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>> it's between my teeth. >> between the teeth. you got to pull your tongue back like this. [ whistling ] >> that's a secret that nobody knows about me. ♪ that's what we dishin' about good morning to you. it is friday. happy friday in spite of what may be coming this weekend. this is a live look outside and our big story, there she is, hurricane sandy live on radar, could take aim on the east coast in a major way. we are talking rain, wind and maybe even some snow in the mountains not too far from d.c. >> what a mess. hurricane sandy bashed the bahamas overnight and has killed 21 people in the
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caribbean. large scale power outages remain in cuba and jamaica right now and there are a lot of flooded roads and communities just cut off. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a quick check of our weather situation here and with the hurricane with tucker barnes. >> you sure you just want a quick check? >> you take as long as you want. >> i'm kidding. hurricane sandy is still a hurricane. we'll get appear update in about a half hour's time. -- we'll get an update in about a half hour's time. it will be interacting with a frontal system as it gets closer to our area and become what we call a hybrid. not a threat to your friday or even your saturday. this will get in here early next week. i think monday, tuesday will be
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the main time frame when we might be impacted with the leftovers of sandy. locally, let's go it our close- in radar. we are doing fine this morning. we do have some fog and mist across the area just like yesterday. you will wake one cloudy skies but later this morning into the afternoon, we should get some sunshine and high temperatures about 70 degrees. it will be monday, tuesday, time frame when we will start to be impacted. back to you at the desk. >> thank you. as you just heard, hurricane sandy is barreling through the bahamas and heading or way. >> officials in cuba say thousands of people have h. to be evacuated. fox's phil keating is in miami with more. >> reporter: hurricane candy now threatening the entire east kosovo of the united states. forecasters say it is expected to be a rare mix of a murk and a winter storm before possibly
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hitting the new york and new jersey area on tuesday. new york city's mayor says no reason to panic. >> we have opened the office emergency management situation room already and the nyc coastal storm plan was activated morning. >> reporter: officials in the northeast preparing for the storm and relying on less sops learned from last year's hurricane irene. >> you saw in irene, we didn't move a lot of people out of the seniors homes and hospitals and if necessary, we are prepared to do the same thing. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has already ripped through jamaica and cuba and now it is in the bahamas. heavy rain and strong winds damaging many homes, knocking down power lines and uprooting trees. the cuban government says more than 50,000 people evacuated before the storm made landfall. sandy also forcing officials to postpone terror-related hearings at guantanamo bay. although no deaths have been reported in could you be arc
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the storm did kill at least four people elsewhere in the caribbean. phil keating, fox news. a prim county jury find a former fbi agent guilty on all charged for killing a tamer while driving drunk. ed a ray and johnson cashed into lawrence garner's vehicle killing him and seriously injuring his friend. president obama fresh off a busy couple of days crisscrossing swing states is back at the white house today. the president is staying in town aat the present timing a national democratic committee meeting and taping a few interviews, one with mtv. mitt romney is in iowa for what his campaign is calling a major speech on the economy this afternoon. we still have plenty ahead. more weather, traffic and all
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of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. arts now. good morning. it is friday, october 26th. somewhere in there, i believe the washington monument is hanging out. kind of foggy out there to start the day for sure. we've got some things moving in as you know. hurricane sandy, we are keeping an eye on that. caused a lot of damage in cuba killing 11 people there. 10 people died in haiti and one in jamaica. there are tropical storm conditions in southeast florida this morning. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and a very busy weekend undeed. tucker barnes is here to talk about what is happening here, what is going to happen here, sandy, everything. you got it all. >> got it all. got five and a half hours to explain it. >> so get to work. >> here is the deal. we are fine today around here. we'll watch the storm.
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eastern florida is being impacted. my uncle called yesterday and he lives in southeast florida and he said no electricity. >> already. >> 40, 50-mile per hour gusts down there. that is where the main event is this morning. you can see here on our satellite-radar it remains pretty much intact. still a tropical storm, maximum winds 85 miles per hour. that makes day category one hurricane. it is going to go flu a transition here over the next 24 hours or so where it becomes what we call extra-tropical. there are a lot of question about what will happen as that process takes place. it looks like late in the weekend, early next week, monday, tuesday, will probably be prime time when we start to be impacted by the storm. it could be extremely heavy rains. we could have extreme gusty winds. we could have 50 or 60-mile an hour wind for a long period of time. that causes lots of issues with
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power outages, that kind of thing. >> it doesn't take much around here. >> i'm surprised i still have electricity this morning. let's go to the current conditions. 63 at reagan national. 62 at dulles and bwi marshall. we should burn off of the fog later this morning and be in for a decent afternoon. the fog has returned. by afternoon, about 70 degrees or so. a dry friday for you. most of tomorrow looks fine and even much. sunday should be okay. clearly, monday, tuesday, the main event. >> just don't panic yet. >> for need to panic. a lot could happen with t we'll take a closer look in just a minute. >>-- a lot could happen with it. we'll tax a closer look in -- we'll take a closer look in just a minute. >> weather officials are dubbing the storm a frankenstorm. >> hurricane sandy heading
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toward the east coast leaving people here preparing for the worst. >> reporter: in parts of florida, rough waves are already crashing on the shoreline as hurricane sandy approaching the u.s. >> we are keeping everybody out of the water. we are not putting the guard in the towers because it's little bit dangerous with the wind so we are patrolling in our trucks. >> reporter: the hurricane is expected to merge with a winter storm and blast of arctic air. weather forecasters say atlantis agood chance much of the east coast will get hit with gale force winds, heavy rain,ed intoing and maybe even snow. >> you will have lots of people affected. >> reporter: some folks in maryland are already heading to home detoe to stock occupy supplies. >> it has been a very active morning. >> looking at a generator. time to have some back-up. >> reporter: lot storm is not expected to hit until early next week, utility officials in connecticut aren't taxing any chances. >> we are having conversations
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right now with mutual assistance organizations and contractors within a two to three-day drive from here trying to ascertain that you are availability. >> reporter: some forecasters say the worst it was could be focused around new jersey and new york city. >> they were saying that new jersey has never experienced anything to this magnitude before. we are monitoring it very, very closely. >> reporter: residents on long island are taking precautions while style hoping for the best. >> an ounce of preventioning a pound of cure. when you get prepared, nothing happens. >> reporter: forecasters say the severe weather system could reach as far inland as ohio. mary ann rafferty, fox news. workers or stand high pressure by right now. pepco says they have 400 contractors ready plus an additional 150 local crews. bg & e says it has 500
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contractors ready to go. >> be sure to stay tuned to fox 5 morning news all morning long as we continue to follow hurricane sandy. you can also follow the hurricane's path online. taking a look at other local news now. a prince george's county jury finds a former fbi agent guilty on all charges for killing a tamer while driving drunk. adrian johnson is now convicted of homicide by motor vehicle. he crashed into lawrence garner's vehicle killing him and seriously injuring his best friend. >> a lot of times, the law officer gets slapped on the wrist and just gets away with t
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but this time, i'm glad that everything came out okay. >> johnson faces up to 13 years in prison. he is scheduled to be sentenced in december. though johnson's attorney says they will appeal that verdict. also in prince george's county, new charges have been filed against two men in connection with a crash that killed a police officer. in august, officer adrian morris was killed while pursuing two suspects. those suspects now face new were chas. neal has been chornlged with motor vehicle manslaughter theft and fleeing and elouding police. mitchell faces theft charges and unauthorized use of a vehicle. more fallout from an undercover video that led congressman jim moran's son to resign as his father's campaign field director. he can be heard telling someone how to cast ballots in the name of voters who rare will you
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show up at the polls. arlington police has launched an investigation. in the presidential race today, president obama is staying in d.c. the president taping some interviews and meeting democratic leader in the district. his republican challenger mitt romney heads to iowa and is preparing to give a speech on the economy this afternoon. president obama is now the first sitting u.s. president to vote before election day by the way. he cast his vote at a polling site near his chicago home. illinois one of 32 states and the district of columbia that has early voting. so we'll continue to follow that also. >> we also got a reminder to tube in for fox 5 at 6:30 every weeknight to get your political fix. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 covers the local and national races in the run-up to election day. we'll have all the day's political news. this all comes after the news
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is responsible for the content of this advertising. new in afghanistan, a suicide bomber blue himself up outside a mosque in the northern part of the country. thirty-five people were killed, another 70 were hurt. the attack happened as people were gathering to celebrate the muslim holiday. a legendary swim coach is under arrest accused of sexually abusing one of his students decades ago. rick curl was one of the cofounderers in the curl burke swim club actually 4 #-year-old woman came forward and said curl sexually abused her when she was 13. curl turned himself in and was
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released on bond and face as a preliminary hearing on a felony charge in november. -- a a 43-year-old woman came forward -- a 43-year-old woman came forward. me forward. the big story on everyone's radar this morning is hurricane sandy. she is slamming the bahamas and could hit the u.s. east coast as a superstorm. we'll get the latest coming up. >> tucker is tracking that storm and julie wright will have the latest on your traffic when we return. the time now is 4:41 on this friday.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. we hit that every day at the same time. i believe calvin the producer does that. >> we are so on time. >> we believe because it is foggy or dork or maybe both that that is the national airport. >> now, we're moving. who knows what we're looking at now. >> it is friday. we're all happy. happy that it is not raining or storming just yet. >> it is nice right now.
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>> today will be nice. tomorrow will be fine. things start to fall apart a little bit on sunday. >> sunday afternoon or -- >> sunday afternoon. and then monday, tuesday will be the main time frame. it swoant strike us as a -- it won't strike us as a hurricane. there won't be 80, 90-mile an hour winds. >> that as good. the win is what is so damaging. >> but it will be a slow moving storm. there will be potential for 6, 8, 10 inches of rain. no hurry to leave. we'll show you the latest and if i have you the latest thinking with the storm as it continues to push to the north. 63 now in washington. we were developing the fog overnight and that is happening with the cloud cover to hold these temperatures up just a little bit. it is not terribly cold out
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there but it is a little cool. 63 in quantico. let's talk today first for local weather. we'll be just fine f you look real carefully, you can see the light gray, the fog and clouds. the air is getting pushed in off the ocean and giving us that little maritime layer to start the day. -- if you look real carefully, we'll get a partly sunny afternoon with highs about 70. this front out here, you want to watch that. that will become a player in our forecast for the weekend. here is the latest with sandy. still a category one hurricane. doing a nice job of keeping itself intact. not quite as impressive with the satellite signature as yesterday but you can see it is lifting off to the north- northwest at about 13 miles per hour. it will continue to take this track for the next 24 hours or so and then things will get more interesting. i'll show you the potential
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track here as we get into the next couple of days. here is the official track by the national hurricane center. likely to undergo a transition here over the next 24 to 48 hours. it will still be the equivalent of a category one hurricane. the transition tax place as we get into the end of the weekend, early next week. -- the transition takes place as we get into the end. the weekend, early next week. i've never seen a hurricane make this path t will be interesting to see if it does so t look like a strong storm as it makes its way inland in southern portions of new jersey by sometime on monday into tuesday and this is the big issue. this is just going to batter away and it may no longer be a
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hush but we could see 50, 60- mile per hour winds sustained across the area for a long time. this is a very, very slow mover. it will kind of fill here as it falls apart just to our north. so things could be a little dicey around here to say the least by monday and tuesday. here is your forecast for today. no problems to today. early clouds and fog. sun later today. there is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. the time frame on this would be sunday afternoon into late tuesday, perhaps wednesday. we would have very windy conditions around here and the potential for extremely heavy rain as that storm system makes its way inland just north of us. julie wright has the latest on your traffic this morning. >> well, freaky friday, maybe. you never know. it is heap or close to it. right now on the roads, you will find your lanes are open. no incidents reported right now continuing northbound on 395. this is a smooth commute so far as you travel northbound in the main line and the hovs
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continuing out towards the 14th street bridge. we do have all four lanes maintained on the beltway outer loop traveling between college park and university boulevard where they had the roadwork set up for quite some time now. the inner loop, that is a different story. coming across the inbound 14th street bridge, an easy drive headed for the southeast- southwest freeway. gw parkway looks good coming south from the beltway continuing out to the key bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. a major change for the personal computer. coming up next, the most dramatic overhaul of microsoft windows in nearly two decades. >> we'll show you the new windows 8 and look at how it plans to compete with the growing tablet market as we check our consumer news.
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third quarter that. may seem like a lot but it is less than wall street expecteden apple stock price actually dropping. -- but it is less than wall street expected. the new windows 8 operating system for pcs and tablets is available to consumers today. everybody will be excited about it. >> mary ann rafferty takes a look at some of the chains people can expect. >> it really is expect exciting, exciting day. >> reporter: microsoft has launch ped its new windows 8 operating system and surface tablet. windows 8 is the most dramatic overhaul of the person computer markent et's dominant operating system in 17 years. the company says it attempts to bridge the cap between personal computers and fast-growing tabbettes with its touch enabled interface. >> we've reimagined windows and reimagined essentially the whole pc industry in addition
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to notebooks and desk tops. we introduced the pc as tablet. >> reporter: one man who does love it is dell founder and ceo, michael dell. >> i think what we have is a real reason to buy a new pc. with new features, new capabilities. >> reporter: microsoft is hoping to cut into apple's dominance in the tech market. the company has just reported a 24% spike in earnings thanks in part to sales of the iphone 5. some suggest the new microsoft system will have a mixed impact on consumers. >> it is a radical change for the operating system. so those people who don't want to have a learning curve will be resistant to it. >> it will be fast and light and snappy and all those things should overcome that initial curve. >> reporter: microsoft has not said how many apps windows # will have at the launch. it is expected to be a fraction of the more than quarter million available to ipad
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users. -- microsoft has not said how many apps windows 8 will have at the launch. >> reporter: in new york, mary ann rafferty, fox news. the detroit tiger looking to get even in the world series but could they overcome a giant obstacle. >> time for another trivia bat burgundy and gold style. >> i got some background. i think we'll be all right. >> were you just looking at my answers? >> maybe. >> we'll see how this goes. >> four down showdown coming up next. i don't spend money
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game two of the world series between the giants and
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tigers. young got one of the hits down the left field line. prince feeler tried to score from first but was flown out at the plate. oh, a little too slow. the giant win 2-0 and tax a two games to none lead. game three is in detroit tomorrow night here on fox 5. >> all right. to football now and the redskins. london fletcher's streak of playing in 231 consecutive games is in jeopardy now. fletcher missed practice for the second straight day thursday. he has been undergoing testing due to problems with his balance. and mri has revealed a plantar plate tear in the bottom of his foot. time now for this week's four down showdown. >> sunday it is the pittsburgh
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steelers as the opponent so here is lindsay murphy with more on the four down showdown. >> this is week eight of the four down showdown. representing the defense today, barry cofield. representing the offense, evan roister. >> i got some pittsburgh background. i think we'll be all right. >> were you just looking at my answers? >> maybe. >> all right. we'll see how this goes. >> first down. w its z kaly. fa is in pittsburgh and had a number one song about -- >> that razz was pretty good. >> like jeopardy. you don't have to finish the question. i buzzed in. >> 1-0 defense. second down. pittsburgh became gotham city in 2011 during the filming of
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this movie. >> dark knight. >> close. >> it is close. >> it is the dark knight what? >> the dark knight rises. >> 1-1. third down we go. this was the nickname given to the steeleers front four -- >> you are aso serious too. >> i should be ashamed not to get that one. >> i knew that. i wasn't around in the 70s either. last time i checked. >> fourth downhave to win this. name one of the two coaches on the redskins staff who have -- >> another defense question. cheating. >> danny smith. >> this is rigged. special teams, not really offense. >> this is riged? >> i'll take it. >> defense is now winning 5-2. they seem to win every week. that the all from the four down showdown owdown showdown. >> if we could just get


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