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jc: we begin with breaking news, a man and woman found dead outside a home in ashby. good evening. i'm jc monohan. ben: and i'm ben simmoneau. sky 5 over the scene as investigators are just beginning their work to figure out what happened. newscenter 5's diane cho is at the breaking news desk. diane? diane: we are now learning that a man and woman were found dead outside of an ashby home this afternoon. this is happening in a rural area off watatic mountain road in northern middlesex county. a spokesperson for the police department is saying authorities do not believe there is a danger to the public and they aot this time. in video from sky 5 we could see the bodies located on either side of the front door on the lawn. authorities were called out to the home just before 2:00 this afternoon, but the circumstances surrounding what happened are still unclear. >> it is a dead-end road, essentially. it is blocked off. there's not supposed to be traffic up there.
houses on that side. diane: authorities are at the scene trying to figure out what unfolded. police do not believe there is a danger to the public and are not searching for suspects at this time. back to you. jc: dan, thanks. david bienick is on scene. he joins us on the phone. david: we just saw an ashby police officer who left the sc what you have seen -- and what they've seen. there is no word of a search or a suspect. we did see them bringing in a large light. they are processing the investigation until after dark. jc: we heard from one of the neighbors and i know this is a
our neighbors concerned? david: neighbors are wondering what is going on. some of them have been asking us what is going on. one neighbor says it has been a relatively quiet neighborhood until recently. one neighbor said there has been a rash of break-ins from drug addicts. jc: thank you. ben: a live look from the boston city cam this looks pretty nice. blue skies. elsewhere across the region it is coming down right now. mike: depending on where you're at. you got one. ben: i got one. it lasted about a minute. it was in needham. mike: that is the nature of these. you don't get much out of it. you see this moving toward the outer cape.
would be infamous and about 37 minutes. behind it, there is not much going on. look what is left behind. nothing but clearer skies. humidity has been very high. humidity will be dropping behind these downpours. we will talk about how much that is dropping off and what you can expect this weekend coming up. jc? jc: this is considered a hate crime. juli mcdonald is in salem. juli: right about the time of the newspaper box was blown up, surveillance video shows a group and a pedestrian walking on the other side of the street. police are hoping people like that driver or passerby might have information that leads them to a suspect.
after 1 a.m. a group of about 7 placed explosives in the rainbow times newspaper box. unfortunately, not the first incident for the lgbtq publication. >> someone had urinated in there, dumped a bunch of carcass shells, chicken and crab and a lot of rotted garbage. juli: salem investigators are calling this week's incident a hate crime. and now the state fire marshal is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. time until somebody speaks up and says hey, i saw something or what not. we have a lot of people looking for the perpetrators who committed this act of hate. this rainbow banner was unveiled -- juli: as the investigation continues, salem leaders and lgbtq advocates are sending a strong message. this rainbow banner was unveiled over washington street friday morning. >> we have had such an outcry of community support. people have been contacting us about subscribing to the paper,
officer distribution locations. -- offer more distribution locations. juli: you will notice behind me, the newspaper stand is not there anymore. sunday at 7 p.m. there is going to be an unveiling of a new "rainbow times" newspaper box. the public is invited to attend that unveiling. juli mcdonald, wcvb newscenter 5 . ben: the fda wants all u.s. blood banks to start screening for the zika virus. that's a major expansion. until now, zika screening has only been done in areas with active zika transmission. such as puerto rico and two countines in florida. florida's governor gave an update on the zika fight in that state earlier today, and here he is. governor scott: our county health apartment's agresti state have been -- health department
together well to try to make sure we do not have an expansion of the local transmission of zika. ben: governor scott met with business owners and tourist officials today to discuss the impact ceca is having on the lucrative tourist industry in florida. maria: -- jc: the governor of maine facing new criticism for threatening a fellow politician. governor paul lepage admits to leaving the expletive-filled voicemail that has now been made public. maine's republican governor, paul lepage, once again defending himself , this time after leaving a profanity laced voicemail message for a democratic legislator he claims called him a racist. governor lepage i want you to : prove that i'm a racist. i've spent my life helping black people and you little son of a-, socialist -- you -- i need you to -- i want you to record this and make it public because i am after you. thank you.
there later telling reporters, i wish it were 1825, and we would have a duel, saying he would point his gun right between state representative drew gattine's eyes. representative get scene: -- representative gattine: it sounded like somebody who was capable of injuring me and violence. i'm going to be careful. governor lepage them being called a racist. jc: it is yet another controversy for the lepage who faced backlash in january for this comment, -- comment -- governor lepage: these are guys that are named 'd-money, smoothie, shifty, ' these type of guys that come from connecticut and new york, they come up here, they sell their heroin and they go back home. incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave. jc: and now these latest comments sparking calls for his resignation.
just blunt and blustery talk this can be read as a direct threat against a member of the legislature. jc: governor lepage did issue an apology, saying he meant no physical harm to the representative. representative gattine meanwhile, denies ever calling , lepage a racist. ben: new at 5:00, boston police are ramping up protection for this weekend's caribbean carnival parade to avoid what happened 2 years ago. 26-year-old dawnn jaffier was killed by what police say was gang crossfire during the 2014 festival. this year, police are increasing anything similar from happening again, -- again. >> we will have officers across the city. we just want to make sure nobody gets hurt. ben: two murder suspects are awaiting trial for the 2014 jaffier murder. jc: the search is on for a killer after two nuns are found dead in their home in mississippi. one of them has strong ties to massachusetts. newscenter 5's sera congi reports from stoneham, where one
she was so good to them. reporter: sister paula merrill, praised for her work where she served patients, a calling she followed when leaving her hometown of stoneham in the early 1980's. >> she and sister margaret went so far above and beyond anything that could be expected. reporter: mississippi home thursday morning. their car a mile away. >> it's hard to believe this happened to such a wonderful woman. reporter: her family in stoneham is turning to face for guidance. >> i don't understand why the things happened. i have talked to him -- him -- and i said, i don't know what your plan was. i don't know i agreed with it,
reporter: the investigators do not have any leaves or suspects in the case. sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. ben: new details in the case of that is faith. ok new details in the case of a , new hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a classmate on campus. new filings from the victim's lawsuit against st. paul's school show that parents of other students paid $100,000 for owen labrie's defense team. the lawsuit claims the school attempted to rally its well-connected members against the victim. the school denies that accusation. melrose police are warning city residents about a new scam. it works like this, a caller claiming to work for microsoft tells a homeowner that his or her computer has a virus and needs repair. hundreds of dollars are charged and lost forever. a melrose resident says she received several calls like this recently. the police chief says any unsolicited calls like this are fake and should be ignored, and then reported to the police. jc: making sure sailing is an
and recreation offers a special adaptive sailing program. you can see the special equipment available to help kids with special needs get into the boats. energy and environmental affairs secretary matthew beaton visited today to check out how it works. and bring attention to the dcr's universal access program. ben: that is awesome. all right, a day off the campaign trail for both presidential candidates, but you can't stop politics in a -- this election. jc: with the new focus on reaching minority voters, by both campaigns. ben: a car in flames, the man inside desperate to free himself as the police rush in to help. the scary moments caught on camera. jc: coming up at 5:30, how the excitement surrounding a game or concert at a stadium could be covering up a risk to your health. ben: plus, a nicu makeover. that is neonatal intensive care unit -- the impact private rooms can have on some of the tiniest babies being cared for in boston. friday night. let's check first alert traffic.
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ben: commitment 2016 now, the republican and democratic nominees taking a break from the campaign trail today, and a rest from the recent barrage of personal attacks. tim kaine, the democratic vp pick, warned against the nasty tone on the trail, if you start -- on the trail. senator kaine if you start : dividing people up against one another, blame game, name calling, then all of a sudden you find that you can't solve your problems because you're not lettinth that it can be. ben: the last few days, hillary clinton and donald trump have been competing for minority voters and trying to paint the other is more racist. tsarnaev hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes. ms. clinton: this is someone who retweets white supremacists
by the name white-genocide-tm. ben: trump has been actively trying to fight back against the xenophobic narrative, this week changing his language around immigration. tsarnaev you can't take 11 million at one time and just say boom, you're gone. ben: trump even proposed a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants. but at the same time the trump campaign added a build the wall t-shirt to their online store. >> president obama and his team is determined to live up to and that is why over the course of this year you have seen a steady pace of preparations already underway. ben: the clinton campaign also announcing today that president obama will soon campaign for clinton in pennsylvania and vice president joe biden will do the same in ohio. both are crucial swing states. jc: a french court has overturned the so-called burkini ban on french beaches. these head-to-toe cover ups are worn by many muslim women on the beach. the decision comes after outrage over some women being forced to
legal precedent for the 30 or so french resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees. ben: a bizarre and rather frightening security breach involving a plane and a pickup truck. police say man stole an airport pickup truck -- that is it in white -- and drove it into a jetliner parked at a gate. the incident began a few minutes earlier when the man, who was screaming that someone was trying to kill him, ran onto the runway, found a truck with the keys in it and began driving, >> one of our officers cut him off. he turned around and came back. he drove under the jet bridge and ran ahead into the nose gear of a southwest flight parked a gate 17. ben: the suspect, strapped to a gurney and still screaming, was taken away for evaluation. a pilot and flight attendant suffered minor injuries when the truck hit the plane.
downpours and we found a few. this video from route 24 and avon. no fun to drive in. mike: you would like about three days of a nice gentle rain. that would be awesome. but it's not going to happen. jc: timing is everything. mike: you'll get a decent weekend out of this one. the showers and avon have moved toward the cape. there's not much left to them. just a s you could be driving along, get into another downpour, and absolutely nothing back in the blue sky. we were showing a building. as we head down toward the falmouth area, we're seeing a fuel -- a few very light scattered showers.
toward falmouth. you might get another chance for scattered showers. 9:00, it may be over nantucket. if you sprinkles. inland, skies are clearing. tonight, humidity is going to drop off a little bit. look at that, blue sky. clouds earlier. humidity was much higher. the humidity has started to drop. i know it is still sticky. it's dropping a little bit. mark. when's out of the west-northwest. that will be ushering in, very slowly, the dry air. overnight lows 64 to 68. a little cooler than what was last night. tomorrow, sunny, a less humid day than today. a sea breeze setting up. if you're right at the shoreline, 80 degrees. inland, temperatures in the upper 80's.
spectacular. temperatures right around 80 degrees. be careful. you will burn very, very quickly. high tide, this is good news if you are headed to the beach. if you are out there at noon, a low tide. one or two systems we are talking about. invest 99 a few moments ago -- let's focus on you see the swirls associated with this one? they are below hurricane strength. it is a tropical storm at this point. moving off to the northwest at 17. that would give you concern along the east coast. not in this case. look what is going to happen. you're going to hang a right hand turn and stay over the open atlantic. this is where it will be sitting on wednesday. it may get to category tube of
. unless you are near the water. inland, 80 to 86 degrees seems likely. with the chance of thunderstorms. this may happen late sunday night and a new batch develops monday afternoon. it is not a washout. just today where we see more scattered showers, perhaps a rumble of thunder. after that, kind of muggy on tuesday. decidedly cooler in lower humidity as well. ben? ben: all right, wank, thank you. the new hampshire cruise ship that ran aground has been freed. yesterday the mv mount sunapee 2 got jammed on water intake pipes used for snow making at the nearby mount sunapee ski area. 58 passengers and two crew members were transferred to another boat. this morning divers put air bags below the boat and the vessel
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here in from my house. this car is going to blow up, i believe, man. emily take a listen to the : frantic call for help that officer dan whitney raced to answer at 3 a.m. as he runs to the burning suv in athens, georgia on may 15, it looks like a ball of flames, and all he has is small fire extinguisher. then he sees 21-year-old passenger carlos lopez -escareno, who looks seriously hurt, and is trying to crawl out of a small rear window. the door is jammed. >> crawl back in. emily: officer whitney tries another rear door, then the trunk and then starts in again , on the rear window where the 21-year-old is still stuck. >> get back in. come on, man! can you go back in? emily: whitney manages to pull
shaking the body camera that's still recording the dramatic moment. >> dan whitney is one of our outstanding officers and quite honestly, it's just a regular day for him. emily: emily riemer, wcvb newscenter 5. jc: can you imagine that is a regular day for you question m? ben: the verdict for a new hampshireot
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>> from boston's news leader, this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 5:30. ben: breaking news at 5:30: a deadly crime scene right now in ashby. a man and woman have been found dead outside a home. jc: police have been on the scene since 2:00 this afternoon. they say there is no threat to the public and officers are not looking for suspects. we will have more on that story, but right now we want to turn to the weather. although there have been a few showers, not enough. ben: no. mike: we can take a poll around the studio and say who got rain, who didn't? i got one. i had to drive through it.
is. go to the cape. the area, made kate, outer her cape, falling apart. one i am watching, it can hold together if it can get over to falmouth. falmouth, you have a storm going on now. they fall apart. they happen, they move on through. what is behind it? not much. are pushing these offshore. look at the clear skies. one good thing about this forecast -- it would the -- it would be better if we had rain, but the humidity will be dropping. 78 degrees for a high temperature. it will finally drop off. but with crystal-clear skies, not a bad evening headed our way. i will have details on our weekend forecast.