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there is another little storm here in western sections of loudoun county and that has been holding together as l. right now, it's west of -- as well. right now, it's west of leesburg and will drift to the east-southeast as well and where you get into the showers, you can expect very, very heavy rain. again, they're moving tonight and we're not expecting flooding rain. more details in the forecast coming up in just a bit. shawn? >> thank you, gary. by the way, you can track the live doppler radar with the fox 5 radar app. download it on your phone or droid or. >> i joy pad and find it on our website at www.myfoxdc.com. we are also following a big story in d.c. where former city council chairman kwame brown is facing another serious charge. this morning, brown was charged with a misdemeanor for a campaign finance violation. of course, it comes one day after he was charged with felony bank fraud. fox 5s matt ackland spent the day at the wilson building and joins us new with the latest. matt? >> reporter: kwame brown pulled back on his promise to spoke to
the media today. instead, his attorney fred cook told fox 5 that brown could talk after his court hearings tomorrow. he has two of them, one in federal court and another in superior court. the most recent charge foiled against brown this morning goes back four years and involves one of brown's family members. his parking spot behind the wilson building opened. his office upstairs, closed up tight. kwame brown's name was removed here after his resignation letter was received. >> excuse me. >> reporter: with a smile on his face, brown left his office swarmed by the media. after federal authorities announced brown was charged with felony bank fraud. >> i don't have a comment, i don't have a comment. >> reporter: this morning, still no comment and even more bad news for brown. the former chairman is also charged with one count of unlawful cash campaign expenditure. prosecutors allege the brown campaign set up a side account with mean from his 2008 campaign. and authorized a family member
to make withdrawals. >> it was shocking to me. to hear that news. >> reporter: council member yvette alexearned was overcome by emotions and left the private meeting among council members on wednesday. when brown said he would resign. we're told that many were worried about brown and his family. >> what it all boils down to is we're ex-- elected officials and we're human first, you know, and we do have a life outside of what we do in city hall. >> i am sorry to see what happened to my friend, and i hope you and your family are go -- he and his family are going to be fine. >> reporter: it's been a rough first week for mc. duffy. he became a council member because his predecessor, harry thomas jr. resigned before pleading guilty to two felonies. >> i was elected by residents of ward 5 with the mandate to restore integritiy to this society. since i have been sworn, i have been trying to do that. >> reporter: the big talk around the wilson building now, who will replace chairman brown until an election can be called. remember, mary chay is the acting chair until next wednesday and she will call for a full vote by the council
before at-large council members will be considered. coming up at 6, we'll tell you about the politicking going on behind the scenes for that temporary chairman seat, laura. >> matt, curious, in the meantime, what has happened to kwame brown's staff? >> reporter: well, all of them were terminated when he gave his resignation, but it's likely that many will be hired back by the acting chair of the council, mary chay. the spokesperson told me that she was in the process of figuring things out, which employees will be rehired and which ones won't return, laura? >> all right, matt ackland, thank you for bringing this up to date. matt. >> uh-huh. this is an embarrassing chapter in a difficult time for the d.c. council. a former council member is headed to prison. the former council chair facing several charges and d.c.'s mayor is dealing with his own federal investigation. today, mayor vincent gray spoke outal about all of this. karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: mayor gray has been under a cloud, you know, since he took office.
it started after brown was fired and started talking, accusing the mayor's campaign of giving him money to bash then-mayor fenty at campaign debates. gray's answer to questions about the scandal has been that he won't comment on an ongoing investigation. despite the turmoil on the couple, the mayor is going about his daily business as if nothing happened. we found him at the wilson building in a swearing-in ceremony. the board members of the new corrections information council set up to monitor the conditions of d.c. residents in prisons around the country. two of gray a campaign aides pleaded guilty to election violations. thomas gore and howard brooks. the mayor insists he was unaware of any wrongdoing. today, he told us he didn't know much about kwame brown's latest criminal charge. we asked if he thought he might be next. >> l i think this -- well, i think this is an investigation. we knew it was going on and expect it to unfold.
i suspect they doing it in the way they conduct investigations in, whatever methodical manner is. >> reporter: are you nervous about what could happen next? >> i'm going to doing my job every day. >> well, the mayor said that he's doing a good job, if he must say so him. he said homicides are down, unemployment is down, he had a $240 million surplus at then of the first year in office; however, you want to judge him as a mayor and the city is operating l he said. -- operating well, he said. >> interesting, he didn't answer your question, karen. >> i'll keep asking. >> the big question, what impact will all of the scandals have on the district's push for statehood? james jones, thank you for being here. >> reporter: great to be here. >> first harry thomas jr. and two of mayor gray's campaign ads and now kwame brown and the investigation into the mayor is not over. is the scandal-plagued d.c. government hurting the district's case for statehood and budget autonomy? >> first off, of course it's a
tragic time for the district and it's a time that we are going have to get through. as you mentioned, the council's moving forward and the government is still operating. frankly, those on capitol hill who have started talking about this, this situation and how it might affect the districts efforts to get self- determination and budget autonomy are simply offbase. the district is not the only municipality, the only state in the country to experience this. the -- . >> yes, but it's one of the few municipalities where congress has oversighted the way it does. in an article in the "washington post," there is a quote for a spokesperson for house oversight and government reform committee chair darrell issa, who we sudden very supportive. and the spokesman said the case against brown has, quote, the potential to complicate the efforts. these are serious accusations and resolve -- solving the situation quickly, it's critical to minimizeing damage to initiatives. has too much damage been done?
>> we live in america and in the district, our americans have the same rights as other americans. this issue is not about kwame brown. it's about the district, i'm sorry, it's about the congress deciding whether the district has earned the right to have a vote in congress. no other state is going be subject to this. we have had two governors of illinois. we have had multiple congressmen resign. there was never any discussion at all about whether the people of those states or those municipalities were going to lose their rights to a vote in congress or any of their self- determination rights. the fact of the matter is we can't have congress deciding who has earned the rights or who should have the rights withdrawn. >> i don't think i agree with you on that matter, but the issue is do you think what the damage that we have seen on d.c. council is hurting this effort? >> well, there are always going to be people on the hill opposing the district of columbia. we're going to forge ahead because there is no rationale
reason for the congress to say because you're public officials -- your public officials have been involved in personal problems that that means that we're going to have to pull back on your fundamental rights as americans. >> how do you feel, how do you move forward? >> we just continue to move forward and we believe that there is great momentum on budget autonomy. our city, it's -- if we're being judged as a city and how we're performing, let's look beyond what our public officials have done and have been involved in and look at the fact that we're a great operating city and have a great budget. we do not rely, we should not rely, as americans, on people in congress who we did not elect to tell us whether we are going to have rights or not. is it going to be tougher to make the argument? i don't think so. you may have other people coming out who are opponents of the district and don't want the people of the district to have the same rights as other americans. they may be emboldened to do things, but we're going to continue to push ahead. we think these relationships are going to continue to be good, and we're going to continue to push for full budget autonomy and a vote in
congress. >> i know the people of d.c. hope that you're right and that congress is not just paying attention to what is going on in d.c. city hall. james jones, communications director for d.c. vote, thank you very much for coming in. >> thank you. on to the race for the white house. analysts compare the fund raising totals for president obama and mitt romney, the two candidates are on the road taking in more cash and talking up more supporters. the economy, along with today's labor department report, provided a backdrop for both sides to make their political points. fox's craig bosswell reports. >> reporter: president obama wrapped up a two-day west coast trip with a stop in nevada. the campus visit is a chance for the president to urge congress to stop the scheduled july doubling of student loan interest rates as well as to comment on the economy. >> when so many people are pounding the pavement, sending out resumes, so many families are doing what it takes to pay the bills, congress can't sit on their hands. >> that's right. >> so my message to congress is: let's get to work.
>> reporter: the president spent much of the trip raising money in california. mr. obama, along with the democratic national committee, raised roughly $60 million in may. the romney camp did better than that with $77 million. it's the first time the presumed republican nominee outraised his opponent. >> there is something fundamentally wrong when there are over 23 million americans who are unemployed, underemployed or have stopped looking for work. yet, the president tells us he's doing a great job. >> reporter: romney's stop in missouri comes as the labor department said the weekly jobless claims dropped slightly last week to a seasonably adjusted 377,000. >> last week's job numbers are more evidence that president obama's economic policies are standing in the way of real economic growth. >> reporter: economists say when claims dropped below 375,000, hiring is usually strong enough to drop the overall unemployment rate. >> democrats have a simple request, simple request to our republican colleagues. don't run out the clock on the economy.
>> reporter: the house is scheduled to be in recess next week. there are now 151 days until the november general election. in washington, craig bosswell, fox news. lawmakers who oversee the intelligence agencies in both houses are calling into an investigation into leaks that they say endanger the nation. the chairman of the house republican committee, mike rogers of michigan, claims the obama administration led a reporter into a classified briefing. rogers is going beyond senator mccain's charge that the white house is leaking intelligence to support president obama's re- election campaign. >> there is a clear need for a formal investigation. the committee has material suggesting the agencies were directed to expand the scope of classified information they gave to the press. >> this has to stop. when people say they don't want to work with the united states because they can't trust us to keep a secret, that is serious. >> the white house is denying the claim saying any claim of locations for political gain is
grossly irresponsible. two state department officials testified at the protrial hearing for private bradley manning. he's accused of passing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website wikileaks. ren britt jenkinser testified the agency took extraordinary steps to limit the damage to u.s.-foreign relations and worked around the clock for three weeks to get ahead of the problem before the material was published. manning was charged with 22 counts, including aiding the enemy. unarmed united nations monitors investigating a massacre in syria came under fire themselves. the u.n. secretary-general said that the monitors were shot at as they try to get to the scene and then they were denied access. activists are accusing government forces of shooting 80 people, some of them children and burning them in their homes. this comes weeks after more than 100 people were killed. the secretary of state hillary clinton calls the violence unconscionable and she is blaming the syrian president for the crackdown. and coming up on the news at 5, violence erupts at a
business that provides support for adults with mental illness. and a search for the owner of the d.c. improv comes to a tragic end. we'll have details. and it's supposed to raise millions of dollars in text revenue and it's raising, well, a lot of something else. headaches. we're going to tell you more about the problems for this new casino, gary. it was wild out there last night. today's weather is not bad and we have had a couple of showers and storms. we'll show them to you on radar and tell you if anymore is coming our way. the weekend is going to get hot. the news continues. stay with us.
. weeks after he was reported missing, the owner of the d.c. improv has been found dead in arizona. sixty-year-old mark anderson was discovered by housekeepers at a hotel. the d.c. improve released a statement saying, quote, we're deeply saddened about the news. mark opened the d.c. improv in 1992 and we would not be where we are today without him and he will be missed. an autopsy is planned for tomorrow. montgomery county police are investigating the murder of a silver spring man. the officers found eric souma dead inside his apartment in the 1100 block of east-west highway. he had one gun shot wound. the police went to check on s, on uma after family members called saying they could not get in touch with him. >> the family member called police and said they were concerned they had not been able to get in contact with the victim and can we check on welfare. the officer responded to his apartment and made entry into
the apartment and located the victim diseased. >> investigators are not releasing details about the case, but they're asking anyone with information to call montgomery county police. one person is dead after a stabbing at a business park on old meadow road in mcclain , virginia. it happened at psychiatric rehabilitation services. a group that provides day support services for adults with mental illness. grady vickers was killed and another man is in custody. investigators say both men were clients of the agency. a seven-year-old girl died from her injuries in a car crash that killed her mother and younger sister. the fairfax police say the girl's mother was speeding on lee high when she side swiped one car and hit a minivan. williams and her five-year-old daughter faith died on tuesday night. the older daughter victoria died at the hospital later. the driver of the minivan is in critical condition now. >> a serious accident in montgomery county after men working on a tree-cutting crew were hit by a car. two workers are being treated
at the hospital. the contractors were for pep who coand working on new hampshire avenue in brookville. a neighbor saw the accident and tried to help the victims. she said there were a lot of traffic problems on that road. >> and it's hard for us getting out of the driveway. they drive too fast. i almost got hit coming in. >> the driver who hit the victims did stay on the scene. after years of waiting, gamblers rushed to the largest casino and this is that scene this morning. there is not a lot of traffic near arundel mills, but it was a different story last night. the parking lot was packed and there was a long line of customers waiting to get in when the casino opened up at 10:00 p.m. the maryland state transportation officials are already warning people to expect heavy traffic on routes 10295. gorgeous aught there. >> absolutely. >> go outside? >> i got outside for a bit and
that is starting off chilly and warmed up nicely. >> what are we looking at for this evening? >> and some pop-up hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms. we had one severe earlier and that is since the weekend and that is basically nothing now. and what we looked at earlier around rockville is dissipated, too. this is a look at radar. there are several showers and storms dotting about here. first up, we're going take it to the north and to the west. washington county and this is just north and west of hagerstown. again, a heavy rain is there and some lightning eventually and this is coming from the northwest and there is another storm system, too, popping up quite rapidly and this is on to -- and we'll zoom in to would over, la plata and golden beach there and this is going to be to the west of huntington and eventually working to saint leonard and to the river and the bay. and can you see how they're spotted about this evening and
they will rain for awhile and to give you the sense of the newest of everything that popped up. the drift is to the east- southeast and that is about 15, 20 miles an hour and give them a chance to rain and have some lightning and thunder and they will weaken significantly and this is the forecast this evening. a spotty shower or storm is certainly possible. once the sun sets and most of this will quakily die out and we don't have a lot and what we get will die out quickly after sun set. and some clouds around at 9, and not as cool tonight and that is still comfortable. we'll have that forecast coming up in a few minutes, laura. >> thank you, gary. and can you check the weather any time with the fox 5 weather app. download it on your droid, iphone and ipad and find it on our website, www.myfoxdc.com. coming up, a new twist in the canny bal attack in florida. >> i felt safe with rudy.
>> he was -- and to uplift my spirit. >> why the ex-girlfriend of the suspect said that is not the man she once new. and plus, george zimmerman learns when he will be able to face a judge again and fight for his release from jail. we'll have details. and if you have a story idea, give us a call at 202895- 3,000 send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. @wttg.co
. opening statements are expected monday on the child segs error error abuse trial of jerry sandusky. the family of the late head coach joe paterno does not know if they'll be called to testify. paterno testified before a grand jury that he told his superiors after a graduate assistant told him that he saw sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in the locker room showers. sandusky denies all allegations. >> a new bond hearing is set for george zimmerman. the florida man charged with
killing trayvon martin. the hearing is for june 29th, the move is days after the judge revoked zimmerman's bond. prosecutors claim he and his wife lied to the court about the finances and the fact that he had a second passport. zimmerman claimed he shot the unarmed tone ager in self- defense. the girlfriend of the man known as the causeway killer hired celebrity attorney gloria allred. she spoke out the first time today from florida and during a press conference, she said that rudy eugene never showed any signs of violence during their four-month relationship. and miami police say that last month, the 31-year-old eugene attacked a homeless man on the side of mcarthur highway, chewing off most of his face. eugene's ex-girlfriend wants the public to know about the time of man he was to her. >> the care he expressed to my son, the friend he was to my brothers and cousins and the man he was to me will never be forgotten. >> eugene was shot to death by an officer who responded to the
attack. his victim remains hospitalized in florida. the body of an accused murderer has been donated to science. adam mayes killed himself after a police standoff last month. he's accused of kidnapping a mother and hear daughters. his wife signed release papers to deep at the body to the university of tennessee center in knoxville. coming up the summit health expert comes to d.c. and thousands of players sue the nfl claiming the league didn't do enough to prevent concussions. beth. >> reporter: it's commencement season. they do it every year here at southern high school and this year graduation will have a grand fin -- grand finaley. that story is coming up. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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. the battle over sugary drinks came to the nation's capitol today. the first-ever soda summit was convened with the goal of doing away with sugar-laidented sodas and juice. they -- health advocates are trying to promote healthy living. others claim the amount of soda they dripping is no one else's business. >> reporter: you might call it soda or pop. in here, it's public health enemy number one. >> and there is more and more evidence that softdrinks promote obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer. >> reporter: michael jacobson organized the first-ever soda summit. the healthcare experts descended on washington with the goal of limits, banning, or taxiing sodas, which they claim are making america grow and not in a good way. >> they completely sugar and fool the brain and caffeine is added in. >> reporter: the issue gained supersized attention when new
york city mayor mike bloomberg said he wants to ban sodas bigger than 16-ounce. the soda summit attendees say that sugar in sodas are only part of the problem. health groups say what has them in a fizz are serving sizes which have gone from this to this in a short time. others say legislating how much soda can you drink is hard to swallow. >> if the public health advocates don't like the soda, fine, don't drink it. >> reporter: justin wilson is with the center of consumer freedom that supports the food industry and people's right to eat and drink what they want. they dubbed new york's mayor nanny bloomberg and said how much soda people drink is nobody's business. >> what on earth makes it their right to tell us we're not allowed to drink it or we'll have to pay more for it. >> reporter: how do the soda sum it ears feel about being called nutrition nannies. >> i think it's a bunch of baloney. >> and which is not healthy for you either in large amounts and that is a story for another
time. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. to a health alert for people leave weight. new research shows overweight people with large waist lines have the same chance of developing type 2 diabeat's as those obese. a large waistline is defined as 34 inches or more in a woman and 38 inches or more in a man. a person with a b mix -- bmi between 25 and under 30 is considered overweight and over 30, a person is considered obese. researchers found a new link between children who undergo ct scans and their risk of brain cancer or leukemia and that studdie from the "lancet" medical journal -- who burp wind -- underwent ct cans --ance and found kids who had twoer to three ct scans before the age of 15 tripled their risk of developing brain cancer and leukemia later in life.
the researchers say more work needs to be done to identify the excess risk of all cancers associateed with ct scans -- scans. >> a young man in maryland had more than his share of medical troubles but he's accomplishing some things you may not expect. without realizing it, he taught an entire high school about accepting others as they are and beth parker has more. >> reporter: jumping for. >> reporter: on the last day of school is nothing new. keeping up the enthusiasm all year long that is exceptional. >> and that is amazing. it's like lying with a rock star. >> reporter: in the halls, sean mcrory is a rock star. >> and they love him. >> give me a hug. >> reporter: he's graduating from the functional life skills at southern. caprice west is one of his teachers. >> even when you're having a really, really bad day. if you look at sean, he will make that day turn around immediately. >> reporter: sean was shaken by a day care provider when he was eight months ole. only part of his brain can
function but it's clear his heart works just fine. >> the injury seemed to have done one thing, really. it killed his ability to be angry or cross or frustrated with people anymore. he's happy. >> do you ever get in a bad mood? >> no. no bad mood. >> reporter: this year, he didn't just go to the prom, the classmates voted him prom king. >> the kids were crying and some kids were cheering and some were jumping up and down. you felt it in that room and at that moment there was a lot of love. >> reporter: what does that mean to his mom patty? >> everything. absolutely everything. i know he's happy and safe. the fact that people are understanding and compassionate, the kids are inspiring. >> reporter: and thastacked here. on friday, the seniors and shawn will walk across the stage. most of them will file through in alphabetical order. with shawn, they had to do something different. they will let him cross the stage last.
>> he likes to cheer for himself and take a bow and hug everyone on his way. >> there will be plenty of time for sean's cheering else's. >> this is -- . >> here we go, buddy. >> reporter: the brother said those who graduated with subpoena learned something extra. >> whatever happens, life still goes on and can you make the most of every moment. -- moment. >> reporter: southern's hallways might be quieter next year but sean left his mark. >> bye! >> reporter: beth parker, fox 5 news. >> what a guy. >> what a great story. i'm think this ago thinking, you know, imagine if we were all like that. >> yeah. yeah. >> you could not have a bad day. >> yeah. >> and wouldn't be that great? >> absolutely. amaze for example that mother, too, such a nightmare for him to go through that when he was young and to turn it around and this is a wonderful outcome. an inspiration all toat all of the kids. >> a testament to them, too. >> absolutely. >> wonderful story. >> yeah. coming up, the former players file a megalawsuit
against the nfl and the redskins are back on the practice feel. otas on the books and minicamp and training camp is not far behind. hear what mike shanahan and players think about the big move to richmond coming up. co . >> my boys, they need -- my kids need me man. >> a former nfl player pleads for mercy before a judge hands down a very stiff sentence. the details are next. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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mandatory and this will be a good move for team bonding. and that announcement was made yesterday and that is coming from bruce allen and bob mcdon ole. they haven't decided on a practice site as of yet and redskins held training camp since 2003 and this is a big change. the park will undergo30 million upgrade, it won't be used for training camp and this is mike shanahan talking about the benefits of a move. >> and when you have down time, you spend it in a hotel or dormitory and the players spend more time together, in my experience and, even though it's only three weeks. >> and that gives the guys an opportunity to build better comradery and do not is get that training camp that i'm
used to and that goes away. that is a great idea. >> and something kind of funny. robert griffin 3, his grandmother lives in richmond and people asked him go you have anything to do with this move? he said i have no pool and i was not going to the coaches saying my grandma is there and that was funny. has everyone laughing. >> and i am sure it did. suspicious here. >> i know. we'll get to the bottom of it. >> and thank you very much. i know you will. and i would have said it. grandma probably cooks and cooks well. >> i know. >> and that is not a bad thing. >> that's right. >> and there you go. >> and hopefully the weather is nice for training camp and on through the day. >> and that is not until august and they can be miserably hot and you have to get in shape. the first few games are shot and -- hot and some cooling
rain and everything and i don't know what is going to happen here. >> they should have days like today. >> and they will. today was a good day and we're getting showers and thunderstorms popping up this afternoon and evening and more so than yesterday and that is going to be a lot and we were getting some popping up. where you get the showers, that is good for a time and dissipate and move on and this is that big picture of the radar and that is not a lot. they go up and rain themselves out and go down and won't to switch over to sentinel radar and to the north and west and how the showers are coming down and moving through chambers bug and that is going through washington county and frederick county, too and to the south-
southwest, that is about 50 there and there is some more thunderstorms and this will be with us this evening. and once the sun sets, this will dissipate and weaken and some from the north-northwest and that should do it. all of the activities to the north and west, port royal, i do believe, you had a shower and moving into northern sections of fauquier county and what we showed you to the south- southeast and the temperature new in the city is sitting at 81 degrees and we managed into the lower 80s for highs today and that is with some temperatures all over the place. rain cooled for hagerstown and frederick and the temperatures in the lower 70s and by the water, the temperatures are
colder there and cooler there. the shower and thunderstorm is possible and scattered about at 7:00, 77 degrees or so. a lingering shower left over by 9:00 and everything is going to wane by then and that temperature is 73 degrees or so and cooler in town. certainly by 10, 11:00, and that is mostly fair and could be a sprinkle here or there and we're still and this is a persistent pattern. the trough of low pressure and in the afternoon, the showers and thunderstorms build up and that piece of energy is moving around, the broad area of low pressure that encompassed the north and east and that is why we're getting coverage of the rain and thunderstorms across most of pennsylvania. again, this will come on through and we'll have that this evening and that will dissipate again. all starts to dissipate after sunset and that looks like the
high pressure finally starts to build in and that will start tomorrow and we'll push the whole trough out of here and we won't have this tomorrow afternoon and evening and that is looking drier. the scattered evening showers and thunderstorms, a possibility and that will be a dry overnight. the temperature in up to, another comfortable low to about 61 degrees. and 50s again in the suburbs and winds out of the northwest at 50 miles an hour and 80 at noontime and 4:00 and any showers tomorrow afternoon, it will be isolateed and spotty and i'm not going to worry about it n. line for the weekend warm-up, 88 on saturday and with that 91 on sunday and not talking oppressive humidity by any means. cool or monday, and 89 degrees and an isolated thunderstorm each day this weekend and that
is looking like it's dry and hot. >> thank you, gary. >> okay. doing it. fun. >> the opposite out west, severe weather pounded southern colorado with rain and hail last night. because of the slow pace of the storm, several areas throughout denver saw major flooding. as a result, a handful of major roadways were forced to shut down and no reports of serious damage or injury. check this out, an entire fishing dock ripped loose in the devastating tsunami in japan and were washed up in oregon. the dock is 65 feet long and waveways about 165 -- weighs 165 tons, drifted 5,000 miles across the pacific ocean. the dock has a plaque on it and confirms that it's debris from japan. >> up on the top of it. those are all big rubber wheels with stainless steel and that is shiny as a mirror and everything is rusted out.
it's metal and that is sad and bitter sweet. >> the bulk of tsunami debris is not expected to arrive in north america until winter. >> and that is fascinating. a big new attraction opened up to the public today and you have to stand up to ride this roller coaster. the zombies got the first chance to experience the fun and fox 5s holly morris shows us. >> reporter: you are looking at the end of the world. in roller coaster terms, that is and that is the apocalypse, the newest roller coaster at six flags america and that is a standup feel adventure, the first roller coaster they had here in 11 years and that primes to be memorable and this is the chief engineer. judge why new? >> seems like america and that is stand up in the whole area and you get to stand up high over the track and a great view
and as you swing around. it's great. >> is the sensation that much different whether you're sitting down our stand something. >> reporter: think so. the higher and farther away from the track, the more the gravity is up higher and reacts different. >> it's one thing to get the reaction from someone working at the park. it's another to get one from the roller-coaster expert and that is where elizabeth is and her daughter. elizabeth is the mid-atlantic representative for the american poster enthusiasts, a.p.e. where does this roller coaster rank six flags america now? >> and this is the park to visit. they have every kind of roller coaster out there. >> do you get to, on this new one, you get to stand up and high above the track. your sight is different. you're higher and seeing them different than if you were in the car. >> i want to check your credent alls. how many coasters have you ridden? >> about 350. >> reporter: 350? that makes you an expert. and you what do you think? >> i loved it.
>> reporter: there you go. she loved it and looks like the zombies liked it, too. if you dare to come out, the amusement park opens every morning at 6:30. holly morris, fox 5 news. >> goodness. >> are those your society meats, too? >> and guaranteed on the ride, too. >> do you like roller coasters? >> i'm finding i get sicker as i get older. >> really? on ah. >> and that means i'm not riding with you. >> i will go but you might bring a bag for me. >> and whatever works. you like roller coasters? >> never liked the corkscrew kind but the old wooden kind. the drop. and that spinning doesn't do it fory me. >> it's been a long time. >> yes. what is up next. coming up, the corruption scandal deepens in the district. what happens next in the newest political fallout among the
. bad news for lauryn hill. the u.s. attorney's office charged her with failing to file income tax returns for several years. she earned more than $1.5 million from 2005-2007. no comment from hill. she's scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on june 29th. no money troubles here, apparently. someone is with withing to pony up nearly -- willing to pony up nearly $90,000 for a pair of sneakers. they air easy 2 sneakers designed by kanye west.
they don't hit the market until saturday but people started camping out at stores a week ago. so far, only kanye has a pair. a few people were able to preorder them and put them on ebay. $90,000. really? >> i'm just is hoping we don't see the same craziness over the shoes. i thought nukey was going to have you tweet it and put it on twitter. >> and the craziness dies down? >> yeah. >> $90,000 is a lot of money. >> all right. >> and thank you very much for joining us at 5. >> the news edge at 6 starts now. the news edge begins with a crisis within the city council. and a new charge is brought against the council's former chairman. brown was hit with a campaign charge for campaign vilying. he resign -- violation and he