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>> ♪♪ this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, pass it is or else. president trump giving members of had us party an ultimatum. >> a live look outside. the cold air is preparing to move out and warmer air is moving in. i think we can all agree we like the sound of that. we're talking temperatures in the 60's. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm erin como. today is friday march 24th. >> all right mike thomas we have been talking about that cold air we're dealing with now so the warm air can move in. >> frosty out there this morning but most dropping back into the 30's. by the time we get to this afternoon, though, temperatures back to the 60's. good news coming your way. >> we'll talk more about that later this morning. in the news this morning if you're just waking up at 5:00 a.m. we're following de
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county where police are trying to figure out what led to a horrific shooting inside of home in waldorf. >> the shooting left two people dead including a toddler. fox5's melanie alnwick has the latest on that crime. >> reporter: good morning, guys. you can see here on westdale court a townhouse community, lots of homes very close together. about a little after 8:00 last night is when neighbors say many of them heard the gunshots and called police. >> a neighbor called her and told her what was going on because i think she knows the lady next door or lives close by and must have heard some gunshots. >> reporter: and then it was -- when police arrived here, they found that an adult male was deceased with a gun near him and it was shortly after that that they found a young female child, a toddler, a little girl also deceased.
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teenaged girl and a woman found with multiple gunshots. they were flown to the hospital and they are in critical condition. also a gun located. charles county sheriff's office saying this appears to be a domestic related incident but again, people here really just shocked and frankly kind of surprised at all the police activity. came here this morning, you would never know what horrific thing happened in this townhouse behind them. live in charles county, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> all right, melanie, thank you very much. 5:02 is the time. let's go to prince george's county where police try to answer the question who shot a man as he sat outside of a movie theater. the victim was parked in a car outside the marlow six theater. investigators tell fox5 they to the no think the shooting was random. the man was last known to be be in critical condition. we have breaking news from overnight in washington, d.c. this is a live look in the 1900 blo
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southeast. man was found shot dead here around 12:30 this morning. no word right now on any suspects that police may be looking for. >> also developing overnight, another d.c. teen missing without a trace. 16-year-old angel burrow was last seen in the 200 block of 43'd road on wednesday last seen wearing a light blue polo shirt tan plants and a yellow and pink north face jacket. finger where she's call police. -- if you know where she's call police. l.a. ronica gordon was reported missing on march 22nd. if you have any information about la ronica's whereabouts you're asked to call police as well. >> the house is expected to vote today on the republican healthcare bill. it comes as president trump tells republican leaders to get it over with no matter the outcome. a planned vote yesterday was delayed as gop leaders and if the white hous
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tried to changes to the bill that would convince moderate and conservative republicans top support it. president trump reportedly gave members an ultimatum saying he's done negotiating and that if they don't approve the bill today he's moving on to other priorities and obamacare will stay in place. >> the state department plans to approve the construction of the keystone pipeline. president trump signed an executive order for construction of keystone and the dakota access pipeline. the keystone pipeline would bring more than 800,000 barrels of oil day from canada to the u.s. thousands of people have protested work on the pipeline saying threatens water supplies infringes on native american's sacred ground. also today the d.c. council will hold a final hearing for the nomination of peter newsham as police chief. today's hearing will be held at the wilson building with more than 80 witnesses set to testify acting chief newsham will testify as well
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>> switching gears, georgetown university has parted ways with john thompson, iii. he made a run to the final four back in 2007. helped by future nba stars but it's been largely downhill since then. j.t., iii's fate was topic of discussion going 14 and the 18 losing their last six straight. >> ♪♪ >> georgetown is moving on. we're moving on as well. talking to you, mike t. >> see what you did there. >> we got to wait for this warmup and then we're good to go. >> then we're good to go all the way through the weekend which is good news here because we've been waiting for a many what weekend. the last two weekends we have been coming you to saying it's going to get colder this weekend. finally after three weeks not the case this time. warmer air moving in but not until later on this afternoon. temperatures still very chilly this morning, 36 in washington, 34 for gaithersburg so that certainly grab the jacket. you'll need at this time if you step outside this morning and through the first part of your afternoon here but then by the time we get to the seco
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coming into play here. satellite and radar showing clouds about to move in. we have clear skies out there for now but clouds will rapidly increase from west to east here and we'll also see a couple of showers come through. looks like sometime between 10 o'clock and noon today will be our best shot of just a couple of light showers. then they move out of here. we dry it out for the second half of the day and get that many whatter air in here, up..., warmer air in here. one thing i haven't mentioned yet is it will be a little bit breezy later from time to time today. be aware of that. that's a look at your forecast. let's head to erin como for a check of traffic. >> on-time traffic brought you to by toyota. >> we're taking a live look right now 95 looking really nice coming up through virginia. volume increasing, headlights coming toward us on the northbound side but from stafford all the way to dale city no major slowdowns just yet. same story on 66 by sudley road. wide opened from gainsville all the way through centreville. i'll let you know if anything else changes along 66 westbound s
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top of the beltway smooth sailing inner loop and outer loop there by new hampshire avenue. taillights on the outer loop making their way towards 270. no issues and there's a look at 270 where traffic is wide opened past montrose road. north of that point in frederick 70 to the truck scales a little bit of congestion but not enough to add any drive times yet. if you're taking metro the blue and yellow line impacted by safe track. other than that metro rail lines on time. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we'll keep you moving this friday morning. >> 5:07 is the time. coming up londoners remain defiant as isis claims responsibility for wednesday's terror attack. >> an act of arson leads to a weapons depot blowing up in flames. >> we're going to break with a live look outside. 37 degrees is the temperature. we're back in just a moment. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> 5:08 right now. new details about the deadly london terror attack. overnight british police say they arrested two more people in connection with the attack. police have identified the man who carried out the attack as 52-year-old khalid masood. they say he was british born and had a long criminal history including once being investigated for
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ties. isis has claimed responsibility. five people including the attacker were killed. among the dead, a utah man in london for his wedding anniversary. his wife way injured in the wase attack. >> a 19-year-old american israeli jewish nan custody suspected of making more than 150 bomb threats to jewish community centers across the nation including right here in our region. he was arrested in israel. his name has not been released to the public. investigators say he used advanced technology to disguise his voice and mask his location. the fbi later traction him down by his ip address. at this point police are still trying to determine a motive. thousands of people in the ukraine are under a evacuation order following a massive fire at a military arsenal. take a look at this video on the screen. facility houses large caliber artillery rounds. ukrainian officials say the fire was sparked by an act of sabotage. the arsenal is near where
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ukrainian troops are fighting with russian backed separatist. >> south korea moving closer to closure following one of its worst disasters. divers were able to raise a sunken ship. now nearly three years ago the ship sank with more than 300 people on board o mostly high school students died during that incident. several of their bodies still haven't been found in the waters. >> let's turn now to sports and the miami open in tennis. look at this. this is a visitor on the court that disrupted play. it's an iguana. the umpire tells the tennis we need to play and he said i can't concentrate with that thing sitting there. the court crew tried to catch the iguana first by its tail but then he slithers across the scoreboard gets away, runs onto the court and takes off. >> maybe he was interested by the game, he wanted to watch a tennis match. >> look at these guys. they're like really you think i'm going to play with that
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>> i would say that would be distracting to me if i was playing tennis. how about you? >> any animal in my vicinity would distract me from doing any sport. >> yeah you just want to watch it and see what's going on. >> or run from it. >> depends on what the animal is. >> new wikileaks data dump claims they've targeted apple devices for at least a decade. >> the senate pushes through a bill about internet privacy. >> as we head to break at 5:11 here's a live look across the d.c. region. time now is 5:11. it's 37 degrees. we're playing a little bit of michael jackson and guess what? mike says a warmup's on the way for the weekend. stick around. we'll be right back. >> ♪♪
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>> 5:13 is the time. we're back with a check of the top stories. all eyes on capitol hill today as the house is expected to vote on the republican healthcare bill. a planned vote yesterday was delayed as gop leaders and the white ho
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to make changes to the bill that would convince moderate and conservative republicans top support it. president trump has given lawmakers an ultimatum saying if they don't approve the bill today he's moving on to other priorities. >> the d.c. council will hold a final hearing for the nomination of pete peter as newsham aspolice chief. more than 80 witnesses will testify. acting chief newsham will also testify. >> breaking right now in charles county an accident that's injured five people, this has happened on edge road in new burg, maryland. >> we don't know how serious the injuries are but we know at least two people were flown out of that scene to the hospital we'll share updates as soon as we get them. >> in the meantime, let's switch over to mike thomas to talk about the weather. >> cold temperatures outside right now. traffic at least moving right there on the beltway wherever that shot is but, you know, cold weather here for a little while longer. >> look at all that traffic information, mike. >> he's looking up information. i was getting ready to come over and say hi to you. >> you can still do that. come here,
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>> you want a hug now, mike, friday morning hug. >> i'll get through most days without any hugs at all. we'll get through this one as well. spring warmup beginning later this afternoon. still chilly outside early this morning though with temperatures back in the 30's to start your day t36 degrees here in washington. there is a little bit of south wind at 13 miles an hour. wind chill feels like 28 degrees out there. we have clear skies for the time being but as you'll see on satellite and radar that will quickly change here as we've got clouds pushing in from the west. there we go. across west virginia throughng the panhandle of maryland as well. again, maybe a little bit of sun towards sunrise but then we cloud it over here, you could see a couple showers around late morning early afternoon. here's futurecast. by 9 o'clock showers pushing through the maryland west virginia panhandles. those will approach our region around 11 o'clock today. just some scattered very light showers, a lot of clouds with it as well. we'll get briefly windy, also. once that and front moves
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it out, get into a little bit of late day sunshine and then when we get back to the sun you'll really start to notice the difference in temperature 'cause those temperatures heading back to the 60's. want even warmer weather? you got it coming your way saturday. 70's back in the forecast. a lot of clouds. more clouds than sun for your saturday but should keep it dry all day. by the time we get to sunday, though, high pressure scoots a little farther east. that allows a frontal system to bubble back down to the south. could pop a few showers in the afternoon especially if you live north of town. that's going to be where your best chances of that is. lots of clouds once again. temperatures probably held back into the 60's on sunday but still very, very mild even for this time of year. here's your weekend forecast. should be a good one for the cherry blossoms by the way. i'll be heading down there in just about an hour or so. cloudy but warm on your saturday afternoon 75. 68 degrees on your sunday with some scattered showers around. we're heading to 62 today t once we get rid of the cold air from this morning, fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast showing spring warmth sticking around through the weekend and even into next week. we'll keep mid 70
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forecast on monday and tuesday. all right, that's a check of the forecast. let's head over to erin como now for a check of traffic. >> coming up on 5:17, keeping a close eye on the roads and we told you about that serious crash in new burg maryland p edgehill road closed at pope's creek road. there's an overturned car into an embankment. we're tracking the possibility of several injuries. fox5 will keep you updated the. as you make your way out in new burg this morning avoid edgehill road approximate serious crash investigation there as well. we'll show you some of the other things going on around the district maryland and virginia and so far so good inside the beltway we're crash flee on 50. things looking good on suitland parkway through capitol heights. no issues to south capitol this morning. in arlington we're quiet. southbound 295 taking a closer look at that. no yellow or red on our maps yet so i like those conditions for the pre5:30 a.m. commute. aside from that inbound volume building in southern maryland but not enough to cause any delays into brandywine. aside from that if you're avoiding the roads and taking the rails
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except for safe track surge 13 impacting the blue and yellow line. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we'll help you get to work on time this morning. right now at 5:18, let's take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media with our realtime news tracker. >> first up the were, wikileaks back at it again this time releasing a new set of documents claiming the cia has been spying on apple devices for roughly a decade. the the document suggests that the cia has been bugging iphones since at least 2008. >> house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes says he's sorry. democrats on the committee say nunes apologized to them for his handling of revelations of president trump's claim that obama administration wire tapped his team during the transition. democrats were upset nunes first went to the press then the white house then the press again before speaking with them about the committee about his findings. >> senate lawmakers voted to repeal historic rules covering yo
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the rules protected consumers online data from their own internet provider. this latest appeal could make it easier for broad bend companies to sell and share their customer's usage information for advertising purposes. >> scientists may have that found the fountain of youth. listen up. they have made a discovery that could lead tow a revolutionary drug that actually reverses aging. trials on mice have that found the pill repairs dna damage caused by radiation exposure or old age. nasa wants to use the new technology to protect its astronauts are from solar radiation so interesting development there. >> yeah. all right and finally no twerking, no gun signs, no props and no sexual dancing is allowed after nfl players score a touchdown. the nfl says it's producing a video to actually show players what is considered appropriate and inappropriate end zone celebrations. now the players were quick to last the nfl saying their plan is pointless.
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on one of the meetings with a football team watching those videos. >> absolutely not. [laughter] >> don't get me fired up. >> i'm just saying could you imagine that. >> talking about overreaching. we better move on. >> all right. [laughter] >> moving ton other news at 5:20, coming up on fox5 news morning, maryland lawmakers unveil a new medical marijuana proposal. >> and one social media giant believes you will begin to pay for service. >> and as we head to break, a live look, things waking up across the d.c. region. time now is 5:20. 36 degrees. we're listening to cia and we'll be right back. >> ♪♪
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>> welcome back. time right now is 5:22. leaders in maryland's general assembly are coming together in support of a plan to offer five more medical marijuana growing licenses. the plan could help more minority ow
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marijuana companies land deals. it comes following outrage where none of the 15 initial licenses to grow marijuana went to firms owned by african-americans. the plan could also help create funds to help poor patients and veterans pay for the drug. >> and do you get those annoying robo calls? i know i get a ton of them. well, you're not alone and neither am i. roughly 2.4 billion robo calls go out every month. that is a lot of phone calls. now, the fcc is proposing new rules that would allow phone companies to target and block robo calls coming from what appear to be illegitimate or unassigned phone numbers. they say many robo phone calls are fraudulent. >> if you're in the market for a new home, mortgage rates have fallen. the average rate down this week from its 2017 highs. they're now on the 4.2 percent. there's a lot of number in this script. >> i think you handled that well. >> how about this wisdom? would you pay to use twitter?
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>> no. >> the social media site may sonifer a paid version geared towards so-called power users. i would say you're a social media power user. >> is that what you would call me. >> yeah, sure. twitter said the paid service would offer enhanced features on the twitter owned app tweet deck which would help users better use and post tweets as well as keep up with twitter alerts and trends. sounds a little similar to the linked in power version where you can pay the premium for that upgraded version from i'm going to go with whatever you say because i know nothing about linked in. i'll just go with it. >> i'm curious to see if people will pay for that feature. >> okay. >> would mike thomas. >> i'm going to guess probably not. twitter is just -- they don't strike me as a pay kind of service. >> since they've offered everything for free it would be hard to go back now. >> and then ask for some and now. >> yeah, that's tough to do. cold air settling in across the region but change is on the way for this afternoon. we've got some 60's coming back. finally going to feel like spring once again and we'll keep those warm temperatures
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36 degrees your current number here in d.c. manassas at 35, winchester and dulles at 34 as well as gaithersburg. baltimore one of the only places at the freezing mark this morning. checking in at 32 degrees. let's head over and do -- let's see, you know, i'm missing my clicker. there it is. i found it. there's your satellite and radar. we've got clear skies right overhead for now but we see clouds starting to punch their way in from west to east this morning. could have a couple of showers as well. we'll have to dodge them later on today. there we are at 11:00 a.m. with a mix of clouds and sun and some showers around, 46 degrees. once those showers exit we'll start to break the clouds up a bit and get into some warmer sunshine, 55 by 2 o'clock and then by the time we get to 5 o'clock this afternoon temperatures finally topping out in the lower 60's and even warmer weather in store as we get towards your weekend. details on that coming your way in just a bit. there's a quick look at daytime highs. 62 here in washington, 58 for quantico, 63 for fredericksburg, up to 64 in winchester and martinsburg. should be a
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once we get past the showers. that's a check of the forecast. over to erin como now for a look at traffic. >> 5:26 you'll want to grab that umbrella for the afternoon. right now we're tracking breaking news out of new burg maryland. there's an overturned car into the embankment there as well as reports of several people injured at the scene. so, please use caution around that area and any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. gathering more information on that serious crash here on fox5 news morning and we'll bring it to you as soon as it becomes available but we do know a serious crash at that location. aside from that, a lot of green on the map. we're seeing no issues on the beltway. let's hop outside and take a live look around the dmv and show you how things are cruising. right now 95 not dealing with any problems on the northbound side s headlights making their way toward newington this morning. south of that point in stafford a little bit of congestion building. moving over to 66 right now this is a live look out by sudley road. taillights head toward 28. the good news is from
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gainsville to the beltway you are dealing with very quiet conditions. no congestion delays just yet and you're also crash free. same story on the top of the beltway there as you make your way past new hampshire avenue. metro is on time except for safe track. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. >> all right, coming up on fox5 news morning, d.c. lawmakers get ready to make a final decision on the city's next police chief. >> metro riders get ready. you're soon going to have to pay more to get a ride. >> as we head to break right now, live look outside across the dmv, 5:27 is the time, 36 is the temperature. we're back in a moment. >> ♪♪
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>> pass it or else? president trump is giving members of his own party an ultimatum regarding the plan to repeal obamacare. high school rape investigation, a defense attorney for a teenager accused of rape says the act was consentual. america's gaming obsession coming to a television near you. fox5 news morning starts right now. >> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> good morning, i'm wisdom martin. >> and i'm allison seymour. today is friday. it's march 24th. >> all right. mike thomas and erin como are here. mike give us a little tease about the weather. >> a little chill in the atmosphere as you head out the door this morning but by this afternoon spring will
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the flowers will that emergency room and so will the cherry blossoms. details on your weekend forecast in a bit. erin. >> we're also tracking a serious crash in new burg maryland out of charles county. we'll keep you updated and help you steer clear of it. >> thanks both of you. breaking news right now at 5:30. more information on the accident that erin just mentioned. five people hurt in a crash in charles county. now this happened just about an hour ago on edgehill road in new burg. the five were all in the same vhicle which reportedly overturned as it went down an embankment. all five were and hurt with at least two people flown to the hospital. >> breaking news from woodbridge, virginia. prince william county firefighters on the scene of a house fire near there. the 11,000 block of ram rod road. the house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived just after 2:30 this morning. a family of seven got out of that home safely is. one adult, two children taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. however, the family dog still missing. >> our other big story this morning, searching for answers
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a maryland home that left two people dead including a toddler. >> two other people were also shot and are in critical condition. fox5's melanie alnwick is live in waldorf with the latest now. mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys. yeah, and so apparently, you know, you see all these townhomes here very close together in what is called coventry manor here in waldorf, maryland, and apparently when this happened, many, many neighbors heard the gunshots and called 911. when charles county police arrived here on the scene, we're talking about this third townhouse right here, when they arrived and began investigating what was going on, they found inside a young girl, a toddler, dead from a and gunshot wound and then a man also inside dead from a gunshot wound as well. a woman and a teenaged girl also dead from gunshot wounds. the teenaged girl and the mother -- excuse me did survive. they had gunshot wounds, multiple gunshot
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they were flown to the hospital but they are in very, very critical condition at this hour. police also say that next to the man they found a gun and so they are telling us at this point that they believe that this is a domestic related incident but still a lot of questions here surrounding what exactly happened. they're not forthcoming withly a lot of information here in terms of identification of the man or the toddler but again, we do believe that they are all in the same family. we're still trying to get a little bit of information but neighbors here terribly distressed and hoping that perhaps they can get a little bit more information and also hoping that the woman and the teenaged girl can manage to survive. live in waldorf. i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> 5:33 right now. let's turn to politics its decision day on capitol hill. the house expected to vote on the republican healthcare bill. it comes as president donald trump tells republican leaders to g
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the outcome. planned vote yesterday was delayed as gop leaders and the white house desperately tried to make changes to the bill that would convince moderate and conservative republicans to support it. president trump reportedly gave members an ultimatum saying he's done negotiating and that if they don't approve the bill today he's moving on to other priorities and obamacare will stay in place. >> today the state department plans to approve the permit needed to proceed with construction of the keystone pipeline. keystone pipeline would bring more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day from canada to the united states. also today, the d.c. council will hold a final hearing for the nomination of peter newsham as police chief. more than 80 witnesses are set to testify including acting chief newsham. >> well, sorry folks i have bad news for metro riders. come summer you'll be paying more for less service. in july rail fares will go up by 10 to 25 cents. bus fares up by a quarter. during rush hour trains will arrive at stations every eight minutes throughout most of the system and
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will be eliminated. the the changes are expected to help metro save an estimated $29 million. >> ♪ >> all right. we need to head over to mike thomas now because allison, we know it's cold outside. >> it feels super cold. >> yeah but mike thomas says it's going to change. >> when, mike, when? >> today is your day. >> i'm sorry, i didn't mean to -- >> i'm excited about it, too. we need some warm air. >> yeah, we do. >> let's go straight to it. it is cold as you step outside this morning. it is 36 but it feels like 28. that is not wisdom martin weather at all this morning. especially some wind out of the south but the point being the wind is out of the south and that means warmer air on the way as we head into the latter part of the afternoon today. we'll have to dodge a couple late morning showers. best chance of that sometime between 10:00 a.m. and noon. then those move on and we get into the warmer air. 62 later today. chilly air moving out, 60's and 70's moving in. yes, 70's for the weekend. in packet by saturday pushing mid
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able to break into enough sunshine. here's your weekending forecast. should be a good one for the cherry blossoms or what's left of them. cloudy but warm on saturday. 75 degrees. if we get a little more sun we could be warmer than that. scattered showers on sunday. that will keep us cooler. 68 degrees. not an all day washout on sunday just kind of one or two showers you'll have to dodge. that's a check of the forecast. erin como is back with a look >> happening right now the outer loop is at a standstill. this is out by colesville road. left lane blocked by a big crash scene. traffic parked as they try to merge into those right lanes to get through. this is starting to back up traffic for a few miles. so, as you make your way through college park this morning, give yourself at least 15 extra minutes. right now it could cause some bigger delays as more folks hit the road now that we've passed that 5:30 half hour. let's move to our maps and other news we have been telling you about. newburg maryland edgehill road closed at pope's creek road. we'll
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several injuries involved in an overturned vehicle crash, into an embankment. we'll keep you updated. we're also dealing with a crash in woodbridge, 95 northbound, it's at prince william parkway in the express lanes. not causing in it major -- any major delays yet. if we can take another look at our cameras i can show you a view of that crash scene. if not, i can tell you it's not causing any major slowdowns yet but you can see a pump of the brakes as more folks hit the road. if you want to take the rails and skip the roads metro is on time except for safe track surge 13 impacting the blue and yellow lines. allison and wisdom. >> coming up, new research suggests your genetics are the biggest factor into who does and does not get cancer. >> ♪ >> the federal government issues a new ruling on d.c.'s trump hotel. >> as we head to break here's a live look outside across the dmv. the time right now is
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space missions. the next step tom test all four engines at once. that test will take place before the agency launches a test mission sometime in 2018. >> president donald trump has been cleared of any questions surrounding his lease of trump hotel in northwest d.c. some raise concerns over whether the lease of the old post office building violated an agreement that prohibits government officials from profiting from the lease. the general services administration says president trump did not violate those terms because the president handed over control of his businesses to his sons before the inauguration. >> howard university students will have the chance at the ultimate internship with google. it's all part of a program to diversify silicon valley's tech sector. 30 howard juniors and seniors will head out west to spend 12 weeks at google this summer. they'll receive instruction from senior google engineer and howard faculty for course credit. google says it wants to expand the program to include other
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universities. >> looks like i have to start my letter writing campaign. come on hampton. >> yeah you do. >> a north carolina woman becomes the first in the country to use laughing gas during her delivery. >> one of the country's most addictive downloadable video games is coming to a tv near you. >> and as we take you to the break giving you a live look across the d.c. region. time right now 5:42. it is 36 degrees outside. don't worry, a warmup is on the way. fox5 news morning back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> hm. when i see that mgm, the national harbor, this song comes to mind. >> is that right? i thought you were going to say money. >> the whole experience. >> well, you know -- >> i just want to roll up in a faux fur, shades, diamonds. >> and throw some money around. >> and throw some money around. >> this is one of my favorite songs. >> really. >> wait a minute allison. did you hear what he said, were you ever his favorite songs growing up. >> i had already had my second job. i know. it's okay. [laughter] >> i was fired twice by then. >> but you do you, mike thomas. >> i try. >> yes: i love it. is this when he does a little bob. he through it. >> he switches through it. >> i can't do the bob every day t sometimes i get a headache. >> right. >> so we got to keep the bob a little
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morning. reagan national yesterday 48 degrees. in fact, 48 across-the-board at all the major airports. highs normally up to 50 this time of year so about 10 degrees plus below normal yesterday. good news is by this afternoon we should be above normal. few showers though as the milder air starts to return later this morning. best chance of that between 10:00 a.m. and noon. 70's finally back in the forecast as we head into your saturday. sunday we bubble down a bit and could have a little bit of unsettled weather during the afternoon hours with showers back in the forecast. that unsettled wetterling guess into next week as well but we'll keep the spring feel around much temperature into the mid 70's monday and tuesday is the way things stand right now. again, not quite having that mild feel just yet. 36 your currents number here in d.c. it's only 34 in gaithersburg as well as westminster, baltimore is at 32. dulles at 34. quantico 37. fredericksburg good morning to you, it is 33 degrees at this hour so still jacket weather out there for your friday morning. we are tracking some
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edge of the warmer air mass that's going to be working its way into our region later on this afternoon so first we'll kind of have to watch that and see if we don't get a couple showers right around 10, 11 o'clock hour will be the best chance of that. few and far between, very light and they get out of here pretty quickly. from46 degrees by 2 o'clock. by 5 o'clock this evening, temperatures making their way finally back into the 60's. all right, your weekend forecast looks pretty good. nice surge of southern warmth on saturday with temperatures getting into the low to mid 70's across the region. sunday this front that will be stalled out pretty far to the north tomorrow kind of bubbles its way back on sunday. that will give us the cha and for a few showers, more clouds than anything and that should hold temperatures down into the 60's for most of us so your of weekend forecast should be a good one if you're heading do unto see the blossoms, i'm going to see them this morning, i think your best day to see them will be saturday. mostly cloudy skies but very warm with temperatures topping out about 75 degrees here in washington. for your sunday
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scattered showers, 68 degrees. all things considered not all that bad. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, 621 more time today. watch out for a few showers late morning early afternoon. spring feel is back. 68 sunday and we keep mid 70's around both monday and tuesday. maybe some thunderstorms tuesday afternoon and that brings us down a little bit back to the 60's wednesday and thursday but so far so good. looks like that spring feel is here to stay for a little while. erin como is back with traffic this morning. >> that's right, and lots going on right now, mike. 5:48. look behind me. really nasty scene. huge crash scene. traffic is parked as it tries to merge into those right lanes. traffic backed up towards 95 right now so please allow for about 20 extra minutes to pass through that. a lot of volume starting to pick up. let's move over to a look in virginia right now. two separate crash scenes. 95 northbound at prince william parkway in the through lanes we also have an ex
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causing a lot of extra volume as you make your way up past prince william parkway. traffic is at a crawl for a few miles leading towards prince william parkway. let's take a look at our maps. aside from those crashes on 95 as well as the beltway, newburg maryland out in charles county big crash scene with several serious injuries reported edgehill road remains closed at pope's creek road. an overturned car involved in crash down in the embankment. we'll keep you updated on that crash here on fox5 news morning. aside from that as you make your way out, keep in mind we're going to he coo you keep u updated on those downtown commuting routes routes. single tracking on the blue and yellow line between huntington/van dorn as well as braddock road. no metro slowdowns. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you guys. >> all right, time now is 5:49. let's talk health news now and your chances of being diagnosed with cancer could all boil down to bad luck. scientists say two-thirds of the gene mutations that cause cancer are the result
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random dna mutation errors. some experts now say many cancer diagnoes are not influenced by the environment bad habits or hereditary factors instead it's due to errors in gene mutations that occur during normal cell division. >> we have an update now on a man captured 45 years after he went a wolf from the air force. this is staff sergeant lindley lindbergh a picture from when he was enlisted back in the 60's and a picture of what he looks like now. merion county deputies took lindbergh into custody at a retirement community in ocala. he had been living under the name of william robertson there. he's being held at mcdill air force base where he'll be court-martial on charges of desertion. >> 5:50 is the time. let's take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on associate with our realtime news tracker. >> showdown over on the future of the supreme court. democrats say they will use filibuster to delay judge neil gorsuch's path to becoming a supreme court justice. they believe he's a threat to civil
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evasive during his hearings. whatever the objections republicans who control the senate are expected to ensure that president trump's pick reaches the bench next month. >> also this morning, this photo is causing some controversy. a group of male lawmakers discussing healthcare but no women are in sight. on the thing that lawmakers were discussing, was one of the things that they were discussing was whether to the new new bill should mandate health insurance plans provide essential benefits including maternity services. many people took to twitter upset that a woman is not seen at the table discussing healthcare. president trump's social media director was yes ick to respond to the criticism byond y photo of the president and his vice president negotiating the healthcare bill. >> female friendly version. what would that -- okay. a judge has ruled that dominion's coal ash site is polluting virginia water. the judge found arsenic is illegally flowing from one of dominion's coal ash sites. despite the findings he
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>> state of utah's the governor signed a bill giving the state the strictest dui threshold in the country it. lowered on the limit to 0.05 from zero and .08. the governor says the legislation will save lives m people aren't happy with the new law and held a rally outside of the utah state capitol. >> you know who will keep a job. >> who is that. >> mario help pez. >> he gets his work on. >> he's returning to prime time. he'll host candy crush. if you played all the time that is the same thing. the new game show based on the popular fame most everybody plays on their phone except me and wisdom, candy crush. >> never played it. >> never wanted to. >> never had any interest. >> never got the time. >> i guess it's not for us. >> no, its for everybody else. >> ly right, right. >> so, play on. >> all right. 5:52 is the time right now. this weekend in los angeles fans can finally pay their respects to hollywood icons debbie reynolds and carrie fisher. itom
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died just days apart. carry's brother todd fisher is holding the public service at the forest lawn memorial park where the two stars were buried together. there is own orange line seating for about a thousand people and it's first come first serve for the seating. the event will also be streamed live on debbie >> different kind of love story there right. >> absolutely. >> there's a new option for moms to be at hospitals in greensboro north carolina. instead of using an epidural they can use laughing guess to help them get through the surgery -- excuse me therefore. anther plus for the laughing gas it doesn't cost families anything. is iis it effective. >> it was just enough to take her over the hump of that labor to get her to be able to have a baby. >> experts say another consideration for moms is that an epidural's effects can last for hours while
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oxide dissipates quickly. >> can dads get that too? can we make it a joint thing. >> that is hilarious. >> if it doesn't cost a thing why not. >> we'll both be in there oh, yeah this is so funny. >> well, maybe you shouldn't do that. >> probably not. all right. moving on. >> you'll hear about it later. >> escape from mundane reality and blast off to a realm of imagination for this week's fox beat free friday. enter to see a never before seen circus experience that's true techntruly out of this wor. >> one viewer could win a vip prize packet including four tickets to the ringling brother circus april 1st at the verizon center. it has a retail value of $400 provided by feld entertainment. go to fox5 d.c.'s facebook page starting now through 11:59 p.m. and enter for your chance to win. one winner selected by random drawing on march 27. all entrants must be 18 or older. complete rules available at and you know this is the las
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for the ringling brothers show. >> it's over. >> uh-huh. >> all righty. it is six minutes now before the hour. time to say hello to our facebook fan of the day t hello oh sylvia thomas. hello honey. sylvia was nominated by her daughter karen and she turns 65 years young today. >> all right. happy birthday. karen says she and sylvia both love fox5 news and start and end the day with us so thank you for the loyalty. we appreciate that. enjoy your birthday sylvia. hope it's the best birthday so far. you better work, you better work with that jacket on sylvia. >> i heard you guys reported on a fountain of youth you guys. she's found it. maybe it's us. >> we need some laughing gas before we do the news. if you would like to be the fan of the day post a picture below sylvia's. >> love it. >> happy birthday sylvia. >> yes. >> how about warmer temperatures for sylvia's birthday. >> that's perfect. >> let's do it. let's bring it into the weekend. satellite and radar showing one little hiccup we have to get through and that's maybe abcouple showers
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best chance of that between 10:00 a.m. and this afternoon today. bus stop forecast should be fine for the kids just on the chilly side. 29 top 39 degrees. pack a jacket this morning. after school temperatures a little bit better. 56 to 64 degrees, mix of clouds and sunshine through the afternoon hours once we get those showers through here. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast time, isolated morning shower today, 62 degrees. ly later on this afternoon then the cold air is out and and saturday 75. sunday 68 degrees. watch out for a couple of showers sunday, monday, tuesday but look at the warm weather sticking around. mid 70's even next monday and tuesday. all right, that's a check of the forecast. erin como is back with a look at your roads. >> that's right. 5:56. just updating the maps and trying to take a look at all the cameras. huge crash on the outer loop blocking two left lanes right now. this is right at colesville road. traffic is completely parked new hampshire avenue and you back up to 95. right now you intoed about 15 to 20 extra minutes to merge carefully into those right lanes so please have patience there. in
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rubberneck. 95 northbound at prince william parkway two crashes. this one in the local lanes, another one in the express lanes. we're seeing big delays back to dale city. we also have a serious crash in newburg maryland out in charles county. keep it to fox5 news morning. we're going to help you steer clear of all those problem areas this friday morning. >> ♪ isn't that >> ♪♪ isn't that >> ♪
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charles county community left shaken up after four people were found shot inside of a home including a toddler who did not survive. we're live on the scene with what police are saying about this horrific crime. >> plus, it is decision day after a vote on healthcare postponed yesterday. a new ultimatum from the president. pass the bill today. otherwise the affordable care act is here to stay. >> live look outside on this friday morning, it's march 24th a weekend warmup is on the way. weather and traffic coming up on the 5's at 6:05. good friday everybody. i'm allison seymour. >> and i'm steve chenevey. welcome to fox5 news morning. >> first if up police trying to piece together what led to a horrific shooting inside of a home in waldorf. >> the shooting left two people dead including a toddler. melanie alnwick live in waldorf with the latest this morning. mel. >> reporter: well, steve anda allison for much of the night investigators were trying to put together the piece to try to figure out how and why all


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