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a run. >> the reporter: curt schilling says he's a conservative, but in deep blue massachusetts, i asked him, does he a chance? i asked him all about it. i caught up with world series champ curt schilling in brighton and asked him if he's serious about a run for u.s. senate. >> i would tell you right now, i would run, i'm not sure if i will, so we'll see. >> the reporter: schilling is eyeing the seat held by senator elizabeth warren. >> why senator warren's position? >> because i think she represents all the things that we need to get out of took a swipe at warren's unsubstantiated claims of native american ancestry while working at a high paying harvard teaching gig. she had listed herself as a minority in a directory, but never use it had to gain career advantage. >> to me, she is a hypocrite, she wants free education, that's the same system she milked for $300,000 a year, taking advantage of a government incentive for the american indians that she claims to be,
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government and took advantage. the government came to me, that's a big difference. >> the reporter: schilling says he's taking ownership of the failure of his gaming business, 38 studios. rhode island offered a $75 million financing package, two years later, the company went bankrupt, hundreds lost jobs and taxpayers were left on the hook. what do you say to that? >> the company at the end of the day, i failed to raise the final money to get that company to launch. that will always be on me. i can't change that. i put over $50 million of my own money in government of rhode island came to me. i didn't go to them. i didn't go to massachusetts, contrary to what everybody says. >> the reporter: if he runs, he tells me his decisions will be based on two factors -- his family and can he win. >> i'm not going to run in a race i have no chance to win. i wouldn't run if i didn't think so. hop he is to god. >> the reporter: schilling hasn't set up to a timetable just yet. i asked him were taxpayers ought to trust him with tax dollars if he does become a candidate.
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that report. good get. developing tonight, convicted boston mobster, james "whitey" bulger has asked you united states supreme court to hear his appeal of his racketeering convictions and playing a role in 11 murders. the first u.s. circuit court of appeals upheld bulger's 2013 convictions in march. the 86-year-old is serving a life sentence. when reached by fox 25, bulger's attorney, hank brennon, didn't want to comments on the filing. we are gathering reaction for fox 25 news at 6:30 p.m. >> mark: we continue to track developing news out of redding. mess. as we first showed you at 4:00 p.m., this tree crashed through a redding home on county road after the homeowner had just returned home. fox 25's kerry kavanaugh is live in redding, where we are hearing from that homeowner for the first time about her close call. kerry. >> the reporter: ock, timing serving, the homeownerrer told us this afternoon. as you can see from the fire truck behind me, the he cleanup here continues. but interestingly, the homeowners said they weren't surprised when the tree came crashing down. they say they've been very
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was pretty breezy out here. >> it was -- oh, no. oh no. >> the reporter: joan's reaction when she heard this tree in front of her home being cracking. seconds lighter, it was on -- later, it was on top of her redding home. >> i have to get the cat and dog out of the house. i peeked in the bedroom where the tree went through and could see daylight. the tree went through a home and into a spare bedroom. joan had just returned from a bike ride when she heard the crashing and the crash. the double tree split in half. the other half i had been coming down the hill ten seconds later on my bike, i would have gotten hit. >> we just noticed it's been spreading more and more and i think actually the drought conditions have something to do with it. there was the exact same type of tree fell up the street about two weeks ago. >> the reporter: joan's husband mark says he wasn't surprised when his wife called with the news. just grateful no one was hurt. >> just the building, the building can be repaired. >> the reporter: so they're
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cleanup here continues, power was knocked out, because the wires came down for a few hours today, but they were able to restore that. now, joan's husband just happens to work or the dpw in the town of air, and says he has noticed all the dry conditions given the work he does. kerry kavanaugh, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: investigators continue to pour through hundreds of tips, looking for any leads that could help them find vanessa marcotte's killer. the 27-year-old was killed ten days ago in princeton. her body found less than a mile from her mother's home after she went out for a run. he in westminster. police have interviewed hundreds of sex offenders in the towns and communities that surround princeton. this is the number to call with that information. hundreds of people have already called with possible tips. all calls are anonymous. >> mark: a break in the storms today. take a live look over the city of boston right now. check it out. beautiful. skies are blue and puffy white clouds. the dry air, that's the big deal. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is here as well.
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more rain on the way tomorrow. >> the reporter: mark ockerbloom waxing poetic. we're down to 81. bedford, 70 atlanta. norwood, 82. it's just pleasant. very low humidity, it's a gorgeous evening. want to play some golf, go for it. how about this, 80 degrees dropping down through the 70's, under mostly clear skies and clearly the sun won't be out at 10:00 p.m. there should be a clear sky as well. 75, unless you're in the north pole, it won't be out at 10:00 p.m. there's plenty of sunshine out there to mix with the clouds. thunderstorms, two batches. two separate storms, one here in the mid-atlantic an one here cutting through the great lakes out of canada. that's a weak front, that's going to come through new england tomorrow, most of the activity will go to our north from there. most of the activity from this is going to our south. we'll split the uprights. we'll talk por about the forecast, how this will impact your weather for the events tomorrow, including concerts and football games just ahead. >> mark: day three in the trial of a nashua new hampshire mother accused of beating her young daughter to death. today the defendant's former
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she blames the toddler's death on him. >> the reporter: the defense says he has a temper, used drugs and can't be trusted. katlyn marin broke down in tears as michael riviera took the stand. he testified marin attacked her daughter brielle more than once. and rivera details how she severely beat the toddler, the night before she died. >> threw gabrielle into the dresser, got started -- banging her head on the floor. repeatedly. and then gave her a kick, and brielle was unconscious. >> the reporter: rivera said he then told marin to call 911 and left the house, because he was in violation of his bail conditions. the trial continues in of the morning, it's expected to go another seven days. in the control room, jason law,
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2-year-old girl in new hampshire is under investigation tonight. an ambulance rushed to the home on lyndon street in somersworth on monday morning, for a 911 call. they found the girl unresponsive. they were not able to save her. an autopsy was performed yesterday, but there are more tests that need to be done to figure out exactly how she died. the girl's name has not been released. >> mark: three people including a young girl are in the hospital after getting hit by a car in roxbury. police say they were waiting to cross blue hill avenue last night when a driver lost control and ran right into them. driver got confused right before the crash. the victims were a 10-year-old girl, her 40-year-old father and a 22-year-old friend who was in a wheelchair. right now, the driver is not facing any charges. police are investigating a deadly stabbing in east boston. it happened on the sidewalk in front of a home on paris street before 7:00 a.m. this morning. this is video from the scene around 9:00 p.m. you can see, detectives still gathering evidence. police say a man in his 20's got into some kind of fight and was stabbed multiple times. he died at the hospital.
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to that house before. >> this house is a problem for us, i spoke again, the sergeant on scene, there have been multiple calls now, for various issues, and some drug activity. >> mark: police have not made any arrests or released information about a suspect. >> vanessa: a salem man will remain behind bars after being accused of attacking his friends's ex-girlfriend. 39-year-old peter turkey athletes. he is a coach at lowell's sulphuric vaughn middle school. prosecutors say he threw the roubaix at a student because he blamed the teen for losing a
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happened. >> vanessa: fighter jets intercepted a plane over martha's vineyard this weekend. the small cessna 172 entered restricted airspace over the vineyard sunday. norad and the coast guard were sent to escort the pilot. we are now working to find out if that person has been charged with a crime. developing tonight, a brazilian judge ordered police so to seize the passports of two american swimmers, including gold medalist ryan lochte. e rio while the claims of being robbed at gunpoint are being investigated. one problem, an attorney for lochte says he's already back in the u.s. >> mark: after seeing his poll numbers take a nose dive in resents weeks, republican presidential nominee donald trump is shaking up his campaign leadership, as trump is expanding his base by appealing to african-americans.
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failed and betrayed the african-american community. >> the reporter: just days after riots broke out in milwaukee following the shooting of an armed black man at the hands of a police officer, republican presidential nominee donald trump held a rally in nearby west bend, declaring himself the law and order candidate. >> hillary clinton backed policies are responsible for the problems in the inner cities today, and a vote for her is a vote for another generation of opportunities. >> the reporter: trump's appearance in wisconsin comes amid falling poll numbers, and coincided with the announcement of a major campaign shakeup. pollster kelly ann conway has been promoted to campaign manager, while steven bannon, the co-founder of bright bart news was named the campaign's chief executive. according to the campaign statement, paul, who took over trump's campaign following the
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will stay on. >> there continue to be stories about paul's involvement with putinnesque factions in eastern europe, so he's a problem. >> the reporter: the agency turning over a heavily redacted summary of an interview they conducted with the democratic presidential nominee last month. trump is expected to receiv first intelligence briefing today. clinton's camp is remaining mum on when she will start getting the same briefings. in washington, lauren blanchard, fox news. >> vanessa: an offduty firefighter in the right place at the right time. >> mark: coming up at 5:30 p.m., how his timing made a difference in a local cyclist's life after he was hit by a pickup truck. >> kevin: showers and thunderstorms impacting our area. plus a look at our newest
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adopt after their son died in 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, counseling, or smaller class sizes. 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,
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and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good. only fios can. >> vanessa: let's check out the road now with our live drivetime traffic on this wednesday. a live look at the mass pike in brie tone and traffic looking pretty good out there. a little slow heading west from the alston-brighton tolls. it does clear up as you make your way to 128. we have a report of a rollover on route 2 in harvard. this is happening in the area of route 110, traffic is pretty
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accident. if this is a route you plan to travel, plan for extra time or maybe find an alternate route. let's put up the live drive times for you now. the leverett connector, 495, 35 minutes. o'neill tunnel to the split, 28 minutes and the ted williams tunnel to the weston tolls, 19 minutes. new at 5:00 p.m. tonight, turning tragedy into hope. a danvers family lost their 2-year-old adopted son to a drowning accident in their own backyard. now, less than two weeks after his death, the family has launched help other families with the cost of adopting their own children. >> mark: fox 25's crystal haynes is in danvers and you sat down with a close friend of the family about this effort. >> the reporter: they started a gofundme page in the hopes of raising $50,000 to give to one family to help them with the cost of an adoption service, but they're not going to just stop there. they have a full-fledged nonprofit in the works, called griffin's gift, and they want to
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developing tonight, the investigation into a toddler's death. >> you can't even put it into words. you can't imagine something more traumatic. >> minutes before sitting down to dinner about his family, 2-year-old griffin fell into his backyard pool in danvers and died. the tragic accident, now the inspiration for a nonprofit. >> in the wake of what they've been going through, this is something, this is a gift that can go on forever to kind of keep his memory alive, as well families. >> the reporter: family friend max smith was called into help nicole and nathan lamar start griffin's gift, aimed at helping families with the cost of adoption. grinch was adopted into the lamar family as a baby. the youngest of three kids. >> the love thatse they felt whn they adopted grinch was equal to their two -- was equal to their two daughters and in some way, more special because of how much work and how much work went into getting him. adoption can cost tens of
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the couple had to wait two years before getting griffin. they hope the money raised through grinch's gift will be just that -- the gift of a precious child to another family. >> it's not going to really change what they're going through, but to know that something good came out of this and to be able to pass on something that was so meaningful to other people, i think over time will become something incredibly rewarding for them. >>he is costly and coming up at 6:45 p.m., we break down all the costs around trying to bring a child into their forever home. for now, reporting in danvers, crystal haynes, fox 25 news. >> mark: scenes of utter devastation are greeting people who are returning to their homes as the food waters recede in indiana. 11 people have died from some of the worst flooding to ever hit the state. more than 40,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed, shelters and hotels are overflowing with
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rescued since 40. 40 -- since friday. >> it's like my subdivision was in a bowl, everything around us was flooding. >> it was pretty scary, because we didn't know how high the waters were going to rise. >> mark: federal response is continuing to ramp up. more than 60,000 people have signed up for fema assistance so far and the red cross has mobilized 1,000 volunteers. >> kevin: water temperatures almost 70 d doesn't get too much warmer in new england during the middle of summer, but this is the time of the year when the water heats up into the 70's typically with when it makes it there in september. nantucket sound and rhode island, 70's. on land, upper 70's to low 80's and so pleasant. low humidity, a comfortable evening, just a few clouds drifting overhead, but trouble does lurk in two places, one in the great lakes, a weak front heading towards new england. most of that activity will go to our north.
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the threat of severe weather and severe weather happening here in virginia. most of this activity, not all of it, will go to our south. we'll be right in between the two. it doesn't mean a couple of these showers can't escape into our area during the morning hours first from the southern stream system, notice it's mostly clear tonight. a couple of green blotches showing up here in the futurecast data. that's a high resolution computer model saying there's a risk of a shower down in here, which is different than what it was when we first started talking at 4:00 p.m. all of that green was way up in when we talked about that and the computer model is listening, pushing it farther to the south. there is a small risk of a shower along the south coast of new england tomorrow morning. talk about the afternoon stuff if a moment. low temperatures overnight in the 60's. a couple of upper 50's in southern vermont and southwest new hampshire. but most of you will be in the 60's hand comfortable tonight. in case you didn't believe me, just saw it twice. lunch time temperatures, generally in the 80's tomorrow afternoon at lunchtime. so it's going to be another warm day. the humidity is manageable.
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showers can pop up in the warm air during the afternoon, but it's just a small chance and very few showers around. don't cancel any of your plans for tomorrow afternoon or evening based on a shower threat for sure. any bigger storms will stay back here to the west and a lot of that activity stays to our north and west, so generally going to be a dry day tomorrow, with just the small plans for a shower or thunderstorm to pop up with that front pushing toward new england. so if you're going to the beach, looks nice. seacoast at 88 degrees. sunshine mixing with the cod and even if you are getting a shower, don't give up on the beach. that will pass on by fairly quickly and certainly your afternoon looks very niles. 84 in sandwich. falmouth, 83. 77 for you in nantucket, where you would have the best chance of seeing any showers the farther south you go. then to the north and e some towns will hit 90. lawrence to 91. cooler at the water, rockport with a wind off of the water, going to be 80 degrees, but boston up near 90 degrees as well. fenway park, important for the
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gillette stadium in the 80's dropping to the 70's and taking out the threat of showers for the game between the patriots and bears, that preseason game tomorrow evening. seven-day forecast, dries us out into the weekend. if you don't get a shower or storm tomorrow and it is a 30% chance, fairly small, you aren't going to get any until monday. monday, a soaking rain potentially to move on in with a tropical connection to that rain, but not the tropical storm. that is fiona, i'm putting together a track of fiona and analyzing the best chance it has of hitting here on the share that information coming up next hour. >> vanessa: we'll see you soon. a stormy night lit up the new york skyline in spectacular fashion. a photographer snapped these electrifying shots from across the hudson river. he captured some pretty impressive shots of lightning striking some of new york's skyscrapers. >> mark: he didn't wear his suit and tie, but justin timberlake did make an appearance the request from a new england father that made his daughter's big day extra special. >> vanessa: up next, a scare at
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rescue crews were
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>> vanessa: more than 500 passengers were rescued from a cruise ship off the northern coast of puerto rico after
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aboard the caribbean fantasy while it was between puerto rico and the dominican republic. that ship was able to dock safely. no word on the calls. nine miners were killed in china half a fire broke out, trapping them underground. it happened if a limestone mine in northwest china on monday. their bodies were pulled from the mine this more than. another three rescuers fainted during the ordeal and did not survive. it's not clear what caused the fire. >> mark: to the summer games, silver medal for floor exercise yesterday and people here are pumped up for her. i'll say. from the stands in rio to the gym in burlington, aly's gym. the girls watching were between the ages 10 an 17 and some have been training with aly for ten years. several said they can't wait for her to get back and give her a
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right? state just blowing away the competition at the summer competition this year, with almost 40 medals more than second place great britain. 28 gold, 30 silver, 20 bronze for a dominant u.s.a. performance so far in brazil. >> vanessa: before you have pay the medical bill, you may have want to make a few phone calls. >> mark: the big mistake one woman caught that saved her from disc out hundreds of dollars. >> vanessa: plus, a baby found home alone. the unscheduled visit that led to a probation action to save her life. >> mark: police say the one thing that may have guess what i just did? built a sandcastle? ha, no, i switched to geico and got more. more? 24/7 access online, on the phone or with the geico app. that is more. go get some mud... all that "more" has to be why they're the second-largest auto insurer.
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>> vanessa: now at 5:30 p.m., waltham police plan to charge the driver of a pickup truck who struck a cyclist, launching him into the air. >> mark: kerry kavanaugh spoke to police about one thing that may have saved this cyclist's life. the cyclist was heading eastbound, the driver was coming tupelo road and right here is where the accidents happened. police say the cyclist was wearing a helmet, but an offduty firefighter, timing is everything, was the first on the scene and he was able to help this man. waltham police say the cyclist's helmet created this giant crack in the windshield. >> he was down on the ground, i immediately called 911, he was in a fetal position, you could see one of his legs were broken, he was semi conscious.
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but thankfully, someone else had already stopped, and was helping the man on the ground. >> there was an offduty firefighter that stopped to help him. >> he stopped and rendered aid to the victim on the ground. >> the reporter: the order for ulm duty firefighter was able to stop -- the offduty firefighter was able to stop some of the bleeding. witnesses say it appears the driver was trying to beat the traffic to make a left-hand turn from tupelo road on to when he struck the cyclist. they say that cyclist flew into the air and was as high as the stop sign. the driver will face charges. had the cyclist not been wearing a helmet, he likely would have died at the scene. >> definitely safe him from more head injury than he already sustained. >> the reporter: he was in pretty bad shape. >> people who live around here say despite the 30-mile-per-hour speed limit, it's often the drivers are going maybe double that. tupelo road, a popular cut-through for those trying to
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kerry kavanaugh, fox 25 news. >> mark: breezy, warm and humid day today. here's a live look at the zakim bridge an we are getting a break in the storms. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is here now and kevin, we're dry now, but showers expected to return tomorrow. >> kevin: there's a chance for some, mark. i'm not expecting widespread showers tomorrow. i don't want anybody to cancel your plans for tomorrow, based on a shower threat. 85 in boston for a high temperature today. not so bad with the humidity dropping as the day sticky out there. 81 boston, 70's metro west and worcester county and the outer cape. 80's mid cape. hyannis at 81 degrees. satellite-radar shows the clouds drifting over the area and two batches of storms on the great lakes in canada and one to our south. this is the severe weather being produced by that storm system, including here in virginia, where there are warnings right now, for severe thunderstorms to cut across. that system to our south is going to try to push some clouds on in here in the morning and
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especially and even the chance for a little bit of rain. remember, i told you this updates every hour. still updates it to produce a little bit more shower activity, so more coverage, but still, along the coast, only, not the islands. don't give up hope for the beaches if you have a shower first thing in the morning. these will blow on by. we'll take you through the afternoon and talk about some events going on tomorrow evening as well as look ahead to evening. >> mark: a probation officer is getting credit tonight for saving a 5-week-old baby who was left home alone. the probation last month, when she heard the baby screaming inside. jason law is here now and that officer says she knew she had to act fast. >> the reporter: investigators say the baby was found alone in a dirty diaper in a hot house with the air conditioning shut o. police say the mother admitted to leaving the baby home alone for more than four hours. >> i got to her apartment, and i immediately heard the baby crying. >> the reporter: judy hall is a probation officer with the
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she makes scheduled and unscheduled visits to troubled homes all the time. >> i continued to knock, i knocked harder. >> the reporter: the visit to stephanie's home was unscheduled. someone filed a complaint against the 19-year-old mother, so hall was checking in. but that day, she couldn't get anyone to open the door. she began to panic. >> that's when i decided to call 911, because i could just hear him the whole time in background, screaming. >> the reporter: hall called police and once the officer got there, he removed the a.c. unit to get inside the to get to that baby. >> he was in his crib, he was, you know, crying, he was hot, his body was hot, and i just picked him up and he stopped crying. >> police say desilva eventually came home, according to the report, she told officers, she went to get some food and then admitted, i'm not sure how long i've been gone. i mean, it's just sad. he's like five weeks old. >> the reporter: ann mcdonald is the county's assistant chief
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666 kids in the court system, considered care and protection cases. mcdonald says officers will often remove a child because unsafe or dangerous conditions, but she says to find a baby completely abandoned is an extremely rare case. >> i don't think in my history, i've been achieve -- assistant chief and p.o. for 20 years and i never heard of a baby left in a home. >> >> the reporter: desilva is charmed with reckless endangerments of a child and due ck jason law, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: the other than are of a boston cab company pleads guilty on federal tax charges. edward worked out a plea deal, which he will may more than $2 million in fines. prosecutors will seek a prison term of at least two years, followed by 12 months of supervised release. he was charged with payroll tax evasion, employing illegal immigrants, as well as nailing to pay overtime wages. >> mark: an everett police officer is on unpaid leave after investigators say he assaulted his wife, who is seven months
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officer michael moore's wife claims he hit her in the face and then kicked her in the stomach on sunday. moore has been on the force for three years. he is facing several charges, including assault and battery on a pregnant woman. moore is being held without bail until his next court appearance. >> vanessa: a car goes offer the road, the driver accused of drunk driving, and the passengers arrested for assaulting a police officer. canton police sent out these pictures of the crash on mechanics street last night. you can see the car almost went into a home. as officers were investigating, passenger got into a fight with someone from that crowd, then fought with the officers. a third person will also be brought to court for assault and battery. a couple returns home and finds a man inside, going through their belongings. it happened in seakonk yesterday afternoon. police say the robber assaulted the husband and threatened his wife with a knife before running out of the couple's home with possessions. a seakonk police officer saw the suspect get into a car with
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man, the robbers got out and ran into the woods and both men eventually arrested. >> mark: systems are piling on the water restrictions. attleboro is banning the use all lawn sprinklers starting on friday morning. the mayor blamed the lack of rain and low levels in the city's water reservoirs. the ban brings attleboro more in line with other cities in the area, filling swimming pools is also banned. a month old baby is alive tonight, thanks to this man you see here in the center. earlier this month, yarmouth 911 dispatcher christopher ruel received a frantic call from the cousin of a baby who was not breathing. he instructed the husband on how to give cpr, and five compressions later, came the welcome sound of the baby crying. he was awarded the department's achievement metal. how about that. >> vanessa: great job. >> mark: great job. did his job, but over and above as we know. >> vanessa: sure did. >> mark: when it ends like that, it is tremendous. he never lost his love for new england, even while he was a
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frank salemme remained a member of the new england patriots, even after he left the area. >> mark: a massive wildfire forcing tens of thousands of residents from their home. the new fire causing problems for more people in california. >> vanessa: and nearly two dozen cats removed from a local home. an update on the cleanup and the decision on what to do with this property. >> mark: now time to check out the roads. live drivetime traffic. sky fox over route 128 rollover, as you can see right here. only the right lane is getting by, while crews are on the scene. expect delays both directions on 128 in this area as people go by and take a look from the other area. traffic slow on 128 south to the pike in canton. then it clears once you get past there. live drive times, tobin bridge, 128, 38 minutes. same time from the o'neill tunnel to the split.
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mom: i'm a mom, not a millionaire. i can give permission... i can give hugs... but i can't give millions of dollars to a campaign. narrator: but that's the way to get kelly ayotte's attention. corporate special interests like the koch brothers have spent millions helping ayotte's campaign and she voted with them 90% of the time -- supporting tax breaks that help millionaires and oil companies. mom: in washington, kelly ayotte listens to too many millionaires... and not enough moms. narrator: women vote is responsible for
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>> vanessa: new at 5:00 p.m., 19 cats have been taken out of an upton house that was condemned earlier this month. this is the third time cats have been removed from the home on school street. the mspca made sure they foundnd all the cats hiding in the home. the cats have been taken to animal shelters, where they will be cared for before finding new homes. >> whole foods employee is suing
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a refugee says during the time he worked there, his so-called workers, co-workers, rather, called him anti-muslim names, and would say he was going to blow up the store. sadiq claims he told management about the harassment six times, but nothing was done to stop it. he says this resulted in him suffering from emotional distress. whole foods released a statement denying the allegations. >> vanessa: the father of a 10-year-old boy killed on the world's tallest water slide is hoping something like that never happens again. statement today, thanking people for supporting his family. since their son died earlier this month, he also said he hopes the investigation will provide some answers about what happened and will also lead to changes in safety procedures at all amusement parks. >> mark: federal authorities believe that an iranian refugee who lived in new england for years, later went overseas and fought for isis, according to court documents unsealed earlier this week. he fled iran and started living in maine back in 2009.
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investigators believe he made his way to the middle east and died in lebanon last year after joining up with isis. senator from maine says this is an example of why the u.s. needs to do a better job of screening its refugees. >> we should also prioritize the refugees that we are admitting, so that we are focusing on widows, on children, on seniors who are far l a threat. >> mark: investigators are trying to gain access to two of fazelli's gmail account, hoping they may give a picture of his journey and who he may have had contact with. >> kevin: a couple showers out there to our west. great lakes and back here through the mid-atlantic. how they'll impact our forecast tomorrow. and how the weekend is looking beyond that. >> vanessa: a woman receives a big medical bill, but come to find out, she doesn't owe a dime. up next at 5:00 p.m., the hoops
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mom: i'm a mom, not a millionaire. i can give permission... i can give hugs... but i can't give millions of dollars to a campaign. vo: but that's the way to get kelly ayotte's attention. corporate special interests like the koch brothers have spent millions helping ayotte's campaign and she voted with them 90% of the time - supporting tax breaks that help millionaires and oil companies. mom: in washington, kelly ayotte listens to too many millionaires and not enough moms.
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>> vanessa: more than 80,000 residents have been evacuated in northern california after a massive wildfire north of san francisco. now, another fire is also causing problems for residents in the los angeles area. this one is affecting thousands of homes in san bernardino, as well as other communities east of l.a. the fire so far spans more than 40 square miles, but las vegas, which is about 200 miles away, is feeling the effects. fi there to be aware of any problems with smoke and air pollution. new at 5:00 p.m., firefighters are battling more than flames as they tackle massive fires like the ones in california. drones are causing issues for firefighters taking on flames from the sky. the f.a.a. and u.s. forest service have sent warning letters to drone operators, asking them to ground their aircraft to avoid collisions with firefighters in the air. firefighters have had to suspend their own air operations 13 times this year, because of
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nevada claimed the life of a vermont man who had committed his life to fighting fires. 26-year-old hot shot firefighter justin bebe died on saturday, but his family said he died doing what he loved. >> it was about saving people's lives and saving property and that's what he was about and that's what he wanted to be remembered for. >> mark: along with near 400 other personnel, justify continue was fighting the strawberry fire that started in >> vanessa: new at 5:00 p.m., one woman also paid more than $1,000 in medical expenses that she didn't actually owe. >> mark: consumer adviser clark howard explains the extra step she took that kept the many in her wallet. >> the reporter: walker is serious about the details especially when it comes to paying her bills and after a series of medical procedures and a hospital stay, there were plenty of those, but phyllis is covered. >> i have ar supplemental
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this bill, for $1,260, seemed odd to her. i decided that i would -- the insurance company after she researched the claim said no, you don't owe this, we have paid the amount in full. >> the reporter: armed with the facts, phyllis called the hospital back and eventually, they agreed, she didn't owe the money, but then -- >> i received another bill. >> the reporter: again, mutual of omaha told her they'd already paid of the hospital and the while phyllis is thankful she caught the mistake, she is worried others may not. >> i am afraid that especially in situations where small amounts are due, senior citizens will be inclined to write a check when the service provider has already been paid. >> the reporter: you've got to be your own advocate. if you have find that too difficult, hire one. you can look for a patient
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the bill line by line, around they will save you a fortune. they get a portion of what they save you, but let me tell you, it's worth it. i'm clark howard. >> kevin: into the 80's today, a few towns flirting with 90 degrees. look at chatham, 89 degrees. don't talk much about you, but you're there. 89. 83 fetch burg. new bedford, 88. but with less humidity as day progressed and this evening is pleasant out there. down to 81 in boston. 81 in hyannis and 83 in plymouth. a few clouds floating by, but it's just a pretty evening, isn't it? those clouds have no rain with them. the rain is back here. it's in the great lakes and it's southward in the mid-atlantic. these are actually some severe storms that have been popping up. severe thunderstorm warnings in different portions of virginia right now and a watch up to washington, d.c. it looks like, does not include the baltimore area right now and that's good news for the red sox playing their game.
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all the way out here. i tweeted about it, talked about it. this is fiona. tropical storm fiona. you saw how far we had to fly into the atlantic to see this. and fiona has winds of 40 miles per hour. that's the pressure, which is not very low and the track would take fiona off to the northwest and here are some of the different days and their miles per hour forecast. up to 50 miles per hour, but still, the u.s. coastline still not in site by monday. not a threat to the u.s. i've been looking at all the will be like, what the jet stream looks like early next week and unless the storm slows down and waits for a front to go on past and for another ridge of high pressure, there's just not a path for it to make it to the east coast of the u.s. that's certainly good news. things can change, we know that, they can slow down, they can veer to a different path, so we'll watch the tropical system, but right now, doesn't seem to be a threat at all. and forming on the same day hurricane bob formed back in 1991. and for those kids who don't
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here in southern new england. way back in 1991, 25 years ago. this rainshower activity associated with the severe weather coming through the mid-atlantic. it's going to clip southernmost new england tomorrow. the coastal areas, and especially for you in the vineyard and nantucket, be aware, there will be showers early on tomorrow. a good chance for them anyway. temperature in boston tonight, slipping from 80, going through the 70's and dropping to about 69 first thing in the morning. with the clouds in the south drifting on in, but no rainshowers. temperatures by lunch tomorrow, right back in to the 80's, al future was shows some showers popping up to our west tomorrow, along with a small chance of a couple closer to boston. i'm discounting those. i just don't think it's going to be a big deal tomorrow. i am not concerned about that shower threat. temperatures in the 80's tomorrow afternoon, for highs, but getting up to around 90 degrees in many locations, particularly for you in the merrimack valley tomorrow afternoon. so if you're going tots beach, good idea, 88 hampton beach. wollaston, 90 degrees tomorrow afternoon. yep, one more degree. here's your seven-day forecast, takes you into the upcoming
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the small threat is in there tomorrow. i'm thinking about taking it out altogether. keep it in the back of your mind. i'll see the newest data this evening and make a determination on that. don't cancel your plans no matter what for any showers tomorrow for the patriots an for billy joel. >> mark: doesn't take a scientist to know, july was hot, bruski scientists are confirming july's heat was record breaking. nasa says it was the warmest july in fact on the planet in 136 years. it was also the tenth consecutive month that set a new monthly high temperature record. now, that streak started july was also warmer than any other month on record. >> vanessa: we are looking ahead to zip trip friday. this week, the fox 25 morning news is going to boston's north end. shiri underwood and a few special guests from the fox 25 family will all be there. they were be at christopher columbus waterfront park at the intersection of atlantic avenue and richmond streets. it all gets started at 6:00 a.m. on friday and we hope to see you there. dorchester native mark wahlberg may be a big name in hollywood,
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his identity. he claims people are constantly confusing him with matt damon. wahlberg told extra, people always say they love him in the borne identity. he says damon gets the same thing too and they both just laugh it off. well, justin timberlake, he's known as a grammy award winner, but now known as a wedding crasher. justin timberlake dropped by for a surprise appearance at a wedding in new hampshire this past weekends. he was actually eating lunch near the venue when the bride's father justin timberlake snapped a quick photo with the newlily we hads and offered them a quick congratulations. tonight, only fox 25 walks the crime scene with a former police keefe and investigator. what they are looking for to
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fight to the supreme court. hear from the attorney who filed bulger's appeal and we catch up with families who say his his cold hearted killings changed their lives forever. plus, when delta's computers went down last week, it created chaos across the country. passengers were stranded, flights delayed and it took days to get everything back to normal. the new push by a local lawmaker to protect passengers. 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 n't fund more science and technology, arts or preschool, counseling, or smaller class sizes. 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. vote no on question 2. fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan.
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td bank's new intern, bart, is one of those robots from an other bank, we're training him to bank human. uh-uh, bart? the clock stated 11:35 pm, but they are still working. the clock is fine. our live customer service is available all night, and all day for that matter. he's learning. at td bank we do things differently, like live customer service 24/7. bart: hello? hello!
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>> vanessa: some new research shows around 50 children visit emergency rooms every day, because of accidents doctors estimate more than 40% of those visits include children who are treated for brain injuries, including concussions. a majority of these injuries were in children younger than 1-year-old, who fell from a stroller when it tipped over. researchers say the best way to avoid these injuries is to make sure your children are properly strapped in. >> mark: the way we think of cars could change in less than five years. ford has announced that the company plans to release driverless cars and have them operate in a ride hailing
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company's chief executive says the new vehicles will be radically different than those on the road right now. the driverless cars would have no steering wheel and no cast or brake pedal. >> vanessa: the c.d.c. said back in june, there was no evidence the nasal flu vaccine works but now a canadian company is saying the opposite s. they found both were equally effective in preventing the flu. health officials say many underlying factors may have impacted the different are getting a facelift. the fast-food giant will be adding activity trackers to the meals, hoping to get kids to be more active. the trackers will be able to show the number of steps they're taking an how much activity they're getting over the course of a day. trackers will be included with the meals only for a limited time. >> mark: a son in the united kingdom is sharing his commitment to alzheimer's awareness with the help of his dad. ? every moment today ?
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? let me show you the way ? >> mark: simon mcdermott and his father ted, who has alzheimer's, have been posting karaoke style videos on youtube to raise money for alzheimer's society and say the organization has helped them through a challenging time and they want to give back and they have. simon and his dad have raised almost $74,000 since june. mystery in princeton. >> the reporter: ten days after a woman jogger was murdered in these woods, we're getting a new look at the crime scene. why an expert says this was the perfect spot for vanessa marcotte's killer to lie in wait. >> he's supposed to be locked up for life for his reign of terror and his cold blooded killings, but white bulge is not going down without a fight. who now decides of the boston gangster's future.
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massachusetts's senior senator. >> he is an incredible hypocrite. >> mark: only fox 25 asked the former red sox pitcher if he really thinks he could beat elizabeth warren. >> kevin: we get a break with beautiful weather. i'm already tracking our next round of showers and storms. when those will arrive. >> the reporter: you think you can win. >> i wouldn't run if i didn't think so. >> vanessa: first at 6:00 p.m., ready to run. schilling telling fox 25, he's seriously considering a run for u.s. senate and wants to unseat elizabeth warren. hello everyone, i'm vanessa welch. >> mark: i'm mark ockerbloom. only fox 25's political reporter sharman sachetti caught up with schilling and he believes he has a shot. he says if the sox can -- >> the reporter: curt schilling says he doesn't care about the odds and cited the win in 86
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chance. how are you? when i caught up with former red sox ace curt schilling in brighton, i asked him if he's serious about a potential bid for u.s. senate. >> i would tell you right now, i would run. i'm not sure if i will. so we'll see. i'm not going to run in a race that i have no chance to win. >> do you think you could win? >> i wouldn't run if i didn't think so. he says his family will have the final say on whether he's run for warren's position. position. >> because she represents all the things we need to get out of the governments. >> the reporter: he took aim at her unsubstantiated claims of being an american indian while at harvard. >> she wants free education. that's the same system she milked for $300,000 a year, taking advantage of a government incentive for the american indians that she claims to be, you know, she went to the government and took advantage. the government came to me. that's a big difference.

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