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van right here on fox25, a young boy left alone on a school van for nearly an hour. the driver of that van explains how to happened as police decide if he should be charged. new this morning, the operator of the runaway train is speaking out through his lawyer. why his attorney says his client is now under a doctor's care. plus, commuters listen up, if you don't have an e-zpass charge. charge.
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starts right right now, this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody, it is 5:00 on this tuesday morning, december 15. we appreciate you being with us this morning. i am gene lavanchy. underwood. rainy all night long, but the bigger story is how warm it is out there it feels great, shiri. you said it was warmer in boston than la, atlanta, dallas and new orleans? >> shiri: you can add to the list kishingz -- kibing albuquerque and phoenix. we are behind it cooler air arrives an not like we go from 60 in boston and jump all the way up to 70 in afterupper 50s way up to 70 in afterupper 50s. 63 in norwood. 62 in plymouth believe it or not and 6 not and 61 degrees at 3:00 which by far the high temperature for the day. here we have a pretty sloppy set-up north and west of boston. southeastern massachusetts but
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you will find it misty. you will find it foggy this morning 37 morning. look how quickly futurecast pulls this to our end. 7 a.m. most of the showers are gone. based on what i am seeing and the trends that i am seeing, could hang on until 7:30 to 8:00 at the latest. after that we brighten up middle of the day upper 50s. afternoon highs the upper 50s. it disturbance partly sunny. turns real windy as well. the latest on those winds coming up. but now over to julie grauert with live drive time traffic. >> julie: shiri, good morning. things are looking good route 1495 and andover and make -- route 1, 495 and andover and making your way. pike looks -- well, we lost the fog. it was a foggy shot a moment ago. i will check that i will check that shot for you, 25 minutes on the pike from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 23 minutes from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. gene and sara, back to you.
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a 5-year-old is left alone on a school van for nearly an hour, and the driver is telling fox25 it is just a huge mistake. >> gene: but police are trying to decide if the driver should be charged in this. the driver has an emotional apology. >> reporter: the boy is 5 years old and police in lawrence are looking into this lawrence are looking into this. the bus driver spoke only to fox25. the boy was all alone on the bus when he headed to day care bus when he headed to day care. he was picked up from his house by a private hired bus driver and fell asleep. the driver never double checked to see if everyone got off and a woman passing the bus on prospect street saw the little boy and called 911. the bus driver is a single father of two who said he feels absolutely terrible about the whole thing. >> one mistake. the little boy fell down to
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i saw that he went to school. and i went home and and that happened. i feel so sorry about that. >> the little boy was alone for 45 minutes and the bus driver could face child endangerment charges. live in lawrence, jessica reyes, fox25 news. this morning an attorney for the driver for the driver who lost control of a red line train says his client is sick because of all the stress surrounding the incident. morning, david vasquez's lawyer said he missed a disciplinary hearing yesterday because his doctor told him too he got out to secure a switch and he did not set the brake sending the train with no one at the controls. his attorney said my client has a long good record with the mbta driving those trains
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them as safely as possible. it is horrible this guy is under an immense amount of stress. he cares deeply about people and he cares deeply for his passengers and the accusations are difficult for him. meanwhile, questions raised how the mbta updated information about that runaway on that. what's going on. >> fox25 obtaining that radio transition between braintree and transit police where braintree police tell the transit police about the incident. >> they sent us a statement and said it is protocol and they learned about a minute later. another big question, why the public wasn't given information until three and a half hours until after the consistent. >> spwuchbt issues we can look at during the investigation is should we have communicated with the broader public in a different way? >> a full report on the investigation is expected out before the next week or two
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every new development. tonight the republican candidates will have their final debate of 2015. nine candidates will be on stage. front runner donald trump will be in the center flanked by his closest challengers, ted cruz and ben carson. the first time that trump is questioned by his rivals of his call to ban muslims from entering the u.s. new polls show that the comment has not comment has not trump's support among republicans. he holds a huge lead over cruz and carson. new procedures for screening the social media activity for foreigners applying to u.s. visas, the wife involved in the mass shootings in california talked about supports isis on her facebook page. tashfeen malik sent two private messages saying she hoped to join the fight for isis one day.
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applying for a visa. a new push to fight back against terror groups who use social media to radicalized. they are likely to approve plans to knock those terrorist plans to knock those terrorists offline. the bill will require president obama to order an evaluation of how social media is used. the president will have six months of countering terrorism use of social media. a massachusetts school of students with disabilities is now under investigation. prosecutors say state police are looking into abuse allegations at the full allegations at the full-service community school, a public school in holyoke. last week a nonprofit group released a report saying that students were punched and restrained for long periods of time. the school has hired a new principal. 5:07. a plan to eliminate toll booths from the mass pike is facing opposition. electronic willing to is used on the tobin bridge. mass dot is set to get rid of toll takers on the pike in
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anyone without an e jesus pass will face a surcharge for the pay by plate system. the herald reports that some state representatives brothery state representatives brotheryed this will force riders to get an easy pass this they say is an intrusion of privacy. the state haven't decided how much that will be. a mother and her teenaged son are heading to court. both are accused of attacking his neighbor as he looked at a christmas tree. jim serafus telling fox25 that he was admiring his veteran he was admiring his veteran-themed tree ben his upstairs neighbors suddenly attacking him. the teen came to him with a pair of scissors. >> he opened the scissors that caused me to have defense i have wounds on my hands. i have deep cuts on three of my fingers. >> the victim said there have been ongoing dispute over issues that include dleeng up after a dog. he was also charged with violating a protection order involving his neighbors. this morning a suspected child rape
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the state's most wanted list. john monroe was arrested in september on several charges of the alleged rape of a girl under the age of 10. monroe was supposed to wear a gps bracelet and removed it in october and disappeared. his car was later found in hull. brewster police are looking for this man caught on camera robbing a store. police were called to the brewster farms market on sunday around 7:00. the man bought something and when the clerk opened a door he pulled out a handgun. the suspect is accused of reaching in, taking cash and taking off. a brother and sister who died in a worcester fire were very close. 85-year-old grace and her brother nicholas died at a fire in their burncoat street home. fox25 was there as investigators returned to the scene. both siblings had a hard time walking. neighbors said it seemed like they stayed with each other until the very end.
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a new hampshire man accused of trying to burn his house down told a judge he has been suicidal. police say justin cain dumped gasoline on the back porch of his mother's home after an argument. prosecutors want a high bail saying cain is a marine veteran that suffers from ptsd and poses a danger to the community. a judge set his bail at $50,000. police are reviewing new information of a deadly hit-and-run in quincy, a 78-year-old woman was killed while crossing the parkway on december 3. police now say a man in his 50s was the driver of the car that hit her. we are told the vehicle was a black station wagon, possibly a volvo. it had front end damage. officers also say the driver got out of the vehicle after the crash, looked at the victim, then drove off. this morning an investigation is under way in the death of a woman hit by a commuter rail train in ashland commuter rail train in
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the area cherry street and tilton avenue. a woman in her 50s was trespassing and walking illegally on the tracks when she was hit. transit police and the da's office are investigating. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. seven minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to columbia road. shiri. >> shiri: right now if you were leaving house. really warm. we are dressing for the 50s and 60s. yes, you heard me right. 57 degrees. rain has arrived back in boston. 57 at 6 a.m. by 7:00, 56. that will be the end of the rain. after that i am going to time out the increasing winds next. the first full school day of deliberation in the phillip chism trial. what legal analysts say could lead to lengthy deliberations. >> and a consumer group is raising questions about the biggest used car dealership in the country. the staggering number of vehicles for sale that are the
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(coffee being poured into a cup.) save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia. great tasting, zero-calorie sweetness from the stevia leaf. 5:14. rology shiri spear. rain coming in western massachusetts and continuing for the next hour and a half, two hours and picking up with moderate rain in norwood and medway and the boston area through groton and littleton. a consumer watchdog group says the biggest used car dealership in the country is
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during a recent visit to the carmax lot in north attleboro, they found 17% of vehicles had open resource. the founder of the safety institute study was able to buy this 2012 jeep in the north attleboro location. it has three recalls on it. he said the carmax associate told him about the problems when he asked, but he think carmax should fix the recalls before any vehicle is sold before any vehicle is sold.these are not insignificant problems. they are real problems that federal law. >> sara: carmax said they provide vehicle. >> he shivbing information about open recalls to every customer prior to purchasing a used vehicle. mr. cain knew about the open recall require to the sale and he purchased it despite having the opportunity to walk away or return the vehicle. a bill currently in congress could make it illegal to sell recalled used cars, but right
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and it is important to note authorized facility authorized facility can use recalls not independent car louisers like carmax. the newest bay state location is in norwood. feds are investigating one of the hottest holiday toys. the consumer pro dust commission is investigating hoverboard fires in ten states plugs and battery plugs and batteries can burst they are testing new hoverboard as well hoverboard as well as the ones involved in the incident. and took down any hoverboards from their web site. anyone with a drone will have to register their devices online at a faa. people will receive a certificate for three years. registration will cost $5. people who don't register their drone can face fines or
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>> julie: what happened to a good old-fashioned set of playing cards, drones, hoverboards, tidley winks should work. looking good into the allston-brighton area. live drive times. 24 minutes on the pike from 495 to mass ave. 10 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 21 minutes on 93 south from 49 21 minutes on 93 south from 495 in andover down to the leverett connector. fox25 stormtracker meteorologist shiri spear joining us. real really warmer than la, la and dallas right now? >> shiri: this is incredible, december 15 december 15. boston at 57 degrees. dallas at 50 degrees. i have got la right now at 50 as well. actually we can take you out right now into the western part of the united states. they are dealing with snow
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it is not going to be snow. these are the weather threats for today. it looks very foggy as well minus the snow. we have fog. we have rain. we have wind that comes into play. winds will be a much bigger issue because these struv really not going to last us all that long and we will find pockets of heavier rain comeen on through during the morning hours and i wanted to time out the tail end of these showers just to give you a feel for how much longer they are going to last. and the tail end of this headed through providence at about 7:06 this morning. boston at 7:24. brockton at 7:30. and 8:01 in plymouth. by 8:00 this morning, showers will be done. you can see we have that pretty wet set-up into the boston area. rain has not just moved in but a moderate rain. you are going to catch heavier downpours out there. 57 degrees. wind only coming in at 6 miles
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and rain couple together at the same time. but as the showers wind down 7:30 in boston. we slowly clear out, brighten up really nicely around lunchtime with temperatures getting back into the upper 50s, and the winds start cranking during the afternoon and i am going to go with a partly cloudy forecast temperature dropping in worcester. 60 degrees now 54. a bit rain-cooled and pull in cooler air. 22 miles per hour. we are getting a little burst of stronger winds right there in worcester. but at 7 a.m., i expect your showers are going to be gone at that point. 52 degrees by 7 a.m. and dry and partly sunny with temperatures likely getting back into the upper 50s. after taking that little dip this morning futurecast there it is. we brighten up by lunchtime and during the afternoon, we bring in couple more clouds and doesn't stay crystal clear today. it turns partly cloudy again
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we are still going to have to put up with the wind. 56 in afternoon in boston and beverly. 57 in plymouth. 52 in worcester. 54 in fitchburg and 55 in nashua. 55 in chatham as well. your wind advisory that starts at 11:00. goes until 6 p.m. and winds gust as high as 50 miles per hour. tonight 30s and 40s back. the wake-up temperatures tomorrow morning. we will wake up to about 40 in boston. and our high is only 45. meager warm-up for your wednesday here. more cloud cover at the coast. i will go with a mostly sunny forecast for most of us on wednesday. thursday, 52 degrees. our next round of rain comes in during the afternoon and the evening hours here. latest indication are southeastern massachusetts is going to get the heaviest rain of that one and very early on friday with a slight chance of a liringing showers at 50 degrees and cooler 39 with flurries on saturday. by sunday, 45 and partly
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in paris a teacher who said he was stabbed by a isis supporter was lying. he claimed to be stabbed in the neck by a man in a hood. we brought this to you as breaking news. cnn said the man admitted to making it up during an interview at the hospital. france is under a state of emergency following the deadly attacks in paris that killed 1 attacks in paris that killed 130 people. they do not know how the teacher was hurt or why he made up the story. a man in new mexico has confessed to killing a 4-year-old girl in a road rage incident. the shooter tony torrez said he was provoked. he said another car cut him off minutes before the incident so when the truck carries 4-year-old lilly garsz cut him off, he said he feared for his life and fired two warning shots into the truck. one killed the little girl. >> i started thinking what if
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somebody was hurt. dead. are you kidding me. it was an accident. i didn't mean to do it. >> sara: torrez pled not guilty to first-degree murder after that interview and he is facing federal gun and drug dealing charges. his trial is set for october of next year. an arrangey sergeant held captive by the taliban. bowe bergdahl admits leaving on purpose and he was captured by the taliban and five years later freed in a controversial exchange for guantanamo detainees. if convicted he faces dishonorable discharge to life in prison. seattle the first city to let uber and lyft drivers to unionized. drivers for these companies are considered independent contractors but a new ordinance in seattle allow all taxi drivers to bargain collectively and applies to uber and lyft drivers as well. a spokesperson didn't comment on the ordinance but did say
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drivers. right now uber and lyft dmrivrs boston cannot unionize. despite a generous gifts filling red kettles across the state, the salvation army says donations are down. the group telling us they are finding more valuable like vintage watches and engagement ring -- by the way red kettles that are being filled with those generous items like what you see here. overall, donations are still down from last year. the charity hopes to raised 3 the charity hopes to raised season. 5 :26 this morning. just in time for christmas travel, good news on the road. gas prices hitting a new low. where drivers will see the biggest impact on their wallet biggest impact on their a woman loses her cool at the driver's - office. the confrontation between the woman and the trooper going viral this morning. 50s and 60s right now with gusty showers and fog. by 5 p.m., only few clouds left. 40s and 50s and windy.
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complete new england coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news this is the fox25 morning news. a little bit of everything to start the day. rain, fog and warm temperatures. this is a live look at boston. kind of super looking out there. good morning, everyone, nice to see you. i am sara underwood. >> i am gene lavanchy.
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a timeline of when the train. when we will trade, that is, rainy and. and here it is, shiri, 5:29 on the 15th day of december. 5:29 a.m. and 57 degrees. >> shiri: can i tell you what it was at 3 a.m., 61 degrees in boston. yes, a very warm start to the day. we have fog out there and fog and rain. too bad we can't enjoy those warmer temperatures because we have got this mess coming on through. and we do have some pockets of heavier, steadier rain. the back end of it through royalton and not looking good. 54 in worcester with moderate rain and along 495 here, you are going to encounter those pockets of more intense rain and you can see the same thing from boston down to milton and down to walpole and mansfield. so temperatures here are very, very warm. check out all the 60s in massachusetts, duxbury at 61 massachusetts, duxbury at 61. hanover at 62.
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just moving into northern portions of the south shore and going to be overspreading the area. the good news is between 7 and 8, it is going to be done. by 7 a.m., this will be the last of your showers at 55 degrees degrees. 57 at noontime, dry, brighter and also becoming very windy later today. i will show you those real windy spots even right now minutes. right now julie grauert is standing by with live, drive time traffic. things are looking quiet out there? >> they are. 1, 93 south and 128 moving you a long with the bright green traffic flows which means volume is very light. pike looking good from framingham through the weston tolls into the allston bright tolls into the allston brighton area. expressway moving along just fine. live drive times. 13 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 23 minutes on 93 south from 49 23 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. 23 minutes on 128 from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls in peabody to the weston tolls. sara and gene, back to you. >> sara: jurors return to the
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the feature of phillip chism. the teen accused of rape the teen accused of raping and killing his math teacher inside danvers high school. catherine parrotta is live at court this morning to explain why the decision could be tough to reach even though both sides admit that he did it, catherine. >> yeah, good morning, sara, a full day of deliberations ahead of them if they need it. the deliberations resume around 9:00 and the jury could go until 4:00 in the afternoon if they don't come back with verdict before then, but the fate of phillip chism is in their hand. the jury got this case around 12:45 yesterday afternoon after both sides made closing arguments and each painted a different picture of 16-year-old quill lip chris imon trial tore raping and murdering his math teacher 24-year-old colleen ritzer in 2013. the jury can find chism guilty or not guilty. it can find him not guilty for
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responsibility which would be the insanity defense. legal analyst brad bailey says deliberation may not be quick because of the aggravated rape charge in particular. >> that will take a lot of time for jurors to sift through and timelines and look at the medical evidence there. even if they have gotten to a quicker consensus on the murder charge, that aggravated rape charge could keep them out for a while. >> reporter: now closing arguments, chism's defense, again, made the chase chism was mentally ill when he committed those crimes. no evidence of mental illness was found and that the acts were premed ate stated. fox25 was in the court room four the closing -- we will hear excerpts from those closing arguments. jessica reyes, fox25 morning news .
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our news app and bring you live coverage right here on the air. also this morning, there is an ongoing investigation in lawrence. a 5-year-old was left alone on a school van for nearly an hour. >> gene: now police are deciding if he should be charged. in lawrence where the driver was telling fox25 it was just a huge mistake. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning, gene. that little boy is 5 years old and that driver could face charges for this. he spoke only for fox25 yesterday. the little boy was left all alone on the bus and he headed to day care yesterday morning. picked up from a private hired that bus. the driver never double checked to make sure everyone had gotten off safely and a woman who passed by the bus later this late this morning on prospect street street saw the little boy by himself and called 911. the bus driver was a single father of two, and he feels sorry about the whole thing. >> one mistake.
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sleep. and i looked back. i saw that he went to school. and i went home and that happened. i feel so sorry about that. >> reporter: and the boy was by himself for a total of about 45 minutes and we have learned that driver could now face child he thinks dangerment charges. live in -- endangerment charges. live in lawrence, jessica reyes, station news. an attorney for the driver to thank lost control of a red line train said his client is sick because of all of the stress surrounding the. david vasquez's lawyer said he missed a disciplinary hearing because his doctor told him too. he was operate he was operating a red line train from quincy where he got out to flick a switch and he did not set the break sending the train flying with no one at the controls. his attorney said my client
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those trains. it is horrible that this guy is under an immense amount of stress and he cares deeply about people and his passenger and the accusations are very difficult for them. fox25 investigates learned that a woman held for years in the stabbing death of her husband will be in court today, and she may be set free today, and she may be set free. steven reid was killed in jamaica plain in 2003. they found his wife sara navarro covered in flood. she was arrested and found mentally incompetent to stand trial in navarro has spent 12 years in a treatment center. no word if she is now competent but reed's family fear they won't get justice. >> people say time heals, but maybe it does, but it is not healing for us because we are back in the same position. >> sara: today a judge will hold a bench trial to determine if she is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. back in may, fox25 investigates looked into
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not guilty by reason of insanity. we found state records which show that since 2004, 162 men and women have been committed for mental illness. 85% of them are back in the community. 5:37 this morning. a taunton man pled not guilty in a crash that left a well in a crash that left a well-known stoughton man dead. michael burn was under the influence of drugs win he hit joseph brady friday night. brady was crossing the street in front of miss christmas tree lot on park street and later died of his injuries. burns has a long driving and criminal record. a new hampshire mother is accused of driving drunk while her son was in the car. police say rebecca rikert crashed into a parked car in manchester friday night with her 11-year-old son in the passenger seat. they also found several types of drugs in the car. the child is staying with relatives while social services investigates. and the owners of a north shore landmark are facing federal charges this morning.
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two owners of nick's famous roast beef with tax fraud. the wife and son of one owner has also been indicted. the owners of the north restaurant are accused of hiding nearly $6 million in income from the irs. prosecutors say they destroyed the true cash register receipts from the store and filed false tax returns. . this morning leominster police are warning residents of a disturbing phone scam. the caller claims to be from isis and threatens the person who answers. the fbi has been notified. police recommend never to give out information over the phone phone. warning about counterfeit bills. feels like a $100 bill but feels waxy and if you look closely it says for motion picture use only. police believe the couple are handing out the fake bill. former congresswoman
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coalition to keep guns out of the hands of people. she was shot in the head and has been an advocate since her husband astronaut scott kelly will be with her at the event. the coalition is the granite state coalition for common sense and will be announced again at 11 a.m. a mother of a fallen soldier is hoping to reserve memory for a local park. they set aside the land for a waterfront park. the plan is for a dock, seating areas. now time for fund raising. the park will cost $500,000. the mother of army specialist michael bulay says that is what her son deserves. >> he gave his life for you, me and everybody in this country. and my feeling is that we should show him that it meant something. >> gene: the family has set up a go fund me account. we have a link to it on our web site at good morning, everyone. since the last time i talked
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accidents to tell you about, one on the expressway northbound near naponset ave and the other 128 southbound as you approach the braintree split. i will show you the live drive times in just a moment. first here is shiri. >> shiri: pretty decent wind gusts, 32 miles per hour in norwood. but these winds are going to get stronger as we enter the afternoon. winds not just 30 miles per hour, but perhaps between 40 and 50 miles per hour. the latest on a wind advisory and how long the winds will stay gusty like this next. she simply asked for christmas cards to make her holiday. how many cards the girl who lost her family in a fire received and the even big bigger surprise she might get next. making sure your packages stay under the tree at time. when block of all. it's like candy cane lane. i know. oohhh. oh, holiday ferris wheel. i kind of love it. look at those reindeer. jeffrey, you're awfully quiet back there. i was just thinking...
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and hingham this morning. another pocket of more intense rain around the framingham area into needham and nearing newton, lawrence, haverhill into plasteau new hampshire. good news for holiday travelers, gas prices are loadest they have been in a long time. according to aaa, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.07. but there are dozens of stations where gas is below $2 stations where gas is below $2. if traveling by road is much more affordable, but for travelers taking to the sky, it is not all good news. >> it is true that they have been creeping up 4% to 5% a year and would you expect they will go down a lot because computer prices are gone down dramatically but the airlines are not passing on the savings to consumers. >> sara: gas prices are expected to drop further neither new year especially if the warm temperatures continue. nation's leading airlines
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before. the transportation department says 87% of flights on the top 13 u.s. airlines arrived on time in october. the third straight month where more than 80% of flights arrived on time. these are the best numbers they have seen in 21 years. del tra, hawaiian and alaska airlines had the best ratings. spirit airlines the only one with an on time rating below 80% and consumer complaints rose 32%. this holiday season, the postal service expects to deliver roughly 15.5 billion cards and letters and 600 million packages. the deadline to get all of that out in time for christmas is fast approaching. the fed ex near packages for tomorrow. ups needs packs cadge by friday and first class mail needs to be on its way by saturday. it if you were running late you can pay more for all three carriers to ship on the 23rd in time for christmas. taking antidepressanting
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linked to increased risk of autism. women who took anti-depressant saints in the last six months of pregnancy was 80% likely to autism. doctors saw no increased risk with antidepressants in the third trimester. the study in jama pediatrics. the celtics get another shot at the king. lebron james and the cleveland cavalier. the cavs have the best record right now in the eastern conference. bruins getting lots of practice. the bs fell behind 2-0 to the edmonton oilers and they came back. will sneak the puck past capital balt in the second, and then with under 5 minutes left to play, brad marchand rifle home a shot from the right circle. game tied at 2 and off to game tied at 2 and off to overtime. the 3 on 3 format not kind to the bruins put home the game winner.
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they have three overtime loss they have three overtime losses to far this year. baseball great pete rose will not be reinstated to the game but he may have a shot of getting into cooperstown. rob mansfield said he will not lift the lifetime ban because rose still bets on baseball. but the hall of fame eligibility is a different issue. the hall has the power to act on its own. if the hits leader belongs on the ballot at any time in the future has not been the case up until now. the boston police s. w. a. t. team is looking for a missing furry friend. this is swat cat. so beautiful. she was adopted by the team at the special opa-lockas unit in roxbury after she hung around. they had her spayed and microchiped and set up a home for her but she vanished two weeks ago. >> kind of like not seeing a well-liked co-worker anymore. you know, we were concerned
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>> the team is hoping that someone will recognize her and bring her back home to them. julie. >> julie: it is now 5:47. good morning, everyone. starting with those two accidents i just told but. haven't cleared yet. one on the expressway northbound near naponset avenue. the other 128 southbound as you approach the braintree split. moving over the pike, things are nice and light there. 93 south, route 1 also looking good. here are your live drive times. 20 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. 28 minutes from 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. 12 minutes on 128 north from university avenue in westwood to the weston tolls. stormtracker meteorologist shiri spear joining us now. a helpful graphic where you have this posted and when they will end. you are saying between 6 and 7:00 is the bulk of when the rain will just lighten up. >> yeah, i will back off -- i just, just updated those
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showers done last on the south shore by 8:00 this morning. and then this afternoon, it is not going to be wet weather but windy weather. the issue with gusts. more thursday rains in the works and yes could be more downpours and here you can see we have a couple of batches of heavier rain. one of them from cape ann stretched down stretched down toward the south shore and another one down the front from the mass new hampshire border into southwestern new hampshire now southwestern new hampshire this is, again, moving toward the east. these are my very latest time these are my very latest timelines -- approximate timelines, in worcester 6:30 this morning. 6:49 in manchester. providence at 7:12. boston at 7:25 boston at 7:25. weymouth at 7:35, and close to 8:00 this morning in plymouth and then we are dry for the rest of the day. here you can see futurecast offshore. a little bit fast here for some of those end times, but
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through here at 8, 9, 10:00 this morning. after that by lunchtime, look how much brighter it is. it brightens up. doesn't doesn't stay that bright because a few more clouds building in during the afternoon and again like wet weather is the issue. the one thing you can't see is the wind are the issues. gusts up to 50 miles per hour strong enough to bring down tree limbs and result in isolated power outages. 52 degrees in boston. we have almost dropped 10 degrees so far this morning. we were up to 61 degrees at 3 a.m., and temperatures are dropping here with the rain and our front coming through. winds at 15 miles per hour with gusts close to 30. we have also got some reductions in visibility because of fog on top of all of it. so messy until about 7, 8:00 this morning. 9 a.m. still mostly cloudy, and sunshine in place by 11:00 this morning with temperatures 50s. 56 this afternoon in boston. lawrence. 52 in worcester.
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55 in manchester, new hampshire. tonight we have 30s and 40s on tap. boston, you drift down to 40 degrees. we hit rock bottom as the sun comes up tomorrow morning. your commute temperatures and only go up to 45. the warm-up some will be limited. the seven-day forecast. good news about tomorrow, will be mostly sunny with just a few more clouds along the coastlines. thursday at 52. developing rain. only a slight chance of shower will relax into your friday at 50 degrees and cool us for the weekend. 39 on saturday, 45 on sunday. you better watch out for a couple of saturday flurries. back to you. >> gene: all right, shiri. some of of the most incredible video. look at this guy driving through the lobby with his pickup truck. why police say the man behind the wheel did this intentional intentionally. we will tell you why and what happened when we come back. stay with us for our news at 6 a.m., dozens of commuters stuck on their train overnight overnight.
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people head back on the trains pone of the cool perks of this place pis you can eat as much cereal as you want. it' s like i' m going to work to get some.
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we just like cereal. we make it, eat it, love it, live it. (laughing) taking legal action against some of the women accused -- that have accused him of rape. bill cosby is countersuing seven of those women.
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drugged or sexually assaulted the women in the lawsuit. his lawyers athe f a+ lse opportune opportunistic allegations have caused him to lose jobs and mortification. the school says in statement that the treatment of women brought significant and lasting discredit upon himself and inconsistent with the school's values. cosby has denied all the sexual allegations from dozens of women and have not been charged with a crime. after a ten years hiatus. star wars is officially back. premiered in los angeles for a star-studded audience. the movie's lead actor and actresses and charges from star wars of years past. star wars: the force awakens opens in theatres just before midnight and a warning for star wars: the force awakens fans, spoilers are already out there on ocean media. the department of motor vehicles proves to be more than one woman in florida can
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>> gene: man, that is something right there. the 31-year-old is asked to leave, when she refuses a highway trooper -- she gets flung to the ground. she tries kicking. this goes on for a while. she fights him with her fists. you see them on the ground. the woman did leave the dmv eventually but in handcuffs. she was later let go on bond. i am not sure if she was allowed to drive away from -- from the motor vehicle -- >> sara: she has some issues. take a look at the video from oklahoma this morning. oh. two women to manage to barely escape being plowed down by a truck when it slammed into the hotel of a lobby. the man was talking to police moments before outside and he got behind the wheel and barrelled right through the front of this hotel. local newspapers report that the whole thing was over -- yeah, over a dispute. the man's credit card had been declined and he was forced to
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he is being held on $1 million bond. gene i thought would have been a room service issue. that is crazy. >> sara: it is crazy. i think the holiday season make some people go a little cuu coo. >> gene: he had the accelerator down. what rajon said to a ref that is sparking backlash from the gay community. still waiting on pack damages that you ordered on cyber monday to arrive? well, so is everyone else 37. the delay in shipping that could mean that gifts could be late. and i think fog is probably our lowest threat of the day. second to that, we have rain next, which is moving through
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