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learned that is the dtion the investigation is heading in. according to multiple reports, syed rizwan farook had been in contact with international terrorism suspects. and the massive firepower in his home appears to indicate this was well planned. >> he was not on the radar screen of our agency prior to yesterday. >> 28-year-old syed rizwan farook is a u.s. citizen, he worked as an inspector for the san bernardino health department and had been married for two years, to 27-year-old tashfeen malik. the couple had a 6-month-old daughter, malik is originally from pakistan, she first met syed rizwan farook on line, about a year ago, he traveled to saudi arabia and the two returned to the united states together. right now, we have one down, outside the car, one down inside the car. >> the couple was killed in a gun battle with police last night in san bernardino, hours after authorities say they pulled off the worst mass shooting in u.s. history since new town.
party, goes home and puts together that kind of an elaborate scheme or plan to come back and do that, so there was planning that went in to this. >> that clearly he depth by the firepower police say the couple had. it started at the inland regional center, where the shooters fired 70 rounds. authorities say they also found at least one pipe bomb, set to detonate by remote control. inside the couple's red lands apartment, 4,500 rounds of ammo, 12 more pipe bombs. and during the shootout, where syed rizwan farook and malik were killed, police fired 380 rounds, they fired 76 at officers. authorities say, syed rizwan farook was not on their radar, but should he been. multiple reports said he became radicalized during that trip to saudi arabia and had been if touch by phone and social media with more than one international terrorism suspect. >> syed rizwan farook's family members say if farook had become
speaking this afternoon, president obama says there may be a number of tackers, including terrorism -- factors, including terrorism involved in the attack. >> vanessa: tonight, we are learning a new hampshire native is one of the 21 people injured in the shooting. fox 25's christine mccarthy is live in hinsdale, new hampshire, with a colors look at the woman who was praying to survive. christine? >> the reporter: well, yes, we are here in hinsdale, new hampshire, where amanda gaspar did once live and her parents currently live here. now, her parents go to a church in nearby vermont and that church posted on its facebook page today confirming that amman gastus gaspar is in fact, one of 21 people injured in the san bernardino shooting that killed 14 people yesterday. now, has for some background, about gaspar, she worked as an emergency preparedness coordinator and moved on to california, working for the san bernardino county department of public health, as an
so that's why she was there, for that holiday party, now, as for the mom, of amanda, her name is diane, she posted on facebook, thanking everyone for their prayers and also saying, one of amanda's first comments to us was that somehow this situation could be used to witness for the lord. her faith is so strong. she was praying with other victims while she was lying there bleeding. we praise god for sparing her life. certainly, good news to hear that she has survived that and we're told that her injuries are not life-threatening. we're just arriving here in hinsdale, new hampshire, still a lot to learn about this victim. we're live in hinsdale, christine mccarthy, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: tonight, we're getting a glimpse of what it was like for people inside the building where the shooting happened. in this video, you'll hear a police officer trying to keep everyone calm while leading them to safety. >> try to relax everyone. ride to relax. i'll take the bullet before you do, that's for damn sure. just be cool, ok. >> vanessa: as you just heard,
a bullet before anyone else and told everyone to relax and be cool. in the background, you could hear survivors whispering nervously as they were all led out to safety. >> mark: the shooting and access to weapons weighing heavily on president obama as he addressed the media on what his administration will do in the wake of the tragedy in california. >> what i have can assure the american people is we're going to get to the bottom of this and we are going to be vigilant as we always are, and getting the facts before we issue any decisive judgments. when individuals decide that they want to do somebody harm, we're making it harder for them to do it. because right now, it's just too easy. and i know, we're going to have to, i think, search ourselves as a society. >> mark: the president went on to say it should be hard, not impossible, but harder for people to get weapons. >> vanessa: the shooting both a controversial headline to the new york daily news coverage.
a bold message in bowl print. the paper slamming politicians for their calls for prayers and lack of action. the article says, latest batch of innocent americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who can truly end gun scourge, continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes. >> mark: one day after the shooting, senate democrats introduced two amendments to tighten gun bills and laws. one of the amendments would ban individuals on the terror watch list from buying guns. another amendment would require universal background checks before gun purchases. the same legislation introduced shooting. within the last two hours, we've learned both of those plans failed. >> the entire country will know where every member of the senate stands on tightening background checks. on keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists. >> within the last ten minutes,
new hampshire republican senator kelly ayotte voted against the plans. democrats jeanne shaheen of new hampshire hand elizabeth warren and ed markey of massachusetts voted for the amendments. >> vanessa: at the same time as the terrible events unfolded in california, the greater boston area accepted a new round of federal funding, $14 million to fight terrorism. eric rasmussen obtained a detailed plan on how to spend that money. >> we went over that 64 page spending plan line by line, it lays out millions for new equipment and planning, but at least one security expert says, it comes up short in the area of training civilians. some think it's a key strategy in preventing the next strategy, rather than reacting to it. open areas. densely populated. high value targets, boston's first responders are preparing for the worst. >> do you know what to look for when they say see something? >> no. >>als the city accepts another $14 million from the department of homeland security, some say
training civilians in the events of an attack, whether it's like the marathon bombings or the latest mass shooting in california. >> the greatest asset in any organization is the human resource. and i think by and large, that goes overlooked. >> fox 25's shared boston's spending -- with security expert and former state police trooper, todd mcgolf the plan includes more tactical vests, security cameras and beefed up cyber security, but less than a million dollars will go toward training those other than law enforcement. >> we need to train individuals in our houses of worship, businesses, in our malls. if we're spending millions of dollars in camera systems, that's for forensic value. there is zero deterrent it is. >> the city points out it spends other dollars on training front line civilians. mayor marty walsh acknowledge more can be done. >> we have the best trained police force in boston but we have to make sure the people who live in our city are diligent and aware of surroundings going on around them.
in the spending plan involve tracking down potential threats on line. it carves out $300,000 for identifying threats oversocial media. eric rasmussen, fox 25 news. >> mark: would you know what to do in hand active shooter situation, in the wake of the san bernardino shootings, it's top of mind for many. new at 6:00 p.m., crystal haynes goes inside a training facility to get potentially life saving tips. >> if a killer came into your office, guns drawn, would you know what to do? about it. you have to have a plan, workplaces, they have to think about it. >> vanessa: law enforcement agencies have been thinking about it since columbine and restrategizing since the wake of the san bernardino shootings. >> we would try to have people assume this is an empty room. >> are going to training centers like the training center in hollis ton to learn how to fight
some of the basics using this training room. the first step -- >> get out of the line of sight, make yourself invisible. if i'm in this corner, nobody can see me or hear me. it's difficult to do but could save your life. >> try to get yourself and as many people as you can out of danger. >> rather than just opening the door and exposing yourself, to really understand that right now, i can see directly ahead of me. if i open it more, i can see a little bit more. if i start to see a threat or i see a place where i can escape to, i can either react and close the door, or i can get out and get to a place that may be more safe. >> the number one tip, when in an active shooter situation, is don't be a hero. do be armed with the proper information. >> because all these studies have shown with these active lethal threats that we have to get there quickly. >> the reporter: as gunmen open fire in san bernardino, burlington police officers were completing an active shooter training. >> they would, you know, cover and conceal and wait for the
nowadays, you can't do that. seconds and minutes are so important to stop an active threat. >> i'm crystal haynes, fox 25 news. >> mark: the question federal investigators are trying to happened. ahead hat 6:30 p.m., fox 25 speaks to a normer c.i.a. officer about trying to piece together the puzzle and get inside the gunman's head for possible motives. a candlelight vigil will be held for victims of the mass shooting and we want to let you know the next scheduled news conference from police is expected in the next one to two hours. we'll have updates on both on the fox 25 news at 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. we also have an in-depth coverage page on our web site, myfoxboston.com. >> vanessa: now to a live look at radar and yes, you are seeing snow in parts of our viewing area, as well as some rain out there. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz, you're also tracking some noticeable winds. >> kevin: it's gusty out there, and clearly in new england, this isn't much to talk about for snow, unless you're in northern maine where it's coming down hard. there have been flurries
we actually have seen some. southeast vermont, stratton to dover and southward, around readsborough, southeast vermont, headed towards brattleboro and putney. i don't know if will make it to you as it comes off the hymns. same in massachusetts, has a lot more showing up in the foothills of the berkshires, but how these would tend to dry out, plainfield and western massachusetts, seeing some flurry activity right now. here's where the good stuff is, up in here, it's pulling away and will come to an end overnight tonight, but the winds of gusting, so your temperatures rights now, they're in the upper 30's to mid 40's, with these wind speeds, these are consistent with being gusts as high as 35 miles per hour. but it gives you windchills like this. feeling like low to mid 30's out there at this hour. it's going to feel colder as the night goes on, the winds keep blowing. i'll show you how chilly it will be and a rebound for the weekend. >> mark: she waited on him at his favorite cafe. >> vanessa: police say the waitress wanted hits money. not a friendly relationship.
tricking an 84-year-old man out of money. >> mark: when a robber busts in to a gas station with a gun in his hand and demands cash. the one thing that sticks out that police hope somebody notices, but first. >> the reporter: a pan arrested in connection with a thanksgiving day shooting that left one person dead.
crime. >> vanessa: fox 25's stephanie quinn any quinu. his lawyers claim he's a victim. >> the reporter: that's because they say the victim was shot during the shootout. in fact, they were asking for a lower bail, saying that he still needs medical attention. meantime in court the family of the man who was shot and killed during that shootout, listened as both sides outlined their cases. >> no comment. >> the reporter: jesse cherry's family declined to speak with us after court. their loved one shot and killed after a shooting outside this fenway bar. the man police say was involved charged with a number of counts -- murder, not one of them. >> at this point, it's very premature. we're trying to figure out the exact sequence of events that took place. >> standing behind this door in court today, the suspect, dominique carpenter grady stayed out of view, just one day after police say they found him hiding inside the attic at this
>> he was hiding beneath insulation in that cross-piece. prosecutors john pappas outlined the evidence, he said links carpenter grady to the thanksgiving day shooting. pappas says video shows carpenter grady and another person get into an argument outside of who's on first. >> an altercation erupted involving an individual and second individual. within minutes, the individual and second individual brand dished firearms and fired shots multiple times. >> jesse cherry was shot and kill. carpenter grady is charged with five counts, including carrying a firearm without a license and assault and battery attempt with a firearm. carpenter grady's family was also in court today, but they didn't want to comment. and carpenter grady is scheduled to appear in court next on december 23. again, police still trying to search for that second person, they say was involved in that shootout.
grady and the second person knew each other. prosecutors declined to comment, but they did tell me they're searching in this area, in hopes of finding that person. in roxbury, stephanie quinu, fox 25 news. >> mark: when the phillip chism interest trial resumes on friday, a judge today ruled two doctors did not have any valid information to present, both doctors were going to talk about present scans of chism's brain. the 16-year-old is on trial for the murder of his math teacher in 2013. >> vanessa: a new hampshire killer will have a shot at getting out of jail, if he lives past 100. matthew dion pleading guilty today to the 2014 murders of his parents. the 40-year-old getting a 60 year to life sentence. in 2014, dion beat and strangled hills parents, then set the minneapolis --manchester, new hampshire home on fire. his fiancee said they had to
loved and she describes her son's cries for his lost father. >> where is papa, is he ok? why can't we see him. >> the reporter: police say dion killed his parents after they discovered he was stealing rare stamps from his father. dion was captured in florida. >> >> kevin: we talked last night about the cold air rushing in and how you are likely to see flurries. we've seen them, nothing accumulating, but sprinkles and flurries have been the rule. we'll focus in first in southeast vermont, stratton to dover, light snow falling. stratton here into the northern tier of massachusetts, near the vermont border, also seeing some light snow, this takes you to the berkshires. these will tend to dry out as they dive toward the connecticut river valley. sinking air does that and coming off the hills, it's naturally sinking, to the north, an
that brought us the same one the last couple of days it's northern maine. take you all the way to the canadian maine border for this picture today from the st. john valley times. that is a nice shot of some snow coming down. are you ready for this? i'm pretty sure the town, we're going to try this, maine, right along the canadian border. i've never heard of it either, but happy to give them a little punt if you're going to give us a beautiful picture like that. 44 boston, 39 worcester. with the winds blowing out this, it's colder. these are the steady winds being reported by all the area reporting stations, so blowing 16 miles per hour, consistently in bedford, 18 in boston. blowing a little less back here through keene, new hampshire. look at province town, the wind from the west across the water, sliding on over, 22 miles per hour. makes it feel like this. 31 worcester. 38 plymouth. clearly, you're dropping a good 8-10 degrees off your temperature with the windchill out there and at times, it feels encolder, because winds are
gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. but now the gusts are down a bit. boston, 30. these are gusts, these will ramp up from time to time as gusts tend to do. the forecast tonight continues the gust going, we'll stop it here when i'm talking to you at 10:00 p.m., talking about wind gusts between 25 and 30 miles per hour. and while they'll drop off toward morning, expect them to ramp up again as the sun gets up tomorrow afternoon to the 20 to 25-mile per hour range. we'll n talking about windchills, because it will be a cooler day tomorrow in the 40's all across southern new england. this is future cast, showing the last of the snow pulling on out of here with the storm as it pulled on out of here tonight. we'll be clearing from this point on tonight. any snow flurries go away. waking up to sunshine, and into the afternoon, this will take you through tomorrow night and saturday, futurecast showing clearing skies and sunshine all saturday long. in fact, really all friday and saturday, and into sunday too. you're going to see that on the seven-day forecast in just a moment. temperatures right now are in the 40's. boston, 44 degrees.
but how low that temperature will be dropping tonight. how about 37 degrees under clearing skies. back here to worcester at 39 right now. windchills are colder, it's clear, and your them will be dropping down below freezing out there in worcester county. in fact, away from the shoreline, most laces will be below freezing, tomorrow highs in the 40's to the southeast and to the northwest. a milder weekend ahead though. here's your seven-day forecast. with that weekend always in view. sunshine from friday through monday. with high temperatures getting into the 50's, that's some nice looking stuff. unless you like snow. later on next week, we start to cool off and a nor'easter may be coming, something we're watching very closely. more to say about that coming up. >> vanessa: at 6:00 p.m., a bold robber busts in to a gas station with a gun and a request. turn over the cash. the one thing that sticks out on the suspect that police hope will help watch him. >> mark: an historic announcement made just hours ago. what women can now do with it comes to fighting for our
air force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men. >> vanessa: this decision comes just months after the first woman graduated from the army rangers school, the marine corps fought against the new rules for months. at one point, releasing a study, suggesting all male squads are more effective in combat than integrated groups. the new rules will require women to y'allfy for the position, -- to qualify for the position and meet minimum standards. they go into effect in april. >> mark: firefighters paying tribute to the worcester six. 16 years ago, firefighters in the franklin street station responded to a fire in an abandoned cold storage plant. six of them died in the flames caused by a knocked over candle. in the last ten minutes, a bell was rang at the station to honor the victims, a memorial in their honor stands there today. investigators are blaming this boston fire on an electrical short circuit in the second floor. now it happened on east cottage street in roxbury, just before 6:00 a.m. this morning. no one was hurt, but eight people are out of their home tonight. terrifying moments for a woman
at a salem new hampshire convenience store. you can see the robbery play out. the man shows the woman a gun, demands cash, he opens the register, grabs cash and runs off. the gunman has a scar near his upper leadership. leadership. >> vanessa: -- lip. >> vanessa: 2 men have been arrested from stealing toils from operation santa claus. james pechacek and hector rodriguez were involved in the thefts that happened over the thanksgiving holiday. police also believe more people were involved. those gift cards and toys were all stolen from a state garage used to house the organization's gifts for underprivileged children. >> our coverage of the california mass shooting continues in our next half-hour. >> vanessa: next at 6:00 p.m., fox 25 sits down one-on-one with a former c.i.a. officer, what he tells us about possible copycat plus -- >> here in new hampshire, hillary clinton calling out the g.o.p. for a lack of what she called common sense gun control. how republicans are returning
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f.b.i. radar. today, the f.b.i. pulled thousands of rounds of ammo hand numerous bombs from the couple's home. one of the people hurt in the shooting is from new hampshire. her name is amanda gaspar. >> mark: police released new vivid details about the moments a married couple stormed into a building and started shooting. ted daniel has been monitoring information. >> the reporter: since my last report at 6:00 p.m., we learned syed rizwan farook visited saudi arabia in summer of 2014. according to a new statement released by the saudi embassy in washington, syed rizwan farook traveled to the kingdom for a total of nine days. if he had become radicalized, u.s. authorities believe it may have happened during that visit. syed rizwan farook was 28 years old, a u.s. sit 10 of south asia descent, he met his wife, tashfeen malik, the other shooter on the internet and in
there are several reports that syed rizwan farook had been in touch by phone and social media with more than one international terrorism suspect. syed rizwan farook was not on any type of watch list and no one has come forward to say he raised any red flags prior to the attack. patrick shared a cubicle with syed rizwan farook and work worked with him for three years. he was drying his hands in the restroom when the shooting began. >> i thought somebody booby trapped the towel dispense er, because i was being pummeled and i could see i was believing in my temple and nose. and other fragments hit me hall over the place. >> syed rizwan farook was born in the u.s., a dating profile he set up says he's from a religious and modern family, an enjoys traveling and just hanging out in the backyard doing target practice with his younger sister and friends. the search of his home continues
rounds of ammo and a dozen ied's have been found there. live in our newsroom, ted daniel, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: as we learn new details about the shooting, we're getting new insight into the suspected shooter. syed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik were a young married couple with a 6-month-old child and created a baby registry at target that included palm percent, car seat and safety swabs. neither had a prior criminal record, but now the f.b.i. is investigating to see if the couple had any radical ties. the deadly san bernardino shooting has federal agents working around the clock, searching for answers. >> mark: the feds know who did this. but they want to know why. and as fox 25's bob ward shows us, the answers could be disturbing. >> the reporter: in the san bernardino area, the painstaking search for answers. the f.b.i. collecting evidence and physically flying it to its state of the art crime labs in the washington, d.c. area. it is exactly what the feds did in boston in the hours after the
boston investigation as it is now in california, the question of why. >> it would be irresponsible and premature of me to call this terrorism. the f.b.i. defines terrorism in a very specifically and we are still, that is the big question for us is what is the motivation for this. >> it is likely evidence recovered from computers, tablets, and smart phones, will reveal much. the f.b.i. has identified 28-year-old syed rizwan farook, a chicago-born man and his pakistani wife as the shooter. already, there are reports one of them used social media to contact a terror organization, the f.b.i. was watching. both syed rizwan farook and his wife were killed in a shootout were police, but authorities found a huge supply of bullets and pipe bombs in a home associated with them. >> that is a married couple, i think, is very interesting. secondly, they obviously were pretty familiar with weapons, and at some point or time, they were going to use them. >> in boston, b.u. professor and former c.i.a. officer, joseph
california investigation. i met with him at his office and etoiles me haifa tax like this one where -- attacks like this one where the link to terror organizations is not clear may be a sign to come. >> you're going to see these type of things repeated for some time to come, i think. usually, you know, advanced governments are able to frustrate most of these things happening at one stage or another, but they will have successes. as they just did and as they will in the future. >> a so i bermuda and bermuda and puerto rico -- a sobering thought as the search for answers continues. >> mark: as we reported yesterday on the fox 25, several candidates wasted no time making comments on gun control. they expect the issue to dominate presidential race. sharman sachetti is in new hampshire where hillary clinton and others addressed their concerns. >> here in new hampshire, hillary clinton blasted republicans on gun control and republicans are blasting the president for not flatout calling this terrorism.
issues will be playing in the 2016 race. or in the campaign trail in hooksett, new hampshire, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton opening up a women's forum, not with the topic at hand, but instead, the san bernardino shootings. >> the vast majority of muslim-americans are just as concerned and heartbroken about this as anyone else. >> and from there, hillary clinton quickly pivoted to gun control, she called out congress and republicans for letting the gun lobby intimidate them, even pointing out, washington can't even agree to ban people on the terror watch list from owning weapons. >> if you are too dangerous to fly in america, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in america. >> in washington, d.c., speaking at the republican jewish coalition, senator ted cruz criticizing the president for not calling the attack radical islamic terrorism. >> whether or not the current
willing to acknowledge it, our enemies are at war with us. >> and republican presidential candidate donald trump also speaking to the coalition, he too, called out president obama, for refusing to use the term. >> radical islamic terrorism, and i'll tell you what, we have a president that refuses to use the term. he refuses to say it. there's something going on with him that we don't know about. >> and from here, secretary clinton headed to a town hall event in dover, new hampshire. later this evening, she'll be at a fund raiser on tremont street in boston. in hooksett, new hampshire, sharman sachetti, fox 25 news. >> mark: we asked a doctor at mass general today about talking to young children about the california tragic dim he says, for the parents of very young children avoid the subject altogether. if you have school aged kids, talk to them, but make sure they still focus on other things. >> they know the world is not necessarily safe.
is, we can make it as safe as possible, we can do everything we can so that you request not get distracted or worried or excessively concerned about harm or danger and keep on track. >> when it comes to teenagers, don't be afraid to keep the dialogue open about these sorts of tragedies. later this evening, candlelight vigil will be held for the victims of the mass shooting and we also want to let you know the next scheduled news conference from police, that's expected about one to two hours' time. we'll have updates on the fox 25 hat 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. we also have an in-depth coverage page on our web site, myfoxboston.com. >> vanessa: turning to the weather now, where one of our photo journalists captured these beautiful images from castle island today. hear you can see the sun bouncing brightly off the water, gorgeous. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz, despite those pictures, it's cold and windy out there now. >> the reporter: i heard it was a good morning for a run too and out there today, we did see clouds start to billow up and a
and this was the deal on radar. you can see it's clearing up again tonight but off to the west and northwest, in the heighter elevations especially, stratton, mount snow and dover, this bleeds down in to northwest massachusetts, so the berkshires again into the mountainous or hilly terrain. as that comes and syncs off the hills t will dry out. we will not see snow make it all the way into boston or worcester. temperatures are chilling out, 39 boston not too bad for this time of night and year except there's a windchill going along. winds are blowing consistently in boston, around 18 miles per hour. worcester, 14 miles per hour, that makes it feel this cold out there. it's going to get colder as the night goes on. i'll show you those temperatures and talk about warmer temperatures ahead for the weekend. >> mark: cambridge schools on high alert after another threat of violence was made against theirs schools. early this morning school administrators learn of an anonymous threat of gun violence
upper school and the amigo school. k-9 units did sweeps of the cools and k-9 officers greeted students at the doors. it hasn't been easy on parents. >> there's a part of me that would love it if all public or private schools why locked down, it bulletproof glass and you checked yourself in at the door. >> mark: police didn't find anything suspicious but kept officers stationed at all cambridge schools throughout the day. >> vanessa: there was a new twist on the growing heroin epidemic. more pets are being abandoned, because their owners are hooked on the dangerous drug and as katherine burcham reveals, shelters can't do a whole lot about it. >> the reporter: when people and dogs are ready for help, like what do we do. >> the reporter: chris has two passions in life -- animals and addiction. she began working with hope for new hampshire recovery center after her own stepdaughter succumbed to heroin. >> our mission is to help anyone walk in the door to our community center. >> the reporter: last weekend, curly showed up.
his owner, who wanted to seek treatment for opioid addiction. she struggled to find a local shelter that had room for curly. >> we have to beds, no kennels. >> the reporter: it's something carolyn has to say nearly every day now. as assistant manager at manchester's animal shelter, she's seen a huge influx over the past six months of dogs surrendered from drug homes. >> they made their choices an unfortunately, animals are the ones to suffer because of that. >> but vander horse says the shelter can't accept some pets because legally they still have owners, even if the owners are addicts, and unable to care for themselves or their pets. >> this is a personal pet, so legally, they can't just turn this other person's dog. >> staff at the animal shelter are working together to compile a list of temporary housing for pets whose owners are addicted. they also hope to raise money to provide that as a resource at
katherine burcham, fox 25 news. >> the reporter: a relationship that started at this cafe turned into a scam, police say the victim was taken for 100 grand. >> mark: and you remember the blind child with autism, who stole the hearts of thousands with his rendition of the national anthem at fenway park
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she claims she needed surgery because she had a brain tumor. police say it was all a big lie. >> vanessa: robert goulston spoke to the 84-year-old victim who has advice for others now to prevent this from happening to them. >> i was completely trusting of her. i thought she was a poor girl, trying to earn a little money here working for me. >> 84-year-old donald met the woman when she was a waitress at this arlington cafe. she had first worked out a deal to doac, and help take care of his cats, but police say legga was up to something else. >> he shade that initially, she did come over five days a week, but eventually, that began dropping off. >> in court today, prosecutors say legga was making up stories to get money out of donald, recently telling him she had a brain tumor and needed $30,000 for a surgery. he helped her with the money and police say she went to miami instead with her fiancee an the day she was having the surgery. >> she called me on the phone,
operation went well and i guess she was calling from miami, where she went down with her boyfriend on my money. >> outside court today, her fiancee only do this whether we tried to get her side of the story. legga thought the money was gift she told her attorney. donald telling us, he learned a tough lesson. >> not going to trust people as much as i did. >> the reporter: police say the money that's left over that's still in legga's account that was stolen is frozen, until this is all sorted out. in arlington, robert goulston, fox 25 news. >> mark: watertown police certainly know what it's like to be in an active shooter situation. all new ahead at 10:00 p.m. tonight, members of the force, showing the public how to respond in the face of a terrifying shootout. our crew is there at that training session and you can see it all on the fox 25 news at 10:00 p.m. well, a marathoner from massachusetts is trying to best the ultimate endurance test by finishing seven marathons in seven days, wait, it get better,
the first marathon starts in antarctica, then moves on to chile, miami, spain, morocco, and the united arab emirates, before finishing in australia. the plane ferries her and the other competitors a total of 23,560 miles between events. the 25-year-old day care center operator from bell mount would be the first woman to complete the challenge. i get winded just reading that story. >> vanessa: i can't even do one marathon. seven marathons. unreal. >> can you imagine that? can you imagine the travel fatigue, not to mention seven marathons in seven continents. >> vanessa: we'll have to keep watching this one. >> mark: they captivated fenway park with an amazing voice and >> vanessa: "sports illustrated" is featuring him in his magazine. we interviewed dustily before he sang at fenway park. he has autism and was blind. he was so excited to sing on the big stage.
his story with the rest of the country, much deserved. a local pop warner team is vying for a national championship in honor of 1 of their teammates. he took his life over the summer hand the teens told fox 25 they're playing this season for him. the undefeated hyde park cowboys are heading to florida, where they will play for the national junior peewee division two championship. hark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn king peace on earth and mercy mild god and sinners reconciled >> mark: what a wonderful rendition of hark the herald angels, sung by the whitensville school chorus. they performed outside the state house in boston. i had some neighbors who attended there and now off to college. grow up too fast, don't they? beautiful well down rendition.
chilly out there especially with the wind. tracking flurries an sprinkles across its area, takes you to southeastern vermont. mount snow getting some of the lie snow. halifax, wilmington ago, to the south in to massachusetts, further east into the foothills of the berkshires, along 8a and 112 seeing those from vermont into massachusetts as well. look, this is not going to be accumulating snow, but nice to see flakes flying in the higher elevations, after all, it is christmastime. there is heavy snow in northern maine, nine inches in some areas. temperatures in the upper 30's, worcester county, to the 40's along the coastal plain and much of eastern massachusetts, but the wind is blowing up over 10, 15 miles per hour, consistently, even as high as 24 out at province town. makes you feel colder. feels like it's in the 30's right now, right across southern new england. feels like 31, for instance, in worcester. so with the wind gusting even higher from time to time, as
lawrence and 30 in boston, it feels even colder from time to time, so you have those windchills, once in a while it feels colder with the windchills and tonight with the winds continuing to blow, we'll stop this around 10:30 p.m. when i'll be talking to you and wind gusting as high as 30 to 35 miles per hour out on cape cod. and then through the morning, well, it will drop off through the morning hours, but then ramping up again as the sun gets high in the sky and starts to set in the evening. it's going to be another wind chilly kind of day coming up. southeast vermont, flakes are flying, dropping through the 30's, down to freezing by 6:00 a.m., under clear skies, once the flurries start to dry up and they will this evening. worcester, clear skies throughout the night, going down to 31, first thing in the morning. then to boston, temperatures will be trending downward it 37 for a low temperature in the morning and then taking you out to hyannis, hour-by-hour, thank you the 40's tonight and going down into the upper 30's under clear skies for you as well. now, temperatures tomorrow will be on the cool side. they'll be in the 40's typical
47 cambridge, boston, maldin and braintree tomorrow afternoon. gardner at 44. northboro at 43. let's check out cape cod too while we're here. temperatures in the mid 40's here as well. not a big difference from place to place across southern new england tomorrow. gets milder this weekend. you can see it here in the seven-day forecast. 48 with sunshine on average tomorrow afternoon, obviously, worcester county, cooler, perhaps just about a degree warmer out on cape cod, but generally in the 40's across the area. weekend is always in view and look at the sunshine we have coming toward us, both days, saturday and sunday, 52 and 55. don't need a heavy coat for this, but you need a coat, so we're selecting them, for temperatures in need. bring a gently worn coat to redding in saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. more details on the facebook page and on myfoxboston.com. hope you can join me, shiri and sarah this saturday. we look forward to seeing you out there. >> the patriots get ready to face a bad eagles football team
>> well patriots play on fox 25 this sunday at 4:25 p.m., as a bad eagles team comes to foxborough. a month ago, the pats played on fox 25 and beat the redskins 27-10. speaking for everyone here at fox 25, yes, we're taking full credit for that redskins win. but, if the patriots lose, to 4-7 philly on sunday, we take none of the blame. this eagles team is bad. the lions beat them by 31 thanksgiving day. they lost three in a row and gave up 110 total points in the three games. thankfully, patriots player not nearly as cocky as we are, here at fox 25. bill belichick won't let them be.
haven't seen none of them -- [inaudible] we're just seeing all of them causing turnovers, guys making plays, defensive line led by cox. pats expected to be without gronk on sunday unless his dad clears him to play. that means scott chandler has huge shoes to fill. he looks like he's up for this. >> you have to accept the challenge in front of you and if that's more attention paid to you, you know, you have to do the best you can to get out. >> the gronk effect, pats have won 12 of the 18 games without them, including playoffs, but game. without them, brady's pick percentage is higher. should
if not, why has nobody worn the number in the 19 years since he left left boston? because there are some people that want it up. some thoughts on retiring clemens. i think we view cooperstown largely for the decision for that. thankfully, i don't have a vote in that process. >> that's totally up to them. it's something i have no control over. that doesn't even enter my mind. >> way back when, i told josh, he wanted to wear it and i said run with it, i hope it brings awe much fun and luck as it did for me. they kept it in a drawer somewhere i guess. >> go to our fox 25 facebook page, many of you already have, take our poll, let us know if 21 should go up at fenway. go to myfoxboston.com on facebook and way in. >> mark: it's great. nice to see him. >> yeah. >> always good to see him. >> vanessa: he's aged pretty well. nor'easter. >> kevin: by wednesday, looking like that in the long range. you would pull that out. looking like rain right andrew:
that i like the most is when i put my uniform on, the age just leaves me. the ages leave all of us. we simply become kids again. for that very reason. the child we once were. the years just glide away, and i'm back to where i was. who used to be down in me, and i get to be that person all over again. my name is andrew,
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