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but when the johns show up, they're greeted by a dozen cops. we take you inside the local sting in a fox 5 exclusive. a suspected killer is off the streets, police arrested the man accused in a deadly jewelry store robbery. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. police are trying to connect the suspect to a similar robbery in d.c. fox 5's audrey barnes spoke with the victim's family. >> family and friends called police when 52-year-old tommy wong didn't come home from his jewelry store on july 27th. police found him dead inside. 52 yell james sylvester caroline -- 52-year-old james sylvester caroline of washington d.c. is in custody and is expected to be charged with wong's death very soon. as the memorial continues to grow outside the capital jewelers in arlington, news of a speedy arrest in the case catches some by surprise. >> they have a suspect. >> really? thank god. >> detectives picked up 52-year-
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old james sylvester caroline wednesday on a probation violation, but after a joint investigation involving the fbi, dc and arlington county police detectives are ready to charge him with wong's murder and robbery at a d.c. jewelry store in june. this surveillance tape was key. >> there are similarities in both incidents whether it's in arlington county or the d.c. metro. caroline is a suspect in both. >> until police confirm a connection between the two crumbs people working near the stores say they'll -- crimes people working near the stores say they'll be on high alert. >> i feel better, but still scared. >> wong's family in herndon is coming to grips with losing the most important person in their lives. >> we're still sad for our loss, but we're at ease knowing that he's, you know, been caught and it's like over like we can finally just grieve over our father without having to worry if they're going to find him or not. >> with caroline behind bars
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wong's family says the arrest will put the focus back where it belongs, on their dad, the victim who worked tirelessly for his family. >> he was a great father, a great husband to my mother, great father, role model for me and my sister. he has been countless hours working in the basement for us. couldn't ask for anything else for a far. he's been perfect. >> caroline is being held without bond on that probation violence. murder and robbery charges are pending. >> any reaction from the d.c. jeweler who was robbed? >> i did speak to ken stein of benson's jewelers this as seen james caroline's mugshot and wants to talk with police and if possible, see some better enhanced images before he can say with any certainty if he's the same man who robbed him in june. new details on a deadly hit and run in herndon that left a mother of three dead. police say a body found in the
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creek near the crash site is the victim's husband. the woman hit and killed in a parking lot of her condo complex early yesterday morning, police found her husband's car abandoned nearby. it had hit several parked cars on the street. officers later found the husband's body in a creek. they're trying to piece together what happened. now to the campaign trail, president obama ended his two- day swing state trip tonight in virginia speaking to a crowd of supporters at loudoun county high school. fox 5's maureen umeh joins us live from leesburg with the latest. >> reporter: loudoun county is a battle ground between the battle ground state of virginia and president obama acknowledged as much telling the crowd if he could win at loudoun county, he can win the white house making a case for why he deserves four more years. to thunderous applause president obama greeted supporters at loudoun county high school thursday night. >> it is good to be back in virginia. >> reporter: his latest
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campaign stop in the battle ground state of virginia, president obama telling the crowd the choice voters face this november couldn't be bigger. >> this is a choice between two fundamentally different paths for our country, two fundamentally different visions of where we need to go. >> reporter: the president spoke of his vision for rebuilding the economy from the middle out reduce the country's deficit and cutting taxes for the middle class. >> if you look at the facts, every time we've grown it hasn't been by the top down. it's been from the middle out. >> reporter: hundreds lined up outside loudoun county high school for hours to see and hear the president. they say the election is crucial for middle class families like theirs. >> we're losing the middle class and if we don't do something about it, there won't be a middle class. >> i'm a barack obama supporter. last time and this time and the tea party think they're drinking tea, but they're drinking the kool-aid. >> the message here seems to be fairness and backing him in order to let him finish what he
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started. >> saying basically just be in the middle class, being part of the middle class my whole life, it's a big deal for of one in this community in loudoun county. >> and president obama won loudoun county by eight percent age points last time. he hopes to repeat those numbers, but it will be a little tougher this time. in 2009 during the gubernatorial race bob mcdonnell won loudoun county by over 20 percentage point. president obama is asking supporters to join him in that pat and hopefully get him -- battle and hopefully get him reelected. maureen umeh, fox 5 news. mitt romney campaigned in the toss-up state of colorado today, his first u.s. rally following his overseas trip. the gop presidential candidate focused on jobs and the economy and threw in a few jabs at president obama. >> he said i'll measure success by whether someone who has a good idea will go out and start a business. yeah, i hope he understands that actually the people that
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have a good idea and start a business are the ones that actually build the business. >> also slamming the president's handling of the economy, in a slew of television ads in battle ground states. coming up tonight at 10:30 fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us to talk more about the presidential race. a midair scare at reagan, the federal aviation administration is now investigating how three commuter jets got way too close for comfort prompting emergency action by a flight controller. officials didn't know about it until the media told them. fox 5's tom fitzgerald with the details. >> reporter: it all started tuesday afternoon at 2:00. reagan national's airport tower and an faa control center in virginia decided to change the runway direction from south to north to north to south due to incoming weather, but somebody didn't get the message. >> we were clear at the river back there.
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what happened? >> reporter: a miscommunication and air traffic controllers having to scramble two flights, 371 and 3067 onto different flight paths after they came within .82 nautical miles of each other while another plane was inbound in the opposite direction. >> in this instance a very competent professional controller did her job and guided the plane away from another plane. >> reporter: an animated secretary of transportation ray lahood insisted the three aircraft were on different altitudes and different headings. the faa administrators say at no time were they in any danger of ever colliding. >> it is important to point out the planes were on different headings and at different altitudes, so they would not have collided. >> reporter: the question now, were proper procedures for reversing the direction of reagan national airport used and, if so, how could this happen? >> turning around in a major
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airport is one of the toughest things you do. >> reporter: bill voss is a former air traffic controller and now heads the flight safety foundation. >> the on board alert systems in the aircraft didn't go off. we got down to 2 miles separation which isn't great, but it's not alarming. >> reporter: the faa said the plane that was landing came within 500 vertical feet and 1.7 lateral miles from the one taking off and 600 vertical feet and 2.8 lateral miles of the second plane. faa requires a spraying of 1,000 vertical feet and -- a separation of 1,000 vertical feet and 3.5 lateral miles. a spokesperson for u.s. airways said the airline is cooperating with the faa and its investigation. secretary of transportation ray lahood says he's going too personally call the faa -- to personally call the faa traffic controller and that know her for her actions. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> and the heat and humidity have returned, but the question is how long will it stick
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around? sue palka has details plus the latest on trouble in the tropics tonight. >> that's right. tropical storm ernesto formed earlier this afternoon and as for how long that heat and humidity will hang around, long enough for you to cry uncle because we've got another hot one tomorrow. we'll talk about ernesto in a moment, first the high temperatures we reached today, we got up to 96 degrees in our endless summer of temperatures in the mid-and upper 90s. it was hot out to our west, too. look at all these high temperatures today including nashville at 99, 102 wichita and little rock and scorching hot in texas, 107 dallas, 107 amarillo, more hot stuff tomorrow and high humidity, at least at hot if not a little hotter tomorrow and prepare for stifling humidity. now we want to talk more about the tropics because we have not seen much activity in the tropics. in fact, we're only on our fifth named storm, which is
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ernesto. usually we're way through more of these names by the time we get into early august, but we're beginning to approach the peak part of the season. today about 5:00 the hurricane center said that a tropical depression they had been watching in the far eastern atlantic has indeed become tropical storm ernesto. there was a hurricane hunter in it today. they found winds of 50 miles an hour and that's its current strength as it is now about 135 miles east of barbados. so where does it go next and what is the long term forecast? the national hurricane center has the red track in the middle. what we're showing you here are all the other models and the projections for the center of circulation. forecast to become a hurricane potentially by monday. clearly the yucatan of mexico will have to watch it and a couple models bring it into the gulf of mexico which is mighty warm. ernesto will need to be watched, a few days before it gets to peak strength and a while before our temperatures come down, too. i'll talk about whether or not
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there's any relief coming and a beef forecast and weekend outlook -- a beach forecast and weekend outlook later. coming up a story only seen here on fox 5. >> reporter: police in prince george's county very publicly crack down on prostitution. we'll take you along on a sting. >> tonight on the news edge another local prostitution bust ends with the arrest of a high ranking official, how the government agency is responding at 11:00.  those ads taking my words about small business out of context --
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they're flat out wrong. of course americans build their own businesses. every day, hard-working people sacrifice to meet a payroll, create jobs, and make our economy run. and what i said was that we need to stand behind them, as america always has, by investing in education and training, roads and bridges, research and technology. i'm barack obama and i approve this message because i believe we're all in this together. i'm barack obama and i approve this message we gotta sell the car. where woululd we even start?
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get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. prostitution may be the world's oldest profess, but it's gone hi-tech in the internet age, so officers are changing their tactics. undercover officers in prince george's county invited us to observe a modern prostitution sting. fox 5's john henrehan has the story you'll only see on fox 5. >> reporter: it start with an online ad tilted lunch special, a supposed 18-year-old -- titled lunch special, a supposed 18-year-old female seeking company but in code is asking for sex.
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>> what are you looking for, honey? for 30 minutes i charge about $40 for straight sex. >> reporter: she isn't 18, but she is a prince george's county police officer posing as a prostitute. the rented hotel room in college park includes condoms and breath fresheners on the night stand supposedly ready for use. the online bait is taken very quickly. >> you start getting calls within seconds. the lunch rush is the most popular, so between 11:45 and 1:00 you see 85% of your people. >> reporter: officers detailed to the narcotics squad and the special assignment team get ready and are stationed nearby in various locations. as customers show up, they are quickly taken into custody often by rather large police officers. a lengthy period of processing begins. some of the johns beg to be set free. >> please don't do this to me. >> reporter: but all are charged with the misdemeanor of showing up in order to exchange sex for money. one of the customers who asked we not use his voice told us he was not engaging in
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prostitution, but he was only "a single man looking for some companionship." >> reporter: but if it involved sex and money that's illegal. that man inside his case discussion of money was not involved. it's an issue for the judge to decide at trial. to ensure the safety of the decoy officers about a dozen policemen and women are assigned to the exercise why. go to all this trouble? >> prostitution is a gateway crime leading to drugs. it's also tied in with robberies. it runs the gamut and basically we're trying to send a message that we're not going to tolerate it in this county. >> reporter: captain mints also mentioned that prostitution spreads disease. in fact, while we were there one of the first johns arrested allegedly told the undercover is of posing as a pro he would -- officer posing as a pro he would pay more for sex if he could do it without the use of a condom. veteran officers said that kind of proposition occurs all the
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time. john henrehan, fox 5 news. some tense moments for moviegoers inside an annapolis theater today. police arrested kyle tanner at bow tie cinemas. he sat in the front row and started yelling expletives. he reportedly left twice and when he returned he started pointing at people in the audience simulating he had a gun. he's charged with disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and second degree assault. police made an arrest in a pipe bomb explosion in blacksburg, virginia. the bomb went off early yesterday morning near several parked cars behind an apartment complex. no one was hurt. derek wilson of roanoke is charmed with manufacture and possession and -- charged with manufacture and possession and use of firebombs, explosive materials and possession of bomb making materials. cap ripken jr. will make a public plea in -- cal ripken jr. will make a public plea in hopes of tracking down the man who kidnapped his mother. a man took 74-year-old violet ripken at gunpoint last week
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from her aberdeen home, tied her up, drove around before returning her unharmed the next morning. a somber anniversary for a maryland family. one year ago today robyn gardner disappeared. the 35-year-old from frederick was last seen vacations in aruba last summer, her travel partner gary gio dawn giordano reported her missing and spent months in jail but was released due to lack of evidence. coming up the price american olympians have to pay once they win a medal. >> a mystery in skins training camp, one of the players disappeared and hasn't been seen for days. coach shanahan talks about it next. >> if you see a story we should look into, call us 202-895-3000 or send us an e-mail to if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own.
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if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. my father's hands didn't build this company. my hands didn't build this company. through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. why are you demonizing us for it? it's time we had somebody who believes in us. someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded not punished. we need somebody who believes in america. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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not just between two political parties, or even two people. it's a choice between two very different plans for our country. governor romney's plan would cut taxes for the folks at the very top. roll back regulations on big banks. and he says that if we do, our economy will grow and everyone will benefit. but you know what? we tried t that top down approa.
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it's what caused the mess in the first place. i believe the only way to create an economy built to last is to strengthen the middle class. asking the wealthy to pay a little more so we can pay down our debt in a balanced way. so that we can afford to invest in education, manufacturing, and home-grown american energy for good middle class jobs. sometimes politics can seem very small. but the choice you face, it couldn't be bigger. ♪ i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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exactly 1 week since the start of training camp and today coach shanahan talked about a player who seems to have fallen off the radar. lindsay murphy, who are we talking about here? >> would you ever not show up for work and not tell somebody? >> well, if i hit the lottery maybe. >> a guy named james davis, a running back last year just stopped coming to camp, didn't say why. he was released and never caught on with the team since. this year another player is trying to pull that, kentwon bomber. even his agent is not returning phone calls. it's really strange. according to mike shanahan, tease are not excused absences.
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bomber is a midyear pro and a first round pick. you'd think he had some motivation. he was with the 49ers. everybody says nothing serious has happened and everything is okay. >> well, you're always concerned. you're just hoping he's okay. he cleared everything out of the hotel and that usually means at least my past experience is this guy doesn't want to play football anymore, but that's not always the case. so i hate to say something. all i know is we haven't had a chance to speak with the man. some guys were drafted in the first round, maybe they made some money or aren't motivated or of what the reason, they're not here. that's what -- or whatever the reason, they're not here. that's what you're trying to figure out. >> shanahan would just like to know what's going on because he's taking up a spot that somebody else who really wants to play football wants that position. >> i'm just curious how long will they hold that position open? >> i really don't know. mike shanahan is not saying. they're just kind of hoping to
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hear from him. not even the players have heard from him. this is something antwon has done before in 2010 with the 49ers also went missing from their camp. they traded him. so it seems like a repeat offender. >> well, if you're out there, we hope you're okay. give us a call and let us know. across the atlantic a strong day for the u.s. in the summer olympics. today gymnast gabby douglas won the gold medal for the best all round solo performance, her second gold medal. she helped the team win gold. that makes her the third straight american to win gymnastics biggest prize and the first black american to take the gold. michael phelps won the men's individual 200-meter medley, his 16th olympic gold, 20th overall. yesterday he made history becoming the olympian with the most medals ever. this year's medal winners have to pay taxes.
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currently athletes are required to add the value of their medals and honors to their taxable income. 12 time olympic winner dora torres is outraged. >> athletes basically usually struggle just to stay alive to be able to do what they love to do and compete and represent the united states. not everyone is a michael phelps or ryan lochte who makes a lot of money. so to get taxed on what they win i think is a little bit of an outrage. >> two u.s. senators have introduced legislations to make americans exempt from paying taxes on their wings. at home we'll break down the -- winnings. at home we'll break down the short list for the veep candidates. we're back in a few.
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. president obama and mitt romney both on the campaign trail today. romney spent the day in
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colorado, big toss-up state in the election, held his first u.s. rally since returning from his trip overseas. president obama traveled to leesburg, virginia, where he spoke to supporters at a loudon county high school. he's urging voters to support a tax increase on the top 2% of income earners in america. joining me now is fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. do you feel like mitt romney now that he's back from overseas will try and patch up some of the what some would call gaffes and some would call pseudogaffes? >> roger simon who i respect in a column said that he better announce a vice presidential choice immediately yesterday because that was not a successful trip. he was supposed to act like a statesman at each stop, he was criticized and i really didn't think he did anything any good. he appealed to constituencies that he wants, evangelicals,
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people of polish heritage, catholics and american jews, but overall people concentrated on the stumbles rather than the assets. >> did it feel like you always hear the vast left wing conspiracy and the liberal media, but did it feel like the media were badgering him because he wouldn't take questions overseas? >> well, maybe it wasn't the proper place in a remembrance for polish war veterans, but the point of it is they are not potted plants. they want to get questions. they only asked three questions that were answered. two of them i think were about the olympics and they just don't want to just sit there. they want some engagement and governor romney isn't doing himself any good by us talking about this topic, not answering questions and saying things that didn't seem like presidential. >> some would say it bolsters his credibility among the right, doesn't trust the media in the first place. back to your original point,
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the veep stakes. do you see that coming any time soon? >> yeah. i really think he's going to do it soon. you can divide it in different categories. i think the safest probably best choice is rob portman, the senator from ohio, a former house member. he speaks spanish. many people don't know that. he can't upstage romney and he's really a solid citizen. in the senate you've got people like marco rubio, i think a little too controversial, though could help. the other thing is portman is from ohio and no state is more important than ohio. then you have a sleeper dark horse maybe john thune from south dakota who is telegenic, well thought of and if you want to go a little different, bobby jindal. they have no trouble with louisiana. he's the governor there, very smart, accomplished, has a good record and the other is condoleezza rice who says she doesn't want any part of it, but lyndon johnson said he
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didn't want to be john kennedy's vice president. so you never know unless you're asked. >> all right. fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. chick-fil-a appreciation day was a record setter, long lines seen outside the fast food restaurant chain in locations across the country yesterday, people showing their support for the restaurant whose president said he opposes gay marriage. the restaurant chain is supposedly donating millions for groups who work against gay rights. click fillet confirmed yesterday -- chick-fil-a confirmed yesterday's sales were a record. neither side agreed to stop fighting, but annan put most of the blame for the turmoil on assad. ultimately the dictator would not give his promise to pull his troops and heavy weapons out of key cities and towns. nearly 100 d.c.
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schoolteachers fired, the reason? poor performance on a key evaluation, but many other teachers are receiving praise and potential bonuses for doing such a good job. fox 5's matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: d.c. has just about 4,100 teachers, but close to 3% have been told not to return to the classroom due to poor performance. >> we're always sad when any teacher who is endegreesed to do well by the children in the -- who has endeavored to do well in the district of columbia is let go. >> reporter: he says it's also time to celebrate successes of those who have done well. >> reality is that 228 more teachers this year were rated highly effective or advanced in terms of applying their trade in the presence of children. >> reporter: it all comes down to what's called impact, an evaluation of teachers through student test scores and classroom performance. for the students who show improvement, their teachers benefit.
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those students who don't, well, their teachers can be removed. schools chancellor kaya henderson issued a statement saying teachers deserve better resources and professional development. "we owe it to our students and families to continue to move out the professionals who were not up to this incredibly difficult task." but saunders says current' strausss aren't fair for all teachers -- current evaluations aren't fair for all teachers, especially those who work in the parts of the district with more crime and poverty. >> i have been tugging and pulling at the chancellor on this issue and believe we're about to have some success in that area. >> reporter: for the teachers doing well, that means bonuses could be on the way. the teachers union says on average those bonuses range from three to $25,000. in the district matt ackland, fox 5 news. up next a virginia woman uses superherolike strength after a car falls on top of her
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father. >> later. . >> reporter: on the shelf and at the pump, feeling the pinch, i'm beth parker, that story coming up. hot times providing some sizzle at the store, 75% of major retailers reporting better than expected sales gains last month. the warm weather and clearance sales helping boost their business. stores may be smiling, but manufacturers are not. that's because companies placed fewer orders with u.s. factories in june. it's the third drop in four months. meanwhile the financial mess in europe putting the brakes on general motors, the automaker's profits dropping last quarter in large part because of losses in europe. how about this? mortgage rates rising for the first time in nearly two months. the 30 year fixed rate loan rising to 3.55%, but it's been below 4% since late march. it's not just athletes getting the gold from the olympics, adidas posting a winning quarter getting a lift from its sponsorship of this summer's
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olympic games also raising its outlook for the rest of the year. that's business. i'm eric bolling.   >> this fox 5 stock market report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. live life heroically.  i got the e chance to start my own business.
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i know what it's lilike to hire people and to make ends meet. from those experiences, i had the chance of running the olympics. the games were in real trouble. there'd been way too much spending. and in massachusetts i found a budget that was badly out of balance. our legislature was 85% democrat. and every one of the four years i was governor, we balanced the budget. i want to use those experiences to help americans have a better future. we believe in our future. we believe in ourselves. we believe the greatest days of america are ahead. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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a vermont man apparently angry over his arrest last month came back to the police station and crushed seven cruisers with his farm tractor. a neighbor called 911 telling police what was happening in their own parking lot. they couldn't pursue the man because their cars were crushed. the man is in custody facing a long list of new charges. a virginia woman hailed a hero after saving her father's life. lauren cronacki's dad was pinned under a car fixing a
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blown tire. somehow she lifted the car off her father. she joined us early this morning via skype. >> it was kind of a last ditch effort and i kind of was just throwing myself at the car and it's kind of like since the wheel was off it was like a table with a short leg and, so you know, me being on that side and just kind of lifting it up kind of balanced it out a little bit and on bent knee proceeded to throw my body at it must have shifted it enough just to get my dad loose and get me enough space to be able to pull out my dad. >> amazing. lauren administered cpr. her father is in the hospital but is expected to make a full recovery. still ahead on the news edge a disaster on the low cost bus trip, the scary moments leading up to a deadly mega bus crash. >> plus a government official busted in a local prostitution sting, how the agency is responding at 11:00. 
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from the grocery store to the gas pump, the drought conditions gripping more than half the country are driving up costs and fox 5's beth parker shows us it's also taking the toll on the bottom line for some small business owners. >> reporter: mybelo kim often works 12 hour days at the family business. mybelo and his wife sue own metro supermarket, their small orderly store in dupont circle feeling the heat from outside factors, the pounding of the hot sun, and gas prices rising. >> everything is going up. >> reporter: the midwest drought is killing corn. more than half of all u.s. counties are now designated primary disaster areas. while that trouble may seem far away for the kims it has an impact. for several years now they've paid extra charges on deliveries because of the price of gas. >> fuel surcharge. >> reporter: on an invoice like this the extra fee used to be $60. now it's close to 100.
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that's a lot of money. >> it is, but we have no choice. >> reporter: the drought makes it even trickier. >> i see the news. respect the price of gasoline jumped 5% in july in part because of a shortage of corn. ethanol is an ingredient in the gas we buy and it's made out of corn. the kims say some things have gotten so expensive they're actually taking a hit. spices are a good example. this container, $3.99 on the price tag, but they actually pay $4.29 for it. they say they feel in the big picture it is better to lose a little money than to lose a customer. >> if everything is going up, the business is going down because the people, they don't have money. >> reporter: the u.s. department of agriculture says when the price of corn jumps 50%, the cost of your groceries ticks up 1%. the kims have been in business 25 years and they just want to keep customers coming through
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the door. in dupont circle beth parker, fox 5 news. the house is taking up a disaster relief bill to help drought stricken livestock farmers. the bill would restore four disaster aid programs that expired last year at an estimated cost of $383 million. the programs deal mainly with livestock and orchard producers. the bill is unlikely to receive senate consideration before congress leaves for the august recess. >> the meet continues into august. we -- the heat continues into ought. we haven't talked a lot about -- august. we haven't talked a lot about hurricanes. >> there hasn't been a lot of storms to talk about. there's a lot of wind sheer out there. now we have ernesto, could potentially threaten the gulf of mexico sometime next week and maybe the yucatan peninsula. it's going to move its way through the caribbean. that would not be something we
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have to concern ourself with in d.c., unless some remnant portion were to get caught up in the upper level winds. hurricane season runs until november 30th. this summer continues to be incredibly hot. here's a look at our high temperatures today, 96 degrees, cooler at dulles 92 relatively speaking, bwi thurgood marshall coming in at 90. we did have a couple showers and storms this afternoon, fairly isolated and everything is gone as of the 10:00 hour. we're headlining you we're headed for the mid-90s, if not warmer, friday. with that humidity it will feel like the upper 90s to low 100. it's going to be a code orange air quality day, unhealthy for sensitive groups. do what you can to refuel your car after the sun goes down, maybe hold off mowing the lawn. might as well. there's not a lot of rain, a few thunderstorms here and there each afternoon the next several days and tropical storm ernesto moving rapidly west at
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22 miles an hour. we'll show you the track of ernesto as predicted by the national hurricane center. it's still 85 degrees at 10:00. it's not going to cool off easily tonight because it's so humid, 87 quantico, annapolis 84, a few spots in the 70s but clearly we'll have a warm start tomorrow. it won't take long to get into the 90s. in fact, when you combine the temperature and humidity, it still feels like 91 degrees in the district, cooler heat index readings to our west. it's going to be warm overnight, not dropping much below the 70s. satellite and radar, pretty clear. we had some activity to our south, a couple showers and storms popped up in the eastern suburbs toe, but everything diminished quickly -- today, but everything diminished quickly by sunset. we've had a good cluster of storms rolling out of st. louis, looks like a mezzo scale
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convective system that holds together for a while and will continue moving through that very hot and humid air bubble. you saw the temperatures in the mid-100s in the middle part of the country. some of that bubble of hot air will be over us tomorrow, a little less human and hot over the weekend but still -- humid and hot over the weekend but still into the low 90s. overnight hot, muggy, 76 degrees, another hot and muggy day tomorrow, maybe a few late day thunderstorms, at least to 95, possibly warmer for some of you. here's the planner, at 8 a.m. 79 degrees, noon muggy and 91, at 5:00 about 94. we'll keep an eye on those storms. what about temperatures around the region? maybe a little cooler like low 90s in our northern and western suburbs, 95 for d.c., quantico 97 and a bit cooler near the water. perhaps you come in in the 80s. saturday here about 93 degrees, a hot muggy day, only a little cooler sunday at 92. some late day showers and
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storms are around both days. last stop here, if you're headed to the beaches, at least you'll find some 80s, maybe some rumbles of thunder late in the day, nothing that would spoil the weekend. water remains exceptionally warm at 81 degrees, 87 saturday, 86 sunday, a little cooler for cape may in the mid- 80s. here's your five-day forecast. we've got more 90s coming, more chances for showers and storms, not one of these days a washout. if you need a little hope, maybe mid-or upper 80s perhaps next week. there's a frontal boundary coming that will be strong enough to drop things out of the 90s but not in the next few days. hang in there for the hot stuff and the air conditioning clicking on constantly. maryland lawmakers will consider the possibility of developing internet gambling in the state during a special session next week according to a memo by house speaker michael busch. governor martin o'malley called the special session so lawmakers could consider
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allowing table games at existing casinos and adding a sixth casino site in prince george's county. do you use a fake name on your facebook account or have a page for your pet? apparently you're not alone. an updated regulatory file found 8% of user accounts are actually false or duplicates. that's about 83 million fake pages with fake identities. facebook breaks the accounts into three categories, duplicates, misclassified like for pets and undesirable, the ones that send spam. many parents are concerned about the flood of advertisements targeting their kids online, but help blocking those ads may be on the way. fox's tom vacar with more. >> reporter: today's children are the most technically sophisticated ever. >> they all have a smartphone or some type of internet access on them 24/7. >> reporter: but -- >> they don't have the same cognitive abilities. they have less impulse control.
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they truly are more vulnerable than adults. >> reporter: example, many so- called free online games. >> just tells you if you pay this amount of money, you get this amount of stuff or like points for a game. >> reporter: it's a huge opportunity for marketers. >> kids today are so much more influential than any other generation of children in getting their parents to buy what they want. >> they talk about that all the time, did you see this on this page or did you see what this person got? >> reporter: internet marketers are so sophisticated these days they can track a person's individual browsing and custom tailor advertising to them, even children. >> making me realize i don't have a handle on it. i think i need to pay more attention. >> reporter: today the ftc proposed updated privacy rules to protect children under 13. parental consent would be required before the information
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is checked. these illegally collecting it, even a social website, would be liable. tracking children's browsing habits to identify them would also be prohibited. >> you can take behaviors and measure them through big data in ways we never have been able to before. coming up a young girl missing for hours after boarding a flight by herself. so how did the airline lose track of her? the girl's mother speaks out next. >> a report about a vicious dog ends with a maryland police officer adopting the vicious dog, their story next on the news edge. >> this fox 5 program brought to you by safford fiat. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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a georgia mother is demanding answers tonight after an airline mix-up led her to believe her 10-year-old daughter was missing. it happened this week as the girl was making her way from new york to atlanta.
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>> i want to know where is my child? where is my daughter? >> reporter: this mother can't imagine how her child was lost between new york's laguardia airport and hartsfield-jackson. airline officials acknowledged the incident saying repeated flight delays led to over 10-year-old niya's whereabouts. >> i just want people to know when you're leaving your child what can happen. >> reporter: the girl was scheduled to fly out of laguardia airport in new york to atlanta tuesday afternoon under airtran's unaccompanied minor program. for several hours tuesday night louder said she could not be told whether her daughter was on laguardia on the flight bound for hartsfield. five hours later niya was still at the gate. >> because of the time the policy stated that if a child is by themself they cannot travel after 7:30, 7:45, something like that.
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they issued me another ticket for her to leave today at 12:19. >> reporter: niya will return to laguardia airport to pick her up after learning the flight was rescheduled. >> my sister called me and said she's not there. what do you mean she's not there? the whole drama starts from there. so i'm asking everybody at the airport and nobody seems to have an's. >> reporter: after a lot of back and forth the supervisor told her there was a chance niya was on the 9:30 flight headed to atlanta. her daughter stepped off the plane in atlanta around 11:30. louder said her child has nine unaccompanied without any problem but -- has flown unaccompanied without any problem, but will never let her again. >> just telling me for a second i don't know where was she? that's just like it felt like my life was over.


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