. the fines are restricted to readmission cases related to just three conditions. that is heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. it is unclear how much of an
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antidote it will be to curing the problem of providers. >> the moment they will start to cost hospitals something, they will go to the congress and get those fines rescinded. >> private insurers will start to incentivize their providers under contract with them to reduce readmissions as well and they might broaden it to more diseases. >> reporter: experts add that just because a hospital is being fined doesn't mean to say the actual quality of care, treatments and surgery you are going to get at that establishment is going to be low but they do say it is something that patients need to consider when they are going to have their procedure. heir proc it has come down to one final game to decide who goes to the world series. another huge game tonight on
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fox. we'll have a check on sports. >> plus, a boat race straight from the pumpkin patch? stay tuned. ass families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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game six of the national league championship series between the giants and cardinals. san francisco jumped out quick scoring five runs in the first two innings. two innings. ryan vogelsong pitched seven strong innings and the giant won 6-1 and force a deciding game seven tonight. the winner moves on to the world series and can you catch all the action here on fox 5. the cardinals will send kyle loshe to the mound and the giant have matt kaine and the coverage against at #:00 p.m. a unique race in salt lake city, utah where dozens of people raced their giant
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pumpkins across the pond. ross bowman stood up in his giant gourd shouting with excitement. finally a victory for the pumpkin grower. >> i raced last year and i got third again. i've been third four times with my pumpkins on weight and so it is about time i got first on something. >> reporter: what was his secret to reining first place for best grower in -- winning first place for best grower? >> i planted my vine so sew that they grew north and south instead of east and west. >> reporter: you may also wonder how do you race a pumpkin anyway? participants carve out all the seed and pulp leaving only the thick orange shell behind. that is where they sit and use these oars to get across the pond. >> i've never seen pumpkins floating in water before. >> last year, i had three pumpkins that were over 1,000 pounds and my big

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