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scene, this video we shot here, within the last two and a half hours or so. fire officials on the scene tell fox 25, a firefighter and another person, was taken to the hospital. now at this hour, it's unclear how serious their injuries are. that fire started just around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon on east lawrence and prospect streets, right here in lawrence. now, officials tell us at least 20 people have within displaced from the triple decker home, now again, many people were told to evacuate, their homes were -- most of the residents were not home when this happened and just a couple of minutes ago, we spoke with the mayor. >> everyone is accounted for. no fatalities. one woman who lived there, had issues with her heart, but again, accounted for in good condition and we're so fortunate to have our guys on the spot. we have five communities backing us up. >> the reporter: again, back out here live, we are being told to
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and the woman are doing. you heard from the mayor, there are no fatalities. everything is unfoley familying, we'll be out here and update you at 6:00 p.m. we are live in lawrence, malini basu, fox 25 news. >> mark: we're also following breaking news in methuen. state police tell us one person was hit by a car and killed. the victim watts riding a bike on the ramp from interstate 495 to route 110. the investigation is causing traffic issues there right now. the exit ramp just reopened about ten minutes ago. witnesses tell the "eagle-tribune," the driver of a heavy truck tried to leave people told him that he hit someone. >> vanessa: we are under a weather alert tonight. rain started moving in late this morning, and it has not stopped. you can see here, some people had to pull out their umbrellas in kenmore square. the radar tonight is covered in green and yellow. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz and kevin, the evening commute is really being impacted tonight. >> kevin: no doubt about it. it's bad enough around boston to begin with, but you factor in the rain, we saw it happening early today, an there is some
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the north here, up through the route 2 area here, this takes you out to the northwest of boston, you see woburn in the picture there, some heavy rain right along some of the local roadways, along 2a, lexington is back here, give you an idea where we are, and then to the south and west of there, out to worcester county, we're finding heavy rain through the city of worcester and northward towards shrewsbury, this takes you awe long 140, and then the mass pike right out through the stretch. there's 290, heavy rain in and around route rain. northward, not so much in lowell, but nashua getting some rain coming down hard and then it's snow and ice in northernmost new england and oh, by the way, we're doing this all again tomorrow. to our south, a developing storm system this has tornado watches associated with, that has its eyes on new england as well. a timeline on when you can expect that to arrive coming up. >> vanessa: be sure to stay up-to-date with us no matter where you are with the fox 8 live weather app. -- with the fox 25 weather app, you can get weather alerts as
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will be back with the full forecast in a minutes. >> vanessa: a deadly shooting on lynn way. traffic was backed up for hours after police responded to a call for an armed robbery at this gas station and ended up shooting land killing the suspect. fox 25's crystal haynes live at that gas station, where the investigation, crystal, still in the early stages. >> the reporter: vanessa, i can tell you that po suspect engaged in a violent struggle with the clerk inside this golf station, before he fled. they caught up with him. tonight, like you said, that suspect is dead, and area store managers are concerned about their employees' safety. i think it's a very sad story. whenever everything like this happens. >> the reporter: an armed robbery suspect is dead, and two lynn police officers are expected to be interviewed by the essex county district
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shooting on the lynnway early this morning. >> the individual had his hands in his pockets, the officers ordered him to show his hands, refused to do so, continued to come at the officers, they moved back, tried to create distance, eventually one of the officers fired his weapon. >> lynn police say the suspect fled from this gulf station on commercial street, after he allegedly walked into the store with his hand in his pocket, claiming he had a gun intending to rob the place. and then, the clerk reacted. the clerk of the store. >> that's wrong. like just like giving whatever they need, be safe and call the cops. >> the reporter: denny manages the shell across the street from the armed robbery, and he says, they're not uncommon in the area. >> i feel bad for the next door. i would advise to get, like a service window during the overnight shift. >> the reporter: now, the district attorney's office says
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suspect, and then they're going to notify family. coming up at 6:00 p.m., we talk again with other store managers in this area, and i can tell you that this is the second police offensive coordinator shooting in lynn in the last two months. -- police involved shooting in lynn in the last two months. we're learning how they investigate situations like that. >> mark: this man turned himself in to police saying he's responsible for a hit-and-run in brockton. of the victim diedfr fox 25's stephanie coueignoux is live outside the spot bar and lounge, where that hit-and-run happened. the suspect's relatives tell you, he's a good guy. >> the reporter: yeah and i was speaking with one of his relatives this afternoon, and he told me that milton calls this a good guy, someone who absolutely loves his family. prosecutors say he admitted that he was driving down north main street right here, when he hit sergio lacone and kept on going.
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morning, milton stood before a judge today in brockton district court, charged with leaving the scene of personal injury and death and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. sergio lacone, who was critically injured in the hit-and-run, was taken off live support early monday morning. in court today, the defense told the judge after hitting lacone, guncall panicked, but turned himself in two days later, because he wanted today do what was right. >> he was unable to sleep the entire weekend leading station -- going down to the police station. >> the reporter: gonecall is married and a father of four children, who are between 8 and 14 years old. >> all i know is he's a good guy. and he's my friend. also, he knows my family. >> the reporter: prosecutors saigoncall admitted on tape to hitting lacone with this jaguar and then driving home. >> he stated it happened very fast and that he struck the person and proceeded to panic andreoff home. >> the reporter: prosecutors
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gonecalls removed the license plate from the car, claiming he needed to return it too the car's owner. the car's owner told police, that never happened. his relatives say they all support him. >> i know his kids also. good people. that's all i have to say now. >> the reporter: gonecalls is now being held on a $10,000 cash bail and as can you imagine, this is extremely difficult for lacone's family. hi still in honduras. now i did speak with one of his friends and coming up at 6:00 p.m., the reason he says lacone moved here to brockton. in brockton, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> mark: investigators are searching for clues in the death of a local man, shot in his home. the victim was found early this morning at a home on thornton street in manchester, new hampshire. there were reports of shots fired in the area just after midnight. the name of the man has not been released. >> vanessa: a new hampshire day care is closed tonight.
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found alone on the side of a busy road. this happened in lee, the child crossed the street and was found on an on-ramp. robert goulston live with us tonight with reaction from the boy's mother. robert. >> the reporter: vanessa, yeah, that 3-year-old boy made it across this busy street and about 75 feet up this highway ramp, the mother telling us, she picked up the boy a few hours later at the day care, but nobody told her. locals cannot believe that toddler made it this far. it even has the locals in disbelief. >> thank god nothing happened. >> the reporter: lee new hampshire police say a 3-year-old boy walked away from his day care and ended up playing basketball. she says her sons has down's syndrome, so he can't communicate easily, but she is so thankful a man driving by stopped and helped him. he walked out on to this busy
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highway. the day care, his angels learning academy, voluntarily shut down right after the incident, but the boy's mother telling us, the day care never told her what happened, even when she picked him up that day. she ace sherbinski ex-husband was first notified that her son was no longer allowed at the day care, because he was a safety concern. it wasn't until the police called that they found out what really happened. one local telling us, the road the boy crossed is treacherous. >> traffic on 155, it's 40 miles an hour, and there's hills they exceed 60 sometimes, so you know, i'm kind of amazed that nothing drastic happened. >> the reporter: the state telling us, the center voluntarily closed on november 23rd, the department is aware of the incident in question, and is conducting an investigation to determine whether future action is warranted. the man who found the boy told us when he alerted the day care about the child they found, they had first told him they were not missing any one. the day care is a pretty good distance from the intersection
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a amount of time for that to happen. >> the reporter: and the state telling us that they could pull that owner's license indefinitely. that is still to be determine, and straight ahead at 6:00 p.m., about 30 families were displaced because of this issue. we'll tell you how one nearby day care is helping. we are live in lee, new hampshire, robert goulston, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: reports tonight that the suspect in yesterday's attack on ohio state university was likely inspired by isis propaganda. information to a law enforcement source tonight. sources say abdul rat tan was from somali will you bid in pakistan for a few years. it was posted on facebook, that if the -- today, one of his victims said, we shouldn't be so quick to judge. >> i'm going home this afternoon, and he's dead. so i think, you know, my sense
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living in the day, we should wait until we know exactly what the truth is. >> vanessa: 11 people were hurt whether artan plowed a car into pedestrians and started slashing victims with a butcher knife. a campus police officer quickly shot and killed him. >> mark: president-elect donald trump expected to have a business meeting with mitt romney as he narrows down his choice for secretary of state. trump tower was a busy spot as trump, vice-president elect mike pence and the transition team met with candidates we learned georgia representative tom price will oversee the nation's health care system as head of health and human services. price was an outspoken critic of obama care and has championed efforts to privatize medicare. trump chose another veteran republican, elaine chow, to lead the department of transportation. she served as deputy sending of
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mcconnell. >> mark: the death toll is climbing in tennessee. what firefighters and residents are facing, as wildfires continue to burn out-of-control tonight. >> kevin: we're still tracking some heavy rain here. boy, they could use some of this. it is making a mess of our evening drive and there is more
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>> mark: thousands of people across the country took part in demonstrations today, calling
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people in central square this morning, including state norm jamie eldridge of acton. hundreds of workers and their supporters gathered outside of a mcdonald's for what they have called an act of civil disobedience. >> mark: at logan airport, nonunion airport workers also head a protest, they also want a minimum wage of $15 an hour as well as union rights. >> vanessa: the legalization of recreational marijuana in massachusetts may be de secretary bill galvin said the results of the bloat question legalizing marijuana still has to be certified by the council. the council may not certify the results until the end of the year. galvin explains why it may take another year before enforce are licensed to sell legalized marijuana in stores. the tuesday after thanksgiving
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organizations are hoping you'll pay it forward. heather hegedus spent the day with people who are giving back. >> the reporter: mark and vanessa, you know bostonians are for for giving back, even just donating $5 to giving blood, to volunteering, there are still plenty of ways to give back right now. during a season focused so much on spending, with black friday and cyber monday, giving tuesday has become a way to put that money to meaningful use. at the greater boston employees taking time out of their busy day, sorting food headed to food pantries and soup kitchens. >> a couple hours really goes a long way for people that need it. >> the reporter: hashtag, giving tuesday, trending all over twitter and organizations are using social media to make their cases for why you should donate to them. john hancock is asking for donations for people running for charities in next year's marathon, and the organization founded in memory of marathon
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merit, mr8. giving tuesday was created four years ago by a cultural center in new york city, as an unofficial kickoff to the charitable giving season. >> this is a time, particularly in the winter, when people are choosing between eating and paying their heating bills, that the need increases. >> the reporter: four years after its creation, organizations are setting their giving tuesday fund raising goals high, the jimmy fund, the fund raising arm for dana farber in boston, says four years ago, they didn't even s today, their goal is to raise 1 million dollars, just on this one day, and while that may sound like a lot of money, that's actually only a small portion though of the money that they raise in a year. >> that's a lot of money, but we do raise over $200 million per year, at dana farber and that's through all of our events. >> the reporter: last year, an estimated $46 million was raised for charities worldwide because of giving tuesday, an many local organizations have matching donation programs going on right
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tuesday, webster bank is matching all donations made to the greater boston norwood and dedham bank, so today a $10 donation is really a $20 donation and it pays for 60 meals instead of 30. if you're interested in donating to any of these organizations, we have more information on i'm heather hegedus, fox 25 news. >> kevin: we'll continue to track the heavy rain in the area this afternoon. live fox5 yellow, you'll fine ipods of orange, as you go in closer and it's coming down heaviest in the city of boston, you see the yellow in and around city of boston, extends to south boston and some of the local streets and there's the i-90, mass pike, out to the airport, stretching under the city. this is some of the roadway that's getting hit, real heavy rain in and around boston, not a pleasant night to be in the city
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take an umbrella. worcester, holden, north of the city of worcester all of the local streets being affected. 122a and route 12, 190 stretching right through that portion of worcester county, and to the north shore, we're seeing heavy rain here too. ipswich to manchester by the sea and cape ann gloucester, seeing some of the heavy rains. south shore, you're not out of it. plymouth, marshfield, all seeing heavy rain, stretches into carver and out to cape cod. over to falmouth, seeing some heavy rain on the west shoreline here, seeing some of that rain in west falmouth, and southward to nantucket, you're getting heavy rain too. didn't need me to tell you that if you're on nantucket. this system is coming on through and moving out of here through the night. then we get a break. weather in the deep stout is pushing toward us tomorrow. temperature continues to arrive in fitchburg. when i arrived before 2:00 p.m., it was 35. pittsburgh is up to 39.
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this is where that cold hair likes to sit and that's why northern worcester county, that route 2 corridor, was always the issue, a potential issue for freezing rain this morning, when we were talking yesterday, ended up being icy in some spots this morning because of that. now, it's warm enough, barely, but warm enough for it to just be rain and through tonight, we'll see that heavy rain move on out. by the time i'm talking to you during our 11:00 p.m. newscast, last of the rain moving off of cape cod. in the morning there will be fog and still some clouds in spots, but also some breaks of sun. to come on in, and another batch of rain for tomorrow evening's commute, going to be a mess just like this one and guess what, thursday morning, you're still dealing with it here especially in eastern massachusetts, before it slides on by, we finally get some drying in here, so travel conditions are bad enough now, will be bad enough again tomorrow afternoon and thursday morning. the only break for travelers will be tomorrow morning. high temperatures tomorrow, in and around the boston area, are going to be around 50. braintree, 51. brockton, 52.
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degrees. boston proper, going to get up near 50. redding, 49. essex, 49. worcester county, temperatures in the 40's and low 50's here as well, all above average tomorrow afternoon. that rain moving out and allowing for some sunshine on thursday, will warm us up, we'll get into the 50's around here on thursday, and that continues in to evening. no more rain in the forecast through the rest of the week. the way i see it right now, the seven-day forecast staying dry right into the upcoming weekend. on sunday, 46 degrees, the high mp game at 1:00 p.m. against the rams. kickoff temperature looks to be about 43 degrees, dry with light winds, realness football weather, something i'll be keeping a very close eye on as the evening goes on, as well as the live fox 25 storm tracker radar. >> mark: football and the patriots on fox 25 this weekend. we have you covered, leading up to the game at 10:00 a.m. tune in for the special pregame show, dawn of a dynasty. tom leyden and butch stearns
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15th anniversary of the pats first super bowl win, first of many, of course. they'll have interviews with some of the players from that team and get you ready for the matchup with the rams. at 11:00 a.m., fox nfl's pregame show picks up the coverage and watch the game right here. kickoff starts at 1:00 p.m. >> the reporter: an elevator lobby used as a place to process fingerprints and gun permits, overcrowding at this local police station, just one of the issues here. the health and safety issues that officers say the city needs
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>> vanessa: tonight, brazil's president is declaring three days of official mourning after dozens of people were killed in a plane crash. >> mark: black boxes have been found, which will provide investigators with information as to what exactly went wrong. a charter plane was carrying a brazilian championship soccer team when it went down >> the reporter: rescue workers and first responders combing through the wreckage of a charter flight that crashed in colombia, late monday night, killing at least 70 people, including almost all of the members of a championship soccer team from brazil. en route to colombia for a south american soccer tournament. >> we are supporting with all the neighboring municipalities, with all the logistical matters needed, emergency medical staff,
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we are very sad three-on-two has happened to them, because this could have easily happened to us. to any family member, to any player. >> authorities say at least three soccer players were among the five survivors. relatives of the players now arriving at the team headquarters, where officials have set up a crisis center for family members, to get information and support. >> we were very moved and shared a lot of the dream with them, but the dream is now offer. >> the reporter: the plane was en route bolivia to colombia. it declared an emergency before going down, an electrical emergency, but there's no other information at this time about what may have caused that crash. colombian officials say they're gearing up for a thorough investigation. >> obviously, in these types of investigations, we can't discard other causes. the testimony from the survivors will be as valuable as other factors, but we're going to have an investigation.
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keating, fox news. >> mark: well, first amendment battle brewing in the nation's capitol. >> vanessa: the response from the supreme court after a tweet this morning from donald trump, saying people who burn an american flag should be punished. >> mark: and a controversial supplement is thrown into the spotlight again. a struggle one man says he faces if the dea makes it illegal. >> vanessa: and tens of
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>> mark: rewarded continue to follow that breaking news out of lawrence, where late this afternoon, the roof of this burning building actually collapsed. firefighters were ordered out of the triple decker on east haverhill street. a firefighter and one other person have been taken to the hospital. no word on their injuries, beatless 20 people were displaced by this fire. fox 25's malini basu is there working to talk with witnesses. she'll have a live report straight ahead at 6:00 p.m. >> vanessa: now at 5:30 p.m., we are under a weather alert right now. this is a live look at the radar an >> mark: fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is here and it's. coming down heavy at times. >> kevin: sure is. it's making a mess of an evening drive, even worse than a normal commute. the yellow shows where some of the heaviest rain is falling and it's right in the immediate boston area right now. you take the mass pike in and out of the city, usually out of the city at this hour, through newton and it's really coming down hard. in fact, in the center of your screen is the mass pike. there's watertown, into newton, and there's brookline, cambridge, boston, just to the
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torrential downpour right now. worcester, a bit of a break, but northward along route 12, up through boylston, west boylston into shrewsbury on 290, seeing heavy rain. this takes you to the north shore, cape ann, you're getting it now. gloucester and rockport, both in some of this heavy rain. it's not everywhere, but in some spots it's coming down hard along 127 and 128. to the south, plympton, middleboro, 495 getting drenched right now. soaking rain out here on cape cod falmouth just a little while ago. let's go in to this part of cape cod. this is craigville beach, going to the east of there into hyannis and hyannisport where the rain is. coming down hard. so to the south and west is our next batch of rain. it's already producing severe weather, not even connected to the storm we have now, but that's ours tomorrow. i'll have a timeline on that just ahead. >> mark: count on fox 25, to bring you updated information throughout the night on this weather alert. you can also download the fox 25
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updates. >> vanessa: developing right now, racing wildfires are burning across the south and in just the last hour, we learned at least three people have died it tennessee. >> mark: hundreds of buildings have been destroyed near the great smoky mountains today. the mayor of gatlinburg, tennessee, people are basically running for their lives. firefighters are trying to contain more than a dozen fires. >> the reporter: out-of-control wildfires forced thousands to flee. some evacuees have to drive through the flames to get more than a dozen fires threatened the great smoky mountains of eastern tennessee, but instead of seeing the serene mountainside, people feel hot flames and stinging smoke being pushed by strong winds. winds. winds. >> the power went out, it was so dark, our eyes were stinging, we grabbed a blanket and took off running. >> we watched the building go down if flames to the right of us and we pulled in front of
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fire but the fireman came and got us. i thanked him so much. >> the reporter: the fire is damaging or destroying homes and businesses. >> personally, i think i've lost my house, but you know, things can be rebuilt. >> it's difficult to go out this to a community and try to protect and serve others when your own property and everything that you've worked for is burning down but that's what these men and women have done for the last 24 hours. >> the reporter: as the firefighters fight the flames, those in shelters >> the things i've known probably done exist anymore. i just close my eyes and have that memory in my heart. pray for us, that's the one thing i know that will work. god will take care of the rest. >> the reporter: i'm mary maloney reporting. >> vanessa: new at 5:30 p.m., a massachusetts woman serving a life sentence for murder is asking a judge for leniency. carol lee rentalia was found guilty of first degree last month.
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grandby home. they are attorney has filed a motion to have her conviction reduced to manslaughter, that is would mean a shorter sentence. a judge is reviewing the motion. >> mark: we are learning the cause of a fire that took the life of a 91-year-old man in charlton. fire investigators say armand st. laurent was in his shed last week when his clothes caught fire after coming into contact with a wood stove. he is the 48th person to die in a year. >> vanessa: this man punched a 72-year-old man who complained he was smoking on the harvard t-stop. the man faced a judge today. the attack happened earlier this month, but officers say he ran away after he threw the punch and just arrested him on monday. >> mark: falling windows, plumbing issues, mold, those are some of the concerns at the medford police department. officers are fed up. fox 25's kerry kavanaugh is live in medford, with a look at the damage you'll see only on
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it's will about health and safety. >> the reporter: ock, we began looking into this when we heard from a couple of concerned residents. tonight, some of them, as well as several officers are out here outside of city hall, sending a strong message. they want action taken now. we went inside the department today to see the conditions for ourself. >> that's the one i think they identify the most when they talk about the mold issues. >> the reporter: moldy and missing ceiling tiles, holding cells used for storage, broken of raid and paper towels. >> this is the elevator lobby, but you use this for -- >> yeah. we use whatever space is available. >> the reporter: medford police chief leo sacco says a problem at the police station aren't just cosmetic. health, safety and wellness issue. the building is more than 50 years old. the medford police department have outgrown it and they say there are real safety issues here has well. >> i am always looking up whenever i hear a door. >> the reporter: there's no barrier between the plain desk
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front door. the entire area lacks modern safety features, you find at most newer departments and then there's the unwanted additions. >> there's vermin, a lot of mice, and animals. we get a lot of odors from things in the ceilings, bugs. the mayor of medford has only held the position for 11 months, and chief sacco says he believes the new administration will find funds and will prioritize getting the medford police a new facility. but, he understands why his officers are fed up. communities, and you see brand new facilities, that are cropping up left and right, and they always say, you know, why not in medford. >> the reporter: so we took that question to mayor, we spoke with her over the phone and she says in her draft, capital improvements budget, she has earmarked $20 million for a few facility and in the meantime, she's looking around at available real estate here in the city. coming up tonight at 6:00 p.m. though, we take a look at the special set of concerns facing only female officers in this
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kavanaugh, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: a new miami hand is accused of stealing a bottle of vodka from a local bills. police say michael murphy of manchester was spotted searching a car in a mailbox near new england brace company in hooksett yesterday. investigators then say he went inside and took a bottle of vodka from an office. he was captured with the alcohol a short time later. >> mark: officers on the cape need help finding a woman, who stole hundreds of dollars in cash and gift cards from an elderly shopper at a wal-mart. falmouth police say this woman stole the shopping cart yesterday evening. they are now trying to identify her. >> vanessa: a holiday light celebration is in limbo on its 100-year anniversary. >> mark: new at 6:00 p.m., the last-ditch effort to save christmas in one local town. >> vanessa: it is flu season and now may be a good time to get your flu shot. the possible outbreak local doctors are bracing for. >> mark: plus a couple is reunited with their family after going missing in the mountains.
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>> mark: a group of teenagers in connecticut is using flash mobs for crime. the teens were captured on camera, storming a new gas station in hartford saturday night. according to the owner, they made a mess. he claims they only took about $100 in candy, but he's more concerned about the $4,000 in
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new at 5:30 p.m., a california couple stuck in a snowy forest for two nights lucky to be alive. they were driving on a mountain path when their tires became stuck deep in snow on saturday. the man climbed to higher ground, and sent a text message with their location, but rescuers did not find them until late yesterday afternoon. luckily, the couple was prepared. >> we had sleeping bags and we had food, we had water, so yeah, we did fairly well, i started to tomorrow is going to be burn the tire. burn the tire day. >> mark: the couple is fine, and happy to be back, i would imagine, with their family. >> vanessa: a south florida man is on the road to recovery after an alligator attacked him while he was duck hunting in the everglades. the 50-year-old says he was wading through the water with his friend last week when he thought he brushed up against a log, but within seconds, he knew it was something more serious.
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the alligator coming towards me again, so roberto, my hunting partner, shoved my kayak in between the alligator and myself and i think if he hadn't done that, the alligator would have bit me again. >> vanessa: he has a huge bandage on his leg as you see here and several stitches, but his doctor says, he will make a full recovery in about a month. >> kevin: some heavy rain out there. i guess that's nothing to complain about, compared to a gator, but these showers are coming down hard in some spots, messing up your com ahead. ahead. >> mark: president-elect donald trump is >> mark: president-elect donald will your business be ready when growth presents itself? american express open cards can help you take on a new job, or fill a big order or expand your office and take on whatever comes next.
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>> kevin: heavy rain continues to impact the evening commute, woburn, acton as well, worcester gets a bit of a break. but spencer getting heavy rain. to the north shore, we're seeing that from lynn, northward,
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well, cape ann, gloucester, lawrence seeing heavy rain, the south shore, also spots of heavy vein. look for the yellow and orange. i'm back in a few minutes with an update. >> mark: in the last ten minutes, we have learned the name of the man shot and killed by lynn police this morning. they have identified him has michael mcginnis of maldin. police say he had just robbed a gas station and threatened to shoot the clerk. officers shot him twice after they say he refused to show his hands. fox 25's crystal hanes has been covering this story all day for us, and will have new details in a live report in minutes. >> vanessa: president-elect donald trump wants to impose tough penalties on people who burn the american flag. >> mark: george colli is in washington with reaction to donald trump's controversial tweet. >> the reporter: a first amendment battle could be brewing in the nation's battle. a tweet by president-elect donald trump is resurrecting the debate over flag burning. early tuesday morning, trump wrote, nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, there must be consequences, perhaps loss of citizenship, or a year in jail.
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is a very strong supporter of the first amendment, but -- >> burning the american flag, has to place in our society. >> the reporter: as for the potential consequences the president-elect mentioned, under the law, no u.s. citizen can have think citizenship revoked against their will. they can only renounce it against themselves. >> i do not approve of burning the flag. i think there should be some punishment, but i -- right now, the supreme court decision is that people are free to express themselves. >> the reporter: supreme court twice reaffirmed the amendment to free speech protection, allowing flag burnings. the late justice, antonin scalia, a strict constitutionalist, explains his views. >> burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea. >> the reporter: in washington, george colli, fox 25 news. >> mark: it is an issue that went beyond partisan political lines during the senate vote in 2006, with 14 democrats, joining republicans in supporting the proposed ban.
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store says it's losing money because of the security for president-elect donald trump. the flagship store for tiffany's is right here trump tower in manhattan. secret service has blocked off part of the area, because of anti-trump protesters. tiffany's says fewer shoppers are stopping by the store, and sales of the little blue boxes are down. down. >> mark: we continue to track a weather alert tonight. tonight. >> vanessa: fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz has been updating us all evening, an kevin, it's really coming down out there. >> kevin: in spots, it r and we're seeing that with the yellow and orange showing up, for instance, here in providence, moving northward in to massachusetts, but also in and around our area in boston. a bit of a break along the expressway, southward through quincy right now, but there's still plenty of heavy rain, northward along 128 through the o'byrne stretch, we're seeing that rain, yell -- through the woburn stretch, we're seeing that rain, south bedford street, this is route 3 that comes right across 128, 95 at that point.
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seeing some heavy rain as well, but it's more moderate to the east, heavier to the northwest, that's about to move into rutland, off to the north shore, we're seeing heavy rain through manchester by the sea. out to cape ann and gloucester, so this will continue to move offshore in the next few minutes. to the south shore, you're not getting out of it. bridgewater to hanson, marshfield, seeing some of the heavy rain along route 3 and 3a, southward toward plymouth, off of cape cod this evening. there's route 53, as it crosse this is out to cape cod, barnstable, falmouth, northward to the bridges, really getting hit hard with heavy rain. never pleasant across bridges when that happens and after closer inspection, they're out of the heaviest, around forest dale, section of sandwich, this will move right over the bridges in the next just few minutes. rain reports starting to come in. worcester, over half an inch. you would expect seeing the radar i've been showing you all evening long, that it be higher amounts coming on in, but we
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tomorrow. bellingham, half inch. newton. thanks for the report, fred. just over an inch, same with gardener, a quarter of an inch, john sent that from dorchester. thanks for all the reports. keep them coming in as you get them. these temperatures continue to rise slowly live, that's where the icing was this morning and now it's slowly rising. 50's in southeastern massachusetts, some will approach 60 before it's all said and done. by 9:00 p.m. tonight, we have heavy rain around, we'll track that out and 11:00 p.m. newscast. a break in the action in the morning, watching for fog to develop. middle of the day, the clouds take over. middle of the day, more rain, that persists through the evening commute tomorrow and really is going to go into the morning commute on thursday. high temperatures tomorrow, generally in the 50's, where you're going to get tonight. 40's and 50's off to the north and west. futurecast data from thursday morning on, showing the heavy rain coming on during the thursday commute, then we get
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a dry evening commute on thursday. seven-day forecast shows the break that's on the way thursday and really into this weekend too. while there's going to be some, well, messiness in atmosphere, i expect most of the precipitation, shower activity to stay in northern new england. if you're heading northward this weekend, rain and snow showers will stay there. i expect southern new england, to stay, if not totally dry, predominantly dry through this weekend and by sunday, kickoff, 1:00 p.m. for the patriots and rams. 46 the high temperature in the morning for your it's going to be in the 30's. kickoff, i'm expecting about 43 degrees, you can expect that to go a degree or two colder or warmer as we get closer to the day and more information comes in. we see the pattern setting up. i like it for a dry light wind kind of a day for the football game right here on fox 25 news sunday afternoon and beyond that, staying ok into early next week, with temperatures rising. a shot for rain and snow showers on monday. i'm not expecting snow to come down and accumulate, but we'll watch for that and more rain on tuesday.
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live fox 25 storm tracker radar update in a few minutes. >> vanessa: new at 5:30 p.m., hurricane matthew contributed to a record year for the american red cross. the group responded to 15 major weather related disasters this year, 15% more than the year before. red cross volunteers fanned out to the floods out east and hurricane matthew last month. the storm spanned five states, it was the biggest response for the red cross since superstorm sandy in 2012. >> we're still in the community responding to matthew and we're still helping people get back on their feet, we're helping them in the recovery phase. >> vanessa: the red cross served more than ar million meals to families impacted by the october hurricane. new hat 530 p.m., a decision -- new at 5:30 p.m., a decision by samsung may make people a lot of money. they plan to split the company into two, one would be a holding company, the other would be in
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prices an dividend soaring. the company is currently dealing with a galaxy note7 recall crisis. at&t is trying its hand at a television streaming service. tomorrow, the company will launch directv now. at&t purchased the satellite provider two years ago, and now customers can subscribe to watch the service on line. directv now will stream more than 120 channels. it will be available on a variety of devices, including smart phones, tablets an apple tv. >> mark: coming up all new at 6:00 p.m., dinner at trump mitt romney and his wife are meeting with the future first family tonight. we are monitoring this meeting as donald trump narrows down his finalist for secretary of state and the consensus vote happening tonight that would add daily commuter service to foxborough, plus. >> the reporter: a second officer-involved shooting in at least two months here in lynn. tonight, what we're learning about how these cases are investigated. >> mark: rob gronkowski is a champion for children. his special honor from boston
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>> vanessa: a warning from doctors tonight that a potential flu outbreak could be right around the corner, fox 25's sara underwood learned why one doctor believes a number of factors are creating a perfect germ storm. >> fever, achy, cough, nausea. >> the reporter: massachusetts residents might remember what getting the flu feels like. >> it just knocks you out for a week. >> the reporter: but that's not necessarily translating into efforts at prevention. >> have you gotten your flu shot yet. >> i have not. >> the reporter: are you planning to. >> i am not. in fact, so far, vaccination rates in the state of massachusetts at least by one measure remain somewhat low. despite a plethora of places to get the shot. the latest data from the department of health and human services shows the vaccination rate for one group of medicare beneficiaries at 21% in
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is the time when we should all be vaccinated. >> the reporter: dr. martin hersh is an infectious disease specialist at massachusetts general hospital. he says, getting vaccinated remains most powerful way to keep the fluff at bay. >> even in the good years, it's only about 60% to 70% effective, but even those who get the flu after getting the vaccine tend to have milder cases. >> the reporter: this week, the centers for disease control and prevention reported an england. but the worst of it is likely still to come. the holiday season is primetime for flu to spread, because influenza likes its chances in a crowd, many of whom could be unprotected. sara underwood, fox 25 news. >> vanessa: it is definitely not too late to get a flu vaccination, but keep in mind, it takes about two weeks for the shot to have maximum protection. >> mark: new at 5:30 p.m., public pressure convinced the
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the supplement is facing new controversy, it is an asian plant that some see as dangerous as heroin or meth, others say it's a safe alternative treat cocaine. the drug enforcement administration tried to ban it. most of the arguments support keeping it legal. some calls it harmful and dangerous. >> some think because it's natural, it ca there are drugs from nature that can harm you and are addictive. >> mark: our washington bureau has learned the agency is not likely to do anything until an f.d.a. review on cretum is complete. >> kevin: now at 6:00 p.m., tracking heavy rain moving through this evening. where the heaviest spots are during your evening commute. >> mark: tracking trump, his most important decision yet. the didn't nancy reagan date mitt romney hopes will land him
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>> the reporter: it's clearly a busy street. why was a 3-year-old found walking up this on-ramp to a busy highway. >> vanessa: a faster way to foxborough. >> i don't like living in boston. >> vanessa: the renewed effort to connect commuters to the boston suburb and the vote happening tonight that would give the old idea a new shot. soaker -- 6:00 p.m., it's a soaker. the rain rolling in this afternoon and we won't be drying out any time soon. >> mark: the radar shows the system stretching across new england. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is checking the town by town totals. kevin. >> kevin: we have some new ones coming in to me guys and i want to share those with you. in worcester, 6/10 of an inch, but shirley, half an inch. spencer, over half an inch. warren, massachusetts, also out
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new ipswich, new hampshire, a third of an inch coming in for you, just about a third of an inch in gardener, about a quarter of an inch. you expect heavier totals with the heavy rain we have out there. that's how hard it is to get a lot of rain and why we're in the drought conditions even with periodic rains this autumn. there's the rain, some of it heavy across the area. into boston, you get a break downtown. wakefield, middleton and beverly, heavy rain along 128, seeing some of the heaviest rain. worcester county, not a lot in worcester gh heavy rain along 190 northward through west boylston and sterling in to the north shore, heavy rain from lowell, pelham, lawrence, moderate rain and that's going to continue right through this evening's commute hand there's more rain on the way tomorrow. i'll show you where that's. coming from and a timeline. >> mark: stay up-to-date no matter where you are with the fox 25 weather app. track radar and get alerts from our team of meteorologists. kevin is back in minutes with his forecast. >> vanessa: a big house fire in


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