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confiscating everyone's cell phones. the news keeps coming and will thomas with the news edge at 11:00. >> we continue to follow breaking news. lance armstrong may be stropped of his seven tour de france -- stripped of his steven tour de france titles and be -- seven tour de france titles and be banned from cycling for life. >> armstrong says he has passed hundreds of drug tests and called the anti-doping agency's investigation a witch hunt. the agency claims armstrong used performance enhancing drugs during his seven tours and says blood tests from 2009 and 2010 show evidence of doping, but tonight in a statement armstrong said, "i know who won those seven tours. my teammates know who won those seven tours and everyone i competed against knows who won those seven tours.
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enough is enough." armstrong became known for those yellow live strong bands, a reminder that he overcame testicular cancer and started a foundation to support cancer research. this may not be over. armstrong says the agency does not have the authority to strip him of the titles, but the chief executive says yes, they can. another big story this thursday night as a father recovers from severe injuries after a brutal attack on capitol hill. a group of famous crime fighters hit the streets in response. the savage beating of that young father near eastern market has left many on edge. in response city officials have deployed more cops to combat the growing number of street crimes on capitol hill. fox 5's bob barnard is here with more on this. >> d.c. police say their crime fighting efforts some to be paying off with more than 40 arrests of robbery suspects in the police district that includes capitol hill in just the past two months.
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the situation on those streets has inspired others to step up as well. the neighborhoods of capitol hill are full of life, but as in other parts of the city street crimes here have been on the rise this year and as d.c. mayor vincent gray put it -- >> if people don't feel safe, then they're not safe. >> reporter: the trouble is nearly everybody seems to be distracted by a phone call, text messages or their music and it's popular personal electronics the armed thugs are after. >> those are the people that are becoming victims because the criminals know they're not paying any attention. >> reporter: john ayala is head of the guardian angels in d.c. >> the side streets are where near going to get mugged because there's less people there. >> reporter: the guardian angels now working the neighborhoods around eastern market where in the early morning darkness this past saturday a young husband and father, t.c. maslin, was severely beaten walking home after a night at
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the nats game and a late night snack with friends on pennsylvania avenue. >> obviously the situation happened up near eastern market was a horrific tragedy. >> reporter: that's why mayor gray says officials have dispatched extra police patrols to fight crime on these streets and sidewalks. >> we've had spikes before. we probably will have them again, but the important thing is to be able to respond quickly and affirmatively to bring down something so it doesn't become a chronic situation. >> reporter: yet some who live here say it's really up to us to take care of ourselves. >> you know, e your common sense. you pretty much people have a gut feeling like maybe this doesn't look too safe. go with that gut feeling. take another street. >> reporter: in the meantime capitol hill businesses are coming together to help raise money for the maslin family. >> to provide them some funds to get back on their feet and to help cover some of the medical costs. >> reporter: t.c. is still in the hospital. he is the most violent of the
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recent crimes to plague these streets. the guardian angels say if they witness a crime, they'll do something about it but are mostly walking the streets and talking to people to be a deterrent to crime one neighborhood at a time. >> let's hope it helps, thank you. we're also following developing news from prince george's county where police are still searching for the gunman who killed a 17-year-old honor student in her own bed. amber stanley was shot multiple times while others inside the home took off. let's head over now to audrey barnes with the latest on the investigation. >> neighbors say there's been a lot of increased traffic on chartsey street lately where amber stanley lived with her mother, sister and a foster child. tuesday detectives went to the home for a trouble call. they aren't releasing a lot of details about that. sources say they're actively trying to determine if there's any connection to amber's slaying. investigators say a gunman kicked in the front door of the home after 10:00 wednesday
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night, climbed the stairs and shot amber multiple times while she let in her bedful several other people in the home got out -- bed. several other people in the home got out unharmed. detectives returned to the kettering neighborhood today handing out flyers offering a $25,000 reward for information in the death of this quiet dedicated student with dreams of going to harvard to study medicine. >> she was just a friendly girl. her sister was the same way. they all were nice i mean. >> i've been here about 32 years and raised two kids here, so i'm -- it's devastating. i mean, you know, to see something that hits right home right on your street. >> reporter: grief counselors were at flowers high school today offering comfort to amber's friends. she excelled in her classes, tutored other students and was trying to start a young doctors club. anyone with information is urged to call crime solvers.
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we're putting that number on our website be with. on our website tropical storm isaac is moving closer to the east coast with a possible path that includes florida and the republican national convention. the national weather service just released its 11:00 advisory on the storm. let's get right to it with sue palka. do we have a better idea now of what we can expect? >> i think we'll have that better idea starting tomorrow. here's the reason. we had a couple aircraft in the tropical storm today sampling it and a lot of that data gathered will be fed into the computer models for a really much more accurate forecast down the road. let me show you the latest tonight. it hasn't gotten any stronger. it's still maintaining winds of 45 miles an hour and it's somewhat disorganized because there's not a well defined center. it's about 145 miles south, southeast of the west domingos.
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it will keep this tropical storm from intensifying as it goes over the islands because they're full of mountains and it's probably not going fob able to get much stronger than it is now. it's a different story when it crosses right over the tip of southwestern florida, the keys most likely, sometime early sunday morning. as we continue this track, i'm thinking tampa is probably starting to feel better about this latest track even though they remain in the cone of uncertainty, but now we have a category 1 hurricane on tuesday perilously close to new orleans and across mississippi and maybe the western pan handle of florida. that is a bit of shift in the track and those waters are very warm in the gulf of mexico. still a lot in play. florida will definitely be impacted, but anywhere in that cone which now includes most of louisiana and mississippi and alabama. they'll have to pay attention to what rings their way early next week. >> we'll talk local weather in
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a few minutes. one year ago today a rare but powerful earthquake struck our region. some of our area's most treasured buildings were damaged including the national cathedral in northwest d.c. the cathedral is in the process of rebuilding and today church leaders received some extraordinary news. fox 5's beth parker has more tonight. >> reporter: they were ringing the bell at 1:51 p.m., precisely one year after the earthquake caused $1 million damage to the cathedral. >> it took just under a century to get the pinnacles on top of this cathedral and took just under a minute to bring some of them down. >> reporter: today a major donation, a $5 million granted, from the lilly endowment of indianapolis was announced. >> it's really a gift to all americans. >> one of the things i found is when you count your blessings, it makes a lot of difference
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when you start. >> reporter: the cathedral says it's been repeatedly blessed by those who stepped up to help. eli lilly made a major donation in the 1970s. >> it is our hope that this grant from the endowment 35 years later will provide momentum to the rebuilding effort as the cathedral renews its promise to serve as a spiritual home for the nation. >> reporter: that momentum starts now with a blessing. >> through jesus christ, our lord, amen. >> reporter: with cameras clicking they raise the stone and move from stabilization to restoration. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: joe alonzo is the headstone mason. >> a year ago that 2 1/2 ton piece fell right where we're standing and sheered off, you know, all of that and yeah, is it great to start putting a piece back. >> reporter: just the beginning in terms of work and money. the total raised so far is $8
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million, but there was $20 million worth of quake damage. they are now asking for others to help, not only big donations, but small ones, too. >> if we had one major donor who said i've got a gazillion dollars. i'm going to build you a cathedral, we would have a wonderful cathedral, but we would have no heart. >> reporter: as for how long all this work will take, the folks at the cathedral say it will be about 10 years. all this work is done by hand and that time frame only fits if they're able to come up with all the money. again, $12 million needs to be raised. beth parker, fox 5 news. a gate agent was supposed to help a little boy get from florida to new york, but instead police say she helped herself to the boy's wallet, how they caught her in the act as we continue. >> check out some of the other stories on our rundown. the news edge at 11:00 for this thursday night coming right
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she broke a child's truss. police say a gate agent for jet -- trust. police say a gate agent from jetblue was supposed to help an 11-year-old boy fly from florida to new york and is now
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charged with theft. marsha henry lifted 200 bucks from the boy's wallet tucked into the pouch the boy's father gave him to wear. surveillance video caught the agent red handed. >> by looking at the video from the airport we were able to identify a suspect in this case. >> jetblue has suspended henry at least for now. the airline says it will refund the money to the boy's father. henry is due in court september 18th. expect longer lines at the airport come labor day plus a health warning for ravens fans. laura evans has tonight's fox 5 top five. >> will, some fans who attended a ravens exhibition game may have been exposed to rabies. no. 5, the state department of health says a bat landed on someone in e 500 section at the ravens/lions game last friday in baltimore. health officials believe other people may have touched the bat. authorities are asking anyone who may have come in contact with that bat to call them. no. 4, contaminated tattoo ink has
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been linked to a skin infection. four companies are being investigated. the government doesn't regulate tattooing because it's considered a cosmetic. no. 3, the fda identified an indiana farm tied to tainted canteloupe. the owner of chamberlain farms in owensville stopped distributing the canteloupes a week ago when the government discovered a possible salmonella outbreak. at least two people have died. no. 2, while drought conditions are leveling off in most states a new report shows conditions are worsening in key farming states. the weekly u.s. drought monitor map shows most of the nebraska and missouri is suffering extreme or exceptional drought and it's the same in iowa, the nation's largest corn producer. no. 1, the roads and airports may be busier this labor day. aaa says 28 million people are expected to travel for the holiday, almost a 3% increase
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from last year and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. >> sue palka has been tracking isaac all evening, kind of a mixed bag. you said earlier it's sort of keeping at 45 miles per hour, but trait dejectory is giving you cause for concern -- the trajectory is giving you cause for concern. >> you can see on a google map on port-au-prince, you can see the tents and canopies they're living under in haiti. >> i did hear someone say with hundreds of thousands of people still living in these tents that maybe this storm puts them on the map again, makes us think about the conditions they're having to live in. >> i have to admit i didn't realize there were still that many people displaced from 2010. unfortunately hurricane season is here. we'll talk more about the various tracks of the models. first a live look outside where we have a lovely evening at hand, a little warmer than last night. it shouldn't be one of those foggy nights and i think you'll
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find friday off to a really nice start. most of the day tomorrow looks pretty terrific. as mentioned, at 11:00 we got new tracks on drops isaac and i thought i'd show you -- tropical storm isaac and i thought i'd show you even this update which shows where the individual models are taking our tropical storm which has not gotten much stronger, but here's the problem. right over haiti the models take it across the coast. tomorrow night they'll go the the worst of it. it goes across the eastern coast of cuba across the florida keys according to our spaghetti models. the red line is the official hurricane center track. see how many of them have taken the lines that were all over the peninsula of florida and really shifted them to the west primarily in the gulf of mexico, still lots in play here and that cone of uncertainty runs right along the edge of partner most model and all the way into the peninsula of florida. so everybody in that area still has to watch what isaac does. that will be early next week. sentinel radar tonight, scanning rather clean.
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we aren't finding anything showing up. earlier today we had a couple showers and thunderstorms that developed along interstate 81. they pulsed up there, dropped rain and moved south. we've got a little cloud cover around as a result and, of course, if you didn't see us earlier, we're watching this area that looks like it will develop into a small weak area of low pressure and drift up the coast over the weekend bringing us primarily cooler conditions and some chances for showers over the weekend but not tonight. partly cloudy, comfortable, 68 degrees, a warm day tomorrow, maybe a pop-up thunderstorm in the afternoon, very isolated to spotty, our temperature toasty. you'll notice the 88 degrees with the south wind at 5 to 10 miles an hour. 71 at 8 a.m., by noon up to 83 degrees with sunshine, but noticeable clouds by 5:00 with a temperature of 87 especially from the district south and east as that disturbance from the carolinas starts coming up the coast. it will be warm before we get there, 88 d.c., cooler in the
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northern and western suburbs, 86 manassas and dulles, 82 martinsburg. that qualifies as warm. here's what's setting up in the atmosphere, high pressure which has been kind of ruling the roost today brought us a beautiful day. we'll begin to weaken a bit and that means spotty afternoon showers possible for us tomorrow. not a big deal. i wouldn't worry too much about it. saturday you'll notice cooler conditions. going to the redskins game saturday afternoon maybe a shower around. prepare for that possibility. feeling kind of cool out there, almost like an early october day or maybe mid-october. here's a snapshot of the weekend, 79 saturday with clouds and showers. that's considerably cooler than it has been and sunday about 82 degrees. so that's how your weekend is looking. we brighten it up for monday with a temperature of 87 and maybe a few more storms tuesday at 87 degrees. we've got lots to talk about getting excited for that redskins game coming up
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saturday. here's lindsay's sports report. this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with lindsay murphy. >> clinton portis' first carry as a redskin ended in a 64-yard touchdown and after seven seasons he finished as the franchise's second leading all time rusher. along the way he entertained with his alteregos and today a more subdued portis announced retirement. it was an emotional day. portis was drafted by the broncos and two years later traded to the skins in 2004. he played seven seasons for the burgundy and gold rushing over 1,000 yards four times. he finished with 9,923 yards and 75 touchdowns. he said good bye earlier today at an emotional press conference. >> i really wasn't expecting
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to get emotional and i gave everything that i had to this organization, to this redskin nation, to this d.c. nation and to this city and i love this city. i'll always be a part of community and it was no better way to walk away. as far as continuing my career, i knew two years ago when i had the opportunity to talk to bruce allen, mr. snyder and coach shanahan that i probably would never put on another jersey. >> on to a current running back, tim hightower is ready to see his current action against the colts last saturday. hightower will not start but expects to get a few carries behind starting running back alfred morris. >> made up in my mind that it's going to hurt. it's the going to feel 100% every single day. it's going to get better with time, but ultimately i just
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want to be out there. if i can be out there and have an opportunity to work with the team and come together for that common goal, i'm pretty confident that the rest of the stuff will take care of itself. coming up a wrap-up of the nats and braves series. stay with us.
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the nationals are back in action tomorrow in philadelphia for a three-game series again the phillies. it will be their third straight series against an nl east rival.
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last night the nat failed too complete the sweep of the second -- nats failed to complete the sweep of the second placed braves. they fell last night 5-1. they are 10-5 in the series with the braves. they wrap up their regular season meeting in atlanta september 14th through the 16th. >> i mean we gained some ground there and that's what we want to do with the series, you know. it's tough to sweep no matter who it is. you know, we showed that we played good baseball, especially in the 13 inning game the other night. it was like 12:30 the game ended. we don't stop fighting. that's for sure. the ravens hosting the jaguars in their third preseason game. the ravens first team offense looked good. 1st quarter ray rice takes it to the right side and gains 208 yards. the ravens settle for a field goal on the drive and -- 28 yards. the ravens settle for a field
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goal on the drive. the ravens take a 10-0 lead. flacco throws for 266 yards on the day. ravens win 48-17. that's asports but the news edge will be right back. good night. >> the verizon 4g lte sports desk brought to you by verizon 4g lte. only from verizon. a shareable pool of data to power up to 10 different devices. add multiple smartphones to your plan, so everyone in your family can enjoy unlimited talk and text. the first plan of its kind. share everything. get your student a samsung galaxy nexus for $99.99.
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a-a-r-p says it would undermine medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors... and experts say ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees costs more than six thousand dollars. get the facts. here's a last look at that five-day forecast. tomorrow is probably the warmest day of the next several and the weekend will have the feel of fall with some showers around. >> a little bit of rain and still isaac making news.
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