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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, russia investigation. president trump changes course now saying there really is no reason for special counsel robert mueller to interview him. >> caught on camera. police ask for your help identifying the suspects in two separate robberies in the district. >> rush hour promise. new proposal would require that metro refund the cost of your trip if you experience any significant delays. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. >> it is thursday, january 11th. we actually have a school closing that you do need to be aware of. >> yes. george washington middle school in alexandria
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third straight day. it's because of that burst water pipe so again george washington school in alexandria closed for a third day. >> all right. so, we've got erin in the traffic center and of course we've got mike in the weather center doing their respective duties. mike we'll start with you. >> ladies good morning we're talking warmup in the weather department. temperatures will going to constantly warm from this point today up until late tomorrow night. how warm will we go? that answer is coming up. hey erin. >> we'll take the warmup and the quiet conditions on 270. let's see how things are shaping up in virginia and the district as we continue. >> thank you both of you. if you're just getting up with us now at 5:01 let's get you the headlines and developing this morning d.c. police need your help locating a missing two-year-old. >> annie yu is in the news room with the details. what happened here. >> reporter: holly and maureen good morning. the toddler disappeared around 3:30 tuesday afternoon. we have a picture of the young toddler. this is two-year-old amir sheffield who was last seen in the 2400 block of alabama avenue.
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police tell us amir is 25 pounds with a light complexion, black braids and brown eyes. he was also wearing a red shirt, blue pants along with tan colored boots and jacket. he was also wearing a red hat at the time of his disappearance. now, police believe the toddler is with his father sherrod twitty. sherrod is 6 feet tall weighs about 300 pounds and may be driving an older model blue acura with four doors and also tinted rear windows. d.c. police need your help locating amir. if you have any information you're urged to call d.c. police. that's the very latest from the news room. back to you maureen and holly. >> ♪ >> time right now is 5:02. death toll from those california mudslides is rising. at least 17 people are dead and that same number are reported missing. many people ignored voluntary evacuation orders and the l.a. times reports that emergency cell phone alerts did not go out to residents until after the mudslides began in montecito area a officials say it is because they did
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expect such disastrous conditions. >> a lot of frustration on the part of people who had been evacuated for a number of days during the fire obviously nobody likes to be evacuated from their home and i think the thought was that, you know, this is probably not going to -- to be a problem but ultimately it obviously was. >> 400 homes have been destroyed including one right next to oprah winfrey. it may take months for water service to be restored. >> 5:03 is our time right now and president trump says it is unlikely that he will be interviewed by robert mueller's team heading the investigation into possible russian meddling during the 2016 election. the president was asked about the possibility of an interview and said he didn't think it would be necessary since he says there was no collusion between his campaign and the russians. those sentiments backtrack from june of last year when the president said he would 100 percent be willing to talk with mueller under oath. >> the debate over daca heating up and the clock is ticking for lawmakers to reach
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government shut down. democrats say they want a clean daca bill one that protects dreamers and doesn't deal with other immigration issues. democrats want daca fix to be included in a spending bill that must pass by next week to keep the government running. republicans will need some support from democrats to get any spending deal passed. >> 5:04 right now and developing this morning, d.c. police need your help finding several persons of interest connected to a burglary. they put out this video. the burglary happened at a jewelry store in the 1300 block of f street northwest in the early morning hours of january 7th. the crooks smashed the front door to get in took some items and got away in a white van parked out front. >> detectives in the district are also investigating an armed robbery and say they need your help identifying the two suspects involved. the incident happened on wednesday afternoon in the 5500 block of 14th street northwest. >> new surveillance images show a suspectly in a shooting near george washington university hosta
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23rd street. police say the suspect and victim argued before the shooting. the hospital was placed on lockdown for a short time. the victim is expected to be okay. five minutes past the hour right now. today metro board members will take action on a plan to offer refunds when your metro trip takes too long. the proposal says that if you experience a delay of 15 minutes or more during peak periods on rail or bus, your fare will be refunded. riders will have to fill out an online form for the refund. there will be times including bad weather where the refund policy would not be effect. part of metro's push to increase ridership. >> the i-95 express lanes are expanding south. virginia governor terry mcauliffe announced lanes will go down to fredericksburg. right now they stop at garrisonville. the project will begin in the spring and should be set to open in that 2022. >> it will be great when it's done but getting there might try some patience. all right.
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so, mike thomas -- >> good morning. >> -- it's the days we've been waiting for, right. >> i know. here comes the warmup. i just wish it came with more sun. that's the biggest question. >> we'll take it. >> never look a gift horse in the mouth. >> glass half full. i like it. good attitude. all right. 41 degrees here in d.c. this morning. so, the warmup sort of beginning here but we still have 30's and even some subfreezing temperatures out there. gaithersburg at 38, manassas at 39 but martinsburg winchester and cumberland all waking up to temperatures in the 20's this morning. so, still need the heavy jacket but as you see here on satellite and radar, well, it's kind of hard to see but you're gathering some moisture down to the south and you're really starting to pick things up in terms of wind direction out of the south and that is going to continue to stream more warm air here into d.c. and to our entire region over the next 48 hours temperatures are almost going to consistently rise. temperatures tomorrow morning may be warmer than at any point throughout the day today. just to give you an idea how warm they're going to be. 55 degrees your daytime high today, lots of clouds around. again, we'll
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into the forecast by the time we get into the evening but they'll be scattered. no kind of washout today. more rain in the forecast as we head towards your day on friday. details on that in a couple more minutes. that's weather. over to erin for traffic. >> 5:07 right now. taking a look at 270 we're wide opened. very light volume from 70 down to 121. 13 minute trip and you're just as quiet as you make your way through gaithersburg and rockville this morning. we'll take that for your thursday morning, friday eve commute. take a look right now with the top side of the beltway. no problems on the outer loop, 95 to 270, connecticut avenue looks good. things through chevy chase are nice and quiet and then as we make our way out right now bottom side of the beltway same story. look at all that light volume as you head on the inner loop, pennsylvania avenue to the wilson bridge. metro is on time. our area bridges look good and your ride to the airports nice and quiet. back to you. >> coming up on fox5 news morning rivers of mud and debris continue to flow down streets in parts of southern california. >> and starbucks is throwing its support behind a paper cup ban. >> heading to break, a live
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capitol dome lit up looking beautiful. 5:07 is the time, 41 degrees your temperature. we're back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ >> welcome back to fox5 news morning on this thursday. it's 5:08 right now and we are at 41 degrees already. how does that sound? pretty good
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warmup. at least that's what we're calling it today and into tomorrow and the we're enjoying it all. traffic moving just fine right now of course at these early hours but we'll keep you posted on everything throughout the morning. >> we're getting reports of several moderate to strong earthquakes have struck in and around the border of iran and iraq over the past few hours. at least five have been reported with the strongest a 5.6 magnitude quake in the western part of iran. unclear about any damage at this point. no injuries also have been reported. we'll keep you updated on that. the u.s. state department has now issued a do not travel warning for five parts of mexico. that puts them on the same level as war torn countries like yemen, syria and somalia. four of the areas are on the pacific coast and one is along the u.s. border. these warnings are because of danger from drug cartels. >> the recent weather -- cold weather that is was followed by all kinds of problems including a flight fiasco at j.f.k. airport in new york. former transportation secretary ray la hood will lead an
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what went wrong there. the slew of problems started last thursday following a bitter winter storm. it led to frozen equipment, problems handling luggage and days of cancellations and flight delays. la hood and his team will detail their findings and recommendations in a report expected in a few months. >> president trump has until the end of the week to make a decision about iran's nuclear program and the united states' involvement. the president is deciding whether to continue waiving sanctions against iran. now within the week the administration has to tell congress whether iran is complying with the major components of the nuclear deal. >> the white house is combating the opioid crisis by steering more resources to the border. president trump signed the interdict act which aims at battling the influx of illegal drugs into the u.s. now, the extra resources include new screenings to help detect chemicals at the border. at the same time individual states are launching their own initiatives. recent state of the state speeches saw governors in florida, indiana new jersey and
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more opioid prevention efforts. >> u.s. immigration agents arrested 21 people in raids targeting dozens of 7-eleven stores across the country on wednesday. all those arrested were suspected of being in the country illegally. the move appears to be part of the trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration. a statement from 7-eleven says owners at franchise stores are responsible for hiring and verifying their own employees. >> california congressman darryl isa says he will not seek reelection. he's just the latest in a growing number of veteran republican lawmakers who are giving up their seats at the end of their terms. right now 46 house members, 32 republicans, 14 democrats are retiring or running for other office. this number of republican departures is the most for one party since 1994. >> starbucks customers in the uk may notice a price increase the next time they purchase a cup of coffee. the coffee giant is adding a new fee to its cup of coffee but
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out a paper cup. the company hopes the tax will encourage and support the use of environmentally friendly cups. so, what are you supposed to bring your own. >> yeah they do have that at starbucks. >> when you're on the -- >> i can't constantly have one. is that just in london. >> let's hope. >> yeah. >> keep it over there. >> 5:12. stay across the pond. coming up a new poll suggests most americans would choose oprah winfrey over president trump in an election. >> a controversial homework assignment asks kids to give three good reasons for slavery. >> as we head to break it is 5:12 right now. 41 degrees is the temperature. you're looking live right there. traffic in the dmv moving along just fine. we'll be right back. >> ♪
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>> time is 5:14.
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we're following for you today, thursday january 11. d.c. police need your help finding a missing two-year-old boy. take a look. his picture is on the screen. his name is emir sheffield. police believe he's with his father sherrod twitty. he was last seen wearing a red shirt tan boots tan jacket and a red hat. his father may be driving a older blue f four door hack are way tinted windows. >> police need your help finding the latest bandits. you can see them in this video released by d.c. police. this benson's jewelers on f street northwest. the most recent burglary happened in the early morning hours of january 7th but it was also hit last month on december 13th. the burglars then escaped in a stolen church van. >> the death toll from those california mudslides is rising the. at least 17 people are dead and the same number are missing.
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evacuation orders and the l.a. times reports emergency cell phone alerts did not go out to residents until after the mudslides began in montecito and that area around it. officials say it's because they didn't expect such disastrous conditions. >> ♪ >> 5:16 is our time right now. live look at the white house at this early hour and i just keep focusing, mike, on that 41 degrees. >> not bad. not bad to start. i'm trying to think of when the last time, i'll have to look it up, when the last time we started this mild i guess you could say. it's still cool outside but it's warmer than it's been and yes, today is starting our big warmup. temperatures in the mid-50's and by tomorrow mid 60's. why not? we deserve it in d.c. 41 degrees in washington. gaithersburg at 38. dulles at 39. we have subfreezing temperatures out to the west so martinsburg, winchester, cumberland some of these valley areas kind of holding onto the cold air as long as they can but later on this afternoon temperatures expected to warm up for all. satellite and radar nothing going on locly
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we may see a little bit of sun this morning but more clouds than anything throughout the day today. next storm system is getting itself organized out to the west. this will be a great lakes runner, meaning the center of the storms going to go up through the great lakes. that's going to leave us in the warm sector meaning this an all rain event. sorry kids i think you had enough days off early this week. this is why storm track matters. when storms go down to our south they wrap cold air down around them and then we're dealing with snow here in the d.c. region. i mention this one though not going to do that. this one is going to go up to our west. warm air gets filtered in ahead of it and instead we deal with the warmup and we deal with rain showers as opposed to snow showers. will we get through this whole thing unscathed with snow? we may see a few flakes. all rain today, later tonight. through the daytime hours tomorrow it's kind of on and off showers and maybe some steady rain throughout the day and evening hours. saturday as the storm starts to exit maybe we make a brief change to mix and or snow but not expected to be a big deal unless you live in the mountains. you could get a few inches in the mountains. locally not
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anything except for maybe some quick flakes. moderate drought in place. we need the rain here. we had our fifth driest december on record. we only had a half inch of precip so far since december 1st. hopefully we get a little bit more than that as we work our way through the next few days. maybe over an inch would be beneficial. seven-day forecast, after the warmup comes the cold. by sunday temperatures back in the 30's. that's weather. erin is back with traffic. >> 5:18. earlier crash 95 northbound at franconia-springfield that quickly cleared. drive times in the clear. 270 by father hurley you can see some headlights picking up but we're still quiet drive times still looking really good. same story on the top side of the beltway outer loop 95 to the 270 spur flowing freely there. on the inner loop little pixilate there had for our camera but the drive times are good. we're all green all good no problems. you can see 395 looks great. we're seeing very light volume. we're at speed. all bridges look good and metro is on time. i got you covered if that changes. back to you holly and maureen. >> all righ
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is 5:18. let's take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media with our realtime news tracker. >> and wisdom martin is back with, guess what, our realtime news tracker. >> hey, whiz. >> good morning to you both. first up this morning president trump says he's not worried about oprah winfrey but maybe he should be. a new poll from rasmussen find that is oprah winfrey is beating president trump by 10 points in a hypothetical 2020 matchup. 48 percent of respondents said they would vote for oprah winfrey compared to 38 percent who said they would vote to reelect president trump. >> reporter: the newest debate on how legalizing marijuana nationwide could be more help than harm. new study out by new frontier data found that making pot legal across the country would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs in the next decade. also trending this morning, a private christian school in wisconsin is under fire over a fourth grade
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assignment. the social studies worksheet asked students to give three good reasons for slavery and three bad reasons. parents expressed shock with some saying they found the assignment highly offensive and insensitive. however, the principal says the assignment was intended to spark debate in the classroom. buffalo bills general manager brandon beam says the accusations from a jaguars player about richie incognito stemmed from a misunderstanding. now, that defensive player made those accusations shortly after the jags defeated the bills on sunday advancing to the afc playoffs. there's been speculation buffalo bills players may have been coached to get other teams to lose their cool. and finally, black panther hasn't even hit theaters yet it's already setting records. fandango reports that the first 24 hours of ticket presales for the film were the largest it's ever seen for any of the marvel movies: the record was previously held by captain ameri
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those are your trending stories this morning. >> all right. can't wait to see that one. >> uh-huh. >> next month. come on up. okay, coming up on fox5 news morning, the i.r.s. needs a cash infusion and it's all because of the new tax code. >> and diet coke is getting a makeover. >> heading to break, live look across the d.c. region right now at 5:21. 41 degrees is your temperature. back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ with dunkin' deals, you get two egg & cheese wake-up wrap sandwiches for $2. and two of those for two of those means you deserve a few of those. stop in for the latest dunkin' deal, two egg & cheese wake-up wrap sandwiches for $2. america runs on dunkin'. before we start, i just want to say if anyone still doesn't have fios,
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>> find enough agents to answer taxpayer questions. tootsie roll being sued for allegedly under filling junior mint boxes. one woman says a box
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mints she bought in new york was 40 percent air. tootsie roll industries released a statement saying all of its products complies with allstate and federal regulations. >> diet coke is getting a new look and new flavors after reports of sinking sales. the company will now offer 12-ounce skinny cans and will be refreshing the logo. besides the original diet coke consumers will be able to choose from ginger lime feisty cherry set of tea blood orange and twisted mango. diet coke sales have fallen. the change can -- and the new flavors will hit store shelves after -- later this month. >> until they can get rid of that after taste -- >> right. >> that's -- maybe it's just me. >> soda just never has been my vice. >> i enjoy a glass every now
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and then. >> every now and again from time to time, sure. >> good morning ladies. we're beginning a warmup here in d.c. t temperatures outside right now in town not too bad. 41 degrees winds are calm and we'll be going through a warmup. here's why. satellite and radar showing the setup. you got a cold front out here to the west sliding down through portions of the kind of central u.s. out ahead of it, you're starting to get a lot of moisture. this is streamers coming off the gulf. moisture coming off the gulf here, a little bit more coming off the atlantic, all of this heading up into our region and it's going to start to warm us up as we head through the next few days. 44 degrees, we're dry through the morning hours. maybe a few peeks of sunshine but clouds should thicken here pretty quickly through the morning hours. by 1 o'clock we're at 50 degrees, mostly cloudy. by 4 o'clock, maybe a couple of showers in play here. let me bring in futurecast and show it to you. we're looping three, 4, 5, 6 o'clock here. you see showers down through northern portions of virginia.
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futurecast stays dry at least until beyond the evening commute. just don't be shocked if you see a couple of showers coming our way later on tonight. all right, guys, that's a check of your weather forecast. let's send it up to erin como checking out how those roadways are doing. how does it look erin. >> good news, no crashes right now but we have a lot of volume picking up. this is ■a livelook 95 asyou head from dale city to the mixing bowl, give yourself a few extra minutes. but so far so good. we're quiet by quantico and south of that point fredericksburg into stafford looking good past courthouse road. forwarding things along once you cross the mixing bowl 395 also in the clear right now. not seeing any problems. hov and main lanes looking good. and we're quiet to the 14th street bridge. want to show you a look in maryland now. no problems on the top side of the beltway. 95 out by 212 both directions a little increased volume but southbound from the icc headlights down to the beltway we are still at speed. northbound side to bwi looks very quiet as well. things in the district also looking good. as we take another look not seeing any problems there. canal at foxhall road looks good. new york avenue
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road northeast inbound volume. even though it's picking up no major delays yet and all metro rail lines are on time. looks like we're at the club right now with the way the lights are going. back to you. >> all right. thanks erin. coming up on fox5 news morning, relief is coming to the i-95 corridor for virginia commuters. >> police asking for your help identifying the suspects in two separate robberies in the district. >> and as we head to break at 5:27, there is a live picture right there. i can't -- oxon hill, okay. looks a little blurry to me. maybe it's just me. anyway, it's a nice mild morning out there. 41 degrees right now. we've got more news, weather and traffic on the other side to talk about so don't go anywhere. you're watching fox5 news morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ today on fox5 news morning, russia investigation. president trump changes courses now saying there really is no reason for special counsel robert mueller to interview him. caught on camera. police ask for your help identifying the suspects in two separate robberies in the district. rush hour promises. a new proposal would require metro to refund the cost of your trip if you experience any significant delays. fox5 news morning starts right now. >> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> good morning to you. thank you very much for joining us. >> it is thursday, january 11th. we do have a school closing of which you need to be aware. >> all right. george washington middle school in alexandria will be closed again today for the third straight day due to a
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>> hm. meanwhile, let's see, for the fourth straight day these two have been working hard so let's check in with mike with weather and we'll talk to erin about traffic. hey mike. >> for the first time i have good news. how about a warmup on the way in d.c. 50's later today. 60's tomorrow. bad news is it comes with a little bit of rain. we'll team it out for you coming up. hey erin. >> that makes my heart happy. i'm tired of being cold. traffic is on time. we'll take a look at metro next. >> we'll check back in a few. 5:31 is the official time though and d.c. police need your help finding a missing two-year-old boy. this is emir sheffield on the left of your screen. he was last seen tuesday on alabama avenue in southeast. now police believe the toddler is with his father sherrod twitty. he's the man on the right. emir was last seen wearing a red shirt blue pants tan boots a tan jacket and a red hat. his father sherrod may be driving an older model blue four door acura with tinted rear windows. >> 5:31 is the time
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the death toll from those california mudslides is rising. at least 17 people are dead and the same number are missing. many people ignored voluntary evacuation orders and the l.a. times reports emergency cell phone alerts did not go out to residents until after the mudslides began in the montecito area. officials say it's because they didn't expect such disastrous conditions. >> a lot of frustration on the part of people who had been evacuated for a number of days during the fire obviously. nobody likes to be evacuated from their home and i think the thought was that, you know, this is probably not going to -- to be a problem but ultimately it obviously was. >> 400 homes have been destroyed including one right next to oprah winfrey. it may take months for water service to be restored. >> 5:32 right now and president trump has until the end of the week to make a major decision about iran's nuclear program and the united states' involvement. the president is deciding whether to continue waiving sanctions against iran within the week the
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whether iran is complying with the major components of the nuclear deal president trump has until the end of the week to make a major decision about iran's nuclear program and the united states' involvement which i think we already said. >> president trump says it is unlikely he will be interviewed by robert mueller's team heading the investigation into possible russian meddling during the 2016 election. now the president was asked about the possibility of an interview and said he didn't think it would be necessary since he says there was no collusion between his campaign and the russians. those sentiments backtrack from june of last year when the president said he would 100 percent be willing to talk to mueller under oath. >> 5:33 right now and developing this morning the jewelry store hit by burglars for the second time in a month. you can see the thieves there in the video. this video was released by d.c. police. this is benson's jewelers on f street in northwest d.c. the most recent burglary happened in the early morning hours of january 7th. it was also hit on december 13th. detectives in the district are also investigating an armed
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help identifying two suspects involved. this incident happened on wednesday afternoon in the 5500 block of 14th street northwest. this morning we are tracking metro and today board members will take action on a plan to offer refunds when your trip takes too long. >> now many riders sometimes find themselves late for work due to no fault of their own when metro has issues. now the transit company wants to help ease those setbacks. melanie alnwick live at the vienna metro station with the details. mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys. the proposed customer confidence program is designed to help keep metro's current customers and also win back some of those that it lost. now, metro says today nine out of 10 of its trains do arrive on time,. still, ridership is down some 30 percent -- 30 percent of customers telling metro they still have concerns about reliability. now after the safe track program, new rail cars
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improved scheduling, metro is so confident in its ability to deliver on time performance during rush hour that it is ready to back it up with a financial guarantee. the program would refund customers if the rush hour trips are delayed 15 minutes or more. rush hour defined as opening hours until 9:30 in the morning and 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and you have to have a registered smart trip card. now, if you're going to get a refund it would be for the cost of the delayed trip. if you have that registered smart trip card, this would be automatic, you don't have to have any forms. you would get an e-mail the next day and then your smart trip balance would be refunded within five business days. for bus customers, it does apply to buses as well, there apparently will be some sort of a web form set up for bus customers to report their delays. now, if there is a major weather event that's where things get a little different here, major weather event, some planned outages such as major construction work or some other
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that they talk, those are instances where this would not work. also, this program is proposed for only one year. the metro committee is going to be looking at it today and if they approve it then it would go to the full board by the end of the month. live in vienna, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> all right, melanie thank you very much for that report. >> ♪ >> and it looks like mike, you have a new weather toy. >> yeah, new toy. we're all about new toys here in the weather department. we have fun little touch screen down here in the weather center which is recently redesigned and we're showing off our touch screen here. so, here's what we have going on. upper levels of the atmosphere, this is water vapor here. want to show you this spin right here. that's your next area of low pressure getting developed and your jet stream right now is being buckled around it. so you got a nice dip in the jet stream down through texas it's going up through the midwest. we're on the eastern side of the jet which means we're going to be warming things up. switching over to satellite and radar here, you
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starting to grab a little bit of moisture here from down south that's coming off the atlantic and starting to turn its way northward. it's coming off the gulf and starting to turn its way northward. that means we'll have a chance for rain as we head through the next couple of days here but the good news is we're at least going to warm temperatures up. right now we're sitting at 41 degrees here in washington, 37 annapolis, 39 at dulles. seven-day forecast real quick shows couple days of warmth here. 60's tomorrow. but dipping down through the 30's as we head into the weekend. all right, that's a check of the forecast. over to erin for traffic. >> it is 5:11. 11. 5:37. that's the key bridge. super light volume from rosslyn into georgetown. looking good on the secondaries in georgetown. a little bit of slow down picking up on 270 as usual. 23 minutes. yellow zone to get from 70 to 121. then you kind of open up from gaithersburg into rockville. once you get to the beltway inner loop and outer loop look good top side metro is on time and majors in virginia are quiet. that's your traffic. wisdom and holly. >> 5:37 is the time right now. co
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the nation's opioid epidemic has an unexpected impact on organ donations. >> a little vitamin d can go a long way to improving your heart health. >> we're going to break right now at 5:38. temperature of 41 degrees. fox5 news morning back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ before we start, i just want to say if anyone still doesn't have fios, please stay out of the way so your lag doesn't get us all killed, ben. what's so good about fios anyway? uh. what's so great about a 100% fiber-optic network that makes your gaming system actually work awesomely? hey. did you take out the trash? haha, garbage boy! dad, i already took out ben. it's not funny.
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>> ♪ >> hey, welcome back to fox5 news morning on this thursday at 5:40. live look this morning at the vienna metro. everything moving along just fine. erin, of course, is watching all the roadways and the railways for you. she'll have an update in just a few minutes. meanwhile health news this morning new study finds smoking declined among wealthy and well educated americans in areas where smoking had been banned in restaurants and work places. >> low income less educated americans were more like to try to quit but the bans did not have long term effects on their habits. 25 states have banned smoking in all indoor work places including restaurants and bars. also this morning, organ donations are up. they rose 3 percent in the last year and that may sound like some good news but the reason may not be so good. >> yeah, researchers say the spike in organ donations stems from opioid overdose deaths. donations from deceased people exceeded 10,000 lifesaving transplants
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previous records. vitamin d may help keep arteries more flexible which could potentially ward off heart attack. >> the flexibility of participants arteries improved even more with higher doses of vitamin d. study authors believe that we could see similar effects in people who have a vitamin d deficiency and are over weight. >> coming up on fox5 news morning, all personnel -- all personal tech devices are now banned from the white house. >> and floyd mayweather jr. paves the way for high profile athletes to embrace technology. >> we'll leave you with a live picture of oxon hill on this thursday morning. we're at 41 degrees and it's going to get even warmer. mike thomas is going to talk all about it in just a couple of minutes. you're watching fox5 news morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> come on. if only mike had his hammer pants on right now. >> does mike even know what hammer pants are. >> they're sort of like parachute pants. they're nice and shiny. >> are they tight fitting or baggy. >> no, they're baggy. >> oh, he does know. i was just checking. >> he's an idol of mine. >> m.c. hammer is an idol of yours. >> yeah. >>
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tough times. but then he became a man of faith and he's doing better. >> did you know by the way m.c. m.c. hammer was a assistant general manager. >> i did not know that. >> stanley burrell, yes. >> man of many facts. >> random useless information. >> and this is a tutorial on m.c. hammer. >> all right. well. >> hammer time. >> we're all giddy, right, we're giddy about the warm weather. >> excited for the warmup coming our way. it will come with some rain. temperatures warming up today headed for the mid-50's mild for this time of year. temperatures already at 41 degrees. average high is 43. that gives you an idea we'll be well above average today. plenty of afternoon cloud cover with some late day showers, late afternoon into the evening, some scattered showers about. not a washout today but needed rain will come our way as we head into tomorrow's morning could be soggy. then a break in the afternoon. another round of rain that could possibly switch over to a mix by the
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the end of saturday morning. little east wind trying to hold the warm air out for a little bit. look at the warmup out to the west. cincinnati at 58 degrees. 57 at nashville. little rock 58. so the warm air is coming our way and then unfortunately it's going to leave us. second half of the weekend. lincoln nebraska 17 degrees. that cold is going to come our way. we head throughout the day on saturday into sunday temperatures falling here in washington so enjoy the warmup while it lasts even though it won't last too long. satellite and radar showing not much going on except for the clouds outside but you see the moisture kind of streaming off the atlantic here and off the gulf here down to the south. that's going to be the trigger for some rain showers as the cold front out to the west approaches our region. here we are at 2 o'clock today. dry through the morning and into the early afternoon. it's later on this afternoon and into the evening hours that we could get some scattered showers around. steadier rains hold off to the west today. as we move through the overnight hours into tomorrow morning, there you go rain possible here in d.c. we may get a break tomorrow afternoon which would be nice with temperatures up in the middle 60's tomor
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rain kind of settles in through the late evening and overnight hours and, yes, if cold air gets here soon enough, we may switch over to a period of a few snowflakes here during the early morning hours of saturday before things get out of here. not expecting any accumulations around d.c. with that but mountains out to the west could get a few inches. moderate drought here still in place here in d.c. we've had a very dry winter. in fact december here locally the fifth driest on record. in fact the driest since the 1960's i believe. only little over half an inch fell -- has fallen so far since december 1st. we're over 3-inches below deficit here so far through winter so we do need the rain. we could get some welcome rain as we head through the next kind of 48 hours here. maybe up to an inch or plus here in d.c. maybe an inch and a half in gaithersburg, inch and a half for manassas as well. so it's welcome rain either though we would rather it be sunny with temperatures nice and warm like this. 55 today, mostly cloudy skies for most of the day, rain showers moving in late tonight. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, on and off showers and rain throughout the day tomorrow. could end as a period of maybe some mix early saturday morning. big story
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temperatures drop all day. then the cold settles in into next week. that's a check of the weather. erin is back with the roads this morning. how do they look. >> 5:48. it had been pretty quiet. right now we have breaking news. 270 southbound at maryland 85 because of a disabled vehicle we're down to about 11 miles per hour as you come from 70 to 85 anticipate a big slowdown and then south of that point you can see the yellow line. it's your typical delay. close to a 30 minute trip to get from that 70 to 121. and again the majority of that congestion is as you pass 85. we don't have a camera there but i can she you this look by father hurley. once you gets get south of that point things open up. green zone 66 from 234 to the beltway. i anticipate we'll start to see that slowdown. also on the westbound side a disabled vehicle blocking the shoulder. 20 minute trip dale city to the beltway. south of that point congestion slowing us down fredericksburg into stafford. moving things over once again 395 once you cross the mixing bowl looks good. the beltway is nice and
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i'll let you know if anything else pops. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thanks erin. 5:49 right now and french police are investigating a high end robbery at the ritz hotel in paris. officials say five men broke into the luxury ritz hotel and d jewels. three of the robbers have been caught but two others are still on the run. officials say the suspects were armed with guns and axes. no one was injured and still no word at this hour if the jewels were recovered. >> today carrier will lay off 215 workers at its indianapolis plant. it's the last wave of about 600 planned workers. many of the workers plan to rally in indianapolis today to call on companies to stop moving manufacturing jobs overseas. in 2016 carrier announced moving all operations to mexico but before taking office president trump highlighted the company in its indianapolis plant for keeping jobs in america. >> more trouble for harvey weinstein. newly released video from tmz show
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the disgraced movie mogul at a restaurant in arizona. we're told the incident happened tuesday night at elements restaurant in scottsdale as weinstein was leaving a man identified as steve approached weinstein and slapped him twice. according to tmz steve used some choice language as he told weinstein to get out of the restaurant. more than 60 women have accused weinstein of sexual misconduct. >> let's take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> maureen is back with our realtime news tracker. hey, mo. >> good morning to growth of bof you. john kelly taking his electronics ban further than anticipated. west wing staffers will be barred from bringing any portable deaf vis that emits any electrical signal to work. the ban includes laptops tablets and smart watches like the apple watch or fitbit. it's an attempt to eliminate
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the number of leaks coming from the white house. ryan zinke ordered the department to undergo the large reorganization. >> reporter: the calls for the shift of tens of thousands of workers to new locations. it will change the way the federal government manages more than 500 million acres of land and water across the country. british signer seal openly slammed oprah in the wake of her celebrated golden globes speech. he accused oprah of knowing about the rumors against harvey weinstein and ignoring them. the meme reads when you have been part of the problem for decades and suddenly they all think you are the solution but before dropping the mic he ended his caption with the #sanctimonious hollywood. kevin durant has become the second youngest player in nba history to reach 20,000 career points. and finally the critics choice award winners will be announced tonight. more than 350 t
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and online critics vote for the best in film and on the. tv. kevin mccarthy is part of that elite group and he'll join us with his take. those are your trending headlines. back to you. >> who will win, who should win. we'll have all the low down. archaeologists have uncovered the 250 year old kitchen of james hemmings. he's said to have introduced mac and cheese and mer ranges into u.s. culture. he accompanied jefferson to paris where he learned the art of french cooking. >> getting in the ring with an undefeated boxing champ may sound intimidating but new tech will let users go punch for punch with fighter floyd mayweather jr. because he's debuting a new virtual reality experience that will let fitness buffs and those trying to get in shape mimic the star's athlete workout
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300 calories with 20 minutes of exercise. >> it's time to say hello to our facebook fan of the day and good morning to the lovely miss celeste dixon tensely. you're looking fabulous. she was out braving the cold on the way to her chemo appointment. >> celeste says she used to live in alaska so she's okay with the cold. she's also got some high praise for fox5. celeste says she loves each and every one of us and she's happy we added a fox5 newscast at 8 o'clock. so, thank you for the loyalty. and we love you back celeste. >> yes. you keep on keeping on. all right. let's go ahead and talk about the weather. >> ahh. >> with mr. mike thomas. >> hot on the web, we're going to be hot in d.c. later on today. not quite hot but compared to where we've been, it might feel a little balmy especially tomorrow. big warmup starting to begin later on today. in fact you can already kind of sense it outside because temperatures already in the 40's here in d.c. though we still do have 30's in the suburbs. big strong storm system getting its act
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it's going to be a great lakes runner meaning it's going up to our west. these areas of low pressure air spins around them counterclockwise which means we're bringing out in front of it up a lot of warmth from the south. temperatures in the 60's today just down south and west of town. locally i think we'll make 50's, low to mid-50's around the region with temperatures continuing to rise even through the overnight hours tonight. probably warmer tomorrow morning than at any time today so keep that in mind. also probably a little wetter tomorrow morning. we'll have showers moving up as we head through the afternoon hours today. though they'll be kind of hit and miss today. more steady stuff gets in here again during the overnight hours and into your morning commute tomorrow. 25 to 40 degrees as the kids get off to school this morning. should be dry. maybe some peeks of sunshine out there. but the clouds kind of build through and out the afternoon and again a chance of showers during the after school hours and i really think most of the showers locally hold off until later on this evening. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, 55 for today but we could be warmer than that later on tonight. into the daytime hours tomorrow, notice your low
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high of 55. up to 66. clouds and showers throughout the day. may end as a period of mix or snow especially if you live north and west of town. right now we're not expecting any accumulations unless you live in the highland and temperatures kind of fall off all day saturday temperatures dropping and by sunday highs below freezing back in the d.c. area. martin luther king jr. day on monday dealing with only 32 degrees. snow chances back as we head into tuesday and wednesday, maybe some light snow around the region. all right, that's a check of the forecast. erin como is back this morning. roads looking all right? >> well, it's 5:56 right now and take a look at this. 295 on the southbound side, 16 minute ride from the beltway to 50. so, we're starting to see a slowdown. i'll let you know if any crashes are in that area but right now just looks like a big congested zone. as we move over speaking of congestion a disabled car, it's blocking a lane 270 southbound at 85. good news is the delays that were pretty heavy have dissipated. up to 25 miles per hours and we're seeing just a slowdown that's
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from 70 to 121. metro rail lines on time. 66 eastbound volume increasing in manassas. we got you covered. hey, it's friday eve and we'll be right back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> straight ahead at 6:00 a missing toddler in the district. the boy last seen earlier this
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week. plus. >> reporter: should you get paid if metro is delayed? i'll melanie alnwick with a look at metro's proposed money back guarantee. >> you need to tell me what you did to her. >> i killed her. >> cold blooded killer's confession. disturbing details from a teenager who confessed to a brutal gang related murder in fairfax county. >> take a live look outside on this thursday morning. it is january 11th. still a little bit of light fog overnight but should be pretty nice day today. definitely warmer than we've seen in the last couple of weeks. weather and traffic coming up on the 5s at 6:05. >> developing right now at 6:00 a frantic search under way for a missing two-year-old little boy from d.c. >> annie yu joins us live in the news room with the details on his disappearance. what happened annieism good morning steve and allison. according to d.c. police the toddler disappeared around 3:30 tuesday afternoon. take a good look at this photo. this is a photo of the critically missing child two-year-old emir sheffield last seen in the 2400 block of

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