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narrator: "the time is always right to do what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law, and stood up to the nra. as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us. >> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, round one to the gop president trump's promise to repeal and replace the affordable care act inching closer to being chke
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list. >> a local soccer coach accused of a disturbing crime. >> and wizards finding their mojo in game three making the defensive plays to keep a rising celtics star from scoring at will. >> you'll need to grab an umbrella. perhaps your entire rain suit if you own one. we are expecting a day filled with rain and even possible storms in the afternoon. >> oh, my goodness. good morning to you t it's friday. yes, thank you for joining us i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly morris. it is friday may fifth cinco de mayo and we have our team in -- >> ♪ >> listen to that. bring on the margaritas. >> i was thinking the exact same thing. >> starting the party early. >> erin is going to talk traffic in second but we'll start with mike and talk about all the rain. hey, mike. >> hey, holly. yes, rain is moving in. unfortunately it will be a soaker for our morning commute. i don' want to say the whole day will be a washout
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periods but for the next several hours we'll be dealing with this rain. look at this storm tracker radar showing you all that yellow and orange draped right across the d.c. metro area. thats some heavy rain falling so for you early risers about to hit the road do take that into account and unfortunately we'll be stuck in it for several hours. there it is in motion. this is over the last hour. you can see it all moving up through central virginia. again get ready for a very, very wet morning commute. all right, that's a check of the forecast. maureen and holly i'll send it back to you. >> thank you mike. 5:02. now to our big story the future of the nation's healthcare now lies in the hands of the senate. >> but for now president trump is celebrating the passage of the bill by the house and remains confident the same will happen in the senate. annie yu live on capitol hill this morning with what lies ahead for the bill. far from over, annie. >> reporter: you're right, holly, it is far from over. but you know, we know that in the senate it's set to undergo some major changes but as you mention this is a major victory for the trump
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he promised the american people that he would tackle. it was a razor thin victory for the gop health bill. moving ahead there's a lot to debate still but we're talking about the bill passing with just one vote for the 216 needed, 20 republicans and all the democrats voted no. this of course again a major is step forward because the president on his campaign trail promised dismantling obamacare. he feels very confident moving forward that the bill will pass in the senate. he added obamacare is "essentially dead. "he promises that this bill is going to lower premiums for people give people more options and ultimately more control of their healthcare but then you have critics who say this bill narrowly passed these people are warning that if this bill passes it could mean less coverage higher costs for folks and overall confusion about what exactly is in the bill. >> i don't think the senate is going to pass this bill in its present form. >> they'll pass there's, we'll
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conference. i don't think the house bill necessarily predicts what is in the senate bill. >> reporter: moving ahead, the future of this bill in the senate remains really uncertain. democrats say they're going to stop the bill in its current tracks. then you have some moderate senate republicans who have already been working on their own version of the bill, they're vowing to not consider a vote on the gop bill. so, the healthcare bill now lies in the hands of the senate an vote on this could take several weeks. so we'll have to wait and see what happens. back to you in the studio. >> annie thank you so much. 5:04 is our time. and a youth soccer coach in montgomery county is charged whip sexually abusing one of his players. the little girl was just seven years old at the time. the girl says miguel alfredo flores would fondle her and touch her inappropriately under her clothing. flores is facing one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third degree sex offense. police believe more victims may b
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>> happening today the 17-year-old accused of raping a student inside rockville high school is due in court. the lawyer for josé montano will file a motion to dismiss the felony charges against his client. montano's lawyer says the sex was consensual between montano and the alleged victim. 18-year-old henry sanchez is also facing charges in this case. also happening today in frederick county maryland the parents who posted controversial videos on youtube pranking their kids they're heading to court. they're in the middle of a custody battle after two of the children, nine-year-old codey and 12-year-old emma, were removed from their father's home. their biological mother now has custody. >> heads up if you want to plan to celebrate cinco de mayo today. you can get a free ride home. that's all thanks to sober ride. this year the campaign is teaming up with lyft. the first 1500 lyft passengers who use the code cinco d.c. will get a free ride home up to $15. that's between 7 o'clock tonight and 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.
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on cinco de mayo nearly one third of u.s. traffic deaths involve alcohol impaired drivers. >> ♪ >> 5:05 on this cinco de mayo friday. mike thomas a really ugly start to the morning unfortunately with all this rain. >> absolutely right and that rain is continuing to stream up through virginia. it will be heavy at times. right now one of the heavier bands coming across d.c. three to four hours of kind of steady rain and then we'll start to break it up this afternoon t it will be much more hit and miss so it's not technically an all day washout but we will at least have to be on guard as we head even into the afternoon for some pop-up showers and thunderstorms t there's satellite and radar again showing you all that rain coming up through virginia. yes, we're in for a very soggy morning commute. plan on some extra time. erin will tell you about all the problems coming your way in just a couple minutes here. down to the south we have severe weather ongoing this morning through portions of knacnorth carolina
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with severe weather warning. 61 degrees your number in washington, 62 in fredericksburg. temperatures this afternoon expected to make it into the 70's but without the sunshine se and warm. then guess what? cooler weather on the way for the weekend. we'll have full details on the weekend forecast come congress coming yourway in a bit. winds this afternoon could be gusty, gusts over 30 miles per hour are possible. over to erin como for a check of that miserable morning commute. >> all right, right now -- >> on-time traffic brought to you by toyota. visit buy a for special offer. >> taking a live look behind me 95 by 234 things are flowing freel. we had an earlier crash 95 northbound that cleared. once again we're seeing nice conditions despite the rain. watch for slick spots and watch for some hydroplaning conditions as more rain picks up throughout the morning. we'll look at 270 on the southbound side. little bit of heavier rain from montgomery county this morning as well. we can g
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look at our maps right now and show you an area of the district you need to watch out for. 1800 block of randolph street closed because of downed wires. then as we take a look at southbound 27 as you make your way out in gaithersburg germantown area actually crash blocking two right lanes at 355. caution but again 270 seeing all green despite the fact we're dealing with rain. metro is on time except for safe track. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you maureen and holly. >> coming up, the pentagon considering escalating the american effort in afghanistan. >> a number of flint, michigan homeowners are facing foreclosure due to unpaid bills for water they can't even use. >> heading to break with a live look across the d.c. region. 5:08. make sure you take your rain gear and be careful on those roads. details for you when you come back. more fox5 news morning after the break. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> u.s. military may send up to 5,000 more troops to afghanistan. the goal is to help with the country's deteriorating security situation there. and to help fight against the taliban and the islamic state. roughly 9,000 u.s. service members are deployed in afghanistan. >> a new federal report sr highlighting the effects that antipolice sentiment is having on departments across the country. study by the fbi which was first obtained by
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washington times found this is become, the "new norm" and also found 28 percent of officers killed in the line of duty last year william were motd by a hatred of police and a desire to kill law enforcement. some of those cases were fueled by social and political movements such as black lives matter. >> cleanup under way across the midwest after heavy flooding but in some areas rivers are still rising and rain continues to fall. deadly flooding submerged towns in arkansas and missouri. a lot of people lost everything. now the storms have moved east with heavy flooding across the state of indiana. >> those folks that are near rivers, creeks i mean we're watching all of those right now. there's many counties in this state watching all their rivers and creeks and anybody who lives really close to those areas might need to sandbag. >> indiana could see several inches of rain through tomorrow while arkansas and missouri they're also expected to enjoy mostly clear skies though the next few days. >> in flint, michigan thousands of residents now facing losing their homes if they don't
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water bills. according to officials 8,000 warning letters were sent to those residents last month. the city is currently replacing led tainted pipes after its water crisis. some residents still angry over the contamination crisis and say they won't pay. nearly 6 million in water and sewer charges have not been paid. >> coast guard officials they're investigating what is described as multiple laser light strikes aimed at its commercial vessels in the she is peak bay. the lights are described at powerful and somewhat painful to the eyes. a coast guard spokesperson says laser lights can be a hazard to navigation. >> coming up on fox5 news morning an activist who disrupted jeff sessions confirmation hearing by laughing is facing a year in prison. >> and grab your decorative hat and your favorite drink, horse racing fans are preparing for the first leg of the triple crown. >> as we head to break let's take a live look across the d.c. region though i'm not sure you're going to want to look at it. rain coming down pretty good at this hour and it's going to be a soggy morning commute. 5:11
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we're at 60 degrees. fox5 news morning back right after this. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> back now with a check of your top story. the republican healthcare bill now lies in the hands of the senate. arenand it will likely face an uphill battle. it was close separated by just four votes including 20 republicans who voted against it. a vote by the senate could take several weeks. >> disturbing allegations against a montgomery county youth soccer coach. he's accused of sexually abusing one of his players who was just seven years old at the time. police say the girl who is now nine complains miguel alfredo flores fondled her. >> a northern virginia firefighter is recovering this morning following this massive house fire in manassas. we're told one firefighter was injured fighting the the blazei
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expected to be okay. the red cross is assisting the family who lived in this home. >> we're slightly more than 24 hours away from time at the kentucky derby. classic empire is the favorite with four to one odds. the favored has won the derby for the last four years. >> ♪ >> and live look outside. rain coming down in copious amounts. >> uh-huh. >> yeah, 5:15 right now. and our reporter is out there saying the vain no joke, that there's already puddles forming so could be some flooding in our area. we're on top of it. mike specifically is monitoring it. so, give us the update, mike. >> more annie yu just tweeted out her shoes and socks are wet. she's standing in puddles. we appreciate what our reporters do out in the rain on days like this. >> absolutely. >> yeah, rain and storms today, especially early this morning we're dealing with the heaviest of the rain coming right across d.c. as we speak. annie says puddles forming on the national mall. we've kind of gotten
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push off north of d.c. right now but we have another one south of town that's going to start to lift up through d.c. the rain extends down through central portions of virginia and even southern portions of virginia. that means we have several hours of heavy rain yet to come. get ready for that. jackets umbrellas rain boots the whole kind of uniform there is what you'll need as you get off to work this morning. farther down south we had severe weather coming up through portions of north carolina. that same energy is going to try and lift its way northward later on this morning so we, too, will have to watch out for a couple of maybe stronger thunderstorms later on today. 7 o'clock this morning you're getting off to work and school, some rain around the region, again pack the rain boots. you head into the 10 o'clock hour, this is where we could start to see some thunderstorms popping up so we'll watch for this into the middle to later portion of the afternoon we'll start to see some dry spots popping up but look at the hit and miss kind of showers and a few thunderstorms popping up out to the west. it's more hit and miss this afternoon. it's not a total washout but you'll have to at
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through the afternoon and evening hours tonight. if you're heading out for cinco de mayo plans just keep that that in mind. a triple point low coming through today. they cause a little bit of chaos with the heavy rain and threat for thunderstorms. marginal risk for severe weather anywhere you see the green. can't rule out the potential for stronger storms that have strong winds large hail. can't rule out a tornado or two. it's just kind of one of the threats we have this time of year. 61 degrees your current number in d.c., 63 at quantico. 50's north and west. a chilly 50 degrees in martinsburg. 51 for hagerstown. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, 75 today with rain and thunderstorms possible even into the afternoon. tomorrow's cloudy with showers in the afternoon. temperatures cool as well, only mid 60's for highs. we're keeping the cooler weather around, only low 60's for monday. that's a check of the forecast. erin is back with traffic. >> all right, 5:17 and my best advice to you for this morning's ride, get an early start. 66 already slowing down. you can see a sizable amount
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of road spray. this is by 234 prince william parkway. already seeing just minor delays picking up but again the potential to hydroplane. give yourself plenty of room between vehicles. same story 270 southbound toward shady grove road. traffic slowing down and a ton of road spray coming off. rain coming down a little bit heavier right now so again allow for a lot of extra time. outer loop volume is light 95 to georgia avenue. because of the thick amount of rain coming down please be cautious this morning. 295 looking goodbye eastern avenue but even the northbound side slowing down. a quick look at our maps right now. as you make your way out in the district downed wires 1800 block of randolph street northwest you'll have to detour around that. again any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. memetro is on time except for safetrack. holly and maureen. >> let's take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. we're dock it with our -- doingt with our realtime news tracker. >> wisdom martin is here to tell us about. >> human rights activist charged with
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laughing during jeff sessions confirmation has been convicted. he faces up to a year in prison o she said she couldn't help but laugh when a senator said sessions had a well documented history of treating all americans equally. her sentencing will take place next month. the inventor behind the fidget spinner says she isn't making a dime off the device because she couldn't afford the fee to renew the patent. she designed the fidget spinner 20 years ago to entertain her daughter. now they're popular among youngsters and the supposed spue help adhd sufferers. she was forced to give up her patent because she didn't have $400 to renew her patent. say hello to the 500-dollar basketball shoe. alonzo ball unveiled his zo2. it's a snake skin matted black design a smooth gold finish but it is a shoe. a basketball shoe. but there's -- here's the
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t-ball hasn't even been drafted yet. he's not a professional player technically but it is expected at the ucla basketball player would like to be drafted in the top three of this year's nba draft. next up a brooklyn new york coffee shop says starbucks ripped off the unicorn frappuccino idea from them. the end brooklyn coffee shop filed a 10 million-dollar trademark infringe. suit against starbucks. they claimed to have introduced that drink back in deans applied for a patent in january. the owner says the worst part is now customers assume they ripped off starbucks. and finally the creative doughnut trend continues now in minnesota a minneapolis bakery is serving doughnuts filled with mac and cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella and beer and bacon. sounds like a stomachache. they say the mac and the cheese doughnut is a popular hit especially for people who like pepto bismol. >> right. >> i added that part. >> i don't know i have to say i -- >> you'd try it. >> i might try that. >> really. >> there might be a
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point in the night after a few drinks that that would be good. >> oh my god don't do it, holly, don't do it. thanks whiz. all right. okay, i'll go. coming up on fox5 news morning, local lawmakers preparing to invest more money in the affordable housing. >> pizza hut is offering you will a sweet deal in celebration of the kentucky derby. >> heading to break right now a live look across the d.c. region. rain coming down you can see that lenses just -- just dotted with raindrops there. okay, more details about your weather. we also have your traffic. of course more news when fox5 morning news comes back. it's 60 degrees right now. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ ♪ ♪ art. it can be sculpted, bringing to life beautiful detail. or painted in luxurious strokes. and in rare cases... both. ♪ ♪
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save up to 20% at the ikea bedroom event. >> 5:23. happening today in montgomery county county executive isaiah new program to expandnnounce a- affordable housing. the announcement will be
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housing conference. a study found montgomery county falls short when it comes to available housing for those making less than $28,000 a year. >> snapchat tv the disappearing messaging site reportedly signing original show deals with some media giants. snapchat hopes to air two to three new episodes of original content each day in the story section of their app. >> pizza hut giving half off orders this weekend for the kentucky derby. pizza hut is owned by yum brands. customers warranting the deal have to place orders online or through the company's app. we're just letting you look at that pizza because it looks so good. >> are you hungry yet. >> i'm all for pizza for breakfast. >> so, while you're staring at that you probably should also take a live look outside because the weather today not so good. not so good at all because yeah, that's what you're going to face as you head out this morning. rain coming down in some areas pretty heavily. our reporter is
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puddles and whatnot forming all right. 60 degrees right now. mike thomas is coming into the frame to talk about what the rest of the day holds. will this rain finally ebb. >> it will let up late morning early afternoon. we have to watch out for some pop-up showers and thunderstorms but the steadiest heaviest rain is kind of right now through the next couple of hours. 61 degrees your current number in d.c. heavy rain being reported at the airport. winds a little breezy out of the east at 10 miles an hour. taking a look at radar around the region, we're doing about, oh, a half inch or so an hour in some spots. in terms of rainfall rates. so, again, very, very heavy rain coming through. annie yu is down on the national mall. she's been reporting all morning that they're dealing with a lot of puddling and rain coming down very heavily. of course we've seen from melanie's live shots as well there's a lot of heavy rain going around all around the region. so, again, all around the beltway dealing with heavy rain at this time. let's pull out the picture and you can see just about anywhere you're waking up maybe somebody portions of calvert and saint mary's county waking up dry at this time but most of the rest of us waking
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soaking rain. again we're in for several hours of it. down to the south there are some warnings. they're a flood warning in effect for rappahannock counties green counties madison counties and nelson counties as well as the city of charlottesville until 9:30 this morning. that yellow you see at the bottom of your screen those are severe thunderstorm warnings and we'll have to watch out for a couple severe storms later on this morning and into the early afternoon. 67 degrees by 11:00 a.m. with showers around. by 2 o'clock, 72 degrees with hit and miss showers and storms. that's about the same for 5:00 with a temperature of 74 degrees. your high today is 75. many today will reach the mid 70's one last time before we head to the 60's for the weekend. all right, that's a look at the weather. erin como is back with a busy morning on the roads. hey a-erin. >> that's right. 5:26 mike and you know what rain can do to our morning drive. friday morning washout outer loop crash right now this just happened at old georgetown road. it's on both sides of your shoulders and we're seeing big delays coming down across the 270
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to the inner loop there. so, please use caution. again, outer loop crash though causing a little bit of a residual delay on the inner loop as well. aside from that another outer loop crash at 201 blocking the left lane. we're going to start to see significant delays. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. holly and maureen. >> thanks erin. coming up on fox5 news morning the national president of a sorority targeted by a hate crime calls for justice. >> and the family at the center of a debate about child abuse they are due in court today. >> and as we head to break let's look live outside s it is really wet out there this morning, folks. it's raining hard. copious amounts coming down puddles already forming so mike is on top of it forecast-wise erin monitoring the morning commute. we'll have it all for you when we come back. you're watching fox5 news morning. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> fox5 news morning round one to the gop. president trump's promise to repeal and replace the affordable care act inches closer to being checked off his to do list. a youth basketball coach accused of a disturbing crime. now police want to know if there are more victims. wizards find their mojo in game three making the necessary defensive plays to keep a rising celtics star from scoring at will. fox5 news morning starts right now. >> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm wisdom
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>> erin como and mike thomas here with weather and traffic. mike. >> soggy morning that's for sure. we got a lot of rain coming through the d.c. region and unfortunately if you're about to head out get ready for a soggy one. storm tracker radar showing shog d.c. region montgomery county prince george's county. really it doesn't matter where you're waking up you're waking up to rainfall this morning. here's a bigger picture. you can see awful it streaming up through virginia. we have several hours of heavy rain to go. even later on this afternoon things will dry out a bit but hit and miss showers and thunderstorms do continue. we'll have full details on that forecast coming up. holly and wisdom back to you. >> the republican healthcare bill now lies in the hands of the senate and will likely face an uphill battle. yesterday the bill passed in the house marking a major victory for president trump. however it was close. vote very close separated by just four votes including 20 republicans who actually voted against it. the vote by the senate though could take several weeks. as the house passed its healthcare bill presiden
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another healthcare system. during his meeting with australia's prime minister yesterday the president admitted that australia has a better healthcare system than the united states. australia offers universal healthcare to its citizens which is funded by taxes. >> ♪ >> new this morning, child says her soccer coach touched her inappropriately. >> now that coach is under arrest but police fear more victims could be out there. fox5's melanie alnwick live in gaithersburg with more. mel. >> reporter: good morning, guys. that coach was that picked up by police at that very soccer field where he's coached for many years and where the alleged abuse occurred. the arrest of 47-year-old miguel flores head soccer coach for the academia fought balance salvadorena came as a surprise for some who played for him. >> can't talk enough often enough. it's not just a one time speech but it's a periodic conversation to have to let
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what's inappropriate and keeping secrets from parents is never a good idea. come talk to mom or dad. don't be afraid and -- and tell them the truth if they feel like they were touched inappropriately. >> reporter: that was montgomery county police spokesperson corporal paul starks there. the alleged sex offense happened in july 2015. the victim just seven years old at the time told told special victims that everything happened during practice that summer. he said coach miguel wolf put his hands under her shirt. flores according to charging documents allegedly told the girl to keep quiet or that something bad would happen. right now he's being charged with one count of sex offense, one account of sexual abuse for a minor. to thfor that he could receive p to 35 years in prison. because of the time that elapsed between when the abuse was reported policeand when it-
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victims out there. live in gaithersburg, i'm melanie alnwick fox5 local news. >> thanks mel. we apologize for the technical difficulties there. obviously the rain really having an impact justest of how bad it is out there this morning. mike thomas we'll talk with him in just a few. a 17-year-old accused of rain a students inside rockville high school due in court. the lawyer for josé montano will file a motion to dismiss the felony charges against his client. montano says the sex was consensual. happening today in frederick county maryland the parents who posted controversial videos on youtube pranking their kids head to court. they're in the middle of a custody battle after two of their children nine-year-old codey and 12-year-old emma were removed from their father's home. their biological mother now has custody. >> at the verizon center wizards aren't celtics battling in
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an illegal screen. he charged at kelly shoved him to the floor. that led to a little tetett his teammates didn't need him h john wall 24 points eight assists. didn't play in the fourth quarter. wizards finally held isaiah thomas, they held tim him in check. he only scored 13 points. boston leads the series two to one. game four sunday. >> that's when we tie it up on sunday. sit down isaiah thomas. >> all right, mike. >> one down, three go. >> that's right in there you go. >> all right. so, we -- i'm just breaking this day down into the morning because i feel like we just have to get through the morning first. >> that's the worst of it is this morning. that's for sure. you saw mel's live shot up in gaithersburg. some of the heaviest rain is coming down right now. several hours yet to go. there's your live look outside the rather -- that's your fake live look outside but it's ow
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lightning behind the capitol there. i don't see any lightning being reported on radar but 61 degrees with a steady rain being reported in downtown d.c. there's satellite and radar showing the rain coming up from south to north. we have several hours of it to go yet so do prepare yourself for a wet and soggy morning commute. rain boots kind of all the rain gear, umbrella certainly needed and certainly as erin is about to tell you some extra time on the roads. it's a system coming up from the south, same one that that brought all the flooding down towards mississippi alabama and bringing severe weather to portions of the carolinas this morning. we'll have to watch out for maybe a severe storm or two as we head into the late morning early afternoon hours. we head into the second half of the day today. things get a little drier but still we'll have to dodge some hit and miss showers and thunderstorms. what about the weekend? is it sticking around. a little bit on saturday. definitely some clouds and showers and mr. martin it will be on the cooler side with temperatures in the 60's. sunday a drier day but still cool with temperatures in the middle 60's. all right, that's a
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the forecast. over to erin now for a messy morning commute. >> that's right. we're starting you off with some stand still traffic. this is the outer loop. you can see emergency vehicles riding up the right shoulder to get to that crash scene. outer loop at old georgetown road significant delays starting to build. a 10 to 15 minute delay past that scene toward the american legion bridge. very wet roads. the outer loop out by old georgetown road that's where we're seeing a big crash scene. let's switch over and show you a look at our maps. aside from that one we're also dealing with another outer loop crash at 201. the left lane blocked. left lane is blocked. no major delays. that will change as more volume hits the road. 1800 block randolph street northwest closed with downed wires. fallen tree 2,000 block of kringle mill road at adams road. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you. >> coming up on fox5 news morning uber facing a criminal investigation over software used by its drivers. >> the national president of a sorority targeted by aat
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>> going to break right now with a live look outside across the region at 5:37. 60 degrees on a rainy friday morning. we're back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ ♪ sweet cinnamon-sugar on the outside,
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>> braking right now at 5:40 a dramatic scene in prince george's county after a car
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home. now, this is along audrey lane in oxon hill. take a look at this video here. there are reports the impact of the crash ruptured a gas line and the driver of that car was reportedly taken to the hospital. a family was allegedly inside the house at the time. they are not believed to have been hurt but have been displaced as a result. >> the international president of alpha kappa alpha and dozens of other sorority members attended a town hall meeting at american university to denounce a hate crime targeting the sorority. this week someone left bananas hanging to nooses. they had the letters aka written on them. >> this is historic for her family. this is historic for taylor. this is a historic for the chapter and for our organization and so we don't than marred by this unfortunate incident. we'll be watching it very carefully. >> i'm really proud as the way the university as a whole is handling this. i'm greatly thankful for the support of my
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well as support of students. >> the video was released of a person of interest suspected of hanging the bananas on campus. police and the fbi are investigating this incident. >> an update to a story that fox5 first brought you earlier this week involving allegations of assault at miner elementary school in northeast. yesterday students were sent home with a letter letting parents know principal andrea myial will be working from home during the investigation. she's accused of slapping a second grader. but she told investigators she never touched the child. fox5 reached out to d.c. public schools for comment but we have yet to hear back. >> dominion virginia power is fighting back against critics of the proposed atlantic coast pipeline. dominion is a managing partner of the pipeline company. it says opponents of the project "grossly exaggerate the effect of the natural gas pipeline which would run between west virginia and north carolina." critics say the project would destroy miles of mountain ranges and trees. >> coming up on fox5 news morning, facebook twitter and googlell
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>> ♪ >> it is coming down out there. now, this is what you call a good old fashioned frog strangler. >> right, right, yeah. >> what. >> frog strangler. i learned that from my time in kentucky. since it's the kentucky derby tomorrow i thought i would pay homage to the bluegrass state. >> we'll see a lot of people standing out in the rain today. >> unfortunately. >> orange juice jones, that was the name of the guy singing that song. >> really. >> yeah. >> i wasn't entirely sure i'll be honest with that one. >> mike i'm with you i wasn't entirely sure on that one. >> it was catchy though. we'll see a lot of unhappy people listening to music on the beltway. >> we haven't talked about it much but i'm guessing too if you're flying out today, there could be some delays, that this could impact air travel. >> that's a
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>> we should check on it. >> things improve later on this afternoon if you have cinco de evening plans but again, the morning hours are tough. >> or maybe the rain is going to sink your day and evening plans. see what i did there, sync. >> it's way too early for that. >> we're going to work on that a little bit. let's get to it. radar this morning showing some heavy rain moving up through d.c. right now another heavy band about to make its way across the district so again if you're about to hit the road shortly or if you are thinking about getting off to your normally scheduled commute time i would consider leaving a little bit early. just give yourself some extra time on the road. i-81 towards winchester harrison burg dealing with rain this morning. here in d.c. as you've seen from our reporters annie yu and melanie alnwick all morning just standing out in it, it's been coming down rather heavy had. bigger picture. tornado watches towards portions of north carolina and starting to see severe weather start to cross the border. let me take you over to the warnings because we have a couple of them mostly south
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warnings rappahannock county off towards green madison nelson county. city of charlottesville under a flood warning and went under a severe thunderstorm warning as well. not seeing a ton of lightning with these storms but some of them are putting up wind gusts up and over 50 miles an hour we'll have to watch as that energy scoots out of virginia and up into our region for one or two of them around the region. rain jackets, rain boots, umbrella all needled. it's a very heavy soaking rain with embedded thunderstorms as well. we work our way into the 10:00 a.m. hour. there's thunderstorms right across d.c. t we'll keep an eye on that. again, some of those cool contain some gusty winds. there's your afternoon. starting to break things up a little bit. getting into some scattered showers and thunderstorms. more of the hit and miss variety. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast shows showers. do stick around tomorrow. cooler weekend and the cool weather sticks around even into next week. all right, that's a check of the forecast. it's cinco de traffic time with cinco de como. >> i
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unfortunately really bills see out there. outer loop crash all lanes were temporarily blocked with traffic squeezing by. right now the left lane is blocked. look at that delay it extends back to connecticut avenue from connecticut avenue to basically the 270 spur you're going to hit about a 20 minute slowdown. give yourself extra time. very wet roads. if you're taking the rails earlier train malfunction at stadium-armory we have orange blue and silver residual delays to vienna wiehle and franconia. taking a look at another outer loop crash at 201, left lane is blocked there. and then in the district 1800 block of randolph street dealing with downed wires. 2,000 block of klingle road dealing with a downed tree. benning road closed at b street because of police investigation in northeast. back to you guys. >> 5:49 is the time right now. happening today a public viewing for the slain delaware state police officer killed in the line of duty. public visitation is from
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to 10:00 a.m. at the chase center in wilmington delaware. a memorial service couldn't hopping corporal stephen ballard will begin at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the public viewing there will be a pass and review for uniformed emergency services personnel. >> governor larry hogan signed series of laws aimed at protecting maryland's environment. one is the biggest effort in years protect the chesapeake bay. the state will receive up to $10 million to reduce pollution. environmentalists are applauding the move but they are also concerned the epa could push back the progress that's been made. >> maryland really wanted to become a leader on some of these environmental issues and i think that that's in part because there's a lot of question about whether the federal government is going to really pursue its role as that back stop and protect the environment so maryland has stepped up. >> other laws passed in maryland include incentives to promote the use of electric vehicles a bill to improve water and air quality and the creation of a new institute to
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innovations. >> maureen is back in the loft to tell us what's hot on the web. >> the texas officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy while he was riding in a car was once suspended for anger problems. reports show that the dallas prosecutor's office had complained about the officer his name is roy oliver. they complained about his aggressive behavior. he was suspended for 16 hours. now he's being investigated for shooting at a car full of teens leaving a party killing 15-year-old jordan edwards. next up, twitter google and facebook are facing a lawsuit this morning over claims they aided isis terrorists. the lawsuit was filed by families of victims killed in the 2015 san bernadino shooting. it accuses the tech giant of allowing isis to build a major online presence. 14 people died in that california attack. and next up it seems uber can't catch a break this year. the company's once again in the hot
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the justice department has started a criminal investigation into that uber over a software tool known as gray ball. that helped them avoid transportation regulators. uber has said it used it but prohibitly after the times broke that story. uber is already dealing with other legal issues. next up just call her the golden girl. first lady melania trump wowed in a yellow christian dior dress. the two attended a gallery to celebrate the anniversary of world war ii. president trump had dinner with the australian prime minister their first one-on-one meeting. it was the president's first time -- first trip rather back to new york since he took office. and finally get ready for the tender wings of desire. kfc just dropped a new romance novel featuring a sexy version of colonel sanders. yeah it tells the story of a woman falling in love with the
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you can get it on amazon if you want to. just in time for mother's day if you want to. >> now, this is the time where i might want that to be fake news. >> i know. >> i'm just saying. >> sadly -- you know but i guess kfc over the years they've been doing these cheeky commercials and whatnot. so why not? it's chilly. someone will buy it. happy mother's day y'all. >> thanks, mo. >> finger licking good. bryce harper hitting a home run off the field at least when it comes to -- when it comes to helping out one teen land date to the prom. >> harper filmed a video promposal for the son of steve garvey. garveys are son sean tweeted out the video to his girlfriend saying he couldn't find the words to ask her to prom so he called in the nats star. >> hey shannon this is bryce harper. sean is like a little brother to me and you should definitely go to the prom with him. i know it would be a lot of fun. he's a great guy and you'll have a blast. so, definitel
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>> of course shannon couldn't say no. she tweeted out this response, saying, yes, yes, yes. it was actually the teen's father who recorded the video while he was at the nationals game on wednesday. that's a great story. >> yeah, awesome. >> fun for bryce to do that. six minutes before the hour. that means it's time to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day and we say hello to john a. and john. my gosh. how cute are they. they're headed off to school, really cool picture. got some creative filter action going on whiz. >> there you go. they were know 98ed by their mom sonia scott. she says they know when it's time to get up when they hear fox5 come on tv and they're huge fox5 fans. >> well, we are huge johna and john fans. what we are not fans of is this weather. but anyway, it's here and with got to deal with it so what's on our plate today, mike. >> guess what? rain, rain and more rain. let's take at a live look at your storm tracker radar
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see the heavy rain moving up from the south towards waldorf. look at all the yellows and reds. if you're about to hop on 95& north or south this morning you're dealing with some heavy, heavy rain again it's coming up from the richmond area. then i-95 between baltimore and d.c., also quite the soaker this morning if you're heading out and about anywhere you are definitely going to be dealing with a lot of heavy rain this morning. bigger picture for you showing all that rain moving up from the south. there it is coming up through spotsylvania through elkins hagerstown all dealing with heavy rain, several hours of it yet to go. here's a look at your warnings out there 'cause we have flood warnings out for rappahannock county towards green madison nelson the city of charlottesville is under both a flood warning and under a severe thunderstorm warning as well. we too here in d.c. will have to watch out for a couple of severe thunderstorms later on this morning into the early afternoon t most of the threat is strong winds but can't rule out hail or maybe even a quick weak tornado is that possible as well. so, we'll have to watch out for all of that today. kids off to school this morning, 53 to 63 with a lo
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after school it's much more hit and miss but the threat remains throughout the day today that we could pop a shower or a thunderstorm. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, 75 degrees today. that's at least the good news. then it gets cool as we head into the weekend there's mostly cloudy skies, couple of scattered showers, only 66 degrees. sunday's dry but cooler, 64. keep the cool weather around going right into next week, 63 for monday, 64 for tuesday. and the middle 60's as we head into the middle part to end of next week. that's a check of the forecast. erin is back on this cinco de traffic nightmare. >> yes and as tucker barnes likes to call it cinco de wash out. a big crash by old georgetown road on the outer loop has cleared to the shoulder. because traffic is getting by the delay from connecticut avenue to old georgetown road is easing. a tap of the brakes. really heavy rain. that's not the only big problem area in the district benning road closed for a shooting investigation at b street. that could slow you down on to east capit
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>> straight ahead at 6:00 a local soccer coach under arrest accused of sexually abusing a seven-year-old and police believe there could be more victims. >> physical game three no doubt about it. eight technical fouls and three ejections one coming right there. in the end it was the wizard on the home court dominating the celti celtics last night. >> yeah. >> yeah indeed. a live look outside on this friday morning its may fifth. you'll want to grab the rain gear before you head out this morning. it is really coming down out there and all this wet weather causing a mess out there on the roads. but it is friday and good morning to you, i'm allison seymour. >> and i'm steve chenevey. let's get right over to tucker tracking the rain that is falling out there this morning. the you can. >> yeah, and it's heavy in spots. going to be a good soaking, yeah, wet mess out there for your morning commute. you can see we got rain showers across the area. just about everybody seeing rain and where the colors are darker darker greens and yellows that's indicating some pretty good rain rates. heads up here.


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