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. breaking news now at 4:00, hospital. police remain on the scene overnight. right now fox25 working to find out how the 3-year-old was hurt. plus more than a dozen moving caring car and even houses damaged. fox25. >> i think it is crazy. town. quiet. >> daniel: where the vehicles were when they were truck and why it is making it harder for police to solve the case. time to caucus in iowa. fox25 has a team on the ground push for support. >>announcer: complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. good morning, it is 4:00 on
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hope you had a wonderful weekend. i am daniel miller. >> julie: good morning, i am julie grauert. february 1 into a new month and warmer-than-usual weather. meteorologist shiri spear joins us at the stormtracker weather center. shiri, 60s, that true? >> shiri: possibly 60 degrees in a couple of spots this morning. the way we are starting 40s on the map. boston at 45 degrees. 42 in worcester. 47 in plymouth. 34 in nashua, so cooler spots in particular into southern new hampshire, but these temperatures so far above average. broken cloud cover this morning so by 6:00, we have got temperatures still kind of hovering in the lower 40s here. the brightest time of your day will be the morning hours. once we hit the afternoon, clouds are on the increase at noontime today. temperature-wise, how about middle 50s by lunchtime. upper 50s if not 60 this afternoon. but along with the thicker clouds along southeastern mass, we have the risk for a couple
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i want to you dress for the 30s and 40s now, but 54 to 60 degrees this afternoon with those increasing clouds, that risk for a spot shower today. much heavier midweek and those stats in just a few. julie back over to you for a early check on the roads. >> julie: nice and quiet on those roads. 93 south moving along just pine pine. pike moving along through the weston and brighto n area. nine minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike, 23 minutes from 495 to the leverett connector. 4:02 right now. we are following some breaking news morning. an investigation sunday way right now into a crash that injured at least one person in dorchester. this happened just before 2:00 this morning on mass avenue in boston street. it is a busy intersection. initial reports say a person hit and trapped under a vehicle hit and trapped under a
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this view see here was involved in the crash. the victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. state police are in charge of this investigation this morning. we are on the scene gathering details land have a live report coming up at 4:30. also breaking this morning, there is ongoing investigation in rocks burr boundary a 3-year-old has been rushed to the hospital. boston police tell fox25 the child was taken from a home on alpine street. the injuries were described us to last night as traumatic. our photographer was there as investigators collected evidence from the house. the child was taken to boston med cat center. right now no word on the child's condition. a facebook post is sparking anger and investigation. the post was allegedly made by a weymouth fire fighter and talks about the life-saving overdose drug narcan. as fox25 reported, area police and fire departments are beefing up supplies of narcan to save lives.
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the worst drug ever to be created. they use and then in the hospital and out in hours. you use, you should lose. hundreds of people have shared screen shot of the post online. we are not releasing the fire fighter's name until we verify that he wrote it. the mayor said he is aware of the post and the town will investigate. 4:04. today, primary season official today, primary season officially kicks off with the eye caucuses, although we have unseasonably warm weather here, a blizzard could impact voters in iowa tonight. fox25's blair miller is in des moines where candidates are making one final push for support. >> reporter: after months and months of trying to find out who has the negligent this presidential race, tonight, we should finally know when the caucuses begin, and the candidates aren't holding back either. most of them once again are spread out across the state campaigning with different rallies and town hall meetings. chris christie is getting started first at 7:30 and the
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the caucuses start at 7:00 tonight local time, that is 8:00 in boston. party officials think they will start to have some results within two hours of everything starting tonight. volunteers with the campaigns are also making last-minute calls to residents here urging them to show up at their can you cuss precincts and be part of the process, but there is a big wild card to all of this. there is a storm approaching this way, a big winter storm. there is always a blizzard watch for this area. i have been talking with our meteorologists back in boston, and they believe the timing of the storm will move in after the caucuses start tonight. party officials are really banking on that. they are worried that if the storm moves at all and speeds up, it could impact the voter turnout. 120,000 people showed up at the caucuses four years ago. the governor here are expecting 150,000 people to show up tonight. that will be a record if it happens, but all eyes on the weather. if the snow moves in early, that certainly could impact
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on the campaign trail in iowa, blair miller, fox25 news. one week out from the new hampshire primary and some candidates are looking ahead to get voter support there. john kasich is skipping iowa to make rounds in the granite state. he has three town halls planned for today. the first one at 9:30 in rochester. chris christie is hot on i his heels. two events in hopkinton at 4:30 two events in hopkinton at the democrat also arrive. hillary clinton will spend tuesday at a pair offing events events. bernie sanders will attend a pair of voting rallies in keene and clermont. fox25 is your source for all election coverage. blair miller has reports from iowa through tonight leading up to next week's primary. live reports from new hampshire every morning and night anchor every morning and night anchoring from our election studio in manchester. each night at 7:00, don't miss political reporter sharman sacchetti with in-depth reports on candidates and expert analysis. join us on primary night straight through 11:30.
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results from candidates' headquarters and we will stream it all live on and on the fox25 news app. happening today, the world health organization is holding an emergency meeting to find ways to battle the zika virus. the virus has been linked to birth defects and spreading explosively throughout americas explosively throughout americas. the who could classify the zika outbreak as a public health emergency which health officials say is similar to an amber alert for public health. the agency only declared three times, the swine flu, ebola, and resurgence of polio in 2014 as well. a drug filled with drugs and filth over the weekend. two women will have to answer to a judge. worcester police found 100 oxycondone, two bags of marijuana and more than $3,000 in cash in the king street apartment. most of the home was covered in animal feces. two young children were removed from the home. police arrested the mother of
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montalbo and her partner natasha riley murphy. both charged with drug trafficking. the mother's grandmother said it is all misunderstanding and children back. the house. the house wasn't that dirty. they took everything and threw it everywhere. they trashed the kids' clothes, everything. >> daniel: the children are in state custody. we will let you know what happens when the women are in court on the fox25 news at 5 and 6. someone sin tension alley damaging cars across an entire town by throwing heavy car parts on them. fox25 is the only tv station to get these photos. show part of the damage to 15 cars. investigators say it is hard to track because happening to cars and homes all over town. some of the cars were parked. others driving through route 15 others driving through route 15. the parts are small but damage is serious. >> a few unpounds and they can do some damage and cause an
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involved in the accident. >> when we were kids, sparkplug >> when we were kids, sparkplugs, you throw that and it smashes the glass. >> so far no one has been seriously hurt. townsend police don't have any leads. police are looking into car vandalism in new hampshire. take a look at these pictures. ports mouth police say someone broke into these cars and set them on fire. it happened saturday. one car was damaged beyond repair. witnesses to a car crash helped police bust an alleged drunk driver. the cape cod times reports joseph kronin ran a stop sign at strawberry hill road and pine street in centerville saturday night. he then hit a passing car causing it a roll over. neighbors who saw the crash followed kronin when he pulled away and pulled into a driveway of a nearby home. he will be in court. the woman driving the car that kronin hit was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. 4:09. boston mayor marty walsh is praising the teamwork that led
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the arrests in operation mean street as they were happening on friday morgue. that operation led to the indictment of 56 members of the ms 13 gang on murder, weapons and drug charges. fbi said the group was recruiting middle and high school aged students. >> it protects a lot of teenagers and young people in the neighborhood by getting some of these gang members off the street and gives neighborhoods -- neighbors a feeling of peace and calm. >> julie: many of the gang members arrest ready from south america. this morning, fire officials are reminding people it is a bad time to be out on the ice. a man was found dead in mill pond in mansfield. officials believe he fell through the ice some time over the weekend. experts say it is incredibly difficult to determine if the ice is thick enough to walk on. >> it could have some kind of a current underneath. one area may be five inches thick, something two feet away two inches thick. underneath. really no way of knowing. >> daniel: in order for a body
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to be long periods of cold and this winter haven't been cold enough. two separate tragedy two separate tragedies at two university of massachusetts campuses. two students were found dead. a umass lowell student found dead in a bathroom at an academic building. a friend said the man was in a graduate program of engineering and a hard worker. he tells us his friend died of a drug overdose. >> i was just in shock about it. it was completely preventable thing. so we are all feeling pretty bad about it. >> julie: the students name has not been released and his death is not suspicious. on fray 20-year-old student died from an overdose at umass dartmouth. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. a look at those live drive times. 14 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. shiri? >> shiri: right now if you were getting ready to leave the house, it is warm out there. temperatures mostly starting off in the 40s. let's go with 44 degrees right now. 43 at 5 a.m. 6 a.m., 42
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wait until you see today's warm wait until you see today's warm-up and where we are near 60 degrees next. julie 60s, wow. hard work takes a dangerous turn when a man is trapped for hours beneath a fallen tree. some people are calling the act that saved that saved his life divine intervention. one of the top story, two college students arrested i did everything i could to make her party perfect. almost everything. you know, 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by an expensive septic disaster. but for only $7 a month, rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use
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facing charges in the kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old girl. virginia tech students natalie marie keeper and david eisenhower have been arrested. iceen hower is charged with abducting and killing nicole lovell. keeper helped get rid of the body. they found her body 100 miles from her home. police think she was lured away from her home using a internet dating web site. the news of the girl's death came with a candlelight vigil. >> i didn't think that would happen to her because she was always the cutest little thing, you know. >> it was really just a sickening feeling knowing that she wouldn't be coming back. >> julie: investigators are clues in the case. both students are being held without bail. comedian bill cosby is trying to get his sexual assault charges dismissed. cosby's lawyers are ask a judge to throw out the indecent
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cosby claims that the relation cosby claims that the relationship with constance was romantic from the start. cosby said that she was cosby said that he was a mentor and friend. the girlfriend of boston mobster whitey bulger mobster whitey bolster is expected to be charge this week expected to be charge this week. she is serving a eight-year sentence for hiding bulger during the 16 years on the lam. bulger is serving a life sentence for multiple times including murder. agreeing's change of plea hearing is set for wednesday. happening today, a local mall is calling it fits. the meadowglen mall in medford is closing today. the marshal's and kohl's will remain standing but the 40 other stores closed. most have been empty for years. wegman signed a lease at the mall and renovation also start soon, but no word when the
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just about 4:17 this morning. good morning, everyone. taking a look at your map right now, we do have an accident, it is right off of the expressway near the center of boston. so it is not going to impact our drive times on the expressway right now. overall volume is light too. so if there is an accident, usually you can get by without too much issue. as you can see, nice and light volume on the pike through brighton. live drive times. 23 minutes on the pike from 495 12 minutes from the weston tolls to the ted williams tunnel. nine minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the meteorologist shiri spear in the fox25 stormtracker weather sinlter. shiri, this morning we were talking and yesterday almost felt like fourth of july. people were out in shorts, walking their dogs. it was great. >> shiri: oh, gosh, this time of the year in the upper 50s in the boston area we pull out the shorts and short sleeves, today temperatures totally in line with what we had yesterday. right now 45 degrees in the city. you can thank those winds coming from the southwest. there is a little bit of a wind
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-- breezy as get our day started, but thing is what i really want to show you the fact that an average low which we will expect late before sunrise only 23 degrees. that's what we should be waking up to. average high, 36. so we are starting out bole the normal high temperature for this time the year. morning. you are going to see some sunshine. as it does, thicker clouds still well off to the west. those will be thicken up out ahead of the cold front and up ahead of that the southwest winds and this really bumps up the temperatures. 45 degrees right now in boston. we have got 13-mile-per-hour breeze. and we have got mostly cloudy skies since we get into the afternoon. i actually think we will see some decent breaks in the clouds. middle 40s at 6 a.m. by 8 a.m. by 10 a.m., 50 degrees. by noontime, 55 degrees. we should end up peaking in the upper 50s in the boston area. something like norwood probably warming up by a couple more degrees.
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your noontime temperature, your 2 p.m. temperature. i wouldn't be surprised if in the middle there we actually end up with some temperatures readings a little closer to 60 degrees this afternoon. this is your breakdown for fitchburg today. a little cooler, folks, once you hit the afternoon hours. plan on middle 50s. even so, no complaining about middle 50s. super warm this time of the year. noontime, thickening clouds, especially southwestern new hampshire, western massachusetts. that's where we have the threat for an early afternoon spot shower. as that front comes through, you can anniversary boston turning mostly cloudy here at 5 p.m. wipt be surprised starting around 3 or 4:00 in the afternoon if there are one or two spot showers in the boston area. that threat is then going to be focused over southeastern massachusetts for the evening, but even at that, you can see how limited those showers are. some widely scattered hit or miss style showers later today, and there is your 60 degrees in norwood, plymouth, boston,
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so is lawrence. 59 in bedford. 52 in worcester. only 48 only 49 in keene, new hampshire only 49 in keene, new hampshire. and 5 in hyannis. considering low and mid-30s are normal this time of the year, i think we will take it. temperatures tonight fall back into the 20s at the coastline. a little warmer close to freezing in boston. we have clear skies after midnight. when you wake up tomorrow, enjoy that sunshine because temperatures a little cooler in the mid- to upper 40s which is still above average, but it is going to end up being nice and bright. we don't have the same clouds to deal with. once we hit wednesday, it turns windy. we have 55. wind chill is coming through and could be looking at an inch or more of rain. thursday and friday on and off clouds. we will be watching an ocean storm on friday but so far so good. saturday my pick of the weekend at 40 degrees. nice and bright. 43 on sunday with a slight risk of a shower. back to you, guys. a presidential hopeful in hot water over his campaign tactics. why ted cruz says he will not apologize for what he mailed to voters.
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movie based on recent local shift still probably still
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next the 4:23 right now.
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for coming to the rescue of a man trapped by a fallen tree. it happened near a house near mount st. mary abbey. the 75-year-old victim was trying to cut down treat with a chainsaw when it fell on his leg. his calls for help were heard by a nun who was taking a walk and praying. >> the nuns heard his calls of help and they investigated and found where he was and had to come back out to somebody. >> daniel: without the nuns help, he could not have survived overnight. he is suffering from hypothermia. the movie "spotlight" scored big. the movie is the investigation into the church sex abuse scandal. it won the top award for best performance.
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for best picture summer nights . >> daniel: tell me more, tell me more . >> julie: that's good. >> daniel: a taste from last night's "grease live." >> julie: the live remake introduced a new generation to the classic that starred john travolta and owe life via newton john. it was live and featured julianne hough. i talked to actor carlos who played kenickie and he is excited to be a part of the production >> the biggest and crazy live show that anyone has ever tried to do. julie vanessa hudgens, carly rae jepsen and kiki palmer. however after that big performance, one them came after a major tragedy for one of the stars.
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said her father had passed away and he had suffered from stage 4 cancer and she did the show in his honor. >> daniel: grease was the word music loving celebrities took to social media to share their excitement about the show. it was the number one trending on twitter all night, and it is still still topping the trends this morning. >> julie: very good reviews all around. i am excited to see that when i get home. the hasty pudding theatrical man of the year. per tradition, gordon leavitt will be hosted with the shiny pudding pot. fox25 will be there. a facebook post has a local fire fighter under investigation this morning. what he allegedly said about a life-saving drug and fire fighters and police across the region are use region are using to save drug addicts. pictures you will only see on fox25 this morning. what is causing all of this
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town and why it is now at 4:30, fox25 is on the scene of breaking news this morning. crime scene tape blocking a major intersection in boston. the clothing on the street that could be a big clue this morning. a young child is rushed to the hospital. the ongoing work at the house after a 3-year-old is found with serious injuries. primary season kicks off in iowa. fox25 has a team on the ground there as candidates make one final push of support ahead of tonight's caucuses. complete new england coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news julie good monday morning, everyone, 4:30 on february 1. i am jewel. >> daniel: i am daniel miller. a dry and mild morning on tap. shiri spear in the fox25 storm tracker weather center. no snow or big freeze in the
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