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now at 5:00, the suspect behind the bopings in new jersey and new york is waking up under police guard in a hospital bed. the elaborate evidence that linked him to the crime and the reference he allegedly made to the boston marathon bombing. plus a local police chief says his officers face danger even before they go out on patrol. the plea he is making for better security at police headquarters. and still a few showers on stormtracker radar this morning. how long the drizzle and fog lasts befor take over. >> announcer: complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody, 5:00 on this tuesday morning, september 20. we appreciate you being with us this morning. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: i am sara underwood. feeling a lot like florida out there this morning. meteorologist shiri spear says the muggy, foggy and damp conditions will only last half of the day. the fox25 stormtracker weather center to time out the slow
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"slow improvement." showers am waking up over massachusetts. plymouth southward, cape, island, all spots that we have to watch here for some passing significant rain. elsewhere it is going to be followingy. it is going to be misty this morning. you might want that waterproof layer because it is damp and humid and dense fog inch lawrence and beverly and portsmouth, new hampshire. there is going to be a lot of moisture in the air enough that you will feel a little bit damp. the hour-by-hour forecast for boston itself. 7 a.m. 68 degrees. we are back up to 70 by 9 a.m. a ton of clouds this morning and upper 70s during the afternoon. as the clouds start to break apart, going to be gradual clearing from northwest to southeast after we get through the early fog and mist. highs land from 80 to 86 degrees. julie grauert is up now live drive time traffic this morning. julie, take us out there. >> things nice and quiet on the expressway, bright green
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as we shift northbound, i do want to let you know there is a water main break on route 16 in chelsea and part of the road is closed. we will update you as soon as it reopens. things look good on 128 and 93 south. the live drive times. 13 minutes from 128 to the tobin. 9 minutes on the expressway. 19 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. back to you. the man who allegedly terrorized new york and new jersey with bombs is waking up in a hospital and held morning. this as we learn new information about ahmad khan rahami and the investigation that led to his arrest. >> sara: one bomb technician tells the "new york times" pebble the 28-year-old constructed the bomb himself and his handiwork shows that he likely received training from someone with experience with ieds. >> investigators are focusing on several trips he made to pakistan and afghanistan between 2011 and 2014. and trying to determine if he
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time. >> sara: there are multiple reports that a note left behind on a pressure cooker bomb that did not go off in chelsea mentioned a number of other terror attacks including one at the boston marathon. >> gene: criminal was taken into -- rahami was taken into custody after being hurt in a gun battle with police in new jersey. they are trying to see if anyone is involved with the attacks. the arrest photos saying that he was around and dangerous. critical clues including a fingerprint that matched rahami from a previous arrest. surveillance video played a critical role. seen wheeling two duffel bags in manhattan just before the first explosion. police also revealed that a relative of rahami was one of the five people inside a car stopped by the fbi.sunday night. that relative was questioned and released. rahami currently in a new jersey hospital after under
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wounds. he is reportedly not cooperating with police. a bombing sending a chill down the spine of many around here because the similarities of the boston marathon attacks. >> even though no credible threat here in boston, authorities are not take anything chances. michael henrich is live at the marathon finish line with more on that note left behind that mentioned the boston marathon. good morning, michael. >> michael: good morning, gene. left by an unexploded bomb in new york city did have references to what happened here nearly three and a half years ago at the boston marathon finish line. that awful terrorist attack. it is unclear how much it dual bombing in boston influenced the new york-new jersey attacker but intentionally or not, similarities do exist between the weapons prosecutors say suspected bomber ahmad khan rahami used in new jersey and new york, and what the tsarnaev brothers
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variety of metals including ball bearings. with that said, the top official with the fbi in boston tell fox25 there is no credible imminent threat against new england targets. >> that one little piece of information or intelligence may be the critical aspect that could potentially stop, you know, a terrorist incident from occurring. there isn't anything specific or credible into our back or credible into our back yard. >> reporter: still state police plan on enhancing security operations at the patriots game this thursday night at gillette stadium. expect increased police presence at fenway park as well as throughout the public transit system. even as -- at this point, investigators have no -- have not found any link between rahami and massachusetts potential targets. for now though, live in back bay, michael henrich, fox25 news. and fox25 will continue to
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the new jersey attacks on air and online. log on to for more pictures, the suspect's arrest, and closer look at the details of the case. 5:06. the connection between the attacks in new york and new jersey and a stabbing a the a minnesota mall have been ruled out. over the weekend, dahir adan stormed the mall in st. cloud, minnesota stabbing nine people before being shot and killed by police. he was a private security firm employee and had a good reputation in his community. praised the suspect as a soldier of the islamic state. authorities are investigating this as a potential act of terrorism. all of those who are hurt now out of the hospital. new this morning, a local police chief is in a fight over a finance. pleading with town leaders to build a fence around police headquarters to keep his -- help keep his officer safe. fox25 is live in southbridge and, jess, the police chief says his officers are sitting
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right now. >> reporter: right, sara, all in response to the anti-police sentiment. he we have been hearing with all over the country and he needs protection for his guys when they get to and leave work. we have video. the current parking situation for police here at the south bridge police department and you can see it is really not that secure and no fence around the bridge parking area. according to the worcester telegram and gazette. police want to change that. around the parking lot and asking to repurpose up to $60,000 that is going to be used to repave the parking lot. instead he wants to use that money for a fence. and unanimously approved that. south bridge police reported in the past they have had a number of issue with their parking lot. the worst and most recent last june with a man named arthur burnham. he first ran into the police lobby and threatened to kill everyone. and then ran out to the parking lot, doused a cruiser
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we were here that morning hours after he was arrested and the video show him jumping up and down as the cruiser burns. this case has gone through the court system very, very slowly and at this point, a trial date has not been set for burnham. did tell the paper that other incidents factored into this including the murder of a maryland police officer outside of his precinct, and an alert to the national fraternal order of police urging to can he sur their lives because of people losing as we reported last month. it actually did happen to personal vehicle out in boston police officers. now, of course, we will be chatting with the chief once he gets to bourque in just a couple of hours and we will hear more about all of that. live in south bridge, jessica reyes, fox25 morning news. local high school gym teacher back on the job. not everyone is happy about it. 39-year-old anthony altieri was arrested for domestic charges.
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wilmington high school placed him on paid administrative leave for a week before allowing him to return to work. >> i think they should have waited because that is kind of scary for students like me. >> i don't think he did anything to affect the kids as far as i understand. >> gene: the teacher is due back in court on october 18. please give a worm "tonight show" welcome to hillary clinton. >> sara: hillary clinton is ta taking to late night television to drum up support. and on the tonight hoe. jimmy fallon in the news by donning a surgical mask. but then it was all business. in the segment taped last week before the new york and new jersey attacks, clinton discussed the threats that our country is facing and also took a moment to discuss what she calls the dangerous relationship between russian president vladimir putin and her rival donald trump calling
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bromance going. former president george h. w. bush may be bucking his party's nominee this november. according to the late daughter of robert f. kennedy. the former president sailed he is voting for hillary clinton. kathleen kennedy town send posted this picture of her shaking hands with the president. she is the former lieutenant governor of maryland and a clinton supporter. a spokesman says bush's vote will remain private. donald trump's son is being criticized with a tweet that compared refugees from cereal to a popular brand of candy. donald trump jr. tweeted, if aid bowl of skittles and told you three would kill you would you take a handful. that is our syrian refugee problem. it has the official logo of the republican presidential ticket. a spokesman from the clinton campaign called the tweet disfus ing. the company that makes skittles said the analogy -- the analogy is inappropriate. sox starting a critical
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rick p occello getting it done again and help with zander bougarts. nice stretch by hanley. at the plate, mookie best continues to eat up orioles pitching. the 9th home run against the os this year. sox up 2- then in the fifth, david ortiz does it again. his 35th home run of the season. sox win 5-2. they now lead both baltimore and toronto by four games in the division seat. we track traffic together every ten minutes. i was trying to think of a witty equip but the driver's seat, but i got nothing, shiri. if you are in it 9 minutes from the expressway from the braintree split to the exit to the pike, shir. not the prettiest roads out there because dense fog -- dense fog advisory with the gray over the seacoast of new hampshire and plenty of other spots like worcester and lawrence seeing dense fog. foggy and 65 to 70 degrees
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couple of spots. at 5 p.m., 78 to 84. the clear will start and we will time out those slow improvements next. busiest trains are getting a makeover. at 5:30, the multimillion dollar revamp that could make a whole lot more room on the red line. helping kids cope with anxiety in the cafeteria. the new app created by a teenager that is helping to end the war at the lunch table. outrage as dash cam video show an unarmed father of four being shot
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a father on four on dash camera with his hands up after being stopped by police. that video was just released showing what happened before, during and after the officer killed the unarmed man. fox25's daniel miller joins us with video and the investigation under way right now this morning.
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abandoned vehicle and ended with an unarmed man found dead on ground. this morning the officer that shot that father is on administrative leave. >> daniel: graphic video being released in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in oklahoma. >> tell you right now there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect's vehicle. >> daniel: tulsa police were investigating 40-year-old terrence crutcher's stalled vehicle friday night, and in one of the dash cameras, toward his vehicle, his hands raised as officers you follow him. >> shots fired. >> reporter: he appears to put his hands on the vehicle before collapsing to the ground. >> i will just make this promise to you. we will achieve justice in this case. i want to assure our community and i want to assure all of you and people across the nation who are going to be looking at this. >> reporter: officer betty
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tyler turnbow who is also white deployed his taser. the father of four was later transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> looks like a bad dude. >> daniel: his sister is demanding criminal charges against the officers who took his life. >> you want to know who that big bad dude was? that big bad dude was my twin brother. that big bad dude was a that big bad dude was a father. that big bad dude was a son. >> this city will be transparent. this city will not cover up. justice shall be done. >> daniel: crutcher's family is asking to keep their protests peaceful. the fbi and sheriff's department are conducting their own investigation into the shooting. daniel miller, fox25 news.
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weather together every ten minutes. good morning, everyone. tweeted thought water main break in chelsea at route 15. the westbound side of revere beach parkway is closed as they do work. we will let you know as soon as it is reopened. route 1. 93 south moving along fine from the cloverleaf through stoneham into medford and somerville. 23 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway. 19 minutes on 93 south from 495 gene and sara, back to you. all right, 5:18 this morning and a tuesday morning. you know how i feel about tuesday. >> sara: a like wa-wah. >> gene: figuratively or not there is fog. but today there is fog. >> sara: a depress for the rest of the day. >> shiri: a of coffee or tea. i agree, you don't have the energy for this weekend.
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>> totally on board and we have humidity whether i fuel the foggy issues that we actually have out on the roads. humidity does end up dropping for the day tomorrow and oh, boy, it will feel so good at this time. it will feel cool, crisp and comfortable, and about 24 hours away. right now we have the fog and a few showers over the cape. hyannis at 69 degrees and although now reporting dry conditions. last hour, we did have rain overhead and the chance for showers a couple of patchy showers in that neck of the woods. temperatures will get all the way into the mid-70s and somewhere like worcester starting off cooler at 64 degrees and dense fog and near ze ro visibility. technically dry and you will find it misty and feel it a little bit damp even though i don't have rain on radar right now. into the afternoon. in come those breaks in the cloud cover. hang on to the 60s straight through 9:00. mid-70s by lunchtime and get close to 80 this afternoon.
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scattered showers this morning because we have a stalled-out front close to the south coast, and because it is slow moving, it is going to maintain the cloud cover there. in the meantime, we have got those clearing skies fighting from the north and west. southern new hampshire, merrimack valley points north and west of boston are going to be the first to brighten up. eventually boston turns partly sunny. and takes longest of all areas like southeast where that front is still going to be pestering you guys even at 5 p.m. and that you will still be partly cloudy down there. eventually clear out overnight tonight. a little bit of cloud cover on wednesday morning but honestly wednesday is ruled by mostly sunny skies in just a couple of high, thin clouds mixing in. this afternoon, highs close to 80 in boston and ipswich and plymouth. mid-80s from framingham up to lawrence, fitchburg and manchester, new hampshire. these locations that are brighter will be warmer. tonight, how about 50s and 60s. humidity will be dropping.
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tomorrow, sunshine and high, thin clouds. looking mostly sunny. low pollen levels for the next two days, but the longer it stay dry, up go the pollen levels which ragweed for your thursday and friday where you might find yourself sneezing just a little bit more. 80 for today with sprinkles and fog and clearing skies. 83 degrees tomorrow. mostly sunny. 83 on thursday. our first day of fall with a couple of scattered clouds. and looking good and technically fall is going to kick off morning. those temperatures are not fall-like. they are, in fact, summerlike, over 10 degrees above average for thursday. friday, increasing clouds and 8. a couple of overnight showers. and saturday clears out with highs in the upper 60s. lower 60s. your fall-like temperatures for sunday. back to you, guys. a holocaust memorial statue stolen from a local cemetery. at 5:30, why one man said the statue stolen he says should
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and we are back at 5:24 this morning. anxiety for students to find a
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to could be over. a los angeles-area high school student has made anderson app to help students find other classmates to eat lunch with. sit with us. anyone can find an open seat on the app and make new friends. the teen said she had trouble with bullying and decided this was the best way to beat it, and let me tell you something, sara, julie, a fantastic idea. brilliant, well-done. >> sara: brilliant, well- a small act of kindness in the wake of the bombings in new york and new jersey. an employee from starbucks stopped by the scene and brought coffee and pastry to all of the first responders working. the whole thing was caught on camera and the barista identified himself as germaine and he wishes heed he could do more. i love that in times of tragedy people come together. >> julie: a little bit of coffee gas long way.
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of love from a toy doppelganger. he was rescued after being found alone all on the road. the real one on the left. the toy pulled out a stuffed koala. >> crows from above trying to attack him and he was so traumatized by that, and this little cuddly guy is his new best friend. >> julie: going to be all right. they are twin shir. >> shiri: we reached our cuteness quota. what do you guys think. we start off with the drizzle, the fog, the clouds for breakfast. at lunchtime, cloudy and drying out. we will show you who will be the first to see the sun next. the recall of samoset phones leaving a bad -- samsung phones. the number of batteries that are forcing them to look at other options.
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we are off to a dreary start this morning. fog and mist are sticking with us for the next few hours. >> gene: not going to last all day. that is the good news. meteorologist shiri spear is in the storm tracker center of when we will see the sun -- and we a >> shiri: it is coming back and slow and steady to clear things out. very muggy out there. fog, half-mile visibility in worcester to bedford and quarter mile in beverly and lawrence and we have dense fog all the way to the seacoast. a little light fog in boston not looking too bad from the foggy point of view. we have a couple of spotty showers traveling south of say marshfield and taunton and these will track across the cape. upper 60s the ruling right now.
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worcester foggy and 64 degrees. 64 in nashua, new hampshire. so difficulties and 70s will do it. we have got about 68 degrees in the city. we do have that fog that i am going to be tracking until about 8 to 10 a.m. i think at that point, it really starts to lift. it is just like everything he will going to be a little slow today. at noontime, 76, dry, gradual clearing with highs landing in the lower 80s. julie grauert is back with >> shiri in the last 30 seconds that accident has been cleared up. if that is an indication of how today is going to go, i like what i am seeing. the accident right after the o'neill tunnel. looking good though. north of the pike, no issues except for this water main break in chelsea at route 16 in murray street. westbound side of revere beach. and make sure it is all klonld up. live drive time 23 minutes from 495 to mass avenue. 11 minutes on the expressway. 20 minutes on 128 southbound
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weston tolls. back to you. checking our top stories. the man that terrorized new york and in new jersey with bombs is in the hospital. ahmad khan rahami is in the hospital after getting hurt in a shootout with police officers in new jersey. they are focusing on several trips he made to pakistan and afghanistan trying to determine if it was radicalized. the bomb technician believe the 28-year-old made the bombs himself and he was l trained with someone with experience making i eds. the unexploded bomb in new york had his fingerprints which they matched from a previous arrest. here at home, the southbridge police chief want to better protect his officers. a new plan around the department's parking lot. south bridge police had a number of security scares in the past. last year a man doused a police cruiser with crash and caught it on fire. a revamp.
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will cut down on the way times and allow more people to ride the t's busiest line. stephanie coueignoux is at the jfk umass station with the addition that the agency wants to make. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: i will outline that plan in just a second but certainly this is very welcomed news for anyone who takes the red line. we are here at the jfk, umass staying, and quiet for now and the calm before the storms and the red line is the mbta's busiest line. but take a look, this is plan. we put a screen up for to you give you line by line what this plan is according to the boston globe. the mbta wants to replace 86 red line cars and add more than two dozen cars. all of this will increase passenger capacity by 50%. now mbta officials say the newer car also have better brakes that will allow those trains to travel much faster. however this is a plan that will not cop cheaply.
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amount but one that will reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars. they have already set aside $200 million to upgrade the 86 cars and $566 million to replace 300 red and orange line cars. the new cars are not expected to run for another seven years until 2023. and coming up in 15 minutes, we will take a look at how this overhaul is going to impact those wait times in between trains. in dorchester, i am stephanie coueignoux, fox25 news. behind bars for allegedly dragging a woman down the road with her truck. police say 56-year-old susan dixon is a danger to the public. on saturday, dixon allegedly smoked crack with a woman and met her in a gas station parking lot. dixon tells police that the woman tried to steal $5 from her truck and grab the steering wheel as dixon tried to drive away. dixon dragged an alleged drug dealer down the street after
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any drugs. we are learning more abouted mel cat history of a man accused of driving his suv into a newton restaurant. bradford kasler suffers from multiple sclerosis. in court yesterday, prosecutors said they took that into account and played no role in the crash at sweet tomatoes. casler pled not guilty of motor vehicle homicide and was released without bail. casler's lawyer is expected back in court for documents of the hearing in this case. a dentist facing charges of sexual assault are facing two new claims that he inappropriately touched patients. the worcester telegram reports that two more patients came forward with allegations against dr. nikal patel after his arrest in august. the worcester telegram said one woman claimed that dr. patel robbed his -- rubbed his
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different occasions and another woman claimed he grabbed and pinched her breasts. he is out on bail and has an active license to practice dentistry. he denied all charges. a sculpture honoring children killed in the holocaust stolen from a local cemetery. the cemetery on center street in milton last week. it was created by 81-year-old fred manas of waltham a trib fwult his sister death camps in world war ii. >> i can't imagine how anyone would steal it other than a hate crime. there is a value to bronze, but it is not significant. >> the director of the cemetery has filed a police report and officers are investigating. a warning for parents about a common medicine given to kid. coming up at 6:00, the side effects for the medication that doctors say is too risky. a smelly flower opening up in new england.
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every time a new charter school opens in massachusetts, it takes funding away from regular public schools in that area. this year alone, charter schools will take more than 400 million dollars away from neighborhood public schools. that's not right. instead of draining even more money from neighborhood public schools and giving it to charters, let's devote public resources to all of our students... don't lift the cap on charter schools. vote no on question 2. welcome back. watching traffic and weather together he ten minutes. julie, how is it looking out there now. >> julie: we moved to the yellows. 13 minutes from the expressway from the braintree split to the pike.
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weather today might be gray. >> shiri: gray or even green. a few showers on the map. down across the south coast, the cape and island. those are areas watching for light rain. maybe one or two downpours for the day and we already picked up nearly .02 of rain in new bedford and hyannis and raining for parts of the area. most of us misty, cloudy, foggy touring the morning hours and temperatures for this morning will be in the 60s for the cmu bus stop. back to you. if you have frozen waffles in your freezer, listen up, kellogg is issuing a recall for the popular breakfast food item. 10,000 cases of eggo nutragrain whole wheat waffles have been recalled for ten-count packs with best used by states of november of last year. no one has gotten sick. recall of samsung's new
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1 million samsung galaxy phones are being recalled. 37% of those will seek a refund. 26% plan to buy an iphone. and 18% plan to stick with the gall lacksy note 7. amazon opening a book store in our area at the legacy place mall in dedham. the store is hiring nearly 20 people. the store will sell books, amazon's kindle reader, fire amazon has two other book stores one in seattle, one in san diego, a third being planned for portland, oregon. aa exciting for us because we can walk over to legacy place. looking forward to that. a note left on one of the new york bombs references the boston marathon attack plus police safety up for discussion at one local headquarters. we are checking in live with all of our reporter after the break. funny man jim carrey
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why he is being blamed for his girlfriend's suicide. a local father saying thank you to boston police. how he says one officer went above and beyond to help anymore my prescription costs keep going up.
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trump: yeah, there has to be some form. v.o.: ayotte and trump, wrong for new hampshire women. planned parenthood votes is responsible for the content of this advertising. 5:44 this morning. 23ur just joining us getting you up to the minute on all of our top stories. >> sara: rain and fog will make it difficult to get around. a local police chief said his department asks for protection for his officers before they come into work. we are keeping up up to date on new york and new jersey bombings. michael henrich live at the marathon finish like with the stark similarities between the recent attacks and the ones in boston three years ago. good morning, michael.
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multiple reports say law enforcement sources say a note found on one of the unexploded bombs the improvised explosive devices in new york and new jersey did have references to what happened here at the finish line in 2013. still not clear how much this du al bombing here in boston influenced suspected new jersey bomber ahmad khan rahami but both contained pressure that said, the top official with the fbi in boston tell fox25 there is no credible imminent threat against new england targets. but they are not take anything chances. the stepped-up security around the area that you might notice is coming up ahead in our next report in 15 minutes. for now live in back bay, michael henrich, fox25 morning news. i am jess yes, sir live in southbridge where the chief of police is asking for fence around the police parking lot
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on the job and start their day. we have video we want to show you of the current police parking situation here. you can see it is not really that security secure and no fence around it. according to the telegram and gazette. the police want to change that. they want to install the fence around the police parking lot. he has asked the town to repurpose up to $60,000 grand that was going to be used to repave the parking lot for a fence, and town counselors unanimously approved that peeve am in their parking lot over the last few weirs. in june, a man ran into the lobby here, threatened to kill everyone, ran out back, doused the cruiser on fire. more on that coming up in 15 minutes. live in south bridge, jessica reyes, fox25 morning news. and i am stephanie coueignoux live in dorchester at the jfk umass redline station. the mbta has announced a major overall to the red line to help improve passenger commute
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points to detail that plan for you. now according to the "boston globe" the mbta wants to replace 86 red line cars and add two dozen new cars that will help increase passenger capacity by 50%. and not only that, but instead of waiting four and a half minutes in between drains, you would only have to wait three minutes. would you have to wait a bit longer for these new cars to be in service. that not set to happen for another seven years. no word yet on the specific the mbta but coming up, the improved feature on these cars to help with the travel time. stephanie coueignoux, fox25 morning news. 5:47. a blah start to the morning weather-wise. >> sara: i know you don't like this and a positive thing. i thought about this. this weather reminds you of florida. and you love florida. change, you head and --
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>> gene: what else you got? laugh the sunshine state, yeah. >> shiri: we will see that part of that florida forecast for the afternoon. look at these crazy rainfall totals that came in. ashburnham at over 4 inches. dartmouth over 2 numbers. an inch and a half in wareham. but down in lexington barely getting half an inch of rain and even less than that in boston. it was highly variable for many, many of us actually saw much-needed very good rainfall totals, and it ist raining over parts of the cape, the islands and south coast right now. we will see a couple of lingering showers there along that front. slow to move, but over time, clearing skies pushing their way, fighting their way into town. so although we do start off with patchy fog, some mist where we have that fog and showers over southeastern massachusetts, i do expect that we will see some improvements once we hit lunchtime today. until lunchtime, go with a mostly cloudy forecast.
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and islands, but north and west of boston, we see those clouds slowly thin out and more and more sunshine into worcester, lowell, manchester during the afternoon and boston turning partly sunny here. it is likely going to stay mostly cloudy over southeastern mass because of that nearby front. 68 in the city right now. we have got okay visibility in the city. it is not terrible fog. but the fog is much thicker out toward worcester and out toward lawrence and the seacoast of new hampshire. look at those cloudy skies with 68 degrees a.m., we are back to 70. we have mid opinion is 70s at 11:00 and closer to 80 degrees this afternoon and talking temperatures a good 10 degrees above average later today so about 80 in boston and beverly. mid-80s and the brighter conditions in spots like lowell and nashua and milford, new hampshire. fitchburg at 83. worcester at 73. 83 in norwood. we start getting into those
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plymouth a mostly cloudy day for you that does not mean you won't eany breaks in the clouds but clouds win this one out. upper 70s for your highs, bridgewater at 72 and 80s in the cape and islands where the showers will last the longest and patchy rain for the morning showers and this afternoon the clouds will hang tight. we have 60s and 50s overnight tonight. going to be a little bit sticky overnight. the humidity really drops here tomorrow. sunshine back in full here with a couple of nice high clouds. 83 on thursday. friday increasing clouds leading to the slight chance for showers friday night and saturday morning. rest of the weekend clears out with highs in the 60s. let's send you over to julie grauert with live drive time traffic and an accident update. >> julie: shiri, this accident is on 3 northbound near the expressway in braintree. still early and if this is not cleared out in the next half an hour it will cause
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drive time. 24, 28, 95 looking good. north of the pike. i do want to remind you restrictive flow right now on route 16, revere, beach parkway because of a water main break in chelsea. it is partially blocked westbound murray street. here are the live drive times. 14 minutes on route 3 from 228 to the braintree split. 14 minutes on 24. 12 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to columbia woed. back to you. a new protest by nfl players during the national anthem. last their fists during the star spangled banner. took place before their monday night football match-up of the chicago bears. the players want to continue the conversation about race relations in america. it no other players took part in that protest. actor jim carrey being sued business his late girlfriend's estranged husband. accuses carre y of giving his girlfriend powerful painkillers she used to commit suicide. not sure how much money the
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donations from people he don't even know. >> i tell you what, you saved my life. >> reporter: john kowonowski is talking about his 20-month-old alexander. a concerned caller led to an officer and barrett. >> somebody was concerned because i was covered in sweat. i had a baby. it is a high drug area. >> reporter: officer barrett approached this father and son. >> he said i totally understand why you are stopping me. this doesn't look good. he said i am sweatin started to explain the story. >> reporter: john's story brought in bpd vet to tears. >> in my 20 years as a police officer, this one really hit home hard. >> reporter: john was in foster care as a child. he is a recovering addict. alexander's mom also in a shelter. john said his son, alexander, made him wake up. >> without him i would probably be out running the streets. >> reporter: that day john was carrying alexander pushing a
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little boy. officer barrett dropped everything and called her niece to help. >> she told me she had never cried like that in 20 years so i was really touched. >> reporter: karen powers posted a message on her mom's group facebook page. the response stunned these two southie swim the response was immediate and overwhelming. >> reporter: for john, a new stroller, clothes and toys. >> it was mind blowing to have this happen to me. >> daniel: now with a handled up, on his own. >> means i will be able to save money to get an apartment. >> daniel: john had full custody of his son for a year and the donation also allow him to save money for his new apartment. the officers says doing things like this is the best part of being a cop. in the newsroom, daniel miller, fox25 morning news. >> gene: a lot of good people doing good stuff. >> sara: a wonderful thing. >> gene: very nice. 5 d 55.
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now at 6:00, the suspect behind the bombings in new york and new jersey waking up under police guard in a hospital bed. the elaborate evidence that police say connected him to the crime and the reference he allegedly made to the boston marathon bombing. a local police chief says he needs more protection for his officers when they get to work and leave work. the unanimous decision from town counselors the chief says will help keep his guys safe. tracker radar. how long the drizzle will last before clearing skies take over money to. >> announcer: complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody. thank you for being with us on this tuesday morning september 20. help your morning is off to great start. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: and i am sara underwood. feeling a bit like florida this morning. meteorologist shiri spear says the muggy, foggy, damp
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she is in the storm tracker weather center to time out the slow improvement. >> sara: the case of the muggies and moisture is fueling from the south coast over to wareham and over to the cape and islands. get ready for occasional rain in those spots. boston though looking day prostorm tracker radar. i can tell you the mist loves to sneak under radar. a little misty and fog the morning. 69 in boston. 63 if worcester. fog all the way to nashua, new hampshire to 65 degrees and dense f portsmouth, new hampshire beverly as well. it will be thick where we have it. in boston itself, we hang tight with the clouds this morning. 8 a.m., i have got 69 degrees. by 10 a.m., 72. mid-70s for lunchtime and peek close to 80 but the clouds don't break apart until closer to the afternoon. 80 to 86 test. gradual clearing from the northwest to the southeast. i have got the hour-by-hour


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