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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning alexandria congressional shootings. louisiana congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition as doctors say additional surgeries are needed. >> increased security. the shootings lead to new calls for more security for lawmakers around the country. >> too harsh. convicted d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo wants a judge to reconsider his life sentence in the wake of a ruling from the supreme court. >> live look outside. today will be noticeably cooler than every day this week. we'll feel some warm air but it will not be the scorcher we've had in days past. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> enjoy the brief respite. i'm holly morris. so glad you're with us on this thursday june 15th. >> mike is going to talk about our weather,
mike let's start with you. >> noticeably less humid to today. >> if you're just waking up now at 5:01 we want to get you the latest on the shooting at a republican baseball practice in alexandria. this morning four of the victims remain in the hospital. congressman steve scalise who was shot in the hip remains in critical condition. doctors say he has several more surgeries ahead of him. also recovering congressional aide zachary barth lobbyist matt mika shot in the chest. he was one of the most seriously injured. two capitol police officers were also hurt, officer crystal griner was shot in the ankle. officer david bailey was injured but is recovering at home. both he and griner are expected to be okay. they are credited with saving sg baseball field. >> back to
for a moment. president trump and the first lady visited scalise and his family last night at washington hospital center. this is video of the first couple speaking with doctors last night t after the visit the president tweeted just left hospital. representative steve scalise one of the truly great people is in very tough shape but he is a real fighter. pray for steve. >> we do that continue to learn more about the gunman now. >> this is a law enforcement -- this is as law enforcement agencies i should say continue to have a hold on the alexandria neighborhood where the shooting happened. our melanie alnwick back in the neighborhood this morning. how's it feel there this morning, mel? >> reporter: hey, good morning. still quiet here today. almost somber. you can see the field itself simpson field is still cordoned off with crime tape. we are understanding from the community of dog walkers and people who use the dog park here that this has been used by -- they've shared this field with the congressional baseball team for 10 summers, i
well known in the community that the republican lawmakers would be out here, that they come out here on a regular basis every summer to prepare for their charity baseball event. now, last night the community here, they decided to rally together. it started just as a couple of messages going around on e-mail and grew literally to hundreds of people. they brought out the dogs, the kids, families, all taking a walk together they said to push back against what they felt was such a deep sadness after the events of yesterday. we also want to talk a little bit more about the gunman. we know that the fbi is now investigating james hodgkinson's social media presence and his motives. investigators believe he had been living out of his car near the area of east monroe street in alexandria since march. we don't yet know why he left illinois. his facebook page says he worked as a home inspector. he was also active on anti-republican sites. associated press reports he
resisting police and drunken driving in the 90's and an an arrest for battery in 2006. his hometown newspaper said he had written in several times angry about republicans and tax policies. it shocked people in the community of alexandria. a neighborhood bar employee said he came in often talked about golf and real estate but not politics or guns. former alexandria mayor bill yule said he would see him often at the ymca working on his laptop and heard that he was actually at the ymca wednesday morning but left shortly before the shooting. also want to let you know today that the fbi is still looking for information on james hodgkinson. they've put out a flier, it looks like a wanted poster but it really is that they're wanting information on him and telling everyone if they know this guy, have had any contact with him, either here in alexandria or really anywhere around the country to please contact the fbi washito
fbi office. live in alexandria, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> thanks, mel. meanwhile capitol police are investigating a threatening e-mail sent to gop congresswoman claudia tenney from new york shortly after yesterday's shooting. she says the e-mail said "one down, 216 to go." while there are 238 republicans in the house 216 represents the number of seats required to have a majority. >> 2017 congressional baseball game will be held tonight as planned. it's scheduled to begin at 7 o'clock. if you plan on attending expect increased security in and around nats park. the game has raised more than half a million dollars for the boys and girls club of greater washington. >> ♪ >> 5:05 on this thursday morning. mike thomas, our weather looking a lot better. >> yeah, feeling a lot better as well outside as you get your day started. not nearly as humid, not henearly as heavy as
several days. satellite and radar showing we're off to a mix of clouds and sun out there and that will be the case through much of the day today. temperatures have come down a bit. they're not terribly colder than they were yesterday. again, the main difference you'll feel is in the humidity value. 73 in washington, 67 at gaithersburg right now. 70 for both frederick and westminster. 69 degrees this morning in fredericksburg. good morning, leonardtown you're one of the cooler spots at 64. here's you remember forecast for the day today in d.c., 85 degrees later this afternoon. an east wind will keep clouds coming from time to time. showers are possible if you live west kind of i-81 corridor and then off to the west of there and then south of 66 as well today you could see a shower but here d.c. and baltimore i think they keep it dry through the afternoon. all right, that's a first look at your forecast. over to erin como for a check of your traffic. >> visit buy a toyota.com for special offers. >> 5:06 right now f live look on 295 in the district where things are waking up.
southbound side of 295 a little bit of brake lights as you head towards pennsylvania avenue. not terrible northbound side. light volume down to the beltway. quiet on the 11th street bridge. things are also looking really nice as you make your way out on 95 northbound. volume definitely picking up through dale city. also south of that point between fredericksburg and stafford but again not enough to cause any major slowdowns. same story 270 southbound. building by 109 into clarksburg and also here by shady grove. again traffic still at speed to the beltway. same story on the top of the beltway and we're also looking good right now through annandale. problem free on the inner loop across the legion bridge. let's take a look at our maps. we're just seeing so much green right now. we really do like that this time of morning. things on 50 looking good through bowie. problem free on our secondaries in arlington. more traffic in a few. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. maureen and holly. >> erin thank you. coming up on fox5 news morning british prime minister theresa may promising a full investigation into the cause of the london highrise fire. >> intelligence analysts say they now know who is responsible for
against russia. senators voted 97 top two on wednesday to take the sanctions imposed by the obama administration and write them into law. congress would then have a say should president trump try to lift them. the sanctions were intended to be a punishment for russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 u.s. elections. >> 12 members of turkey's president detail are facing charges here in the u.s. they're accused of attacking protesters outside of the ambassador's residence when he visited last month. police say arrest warrants have been issued all of the suspects are believed to be in turkey and are now wanted here in the u.s. >> london's fire commissioner says it will be a miracle if any survivors are found in the highrise apartment building which burned yesterday. 12 people were killed. that number is expected to go up as firefighters search the building. 74 people were injured including 18 in critical condition. reports claim residents had been warning of fire hazards at the apartment for more than a year now. the property underwent a
last year but some believe those changes were only cosmetic. >> the gunman who killed three men at a ups facility in san francisco has been identified. sources say he is 38-year-old jimmy lam. two others were hurt in the shooting. lam was wearing a ups uniform when he entered the facility but investigators haven't figured out if he is an employee. sources say he had a history of mental illness. the motive for the shooting unclear. >> the nsa has linked a computer virus that infected more than 300,000 people in about 150 countries to the north korean government. the virus was called the want to cry computer worm. it would encrypt data and then demanded ransom to restore access. >> canceled and delayed flights are on the rise and so are passenger complaints. according to new numbers in the department of transportation. the rate of canceled flights nearly doubled in april compared to the same month in 2016. complaints rose 70 percent. although only a few of the millio
an actual protest. >> less than a week after his passing the city of los angeles will honor batman actor adam west. tonight the bat signal will be lit over the city. west died after a battle with leukemia. the 88-year-old is best known for his portrayal of batman in the 1960's series. >> coming you up, nasa planning to send astronauts to the bottom of the atlantic ocean. >> and robots and automation are just a few years away from changing your experience at fast food restaurants. wow. >> look at that. >> ♪ >> like the jetsons. >> right. >> let's head to break now. little two princes. i love this. live look across the d.c. region. 5:11 is our time right now, 73 degrees. fox5 news morning back right after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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following yesterday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in alexandria. president trump visited scalise at the hospital last night. three others were also shot. the good and man james t. hodgkinson from illinois was shot and killed by police. tonight's annual congressional baseball game will go on as scheduled. >> four people are dead including a gunman after an employee opened fire at a ups packaging facility in san francisco. the employee has been identified as jimmy lam. police say he opened fire on his coworkers just before the drivers were sent out on their daily deliveries. san francisco police say when they approached lam he shot and killed himself. >> special counsel looking into russia's interference in the 2016 election is investigating whether president trump tried to obstruct justice that is according to the washington post. the post article says the current heads of national intelligence and the national security agency are meeting with robert muller next week. the report also says investigators have been looking into possible financial crimes committed by trump
>> felony manslaughter charges have been filed in the flint water crisis. nick lion was charged with involuntary manslaughter as part of the investigation. prosecutor say lyon knew about serious health issues connected to the water problem but failed to alert the public which led to the death of an 85-year-old man. >> ♪ >> looking outside on this thursday morning, traffic looking pretty good. it's not looking as heavy as it has been the last couple days, all the humidity hopefully we're turning the curve on that, mike thomas. >> yeah, but you know, we can only do it for so long. it is june. >> it's going to curve back around. >> humidity will still be there just not nearly as bad as it was the past couple of days. temperatures will be down a little bit from the 90's that we had. i think we had either four or five days in a row of 90-degree temperatures. that will break this afternoon. we'll have temperatures in the 80's. take a look at temperatures outside right now. 73 still a mild start to the day. again, as
not as humid which feels rather comfortable. 72 dulles, 70 manassas, 73 for quantico. culpeper 69 degrees. winchester good morning, 64 degrees for you, 68 martinsburg, 70 for frederick. satellite and radar showing nothing too much going on locally. we have some clouds out there and we'll have on and off cloud cover with an eary easterly wind. as we head through the day today we could get some showers later on this evening locally here in d.c. but most of the daytime hours look to be dry. 80's generally the forecast for the day today. high pressure sliding off to the north will push in an east wind. those who live out to the west i-81 to the mountains you could see some showers maybe even a couple rumbles of thunder later this afternoon. near d.c., baltimore, i believe we keep it dry once again through most of those afternoon hours. 85 degrees your daytime high today right near our seasonal average. it will be a
afternoon with showers possible to the west as i just mentioned. later tonight that's when shower chances return to d.c. and it's late evening, like after 10 o'clock this evening is when our best chance of showers will be locally. other than that, just mostly cloudy skies and again mild temperatures, only down into the 70's during those overnight hours. take a look at your fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, we'll do 85 again tomorrow t it looks dry for zip trip in the morning but could be some thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. heading into the weekend a little bit more sunshine but that brings heat and humidity back into the forecast. 88 degrees on saturday. by sunday 90's are back. 92 degrees for dad on father's day. maybe some thunderstorms on the stronger side rumbling through on monday before we clear it out tuesday and wednesday. all right, that's a check of your forecast. erin is back for traffic this morning. >> yes, and 5:17 right now. this is the last day of safe track surge 15 so after today, a break for our orange line commuters. no trains, last day of it between new carrollton and stadium-armory. shuttle service is available. closed stations remain today new carrollton minnesota avenue but that express
line is still in place at several of the stations. keep in mind starting june 17th through the 25th so tomorrow will be -- we're going to start with this red line stuff. it will start -- excuse me friday we have a break and then saturday we start with the red line final surge. closed stations shady grove and rockville free shuttle buses between shady grove and twinbrook. this is going to put a damper for next week especially as we gear up for monday. so just use that caution, give yourself extra time to get through that red line delay. other than that this morning thursday morning roads are really quiet. we're problem free in lanham. looking nice in upper marlboro. as you make your way out to five at the 301 split and on 210 in fort washington, love what we're seeing top of the beltway, no problems through colesville on 29. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. holly and maureen. >> thanks erin. it is 5:18 right now. time for us to take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media using our realtime news tracker. >> first up on what's
the sea. a crew is set to embark on a 10 day mission to the bottom of the atlantic ocean. the crew will simulate the weight lessness of space walks while conducting marine research. >> the soup company inspired by seinfeld's soup nazi character has filed for bankruptcy. soup man inc. is based in new york and sells soups made from the recipes of a yagani. >> looks like your hamburgers will be made by robots in the near future at food chains much the robots can slice grille assemble and bag 400 burgers in one hour. momentum machines first unveiled their the machines in 2012. now they've secured $18 million in venture funding. >> they don't talk back. >> no. >> for pride month skittles removed its rainbow from its packaging and made it white.
meaning the lgbtq rainbow. many people aren't happy with the packaging saying it is racist. >> ♪ >> finally woman spotted this sign outside of a michigan car dealership. the sign reads please don't give anything to this panhandler. please donate to the a more worthy cause. the woman took a picture of the sign, posted it online. of course it's gone viral. >> how is his benefits package. [laughter] questions you have to ask. [laughter] >> come on now. coming up on fox5 news morning, apple looking to expand its reach to the auto industry. >> and a popular breakfast cereal is offering you a chance to wear cereal on your face. >> got my attention. as we head to break a live look across the d.c. region. it is 5:20 and 73 degrees. backstreet boys. >> yes. >> this is my jam.
. >> time is 5:23. apple ceo tim cook has confirmed apple's plan for a self-driving car. apple has long been rumored to be researching self driving cars as part of an initiative called project titan. cook didn't elaborate on details of project. he was also unsure whether apple would build its own self driving cars or share the technology. >> tesla's model x is now considered the safest suv on the road. it's the first suv ever to earn an nhtsa five star safety rating. the model has the lowest probability of injury of any suv tested in the agency's history. it scored
impact side impact rollover and overall safety. tesla credits its low center of gravity. >> it is the grand opening of a new grocery chain -- grocery chain that is here in the u.s. the. it's the german store lidle. 20 stores are opening in virginia north carolina and south carolina. several grand opening activities like product sampling games and prizes will take place. the discount super market chain plans to open another 80 u.s. stores within a year. >> how about this? you can enjoy your fruit loops in milk or enjoy them on your face. kellogs created a line of designer sunglasses based on their fruit tea cereal. the limited edition collection, you can even mix and match the frames and arms to make it really look like you just buried your face in a bowl of fruit loops. >> hm. >> why?
>> hm. >> nope. >> ♪ >> things that make you go hm. >> hm. >> in the going to be a top seller. >> i know. >> mike's intrigued. >> all three of us are on the same page with regard to that story. >> it's been done before. fruit loop ones is the dollar store. >> exactly. >> you're right. >> he's right. >> but fruit loops are delicious. >> no, i'm not discounting the cereal. i'm all about the cereal with or without milk. >> without milk is almost better. >> really. >> it's delicious. >> delicious cooler weather, we'll thick. >> what's the difference between that and at the fruity pebbles. >> well, one are loops and one are pebbles. >> but the taste, though. >> mike i'll take care of it. you do the weather. >> we'll get back to this fruit loops fruity pebbles controversy. 73 degrees, which is much more comfortable than yesterday. not as much moisture in the atmosphere. clouds moved in overnight, high and thin variety once again. we'll have some sun today but
hours they'll kind of mix in with clouds from time to time. here's your planner through the day. mix of clouds and sun all day long by 5 o'clock, 84 degrees. it will be a much more comfortable afternoon. all right, that's a check of the forecast. erin is back with traffic. fruit loops or fruity pebbles. >> fruit loops and i would wear those sunglasses. they look pretty cool to me. i like the frames. they're mao bright. they look like 90's fashion is back. 50 through several looking good 202 to 295 light volume. flowing freely. fourteenth street bridge some congestion picking up. not enough to cause major slowdowns. four minute delay total from the beltway to across the bridge. freeway quiet. as you can see 66 still looking good as well as you approach the beltway. no big problems there. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. now i'm craving a bowl of cereal. back to you. >> i hear
breaking news from prince george's county of two injured state police officers. >> and if you run to lose weight the results of a new study might surprise a lot of you. let's just say you may want to find a better more successful approach. >> let's go break now. as we do, live look outside, there's the white house on a thursday morning. 5:27. good music selection today. i guess if you're our age. 73 degrees right now. fox5 news morning coming right back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
>> ♪ >> today on fox5 news morning, alexandria congressional shootings. louisiana congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition as doctors say additional surgeries are needed. increased security. the shootings lead to new calls for more security for lawmakers around the country. too harsh. convicted d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo wants a judge to reconsider his life sentence in the wake of a ruling from the supreme court. fox5 news morning starts right now. >> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> and good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm holly morris. >> and i'm maureen umeh. today is thursday june 15. >> we've got mike thomas talking weather, erin is updating us on traffic. mike we'll start with you. feels better today. >> yeah,
vacation. full details in a few minutes. >> right now traffic is very quiet around the district. we'll let you know when that changes and take a look at metro. >> sounds good. right now this morning we're seeing an outpouring of support. it continues to flow for louisiana congressman steve scalise. president trump visited him last night at medstar washington hospital center. >> scalise and three others were shot while practicing at a baseball field in alexandria. fox5's annie yu joins us live from medstar hospital with an update now on congressman scalise's condition. good morning, annie. >> reporter: well, maureen maureenand holly, long road aher congressman steve scalise. there's been an outpouring of support. he remains in critical condition and as you mentioned, late last night the president as well as the first lady, they've visited medstar washington to check in on congressman steve scalise. here's some video from last night as they made their visit. he was shot during baseball practice wednesday morning and the presidental
medstar washington hospital center also letting us know this morning that this congressman was shot in the left hip. the bullet went through his pelvis fracturing bones as well as some internal organs and he's got a long road ahead. we understand he has several more surgeries to undergo. and just hours ago, the president tweeted about his visit to the hospital. he wrote "just left hospital. congressman steve scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape but he is a real fighter. pray for steve quote. now, ; ."they loaded him to a helicopter. he was standing at second base when bullets went flying and after he was shot, a source close to the investigation tells fox5 that the congressman, he crawled to right field as the shooter stood near third base. now, two u.s. capitol police officers who are part of his security detail, they returned fire wounding the shooter. we know that the
james hodgkinson now, he has died as a result of his injuries and among the others shot, you have former congressional aide matt mika who was shot multiple times. he remains in critical condition. congressional aide zachary barth he's expected to make a full recovery and then the two capitol police officers who were hurt, you have special agent crystal griner she was shot in the ankle said to be toe in condition. as we have been reporting yesterday and this morning really the two capitol police officers being hailed as heroes. if it weren't for them this situation could have been much, much worse, guys, but again, this morning congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition. if that changes, we'll be sure to bring in to you. that's the very latest here from medstar washington, annie yu fox5 local news. >> annie thank you. we're also learning more about the gunman. >> this as law enforcement continues to have a hold on the alexandria neighborhood where the shooting happened. >> fox5's melanie alnwick is live in alexandria with that part of the s
>> reporter: hey, good morning, guys, yeah, month and roweunderstand from community members and people who frequent the dog park here that it's been pretty well known that the congressional baseball deem practices here. they've been doing that for 10 summers so probably perhaps known to the shooter as well that they were going to be here at 7 o'clock yesterday morning. now, the fbi says it's looking into james hodgkinson's social media presence and motives. investigators believe he had been living out of his car near the area of east monroe street since march. we don't yet know why he left illinois. his facebook page says he worked as a home inspector. he was active on anti-republican sites. ap reports he'd had prior arrests for resisting police and drunk driving in the 90's and an arrest for battery in 2006, his hometown newspaper says he'd written in several times angry about republicans and tax policies.
the shooting also shocked people in alexandria. a neighborhood bar employee said he came in often talked about golf and real estate, not politics and guns. former alexandria mayor yule would see him at the ymca working on his laptop and he was told he was there in the morning. also last night the del ray community got together, they rallied with dogs, kids and families taking a walk to push back against the sadness they say they felt over the shooting here in their tight knit community. also want toil to let you know t the fbi is still looking for information from anyone who had contact with the suspected shooter. they're asked to call the fbi washington field office or their local fbi office. live in alexandria, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> 2017 congressional baseball game will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. as planned. if you plan on attending expect increased security in and around nats park. the game raises money for several
the boys and girls club of greater washington. >> 5:35 is our time. breaking overnight two maryland state troopers are hurt after they crashed responding to a call for a drunk driver going the wrong way on route four. >> it happened around midnight just beyond 301 in upper marlboro. one trooper rear-ended the other trooper pushing that car across the road and down an embankment. both troopers went to the hospital but are expected to survive s the driver they were going after was arrested for dui. >> ♪ >> so, mike, i was actually wondering what the weather is going to be like for the congressional baseball game. >> yeah, i think they got a good night for it. >> yeah. >> won't be as hot and sticky this evening. >> and no storms or anything. >> i don't think so no,. >> okay. >> win for all. >> so, good. that should be a good game hopefully. who do you think is going to win? >> we all win. >> we're all winning. >> we're all winning because it's continuing to go on. >> right answer. i got to look at the roster here and pick my favorite player. >> all right. >> let's get to the weather forecast
radar out there this morning. again, clouds have moved in a little bit overnight. much like they have the past several days. high and thin variety but we'll get afternoon clouds on and off. dulles 72, bwi a cooler 67 and it feels much more pleasant outside as you start your day. day. it's not that heavy humid day that we've had around the d.c. region. showers hold off to the west and then tomorrow a spotty thunderstorm is possible once again 85 degrees. that's a check of the forecast. erin is back with traffic. >> 5:37 right now and the good news is we're all green across our virginia drive times. i'll get out of the way so you can take a look p66 eastbound to the beltway, 95 northbound, dale city to the beltway, 395 from the mixing bowl to the 14th street bridge and gw parkway to the 14th street bridge are all at speed flowing freely without any crashes. same story as you make your way out in maryland this morning. we're all green across 270 on the southbound side through urbana. outer loop looks great, 95 and outer loop out by bw parkway
metro is on time except for safetrack right now. back to you. >> all right, thank you erin. coming up on fox5 news morning a simple test for protein buildup could stop the onset of alzheimer's. >> and if you run to lose weight you may want to find a better more successful approach. >> heading to break, live look across the d.c. region. 5:38 is the time, 73 degrees the temperature. we're back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
>> ♪ >> back at 5:40 now. in today's health watch a new warning regarding the dangers of alzheimer's disease. it can ravage the brain of sufferers before evidence. build upof the protein can cause a person to lose their memory quicker than those who lose it through natural aging. >> americans love their fast food even if they can afford other types of food. a study of 8,000 middle aged americans found four out of five ate fast food once a week. findings appeared to contradict the idea that people with less money eat the most fast food. between 75 and 85 percent of people from all incomes admitted to eating fast food. >> former first lady michelle obama says when i
healthier it's time for some [inaudible] she spoke wednesday at the annual obesity summit on childhood obesity. mrs. obama said more nutritious school lunches are important since millions of kids eat federally subsidized school breakfast and lunch. >> many run to lose weight but you are waste youring time. a fitness author says running doesn't shed fats at efficiently as other forms of exercise. doctors recommend adding strength training in order to help you lose more weight. >> coming up on fox5 news morning police identify the man they say is responsible for an avocado attack. >> floyd mayweather coming out of retirement to take on the reigning king of ufc. >> and as we head to break let's take a live look across the d.c. region. sun coming up on a thursday morning. go ahead,. >> jump around. >> exactly. jump around. it's thursday, folks. that means it's friday eve.
>> arguments will be heard in montgomery county for and against overturning lee boyd malvo's life sentence. at 17 years old malvo was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper killings. he claims his life sentence had been rendered illegal by a supreme court decision which says mandatory life without parole sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles except in rare cases. >> ♪ >> hey. >> oh, yeah. >> look at that. a live look at nats park today where the congressional baseball game is going to be, let's see, taking off at 7 o'clock tonight. looking good out there. >> tickets still available i hear. >> yeah, yeah. >> i think so. and i think the weather is going to be pretty good. >> let's see the way you move. >> we do like the way you move, mike thomas. >> i like it. >> we're like throwing it back today. >> it's throw back thursday. >> we like it. >> it's great. >> oh, yeah. little shimmy shimmy cocoa puff. >> all right, we're almost at the end
>> thank god, right? [laughter] >> and we're taking a break from the heat and humidity that we've had the past couple of days. so, a one day break. good day for the baseball game. i think they'll have good weather. temperatures closer to seasonal. it's still going to be warm but it won't be the mid 90's we've had the past several days. mix of clouds and sunshine through the afternoon hours. a couple of showers are going to be possible especially for those who live out to the west and then south of d.c. as well. i really do think d.c. and baltimore keep it dry throughout the daytime hours today. not until later on this evening do shower chances kind of kick up locally. weekend does warm back up, though and we get heat and humidity back in the forecast by the time we get to father's day. i'll show you your weekend in just a second. 73 degrees your current temperature outside. still mild but it comes without the humidity this morning. 67 for gaithersburg, 72 at dulles, manassas 69 degrees this morning to. 68 in fredericksburg where they had a lot of rain and thunderstorm activity down to the south yesterday. here in d.c. we kind of lucked out a little bit. satellite and radar showing you what is basically high thin clouds out there this morning. and again, as we
those afternoon hours it will be a mix of clouds and sunshine. there's futurecast showing it to you. we head into the afternoon hours, showers popping up, again mostly kind of i-81 and west out towards the mountains much like yesterday and as we head into the evening hours, a little bit more kind of organized activity is going try and come across. you see the line trying to cross the mountains there. there we are at 12:30. we'll see how much energy is left in the atmosphere as it comes across because we'll lose the daylight hours by then and as we lose the daytime heating those types of systems tend to fall apart. 85 degrees your daytime high in washington. some areas might get up close to 90. 88 for dulles fredericksburg. 87 for manassas. it all depends on how much sunshine we get. father's day is coming up. saturday bit more humid 88 degrees with chance of thunderstorms. father's day sunday looks hot, hot, hot. a really small chance of a thunderstorm. can't rule it out but most of father's day looks dry for those who want to get out to the pools or maybe take in a baseball game. 85 today and tomorrow.
back for the weekend. that's a check of the weather. erin is back with traffic. >> loudoun county parkway it's just north of wax full road please use caution as you make your way out in ashburn. in stafford we have that usual morning volume kicking in between 630 and 610. in fredericksburg you're in great shape. closer to the aquia harbor we're seeing slowdowns. a 10 minute delay with congestion. route one still in pretty good shape. dale city dealing with a little bit of a slowdown as you try cross the occoquan. 66 from 234 to the beltway delay free. however look at that yellow line. it just popped up from 29 in gainsville through 2 in centreville. it's about a five minute delay just because of that congestion that's growing. things on 28 through chantilly still looking good. problem free in fairfax and vienna. top of the beltway outer loop looks good. if you have an early morning flight, traffic on the way to bwi baltimore-washington parkway still nice and quiet. metro is on time except for safetrack. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitt.
>> thanks erin. developing overnight an alarming investigation under way in south carolina after authorities got a report about a dirty bomb on a ship in mount pleasant late night. no radiation has been found at this time. hazmat and ems crews also responded to the scene and the fbi is now leading the investigation. >> new york police identified a person of interest after terrifying attack inside a deli last month. it's all caught on camera. two customers got mad at two workers and then started throwing avocados like fast balls. one worker suffered a broken jaw. the suspects got mad over a wrong food order. police are looking to identify the second suspect. >> once again, baltimore states attorney marilyn mosby outlines her argument that she is immune to a civil lawsuit filed by the officers in the freddie gray case. in the new appellate filing this week her lawyers argued that the officers lawsuit should be blocked. they say her leading an independent investigation into the officers involved in gray's arrest and announcing those charges to the media were
prosecutor and are protected against a lawsuit. >> time now is 5:50. 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, what's hot on the web. archive tv interview of the man accused of opening fire at lawmakers during their baseball practice has been found. it shows james hodgkinson at an occupy protest in saint louis in 2011. in the video hodgkinson expressed his anger about income inequality and conservatism. he complained about the 1 percent pushing around the 99 percent. >> this morning a mother who filmed herself on facebook live inside the burning tower in london is still missing. in the video she could be heard screaming for help as she tries to find a way out of the burning building. >> new victory for those against the dakota access pipeline. a federal judge ruled the u.s. army corps of engineers did not adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the missouri river. the judge says the army must redo its env
analysis in certain sections and then he will consider later whether the pipeline must halt operations. >> changes will be made to president obama's policies on student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. the education department says special committees will rewrite the borrower defense. the rules were introduced last year as the department was processing claims from thousands of students who say they were defrauded by for profit colleges. >> all right. get your pay per view ready. floyd mayweather will fight ufc light weight champion connor mcgregor. the boxing match will be held on august 26 in vegas. both confirmed the fight on social media yesterday. during the match mcgregor will be contractually forbidden from kicking mayweather. >> okay. >> we'll see. >> walt walt disney world planng to honor a small boy who died in a alligator attack. la
floridian hotel when he was dragged under water and killed by an alligator. walt disney world is planning to build a sculpture in his honor. in the months after the incident, a foundation was started in his honor supporting children who need organ transplants. >> analysts say people will spend record amounts on gifts this father's day. the national retail federation says spending is expected to be up more than $1 billion since last year. rounding out the list of top gifts for dad gift charter clothing and gadgets, cologne and shaving products expected to be big gifts. >> get ready to play dodge ball. ben stiller and the cast of the movie dodge ball the troupe underdog story respect ae holding the game in the name of charity. the competition will happen this fall and all proceeds will help provide children with educational opportunities. >> golf's u.s. open tees off today from wisconsin. there's coverage on fox
tonight and tomorrow night fox5 will have open coverage coverageto 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. >> i like the caddie shack music. nice touch. and then there's this music which means we are just one day away from our next zip trip. tomorrow we're going to be in ashburn. come out to one loudoun at east hampton plaza. tucker will kick it off at 6:00 maureen and i will get there around 7:00 or so. we would love to see you. >> indeed we would. >> six minutes before 6:00. that means it's time to say hello to our facebook fan of the day. good morning larry j. evans. larry says he's nominating himself because he's "been a faithful and loyal viewer for years wrote. >> larry says his morning starts with fox5 and coffee and fox5 and a nightcap. he loves the energy level of the morning team and says we provide local and world news with
laughter. thank you, larry. that means a lot to us. thank you so much for watching. >> ♪ >> laughter is how we get through, larry. just between you and us. >> every blessed day. >> all right. ooh, summer officially in six days i see, mike. >> uh-huh. surprising, right, given where that temperatures have been you would think, hey, summertime was already here and meteorologically-wise we consider summer starts on june 1st but officially longest day of the year is in six days, june 21st, summer officially begins 12:25 in the morning. your surface features later in the day, 80's in the forecast nor this afternoon. we had a cold front slide to our south last night, so not as hot and humid as it was the past couple days. we'll have this easterly flow today and that means while here in d.c. we keep it dry, we'll be a little cooler than yesterday and we'll have a mix of some clouds out there and then those who live off to the west and even some down to the south of d.c. could pop a shower or a thunderstorm later on this afternoon. if we get anything here in d.c., i think it's the late evening hours tonight. 62 to4
school, mostly cloudy skies. not a bad start but not a humid start, either. after school 82 to 88 degrees, a warm day with, again, a mix of clouds and sun. 85 is your daytime high here in d.c. zip trip friday looks good for the morning. afternoon could pop a storm or two and a mostly cloudy day on friday. heat and humidity back this week. 88 on saturday. 92 for father's day sunday. monday best chance of storms on the seven-day forecast and then we'll cool it down as we head into the middle of next week. that's a check of the forecast. erin is back with traffic. >> yes, and 5:56 right now. new crash out in tysons gallows road at leesburg pike so caution there as you make your way toward the beltway. no major delays just yet and you can see the beltway is still looking really nice as you make your way through the chantilly area as well w loudoun county parkway crash. this is north of wax full road so caution there. 95 northbound we do have congestion building from fredericksburg through stafford. right now it's about a 15 minute delay holding strong. you open up and then slow again in dale
field. some of washington's most powerful people running for cover. nearly 24 hours since shots ran out in alexandria we're learning new details about the gunman and new questions this morning about the tone of the political discourse in the nation. >> ahead at 6:00 an update on the victims of this horrific attack. the president and first lady visiting representative steve scalise in the hospital as he remains in critical condition. >> live look outside. promise of a new day. beautiful sunrise on this thursday morning. it's june 15th. weather and traffic coming up on the 5s at 6:05. good morning, i'm allison seymour. >> and i'm maureen umeh in for steve today. welcome to fox5 news morning. and first at 6:00 the city of alexandria coming together following the shooting at a congressional baseball practice. last night dozens of people gathered for community walk to honor the victims and spread a message of unity. >> meanwhile we're learning more about the man who opened fire at the neighborhood baseball field. melanie alnwick live now in alexandria with more on what we know about