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his neighborhood, often carrying a bag with a radio, playing his favorite tunes. now, that radio, his apartment, sits silent. >> that was devastating. very very sad for me, because i just seen him. >> the reporter: kathy last saw carlson late saturday night. she drove past him to pick up her daughter. >> i was going to stop and give him a ride, but i was late to go get her, and i wish i had stopped. now that makes me feel bad that i didn't stop and pick him up. >> t r next. they say carlson was passing through this nearby park, when he was apparently attacked. hours later, officers found his body, sprawled across the bleachers, behind the baseball diamond. >> you get a lot of people to go around there, it's nice. it's a good place to be. but if you go late at night, you don't know who you're going to expect. >> the reporter: as police search for carlson's killers, his neighbors are left with questions about why the gentleman who loved his music would be targeted. >> i think this is just somebody
>> the reporter: police are asking anyone with information to call them. in the meantime, this murder has left many here not only unsettled, but also drawing parallels to another murder that happened, almost exactly one year ago. coming up at 6:00 p.m., what investigators are telling us about a possible connection to the killing of denise robert. for now, live in manchester, cats republican lawmakers bertram, fox 25 news. -- katherine burcham, fox 25 news. >> mark: take a live look at the boston skyline. humidity is back, also the clou on activity in the tropics, as fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is tracking. it could impact us come labor day weekend at some point. >> kevin: some of the new information is in right now, but let's first talk about what's going on outside as you leave work this earnings going out for dinner around town, it's boston, 81 and bedford, 79. very sticky though. that's allowed for some of the showers to pop up as a cold front pushes toward us. again, these are weak showers, and the last one i could find here, it was a little one near framingham, but this one, right
later on tonight as the front crashes into our sticky air, a higher risk for showers to move in overnight. i'll track anything that develops. here's something developing, tropical storm hermine, strengthening a little bit anyway, up to 45-mile-per-hour winds from 40 earlier today. this is spinning toward the florida -- well, right near where the panhandle and the peninsula meet and at 70 miles per hour by 2:00 a.m. in morning, a strong op morning. then wants to stay inland, but remember, that center line is just a reference point. all of these areas have an equal probability of where the storm could go, including spinning up here and making a landfall in new england. why an l? it's no longer a tropical system, it'sadw been interacting with land. it could produce tropical rain in new england, something we need badly. we'll talk about this and the impacts for the rain day weekend just ahead. >> vanessa: an investigation is underway tonight into a deadly
police have learned about the accident and new tonight at 5:00 p.m., we're learning about the victims and why they were visiting boston. fox 25's robert goulston live at the hampton inn in revere, where they were supposed to be staying. robert. >> the reporter: vanessa, yeah, that shuttle left logan airport, it was heading to the hampton inn here in revere, where police say it was hit by that car. two people, a man and a woman, both from texas, were thrown out on to route 1a. tonight, we are learning why they were v >> oh my goodness. horrible. horrible, to think that that could happen. >> the reporter: the hotel shuttle was coming out of the ted williams tunnel when state police say, this subaru legacy slammed into it. two passengers were thrown from the vehicle, and killed. they were both visiting from el paso, texas. it scares me, because i fly into logan a lot and take these vans, it makes you nervous. >> the reporter: 59-year-old
sandra ariola were both thrown from the shuttle after it was struck by the subaru. a source tells fox 25 news, that one of those killed was a parent of a northeastern student, and they were coming to boston to move their child in. >> horrible. horrible thing, i feel very bad for the family. horrible thing, i feel very %e n on the shuttle who survived is also from el paso, she and the driver and one other passenger are expected to be ok. the driver of the subaru from swampscott also survived. and we did reach out to the hotel here in revere as well. as its corporate headquarters down in virginia. we're still waiting to hear back for a comment. tonight at 6:00 p.m., a little bit more about what we learned about what the rules for seat belts are on these types of vehicles. we are live in revere, robert goulston, fox 25 news. >> mark: tonight, a man who was stabbed in the back with a golf club is in stable condition at the hospital, and a friend is facing charges for attacking him.
at breakheart reservation. >> the reporter: curtis day skuicih held without bail tonight after police say he and two of his friends got high, came here to the breakheart reservation, and got into a fight. curtis day's mother with nothing to say to reporters after her 18-year-old son was ordered held without bail. accused of stabbing him 18-year-old friend, matthew dow, with breakheart reservation yesterday and then fleeing in a stolen car. >> there was a broken off shaft of a golf club that entered through the back area of mr. dow's right shoulder and ex the owed through his body. >> the reporter: day, dow and their 22-year-old friend david barry had been doing marijuana, lsd and another drug. barry brought a golf club to use
in the fight before he fled the scene as well. >> he was attacked by mr. dow. very unlikely. i believe -- >> the reporter: i pulled the police report and whether police caught up to day in the stolen car, officers say day then began to yell, shoot me. shoot me. and then attempted to reach my firearm. >> he appeared disoriented. he did make statements to police at that time, admitting to taking lsd and he made further statements stating, i'm dead and also that he killed his friend at breakheart. >> the reporter: dow is listed in stable condition tonight, both he and barry are being questioned as part of this investigation. and barry did suffer some minor injuries. he is expected to be ok. meantime, we do know that curtis day will be back in court on friday for a hearing around the evidence in this case. reporting in wakefield tonight,
>> vanessa: a groveland teenager spent the first day in school in court instead of class, for an instagram post. police say the unnamed 17-year-old posted a picture of a gun, tucked into his pants, with a reference to the first day of school at pentucket regional high. the gun turned out to be an air soft pistol. the reason was arrested and charged as a juvenile with communicating a threat to a public school. >> mark: auburn police tweeted these pictures from an elementary school this morning. they say the driver, who the stairs and railing, leading up to the building. luckily, no kids were hurt. we are trying to find out if the driver is facing any charges. police arrest four people at a black lives matter protest in cambridge and you can see in this video, police taking those people into custody around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. this morning, protesters used bike locks to chain their necks to the front door of city hall. the protest is over affordable housing in the city. group says more affordable units should be available and a rent to own option should be
says she was approached by a suspicious man and tonight, police are asking all residents to keep an eye out. shirley is about 20 miles from princeton, where other jogger, vanessa marcotte was murdered earlier this month. the man was driving a large green van with three numbers, 93aoki on its registration. shirley place are taking this very seriously. look for a live report all new in our report at 6:00 p.m. investigators in new york city still trying to queens, tonight, they have released a sketch of a witness who may have answers. nypd says this man may have been one of the last people to see corina vitrano. a witness described as a black male between 35 and 45 is not a suspect, but was allegedly in the area at the time that vitrano was killed. >> mark: maine governor paula paige announced he will not resign. the govern apologized to the
after he left him an expletive laced voice mail last week. he said gatin called him a racist. he said he won't n talking to reporters anymore. fox 25's political reporter sharman sachetti has reaction from congressmen. in the last 30 minutes, donald trump just wrapped up his meeting with mexico's president. he says countries must work to en has to be solved quickly. the meeting comes ahead of a much publicized speech on immigration tonight in arizona. as diane gallagher reports, the meeting is somewhat surprising, considering he has sharply criticized trump. >> the reporter: donald trump holding his first official meeting with the head of state, meeting privately with the president of mexico in a country that hasn't been pleased with trump's tough talk on the trail. >> they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're
>> the reporter: since day one, the mention of mexico has been a constant on the trump stump speech circuit. >> as the mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning, and they send the bad ones over, because they don't want to pay for them. >> we are going to build a great wall. the wall is going to be paid for by mexico. >> >> enrique to mexico. mexican president struggling with poor poll numbers, has repeatedly pushed back on trump's comments. >> whoever insults and tax bad about mexico, doesn't know mexico. >> the reporter: former mexican president, vicente fox, thinks the meet something a bad idea. >> it will hurt him greatly.
with supporters, accusing him of going soft on immigration stance, something the billionaire aims to clear up in a much-anticipated speech just across the border in arizona tonight. in washington, diane gallagher. >> mark: two beaches on the cape have reopened, after new shark sightings. coast guard beach and nauset beach were shut down in chatham. an alert was sent out on the shark activity app, it allows you to submit reports. app on fox25boston.com. >> vanessa: tropical storm hermine is about to make landfall in florida. >> mark: how the state's panhandle is rheaume preparing for the storm that could become a hurricane before making landfall. kevin, you're watching the tropics and our weather at home. >> kevin: at home it's quiet, but there are showers i'm tracking. as far as the tropics, the track of hermine has shifted to the west. how it may impact us labor day weekend. >> vanessa: the storm activity has lifeguards putting up warnings at local beaches for labor day weekend.
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>> mark: now time to check out the roads. live drivetime traffic, live look at the zakim bridge and traffic moving along slowly heading out of the city. coming in, not bad at all. now to the map, where you can see the expressway. southbound, jammed from the o'neill tunnel out to the split. otherwise, not a bad commute this afternoon. here are the live drive times as we put them up on the screen.
weston tolls, 24 minutes currently,. >> vanessa: investigators are reviewing all evidence stored at the braintree police department and their results could impact criminal cases. defense attorneys in some cases have also been notified that this review is taking placement now officials won't say why the audit was scheduled. they also won't comment on any possible problems with evidence stored there. no word on when that review will be finished. police officers and businesses enforce the state's transgender rights law, that law takes effect next month, allowing transgender people to use bathrooms or locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. tomorrow, attorney general maura healey is expected to outline how the law will be enforced. >> mark: we have been monitoring the risk of rip currents here all summer long, and right now, we are keeping a close eye on the tropics, as tropical storm
sarah wroblewski has a look at what to expect this long holiday weekend and how it will impact the beach. >> sarah: as lay day weekend approaches, many are trying to squeeze in the last beach day of the summer. be aware, you're likely to come across red flags like this one at lifeguard stations that i saw just yesterday, indicating high surf sand dangerous rip currents. major hurricane gaston is over a thousand miles away, but it is creating some very large swells in the open rippling rough surf and dangerous riptides right into our local beaches the last few days. now, while gaston is forecast to move away, there are two systems we're watching, one off the coast of the carolinas, and now, tropical storm hermine, both have the potential of bringing hazardous beach conditions to southern new england through the holiday weekend, as they get closer. and while this weekend, beaches won't be offlimits, if you do head to the water, the chandler harnishes of getting -- chances
how do you get outs of one? earlier this summer, i spoke to local lifeguards an they taught me how to identify and get out of a riptide. >> first thing, stay calm. next, make yourself visible, yell. and remember, breathe. if you can swim, swim parallel to the beach to get out of the riptide. when a lifeguard does come, they may ask you to get on to the board and then paddle if you can. swimming against the rip will only tire you out and you'll likely to continue to drift out to sea. if you headed to the beach this weaning, check with a lifeguard first. they can warn of you any potential hazards. make sure you have a buddy to swim with or at least tell someone that you're entering the water. things in the water can happen quickly and without notice. i'm fox 25 meteorologist sarah wroblewski. >> mark: fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz is here now and we are watching this weekend very closely.
hermine behind me and it's strengthening this afternoon to the tropical storm status, up 5 miles per hour since 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, to 5:00 p.m. and that means a 45-mile-per-hour wind speed in the center of the storm, max wind speed, it's producing tropical downpours all the way to the peninsula of florida right now, tampa bay area getting in unique regulatory dated. the temperature -- inundated. the wind speed went up. we're going to watch this closely through the evening. it has meaning big thunderstorms clouds around it. we'll see that coalesce into the center. it's going to track toward florida. looks like it wants to come around appalachicola, florida. 75-mile-per-hour winds, that's almost hurricane strength, really for all intents and purposes, it can cause damage as a hurricane, which is 74 miles per hour. the center line is always a bone of contention. don't pay attention just to that, because this area is where all the potential tracks can be. there's going to be some error
like this, because you can't pinpoint it exactly. the technology just isn't there yet and may never be there, but certainly has improved greatly over the years. so this track comes through the carolinas, no matter what, into the mid-atlantic states. now, if it stays over land, it would weaken into a tropical depression or even something called a subtropical storm. think nor'easter. a typical kind of a storm like that. and then make a move out into the water up hire. why turning this way? on this track, there's an area of high pressure that will be sitting up here that may block it from getting on in here. watch closely over the next couple days to see if this storm is going to make its way here. this is an idea of what all the compute are models are doing, the spaghetti plot. you take the computer models, run them with different parameters to get a con send; and this -- consensus and this lumps up to florida. that gives you high confidence gentlelady into florida. one already breaking off from the pack. this one breaks off from the pack, these still holding together and then, southern new england, most of them are taking
pressure. so that gives you increasing confidence that that would happen as well. none of it is set in stone. the track has shifted to the west a bit, this last computer model run, so here's what we know. it's upgraded a tropical storm through the gulf of mexico. the track uncertain, but offshore, it would still produce heavy surf, riptide, like sarah was talking about and the potential for heavy rain here in southern new england for the second part of your weekend. meanwhile this evening, it's 80 degrees outside and about 80 degrees, a couple showers that are hanging marshfield for instance. it just moved offshore, so perhaps you're ok now out in the beaches at rexham and other beaches. futurecast shows an increased risk of showers coming in late tonight, and into the morning hours as well. so we'll be tracking those tonight for you. when that goes on by, we are going to dry out thursday night, so that friday and saturday look beautiful, no matter what, with temperatures in the 70's, sunshine, even a touch of feeling of fall in the area in the mornings. sunday to monday is with we're in that zone, for the
i'll keep you posted hour-by-hour as i watch it develop. >> vanessa: kevin, we'll check in with you shortly. wheels up to cuba today for the first time in more than 50 years. a jetblue flight from fort lauderdale left for cuba for the central cuban city of santa clara, marking the beginning of regular commercial travel between the u.s. and travel after decades of isolation. security experts are questioning though whether measures would stop someone from sneaking a plane on to a bomb. -- or a bomb on to a plane rather. >> the fact that we're dealing states sponsor of terrorism list up until last year, the fact that we're welcoming them with open arms now, does raise a little bit of a concern. >> vanessa: members of congress aren't confident travel is safe either. they still have questions about vetting cuban airport workers and say international standards are far below u.s. standards. >> a local mom gives up the trial in the battle of the death of her son.
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protective services is stepping in after his son was seen in some of the pictures he sent to a woman. the lewd selfie shows his 5-year-old boy lying next to him. weiner resigned from office in 2011 after he admitted to sending lewd photographs of himself and pursuing women on twitter. his wife is a top hillary clinton aide, that announced earlier this week that she is leaving him. the woman accused -- of pointing a gun at her face is speaking out, explaining what led up to his arrest. model bailey curran claims brown threatened her with a gun after she complimented another man's necklace. brown then demanded her to sign a nondisclosure agreement, she refused before being cuffed. the sing are refused to come out of his home until officers had a warrant. brown is free on $250,000 bail. his attorney says the allegations against him are false. >> vanessa: new at 5:00 p.m., a
girlfriend by pushing her out of a many, its plane crashed near new orleans saturday during a storm. the pilot died but his girlfriend survived and was picked up by a private yacht. family members say hillard pushed his girlfriend out of the plane moments before the crash. >> he was the hero. he was the hero living, and you know, he died that way. >> vanessa: investigators say the pilot was experienced, but did not call for help. the f.a.a. is investigating, trying to figure out exactly what caused the one couple when a woman gives birth, not knowing she was pregnant. >> i just honestly just stared at her and like didn't know, like, well, that's mine. >> vanessa: how their new miracle baby is baffling doctors. >> mark: dramatic video shows the moments a woman rescues two children from a burning car at this gas station. the chain reaction crash that caused it. >> vanessa: up next, the preparations underway in florida as tropical storm hermine
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>> mark: continuing to follow the breaking news in abington, where a youck child has apparently shot himself by accident. this is plymouth county district attorney tim cruz, updating reporters right now live. >> not withstanding, it's my understanding that the e.m.t.'s, the firefighters, the doctors are working really hard to make sure that they can help this little boy as best they can and
>> can you tell us about ownership of the gun, was it a legal gun? >> my understanding, according to the chief, the gun is legally owned. it's not a legal weapon that was used. he was it inside the home or outside the home. >> it was inside the home. >> was it in a bedroom? >> like i said, i'll wait, because i don't know exactly where it's at. we're conducting additional law enforcement activities right now. we'll have a better idea exactly when, where and how when we finish that. >> were adults in the home when this happened. i'm not aware of tha >> who found the child. >> i don't have that information. >> we're live at 5:30 p.m., would you mind briefly for our audience restating in general what you know at this point. >> approximately 3:21 a.m. this afternoon, the police received a call regarding a shooting that occurred here on linwood street. as a result of that, they and also emergency apparatus responded for an incident where an 11-year-old boy appears to have been shot in the facial area. that young boy has been transported to the south shore hospital and subsequently, med-flighted to a boston hospital. we believe he's doing ok right
gunshot wound is dangerous and anything can happen. our thoughts and prayers go out to that little boy's safety. that's number one right now and also at the same time, the police, the abington police, led by the chief and the state police and the d.a.'s office doing a great job trying to find out exactly what happened. when we have that information, we'll give it out when we can. that's pretty much where we're at. >> stable condition. >> stable condition. >> chief, do you know who found the little boy? >> like i said, the d.a. said, the investigation is ongoing and we'r all of that. >> what was it like for your -- unimaginable things were happening at all. what is it like for your officers to have to come across this and have to face this, and many of them are probably bothered? i'm certainly, as you can imagine, it's very difficult call to go on. both abington fire and abington police department and anybody involved, it's certainly a tragic issue and a tragic situation, and officers will receive after-care and certainly
little boys because found on the lawn crying. can you comment on that? >> i can't comment on that. >> difficult for everybody. >> absolutely difficult for everyone and serious call and a serious situation. it's a tragic situation that they're investigating. >> two boys who are friends and something this tragic happeneddism e. that's under investigation. >> have the adults or guardians of these children at all been notified or are you in the process doing that. >> we're working with the parents, we're working with all the guardians and their parents and to my among, point, everyone has been notified. >> thank you. >> thank you all. >> mark: so what you've just been listening to is plymouth county district attorney timothy cruz, updating an 11-year-old boy, shot in the face today at home on lynnwood street in abington. >> vanessa: apparently two 11-year-olds were involved in this. ted williams outside the home near where this happened. what can you tell us. >> the reporter: the most
stable condition, despite being shot in the face. i asked if the gunshot wound was life-threatening, he says that all gunshot wounds of this caliber should be described as life-threatening, but he said, right now, the boy is stable, in a boston hospital. we are still awaiting to learn exactly what transpired in the home here on lynnwood street. we know that two 11-year-old boys somehow accessed a handgun and people who were on the scene shortly after this say that the boy, who was with the child, who was shot, was outside this home here, and just in absolute tears when authorities arrived. so we're working to get more information right now on this situation, and we'll have updates throughout the newscast. that's the latest reporting live in abington, ted daniel, fox 25 news. >> mark: all right, ted. we'll continue to monitor that situation.
revere beach, but later this weekend, that all could change. we're keeping close watch on the tropics. >> vanessa: tractor-trailer hermine set to make landfall along the florida panhandle before moving up the east coast. the tampa area getting hit with heavy rain and flooding. fox 25 storm tracker chief meteorologist kevin lemanowicz here now, and kevin, you just got new details on the storm track at the top of the hour. >> kevin: this is a storm now in the gulf of mexico, has strengthsened just a bit as of the 5:00 p.m. observation of the national hurricane center. there's the center, 45-mile-per-hour winds, certainly a tropical storm. going to strengthen as it comes toward florida, to 70 miles per hour, almost hurricane strength. that will do damage, already heavy rain there as you mentioned, vanessa. there's going to be plenty more right through georgia and into the carolinas, and then, as it weakens, in interacting with land and comes northward, still a 50-mile-per-hour nor'easter type storm off the coast of new jersey, as it slides underneath us this weekend. but that's where that l is. look at all the different areas where the track could still go,
offshore. we'll talk more about the implications of both of those tracks just ahead. >> florida governor rick scott has declared a state of emergency for 42 counties as residents await the arrival of tropical storm hermine. the navy is preparing for destructive weather in mayport, florida, crews have been anchoring down boats and ships in the harbor. past storms have blown dangerous objects around the naval base. >> everything is cleaned up. we wants to reduce that hazard to property or personnel for anything that mi destructive weather, be it tropical or nontropical moisture. >> mark: the sailors and civilians won't be taking any days off while the tropical weather pours down on florida and neither will we here. we have an entire page devoted to the storms at fox25boston.com, log on to fox25boston.com/tropics. >> vanessa: a massachusetts mother convicted of withholding her son's cancer medication changes her plea. christen labrie pleading guilty to attempted murder in court
reports, she will continue her punishment from home. >> >> the reporter: vanessa, today's change of plea ends a yearlong legal battle in which she was fighting charges in the case for a second time. kristin labrie did not want to answer our questions as she left salem superior court today. she was sentenced to time already served at a change of plea hearing. the 44-year-old spent five years behind bars after being convicted in 2011 of attempted murder, assault and battery, and reckless child endangerment in the death of her 9-year-old son in jeremy frasier was autistic and had a form of non-hodgkin'sly foe ma and she did not give had him the chemotherapy drugs because of the side effects. the court ruled that her attorney at the trial was ineffective and granted a new trial on the murder charges. she was released on bail after that hearing and today she gave up the right to the new trial. >> based on what she's learned in the last five years, while she was in state prison, i think she can have closure.
mind? i don't think so. >> this case was always about one thing an one thing only and that was jeremy and justice has been served today with the defendant admitting her guilt in what she did and didn't do in the care of her child. >> the reporter: labrie is also serving five years of probation for the reckless child endangerment charge. live in the control room, blair miller, fox 25 news. >> mark: walpole police chief says he's sorry after putting hundreds of peel at risk for identity theft by accident. we were the first to alert police to their mistake. >> deeper into how this could have happened. plus, that he was steal $2,000, meant to pay for a wrong boy's cancer -- young boy's cancer bear in mind. the other very personal item that was taken from his hospital room. >> mark: the mother accused of leaving her baby in a hot car while she went shopping at kohl's. up next, the instinct of a retired officer around quick thinking of another woman that has people calling them heroes tonight. >> vanessa: let's check out the roads now with our live
from the gas tank and you can see traffic moving along in both directions. let's go to the maps where it is slow going westbound on the pike, on from the alston brighton tolls to the newton corner an heavy again as you approach 128 in weston. live drive times for you right now. tobin bridge to 128, 26 minutes. o'neill tunnel to the split, about 23 minutes, and the weston tolls to route 1, that will cost
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pit at a worksite in west roxbury. sky fox over the scene on centre street before noon and you can see firefighters working to get the protesters out, so work could resume. the protesters are against the natural gas pipeline that's being installed in the west roxbury neighborhood. >> vanessa: california's latest wildfire is burning dozens of acres here on the cleveland national forest. this is some new video of the so-called holy fire in orange county, california. at least one firefighter has been hurt fighting this blaze. more than 125 acres of brush h structures are in any danger right now. a teacher and retired police officer rescued baby who was alone and locked in a hot car outside of the shopping center in new jersey. the two strangers saw the 4-month-old girl sitting in a car seat, her face was bright red and none of the windows were open. the retired police officer grabbed a sledge hammer and broke one of the car's windows, then brought the girl inside to cool down. police say the girl's mom left her in that hot car for about 40
that car was 124 degrees inside. the mother was raced and charged with child endangerment. >> kevin: tracking a couple of showers out there this evening that can move across, there will be more later on tonight. when you can expect those and the very latest on tropical storm hermine for labor day weekend. >> mark: close call for a mother and her children. her quick actions caught on camera that saved their lives fios is not cable. we're wired differently. so we wired the wagner's house with 100 meg internet.
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>> mark: new at 5:00 p.m., dramatic video showing the moments a gas pump falls on a station, i can fighting a blaze. a woman was pumping gas when it came crashing down and as we report, a woman and man were able to pull two children from the burning car to safety. >> the reporter: ashley and her two sons, tyson and logan, stopped by the citgo food bag if farmington for a closer look at the aftermath of an inferno. >> i saw the smoke, we had to go around this way and i saw the
pretty bad. >> the reporter: the whole thing caught on camera. in a newly released video, a car reversed right into one of the gas pumps, toppling it over, right on to a car on the other side. a woman, narrowly escaping the falling gas pump. the driver of the subaru gets out while the woman on the other side, along with a man in the front of the car, both rescued two children from the now burning car and escaped. >> i just felt something and i looked and there was just smoke pouring >> the reporter: jennifer was closing up shop at the mountain view farm stand, just a few hundred feet away. >> the person who was in the car with his son and nephew came over here, his wife pulled up and he brought the child over so she could take a pulse and he explained to me what happened. he was very shaken up, totally running on adrenaline at that point. he was in the front seat of the car, he had to grab the two kids out of the bark seat and get them out to safety.
brach. at the end, the two cars involved completely charred. three others were also damaged. >> i heard like explosions, and i was like, what was that, and one of the firemen, who was first on duty, came in today. he's a regular customer, and he said, those are the -- he's like, you heard the tires, right and i was like, that was the explosion. >> the reporter: meanwhile, neighbors are thankful things weren't worse. >> i'm glad everyone is ok though. they're really lucky. >> mark: i'll say. authorities say a attendant kept the fire from spreading. the attendant hit the emergency shutoff switch and stopped the flow of gas. >> vanessa: a rhode island family says they were robbed while they were at the hospital with their cancer stricken son. kelly smith and her husband has spent most of the past 15 months at hasbro children's hospital, because their 14-month-old son has leukemia. with their medical bills piling up, they decided to hold a fund raiser and they raised $3,000. over the weekend, they say someone stole the money and the
from them when they took the money out of my pocket. how did somebody do that? i don't understand. >> vanessa: i don't either. police are now investigating, and the boy is due for a bone marrow transplant in the coming weeks. >> mark: bruce springstein fans, there are plenty of them here, looking for a simple way to get to his concert are in luck. a special mbta train for the boss's concert. the train will depart south station before the concert and leave gillette 30 a round trip ticket will cost you $20. tickets can be purchased at south station, back bay station and north station. >> kevin: the boss in the gulf of mexico is hermine. tropical storm status this afternoon and strength edge a bit with a 5:00 p.m. update from the national hurricane center. they flew aircraft, hurricane on to aircraft into the center of the storm to find a fix and to see how strong it is.
afternoon, with the storm in the centers back out here. so, winds are 45 miles per hour. there's the location if you're tracking along with us at home, go ahead and plot it. by 1:00 a.m. in the morning, it will be farther to the north, but already taking a turn toward the northeast. it's got its eyes on florida and the big bend area, appalachicola area, but could go as far west as destin in the panhandle of florida, but also could veer farther to the east and that's what it cone shows, call this a cone of uncertainty, but what it is tracks. it can go this far to the west or this far to the east and we run all of our computer models and there are many that can be run with these systems, to try to get a consensus or do it democratically and find out where this is going to go. the center line is the consensus, but still veer left-to-right from that center line, and has so far in its history. this is going to go through the mid-atlantic states, confident of that. it wants to come through florida into georgia, into the
too especially when it comes ashore in florida. puts it at 70 miles per hour and offshore. now, if it does this, it may run into high pressure, sitting over the northeast, and gets shunted to the south a bit. previously, it was thought that that high would slide this way and push it back toward us. so there are a couple of schools of thought here with our different computer charts. it's really going to be determined what the atmosphere looks like by this weekend. where is that high going to sit, here and block it, traffic jam, or just slide out here and push it back this way. rememb around high pressure. those are the two schools of thought. either way, it would put it south of new england, and close by. how close is still going to be the question, if it's farther out in the track probabilities, we don't get much of anything, except for big waves and rip currents from this, which we're already seeing this week from gaston, 500 plus miles out to sea, but if it goes farther to the north oversee this way a little more, -- or veers this way a little more, we could be in for heavy rain. the right-hand side, the
without much of the damaging winds, so this actually may be good, except mess up your labor day weekend forecast for sure. there's where the center of it is. spaghetti plot or the computer models bunched together as they come into florida and the carolinas. it's why the confidence it would go there. one model veering offer to the left. there are dozens that are run, these are some of the main ones we look at in in the carolinas, they all want to congeal south of new england and that's why we're keeping a very close ey on this storm as it comes this way. could produce heavy rain, but there are a lot of questions to be ironed out with this storm system, before we can be certain of a forecast. you need to keep checking with us at fox 25. this is tropical depression number 8 offshore to our south and moving away and hurricane gaston, impressive, but not a threat to anyone at this point except the azores. seven-day forecast, dries us out
into sunday is when we start to see the clouds roll in and this is with we'll have the potential effects from hermine. more as new information comes in this evening on those storms. >> mark: new galaxy cluster has just been discovered and breaking records. the cluster is located about 11.1 billion light years from earth. that's a new record for distance by the way. this discovery pushes back the formation time of galaxy clusters by 700 million years. >> vanessa: a very special surprise for one utah they believed for years they were not able to have children until one trip to the hospital. calvin williams brought his wife to the emergency roof after she had several seizures. doctors performed blood tests and her levels matched up with someone who is pregnant. the couple was baffled, especially since his wife brooke was told at a young age she would not be able to have kids. the newborn baby girl proving doctors wrong. without any prenatal care, being a month early, 5 pounds 8-ounce,
>> vanessa: just an incredible story. i still don't know how she didn't realize she was pregnant, but his wife says she really didn't know know she was pregnant and never felt morning sickness or her some ago moving. >> a 10-week-old german shepherd puppy is getting prosthetics. she was born without fully formed paws. her foster parents say they plan to train hope to become a therapy several new stories for fox 25 news at 6:00 p.m., including the mistakes made by a local police chief that puts hundreds of people's personal information, including addresses and social security numbers on the inch net. also, fox 25 investigates the shuttle company involved in a deadly crash that killed a parent who was moving their child. what we've uncovered about their safety record. a devastating fire forces nearly a dozen college students out of their homes. the warning being sent to other
>> vanessa: google is getting into the ridesharing business. the company is testing a program that uses the ways app to connect drivers with other commuters who are looking to car pool. google says it will keep the fees for the program low, so drivers won't try to drivers. instead, it wants to increase the number of people who are car pooling. right now the program is only available to workers at several businesses in san francisco. >> mark: california startup is working on ways to make self-driving cars communicate with other drivers and pedestrians. the company is trying to develop ways for the cars to determine who will go first, and who will yield at a crosswalk or four-way stop. the company is called drive, it already has a license to test self-driving cars on california streets. >> vanessa: new at 5:00 p.m.,
child. cleveland clinic dr. allison bobbish says if one eye has it and the other does not, or if it appears to have a white cloudy appearance, it could mean your child may need glasses or they may have a cataract or a tumor. if you consistently notice an abnormal red reflex, have your child evaluated as quickly as possible. also new at 5:00 p.m., if you have heart problems will, a new stud suggests making the switch to a mediterranean diet. according to observational report, people with a diet, had a 37% lower risk of death than those who did not. a mediterranean diet is heavy on olive oil, fish, fruit and veggies and stays away from red meat and sugar. >> mark: clothing retailer abercrombie & fitch is overhauling its advertising campaigns again. the company abandoned its sales attitude last year when it toned down its adds. now its marketing strategy has shifted even more. the store chain is now targeting slightly older customer.
self and inner confidence." the owners of a yep store in canada are getting hundreds of replies to an interesting offer. they're promising to give two acres of land in nova scotia to anyone who works at their store for five years. the job also pays about 12 bucks an hour. two women own the store and they have 200 acres of land nearby. their goal is to attract more people to the rural community. more than 1,000 people have called or replied to the offer on facebook since it as you can see right here, area around town looks pretty nice. now hat 6:00 p.m., a trip to the airport takes a deadly turn. what caused the nasty crash that caused a parent to move their child into a college. >> elizabeth: plus, another town on alert after a man approaches a woman while she's jogging. the warning tonight from police. >> the reporter: college
what happened here, a warning for other students moving in. >> kevin: where storms are still popping up this afternoon and later on tonight, plus the latest track for tropical storm hermine is in. >> the reporter: hundreds of dates of births, addresses and social security numbers posted on line, not by hackers, but by a local police chief. coming up, why that chief says he made a big mistake. >> mark: first at 6:00 p.m., a boy in abington accidentally shot in the face. he is in stable condition at the hospital. hello every once i'm mark ockerbloom. >> vanessa: i'm vanessa welch. police updated their investigation for us within the past half-hour, so let's get right up now to ted daniel. there's still an awful lot of questions about how the 11-year-old and their friends were able to get the hands on the gun. absolutely, vanessa and mark. we are at 159 lynnwood in abington. there is yellow police tape,
and the street is blocked off on both sides of the home. inside the home is where authorities say an 11-year-old was shot just a couple of hours ago. if you were with us at 5:30 p.m., you heard the update from plymouth county d.a., tim cruz, he says two 11-year-old boys were playing with a handgun when the gun went off in an one of the boys was shot in the face. the child was taken to south shore hospital, and then by helicopter to boston. the d.a. was not able to tell us himself, or if it was his friend who accidentally pulled the trigger. >> i would characterize any gunshot wound as potentially life-threatening. not withstanding that, it's my understanding that the e.m.t.'s, the firefighters, the doctors, are working really hard to make sure that they can help this boy as best they can and we're hopeful that he'll be better. >> the reporter: one of the big questions here and i asked the