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>> a community in mourning, a beloved teacher killed in a freak accident on her way to work. a manhole cover sent airborne on the highway. why an expert says this could be more widespread. >> plus a hidden pair of investigations in one city. this morning, the unusual similarities between the cases as police continue to work for one of the drivers. >> complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is fox 25 morning news. >> thanks so much for waking up with the fox 25 morning news this very very cold saturday. it's 6 a.m. on february 13th, i'm heather hegedus. >> and i'm blair miller. we're seeing those dangerously low temperatures out there this weekend and fox 25 meteorologist jason brewer is in the weather center pinpointing those current conditions and what exactly is ahead. >> jason: i want to show you the arctic front is in western massachusetts right now. the snow moving away from the outer cape. but a few moran dom snow showers with the passage of this front
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dangerously cold temperatures it will be bringing. look at those negative numbers right now. buffalo, market, that's all spilling down here into southern new england. the single digits farther west, 15 plymouth, 20 in boston. but we're only really going to go down from these numbers. i don't expect to warm up today. let's look at those wind chills, already seeing wind chills in negative territory 10:00 this morning. by 3:00, negative territory all the way over to boston. it just getsz worse overnight, frostbite in as little as 10 minutes with these kind of wind chills, much more coming up. >> blair: continuing coverage for you of freezing temperatures. the warming centers opening for anyone who needs them. >> heather: we know in lowell, that's where there is one open for helpful stephanie coueignoux is there this morning and it's been open since yesterday afternoon and people arictaing advantage of it.
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i'm actually in the lobby. because there are people still actually sleeping in the rooms behind me. right now, about to 10 people are inside taking advantage of this warming center. you can also see there's a lowell police officer here as well as a firefighter slash emt. they are here for any emergency assistance, if that should be needed. but really some good news, because we're being told that power outages have not been an issue so far. meaning this warming center is not as full as it could be. but with those dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for the next two days these places literally can be life saving. in fact, here in lowell, police are actually helping to drive anyone who needs a warm place to stay here to the warming center. information we want to put up on your screen right now. this warming center is inside the lowell senior center on 276 broadway street. it's going to be open until monday morning.
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only warming center open today. you definitely want to call the police department or city or town to make sure if one is available where you are. for now in lowell, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 morning news. >> heather: frostbite as you might imagine, a danger for anyone out in this cold weather. so we talked to a doctor at mass. general to see how to make sure you're a protected. >> keep your skin covered. if you're a parent watching out for kids, it's the extremes of age that tend to get people into trouble. so if you're helping with a parent who is older or another or capable. you want to be as covered as possible. especially when it's a bitter weekend. within minutes, you can get into trouble. >> within minutes. so here's some of the warning signs of frostbite. numbness or prick liness. discoloration of the skin, red, white, blue or even gray.
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waxy your skin. once it warms up, another sign is blistering. if you experience any of these symptoms, you need to call a doctor right away. >> blair: now is a good time to download the fox 25 weather app. it's a free download for android and apple users. >> heather: grief counselors will talk with parents the best way to help children deal with the loss of a beloved teacher. caitlin clavette was killed yesterday on her way to work, when a 200 pound manhole cover became loose and went through her windshield. she was a beloved teacher in milton. clavette was passionate about art and exercise. and the combination made her a vibrant person to be around. >> had a very ready smile and was very encouraging to others. and she'll be very very deeply missed. >> heather: today
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continue checking other manhole covers on the roads for safety. >>and and it's work that started yesterday after the crash, four crews spent the day checking every manhole between somerville and the south bay mall. and governor tells fox 25, he's not taking any chances. >> this is an incredibly infrequent event, we decided to send the highway crews out to inspect every single opening of any kind. >> heather: this is not the first time that a manhole or grate cover has become loose and caused a crash. coming up in our next half hour. we're going to look back at some other problems and tell you how it can happen in the first place. >> blair: this morning, police want to find the driver accused of hitting a teenager with his truck on purpose. on the scene in lowell yesterday afternoon where it happened on lawrence street. a teenager on a bike, argued
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the white pick up you see in the surveillance video, then crossed the road to hit the teen. the truck was found, but not the driver. that victim is expected to survive. several hours later, a similar incident also in lowell. a 28-year-old man seriously hurt when he was pinned between a pair of cars of andrew melendez of kittery maine had already taken off but was arrested within minutes. he is now being charged with armed assault with intent to kill. >> heather: lynn police are hoping surveillance pictures help them catch a pair of men wanted for armed robbery. one of them captured on the atm camera and the man on the left accused of three different hold ups if the last three months. he used a gun to rob people at atms after dark, police say. call police if you have any information. >> blair: this morning, fox 25 is working to get you more information about a violent home invasion, right now we know one
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by police two more people hurt but not sure how they're connected to the crime. it all happened on devon street in dorchester. two people were shot when police arrived, waiting to get to the help of another car with the help of another man. police tell fox 25 it was that man who wasn't hurt who ended up opening fire on police. police commissioner bill evans said, it all played out over the police radio. drop your gun. >> shots fired, we've got a suspect down. >> blair: there you can hear it, boston police tell fox 25, the suspect who was killed had a long police record, including threatening to kill officers. this morning, we're working to learn more about the other person shot. >> heather: a local man, in a crime of passion, 70-year-old john witty of berkley was in court yesterday. he's accused of shooting john williams, also 70, on tuesday. police found williams dead in his wareham home during a well-being check.
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have been sparked by a love triangle and williams had once dated a woman who was living with witty. >> blair: this morning, a deadly double shooting at a high school in arizona is now being investigated as a murder suicide. it happened yesterday at a school outside of phoenix, two 15-year-old girls were found dead from gunshot wounds. police say one of the girls had left a suicide note. the sister of one of the girls was also a teacher at the school. she says she found out the worst from one of her students. >> one of the students said it was may and her friend. and that's when i called out to attendance and asked could i get my sister's schedule i need to know where she is at right now, first period. and they put me on hold for 10 minutes, that's when i knew something was wrong. >> blair: police said the girls may have been in a relationship. that shooting put the school on lock down for hours while police investigated. that tragedy came on the same day that the woman died to the
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gave her first interview. it has been 17 years since derekically bold and eric harris opened fire at columbine high school. the teen and iers killed 13 people and dozens more before take their own lives. this morning, she's talking about her son. in an interview, she says she lives with guilt every day. >> i kept thinking, constantly thought, how i would feel if it was the other way around and one of their children had shot mine. i would feel exactly the way they did. i know i would. >> blair: she also said she brushed off possible warning signs of typical teenage behavior. and now she's hoping a new book she's releasing this week will help other parents recognize those signs for what they are. all of the money from that book will go to help people who suffer from mental illness. >> heather: new this morning, a 6 week standoff is now over and local and state agencies in oregon are trying to figure out
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fox 25 reported friday night that the final four hold outs at the wildlife refugee protest have been arrested. this morning, reuters is reporting the whole show down will likely add up to millions of dollars. the total cost may not be known for months. but the state wants the federal government and arrested protesters to pay for most of the costs. >> blair: time now 6:10 and for the third time recently a credit card skimming device has turned up to a local gas station. this one right here at shell gas station in quincy. we've reported on two others in recent weeks. if you spot a pump that looks like it could be tampered with, report it to the gas station and police immediately. >> heather: a local leader is now taking the battle to capitol hill. still ahead what she says first responders need more of to save lives. >> blair: plus an unexpected offer turning up in some mailboxes. >> i saw a big envelope.
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>> jason: a wind chill warning goes into effect at 4:00 today. look at that the wind chill in boston, negative 3. at that time, dangerous wind chills on the way, producing potential frostbite. more on these numbers and how long it lasts straight ahead. >> blair: he took their loved ones and in urn are, they get to take his money. the federal government is offering families of whitey bulger victims part of his fortune. one widow tells fox 25 ted daniel, she has no problem with the plan. >> i saw a big envelope. and it said u.s. attorney's office. and i said ha. >> reporter: for mary callahan, it's an offer she can't pass up. the u.s. attorney's office is prepared to give her a piece of boston's most infamous crime boss, as long as she agrees to never sue the government. this will be the first compensation callahan will receive for the murder of her husband john. in 1982, his bullet ridden body
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his cadillac in a parking lot at miami international airport. it was a professional hit ordered by james whitey bulger. >> it's not very much money, according to some. it will be a lot to many of us. >> reporter: callahan expects to receive a check more than $50,000. it would likely be a lot more if it included the value of whitey bulger's weapons. >> those guns are valuable. and i think these guns have a history. and i think maybe they would be valuable. >> reporter: dozens of guns were found at santa monica apartment where he was captured in 2011. instead of selling them, the federal government plans to destroy them. fill casstanet tee tells us the guns would likely go for 10 to 20,000 a piece. >> even if you don't know him from being around boston, you know him because of the movie. gangster and murder memorabilia,
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>> or if they're afraid the guns can fire, can they do something that the guns won't fire? i don't know. >> reporter: ted daniel, fox 25 news. >> heather: time now 6:15. and some closures to tell you about about on the green line. train service between hey market and train market stations will be suspended today and tomorrow in both directions. this because the mbta is working to replace the rail on the westbound track. this is also so crews can wrap up work on the new government center platform and track. we're told it is still on schedule to reopen by next month. in the meantime, the commuter rail is hoping to keep things on time this morning despite the frigid weather. with these temperatures, trains are at risk for more mechanical problems. so in an effort to prevent that trains were kept idling overnight. it's a good thing they did that because it's going to be a very cold morning this morning, jason. >> jason: and just going down from here, heather.
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in the single digits and teens but really we're going to feel like minus 20 to minus 30 by the time we get into tonight. so look at these wind chill warnings and advisories we have up. minus 20 to minus 35. that's the wind chill warning for all of the deep blue colors you're seeing. that starts at 4:00 today. when things really start to get nasty. wind chill advisory for the cape and islands feeling at minus 15 to minus 20. so frostbite can occur about 30 minutes with those kinds of readings. let me show you the temperatures right now, 20 degrees in boston. wind chill of 9. that's nothing compared to what we're going to be seeing. if you get out there this morning, it's cold but not as cold as it's going to get. temperatures area wide in the teens and 20s. a few single digits, keene, and nashua right now. a little light snow on the outer cape. that will move away be replaced by a passing snow shower. as this arctic front moves in.
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now, calm in a lot of spots. not a big concern with wind chills right now. late morning, through the afternoon. when winds kick in and don't stop any time soon. the boston wind chill, 4 at noon, 2, at 2:00, minus 3 at 4:00, minus 7 by the time we get to 6 p.m. look at these negative readings up to our north and west. that's all spilling southward, that white color you're seeing due to a dip in the jet stream that's going to allow that arctic air come down into southern new england. let me walk you through the temperatures here. these are the actual temperatures. 11 in the morning today, 20 in boston, notice we haven't increased any, despite a little bit of sun mixing in this afternoon, the cold air takes over and allows temperatures to keep going down. so let's look at 5:00, 13, 11, 9, you get the idea. single digit readings back to the west. worcester at 4 degrees at 5:00 on your saturday.
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continue along the cape and possibly the islands. with he could pick another couple of inches of snow overnight. maybe for cape cod, maybe nantucket and the vineyard as well. cold. look at this reading here, minus 1 in bedford by 9:00 tonight. minus 4, worcester, 5, zero, boston. as we get tomorrow morning, challenging records. negative territory across the entire state, all the way up into southern new hampshire. the only above 0 readings for the cape and islands. if we get to minus 3 in boston, that's a record that hasn't been done since 1934. worcester, minus 11, forecast low, that record stands from 1979. so we have the seven-day forecast improving a little bit here as we get into the week. but we'll be replacing the cold air with some rain even by tuesday. so today, just look for falling temperatures this afternoon.
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wind chills, dangerous wind chills. and it doesn't warm up tomorrow for valentine's day. we're down to 1 by monday morning. monday we begin to rise again and replace with rain monday night into tuesday. and then into seasonal temperatures with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. heather and blair. >> heather: roller coaster of temperatures, jason. happening today, training for the marathon challenge even in this weather. the group training starts at 11:30 this morning in the boston sports club in waltham. they are set to run 18 miles. but organizers say it is okay to come out and join in for a shorter distance, especially with these temperatures. the group runs the boston marathon each year to raise money for the dana farer institute. >> blair: here's a look, company called carolina's card, created the shopping card for special needs children. she was inspired after
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daughter's wheelchair and a shopping cart. these special carts soon be able at target stores all around the country. >> heather: by the end of the weekend, a popular sporting good store, sports authority, could be bankrupt. the company missed a 20 million dollar debt payment last month. it says it's been negotiating with lenders, if they can't reach an agreement by monday. the company will be forced to sign for bankruptcy. if that happens, it will close half of 450 stores. the company spends $6 million a year to have its name on the denver broncos stadium. >> blair: a school bus driver, accused of taking students for a terrifying ride. how it all ended up with the school bus wrapped in live power lines. >> heather: plus an attack caught on surveillance camera,
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falls. when he arrived, he ended up slipping, hitting his head and losing his memory. he lived for decades no idea who he was until memories started coming back just last month. dna testing confirms identity. now he's looking forward to reuniting with his mother after all of this time. things starting to come back last month. >> heather: i'm sure that's a huge relief for him and his family. this next story, people interested in it out of curiosity, others might think it's cool for historical aspect. soon you can book a ticket on the titanic 2. the new luxury liner slated to make the maiden voyage two years from now. it will be almost an exact replica of the famous ship that famously sunk during the maiden voyage more than 100 years ago. it will be wider and more life boats. probably a lot safer too.
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this year, but had to push the date back. >> blair: actually taking a trip on it, i'm not sure about that. >> heather: this day and age things are different. >> blair: i guess you're right. a woman takes matters into her own hands, when a man tries to snatch her purse. look at the surveillance video. he made a run for it with the customer's purse. she fought back, tackling him to the ground and dealing out her own version of justice. eventually someone else stepped in. the would be purse thief got away without that purse. he messed with the wrong person there. >> heather: good for her. i'm glad that she obviously takes good care of herself. she's if good shape. this next one, to reminder to put away are your summer decorations for the season right now. here's a deer right here caught in a hammock, the poor thing, working hard to get himself free. but animal control had to step in here and come to that buck's rescue. i felt so bad.
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>> blair: hard to watch that. >> heather: fortunately -- >> blair: he's going to be okay, right? >> heather: yes, he's going to being okay. >> blair: we're talking about the cold out there only going to get worse as the day goes on. let's check in with jason brewer. >> jason: it's cold but we ain't seen nothing yet. get ready. winds are going to start blowing between 9 and 10:00 this morning. an arctic front makes its way in, producing negative wind degrees. o overnight tonight. >> reporter: as temperatures continue to plunge, local cities
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this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: and this saturday, we are waking up to dangerously cold temperatures this morning as we take a live look onto the skyline of the city of boston. this is from our beacon hill studio camera looking out on the common and the back bay. it is only supposed to get colder as the day goes on. we're going to be hitting negative numbers as the day picks up. >> blair: warming shelters already opening around the state. we'll take a look before you can go to stay safe still ahead. 13th. i'm blair miller, good to have you with us. >> heather: i'm heather hegedus.
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how cold is it going to get as the day goes on. >> jason: challenging record cold tonight. wind chill warning means frostbite in 10 minutes possible that starts later this afternoon of the arctic front right now is in western massachusetts. the cold air building in behind it. snow overnight in the cape and islands that's going to wrap up by a chance of a brief passing snow shower. the temperatures in the teens to around 20 degrees. let me show you how we go through the day, hour by hour, the wind chill at 10:00 this morning as the winds begin to pick up, 0 to minus 5 from bedford back to worcester, it feels like 3 in boston. then forward, minus 4 in worcester, into tonight, minus 15 to minus 25. this is 9:00 on your saturday night. not a good night to be out. i'll be back with more numbers with you and when the thaw starts to come in.
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and wind chills only expected to get worse throughout the day as jason was just saying, cities and towns already opening up warming centers for people. >> blair: and those centers offering people to get out of this bitter cold. stephanie coueignoux is live in lowell at one center. stephanie? >> reporter: yeah, 8 to 10 people still sleeping on cots. but taking a look behind me, you can see activity behind me finally. a couple of volunteers have showed up. and they're actually going to be offering some breakfast for everyone who is here. we're talking about pastries and coffee and serial and some other warm items. this is just really great for everyone who is here whether or not did have to get out of the cold. i just asked and being told the capacity of this room behind me is about 250 people. not at capacity just yet. that's some good news. more good news is we're also being told power outages not an issue so far this morning.
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could be. but, again, they are prepared for that. now, again, with those dangerously cold temperatures forecasted the next few days, this is such a great resource because it could literally save lives. we're talking about, again, 10 minutes being outside with that frostbite. police in lowell also offering their services as well. because anyone who does need a warm place to stay here, they can actually call police and police will transport them here to the senior center, to the warming center. i want to get that information out to you, if you're in lowell, we want to let you know that, again, the warming center is inside the lowell senior center. that address is 276 broadway street. and, again, it is going to morning. of course this is not the only warming center opened. so if you're wondering, if your counter city offers one, give police a call. meantime, coming up in 30
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the city of lowell is asking everyone who lives here. in low well, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> blair: and stephanie, concerns this morning, and warnings for anyone driving onto the ice. two men fell through the ice in lake win pa talk key when the chevy suburban went under. they survived. they add anyone on the ice should carry a long and ice pick. of course stick with fox 25 as we continue to experience these frigid temperatures. now is the time to download our news and weather apps. get up to the minute forecasts, temperatures for your area and the news you need to know any time. it is a free download for android and apple devices. >> heather: to other news. a teacher killed in a freak accident when a manhole cover becomes dislodged and goes airborne before crashing through her windshield. caitlin clavette was driving on 93 south friday morning when this happened.
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elementary. the accident triggering hundreds of inspections on other manhole covers along i-93. and while state police investigate exactly what caused this latest accident. we went to a traffic engineer to find out more about how exactly happen. experts say engineers usually try to put manholes close to the center line of most roads to limit how often cars and trucks drive over them. but even so, normal wear and tear, settling pavement, even snowplows can damage covers causing them to become loose. >> it's not something that's new. and i think what's going to happen is you continue to see older. and you're going to start to see more of these things happen. >> heather: and yesterday's accident rather is actually disturbingly similar to a crash on 128 in westwood right here. where a driver was critically injured by a heavy sewer grate
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it was one accident in five days at the time that involved grates and manhole covers. >> blair: this morning a young boy is expected to be okay after he was hit by a car. this is scene on blue hill street in mattapan. yesterday morning. boston police say an 11-year-old was hit by a car there. the car did stop. the boy taken to children's hospital. and is expected to survive. facing any charges. >> heather: this morning, police want to know who is responsible for dumping a dog found barely alive on the side of the road. we do want to warn you, before we show you the photo it could be considered to be graphic. they say this dog was found on long point road near the lakeville town line. officials say that dog was dropped there on purpose and it wow. didn't survive the night. the dog estimated between 7 and 9 years old. just heartbreaking. if you know anything, you're
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accused of drinking and driving with dozens of students in dudley. he told police, he had mike quill or day quill because he wasn't feeling well. he was nearly four times the legal limit for a school bus driver. porter missed the stop and tried backing up, that's when he crashed into a utility pole, causing those wires to come down on top of the bus. when police arrived on scene, they say he appeared he was drunk. >> very very disturbing that this kind of thing could happen in this day and age especially. >> blair: first student, the company he works for, is telling fox 25 news, they are working to terminate him. a full review is underway along with appropriate disciplinary action. time now 6:37. and companies are pouring research into the quickly spreading zika virus. the vaccines ahead maybe he weeks away not years away. and timeline.
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approve improvement for local roads and rivers. asking to authorize a 250 million dollar spending bill to provide updates to bridges and roads. also for emergency shelter services and legal services for low income residents. >> blair: a major fund-raiser brought both bernie sanders and hillary clinton to minnesota last night. the two spoke at a democratic farmer labor party. their speeches hit on familiar themes for their campaigns with sanders talking about a political revolution. clinton repeated an indirect attack on sanders, saying she is not a single issue candidate. the caucus happens on tuesday, march 1st. >> heather: donald trump shown support for him in various ways, the shirts, the bumpers sticker, the hats. some people are getting more creative. take a look at this man's
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campaign rally in tampa bay florida yesterday. epdressed as the trump wall. earlier this week, a mini trump looking toddler got his hand autographed in louisiana. trump and the remaining gop hopefuls have a debate tonight in south carolina. >> blair: health officials working on a test for the zika virus. despite that news the world health organization also said today, it will be more than a year before any vaccine trials can even begin. >> these people are working toward having these ready as soon as possible. but in spite of this encouraging landscape, the vaccines are at least 18 months away from large scale drawing. >> blair: here in the u.s., at least 21 states and the district of columbia are now reporting cases. health officials are now scrambling to ship out virus test for women to health departments around the country. many fear there will be a
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>> heather: how to build a grow room, two of the courses offered at a local school teaching students about the marijuana industry. coming up the reason the school says those courses are needed for the public good. >> blair: plus, fighting for funding, states and first responders want more money to battle the opoid epidemic. coming up this, how what we're with advil, you' ll ask what backache? what sore wrist? what headache? what bad shoulder? advil makes pain a distant memory. nothing works faster stronger or longer than advil it' s the world' s #1 choice.
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hampshire senator says first responders need way more money trend. >> reporter: calling it all hands on deck moment, announced the emergency funding legislation to address the heroin and opoid epidemic facing the country. >> we're losing a person a day from in new hampshire from overdoses, three times as many in traffic deaths last year. 47,000 people died from overdoses in this country in 2014. >> reporter: the bill goes farther on the comprehensive addiction and recovery bill in 2013 just approved by the judiciary committee. he cowrote that bill and encouraged from the support it's getting from republicans around democrats. >> provide better treatment but also better prevention and education, long term recovery, help the law enforcement folks. >> reporter: he believes this bill is a good start but puts forward an emergency legislation to help tackle this crisis.
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billion to fight swine flu. last year we provided over $5 billion for the ebola epidemic and we only lost one person in the united states. so this is something we've got to do more to address. >> reporter: shane's bill is the aisle. senator agrees it needs more funding as does sell low new hampshire kaleigh ail lot. >> we'll work together to make sure the funding is there. >> reporter: in washington, george cally, fox 25 news. >> blair: from starting your own business, to learning the science behind marijuana, schools are popping up here in massachusetts to teach students how to prepare for a job in that field. the natick, the school offers courses from cultivation to a great room. that school opened in 2013, citing a need for qualified people in the industry. >> school is a very important part of playing a role in the
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you want to have people that are well informed and responsible and know what they're doing. and do this right. >> blair: this 12 course program costs about $2,000. the school has about 100 active students and 140 graduates. >> jason: good morning. bitter cold the big story. i'm watching an arctic front in the western parts of our state right now making eastward. that's going to give us a wind chill warning. 4:00 today. negative wind chill starting to take hold during mid to late afternoon lasting way into the overnight into tomorrow through midday. that's when we have the wind chill alerts. the advisory feeling more like minus 15 to minus 20 the cape and islands. the wind chill warning minus 20 to minus 35 in those dark shaded blue areas you're seeing. that can lead to frostbite in as little as 10 minutes with those wind chills. so right now, it's cold but going to get colder.
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little bit of sun peak out this afternoon. but that will be overwhelmed by the cold air that comes in. right now a wind chilled of 9. well above 0. it's going to get worse throughout the day. temperature right now 11 in worcester. 20 in chatham. we wrapped up most of the snow falling in the overnight hours. i want to show you the wind speeds right now, not bad, calm to about 10 miles per hour in most locations. but we'll replace with 20, 30 miles per hour sustained winds today. i expect them to start gusting as early as 9 or 10:00 this morning. look at all of the negative west. all of that arctic air is going to start plunging down into southern new england because of this dip in the jet stream that upcoming weekend. check out the wind gust, 35, 45, worcester to lawrence, up to portsmouth, boston, marshfield, 45 to 50 for the cape and islands. as we get into the afternoon and
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those winds are going to continue. and it won't be until about midday tomorrow before we start to see an improvement on the wind forecast. so the day planner, again, a little sun breaks out here but could also see a passing quick snow shower with this arctic front the coming by. it's 20 in boston right now. it's a cold start. feels like 14 at 9:00 in the morning, feels like 2, with a temperature at 17. at 3:00, notice the temperatures coming down with this front, feeling like negative 4 at 3:00 today. show you the other numbers for your neighborhood. beverly 12 at 5:00. these are the actual temps, 9 in bedford, worcester, you're at 4 degrees. we'll see sub 20 degree temperatures for the cape and islands too by late this afternoon. saturday night plans, not a great idea. we have negative temperatures already at 9:00 tonight for bedford back to worcester up to nashua. 0 to 5 norwood to boston.
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take you to the overnight u just keep plunging, waking up with negative 5 to negative 10 degrees, just about area wide. that's going to challenge a record. logan. we haven't done that since 1934. negative 11 worcester is our forecast low. that's going to challenge that all right. the seven-day forecast, weekend always in view, tomorrow we have that scattered snow shower chance, mainly in affect at the island ocean effect snow. only 12 for sunday's high. monday morning, we're at 1, but then back to 28 with some snow showers breaking out late monday. on tuesday, it changes to rain, we get a little milder and then a little cooler behind that. the ups and downs in this seven-day forecast. >> blair: through, jason. another city is challenging a planned casino in everett. somerville is appealing to the environmental protection agency last month to give wind resorts a permit.
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billion resort there in everett. the somerville mayor ises it is dangerous to residents because of excess traffic and large amount of added exhaust in the air. >> heather: two locally bread celebrities are coming back home. the wall berg brothers are looking to open a new restaurant in their home down of dorchester. mark and donnie wall lerg are trying to raise a new location of their wall burgers chain. they have great burgers. >> blair: they really do. ahead this morning, hate groups operating right here in massachusetts. aat this hour, where the groups are and what the groups are accused of doing. >> heather: first major trade rumors coming out of the nba this morning.
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>> get ready for a fun weekend of talk of a major trade. is it possible the celtics end up with kelly love after all. the celtics and cavaliers have had discussions possibly including the nicks would send love or carmel low anthony to boston. no word at all in what the celtics might have to give up. which is such a major factor. but danny age has indicated he's not interesting in picking up an expiring contract for any of his major chips. a developing situation we'll keep an eye on it for all. all star, rising star game, marcus smart representing the celtics in tore ron tee. nailed the first bucket of the game.
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ger rad parker throws down a windmill dunk. team u.s.a. beat the world. catholic memorial played this year, the top ranked team in the state for good reason. hosting brockton all out with a fall. trust me when i he tell you these guys were just getting going last night. brandon twit tee is the captain on the team along with hannah. look at the form. rattle rat the he will boom. they scored 100 points in 32 minutes. steven heys throws one down here. they took it 39-73. this week, they beat bc high earlier this week. they're the top ranked team for a reason. that's a good looking at sports have a great day. >> heather: a violent home invasion in dorchester ends with a suspect shot and killed by police. >> blair: what we're learning with the suspect's long history with police. >> jason: tracking your i get out of workpand i go to the store,
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could be more widespread. >> blair: plus a pair of hidden investigations in one city. this morning, the unusual similarities between the cases as police continue to look for one of the drivers. >> complete new england news coverage start right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: and thank you so much for watching the fox 25 morning news on this bitterly cold morning. it's 7 a.m. saturday, february 13th. i'm heather hegedus. >> blair: and i'm blair miller. we're seeing dangerously cold temperatures out there. and fox 25's storm tracker weather meteorologist jason brewer is in the weather center as the temperatures will fall later on as the day goes out. >> jason: it's going to get worse and worse and worse. i'm watching this arctic front, that's why we're going to see conditions deteriorating. we've had a little snow on the cape and islands. that's moved away. that arctic front could bring a brief passing snow showers. by far the big story will be the plunging temperatures.
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and the 20s. but not going up any higher through the day. in fact, you'll see breezy winds kicking in, 9, 10:00 in the morning. noontime temperature 1, by 3:00, feeling like negative 7. by 6:00, feeling like negative 13. and windy conditions gusting 30, miles an hour across the board. that continues into tonight with wind chill warnings up. i'll have more coming up. >> blair: freezing cold temperatures as warming centers are opening around the state today for anyone who needs them. >> heather: right now for one the senior center in lowell already providing helpful that's where we find fox 25 stephanie coueignoux. and stephanie, i know the warming station has been open since yesterday. people already taking advantage of it overnight. >> reporter: and you were hearing jason brewer talking about those plunging temperatures. i spoke with one man, he didn't want to go on camera, but he told me he is thankful this warming center is now open.
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here until it closes on monday. but take a look behind me, you can see there's a lowell police officer here as well as a firefighter, slash, emt, they are here to provide emergency assistance for anyone who needs it. right now, there are about 8 to 10 people still sleeping on cots here at the senior center. but some good news is that number could be much higher. so far no power outages to speak of here in lowell. that's absolutely good news as we're talking about these dangerous temperatures. and city officials are asking everyone to check on your neighbors. go next door, knock on that door, make sure that your neighbor's power is on. because if not, absolutely let them know about this senior center. because with these dangerous temperatures, these resources truly can be life saving. and, in fact, police here in lowell also offering their services. they say if you need a ride here to the senior center, call them
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we do want to get that information to you right there on your screen. again, this warming center opened around the clock 24 hours through monday. this is the lowell senior center. that's on 276 broadway street. and of course, this is not the only warming center available. call your nonemergency police line or your city or your town to see if their warming center is open. coming up in 30 minutes, not at capacity just yet here, but what to capacity. in lowell, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> heather: okay, stephanie. well, frostbite as you might imagine a real danger for anyone out in this weather. we spoke with a doctor at mass. general to find out how to make sure you're best protected. covered. so to keep your skin covered, if you're a parent watching out for kids or, again, it's an extremes of age that tend to get people into trouble. so if you're helping with a
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somebody who may not be as aware or capable, you want to try to keep as covered as possible. especially when it's a bitter cold and windy later this weekend, within minutes, you can >> heather: just within that's all it can take. here have some of the warning signs of frostbite to be aware of. numbness or prickliness. discoloration of the skin, red, coloring. it might feel or look hard or waxy your skin that is. once your skin warms up, another sign is also blistering. if you're experiencing any of these symptoms call a doctor right away. >> blair: it is a good time to download the fox 25 weather news app for the latest information for your area, including the temperatures, radar and. it is a free download for apple and android users. >> heather: grief counselors will meet with parents to talk about the best way for children to deal with the loss of a beloved teacher. caitlin clavette was killed
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when a 200 pound manhole cover became airborne and went through her car's windshield. it happened along i-93 south before the o'neil tunnel. she was a beloved art teacher at elementary school in milton. she was passionate about art and exercise. and the combination made her a vibrant person to be around. >> had a very ready smile and was very encouraging to others. missed. >> heather: today, they'll be checking other manhole covers on the road for safety. and it's work that started yesterday after the crash. four crews spent the entire day inspecting every manhole and storm drain along i-93 between mall. and the governor tells fox 25 he's not taking any chances. >> i understand this is an incredibly infrequent event. we decided to send the highway
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single opening of any kind. >> heather: this isn't the first time a manhole or grate cover has become loose and caused a crash. coming up in the next half however, we're going to take another look at other problems and let you know how things can happen in the first place. >> blair: this morning, police want to find the driver accused of hitting the with his truck on purpose. where it happened on lawrence street in lowell. 15-year-old on a bike argued with the driver just before the crash. police say that white pickup truck you saw on the surveillance image then crossed the road to hit the teen. the truck was found, but not the driver. that victim is expected to survive. several hours later, a similar incident, also in lowell. avenue. 28-year-old man hurt when he was pin between a pair of cars. andrew melendez of kittery maine had took off but arrested within minutes. he was. >> changed with assault with
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>> heather: take a look one of the suspects captured on an atm camera and the man on the left is accused of three different hold ups just in the past month. police say he and another man used a knife and a gun to rob people at atms after dark. you should call lynn police with any information. >> blair: this morning, fox 25 is working to get more information about a violent home incisionva. right now we know one person, a suspect, is dead shot by police. two more people are hurt. but it is not clear how they're connected to the crime. it all started yesterday morning on devon street in dorchester. when police arrive, they found two people shot. one of them trying to get to a waiting car with the help of another man. police tell fox 25 it was that man who was not hurt who ended up opening fire on police. police commissioner bill evans says it all played out over the police radio. >> could hear three commands. drop your gun. >> shots fired, we've got a suspect down!
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>> blair: there you hear the radio communications. boston police tell fox 25 the suspect who was killed had a long police record, including threatening to kill officers. this morning, we're working to learn more about the other people shot. >> heather: a local man facing murder charges in what police are calling a crime of passion. 70-year-old john witty from berkley was in court yesterday. he's accused of shooting john williams, who is also 70, on two vets. police found williams dead in his wareham home during a well-being check. prosecutors believe the killing may have been sparked by a love triangle and williams had once been dating a woman living with witty. >> blair: two deaths in arizona, now being investigated as a murder suicide. two 15-year-old girls found dead from gunshot wound. one of the girls had left behind a suicide note. the sister of one of the girls is also a teach are at that school. she says she found out the worst
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>> one of the students said, it was may. and her friend. and that's when i called up to attendance and asked could i get my sister's schedule. i need to know where she's at right now first period. and they put me on hold for 10 minutes. that's when i knew something was wrong. >> blair: police said the girls may have been in a relationship. the shooting put the school on lock down for hours while police investigated. that tragedy came on the same day that a woman tied to the deadliest high school shooting in u.s. history gave her first interview. it has been now almost 17 years since dillon klebold and eric harris were opened fire on columbine high school. now for the first time, dillon's mother, sue klebold is talking about her son. in an interview with diane sawyer last night, says she day.
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think, if it were theon other way around and how i would feel, if one of their children shot one of mine. i would feel the exact same way, i know i would. >> blair: she also said she rush brled off warning signs as typical teenage behavior. now she's introducing a book to recognize warning signs. all of the money from the book will go to those who suffer from mental illness. >> heather: now a 6 week standoff is over. now local state agencies in oregon are trying to determine who will foot the bill for it all. as fox 25 first reported thursday night. the final four holds outs at a wildlife refugee protest were arrested. that total cost may not be known for months. but the state wants the federal government and arrested protesters to pay for most of the costs associated with it. >> a school bus driver facing
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still ahead this morning, the medication the driver says he took before getting behind the wheel and how it all ended in a school bus trapped in live power lines. >> blair: plus hate speech or free speech. local groups claiming they've been unfairly targeted by a new study. the reason some say their conservative values led to their status as hate groups. >> jason: i'm tracking falling
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>> blair: hate groups operating here in the boston area. civil rights advocates have pinpointed the location of groups from framingham to lowell. but fox 25 investigates eric rasmussen explains how these groups are fueling a debate about free speech. >> reporter: an act of hate. >> the most intolerable and unbelievable act. >> reporter: the accused shooter in a deadly attack on a black church in south carolina. >> it was senseless. >> reporter: reference the council of conservative citizens in alleged manifest to. it's one of nearly 800 groups on this hate created by the southern poverty law center. my name is eric rasmussen i'm a
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fox 25 investigates tried to contact each of 23 groups identified in new england from the nation of islam in boston to mass. resistance listed on the hate map as an anti-lgbt group in waltham. many of them telling them unfaired labeled as hate groups including citizens of illegal immigration and law enforcement in framingham. >> they don't like our stand on immigration, so they obviously they have to make us look like we're the bad guys. >> reporter: founder jim focused on his denial of the holocaust. >> that the jews pulled a fast one on the whole world. >> reporter: fox 25 investigates spoke with the southern poverty law center in birmingham alabama. >> there are creditic thes that say the fplc are targeting conservative opinions they don't agree with. thousand do you respond to that. >> these groups are not listed
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not listed because they're on a different political position on of southern poverty law center. they're listed because of stuff they say and things they do. >> reporter: for fox 25 investigates, i'm eric rasmussen. >> blair: and fox 25 investigates got special access to one of the groups listed on that ma'am. we asked pretty tough questions and hear why why he says they don't deserve to be called a hate group. that report on our website, myfoxboston.com, under the fox 25 investigates tab. >> heather: switching gears at 7:16. closures to tell you about the on the green line this weekend, if you plan on taking the t. train service between park and hey market stations will be suspended today and tomorrow in both directions. this as the mbta is working to replace will the rail on the westbound track there. it's also so crews can wrap up work on the new government center platform and track. we're told it is still on schedule right now to reopen next month. in the meantime, the commuter rail hoping to keep things on time this morning despite the frigid temperatures.
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course are at risk for more mechanical problems. so in an effort to prevent that, trains were kept idling overnight. >> jason: all right. we have a wind chill warning goes into effect 4:00 this afternoon for dangerous wind chills that can cause frostbite. at that time, we're going to be watching out for that potential. so you want to stay covered up. you do want to keep it inside if you can. limit your time outdoors. it's going to be windy and bitter. wind chill advisory for the cape and islands. that starts at 4:00. these go through midday tomorrow. and then we'll begin to see less danger from the wind and the cold. temperatures 19 right now in boston. a little bit of sun. we'll peak through at times today. especially this afternoon, the wind chill at 6. but when you compare that with what we're going to be seeing later today and into tonight, we really haven't seen much yet. so temperatures right now,
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western areas, 11 worcester, 13 bedford, 18 hyannis, so all of us are down in the teens a few 20s left for the cape and islands. the winds not that bad yet. 15 or less. area wide. but they'll pick up again, running 20, 25, in a lot of spots. that's going to also bring the cold air down. look at all of these negative west here. this dip in the jet stream that's occurring right now is going to last right on through the rest of the weekend and let that cold air spill right down into southern new england. the winds gusting 35, 45 miles
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from there, 19 in burlington, that's it for the day today. the hour by hour wind chills, 10:00 in the morning, right around 0 in most locations around boston, the metrowest neighborhoods, already feeling the negative wind chills out to the west, feeling like 10 there in chatham. let's go to 3:00, we're feeling like negative 4 in boston. negative 12 in orange. still daylight out there, guys. there's 9:00 tonight, negative 15 to negative 30 from boston to the west. that's at 9:00 on your saturday night. so you might want to consider changing any plans that you have to be outside. let's go to sunday morning. still brutal, negative 20 to 30. so when you get that negative 35 wind chill, that's when you see the frostbite in 10 minutes or less. so very dangerous conditions out there. little snowflakes on the map for the weekend always in few. because we have snow chances
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those ocean effect snows with the bitterly cold arctic air over the relatively warmer waters that's why snowflakes on your sunday. can't rule out a quick passing snow shower today with this arctic front. when will we warm out? gradually on monday out of the arctic zone. and high of 28 for the afternoon. snow break out later on monday and change over to rain and ice on tuesday. a high of 46 on tuesday afternoon. and behind that system, we cool down again by wednesday into thursday. but no arctic chill after the weekend. back to you. >> heather: okay. we just have to get through this. you know marathon runners are pretty hardy. and happening today, training for the dana farer marathon challenge will go on despite the frigid weather. the group's training runs start at 11:30 this morning at the boston sports club on winter street in waltham. they're set to run 18 miles today but organizers do say it's okay to join in for a shorter
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is outside. the group does run the boston marathon each year to raise money for the dana farber institute. >> blair: a national chart, a unique cart. caroline's cart created a shopping cart for children with special needs. it is a the brain child of drew an long, after she struggled to manage both her daughter's wheelchair and shopping cart. it will be available at target stores around the country. caring pour the children with severe medical challenges, still ahead this morning, the new fix that has these women hoping they'll be able to get back to what's most important, being a mom. >> heather: plussen a attack caught on surveillance camera, it's broken up by a passer by.
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memory. he lived for decades with no idea who he was. dna confirm his his identity and now looking forward to seeing his mother. i can't imagine what that family is going through. >> heather: 30 years, it's incredible the brain can recover fascinating. this is fascinating to people who probably like history like myself. some people morbid, morbid curiosity might make them curious in the next story. still going to be able to book a ticket on the titanic 2. the new luxury liner will make maiden voyage two years from now and almost the exact replica of the famous ship that sank during the maiden voyage more than 100 years ago. the only difference, wider, have a widened hull, and have more life boats. it was supposed to sail this year, but pushed back hopefully much safer than the first bun. >> blair: they haven't sold tickets for this yet.
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>> heather: so amazing, trip of a lifetime. >> blair: exactly. a woman caught on camera, taking her life in her own hands, when a man tries to snap her purse. the man walked into a fast food restaurant in vegas, made a run for it with the customer's purse. but as you can see right there, she fought back, tackling that man to the ground and dealing out her own version of justice. eventually someone else stepped in, the would be purse got away without the purse, but he certainly paid for it. didn't he. >> heather: she's brave. did you see the way she wrapped her legs around his neck. if he stood up, she'd be on his shoulders. man, she's brave. this one, is another one to put away your summer decorations there are animals out there. here's a deer caught in a hammock in a belmont yard. it's so sad to watch this. the buck is working hard to free himself. the animal control had to come to his rescue. fortunately, the good news is he wasn't hurt.
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little guy there, trying to get himself free. >> blair: it must have been going on for a while because someone took a video of it. but apparently going to be okay. dealing with the cold today. and only going to get worse, bring in jason brewer. >> jason: i'm watching the negative readings plunging southward into southern new england, the timing and when the worse of it arrives, straight ahead. >> reporter: as temperatures continue to plunge, local cities
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>> complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: bundle up. you are waking up to dangerously cold temperatures this morning. here's a live look at the boston common and the back bay and the skyline. it's only supposed to get colder as the day goes on. we're going to be hit with negative numbers once the wind really picks up this afternoon. >> blair: and warming stations are already open around the state. we can look at where you need to go to stay safe if you need that on this saturday morning. it's good to have you here, i'm blair miller. >> heather: thanks for waking up with us, i'm heather hegedus. jason brewer is in the track irweather center. we're talking about true arctic weather coming our way. >> jason: this is a true arctic front. and it is plunging southward right now. the leading edge of the front over western massachusetts making its way across southern new england. the winds will start gusting
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the temperatures will only go down from this point. don't expect a warm up today. 11 worcester right now, 19 boston, a little bit of a wind but not that bad yet. 10 in the morning, the wind chills start to pick up. feels more like 0 around bedford, norwood and boston. 3:00, feels like negative 4 to negative 10. and then let's go into your saturday evening plans, 9:00 tonight, we're feeling like minus 15 to minus 25 all across the area and it just gets worse overnight. the winds don't let up. but i'll tell you when they do straight ahead. >> heather: all right. jason with temperatures and wind chills only expected to get worse throughout the day. cities and towns are already warming up, are already opening up warming centers. >> blair: and those centers offering people where to go to safe. stephanie coueignoux is live at morning. people are already there this morning, stephanie.
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about an hour ago, 10 people were still sleeping on cots in this room right here behind me. and not only that, they're waking up, but they're also waking up to a warm breakfast, so really, you have the warmth, the food, this is such a great resource. about 10 people, the capacity of this room is about 250. so there's a lot more room just in case more people are going to be needing somewhere warm to stay. the good news, though, is that hasn't really happened. it's not at capacity because we're being told by police that there really aren't any power outages in this city. that is some good news. that obviously could change as those temperatures continue to plunge. we're also told if the center should get to capacity, the city second center. i mean, really, the number on priority is just for everyone to be safe and warm because we are talking about dangerously cold temperatures. resources like this literally
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and police in lowell, what they're also doing is they're asking anyone, hey, if you need a warm place to stay, give us a call. the nonemergency line. and we will pick you up and center. they just want to make sure that everyone is safe. information out. information about this warming center here in lowell right there on your screen. and, again, this is the in the lowell senior center. at 276 broadway. and it's open now. and it's going to stay open 24 hours until monday morning. of course this is not the only center that's open. so if you're wondering about your city or town, definitely information. coming up in 30 minutes, the safety request that city officials are asking everyone to continue to plunge. in lowell, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> blair: and this morning, concerns appeared warnings for anyone trying to drive on any lakes and ponds. officials in new hampshire, say
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lake winnipesaukee when their chevy suburban went under. they survived but ice is not to be trusted in the temperature swings. anyone on the ice should carry with them an ice pick. stick with us on fox 25 as we continue to experience these bitter cold temperatures. now is the time to download our weather app. up to the date news any time. it is a free download right now for android and apple devices. >> heather: time now 7:34. and a teacher killed in a freak accident when a manhole cover becomes dislodged, goes airborne, and crashes through her windshield. caitlin clavette was driving on 93 south when it happened. she was an art teacher at glover elementary school in milton. that accident triggered hundreds of inspections of other manhole covers along 93. and investigates what caused this incident, we went to a traffic engineer to ask more
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experts say, engineers usually do try to put manholes close to the center line of most roads to limit how often cars and trucks drive over them. but even so, normal wear and tear, settling pavement, even snowplows can cause damage to those covers, causing them to become loose. >> it's not something that's new. and i think what's going to happen, as you continue to see our infrastructure get older and older, you're going to start to see more of these things happen. >> heather: yesterday's accident is disturbingly similar to this crash that happened on 128 in westwood when a driver was critically injured by a heavy sewer grate back in 2007. and at that time, it was just one of five accidents in five days that involved a grate or a manhole cover. >> blair: this morning, we're learning more about two people arrested after police found a dog abandoned in a new hampshire rental unit.
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two people charged with neglect faced a judge. they were released on bond. neighbors shocked about the allegations of animal cruelty. >> the things going on next door is really apauling to me. >> i was horrified. absolutely horrified. i can't image somebody would let a dog go that long. >> blair: he has a long way to recovery. under 24 hour care. they will let the public know when he is up for adoption. a machine being held on $50,000 bail this morning. on connection of long list of charges after an incident in woburn. they found him hiding under a bed at a house in boston after allegedly attacking an officer on wednesday, on this video right here, delgado hit a man with his car and kept on driving. that man seriously hurt. >> heather: a school bus driver accused of drinking and driving
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this happened in dudley and prosecutors told scott told police he had dayquil or my quill because he wasn't feeling well. he was four times the limit for the a school bus driver. he missed a stop and backed up and crashed into a utility pole causing live wires to come down on top of the bus. when police arrived on the scene. they say poiire appeared drunk. >> very disturbing that this could happen especially this day and age. >> heather: the school's superintendent in dudley says a full review is underway along with appropriate disciplinary action. >> blair: time now 7:37 and companies are pouring money into the research for the quickly spreading zika virus and now those efforts are starting to show. still ahead, the tests that may
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the new timeline for a vaccine. >> heather: signs t-shirts plastered with the phrase, maker me great again, we've all seen it. the unique way someone took another one of trump's most famous lines and turned it into a show of support. what this image is all about right here. >> jason: i'm tracking bitter cold. even a passing snow shower chance today.
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. >> blair: a major fund-raiser brought both bernie sanders and hillary clinton to minnesota last night. the two spoke at a dinner for the democratic farmer dinner party. they hit on major themes for their campaigns, clinton repeated an indirect attack on sanders she used in thursday of night's debate saying she is not a single issue candidate. the minnesota caucus happens on march 1st. >> heather: the fans for donald trump show support for him in various ways, signs, hats, buttons, bumper stickers, we've seen them all. now some people getting more creative. take a look at this man's costume at the republican presidential campaign's rally -- candidate's rally in tampa bay florida saturday. this man dressed as the trump's wall as the wall he wants to build to secure american borders for undocumented immigrants. he even has some bricks on him right there. trump and remaining gop hopefuls have a debate tonight in south carolina.
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a test for the zika virus, say it could now be weeks instead of years as previously reported before a test is shipped out to the worst hit areas. despite that news, though, the world health organization announced today, it will be more than a year before any vaccine trials can begin. >> people are working towards having these agencies ready as soon as possible. but in spite of this encouraging landscape, vaccines are at least 18 months away from large scale drawings. >> heather: in the u.s., at least 21 states and the district of columbia are now reporting cases. health officials are now scrambling to ship virus tests out for pregnant women to health departments around the country. many fear there will be a shortage. how to cultivate cannabis and build a grow room. those are actually two of the courses being offered at a local school teaching students about the marijuana industry. coming up, the reason that
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needed for the public good. >> blair: plus local mom is fighting for months trying to get help caring for their kids. next the big victo when we go to the store, i find my box of honey bunches of oats and i' m checking to see if i packaged it. best cereal in the world right there.
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. >> heather: help is finally on the way for local parents who aren't able to find nurses to help care for children with serious medical challenges. as fox 25 has been reporting for months, there is a shortage of qualified candidates. fox 25 kathryn burcham has the victory for two women leading the charge to find a solution. >> determination. we did not let up. we did not let up on them. >> reporter: politicians move aside, when it comes to their children, there is no one more powerful than their mother. >> we do know they're working on understanding the crisis we're
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they've been fighting to find skilled private duty nurses. both have severely disabled medically fragile children who need round the clock care. and while both families are approved by medicaid for 80 hours per week of nursing, these moms have been on their own. >> i was kind of down the amount of sleep i haven't got in the more than 30 weeks that we haven't had nursing. >> reporter: fox 25 has followed them as they lobbied state leaders to increase reimbursement rates for nurses to address the statewide shortage. they got the miracle they had been praying and pushing for. >> i'm hoping. i'm very hopeful. i am. >> reporter: the state will increase rates for lpns and rns for 25% for daytime care and 46% forever overnights and weekends effective april 1st. that means placement agencies will finally be able to find qualified candidates. and these two women so used to doing it all can finally focus on doing just one thing, being a
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moms are supposed to do and not nurses. to be caring for our kids. >> reporter: i'm kathryn burcham, fox 25 news. >> heather: good for them, that they received a victory. and the two women we spoke with, also chosen now to take part in a pilot program where nurses they hire will immediately receive a rise of $10 an hour. >> blair: starting your own business to learning the science behind marijuana. schools are popping up in massachusetts to teach students how to prepare for a future in the field. we got an inside look at one of those schools, the school of cannabis in natick. that school opened in 2014, citing a need for qualified people in the industry. >> the school is a very important part of playing a role industry. you want to have people that are well informed and responsible and know what they're doing and
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>> blair: the 12 course program costs about $2,000. it has about 140 graduates. >> jason: welcome back, right now tracking the wind chill warning goes into effect at 4:00 today. if you're just waking up with us, right now it's cold. but it only gets colder through the day. in fact, we're seeing dangerous wind chills up to minus 35 overnight into early tomorrow, in the dark blue shaded areas. that means you can get frostbite in 10 minutes. the wind chill advisory area for the cape and islands minus 15 to minus 20, takes about 30 minutes to get frostbite in that situation. all going down in dangerous territory. right now 19 in boston. winds out of the west around 19 miles an hour at the airport. that gives us a wind chill of 6 degrees. considering we're headed for minus 20, minus 30, it doesn't feel too bad out there right now. the winds are not gusting yet. i expect this map to look a lot different by 9, 10 in the
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as winds begin to gust 20 to 35 miles an hour. during the day increase even more, 24 to 35, in orange shaded even up to 50 for the cape and islands this afternoon. that continues on into the night tonight. temperatures right now running in the single digits in places like orange and keene, 11 worcester, 19 boston, 16 norwood, even below 20 there in hyannis, only colder look at these negative readings, i've been watching montreal diving from negative 2, negative 4, now they're negative 11. the arctic air making its way into southern new england. thanks to the powerful dip in the jet stream and arctic air outbreak, so the cold air plunging down lasting on into the rest of the weekend. although winds will finally taper down during the day on sunday. so our day planner, we do get some sun but also a passing snow shower with this arctic front possible. 9 in the morning, it's 18 in boston. feels like 14. by noon it's 17.
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and then by 3:00, we're at 12 degrees but feeling like negative 4 already. and that's only at 3:00. high temperatures we've pretty much done, ipswich at 21, and dover at 18. around 20 to start the day in the metrowest locations as well. but then only going down. let me show you the wind chills. 10, 11 in the morning hovering around 0 in many locations. colder west not as cold to the east. there's 3:00, that cold air continues to push in. minus 4 in boston, minus 8 in worcester at 3 p.m. for your saturday night plans 9:00 tonight, feeling like negative 10 hyannis, negative 20 boston, negative 30 in keene. and it's just here into the mid evening. it just continues overnight. so waking up tomorrow morning, you want to limit your time outdoors as well. going to be dangerous cold. we're going to be chasing the records overnight. in fa-account our record low tonight, negative 3 for sunday morning in boston. a negative 11 for worcester.
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those lows to be achieved. saturday. a couple of scattered snow showers. sunday with the weekend always in view, i've left the flakes on there primarily for the cape and islands or ocean effect snow. but a few other spots could see an additional snow shower behind this arctic front the. on monday, we begin to recover, a 40% chance of snow late. by monday into tuesday, snow changing over into ice even rain on tuesday afternoon. that moves out, we end up with a snow shower on wednesday. quite a roller coaster on the way. heather and blair over to you. >> blair: certainly is. took their loved ones and money. >> heather: the federal government offering those killed by whitey bulger a piece of his fortune now. coming up, how much the feds are offering and the string they've attached. you're watching fox 25 morning
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>> blair: valentine's day is tomorrow and time is running valentine's day is third behind only christmas and the back to school spending season when it comes to consumers spending. nearly $1.7 billion will be spent on chocolates and candy. 1.9 billion will be spent on flowers, heather. tell your husband, right. and believe it or not people treat their pets on valentine's day with $700 million spent nationally on their four legged friends. >> heather: i'm expecting some flowers. >> get ready for a fun weekend of talks surrounding a major trade in the nash. it's possible the celtics end up with kevin love after all. reporting on friday, the celtics
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discussions possibly including the nicks, that will send love or carmel low young to bon. no word on what the celtics may have to give up which is a major factor. but andy indicated not interested in in picking up a contract for expiring chips. keep an eye on it for you. the rising stars game, marcus smart representing the celtics in toronto. nailed the first bucket of the game and kind of set the tone. not on offensive showcase here. parker throws down a wind mill dunk in the marcus smart. team u.s.a. beat the world. if you've seen catholic memorial play this year, the top ranked team in the state for good reason. all out offensive assault. matt hannah gets it going in the end with the foul. trust me when i tell you these guys were just getting going last night. brand don twitty is the captain
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rat a rat a boom. the knights took it 36-109 to 73. a couple of wins for them. they're the top ranked team for a reason. that's a look at sports. have a great day. >> heather: a violent home invasion in dorchester ends with a suspect shot and killed by police. coming up, what we're learning now about that suspect's long history with boston police. >> jason: and i'm tracking the arrival of arctic air, the bitter cold temperatures you'll feel straight ahead. >> blair: plus fighting back against the heroin epidemic sweeping across new england.
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thing needed to . >> reporter: to open warming centers. the terrible support, police are offering to help keep everyone safe. >> heather: a community in mourning, a beloved teacher killed in a freak accident on her way to work. a manhole cover sent airborne on the highway. why an expert says this problem could be more widespread. >> blair: plus a pair of hit and run investigations in one city. this morning, the unusual similarities between the cases as police continue to look for one of the drivers. >> complete new england news
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this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: good morning, everyone. thanks so much for waking up with the fox 25 morning news. it's 8 a.m. on saturday, february 13th. i'm heather hegedus. >> blair: and i'm blair miller. we're seeing dangerously low temperatures out there. and jason brewer is in the weather center it will only get worse as it goes on. >> jason: that is true. we have a true arctic front moving into central massachusetts right now. it will move eastward and cold air plunge in behind it and winds continue to pick up. even a passing snow shower can't be ruled out today. temperatures right now running in the teens and 20s air wide but not going to warm up much and we'll see winds on top of that that produce dangerous wind chills. right now looking at wind chills in the single digit territory. negative readings for places orange and worcester. 3:00 saturday, negative 4 in
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in nashua and then into tonight, notice the readings at 9:00, negative 10 to negative 30 from the southeast to the northwest. wind chill warning has been posted dangerously cold with frostbite potential. much more on how cold we get tonight coming up. >> blair: this morning we have team coverage of freezing cold temperatures. warming centers open around the state for anyone who might need them. >> heather: among them a warming center in lowell. that's where fox 25 stephanie coueignoux is this morning. good to see you, stephanie. i know that warming shelter opened yesterday and a lot of people sleeping there overnight taking advantage of it. >> reporter: a lot of people very thankful for this heat right here. in fact, i just spoke with the families who said they just learned about it last night. immediately drove here because they didn't have any heat. about a dozen people took advantage. right here behind me, you can see in the front, there's a police officer and a
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well. they're here to provide any emergency assistance. so far, thankfully, though, they haven't had to do any of that. and some more good news as they were telling me that power outages, of course, can be a big concern especially when you're talking about these dangerously cold temperatures. so far no power issues. and because of that, this warming center not nearly as full as it could be. capacity. so a lot of room still left over. and city officials are saying, be a good neighbor, knock on the door next to you, check in on your neighbor, see if they have power, because, again, we are talking about life-threatening conditions. and these places really just can be life saving. again, i spoke with a woman who is staying here with her family. she didn't know about this place until a friend texted her. she said she didn't realize it existed and is just so thankful
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>> there was 7 of us staying in the car. squished. there was no lying down flat. just sitting up. >> reporter: and it must have been cold. >> freezing. yeah. >> reporter: and, again, 7 people packed inside a car, including children. her friend texted her that information and taking a look at your screen, if you know of someone, take down this information, pass it along, because it truly could help save a life. this warming center, again, is inside the lowell senior center. that is on 276 broadway street. it's going to stay open 24 hours until monday morning. and police will also give you a ride here if you need transportation. and, again, this isn't the only option if you're in another town, another city, call and see if there's a warming center available where you live. and coming up in 30 minutes, what could happen if this place does fill up to capacity. in lowell, i'm stephanie
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>> heather: good that they're doing that there. and as you can imagine, frostbite is a real danger for anyone out in this cold weather. we spoke with a doctor at mass. general to find out how you can make sure that you're best protected. >> the key things are to stay covered. to keep your skin covered, if you're a parent watching out for kids or, again, it's the extremes of age that tend to get people into trouble. so if you're helping with a parent who is older or another somebody who may not be as aware orible ible capable, you want to stay as covered as possible especially when it's bitter cold and windy this weekend, within minutes you can get into trouble. >> heather: here are some of the warning signs of frostbite, numbness, prickliness, discoloration of the skin, red, white, blue, gray skin. the skin might look hard or feel waxy. once your skin warms up, another sign can be blistering. if you're experiencing any of
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>> blair: it's a good time to download fox 25 weather and news app, they have the latest information at in i time for your area, including temperatures, forecast, and radar. it is a free download or android and apple users. >> heather: more news now, grief counselors will meet with parents to talk about the best way to help children deal with loss of a beloved teacher. caitlin clavette was killed yesterday on her way to work when a 200 pound manhole cover went airborne and went through her windshield. right along 93 south before the o'neil tunnel. clavette was a beloved art teacher at glover elementary school in milton. and friends tell fox 25 clavette was passionate about art and exercise and that combination made her a vibrant person to be around. >> she had a very ready smile and was very encouraging to others. and she'll be very very deeply missed. >> heather: now, today, state transportation officials say the result of all of this, will be checking other manhole covers on the roads for safety.
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yesterday after the crash. four crews spent the day spanning out, inspecting every manhole and storm drain between -- on i 93 and between governor charlie baker telling fox 25 he doesn't want to take any chances. >> this is an incredible y infrequent event we decided to send the highway crews out to any kind. >> heather: sadly this is also not the first time that a manhole or a grate cover had become loose and caused a crash. coming up in our next half hour, we'll take a look at other problems that have happened in massachusetts and tell you how these kind of things can happen in the first place. >> blair: this morning, police want to find the driver accused of hitting a teenager with his truck on purpose. fox 25 cameras on scene in lowell yesterday when it happened in lawrence street. the 15-year-old on the bike, argued with the driver just
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the pick up driver in the surveillance image you just show crossed the road to hit the teen. the truck was found but not the driver. that victim is expected to survive. several hours later, though, a similar incident, also on lowell. this one ca-dell avenue. a 28-year-old man seriously hurt when he was pinned between a pair of cars of andrew melendez of kittery maine had already taken off but was arrested within minutes. he's now being charged with armed assault with intent to kill. >> heather: lynn police hoping surveillance pictures will help them catch a pair of men for armed robberies. an atm camera. the man on the left is accused of three different hold ups within the past month. the man on the left and another man were using knives and guns to rob people at atms after dark. call lynn police if you have any information. >> blair: this morning, fox 25 is working to get you more information about a violent home invasion, right now we know one person, a suspect is dead, shot
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clear how they're connected to the crime. this all started yesterday morning dorchester, when police arrived they found two people shot one of them waiting to car with the help of another man. police tell fox 25 it was that man, who wasn't hurt, who ended up opening fire on police. police commissioner bill evans said, it all played out over the police radio. >> could hear three commands, drop your gun. >> shots fired we've got a suspect down! officer -- hit! >> blair: you hear those radio transmissions, boston police tell fox 25 the suspect who was killed had a long police record, including threatening to kill officers. this morning, we're working to learn more about the other people shot. >> heather: 8:08 and a local man is facing charges in what police are calling a crime of passion. 70-year-old john witty from berkley was in court yesterday, accused of shooting another tuesday. police found williams dead in
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well-being check. prosecutors say the incident may have been sparked by a love triangle and that williams had once dated a woman who was living with twitty. >> blair: this morning, a deadly double shooting at a high school in arizona is now being investigated as a murder suicide. it happened yesterday at a school outside of phoenix. two 15-year-old girls were found dead from gunshot wound. police say one of the girls left a suicide note and the pair may have been in a relationship. that shooting put the school on lock down for hours while police investigated. that tragedy came on the same day that the woman tied to the deadliest high school shooting in history. gave her first interview. it has been 17 years since dillon klebold and eric harris opened fire here at columbine high school. they killed 13 people and hurt 2 dozen more before taking their own lives. now for the first time ever, dillon's mother, sue klebold is talking about her son in an interview with diane sawyer last night, she of says she lives
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>> and i kept thinking -- constantly thought, how i would feel if it were the other way around and one of their children had shot mine. i would feel exactly the way they did. i know i would. >> blair: she also said, she brushed off the possible warning signs as typical teenage behavior. now she's hoping the new book she's releasing this week will help other parents recognize those signs for what they are. all of the money from the book will go to help people who suffer from mental illness. >> heather: new this morning, a 6 week standoff is over and now local and state egg as in oregon are trying to figure out who is going to foot the bill for it all. fox 25 reported thursday night that the final four hold outs at the wildlife refugee protests were arrested. now this morning, reuters is reporting the entire show down will likely cost tax payers millions of dollars. the total costs may not be known for months but the state wants the federal government and the
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cost of most of that. >> blair: also new this morning, a settlement now been reached between a former patriots player and a man he's accused of shooting in the face. that case settled yesterday in a federal courtroom in florida. aaron hernandez accused of shooting his former friend after an argument in a nightclub back in 2013. the reporting the details of the settlement has not been released. hernandez serving life in prison for the death of odin lloyd. also facing charges in the shooting death of two other men. >> heather: a desperate call for help as the heroin epidemic grows. a local leader now taking the battle to capitol hill. still ahead, what she says first responders need more of to save lives. >> blair: plus an unexpected offer turning up in some mailboxes. >> i saw a big envelope and it said u.s. attorney's office. and i said, ha. >> blair: next, the deal being offered to the families of whitey bulger victims in exchange for a promise. >> jason: it's cold now. but it's only getting colder of
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. >> jason: we're challenging record cold tonight in boston and in worcester.
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dangerous frostbite concerns are out there. much more coming up. >> heather: 8:14 now. and he took their loved ones. in return, they now get to take his money. the federal government offering money of james whitey bulger's victims part of his fortune. one widow tells fox 25 ted daniel she has no problem with the plan. >> i saw a big envelope and it said u.s. attorney's office, and i said ha. >> reporter: for mary callahan, it's an offer she can't pass up. the u.s. attorney's office about to give her a piece of the infamous crime boss of boston. as long as she agrees not to sue the government. this will be the first compensation callahan will receive for the murder of her husband john. in 1982 his bullet ridden body found in the back seat of his cadillac in a parking lot at miami international airport. it was a professional hit ordered by james whitey bulger.
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according to some, it will be a lot to many of us. >> reporter: callahan expects to receive a check for more than $50,000. it will likely be a lot more if it included the value of whitey bulger's weapons. >> those guns are valuable. and i think these guns have a history. and i think maybe they would be valuable. >> reporter: dozens of guns were found at the santa monica apartment where whitey bulger was captured in 2011. instead of selling them, the federal government plans to destroy them. memorabilia collector phil castinetti from saugus tells us they would likely go for 10 to 20,000 a piece. >> even if you don't know him from being around boston, you know him because of the movie. gangster and murder memorabilia, as crazy as it is, they have a big following. >> if they're afraid the guns would fire, can they do something that the guns won't fire? i don't know. >> reporter: ted daniel, fox 25 news.
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looking ahead to this weekend, it's 8:16 now. about. if you plan on taking the green line this weekend, train service between park and haymarket stations will be suspended today and tomorrow in both directions. the mbta is working to replace the rail on the westbound track. and it's also that crews can wrap up work on the new track. we are told that that is still on schedule to reopen by next month. in the meantime, the commuter rail is hoping to keep things on time this morning despite these arctic temperatures. with the cold weather, the trains are at risk for more mechanical problems. so in an effort to try to prevent any problems, we're told overnight. and jason, good thing they did that, because people are going to want to run into the train as soon as it comes into the station today? >> jason: you can bet that. keep the heat on. bitter cold this morning. wind chill, subzero wind chills before sunset today.
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for the cape and islands. that means feels like minus 15 to minus 20. could take 30 minutes to get frostbite. down to minus 35, that wind stripping the heat away from skin, could only take 10 minutes for frostbite. those warnings posted tonight through midday tomorrow. boston. that's pretty much going to be the high. the winds are not strong yet. the wind chill at 10. that's nothing compared to minus 20 we're going to feel later on. the winds beginning to gust out to the west. not much here in southern new england yet. have to get out here in the higher terrain where you see winds starting to pick up. ly gusting 25, 30 miles an hour area wide up to 45 in orange shaded area, up to 50 for the cape and islands at times today behind this arctic front. so right now the temperatures are running around 15, 20 degrees just about area wide, a few single digits far west. but look what is bottled up to the north and making its way southward.
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falling from negative 2 to negative 6. right now they're at negative 13. and that cold pipeline of air out of the northwest is coming straight into southern new england through the day today. the jet stream is dipping down. that's why we have this arctic air outbreak plunging toward us and we're not going to get any relief from the wind any time soon. and it's going to be bitterly cold right through at least the middle part of your sunday. so the wind chills in boston today, down to negative 3 by 3:00. down to negative 18 by 9:00 tonight. cover up, limit your time outdoors, high temperatures today there, 18 to 20. haverhill to topsfield. chelmsford, 22. 22 dedham. down from there. and look at those hour by hour wind chills around 0 in bedford at 10:00 this morning. by 3:00, again, negative territory. anywhere from boston westward and into the night tonight.
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we're at minus 10, minus 20 most spots even colder to the west and then as we wake up tomorrow morning, minus 20 to minus 30 is what it feels like to start your sunday. by the way, ocean effect snow bands are likely to set up and the weather service noting that you typically need northerly wind flow to get the long fetch of over the warmer water to get those cumes. this air is so cold even with the northwest wind, we could get local amounts to 3, 4 inches along the cape. the weekend always in view. that's why i have those snow showers on both days over the weekend. but mainly out to the south and east, with the bitterly temperatures. starts to recover a little bit after valentine's day. but snow breaking out late monday. changes to ice even rain on tuesday and then wednesday we wrap up that system withlingering snow. temperatures rising a bit tuesday. only go down, again, by the end of the week and then friday, we're watching yet our next
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>> blair: training for the dana farer marathon challenge. the group training starts 11:30 this morning at the boston sports club in waltham. they're set to run 18 miles but organizers say it is okay to come join for a shorter distance. especially with the temperatures we're seeing this morning. the group runs the boston marathon each year to raise money to the dana farer cancer institute. by the end of the work, the sports authority could be bankrupt. the company missed a 20 million dollar dent payment last month. it says it's been negotiating with lenders, but if they can't reach an agreement or make had a payment by sunday. the company will be forced to file for bankruptcy. if that happens, they'll be forced to close half of their 450 stores. the company spends $6 million a year to have their name on the denver broncos stadium. a school bus driver accused of taking students on a dangerous ride. what he says he took before
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>> . >> heather: taking a look at talk ires this morning.
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story because they like history. but soon you're going to be able to book a ticket on a titanic replica known as the titanic 2. the new luxury liner is slated to make its maiden voyage two years from now. it will almost be a replica of the ship that sank during its maiden voyage more than 100 years ago. the only difference it will be wider, a yielded hull and more life boats and hopefully a lot safer too. titanic 2 original the set to sail this year but it has now been pushed back. >> blair: i'm sure the level of detail will be impressive to see. >> heather: if you looked it up, found the tickets hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> blair: i would hope so. >> heather: for the money, you're going to have a great experience. >> blair: he is already the face of corporate greed former executive is greedy when it comes to music. he wants to be the only owner of kanye west latest album.
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west held a debut event the life of paub below. he is willing to shell out $10 million if only one copy is made and then sold to him. last year he paid $2 million to own the only copy of the wutang record. he is facing security fraud charges. back in it again and just bizarre. >> heather: i don't think he's learned his lesson. he's still greedy. just seems like greed. but also motivating had imto be the only own. check this out, a surveillance video, the man walks into a fast food restaurant in las vegas and made a run for it with the customer's purse. she ends up fighting back. she straddles him. all of her body, tackles him to the ground. eventually somebody else jumps in.
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the good news is he got away without the purse at least. >> blair: look at the guy's face, okay, enough, i'm out of here, you win. >> heather: i appreciate that she stood up for herself but i think police would say don't do that because it can be more dangerous that suspect would be. >> blair: jason brewer, going to get worse, bitter cold. >> jason: absolutely. pretty much hit the highs today during the morning. i think plunging temperatures are in the afternoon. 11:00 readings behind me looking in the teens and 20s. bitter cold winds on the way. timing them out for your neighborhood hour by hour coming up. >> reporter: as temperatures continue to plunge, local cities
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the resourc complete new england news coverage continues right now, this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: you are waking up to dangerously cold temperatures this morning. as we take a live look at the skyline in boston. it looks clear but you don't get a sense of temperatures looking at that picture. the bad news is that it is only supposed to get colder as the day goes on. so we're going to be hitting negative numbers once the wind picks up this afternoon. >> blair: as a result of, warming stations opening up around the state right now. take a look at where you can go if you need that today. still ahead, it is 8:30 on this saturday, february 13th, good to have you here, i'm blair miller. >> heather: sure is. i'm heather hegedus. let's check in with jason
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center for us, we're talking about arctic air headed our way. >> jason: absolutely. across massachusetts. right now temperatures in the teens and 20s. but we're just not going to be able to warm up much because this front will move in throughout the day. winds will pick up and it's just going to get worse. wind chills right now mostly in the single digits and teens. let me show you what happens through the day. at noon, it feels like about one, if that. 7. by 6:00, negative 13. windy conditions, combined with bitterly cold temperatures, wind chill warning goes into effect. >> heather: with temperatures and wind chills only expected to get worse today, cities and towns are already opening up warming centers in an effort to keep everyone safe.
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>> reporter: and i was actually talking to a mother with a family of 7 and she said she had no other place to go. she is just, as you can imagine, so thank. family. about a dozen or so people were staying inside this room right here behind me. you can see a lot of folks had started to get up. not only did they have cots here, they also have breakfast. so a lot of people, of course, having that hot coffee, and having the serial and some donuts. so just a really great resource for everyone. now, the good news is, again, about a dozen people were staying here. but it was certainly not at capacity. and the good news is that there really aren't any power outages to speak of this morning. that's what we're being told. now, again, it holds about 250 people. so i was asking them what happens if there's 250 people applies that show up. we're being told that a second warming center would likely open. and, again, we're talking about
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temperatures over the next two days. so these places really can save lives. police also doing their part here in lowell. they're offering anyone who need a ride to one of these warming centers, give them a call and they'll head on over. we do want to post that information because the family that i was speaking about said they had no idea this place was open until a friend texted her. so that's the information right there on your screen. again, this is inside the lowell senior center. which is on 276 broadway street. and this open 24 hours. it doesn't close. it's going to open and remain open through monday morning. and of course, this is not the only warming center that's available. definitely call your town or your city to check to see if there are options for you. and, coming up in 30 minutes, the safety requests that city officials are now asking everyone to participate in. in lowell, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> blair: also this morning,
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planning to drive on any of our lakes and ponds. two men fell through the ice in lake winnipesaukee and their chevy went under. they survived. but they add anyone on ice should carry an ice pick. stick with fox 25 as we continue to experience these frigid temperatures. now is the time to download our news and weather apps get up to the minute forecasts any time temperatures for the area and the news that you need to know. it is a free download right now for android and apple devices. >> heather: to other news, a teacher killed in a freak accident when a manhole cover became dislodged and went airborne before crashing through her windshield. caitlin clavette was driving on 93 south friday morning when it happened. she was an art teacher at glover elementary in milton. the accident triggered hundreds of inspections on other manhole covers along i-93. and state police will investigate exactly what caused
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and spoke with a traffic engineer to find out more about how something like this could happen. experts say engineers usually try to put manhole covers close to the center line of most roads to limit how often cars and trucks drive over them. but even having said that, normal wear and tear, settling pavement, even snowplows, those all can cause damage to the covers, causing them to become loose. >> it's not something that's new. and i think it's going -- what's going to happen is you continue to see our infrastructure get older and older, you're going to start to see more of these types of things start to happen. >> heather: and sadly yesterday's accident is disturbly similar to this one that happened on 128 in westwood where a driver was injured by a heavy sewer grate back in 2007. and that was just one of five accidents in five days back in 2007 that involved grates and manhole covers. >> blair: this morning, a young boy is expected to be okay after
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this is the scene on blue hill avenue in mattapan around 8 yesterday morning. boston police say the 11-year-old was hit by a car there. the car did stop. the boy was taken to the children's hospital and is expected to survive. no word if the driver will face >> heather: this morning, police want to know who is responsible for dumping a dog who was found barely alive on the side of the road. middleboro animal control officers say the dog was found on long point road near the lake town line. officials say that dog was dropped there on purpose and 40 pounds under weight. sadly it didn't survive the night. the dog was estimated to be between 7 and 9 years old. if you know anything, middleboro police are asking people to contact them. >> we are also learning this morning, more about the two people arrested after police found a dog abandoned inside a rental unit new hampshire. the puppy was found in londonderry in bad shape.
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in neglect, face the judge. they were released on bond. neighbors are shocked to hear the allegations of animal cruelty. >> the thing that was going on next door is really apauling to me. >> i was horrified. absolutely horrified. i can't imagine somebody would let a dog go that long. >> blair: they say he has a long road to recovery but under 24 hour care. police will notify the public when the dog is up for adoption. >> heather: accused of drinking and driving with a school bus full of children in dudley. yesterday prosecutors tell scott told police he had my quill or dayquil, about he wasn't feeling well. police say he was nearly four times the legal limit for a school bus driver. he missed a stop and police say he tried backing up and that's when he crashed into a utility pole, causing wires to come down on top of that bus. here's his mug shot. police say poir -- when they arrived on scene, poir appeared
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>> very disturbing this could happen in this day and age especially. >> heather: first student which is the company he works for, they are moving to terminate poir. the school superintendent telling us, quote, a full review underway along with appropriate disciplinary action. >> blair: companies pouring money into research for the quickly spreading zika virus and now those efforts starting to show. still ahead, the tests that are weeks, if not years away and the timeline for vaccine. >> >> heather: we've all seen the signs with the bumper stickers with make america great, the donald trump lines. another trump famous lines and showed it into a show of support. show you what this guy and that line are all about. >> jason: tracking temperatures
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>> blair: valentine's day is tomorrow and time is running out valentine's day is third behind only christmas and the back to school sending season. when it come to consumer spending. nearly $1.7 billion will be spent on chocolates and candy. another 1.9 billion will be spent on flowers and people actually spend a ton on their pets on valentine's day. with $700 million spent friends. i know you've been shopping for your husband, if he's watching this morning, he better get busy. >> heather: but i better go out and get something for my dog, i forgot about him. give him a bis skit or
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mothers fighting appeared going to get the help that they say they need. >> determination. determination. we did not let up. >> heather: coming up in the next half hour, we will tell you about the big changes coming for parents to help children with serious medical challenges. >> jason: i'm tracking increasing winds right now. getting the brand new wind reports first gusts of the day up around 20 miles per hours. it will gets would and colder i'll time that out for you.
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up around 20 miles per hours. choice but to open fire choice but to open fire . >> jason: wind chill warning, dangerous cold, hour by hour look when the coldest air moves in. >> reporter: these dangerously cold temperatures are prompting cities and towns to open warming centers. the additional support police are offering to help keep everyone safe. >> heather: a community in mourning, a beloved teacher killed in a freak accident on her way to work. a manhole cover sent airborne on the highway. why an expert says this problem could be more widespread. >> blair: thus plus a pair of hit and run investigations in one city. this morning, the unusual similarities between the cases as police continue to look for one of the drivers. >> complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: thank you so much
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it is 9 a.m., february 13th. you're waking up to a freezing morning. i'm heather hegedus. blair: and i'm blair miller. we are seeing dangerously low temperatures out there right now and fox 25 meteorologist jason brewer is in the storm tracker weather center tracking these temperatures which will fall as the day goes on. >> jason: unfortunately, it gets worse from here, true arctic front moving into western parts of the state right now, the arctic air behind it and the winds are increasing, our first wind gust around 20 miles per hour, but you can expect 40, possibly even 50 later on today. wind chills at 10 in the morning hovering around 0 mark. let's go up to 3:00 today, negative 4 boston. negative 8 worcester. that's what it's going to be feeling like. and for your saturday night plans, 9:00 tonight, we're going to feel like minus 20 to minus 30 in most spots. and it just keeps getting worse from here. into the overnight tonight. negative 25, negative 35. that's the feels like number.
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these numbers. that's, again, why we have wind chill warnings posted. i'll be back with more coming up. freezing temperatures. warming centers open in the state for anyone who needs them. >> heather: one of them, in the lowell senior center in lowell is providing helpful that's coueignoux is. i know the station has been open since yesterday and people are taking advantage of it, so that's a good thing. >> reporter: yeah. and heather, about a dozen people actually stayed the night here, sleeping on cots. just really trying to get warm because they had no other option. so this really is a wonderful resource. and right here, behind me, you can see a firefighter, slash, emt. he's here along with a lowell police officer. just to provide emergency assistance, if need be. luckily, though, it's been very quiet. and some more good news, they were telling me, is right now here in lowell, no issues with power. and that of course is a huge concern.
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certainly do not want to be waking up inside a house without heat. again, because of that, the warming center, not as full as it could be. it would house around 250 people. and what city officials are doing is this. they're opening these warming centers. but they're also asking everyone to check on your neighbors. go outside, knock on that door, just to make sure that they have heat. and if they don't, definitely let them know that this is an option right here. because, again, we are talking about these incredibly cold temperatures, options like this one certainly could help save a life. now, earlier i spoke with a woman. she stayed overnight with her family of 7. and that's including children. she told me that a friend had texted her last night. she had no idea this place existed. and really is just so thankful she's out of the cold. >> there was 7 of us staying in the car. swished. there was no laying down flat. just sitting up.
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>> freezing, yeah. >> reporter: and, again, as you just heard, her entire family was living in a car. so, again, such a huge option for them. we've put that information on your screen. so if you do know of someone who is in need, let them know about this place. again, this warming somewhere is inside the lowell senior center. and that's on 276 broadway street. it's going to be open 24 hours a day. so you can come in at any time. it's going to stay open through monday morning. and if you need a ride here, lowell police is actually offering driving options as well. they will drop you off. other centers around massachusetts also open because of these incredibly cold temperatures. call ahead, check to see if there's an option for you where you live. and coming up in 30 minutes, what would happen, what could happen, if this shelter is filled up to capacity. coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> heather: great resource
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well, frostbite is a real danger for anyone out in this cold up you heard jason say that as well. we spoke with a doctor at mass. general to find out how you can best be protected. >> the key things are to stay covered. so to keep your skin covered. if you're a parent watching out for kids, or, again, if the extremes of age that tend to get people into trouble. so if you're helping with a parent who is older or another somebody who may not be as aware or capable, you want to try to keep as covered as possible, especially when it's bitter cold and windy later this weekend. within minutes, you can get into trouble. >> heather: you heard dr. harris say within minutes you can get into trouble. here are some of the warning signs of frostbite you want to be aware of, numbness, prickliness, discoloration of the skin, red, blue, or even gray. skin might feel hard or might look waxy. once your skin warms up, another sign is blistering. if you are experiencing any of
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a doctor immediately. download the fox 25 weather and news app, the latest information for your area, including the temperatures, the forecast, and the radar. it's a free download for android and apple users. >> heather: more news now, today grief counselors will meet with parents to talk about the best way to help children deal with the loss of a beloved teacher. caitlin clavette was killed yesterday on her way to work when a 200 pound manhole cover became airborne and went through her windshield. it happened along 93 south before the o'neil tunnel. clavette was a beloved art teacher at glover elementary school some milton. friends tell fox 25 clavette was passionate about both art and exercise and that combination made her a vibrant person to be around. >> had a very ready smile and very encouraging to others. she will be very very deeply missed. >> heather: today transportation officials will be checking other manhole covers on the road for safety. that's work that actually
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the crash. four crews spent the day inspecting every manhole and storm drain along 93. they spanned out between somerville and the south bay mall. governor charlie baker telling fox 25 he's not going to take any chances. >> understanding this is an incredibly infrequent event. we decided to send the highway crews out to inspect every single opening of any kind. >> heather: and actually, this is not the first time that a manhole or grate cover has in massachusetts. coming up in our next half hour, we'll take a look at some other problems and tell you how things like this can happen >>okay. >> blair: this morning, police want to find a driver accused of hitting a bicyclist on purpose. witnesses tell police, the the 15-year-old who was on the bike, argued with the driver just before the crash. police say that white pickup truck you see in the surveillance image then crossed the road to hit the teen. the truck was found, but not the
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that victim is expected to survive. several hours later, a similar incident, also in lowell. this one happened on ca-dell avenue. a 28-year-old man was seriously hurt when he was pinned between a pair of cars. andrew melendez of kittery maine had already taken off but arrested within minutes. he's now being charged with armed assault with intent to kill. this morning, fox 25 is working to get more information about a violent home invasion, right now we know one person, a suspect, is dead shot by police. two more people are hurt but it's not clear how they're connected to the crime. all started here on devon street in dorchester. when police arrived, they found two people shot. one of them trying to get to a waiting car with the help of another man. police tell fox 25 it was that man who was not hurt who ended up opening fire on police: the police commissioner bill evans said, it all played out over the police radio. >> could hear three commands, drop your gun.
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hit! >> blair: there you hear the police communications. police tell fox 25 the suspect who was killed had a long police kill officers. this morning, we're working to learn more about the other people shot. >> heather: a local man facing murder charges in what police are calling a crime of passion. 70-year-old john lee of berkley is was in court yesterday accused of killing another 70-year-old john williams on wednesday. he was found in his wareham home during a well-being checked. the incident may have been sparked by a love triangle. >> blair: this morning, a deadly double shooting in a high school in arizona is now being suicide. it happened yesterday at a school outside of phoenix. two 15-year-old girls were found dead from gunshot wounds. police say one of the girls had left a suicide note. the sister of one of the girls school. she says she found out the worst
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>> one of the students said it was may. and her friend. and that's when i called out to attendance and asked, could i get my sister's schedule. i need to know where she's at right now, first period. and they put me on hold for 10 minutes. that's when i knew something was wrong. >> blair: police say the girls may have been in a relationship and that shooting for the school locked down for hours while police investigated. that tragedy came on the same day to the woman tied to the deadliest school shooting in history. gave her first interview. it has been almost 17 years since dillon klebold and eric harris opened fire at columbine high school. the two teenagers killed 13 and injured two dozen more before taking their own lives. now, susan klebold is talking about her son. she says she lives with guilt every day. >> i kept thinking, constantly thought, how i would feel if it
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one of their children had shot mine. i would feel exactly the way they did. i know i would. >> blair: she also said she brushed off of the possible warning signs as typical teenage behavior. now she's hoping a new book she's releasing this week will help parents recognize what those signs are. all of the money generated from the book, will go towards people who suffer from mental illness. >> heather: now local and state agencies in oregon are trying to figure out who should foot the bill for it all. the final four hold outs for the refugee protest had been reported. now this morning, reuters reporting the whole showdown will likely add up to millions of dollars for tax payers. the total costs may not be known for months. but the state wants the federal government and the arrested protesters to cover most of the costs associated with that. >> blair: also new, a
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former patriots player and a man he's accused of shooting in the face. that case settled in florida. aaron hernandez accused of shooting his former friend after an argument in a nightclub in 2013. the globe reporting details of the settlement not been released. hernandez spending life in prison for the death of odin lloyd. also facing charges in the shooting deaths of two other men. >> heather: school bus driver charged with taking students on a terrifying ride. the medication, the driver says the wheel. and how it all ended in a school bus wrapped in live power lines. >> blair: plus, hate speech or free speech? local grooms claiming they've been unfairly targeted by a new study of the reason some say their conservative values led to their status as hate groups. >> jason: and i'm tracking negative wind chills in boston
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here in the boston area. civil rights advocates have pinpointed the locations of six groups from framingham to lowell. eric rasmussen explains how these groups are fueling the debate about free speech. >> reporter: an act of hate. >> the most intolerable and unbelievable act. >> reporter: the accused shooter in a deadly attack on a black church in south carolina. >> it is senseless. >> it was church. >> reporter: reference the council of conservative conservatives in his alleged plan fest to. it's one of nearly 800 groups on this hate created by the southern, poverty line. >> reporter: my name is eric rasmussen, i'm with fox 25. fox 25 investigates tried to contact each of 25 groups in new england from the nation of islamic in boston. and the massive resistance, many told us unfairly labelled as hate groups, including concerned citizens and friends of illegal e legal immigration law
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>> they don't like our stand on illegal immigration, so they're obviously -- they have to make us look like we're the bad guys. >> reporter: but internet interviews mostly focus on his denial of the holocaust. >> that the jews pulled a fast one on the whole world. >> reporter: these are groups that target people and characteristics they cannot change. >> reporter: fox 25 investigates spoke with the poverty law center in berm, ham alabama. >> there are critics that say the slp are targeting conservative opinions this he don't agree with. how do you respond to that? >> these groups are not listed because they're conservative not listed because they're on a different political position than the southern poverty law center. they are listed because of stuff they say and things that they do. >> reporter: fox 25 investigates i'm eric rasmussen. >> blair: fox 25 investigates got special access to one of the groups on that map. we asked the leader pretty tough questions and why he says he
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hate group. that report is on investigates tab. >> heather: to other news. about. for the green line, if you're going to take the green line, you need to know that train service between park and haymarket stations will be both directions. the mbta is working to replace the rail on the westbound track. and this is also so that crews ask wrap up work on the government center platform and track. we are told that work is still on schedule and should reopen next month. in the meantime the commuter rail is hoping to keep things on time this morning despite the frigid temperatures. with the cold, trains are at risk for more mechanical problems. so in an effort to prevent that, trains were kept idling overnight. >> jason: welcome back. it is cold. we have our arctic air making its way into western parts of our state now.
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this front makes its way across southern new england. winds are beginning to gust a little bit too. but those will increase through the day as well. right now we have that front making its way down. it's just going to spread across the area and bring in that arctic chill. and it's going to be with us through the day on sunday as well. and then finally by next week, we'll start to see some improvement. but a wind chill warning is up. minus 20 to minus 35 is what it feels like in the deep shaded blue area. into the night tonight, wind chill advisory for slightly less bitter cold for the cape and islands. snow on top of things there. even with ocean effect snow bands potentially setting up. so with minus 20 on the wind chill factor, you can get frostbite time in 30 minutes there. with minus 30, only about 10 minutes for exposed skin to get frost bitten. be extra careful limit time outdoors, cover up as well if you must be outside.
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what we're going to be seeing. wind chill at 9. northwest wind beginning to pick up. gusts on schedule between 9, 10:00, running about 10, 25. we're going to kick them up, 30, 45, in the or rack shaded area, even about 50 miles an hour wind gusts on the cape and islands later on this month, and into the afternoon. the temperatures in the teens and 20s but with the wind starting to pick up and with negative temperatures upstream, look at that, negative 4 in buffalo now. going to dr. of that cold air gown and make a run at overnight temperatures tonight. big dip in the jet stream, allowing cold air to come into southern new england. look at the boston wind chills today by 5:00, negative 5 right around the sunset time. hour by hour, there's 3:00, you see the negative readings, anywhere i-95 westward into the later part of the afternoon. by 9:00 tonight, you might want to rethink your outdoor plans.
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date night plans or something along those lines, running at 15 to negative 25 on the wind chills and that's at 9:00 this evening. waking up tomorrow morning, minus 25 to minus 35. that's why we have the wind chill warning for frostbite times at 10 minutes. there's 1:00 sunday. we're still in negative territory, even though the winds are beginning to come down. and we get rid of the advisories and the warnings. we're going to being chasing a record by tomorrow morning. negative 3. the official record low in boston from 1934. we're going to make a run at that. worcester, negative 11. the official forecast low and the record stands there at the worcester airport. so we're going to be way below 0 on saturday night. it's not going to be much warmer but a little bit. we'll mention that snow shower chance especially out east and for the weekend always in view and then by tuesday, milder air moving in with snow changing over to rain. back to you blair and heather. >> heather: all right. and with these cold
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marathon. happening today, training for the dana farber marathon challenge will go on, group morning. they tell us, we're going to do a group run out of the boston sports club in waltham. they're set to run 18 miles in this winter weather. but organizers say it is okay if folks want to join in for a given the cold. the group runs the boston marathon each year to raise money for the dana farber cancer institute. i hope they bundle up out there. >> blair: ahead this morning, a plea from local mothers acting as nurses. they've been trying for months to get help caring for their children with severe medical challenges. still ahead the new fix that has these women hoping to get back to what's most important, being a mother. >> heather: plus an attack caught on surveillance camera. why the one who will now have to
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. >> blair: a canadian man regain his his memory three years after suffering from a head injury. he was only 31 years old when he hopped on a bus in niagara falls.
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up slipping, hitting his head and losing his memory. he lived for decades with no idea who he was until memories started coming back just last month. dna testing confirmed his identity. and now he is looking forward to reuniting with his mother. 30 years later. what happened to trigger something -- >> heather: his mother must have been so thrilled. so interesting, what would trigger that. the human brain is so fascinating. soon you're able to book a ticket on the titanic 2. the new luxury liner is slated to make the maiden voyage in two years and slated to an almost exact replica of the ship that sunk during its maiden voyage more than 100 years ago. the only difference, wider, and more wided hull, and more life boats, hopefully more safety. i imagine people who saw the movie, history buffs will all
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it costs thousands of dollars to get a ticket. you'll have to save up trip of a lifetime. >> blair: a woman took her life into other own hands, when a man tried to snap her purse. take a look at this. he walked into a fast food restaurants. there she depose, tackling him to the ground, grabbing by the waist there be and dealing out her own version of justice to him. eventually a person stepped in to help. he got away. he stood up, i'll see you later, i'm good. >> heather: i was mugged once, they tried to take my purse, i tried to fight him at first, but then i remembered they had a weapon. better to just give it over, not worth it sometimes. >> blair: not at. >> heather: turning our attention to the weather now, talking about dangerous temperatures all morning long. jason is here with how cold it's going to get, jason. >> jason: the arctic air making its way in as we speak.
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zero by 3:00 today. in boston, temperatures in the teens and 20s. right now, nothing compared to what we're going to see. i'll have those temperatures coming up. >> reporter: as temperatures
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and towns are continuing to take . complete new england news coverage continues right knew. this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: and we are waking
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temperatures this morning, as we take a live look from the skyline of boston it looks quiet out there. and still, but when the wind picks up this aeven, it's going to get even colder as the day progresses. we're going to hit negative numbers, folks once the wind picks up. that's not even accounting for the wind chill which is worse than that. >> blair: it's brutal out there. warming stations are opening around the state. we're going to take a look at that this morning. first, it is ri9d on saturday, february 13th. i'm blair miller. >> heather: i'm heather hegedus. thanks for joining us this morning. jason brewer is in the storm weather center. i can't believe we're talking about arctic air bona fide coming our. >> jason: and the winds going to pick up a little bit. the western parts of our state, even a passing snow shower with this passing front making its way through for the day. but the big story the temperatures. right now we're in the teens and 20s, so we're cold but take a
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we're going to feel as the winds increase through the morning and into the affect. we're going to feel like 0 either side of that through 10, 11:00 this morning. through 3:00 today, feeling like negative territory anywhere from boston, north and westward. and then we go into saturday, 9:00 tonight. negative 20 to 30. boston westward, even getting into those negatives for the cape and islands. the and then waking up tomorrow morning, negative 25 to negative 35. a wind chill warning goes into effect later today. frostbite concerns with us. i'll be back with neighborhood temperatures coming up. >> heather: that's where the term bone chilling temperatures comes from. and with temperatures and wind chills only expected to get worse today, many cities and towns already opening up warming center are for folks who really need them. >> blair: offering folks to get out of the cold and stay safe. fox 25 stephanie coueignoux is live at one this morning, and stephanie, as you've been telling us all morning, people have been there.
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checking in with the family of seven that we've been hearing from earlier this morning and they were telling me that seven overnight. and it was so cold, they actually told me that ice was forming on the inside of their car. so truly this warming center right here behind me is such a life saving resource. some good news, though. that a lot of people not having to deal with power outages today. and because of that, about a a dozen or so people here at the warming center. certainly not up to capacity. about 250 people can fit here. truly a wonderful resource for anyone who does need it. we asked if it had been filled up, what would they have done. we're being told the city would likely open up a second center. but, again, with these dangerously cold temperatures for the next two days, again, places like this just so important. and police here in lowell, they are saying that they're actually
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needs a ride here to the warming shelter. i do want to get right to that information because that family of seven, the mother was telling me, that she had no idea this place was open until someone texted her that information. so if you know of someone who needs a resource like this, take down this information. right there on your screen. again, this warming center is inside the lowell senior center, which is at 276 broadway street. open 24 hours. it doesn't matter what time of the day, head on in. and it's going to stay open until monday morning. and, again, this is not the only center that's available. definitely check with your local police department. call your city or town to see if there's an availability there as well. and, again, one last thing. city officials really urging everyone, go next door, knock on that door, check to see if your neighbor is safe. and check to see that their heat is on. because as jason brewer has been telling us all morning long, we're talking about dangerously cold temperatures. in lowell, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news.
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concerns and warms for anyone planning to drive onto the ice at any of our lakes and pond. two men fell through the ice on lake winnipesaukee when their chevy murder ban went under. they survived but the ice conditions are not to be trusted with the recent swing in temperatures we've seen. anyone on the ice should also carry an ice pick they add. stick with fox 25 as we continue to experience these frigid temperatures. now is the time to download our news and weather apps. temperatures for your area, and the news you need to know. it is a free download for android and apple devices. >> heather: it's 9:34 now. and a teacher killed in a freak accident, when a manhole cover became dislodged and went airborne before crashing through her windshield is being mourned this morning. caitlin clavette was driving on 93 south friday morning when it happened. she was an art teacher at glover elementary in milton. that accident triggered hundreds
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covers along i-93 yesterday. and while state police continue to investigate what caused this latest incident, we went to a traffic engineer to find out more about how this sort of freak accident could actually happen. experts say engineers usually do try to put manholes close to the center line of most roads in order to limit how often trucks and cars drive over them. having said that, normal wear and tear, settling pavement, even snowplows, can damage those covers and cause them to become loose. >> it's not something that's new. and i think it's -- what's going to happen is as you continue to see our infrastructure get older and older, you're going to start to see more of these things kind of happen. >> heather: yesterday's accident is disturbingly similar to another crash this one on 128 in westwood that happened when a driver was critically injured by a heavy sewer grate. this was back in 2007. and it was just one of five accidents in five days that
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cover back then. >> blair: this morning we're learning more about the two people arrested after police found a dog abandoned in a rental unit in new hampshire. the shits zoo in a immed puppy was found. the two women facing neglect faced a judge. they were released on bond. neighbors are shocked about the allegations of animal cruelty. >> the things going on next door is really appalling to me. >> i was horrified, absolutely horrified. i can't imagine somebody would let a dog go that long. >> blair: vets say that dog has a long road to recovery. but is under 24 hour care. police will notify when that dog is up for adoption. >> heather: a school bus driver accused of drinking and driving of a bus school of students in dudley faces a judge in court yesterday. prosecutors told scott poirier told police he had dayquil or my quill because he wasn't feeling well.
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school bus driver. poirier missed the spot and he tried backing up and that's when he crashed into a utility pole causing wires to come down on top of the us about. when police arrived on scene being drunk. >> very very disturbing that this kind of thing could happen. in this day and age especially. >> heather: first student which is the bus company that poirier works for, tells fox 25 news, they are working to terminate and the school superintendent there says, quote, a full review is underway along with appropriate disciplinary action. >> blair: time now 9:37. and countries are pouring money into research for the quickly spreading zika virus and now those efforts are starting to show. still ahead the test that may be u.s. just be weeks, not years away and the new timeline for a sackvene. >> heather: anyone who has seen a rally for donald trump has seen his phrase out there, make america great again. the unique way someone else took another one of trump's most famous lines and turned that
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the donald. >> jason: i've been watching plum melting temperatures to our north and west, the negative territory on the way.
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tonight and also tell you >> blair: a major fund-raiser brought both bernie sanders and hillary clinton to minnesota last night. the two spoke at a dinner for the democratic farmer labor party. spoo their speeches hit on familiar themes for their
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about a political revolution. clinton used an an indirect attack on sanders say she is not a single issue candidate. the caucus happens on tuesday, march 1st. >> heather: fans of donald trump show their support in various ways, signs, hats, buttons, bumper stickers, all pretty common. now some people are getting a little more creative. take a look at this man's costume here that he doned at a campaign rally in tampa florida friday. he is dressed as the trump wall, as in the wall trump wants to build to secure america's all right. take a look at that, folks. trump and the remaining hopefuls, remaining gop hopefuls, have a debate tonight in south carolina. we'll have highlights tomorrow. health officials working on a test for the zika virus say it could be weeks as opposed to years, as previously reported before tests ship out to worse hit areas. despite that news, the world
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be more than a year, likely before any vaccine trials can even begin. >> these people are working towards having these agencies ready as soon as possible. but in spite of this encouraging landscape, vaccines are at least 18 months away from large scale drawings. >> heather: in the u.s. at least 21 states are reporting cases. health officials are scrambling to try to ship virus tests out to pregnant women to health departments throughout the country. but many fear there will be a shortage. how to cultivate cannabis and how to build a grow room. those are just two of thes cos being offered at a local school teaching students about the marijuana industry. coming up, the reason the school says it's all for the public good. >> blair: plus, help is finally on the way for mothers fighting for months.
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. >> jason: welcome back, temperatures hovering in the teens and 20s right now. but wind chills around 0 through noon only getting worse from there. winds pick up throughout the afternoon. feeling like negative 7 by 3:00 here in southern new england. i'll tell you much more about who could see a few snow showers as well coming up. >> heather: all right. the:45 help is finally on the way for local parents who are not able to find nurses for health care for children with serious medical challenges. as fox 25 has been reporting for months, there's a shortage of qualified candidates. but fox 25 kathryn burcham has the victory for two women leading the charge for coverage. >> determination. >> determination. we did not let up. bedid not let up on them. >> reporter: politicians move aside, when it comes to caring
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mother. >> we do know they're working on understanding the crisis we're >> reporter: since last some, they've been fighting to find skilled private duties nurses, both have severely disabled, medical fragile children who need round the clock care both families are approved by medicaid for 80 hours per week of nursing, these moms have been on their own. >> i counted down the hours, the amount of sleep i haven't goep got in the more than 30 weeks we haven't had nursing. >> reporter: fox 25 has followed donald and gurkin as they lobbied state leaders to increase reimbursement rates for state nurses to address the statewide shortage. they've got the mere call they've been praying and pushing for. >> i'm hopeful. >> reporter: they will increase rates by 25% for daytime care and 46% overnight and weekends. that means placement agencies will finally be able to find
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and these two women, so used to doing it all, can finally focus on just one thing. being a mom. >> it's doing the things that moms are supposed to do and not nurses. to be caring for our kids. >> reporter: i'm kathryn burcham, fox 25 news. >> heather: and those two moms we spoke with, also chosen to take part in a pilot program, where nurses they hire will immediately receive a raise of $10 an hour. >> blair: another city is now challenging a planned casino in everett. somerville is appealing the environmental protect agency's next month to give wind resorts a permit. wind looking to build $170 billion resort in everett. the casino will be dangerous for residents, though, the mayor says, and the added amount of exhaust in the air. >> heather: two local celebrities coming back home. the wahlberg brothers are opening a new restaurant in dorchester.
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are trying to raise money from investors to open a new location of their wahlburgers chain it will be located in the proposed south bay town center development. exciting news for them. >> jason: all right. good morning. if you're just waking up with us, it's cold. but it's only going to get colder. we have a wind chill warning that goes into effect at 4:00 this afternoon as winds kick up and arctic air moves in. the cape and islands could see accumulating snow, thanks to ocean effect snow bands starting to set up. let me tell you about the warning and the reason we have it. it's because of the frostbite concerns that can produce. so if you have a wind chill of negative 20, you can get frostbite in about 30 minutes. if you have a wind chill of below 30, it only takes 10 minutes to get frostbite with those kinds of conditions. ly wind chill of 9 not in the danger zone, cold, most cloudy, 21 in boston.
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up much as the arctic front moves in. winds beginning to gust between 9 and 10:00 a.m. they start to pick up. looks like that's the case. up 35, 45 on the gust today in orange highlighted area. even up near 50 on the gust from the cape and islands. again, just a raw wind with that bitterly cold wind chill an issue. temperatures right now in the teens and the lower 20s area wide. but look what's been going onto our north and west, we started out the morning when i got here, negative 2 in montreal. now it's negative 13 there. buffalo at minus 3. those negative numbers are going to make a run at southern new england overnight tonight. why? we've got a big dip in the jet stream, allowing that cold arctic air to intrude all the way south here and with those disturbances coming around the base of that arctic dip in the jet, we've got that chance to get a couple of quick snow showers with this arctic front blasting through. it's really going to be the
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from chatham back towards barnstable county and edgartown there and also nantucket where you can see some of those snow bands producing a quick, two, three inches of snow later today into the overnight. appeared even into parts of tomorrow. even though we have a northwest wind, you see those bands with the northwest wind, the area so cold in relatively warmer water that's what you got to watch out. our day planner today, 3:00, boston at 17, but feeling like minus 2. by 5:00, feeling like minus 6. take a look at other areas, 3:00 on saturday, tracking our hour by hour wind chills with future track. anywhere from basically boston to the south and westward, you're looking at negative wind chills at 3 p.m. 9:00 tonight, we're all in negative territory, minus 20 to minus 30. just brutal for your saturday night plans. you want to change them, keep them inside if you can. sunday morning, at minus 25 to minus 35. that's where we bottom out. that's where those wind chill
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1:00 sunday, we're still feeling like minus 10. even though we recover, take a while to really recover. there are the records, 1934, negative 3 in boston, that's the standing record there, 1979, negative 11 worcester. we're going to being awfully close to that tonight, guys. there's your weekend always in view. temperatures in the teens and i have those snow showers on there, mainly the cape and islands with the ocean affect. so it's a cold valentine. monday, snow breaking out later in the day and then changing over monday night into tuesday to freezing rain or rain as our next system makes its way through. going to help thaw us out for a little bit. and colder wednesday as the system exits and into thursday. no arctic chill after tomorrow. >> heather: got to get through tomorrow. all right. thank you, jason. the e book and the kindle made a lot of people think bookstores might become a thing of the past. good news for bookstores that's not the apparently the case.
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shows bookstores are once again on the rise. bookstores sales raised by 12 and a half % last year, that's the first over the year increase since 2007. glad to see people still like tangible in their hands. >> blair: something to hold onto it. >> heather: go back to it, if your ipad suddenly happens to it. >> blair: still there. the competition for the best valentine's day gift. this next one would probably be in the running. >> heather: yes, the billboard
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>> blair: from starting your own business, to learning the science behind marijuana. schools are popping up in massachusetts to teach students how to prepare for a future in the field.
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schools the northeastern school of cannabis in natick. the school offers courses on everything from cultivation to building a grow room. that school opened in 2014, citing a need for qualified people in the industry. >> the school is a very important part of playing a role in the future of the cannabis industry. you want to have people that are well informed and responsible and snow what they're doing and do this right. >> blair: the 12 course program costs about $2,000. the student has about 100 students. and 40 graduates. >> heather: in case you forgot, valentine's day is tomorrow. but an indiana man is making husbands feel maybe a tad inadequate. check out that billboard right there that he decided to honor his wife with. the message on that huge sign reads, pat and patty forever, 27 years and counting, you complete me. love always, pat. so husband, partner ins, wives
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significant others, boyfriends, girlfriends, get out there and up your game. that reminded me that last weekend was my dad's birthday, i took him to the celtics game and to get on the jumbotron. if you see jordan out there, happy birthday. happy birthday, i love you dad. sorry about that. >> he missed his part of the show. >> jason: it is, you complete me, with jerry maguire. hard to remember that little moment there. seven-day forecast. >> it gets colder through out the day today. wind chill warning at 4, don't be out tonight unless you have to. stay pretty cold throughout monday morning. then some rain on tuesday. >> blair okay birth plan. top of the brown box. alright got it! aromatherapy. lotion. woo. grey basket bottom right. you are so organized. and the selfie stick. yeah don' t give me that look... life is packing for an early delivery, and an ikea closet
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