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i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: and i am sara underwood. we are waking up to below-zero temperatures this morning an only going to get worse throughout the weekend. we have team coverage to get you ready this morning. fox25's stephanie coueignoux is live in norwood and people prepare their homes. hen then standing by and caused issues fighting a fire overnight, and julie grauert, of course, is tracking those drive times in the bitter cold. >> gene: but first meteorologist shiri spear in the fox25 stormtracker weather center. dangerous cold that we are dealing with. >> a very real frostbite threat and that's why we talk about wind chills. actual temperature readings this morning, we have got single digits out there from 8 in boston to zero in worcester. 3 below in orange. 0 last hour and keeps getting colder. 6 in plymouth. my concern is temperatures don't bottom out until 6 offer 7:00 this morning and we are in the process of things getting colder and colder for the next couple of hours.
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feels like 14 below in worcester. 10 below in nashua. 15 in portsmouth. 9 below in plymouth. and don't think because you are on the cape that you will get away without the bitter wind wind chills. temps in worcester about 2 in boston at about 9. a very slow warm-up and teens for lunchtime and you still have a ton of sunshine out there. clouds move in during the afternoon and does stay dry. these are your temperatures back to work later on. at 5 p.m., 23 in boston. 21 in bedford and norwood. 18 in worcester. that is going to come down from highs about 18 to 24 degrees today. cool front. increasing clouds do lead to a period of snow overnight tonight. we will break down the snow threat and the wind chill threat into the weekend coming up. julie, let's get it over to you for live drive time traffic. although it is really cold, it is a good time to hit the roads is a good time to hit the roads. >> it is, i shiri, now that you know the forecast and what to
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route 193 south moving along fine. pike wide open from framingham through the weston tolls to the allston-brighton area where the volume won't cause you any head headaches. avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway pike. 19 minutes on 93 south from the leverett connector. gene and sara, back to you. >> gene: thank you. a family forced to run out of a bitter cold night to save their lives. michael henrich live michael henrich live from perry street in norton where a house went up in flames and the building is still smoldering this morning. good morning, michael. >> reporter: good morning, in norton. thankfully everybody was able to make it out okay, but not only the brutally coal temperatures that they had to deal with, but also some icing overhere on the street. you can see now some of it has actually melted because of the highway department coming out and putting down a good amount
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fire fighters, though, still had to stand out in wind chills of zero and below for more than four and a half hours, so even though from a technical standpoint, the fire chief tells our fox25 overnight crew, they didn't have any problems as far as hydrants and equipment, our concern, of course, they did have to deal with the temperatures in a variety of ways. back to the fire itself, everybody was able to make it out okay. the fire chief says a mother and her two adult sons made it out on their own before fire fighters arrived. now the house is a total loss, and investigators don't know yet what actually started it. the red cross was called out to help that family. other ways that temperatures did impact things here. we will go over that in greater detail in our next report coming up in 30 minutes. for now live in norton, michael henrich, fox25 news. the freezing weather could cause problems at your home. local heating repair company tells fox25 they have been very busy over the last week.
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experts tell us many home heating systems just aren't reliable once the temperatures hit zero and shiri says can go below that. the best advice and what you can do to protect your property during the cold this weekend. and we will be updating temperatures and our forecast to keep you safe all weekend long. make sure to download the fox25 weather app. the fox25 weather app is available in the apple store and on google play. shiri is back in a few minutes with her full forecast. happening today, a school bus driver will answer to charges he drove a bus full of kids before he was drunk. >> before over, the bus crash and students were stuck inside. catherine parrotta is live at dudley. there were over a dozen students on the bus. >> reporter: there were students on the bus and the bus driver is expected here in court to be arraigned on a couple of charges. have been suspended from the bus company while this crash is under investigation and take a look at this picture in is the
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the bus at the time of the crash. 42-year-old scott corier of dudley appearing in this mug dudley appearing in this mugshot with his eyes closed. he has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, when the school bus he was driving struck a utility pole with 11 middle and high school students on board. skyfox captured the scene as live wires laid on top of the bus. another bus driver on her route came to the scene. >> it was panicked because of the bus. i wanted to know what happened. >> reporter: now fortunately the students on the bus weren't injured but the crash knocked out power to 200 residents. scott porier failed a field sobriety test on the scene and was arrested. fox25 was able to speak more with the other bus drive. you can hear more coming up next hour. for now live in dudley, catherine parrotta, fox25 news. parents in everett are
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days after it happened. police say they started their investigation last week. high school administrators contacted them after a student made a threat involving bullying. because police determined the threat wasn't credible, they never alerted the parents. rumors and misinformation on social media had their parents keep their kids home from school. >> i am very ticked off about all of this. we should have been notified what was going on to make a decision whether our children were safe to go to school or not. police say in a statement that students were never in tanger. the superintendent told us they disciplined the students involved. new this morning, a local man behind bars for robbing two banks and trying to hit up a convenience store. police arrested joshua tilly of metheun. wanted by on numerous charges. he is seen trying to rob a convenience store in metheun. minutes after that incident, he robbed a bank in lawrence and accused of robbing a citizens
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chelmsford. tensions are rising between the two the two democrats running for president two days after the clinton. both candidates took aim at debate. reporter mary maroney shows us >> reporter: hillary clinton takes a page out of bernie sanders playbook. >> we need to get unaccountable money out of our political system and this we have to do much more to ensure that wall street never rests main street again. >> reporter: and she tried to get sanders by to traying plans on health care as unrealistic. >> that is a prom nays cannot be kept. >> reporter: sanders made sure to check her rival. >> secretary clinton, you are not in the white house yet. >> secretary clinton has been going through the country and the affordable care act. i have fought my entire life to
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there for all people. we are not going to dismantle anything. >> reporter: clinton turned discrimination to appeal to a much-needed base, latino, women and african-american voters. >> i am running for president to knock down all the barriers holding americans back. >> reporter: sanders attempted to keep his young base while also courting the elderly vote. >> if elected president, i will do everything i can to expand social security benefits, not just for seniors but for disabled veterans as well. >> reporter: i am mary maloney reporting. >> gene: meanwhile, donald trump pledges to give up foul language. in a rally, trump made several controversial comments. he repeal theed a term by an audience men. former president george w. bush coming to the campaign trail.
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appear with his brother former governor jeb bush at a rally in south carolina next week. yesterday, jeb bush called his brother the most popular republican alive. the younger bush finished well behind the winners in the iowa caucuses and new hampshire primaries. stick with fox25 for continuing coverage of all things election coverage of all things election. we will be following the latest developments every morning as we get closer to super tuesday and election day in november. this morning, the parents of a little girl who died in cambridge are suing their former nanny. adrian brady mccarthy spent years in jail charged with a 1-year-old's murder. those charges were recently dropped because the medical examiner changed the baby's cause of death. the family is filing a suit to prevent mccarthy from profiting from the high-profile case with things like book deals and movie contracts. we asked a legal analyst what is behind a suit like this. >> may have been a judgment she may not appear or offer a defense of any sort, and they
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their belief that she was responsible for the death of the child. >> the family and their attorney did not return our calls about the lawsuit. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes for you. right now an easy 18 minutes on 93 south from 495 down to the zakim. shiri. >> shiri: right now we have a wind chill still 8 below in boston. last hour. this hour as well. when do we see improvements in probably not until 8 or 9:00 this morning when finally those wind chills climb above zero in boston. you can see the hour-by-hour wind chills and into the teens this afternoon. when it feels like 30 below over the weekend in just a couple of minutes. ten minutes after 5 o'clock this morning, keeping students safe as they head out to teach the school bus. a new push to put cameras on buses after too many close calls. how much it is worth. plus, months after a terror attack, a sign of progress in
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music is returning to paris. the concert hall where islamic extremists killed 89 people last november is reopening. the the owners say they hope to have the batacan open.
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stars like madonna and u 2 have made tributes since the attack. a 41-day standoff is over between police and ranchers in oregon. thousands of people watched as the last protesters turned themselves in. the four protesters surrendered peacefully. the group occupying the park was led by ammon buddy. and a land dispute of the local government. standoff ended hours after bund standoff ended hours after bundy's father was arrested on charges dating back to 2014. relative of people killed by jailed southie mob boss james whitey bulger are now reacting to a settlement officer from the u.s. government. the deal will allow 16 family the deal will allow 16 families to share some of the monies seized from the california apartment where bulger was arrested. several personal items will be auctioned off. fox25 spoke to mary callahan. bulger order a hit on her husband and she expects to receive $50,000 in settle. settlement.
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the governor agreed to auction off some of the weapons seized from bulger's apartment. >> i think these guns have -- have a history, and i think maybe they would be valuable. >> sara: the government plans to destroy those weapons in order to receive the settlement money. the families must agree to not sue the government for its handling of bulger while he was an fbi informant. a federal judge in massachusetts ruled that bill cosby's wife must answer questions under oath. camille cosby has been petition camille cosby has been petitioned in a defamation lawsuit by seven women who claim that cosby assaulted them claim that cosby assaulted them. a judge said she must testify but she can refuse to answer questions of private conversation with her husband which say lowed under state law which say lowed under state law. good morning, everyone. just about 5:17 right now. roads looking overall light and problem-free. expressway moving along at a decent clip. 93 south route 1 also fine.
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throughout weston tolls into the allston-brighton area. volume very manageable. live drive times. 16 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 19 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. 23 22 minutes on 128 from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now. shiri, you are tracking sub zero wind chills. very dangerous in some conditions. >> yeah, and if today is not bad enough, of course every morning we go into the weekend, it is going to get a little bit colder. right now the sub zero wind chills on the map that lasts us until 9:00 and both in the morning commute. it is going to be bitterly cold it is going to be bitterly cold. light snow that develops tonight and continues occasionally tomorrow. for most of us just a couple of flurries for the cape and the islands will see a little bit of accumulation and a wind chill warning will go from saturday afternoon into sunday afternoon. and that's when the cold is really going to peak. hey, look at that zero in worcester. yes, zero-degree wind chill. 14 below.
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and it will be a nice, sunny start of the day. increasing clouds this afternoon. 14 degrees by 11 a.m. into the afternoon highs there in the teens. boston now at 8 degrees. but negative 8 is your wind chill. and you can see here, working our way still in the single i think digits at 7 a.m. at 9 degrees. 9 degrees at 9 a.m. lower 20s here we come this afternoon and the clouds move in late in the day. they will start high and thin this afternoon but then they will thicken up. and that is what you can see. mostly clear picture as you get your day started this morning and clear mornings oftentimes the coldest and, of course, we have this big-time cool weather in the forecast for the next several days. so 5 p.m., here come the clouds still dry though as you head home from work. not until 7:00 to 10:00 tonight that we see some snow forming over the cape and islands up to plymouth and the rest of the area at risk for flurries, and we will see that continue on and off through the overnight and even during the day
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the air is getting so dry and so cold though, that as the day goes on, it is going to have a tougher and a tougher time getting down to the ground and actually sticking, so i am expecting by about noon tomorrow, accumulation will be done 1 to 3 inches from the cape to the islands. over to about plymouth. anything north and west of that, we are just looking at a patchy coating of snow. and again that starts continued on and goes through noontime tomorrow. then the winds really start to pick up saturday afternoon. we have that wind chill -- well, warning in fact that will go into effect, but winds will be gusting 35 to 45 miles per hour along the coastline. a little weaker inland, but the cape, gusts up to 50 miles per hour on top of the cold. that is where we end up with those wind chills to 30 below here on sunday morning. this is when the cold is going to be peaking. worst the further inland you go and temperature readings are also going to be the coldest. once we get into the afternoon, we do squeak out some temperatures in the teens. but it is still going to feel
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saturday highs from 12 in worcester to concord, new hampshire and 17 in boston to 23 in hyannis. and then for sunday's forecast, we are going to go down by a couple more degrees. only about 10 in worcester. 12 still in concord, new hampshire. 14 in boston. 15 15,ford, connecticut. cold weather, guys. the wind chills. orange waking up to that -- to that wind chill of 30 below on sunday morning, but even during the afternoon, these are your max wind chills here on sunday. this is the warmest you are ever going to feel. and if the warmest is 8 below, step outside in boston and tell me how you think that feels because that is the warmest it is going to get on sunday. monday comes along, we are back into the upper 20s. late snow. a period of rain and snow here on tuesday, possibly heavy rain and stays away from by early wednesday morning with lingering snow showers and turns breezy and at least stays fairly mild into next week. back to you, guys. >> all right, shiri. a shelter worker is accused
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people that he is supposed to help. still ahead, what happened that has a mother calling for an investigation this morning. plus, it is a valentine's day surprise that will make all
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the big su animal control worked hard to free a deer stuck in a hammock. take a look at the video. they worked to cut the buck loose from the netting in belmont and officials say it is a example of why you should take down your outdoor netting when not using it. conan o'brien is coming to town. late show host will be at harvard talking to the university president about arts and education. o'brien is a brookline native and graduated in 1985. he will be at harvard's sanders theatre and the whole event will be streamed on harvard's web site. plans to stop airplane seats and aisles from shrinking have failed. the seat act was to set minimum seat sizes on passenger airplanes. the average distance the average distance between rows of seats have dropped from
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the average width of an airline half. lawmakers say it wasn't just about comfort but by safety. >> there will be a crash and people who will not be able to get out of an airplane because of this situation. and they will have lungs filled with smoke and they will be dead. and then we will do something about it rop. >> gene: house transportation panel voted to ground the plan. the airline industry doesn't think there is an increased safety risk and adding more seats to planes allows them to offer more fares. it is called brigade and the tinder of politics. users are presented of questions about health care, immigration and medical marijuana, for example. you swipe agree or disagree and you are put in mind with like you are put in mind with like-minded individuals. developers hope it will lead to younger people voting more. giving birth to twins is uncommon, but twins giving
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>> sara: that is even more rare. >> julie: twin sisters gave birth to daughters just six minutes apart. stephanie went in for a check stephanie went in for a check-up and the doctor sent her to the hospital saying she was ready to give birth. she got a call from her twin sister, nicole saying they were also on their way to the hospital to have their baby. >> what are the chances of that >> what are the chances of that. >> julie: and those little cousins will be best friend. >> sara: just because we are talking about babies, shout out to my sister who had a baby girl last night. she is not watching anyway. in just a few months, everybody will have a chance to go inside apollo 11. the smithsonian national air and space museum of is posting a visual three-day look inside the command module. they want to give people a peek they want to give people a peek. inside you will see not only the technology that took astronauts to the moon, but also personal things left behind by the astronauts. the virtual look goes live in july. what do you think those personal items are, julie.
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toothbrush? >> sara: a toothbrush, note >> sara: a toothbrush, notepad. >> julie: something like cards >> julie: something like cards, to entertain themselves. attention all husbands, one guy is making you all look bad this morning. >> a husband in indiana bought a billboard and turned it into a gigantic card for his wife. you can see it reads pat and patty, 27 years and counting. you complete me. when she saw it patty burst into tears. their advice for a happy marriage, show how much you love each other and always communicate. >> sara: does he win the husband of the year award or what. gene is jealous. he is like -- >> julie: always communicate. aren't women from mars and men from venus so communication always tough for some of us. shir. >> shiri: continue with that, that is pretty entertaining. we have wind chills that are below zero for everybody. as you head home from work,
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i will take you hour by hour through a very cool friday and an even colder weekend. we are live in norton this morning where smoke is still coming from a house destroyed by fire early this morning. the rescues overnight and the challenges the w you get a cold. you can't breathe through your nose.
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complete new england coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: bitter, bitter cold as we kick off this morning on
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wind chills below zero everywhere. these folks were braving the cold at faneuil hall after midnight. dangerously cold temps. 3 degrees on the car thermometer driving in. >> unbelievable. i suggest everyone just stay home today. >> that fireplace working. make sure the flue. ever have that happen when you light a fire and the flue is open. i thought maybe someone else would have a story like that. >> shiri: we might hear a lot weekend. you have to do whatever you can to stay warm. the big problem is that we have winds gusting around 20 miles per hour in portsmouth, new hampshire. 21 miles per hour in boston. into the 20s for the cape and islands as well. the wind chill factor. wind chill is 8 below in boston wind chill is 8 below in boston. still 10 below in beverly. 14 below in portsmouth, new hampshire. milton feels like 17 below. worcester, 14 below. i know you are looking for some improvement, but i have got sub zero wind chills straight down
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below, falmouth 6 below and chatham 4 below. a bundle-up morning. you don't want the fingers or ears exposed. where you can get frostbite fastest. make sure we are using all our gear. sub zero temperatures straight through 8:00. temperature reading 19 and afternoon clouds and by 7 p.m., the clouds are moving in with temperatures in the teens, and we will have to bring back in risk for snow into the overnight hours. i will break down how much it expect coming up in a couple of minutes. now get you over to julie grauert with live drive time traffic this morning and a new accident. >> reporter: this accident on 9 >> reporter: this accident on 93 south inside the o'neill tunnel. thankfully only 531 and the volume is light, that is a very problematic spot and it will drastically affect our drive times. pike moving along fine from framingham through newton allston/brighton tolls where nothing is slowing you down through brighton. 12 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin.
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495 to the leverett connector. 10 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. i will monitoring these for you all morning long. gene and sara. >> sara: all right, julie. cold weather is more than bundling up outside. when temperatures dip below zero. people worry about their homes. home heating systems really take a beating. fox25's stephanie coueignoux is live in norwood where people are getting ready to hunker down for the weekend. helping with the heat. heat is working, stephanie. >> reporter: sara, a legitimate concern for a lot of people. first we saw the snow and the large pile still here behind me large pile still here behind me, and now we are dealing with that bitter cold. places like home depot right here, well, they are keeping busy. now yesterday, we caught up with two heating contractors who told us that their sfrons already been ringing off the hook. they say people are concerned their heating systems may not
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now the issue is a lot of heat now the issue is a lot of heating systems can't heat a house for long periods of time especially when temperatures drop to zero degrees. >> if it gets close to that or below that, yes, the system is working harder than it is designed to work. that is when they do break down. advice. experts say when it does get this cold outside. it is better to keep your thermostat at the same temperature both day and night. because that way your system doesn't have to work harder to reheat the house. now, of course, the down side is, it could end up costing you more. coming up at 6:30, the good news when it comes to your wallet. in norwood, i am stephanie coueignoux, fox25 news. new this morning, a family is lost -- a family has lost its house because of a dangerous fire this morning. fox25's michael henrich live from perry street in norton. and michael, the freezing temperatures only added to the level of dangers out there for fire fighters.
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had to stand out in this for so long and guilt into exactly how how cold it has been for several hours in just a moment. i want to show you the extent of this damage. you can see steam is actually still rising out of the house here on perry street in norton. the damage is significant. this shows a total loss. thankfully, the mother and her two adult sons according to the fire chief, they were able to get out safely and on their own, but it is what you can't see this continue to pose a risk too-to-everyone involved here, not only the residents but the fire fighters as well. those frigid temperatures. it now shiri tells me that the nearest weather reporting station is in taunton and puts the wind chills at zero degrees when the fire started a little before 1:30. before 1:30. we watched the last fire truck leave the scene around 4:00 when the fox25 weather app book the wind chill at negative 3 the wind chill at negative 3.
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with having to deal with the obvious dangers of fighting a fire. the red cross was called out to help this family who lost their home, and they are trying to get them situated. there is also another type of town apartment who came out to the keen to help deal with the aftermath. i will go over that in the next report coming up in 30 minutes. live in norton, it live in norton, michael henrich live in norton, michael henrich, fox25 news is we will be updating temperatures and our forecast to keep you safe all weekend long. download the fox25 weather app. the fox25 weather app is available in the apple store and on google play. shiri is back in just moments with the full forecast. 5:35. a school bus driver accused of being drunk and causing a dangerous crash will face a judge. skyfox over a scene in dudley before a bus backed into a power pole. middle and high school students were inside. police tell fox25 the driver is 42-year-old scott porier of dudley. he has his eye closed during
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charged with oui and child endangerment. we talked to the mother of one of the kids that rides the bus. >> i am just angry and disgust >> i am just angry and disgusted that my son was on a bus with someone who was intoxicated and his life was that danger. >> gene: none of the students on the bus were hurt accident caused hoes to lose fire. national grid restored power last night. face facing a salt charges for hitting a little boy. >> he hit where you. >> he hit me on -- >> sara: 4-year-old adrian is autistic. he has been living at the shelter with his mom and brother since last summer. rafael prado saw her son hit another child and he punished him too violently. he shared the photo of the mark left on her son's body by the man's hand. prado has been charged with assault.
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a local man is behind bars for robbing a bank and holding up convenient stores. he was wanted on numerous charges. police say he is seen in this video trying to rob a convenience store in metheun. minutes after that incident, he allegedly robbed a bank in lawrence and he is accused of robbing the citizens bank at the stop and shop in chelmsford the stop and shop in chelmsford. new hampshire parents who have children with serious medical conditions may finally see some relief from the state. lawmakers have voted to raise the hourly rates for home health care thursdays by 46%. for months, fox25 has been following the work of two mothers who have gone months without being able to find a nurse. there was a shortage of qualified candidates willing to work at the current pay raise. the mothers have children living with severe physical challenges. >> i counted down the amount of sleep i haven't got in the more than 30 weeks we haven't had nursing. >> sara: under medicaid both are approved 80 hours a week of
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find a nurse. the pay increase in new hampshire will take effect in april. tensions rising between the two democrats running for president two days after the decisive win for bernie sanders over hillary clinton in new hampshire. both candidates took aim at each other in a head-to-head debate. reporter mary maloney shows us some of the exchange. >> reporter: hillary clinton takes a page out of bernie sanders's playbook. >> we both agree know what need to get unaccountable money out of our political system and we have to do much more to ensure that wall street never wrecks main street again. >> reporter: but she tried to get sanders by portraying his stance on health care as unrealistic. >> a promise that cannot be kept. >> reporter: sanders made sure to check his rival. >> secretary clinton, you are not in the white house yet. >> reporter: and called clinton out. >> secretary clinton has been going around the country saying bernie sanders wants to dismantle the affordable care act.
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make sure that health care is for all people. we are not going to dismantle anything. >> reporter: clinton turned discrimination to afeel a much-needed base, latino, african-american and women voters. >> i am running for.the to knock down all the barriers that are holding americans back that are holding americans back. >> reporter: as both candidates looked toward the nevada primary, sanders attempted to keep his young base with the debate performance while also courting the elderly vote. >> if elected president, i will do everything i can to expand social security benefits, not just for seniors but for disabled veterans as well. >> reporter: i am mary maloney reporting. meantime, donald trump plan meantime, donald trump plans to give up using foul language. the billionaire made a pledge in louisiana. trump has made several controversial statements during recent campaign events. in new hampshire he repeated an offensive term. former president george w.
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the nation's 43rd president plans to appeal with his brother former florida governor jeb bush at a rally in south carolina. yesterday jeb bush called his brother the most popular republican alive. the younger bush and behind the winners in the iowa caucus and the new hampshire primary. stick with fox25 for continuing coverage of all things election coverage of all things elections. we will be following the latest developments emevery morning as we get closer to super tuesday and election day in november. the actions of a former security officer could lead to big fines for owners of pilgrim nuclear power plant in plymouth nuclear power plant in plymouth nuclear power plant in plymouth. according to the cape cod times, federal regulators learned that the officer skipped mandatory fire watches for years. official records were falsified in an attempted cover up. plant's owner energy could be fined per day per violation. pilgrim is scheduled to shut down by 2019. we check traffic and you. take a look the zakim bridge. 5:40 in the morning.
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kind of volume. it is because of an accident on 93 south right before government center and that exit. that is why we are seeing this heavy volume. i will let you know when it clears in just a few minutes. first, here is shiri. >> shiri: just a reminder here >> shiri: just a reminder here. we start talking about wind chills, we talk about frost chills, we talk about frostbite. 20 below. you can get frostbite in 30 minutes. 30 below, it takes only 10. i will show where you it is going to be this cold. these are the numbers remember talking about for the weekend when i come back. it sank nearly 1,000 years ago, a medieval shipwreck has been brought to the surface. coming up on the fox25 morning news at 6:00, why the condition of the ship is making it all the more rare. the push to put new cameras on school buses around the state. next, how too many close calls sparked a new women as one day a rider made a decision. the decision to ride on and save money. he decided to save
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the big story of the morning, the weather. and shiri says we could hit record-setting lows today. she is tracking it down. her updated forecast is just minutes away. fox25 uncovers a new push to protect kids at their bus stop. just last month a teenager was hit by a driver who allegedly drove past a stopped school bus in attleboro. >> reporter: and now a bill on beacon hill will give cities and towns the authority to put cameras on the arms of school buses to catch people who ignored a law and don't stop. our political reporter sharman sacchetti learns it is already working in a nearby state. >> reporter: car after car caught on camera illegally driving right by stopped school buses and putting the lives of children at risk. this is the troubling video we obtained from the company that installed these cameras on the sides of school buses in providence where i found it is not costing taxpayers a time. >> how much is this costing no. . >> nothing. that is the best part. not only achieving safely but
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providing to the taxpayers of providence. >> reporter: the district has camera on school bus since 2009 after state lawmakers there approved them. now they are actually making money on the program. >> good idea? >> great idea. great idea. again, it is safety for the children. ultimately our goal is not to make money. >> reporter: the rhode island law gives schools, the city and the state a cut of money from the citation. the company that provides the camera gives them to the school system for free and gets its own cut as well. 43 school buses in providence are equipped with these cameras are equipped with these there is one here and two right up front. and they are triggered ben the stop sign swings out and the lights go on. watching these videos, flag violations and sends them to local police and decides if a driver gets a ticket. in the 2014-2015 school year, we will issued 1100 citations. after all the fines the city
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the state more than $500,000. and pays for the police detail. >> i am optimistic. >> reporter: on beacon hill, state transportation chairman bill straws is just the latest lawmaker to push a bill to let cities and towns put cameras on school buses. over the years it just haven't gained traction. >> i think the notion of camera >> i think the notion of cameras. there has been an overall resistance. >> reporter: we found in 2014 alone in massachusetts, almost 2500 drivers receive warning letters for illegally passing a school bus. >> clearly, it is a vulnerable population of schoolkids who are on the streets at high traffic times of the day. so i am going to keep advocating for it. >> reporter: in providence, they say it is working. >> we had a 90% drop in our top ten violation areas and overall 32% drop throughout the district. >> reporter: she tells us it is worth to to keep the 9,000 children who ride these school
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>> the law is clear in massachusetts and new hampshire. if the school bus has lights flashing and sign extended you have to stop. the only exception is if the bus is on other side of a highway that has a barrier. good friday morning, now 5 good friday morning, now 5:48. and i am happy to report that accident in the o'neill tunnel has been cleared. look at that volume moving at a much quicker pace on the zakim bridge right now. the rest of our map showing overall volume very reasonable and light. pike included in that. and expressway only slow spot that we are seeing around morrissey boulevard and seeing that slight shift in color as far as our traffic concerns. 11 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 22 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. 21 minutes on 128 southbound from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. meteorologist shiri spear joining us from the fox25 storm tracker weather center, and shiri, any exposed skin today could be at risk for frostbite.
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over the weekend, julie, and this is the warning that goes into effect. the wind chill warning from saturday afternoon straight through sunday afternoon for wind chills 20 to 35 below for areas like boston, worcester, north shore, south shore. wind chill watch because it is a little less certain down across the cape whether we are going to make that criteria. southern new hampshire the only reason you are not under that warning because the same range as the dangerous wind chills and a different national weather service office in charge of i shall thuing warning. i expect you will be under it shortly. currently 8 degrees in boston. feels like 8 below because that 14-mile-per-hour wind. actual temperature readings getting up at 7 a.m. to about 8 degrees. 11 degrees by 9 a.m. as we work our way into the afternoon. we manage to squeak out lower 20s. that's it. and clouds will start flowing later on today. they will be high and thin at first, and they will thicken up as we go. cool spots will be central massachusetts. we don't get much above 21 in worcester, rutland or gardner. about 22 in douglas.
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coastline the warmer it will be coastline the warmer it will be. 25 in norwood, new bedford up to portsmouth. keene at 24. 24 in hyannis this afternoon and then over the weekend tomorrow, we are going to get up to about 17 degrees in boston, 19 in plymouth, 12 in worcester. 15 in nashua and we will have to drop it by several degrees here and here is your sunday forecast. keep in mind temperatures peak around noon and it gets colder in the day. this is this afternoon as clouds are flowing between 7:00 and 10:00. a couple of snowflakes. inland, a couple of flurries down across the cape, the islands and plymouth. a period of light snow expected into tomorrow morning and unsettled pattern for your saturday means a lot of on and off clouds. we only get a little patchy coating across the region. as you go down to plymouth, cape, islands, the potential for 1 to 3 inches between tonight and noontime tomorrow,
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gear, gusting 35 to 40 miles per hour. even up to 50 over the cape, and that is when those wind chills will come into play here as we get into that sunday morning. so this is what i am seeing, boston back to worcester, 20 to 30 below for wind chills. further north and west we could be down to 35 below for that wind chill. and then for the cape and islands, more like 15 to 25 below. i know it will be bad for everybody, guys. the threat will peak sunday morning and the next weather maker for rain and snow late monday into the day on tuesday and early wednesday. back to you. giving everyone a fix of puppy love. a new app connecting people to dogs that they can borrow. and stay with us for our news at 6:00 this morning. a ride-sharing company is
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a fight between a woman and a man that stole her purse is caught on camera. you can see the man walk into a fast food restaurant in las vegas. he grabs a woman's purse and makes a run for it. she wasn't going to let him get away. she goes on the attack, tackles him and throws him to the ground. someone else steps in to help and the man gets away but without her purse. police are still searching for the suspect.
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behind the latest "star wars" movie is being investigated for an accident that injured one of the movie's biggest stars. 2014, harrison ford broke his leg when a hydraulic door hit his leg. the 71-year-old actor joked while doing press, but the production company could face charges for four possible breaches of health and safety law. expect increased security at the verizon wireless arena in manchester beginning this weekend. there will now be metal detectors and more security checks at the entrances. the manager of the facility says in response of threats around the world and people who frequent the arena say they won't be deterred by it. >> my concern about that is when there is not problem, don't treat a problem. >> this they have a dollar at fenway park, gillette and td garden and just -- better safe than sorry. >> i think most people would expect that, so i don't think
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anybody. >> sara: the manchester police department is on board with the new security measures. people should arrive earlier to make sure they get in on time. a new app in boston that helps people with love interests and pairs them with someone else except at the other end of this one is a puppy. bark and borrow and being called a dog dating service that allows users to borrow somebody's dog. people can go on and lend their dogs for a short or long-term rental. the best part it is free. it has active users every month since their launch in november. >> look at those cute faces. makes you smile. >> need a puppy fix, that's where you go. >> sara: exactly right. terrifying ride home for students on a bus. still to come, power lines were caught up after this bus crash, and the bus was underneath those power lines. what a driver is accused of doing that has him heading to court this morning. plus a local man hit by a
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coming up, whyance insurance company says he is on the hook him. we will walk you through hour by hour after the break. the fact that we have a little
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we have strong gusty winds, now at 6:00, the february freeze has arrived. we are tracking dangerous cold and wind for weekend plus where we will see more snow. new this morning, fire fighters battle fire and ice as flames consume a local home this morning.
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family forced out into the freezing cold. fresh from his begin this new hampshire. bernie sanders defends his policies. >> i fought my entire thrive make sure that health care is right for all people. we are not going we are not going to disman of thele anything. >> the key moments in that debate and the new pledge this morning from donald trump. complete news england coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, 6:00 on this friday morning, and, man, it is cold out there. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: i am sara underwood. single-digit temperatures for this friday morning, but feels even colder out there. team coverage to get you ready as we approach dangerous cold for the weekend. michael henrich is standing by in norton where the weather caused issues fighting a fire overnight. fox25's stephanie coueignoux live in norwood as people prepare their homes. is is tracking those drive times


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