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good morning. it is wednesday, september 22nd as we take a live look over the capitol dome this morning on what is a beautiful morning but it will be warming up. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check of our weather now immediately with tucker barnes. >> good morning once again. we've got temperatures in the upper 60s, even some low 70s throughout the area. we've got warmer temperatures on the way. going to be hot and humid as we get into the affect. maybe a needed thunderstorm
late today. 69degrees at reagan national. 68 in ocean city. 66 out at dulles. # 5 for new hagerstown. very mild start to the day and we'll see high temperatures about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday as we'll expect high temperatures later this afternoon into the upper 80s and low 90s. -- 65 for you in hagerstown. a possibility, about a 20 to 30% chance we could see a thunderstorm. a woman was found dead at an apartment complex on greenbelt road. investigators are not saying how she died but calls about gunshots did come into 911 just before her body was found. police do not have a suspect or motive at this time. police are searching for a second teenaged suspect in the
stabbing of a man at a shopping center in manassas. police say the man was taking pictures of the canterbury village shopping center when two teenagers approached him an when he refused, they kicked and stabbed him. republicans in the senate have blocked an effort to lift the military's don't ask, don't tell. senators considered allowing a full senate debate on the military spending bill. every rub joined a handful of democrats to defeat the bill in a 56-43 vote. a new twist in the wrong going d.c. parks contracts controversy. a reluctant witness and fraternity brother of mayor fenty is forced to appear before the special council investigating the case. at the same time, council voted to block more money from going
to his company. karen gray houston has more. omar karim showed up because a d.c. court judge ordered. >> there has been no wrongdoing. >> reporter: for a year, the council has been investigating banneker ventures and its contracts to renovated city parks an crec centers. at issue, how an estimated $86 million skirted the council review process. >> we are here because we had to get a motion to compel for evidence and information that we thought was important to the case. >> reporter: councilmember harry thomas says a number of companies have been associated with the dollars that went into the project. >> one of those was liberty law where we know great sums of money went into the perceived contractors and then want you out to the other firms. we wanted it find out what the expenditures were and where they were going. >> he has never disagreed with talking about the park contract. the investigation wanted to get into a host of other business interests of his that did not
involve d.c. government funds. >> reporter: bolden as the council members are off base and the investigation is spiraling out of control council members insist this is not a political attack aimed a mayor. they point out the elect is over. but they say citizens have a right to know the facts. >> when you hide information, we can't get the facts to make a it weration whether anything was done wrong. >> reporter: these union workers say it is about to happen again. they say fenty's office about is to renew a $17 million contract to provide security for municipal buildings and public schools without council review. >> the council took action yesterday on a $550,000 settlement orchestrated by the attorney general to go to banneker. the council members say they are baffled there could be a settlement when there was never a court case filed in this
matter. we still have your weather, traffic and top stories just ahead. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. even though we are so close to fall t will feel like summer out there today. good morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox amorning news. let's get a check of our weather with tucker barnes. it was kind of warm yesterday. today, even warmer possibly? >> not possibly. at least 10 degrees higher. temperatures are in the 60s aross the area so we are warmer than yesterday. it will be noticeably warmer
this afternoon than it has been the last couple of afternoons. humidity up just a bit. warm fronted pushing through as we speak and the cold front will arrive later this afternoon. we are keeping our fingers crossed smftd showers and perhaps a thunderstorm hold together late this afternoon and we see at least some shower activity rs -- we are keeping our fingers closed some of the showers and perhaps a thunderstorm hold together late this afternoon and we see at least some shower activity. mostly sunny with high temperatures in the upper 80s to about 90. could be a late day thunderstorm and that would linger into the evening. let's get to julie wright with the latest on traffic for us. >> good morning to you both. we are to have a quiet start with no incidents reported if
you are making the trip around town. you will find overnight roadwork at the ramp from 124 to exit onto # 70 is in the process of being cleared. -- from 124 to exit onto # 270 is in the process of being cleared. on the uner loop all traffic was being diverted offer onto westbound 66 where you can ride the ramps at nutley street to continue. again, all traffic was being diverted off at 66. there is a work zone on the inner loop at route 7 that had the right side blocked. no problems to reported east of nutley street continuing in towards the capital beltway. traffic running smoothly in each direction. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. new this morning, tons of belongings dumped out on the street a d.c. woman is being kicked out of her home accused
of not paying her bills. matt ac lapped joins -- ackland joins us with what is going. >> reporter: eloisa diaz says yesterday, they came to her door and told her she was being evicted. take a look at this stuff. she says that everything was well organized inside. apparently, that she collects this stuff and she like to send that t. back to vent daily awhere she is from. she is 50 years old. she said she used to take care of elderly folks and they were transferred to a nursing home. she doesn't have a job. take a look at the stuff. effect from a sombrero to an old file cabinet. there are vacuum cleaners, lights. it does look well organized but she is begging for some help. she opportunity know where to
put this stuff. she says a councilmember, jim graham brought two trucks by and they moved some of her most valuable items to another location but she says a lot of these things are still valuable to her and she wants to get them into a safe spot and she doesn't have a place to live yet. she said she slept along the sidewalk trying to keep an eye out for everything. there is a police officer over here. he is keeping an eye on her stuff for now. according to her, in just a couple of hours, the city will remove all of this and take it on a dump. that is the latest. we'll keep you updated. also making headlines this morning, the search for answers after a woman was found dead at a greenbelt apartment complex. it happened around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. prince george's county police got a 911 call about a woman would was lying unresponsive in a hallway. they also got reports of gunshots at the complex at the same time. investigators are not saying how she died but that she had
trauma to her upper body. the victim is identified ads a white woman in her 40s. no word on a motive or suspect. a photographer is in a virginia hospital in stable condition this morning after police say he was stabbed by two teens at manassas shopping center. the man was hired to take pictures of the canterbury village shopping center. police say two tamed boys approached him and demanded money and his camera. when he refused, police say the teens kicked him and stabbed him. this morning's other big story, a set back for gays in the mill from who want to serve openly. the senate voted to keep the controversial don't ask, don't tell policy in place at least for now. it was all part of a defense spending bill. >> reporter: at his confirmation hearing before the senate armed services
committee, marine general james olmos says with reservations he would support letting gays serve in the military if that is what policy makers decide. >> i think there is parts of this that we have to the peeled back yet. by that, i'm talking about some policy issues, standards issues, the issue of unit cohesion. we are not quite sure on what the impact will be on an all- volunteer force. >> this study and this questionnaire that is being september out assumes repeal of the law, an incredible act of disingenuous behavior on their part. >> reporter: it was a procedural vote in the senate tabling efforts to repeal don't ask, don't tell until at least after november's mid-term elections. gay rights groups are outraged. >> americans have changed about this issue. seventeen years ago, only about 50% of americans felt there
should be open service. today, that number is 80% of americans think this law should go. >> reporter: those who want the ban continued applaud what republicans did today. >> it has nothing to do with having friends would are gay or liking people would are gay. that is true of almost everybody that i know. it is a matter of what is good for the armed forces, good order, discipline, morale in the military, a unique institution. >> reporter: bob barnard, fox 5 news. >> the general who was nominated to take over the marines spoke out about the policy. we'll hear from him just a bit later. an early morning bike ride ends in a horrible accident all of the woman running for the u.s. senate in maryland was hit and killed. up next, her mother shares the heart breaking story including why she is furious with police involving something they left at the scene. it is being called one of the world's most pressing public health problems, a bacteria resistant to antibiotics and that super bug
is moving close are to us. we'll have details on it straight ahead. [ quinn ] my name is quinn, and this is my eggo. on fridays i have hockey before school, so i take two eggo homestyle waffles and put peanut butter inside. [ whispering ] i add a couple chocolate chips when dad's starting the car. [ male announcer ] there's only one way to eat an eggo...your way. [ quinn ] l'eggo my eggo. [ louise ] my name is louise and this is my eggo. on tuesday i go in even earlier than usual.
there was an accident over the weekend. natasha pettigrew was out riding her bike sunday morning when a cadillac escalade slammed into her and kept going. she ended up in a hospital where her mother just made the heart breaking decision to take her off life support. fox 5's laura evans has more. >> i'm empty. i'm lost. i miss her but i did the right thing. i made the decision not to resuscitate when her heart
failed. she would not want to have lived in a vegetative state. >> reporter: natasha pettigrew was riding south on route # 02 when hit from behind. kenis henry went back to where her daughter had parked sunday morning and found her car and one of her daughter's shoes left at the scene. >> it is my daughter's shoe. we laughed when she bought those shoes. i said they were the ugliest shoes i ever saw in my life and she said no one else will have them but me. >> reporter: furious that police didn't take the shoe from the scene, her mother sat on the curb until the police came to get it. crystal haze says she saw the driver stop at the scene. >> as they pulled over, i
didn't want me to notice me noticing them. before i could back around, the suv was gone. >> reporter: hayes says she stayed with natasha. >> she was up conscious. i told her somebody was on the way i told her to keep breathing. >> reporter: laura evans, fox 5 news. >> police say the bike was lodged into the grill of the suv. she called police four hours later to say she thought she had hit a deer. no charges were filed in the case. could the common cold be adding inches to your child's waistline? we'll have details of a new study coming up. plus, it is being called one of the world's most pressing public health problems, a bacteria resistant to antibiotics. we'll have the details coming up. we've got hotter and more humid air on the way.
maybe a thunderstorm as well. we'll have the details on your forecast and julie wright is in with the traffic. all of that coming up after the break. hockey before school, so i take two eggo homestyle waffles and put peanut butter inside. [ whispering ] i add a couple chocolate chips when dad's starting the car. [ male announcer ] there's only one way to eat an eggo...your way. [ quinn ] l'eggo my eggo. [ louise ] my name is louise and this is my eggo. on tuesday i go in even earlier than usual. thank goodness for eggo, a nutri-grain waffle with a quick smoodge of cream cheese... at least that part's easy. [ male announcer ] there's only one way to eat an eggo...your way. [ louise ] l'eggo my eggo.
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scrimmage yesterday. the regular season opener is october 9th in atlanta. we'll find out today for certain would will be the judges -- or on the judges panel for the upcoming season of american idol. they will be unveiled in a live webcast at 1:00 p.m. on the american idol web site with a news conference to follow. rumors have been swirling that singers jennifer lopez and stephen tyler will join original judge randy jack on on the panel for idol's tenth season. don't you think it's got to be them? they are at only ones we've heard about. >> j-lo is a sure thing. randy is a sure thing. >> a sure thing is we'll have heat and humidity again. >> just for a couple of days. not like july and august where it is around here for days and days. it is the kind of late summertime heat. i don't think we'll be complaining too much but it
will be noticeably more humid and warmer than yesterday. speaking of yesterday, yesterday, yesterday's high was 80 degrees. yesterday was gorgeous. dulles, 80 degrees as well. bwi marshall as 77. i mentioned it will be a good 10 degrees warmer. so noticeably warmer this afternoon. more humid for the next couple of days. when i mention humidity, that is by september standards. it won't be anything too unbearable out here. 69degrees at reagan national. we are warmer than we were 24 hours ago. 66 currently in annapolis. a few 50s on the map. 57 in frederick and 58 as you start your morning in martinsburg. looking at our satellite-radar, there is a little good news in the forecast today. that is at least the possibility of a couple scattered showers, maybe a few thunderstorms developing this afternoon. what we got going here is our winds are out of the south now. we've got a warm front coming through during the morning hours and then a cold front
later this afternoon. there is your cold front. as that moves through the region, at least the possibility that we'll see a few thunderstorms develop during the course of the late afternoon, early evening hours. thursday and friday, temperatures well above average, reaching the low 90s each afternoon before a cooldown arrives this weekend. it looks like we'll get a pat were flip-flop around here by the end of the weekend. we could have rainy weather by sunday and monday. -- it looks lake we'll get a pattern flip-flop around here by the end of the weekend. warm overnight. overnight conditions, upper 60s, low 70s across the area. there is your five-day forecast. lots of heat and humidity the next couple of days. thursday's and friday's highs in the low 90s. we get another cold front friday night. it cools us down for the weekend. 82 on saturday. we could have clouds and showers around, at least the possibility on sunday with highs only in the mid-70s so much cool are air by the end of the weekend. that is a look at the forecast.
let's do some on-time traffic and you know what that means. >> not looking so bad right now. lanes are open as you work your way around from colesville road head around towards 270. southbound 95 in great shape leaving laurel down towards the beltway. no trouble spots to report on 270. looking at the camera, still at speed leaving 109 continuing down into germantown. traffic volume running smoothly in each direction out on 66 as you travel between manassas and the beltway. live shot of 395 leaving duke street headed out to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. president obama's top economic advisor plans to leave the administration at the end of the year. the white house says lauren summers will step down from his post as director of the national economic council to return to harvard university. in a statement, the presaid he is grateful for summers' service during a time of great peril for our country development other high profile
members of the president's economic team left earlier this year. a secret donor has given a $1 million check to a major tea party group to get out the vote this november. while a legal loophole may allow the donor to remain anonymous, there is nothing secret about that. >> reporter: from the start, the tea party has been awe patchwork of different groups all carrying a different name. here in washington, tuesday, one of those groups tea party patriots put its name out front announcing a $1 million donation from a secret donor. >> the donor requested anonymity in order to do so. >> reporter: campaign finance laws allow the donor to stay secret as long as the money is used for get out the vote efforts that does not mention candidates by name. following their success in the primary, tea party is facing
increasing sniping not only from democrats but some established republicans. >> when we see the white house potentially taking aim at us, when we see political punditss sniping at us, we see folks inside the beltway doing that, it doesn't bother us at all. >> the challenge i think for the tea party movement is to identify specifically what would you do. >> reporter: as president obama laid down a challenge to tea partieriers his spokesman tuesday denied a "new york times" story that the whitehouse was planning a wave of anti-tea party tv ads leading up to the november elections. >> what is untrue is the fact that the story was predicated on a national ad campaign that neither existed nor was being contemplated. >> reporter: house republican leaders who have found themselves targets as tea party examples of washington everspending set to reveal a new blueprint for what the gop will do after november. >> i think we're getting back to basics, what makes us a party, what are our core beliefs wrrk we strayed and what we have to concentrate on
to win. >> reporter: but for a movement that didn't exist in 2008, the tea party factor is already proving to be a major focus of the 2010 elections. >> who prevails in this three- way tug of war could very well determine the balance of power on capitol hill where democrats hold a 77-seat sedge in the house and only i 16-seat edge in the senate. forget about burgers and fries. could the common cold be making your kids overweight? researcher says a strain of cold could be a major factor in childhood obesity. one doctor says 80% of the kids who have that strain are obese but doctors admit more studies are need. new concerns now about a worldwide threat. a super bug that is resistant to antibiotics is spreading around the world. the national centers for disease control and prevention say it is creeping closer to us. we have a report.
>> reporter: an organism too advanced for our medical experts. >> super bug. they are calling it a super bug because it has resistance to almost all the different antibiotics we have. we cannot treat it anymore. >> reporter: microbuy lolings dr. michael sebol says doctors are unable to treat an antibiotic that combats of organism. here at the banner medical center, lab workers inspect diseases. the doctor says the super bug has a gene that produces an unbeatable enzyme. >> we do not have drugs for the multi-drug-resistant super bugs. >> reporter: so the drug continues to mutate and infect people. people must depend on their immune systems and fend for themselves. >> if a bug is causing a major disease and you don't treat it, 0% might get better. 80% go on to die. >> reporter: the super bug originated in india but has spread all over the world. most the cases involve people would have been treated in indian hospitals but the bug is
easily transferable. >> we have become a very small world in terms of transportation of nasty organisms. paris hilton not feeling the love these days. still ahead, she wanted to go to japan to promote her flash on an fragrance line but japan is saying, no, thanks, stay away. we'll explain. next, another threat to your children. thieves stealing their identity. we'll tell you was going on and how to protect your kids coming up. [ quinn ] my name is quinn, and this is my eggo. on fridays i have hockey before school, so i take two eggo homestyle waffles and put peanut butter inside. [ whispering ] i add a couple chocolate chips when dad's starting the car. [ male announcer ] there's only one way to eat an eggo...your way. [ quinn ] l'eggo my eggo. [ louise ] my name is louise and this is my eggo.
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kids from so many dangers, cars, chemicals, the original stray dog but protecting their credit? >> that is the world in which we're living today. >> reporter: can you add that to the list of things parents have to look out for. >> i think parents should be very worried. >> reporter: federal investigators have uncovered fraud schemes targeting kids and their social security numbers. that has called social security's office of inspector general to tax a closer look. >> from a credit report establishment standpoint arab child's number would be a valuable number to have. >> reporter: valentinable because until a child gets a job, there is no employment or credit history attached to that social security number and vulnerable unscrupulous companies have figured out how to crack the coated, explains john verde of the electronic privacy information center. >> the social security agency has made public how they establish and assign social security numbers. identity thieves can reverse that and identify social
security numbers that are likely to have been issued to young children. >> reporter: those number can be sold as credit protection numbers or cpns. >> they are a total scam. if someone is offering to sell you a cpn, it is a scam. >> reporter: still, people with bad bad credit are buying them to use on credit applications. >> people are willing to use those to try to get credit history. >> we have reports of 14-year- olds who have home mother think was taken out in other states. >> teenages are finding out that their credit and social security numbers have been compromised. >> i'm not looking for anybody to ruin this for me. >> reporter: lasher and the social security administration research and analysis team is working to see how big the problem is.
>> we want to know exactly what is going on to know what we need to do to make sure the numbers stay safe. >> reporter: there have been some government efforts to restrict the wide spread use of social security numbers. some have suggested another change in policy. like issuing a dependent id number to children instead of a social. since 1989, the law says babies need ssns if parents wanted to claim a child's tax detux. just in the last five years, 20 million social security numbers have been issued to newborns. >> as a par end being can you do the same thing to check your child's social security number that do you to check your own. >> reporter: keep the card in a safe place. check with a credit reporting agency to see if there is a credit history under your child's ssn. there is the option to freeze that file if a report is found. >> parents shouldn't have to protect their children's credit but the sad reali