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we see a back edge to this rain now especially across northern virginia and the snow in our region is up a bit east of hagerstown, even emmetsburg in a dry spot. westminster might be getting a little snow, but there have been big changes within the last hour to the winter weather advisory. we look at that now and those winter weather advisories mostly canceled now. where they're still in effect, frederick county, washington county, panhandle of west virginia for two more hours. the storm is rapidly moving out. snow is not going to be a big dial, but cold. is even the rain now is -- deal, but cold is. even the rain now is beginning to darren off. 2 to 4 inches record -- to taper off. 2 to 4 inches record setting rainfall across d.c. told, winds continue tonight and a cold blustery start to our thursday. we'll talk more about the weekend in the five-day forecast in a few minutes. they are cold, they are hungry, but they don't dare
speak out. we are not talking about the homeless in our communities, but american troops in the war zone, soldiers in afghanistan putting food in blankets on their -- putting food and blankets on their christmas wish list. fox 5's bob barnard has been looking into this. >> we thought this was going to be one of those often told stories about people pulling together to gather up goodies to send to our soldiers overseas. instead we found a military family turning their sadness into action and exposing some cold hard truths about life for some of our troops in afghanistan. at the manassas office of keller williams real estate the mother, sister and girl friend of a northern virginia soldier killed in afghanistan three months ago are collecting christmas donations. they'll be sending them to doug green's platoon still in the war zone. >> when we created the douglas green foundation, we knew that he, of course, always wanted to serve and we knew that we wanted to continue his legacy
and it's with soldiers. >> reporter: but not just with stocking soldiers. they say some of our troops are begging for blankets and food. >> it's heartbreaking to know these guys are freezing and they're hungry and they don't do anything about, it so we are. >> reporter: doug green was stationed at an isolated outpost working 16-hour days often eating just one m.r.e. a day. he was the communications chief for the unit able to skype with his girl friend alicia schwannstrom. >> just seeing that look in his eyes was a game changer for me and seeing him eat a tuna packet and that's all he, had that broke my heart. so after doug died i adopted a soldier because i realized there are other guys out there who are in during the same -- who are enduring the same situation and i wanted to help out and a bunch of our friend as come thed soldier and the guy i adopt -- friends adopted soldiers and the guy i adopted said i'm freezing at night can.
you please send me a blanket. >> some of these guys are at the forefront of the war. there's nothing there. >> reporter: marty runs anysoldier.com a website allowing troops to place requests for anything they need. yes, some request for food, others want blankets. >> not everybody has barracks. not everybody goes home at night. unless you've been there it's hard to explain. war is not a fun place. >> reporter: but specialist green's sister chrissy says the pentagon should be doing more. >> don't even admit it. just start sending stuff over there. i don't care if anyone has to know about it as long as they're getting fed and staying farm and getting the comfort they need -- warm and getting the comfort they need for doing what they're doing over there. that's all that matters. >> reporter: the douglas j. green foundation has been collecting donations all over virginia. one man is bringing them 60 new blankets all to be packed up and shipped to afghanistan this weekend. d. >> they deserve so much more.
bob barnard, thank you. [ bugle playing taps ] >> a special wreath laying ceremony today at the navy memorial to mark the 70th anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. the assault left nearly 2,400 service members dead and threw the united states into world war ii. survivors and veterans were among the 'who gathered in hawaii for a special -- many who gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony. the crowd phossed for a moment of silence at 7 -- paused for a moment of silence at 7:50 5 local time, the exact -- 7:55 local time, the exact time the bombing began 70 years ago. back at home 62 protesters arrested today part of the occupy d.c. movement. they set up in front of
frustrated drivers this afternoon shutting down streets around mcpherson square creating major traffic backups. tonight protesters took their message to the white house and then to the supreme court. look at this, a masked hero wanted for acting more like a bad guy. a person dressed like spider- man robbed the bb&t bank in ft. washington. the suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money and showed a gun. he got away with an undisclosed amount of cash jumping into a dark colored chrysler pacifica headed towards oxon hill road. no one will be charged in the death of a george washington university grad student patrick casey who fell after being shoved while punched during a confrontation in northwest. the u.s. attorneys office decide tonight press charges. he said there is no -- decided not to press charges. he said there is not enough ever of a crime. jerry sandusky is behind -- enough evidence of a crime. jerry sandusky is behind
jail. >> the latest charges, the result of grand jury testimony from two additional young men allegedly molested by sandusky when they were children. the ex-coach is now required to wear an electronic monitoring system and is not allowed to step foot onto penn state property. new york city banks on alert, someone sent a mail bomb to deutshe bank headquarters in germany. the package did not detonate no, one was hurt and the fbi says -- detonate, no one was hurt and the fbi says there is no specific threat. a tennessee home burns to the ground and firefighter can't do a thing but watch. homeowners in rural parts of ovion county can choose to pay a $75 protection fee. the woman who owns this home couldn't pay because she wasn't eligible. they did not have homeowners -- she did not have homeowners insurance which is a city requirement. she said she lost everything. still ahead tonight
focusing on homegrown terrorism. tordion precedented meeting auto capitol hill took -- today an unprecedented meeting on capitol hill took a closer look at who or what is to blame. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. just a second. just, just one second. ♪ what are you looking at? don't look up there. why are you looking up? ♪ get outta the car. get outta the car.
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>> focusing on the followers of one religion as the only credible threat to the nation's security is inaccurate. our military is open to all faiths. >> senator susan collins of maine criticized the defense department for classifying the massacre at ft. hood as workplace violence suggesting political correctness is being placed ahead of security. attorney general eric holder will face tough questions tomorrow about the government's fast and furious program. he will appear before the house judiciary committee. the justice department's program was supposed to trace guns that went from the u.s. into mexico, but allegedly ended up puttingwomens into the hands of criminals. guns -- putting weapons into the hands of criminals. celebrities are not waiting for tv interviews to speak their minds. why their fascinating with tweeting is getting them into hot water with the public. you can help make this holiday a one for local children in need. where you can drop off unwrapped toys tomorrow as you head out on your commute to and from work.
we all know millions of people are on twitter these days using their 140 characters to share with the world. that includes celebrities. as fox's dam housely shows us, they are using the site to reach out to fans in a way they never could before. take a look. >> reporter: after getting kicked off a flight tuesday actor alec baldwin did what many celebrities do these days when trouble comes. sent out a tweet. twitter has become an invaluable tool for celebrities who want to speak directly with their fans. >> it's what they want everywhere, control over their fate. >> it enables celebrities to get their message out instantaneously so they're no longer the victim of the news cycle. >> reporter: as more stars share their news there are times it can backfire. >> the celebrity can get out their message and take
ownership of the story, but if there's a misstep, it can also go the opposite direction and the celebrity might say something they'd regret or possibly open them up to a legal liability. so there is a downside. >> reporter: from ashton cusp earn helping it make it popular -- kutcher helping make it popular to lady gaga with nearly 16 million followers, nearly every athlete or celebrity has a presence on twitter. >> they make money from it. it builds followers and influence. they become thought leaders and promote their brands and other brands. so the celebrities who do it well and master it, it can be incredibly lucrative for them. >> it seems to give the fans some sense of being inside the scenes of. >> reporter: with very few celebrity mishaps left uncovered diehard fans may be the unfortunately winners knowing every move their -- may be the unfortunately winners knowing every move their -- the
ultimate winners everybodying every move their favorite celebrity makes. here's laura evans now with your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight do you know how much sugar is in your child's favorite cereal? no. 5, the environmental working group tested 84 popular brands and found kellogg's honey smacks, post golden crisp and general mills wheaties fuel have 20 grams of sugar in a 1 cup serving. that's equivalent to a twinkie. experts suggest mixing high sugar cereal with a low one as an alternative. no. 4, the government will not make the morning after pill available without a prescription to girls under the age of 17. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius overruled the fda's recommendation. now it's only available to women 17 or older without a prescription. no. 3, you can control many of the risk factors for breast cancer. a new report says women should worry less about environmental risks and more about lifestyle
factors like weight, drinking and using menopause hormones. no. 2, help make a child's holiday dream come true. amtrak and mark are collecting toys at union station tomorrow for the annual toys for tots campaign. passengers are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy. you can make a monetary donation. look for the toy collection box. no. 1 tonight, d.c.'s snow team ready to hit the streets go 45 minutes. they're trying to stay on top of the possible problems from the coming snowstorm. they'll focus on bridges and overpasses and they're concerned about the possibility of ice on the elevated structures. that is tonight's fox 5 top five. >> let's get right to that one. here's laura talking about who is going out to check out the bridges and roadways. it's probably not necessary. >> i don't think we'll have accumulating snow in most of the metro area. we have had some in our higher elevations. probably not a bad idea to keep an eye on the bridges and
overpasses, but i think the big winds will 4e7 us out in that department, but -- help us out in that department, but many of those winter weather advisories we talked about have been canceled and the precipitation is over for most of the region as well. we'll start out with a look at radar so you can see where we're still getting a little bit of rain and a bit of mixing, also, showing up, but this is out in the eastern sections of howard county now and maybe running up toward carroll county, might be getting a little, but the rain is rapidly moving out and that's probably all that we're going to get, maybe a sliver back to the west. i think in the next hour or so the rain will be out of here. let's put it in motion and you can see what i'm talking about. there is your back edge. this is the futurecast at 11:00. so you can see what's going on here. we run this out 4:00 in the morning, everything long gone, really long gone probably at 1 a.m. as we work our way through the
day tomorrow, we'll be breezy and chilly. so get ready for it to feel a whole lot more like december. next up is a frontal system that may cross very late friday. that will drop our temperatures a little on saturday but not much. so tomorrow 44 degrees, sun back but certainly going to be a blustery day first half of the day for sure and dropping to the 20s tomorrow night. friday 48 degrees, a dry and cold friend we'll see over the next -- cold trend we'll see over the next several days. temperatures now 38 degrees, most places in the 30s. factor in that gusty wind to 25 miles an hour and will continue to doover night and it definitely feels -- do so overnight and it definitely feels colder than that. while stay windy and cold overnight dropping to -- we'll stay windy and cold overnight dropping to 32 degrees. much colder tomorrow, blustery, dry, 44 degrees. we showed you the fur three
days thatch five-day forecast and we keep -- first three days of that five-day forecast and we keep those temperatures cold, monday, mostly sunny, 45, so definitely a lot colder than we've seen so far this november and december. come on back. dave feldman has your sports. we're talking about those redskins suspensions when we return. hi. we're the adams family in germany. >> we want to wish all of our end in and family in the d.c. area a wonderful christmas and a happy new year. [ male announcer ] citibank's new app for ipad
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>> any time somebody makes a mistake and they're remorseful, you're hoping they learned from their mistake. did they? there's only one way to find out and that's time. we will find out in time. am i hoping they both do? yeah because i like both of them. they're good people. they work extremely hard. they made a bad decision. four nights ago dale hunter won his first nhl coaching victory as the caps defeated the senators in overtime. tonight the rematch in ottawa where semin was back in the lineup. brooks laich, and alex ovechkin just one goal in the last 15 games, skates deep into the zone, puts on the brakes, turns, it rips it and gets his ninth of the year. caps 3-2 and 15 seconds later marcus johansson in front to
troy brouwer who nets his eighth of the year. the caps defeat the senators 5- 3 and a five-game road losing streak. fresh off its win sunday over notre dame maryland returned home to begin a stretch of six games at comcast center before tipping off the acc schedule. five plus minutes left, terps down one, high off the glass, made the free throw, maryland up 5-2. 2 1/2 to go, terps down one. terrell stoglund leans in, gets the jumper, maryland up 71-70. next possession, it's another jumper. a game high 23 for stoglund, maryland over st. mary's, 77-74 and american wins tonight 74- 72. gary williams in attendance. two of his formerly assistants at maryland facing each other.
they were teammates. late 2nd half, there's the three, gw trailing by 10 at the half. 2nd half, robert olson and eric etherly with the finish. had he 12. loyola defeats george washington 60 -- he had 12. lill defeats george washington 65--- loyola defeats george washington 65-55. anthony vine with a great catch here, all these games in orlando, florida, senator semi, the marshall heights from d.c. beat new haven, connecticut 23 -0. vincent abney doing his part. in the junior pee we've competition the beacon -- pwee competition the beacon house falcons advance to the title game. all three will play for the
national title saturday and the marlins agreed to a four-year deal with pitcher mark buehrle, $54 million. i'm dave feldman. stay with us. get the technology they love, on the network they deserve. like the powerful droid charge by samsung, or get the samsung stratosphere, and for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon.
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rescues in prince george's county. the water remains high on the streams and creeks. last look at your five-day forecast. it's dry and sunny, but blustery and cold, shawn. we'll have to prepare for that cold. it's going to be quite a shock to the system. of course, you have the news edge. news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. thanks for joining us. see you back here tomorrow. good night. >> pop quiz. >> 11 letters for flight delay. alec baldwin got booted because he wouldn't stop playing words with friends. >> that is like trying to take away a crack rock to someone who is addicted. >> snooki releasing her new fragrance. >> can you imagine waking up at some chick's house and going to her bathroom and seeing snooki fragrance. >> marissa miller, she looks pretty good. >> marissa miller, she looks pretty good. >> she looked good.