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principal to l >> gene: now at 7:00 a local teenager stays a stranger followed her home. >> it was probably the scariest thing that i have gone through so far at this point. >> her story says only on fox this morning as police in quiet town and neighbors with unsettling encountser. >> sara: making it harder for teenagers to smoke. >> it is already christmas morning to star wars fans and brought jedis and bookies out overnight. complete new england news complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: thursday morning, december 17ths, i'm gene lavanchy.
>> sara: i'm sara underwood. take you live to the theater this hour and step into the way back machine and show us what life was back in 1977. shiri spear here with a mess for the commute. >> shiri: patchy drizzle forming at norwood temperature above freezing in all of massachusetts right now which is good news because the drizzle will moisten the roadways up into portsmouth, new hampshire, nashua, new hampshire 39 but some of the in betweens are close to freezing. so where we see drizzle gun there we will have to watch out for icy patches in southeastern new hampshire. but by 9:00 a.m. we have more drizzle popping here, temperatures still right around 40 in in worcester, mid-40s in boston and climating up to upper 40s by lunchtime, drizzle does in the want to budge, expect it to be on and off and scattered fashion
moving in between probably between one and 4:00 p.m. today, turns widespread and after 4:00 p.m. it actually turns heavy and that means the evening commute will be a much sloppier one out there. 44 to 54 today, those cooler temperatures north and west of boston, much warmer in southeastern mass boston in the middle around 50, patching drizzle this morning, heavier, steadier rain, give you the coming up. back to julie grauert with live drive time traffic. julie, what's the very latest right now. >> julie: we are keeping an eye on significant accident right now and rollover truck blocking three lanes, bottleneck far right lane get big, ambulance, two fire trucks on scene and almost a dozen firefighters there, i expect two to be a problem throughout the morning and those delays stretching back to route 16 right now. that accident right before bunker hill community college. taking a wider look at 93 south in route 1 seeing pretty delays off 93 and route 1 as you head
through saugus and approach lynn fells parkway. here are the live drive times, 26 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin, 42 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector and 36 minutes on the pike from 495 to the mass ave. keep a close eye on that breaking news right now. back to you. >> gene: all right, julie, 7:03, police in littleton are searching for a suspicious man this morning. a teenager says he was harassing her while she was out walking her dog. >> sara: only on fox25 this morning we are hearing from the teenager who says that stranger followed her home. fox25 jessica reyes live in littleton this morning where the incident is understandably unsettling for this quiet town, jess. >> jessica: it is, sara. police here are asking everyone to be vigilant and keep an eye out for anything suspicious. the teen says she refuses to go anywhere by herself now and she tells us it all started on this stretch of street here in littleton when she was walking her dog on monday night she says that man first approached her
she says if not for her dog, she is afraid it could have been much worse. >> i was going to throw up. like -- i was going to throw up. it was probably the scariest thing that i have gone through so far at this point. >> jessica: what started out as routine walk with her dog lucky monday night turned into what 19-year-old casandra called the most terrifying night of her life. they were passing by badger funeral home on king street when a stang man in a white ford drove up and asked for directions. >> i was like sorry, no, i don't he continued to talk to me, asked me how long i am. >> jessica: he kept circling in his car. >> he was following me as i was walking with my dog, and yeah, eventually ended up getting out of the car and trying to talk to me. >> jessica: she ran home at that point but that's when things took a more terrifying turn. >> he was banging on my window and my door. calling me all sorts of names
and he -- he wanted to get inside my house. >> jessica: she fears he probably would have if it haven't been for lucky who kept charging at the door. casandra called her mom who then called 911. >> i looked out my window and he turned on his high beams so i couldn't see his license plate. >> jessica: police immediately started combing the area but this morning the man is still out there. casandra says she is incredibly grateful this wasn't much worse but has lost all sense of security. >> i mean like i can't even walk out of my car by myself. i have to have somebody watch me. >> jessica: and casandra describes that man as light skin with glasses. she says he spoke with a bit of an accent, 5'9" with a stocky build and what police are doing to try to get a look at the suspect's face. live in littleton, fox25 news. >> sara: four years ago today a little girl in maine disappeared and new this hour police say the case has not gone
cold. police believe allah reynolds is dead but they tell the bangor daily news the case is active. ayla was 20 months old when she went missing from her father's care. no arrests have been made in this case and tips continue to come in. this is the largest criminal investigation in maine state police history. this week allah's mother trista asked people on facebook to light a pink light today in memory of her daughter. >> gene: child porn arrest. state police tell us they arrested ryan rough of barnstable and being held at the barnstable correction facility and charged him with operating under the influence. >> gene: swampscott principal ed rozmiarek was placed on leave and he resigned because of inappropriates use of high school computers. alert to parents the district says none of the allegations
parents we spoke with are disappointed in what happened. >> it is just upsetting, hard enough raising teenagers today role models. it is upsetting the principal obviously wasn't. >> gene: fox25 confirmed state and local police have been to ed rozmiarek home in beverly and troopers would not say if there's a criminal investigation. >> sara: the operator of the runaway red line train plans to challenge the mbta's decision to fire him. "t" officials fired david vazquez yesterday and his attorney says it is a rush to judgment. last week vazquez stepped out of the train to troubleshoot a signal problem but did not secure the brake, and the train went several miles without a driver. his lawyer says vazquez denies wrapping a cord around the controls before stepping out. >> mr. vazquez has been very clear. absolutely cat cover glee denies wrapping a cord or rope around the axel rater or brake. >> sara: the attorney says his client shouldn't have been fired
without a thorough investigation vazquez is working with his union to challenge his dismissal. >> gene: former m.i.t. professor and his son will spend nearly four years in prison. gabriel and marco bitran were sentenced yesterday in federal court. prosecutors said they made false statements about a hedge fund they were manage. they charged millions of fees while it lost millions of dollars. gabriel was at sloan school of business at m.i.t. >> sara: new anti-protests demonstrators rallied in case of police officer charged with manslaughter. officer william porter is one of 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 during the legal process. >> the family is not angry, no one else should be angry. >> sara: jurors could not agree on the charges against
they included involuntary manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office. >> gene: congress will be voting on two bills which should avoid a government shutdown for the next ten months. today the house is expected to pass a 630 billion-dollar set of tax cuts includes corporate tax brakes favored by republicans. tomorrow they will pass a one hill dollar spending bill which has support of democrats despite of conobjections from conseventives. >> gene: today interest rates will increase for nearly a decade. yesterday the federal reserve board voted unanimously to raise by quarter of percent and also printed the rates could rise by another 1% by the end of next year. rates on credit cards will likely increase the fastest and home and auto loan rates are expected to move slowly higher. stocks soared following the move wall street appeared pleased as dow jones industrial average closed up more than 200 points yesterday.
city of boston could raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. the city's board of health will vote on the proposal today. mayor marty walsh supports the idea. he hopes it will prevent more teenagers from starting to smoke if the board of health approves this plan, the change would take place in 60 days. ten years ago needham was the first community in the nation to raise smoking age to 21. >> gene: you may soon be able to bring your own booze to certain boston restaurants. city council voted unanimously to lift the byob ban for small restaurants that don't have liquor licenses. applies to fewer than 30 seats in outlying neighbors like southie, roxbury, hyde park and dorchester, patrons will be limited to one six-pack or one bottle of wine. restaurant in needham is operated under byob policy for awhile now. >> a lot easier to open seven alcohol. >> it is wonderful for people to bring their own. they can bring what they like
and enjoy themselves. >> gene: mayor of boston expected to sign the measure and licensing board will vote on the proposed ordinance after the new year. >> julie: we track traffic and weather and every ten minutes. active scene on rutherford ave by bunker hill community college and can see a box truck has rolled over, nearly dozen firefighters on scene. i just saw one of the firefighters go into the front cab, i expect the truck to be out there for sometime. it is drastically impacting the commute. i will have the drive time in a moment. first here is shiri. >> shiri: morning commute it will look like this, conditions that are mostly dry but you will from time to time see some rain drops. 40 right now in the boston area, 41 at 8:00 a.m. look at warm-up though, 44 by nine, show you when to expect the 50s and downpours coming up. >> sara: explosions in boston
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it back. it belonged to the get away driver who helped. the gun should be preserved in case it was needed to uphold the conviction. >> sara: convicted child killer has lost appeal to change his name. charles james wanted a name to coincide with the wicken religious. few years ago judge said no and now they have upheld the decision. james and another man abducted, rape and killed jeffrey curley of cambridge and then stuffed his body inside of a plastic container which was later found in maine. both men are serving life sentences. >> gene: san bernardino shooters are buried in a small funeral surrounded by fbi agents tashfeen malik and syed farook were buried tuesday. they shot 21 people and injured and died in shootout with police and tomorrow president obama
meet with the families of the victims. >> sara: white house added new level to the terror alert system it was eliminated in 2011 because critics said it didn't work. the obama administration has added new alert level that includes general warnings of less defined terror threats. the goal is to give the public the same kind of information that homeland security sends out to law enforcement. >> my goal is that we have an agile process so we can issue one of these on on a day's' notice if they believe circumstances have warranted. >> sara: first new bull ton is about radicalized terrorist. >> gene: u.s. and cuban official are closer to rescheduling regularly scheduled trips than ever before. it would allow julissa brisman, united and jetblue to travel
gene: check out video from spain, the country ace prime minister getting punched in the face at campaign event. the prime minister was not hurt but he does have a deep, red mark on his face. that's unbelievable. happened northern western part of spain and suspect is juvenile and he was arrested immediately after the punch. >> julie: good morning, everyone, sky fox still over that significant box truck rollover on rutherford avenue inbound. it is right at bunker help community college. you could see the truck is still on its side, nearly dozen firefighters gathered nearby and several fire trucks on the scene, only far right lane is crawling by and so far they have not made any progress as far as way. you can see on the map those delays stretching back on to. up through everett. i made a you this drive time graphic for you that i will show new a moment and delays manifesting themselves on map.
93 northbound right after 128. another issue on 93 south this is right after route 60 salem street. here is live drive time. 25 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 43 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector and 30 minutes right now on 99 south, that's as you head from route 60 to rutherford ave. average speed just 9 miles per hour and you're crawling along because of that box truck accident that i showed you those live pictures of. check in now with weather meteorologist shiri spear as far as the weather is concerned, it is not posing major challenges this morning. but it is not an easy drive either. >> shiri: this morning it will be drizzly and damp roadways here and southern new hampshire has been canceled, so not getting any reports of that, you have to go all the way into maine to find isisy spots.
no heavy rain, only fog toward worcester and heavy rain and fog much bigger issue to get you home from work later today and a little bit of drizzle south shore and southcoast, boston at 43 now, obviously well above freezing we got loads of clouds out there and through the morning hours we will see some of the sprinkles develop very patch and he light early but steadier rain moves in afternoon time today and meantime 9:00 a.m. 45 , 47 by 11:00 a.m., upper 40s by 1:00 today and finally bust into the lower 50s there in spots like boston check out how much warmer it will be in southeastern mass, new bedford 44 right now. look at your temperatures with that rain. 55 this afternoon versus somewhere like worcester at 36 right now you're going to find things a little bit damp in worcester, but the real rain is going to push into town this afternoon and this evening. temperatures only going into the middle 40s there. so much cooler rain north and west of boston, south and east of boston it is going to be a much milder rain. here you can see as we get into
the early afternoon that it goes from being patchy here at 1:00 p.m. to becoming widespread, so by 4:00 p.m. blanketed by the rain and by 4:00 p.m. we start seeing the pockets of heavier rain push on in in favored locations southeastern mass for some downpours but i think anybody could see a couple of those come on through during the evening hours as you're headed home for dinner time tonight and by 10:00 showers are winding down and dry out by the morning commute tomorrow. high temperature 50 in boston, 50 in beverly, 40s to the north and west of that and middle 50s that you can see hanging tight from the south shore down to the cape and islands. 7-day forecast 50 tomorrow, mostly dry, just cape shower on saturday flurries and 36 with more sunshine on sunday. back to you guys. >> gene: now 7:20. we all know weddings are expensive but a new start-up company is willing to write you a check.
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>> gene: back here at 7:23 and happening now star wars fans are settling in for a long day. many arriving at theaters overnight and spend the next 16, count them, 16 hours watching the entire series. >> sara: they are watching all seven, all seven movies overnight, including the new one, the force awakens. fox25 michael henrich is live in revere and, michael, i would say you met pretty interesting folks out there this morning. >> michael: they are special. they are
pretty special people here. fan boys, fan girls, fan people to be gender neutral. all of them at show case cinema in revere filling up the hallways earlier and now that i have my trusty star wars force awakens popcorn bucket they are here. attack of the clones is on and unlike fan of menace most liked that movie and all spending $60 to be here for about 16, 17
hours and watch all seven movies
leading up to the evening showing of the force awakens. they were dressed up to fit the part as you could see. jedis, sith lords and that's what opening weekend will be all about. and the reported the theaters will be packed and $100 million in presold theaters have been sold for episode seven of the star wars franchise. here is a little taste of the folks we spoke with here this morning that showed up in the 3:00 a.m.-hour. >> everything wicked nice, relaxed, got into the theater in our seats, he got up, sorry, may, man, may the force be with you. >> sith lord can be reasonable if you just know how to talk to them. that's the message we got this morning. nice crowd. nice crowd in revere. and we will -- we will continue
to capture this fan excitement from here in revere in next report coming up in about an hour. stay tuned for that. for now reporting live in revere, marilyn king, -- michael henrich, fox25 news. >> gene: sir duke was number one song by stevie wonder, gallon of gasoline cost you 65 cents, don zimmer managing the red sox and apple computer went on sale for the first time. if you bought stock then you're probably not watching us right now. >> sara: people aren't into star wars there's another reason to get up early this morning. adele tickets go on sale this morning for the north american tour. she is coming to the td garden this morning. set timer on ticketmaster.com. shows are scheduled for september 14th and 15th.
>> sara: months after a cargo sank, victims families are seeing pictures of the wreckage. what the chilling images are revealing from the bottom of the ocean. >> shiri: expecting anywhere from quarter to half inch of rain today. most of it falling for the evening commute and dinner time tonight and take you through it hour-by-hour next. >> gene: first local homeowner elaborate holiday display just
>> gene: now at 7:30, we have been following the traffic alert for the past half hour or so. significant accident on rutherford avenue before bunker hill community college a truck blocking three lanes. live lock now. rescue crews and still working with only one lane getting by right now along the right-hand side, so looks like it is going to take them awhile still to get the straightened out. julie will have more details on particular situation and rest of thursday morning commute in a couple of minutes. >> gene: >> sara: all right. thank you all for joining us, a little rain in the forecast today, rain on our parade, hopefully not too much at the salvation army. >> shiri: this is the term i like to use. drizzly, pull up the hood from time to time this morning or bust out the umbrella. my real trouble spot is probably worcester right now. worcester visibility down to a quarter mile there so things are starting out a little bit fog and he here is where the rain
of that getting probably down to the ground, a little bit of mist and drizzle southeastern mass, boston right now i got temperatures up to 43 hampstead, new hampshire and earlier on today did have freezing rain advisory for parts of new hampshire that has actually since been allowed to expire. canceled it early. 40s in place forsoutheastern mass and have a little bit of mist this morning and out toward central massachusetts right now, 36 in worcester, 39 in pepperell mass and 36 in amherst, new hampshire, so all just kind of getting by just above freezing in those locations. here is day planner. we will go up to about 50 this afternoon but but -- but the heavier steadier rain pushes in at 1:00 p.m. get you right over to julie with live drive time traffic. what's the latest on the rollover. >> julie: we are still live over the roll university in rutherford avenue inbound, giant box truck on its side. you can see three lanes are blocked.
to siphon over to the far right lane, you're just crawling by as emergency vehicles in the truck off most of the road, right near bunker hill community college in everett right now. you will be able to see well. new accident on the expressway northbound we have one lane blocked near columbia road. here are live drive times, 22 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin, 33 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike but we are up to 38 minutes on 99 that's from route 60 in malden down to rutherford ave, average speed just 8 miles per hour. gene and sara, back to you. >> gene: this elaborate christmas display has been in the neighborhood for nearly 28 years. >> sara: this morning it has been silenced by a thief. catherine parrotta is live in fall river where someone stole a key part of the celebration, catherine. >> catherine: good morning, sara. i spoke with the homeowner and so far the item has not been returned.
displace for us, usually it starts at 5:00 ate night and this is what it had look like. if you listen for a second you don't hear any music. the reason why you're not the kiki of displace has been stolen paul grant says the christmas display in anthony street yard started with santa and porch and 18-year-old he bought a control box for are $100 and allowed him to sink to music. >> stole something that i set up for my kids and grandchildren. >> catherine: grant believes whoever stole the box wanted it for themselves and asking to return it to his yard no questions asked. when i was speaking with paul grant this morning, he got an offer from somebody in tiverton, rhode island and replace the box with one they had, very similar
to the one they had here and very grateful for the offer and still hoping the old control box will show up again and started explaining why he put it up and explained why christmas wasn't always a joyful time of year for him when he was young. catherine parrotta, fox25 news. >> only on fox25 this morning hearing from a local teenager who says she was harassed by a stranger while walking her dog and actually followed her home. fox25 jessica reyes is live in littleton this morning with that girl's story. good morning, jess. >> jessica: good morning, joan that teenager describes the whole thing as something out of the nightmare. she says she was walking her dog down this street on monday night when the man first approached her and followed her home when she tried to runaway. her name is casandra and she is just 19 years old, spoke only to fox25 last night telling us she was out for her usual walk with her dog lucky when the man drove up to her on king street.
she says he first asked for directions and hung around and kept circling them in his white rav4 and got nervous and ran home from there and that's when turn. >> all of a sudden i heard banging on my door. i looked out window and saw high beaks so i couldn't see the license plate. probably the scariest thing i have gone through so far at this point. >> jessica: casandra thinks that lucky kept the man from actually entering the home because he kept charging the door when he was trying to get in. she called her mother who then in turned called 911. this morning we are looking at surveillance from nearby businesses trying to get look at suspect and coming up in the next half hour we will have a full description of him. live in littleton, jessica reyes, fox25 news. >> sara: former umass medical school doctor accused of taking a picture of woman in woman's bathroom plans to fight the
charges. dr. marcus cooper pled not guilty to secret sexual surveillance, intimidation of witness and disorderly conduct. in october a student on the worcester campus claims she heard someone take a photo while she was in the bathroom and then chased cooper outside. he is due back in court in february. sara: new hampshire high school says rape trial involving student at elite private school pushed them to cancel all school dances except for prom. former st. paul school student owen labrie convicted of three sexual assault charges of 15-year-old female student. exeter high school has been trying to stop inappropriate behavior at dances for years and labrie conviction pushed them to cancel event altogether. >> gene: quincy police identified a man that tied up a pregnant woman. william revere should be considered armed and dangerous. should be driving a green ford pickup truck. nearly two weeks ago brought you
live braking coverage of the home invasion on president's lane. pregnant woman was tied up and more than $40,000 in cash was stolen and second suspect was arrested near the scene. >> gene: people still looking for people that vandalized golf course on the cape. sandwich police send us these images of hatchback. now getting first look at the damage. you could see the tracks from the four-wheeler. damage going to cost the course $30,000 to repair. >> sara: explosive find in foxborough. several boxes of dynamite were found in a warehouse once used by construction company. explosives experts were called in to handle the situation. and that's how they did it. the dynamite was put on dumptruck full of sand and destroyed by a controlled explosion. >> gene: 7:37. a new hampshire town rallies around a family that lost everything in a weekend fire.
destroyed after sunday's fire in hampstead. they lost their dog in the flames and all the pictures and memories of relative that died of cancer last summer. friends and family -- friends of the family rather have already raised more than $60,000 and victims are touched by all the support. >> people want to love other that. we wait for tragedy. >> gene: patriots wide receiver julien edelman is joining the effort. he tweeted out the go fund me site to hundreds of followers. >> gene: fire that killed two siblings in burncoat investigation, the house did not have smoke detectors and working smoke detectors would have been beneficial in all five deaths this year. gene: high honors for the
face of the ice bucket challenge who inspired millions around the around the world. ice bucket challenge went viral and raised millions to fight als fratas says mother is honored by the dedication. >> not about what him but what it stands for, those that have come before him and those that are soon to be diagnosed with als. >> gene: surprise daughter for lucy. full ride scholar scholarship and room and board to the building named after her dead and brought her family to tears. >> julie: rutherford inbound truck rolled over, several firefighters still on the scene and they have not made any progress to get that truck on all four wheels yet.
first here is shiri. >> shiri: slight chance of shower at 7:00 a.m. and what we are seeing is a little bit of patchy drizzle. similar set-up at noon, a little more in the way of drizzle and steady rain moves in this evening. timing it next. >> gene: attack at college student and coming up why police have having a hard time finding the suspect despite the clear evidence. gene: first facebook wants to make it easier for you to hail a ride. partnership between social network and uber. >> sara: time now for phyl sweepstakes. we are giving away a prize everyday until christmas every morning until seven and 8:00 give you the fox25 morning news word the day and go over to the link and click on the word of the day and today's word the day
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>> gene: 7:44 breaking news right now, friend of syed farook about to be charged. enrique marques could be charged as soon as today. he purchased two of the
assault california. 14 people killed by killers. marques admitted to planning a different attack with syed farook but it was called off. >> gene: relatives of sunken cargo ship have seen images of the wreckage.
official are not enforcing it. other cabbies are considering joining him and driving in dover on new year's eve. sara: facebook joining up
with uber. the messenger app can request a ride. they can choose tropical storm from a menu or tap a picture of a car. ride sharing rival lyft will be added in jan. >> gene: great night at the garden last night. first goal as a bruin and that puts boston up 1-0 and 2nd ryan spanish bounces off a penguin defender and goes in and jimmy haze gets credit for the goal and breaking news win 3-0 and back end of home at home. gene: celtics on the road at home last night. former yukon star and it is
right on target. pistons up three at the brake. game was close all the way, 17 seconds left in the game,. could have tied but decided to drive the lane and missed. 119-116. >> sara: special send yoof -- sendoff. abby made final game last night. crowd of more than 32,000 fans cheered as she left the field last night in new orleans. the world cup and olympic champion played 255 games for the u.s. and scored 184 goals but none last night. u.s. lost to china 1-0. what a role model, julie. >> julie: yes, she is. so exciting to celebrate her and entire girls team. still over accident at rutherford at inbound, right near bunker hill community college. that box truck still on its side
that just arrived in front of it however, three lanes, those three left bound lanes crawl on right-hand side, avoid rutherford ave if you can at all cost and delays on 99 stretching back into everett. 93 south problematic also want to let you know that 93 north exit 28 is closed because of the rollover accident. also waiting for the accident to clear on 93 southbound at route 60 salem street in medford things typically slow on the expressway from burnas -- furnace brook parkway. 35 minutes on 99 as you head from route 60 in malden down to rutherford ave. fox25 storm tracker meteorologist shiri spear joining us and i like how you compared it is spitting at us. >> shiri: spitting at us and not going to come down hard this morning but going to have
form of mist and drizzle this morning by later on this evening full-fledged showers and downpours. we also got dense fog that will develop during the evening commute and continue until just after midnight and then from the day tomorrow we will just keep an eye on the cape for a possible shower, rest of us get to dry out, 43 right now in boston and i don't have any visibility concerns there but i have been watching closely worcester where i do have some dense fog right now. so it all depends where you are, even right now in boston through 9:00 a.m., 45 , 47 at 11:00 this morning and we are still only 49 at 1:00 p.m. but we do get into the lower 50s and we got the most significant rain after noon time today but even up ahead of it you can see some green on the map in southeastern massachusetts, that's the little bit of mist and drizzle and by noon time we got a few more of those spot sprinkles on the map and by 3:00 p.m. it is
widespread, turns heavier around the evening commute. this is 6:00 p.m. and see the yellows, oranges, favoring southeastern massachusetts for some of the heaviest downpours today could easily get half inch of rain and whole thing going to come to an end around 10:00 tonight and frontal system attempts to stall away from us and stalls right there and will be close enough during the day tomorrow to at least carry the risk shower passing over the cape and islands and tomorrow's high 50 , it will be a mild day making it into the weekend though and cool down with saturday all day 30s, some flurries and breezy here on sunday with temperatures back in the 40s. back to you guys. >> gene: 7:50. healing through music. father of connecticut of school shooting victim now receiving and how the tragedy made it all possible. >> sara: plus paying big bucks for a piece of cake that is more
>> sara: chipolte saying they will keep things safe. they will throw fresh produce in boiling water three to five seconds before they are used. 150 boston college students caught norovirus after eating at chipolte there. chipolte committed to becoming known in leader of food safety just as we are using very best ingredients in fast food setting. >> gene: pet smart recalling apple flavored treats, there's mold concerns and all the information you see on screen and check the bottom of the bag and circled in red on this image that's where you can find it and four lot codes you can see on other side. return the treats for pet smart
for refund. gene: trader joe's triple ginger brew shattering before they even open them. trader joe's says bottles have been removed from all locations. store official say anyone that has bottles should carefully throw them away outside. gene: crispy cream following in dunkin donuts with coffee sales. it accounts for 5% of coffee sales and the chain wants it to double. they have missed earnings forecast in six of the last eight quarters. >> sara: website offering to pay people to get hitched, but there's a catch here. swanlove.com offers $10,000 to couple who want to get married but only as so long as they stay married. couples who get divorced have to pay back with interest and get penalized more the longer you're together. the interest rate will be higher for couples who throw in the towel closer to twenty-fifth
the site is expected to go live in february. >> gene: slice of royal history. 34-year-old slice of cake from princess din and prince charles wedding up for auction. fruit cake and known to be able to stand for many, many years will be auctioned off in white and silver presentation box, that dates back to 1981. bidding for the cake slice will go to $1,100. gene: seinfeld fans can redo segments. the apartment made round there you the summer and hulu opened it in l.a. you can go there to get caught up, sara. >> sara: breaking news right now, child reported hit by a car on way to school this morning. this is happening right now in whitman. what the fire department just
told us on the phone moments ago. >> sara: through the morning commute we will have developing drizzle here and that continues through lunchtime this afternoon, it is not drizzle though for the evening commute. it is heavy rain, it is fog, i will time out the changes next. >> gene: mom hits half court shot with eyes closed and makes
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is >> sara: a man harassing a girl. >> he wanted to get inside my house. >> sara: only on fox25. the teenager is describing what she calls the scariest night of her life. >> gene: hard work spoiled by thieves. what's missing that made it special for the past 18 years. >> sara: the dispense is growing. we are less than 12 hours out from the first showing of star wars and the fun has already begun. the super fans up before the sun this morning to be among the first to see it. complete new england news complete new england news coverage starts right now. >> gene: good morning, with us here on the fox25 morning news on this thursday morning, it is december 17th, hope your morning off to a great start. i'm gene lavanchy. >> sara: i'm sara underwood.
area and storm tracker weather meteorologist shiri spear has look at who could see some rain before the weather moves out. >> so rain will be muslim more widespread and deeper into the day we go. norwood, new bedford, providence, rhode island, we got that drizzle, that mist, i said middle awhile ago, upper 40s in worcester and fitchburg and 39 in nashua, new hampshire and just don't see a lot of green on the map now. that doesn't mean it is not misting where you are. a lot of the time very fine particles sneak on radar, so at 10:00 a.m. let's plan on more of the same. we are still going to have some patchy drizzle, that carries us in that very same pattern until noon time but then afternoon it becomes much more widespread, it picks up, becomes more -- i want to say steadier and heavier by the evening commute. so here is your 50 degree reading in boston at 6:00 p.m. heading home from work. middle 50s southeastern massachusetts and temperatures cooler off to the north and
west, highs 44 to 54 today. i'm going to show you when the shower are done for good coming up but now, julie grauert, with live drive time traffic. julie, you have been really busy. >> julie: i have rollover accident inbound near bunker hill community college and see the truck is still on its side. we have two tow trucks on scene now and once again rutherford ave keeps being shut down momentarily until they get the tow truck there and then it will reopen and one lane open the last hour sore so and all lanes are closed again. i'm tweeting as often as i can to keep you updated. those delays stretching back on 95 -- northbound rather into everett. taking a wider look things slow, pretty typical on 93 south, starting right after the cloverleaf and continuing into somerville. expressway also jammed from furnace brook parkway to columbia road. here are live drive times, 20 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin, 31 minutes braintree
split to the pike, 33 minutes on 93 south from route 60 in malden to rutherford ave. back to you. >> gene: we are updating breaking news in whitman this morning where a child has been hit by a car on washington street. the fire department just telling fox25 the crash happened around 6:45 this morning. brockton enterprise reporting an 11-year-old girl was crossing the street to get on her school bus. the driver of the car did stop. hospital and injuries are unknown right now. we are working to get more information right now as well. >> sara: also this morning police in littleton are searching for a man chased a teenager home while sheeves walking her dog. they say he harassed her while banging on her front door and the teen is sharing her story only on fox25. jessica reyes is live in littleton where the man's identity still a mystery, jess. >> jessica: it is, sara.
him down this morning teenager said she was walking her dog on monday night. she says that monday first approached her to ask for directions and then followed her home when tried to runaway. >> i was going to throw up. i was like -- i was going to throw up. it was probably the scariest thing that i have gone through so far at this point. >> what started out as routine walk
casandra calls the most terrifying night of her life. they were passing by badger funeral home on king street when she says a strange man in white afford drove up and asked for directions. >> i'm sorry, i don't. asking me where i'm from, telling him how old i am but kept circling. >> following me as i was walking my dog and then eventually ended up getting out of his car and trying to talk to me. >> jessica: she ran home at that point and that's when
things took more terrifying turn. >> he was banging on my window, my door and calling me all sorts of names and he -- he wanted to get inside my house. >> jessica: she fears he probably would have if it wouldn't have been lucky that kept charging at the door. casandra called her mom who then called 911. >> i looked out my window and he turned on his high beams so i couldn't see the license plate. >> police started combing the area and that man is still out there. casandra says she is incredibly grateful wasn't much worse and lost all sense of security. >> i mean like i can't even walk out of my car by myself. i have to have somebody watch me. >> jessica: casandra described the man in question with light-skinned and glasses and spoke with accents and 5'9" and stocky build and coming up the next half hour what police are now doing to try to find him. live in littleton, jessica reyes, fox25 news.
>> sara: new at 8:00, dcf workers are off the job. boston globe is reporting that the state agency fired ten employees for failing to get social work licenses required by a new state law. the workers can apply next month for lower level positions. state lawmakers passed the new licensing requirement last year after the death of fitchburg boy five-year-old jeremiah oliver went missing after a dcf worker skipped monthly visits. his body was later found on the side of the highway. his mother and boyfriend are facing charge in connection to his death. >> gene: we now know why a local principal no longer on the job. first told you last week swampscott principal ed rozmiarek was placed on leave. yesterday he resigned. school official said it was because of inappropriate use of high school computers. in letter to parents the district says none involves any swampscott students.
are disappointed with what happened. >> you want them to have good role models and it is upsetting the principal audibles wasn't. gene: troopers would not say if there's a criminal investigation. >> sara: operator of the red line train plans to challenge the mbta's decision to fire him. fire officials fired david vazquez yesterday and his attorney says it is a rush to judgment. last week vazquez stepped out of the train to troubleshoot a signal problem but did not secure the brake and train went several miles without a driver. his lawyer says vazquez denies wrapping a cord around the controls before stepping out. >> mr. vazquez has been very clear. absolutely categorically denies wrapping a cord or rope around accelerator or braking system. >> sara: the attorney says his client shouldn't have been fired without a thorough investigation vazquez is working with his union to challenge his
dismissal. >> gene: today the body of fallen u.s. army ranger will be flown into new hampshire airport andrew amesbury died last week during a training exercise in georgia. he graduated from dover high school. tomorrow the dover baptist church will hold a public visitation before saturday's funeral. >> sara: new antipolice protest. six officers charged in the death of freddie gray. 25-year-old died in the back of police van earlier this year and death sparked days of riots across the city. gray's family is calling for calm during the legal process. >> the family is not angry, no one else should be angry. >> sara: jurors could not agree on charges against porter. they included involuntary manslaughter, assault and
misconduct in office. >> gene: congress will begin voting on two bills which could avoid government shutdown. it includes corporate tax breaks and extensions of many cuts favored by republicans. tomorrow the house will pass a 1 trillion-dollar spending bill which has enough support despite objections from conservatives. >> gene: interest rates will increase in nearly a decade. the board voted unanimously to rise by quarter of percent and raise could rise another 1% by the end of next year. rates on credit cards will likely increase the fastest and home and auto loan rates expected to move slowly hired. stocks soared following the move and dow closed up more than 200 points yesterday. >> sara: city of boston could raise the smoking age and vote on proposal today.
idea. he hopes it will prevent more teenagers from starting to smoke if the board of health approves the plan, the change would take place in 60 days. ten years ago needham was the first community in the nation to raise the smoking age to 21. >> gene: may soon be able to bring your own booze to restaurant in boston. lifting the byob ban for small restaurants that don't have liquor licenses. only applies to restaurants with fewer than 30 seats and outlying neighborhoods south bureau, hyde park and dorchester and limited to six-pack and one bottle of wine and restaurant in needham operated byob policy successfully. >> wonderful for people to bring their own, bring what they like and pay what they want to pay and enjoy themselves. >> gene: mayor of boston expected to sign the measure and
after the new year. >> julie: good morning, everyone, track traffic and weather every ten minutes and rollover accident on rutherford avenue inbound and see the truck blocking three lanes. we now have two tow trucks trying to get the truck up on all four lanes, only far right lane going by. first here is shiri. >> shiri: temperatures 41 in the boston area, 43 though next hour at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., 45 , lots of clouds and show what you time to have the umbrellas ready to go next. >> gene: more questions right now about the members of the president's cabinet and what press secretary regrets doing on first months on the job. >> sara: four years and no break of missing new england child. what the girl's mom is asking everyone to do to keep her on the tip of your tongue cookie-flavored coffees.
dunkin's new sweet black pepper bacon sandwich, with double the slices of caramelized crispy pepper bacon. it's the bacon experience you've been waiting for. bacon up. america runs on dunkin'. >> gene: breaking news in whitman right now, child has been hit by a car. collision knocked a passenger mirror off the side of the car. the fire department telling
fox25 just before the beginning of 8:00 a.m. newscast at crash happened around 6:45 this morning. brockton enterprise reporting 11-year-old girl was crossing the street to get to her school bus. the driver of the car did stop injuries unknown right now and police on scene investigating and working it the get more information. >> sara: breaking news right now, a friend of san bernardino terror suspect syed farook is about to be charged by federal prosecutors. law enforcement sources tell nbc news that enrique marquez could be charged as early as today. police say marquez purchased two of the assault rifles used in the massacre in california. 14 people killed by farook and his wife, tashfeen malik. marquez has also admitted to planning a different attack with farook back in 2012, but that attack was called off because police arrested another terror group in california around that same time. >> gene: four years ago today little girl in maine disappeared
but police say the case has not gone cold. police believe ayla reynolds is dead but told the bangor daily news they she is dead. tips continue to come in. largest investigation in maine state police history. this week ayla's mother trista, asked people to light a pink light in memory of her daughter. >> sara: judge refusing to release the gun used in trial. the gun was key piece of evidence in the trial against pamela smart. smart is serving life sentence for having her teenager lover kill her husband in 1990. the man who originally owned the gun wants it back. it belonged to the father of the teenage get away car drive that helped get away with the murder. the gun should be preserved in case it was needed to uphold the conviction. >> gene: surveillance video
showing chinese exchange student walking to school in queens. suspect behind the girl seem unaware that he is there and starts to get closer. after disappearing from the camera police say he slashed her with box cutter. according to the nypd the victim has only been in the country eight months. >> sara: marine will be awarded the purple heart. thomas sullivan of springfield was one of five service members killed during the july attack on military recruiting centers in chattanooga, tennessee. yesterday the fbi confirmed that gunman mohammed abdul azizi and classified as killed or wounded in action. >> julie: 8:17. this accident on rutherford avenue has been an issue since 6:45 and rollover box truck rutherford avenue inbound right near bunker hill community
college, lots of emergency vehicles still on scene. two tow truck on scene trying to clear that giant truck out. as you could see those are the delays right now on 99. things slow on 93 south as you head from medford into somerville, typical volume eastbound through the weston tolls into newton and allston-brighton areas. 128 to the tobin, 49 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector, 28 minutes on 99 from route 60 in malden to rutherford ave. expect a fine mist and rain drops. >> shiri: mist will favor the morning hours and for the morning the weather threats or weather nuisance, if you will, going to be the drizzle and we got the little bit of fog in central massachusetts but for the evening it is not drizzle any longer. it is going to be heavy rain and going to be much thicker fog and i actually fear we are going to get some dense fog with
visibility close to zero as we shift into the evening and even just after midnight tonight but right now the picture is simply slightly damp one, especially southeastern massachusetts with a couple of those spot sprinkles and even outside of that you might find it a little mist and he damp this morning, 44 in boston. boston kind of a good one to look at because although we are at 44 right now, notice we get up just to about 50 this afternoon with that steadiest rain pushing in after about one or 2:00 this afternoon. points to the north and west where we are could fortunately with fitchburg and manchester, only going up by 10 , you guys will not make it into the 50s. on the flip side southeastern massachusetts now where we got mid to even upper 40s on tap, actually going to rise into the middle 50s. so it is going to be much mayoral rain here south of boston shiri spear rain north of boston. you could see showers continue to be pretty patchy through about 1:00 this afternoon, then i mention it is going to turn steady and you can see we have the blanket of rain in place and
by 4:00 p.m. here we got a steady rain and this is really the time that i'm looking at for some downpours beginning and on and off heavy rain after that, straight through the evening hours because this whole thing doesn't move out until about 10:00 this evening. but it will be long gone by the time you wake up tomorrow morning, sok there's a plus. we have to get through this, 50 in boston, 53 in hyannis and 55 in new bedford, but 46 and worcester, 45 in nashua, 45 in keene, so there's the chilly rain. tonight temperatures stay steady in the 40s and then for the day tomorrow we got the 50s back in boston and a little bit cooler still at some of the higher elevations. for friday tomorrow keep in mind out across the cape and islands you will have thicker clouds and slight chance for one of these passing showers, rest of the area ends up being partly cloudy and for the weekend all day 30s with flurries on saturday and blustery on sunday, brighter and warmer as well with highs back in the 40s. back to you guys. >> gene: new england father
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>> gene: fans of the star wars franchise still going strong at marathon movie sessions across the area right now. many skipped to head to theaters overnight to watch the first six films in the series before the big debut of the newest one overnight and only growing with each passing hour. michael, good morning. >> michael: good morning, gene, and now when fans target to say it is going to get good. lobby now with people because
are so pumped to see the other original six leading up to the big premier of episode seven. for hundreds of fans the force awakens very early in the morning. >> couldn't think of better way to spend my thursday instead of watching all the star wars movies just highly anticipating the new one. >> michael: all ages showed up at revere movie theater at 3:30 a.m. >> perfect excuse to not go to school. >> michael: do you think your teachers agree? >> yeah. >> chris crowd many dressed as jedi, others as members of the dark side. >> i'm sith. >> michael: ready to watch six earlier star wars movies leading up to the new release episode seven.
was r2d2 and then changed to dolphin. >> nothing will stand in our way i will finish what started. >> michael: across the country star wars the force awake ends has brought in more than $1 million in presale tickets. costing this person $60 each, 15 hours of day and fueling force awakens the movie they have been looking for. >> i'm optimistic, been a huge fan since i was a little kid. it feels like being a little kid again. >> michael: as we come back out to live pictures here at movie theater in revere, you see these fans fueling up before they watch episode three. it is going to continue to be a very exciting day and exciting across the area. for now though reporting live in revere, michael henrich, fox25
>> gene: we are ready for the premier. etch seems excited about it. julie gone to the dark side. her light saber same color as darth vader. i knew that. >> sara: she still looks like sunshine. >> gene: post your pictures on instagram. we would love to share them. >> sara: we look so nice. she has not gone to the dark side. >> gene: worried about what may happen. gene: special honor and honor helping out pete fratas' family for years to come. >> shiri: downpours later on today and timeline on heaviest rain next. >> sara: lights are on and
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the good news here, the girl only has minor injuries on her arm and knee and being checked out right now at south shore hospital. the driver did stop and being interviewed right now by police. good morning, everybody. it is thursday ask december 17th, thank you for joining us. >> gene: julie will update us on roads. commute has been very difficult. especially the situation at rutherford avenue by bunker hill community college and truck trying to get it uprighted to get it out of there and three lanes emerging into one to get into breakdown lane there on the right-hand side and julie will update that for us and rest of the roadways in a short time. week before christmas, white christmas possibilities are just not happening. >> shiri: as close to zero as i could possibly give you. today it is all rain, my friend. half inch of rain coming your
this is the big problem if you're hitting the roads right now. look at how the fog issue is growing, visibility near 01-mile and southeastern massachusetts where i have some drizzle in place, i have also got some fog forming and going to turn foggy, going to turn grisly, gray again today, 45 now in boston, lower 40s many of the burbs and 39 now from acton up to pelham, up to hampstead, new hampshire and temperatures middle 40s rest of southeastern massachusetts, see the little bit of green pushing in and drizzle and worcester at 37, pepperell at 39 and jaffrey, new hampshire at 36 and i wouldn't be surprised if you folks had a little mist out there this morning as well. so it is going to be one of those days, although you might not walk out and find the rain now, you will find rain during the day so grab the umbrella before you go. noon time 48 with patchy drizzle and 3:00 p.m. 50 with widespread drizzle and by
7:00 p.m. here comes the heavy rain, look at how long it is going to last us in less than ten minutes, but now julie grauert up with live drive time traffic again. julie, what's the current situation. >> julie: it was a giant box truck that rolled over at 6:45 and still working on getting it upright like gene mentioned and you could see three lanes of traffic funneled into the far right breakdown lane, you're just crawling by. we seen drive times around 30 minutes on -- back to 99 because that's where many of these backups we have seen those real estate delays. 93 south still slow but that's just the typical delays as you head from medford into somerville. expressway jammed from furnace brook parkway to columbia road. 50 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. gene and sara, back to you. >> gene: impressive display outside a fall river home is lit up, but there's still one big thing missing. this week thieves made off with a critical piece of the display.
catherine parrotta live outside the home with look at why it is going to be hard to replace this particular item. good morning, catherine. gene. while the homeowner here, he actually came out early this morning when we first arrived and actually put his display up it looks like. this is something that he does every night, turns this on around 5:00 and see all of these inflatable things are in the yard here, decorations and lights as well but if you take a listen, you won't hear any music playing and that's the key piece of this display that's missing after he says it was stolen. >> didn't have much of a childhood, too often just myself, so i started this with kids in the neighborhood. >> catherine: it is a winter wonderland brought to life in paul grant's yard. >> first year it was lights and santa claus on the porch and adding. >> catherine: 18-year-olds one of the additions was a control box singing 20 christmas songs
to the display and bringing joy to the neighborhood at anthony's street. >> see the kids dancing and all over the naked, it is really nice and see kids have fun like that and now it is gone. >> catherine: christmas caper discovered by grant monday around 5:00 p.m. when he plugged in his display but didn't hear the music. >> in my heart i feel like they >> catherine: grant says it is not about the money. he will replace the box next year if it is not returned. for now his display still shining for the christmas spirit even without the music and 1 week before christmas eve, grant hope the holiday grinch might have a change of heart. >> bring it back, no harm, no foul, don't have to see me, put it in my yard. >> catherine: in case you're wondering he did check this morning to see if the control box was put back. usually it lives there and homeowner still hoping it will return at some point, doesn't want to press charges, wants the items to be returned and
called him with an offer and we will tell you more about that. catherine parrotta, fox25 news. >> sara: a terrifying night for littleton teen as man harasses her on the street and then follows her home. she spoke only with fox25 about what happened. fox25 jessica reyes is live in littleton with description police hope will help catch this man. jess? >> jessica: sara, that teenager describes him as man 5'9" with glasses and spoke with bit of accent
and came up to her first right here in littleton and walking dog on monday night and asked her for directions and followed her home when she tried to runaway. now, her name is casandra and she is just 19 years old. fox25 last night telling us she was out for her usual walk with her dog lucky when the mabe came up to her on king street. she says first asked her for
directions but then hung around and started driving
in circles around the white rav4. she got nervous and that's when things got -- took more terrifying turn. >> i heard a banging on my door and he turned on high beams so i couldn't see his license plate. i was going to throw up. i was going to throw up. it was probably the scariest thing that i have gone through >> jessica: casandra says lucky was charging at the door as he was trying to get into her house and she thinks that's the only thing that kept the man coming into her house and she says she called her mother and she called 911. what police are now doing to try to track down a photo of the suspect. live in littleton, i'm jessica reyes, fox25 news. >> sara: former umass medical
a picture of a woman in a woman's bathroom pled not guilty in october student on the worcester campus claims she heard someone take a photo while she was in the bathroom and then she chased cooper outside. he is due back in court in february. >> sara: new hampshire high school says rape trial of elite private school pushed them to cancel all school dances except for prom. former st. paul school student owen labrie was convicted of sexual assaulting a student. they have been trying to cancel dances for years and says labrie's conviction pushed them to cancel events altogether. >> gene: 8:38, quincy police identified a second man they believe broke into a home and tied up a pregnant woman. police say william mack of revere should be considered armed and dangerous and may be driving 2004 green ford pickup truck and nearly two weeks ago brought you live coverage of
pregnant woman was tied up and more than $40,000 in cash was stolen. second suspect was arrested near the scene. gene: police still looking for suspects that vandalized cape. images of hatchback, dark pickup truck and man riding a four-wheeler and now getting first look at damage. sky fox over sandwich hollow golf course and see the tracks from the four-wheeler on the green damage to repair that -- cost to repair that damage, however, going to be about $30,000. >> sara: explosive find in foxborough, several boxes of dynamite found in warehouse once used by construction company. explosives experts were called in to handle the situation. and it is just how they did it. the dynamite was put on dumptruck full of sand. the boxes were then driven to this construction site and destroyed by a controlled explosion.
sara: high honors for the face of the ice bucket challenge whose story has inspired millions across the world. the ground was broken on new building at endicott college. it will be named after pete fratas that grew up in beverly. the ice bucket challenge went viral and raised millions to fight als. fratas' mom says the whole dedication. >> for pete it has always been about not him but what it stands for for those that have come before him and those that are soon to be diagnosed with als. >> there was a surprise for posted's daughter lucy, she was offered a full ride scholarship and offered room and board in the dorm honored by her dad. >> julie: live look at rutherford avenue, inbound lanes, still waiting for giant box truck to be righted and towed out of town. right now traffic at stand
still, and doing the best they can to get the truck up and out of the way and long grueling process and long grueling commute for many of you. here is shiri. >> shiri: updated the graphic and rest of the morning hours we got 40% chance of showers in form of drizzle by 5:00 p.m. 60%, rather 80% chance, 100% chance of heavy rain by 8:00 tonight. it is gone by tomorrow morning and take you through it hour-by-hour neck. >> gene: change coming to chipolte and what the fast food company is now doing to keep people safe as customers keep getting sick. >> sara: it may be harder to get home on new year's.
program for first responders for september 11th. >> we knew that day we were working in a toxic stew. >> sara: firefighters in new york have been working for years to keep funding for the program since 2001 more than one hundred first responders have died from healing problems caused by the work at ground zero. more than 1,000 still have serious medical issues. the funding is part of a budget bill that congress is about to pass. >> gene: 8:45. secretary of defense made a mistake. ash carter admitted to using a personal e-mail account to do government business in first two months on the job. carter says all work related messages were preserved as required by law. but he says using act only for routine administrative issues was a mistake and carter currently on trip to iraq. gene: father of sandy hook
shooting victim has been nominated for two woods but album he never wanted to write. he wrote the album a beautiful life to help him grief with the death of his daughter anna. she says she loved music and knowing she would be proud of him for the award nominations makes it that much more special. >> one thing she embodied was love. she loved to sing and she loved a lot of the songs that were on the recording like maybe from the musical annie and the prayer that i recorded was something that i prayed with my kids every night before bed or many nights before bed. >> gene: jimmy's son survived the sandy hook shooting and wants to follow in his footsteps to make music. >> sara: according to the portsmouth herald owner of gray bay taxia taking a stand against uber. issue drivers are violating in
not enforcing it and other cabbies considering joining him and driving in dover on new year's eve. sara: facebook teaming up with uber. messenger app can now request a ride without leaving the app. users can choose transportation from the menu or tap a picture of a car. ride sharing rival lyft will be added to messenger in january. >> julie: rutherford avenue inbound, tough to make it out, but box truck still on side in uber there and that's why we have three lanes blocked and just the far right lane getting by over in the breakdown lane. it has been very slow going there all morning. delays stretching back on to 99 in everett. things slow on 93 south through medford. 128 southbound giving us trucial, like usual, through lexington and jammed furnace brook parkway to columbia road. live drive time 14 minutes route 114 minutes to the tobin
and 38 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike and 37 minutes on 99 from route 60 to rutherford avenue but notice the average speed just 7 miles per hour and it will stay that way until the box truck is cleared out. fox25 storm tracker lewinsky meteorologist shiri spear joining us now and a little bit cloudier conditions right now than what we saw yesterday at this time. >> shiri: yeah. so today the yucky weather is back, put it simply like that. starts as drizzle, kind of misty out there, just a a little bit damp, and turns much heavier and travel through the day and even now seeing the fog spread. only dense fog i have though is in worcester right now and then for tomorrow we will have to keep an eye on the cape for a possible shower there. right now 45 in boston, clouds around and by 10:00 a.m. 46 , upper 40s at noon time. today we get into the 50s here as heavier rain pushes in, so
to the south of you it is going to be mid-50s, to the north of you it will be more like mid to upper 40s, so going to be a cooler rain and you can see little hint of green across southeastern massachusetts, that would be the drizzle that's popping up there and continued through noon time today and see the very patchy showers, not consistent rain until we hit the afternoon. so kids coming home from school, here is the thing. i hope they took the umbrellas with them and going to be wet when they get off the bus later on today and for the evening commute, same deal here, a lot of windshield wipers will be active at five, 6:00 this evening, even heavier, steadier rain pushing on in, especially southeastern massachusetts getting slammed by some of the heavier showers straight through the evening hours because this really not winding down until about 10:00 this evening, then the system starts to pull offshore, but see where the front is, it is not going to move very much tomorrow, so that means spots like the cape and
front, that disturbance, there will be more clouds there and even chance for one or two passing showers, not going to be a washout of a day and further inland further it end up being here friday and 7-day forecast always in view, today it is about 52 , remember a little cooler north of boston, a little warmer south of boston, we got developing rain tomorrow, 50 , with a chance for some of the showers getting into southeastern massachusetts. notice that i do have flurries in your saturday forecast. just want you to rest assured that the chance of getting any of it is basically zero, so going to see flurries but going to be too warm to actually accumulate on the ground by sunday, temperature are warming up, we got 40s back on the map and, by the way, sunday does look like the warmer of the two days, the brighter of the two days, both days will be blustery 50s are back for highs next week, so the warm trend continues as we approach christmas. back to you guys. >> sara: all right, shiri,
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>> sara: chipolte vowing to keep kids safe. restaurants officials will do more to guard against bacteria in prep kitchen before food sent to individual locations and throw fresh produce in boiling water three to five seconds to sanitize them before they are used. 150 boston college students caught norovirus after eating at cleveland circle chipolte. chipolte is apologizing by taking out full page ad in the
herald saying they are deeply sorry. the statement continues to read, quote, we are committed to becoming known oz leader in food safety, just as we are known for using the very best ingredients in fast food setting. >> gene: pet small recalling treats over mold concerns. all the information you need to know is right there on the screen. see the bottom of the bag and circled the lot code in red. that's where you will find the lot code number. as for the lot code numbers in question, those are listed on right-hand side of the screen and return to pet smart and you will get a full refund. >> sara: website offering to pay people to get switched but there's a hitch. swanlove offers $10,000 to couples that want to get married, but only so long as they stay married. couples that have to get divorced have to stay married
together and site expected to go live in february. >> gene: minnesota mom takes a chance to take half court shot to cut her kid's tuition in half rather unconventional basket. all that matters it went in and counts and get this, she even took the shot with her eyes closed and cyber shot routine like they used to do free throws that way kind of tossing them up like that. she got the take the shot because the family raised the most money during a school fundraiser. as long as it goes in. >> sara: don't you just feel her joy? her kids must be so psyched too.
>> gene: she psyched and so is her bank account. >> sara: saw him -- we have a lot more this morning. >> saw him taking shoes off and then no, no. then it happened. >> sara: touching gesture from the nba champ and full gesture that will warm your heart. >> shiri: fog in the picture all day long and evening commute get ready to the heavy rain and show you when it rolls into your town coming up.