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i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> president obama makes his case for four more years saying, quote, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to look at the weather. >> gwen tolbart is in for tucker barnes this morning. >> i know this is wisdom's
favorite day. he was saying friday eve yesterday. >> that's right. >> he is excited. >> closing it out. >> we'll close it out pretty good because we've got sunshine for you today. expected to be a dry day and it will be a hot one know. satellite-radar composite showing you not a whole lot going on right now. we have a few clouds and fog well to the west but other than that, things are looking really good out there. yesterday's highs, 84 degrees at reagan national airport. 86 at dulles and 85 at bwi thurgood marshall. 72 at d.c. 69 at baltimore. so another hot day. 90degrees is where we're headed. a southerly wind flow from five to 10 miles per hour. we'll have no shortage of sunshine today so looking good. i'll have more details on the full forecast just ahead. back to you. >> thank you. president obama's much anticipated speech at the democratic national convention in north carolina last night
and today, both the president and his gop rival mitt romney are campaigning in new hampshire. >> last night, the president accepted his party's nomination. fox's craig boswell reports. >> reporter: president obama officially accepts his nomination for the second term as he lays out his plans for four more years. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: with just two months before the election, president obama hopes an energetic convention will give him the momentum his campaign needs. >> i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small business woman expand or the laid off construction worker keep his home. we have been there. we've tried that and wear not going back. we are moving forward, america. >> reporter: vice president joe biden again tend the number two spot on the ticket. >> we are on a mission to move
this nation forward from doubt and downturn to promise and prosperity, a mission i guarantee you we will complete. >> reporter: another key speaker tonight, john kerry. >> we've all learned mitt romney doesn't know much about foreign policy but he has all these neocon advisors who know all the wrong things about foreign policy. >> reporter: the finale was originally planned to be held at the outdoor football stadium but it was moved back inside to a smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. craig boswell, fox news. president obama said his job is far from done and told the american people the country is on its right path for economic recovery. >> the president laid out his vision for the future and mark plotkin was in charlotte watching the president's
speech. >> he said that there was a different perspective about how to solve the problems of this country and there were different paths and it was definitely a different choice to choose him rather than governor romney. so it was very clear and it was very distinctive and i thought he also tried to go after governor romney in terms of lack of military experience and tried to also lift his image as somebody who had been tested. the next step is the debates where you see both of them on the stage and you pick up the particular nuance and texture and that will define the election probably more than anything. but both conventions had unity.
they gave respectable speeches. and now, voters, there are very few undecided, i think will make their determination based on the debates and, of course, the organization of the grassroots. >> and the campaigning continues. conventions may be over but this is far from over. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. good morning. it is friday, september 7th, 2012. taking a live look right now over washington, d.c. you can see the monuments there right in front of you. another sticky day as we start this friday. i just love to keep saying it is friday. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. happy friday to you, gwen. >> thank you very much. >> please give us some good news. we're going to whine even
though it's friday. >> the difference is each of you interpret good news differently. >> you put it out there and we'll figure it out. >> we have a look at our accu- weather satellite-radar composite. we've got nothing to show you. we have a few clouds that are out to the west and a few showers that are possible over the allegheny front but other than that, things look good and looking clear this morning as we begin to start out. yesterday's highs a little cooler because of the rain we got in the early part of the day. the clouds kind of hung around for a bit before that sun final hi came through in the afternoon hours. we have 73 in annapolis. -- before that sun finally came through in the afternoon hours. here is a look at your day planner. by midday, about 84 degrees. the mugginess and humidity will be a bit of a factor.
our daytime high, we are heading for that 90-degree mark. some interesting changes for our weekend forecast. i'll tell you about that later. >> she said interesting. >> i didn't say bad. i said interesting. >> we know you love fridays as well, julie wright. >> absolutely. on the roads, you will find that the lanes are open if you are continuing your trip southbound along 270. no signs of any roadwork on the top stretch of the beltway between college park and bethesda. here we are live at new hampshire avenue with traffic flowing freely on both the outer loop and inner loop. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. timetraffic. president obama wraps up the convention. >> he told delegates that voters have a fundamental choice in this year's election.
here is what he had to say. >> our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america but they didn't have much to say about how they would make it right. they want your vote but they don't want you to know their plan. and that is because all they have to office the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high, try another. feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts and call us in the morning. an emotional moment last night as former congressman gabrielle giffords led
democrats in saying the pledge pledge of allegiance. tax a listen. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. ic >> giffords was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. police are investigating a shooting that involves an eight- year veteran on the force. this happened yesterday evening on county road. police say the officer opened fire to prevent the escape of a man arrested for allegedly stating a motorcycle. the suspect was shot in the back and taken to a local hospital for treatment. the officer is on administrative leave. the west nile virus is
plaguing the nation and now the district is reporting its first death from the disease. now, health officials say a second person has been hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported in d.c. this year but maryland has seen 21 cases including one confirmed dead. last night, crews in baltimore county sprayed for mosquitos hoping to get rid of some of the infected insects. in virginia, five cases have been reported but no one has died. five dematha high school football players are no longer on the team after they allegedly hired prostitutes from a call services. that is according to the "washington post." the alleged incident happened early saturday morning at a hotel in north carolina afternoon the stags would be their first game of the season against a team from hillside, north carolina. the post reports two dematha player have withdrawn from the school. two other player may face expulsion and a fifth face as a
disciplinary hearing. drivers may have to shell out more to ride the dulles toll road and that isn't sitting well with many of them. sherry ly is live in mclean with the details. >> reporter: good morning. any toll increase for drivers here on the dulles toll road would go to pay for the silver line metro to dulles. the proposal would double what drivers are paying right now and that has some calling to say no to a toll increase. the first of flee public hearings was held last night by the metropolitan washington short. the rate would go up to $4- point other under this proposal by 2015. drivers worry about the riding costs but also about the potential impact on other roads such as route 7, 28 or 66 if drivers try to avoid the higher tolls. at the hearing, one toll driver circulated a petition hoping to
galvanize people against the increase. >> people are very irritated i think both by traffic and tolls so hopefully we'll get them to go to the web site. we can pull enough people together and let the elected officials who are really the decision macers here know that it matters to people. >> reporter: the hearing is part of a 30-day feedback period. the airport authority said the tolls will have to go up to pay for the metro but that the hearings could help officials identify alternate funding sources down the road. now that, could avert further increases in tolls after 2015 but any increase as of right now isn't sitting well with driver whose believe this is all a done deal. that is the latest here along the toll road. back to you. >> the mars curiosity rove are leaving its mark on the red planet. up next, tire tracks on the surface of mars. >> those tire tracks actually serve a purpose. we'll explain what they are for coming up as we check more headline.
mitt romney's wife comes to northern virginia. ann romney will be some leesburg later on this morning. she is holding a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. a lot of traffic backups are expected around the brambl eton town center. drew peterson has been found guilty in the murder of his third wife. he was charged in kathleen savio's death own after his fourth wife went missing in kiro 7. he could be sentenced to a maximum of 06 years behind bars. another high-ranking catholic church official is found guilty of covering autopsy priest sex abuse scandal. current bishop of kansas city, missouri, robert finn, was convicted thursday of failing
to report an abusive priest to authorities. finn apologized for his actions and said he will not appeal the verdict. he will not face jail time but is on probation. nasa's curiosity rover is making its mark on mars in a big way. you can see the tire tracks actually right here. now, we know that those tracks are large enough to be seen from space actually satellite circling the red planet snapped these pictures of the zigzag tracks. the pat pattern will be used as sort of a morse code to help it drive more accurately on the terrain. >> it's great name too, curiosity because we are learning so much and we're cure yows about mars. >> coming up, more changes for metro riders this weekend. >> up next, we'll tell you which station will be closed the entire weekend. >> we are closing out the weekend with plenty of sunshine
just kidding. >> i was like wow, is it that hot? >> i'm just kidding. >> what kind of eyedrops are you using? >> exactly. >> what's happening, gwen? >> not a whole lot this morning. yesterday, we had the rain that moved in that we were showing you. today, quite a different story. we'll put it all together for changes on the weekend forecast. a hot day ahead. we are headed to a 90-degree day and it will be a day where we've got a lot more sunshine than we had yesterday. but the humidity is sticking around. you kind of, what you like and what you don't like, we'll stick with that humidity unfortunately. we've got an up settled saturday ahead for us but the good news is there is plenty of sunshine coming in the forecast so we at least have a little bit of everything to kind of deal with. here is our fox 5 accu-weather satellite-radar shot. you can see not a lot happening here. we have a few clouds out to the west where there is a little bit of fog right now. warrenton is seeing some fog as
well. other than that, not much going on here at all. and things are looking pretty good as we shape into the day for the forecast. 84degrees as was our high yesterday at national airport. that is one degree below the seasonal average. it got cooler yesterday with these temperatures mainly because of the fact we had so much cloud cover in the earlier part ever the day so it took a bit for the sun to come out and we had the rainfall that we dealt with as well. a little cooler than was anticipated. 73 at annapolis. 69 in baltimore. we have 72 at hagerstown. 69 at dulles. 72 at d.c. and 66 to the south at fredericksburg. here is a look at what is happening. we have this system that will move its way across the area as we head through into today. it will be a hot day and as we head through into tomorrow, we'll be dealing with a frontal system that will cross through. a weak front to the south of us for today. this is going to approach us, bring us some rain showers and
a chance of some storms for your saturday. the good news is it is not a total washout. we have plenty of sunshine coming your way as we head through into sunday. for today though, 90 degrees. southeasterly flow, five to 10 miles per hour. mostly sunny and hot. tonight, 74 degrees, partly cloudy with light winds and your fox 5 accu-weather seven- day forecast showing you look at the run of sunshine here. look at the drop in the temperatures. we are headed for cereal days and plenty of bright skies. the exception, of course, is saturday. let's check in now with julie wright and see how traffic is doing. >> so far, so good. no problems reported out here on the roads early this morning. traffic rolling at speed coming in out of germantown. overnight construction here along 66. lanes are open on the beltway and no problems to report at the wilson bridge. chopt. chopt.
that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> several stations on the red line will be closed due to track work. shuttle buses will replace trains between dupont circle and the noma gallaudet u stations. the work continues through system closing sunday night. a big question for d.c. water officials. what is causing repeated floods in some d.c. neighborhoods? >> up next, weexclusive underground look at the search for the problem. stay with us. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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d.c. water officials met thursday and decided the situation was its top priority. they talked about one of the measures they are taking to mitigate flooding in the area. >> this is a workshop on backflow prevention and a backflow preventer is a device that could be installed in the individual home to prevent a sewage backup. d.c. water has a rebate program for the installation and this workshop and the one on saturday are designed to help home owners understand what questions they should be asking their plumbers when they are preparing to get one installed in their homes. >> matt ackland got an exclusive look for the search for the problem in the sewer system. here is his report. >> this is a reverse inspection. >> reporter: it is a massive search for what might be a big clog in the tunnels under bloomingdale and le droit park. d.c. water has deployed video cameras to inspect all 90,000 square feet of tunnels. some opportunity els so large
crews can walk through them n some spots, the video shows things are very clear but in other locations, you can see what happens to be roots and other debris. we are told this blockage you see here is coming from a home sewage line. >> this is just coming from a service that is coming in this line right here. >> reporter: for the people who have lived through this flooding for decades especially after several strong summer storms recently, no major clog has been found yet. >> we almost wish that we would find one, we could solve it and get moving on t we have not found obstructions in the system. >> reporter: d.c. water is trying to come up with an idea to relieve the water pressure here. one idea might be using part of the sidewalk as a drainage area. another thing is passing out rain barrels, similar to what you see here. rain would run off someone's roof 199barrel and then that
rain would never make it into the street. >> going from downstream manhole m3069 to upstream m30588. the search ground yond ground continues. special equipment is being used to clear this type of minor debris. as d.c. water look for i amajor clog, they fear the true problem is capacity too much rain at one time. we are fully mobilized and determined to find some solutions. -- the search underground continues. a heated affair at nats park last night. >> we'll have issued and here come the benches and the bullpens again. >> tempers flare as the nats deliver another beatdown.
. it was a fight to the finish for the washington nationals last night, literally. they beat the choi cubs 9-2. there was nearly a brawl when the cubs' reliever threw behind bryce harper. the benches and bullpen emptied and there was some pushing and shoving. early are in the game, cubs bench coach jimmy quirk was ejected after he got into a testy exchange with the nats third base coach. quirk wasup set that jayson werth swung at a 3-0 pitch with the nats leading 7-2. adam laroche added his home runs here way two-run shot. davy johnson talked about the near brawl. >> that is again frustration from a team that is having a rough year. i was proud of my guys for not
really overreacting. we are in a pennant race. we have to be model citizens. we don't start things but we're not going to completely back down from them. >> why don't they put that energy into winning games? >> it was cal ripken night as his statue was unveiled. bottom of the first, the o's built a 6-1 lead. the yankees tied with if w. five runs in theating. the os hit flee home enters theating and went on to win 10- 6. the os hit flee homers in the eighth and went on to -- hit three homers in the eighth and went on to win 10-6.
>> reporter: in this city full of museums, you rarely see something quite like this. >> the meat dress. >> reporter: it is the dress made of meat that lady gaga wore to the mtv video awards in 2010. yes, the boots are here too. for the record, it is argentinian steak. >> obviously, being prone to dote ration, it had to be dehydrated and preserved. >> reporter: gaga's point, if you don't speak your mind, you will have no more power than a piece of meat. the dress is one slice of rock history on display at the national museum of women in the arts. it is called women who rock. >> my title here is chief curator. i'm nicknamed myself chief fan because i run from case to case and look at all these objects. >> reporter: this is the om chance to see the exhibit on
the east coast. for marissa to the girl groups of at '60s. >> this is one of our favorite cases. the exuberant very glamorous 190s. >> and little rock ins happened written by janet jackson. you might expect in the world of rock and roll, the outfits would get edgier over time. take a look at this fox fur stole worn by billie holiday worn in the day. it tells but the -- you about the politics of the time. >> that was very glamorous at the time and that is why she chose it. >> this is a piano that lady gaga's grandpa