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i think this is where it hurts, that everybody's like, oh, you're awesome, you're a hero. we didn't do it. we didn't help her enough. reporter: it was a quarter to 9:00 thursday night when la kissia and her sister heard the sound of creeping -- screeching tires. >> she didn't stop. she had every hope that that little girl was going to be a miracle. reporter: the baby girl in real bad shape, unresponsive and bleeding. suffering severe head all-star game -- trauma. >> after i put my head to her moving, if could you hear anything, if her heart was beating, anything. lanaii continued c.p.r. until the little girl gasped three times for hair. reporter: mother and child rushed to the hospital. news that the baby died today hitting the twins real hard. >> when i held her, i couldn't hold her as a child that wasn't alive. i had to held her as a child,
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you hold their neck. but it's ok. because whatever god's purpose was for her and her little life, she lived that out. reporter: police say the driver stayed at the scene and also tried to help. no charges filed. the sisters believe the baby survive -- baby's surviving mom, her name has been with held, either lives in the area or has family here. maria: thank you. new at 7:00, 5 investigates has learned that a veteran boston police lieutenant who also happened to be a high ranking member of the national guard off the job right now after an internal affairs investigation. that right there is lieutenant robert dwan. he was an officer with 25 years on the job. he just retired after he was part of an internal affairs investigation, looking into a whole host of things, attend dance issues, overtime, details worked. boston police tell us dwan's retirement was in lieu of criminal prosecution and he was required to pay restitution to
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records show he earned $266,000 back in 2014. that included more than $100,000 in overtime and details. he cannot be rehired by boston police and the massachusetts national guard, they've been notified of this investigation. dwan is -- dwan is a colonel there. ed: a teen accused in an attack at umass-amherst. police are still searching for a second suspect. reporter: the teenager is now in the process of being handed over to police in amherst where he'll answer for the campus attack. the framingham teenager allegedly involved in a u man amherst assault turned himself into police early this afternoon. william mckeown is accused in the attacks that prompted a two-hour shelterer in place order on campus yesterday. police say brandishing a gun, mckeown and another suspect
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>> we have looked at the video evidence, clearly shows -- ad as well as our witness interviews, clearly shows these both suspects being led into the dorm by aumbings mass student that they knew. reporter: the targeted victim suffered a head lass ration. a warrant was issued for mckeown who turned himself into police. meanwhile, the second suspect is still at large. >> second suspect that's involved in the case, that investigation's still ongoing. no warrant for that person yet. reporter: the teenager will face several charges when he's arraigned, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as armed robbery. maria: thank you. right now an army veteran who did a tour in afghanistan has been ordered to undergo an
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pulled a gun out in a road rage incident. police saying that 25-year-old ian beagan admitted he was involved. the whole thing happened in route 9, forces cars to merge. in he's accused of making an obscene gesture and then pulling out a glock and pointing it at another person. his lawyer says beagan didn't aim it at anyone but did admit he waved that gun around. he also says he suffers from posttraumatic stress. >> he's been very good for over 2 1/2 years. and trying to deal with ptsz on his own. but -- ptsd on his own. but you can't do it alone. this incident probably arose from the fact that he'd gotten away from his treatment for a couple of months. maria: the judge sent him back to the v.a. hospital for evaluation. and for some treatment, so far, he's not been charged, could be part of this program for vets who get into trouble. the police have since taken custody of his guns. ed: the f.b.i. is doubling its reward for man who is dubbed
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they're afraid he's gaining more violence and we have more, including the one thing he's wearing to try and cover his tracks. reporter: yeah. it's unusual -- wears socks over his boots. tonight the f.b.i. doubling their reward. this man targets stand-alone banks in suburban neighborhood. always hides his face and carries a gun. the f.b.i. tonight fears his violence could worsen. the f.b.i. says this man has gone to great length to conceal his face. and takes violent strides to intimidate bank employees. >> he started to put the weapon on the table. reporter: pthe f.b.i. tonight doubling the reward as this suspected bank robber doubles down on violence. the f.b.i. calls him the incognito bandit because he hides behind a mask and a hoody.
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anything but concealed. he walks into the bank and shows this semi-automatic gun. in this video, he lays the gun down on the counter, pointing it in the direction of a teller. >> for the last two robberies he entered the bank a little more confident. he displayed the weapon immediately. he walked over to the tellers, placed the weapon on the table, banged it down on the counter. reporter: here's what he may look like as described by witnesses from an arlington robbery. the f.b.i. now doubling the reward as the suspected robber doubles down on violence. >> he's become more brazen, more violent in his actions in robbing these banks. reporter: what was $10,000 is now $20,000. that's where the reward stands for the arrest and conviction of the incognito bandit. anyone with information urged to call the f.b.i. maria: other big stories we're following right now. a georgia man accused in the 42-year-old murder of a shrewsbury woman has been found not guilty. prosecutors alleged that lonzo guthrie killed 21-year-old
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back in 1974. the murder happened a day after he delivered furniture to her home. he now is 71 years old. the case was cold until now when police linked guthrie to the crime through d.n.a. but again, he was found not guilty. convicted killer christopher berry's parole, that's been denied. he broke into virginia woodward's home back in 1987 and stabbed her eight times. he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. but the 44-year-old became eligible when the state judicial court ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. the amtrak signal problems that caused those major delays all day yesterday, guess what? they've been fixed. amtrak says the software problem cut off communication between the control center and the switches on the tracks that tell the trains exactly where to go. the incident and what happened here is all under investigation. ed: the vatican is reacting today to the comments made by pope francis about donald trump.
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that the comments about trump's religion were not a personal attack. the reverend fernando lombardi spoke to vatican radio saying that the pope believes that people should build bridges, not walls. trump frequently talks about building an actual wall between the united states and mexico. federico made it clear the pope will not step into u.s. voting issues. let's take a look at the economy at 7:00 tonight. stocks falling today as the price of oil retreated and pulled energy company shares down. but the market posted its best weekly gain of the year. the dow losing 21 today to close just under 16,400. the nasdaq up almost 17, s&p down less than a point. most active local stocks, take a look. maria: testing d.n.a. without the crime lab and the big expensive equipment. ed: the local invention on the cutting edge of changing d.n.a. analysis. reporter: and a little strip of snow that's entering western
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maria: health concerns now. new zika virus concerns tonight. the c.d.c. confirming there are two cases in the united states that are now linking the virus to a paralysis disorder. the paralysis is temporary but in some cases it can actually interfere with breathing. researchers have already identified a strong link between zika and birth defects of the brain. ed: speaking of zika, this is new, two more countries have been added to the growing list of places pregnant women are being advised to avoid because of that virus. aruba and bonaire. islands off the coast of venezuela. they've been added to the travel advisory list by the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention. that brings the total number of countries or territories on that list to 32, including puerto rico, brazil, guatemala and mexico. all on the zika travel advisory. tonight, more americans than ever are ready to defy graphicity. nasa said it received more than 18,000 applications from perspective astronauts. that number shatters the
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was set back in 1978. only eight to 14 people will be chosen to join the 2017 class. candidates will endure rigorous training on spacecraft systems, space walking, team dynamics, the russian language. new astronauts may even have the chance to travel in nasa's deep space exploration vehicle. maria: we hear about the analysis of d.n.a. and tv crime shows. it's also used -- useful as we know in fighting global outbreaks of disease. but, d.n.a. testing typically has to be done in a lab, that takes time. it's expensive. in tonight's cutting edge, we see how some local inventors are changing that. reporter: sebastian and zeke have sbn friends since they were teenagers in their native argentina. both came to boston to study biology. one to harvard, the other to m.i.t. together they invented this. the mini p.c.r. it's a d.n.a. analyzing. its beauty is in its simplistic. >> this replaces a high-end instrument that is 10 times the
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in high-end research labs. >> we want everyone that needs to do d.n.a. analysis to be able to do. it d.n.a. analysis can save lives. reporter: that became clear during the 2014 ebola outbreak. scientists and researchers needed quick, reliable d.n.a. analysis. conventional equipment broke down in the heat and unreliable power grid. many p.c.r. -- mini p.c.r. works and costs thousands less. >> you can do everything from copying d.n.a. to analyzing it and interpreting that result that you see here for under $1,000. reporter: at that price, it is quickly moving into schools. a dream of the inventors. >> it was a real frustration for me going through high school, not being able to kind of explore my passion. and we don't want that to happen to any other kid. reporter: it works by heating a sample and cooling it. this cycling produces millions of copies and when placed under a patented bluegel light, you can see the d.n.a. strands. these are the building blocks of all cells and unique to each individual. >> from a very small amount of tissue or bodily fluid, you can
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to a person. reporter: the company is profitable. and a map on the wall shows where the mini p.c.r. has been shipped. forensic companies, schools and soon, space. nasa's scheduled to send a kit to the international space station. >> we live in the genome era. everyone should have access to the tools we use to study our genomes. reporter: in addition to inventing the mini p.c.r., they often go to school to lecture and teach about d.n.a. a passion that they both have had since they were young students and they're really glad to pass it on. ed: i think the science is one thing but the cost -- bingo. and it's cheap enough now, you can put it into high schools. maria: wait five years from now and see what happens. ed: very good. maria: let's talk about harvey's map. meteorologist: they're going to be covered with some snow. but only briefly a little bit later tonight. so, i think you'll be able to handle it ok. especially when you see what follows. right now we're 34 in boston. the wind is out of the south. that's at tip-off. that is going to be turninger,
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the average temperature is around freezing. still just cold enough to support some snow. and that's what we're starting to see on radar. but for now, the air is very dry at ground level. and it's just about ready in this darker blue here to start reaching the ground out in the berkshires. that little thin area is going to move east. by the way, that pink area already shows some sleet. so you see the window of opportunity to really get snow is pretty short here. here's a wider view of what's happening. and once more, it is this back edge right here, this back band, that's the band that will be in boston in a couple of i think it will probably be able to reach the ground and might give a coating to a touch more, really not much. that's around 10:00, 11:00. offshore. there may be a second wave but by then, after midnight, we'll be getting too mild in boston to support snow. so there may be a second little brief spurt of snow from 495 north and west where the hilly terrain could pick up a little bit of accumulation. you but it's out of here by morning. clouds are breaking.
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not much snow accumulation. this is just a document of tenlts of an inch. a coating to less than an inch is what i'd expect in most areas. perhaps the northern berkshires, new hampshire could, pick up a touch more. of course anybody who gets any snow is going to melt tomorrow because look at these milder temperatures right now and some of that is headed our way. here's a look at the next seven days. an idea of how mild we're talking tomorrow. this is one computer model projection. but i'm adding a few to it. i think boston could be up around 55 degrees. sunday is pretty mild as well. on sunday night, a small disturbance is going to pass south of us. may give just a touch of mix or a little snow to the south coast or cape. but the more i'm looking at that, the more it looks like it's weak and to the south and won't be a real significant player. colder weather with sunshine on monday, then it starts to get interesting thereafter. we may have a couple of storms to deal with in the later tuesday night into thursday time period. first one could start as snow but then probably go to some
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and if there's a second one, that looks like it will track close to us, probably too close to provide snow. but there's also a possibility that in the middle of all of this, inland areas may be in a situation where they can get some sleet. so basically could be a little bit long, drawn-out storm, starting later tuesday night as snow, that end going to mix or rain, depending on location. and time. a lot to follow with that. following that, at the end of next week, it looks like a cold, dry pattern will take over for at least a while to come after that. that's your deal. but you get a mild weekend. that one pretty much guaranteed for both tomorrow and sunday. enjoy that. i'll check out the charts. update you on the middle of the week situation potentially tonight at 11:00. ed: the red sox have gone from worst to first before. reporter: of course then they went from first to worst and from worst to worst again. so, it's three last place finishes in four years.
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other year. now as pitchers and catchers come out of their holes and see their shadows in the florida sun, fans are expecting four more weeks of baseball this year. simple additions of david pri and craig kimbrel, along with projected improvement from young stars in the making, and projected improvement from old stars like hanley ramirez and pablo sandoval, all have the red sox among the favorites to win the world series this year. not just make the playoffs, but win the precious. another ring. and i'm in. the red sox are 15 games better than they were a year ago. they will head into the playoffs with a legitimate ace who has something to prove and while it's crazy to predict another duck boat rally, the red sox will be playing baseball in october. i know this to be true because the regular season ends october 2. maria: that's a trick! ed: 15-gamism pro. is significant. reporter: david price makes a difference.
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that makes buccholz, kelly, rodriguez, much more likely -- ed: you think buccholz will be pitching in august? reporter: yeah, when he doesn't pitch in may or june. maria: i like that answer. did you like that answer? ed: whatever bob says. maria: a lot of cooking competition shows for adults. ed: and plenty for kids too. new at 7:00, one young chef who faced some tough tv judges is now using her talents to cheer
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ed: a 12-year-old chef using her culinary skills to help hospice patients. maria: it's wonderful. she already has a long list of experience, including she's been on the show "chopped junior." today she went to the kitchen at kaplan family hospice house in danvers and she whipped up some sweet treats. she shared the bake goods with the families and patients there. she says one of her goals is to use her talents to help out others. she also says her dream is to go to the culinary institute in new york one day. you will make that dream happen, i know you will. ed: i wanted to reach to the plate and eat one myself.
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ed: let's flash forward to tonight. we told you about the baby who died after being hit by a car in roxbury last night. we're on the story tonight and we'll have the latest at 11:00. maria: and we investigate digging into a multibillion-dollar building boom at university of massachusetts. the other things being put off during all the work and who is footing the bill. ed: donald trump is going after apple. the g.o.p. front runner is calling on consumers to boycott the tech giant until it agrees to help the f.b.i. unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. maria: and all hover boards on the market right now declared unsafe. new safety standards just released that have manufacturers scrambling tonight. meteorologist: we've got a little bit of snow. actually showing up on radar. you would think it's heavy snow out in western massachusetts. but it's not even reaching the ground because the air is so dry, so this is going to move eastward and if we can kind of squeeze out a little bit, there might be kind of a coating of
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or 2:00 in the morning. after that, it's going to turn much milder. look at those high temperatures for tomorrow and sunday. maria: i love. it you know what i think? i think you should get a hover board for here in studio. and i think from all the way over there, and you just hover board over here. have you ever tried one? meteorologist: no. maria: you should try it. meteorologist: if you want to see me flat down on the ground, it's probably a great idea. ed: we'll get you a helmet. you'll be ok. we're boy scouts.
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>> this is chronicle on wcvb channel 5. anthony: it is a lid and let live attitude, the home of a literary legend -- >> he never went thursday. anthony: and lots of good stuff to eat and drink. my excuse needs key lime pie if you have key lime romney? anthony: shayna seymour is far from boston. making new friends. meeting the local characters. >> you have the guy who frames his cat for a living. anthony: and sailing at sea.


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