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. now at 4:00, fire burns a triple decker. the people who live there helpless to save their home. >> i just want to cry. i don't know what to say. >> julie: the message the victims are trying to get to a stranger who went door to door a driver admits to hitting a man and taking off. the excuse he gave to a judge before turning himself in. the president-elect's threat for anyone who burns an american flag. complete news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> daniel: good morning, 4 a.m. on this wednesday, november 30. it is the last day of november. i am daniel miller. >> julie: good morning, i am julie grauert.
fog out here. but the heavy rain from yesterday has ended for now. meteorologist sarah wroblewski in for shiri spear what to expect as far as the fog lifting for your morning commute. >> sarah: we will be dealing with that throughout morning. another bit of heavy rain down to the southwest moving in for the evening commute. don't put those umbrellas away just yet. we are dealing with dry conditions. temperatures begin to with partly clear skies. temperatures ranging the 30s from mid-50s across the cape and areas of fog. visibility down to a quarter of a mile along 128 and 495 as well up toward the connecticut river valley in orange we are reporting next to nothing for visibility. take it easy. take it slow this morning with changing visibility. temperatures prone to stay mild with a lot of clouds around. a few breaks in the morning and late morning into the afternoon heavy rain moves back in. the full timeline when to
expect the heaviest rain and what to expect in a few minutes. a check of traffic with julie. >> julie: things are so quiet because it is early but we will be working together to know the foggiest spots. route 1, 93 south moving along fine. just to be avenue if that fog pops up in your area. the expressway wide anticipate from the braintree split to columbia road. 23 minutes on the pike eastbound. 9 minutes on the expressway. 29 minutes from 495 to the leverett connector now to developing news this morning. taunton police are looking for a driver who hit someone on state street and did not stop to help. when police arrived they found a man laying in the road and his leg was seriously hurt. doctors treated him at a rhode island hospital. we are working with police to get more information on the car involved. people are homeless after flames ripped through a triple decker. a mother tells fox25 her
a teenager. malini basu introduces us to the family trying to find the hero. >> reporter: fire victims share their cell phone video with us. they stood there and watch their home and belongings up in flames. >> i just want to cry. we don't know what to do. >> reporter: the alvarez family and others were in their apartments when it went up in flames. >> helpless, overwhelmed, worried and scared. >> reporter: a fire fighter to the hospital. >> like a movie. something i have never seen before. >> reporter: it happened at 1:00 in the afternoon east lawrence in prospect street in lawrence. >> all of a sudden i hear a big banging on the door. >> reporter: jenise alvarez was taking a nap when someone banged on the door. she grabbed her 5-month-old and made sure her special needs son escaped the fire. >> she took care of my son. >> reporter: the flames were getting close.
window shattered. >> reporter: close to two dozen people are without a home. some fire victims say their belongings can be replaced but their lives can't. >> whoever that teenager is, if you are watching this or watching the news, thank you. because if it wasn't for, we probably would not be here right now. >> reporter: as for the fire fighter, we are told he was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. as for the woman that was rushed to the hospital, we are being told she was taken for heart-related issues. still a that fire. for now, we are in lawrence, malini basu, fox25 news. this morning a go fund me page has been set up for a tewksbury father and daughter who lost their home in a fire. we were live on the scene. 84-year-old father is recovering from serious burns. a neighbor came to his aid when he ran from the house with his clothes still on fire. his daughter was treated for smoke inhalation.
site at fox25boston.com. an electrical worker is recovering after being hit by a car in ipswich. on high street, the victim is working to restore power knocked out by yesterday's storm. the driver did stay at the scene. they haven't aid if the driver will face think charges. the driver was taken to the hospital in beverly to the hospital with serious injuries. he told police did it. the suspect in a deadly hit-and-run in brockton is being held on $10,000 bail after turning himself in. driving down the street when he hit a man. he panicked but sur run erred because he wanted to do the right thing. >> he had no way to stop and he to brake and hit the person. he proceeded to panic and drove home. >> he is due in court again on december 29. the lynn robbery suspect who police shot and killed has been identified. the district attorney says
early yesterday morning. he claimed he had a gun. police found him minutes later. he refused to take his hands out of his pocket and walked closer to them. that is when an officer shot him. he died at the hospital. investigators looking at the ohio university shooting spotted a anti-u.s. ramp posted on facebook minutes before he started his rampage. the attacker may have been inspired by isis. abdul razak artan's apartment looking for a link to a motive. law enforcement investigators say they have seized two electronic devices and one of arkan's victims recounted the attack. >> it all happened so fast. the time frame is compressed. 15 to 30 seconds i heard the shots, and it was over. >> reporter: investigators tell fox25 that artan was not on their radar prior to the
through pakistan arriving in 2014. he was a legal, permanent resident. he excelled in school, graduated from columbus state community college with an associate degrees and cum laude honors. he created of warped of sleeper cells. he praised a cleric killed in a u.s. drone strike that has evolved as a symbol of online jihad the department of homeland security warned of a specific threat. concerned that terrorist individuals and home-grown violent extremists may be encouraged or inspired to target public events or places. recent jihadist online propaganda promoted attacks and.recommended using car or knives. >> plenty of evidence that this individual may have been
motivated by extremism and carrying out a seen of terrorism. >> praised is officer alan horujko. there was an active attacker and no time to wait for backup. >> typically see with the u.s. they wait for one, two officers to show up. we don't have time. this officer deployed that train and doing a fantastic job and he is definitely the hero of this response. >> daniel: that was mark ockerbloom reporting this morning. students returned to class at ohio state some of them are seeking counseling. almost all of the attack victims have been discharged from the hospital, and this morning none of their injuries are considered life-threatening. some people say that burning the american flag is the ultimate act of free speech. but this morning fox25 vanessa welch reports, the president-elect wants to impose tough penalties on the act. >> reporter: a first amendment battle could be brewing in the nation's capitol. a tweet by president-elect donald trump is resurrecting
trump wrote nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, consequences, loss of citizenship or a year in jail. his communication director said the president-elect is a very strong supporter of the first amendment, but -- >> burning of the american flag has no place in our society. >> reporter: as for the potential consequences president-elect said natural-born u.s. citizens will not have their citizenship.revoked against their will but it themselves. >> i do not approve of burning the flag. there should be some punishment, but right now the supreme court decision is that people are free to express themselves. >> reporter: the supreme court reaffirmed the first amendment protections allowing flag burning in 1989. the late justice antonin scalia expressed his views in the 2012 views. >> burning a flag is a symbol that expresses the idea.
bill to ban burning of a flag. >> julie: went beyond lines. 14 democrats joining republicans in supporting the proposed ban. one of the co-sponsors of that bill was then senator hillary clinton. the attorney general of massachusetts says she will not hesitate to take the president-elect to court. in a fund raising letter attorney general maura healy said she will sue the trump administration if he carried out his pain promises. health care, gun laws and climate changes are areas where lawsuits could be filed. 4:10. donald trump's chief campaign strategist will not be coming to harvard. steve bannon was set to speak on the forum of the election at the kennedy school of government. he is the founder of breibart news. it has been called an outlet for racist and antisemitic views. it sparked protests on campus.
alum. no word why he pulled out of the event. >> julie: we track traffic and weather every ten minutes. on the expressway, single-digit 9 minutes from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. sarah. >> sarah: a dense fog advisory and fog is developing in the metro boston area. we will continue with multicloudy skies and the rain on the way. recreational marijuana is supposed to become legal in massachusetts but may not happen at time. still ahead, the counting that needs to make place before question four takes effects.
4:14. the wildfires in destroyed many homes. residents and tourists have been forced to leave the city of gatlinburg. hurricane-force winds spread the fire catching everyone by surprise. >> we were in our cabin preparing supper and had a knock on the door and the policeman. and he would recommend that we leave because the fire was getting close to where the cabin was. >> authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. the national park service said
the president of brazil called for three days of national mourning after a plane crashed monday night. the crash killed 71 people including most of a regional soccer team. it was headed to the south america finals in colombia. the players were happy about the huge win. smiling, flashing a peace sign. soon after pilots reported electrical problems and the plane went down. the plane's black boxes have been recovered and investigators believe that the jet may have run out of fuel. the crash with pretty traumatic injuries. a remembrance is being held at the stadium where the team was supposed to play. 4:15 right now. since massachusetts vote the to legalize recreational marijuana, one town has voted to delay the opening of pot shops. there could be a delay certifying the ballot question passed. ted daniel pass people who pushed for question 4 have
scenarios. >> reporter: record turnout and post election audits. some of the reasons why massachusetts secretary william galvin said the legalization law may not take place the day it is supposed to. galvin cites the limited staff and priority. >> the presidency of united states and members of congress are more important than this marijuana matter. unusl take place in the same year it was passed. >> reporter: if there is a delay galvin says it will only be a few days. a advocate directed the yes on 4 campaign. says it is disappointing but not his main concern. >> i am wary that legislature might maybe broad, sweeping changes. and i am also wary they may slow walk the thing through the process.
the possibility increasing the 3.75 tax rate on the resale manufacture pot, postponing the stores opening that open for recreational use and tweaking the regulation for people to grow up to 12 plants at home. >> we hope it is not anything that doesn't take into account the spirit of the law and the spirit of the voters who voted for it. >> reporter: ted daniel, fox25 voters in ashland approved a plan to temporarily stop pot shops from temporarily opening in town. according to the yes on 4 campaign, the town of west bridgewater is expected to up a similar moratorium at a meeting there next month. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. look at conditions south of the pike. expressway moving along fine. no issues through dedham, needham and into the weston,
clear. you will be dealing with fog, but budget 10, 15 extra minutes to be safe and take it slow on the roads. here are those live drive times. 13 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 23 minutes on 128 south from peabody to the weston tolls. meteorologist sara underwood in for shiri spear. meteorologist sara underwood in for shiri spear. we get ready for the . >> sarah: ano heavy rain and take a look at this drought monitor we update it every thursday for you. we should be getting a new one tomorrow, but we are about 11 inches below normal for rainfall in the city of boston. we are still in that extreme drought across the northern part of the state as we are experiencing one of our driest years with a -- coupled with last year, our two driest years have really created
yesterday, sure enough it was needed. many spots picked up over an inch. mashpee, 1.4. dorchester just about half an inch. thank you so much for sending in your reports. we will continue to update those and getting new ones in. another batch of rain down to the south. there is actually severe weather ahead of this and a tornado watch from louisiana all the way up into tennessee as well georgia. into our area, though, the clouds ahead of that system just starting to approach the region and the rain that was what we are dealing with currently is the dense fog advisory for the connecticut river valley and the manchester airport. if you were going to be traveling early, an aviation weather warning due to the low visibility. deep that in mind if you were moving early. to the 30s north and west and to the 50s to the south. big range places like lawrence, 41. look at the visibility, next to nothing. down to quarter of a mile with
the fog out there. through the morning, we will be rising into the mid- to upper 40s. near 50 degrees. look what happens by late morning midday when you will start to see those clouds thickening up. the risk of a shower or two and really comes down into the afternoon and evening hours. the evening commute, going to be a wet one. highs today upper 40s, low 50s, with that wind turning on shore. over next 24 hours we will continue to watch for heavy rain even a rumble of thuer south of the pike. and an early morning commute. you will be dealing with rain tomorrow and then the lane exit and temperatures still stay mild in the 50s. future cast goes like this. cloudy and foggy this morning and you will see by your lunch hour, just a few hit or miss showers here and there. by the afternoon and evening, the steady, heavier rain moves in with those areas in yellow and orange indicating heavy rain through the overnight hours and 5:00 tomorrow morning dealing with a batch
lifts off and breaks with sunshine developing through the afternoon hour. that seven-day forecast with your weekend always in view does show improvement as we head into thursday. still staying mild. cooler weather arrives by your friday and into your weekend. that is when you will notice temperatures in the 40s, breaks of sunshine and -- clouds and sunshine i should say and then watch another system that could bring a wintry mix of precipitation. over to you. member of the patriots pitched in to help one of their injured teammates for a charity rob gronkowski's chest injury kept him from champions for children event. some other player joined jay leno instead raising money for a children's hospital. they say gronk was texting them to see how it was going. >> he is a tremendous guy and he has a huge heart. so he is like a brother to me, so i'll continue to support all the things that he does off the field. >> julie: his 16-month-old
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a local marine vet van says a contractor destroyed her home, walked off the job leaving her unable to pay for the repairs. >> daniel: this morning an update to the story we brought you earlier this month. erica ricci reports that complete strangers are helping to help >> pretty awesome. >> reporter: a good way to describe this situation where a group of people who don't know each other or the person in need came together to help. >> i can do pretty much anything, roofing, plumbing, sheetrock, painting, insulation. >> i think i can help with fund raising and help with just getting the word out in the community. >> reporter: this is the woman they are helping. a marine corps veteran who served two tours of duty in iraq.
hired to expand the upstairs of her newly purchased home. >> this would be the sitting room art room. >> reporter: walked off the job after being accused of not following permit plan. after our story aired newbury resident was moved to act, so he posted on the newbury port commons facebook page. >> the reaction took over. >> reporter: don couldn't manage it alone to enlisted chris ayotte. all the veterans out there. >> reporter: they organized this meeting. >> let people know where we are, how far we have come. how much we need to go. >> the skill sets and how to utilize them to make this project successful. >> i am a hands-on kind of guy. >> reporter: you want to have your hands on this project. >> yes, i want to help. >> this is a service community of greater newburyport responding to one of their own in need and not leaving somebody behind. it is important.
the original work has to be undone and redone. the price tag upwards of $100,000. it can be lower through donation of time, service and supplies. check out our web site to see how you can get involved. in newburyport, erica ricci. >> wow, a public meeting to help someone. >> julie: they describe it as a service community. public meeting every day. a little boy with special needs is found wondering alone on a busy street. coming up this morning, the reason his mom says the day care who was supposed to be watching him didn't get heard
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the deal donald trump just struck to keep american jobs in the united states. a local fire chief in trouble because of clothing purchases. why town officials say they know he used taxpayer's money. >> the health and safety issues they have with their own police station. >> announcer: complete news coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. on november 30, i am julie grauert. >> daniel: i am daniel miller. a damp but dry start to the day, but don't put the umbrellas away just yet. meteorologist sarah wroblewski in for shiri spear in the storm tracker weather center. sarah, you are tracking more rain coming in. >> sarah: you are saying hey, waking up dry, not wet from yesterday's rain, but another round of heavy rains headed our way later on today. this morning temperatures range from the upper 30s to 50 in places like brockton. remember typically right