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was flawed. >> it is well understood now that hair analysis can only tell you so much. karen: -- >> and when mr. perrot was convicted the fbi expert who testified at his trial overstated what the limits of science are now understood to be. karen perrot was 17-years-old : when he was arrested, and has always maintained his innocence. his past appeals have failed even though the now-deceased victim told police her attacker was clean shaven unlike perrot. but perrot' s new legal team says the flawed hair analysis was key to overcoming other problems with his conviction. >> it is a horrific crime. it is also horrific to think about being sent to jail as a teenager and spending the rest of your life in jail for a horrific crime that you did not commit. karen perrot' s attorneys plan to : ask a judge to release him on bail.
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s order. perrot' s is one of hundreds of cases found to have flawed hair evidence according to the fbi audit. karen anderson, newscenter 5. ed: also breaking tonight a , driver killed in this freak accident on 128. a tire flying off a pickup truck on the southbound side of the highway smashing into a car on the northbound side. newscenter 5' s reid lamberty is live at the scene with more on the victim and the young woman who was driving the pick-up truck. reid: we know at this hour that state police are still trying to notify the victims family. we know only about him that he is from lexington. you said it best, this was a freak accident. it does not happen often three when it does, it often has deadly results. this is a new video that we want to show you of the car involved. we got it at a local hotel lot. the impact was devastating. a tire squarely hitting the front windshield, caving in, and look at the roof. it is peeled back like i can.
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tire fell, somehow, the tire dislodged from the rear driver' s side axle. the driver of the car was killed by that tire. that was after 1:00 p.m. today. the car was traveling in the northbound lane of 128. the pickup truck traveling in the southbound lane, after falling off of the trucks tire bounced on the concrete barrier. initially, had one car before smashing into a second car, fatally injuring the driver, that tire ended up about a quarter of a mile away in the woods. again, no positive id on the of family which is still happening by state police. lexington. we also have not heard of there any charges that will be filed, but we have heard that the 19 year old driver, a girl, driving on her way to school. live in lexington, remember. heather: tonight, police in worcester are calling the death of a man hit by a freight train suspicious.
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ramos of worcester was lying on the tracks under the lincoln street overpass sunday night when he was struck. >> when investigators got on the scene, and evidence at the scene, at this point, they again, nothing is ruled out. heather: investigators are waiting for autopsy results. they say the csx freight train did have surveillance cameras onboard, which may offer some clues. ed: here are some of the other re following right unsealed tomorrow in the s case. they could shed light on both the crime and the trial. among the items expected, will be the fbi interview of dzokhar tsarnaev. there are thousands of pages of documents including search warrants and photos. some of the information was used in court, but there is likely to be material that was never introduced as well. ed: the stubborn fire at the
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after it started. a crane was brought in this morning to help crews. the fire was burning in duct work more than 100 feet underground, reducing visibility and making it difficult to contain. sky 5 over a water main break snarling traffic in a busy section of waltham. the break was first reported before noon in the area of 36 river street. the area is still closed off. heather: right now a show of support for the family of a local marine killed in a helicopter crash off hawaii. newscenter 5' s jack harper is live in hingham with how the community is coming together. jack: no question about that, as you look behind me, we' re at the library. this is an idea of what the orlando family is going to see when they come through town. we were told a few minutes ago that they are about 15 minutes away, actually, coming down through 93 passing quincy. have a state police escort. the police of the escort up as
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they will see signs and flags as soon as they get into town. >> it' s tough, you hear about it happening far away and then all of the sudden it hits home. jack: for chris orlando the starz restaurant was a hangout. friends are there for him again this evening, and for his family. >> we love them very much and so does the committee. hopefully will be a good turnout and it will give linda, rich denna and joey a little closure when they return home. jack the family comes home after : a trip to hawaii where christopher and the 11 other marines lost in the helicopter collision were honored. they come home without him. >> i have a son who will go into the service. next year.
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i don' t want to think about it. it must be unimaginable. jack: the family has been asking for their privacy. the town is respecting that, wanting to do something, and this is the show support that they will see as they come to your town and head back to home. we will have it for you. it is on the borderline. in about 12-50 minutes out. back to you. heather: an investigation is now underway into a donald trump campaign sign that was set on fire. paul gratta, a long time republican activist, found someone overnight tried to torch his donald trump sign in front of his construction business. a stunned gratta said after decades of posting political signs, he can' t believe it' s come to this. political observers say it' s more evidence of how high emotions are running this election year. >> i think the nature of this campaign, and the players in the campaign, have elicited the kind of anger in the electorate that'
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transforming itself into this kind of behavior. heather: whoever did it has not been caught. hull police have turned the investigation of the sign burning over to the state fire marshall. ed: your economy, framingham-based staples is reportedly laying off hundreds of workers. forbes magazine reports its part of a move to streamline the company. the layoffs reportedly affect senior and junior employees. the news made staples one of the most actively traded local stocks today. it closed up a fraction. emc was also up. boston scientific slipped a bit. it was a good day for the markets overall. the dow climbed 280. the nasdaq gained 49. the s and p 500 was up 26. some unusual news out of apple tonight. the company says it is bracing for its first drop in sales in 13 years. apple sold a record number of iphones in the last quarter of 2015 and it says sales for the start of 2016 are not on pace to
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heather: character actor abe vigoda has died. he was best known for playing detective phil fish on the 70' s sitcom barney miller and then got his own spin-off. he also played doomed mafia soldier sal tessio in the godfather. in 1982, people magazine mistakenly referred to him as the late abe vigoda. that became a running joke for the actor as he continued to work into his 80' s. his family says he died of old age. abe vigoda was 94. ed: he was 34 years old when the first stories of his death started popping up. heather: they had to actually verify on several accounts that this is actually true. 94 years old. if you' re in overdrive are going to fast? slamming on the brakes? ed: how the right service -- ride service will be able to find out.
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re watching newscenter 5 at 7:00. ed: uber is taking new steps to keep riders safe, by cracking down on speeding. the company will be using smartphones to record data, and compare it with any rider complaints. that way they can tell drivers to slow down or they can stop false complaints from dragging down a driver' s rating. uber says the program will also help cut down on distracted driving, by tracking which drivers are constantly moving their phones around. heather: you get your blood pressure checked. your cholesterol tested. now doctors say there' s something else you should be screened for regularly, depression. new at 7, newscenter 5' s john atwater explains the reasons for this new recommendation for all adults. and why it' s especially important for pregnant women and new moms. >> what are their names? john: 3-year-old rose and 6-year-old hadia love playtime with their mom but after giving birth to both her daughters, jamie zahlaway belsito felt something was off. >> anxiety issues, ocd, inability to sleep. john she was feeling symptoms of : postpartum depression, but at
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to get the help she needed. >> i felt helpless navigating hurdles on my own under complete duress. john: -- >> about 1 in 8 women will suffer depression either during pregnancy are postpartum. john the statistics are alarming : which has prompted a government advisory group to recommend women now get screened for depression during and after pregnancy. dr. nicole smith is a maternal fetal medicine specialist at brigham and womens. >> untreated depression has cognitive behavioral impact on babies in utero as well as children in the home. this is a recomendation for all moms, whether it be iowa, whether beat texas. john already at the brigham, : women are screened by answering a series of questions. >> how often have you felt bothered feeling bad about yourself? john but jamie has been working : tirelessly with lawmakers here and in washington to expand screening across the country. and this recommendation validates a fight she' s waged
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>> it really opens the door of i can exhale. this is actually an issue. now let' s have a conversation about how do we propel this conversation forward. john john atwater, wcvb, : newscenter 5. heather: i' m so glad that she is speaking out. i ask he suffered from postpartum depression, too. it is awful. you need to get help and people need to ask the right questions. so that you know what you are experiencing is something significant. ed: absolutely. heather: what a difference a year makes. this is what it looked like last year in worcester the blizzard of 2015 dumping almost 3 feet of snow. ed: more than two feet in boston. it was the first big snow of the season. we hadn' t seen much before then. and you know what happened in february. harvey: once we turned it on, we cannot turn it off. right now, you may have been
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boston hit 51. a number of places in 50 or more. the storm a year ago today in boston made the top 10 list at number six. 24.6 inches of snow. it is only the first of four major ones. many others with all of that cold that was relentless. 45, a rather pleasant january evening. southwesterly breeze, at 70 miles per hour. the normal cold spots are not cold. it is in the 40' s and pittsburgh in nashua. ali down to that bird -- new bedford, plymouth. a mild evening under way. boston will stay mild through the night. temperatures above freezing, even early tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, low 40' s. a chillier air mass. the breeze will be a little gusty. it will be about eight or 10 degrees cooler than today. some clouds around and there could be a shower early on the cape. the front comes through and that we should have some increasing amounts of sunshine. that is your story for tomorrow. we move ahead to thursday and
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shape up as a go out in time. let' s jump ahead to friday. thursday will be a day that starts actually, it will moderate a little bit to about 39. it is late thursday night in early friday morning that we have to watch. a storm in the ocean. the bulk of it will stay out at sea, but there an upper-level disturbance that may link up to some extent. if it does, it will give us a time frame for snow or flurries either late thursday night or during part of the day on friday. i cannot rule out that there can be a smaller relation of sunspots the right now, that is not the way i' m thinking here i will continue to follow that just in case things change. will he go beyond that, we have saturday which can have a flurry across vermont, new hampshire, maine. a high of about 39. it turns mild again for sunday and on monday. looking at the temperature outlook for the next 6-10 days, look at that. above average for the eastern half of the country. kind of the way was in december and below in the west.
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concerned, during that timeframe, there is a chance it would be above average. that is based on the chance that we could get some significant precipitation around the middle of next week. if i look beyond the 10 days, it seems like all the temperatures will want to come back at that time. there is a kind of medium and long rage look so to speak. as for tomorrow, figure it to be eight or 10 degrees cooler than today. temperatures a touch above average into saturday. a starting next week. at 11:00. heather: breaking news and peabody were the das office is investigating two deaths. the bodies were found at 11 winter street. peabody. if a report tonight on newscenter 5 at 11:00. minute drill. lynchie: this sunday the pro bowl will be held in honolulu hawaii. seven patriots were selected to
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, decided to pass and you know , what? i can' t blame them. a pro football season is a grind and to fly home from denver and then pack and fly to hawaii can seem unreasonable to teams that make it this deep into the playoffs. 86 players were voted to the pro bowl so far 36 have backed out , either for injuries or personal reasons. one of the reasons it makes it tough for some is that a few years ago the nfl changed the date from the week after the super bowl to the week before the super bowl. let the players relax and exhale for a week. watch the super bowl, spend some time with the family then maybe it may seem more appealing than it does when you' re dealing with the disappointment of an abrupt ending to your season. moving the date is an idea that hasn' t worked. this year it eliminates 14 players that are in the super bowl. change it back to the week after the super bowl may increase participation but at this point most players, like matthew slater have other priorites husband. that' s more import into -- than
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lynchie: in addition to an all expense paid week in honolulu members of the winning team last year received members of the $53,000. losing team were paid $46,000. ed: that' s nothing to sneeze at. why not eliminated altogether? >> it' s a great marketing tool. i figure it to go another week because -- heather: matthew slater has his priorities right. >> they are there at 7:00 in the morning and late afternoons and amos concert performances. heather: nice to see. how a little girl brought some
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>> gives career advice to a little girl. heather: mansfield police department posted is picture to the facebook page today saying that they stopped by with a babysitter and asked if she could speak with us because she wants to be a police officer when she grows up. they said thank you for visiting, you made our day. how cute is that? i hope to see her on the force one day. ed: she could be the chief. heather: a look at the store so be falling all night when we come back. ed: going to break, a reminder, good news that is happening in your house or committee, sent this video or pictures of people making a difference and doing good in the community and share
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ll be following for you all night when we come back. ron the scene as the committee fallen marine. family. ed: this story was broken earlier at 7:00. a man serving a life sentence has been granted a new trial. over questions about the evidence that sent him to prison tonight. bernie sanders is taking a brief break from the is for a good reason. we would tell you what has just been added to his busy schedule. ed: the coffee health myth has been debunked. the new discovery an impact on your health. tonight on newscenter 5 at 11:00
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harvey: we would all have a lot of problems. we do not have any problems immediately. that is not in the cards. we are going to have another warm up around sunday and monday. and even that tomorrow will be cooler, it will not be called by january standards. not bad. heather: 54. no indication of more snow? harvey: that' s true. ed: she is dreaming of the
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