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concern for years >> this is a fox25 stormtracker weather alert. >> julie: good morning, everyone, just about 4:30 on wednesday, march 2. i am julie grauert. >> daniel: i am daniel miller. two major breaking stories to get to. first, a weather alert to start us off this morning. meteorologist shiri spear in the fox25 stormtracker weather center. the downpours and strong winds are out here. >> shiri: these are sustained winds. not even the stronger gusts. sustained winds 30 miles per hour. nantucket, only 15 in boston. coming up from the south and that is carrying all this warm air into place. this is check of the warmer this is check of the stronger gusts. falmouth to 36 miles per hour. plymouth, 35. you guys are currently dry and looking cloudy. boston dry as well. norwood gusting 23 miles per hour. we have light rain that is moving back into place. this is the band of rain i am concerned about, although i don't see strong gusts in orange and barre and gardner,
substantial gusts as heavy rain moves into central massachusetts here in the next 15 minutes. 7 a.m., 50 degrees. gusts up to 50 miles per hour. by noon, 45. and drying up. and we cool down and stay gusty into the afternoon. i am going to break down what to plan around as you head home from work later on today coming up. over to jewel yule with live drive time traffic. >> reporter: shiri, leave a lot of space between the car and the and in front of you because roads are nice and wet. pike moving along fine. 95 at route 1, wide open. a live look from the pike. and reflection over. live drive times. 24 minutes on the pike from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 22 minutes on 128 southbound from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. a family on cape cod dealing with the death of 13-year-old boy this morning. the boy was hit and killed by a car on quinaquinsett ave in mashpee last night just before 8:30. he was rushed to cape cod hospital where he died.
is a 55-year-old man. that man stayed at the scene. you can see in the video the damage done to the front of his suburu. right now we don't know what caused the crash. we will be on the cape as the investigation moves forward. now to a devastating car crash at a popular pizza place. the scene at sweet tomatoes in newton as two people died and seven others were hurt. >> daniel: this morning we still don't know hot victims are. fox25's catherine parrotta is live in newton where the scene is still a mess at this hour. good morning, catherine. >> reporter: good morning, daniel. that is the scene there behind me. currently on washington street. want to move out of the way so you can look at that aftermath too. the building boarded up. some tape still surrounding that building well, which is on the corner of the street there. right now we don't know the names of the victims involved in this crash or the other people involved in the crash. we also don't know who the driver is or whether he will be charged. i do want to give you a look at this video. you can take a look at this.
suv from the building. the scene here was horrific and the time the timing could not have been worse. it happened after 6:00 last night. the height of rush hour and busy polling place nearby. police say the driver is down chestnut street and plowing right through sweet tomatoes pizza on washington street. middlesex da said the driver survived. seven people injured and two others were killed. the victims may have been customers at the restaurant. the mayor of newton saying this this. >> the first thing i want to do is send my thoughts and prayers out to the family of the victims and in this awful tragedy. >> reporter: we know four of the victims involved in this crash were taken to news newton crash were taken to news newton-wellesley hospital. the other three were taken to different hospitals. but this morning so many questions. we don't note circumstances leading up to this crash. we don't know the identities of those involved. so i have already reached out to the da's office. we are working to get answers
in the meantime, newton residents tell us they weren't all together surprised this was location of this crash. we will explain next half hour. live in newton, catherine parrotta, fox25 morning news. coming up on 4:34 this morning. donald trump and hildz are on clear tracks to become the presidential nominees of their parties. bate candidates won the super tuesday primaries in massachusetts. across the country, donald trump also picked up victory trump also picked up victories in six other states. they include vermont, virginia and four southern states. texas senator ted cruz won his home state neighboring oklahoma and overnight, alaska was called in his favor. florida senator marco rubio was the winner minnesota. for the democrats, hillary clinton won a total of seven states. vermont senator bernie sanders claimed victory in his home state as well as minnesota, oklahoma and colorado. julie record number voters turned out in massachusetts which, as which, as told you, is not a
super tuesday. hen then live in boston with how bay state voters shaped how the campaigns moved forward. michael? >> reporter: so many massachusetts voters turned out for this election because it meant so much this particular year, and bay staters are waiting to take on both sides of the aisle. we are here outside beacon hill not far from the secretary of the commonwealth's office. we have reached out to the secretary to confirm all those final tallies to see what the official impact was, but by my count of the results, bay staters are just shy of 1.8 million votes. around the same amount as the record-setting 2008. the vickers here, former secretary of state hillary clinton pulled out tight victory over vermont senator bernie sanders. only 20,000 votes separated those two democratic candidates. a record amount of voters cast ballots in the republican primary. about 100,000 more than back in '08. and donald trump won nearly
ohio governor john kasich finished a distant second with florida senator marco rubio behind kasich. clinton and trump took aim at each other in victory speeches delivered at each of their campaign headquarters in florida. >> we know we have got work to do, but that work -- that work is not to make america great again. america never stopped being great. we have to make america whole! >> she has been there for so long. i mean, if she haven't straightened it out by now, straightened it out by now, she is not going to straighten it out in the next four years. it will be worse and worse. she wants to make america whole again and i am trying to figure out what that is all about. making america great again is much better than making america whole again. >> reporter: increasingly likely those two will be your 2016 general election candidates.
say about massachusetts and what is to come? i am looking over these exit polling numbers again trying to see who voted for who and how things all shook out, and i will have that for you in just a bit. for now live in boston, michael henrich, fox25 news. this morning, some voters in massachusetts are supporting a petition to have a former president prosecuted by the attorney general. the online petition claims bill clinton broke state election laws by campaigning at polling places in new bedford and west roxbury yesterday. our cameras were there and we brought you live pictures as the former president shook hands with voters at both locations. he was in massachusetts to win support for his wife's presidential bid. fox25 checked with the secretary of state william galvin and he did not prevent anyone from votingo anyone from voting or did not hand out or post flyers within 150 feet of a polling place. stay with fox25 for continuing coverage all morning. we will have expert analysis about what voters made the difference on super tuesday,
coming up on 4:38 this morning, the mbta has 30 days to make some serious changes to improve safety in the wake of a runaway train incident on the red line. a new report from the state department of public utilities confirmed the conductor used a cord to hold the train's control switch in place. you can see it here in these new photos. fox25 broke the story in december when the conductor was under investigation. the conductor failed to use a hand brake that could have stopped the train. the report included safety improvement suggestions for the mbta. the state wants trains to have new camera systems to monitor inside cabs. they want the propulsion handles redesigned, and they want an emergency bypass switch inside the trains. this man is facing charges for robbing people in downtown boston at knifepoint. an officer on patrol was able to notify him because of the surveillance image. reported that two people were
knife in an area popular with tourists. hoe sell manuel lopez is charged with armed robbery and assault. two students test positive for mumps at harvard and this morning, the school is trying to figure out how many more people may have been exposed to the viral infection. the school tells us patients are students of the divinity school. there is a vaccine for mumps and colleges have strict rules that students need to be vaccinated before they take classes. experts from mass general tell us that the vaccine is not 100% effective. two students at a college in new hampshire tested positive for mumps over the weekend. the first case of a zika virus has been confirmed in new hampshire. the patient is an adult woman. she contacted the virus through sexual contact with a man who traveled to a zika-infected country. the virus is spread through mosquitoes and can be spread through sex. linked the virus to severe birth defects. the new hampshire woman is fully recovered and not pregnant. an astronaut comes back to
space. the capsule that carry him from the international space station floated down to earth last night. you can see here it par chuted through the -- parachuted through the crowds and landed in kazakhstan. you can watch as scott kelly pops up out of that capsule. you can see people helping him up before they take off his helmet and he breathes for the first time a breath of fresh air. once he is back in the states, nasa says they will put kelly through a series of tests and compare the results to his identical twin brothers to see what a long-term stay in space does to the human body. that is fascinating. >> julie: it is. i am looking forward to hearing the results. we check traffic and weather together every ten minutes. here is a look at those live drive times. nine minutes right now route 3 from 228 to rockland to the braintree split. shiri. >> shiri: pretty inconvenient timeline on the rain and wind. it will cause the worst travel conditions during the morning
seeing improvements as it moves out by 10 a.m. stays very blustery. the wind and rain next. sometimes what happens behind the microphone makes more news than the candidates. coming up new at 5:00, why so many people are talking about chris christie's facial expressions at the trump event. plus a local couple wants answers decades after their daughter died. alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago. chevy expects volt drivers to get over a thousand miles between fill ups.
meteorologist shiri spear here. it is 4:43, and we have got some really heavy rain from central into western massachusetts. anybody traveling along 495 up to about 128 and 95, the showers are pretty light as you leave the house right now, but check out some of this heavier rain now arriving new ipswich, peterborough, new hampshire, ashby, barre really in the thick of it. we have downpours now moving toward the worcester area. currently extending from rutland and webster. take you hour by hour through the incoming heavy rains coming up. the parents of a local teen killed in a hit-and-run 35 years ago still pleading for answers. the westford resident kathy mayer would have turned 50. she was 14 when she was hit and killed in front of his house on cold spring road while walking to a neighbor's house to babysit. her parents haven't moved since mayer died. they hope that someone will show up at their door and take responsibility.
can live with themselves, but that's a total what i call coward. >> daniel: police say there have been no solid leads since mayer's death in 1981. a massachusetts town is cooperate cooperating with the local investigation into a politician investigation into a politician. as we first reported yesterday on the fox25 morning news, state senator brian joyce is the target of the investigation. fox25 has learned it involves a 140 million project in easton. senator joyce was an attorney for the developer. the project received millions of state and local aid. the town is now being ordered to dig up everything they have related to joyce and that particular project. in a statement to station, they will fully comply with.same. the boston bruins have a few new faces in their locker room and the bs hope the changes will make a playoff run. they make their debut against calgary.
gets the bs on the board with blast from the slot. the flames tie the game in the third, but the bs strike back. does a better jonathan i do, but bergeron scores, the 24 but bergeron scores, the 24th goal of the season. a power play goal. so bruins win 2-1. the defending stanley cup champion the chicago blackhawks come to town tomorrow night. fox25 investigates tracking hundreds of injury crashes in massachusetts happening at 10 busy intersections around boston. we discovered bad drivers aren't the only problem. >> so many moving pieces. so many cars coming in so many directions. >> this intersection in brockton at pleasant and west streets have been ranked as the worst in the state based on crashes reported to mass dot. but fox25 investigates found that could be changing. tonight on fox25 news at 10:00, investigative reporter eric ramussen breaks down the top
is done about it. 4:47. right now volume is nice and light as you may imagine at this early hour. pike moving along fine. 93 south and route 1 looking good and they are wet. a few extra minutes for your commute today because wet roads commute today because wet roads, they always just worry me a little. a live look nothing is slowing you down in brighton. 12 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 23 minutes on 95 south from 495 to the leverett connector. 24 minutes on 128 southbound from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. in addition to the rain, meteorologist shiri spear tracking wind out there. >> so wind and rain our big concern. very few icy spots left out there. i still have a winter weather advisory into southern new hampshire. one thing for sure, that alert will end at 6 a.m. or be cancelled early. on and off heavy rain through 10:00 this morning. temperatures and the winds all peak this morning. and here you can see that cold front ushering that warmer air into place and also just this very moist air as well and that
heavy rain out there and time out the heaviest, steadiest rain. nashua, 5:06. marlborough at 5:10. lowell at 5:19. down into boston at 5:48. quincy at about just before 6:00 this morning. so it is zipping rain along. really going to be filling in the gaps in the next couple of hours. i want to point out by 7:00 this morning. we still have pockets of heavy rain out there but the problem is winds get stronger. we have gusts in particular, southeastern massachusetts. winds gusting to 50 miles per hour. don't be surprised to see some strong gusts on the order of 40 to 50 miles per hour in boston, worcester. map. we have those gusty showers coming on through. it is possible that we will see some wind damage as they do. noontime comes along. showers this morning, and i think these wind gusts are underdone.
from time to time. i am thinking a lot of 30-mile-per-hour gusts and 5 p.m., same deal. headed home from work. bring the sunglasses so you can use them later on this afternoon. as we head to the second half of the day it clears out nicely of the day it clears out nicely. real, real breezy. 49 degrees in boston. we are going to head into the 50s here. we have got a kind of breezy set-up now. no damaging winds. no heavy rains yet, but by 6 a.m., gusty showers, 50 degrees a.m., gusty showers, 50 degrees. we are going to industry that through 10:00 this morning and as the cold front comes through and drags away the showers, it will null that cooler air and boston drops to 44 degrees by noontime. drops down by 41. and then down to about 40 degrees. some like worcester at 35 getting ready for that heavy, heavy rain straight through 10:00 this morning. we get into the upper 40s here this morning, but temperatures come crashing down this afternoon. that is one of the locations
a flash freeze later this afternoon afternoon temperatures early afternoon before the cold air moves in. 41 in boston. 44 in norwood. 36 in worcester. 39 in manchester, new hampshire. a little weird to see afternoon temperatures but will cool down by noontime. temperatures tonight, teens and 20s for the days tomorrow. tons of sun out there, but temperatures 35 in boston. 38 in norwood. 34 in fitchburg and 32 in portsmouth, new hampshire. check out your seven-day forecast for the weekend always in view. stays blustery as we clear out this afternoon with the dropping temperatures waking up to the teens and a high of 34 tomorrow. breezy on friday. at 32 degrees. it will be cold enough to support a little bit of light snow across the board. notice the cape and islands the more likely areas to see accumulating snow. a lot to iron out with this one a lot to iron out with this one. not every forecast forecast. something to be aware of. flurries in your sunday forecast with highs near 40
back to you. people trying to get their cars fixed become witnesses to a crime. still ahead on the fox25 morning news, how they used tools in the body shop to stop a man and hold him until police rushed in. plus, keeping people from going gray. the secret scientists have just [ male announcer ] maybe you have a dentist you like. that's cool -- we're not here to break up a good thing. but not every dentist does everything the same way. need a crown? some dentists need two appointments and a couple weeks. others use cerec, technology that creates a high-quality crown
wants to open at the same location and open the bar and rename it to bull pen. it was forced to shut down after a mbta driver was shot and killed on thanksgiving. the bar's owner is petitioning the reopening to the boston licensing board. also new this morning, boston taxi drivers will get a relief from certain regulations relief from certain regulations. according to the herald, some drivers will no longer join groups. they charge fees and destroy where cabs go. if drivers are exempt they can save money and operate more on their own schedule. this comes as taxi companies are losing substantial business to companies like uber and lyft. the pwruls go into effect. parents in north carolina are suing their daughter's schools after the girls were told they couldn't wear pants. girls can wear skirts, skorts or jumper dresses. some parents say the times have changed and dress code should change as well. they are suing the school with the help of the american civil liberties union. the lawyer for the school says
carolina state law. volunteers in one new england hospital take on the role as cuddler. the program at connecticut children's neonatal intensive care unit brings in volunteers to cuddle the babies. the volunteers help the busy nurses that often have to care for several little ones at once for several little ones at once. one nurse said the volunteers make a difference. >> very comforting when they come in and shows that nurture come in and shows that nurturing touch, cuddling is all very important to babies of all ages. >> julie: there are 36 dudlers in the program and a waiting list of more than 50 people long of volunteers hoping to get in. 2015 was a big year for facebook founder mark zuckerberg. he had a daughter and made more money than most people with imagine. the banner year for zuckerberg allowed him to move up six spots to the number 6 richest person in the planet with $34 billion, according to forbes. bill gates is number one. warren buffett at number 3 and former new york mayor michael
bloomberg is number 8. seems most of us don't like the idea of driverless cars. a survey found 75% americans wouldn't feel safe in a self-driving vehicle. 68% said they would be okay with some self-driving system like automatic breaking and parking assist. >> julie: i like the parking assist idea. if you have problems sleeping the problem may be outside your house. research shows how much light we are exposed to. people that have lights shining into their bedroom generally didn't sleep as long as well. people get blackout curtains and masks if exposed to a lot of lights. scientists are one step closer of keeping researches from going gray. they found the gene for gray hair. they want to disable that gene having you to keep your natural hair color your whole life. today is the day we say dr. seuss, happy birthday. >> daniel: happy birthday.
credit for that rhyme. he passed away but his legacy lives on with national read across america day they created the day to honor use and encourage the kids to turn off the screens and pick up a book. at dog owner heard yelping and knew something was wrong. the incredible rescue video when strangers plunge into freezing water to grab a dog just holding on with two paws. we are following breaking news on the cape. a car hit and killed a
our first live report from t now at 5:00, on a weather alert. rain and wind. hour by hour through the morning commute. donald trump and hillary clinton claim victories in massachusetts. this morning, both are on track to the november ticket. >> i am a unify >> i am a unifier. once we get all of this finished i am going to go after one person.
>> what a super tuesday! >> sara: and where the campaign heads now and why the rest of the candidates aren't backing down just yet. plus, breaking news. a car slams into a restaurant during dinnertime. >> went everywhere. >> gene: the new overnight development and why neighbors tell us the area has been a concern for years. >> announcer: complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody. it is wednesday morning, march 2. we appreciate you being with us. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: and i am sara underwood. three big stories we are nothing morning plus there is rainy, windy weather to know about as you head out the door. meteorologist shiri spear in the fox25 storm tracker weather center with a timeline on the rain. >> shiri: we have this cold system that will be moving through today. a little bit of good news as far as the winter weather advisory. and goes through southwestern