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. the first case of the zika virus has been reported in massachusetts. the virus is spread by mosquitoes and causes brain defects in children. good evening, everyone. i'm mark ockerbloom. >> and i'm vanessa welch. this was breaking news at 5:00 and 6:00 and tonight a local doctor is weighing in on the illness. john monahan is live in the control room with this concerned development. big concern. the head of the world health organization says zika is on a rampage. tonight this case, the first in the state, confirmed. we know that the patient is not pregnant and is recovering after contracting zika while traveling outside the u.s. >> the first case of the zika the patient is from boston. health officials say the patient contracted it in a country where
dr. paul sacks heads up brigham women's infectious disease department. >> zik is a tropical viral infection that was known about for some time. it's been in africa. it's been in polynesia. >> reporter: recently it jumped to the americas. >> it first appeared in may of last year in brazil. >> reporter: he says most people may not even realize they have it but that pregnant women need to be especially cautious. >> pregnant women who have contracted zika virus appear to have a higher chance of having a baby with a malformation called micro severally. or being born with a small head and brain. >> reporter: the national security teams have been alerted to the situation. >> we don't expect a major outbreak in the united states despite the fact that there's considerable problems in south america. >> reporter: that includes nearly 4,000 cases of zika linked birth defects reported in brazil this year alone. back in boston, as in the rest
goes out to women planning or expecting a baby. >> women who are pregnant and women who are planning to become pregnant should not travel to zika indemnic areas right now unless they absolutely must. >> if you're not pregnant and do contract the zika virus, the worst of the symptoms are flu-like symptoms and that is unlikely siblings the type of mosquito that transmits the virus is not common in boston. i'm john monahan, fox 25 news. thank you, john. some more details now. many u.s. airlines are offering refunds or rebookings for pregnant women who plan to travel to one of the countries hardest hit by the virus and some cruiselines are also allowing some trips to be rebooked. check with your airlines to decide whether or not a doctor's note is required before making the changes. and learn about the symptoms of the zika virus and the travel bans in place by logging on to myfoxboston.com. look under our top stories section. >> a little rain and a little snow are on the way. fox 25's chief meteorologist
stormtracker weather center with what he's expecting tomorrow. >> little being the operative word there. the storms to our south is actually big and a storm to our northwest is smaller. if they got their act together we'd be dealing with something much more huge. a lot of clouds rolling in tonight. here's a storm to the south. there's a lot of moisture with this. a lot of precipitation, it's going to be heavy but staying out over the fishes. off to the north and west, there's some snow here coming to the great lakes. a clipper system bringing most that have to the north. here in southern new england we're caught in the middle. there will be some showers that may skirt the cape and the islands. this takes you through noontime and there's not much happening. continues to go tarter and farther out to sea and away from us in our futurecast model data. the other issue out there tonight is falling temperatures. it was mild again. which means we're melting any snow that's out there. that means much like the last couple of nights there's gonna be some water on the ground and
temperatures dropping to and below freezing. so be aware. when do the snowshowers arrive and when do you get the best shot at getting them? we'll have that in a few minutes. a breaking story on the fox 25 news at 5:00 and 6:00, we're hearing from some of the children who were on a bus that crashed. erika rishi is live in framingham with their stories. erika. >> well, vanessa in all, students were hurt and taken to area hospitals out of an really, their injuries were just minor. little by little throughout the night they've been treated and sent home with their families. here in framingham at the union hospital as they left, some of those kids stopped to talk with us and brought us back with the tense moments earlier this afternoon when the school bus collided with the car. >> i was in the bus playing with my toys and then when the bus crashed i hit the seat. >> i ended up rolling down and
part and got hurt on my head. >> i hit my head on the metal. i saw a bunch of students crying. >> some people missed their mom and dad. >> my bus driver said everything will be okay. >> he said everybody should just come down. >> reporter: elementary school students getting quite the scare this afternoon after their school bus and white sedan collided at the intersection of edgele road and lyman street in framingham. >> i heard a loud bang. >> reporter: nearby residents like nancy moran were relieved to find that it sounded worse than it was when she saw the 31 students on board appeared to be okay. >> they were standing up in the school bus and walking around. probably very curious. >> the crash happened around 3:30 this afternoon. shortly after the bus left the elementary school less than a mile away. parents received an alert almost immediately. >> my phone was beeping and i just came here and it was her -- i'm sorry.
no one was seriously hurt but enough to leave most parents jarred even hours later. >> i think i'm drive him to school tomorrow. >> i guess as a parent you can never be too sure. the uninjured students on the bus this afternoon were taken home. framingham police are investigating the cause of that crash. live in framingham tonight, erika rishi, fox 25 news. firefighters battling a smoky fire in foxboro this afternoon. the fire not too far from gillette stadium and patriot place on pine acres road. the fire contains an industrial warehouse building or a garage behind a home. the town highered an advisory saying the fire may cause widespread dirty water within the town. bad. happened in the moments before gunfire broke out on the streets of brookline yesterday. two suspects were arrested in the violence that was breaking on the fox 25 news at 5:00
one was arraigned today. 18-year-old cari wilcox. police say a fight escalated at the home on st. paul street and gunfire and stabbings is what ensued. the victim telling police he was lucky to get out of a line of fire when he did. >> where's the money and said at one point they were were able to reach -- >> at least one suspect is still on the run. officials say the three victims were known to police. a mother stabbed to death right in front of her children. new tonight her sister is speaking out about this horrible attack. >> i could not believe it and found out later all her kids were there when it happened. >> the suspect, the woman's own estranged husband.
today when he faced a judge. >> tonight this home is surrounded by the innocence of four kids who were forced to see tragedy here. cheryl appleby lives next door to where that tragedy unfolded last night. >> they were arguing. >> reporter: that arguing she says came from martin mcdonald and his estranged wife julia mead. today with the suspect in court and mead's family holding back tears, police detailed how he killed her, stabbing her multiple times last night. >> it happened with four young children inside the apartment at the time. the oldest, 11 years old, called 911 for help and police say mcdonald then left the scene, and that 11-year-old child ran next door to cheryl's home. >> quay in here crying and all upset. . >> he kept saying he killed her. he killed my mother.
this wasn't the first issue. the officer writes an incident involving julie and martin mcdonald occurred at the residence of the home in july of this year. police today complete on any previous problems. just saying this scene now surrounded by kids' bikes and teddy bears was one of the hardest they've seen. >> this is a tough thing that happened. certainly the officers and fire personnel to have to go -- have to deal with this, as well, something that's not often talked about. >> the victim's family tells me they're obviously very upset. as for those children, they're in dcf custody, at least for now. in norten, blair miller, fox 25 news. the young man beaten inside a bar and tonight the management is speaking out. we first brought brought you this video in brighton last night at 10:00. the 20-year-old victim was in the bar illegally and attending a private party. he sustained a concussion and a blood vessel burst in his eye. in a statement to fox 25, the bar says as long standing members of the community, whether he continue to ensure that the safety of our customers
we have never witnessed an occurrence this magnitude and want to express our utmost concern for the victim, his family and all individuals involved. >> developing tonight, two people are in custody. >> after an armed man was arrested near disneyland, paris, police say he was carrying guns, ammo and a copy of the koran when he tried to get security at the hotel. the home with him at the time was later detained by french police. >> well, somebody has been pranking businesses and schools in one local city. >> and now the mayor is the latest victim. still ahead tonight, the push to find out what's going on. >> and one local tattoo artist is offering his skills for free. >> i don't mind doing it. i love it. i think it's great. if i could do my artwork for free, i would. >> later on why donald trump is inspiring him to be so generous
despite a number of calls from fox news today, including one from news corp. founder rupert murdoch, donald trump made good on his promise to boycott the debate, citing his ongoing feud with the network and fox news host megan kelly, who trump claims is biased against him. instead the new york billionaire held his own event in iowa tonight, a rally and fundraiser for veterans that thousands attended. >> they wanted to go and apologize and everything else and they did apologize and could not have been -- but once this started, it's for our vets, there was nothing i could do. >> will i get more votes, less votes? nobody knows, but it's for our vets because we raised over $5 million in one day to you're gonna like it.
>> with no trump on stage, the seven other candidates had a chance to try to steal some of his momentum. senator ted cruz is trump's closest rival in iowa when asked about trump's absence, cruz took a jab at trump, joking about the insults trump has thrown at all of his rivals. >> i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way... i want to thank everyone here
iowa the respect to show up and make a case why each of us believe we would make the best chief. >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a
little teddy bear to me. we always have such a loving relationship during these debates and i kind of miss him. i wish he was here. >> national security veterans affairs, brace relations, the economy and hillary clinton, some of the big topics discussed tonight. we should know on monday when the caucuses take place what if any effect trump's absence might have on him. live in the newsroom, ted daniel, fox 25 news. there are five days now until the iowa caucuses. fox 25's blair miller will be there live with coverage every step of the way. you can watch his live reports depending sunday at 10:00 p.m. misses people on the east coast asking, did you feel it? massive booms were both heard and felt for philadelphia all the way to connecticut. tonight we've learned they were jets. the navy spoke to spokeswoman
naval base in maryland were conducting supersonic testing off the coast this afternoon. the booms are reported to have been first heard in the area of hameton new jersey. >> new at 10:00, g.e. is moving its headquarters to boston but some employees already living in eastern mass are having their jobs slashed. the boston business journal reporting that 59 engineers will lose their jobs at the g.e. aviation facility in lynn. the layoff part of more than 300 job cuts that the company is making in its g.e. aviation unit nationwide. the job lost represent about 7% of the jobs at the facility. being remembered as one of the most controversial and universal in the history, vincent sianci died today. he was elected mayor in 1974 and served multiple terms as recently as 2002. he is credited with renovating the roger williams zoo and getting the providence place mall built. he made national headlines in 1984 when he pleaded no contest
estranged wife's lover. he was back in the headlines in 2002 when he was convicted in a federal racketeering bust and sent to prison for four years. buddy sianci was at a providence tv station taping an interview last night when he was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. flags will be lowered to half-staff in providence to mark his death. dark smoke billowed into the air. skyfox showing the smoke rising from this home on sagamore avenue in medford today it was a two-alarm fire requiring extra help from neighboring towns. a lot of damage was done to the home and firefighters explain to us why this one was so difficult to fight. >> yeah, it was tough because of the -- it was extended up to the second and third floors when we got here. >> there were no injuries. investigators are still looking into the cause. this car went through a fence in norfolk overnight in
say the driver was not injured, even though a large section of the fence pierced the windshield. the cause of the crash is unknown. 30 years ago today the space shuttle charlie exploded shortly after lift-off killing all seven people on board. among them, new hampshire's christa mccoll live chosen to be the first teacher in space. bob ward knew christa and went to framingham university today where christa was remembered. >> it was a tough day. it was very exciting. we were nervous because of the ice cold. >> reporter: 30 years ago lisa bristol was at kennedy space center with her family to watch the launch of a space shuttle challenger. on board lisa's big sister, christa mccullough. >> we were excited at whole idea of her going up to space. of course it didn't end the way we wanted it to, but she still carried in millions of people's
>> reporter: at the christa mccullough center at framingham state university, christa loved her space and for teaching is reaching whole new generations. >> one thing i often tell them is that, remember, she was a history teacher. she wasn't even a science teacher. and i say that to encourage them to think about the fact that you shouldn't preclude being -- you know, new things. >> reporter: for christa's family, it is comforting to know christa's spirit and her message remains strong. >> keep on pushing on, going for that adventure and going -- you know, reach for the stars. i mean, really, reach for the stars. >> reporter: in the months and weeks before the challenger disaster, i covered christa mccullough and got to know her a little bit. every time she signed an autograph, she inscribed it reach for the stars, a motto she actually lived. in framingham, bob ward, fox 25 news. people on a plane getting sick. later on the mystery illness that forced one plane to turn
trees ripped from the ground. next, the clean-up happening now after a tornado passes through florida. car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio: just too many questions. right to rise usa
jeb bush once stood tall. before his campaign sank like a rock and he started desperately slinging mud on fellow republicans. that's not presidential, jeb. john kasich did cut ohio's taxes. cut state spending. turned a deficit into a surplus. brought back jobs from mexico and china. that's john kasich, that's conservative, and that's presidential. new day for america is responsible for the content of
. democratic senator bernie sanders released a letter detailing his health conditions. it says the candidate is overall in good health. the move is custom marry for presidential candidates. if sanders wins the race to the white house, he would be the oldest
president ever elected at 75. for comparison, ronald reagan was 69. >> florida residents are cleaning up following yesterday's ef-1 tornado north of fort lauderdale. the twister tossing cars through the air and ripping trees from the ground of the town of coconut creek. it took off parts of roofs and damaged several cars, as well. witnesses say it came out of nowhere. >> it was like a train coming through. it was scary. >> very scary. >> nobody's used to this here in florida. no be tornadoes. >> hurricanes, no tornadoes. >> south florida experiencing more severe weather today but no tornadoes were reported. the suspect has been identified in a frightening home
millville police say 25-year-old keith garralo was one of three people who burst into a man's home on may street on tuesday armed with a gun. officers say two other people may be with the suspect and are considered armed and dangerous. call police if you see this
man or know where he is. new at 10:00, this man is finally in custody after he was wanted on 19 acts of ash warrants from at least two different states. 35-year-old matthew madero was arrested in new bedford for multiple thefts of construction and landscaping equipment totaling more than $100,000. 9 local police departments work together to bring him into custody. it's been months in the making, and tonight a date is finally set for a retrial in the death penalty sentencing of a convicted murderer. gary ley sampson will be back to court an being convicted of carjacking and killing two massachusetts men and a man in new hampshire back in 2001. sampson was sentenced to death. the federal judge granted him a new sentencing trial in 2011 because one of the jurors have
earlier this month, the judge overseeing the case stepped down, saying
couldn't develop the time needed for the new trial. a teen is facing have gun charges after bringing the weapon on the campus of a local high school. according to boston police, it happened around noon wednesday at english high. the teen suspect used to be a student there. he was stopped by school officers who recognize the suspect shouldn't be in the building. police found the gun after the teen's backpack was searched. people lining up to get donald trump's face and slogan inked on them permanently. why a local tattoo artist says he's doing it for free.
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emergency call was called into the weymouth police department as robert ghoulston reports tonight, this time the recorded message says shots were fired at the mayor's home. >> it has been recorded. >> reporter: the recorded message came into weymouth police last night saying shots fired at the mayor's home address. the call was made to look like
security or emergency system. >> they is the automated system. there has been a shooting reported, multiple shots fired. >> reporter: this type of call is often referred to as s.w.a.t.ing which leads to dispatchers sending a large s.w.a.t. but weymouth was able to figure out pretty quickly this was a prank call. >> weymouth seems to be the place that they hit. >> weymouth has already been investigating a slew of fake bomb threats. it started when schools across the state were getting automated this week similar calls were made to stores and supermarkets in weymouth, the hospital and police department itself also got them. police are working to see if any of them are connected as they figure out who is making them. >> anybody that's not the police or the schools or -- you just don't really know. >> reporter: the fbi says it is helping pay moth investigate all of their calls as well as a half dozen or so other cities in the towns that got the hoax bomb threats earlier this month. police say the calls all have
their recorded messages sent by an automated call system. >> kind of a nuisance, you know. you get them and you don't know where they originate from and you don't know who's on the other end of the line. >> one thing the mayor is copycat situation, it will continue to divert resources. robert ghoulston, fox 25 news. >> nothing happening as far as the weather is concerned yet. but i'm tracking a couple of systems that are coming toward us and that's what we have to talk about tonight. it was pretty mild out there today. temperatures were in the 40s. boston at 42 degrees. that's important because tonight the temperatures are dropping and those dropping temperatures mean melting continues have refrons. it's outside the city when you
you'll find places like woburn at 29 degrees. over to weston, 21 degrees. so any snow you had, and i know there's not much left, but any snow you had is refreezing.
same thing here in worcester county... the south of boston, there's more snow to the south so some likely melting away. farther south, there was actually close below freezing in a few towns earlier. so so the black ice situation not as perilous there. couple of reports coming from twitter. jeff says 33 degrees after a high of 47 earlier today. and stoneham frank says the winter weather has been a real yodda. 32 degrees, so freezing cold and watch out for black ice under
by about 10:00. and in boston, maybe a break of sun or two but also the risk of a rainshower coming on through with temperatures around 36. notice i said rainshower. not so much snowshower, out of boston and south-eastward, especially. here's what's going on. south. clouds coming in from the west. either way we're going to have clouds. this is a storm system coming off florida. we told you about the severe weather in florida the last couple of days. this system is pushing away and gonna get a break now. to the northwest, the clipper system coming through the great lakes. if this were to dive southward and
pick up a storm to the south, we'd have ourselves a nor easter right here in new england. but it's not. it's more flat, going like this into new england. so it's not age to scoop up the storm to the south, therefore, it's free to go off to the east and northeast and away from us well to our south. what does that mean for us? futurecast shows it nicely. the clouds coming in, and look
way out here is the shield of rain. we can get a couple of showers but
that's about it. so through the day tomorrow, mostly dry conditions. off to the north and west, if you're driving that way for an early weekend getaway up in vermont, you'll find snow in western massachusetts and snow flurries. as the system swings through with a cold front, rain and snowshowers will start to appear, even in federal and eastern massachusetts. but they're just that, rain and snowshowers. as it pushes on through, we clear out tomorrow night and by saturday morning we're totally clear without anything. i've put this map up a couple of times now. continue to show it to you because there's a possibility of a couple more vigorous snowshowers coats the ground up to the north and west and particularly in higher elevations. it's the highest chance of getting a coating of snow. high temperatures tomorrow around boston, even if you have a snowflake it'd melt quickly... in worcester, a better chance of
gardener and rutland tomorrow. the threats continue to be the icy spots. black ice, the rain and snow a moderate threat for tomorrow and saturday waking up to sunshine. here's your seven-day forecast, bringing milder air out of here. sunday approaching 50 and on monday, look how warm it'll get by the middle of next week. we'll talk more about that and the conditions for skiing this weekend, too. still no definite answer of the mysterious illness that forced an answer airlines plane back to london. journey yesterday when some passenger and crew suddenly became ill. the pilot decided to turn around and head back to london. one person on board says the mysterious illness was a very real situation. >> we're on the plane and about 2 1/2 hours into the plane ride, board. i didn't think too much of it because i've been on planes with sick passengers before but then there was a lot of commotion,
lights on and then announced that seven of the 13 flight attendants on board had either passed out or were too sick to fulfill their duties. >> passengers and crew members were evaluated by health officials but no one requested further medical attention. people are arrested for drugs all too often. way police couldn't believe one suspect was hiding his stash. .
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the. 1.7 billion-dollar casino project is moving forward with the blessing of the city of boston. mayor marty walsh is dropping all the lawsuits against the resort in exchange wynn resorts is giving boston $2 million a year for the next 15 years and spend more than $25 million on other casino-related projects . the deal struck between mayor walsh and developer steve wynn after months of back and forth battles.
saying in part, quote, wynn everett is the largest economic development project in the northeast. it will have huge economic benefits for our residents and for the commonwealth. governor charlie baker even chimed in during a news conference about massachusetts' economic development. >> i congratulate the mayor and i congratulate wynn development. i think it's really important for that element of this discussion to get resolved. >> the resort will sit along the border between everett and charlestown and not expected to open until 2018 at earliest. today the pentagon announced sweeping changes to its policies that affect service members looking to have families. 12 weeks full paid maternity leave is now standard across all service branches and perhaps the biggest change. that doubles the time given by the army, saves and marines but is below what the navy was already offering. some other changes include increased fraternity leave and expanded healthcare coverage for women who are trying to get pregnant. a new report is questioning
well-known charity for injured military veterans. the watch-dog group charity navigator says the wounded warrior project spends nearly 40% of its donations on overhead. in 2014 that was more than $120 million. some of the money 20 to lavish parties, five-star hotel rooms and business class travel. they say it helps serve more people and expand the organization faster. the first step in his ambitious plan to cure cancer. vice-president joe biden will be in charge of the white house cancer moon shot task force. the all hands on deck non-partisan campaign involves more than a dozen federal departments and agencies. the goals include more funding for research and treatment. better access to clinical trials and improving patient care while cutting bureaucratic red tape. there are some republicans who are pretty aggressive advocates for investing in
could lead to medical breakthroughs. the task force is made up of the heads of a wide variety of federal departments and agencies ranging from defense to commerce to the f.d.a. a local man held captive in iraq is talking about his release. >> an hour before i was released, you know definitely the most dangerous two hours and difficult time for me. >> up next, he talks about what he was accused of. >> and free tattoos for
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my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. join the fight to take back our government. a seabrook new hampshire tattoo shop is overwhelmed by people wanting tattoos of republican presidential candidate donald trump. he's a trump supporter and has pledged to do all the work for free. fox 25's kathryn burcham visit the his shop to see why so many are so eager to be permanently map marked. >> it all started out innocently, when interviewed by a newspaper reporter for a story about politics, the owner this tattoo shop jokingly said he liked donald trump so much he'd give out his tattoo for free.
follow. >> reporter: the ringing is instant and the appointment book at clay dragon tattoo... >> looking to get a quote, a portrait. >> reporter: is full. >> bob holmes is set to become a tattoo expert on donald trump. many times over. >> just enjoying it. you know, it's fun to do something like that. >> reporter: after holmes announced he would tattoo trump's name, slogan or face for free, he's been inundated with requests. sure he's losing some revenue but as a trump supporter, holmes considers it his duty. >> no matter what way of life you have, no matter what you do for a living, how can you not like donald trump? for the future this country, how can you not? >> reporter: holmes says the most popular request is trump's slogan, make america great again, but he's decided to try his hand at trump's portrait on a customer tomorrow. as a small business owner, holmes says he's drawn to trump's message on the economy. >> and i think he is going to
business, which that's what it is. if you don't think this country's a business, then you're naive. >> reporter: and although donald trump has previously said he doesn't approve of tattoos, holmes says the offer is open for trump to take a seat in his chair. >> anything he wants. easy. anything he wants. of course for donald... it would be free of charge. >> i did reach out to donald trump via twitter to ask what he thought about the tattoos. he has not yet responded but the shop is booked up forment next two weeks. in seabrook, i'm kathryn burcham, fox 25 news. massachusetts is working to end gender-base pay discrimination. today the state senate unanimously approved a bill that would require men and women to be paid the same for comparable work. the bill does allow for differences for things like seniority and level
of training. the bill will now go to the house. >> for the first time we are hearing from the hingham native free from iran.
this month after spending 40 days in custody. he was one of five americans freed in this part of the deal between iran and the u.s. but until now no one knew what he been accused of. >> i was accused of driving to overthrow the -- personally trying to overthrow the iranian government. i was accused of having access to bank accounts of millions of dollars and accused of knowing the locations of weapons
caches that had been placed around the country to prepare for my work. >> he says his last interrogation took place less than two hours before his release. tonight a dog has been reunited with his owner 43 days after running off into the woods when he got hit by a drunk driver in oren. this is chessy, his owner railed the town to help him search -- rallied the town to to help in the search for him, excuse me, but they never found a trace. then on sunday someone found him. he survived more than a month out in the bitter massachusetts winter.
of weight and his hip is badly injured from the crash. jesse is home and resting now but has a long road to recovery including months of rehab. >> one tough pup. well, a new england state considering
a different type of smoking ban. in connecticut lawmakers want to ban smoking in cars if there are children in the vehicle. supporters are calling it a public health issue. >> 4300 new smokers, children, each year -- start to smoke in connecticut. 4300. >> reporter: republican representative maureen is at the helm of the task force and says today's discussion was centered around enforcement, more education on the dangers of secondhand smoke and how to pay for smoking cessation programs. >> with the lack of what we spend on educating about this problem, we just -- we have to address it. >> she says this year the state is expected to spend $1.1 billion with half on smoking education.
prevention recommended about $32 million. >> we don't want to punish people with addiction. but we're also trying to keep children safe. >> reporter: a balance that even some of our constituents say won't be tease strike. i just think that the role of the government is not to regulate our personal lives to that extreme extent. >> i think it's a health issue because you have to look at the aspect when the kids get sick
from smoking or get as mark upper respiratory infections, that cost the taxpayers a lot of money as far as healthcare. the most powerful storm in the northeast in more than 60 years. that's how scientists are describing the blizzard that slammed d.c., baltimore, philly, and parts of south new england. a spokesperson says the storm affected nearly $1.3 million people with flakes falling from louisiana to maine. wow, a pretty big storm. it even reached here into
and tonight we're trying to make another one happen, the atmosphere is trying to. the clouds rolling in here now are from a front that's offshore that has this storm along it. that storm is becoming a nor easter out in the ocean and this will continue to push off towards the northeast but south of us and not become a big issue for us. to the north and west, there's a clipper system that's also pushing toward us. if it comes this way and scoops that storm up to the south, we'd have something to talk about. but that's not the case. instead going more into this direction. not digging down into the south and getting that storm. here's futurecast. there's a storm coming offshore. it's quite a ways out in the ocean. there are no showers reaching even cape cod at 8:00 in the morning. they're staying way out there in the ocean. snowshowers to our west, and snowshowers come in the
they'll be inconsequential, though. i'll talk about the threat for ice first thing in the morning. >> golden globe nominated actress kerry washington was in a parade selected to receive the honor and after today's parade the group is roasting and amy poehler last last year's woman of the year. well, barbies have a brand-new look. the combination of two years of work to bring the doll in line with more realistic body standards. mattel debuted the new doll this morning and now comes in three body shapes, tall barbie, petite barbie and curvey barbie. she comes with more diverse skin tones, as well. there are already calls to make a new ken doll, as well. one person taken away in cuffs following an fbi sting. new at 11:00, the heavy duty
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>> the celtics will be represented in the allstar game. isaiah thomas got the well-deserved nod tonight. it is his first allstar selection. thomas has been remarkable this year. 21 points a game, 9 assists, a total spark plug. he's now the lowest draft pick to ever make an allstar game and also now tied for the honor of being the shortest allstar in nba history. calvin murphy was also 5'9".
why boston probably likes him. >> i give it my all each and every day and think the fan base that i've been a part of people tend to fall in love with the way i play and when i got traded to boston, they said all the fans are going to love you. >> this afternoon, by aton manning asked about the nfl's investigation into his alleged hgh use and he says he welcome it is. he still thinks the report is garbage and also asked today about the meant to bill belichick that this could be his last rodeo. >> i don't know if it's been confirmed or not. what happens in private conversations on the 50-yard line, i mean, they just don't exist anymore. so no confirmation on that whatsoever. we are on to carolina.
calling the super bowl golden team. celebrating 50 years of super bowls and there's some debate about who was chosen to quarterback the team. joe montana. they went with montana over brady. the stat that jumped out at me, all four of brady's super bowl wins have included game-winning drives in the the fourth quarter. 11 tds, no interceptions. great argument to have at the bar. redsox unveiled if spring training uniform this afternoon to go in with the all red, not just the jerseys but the delight of many going into the red caps. that looked a lot like the 75 sox that one the al pen be an innocent. dave neb browse ski, bobby evans, bobby atkins and so is theo epstein. he weighed in with some thoughts on the final season of david ortiz. >> i'm really routing for him to put the cherry on top of the hall of fame career and go out
series and hopefully the cubs will be there, as well. i'm proud of his entire career and how he's conducted himself and everything that he's meant to this organization. he deserves the great year, personally, and to the club as a whole. >> we talked about manning montana, brady, another hall-of-famer coming up. dan marino in town today with butch stearns. that's straight ahead on the fox 25 news at 11. now at 11:00, the dangerous virus that cause serious birth defects in babies is now in massachusetts. the precautions you're being asked to take. >> a school bus crash sends 10 children to the hospital. tonight they talk with us as they're on their way home. >> rainshowers and snowshowers ahead. >> and reports of shots fired at a mayor's home. >> there has been a shooting reported ... >> reporter: the message from police to whoever's making these