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right now at 11, it's st. patrick's day and plenty of people are out celebrating. fox5 is riding along with the montgomery county police as they try to keep drunk drivers off the road. after an unprecedented shutdown, metro was back open for business. we'll hear from the transit agency's general manager on the shutdown and what's next. then we're on for examplelet watch at the national usherette objection to the form and we'll a watch on the latest bald eagle. > fox5 local news starts right now. we thank you for joining us tonight at 11. i'm tony perkins and i'm shawn yancy. police in montgomery county maryland are out in force force hoping to keep the drunk drivers off the road. marina maracco has more tonight from bethesda where more than several checkpoints have been set up. >>reporter: a busy night for the bars but
police departments. tonight we road along with the dui king, he's a police officer that is known for detecting signs of drunk driving,ç but for pulling over and locking up repeat offends. in bethesda on wisconsin avenue, just across the street from nih. this hits close to home for montgomery county police officers. you'll remember back in december, 24 year old montgomery county police officer noaa lee otto was working a dui check point similar to this one when he was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver. his parents have been staunch advocates of noaa's law which is now headed to the state senate after being passed by the house of delegates. the bill would require drunk drivers to have an ignition lock device on their steering wheels. everybody is irish. everybody is wearing green. i get it. everybody is irish and everyb
is a professional drinker. that's the motto. they all drink their green bores and stuff like that. he could have a great time if they preplanned, if they just made the right choices. the problem is so am people go out and they probably stay in their brain i'm going to have two, but the problem is they end up having four, five, three shots and then their car is in the parking garage. they have to get home to germantown. what are they going to do, they're going to drive. the problem is when they drive they're going to make a bad decision every time. i think with noaa's law coming out. the family what they've done for the drunk driving laws in the state of maryland to make them tougher. i think if we look at them tougher we're goin to make a change. the check point expected to last through the night. > in montgomery county, marina maracco, fox5 local news. > now, if you've had a little too much to drink and you you need some help getting home, the washington regional alcoho
program is offering sober rides. those 21 and older can receive a free cab ride home up to $30 across the dmv. rides are operating until four tomorrow morning. if you need one please call 1-800-100, taxi. > p in case you didn't know it metro is back up and running tonight after an unprecedented 29-hour shutdown. the system-wide safety system revealed 26 badly frayed wires. they've been replaced. sarah simmons is life tonight at the friendship heights station with the latest. >>reporter: hey shawn, he certainly did get everyone's attention and people are starting to believe perhaps it is a new day at metro. the general manager paul wheat field made a decision he knew would up end the lives of am people in the d.c. area, if not ju
but he was not afraid to did it. he says it's important that they instill a culture of safety at the agency. he has heard, as you can imagine from a lot of passengers over the past 24 hours. he says most of them if not all were pretty much greatful because it was in the name of safety that shutdown. the work is far from over, though. he is working on a plan to replace all 600 cables in the future. he says the safety inspections will be more rigorous and more frequent moving forward. that was the recommendation actually from federal officials back in january of 2015 after the l'enfant plaza deadly smoke incident. but for some reason it just wasn't happening much the general manager talked about what led up to his big decision to shutdown the entire system yesterday and how you'll see these quick decisions in the future as well. it was a combination of that. it was physically when i went out there, it was when i first got the report.
when i get out there and i'm starting to learn there were some similarities to what we had experienced sh 14 months ago when i started saying give me the information on x, y and z and that information was not -- i just was not comfortable with. it led me to where i had -- where i got to. i want to make the decision and we're going to go and do it based on the safety and the customers and employees. > that's thousand we're going to make the decisions. > whether it feld says he acted quickly and decisively. that is how he operates. he is fully aware that am people are not confident in the system passengers including employees as well. he says that is the dwell for him to get this agency at a point where everybody feels confident and they do not think twice about stepping foot on a metro train. that's the latest here in northwest. sarah simmons, fox5 local news. > fox5 is in the district tonight where mayor muriel bowser made
today during a d.c. council hearing to support a plan that has many at odds. we understand that meeting is actually still going on. the issue they're talking about, new proposed homeless shelters all over the city. a new report from the washington post is asking questions not only about the cost but also about the mayor's connections to some owners of the proposed sites. the post did some research and said that some of these contracts have been awarded to people who supported your campaign. >> okay. i don't really have have anything to say about that. council members agreed the time to act is now but say the financing of these projects needs to be reviewed. > staying in the district, lawmakers on capital hill demanned answers today on the water crisis in flint, michigan. michigan's governor rick schneider testified before the house oversight and government reform committee. flint's drinking water was contaminated with lead after she switch t
safe money. he admitted to the failings of his administration in this crisis, but he says he doesn't plan to resign. this is a terrible tragedy. this has been the hum knowledge experience of my life. i don't believe -- it's been far worse from just a hum knowledge experience. i'm making a commitment to solve this problem because people deserve better. flint switched to the new source for water in 2013. governor schneider says he didn't know about the elevated levels in 2015 when residents were told to stop drinking that water. > funerals arrangements have been made for gentleman coy colson. a viewing for detective colson will be held next thursday in beltsville followed by a memorial service in marlboro. he will then be buried in his hometown of pennsylvania on march 28. > a small sign honoring detective colson is now up on
station. the department posted this photo on twitter. you can see on the right door there's a bullet hole in the door. the read these who else the who went into -- who went into the face of gunfire to protect one and all on march 13, 2016. > still to come, the for example let icelanding, we think. almost, we're keeping a close eye on eagle cam at the national arboretum. how local schools are using this excitement as a learning persons. >> it's been a learning experience for some of the big kids, too. last night we were told it was just about over. it's taking a while. kind of like the theme for winter. we thought it was over. we'll have more details for the timing on that in just a few minutes. as we head to the break, here is
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> all right of the he would are still on for example let wash watch at this hour. josh, can you run the prompter. this is a life shot. just a few moments ago, this eagle, i don't know if it's mr. president or first lady. >> it's hard to see. erier in the day it's a l can or picture image and then in the evening time it changes to be black and white. one of the two eggs that's underneath one of these two days is in the process known as ping. a short timing a it looked like we were close to see the newest debut. the parents dubbed the president and the first lady have been keeping a very protective watch on the two little l eggs that
> my brother thought the eagles were very protective of their eggs and i told him that they were not. > the eagles have not only captured our attention but also the attention of the students at eagle academy charter school in southeast. students have been tracking the nest in the past week and even bringing home the lessons that they've learned. >> so sweat. am addicted to this. i have been watching this for the past couple of days. come on little baby eagle we want to he zoo you. earlier today we brought the dad eagle bring some fish to the nest. > got to keep mother happy. > let's check in with sue palka and find out weather wise what we're looking for weather wise. >> i'm worried about the snow and the eggs
momma it's funny seeing her moving the straw around keeping the eggs insulted. > another beautiful sunrise picture. thank you bertha may you have got a great eye. the temperature 46 as the count down to spring is on and it is only three days away but it may be coming in with a snowy surprise. here's what we expect at the bus stop, temperatures between 40 and 48. so a little bit on the chilly school can. after the breeze school, the breeze will be noticeable. the breeze will be coming from a cool down that will take us into the weekend. you'll notice it tomorrow night more so than during the day on friday. our temperature tonight not bad at 57 grows. that's our average high for the day. 49 as we look out towards martinsburg. manassas at 47, fredericksburg you're down to 48-degrees. we're head
clearing out to 46. kind of chilly as we get to dawn. the clouds mind me. a few clouds around tomorrow, but really a lot of sun getting through as well. a mild day at 64 and breezy with winds out of the northwest. that's the front that is going to be coming on through. it will start off nice and then the winds pick up cooler by evening and then the high pressure is going to be a big player for setting us fop for a rain/snow mix. the weather service has us under a winter storm watch saturday night into sunday. there could be some accumulation in the blue areas. if i had to put a number on it tonight which is really tough because temperatures will be a reel big player it could be an inch or two on grassy areas and it could be more if it's colder. it also depend on the rate of snow that we we get, but the burst of it will be sunday morning to sunday afternoon with a little bit of
the told air will supply the system. here's our area of low pressure that will move to the coast and it is going to head up to new england so they may get a much bigger snowstorm than we're going to get. we could get a few inches in the mountains and rain at the coast as the storm seems to be speeding up. it may effect us saturday afternoon with rain that may eventually mix with snow. 46-degrees. we'll top out at 49 at fredericksburg. 67 as we get down toward manassas and a quick weekend look, showers beginning saturday afternoon. again may mix with some snow and that bulk of accumulation between 8 in the morning and say three in the afternoon on saturday. it could go a little bit longer. it might be one of tse things where it continues to snow and just doesn't stick to the streets depending on the temperatures. but it's real hard to get it to stick in march unless it's going to be a much bigger storm than what we're going to be getting. it looks like the bermuda high is
bring in the the southwest winds it looks like that's going to be bringing in toward the end of next week. the run up to easter and the bloom for the cherry blossoms are. we showed you the accumulation for understood, early flurry even possible on monday. our temperatures will be important on monday. at 49 degrees our high pressure is going to move in. frost and freeze on monday morning so don't plant too early. 52 for tuesday and then 68 on wednesday. 74 for thursday. looking good for the snow lovers as well as the warm weather lovers allç in one seven day forecast. that's your weather. jim, back over to you. productivity and offices in news rooms ceased march madness is upon us. with two local teams in the hunt. the interests goes far behind the brackets. this is real deal.
the calf letters off to a slow start but they would eventually dominate. malcolm zinc a pass. virginia up 19 at the half. but just before the half, a about it of a scary moment there. head coach bennett collapsed at the floor. he was fine after he hydrated with lots of power raid which happens to be the official sport draining of the ncaa. virginia wins by 36. the school's largest margin of victory in a ncaa tournament game. i've been a little under the weather the last couple of days and then it goes bit dehydrated and then when you're squatting down and you get up quick, i just grayed out or blacked out a little bit. i was saying something to london. i didn't know what was going on and i was preparing just to make sure he was okay. it worked. i healed him. n. laughter).
bennett tweeted out i want to let my friends i'm okay, glad coach bennett is okay after his fall. maryland tips things off tomorrow 46789. 30:00 p.m. against south dakota state in spokes and. here's what coach tour john has to say to his team. you want t have so much fun as you can. it's really important. it's a lot of pressure on these guys. the more fun that you can have when we're in between the lines. don't do it long and get everybody on the same page and that's a good rest pee for success. the pros and the wizards looking for a third straight win in a season sweep of lowly sixers. john wall leads the break. marko goes up and under for the refers lay in. the wizards a 20-point lead but then the sixers tied it. i know. wall drives and drops to
all the way up and all the way in. the wizards win 99 to 94. they're 33-25. how about some good news, kids fighting cancer at the georgetown university hospital getting a big assist from a hockey team pediatric on colorado gist provided by the washington caps. founded by former caps defense mike green. the new room making an impression on those young patience. it's a lot happier and i think it's a lot better to come in for treatment with a happier place to come in instead of like a drab place which is never fun. they're going through so much that we really want their day-to-day to be the best possible experience that they can. the fact that they have commented that it seems brighter and feels brighter obviously makes us feel good. > the reason we play our game, the reason that we do what we do is to complete a positive
around people. a loft of the families are in need of some positivity at times and that's what we try to bring. by the way the caps play the pretors tomorrow at home. they don't need any more good car ma they've had a great season, but it's always nice to see them contributing to the community. the wizards are trying to get it done. when we looked up and saw 24 points, the sixers it's not been their decade so far, but they were pressing pretty hard. we want to see some play off action. coming up one woman proves it's never too late to get an education. that's right, herein credible story nearly three decades in the making. we'll have that for you when we come back.
all right, so it was a problem that baffled mathematicians for centuries british professor andrew wild set his mind to figure it it on. he is the first to solve the equation known as format last here em treated back in 1637 it had stumped the world's brightest minds for more than 300 years. wise was awarded the prestige shoes able price which is known as the nobel prize of mathematics which also came with a check for $700,000. he solved this equation. i just sold it this weekend. i was a few days late. the graphic was gone. i was going to read what it say said. he said there is no solution for this problem with integers. it gives me the sat sweats.
oldest person in that country's history to get her ph.d. after she completed a thesis that show had gun three decades earlier. 91 year old could he let bull yea earned her doctorate earlier in geography. when asked with took her so long she said hey, i took a lot of breaks. she is not the oldest woman in the world to energy star her ph.d. by the way, we think about three decades taking a lot of breaks in between. in geography how much that world has changed. so much has changed in that time. i can't do math now. my kids bring it home and i don't understand it. it's one plus one. geography is not