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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. right off the top tonight the jump to wait as it happens, here's a former prince george's county executive and his wife while they try to hide tens of thousands of dollars white feds are knocking on their door. >> he doesn't just take the cash, he makes off with the entire register, thieves so bold. and herman cain's wife breaks her silence defending her husband against claims of sexual harassment. we'll begin tonight with
some of the evidence that brought down a prince george's county power couple. good evening. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. with the fbi banging down their door we're hearing the frantic conversation between leslie and jack johnson. >> prosecutors want leslie johnson to serve at least one year in prison and believe some of the tapped phone conversations show that she had knowledge of the bribery scheme. they pled guilty to destroying evidence. jack did, too along with extortion. the issue now is how much time will they get? here's just some of those conversations the judge will consider. a federal investigation revealed a local developer helped provide then prince george's county executive jack johnson money for johnson's help with development projects. wiretaps captured some of those conversations. >> i've done nothing to him. i'm telling you. >> you could write a check for now thousand, right? >> easy. >> reporter: the next -- for
4,000, right? >> easy. >> reporter: the next chunk of audio the fbi at johnson's front door. johnson calls jack. >> yes, ma'am. >> two women are at the door. >> who? who is? >> hold on. >> don't answer it. >> reporter: then jab instructs his wife to retrieve -- jack inch structures his wife to retrieve $80,000 in cash and -- instructs his wife to retrieve $80,000 in cash and a $100,000 check. >> do you have the cash? >> uh-huh. >> put it in your bra and walk out of there. >> where's the check? >> if you open up the dresser, my drawer there's a little box and in the box is a check. just tear it up or chew it up. >> you want me to put it down the toilet? >> yes. >> you want me to flush it? >> yeah. plush that. >> reporter: moments later the flush. leslie then asked jack what to do with more cash. >> what do you want me to do with this money? what do you want me to do? >> put it in your panties and walk out of the house.
>> reporter: next you'll hear glass breaking. the fbi is forcing their way inside the johnsons' home and agents confront leslie. >> you're scaring me. >> it's all right. >> reporter: prosecutors believe some of the recordings are on this hour and a half disc clearly indicate jack johnson solicited money for his wife's county council campaign and letsly know exactly what was going on. we -- leslie knew exactly what was going on. tonight we have an attorney that represented high profile clients like pamela jones who sued president clinton. he said the conversation between the fbi and jack johnson the day the fbi showed up paints one picture, but you must consider all of it. >> this clip would almost give you the indication that here is leslie johnson now confronted with an emergency that's presented to her by her husband and she's going along because he's directing her to do it,
but my understanding is that these other tapes and other transcripts that have been released provide a more full picture of her complicit in this effort to tamper with evidence and tamper with witnesses. >> scheduled sentencing for jack johnson is set for december the 6th. leslie johnson is scheduled three days later. we posted the entire phone tap conversation the day the fbi showed up at their house to our website, www.myfoxdc.com. you'll find it right there on the homepage. brian, over to you. >> it's almost unbelievable listening to it. video you will only see on fox 5, police in montgomery county looking for main who snuck into several mall stores overnight -- a man who snuck into several mall stores overnight, got away with the cash. what that guy didn't realize was that he was caught on camera. fox 5's wisdom martin with the details. >> it happened saturday night at montgomery mall. all the customers and workers left. the man in this surveillance video decided to help himself to whatever he could find in
this shoe store. one of the store workers agreed to talk to us as long as we didn't reveal his identity. >> we entered the store at around 9:26 p.m. >> the video shows the man in the red wearing a backpack and a hat first head to the cash register. he opens the first one and it's empty. he gets for the second 1 and takes the entire register. >> i really didn't know what to think. >> he then makes his way to the back to check out the safe in the stockroom. >> here's he's trying to open the safe, trying to get the safe open. so he's having a hard time. it looks like he's having a hard time with it. >> workers believe he spent hours in the store working on the safe. around 10:34 p.m. they say the suspect unplugged the security system and eventually got the safe open with tools he found. this is video of workers the next day. >> we opened the store at 11:00 and the girls found the door
open and the registers on the floor, all the cash out of the registers were gone. they came to check the safe and all the money from the safe was also gone. >> sources say that wasn't the only store in the mall that was broken into. we have learned at least five stores in the mall were broken into by the same suspect the same night. >> we're hoping that somebody comes forward and knows something. i mean, you know, you don't just come in and rob a place and without not anyone knowing. somebody has to know something. >> wisdom martin reporting. sources also say the same suspect came into another store, but there were workers there who had come in early to open up, so he left. t. to a news alert in northeast d.c., police are searching for the gunman who shot two men in the 2100 block of maryland avenue. one of the victims died at the scene. the other was taken to the hospital. one of the victim's family members were on the scene and
were so emotional police had to come in to calm them down. >> the emotions get very high and we have to try and balance getting information to family members and keeping that crime scene preserved because if the crime scene gets disturbed, it impacts our ability to close a case. >> the suspect hants been released. investigators are work -- has not been released. investigators are working with witnesses. new developments in the case of the man suspected of firing an assault rifle near the white house friday night. arlington police stopped oscar ortega earlier that same day. fox 5's audrey barnes is here with the latest. >> an arlington police department spokesman says officers investigating a failed operations report at 11 a.m. friday stopped oscar ortega in north arlington. wasn't searched but they took his picture -- he wasn't searched but they took his picture and 10 hours later police believe ortega may have fired a shot at constitution avenue and 16th street. they want to question him to
find it out why. >> reporter: this is the scene on the ramp of the theodore roosevelt bridge friday night minutes after a shooting near the white house. u.s. park police found an abandoned vehicle there. inside it was an assault rifle. the weapon and other evidence focused the search on oscar ortega. >> right now we've impounded his car, so he doesn't have a car. doesn't have any identification with him and we're not certain about how much funding he has but don't believe he has a lot of money with him now of the? >> reporter: u.s. park police believe ortega arrived in the d.c. area a few weeks ago. he's had run-ins with the law in several states including utah, texas and idaho where he's been arrested in connection with drug charges as well as assault on a police officer. >> there's not much on photographs. those photographs were shot by one of our partners in local community over in arlington county after mr. ortega was stopped for some suspicious activity in arlington county and because of that, we got the
photographs from that. i don't believe arlington county charged him, but he was engaged in suspicious activity. >> reporter: it is still not entirely certain that the rifle found in the car was actually fired near the white house. so far they haven't found any damage on buildings, trees or vehicles. now witnesses say ortega ran across the bridge after abandoning his car. police believe he is still in the area. take a look. you can see the bullet holes left in the window of a metrobus. someone shot at the bus yesterday morning near 37th street and ridge road in southeast. one passenger was hit and taken to the hospital, is expected to be okay. the bus has inside and outside surveillance cameras. investigators are looking at the video now for leads. as sexual harassment accusations continue to dog republican presidential candidate herman cain, his family is now coming to his defense and at the same time a new witness steps forward in an attempt to paint cain as a
liar. fox 5's laura evans in the newsroom now. >> cain insisted not only did he not act ebb appropriately with anyone, i says -- inappropriately with anyone, he says he had never even seen sharon bialek before her press conference last week, but tonight bialek's ex-boyfriend is corroborating her story. meanwhile gloria cain is standing by herman. >> if all of the allegations of all of the women are true, then he is a serial liar and serial sexual harasser. >> reporter: gloria allred bringing forward louisiana physician victor dunkerman, the ex-boyfriend of sharon bialek directly contradicting the republican presidential candidate's claim. zuckerman says he and bialek were personally is righted to a national restaurant association party by herman cain himself. -- personally invited to a national restaurant association party by herman cain himself. >> i don't even know who this
woman. is. >> reporter: cain said he never met her despite the accusations that he made inappropriate sexual advances toward her when she sought his help with employment in the 1990s. >> i didn't recognize the face. didn't recognize the name. >> he also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. >> that would have been something that was totally disrespectful of her as a woman and i know that's not the person he is. he totally respects women. >> reporter: gloria cain is now speaking out for the first time since the scandal broke coming to her husband's defense. three other women have accused cain of sexual harassment but bialek is the only accuser to go public so far. >> i looked at especially this last lady and the things that she said and i'm thinking he would have to have a split personality to do the things that she said. >> well, so the question is how
much is all this weighing on cain in the polls? it seems to be quite a lot. he's slipped in many recent polls and it's spelling some good news for newt gingrich. we'll show you the latest poll that came out today. the public policy polling survey that has former speaker newt gingrich 28%, herman cain slipping to 25%, mitt romney trailing with 18%. rick perry in this latest poll back down to 6%, well behind the pack, of course. shawn, of course, there will be more polls out and perhaps more developments, too, with this cain scandal. >> we will be on top of it. thank you. a planeful of passengers stuck on the tarmac for hours. tonight the airline is being forced to pay up big time. also ahead a food fight caught on camera is now causing a new controversy. a plan to put cameras in the classroom is being debated in one of the biggest school districts in our area 6789 . 67
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the things you do when no one is looking might be different from what you do when someone is watching. this was part of the discussion in fairfax county today as the school system considers putting cameras inside public schools following a few nasty cafeteria food fights. fox 5's best parker with the story. >> reporter: this is what started it all, food fights in high school cafeterias. >> just chaos everywhere. >> reporter: this battle uploaded to youtube happened at west springfield high. >> i was standing there and got hit by yogurt in the back of the head. >> reporter: after a series of fights at multiple high schools in fairfax county the school board is now considering putting surveillance cameras inside schools. >> the problems they found were after the food fights is it's hard for the principal to sort out who did what to whom. >> reporter: some view it as an invasion of privacy. >> as government we need to
teach students that the fourth a. means something, that we still have rights to privacy, that if you're in a place required by law, that means that the government isn't necessarily going to be watching everything you do. >> the kids shouldn't be doing anything that shouldn't be recorded anyway. so they should feel free to have cameras in the schools just to keep things safe and secure. >> reporter: one parent told us what you lose in privacy you gain in deterrents. >> normally i'm against invasion of privacy, but in this case, you know, it's going to symptom the kids from doing bad -- stop the kids from doing bad things, so i think it's a good thing. >> reporter: it was remembered years ago there was controversy about assigning police officers to schools. some described it as the creation of a police state. >> within a year after the police officers were in the schools everybody was fine with it. they felt it was a very positive thing that the police officers that were in school were friendly towards students and they were helpful to keep things in control in the school. >> reporter: exterior cameras have been in place at fairfax
county schools a number of years. the system says there is evidence it has reduced vandalism and other crime. beth parker, fox 5 news. >> tonight's meeting was a work session, no vote. board members and principals have been talking with parentsen and students trying to gain the feeling -- parents and students trying to gauge the feelings of the community. just one week before the travel season kicks off the governor has fined american eagle airlines $900,000 for keeping more than 600 passengers on 15 different flights sitting on the tarmac at chicago's o'hare airport at least three hours in may. this fine is the largest penalty to be paid by an airline in a consumer protection case not involving civil rights violations, but the airlines say those fines could end up hurting consumers. partner with the pillsbury law group joins us, kenneth quinn. thanks for being here. we know you now represent the airlines. what's your thoughts? were the fines levied the right move and was the government ultimately trying to send a message to other airlines
heading into the holiday travel season? >> there's no question the government is trying to send a message. it could have been up to $16.7 million of a message, but d.o.t. is live iing a $900,000 fine off-- levying a $900,000 fine offsetting it with $200,000 the airline has already paid in terms of redemptions and frequent flyer awards, but the real problem here is not only of the able making. you have route delays throughout the system. it really requires a collaborative approach. big fines can have an unintended anti-consumer effect because what both private and public studies are showing is airlines are now three times more likely to cancel flights. i don't know about you, but if i'm stranded in hartford connecticut trying to get to new york, i'd rather take another hour on that aircraft provided i have beverages and a lavatory than being stranded. it's a difficult situation requiring a multi-faceted response. >> i get that and playing
devil's advocate nobody wants to be stranded on the tarmac. i've been there and we've heard horror stories for people sitting there eight hours, no food, crying babies, no working restrooms. so there has to be something to give the passengers some sort of rights. somebody needs to be held responsible. what do you think is the solution? >> well, there's always a place for enforcement actions, but where you have true dispatch and air traffic control the federal government itself having capacity problems and over 65% of these delays, the extended tarmac delays over three hours, are due to weather and natural acts of god we have to be patient. we have to work on the underlying causes of solving those delays. the problem is if you just hammer one party that really can't control all these other events, it can be unfair and have this unintended effect of just saying the heck with this. i'm going to cancel these flights leaving passengers stranded for longer periods of time, longer travel times. so it's a very complex problem
requiring a nuance approach. >> sounds like we need to go back and figure out how to make everybody responsible for their role in. this thanks so much for coming in tonight. it will be the make it or break it moment for president obama's healthcare law. the supreme court says it is ready to take on the issue. plus the time for occupy protesters might be running out. camps getting closed, supporters in cuffs, why some say the camps are turning into ground zero for crime.
it appears patients with the occupy protesters has gone from wearing thin to wearing out in several cities. some demonstrators are being forced out in the wake of some violent crimes. fox's casey steigel has the latest. >> reporter: plagued with upheaval and the shooting death of main last week today the tents came down at the -- of a
man last week today the tents came down at the occupy camp in oakland. from oakland to st. louis, denver to salt lake city dozens of arrests at occupy movements across the country this weekend including encampment closures. >> we have no beck of leaving and if we -- intention of leaving and if we get evicted, we'll be back. >> reporter: portland mayor sam adams set a midnight deadline saturday for the demonstrators to pong and leave. >> crime, reported -- pack up and leave. >> crime, reported assaults has increased in the area and around the camps. >> reporter: thousands filled the streets despite eviction warnings. a woman was raped saturday night inside a tent at the occupy philadelphia site. city leaders say they arrested a suspect but now the future of the event there is in question. >> their intentions have changed. ged. all this is not good for philadelphia. >> reporter: that same sentiment is being echoed in a
growing number of u.s. cities. those who say the message of the 99% is fine, but the violence and squall lore at these camps is not. -- squall ore at these camps is not. >> they've been defecating, urinating and vomiting all over the plaza. >> i want to be out here and support and say people have a right to assemble and protest what the government is doing. >> reporter: some small business owners held a protest today of their own in new york city where they said since the ows movement began there it has cost local companies about a half a million dollars in lost revenue. in los angeles casey steigel, fox news. the fight over president obama's healthcare law is headed to the highest court in the land. the supreme court announced it will hear arguments next march. the main focus, deciding whether the individual mandate is unconstitutional that would require every american to have health insurance by 2014 or pay paint. the justices will look at
whether -- pay a penalty. the justices will look at whether the rest of the law can stand on its own if that mandate is struck down. >> it will decide whether or not the rest of the act which many americans report including the ban on insurance companies discriminating based on preexisting conditions, allowing expanded access to medicaid for individuals who have low incomes, whether those provisions can stand or not. >> the white house says it is pleased that the justices will hear the case. a decision is expected by late june, early july right in the middle of the 2012 run for president. why you could soon be saying good-bye to the nba season, the development today that could be the nail in the coffin. also ahead tonight another twist in the penn state scandal that will have you shaking your head. find out who the judge in the case is connected to. we'll be right back. [ man ] i got this citi thank you card
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instead that child sex abuse scandal has rocked the school and community. as fox's david lee miller tells us, the stigma is now spreading off campus. >> reporter: the distinct court judge who released pedophile jerry sandusky on $100,000 bail is coming under fire. a woman who did volunteer work for the second mile charity by sandusky, the judge reportedly contributed money to second mile after sandusky's departure. the attorney general's office sought half a million dollars bail and electronic monitoring. pennsylvania governor tom corbett said sandusky's bail should have been higher. speaking on fox news sunday he predicted the number of victims will likely increase. >> in looking at other cases like this, it would not be uncommon to find other victims because when the word gets out, when people understand that authorities are actually doing something about this, that they
may be believed, then more people come forward another investigations. >> reporter: sandusky continues to keep a low profile and has not been seen in public. the principal of an elementary school next to sandusky's home says precautions have been taken to protect the children. supporters continue to rally around fired head coach joe paterno. over the weekend pittsburgh steelers running back and former penn state player a franco harris says criticism of paterno has been unfair and unjust. >> i thought joe handled it the way he was supposed to handle it and he's to report to his superiors and what he did and that's the way that it should be. >> reporter: the penn state sex abuse scandal has resulted in yet another resignation, the ceo of the second mile charity which was founded by jerry sandusky and which he allegedly used to find his victims has stepped down. the new head of the charitable foundation says he's not sure if it will be able to survive the ongoing controversy. at penn state dave lee miller, fox news.
five more people are in custody and charged with the kidnapping of washington nationals catcher wilson ramos. venezuelan police say the new suspects are from colombia. ramos was kidnapped at gunpoint point from his parents home last week. police arrested six venezuelans friday night. the men in custody are linked to paramilitary groups. ramos was not physically hurt but says he suffered psychological damage. damage. this may be damaging psychologically to some people out there, the nba lockout could end the season. sports director dave feldman is here. what is the latest information in this? >> every day it seems that the nba owners give the players union another take it or leave it and they did and one that was supposed to come today and they chose to leave it, but they took it another step further than that. they're going to decertify as a union and plan on suing the league for those thousands and millions of dollars trying to
make up for lost revenue. so if you thought maybe they could salvage something, today's situation makes an nba season this year seem very unlikely. kely. >> our orders are clear right now. the current offer that is on the table from the nba is not one we can accept. our orders are also clear that we're willing to continue to negotiate and we are willing to continue discussions on potential compromise on our numbers, our economics for some continued improvements in the system. >> everybody was fully engaged. we had all kinds of discussions. we had all kinds of viewpoints, but the agreement was when we walked out the room, we walked out together. we're unified. the guys are with us as much as they want to play basketball, they're still of the mindset that they're not going to accept a bad deal. >> we didn't hear from the other side. that is the owners and commissioner david stern who said today that today's act by
the union was a charade and that the union was irresponsible. >> those are strong words. >> it's not going well right now. hoop fans, get on the college game because you're not going to see the pro game for quite some time. going from one bit of bad news in the nba to bad news for the redskins in the nfl. >> leonard hankerson, a rookie wide receiver out of miami yesterday caught eight balls for 106 yards hurt his hip. he's gone for the season, injured reserve. so another blow after a guy just had a great game. rex grossman who started and played okay but they lost will be the starting quarterback again when the dallas cowboys come to town. that will be, of course, sunday on fox. so rex will start. he made his first start since week six against the eagles yesterday, threw two more interceptions. his total is 11. he was able to bring back the vertical game, passed 215 yards, a long of 22. today the head coach explained why he decided to stick with no. 8.
>> he's a little bit more confident. he's been obviously under the gun a lot more than john has, but when you do miss the otas, miss a lot of the preparation, you can kind of see it when somebody is playing. rex got a lot more playing time and he played with a lot of confidence and made a bunch of good throws throughout the game. >> so the schedule doesn't do them any favors either. dallas cowboys this week. then they fly ute west to take on seattle. seattle just -- out west to take on seattle. seattle just beat the ravens yesterday. then they have the jets and new england both very good teams and the new york giants coming back thinking payback. >> let's go back to the quarterback situation a minute. rex grossman is back in. people are saying we keep flip- flopping. could be it a situation where the coach is the issue? >> on why the team is struggling? >> yeah.
>> a lot of people think the coach is the issue. he's going to stay for a while. he's the coach. yeah, certainly some people questioned what he's doing. he's doing with the quarterbacks they got. i think they would ideally tell you they need a better quarterback, but you would not be alone if you were saying mike shanahan has some issues. the record would indicate that, five straight losses. >> just putting it out there. we all know there's no cure for the common cold, but there are things to ease the symptoms. we've got them coming up. plus the stores opening earlier than ever. that means as are coming earlier than ever. we're taking you inside the black friday deals. >> this fox 5 stock market report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. live life heroically.
metro is looking for a few good servicemen and women. the transit agency held a military open house to fill hundreds of jobs today. as fox 5's maureen umeh so his us, the response was over-- shows us, the response was overwhelming. >> reporter: metro says it opens doors and andy zlunga certainly hopes so, one of hundreds of transitioning or retired military service members who packed the open house monday looking for a job with the company. >> it has been kind of hard, particularly with the economy. i actually was recently laid off as a result of our contract ending. i was a government contractor working for the department of defense. >> reporter: he has been a marine 10 years with a business and engineering background. it is a specialized skill set but the type metro officials want to help fill hundreds of positions with their engineering, mechanics, administrative and other departments. >> i think the military probably is a welcome transition to the opportunity at metro because 679 types of
training and experiences that they -- because of the types of training and experiences that they have in the military. >> reporter: one of the more popular positions, jobs with metro police department. police deputy chief leslie campbell served in the army 14 years and says metro is the perfect place for armed service professionals. >> we feel that military members definitely have what we're looking for. they're honest, integrity, responsible. so we welcome military candidates. >> reporter: the one-day open house gave applicant the opportunity to meet face to face with the people in a position to hire. angie standegrees l's husband is in the military -- stanzel's husband in the military but she's taking advantage of the open house. >> i know that they have very good positions and you can oftentimes move around and advance. >> reporter: andy says he's already gotten solid leameds, leads he and others here hope -- leads, leads he and others here hope will open doors to a
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it say big weekend for weeks. many retailers released their black friday ads and it looks like it is going to be a huge shopping day. fox 5 money reporter melanie alnwick spent the day scanning for the best deals. >> the black friday ad blitz has begun, well, online at least. >> as of right now, we have pretty much all of the major black friday ads out and that's the big hitters such as wal- mart, best buy, target, toys r us, kohl's. we just put up macy's.
>> reporter: bfads.net has been tracking those coveted circulars since 2003 and he's seen an interesting trend. >> this is probably the earliest we've seen all ads come out early. the big thing this year is wal- mart who is normally very proactive and protective about not letting the ads leak early is they released their ad last thursday on facebook. >> retailers know that there's an excitement that they want to build. >> reporter: and they do that very well with holiday sales circulars says mike gaddy, executive director of the national retail federation's marketing division. websites used to get early leaks of those ads in lots of covert ways. now rethundershowers know it makes sense to play along. -- now retailers know it makes sense to play along. it helps readers sift through all that information. still because it's the most competitive shopping season don't expect retailers to put it all out there just yet. >> i think they really still
keep a few surprises up their sleeve. so the really good ones are probably still being kept secret. >> reporter: early black friday ads give budget conscious shoppers plenty of time to plan out their deal hunting. then they just got to get up early and go find them. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. a. >> well, in case you did not. >> well in, case you did not get outside today, you missed an absolutely incredible day of 72 or 73 degrees. >> did you get out and enjoy it? >> a little bit. you normally wear your shorts. >> oh, yeah, i wore shorts all day today. >> what did you do? >> just run around town and tonight going out for dinner it was still warm. i had a jacket auto, didn't need it. >> it was absolutely beautiful. >> -- on, doesn't different need it. >> it was absolutely beautiful. >> it's about 67 degrees. it's about 7 or 8 degrees warmer now than it typically is it for this time in the middle of the day. good stuff.
i wish i could tell you we're going to keep it going tomorrow. we're going to drop out of temperatures in the low 70s and more likely we'll be in the mid- 60s tomorrow. guess what? still a bargain for november, but we're going to way some sunshine out for clouds. first we have focus on the good stuff today. these are the high temperatures, 73 at reagan and dulles, bwi 74 and i would not be surprised we get a few more of those. annapolis is still 70 degrees at 10:00, so is quantico and fredericksburg and cumberland. a nice warm southwest wind out ahead of a frontal system is keeping temperatures up. bottom line, it's not going to be cold tonight. clouds are trying to come in. we are 68 degrees and look at nashville still at 70 degrees, but colder temperatures are coming. check out chicago at 47 degrees. we've had some severe weather where these cold temperatures have been bumping up against the warmer temperatures and that's where our frontal system is. so behind the front we're
finding temperatures dropping to the 40s and into the 30s, but the thing is this front is moving very slowly. so tomorrow it will get closer to the area. we should get up to about 66 degrees but we'll have a lot of clouds around and some showers, especially in the afternoon, light stuff. i don't think it looks very wet, but wednesday a little better chance for more widespread showers and heavier as the frontal system stalls to our south and waves of low pressure ride along it. it will affect our temperature down to 62 degrees. thursday about 54 degrees. the skies will brighten a bit, definitely a lot cooler when you compare it to today. so sentinel radar, a line of showers and storms. finally this is beginning to weaken. we've had some very large hail and reports of tornadoes along this line including across champaign, illinois, a touchdown earlier today, large hail up through pennsylvania. as you watch the line the last number of hours now, it's beginning to weaken as it gets closer. we think this will take a while, but the first edge will
likely dry up a bit as it to come through our area. let's check out futurecast because got a good bead on it tonight. run this out to 7 a.m. notice how most of the showers are trying to dry up. there could be a few around, but it looks like this frontal system is going to run out of moisture, although it will get a little bit of let's say instigation on it and that will happen wednesday. by 5:00 tomorrow we also continue to have a couple showers around, but what happens is the front stalls to our south. that area of low pressure starts to develop on it and wednesday morning it looks like we have showers in here. a lot of it will pass just south of d.c. as you can see on wednesday's 5:00 time slot and maybe just maybe still a few lingering thursday morning, but after that it's the colder thayer comes in a couple snow showers -- air that comes in, a couple snow showers from the mountains and we'll see our temperatures drop wednesday night. mostly cloudy tonight, mild, breezy, maybe drop to 57 but
might stay as warm as 60 in some spots. tomorrow a cloudy day with some showers but mild at 66 degrees. the breeze will pick up after the front comes through out of the northwest at 5 to 15 and we talked about wednesday probably being a little bit wetter. we drop back to the 50s then for thursday, friday and saturday, but the storm pattern now is one where there's a lot of storms coming into the west coast and it will eventually send more surges of moisture our way. you got to stay tuned at 11:00 because we're going out on that limitation a hack sark it's winter weather prediction time. -- hacksaw. it's winter weather prediction time. the storm force is going to let you know what we predict this time in inches. washington national candidate drail has sprung to life months after that devastating earthquake. the cathedral opened for the first time this weekend since the august quake and today
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than kids staying home, they -- sick more often than kids at home, they still grow up to be healthier with a stronger immune system. we may be gearing up for the most wonderful time of year, but it can be the achy sniffy sign of as well. some remedies to help fight off the common coach. >> reporter: it's that time of year ago when the weather -- common cold. >> reporter: it's that time of year ago when the cold season revs up. >> the common cold is usually caused by rhinovirus and other airborne viruses that cause a collection of symptoms such as a stuffy nose, post nasal drip, sore throat, often from coughing and usually low grade temperatures. >> reporter: dr. hallas says a cold lasts five to seven days and could trigger secondary infections like strep throat, pneumonia and ear, sinus and lung infection. there is no cure for the common cold, but there are many
remedies that claim to make you feel better faster like echinacea. >> a very popular, though not a tremendous amount of evidence is actually is beneficial. it doesn't seem to be harmful, but there isn't a tremendous amount of data that is actually preventing or helping the cold leave after. >> reporter: what about your grandma's chicken soup? >> there is actually some nice date that shows chicken soup has something inherent within the ingredients that may have some antioxidant and maybe even anti-bacterial activity. >> reporter: a lot of people turn to vitamin c, but does it work? >> again not a tremendous amount of data that the large doses of vitamin c are going to prevent your cold or make your cold end shorter. >> reporter: how about a little humidity? >> humidity really helps our body to keep our airways nice and moist as well as soothe if
we're coughing a lot. additionally a lot of humidity in the environment makes it harder for the cold viruses to actually travel. >> reporter: taking zinc when you're feeling under the weather can help you feel better fast. >> zinc actually happens to be favorite out of all these because there is some very nice studies, one out of cleveland and one out of dartmouth, that shows zinc can decrease the duration of your cold up to 42%. >> reporter: colds can make you feel miserable, so dr. hallis says prevention is actually the best medicine. >> wash your hands regularly. wash common surfaces. stay home if you are not feeling well so you aren't contaminating others. moderate form of exercise. keep well hydrated and a good balanced nutritious diet. >> i'm laura ingalls, fox news. >> the news keeps coming tonight. here's brian with the news edge at 11:00. right off the top she's