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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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    Man convicted of murder in fatal sauce pan beating

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:48:41 GMT
    A man who claimed he was high on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man with a sauce pan has been found guilty of felony murder.
    A New Jersey man who said he was high on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man with a sauce pan has been convicted of murder.
  • Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:02 GMT
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    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:14:05 GMT
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
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