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right now at 10:00, concern in dc schools as some parents learn their children have been exposed to lead. >> that's definitely a health concern. >> how 3w5d is the problem and what will it take to remove the toxins from our schools? ♪ little red corvette. >> just one day of prince's tragic passing. what it's now revealing about the popeye con's final moments. >> plus rain is in the forecast for the early part of your weekend. when we can expect a change. the news starts now. troubling levels of lead found in the krinking water at several dc schools have parents on high alert. >> the lead problem in these schools could be linked to places beyond schools in the district. tisha lewis joins us tonight with that side of the story.
older buildings and home across the dmv could be at risk for potentially dangerous levels of drinking water. a dozen schools have elevated lead levels. >> definitely want to make sure your kids are safe, especially my babies. that's a health concern for anyone. that water is very important. >> reporter: marcus has four daughters who attend elementary school in northeast. it's one of 12 schools with lead levels above the environmental protection agency standards. >> i'm sure whatever it is they're taking care of it. >> reporter: michael and son plumbing guru says schools, homes and buildings could be at risk for elevated lead levels in the drinking water. >> since the incident in flint, we've had calls about people
filtration. >> if schools are having trouble is there hope for you at home. >> they have a resin based water softener installed in your home because that actually can remove all the lead. if you're concerned about it, the best thing to do is take a water sample and send it to an independent lab. make sure that it's certified to test for lead and have it tested. >> reporter: the cost to fix the problem is based on how many water sources are at risk. dc public schools says nearly 4,000 tests were performed, 17 water sources across the district had high levels of lead. at minor elementary school filters are being used. letters went home to parents tonight. dcps is recommending they contact their pediatrician. tisha lewis, fox 5 local news. >> lead poisoning can be hard to detect, too. according to the
children with it can show symptoms of learning disabilities, even hearing loss. people with froe longed exposure to lead may also be at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease and reduced fertility. >> the search continues tonight for the shooter or shooters who fatally shot eight family members execution style in ohio. seven adults and a 16-year-old boy were found this morning in four separate homes just a few miles apart. three kids survived including a four-day-old who was sleeping next to his slain mother. they do not have a motive in the shooting. police have made an arrest after a deadly stabbing and a bomb scare. they found a man covered in blood and a woman dead. the building was evacuated as officer conducted a search. >> reporter: dc police have arrested a 59-year-old man for what investigators describe
domestic-related killing here at this condominium building. the man has been identified and according to property records lives in a unit that's owned by a non-profit that helps the homeless with chronic mental health issues. the residents of this building were kept outside for more than three hours this morning as police conducted a search. this is the man taken into custody earlier today by dc police. he has been identified as 59-year-old charles sikes. online property records show he's lived at this address since 2000 inside a unit on the fifth floor owned by the nonprofit anne frank house. a group that provides housing for men and women with chronic
there was an individual inside of the apartment who subsequently expired as a result of injuries. at this time it appears to be domestic related and all parties involved, as far as witnesses, are cooperating. >> the investigation went on for hours as police wept through the building looking for a suspicious package. the bomb squad was called in and according to a person with knowledge of the search, numerous pages had to be examined by police. neighbors were stunned to learn ai murder had taken place inside their building. >> it a very safe neighborhood. and a wonderful building to live in. and something that needs to happen, it's just unbelievable. >> that's so sad. and i've never seen so many police cars. i've counted about 15 and two fire trucks. it's amazing. wreef never had anything -- well i hope we never have anything again leak this.
this is what is happening. >> we have always thought of this as a very nice neighborhood. but i guess things can happen anywhere. >> dc police stayed on the scene well into the afternoon and at this hour have still not identified the woman who was killed. so far we've been unable to learn much about mr. sikes other than police have charged him with second degree murder. in northwest, paul wagner, fox 5 local news. >> a sad end to the week-long search for a missing fairfax county firefighter. a medical examiner says 31-year-old nicole mittendorff took her own life. her body was found last night. police also found a suicide note in her car which was more than a mile from her body. she was first reported missing last week after she didn't show up to work. now that the search has finished, the trails have reopened at the nati
turning to your weather now we have some showers moving through the dc area right now but how are things looking for the rest of the weekend? gwen tolbart is here with your forecast. >> hi there. well the good news is the weekend is not a washout. yes we had some showers and they're going to continue tonight as well as into the first part of your saturday. so let's take a look at the radar and show you what's going on out there. right now you can see the wide swath of precipitation moving its way down from the south right up the mid atlantic and a pretty good swath of it, some of it a little heavier in spots than others and as we zoom in closer to home you can see we have a frontal system there and that front as well as a low pressure system are responsible for this. and along the line of it there are a few little thunderstorms that have popped up here and there, isolated in nature. we're going to keep that in mind because we can't rule out we might get an isolated one before the night is over. mild outside, 66 at dc, 65 at baltimore, 63 at
hour. dulles at 64. that's the same for culpeper and 59 degrees to the west at cumberland. 58 degrees is your whoever night low, then mostly cloudy skies with the rain showers that will continue tonight. as i said they won't last all day tomorrow at all and winds are from the southwest. and fairly light. for the weekend we're talking 72 and 73 degrees for daytime highs. sunday is your best bet when it comes to the sunshine but you will see the sun return by saturday afternoon at least. so a few showers early on saturday, but after that, things will start to improve. and wait until you see my 7-day forecast. i think you're going like some of what i have to offer there. back to you. zbld tonight as people continue to mourn the death of prince, we are learning more about the death investigation. >> fox's mike toebin has the latest. >> it's a rorkable loss. >> president obama responding to the death of
>> it so happens our ambassador has a turn table so this morning we played "purple rain" and "delirious" just to get warmed up. >> what we're thrilled about is we had a piece to recognize his great krition to american history and culture. >> reporter: overnight many fans holding dance parties kwlug this one where prince filmed "purple rain." the cast of "a color purple" paying tribute. a r. the 57-year-old was found unresponsive in an elevator there thursday. >> staff members from paisley park had been unable to contact prince yesterday morning and went to check on him. >> now as a death investigation continues, a four-hour autopsy was performed on the late artist with his body being released to
>> there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body at all. we have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide. this was a tragedy for all of us. to you, prince rogers nelson was a celebrity. to us, he's a community member and a good neighbor. >> reporter: last week he cancelled shows in st. louis citing health conditions. he had recently cancelled concerts in atlanta citing the flu. >> later in the show a rare look into prince's private recording studio. >> next at 10:00, if you think dc drivers are erratic, our lack of driver's ed courses might have something to do with it. >> dc was considering new rules for new drivers behind the wheel but now they're throwing that plan into reverse. >> plus more on the executi
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you won't have to worry about driver's ed in the district any time soon. >> may 1st would require new drivers to complete extensive education classes before getting a license now they're making a u-turn. jennifer davis live behind the wheel with the story. you are licensed, right? >> i am licensed, i'm safely parked, and yes. the extensive training we're talking about here would have involved 30 hours of classroom lessons plus eight hours of training behind the wheel all before you can take your driver's test. as you mentioned the city putting the brakes on that plan saying they need to take a much closer look with how this would
impact dc residents. there's a lot to learn to become a licensed driver. and in 2014, the dc dmv decided that would be done with commercial driver's ed courses consisting of 40 hours of classroom and car training to the tune of about $1,000. the city said the rule was aimed at creating saver drivers and reducing accidents but it's now suspended a plan to take a closer look at what it means for residents. is there had been several complaints about the cost of the commercial classes. >> they could do all the classroom work in two hours and instead they make them pay all this money for the 30-hour session. it was a total make work waist of time for everybody. >> that's not to say drivers could use a little education. >> drivers in dc are sometimes i think a little kradsy. >> i think they should slultd have the driving test. driver's
young people now, you hear what accidents are under 18 or over 65, so yeah i think it's definitely important. >> there is still a test but for now future drivers will have to study on their own time. >> they better be safe because i got a kid out here. >> reporter: the city says for now this proposal is indefinitely suspended. if you want to take a commercial course, you're still welcome to do that or you can just pick up a study guide if you're a first-time driver and figure it out on your own. back to you guys. >> the man accused in the death of a two-year-old girl is being held without bond. police say a 32-year-old man left his girlfriend's daughter inside a car for nearly 7 hours yesterday in virginia. meanwhile fire officials say many of these are accidental and they've seen these things happen to good people who are good parents. >> just gut wrenching, you could tell it was absolutely unintentional and
lives. it's terrible. don't have the sad tut it could never happen to you. >> fields did tell investigators it was an accident. he faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse. >> fox 5 is in prince george's county tonight where a press conference was held on the issue of gun violence. three years after maryland passed new restrictions on gun ownership, van holland is working on new legislation to prevent weapons used in violent crimes from being brought in from other states. >> it's so important that we act at the national level. that's why it's so important that we take measures to encourage other states to adopt laws like connecticut, like maryland, so that we save lives of marylanders and then of all americans. >> maryland attorney general says since the law was passed, 800 people have a
denied for a license because they've committed a violent crime. >> today virginia governor terry mcallive signed an executive order. he says the measure rectifies virginia's long history of repressing african-american votes, but some republicans claim this is a move to put more democratic voters on the books in an election year. >> the caps with a second opportunity to put the flyers on ice and the chances seem good since the caps were back on home ice and they didn't lose any back-to-back games in regulation. we take you to the second period. hit after hit. second period no score. flyers power play. shots top in traffic and then ryan white scores that gives the flyers
his shot and pass deflects and back in. that's all they needed. the caps outshot the flyers, but. his second career playoff shutout. the caps loose 2-0. their lead game 3 to 2. now they have to go back on the road. >> i heard the collective grown on twitter. >> a legal mandate was created about a decade ago. >> next at 10:00 see what's happening to the businesses who refuse to comply with the law.
young girls will be in danger. meantime donald trump says the decision should be left up to the states. >> the comments come after north carolina passed a bill requiring transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with the sex listed on the birth certificate. after north carolina passed the bill several other states have created similar legislation. lawmakers are making sure dc business owners comply with gender neutral bathroom law. >> reporter: this regulation has been in place for ten years now, but under this program, the district government is asking for people to report if a business is not complying to this regulation. here's how it works. under the rules, a single-use bathroom in dc must be gender neutral. single use means for one person only. here is an example we found at a dc restaurant today. it has both female and male
access. safe bathrooms dc is a way to report places that are not compliant. the office of human rights takes some notification from the public and then sends the business an official warning letter and we're told today in most cases it is resolved right away. >> we send them a letter in the mail and say hey, within 30 days please change your signage and send us a picture of it and we'll close the case immediately. there's no fines, nothing like that. it's just to make sure they make the change. if for some reason a business either wants to refuse to make that change or if they don't respond to us, then we'll file a formal charge of discrimination against the business. >> reporter: the office of human rights says only a few times had they had to take it further than justish youing a letter. in most cases businesses don't realize they're noncompliant but when they do, they make the change right away. in northwest, matt ackland, fox 5 local news. >> a rare look inside prince's paisle
and we're back right now with a look at tonight's top stories. >> we're starting with concerns about lead in dc's schools. right now dc public schools says 12 schools were found to have increased levels of lead. long-term lead exposure can have a list of negative effects on children including difficulty learning, vomiting and irritability. >> this morning dc police got the call to a complex, police found a resident covered in blood and
debt in his apartment. tonight he's behind bars. >> as we continue to mourn the death of pop icon prince, a medical examer has completed his autopsy. prince was found unresponsive yesterday inside of his minnesota home. he was 57 years old. and the tributes for prince are pouring in. so many people across the nation and the world with special memories of their favorite song, also their first prince concert. >> today we talked to one woman who like so many of you was stunned to hear the news and in situation like this, this is always a factor. we talked to a psychologist about the outpouring of sorrow. here is laura evans. >> reporter: there was simply no one like prince. eccentric, fiercely independent, a musical pioneer. his music touching millions and
spanning generations. sabrina was a teenager when she went to her first prince concert. it was the first memory that surfaced when she heard about prince's death on thursday. >> i've never been to a concert filled with such excitement. all the joy and happiness i thought back to that moment. i've been to many concerts but that is one concert that will always bring joy to my soul. >> reporter: psychologist doug says it's not only prince's enormous talent that's sparking the widespread reaction, it's about how he evolved as an artist so fearlessly and genuinely. >> i think what that stirs in people is the recognition that we all have untapped capacity, whether they're creative or aspects of our personality that we keep in check for one reason or another. and long to express and break free. each of us have thoughts
feelings and desires maybe i could do this or i could be more of that or i could try this. and you see somebody who represents doing that. it really, it touches you because it gives you a sense of hope. >> even president barack obama, who hosted prince as a guest at the white house last year said he and the first lady are joining millions of fans in mourns. the president released this statement. few artists have influenced sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly or touched quite so much people with their talent. a strong spirit transcends rules, prince once said, and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder or more reatetive. prince pe meant a lot of things to a lot of people. >> sunshine, joy, love, togetherness. he just loved life and he loved people. he loved mu
he will be missed tremendously. >> new tonight, we've all heard paisley park and we're getting a better idea what paisley park is. this footage from the 1908s shows the inner works of complex. it contains several recording studios, a full-scale performance stage, offices, dressing room and lounges. the compound has been updated several times over the years and it's covered right now with murals of prince and rooms with ultra violent lights and the course the color purple could be seen just about everywhere. >> the photograph was taken in 1993. it's part of their american cool exhibit. >> we collect images of people who have made a
impact on american history and culture and we can't tell the story of rock and roll without telling the story of prince and his influence on american culture. and all of the things that he's contributed to our medical genre. >> the portrait will remain on display until the end of the month. another prince tribute broke out of the spring concert series this morning. >> if you want to call it that. >> wisdom martin, trust me, he's a big prince fan. he took the mic and belted out his rendition of prince's "the beautiful one." i think i've heard it a million times.
♪ ♪ >> parts of that you sound like a crow or a dying bird. he's like shrieking. i can say it, we're friends. >> you won't do go this. >> no, no. it's a good time. as you may know from watching "good day dc" he is a super man. >> if you didn't get a chance to see fox news morning, mike thomas for doing weather, he's notorious for working in pop culture references into his forecast. it was a good tribute there. >> all right. wisdom is a brave man. >> next at 10:00, the high-tech change coming to a traditional american snack food.
charm? we'll be right back. >> if you are renting the american dream, well, it's getting more expensive. home rental prices rising in march. the median price running around $1400 a month with the biggest gains in places like boston and los angeles. and a big recall from fiat chrysler to talk about. the vehicles may roll away after drivers exit. the recall affects several models from the past few years. meantime call it a ford first in china, starting next year the auto maker is bring it's f-150 truck to that country. it is the first time that drivers in china can officially buy this very popular vehicle. and it turns out that breakfast is the most important meal for mcdonald's. the fast food chain seeing its sales boost over the first three months of the year,
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>> north carolina's beer industry is the latest to join the protest against a law that discriminates gay and transgender use of public bathrooms. don't be mean to people. 36 of the state's breweries have agreed to sell the beer. we're told that beer will be available by mid may. >> did you know it's national gelly bean did. i did not. did you know there's a local tie to one of the world's most liked candies. ronald r
gelly beans. the blueberry flavor was created for his 1981 inauguration. there's even a portrait of reagan made of 10,000 gelly beans hanging in the ronald reagan presidential library. he even sent them to space putting them on the 1993 challenger. national jellybean day. >> yes, there is. >> so are we going to have great weather this weekend? >> we are going to have, yeah -- well, yeah. >> don't sugar coat it. >> they get me every time. we're starting off with some rain but we need the rain. but then the weather is going to improve. how's that? >> okay. we'll take that. >> it's a weather buffet. you know what i always say. >> yum, yum. >> choose what you like, lots of serve up. tonight serving up the clouds and hoefr cast skies out there. and light wind
now seeing some of that ralph. some of you not seeing anything at all. it's going to become a little more widespread in the overnight hours. we are talking scattered showers and i can't rule out a pop-up thunderstorm or two. that is a possibility tonight that we could see a stray thunderstorm or so. so we're going to watch that closely for you. showers are going to ringer into the early part of saturday. then they're out of the picture so the weekend is not a wash-out. and the reminder of the weekend looks absolutely great. but by the time we get to monday you're going to think that it's summer actually because we've got some really changes in our temperatures coming along that's really going to warm up quite a bit. in the meantime let's deal with this wet weather. plenty of it, it's all associated with the low pressure system and an associated cold front. that is going to move across the mid atlantic tonight into tomorrow. so this is all ahead of that system. and as we get in just a l
here's that frontal system out to the west and as i said, we had the odd thunderstorm or two pop up, but there's been a little here just north of frederick earlier tonight. not much happening now but there are some heavier pockets of rainfall. so we're going to see that start to fill in a little bit more tonight. if you are going out at this hour at any time, just make sure that you grab your umbrella because you're going to need it. current temperatures, 66 at dc, 63 at gaithersburg this here. 64 at dulles, the same at cull pepper, 63 at hagerstown. overnight lows into the upper 50s and the mid 50s more to the north and to the west of us. but once again, it's going to be just kind of a wet night and the same thing for the first part of your saturday. so we're talking some morning showers so if you're going anywhere early
take your umbrella. by the time we get into the afternoon, i'm going to say early afternoon, we're going to see a big improvement because the sun will come out, we'll have a few lingering clouds, but behind that it will be fairly nice and on sunday, a ridge of high pressure moves in and we're right back into the sunshine in the 70s. sunday is your best day for the entire weekend. changes into the weekend coming where the jet stream is going to move more to the north. our temperatures at the beginning of the week would you believe it? we are talking into the mid to upper 80s. yes. a little taste of summer. 58 degrees, mostly cloudy skies, talking a chance of an isolated storm popping up here and there mainly showers. and the showers lingering into the morning hours. 72 degrees northerly wibd from 10 to 20 miles per hour. you're going to get that wind just a little on the breezy side for tomorrow sous be aware of that. here is a look at your planner by tomorrow. by the 8:00 hour still some showers 59 degrees. by the time we hit midday 66
degrees, and 71 with less clouds and more sunshine by the 5:00 hour. so here's a look at your fox 57-day forecast. look at this. 87 degrees on monday. it's a teaser though. tuesday we get into 84 degrees as well. could see a few spotty showers from another system. we kind of get back to reality by the time we get to thursday as we're hitting it wednesday and thursday p 4. great weather by the time we get back to friday, a week from today from our outdoor fox rocks concert. not bad at all. the weekend as i said, not a wash-out. just have to deal with the wet weather for the early hours and it's clear sailing all the way. i'm sure that my coanchors are going to have some serious planning to do so if they call in sick, you'll know why. >> we've got an idea of the dynamic between the flyers and caps just ten seconds into
tonight's game five. second period no score he scores, flyers are up 1-0. as we take another look at it, white definitely lucky on in one because the puck deflects off the skate, but still a goal is a goal. some of them at point blank range. in the final minute, they pull their goalie, the flyers score, the caps lose 2-0. their lead now 3-2 game 6 philly sunday at
>> free act just a few days ago after the panthers decided to take away the franchise tag. the 49ers showed some interest but ashburn was his first and last stop. he could make as much as $75 million. 50 million of it guaranteed. the question is how the redskins will free up some cap room to pay norman. let me be the first to say welcome to the family can't wait to watch you. hail to the
>> today is earth day and actor leonardo dicaprio emphasized we are in a race for time. world leaders need to take action to stop global warming. >> it has become a runaway freight train bringing with it an impending disaster for all living things. now think about the shame that each of us will carry when our children and grandchildren look back and realize that we had the means of stopping this devastation. >> he also warned that the planet will not be saved unless fossil fuels are left in the ground where they belong. >> a lot of card bored boxes. a lot of them. what happens to all the
cardboard boxes that get delivered to you? >> recycling centers are flooded with cardboard boxes too and now it's worse than ever. >> reporter: silicon valley entrepreneur buys groceries online every week even though he lives five minutes from a store. >> it's just the fact that it's more convenient. >> reporter: and your time is valuable. >> it is. >> he does recycle but worries about all the boxes that end at al san francisco's recycling plant. still less than los angeles at 115 tons a day or new york at almost 900 tons a day. >> when you buy things online, they can show up in two or three boxes within a box. box within a box. kind of a russian doll of boxes. that's really bad packaging and we just encourage people not to support that with their consumer
dollars. >> packaging is frustrating. so here at amazon we're doing something different. >> reporter: amazon has launched what it calls frustration-free packaging. whenever possible the company says products ship in their original packaging eliminating the need for an additional shopping box. while an estimated 90% of core gating packaging is revehicled, that has its own costs like pollution which in turn use a lot of energy and water. he would welcome other option. >> maybe there's a better way of shipping things. maybe we could recycle it every time. maybe there's a cost associated with it. >> reporter: like a fee if it comes in a box or a discount if it's returned intact. and environmentalists are urging folks to shop organized so they're not buying a lot of different things at different times. >> i got about five of them stacked up by
now. >> it's frustrating too because you have to break them down so it's a whole undertaking but it's what we have to do in the name of convenience these days. >> fox 5 local news at 11:00 starts right now. right now at 11:00, high levels of lead found in drinking water at dc schools. >> we definitely want to make sure your kids are safe. >> how common is the problem? an expert has what you need to know. >> plus, new details about prince and his final days. and how hackers are taking advantage of the death investigation. >> and the redskins tradition continues. the deal that's bringing another free agent to the burgundy and gold. >> thanks for staying with us tonight. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm jim lokay. toinl and shawn are both off tonight. news no parent would want to he