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master resigned. we're continuing to dig through the findings and we'll have the very latest for you coming up on the fox 25 news at 6:00 p.m. for now outside boston latin, john monahan, fox 25 news. >> mark: sky fox over breaking news in upton where an animal rescue is happening right now. we spotted several firefighters and police crews near the home on school street. we just spoke with the mspca, they are on the scene removing dozens of cats that are in what they call rough shape. we've also learned the women who live at this house have cats in their home before. our crew on the ground is gathering details right now, an they are putting together a live report for our news at 6:00 p.m. >> vanessa: now to a story you will only see on fox 25. we just finished speaking to the woman bitten by a pit bull in salem and rushed to the hospital. malini basu broke this story last night at 10:00 p.m., and malini, tonight, that victim
apart. >> the reporter: mark and vanessa, here we are at the police department, that woman was doing what she did every day, taking her dog for a walk when two pit bulls came charging at her. here's what we can tell you. for the first time we're seeing them. julie, who is only going by her first name, tells fox 25 she was taking their 6-month-old rescue lab for a walk. all of a sudden, julie says two pit bulls jumped out of a car and went right after them. julie's right hand was nearly taken off. kirk was bitten on his chest and leg. now, all of this happened at 8:00 p.m., just around 8:00 p.m. last night on over street in salem. neighbors shared this cellphone video with us, julie was on the ground she was being helped by a neighbor. take a listen, here she is. >> they opened the car door and two dogs just charged and one went for the -- the gray one went for the back of my dog and
at me and shredded my hand. >> the reporter: so in this video right here, you can see the dog owners are trying to get control of the pit bulls. we tried to get a comment from them through social media and they weren't willing to make a comment. back out here live, again, at this hour, criminal charges are in the works. now, coming up at 6:00 p.m., we will have that full interview with julie, and also, we will tell you what animal control officers are doing about this. for now, we are live in salem, malini >> mark: it was a really close call for a local driver this afternoon with a long metal pipe smashed, right through their car. the story is still developing, as we work to get more details, it came right through the windshield of this s.u.v. in woburn. the fire department tweeted these pictures, saying the driver was "very lucky today." i'll say, we're on our way to woburn to track down that driver. today, investigators released the cause of this massive fire that swept through several homes in charlestown last week. nine families lost their homes.
discarded cigarette likely sparked the fire that went to six alarms on july 21. no one was seriously hurt. nine families lost their homes. >> vanessa: developing tonight, federal authorities have charged a washington, d.c. transit officer with aiding isis. it is the first time a u.s. police officer has been charge with this crime. fox 25's kerry kavanaugh has been following the developments in this arrest for us, and kerry, this officer had been on the investigation's radar. >> the reporter: yeah, vanessa, since 2010, because of a relationship he allegedly had guilty to supporting foreign terrorist organization, that's according to court documents. this right here is video of investigators, searching the fairfax, virginia, home of 36-year-old nicholas young. young, who worked for d.c.'s metro transit police appeared wednesday afternoon in u.s. district court, in alexandria. authorities say he was arrested earlier in the day at the metro transit police headquarters in washington. the affidavit revealed young traveled to libya twice in 2011, where he allegedly said he
oust dictator omar cajuns and q. >> it's surprising, but not surprising. he was just a quiet guy. you know. it's not surprising, because he was such a lonely guy, like he was quiet, he never interacted with anybody, you know, usually you, you know, say, hey to your neighbors, or you know, when you walk by, or -- >> we've seen the fifteen and u.s. attorneys across the country make announcements about and even convictions that they have won against individuals who have sought to support extremist organizations. and we're mindful of the risk. that is poses by homegrown -- posed by homegrown extremists. >> young had been with d.c. transit department since 2003. officials say young did not pose threats to the metro system. how investigators say he was using apps to communicate with terrorists. for now in the control room,
>> mark: hundreds of passengers are safe after a plane burst into flames when it crash landed in dubai. the dramatic images show the fire and thick smoke pouring from the plane. everyone on board the emirates airliner escaped alive. but one firefighter was killed battling the fire. a passenger said the cabin started filling with smoke as it was landing and they could see the plane on fire. >> the plane and the cabin was full of smoke. then immediately, they evacuated. the fire. >> vanessa: all lanes of route 20 in auburn are now open after a car crashed into a tractor-trailer this morning. sky fox over the scene, just before noon today. mass state police say the driver of an s.u.v. refused to stop when a trooper tried to pull the car over. the driver crashed into the tractor-trailer, when another trooper used a stinger to deflate the tires. the s.u.v. driver was taken to the hospital. the other driver was not hurt. tonight, a former catholic high
way as a teacher repeatedly raped her. 40 years later, she's suing. robert goulston live in framingham tonight with more on why the former student is coming forward now. >> the reporter: vanessa, the woman who was a teenager at the time says her teacher crossed the line inside her old high school in framingham and nobody did anything about it. >> the teachers knew, the kids knew, that's why i thought -- >> the reporter: we disguised her voice an we're not showing her papers. student using the name jane doe filed a lawsuit claiming her former teacher repeatedly raped her over a two year period, while the supervisors at the catholic school and boston archdioceses looked the other way. >> i believe the people that were outside of it, that were looking at it, that were supervising her, that should have done something. >> the reporter: the lay teacher who was in her 20's at the time, was jane doe's sex ed teacher and coach. the 14-year-old at the time was having trouble at home, and the
>> it was a means by which she was able to control jane and to engage her in sex acts for that period of time. >> the reporter: the student says the teacher gave her alcohol and marijuana. and let her drive her sports car and said it went on for two years before jane doe quit school and now, four decades later, figured out she was a victim. >> it takes a very long time to come to terms with victimization i think. >> the reporter: both the school and boston archdioceses telling us, because it i legal matter, they cannot comment. the school has been independent of the dioceses since 2004. jane doe says she's speaking out to help others. >> i just really am doing this, not particularly against her totally, but against the system that's allowing this. >> the reporter: we also reached out to the former teacher, who now lives down in north carolina, but we have not heard back. we are live in framingham, robert goulston, fox 25 news.
tomorrow, in everett, now that the state has given a final green light. wynn resorts received this construction permit and has already moved more than a dozen cranes to the site, at least 4,000 union construction workers will be hired for the job, making it the largest construction project in state history. it is scheduled to open in late 2018. second chance today for more than 200 convicted criminals. president obama commuted the sentences of 214 people serving federal sentences. now, that's the most in a single according to the white house, 67 of those given a second chance for serving life sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, none of the criminals are from massachusetts. >> vanessa: we've learned within the last 30 minutes, a norwegian citizen who traveled through boston has been arrested after police say he made violent threats against officers in maine. this has been developing all day in portland. police say a chain of emails was sent out this morning, threatening to shoot and kill officers.
time for more police to die. >> it did involve the use of assault weapons, and killing police officers. it's specifically killing portland police officers. >> vanessa: the man was taken into custody around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. portland police say he traveled through boston last tuesday with family members. he is now facing federal charges. >> mark: the first medical marijuana dispensary in boston opened to patients today, the seam day as two city councilors called for legalizing >> vanessa: the issue is top of mind as november's vote draws closer. >> the reporter: when doors opened at 1:00 p.m., about a dozen patients were standing outside, 21 mill street and one man i spoke with, told me that medical marijuana gave him his life back. richard pascual says he's lived with cron he can pain for years, taking oxycodone and fentanyl patches every few hours, but when a doctor prescribed him a medical marijuana card, he became more clear headed. for him, prescription pain
marijuana. >> they wouldn't mind having a pharmacy next to their house, that's what it is a pharmacy. boston city councilor tito jackson, along with city councilor michelle wo announced they are in favor of question 4, a question on november's ballot, which asks voters if they would like to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana, i don't believe is a gateway drug, and there's a cvs right up the street and you can go get it. >> the reporter: jackson says has suffered due to current laws and penalties around marijuana. >> when blacks and latinos are disproportionately incarcerated, it makes it harder for them to get jobs and increases the level of unemployment. >> the reporter: but not everyone supports legalizing marijuana. boston mayor marty walsh's press secretary sent us this statement from him. i've been a member of the recovery community for many years. i get calls from parents, terrified of what's happening to they are teenage child, who is using marijuana. that's who i'm thinking about
divisive, but for those who rely on medical marijuana, they're thankful this option is available. columbia care decided on this specific location, because it's near several f stops. that way, patients could take public transportation to get here. in boston, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> mark: saddening to the search for a missing north andover teenager. today, police found the body of a teenager in a wooded area in wilmington. the 18-year-old was last seen there on monday. foul play is not su a man wanted for beating people with a baseball bat has turned himself in. robert russell surrendered to police in manchester, new hampshire, last night. police say he assaulted three people, including a 16-year-old, in a house on west hancock street last friday. he appeared in court today, charged with three counts of first degree assault. >> vanessa: a local kennel owner is now under investigation after a dog died in her care. >> mark: just ahead, the city job she has now lost in the wake of the dog's death. >> kevin: an upgrade for the
moving toward mexico and the yucatan peninsula tonight. i'll show you the path of that storm and when some showers will affect our forecast. >> mark: plus, the new charges tonight against a man who once took hostages at a local hillary clinton campaign office. >> vanessa: and speaking of clinton, she is about to take the stage in colorado. here's a live look for you, and when she does, we will stream it
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with the law again. leeland iceberg appeared in court, one day after he robbed a citizens bank in manchester. police arrested him a short lime later and found a small amount of crack cocaine. he spent two years in jail for holding clinton staffers hostage and claiming to have a bomb which turned out to be a fake. >> vanessa: happening right now, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is about to speak to supporters at a rally in commerce city, colorado. to hear her speech, head to the meanwhile, clinton has seen a boost in the polls since last week's convention, and donald trump has stepped into controversy after controversy. but as joel waldman reports, the businessman says everything is just ok in his camp. >> the reporter: even while backing off his highly criticized feud with the parents of a muslim american war hero, donald trump is still managing to stick both feet in his mouth. first, by cracking a joke, when a vet came him his purple heart.
purple heart. this was much easier. >> the reporter: then throwing a crying baby out of his virginia rally yesterday. >> you can get the baby out of here. >> the reporter: and these public missteps are having a major effect at the polls. >> this has been about the most dreadful two weeks of a presidential candidate following his convention and all of it has been self-inflicted. >> the reporter: as republicans are backing away from trump, hillary clinton's most powerful supporters urging an outright g.o.p. mutiny. >> what does this say about your party? >> the reporter: trump's campaign, in turn, slamming street journal" reported the u.s. secretly ferried $400 million in cash to iran. we can't have four more years of accommodating and apologizing to our enemies or abandoning our friends. but the state department defending the payment, saying the money was part of a separate claim dating back some 40 years. >> it was their money, and the president said at the time, and we spoke to this at the time,
release, with the iran deal done, it made no sense for us to continue to drag out the complaint. >> the reporter: donald trump also inaugurationering the republican committee chairman, who is said to be furious over donald trump's refusal to endorse house speaker paul ryan and senator john mccain in the upcoming primary races. in washington, joel waldman, fox news. >> vanessa: also tonight, mike pence said he would endorse paul ryan. yesterday, donald trump also made news when he said he would not campaign for new hampshire senator kelly ayotte during reelection. to speak with the senator about the controversial move, but she was not available for comment. >> kevin: hope you're getting outside this evening. it's going to be gorgeous out there for sure. temperatures falling down to the 70's and 60's. very pleasant, dry conditions, to hint of a shower. just a few clouds dotting the sky. these are the temperatures right now, it's still 77 in boston and 80 in plymouth. in the 80's, met fro west right
you can't forget this concert. 78 degrees at 5:00 p.m., dropping down through the 70's. this is at the blue hill bank -- blue hills bank pavilion. boy, i have trouble saying that, right in southie on the waterfront. in the 60's when the concert is over. got you covered no matter what you're doing in and around the boston area. 59 in worcester. in the mid 50's to low 60's generally across the area. cooler temperatures off to the north and west. we tend to see that. we get in to the -- well, i don't want to say fall because it's still august, but we get into this part of the season, we start to see that pattern taking shape, where you're going to see the much cooler temperatures start to fall to the north and west. 79 boston by lunchtime tomorrow and 82 in bedford. you know we're warming up into the 80's everywhere tomorrow, except for some of the beaches. a bit of a sea breeze keep any the upper 70's here, like on cape cod, for instance, but most beaches will get up to at least 80 degrees or into the lower 80's while inland temperatures get into the mid and upper 80's tomorrow. it's not the warmest day of the week. friday and saturday will be that.
saturday has a little problem coming our way. we'll talk about that more in a moment. boston, 80 tomorrow. 86 framingham. 88 fitchburg. you see the hottest temperatures back here to the north and west and the cooler temperatures on cape cod and the islands with that sea breeze. now let's take it into friday. the morning is looking good for the zip trip. afternoon, we have plenty of sunshine. winds are coming in from the south. that will keep you cooler on the cape and islands for sure and maybe even cape ann too, but inland, warming up. the front to the north and west, starts to push toward us, going to arrive in to new england duri we're at 6:00 a.m. here now. and this starts to push across our area during the middle of the morning with some showers starting to break out and this is our latest update from the futurecast model data. watching last half-hour, it looks different now already, this happens every day, so i'm glad you stuck with us, but notice the showers and thunderstorms are continuing through the middle of the day and into the afternoon. that part hasn't changed. so saturday is the day for that. i wanted to update you on hurricane earl, it was tropical storm when we first started at
hurricane center sent an aircraft in there for reconnaissance data and found it has 80-mile-per-hour winds, which makes it a hurricane. minimal hurricane, but still 80-mile-per-hour winds, plenty strong to do damage. there's belize, yucatan, mexico and belize looks like the place where the center of the storm is going to go. remember, this part of the storm, the storm that's moving in the direction of the storm, that's where your strongest winds are going to be and storm surge, so right up against the coastal areas to, are going to get the wind and surf to kick up. possibly even storm surge, but the strongest winds come through belize later on tonight and you'll see that here, that pink area, 2:30 a.m., coming ashore, that's the center of the storm system making its away across mexico, honduras, belize, guatemala and then in to, looks like mexico proper, as opposed to the peninsula, but staying well south of the mainland u.s. that's certainly the takeaway from this and the good news that
rain here. we don't want the wind that comes along with it or the storm surge. getting up near 90 on friday. towns hit 90 plus on friday, particularly inland and there is the shower and thunderstorm threat coming through on saturday. i'm get more updates through this evening and keep you updated on that storm track for saturday afternoon. >> vanessa: well, welcome the first weekend of august with our zip trip on friday. we will be broadcasting live from norwood, massachusetts. we are proud to showcase local cities and towns that making living and working here so great. join us at 6:00 a.m. we'll be live at the norwood town common until 10:00 a.m. you can meet our team, grab some freebies and even get your picture taken in the photo booth. we'll see any norwood friday morning. >> mark: the fight to stop the zika virus from continuing to spread. the battle is brewing in washington. >> they left on a seven-week recess a day early. at the height of mosquito season. and it basically told the
>> mark: 15 minutes from now, we are sifting through what's true and what's not, about how much money in washington is really available to fight the virus. >> vanessa: and breaking right now, we are watching a pretty bad crash right now on 128 north in waltham. this is at the route 20 bridge, two lanes of the highway are blocked off right now, and fire and police work the scene. no word yet on any injuries, but we are starting to see slowdowns and backups in this area. we'll keep on this and bring you
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>> vanessa: a fall river teenager is dead after his dirt bike collided with the police car. the crash happened at the intersection of montaf and slate streets early this morning. police say the dirt bike rider didn't stop and hit a cruiser on the way to a call with its emergency lights on. the 19-year-old was taken to the hospital where he died. two officers inside the cruiser were treated for minor injuries. police registered and had no headlights. commuter rail riders can expect some weekend closures as the mbta embarks on a new federal safety project. starting next spring, crews will begin working on the $469 million mandate requiring all lines to include that control system that will keep trains from colliding in to one another at high speeds. the t plans to conduct installation work on two lines at a time beginning on the southern section of the system starting next april. >> mark: the new hampshire man is accused of sexually
nicholas beaudet appeared in court, facing two felony sexual assault charges. detectives arrested him yesterday after a nearly yearlong investigation. police say he assaulted the child last september in nashua and knew his victim. two men are behind bars tonight after a violent home invasion in laconia, new hampshire. police found chase ryan and zachary esteves in the basement of a home and arrested them. they are accused of holding robbery. a third plan is on the run. police also recovered a loaded gun. when firefighters get the call that a house is on fire, every second counts. >> it can be the difference between life and death. >> vanessa: ahead in the next half-hour, fox 25 investigates looks at how many departments across the state are meeting the national standard for responding to a fire. >> mark: plus, a veteran gets a knock on the door, and is told his house has been sold at an auction. the all too common situation that's taking the roof over his head.
>> mark: we continue to follow breaking news out of waltham. only the right two lanes of route 23 north are moving after this bad crash at the route 20 bridge. no word yet on any injuries, and since we first showed you these live sky fox pictures about ten minutes ago, 128 south has also slowed down, drivers are trying to see what happened on the other side of the highway.
trucks all on the scene as you can see right here. we'll update you on the crash as we get more information. >> vanessa: the owner of a local dog kennel is under investigation after police say a dog died while in her care. that woman is also an animal control officer in a nearby town. >> mark: fox 25's katherine burcham is live in east bridgewater and katherine, that woman's job is now in jeopardy. >> the reporter: yeah. annie brown has been serving as the town's animal control officer here on a contractual basis, but the chief says, that contract has been suspended in now, that dog's owner is claiming that brown left his dog alone for hours, suffering in agony from an illness from which she possibly could have survived. it's business as usual at annie's clean critters in whitman as detectives down the road are busy investigating what unfolded inside the kennel two weeks ago. the owner of this german shepherd told police he boarded
weekend to pick max up, he claims no one answered the door or the phone for hours. then, max's owner says owner annie brown told him max had just died of a condition known as stomach bloat. in a facebook post, max's owner wrote, i cannot live with the fact that not one person was there while my dog was in pain, dying in a small cage all alone. he also claims brown never apologized for max's death. but since, changes have been made here. employees postin social media, noting they aided a shade canopy to the outdoor kennel. dogs still greeted customers inside the business today, but brown was nowhere in sight. our request for comment about the allegations was met without response. brown not only owns the business, she's also the animal control officer in nearby east bridgewater. tonight, the police chief tells fox 25, they have suspended her
while the investigation against annie brown is preponderance of the evidencing, they are receiving -- pending, they are receiving support from animal control officers from nearby towns. katherine burcham, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: salem new hampshire police believe alcohol and speed may have been involved in the deadly motorcycle crash that happened on shadow lake road around 7:30 p.m. last night. leo martin lost control of his motorcycle and slid 200 feet before he hit a parked car. he was not wearing a helmet. the force of that crash through martin and his motorcycle into the air. police are still the exact cause of the crash. right now, police are trying to track down a man who may be responsible for a pair of robberies last night in billerica. the two incidents happened within minutes of each other, an they were right down the road from each other than. the first at a liquor store on salem road. we spoke with the man who lives across the street, and noticed something odd. >> well, he was running, and usually, if they're going to go to -- cars do park there, they'll just walk, talk, or whatever, but he just ran, got in the car, and i looked again,
like i said, i found that he did that. >> vanessa: around the same time, there was a call for a robbery at a convenience store on boston road, that's only about three miles from the first robbery. both robberies had similar suspect descriptions. >> mark: updating you now on the health of a massachusetts state senator. we have learned senator ken donnelly, who represents middlesex county had a brain tumor removed and is now resting comfortable live. on monday night, we told you that donnelly had been rushed to mass general. his family said they are overwhelmed with the love and support they have received. poli 90-year-old man who called to report a crime got himself in trouble as well. police say, nicholas solerno paid a woman $100 to perform a sex act at his dennis port home last month. he later called police to report she stole a necklace from him. when an officer told the man he would be charged with a crime as well, he told the officer, he didn't care because he's 90 years old. both pleaded not guilty in court. >> vanessa: to florida now, where standing water is being
the zika virus, a virus that sickened 15 people in win wood, florida, north of miami and when it comes to financially fighting this virus, republicans and democrats once again at odds on capitol hill. fox 25's george colli takes a closer look at the political battle for us tonight. >> the reporter: health officials are making strides in their fight against the zika virus, but an action by congress to fund their research could derail their efforts. the national institute of health said it's begun a phase one trial to test for a zika vaccine, but all available funding of this month. the. >> the bad news is, we already know that they will not be able to begin phase two testing, if congress doesn't act. >> the reporter: republicans are accusing the obama administration of holding back roughly half of the funding available to fight the virus. >> there's $300 million sitting there, waiting to be spent and the president prefuses to spend it. why? >> the reporter: it's not quite as simple as being able to go out and stroke a check for the money. you have to go through a process to make sure you spend the money wisely, that you're spending it
>> the reporter: hhs says 201 of the $374 million allocated to the domestic response for zika is already spent, to garner testing and research to develop a vaccine and mosquito control. kevin griffith says the $1.9 billion in emergency funding requested by the president remains the number public health experts believe is needed and they will need it by the end of august. >> that's going to impact whether we can move forward with vaccines and diagnostic tests that we need to make sure we democrats and some republican lawmakers are calling for congress to return from recess early to pass a zika funding bill. >> mark: developing tonight, the search for two buses continues after a bridge collapsed, plunging them into a raging river in india. as you can see, what's left of the bridge after flooding caused it to simply crumble away. it's believed there are no survivors. more than 160 people have died from severe flooding in india over the last several days. >> vanessa: flooding also being blamed for the deaths of
national park if india. more than 21 rare, one-horned rhinos were killed. rescuers were able to save more than 100 other animals. a forest officer at the park said the flood left-handed pitchers from this year's monsoon is much higher than it's been in previous years. >> mark: broken ground has been broken on the first private warning station. >> vanessa: the company chose the location near palm springs because of its proximity to multiple active fault lines. once installed, experts say, it will eliminate false alarms and get the word out quicker when an earthquake is detected. have here, we can actually declare an earthquake based on a single station, which means we're able to send out the warning that much faster. >> vanessa: eventually, they are hoping to grow their product, so individuals will get warnings sent to their homes, but it could be a while before that hams. and fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz, that technology could save mills of lives.
meteorological, that's when the earth is shaking around and we need that technology to detect when that's going to happen. we get earthquakes all the time in new england, they seem to be very tiny ones. so we have clouds that have popped up this afternoon. not a big concern, certainly. no showers out there. it's a beautiful evening. look at this. 77, boston. 82 bedford. 83 down 95 to norwood. even 80 in plymouth. 70 in nantucket, so getting cooler. showed you this a preliminary while ago. we keep cycling through the concert events for this evening, going down through the 70's this evening in boston and into the on the blue hills pavilion. really gorgeous place. a nice spot to see a show and a perfect evening for it for all of your plans. low temperatures tonight in the mid 50's and low 60's. wake up in the morning, it will be on the cooler side. it will be dry too. i'll show you how hot we'll be by the afternoon and updated timeline on the weekend showers. >> mark: two new traffic lights are confusing walkers and drivers alike. i noticed actually, when the -- they were counting down to the
>> vanessa: all new at 6:00 p.m., our crews went to quincy to see for themselves what's so give to understand about technology that's been around for decades. >> mark: numbers don't lie. how bad for business the self-scanners at the store appear to be. >> vanessa: but first, we're going to give you sobering looks at what happened after police saved a person overdosing on opioids. >> mark: now it's time to check out the roads with live drivetime traffic. sky fox left the scene crash on route 20 on the waltham bridge. the backup slowed things down. to the map, slow going on the expressway and both directions in and out of boston. we'll take a closer look right here. here are your live drive times. leverett connector, 495, 35
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porch. >> vanessa: seeing the fight against the opioid epidemic from the eyes of sturbridge police tweeted out this picture right after they saved someone from an overdose. the powerful picture shows two empty syringes on someone's dash. several police departments, hospitals and treatment centers on the south shore are joining forces to help people impacted by the opioid crisis. starting this month, they will host a monthly drop-in center at the new testament church in plymouth. officials will be on hand there to help addicts and their families. >> mark: new hampshire governor maggie hassan wants the head of the state police to take on a
commissioner of the department of safety. maggie hassan says it's experience in the narcotics investigations unit and leadership in the opioid crisis means he's ready to tackle public safety challenges. the executive council has to approve the nomination. the owner of boston's largest task company faces tax fraud charges and could spend more than two years in prison. he owns boston cab, he appeared in federal court on monday. prosecutors say he has agreed to pay more than $2 million in fines and penalties. his company owns about 20% all taxi medallions in the city. >> vanessa: a researcher at m.i.t. will share one of the country's largest awards in medicine. susan lee lundquist will share the albany center's prize in medical research with two other researchers regarding their work with alzheimer's disease. they will be awarded the $500,000 prize next month. new at 5:00 p.m., a flower that smells like rot flesh is attracting hundreds of visitors in the nation's capitol here. we took a look at the so-called
u.s. botanical garden in washington, d.c. that foul odor attracts bugs to pollinate the flower. but the stench wasn't as strong as they were expecting. peaks bloom for the flower started yesterday and ends today. >> kevin: disappointed because it didn't sting enough. clouds popping up over the area this afternoon, but really, nothing to them. just beautiful evening for all of your plans, but i'm already looking ahead to the weekend and when some showers will arrive. >> mark: when a firere the difference between life and death. >> it can be the difference between a fatal fire and, you know, a rescue, and getting the fire out with minimal damage. >> mark: next at 5:00 p.m., fox 25 investigates takes a look at how departments around the
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(man) what i love most about tempur-pedic mattresses is that they contour to your body. it keeps us comfortable and asleep at night. can i take a nap now? (vo) change your sleep, change your life, >> mark: fox 25 investigation uncovers that a third of massachusetts fire departments are failing to meet national standards in response times.
now and blair, firefighters tell you seconds could be the different between life and death. they certainly could and we got this data from every department in the state to find out what's behind the slower response times. it can come down to a matter of minutes or even seconds. >> it can be the difference between life and death. >> the reporter: here at the natick fire department, there are four stations that serve 32,000 people and the average response time here is below the national standard of 6 1/2 minutes. chief richard white factors, including distance and the number of fire stations. >> the difference between a fatal fire and, you know, a rescue and getting a fire out with minimal damage. >> it can be that serious? >> absolutely. >> the reporter: fox 25 investigates found through an open records request, that last year, more than a third of massachusetts fire departments reported average response times higher than the national standard. 46 of those response times
14, 15 minute response times, i would strongly suggest they ask the question -- what would we have to do to close that response time? >> the reporter: kenneth with the national fire protection agency sales at 10 minutes, a fire can be devastating. >> at that benchmark, the entire room explodes into flames, there is no breathable air, and anybody who is in that space has little chance of >> mark: coming up tonight at 10:00 p.m., we head to a department with one of the longest response times in our area. we also found that some agencies are not reporting accurate response times to the department of fire services. we get answers from the state on why there are so many inconsistent numbers. ock? >> mark: if you have a tip you would like fox 25 investigates to look into, email us at fox 25 investigates at fox25boston.com or call 1-877-fox 25 news. >> vanessa: the alabama board of
bomber, thomas blanton. the former kkk member is one of three men convicted in the 1963 bombing. of the 16th street baptist church where four little girls were killed. blanton was convicted 15 years ago and is serving a life sentence. additionally, the board voted not to allow blanton another chance for parole for five more years. more arm officers are hitting the streets in england as the threat of isis and another terror group continues to rise in europe. london's police chief says he's increasing pole another attack. however, most officers still do not carry guns around the clock. and the chief is defending his decision. >> we still argue that we are relatively safe. we've not seen a successful attack in this country for around three years. >> vanessa: police say the best way to help prevent attacks is for people to report suspicious activity. >> mark: new at 5:00 p.m., check this out. this is what the future of buses just might look like. it's an elevated bus that
traffic congestion. this is just a prototype. it will be 70 feet long, carry up to 300 passengers. one of these elevated buses could eliminate up to 40 conventional buses. today's test was on a straight nearly 1,000-foot track to test brake and power usage. >> kevin: a lot of sunshine out there for your evening plans. beautiful shot of boston, the fluffy clouds, none of which have any showers attached to nice to see the sun back in full force for a whole day after some gray weather we've had lately. this is going to continue for another couple days too. temperatures out there in the 80's, metro west, 70's right at the coastline, but 80's in plymouth. 70's in cape cod. james taylor at fenway park tonight, don't you know and if you have tickets, or you're going to be hanging around the park, want to hear it from outside the walls, you can do it. temperatures 76 at 6:00 p.m. by the end of the show, 60's at fenway. plan ahead, if you're not already there, bring a jacket
cool. if 60 seems cool with you, bring a jacket with you. futurecast shows all the sunshine we have out there this evening, staying clear overnight. you're waking up to sunshine first thing in the morning. you'll stick with that sunshine all day long. yeah, there will be a couple clouds that pop up just like today, but overall, a beautiful day coming up. fast forward into friday and check this out. some fog starts to form on cape cod, but overall, we are clear again and even that is going to burn off. be back to a mostly sunny, if not totally sunny day on friday. so, here's some more details of both golf time temperatures in the morning, 59, so the average low temperature is about that tomorrow. going to be in the mid and even low 50's north and west of worcester. around 60 into the low 60's for boston and out to cape cod. then 68 by 8:00 p.m. 77 already by late morning. 10:00 a.m., 77 degrees, so you know we're getting warm tomorrow afternoon. here you go, to the west, 87, arlington to watertown tomorrow at the coast, 84 in quincy. 80 in boston, northward to maldin. cape cod and the south shore, it
duxbury and marshfield, but 80's inland to hanover. on cape cod, temperatures will be in the 70's, generally all the way across barnstable county. out on martha's vineyard, edgartown at 74 degrees. hottest temperatures in merrimack valley, 88 in nashua. 80 in cape ann tomorrow. beautiful everywhere. but that comes with this tradeoff. the pollen levels going up, the next three days. it looks like by this weekend, saturday into sunday, it will drop a t, on by, and i'm inclined to want to flip that as well, with the rainshowers coming saturday t will likely be lower, then pop back up on sunday. beach forecast looks good. sunshine all day tomorrow, hampton beach, 83. wollaston at 84. so we've got the sunshine in there for friday, but look what happens friday night. a front to our northwest is pushing toward us. that's going to bring some showers hand thunderstorms in to northern new england, first thing in morning saturday and
and as that front drags its way on through, some showers start to develop in southern new england. that's what we'll be dealing with on saturday. the risk of a shower or thunderstorm. now this is a little less fine tuned, as we get closer and the models become more fine tuned, so it's not going to be as widespread as you're seeing here's but scattered showers and thunderstorms erupt across the area throughout the middle of the day on saturday, plan accordingly. this is hurricane earl moving toward belize, tracking that tonight and by the time we're be very close to making landfall. getting to 90 on friday in many towns especially away from the coastline. on average, upper 80's, but low 90's. saturday, cooler because of the clouds, increased threat of showers and thunderstorms and as the new timeline comes in this evening, new computer model data, i'll update that situation for you. >> vanessa: an emergency at the boston red cross, with record low blood donations coming in this summer and we're doing our part at fox 25 to change that. we hosted a blood drive in our
see donations go down during the summer months. >> people are less available to donate this time, or people are on vacation, they're away from home, that means here not making as many appointments as we see throughout the year, so that's resulted in a critical shortage. >> vanessa: and you don't have to go to a donation center to help. just log on to the red cross web site, type in your zip code and a list of blood drives near you will pop right up. >> mark: great job today. we are working on all new stories for fox 25 at 6:00 p.m. including a local woman her hand when pit bulls charged and attacked. >> the reporter: a woman was walking her dog and they got attacked by two pit bulls. tonight, we had show you what happened to the lab and that dog owner. >> mark: also ahead, a new traffic signal is supposed to make a really busy intersection safer, but instead, it's causing some chai oles. nobody seems to know how it works. we'll cheer up the confusion. and a dozen of cats being
four hundred million dollars. that's how much charter schools will drain from massachusetts public schools this year. four hundred million siphoned from local districts that desperately need it. four hundred million that won't fund more science and technology, arts or preschool, four hundred million unavailable to the ninety-six percent of students who don't attend charter schools. let's improve public schools for all students, not just a select few.
, new. >> vanessa: new at 5:00 p.m., self-checkout lines at grocery stores may be bad for business. a new study looked at one million audits worldwide and found businesses were losing three times the amount of products from self-checkout lanes compared to traditional lanes. the study could not determine whether the loss was from people intentionally stealing or just from innocent mistakes. google is getting ready to deliver goods with drones. the white house confirming google's project wing will start testing soon. the administration on board saying, it hopes drones will be able to fly problem-free before the end of the year. amazon is also working on drone deliver. >> it's going to start doing testing soon in great britain isis claimed responsibility. >> mark: an 87-year-old who served his country with honor could lose his home as a victim of identity theft. this is joe grooms from billings, montana, a korean war veteran. a man showed up at his house and told him his loan was foreclosed because of nonpayment.
days to get out, but joe says, this can't be true. he says, he's no dead beat. >> i worked in the navy and i made my own living all my life. i never lived off anybody else. >> mark: joe contacted a state senator who has opened an investigation. >> vanessa: a new report says students and staff both buys ad episodes in boston's premiere high school, which comes the head master their job. >> mark: fox 25 news at 6:00 p.m. starts right now. >> the reporter: now at 6:00 p.m., a woman out for a walk with her dog with two bill pulse attacked. >> the owner nearly lost her hand and the lab can barely move on its own. tonight for the first time, you will hear from the heartbroken dog owner. >> mark: also, boston latin school under fire again.
boston's most prestigious public schools. plus, the careless mistake that ignited this million dollar massive fire in one of boston's oldest neighborhoods. >> mark: sending mixed signals. the reason a new traffic light at one busy intersection is causing a lot of confusion. >> vanessa: first at 6:00 p.m., dozens of cats being removed from a home here in upton. the in rough shape. on its scene, we've learned two women who lived there, they have done this before. good evening everyone, i'm vanessa welch. >> mark: i'm mark ockerbloom. police, firefighters, mspca workers have been going in and out of this home on school street for hours. fox 25's jackie heinrich joins us by phone and these two sisters were caught in this same situation years ago. >> the reporter: that's right, mark and vanessa. we've been hearing from neighbors, not only has this issue been persisting for a
similar incident at another home in the past and it's been a real problem for their neighbors. just about three weeks ago, they tell me that mspca was here, evaluating the situation, trying to determine, if there's a healthy amount of cats in this house and this came to their attention after neighbors circulated a petition complaining about a strong odor of ammonia, a urine smell, and dozens and dozens of cats, feral cats roaming the neighborhood, to the traps in several neighbors' backyards trying to control the situation. over time the situation has not improved, resulting in the removal today. we've been watching mspca workers go in to the home in full haz-mat suits with breathing gear on, there's about a dozen of them on scene and they're bringing out crate after crate of animals. i overheard some of the conversations between the mspca workers, saying they're trying