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Crowds expected over weekend as cherry blossoms reach peak bloom Video included

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Washington's famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom Thursday, just in time to provide a colorful finale to the city's spring festival, the National Park Service said. Park officials had predicted the peak bloom would arrive between April 8 and April 12, and they bloomed on target. More>>

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in DC Video included

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Washington's famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom Thursday, just in time to provide a colorful finale to the city's spring festival, the National Park Service said. Park officials had predicted the peak bloom would arrive between April 8 and April 12, and they bloomed on target. Peak bloom means at least 70 percent of the trees around the Tidal Basin are blossoming with pink and white flowers. The Yoshino cherry trees usually bloom for seven t... More>>

PHOTOS: 2014 DC Cherry Blossoms

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The cherry blossoms are out in downtown D.C., and there's nothing like them!  Check out some of the best photos we've received from viewers, and from our FOX 5 crew here.  More>>

DC Cherry Blossom Guide: What you need to know in 2014! Video included

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Are you Cherry Blossom bound?  You should be! The National Cherry Blossom Festival is right in our backyard, and we've got all the details you need to know to make your visit the best ever. More>>

Cherry blossom trees coming into peak bloom Video included

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The beautiful cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin are coming into peak bloom. FOX 5 wants to see your cherry blossom pictures!
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Nearly 6000 parking tickets per day handed out during last year's Cherry Blossom Festival Video included

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If you're thinking about going to the Tidal Basin over the next few weeks to take in the Cherry Blossom Festival you may want to plan ahead when it comes to getting there. AAA Mid-Atlantic has issued a motorist alert for those planning to attend.
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Get all the info you need to know about the National Cherry Blossom Festival on their official website!  Click here for a link. More>>

National Park Service predicts DC cherry blossom peak bloom dates Video included

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Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday. More>>

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    Congressman's ad includes Soviet medals

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:38:06 GMT
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced after a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that appeared to feature Russian military medals.
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals. Rep. Scott Garrett's spokeswoman said in an emailed statement that the office was sorry an initial review did not catch the use of the stock photo. Maggie Seidel says the ad was produced by an outside vendor and is no longer running. The ad asked people to like Garrett's page to learn what he's doing to support veterans' benefits.
  • Torture video leads to kidnapping convictions

    Torture video leads to kidnapping convictions

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:00:26 GMT
    A jury shown the videotaped torture of a kidnapping victim has convicted the two men who held a man captive for 17 hours at a Buffalo home because they thought he was a police informant. Authorities say the two men kidnapped a 25-year-old crack addict they accused of being a snitch. Video from Dawson's cellphone shows a gun being shoved into the victim's mouth and the victim being forced to lick his own blood off the boot of a captor.
    A jury shown the videotaped torture of a kidnapping victim has convicted the two men who held a man captive for 17 hours at a Buffalo home because they thought he was a police informant. Authorities say the two men kidnapped a 25-year-old crack addict they accused of being a snitch. Video from Dawson's cellphone shows a gun being shoved into the victim's mouth and the victim being forced to lick his own blood off the boot of a captor.
  • 17,000 red light camera tickets dismissed

    17,000 red light camera tickets dismissed

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:39:23 GMT
    A technical glitch in a red light camera operating system means that some 17,000 motorists in New Jersey will not have to pay a fine for running red lights. Computer problems between May 28 and June 30 resulted in motorists not receiving notices of violations. New Jersey law requires that if a ticket hasn't been served within 90 days, it must be dismissed.
    A technical glitch in a red light camera operating system means that some 17,000 motorists in New Jersey will not have to pay a fine for running red lights. Computer problems between May 28 and June 30 resulted in motorists not receiving notices of violations. New Jersey law requires that if a ticket hasn't been served within 90 days, it must be dismissed.
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