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today's headlines. in texas the death toll from harvey has risen to 39. this comes as the remnants of harvey continue to move northeast prompting flash flooding warnings in the end 10 kentucky and ohio. we're getting a closer look at the extent of the storm's damage t officials in houston say 70 percent of the city was covered with at least a foot of water. meanwhile across texas more than 93,000 homes have reported damage forcing tens of thousands of residents to seek shelter. meanwhile help continues to pour in. president trump donating $1 million of his own money to aid in the relief efforts and fema, well, they've already approved millions in individual assistance. >> residents in texas looking for financial aid could face a major hurdle. hundreds of thousands of claims are expected to be filed with the national flood insurance program. however, the system is set to expire september 30th unless congress can reach a deal to keep it going. the trump administration says the program has enough money to meet harvey claims through late fall.
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criticism in the past for poor customer service and accruing billions of dollars in debt. >> a man wanted for firing a gun at a person inside the columbia heights metro station last week has been arrested. montgomery county police say 22-year-old caesar morales was apprehended last night. d.c. police say mo morales was changing a victim around 12:15. he pulled out a handgun and fired. they both fled the scene. >> reporter: barely september but we're talking about snow removal in virginia and that is because the feds busted a snow removal bribery scheme. they arrestd two virginia transportation officials and the heads of several snow removal businesses. andy wiley kenny dwayne adams accused of exchanging cash bribes for contracts. this began in 2013 and continued each winter through 2016. >> time now is 431 and turning to politics, president tru
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could end the deferred action for childhood arrivals daca as early as today. >> fox5's melanie alnwick is live outside of the white house with more on this story. mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys. in earlier interviews president trump said this was a tough issue for him because in his words there are many great kids in the program but there are also many who get caught up in gang organizations. now, a protest began wednesday in new york as soon as word circulated that president trump is preparing to end the dream for thousands of immigrant children. fox news is reporting that trump will cancel the daca program friday, today. president obama began the waiver in 2012 and allowed young people who came to the u.s. illegally as children to be protected from immediate deportation, then request deferred action every two years. it's been controversial from the
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>> i think it would be unfortunate. these are people who came here not of their own choice, they were brought here so it's kind of an unfair -- it's unfair to kick them out. >> i think that's very unamerican and it's very unfair to the children. >> reporter: now reports are that president trump will let those currently in the u.s., said to be about 800,000 to stay until their work permits expire and then they would have to go back to their home countries. that we're told for some it could be as long as a two-year process. now, virginia senator tim kaine tweeted yesterday that president trump would be betraying these young people, that he promised to treat with heart but at this point short of new legislation, there is little that congress can do. this program began with the stroke of a presidential pen and that's all it takes to end it. live outside the white house, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> thank you melanie. 4:33 is the time. in a surprise move the trump administration ordered russia to close its consulate in san francisc
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between the two countries. the state department has given russia until saturday to shut down the building. the consulate is the oldest and most established in the united states. as part of the order russia has to scale back its diplomatic presence in washington, d.c. and new york. the trump administration says the move is in response to moscow's decision to force the u.s. to cut its diplomatic staff in russia. >> 2000 people barred from entering the u.s. under president trump's travel ban will be able to reapply for visas. the agreement was reached yesterday in federal court. while there is no guarantee these people will get new visas the ruling obliges the government to act in good faith. >> trump administration also announced sharp cuts to the programs promoting the affordable care act. $80 million will be cut from the program's advertising budget. funding for those who helped consumers will be cut by 40 percent. the administration says the government hasn't
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much bang for the buck for aca advertising. the administration says the president is trying to undermine the program. >> officials in northern virginia canceled a planned civil war reenactment. it comes in the rake of a deadly protest at a white supremacist rally. the latest was scheduled in chantilly. the decision follows one by the city of manassas to cancel its civil war weekend. >> 4:35 is the time right now. mike thomas here to walk weather. >> good morning. we got a halfway decent day today. at this time will be cloudy, it will be cool but if you like fall weather today is kind of your day as we start september officially here we go. fall months beginning already. satellite and radar showing clouds streaming in. we'll see some peeks of sun from time to time but the good news is we'll keep it dry but again a mostly cloudy day coming our way. temperatures outside cool to start. 69 at reagan national, dulles 65, bwi 64 degrees at this hour. take a look at your planner for the day
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amount of cloud cover out there, 70 degrees. by 2 o'clock 72, by 5 o'clock 72 as well. kind of the team for today is cooler and breezy. again going to feel very fall-like here on this first day of september. zip trip looks good and dry. can't wait to see someone take home that car. its going to be a one year lease. that's a check of the forecast. over to erin for traffic. >> looking forward to joining the party at national harbor later this morning. traffic is absolutely flowing freely out by the pentagon, no problems on 395, 66, 95. we're in great shape wide opened. very sparse. i think a lot of people might have off work today so if you are making your way to work the prelabor day friday commute you're in pretty good shape so far. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. i will certainly let you know if anything pops up you need to be aware of on the roads. >> 4:36 is the time right now. coming up on fox5 news morning harriet tubman's future role on the 20-dollar bill is now in question. >> a new beer repellant shoe is released just in time for oktoberfest. >> as we head to break right
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now, live look outside across the region. the time right now is 4:36. it is 69 degrees outside. back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> time now is 4:39 and we are back with what's hot on the web, the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> new details in the wake of harvey that shows just how big of a storm it is. now, according to new data harvey is the most destructive storm to ever hit the united states with more than 50-inches of rain falling. it is the most rainfall ever recorded in the history of the country. to put it in perspective more rain has fallen houston during harvey that totals for boston seattle and miami combined for this year. >> incredible. as victims of harvey begin to pick up the pieces another hurricane could make landfall in the u.s. hurricane irma is now a category three storm. one of
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could have it hitting the carolinas by sunday. the other likely path is striking puerto rico, the dominican republic and haiti. >> a missouri lawmaker under fire after he posted a message top facebook which some say appears to demand the lynching of confederate statue vandals. republican representative warren love was reacting to news that a confederate statue in his state was covered with paint. now, in his post he said he hoped they are found and "hung from a tall tree with a long rope." the comment has since been taken down. >> plans to put harriet tubman on the 20-dollar bill could be facing a hurdle. treasury secretary steven mnuchin says the trump administration is reconsidering the obama era initiative to replace andrew jackson with tubman. his comment triggered strong backlash on social media. the new bill was scheduled to be issued in 2020 to mark the 100th anniversary
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>> beer proof sneakers coated with what the company calls a beer repellant. the shoes will be available online tomorrow and will set you back $240. who in college has $240 to pay for some beer repellant adidas. >> i was lucky to have $40. >> then how you going to drink if you paying 200 -- i'm just saying. >> that's a hefty cost right there. coming up, budget cuts are coming to maryland. >> and the national zoo goes into panda watch lockdown. >> as we head to break, here's a live look across the d.c. region. time now is 4:41. it's a little chillier out, not even hitting the 70's just yet. we'll be back with more news, weather and traffic in just a few. >> ♪ pampers. unlike ordinary diapers with two layers, pampers have three
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could announce the end of daca as early as today. >> maryland governor larry hogan is set to propose nearly $68 million in cuts to maryland's budget. the proposed cuts include reducing aid to some local governments and colleges. the reductions will be considered next wednesday during a board of public works meeting. we say good morning to you and thank you so much for joining us. it's friday, september 1st, can't believe it's labor day weekend already. >> yeah, time flying by. in fact, it is 4:45 and we're now a little bit more than an hour away from the start of our zip trip finale at the national harbor. everything gets started at 6:00 this morning. the entire crew is going to be down there. >> it's going to be a good one. >> we'll join them later. >> mike thomas is joining us now to talk weather. >> zip trip weather is going to be pretty good. cloudy not a whole lot of sun. yesterday temperatures in the middle 80's, today most of us lower 70's to some even staying in the 60's. again, all ahead of kind of
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we're starting to filter some clouds in. 10:00 a.m. futurecast showing the cloud cover in placement peeks of sun from time to time. there we are at 4 o'clock maybe a little bit of sunshine breaking through. generally speaking it will be a cloudier day. we need into the evening hours. showers approach from the south, late night hours really and then there we are at the midnight hour seeing -- i'm sorry, the noon hour tomorrow seeing more showers in the picture. 73 your daytime high today. again, fall-like for september 1st. all right, that's weather. erin back to you for traffic. >> 4:46 right now and as i mentioned, it is a friday before the labor day holiday weekend. if you're heading out of town, you're in great shape and if you're trying to get to work at the pentagon things on 395 cruising on the main and the local lanes. not seeing any problems on the hov lanes you can see it's just very light volume to the 14th street bridge. our prince george's are quiet. not seeing any issues on the bay bridge making your way out to the eastern shore. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. >> ♪ 4:46. dangerous actions put lives in danger b t
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man police say shot at someone going down a metro station escalator is now behind bars. >> the arrest comes after surveillance video surfaced of the shooting. fox5's annie yu live in the news room with the latest on this story. >> reporter: the search for the gunman ended late last night and this morning we're still waiting on police to release more details. meanwhile montgomery county police they did arrest 22-year-old cesar morales but the incident played out at the columbia heights metro station in northwest d.c. we have been following this story closely. we've been showing you surveillance video from d.c. police and police say the shooting happened last friday afternoon around 12:15. the footage captured appears to show morales pulling out a handgun and then pointing it at the victim after they both reached the escalator. detectives believe he fired off a single round before running away from the area and the victim also left the scene and according to police he has not come forward. at this point it's believed it was a targeted shooting and also in this video you can see a second person walk up there with dreadlocks, there he is, police say right n
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also a person of interest wanted in connection with the shooting. they're asking anyone with information about this case to give them a call. again, this is d.c. police and we want to remind our viewers that we have that surveillance video for you at wisdom. >> all right, thank you very much annie yu. 4:48 is the time. happening today in the district, the groundbreaking on renovations to calvin coolidge high school. the $163 million project will include upgrades to the frank williams center, high quality sound systems and lighting in the auditorium two new atriums and a lot more. it includes the construction of a new middle school in ward four. mayor bowser and other officials will attend today and that starts at 4:00 p.m. >> heads up if you're heading to the national zoo any time soon. look at the beautiful little panda right there. today the indoor viewing area of the giant panda house will close. the zoo
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the final stages of a pregnancy or pseudo pregnancy. she has spent most of her time sleeping and building a nest. you will be able to see the pandas in their outdoor habitat. good luck to may yang. >> coming up, five men arrested across the country for a murder here in our region. >> and a september 1st which means it's pumpkin spice season. i know you're excited about that one, whiz. >> you know i don't like pumpkin spice. >> just giving you a hard time. i like pumpkin spice. i'll tell you about that. >> i don't like pumpkins. >> you don't like a lot of things. >> that's true i got a long list of things i don't like. you don't have time. live look across the region, 4:49, 69 degrees. i'm a happy person. i just have things i don't like. >> you know what you like and you you know what you don't like. >> there you go. it's that simple. we're back in a moment.
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>> ♪ >> 4:51 is the time right now. prosecutors in prince george's county plan to seek the maximum penalty for the suspect charged in the murder of bowie state university student richard collins, iii. that means 23-year-old sean urbanski could face life without parole. he's been held without bond since his arrest. five men charged connection with the murder of a montgomery county town between. carlos pineda charged with accessory before the fact. four other men from three different states face first degree murder charges. the remains of hernandez lava was found nearly two years ago in woodbridge. he had been beaten and stabbed. lava aren't the suspect had ties to ms-13. >> 4:52 right now and here are some things you may have missed around this time of the year, pumpkin spice is just about everything including,
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i don't even like the sound of that. you can now smell like the delicious treat. native introduced pumpkin spice deodorant for men and women. it's made with ingredients like shea but and coconut oil. a stick will cost you about 12 bucks. a new way to keep people from taking your luggage next time you go on vacation. put a picture of your face on it. a company called fire just started selling these covers. [laughter] you upload a picture, they make it the cover and it stretches over your bag. when you show up at baggage claim there will be no questions as to who it belongs to and judging by wisdom's laughter i know what you're getting for christmas this year. >> i can't wait until christmas. i love that idea. but i have to see how much it costs first. >> i've gotten my luggage taken before by mistake so i'm actually behind this idea. >> that is a hilarious pict
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>> summer is almost over. that means it's an end to the 2017 zip trip season. >> awww. >> don't be sad because just in a few minutes fox5 will be live at the national harbor for the zip trip grand finale. tucker barnes starts us off at 6:00 a.m. and the rest of the fox5 team is going to join in on the fun until 11 o'clock. come down, say hi. we would love to see you. got that acura tlx. five people are already lined up u one of five people are going to get that one year lease on the brand new acura tlx. >> i got to see the car. it's nice. >> did you drive it. >> i wish. >> i got to sit in the driver's seat. >> that's good. >> probably better off for the people in the contest that i didn't get to drive it. >> probably so. >> sweet ride. someone is coming home with it today, 10:00 a.m. how i believe. >> that's right. >> always fun -- >> is the car going to be wet when they drive it away from the -- >> don't drive it tomorrow. no, it will be dry today. we'll have the clouds but again showers from harvey's remnants will be moving in for your saturda unfortunately. we're tracking what's left of harvey. still a tpi
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rather quickly. eventually it will try and transfer all that energy from the interior to the coastline and as it does that during the day on saturday it's going to scatter some showers about. saturday is not looking good. it's not a deluge, not a heavy rain day but it does look like we'll have on and off showers throughout the day. so probably indoor plans on your saturday. weekend is not a washout. let's take a look at irma. winds of 115 miles an hour as of 5:00 a.m. this morning so they just recently updated this. again, category three storm. it's a strong storm. it's still very far away but we are tracking its journey westward. potentially a category five storm. why we're watching this so closely as i expand things out these are the 10 day models. as we roll our way into kind of the early to middle portion of next week it's going to get awfully close to just off the southeast coastline there. there's some very warm waters there so we got to keep a very close eye on it as we head into next week. don't let it bother you for this week
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come back on tuesday and we'll update you on all the tracking and exactly where it's going to be going next week. much more details heading into next week. 73 degrees your daytime high. most of today is dry, just cloudy cool a little breezy and later this evening we'll have showers moving in ahead of harvey remnants. if that's your day on saturday kind of on and off showers throughout the day. high of only 68. very cool feeling on saturday throughout the day. sunday maybe a couple of showers linger into sunday morning but by the afternoon hours breaking out into sunshine, temperatures returning to the 80's monday and tuesday, beautiful and warm and then we kind of get unsettled into the middle of next week. that's a check of the forecast. erin como with traffic. >> i wish tomorrow wouldn't be rainy. mike says got to deal with it. right now here's a look at a dry commute on 270 at clarksburg road. headlights making their way southbound. we are seeing a steady flow of traffic right now so give yourself about 10 extra minutes. volume starting to build. on 395 we're nice and
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the hov lanes and main lanes past the pentagon from edsall road to the 14th street bridge you're wide opened. traffic on 95 is looking good in virginia. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. i'm hoping for a quieter friday morning commute. >> all right. coming up on fox5 news morning, 10s of thousands free religious persecution from myanmar. >> investigators uncover a snow removal bribery scandal involving vdot workers. >> live look outside across the region. the time right now is 4:57, temperature 69 degrees. back in a moment. >> a little windy out there. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, shooting arrest. overnight police capturing a man accused of opening fire inside the columbia heights metro station. >> immigration debate. today president trump is expected to announce plans to end an obama era policy which helped dreamers stay in the country. >> live look outside if you are just waking up on this friday morning, be prepared for a morning chill. some communities are in the 50's right now. ooh, shivering as we get up. good morning. thanks for joining us. today is friday september 1st. >> it is 5 o'clock straight up. we are less than one hour away from the s


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