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high school. a man threatening another driver with a machete. >> and i heard someone day you want me to chop your head off. >> daniel: own on fox25 this morning, a closer look at what police are calling the serious case of road rage. a nationally recognized police chief from the north shore on paid leave and under investigation. new this morning, he is talking about his decision to temporarily take him off the job. hundreds of local drug cases being called into question. what we already know about an audit that today and the cases that have been dismissed this week. >> complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> daniel: 4:30 on this wednesday morning, september 14. thanks for joining us. i am daniel miller. >> julie: good morning, everyone, i am julie grauert. nice weather to start off the morning. get the outdoor errands done in the morning because shiri is telling us some storms will be moving in the afternoon. >> shiri: this afternoon when
into work. you will notice the humidity up a little bit but nothing too uncomfortable. just feels like a summer morning. 65 in boston. 65 in peabody. down to 59 degrees in sharon, though. worcester starting things off at 60 degrees. 62 from pepperell to amherst, new hampshire. middle 60s falmouth down to the vineyard. not a huge range of temperatures mostly in the 60s and that's where we will be at mild and starting off mostly sunny. by noontime, though, we have scattered clouds on the increase. 83 degrees. 86 at 3 p.m. with the focus of many storms out across northern mass and southern new hampshire. by 7:00 this evening, notice that threat will slide into southeastern massachusetts. that means right in between here. the storms will be moving in through boston. likely during the evening commute.
shiri has live drive time traffic. things are looking good on the roads. expressway wide open. shouldn't be in any trouble. north of the pike route 1 and 93 south. if you were using that to head out of town and get to the airport, you should make it to the airport without any trouble. 24 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway. 20 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. to get out to top stories now at 4:30. gloucester police chief says he being under investigation by the city. gloucester's major and city council placed chief leonard campanello on paid leave but did not give any details why. chief campanello tells the gloucester times he has done nothing wrong in his personal or professional life and is unconcerned about the investigation president of chief has received national attention for creating a drug treatment program that spread across the country. last week he was asked to take two weeks you off to reorganize that program the
from the police department. a worcester man is expected to be in court for threatening a driver with a machete. only on fox25 the entire road rage incident caught on camera. police say driver was letting a student cross the road when the other man got angry. that is when he is seen there holding the large knife near a high school. police say the suspect's teenaged kids were in the car as well. he is being charged with attempted murder. at least five criminal cases have now been dismissed because of an investigation of room at the braintree police department. fox25's jessica reyes is live in braintree. jess, an audit was ordered for the evidence room and those results are expected to be released today. >> reporter: right, julie, yeah. the questions all center around the evidence at the braintree police department as you said, and five cases that we have seen will be brought out in court -- were thrown out in court because it relied on evidence stored in that room over the past three years. the police chief ordered the
questions surrounding the evidence room and the "patriot ledger" is reporting that the results could come back as soon as today. the police officer who died in midmay who was assigned in 2013 up until her death. and the audit was ordered right before she passed away. this morning the globe is reporting that she committed suicide just as that preview was about to start. we spoke with an attorney yesterday, and his client was arrested on a drug charge in braintree. the trial set to start yesterday. >> there were irregularity and at that time, they wanted to put a hold on to see if they will go ahead and prosecute the case. >> well, obviously a lot of questions about all of this morning. attorneys working cases involving drugs stored in that evidence room do anticipate even more cases will be thrown out and once again this audit is due back today that the police chief ordered about the evidence room and we will keep you posted on that as soon as we get it. live in braintree, jessica reyes, fox25 news.
pedestrian. it happened just before 7:00 yesterday morning on hobart street. the danvers woman was hit basil very suv while she was out walking. . she was rushed to beverly hospital but didn't survive. police told our crews on the keen that the sun's glare may have played a role in the crash. the driver did stop and is cooperating with police. no charges have been filed. 60 people were still without power after a bad crash in newburyport. yesterday afternoon a semi truck got stuck on a wire and on lowell street. wires from the poles fell on cars but no one was hurt. 4:35. the state supreme court will review an appeal by an illegal immigrant convicted of manslaughter charges in a drunk driving incident that killed a milford man. nicholas gauman's attorney is challenging a finding that gauman acted recklessly when he struck matthew denice and dragged him down the road in 2011.
that denice was under his truck when it happened. gauman is an undocumented immigrant from ecuador. his parents were invited on stage by donald trump during his speech on immigration reform. since their son's death, denice's parents have been calling for stricter laws. a mother is charged with driving drunk with her son in the car. shauna graham of vermont was driving erratically down i-89 in grantham. troopers pulled her over and several open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle. the 47-year-old is facing an aggravated level offense because the child was in the back seat. now 4:36. a man who was in a medically induced coma after being beaten and bloody outside a fenway bar is making a remarkable recovery. kerry kavanaugh talks to the victim's brother who is hoping that police find whoever did this months later.
when someone attacked him from behind. >> someone just came in and was like -- robby -- i think robe is dead. >> reporter: robby's brother said he next saw his brother on the ground, bloodied and unconscious. >> i saw him on the ground and i was like -- there is a good chance my brother is dead right now a they hope showing the real extent of his injuries will compel someone to come forward. >> i want him to feel ashamed of themselves. feel like cowards for the cowards they are. >> reporter: despite the pain and the question, family haven't lost sight of what matters most. >> every day when i come in here and talking to him, could be gone, and he's here. so every day is a blessing. >> reporter: kerry kavanaugh, fox25 news. julie we wish him the best in his recovery. the managers of the baseball tavern said what happened to bar and didn't have comment for us. as for police, they have no updates on the investigation. 4:38. clothing donation bins have become a target for thieves in one local town. the police chief in billerica tell fox25 they had six cases of criminals helping themselves to donation bins around town. one person crawls inside and tosses the bags out of clothes to others. and one case. the group left a man inside
>> i am in shock. even though during these times shouldn't be, and just horrible. people need what we put in there. >> daniel: police say the clothes are valued at thousands of dollars and sold at flea markets and by the pound after they are stolen. some fancy burglars are under arrest in edgar town. the man and women seen in the surveillance pictures broke into a home sunday night. both were dressed nicely and brought a bottle of wine. unclear if anything was taken from inside the home. are still being cast after last night's primary elections in new hampshire. one clear winner is republican senator kelly ayotte. she easily survived a primary challenge and officially running against governor shaheen. expected to be the most expensive race in new hampshire history. two other races are too close to call. congressman frank guinta holds a slim lead over rick shue in their republican primary.
the republican primary remains too close to call. democrats carl van oster tex n won his party's primary. drivers on the mass pike will have to pay more under the new proposed toll rates. as part of a plan, a toll will be added for trips from west newton to newton corner. the goal is to stop drivers from cutting through the city. transportation officials believe many people are driving through newton neighborhoods to avoid the current weston tolls. now trips each way. that is the largest increase under the new proposed rates. a major milestone in the construction of boston's first new school in 15 years. mayor marty walsh and superintendent tommy chang the topping off of the new dearborn stem academy with the final beam in the frame of the building. the mayor helped those who live in their community for their support.
the kids that live in this community, the kids that live in the communities in boston and i want to thank all the residents. >> julie: the state-of-the-art facility is on track to be finished by december of next year. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. 93 south as part of your morning commute, things moving along fine. a 20-minute ride from andover down to the zakim bridge. shiri. >> shiri: springsteen at gillette later on and the three for thunderstorms especially early at 6 p.m., 8 back into the 60s by 10:00 this evening as the threat winds down. i will show you what time the risk is really going to peak coming up. we have a lot more coming your way this morning. a woman's expensive purse explodes in front of her eyes. what was inside the bag that set it on fire. plus, if you are still hanging on to a recalled galaxy phone, there is a fix on the way.
chipotle, that chain, is giving payoffs to customers who got sick at their stores including 14 people in boston. the boston customers came down with norovirus and received an undisclosed cash settlement. one customer in oregon asked for and received dozens of coupons for free burritos along with her payout. more people have preordered the iphone 7 and 7 s than the last two iphone models according to t-mobile
have ordered the apple phones than last year. apple said an overwhelming demand have caused them to push some delivery dates back to november. the company says it will not release sales numbers for the new iphone's first weekend. the iphone 7 goes on sale this friday. the iphone 7 will also come with a new operating system called ios 10. it features -- features of the software include access to voicemail and picture messages on the lock screen. a new messaging system that will let their text messages and even handwrite messages. that is interesting. and redesign application also make it easier to use different apps at the same time. the software has been updated after a major bug shot some users out of their devices yesterday. i told to you wait. iphone and iphone owners had plugged-in device into their computer to restore the system. what if you don't have a computer? >> julie: then you are in trouble. i will be the guinea pig and you can get the one that works.
update. the company will be releasing the update to south korean users to prevent overheating of the devices. it will keep the phones from charging more than 60% battery. no word if you will be available outside of south korea. samsung recalled millions of phones after explosion of batteries. here is that video of the ex-employing. the september 1 explosion could set their plans back prepared to get another rocket in the air as early as november. space x is trying to figure out exactly what caused the explosion that destroyed its satellite meant to bring internet to africa. rocket launches are on hold. the annual college rankings and two local schools are in the top ten. harvard took the number 2 spot after princeton university in new jersey. mit came in at the number 7 spot.
tufts university is number 27. boston college is 31. brandeis university took the 34th spot. and boston university in northeastern tied for number 39. >> julie: a lot of great schools around here. can't argue with that. good morning, everyone, taking a look at the roads. a little bit of red on the map on the expressway southbound as you are either getting on 128 or route 3. overnight just slightly, but it really won't be a problem. north of the pike route 1 and 93 south are moving along fine. here are your live drive times. 23 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway. 20 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. meanwhile, meteorologist shiri spear joining us now tracking a nice morning and changing conditions this afternoon. >> shiri: all because of this front moving through the area. it is dipping here and travel
of course we have sunshine now but the clouds and the storms eventually replacing that sunshine. also want to mention that we have the elevated risk of severe weather where you can see that green shading in particular across portions of eastern massachusetts, to boston area, central mass. north of the pike here and into southern new hampshire. the main concern is going to be some damaging wind gusts, and because of the drought and how weak a lot of the trees are, that damage can happen even more easily. so future cast here. we start off our morning in the 60s. noontime today. it is going to be in the lower 80s. you can see these southwest winds not just warming things up, but also carrying slightly stickier area -- their place. not extremely humid or oppressive humidity. at 3 p.m., kids coming home from school the thickest clouds will be north and west of boston. even boston i say will probably be mostly cloudy at this point.
it is short sleeves for the kids because of that warmth later on today. risk of storms, though, will be arriving in southern new hampshire and western massachusetts by 3:00 this afternoon. that means if you have to pack the kids some umbrellas, i suggest do you so, pack one for yourself because the evening commute will be dicey from worcester to boston up into northeastern massachusetts and even the seacoast. we have scattered storms around and they are on the stronger side given some of the downpours you will see and the reds. that's also where we will find the focus of some of the stronger wind gusts. hard to pinpoint when we will get those so everybody is on alert for the afternoon storms. evening hours the actions starting to wind down. behind the storms, things also cool down and we are going to be back in the 70s by 7:00 this evening. you will notice that as soon as it starts to rain, things are starting to cool off. at 7 p.m., we still have a chance for a lingering storm in and around the boston area.
after that one or two evening storms perhaps passing over the cape and islands winding down for good around 9:00 this evening. these are estimated rainfall totals again because it is so tough to pinpoint where we will get those stronger storms, the takeaway is a range in rainfall anywhere say .055 of an inch to quarter inch depending on where we see the storms track. i would love to see a quarter inch that would be helpful because of. drought conditions. temperatures look at this 85 in lawrence. 81 in worcester. 79 in hyannis. it is going to feel like summer this afternoon. overnight tonight, a little feel of fall back because the air is crisper and cooler. waking up to the 50s, not the 60s tomorrow morning and temperatures head up to only the upper 60s at the coastline. inland towns and cities lower 70s. and a feel-good, look good kind of day and the one benefit -- another benefit i should say that it will help to lower the pollen levels
even further for your thursday. it kind of helps to wash the pollen -- ragweed pollen in particular out of the air. sunshine rules, thursday, friday. we have chilly mornings and highs in the lower 70s with low humidity. it is going to be gorgeous. saturday, increasing clouds and 78 leading to scattered rains possible both morning and night here on sunday. i do have an hour-by-hour look into those sunday storm coming up in a couple of minutes, but for now, back to you. >> julie: all right, shiri. an unique competition hopes to solve a health problem. new at 5:00, how a government hopes crowd sourcing will find a solution to super bugs. hopefully her limo does not get a flat tire again.
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welcome back, everyone. a local nurse is now helping a young woman reunite with her birth mother. we first told you about this story last month. kathleen o'shea shared her story on facebook hoping to track down her birth mom that left her at a local hospital one of the women who saw the post was the nurse that helped take care of o'shea when she was a baby. >> oh, my god, i remember this situation and not only do i remember the situation, i remember the baby. i took care of her. >> o'shea talked to the nurse on the phone and said she is studying to be the nurse as well. unfortunately the nurse did not have much information to help her find her birth mother. an update on the story of
to her we hading. the limo she was in along with her bridesmaids got a flat tire. a man dropped off his kids, came back to pick them up and took the bridal party to the wedding venue. the limo company refunded all their money and even gave the cup al free ride to the airport for their honeymoon. >> julie: good. that sounds about right. a special honor for the man who inspired millions of people through the als ice bucket challenge. endicott college named the newest dorm peter frates hall duri pete is from. there is the unveiling. the former boston college baseball player was diagnosed with als in 2012 at the age of 27. his wife was there and so was he to unveil the banner. >> it's hard to, you know, find your way and find your path, but just remembering, you know, if you really set your mind to something, it is truly always possible. and pete is kichbilityd epitome of hard work and
>> julie: moments of a the dedication 2,000 students took part in the ice bucket challenge. pete's daughter, louis le have free tuition, room and board to the college. >> daniel: that is awesome. the new uniforms they will wear in a upcoming thursday night game. gronk rocking the new uniform. the pats will use them in week three when they take on the houston texans. a closer look you can see the words "we are all patriots" in the inside collar kraft said when the pats won the first super bowl in 2001. yankee candles smells like a winner to red sox fans. celebrates the last season for big papi, david ortiz. a portion will go to papi's children's fund. the candles cost $27.99. the big question is, what does the candle smell like. we received one in the newsroom and it smells like strong cologne.
>> julie: if you forget deoderant and dab it on your neck. >> daniel: good parrafiin. a post that says adele is planning a free concert at a local t stop. unfortunately it was a hoax. >> daniel: the mbta tweeting out scam alert. adele is not doing an impromptu performance at the quincy t station. do not show up for help us spread the word, hashtag, fake. the facebook event page showed 600 people were interested in going. adele will be perform agent two sold-out show at td garden tonight and tomorrow. >> daniel: can you only imagine. in a matter of months, a new fleet of cars will be on the streets of boston. coming up new at 5:00, the deal the city plans to test out driverless cars. this kid takes beast mode to a whole new level.
now at 5:00, caught on camera, a man pulls out a machete allegedly threatening a driver of another car. the altercation that erupted after that driver stopped to let some students to cross the street. controversy surrounding a nationally celebrated police chief. what we are learning this morning about why this gloucester police chief has been placed leave. and kids and babies taking top billing in the presidential election. the perks and tax breaks that hillary clinton and donald trump are promising to parents. >> announcer: complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: 5:00. thank you for joining us, everybody. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning, september 14, i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: and i am sara