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news. the news keeps coming. brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. a virginia man hauled away in handcuffs after allegedly shooting a security guard in downtown d.c. tonight new information on the fbi investigation and a former employee thanks the guard for being a hero, our big story tonight. the shooting happened this morning at a conservative lobbying firm and the police spent the day in a virginia neighborhood looking for evidence, fox 5's bob barnard with the latest. >> that's where the suspect's family lives in herndon. investigators also found the accused gunman's car parked at the east falls church metro station. it's been impounded. late tonight the fbi announced it's charged the shooting suspect floyd corkins with assault with a deadly weapon. for a good chunk of the day the corner of eighth and g streets in the district's chinatown was on virtual lockdown as d.c. police and the fbi investigated a shooting inside the lobby of
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the family research council's headquarters. it happened around 10:45 this morning, police telling us an armed manmade negative comments about the organization's work. it opposes gay marriage and abortion rights before opening fire on the security guard. he has been identified as leo johnson. this is a photo of him taken to the hospital. johnson was shot in the arm yet helped others tackle the shooter. >> i would say the security guard is a hero as far as i'm concerned. he did not allow the armed person past the front, so he did his job. >> reporter: the suspected gunman was identified as floyd corkins, ii seen being taken into custody. the fbi is trying to figure out what he intended to do and why. >> we can't confirm any connection at this moment. the family research council is housed in that building and the investigation continues to see what, if any, connection he had with that organization. >> reporter: investigators spent the afternoon interviewing corkins' parents and grandmother at their home
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in the kingston shea section of herndon. all the neighbors said they had never seen the couple's oldest of three sons. >> just the gun violence in the last month or so is really, really scary. >> reporter: sources say corkins bought the gun he allegely used this morning last week. not much is known about him except that for the past six months corkins volunteered at the d.c. center for the lesbian, gay and transgender community working the front desk on weekends. the center's executive director posted a statement on the front door saying in part, "we condemn the violence." today the president of the family research council said his organization's first concern is with their colleague who was shot and according to a former co-worker leon johnson was an employee of the frc awarded for his loyalty and dedication to the job. >> we have posted photos from the scene on and a link to an article by former family research council
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employee thanking that security guard for his work. he says, "today at the point of highest reality when a dull desk job called for the vocation of a hero leo showed he had the form of every virtue." to read the full article go to, click on web links. a gaithersburg man convicted of killing his 12- year-old stepdaughter. he killed the girl to get out of his marriage to her mother. fox 5's audrey barnes has this story now in the newsroom. >> jessica nguyen was a 4' 8 dynamo, a beloved honor student in middle school. relatives found her stabbed to death in her home last may. it took months for police to arrest her stepfather in the case and just hours for a jury to convict him. it was a murder that frightened an entire community. 12-year-old jessica nguyen was found stabbed to death in her family's home. unsolved for four months police finally arrested her stepdad david hang. in a week long trial in
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montgomery county prosecutors presented evidence that hang killed jessica because her mother, kim woo, and her relatives wouldn't let him out of their marriage, a sham to help her get u.s. citizenship. >> the family would not agree to let him out of the marriage as quickly as he wanted out and he threatened basically to do whatever he needed to do and threatened revenge on the family. >> reporter: investigators say he exacted his revenge on pint sized jessica stabbing her 43 times with a machete. a knife caked with his dna on it was found beside her tiny body. >> this was clearly premeditated and the victim was a child. we think he should die in jail for this crime. >> reporter: courtroom observers were outraged at hang's demeanor during some of the trial smirking and smiling until the jury came back with its guilty verdict. >> today he was not laughing. today justice was served, not only for the family but the whole community. >> reporter: prosecutors will seek a sentence of life in
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prison with no chance of parole. jessica's uncle said it's what they spent the last year hoping for. >> even though it couldn't bring back jess impact here with us, but at least we know that david hang -- jessica back here with us, but at least we know david hang will stay in jail the rest of his life and will not have a chance to hurt community. >> reporter: david hang will be sentenced october 29th. d.c. employees will be getting something extra this month in their paychecks, getting paid back for money lost last fiscal year when they had to take four furlough days. nearly 22,000 workers will get repaid. they issued a statement that said we asked our employees to sacrifice an amount of income in order to help close what was projected to be a budget gap. instead efficient management in government and unanticipated tax revenues gave us a surplus. gray says giving the money back is the right thing to do. a $50,000 reward now offered for information in the 1984 murder of a virginia state
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trooper. johnny bowman was off duty when he was stabbed to death in his manassas home 28 years agoful investigators have a dna -- ago. visitors have a dna profile but they need a name to connect with it. >> reporter: johnny bowman information his pajamas when someone rang the bell at his door of his manassas townhouse just after 4 a.m. in 1984. >> the attack was brutal. the trooper was stabbed 40 times in his home within a short period of time. >> reporter: bowman's brother who was in the house heard the commotion and briefly saw the attacker who left behind a hard hat, wig and pair of nonprescription glasses. he described the killer as a black male. investigators say the killer said a few words before launching the assault. >> it was a statement to the effect hi, i'm from the expletive power company and then trooper bowman was immediately attacked. >> reporter: what's never been
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sustained is the motive, the fact that haunts the trooper's daughter who spoke with fox 5 back in 2004. >> every night before bed just random times that's all i think about. it's hard looking in the mirror when you look exactly like him. it's been 20 years now and i still don't know who did it. i just want it to be done with. >> reporter: detective elliott works the case every day and if someone came forward with the name he may be able to solve the case. he confirms the dna evidence has already ruled some people out. >> they can always come forward anonymously if they wish, but, of course, we would prefer that they provide their information so we know who we're talking to and dealing with, but yeah, absolutely. there are people out there that have information that will solve this case and we're asking for them to come forward. >> reporter: detective elliott would not say where the dna was recovered, but advancements in technology allow investigators to now routinely obtain dna evidence from anything that
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absorbs sweat or on items that may have retained skin cells years after it was left behind. trooper bowman's daughter nicky was just 2 years old when he was killed. she is still wondering who and why. the fbi came up with the money for the reward which again stands at $50,000. if you think you can help the investigators solve the case, caught fbi or the virginia state police at 703-803-2637. in the fox 5 newsroom i'm paul wagner. caught on camera, surveillance video shows this man burglarizing a wine bar on 11th street northwest. the owner says his business has been burglarized three times in the past 10 days. video shows the same man broke in twice, the third time day. man. if anyone recognizes that person, you're urged to call d.c. police. by the end of the year smokers in australia will notice a big change in the packs of cigarettes they buy. laura evans is everywhere at
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11:00. >> a new government regulation approved by australia's highest court requires graphic images and health warnings to cover most of the package. local tobacco executives call it illegal. the u.s. government tried to do the same thing here, but it's still tied up in court. hundreds of firefighters battling wildfires out west, the largest in washington state where 70 homes and hundreds of other structures have been destroyed. the blaze has consumed at least 26,000 acres. other wildfires are burning in parts of wyoming, california and idaho. authorities are hoping calmer winds will help tame the fires. former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky keeping busy behind bars. he and his wife are writing a book while sandusky awaits sentencing next month. in june he was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse. the book would be sandusky's second. in 2001 he published the memoir of his charity work which bore the title touched, the jerry
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sandusky story. grab your tickets, we've got the winning numbers to tonight's powerball jackpot. someone could win over $300 million coming up. >> gary is watching that forecast. >> that's right. we're in for a treat top, much cooler temperatures by the weekend -- tomorrow, much cooler temperatures by the weekend. forecast is coming up. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. [ male announcer ] the choice on debt...
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someone may be a lot richer tonight, tonight's powerball jackpot. 56, 27, 46, 6 and 51, powerball 21 are the winning numbers. good luck. the third largest jackpot in the history of powerball. the lines are long for some of the young undocumented immigrants lined up outside casa offices in langley park, maryland. today marks the first day they can apply for work permits under the obama administration deferred action program. immigrants can receive a visa for two years without fear of being deported. >> we're very excited because we finally can just take the opportunity to go to college or something and, you know, just to be in peace, just to leave without any worries. >> undocumented immigrants must be between 15 and 31 years old,
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come to the united states before they were 16, lived here continuously the past five years, be enrolled in high school college or been a member of the u.s. military. vice president joe biden blasted for making a controversial comment yesterday. this is what the vice president said to an audience about mitt romney's financial regulation and banking policies that included many african americans. >> he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. unchain wall street. they're going to put you all back in chains. >> biden said he was talking about the middle class, not about a race of people. former governor doug wilder said on cnn today biden should cool it, back up and admit he was wrong. wilder was the country's first elected black governor. a warning for parents and small children and a new era in online shopping, laura evans has your fox 5 top five.
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>> up first a new way to shop on your smartphone. no. 5, several big name retailers including wal-mart and target are creating a mobile app that lets you make. s with your cell phone. the app is expected to include -- purchases with your cell phone. the app is expected to include coupons and discounts. no. 4, the cost to maintain the average checking account jumped in every major category this year according to known 3, your blood type may influence your help. people with type ab negative blood had a 23% increased risk for heart disease, type a blood was associated with high cholesterol, type o blood may help prevent clotting. no. 2, when it comes to disciplining your kids, positive reinforcement appears to work better than negative. kids rewarded with hugs were more likely to behave than kids punished with spanking. listen to this, men were more likely to engage in positive touch with their children.
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no. 1, the popular bumbo baby seat is being recalled because babies can wiggle out of them. the consumer product safety commission says nearly two dozen infants have suffered skull fractures. parents should stop using the seats immediately. you can contact bumbo for a free repair kit. that is tonight's fox 5 top five. >> lump day cruising in towards the weekend, starting off good. how come it's wednesday, but it feels like monday? >> tomorrow is going to feel fantastic. >> lots of sunshine, warm temperatures. today 86 degrees and for all of you at home, only the fourth day this month we've been in the 80s. of other day we've been 90 or high -- every other day we've been 90 or higher. tomorrow we may touch 90. here's where we were earlier today, showers and norms down to the south off to the east. cull -- thunderstorms down to the south off to the east. culpeper and spotsylvania got
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grazed, but it all stayed south of the district here. we had nothing more than a sprinkle or two earlier this morning. high pressure is building in back out to the west. it will bring us nice low comfortable humidity levels. we'll be warm and a lot of sunshine, highs 86 reagan, dulles 84, bwi marshall 85 degrees. so real nice with the clouds helping to keep temperatures down a little bit. great evening, too 78 degrees right now for national. relative humidity is 62%, the winds out of the north at 7 miles per hour. drier air will be coming in tonight through the morning hours tomorrow. that will lower the humidity. it will make for a real comfortable temperature. it's already 66 gaithersburg and frederick, 64 degrees for culpeper and tonight's numbers will drop down to the lower 60s to mid-60s out in the suburbs. this weekend we're watching colder air coming down. this is one of the most refreshing air masses we've seen in a while.
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it will cool down in the midwest. it's going to come down to the northern sections of the southeast as this front comes through, but ahead of the front friday we'll have showers and thunderstorms coming on through. the cooler air mass gets in for the weekend and right now it looks like this front will get far enough through us on saturday it will keep the rain way and most of the clouds away. so saturday looks real nice. the question is sunday where we have a little piece of energy come along the front, push some clouds back up north and push a couple showers up north. the going forecast does have a couple spotty showers in for sunday. saturday looks reanice and the temperatures very comfortable, 60s for morning lows and lower 80s for high temperatures this weekend. for that matter, it looks like the low 80s will continue right through into next week as well. 70 tonight here in town, gaithersburg downright chilly at 60 degrees, dulles 62,
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manassas 63. again tomorrow we will warm up to the upper 80s, but the humidity will be very low tomorrow. so it's going to be very comfortable again on the one side, but very comfortable with the low humidity. scattered thunderstorms friday in advance of the front that will cool us down for the weekend and again the weekend is looking pretty good and the cool temperatures stay with us into next week. so that is something to look forward to. it is a beautiful day in san francisco today. a beautiful day for what do they call this, a rubber match? this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with lindsay murphy. >> you never cease to amaze me. the nationals wrapped up a 10- game road trip against the giants and won their fourth series. that's key because they are headed back to d.c. for two big series against division foes, the mets and the braves. a rubber match, stephen strasburg on the hill, top of the 3rd, game tied 2-2. home
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run to right center, 13th of the season and the two-run shot gives the nats a 4-2 lead. bottom 6th and stephen strasburg makes hunter pence look silly. he goes six innings finishing with seven strikeouts. bottom 9, tyler clippard gets pablo sandoval to pop up to first. the game is over. the next batter buster posey, no problem. tyler clippard get him to go down swinging. nats win 6-4. they return to face the mets friday and mold a 4 1/2 game lead over the braves -- hold a 4 1/2 game lead over the braves in the nl east. >> we had nothing but nail biters. we were banged up but getting healthy and we're getting in the fun part of the year where everything is magnified and these guys are playing for it. the orioles hosting the red sox at camden yards, bottom 6, o's down 2-0 , two on for nate
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mcclaussen and he delivers a single. nick markakis scores and the o's cut the deficit to just one. it's a wild throw to the outfield, j.j. hardy scores tied at 2-2. in the 6th mark reynolds up, hooks one into left bringing in matt wieters and chris day. o's win 5-3. fee licks hernandez -- felix hernandez gets sean rodriguez to strike out. it was the first perfect game in mariners history, 23rd ever in the majors and safeco field becomes the first park to have two perfect games pitched in the same season with phillip umber of the white sox earlier in the year. coming up with one defensive lineman done for the year another is ready to rise to the occasion. stay with us. [ male announcer ] do you support work for welfare?
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barack obama has a long history of opposing work for welfare. "i was not a wild, huge supporter
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of the federal plan that was signed in 1996." [ male announcer ] on july 12th obama quietly ended work requirements for welfare. you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. mitt romney strongly believes work must be part of welfare. the romney plan for a stronger middle class: it'll put work back in welfare. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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only three more days until the redskins second preseason game. running back roy helu will not maersk neither will tim hightower and tim shanahan is not sure if trent williams will play. there were two sacks and 10 tackles last season backing up barry cofield. neild has been battling this year, but he's been left on the bubble. baker definitely gets his chance, but this is not necessarily how he envisioned
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it. >> definitely, you know. it's a big opportunity for me to step up and be the player i know i can be. i hate to see chris go down the way it happened, but when one man goes down, another man has to step up. >> i think this year we have a lot of depth if somebody goes down, somebody can pick it right back up. i'm sure he's going to have -- play just as good as barry and i'm sure they'll try to move somebody else in. i don't want to say anything, but they are going to make sure we're covered at the end. u.s. men's soccer in mexico city, fast forward to the 80th minute, brooke shea left side crosses, back here by terrance boyd and it's buried in the net. the u.s. hold down the win 1-0. it's the first diameter usa has won in mexico. -- time the usa has won in mexico. that's a wrap on sports, but the news edge will be right
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true believers of the loch ness monster are thrilled by a new photo. a scottish sailor captured this picture which he says is compelling evidence that nessie exists. he saw something out of the corner of his eye and grabbed his camera. hundreds of people have reported sightings over the
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years. now you have the news edge. have a fantastic night. see you back here tomorrow. >> fox 5 news isn't over go. to now for news, weather and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at brought to you by verizon 4g lte. i'm barack obama and i approve this message seen this? mitt romney claiming the president would end welfare's work requirements? the new york times calls it 'blatantly false' the washington post says: "the obama administration is not removing the bill's work requirements at all."


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