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tomorrow, it doesn't look like it's going to be able to accumulate. before it gets here temperatures get into the mid 40s. one of the thing where you see it and it's going to melt on the ground. that's disturbing to snow lovers. it may come down hard enough, the visibility might be a little bit of an impact. why we're making sure you know about this, it's the timing. it's probably going to occur around the evening rush hour and it's arctic air moving into town. so most of it is going to be melting. maybe the mountains will get several inches. there's a possibility that some spots north of the area can get a dusting on grass. it's going to move through quickly but that reduced visibility is a problem and big-time cold, maybe some refreeze afterwards. it's the front that will bring the snow squalls and showers through here and this is where we think there's a chance of a dusting. north eastern maryland, a few inches in the mountains where winter weather advisories are in effect.
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it's the first trace of snow we've seen and behind it it gets really cold tomorrow night and into wednesday. coldest air of the season. very windy, gusts over 30 miles per hour. so get ready for the cold. that's what you'll really be talking about. but if you do see those snow showers, take a picture and share them here on fox 5 on facebook and twitter. i'm going to show you the future cast that has a good picture of this thing and you'll get an idea of how fast and furious it's going to be. tony, back to you. >> thank you very much. six months after a dc fire lieutenant was charged with neglective duty in response to a choking toddler who died, fox 5 has learned he has not been disciplined and has chosen to retire. it's a development that's deeply angered the baby's father. paul wagner joins us with the exclusive details. >> reporter: two sources familiar with the process say lieutenant guy valentine put in his retirement papers around the
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holidays. he has not gone before an internal trial board. and no date has been set for one. just a few minutes ago a dc fire department spokesperson confirmed that he did file his papers in december and it looks as if he will be able to leave the department without facing any discipline at all. a fact that has infuriated the toddler's father. last march 18th in this house, 18 month old martin cuesta began choking on some grapes. calls were placed to 911 but it took nearly 11 minutes for help to arrive. in part because investigators say a lieutenant assigned to this station three blocks from the house heard the call go out but failed to respond. according to this report the lieutenant told investigators he didn't respond because dispatchers didn't put his engine on the call and he was uven aware the house was just clee blocks away.
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today more than 10 months after loosing his son, jose cuesta sat in his attorney's office. >> extremely upset, i'm very disappointed that the lack of responsibility and accountability. that he can get away with this without any proper disciplinary action sickens me. >> reporter: according to the report, the lieutenant's engine was not placed on the call because a new communication just like this one lost contact with the 911 center which did not know that the engine and an ambulance were in the station in service and ready to respond. despite that, the lieutenant was charged because investigators say he heard the call go out and failed to respond. >> wanted mr. valentine to know that i think of him every single day. because he could have saved my
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son. just doing his job. he was three blocks away from my home. three blocks away. he heard the alarm, the emergency. and he decided not to leave. that contributed to the death of my son. so i think of him every single day. >> reporter: last year the dc city council passed the firefighter retirement while under disciplinary investigation act which would prevent firefighters from retiring under certain circumstances and under others, fine them up to $500,000. it's unclear what if any discipline lieutenant valentine may receive now that he has decided to retire. in another twist to this story, mr. cuesta and his attorney are still in the dark -- on life support university hospital and
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later died. >> i feel there is no transparency. >> so just a few minutes ago we got the statement from the dc fire department and it says, quoting now. at this time the department cannot take action against a member who resigns and retires while under disciplinary investigation because regulations have not been adopted. implementation of the law was contingent and the law required be adopted by may 11th of this year. the department has failed to adopt the required regulations. paul wagner, fox 5 local news. >> an historic settlement between the baltimore housing authority and several women who say maintenance workers demanded sex from them in exchange for making repairs on their homes. at least 19 women will receive part of a settlement. that's reportedly the largest sum reached in a fair housing lawsuit. a criminal investigation by the
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city state's attorney's office is still ongoing. >> it's a surprise that no one wants to find in their home. a snake. but after the spotting the creature in his mother's home, one man's first move was to call the police. then he decided i've got to fox 5 this. fox 5's alexandra limon has more on how a prince george's county police officer stepped in to help and why troy fleet reached out to us. >> reporter: a prince george's county police officer stepped up to the plate to catch a home intruder in this oxon hill neighborhood. but it wasn't the type of intruder you would think. >> i've got to fox 5 this. >> reporter: sunday evening troy discovered a black snake on the hall way floor of his mother's apartment. >> it kind of freaked me out so i didn't know what to do so immediately i called the police. >> reporter: the police said the job was really for animal control, but officer logan who has been with the department for three years showed up and took
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matters into his own hands. literally. >> the next thing you know he came in there with jokes, asking me are you all scared of snakes? you didn't have pet snakes or nothing like that? >> reporter: troy admits he had a hard time sleeping after the close encounter with the serpent. so he says he has one good takeaway from the experience. >> a lot of cops been getting a bad rap and this cop took his time out to come, get a snake out of the residence. all cops ain't bad. >> reporter: troy says he saw our report about the dc police officer playing basketball with some dc artists. that's why this encounter also stood out to him as a positive interaction with police that he wanted to share. so he decided to reach out and fox 5 this. reporting in oxon hill, alexandra limon, fox 5 local news. >> we're glad he decided to fox 5 this. >> i like that expression. he's created something. now to a fox 5 follow-up.
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we told you about a suspected case of animal cruelty at a home in rockville. last week the animal services division seized 66 dogs from a house. those dogs have been cared for at a shelter. now some of them are ready dpor adoption. take a look at them. we caught up with one woman who adopted one of the dogs over the weekend. >> i've been looking for a puppy or a dog. and the one that i had picked was already going home to somebody. so they called me up and said that they thought they found the right dog and here she is! i'm so excited. she's beautiful. >> oh, she's so precious. >> police tonight are still investigating the rockville homeowner who had the dogs. there's no word yet if any charges will be filed. but i'm sure glad to hear that people are going to adopt those dogs. >> all dogs want to do is have fun and be loved and love you.
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adopt a dog if you can. straight ahead tonight at 6:00. the condition of a philadelphia police officer ambushed in the name of terror is improving. plus growing concerns over copycat attacks. >> also coming up tonight, mark zuckerberg, of course you know him the founder of facebook, he's getting some flack all because of this picture. we'll explain ahead tonight. >> now's your chance. $1.4 billion is up for grabs. yes, billion. that where the powerball stands at now. disappointed you didn't win this weekend? don't be. lottery officials say the new prize is the world's largest ever. good luck to you.
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the state court of appeals delayed the trial of officer cesar goodson. he was to be the second baltimore officer to stand trial in gray's death. at issue here is whether officer william porter can be forced to testify at officer goodson's trial. officer goodson was driving the police van that transported freddie gray. he is facing second degree murder charges. because he was driving the van he had the greatest responsibility in protecting gray's welfare. if convicted he could face up to 30 years in prison. the court is trying to decide if the prosecution can ask to retry officer porter first, that's the trial that already ended in a mistrial or move forward without porter's testimony. a decision is expected in the next ten days. >> police in philadelphia are investigating a tip that members of a radical group are looking to harm officers. this comes following the ambush of a patrolman in his cruiser last week. the fbi also continues to investigate whether the suspect in that attack has ties to isis.
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30-year-old edward archer has been charged in the case. right now none of the counts are for terrorism. the officer is in critical but stable condition after suffering a broken left arm and nerve damage. actor sean penn is dpasing backlash for his secret visit with el chapo guzman. last week the drug pin was recaptured six months after escaping from prison. >> mexico has begun the process of extraditing him to the united states. the cartel is accused of smuggling drugs into the u.s. sean penn says he has nothing to hide. >> there are people saying maybe he should be concerned because if that's how they found out about it through him and he says look, i'm not going into hiding. i'm good. >> yeah. well, we'll see. it's an odd situation to me.
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>> very odd situation. well, it was fun while it lasted. the hometown team made it to the playoffs but they didn't quite push out a win. still ahead tonight, the message that rg3 left behind after he cleaned out his locker today. >> and one of the most iconic homes in america is reportedly up for sale. the playboy mansion is on the market. >> have you ever been there? >> this is the one in california. >> before you get your checkbook out, there are several strings attached. whoever purchases the property would have to allow hugh hefner to live in the mansion until he passes away. also pro expectative buyers can tour the grounds but won't be allowed in hefner's bedroom. that would be new. the price tag is north of $200 million. why not anyone else.
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. >> you remember jane fonda workout -- they were actually vhs tapes. they could have sclojly harmful messages. >> here's the deal. researchers studied 10 popular exercise dvds. they found statements like say hello to your sexy six pack and you should be dying right now. researchers say those kinds of phrases focus on outcomes and encourage social comparisons. so you at home who might be trying to look like the people in the video, you're looking at them and you're like i'm never going to get there. >> they're using it as encouragement. >> it's not encouragement. maybe you're as a result are seeing what you can never
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attain. >> we're going to become an increasingly weak species if we keep up with this. mark zuckerberg took a stand in favor of vaccines. >> take a look at the picture. you decide. max is two months old. doctor's visit, time for vaccines. the photo upset some people and sparked and fierce debate over the theory that vaccines cause autism. however most of the 82,000 comments were in support of the billionaire tech giant. >> very cute girl. >> yes, very cute. millennials are changing the travel landscape. >> this is very interesting. they are taking more trips that combine business and leisure. the trend is called bleisure travel. more opportunities for shareable experiences on social media. also some airlines are upgrading
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seats to include storage for laptops and tablets. >> it probably cost you. >> and they're offering ports to charge your phones in seats. that is a good thing. >> they're good, but you've got to pay for them. hopefully not, but you're right. >> let's talk about the weather. the big snow word was mentioned. >> yes, but with a little "s," right? >> very little, absolutely. this is going to be the first time that we've seen anything come through. where actually we've broken a record for the longest dc has ever gone without any trace of snow. so tomorrow we should be able to break that record but i don't think it's going to have an easy time sticking i wanted to show you temperatures average 43 we'll probably get up to 46 degrees tomorrow. the front comes through with those snow showers right around the rush hour and we drop rapidly behind it. anything that's wet could be black ice if the wind doesn't do a number on it and the wind might be a big story too.
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we drop to 32 on wednesday, thursday 45 and friday 48 degrees. that should be the coldest temperature we've seen so far this season. that wednesday 32 and it's going to come with wind chills into the single digits and teens. it's a clipper system. the clipper itself is going to pass up through the great lakes it's the front 2458 come through our area and while we'll warm up a little bit ahead of it relatively speaking, that's good for the roads because everything will be melting that falls. by the way i think some of you will see lane changing over to a snow shower. a squall is more significant can't because it blows around with the wind. 36 degrees is where our temperature is right now but just to give you an idea of the cold that's coming, buffalo is 18, minneapolis 6, this is the arctic blast that's going to be moving into our area for a brief
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visit. we think 46 degrees, beyond that we should be able to get back into the 40s. the wind chill tomorrow evening, as early as 5:00 down to 34 degrees, by 6:0031, you can see 7:00, 8:00 down into the 20s, by 9:00, 16 degrees. so it's going to get really cold fast once this boundary comes through. in terms of accumulation, i know a lot of you would like to see more, and i will tell you this. future cast goes back and forth between seeing a dusting in some areas to seeing nothing able to accumulate because of the temperature. so this just updated a minute ago with the latest run and it gives a lot of the maryland area a dusting. i'm not sure i'm buying that at any rate it would just be on grass. accumulation, a few inches possible in the mountains and that will be more significant can't. last thing i want to show you here is by 3:00 tomorrow afternoon, maybe buses are rolling and you're wondering about it, i think it will be a mix of rain and snow showers at 3:00 and i'm going to pause again at 7:00 and you can see a
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few more snow showers during the tail part of the evening rush hour. we're going to watch those bridges and overpasses. by 8:00 it's over on the eastern shore and by 11:00 it's blustery and cold. temperatures are going to really drop. tomorrow morning not too bad. by 6:00 you can see we're down into the 30s in many areas but back into the 20s and by 7:00 a.m. on wednesday, we've got teens out there. let's wrap it up with your fox 5 accu weather 7-day forecast. back to 45 by the time we get to thursday, late showers friday that could linger into saturday. saturday's temperature a 50. riding the roller coaster here and the holiday on monday, 38 degrees is what we're thinking for then. but otherwise we'll keep our fingers crossed as we possibly get our first measurable snow tomorrow and i'm only talking about a trace.
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tony? >> it's a little bit odd. robert griffin iii and other redskins players cleaned out their lockers this morning following their loss to the green bay packers yesterday. but griffin left something behind. he left a taped message on his locker. he refused to talk to fox 5 while we were there. other team players are pretty optimistic about the team's future. >> got to come back ready for next year and be better. >> griffin was once thought to be the team's franchise quarterback but was replaced this year by kirk cousins who of course led the redskins to the playoffs. most feel griffin is not expected to return to the team. certainly wish him the best and hope he does catch on with another team. i hope they manage him better and he gets a fresh start and succeeds. >> if you want to see what that note says go to our facebook page. the other player that i'm interested to see if he will show up again is alfred morris. i kept saying what happened.
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and roll hall of fame in 1996. he was one of the most iconic and influential rock stars of all time. he leaves behind his model wife iman and two children. david bowie was 69 years old. >> young americans is one of my favorite songs. >> i like one of the more commercial ones "let's dance." i liked ziggy. >> i loved ziggy. [mother] yeah but this neighborhood,i feel like
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>> today on "tmz" -- harvey: the best thing at the golden globes last night as far as i'm concerned, cuba gooding jr. he's really drunk. >> they're like, how do you feel about sty stallone just winning best supporting actor. >> i love black people! >> then he makes a u-turn. comes back. [laughter] >> not so much with white people! >> ricky gervais had a hilarious moment with mel gibson last night at the golden globes. >> [bleep], [bleep]. >> mel gibson says, ask the guy who said it. it wasn't me. >> you heard all of the tapes of mel gibson when he went into the crazed rants. >> oksana said he wanted to kidnap me at the camp and take me to the desert and break my kneecaps. >> there wasn't a public outcry for that. weird.

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