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tv   FOX 25 Morning News  FOX  February 5, 2016 4:00am-4:30am EST

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. how at 4:00, a change from rain to snow. where to prepare for heavy downpours and heavy accumulation. >> daniel: the salt trucks ready for the winter. hitting us right in the middle of the morning commute. we have coverage to start your day. the last day in new hampshire. the gloves are off for the democrats. what the voters need as they try to make up their minds. this is the fox25 morning news. >> daniel: good morning, 4:00 on this friday, february 5th, winter is back this morning, i am daniel miller. >> julie: i am julie grauert
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on the bottom of your screen and team coverage to get you through your morning commute. i will be updating your drive times plus in the fox25 storm tracker weather center. i have meteorologist sarah wroblewski and shiri spear updating the snow totals and path of the storm. shiri, begin with you. you had your eye on the storm as it developed and changed all week. >> shiri: coming much closer. if you were in the pink, under a storm warning including boston, north shore, a good chunk of the south shore and central massachusetts. this will go until 3:00 this afternoon. we have a solid amount time. boston at 38. we have rain at the coast and into boston. worcester drop down to 32. we have made the change over to snow in worcester right now. i wanted to show where you that rain-snow line is situated from franklin up to medway to framingham where i am getting reports of more raindrops than any kind of snowflake. sudbury up to acton very close
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and lawrence yet. we will be making the change in many of the spots within the hour. some by 5, 6:00 this morning, that rain snow line will push toward the boston area. i don't think it will be reaching down the south shore quite at 6:00 in the morning, but i could see 7 a.m., spots like norwood, plymouth, barely making that change over, but where we have the snow guys is going to be heavy snow and heavy wet snow at that. 8 a.m., looking pretty sloppy. travelers from providence to boston to new hampshire, central massachusetts, parts of the south shore getting in on that sticky, wet, heavy snow, and eventually we make cha changeover later this afternoon across the cape and islands. because the later changeover, you have accumulation. when ma warning expires and worcester and boston, not totally over on the cape with the lighter snow until 6:00 this evening. snow totals, these are still on track for what kevin lemanowicz was thinking last night.
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massachusetts with lesser amount into central new hampshire and i will take you town by town but now over to sarah wroblewski with a look at some of the other items we are watching. with the snow coming down and the rain we will have to watch the visibilities throughout the morning hours. limit aid cross the cape and islands and we are watching the temperatures too. starting off in the mid-30s in boston and we will notice that temperature drop and we will see that flip back over to snow before we begin to looint up as we head into the afternoon. different story where you are today. so in boston, sure enough, in the 30s. places like worcester, you will be dropping back into the 20s. you will be cold if you were headed out trying to clear some of that snow. and down across the cape, notice the rain holds with us through at least midday, and that's when you start to see the temperatures begin to drop, and you start to see some mixing occur with snow flipping back over as you head into the afternoon hours. of course we will keep you updated and the latest timeline coming up. a check of your traffic with
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>> julie: sarah, that traffic will be really a big story this morning. public works department have 500 trucks pretreat 500 trucks pretreating the road in boston by 6 a.m. hopefully that will give us a little bit of relief but i will keep a close eye on all of it. right now volume very light and roads for the most part are wet roads for the most part are wet. throughout pike a live look, you can see that sheen, that wet sheen on the road. sara, shiri will keep a close eye when things transition to the snow. eight minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 21 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. and our crews are out in the weather this morning so you can see what it is like before you head out the door. >> julie: fox25's michael henrich is live from natick at a rest stop with his eyes on the pike. michael, doesn't look like the snow has started there just yet snow has started there just yet. >> daniel: that is exactly what shiri just mentioned in natick,
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surrounding areas. we are still dealing with rain more than snow so far, but the changeover, of course, will happen in the near future. that is forecasted by our storm tracker weather team. and take a look at the mass pike here in natick. we are at the rest area. we are safely off the road for those concerned about how close we are. we are in the rest area parking lot here. we get a good view of how things are going and, of course things are going and, of course, things are running smoothly. we will have to keep a close eye on it for a handful of reasons. of course, we are worried about it freezing over during that changeover period. we are worried about the conditions and slushiness of the road. i did get a tweet back. i asked a couple questions on mass dot for twitter and they tweeted back to me that crews are chemically treating the roadways across the state where appropriate. we, of course, know that rain will play a factor on how effective different treatments are. mass dot did confirm that where appropriate they are chemically
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more details which areas that specifically means, and, of course, as things change over, we will let you know in natick as soon as possible. for now reporting live, michael henrich, fox25 news. >> julie just mentioned thousands of trucks across the state are out on the roads right now keeping the roads clear for today's snowstorm. the city of boston says they have 500 public works trucks treating the streets. while it may be a tough commute while it may be a tough commute, people who depend on weather like to make a living, they are thrilled. >> we are not hoping for -- you know, to catch up to what we did last year, but a couple more storms would be nice. dan the mbta is also gearing up for the snow. trains ran overnight to keep the tracks warm. the morning commute is expected to be a mess. of course julie will be keeping track of the roads and rails letting you know about trouble spots. logan airport reminding people to check their airlines this morning. we will monitor that for you and will alert to you any changes to the weather right here on air, and you can stay
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closings and delays are updating on that app and on the bottom of your screen all morning. shiri and sara are back with the forecast in just a few minutes. breaking news. a local strip mall is the scene of a large police investigation. fox25 has learned that two people were shot and two others stabbed in this plaza along dorchester avenue. this is right heart in seals corner t station heart in red line. so far we don't know the word on the victims and any information on possible suspects. 4:07 right now. the final weekend of campaigning before the new hampshire primary begins, and this morning there are two clear front runners. a new cnn poll gives donald trump a strong lead over his rivals on the republican side. the billionaire has 29% of likely voters. florida senator marco rubio is in second with 8% -- 18%. texas senator ted cruz earned 13%. ohio governor john kasich and former governor jeb bush trail closely behind cruz.
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sanders remain the commanding favorite. the vermont senator has 61% support compared to 30% from hillary clinton. today both senator sanders and hillary clinton will attend campaign events in manchester. last night they face nawvd their final debate before the new hampshire primary. fiery exchanges on the stage at unh. the candidates battled over income equality and economic reform. they also spared over which candidate will be able to deliver the promises they make on the campaign trail. >> secretary clinton does represent the establishment. i represent, i hope, ordinary americans, and by the way, who are not all that enamored with the establishment. >> senator sand hes is the only person i think would characterize me a woman running to be the first woman president as ex-emphiing the establishment. >> tomorrow night, the leading republican candidates will hold a debate before tuesday's primary.
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a last-minute change on the campaign trail for donald trump campaign trail for donald trump. late last night the billionaire add and extra stop in new hampshire today. the republican now plans to appear at the lions club in londonderry. trump will be there at 12:30 this afternoon. last night he spoke to people in portsmouth. he is happy to hear trump talk about issues instead of crit sights his rival; i feel the bashing of all republicans and democrats, it doesn't bring anything. >> yesterday the trump campaign also released a new advertise number new hampshire that featured positive messages from several minority supporters. fox25 has learned that massachusetts governor charlie baker will make his presidential pick today. political reporter sharman sacchetti has confirmed governor baker will endorse new jersey governor chris christie for the nomination. chris christie was in boston attending the bruce springsteen concert at the garden. fox25 political reporter
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our coverage from our new hampshire primary headquarters in manchester. we have live special analysis at 7 p.m. tonight and monday. we will be with you all night from the start of our news at 5 p.m. all the way through 11:30. we will also stream it live at myfoxboston.com and the fox25 news app. it is 4:10 right now. an overnight fire sends one person to the hospital. crews on the scene early this weston. the fire was on the second floor and the attic. one person was taken to the hospital. no word on their condition. fire officials are trying to figure out how that blaze started. still no charges in the death of a 3-year-old roxbury boy. a vigil for kanai whyte last night. we have been following this since he was found in his al since he was found in his alpine street apartment with traumatic injuries. he died on tuesday. fox25 learned that dcf previously investigated neglect complaints against the family and a source tells us that a
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the child's death. whyte's biological mother is demanding answers. >> they need to find out now, because i am not liking this. [crying] my girls -- and i need my son to be at peace and at rest. >> julie: as part of the investigation, dcf has taken away her two daughters, as well as an infant who lived in a home where whyte was found. police are not officially said how the toddler died. >> julie: we track traffic and weather every ten minutes. your drive times. 13 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. however, shiri, this is the kind of day where the earlier you leave is the better because of the changing weather. were leaving the house in boston, just rain. leaving the house in worcester, it will be snow because the temperature difference right flow 32 to 38 degrees. on the way home, most of the snow is going to be over with 20s. i have got an hour-by-hour look
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changeover to snow next. living in the lap of luxury while collecting benefits from the state. a local businessman accused of food stamps while making more than $80,000 a year. coming up how that is even possible and what fox25 found out when we started asking questions. plus, a disgusting situation on the south shore where an entire town sewage line is broken again.
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to fix the problem and 25 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. 13 minutes from the weston tolls to the ted williams tunnel.
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from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now. shiri, we are expecting things to be very busy in the weather department this morning. >> shiri: absolutely. a couple of bullet points to get you through. the main fact that the roads are going to be real slippery this morning as we get snow heavy in spots. it is going to be sticking. a very heavy, wet snow and poor visibility where we get those heavier bands of snow with one or two inches of snowfall rate per hour. the heavy wet snow and stronger gusts around 35 miles per hour today could lead to power outages as well. we don't want to rule that out. the big picture though. this disturbance that will ride along the front that will amp up both our snow and the rain this morning. over the cape, expecting heavy rain before you make that changeover to snow. that cooler air fighting its way in will cause that change for everybody. even how this the different shades on the map. the burst of heavier
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connecticut toward providence, rhode island, and even in the worcester hills right now, your snowfall rate has picked up south of the mass pike. as well to keep an eye on this. sometimes when you get the very heavy rain it can cause a sooner flip over to snow. and that's why it is so essential to keep a close eye on radar this morning. from worcester to framingham southward into rhode island, connecticut, that is where we have the heaviest snow right now. over to lowell, you are barely making that change. i suspect you have raindrops mixing in. not extremely heavy and i think it will be fine to hit the roads in any of these spots, concord, boston, all about the rain, north shore, south shore. as for know reports, none yet. where you guys -- i will be looking for you on twitter and facebook to send in your reports and i am with sarah wroblewski and she sure would like to hear them as well. by 5:00, the rain, snow line moving across the north shore and nearing in on boston between 5 and 6 where you can
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temperatures drop 35 degrees and we are starting to make a change between about 6 and 8 for most of the south shore. going to be a little slow going to ease its way to the south. this is also where we are seeing both the heaviest snow and the heaviest rain down across southeastern massachusetts. by 8:00 we have the rain, snow line moving across plymouth. by 9 a.m. hitting the cape cod canal and by lunchtime hour passing past the cape. snowing heavily at noontime. 3:00 is the hour that things will start to lighten up. it doesn't totally end until closer to 6 p.m. and around the cape, but that's when it looks like we are most likely going to see some vast improvements out there. 48 inches from boston over to worcester. less for the cape and islands simply because you are starting off with so much rain mixes in. bridgewater, brockton, danvers. over to lowell, clinton and douglas, 4 to 8 inches expected. lighten as you go northward and
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1 to 3 in milford, derry, milford, new hampshire. keene, it eases up even more. a sharp cutoff. standing by with sarah wroblewski as well because there is a lot to keep an eye on. sara, send it over to you to help folks get some perspective. >> get perspective because we haven't seen that much snow this season. we are well below average in boston and worcester and a lot of snow coming down in the city which has prompted boston to at least cancel schools. you will want to check the school closings on the bottom of your screen but also on myfoxboston.com because we will continue to keep them updated for you. as you can see the transition from snow to rain will continue as temperatures in the 40s for the cape, but, well, back into the 30s to the north and west. we are also going to be seeing those winds as we go on throughout day pick up. could be gusty during the midday hours gust anythingwhere from 25 to 35 miles per hour. it also will be driving in that colder air, changing that rain to snow.
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this is what you can expect with temperatures really falling close to that freezing mark. not budging much and snow -- snowing through at least the city through noon, 3:00, and we will start to see conditions taper. shiri showed that you in the worcester area. we will start to see some improvement. by the evening hours, the snow comes to an end, so you have friday night plan, expect cold conditions. temperatures will quickly drop 20s. likely seeing some freezing out there too. ice he spots overnight as temperatures will fall back into the teens with the interior. 20s of the coast down across the cape and islands, but we do have a warm-up headed our way, surprise, surprise, right. temperatures tomorrow upper 30s temperatures tomorrow upper 30s, low 40s and we will see some sunshine on sunday as well as temperatures will get even a little bit milder. we were watching this front and may spark a few snow showers in northern new england. we are looking at partly sunny skies throughout our area and we head throughout weekend that front continuing to bring chances of snow showers.
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we will be staying fairly dry. the seven-day forecast feature rain and snow for the day today. by this weekend, we warm up by this weekend, we warm up.with mainly dry conditions and, of course, we are still watching the chance of a storm as we head into early next week. we will talk more about that coming up in the next half hour coming up in the next half hour. julie, over to you. >> julie: talk to you soon, sara. a local mom has ran a marathon every day a week. the one thing that made it hard and it wasn't all the running. he poured out thousands to janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too.
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janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours. let's end this. 4:25, a local man is accused abusing a state welfare system. the man that lives in this $9 the man that lives in this $900,000 newton home was receiving food stamp benefits for more than a year. investigators found he received $13,000 of benefits from 2008 to 2009 after reporting an income of $400 a week. experts say fraud is a serious problem, but when they are getting better at uncovering. >> we are getting much more sophisticated in the way we use technology. we are getting smarter, and so
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shrinking. >> the latest numbers show welfare fraud is up 44% in massachusetts in the past year. a bit of a nightmare for a football fan is getting a lot of attention this morning. he spent $6,000 for tickets to this year's super bowl -- oh, that is spendy. he even tried to protect himself with insurance measures but someone still scammed him. cody sudmyer went to craigslist after finding processing fees for hundreds of dollars. he paid a fee and use prod ticketed paypal, but when the mail came, he only got an empty envelope by thought the tickets are going to be real. nobody who will go through the length knowing that the purchase is protected. >> julie: somebody did. sudmyer contacted police who tracked the scammer toes can companies because he used paypal protected he will be reimbursed after the investigation. we are getting the documents that-to-file the taxes. a big problem for the u.s.
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checking the returns and why the irs is stumped. team coverage of a weather alert this morning, rain is change changing to snow right now just in time for the morning commute in time for the morning commute. a live look at the pike eastbound and westbound through brighton. you can see wet roads are going
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now at 4:30. downpours and heavy snow on storm tracker ray dap.what time your town makes the flip and where to expect the greatest accumulation. snow plows already ready to clear the roads. this video show them loading up just about an hour ago. fox25 has team coverage to get you ready to start your day. the final push to gain voters in the granite state, and the gloves are off fort democrats. plus the governor of massachusetts makes hits endorsement official. >> complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news.
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