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that suspension. heather: chelsea police responding to a double stabbing near the train tracks at spruce and everett avenue. two victims have critical injuries. police say the incident involved high school students. ed: we are now seeing the chilling video shot by the wife of the man shot and killed by charlotte police. in it, you can hear police yelling drop the gun, and the victim's wife pleading with officers to not shoot her husband. an attorney for the family says the video does not prove whether heather: mike wankum is joining us. it's going to start feeling like fall this weekend? mike: it is. look at the high temperatures heading into the weekend and the first part of next week. we are going to pay for these warm temperatures. things are going to be below average. before we get there, we will have rain showers tonight. we are done with the clouds. if you look to the north, look at this band of showers. this is an indication that will
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us a chance for rain later tonight. if you are out, i don't think it will be a big issue. as far as the rain is concerned, i would say around 10:00, 11:00 tonight we will have showers. we will have much needed rain. more on the timeline in a few moments. heather: the mbta is now considering body cameras for transit police. newscenter 5's sera congi looks at why the t police superintendent thinks it's a good idea. patrolling the hub transit system could start wearing body cameras. more and more officers around the country are wearing cameras to improve accountability and transparency. in light of heightened tension over police shootings. a statement says that transit police will be discussing the topic with the mbta manager, the fiscal control board, and the police unions before making final decisions.
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controversial in a pilot program with boston police. after no volunteers step forward, the commissioner assigned body cameras to 100 officers. >> we have nothing to hide. this is only going to show how difficult our job is. >> there are a lot of unanswered questions to this day. sera: the judge sided with the department the authority to order officers to where the cameras rid the pilot is expected to last six months. at this point, no timeline has been set for what will happen with transit police. at south station, sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. heather: now that they're wearing body cameras, boston police may soon wear name tags as well. police commissioner bill evans says many other big-city police departments outfit their officers with name tags, and boston should as well. evans says the tags would improve the police department's image. but a police union spokesman says they could endanger
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ed: let's take you to new hampshire now where they're getting ready to auction off what's left of the former rockingham park racing track. rockingham park was new england's first racing track opening 110 years ago. last month, the park was closed. there are about 1800 items, spanning a century's worth of horse racing, that will go up for sale starting tomorrow. the doors were open all day today for people to see what's for sale. bidding starts tomorrow morning. heather: boston's school superintendent is promising to restore library access to thousands of students. the herald reports 73 schools do not even have a library. and most schools that do have them only have part-time librarians. the school committee just approved a 5 year plan for library services at the city's 126 schools. that plan calls for the addition of 15 libraries by may. a disappointing year for harvard's endowment. the largest university endowment
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fiscal year. the fund is now valued at $35.7 billion. this is the endowment's worst performance since 2009, when it lost about in investments $11 billion following the financial crisis. ed: look at the traffic -- going into town looks pretty good, these a combined rail. leaving town, a little slow. let's go around the area. there is read in a number of places. are tracking one minute longer. bolster actions on the pike are slow. 128 is not too bad. a little slow in to wellesley. the pike is horrible. really. 495 is so -- is slow at this morning.
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museum for african american history and culture. ed: we take you to the nation's capital for a sneak peek with the reverend jesse jackson. and -- >> what they will do is they will add water and make it look like they're painting balloons.
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es to get the help they need. doug griffin: we don't want courtney to be remembered for her substance abuse, but rather for her struggle to achieve recovery. pam griffin: kelly believes recovery is possible.
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>> you are watching news center 5:30 p.m. ed: tonight, the white house is investigating a possible leak of first lady michelle obama's for scheduling official trips. the breach included a scan of the first lady's passport. the group called d.c. leaks later posted what looks like the image of her passport online. a celebration in the nation's capital. this weekend marks the grand opening of the smithsonian's national museum of african-american history and culture. heather: it features thousands of artifacts from slavery to modern day it's been more than a century in the making. and our nikole killion got a
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>> there you are. reporter: reverend jesse jackson does not only see himself in his new museum -- do you remember that? but so many others. >> rosa parks, dr. martin luther king. so many i know who paid the cyprian -- the supreme price. reporter: reverend jackson allowed me to go along as he went through the exhibitfo one ain't tribute to african-american athletes such as jackie robinson. >> today it is happening. you see the protesting of injustice. reporter: a protest that continues. >> we must go even further. we are free, but not equal. amazingly, we are not bitter. it is an opportunity.
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opportunity the civil rights pioneer says he is grateful to have right now. >> this is a community that is alive today to see the fulfillment of so many dreams. that is powerful. reporter: keeping hope alive for the next generation. in washington, nikole killion reporting. ed: i want to get going. outrage in a maryland community tonight. heather: this happens after video surfaces of police pepper spraying and arresting a teenager. the questions being raised right now. ed: caught on camera, two people rescued as their car sinks in rising floodwaters.
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heather: police video shows an officer in maryland pepper-spraying a 15-yea girl who refused to cooperate after her bicycle hit a car. stephanie ramos reports, the body-camera video was released after an attorney for the girl's family expressed outrage, accusing the officers of aggression from the get-go. stephanie: this morning, police in maryland are standing by this woman with a 15-year-old rope, handcuffed and pepper spray in a police car. police releasing this footage captured on their body cam, showing how likely the situation
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stephanie: officers approached the the girl after she ran her bike into a car. >> yeah, we are calling your parents. stephanie: she starts riding her bike again but an officer wraps her and places her in handcuffs. >> why? >> what ration with an investigation. >> i was confused. says she was disoriented and scared. >> put your feet in or you will be sprayed. stephanie: that is exactly what happened. she says a total of four times. the hagerstown police department insists officers only sprayed her once and say her being unquiet operative change the dynamic of the situation. >> our goal has always been, if we were to have her information
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parents, we clearly would have had them be there and we would have adjudicated that right then. stephanie: the girl did calm down at the police station where she was charged as a juvenile with assault and disorderly conduct. stephanie ramos, washington. ed: two people stranded on top of their car. that is a car rooftop. this is northeast england. volunteer rescuers found the pair on an embankment in northumberland and managed to pull them onto the raft safely. ed: that's right. it looks like they are in the middle of an ocean. heather: can you imagine how much flooding there had to be for that? mike: yeah, yeah. a lot of water over there. we have not seen any water over here. we may get rain tonight. we could certainly use it. we have a band of to the north. there is much colder air on this side of it. we see this line right through there and that looks like it
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that's great news. tonight, you may run into scattered showers. that line will push on through. everyone should get a few raindrops through this at least. you will wake up with gray skies. maybe a few showers and then look what happens to the afternoon. the skies clear away near talking about lots of sunshine. it will be much different than today. we started in the 60's and climbed up to eg temperatures pretty much there. let me show you what the temperatures are at right now. you see cooler air trying to filter in. 82 degrees. this is really warm stuff for this time of year. you look over the city right now, a lot of holes in the cloud cover. i have been watching this number
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moisture in the air and more of an opportunity for scattered showers in the overnight hours. low temperatures will drop off. what will happen is, tomorrow these temperatures will not climb. what about those high temperatures tomorrow. there they are. mid-sixties, upper 60's at best. one or two of us might get closer to mark. you start to look at the fall foliage. it is way early for that. i do think this year, with all of the dry weather we have, these will change earlier than in the past. it will be a quick changeover. mid-october is what we expected
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weekend. it looks spectacular until you walk outside and think, oh, it is kind of chili. we have a frontal boundary. it starts to push forward. before that, we have monday morning with scattered frost. mainly out to the berkshires. notice the first three days how cool we are. the 30's. then on monday morning. patchy fog. typically for the first freeze of the year, it does not happen in boston until november. it is way early to be happening. the western part of the state sometimes you do get a hard freeze.
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. tuesday we have another chance of scattered showers. the front to the west may give us another round of scattered rain. so, a little bit warmer temperatures for next week's forecast. this week's forecast. this weekend will be nice and cool out there. ed: at&t has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine for unauthorized operations of fixed wireless stations. the fcc announced the company agreed to pay the fine today ending a lengthy government investigation. four-year-period, at&t operated many point-to-point microwave stations throughout the country at variance with its licenses. marriott international is now the largest hotel company in the world. thanks to its $12.2 billion purchase of starwood hotels and resorts. the deal gives the new marriott 30 brands with more than 5,700 hotels. that amounts to 1.1 million rooms in more than 110 countries. heather: mcdonald's plans to begin testing on a breakfast
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the tulsa, oklahoma area will try out the breakfast happy meal. amazing they have that many mcdonald's there, isn't it? the new options include two mcgriddles or a new egg and cheese mcmuffin. if the try-out is successful, the all-day breakfast offering could be rolled out nationally next year. ed: i will even reckless any time of day. morning, noon, night. when i get home at midnight prison walls tonight. heather: finding out how a drug meant to treat addiction has become the inmates' drug of choice. ed: newest 6:00, salem is best known for its 17th century witch trials, but as of today it is also home to the satanic temple's international headquarters. what neighbors are saying. plus --
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this is the most since we have been tracking it. heather: 19 overdoses in 10 days in quincy. why the spike is no surprise. ed: one man's ongoing mission to honor a fallen friend. heather: and only on five tonight -- delivery by drone. a front row seat to the first commercial delivery test for ups in the bay state.
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i'm a public school teacher in massachusetts, and i've reviewed question 2. it will make public education even stronger, because question 2 would allow more access to public charter schools, so parents have more choices for their kids' education, and public charter schools don't take funds away from public education. in fact, question 2 will result in more funding for education in massachusetts.
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heather: you behind bars tonight for an inside look at the drug wreaking havoc inside our jails and prisons. it's a drug that's supposed to help users fight addiction. ed: but our kathy curran discovered it's become inmates' new drug of choice, and to get it they are going to extraordinary lengths. take a look. kathy: you were about to see a drug deal go down. this is the most secure prison in the state. watch closely as this woman
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her church, passes it to the inmate and he quickly stuffs it in his mouth. inside, strips of an addictive prescription drug normally used to treat opiate addiction. it is a drug of choice and county lockups. >> it is an ideal drug to smuggle. kathy: they sweep the visiting room before and after every visit. hundreds inmates' every move. >> we have one strip coming through. >> we have a full-time investigative staff. >> it is a 24 7, 365 battle with the inmates basically trying to get drugs into the facility.
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the small are strips. >> that will he allowed. kathy: mailroom staff have found it glued into cars and photos. it has been melted down and used as paint. >> they will make it look like they are painting blooms onto a card. >> we do daily random drug testing of inmates. we also visits. we try to utilize everything we can to stay ahead of the curve. kathy: they take a ride through the full barbie -- full body scanner. >> and inmate came off the street, swallowed a bag of heroin. that is the end of his digestive tract.
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>> they looked at the cases. 307 inmates tested positive for the drug. the strip has been intercepted hundreds of times and prisons and jails across the state. it has been stashed inside bibles, the koran, and stuffed in socks. >> i think the system is failing. kathy: this woman says that her boyfriend was clean for years. now he is behind and desperate to get his hands on the drug. >> he said even if i wanted to get away from it, i can't. >> there's a nationwide appeal problem. kathy: an eight milligram strip costs about eight dollars. the going rate the hind bars is 10 times that.
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a noncontact visit. ed: we have breaking news. high school students injured in a violent stabbing in chelsea. heather: newscenter 5 at 6:00 starts right now. >> now on newscenter 5 at 6:00 -- heather: another patriots quarterback injured. jacoby brissett. >> the honor ten soldier and his friend fell effort to make it right. mike: get ready for the feel of fall. how chilly it is going to get. >> a sneak peek at the future. >> he most efficient way to deliver medication is by drone. >> from boston's news leader, this is wcvb newscenter 5 at 6:00. heather: you can't make this up. the backup to tom brady's back up is injured.
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he hurts his right thumb in last night's big win over the texans. that is his throwing thumb -- or throwing hand. sportscenter 5's josh brogadir is live at gillette stadium with what this means for the patriots moving forward. josh: it was jacoby brissett's first start, first win, and now first nfl injury. not what they were hoping for, of course. he injured his right thumb in the second half of the 27-0 victory over the houston texans. it is a sprain and he will be fine, espn is reporting. trainers were looking closely at his hand on the sideline. before that, he was tackled by former patriots nose tackle vince wilfork. receiver danny amendola said he
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have to be ready to go. >> there are bumps in the road, regardless of whether it is injuries or missing guys are what ever it is. you'd have to deal with it. everybody has to be ready to play. that is the name of the game. josh: the patriots have proven they can do this on a short week. and without jimmy garoppolo, that will be 14 days of rest for him. we are live at gillette stadium in foxboro, josh brodeur -- josh brogadir, the receiving these sportscenter 5. heather: chelsea, where two high school students have been stabbed. the suspect on the run. newscenter 5's john atwater is

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