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right now that if you said i'm giving that up, you change everything. >> reporter: that message hitting home with many of these teenagers. >> i have working body parts and there's really no excuse not to use them to the full advantage. >> everybody has their excuses whether they speak them out loud or if it's just in the back of their head. >> that was tom haynes reporting. the news keeps coming, brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. we start off tonight with another horrible shooting accident involving a young child. it happened in hagerstown, maryland, earlier today. a 3-year-old boy rushed to the hospital after he came across a gun in the parking lot and shot himself. fortunately the little boy is expected to live. for more on the story fox 5's audrey barnes joins us now. >> police say the gleam and his 7-year-old sister -- the 3-year- old and his 7-year-old sister found that gun in the parking lot of a church and post
office. the boy was playing with the gun and it went off shooting him in the chest. this was the scene off west franklin street and hagerstown early this morning. we now know the gun was a .22 caliber semiautomatic baretta. police say it only contained 1 bullet and the gun was not stolen. now we're trying to find the gun's owner. we talked to a volunteer firefighter who was across the street when the shooting occurred. he said accidents like this aren't common for that community. >> it's a shocker for this town and i know it's going to send this town for take loop for a few days, but i -- a loop for a few days, but i believe the town is resilient enough to bounce back. i just hope there's a lot of support for the parents and child and i hope we find an answer to what happened really fast. this is a place to raise your family and for this to happen it kind of pumps your brakes a bit. >> just a few hours ago we got word the little 3-year-old boy has been upgraded to stable condition. his sister was not hurt. in fact, she ran to get help
when the gun went off. police are still looking for the person who threw a loaded gun into a bush where anyone could fine it. fine-- find it. a news edge exclusive, city kids sent off to summer camp. some remember it as an ugly experience, one that has law enforcement investigating. tonight we're hearing from a man who saw our story and just had to reach out. fox 5's beth parker shows us, he says it's time for a change. >> i said oh, no. >> reporter: oh, no. that was vernon woods' reaction when he saw his old summer camp on the news. >> it gave me the chills. i was shaken a little bit because i can remember how terrified i was then and it just brought that back and it took me right back there. >> reporter: the story on fox 5 took him back to being a 13- year-old boy. >> up until i saw your story i thought my experience may have been an isolated deal. >> reporter: camp brown in st. mary's county was shut down.
it's run by the boys and girls clubs of greater washington. last week the club sent a letter to parents acknowledging inappropriate fight club behavior instigated by counselors. vernon woods says that was going on back when he attended camp brown in the late '70s. >> part of their entertainment had gladiator fights, you know. they would pick two guys, youth, take around the side of the cabin and let you go for it and occasionally the counselors would fight one of the kids. >> reporter: woods says counselors cheered. what if you didn't want to fight? >> you got beat up. that's. it you don't have to fight. you got beat up. >> reporter: he says fights went on for hours. >> it was just like another activity as if it was a scheduled camp activity. >> reporter: woods said he didn't get much sleep at camp because he was always waiting for that creek of the cabin door. >> it was like the door would open and it's like here we go.
>> reporter: once he says he tried to escape. >> i was terrified. i wasn't much of a fighter as a kid. all i wanted to do was just get out of there. i even attempted to run away one time. >> reporter: he got caught. >> bloody noses were common. busted lips were common. >> reporter: over the years woods would still think about it time to time. >> over the years i just tell people don't send your kids down there. it was like my first time out of the city and, you know, it ruined it. >> reporter: a spokesman for the boys and girls clubs of greater washington declined our repeated requests for an interview. woods says he doesn't want to see the camp shut down. he says it just needs better management and counselors who are not teenagers. he says it's basically kids watching kids. in washington beth parker, fox 5 news. the edge on d.c. tonight, d.c. police on the lookout for a man who may be trying to lure young boys. in april a man was distributing flyers in an american
university park neighborhood to offer tutoring. this week a number of other incidents have occurred. >> on monday, august 6th, a complaint was received. this was an anonymous complaint in the mt. pleasant neighborhood of a resident who was allegedly in possession of child pornography. on august 7th a nude adult male reportedly made overtures to three juveniles in the swimming pool locker room at wilson high school. >> wednesday a boy was walking on 36th street northwest when a driver offered him a ride. the suspect may be driving a blue four-door chevrolet. d.c. police also searching for two gunmen who robbed a d.c. superior court judge. judge ronna beck was held up near 17th and crittendon street last friday. beck was walking with two people when the gunmen announced the robbery. no one was hurt. beck had her purse, car keys and judge's gang stolen.
they were later recovered. police are learning more of the allegations of abuse against a man accused of molesting a girl at a home daycare center. fairfax county police arrested elwood thomas june 7th after a 14-year-old girl said he touched her inappropriately when she attended happy land daycare in annandale when she was apparently between the ages of 11 and 12. the daycare is closed now. police believe there may be more victims and ask anyone with information to come forward. a manassas man will spend the next 23 years behind bars for his role in a prostitution business run by a local gang that recruited and trafficked high school girls. daniel dove found out his sentence. besides being punished for gang involvement he was sentenced for committing two armed robberies and manassas and gun possession in fairfax during a burglary even though he was a convicted felon. martin o'malley is raking in the winnings tonight after his gambling expansion bill gets the green light. fox 5's maureen umeh is
everywhere at 11:00. >> maryland lawmakers passed the gambling extension bill during the second day of the special session making the way for a sixth casino to be built in national harbor and will allow table games. the maryland senate voted to change the state law to create a strict liability standard for owners of all dogs, not just pitbulls. authorities at dulles international airport say two planes clipped each other on the taxiway this afternoon. a jet and express commuter plane suffered minor damages. it's estimated the planes were traveling only a few miles an hour when they made contact. authorities say it happened as one plane was preparing for departure and the other was arriving. the army private accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of government secrets has tried to get his case thrown out. private bradley manning says he's endured harsh treatment the past nine months warranting a dismissal of the entire case against him.
manning says he was forced to sleep in poor conditions. manning could take the stand in his defense during a hearing in october. a news alert from l.a. tonight, a small plane crashed into a neighborhood near westwood. the pilot was killed, no one hurt on the ground. an faa spokesman tells the los angeles times the pilot declared an emergency shortly after leaving the santa monica airport. we're following a developing story out of afghanistan. for the third time this week an afghan security officer turned his gun on american troops and opened fire. fox's conner powell has more from kabul. >> reporter: they are supposed to be participates, afghan and american troops -- partners, afghan and american troops fighting side by side rooting out the taliban, but once again afghan security forces turn their weapons on their u.s. mentors. three special u.s. force were killed today after a commander in helmand province attacked
the american troops reportedly luring them into the ambush with the offer of dinner. a taliban spokesman said the afghan policeman escaped and is now hiding with insurgents. these so-called green on blue attacks are on the rise, this the third of its kind this week alone. >> those isolated indents will have no effect on transition and on the quality of our forces. >> reporter: but this year alone more than 30 u.s. and international troops have been killed by members of the afghan security forces including two who were shot in the halls of the afghan ministry of interior this past winter. these attacks have seriously damaged the relationship between afghan and american troops and raise alarming questions about the capability of the afghan security forces. for now u.s. commanders insist they must press on and continue training the afghans. in kabul conner powell, fox news. it's been three years since charla nash was brutally attacked by a chimpanzee.
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amnesty international sponsoring a concert tonight outside the russian embassy in northwest to show support for members of a russian punk rock group jailed since february for performing a protest song against the putin government. >> we really hope the world will understand what's happening to this band is part of a much broader crackdown. so while we care about these three women, there are many dozens or hundreds of other people in russia who are also suffering from persecution. >> the jailed punk rockers' trial ended this week, a verdict expected next friday. if convicted, they face three years in prison. putin criticized the rockers. a woman critically wounded
by a chimpanzee is trying to sue the state. the woman has undergone a face transplant. today they attended a hearing trying to sue for $150 million in damage claiming the state is responsible for not seizing the animal, but officials say they didn't have the authority to seize the animal. >> the commissioner today sits in a nursing home outside of boston in total darkness without eyes, without hands, without her face permanently scarred, emotionally, psychologically and physically. she'll never be able to see bryanna and maybe even worse, she'll never be able to even hole her hand. >> the chimpanzee tore off both of nash's hands in the attack. the animal's owner sandy harold died in 2010. no criminal charges were filed against her. christmas comes early for microsoft, pain at the pump and apple offering discounts for iphone, maureen umeh with your
fox 5 top five. >> active video games don't cut it when compared to actual exercise. no. 5, while they can help sedentary people become more active, research shows most active video games fall short of the recommended 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous daily exercise, but the study's authors say the games can be useful for groups more suited for light to moderate activity like senior citizens. no. 4, microsoft is thinking about the big holiday rush. the company will open a dozen pop-up stores in major cities across the country. mike soft expects this holiday season to be busy with the launch of windows 8 operating system and a new device called the microsoft surface. no. 3, iphones on sale, yup. apple is reportedly authorizing retailers to off $39 discounts on the iphone 4f and iphone 4 if the customer finds it for a lower price at another outlet. media reports say apple is
expected to unveil the new iphone next month. no. 2, need help getting around the district on a bike? a new website app called bike planner can help. it was launched today. cyclists can use it to find the least congested and more direct route to get to their destination. no. 1, the price of gas is spiking according to aaa. the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $3.67 a gallon up more than one cent overnight and up 10 cents from last week. a rise in crude oil prices, pipeline leaks in the midwest and refinery fire in california are said to be the blame this time and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. >> getting into the weekend, got a lot of big events. in annapolis got a big concert tomorrow. the ravens are practicing at navy stadium. >> i think you'll be kind of right there. showers possible east of i-95 tomorrow. it's not an all day rain.
don't worry about. that you may have a couple passing showers. we'll go from there. we were supposed to have more than thunderstorms this evening than what we have had. earlier this morning when the showers and thunderstorms went through, they may have called down the atmosphere a little. we're trying to get some in here. we need the rain. we're not talking about severe weather, but we do need some rain to come across. a look at sentinel radar down south and west there's a little shower so you can see just up around hagerstown. that's really no big deal at this point. we'll get closer in here. here's culpeper and fauquier county and spotsylvania county up to prince william county. this is all kind of coming up from the southwest. it's hard a hard time staying together once it's crossed over the mountains there, but it looks like it may try to reenergize a bit farther down to the south and west. you can see it tracking up to northeast, a little lightning in place here, not much, but if
it keeps coming on this trajectory, if it holds together, it should at least stay together to bring some rain to prince william county back up maybe as far north as fairfax county. who knows? if it stays together and it's forecast to stay together, could bring rain into the district. overnight tonight there's a chance we could have more showers and maybe even thunderstorms, certainly still possible till this frontal system gets closer to us and tries to push through overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning. otherwise temperatures in town will make it down to about 72 degrees or so, perhaps a little cooler in the suburbs. some showers tomorrow, high 86, but again most of the shower activity tomorrow will be i-95 to the east. that means in the city you're hit and miss. maybe there's a shower or two, better chances out towards the bay and shore. farther east you go, greater chance for rain. sunday is looking good, warmer, less humid, lots of sunshine out there. this is the rain we're tracking
this evening now. frontal system is way back out to the west. all of this is happening ahead of the front. 72 tonight, 69 gaithersburg, upper 60s north and west. tomorrow with some sunshine, temperatures back up into the middle 80s, again east of town, better chance for rain. showers east tomorrow, a few clouds, looks really good sunday, real good monday, more storms coming in tuesday afternoon and evening, mid-week of next week we dry out, maybe a little cooler, little less humidity. have a great weekend. dave ross is in with sports. this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with dave ross. >> we are 24 hours removed from the preseason debut of one robert griffin, iii and i think it's safe to say this town is still abuzz and quite excited about the future and the present. griffin was set to go between 12 and 20 plays. he went 14 in three series, first three and out, second a fumble with evan royster, but
the third is the one with pierre garcon was the main target, three catches for 58 yards. those two hooked up later during an eight-play 80-yard drive for a 20-yard score here. griffin gets the win and td in his first nfl start. he finishes four of six for 70 yards and i think he was impressive. >> it's preseason. i'm not going to be running around as much as people would like or want to see for myself, but i don't mind that. i didn't get temperatured today. that was a great feel. so all the talk about the offensive line and injuries we've had, the protection was great. nobody got near me on any of those plays we were in there for, so i was really proud of the team for stepping up, especially the offensive line and then having a great day. >> there's one turnover during griffin's run in the second series in a 3rd and 1, bad exchange in a handoff to evan royster. he fumbles and the bills --
handoff to evan royster. he fumbles and the bills recover. despite the hiccup head coach mike shanahan had high praise for his nfl rookie in his preseason debut. >> i think robert played well. i thought that first 3rd down pass was really close to being in. i'm not sure if it was in or not, close enough and then we had that turnover on 3rd down and 1. i couldn't see the exchange. i thought we did some pretty good things. we moved the ball. i think for 14 plays you couldn't ask for much more. >> the skins next test for rg3 and company in the windy city in chicago. coming up the o's 20 year rookie got a pie in the face. more on that when we come back. [ male announcer ] in 1996,
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the bigs. bottom 5, you hang them we'll bang them. over the left field wall, first career home run. o's up 3-1. next inning machado at it again, three runs and how about this. the sam fan who caught the first ball catches the second one, too. that's pretty amazing. pies in the face, not one but two and the o's defeat the royals 7-1 tied for the wildcard lead. how about the pga championship in south carolina. mother nature just blowing. nice umbrella, not sure that's really working for you. tiger woods began the day three shots back, 45 feet away and when tiger gets it rolling, what's this? he gets it. he's 5-under just one back. then on 9 the chip and that's going in. tiger woods, it's got the nike revolution. one more revolution, it would have been a commercial but it
doesn't go. tiger missed. a good day 1-under 71, tied for the lead with vijay singh and carl pettersson. the ball never goes in. brian bolter is back to wrap up the edge in a minute. >> the verizon 4g lte sports desk brought to you by verizon 4g lte. only from verizon. a shareable pool of data to power up to 10 different devices. add multiple smartphones to your plan, so everyone in your family can enjoy unlimited talk and text. the first plan of its kind. share everything. get your student a samsung galaxy nexus for $99.99.
breaking news from the campaign trail. mitt romney's campaign says he will announce his running mate tomorrow at 9 a.m. in norfolk. he'll be in virginia on a bus tour. speculative running mates include chris christie, marco rubio, tim pawlenty and paul ryan. we will know for sure tomorrow morning 9 a.m. in norfolk, virginia. meantime have a fantastic weekend, everybody.
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