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everyone stays safe. >> new details coming out what caused the former mayor to black out behind the wheel. the medical issue this crash uncovered. >> plus this morning, the president is to void left by the death of a supreme court justice. coming up the fire that is created following the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> and you're waking up to historic cold temperatures in the boston area. we are under a fox 25 weather alert because temperatures are below zero. they haven't felt this way since 1957. it's 6 a.m., on february 14th, i'm heather hegedus. >> blair: i'm blair miller. our team coverage continues with fox 25's storm tracker weather meteorologist jason brewer. it was so cold, the low tire pressure gauge came on in my car
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>> jason: i don't doubt it. good thing you were able to start the car. we have negative readings area wide. minus 9 right now in boston. minus 15 in worcester. it's even negative 7 in hyannis there. and cape cod. look at wind gusts 30 miles per hour in many locations. that strips the heat away from the skin and then we're talking about wind chills. the feels like numbers are running minus 30 to minus 40 as you get started on monday. keep it indoors. no reason to be inside. we are shattering the records. the records stand at minus 3 and minus 11 at worcester and boston. look at this, we've already been down, minus 9 and minus 15. no problem running right through those. future cast shows negative readings through 9:00 this morning. won't be until 9:00 or 12 before we see zero or above. despite that, high temperatures today only climbing in the
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teens. it's going to be another cold night tonight. those numbers coming up and talk about our next snow chance too in a minute. >> heather: like jason just said, one of the areas hardest hit is the central part of the state, worcester, with higher elevations seeing some of the temperatures as well as wind chills. it takes minutes for frostbite to set in, maybe even 10 minutes. doctors already seeing cases in worcester. the advice from that city is to bundle up, even better, stay at home if you don't have to go outside. >> blair: that's right. warming centers are opened and people to stay safe to stay safe from the cold. >> heather: stephanie coueignoux is in lowell, the warming center. i know the number of people taking advantage of that center continues to grow today. >> reporter: and heather, when we were here yesterday morning, about a dozen or so people spent the night. overnight, though, zooming in
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so definitely a lot more people here. and you know what? the warming center, not the only resource, i'm going to have my photographers zoom in to the pizza boxes. a pizza shop donated pizza to everyone who stayed the night. really a lot of community out pouring. i'm going to have my photographer pan over to this pile of winter clothing, not only that, not only were we told that the pizza shop donated pizzas, but people came in from across the community and donated winter clothing. so really anyone who needs it, can actually come here and pick and choose what they need. now, i did check and some good news, we are talking, of course, about these dangerously cold temperatures. but no power outages here in lowell. so that is wonderful. now, this warming center can hold up to 250 people. again, right now, 55 people of stayed the night. but we're told if it does get to capacity, the city would likely
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and if you know of someone who is in need of warm shelter, take a look at your screen, we put information for this center right there. again, this is inside the lowell senior center 276 broadway street. it is going to stay open 24 hours through monday morning. what we've also done is put a list of warming centers across our area on our website, myfoxboston.com. definitely check that out. coming up in 30 minutes, the action that local police departments are making to make sure that nobody stays out in the cold. in lowell, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> and this video here, shows emergency crews working to rescue a homeless man. he was found in lowell, suffering from a possible case of hypo they were i can't last night. he could not get to safety on his own, the crews were sent there to get him out. this zero temperatures aren't just hard on us, they can
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here's the things to look for. one of the things you're most likely to see, low tire pressure. this 10 degrees can cause a 10% drop in pressure so your cars handling will likely be a bit different. a lot of spark plugs also have a hard time in the cold. inially your car warms up, there could be a bit of stutter to the engine. batteries don't like this cold weather so your engine may have a hard time starting. >> heather: good advice there. to other news, developing this morning, a political fire storm, is already starting after the antonin scalia. >> he was found dead of natural causes yesterday. having been nominated 30 years ago by president ronald reagan. now president obama says before his term he will nominate a replacement justice. scalia was a conservative.
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towards the democrats for the first time in years. >> heather: and the response of the gop worried about losing their majority in the supreme court was swift. president obama's plan for a nomination took over the beginning of last night's presidential debate. >> the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia changed the tone of the republican debate in south carolina. >> just to be clear you're okay with the president nominating somebody. >> i think he's going to do it whether i'm okay with it or not. it's called delay delay delay. >> i believe the president should not move forward. and i think we ought to let the next president of the united states decide who is going to run that supreme court with the vote by the people of the united states. >> strengths and weaknesses in foreign policy experience were also major factors. >> first day in the situation room. what three questions do you ask your national security experts about the world?
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want to do it, and how hard do we want to hit. >> reporter: prior to the off center, marco rubio promised a better performance than what he turned in will during the last debate. >> i think there are three major events you want to get on, number one, southeast pacific region, number two what are we doing in the middle east, driven east. and the third is reinvigorating nato in. >> reporter: there were a few surprise moments in the debate. >> i could care less about the insults that donald trump gives to him. i'm glad he's happy about it. but i am sick and tired of him going after my family. my dad is the greatest man alive in my mind. and while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my
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apparatus to keep us safe. and i'm proud of what he did. >> reporter: the economy was also a hot topic. >> everyone understands at home, that the middle class has been left behind in the last 7 years of the obama economy. and we've got to bring jobs back, we've got to get people back to work. we've got to get wages going up again. we've got to get people moving from part-time work to full-time work. we all agree on that. it's not going to be solved with magic pixie dust. it's not going to be solved declaring in the air, let there be jobs. >> heather: while they were debating, democratic candidates paid their respects to justice scalia. bernie sanders, said, quote, while i differed with his views and prudence, he was a supreme justice of the court. and hillary clinton, said, i did
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dedicated justice who brought passion and energy to the bench. there's speculation about who might replace justice scalia. already reporting former massachusetts governor, deval patrick may have a shot. he is a close friend of president obama. and served in the justice department during president clinton's administration. >> it is 6:09. for some the horror of how their friend died has not sunk in. caitlin clavette was killed on her way to work. a 200 manhole cover went airborne and crashed through her windshield. it was on the southbound side of the expressway. >> it still hasn't sunk in. a little bit. i can still hear her laughing. she had one of those laughs, bottle it up and make money on the street because it was so awesome.
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is still a mystery. immediately after the accident, mass. d.o.t. checked similar manholes and grates out of an abundance of caution. >> heather: ashes being blamed to start a fire for this home in weymouth. neighbors say they heard a circuit breaker hit and saw flames on their back porch. when firefighters got there, they were able to contain the damage to one corner of the home there. despite the cold temperatures, they didn't have any trouble battling this house fire either. the flames breaking out yesterday afternoon on butler street in lawrence. several people at that home at the time. everyone was able to make it out safely. the cause of that fire remains under investigation. >> a sudden snow squall sent traffic on a major highway into disarray. the 50 car pile up that had
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save lives. >> heather: plus what a man has got to do, coming up, though, with all of the combat roles open to women now, the big debate centered around whether young women should have to register for the draft. >> jason: subzero temperatures
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>> welcome back, it's negative 9 at boston and logan right now. look at the wind chill, minus okay. the cold is upon us, i'll tell you when we thaw out, coming up. >> daniel: a major highway expected to reopen this morning after a deadly pile up. a sudden snow squall caused near whiteout conditions that left 50 cars and tractor trailers in tangled metal on i 78 in pennsylvania yesterday morning, three people killed and dozens injured had to be cut from their cars. >> heather: as we've been reporting, recently all military jobs including combat positions were opened up to women. now two of the nation's top military leaders say women should have to with selective service just like men. top congressional leaders are also on board with the change.
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selective service, says, quote, it's what a man has got to do. register for the draft. with all military roles now open to women, the top leaders in the armies and the marines told army last week, it's time to change all draft rules. >> they also said, given we've lifted restrictions on all combat politicians, which i support, it would make sense that we have women registered for selected service. >> reporter: kelly, a member of the armed service committee, tells me it's a change she support. >> we have women serving in combat now. we have women who have given their lives for our country. >> reporter: on the presidential campaign trail, in ayacht's home of new hampshire, senator cruz blasted the idea. calling it dangerous political correctness. >> the idea that we would grasp our daughters and force them into the military and put them in close combat, i think is wrong.
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president, we ain't doing it. >> reporter: i asked ayacht what she thought about cruz's message. >> this is a powerful message across the nation. >> reporter: i reached out to the pentagon and told me this is department of defense or the white house. congress would have to change the vote to change the law in order to require women to register for the draft. >> daniel: the u.s. is one step closer to a true driverless car. federal investigators gave google a green light to without a person controlling the vehicle. state can still pass laws that require vehicles to have those things. it is 6:16 right now. we are tracking historic record breaking temps. let's go to fox 25's storm tracker weather meteorologist jason brewer. >> jason: keep it inside. we have subzero readings right now. and they're going to last until
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we're in no way out of the woods from the coldest temperatures. we could even see temperatures fall a little more here prior to sunrise as we normally see. now, the winds are going to gradually taper off through the day, which is some good news. it will be sunny, but that means a clear and cold night tonight. below zero temperatures are going to be likely once again. tidbits. we've been below zero handful of times since 2005. but three of them occurred last february, two of them, i should say, and then another one last january. that brutal winter last ear year, 2015, certainly held a handful. nothing like this, these are the coldest readings we've seen since 1957. minus 9 right now in boston. minus 15 worcester in. minus 9 in chatham.
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on the outer cape. look at the winds right now, 30 to 35 miles per hour. that's producing wind chills minus to 30 degrees, look at that below zero wind chills all across the board and shattering records this morning. i do want to reiterate, the frostbite time, takes just 10 minutes with these kind of wind uncovered skin. put the extra layers if you have to be out, and don't stay out a long time. look at this, negative 1 in boston, despite the full sun today, we're still only going to climb into the single digits and lower teens. and the wind chills today, even with sun, are still going to feel minus 5 to minus 10 for the better part of the afternoon. the better part of the day, high temperature at ipswich, right around 11 degrees, concord, littleton, both about 10 degrees today. waltham not much better and worcester and auburn check in around 7.
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out there in the worcester hills. lows tonight, back below zeros in a lot of spots. tough to deal the observation there in boston logan. but still going to be brutally cold either way. the good news is we won't have a lot of wind, just going to be a clear, cold, calm night. on monday, a chance of snow returning late in the day but really going to be rain on tuesday that becomes the big story and coming up in the next half hour, take a look at future cast and look at timing when the snow changes to rain and how much snow we can get. for tomorrow, see that snow and rain chance. coming in tuesday as well. by wednesday, we're starting to dry off and cool off again. and then a new system by the end of next weekend may be something to watch. >> heather: breath taking video of moose tagging to show you. this is something that biologists say is crucial to
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population is declining. they've been tagging 45 moose. they started back in 2014. they are powerful in their size they can also be deadly. in order to get close enough to tag them, they have to shoot them with tranquillizer guns. this particular crew has also collared more than 100 moose in maine. drivers blowing past stop lines on school buses, putting school students in danger. the push now to put cameras on the outside of local school buses. and the incredible turn around being seen by a district that's already doing it. >> daniel: plus freezing
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>> daniel: 6:23 right now. it's not exactly beach weather. but that didn't stop a determined fund-raisers in natick to help the special olympics. they took a dip in the lake after crews cleared the ice on
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help athletes with special needs. >> the air temperature was approximately 20 and the water temperature approximately 40. >> daniel: they call this the passion plunge. this was the group's 18th year taking the plunge. >> heather: wow, daniel, brave brave soles jumping in the lake there. look at you, did you see the children there? we wanted to get the message out, people might be tempted to do stuff like skating, and fishing, because we haven't been able to do that, because it's been so warm. use caution and stay off the ice. >> jason: yes, it's been a warm january and february. up until last week, we had above normal temperatures mixed in there. we want urge people to be careful. it's best to test the ice. you see here on the chart behind us, 2 inches or less, it seems like a lot but it's not.
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this is all coming from the state as well. state recommendation. >> jason: yup. ice fisherman, 4 inches that's what you want to do. we can see ice vary in thickness as you go along. you really test the ice as you go out. it could be 4 inches thick in one spot and 2 inches thick in another. you can get in trouble that way. >> heather: 4 inches is okay for ice fishing, 5 inches for a snowmobile or atv. i think another point that we want to make, too, is just because you see where you're standing, you see enough ice, you think that it's thick enough, you might measure 2 or 4 inches, that mean the entire body of water is okay. >> jason: not at all. you can weaknesses and cracks. clear blue ike, thick is safest. you get the honeycomb look to the ice. that's the most dangerous. be careful with snow cover on top of the ice. you can have weaknesses underneath there as well.
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pockets the honeycomb quality. >> jason: yeah, exactly crackled look, and air pockets in there, melting and dangerous ice. very unsafe to be on there. >> heather: bottom line, stay off of it, if you can. and use common sense. >> jason: absolutely common sense. >> heather: daniel over to you. >> daniel: former boston mayor set to be out of the hospital this morning after a car crash. how the crash led to discovery of a potentially life saving
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give it a pop. . complete new england news coverage continues right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: well, you are waking up to historically cold temperatures in the boston area this morning as we take a live
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looks, it just looks cold to me. you can see the smoke there in the distance behind the prudential center. temperatures below 0. we haven't felt weather like this since the 1950s. >> daniel: a long time ago. >> heather: heal valentine's day, i'm heather hegedus. >> daniel: good morning, i'm daniel miller. you see that 9 degree temperature. that's cold. fox 25's storm tracker weather meteorologist jason brewer is leading our weather from the storm center this morning. these temperatures are shattering record lows. >> jason: shattering the records. it is tough out there. right now minus 9 at the airport. minus 15 in worcester. not factoring in the winds. the winds are gusting anywhere from 20, 35 miles an hour, that producing the wind chill of negative 35 to negative 40. that's what it feels like if you
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it only takes a few minutes to conditions. you mentioned the records. we are shattering those records. they stand at minus 3 and minus 11 and boston and worcester. so far minus 9 and minus 15. where do we go from here? upward, full sunshine, less winds in the afternoon. but look at the temperatures, 9 in the morning, still below zero most locations. by noon, we've climbed above 0 but we've only topped out in the today. another colder night tonight. those numbers coming up in a bit. stay tuned. >> heather: negative 30 feels like temperatures, it bears repeating that this is historic. the temperature has reached a historic low this morning. >> daniel: waking up to below zero temperatures this morning. which means warming stations are a necessity. our coverage continues with stephanie coueignoux live from the lowell senior center. and dozens of people spent the night there, stephanie? >> reporter: yeah, because it was obviously just too cold.
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breakfast here, came in, he was a little late. he said it was so cold, his car just wouldn't start. i have to tell you, when these doors open and someone is coming in, like right now, it is just so cold. you can feel that blast of winter weather. it is unbelievable. but, again, 55 people taking advantage of this warming center right here behind me. the it can hold up to about 250 people. and we're told if it gets to capacity, that the city would likely open up a second facility as well. not only that, but lowell police are offering rides to anyone who needs them to come here to the shelter. i was just speaking to an officer on duty. and he told me that they already transported just about a dozen people as well. what they're also doing is they're driving around, they're walking around and if they see anyone out in the cold, they will bring them here to the warming shelter. because, again, those temperatures life-threatening. you just can't be outside for a
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i do want to get to that information, if you know of someone who needs to be in a warming shelter, text them, call them with this information, right there on your screen. this one is inside the lowell senior center on 276 broadway street. it's open 24 hours a day. it's going to stay open through tomorrow morning. and we've also put a list of all warming centers open in our area online at myfoxboston.com. but coming up in 30 minutes, this cold weather has been bringing the community together. literally and figuratively. and, again, coming up in 30 minutes, i'm let you know about the additional support from the community here in lowell. in lowell, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> daniel: and with the extreme cold, you need to protect yourself and your home. remember, make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working if you're using space heaters to stay home. the massachusetts emergency management agency has these tips to keep your pipes from freezing. what cold water drip from false
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newspaper. open cabinet doors under sinks to circulate heat. make sure the whole family knows how to shut off the water valves in case they freeze or burst. if they do freeze them, never try to thaw them with a torchly. use a hair dryer instead. best bet is also to call a licensed plumber. >> heather: with the wind chills in the negative 20s to 40s, remember that frostbite can set in in less than 30 minutes in these conditions. he want to remind of the, with a signs for frostbite. you want to look for any changes in your skin, numbness, prickliness, discoloration of your skin, it may feel or look hard or waxy, once it warms up, another sign is blistering of the inask. if you experience any of these immediately. and if you must go outside for any reason, remember, you need to cover every inch of skin in this weather. that's really crucial. that's what people did to enjoy the slopes yesterday at that
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you can see there were a few brave souls out there in westford. it makes for idea conditions as long as people do dress appropriately. >> you bundle up appropriately. and try to keep less skin exposed. you can have a wonderful time. >> snow, when it's cold like this, is super dry, easy to turn on both skis and snowboards. >> heather: and you heard it from mom when you were younger, but layers are the key to staying safe in this freezing weather. >> daniel: stick with fox 25 as we continue to experience these freezing temperatures, now is the time to download our news and weather apps. get up to the minute forecasts, temperatures for your area and of course the news you need to know. it is a free download for apple and android devices. >> heather: to other news now and former boston mayor ray flynn is expected to release from the hospital following heart surgery. the herald is reporting that doctors put in a speak fib late tore for an irregular heart rhythm. they say that's what caused his
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he passed out behind the wheel of his car and ended up hitting his neighbor's home fortunately, no one, including flynn, was seriously hurt. >> daniel: police are investigating a shooting that happened on providence street yesterday afternoon, the victim was shot while sitting in a parked car. police say this was not a random, a and are using witness's descriptions to help track down the suspect. >> heather: strict gun laws in massachusetts aren't prevents guns from ending up in the hands of criminals. still ahead on the fox 25 morning news. guns pouring in from out of state and used to take lives. how one mother, though, is looking to put an end to the violence. >> daniel: plus children trying to catch the school bus at risk of getting hit by a car. coming up, the plan to keep them safe that involves new technology on school buses. >> jason: and our coverage of the historic cold this morning continues. right now we're running negative 15 in worcester, minus 9 in boston. shattering the records.
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. >> daniel: new this morning, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit new zealand. you can see the driveway camera capture the moment the neighborhood begins to shake. so far no reports of serious damage or injuries. next week, marks five years since a more powerful earthquake hit that same area, killing more than 180 people. the university of california has created a new way to track earthquakes. it released an app called my shake. it uses sensors in your phone to map earthquakes happening in your area. the ultimate goal is to build a worldwide science network, and use the data to reduce the affect of earthquakes. it is a free download for android phones. >> heather: a bitter cold couldn't keep one group of runners from hitting the streets yesterday for a good cause. about 100 people braving this
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the dana farber marathon challenge in waltham. they ran up to 18 miles and all raising money for cancer research and for parents of the boston marathon. this year's team hoping to raise research. we wish them all best of luck. and today, a local ice rink is doing its part to help the hockey player who was paralyzed at this year's winter classic. in pembroke ice sports says it will donate a dollar for each public skating admission to the denna laing fund. they crashed into the boards at the stadium during the winter classic hockey game at gillette and suffered a spinal injury and we're all praying for her. >> daniel: still coming your way this morning, a yearlong effort he undertook to share the love. >> heather: a push to keep children safe as they catch the school bus. next, why a new proposal to put
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>> jason: and welcome back, right now, wind chills, actual readings coming in, 35, 40 below, that's what it feels like to the skin.
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keep it indoors if possible. i'll be back straight ahead. >> daniel: a new bill in the works better aimed at helping children catching the school bus. if it becomes the law, it will there will be cameras to catch people who do go by the stopped school bus. fox 25, sharp has been sacchetti looks at that plan. >> reporter: car by car going by school buses and putting the lives of children at risk. installed these cameras on the sides of school buses in providence. where i found it's not costing tax payers a dime. >> reporter: how much is this costing? >> nothing. and that's the best part. not only achieving safety, we're doing it responsibly to the tax payers of providence. >> reporter: tells me the district has had cameras on school bus arms since 2009 after state lawmakers there approved them.
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money on the program good idea? >> great idea. again, it's safety for the children. ultimately our goal is not to make money. >> reporter: the rhode island now gives school, the city and the state, a cut of the money from the citation. the company that provides the cameras, red flags, gives hem to the school system for free and gets its own cut as well. 43 school buses in providence are equipped with these cameras, one here and two right up front. and they're triggered when the stop sign swings out and the red light goes on. >> spent watching these videos, flag violations and send them to local police to a driver who gets a ticket. providence police issued more than 1100 citations after all of the fines, the city made more than $70,000. the state, more than $500,000. and red flags pays for the police details. >> well, i'm optimistic. >> reporter: on beacon hill, bill straws, is the latest, to
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towns put cameras on school bus arms here. over the months it hasn't garned traction. >> i think the notion of cameras, there's been an over all resistance. >> reporter: we found in 2014 alone in massachusetts, almost 200 drivers received warning letters for passing a school bus. >> clear 8 it's a vulnerable population of school kids who are on the streets at high traffic times of the day. so i'm going to keep advocating for it. >> reporter: in providence, they say it's working. >> we had a 90% drop in our top 10 violation areas and over all 32% drop throughout the district. >> reporter: she tells us it's worth it to keep the school children safe. in providence, sharman sacchetti, fox 25 news. >> jason: good morning, subzero temperatures right now, and they continue through about 10:00 this morning. we're going to have plenty of sun today and bless wind through
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but we won't be able to get out and enjoy because it's going to feel subzero with the wind that is left. and it's going too be clear and slipping back into negative territory in a few locations. right now, negative 9 to negative 15 down the pike out to worcester. out to lawrence, minus 11, beverly, negative 2, negative 11 in nashua. negative 4 in chatham, negative 7 in hyannis. our records shattered this morning by a good 6 degrees so far. and we could even round it out about minus 10 before it's all said and done at the boston logan airport. worcester shattered the record by 4. waiting on official record minutes away. so it's going to be a while territory. wind chill right now, minus 35 to 40. dangerous cold, frostbite times, 10 minutes. chill. this morning. it is beautiful, though, with
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and if you get out to the cost, you can see that sea smoke. the steam fog, the low clouds that develop over the relatively warmer water where that warmer air comes across the relatively warmer ocean. great pictures coming in to our fox 25 twitter account. our boston temperature trend today going up, but not much. look at this, negative 1 at 10 in the morning. 9 at 2:00, warmest part of the day, at 5:00, full sun, less wind, that's about single digit territory, all we're going to be able to do. wind chills still going to feel subzero even through the late afternoon. we'll have high temperatures topping out at around 11 in woburn and natick. dedham at 12. our normal high this time of year upper 30s. so record high temperatures. go over to worcester, 7 the high today. and right around 10 as you go to eastern part of worcester county at the best. tonight. more negative readings,
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locations, the out lying areas. and then an increase in clouds and a gradual warm upcoming on monday afternoon. there's 5:00 monday. future cast still keeping us quiet, but just shortly thereafter, snow begins to break out, that 10:30 at night tomorrow, we could see a quick 1 or 2 inches in a few spots north and west of boston, before everything changes over to rain. there's tuesday morning. some rain showers around right through midday and on into the evening, a blast of heavy rain could get a quick inch of rain out of this event as the atmosphere warms right back up on tuesday. a high of 49. wednesday, thursday, friday, gradually cooling. but no arctic air. and then a new system for next weekend with the weekend always in view. daniel, heather. >> daniel: love the warm up, jason, thank you. danger growing on boston roads, month are and more cases of people getting hit by cars. coming up this morning, the
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come up with a solution. >> heather: plus looking forward to the nba all star game tonight.
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we'll tell you which happy sunday morning to you all. i'm butch stearns. hope you're staying warm. if you're not, watch these bruins highlights because brad marchand is red hot and he's bound to warm you up. claude julien looking for career number 500. as for marchand, a nice set up from david krech chi. a shorthand goal. 12th in 4 games. krejci gets it to go, before the net comes loose. review shows the puck was in the net before it moved. 2-1 bruins. eric on the break away, 200 career goal. bruins win 4-2. bergeron misses the game. not sure if he will play today at 1:30.
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only celtics playing in the all star game tonight. last night in toronto the big man a little part of the taco nba skills competition. isaiah the full-blown intro competing if in the skills competition. he beats emanuel and mccollum in the finals against carl anthony townsend of the t wolves little versus big. and this is fun. but in the end, it's the big man, towns, who beats the little man, thomas, for the title. and the other nba bigs go nuts. don't forget to join us at 11:30 tonight. matt light will be joining us in the studio for fox 25 sunday night sports where a. enjoy your sunday, everybody. stay warm. >> heather: we're trying to. hope you have a valentine to warm up next to. our wearing our valentine red today.
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saving every penny to make the holiday special for everyone. >> daniel: he shouldn't have a problem getting a prom date. he used the money buying 900 carnations for for each girl at his school. the total cost 500 bucks. it was all worth it, the teen says, to see the smiles on the girls faces. for the record, he does have a girlfriend who supports the plans 100 prlths. >> heather: i love that she was aware of it. >> daniel: coming up. looking at the staggering number of guns pouring into the state and where they're coming from. >> jason: and right now, historic cold upon us.
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dangerous cold temperatures, warming centers like this one are now open. the additional support around the community to make sure everyone stays safe. >> daniel: new details coming out about what caused a former wheel. the medical issue this crash uncovered. >> heather: plus this morning, the president is vowing to fill the void left by the death of a supreme court justice. a political fire storm created by the loss of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> complete coverage starts right now, this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: good morning. we are waking up to historically cold temperatures in the boston area. we are under a weather alert this morning, because temperatures are below zero, the wind chills could be anywhere negative 20 to negative 40. we haven't felt weather this cold since the 1950s. it's 6:00 a.m., on february 14th. i'm heather hegedus. >> daniel: good morning, i'm
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we start with fox 25's weather meteorologist jason brewer in our weather center. i checked online to see what the temperature is in alaska. it is warmer there than it is here. >> it's one of those backwards scenarios. big blast in the jet stream. and right down here to southern new england. look at these temperatures, these are not the wind chills. these are the actual readings. minus 9 right now in boston. minus 15 in worcester, minus 10 in plymouth. so the winds are gusting, 25, 30 miles an hour. that puts a wind chill of negative 30 to negative 40 almost area wide. some negative 20s on the cape. that's the only place out of the negative 30 range. look at these records. we've shattered them. by 60 degrees, broke it by 4 degrees worcester. where do we go from here, warmer but not much.
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below 0 even at 9:00 in the morning. the warmest part of the day, 4:00, 9, 10 degrees and it's another cold night tonight. clear skies, light winds the snow on the ground. we have the potential to get below 0 in a few spots today. but i have a few changes and even rain on the way in just a minute. straight ahead. >> heather: with this high elevation, worcester is seeing some of the lowest temperatures and wind chills this morning. it takes just minutes for frostbite to set in under these conditions. and doctors there are already seeing cases. so the advice this morning from folks in worcester is bundle up. even better, just stay home if you don't have to go outside. >> daniel: and warming centers are open across the area this morning. offering people a place to stay safe and away from the cold. >> heather: this is vital for people who really need these services. fox 25 stephanie coueignoux continues our team coverage this morning prosecute a center in lowell. stephanie, i know we've been following this all weekend long
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takingva of that center has continued to grow throughout the weekend. >> reporter: yeah, it's more than tripled yesterday when i was here about a dozen people spent the night. last night, 55 people came to this warm shelter to get warm, to sleep on the cots, to get some hot meals. and taking a look behind me, you can see now folks are waking up. and they're serving breakfast. this is so vital for folks who need that warmth. really so important. taking a look over here, you can see a couple of these foxes over here, this is all donated winter wear for folks who need it. and so important because a lot of times people may just not have that winter coat that they need. especially in this dangerously cold weather. now, i did check. and some good news to report in these dangerously cold conditions is that right now in lowell. no power outages to speak of.
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could've just been packed with people. again, 55 right now. the capacity is 250 people. we are told if this place does get to capacity, that they'll likely open up a second center. but if you know of someone who needs a warm place to stay, take a look, we've put some information on your screen. text them, call them, give them this information. because this is really life saving potentially. again, this warming center inside the lowell senior center. that's on 276 broadway street. this is going to stay open until monday morning. and it's open around the clock. it doesn't matter what time you come here. there's going to be a warm place for you to stay. and also if you're not from lowell, not to worry, we do have a full list of all of the warming centers available on our website, myfoxboston.com. coming up in 30 minutes, as folks have been waking up, we've been speaking to a number of them. you'll hear from one gentleman,
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conditions that he endured before finally learning about this warming center. fox 25 news. >> heather: and speaking of people who really need shelter, this video shows emergency crews working to rescue a homeless person in the brutal cold. this man was found under the hunt fall bridge in lowell, suffering from a possible case of hypothermia last night. on his own. so crews were sent out. and they were able to get him into a safe and warm place. we are working right now to find out how that man is doing this morning. >> daniel: these subzero temps aren't just hard on us, they can well. if you have to get out this morning, here's some things to look for, one of the things you're most likely to see, low tire pressure alert, it can cause a 10% drop in be prosecute. your cars handling will be different. spark plugs have a hard time in the cold. until your car warms up, there could be a stutter to the
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kind of cold, so your engine may need enough time to heat up and a hard time starting. >> heather: now is a good time to download the fox 25 weather and news apps. we have all of the latest information you need on a morning like today, including temperatures, forecast and radar. the best news, it is free to download for android and apple usersly. time now 7:06. developing this morning, a political frenzy is already starting after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia yesterday. >> daniel: the 79-year-old justice found dead of apparent natural causes at a resort in texas yesterday. he was the longest serving member of the supreme court. vb having been nominated 30 years ago by president reagan. president obama says before his term is up, he will nominate a replacement justice. he was a conservative so a liberal nominee from the government could skew the high court towards the democrats for
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>> heather: worried about losing their majority on the supreme court was swift this weekend. john roberts reports now, the president obama's plan for a nomination took over the beginning of last night's republican debate. >> reporter: the sudden death of conservative supreme court justice antonin scalia changed the tone of the republican debate in south carolina. >> just to be clear on this, mr. trump, you're okay with the president nominating somebody? >> i think he's going to do it, whether i'm okay with it or not. i think it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay delay delay. >> i believe the president should not move forward. and i think that we ought to let the next president of the united states decide who is going to run that supreme court with the vote by the people of the united states of america. >> reporter: strengths and weaknesses in foreign policy experience were also major factors. >> it's your first day in the situation room. what three questions do you ask your national security experts about the world? >> what we want to do, when we want to do it, and how hard do
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>> reporter: prior to the face off, senator marco rubio promised a better performance than what he turned in during the last debate. >> i think there are three major threats that you immediately with a than the to get on top of, number one, what are we doing in eric sha pacific region, where they pose threats to the national security of the united states. number two, what are we doing in the middle east, with the conflict of the shia interests, driven by theshyite ark. and also the growing threat of isis. and third is rebuilding and reinvigorating nato. >> reporter: there were surprises during the debate. >> i can care less about the insults donald trump gives to me. i'm glad he's happy about it. but i am sick and tired of him going after my family. my dad is the greatest man alive in my mind. and while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safer.
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>> reporter: the economy was also a hot topic. >> everyone understands at home, that the middle class has been left behind in the last seven years of the obama economy. and we've got to bring jobs back, bring people back to work, get wages moving up again, moving people from part-time work to full-time work. we all agree on that. but it's not going to be solved with magic pixie dust. it's not going to be solved by declaring into the air, let there be jobs. >> reporter: in greenville, south carolina, john roberts, fox news. >> heather: while the republican candidates were busy debating, democratic candidates took their turn paying their respects to justice scalia. senator bernie sanders saying, quote, while i differ in his views and jurisprudence, he was a brilliability, colorful and outspoken member of the supreme court. former secretary of state, hillary clinton said, i did not hold justice scalia's views but he was a dedicated public servant who brought energy and passion to the bench.
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imagine, speculation already brewing about who will replace scalia. "u.s.a. today" reporting former massachusetts governor deval patrick may have a shot. he is a close friend of president obama and he served in the justice department during president bill client ton's's administration. and he is a lawyer. >> daniel: for some, the horror of how their friend died hasn't sunk in yet. 28-year-old caitlin clavette was killed on her way to work at grover elementary school, a manhole cover somehow went airborne and crashed but kaitlin's windshield. her car was stopped on the southbound side of the expressway. >> it hasn't soaked in. a little bit. i can still hear her laughing. she had one of those laughs, she could bottle it up and sell it on the streets and make money. it was so awesome. >> daniel: how it happened, is still a mystery.
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mass. d.o.t. checked manhole covers and grates out of a an abundance of caution. some minor work done at about 65 sites. >> heather: ashes from a wood stove are being blamed this morning, for starting a fire that caused this damage at a weymouth home. residents at that home heard a circuit breaker tripping and then they noticed the flames on their back porch. when firefighters got there, they were able to contain that damage to just a quarter of the house. take a look at this one, firefighters say they didn't have trouble with hydrants battling this fire. it happened on butler street in lawrence. several people were home but everyone was able to make it out safely. the cause of that fire under investigation. >> daniel: a sudden snow squall into disarray. coming up, the 50 car pile up that had emergency crews scrambling to save lives. >> heather: and a tough love
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>> jason: welcome back, look at these wind chills right now, minus 22 in plymouth, worcester, minus, 41, what it feels like. subzero temperatures across the board. much more straight ahead on fox 25. heather: it's 7:15 now. in boston, mayor marty walsh is fighting back in traffic related deaths. the mayor is calling out pedestrians, drivers be and bicyclists to be more aware. fox 25 sharman sacchetti reports not everyone is convinced it will work. >> reporter: we headed out to the city's worse intersections where the city's mayor says drivers, bicyclist all need to figure out how to share the road and make the streets safer. we found it tough on pedestrians, tough for drivers and even emergency vehicles.
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dorchester where multiple crosswalks are spread out across busy streets. >> might die over here, somebody hit it about three years ago. >> reporter: this man tells me, he just got beeped at while he was crossing the street legally. >> somebody beeped their horn. >> reporter: in the middle of the crosswalk. >> yeah. >>. >> at the beginning of 2016. four people in the city died after being hit by a car or a truck while walking. >> reporter: boston mayor marty walsh has a task force working on finding solutions for bad intersections. >> i'm asking everyone who uses boston streepts to pledge to slow down and to drive carefully. >> reporter: and he wants pedestrians to pay better attention too. whether you're behind the wheel or walking in this city, you're really up against it. look at this intersection, right in the shadow of boston city hall, the mayor has his work cut out for him. and the question is, will anyone listen. >> kind of like follow the law stuff.
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work, but give it a shot, why not. >> reporter: in boston, sharman sacchetti, fox 25 news. >> daniel: the u.s. one step closer to a true driverless car. gave google is a green light. states can pass laws that require vehicles to have those things. a major highway expected to reopen this morning after a deadly pile up. a sudden snow squall caused whiteout conditions that left 15 vehicles and tractor trailers in a tangle of metal on i 78 yesterday morning. three people killed and dozens injured had to be cut from their cars. it is 7:17 right now. over to jason brewer, the tire pressure light came on this morning and i was freaking out. >> jason: you know what, what do you do at that time. you got to get to an air pump, but the gas stations are closed. do be careful out there. we have this extreme historic cold.
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in fact, subzero temperatures are going to be hanging around until at least 10:00 this morning and then we'll climb above zero in most spots. winds will taper through out the day. a little bit of good news, it will be clear and cold tonight with those light winds and the clear skies. some more subzero readings are going to be likely in some locations. now last winter, it was tough, with he had three mornings of negative readings. but really we haven't had this cold like we're seeing right now. minus 5 in boston right now, minus 15 in worcester. even chatham at negative 2 right now. so way down there in the danger zone. and the winds are gusting up around 25, 30 miles an hour in many spots. again, the winds will gradually taper down throughout the day. but it's just going to be slow to do so.
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below, 20 something below for the cape and islands too. so the frostbite time, when you've got a negative 30 wind chill, it only takes about 10 minutes to do some damage and get frostbite to set in. so definitely want to keep covered up and just stay inside if you can early this morning. no reason to be out unless you have to. we are getting great pictures you can check j brewer fox 25, retweeting picks sent in to fox 25 as well. this is the steam fog, month are on the river there in weymouth, i'll be sharing in the next half hour. but the temperatures today, staying brutally cold, despite less wind and full sunshine. negative 1 at 10 in the morning. up to 1 by 11. 7 at 1:00 and 11 at 3:00 in boston. hour by hour wind chills are going to stay low. look at this, subzero feels like readings right through the warmest part of the day at
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tick, feeling like the negative negative territory. framingham at 10. and then out toward worcester county, looking at 7, 8 degrees, worcester to boylston. and, again, with wind chills below 0. overnight tonight, actual readings trickling down, subzero into the metrowest locations. out toward the western portion of the pike and then we begin to see a warm up. it's going to be slow tomorrow. but back up into the 30s. increasing clouds late in the day and here comes the snow. by 9:00 tomorrow night, most of us are under the snow. and then it changes quickly to rain. so a quick inch or two is the possible before the change over occurs. and then freezing rain mixing in as well in the lower valleys where it stays colder. tuesday afternoon, it's rain, total overhaul of the pattern. by the end of the week, we'll
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>> heather: breath taking video to show you right now. moose tagging. it is something that biologists say is crucial to figuring out declining. crews finished tagging 45 new hampshire moose this week. they started the project back in 2014. while. as you know, moose are powerful in their size and can be deadly. so in order to get close enough to them to tag, biologists have to shoot them tranquillizer darts and guns. this particular crew has collared more than 100 moose in maine. >> daniel: 7:21 right now. brazil's president says the zika virus will not compromise the upcoming olympics in rio. zika is currently sweeping through parts of south america. experts worry travellers to the
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bring the virus back home with them. causing the virus to spread farther and faster. >> heather: some of the strictest gun laws in the country can't keep people in massachusetts safe from gun violence. coming up, looking at the staggering number of guns pouring into the state and where exactly they're coming from. >> daniel: plus these freezing
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. >> daniel: it's not exactly beach weather. but that didn't stop determined fund-raisers in natick, who braved the cold saturday to support the special olympics. after the crews cleared the ice onto help athletes with special needs. the massachusetts called this the passion plunge. this was the group's 18th year taking that plunge. >> heather: looking at that woman soaking wet makes me so cold. doesn't it? >> daniel: that's impressive. >> heather: would you do that, jason? >> jason: for a great cause, i might be able toist twist my arm and get in there. but it's tough. >> heather: day like today. >> jason: yesterday was
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so a different day. >> heather: given how it's been this winter, i'm sure a lot of people are excited it's cold, now you can get out on the ice and skate and ice fish. but you do want to warn people not all bodies of water are safe to be on right now? >> jason: we just want to take it careful, it was a warm january and february. really, if eb, above normal. we even had a breeze above normal temperatures last week for a spell. so even though it's subzero now, form. that's a good thing. but it's too early to venture right out there with a some caution. >> heather: we only have a few seconds left. this is gauge from the state. two inches or less, off the ice, five inches, that's where you can start bringing a snowmobile or something like a car would take almost a foot of ice. we want to point out, too, that thickness might not be throughout the entire body of water. >> jason: that's right you can get currents of warmer water,
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2 inches is not enough. you're up to 4 inches in one spot. 10 feet away, it might not be that thick. be aware, honeycomb ice, that's the most dangerous. you're looking for clear, new ice, 4 inches thick. >> heather: no cracks in it. >> jason: that's right. >> heather: that could be life saving information, daniel to you. >> daniel: 7:20 right now. new details coming out this morning about a car crash involving a former mayor. coming up, the medical issue that caused ray flynn to pass out behind the wheel. >> reporter: with this dangerously cold weather, warming centers like this one are filling up. the action local police departments are alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago.
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. complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: and you're waking up to historically cold temperatures in boston area. and it might look nice outside. take a look at the sunrise at
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but we are under a fox 25 weather alert this morning. and this information came into our newsroom this morning. power outages so dangerous in this weather. thousands people on the north shore are in the dark right now. >> daniel: yeah, the massachusetts emergency management tweeting out 5,000 in saugus and 18,000 customers without power at this hour. this is coming in at 7:17 this morning. that's incredible and statewide, 14,421 people without power. serious situation. >> heather: serious situation because of how cold it is. temperatures below zero, haven't felt these temperatures this cold since 1950s. this is historic as well. it's 7:30 this morning, on february 14th. thanks for joining us, i'm heather hegedus. >> daniel: i'm daniel miller. and we'll check in with fox 25's weather meteorologist jason brewer. it's so cold, we're dealing with serious conditions outside. >> jason: absolutes 8. negative territory.
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sitting negative 9 in boston, negative 10, plymouth, beverly, norwood. look at worcester, minus 15. these are not the wind chills. these are the actual temperatures running right through the record lows of the morning of the winds are gusting 25, 30 miles an hour. the wind chills, minus 30 to minus 40 all across >>and. minus 22 in chat lamb. there are the records. this he stand at minus 3 and minus 11. no problem breaking those this morning. it's going to be a cold day even though the sun is out. winds will gradually taper down. but look at the temperatures, 9:00 in the morning, we're still subzero area wide. by noon, we finally got up to zero to 5. and then the highs today, lower teens to upper single digits and that's all we're going to be able to do. it's another cold night tonight. and then we have a warm up, but also snow and rain to deal with. i'll time that out for you coming up.
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about how temperatures are reaching historic lows. >> daniel: we're waking up to below zeros this morning. warming stations are a necessity. our team coverage continues with stephanie coueignoux, she's live from the lowell warming center. dozens of people spent the night there last night. >> reporter: and they say this is truly is life saving. in fact, i spoke with a man, who said, several of his friends aren't here right now. they actually have frostbite on their toes. so, again, we are talking about dangerously cold temperatures, about 55 people here at the warming center spent the night in just the last few minutes. the chief of police actually showed up to check in on everyone. we're going to be speaking with him in just a few moments. i have to tell you, as folks are walking in and out of these doors right here, you can just feel the blast of frigid air, most folks popping out for a quick second. because they say it's too cold for them to stay out any longer.
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hold about 250 people. night. only about a dozen or so people stayed the night the day before. but this is a wonderful resource here. and lowell police also offering a ride to anyone who needs one. they will actually pick you up and drive you here to the warming center. the chief of police told me that safety is their top priority. and with that in mind, they've been driving around the city to locations and if they see anyone outside in the cold, this he will bring them here as well. now, i did just speak with one man who stayed here overnight. and he told me if he hadn't learned about this place, he really isn't sure what would've happened. >> i've actually been sleeping in a tent up until yesterday. my tent collapsed during the weather. so i had like half a tent. and i heard through this -- through different people, to come here. >> reporter: and, again, word of
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he said that he was surviving under a few blankets and a propane heater. but, again, simply not enough. we've put the information on our screen so you can also get the word out if you know of anyone who needs a warm place to stay. again, this is at the lowell senior center 276 broadway street. a lot of people say they're going to take advantage of that and stay overnight once again. we've also put a list of other warming centers on our website, myfoxboston.com. meantime, coming up in 30 minutes, you'll hear from the chief of police about any continuing concerns as we continue to struggle with these dangerously cold temperatures. in lowell, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> daniel: and with the extreme cold, you need to protect yourself and your home. remember, make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working if you're using space heaters to stay warmly the massachusetts
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these tips to keep your pipes from freezing. let cold water drip from faucets insulate pipes with newspaper, open cabinet doors under sinks to circulate the sink and make sure the whole family knows show you to shut off the water valves in case of freeze or burst. if your pipes do freeze up, never try to thaw them with a are to. use a hair dryer instead and best bet is to call a licensed plumber. >> heather: with wind chills in 20s and 30s, remember frostbite can set in under 10 minutes, really. we want to remind of the, with a signses of frostbite. look for any changes in your skin, numbness, prickliness, discoloration, your skin may feel or look hard or waxy once it warms up, your skin can begin to blister. if you're experiencing in i of these symptoms, call your doctor right away. >> daniel: stick with fox 25 as we continue to experience these frigid temperatures.
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news and weather apps. and the latest news when you need it. it's a free download for android and apple devices. >> heather: to other news. new this morning, former boston mayor, ray flynn, is expected to be are he leased from the hospital following heart surgery. the herald is reporting that doctors put in a defibrillator for an irregular heart rhythm. they say that is what caused the former mayor to crash on thursday. as fox 25 reported on thursday, flynn passed out behind the wheel of his car and ended up hitting his neighbor's home. fortunately, no ones with was hurt. >> daniel: police in worcester are investigating a shooting that happened on providence street yesterday afternoon. the victim was shot while sitting in a parked car. he is expected to be okay. police say this was not a random act and are using witness's description to help track town the suspect. >> heather: strict gun laws in massachusetts aren't prevents weapons from ending up in the wrong hands. guns pouring in from out 68 state, some of them used to take lives.
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looking to put a stop to all of the violence. >> daniel: plus a new app geared at studying natural disasters. that's how your phone could help experts track seismic activity.
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. >> daniel: new this morning, an earthquake hit new zealand. you can watch this video here and you can see the camera capture the moment the neighborhood begins to shake. so far no reports of serious damage or injuries. next week marks five years since a more powerful earthquake hit the same area, killing more than 180 people. the university of california has created a new way to track earthquakes. it's released an app called my shake. that app uses sensors in your
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happening in your area. the ultimate goal to use a world seismic and use the data to track. >> heather: ham today, closures will continue on the green line. we told you yesterday that train service between park and haymarket stations is suspended in both directions so that the mbta can do work on the track. we're told, though, that everything will be back in time tomorrow for your morning commute. >> daniel: 7:42 right now. it is the holiday all about love and one teenager wanted to make sure no one felt left out. coming up the year long effort that he took to share the love. >> heather: and a push to keep children safe as they get on the bus to school. still ahead on the suring.
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dear fellow citizen, i know how it feels to save for retirement and college - times two. i get that it can be overwhelming, because i' m living it. but i always tell people - saving' s not that complicated. you just have to work with what you have. if you have a question about saving, ask me. sincerely, alex payne.
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>> heather: thousand out contaminates statewide. that's up from 13,000 a few
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people around the state, on a frigid cold morning. this is a massachusetts emergency agency outage map, you can see they are sporadic, but there are some of them on the north shore, the majority of them. we're making calls to figure out what's behind the problem. i can he will the you there are 5,000 outages in saugus, 8,000 in lynn, just to maim a few. you can call 211 for a list of shelters in your area if you don't have power and you need to get warm. >> daniel: it's an eye opening statistic, 6% of the guns used to commit crimes in massachusetts come from out of state. fox 25 investigates wanted to find out why it's happening. and bob ward discovered those guns don't have to cover very far to reach our streets. >> reporter: gun violence is no stranger to the streets of massachusetts. or to who lost his son to gun violence.
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you lost one person and then lost so many. >> reporter: according to federal statistics it's likely the guns used to kill were illegal. and it's also likely those guns came across the state lines. fox 25 investigates discovered while massachusetts has if most stringent gun control laws in the country. those laws cannot stop the tide of illegal weapons pouring into the state. >> the majority of the firearms recovered here in massachusetts crime guns are sourced from other states. they were purchased initially from another state. >> reporter: dan kumar is the special agent in charge of the boston office of the tobacco and firearms, atm estimates 60% of the guns in massachusetts crime come from out of state. those states have more lenient gun laws, criminal know that and use other people to buy guns for them from gun shops. >> massachusetts requires permitting in order to purchase
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other states like new hampshire, that's not a requirement. >> reporter: consider the life of this 9 millimeter pistol, the gun used to kill mit police officer sean collier in cambridge. over the years it made its way to this man, steven silva, who lent it to convicted boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. in the weeks before the bombing attacks, they traveled to a new hampshire gun range to practice using it. at the atf's boston office, the atf showed necessity a table of crime guns, taken from the streets of massachusetts, most of these guns originally came from just over the state line. >> the majority of these firearms from this particular case, the majority of them original natured from being new hampshire. >> reporter: mendez is a now a peace activist, part of her mission to stop the supply of guns reaching neighborhoods like hers. >> america is a powerful
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we try to stop everything else but can we stop the guns? >> reporter: for fox 25 investigates, i'm bob ward, fox 25 news. >> this is a fox 25 storm tracker weather alert. >> jason: it is subzero out there. and we are not going to see above freezing. above zero readings, i should say, until about 10 in the morning. we have another few hours to go. wind chill warning goes through about noon. and then winds gradually taper off. but even with full sun, it's still going to feel like we're in the negative territory, even for the afternoon. some good news, clear, cold tonight. below zero readings, but then tomorrow a warm up begins, that will be slow to occur but we'll get there. temperatures right now minus 9 to minus 15. boston over to worcester, right now minus 11 in lawrence. look at plymouth, minus 10. even negative 2 chatham right now.
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we'll continue to see the u.s. goods and sigh throughout the day. but a dangerous situation this morning, with the wind chill running minus 3 in bedford, fitchburg as well, the feels like temperature right now. look at these feels like, negative 31 there in falmouth and minus 18 for chatham. speaking of the cape, we do have that strong northwest wind coming over the relatively warmer water. we do have a few snow flurries for the outer cape. we've been getting steamed fog, arctic steam smoke we like to call it. pictures on social media, great shot here, sun's is up over carson's beach. very cold but if you can get those pics usually inside, it's nice to send them in. valentine's day nice to get them steaming early, ha, ha, ha. and almost out of the thermometer, look at that, the
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thanks a lot, sam, for sending that in. we want to keep it indoors, no reason to go out this early unless you have to. look at the boston temperature planner. less sun, wind in the afternoon. 11 for the high temperature. that's about going to do it. with the wind, subsiding, we're going to see some improvement in that wind chill danger, but still going to feel like negative territory, even into the late day. there's some of those highs for you, haverhill and and overonly at 10 today. waltham at 11. and worcester county, 7, 8 degrees. that's going to do it with full sun and not as much wind this afternoon. temperatures certainly bitter cold either way. overnight tonight, clear skies, light wind, that's going to allow temperatures to drop again, a few subzero readings are likely. especially as you get west of the ocean areas.
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the temperatures begin to rise, not quick enough to prevent us from getting snow late in the day. i think it's going to be after dark primarily where our snow chance arrives. and then it changes to freezing rain and rain overnight on monday on into tuesday. you're going to see that very forecast, valentine's bitterly cold. negative one tonight. 30 tomorrow. snow breaking out late. changing to rain on tuesday. clearing out wednesday, thursday, and friday. and then we'll watch for our next weather system by next weekend. daniel, heather. >> daniel: the selective service says it's what a man has got to do. still ahead on the fox 25 morning news with all combat roles open to women, the big debate alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? you'd rather use newer technology? something to show you.
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for the record, laid den does have a antagonistically who supported the plan 100%. what a nice guy. >> daniel: what a nice guy indeed. record low temperatures, and people around the state waking up without power. a live look at the massachusetts emergency management map, where you can see more than 18,000 people are currently in the dark, which means no heat. this is just up from 14,000, which was just 10 minutes ago. >> heather: we're watching the numbers climb in the last few minutes. police just spoke with police in saugus, national grid telling saugus, that national grid equipment failure is to blame on national grid's part. you can call 211 for a list of warming stations in your area. you have might want to consider leaving your house if you're in the dark, because the weather is so dangerously cold. >> daniel: it is dangerous, you're absolutely right,
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>> jason: the coldest air we felt in almost 0 years. when the dangerous cold let's up. >> reporter: the dangerous temperatures, warming centers like this one are now open. the additional support throughout the community to make sure everyone stays safe. >> jason: new details coming out what caused a former mayor to black out behind the wheel. the medical issue this crash uncovered. >> heather: plus this morning, the president still vowing to fill a void the hole left by a loss of supreme court justice. the fire storm that's following the death of antonin scalia. >> heather: good morning. you're waking up to historic temperatures in the boston area.
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zero. we haven't felt weather this cold since the 1950s. >> daniel: in a long time. >> heather: yeah, long long time. good morning, it's 8 a.m. on february 14th. i'm heather hegedus. >> daniel: good morning, i'm daniel miller. we'll begin with jason brewer in the weather center. jason we mentioned in the last half hour, that national grid reporting that they had an equipment failure to cause these power outages we're seeing across the state, this this cold weather may have something to do with that. >> jason: certainly no reason why it couldn't. this is historic weather. look at these temperatures, negative 8 in boston. negative 14 in worcester, negative 9, portsmouth, new hampshire, all the way to preliminary multiple jobs, negative 9. the winds are gusting 25, miles an hour an hour and that's producing the wind chill. feels like number dangerous
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we've had wind chills minus 44 this morning. take a look at the record. stand at minus 3 and minus 11. so far we've run right through those. we've had no problem getting in record territory this morning. it's going to take a while to get out of the subfreezing zero zone. 10:00 in the morning, we're still negative. by 12:00, we're just above zero and by 5:00, the warmest part of the day, only single digits to lower teens. big changes for the week ahead. that's coming up. >> daniel: more than 14,000 people are without power in saugus and lynn. and just within the last 15 minutes, nearly 3,000 outages reported in barnstable, that's on the cape. saugus police tell us, national grid is aware of the problem. they say equipment failure is the cause. national grid says it will likely still be a couple of hours before the power is back on. if you're in those affected areas, you're asked to call 211
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>> heather: with these cold temperatures, it takes minutes for froths bite to set in. our area. the new advice from worcester better. good for everyone throughout the state, don't go out if you don't have to this morning. >> daniel: the subzero temperatures aren't just hard on us, can cause issues on our cars as well. here's some things to look for the you have to get out. one of the more likely things to see, low tire pressure. just 10 degrees can cause 10% drop in pressure your car's handling will likely be a bit different. a lot of spark plugs also have issues in this type of weather. so until your car warms up, there could be a bit of stutter to your engine. finally, batteries really don't like the cold. so your engine may have a hard time starting. happening right now, there are widespread delays across the mbta. the mbta alert is reporting track issues and disabled trains on the green line, red line and orange line and several commuter lines.
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causing those issues. >> heather: time now 8:03 and developing this morning, a political fire storm is already starting after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> daniel: the 79-year-old justice found dead at natural causes at a resort in texas yesterday. he was the longest serving member of the supreme court, having been nominated 30 years ago by president ronald reagan. now president obama says before his term is up, he will nominate a replacement justice. scalia was a conservative to is the possibility of a liberal nominee could skew the court towards the democrats for the first time in years. >> heather: as john roberts reports, news of president obama's plan for a nominee took over the beginning of last night's republican debate. >> reporter: the sudden death of conservative supreme courting justice antonin scalia changed the tone of the republican debate in south carolina. >> just to be clear on this,
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president nominating somebody. >> i think he's going to do it. whether i'm okay with it or not. i think it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay delay delay. >> i believe the president should not move forward and i president of the united states decide who is going to run that supreme court by the vote of the america. >> reporter: strengths and weaknesses in foreign policy experience were also major factors. >> it's your first day in the situation room. what three questions do you ask your national security experts about the world? >> what we want to do, when we want to do it, and how hard do we want to hit. >> reporter: prior to the face off, senator marco rubio promised a better performance than last debate. >> i think three major debates you immediately want to get on in the asia pacific, they pose national threat to the security
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number two, the middle east, the shia conflict driven by that iran is trying to establish in the middle east and the threat of isis and the third is reinvigor raiting nato. >> reporter: there were surprises in the debate. >> i could care less about the insulting that donald trump gives to me. but i am sick and tired of him going after my family. my dad is the greatest man alive in my mind. and while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. i'm proud of what he did. >> reporter: the economy was also a hot topic. >> everyone understands at home, that the middle class has been left behind in last seven years of the obama economy. we've got to bring jobs back, got to get people back to work, got to get wages going up again, got to get people moving from part-time work to full-time work.
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not going to be solved with magic pixie dust. it's not going to be solved by declaring into the air, let there be jobs. >> reporter: in greenville south carolina, john roberts, fox 25 news. >> heather: and while they were busy debating last night, democratic candidates took their turns paying respects to justice scalia. senator bernie sanders saying, quote, while i differed with justice scalia's views and jurisprudence, he was a brilliant and outspoken member of the supreme court. former secretary of state hillary clinton saying, i did not hold justice scalia's views but he was a dedicated public servant who brought energy and passion to the bench. speculation, is already swirling about who will replace scalia. "u.s.a. today" is reporting that former massachusetts governor, devalue patrick may have a shot. he is a civil rights lawyer and also a friend of president obama. he served in the justice department during president clinton's administration.
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for some the horror of how their friend died has not sunk in. 29-year-old caitlin clavette was killed on her way to work at grover elementary school in milton. a 200 pound manhole somehow went airborne and crashed through kaitlin's windshield. her car came to a stop on the southbound side of the expressway before the tunnel. >> i can still hear her laughing, she had one of those laughs she could bottle it up and sell it on the streets and make money because it was so awesome. >> daniel: this morning, how it happened is still a mystery immediately after the accident, they checked manhole covers and grate, out of an abundance of caution. sites. >> heather: ashes from a wood stove are being blamed for starting a fire that caused this damage to a home in weymouth. residents of the home say they
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noticed the flames on their back porch. when firefighters got there, they were able to contain that damage, though, to just a quarter of that home. this as firefighters in lawrence, say they didn't have any trouble with hydrants battling a fire at this home, despite the freezing cold temperatures, these flames breaking out on butler street in lawrence. there were several people inside at the time. but everyone was able to get out safely. the cause of that fire still under investigation. >> daniel: a suspected armed robber, busted trying to get in. a few miles down prosecute the store he robbed. 30-year-old julien he is spina robbed beacon hill variety in bon of and went to a nearby pub to change clothes. officers found him sitting at the bar and arrested him. a sudden snow squall sent traffic on a major highway into disarray. look at these pictures here. the 50 car pile up that had emergency crews scrambling to save lives. >> heather: plus the selected
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got to do. coming up next, with all of the combat roles open to women now, the big debate centered around young women should also have to register for the draft. >> jason: good morning, if you're waking up with us, wind chill readings negative 30 to 35. danger zone here, frostbite 10 to 15 minutes with these kind of readings.
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>> jason: all right. right now, real temperatures minus 8 to minus 14 from boston back to worcester. not the feels like. those are the actual temperatures. dangerous historic cold upon us. tell you when the changes begin straight ahead. >> daniel: a major highway expected to reopen this morning after a deadly pile up. a sudden snow squall caused near whiteout conditions that left 50 cars and tractor trailers in a tangled metal on i 78 in pennsylvania yesterday morning. three people were killed and dozens were injured. they had to be cut from their cars. >> heather: well, recently all military jobs, including combat positions were open to women as we had been reporting. now two of the nation's top military leaders say women
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selective service just like men. our justin gray reports from washington where top congressional leaders are also on board with that idea. >> reporter: the website for selective service says, quote, it's what a man has got to do, register for the draft. but with all military roles now open to women, the top leaders of the army and marines told congress last week, it's time to change draft rules. >> and they all said that given that we've lifted the restrictions on all combat bullets for women, which i support, that it also makes complete sense that we would have women register for selective service. >> reporter: new hampshire republican kelly ayotte a member of the armed service committee tells me it's a change she supported. >> we have women serving in combat now. we have women who have given their lives for our country. >> reporter: on the campaign trail in ayotte's home state of new hampshire, senator cruz last blasted the idea, calling it
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>> the idea we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them into the military and put them in close combat, i think is wrong. it is immoral and if i am president, we ain't doing it. >> reporter: i asked ayotte what she thought about cruz's criticism. >> this is a very powerful message for daughters across this country and for our nation. >> reporter: i reached out to the pentagon. a spokeswoman told me this is in congress's hands not the department of defense or the white house. congress would have to vote to change federal law in order to require women to register for the draft. reporting in washington, justin gray, fox 25 news. >> daniel: the u.s. is one step closer to a true driverless car. federal regulators gave google the green light to build a car with a computer controlling the vehicle without a steering wheel, accelerator or brakes. states can still pass laws that require vehicles to have those things.
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if u just waking up with us, we have dangerous cold to start the day, subzero readings right through 10:00 this morning and then begin to get above zero. but no time sooner above freezing. i'll tell you when that happens in the seven-day forecast. we will see bitter wind chills. however, winds gradually tapering through the day. if there's a little bit of a bright spot, it is sunny all day today, that clearer sky with lighter winds will lead to another cold night tonight but fortunately, the winds will be gone. we won't have a wind chill warning. just down right cold with a couple of subzero pockets out there overnight tonight. ly we have been below zero before. not a lot. but last winter, three times we got below zero. this morning, temperatures way colder than any readings we had last winter. in fact, we haven't been this cold since 1957 in boston and worcester, where it's minus and minus 14 currently.
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observations, rather, up 1 degree from 7. so i'm awaiting on the official record reports. we shattered them this morning either way. minus 11 in keene, nashua minus 9 provincetown at 1. the only above zero reading i can find right now. winds gusting 20, 30 miles an hour. they've come down just a little bit. higher wind gurss when i first started on the air this morning. going in the right direction, but look at this, the wind chills minus 34 in boston, minus 31 in lawrence, minus 38 in worcester. go over to provincetown where i told you it was 1. it's minus on the 20 feels like there. plymouth, minus 30 where the strong northwest winds. cold, arctic air coming across the relatively warmer water produces a few snow flurries on the outer cape. also getting great reporting of the arctic sea scope.
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twitter account, get them into jason brewer fox 25 and we'll get them on the air. beautiful picture if you can snap one of those from the indoor, that's the period spot. at noontime, we're at 4 degrees, finally up above zero. but only maxing out at 11 despite full sunshine. again, less wind, but still, it's not gone. so we have wind chills running four, five, six, below, even this morning before 4:00, in the warmest part of the day. warmest in quotes of course. temperatures around 9 to 12 degrees places like natick work burn, dedham and foxboro and even in parts of middlesex county, only warming up 9 to 10 degrees for high temperatures. lowell at 10 today. worcester, boylston, 6 or 7. that's about it. record cold high temperatures coming up today. overnight tonight. a few pockets of negative readings, i think it's going to be tough officially in boston to
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west side of town, no problem. framingham at minus 6 overnight. and then snow moving in late tomorrow. could get a quick inch or two mainly west of the city, before it changing over to freezing rain and eventually rain through the day on tuesday. go ahead and take a look at future cast. 5:00 monday, just clouds building in. there's 9:00 monday night. snow breaking out, covering up southern new england. there's midnight, that freezing rain line begin to go take over from boston north and west, still some ice and snow. but rain already coming in at midnight for our southern tier. then tuesday, all rain it looks like, looks like warmer readings in the 40s and maybe even making a run at 50 degrees in a couple of spots on tuesday afternoon. and then there's your afternoon drive time on tuesday. looking very wet with some heavy rounds of rain coming through. the seven-day forecast bitter cold this valentine's day, negative 1 tonight. tomorrow evening snow breaking
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arctic air after this at least. seasonably chilly readings returning towards the end of the week. coming up next half hour, more pictures coming in to the fox 25 weather account. >> heather: i like they're on the up swing after sunday and monday, jason. breath taking video of showing you moose tagging. this is something biologists say is crucial to figuring out why the moose population is declining. crews finished tagging 45 new hampshire moose this week. we've e they've been doing this for a while. they started in 2014. as you know, moose are powerful in their size, they can be deadly. so getting close to them to tag them is dangerous. and that's why biologist need to shoot them with tranquillizer and net guns, blood samples are taken to see how healthy they are. a cool sight to see with the moose running around. >> daniel: the zika virus
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the olympics in rio. zika is currently sweeping through parts of south america. experts are worried travellers to the olympics games in august could bring the virus back home with them causing it to spread farther and faster. >> heather: drivers blowing past stop signs on school buses putting school children in danger. coming up, the push for cameras now on the outside of some local school buses and the incredible turn around that has been seen in the district that is already doing this. >> daniel: plus freezing temps didn't stop these folks from jumping pone of the cool perks of this place pis you can eat as much cereal as you want. it' s like i' m going to work to get some. alrighty. we just like cereal. we make it, eat it, love it, live it.
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>> daniel: 8:24 right now. it's not exactly beach weather. but that didn't stop a group of determined fund-raisers in nature tick who braved the cold temp saturday to help special olympics. the group took a dip in the lake after crews cleared ice on the lake to help raise money for athletes with special needs. >> the water temperature was approximately 40 degrees and the air temperature was approximately 20. >> daniel: the department of massachusetts calls this the passion plunge.
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taking that plunge. >> heather: it takes a lot of passion to do that. a lot of guts too. wouldn't you say, jason? >> jason: yeah, all of my admiration. >> heather: better than me. i wouldn't be able to do that. with this weather, it has been cold, and warm earlier this year, the sun and cold, i am sure a lot of people getting out on the ice. you see the people standing on the ice to do the plunge. you want to u kag people to go ice-skating and ice fishing you really need to monitor the conditions on your pond or lake. >> jason: we've had a warmer winter, things are improving, you but good guidelines, 2 inches of ice, that's not thick enough. you really want 4 inches of ice. we encourage you to measure that, ice fisher men in, approximate, going out there on large bodies of water, variations in the thick anything. other spots could be much thicker. one of the take homes, any
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>> heather: air bubbles in the ace that's why it's honeycomb. >> jason: the structure is unstable, you want that clear, blue ice out there. 2 inches, much more than 2 inches is best to be on. >> heather: remember, two inches or less, stay off. >> jason: stay off. >> heather: thanks jason, over to you daniel. >> daniel: a former boston mayor set to be released after a car crash. how the crash led to the discovery of a potentially life-threatening problem. >> reporter: with this dangerously cold weather,
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the north shore communities of saugus and lynn right now. >> daniel: national grid aware of the problem. saying equipment failure is the cause. national grid hoping to have power restored by 10:00 this morning. we've learned that steps are working to set up a temporary shelter at the lynn classical high school. we'll let you know when it's up and runs. and if you're in those affected areas you can call 211 to get information about where to go. >> heather: still on our screen, it said 13,000. it's been jumping. >> daniel: it's been fluctuating up and down the past hour. >> heather: it's rir8 8:30 in the morning on sunday, february 14th. we appreciate you waking up with us this very cold morning, i'm heather hegedus. >> daniel: i'm daniel miller. happy valentine's day to you. fox 25's weather meteorologist jason brewer leading our team coverage. this historically cold day. all you wanly to do is snuggle up with someone. >> jason: stay inside if you can. it's valentine's day, so, yeah, all kidding aside, just don't go out if you don't have to. and temperatures are running at
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right now, minus 8 in bon of. minus 10 bedford, minus 14 in worcester right now. these are in not the wind chills. these are the actual readings. if you're just joining us, winds are 20, 30 miles an hour. that's giving us wind chills, the feels like temperatures, running minus 35, give or take. that means frostbite in 10 minutes. so far, minus 9, that's the record in boston. minus 15, worcester, we ran right now through those previous records. and we're not going to warm up any time soon. 10 in the morning, still subzero. by noon, give or take zero to 5. the warmest part of the day today, 9 to 11 degrees in most locations. another cold night tonight. then big changes as far as rain and snow to get to. i'll have that in the seven-day forecast. so stay tuned. >> heather: check in with you in a bit. we've been reporting all morning long how dangerous it is to be outside in this weather. the homeless population is a particular concern. there are also these people
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going to be very cold in their homes soon. >> daniel: that's why these cities and towns setting up warming stations. our team coverage continues this morning with fox 25 stephanie coueignoux from the lowell senior center where dozens of people there spent the night. >> reporter: and really just been the last 35 minutes. we've been seeing a lot more people walking in here to this warming center. in fact, you can see folks getting their warm breakfast right now. just a short time ago, i spoke with superintendent taylor and he told me they really are expecting more people to be arriving over the next few hours. overnight about 55 people spent the night here, compare that to yesterday morning when we were here, only about a dozen people were here. saving resource. superintendent told me, of course, safety really is their top priority. he also said the homeless shelter is now completely full. so this warming center right here is just so important. he did saying there is a concern
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up. but if that happens, they'll open up another warming center today. now last night, officers, they went around the city making sure anyone who didn't have a warm place to stay would be able to come here and it really was a department to save lives. >> they actually worked with us last evening and managed to rescue somebody that was essentially living under a bridge. and it required both the police and the fire department to get that person out. and into a warm facility. >> reporter: it's just so important. if you know of someone who needs a warm place to stay. take a look. we've put that information on our screen right there. again, this warming center is inside the lowell senior center. and that's at 276 broadway street. it's going to stay open through monday morning. and, again, this is around the clock. it doesn't matter what time of day. just head on over here. now the superintendent told me right now that's the plan open through monday morning.
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later on today. meantime, we put a complete list of warming centers across the region our website, at myfoxboston.com. in lowell, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> daniel: and with the extreme cold, you need to protect yourself and your home. remember, make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working if you're using space heater to stay warm. the massachusetts emergency management agency has these tips to keep your pipes from freezing. the let cold water drip from faucets, insulate pipes with the newspaper. and open cabinet doors under sinks to circulate the heat. and make sure the whole family knows show you to shut off the or burst. if your pipes do freeze, never try to thaw them with a torch. use a hair dryer instead. your best bet is to call a licensed plumber. >> heather: and with wind 40s. frostbite can set in as quickly as 10 minutes. we want to remind you of some of
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look for any changes in your skin, numbness, prickliness, discoloration, red, white, blue, gray, and your skin might feel or look hard or waxy. or once you warm up, skin starts to blistering, if you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor right away. if you must go outside, remember to cover up your skin. that's exactly what people did out there yesterday enjoying the slopes yesterday in the in a shown bah valley ski area. you can see -- >> heather: worth mentioning that. but also reminding folks that
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in this freezing weather. >> daniel: stick with fox 25 as we continue to experience these frigid temperatures, now is the weather app. get up to the minute forecast, temperatures for your area and news you need to know. it is a free download for android and apple devices. >> heather: 8:36 now. and new this morning, former boston mayor ray flynn is expected to be released from the hospital following heart surgery. the herald is reporting that doctors put in a defibrillator into flynn for an irregular heart rhythm. they say that's what caused the crash that he had on thursday. fox 25 reported at the time that flynn passed out behind the wheel and ended up hitting his neighbor's home. fortunately, no one was hurt. strict gun laws in massachusetts still aren't preventing weapons from ending up in the hands of criminals. still ahead on the fox 25 morning news. with guns pouring in from out of state. how one mother is looking to stop the violence.
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morning, children trying to catch the school bus at risk of getting hit by a car. coming up the plan to keep them safe with new technology on the sides of school buses. >> jason: and we're shattering records this morning, still dangerously cold wind chills to deal with as we begin our valentine's day. we'll tell you when we warm up a litt it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right.
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>> daniel: new this morning, 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit new zealand. watch this video closely. you can see the camera capture the moment the city begins to shake. no reports of serious damage or injury. it marks the anniversary an earthquake hit that area killing 180 people. take a look. about hundred people laced up yesterday for the dana farber marathon challenge in wally that. they ran up to 18 miles.
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cancer research and also preparing for the boston marathon. this year's marathon team is hoping to raise more than $5,000 for cancer research. and today, a local ice rink is doing its part to help a hockey player paralyzed at this year's winter classic. fmmc ice sports in pembroke says it will donate a $1 for each skating admission to dana laing fund. she suffered a spinal cord injury in the winter classic at gillette. all about love and one teenager wanted to make sure no one was left out. so far the year long effort he undertook to share the love. and a push to keep children safe as they catch the bus tool.
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>> jason: welcome back. sunny skies. look at this, negative 8 in boston. minus 34 on the wind chill. historic cold is with us. i'll tell you when we start to thaw out, though, coming up. >> heather: looking forward to that. we do have an update for you on the north shore power outages that we've been following all morning long. national grid tells us they have now identified the problem.
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right now. saugus police told us earlier that national grid told them this was all because of some sort of equipment failure. we can tell you national grid already restored power to 7,000 people in lynn. and that means now there are 1500 people without power in in that city right now. in saugus, there are still 5500 outages there. we'll continue to keep tabs on this for you throughout the morning. daniel. >> daniel: all right. there's a new bill in the works aimed at better protecting children from things like this. cars blowing past buses with their stopped signs out and the lights flashing. fox 25 sharman sacchetti looks this morning, as a look how cameras on the outside of buses is already working in a nashing state. >> reporter: car after car caught on camera illegally driving by stopped school buses and putting the lives of children at risk. this is the troubling video we obtained from the company that installed these cameras on the sides of school buses in providence, where i found it's
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>> nothing. and that's the best part. safely, we're doing it providence. >> reporter: providence schools operations director robin shut, tells me the district had cameras on school bus arms after 2009, after state lawns approved them there. program. >> good idea? great idea. again, it's safety for the children. ultimately our goal is not to make money. >> reporter: the rhode island law gives school, cities and the state a cut of the money from the citation. the company that provides the cameras, red flags, gives them to the school system for free and gets its own cut as well. 43 school buses in providence are equipped with these cameras. there's one here and there's two right up front. and there's triggers when the stop sign swings out and the lights go on. watch these videos and send them to local police who decide approximate a driver gets a ticket. in 2014, 15 cool year,
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than 1100 citations. after all of the fines, the city made more than $70,000. the safety, more than $500,000. and red flex pays for the police details. >> well, i'm optimistic. >> reporter: on beacon hill, transportation chairman, ben straws, is to let put on school buses here. over the years, it hasn't gained traction. >> i think the notion of cameras, there's been an overall resistance. >> reporter: we found in 2014 alone in massachusetts, almost 2500 drivers received warning letters for illegally passing a school bus. >> clearly, it's a vulnerable population of school kids. who are on the streets. at high traffic times of the day. so i'm going to keep advocating for it. >> reporter: in providence, this he say it's working. >> we had a 90% drop in our top 10 violation areas. and an overall 32% drop
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worth it to keep the 9,000 children who ride these school buses safe. in boston, sharman sacchetti, fox 25 news. >> this is a fox 25 storm tracker weather alert. >> jason: all right. record keepers of the national weather service have issued the official record reports and we ran right through the bottom of these records this morning. boston, minus 9, worcester, minus 16. smashing the records by 5 to 6 degrees. long-standing record from 1934 in boston. now, we just got this tweet in, some of you might remember brett connolly, former employer of fox 25. minus 8 on his iphone. yup, that is the actual temperature. phone not broken this morning. check it out. minus 8 right now. sunny, though, look at this, northwest winds, 23 miles an hour, wind chill, negative 34. dangerous wind chill. you can get frostbite in 10 minutes with that kind of wind.
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temperatures, still running well below zero all across the area until you get to outer cape and 10. negative 10 in fitchburg, portsmouth as well. minus 9 in beverly. look at the winds, 25, 30 miles an hour, out of the northwest, that's crating those dangerous wind chills, minus 30 to 35. look at that. 38, the current wind chill below zero in worcester. minus 34 in plymouth. even minus 14 in chatham. got a couple of flurries trying to come in here, arctic sea smoke, the sea fog coming in with cold arctic air over the top of the relatively warmer waters. a couple of flurries out there today. now high temperaturewise, 9 to 10 he greats, ipswich, to hand november all about 10. concord, waltham, same deal, as well. places like marshfield and plymouth, high temperatures at around 11 degrees today.
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though the winds will gradually taper down throughout the day, we're still going to be feeling like subzero territory, even at the warmest part of the day, which is about 4:00 this afternoon. a lot of sunshine out there, but don't be fooled. this stay bitter. wind tonight, snow on the ground going to lead to bitterly cold night. won't have a lot of wind chill, but still going to be subzero across southern new england. tomorrow, mainly dry, after dark, we start to see snow breaking out. and then tuesday, have rain moving in as the air warms up. 5:00 monday, just clouds, 9:00 snow moving in. go to in i'd night. we're beginning to change over from the south to the north. from into snow northward. then we go to tuesday, bottom rain around, drive time tuesday, rain through -- and we clear out on wednesday and friday.
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we just have to get through tonight. minus 1 tonight before we begin to see a warming trend. >> daniel: reports on boston roads, more reports of people getting hit, the fox 25 morning news, take you to worse spots as
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happy sunday morning to you all. i'm butch stearns. hope you're staying warm. if you're not, watch these bruins highlights because brad marchand is red hot and he's bound to warm you up. claude julien looking for career win number 500, only ross has more wins as a head coach. set up from david krejci , 12th goal in 4 games. 1 nothing, bs. david brothers, krejci and pastrna k play give and go. review shows the puck was in the net before it moved. 2-1 bruins.
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18th of the year. chara gets the empty netter, bruins win 4-2. bergeron misss the game. not sure if he's going to be there today at 1:30. last night in toronto, the little big man, isaiah thomas, a big part of the taco bell skills competition. full-blown introshowing off his talents. in the finals against carl anthony townsend of the tea wolves, little versus big, and this was fun. in the end, it's the big man, towns, who beats thomas, the little man, for the skills competition title and the other nba bigs go nuts. don't forget to join us at 11:30 this tonight. matt light will be joining us in the studio.
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enjoy your sunday, everybody. stay warm. >> heather: that butch, such a rom a minuted tick. here's how to put a smile i don't know your valentine's day. a utah teenager spent all year working multiple jobs, wanted to save up for this holiday specifically. it wasn't just for his girlfriend. >> daniel: no, it wasn't. laid den god freed, used hissed the money to buy carnations one for each girl at his high school. it was all worth it to see the smiles on the girls faces. his girlfriend supported the idea 100 mrs. girlfriend. i like it. >> daniel: she says i got him. gesture. some gun laws in the country can't keep people in massachusetts safe from gun violence. >> daniel: coming up this morning, we'll look at the staggering number of guns pouring into the state and where >> jason: and i'm still
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>> jason: the coldest air we felt in almost 60 years. up. >> reporter: with these dangerously cold temperatures, warming centers like this one are now open. the additional support around the community to make sure >> daniel: new details coming out about what caused a former wheel. uncovered. >> heather: plus filling the void left by the death of a supreme court justice. the political fire storm created by the death of justice supreme court justice antonin scalia. morning. you're waking up to historically told temperatures in the boston area.
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weather alert this morning. zero. that's not the wind chill, that's the actual temperature. we haven't felt weather like this since 1950s. >> daniel: 1957. >> heather: to be precise. good morning, everybody, it's 9:00, good morning, i'm heather hegedus. everyone, i'm daniel miller. we begin with jason brewer who morning. i mentioned to you earlier how cold it was and how cold it is that my tire pressure gauge light came on. >> jason: i had the same ago, you bet. it's dangerous to be out in this kind of wind and cold with exposed skin, let alone driving around on those tires that have deflated a little bit. so extra careful on this sunday. the good news is, the winds are going to taper down slowly. but the bitter cold will remain. right now we're 5 to 11 degrees below zero. these are actual temperatures. those are not the wind chills. those are the real numbers right now.
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gusting out of the northwest. so the wind chill, 30 to 35 below. area wide, only those 20 below readings for the cape and islands. so we smash the records this morning. boston. minus 15 in worcester. and that was enough to break those records. now, for today, we'll climb above zero by about midday. not get up into the teens for most locations. stuck in the single digits for the better part of the day. despite the sun, just a bitterly cold day and another cold night tonight. i'll tell you, though, about rain and snow moving in, in just a bit. >> heather: all right. jason. with a temperatures, worcester is seeing the lowest temperatures this morning and it takes just minutes for frostbite to set in under these conditions, 10 minutes to being prosecute he vice. doctors are already seeing cases of frostbite there in worcester. so the advice this morning from city leaders in worcester is bundle up even better just stay at home. >> daniel: and developing and
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the number of outages climb, they're now dropping. in just the past 20 minutes, the number of customers without power in saugus and lynn has dropped to about 2,000. transformers ran out of oil, which caused an equipment failure and that the cold weather is likely to blame. we'll keep you posted as power is restored. in the meantime, 211 has a list of warming stations that are open. so you can call if you're in the frigid cold temperatures. and more and more people are taking advantage of the warming center in lowell. it's open friday. and as of this morning, dozens of people are there waiting out the freezing temperatures. >> heather: this was even before those power outages were reported. this was basically in response to the state's homeless population. fox 25 stephanie coueignoux does continue our team coverage this morning from the lowell senior center where that warming center is happening. >> reporter: really within the last 35 minutes, we've been seeing a lot more people walking
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in fact, see folks getting warm breakfast right here right now. just a short time ago, i spoke with superintendent taylor and he told me they are expecting more people to be arriving over the next few hours. the night here. and compare that to yesterday morning when we were here, only about a dozen people were here. and this is truly just a life saving resource. superintendent told me, of course, safety really is their top priority. he also said the homeless shelter is now completely full. so this warming center right here is just so important. now, he did say there is a concern that this center could also fill up. but if that happens, they'll open up another warming center today. now, last night, officers, they went around the city making sure that anyone who didn't have a warm place to stay would be able to come here and it really was just a joint effort with the fire department to save lives. >> they actually worked with us last evening and managed to
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essentially living under a bridge. and it required both the police and fire department to get that person out. and into a warm facility. >> reporter: and it is just so important. if you know of someone who needs a warm place to stay. take a look. we put that information on our screen right there. again, this warming center is inside the lowell senior center. and that's at 376 broadway street. it's going to stay open through monday morning. and, again, this is around the clock, so it doesn't matter what time of day. just head on over here. now the superintendent told me right now, that's the plan, open through monday morning. they are going to reassess that later on today. meantime, we've also put a complete list of warming centers across the region our website at myfoxboston.com. in lowell, i'm stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> heather: and this video that stephanie was talking about, does show emergency crews working to rescue a homeless man from the brutal cold.
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falls bridge in lowell this weekend suffering from a possible case of hypothermia. last night, he wasn't able to get to safety on his own. that's when crews were sent in to get him out. we hope he's okay. we're working to find out more information for you this morning about how he's doing. >> daniel: these subzero temps aren't just hard on us. they can cause issues on our cars as well. here's what to look for, one of the things most likely to he sue, low tire pressure, just 10 degrees can cause a 10% drop in tire pressure, so your car's handling would likely be different. also spark plugs have a hard time in the cold. until your car warms up, there could be a bit of putter to the engine. finally, batteries don't like the cold so your engine may have hard time starting. happening right you now, widespread changes to the mbta. reporting track issues and disabling trains on the green, red, and orange lines and
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ly the t has not said what's causing the issues. >> heather: now is the perfect time to download the fox 25 weather and news app given the weather out there. the latest information for your area, including temperatures. also, radar and temperature and free download for android appear apple users. 9:07 and now other news. developing this morning, quite a political fire storm happening after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. >> daniel: the 79-year-old found dead after apparent natural causes in texas yesterday. he was longest member of the supreme court. having been named 30 years ago by president reagan. before his term is up, president obama says he will nominate a replacement justice. scalia was a conservative so the possibility of a liberal nominee from the approximately could skew the high court towards the democrats for the first time in years. >> heather: because it's nominated by a republican, response from republicans now,
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majority in the supreme court has been swift. as john roberts reports, news of president obama's plan for a nominee took over the beginning of last night's republican debate. >> reporter: the sudden death of conservative supreme court justice antonin scalia changed the tone of the republican debate in south carolina. >> just to be clear on this, mr. trump, you're okay with the president nominating be some. >> i think he's going to do it, whether i'm okay with it or not. i think it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay delay delay a. >> i believe the president should not move forward. and i think we ought to let the next president of the united states decide who is going to run that supreme court with a vote by the people of the united states of america. >> reporter: strength and weaknesses in foreign policy experience were also major factors. >> your first day in the situation room, what three questions do you ask your the world? >> what we want to do, when we want to do it, and how hard do
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>> reporter: prior to the face off, senator marco rubio promised a better performance than what he turned in during the last debate. >> i think there are three major threats that you want to immediately get on top of. number one, what are we doing in the asian pacific region, why both north korea and china pose of the united states. number two, what are we doing in the mielgdz east, with the combination of theshoon sunni shia conflict, that iran is now trying to establish in the middle east and growing threat. isis. and the third is rebuilding and reinvigorating nato. >> reporter: there were a few surprise moms during the debate. >> i could care less about the insults that donald trump gives to me. it's blood sport for him. he enjoys it and i'm floridaed he's happy about it. but i am sick and tired of him going after my family. my dad is the greatest man alive in my mind. while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security prattus to keep us safe and i'm proud of what he did.
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also a hot topic. >> everyone understands at home. that the middle class has been left behind in the last seven years of the obama economy. and we've got to bring jobs back, got to get people back to work. we've got to get wages going up again. we got to get people moving from part-time work to full-time work. we all agree on that. but it's not going to be solved with magic pixie dust. not going to be solved by declaring into the air, let there be jobs. >> in green individual south carolina, john roberts, fox news. >> heather: while the republican candidates were tied up at the debate, democratic candidates took the opportunity to express their condolences over the loss of justice scalia. senator bernie sanders saying, while i differed with justice scalia's views and jurisprudence, he was a brilliant, and colorful and outspoken member of the supreme court. and secretary of state hillary clinton, saying i did not hold justice scalia's views but he
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who brought energy and passion to the bench. "u.s.a. today" is reporting former massachusetts governor, deval patrick may have a shot at replacing the justice. he is a civil rights lawyer and close friend to president obama. he also served in the justice department during the clinton administration. >> daniel: a sudden snow squall sent traffic on a major highway into disarray. coming up the 50 car pile up that had emergency crews scrambling to save lives. >> heather: plus hearing a tough love message from boston's mayor. coming up next, why he's telling everyone pay attention when you're crossing the streets. >> jason: and we still have subzero readings, just about area wide.
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national grid says the problem due to equipment failure likely due to the cold. fox 25 stephanie coueignoux just arrived in saugus, her live report is straight ahead. >> heather: time now 9:14. other news, boston mayor marty walsh fighting back injury related deaths on city streets. the mayor now calling on pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists to be more aware. fox 25 sharman sacchetti reports, though, not everyone is convinced that will actually work. >> reporter: we headed out to some of the city's worse intersections where the mayor says drivers, pedestrians and bike cligss all need to learn how to share the road and be safer. >> chaotic, you're lucky to make it across the street without getting hit. >> reporter: at mass. avenue and the roxbury south end line, we found it tough for pedestrians, it's tough for drivers and even emergency vehicles we want to kag man square in dorchester multiple crosswalks spread out across busy streets. >> might die everio here.
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>> reporter: this man told me he just got peeped at while crossing the street legally. >> somebody beeped their horn. >> reporter: in the middle of the crosswalk? >> yeah. >> in the beginning of 2016, four people in the city have died after getting hit by a car or struck while walking. >> reporter: boston mayor mayor marty walsh has a task force working on finding solutions for some of these bad intersections. >> i'm everyone who uses boston streetsed to slow down and drive carefully. >> reporter: and he wants pedestrians pay better attention too. whether you're behind the wheel or walking in this city, you're really up against it. look at this intersection. right in the shadow of boston city hall, the mayor has his work cut out for him. and the question is, will anyone listen? >> kind of follow the law and stuff. that's what the laws are for. >> i don't think it's going to work. but hey, give it a shot, why not. >> reporter: in boston, sharman sacchetti, fox 25 news. >> daniel: the u.s. is one step
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federal regulators gave google the green light to build a car with a computer controlling the vehicle without a steering wheel, accelerator or brakes. states can still pass laws that require vehicles to of those things. the major highway expected to reopen this morning after this deadly pile up. a sudden snow squall caused near whiteout conditions that left 50 vehicles and tractor trail tors in a tangle of metal on i 78 in pennsylvania yesterday morning. three people were killed and dozens were injured. had to be cut from their cars. >> jason: good morning. the records are in. and the records have been smashed. we got down to minus 9. officially in boston. down to negative 16. the actual temperature this morning officially in worcester where the records are kept. so that was good enough to break those records by a good 5, 6 degrees. long-standing record in boston from 1934.
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let me show you the numbers right now under sunny skies. negative 5. wind chill negative 28 thanks to hour. and you know it's stronger there on the city streets where wind done themes between the buildings. look at the numbers, negative 11 in worcester, negative 6 in nashua up to portsmouth. even negative 2 in hyannis. really tough to find any above zero readings, out to the outer cape and nantucket for that. winds on the gusts of the northwest. that's why we have dangerous wind chills running 45 to 29 below zero. for places like milton, toward beverly. minus 36 the current wind chill factor for worcester. and let's go over to plymouth where it's minus 30, feels like reading even minus 15 there in chatham. so getting some great pictures in on our social media this morning. this morning, jason brewer, fox 25 tweet them in to me, i'll get
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the thermometer, trying to go all the way to arctic d smoke is a theme here today. with very cold air coming over the relatively warmer water and that's in scituate off the drift way. a couple of flurries off provincetown and eastham. that's it on the snow. not a big story on the snow today. some of that sea fog, sea smoke and bright sunny skies elsewhere. with numbers on the cold side. negative 1, 11:00 in the morning in boston. by 1:00, up to about 7, but not going to be able to climb a whole lot more than that. woburn at 10 today, we get a little bit warmer, milder, i can't even say that, less cold, maybe, as you get urban heat island of boston at 13. go westward, waltham at 9, framingham at 10. and auburn, worcester, spencer all about 5 to 7 above. that's it for your highs. the feels like, still going to be below zero.
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stay up about 10, 15 miles an hour. so that's enough to still create very bitter wind chills. even though the wind chills warning will expire, you can still be just cold very quickly if you're not covered up big time with a lot of layers and that kind of wind. so do continue to take afternoon. with the little ones. check on the elderly. overnight, it is clear and the winds are calm. with snow packed, that means a cold night. a few more subzero readings westward. lawrence, 9 to 6 tomorrow morning for your wake up temp. we're going to have snow tomorrow evening that will change over to freezing rain and rain as we get into tuesday. and i'll take a look at future cast in the next half hour. give you a closer look what you can expect with that. but it does looking like a rainy tuesday, giving way to clearing conditions wednesday. chillier air by the end of the week but no arctic air.
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>> daniel: the zika virus outbreak will not compromise the olympics games in rio. bringing out the military and hundreds of thousands of health workers, zika is currently sweeping through parts of south america. experts are worried travellers to the olympics games in august could bring the virus back home with them causing the virus to spread farther and faster. >> heather: some people say that some of the strictest gun laws in the gun still can't keep people in massachusetts safe from gun violence, coming up, take a look at some of the staggering statistics some of the numbers of guns pouring into the state and where exactly they're coming from. >> daniel: plus these cold temperatures didn't stop these people from jumping into an icy
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coming up next, the reason the . >> daniel: it is not exactly beach weather, but that didn't stop a group of determined fund-raisers in natick who braved the cold temps yesterday to help support special olympics, they took a dip in a lake after groups cleared the ice to help raise money for
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plunge. this was the group's 18th year taking that plunge. cold, guys. >> heather: sure takes a lot of passion to be out there, wouldn't you say? >> daniel: that's impressive. i'm proud of them. >> had i am too. i could never do it. with these cold temperatures today, we've been talking so much about frostbite setting in and you show you have to, care being outside, but another issue if you plan to venture out onto ice is falling in. a lot of people like to go ice fishing this time of year. you caution people to stay off or at least look at these rules before going out. >> jason: yeah, really, guidelines, 2 inches of ice is not enough. ice is thickening up. it's been a late start to the winter, don't be fooled, take extra precaution, measure the thickness of the ice if you can, and do that regularly as you're going out there. 4 inches of ice, that's where you want to be, that's where you have ice fishing and other activities much more safe. 2 inches is not enough. also, heather, the honeycomb
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that's the most dangerous, you want the clear blue ice, that's the safe ice you want to look for. >> heather: you don't want any cracks in the ice. >> jason: yeah. >> heather: realic this, 2 inches or less stay off. worth pointing even if the patch of ice you're standing on is more than 2 inches thick, that doesn't mean the entire lake or pond you are on is all that way. >> jason: absolutely right. there's little currents, coming, cutting in to the thickness of that ice, we do want to advise folks to take extra caution and take measurements if you're out there doing fishing. common sense. >> heather: we'll put these guidelines on our website later today. daniel to you. >> daniel: after the north shore, dozens are without power after a transformer is knock you had out of power this evening. live reporting straight ahead. new details coming out about a car crashing involving a former mayor. the medical issue that caused okay birth plan. top of the brown box. alright got it!
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complete new england news coverage continues right now. this is fox 25 morning news. >> heather: good morning. you are waiting up to historically cold temperatures in the boston area. as we take a look at the boston skyline, it looks stunning and pretty from the outside. but if you're -- from this picture looking out on the outside. but if you're actually out there, far different story. we're under a fox 25 weather alert this morning. temperatures below zero. it's a historically cold record breaking valentine's day. it's 9:30 a.m. on sunday, february 14th, i'm heather hegedus. >> daniel: good morning, i'm daniel miller. let's check in with meteorologist jason brewer and jason, you tweeted out about 30 minutes ago that we smashed some records this morning. >> jason: yeah, easily broke records. i'm going to have those numbers for you coming up. right now still well below zero
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but look at this, minus five to minus 11, from boston down towards worcester right now. winds 20, 30 miles an hour. the wind gusts producing wind chills running minus 25 to minus 35 degrees. so you can still get frostbite even at this hour of the morning. we just haven't been able to turn the corner and warm up out of that danger zone yet. there are those previous records, minus 3 and minus 11. smashed those. no problem. we were at minus 9 and minus 16 today. 1:00, single digit temperatures, same at 4:00 during the warmest part of the day. despite full sun, a bitterly cold day even though winds are tapering down. that's going to lead to more negative readings tonight. i'll have that straight ahead. >> heather: all right. jason, speak with you in a bit. the evolving situation right now reporting all morning long, state. thousands of people without power, specifically the north shore.
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power has been restored to most of the north shore. but we're told the transformers ran out of oil. that's what national grid is telling us. that's what caused an equipment failure, causing people to lose power at the worse time. the cold this morning since the 50s. >> daniel: fox 25 stephanie coueignoux just arrived in saugus where more than 5500 people lost power. stef knee, the outages weren't just affecting people's phones. >> reporter: no. and daniel and heather, obviously with these incredibly dangerously cold conditions, if you lose power in your house, that's a be pru. taking a look behind me, i've been looking on social media, a lot of people here in lynn still reporting traffic lights, these traffic signals have also gone out in certain intersections. this one, obviously, working. we're right outside of the police department. but, again, some major concerns if you're driving around around all of a sudden, you know, you
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could definitely cause some issues. again, national grid working hard, working quickly to restore power to everyone. at one point, about 14,000 people didn't have power. now we just checked with national grid at around 9:00. the latest numbers are here in lynn about 429 people still without power. in saugus, about 239 without power. and this started around 7:15 this morning. when two transformers went down. national grid saying the problem there wasn't enough oil inside of those transformers. obviously with these freezing temperatures, a lot of people cranking up their thermostat. appeared those transformers actually ran out of oil. national grid, hoping to have everyone's power restored by 10:00 this morning. lynn police and the fire department, they were working on a temporary shelter to open at lynn classical high school.
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and we're going to continue to check in with them. power restored by 10:00 a.m., they may not do that. we're going to continue to get in touch with them and national grid. and we'll keep you posted on air and online at myfoxboston.com. in lynn, stephanie coueignoux, fox 25 news. >> daniel: stephanie, thanks. and with this the extreme cold you need to protect yourself and your home. make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are using if you're using space heaters to stay warm. the massachusetts emergency management agency has these tips to keep your pipes from freezing. let cold water drip from faucets, insulate pipes with newspaper. open doors to circulate the heat. make sure the whole family knows how to shut off the water valve in case of freeze or a burst. if your pipes do freeze, never try to thaw them with a torch. use a hair dryer instead and best bet is to call a licensed
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20s and 30s, frostbite starts to set in in 10 minutes. we want to remind you of some of the warning signs for frostbite. you want to watch out for any changes in your skin, numbness, prickliness, hard whacking looking skin. once it warms up, another sign is blistering of the skin. if you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call your doctor right away. >> daniel: and stick with fox 25 as we continue to experience these frigid temperatures. now it's 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. free download for android and apple devices. >> heather: 9:35 and new this morning, former boston mayor, ray flynn, is expected to being released prosecute the hospital following surgery. "the herald" is reporting that doctors put in a defibrillate for for an irregular heart rhythm, they say that's what caused his crash on thursday. fox 25 reported at the time. that he passed out at the wheel of the car. and ended up hitting his neighbor's home.
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>> daniel: police in worcester are investigating a shooting. it happened on providence street yesterday afternoon of the victim was shot while sitting in a parked car. he is expected to be okay. police say this was not a random act and are using witness's descriptions to help track down the suspect. >> wakefield police have a man drugs. williamsa card dough was arrested friday. they found, heroin, methadone and large amounts of cash in his apartment. he's now. >> charged with drug possession and drug trafficking. another drug bust taken three suspected dealers off of the cape. in harwich on friday. you're looking at what they found was a large amount of heroin right there, as you can see, as well as cash and phones. three people being charged with trafficking and being held without bail this morning. >> daniel: meantime, the head of the catholic church is urging leaders in new mexico, to fight back against the drug raid there. year long visit on friday.
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provide security and, quote, prove justice to people hit by drug violence. the pope will wrap saturday by celebrating mass in mexico city. he will continue today and the rest of the week, visiting parts of the before return to go the vatican early thursday. >> heather: some critics say strict gun laws in massachusetts still are not prevents weapons getting into the hands of criminals. guns pouring in from out of state has, taken over: one mother is looking to put a stop to the violence. >> daniel: plus a new app geared at studying natural disasters. come up next, how your phone help experts track seismic activity. >> jason: we're still well below zero. coldest air we've felt in almost 60 years. with us right now, with looking at something old, like this... so capital one built something new where you can unwind with free
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watch this video here closely of you can see the driveway camera capture the moment the neighborhood begins to shake. it hit east of the city called christ church. so far no reports of damage or serious injuries. next week marks five years since the more powerful earthquake hit that same area, killing more than 180 people. the university of california has created a new way to track earthquakes. it's released an app called my shake. the app uses sensors in your phone to map earthquakes happening in your area. now the ultimate goal is to build a worldwide seismic network and use the data to reduce the effectiveness of earthquake. it's a free download for mobile phones. >> heather: today a local ice rink is doing its part to help a hockey player paralyzed at the winter classic. fmcs sports center in pembroke will be donating a dollar to each public skating admission to denna laing fund. laing as you might know crashed
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. >> jason: welcome back, still in the danger zone with our wind. ed wind chills running minus 20 to minus 35 all across southern new england. we do have those dangerous wind chills continuing for the few hours despite full sunshine, don't be fooled it is a bitter day. much more on how cold we get tonight coming up. >> daniel: it's an eye opening statistic, 60% of the guns used to commit crime in massachusetts come from out of state. fox 25 investigates wanted to find out why that's happening. and bob ward discovered that those guns don't have to travel very far to reach our streets. >> reporter: gun violence is no stranger to the streets of massachusetts. or to people of mendez. she's lost a son and nephew to guns. >> it's like a cancer. you know, you lost one person. and then you lost someone else. >> reporter: according to federal statistics, it's likely
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her relatives were illegal. and it's also likely those guns came from across the state line. fox 25 investigates discovered that while massachusetts has some of the most stringent gun control laws in the country, those laws cannot sell the tide the state. >> the majority of the firearms recovered here in massachusetts crime guns are sourced from other states. they were purchased initially from another state. >> reporter: dan kumar is the special agent in charge of the boston office of the tobacco and firearms. atf estimates 60% of the guns involved in massachusetts crime come from out of state. mostly, vermont, maine and new hampshire. kumar says those states have more lenient gun laws criminals know and the a often use other people to buy guns for them from gun shops. >> massachusetts requires permitting in order to a purchase a firearm. where in other states like new hampshire, that's not a requirement. >> reporter: consider the live
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the gun used to kill sean collier, mit police officer in cambridge. was originally bought at a maine gun shop over the years, it made its way to steven silva, who lent it to convicted boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. the weeks before the marathon bombing attacks, dzhokhar tsarnaev and his brother tamerlan traveled to the new hampshire gun range to practice shooting it. atf office, showed me a table full of handguns, most of these guns originally came from over the state lines. >> the majority of this easy firearms from this particular case, the majority of them originated from being purchased from gun dealers in new hampshire. >> reporter: i sore ra-mendez is now a peace activist. part of her mission to stop guns from reaching neighborhoods like hers. >> america is a powerful country. we try to stop everything else.
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>> reporter: for fox 25 investigates. i'm bob ward, fox 25 news. >> this is a fox 25 storm tracker weather alert. >> jason: all right. we have historic cold weather. way incident to put it in perspective. last winter was brutal, we got below zero three times. with he have done that a handful of time unless the last eleven years. that's what this graphic is illustrates behind me. down below zero on three occasions last winter. but we are way colder this morning. in fact, we were nine below in boston just hours ago. worcester, we were 16 below zero. smashing the old records from 1934 and 1979. right now, it's negative 75, winds out 18 out of the northwest, that gives us a wind chill of negative 28 in the city, despite sunny skies it is bitter and brutal. temperatures are subzero everywhere until you get out to provincetown, chatham and
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digits, winds out of the northwest, 20, 30 miles an hour, although i got to tell you, this easy gusts are little lower than what we had earlier this morning when we began the broadcast. we're going in the right direction. either way, still bitterly cold, wind chill up through noon. look at these wind chills,nus 25 norris. nashua, negative 26, as well as taunton, feels like negative 20 in hyannis right now. with those northwest cold winds over the milder water, we've got a couple of snow flurries mainly off shore. around provincetown and eastham with the sea sky and sea smoke and sea smoke also across the bodies of water. temperatures today under full sun, only recovering into the single digits most locations. 3, 4:00, about 10 in boston that's about all we're going to be able to do. and it gets a little colder as
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aisle and affect. waltham as well 9, framingham you're at 10. a lot more what we would see in the morning in the middle of january. instead it's record cold high temperatures likely to be achieved today. 5 worcester, 8 there harvard and wind chills in the subzero territory throughout the day. even at the warmest part of the day, about 4, 4:30, we're still feeling like minus 4 to minus 8 degrees all across the area. overnight tonight, with the clear skies, a light winds finally upon us, we'll have the snow on the ground, that means a cold night. where any heat we have, which is not very much today is right back out to space. so more negative numbers going west out of boston. going to be suffer to do right in the city, but for the cape and islands, zero to 5, bitter cold. let's look at future cast, we do have some milder air on the way. we get back around 30 degrees tomorrow. clouds will increase and then by tomorrow morning, snow breaking
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a brand new run of future cast actually. 9:00, some snow, notice the rain starting to nix in already. there's midnight, coming up right around i-95. change over to freezing rain,linger onto snow overnight. on tuesday morning, the morning drive time well north and west of the city, we could have some concern with some icing. then by noon, all certainly rain and we're in on a warmer and wetter day coming up on tuesday. we slowly clear out wednesday behind that system. and then colder by the end of the week, no arctic air, stay safe out there on valentine's day. >> heather: absolutely. here's a story to put a smile on your face this valentine's day, a utah teen spent all year working multiple jobs, he saved every penny he made to make this holiday special for everyone who he knew. hayden got freed used the money he saved up to buy 900 carnations the reason he wanted to buy so many.
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>> daniel: power slowly being restored to the north shore this morning after the cold weather knocked out a transformer just after 7:00 this morning. the number of outages in lynn and saugus down to around 1,000 from their peak at more than 14,000 earlier this morning. right now, lynn police tell us there's a warming center open at lynn arts for anyone that needs a place to go. >> heather: if you're looking for a shelter, you can call 211 your area. also reporting that lowell has a shelter this morning as well. this is a record shattering valentine's day, jason. >> jason: absolutely. easily broke all of the records. still well below zero. minus 5 to minus 11, feeling more like minus 20 to minus 30 all across southern new england.
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