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Boy who got fingers stuck in escalator released from hospital Video included

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A 6-year-old boy who got his fingers caught in an escalator at a Prince George's County mall is now out of the hospital. Jerrin Poyner told his mom he'll probably take the stairs from now on-- but amazingly, he's going to be just fine.
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Megabus headed from DC to NYC blows tires, hits rail along I-95

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A commercial tour bus en route from D.C. to New York City blew tires and hit the railing along Interstate 95 in Harford County on Friday night. More>>

6-year-old boy's hand extricated after being caught in escalator at Iverson Mall Video included

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Authorities have extricated a 6-year-old boy's hand from an escalator after it became trapped inside a store at Iverson Mall Thursday evening. More>>

Md. firefighter back on the job after losing his leg to Iraq War injury Video included

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A Maryland firefighter is back on the job after literally giving a limb for his country. Will Fisher was serving in Iraq when he suffered an injury that wound up taking his leg. More>>

Woman carjacked in grocery store parking lot in Anne Arundel County Video included

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Anne Arundel County police have released security camera footage of a suspect in a lunchtime carjacking Thursday. It happened in a Safeway grocery store parking lot across the street from Arundel Mills mall.
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Man convicted of killing 4 over drug stash

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A Texas man has been convicted of fatally shooting four people, including two toddlers, after 60 pounds of marijuana went missing. More>>

4th Md. prison training service dogs for disabled vets Video included

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The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans. More>>

Montgomery Co. police conducts pedestrian crosswalk sting Video included

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It is a major problem for many communities across the D.C. area -- drivers who don't yield to pedestrians. Police in Montgomery County cracked down on offenders by setting up a sting to nab violators. More>>

Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

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After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. More>>

Prince George's Co. police search for missing 13-year-old girl

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Prince George's County police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl. They say Princess Monae Small was last seen on April 1.
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Light snow falls in DC area; Freeze Warning issued overnight Video included

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After raining for most the of the afternoon, light snow fell in some parts of the D.C. area Tuesday night. A Freeze Warning has been issued for most of the D.C. area from midnight to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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Residents voice concerns at hearing on new MGM casino at National Harbor Video included

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The proposed MGM casino at National Harbor cleared an important hurdle Tuesday night. The Prince George’s County Council approved zoning changes to allow the casino to operate at National Harbor. More>>

Student struck by car is 4th student death at George Washington U. this school year Video included

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Commencement at George Washington University is a little over a month away. Sadly, one promising senior won't be receiving his diploma. More>>

Heroin ring operating across DC region busted Video included

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From Mexico to Los Angeles to a master bedroom in Maryland. We are learning fascinating details about an elaborate heroin ring operating across our region and busted by D.C. police and the FBI in late March. More>>

Lindsay Murphy interviews her husband, Brandon Guyer, as Rays visit Orioles in Baltimore Video included

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It's a major league love story that started seven years ago during a television interview with FOX 5's own Lindsay Murphy. More>>

Big weather changes coming as rain, freeze watch for Tuesday

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Rain will return and the mild spell will dramatically end on Tuesday as a blast of colder air sweeping in from the Plains arrives. The heaviest rain will pour down Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Pedestrian struck, fatally injured in College Park

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Prince George's County Police say a man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in College Park. More>>

Md. Gov. O'Malley signs pot decriminalization bill Video included

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Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1. More>>

Fire damages commercial building in Rockville

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A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a commercial building in Rockville Monday. The fire happened at a building on the 1000 block of Taft Street. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. It is unclear if there are any injuries at this time. More>>

Some residents unhappy with noise, pollution coming from neighboring National Harbor Video included

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Some residents in Fort Washington are calling National Harbor – “National Horror.” They say it's because the multi-million dollar development has been a bad neighbor with constant noise issues, traffic and pollution. More>>

Md. encouraging people to help reduce invasive catfish with new campaign Video included

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Move over Snakeheads. Blue and flathead catfish are now competing for title of most hated fish in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. More>>

FBI investigates man in University of Maryland data disclosure

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Court documents show the FBI is investigating a computer worker in connection with the online disclosure last month of University of Maryland President Wallace Loh's Social Security and cellphone numbers. More>>

FBI adds William Bradford Bishop, Jr. to Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list Video included

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A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" on Thursday, bringing new attention to a case that has long frustrated authorities. More>>

Suspects in robbery of Mount Rainier food co-op caught on surveillance video Video included

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Prince George's County police are trying to track down two suspects seen robbing the Glut Food Co-op on 34th Street Monday afternoon at gunpoint. More>>

Md. customers accepting 'smart meters' Video included

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For the last couple of years, electric utilities in Maryland have been replacing conventional meters at the homes of residential customers with "smart meters." The new meters send wireless signals to the company, typically once a day. More>>

Tattooed suspect sought by police for stealing gun

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Prince George’s County police are asking for the public’s help in finding a very unique-looking suspect. More>>

Man fatally shoots ex-wife, himself in Fort Washington

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Prince George's County Police say a man shot and killed his ex-wife in the parking lot of her apartment and then killed himself. More>>

Silver Spring Transit Center facing another delay Video included

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The long overdue Silver Spring Transit Center is facing another setback. On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Executive's Office briefed council members about the project and it turns out it may not open until the end of the year at the earliest. More>>

Bowie grandmother viciously attacked by neighbor's dog Video included

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Prince George’s County's Animal Management Division is deciding the fate of an American bulldog after it mauled a grandmother in Bowie Sunday night. More>>

Md. off-duty officer recalls pulling boy out from underneath school bus Video included

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It was a scary accident that sent a 7-year-old student to the hospital after he was struck by a school bus in Beltsville, Md. But a bystander was there to help pull the boy out from under the school bus. More>>

Money flies from car of fleeing bank robber

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Prince George's County Police say money flew from the car of a bank robber driving away from the scene. More>>

2 escape Prince George's Co. townhouse fire

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Prince George's County fire officials say working smoke detectors helped two people escape a two-alarm fire that gutted a town house in Kettering. More>>

Md. man, 82, charged in wife's shooting death

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Baltimore County police say an 82-year-old Monkton man has been charged in the shooting death of his 78-year-old wife at their home. More>>

American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strike

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An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island is on a hunger strike, according to a statement his lawyer released Tuesday. More>>

Police find bags of marijuana in toilet during search of home

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Police say a woman tried to flush bags full of marijuana down the toilet as officers searched a house in Prince George’s County. More>>

Passenger arrested at BWI for allegedly having loaded handgun in carry-on

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A passenger was arrested at a D.C. area airport over the weekend after security screeners say they spotted a handgun in the man’s carry-on bag. The incident happened Sunday afternoon at a checkpoint X-ray machine at Baltimore Washington International.
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Police: Altercation in Md. House office building Video included

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Emergency crews transported a victim and his attacker from the office building for the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis Monday night after a frightening fight. More>>

2 joggers sexually assaulted at Frederick County park Video included

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Maryland State Police are searching for a suspect after two women were sexually assaulted along a trail at Walkersville Community Park in Walkersville. More>>

Man arrested for University of Maryland peeping tom incident

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested for an April 2nd peeping tom incident inside a women’s bathroom at the University of Maryland. More>>

Md. lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization, minimum wage increase Video included

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The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to incremental increases in the state's minimum wage over several years to $10.10 by 2018 and to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. More>>

Maryland passes distracted driving bill known as Jake's Law

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A measure to increase penalties for distracted driving that cause serious accidents has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly. More>>

Md. lawmakers reach compromise on medical marijuana

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The House and Senate have reached a final agreement on plans to make medical marijuana more widely available. More>>

Driver charged after runaway Prince George's Co. school bus hits student Video included

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A 7-year-old Prince George's County boy was briefly hospitalized Monday morning after being run over by a runaway school bus while standing at his bus stop. More>>

Alonzo Mourning, Gary Williams elected into Basketball Hall of Fame

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Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. The 6-foot-10 center who won an NBA title with the Miami Heat was voted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, adding that honor to becoming a board member at his alma mater.
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Navy holds memorial for slain sailor from Maryland

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In a somber, tear-filled ceremony, the Navy on Monday remembered a sailor who was fatally shot aboard a destroyer as a selfless hero who saved the lives of others. A memorial service for 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was held at a 1,200-seat theater at Naval Station Norfolk, where Mayo was a master-at-arms who provided security for the base.
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Police arrest man in Maryland Live! casino parking lot robbery

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Police say they're arrested a man believed to have robbed a couple at gunpoint as they sat in a car outside the Maryland Live! Casino. More>>

Md. lawmakers approve minimum wage hike Video included

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The Maryland General Assembly has approved incremental increases to the minimum wage over several years. The House of Delegates voted 87-47 Monday to give final approval to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January. More>>

Md. legislative session enters last day Video included

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Maryland lawmakers will be putting finishing touches on measures related to marijuana and an increase in the minimum wage on the last day of the state's legislative session. The session is scheduled to end at midnight Monday.
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Art exhibit features works from artists with autism Video included

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A Montgomery County foundation is helping to shine the light on adults with autism and the plight they face through a special event. More>>

4 hospitalized after townhouse fire in Gaithersburg Video included

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A grandmother from Gaithersburg is out of the hospital after a fire swept through her townhouse Thursday afternoon. Firefighters say the woman helped save several lives. More>>

Montgomery, Prince George's snow waiver granted

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Maryland education officials have granted two counties' requests for a waiver of snow days. More>>

Scam warning after callers claim arrest unless payment made Video included

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A warning is in from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office about a phone scam. Someone is calling unsuspecting victims, claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office.
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Md. House committee reworks marijuana bill

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Maryland's legislature apparently won't eliminate criminal policies for marijuana possession this year, but it will likely take a step in that direction. More>>

Md. denies Montgomery County's snow day waiver request Video included

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Maryland's schools superintendent has denied Montgomery County's request for a waiver of five snow days to avoid extending the school year. More>>

Md. moves to revamp flawed health exchange

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A Maryland board voted Tuesday to replace technology in the state's badly flawed health-exchange website instead of fixing its current system or partnering with the federal health care exchange. More>>

Police: No shooter on Maryland university campus

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Stevenson University has lifted a lockdown after police determined there was no shooter on campus. More>>

Pay It Forward Follow-Up: Head-shaving event raises nearly $40K to help fund childhood cancer research Video included

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Abby Furco nearly lost her life to a rare form of leukemia. But with the help of a new drug, she survived. When her mother, Patty, found out the St. Baldrick's Foundation was responsible for discovering that drug, she vowed to pay it forward. More>>

Court documents: Tatum used gun in wife's killing Video included

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Court documents say the man last seen with missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd used a firearm to kill his wife. More>>

O'Malley urges people to beat health care deadline

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Maryland's online health exchange still has serious problems, but Gov. Martin O'Malley says more people are getting through to enroll in a health care plan. More>>

New Metro budget means higher rail fares Video included

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Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday. More>>

Police release suspect sketch in Riverdale sexual assault of 95-year-old woman Video included

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Prince George's County Police are distributing flyers with a sketch and description of a man who sexually assaulted a 95-year-old woman in her Riverdale home. More>>

Long-lost Renoir piece returns to Baltimore museum

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A tiny Renoir painting has returned home to a gallery in the Baltimore Museum of Art nearly 63 years after it was stolen and then kept mysteriously hidden for decades until it resurfaced in 2012. More>>

Mom: Fifth grader cleaned toilets during detention Video included

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When an elementary school-aged child gets detention at school, what does he do with that time?  One Maryland mom says her son spent it cleaning toilets. More>>

Montgomery County deluged with last-minute signups for Obamacare Video included

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With more than six million people already signed up for private health plans, the uninsured are practically beating down the doors in Montgomery County to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act. The county is dealing with an avalanche of applicants trying to get insurance before the March 31 deadline.
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Frederick Co. Schools cut three days from Spring Break to make up for snow

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Frederick County, Md. school students will have a shorter spring break than they planned, thanks to Mother Nature.  The Frederick County Board of Education made the decision cut Spring Break down to two days instead of five to make up for a portion of the days students missed due to snow days.     
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Charles County Sheriff's Office on lookout for UPS delivery package thief Video included

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Brian Moran and his family are in shock at the gall of a thief who drove a car up their driveway Monday afternoon and stole two packages that had just been delivered by UPS. More>>

Family of soldier killed on Va. Navy base speaks out Video included

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The family of a Maryland soldier who was shot and killed during a shootout on a guided-missile destroyer at a Virginia military base tells FOX 5 they don't think they've heard the whole story of his death. 
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Amber Alert update: Officials say suspect posed as girl's doctor, told school she was sick Video included

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City officials say the man suspected of abducting 8-year-old Relisha Rudd posed as her doctor in a collaborated effort with the girl's mother and grandmother to fool administrators at Payne Elementary School into believing the 8-year-old was not coming to school because she was sick. More>>

Over $500K in cognac heisted from truck near Baltimore Video included

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Police are investigating the theft of more than $500,000 worth of cognac, carried away in a truck and trailer near Baltimore. More>>

Md. education board lets schools seek snow day waivers Video included

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Maryland school systems will be able to apply for waivers of up to five snow days incurred during this year's winter weather. More>>

Police: Grandma stole Md. teacher's wallet from classroom

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Police say a Maryland teacher’s wallet was stolen from her classroom during an assembly on Monday, and they say a grandmother who was chaperoning students is behind it.
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Ice may have been factor in fatal accident in Mitchellville Video included

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Police are investigating a fatal accident in Mitchellville, Maryland. The accident happened on Central Avenue. Authorities say ice may be to blame. More>>

Md. school system says beer reference in homework assignment was 'inappropriate' Video included

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A group of sixth graders in Anne Arundel County in Maryland got a math assignment on Monday that involved a reference to beer. At least one parent objected and administrators admit the assignment was a "mistake." More>>

Authorities release video of missing girl Relisha Rudd, Khalil Tatum at DC hotel in Feb. Video included

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It has now been six days since D.C. police issued an Amber Alert for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. On Tuesday, law enforcement authorities have released surveillance video of Rudd and her possible abductor, Kahlil Tatum, from a D.C. hotel in February. More>>

Ocean City to post 'No Profanity' signs on boardwalk Video included

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Visitors to Ocean City will be getting a reminder to mind their manners on the boardwalk this summer. More>>

It's Maryland Day: March 25

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Tuesday is Maryland Day! On this day 380 years ago, settlers disembarked from two small sailing ships—the Ark and the Dove—onto Maryland soil for the first time. They landed in what is now St. Mary’s County.  A celebration featuring the recreated Star Spangled Banner is planned in Annapolis.
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Amber Alert still in place for missing Relisha Rudd; police release new photos Video included

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An Amber Alert is still in place for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. More>>

Man believed to be with missing DC child charged with murder of his wife Video included

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Prince George's County Police have charged a man who authorities believe is traveling with a missing 8-year-old with his wife's slaying. More>>

Family gets locked inside Prince George's County cemetery Video included

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The Archdiocese of Washington is apologizing to a Maryland woman who says she and her family got locked inside a Catholic Church-owned cemetery in Prince George's County. More>>

Officials ID worker killed in water tower fall

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Anne Arundel County fire department officials are identifying a worker who died when he fell 180 feet from a Pasadena water tower. More>>

State Police involved in shooting near the Maryland House

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Maryland State Police say officers fatally shot a burglary suspect who rammed several police cars and injured an officer during a pursuit that ended at a rest stop along Interstate 95 in Harford County. More>>

Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old DC girl Relisha Rudd Video included

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Police are still searching for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl and an Amber Alert has been issued for her. Relisha Tenau Rudd was last seen in southeast Washington at a homeless shelter. More>>

Elementary students at Md. school speak to astronaut aboard International Space Station Video included

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Plenty of little boys and girls dream of being an astronaut when they grow up. Some Maryland kids got a head start. On Thursday, they got to speak to the commander of the International Space Station – while he is still in space. More>>

Verizon to waive charge for woman affected by 'one-ring' cell phone scam Video included

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A FOX 5 follow up on a story we brought you Wednesday about a scam affecting millions of Americans. More>>

University of Maryland reports 2nd data breach in 4 weeks

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The University of Maryland says someone hacked into its computer network and obtained personal information for the second time in four weeks. More>>

2 charged in Md. shooting death of cab driver

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Anne Arundel County police have charged a man and a teenager in the fatal shooting of a cab driver in Crownsville. More>>

Midshipman in Naval Academy sex case not guilty

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A former U.S. Naval Academy football player was acquitted Thursday of sexually assaulting a classmate at a party, bringing to conclusion a case that began almost two years ago and drew wide attention at a time when the military is under scrutiny for how it handles sexual assault cases. More>>

Speed display sign doubles as speed camera Video included

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At first glance, this may look like any other speed display sign. But if you look closer, you'll see there's a camera too, that can be used to ticket people. More>>

2 winning tickets in $414M Mega Millions jackpot; 1 sold in Maryland Video included

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Did you play Mega Millions in Maryland?  If so, we might have REALLY good news-- especially if you bought your ticket in La Plata. More>>

NTSB issues final report on crash that caused car to fall over Bay Bridge Video included

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The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday issued its final report looking at last summer's death-defying crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The NTSB blames the crash on a distracted and inexperienced truck driver.
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Tanker truck crashes, overturns on Route 50 in Prince George's County

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An 18-wheel tanker truck has overturned on Route 50 in Prince George's County. More>>

More snow leaves school districts scrambling to make up snow days Video included

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Monday was yet another snow day for most school districts across our region -- adding to the uncertainty of how to make up for so much lost time in the classroom. More>>

Photo Gallery: #GREENSNOW in the DC region!

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Yet again, we had more snow fall in our area. But this storm was a little bit different than most as it came on St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of this, many of our FOX 5 viewers sent us pictures of their #GREENSNOW and they were really creative! Check them out!

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Snow blankets DC region during late winter storm Video included

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No signs of spring Monday morning as another winter storm pushed through the Washington, D.C. region. More>>

Man accused in killing returned to Md. from South Carolina

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A man accused of killing the mother of his children has been returned home to Maryland after being captured in South Carolina. More>>

Md. now a defendant in wrongful death lawsuit of man with Down syndrome

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Relatives of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three Frederick County sheriff's deputies have added the state of Maryland to those allegedly liable for his death. More>>

Shots fired in Chevy Chase Video included

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Police are investigating reports of shots fired in Chevy Chase. A home on Freyman Drive is at the focus of the investigation. There are no signs of damage or injuries. Two people are being questioned that may have been inside a home where the shots are believed to have come from. Investigators are looking to question more people. More>>

Prince George's Co. police: Missing woman found safe Video included

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Prince George's County police say a woman they had been searching for since she was reported missing on Tuesday has been found safe.  Earlier this morning, police tweeted that 30-year-old Shaina Webb had been found safe, and more details will be released later today. More>>

Police believe teen was drunk, had gun in trunk of car at school Video included

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A 16 year-old boy is accused of showing up to school drunk with a gun in the truck of his car. Some students at Southern High School in Anne Arundel County told their teacher they thought their classmate was drunk.
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DNA evidence helps lead to conviction of man in Montgomery Co. burglary Video included

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A man described by Montgomery County prosecutors as a career criminal was convicted Thursday of first-degree burglary and theft for a break-in at a home in the Burtonsville area Thanksgiving night. More>>

Metro to open early for Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

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Metro will open two hours early to help runners get to the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Washington this weekend. More>>

Md. Del. Mizeur plans rally on marijuana reform bills Video included

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A state delegate who's running for governor is planning a rally with marijuana reform advocates before she urges other lawmakers to decriminalize the drug. More>>

Strong winds damage homes; leave many in the dark

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A very cold and strong wind left some residents in the dark and caused damage to homes in the region overnight. More>>

Md. House committee approves bill granting jail time for drivers who kill while using cellphones

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A Maryland House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday evening to up the penalty for distracted drivers who kill someone while talking or texting on a hand-held cell phone. More>>

Number of people affected by UMd. data breach less than originally thought

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University of Maryland officials says the number of people affected by the recent data breach last month is smaller than originally thought. However, the school also says some students who attended the university dating as far back as 1992 may have been affected. More>>

Police: Elderly man kills wife, himself in Temple Hills

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Police say an elderly man killed his wife and then himself in Temple Hills. More>>

Police: Columbia Mall shooter didn't know victims, fascinated with Columbine Video included

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The teenager who shot to death two employees at The Mall in Columbia this past January may have had a fascination with the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. More>>

Huge pothole causes delays on Interstate 270

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A huge pothole, measuring 4 feet long and 18 inches wide, closed traffic on southbound Interstate 270 at an overpass at Route 85. Police say at least one lane of the southbound lanes will remain closed until noon.
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Police officer shoots man in Lanham Video included

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Investigators remain on the scene of a police involved shooting in Prince George's County. The incident happened on Green Haven Road in Lanham, Md. An officer shot a man around 12:45 a.m.
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Police: Teens assaulted mentally-challenged boy, shot cell phone video Video included

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Authorities say two teenage girls from Maryland are accused of assaulting a mentally-challenged boy they knew. According to investigators, the girls recorded cell phone video of themselves beating the 16-year-old boy.

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Bank robbery suspects arrested after police pursuit shuts down I-270 Video included

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Local and state police shut down an entire interstate freeway Tuesday in a successful effort to capture suspected bank robbers. It happened in the heart of Montgomery County in Rockville. And it appears police were helped by a radio device placed with the stolen cash. More>>

Maryland Transit: Holocaust reparations bill jeopardizes rail funding Video included

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Legal problems could arise if Maryland tries to force a French rail company to pay reparations to Holocaust victims, rather than leaving negotiations to the U.S. government. More>>

Father caught in South Carolina waives extradition to Md. in alleged homicide

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A man police believe killed the mother of his children and abducted one of the girls in central Maryland has waived extradition from South Carolina. More>>

Lawmaker: Feds to review Maryland health exchange

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The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to review Maryland's troubled health care exchange, a congressman said Monday. More>>

PHOTOS: Deer damage school building while being chased by dogs

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Police say an Anne Arundel County school was damaged after deer ran into the building while they were being chased by dogs. The incident happened at Southern Middle School in Lothian, Md. over the weekend.
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4 high school students help save life of Calvert County man Video included

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It started out as an ordinary day for students from Huntingtown High School in Calvert County as they were on their way to class Friday morning. But as they looked out the windows of their school bus, they saw a man lying face down on the ground in the snow holding his dog on a leash. More>>

FOUND: 11-year-old Md. girl, father located in South Carolina after Amber Alert issued Video included

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Baltimore County Police say an 11-year-old girl from Maryland and her father have been located after an Amber Alert had been issued for the girl since Thursday. More>>

Johns Hopkins University data spilled in 'extortion' attempt

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Johns Hopkins University says names and contact information for up to 1,200 current and former students were posted online after a hacker's failed extortion attempt aimed at gaining deeper access to the university's computer network. More>>

Amber Alert continues for 11-year-old Md. girl; arrest warrant obtained for father Video included

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An Amber Alert continues Friday for a missing 11-year-old from Maryland. Authorities say Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in Dundalk, Md. at about 7 a.m. Thursday. Police say the man who abducted her is her father and they confirmed to that the Amber Alert is in connection to a homicide of the little girl's mother. More>>

Man charged with murder in Germantown shooting death

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Montgomery County Police have arrested a man they say shot and killed another man who owed him money. More>>

Md. considers banning sale of energy drinks to minors Video included

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Should minors be forbidden from buying (or consuming) “energy drinks?” The Maryland legislature is currently considering a bill that would do that. More>>

Hope for T.J. Rufty: Middletown, Md. welcomes home local teen battling rare form of cancer Video included

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There's something to be said for living in a small town. If you want to know why, just ask T.J. Rufty. The community of Middletown, Maryland--population 4,200-- welcomed him home after a long, hard journey today, and many tears were shed.  T.J. was just three weeks from his high school graduation last may when he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer called Burkitt Lymphoma.
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Freezing rain, sleet may affect Friday morning commute Video included

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for some areas of the D.C. area for possible freezing rain and sleet during Friday morning’s commute. More>>

Cops track down smash-and-grab suspect using stolen item's tracking device Video included

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A Radio Shack store in Marlow Heights was the target this time. Prince George's County police say two thieves broke into the store around 2:05 a.m. and fled with an undisclosed amount of property. More>>

Purple Line cost of construction increases

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There's a new price tag for the new Purple Line. The cost of construction has increased once again -- a jump of more than $2 billion dollars since it was first announced in 2001. The Purple Line will connect Montgomery and Prince George's County. Work is expected to begin by 2015 with service by 2020. Online: http://www.purplelinemd.com/en/ More>>

Robbery suspect uses umbrella to carry money out of bank, later captured in police chase Video included

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Police are crediting a witness with helping them catch an alleged bank robber in Laurel, Md. More>>

SUV crashes into sub shop in Temple Hills

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A driver of an SUV suffered serious injuries after crashing into a sub shop in Temple Hills. More>>

Man shot and killed in Germantown, police investigating as homicide Video included

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A man was shot and killed in Montgomery County Tuesday night. Police say they found 21-year-old James Allen Frazier of Rockville, Md., shot on Oxbridge Drive at the intersection of Route 355 in Germantown at around 10 p.m.
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Md. officer charged with killing girlfriend's puppy

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Authorities in Maryland have charged a Baltimore police officer with animal cruelty after they say he killed his girlfriend's puppy and texted her a photo of the dog's body. More>>

Rockville man convicted of trying to hire hitman to kill wife Video included

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Montgomery County prosecutors say a Rockville man accused of terrorizing his wife has now been convicted of trying to hire a hitman to kill her. More>>

Police investigating homicide in Germantown Video included

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Montgomery County police are investigating a homicide in Germantown Tuesday night. More>>

Montgomery County woman goes to great lengths to find missing dog Video included

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A four-year-old mixed breed dog has been missing since November 9 and his owner is spending hour on end and $15,000 to try to get him back. More>>

Humanists sue to move Peace Cross Video included

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The American Humanist Association and several individual plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit asking that a regional park authority cease displaying the Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Md. The suit claims "the massive Christian cross" is an unconstitutional endorsement of a particular religion by government. More>>

Police investigate homicide after man found dead in Silver Spring driveway Video included

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Police in Montgomery County are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in a driveway in Silver Spring. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday at a home on the15000 block of Laughlin Lane.
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Recovered Renoir to go on view at Baltimore museum

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A Renoir painting stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art more than 60 years ago will return to public view later this month. More>>

Md. man sets fire to home using torch to melt ice off front porch Video included

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It was a close call for one homeowner along Evans Street in Rockville trying to clear the ice off of his front steps. More>>

IHOP gives away free pancakes on Tuesday for National Pancake Day Video included

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It's Fat Tuesday, and also National Pancake Day! What better way to celebrate the last day before the beginning of lent then with free pancakes. IHOP is offering a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes, and in return, they hope you'll make a donation to one of their charities.
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Snow plowing accident leaves hundreds in the dark in Bethesda Video included

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A bizarre accident in Bethesda left dozens of people trapped behind live power lines and hundreds of others in the dark. More>>

Deep freeze arrives in DC region Video included

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A snowstorm that dumped more than half a foot of snow on parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is being followed by unusually frigid temperatures. More>>

Woman dies while shoveling snow in Bowie

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Authorities in Prince George's County say a 60-year-old woman died after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow in Bowie. More>>

Police: Woman robbed while heading to hospital in labor Video included

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Police say a woman reported to be in labor and her boyfriend were robbed in Annapolis as they headed to a hospital. More>>

DC Gearing Up for a Major Snowstorm Video included

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March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people. More>>

Officer discharges weapon in Seat Pleasant; person found with gunshot wound Video included

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Prince George’s County police say an officer investigating a report of a shooting in a Seat Pleasant neighborhood discharged his weapon Friday evening. The officer did not hit anyone, but the incident led the officer to a person suffering from a gunshot wound. More>>

Parents of sick Md. girl fight for 'Lily's Law' Video included

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A Leonardtown, Md., family is trying to convince the state legislature to expand the number of maladies for which newborn babies are checked. Their own two-year-old daughter suffers from a rare neurological condition that, had it been detected earlier, might have been cured. More>>

Md. teacher placed on administrative leave after student discipline

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A Prince George’s County teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being alleged of ordering her students to walk around the school while holding a rope in one hand and books in the other as a form of discipline for misbehavior. More>>

Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March 8

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Maryland State Police and Special Olympics Maryland have announced the rescheduled 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge, which was postponed in January because of below-freezing temperatures and high winds. More>>

Md. House passes bill criminalizing 'revenge porn'

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The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a measure making it a crime to post so-called revenge porn. More>>

Small Md. town going hi-tech with new security surveillance cameras Video included

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Fighting crime is going high-tech in a small Maryland town. Patrol officers will now have the ability to police multiple locations at the same time. More>>

Mixed-race couple shows how their love helped overcome hardships, change Md. law Video included

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February is the month we celebrate black history and the month we also celebrate love. We are combining them here with a love story that helped change history in the state of Maryland. More>>

School bus that struck and killed elderly Holocaust survivor had green light Video included

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Montgomery County police have released preliminary findings in the investigation of a 91-year-old man killed in a school bus accident Wednesday on Route 29 at Tech Road in Silver Spring. More>>

Proposed fare hike on Metro to hit disabled hardest Video included

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Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep. More>>

Holocaust survivor struck, killed by school bus in Silver Spring Video included

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Montgomery County police have identified the man who was struck by a school bus Wednesday afternoon on Route 29 as 91-year-old Elia Miranski. Relatives leaving his Silver Spring apartment this evening told FOX 5 he was a Holocaust survivor. More>>

Md. Public Service Commission sets opt-out fees for smart meters

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The Public Service Commission has set fees for Maryland's utility customers who do not want smart meters installed in their homes or businesses. More>>

Maryland, Virginia and DC commit $75 million to Metro Video included

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Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system. More>>

Martial arts instructor charged with having sex with minor

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Anne Arundel County Police say a martial arts instructor has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old he met during classes. More>>

Metro fare hike proposal unpopular based on public comment feedback Video included

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Metro's proposal to raise fares is proving very unpopular. After a series of public hearings and surveys, a large majority of people don't like it and some say they will use Metro less if the price goes up. More>>

Car used by suspects in Prince George's County home break-in located in DC Video included

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Hours after we first showed you video of a burglary at a Maryland home in Prince George's County, the car used by the suspects was found in the District. Police now believe the car was first stolen from a home in Alexandria, Va.
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Morning snow causes headaches for local students getting to school on time Video included

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Some local students and parents are scratching their heads over the decision of many area school districts to not delay classes Wednesday morning. The early snowstorm caused many kids to get to school late. More>>

Snow moves through DC region; brings accidents, travel delays Video included

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Snow has moved out of the Washington, D.C. region but not before causing traffic accidents and delays during the morning commute. More>>

Winter weather advisory issued, more snow coming Wednesday

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If you were surprised by the heavier than expected snowfall we got this morning, don’t be surprised when you wake up to more of the white stuff tomorrow.  A new winter weather advisory has been issued, and we’ve got more snow on the way across the D.C. region. More>>

Maryland considers legalizing marijuana Video included

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Sixteen states have decriminalized marijuana, and a couple of states have legalized the sale of pot.  Legislators in Maryland are now considering changing the rules on smoking weed.  More>>

Parent: 7-year-old missing for hours after being dropped off at wrong spot by school bus driver Video included

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A seven-year-old boy says his bus driver dropped him off at the wrong spot on Monday. For nearly three hours, Tyshon Evans was all alone walking along Contee Road in Laurel. After a frantic search, Robin Godfrey finally found her frightened and cold son.
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Metro rail on-time reality check Video included

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It's been one delay after another for Metro rail riders: cold weather cracking rails, trains malfunctioning. So how can Metro say less than one in 10 trains are late? It comes down to your definition. On Metro rail, what is on time for Metro may not be what is on time to you.
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Temperatures drop after mild weather over weekend; snow possible Wednesday

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Last week's thaw was a mere tease for the Midwest and Northeast with the polar vortex set to make an encore performance this week. More>>

Police: US killer shot guards with smuggled gun

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A notorious American-Israeli prisoner who was killed in shootout after opening fire on prison guards used a weapon that was smuggled into jail, Israeli police said Monday. More>>

Silver Spring man charged with attempted murder of infant son

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Montgomery County Police have charged a Silver Spring man with attempted murder after his 2-month-old son was hospitalized with head trauma and rib fractures. More>>

7 fall ill in Maryland from listeria linked to cheese

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One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the death was in California. Seven additional illnesses were in Maryland.
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University of Maryland offering free year of credit protection after data breach

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The University of Maryland is offering one year of free credit protection for more than 300,000 people after the school announced Wednesday that a computer security attack exposed the personal information of faculty, students, and staff.

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Md. congressional reps decry mail delays for residents

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Maryland's congressional representatives have demanded that the postmaster general restore regular mail delivery to parts of the state after residents complained of service disruptions. More>>

Tornado hits St. Mary's and Calvert counties in Md.

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The National Weather Service says a tornado hit St. Mary's and Calvert counties in southern Maryland, knocking down trees along an 18-mile path. There were no injuries reported. More>>

Md. man pleads guilty in girlfriend's dad's death

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A 20-year-old Ellicott City man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his girlfriend's father to death. More>>

Surveillance video shows robbery suspect using umbrella to carry cash out of bank Video included

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A suspected bank robber in Laurel should have quit when he had the chance. More>>

Md. Lt. Gov. Brown discusses measures on marijuana

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said Friday that Colorado and Washington state should be applauded for moving ahead with legalizing marijuana but he wants to learn more about what happens in those states before he would support legalizing it in Maryland. More>>

Father of Columbia mall shooting victim speaks out about loss of his son Video included

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On Saturday, it will be one month since the Columbia mall shooting. That also means one month since Howard Johnson and his wife were told their son, Tyler, was one of the two people killed by Darion Aguilar and their lives would be forever changed. More>>

Md. family's loss of loved one compounded by theft of his music equipment Video included

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From the time he was just a little boy, Aaron Reed loved to make music. But Aaron's journey ended much too soon. His devastated father drove to New York to pick up Aaron’s things. He drove back to Columbia through a snowstorm. He locked the family van and discovered the next morning that everything was gone. More>>

Victim of suspected home invasion jumped from apartment window after being shot

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Police are investigating a robbery and shooting in a Silver Spring neighborhood. The incident happened at an apartment on February Circle just before midnight. Police say a man was shot during the robbery. More>>

Parents charged after family found living in deplorable conditions on sailboat Video included

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A family of five was living on a small sailboat in conditions described by police as "deplorable," not far from Annapolis. Maryland Natural Resources Police say it was happening in the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County. More>>

One year later, mother of Forestville double murder victim makes appeal to killer Video included

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One year later, the double murder of two teenagers from Prince George's County remains unsolved. Friends and relatives gathered at the parking lot where Aaron Kidd, 18, and Andre Shuford, 18, were gunned down and held an anniversary vigil. More>>

Data breach at University of Maryland exposes personal info of more than 300K Video included

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The president of the University of Maryland says a computer security attack breached a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students and others. More>>

Md. boy with cystic fibrosis gets dream adventure to Disney World Video included

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Dreams do come true. They are happening for a 10-year-old Maryland boy with cystic fibrosis. Long before he could spell M-I-C-K-E-Y, Evan Melius loved Disney -- especially everything Mickey Mouse.
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Business owner shoots suspect during burglary attempt in Beltsville Video included

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A shop owner in Beltsville shot an intruder in the chest late Tuesday night. The suspected burglar drove away, but then crashed his car. More>>

Naval Academy identifies midshipman who died in crash

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The U.S. Naval Academy has identified a midshipman who died in a car crash on campus. More>>

Local businesses receive training on becoming more deaf-friendly Video included

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In a meeting room at the Frederick Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, a handful of local business people got a lesson about the area's sizable deaf community and how they can be more welcoming to them. More>>

Washington Post poll: Brown leading Gansler by 2-1 margin

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A Washington Post poll says Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is leading by a 2-1 margin over Attorney General Doug Gansler in Maryland's Democratic primary for governor. More>>

Slain UVa. lacrosse player's mother urges awareness of dating violence Video included

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The mother of a University of Virginia lacrosse player slain by her boyfriend is urging Congress to create a day to increase awareness of dating violence. More>>

NSA employee charged with murder in 3-year-old son's death Video included

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An NSA employee and decorated Marine veteran has been charged in the death of his 3-year-old adoptive son. More>>

Md. considers new rules on speed cameras Video included

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The Maryland State Legislature is considering several bills that would alter how automated speed cameras are now used in the state. More>>

Homes in Montgomery County damaged during snow removal Video included

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Some families in Montgomery County are dealing with damaged homes from the last big snow. The damage was caused by snow removal crews clearing the snow from the shoulder along Interstate 270. The snow and debris were sent so high that it breached 20-foot retainer walls and hit a number of homes in Gaithersburg and Germantown. More>>

Md. man says he can't get health care coverage because website won't remember username, password Video included

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It is causing big headaches for people in need and Maryland officials promised the fixes were coming. But that is little help for people who are still without coverage because of the glitches with the state's health care exchange website. More>>

Va. couple ticketed in DC and Maryland for vehicle they don't own Video included

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A Virginia couple is trying solve a parking ticket mystery. They keep getting notices in the mail claiming they parked in places they have never been and in a car they don't own. More>>

Midshipman dead after vehicle found in creek

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The U.S. Naval Academy says a midshipman has been found dead after an automobile accident in a creek. More>>

Md. Senate to hold hearing on minimum wage bill

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The Maryland Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on a proposed minimum wage increase. More>>

Airports returning to normal after snowstorm Video included

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Operations are returning to normal at the airports serving Washington and Baltimore a day after a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the region. More>>

DC region cleans up after winter snow storm Video included

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It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions.
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Photos: Adorable kids have fun in the snow Video included

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Whether it's their first time or the tenth time, kids playing in the snow is a timeless activity. Many of you shared your precious memories of your child basking in the glory of snow with us and we put some of them together in a photo gallery. More>>

Photos: Pets take a snow day Video included

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Playing in the snow is usually always a good time -- especially for your pets. Here are some of the pictures we received from our FOX 5 viewers of the animals who took in the pleasure of the white stuff. More>>

Horse that fell in Prince George's County barn dies

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Prince George's County fire officials say a horse that had slipped inside a snowy barn in Springdale has died after getting stuck on its side. More>>

Md. officials preparing for more snow after lull Video included

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Ken Mallette, director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, said Thursday afternoon that emergency management officials are pleasantly surprised by how well the state weathered the first wintery blast, as residents largely stayed off the roads and power outages were fairly low. More>>

Big snowfall makes travel tricky on the roads Video included

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Tow trucks are working to remove a tractor-trailer that ran off a ramp near the Wilson Bridge. More>>

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