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the far left of your screen on this wednesday morning. it is a chilly one. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's talk with tony perkins with the latest on our weather which is quite normal. >> it is quite normal. we have returned to normal conditions. we had some nice warmth there for i while but this is where we should be for this time of year and it is here as we get ready to welcome december tomorrow. >> oh, my gosh. >> crazy. take a look at the bus stop forecast. it will be a much cooler morning. remember, the kids will need their coats today as temperatures this morning will range from the 30s into the low 40s under mostly clear skies, chilly start to the day. sunrise is at 7:06 this morning. current temperatures around the region, we are at 41 degrees here in washington. dulles you're port is at 38 degrees. baltimore, 42.
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patuxent naval air station, 42. winchester, 37. you get the picture. it is a much colder start to the day and it will be a cooler day today. temperature returning to normal. look for mostly -- well, i will say partly sunny skies as there will be some clouds through the day. it will be breezy. you want to be aware of that. and cooler. highs in the low 50s today. in washington, we think a high of 53 degrees. more coming up. >> must a little bit. >> all right. say so long to the 60s. maybe they'll make a comeback. >> they might. they frequently do. >> let's check in with julie to get a look at traffic. >> so far, so good. an easier drive to start off our wednesday morning commute compared to yesterday when we had at wet pavement. we'll say good morning once again to the crew in sky fox hovering above 270. as you work you way southbound out of rockville leaving falls roadded out towards the splid, you will find the lanes are open. the volume is dim increasing as you work your way southbound. you are incident-free. we check out the top stretch
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for you leaving i-70. traffic will slow briefly at 109. that is it. we'll update your ride here along 395. it is running at speed as you work your way northbound toward the main line ad the hovsed out towards the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. he is accused of taxing women across several states for more than a decade -- of attacking women across several states for more than a decade. >> the suspected east coast rapist is now in virginia to face charges. stacy cohan has more. >> reporter: the east coast rapist was a notorious criminal wanted by police for over adecade. there were billboards. there were wanted posters and finally police zeroed in on this man, aaron thomas. it appears virginia will be the first jurisdiction to bring him to trial. a arrived yesterday from new halfen, connecticut. that is where he was arrested back in march after
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investigators connected to him to dna on a discarded cigarette butt. that dna was then connected to several of these sexual say us. con cop agreed to send him to virginia because they believe he is likely to get a longer sentence if he is convicted of a crime here. he faces numerous charges including two counts of rape, abduction and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. >> we are just happy to get the opportunity to be able to try him and hopefully make our having tip as aling more comfortable. if he is convicted, he won't be out on the street doing this to anyone else. >> reporter: in all, thomas is suspected in as many as 17 sexual assaults over a 10-euro span. those assaults took place in maryland, virginia, rhode island and connecticut. connecticut has agreed not to bring him back to the trial if he is sentenced to greater than 60 years here in the state of virginia. his hearing is expected to
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begin at 8:00 a.m. i'm stacy cohan. back to you. >> thank you. the gaithersburg man suspected in the disappearance air frederick woman in aruba now free most likely to leave aruba first thing in the morning. new video shows gary giordano leaving jail last night. he has been held as the prime suspect in the case since early august. giordano claims robyn gardner was swept out to sea after snorkeling. other topper toies, a deadly house fire in prince george's countiy has claimed two more lives. simone monroe and her aunt died at the hospital. monroe's son, six-year-old omari noel was also killed in that fire. investigate overs say it appears to be accidental sparked by an overloaded power strip in the living room. an employee with the d.c. fire and ems has been put on administrative leave penning an investigation into the death of an elderly woman. the issue is whether a
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paramedic ignored standard protocols or simply made a bad decision in assessing the condition of the 87-year-old. she tied after being transported to howard university hospital. the department has been operating under new rules since the d.c. inspector general's office cited an ann unacceptable chain of failure in the death of david rosenbaum in 2006. u.s. park police are ask for help as they investigate a deadly hit and run. 72-year-old louis poteet was killed what i dark colored mercedes crashed into his car. it happened monday morning on the bw parkway near beltsville. police believe the driver they are looking for may have been involved any vet race before that rash happened. hoyt. marion barry running for d.c. counsel skill again. the former fourth-term mayor filed his deck lahr is a of canned cassie for the seat in ward 8. he says he will work towards improving the ward's employment outlook and bringing new development to the area. his campaign kickoff will take place early next year. a fight to fatten your
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paycheck. we'll have the latest on the payroll tax cut. also ahead, man would tried to assassinate president reagan fighting to go free. we'll at the time you what is going to happen in court today. q
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attorneys for the man who tried to assassinate president reagan will be in court this morning. they will argue for the release of john hinckley asking for him to eventually be allowed to leave st. elizabeth's hospital so he can go into his family's care. hinckley has been in the psychiatric facility since 1982. a los angeles judge has sentenced cop rad murray to four years in prison for his role in the death of michael jackson. at sentencing yesterday, the judge said a recording of jackson from dr. murray's cell phone in which the sing are was obviously impaired played a role in his decision to give
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nursey the max -- to give murray the maximum sentence. president obama's payroll tax cut is set to expire at the end of this year but it is looking like it will be extended. republican leaders say they will join democrats in support of the measure. however, there is still no agreement on how to pay for the tax break. coming up next, gop presidential hopeful rick perry make another high-profile flub and herman cain makes a scheduling change. at cool and breezy day on tap for you. definitely different than yesterday. we'll check in with tony for your full forecast when we return. you are watching fox 5 morning news. stay with us. 
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well love to see you on friday morning helping out with our annual stuff a truck food drive. it is this friday morning at the locations you see on your screen.
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same locations we go every year so hopefully by now, you've got to down. we'll see you once again. bring your nonposterior issuable food items to these location or pick some up at the giant stores on your way. we'll be there from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on friday. it all benefits the capital area food bank. before you head out, tune in and you will be able to see us. we always have great entertainment out there. keep you busy while you're out there. >> as has been the case in other years, i will be at the brentwood location. so should be fun. bring out your -- holly will be at another location, not sure which one. there is always kind of this competition that goes on. holly is so good and upbeat and former cheerleader and everything. she always beats me in terms of the amount of food. >> air going to step up this year. >> yeah, all of this is for i agod cause so i want a lot of people to come out. >> you are lob youing for brentwood right now. >> we want to fill that truck. we want to stuff. >> holly going to answer with
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four or more trucks. that's all right. the more the merrier. >> that's right. >> all goes to the same place. >> it will be cold but it will not be as coal as in past years when we've been in the teens and the like. probably in the 30s friday morning. but then it will become milder. we're there all day long. let's take a look at what is going on outside right now. it is a cool, chilly start to the day. it is cold in places. once your temperatures are in the 30s, we got to say that's cold. dulles airport, 37 degrees. right now, manassas, 36. gaithersburg is at 39 degrees. in wash, it is 40 degrees at this hour. so wave dropped off a little bit. -- so we've dropped off a little bit. we'll talk about winds now. we still get the wrap around winds and they will be coming out of the west-northwest. right now, they are sustained wind about five miles per hour in the district. 14miles per hour down at
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patuxent naval air station. not particularly brisk here. but we've got to factor that in and give us in some wind chills this morning. first time in a long time it feels like that. it feels like 37 degrees in washington and baltimore. feel like 31 at dulles airport. forecast for today is a rather simple one after a couple of days of tricky forecasts. partly sunny skies today. breezy, cooler, high about 53 degrees. yes, we got up to 60. we were in the upper 60s yesterday. ?irks the mid-60s like i said. win are out of the west today gusting up to 15 miles per hour. thank you, tucker barnes. clear skies tonight, cold temperatures. 36-degree for your overnight low. some of you will be right around the freezing mark. here is your five-day forecast. cool temperatures tomorrow too. our temperature more seasonable for the next five days. coal at night. lows in the 30s. lots of sunshine and dry. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, jury is standing by with
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more on our on-time traffic. >> you are talking about suffer a truck. up a going to be out there with you. >> you are? >> not for the whole show. somebody has to work. >> i'll be working. >> you know what? meese remind me again because i'll bring you your pumpkin pie on friday. >> make sure there is enough buzz our friends at wpjc. they'll all be there. >> i'm not feeding all of them. >> it better be a big pie, baby. let's say good morning to the crew in sky position. you will find that your lanes are open. here we are passing mva. we are starting to do the bumper to bumper thing. but the lanes are open in towards rockville o beltway, you will fine lanes are open, no incidents to report here at university boulevard. the pace is good leaving 59
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headed around towards georgia avenue. southbound 95, 259 quiet out of laurel. no problems reported on 66 but it is starting to slow as you make your way in from fair oaks headed in towards vienna. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. republican presidential candidate herman cain makes a calendar change that has him questioning if he is getting ready to drop out of the race. cain has been under fire for high row file allegations of an affair and sexual harassment brought forward by several women. yesterday, cain told aides he is reassessing his run. the move came one day of a georgia woman said she had more than a 13 year affair with cain. in a conference call with senior staff, cain said he will only commit to campaign appearances over the next several days. he did catch flak for his bag case of brain freeze during a recent debate. now, another flub by gop candidate texas governor rick perry that is making headline. during a stop in new hampshire yesterday, he apparently forgot that 18 is the legal voting age
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in the u.s. >> though of you that will be 21 by november 12th, ask for your support and your vote. those who won't be, just work hard. >> well, perry realized his mistake. he didn't do anything to indicate it. there were a few whispers going on in the crowd. meanwhile, president obama will be on the campaign trail today with stops in scranton, pennsylvania and new york city. coming up, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. we'll take a look at how the markets could wrap up the month of november. as we go to break, it is one tasty town. a rendering of las vegas done gingerbread style. it was concocted by david m schwartz architects here in the nation's capital. every christmas season since 2006, they've drawn up a plan and invited other, tects, designers and building enthusiasts to help create. it the sweet structures are then donated to local hospitals and other community organizes to raise a little money and spread a little holiday cheer. drinkin'? u i'm drinkin' dunkin'.
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sit a rally on wall street but overall, stocks down for the second to last month of 2011. lauren simonetti with our business beat. you felt like we went back a year or so. we had these violent swings. what was the final tally? >> the final tally was a mixed market. the dow is up 32 points. the nasdaq was down by 11. the s&p 500 was higher by two and a half points but no november, not good at all, steve. we have each of the three major averages down at least 3.3% in november. it really was not a good month. but don't worry, december is a lot better. average gains for the broader market of 1.7% historically in december. we might have a santa claus rally after all. >> that would be nice. one thing we were watching were
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the banks. a lot of downgrades on wall street. >> 37 financial institutions were downgraded one notch by standard & poors including seven huge banks in america. are what this means that is they need more money. they need more cash to do business. never a good sign for the banks and bank of america shares by the way yesterday closed around $5, their lest level since march of 2009. so especially for b of a, this downgrade story not a good one. when it comes to the airlines, was their response from the airlines to american -- was there response from the airlines to american's news. >> jetblue shares gained 11%. so american's parent amr filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy resource sending american shares down to just a quarter each, still trading on the new york stocks exchange amid very heavy volatility. the sexer was up dramatically. there are only two airlines
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left, jetblue and southwest, who have not used the bankruptcy courts to reorganize their debts and their labor costs. those shares did really well yesterday. so 48 bankrupt says in the airline sector since 1994. >> wow! hopefully some better news ahead for all of us in december as we get november out of here. thank you so much. we'll see you tomorrow morning. >> sure. >> coming up, facebook now reaching an agreement with the government over the way it handles your personal information. also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist back in virginia now and set to appear in court this morning. we'll have the latest on this case when fox 5 morning news continues. ntinues. a chilly 40 degrees in the nation's capital. 
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facebook is promising the government it will do more to
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protect the privacy of its users. the social networking joint has reached a settlement now with the fcc. there were complaints in 2009 that accused facebook of exposing users' details without their permission. facebook will it have to obtain the permission before making changes to the privacy policy. thirty days after an account is deleted, the information from that page will no longer be accessible. >> it seems like there are always change an something happens on the facebook people and i don't know what happens. >> that is why you don't deal with it. >> i do not. >> probably a bitter person. >> just old-fashioned. >> how do you know what tucker has been up to. >> he yaps in my ear.
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>> i think he is passing on good information this morning. >> yes, we both have god information this morning. >> 40 degrees, quite a bit cooler than earlier this week. >> absolutely right. our daytime high will be 20 degrees cooler than it was over the course of the weekend. we'll be back to where we should be. look! it is sentinel satellite. forgive me. nothing to show you you -- to show you as far as precipitation goes. we'll have clouds with us through the day but not a cloudy day and we don't expect precipitation. we are in a drying trend now. current temperatures around the region, 40 degrees at reagan national airport. 37 at dulles. 41 at bwi marshall. your day planner for today, we'll see a good a sunshine today. it will be breezy and chilly. highs into the low 50s and that will just about do it that is
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where we should be for this time of year. coming up, today's edition of ask the weather guys. what do i want to tell you about this one? it's question about buildings and that is all i'm going to say for now. >> hope to get a little more out of you. >> sounds fascinating. >> i'll tell you what it is. >> why do we call stories stories. >> it is about buildings, not a good tease. >> julie wright is always right if i few stories. >> yes, they. >> but none that i can tell on morning television. >> not true. not true. >> what happens in gaithersburg stays in gaithersburg. >> all righty then. >> it is such a hot spot, you know. gaithersburg, vegas. all right. we'll say good morning to the crew in sky fox hovering above the beltway in tysons corner. you will find traffic volume
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moving each way. no incidents to report as you travel north of the dulles toll road headed north on the american legion bridge. outer loop, you are at speed as welcoming out 66. drainsville road north of wiehle avenue for the accident reported. taking it back inside, we'll update the ride here at 66 eastbound. the gang is all here. not only are we bunched up in manassas but we have delays here in fair oak headed eastbound towards 123. no incidents to report as you continue closer in towards the beltway. beltway top side below speed university boulevard around to georgia avenue. don't forget. icc is open and it is still free until monday. that could save you some time traveling between laurel and gaithersburg. the suspected east cost rapist back in virginia now facing numerous charges. >> he is expected to face a judge this morning and stacy cohan is live at the courthouse in manassas with the latest details on this. >> reporter: this will be a long awaited moment for some
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here in virginia around for law enforcement who have been chasing the east coast rapist as he was known for more than a decade. it appears manassas way be the first jurisdiction to have a shot at hut putting him on trial. he arrived here in manassas yesterday. he came from new haven, connecticut. that is where he was arrested in march after authorities picked up one of his discarred cigarettes an dna was traced and connected to some of the sexual assaults. connecticut agreed to allow virginia to try him first in the hopes that, if he is convicted here in the common wealth, he will receive a lengthier sentence. aaron top thomas is suspected of at least 17 sexual assaults over a 10-year span up and down it is east coast. faces charges in six cases including a crime on halloween of 2009. that is when a group of trick or treaters was approached by a man. two girls were pulled away and
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sexually assaulted. they did manage to break away as one girl managed to detect a parent during a sexual assault. police and prosecutors hope he will face trial in those charges. he is 40 years old. the attacks that took place over the span of the east coast rapist's crimes occurred in virginia, maryland, connecticut and rhode island. the hearing begins here this morning at 8:00 a.m. reporting live, i'm stacy cohan. >> thank you. arob afreed gary giordano last night and this morning he could be coming back to maryland. a judge freed the gaithersburg man last night despite being the prime suspect in the disappearance of robyn gardner. prosecutors are still trying to build a caisse against him. -- aruba freed gary giordano last night. a deadly house fire in prince george's county has now
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claimed two more lives. simone monroe and her aunt died at the hospital. monroe's son, six-year-old omari noel was also killed in the fire. investigators say it appears to have been accidental sparked by an overloaded power strip in the living room. home had no working smoke detectors. d.c. fire and etch ms once again facing scrutiny. this time over the death of an elderly woman. >> it comes five years after the demeanor came under fire for the handling of a pay shouldn't who died in its care. paul wagner reports. >> reporter: since the fire department is not releasing the facts in the allegation, the participate she want's name and add rest or even her medical condition, there is much we don't know. however, this much is clear. the 87-year-old woman was transported to hour university hospital and died after seeing a doctor. would it have made a difference if the paramedic had rid tonight hospital with the patient in the ambulance. if not, did he go against the protocols of fire department's medical staff. >> there are some concerns regarding this incident and that is why we placed the
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employ yes on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. >> reporter: the chief says his medical director has completed one phase of the investigation and recommended officials probe the matter further. >> so can we then take from that that your medical director believed that something went wrong. >> no, we can't take that from what i just said. i will say an investigation ensued based on recommendations from the medical director. now, how that investigation turns out, that will be based on the facts. >> reporter: the fire and ems department has been operating under a new set of rules after the d.c. inspector general's office citeed a, quote, unacceptable chain of failures by firefighters, paramedics, police officers and hospital personnel in the january 2006 treatment of david rosenbaum. a "new york times" journalist was assaulted near his northwest home during a robbery and later died. after the family filed a lawsuit, the city agreed to put in place new protocols that would ensure the best care for
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people who call 911 for help. paul wagner, fox 5 news. the rosenbaum family agreed to drop its lawsuit after men then mayor adrian fenty promised to form a task force. it was set up to establish new protocols to ensure proper care of patients. the chief says this is the first time the protocols have come into question under his tenure as head of fire and ems. coming up next, we are heading into the smart phone zone. >> there are a whole bunch of apps out there for kids but other than watching them every single second, what is a good way to know what your kids are actually playing and how safe they are. what gets the parental seal after approval. we'll tell you about a new push for a rating system for phone apps when fox 5 morning news continues.
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do you know what games your kids are playing when they're online? the same system that rates video game is now being extended to rate mobile apps but not available everywhere. >> time for a little smart
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phone zone talk. lauren demarco has more on that plus some of the best gifts for kids this holiday season. >> i've actually got a couple of things going o a recent survey found one in five parents useed a smart phone or tablet to keep their child distracted while running errands. so kids are being exposed to all sorts of apps. how do you mow if they are appropriate. the wireless association teamed one the ratings board to create a standard ratings system. you will recognize the symbols. the ratings will also evaluate features like location sharing, connections through social network an in-app purchases. mobile stores, at&t, sprint, u.s. cellular, verizon, t
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mobile and microsoft wit ice this. apple's app store and google's android are not participating yet. >> well be delighted to have them join us. they are doing the same thing we are. it is a different mechanism in place. anything that gets that information in front of consumeers we think is a good outcome. >> currently, apple rates apps for age appropriateness. the esrb and the ctia say they are hopeful google and apple will come on board. some carriers plan to implement within next few months but it may take longer for others. since we're talking about apps and children and it is the holiday season, wanted to talk about tablets to kids. i know some of the people here have been asking about that. >> break it on down. >> among kids aged 6 to 12, the ipad is the most wanted holiday tech gift. >> six-year-olds. >> ipad is expensive though. so i tried to look at some of the other options for you out there. there are a few tablets made
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for kids. for the really the ones here is the leapfrog leap pad which does not connect to wi-fi. can you download loopster apps by hooking it up to your pc. this is the cheapest in my list here. it starts at $100. >> okay. >> there is an android tablet made for kids. there are a bunch. preloaded apps and games. we are on the ipod touch. if we can go back, i put that kind of in the same category as amazon's new kinle fire because they cost about the same, $200. they are the same size, both use wi-fi. something to look into there. it has a camera though. we are looking at the ipod touch, not a tablet, of course, but it is similar to the iphone. it has the same features. just no phone service attached to it. but that is also $200. so that is kind of the going
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rate there. if you are willing to spend $200 on your kid. >> you can get them something. don't let them know the ipad exists. >> the problem is all their friend have. t.. >> one other thing which i love is obviously no matter what you get, you want to make sure it is in the case. fish are price has this really cute case that you can put an iphone in or something like that. how cute that is? there are all different cases in shapes and sizes for every device out there. so look into a case. >> is that for like a -- >> that is for -- a lot of parents, instead of buying new items are just doing the hand me down thing. >> they are regifting their iphones to th toddler. >> i see nothing wrong with that. >> and we missed one of the full screens there.
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you can find the list on let's check in with tony now. he joins with us a look at the forecast. >> the thing is is that kids, you know, are seeing their parents with the ipads and it is very interesting because i think for that age group that you specifically talked about, a lot of parents are saying the ipad has only been out for almost two years now and so now that it's been introduced, the kid get chance to play on it and now they want their own. >> i've seen kids under two years old. >> and even one-year-olds. i was reading blog about it. >> but like $400. i remember when $40, $50, $60 was a lot for a gift for a child. >> let's jump into weather. here yours bus stop forecast. are we starting with the bus stop? okay. we're going to see clear skies, chilly temperatures, ranging from the 30s to the 40s.
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sunrise at 7:06. let's move it along. we are at 40 degrees right now here in washington. 40 here. 43 in annapolis. 42degrees. plenty of 30s out there. 37 in gaithersburg. 37 at dulles airport. satellite-radar composite for the region, it's mix of clouds and clear skies this morning. that is the way it will be during the course of the day today. some of these clouds will hang out but we'll see a good am of sunshine today. it is some frozen precipitation in west virginia and ohio. that remains to our west. it will not impact us here in the washington area. if you live out to the west in west virginia or western maryland or near the mountain, you might get a couple of snow showers but not here. today, partly sunny skies. breezy, cooler, high about 53 degrees. winds could blow up to about 15 miles per hour. clear skies tonight. so even colder temperatures in the 30s. some of you will drop out to around the freezing mark for tonight. and then for the next several
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days, high temperatures in the 50s. really, actually pleasant. no, it is not the upper 60s and the 70s. but it is fine. it is actually where we should be for this time year as we enter into december tomorrow. that is a look at the weather. please say good morning to some tucker barnes. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> i'm fine. of a been here since 4:25. >> some people miss your early show. >> they do? >> they're already back in bed. >> especially the number one early show. >> thats with well over two hours ago. >> i'm shocked they're not up at 4:25 to watch. >> it is time for ask the weather guys, the segment where thank you,er and a put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. today's question comes from deanna williams in alexandria. just as i'm reading this on the air, that name is familiar. she writes, why do they call
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the floors in buildings stories as in a 10-story building? >> i've never really heard why. that is interesting. >> good question. >> it is a good question. before looked into this and it is actually rather interesting. this is another one of those questions that we do not know absolutely for sure why although we think we know why. >> a lot of stories out there about it, right? >> yes. >> there are theories. >> they try to come up with other theories. a gaelic word that meant flight of stairs and said that probably wasn't the answer. they hooked at a couple of other ideas. the one that the experts seemed to settle on over an over again is that way back in the day, we're going medieval times, whenever they had a store front or building, they would have two floors. the first floor you would live on or that is where your place
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of business was. >> a medieval skyscraper. >> the first floor is where you live or have your place of business. the second floor you might use for store an and you would have win the owes that they would paint stories on. >> pretty much. >> some of this, you are saying i'm just learning as you say it. you didn't read that myself. >> i think you just made it up. >> here is the deal. in medieval times, frequently on the windows that they would have in their homes on the second floor. >> or the first floor too. >> it had to be a story because it was on the second floor. >> not necessarily. >> you are incorrect. >> all right, boys. >> here it is. the one owes would have pictures on them. >> this is why we keep them on opposite ends of the desk. >> they would have pictures. >> they would tell a story. >> and that -- paint or crayons, whatever they had.
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>> medieval crayons. >> that was kind of a hangover, not literally, but over a period of time when people referred to the stories of a building, it came to be known as the various levels of a building. >> so when they had a new story to tell, it was as similar we as adding on to the top of the building. >> they with not do that just to tell a story. >> why not? anything is possible? >> apparently. >> i am a believer. it seems like a viable answer. >> i think so too. store cruz, you hear people say that is i 15-story building. it is somewhat arbitrary because the left of a story, the height of a story changes from building to building. generally speaking, a story is about 10 feet. we're out of time. if you have a high ceiling, then stories could be at least the first story could be bigger than the second story ysm real quick, how many hotels and buildings still don't have a
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13th floor or story. >> also, story is typically spelled s-t-o-r-e-y by the british. it is did i have report over there. thank you for the -- it is different over there. thank you for the question. i hope our stories entertained you. >> some medieval music. >> if have you a question you want answered, go to and click on the weather tab. >> i think i'm going to let the research continue on this one. >> no, we got it right. >> it's accurate. >> we have one disagreement. >> when did they start building the multistory building? >> back in the day. >> so medieval times? >> i don't know exactly when. >> glad you guys get along so well an agree on things. julie, weed into you there to play referee in a minute. >> all i got for say is santa is watching. you boys better behave. >> we are behaving. >> as the other one kicks the
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other one underneath the desk. sorry, sarah, that was your leg. >> i know, they beat me every day. >> i know, honey. on the roads, we'll say good morning to the crew in sky fox coming northbound on i-95. your leap are open out of newington head up towards the capital beltway. no problems to report, just some heavy volume annual take tin side. here in the express lanes going up to to the pentagon parking, got an incident here tying up the left lane of two. that will slow your roll as you travel into the express lanes. main line slowing in separate stretches between duke street and the 14th street bridge. you will fine nurse traveling southbound along 270, you have delays out germantown headed south of mva. more traffic approaching rockville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we monitor metro this morning. >> here is some good news about metro's escalators now. metro said in the month of september, it completed 88% of preventive maintenance on time. later this morning, the metro
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. remember on monday when i was in all those beautiful poinsettias and i said it's beginning to look a lot like christmas? well, this morning it's beginning to sound a lot like christmas. take a listen. ♪ >> reporter: we are live at the evangel cathedral, where they are gearing up for their christmas celebration. it's in its 21st year, and as you can see, it is no small scale production. this is a broadway style production that many people come back to each year. in fact, it not only has a huge
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cast, but 200 live animals and seven of the gospel industry leading musical artists that are a part of it. b.b.winan. we'll let you know how you can get your tickets. sarah? >> colorful costumes. time to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day. it is katherine, there she is. she says all she wants for christmas is to be fan of the day, so customerry christmas fact run. enjoy. if you want to be tomorrow's fan of the day, find us on facebook by searching fox 5 morning news and post a comment under katherine's photo. now over to allison who is joining steve. good morning. good morning, thank you so much. coming up on fox 5 morning news, accused of terrorizing more than a dozen people and
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now the east coast rapest is facing charges, and we are live where he is set to go before a judge today. intense night for occupy protestors and police in two cities, days after protestors were told to leave, police start rounding them up. we'll have the latest. also, herman cain set to hit the road in ohio today, brushing off allegations of an affair. but can his campaign survivor all this? what he told his supporters last night. fox5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. it's a chilly start to this wednesday morning. but we have a little sunlight coming up now. maybe that will warm things up a little bit. at least in theory, right? it's 7:00 now. glad you're with us. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm alison seymour. think it maybes us feel better when we see the sun coming out. >> sure do. >> tony perkins has the


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