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if you can't find the umbrella patchy drizzle. worcester and western massachusetts, southwestern new hampshire, a little touch of fog. not any kind of dense fog. luckily temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s and i know it looks all of dry in the springfield area. drizzle falling there. spots to watch for potential icing going to be over the border in new hampshire. spots like newton, new hampshire at 35 degrees. durham new hampshire at 33. if we get any drizzle here, temperatures are close enough to freezing that we could actually see lots of freezing and a couple of icy patches develop. boston, 41 degrees. reading, 39. walpole, 38. and right now hanover at 37 degrees. we have 40s on the cape. it is mostly just clouds right now, but do expect to get some mist and some drizzle as the morning goes on. likely in place here by 7:00 this morning at 38 degrees. we jump it up to 48 degrees. at noontime, some of you even in 50s.
patchy fog turns into widespread drizzle by 3:00 this afternoon and by 7:00 this evening 50 degrees. heavier rain in spots. so we have the timeline on when to expect the heaviest and steadiest stuff coming up in a few. julie, back over to you for a check on the roads. >> julie: shiri, a great time to head out the door if you were getting ready for work or school. bright green and sprol is light. 93 route 1 looking good zakim bridge wide open. nine minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 22 minutes on 128 from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls in peabody to the weston tolls. first off this morning, a dog walker said a stranger approached her repeatedly even came to her front door. a story you will see only on fox25 this morning. jessica reyes is live will littleton this morning with that frightening ordeal. >> reporter: this teenager describes this as somewhat out
she was walking her dog when a strange man approached her and continued on follow her home an she ran away. her name is cassandra and she is 19 years old and spoke to fox25 when she was without her dog lucky when that man drove up to her on king street. he asked for drinks at first but came around and circling this white rav 4. got nervous and ran home but that is when things took an even more terrifying turn. >> all of a sudden i hear bing and you look out the window and he is kind of hiding so i couldn't see his license i was going to throw up. like -- i was going to throw up. it was probably the scary it was probably the scariest thing that i have gone through so far at this point. >> reporter: cassandra said lucky was crazy and charging at her front door. she called her mother who then in turn called 911. police are combing this area trying to track this guy down.
they are doing to try to get a look at his face. live in littleton, jessica reyes, fox25 morning news. happening today, the city of boston could raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. the city's board of health will vote on a proposal today. mayor marty walsh supports the idea and hopes it will prevent more teenagers from starting to smoke. if the board of health approves the plan the change will take place in 60 days. needham was the first community in the nation to raise the smoking age to 21. the operator. runaway red line train plans to challenge the decision to fire him. t officials fired david vasquez and his attorney said a rush for judgment. vasquez jumped out of the train to trouble shoot a signal problem and did not secure the brake and the train went several miles without a driver. his lawyer said vasquez denied wrap a cord around the controls before stepping out. >> mr. vasquez is absolutely clear.
denies wrapping a rope around accelerator or the brake accelerator or the braking system. >> catherine: his attorney said his klunt should not have been fired without going through the system. police have identified a second man who broke into a home and tied up a pregnant woman. he may be driving a green ford pickup truck. nearly two weeks ago station brought you live, breaking news coverage of the home invasion on president's lane. a pregnant woman boss tied up and more than 40,000 in cash was stolen. a second suspect was arrested near the scene. a former umass medical school doctor accused of taking a picture of a student in a woman's bathroom plans to fight the charges. he pled to surveillance of a witness and disorderly conduct. a student on the worcester campus heard someone take a photo while she was in the bathroom and she chased cooper back outside. she is due in court in february. and self-boxes of
warehouse once used by a construction company. explosive experts were called in to handle the situation. and this right there is how they did it. the dynamite was put on a dump truck full of sand. the boxes were then driven to the construction site and controlled in a explosion. a child porn arrest on the cape. they arrested ryan rough of west barnstable. he was held at the barnstable county correctional facility. police arrested rough and charged him with oui. we know why a local job. swampscott high school principal was placed on leave. yesterday he resigned, and school officials said it was because of inappropriate use of high school computers. in a letter to parents, the district says none of the allegations involved any swampscott students. paints we spoke with are disappointed by what happened. >> just disappointing when you
want them to have good role models. it is upsetting that the principal obviously wasn't. >> catherine: fox25 has confirmed that state and local his were at rosemarek's home in beverly. they have not said if there is a criminal investigation. something important is missing from a local christmas display and the man who has run it for years will do anything to get it back. paul grant set up in display in fall river for nearly 20 years. the control box that runs the music and lights are missing. grant spent much of his childhood in an orphanage and loves seeing kids smile this way. >> they all pull over with their grandparents and their parents and they come out and they take pictures and dancing to the music. it is really nice to see a kid have fun like that. and now it is gone. >> grant says whoever took the box can put it back in his yard no questions asked. happening today, congress will begin voting on two bills which should avoid a
next ten months. the today the house is expect the today the house is expected to pass a $630 billion of tax cuts that include corporate tax breaks and extension of many cuts favored by republicans. tomorrow the house will pass a $1 trillion spending bill which has the support of enough democrats to pass despite objections from conservatives. new protests in baltimore but no violence in the case of a police officer charged with manslaughter. officer william porter is one six officers charged in the death of freddie gray. the 25-year-old died in the back of a police van earlier this year. his death sparked days of riots across the city. gray's family is calling for calm throughout the process >> the family is not angry. it no one else should be angry it no one else should be angry. >> catherine: jurors could not agree on the charges, involuntary manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office. a marine killed in a terrorist attack will be
thomas sullivan was one five servicemembers killed during the july attack on military recruiting centers. the fbi confirmed that gunman muhammed aziz was motivated by propaganda. they will qualify the victims as killed or wounded in action. the white house has added a new level to the terror alert system. the former terror warnings was eliminated in 2011 but critics said it didn't work. the obama administration has added a new alert level that include general warnings for less defined terror threats. the goal goalie is to give the public the same kind of information homeland security sends out to law enforcement. >> my goal is that we have a agile process. so we issue one of these let's say on a day's notice if we believe circumstances that war want it. >> catherine: the first new bulletin of the threat of so bulletin of the threat of so-called self-radicalized terrorists.
voted unanimously to raise two key lending rates by a quarter of a percent. the fed said that rates could rise by another 1% later this year. rates on credit cards will likely increase the fastest. home and auto loan rates are expected to move slowly higher expected to move slowly higher. stocks soared following the move. the dow closed up 200 points yesterday. well, might as well be christmas morning for "star wars" fans. while you were sleeping these folks were up early to get a first look at had the new film. fans have been waiting for this day for years. michael henrich is live at the revere neater will fans kicked off their 16-hour viewing party, michael. >> reporter: the force is very >> reporter: the force is very, very strong with this crowd here in revere at show crowd here in revere at showcase cinemas. a marathon. a little bit of torture because they are going to warm
the editorial -- and watch all seven films and of course "s s for star wars: the force awakens" tonight. look at them in full jedi gear ready to take in the entire experience and millions of americans are going to take in this experience. already it has been reported more than $100 million nationwide of presales for this opening weekend, and an incredible record-setting figure as far as presales are concerned and a lot of eyes whether this will be the biggest opening weekend for a movie in history. but perhaps i can't do this story justice. you need to hear from the fans you need to hear from the fans, including this guy who was dressed up as our old friend chewbacca. >> i can't think of a better way to spend my thursday instead of watching all the "star wars" movies. just highly anticipating the new one. [chewbacca noises]
>> reporter: it's just great. this is just a great atmosphere. they are well into episode one at this point and kicked off at 3:30. a theater this boston at boston common kicked off the marathon at 1 a.m. and you can see on twitter, there was a great crowd there as well. a lot of people shouting out about that, their excitement. more fans spoke out and said some pretty amazing things. worth sticking around for. another report in 30 minutes. michael henrich, fox25 news. >> julie: can't wait to see that unfold all morning long. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. a look at live drive times. reasonable 23 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. here is meteorologist shiri spear. >> shiri: the chance of rain will be going up. what i mean by 40% chance of showers at 7 a.m. it is going to be more a couple spotty sprinkles. by noontime becoming more widespread and into the afternoon and the evening. we have heavy rain on the move forward us.
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they lost their pet dog in the flames and all pictures and memories of their children's mother that died of cancer last summer. friends of the family set up two fund raising sites and they already raised more than $60,000. victims are touched by the support. >> just amazing that people want to love other people, and we don't do enough of that. we wait for tragedy. >> julie: the fire department is collecting donations as well. even patriot wide receiver julian edelman is tweeting out the evident. he tweeted out the go fund me site to his thousands of followers. a new hampshire high school has cancelled all school dances except for prom. they blame the rape trial of an elite charter school student. owen labrie was arrested for the sexual assault of a female student.
them to cancel the event all together. the bs are now in second place in their division and closing fast on montreal. great night at the garden. former penguin max talbalt gets his first goal as a bruin puts boston up 1-0. in the second, ryan spooner flips the puck into the neck bounces off a penguin and goes in. jimmy hayes take credit for that goal. win 3-0 and face the penguins tomorrow night. detroit. here we go. the wormer ucon nstar launches the half-court, buzzer beater, pistons up at the break. 17 seconds left. could have tide the game with the 3 but instead drives the lane and misses. detroit holding on 119-116. a special send off to one of the most famous female athletes of the generation.
a crowd of $32,000 fans cheered as she left the field. the olympic champion played 2 the olympic champion played 255 games for the u.s. and scored 184 goals, but none last night. the u.s. lost to china 1-0. it is 4:47. look at the roads. volume right now very light. expressway moving along fine. pike wide open. 93 south and route 1 you can see looking good. zakim bridge and leverett connector. nothing slowing you down. the live drive times. 13 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 19 minutes on 93 south from 49 19 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. storm tracker meteorologist shiri spear joining us now. we are keeping an eye out for some light sprinkles on its way. >> yeah, exactly the case. so this morning, it is going to be drizzle. this late afternoon and evening it turns into a steadier rain. we have got developing rain today. tonight we are going to tap into the rain showers through
going to roll into place. for tomorrow, mostly dry. we are keeping an eye on the cape for a remaining shower. currently 41 in boston. a little bit of a wind chill because we have a 13-mile-per-hour breeze. i am not too worried about any wind chill today. i am concerned of temperatures over the border in new hampshire and the potential we will see a couple of icy spots through 9:00 this morning. boston safely mild. safely above freezing at 6 a.m. 44 at 8 p.m. by lunchtime 48 degrees, but notice that by drizzle. that goes into 2 p.m., and after that we will be at 50 degrees, that's when the heavier rain starts to come in and a steadier rain. right now you can see lots and lots of clouds. not much in the way of wet weather. even though it looks nice and dry in western massachusetts. seeing reports of steady drizzle out there. and i suspect that we are seeing the same thing develop right now over the south coast and we are going to have to watch it as it zooms into boston. the trouble is radar sometimes
up on those very fine particle up on those very fine particle up on those very fine particles mixing out there. future cast. a couple of spots of green peppered on radar here and that will be the few sprinkles that will be out there as we head throughout morning hours. same case here at noon. it is going to be a drizzle. that's all. it is not going to be a heavy, heavy rain, but i do recommend taking rain gear for you and if you will be out there. i do expect drizzly and kind of camp and definitely going to be one of those cloudy days, 3 p.m. look how wide days, 3 p.m. look how widespread that drizzle turns in time for kids home from school and in times of the evening commute. pockets of heavy rain moving on in. best chance southeastern massachusetts and this will go strong through the evening, but by 10 p.m., it is beginning to wind down. i see by midnight these showers are going to be out of here because our front pulls offshore but real slow to push fully offshore and so close to the cape and islands during the day tomorrow, you are
eastern massachusetts, eastern new hampshire, but the cape -- we will have to keep in the chance for at least a couple of passing showers just because your proximity to that disturbance, but otherwise, the further north and west you go, the better chance for breaks in the cloud cover. all about location for the day tomorrow. today all about location for warmth. mid-50s southeastern mass. we don't even get up to 50 degrees across the interior. much colder rain north and west of boston. here is your seven-day forecast for the weekend. 50 degrees tomorrow with a light risk of a shower over of the cape. for saturday we have flurries in the mix. all day 30s. breeze the weekend. much brighter on sunday. a town by town weekend break down coming up. back to you guys. most heartwarming stories this holiday season, a local teenager gets a special gift from the king himself, lebron james, right in the middle of a game. um next from terror to
trending police are still looking for the people who vandalized a golf course on a cape. sandwich police sent us these images of a hatchback, dark pickup truck and a man ride pickup truck and a man riding a four wheeler. we are getting a first look at the damage. you can see the tracks on that four wheeler. damage will cost the course $30,000. warm weather forces a new
down. they haven't had one productive night of snow productive night of snowmaking. it is closed until december 30 and he hope it who make more snow this weekend. the mounted washington auto road is normally open to hotel vehicles, but unlike decembers in the past it is not covered in snow. self-driving and guided tours have been closed for two months, but they are considering opening it back up until any real winter weather. >> massachusetts homeowners will not have to worry about a ice dam deductible this winter ice dam deductible this winter. they were trying to add the $10,000 deductible but according to the globe, state insurance investigators said no. ice dams form on a roof's edge and can damage interior floors and ceilings. they plan to offer the deductible to customers with multiple ice dam claims in recent years and in danger of having their policies cancelled. 242 years ago this week, the boston tea party took
it was december 16, 1773 when one of the nation's most icon one of the nation's most iconic protests happened to take a stand against taxation without representation. at this time tea from london's east india company was tossed into the harbor. the same pro do you recollect house. the first time it was used since 100 years ago. high honors for the face of the ice bucket challenges who face inspired those around the world. the groundbreaking at endi could the college. it will be named after pete fray tease. the ice buck -- pete frates. the ice bucket challenged was for als. >> it has always been about not him but what it stands for for those who have come before him and those who are soon to be diagnosed with als. >> catherine: a surprise for pete's little daughter, lucy, she was offered a full four she was offered a full
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>> gene: her story only on fox this morning as police warn neighbors. making it harder for teenagers to smoke. the vote happening this morning that will bring a big change in the city of boston. and already christmas morning for "star wars" fans. the early showing that had wookies and jedis up all night nouns complete new england coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: i had that right, wookie? tsara i don't know actually. >> gene: good morning and thank you for staying with us on the station morning news on this thursday morning, december 17. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: i am sara underwood. some potential for rain for people heading to the movies today. fox25 storm tracker weather meteorologist shiri spear has an eye on some showers. >> shiri: yes, showers that will be pushing into town. right now looking pretty good. i actually have very little in the way of rain being reported out across pittsfield is where i have those light shower