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woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do. one of the biggest murder cases to grip the nation's capital is now going to trial. we have the latest as we await opening statements in the chandra levy case later today. georgetown university students at the center of a drug lab investigation. what they are accused of making. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. glad to have you with us this morning. let's say good morning to tucker barnes with a look at this forecast as we get this workweek under way.
>> just gorgeous yesterday. temperatures in the mid-70s. trees are turning. we'll keep the warm temperatures around. the possibility of a few scattered showers, madeleine albright a thunderstorm later this afternoon. a little rain in the forecast. morning commute will be fine here as you head out to the bus stop. let's get going with a look at our current temperatures on our max 2 system. we are currently 60 degrees. winchester, 62. the exception this morning seems to be frederick which is reporting a temperature of just 46. a little cooler off to the north and west. another mild afternoon and we are expecting temperatures to top out in the low to mid-70s. should be a nice comfortable afternoon. more clouds today and i mentioned the possibility of a shower or thunderstorm. you can see out to the west and the south into eastern kentucky. we have a little shower activity. that is headed in our intersection. we'll be a little unsettled here for the next couple of
days as we'll have scattered showers and thunderstorms right through the middle of the week. mostly cloudy, mild for this time of year. scattered showers and thunderstorms return. 7 # degrees. there will be periods of sunshine today -- 73 degrees. there will be periods of sunshine today. >> let's get a look at traffic with julie wright. >> busy commute on the inner loop as you approach route 4 pennsylvania avenue. they stopped traffic here, pushed everything over to the shoulder but traffic is slow out of dale city headed northbound along i-95. you will fine the crash southbound 95 in maryland after i-195 now cleared to the shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. our top stories this
morning, two georgetown university students and a visiting friend are expected to be in court today. all three are suspected of manufacturing drugs on campus. investigators say students charles smith and john romano along with their friend were making dmt. some alerted officials on campus after noticing a strange odor. police found hot plates, several chemicals and an air ventilation system inside a dorm room. >> it is not uncommon. it is very dangerous and very harmful. it can be produced synthetically and it also is a natural substance that is contained in some of -- some of the chemical are contained in some plants. the dmt we see here is synthetically produced. sad news in sports as
american swimmer fran crippen is dead at the age of 26. he died saturday while competing for the u.s. in the united arab emirates. rescuers found him just short of the final buoy. officials say overexertion led to his death. the winner of the race said conditions were too hot and organizers should have done more to safety of the swimmers. crippen comes from a family of swimmers. a murderer in spotsylvania county after a shooting at a house party. 23-year-old jason jett died saturday after being shot twice. jett's wife says she and her husband were having an argument and with when it got heated, another party guest tried to intervene. the two men struggled over a gun and it went off. the other man is charged with second degree murder. opening statements are set to begin today in the murder trial of ingmar guandique. last friday, a panel of 12
women and four men were chosen as jurors. that includes four alternates. gary condit may be called to testify during the trial. at the guantanamo bay prison, lawyers for a detainee say they are hoping for a plea deal. the military judge will hold a hearing on a possible settlement before the hearing. omar cotter has been held at guam bay since he was 15 years old. -- at guantanamo bay since he was 15 years old. a new york city congressman is demanding youtube take down videos posted by terrorists. he says there are some 700 videos featuring the bin laden of the internet. he targets potential new recruits to wage violent jihad against americans. he says more than three and a half million people have viewed terrorist videos on youtube. on the economic fronted, the united states is growing
but some economists predict economic growth may be slower in the coming months. a survey by the national association for business economics comes out today and shows that economists are becoming more cautious about growth in the third quarter. president obama in rhode island today, his latest stop on a whirlwind campaign for democrats ahead of next week's mid-terms. he will visit a factory. the president is urging democrats not to lose hope as election day approaches. protests in italy take a dramatic turn and it is all caught on camera. so what is prompting these demonstrations in we'll have the full story straight ahead after the break. a big win for the skins but boy was it a close one. nine turnovers in this one. not pretty. we'll break it down with dave ross in monday morning quarterback.
they are upset over the poor conditions of a local garbage dump as well as plans to open a new one near their national park. officials maintain the mafia stronghold on waste management has left the city unable to deal with the trash problem. in indonesia, a rumbling volcano is forcing thousands of people to evacuate. people living in the villages on the slopes of the most active volcano are being told to get ready to leave in a hurry. the government is watching increased volcanic activity and raised the code level to red. a tragic story out of france where a family of 11 jumped out of an apartment. noted have i i don't we are seeing here after claiming to have seen the devil. several family members were hospitalized. a 4-month-old baby did not survive the fall. officials believe they were involved in voodoo. a look at some of the first snow of the season. we'll held out west for that.
clean-up under way after severe weather down in the lone star state. that is all coming up after the break. woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
a nice day for us but people in texas are cleaning up after a big mess. a tornado ripped through parts of that state. this is a high school football field that was torn apart. vehicles were overturned along highways. still not clear exactly how many people were injured during the storm. the first snowstorm of the season hitting washington and oregon. it is dumping heavy snow in the cascades. the youngsters love it. mom and dad who are driving out on the roads, not quite as happy about it although they're happy for the kids, right?
>> absolutely. >> beautiful. as long as it's not around here in october. yesterday, we were gorgeous. mid-70s around here. 75degrees at dulles. lots of sunshine for our sunday afternoon. redskins won. it is all good. >> you got it. >> not the case this morning. we've got clouds on the increase and the possibility of rain showers. here is the good news. the temperatures will stay warm later on today. here is your bus stop forecast and the bottom line is, as you head out the door, we should be fine over the next couple of hours as far as rainfall. mostly cloudy out there. there will somebody periods of sunshine during the morning hours. mild temperatures, upper 50s across the area. in town, we are currently in the low 60s. sunrise at 7:28 this morning. we just haven't cooled off a whole lot overnight, at least not here in town. 61degrees here in town. a little cooler off to the
north and west, frederick is 46. manassas is 55. our winds have shifted and they are out of the south. it will be breezy at times. high pressure off the coast right here and that will continue to keep us warm for much of the week. notice out to the west, a lot of cloud cover and some rain showers, maybe even a few showers and thunderstorms developing along this little piece of energy that will be moving through later today. we'll have scattered showers, maybe a thunderstorm later today. it won't be a washout today. we'll see some scattered showers return during the afternoon. about 6:00, you can see the scattered nature of the showers. it is possible we could have a thunderstorm in this relatively unstable air for this time of year. we'll clear it out temporarily although clouds will hold tight for the next couple of days. lots of clouds out there. there will be some periods of sunshine. mild temperatures with a high
about 73 degrees and the possibility of some scattered showers. here is your five-day forecast. clouds return tomorrow although temperatures stay nice and warm all week. highs by wednesday near 80 degrees and then we'll cool it down by the end of the week. highs about 60 by friday. that is a look at the forecast. let's get to some on-time traffic and julie wright has the latest. julie has a big game tonight. get to it. julie. >> yeah, i kind of do. the crew in sky fox is checking out that ride in virginia. a utility pole was knocked down at the scene of this crash. we are told delays are beginning back at burke lake road as you continue eastbound towards the capital beltway. no incidents to report on the beltway itself. in virginia, 395 leaving duke city headed up towards seminary
road, all of your lanes are open. outer loop starting to slow past university boulevard to georgia avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. you build it, they shall come. shoppers were out in force at the grand opening of a wegmans store over the weekend. >> wegmans estimates that 1500 people arrived before the sun even rose. the store is not just about the food and shoppers. it is also about jobs and the economic impact leaders and residents hope will set off more upscale retail stores in the county. >> we did a study from an outfit that laid out who we are in terms of community it terms of the demographics and numbers. once wegmans saw that report, this knew that is the kind of community they want to be in. but what we had to do was to convince them that the
community will be receptive. i told them that this will be the best opening that they ever had. >> well, it was a pretty good one. it took 20 minutes for the entire line to get in the store when the store first opened. investors are watching the markets you might have noticed the price at the pump is on the rise. how high will it go? our business beat is up next i- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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business and politics often go hand in hand. some analysts say the mid-term elects could have an effect on the markets. ashley webster is live in new york with our business beat. we have to talk about the markets and mid-term elects and new housing data and gas prices which are on the rise. >> yet another busy week on wall street. good morning to you. we have all sorts of economic
data this week but a lot of it focusing on the housing market which has been struggling for so long. we'll get a snapshot of that. we'll get consumer confidence numbers tomorrow. that could have a big impact going into the busy holiday season. we have corporate earnings all again this week. exxon, microsoft, proctor & gamble, a lot of big companies reporting this week. as for the mid-term elects, there is a belief hat republicans will manage to win back the house. that is good for business, at least wall street thinks so, less regulation, less federal spending. business-friendly tax policies. the problem is how much of that is already built into the markets. and after the elections, do the markets go down because it has been priced in too much. it is the old saying, you buy the rumor and you set news.
all of this basically a slam dunk as far as investors are concerned. so it will be interesting to see how that plays out. other than that, we are waiting for the fed next month and whether they are going to pump more money into the economy. it has been somewhat volatile on wall street. there is no doubt about it. >> we have that talk about gas prices. i did notice oft weekend that gas prices were up almost 10 cents over the last few weeks -- i did notice over the weekend that gas prices were up almost 10 cents over the last few weeks. >> we are expecting it to move higher in the u.s. market. when the dollar starts to lose steam, we see crude oil go up. that means it take more dollars to buy a barrel of oil and that means higher gas prices. another factor we need to think about is ethanol. there is a mandated amount of ethanol that gets mixed into a gallon of gasoline and the price of ethanol has gone up so
you have a double whammy there. it has been going up about a nickel over the last two weeks. we could see that trend continue. you will feel that pain at the pump. >> i know. definitely. so much to talk about. what do you have coming up later on today on fox business. >> we are going to be focusing on those elects. what does -- on those elections. what does it mean for the market. we'll be looking at the financial stability of the individual states and what happens there and the woes out on the west coast in california. they have had a lot of trouble with their budgets. we have a slew of topics to be covering here on the fox business network. a first on the campaign trail for president obama and it involves an apple ipad. sarah simmons is following
it is hard to be cranky after a weekend like we had. >> just gorgeous out there. the trees, the reds are starting to come out. i was surprised at how good trees looked. >> we're losing a lot out our way. >> are you? >> uh-huh. >> we aren't going to get a whole lot of wind. we'll hold on to the leaves a few more days. we are going to get more cloud cover and maybe a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. you can see that out to the west. some of that will get in here later today. the morning commute, fine.
no problems for the kids heading out to the bus stop. i would bring along an umbrella for later in the day just in case. lots of upper 50s out there. winchester, 59. fredericksburg, 63. back into the 70s for today. perhaps a thunderstorm this afternoon. more details on the forecast. we'll be mild all week. and we'll have the weather guy, solo again. i'll keep it brief. >> all right. about 15 seconds away from julie wright telling us all the latest about what is happening out there on the roads. >> we are still cleaning up that crash off the braddock road b efore the beltway. you will find delays on 95 back in woodbridge coming across the occoquan. definitely slow out of gaithersburg leaving 124 headed
out towards 370. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. opening statements are set to begin today in the murder trial of chandra levy. ingmar guandique is charged with the attempted sexual assault and murder of levy back in 2001. on friday, a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates were chosen. gary condit has said he does expect to testify. two georgetown university students accused of manufacturing drugs on campus are expected in court today. >> authorities say they along with a friend made a potentially lethal drug in a dorm room. sarah simmons joins us with more. >> reporter: dmt is the drug we are talking about t may not be widely known among the public but dea agents a -- say they are familiar with it. the students accused of
manufacturing dmt in a dorm room are expected in court. they are both students here as well as a visiting man. this happened early saturday morning. investigators say police found hot plates, several chemicals and even an air ventilation system inside of the dorm room. this is on the ninth floor of harbin hall. the druggen forcement agency says the first officials thought a meth lab was in operation there. that is why the students were ordered to evacuate so quickly. but tests revealed it was not meth that they were dealing with but instead dmt. >> any time you have a drug lab in a place like a college campus, it is concerning to us. but people are capable of doing anything. pops up here and there but it is something that is definitely on our radar and it is a big
problem. >> reporter: and investigators describe the drug as a hallucinogen. we're live here at georgetown university, sarah simmons, back to you. haiti is grappling with a deadly outbreak of cholera. the first cases have just been reported in the capital. health workers are now trying to spread it to the camps. fox's mary ann rafferty reports. >> reporter: cholera strikes haiti and the president is trying to spread the word. >> we need to keep the people informed so they know what to do when the symptoms appear. >> reporter: the cholera outbreak with more than 250 deaths and more than 3100 confirmed cases has been contained to the central rural
region for now. since the january quake, the country has been bracing for an outbreak of disease. >> about 90 patients every day. we can discharge about 20 and then 20 more new ones come in. we've been holding very steady at about 90 patients in the hospital at any day. >> reporter: the haitian water authority has issued a, quote, diarrhea declaration expressing particular anxiety about the water-borne disease. cholera is an acute bacterial infection that dangerously dehide rates the body. if left untreated, it can have deadly results within hours. eight days left until the mid-terms. president obama continuing his campaign for democrats today. he will tour a factory and talk with workers in rhode island. he is backing the current providence mayor's bid to take over patrick kennedy's congressional seat. republican candidate robert ehrlich trying to fight his way
back to annapolis and he is getting help from rudy giuliani. ehrlich endorsed giuliani in his previous political campaign. a new poll shows ehrlich's opponent, martin o'malley, has a 14-point lead. a new ap poll shows one- third of vote ares are still undecided about who they want in congress. 45% said she could still change their minds about who they have picked. most polls show republicans are in a strong position to win the 39 house seats they need for majority control. one man in seattle has a valuable collectors item. he got president obama to sign his ipad. he brought his ipad along with him to see the president. he wanted to get a signature but realized they wouldn't let him use a pen and paper. he pulled up an application and he said that mr. obama would be
okay using his finger to sign his name. sarah palin penned her name to an american flag during a tea party event in nevada last week. this was caught on camera. the one-time vice presidential candidate was signing items. somebody handed her a flag and asked her to sign it and she did. you would expect to see it at the square yum but dolphins doing strikes -- at the aquarium but dolphins doing tricks out in the while in we'll see up next. it was a big game for deangelo hall and albert haynesworth. how his presence made a big difference. dave ross back with monday morning quarterback after the break. and after losing his election, bob ehrlich joined a lobbying firm and got paid $2.5 million to represent casinos and wall street banks.
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he got a block and hall will go the distance. my, oh, my! >> it was a victory for the burgundy and gold in chicago. deangelo hall tying an nfl record. dave ross joining us now. we're not going to talk about the defense. >> we could talk about the defense all day and we probably should. >> let's put the focus on the offense. >> we'll give some light props to the offense. they did not play well. donovan mcnabb, a very pedestrian day. in the first half, they did make one big beltway to santana moss. here it is. mcnabb with a bullet.
mcnabb on the day, 17 of 32, 200 yards. great double move there by santana. he is a veteran receiver. and mcnabb, when he sees that, he is going to make the right throw. great play, the whole bit. i think we need to see more out of this offense, steve. it is not clicking on all cylinders yet. ryan torain over 100 yards but he had a big fumble. it was like they would take one step forward, two steps back. we need to see more good as the season comes up. let's get back to the defense. >> wear making some strides. we want to get better each week. we've been talking about you're defense. all of a sudden, you see five
turnovers an a number of sacks. >> offensively, we talked about closing the game out and we had an opportunity today before we did it in the end of the game. i think what people remember is the end of the game and the most important thing was we won and we can clean things up and come back and get ready for detroit. >> a good sign when people are cite criste -- criticizing the way you win. how did they get the win? defense. one other guy who stepped up yesterday, albert haynesworth. we love to bash the guy but this is his first sack of the season. how many week have we said if you can get the push up the middle. he pushes the guard back into cutler. that is a huge man using his
girth, if you will and his strength to push the offensive lineman back into cutler. if can you bet those pressures, that is what you will get out of the haynesworth. >> the big play at the goal line just shows how big of a player he can be. >> he was mobile on that play. one guy as well, the sickest interception we've seen. >> that is london fletcher? >> a great quote, by the way, just sick. a terrible decision to throw late with the floater. a one-handed pick. carlos rogers with the block here down the field. four interceptions, all in the second half. tying the nfl record, what else can you say about deangelo hall. that was one heck of a performance that he turned in. not only a game changer and a game saver but maybe a season saver. this were completely outplaying the bears, they let them hang around and deangelo hall said
not on my watch. we are not giving this one away. when you get a win like that on the road in the nfl, celebrate today. you are 4-3 and you have a chance. >> you know what the toughest thing is, they have to root for dallas tonight. >> that's right. you have to do it. >> give up the short battle to win the war. >> early happy birthday. i know you won't be here tomorrow. >> it is your birthday tomorrow too. >> we're not talking about that. >> you have the same birthday? >> we do. >> i have to get you a cupcake. >> what about me? >> oh, dave. >> we have a live shot here. >> that is really pretty. >> anacostia river. >> sunrise is late but i guess it won't be for long because we'll be setting the clocks
back. >> weekend after halloween. i think it is the first weekend in november we'll go back an hour. sunrise this morning, 7:28. let's get back to yesterday. check out these high temperatures. what a nice day it was yesterday. reagan national, 73 degrees. gorgeous out there. probably not quite as warm today but we'll be close to it with highs in the low to mid- 70s. these mild temperatures will stick around for much of the week. nice head start. a little bit of cloud cover and some mild temperatures. 61 at reagan national. 60 in quantico. 61 in leonardtown. a little cooler off to the north and west. frederick reporting a temperature of 46. a nice day temperature-wise. can't say the same thing about sunshine. more loud in the forecast today. maybe a few peeks or periods of sunshine today but off to the south and west, we have a lot
of cloud cover and a weak little disturbance will bring us the possibility of some widely scattered showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon. with winds here out of the south at 10 to 15, we'll stay on the mild side for the next couple of days. we'll quiet things down and cool things down towards the end of the week. 73 out there today. mostly cloudy skies. mild for this time of year. scattered showers likely later this afternoon. the possible of a thunderstorm as well with winds out of the south at about 10 to 15 miles per hour. next couple of days, fantastic temperature-wise. better chance of more run on -- rain is a cold front. 74 on thursday. right now, halloween weekend, highs in the upper 50s maybe by saturday. >> bundle up the ghosts and goblins. >> yeah. definitely going to cool down.
that is a look at weather. let's get to ask the weather guys. tony per kin and i put our heads together to answer your most pressing questions. tony is unable to join me for this fantastic question. the question is this. it comes from lisa in ashburn, virginia. she asks why does the sun set earlier in new york than in virginia when both states are on the same coast? >> good question. >> excellent question. i will try to keep it very brief but i think she is thinking because we are in the same time zone, the sun will rise and set at the same time. that doesn't determine t -- determine it. what does determine it is latitude and longitude. this time of year, in washington, d.c., our sunset is at 6:17 in the evening n new york city, it is at 6:02. that has to do with the way the sun revolves -- the earth revolves around the sun during
the course of the year and the sun is setting a little further and further south of the equator. >> so would new york be earlier because it is further east or north? >> their sunrise is earlier than our sunrise. their sunrise is at 7:18 and our is at 7:28. make sense? >> all right. >> that is the bottom line. for the winter equinox, their sun sets at 4:20 and ours sets at 4:28. >> if you go out to ohio or somewhere, would it be even later. >> the sun would set a little bit later. just a little. couple of minutes later. >> hope i answered your question for you. >> glad you had an easy one since tony wasn't here. >> i like to hold off on the hard ones for tony. >> beautiful picture of the sunrise this morning. >> if you have a question you
want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> let's check in with julie to get a look at what is happening out on the roads. >> they're checking for a crash outer loop of the beltway before the exit to go northbound on 270. already slowdowns between university and georgia. another stretch of brake lights aroaching the exit for 270. southbound 270, delays out of germantown. no problems to report traveling across the american legion bridge. traveling close in along 66, we have delays leaving fair oaks to 123 and nutley street to the beltway.
typical slowdown leaving potomac mills out towards lorton. lanes are open leaving duke street to seminary road. downtown, inbound new york avenue starting to slow at bladensburg road. there was a wreck on the inner loop of the beltway at been pen. that activity cleared. no problems reported on 29 leaving white oak headed out towards four corners. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. there is shock and dismay this morning after a former swimmer at the university of virginia died at a world cup championship in the middle east. >> officials say overexhaustion is the cause. fran crippen's teammates are stunned. >> reporter: 26-year-old fran crippen's death is sending shock waves through the world of swimming. he died while competing for the united states in the open water 10-kilometer world cup race in the united arab emirates. an eyewitness says he started the competition but never
finished. >> it was the swim ares who went out and they started looking all over the place. they just went out and they were swimming. >> reporter: rescuers would find crippen's body in deep water just short of the final buoy. the officials refute claims that the water was too warm or crippen may have died from a heart attack. they say he likely died from, quote, overexertion. >> there was evidence of mouth fluids around the mouth, nose and lungs and these are signs of drowning. >> reporter: swim officials say the water temperature was 84 degrees and that the sanking body only has minimum requirements. doctors say sometimes athletes literally push their bodies to the limit. >> combined with potential dehydration, that can certainly lead to him having a fatal outcome from this. of course, we want to make sure that underneath awe -- all of
this, there is not an underlying heart condition. >> crippen comes from a family of swimmers. he won six u.s. national titles in his career. witnesses say it was an emotional scene. others report that saturday's race conditions were unusually hot but continued to express shock that crippen died during the race. crippen finished fourth in the 10 k race at this year's world championships. maryland senator ben cardin will join officials to announce a major land acquisition for blackwater wildlife area. it is considered one of the most ecological important areas in the state. turns out humans aren't the only ones who can teach an animal tricks.
some have observed dolphins tail walking. turns out a female dolphin who learned the trick while in captivity passed that trick on to her fellow mammals. >> it is just so special and so wonderful. >> scientists think this is the first time this kind of social behavior has been seen anywhere in the world. kind of like, hey, check out what i can do. >> they are so smart too. love that. a bit of culture for the children. holly has an inside look at the kids eurofestival going on. we'll check approximate -- check in with her after the break. we want to check out our fan of the day. we'll do that as well coming up. oweanyo
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>> reporter: good monday morning. i'm holly morris. i hope you have your passport ready because we're going to do a little traveling and we're going to start with bulgaria. and i'm going to take you to bulgaria with the help of a chicken. the chick with a trick. that's what she's called. and she's one of 150 free performances available to you and your kids as a part of the third annual kids euro festival. it will get you excited about traveling all over europe and you don't even have to take them out of school. in fact you don't have to leave d.c. because its all going on here. 20 some plus embassies are taking part. there is some 20 cultural institutions also helping bring that part of the world alive to you and your family and this morning we're going to give you a preview of the wonderful things that your kids can come out and see. we'll talk to the originator of
the event and why they decided to come up with this and why they think it's taken off like it has. and there is also a special organization called the keen organization that we'll learn about and a special festival day for them and that's about kids with disabilities and their families and d.c. public libraries are involved, all 17 of them, and we'll talk about how can you take advantage of that. so it's a european morning here on fox 5 morning news. >> holly, thanks so much. and congratulations to our very first facebook fan of the day. her name is ann jeanette chastain. to find us go to myfoxdc.com. you can post a comment under ann's photo and find out tomorrow if you've been selected. the new 60-year-old theater
company opened over the weekend at the mead center in southwest d.c. some see it as a sign of hope for more redevelopment in the water front area. five play wrights will be invited to the staff. the president and first lady are honorary chairs. allison is joining steve for the next few hours. >> good morning, gurvir. coming up, nine years after her disappearance ended a political career, a murder trial begins for the man accused of killing chandra levy. and students accused of operating a drug lab in a determine -- dormitory and more on the drug they were making. and thousands of people in haiti are connected with kel -- cholera. we'll talk live with