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also another hit-and-run, this time in taunton. we have the latest for the search for the driver that left a man bleeding the streets. several people without a home this morning after this building goes up in flames in lawrence. how a teenager alerted a mom and baby about the fire and got them out safely. and donald trump and mitt romney continue to discuss a potential role in trump's new cabinet. why the former massachusetts governor says he has been impressed by trump's work so far. good morning, everybody, 6:00 6:00 on this wednesday morning. it is november 30. we appreciate you being with us this morning, i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: i am sara underwood. start with breaking weather news. at least three people are dead as strong and severe storms swept across alabama overnight. at least four children are critically hurt after a 24-hour day-care center they were at was destroyed. >> gene: that same storm system is it come this way, although won't be nowhere near as severe.
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weather center where the rain will arrive and where it will fall be and be the heaviest. >> sarah: a fairly large storm system and more heat across the southeast. when that cold front pushing into that, you have severe weather that develops. we have a tornado watch in effect for parts of louisiana all the way up to tennessee. notice ahead of that, that's where those severe weather warnings and tornado warnings stop, and that's what we are expecting. just some clouds and fog this morning with temperatures in the 30 the cape and islands, but in afternoon, we will be watching for steady rain to move on in. visibility down to less than a mile to places like norwood. hour by hour temperatures in the 50s and he will be tracking the heavy rain when it arrives. the timeline. we need a check on julie with an update with the accident she is tracking. before we do that, we are following some breaking news right now in chinatown. a huge water main break flooding streets. picture from our photographer
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steward street, and it is under water. now we are hearing several other streets in that area are being impacted. we have a crew headed to the scene and keep you updated throughout the morning. and right now we want another check on the traffic mess in boston and on the expressway earlier too, julie. >> julie: of all places, gene, the expressway the least convenient. we had a crash earlier. it is still there, and that's why things are already jam-packed. a live look near freeport street. the accident happened near columbia road. as you shift in, you can see the backups stretching almost to granite avenue right now. as we shift slightly north. the other issue on washington street that is slowing things down. live drive times. 24 minutes on the pike. no issue there is but we are already up to almost 40 minutes on the expressway, and that will continue to climb if they don't get that accident cleared shortly. back to you. all right, developing news this morning. the hunt is on for the person who left a man seriously hurt
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to the hospital and police have few clues to go on about the driver responsible. our catherine parrotta live in taunton where this all happened. catherine, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, it happened in this relation area of taunton as well. you can see the scene here has cleared; however, the investigation does continue. here is what we know of this case so far. taunton police say this happened around 8:30 near the intersection near state street and lawrence street in taunton. police got a c and reportedly dragged a ways. when they arrived they found the man lying in the street with a serious leg injury and the driver was nowhere to be found. the victim taken to rhode island hospital and police are not sure of his condition. police are not identified who that victim is and given an update on his condition. they are still working to find the driver at this time and we are checking in with them. also working to get more information as we go through the morning here. live in taunton, catherine parrotta, fox25 morning news. fierce flames are forcing more than 20 people to find a
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many are just grateful to be alive thanks to one person that got them out of their homes before the fire was too intense. jessica reyes is live in lawrence with a look at how everyone made it out safely. >> reporter: cell phone video show flames tearing through this triple decker in lawrence at east lawrence and prospect street. >> i just want to cry. i don't know what to do. >> reporter: the alvarez family and several others were in their apartments ben the building went up in flames. >> overwhelmed, worried, and and another woman taken to the hospital as a precaution. >> something like a movie. something i have never seen before. >> all of a sudden i heard banging on the doors. >> reporter: she was taking a nap when someone came banging on her door. she grabbed her 5-month-old baby girl and made sure the she grabbed her 5-month-old baby girl and made sure the 5-year-old disabled son . >> we turned around and windows were shattered. >> reporter: nobody was hurt
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without a home. >> the teenager, if you were watching this or watching the news, thank you. because if it wasn't for him, we probably would not be here right now. >> reporter: the fire department is trying to figure out what caused the fire but the investigation continues this morning. in lawrence, jessica reyes, fox25 news. this morning a go fund me page for a father and dhawr lost their home in the fire. the 85-year-old man recovering from serious burns at a boston hospital. a neighbor rushed to help him after he walked out of the house with his clothes on fire. the man's daughter was treated for smoke inhalation. we posted the link at our web page at new this morning the attorney for the blackstone mom accused of murdering two infants wants to suppress the evidence found inside the home. erika murray's claims the search of her home exceeded
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the neighbor called police and officers found a 3-year-old and a 5-month-old in the home living among deplorable conditions full of trash and animal waste. police also found the bodies of three dead infants. erika murray is due back in court in december. >> the lynn robbery suspect shot and killed by police has been identified. 41-year-old michael mcguiness of malden robbed a gas station early yesterday morning and he claimed he had a gun. police found him and he of the pocket and he kept walking closer. an officer shot him and mcguiness died at the hospital. among his many robbery arrests this one that we reported on back in 2010 at a 7-eleven in malden, the video gained so much attention because the 75-year-old woman is seen using a price gun to hit mcguiness while he was behind the counter. this morning we are waiting to learn the identity
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an electrical bicycle in metheun when he went into the road on the ramp from route 95 to 110 when a flat-bed truck hit and killed him. the driver didn't realize at first that he hit the man but he did stop to cooperate with the investigation. and he told police he did it, the suspect in the hit-and-run crash is being held on $10,000 bail after turning himself in, milton co ncalves admitted he was driving down the street when he his lawyer said he panicked and surrendered two days later because he wanted to do the right thing. >> he stated he had no way to stop and tried to brake but hit the person. he stated it happened very fast and he struck the person and proceeded to panic and drove home. >> gene: he is due in court on december 29. another scare for the people in gatlinburg, tennessee. a brief tornado warning in the town where people are evacuating.
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for the fires, officials say three people have died and several more are missing from the state's largest wildfire in a century. gutted buildings and smoking piles of debris is all that is left in some areas of gatlinburg. dry conditions and hurricane-force winds have spread the fire from the great smokey mountains national park. more than 150 businesses and homes were burned to the ground in the resort town on monday including the mayor's >> personally i lost my house and things can be rebuilt. our downtown is intact which is really great for our economy and for the future of gatlinburg. >> sara: authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. the national park service said it was likely human caused. 6:08. investigators believe the student who attacked 11 people at the ohio state university was inspired by messages posted by isis, but despite claims by the terror organization, they don't think
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with the group. meanwhile, the fbi is now looking through the cell phone and computer that belongs to abdul razak artan. investigators say the 18-year-old wasn't on their radar but he did post a message to facebook before the attack saying if you want us muslims to stop carrying out in lone wolf attacks, then make peace. he was shot and killed by a police officer after he rammed his car into a group of people on the sidewalk and started stabbing them with a butcher knife. despite new relations with sending a formal delegation to fidel castro's funeral, the u.s. will accepted a pair of white house aides to the funeral. the white house said american relations with cuba are still complicated. cuba is still in mourning following the death on friday. the funeral is scheduled for sunday. happening today, governor charlie baker will be in washington d.c. to discuss transportation and military issues. he is meeting with the army's chief of staff at the pentagon to talk about the progress of
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president of amtrak to discuss its partnership with the commonwealth. later today, governor baker will be honored by governing magazine and given the public official of the year award. we track traffic and weather every ten minutes. an accident on the expressway northbound near savin hill overpass and that means seven-mile stretch from the braintree split to columbia road should take ten minutes if there is traffic, up to almost an hour. your average speeds 9 miles per hour right now. >> sarah: fog slowing people down and dense fog through new hampshire, vermont and connecticut river valley. be aware of that. the chance of showers low this morning, but it increases bying evening commute and overnight the latest timeline in just a few minutes. now at 6:10. one man did not need a complex plan to paul of big heist. how he was able to steal $1.5 million of gold in just seconds. donald trump is starting to make good on a campaign promise before he even takes
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jobs from leaving the country. staying on top of breaking news in boston. a big water main break causing
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back at 6:14. president-elect donald trump makes good on one of his campaign promises. struck a deal company to keep jobs in the united states. >> reporter: connecticut-based carrier tweeted last night it will keep nearly 1,000 jobs in indiana. the air conditioning manufacturer had been planning to move its factories to mexico and trump campaigned on the promise he will keep those jobs in the united states or punish the company if it refused. the company's decision to stay is perhaps the first major victory since mr. trump was elected president. the news isn't also good for carrier employees. the company has its west side
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layoffs in the coming weeks and months. president-elect trump and his vice president will be in indiana tomorrow for the official announcement. trump meant again with former massachusetts governor mitt romney in new york. you see them having dinner here. romney is being considered for secretary of state. the pair were spotted eating dinner at a restaurant in trump tower. afterwards, romney said they talked about the affairs throughout the world, and that he was impressed so far with the president-elect. >> i have to tell you i have seen in the transition efforts. the people he has selected as members of this cabinet are solid, effective, capable people. >> daniel: the secretary of state post is not necessarily a done deal for romney. mr. trump also met yesterday with senator bob corker, former new york mayor rudy giuliani expressed have in that post. the president-elect has not laid out a timeline when he will pick a secretary of state. now he is planning to make a, quote, victory tour to swing
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states that starts tomorrow.ohio. in the newsroom, daniel miller, fox25. filling out the rest of his cabinet, sources close to the process say they will nominate former goldman sachs you banker steve nuchin. he served as the finance chair and has no government experience and deep ties to wall street have produced concerns. 'lane transportation secretary. served as secretary of labor under george w. bush and married to senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. will vote on leadership in the house. before the vote another massachusetts representative has come out against nancy pelosi. jeff moulton announced he is blocking ohio rep tim ryan. ryan has been political of pelosi's leadership since the election.
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position. she has led the democrats in the house for the past 13 years. good morning, everyone. 6:16. and take a look at the heavy, steady volume we are seeing on the expressway. this is freeport street in the northbound lanes. because of an accident that happened right before columbia road and take a little closer look at the map. things backed up to furnacebrook parkway. we don't see this kind of volume typically until closer to 7 a.m. so things really getting off to a slow start on t i would avoid it if you can. use some of the side roads. also new accident on route 1 southbound at lynn street in revere. live drive times. 17 minutes on route 1. just almost an hour in the expressway from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. the seven-mile stretch. very slow going. 33 minutes from 495 to the leverett connector. meteorologist sarah wroblewski in for shiri spear today. and sarah, low visibility out there. >> sarah: packing your
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fog and we had rain yesterday and a good slug of it from a half an inch to almost two inches. thank you so much for all of your reports and guess what, folks, getting ready for round two headed our way later on today overnight. here is the rain down stretching from the ohio valley down from the gulf gulf coastal states. actually a tornado watch in effect ahead of this line from louisiana to tennessee as well as georgia, but no severe weather expected in our area. you may hear a rumble of thunder overnight tonight, morning is the fog. the low visibility out there. dense fog from the accounts account river valley through much of central parts of new england, even manchester airport has weather warnings for the potential of a quarter-mile visibility as we head on through the morning hours. we should start to see the fog lift by 9, 10:00. a few breaks in the cloud cover. temperatures range from the 30s to the north and west to the 50s down across the south and places like norwood, 45. that's where we have very
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we will see the clouds break apart and then thicken back up as the rain moves in this afternoon and evening. look at those temperatures, well above the average. typically upper 40s. highs today upper 40s to lower 50s as we are going to be dealing with that steady rain. really moving nonby the evening commute and hanging with us overnight tonight as temperatures stay on the mild side. tomorrow morning, starting off with wet conditions, but by midday, we are going to start to see the clouds breaking apart and the mild conditions hang w cloudy and foggy. take look at your futurecast. this is what it looks like by your lunch hour. doesn't look like much. may see a passing shower or sprinkle, but i think things really start going as you head into the afternoon and evening at least for eastern parts of the state. where you see this area of yellow and orange is indicating we could be dealing with heavier downpours at times. otherwise it will be a steady rain through the evening and overnight, but 5:00, you are still dealing with steadier downpours, and then that area
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the morning with our latest futurecast. a few clouds lingering for your thursday and overall no not looking too bad. as for the amount of rain, another half an inch to an inch and a half is possible. that is good news as we do have still extreme drought conditions especially for northern parts of 9 state and boston is 11 inches below normal right now for rainfall. so any rain is much needed. as this system moves on out of here, it will dry out for the weekend looking pretty okay. temperatures will cool down into the mid-40s. looking great for our coats for kids drive at jordan's furniture in natick. temperatures will be near 40 degrees. we will be watching for yet another system by early next week. over to you. all right, a child with special needs is found alone wandering a busy street. coming up, why the child's mother says she was never told what happened. and a 4-year-old is dead after a head-on crash in a stolen car. next, why police say the boy's
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following a high-speed chase in connecticut. jyrus little was in the front seat of a car with his father brandon little. at the time of the crash, court documents say the pair was with three other children and the 18-year-old driver. they allegedly hit speeds of up to 15 miles per hour before crashing head on into another car. >> i just want to know why. why didn't tyler stop. why! that's a baby that's a baby. >> gene: police had called off of the chase just before the crash calling the pursuit "too dangerous." at least three people have died and 17 others are sick after eating a free thanksgiving meal. health officials say all 20 people ate at the golden hills church in california. investigators say food rejected by the church but still given to people waiting in line could be to blame. the church says it is fully cooperating with officials.
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victims have not been released. new york police are looking for a man they say stole a pot of gold. check out this surveillance footage. the man in the black vest seems to notice the unattended armored truck and walks over and takes a five-gallon bucket out of the back and runs down the street. police say that bucket was filled with 86 pounds of gold flakes worth about $176 million. took the bruins a while to get going in philadelphia. they came from behind to tie the game. went into where philly prevailed. tuukka rask wasn't really challenged last night and bruins down 2-0 to the flyers. the bs strike twice in a 90-second you span. david krejci's one timer cuts the lead in half. tory krug. brad marchand on side of the net to gobble up. the game tied at 2-2. and a shootout. a long one tuukka rask up to the task.
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and it works up and over tuuk a glove and into the net. flyers win it in a shootout 3-2 over the bruins. post season hardware for the red sox and pitcher rick porcello. named the american league comeback player of the year that goes along with the cy young award he won a cup of weeks ago. his selection a little bit odd comeback from a bad season, not an injury which is usually the year. a group of 20 co-workers are celebrating after finding out they won the $420 million powerball jackpot. the winners worked at a factory in tennessee and decided to pool their money to buy tickets for saturday's drawing. the group chose to take a lump sum of $254.7 million. that is $12.5 million each. they say they plan to use the money to help as many people in their families and communities as they possibly
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hopefully take a nice vacation. >> sarah: good for them. that is awesome. for us, we are getting rain that will come during the evening commute which will make it a little slower out there. this morning fog and mostly cloudy. temperatures above average. i will time out that rain and when it exits coming up. taking a move to protect everyone to lives in salem and go against the federal government. coming up, how the city of salem is taking a stand
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car and the driver takes off. the search this morning for the person behind the wheel. a local fire chief accused of violating the public's trust and taxpayer money. what items he is accused of using that taxpayer money on. >> sara: gronk is on the mend so he couldn't make to a charity event close to his heart. how a teammate came to f the void. today is the 30th. >> sara: i can't believe it. came here so fast. christmas is around the corner. a damp, dry start of the day, don't put the umbrellas away just yet. sarah wroblewski tracking when the next batch of rain moves in. >> at least we need it. much-needed rain. this morning, we have some clouds and fog. temperatures big difference. 30s north and west.
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we are looking at visibility down to under a mile for falmouth to chatham and nantucket right now. norwood and down to a quarter of a mile. manchester, new hampshire and through the connecticut river valley some thick, dense fog. be aware if you were travelling this morning. temperatures staying on the mild side. we may see a few breaks in the cloud cover. i love it as we get back into the afternoon, they thicken back up and the rain moves in. my hour-by-hour timeline coming up in a few minutes. back to you. we are followi b video that we are getting from the scene. a water main break is broken flooding several streets in the area. it is like a riff there. this is what it looks like washington street at the intersection of steward street. police are directing people around that mess. and julie grauert is watching the expressway julie started
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continuing. drive times over an hour on the expressway. just too much to handle. this is from an accident on several cars right before. and backing things up significantly. bumper-to-bumper all the way back to furnace brook parkway. we shift slightly north. an accident westbound on storrow drive and an issue on route 1 southbound at lynn street in revere. live drive times. thank goodness gained a little bit of t the expressway. 105 minutes. the last time i checked in 80 minutes. making improvements there; however, i would leave early and take the back roads to avoid the expressway until i give you the all clear. back to you. this morning, taunton police are searching for a driver they say hit someone on state street and didn't stop to help. when police arrived at the scene around 8:30 last night. they found the man laying in the road and his leg was seriously hurt.
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island hospital. we are working to get more information from police on that car involved. 6:33. a meeting is planned to talk about the future of this local fire chief. the 20-year veteran is under fire for using town money to buy women's clothing. the chief went to great lengths to cover this up. >> reporter: even using some office supplies in some creative ways according to the allegations. that's right this dighton chief is not only accused of using taxpayers money to buy women's clothing against the rules for that policy but also accused of trying to cover it up. >> reporter: dighton fire chief for the past 11 years, anton roderick is now accused of violating the public's trust by purchasing women's clothes with taxpayer money. the chair of the dighton board of selectmen say a recent private audit of the fire department raised red flags.
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according to south coast today, investigators claim that roderick submitted invoices for women's clothing. on one invoice for a new coat, they claim he used the word wit-out on the word "women's" and wrote the word "men." he said he bought the women's clothes because it fit him better after his significant weight loss. he was arrested on charge of presenting a fraudulent claim to an employer, police. so what is happening today? well, the board of selectmen chair say a meeting -- a public meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. behind me here at the town hall and that chair does hope that roderick's employment status is resolved before the meeting starts. live in dighton, michael henrich, fox25 news. a new hampshire day care has been shut down after a 3-year-old boy was found wandering alone on a busy street. the toddler walked away from
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lee last month. a driver eventually stopped after seeing the child walk near a busy highway on ramp. the boy's mom who did not want to go on camera said her son has down syndrome and can't communicate easily. she sheaves the day care voluntarily closed after the incident and she was never told about what happened. location we talk to say that stretch of road is treacherous. >> it is 40 miles per hour and they exceed 60 >> sara: right now unclear what action will be taken against the day care, but she could lose her license permanently. a controversial plan to bring commuter rail to gillette stadium has new life. a proposal to add four round-trip commuter line trains to gillette under a pilot program. it would run along a line of track used currently for fright train. there could be opposition from those who live close to the
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stations, if you don't have the trains running on time and reliable so the people can count on, they won't ride them because they have to get to work and they have to get home. >> gene: the will have plans it walpole residents. they have pledged to pay $200,000 for operating the train. the station parking lot will be near gillette stadium and patriots place parking lot. they won't go through with the plan unless it is approved by the town wajts to fly drones over his town to keep an eye on crime. he put forth the proposal. he said that the drones would be another stool that the police department will use to fight crime. the department has a pair of drones it uses for search and rescue operation. the aclu says that using the technology to spy on people would be violation of privacy. a member of the patriots pitched in to help one of
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rob gronkowski's chest injury kept him from the champions for children event in seaport. he is battling a bad back. a few other players joined tv legend jay leno instead raising money for children's hospital. gronk was texting them to check in to see how it was going. there are broken windows throughout the building, mold growing in the ceiling and numerous plumbing issues, but this isn't even an abandoned building but a local police station. coming up, why officers say people don't appreciate the work they do. following the link, there
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6:41. breaking traffic news on the expressway. >> sara: drive times from julie. pretty bad. >> julie: an hour since this hill. these backups still with us toward furnacebrook parkway. our drive time on the expressway an hour and ten minutes. keep in mind a seven-mile stretch of road. early in the morning without traffic, takes 10 minutes, 12 minutes. not today. avoid the expressway until i can get you the all clear. we are also dealing with fog out here, and in that live picture of the expressway. it was you have to make out that skyline.
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the connecticut river valley and southern vermont and new hampshire, that dense fog advisory that goes until 9 a.m. when we should start to see improvements. otherwise be aware patchy fog through the morning and temperatures ranging from the 30s north and west. 50s down across the cape. by this evening heavy, steady rain moves back in and we will talk about another soaking rain overnight tonight. the latest timeline hour by hour of when that rain arrives and clears coming up in 20 minutes. the city of salem says it will when it comes to undocumented worker. the city council has a ordinance of peace that make their taxpayers are not used to enforce immigration laws. if approved, salem will join other sanctuary cities like somerville, boston. breibart has claimed its first loss of sponsor. kellogg will not be
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naming all breibart advertisers after complaints that the racist is sexist, racist and antisemitic. trump is trading the popular slogan. he is no longer sporting a favorite trucker cap with the slogan "make america great again." he swapped it out with another trucker hat. usa and the number 45 on the side. trump will be the 45th president of the united states when he is sworn into office in january. 6:43 this morning researchers are turning to an unusual source to help soldiers dealing with ptsd. coming up at 7:00, the party drug being used to help out our nation's veterans.
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and now at 6:45. a live look at the city of boston. i actually see some christmas tree lights there. it looks pretty. very overcast. temps right now not too bad. 43 in gloucester. 47 in worcester. and 47 in norwood. you are waking up to those clouds. fog out there and more rain is on the way too. sarah is in for shiri and timeline when to expect five minutes. breaking right now on the expressway. a multicar crash on the northbound side near savin hill has brought traffic to a crawl right now. julie grauert monitoring the backup. she will have the modified drive time when we check traffic and weather together. but a very long line on the expressway. an alternate route is suggested this morning. we are updating breaking news in chinatown. a water main has broken flooding several streets. and a big mess with the
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stewart street. police diverting people around this area. jessica reyes is headed to the scene and will have her live report coming up in the o'clock hour. police in taunton are searching for a driver they say hit someone and took off. the victim was found lying in the middle of state street around 8:30 with a serious leg injury. catherine parrotta just on the scene and speak to a person who lives on that street. we will hear from him in 15 minutes. donald trump claiming victory after air conditioning manufacturer carrier says they will keep 1,000 jobs in president-elect campaigned he would do everything he could to keep jobs in the united states and punish companies that leave the country. mr. trump will be in indiana tomorrow for the official announcement. sara, over to you. sara underwood are, >> sarah: plumbing issues and administers are fed up. police officers are saying enough is enough. >> daniel: imagine having to work in conditions like this.
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medford police department to see it first hand. female officers telling us they didn't have a place to shower. pedestrian police chief said his building is moldy and missing ceiling tiles. even run-down holding cells are being used as storage and broken windows you see here are propped open with bug spray and paper towels. we spoke with the mayor of medford who holds the job for 11 months and shares the officers' concerns and ear marked 20 million in the draft here is reaction from the officer. >> i was not impressed with the facility when i first started here,ly because it is very small. it is not kept up very well. and it is just deteriorated. >> daniel: medford's police chief tells fox25 that some things can't be could have had with paint and polish. they have heard the promises before and always had the hope that something could happen. we will continue to keep you posted on the department's
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in the newsroom, daniel miller, fox25 news. the numbers are in. this year's cyber monday was officially the largest online shopping day in u.s. history. monday's sales topped out at around $3745 billion. that a 12% increase from last year. and slightly more than the amount of money consumers used in black friday. now open for business in boston. mayor the ribbon. only instead of a ribbon, he caught fresh piece of pasta. crowds were lined up outside the italian marketplace for hours. eataly features restaurants, eateries, cafe, bars and a store. if spreads across three floors of the prudential center. thieves stealing packages from doorsteps a big problem but one las vegas homeowner that found an unique way to
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packages filled with his dog's poop. he captured two men walking away with the unpleasant surprise on the security camera. thieves got away with the reprocessed dog chow gave neighbors a reason to smile. >> they wouldn't enjoy it as much as we enjoyed doing it, you know. [ laughter ] >> gene: kind of a cynical laugh there. like that. snow's neighbors say they hope the package will help thieves think twice of coming back to >> sara: thing is brilliant. what a great idea. >> gene: it is. i would have loved to see surveillance video of them opening the package. >> sarah: you want to see what their expression was. probably pooped by it. just saying. weather looking pretty okay. and dry and we have rain headed our way. a look at our rainfall tracker. in boston picked up under a half an inch that helped us support this month. well below the average. we have been talking about
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that's why we are in an extreme severe drought in some places. worcester picked up under an inch and another round of heavy, steady rain headed our way later on this evening and through the overnight hours, but this morning, it is going to be the fog to slow you on down. it will reduce visibilities in some spots. dealing with moderate weather concerns. and other spots are looking okay. the rain will be a problem toward the evening commute and overnight. we may see a few rumbles of thunder of a potential of a few thunderstorms out there. rainfall forecast, we do have the potential of picking up yet another inch to inch and a half in some spots by tomorrow morning. and you can just see the moisture out to the west. the cold front pushing on through the tennessee valley. there are tornadoes watches in effect from louisiana to tennessee as well as parts of georgia, but in our area, no severe weather is expected we do have the clouds around.
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throughout morning and visibility slowing undown in places like norwood and cape and island down to a less of a mile into the connecticut river valley where we have that dense advisory. the city of boston 44 right now. the dew point 43. that's why you get the low clouds, but visibility okay. just that we are going to have to watch for the rain to slow you down as you head toward the evening. noticing our hour-by-hour forecast, temperatures staying the upper 40s to low 50s. the arrive later this afternoon. steady as we head on through the evening. future cast taking you through the morning looking okay now and by your lunch hour, starting to see the spotty showers and heavier overnight through tomorrow morning and then, of course, we will be watching the rain exit by thursday morning. by 9, 10:00 may see a few breaks. the seven-day forecast do feature cooler and drier weather as we head into the weekend and tracking in another system by monday. julie, over to you.
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savin hill on the expressway northbound. check out these live pictures at freeport street. you can see cars moving again within the last few minutes. mass d.o.t. tweeted out that the accident has, in fact, cleared. we are making progress there. the drive times are lingering and still over an hour as you head from -- from furnacebrook parkway to columbia road. north of the pike waiting for this accident to clear route 1 southbound at lynn street in very rear. 40 to the tobin. and we are gaining minutes back on the expressway. so finally some relief in sight. 46 minutes on 93 south from andover to the leverett connector. back to you. tonight, thousands of people are expected to come together to remember the dozens of lives lost in the plane crash in colombia. 71 people died, most members of the soccer team in brazil. there will be a ceremony at
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black boxes and will see what caused the reported electrical problems just before the crash. the husband of a california woman found on the side of the road after she was missing for three weeks is releasing new details of how she was found. keith papini told abc news that his wife shiri weighed 87 and covered in bruises, burns and rashes. her hair had been chopped off an thrown from a car. she was chained up and had a bag information was meant to be kept confidential. >> there are some unique information in there that -- that was put in his press release today that we are hoping to kind of keep -- again, a tight rein on as far as what -- what we were going to release to the public. >> reporter: police say they have interviewed shiri papinni. they are still searching for suspects. a local marine veteran
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her home and walked off the job leaving her unable to pay for the repairs. this is a story we first brought you earlier this month, and this morning complete strangers from her community are now coming forward to help that vet fix her home. >> it is really awesome. >> reporter: is a good way to describe a situation like this one at newbury prt city hall tuesday night where a group of people who don't know each other or the person in need come together to help. >> i can do pretty much everything, roofing everything, roofing, sheetrock, insulation. >> i can help with fund raising and getting the word out in the community. >> reporter: this is the woman they are helping. a marine corps veteran who served two tours of duty in iraq. fox25 met her earlier after the contractor she hired to expand the upstairs of her newly purchased home. >> this was going to be the sitting room art room. >> reporter: walked off the job after being accused of not falling permit plans.
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her home damaged during a rain storm last month. after our story aired, newburyport veteran done jarvis was poised to act and he posted it on the newburyport common facebook page. >> the reaction took over. >> reporter: he couldn't handle the response alone so is he enlisted chris ayotte. >> reporter: together they organized this public meeting. >> let people know where we are, how far we have come, >> get a severance who is willing to help. what their skill sets are and how we can utilize this to make them successful. >> a hands-on kind of guy. >> reporter: you want your hands on this project. >> yes, i want to help. >> this is the service community of greater newburyport responding to one of their own in need. and it is not leaving somebody behind. it's important. >> gene: really remarkable that community coming
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and roads like rivers and crews try to contain the damage. >> sara: mother says a stranger saved her family from roaring fire and not for everyone. >> if it wouldn't be for them we wouldn't be here right now. >> sara: teenager that put his life on the line to save lives. >> gene: mitt romney had praise about senator-elect and what he said about the second meeting last night. only news at 7:00, fox25 morning news. >> gene: thank you for spending time with us, i'm gene lavanchy. >> sara: last day of the month and waking up the clouds and fog before heavier rain moves in later today and let's check in with meteorologist sarah


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