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does rob gronkowski really have a punctured lung. >> gene: finding out the plan for hunting of lawrence students after a school is closed after a damage could close the building for awhile. >> sara: donald trump's transition into the white house, key agreements drawing criticism from both sides of the aisle. complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody, thank you for joining us. i'm gene lavanchy. >> sara: i'm sara underwood. you will definitely want to hunt down the umbrella this morning because getting ready for a soak are of forecast. shiri spear in fox25 stormtracker weather center with timeline on rain. >> shiri: we got rain, wind, coastal concerns today, right now showers pretty broken up, pretty light what we have of it,
day nice and dry, areas like boston 49? and keep in mind southern new hampshire right now in nashua, we have a little bit of light rain at 40?, drying up before you go down to the ground and sneak in a couple of rain drops between fitchburg and outer cape and islands drizzly and damp to start things off, brockton one of the dry towns this morning, 9:00 a.m. 48?, mostly cloudy out there, showers really start to increase late-morning and into the afternoon and temperatures intense stuff here in time for the evening commute. i will time out that and risk for coastal flooding. julie back now with live drive time traffic this morning and accident update. >> thankfully getting it pretty easy as far as weather and morning commute. still waiting for the accident to clear on pike eastbound. 495 in hopkinton right lane blocked and seeing some delays approaching the accident site and slightly after. as we shift eastbound things slow on 93 south right around
medford. expressway pretty typical volume as you head northbound past the gas tank. here are live drive times, 52 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass ave. almost a half hour on the expressway, 45 minutes on 128 south from peabody to the weston tolls. >> gene: new details just in this morning about a crash involving a state police cruiser. investigators now say the cruiser was hit by a taxi and driver took off. it happened just before 3:00 this morning on commonwealth ave right near berkeley street. police say two other cars and damaged but no one was hurt. police are working to track down the driver by identifying the cab couple. gene: gronk may be sidelined for sunday's game in safiro furtado following a brutal hit against the seahawks. earlier report said tight end suffered a punctured lung but now the report says it is not that serious. >> sara: michael henrich live at gillette stadium, and either way, gronk said it was one of
>> michael: brutal hit but fair and square, and as we stand outside of gillette stadium here where the hit took place on sunday night, there's a bunch of head scratching about whether gronk will be able to take the field or not this coming weekend. rob gronkowski meet earl thomas. it is the hardest hit of his career. >> he hit me fair -- fair and square. it is football. you're going to eventually. >> michael: now it is patriots fans that are holding their collective breath. nfl network ian rappapport said gronk punctured his lung and will not play against the 49ers this weekend but espn insiders refutes saying gronk bruised his chest and it is not overly seers. teammate braid had not heard about the injury before the
>> i'm not sure. i left the facility and haven't heard anything. still haven't heard anything. that was the first i just heard of it. if that is the case hope he is doing well and won't know more until tomorrow when you go into the football facility. >> michael: fox25 caught up with other patriots who admired gronk toughness, finishing the game with whatever the final diagnosis. >> had pretty tough injuries and come back, rehab hard and, you know, play never falls off, so i think that shows credit he deserves for time he puts in taking care of his body and being ready to go. >> michael: so either way the patriots aunt playing here in gillette and going out in san francisco the coming weekend. the niners have the worst record in the nfc, so with or without gronk, tommy and the tame should be able to handle things. all that said we are keeping a close eye on this and as soon as some clarity comes to light we will bring it to you. live in foxborough, michael henrich, fox25 news. >> gene: president-elect
vice president to discussion the transition of power. there's a lot of buzz about who will get key cabinet positions and reportedly sparking tense talks behind the scenes. daniel miller jones us now. daniel, the environment sounds pretty hostile here. >> daniel: right, at least right now. cnn says it has a source describing the transition as a, quote, knife fight. the big challenge is lack of clarity about the division of power between trump's chief of staff reince priebus, his chief strategist stephen bannoan son-in-law jerrod cushner. vice president elect mike pence will be at trump tower in new york city today to meet with trump to discuss possible nominees. the washington post reporting former new york city mayor rudy giuliani and ambassador john bolton top two in running in the secretary of state position. so far one of his appointments has come under fire. chief strategist stephen bannon here. he is the former head of breitbart news, right wing media
antisemitic and racist. many denounced the position including elizabeth warren. she tweeted the president of the united states should condemn bigots, not give them west wing office to decide the country's future. trump's campaign manager, she defended bannon. >> people should look at the full resume, harvard business degree, naval officer, certainly was goldman partner. >> daniel: there's reports donald trump trying to get the three children and son-in-law permission to receive top security clearance. donald junior, eric, ivanka and her husband have all been advisors on trump campaign and on the transition committee. now, if given secret service clearance four might have access to travel schedules and secret procedures and will likely not get operational or analytical intelligence reports unless they have a job that requires that.
reports. in the newsroom, i'm daniel miller, fox25 news. >> sara: this lawrence elementary school remains closed this morning after a fire destroyed a second floor classroom. you could see that the flames blew out several windows and the damage inside is even worse. fox25 jessica reyes is live outside the school with 500 students and staff had to be evacuated, jess. >> jessica: they did, sara. the fire tore through very quickly morning. so kids were here, teachers were here, they were starting the day when the fire broke out here. windows you see, this is the area of the school where it started in science classroom and firefighters did say the very worst of the damage is in this area of the building. we know the school is going to be closed today and at least until the end of the week. firefighters were called here to the bruce elementary school just before 8:30 yesterday morning after that fire was reported on the second floor. there's no word on the cause
tribune is reporting this morning it may have been electrical in nature. more than 500 students were evacuated from inside and they were moved to the nearby elementary school in lawrence. the fire chief says the fire damage was contained to the one science classroom and smoke and water damage throughout the building, especially on the second floor. this is actually the second fire that's happened at this site here. the old bruce elementary school actually burned down, in fact, so we are working to get some more information from superintendent and the mayor is to what is next for these students, when this school may open back up. of course, we will keep you posted as soon as we get more information from them. live in lawrence this morning, jessica reyes, fox25 news. >> gene: state offering reward with this massive fire in belmont. firefighters still dousing the flames shooting from the abandoned building at maclaine hospital campus.
still unclear, the fire officials are urging people to call the arson hotline if they know what sparked the fire. the hotline offers a reward up to $5,000 if a tip helps to solve this case. >> sara: taunton couple facing charges with tragic hit-and-run accident that killed a father. cecily kilsby-manufo appeared in court yesterday. she is accused of hitting michael alfano. she kept driving dragging alfano with her car. she pulled over a moment so her boyfriend and codefendant could throw the bike into the woods. outside court people closest to alfano were outraged by the details. >> i don't care that she is 19, i don't care if she has any prior charges. i don't care. i don't care. you killed somebody and it was malicious because you didn't stop.
alive. >> sara: the woman in the red is alfano five months pregnant guild and leaves behind two other children. they are being held on bail. >> gene: boston mayor walsh giving leaders power to reject construction permits. the move comes about a month after a fair of workers were killed in a trench collapse and aftermath of that south boston incident learned that atlantic drain, the company the men worked for, had long history of safety violations examine force companies applying for construction permits to inform the city of any and all violations. city would then have right to deny, suspend, revoke based on history. gene: last night mayor dan rivera posted the picture to the facebook page showing progress being made at veterans memorial stadium.
that the high school team should be able to play there on thanksgiving morning. last month heaps of trash and glass were left on the field costing more than $800,000 to replace. insurance covered most of the cost. >> julie: we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. on the pike 52 minute ride 495 to mass ave. shiri? >> this morning a little bit of drizzle on tap and a lot of you starting out on breakfast this morning dry for l wind, coastal flooding and how long the rain and wind lasts into the evening hours coming up next. >> 7:11, fight lands this new hampshire woman behind bars. what she is accused of doing after the store refused to give her upgrade.
car to die. he didn't remember his son was in the back seat. >> i went to work as if he wasn't even in the back and he fall asleep really easily. >> prosecutors argued he wanted to be free of his family as toddler died strapped inside his car seat harris texted sexual messages to six women, including a minor. >> i love my son. those were uttered ten before this defendant was selfish, abandoned and malignant heart did exactly that. >> sara: juror of six men and six women deliberated 70 hours and he tossed lightbulbs into his car after lunch the day his
>> convicted killer and now faces life in prison. juror found harris guilty on all charges including three counts of murder, two counts of cruelty to children and three counts relating to electronic exchanges to underage girl and sentencing scheduled for december >> gene: union leader reports pamela reynolds was denied a phone upgrade and police called to remove reynolds and reportedly drove at an officer who was able to get out of the way and all but elbow out of the way and reynolds expected in
notify the public and 39-year-old shawn barren convicted of four counts of child rape and currently working at bartlett farm stand. parents we talked to say it is concerning one mother who did not want her face shown on camera says she will be taking her business elsewhere. >> i know i won't be shopping there and bring my kids there. >> it is always a concern but i guess everybody needs second chance. >> owner of bartlett farm refused to talk to us tell us she worked with shawn barren at another farm in concord. >> julie: 7:16. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. take closer look at the pike where i'm seeing blocks and patches of heavy steady volume. average speeds 13 miles per hour right now eastbound on the pike as you make your way past speen street route 30 in natick. things slowing down on 95 and approach 128. expressway heavy steady volume
columbia road. also seeing volume increase on 93 south as you head through medford and into somerville and this is what we are dealing with on route 1 in saugus. this isn't because of an accident, this is typical morning volume approaching lynn fells parkway. here are live drive times, 38 minutes on the pike eastbound, that's from 495 to the weston tolls. changing red right in front of us. 17 minutes in the segment from the weston tolls to the ted williams tunnel. hovering around half hour on the prey from the braintree split to the exit for the pike. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now taking a look at concerned about. shiri? >> shiri: i think the biggest thing out there, julie, coastal flooding that i'm expecting right around midday. this is going to be comparable to if not exceeding with the last month and on top of that we have a storm surge. beach erosion go hand-in-hand and not expect that we will see any kind of significant beach erosion and heavy rain for everybody, so even if you're away from the coast you're not dealing with this. we have the potential of street
leaves. minor coastal provincetown, scituate, boston, revere, hampton beach and all of eastern new hampshire, eastern massachusetts under the advisory astronomical high tide and expecting shore roads to be covered by water and perhaps even some water and local basements there just for the low lying homes at the coastline. we have temperatures right now in the 40s and 50s. let's take you up and light rain and 42? and not going to last you all that lock, in and out, pressing up into new hampshire right now, so by 9:00 a.m. you're going to be stuck with the clouds again, dry weather and late-morning the showers are back and this time around they stick around and they get heavier into the afternoon. temperatures only sliding into the lower 50s there, so temperatures not expected to move that much today. we got highs in the upper 40s, highs in the 50s, that's it. 10:00 this morning, this is what
little more widespread. future cast underdoing it here but most of the rain at 10:00 a.m. still going to be kind of light, patchy, noon time start seeing the yellows and oranges denoting the heavier rainfall and, in fact,, the heaviest stuff will start pressing in and turning more widespread as kids are coming home from school here at 3:00 p.m. and biggest concerns probably right around the evening commute and dinner time tonight. that's when we get the heaviest of the showers, winds gusting 30 miles per hour on top of that and by dealing with overnight drizzle. this is going and track and could see a couple spots to plan two inches of rain. and weekend always in view and
thursday, friday and saturday and highs in the upper 50s and perhaps even mixing with some flurries and monday morning commute. sara, back to you. >> sara: heroin epidemic creating another public health crisis in massachusetts. one man spoke with able to beat his addiction only to face a lifesaving >> not all rainbows and puppy dogs. >> sara: hep c rates have been increasing especially in young people. public health official believe there's a direct correlation between the rise and injection of drug use and the rise in hep c. tonight on fox25 news at 10:00 we will tell you about the other new health concerns heroin crisis causing in massachusetts and what the state is trying to
>> sara: refreshing to have a classy in the white house. city's mayor responded saying just made my day. now residents are >> sara: man running down the stairs tackling a speaker to the ground. this happened last night at ohio state university. the video was captured by a student with school's newspaper. protesters quickly pulled others off as police led him away. rallies like these have popped up across the nation as people who did not vote for donald
>> shiri: 10:00 a.m. 60% chance of showers into the afternoon and it is going to pour, my friends. hour-by-hour look with future cast coming up next. >> catherine: massachusetts attorney general launched hotline of racism in fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record, fly, gary, fly.
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>> sara: heavy rain and wind making for miserable tuesday afternoon. >> look at that shot there. >> going to look entirely different later on today and rain coming down and folks need to pay attention, shiri, because bonding, flooding in some spots. english right now mostly clouds and a little bit of light rain coming in and steady lighter rain over nantucket with temperatures in the 50s, south shore into wayland at 42. boxford a little batch of rain there over to bedford, new hampshire, and from
this is societal problem light right now it is going to be incredibly low impact for your drive into work. so the boston area today by 9:00 a.m. 48? we got some spot showers but the heaviest steady stuff really going to wait until noon and beyond. so by late-morning the showers start filling in and 51? and pockets of heavy rain that could lead to street flooding but on top of that watching the coast very closely for the potential time out those threats for you coming up in just a couple minutes. >> shiri: taking. >> julie: southbound on 93 through medford approaching somerville. 128 starting to build up as you approach 93 and jammed up from the braintree split to neponset on the expressway.
minutes on 93 south. 23 minutes on 128 northbound from westwood to the weston tolls. >> gene: hard hit leaves rob gronkowski. diagnosis called into question and only patriot a little sore after sunday's game and live in foxborough this morning with what is bothering well jurors go over the gronk situation here. take look at what happened in the second quarter during sunday's game. gronk called hardest hit during his career and patriot nation holding its breath because nfl network's ian rappapport and
injury but it is not overly serious. look at what happened in the third quarter, hit ended up with roughing the passer penalty, of course, and brady when speaking on the radio ahead of monday night football says he is feeling the soreness of that hit. >> i will be ready to go next week. good treatment i get buddy alex and i will be good to go. it is part of football. i'm no different. i will get my treatment and get out to practice and be ready to go. >> brady should be on the field and gronk's status up on the air and looking to learn more on that. either way the 49ers aren't very good and so patriots fans are likely taking some comfort
>> sara: jesse fillerup charged with attempted murder. we were on recommendinger street as emergency crews responded to the scene. victim was taken to the house with severe head injuries. she is still in the icu. police say they were unable to answer questions about the crime because of the state's domestic violence laws. fillerup will be back in court monday for a hearing. >> one of the 16 guns taken earlier this year. prosecutors say the gun turned up during a robbery in boston. as of now all the five of the guns have been recovered. the fbi is offering a $15,000 reward for information helping to locate those weapons. meanwhile, all three people facing charges in connection to
lawyers. >> gene: hoping joggers and bikers can help track down man wanted for assault. 23-year-old man recovering after recovering at loop trail on sunday. woman was grabbed from behind and assaulted and suspect ran away when woman fought back. >> no connection between the victim and suspect so randomness gives me cause for hurt and looking for white man between 18 and 25 years old with shaggy dark blonde hair and might be driving a four-door sedan. >> sara: racial slurs that were allegedly left on man's doorstep. catherine parrotta live in natick this morning where investigators are calling this
>> determination whether or notes it something that's appropriate for legal enforcement action. criminal prosecutions and civil prosecution. >> there have been several reports nationwide since the election and racist message spray-painted on wall in durham, north carolina and similar messages on bathroom wall in minnesota >> catherine: it was mentioned about racism and harassment across the coefficient -- country and asked people to stop with the behavior. fox25 news.
homes in mildford. called crusade and her has headline rip white christian america and papers are printed in arkansas and likely dumped in middle of the night and mailed personally to the chief of police. >> find something like that in driveway and taking children to school and >> gene: backlash for new balance and public affairs
declaring the boston based company the official shoemaker of white people. it does not tolerate bigotry in any form and has employees from all races, genders and sexual orientation >> sara: "t" in talks with private company bridge to provide late and overnight bus service to select routes. this comes less than one year after late night rail service was canceled due to lack of
excitement might be building for new train but you have to wait awhile and don't hit the tracks until 2019. >> julie: we will be waiting awhile for those. 93 south hovering low 50 minute mark as head to the zakim >> 40 to 50 bridge and a little bit cool, not cold out there, maybe even umbrella as you got a couple of sprinkles to drive home from work though in school, 3:00 p.m. looking very messy for kids parents teachers and heavy rain, temperatures still in the 40s and 50s. time out the heaviest of showers for your town coming up next.
come. >> state passed it. you know, if the town want to enact their own bylaws, i have no problem with that. >> daniel: ashland isn't the only community saying hold on. the mayor of methuen told the globe he wants to ban marijuana retailers in his city. 52% of local voters there oppose the ballot question and quincy and braintree the mayor said they are looking at several local ballot question to ban marijuana shops and they approved question four. bringing questions firework shops in new hampshire, buyers from the bay state. now back to ashland and where the majority of people vote to legalize marijuana but it was a very close vote, difference of 350 votes. in the newsroom, i'm daniel
brockton how the mayor spending taxpayer money to take a class. granite was wrong color and needed to be reordered. the city paid for the new piece but the first one has disappeared. >> who signed for the granite, where was hard to locate it, where is it? you know, who knows what about the granite. >> and this is not the first time the mayor has been criticized. in june 2015 carpenter's driver's license suspended for failure to pay state taxes. also faced questions about detail drive him around and finance committee meeting monday to further discuss the course
>> gene: board of selectmen fired alfreda cromwell. claimed she was discriminated against because woman, african-american and lesbian. fox25 spoke to the police chief and serious of infractions and possible child endangerment. >> i have concerns about way conducted police work and way she did her job and reason sergeant cromwell no longer works here. >> >> gene: cromwell filed grievances through the union. she and her attorney also filed a complaint with massachusetts commission against discrimination. >> julie: we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. because conditions change so quickly. on the roads right now new accident on 128 southbound. it is right as you propose the braintree split so seeing additional volume because of that. a little slow on route 3 northbound approaching route 3 in weymouth.
expressway still heavy volume as you expect to find from the braintree split past exit 13 freeport street and all the way up to columbia road. here are live drive times, 26 minutes on route 3 from 228 to the split. 18 minutes on 24 and 33 minutes on the expressway from the split to columbia road. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now tracking some heavy rain, coastal flooding as well throughout the new england. shiri? >> shiri: those are all concerns i have especially as we inch toward lunchtime to be more widespread late-morning, lunchtime, coastal flooding likely between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., that's for the 11:00 high tide that we have today but you can't think of it as single point. you got to give yourself hours before and after and into the night we will be watching gust 30 miles per hour and shouldn't do any damage but going to make for wind blown rain. 49? in boston right now. we just got the clouds for the time being. no measurable rain, i do have a
across new england right now and see by 9:00 a.m. we are going to see spot showers at least approach boston by 11:00 a.m., late-morning into the afternoon and just on and off rain at times the rain will be heavy and temperatures hovering right around 40? here. when we get the heavier downpours temperatures will drop a little bit, showers ease up, we should recover, so not the prettiest day by far. we got area of low pressure that's going to be tracking toward us. closer it gets the steadier the rain is going to become and because we got winds that are west and already got the high tide because of the super moon and put it all together, we got coastal flooding concerns. future cast here at 10:00 this morning, notice how patchy and mostly light the showers are, couple of those showers could easily be closer to boston by then and noon time comes along though and expecting widespread rain, a lot of it is light, headed especially north of the mass pike but south of the pike we start seeing these spots here of heavier steadier rain.
coverage, so unfortunately the wettest time of the day ends up being evening commute and cause slowdown on top of that we could be looking at usual street flooding you could get from the heavier downpours, so not good, especially where leaves are clogging the drains this time of the year. into the evening hour showers will lighten up, turn into drizzle by midnight and high of 53 in boston and norwood today. 52 in lawrence, 40s in new hampshire, upper 50s down across southeastern massachusetts with the rain. watching the coast here for the midday high tide today and tomorrow even though drying out for wednesday 58? and sunny and quiet thursday, friday, saturday but sunday we are bringing back that chance for rain for the second half of the weekend. i'm watching radar closely, have update coming up.
>> sara: president plans to meet with greek prime minister and transition of power to president-elect donald trump. the president's trump will also include stops in germany and peru. sara: two people are dead, thousands more stranded following yesterday's powerful earthquake in new zealand. landslides have blocked off roadways leading into small towns leaving people with a limited supply of food and water. new zealand prime minister says the nation could be facing billions of and most important use of the resources now helping those that are stuck. still to come on the fox25 morning news. scary moments for passengers aboard the flight to toronto. the flying object that may have forced the plane to do zigzag in midair. but first, lyft is retiring its
>> sara: augmented reality if they continue to develop the glasses. images and information overlaid in the view of the real world. sara: lyft making it easier to find the ride. this is the amp. it is a device that sits on driver's dashboard and change colors to help riders find their car. the other side of the device will display text with the rider's name so they can confirm they are in the right spot. lyft says it plans to change colors for h teams colors following a win in the city and introduction of the amp will mean the end of the ride sharing companies iconic pink mustache. lyft plans to start rolling out the devices next year. >> gene: dangerous toys lift coming out. world causing harm and top ten list toys for kids big unveiling happening at 10:00 this morning right here in boston and fox25
air and online full list of toys that you need to watch out for this holiday season. gene: amazon will no longer use wrap. gift bags and they will be sold at the same price as the old wrapping paper. one of the hottest toys this holiday season isn't just for kids. nintendo released mini version of video game system sold out. nes first introduced to america in 1980s and new version brings back 30 classics including the original super mario. nintendo says it is happy to have more of the systems available soon. you know, i got a super nintendo gaming system at home, so i got to find out where that is. blow out the dust.
basement. >> gene: it is dad's turn. going old school. >> sara: still ahead, prince was very protective of music but new lawsuit claims he had a chance of heart before his death. why rapper jay-z claims the pop icon sold him the exclusive rights. >> shiri: keeping close eye on 11:00 a.m. and shore roads being covered by water and also some basements potentially taking on some water as well. i'm going to break down the
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>> shiri: now at 8:00, like it or not rain coming it the your town and who could see flooding at the end of the day. >> michael: gronk called it hardest hit he has taken in his career. >> gene: new fight against the opioid epidemic starting in our own backyard. national effort to fight drug addiction spearheaded by the dea that is about to begin in new england. complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody, thank you for joining us on it had morning, november 15th, we hope your day off to a great start. i'm gene lavanchy. >> sara: i'm sara underwood.
with look at why the morning will be the easiest part of the day. >> shiri: showers out there but they are light up in southern new hampshire right now, supports at 44? and patchy stuff around the worcester area, fitchburg, many of you actually tapping into dry conditions and norwood and down to the cape, nantucket as well and i don't have widespread rain yet but it is coming. so somewhere like brockton t 10:00 a.m. with scattered showers and only gets heavier into the afternoon and evening hours. timing out not just that but the potential for coastal flooding also coming up in about ten. julie grauert now with live drive time traffic this morning taking us out to the expressway. volume on 128 as you approach the braintree split. north of the pike it is 128 south approaching 93 and then through the lexington area where
open back up. live drive time, 36 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 27 minutes on the expressway and 45 minutes on 93 south from andover to the leverett connector. back to you. >> gene: gronk may be sidelined in brutal hit during sunday night's hit during the punctured lung and conflicting reports saying that the injury may not be as serious. >> sara: fox25 live at gillette stadium after the crunching tackle, michael. >> michael: questions swirling about what it is going to be for the upcoming game.
hardest hit of the career. >> he hit me fair and square. it is football. >> michael: patriots fans holding collective breath and ian rappapport said gronk punctured his lung and will not play against the 49ers this weekend, but espn insider refutes the report saying gronk bruised chest and injury not overly seriou the injury before his monday night football radio appearance. >> won't know now until i go into the football facility. >> michael: fox25 caught up with other patriots who admired
>> come back and rehab hard and never falls off so i think that shows credit he deserves for time he puts in taking care of body and being ready to go. >> michael: gronk was supposed to be in new york for ea sports appearance and we will sort out which of the reports is most accurate and get that to you right away >> gene: opioid epidemic spread across the controversy and here as well and details on the new strategy to combat the drug crisis. good morning, jacqueline. >> jacqueline: holistic approach better addresses the need to educate the public how prescription painkillers can be. the federal drug enforcement
multifaceted approach in manchester, new hampshire. one of four take part in pilot program. federal funds will be used it the create a task force of detectives who will investigate overdoses ending in death or serious injury. it is designed to help state and local official track local drug dealers and larger suppliers and secure longer prison sentences. the dea says the message drug dealers is simple. if you sell heroin that causes overdose, could face federal charges and prison sentence. now the program fostering a community approach is already in place in pittsburgh, st. louis and milwaukee. reporting live in washington, jacqueline fell, fox25 news. >> gene: heroin epidemic creating health crisis. one man spoke with able to beat addiction only to face a life-changing consequence. >> heroin was more important than anything. just because you get clean doesn't mean it goes back to way it is.
>> gene: he is diagnosed with hepatitis c and they have been steadily increasing over the past decade especially in young people and public officials believe there's a direct correlation between rise in injection drug use and rise in hep c. tonight on fox25 news at ten, tell you about the other new health concerns heroin causing in massachusetts and what the state is doing to try to curb the crisis. >> sara: new details in about a crash that involved a state cruiser was hit by a taxi and the driver took off. this happened before 3:00 a.m. at commonwealth avenue in boston right near berkeley street. police say two other cars, light pole and fence were also damaged but no one was hurt. police working it the track down the driver by identifying the cab company. residents in sudden burr reconcerned over a level three sex offender whose working at local farm stand. police posted this information on facebook page to notify the public.
barren has convicted of four counts of child rape and working at bartlett's farm stand. parents we talk to say it is concerning. one mother that the didn't want to show her face says she will be taking her business elsewhere. >> i know i won't be shopping there and bring my kid there. >> always a concern and everybody needs second chance. >> the owner at bartlett farm refused to talk to us but people tell us she worked barren to another farm in concord. >> gene: elementary school closed after fire destroyed a second floor classroom. you could see flames blew out several windows and the damage inside even worse. fox25 jessica reyes live outside the bruce school where more than 500 students and staff had to be evacuated. good morning, jess. >> jessica: good morning, gene. 538 students to be exact and happened 8:30 and just starting the monday morning when this
here, this faces butler street and this is the area where we understand the fire started in a science classroom. this is the worst damages where you see the windows boarded up and know as we have been reporting throughout the morning school closed today and it sounds as though it may be closed through the end of the week. firefighters called here to the bruce elementary school just before 8:30 yesterday morning after that fire was reported in the second floor. there's no official word on cause just yet but eagle tribune is reporting it may, electrical in nature. 538 students were inside and evacuated from inside and they were moved to the nearby guilmette school. superintendent says the fear damage was fortunately contained to that one classroom, but there's a lot of smoke and water damage throughout the building especially on second floor in the area where the fire broke out. eagle tribune reports a lot of
especially on second floor leave behind winter coats and backpacks, things like that, and going to be missing those this coming winter. they had leave them inside as they had to evacuate so requestically. school closed today, and likely going to be closed through the rest of the week and reached out to the mayor and superintendent to give you better idea and keep you posted on that throughout the morning. >> gene: reward for fire in belmont. this time yesterday morning firefighters were still dousing the flames shooting from the abandoned building at the maclaine hospital campus while the cause of the fire is still unclear, fire officials are urging people to call the arson hotline if they know what sparked the fire. up to $5,000 if a tip leads to an arrest.
at 45 minutes and andover down to the zakim bridge. shiri? >> shiri: morning commute featuring patchy drizzle and lunchtime and rain and coastal flooding expected by dinner time tonight and breezy showers continue. i will show you how long they will end up being next. >> gene: coming up why injury says father deliberately put his son in danger.
>> shiri: plymouth getting a little bit of sprinkle and light rain in uxbridge, bellingham and franklin sliding into new hampshire right now from hampton all the way over to raymond and epsom, timing out the heaviest stuff when i'm back with you in about five. >> happening today president-elect donald trump will meet with vice president to talk about the transition to white house. it is a meeting that comes after several reported arguments behind closed doors positions in west wing and key national
the environment sound pretty hostile here. >> daniel: that's right. cnn says it has a source describing the transition as, quote, knife fight. the big challenge lack of clarity about the division of power between trump's chief of staff, reince priebus, chief strategist, stephen bannon and son-in-law jarrett cushner who has a key role in decisions. will be at trump tower in new york city today to meet with trump and discuss possible nominees. the washingt former new york city mayor rudy giuliani and ambassador john bolton are the top two in the running in the secretary of state position. now, so far one of the appointments has come under fire. chief strategist stephen bannon, former head of breitbart news, right wing media outlet and racist. many democrats denounce the appointment including massachusetts senator elizabeth warren. she tweeted the president of the united states should condemn
wing office to decide the controversy's future. trump's campaign manager defend defended bannon. >> he has a great resume, harvard business degree, he certainly was goldman sachs managing partner. >> daniel: president-elect trump trying to get his donald junior, husband on the committee. the four might have access to secure communications, travel schedules and secret service procedures and like not get operational or analytical intelligence reports unless they have a job that actually requires that. the trump team denying those reports. in the newsroom, daniel miller, fox25 news.
donald trump and vladimir putin had a phone call to improve relations. two leaders discussed wide range of issues including joining forces in the fight against terrorism. their aids are now working onsetting up face-to-face meeting between the pair but reports this morning say it is unlikely to happen before trump takes office. sara: took close to a week but hillary clinton has officially been named the winner of new hampshire's four electoral votes. clinton took new hampshire by about that leaves only michigan to be called and won't make a difference, though as donald trump well over the number of electoral votes needed to be president. university of dayton men's basketball team got a surprise when they arrived at dayton international airport. flyers took off yesterday and hillary clinton's former presidential campaign plane. this is the first time the team has flown in a political airplane. they have used jets belonging to
>> julie: average speed burlington to lexington 13 to 14 miles per hour. 93 south still batch of heavy steady volume as you work your way through medford and head toward somerville. things looking okay on 128 northbound typically we see things a little bit slower through needham and so i anticipate within the next half hour or so we will see the volume pick up and things slow down. we have a new accident and give northbound looks like as you head past freeport street. as we head out to the live pictures see volume heavy and steady past the gas tank. here are live drive times, 33 minutes on expressway, 45 minutes on 93 south and 29 minutes on 128 northbound from westwood to the weston tolls. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now. shiri, very little warm-up expected today is what you're saying and warning people
afternoon. >> shiri: going to be so lucky if you gain five? and monitoring for minor coastal flooding and event both midday today and probably midday tomorrow as well. not going hand-in-hand with beach erosion this time around but there will be heavy rain for everybody, so even if you're not seeing this coastal flooding get soaking wet later on today and got potential for minor coastal flooding areas like provincetown, scituate, boston, revere, hampton, new hampshire, of seeing on top of these already astronomical high tides and additional half foot to 1 foot storm surge which is going to push the water into the shoreline here. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. when we will be watching for it. if you saw flooding from the tide last month chances are you will see something comparable, if not more significant today and end up with couple coastal homes getting a little water in the basement. so i know you don't like to hear
lighter showers right now, boston at 49? now, talking clouds and yet to see any kind of measurable rain here, but temperature hovering right around the 50 degree mark, showers spreading here late-morning and into the afternoon, count on the heaviest stuff here later into the afternoon we go. here is future cast just to time it out for you, give you a little picture what 10:00 a.m. looks like, still kind of widely scattered, do plan on some of the rain closer to boston, northeastern mass, even southern new hampshire, but still mostly green, meaning mostly light and still somewhat scattered, turning more widespread here at noon time, also seeing more of the oranging and yellow ons map and work way in, pockets of heavy rain kids coming home from school and big concern going to be the evening commute and the fact that's when we are seeing the heaviest rain, potentially flooded roadways as well and that could be problematic this time of the year and so many leaves clogging the drain so don't like the way the evening commute shaping up, nor do i like dinner time tonight where
here late this afternoon as we head toward midnight it is going to ease up into just some drizzle. rain total will be pretty impressive from half inch to inch and a half, couple communities could end up with two inches of rain if you get frequent downpours. temperatures though remember i said they are barely going to move. all i got upper 40s to 50s today. i will average it out say about 52? between breezy showers and the potential of some coastal flooding here for the middle of the day. tomorrow still dry but we are still watching that thursday friday saturday keeping things dry with highs near 60? and cooler for the second half of the day with rain showers. >> gene: racist newspapers left on lawns in one local town and police say there's nothing they can do about the messages of hate.
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locked his car inside the hot car for seven hours as he sexting with several women and minor. he showed little reaction as jury convicted him of murder. jurors decide he indexly left his 22-month-old man in hot car to die. he didn't were the sleeping son was in the back seat. >> i went to work as if he wasn't even in t because falls asleep really easily when you drive the car. >> sara: prosecutors argued harris wanted to be free of his family as toddler died strapped inside his car seat harris texted sects messages to six women including a minor. >> i love my son. words uttered ten minutes before this defendant was selfish, abandoned abandoned and malignant heart
>> sara: four days six men and six women deliberated for 21 hours and considered testimony of 70 witnesses and more than 1100 pieces of evidence, including surveillance video of harris tossing lightbulbs into his car after lunch the day his son died. the first meeting between harris and his exwife, liana taylor, hours after cooper's death. >> i tried to save him. harris walked out of the courtroom as convicted killer. jury found harris guilty on all charges including three counts of murder and two counts of cruelty to children and electronic changes of lewd material with underage girl and sentenceing december 5th.
warn buffett called airlines a bottomless pit. two influence suffered minor injuries with canadian plane had to swerve to avoid a flying object. and drone or similar device got into the path of the plane. plane made safely to the destination in toronto. candidates transportation safety board investigating the investigate. >> shiri: 60% showers by noon time 80 this afternoon and soaker of forecast i'm timing out worst of the rain and coastal flooding when back with you in about ten. >> mayor of brockton underfire for missing building materials and trying to track down expensive slab of granite.
tracking storm and let you know when it will hit our town. >> gene: we are going to have pretty heavy rain too. >> need t the rain and can i say buckets. >> shiri: temperatures right now lower 50s there, boston still looking at clouds, green so might see heavy and problematic right now, 44 in lowell and maynard, currently dry, southern new hampshire with scattered lighter rain, worcester 48? and we have the little bit of grown denoting the little bit of drizzle as well. so nothing big on map until probably after 10:00 this morning. we will continue with light and patchy stuff until then, temperatures in the 50s in and around the boston area and hover and intense in afternoon hours and take you hour-by-hour with
as well. julie grauert back now with live drive time traffic and every ten minutes. >> sara: southbound volume building. >> julie: slow steady 128 southbound through lexington and pretty typical as volume on 93 south approaching tunnel and zakim bridge slow going as well as on the leverett connector. live drive times 34 minutes on pike eastbound from 495 to the weston tolls and weston tolls to the ted williams and 40 minutes on the expressway and that's northbound from the split to the exit for the pike. back to you. >> gene: hard hit leaves rob gronkowski serious pain and badly he is hurt and not the only patriot left banged up and
>> michael: tom brady nursing soreness in quad after a low hit and show you the hit in just a second but expected to play. gronk situation is more fluid amounts more out in the air and take a look at gronk hit first. this happened in second quarter sunday and night against the seahawks and called hardest hit ever taken in his career and nfl network rappapport reporting that gronk punctured lung and won't be in the line-up against 49ers this coming weekend. all that said espn refutes the report saying that gronk bruised chest and injury not overly serious. we are working to find out what real situation is while patriots nation holds the breath. as for brady he spoke on the radio last night, monday night
situation that he is dealing with after the hit in third quarter. >> i'm sore but i will be ready to go next week and treatment i get from my buddy alex and good to go. it is part of football. everyone playing with bumps and bruises this time of year and i'm no different. i will get my treatment this week and get out to practice and >> if you listen to nfl network report on this and working to get clarification on this and playing 49ers and should not prove to be too tough of match-up for the pats. >> sara: 23-year-old woman recovering after being attacked
and assaulted. the suspect ran away when the woman fought back. >> randomness gives me cause for concern. >> sara: woman not seriously hurt. looking for might man and may be driving a dark-colored sedan. >> gene: messages of hate country and one of those under investigation is in natick after messages turned up in someone's mailbox. the tension motivating the attorney general of massachusetts to take action. catherine parrotta live in natick this morning. catherine, the ag says it is all to protect people's rights. >> catherine: attorney general's office launched hotline and they can do that and log reported incidents of harassment and racism. this, of course, comes as natick police, they are investigating
leaving local residents stunned. >> changing locks on door and how to unsure to handle whole situation. >> leaving stunned and one of the neighbors taken to social media target of two racist letters last week demanding he clear the house of n words, making mention of president-elect trump and stating that natick has no tolerance for black people. >> it is not behavior that is indicative of the town of or police department or any of the residents and won't be tolerated. >> catherine: maura healey citing harassment against religious, ethnic as well as lgbtq immigrants launched hotline to report incidents. attorneys and investigators are ready to take information and go from there. >> understand the facts and then make determinations about whether or not this is something
enforcement action. criminal prosecution, civil prosecution. >> there have been several reports nationwide since the election including racist message spray-painted in wall in durham, north carolina and similar messages and two men in connecticut were arrested for attacking a man waving a u.s. flag and holding a trump sign and those incidents plus the latest in natick have more than police concerned. >> i just felt bad that they were going nobody likes a bully. >> catherine: during the interview he was asked about the recent incidents of harassment and racism. trump said that people should simply stop the sort of behavior. catherine parrotta, fox25 news. >> gene: for week someone has been dropping newspapers from the kkk into home in mildford. take look at video. this is the newspaper being left on the doors of random folks
the headline rip white christian america. police say the paper are printed in acre and likely dumped on people's lawns in the middle of the night and even mailed personally to the chief of police in town. >> number of people obviously called and find something like that in the driveway as you're taking children to school and it is going to protected by the constitution and something we took a good close look at and at this stage we are comfortable that there's no violation of the criminal laws. >> gene: he is not sure if related to election but felt with this at other police departments in other towns. >> sara: vp of public affairs says the election of donald
direction. now a white supremacist website declaring the boston based company the official should maker of white people. the website founder says he is working to have a bunch of products from the company. new balance fighting back stressing it does not tolerate bigotry or hate in any form. the sneaker company also says it has five factors around the country and has employees from all races, genders, cultures and sexual orientation >> gene: move come about a month after pair of workers killed in trench collapse and aftermath of that incident fox25 investigates learned atlantic drain, the company the men worked for, has long history of federal safety violations and new bill would force companies applying for construction permits to inform city of any and all violations and city would have right to revoke permit based on history.
festival last month. last night mayor daniel rivera posted the picture to the facebook page showing progress being made at veterans memorial stadium. he says all indications point to the high school team being able to play there on thanksgiving morning. last month heaps of trash and class were left on the field costing more than $800,000 to replace insurance covered most of the cost. >> if you're interested in using overnight bus service provided by the mbta, the agency wants to the mbta is using a survey to see just how in demand the service would be. right now the "t" is in talks with private company bridge to provide late and overnight bus service to select routes. this comes less than a year after late night rail service was canceled due to lack of ridership to weigh in on survey we provided link on website at fox25boston.com. and we are getting our first peek at new orange line trains.
model sporting new look voted last year and inside features clean white surfaces, plastic seats and excitement might be building and have to wait awhile to try them out and don't hit the tracks until 2019. >> 26 minute ride cloverleaf down to leverett connector. shiri? >> shiri: here is what you sh 50s, heavy afternoon and evening rain at times, also midday coastal flooding. i will time out all of these problems for you coming up in less than ten minutes. >> sara: it was passed a week ago and some towns pushing back against recreational marijuana. next how they are trying to keep
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>> shiri: going to be a little bit of drizzle and southbridge seeing a couple more of those light showers. these are moving up from the south and timing out s >> gene: less than a week one local town to keep the stores out and what's being discussed in town of ashland glad talking about creating a moratorium and labrie land the first community and won't be the only one to try to delay the
could prevent pot stores from doing by in town and state law permits and need -- they need more time to plan for what's to come. >> student to study the issues, study potential effects and cite those locations appropriately within the town. >> state passed it so it is, you know -- if the towns want enact their own bylaws, i have no problem with that. >> daniel: mayor of methuen wants to ban retailers opening in his city and 52 say oppose the ballot question and quincy and braintree the mayor say they are looking at several options including launching a local ballot question to ban marijuana shops even though local voters approve question four. mayor of amsbury say he is
new hampshire and bay state and people vote to legalize but close one and difference 350 votes. daniel miller, fox25 news. >> no answers in brockton how the mayor spending taxpayer money. mayor bill carpenter never showed up for city council meeting last night and leader hoping they would come with documents in hand to use taxpayer money to pay for cl and want to know what happened to expensive slab of granite being used at city hall memorial. it was wrong color and city paid for new piece but first piece has disappeared. >> who signed granite, where was it stored, why hard to locate it, where was it, who knows what about the granite. >> not first time mayor has been under scrutiny.
driver's license failure to pay state taxes and also question the mayor about why he had the police detail drive him around and further discuss the course and granite issue. >> sara: board of selectmen fired alfreda cromwell last week. her attorney claims she was discriminated against because she is a woman, african-american and lesbian. fox25 spoke to chief and told us she had serious of infractions, failure to report child endangerment. >> i have concerns obviously about the way conducted police work and did the job and that's the reason sergeant cromwell no longer works here. >> >> filed grievances through the union and also filed complaint with the massachusetts
discrimination. >> julie: 8:47. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes start on expressway volume heavy and steady and morrissey boulevard. shifting north things building up on 128 southbound approaching route 2. 93 south still stop and go as you head past route 16 and route 60 and look at this and celebrate and jampacked for the few hour with the normal rush hour. 43 minutes on 93 south and 51 minutes on 128 southbound from peabody to the weston tolls. >> shiri: lunch time looking
this morning. coastal concerns from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this is for the 11:00 a.m. high tide east facing beach all the way to the keep and sea coast of new hampshire and minor coastal flooding and winds going to be gusting 35 miles per hour and don't have rain in boston and 49? and 10:00 this morning, 53 between ten and noon though the shower really coverage and grow in strength and evening commute and particular temperature are going to waver around the 50 degree mark and closer and closer and closer, the rain will get steadier and steadier and steadier and that's what you see for future cast and 10:00 a.m. lacking and will be stragglers up ahead of this and boston area southern new hampshire and dealing with light and patchy rain. by noon time today what you will
yellow and orange. by the way, brand-new information just updated and take a peek and even if you see it already this is the newest info. noon time starting to see the heavier showers develop. throw still -- 3:00 very messy, evening commute, still looks like the wettest time of the day to me and dinner time especially across eastern massachusetts into southern new hampshire you could see that we have some intense rain, perhaps even the rumble of thunder and going to flooded roadways and separate to the coastal concern. 51 in manchester, new hampshire and couple mid to upper 50s over southeastern mass and let's revisit the coastal flooding threat for the 11:00 a.m. high tide today. it is minor flooding which means some of the shore roads could be covered by water. low lying houses here, the basements could take on water. here is couple towns and cities that we are watching not just
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screens close to eye and people have been involved in the discussion say the company may use augmented reality if they choose to continue to developing the glass if they would allow users to see images and digital overlay of the real world on the back of the glasses. >> gene: amp that sits on driver's dashboard and change colors to help riders find their car. the other side of the device will display text riders name will be on there and confirm that they are in the right spot with the right car, lyft says it plans to change colors for the holidays and events like using professional sports teams colors following a win in their city. the introduction of the amp will mean the end of ride sharing company iconic pink mustache. lyft plans to start rolling out device the next year. >> sara: rapper jay-z is
music. they next with the late singer to string entire music collection including two unreleased album and prince protecting music and keeping it away from streaming services and title is concerned and administrators may be negotiating other deals. prince died earlier this year at the age of 57. >> gene: 8:56. a lot more coming your way. '80s nostalgia and act fast at you hands on classic. >> shiri: two inches of rainfall and heavier showers and coastal flooding threat.
>> daniel: severe damage that could close the building for awhile. complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> daniel: good morning. it is november 15th, i'm daniel miller. >> i'm julie grauert. we have rain on the way and shiri spear tracking it and more why the morning commute will be