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manhattan? right at the start of the workday, as you mentioned, all unfolding, one of eischens in this city, immediately tremendousering concerns about terrorism, but it quickly became clear that this was the result of a tragic workplace dispute. the gunfire outside the empire state building sent tourists and new yorkers alike literally running for cover. authorities say 58-year-old jeffry johnson, dressed in a business suit, carries a .45 caliber handgun shot his 41-year-old former co-workers at least three times at close range, walked away turning on to busy fifth avenue. police in the area were alerted by a construction worker who saw the whole thing, and when officers went to johnson, he reached against. two officers opened fire, firing an many as 16 shots, as many as seven shots hitting johnson, and nine others were grazed or shot
by ricocheting bullets, but they are all expected to survive. during a downsizing at the company about a year ago, johnson was laid off. in a dispute with one of the former employees of hazan in front of the building, johnson produced a pistol and fired at close range. striking his 41-year-old victim in the head. at the two officers approached johnson, he pulled his semiautomatic pistol from his bag and fired on the officers, who returned fire, killing him. >> it's a terrible thing. our first thoughts are for the murder slim, and then their prayers, thank god nobody else was seriously injured and that they will all recover, and once again there's an awful lot of guns out there. >> reporter: commissioner kelly says that johnson was laid off
from his job about a year ago, traded harassment accusations with the victim identified at steven irkilino. nbc news is told they had? kind of confrontation in the past year. law enforcement says he bought his gun in florida back in 1991. he was not licensed to carry it here on the streets of new york. live in midtown manhattan, jim rosen field, back to you. the security officer hailed as a hero for apprehending a gunman last week, is out of the hospital and we're hearing from him for the first time. the man accused of shooting him just had a hearing. jackie? >> reporter: wendy floyd lee corkins had a backpack containing a gun, ammunition and chick-fil-a sandwiches.
this afternoon he was found mentally competent to stand trial a court-ordered evaluate has determined that corkins is -- the defense attorney responded, not guilty. prosecutors say corkins who volunteered at a gale community organization walked into the lobby of the family research council, a conservative policy group last week and shot security officer leo johnson after stating, quote, i don't like your politics. the group organized a show of support for the fast-food chain after the ceo made statement saying he opposed gj. the security over managed to rescue the gun away from corningens. johnson has released a statement that says -- i am thankfully now
out of the hospital. my condition continues to improve, although it appears another surgery will be needed. i want to thank everyone for the support and prayers during my recovery. corkins has been assigned a trial judge. jackie bensen, news4 sfla tropical storm isaac continues to gain strength. the many brought 60-mile-per-hour winds to haiti and the dominican republic today. it's expected to drop -- the system hasn't intensified into a hurricane yet, but meteorologists say it is on its way. isaac is expected to make landfall by next week to the republican national convention in tampa. everything looking good, at least for now, kim martucci has an update. richard, good evening, hot off the presses, the latest
coordinates are in for isaac. when i last saw you, it has strengthened another 5 miles an hour, right now winds are sustained at 65. this is still a tropical storm category, moving it to the northwest at 16 miles an hour. eye notice it keeps it off the coast of florida by monday, 2:00, with winds of 75 miles an hour. that would be a category 1 hurricane. it doesn't mean tampa will get by without any rain or stronger winds, but it doesn't seem the path taken a direct hit, bringing it on shore later towards wednesday. we'll talk about the impacts there, if any of that moisture could affect us, and of course how the rain showers are stacking up to help you out this weekend. i'll see you guys in just a bit. >> thanks, kim. >> you bet. the organizer say they are fielding a lot of questions from delegates with concern about isaac. they say they're watching the
situation closely. even if tampa is spared a direct hit, there is likely to be heavy rain and strong winds. >> earlier this week a thunderstorm with 60-mile-an-hour winds knocked down some of the tents at the convention site. eight weeks ago tropical storm debby caused flooding that disrupted the region for three days. get on the the vote efforts obvious don't ramp up until after labor day, but this time around the work started months ago. >> reporter: forget relaxing by the pool. >> are you supporting president obama? >> forget the golf course. for volunteers on both sides of the presidential contest, there are no summer doldrums. they are fully engaged in one of the most intense efforts ever
waged in the commonwealth. >> we're mounting the biggest get out the vote effort in virginia history. >> reporter: even though he's warricking the phone banks, he thrives on door-to they have door calls every thursday. >> i've been out on the afternoon when it's 90 degrees on you, they can see the sweat coming off my brow. they realize that i'm -- this is important to me, and i think sometimes that transfers a bit of enthusiasm to them, too. >> reporter: in manassas, they are preparing for what they are calling a women's weekend of action. harriet carters first von feared for the obama campaign in august 2008. it looks like it's going to be a
lot. i'm doing four events a week. sharon day is a newcomer after hearing the first lady speak. >> one work shift a week is not too much to give to a campaign that is so important to all of us. >> reporter: but phone banks is not limited to the campaign office. increasingly volunteers are being supplied with virtual phone banks. they're loaded on to their laptons, and they can take them home and make phone calls from anywhere expect if you have to drive the belt way. starting tonight several lanes of i-66 west will be shut down. crews will also close 66 west, then on sunday night, the ramp
will be closed. everything should be back to normal on month. metro riders can also expect delays this weekend. all that work is expected to be wrapped you said by monday's commute. still ahead we are waiting a news conference from congressman akin. there's the podium. we're going to bring it to you live when he comes to the microphones in just a few minutes. the family of a teenage girl murdered in her own bed shares their memories of a bright young girl and aspiring model. lance armstrong stripped of his seven wins. details are ahead and reaction from area cyclists. for the second time this month randy travis has been
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today the u.s. antidoping agency stripped armstrong's seven -- also called for the forfeiture of any winnings, and used performance-enhancing drugs. melissa mollett talks about the reaction and what this means for the sport? >> hasn't taken off the livestrong brace lett for seven years. a big fan. >> i really hope in a none of the allegations are true, but right now it seems like the evidence is somewhat stacked against him. >> hit with a lifetime back from cycling, a case that threatened to wipe the eischen out of the record books, now a drug cheat, and many fans. >> i looked up to him just like any professional athlete. it's unbelievable.
>> the seven-time tour winner, decided not to go ahead with allegations, charges he's denied for years. many armstrong fans say they're disappointed a man who spent his life trying to get to the top. won't press ahead to prove his innocence. he's fought this ballots for so many years. >> it would -- >> armstrong has pointed to hundreds of clean tests, and contends the usada was on a witch-hunt without any physical evidence against him. >> the amazing things they can do without drugs. hopefully he didn't. >> armstrong will no longer address any of the allegations or fallout, saying enough is enough. he will continue to work with the livestrong foundation which helps those affected by cancer.
overall i hope it will be positive for the -- >> reporter: in northwest washington, melissa mollett, news4. if our roads are any indication, cycling is bigger here in our area than ever before. >> it's hard to get those lanes, whoa, i better get over. >> they've got out this weekend. >> maybe not the best. >> folks getting out and about, we have a few spotty showers this evening, great to ve you with us on a friday night. there's our sky cam. it's cloudy out there. somesh despite that we are in the middle 80s. in the southeast winds -- at 6 miles an hour. here's some metro numbers. here at 84, over at annapolis, and 89 up the road.
270 there, but this is the rain i am tracks coming up from the south. it's probably here in earnest tomorrow. on route 15, just north of hagerdtown, and right over fairfax, as you get ready to have some dinner. other than that it will be a cloudy evening, pretty mild with temperatures between 75 and 83. this low pressure cell will be coming up the coast and just kind of stalling south and east of us. watch how the moisture just backs into the d.c. area throughout the day, probably rather wet out there, and then the shower's persist into your sunday as well. your overnight lows will be comfortable, in the middle 60s with numb lulls showers breaking out. and you folks -- and then -- fredericks works on a high of 80. we'll put on the brakes, and
probably 80 tomorrow, a good bet for rain. that counts for the beaches as well. slightly smaller odds on sunday. if you had to split harris, i would say sunday is the better day of the weekend, and then beyond that next week, back up to 85 on monday, kind of cloudy on tuesday. average high, is 86. that sunset -- it's getting later. >> when is your baby due? >> oh, yeah, she's -- >> my goodness. i apologize to west virginia. >> because you can't see west virginia. >> >> she's due the 12th of september. so very soon. >> good news. you're a trooper. all you mothers in that last couple weeks, you all are trooper. >> i like the cloudy weather,
though. >> i'll bet you do. we'll have the latest on a bank robbery, the unusual way the suspect got inside has police wondering if this isn't his first job. >> i'm liz crenshaw. how long do unopened canned food in the pantry really last? the answer is coming up on "news4 at 5." and coming up in sports, after rehabbing a torn acl for [ male announcer ] some think obamacare is the same as free health care.
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three-plus years. thank you all so very much. >> we'll take five questions. >> reporter: how much did you agonize over this decision? >> that was very brief statement there. >> from congressman todd akin. all of this comes on the heels of the comments he made about rape, saying that women -- >> rape and abortion and a legitimate rape a woman's body would shut down and not allow her to become impregnated. he's getting pressure from even mitt romney, and he suddenly was calling a news conference. we were wondering what it was going to be, but he says he's in it for the long haul. so he's been defiant, and that's his right, so the contest goes on in missouri. let's turn over to sports. talking to redskins. >> this is -- nfl is not for long. you've got to make the rosters, even guys local favorites, you're rooting for them.
one of the people tomorrow, home game against the colts, big for almost everyone in uniform. it's a chance to show what he can do against the only person that was drafted higher than him in the past draft. for everyone else it's a chance to throw out before the pink slips are handed out. hightower is agreeing he debut. during training camp, he told me this season means a lot. >> take us through that day, when you're saying to yourself i can't -- >> all of a sudden, boom, this a krmt l is gone. >> i was fighting that day. i didn't even want to go in the locker room. >> i just knew -- i was able to shake it off, and you never -- and -- i knew something wasn't
right. >> reporter: fast forward to this year. i overhead you -- your body -- when this thing will be able to move. talk about that conversation that you're having as far as now pusher yourself, but knowing you want to get back on the field. >> that's one thing i'm learning, not to be stubborn. you don't realize how much you rely a athleticism, work ethic, whatever it is, until some things are taken away. now -- you have to be focused, and when i made that comment, it was really just i set my mind to be able to a certain place, i set my mind to perform at a certainly level. i just told mea body that you've got -- whether it's now, whether it's a week from now, two weeks from now, you've got to g t -- -- you've got to get
there. >> this unit is one of the units that would be heavily relied upon in this new franchise quarterback to relieve some of the pressure, that running game is a quarterback's best friend. could you just assess this running back crew? when you had royster come in and hallu. >> there won't be a drop-off. we know this years, especially what happened to the rookie quarterback, the higher we perform, the more that will take off of him and let him get comfortable. all right, running back position not the only highly contested portion, we'll look at a competitive wide receiver unit. first kids are on monday. you have to get from 90 to 75. this game will mean a lot. >> thanks, lou. see you in a bit. still ahead, the mother of
>> temperatures are comfortable right now. gaithersburg is 81, martins burg, and 84, 82, but there are a handful of showers. they're up to the north, north-central maryland. and right along route 11, and just off to our south, in the western suburbs on 66, a bit of a downpour. we will mostly just see a cloudy evening. weekend showers a good bet. i'll pint point the rest of the details and we'll talk about isaac when i see you next. a grieving mother is remembering the life of her teenage daughter killed inside her home. she was already on her way to reaching them. pat collins spoke with her mother about this young life cut short. >> i'm so hurt in my heart, like
it was ripped out of my chest. she's my baby. >> irma gayer speaking out for the first time suns her daughter amber stanley was murdered inside their kettering home. >> can you think of any reason why anyone would want to kill amber? >> none. none. the people that knew her, she was a nice girl, a nice person, a loveable person. >> reporter: 17-year-old amber, a high school senior, she had a promising future. she was an accomplished model, an honor student. she wanted to go to harvard, talked of becoming a doctor. all those dreams destroyed violently wednesday night from a
masked gunman kicked down her home. rend to the bedroom and opened fire. >> if you can't sit there and look into the lens of that camera and you could talk to the person responsible for amber's death, what would you say? >> i would ask them why would you want to kill her, to brutally kill her that way? why would you want to her her at all? for what reason? it doesn't make sense? >> reporter: in prince george's county, i'm pat collins, news4. new police dashboard video just into our newsroom shows the dramatic molt after a suspect stolle a car with a mother and her 20-month-old child inside. it happened last year in baltimore. today the suspect pled guilty to two counts of kidnapping. police say 20-year-old tirn
white got into the car, and forced her back into the car and drove her, but sideswiping a police cruiser. the suspect was ultimately arrested. >> are eerie similarities, and now the fbi is getting involved. showed the suspect in a white tie-back suit. police say they cut through a brick wall to get in, when the alarm sounded, just a week ago, in a similar body suit broke into a bank of america, breaking through a wall to get inside. the suspect didn't get away with any money. >> getting the kids off to college is four times as challenging. she's the mother of quad group
lets, all four freshmen and the first set of was, and they managed to get all their stuff into one van, while all at the same school, this is the first time they'll be living apart, but the biggest adjustment will be for the parents. >> a huge change. a big part of our lives for almost 19 years. they've been an all-consuming part of our lives, and i'm going to miss them terribly. >> they hope to all immediate for breakfast every sunday to help them stay connected. >> wait until they get the tuition bill. >> let's not good there. just enjoy the moving-in day. the seek celt raid to take down osama bin laden. is the numbs being reviced -- is the numbs being reviced -- >> an
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fish, a freshwater delicacy that can weigh up to 500 pounds, making it one of the largest in the world. it hails from south america, and local chef xavier deya loves it. >> and we -- it's a very firm white fish. >> reporter: he went to entrepreneur to explore the possibility of the paiche, a once gravely endangered species. it's in and out sustainably farmed if a way to allows the fish to thrive without damaging the environment. >> we're always looking for different species of fish. >> the paic heismt he is one of the few that breathe air, coming up every 15 to 20 minutes. because it contains a lot of collagen, the flesh doesn't droid out in high heat, keeping
it moist, even in the oven, being farmed keeps the price down. he says it costs him about $12 a pound, which he labels inexpensive. as for the taste. >> it's between chilean sea bass and halibut. >> reporter: our oceans are becoming depolited. over-fishing has cost us farming in a way that doesn't pollute is the next wave. >> very visual, nice in colors. it's light, it's fresh. >> and the chef is encouraging others to dive in. >> i dove into that. the fish, the paiche is low in fact and free of mercury, because it's in the fresh water and on a farm. he made seciche from that, which was divine, the peruvian seviche, in honor of its
homeland. the problem with a lot of fish farming, it can be incredibly polluting. the way they're doing it now in this one farm where they're doing this, it's actually quite clean. so there you go. got to try it out. a special honor for our hoptown olympians. hey, guys, if you hate crowds, get what, you're out of luck. that's the only way to get near three locals who made us proud. i can't near the stage as we celebrate tonight. that's about the only way i'm going to get there, i promise. i'll get closer with this live report. and you're the media. also, what's happening to country crooner randy travis.
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today is home to three athletes who competed at the london olympics. >> keith russell is at the bethesda metro plaza. are you any closer there, keith? >> reporter: now -- >> now you have a barking dog. >> now i have a barking dog. i may be backing up the wrong tree, but i can't get near the action. scott parsons, jewelry sethland action and of course 15-year-old katie ledecky, who won the gold medal. our own dan hellie is the emcee of tonight's event. ledecky everywhere she goes draws this enormous crowd. >> i guess it's a little different. everybody at school, my teammates, my friends have all been the same to me.
i really appreciate that >> i'm so proud of this area. three olympians is amazing, so many in maryland, and i was just really proud to be on the 2012 u.s. olympic team. the support here has just been amazing. i've got getting e-mails, male, and while i was in london, i would bet pictures of posters that kids were making for me. >> reporter: there will be a dance celebration. will you get out there? >> we'll see. we'll sigh. i'll stick around. >> reporter: she's talking about missy franklin. so she is the woman of the hour,
but we celebrate all three local olympians. speaking to katie, she says things have calmed down. i said, how so? she said look at your life. they're really calm. my brother is going to harvard this weekend, and i'm starting my second year at stone democrat ridge. and i said, can i change my last name? be part of the family? >> you need to be calling dan hellie, and pull some strings to get you up in the crowd. what's up with that? >> don't leave you hanging. we'll check back with you later. let's go to kim martucci. >> pretty comfortable outside, not too wet, but a handful of showers. annapolis is 85. fredericksburg you have 81. showers are setting up shop action and just a couple are
starting to pop up around here. one more location, we have some showers, the same between warrenton and marshall, but nothing heavy, and we're not seeing lightning with this. the clouds is the main story. look at the timestamp on this. 6:00 tomorrow evening, your saturday could have some decent downpours, so have that umbrella ready. while i don't think sunday will be a washout, i don't think the showers will be as numerous. we'll see some of them on sunday as well. taking you to the beach, we're going to take some raindrops with us. for rain showers and thunderstorms, sunday slightly better. still wet, and monday is the
best beach day, wouldn't you snowe it, so recaption, we are cloudy and mild, spot,showers around this even. 64 to 70, and then tomorrow afternoon we could see steadier rain later in the day. beyond that, i think it stays dry here. that's right about where we should by this time of year. so a busy weekend with showers to brighten up our brown patches of grass. back to you. looking at the stories that are trending today, a lot of folks are buzzing about randy travis. he's in trouble with the law against. tmz report he was charged with assault for fighting in a church parking lot.
police say traffic started a fight with the guy and appears to be extremely intoxicated. earlier this month and naked randy travis was arrested. back in february he got in trouble for drinking in the parking lot. one drawing is such a hit that people are doubting the artest's ability. psalmual silva uploaded the picture on your left to the social news site read it. as you can see, it's really hard to tell the difference between silva's drawing and the photo. people do not believe that silva actually drew that picture. silva says he used just seven ballpoint pens he purchased from an office store to draw that. his website features other examples of his work. ♪ i've been watching you ♪ a long, long long ♪ such a long
you are watching -- it's a combination of reggae and barbershop quartet. fallon has combined the two styles. he responded with this group, the ragtime gals. they did a reggae version of "i wanna make you sweat." they got the outfits down. hey, what is the difference between all the kinds of salt you're sigh, sea salt, table salt, kosher salt. why don't cfl bulbs also last as long as they claim, and how long can unopened canned foods in the pantry really last? >> nice to see you, wendy i want good to see you. i have cans of beans that are probably like 20 years old. >> just listen up. >> the first question comes through e-mail from tina, who wants to know the difference between the different kinds of salt. there are salt bars now. >> the salt institute says table
salt is simply mined from underground, typically the finest form of salt, more than 99% sodium chloride, so considered highly pure. kosher salt also sodium chloride is a larger grain size. it takes its name from the original used used in koshering meat. it's great for dragging the fluid out foods like meat, because it typically doesn't dissolve as fast as other times of salt. sea salt refers to solid made from the evaporation of seawater. it's still mainly sodium chloride, though it can contain other minerals. the crisles may be larger. so that's the only difference. normally think delong before that. how come? >> he wants to know. a good with you. smart shop magazine public consumer reports gave us this answer.
it depends on how long the light bulb is turned on and off. it's based on a testing cycle of 3 hours on and 20 minutes off. however, when consumers union conducted the on enrapid cycle testing, it found that many cfls failed long before their claimed life in that test. so if the light bulb is in a place like a bathroom where it's frequently turned offer and turned off, it probably will burn out more quickly. our last question is from terry in fairfax, who wants to know how long unopened canned foods, can they last? >> how long do think last? we turned to the u.s. department of agriculture. if says all in all it has to do with the acidity. canned foods like tomatoes, grapefried, pineapple will last between 12 and 18 months. most vegetable last 2 to 5 years and the date ranges, of course, assume you stored it in a cool
and dry place. if you have a question, send it to us, and you can check with us on twitter and facebook. >> have a good weekend. >> thank you. coming up after the break, harsh criticism of the s.e.a.l. team 6 member wo wrote a book about the raid that took down bin laden. why military families are upset he's telling the store. at 6:00, pour on the shooting near the empire state billing, and the impact it had on anybody trying to get around the big apple this afternoon. also the dramatic end to a high-speed chase, and there is a major construction project in virginia this weekend that would have a significant impact on travel onivity-66 and the
new criticism about the book written by a former navy s.e.a.l. the book is solesed to give a play by play of that daring raid. as jim miklaszewski reports, some members of the military are not happy about the release. >> reporter: the specific details of the raid on this compound have been some of the most closely held secrets by the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s. it appears that sacred oath of silence is about to be broken. "no easy day" is written under the pseudonim mark owen, a 36-year-old member of s.e.a.l. team 6, who now lives in alaska. according to the publisher dutton, the author gives a blow by blow and watched bin laden day. he was one of the first men at the door. it already stored a firestorm of controversy among s.e.a.l.s, who
are expected to take their secrets to the grave. >> i friends who definitely feel this was a betrayal, that one of their own got out and immediate immediately. >> mike mullen toll brian williams that the seals wouldn't tell him who took the shot that killed bin laden. >> when i took the team, their response is, we all did. >> but there was one guy who put a laser sight on his forehead and pulled the trigger and knows it was his merchants-4. >> they would tell you they all did it. >> reporter: the release of the book also raises serious legal issues. if it reveals any classified information, it must first be reviewed and cleared by the military government. the author did not submit this book for review.
>> he should have done it, he knew better. there was a reason he didn't do it, and that probably was money. even the white house was taken by surprise. >> we were unaware of this book under yesterday. >> reporter: prosecuting the case could prove difficult, if not unpopular. >> the one person who actually risked his life in order to make sure this operation succeeded, that seems to be a huge roadblock for the prosecution. >> he's right in the inner circle. >> reporter: it follow as steady stream of leaks about the operation that killed osama bin laden, including a movie in which administration officials cooperated with the filmmaker. after accusations, the white house was playing politics, the release of the film was delayed until after the november elections. that was jim miklaszewski reporting. straight ahead, a shooting outside one of the new york areas most well-known landmarks. coming up tonight, tracking tropical storm eye sake.