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>> it was a shockingcase. a 5-year-old found dead after social workers didn't check on him for months. the anticipating and his leader accused of dropping the ball. the promotion that puts the leader once again in the center of the line of fire. >> trusted in watching a 4 month old baby, police say instead she got so drunk she couldn't even open a door. that drama only the latest in a series of issues. the history of baby-sitter problems all linked to the same source. >> complete new england coverage starts right now, this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: thanks so much for waking up with the fox 25 morning news bright and early. it is 6 a.m., sun not up yet, hegedus. blair: and i'm blair miller. jason is with us this morning, welcome to the team, jason. >> a slick note, westward, north ward, watch out for light snow,
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along the shore line, we're okay, but freezing numbers back into the interior, townsend, leominster, westward, along highway 90 back to the west, watch out for light snow, we've had snow freezing up as well. spencer, brookfield, watch out near wimp as well. those numbers right now, sitting at 32 degrees over towards orange too. into boston we go. okay for the morning. dreary, heavy rain coming in, as we get into tomorrow, have it out for you straight ahead. >> heather: a massive police response in boston after one of their own shot during a traffic stop in dorchester, a 9-year-old veteran of the force, now in intensive care this morning. blair: fox 25 brought you the unfolded. that officer shot in the leg and rushed to the boston medical
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>> heather: the suspect was tackled by other officers as he tried to get away. blair: stephanie coueignoux is live this morning, this all started as a traffic stop. >> reporter: and, blair, that's when the the suspect got out of his car and started shooting at officers of this morning, all is quiet at police headquarters. certainly as you can imagine, a very different story yesterday. and, again, we do want to let you know, last check that officer who was shot is still in intensive care this morning. police haven't released the officer's name. we can tell you he is a 9 year earn have around part of the police drug unit. he was rushed to boston medical center yesterday after he was shot in the leg. again, this all started with that traffic stop yesterday. police pulled that driver over, knowing he didn't have a valid license. police say inside that car was 27-year-old grant headley. they told us after officers pulled headley over, he got out
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that's when they say he started shooting at officers. one of the officers was hit in the leg. and training kicked in, that police commissioner and that officer pulled out a tourniquet like this one, to wrap around his leg, stop the bleeding and help save his life. >> he tried to do this, initially because all of our officers have it, then our uniform officers who was nearby heard it and he tied it up. >> reporter: and i believe that you're taking a look at headley's mug shot right now. police were able to tackle him just down the street and taken into custody. we've also learned that he was just released from jail months ago. we've dug into his past and took a look at his criminal history. coming up in 30 minutes, we'll look at those details and hear what his father had to say about all of this.
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morning news. >> heather: the shooting in boston comes on the heels of an officer shooting in philadelphia as well. that crime allegedly committed in the eyes of isis. urging officers to be vigilant. the shooting in philadelphia happened late thursday night. the whole thing played out on surveillance camera. you watch right here, with the gunman with the gun drawn, approaches the police cruiser, police say he fired 13 times into that cruiser. three of the bullets hitting jeff knee hand net in the arm. >> i'm shot. i'm bleeding heavily. >> heather: the video thens and you can see the officer get out of the cruiser and shoot at the suspect. he was shot once and taken into custody quickly. the weapon he used was a stolen police gun. >> it was stolen back in october of 2013. it was reported. and that is one of the things
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most, when an officer's gun is stolen, that it is used against one of your own. >> heather: and now the fbi has joined in the investigation into the shooting. injuries that will require multiple surgeries but he is expected to recover. blair: and both of those shootings drawing strong association. as they called to an end of the violence against police. >> in philadelphia a police officer was almost assassinated. somebody came up to him in the cruiser, ambushed him, fired 13 times into the cruiser. this has become a daily occurrence in this country, it cannot stand. blair: and fox 25 will follow the shooting in philadelphia and the boston police officer shooting. we will have updates here on television and also online at myfoxboston.com. >> heather: an investigation underway in hudson new hampshire car.
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crossing webster street before 8:00 last night. police say she has serious but non-life threatening injuries. the driver of the jeep that did hit her did stay at the scene. police do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor. also working on another crash, this one happened in malden. wow, on lynn street, not much left of one car there, after a crash. right now police confirmed someone was rushed to the hospital and an arrest was made. we'll have more on this as information comes in to us. blair: also new this morning, a person in charge of a state office, under fire for how it handled the disappearance of a child. marsha was the area director of the dcf office who worked on the case of 5-year-old jeremiah oliver, he disappeared from fitchburg in 2015 after social workers did not check on him for months.
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rowdy is now named director for the agency's western region. a worcester man held without bail accused of beating a child to the point he needed surgery. donnie sanchez in court yesterday for a dangerous hearing. he was arrested after his girlfriend's 3-year-old son was brought to the hospital on new year's day. that boy was seriously hurt and needed surgery for repair of a perforated bowel. he have it was already arrested for threats he made against the mother. >> heather: a man knee too drunk to watch a baby in her care. arrested on friday, after quite a dramatic scene at an apartment she was baby-sitting. a mother of 4 month old baby, arrived home to find the dead bolt, lowed and conway-lally too drunk to even open it. she had a newly empty bottle of
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been 3 times the legal limit had she been driving. she was hired off the website, care.com which connects caregivers and parents. this is the third case involving that website where a baby-sitter was involved with the law. in 2013, boston police arrested a woman for stealing more than a quarter million dollars from a beacon hill family. and in the fall, wracking up thousands of dollars on a family credit cart. care.com encourage people to order background checks before hiring a sit. they also caution those checks are not always completely accurate. we did reach out to the company about conway-lally. she was ordered to stay away from the family and due back in court next month. blair: a young family accused
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children by her side. sandra savage was stuffing items into a with a baby carriage. 9-year-old grandson was also with her. when savage was confronted by an employee, she and the kids ran off. crossing busy washington street and taking cover in a domino's pizza. at some point, savage left the skids alone in the restaurant, according to officers, to hide out in the walk out refrigerator. >> she said somebody is chasing me and walked right around the counter into the back of the store, appeared to become somewhat confused, went into the cooler. blair: police had to pry open the door to get to savage. now being held on bail and facing multiple charges. a scary afternoon for a teenager in north attleboro came home thursday only to interrupt a robbery from her home. thomas mccullough was arrested
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out the back door. reported breaking into a number of homes to support his heroin addiction. he's now being held on $20,000. >> heather: a man facing a road rage stabbing in braintree. mario roman was in court yesterday for an incident that happened thursday near granite and north street. prosecutors say he admitted to having an altercation with another driver. that victim was stabbed multiple times but is said to, recovering this morning. rom manual was arrested after witnesses provided a partial plate number and description of the vehicle. bail is set at $150,000. roman is due back in court later this month. and mexican drug king pin el chapo back in custody after spending six months on the run. he was arrested yesterday in northwestern mexico. and this is video of the mexican navy leading el chapo to an suv. it comes just moments after a
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drug lord pins dead. this video showed el chapo escaping from the maximum security prison. he walked right out. got through a hole in his cell. now that he's been recaptured held. but the u.s. justice department wants him extradited to the u.s. so a repeat doesn't happen. blair: one person displaced by a fire that happened around 8:00. this morning. an inspector was called to the scene. an explosion at a chemical plant in north andover is still under investigation. hazmat and the bomb squad had to isolate a cylinder. once that happens and the area is safe, they can figure out the cause. on thursday, four people were seriously hurt in the explosion. still trying to get an update on how they're doing this morning. >> heather: happening this
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together to pick up the pieces after vandalism at a local graveyard. a local mason group and volunteers were headed to the cemetery where headstones were damaged last week. this was a story we told you last weekend on fox 25 morning news. in all 33 headstones needed to be fixed. and they were toppled, broken. this is the fifth time since that cemetery has been hit by vandals. the caretakers tells fox 25 damages are to be about $35,000. and massachusetts lawmakers are getting ready to take a field trip. coming up, why they are headed out to colorado to learn more about the growing marijuana growing industry. blair: plus a high school principal accused of chatting of girl. next why the death says charges can't be filed. >> it is a dreary start to our saturday.
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a little bit of drizzle and freezing temperatures mainly in western areas leading to cause overpasses. right now 40 in boston. but 32 in bury. look at that rain snow line. a light snow falling overnight
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. >> heather: fox 25 investigates to give you the report of the details surrounding former principal who resigned in december, at the time on inappropriate computers given for the resignation for the decision. not being charged. we do now know that that behavior allegedly entails a series of internet chats with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. >> reporter: he's not faces any criminal charges but the allegations are disturbing. this report obtain by as fox 25 investigates. former principal, edward rosemary writ spoke over a one month period to someone he
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it was actually decoy for the nonperverted justice foundation. according to the report, the foundation contacted investigators and provided chat logs, screen shots of chats, text messages and photo e-mails. allegedly admitted to the decoy. he was a principal and a father, but, said, he was just a regular guy in a chat room. and his chat name, a agree guy. the chats were sexual in nature and that he initiated the sexual chat. fox 25 first reported that they had been to his place for an examination. examination of his desktop activity found activity from the two browsers in question. a school issued dell laptop also contained evidence consistent with chat activity on those websites. plus dozens of graphic files depicting adult pornography.
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rosemary rick, he acknowledged his behavior was inappropriate and said he did it because it's exciting. for the third time since this story broke, we tried to reach him but he did not come to the door. but parents had plenty say to say when we told them what we learned. >> i think it's horrific, certainly as a principal of a school, you know, with children. >> the best thing is that he's not here any more. that's how i feel. the most important thing is obviously our kids safety. and i think they did a great job by telling him, he's no longer with the school. >> reporter: and in a letter sent home to parents this week, the district explained when they learned of the allegations, they immediately suspended rosemary rick and followed a no trespass order. we did reach out to the attorney, and there are no charges against rosemaryic.
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state law requires him to entice a victim to a specific location and there's no indication that rosemaryic did not do that. in not charges rosemaryic, the district attorney's office does not suggest that his conduct in any way was appropriate. as repugnant as his act was, it simply does not cross the criminal line. >> jason: good afternoon. i'm storm meteorologist, jason brewer. we're off to a cloudy start. slick spots on the roads, mainly bridges, overpasses, along highway you i 90 west, that's the spot to watch this morning for slippery areas. a sunday soaker in store. and windy as winds start to pick up, gusts 40, 50, even higher gusts on your sunday. right now, 40 in boston. visibility just fine. fog around worcester. light snow falling in the overnight reported from the
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so let's zoom right in, show you some of the areas that are experiencing rain in that freezing line. showers anywhere east of 495 but westward some of that frozen precipitation, getting some snow even freezing fog and freezing drizzle, clinton, holden, as well, spencer and brookfield, there's worcester. reporting light snow in the overnight hours. that's going to continue for at least a few more hours and then temperatures graduallirise above freezing and less of a concern heading four our lunch hours. future cast, winds on shore beginning to bring that moisture in, steadily into the day today, into the overnight tonight. and as we wake up tomorrow morning, we're starting to get a bit breezier and a few showers starting to break out. we do have a high wind watch. that goes into effect tomorrow morning, right through the early evening. and here's why. look at these wind gusts.
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30, 40 miles an hour. especially the cape and island. and we'll see winds turn more out of the southeast as deep pressure wind up to our west. look at these 50 miles an hour wind gusts, 40 bedford. in the 30s across central and western mass. as well. high temperatures mostly in the upper 30s to middle 40s. but sunday with windy southeast winds, we're going to be challenging records as highs race up into the 50s. so let's take a look at some of the rain, building through on sunday. it doesn't get out of here until after dark, i think, on sunday evening and with low pressure spinning by. it's going to be windy out there for your sunday. and it gets colder heading into early next week. but look at the rain fall that we're going to be seeing. anywhere from the an inch, inch and a half of rain likely. widespread across the area by the close of sunday night. so on saturday, 42 degrees.
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light rain chance here after the temperatures warm above freezing. we'll be out of the woods as far as the slippery roads. raining. monday. and then another chance of wet wednesday. blair: time now 6:22. and come november, voters could have a chance to legalize recreational marijuana. the question on marijuana still needs approval before it appears on the ballot. the state senators are headed to colorado to learn more about how the state system works. houses and learn more about crime and dui. fox 25 vanessa welch will be along for the trip. don't miss her live report from skro on tuesday only on fox 25 at 10. was one of the most popular gifts from the christmas season. colleges are telling them to leave them at home. why colleges are telling them to ditch the hover board before
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so a demonstration is an understatement, did not go as planned for a reporter. he volunteers to be the test subject as a company demonstrates a new -- blair: this really backfired when the reporter was actually stabbed in the back. show you the video. the first few hits. you kind of get hid by the jacket. then you see the moment the blade hits the reporter there. kind of cringed and moved away. >> heather: that motion right there. you kind of see i was it supposed to go like that? blair: it turns out the vest shifted so that part of his back was unprotected. needs a few stitches and hurt feels about the whole hinge. >> heather: he seems to be handling it remarkably well. blair: i know for being on video and everything like that. the company is hoping to sell some vests. they've gotten some attention, though. >> heather: certainly. coming up. a woman hurt by an underground feeble at a local beach.
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hidden all over the country. and coming up. two states in our area we'll tell you where beach goers could be in danger. >> jason: tracking fog and anywhere from -- extra careful on the bridges and overpasses out west. do have heavy rain for the weekend. i'm going to time that out for you soon. we'll be back in a bit. >> reporter: this man, charged
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so veggie good. complete new england news coverage continues right now. this is fox 25 morning news. blair: a controversial plan being considered that would house undocumented immigrant teenagers at air force bases around the country, including one here in massachusetts. coming up this morning, fox 25 has more on lawmakers take how would plan operations at air force base. welcome back, it's saturday, january 9th, good to have you here, i'm blair miller. >> heather: i'm heather hegedus. we want to welcome jason brewer on his first day here. jason, welcome to the team. >> jason: thank you so much. thank you for the warm welcome. off to a cloudy start, some drizzle. especially bridges and overpasses, worcester, westward, we have seen light snow falling this morning. we've had fog trying to freeze
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let's try to get into the radar from brookline new hampshire, clinton. east of 190, right now looks where the worse of it is. west of 195, you're going to find the concern. east of there, in good shape. right now. 39 plymouth. temperatures holding steady in the lower 40s for the better part of the day, cloudy, drizzle day today. heavy rain on the way for tomorrow. i'll time it out next. >> heather: a massive police response in boston after one of their own shot at a traffic stop in dorchester. the officer, a 9 year veteran of the force is in intensive care. blair: fox 25 brought you the story all day yesterday as the activities unfolded. >> heather: the 27-year-old suspect had only been released from prison this past spring and was tackle bid officers as he tried to get away.
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live at police headquarters this morning with more on the story. and this all started as a traffic stop. >> reporter: it did. i want to give you an update on the boston police officer. so far no you have date. but we're going to continue to check in throughout the morning. as for the suspect involved, he is in jail this morning. it all happened with a traffic in dorchester. officers pulled grant headley over, because he didn't have a that's when police say he got out of the car and started he hit the officer in the leg. and then ran. police tackling him moments later. when we looked into headley's past, we learn that he had been released from jail just about nine months ago. and we found that he's he had been arrested six other times. most of those arrests were for illegal weapons and drug charges. the most recent arrest in 2009, when police charged him with four counts of carrying a firearm without a license.
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to speak with headley's father after his son's arrest. take a listen. >> message for the boston police department today? >> yes, my sympathy goes out to the officer. i don't condone that kind of behavior. if he did it, you know, he'sing wrote. >> reporter: do you think if he did do this, that he's lucky to be alive. >> yes, i think so. yeah, he is. he is lucky. >> reporter: and, good en, as for the officer that was shot in the leg, remains in intensive care this morning. coming up, the action that he took that may have saved his life. at boston police headquarters, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. blair: this morning, a series of robberies in worcester cracked wide open. the customers bank on lincoln street. a man walked in, demanded cash and ran offer. when police arrived, this he realized the suspect description matched five other armed robberies in the last two weeks.
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rashard-benton, jr. they found to his apartment and found evidence linking him to all six robberies. he will be arraigned on monday. >> heather: also this noon. cocaine, marijuana, thousands of cash, taken off the streets of worcester. it is a multidrug investigation that led to the arrest of a new york man accused of being a drug dealer. that man is in jail right now. he'll be arraigned on monday. two more area colleges have now banned hoverboards. umass amherst and boston college say the devices are too dangerous to have on campus as we've been reporting the batteries can overheat causing the hoverboard to catch on fire. people also fall and get hurt. emerson college banned the boards earlier this week citing similar concerns. blair: a type of underground cable that caused an explosion on a beach, could also be buried in 48 other places in 12 states, including rhode island and new
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the cables were used to power coast guard lights before converted to solar power. last summer a woman was hurt after a cable caused on explosion at salty brine beach in narragansett. >> heather: reaction this morning, from one congressman that would house undocumented immigrant teenagers at hans come air force base. congressional leader says it is the country's obligation to help these children. but some oppose the plan to house teens at military bases like hans come. dc bureau caught up with seth molten to get his comments about the controversial plan. >> we are working with the base commander, to make sure the base can continue do its important functions for the department of defense if these children come. >> heather: the children staying at military bases will be between 13 and 17 years old. but the pentagon says it's still unclear right now, whether any of those bases will be used, how
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cite and when they might even arrive. blair: happening today bernie sanders campaign is-ish officially opening its headquarters in massachusetts. it's happening at 10:00 this morning. 89 cambridge street in charlestown. state senator jamie he will bridge will announce supporters and officially endorse the senator. this is the first official campaign office here in massachusetts. and a bullet hole found in the front window at sanders headquarters in vegas. it happened thursday morning. the same night that he was out there for a rally. police are not saying much about what they know. a turkey obsessed with checking himself out in hubcaps of local police cruisers coming up this morning, the scent that police hope will help keep this turkey at bay. >> heather: plus a young man sitting on the hood of a car and a dog acting out of character. the role this four legged friend played in stopping the crime in progress. >> jason: we have a rearry weekend in store.
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>> heather: time now 6:39. an update into an investigation. the attorney general's office taking action after we uncovered hundreds of personal documents being dumped in a field off of a plymouth road. we first showed you back in june of 2014 these boxes and boxes of documents containing personal information from hundreds of
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the files belong to attorney michael lany at the time running reality and representing mortgagers during closing. now filed a civil suit against haney stating he violated the massachusetts privacy and massachusetts security breach act by improperly storing his client's real estate closing files containing protected information. he has been ordered to pay civil penalties. the cost of the investigation and any restitution. we have reached out to attorney haney we have not heard back yet. blair: $800 million that is the jackpot for tonight's powerball drawing. a number that will likely still climb today. if you win, the tax deduction is only 4600 million. >> heather: i think i can deal with it. blair: you have to buy before 9 tonight. on wednesday, a winning ticket
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>> heather: if you don't want it, i'll have it, all right? a pesky friendly with police officers. this turkey has been object sessioned with looking at him shiny hubcaps there. he chases the cruisers around when they move. neighbors are having fun with this one. to help with this one, they're installing gravy air treasureners in the car. he's very self obsessed. what can i say, he likes the way he looks. vanity. the first sighting of rare what else happening off of provincetown. north atlantic white whales and the study says there's only about 526 left of them. for the past six years, about half of the that population, has come to cape cod bay in the winter and spring because of high preservation of plank ton which they feed on.
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progress, this dog, roxy was out for a walk on oaklaned street where she suddenly bolted to her backyard. roxy's owner followed and found a young man sitting on a car. questioned the teen about what he was doing and ended up calling 911. at that point, the teen ran off, roxy in pursuit. arrived to find the first floor apartment trashed. lives in that vandalized apartment. he doesn't even a dog right now. but maybe one is in his future. >> had my locks changed years ago. the locksmith said, the thing that really keeps out intruders the best is a barking dog. blair: oh, yeah. a loud one too, a husky and german shepard mix. she is normally very friendly. >> heather: wow. the stage is set and the arguments are ready. still ahead the battles that could play out that could
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>> heather: some of americans biggest tech companies met with top white house officials in san jose california friday. the groups discussed how terrorists are using social media. a key issue includes identifying recruitment methods. apple, google, facebook, microsoft and twitter all among the groups helping administration officials to come up with a plan to address the issue. blair: super computers that will track dangerous winter storms farther out and with specific locations. give us a first hand look at the high powered machines. >> reporter: this is where the
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major hurricanes or tornados are map, tracked and predicted. now two new state-of-the-art super computers will power the projections made here. 35 million dollar project will change the way noaa and the national weather service will predict and severe weather. >> it will be done faster, it will be done more accurate, and it will be done giving a longer extended forecast. >> reporter: the new super computers will allow them to track flooding an rivers and streams in 700 times locations than before. they'll now have neighborhood level flooding forecast. >> yes, we can save lives. >> reporter: the national weather service says the super computers will allow for better predictions of storm surge, high hurricanes. and also provide longer range and geographically pinpointed predictions for storms. everyone from fema to local responders better earlier data
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>> these up grades give us four times the capacity we had before. >> reporter: the new computers are officially online and operational three years after they were first proposed in the federal budget. reporting in washington, justin gray, fox 25 news. blair: fox 25 storm tracker meteorologist jason brewer. the i am of waking up with a little bit of a slick road action on the west side of the state. especially in worcester light snow overnight. it's a dreary saturday and a soaker on the way. wide spreed soaker on sunday and windy directions. right now temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s. the cape and islands, 37 natick. but here across the west side, seeing light snow. back through worcester here, 32, 33 degrees right on the cuff, you have slick spots on the elevated surfaces bridges and
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extra careful heading out this morning. changing to rain as it moves eastward and encounters that warmer air. but anywhere from lunenburg down towards clinton, sterling, highway 190, east and south of there seeing the worse of it right now, holden, paxson, east brookfield be and spencer as well north of highway 90 dealing with some of those slick roads. be careful out there. here's future cast. here's the road direction, out of the east, throughout the day today bringing in atlantic moisture, keep the clouds around, keep patchy drizzle around. by sunday morning, a few light showers starting to break out. temperatures actually rising a little bit and a high wind watch goes into effect tomorrow morning right through sunday evening. here's why why. you see those wind gusts 30 to 40 miles an hour on sunday morning. and only increasing through the afternoon. look at these wind gusts. 40 to 50 miles an hour.
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for the cape and islands up to 60 miles an hour tomorrow afternoon. now, high temperatures in the 40s today most spots. but look at tomorrow. with those southeast winds, with he could challenge some records in the 50s. won't be able to get out and enjoy it. it will stay overcast, it will stay rainy all day. time some of the rain out. future cast tomorrow morning, a few showers breaking out by noon. widespread heavier rain coming in for your sunday, they last all afternoon. and the heavier rains don't really start to move out until after dark as low pressure finally pulls out to our north here. it's going to be very windy with this lull coming by and heavy rains piling up anywhere from an inch, inch and a half across all of massachusetts. so this is a widespread rain event. and we'll be replacing milder air with colder air next week. especially the middle of the week, jet streaming back way giving way to a winter type look here. and back into the 20s and even
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so here's the seven-day forecast with the weekend always in view, of course in the low 40s today, scattered patchy drizzle and light rain, dreary overall. windy tomorrow, highs do warm up. but, again, we can't get outside to take advantage of it. because it's just rain all day. and a few left over in you aries on the backside of that system possible and then another shot at wentry weather on tuesday night into wednesday. models still not agreeing on how potent that storm might be. but it does get windy and stays chilly at or below normal temperatures right through next week. >> heather: not looking bad. the teachers are at the center of a blockbuster case at the u.s. supreme court happening monday. and a decision could have a significant impact right here in massachusetts. justices will decide whether states can keep requiring employees not in a union to pay union fees for negotiating. it will affect school teachers
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a group of the teachers will argue it vials first amendment right workers who disagree with the union especially politically. union advocates, however, cover employee contracts. >> this is really an agenda that says, let's weaken unions. >> heather: the justice's decisions could unravel thousands of union contracts around the country. blair: this morning, we're learning more about the hockey player injured last week. she sustained a severe spinal cord injury when she hit the boards on new year's eve. the family says, quote, deanna has limited movement. her arms and no feeling in her legs and say they hope she can fight every day with her trademark grit and resolve. she worked as a victims advocate at the essex d.a.'s office. is 18 too young to be allowed legal access to alcohol? that's the question new
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ahead in the next hour, the restrictions some think go far enough to make 18 year olds and alcohol okay. >> heather: plus the pats may have the weekend off. but today's game will have a big impact on their play off schedule.
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you know, pop a little sports drink. not trying no pop or soda. lay back, watch the games. it's always cool to watch the games go down and enjoy them. >> going to watch every game that's on this weekend. it's not often to get a chance unless it's a thursday night or monday night game that you get to watch other teams play without watching the team edit. so it's going to be a be mr., it's going to be good to see. >> pat fans are really paying attention to these games. if the steelers win, they get the winner of houston and kansas city. the bruins are enjoying frequent flyer miles more than most. they play on the road more than the confines of the home. they're looking to get back on track last night taking on the new jersey delve new jersey devils.
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this get this one from dorchester jimmy haze. and this is collin miller showing off. 4-1 win over the devils. now, game two of the bruins five game road trip is tonight in ottawa the puck drops at 5 p.m. >> heather: a casino may be in the works run by the wampanoag tribe. the government placed about acres of land in mashpee into a trust, it is intent to build a casino on that land. blair: shooting of burglaries and theft, crimes violent up at t stops around the city. fox 25 investigates to get answers what the t is making its stops safer. >> heather: plus a grandmother with two young children caught shoplifting inside a local wal-mart.
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intensive care after he was shot. the action that officer took that likely saved his life. blair: it was a shocking case. a 5-year-old found dead after social workers didn't check on him for months. the agency and its leader accused of dropping the ball. the promotion that puts the leader once again in the center of an agency under fire. >> heather: she was trusted to a 4 month old baby, police say instead she got so drunk she couldn't even open a door. that drama only the latest in a series of history. the history of baby-sitter problems all linked to the same source. >> complete new england coverage starts right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: thank you so much for watching the fox 25 morning news. it is 7 a.m. on saturday, january 9th. a pretty mild start for most parts of the area. i'm heather hegedus. blair: i'm blair miller. fox 25 storm tracker meteorologist jason brewer is
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welcome to the team. >> jason: thank you. temperatures in the 40s in a lot of locations but the one area of concern, anywhere worcester to westward just enough freezing air, 32, 31 degrees in enough spots to cause some concern. especially on the elevated surfaces. light rain from burlington, to acton, all away highway 495, out to the west, here, shrewsbury to worcester. along 190, that's where we have light snow being reported as well as some fog. it's been freezing too. along charleston, the pike, watch out for light snow this morning. temperatures willrise above freezing in a couple of hours and out of the woods then. it's cloudy, it's dreary, patchy areas of drizzle and then rain tomorrow. i'll have that forecast straight ahead. >> heather: speak to you in a bit, jason. a massive police response in boston after one of their own
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in dorchester. the officer is a 9 year veteran of the force. this morning, he remains in intensive care. blair: fox 25 brought you the breaking updates on a story all day long yesterday as they unfolded here. that officer was hit in the leg and taken to surgery at boston medical center. >> heather: the 27-year-old suspect had only. blair: stephanie, this all started as a traffic stop. >> reporter: and blair, it was during that traffic stop, when that suspect got out of his car and started shooting at officers. it is quiet this morning, outside of boston police headquarters. but as you can imagine, a very different story yesterday. and when we last checked. that officer who was shot in the leg, he was still in intensive care at the hospital. police haven't released the officer's name. but, again, we can tell you he is a 9 year earn have
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police drug unit. he was rushed yesterday can after being shot in the leg. this all started with the traffic stop in dorchester. police pulled that driver over knowing he didn't have a valid license. police say inside that car was 27-year-old grant headley. they told us after officers pulled headley over, he got out of his vehicle and they say unprovoked, that's when he started shooting at the officers. one of those officers was hit in the leg. immediately commissioner william in. the officer took out a turn nick adequate like this one to stop his life. >> we try to do it initially because all of our officers have it then a fellow uniformed officer heard the call and he tied it up. >> reporter: you're taking a
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police were able to tackle him down the street and take him into custody and we have learned he has been released from jail a few months ago. we've been digging through his history. and those details and as well what his father had to say about all of this. i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 morning news. >> heather: the shooting in boston comes on the heels of an officer shooting in philadelphia as well. that crime allegedly committed in the name of isis. the attack has departments across the country on high alert, urging officers to be vigilant. the shooting? philadelphia happened late thursday night. the whole thing played out in on surveillance camera. see how the gunman has the gun gone drawn, approaches the police cruiser, police say he fired 13 times. just three of the bullets hit officer jesse heart net in the arm. >> an officer shot. i'm bleeding heavily!
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and you see him get out and shoot at the suspect. that suspect was hit once and taken into custody. we're told the weapon he used was a stolen police gun. >> stolen back in october of 2013. it was reported. and that is one of the things most. when an officer's gun is stolen, your own. >> heather: now the fbi has joined in on the investigation into the shooting. officer heart net had serious injuries that will require multiple surgicaling surgeries but he is expected to recover. blair: both of those shootings strong reaction from the patrolman's association. fox 25 was there as they called for the end of the violence against police. >> in philadelphia, a police officer was almost assassinated. somebody came up to him, ambushed him, fired i believe 13 times in the cruiser. this has become a daily
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it cannot stand. both the shooting in philadelphia and the police officer shooting. we will have updates here on myfoxboston.com. morning. an investigation is underway in hudson, new hampshire, after a woman was struck by a car there. it happened as that woman was trying to cross webster street just before 8:00 last night. police say she had serious nonlife-threatening injuries. the driver of the jeep did stay on the scene. police do not believe drug dr. alcohol or speed were factors. also working on another crash ha happened overnight in malden. on lynn street. not much left of one car after a crash. right now police confirmed to us someone did go to the hospital and an arrest was made. we'll have more on this as soon as we get information for you. blair: new this morning, the
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office under fire for how it handled the disappearance of a child. marsha rowdy was the director for the north central dcf office which worked on the case of 5-year-old jeremiah oliver. he disappeareded. and social workers did not check on him for months. he was later found dead. the herald reported that rowdy has become the director of the western region now. a worcester man held without bail accused of beating a little boy to the point that the child needed surgery. 23-year-old johnny sanchez was in court yesterday for a dangerous hearing. he was arrested after his girlfriend's son was brought to the hospital on new year's day. that boy was seriously hurt and needed surgery to repair a perforated bowel. sanchez was facing charges from november for threats he made against the little boy's mother. >> heather: a man see accused of being too drunk to watch a
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susan conway-lally was arrested monday after she was supposed to be baby-sitting. police tell fox 25, the mother of 4-year-old arrived home to find the dead bolt locked and conway-lally too drunk to open it. firefighters had to break that door with an ax. the baby-sitter had a nearly empty bottle of vodka in her purse and would've been more than 3 times the legal limit had she gotten behind the wheel. conway-lally was hired off the waltham based website care.com which connects caregivers and parents. this makes the third case involving that website. in 2013, a woman got arrested for stealing more than a quarter million dollars from a beacon hill family. and last fall, for wracking up thousands on a family's credit card. care.com do encourage people to
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hiring a sitter. but they also caution that those checks are not completely accurate or complete. we reached out to the company about susan conway-lally. care.com tells us the company is deeply troubled by the incident and helping police with the investigation. conway-lally is ordered to stay away from the family and due back in court next month. blair: a weymouth woman accused of shoplifting with two young children by her side. sandra savage was stuffing items from the wal-mart on middle street into a baby carriage. her friend's one-year-old was in the stroller and savage's own 9-year-old grandson was with her. police say when savage was confronted about i an employee she and the kids ran off crossing busy washington street and taking cover in a domino's pizza. at some point, savage left the kids alone in the restaurant to hide out in the walk in refrigerator. >> she stood up quickly and said, somebody is chasing me. and walked right around the
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store, appeared to become somewhat confused, went into the cooler. blair: police had to pry open that door to get to savage. now facing multiple charges including recklessly endanering a child. a 15-year-old came home from school on thursday in attleboro only to interrupt a robbery in her home. thomas mccullough was arrested after spotting him run out the back door. he admitted into breaking into a pair of homes to support his heroin addiction. he's now being held on $20,000 bail. >> heather: happening this morning, the community will be coming together to pick up the pieces after vandalism happened at a local graveyard. starting at 8:30 this morning, an hour and 20 minutes from now, a local mason group and volunteers will head to pleasant hill cemetery to restore headstones that were damaged last week. this is a story that we told you about live here on the fox 25
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all 33 headstones need to be fixed. you can see where they were broken in pieces. just horrible. this is the fifth time since 2012 that that cemetery has been hit by vandals. the caretaker tells fox 25 damages are estimated to be about $30,000. massachusetts leaders are getting ready to take a field trip. quite a long one too. coming up, the insight they hope to gain from their trip to colorado to learn about the budding marijuana business. blair: week long investigation shows is up on the t. the reason transit police say the numbers really aren't all bad. >> jason: and i'm tack tracking pockets of rain and even snow. light rain moving in north and west of boston. it's 40 degrees right now in the city. but down to 32 in worcester where we've had light snow in the overnight hours.
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>> blair: fox 25 investigates investigating changes made by police to keep up with the crime at certain t stations. we've been looking through years of information to see which i dug into the information
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see what they're doing about it. >> reporter: every day, hundreds of thousands of people use the t to get where they're going. >> i have to come through here regardless. >> reporter: including seeley, who trying to watch for any trouble. >> i generally feel very safe but i am mindful that anything can happen. >> reporter: fox 25 investigates has spent weeks looking into years of data with the mbta that breaks down the crimes happening at t stations. >> it's definitely startling. >> reporter: we started looking into it after shots were fired outside of the forest hill station in october. two people arrested in what police say was a gang fight. our investigation found overall violent crime up at t stops from 2013 to 2014. but therise in the number of assault, burglaries and larcenies. and we discovered forest hill has repeatedly seen most crime of all of the t stations.
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in the top five for violent crimes. two years, south station, downtown crossing and forest hills. here on the red line at the ail weight station, so far this year, it's leading the way for the number of crimes reported. that's largely due to the number of bikes being stolen. >> we have to be open. which inherently makes us a soft target. superintendent, richard sullivan says the amount of crime for the volume of people isn't that bad. the frequent station of crime is the direct result of where most approximate people pass through. but they've recently put more officers at the station, including more undercover officers. also using more cameras like these. >> they aid us greatly in our investigations without -- i could give you examples of some investigations where if we did not have the benefit of our public safety camera system i don't believe the likelihood that we would have been able to solve those crimes. >> reporter: he points to this video from november of 2014, it
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he was eventually arrested. here in downtown crossing, parker sullivan rides the red line every day. he never thought one of the hot spots for crime would be here. >> it makes me regard more. >> reporter: that's exactly what police say people must do to avoid what's usually a crime of opportunity. >> people can do a lot to help themselves and a lot to help us help them. >> reporter: now we went through a lot of data for this story and made it easy for you to look through it to see what happens at any subway or commuter rail in boston. we've put it all on myfoxboston.com. >> heather: nice work, blair. coming up november voters in massachusetts could have the opportunity to legalize recreational marijuana. the question on marijuana still needs approval before it appears on the ballot. so state senators are headed to colorado now to learn more about how that state's system works. setting up on regulated grow houses and learn more about
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and fox 25 vanessa welch will be along for the trip. don't miss her live reports from colorado on monday and tuesday only on fox 25 news at 10. >> blair: the governor made the i announcement yesterday, the cuts including being slashed from the early retirement program. 6.5 million from the transportation fund, and from the state police. the fiscal budget has a 20 million dollar deficit. >> jason: good morning. right now, i'm tracking slick spots well west and north of boston. some to, careful of. it's a dreary saturday. overcast skies. cloudy day with a few spotty showers. but a sunday soaker on the way. and also a lot of wind in store on sunday too. right now 40 in boston.
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we've had fog out to the west in we're. temperatures in the lower 40s as you head to the outer cape. boston at 40 as well. north and west, we're now beginning to see some light snow reported around lawrence, all the way back around worcester, light snow reported in the overnight hours and temperatures are flirting with the freezing mark. so those elevated roadways, overpasses, bridges, do use extra caution headed out early this morning. take a look at the radar, light snow changing into rain as it makes its way northeast ward. but we've just gotten caught here with freezing temperatures around haverhill and lawrence. just had a text from shearry in brew, line new hampshire where he's had a few flurries up there as well. anywhere 459 points westward, a better chance to get into some of the light snow. rain, marlborough, know your conditions from worcester back to charlestown here. the western side of the state. as we look across the western
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a new batch of light snow forming. we'll watch out there in windham county as well. here's our saturday, breeze out of the east. not too much wind yet. not too much rain yet. sunday morning, we really begin to see the winds start to pick up and a light showers break out. there's a high wind watch that goes into effect tomorrow right through the early evening. here's why. winds are going to start gusting up. here on the future cast, wind gusts 30 to 40 miles an hour on sunday morning. and that only increases. winds out of the southeast start to warm us up. we have to deal with 40 and 50 miles an hour wind gusts, could have isolated wind damage, especially for the cape and islands. high temperatures today in the upper nirtsz in the west, mid 40s in boston. then tomorrow, low to mid 50s, making a run at the record of 56 degrees for that date. we won't be able to get out and enjoy it.
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very reign rainy. widespread rain moving in. heavy rain at 5:00 tomorrow, across most of the area and it's moves out. leaving in its wake, about an inch, inch and a half of rain area wide. so this is a big soaker. it stays on the warmer side of average through sunday. then our jet stream dips again. start to get the colder air for the better part of next week. in the seven-day forecast, low 40s today, low 50s tomorrow. and then back to at or below normal temperatures next week and another shot of wintry weather possible by tuesday night into wednesday. >> blair: it was one of the most popular gifts of the christmas season. now college students being told to leave them at home. why college students are told to ditch the hoverboard before hitting the campus. >> heather: plus volunteering to test out protective gear. he's probably wishing he hadn't.
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people to know that islam is all about prayer, charity, and peace. we'll take questions and share a bit of their culture. the worcester islamic shelter draw about 400 to 500 worshippers for regular prayer on fridays. >> blair: a new kind of tv that can be stacked almost like legos. the individual screens combine into one giant tv. once they're stacked. the tvs don't have any black lines between the screen and adjust whatever shape you create. samsung believes the new technology will appeal to customers who need large displays that can be tweaked to be displayed. they just debuted this. it's mainly for the business crowd. >> heather: technology is incredible. look at that picture how great it looks. the demonstration didn't go as planned for a reporter in israel. he volunteered to be the test subject as the company was trying to demonstrate a new stab
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>> blair: this kind of backfired when the reporter was stabbed through the back. take a look. reported calm miss, you saw the moment where the blade actually hit the reporter. kind of cringes. here it is again. he moves away. turns out the vest shifted so that part of the back was unprotected. he kind of took it. one of us -- luckily he only needed a few stitches. still, no hard feelings about the thing. >> heather: glad he's all right. now you know, we don't do these things in local news all the time. there's a real liability issue. right. a woman badly hurt by an beach. and now a new report finds more of those dangerous wires are hidden around the country. coming up, we'll tell you about the two stakes in our area that are on that list and where beach goers could be at risk.
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disturbance moving across western massachusetts, leading to a light snow showers and even a little rain as well. track this out for you. and tell you when heavier rain arrives straight ahead. >> reporter: this man now charged with shooting a police officer is in jail this morning. what the suspect's father had to what if the sweet stevia leaf was discovered... ...before the sugarcane. and everything had fewer calories. truvia. life with less
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being considered that would house undocumented immigrant teenagers at air force bases around the country. including one here in massachusetts. coming up this morning, fox 25 has more on what lawmakers take would plan operations at handsome air force base. it's good to have you here, it's january 9th, i'm blair miller. >> heather: i'm heather hegedus. we want to welcome jason brewer to our team. it may be your first day but you're already keeping busy. >> jason: tracking snow and maybe rain moving eastward. started with radar, a dreary start to the day if you're not getting any precipitation, anywhere from haverhill, down to and dover, lawrence, flurpryes light snow. lawrence reporting light snow now as it all migrated east. anywhere from the pike north ward, and then back towards worcester, light snow reported in the overnight hours continuing into the early morning hours, back towards
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careful on the elevated surface as in particular. 32 in worcester right now. look at the hyannis forecast today, dreary in the 40s. but a lot of wind and rain on the way. time that out for you when i get back. >> heather: all right. jason, talk with you soon. a massive police response in boston after one of their own was shot at a traffic stop in dorchester yesterday. that officer is a 9 year veteran of the force. this morning, he's in intensive care now. >> blair: fox 25 brought you the updates on the story all day long as they unfolded in dorchester. the officer was shot in the leg and rushed to surgery at boston medical center. >> heather: the suspect had just been released from prison this past spring. he was tackled by other officers as he tried to get away. >> blair: fox 25 stephanie coueignoux is live at police headquarters this morning. this all started as a traffic stop, stephanie? >> reporter: it did, blair. and i have checked in with boston police to get an update on that officer's condition.
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of course, as soon as we get any new information, i will let you know. as for the suspect, he remains in jail this morning. as you mentioned, this did all start with a traffic stop in dorchester yesterday. officers pulled over that suspect, identified as 27-year-old grant headley, because he didn't have a valid license. that is when police say headley got out of his car and started shooting, hitting one of those officers in his leg. headley then ran. police tackling him moments later. we did look into headley's past. and we learned that he's been released from jail just about nine months ago. he's actually been arrested six other times. most of those arrests for illegal weapons and drug charges and the most recent being in 2009. when police charged him with four counts of carrying a firearm without a license. fox 25 also was the first station to speak with headley's father about his son's arrest. take a listen. >> reporter: any message for the
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>> yes. my sympathy goes out to the officer. i don't condone that kind of behavior. if he did it, you know, he's wrong. >> reporter: do you think if he did do this, that he's lucky to be alive? >> yeah, i think so. yeah. yeah, he is. he is lucky. >> reporter: and the officer who was shot in the leg, he had surgery yesterday. still intensive care this morning. the action that he took that likely saved his life, coming up this morning. i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 morning news. >> heather: breaking news for you right now. a new york police officer has been hospitalized after that officer was shot in the ankle while responding to a call. this happened in the bronx early this morning. we know that multiple officers were responding to calls about some sort of massive fight. we can tell you that that officer is now in stable condition.
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that officer did return fire. seriously hurting the suspected shooter. of course we're going to stay on top of this story for you. more information about the suspect's history with police, including when he was last arrested. >> blair: a series of robberies in worcester cracked wide open. a bank on lincoln street, a man walked in and demanded cash and ran off. when police got there, they realized the description matched five other armed robberies in the last five weeks. they believe he's richard vicinity ton, jr. they linked him to all six robberies. he will be arraigned on monday. >> heather: two more area colleges banned hoverboards, umass amherst and boston college have reported the devices too dangerous. as we've been reporting, they can overheat causing the hoverboard to catch on fire and
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emerson college also banned the boards earlier this week citing similar safety concerns. >> blair: a type of underground cable that caused an explosion on local beach could also be causing other explosions at other beaches it could be bury add 48 other practice us in 12 states including rhode island and new york. they were converted to solar power. last summer a woman was hurt after a corroded cable caused an explosion at salty brine beach in narragansett. >> heather: a congressman plan to house undocumented immigrant teenager at a air force base. it is the country's obligation to help these young people. but some oppose the plan to house the deans at military bases. our dc bureau cot up with seth molten to get his response about the possible relocation plans. >> we are working closely with the base commander to ensure that the base can continue doing its important functions for the
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children come. >> heather: molten, a former member of the u.s. military as well. the children staying at the military bases would be between 13 and 17 years old. but the penalty gone says it's still unknown whether any of the bases may be used and how many teens would be based aed the site and when they arrive. a lot of details need to be ironed out. >> blair: the bernie sanders campaign opening the headquarters in massachusetts here officially. happening at 10:00. at 89 cambridge street in charlestown. jamie eldridge will address sprerm mont senator. this is the first official massachusetts. and a bullet hole found in a front window at sanders headquarters in vegas. it happened thursday morning. the same morning that sanders was on site for a rally. police are investigating but not saying much about what they know. a turkey obsessed with checking himself out in the
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coming up, the scent that police hope will keep the turkey at bay. >> heather: he loves look at himself, blair. plus this young man sitting on a car and a dog out of character. coming up the role that four legged friend made in stopping a crime in progress. >> jason: i've been watching light snow this morning, areas of worcester, and north of find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories. america runs on dunkin'. i get out of workpand i go to the store,
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and an update to a fox 25 investigation for you. the attorney general's office now taking action after we uncovered hundreds of personal documents dumped in a field off of plymouth road. we first showed you back in june of 2014 these boxes and boxes piled high containing personal information from hundreds of mortgage loan applications. files belong to attorney michael haney. at the time. he was running navigator realty and representing mortgagers during closing. he violated the consumer protection act, the massachusetts disposal and destruction act, and massachusetts security breach act by improperly storing his client's real estate files containing protected information. he's been ordered to pay civil penalties, the cost of litigation and any restitution. we have reached out to attorney haney. we have not heard back.
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the jackpot right now for tonight's powerball drawing. a number will likely climb. if you win, you can buy tickets here in massachusetts, before 9:49 tonight. i was checking the odds, 1 at 292 million. >> heather: great odds. >> blair: so you're saying it's there's a chance. >> heather: exactly. >> blair: on wednesday, one ticket was sold out in plymouth. >> heather: glass half full here. a pesky friend has been too friendly with natick police officers here. a turkey has become object he is issed with looking at itself in the hubcaps. police are having fun with this one to help solve the crime. they say they're going to install gravy air fresheners in the car.
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in dorchester getting credit for progress. this dog named roxie was out on the morning walk when she suddenly bolted in the backyard. roxie's owner followed and found a young man sitting on a car. questioned that young man about what he was doing and ended up calling 911. at that point, the teen ran off. roxie in pursuit. found the first floor apartment trashed. the owner lives in that apartment, he does not own a dog the future. >> i had my locks changed years ago. the locksmith said, the thing that really keeps out intruders the best is a barking dog. >> blair: well, roxie, as you can see is a husky and german shepherd mix, she normally is very friendly. >> heather: the stage is set, the arguments ready. still ahead, the battles that could play out now that could
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of unions right here in massachusetts. >> blair: plus new hampshire considering lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. the startling numbers that some say the new year means a house full of new devices. and that can slow your internet down. so you should get verizon fios - quick.
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>> heather: some of america's biggest tech companies meeting with top white house officials in san jose, california friday. the group discusses how terrorists are using social media and a key issue, of course, includes identifying recruitment messages on those sites. apple, google, microsoft and twitter all among the groups working with them to try to work on plans to deal with the issue. >> blair: there's a new plan to drop the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 in new hampshire.
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breaks down the details from sea brook new hampshire. >> reporter: damian marchand is 18 years old which means he can't legally drink alcohol. but if the proposal passes under certain circumstances he could. >> i feel you're too young at 18 to drink. because you still do stupid stuff. you're not fully aware of what you're doing. >> reporter: house bill filed by a see brook representative will allow those 18 to 20 with the intent that younger people will no longer be initiated to alcohol consumption in the absence of adult supervision. adult supervision as defined by 21-year-old. under the proposal, the 18 to 21 why world will not have unlimited access to alcohol. for one thing, they can only consume beer and wine. plus the bill makes no apparent provision for the group to purchase or possess alcohol. >> people can't even handle their own alcohol. i don't see people of 18 years
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>> reporter: the drinking age in new hampshire was lowered to 18 in the 1970s but backed up to 2130 years ago with along with every other state. a representative for mothers a against drunk driving, tells fox 25 that's where it should stay. >> it is a well studied public health law that has saved lives. and it is now more than ever needed because teen alcohol use has declined. but teen alcohol use still continues to kill 47 hundred people a year. >> reporter: and the spokesperson says beer and wine just as harmful to teens as hard liquor. by the way we did try to reach out to sponsor of the bill, tried calling him, even tried to visit his house, but unable to get in touch. in new hampshire, fox 25 news. >> blair: blockbuster case in the supreme court on monday. the decision could have a significant impact in massachusetts. the justices will decide whether
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not any union, to pay union fees for negotiating. this will impact, school nurses, firefighters. they will argue it voolt violates first amendment rights of workers who disagree with the union's position especially politically. they cover the cost of negotiating and employee contracts. >> this is really an agenda that says, let's weaken unions. >> blair: the justice's decision could unravel thousands of contracts around the country. >> jason: good morning, i'm meteorologist, jason brewer. waking up to a dreary saturday. snow. slick spots well north and west of boston. cloudy off and on patchy rain day. sunday, though, it's a soaker, wind on the way and even warmer temperatures. right now 40 in boston. visibilities are fine. as you get down towards the cape and islands, upper 30s, lower 40s here.
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start to see those temperatures slide closer to freezing, especially as you head out around worcester, townsend, ipswich ipswich, temperatures 31, 32 degrees. concerns on the road for sure, stepping out here anywhere from highway 190 east and west. we are seeing that band of still snow showing up on the radar. now, it's all light rain along the pike up to waltham. all the way up here, just north of boston. but we do have some snow reported around, say, lawrence and haverhill. some of those community changed over briefly. right now, that rain making its way eastward. but certainly could still see a few lingering flurries. let's take a look at future cast, clouds hang around through the day, no relief from that. 5:00 today, not much wind, not much rain. just patchy, overnight tonight, start to see the winds pick up. sunday morning, a good steady east wind. moisture building, a few patchy showers early sunday.
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the afternoon, heavier rain starts to move in. and the winds are really going to be picking up. a high wind watch posted sunday morning. here's why. winds gusting 30 to 40 miles an hour as we get started on sunday morning. and watch what happens as you go into the afternoon. those winds start to pick up even 50 miles an hour especially the cape and islands where we could have some concern for some wind damage. especially if we can get any thunder showers developing. upper 30s to lower 40s. tomorrow with southeast winds, 50s across the board. challenging a record of 56 degrees. we won't be able to get out and enjoy that warm air, though, it's going to be rainy and windy. future cast, new on sunday, widespread rain, the heaviest west of boston. that settles in for early afternoon and evening. the rain doesn't move out until
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and then on monday, could see a few lingering flurryingries as that lull moves away. hour by hour tomorrow, rain piling up anywhere from an inch to inch and a half of rain across the entire area. a really good soaking is on the way. temperaturerise, staying mild. colder air start to move in early next week and only deepen onto the end and middle of the week. seven-day forecast low 40s today, scattered showers and then on sunday, just windy, rainy, heavy at times, low 50s and then cooling right back down at or below normal for the rest of the work week and another shot at some rain and snow on tuesday night into wednesday. >> blair: super computers used to track severe storms even hurricanes, ahead the next hour, a major upgrade on an aging system good news for forecasts across the country. >> heather: plus, the pats may
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everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past. get fios. . >> welcome to saturday morning sports. the nfl second season starts today. but for patriots fans, it will finally end the waiting game for who the pats will play. they have saturday to just relax and be just like us. which is really cool. >> sit back and enjoy the games. you know, pop a little sports drink. not no pop or soda. lay back, watch the games. it's always cool to see the other games go down and just
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>> going to watch every game that goes on this weekend. it's not often that you get a chance, unless it's a thursday night and monday night game, that you get to watch other teams play without watching the team edit. so it's going to be a pleasure, it will be good to see. >> pats fans will really pay attention to these games. if the steelers win, the patriots get the winner of houston and kansas city. now the bruins enjoying frequent flyer miles than most. they play better on the road than in the confines of the garden. they're five and six looking to get back on track last night. taking on the new jersey devils they get out of the gate really quick into this one. the devils close the gap 2-1 but the bs on the power play, dorchester jimmy haze, this was collin miller showing off.
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off 4-1 win over the devils. their gave game road trip ends tonight in ottawa. the puck drops at 5 p.m. bryan salmond, fox 25 sports. >> heather: a casino in the works, the government purchased 328 acres of land into a trust and the tribe says it's their intent to build a casino on that land. >> blair: the principal at swamp scott high inappropriate behaviors, the chilling detail of those accusations and the reason he will not face any criminal charges. >> jason: brief snow around haverhill and lawrence. the reason for that change north ward. where elsewhere we see slick roads and heavy rain moving in. >> heather: a grandmother with two young children caught of shoplifting inside a local wal-mart.
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internet and wi-fi available with speeds from 50 to 500 megs. and right now, for $79.99 a month online, you'll get 50 meg fios internet, tv and phone for your first year. plus with a 2 year agreement, fios gives you $400 back, and all the premium movie channels for a year. hurry, this offer ends soon. so go online or call now. get out of the past. get fios. . >> jason: i'll tell you where to watch for slick roads this morning. and where windy and wetter weather moves in for the weekend. >> reporter: this morning, a boston police officer remains in intensive care after he was shot. the action that officer took that likely saved his life. >> blair: it was a shocking case. a five-year-old found dead after social workers didn't check on him for months. the agency and its leader
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the promotion that puts the leader once again in the center of an agency under fire. >> heather: she was trusted to watch a 4-month-old baby, but police say instead she got so drunk she couldn't even open a door. that drama is only the latest in a history of issues. the history of baby-sitter problems all linked to the same source. >> complete new england news coverage starts right now. >> heather: and we really appreciate you waking up with the fox 25 morning news. this sort of dreary saturday. it is 8 a.m., january 9th, i'm heather hegedus. >> blair: and i'm blair miller. storm tracker meteorologist jason brewer joins us this morning. new to the team, good to have you with us. >> jason: great to be here. starting off with a little snow and little rain. zoom in and show you what's going on. a little bit of light snow in andover back up around lawrence, that looks like it's wrapping up and moving eastward.
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anywhere north and west of boston especially from peabody back to framingham, basically the pike north wards is where rain. worcester still light snow falling here where freezing line is upon us. 32 there, 32 in keene too. temperatures gradually freezing. sunday. i'll time it out coming up. >> heather: a massive police response in boston after a police officer is shot during a traffic stop in dorchester. that officer a 9 year veteran of the force. this morning, in intensive care. >> blair: fox 25 brought you the updates on this story all day long as they unfolded from the scene. that officer was hit in the leg and taken to boston medical center. >> heather: fox 25 also learned that the 27-year-old suspect had only just been released from prison this past spring.
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as he tried to get away. >> blair: stephanie coueignoux is live at police headquarters on updates on the story. this all started at a traffic stop. >> reporter: and blair, it was during that traffic stop that the suspect got out of the car and started shooting at officers. it is quiet today at police headquarters but certainly a different situation yesterday. and we do want to let you know when we last checked, that officer was still in the hospital, in intensive care. now police haven't released thatter thatter officer's name. he was a 9 year veteran. part of the drug unit. he was rushed to boston medical leg. this all happened during a traffic stop in dorchester. they pulled that driver open, knowing he didn't have a valid license. police say inside that scar was 27-year-old grant headley. they told us after officers pulled headley over, he got out
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unprovoked started shooting at officers, hitting one of the officers in the leg. immediately, a police commissioner william evans says the officer's training kicked in and that officer took out a tourniquet like this one to wrap around his leg to stop the bleeding and helped save his life. >> he tried to do his initially because all of our officers have it but then a fellow uniformed officer who was nearby, heard the call, and he tied it off. >> reporter: and you're taking a look at headley's mug shot right there on your screen. now, police were able to tackle him down the street and take him into custody. we have learned that he was released from jail just a number of months ago. and we've been digging into his criminal background. coming up in 30 minutes, we're going to have those details as well as what the headley's father told us about all of this. outside of boston police headquarters, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> blair: now to breaking news in our newsroom this morning.
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in the hospital after being shot in the ankle while responding to a call. we told you in the last 30 minutes that the shooting happened early this morning in the bronx. police were responding to multiple calls about a massive fight at the time. that officer, we know returned fire, seriously hurting the suspected shooter. new york city's police commissioner said the suspect had just been released from custody on another charge. >> preliminary investigation indicates this suspect has a criminal history of five prior arrests over the last several years, including an arrest just yesterday, 9 a.m. yesterday morning, on the charge of fair beating, in which he was released from court at 11 p.m. last night, three hours before the shooting involving our police officer. >> blair: we're told the officer is in stable condition and will make a full recovery. today is that officer's fourth anniversary with the department. >> heather: wow. both of those incidents also coming on the heels of an officer shooting in philadelphia. which was allegedly committed in the name of isis.
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departments around the country on high alert. urging officers to be vigilant. the shooting in philadelphia happening late thursday night. and it all playing out on surveillance camera. watch right here as the gunman with the gun drawn approaches the police cruiser. police say he fired 13 times. three of the bullets hitting officer jesse hartnett, hitting him in the arm. >> shots fired. i'm shot! i'm bleeding heavily! >> heather: the video continues you can see officer hartnett getting out of his cruiser, shooting at the fleeing suspect. that suspect was hit once. custody. the weapon he used was a stolen police gun. >> it was stolen back in 2013, it was reported. and that is one of the things that you absolutely regret the most, when an officer's gun is stolen, that it is used against one of your own.
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joined on the investigation of the shooting. officer hartnett does have serious injuries that require multiple surgeries but expected to recover. >> blair: and the police shootings drawing strong reaction from the boston police association. was there as the group called for the end of violence against police. >> in philadelphia, a police officer was almost assassinated. somebody came up to him in a cruiser, ambushed him, fired i believe 13 times into the cruiser. this has become a daily occurrence in this country. it cannot stand. >> blair: now fox 25 will continue to follow follow all of morning. we will have updates on television, also updating the story online at myfoxboston.com. >> heather: this was new this morning. an investigation is underway in hudson, new hampshire, after a woman there was struck by a car. it happened when the woman was trying to cross webster street. just before 8:00 last night. police say she has serious but non-life threatening injuries. the driver of the jeep that hit
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no word yet on the cause but police say they do not believe factors. >> blair: new this smorng morning, the person once in charge of a state office under fire for a disappearance of a child. marcia roddy was in charge of the case of jeremiah oliver, he disappeared in 2013. after social workers did not check on him for months. he was later found dead. this morning, the herald is reporting that rowdy is reported director for the western region. a worcester man in jail accused of beating a little boy to the point that the child needed surgery. 123-year-old johnny sanchez was in court yesterday for a hearing. he was arrested after his 3 in old son was brought to the hospital and needed surgery for perforated bowel.
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mother and arrested last november. >> heather: a localnan see accused of being too drunk to watch a baby in her care. she was arrested on saturday after a salem apartment where she was supposed to be baby-sitting. police telling fox 25, the mother of a 4-month-old arrived home to find the dead bolt locked and conway-lally too drunk to open it. firefighters had break that door with an ax. the baby-sitter had a nearly empty bottle of vodka in her purse. would've been three times more the limit had she gotten behind the wheel of a car. she was hired off of care.com which connects caregivers and parents. and this is the third case involving that website care.com where a baby-sitter has been in trouble with the law. in 2013, boston police arrested a woman for stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars
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and this past fall, a georgia baby-sitter was arrested for wracking up thousands of dollars on a family's credit card. care.com urges people to order background checks before hiring a sitter but the website also cautions those checks aren't always accurate or complete. now we did reach out to the company about conway-lally. care.com told us the company is deeply troubled by the incident and working with police helping with the investigation. conway-lally has been ordered to stay away from that family and due back in court next month. >> blair: a woman in weymouth accused of shoplifting with two young children by her side. 40-year-old sandra savage accused of stuffing items into a baby carriage. her friend's son and her own 9 year old grandson was with her. when confronted, she ran off and ran across washington street and
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at some point, she left the kids alone in the restaurant to hide out in the walk in refrigerator. >> she stood up quickly and said, somebody is chasing me be and walked right around the counter, into the back of the store. appeared to become somewhat confused, went into the cooler. >> blair: police said they had to pry open the door to get to savage. she's now being held on bail. and facing multiple charges. a scary afternoon for a teen in north attleboro. the 15-year-old came home from school thursday only to interrupt a robbery in her home. thomas mccullough was arrested after the girl spotted him running out the back door. the "sun chronicle" reporting that mccullough is admitted to breaking into a number of homes to support his heroin addiction. he's now being held on bail. >> heather: mexican king pin el chapo back in custody this morning after spending six months on the run.
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navy leading el chapo into an suv shortly after. it comes moments after a shootout that left five of the drug lords men dead. it comes after this video surfaced as well. this shows el chapo escaping from a maximum security prison. just walking right out there and getting out through a hole in his cell. incredible. now that el chapo has been recaptured, it is unclear where he will be held. but the u.s. justice department wants him extradited to the u.s. to avoid a repeat break out. massachusetts lawmakers are getting ready to take a field trip. coming up, why they're heading out to colorado to learn more about the growing marijuana growing industry. >> blair: plus the massachusetts former principal accused of chatting who he thought was an underage girl. next why the da says charges cannot be filed. >> jason: and snow lightly falling in new hampshire. i got this picture of a coating.
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>> heather: welcome back, it is 8:14. and fox 25 investigates the first to bring you a police report this week detailing the allegations surrounding
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former principal who resigned in december. at the time, inappropriate behavior on school computers was the reason given by the district for the resignation. even though the principal is not being charged, we now know what that behavior allegedly entailed. a series of internet chats with someone who he thought was a 13-year-old girl. >> reporter: he's not facing any criminal charges but the allegations are disturbing. this police report obtained by fox 25 investigates says former swampscott high principal edward rozmiarek chatted with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. foundation. the foundation tipped off investigators and provided chat logs, screen shots of chats and text messages and e-mails. he admitted to the decoy, he was
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said, quote, was just a regular guy in a chat room. appeared used the chat room name, a great guy. they were sexual in nature and that he initiated the sexual chat. fox 25 first reported in december. state police had been to rozmiarek's home for an investigation. we can now tell you that an investigation of his desk stop computer found browser activity from the two browsers in question. and police also say a school issued dell laptop also contained evidence consistent with chat activity on those websites. plus dozens of graphic files depicting adult pornography. when investigators questioned rozmiarek, he acknowledged his behavior was inappropriate and said he did it, quote, because it's exciting. for the third time since this story broke. we tried to reach rozmiarek at his home. he did not come to the door.
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told him he learned. >> i think it's horrific in general, horrific certainly as a principal of a school with children. >> the best thing is that he's not here any more. most importantly is obviously our kids safety and i think they did a great job by telling him that he's no longer with the school. >> heather: and in a letter sent home to parents this week, the district explained when they learned of the allegations they immediately suspended rozmiarek and to filed a no trespass order in all of the schools against him. we did reach out to rozmiarek's attorney who emphasized there are no criminal charges against rozmiarek at this time. you might be oneerring at home why that is. the district attorney tells us state law does require the defendant must entice an alleged victim to a specific location and there's no evidence that rozmiarek did that. while that is the case, the district attorney tells fox 25 in a statement, quote, in not charging mr. rozmiarek, the district attorney's office does
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any way appropriate. as repugnant as his conduct was, it simply does not cross the criminal line. >> jason: meteorologist jason brewer. tracking a little bit of light rain, light snow this morning. temperatures in the lower 40s, south and east of boston. the cape and islands and right around 40s in the city. but you get north and west, that's where you see temperatures flirting with the freezing mark, or even a little bit below. hampshire. even a little bit of light snow coming off the east side of the berker shoulds as well. down into worcester and then it's rain as you get closer to boston. let's get back here into windham county. a little bit of snow coming through the ski resorts there in southern vermont looking good with the a little bit of accumulation. rudd land to worcester, over to graftston, now the snow line extending east of 190, closer to marlboro.
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littleton, andover, haverhill, a brief period of some light snow. and fortunately, the road warm. so we're not getting any widespread problems on area roadways. but anywhere north and west, elevated surfaces, bridges, overpasses, do use extra caution headed out early this morning, the light rain from peabody up to ipswich headed up to gloucester too this morning. future cast, spotty rain out there, not much wind today, but dreary ien y conditions continue. sunday, patchy showers breaking out early in the morning and winds continue to increase through the day. in fact, we have a high wind watch posted. that starts at 9:00 in the morning tomorrow. right through the evening on sunday. here's what's going on, east winds picking up, 30, 40 miles an hour. especially for the cape and islands. and then look at this, out of
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could be seeing 50 miles an hour wind gusts south and east. watch out. potential wind damage if we can gust up 50, even 60 miles an hour if we do have some thunder inside of some the heavier downpours. high temperaturewise today, a little normal than normal but still cool. tomorrow we're in the 50s. we could actually challenge a record high of 56 degrees. we won't really be able to get outside and enjoy those 50s because it's just going to be a wash out of a day. there's sunday, 8:30 in the morning. showers already moving in. there's noon. heavy rain beginning to take over. let's go to 5:00. still, heavy downpours stretching across a good portion of the area. they don't really move out until late sunday night. appeared we'll still see some gusty winds sunday night into monday as low pressure exits. maybe even a left over flurry on monday. but the big story rain totals anywhere from an inch to inch
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across the area. so a good soaking on tap. we stay mild on sunday. but then colder air moving in early next week. and only reinforces itself through the middle of the week. another shot at some winter weather tuesday night into wednesday. still too early to tell how much. but we'll keep tabs. >> blair: thank you, jason. come november, voters in massachusetts have the chance to legalized recreational marijuana. the question on marijuana still needs approval before it appears on the ballot. so state senators are headed to colorado to learn more about how the state system works. they'll study up on regulating grow houses and learn more about crime and duis. fox 25 vanessa welch will be along for a trip. don't miss live reports from colorado on monday and tuesday. only on the fox 25 news at 10. it was one of the most popular gifts for the christmas season and now college students being told to leave them at home. coming up, why some local colleges are telling students to ditch the hover board before they hit the campus.
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the new year means a house full of new devices. and that can slow your internet down. so you should get verizon fios - quick. only fios has the fastest internet and wi-fi available with speeds from 50 to 500 megs. and right now, for $79.99 a month online, you'll get 50 meg fios internet, tv and phone for your first year. plus with a 2 year agreement, fios gives you $400 back, and all the premium movie channels for a year. hurry, this offer ends soon. so go online or call now. get out of the past. get fios. >> heather: happening today,
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give you a chance to get to know them a little bit better and their religion. they're hosting an event this afternoon at the worcester islamic center. they want to know that islam is really all about prayer, charity, and peace. they'll be taking questions, there will be an opportunity to learn more about their culture. the worcester islamic center does draw about 400 to 500 worshippers for regular prayers on fridays alone. as a demonstration did not go quite as planned in israel for a reporter. we're talking about what happened in israel because it's pretty incredible. he volunteers to be the test subject of a company that's trying to nona new stab proof vest. >> blair: it kind of backfired as the reporter was stabbed in the back. show you the video. i can't get over it. the first few hits, see the moment the blade actually hits the reporter, kind of cringes and moves away.
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shifted so that part of his back was unprotected. here's it again. luckily he needed only a few stitches and says there's no thing. it could've been a lot worse. >> heather: it's almost like he's smiling. that's good .for that company that's looking to get some publicity. plenty. >> heather: they are. not the right kind, though. >> blair: exactly. >> heather: a woman hurt by an underground cable at a local beach. and a new report is now finding more and more of these wires are hidden all around the country. coming up, the two states in our area that are on that list and where beach goers could be in danger around here. >> jason: waking up to light snow in a few spots also light rain. i'll tell you when heavy rain moves in. >> reporter: this man charged with shooting pa police officer
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at clorox 2 we've turned removing stains into a science. now pre-treat with clorox 2! watch stains disappear right before your eyes. remove 4 times more stains than detergent alone. >> complete new england news coverage continues right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> blair: we are staying on top of a developing story this morning, in new york city where a police officer was shot early this morning. three hours after the suspect had been released on custody of another charge. >> heather: this was in the bronx. the officer was hit in the ankle. he is expected to make a full recovery. but this shooting marks the third of its kind of an officer shot in just as many days.
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we'll have more on that with a live report from stephanie coueignoux ahead. >> blair: first it is january 9th, 8:30. i'm blair miller. >> i'm heather hegedus. let's get to fox 25 storm tracker meteorologist jason brewer. it's a gloomy day out there, but welcome to the team, jason, it's why to have you here. >> jason: thank you. we're seeing a coating, in this picture, a few parts of massachusetts early this morning. we'll be watching out for that, north and west of boston. we'll be seeing those snow showers lingering here for the next couple of hours. temperatures are going to start warming up by about 10 or 9 in the morning. that won't be a threat. anywhere worcester to marlboro, potential for light snow, light rain north and west of boston. as we head into the afternoon. still a chance for additional showers.
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>> i'll be back with heavy rain timed for tomorrow. >> heather: thank you, jason. a mass police presence in boston after a police officer is stopped at a traffic stop in dorchester. the officer a 9 year veteran at the boston police department is in intensive care this morning. >> blair: we brought you the news yesterday as they unfolded from the scene. the officer was shot in the leg and rushed to surgery at boston medical center. >> heather: the 27-year-old suspect had only been released this past spring. he was tackled about i officers as he tried to get away. >> blair: stephanie coueignoux is live at the police headquarters to get more on thor to. this all started as a traffic stop, stephanie. >> reporter: it did. and i do want to let you know i've been checking in with boston police to get an update on that officer's condition. we will know as soon as we know. as for the suspect, he is still in jail this morning.
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started with a traffic stop yesterday in dorchester. officers told 27-year-old grant headley over because he didn't have a valid license. but that's when police say headley got out of his car and then started shooting and hitting that officer in the leg. police were able to tackle him moments later and we also looked into headley's past. we learned he was released from jail just about nine months ago and also found out he's been arrested six other times. most of those arrests for illegal weapons and drug charges. now the most recent being in 2009 when police charged him with four counts of carrying a firearm without a license. fox 25 was the very first station to speak with headley's father after his son's arrest. take a listen. >> reporter: any message for the boston police department today? >> yes. my sympathy goes out to the officer.
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behavior. if he did it, he's wrong. >> reporter: do you this i if he did do this, he's lucky to be alive? >> yeah, i think so. yeah, he is. he is lucky. >> reporter: and as soon as that officer was shot, he was rushed to the hospital where he went through surgery. again, at last check he was in intensive care. coming up in 30 minutes, the action that officer took that likely saved his life. outside boston police, headquarters, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> blair: new this morning, a series of robberies in worcester cracked wide open. the final robbery happened at the commerce bank in lincoln. the man walked in and demanded cash and ran off. when police got this they realize his the description matched five other robberies in the last six weeks. they realize now, he's richard vinton, jr. they linked him to all five robberies at his apartment.
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>> heather: also new this morning, cocaine, marijuana, and thousands of dollars in cash are now off the streets of portsmouth, new hampshire. this was the result of a multijurisdictional drug investigation that led to the arrest of a new york man accused of dealing drugs. that man in is in jail. he'll be arraigned on monday. >> blair: you'll be able to fare hikes of the mbta. it starts january 19th. the board is set to vote on the fare hike on 7 to 10% in march. these meetings possible change to late night service will also be discussed. >> heather: two area college now ban those hoverboards. u males amherst and boston college say the dell vices are too dangerous to have on campus. as we've been reporting the batteries can overheat, causing hoverboards to catch on fire. people also seem to be falling off of these and getting seriously hurt. emerson college already banned
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safety concerns. >> blair: a type of underground cable causing an explosion on local beaches could also be under other local beaches. it could be buried in 48 other places in 12 states including rhode island and new york. they used the coast guard lights before converted to solar power. last summer a woman was hurt after an explosion at salty brian beach in narragansett. >> heather: we heard from a local congressman for a plan to house undocumented immigrant teenagers at hanscom air force base. say it is the country's obligation to help these young people but some oppose the plan to house teens at mill the stare bases. dc bureau caught up with u.s. representative seth molten he was a captain in the u.s. marine corps. we wanted to hear his thoughts on the possible re location plan. >> we are working close can with the base commander to ensure that the base could continue doing functions for the department of defense if these
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>> heather: and these teenagers who will stabbing at the military bases will be between 13 and 17 years old. right now, a lot still needs to be ironed out. the pentagon says it's unknown whether any of the bases will actually be used. if so, how many teens will be placed at each site and when they might arrive. >> blair: happening today, burn knee sanders capable is-ish toly opening its headquarters in massachusetts. it's happening at 10:00 this morning. the headquarters of that 89 cambridge street in charlestown. state senator jamie he will bridge came to support the support eithers and officially endorse the senator. this is the first official campaign office here in massachusetts. and bullet hole found in a front window at sanders headquarters in las vegas. the same morning that sanders with as there for a rally. police investigating but not saying much what they know about this. a suspect is under arrest this morning for allegedly trying to kidnap one of president obama's dogs.
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arrested scott soccer in his washington, d.c. hotel room wednesday based on a i am the from the minnesota field office. agents found an arsenal of weapons and ammunition in his truck and during interviews stock card told agents he was jesus and he was running for president. he also said he was the son of marilyn monroe and john f kennedy and in washington to advocate for $99 a month health care. >> blair: we haven't seen this before. a turkey obsessed with checking himself out in the hubcaps of local police cruisers. the scent the police hope might keep this turkey at bay. >> heather: a new term of the phrase love yourself. a young man sitting on the hood of a car, that dog acting out of character, coming up the role this four legged friend played in stopping a crime in process. >> jason: tracking an area.
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. >> heather: an update right now into a fox 25 investigation. attorney general's office now taking action after we undercovered personal documents dumped in a field off of plymouth road. we first showed you this back in june of 2014. take a look. boxes of boxes piled highly of mortgage loan applications. the files belong to attorney michael haney. at the time. he was running navigator reality.
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during closings. just this week, they filed a civil suit against haney stating he violated the consumer protection act, the massachusetts disposal and destruction act and the massachusetts security breach act by improperly storing climate's real estate closing files with protected information. he's now been ordered to pay civil penalties to cover the cost of the investigation and pay any restitution. we have reached out attorney haney. at this point. >> we have not heard back. >> blair: 8 hundred million dollars is the jackpot for tonight's powerball drawing. that is number that's still likely to rise. heather are you going to play. >> heather: i sure am. >> blair: if we win, the 46 hundred million, before before taxes. on wednesday, a one million dollar ticket was sold in plymouth. >> heather: let's do it. a pesky feathered friend is a little too acquainted to natick's police cruisers. officers say this turkey has
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himself at the hubcaps. who can blame him? he's such a beautiful creature. he chases those cruisers around when they move to get a glimpse of himself in the hubcaps. natick police are having fun with this as well. to help solve this crime they're going to install gravy air fresheningers in their cruisers. >> blair: you got to do what you got to do. a dog in core dorchester getting credit for possibly stopping a robbery in progress. this dog named roxie out for a walk, when she suddenly bolted to a backyard. roxie's owner followed and found a young man sitting on a car. he questioned the man about what he was doing there. and ended up calling 911. at that point, the teen ran away. roxie in pursuit. police arrived to find the first floor apartment crashed. martin fox lives in that vandalized apartment. he doesn't own a dog right now of his own.
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>> i had my locks changed a year ago. the locksmith said the thing that really keeps out intruders the best is a barking dog. >> blair: he was there, the barking dog. roxie is a german shepard and husky mix and normally very friendly. >> heather: good for roxie. glad she's okay too. the stage is set. the argument ready for judges, still ahead the battle set to play out that could drastically reshape the footprint and power of union light here in massachusetts. >> blair: plus millions of dollars spent and years in the making.
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unveiled super computers that will track winter storms farther out and with more specific locations. first look at the high powered machines. >> reporter: this noaa command center in washington is where the country's biggest storms major hurricanes or tornados are mapped, tracked for days. now two new state-of-the-art super computers will power the protection saved here. the 35 million dollar project will change the way noaa and the national weather service predict and plan for severe weather. >> it will be done faster. it will be done more accurate. it will be done with a longer extended forecast. >> reporter: the new super computers will allow them to track flooding on rivers and streams in 700 times more locations than before. now have neighborhood level flooding forecast. >> yes, we can save lives. >> reporter: the national weather service says the super computers will allow for better predictions of storm surges, high winds and potential
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also provide longer range and more jeefic pinpointed predictions. everyone from fema to local emergency responders better earlier data about incoming storms. >> these up grades give us four times the capacity we had before. >> reporter: the new computers are officially online and operational, three years after they were first proposed in the federal first budget. reporting live in washington, fox 25 news. >> and storm tracker meteorologist jason brewer. snow. slick spots north and west of boston this morning. temperatures will gradually rise to above freezing in the next couple of hours and that will become less of a earn can. do take care of the roads north and west early on. it's going to become dreary. a sunday soaker is on tap. 40 to 50 miles an hour wind
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right now, winds barely calm. we have seen lower visibilities around lawrence, back armed worcester, below a quarter of a mile. in addition to the slick spots on the road there, watch out for some fog beginning to form as well. 32 there, worcester, orange, i see those freezing numbers as you get west, 40 in boston and plymouth. look at the radar picture because we've go still got light snow as being reported around worcester, back points east and west from there. and even snow showers coming up from the berkshires over toward brattleboro, watch for those early on this morning. spencer to bury, there's worcester right around 290 over toward pepper rill and groton. a still snow flurries hanging around. then light rain. into boston up to peabody, this is gradually going to subside. there's a disturbance coming through this morning that's helping to produce this rain. it's going to get out of here and left over with some drizzle and patchy on and off light
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the day. now, there's a high wind watch tomorrow. 9 in the morning, right to your early evening. here's why. winds are going to start gusting up on your sunday. 30 to 40 miles an hour in the morning. up to 40 to 50 miles an hour wind gusts for the afternoon and evening. high temperatures today in the mid 40s most spots. a few 30s out west. an then 50s coming up on sunday, and could rival a record in boston at 56 degrees, because we have a strong lull pressure approaching from the west that's going to cause the winds to gust up and also bring in heavy steady rain. future cast, noontime tomorrow, we're covered over in the rain. heavier downpours in the afternoon and on into the early evening. bans of heavy rain for the cape and islands in particular. there's that low pressure center finally making its way north of us. so we stay on the warm side of things right through sunday and then we start to cool down next week. so hour by hour rain fall
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piling up, inch, inch and a half of rain area wide. mild weather continues for the weekend, but there it goes, getting a kick out of there. jet stream takes a dive starting next week. and cold air returns at or below normal temperatures beginning on monday. so low 40s today, some scattered light rain, snow showers out there left over coming to an end over the next couple of hours. and then it's windy tomorrow and down right colder next week. >> heather: get ready for it. teachers at the center of a block buster case at u.s. supreme court happening monday and that could have a significant impact right here in massachusetts. justices will be deciding whether states can keep requiring employees not in the union to still pay union fees for negotiating. the decision will affect school firefighters. a group of california teachers will argue mandatory fees violate first amendment rights of workers who disagree with the
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political positions. the union advocates say the fees cover the cost of negotiating employee contracts. >> this is really an agenda that says let's weaken unions. >> heather: the justice decision could unravel nows of contracts across the country. we'll be watching this one for you. >> blair: the governor of -- after making racially charged comments this week. governor paul lepage slipped up when he said impregnate young white girls and then leave. >> i was doing an improper too in my brain didn't come out through my mouth. instead of saying maine women, i said white women. and i'm not going to apologize to the maine women to that. because if you go to maine, you will see that we're essentially 95% white.
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allegedly told a private conference that president obama hates white people. >> heather: this morning, we're learning more of a hockey player who was hurt last week. they say they suffered a severe spinal cord injury when she hit the boards head first on new year's eve. she has limited movement. her arms and no movement in her legs. and they say they hope she fights every day with trademark grit and resolve. the 29-year-old marlboro works at the witness advocates office. >> blair: is 18 too young for legal alcohol. the restrictions say some go far enough to make 18-year-old and alcohol okay. >> heather: plus the pats may have the weekend off. but today's game still have a big impact on the pats play
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>> welcome to saturday morning sports. the nfl second season starts today. but for patriots fans it will finally end the waiting game for who the pats will play. leaving saturday to just relax and be just like us. this is really cool. >> sit back and enjoy the games. pop a little sports drink. not no pop or soda. lay back, watch the games. it's always cool to see the other games go down and just enjoy them. >> going to watch every game. it's not often that you get a chance to -- unless it's a thursday night or monday night
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edit. good to see. >> pats games are paying attention to these games. if the steelers win, the patriots get the winner of houston and kansas city. now, the bruins enjoying frequent flyer miles than most. play better on the road than in the confines of the garden. looking to get back on track last night. taking on the jersey devils. the bs get on early with this one. frank van drawn know. this one from dorchester jimmy 3-1. collin miller showing off. the bs spent their five game off with a 4-1 win over the devils. now game two of the five game road trip is tonight in ottawa.
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bryan salmond, fox 25 sports. around the city. fox 25 investigating to get the answers about what the t is doing to make it stop safer. >> jason: i'm tracking possibility of light snow and light rain. i'll tell you when wind and heavy rain move in. >> heather: plus a grandmother with two young children in her custody caught shoplifting inside a local wal-mart. still ahead the escape and the hiding spot inside a domino's pizza of all places that police had to try to pry open to with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories. america runs on dunkin'. [mother] yeah but this neighborhood,i feel like kinda talking about. bright,new. we should definitely go see it. [agent] hi...welcome i'm maggie.melanie.maggie.
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. >> jason: i'll tell you where to watch for slick roads this morning and where wet weather moves in for the weekend. >> reporter: this morning a boston police officer remains in intensive care after he was shot. the action the officer took that likely saved his life. >> blair: it was a shocking case, a 5-year-old found dead after social workers didn't check on them for months. the agency and its leader accused of dropping the ball. the promotion that puts the leader once again at the center of an agency under fire. >> heather: trusted to watch a 4-month-old baby but police say instead she got so drunk she couldn't even open a door. that drama only the latest in a series of issues of the the history of baby-sitter problems all linked to the same source.
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coverage starts right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: thanks so much for watching the fox 25 morning news. happy saturday everyone. it's 9 a.m. on january 9th. i'm heather hegedus. >> blair: i'm blair miller. jason brewer joins us this morning. good morning, jason. >> jason: good morning, blair and heather. starting out with light snow and light rain. this picture in from southern new hampshire. a good coating there. it won't last all day, though. right now tracking the ended of to some of the snow showers north of boston. still a few hanging on from worcester westward. that's where we're still watching out for slick spots on the bridges and overpasses in particular. anywhere from westborough back here through spencer. now over to barry as well. light rain continues along the pike as well. but as we head over the next couple of hours, i expect that rain to start breaking up and left with patchy light showers around for the rest of the day. 40 in boston. 32 in worcester right now. hyannis forecast tops out in the
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tomorrow even warmer heavy rain on the way. i'll talk about that coming up. >> heather: plenty to talk about. all right. jason. a massive police response in boston after a boston police officer shot at a traffic stop in dorchester. we can tell you that that officer is a 99 9 year veteran of the boston police department. this morning, he's remains in intensive care. >> blair: that officer hit in the leg and rushed to surgery at boston medical center. >> heather: the 27-year-old suspect just released from prison this past spring. he was still out on probation, but he was tackled by officers as he tried to get away. >> blair: stephanie coueignoux live outside of police headquarters. this all started as a traffic stop, stephanie? >> reporter: it was during that traffic stop, blair, that police say the suspect got out of his car and then began shooting at officers.
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still in jail this morning. but, again, we can let you know, when we last checked, that officer was still? intensive care. the police hasn't released his name but we can tell you he a it was a 9 year veteran. he was rushed to boston medical center after he was shot in the egg will. this all started during that traffic stop in dorchester. pulled that driver over knowing he did not have a valid license. they say inside that car was 27-year-old grant headley. they told us after officers pulled headley over, he got out of his vehicle and then they say unprovoked he started shooting at officers, hitting one of them in the leg. immediately boston police commissioner william evans said his training kicked in and that officer took out a tourniquet like this one to wrap around his leg to stop that bleeding and help save his life. >> he tried to do his-ish inially, about all of our
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but then a fellow uniformed officer who was nearby and he tied it off. >> reporter: that's headley's mug shot. police were able to tackle him down the street and then take him into custody. we have learned that he was released from jail just a number of months ago. we've been digging into his criminal history. and coming up in 30 minutes, those details and as well as what his father told our cameras. outside boston police headquarters. stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> blair: this morning, we're updating breaking news out of new york city where a police officer is in the hospital shot in the ankle while responding to a call there. that shooting happened early this morning we understand in the bronx. police responded to multiple calls about a massive fight at the time. the officer returned fire, seriously hurting the suspected shooter. new york city's police commissioner said the suspect had just been released from custody on another charge. >> our preliminary stress indicates this suspect has a
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years. yesterday. 9 a.m. yesterday morning. on the charge of fare beating. in which he was released from court 11 p.m. last night 3 hours our police officer. >> blair: good news to pass along that officer is in stable recovery. today is that fourth anniversary with the department. >> heather: a shooting at on 2 hands of another officer. this one in philadelphia. that crime allegedly committed in the name of isis. the attack has departments around the country on high alert, urging officers to be vigilant. the shooting in philadelphia happening late thursday night. the whole thing playing out on surveillance camera, as you can see here, the gunman has the gun drawn. he approaches the police officer. and had that gun in there. he say the suspect shot 13 times. and that three of the bullets hit the officer.
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>> i'm shot! shots fired! i'm bleeding heavily! >> heather: that suspect, was hit once and taken into custody. the weapon he used was a stolen police gun. >> it was stolen back in october of 2013. it was reported. and that is one of the things that you absolutely regret the most when an officer's gun is stolen, that it be used against one of your own. >> heather: the fbi is has joined in the investigation of the shooting. officer hartnett has serious injuries that will require multiple surgeries but he is expected to recover. by the way, with all of these police involved shootings, it is worth mentioning that today just happens to be national law enforcement appreciation day. >> blair: and those shootings drawing strong reaction from the boston police patrolman's association. fox 25 was there yesterday as the president of the group called for an end of the violence against police.
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officer was almost assassinated. somebody came up to him in the cruiser, ambushed him, fired i believe 13 times into the cruiser. this has become a daily occurrence in this country. it cannot stand. >> blair: fox 25 will continue to follow all of these shootings here on air, on television. but we'll also be updating the story online at myfoxboston.com. >> heather: new this morning, an investigation is underway in hudson new hampshire after a woman was struck by a car. it happened as the woman was trying to cross the street on webster street before 8 last night. police say she has serious but non-life threatening injuries. a driver of the scombreep that hit her did say on the scene. no word on the cause of the crash. but police say they do not believe drugs alcohol or speed were fact the tors. >> blair: also a person once in charge of a state office under disappearance of a child is now leading another office.
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cia roddy was the director of oliver. he was later found dead. this morning, the herald is reporting that roddy is the director for the western region. >> heather: a local man faces a judge accused of too drunk to watch a baby in her care. susan conway-lally was arrested on monday after a dramatic scene at a salem apartment where she was supposed to be baby-sitting. police tell fox 25 the mother of a four-month-old baby arrived home to find the dead bolt locked and conway-lally too drunk to even open it. firefighters ended up having to break that door with an ax. police say the baby-sitter had a nearly empty bottle of vodka in her purse and would've been more than three times the legal limit had she gotten behind the wheel of a car. she was hired off of the waltham based website care.com which connects caregivers and parents.
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that website where a baby-sitter has gotten into trouble with the law. in 2013, boston police arrested a woman for stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from a beacon hill family. and this past fall, a georgia baby-sitter was arrested for wracking up thousands of dollars on a family's credit card. care.com discourage people to order background checks before hiring a sitter but also cautions that those checks aren't always accurate or complete. we did reach out to the company to ask specifically about conway-lally. care.com tells us the company is deeply troubled by the incident and working with police with about the investigation. conway-lally is ordered to stay away from the salem family and due back in court later this month. >> blair: a woman accused of shoplifting with two young children by her side. 41-year-old sandra savage was stuffing steps from the wal-mart into the baby carriage. her friend one-year-old in the stroller and savage's 9-year-old
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police say when savage was confronted by employees she and the kids ran off. crossed washington street and took cover inside a domino's pizza. at some point, savage left the kids alone in the restaurant to hide out in the walk in refrigerator. >> she stood up quickly and said, somebody is chasing me and walked right around the counter, into the back of the store. appeared to become somewhat confused, went into the cooler. >> blair: police say they had to pry open the door to get to savage. she's now being held on bail and facing multiple charges including recklessly endangering a child. >> heather: happening this morning, a community coming together to pick up the pieces after vandalism at a local grave yard. right now volunteers are at pleasant hill cemetery this morning. to restore headstones damaged last week. this is a story we told you last weekend on the fox 25 morning news, we were live from the cemetery. and all 33 stones need to be fixed.
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you can see. this is fifth time they've been van damnlized. they're estimated around 30,000 dollars the damages. massachusetts leaders getting ready to take a field trip and it's not a close one either. coming up the insight they hope to gain from their trip to colorado to learn about the budding marijuana business. >> blair: plus a week's long investigation shows crime is up on the t. next the t station highest on the violent crime list. and the reason the transit bad. >> jason: this morning, with he
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. >> blair: fox 25 investigates undercovers changes being made by police to keep up with the crime that's happening at certain t stations. we've been looking through years of information to see which stops see the most crime. i dug into this information and took it to officials to see what they're doing about it. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of people use the t to get where they're going. >> i have to come through here regardless. >> reporter: including seeley who tries to watch for any trouble.
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but i am mindful that anything can happen. >> reporter: fox 25 investigates spent weeks looking into years of data with the mbta that breaks down the crimes happening at t stations. >> it's definitely startling. >> reporter: we started looking into it after shots were fired outside the forest hill station in october. two people arrested in what police say was a gang fight. our investigation found overall violent crime up at t stops in 2014 to 2013. larcenies. and we discovered forest hill has repeatedly seen some of the most crime of all t stations. in 2014, these in the top five for violent crime. three of them in the top five for two years running, south station, downtown crossing, and forest hills. here on the red line, at the ale wife station, so far this year, leading the way to the number of
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that's largely due to the spike in bikes being stolen. >> we have to be open which inherently makes us a soft target. >> reporter: richard sullivan says the amount of crime for the volume of people isn't that bad. the frequent station climb is a direct result of where most people pass through. but they recently put more officers at the stations, including more undercover officers. they're also using morely caras like these. investigations. without, i could give you some investigations where if we did not have the benefit of our public safety camera system, i don't believe the likelihood that we would've been able to solve those crimes. >> reporter: he points to this video from november of 2014. it shows a man stealing a woman's cell phone. he was eventually arrested. here at downtown crossing, parker sullivan rides the red line every day. he never thought one of the hot spots for crime would be here. and that's exactly what people must do.
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of opportunity. >> people can do a lot to help themselves and a lot to help us help them. >> reporter: we went through a lot of data for the story and we've made it easy for you to look through it and see what kind of crime happens at any subway or commuter rail stop in boston. we put all of that information with my story at myfoxboston.com. >> heather: nice job, blair. come november, voters in massachusetts could have a the chance to legalize marijuana. it still needs approval before it appears on that ballot. but now state laters are planning a trip to head out to colorado to learn more about how that state's system works. they're going to be setting up on regulating grow houses and also dig into crime and duis. fox 25 vanessa welch will also be along for the trip. don't miss our live reports from colorado this monday and tuesday. only on the fox 25 news at 10. >> blair: millions of dollars
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made the announcement just yesterday, $6.3 million being slashed in the early retirement and incentive program. 6:5 million from transportation trust fund and 3.6 million from state police. the fiscal budget has currently 320 million dollar deficit. >> jason: good morning, i'm fox 25 storm tracker meteorologist jason brewer. cloudy, dreary saturday. slick spots north and west of boston with light snow falling early this morning. then we have a sunday soaker on tap. get ready for a rainy windy sunday, back with timing of that straight ahead. 40 in boston right now. visibility not bad. but out in worcester, we've seen very thick fog trying to develop as well as some light snow. temperaturewise, right there at the freezing mark, there in worcester, and we've seen those freezing numbers well north and west of boston and a few local spots. so just a heads up, over the next hour, we're still monday
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slick roads, elevated surfaces, bridges overpasses in particular. right into the radar, light rain east, the snow showers west, just got a picture in from bury, where flurries are tapering off. shoes bury, right along 190, along 495, a little of the snow mix in towards marlboro there. framingham over to newton down to medway, boston, lynn, all the way to beverly, just light rain. a little snow earlier around haverhill. that appears to have rapped up at this hour. we had light rain this morning, through midday. that continues to dissipate. overcast sky. no sun today. as we head into the evening, moisture continues to move in off of the ocean. afternoon highs in the 40s. a little above normal. but tomorrow it gets even warmer.
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wind watch going up. 9 in the morning tomorrow right through the evening. here's why. winds are really going to start gusting 30 to 40 miles an hour. as we get started on sunday. and watch what happens through the afternoon into the early evening, winds gusting up 45, 50 miles an hour. especially the eastern shore line, the cape and islands. watch out for potential damaging wind gusts in some of the stronger thunder showers that may start developing as low pressure starts moving by. that low wind start developing pressures up into the mid 50s in a few spots. that could challenge records. we won't be able to get out and enjoy it. overcast and rainy and potential heavy rain on and off throughout the day. future cast shows a few showers throughout the morning and sunday by midday. heavy rain beginning to move in from the southwest that continues on into the late day. and it won't be until after dark before we can move out the rain and start bringing in the dryer,
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so rain totals, pretty impressive. a good soaking area wide, inch, inch and a half of rain across the state. then we dry off next week. back to 30s, reasonably chilly air. another shot at winter weather possible tuesday night into wednesday. still too early to tell exactly how much. we'll be monitoring that closely. >> blair: we know you will. thank you, jason. it was one of the most popular gifts of the christmas season now college students are being told to leave it at home. the reason some local colleges are telling those to ditch the hover board before they hit the campus. >> heather: test out a new protective gear and now the reporter on your screen there probably wishing he hadn't.
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was >> heather: happening today, muslims in worcester want to get a chance to get to know them a little bit better. they're hosting an event at the islamic center. they want people to know that islam is all about prayer, charity and peace. they'll be taking questions and share a bit of their culture as well. the worcester islamic center draws about 400 to 5 hundred
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on fridays alone. blair miller: samsung has debuted a tv that can be stacked like legos. the individual combine into one giant tv. once they're stacked the tvs don't have any black lines between them on the screens and can adjust whatever shape you create. samsung believes this new technology will appeal to business customers who need larger displays. it's not clear how much they'll cost yet. they just came out. screens. screens put together. >> heather: actually, with the weather, we have television screens that go together. yeah. demonstrations egg special of television and reporters, demonstration didn't go as planned for one reporter in israel. he volunteered to be the test subject as a company wanted to demonstrate a new stab proof vest but it didn't work out. >> blair: it backfired as the reporter was stabbed in the back. the first few hits seem to be
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you see the moment it hits the you see it again. he kind of cringes, kind of and moves away. turns out the vest shifted. and here it is again. that part of his back was unprotected. luckily he only needed a few stitches but i can't believe how calm he was. through all of this. i know if it was any one of us, we would say, hold up. what's the problem. glad he continues on. glad he's okay. >> heather: and with a smile too. oh, my gosh. wow. a woman badly hurt pian under ground cable at a local beach. and a new report finds more of those dangerous wires are hidden all around the country. coming up the two states in our area that are now on that list and where beach goers should watch out. >> jason: we're getting a light snow mix from new hampshire and parts of western massachusetts. we'll track it for you.
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>> complete new england news coverage continues right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> blair: a developing story this morning. a police officer shot early this morning in new york city. it happened about three hours after the suspect had been repoliced from custody on
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>> heather: this was in the bronx. that officer hit in the ankle. expected to make a full recovery this morning. but the shooting does mark the third instance of an officer shot in as many days. including, of course one in boston that we reported on extensively brought to you yesterday. a live report and update on that boston shooting ahead in this news cast. >> blair: first it is 9:30 on saturday, january 9th. gloomy out there. i'm blair miller. >> heather: happy saturday everyone. i'm heather hegedus. here's storm tracker meteorologist jason brewer. and jason welcome to the team. we're glad to have you. heather. blair, good morning. still tracking that dreary weather. but also left over light snow that hasn't let go yet from westborough back through worcester a few light snow showers, leominster through barry still hanging around. and a steady rain, up to wakefield these set to diminish over time but still have to deal
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temperatures near the freezing mark. when you get back to the west, that's where we have some concern for slick spots through the day. temperatures climb into the lower 40s and keep that dreary sky with patchy drizzle around and as we head into the night tonight, some higher wind gusts start to develop into tomorrow. that forecast straight ahead. >> heather: a massive police response in boston as we've been telling you after a boston police officer is shot during a traffic stop in dorchester. an officer. a 9 year veteran of bp d. this morning, remaining in intensive care. >> blair: fox 25 brought you the story all day long yesterday as it unfolded. the officer hit in the leg and rushed to boston medical center for surgery. >> heather: the suspect had only been released from prison this past spring. he was out on probation. he was tackled by other officers when he tried to run. >> blair: fox 25 stephanie coueignoux is live at police headquarters. and stephanie as you pointed out this all started as a traffic
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>> reporter: and blair, i want let you know in last 15 minutes, i did receive an update before boston police about that officer's condition. a spokesman told me the officer is doing well and continues to recover from his injuries. however, he declined to say whether that officer is now out of the intensive care unit. but some good news this morning. as for the suspect, he remains in jail this morning. it all started with a traffic stop yesterday in dorchester. officers pulled 27-year-old grant headley over because he didn't have a valid license. that's when police say headley got out of his car and started shooting, hitting one of those officers in the leg. and then he ran away. but police were able to tackle him moments later. we also looked into headley's past and we learned that he was released from jail, just about nine months ago. we also found out that he's been arrested six other times.
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illegal epwith and drug charges. that most recent arrest was back in 2009. that's when police charged him with four counts of carrying a firearm without a license. fox 25 also the very first station to speak with headley's father after his son's arrest. take a listen. >> reporter: any message for the boston police department today? >> yes, my sympathy goes out to the officer. i don't condone that kind of behavior. if he did it, you know, he's wrong. >> reporter: do you think if he did do this, that he's lucky to be alive? >> yeah, i think so. yeah. yeah, he is. he is lucky. >> reporter: and, again, the officer who was shot, he was shot in the leg. the police commissioner telling us that that officer used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding and that action, very quick action, by him and his colleagues likely saved his life. at boston police headquarters, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> blair: new this morning, a
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cracked wide open. the final robbery happened thursday at the commerce bank on lincoln street. a man walked in and demanded cash and ran off. they realized the description matched five other robberies in the past two weeks. they now believe he's richard vinton, jr. they found evidence linking him at his apartment to all six robberies and then turned himself into police later that afternoon. he will be arraigned on monday. you be able to sound off on fare hikes a series of meetings set to start. at these meetings possible changes to late night service will also be discussed. >> heather: two area colleges have now banned hoverboards a popular christmas gift. the umass amherst and boston college say they're too dangerous to have on campus as we reported, the batteries can overheat and cause them to catch
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people can also fall and get hurt. emerson banned the boards earlier this week stating similar safety concerns. >> blair: an underground cable that caused on explosion on a local beach could be in similar locations. the same cable could be buried in 12 states, including rhode island and new york. they were used to power coast guard lights before converted to solar power. last summer, a woman was heard after an explosion at salty brine beach in narragansett. >> heather: a local congressman about a plan on a man to house immigrant teenagers at hanscom air force base. it's the obligation to help these young people. some oppose the plan to house teens at military bases and we caught with u.s. representative seth molten, wanted to hear his thoughts being a captain in the marine corps, we wanted to think about this possible relocation plan.
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the base commander, to make sure the base can continue doing the functions for the department of defense if these children come. >> heather: the children's stay at the military bases will be between 13 and 17 years old. i should say teenagers, but the pentagon says it's still unknown whether any bases will be used in it. a lot of details to outline, how many teens can be placed and when they will arrive. >> blair: happening today, officially opening a headquarters in massachusetts. the headquarters is at 89 cambridge street in charlestown. state senator jamie he will bridge will address it. and officially endorse bernie sand determines. a bullet hole was found in the window at sanders headquarters in las vegas. the same day that sanders was on site for a rally. police are investigating but not saying much about what they know
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a turkey obsessed with checking himself out in the hubcaps of local police cruisers. coming up the scent that police hope will keep the turkey at bay. >> that's favorite story. i love that one. plus a local man sitting on the hood of a car and a dog acting out of character. coming up. the role that the four legged friend played in stopping a crime in process. >> jason: still tracking pockets of light rain. tell you when that moves out and when heavy rain (cell phone rings) well the squirrels are back in the attic. your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom?
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>> heather: welcome back, time now 9:39. and an update to fox 25 investigation for you now. the attorney general's office now taking action after we uncovered hundreds of personal documents dumped in a field off of a road in plymouth. we first showed you this video back in june of 2014. unbelievable, look at these boxes and boxes of documents stacked high containing personal information from hundreds of mortgage loan applications. they belong to attorney michael haney at the time representing mortgage lenders during closings. just this week, the ag filed a civil suit against him. saying he violated the massachusetts consumer act the massachusetts data disposal act and data breach act by disposing of their files and protected information. he's being ordered to pay civil penalties and also cover the
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cover any restitution as well. we have reached out to him and have not heard back. >> blair: a pesky feathered friend becoming too acquainted with natick police cruiser and in this video you can see why. that's a turkey on the side who has you has become obsessed with looking at himself in the hubcap. that's why that one is going pretty slow. state police is having fun with this one. to solve the issue, they're going to install gravy air fresheners in the cars. >> heather: deterrent. >> blair: exactly. on thursday morning, the dog named roxie out for a morning walk, when she suddenly bolted into a backyard. roxie's owner followed and found a young man sitting on a car. the owner questioned the teen about what he was doing up there and ended up calling 911. at that point, the teen ran off
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police arrived to find the first floor apartment trashed. matthew lives inside that apartment he does not own a dog right now but maybe one in his future. >> i had my locks changed years ago. the locksmith said, the thing that really keeps out intruders the best is a barking dog. >> blair: i bet he believes it now. roxie is a husky and why term man shepard mix. her owner says she's normally very friendly. >> heather: good girl. the stage is set. the bat he will tell that could play out and drastically reshape footprints and power union right here in massachusetts. >> blair: plus new hampshire considering lowering the drinking age in 21 to 18.
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the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 in new hampshire. it's a state rep's idea. it comes with legal guidelines. breaks down the details from see brook new hampshire. >> reporter: he's 18 years old which means he legally can't drink alcohol but if a proposal in the new hampshire house passes under certain circumstances, he could. >> i feel like you're too young at 18 to drink because you still do stupid stuff. you're not fully aware of what you're doing. >> reporter: house bill number 1606 filed by a see brook representative would allow alcohol use for those aged 18 to 20 with the intent that, quote, younger people will no longer be initiated to alcohol consumption in the absence of adult supervision. adult supervision as defined by the bill, a responsible 21-year-old. under the bill, the 18 to 20-year-old would not have legal access to alcohol. for one thing they could only consume beer and wine. plus it makes no apparent
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purchase or possess alcohol. >> people can't even handle their own alcohol. so i don't see being 18 years of age being around alcohol, i don't think that's safe. >> reporter: the drinking age in new hampshire was lowered to 18 in the 1970s, but bumped back up to 2130 years ago along with every other state. a representative for mothers against drunk driving or madd tells fox 25 that's where it should stay. >> it is a well studied health poll that has saved lives and now more than ever it's needed because teen alcohol use has declined. but teen alcohol use still continues to kill 4700 people a year. >> reporter: and the madd spokesperson says beer and wine is just as harmful to teens as hard liquor. by the way we tried to reach out the sponsor of this bill, tried calling him and visit his house but we were unable to get in touch.
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>> heather: sisters at supreme court heard on monday and the decision could have a significant impact right here in massachusetts. justices will decide whether states can keep requiring employees who are not in a union to pay union fees, though, for negotiating. the decision will impact teacher teachers, nurses, and firefighters. a group of california teachers will argue that mandatory fees violate first amendment rights of workers, though, who disagree with the union's position. particularly a union's political position. union advocates say the fees cover the cost of negotiating employee contracts. >> this is really an agenda that says, let's weaken unions. >> heather: justice's decisions could unravel thousands of contracts around the country. we'll be watching this one for you and be sure to keep you posted. >> blair: governor paul lepage
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when he attributed the state's heroin problem to men, who, quote, impregnate young white girls and then leave. >> i was going impromptu in my brain. didn't catch up to my mouth. instead of saying maine women. i said white women. and i'm not going to apologize to the maine women to that. because if you go to maine, you'll see that we're essentially 95% white. >> reporter: back in 2013, lepage allegedly told a private function that president obama hates white people. >> heather: this morning, learning more about the women's professional hockey player injured at gillette stadium last week. deanna language's parents tell fox 25 she sustained a severe spinal cord injury when she hit the boards with her head on new year's eve. the family says, quote, deanna has limited movement of her arms and no feeling in her legs. but they say they hope she can
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grit and resolve. the 27-year-old native works a witness victim's advocate at the district attorney's office. >> jason: meteorologist jason brewer tracking light snow this morning. dreary, overcast, light rain too. still slick spots north and west of the city. to be mindful of overpasses and bridges a concern. still a lot of heavy rain expected into your sunday forecast. and a lot of wind as well. temperatures right now 40 degrees in boston. visibility is coming down a little bit. also seen thicker fog around worcester where we've had light snow reported into the overnight and into the early morning. still 32 degrees there. so we're still concerned about some freezing on the roads. although milder temperatures as you get closer to the city and points south ward. so slippery spots north and west right through the morning. and by noontime, some areas of rain tapering to areas of
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lunchtime hours here for the greater boston area. now there will be that chance of snow lingering over the next couple of hours. but i'm watching the radar trends and that looks to be diminishing anywhere from are worcester north and westward. so shrewsbury over to the west side of marlboro. freezing line bumping up against you there. but anywhere eastward, it is all rain, newton, refrigerate ham, wayland, on the west side of boston, up to north reading, still watching light rain coming in and accumulate a bit, get wet roads for you. temperatures this afternoon, upper 30s to the mid 40s. so seasonably chilly. but tomorrow, we're climbing into the 50s. but it comes at a price. we're going to have a lot of wind and rain. so we really won't be able to get out and enjoy those near record high temperatures for your sunday. take a look at future cast sunday at noontime. lots of rain already over spreading the area. winds really increasing.
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sunday, 5:00. still some rain lingering. i think by 7 or 8, most of that out of here. up it's after dark. and then we turn cooler by sunday into monday. a high wind watch out for tomorrow. especially with coast south and eastward. here's why. look at these winds. 30 to 40 miles an hour. getting started on sunday. and it only gets worse. 40, 50 miles an hour wind gusts. could have isolated wind damage especially the cape and islands. if any of those stronger cells have any thunder in. mix those strong winds down to the surface. keeping a close eye on that. hour by hour rain fall is going to start piling up. we could end up with an inch, inch and a half of rain by the close of business sunday night area wide. a really good soaking on the way. mild weather continues through the weekend. but cold air continues to kick in here through the week. stay with us. temperatures at or below normal right through next week. another shot of winter weather
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>> blair: deal with all of that rain tomorrow. >> heather: but warmer temperatures. a silver lining, a trade off. >> blair: another policeman shot, the third in three days. plus the suspect only been out of jail for three months. >> heather: what we were talking about, the largest ever 800 million dollar jackpot and still time to win. the powerball everyone is hoping to when your type 2 diabetes numbers aren't moving in the right direction, it can be a burden. but what if you could wake up to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. discover once-daily invokana . with over 6 million prescriptions and counting, it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. rrr invokana is used along with diet and exercise to nsignificantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. p p it's a once-daily pill that works around the clock. here's how: p p invokana reduces the amount
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commissioner said the suspect had been in custody only three hours before on another charge. a boston police officer also in the hospital with a gunshot wound this morning. 9 year veteran in intensive care after taking a bullet to the leg. it happened during a traffic spot in dorchester, police say the suspect got out of the car and started shooting. the gunman was taken into custody tackled by other officers as he tried to run off. he had only been released from prison this past spring. >> heather: and happening today, somewhere, someone could be holding a winning ticket worth $800 million. that's the jackpot for tonight's powerball drawing. and the number is likely to get higher as people head out today to get last minute tickets. if you win the cash option before taxes, it's 496 million only. you can buy tickets in massachusetts until 9:45 tonight on wednesday, a million dollar
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>> blair: i was looking at the numbers, your chances better of being struck by lightning, bitten by a shark. even -- i know. >> heather: jason, i know this is putting you on the spot here, would you still work if you had all of that money? >> jason: of course, who wouldn't want to track new england weather? >> heather: you got to say that on your first day, right. >> jason: west of boston, in particular, windy, heavy rain moving in tomorrow, consider yourself warned. >> heather: good job covering all of that today, jason. >> jason: good to be here. >> heather: thanks so much watching the fox 25 morning news and we'll be back tonight at 6.
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