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anchor: a woman sexually assaulted at gunpoint in jamaica plain. the suspect police are now searching for. anchor: also breaking, a toddler hurt rushed to the hospital the investigation unfolding right now in worcester. anchor: a deadly train crash, new clues that could reveal the cause. anchor: what it means for the weekend. >> five for good. a family expiring mission -- inspiring mission. >> breaking news, a sexual assault at gunpoint in boston's jamaica plain neighborhood. maria: residents on edge tonight. newscenter 5's jorge quiroga is live with the warning from police.
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center and heath street. the sexual assault is disturbing. the violent nature makes this person particularly dangerous. she was walking at 1:45 in the morning when a man approached her. the woman was forced to walk into a backyard into a home that is currently being renovated. says the suspect assaulted her. residents say this is a close-knit neighborhood. >> do you feel unsafe? >> no. i don't. >> i just didn't anticipate that to happen. i am always on the go with life and everything. i never imagined that. >> the woman describes her
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black or hispanic man. he was wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt. police are putting woman on notice and asking anyone who saw anything to call them anonymously. they can call crime stoppers. maria: a child rest of the hospital in worcester. >> ed: there are questions tonight on what exactly happened. newscenter 5's mary saladna is live at the scene, an apartment complex, mary? reporter: we are here at lincoln village. still gathering evidence inside this art meant. -- this apartment. they found a young boy who had been injured.
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ambulance. a young man was taken from the apartment in handcuffs. police confirmed they are questioning that man. early reports the child was that are not true. the child was hospitalized. we spoke to a workman who was painting the exterior. what it sounded like he know if he was in pain. i have no idea. what's a child is listed in stable condition. another young man is being questioned, a teenager who lives in the unit. police are investigating only saying they will tell us more
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they are still collecting evidence at this hour. anchor: breaking out of georgetown, a fatal construction accident under investigation tonight. sky 5 over the scene at the mirra company on norino way this afternoon. we're told an employee, a man, was killed while backing an excavator out of a garage. ed: questions tonight surrounding this mangled mess in new jersey. a commuter train going too fast crashing this morning at a station in hoboken. tonight one person is dead more than 100 others injured. newscenter 5's john atwater is live in the newsroom with what we know right now. reporter: this is a busy station. why did the train not stop? survivors climbed through debris trying to find people trapped. as it empties to the dozens who were hurt.
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>> i saw a couple of gentleman leading. some people were covered in debris. >> it sounded like an explosion. we were stunned. when we got out the car behind us was on the tracks. reporter: steel beams rained down as it plowed through a bumper at the end of the line. killed. dozens have serious injuries. >> we made everybody get out of the way. reporter: the station was going airborne.
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devices. maria: the crash putting our own rail system into question. turns out the technology that might have prevented the crash, is years overdue. newscenter 5's david bienick is live at south station with that story. reporter: we're talking about technology that's designed to automatically brakes trains like these. the mbta has already missed one deadline to install the technology. and another deadline is approaching. massachusetts top official for trains and roads briefly mentioned the new jersey train crash during a conference in boston. >> it reminds us that nothing we do is more important than keeping people safe. reporter: however, a recent mbta report shows the t is still up to four years away from having a safety system that the federal government first ordered be in place across the country by last year.
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it is complicated technology. >> positive train control uses onboard computers, even satellites to determine where each train is, how fast it is going and whether there's danger ahead on the track. >> it will bring the track to a safe stop. reporter: it has installed technology on 80% of locomotives. >> a tragedy focuses everybody to say can we do even better. >> it will cost $459 million and take until the end of 2020. >> the top democrat says such delays are unacceptable. >> the risk is there.
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the feds have threatened to find railroad world's -- fine railroads that miss the next deadline more than $100,000 a day. the mbta thinks it'll be able to show enough progress to avoid such fines. live in boston, david bienick, wcvb newscenter 5. maria: you can read the documents david talked about for yourself. we have them for you right now on the wcvb app. victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak that started right here finally getting some good news today. 5 investigates learning they can now apply for help from a $40 million federal fund. in this case it's being managed by general's office. contaminated steroids made by the new england compounding center infected 778 people, killing 76. this fund is different from the national settlement reached with the necc owners. ed: police are looking for suspects in a house break-in. it is forcing nearby schools to go into lot down.
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. she says for men were trying to get in. two suspects were arrested. there were several break-ins reported. maria: donald trump is back in new hampshire. the republican nominee going one on one with our sister station wmur. he deny's accusations of sexism. >> nobody has more respect for women than i do. women. maria: trump taking questions about the recent controversy surrounding former miss universe alicia machado. she says she was fat-shamed. ed: tonight's fight for good. how he would be remembered this weekend. anchor: following storms that are going to affect us this weekend.
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special interests that oppose question 2 claim district schools lose money to charter schools. that's "absurd," says the boston herald. "outright lies," reports the lowell sun. charter schools "don't siphon off state dollars" from traditional schools, says the boston globe. in fact, public schools get more money. the truth is question 2 will give parents more choices and result in more funding for public education. please vote yes on question 2.
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ed: in tonight's 5 for good a double tragedy is inspiring a major effort to fight a mysterious illness. maria: our erika tarantal tells us the story of a special bond, that will be celebrated this weekend in a run against batten disease. reporter: theirs is a forever friendship. john tanner and young nicholas dainiak have an eternal bond, despite both being lost far too >> nicholas loved what johnny did, john just loved the passion and determination nicholas had. reporter: jim tanner, john's twin, works at russell's garden center in wayland. it's where john used to work too, and where the connection started, when john learned the then 5-year-old had been diagnosed with a rare, fatal disorder. reporter: nicholas's grandmother, who's worked at russell's for some 20 years, shared the awful news.
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going to do. he said i'd like to run for him. i'm not sure how it happened but it just was. reporter: at 4 nicholas started suffering seizures a year later they found out why batten disease. it would gradually rob nicholas of his sight, his mobility and with no cure, doctors didn't have much to say. >> just take him home and just love him, and so of course you know we were reporter: then came resolve to help nicholas love every day and to fight. >> their family foundation grew over the years as did that friendship between nicholas and john who devoted race after race to raising awareness. >> even when nicholas was at the point where he couldn't say
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reporter: then in march of 2013, john died suddenly running a half marathon. >> he had an undetected heart disease that no one knew. and a year later, on his 11th birthday, nicholas died. >> i hate that nicholas is not with me. we're lucky to be surrounded with the people we are and that's how we're able to cope as well as we are. reporter: that includes this extended family at russell's. shortly after losing john, they decided to start an annual run for him and nicholas. >> i was well aware of optn, our what if we do a race for johnny and all the funds go to optn. >> just unbelievable spirit and family and people that come out it's a race that's become a perfect tribute to a man who refused to say i can't.a boy whose inner strength continues to inspire, and a family who won't give up. >> our promise to do our part is just to keep going and keep looking for a cure.
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key. to support that, the 4th annual john tanner memorial 5k run and walk is this sunday in wayland. our cindy fitzgibbon will be there. for details go to maria: what a story. anchor: i think it may be kind of cloudy. it could be a little bit damp. the heaviest rain is passed. there you go. problem. 56 degrees. that is the temperature in boston. in terms of temperatures, not much is going to change. 20-30 miles in the cape. late tonight, north and west in
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was some sunshine today. high temperatures won't be that different than the readings we had today. clear skies are lifting to the north. already there is rain close to new york city. it may take a fair amount of time to get here because high pressure is trying to hold it off. eventually the the system is spinning around the ohio river valley. the heaviest moisture is on the eastern side. that looks like it target areas in terms of the heaviest rain. it may try to move into our
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until tomorrow night. very late at night, heavy rain is likely at times. it should diminish some saturday night. it is still kind of they rainfall is something we need. especially tomorrow night and saturday. matthew is going to move to the west but then turned to the north. when it is in this position early tuesday will it moves
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get deflected to the east? in the meantime check it out. the wettest looks to be saturday. gradual improvement in the early and mid week of next week. >> new tributes to big papi. this is in the form of a bridge. it will soon honor david ortiz. it will get a special marker naming it the big papi bridge. ed: they are paying special tributes. the logo commemorating big papi's career in boston. >> keeping with that same david ortiz was honored a yankee
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presented people with an oil painting. tipping his cap to the crowd. it is a very understated ceremony. we will show you that tonight at 11:00. this is practice for the ryder cup team. this guy was telling the european potters i can make it. he comes down, rory mcillroy gave him a putter. said let's see you make it. [crowd cheers] >> his name is david johnson from north dakota. there is the $100 bill he picked up. he said you earned it.
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in front and lining up a putt? >> each one of them hit six in a row. put your money where your mouth is. >> and he did. >> dogtags returned with veterans family 100 years later. joe plaia: every three days, someone in new hampshire is killed with a gun. mothers, sons, friends. and yet kelly ayotte continues to play political games instead of making new hampshire safer. when she has the chance to strengthen background checks, she voted no, backing the washington gun lobby instead. then - on a bill to keep suspected terrorists from getting guns, ayotte flip flopped.
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we're a team. yeah. maxx life at t.j.maxx. maria: dog tags returned to a veteran's family 100 years later. ed: the role social media played in the special reunion. thanks in large part to a persistent police officer. the tags were found on the side of a road in randolph turned into the police department. officer kevin alreto belonged to joseph hughes of brookline. and it was through social media he located family members in less than 24 hours after his post. his family grateful. >> i feel, brought me to the point where i could research a little further into my family tree and history thanks to patrolman alred. joseph hughes the third learning his grandfather enlisted in 1916 100 years ago, fighting in a number of battles in france ed: he made . history with the first penis
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maria: a progress report on the patient his recovery and the challenges along the way.
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maria: a big weekend coming up honoring big papi. anchor: the weather could be better. saturday looks like the what is part of the evening. who knows. hopefully the heaviest rain is over.
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