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you. >> so what do you call a cow with no legs? >> what do you call a cow with no legs? >> what do you call a cow with no legs? >> ground beef. all right. it is tuesday, december 18th. good morning to you. this is a live look outside where there was a little bit of fog outside and some hints of rain from the overnight and early-morning hours. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. sarah has the day off. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's talk about what was happening overnight in the weather department with tucker
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barnes. >> good morning to you. the fog has had a chance to low on out of here. basically a good news forecast today as we go to max 3. there we go. we'll show you that we've got some cheeshing starting to take place. it will be a decent day today with a lot more sunshine than yesterday. still got to work through some cloud cover. if you notice out to the west out into west virginia around eastern kentucky, that is another cold front. we'll show you that we've got some clearing starting to take place. i'll more details on all things weather in just a minute. back to you. >> we are following breaking news out of maryland. police or the scene air
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barricade. police have not released much information on this situation but this situation is in the 1800 block of greenwich woods drive in adelphi. we will continue to update with you more information as it becomes available. to connecticut now where a third funeral is planned for today. this has students and teachers in newtown prepared to get back to their classrooms four days after the tragic shooting. all schools except for sandy hook elementary will reopen today. police continue to look for a motive. they say they are looking into 20-year-old adam lanza's computer for clues. anti-gun advocates are stepping up their efforts for gun laws. as bob barnard reports, there were two rallies yesterday. >> reporter: this was a noontime march on the capitol hill offices of the national
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rifle association. about 100 people taking part. >> and obviously, it was just the amazing horror ever 20 little children. that was my motivation. >> we are here to alert nra lobbyists to stand down and allow congress to pass laws. >> reporter: the demonstrators confronted by one man. >> if the principal tried to defend the children with a gun, perhaps they could have saved many lives. >> reporter: rally organizers encouraged by president obama's remarks in newtown sunday night. >> are we really prepared to say that wear powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?
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are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom. >> reporter: white house officials acknowledging today changing the nation's gun laws is complicated business. >> i don't have a specific policy outline for you today from the president and i think that it is important to remember that is about our gun laws and enforcing them but it is also about a broader series of issues. >> reporter: outside the white house, another midday demonstration, smaller and much quieter happening every monday since the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado this summer. >> it has been an amazing experience because we've talked to people from all over the world and all over the country. and we all really feel that we are changing people's minds one person at a time. >> it says ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. there is absolutely no reason on this earth for these things to be available for sport.
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>> reporter: bob barnard, fox 5 news. there is plenty more ahead. weather, traffic and all your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. happy tuesday. live look outside right now over the washington d.c. area as we get things started on this tuesday. we are another day close are to christmas. every day, we are getting closer and closer to christmas getting all that christmas shopping done. i'm wisdom martin. sarah has the day off. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to talk about weather. here is tucker barnes. how you doing? >> good morning. >> yesterday, we were dealing with fog and more of the same. the weather wasn't too bad as far as temperatures. >> it didn't look great. >> it didn't look great but it felt okay. >> we'll see more sunshine today. we are waking up still with some cloud cover and the winds
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starting to pick up. as longs the wind mix up the atmosphere, we should be much less on foggy than yesterday. temperature are very mild for this time of year. 49 out at dulles. 53 at bwi marshall. a couple more days of this and then the cooler air will arrive by the end of the week. here is a look at your satellite-radar. round one is done. we've still got round two back there into eastern kentucky and west virginia. see the cloud cover. that has to come through a little later today. that cold front will usher in somewhat cooler air later tonight and during the day tomorrow. not anything too extreme. a little bit cooler air. we'll have a period of cloudiness and the possible of a couple of sprinkles or showers here. we should be in for generally partly sunny conditions around here later today. plenty of clouds to start your day. some sun. could be a possible shower as well. so we've got a little bit of everything with highs in the mid-50s.
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any rain we get would be very light. >> variety is okay. >> cool. >> time now to check in on the roads. julie wright, good morning to you. >> good morning. this is the commute along southbound 270 near father hurley boulevard and it is out there. you just got to look through the fog. this is what we're waking up to this morning. allow extra time on the highways coming in from germantown headed out through rockville. the visibility does get a little bit better. emphasis on little. here we are live, the beltway at river road, with traffic flowing freely each way between the american legion bridge and the exit for 270. no trouble spots there. east of industry ena head towards the capital beltway, lanes are open. no issues to report at this time. the play is running smoothly between annandale and merrifield and here we are live across the 14th street bridge with light traffic volume working your way past the southeast-southwest freeway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. we are following some breaking news this morning out of prince george's county where police are on the scene after
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barricade. police have not released much information yet but they say the situation is in the 1800 block of greenwich woods drive in adelphi near new hampshire avenue. there are reports that i s.w.a.t. team has been called in to help the police. we'll continue to update you with more information as it becomes available. a home envision overnight turns violent as the home owner confronts the suspect. this happened just after 2:00 in the morning in the 9100 block of loug hren road. the suspects got out of the home through a window. the third funeral for a student killed in riday's school shooting is set to take place today. six-year-old jessica ricos will be laid to rest. the service is planned for the same day other schools in newtown will open. we also continue to learn new details about the shooter and
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the shootings. police say 20-year-old adam lanza's mother was shot four time in the head while she was sleeping. lanza then went to the school, shot open a door and began firing. juror we have begun processing the evidence, analyzing the evidence. as i stated yesterday, just to use an example, the weaponry, every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. >> investigators say all of the children were shot multiple times using a high-powered assault rifle. authorities are looking into adam lanza's home computer and interviewing two survivors from the shooting to try to determine a possible motive. le two week left to adestroyed void the fiscal cliff and there is more progress after house speaker john boehner paid another visit to the white house. president obama is making a new offer that includes significant concessions on taxes. he is reducing the actual new
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revenue to $1.2 trillion. the president is lowering his demand for tax like on the rich to those making $400,000 a year. >> a certain level of revenue gleaned from the wealthy has to be met and the only way to do that was through, in part, rates rising. >> world stock markets are rising after last night's meeting and senate leader harry reid is telling senators they need to be ready to work the day after christmas. christmas. new this morning, you may notice yourself driving a little bit fast ore d.c. roads this morning. mayor vincent gray ordered the increased speed limits to take effect immediately and insists doing so will not impact safety in these areas. melanie alnwick live with a look at these changes. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is part of mayor gray's initiative to sort of take a closer look at the speed camera
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programs in the district. a lot of residents have complained about them. aaa mid-atlantic has called, in some cases, the fines abusive. they day comprehensive review. in november, they made some changes to the fine structure and started looking at the speed limits on the roadways and making sure those are appropriate. in doing that, they've made a couple of changes, actually increasing the speed limit. let's take a look at what is going into effect today. new york avenue where i am right now, eastbound and westbound, we are talking from the maryland line up to bladensburg road. so eastbound, the speed limit will be increased from 40 to 45 miles per hour. westbound, it will be increased from 35 to 40 miles per hour. then we go over to bladensburg road from mount olivet to 17th street and new york avenue, that is being increased from 25 to 30 miles per hour. north capital street from michigan avenue to hearwood road going up to 40 miles per
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hour. and canal road from chain bridge to fox haul road, 35 to 40 miles per hour. and again, mayor gray commending the director of the district department of transportation for taking a look at these. also, back in november, they made some increases to speed limits along benning road, which went up to 35 miles per hour and also on 295, they raised that to 50 miles per hour. one of the thins they are trying to do here is keep the speed limits consistent as a lot of the drivers have complained that the speed limit changes as you are coming down new york avenue from maryland into the district. it is possible we could see decreases in the amount revenue that the city takes in from the speed camera. the city council we're sure will have something to say about this as well. back to you. he said he was too overweight to be executed and the governor has made a
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decision. will a convicted killer be granted clemency? sad news from capitol hill. we are remembering the life of a long-time senator who was third in line for the presidency. stay with us. we'll be right back. 
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a news alert in the district where police are searching for a killer. a map was found dead in an apartment on i street northeast. no word yet on how he died. police are now asking anyone with information to give them a call. in virginia, prince william county police are trying to track down a man who sexually assaulted a teenager inside her home. this is a composite sketch of the man. the victim says this man knocked on her door, claimed to work for a cable company and threatened her if she didn't let him inside. an ohio inmate who claimed
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he was too obese to be executed has been granted clemency. the governor's decision coen sides with the state parole board's recommendation of mercy. he was set to be executed next month for killing a motel clerk back in 1993. long time senator daniel inouye died on monday. anniversary a world war ii veteran and a medal of honor recipient. he was first electioned to the senate in 19626789. are you hiding the road for the holidays. news you need to know about the price of gas. details of a positive milestone coming up next. let's talk to tucker barnes first. >> a little bit of cloud cover and a little fog and one or two
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sprinkles. a changing forecast. generally a good one. it will be nice and mild and more sunshine than we've had in the last couple of days. julie wright has your traffic coming up after the break.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. this is a live look outside in northeast washington, d.c. you can see that there is a little bit of a sheen out there on the road from some of the rain from
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overnight and then the early- morning hours. and there was some fog in some spots but i understand it has blown out for the most part? >> we are losing the fog and that is good news. most of the roadways should be in pretty good shape as we get into the morning commute as the drier air is trying to work in. >> all right. >> we're heading in the right direction. get ready for sunshine today and highs in the mid- to upper 50s. >> that is good. >> that's great. 10degrees above normal. currently, we're 53 degrees. we haven't cooled off a whole lot overnight. it is very pleasant out there. 54 in leonardtown. 58 this morning in salisbury. we have some 40s north and west. but again, these temperatures would be more typical of early november than the middle of december. so we will take it while we got it and enjoy the next couple of days because temperatures will object i adefinite cooldown around here by the end of the week here. -- temperatures will be on a definite cooldown around here
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by the end of the week here. we are not expecting any measurable rain out there at least for the next several hours. we could get a few sprinkles or maybe a light shower a little later this afternoon. this cold front will get through here later this morning. we'll get a little bit of cloud cover, a little cloud deck will work through. the wind will pick up and you could get a light sprinkle or shower with it. you can see into west virginia and eastern kentucky we've got some shower activity. once this comes through, winds will be -- it will be a breezy afternoon. it will feel more like december later tonight. temperatures will fall back into the 30s. quick look at futurecast. cloud cover to start your morning. we should be partly sunny around here this afternoon. there could be a sprinkle out there but i think most of the area should be dry and then we'll just be kind of clear and quiet later tonight with these cooling temperatures moving on in. it is a bit of a confusing forecast. the bottom line is becoming
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partly sunny. a shower is possible way passage of a cold front later this morning but i guarantee all of us will notice the breezes out of the west five to 15, gusting maybe 25 to 30. 37 tonight. clear skies, much cooler. winds out of west at five to 10. this is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. 50s for the next couple of days. then we get a more vigorous cold front in here thursday night and early friday. check out your friday daytime high, only 43. that sets us up for a sunny but cold weekend. i know the holiday gifts started early for a lot of people but last-minute shopping conditions should be fine saturday and sunday. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic. a great big good morning to julie wright. >> last minute shopping as in tucker barnes will be at the mall. >> got to get there. hasn't happened yet. >> northbound i-59 off to i aquiet start. to problems to report in the express lanes or the main line. 66 eastbound still an easy drive so far this morning. again, very light traffic volume coming inbound from
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manassas through cent irville and no problems to report leaving vienna towards the capital beltway. your lanes are open if you are traveling 395 coming across the inbound 14th street bridge. light volume continuing over to the freeway. again, we pull up the camera shot in germantown. this happens to be 207 at father hurley boulevard. a lot of that thick fog hanging above us. allow a little extra time out here on the roads. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >> thank you. just in time for the christmas holidays, gas prices are dropping to their lowest level of the year. according to aaa, the national average is now $3.25 for a gallon of regular. it is $3.47 in d.c. and $3.27 in maryland and in virginia, it is $3.11. this is exched to be the business -- expected to be the busiest travel season in our area in six years. the gun control debate growing even louder. we'll hear from both sides of the issue when we come back.
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two prominent democratic senators say the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut has changed their stance on gun rights. virginia senator mark warner and west virginia senator joe manchin both now say they support stricter regulation of assault rifles. in the past, both men have been strong advocates of the nra. experts from both sides of the gun control issue weighed in on the debate during the fox 5 news at 10:00 last night. our own shawn yancy talked with josh howitz who is the executive director of coalition to stop gun violence and eric pratt, director of communication for gun owners of america. >> what the senators are talking about and what these politicians are talking about and going after the firearms and banning these or placing more restricts not going to make people more safe. in fact, what we have, we've tried this approach over and over. if you look over the last
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couple of decades, all -- almost all, all except for one of the mass murders that have occurred in this country, they've happened in the gun- free zones because good people are scared to defend themselves. >> i think it is sort of just juvenile fan tasse that we should have teachers prepared to face the fine of weapon that they had to face. the truth is these are weapons of war. they are weapons that are designed for the battlefield and they are just not appropriate in our schools. they are not appropriate in our society and instead of thinking about how you stop someone who has broken into your cool with these types of terrible weapons. we need to de-escalate the arms race in america. we need to make sure the weapons are ban giant food president obama says he plans to lay out his plan in the coming weeks. what soft things do you want to see in this plan? >> well, i think the two main things we want to seek background checks on all gun sales. it is very important in my state where i'm from. you can buy a gun without a background check through a private sale and we have lots of those at gun shows and over
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the internet and every day in virginia so we need to close that. and then we also need to make sure that we get rid of these assault weapons and high capacity magazines. that is what we need to do. >> it is not going to work. >> i'm going to lit have the final word but you got to let josh finish for one second. >> i think we have to do a better job of mental health screening. >> more gun control is not going to work. guns are used other times more often in this country according to the clinton justice department to save life than to take life. all the policies that josh is advocating or costing lives. >> when we come back, we'll change opportunity and cost sports. a loom being question of quarterback for the washington redskins. will it be kirk cousins or rg iii this weekend. rg iii says he is ready to go but we'll hear what mike shanahan has to say about rg iii and who is going to play. we'll be right back. every time someone chooses fifinish over cascade,
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it appears that rg iii manias that spread across the country. robert griffin iii's jersey, number 10s now the top selling nfl jersey in any one season. as for this week's game in philadelphia, still no word on whether he will start. team says he will need a doctor's clearance first. now, this past sunday was all about number 12 in the burgundy and gold. that would be kirk cousins who made the first of his if nfl start in cleveland. the first of two touchdowns came late in the first quarter, a 54-yard connection to leonard hankerson. he ended the game with 329 yards passing which is second most by any rookie. it prompted the question should the redskins go with cousins again this week to give rg iii even more time to heal? >> we're going to play robert whether he is 100%. when that ligament is fine and the doctors feel there is no chance for injury that he can
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go out there and perform at the level in a game situation without injury, we're going to go with our starter. >> speaking of injuries to the hard wood now and a sign that john wall is on the road to recovery. wizards guard was shooting baskets for a rare photo op. now, he hasn't had a full practice all season due to swelling in his left knee. last friday, wall received a lubricating injection in the knee which will hopefully allow him to ramp up his workouts. and could he still miss the entire season is the big question. >> i'm not thinking like that. hopefully, the time i've been taking off and the shots he got and the treatment i've been getting has helped me get so i can play basketball. you don't want to miss the whole season. i'm in the trying to think that far ahead. >> after yesterday's practice, wall and teammates bradley
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beal, jordan crawford, nene and others participated in the annual family delivery. they delivered gifts to five appreciative families in northeast and southeast bringing christmas cheer and putting smiles on the faces of all involved. in need of some stocking stuffers in how about one. new dvds hitting the chefs. ashley dvor ci. n gives us some of of the movies new in entertainment. rt -- dvorkin gives us some of the movies new in entertainment. the women of pitch perfect lead the dvd list w their competition comedy set in the world of college a cappella. for another come pus flick, check out liberal arts created by star josh radner. the fill testimony is a coming of age story about a 30- something alum and the sophomore student he falls for. ten years of the high school reunion tale that shows some
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things never change. channing tatum costars with his wife and chris pratt. for the younger viewers at home, school is out for summer for greg heffly and friend as diary of a wimpy kid dog days tells of their latest adventures. also taking the field, this dvd list, clint eastwood, amy adams and justin timberlake about a veteran baseball scout fighting to stay in the game. >> tell us your fantasy. we'll give you the memory. >> reporter: with the gag reel and the behind the scenes feature is, the remake of total recall makes its action-packed entrance. >> what did you do to me, man? >> reporter: by friday december, 21st, premium rush about a bike messenger who finds himself in danger after he accepts a mysterious package n new york, ashley dvorkin, fox news. news. plenty of weather,


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