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that have done investigatis into the various facets of the incidents, we'll report them all through our labor relations office and a recommendation will >> a recommendation on the operator of the train's future with the mbta, as fox 25 first reported last week, sources identify that operator as david vasquez, a 28 year veteran of the mbta. today, fox 25 confirmed that employment wasn't continuous, vasquez worked for the mbta from 1987 to 1991. then again, from 1994 to present. leaving a three-year gap. back. i'm not sure of the circumstances of those actions. >> the reporter: we asked massdot general manager if vasquez had ever been terminated or if he ever faced any past disciplinary issues, but the personnel records are not subject to public disclosure laws. meanwhile, outside the mbta's operations center on hyde street, an mbta employee who wouldn't identify himself told fox 25 while the discipline
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david vasquez did not attend the hearing scheduled today. fox 25 first reported one of the alleged breached safety procedures that set the unmanned train in motion, a passenger gave us there photo of the train's cab and told us he saw a cord wrapped around the throttle, which controls the train's movements. sources controls to the investigation said vasquez failed to engage the train's brake before he stepped off that train. since last week, fox 25 has made several attempts to speak with mr. vasquez. we have not received any response. we reached out today to the carmen's union that represents them and all they would say is the process is ongoing and he should be afforded his due process. >> mark: tonight, there are new questions about what the public was told and whether, fox 25's sharman sachetti is also learning about how t police learned of the runway train, she continues our team coverage. new at 6:00 p.m. >> we've learned transit police actually learned about the incidents from braintree police, not the t itself.
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being raised about whether or not the public should have been given information earlier. when the run away redline train traveled for miles unmanned for several minutes, first the public was told it was a signal problem. minutes later, a power issue and then after that, at 6:25 a.m. in the morning, a disabled train. it wasn't for more than three hours the public was told even a little about what had really happened, and in radio dispatches calls from braintree police to transit place that we obtained, we're learning the t first learning for the first time about the run away train from braintree at 6:50 a.m. >> the reporter: transit police said this is protocol and they learned within a minimum. governor baker celebrated the two t workers who stopped the
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us about if there were better ways to let the public know what had happened. >> the transit police could not have stopped the train, so it was not a priority to note fight them. >> the reporter: we asked transportation secretary stephanie pollack about it. >> one of the issues that we can look at in the investigation is should we have communicated with the broader public in a different way. >> the incident started at 6:09 a.m., i got a call about 6:15 a.m. >> the reporter: mbta general manager tells you he called braintree's mayor right away but that release didn't go out to the public for hours. >> of course, we had to determine what actually had happened. >> the reporter: and pollack tells us she is waiting for a full port on the investigation. that's expected out within a week or two. we'll keep following this story for you have. live outside the state transportation building in boston, sharman sachetti, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: a jury of eight men and four women is now deciding the fate of a accused teen killer, phillip chism.
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of raping and murdering his danvers high school math old. chism is being tried as an adult. fox 25's bob ward has been covering this trial from the very beginning. he brings us inside the courtroom now, following an arguments. >> wearing a suit and tie, phillip chism sat quietly at hesperia defense table while lures gave the jury one last glimpse into the disturbing case. chism's lawyers do not deny that chism killed and raped colleen ritzer in an attack that began in a girls bathroom, but they argue he was hearing voices, he was mentally ill. >> when phillip chism followed ms. colleen ritzer into that bathroom, he was not himself. he was not the kind, smart, 14-year-old boy. he was totally and absolutely responding to the terrible commands that were in his head. >> but prosecutor kate mcdougal
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this was a premeditated killing, that chism knew exactly what he was doing in the halls of danvers high and by bringing a box cutter to school and finally, using a recycling bin to move ritzer to woods behind the school where her body was violated with a tree branch. mcdougal also raised the possibility that colleen ritzer's survived the initial bathroom attack only to be killed in the woods. >> i am not going to stand here and tell you there is nothing wrong with phillip chism. how could i? but i am going to submit that there is overwhelming evidence in this case beyond any reasonable doubt that phillip chism was not suffering from a mental disease or defect. >> this is a copy of the verdict slip that the jury will take into deliberations. this is just for the first degree murder charge. the jury can find phillip chism not guilty, guilty of the offenses charged, guilty of second degree if it doesn't find him guilty or first, or not guilty by reason of lack of
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that is the insanity defense. no verdict today. the jury will be back to work at 9:00 a.m. in the morning. in salem, bob ward, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: and to echo bob's words, when the jurors reach a verdict, fox 25 will alert you on our news app. we will also bring you live coverage right here on the air. >> now to a live look at the radar. 9 rain isn't here yet, but it won't be long before it arrives. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is here with an updated timeline of whether it comes and when it >> kevin: everybody going out around town in boston, worcester, manchester, new hampshire, an southern vermont, staying dry, but here comes heavy rain. i'm tracking it through central new york and eastern new york, so oswego utica, it's advanced farther to the east and we can use the albany new york doppler radar, getting a real good picture of the heavy rain. you can tell by the yellow and orange. our live storm tracker radar coming down to the towns, show you what's going on out here and all of the heavy rain is moving toward the northeast at 55 miles per hour.
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is here and push it off to the northeast at 55 miles per hour and you're going to see, it's going to hit albany by 6:52 a.m. fitchburg by 9:22 p.m. i'm going to put more time lines together on this argues was -- as we update it throughout the evening. there's more rain to the south and well. this will go all night long and the first part of your morning drive. i'll track it hour-by-hour for you so you can see what you're dealing with later tonight and first thing in the morning. >> mark: it will be raining when the fox 25 begins. start your day with shiri spears' updated forecast. the fox 25 gets started at 4:00 a.m. >> vanessa: a taunton man pleading not guilty in a crash that left a well known stoughton businessman dead. 33-year-old michael burns was under the influence of drugs when he hit joseph brady friday night as brady was crossing the street in front of his christmas tree lot on park street. brady later died of his injuries.
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bail. prosecutors say he has a long driving and criminal record. >> mark: the man accused of shooting three people in revere is being held without bail tonight. michael deleon stood out of sight in court. he's charged with murder in the shooting -- of a 35-year-old mother of key, christie johnson and 66-year-old peter peterari. prosecutors say deleon shot three people on wade street last week. one of the victims family members says he was engaged. >> vanessa: that driver said he was trying to make a delivery on men den street in worcester, when two men approached him, one of them carrying a gun. they took off with his money. if you know anything about this robbery, you are asked to call worcester police. two boston firefighters taken to the hospital today after being hurt in this fire. flames broke out at the thornton place home in roxbury this morning. everyone inside was panel to make it out safely.
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the investigation in to what started the fire is ongoing. also new at 6:00 p.m., a little boy left alone on a school bus, and tonight, fox 25 is speaking with the driver, only fox 25. >> mark: the bus driver says the boy fell asleep and he forgot all about limb. malini basu is live in lawrence where the driver is apologizing. >> the reporter: mark and vanessa, we spoke to that bus driver about 45 minutes ago. the bus driver, he himself is father of two and he was nearly in tears while telling us his side of the story. we spoke with him 45 minutes ago. this is video of the bus, nunez transportation and this is where that little boy was left on the bus this morning for 45 minutes or so over on prospect street and it was thanks to a woman who was passing by, she saw the little boy, he's only five years opened, she immediately called 911. the caller told police the little boy was scared and crying. the driver, jose nunez, tells fox 25 exclusively of the little
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of this was just a big mistake. >> i feel so sorry about it, and thank you to give this job to me, and that's not going to >> the reporter: tonight, lawrence police tell us this was ra misdemeanor and he could possibly face reckless endanger "mlb tonight" charges. we are being woulding -- endangerment charges. we are working on getting the 911 call and reaction of the 5-year-old boy's mother. live in lawrence, malini basu, fox 25 news. >> mark: tonight, the patriots are back where they used to be, as far as being on top of the a.f.c., that's for sure, but it could be a costly 1 as four more players were sidelined with injuries. sports director tom leyden with an update. >> we're keeping an eye on the health unit, awaiting word garrett blount to appeared to be the most injured. mccourt's ankle injury should not keep him off the field for too long.
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the pats are back on track and back atop the a.f.c. once again, the top seed after a 27-6 win over the texans. rob gronkowski's return, sparked the patriots offense, and new england is back in the post-season once again and they can clinches afc east if the dolphins lose to the giants tonight in miami. >> it was satisfying to come out here and get that win. this team. that's all we wanted to do, come back out, get on the winning track again, and we did that. >> we fought hard. i thought defense played incredible. offensively, we took advantage of some scoring opportunities and didn't make really any big mistake, so that was pretty important. >> from here the focus shifts to tennessee. the titans come to town this sunday, should be a win for the pats and now that they are back on top of the a.f.c., you would think they would want to stay there. 11-2 through 13 games though. not to bad. tom leyden, fox 25 news. >> mark: a local man is accused of making a bad example. >> vanessa: what police say she
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11-year-old next to her and the other troubling discovery they made in the car. >> mark: a women held for years for killing her husband could walk free tomorrow and tonight the victim's family is sending out a warning. >> vanessa: a woman hit and killed, while trying to cross the street. police say the driver stopped to see what happened, then kept going. the missing key evidence that has poli mornings. wonderful, crazy mornings. we figure you probably don't have time to wait on hold. that's why at xfinity we're hard at work, building new apps
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>> mark: right now, police are trying to find the driver who hit and killed this woman while she was trying to cross the
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investigators athe driver stopped to see what happened and got back in the car and kept on going. >> vanessa: stephanie quinn knew shows us the big challenge detectives face as they try to piece this together. >> i don't understand why someone would leave a human being laying in the middle of the road. >> 78-year-old woman died from her injuries after she was hit by a car on december 3. there is video from that night. quincy place say the woman was crossing the street before 4:45 p.m. tethering of bergen parkway and dimmic street. >> the victim was wearing puffy winter clothing, so we believe there would be minimal damage to the car, possibly denting or scratching. >> police are looking for a black boxy station wagon, possibly a volume sew. volume -- volvo. what makes this more tragic is the driver got out of the car to see what happened and drove off. >> this one ratchets it up just a little bit more because of the indifference of the driver. >> the reporter: witnesses describe the driver as a man, about 50 years old, wearing a dark jacket and played pants.
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morrissey told us the city doesn't have traffic cameras that could help show where that car went and surveillance cameras from business ins that area haven't helped. >> so far, we've come up with nothing. >> the reporter: police are asking anyone with information or surveillance video from that area to contact them. i would like to bring it to a closure, and for the family involved. >> the reporter: again, there were people who actually saul the hit-and-run happen, but police say they were so focused on helping the victim, they weren't able to take down a license plate number. we've also put the description of the driver and the car on our web site, along with the rest of the story at stephanie quinu, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: police on the cape want your help if an armed robbery investigation. a pan went into the brewster farms market on route 6a in brewster, pointed a handgun at the clerk and grabbed money out of the cash drawer. k-9 units tracked the man heading east, but were not able to make an arrest. if you recognize him, please contact the brewster police. >> mark: portsmouth, new hampshire police want to know if
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they are sharing these surveillance photos with us. if you recognize her, give portsmouth police a call. >> kevin: so far, it's been all clouds and fog out there today, but rain just getting into picture. we'll zip over there and take a closer look at the heavy rain that's coming through eastern new york. there's even been lightning showing up and we'll soon into the albany doppler radar site. actually a lightning strike right here, out to the west of kingston, new york and i-80 thruway. not a lot on out there, but there have been a couple. not impossible that we see a couple of thunderstorms trying to make their way in to here tonight. that's a lower probability because of timing of this, but clearly. i backed off just a bit so we could take this front edge here. push it off to the northeast, at about 50, 55 miles per hour now. and puts it in worcester by 8:14 p.m. this evening.
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keene, new hampshire, 8:00 p.m. rutland, 7:33 p.m. vermont, 7:30 p.m. worcester, avilla 8:00 p.m. and keep going toward boston and the north shore in the 9:00 p.m. hour. south shore, likely in the 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. hour. this is the extent of this front, stretching from canada all the way down to washington, d.c., as it pushes toward us, so we're not going to miss any of this this. depends on which shower you get stuck in, the heavier ones clearly will bring you more rain. this is the futurecast timeline, 8:00 p.m., taking it into the berkshires, heavy rains, albany new york and there's worcester with some of western new york county seeing the rain make their way in. southern vermont hand new hampshire, heavy rain. boston during the 10:00 p.m. hour especially and there you are in the south shore getting into it about the same time. not done with the rape yet after that first burst. plenty of shower activity behind it, more heavy rain during the 11:00 p.m. to midnight hour tonight and after midnight, sore
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we start to wane after 2:00 p.m. heavy showers back here that have to come on through. so after 4:00 p.m., shiri will be guiding you through the last of these showers coming through on the fox 25 morning newscast and finally drying behind those. the other problem tonight is the dense fog out there and in some spots, it's down to a quarter mile visibility, which to you is when you're driving, not seeing very far ahead of you. that dense fog advisory goes until midnight. that was updated by the national weather service about a half half-hour ago. norwood, 50 degrees. with the cloudy skies and winds coming in from the south, that temperature is going to be rising overnight tonight. same for boston. portsmouth, new hampshire forks 8 degrees, with some showers, a couple sprinkles around, but the heavier rain still could come, you're going up into the 50's. everybody's temperature rising a bit as the night wears on and the front pushes toward you. considering the day, warmest temperatures during its morning and start to wane in the i expect the temperatures to
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sun later on in the day. high temperatures tomorrow back into worcester county. 53 worcester to auburn. upper 40's, spencer to petersham. north shore, temperatures in the 50's. topsfield and -- jo, mid 50's and cape cod, in the 50's as well. 55 falmouth and 56 for you in chatham tomorrow afternoon. sunshine abounds on wednesday. we'll see that in the seven-day forecast here and the other issue i wanted to point out for tomorrow, it says windy right there. that's because there's a wind advisory from the national weather service for tomorrow. it starts at 11:00 a.m. in the morning, goes until 6:00 p.m. in the evening and the danger is for wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, could cost localized damage and look at that cooldown, touching more on that coming up. >> vanessa: president obama wants you to know the effort to fight terrorism is stronger than ever. next at 6:00 p.m., the promise
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>> vanessa: tonight, president obama is calling out isis. >> mark: he's also assuring americans the effort to take the terrorists is intensifying. >> isil is dug in, including in urban areas, and they hide behind civilians. using defenseless men, women and children, as human shields. so even as we're relentsless, we have to be smart, target isil surgically with precision. >> vanessa: the commander-in-chief's comments came during a rare trip to the pentagon today. >> mark: justin gray shows us
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to eliminate isis. >> the reporter: normally the pentagon's top brass comes to president obama at the white house, but today, he went to the pentagon where he said, its u.s. is hitting isis "harter than ever." the president's full national security team, including the vice-president and secretaries of defense and state convening at the pentagon. president obama calling it a status update on the fight against isis. >> as question squeeze its heart, we'll neighboring it harder for isil top pump its propaganda and terror to the rest of the world. >> president obama says the u.s. dropped more bombs on isis targets in november than any previous months. >> we are hitting isil harder than ever. coalition aircraft, fighters, bombers an drones have been increasing the pace of airstrikes, nearly 9 thousands as of todayism. but president obama acknowledged it's still not enough. he said, that, progress needs to keep coming faster. >> the point is, isil leaders cannot hide and our next message to them is simple -- you are next. >> the reporter: president obama
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of defense ash carter to the middle east to try to round up more contributions to the military effort to defeat isis and at the same time, secretary kerry is on his way to russia, to discuss isis' strategy with leaders there. reporting in washington, justin gray, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: social media sites are a recruitment tool for terrorists. now the u.s. government is trying to take the fight against extremism to the web. tomorrow, the u.s. house of representatives is likely to approve a plan to require new steps to knock terrorists off line. the bill would require president obama, order an evaluation of how social media is used to radicalize people. the president would then have six months to give congress a strategy for countering terrorist use of social media. >> terrorists november the benefits of social media. social media is easy to use, it's free and it reaches every one in the world. >> vanessa: supporters of the bill requiring a social media
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approval early next year. >> mark: solemn day of remembrance in sandy hook, connecticut. flags flew at half-staff in honor of the students and educators killed. this is the first time the date fell on a school day. a new sandy hook elementary hook school is set to open next fall at the site where the previous school was demolished after the shooting. gun buy back program turning out for a big success. 271 guns if total were turned over at goods for guns, events at supermarkets across the area. among them were 103 rifles, 143 semi-automatic weapons, traded in for supermarket gift cards depending on the type of weapon. >> vanessa: a local mother is accused of driving drunk and crashing her car with her 11-year-old child in the passenger seat. next at 6:00 p.m., were why that wasn't the only disturbing discovery police made. >> mark: what we're learning about the people who couldn't escape the smoke from a house fireman.
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>> >> vanessa: the warning a local family has about the woman who
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releas >> vanessa: taking at our top stories. jurors will return to deliberate in the phillip chism murder trial. jurors emerged from three hours of deliberation around 4:00 p.m. with no verdict. this after an emotional morning of closing arguments.
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danvers high school in 2013. fox 8 live will alert you and breaking in to programming, as soon as a jury reaches a verdict in the trial. the disciplinary process now underway for the operator of the run away redline mbta train. we learned david vasquez had a three year employment gap during list 28 years at the mbta. vasquez faces disciplinary action for its run away redline that traveled five miles without an operator before being stopped short of the j.f.k. stop. officials are still trying to determine exactly what mistakes the station without an operator. >> aren't to, wmur news 9 investigates, has learned a woman held for years in the stabbing data death of her husband could be released tomorrow. the woman was held for psychiatric concerns. the family reached out to us and are very concerned the killer could walk free. >> the reporter: this crime happened in february of 2003 in jamaica plains. soon after the stabbing, the wife of the victim was ruled mentally incompetent.
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environment ever since, but now, that may be changing. steven reid was 39 when he was killed. sarah navaro was arrested and police reported finding reid dead on the floor and navarro covered in blood. it has been nearly 13 years since that crime and now this case is set to come back to court tomorrow morning for a bench trial. the victim's family believes the suspect is now claiming to no longer be mentally incompetent and they fear what will happen next. i met with them this afternoon at their home in douglas and they told me they just wants justice and to relive all of this again is heartbreaking. >> people say, time heals, but healing for us, because we're back in the same position we were in going through it all over again. and it's an ache. just a heartache. >> analysts tell me a judge will likely hear the case tomorrow and decide if there's a trial. this goes back though to an
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looked into back in may. we found records for the state which showed since 2004, 1 162 men and women had been committed after being found found not guilty by reason of insanity. i talked to our legal analyst about how this happened and to make sure the community's safety is not in jeopardy. i'll have much more on this in our 10:00 p.m. newscast. >> mark: in may, fox 25 did a special investigation about dozens of criminally insane released to massachusetts without guaranteed supervision. if you would like to see our full investigation, go to our web site, and click on fox 25 investigates under the news tab. >> vanessa: tonight a local mother is in trouble. police say she drove drunk with her 11-year-old child in the passenger seat, then crashed. thankfully, no one was hurt, but as fox 25's katherine burcham reveals, it's what police discovered inside the woman's car that's equally upsetting. >> police tell me tonight that
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other relatives, while social services investigates the conditions add his home while police say neither he for his mother were seriously hurt. but rebecca put their lives at risk. >> you have a child under the age of 16 that has no child in the matter. >> police say an then-year-old boy was by his perogi's side friday night when she took a wild ride through m.v.p., crashing her car here on union street. neighbors neighbors heard the bang, and immediately called 911. >> they realized there were signs and symptoms of someone being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. >> the womb and her son walked away from the accidents with just bumps and bruises, but inside her car, they found prescription pills, marijuana, is and heroin. ry card was arrested and charged with aggravated dwi and felony child endangerment.
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and short-term adverse effects of addition involve not just the person that's using, but their immediate family members. members. >> recard will face drug possession charges, she is free on bond tonight. she will face a judge later this months. in manchester, katherine burcham, fox 25 news. >> mark: now to a live look at the radar. as you can see, the rain is starting to cross into the western part of the state. a lot of rain in new york. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is here to show us whether it arrives. >> kevin: that rain is definitely on the way and it's on its way into western massachusetts right now, mark, so we'll be tracking in very closely. live storm tracker ray dear, find from the albany doppler rain is. lots of yellow and orange showing up in here. not seeing the lightning strikes, but still a possibility downpours. i'll widen this out. the leading edge of it right here around albany, new york, pushing northeastward 55 miles per hour, puts it into rutland about 7 7:30 p.m.
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this evening and worcester, just after 8:00 p.m. and then it's off to the east, right through 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. tonight from worcester to boston, north shore, south shore, southern new hampshire, all be getting into it and this rain extends from canada, down to the delmarva peninsula and d.c. we'll be tracking this all night long overnight and in to the morning hours. future cast shows that rain coming in to worcester by 8:00 p.m. this evening in to boston across the state 9:00 p.m. and sting throughout the night. we'll keep tracking that hour-by-hour and talk about the two advisories that are already in place. >> vanessa: investigators have released the identities of two people killed in a house fire on burn coat street. this is new information to a breaking story we brought you last night on the fox 25 news at 10:00 p.m. heather hegedus learned more about the victims today. >> the reporter: by all account, it seems this brother and sister were always together. they lived in this home together for 40 years, took care of each other, never had any children, and didn't have many living relatives, and that's why,
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their best to honor the pair. >> blood is thicker than water. stick with your loved ones. >> with tears in her eyes, amy came to leave flowers at this home where last night, a brother and sister were killed. >> 85-year-old mary grace, and her brother, 71-year-old nicholas, died after the fire broke out in the living room on the first floor of their home. another neighbor, yvonne latino tells us the elderly pair had lived here for years, originally with their late parents. >> they were just very quiet, they didn't bother anybody. they were very nice people. david sally used to walk his children to school by the home on burncoat street if worcester's green coat air y. the fire broke out before 8:00 p.m. laslo night. when firefighters arrived, the home was filled with smoke and mary and nicholas were unconscious. firefighters tried their best to save them but the pair was pronounced dead in the hospital.
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health problems, but stayed by one another, it would appear, until the very end. >> he had a hard time talking and she wasn't well. >> neither one of them would have been able to run out of the home? >> no. i don't think they could have got out like that. >> the home has tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage now. crews have boarded it up. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. firefighters don't think it's suspicious. neighborhood tells me that the brother did like to smoke. firefighters tell me it's not clear if a cigarette might have caused this fire, but they haven't ruled it out yet. reporting in worcester, heather hegedus, fox 25. >> mark: investigators are looking into the calls of the fast moving fire that caused damage to an apartment complex in southbridge. the flames have residents running for their lives on sunday. the complex was lit by the springfield tornadoes back in 2011. people who live in -- live rather, there, tell us it was rebuilt to a stronger codes, which may have saved lives. >> vanessa: a new hampshire man accused of trying to burn his
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judge today he's been suicidal. justin cain dumped gasoline on the back side of his mother's salem home after they got into an argument. prosecutors argued for high bail, saying cain is on probation already, and that the marine veteran is suffering from ptsd poses a danger to the community. a judge set cain's bail at $50,000. >> mark: five car yarberry in new hampshire, lands ago massachusetts woman under arrest for drunk driving. the crash happened last night on the everett turnpike in nashua. four cars and a tractor-trailer were involved and the vehicles were strewn across the highway. 26-year-old amanda lutz of lawrence was arrested and charged with drunk driving, due in court next month. >> vanessa: boston university taking action in the wake of the sexual assault allegations againstx:,``r comedian, bill cosby. b.u. trustees voting to revoke cosbyaries honorary degree saying if a statement his treatment of women brought significant and lasting discredit upon himself, and was inconsistent with the school's values.
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allegations and has not been charged with a crime. >> janet torques police are still looking for the man who backed into a woman while she was with her two young daughters in chelsea sunday he see. police gave us these pictures of the car involved in the hit-and-run on saturday. police say the car backed into the mother on broadway and second street and took off. a witness says the mom tried to keep her daughters from being hurt. the mother and darcy were hospitalized but are expected to be ok. chelsea police are investigating a crash that snapped a utility pole in half. crews began cleaning up the members. the chelsea fire department tweeting that a tractor-trailer hit the pole the a broadway and williams street around 10:00 p.m. sunday night. so far, police have not said what happened to the driver of the truck. >> vanessa: kids in worcester will soon be able to get a jump start on their college funds. starting next year, kindergarteners in worcester public school will be given $50 to start a college savings account. it's parts of a new program called, seed ma. straight treasure den goalberg says she's hoping to make the
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state in the future. >> mark: a study showed the number of teachers has fallen, while the number of students in grades k-12 has gone up. the good news for new england students in massachusetts, spending is up about 2%. >> vanessa: political leaders in new hampshire are signing a pledge to help young children in the state. governor maggie hassan and the state's entire delegation has signed a pledge to new hampshire's children, calling for public and private programs. >> mark: holiday display is shining bright tonight, thanks to a kind stranger, for 25 years, the family has lit up their homes in lester and this weekend, more than 30 east of fresno hundred people stopped by causing a traffic jam. lights, because they couldn't get police detail to direct traffic. but someone paid for 1, so tonight the lights are back on for everyone to enjoy,. >> vanessa: the holiday season
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donors across the area, according to the salvation army. they've been finding more valuables in the red kettles in present days from engagement rings in boston and framingham to a vintage watch and emerald jewelry in swampscott, to valuable silver dollars in woburn, salem and lowell. donations are down from last year. the charity is hoping to raise $3.4 million. >> mark: going to be out there ringing the bell on thursday. downtown crossing, i'll be out there from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. >> vanessa: drones have had several close calls with passenger planes. >> mark: they're also one of the top telling christmas gifts this year. that's why the f.a.a. is sending a warning to everyone who has one or might get one under the tree. next at 6:00 p.m., why drone owners will have to register their aircraft and how much it will cost. plus -- >> he gave you gave his life for you, for me and everybody in this country and my feeling is we should kill
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>> vanessa: the special >> mark: drones are speck to be one of the hottest holiday gifts this year and tonight the f.a.a. has a message for anyone who has one or gets one. >> vanessa: get it registered. fox 25's jacqueline feld shows us why and how much it will cost you. >> the reporter: just in time for the holiday season, drone sales are expected to soar. the obama administration announced a drone registry after an increase in pilots reported
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about amateur operators flying recklessly. drone owners will be required to put their names, home addresses and email aye addresses with the f.a.a. >> we're encouraging people to be good citizens. this is about doing the right thing and being responsible. >> register your drone on line beginning december 21. here's the deal. if you bought a drone before that date, you have until february 19th to register it. if you buy one after, you have to register it before you have put it up in the air. this virginia man bought a drone for his son last year. he told me, he'd get rid of the device before he told the federal government he had a drone. >> i don't want to register with the government on that. i don't think i should have to. so it's in our backyard. >> it will cost drone owners $5 to register. drone advocates object to any fee or tax for fear enthusiasts and hobbyists won't get on board. the f.a.a. is waiving the charge for the first 30 days, beginning christmas week. in washington, jack license plate number feld, fox 25 news.
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soldier is hoping to preserve his memory with a local park. the tone of drakette has set waterfront park. the plan is for a dock, greenspace and seating areas. now it's time for fund raising, the park is estimated to cost $500,000. the mother of army specialist matthew boulet say it's what her son deserves. >> he gave his life for you, for me, and for everybody in this country. and my feeling is that we should kill him, that he meant skuicih. skuicih. -- meant something. me account. we have a link on our web site, >> vanessa: the unofficial mascot of the boston police s.w.a.t. team has disappeared. new at 10:00 p.m. tonight, we'll tell you why the cat is so important, not only to police, but also to the public. >> kevin: it's getting closer. you have the clouds and fog, you about look at the rain creeping up on us for tonight.
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massachusetts. heavy rain through the capital district of new york now and extends southward through the hudson valley and in to northern jersey, northwestern jersey, specifically. here is the live storm tracker doppler radar up close an personal. look how the yellow and orange advanced even farther to the east into albany now. we were tracking it back here. there was lightning strikes back here, to the southern portion of this picture, but no more lightning strikes at least for the time being. i'll keep tracking it to let you know if they appear. here's the leading edge of it tracking off to the northeast at 55 miles an hour. it's really hauling. this brings it into the hartford springfield area after 7:00 p.m. this evening. water bury, vermont, springfield, keene just about 8:00 p.m. worcester, just after 8:00 p.m. providence to boston, inch i-95 evening. everybody is going to get rain out of this, at the very least, get into a heavier shower, you'll get more rain of course, that stands to reason. good news is the snowy part or the bad news if you love snow is
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we are in the mild air for sure. this is the future cast data showing the rain coming in here. 8:30 p.m., it stretches from southwest new hampshire, southern vermont, worcester connecticut and rhode island. push it forward into boston, between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at 10:00 p.m., i'll be with you tracking where the heaviest rain is falling at that time there and there will be downpours. south shore, 11:00 p.m. news and midnight, heavier rain coming across cape cod and the islands with our high resolution futurecast data showing that. the clouds will stick around, spotty showers and more showers developing to the west and coming through just in time for the beginning of your morning commute. shiri spear will be tracking those for your morning drive tomorrow. hinds those showers, we'll start to see drying and some sunshine appearing, but here's your other concern. tonight at least through midnight, a dense fog advisory is in place and there's the visibilities by miles. a quarter mile visibility in worcester. quarter mile in portsmouth.
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dense fog makes it hard to see on the roadways. plymouth, 55 degrees. temperature will actually rise a few more degrees overnight tonight with the fog and cloud sitting in place and with the arrival of the rain. boston, 48 degrees at this hour and by the time the bruins came over, 50's going up towards 60 by the morning drive. how about that. mild to start your day for sure. and whether the sun comes out, you'll feel that, but some cooler air starts to filter in during the afternoon. sprinkles to the forth but most of us will see mostly sunny skies in southern new england through the afternoon tomorrow with clearing later on tomorrow night. here's some of the high temperatures for you tomorrow. 49 laconia. 51 concord, new hampshire and 53 in salem, new hampshire. back through worcester county, worcester, 53. douglas, 52. milford, at 54. essex county, north shore, beverly 54 and lynn at 55 degrees. now look, lots of sunshine through wednesday as well. ists going to be a real nice day, slightly cooler air will be in place for your wednesday afternoon. here's your seven day forecast,
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point out for -- thing i wanted to point out is windy, 59 degrees to start the day, but windy conditions make it feel cooler. wind advisory 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and gusts to 50 miles per hour possible. your weekend always in few. pay close attention to this. what a dropoff in temperatures. 38 degrees saturday for a high and i'm expecting flurries too. >> the pats are back atop the a.f.c., but there are fans with some concerns. the injuries continue to pile up. i'll have the latest from foxborough and a decision from major league baseball on pete
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will he or won't >> 27-6 patriots win in houston, highlighted by the return of rob gronkowski, but powered by a defensive effort that was largely unheralded. if you cannot score against the pats, you are not going to win. even tom brady, recognized how big the defensivest was last
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i think as part of complementary football and you have to play to your strengths. certainly the defense the last four, five weeks has been incredible. good when they're on the field. you don't think about that, but our defense has done such a great job, on the short field, on the muffed punts, they had a couple fourth down stops. just a great job. >> we are keeping an eye on the injuries. will be garrett blount may be the one player you should be concerned about. he left the game in the second quarter, also did not come back. bill belichick said too early to tell on blount on dominic easily who were also hurt last night. andy dalton, the bengals quarterback who injured his thumb in the loss to the stealers. it is possible according to reports today that dalton might be able to return in time for the post-season assuming the bengals qualified. that was a foregone conclusion before sunday's game.
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away under center. how do things stand in the a.f.c.? here are the top five teams. the pats back on top at 11-2. bengals and broncos took one on its chin yesterday. they dropped below new england. kansas city, in the sixth spot after a win over tennessee yesterday. so the pete rose saga continues and the message from the new commissioner is of the same message that rose has herds from every other commissioner since he was suspended important 25 years ago. rob manford will not reinstate rose to the game of baseball, making it clear he does not wants pete to influence young players, based on the fact that he still bets on the game. among other reasons. however, it was pointed out by manford that the issue related to the hall of fame is split from today's dee decision and it is possible another panel could review his eligibility and determine if they would like to put rose on the ballot for the hall of fame some time in the future.
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see reason that -- honored serena williams. holding all four majors at the same time after she won wimbledon this year. the first active tennis player to win the honor since chris everett won it back in 1976. a long time but very deserving. i think she's the greatest female tennis player of all times. >> and amazing legs. >> kevin: look, rain moving in tonight, tracking that visonette very closely. temperatures are rising and that rain should be gone by the morning drive. you'll have the latest timeline hour-by-hour for that and the cooldown by the weekend. i think we're doing for a cooldown and snow flurries. >> vanessa: i'm excited about it. absolutely. >> need to get that shopping spirit going here. >> vanessa: i'm not worried about it. >> mark: i am. >> kevin: i understand that.
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>> vanessa: we'll see you catch holiday-cookie cheer on the tip of your tongue with dunkin' donuts' holiday- cookie-flavored coffees. after 12:00 p.m., enjoy any medium latte or macchiato for $1.99.
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