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the entire gulf coast is bracing for a very long night. we have complete coverage of isaac and the convention. thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >> we are tracking hurricane isaac. i'm here with ue. >> right along the southeastern coast. a second land fall closer to midnight near morgan city. these are 80-mile an hour winds with the center of the storm 70 miles southeast of new orleans. so new orleans has been getting terrible squalls coming through there and a will the of reports of winds gusting up to 70 miles an hour. you can can see the radar. it's a slow storm. it's moving to northwest at 8 miles an hour. on these bowies, you can see sustain winds at 55, gusting to 71. we just saw lake ponchatrain.
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gusting to 63. so these strong winds are going to continue for hours and while the winds will do damage, it's really the water and the fresh water flooding from rain that is going to be a concern. let's go straight to our tracker. you can see where the current location is. it's a category one storm. skimming along the coast. winds of 80 miles an hour and very slow movement. that is a real concern. now here's another concern. going forward in time as it slowly crawls through louisiana, we may still be watching this thing as a tropical storm or even a tropical depression thursday afternoon, brian. so that means an awful lot of rain expected and an awful long time with strong winds. what i'm showing you here is the wind field. in the red, that's where hurricane force winds are at 10:00 tonight. still a lot of it out over the gulf of mexico. let's take this forward in time and new orleans will have several hours of hurricane force winds. no, they aren't like katrina, but they will gust as it moves
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out of town. you can see winds starting to release after 24 hours or so. needless to say, the hurricane warnings are going to continue for louisiana and mississippi and last thing i want to show you here is the massive amount of rain expected out of psi sack. if this continues to move slowly, 7 to 14 inches of rain. they already have a 9 to 10- foot storm surge as shell beach, which is south and east of new orleans. so the surge is going to happen close to 10 to 12 feet. >> you mentioned hurricane katrina. this is obviously almost to the day the seven year anniversary of hurricane katrina. completely different scenario. katrina was a category 5. >> it was a 3 when it made land fall, but it had been a 5. >> it absolutely is. we have been watching video come into the newsroom all night long. you saw on the top of the newscast from lake
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pontchartrain. it means people this time around have taken the warnings very seriously and gotten out of town. there's no mandatory evacuation. this is voluntary evacuations, but it looks like people are heeding the warning. for the very latest, let's go to nicole collins. she is in the big easy. >> hurricane isaac is here. its biggest threat, massive flooding. hurricane isaac makes land fall with waves crashing into the store line after the storm traveled through the gulf of mexico. isaac reaching hurricane status today increasing in strength before reaching land. residents along the coast being urged to leave for higher ground by president obama and local authorities. >> we continue to urge anyone living in low lying areas to evacuate. even if an order hasn't been issued for your area. if it is even not mandatory, we are saying now it is time to
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evacuate those low lying areas. >> some deciding to stay as the storm hits land on the eve of hurricane katrina's 7th anniversary. >> we have a generator, thank god. that was one of the things we did and so if it does, we do lose power, we have a generator to get us through. >> since katrina, reenforced the levee system that failed new orleans in 2005. and the red cross is on the ground using lessons they learned from katrina to prepare for isaac. >> we aren't going to sit around doing nothing. we are going to be planning what our response will be once the winds passed over us. >> new orleans is expecting 6 to 12 feet of storm surge and anywhere between 6 and 24 inches of rain fall. in new orleans, nicole collins, fox news. >> millions and millions of dollars have been pumped into new orleans. make sure to get the water out. for now, they seem to be working. >> by the way, jessica
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received a gust of 83 miles an hour west of the center and it's an offshore oil port. we are going to see rain ourselves, but it may be late in the weekend or early next week. we'll talk more about that. we'll have new information coming in. >> we'll see you back upstairs. shawn, back to up you. >> the republican national convention in full swing tonight in tampa, florida. delegates nominated mitt romney as their candidate for president. bob mcdonnell, mitt romney's wife, ann, and chris cristie, also today. the delegates passed a platform that could become the center of debate over abortion, gay marriage, and medicare. tom fitzgerald joins us with the latest. >> it was a big night for the republicans. they finally got their full convention underway. as you know, both governor mcdonnell and governor cristie were elected on the same night in 2009. many republicans still point to that night as the beginning of their comeback after the democrats won the white house
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in 2008. while it was new jersey that officially put mitt romney over the top for the nomination today, it is virginia that is going to be key as a battleground state if mitt romney hopes to win the presidency in november. governor mcdonnell held up virginia as an example of a state that has done better under republican leadership than many others. earlier in the day, governor mcdonnell introduced the republican platform that the gop will run on and it immediately put the gop squarely at odds with the democrats on many issues. the platform proposes a ban on all abortions and gay marriages. reshapes medicare into a voucher program and rejects federal spending as an ailing job market. the governor touched on d.c. and virginia as being on opposite ends of the president's often quoted, you didn't build that remark.
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>> small businesses don't come out of washington, d.c. premade on flat bed trucks. that coffee shop, that florence and virginia beach, that bakery in radford, virginia, they were all built by american entrepreneurs with big dreams. >> and joining us now, our man in tampa at the republican national convention. fox 5 political analyst, mark. good to see you. >> reporter: great to be with you, tom. >> want to start with this speech from the governor tonight. he mentions by name radford. he mentions virginia beach. did we get a look at the republican strategy in virginia, mark? go to south western virginia. >> tom, as you remember at the start of this speech, he was a middle class kid from fairfax county. we did mention fairfax when i
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interviewed him yesterday, he told me that he carried fairfax. he carried prince william. he carried loudoun. it's a third of the vote and they are working very hard there and i reported earlier that neil, the poster for mitt romney, said virginia is the new ohio. meaning if there's a bell weather, it is virginia. so i don't think he was inadvertent. i think he was playing decoy with us because i talked to also the republican chairman and they are spending a lot of time in field work in northern virginia. they realize they have to turn around what obama did four years ago in northern virginia. northern virginia is key. >> let's talk about governor mcdonnell. he became one of the finalists for the vice presidential slot. ultimately went to congressman ryan. people are talking about governor mcdonnell's future. as we all well know, virginia's governorship is limited to one four-year term.
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if he leaves and would accept a position in a romney administration, perhaps as attorney general or some other. that would really shake up virginia's governor's race. the attorney general, republican ken cuccinelli and republican bill bowling vying for that nomination. how much would that upset and likelihood that it would ever happen? >> well, i ask, what are you going to do xt? he said wait a second, i have 17 months to run before i leave and he has been mentioned as a transportation secretary as well. they are now introducing ann romney. and what ken cuccinelli, the attorney general said fine. bring it on. the nomination is going to be in a convention and he is confident that he could be in a primary or in a convention and that the governor has a prerogative he is backing
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bowling. it would make no difference in cuccinelli said i have 30 points more name recognition than the lieutenant governor. so he felt very smug, really, about his chances whatever bob mcdonnell did. >> mark, that race for the virginia governor's office is already shaping up to be a big one. we have mark, fox 5 political analyst live in tampa tonight at the republican national convention. as you heard mark say there just a moment ago, ann romney speaking tonight. governor chris cristie of new jersey later on with the keynote address. so we have much more to come this evening as we continue, shawn. >> thank you, tom. still ahead, a crucial clue released in the case of a man brutally beaten on capitol hill. we'll show you the clue, plus the victim's wife is now speaking out. also ahead. >> for the time being, will be my last day as a redskin. >> it's the end of an era for
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the burgundy and gold. why the redskins release chris cooley and the fan favorite e moe mobile reaction emotional reaction is coming up next. >> how united is explaning the glitch at 11:00.  president clinton: this election to me is about which...
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a young husband and father from capitol hill found unconscious on the front porch of a home on capitol hill. we severely beaten and robbed. tonight, d.c. police on hand to address a concern crowd of residents. fox 5's will thomas is working the story. there's new video that could help out. >> it is surveillance video we are about to show you. police tell me tonight there is no piece of information that is too small. we are also focusing on that young victim. his wife is speaking out about the man she loves and in an effort to get some thugs off the streets. >> it's not a typical turnout for a public safety meeting. the hill center is packed and so are the overflow rooms. >> smart phones. >> came here from d.c.'s top
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cop and a handful of other officials about a crime spike and a recent brutal attack in the shadow of eastern market. the father of a little boy just shy of 2 attended a nats game friday, august 17, then headed here to a restaurant on pennsylvania avenue southeast with friends. shortly after midnight, now saturday, the 18th, he started walking home. that's when t.c. was brutally beaten and robbed of a credit card and cell phone on north carolina drive. his wife, abby, speaking for the first time to the media says he is making progress after a second brain surgery over the weekend. she uses a dry erase board to communicate with t.c. >> one of the greatest moments we had is i wrote him a message. it said, can you put up two fingers? he did it. >> this is the just released surveillance video. investigators say they were using t.c.'s credit card to
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fill up at an exxon station near the scene of the crime on capitol hill. there may be three people inside the car and it's believed to be a 2005 hyundai sanaata. >> the violence sustained and the injuries. a will the lot of news coverage and there's more crimes going on. >> are people alarmed over news coverage about a violent crime? or real d.c. crime facts? ward 6 council member, tommy wells, who attended the public safety meeting, would be among the most informed in the city. >> we are upset about what happened. we are also concern about the spike in crime. the crime is more with guns and more violent. >> here are the numbers this year directly from chief lanier. from january to the end of february, a 53% spike in robberies. she says police have been working hard to combat that.
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and according to the chief, from march to present day, rot the robbery spike has gone to 9%. >> yesterday, we spoke with the police union concerned there aren't enough officers on the streets to deal with the robberies. the chief responded tonight telling me she doesn't think there's a connection. she thinks the big part of the problem is a result of cell phone companies refusing to disable phones that have been reported stolen. this is instant money for the bad guys. they can be resold and the chief says cell phones are ripped off in 40% of these street robberies. but starting in october of this year, the fcc is forcing cell phone companies to disable phones reported stolen. and chief lanier says she has no doubt robberies will drop big time city wide. brian. the 15-year-old accused of opening fire inside a baltimore county high school yesterday is being charged as an adult. police say robert gladden, jr., walked into the cafeteria of perry hall high, fired a shotgun at random.
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his last facebook update, first day of school, last day of my life. his father says he was bullied. he is charged with attempted first-degree murder and first- degree assault. the redskins roster cuts continued today and i think today's cut, or one of them cut more than others, especially for fans. >> it's like deja vu. you and i stood right here. we were talking about the kicking dual. what a surprise, graham is going to get it for the third year in a row and he's gone. so we thought that was the shock of the day. no, the biggest shock of the day came a couple hours later when the dismissal of chris cooley. this has fans talking. cooley was the longest tenured redskin until today. the eight-year vet leaves as the all-time leader in receptions with 428. also found the end zone 33 times. he has been banged up in 2009
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and 2011, he missed 20 games. he was called captain chaos. but he proclaimed ready to go this year after knee surgery in the offseason, but with davis now cemented as the number one tight end, he tried his hand at fullback, but chris cooley received the news that every player dreads. >> it's been awesome. i've been very, very fortunate to play for a franchise that has embraced me and for a fan base that has embraced me the way that they have. this organization has changed my life in every way for the better. >> it's a risky move. i mean, it's always risky when you don't have to make a move and you make it anyhow. it's always risky. but we did what we thought was right for him and the organization and i wish him
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well. >> it's fine because from a football standpoint, they might make monetary sense, but fans don't always want to hear about the money, right? we caught up with the fans tonight and they talked about the departure of chris cooley. >> i'm sad to see him go. he was a total team player and he is going to be missed. but i guess it was his time and it was an expensive player and i think his wheels were gone. >> he's been hurt for the past couple of years, so that makes sense. he doesn't play enough. >> if you are a redskins plan, you recognize the name cooley, so rg3 is a great player. he's brand-new. first pick, it was a great look, but i think he's associated with the redskins name. >> it will be different. tomorrow is the final preseason game. lindsey murphy and i will be out there and the first time in a long time without chris cooley in the 47 jersey. >> and rg3 not starting this game.
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>> not playing at all tomorrow. the starters are going to rest and get ready for september 9 against new orleans. we'll see a lot of backups. >> hopefully they are all looking good. >> get that final tuneup. brian. >> a virginia gym ripped apart during a dangerous storm this summer. several parents leapt into action to help rescued injured. their story next. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel...
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we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. honoring heros tonight in spotsylvania county. seven weeks after a microburst ripped apart a gym, it was a storm the sheriff says would have ended in death. if it not for the quick thinking of the parens in the gym that night. laura evans joins us with the story. >> it was july 8 in fredericksburg. a crowd was headed for that gym. 26 people, students and parents were at cheerleading practice
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with a group called cheer fusion. the violent winds that suddenly hit knocked down the walls and ripped off the roof sending it flying 250 feet through the air hitting a nearby house. seven people were injured, but no one was killed and tonight, at the baptist church, the sheriff recognized the parents. because the parents were watching the weather conditions so closely, all the students were moved into a more secure interior room just before the walls collapsed. >> we have some heros in our community. not only the citizens and parents, but the sheriff's department, the first responders. the emergency responders from the spotsylvania county. clearly saved lives that night. >> it's great to recognize the parents that helped out because surely for nobody to have been killed that day is a miracle in itself.
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>> two of the parents were critically injured. still facing surgeries and medical procedures. as for cheer fusion, they are practicing still out of a temporary facility while their gym is being rebuilt. still about 9 months from completion. shawn. coming up next, we will hear from mitt romney's wife, what she said about her husband at the republican national convention. safety tool or unfair cash cow? d.c.'s speed camera fines are under the microscope. the one idea that could lower fines still ahead tonight.
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> the woman hoping to become the next first lady took center stage at the republican national convention tonight. ann romney, wife of republican presidential nominee, mitt romney delivered her address to the delegates. tom fitzgerald has it. >> she does. in many ways, it was simple as well. it was typically humanized mitt
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romney a little bit. the former governor has been candid in public. he, himself, often says that it is his wife more comfortable. tonight, the delegates are getting to see that in action. let's give you a live look in right now. this is ann romney on the stage down in tampa right now. she went to this convention site earlier this evening to check out that podium she is speaking at right now. earlier in the day, she told reporters on the flight to tampa she was more comfortable in situations where she was speaking off the script than she is here delivering a speech. now the theme of this tonight is to introduce the american people to the mitt romney that ann romney says she has known for years. >> that is where this boy, i met at a high school dance comes in. his name is mitt romney and you should really get to know him.
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[ applause ] i could tell you why i fell in love with him. he was tall, laughed a lot. he was nervous, girls like that. it shows the girl is intimidated. he was nice to my parents, but he was also really glad when they weren't around. >> mitt romney is going to take that exact same stage on thursday night to accept the nomination for the republican national convention that he won today in a vote of the delegates. and shawn, we are expecting that mitt romney may make an appearance in some way to congratulate mitt romney. >> tom, let me ask you. we have all heard how important michelle obama has been to her husband's campaign. how important is ann romney? >> she is very important. a will the of the political analysts made the point that nobody is going to vote or not vote for a presidential candidate based on the spouse. however, ann romney has been an effective tool for the republican campaign. remember, she has made numerous
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appearances. in northern virginia, specifically, reaching out to women. republicans are very aware of the fact that, you know, a third of this country conservatives expect them to vote for romney. a third are democrat liberal expected to vote for barack obama. there's a great third in the middle made up of independents and they had a very bad week and the women's vote with the aiken remarks over abortion and rape. it's important to the republicans in this convention to turn some of that around, shawn, and try to win back whatever female vote they lost last week. >> more of our coverage coming up at 11:00. >> a prince georges county police officer who died in the line of duty was remembered today. officer adrian morris was killed in a car crash during a chase a little more than a week ago. he was remembered today as a person you could always count on. beth parker has the story. >> reporter: officer adrian morris' funeral procession wound through the streets where
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he served. while cameras collect and colleagues stood at attention. his casket entered wood stream church in mitchellville. his mother walked behind it. >> adrian knew they might come. yet every day he got up and put on that uniform, strapped on a weapon and went to work anyway. >> his friend said he wants to focus on happy memories. >> i want to talk about his smile, how i'll never forget it. i want to talk about his laugh that is for ever etched in my mind. >> adrian morris is more than a police officer to me. he was -- >> thought of him as a little brother. >> he was just a remarkable young man. he was always willing to help others and treated everyone that they encountered with dignity and respect, regardless of their status in life. prince georges county police department is a better police
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department because of adrian. >> police chief promoted morris to the rank of police officer first class. congressman spoke directly to morris' mom. >> his character did not come from thin air. your love, your leadership, your caring. your inspiration made him in part what he was. and what he meant to us. >> adrian not only extended himself to serve others, but he was quite the family guy. very thoughtful, respectful. he would quickly anticipate what was needed. >> near the end of the service, a salute at the casket and a candle lighting that included morris' partner who was in the cruiser last monday and survived the accident. >> rest well our brave young
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hero. rest well. >> in prince georges county, beth parker, fox 5 news. d.c. lowered speed camera ticket fines. the debate goes before city lawmakers next. but first, the scare led to a nightmare traffic jam this morning on the bay bridge. what a work crew felt that led to the closing of the westbound span. and we are staying on top of our big story tracking hurricane isaac. a look at lake shore, mississippi, where you can see a stop sign shaking in the wind. you can see the waves starting to kick up. sue has the latest on the forecast. plus, live from new orleans coming up in a few minutes.  organic artichokes, organic lettuce, organic kale...  does your cauliflower have a big carbon footprint?
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but what choices will women be left with? just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. in congress, ryan voted to ban all federal funding for planned parenthood and allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings and birth control. and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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the spans of the bay bridge back open after an unscheduled inspection this morning. the entire westbound section was closed backing up traffic for miles as engineers tried to find out what caused the major shaking overnight. bob has the story. >> reporter: it was felt by a crew painting that tower on the bridge's newer westbound span which was closed to traffic over night. >> there were men up on the bridge on scaffolding when they noticed what appeared to be some excessive vertical movement of the bridge. now i point out to you that suspension types of bridges span types of bridges are expected to move vertically. >> but not like it did this morning. so maryland transportation authority officials stopped the work and kept the bridge closed for the morning commute. that left just the eastbound span's two lanes open for two- way traffic, causing major backups in both directions.
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>> yes. trying to get across. >> trucker, jimmy, now heading back to the eastern shore. >> hasn't been a very product uv day. >> jackson heard about it on the radio. >> but i wasn't expecting this. i know we'll get through it. i'm a little never nervous about it. >> meantime, up on the bridge was a team of 30 engineers and inspectors. focusing on the painting contractors containment system of large tarps designed to keep paint and debris from falling into the bay. right now, we believe wind pattern existed in such a way that it hit that containment system and caused some excessive vertical movement of the bridge. >> the part of the bridge suspended by cables, with the all clear given, the westbound span was reopened right around noon. >> the bridge is absolutely safe for traffic and i will tell you that we would not be in a posture of reopening that bridge if we haven't convinced
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ourselves completely that was the case. >> the good news at the end of this troubling day here, what could have been a major long- term disruption of bay bridge traffic apparently isn't going to happen. along the chesapeake bay, fox 5 news. tonight on the news edge, the national zoo hoping for some baby news. results of the panda pregnancy test and why the mama bear isn't making it easy on zoo vets. and hurricane isaac makes land fall, but it's causing problems all over the southeast. we'll she you the wildest video from across the region at 11:00. he's made his choice.
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but what choices will women be left with? just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. in congress, ryan voted to ban all federal funding for planned parenthood and allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings and birth control. and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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for women... for president... the choice is ours. but somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong. george allen voted for trillions in debt while voting to raise his pay four times,
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then voted to keep special tax breaks for oil and gas companies and took over a half-million from them. worse, allen went to work for them. if you have ever good night gotten a ticket from a speed camera, they are pricey. they want to figure out ways to bring down those fees. as matt acklin reports, the cost is point because it will stop people from doing it again. >> in a flash, you're caught on camera and depending on how fast you are going depends on
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how much you'll have to pay up. take a look at this list. some people have been so angry they have organized protests even set up an online petition. >> the city already has a surplus of millions and millions of dollars and to continue to tax us like this is unfair. >> and hearing concerns, council members called a meeting today to find out if something can be done to send a no speeding message to the public, but not take so much cash if they are caught. >> government has gone too far with how large these fines are. >> even pointing out a chart that shows traffic fatalities have gone down since the cameras were put in. >> as of today, we had 11 traffic fatalities this year. which is a decrease of almost 60% over the same time period last year. >> one issue is that the projected surplus from these cameras is already factored into the budget.
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$30million. if council members were to lower fines, they would have to cut services or find other forms of revenue. >> the fine should not be set to raise money for the district of columbia budget. the fines should match what the traffic infringement is. >> it is important to keep in mind this was a discussion today. one of the ideas that is getting a lot of talk is doing away with radar. keep the speed cameras and it l in the district, matt acklin, fox 5 news. in addition to the convention, of course, all eyes on isaac tonight. its affects on the gulf coast. >> it's been kind of bad. the surge is being compared to the surge they got with hurricane gustoff. it was in the process of
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strengthening. so, they are not done, unfortunately, it's skimming along the coast and it will probably stay a hurricane into the morning. about 70 miles southeast of new orleans. we'll look at it in a moment and first start looking at some of the conditions going on. this is new orleans right now. we're looking at a live picture, i believe, and yup, the lights are flashing and the conditions have deteriorated as they are getting near hurricane force winds blowing on through and an awful lot of rain. the surge, which was expected to be significant, has been. there's a spot called shell beach. it's not far from new orleans who had a surge up to 9.9 feet. let's hope it will continue to drop. as i mentioned with just a moment ago, the headlines with hurricane isaac. it's skimming along the coast, but it is offshore. so that center is in the water. despite the fact the mississippi has been low due to the drought of 2012, it's a very slow moving storm and it
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may maintain this intensity for quite a bit longer with the possibility of 7 to 14 inches and in some spots, 20 inches of rain. flooding inland will be a big concern. here is the latest. winds at 80 miles an hour. southeast of new orleans, but probably going to make another land fall here around grand aisle in a little bit. it is expected to main a turn and go up through louisiana. tomorrow afternoon, a strong tropical storm. thursday, early morning still o tropical storm and maybe turning into a depression by thursday afternoon. notice it's still mostly just north of louisiana. even on thursday. eventually an area of high pressure is going to start churning. chicago has a taste as we go down the road a little bit and that would be sometime saturday or sunday and then eventually just might curve and give us a bit of a visit late in the weekend or first part of next week. we'll also have to watch and see if we get any of isaac's
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rains. a big impact in the southeast. you know it's been raining and raining hard with bands coming on in. tornado watches are up. there have been warnings. look at this heavy rain. literally very difficult to be out in, even though this is a category one storm. it may have been in the process of making a smaller eye at the time it made that land fall. also very heavy rain and flooding in the area. associated with some of the outer bands. this is a frontal boundary that brought hof rain to virginia beach, but it may also interact with some of that moisture and a lot of rain will fall in the southeast. you see it spinning here? possibly still a hurricane. by 10:00 tomorrow night, still in louisiana. jackson, mississippi, getting heavy rain and then it starts moving, but the slow motion means a lot of water is going to be falling not only storm surge, but rain for louisiana and much of the lower
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mississippi valley. meanwhile, we had a hot one today. it got up to 91 degrees. tomorrow is looking like it's going to be fantastic. i wanted to touch on temperatures. we have a will the of 60s. we have dropping humidity thanks to the front that came through. dew points are comfortable in the 50s and low 60s. tonight, mostly fair. low 60s. 70 degrees here. we aren't going to have to deal with any rain. in fact, our wednesday looks delightful. at l 4 degrees, the best day of the week if you have me. thursday, friday, saturday, we start warming up a little bit. we may get into the low 90s on friday and saturday and see if we get any of isaac's rain starting on sunday. we'll have to watch that, that's for sure. we are going to go down to new orleans right now. we are joined by nicole collins. i know you have been out in it all day. how are you toling up down there? >> well sue, the winds are
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picking up and then they die down out of nowhere. we are feeling gusts here. recorded at 67 miles per hour. here where i'm standing on canal street and convention center drive, a half a mile from bourbon street. i think this street is creating a vortex where we are feeling much heavier gusts of winds at times. but look down the street. you can see some cars driving around. those look like civilians and we do see a lot of humvees driving around. troops have been activated in this area. also police make the rounds. they tell me they are looking for looters. no problems with that. they are also looking for people who may need assistance. while the wind is visual, that's not the main concern with hurricane isaac. it's really the concern with the rain, with the potential 6 to 12 feet of storm surge that could come. that could translate into some massive flooding in the areas outside of the levees here in
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new orleans. >> we note nicole, it was pumping stations that failed during katrina. are they feeling confident that they are going to keep up with everything tonight with pumping stations? >> yeah, officials in the parishes feel confident that the reenforced levees will hold up that they expect with hurricane isaac. >> you have more weather to come. we thank you for letting us get an eye full. the storm is 75 miles southwest of you. so she has worse conditions to come. i think we all know they took this very seriously. >> people are not around. there are no hurricane parties anymore. and l everybody -- >> no mandatory evacuations. you can tell stronger wind is whipping her around. >> and nicole said earlier that the line going out of town is substantial on interstate 10. >> a new track is coming up at
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amazing ride. >> american idol winner, phillip phillips is enjoying the success of his debut single, home. ♪ [ music ] >> people just come up to me that i don't even know that are like, your song is awesome on the olympics. it's awesome to hear. it's cool, and so many great memories and an amazing ride to be on. >> the singer, song writer is having fun on idol summer concert tour. playing for thousands of fans each night. >> it's a lot different than i thought it was going to be. seeing all the different cities and meeting all these new people, it's definitely pretty cool. it's really awesome. >> phillips is working on his debut album, which should be released next year. >> i have been writing a lot
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and writing all these different writers and meeting all these producers and people that are trying to help me understand some things. >> he is also looking forward to hearing what the other idols are working on. >> i'm excited to see colton. i have heard a few songs that he has and sound really good. >> and if his busy schedule permits, he will see what the contestants and judges are up to on american idol, season 12. >> mariah carey. i want to see if she will be mean or nice. she seems like she would be nice, but you never know. you could be in for a surprise. >> in new york, ashley, fox news. >> thanks for joining us tonight, here is brian with the news edge at 11:00. hurricane isaac lashing the


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