International Good Deeds Day is on Sunday, March 9. The day is meant to give people a chance to do something kind for someone else. More>>
A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie. Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.
As you might of heard, the UAW went down to Chattanooga, Tenn. and took a bullet a few weeks ago when non-unionized workers at the Volkswagen plant told them to pack their carpet bags and head north.
Now the question is: Why would a Southern man trust his future to a German company and not an American union? We deserve an explanation, since we not only bailed out the auto companies but also the pension fund of the UAW.
A man who lost $500,000 at a Las Vegas casino says he shouldn't have to pay up because he was drunk. Mark Johnston, is suing the Downtown Grand for loaning him money and serving him drinks when he says he was "visibly intoxicated." More>>
A District of Columbia landmark is expanding across the Potomac. Ben's Chili Bowl opened its first location in Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Arlington.
A northern New Jersey honor student who has sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home had her initial request denied Tuesday by a judge who cautioned that the case could lead to a "potentially slippery slope" of claims by teenagers against their parents. More>>
Police say a woman reported to be in labor and her boyfriend were robbed in Annapolis as they headed to a hospital. More>>
Think you've seen the best selfie ever? Not until now you haven't. Sure, Ellen broke Twitter with her infamous retweet-record-setting, star-studded Oscars selfie... but wait until the world gets a look at the FOX 5 selfie!
You can see a lot of crazy things on a snow day in D.C., but this one might take the cake. Three words: Bigfoot in Dupont.
Watch as FOX 29 reporter Steve Keeley gets splashed with some snow Monday morning.
Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag. More>>
It's hard to look into Quinn Schiro's eyes and not smile, but these days her parents struggle to find one. Quinn has been diagnosed with an extremely rare brain disease, and her parents are accepting the reality that her time on earth is limited. More>>
A Virginia family is so desperate for marijuana for their 15-month-old son that they will soon be moving thousands of miles away to Arizona to get it. More>>
A suburban Chicago man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab appears in his booking photo wearing a T-shirt from the television show "Breaking Bad." More>>
A new mother desire to breastfeed her 10-week-old child aboard a Delta Air Lines flight has stirred up a major online debate. More>>
Video shot by a Virginia mom during her family's recent visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. is sure to touch your heart. Jennifer Bittner tells FOX 5 her 7-year-old son, who has Asperger's Syndrome, found an unexpected playmate inside the zoo's sea lion exhibit.
Video captured on home security cameras shows two suspects breaking into a Prince George’s County home on Monday afternoon, and the man who lives there hopes it will lead to arrests in the case. .. More>>
After 19 rounds in a Missouri county's annual spelling bee over the weekend, only two of the 25 contestants who started the competition remained. Several hours and 47 rounds later, an 11-year-old and her 13-year-old adversary had used up all of the available words, forcing organizers of the Jackson County Spelling Bee to temporarily halt the showdown. More>>
Harold Ramis, the bespectacled "Ghostbusters" sidekick to Bill Murray whose early grounding in live comedy led to blockbuster movies such as "National Lampoon's Animal House," ''Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day," died Monday. He was 69. More>>
Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald's offers its Egg McMuffins.
A birthday card containing a $50 bill is back with the intended recipient thanks to northern Ohio sanitation workers who spotted the unopened purple envelope in the trash and drove it to the home where it was mistakenly discarded. More>>
There's a big hubbub about what to do with the gator, which maintenance crews say is about 9 feet long. Right now, they're hoping it leaves on its own, but officials are closely monitoring it. More>>
The owner of a now-closed video store in South Carolina has decided to drop charges against a woman accused of failing to return a movie nearly a decade ago. More>>
[VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Meet BIG baby Real Sun. At 12 pounds 15 ounces, he is the biggest baby born this year in LA County. Real Sun was born on February 10, 2014 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. More>>
Drivers stuck in traffic on a Miami expressway rushed to help a woman who got of her car, holding a baby and screaming for help. Pamela Rauseo's nephew, 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, wasn't breathing and was turning blue when she got out of the car. The boy was born prematurely and has respiratory issues.
An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say. More>>
Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink. More>>
What appears to have started out as just another drinking game has become a social media craze. Young people are recording themselves chugging alcohol and posting the video on social media. Then they nominate a friend to out-do them. More>>
It was not a pile of late fees a South Carolina woman got when a video store owner said she failed to return a video she rented in 2005. Instead, she spent a night in jail. More>>
Sports Illustrated and Mattel are two brands that have both faced critics claiming they promote unhealthy and unrealistic body images for women. Well, now these two brands are teaming up. More>>
Authorities say a teenager who burglarized a Dallas police officer's apartment, taking his service weapon and ammunition, was apprehended after he lost his wallet as he fled. More>>
Head to any athletic event at the University of Minnesota and you will likely see the kiss cam. A simple concept where two people watching the game are shown on the big screen and the camera doesn't move until they kiss. More>>
After this many snow days, you've got to have a sense of humor. A couple of North Carolina parents proved they do when they created a song and dance to show their excitement-- with a hint of sarcasm-- for yet another snow day. More>>
The bond between Owen Howkins, a 7-year-old boy with Schwartz-Jamel syndrome, and a 3-legged dog named Haatchi, is one you need to see. More>>
"Back to the Future II" was full of tech we drooled over. While the Hoverboard, flying cars and instant Pizza Hut are some way off, Marty McFly’s Nike trainers with power laces are to become a reality. More>>
Two math majors at Reed College lost control of a massive snowball that rolled into a dorm, knocking in part of a bedroom wall. More>>
It's Valentine's Day-- especially at one D.C. family's home. After Thursday's big snowstorm, they were surprised to wake up and find that the snow on their roof melted-- very appropriately-- in the shape of a heart.
A Facebook page created by a west Michigan mother to show her son that people cared for him on his birthday has gained worldwide attention. More>>
It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall? After several days of speculation, the big reveal came Monday: The buzz-generating shop was a comedian's publicity stunt.
D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is breaking his silence about his department's controversial response to an elderly man who died of a heart attack across the street from a fire station. More>>
It has been 10 years since a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends online. More>>
The "stop, drop and roll" mantra came in handy for a Maine eighth-grader when her cellphone caught fire in her pocket at school. More>>
Seattle's victory in the Super Bowl has cost Houston furniture store mogul Jim McIngvale some $7 million. More>>
Seeing purple on social media? There's a good reason why: Tuesday, February 4 is World Cancer Day, and Chevrolet is partnering with the American Cancer Society for the Purple Roads initiative, which encourages people to make their profiles purple to stand strong against cancer. More>>
A Chandler woman is accused of doing the unthinkable to her husband: trying to kill him while he was recovering from a surgical procedure. More>>
An Arizona animal shelter has a rather large cat on its hands. The cat named "Meatball" is temporarily staying in an office at the shelter because he's too large to fit into a standard kennel. More>>
This is it, Motley Crue fans. Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx talked to our Kevin McCarthy about their VERY LAST tour EVER-- and you can watch it all here. Don't say we didn't warn you: This is the uncensored version!
Justin Bieber has been charged with assault for allegedly hitting a Toronto limousine driver several times in the back of the head last month, the second arrest in a week for the baby-faced 19-year-old pop star. More>>
An employee of a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh was charged Wednesday with selling heroin in Happy Meals to customers using the coded request "I'd like to order a toy." More>>
The Winter Olympics are just days away, and as you probably know by now, there are security concerns. Some Maryland school kids are doing what they can to try to make sure the athletes are safe. But they need a little help delivering on their promise.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has never been shy about promoting himself as a tough-guy. Grimm's temperament is at the forefront again after he was caught on camera threatening a television news reporter. More>>
A new bra apparently cannot be opened without true love. A Japanese company designed the "True Love Tester Bra" that includes a lock.
It’s a FOX 5 follow up to a sad story that now has a happy ending. Someone stole a D.C. family's dog out of their home. It outraged many of our viewers and they fought back through social media. That dog has been reunited with his owner and an arrest has been made in the theft.
Anne Arundel County police say a Maryland man was arrested for burglary and theft at a Glen Burnie dollar store all because he wanted to charge his phone and eat some food. More>>
The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo. More>>
When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming. But a series of troubling incidents have put his innocent image at risk, and none more so than his arrest on DUI charges Thursday. More>>
Police in one northeastern Pennsylvania town really "liked" this Facebook post.
Michelle Obama is a big proponent of fitness. The Miami Heat are big fans of the photobombing craze.Combining the two seems like a hit. The first lady and some members of the Heat are starring together in a new video promoting fitness and healthy eating, part of Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" initiative. More>>
The city of San Francisco is being rescued from paying the cost of staging the "Batkid" fantasy that captured the nation's imagination. More>>
President Obama doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," he told "The New Yorker" magazine in an interview. More>>
A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman believed to be the first motorist in the country ticketed for driving while wearing a Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device. More>>
A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan because none of them knew how to drive a stick. More>>
Get ready to get a sky high view of the D.C. area from National Harbor. In May, the 175-foot-tall Ferris wheel known as The Capital Wheel will open, giving riders a chance to soar above the Potomac River for views of the Capitol, the White House, and beyond-- at a price tag of $15 million to build and $15 per ride. More>>
It doesn't matter if it's raining, snowing or even freezing. Nothing has stopped this one Chicago woman from running. More>>
A 29-year-old body builder was kicked out of his gym for wearing a swimsuit referred to as 'inappropriate.' He says that was sexist. More>>
An Ohio woman made fliers offering a case of beer and a pack of cigarettes as a reward for finding her lost dog — and it worked. More>>
A Connecticut man faces numerous drug charges after police say he posted a YouTube video of himself giving a tour of what he calls his marijuana garden. More>>
The NFL playoffs are responsible for what could be the shortest worship service ever.
Police in Fort Myers saw the dangers of texting and driving first-hand. An officer saw a car swerving and slowing down, so he turned on the dash cam and followed it. More>>
A Harley-Davidson motorcycle donated to Pope Francis last year and signed by him on its tank will be sold at auction in Paris to help raise funds for a soup kitchen and hostel for the homeless in Rome. More>>
When FOX 5 News showed Dr. Bernice King images of her father being used in club and event promotions, she shook her head in disbelief. More>>
Hilarious video shows a confused baby meeting her father's twin for the first time. More>>
A 7-year-old girl made a curious request for the scientists at Australia’s national science agency: she wanted them to make her a dragon. And what did they do? They actually delivered! More>>
Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign along Interstate 70. More>>
Tim Rutledge's eyelid had frozen shut. His voice was hoarse after competing for hours with bitter-cold wind and humming truck engines while screaming for help. He was losing consciousness, pinned under his rig in sub-zero temperatures at an Indiana truck stop.
What would you do if a total stranger on the street offered you free money? Would you take it? Or would you give it back if you knew the money could help save lives? That is the premise of an unusual fundraising drive called “The Giving Experiment.” More>>
Call it the case of the banana-eating bandit. Police in Connecticut say they're looking for a man who smashed his vehicle into a gas station in Newington, swiped a banana from a shelf and ate it before leaving early Wednesday morning. Nothing else was taken.
Throwing boiling water into the freezing cold air to watch it freeze is becoming a dangerous trend.
Just how cold is it in Kentucky? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in. More>>
A photo posted by a Detroit police officer making its way around Facebook serves as an inspiring example of determination and love through our recent patch of rough weather. More>>
How cold is it in D.C.? Cold enough for Tucker Barnes to do this: He dipped Steve Chenevey's t-shirt in warm water outside the FOX 5 studios, and five minutes later... it was frozen solid! More>>
The Winchester Police Department says a K-9 officer who broke his leg when he fell through a ceiling inside a home Friday night will need surgery. If you would like to donate to Kota's recovery, the Winchester Police Department is accepting donations. More>>
On this weekend day, there's a lot of track work on Metro, so waiting time between trains can be as long as 20 minutes.
Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina.
The Transportation Security Administration says a woman tried to bring a stun gun designed to look like a cellphone onto a plane at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. More>>
The search is apparently over for a woman who posted signs all over Old Town Alexandria searching for a mystery man who got away. The woman we know as Courtney tweeted Thursday afternoon that she has found Ben. More>>
Making a resolution to clean up your diet in 2014? Chew on this: A Seattle woman spent all of 2013 eating nothing but food from Starbucks.
In a bright pink running top and her dark brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, Courtney is getting ready for the New Year's Day "5K Resolution Run." On the top of her list for 2014? Find Ben. More>>
MedStar Washington Hospital Center says a woman gave birth to twins near midnight on New Year's, with one born in 2013 and the other born in 2014. More>>
James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died. More>>
A bulldozer mistakenly damaged dozens of graves at a Maryland veterans cemetery. Now the state's Secretary of Veterans Affairs is apologizing. More>>
Photobombing live shots is not a good idea. Especially when it's cold and slippery outside. Watch as a Red Wings fan finds out the hard way during Tuesday's Live at 11.
Shocking surveillance video shows a man gunned down at a Michigan convenience store, and to make matters worse, customers coming in and out the store ignore and step around the body. More>>
A pregnant Pennsylvania woman and registered nurse says her employer fired her for refusing to get a flu shot. More>>
Samsung says a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sale for about $150,000 in South Korea. More>>
A home security camera in southern Maryland caught a FedEx deliveryman tossing a package 20 feet onto a concrete porch. The homeowners complained to the company and posted the video online. The driver has been fired. More>>
A family in Florida received a big gift this Christmas: a new baby boy weighing in at more than 14 pounds! More>>
A big country star opened a huge, new restaurant last week in Woodbridge, Va. But a house rule for the new establishment is roiling some Virginians: no guns are allowed inside. More>>
A man dressed as Santa Claus was shot in the back with a pellet gun on Christmas Eve as he waved to children in his company’s annual toy giveaway. More>>
Over the course of the past year, thousands of stories have come and gone. Issues and events that are in the news one day, gone the next. But at FOX 5, we believe many of the people we meet and the stories they tell are worth another look. FOX 5 Reporter Beth Parker chose some of her favorite stories of 2013.
A public lesson in the power of social media after Justine Sacco, a former PR executive for an internet company called Interactive Corp, posted a Tweet over the weekend. The Tweet read, Going to Africa.
The Nutcracker ballet is now running at the Warner Theatre. FOX 5's own Sue Palka and Tucker Barnes had the honor of joining the cast for Friday night’s show! More>>
Each year, Baby Jesus figurines are stolen from nativity scenes across the country. Now, church owners are fighting back. More>>
State Police seized more than 1,250 individual bags of heroin during a traffic stop in western Massachusetts Friday. More>>
When it comes to phrases that annoy, it looks like it's "whatever" forever. More>>
The Nutcracker is in town and we decided to put FOX 5's own Sue Palka and Tucker Barnes into tutu's and have them join in on the performance this Friday. To get ready for their show, Sue and Tucker went to The Washington School of Ballet to get some instruction to prepare for their ballet debut.
Lots of families like to dress up for the holidays, but for this family of African penguins at South Korea's Everland amusement park, their signature tuxedos just weren't cutting it. More>>
Speeders, and other traffic violators, in Ranson, W.Va., are being presented an unusual choice this holiday season: fight the ticket, pay the fine, or buy a toy. If the accused motorist buys the toy, the ticket melts away.
Speeders, and other traffic violators, in Ranson, W.Va., are being presented an unusual choice this holiday season: fight the ticket, pay the fine, or buy a toy. If the accused motorist buys the toy, the ticket melts away.More>>
A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history. More>>
University of Maryland police say finals-week offerings left around a statue of the school's mascot, Testudo, caught fire overnight, but the bronze terrapin is unharmed. More>>
The National Zoo's giant panda cub Bao Bao will make her public debut Jan. 18 after her fans have watched her grow for months on the popular panda cams online. More>>
The numbers for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot were drawn Tuesday night. Now, the country waits to see if there's a winner of the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. More>>
She doesn't sell tickets. In fact, hardly anyone even knows it's there. But a Maryland woman is putting on quite a holiday show and it's all inside her house. You might say Renetta Zanco's love of Christmas has snowballed. She has a lot of Christmas trees. 277 trees to be exact.
A judge on Monday revoked Chris Brown's probation after his recent arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C., but the ruling will not alter the singer's requirements to complete rehab and community labor for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. More>>
Just when it seemed the scandal over the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial had run its course, a cousin and three friends say he was part of a mob that accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks. More>>
A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself. More>>
He may have a license to kill, but is he sober enough to shoot? British doctors who carefully read Ian Fleming's series of James Bond novels say the celebrated spy regularly drank more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol per week.
Officials at a Colorado school where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for kissing a girl dropped the term "sexual harassment" from the boy's record, instead calling the behavior misconduct after his parents and the principal met to discuss the issue. More>>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world leaders, outraging deaf people worldwide who said his signs amounted to gibberish. More>>
The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday. More>>
Talk about an airing of grievances. In protest of a Nativity scene at the Florida Capitol, Chaz Stevens has put up a Festivus pole with beer cans around it. Sound ridiculous? Stevens agrees, but he did drive about 450 miles from the Fort Lauderdale area just to put up the pole.
After Bob Carey's wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer, he began to take ridiculous photos of himself in a pink tutu. The idea was to get her to laugh. More>>
It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela. It would hardly have been noteworthy, except the men locking hands in Johannesburg were Barack Obama and Raul Castro. More>>
President Barack Obama has thrown the switch, bathing the National Christmas Tree in lights and giving an otherwise dreary day in the nation's capital a festive and seasonal spirit. More>>
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. More>>
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied allegations in newly released court documents that he offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack. More>>
Recordings of 911 calls from last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were released Wednesday, and they not only paint a picture of anguish and tension inside the building, they also show town dispatchers mobilizing help, reassuring callers and urging them to take cover. More>>
Burglars broke into a D.C. office at the Salvation Army and got away with close to $10,000. But the community has stepped up to the plate to help with surprise donations totaling up to $48,000. More>>
The big screen's most famous anchorman was in the nation's capital Tuesday evening as the Newseum hosted a special event with "Anchorman" star Will Ferrell. More>>
Prince George’s County police are looking for a suspect who wore all pink during a bank robbery in Landover. More>>
It’s common knowledge that St. Peter guards the pearly gates. But what many people might not know is Pope Francis used to guard the door at a bar in Argentina. That’s right: Pope Francis used to be a bar bouncer.
It’s common knowledge that St. Peter guards the pearly gates. But what many people might not know is Pope Francis used to guard the door at a bar in Argentina. That’s right: Pope Francis used to be a bar bouncer.More>>