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working and that's helped me cope. >> reporter: her death remains a mystery. she was shot as the 62-year-old advertising sales woman was on a walk last august 30th. >> we're looking for closure like anybody would but it's not easy. >> reporter: they get regular updates on the investigation but so far all leads have turned out. tips come in but she's still looking for anyone who can identify a pickup seen in the area of the murder. neither the driver nor the truck have ever been identified. >> it's my genuine hope that we'll be able to tell this family one day that we do have
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spokeswoman accountable. >> reporter: he hopes the public will come through with anything they might have heard no matter how minor. >> it could be the thing that makes everything else make sense. >> a memorial will be held thursday evening at brookside congregational church in manchester. out of newton, a 17-year- old was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a car. the teenager was riding a bike in the dunkley streets. the driver stopped and the teenager has been taken to children's hospital. we have a crew on the way to the scene and we'll bring you new information as we get it. the man accused of stockpiling weapons in his home hat restraining orders out against him. we looked into his background,
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five months ago saying he forced his way into their home and threatened their son with a knife. a cafe damaged when an out of control truck smashed through it will open tomorrow. a quincy man hit the square cafe injuring two people inside. both of them have been released from the hospital. and the driver is facing several traffic a dangerous situation in pitfield. firefighters say the flammable products helped the fire spread awfully fast. the chief says the fire is suspicious because the building had no electricity. no one was hurt. as election day approaches, voters seem to be disliking the two major party candidates more and more. jon keller has been taking a
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and john, a downward trend at this point in the race is unusual. >> it's really unusual. normally, we see approval ratings hold steady or improve as the campaign wears on. not this time. even four years ago after a race thought to be the nastiest ever. both president obama and mitt romney improved their favorability. on august 4th days after the ratings of the summer. now the gap has doubled. and it's been an even worse slide for donald trump. after the republican convention he was a dozen points under water and now a whopping 26 points. one new poll shows voters have a higher opinion of public bathrooms than donald trump. and i'm sure the campaign is not flushed with success.
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>> there's a lot of reasons. millions of dollars of attack ads on trump have not helped his image. and his unwise fight with the gold star parents to his wobble on immigration policy. all of a sudden, the free media coverage is more poisonous than promotional. and on the defensive is not a great look for trump. and it doesn't play clinton either. summer headlines about her e- mails and the clinton foundation have not improved her dismal trust numbers which lag well behind trump and that's a problem without a short term answer. and both of these campaigns have got to be looking for answers. a third of voters don't like either of them. that's unprecedented. >> it will be the battle of who is disliked less.
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a big rally. and franklin graham, the son of billy graham came to boston to challenge christians to live and demonstrate christian principles. he did not endorse trump or clinton. for a few hours this morning, an intersection was shut down and the shop just appeared. it was a test permanent plaza in that area might be successful. in busy downtown boston, it's the hustle and bustle of the city we're used to seeing. >> along franklin street and downtown crossing, a place to pull up a seat. >> this gives people a chance to sort of pause. >> the city is pouring something into the pop-up
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traffic is at its peak and parking at a minimum. >> the chances of getting a parking space here are nil to none unless you're here at 5:00 in the morning. >> we can see out here today that the traffic is moving pretty freely. >> reporter: amid the bikes, the buses, and the pedestrians, this is a glimpse of what the area could look like. it would take private and city fundinto used for something else, not just parked cars. >> and opinions are welcome. >> i don't think this part of franklin ever gets that crowded with vehicular traffic so it's not a bad place to do this. >> and more testing to be done on whether a pop-up is coming to a busy street corner near you. nicole jacobs.
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pop-up shops. >> refinance your morning? >> why extra income from one popular source could hurt you. and new hope for brain cancer patients, the vaccine generating a lot of excitement. and searching for big papi in a maze filled with corn. and keeping a close eye on the tropics. the latest track is farther west and includes parts of headed coming up. barbara moussette: kelly came through for me and my husband,
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we fell behind on our bills, and we needed our tax refund to catch up... ...but hackers had stolen it. we were the victims of identity theft. i was terrified - we faced losing our home. we reached out to kelly ayotte. she didn't know us at all, but she went to the irs and she fought for us. thanks to kelly, we got our refund and we kept our home. kelly ayotte: i'm kelly ayotte
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on the money watch, four major airlines fined for not paying their passengers -- you -- everything they're owed. any time you're kicked off a flight that's overbooked or if your luggage is lost or damaged, the airline owes you
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southwest airlines have not been giving passengers accurate information. the fines range from 35 to $45,000. if you list your home on air b and b -- some banks are considering the homes to be rental properties which tend to be riskier. and sometimes the refinancing rate is higher. we have an easy way to donate to charity without opening your walt. target is giving away $10,000 to the charity of your choice. you go to the website, select a nonprofit you want to support, like the make a wish foundation or spca and then click. apple is expected to unveil the iphone 7 on september 7th. some tech experts predict it
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and they think the headphone jack will be gone and you'll have a new color choice -- blue. and they're getting rid of the headphone jack so you have to buy an adapter at their store. a consumer scam is making a bit of a comeback. >> hackers don't always have to break into our computers. sometimes we let them in. >> reporter: she was on >> this pop-up came up and said it was from microsoft. >> her computer immediately froze and the pop-up directed her to call the number on the screen to fix it. >> reporter: he was from microsoft and needed to get inside the computer. >> she decided to give him access. >> he was moving my mouse around. i no longer had control.
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expert says it's an old scam back in a big way. in the past two years, microsoft has heard from 175,000 customers complaining about tech support scams. the con artists often ask for payment to fix your computer. >> at that point they have your credit card, expiration date and home address. >> reporter: they also pose as tech support for apple. and there are ways to protect yourself. never call a pop-up. and never give a stranger access to your computer. and update antivirus programs and your software. the man on the phone asked if she did banking. >> bingo, a lightbulb just hit me, what have i done? >> she immediately hung up and now thinks twice when she sees a pop-up. there's a potential
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against the zika virus. >> coming up the drugs that could stop the virus. and a very personal rescue. a fire chief owes his life to the heroes he works with every day. the incredible story of how they saved him -- all new at
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believe it or not. this is august incolorado springs. several inches of pea-sized hail fell during a strong storm there. plow trucks had to come in to remove it. they had to bring in the plow trucks. and there were flooding in the area with some of the current so strong that cars were moved. >> you only get hail in the summertime.
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accumulated and eventually -- it melts pretty quickly. >> it would met fast around here. >> if you wanted the cool weather this august, you have to go out rockies to the mississippi. we'll smash the record for the warmest august in boston. this is the subject of a blog post. and looking forward to a fall preview and a spoiler alert. it looks warm heading to september and october this autumn. and it's warm but not too bad. 70s to low 80s. the dew points are in the 50s. and you'll notice that the humidity is starting to rise. and you'll notice by the time you wake up tomorrow morning and head out the door. >> we'll see a couple of passing clouds overnight. and temperatures will stay milder than last evening with the rising humidity.
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and tomorrow morning, muggy when you walk out the door. and we're ending a record warm month. we'll make a run at 90 before the day is done. if we touch 90 degrees in boston that would be the 21st time in the year. highs generally 85 to 90 for tomorrow. that southwesterly winds and the increasing humidity. and yes, another beach day if you want it will be cloudier and highs will be warm. 82 to 88. and then tomorrow night. a chance for rainfall. a little bit of intrigue as well. if a shower moves over logan airport before midnight it won't be the driest summer on record. and also a lot of cloud cover on thursday, more of an unsettled feel as we head through the day. and temperatures will stay
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and notice the 20% on sunday. that has to do with the tropics. we're watching tropical depression number 9. and it's a little disorganized and looks more impressive than it has. it's moving across the gulf of mexico slowly. the big bend of florida and there's a hurricane watch out there. and florida has not been hit by a hurricane in 11 years. it's been an exceptionally long strength before it comes on shore. and towards the weekend, the track takes it off the east coast. and then it's going to start stalling out and trying to move towards us. and the timing would be late sunday to monday. the biggest question is how a big ridge of high pressure is going to evolve. the slower it moves, the better odds are that it would come into new england. this will slow down and be offshore. and then it may start to move back to the coastline late
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a lot of uncertainty and there's a chance it could stay offshore. we'll be keeping a close eye on what the system decides to do. a cooler trend for friday, saturday and sunday. and then as we head to late sunday and monday we'll be keeping a close eye on where the system ends up. what we'd like is a weak tropical system that gives us a bunch of rain but not much wind. >> we're hoping for best. >> eric, thank you very progress in the fight against the zika virus. three existing drugs used to treat cancer, hepatitis c, and parasitic infections could counter-the effects of zika. the experimental results were dramatic. they don't know if the drugs can encounter act the birth
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chronic fatigue syndrome. they found a characteristic in patient's blood that is similar to a state of hibernation. tonight a spark of hope for the patients dealing with a devastating balance cancer diagnosis. a vaccine in clinical trials could be the key to a cure. dr.mallika marshall has a closer look. >> i'm so lucky. i feel very lucky. >> reporter: believe that margaret cruz could feel lucky when she's had brain cancer. >> the prognosis is not good. and we were looking for some hope. and the vaccine is that hope. >> that vaccine is why she feels so lucky. she's one of 15 people enrolled in phase two of a clinical
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promising of the leads that we've had over the years. >> reporter: the vaccine is considered a next generation treatment for brain cancer, designed to stimulate a patient's own immune system to hunt down the tumor cells and kill them. >> we wanted to target a protein important to brain tumor cells and cancer cells and we looked at one which is overexpressed. it's a flag, like come target me. >> one patient has survived four years and doctors are cautiously optimistic. >> this is something that has given me much more hope than anything i worked on in the past. >> the greatest feeling ever to see something we've created in the lab, to actually treat a patient and give them a greater quality of life and some hope. >> and that's what they've
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experience, you know, and hopefully, help other people. >> the trial will take a few more years to complete before doctors will know whether the vaccine is better than current treatment options. i'm dr. mallika marshall, wbz news. honoring a red sox great. >> david ortiz's unmistakable image in a local maze. what big papi thinks about the corn creation. and all new at 6:00. you've got mail, don't, depending on what your front stairs look like if you live in winchester. the letter that's delivering up controversy. and why the u.s. postal service is doing it. and the legend 06 wessie the snake -- the 10-foot creature is not a python after
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how about this? paying homage to big way. >> it carved a large corn maze -- in a local field. the tribute is titled the big papi maze. ortiz attended the opening event today. >> it's an honor to be here. it's a very beautiful corn field. i think -- i love corn by the way. >> the big papi maze in
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open through the fall. and maybe if they build it, he will stay. >> they should get that parking lotting shot of him disappearing into the corn. >> you should have said this is amazing. the news at 6:00 starts now. they're hispanic and they're black and they are from lowell and lawrence, massachusetts. >> just when you thought it couldn't get worse, maine's governor taking aim at massachusetts, blaming us for the drug problem tropics and one could make a pass at new england. a fire chief needed rescuing of his own. when he went into cardiac arrest, his fellow firefighters didn't hesitate to help. sending a message -- you won't get mail if you don't fix your front railing. live from the channel 4 studios in boston, this has wbz news at 6:00.
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we have breaking news in wakefield. state police say an 18-year-old has been stabbed with a golf shaft in a fight near the break hart reservation. three men were involved. the 18 has been airlifted to a boston hospital in serious condition. we'll continue to follow this breaking story. and in newton, a 17-year-old was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car. the teenager was riding a bike in dunkley streets. the teenager has been taken to children's hospital. and we have a crew on the way to the scene. also breaking tonight, an uber driver, under arrest, accused of robbing a woman he was supposed to pick up. >> in this case, the suspect's lawyer says the story is all
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christina-- >> reporter: he's employed as an uber driver, but according to the district attorney, the alleged victim didn't use the ride share app to hire him. she called him directly. uber, the very mention of the word in a courtroom touches a nerve after a string of problems involving drivers for popular ride >> wilson breek -- he had driven her before. this time he came in to use the bathroom. >> she was on her bed and the defendant stated sorry, i'm going to have to take this. she then indicated that he grabbed her handbag and a bag of medicine she had sitting on the bed. >> she was not at the woman's home in connection with work as an uber driver. and she invited him in.


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