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are heaviest on route 2 could be an inch or two per hour. also into -- 1 to 2 inches per hour. very tropical, soupy air. and the good news is the rotation that we had on the downpour earlier on has started to weaken. so that tornado risk going down a little bit. i heard from -- said he saw a funnel. didn't touch the ground but st atmosphere we had. that downpour has weakened and lighter rainfall is moving off to the east. we'll keep an eye on the storms that try to creep out of connecticut through the course of tonight. taking a look at the storm reports. one in holden was broadly rotating at this time. back at 5:10 this evening. and the humidity, dew points have spiked. warm fronts to the north. and they'll stay in the 70s
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expected. we're watching storms off to the west. and as they track to new england. a decent chance that they'll survive the trip as we head into the overnight. as we head towards midnight. we'll be watching some of the downpours starting to move back to the area. heaviest across northern new england and some will move after midnight and tomorrow morning. we could start the day with a quick shower and then we start to dry out. a humid morng comfortable afternoon. and don't forget for weather updates download the cbs boston weather app. live radar, hour-by-hour conditions, and video forecasts right to your phone or tablet. a trial date is set in aaron hernandez's double murder trial. let'geli martin. >> february 13th is when the trial will begin. he'll face charges that he
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after an altercation in the club and then killed them in a drive by-shooting. hernandez has hired a new legal team headed by jose byes. and he told the judge he needed time to catch upon the case. at the hearing, he got the name of the client wrong. >> jose baez on rodriguez. if i may make a correction. my mind is still employed and my client is aaron hernandez, not aaron rodriguez. >> the two laughed about it. and he apologized to the judge. but it does highlight the job he has to try to catch up on a case in which the state has a
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a suspect in gardner. line lafreney was making threats at a supermarket and he took off when police responded. he took off in a car and crashed it while trying to turn around. and he ran into the woods and police finally caught up with him. a somber showing as family and friends gathers to vanessa marcotte was killed and her body was discovered a half mile from her mother's home. neighbors looking at the funeral procession showed support for the faget through t with the least amount of pain but i know that's not going to happen. >> police have more than 600 tips in the search for the
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information. if you have something that could help police. the number is on the screen. and you can remain anonymous. boston police are searching for a gunman. after midnight. a 15-year-old boy was hit three times as he was sitting in a car. the mayor says the area has been a source of trouble. and he's looking to make improvements there. the teenager had surgery at boston medical center doctors expect him to make a full recovery. a tractor-trailer overturned near peabody. the truck dumped trash all over the side of the road. no one was injured and police are looking for the cause. state health officials have announced the first human case of west nile virus in massachusetts. it's a middlesex county woman in her 70s.
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to figure out where she contracted the virus. last year to put this in perspective. there were 10 human cases of west nile in massachusetts and this is the first this year. more troubling news about the water in our children's schools. >> officials have found unacceptable levels of lead in the water of seven more schools. christina hager is live in brighten tonight. >> school officials will when they return in several weeks. these troubling new lead results turned up as a result of the water policy. the fountains are being shut off. no water coming from the drinking fountain in jeremiah brook high school. in the bathroom, signs tell people not to drink the sink
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tommy chang send this letter to the school community saying seven schools in six school buildings had at least one water fountain with lead concentrations that exceeded the federal action levels of 15 parts per billion. not only jeremiah burke but the stem academy. also and boston latin. all schools where the water tested safe in the spring. and according to a statement boston public schools sent us. new results indicate higher levels, likely due to testing conditions in the summer that did not reflect typical fountain usage in the school year. >> and these schools were not the only ones tested. the water in 30 buildings
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deemed safe. and now the superintendent says boston school officials are looking at a permanent fix so this won't continue to happen. christina hager, wbz news, back to you. sticking with the schools, new information about the upgraded version of the m cat exam for kids in grades three through eight. students will take the new version of the exam in the spring. it's computer based with a 10th graders will continue to take the current test. all students will be taking the new test by 2019. a special tribute given to a hometown hero missing for half a century. could we be in for >> porte practiced this morning and
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no severe thunderstorm warnings in effect right now. we're tracking heavy rainfall and a chance for the another round overnight. we'll have the timeline coming
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ticks are out in mass. so check yourself, your kids, and your pets anytime you've been outdoors. check everywhere -- in your hair, under your arms, and between your toes. if you find a tick, remove it as soon as you can. use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick close to the skin. use firm, even pressure pulling straight up, without twisting or turning. then clean the bite area and your hands with soap and water. some tick bites can make you sick. so if you start to feel ill or notice a rash near the bite,
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a hero's welcome home decades in the make, and it's all thanks to one family member who wouldn't give up. >> after dying as a prisoner of wa this local hero home. paul burton has more on today's touching tribute. >> it's never too late to say goodbye and thank you to someone who gave so much. his goodbye has taken 65 years. >> he deserves this honor. >> corporal sparks a korean war prisoner died. his nephew members the day he
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>> yes, he was going away. >> 50 years later on his father's death bed. he made a promise to his dad held find his uncle's remains. he called around, researched and never gave up. >> i got books on the korean war, the regimental histories. >> two months ago thanks to the u.s. army and dna evidence, his body was found gravesite. >> such overwhelming joy that i couldn't speak. 65 years after falling in the service of his country. eleven years after my dad asking me to find him, we found him. >> a motorcade rolled past the old home where a wreath was laid on the coffin. >> i'm happy to get my brother home. >> it's been a long time. >> and we're going to lay him
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ceremony including a childhood friend and war vet. >> we called him sparky because his name was sparks. playing on the playground with us. >> somebody wanted me to see ron. because 50 years later. i'd be taking him home. >> he'd be buried in everett, next to his parents. i'm paul burton, wbz news. >> it doesn't it always matters. >> so much emotion for the family and that great gentleman that brought him home. it's been a bit of a wild night. >> it's starting to quiet down a little bit. we've had rotating storms out there so far today which was one of the concerns going in that there would be a lot of rotation in the atmosphere.
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it's a small piece that s it's can sometimes give birth to a tornado. and in this case, it not. and a funnel was spotted but it didn't touch the ground. the good news is we did not end up with any of the damage. taking a look at the radar. this is the one downpour that we're keeping a close eye on. heavy rainfall in the lowell carlisle, tewksbury, wilmington, and right on boston road we have the heaviest of the downpours. and rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. and no lightning, just pure tropical rain that's coming down. you know about the extreme drought area. that goes back to '99. where is the downpour going,
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and the good news is we had thunderstorms over the past few days, so making a little bit of a dent. >> the downpours have been strange today. why are they rotating? why are we talking tornadoes? there's been no lightning really? >> the warm front has been moving through. and usually there's a lo we had no instability, very little. so no lightning or hail, just a chance for tornadoes. we look to the west and we have thunderstorms moving across pennsylvania and new york state. and we'll be tracking those in the overnight. so looking at these moving to the east. by 6:00 in the hudson valley. and moving into eastern new york. by 9:00 getting into western massachusetts and connecticut. and i think most of our opportunity for overnight showers and thunderstorms will
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morning. likely not widespread severe weather but a chance for beneficial rain. and you might get woken up by thunder and lightning. temperatures in the 70s and dew points in the 70s. it's going to be muggy when you go to work tomorrow morning but we'll dry out. from northwest to southeast. the winds will turn around and we'll bring in the drier air. starting to feel it at lunch. and by evening, much drier. it's going to take the whole day. ex a we're well up in the 80s, but it gets comfortable as the day it's just warm temperatures. and the averis80. as we head to the tail end of august. and in terms of rainfall. not many chances. an early morning shower possible tomorrow. and that's about it when it comes to rain. heading to gillette stadium. partly cloudy skies and looks
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80s at kickoff. and we would like more rainfall but not a lot of opportunities here. looks like the next best chance is on monday. it's a chance for the locally heavy rain. and you know how these things go. some years you could sneeze and get storms all over e year, it' to generate widespread rain. we have to hash out one more thing. >> the farmers almanac they are saying above normal amounts of snow which takes us back to two winters ago where it was horrific, setting records. >> i believe it was something like you will not feel your extremities for two years. >> it's a wonderfully
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gardening and celestial viewing. but outlooks are not their thing. >> what did they say about the snowmageddon year. >> last year they said frigid and snowy and it was the warmest in the entire united states. everyone was warm. and this year is looking warmer than average in the northeast. >> if you ever -- this is something i learned in television. if you want to upset farmers almanac and punxsutawney phil. when you move, you pack up everything. but this family in nantucket wanted to take the entire house. police tweeted out this picture as they transported the home to its new location. not something you see every day. >> justin timberlake going from superstar to wedding crasher. he was spotted at a resort
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the bride posted the picture to her facebook page. patriots training camp continues. >> and everyone wants to know the latest with rob gronkowski. >> thank you very much. yesterday was malcolm butler getting kicked out of practice because of fighting. and today brian stork should have taken notes. he got the second afternoon of joint practices between the pats and the bears, and this is like ground hog day. rob gronkowski was not in attendance. it's still being reported that his injury is minor. >> tempers flare a little bit but that's football. and we just got to keep working hard. >> coach belichick believes the joint practices have improved the pass defense. >> >> and the schemes are a little
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what new orleans does and what chicago does, it's a little bit different than what we do which is -- we have to -- from a scream standpoint. >> former patriot and -- akiem hicks brought a lot of heat to the joint sessions. he was with the pats for a short time. and he says that time were extremely beneficial. >> i have a great deal of respect for this organization and how i was brought in. at the beginning and how they got me acclimated. the organization of the team is something that every team in the nfl is emulate. >> wednesday the final day that practice is open to the public. thank you very much. remember, wbz is the place to be for the pats preseason game number 2 on thursday. pats and bears, kickoff at
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all here on wbz. after a quick win yesterday in cleveland, sox are back at it in baltimore. eduardo rodriguez on the mound. how about david ortiz? let me tell you something about david ortiz. he said the red sox should bring in he wasn't fined or punished in any way nor should he have been. jimmy -- became a free agent last night. multiple reports say he and his agents began meeting with various nhl teams today. he's expected to make a decision by the end of the week. the pats and bears will
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that's the story, back to you. the cbs evening news is coming up at 6:30. >> and scott pelley joins us live with a preview. >> david and kate, great to be with you in boston. you have to see these pictures of the california fires to believe them. hundreds of people lost their homes and thousands have been evacuated. we'll have that story and the historic flooding in louisiana where authorities now say 10 people have lost live reports from both locations and the rest of the world news, all coming up on the cbs about 10 minutes. >> we'll be watching. what is that strange object
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massachusetts public charter schools are among the best
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are public, and we have longer school days with more personal attention. we have a proven record of helping students in underperforming areas succeed. announcer: question 2 will expand charter school access and result in more funding for public education. every parent should be able to choose the public school that's best for their child. announcer: vote yes on question 2.
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you may have noticed something strange floating. >> there are red and white
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top. we checked and found this is part of a temporary art display at the museum of fine arts. and it's a reference to irish folklore. it will be on display through the end of october.
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four hundred million dollars. that's how much charter schools will drain from massachusetts public schools this year. four hundred million siphoned from local districts that desperately need it. four hundred million that won't fund more science and technology, arts or preschool, counseling, or smaller class si
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let's improve public schools for all students, not just a select few.
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hopefully, we're quiting down a little bit. >> no warnings and no rotating storms which we have inn -- rain very much needed. we have the rain without the severe. and >> how is the rest of the week looking. >> a chance for a little more rain. and humid tomorrow morning. and then we dry out and more upper 80s around 90. >> nice weekend. >> looking dry and falmouth road race. right now it looks pretty comfortable actually. >> thanks for all your hard work. and thank you for watching.
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11:00. have a great night. captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: fire and flood. as firefighters risk their lives in california, police arrest an arsonist. and the the death toll rises in the louisiana flood. >> this is my entire life that i worked my entire life, just wa >> pelley: also tonight, the runaway cost of epipens is forcing patients to choose. >> it could mean life or death. >> pelley: we'll remember john mclaughlin, who raise the the decibels of debate. and "drop and give me 22." the great push-up challenge, putting muscle into saving the lives of veterans. >> 22 push-ups, here we go.

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