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first at 11:00 an 11-year-old boy is in the hospital after getting shot. police say he and his friend were inside an abington home when the gun went. on tonight investigators call it a tragic accident. hello everyone i'm mark ockerbloom. >> and i'm vanessa welch. this was breaking news on fox 25 news at 6:00. new at 10:00 we have learned that grief counsellors will be at the boy's school tomorrow morning. let's get right out to fox 25's ted daniel as investigators try to determine exactly what happened. ted? >> reporter: vanessa and mark, tonight investigators are back at the home where the shooting happened. they arrived about an hour ago and they have been photographing inside and collecting evidence. as for that 11-year-old boy he's in a boston hospital tonight in intensive care. >> reporter: beverly mccollough still shaken by what she witnessed this afternoon at the home right next to hers.
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ambulance he was crying real hard. >> reporter: a chilling sight following what investigators describe as a tragic accident it happened a little before 4:00 from skyfox you can see two bicycles in the driveway. >> was it a rifle or handgun? >> at this point it's a handgun. but we're going to investigate. >> reporter: d.a. tim cruz tells fox 25 two 11-year-old boys were playing with the hanged gun when it went off striking one of the boys in the face. crews declined to say if the boy mistakenly shot himself or if his friend accidentally pulled the trigger. >> it's early at this point i would say it's fair to say we believe there was not intentionally somebody did not try to intentionally hurt somebody. >> reporter: cruz says he's unaware if any adults were in the home when the shooting happened. according to neighbors one of the boy's involved in the shooting lives in the home
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the same street. >> certainly a serious situation. it's a tragic situation. >> i just don't think there should be guns around anywhere where a kid can get them. they have to be locked up somewhere so they can't get them and reach for them. >> reporter: we don't know who that gun belonged to but abington police say it is legally owned. the 11-year-old boy we're told is in stable condition. evening i just checked again before we came on the air a spokesperson for the d.a.'s office says there has been no change. he remains in stable condition. reporting live in abington tonight. ted daniel, fox 25 news. >>. tropical storm hermine is swirling around florida. kevin lemanowicz you are tracking rain in our area right now? >> right now.
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center on the track that could impact our weekend. here are the showers out there may be impacting your town right now. brook lining seeing some of that framingham right here along the pike seeing what looks like a little steadier shower coming on through. same with you over in hollis ton we'll slide back here to worcester county there's the city of worcester millbury in a slightly heavier shower and doubtless you are getting some of that as well. so there are some show west. widen up the view and you will see that. here's that front cutting across our area. we'll talk more about that tonight but now it's on the move but it will be slow to go by. overnight tonight increased risk of showers right through the morning drive. meteorologist sherry spir will be guiding us through those into the afternoon too. i'll be dealing with some more showers coming on by before we see any clearing. we'll talk more about that i'll keep that timeline updated but then we'll tackle the tropics and
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the labor day weekend. >> be sure to stick with fox 25 on air and on-line we have an entire page dedicated to tropical storm coverage. tonight there are extra police patrols in shirley after a woman told police a suspicious man approached her while she was out jogging alone. shirley is just 25 minute's way from princeton where vanessa marcotte was murdered. tonight police are on edge because her killer and still out there. jacqui heinrich is live in shirley. women are arming themselves? >> reporter: -- women out there are arming themselves? >> reporter: that's right. they say pepper spray has been flying off the shelves since vanessa's murder two. stores close to here are soldout right now and after yesterday's scary situation on hazen road even more joggers are turning to protection. >> made everyone in the community quite nervous. >> reporter: people who live
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that's also what they said when a young woman was murdered while jogging just 25 minutes away from princeton after what the victim described to police as an attempted abduction on tuesday the police and community members aren't taking any chances. warning residents to be on high alert for an older green van. >> so there was -- and, we had a heightened sense of awareness and concern given the situation that happened in princeton. >> reporter: and sporting people informing themselves they're arming themselves. joggers especially with pepper spray. sales up about 60% at the army barracks since princeton. >> there has been an increased use of a brand that has an armband it on for joggers. that sales has increased as well and endefensively the handheld ones not the ones you would put in a bag they want it on their person and ready. >> people who live in
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something terrible happens. >> here we go again, it's just crazy. >> reporter: now police are working with that jogger to get a sketch out of what that man possibly looks like. three also warning people to be on the lookout for a green van possibly a dodge and possibly with a partial massachusetts license plate including the numbers 930. they're also asking folks in nearby areas if you see anything give them a call here in shirley. for now live jacqui heinrich, fox 25 news. >> had some people doing a double take. a fox 25 viewer sent us these pictures taken today. we reached out to boston animal control who told us the drought may be to blame here when less food and water wild animals are being forced to look in new areas. officials recommend people keep an eye on small dogs and young children while outside. >> reporter:. as you know by now donald trump wants to build
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today trump had a surprise last minute meeting with mexico's president and tonight all the talk is about who would pay for that wall. standing next to mexican president donald trump said the u.s. has the right to build the wall he's proposed along the nation's southern border. trump said the wall was discussed during their private meeting but they didn't talk about who would pay for it. >> we did discuss the wall we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. >> later on twitter president pena said they did discuss who would pay and he said it wouldn't be mexico. both described the discussion as direct and open acknowledging areas where they disagree. the hastily arranged meeting the result of an invitation to both u.s. presidential candidates last week. trump's invitation and acceptance somewhat of a surprise with mexico, immigration and worried about policies frequent targets of trump's on the trail. >> we're going to build a great wall. the wall is going to be paid for by mexico.
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former mexican president fox called the invitation a mistake and while hillary clinton didn't name trump during a speech in ohio it was clear who she was talking about. >> it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours. >> reporter: while calling the conversation constructive. president pena made it clear his priority is to protect mexicans everywhere including in the >> they are people of good twhail respect families, they respect life in the community, and they are respective of the law. as such, mexicans deserve everybody's respect. >> reporter: right now trump is speaking in phoenix. his goal is to clarify his policies on immigration and you our borders. we'll have that for you all new tonight at 11:00. >> hillary clinton seized on the trip to mexico as the latest example.
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>> you don't build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon. >> clinton spoke to the american legion national conference in cincinnati. she's trying to build a bridge to voters who may not like her. she urged her critics to look beyond party loyalty in this high stakes election. trump is set to address the convention tomorrow. happening tomorrow as well vice presidential candidate tim kaine is stopping in new hampshire campaigning in doverla, coneia, manchester and in additionia. this is the first has been to new hampshire. be sure to say with us for your election coverage. fox 25 will be covering kaine's stop tomorrow. as the race for the white house heats up we have an entire section on our website dedicated to both candidates and their policies. it's all on fox 25 police officers are about to learn how to enforce the state's new transgender rights law.
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to use bathrooms or locker rooming that correspondent with their identity. tomorrow mara healy is expected to outline how this will be enforced but tonight she gave us some insight into how the guidelines came together. >> when members of the business community and others to put together guidance that is practical and how they can solve a lot. >> we will update you on our newscast tomorrow evening. >> college students are moving in this week and for one group move-i morning. it started at a home in alston. 11 people forced out several college students who had just moved in. investigators tell fox 25 the home is meant to be two units but has been illegally split up further by the landlord. fire inspectors plan to cite the snroold this is classic example of landlords not paying attention. >> investigators plan to meet with that owner tomorrow morning. they told us they haven't had any issues with this
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face a number of citations. as for the fire crews say it started in a ceiling fan. two beaches on the cape have reopened they closed briefly this afternoon because of shark sightings. coast guard beach in east ham were shut down for about an hour. a expert on plane reported seeing four sharks just 300 yards off the coast. and an alert was sent out on the app that tell us people about sightings, beach closures and allows you to submit reports of your own. we have a link to that app for u a drug overdose has first attention of first responders and lawmakers. ahead and all new at 10:00 the special vigil to remember the son, daughters, brothers and sisters who lost their lives to addiction. plus, it is a story you will see only on fox 25. how the alert to a local police department putting hundreds of citizens at risk for identity theft. first a hotel shuttle crashes near logan airport killing two people. next at 10:00 we're learning
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norman: that's a lot of vitamins there, harold. harold: oh, i'm stocking up before kelly ayotte gets her way on medicare. norman: what do you mean? harold: well, she wants to privatize medicare, turn it into a voucher program that'll cost families big time. norman: uhhh... the vitamins? harold: gotta keep my family strong because ayotte also wants to raise the medicare eligibility age. norman: ohhh... i think maybe i'll pick up a few too. narrator: tell kelly ayotte: oppose medicare privatization. stand up for new hampshire seniors. tonight police tell fox 25 a car slammed into a hotel shuttle bus near logan airport. two people died. >> tonight first into fox 25 one of the victims office their way to help their child move into northwestern eastern -- northeastern. malini basu is live tonight with where this crash happened. >> reporter: vanessa and mark. the victims were headed here
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never made it tonight the investigation continues how did this crash happen. >> reporter: state police say the airport shuttle bus headed to the hampton inn near logan. it was coming out of the ted williams tunnel when police say the driver of the subaru legacy slammed into the back of it. two passengers were thrown from the van and killed. they were here visiting from el paso, texas. >> oesh my goodness. horrible, horrible to think that that cou 59-year-old joseph rodriguez and 47-year-old sandra were both thrown from the shuttle. a source tells fox 25 that one of those killed was a parent of a northeastern student and they were here to move their child in. >> seriously, because i fly a lot it makes you nervous. >> reporter: two other passengers, including a woman who was also from el paso was rushed to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
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had seat belts but it's unclear if they were being used. officials told us it is the rider's responsibility to buckle up not the company. >> horrible, horrible thing i feel very sad for the family. >> reporter: in a statement a spokesperson from the hampton inn said "we are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all who have been impacted. and tonight police tell us subaru is a 27-year-old man from swamp cot. as for the driver of the bus -- swampscott, and as for the driver of the bus they are in hospital and expect background to okay. but again tonight the investigations continue into how that crash exactly happened. for now live in revere, malini basu, fox 25 news. more details now fox 25 investigates looked into the bus company's safety records today. in the past nine years over the past two years rather
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were temporarily taken off the road. one driver was cited for not wearing his seat belt another for not having a valid medical certificate. the bans were cited for faulty breaks and defective emergency exists. more people were arrested at a black lives matter protest in cambridge. the protest is over affordable housing in the city. the group says more affordable units should be available. investigators are reviewing braintree police department and the results could impact some criminal cases. prosecutors tell the preth ledger three aware of the audit. they have also been notified. officials won't say why the audit was scheduled and they won't comment on any possible problems with evidence stored there. no word on when the review will be finished. a teenager accused of stabbing his friend with a broken golf club is being
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today. he attacked his friend in waltham yesterday. he then stole a car and drove off. he ditch the car in wakefield where police arrested him. right now day is in fair condition at the hospital. a local mom convicted of denying lifesaving medication to her son is back in court tonight. earlier this year the state's highest court granted her a after ruling her defense attorney was ineffect. today she pleaded guilty to that charge and she was released based on time already served and will spend next five years on probation. a man went for his daily walk in a park and never came home fox 25's kathryn burcham spoke to nervous neighbors wondering if this could be related to a murder last year that was never solved. >> when people said it was him i just dismissed it.
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across the parking lot they shared in their manchester apartment complex. he and other neighbors were shocked when police showed up at carlson's door on sunday. >> oh, that was devastating. very, very sad for me because i just seen him. >> reporter: she last saw him late saturday night as she drove past him to pick her up daughter. >> i was going to stop and give him a ride because i was late going to get her. i wish i had stopped now it makes me feel bad that i didn't stop. >> reporter: perhaps that happened next. police say carlson was passing through this nearby park when he was apparently attacked. hours later officers found his body sprawled across the bleachers behind the basement diamond. >> you have a lot of people that go around there at night it's a good place to be. but if you go late at night you don't know who you will see. >> reporter: carlson was killed near the one year anniversary of denise roberts death who was shot to death while walking in manchester's north end.
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innocent people under eerie circumstances is concerning. >> we'll open our doors and keeping an eye out. >> reporter: the attorney general's office is leading the investigation and they're asking anyone who might have been near the park this weekend to contact them. in manchester, i'm kathryn burcham, fox 25 news. >> strip clubs, casinos and trips to vegas that's what government employees are using their government issued credit cards for. all new on fox 25 news at 10:00 we are tracking your to keep spending even after we uncovered the troubling reports. but first a family robbed outside the hospital where their little boy is being treated for cancer. wal-mart heartbroken mother is saying about the crime next. golden outside or fluffy inside. deep pockets or delicious ridges. tasty egg or savory bacon. experience dunkin's new belgian waffle breakfast sandwich. it's not this or that. it's all of it.
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they say the driver who lives across the street only damaged the stairs and railing leading up to the building. luckily no kids were hurt. we're now trying to find out if the driver is facing any charges for the damage. some students in worcester says a new cell phone policy is unfair and the you are in rules are too strict. the new policy says students can keep their phones with them if they are shut off and out of sight. the problem if they can't use their phones during lunch breaks. school officials say the rules promote face-to-face conversation betwe students. a rhode island family says they were robbed at the hospital while their son was being treated for cancer. kelly smith and her husband have spent the past 15 months at the hospital because their 14 month-old son is facing leukemia. over the weekend they say someone stole their $1500 and the dad's wedding ring.
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away from them when they took the money out of my pocket. how does somebody do that. i don't understand. >> police are investigating the little boy who is due for a bone marrow transplant in the coming weeks. tonight the tropics are very busy we're keeping a close eye on tropical storm hermine. >> i have the latest information on hermine we'll be talking about her plus, tracking showers out there right now not even closely associated with the tropical system. there is a under the word next here. >> the birthday surprise a local hero and medal of honor recipient received for his 92nd birthday. ahead at 10:00 the remarkable story about how he earned the medal of honor. >> it is overdose awareness
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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.
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vote no on question 2. >> video that had us gasping in the newsroom. a car with kids inside catches fire after being hit by a gas pump knocked over during a car crash. we just obtained the 9-1-1 calls made and will turn some of that sound around for you coming up all new at
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a car nearly vanishes into a bush. the role a video game played in this strange scene. >> this one was yesterday's we arer in is getting on it's a beautiful shot thanks for that. then today's picture came in and here it is starting tomorrow they are coming down heavier in a couple of spots. you see the yellow in here. in fact some of the streets here right on the line here. blue berry lane that's all in franklin.
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norfolk too. it's sliding off to the east and southeast. some moderate shower activity. quincy to braintree right near the braintree split happening right now. to the northwest there are some thunderstorms too that are firing up along the cold front that still has to come on by. so overnight tonight i expect a few more showers to develop won't be for everyone but they'll be out there. the threat increasing during the morning. it's meteorologist sarah wroblewski who will be coming through first thing in the morning into the afternoon. the front will slowly push offshore. when it does show it will usher in drier air. promise you those are going to be the best of the days this weekend. actually the rest may end up not being too bad either but that comes with a huge caveat. up to 74 by 10:00. it will stay in the upper 70s to about 80s most towns
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at the beaches you will have the risk of an afternoon thunderstorm popping up i showed with you future cast. otherwise some hazy breaks of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. still rather humid so still a decent beach day. keep an eye to the pie and have that fox 25 weather app handy. high temperatures all across the area. the uper 70s at the coastline with some breaks of sun again hazyion sun. i'm not expecting severe weather we will be watching closely. tomorrow evening are going here to the xfinity center in the 70s and clearing out and driving up after the storms that leave in the evening. to tropics we go. here's hermine. hermine still spinning around out here. but our spaghetti prod has already been in here. here the computer models all bunched together into the florida panhandle. they stay together into the carolinas giving us high confidence that the track is
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bit as it comes off the coast here in the mid-atlantic states. all of them still planting hermine south of us. how close it comes to us will determine how much rain and wind we will get. that's an upgrade from what i saw at 8:00 at 45 miles per hour. so hermine at 50 miles per hour continuing to strengthen toward the florida panhandle. by 2:00 a.m. then off the coast and there's that jog off to the north. we are still in that probability area where the track could come closer to us. that's why we hve hermine more closely. i have that new information in so i'll take a closer look at that. seven-day forecast though shows a beautiful day friday and saturday before that threat for rain and wind comes in on sunday and monday. senior pictures are meant to be memorable for one teen in oregon an unexpected guest in the background turned her pictures into something she will never forget. jillian henry was just taking pictures here along this beautiful river when
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man and his dog. no word what they were doing back there but she had to show the image others fwirt. the pictures have now been retraded more than 40,000 times in just a few days. how is that for a senior pic. >> what in the world is that guy doing out there? >> kind of like real estate, location, location, location. just walking the dog in the snriv with no clothes. on coming up new at 1 >> why sass quash was walking children to -- sasquatch was walking children to school. >> a major mistake we'll tell you how it put hundreds of to risk for identity theft and who's taking full responsibility for it. but first -- ? happy birthday to you ?. >> a local american hero and medal of honor recipient got
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new hampshire college students ar o school. and thanks to kelly ayotte, along with the textbooks and pencils, many students are carrying more student loan debt. ayotte voted to cut pell grants and to raise student loan interest rates. because she sides with special interests looking out for their own bottom line, not our kids'. for new hampshire students and families, kelly ayotte is a heavy burden we can't afford. nea advocacy fund is responsible
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opioid crisis in massachusetts is out of control. it seems just about everyone knows someone who has been impacted by it. >> today is overdose awareness day. new at 10:00 fox 25's jim morelli is live in marlboro where a vigil was held to remember those who lost their lives due to addiction. jim? ask yourself why have an overdose awareness day and i will show you the reason. every one of those purple flags stands for somebody in massachusetts who died of a drug overdose mostly opioid drug overdoses in the year 2015. the c.d.c. says the united states is in the midst of an overdose epidemic and the change in overdoses in massachusetts is significant. there were sons, daughters,
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patches of purple planted this weekend. >> i think about the life attached it to. >> reporter: it's international overdose awareness day in marlboro what has become a tough annual tradition for catherine leonard the placing of the flag. each representing an overdose death in massachusetts from the previous year. >> i want to spread awareness and help people get the message out that we need to do something by the. >> reporter: leonard wouldn't be here except a heroin overdose almost two years ago. edward pesto was jonathan's dad. >> it was a 7.50 year battle it has been a struggle. nothing in life ever prepares you for this loss. >> reporter: the flags would seek total story of a growing problem in massachusetts. last year organizers planted about 1250 flags on these grounds. this year the number was more than 1500. purple is the color of grief and loss but to some it's
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brother. >> reporter: even for kimberly who lost her entire family to addiction and became an addict herself. today she's clean. >> people do in society. -- people do live in society. >> troy, david, francis, christina collectively we know them as addicts tonight they were remembered as people >> there you see the flags 1,531 flags and this is the second year in a row that we have seen a statistically significant increase in the number of overdose deaths. one thing that the speakers wanted to impress tonight observe that look there's no typical addict. anyone can potentially become an addict and can overdose. for example, her son was an
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musician. live in marlboro, jim morelli, fox 25 news. jetblue flight left fort lauderdale, florida, this morning for the central cuban city of santa clara. this marks the beginning of travel between u.s. and cuba. and before the flight jetblue c.e.o. addressed some concerns about safety and security of cuban airports. >> our number one value is safety. we wouldn' unless we were completely confident in the safety and security of our operations which we are. >> jetblue is the first airline to test out the new aviation agreement which will allow up to 110 commercial flights a day between the two countries. right now president obama is on the way to his home state of hawaii. part of the two day environmental tour before he heads to asia. but before he left the president stopped in lake tahoe this afternoon where he delivered a speech about preserving the iconic lake.
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address leaders on the island nation then fly to asia for his final trip as commander in chief where climate change is on the top of his agenda. here is the smile of a true american hero after he received a very special surprise on his birthday. captain thomas is a medal of honor recipient and today he earned 82 years young. >> navy personnel came together to mike sure it was a birthday he will never forget. fox 25 photo journalist dan gardner was there for the special salute. >> it is dad's 92nd birthday. it's pretty overwhelming. >> i first heard it and didn't know what it was. came outside and as soon as i saw military in front of his house my heart started because i've talked to him what he did and who he is as
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>> 1, 2, 3. ? happy birthday to you ? >> this is certainly incredibly beautiful for dad. ? anchors away ? it. >> was a surprise up until about two minutes before. >> he was certainly the last person to ever recognition so i think his humble nature makes it particularly special that men and women would feel strongly to come out here and do this for dad. >> tremendous celebration he certainly earns it that's for. >> you are a very sweet humble man. you get that feeling by the way he looks and his reactions. >> exactly right. the captain received the congressional medal of honor
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pilot's life in the korean war. the captain crashed his hand on purpose nearby in an effort to save his friend who sadly passed away. he later receive the medal of honor from president truman. >> that story in his own words is on our facebook page right now as part of a documentary produced for his alma mater phillips andover. well, today a local police department made a series of mistakes that put hundreds of citizens at risk for identity theft. >> next at 10:00 internet error that has the chief of police accepting full responsibility. then new at 10:00, strippers, slot machines paid for with government-issued credit cards meant for official pentagon business. we expose why some employees were allowed to keep on
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>> tonight we know the walpole police department posted people's personal information on its website for several hours this morning. we were the first to alert police about this mistake. and in a story you will see only on fox 25, our jason law shows us why the chief is taking full responsibility for this error. >> reporter: last week ann fleck security alarm went off. it was a false alarm but the 93-year-old's personal information was recorded in the system here at the walpole police department. then wednesday morning it was accidentally posted on-line. >> i know your social security number, too, your social security number is -- >> you're pretty smart. do you know my bust measurement, too? >>. no she has a sense of humor but others might not think it's so funny. fleck is one of hundreds who had their personal information exposed. it wasn't posted on-line by hackers it was posted by police. >> i feel awful that that
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>> reporter: the release of all that personal information is his fault. when did you realize a mistake had been made. >> we were notified by fox 25 that we had put the dispatch log on there with people's information. >> reporter: carmichael says he sent the wrong long to the town's local newspaper then passed it along to be published on the police department's website. the wrong log was posted at 9:00 wednesday morning it wasn't taken down until around noon. when fox 25 called the chief and let him know there was a anybody if their information was put up. there we need to make sure we check it a little bit before we send it out. >> reporter: the police department can use an it willics to figure out how many people visited the site while that personal information was on-line. i also asked the chief if they were going to reach out and contact all the people impacted by the posting of that log he said it's something that the police department is looking into. in walpole, jason law, fox 25 news. fire department rescue crews rescuing three
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work site in west roxbury. you can see firefighters working to get the protestors out so work can resume. the protestors are against the natural gas pipeline that's being installed in the west roxbury neighborhood. a 19-year-old man has admitted to the armed robbery of a u-mass amherst student that triggered a campus lockdown. william mchughen was sentenced to one year in prison and two years probation. he and another man robbed and beat a student in february after trying to pass marijuana during a drug deal. the boston police body camera program is being delayed. a judge pushed back a early from tomorrow until next week. officer were assigned to wear the cameras after no one volunteered but the union said that violated their agreement and led them to file a temporary injunction. >> strippers, casinos vegas sounds like a wild bachelor party but instead it's pentagon employees using
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credit cards. new at 10:00 we have more why some employees were allowed to continue spending after the defense department was warned about the problem. >> reporter: a run at the slots or a night at a strip club paid for with a u.s. government-issued credit card intended for official pentagon business. >> it's not only intolerable it's inexcusable. >> reporter: the pentagon was warned more than a year ago by government auditers that there were thousands of transactions taking casinos and adult entertainment venues new york now this new audit finds the pentagon did not take steps to stop the wrongdoing. according to the report "management did not take action to eliminate additional misuse and the travel card program remained vulnerable." >> what the pentagon is doing is essentially reinforcing bad behavior by not taking action against those who should not be doing these things. >> reporter: auditers found
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more than $2,000 at casinos wasn't disciplined instead he went on to spend another $5,000 at casinos. the pentagon has agreed to make changes to the travel card program by the end of the year but in this letter they also emphasized that this is a limited problem .04% of the travel card budget. reporting from washington, justin i agree, fox 25 news. big foot has been spotted in oregon. sasquatch spent this morning teaching others on the importance of being safe and walking to school. >> you know i hope that they will stop for me they'll stop for the little creatures in the road. >> do you think he scared some kids today? the department of transportation put together the program billing foot is also reminding drivers to
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>> half night on fox 25 news at 10:00 we showed you how pats q.b. tom brady left a special message for a man battling a tough condition. next at 10:00 we're learning how that man caught tom's attention and the inspirational fight he has every day. >> have you ever noticed
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>> red eye in your photos could uncover a problem in your health. if one eye has it and the other doesn't or if it appears to have a white cloudy appearance it could mean your child needs glasses or they could have cataract or a tumor. if you can see something notice an abnormally red reflex have your child vault as quickly as possible. according to the results
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populations. it showed a population decline of at least 30%. experts believe the steep drop to an increase in poachers searching for ivory. a cat in central italy used one of its nine lives during last week's earthquake. the animal's owner has begged rescue crews to find her cat saying the pet was all she had left. on monday workers were combing through the city with bulldozers when they spotted the cat alive. fire crews took the kitty named joy out of the water. tracking a few showers out there tonight including a heavier downpour moving toward plymouth that the hour and also a couple hearer showers here in southern worcester county. your wake up forecast is for a risk of shower some breaks of sun still human 68 degrees. this is hermine out here in the gulf of mexico, florida, getting dumped on with rain right now. still a tropical storm but now up to 60 miles per hour. now forecast with a category
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toward the florida big bend. we'll talk about that updated track how it could impact our weekend coming up. >> i know you're a big patriots fan but after learning about your story i'm a even bigger fan for you. >> last night here on fox 25 news at 10:00 we showed tom brady's heartfelt message to a new england man. >> also learning how brady reached out to him as fox 25's elizabeth hopkins to thank for making his wish come true. >> reporter: meet jesse miller, the connecticut man who got a special shoutout from tom brady. >> i'll be rooting for you this season in hopes the patriots can give you and your family some great memories and plenty to celebrate all year long. >> reporter: justin is battling a form of muscular dystrophy. doctors recently found an iroperable cyst in his throat. >> as he gets older he gets weaker it affects the organs and his lungs his ability to
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>> reporter: on sunday, his family threw him a party to celebrate us had yukon degree. but there was another surprise -- uconn degree. >> but two minutes later there's one more thing. >> reporter: the pats q.b. heard about justin's story. >> i'm an even bigger fan of and you all that you've overcome. >> he couldn't believe it. i think none of us believed it was real. >> reporter: but it was th him that happy except when he met the power rangers at disney when we were little kids. >> reporter: and happy is how you will often see jus fin. happy and determined to stay positive. >> he has a tattoo on his know that that has handicap symbol on the middle with a spade around it and it's not the cards you're dealt it's how you play them. he has been dealt one of the worst hands i've ever been seen. he finds a way to do it. >> reporter: lid beth
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drive. >> and a good attitude. >> he completes another battle. >> a special day for a remarkable group of children and the police officers who are mentoring them. they got a behind the scenes tour before the game today. brookline cambridge, shell and woburn joined forces with the youth police initiative. the international program brings at risk children together to friendships. fox 25 talks with his team and his mentor today and we're told how they have both benefited. now i just focus on school. >> he's a great bright young man he has a positive attitude. now see them under that uniform now you get to really enjoy time with them.
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relationship and come to know that his grandmother used to baby-sit me when i was 2 years old. >> 50 children from the program graduated during the last 10 months. now at 11:00 a child shot. >> he was shot somewhere in the facial area. >> what the victim's school plans to do in the wake of shooting. >> i'm tracking some showers and the latest information is in now on this tropical storm hermine. the shelves since the jogger of a jogger in princeton and tonight a new warning to the community after a jogger was approached by a suspicious man. >> a car with children inside burst into flames at a gas station. >> one car backs up into the thing it collapsed on top of my mother's car. >> reporter: the quick action that saved them. >> announcer: complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is fox 25 news at 11:00. an 11-year-old boy is
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hello there, i'm vanessa welch. >> and i'm mark ockerbloom. fox 25's ted daniel has been in abington covering this story. police began taking down the crime tape around the home. >> yeah, mark and vanessa it looks like investigators are done for the night. the 11-year-old victim is an elementary school student here in abington. he and a friend were messing around with a gun this afternoon when they ended up taking a bullet >> reporter: beverly mccollough still shaken by what she witnessed this afternoon at the home right next to hers. >> they put him in the back of an ambulance and he was crying real hard. he -- he was covered with blood. >> reporter: a chilling sight following what investigators describe as a tragic accident. it happened a little before 4:00 this afternoon inside this linwood street home from skyfox you can see two


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