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prospect. >> that's good. still plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 news continues right now. >> good morning. it is 5:00 as we take a look at the jefferson memorial this morning. another warm day. august, as you know, it is 77 degrees. maybe we shothe lottery. right there. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. lucky numbers in the weather maybe? >> let's hope. >> the lucky number would be about 57. cool at night. >> for some of us. >> that would be incredible for we had some 50s. >> not in the forecast but we've got 60s in the forecast for the weekend. might be able to save a little on the air conditioning as we get into the weekend. let's get to your numbers right now. still warm and humid and will be a hot and sticky afternoon with temperatures expected to once again soar like an eagle
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into the 90s. 72 in fredericksburg. ocean city, 75 degrees. off to the west, winchester is now 68. looking at our satellite-radar, cloud cover, we had one or two showers or thunderstorms pop up midday yesterday and then things quieted down. we are generally clear right now. i won't call it comfortable but not terrible outside with temperatures falling back to the upper 60s and low 70s. should be a nice start to the day with a lot of sunshine. we'll see clouds later this afternoon way few pop-up thunderstorms by mid- to late afternoon. better chance of rain showers tomorrow and i'll explain why here in just a minute. it will be hot and sticky. >> thank you. time now for say hello to lauren demarco. what is happening on the roads. >> hello to you. we are looking pretty good on the roads i have to say. nice start to the morning. your overnight construction is clearing out because it is 5:00 a.m. and no problems to talk b if you are traveling 66, see something volume start to build but you are still leaving at
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speed as you leave manassas heading towards centerville. no problem leaving route other fair oaks. we did have overnight construction westbound after nutley street but it should be wrapping up. 395, no issues for you. 95 southbound, spotsylvania, mike marker 127, we do have an accident blocking two lanes. nothing here at new york avenue. you are looking good as you head down towards the tunnel. traveling route 50 inbound, no problems for you. beltway looks good heading past 50. construction should be cheering out near the bw parkway and 201. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. -- should be clearing out near the bw park way and 201. maryland's special session begins. lawmakers getting called back to annapolis to take up legislation on gambling. the governor wants to expand gambling to allow a new casino in prince george's county and also table games.
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voters will ultimately decide the issue in november. another bug story, a fire tears through a maryland home a family caught inside. >> a little girl died from her injuries. her father and teenaged uncle are still fighting for their lives. >> melanie alnwick is live in chapel oaks with the story. >> reporter: yes, it is certainly a tragic morning here. neighbors will be waking up shortly on carrington court here in capital heights. firefighters got the call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon that this home on carrington court was up in flames. they responded within four minutes but, even in that short period of time, the smoke and flames became so thick they turned deadly killing the five- year-old girl who friends called jade and also critically injuring her father. firefighters encountered heavy smoke when they entered the home on the first floor and then that smoke and fire had spread upstairs. there, the five-year-old girl
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and her 15-year-old uncle, her father's brother were trapped. one team battled the flames with hoses while another team went up ladders to rescue the children. the 24-year-old father was found outside in the front yard injured and frantic. neighbors also tried to help. >> there was a man hollering help but there wasn't nobody out here but me and i started hollering help, help. >> reporter: the 15-year-old teenager was stabilized and he is in critical condition but the five-year-old girl, she just couldn't pull through. she died around 8:00 p.m. last night. her father we're told is also in critical condition with third degree burns over 50% of his body. now, prince george's county fire officials say that this home did have two working smoke detectors. even so, after an incident, they come to the neighborhood and talk to people about the importance of smoke detectors as well as fire safety.
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the cause of this fire is still being investigated. prince george's county police have released new surveillance video showing what they believe is a maryland man abducting an 8-year-old girl. charles amofa was arrested earlier this week. he is accused of kidnapping two girls from a value village thrift store in adelphi on two separate occasions and sexually assaulting one of them at a playground nearby. this is some video from the first incident which took place on july 9th. you can see a machine and young girl walking outside of the store. police say he attempted to sexually assault her but she was able to fight him off. the second incident happened monday involving a 6-year-old girl. also in prince george's county, police are investigating a a fatal shooting. a 40-year-old man was found inside a home yesterday in the 6200 block of kenilworth avenue in riverdale. officers arrived at the scene to check on the welfare of the
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resident. they located the man who was suffering from a goon shot wound. no evidence of cheating on standardize tests at d.c. public schools. city investigators concluded that there was no reason to probe beyond noyes education center. at least one teacher there coached students. a red flag was raised because of unusually high numbers of wrong answers changed to right ones. the wait is just about over for redskins fans. tonight, we'll get our first glimpse of robert griffin iii in action. >> the redskins kick off preseason in buffalo. game time is 7:00 p.m. we're told the rookie quarterback will see about 12 to 20 players. are the players ready for preseason? >> we're ready to go. we're tired of hitting each other, looking at each other, going against the same guys in practice. i'm ready to go against somebody who doesn't know my trick. >> you get to run through some guys and get physical and be
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unite on the field as far as an opponent and get after them. >> all right. looking forward to redskins preseason football kicking off tonight. >> hope it goes well. >> hope so. >> everybody is watching. coming up, stunning allegations against one dad. up next, accused of nearly downing his open water as a form of punishment. >> plus, a bus burst into flames as passengers scurry to make it out safely. we're checking our headlines. we'll be right back.  [ male announcer ] in 1996,
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a scare for people aboard a megabus traveling from atlanta to charlotte. the double-decker bus burst into flames while traveling on a busy highway in georgia yesterday afternoon. the driver quickly pulled over and evacuated the passengers. they say the bus felt like it was wobbling moments before the fire. luckily, no one was injured. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. a multi-agency investigate is under way after a massive fire broke out at a chevron oil refinery in california early this week. hundreds of residents went to the hospital with breathing issues from the smoke. and the blaze has caused gas prices to rise. those living in the area are outraged saying officials did
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not provide accurate information about how toxic the smoke could be from the plant. a pediatrician in delaware is behind bars this morning after allegedly ewing a disturbing form of punishment on his own daughter. dr.melvin morse is accused of water boarding his daughter multiple time over the course of two years starting when he was eight years old. one time he held her mouth and nose shut until she lost feeling and collapsed to the ground. allegedly, the mother knew about the technique but turned blind eye to it. today marks the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of nagasaki. in commemmoration, the united states ambassador to japan attended a memorial service along with japan's prime minister. about 08,000 people were killed when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. -- about 80,000 people were killed when the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. up next, why some d.c.
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businesses aren't paying their fair share of taxes. we'll have a full report on that. >> warm and humid start to your day. we have temperatures in the 70s. it will be hot and humid this afternoon. i'll have all the details on your weather and lauren demarco has a look at traffic too. we'll do it right after the break. [ harry umlaut ] here we go.
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what is shaping up to be another hot, humid day. i think i already see some haze out there. i know it is early but i swear it is hard to see the washington monument. maybe it is because my eyes aren't quite open. you know it has been so hot and if your electric bill was higher than normal, can you blame the july heat for that. it was the hottest month ever recorded in the u.s. the average temperature, 77.6 degrees. the first seven months of 2012 was also the warmest on record for the nation. i believe it. >> it was our second hottest july here in washington. >> when you're going through this every year, it seems like this year is the hottest year. it seems like oh, my gosh, it is unbearable. >> that has been the case every year. i'm hoping i saved money last month. i haven't gotten my bill yet. i didn't have power for five and a half days. >> they'll recoup that money. >> apparently so from what you guys have been telling me. we'll see. >> we won't get into that right
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now. >> let's get to the forecast. the air kennyers will be hum -- conditioners will be humming along today. hot and sticky today with high temperatures expected to be back in the low to mid-90s. lots of humidity out there as well. air mass hasn't started shifting around. it will later tonight and during friday and saturday. could be a few storms this afternoon. your typical summertime affair. we have a cold front sparking from the north and west. potential out there that by tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night, we've got a pretty good cold front coming through. cooler and drier this weekend. it will be absolutely beautiful around here by the second half of saturday, particularly sunday with low humidity. temperatures on sunday only in the mid-80s and lots of sunshine. so the good news is we are going to have probably our nicest -- well, i can guarantee our nicest weekend so far for the month of august coming up. 75 now in washington.
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we physical a couple of degree in the past hour. these temperatures are a little better. clear skies contributing to the cooling out there. 6 # this morning in frederick. still warm in quantico. looking at the satellite rad are, wear fine. -- 68 this morning in frederick. looking at the satellite-radar, we're fine. we could have a few thunderstorms in the warm summer heat we have around here. later tonight, we'll be mostly cloudy. we have a couple of different chances for some showers and thunderstorms. some of those storms could be strong tomorrow. officially aired slight risk for severe weather by tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening. scattered afternoon storms back in the forecast. winds south here at about five miles per hour. mostly cloudy tonight. warm and muggy overnight. air conditioners will continued humming along. 75. tomorrow, mostly cloudy. cooler with the clouds. only in the upper 80s.
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showers and thunderstorms pretty much a guarantee tomorrow at some point. early showers on saturday. by saturday afternoon, sunshine returns. lower humidity. sunday, fabulous. monday, not bad. look at that, overnight lows in the 60s even here in the city by early sunday morning. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic and see who is going to work today. lauren demarco is here. >> good morning. looks like not too many people just yet. roads nice, right light volume at this time so that is some good news. heading into silver spring, you are in good shape. 270, no real problems as you leave frederick. watch for the volumes starting to build from 109 down towards clarksburg. 66 see something volume through manassas and here approaching
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route 50 fair oaks. after route 50, heading past 123, no problems for you. your lands are open. springfield, fairfax county parkway, northbound, at lee chapel road, left lane is closed with some paving and that will be the case until about 7:00 a.m. over to you. >> thank you. in recent days, welfare reform has become a hot button issue on the campaign trail with republican mitt romney criticizing the president's welfare policy and now congress is getting involved. republicans in the house and senate have introduced legislation to prevent the obama administration from using waivers to reduce the work requirement in the welfare reform law former president clinton signed in 1996. >> you can't say they're going to waive the work rule which is a large part of what made the 1996 bill a success. that is not right. >> just last year, states led by democrats and republicans
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including nevada and utah called for these waivers. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius recently sent a letter to congress saying she would not accept any changes that undercut the work requirement. republicans say they are still skeptical. are all d.c. business paying their fair share in taxes? the city approved a tax reduction for commercial properties totaling more than $48 million. it is reported that the fbi is checking into those reductions. matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: it is not cheap to live in d.c. and for many who own homes and businesses here, property taxes are hard to stomach. a.j.cooper who is running for city council hears about taxes in general all the time. >> we've been all over the city and the consensus is the taxes are high, they're the highest in the region and people would like lower taxes. >> reporter: that is why a report by the "washington post" has many people talking and asking if everyone is getting a fair shake. the post says the office of tax
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and revenue grant the $2.6 billion in reductions in taxable value on commercial properties. that comes out to about $48 million in lost taxes. >> i think any amount that we would lose would bother me. >> reporter: at a morning media meeting, mayor gray said he hadn't read the post report but wanted to know more. >> the question is what does that translate into in terms of at seesments themselves. what does that translate into in terms of tax dollars available to the city. >> reporter: the tax and revenue office has the discretion to amend assessed value depending on certain circumstances. the office responded saying in part, we stand by our real property assessment process and specifically the assessments of the properties identified in this article. matt ackland, fox 5 news. >> a little outraj factor for a lot of folk -- outrage factor
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identify lost folks in d.c. coming up next. edward norton is hitting the big screen in the bourne franchise. >> find out what role he says he would love to play. e in rea. 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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actor edward norton plays a pivotal role in the new spy
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film, the bourne legacy. >> he talked to kevin mccarthy about tackling a complex character. >> i love the fact that your character is in between aville i'm and a good guy. like he obviously has to make very bad decisions to kill people off but looking for the good of country. >> i think you're right that this guy is not really a villain. villains kind of enjoy what they're doing. they're doing bad and they know they're doing bad and they like it. i think that tony in this film, all of the caches, they're all people participating in a system that they know has very, very tough -- they are in a tough, quiet part of the system that they believe is necessary and each of then is doing things that they know are ethically in the gray area but they that believe serve as a
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greater good. >> your character is overseeing this program and they are giving these guys that enhance them in a cognitive way and a physical way as well. let's say there was like super actor program where actors were enhanced. what would be enhancements that could be done to actors. >> i would like to be able to talk as fast as vince vaughn. i think that would be amazing. he has taken some sort of pill that helps you speak fast and yet hear every word. i think that is genius. i don't know who else -- i'd like to be able to play some of meryl streep's parts. >> what part would you like to play? >> anything. i think, you know, like -- then i often sit around thinking like, how come i didn't get called for julia, julia. why couldn't i have -- i mean
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dustin hoffman did tootsie. why couldn't i have played julia child. >> that would not be believable. >> that was bizarre. >> why couldn't i have played julia child. >> all right, edward norton. kevin joins us tomorrow in studio with his reviews for the weekend's movies. still plenty ahead. maryland lawmakers set to begin debate on a proposal to expand gambling in the state. plus, we are checking all your top stories, weather with tucker barnes and traffic with lauren demarco. stay with us. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] in 1996,
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president clinton and a bi-partisan congress helped end welfare as we know it, by requiring work for welfare. but on july 12th, president obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements. under obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work, and wouldn't have to train for a job -- they just send you your welfare check. and welfare to work goes back to being plain, old welfare. mitt romney will restore the work requirement, because it works. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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welcome back. it is 5:30 on this thursday. taking a look outside. this is the woodrow wilson bridge, believe it or not, but can you tell how thick it is out there. look at that. it is already nice and hazy out there for your thursday morning. this will make you feel kind of happy hopefully. the wait is just about over for redskins fans. tonight, we'll get our first glimpse of robert griffin iii in game action. the redskin kick off preseason in buffalo vurss the bills. >> we are told the rookie quarterback will see about 12 to 20 plays. -- in buffalo versus the bills. >> a veteran like fletch to get loose, get back into rhythm, young guys to prove themselves, show they belong in the nfl and
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on this team, a guy like myself, to get reps at a new position. it all depends on who you are and how you fit in. it depends on what you're trying to get out of the preseason. >> this is all going to take place during our normal bed times. >> i'm going to stay up. >> i'm going to watch 30 minutes of it. >> the first quarter. >> that is how long robert will play and then i'll go to bed. >> i think it will be exciting to see. >> we don't want any injuries this early. >> they've already had some. >> the two linemen that are supposed to protect him are already down. be very careful with the franchise. >> i know. gentle hand. let's get to it. show you radar. we are generally quiet. we have had one little thunderstorm pop up south and west of salisbury. can't really see it. you got to look under the banner. >> we'll take your word for it. >> thank you very much.
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you got to look very carefully and i know you're just waking up. generally clear skies out there at the moment. it will be a sunny start to your day. we'll see clouds fill in during the course of the afternoon. a few more scattered showers and thunderstorms will redevelop later today. kind of typical august weather here. current temperature, reagan national, 76 degrees. a little better. humidity, 91%. that is not very comfortable. winds out of the south and west at seven. here is your forecast for today. lots of humidity out there. hot too. our average daytime high temperature now should be in the mid- to upper 80s and we'll be in the low to mid-90s. so about 91 degrees at 4:00 p.m. with a scattered thunderstorm in the forecast particularly north and west of the city. lots of changes as we get into tomorrow and the weekend. some sweet relief in the form of cooler and drier air. i'll have details in just a minute i don't i'll just stay inside until tomorrow. >> and we've got football tonight so why go out. >> lovely plan. thank you, tucker. let's check in with lauren demarco to get the latest on
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traffic. >> i am with you. it is sticky out already this morning. you can just feel t we have a little bit of a sticky situation on metro. track problem at national airport. trains are single tracking between braddock road and pentagon city in both directions. g streeter in 4th street northwest, they are responding to a fire. if you are traveling 59 northbound, seeing some volume here past the prince william parkway heading up to the occoquan. things look pretty good heading up towards springfield. no real issues on 395. you should find your lanes open past the pentagon towards the 14th street bridge. no issues on the beltway in virginia. nice, smooth trip from the springfield mixing bowl out toward the wilson bridge. 66, we are seeing some volume delays here leaving manassas heading towards centerville. you will find delays off and on
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again as you head towards route 50. things look good continuing to the beltway. no real issues on the beltway in montgomery county. watch for the volume between college park and silver spring on the outer loop. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. >> thank you. in our other big story, a special session in maryland starting today. the general assembly will meet in a special session to consider expanding gambling in the state. the legislation under consideration would allow a sixth casino in prince george's county and allow table games like poker and black jack at all state gambling sites. another top story we are following. a five-year-old girl is dead after a fire ripped through her family's home. >> her father and teenaged uncle are fighting for their lives this morning. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live on the scene in chapel oaks with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the call came in around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and things got bad very quickly here on
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carrington court. now, upstairs in this duplex is where the little girl who friends called jade and the 15- year-old boy were trapped up there on the upper floor. when firefighters arrived just four minutes after the call, they found the girl's 24-year- old father injured and frantic in the front yard. he told rescue crews that his daughter and brother were upstairs. sixty firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene. inside, one team ran hoses to battle heavy fire on the first floor which had spread to the upper level. another team rushed to get ladders to the second floor and the third found the children and pulled them out of a rear window. >> running down the street with the girl on his shoulders. i don't know if she was upstairs or downstairs. i know he came out running with her to the ambulance. a couple of minutes later, they pulled a little boy out and he was lifeless too and the paramedics kept pumping on his chest. >> reporter: firefighters have not yet identified the name of
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the victims. the 15-year-old boy stabilized in critical condition. the father also in critical condition with third degree burns over 50% of his body. prince george's county fire officials say there were two working smoke detectors in this house. >> thank you. an investigation into possible cheating on standardized tests focused on only one public school in the district. in a new report, city vectors concluded there was no evidence of widespread cheesing across the -- cheating across the city from 2008 to 2010. they did find at least one teacher at noyes education center cojocarued students in 2010. after several month-long investigates a takoma park man is behind bars for his role in a prostitution ring. they arrested him for picking up women and delivering them to homes. allegedly, as many as 20
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deliveries took place each day. he now faces several charges including 54 counts of prostitution. police are searching for a serial bank robber linked to five robberies in the district heights area. you are looking at surveillance video of the suspect at the capital one bank on marlboro pike the most recent robbery occurred tuesday afternoon f you know who this man is or have any information about him related to these robberies, you are asked to call police. making headline, ebb is curious to see what curiosity has in store. >> and the mars rover is beaming back some pretty incredible pictures from the surface of mars. we have a look at the latest images coming up. stay with us. 
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making headlines this morning, we are just getting reports that a high profile murder trial in china has end after own one day. the wife of a top communist politician was charged with killing a british businessman with poison. neil haywood was found dead in his hotel last november. a regional police chief broke the scandal by showing up at an american consulate saying there was a cover-up in haywood's murder. the woman's trial just ended. no word yet on when the verdict will an napsed.
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a major shake-up at the susan g. komen foundation is also making headlines this morning. the breast cancer group's president and founder are both stepping down. president lists thompson will leave komen next month and founder nancy bringer is relinquishing her role as chief executive. this comes months after the foundation decided to briefly endits funding for planned parenthood that. move was quickly reversed but the foundation is still feeling the fallout from the initial decision. the first man to walk on the moon is recovering from quadruple bypass surgery this morning. neil armstrong, who just turned # 2 on sunday, underwent the surgery after a stress test. he commanded apollo 11 and walked on the moon with buzz aldrin in 1969. -- he just turned 82. that is' curiosity rover has raised its mast which is packed with high resolution
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cameras. nasa says we should be getting better picture soon. it is already sending us a flood of new black and white pictures of mars. the ancient martian crater where the nuclear power rover landed looks a lot like the mojave desert right here on earth. i can't wait to see more pictures. this is really exciting. >> i hope we don't see any pictures of any aliens. that would make things really interesting. entertainment or animal cruelty. >> an attraction at one virginia county fair is the source of interest. butt opener of this pocking kangaroo says she is following all the rules. >> we'll check in on the weather when fox 5 morning news continues. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt. thick, scrumptious, and more protein than those regular yogurts.
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this next story is a sign of the times. how fast can you text? one wisconsin teen is a texting champ. >> how fast can you text and be correct? >> 16-year-old austin werske has won the national texting competition. eleven contest apts were texted
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on speed, accuracy and dexterity. austin beat them all winning the title and $50,000 in prize money. why are they wearing sunglasses. >> it's not like gambling there. >> it won't be like you can figure out -- >> my issue is there isn't anybody our age on the -- >> what do you mean our age? i'm a young man. >> but that's weird though. >> why? >> buzz it just is. they are all staring at the little thing. >> it's sign of the times. >> i guess it is. i guess i am old after all. >> you talked your way right into that one. >> i'm embracing my classicness. let's do the weather forecast. 77 in washington. we are warm and huge you had. we'll be hot and sticky this afternoon with highs back in the low 90s. so far this month, we have touched 90 or better every day here in august.
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so the hot trend continues for another day. then some cooler weather as we get into the weekend. 7 # right now in quantico. 72 in leonardtown. 76 in annapolis and plenty of humidity out there as well. our dew point temperatures currently riding in the upper 60s, low 70s. -- 72 right now in quantico. expecting sunshine for at least the first half of the day. later this afternoon, i think we'll get some cloud cover and the possibility of a few showers in the forecast. we have a series of cold fronts approaching from the north and west. and then a cooldown behind this front. but the real main event will arrive tomorrow in the form of showers and thunderstorms as this whole area of low pressure and cloudiness and storminess starts to push into the mid- atlantic. best chance for rain here will be during the day tomorrow and tomorrow night. behind this front, by saturday afternoon and particularly on sunday, the less humidity and cooler temperatures on the way. something to look forward to if you had enough of the summer
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heat for the time being. i don't think we'll see much later today but the possibility of a few storms popping up. there we are at 6:00 and you can see futurecast indicating a few showers and storm starting to bubble up there in the overinstitute heating. there could be a few showers around for tomorrow morning's commute. a better chance of rain showers, perhaps some strong thunderstorms by tomorrow afternoon. here we are tomorrow at 6:00. hopefully, we'll quiet things down and clear things out by saturday. i think probably saturday afternoon. that front will be a slow mover. 93 today, partly sunny, hot humid. scattered afternoon storms, they're back. later tonight being becoming mostly cloud you, warm and muggy overnight. here is your five-day forecast and today will be the hottest of the next five with temperatures in the low to mid- 90s. cooler tomorrow with the cloud cover and rain showers and thunderstorms. by saturday afternoon, less humidity, highs only in the low 80s. sunday looks fantastic. monday, not bad, upper 80s. i don't think we'll have too much humidity to start next
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week. lauren demarco is in with a look at traffic. >> we are dealing with a track problem on metro at reagan national airport. the train are single tracking between braddock road and pentagon city. you want to expect delays in both directions there on the blue and yellow lines. let's take a live look at waze. we have reports of moderate traffic on the bw parkway according to some of our fox 5 wazers. we had some reports of stopped car on the shoulder 270 southbound in gaithersburg. do watch out for that. we have some moderate traffic reported 270 southbound leaving i-70. it does slow there approaching 121 clarksburg. also some reports of animals near the road as you approach the beltway southbound on 270. i'm getting that would be deer. just be careful as you travel in that area. five got a smart phone, get the waze app. it is free and will help you get around town. in virginia, if you are
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traveling northbound, we've got volume heading up through woodbridge across the occoquan and here through lorton to continue into the mixing bowl and springfield. 395 looking really good so no real issues there. here, past 121, be careful. all, if you are traveling 95 southbound in spotsylvania, mile marker 127 still deal with the accident activity on both shoulders. over to you. >> thank you. an unlikely guest checked into new mexico's angel fire resort. there he is. a bear. it was all caught on camera as you can see here. surveillance footage shows the bear wandering down an empty hallway before just taking off. he just walks out the door. it likes he entered the hotel through the back door that was apparently left open. just three weeks ago in the same up to, ablack bear was found in someone's kitchen. >> we did a story about a bear in a mall a couple of weeks ago. >> they are probably out looking for food before they
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hibernate. >> make me nervous. >> a little bit. >> not yogi bear. a boxing congress roos -- a boxing kangaroo is attracting a lot of attention. >> we have more on this. >> reporter: he is the star of the show at the warren county fair. the boxing kangaroo entered the ring gloves on and boxer trunks ready for a heavy weight bout. >> i don't have any problem with t i thought it was awesome. >> the only thing different about what this kangaroo does with us and what the kangaroo does in the wild, they don't wear shorts or boxing gloves. >> reporter: but the fun was lost on some. >> did you like the kangaroo? >> no. >> reporter: the kangaroo act, part of the star family circus, made other uncomfortable. >> to me any circus animal, i
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don't quite think it's right. >> reporter: these aren't real punches in the five-minute show. the kangaroo and clown are clowning around. >> it's kodak moment. there we go. >> reporter: the 9-year-old kangaroo is an old pro. he has been with the circumstance is seven years. gloves and harness, those for the clown's protection. when jack performs, he travels in an air conditioned trailer and any complaint of cruelty have been checked out by the usda. >> they inspect him. we have health certificates. we have a health inspector that comes out to my house. >> reporter: she has the paperwork to prove it but people for the ethical treatment of animals said in a statement that working kangaroos are harassed and bullied into defending themselves. they suffer immensely from the confinement, constant travel, cruel training and stress. >> we would never hurt the kangaroo. he is my baby. he is a star. >> it doesn't look like they mistreat him or anything.
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>> r. >> reporter: it is not meant to be a boxing routine. it's comedy are you teen. the boxing kangaroo draws a crowd. >> i'm sure he does. i've never seen anything like that. >> i didn't realize that kangaroos were that large. >> he is tall. >> very tall. i don't know if i would want to get in there. that seems like one of those episodes of animals gone bad or something like that. >> something is going to go awry. >> it will be right here on fox 5 news. >> we don't want any of that. >> coming up, the nats blast off in houston. >> see you later! >> all right. sports breakfast is coming up next. >> see you later.  i got the chance to startrt my own business.
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checking out sports, the gift o gonzalez show in houston last night. he had the his first home run of his career to give the team a two-run lead in the second inning. astros would fight back but it wouldn't be enough. nats win this one 4-3. gio goes the distance to notch his 14th victory. the team goes back at it tonight. mcdonald's makes a move to boost sales and it may mean you can get your bacon egg and cheese fix with a before breakfast. >> that will be interesting for i alet of people in this
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building. time for our facebook fan of the day. we say hello to michael gibson. he tells us he is spending part of his summer beating the heat while fishing in alaska. >> look the that fish. i bet it keeps getting bigger with every story. >> i wonder if he is going to eat it. >> congratulation, michael. >> or if he is going to put it on the wall. >> that is a trophy fish. >> not a catfish, is it? >> no, i don't think so. >> not in alaska.
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