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good morning. it is thursday, may 17th. a live look outside. thank you for joining us. i'm will thomas. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's say hello to tucker barnes and get the latest on our weather. it feels nice outside. >> it does feel nice outside. our cold front is coming through so conditions today
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around here way be just about perfect. i'll show you the front as it tries to push through. just south and east of the city now. in its wake, our winds have shifted out of the north. we are looking at a fantastic day. again, bright blue sky. nothing more than a few passing clouds from time to time. when all is said and done, temperatures in the mid-70s. all right. we'll have more on your forecast coming up but the next several days look great. i'll have that for you in just a minute. will, back to you. >> thank you. nk you. >> that is a d.c. legend. music lovers all over the world are remembering chuck brown this morning. the pioneer of go-go passed away from multiple organ failure after suffering from
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knew mope i can't. he was the creative force behind go-go. >> shawn yancy takes a look back at his amazing career and life. life. >> reporter: for five decades, chuck brown gave his fans his all keeping them on his feet with heart-thumping go-go beats, a genre of music that he created. >> at first, they had go-go clubs, dancers, no music. i decided to call it go-go music. >> reporter: in 2010, chuck earned his first ever grammy nomination. >> it is the greatest thing. oh, my god. >> reporter: how did it make you feel? >> i haven't gotten over it yet. i ain't never going to get over it, okay? >> reporter: chuck started sing gospel when he was just a
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little boy. he spent his youth in and out of jails. lorton penitentiary in northern virginia is the place that gave hive to his musical career. >> after i did about three of those shows, i knew i was going to be something. when i got out of there, you wasn't going back no more. >> reporter: early in chuck's career, he played guitar. his biggest hit came in the late 1907s. ♪ i feel hike busting loose &&. >> we did busting loose in '78 and that what is it took off. >> reporter: chuck credits his decades of success to his generations of fans and the love of his family. >> i'm inspired by my wife and children. that is my greatest inspiration. >> that was asian-pacific wransy reporting. we'll be looking back on the life and career of chuck brown
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all morning long. coming up in the 5:00 hour, we'll speak with one of his best friends and a local promoter, darryl brooks. >> we are also going to be talking with d. j. flex from wpgc would joins us in the studio in the 6:00 hour. checking some of our other top stories, two suspects wanted for impersonating police officers are now in custody this morning after a police chase ends in a messy multicar crash. the chase ended yesterday evening here on south dakota avenue in northeast d.c. that is where the suspects plowed their black suv into three other cars sending several people to the hospital. the maryland house has approved a budget package in the special legislative session. the house voted 77-60 to raise income taxes on individuals making more than 100,000 dollars and couples earning $150,000 or more. in sports, the washington nats beat the pittsburgh
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pirates 7-46789 bryce harper hit his first major league triple. gonzalez pitched seven solid innings. with the win, the nats are back in first place in the national league east. plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. good morning. it is 4:30 on this thursday, may 17th. hard to believe we are a day away from friday. this is a live look over the area udc in washington. i'm sarah simmons i'm will tom sass. welcome to fox 5 morning news. hopefully, tucker, we are in for good weather for the weekend. >> the cold front is pushing through the area. so winds have shifted. our humidity is on the way out. >> yes! >> temperatures will be warm but not terribly hot. no rain for the next couple of days. >> okay. >> let's do the radar. you will see the shower
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activity associated with our cold front has dissipated. we are not concerned with any rain here as things are very quiet. there is your cold front now just south and east of the city. it will shortly be pushing across the bay. another probably hour and a half or so so it is moving at a pretty good pace. current temperature is 69 degrees. i think we'll start to see that fall back a little bit in the next hour or two. humidity, 65%. check out the winds. we know the front has come through. bright sunshine throughout the day. you will see a few fair weather clouds. high temperatures in the mid- 70s and noticeably less humidity than what we've had around here the last couple of days. >> that is good to hear. let's check in with julie wright to get the latest on traffic. how it is looking out there? ? >> not so bad. so far, so good if you are traveling inbound suitland parkway headed for south capital street and the douglass
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bridge, your lanes are open. nice, easy drive headed in towards north capital street. southbound 207, no major tie- ups to report right now. still easy going on the top side of the beltway between college park and bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. & i feel like busting loose &&. >> chuck brown died at the age of 75 years old. friends, family are pausing to remember the ledge end. melanie alnwick is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. it is quiet now at the howard theater but last night, so many fans came out here. it is not far from where chuck brown used to shine shoes and
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sell newspapers as a kid. they came to pay their respects. >> reporter: en impromptu vigil at the howard theater quickly swelled to the hundreds. fans and friend of d.c. great chuck brown gathered to remember him. wkys pumped out a con with us stream of his songs. brown was supposed to hold a concert at the howard last month but had to cancel when he fell ill. the setting was perfect. >> he put d.c. on the map. >> reporter: on the musical map, that is. he helped launch a whole new genre of music in d.c. called go-go. he became known as the godfather. hits like busting loose grew his fan base over time. last year, brown received his first grammy nomination in 2010 for a duo called love with jill scott and marcus miller. his family is asking for privacy but not before thanking his many loyal fans. >> the family is very devastated at this time. my dad's manager will come out
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with an official statement. we thank this great city for loving chuck brown as much as they loved chuck brown. please keep the family in your prayers. >> reporter: both of brown's sons played football at virginia tech. chuck would schedule his concerts around their games. it is that love of people that set brown apart. >> he made you feel like you were engaged and you were a part of his family and i loved you for that and it was wonderful. go-go and chuck brown, he truly was godfather of go-go. go-go.
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>> reporter: and chuck brown was hospitalized on april 18th for knew mope i can't. he was supposed to perform here april 21st at the howard theater just celebrating its grand reopening and then there was a concert rescheduled for later in june, june 29th to be exact. it was a sold-out show. right now, you can see behind me that the howard theater has a lot of pictures scrolling on the marquee and on the web site, it says the event has been postponed. >> thank you, melanie. we have extensive coverage of chuck brown here all morning and on our web site. plenty of photos and stories including from his manager and city leaders. to offer your own thoughts on chuck brown, log onto the tragic death of a member of the kennedy family is
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also making headlines. mary richardson kennedy, the estranged wife of robert f. kennedy, jr. was found dead at her home north of new york city yesterday. so far, the cause of death has not been released. an autopsy is planned for some time today. she had battled in the past with drugs and alcohol and was charged with dui just days after her husband filed for divorce two years ago. she was 52 years old. we are also getting word of a man found shot in his car in fairfax county late last night. police first got acall of a noise complaint in the mount vernon area just off route one around 11:30. when officers got there, they found the man sitting in the car with a gunshot wound. look at this video. police say the suspects, who were driving a black suv, were wanted for impersonating police officers. the chase started yesterday evening.
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officers pursued the suv from the area of sheriff road and eastern avenue. they wound up on south dakota avenue where the suv plowed into three other vehicles. several people were taken to the hospital. maryland lawmakers wrapped up their special session by passing a new budget which includes higher taxes for many of you. tax increase affects many individual whose make more than $100,000 a year and couples earning more than $150,000. part of the deal, county governments will have to share half the cost of teacher pensions. democrats say the moves are needed to preserve programs the previous budget came up short on. some new developments at the international space station this morning as anew crew on board gets set for a special arrival. another case of that flesh- eating bacteria. this time, this woman right here, a mother who just gave birth to twins. we are checking more more headlines as wecontinue. @
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a new crew at the ce statio a russian soyuz spacecraft docked at the international space station a couple of hours ago. the space x capsule is due to launch from florida this weekend. the hunt is still on for the man suspected of murdering his wife hours after their wedding. police just outside of chicago found the body of the woman in a dry bathtub inside her apartment on sunday. she was still wearing her wedding dress. the boy's officer said he left the bride bleeding after a fight early saturday. another case of the flesh- eating bacteria. this new mother who just delivered her twins last week at a hospital in atlanta is now battling the bacteria in south carolina. a few days after getting out of the hospital, she noticed an
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unusual spot of her palm on her leg. six hours later, it was the size of a piece of paper. she has had four surgeries and remains in critical but stable condition this morning. there are more minority children being born than whites. the new census shows sweeping changes to america's racial make-up following decades of immigration growth that is now slow being. the figures show the next generation will grow up in a much more diverse population. closing arguments are set to begin from the criminal trial of john edwards. after just two days of testimony, the defense team rested their case yesterday without calling edwards, his former mistress, or his oldest daughter to the witness stand. the former presidential candidate as excused of using donor money to hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 campaign. if he is convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. battle lines at one local
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university. coming up next, the debate over religous freedom and contraception at georgetown, coming up. >> before a cold front coming through. lots of sunshine in the forecast for thursday. how long will it last? i'll have the details coming up in a minute. julie wright will have a look at the traffic. we'll do it right after the break. [ female announcer ] with swiffer dusters, a great clean doesn't have to take longer. i'm done... i'm going to read one of these. i'm going to read one of these! [ female announcer ] unlike sprays and dust rags, swiffer 360 dusters extender gets into hard to reach places so you can get unbelievable dust pick up in less time. i love that book! can you believe the twin did it? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. great clean in less time. or your money back. ♪
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taking a live look over washington, d.c. d.c. is waking up feeling a little different today, a little bit sadder perhaps. we continue to remember d.c. legend chuck brown, the godfather of going who passed away yesterday at age 75. we asked you to share your favorite memories of chuck and your favorite songs on our facebook fan page. here are a few of those. carla wrote in and said my fondest memories of chuck brown will always be sneaking out of my parents house in woodbridge, virginia to go to theburg uppedy room to party with chuck brown and the soul searchers. it was worth the restriction once i got home. >> here is one from sam. he posted i remember when busting loose was the jam and chuck brown and the soul searchers played the class of 1977 cardozo prom. and mariah wrote she will miss that smile. rest in peace, chuck. we invite to you share your thoughts on chuck brown.
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just go it our facebook fan page, search fox 5 morning news, no space between fox and the number 5. e number 5. >> i love those stories. some of the people that got to see him in person played at the prom or -- you know, it is just amazing to me. >> he played a lot of local venues. so i think a lot of us have had experienced. i remember coming here 14 years ago and he was a larger than life person. >> drier air on the way, let humidity and should be a very beautiful day for you today. here are your headlines. cold front coming through as mentioned. i'll show it to you. breezy and a cooler air mass setting up for today. you will notice immediately less humidity. lots of sunshine. lots and lots of sunshine in the forecast the next couple of days. and i don't remember my last
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headline. we'll be back into the low 80s around here by saturday and sunday will be close to 08. nothing terribly extreme. 69 right now in washington. the cooler air is rushing in. still in the 70s. annapolis, 716789 quantico, 71. we've got lower 60s, even 50s now off to the north and west. gaithersburg, 51. here we go, 59 degrees. that cooler air now working in. i think most of us, if you are here in washington and off to the south and east, you will lose a few more degree on these them over the next couple of hours before the sun starts to warm the atmosphere. cold front coming through and sliding to the south and east, taking with it the cloud cover. we have high pressure off to the north. that will build through the area. we will have some winds from time to time gusting to about 15 miles per hour. lots of sunshine and low humidity, get out and enjoy the afternoon. it will be perfect. sunshine, breezy at times, 75. winds out of the north here at 10 to 15 miles per hour.
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just beautiful tonight, clear skies, cool overnight. 51 your overnight low. here is your five-day forecast. that is when you call perfect weather in may. 77 tomorrow. near 80 on saturday and upper 70s here on sunday. might be a thunderstorm back in the forecast by late monday or tuesday. but next five days or so, should be close to perfect around here. all right. that is a look at your weather forecast. let's see if the traffic is close to perfect. julie wright has got your latest. >> on the roads this morning, so far, so good, no problems to report as you travel past 650 new hampshire avenue and head over towards the exits there at georgia. you will find that all of your lanes here are open. nice, easy drive coming in out of laurel. 50s quiet leaving annapolis headed in towards the capital beltway. all lanes are open as you calf across the anacostia. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. the battle between the white house and the catholic
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church is heating up once again. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius has been invited to speak at georgetown university this weekend but the invitation is sparking some debate about contraception and religious freedom. karen gray houston has more on this. >> reporter: georgetown is the nation's oldest catholic and jesuit university. the question being raised is whether the school had you had play host for a speaker responsible for a public policy that provides payment for birth control. >> personally, i think georgetown has a tradition of having both sides of any issue being heard whether or not it is in line with catholic values or not. >> reporter: besides, it was a student group that invitedded kathleen sebelius to speak at the public policy institute awards ceremony. >> that is i aposition that oversees some of the largest government programs and some of the largest budgets and that is directly relevant to the things that we are interested in. >> reporter: it is the u.s. conference of catholic bishops
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waging the campaign. >> we didn't ask for this tight. we like to get along and we like to cooperate. >> reporter: they were not happy when the obama administering shifted its position to require insurance companies to pay instead of employers and now want sebelius uninvited. >> we did our own unscientific survey while on campus and we were hard pressed to find any student who wanted to see the sebelius invitation withdrawn. >> i don't think there should be a problem because i think people should be treated equally regardless of what they believe. >> i actually have no problem with her speaking. i think it is nice. georgetown is not just a catholic institution. we are an open institution. >> reporter: in a statement, cardinal donald wuerl calls the choice of sebelius the most direct challenge in recent history. georgetown's secretary said the secretary's presence should not be viewed as an endorsement of her views. >> the students say they don't
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even want sebelius to talk about contraception or religious freedom. the sex says she plans to be there. here is a question for you. do those advertisements on the side of your facebook page really pay off? do you pay attention to them? up next, one of the largest advertisers in the nation doesn't think they're effective. details of who is pulling their ads. >> i have clicked on one, i will admit. could the iphone be getting a new look? think bigger. consumer alert is coming up next. we'll have more on that. 3q what's my secret for sunday lunch? my little helpers... and 100% natural french's yellow mustard. it has zero calories for me, and a taste my family loves.
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theiphone has one of the smaller smart phone screens on the market. virginia will receive about $115,000 from a multistate settlement with the makers of sketchers. ken cuccinelli was juan of 43 attorneys general who filed the lawsuit. it alleged that sketchers made false claims in advertisements for some of its athletic shoes saying they would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles. sketchers also agreed in a federal case to provide $40 million for customer refunds for settle similar charges by the ftc. the ftc. one of the largest advertisers in the nation is saying good-bye to facebook claiming it is not effective. the move is actually sparking concerns as the social network prepares to take its stock public on tomorrow. >> the timing is very suspect about this one. then dennis neal has our story. >> reporter: general motors says facebook ads don't pay off. the largest automaker in the
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u.s. decides to pull its paid ads on the site. the move by gm puts the focus on an issue many marketers have been raising, whether ads on facebook actually help them sell more products. >> what general motors has done is send a cautionary note out into the world that says facebook advertising is still in many ways an unproven vehicle. they've looked at it. they've analyzed the results and they've said we can spend our money more effectively somewhere else, probably online. >> reporter: gm's decisions raises questions about the ability of facebook to sustain the 88% revenue it achieved. facebook blames seasonal trends for a decline in ad use and a great are number of usersouts side the u.s. where ad rates are lower. the news also comes as facebook boosts the size of its ipo by 25%. facebook saying about 421 million shares will be sold. that is up from 337 million
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shares planned earlier. it doesn't include another $63 million the deal's underwriter can sell to cover access demand o tuesday, facebook raised the expect the price range for the stock to $4 to $38 up from $28 to $35 a share before. >> when you look at the price versus the earnings model or even price to revenues, some people think it is way too rich. >> reporter: on friday, facebook is expected to sell shares in an initial public offering which could put the company's market value at more than $100 billion. in new york, dennis neal, fox business. business. another first for nats rookie bryce harper. up next, the hits just keep on coming and so do the nats wins. >> are they back in first place? we hope. sports is coming up. s coming u
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in sports, the washington nats beat the pittsburgh pirates 7 4. bryce harper just on fire lately. he hit his first major league triple and came around to score the first run. gio gonzalez pitched seven solid innings giving up four hits appears three runs while striking out a season high 10 batters. with the win, the nat are back in first place in the in the league east. let's head north. the orioles were actually in kansas city against the royals. the os tied it in the ninth n the 15th inning, adam jones hits his 12th home run of the year deep into the seats in left field. baltimore wins 4-3678 the teams wrap up that you are series later on tonight. we still have plenty ahead. we have more weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. -- baltimore wins 4-3. wins 4-


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