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boston a mr and her 5-month-old baby struck by a car while crossing the street. what we know about their conditions this morning and the driver who hit them. and a first of its kind security scare at umass amherst security scare at umass amherst. we are live on campus this morning as police update us on the search for two men who got inside of a dorm with a gun. >>announcer: complete new england coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, 6:00 on this friday morning, february 19. hope your day is you off to a great start. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: i am sara underwood. great breaking news about the morning commute. team coverage in just moments, but first your friday forecast. fox25 meteorologist shiri spear is in the storm tracker weather center with the cold temps this morning. >> shiri: yeah, cold temps indeed. we are back into the teens. 21 in boston. this is likely the area that temperatures will bottom out starting at 18 in worcester. 13 in fitchburg. 10 in nausea. 15, beverly, and 17 in norwood.
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forecast for the next couple of hours. by 8:00 this morning, you can see that we still have teens, worcester over to bedford. boston going up by 2 degrees. that's it. real slow warm-up at first today, but once we hit noontime, we will see temperatures just continue to move their way into the mid- to upper 30s. still sunny, but this afternoon still sunny, but this afternoon, here comes the clouds and eventually into the evening hours, here comes some snow but by 10:00 tonight. we do have increasing afternoon we do have increasing afternoon clouds with highs 36 to 42 degrees. overnight tonight, a coating up to 2 inches in a couple of spots. i will break down the expected snow accumulation coming up in a few minutes. now, back to gene and sara. >> gene: back to the big, breaking story this hour. the signal problem that cause massive delays have indeed been fixed. >> team coverage. michael henrich got the good news from the mbta just 30 minutes ago, and julie grauert has the information that the t is putting out to riders right
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julie here is the headline, trains resume service to south station. ah, a nice sigh of relief. amtrak and mbta saying that the signal issue has been resolve. all train also arrive into south station on the regular schedule. that is -- that is great news for commuters after yesterday's headache. we do have an accident on the expressway northbound at furnacebrook parkway. overall volume still light. starting to pick up past exit 13 freeport street. live drive times. 23 minutes on pike from 495 to mass avenue. 17 minutes on expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 21 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. gene and sara, back to you. as soon as the mbta gave us the update we sent out this breaking alert on the fox25 news app. letting everyone know that the trains are running on time on schedule. >> sara: yes, very good news for commuters with a long ride
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michael henrich is live at south station. we got the word from -- you got the word from the mbta yourself? >> reporter: and the mbta must be breathing the same sigh of relief that the commuters are breathing and exhaling because this is always been amtrak's issue. the mbta did release this information. i have been communicating with a spokesperson this morning several times, and they said what you see on the board here on time, on time, on time is what you should expect here at south station. i want to show you the pictures that were tweeted out by this spokesperson last night showing the amtrak signal that was having so many issues. these are picture there is a show again before the problem was resolved. the problem -- a resolution we were able to bring you as breaking news some 30 minutes ago. again, these issues prevented trains from coming into n and out of south station without a manual control. a manual switcher which really
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why so many reroutes and reroutes were being done yesterday in the morning commute all the way through the rest of the day. now that issue is resolved, the electronic control of the signal has been restores. commuters can come into their final destination here at south fox25 on all of the mbta commuter rail lines. again, the mbta saying the problem has been fixed. i haven't heard back from amtrak yet. i reached out a couple of times this morning. the mbta says they won't be out here for an on camera interview but said that amtrak is expected to come out. hopefully we will have more information direct from amtrak throughout the morning, and i am working to get that for you. and an update as soon as possible. for now, live at boston south fox25, michael henrich, fox25 morning news. a signal problem shows us how one issue can cause a system. amtrak tells fox 25 that lost
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and the switches that allow trains to exit south station. mechanical engineer rather and tufts professor william mesmer says when electronic control is lost, the train coming and going from south station must be switched manually. >> we are so dependent on the automated system. there is still -- sometimes they break down and humans have to take over. >> governor baker says amtrak learned of the problem at 5:00 in the morning, but failed to alert the mbta about it until an hour later yesterday. we will talk to the governor about any possible investigation into that. and if you think friday should be compensated in any way when join us live in 30 minutes. the system will be now be tested as the rush hour begins and following it and alert you of any problems on the roads or trains or roads. >> julie: will >> julie: -- julie grauert will be back with more on drive times. a mother and her five-month a mother and her five-month-old baby were hit by a car crossing the street.
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the scene on humboldt avenue where this happened just before 9 p.m. both were taken to the hospital with very serious injuries. you. >> reporter: yes, and they are fighting for their lives this morning. in terms of the area where this happened. i will move out of the way little bit down the street in that area where the bus is about to turn. the area where that happened. you can see tire marks on the ground near that spot. police are still working to figure out how that happened. look at this video the scene at humboldt avenue at martin luther king, jr. boulevard as police investigate the crash. it happened a quarter to 9:00. according to police, a mother was crossing the street with her 5-month-old daughter in her arms and hit by the vehicle. the driver immediately got out of the car and tried to help the two. >> off cooperative motorist at this time did stop and try render assistance and made themselves known to the boston police. >> reporter: the mother and daughter was taken to boston medical center with head trauma medical center with head trauma.
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live in the area. from where i am, two apartment complexes on either side of this street. again, police not saying where this mother and daughter are from, but they are working to investigate this, and coming up next hour, we will tell you about some of the other resources they are looking at as they continue with the investigation. live in roxbury, catherine parrotta, fox25 morning news. 6:7. also developing this morning. classes at umass amherst will go on as normal as police search for two gunman that sparked a scare. police issued a shelter in had police issued a shelter in had-place order. skyfox over campus as this was breaking over 6 p.m. news. someone assaulted a student inside the dorm after 5:00. after the incident, callers to 911 said two attackers left the dorm and one was carrying the gun. officers searched the campus now men were found. studentsed any their dorms and checked for updates in social media.
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there were cops in the hallway. >> before i knew alarms going off everywhere and i am getting emergency texts. >> gene: police don't believe the suspects were umass students. the victim was cut in the head and taken to a local hospital. we will take you live to campus at 6:30 at 6:30. new the 6:00, police had to use the jaws of thrive get two people out of this car in winthrop. the car crashed into a cab and pinned the two people in the car inside. we got the video about an hour ago. our photographer on scene said the car was wedged between a fence and a fire hydrant. to see how bad the damage was. no word on how serious their injuries are. new this morning, take a look at this video, police arrest a driver after he managed to run away from this bad crash in leominster. the driver ran a stop sign. police tried to pull him over but he sped away. a few minutes later police found this car mangled split right in half. they eventually arrested him
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near the market basket and sears town mall. this morning police are still searching for a man and woman accused of trying to stab a police officer with a syringe and taking off. police are looking for michael guth row and jacqueline purr fee. police tried to pull guth row over and say he tried to stab an officer. when police chased him he lost control of his car and crashed into two utility poles. the man that helped the officer described what he saw. >> i know his leg was hurting because when to try pick him up because when to try pick him up, he was unable to walk. so i grabbed his legs and the so i grabbed his legs and a pedestrian that was helping us out too grabbed his arms, and we carried him over here. >> gene: the honda the pair was driving in was last seen in east boston. the officer sent to mass general for cuts, bruises and a concussion, but he is expected to be okay. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. right now if you were using 93 south. you are looking at a 21-minute commute from 495 in andover down to the zakim bridge.
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teens. for the next couple of hours. 13 degrees with clear skies. 16 by 7:00 this morning. by 8 a.m., 19 degrees. see what time the 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s are back in the next couple of days when we come back. the pope takes aim at donald trump. and the gop front runner fires back. new this morning, trump is backtracking what he said about the pontiff last night during the town hall meeting. but first, fox25 investigates uncovers new information of a bus driver
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what the drivers are telling us good morning. fox25 investigates uncovers new concerns -- pardon me -- about the school bus driver accused of driving drunk. last week, skyfox was over the scene of the school bus with wires hanging continue to after it crashed in dudley. all of the children did make it out safely, but the driver was arrested. fox25's robert goulston says it wasn't the first time some believe that the driver was drunk on the job. >> reporter: he is accused of being four times over the limit when he backed the bus into a pole. this school employee wanted his identity protected.
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stumbling through the bus yard. slurred speech. a lot of things. >> reporter: fox25 investigates that police have received multiple reports since the crash of him previously drink crash of him previously drinking on the job. the chief telling us, we are looking into the driver's activities, before, during and after the incident as it relates to the offense. we are certainly open to anyone who may have had information to add, and we will be in contact with the involved agencies if the situation warrants. the school bus company employee believes the bus company did not respond to previous reports not respond to previous reports. >> they have children on the buses so they need to keep them safe and that is in the number one goal. >> reporter: first student says that is not the case issuing this staple. we have not received any drinking or driving reports about the driver. we have a zero tolerance for that behavior. we have initiated the termination process for him because this is an ongoing investigation. we can not comment further on the case. we tried him at his home. a man did answer when we called
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the employees are sharing their concerns in hopes that it helps change their procedures. >> they need to make better if someone reports something they need to report it to the police station and not just take it into their own hands. >> reporter: we reached out to the district in dudley to see if they had gotten any previous reports but we have not heard back. in dudley, robert goulston, station news. a road rage incident leads police to find gun on a local college campus. wellfleet police say this is the gun found in a car mass bay community college. stawd ent was involved inform a road rage incident on route 9. the victim said a man threatened them with the gun. they used the license plate to determine that it was linked to a student at mass bay. these two are facing charges accused of driving drunk in webster. the worcester telegram reports that a police officer was at a gas station and saw the two hit a street sign. the woman was driving and watched at the two got out and looked at the damage and then the man got into the front seat
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the officer caught up with them and arrested them. they will be in court in april on charges of driving under the influence. it is now 6:16 on this friday. good morning, everyone. amtrak signal system failure has been resolved. we broke that news for you at 5 we broke that news for you at 5:30 this morning. michael henrich will have more details. commuter rail train also service south station. it that is alleviating the fears that commuters had after the headlike yesterday. expressway moving along average speeds of 16 miles per hour past granite avenue and over to columbia road. pike still open from framingham through the weston tolls into the allston opinion brighton area. moderate volume eastbound through brighton. 19 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 22 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. 11 minutes on 128 northbound from university ave in westwood to the weston tolls.
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shiri, after a cold, sunny start to the day, snow is back tonight. >> shiri: yeah, snow coming back tonight and will miss the evening commute more friday night plans those out very late tonight could see some impacts. cold and clear to get your friday started. we have night snow coming back. real patchy and will change over to a couple of sprinkles and some rain showers here early saturday and, again, late on saturday middle of the day were that will be your best timing for some saturday outdoor plans. 21 degrees right now in boston starting out your morning mostly clear. a little bit of a wind chill. currently feels like 11 degrees when you factor in the breeze. by 8 a.m., 23 degrees. by 10 a.m., 30 degrees. we head into the mid-30s by lunchtime. near 40 degrees later on this afternoon as the clouds start to roll in. boston at 40, plymouth at 40, norwood and framingham at 43 degrees. 39 in worcester today. 39 in keene, new hampshire. 35 in hyannis.
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is going to move toward us. bringing in a lot of warm air. even during the overnight hours tonight. we will start warming up which is why we see a change from snow to rain. time this out for you because the first stop that we got was this afternoon because clouds will start to increase. this is 1 p.m. today. still looking good out there. at first the clouds will be high and thin and will thicken in time for the evening commute in time for the evening commute. and about 7 to 10:00 tonight that we see the first indication of snow in western new england. a brand-new update to future cast that has less snow than the previous one. i will warn you at 10:00 that we have the risk for some flurries or some light snow say out forward worcester or into southern new hampshire during the overnight hours. a couple of bands of snow passing on through. not an all-night snow, guys but a few times where we could pick up a little accumulation, but by 6, 7:00 tomorrow morning, it is already going to be changing from south north to rain showers. so that lichlts us to only a coating of snow possible south
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up to 2 inches north of the mass pike overnight depending on where we get the snow. tomorrow in boston, 50 degrees. 47 in plymouth. 50 in beverly. 47 in worcester. followed by 50 in nashua on sunday. 51 in boston. 54, plymouth. and 55 in foxborough. things are heating up through the weekend. we will start off tomorrow morning with damp weather in place as we see that little coating of snow and wet weather on top of it. it is going to be breezy and winds will be gusting from 20 to 40 miles per hour in lynn out to the cape where those winds will be strongest. middle of the day when you get breaks in the clouds. by evening, we have got another risk for couple of sprinkles and flurries on saturday night. sunday features on and off clouds. no big weather makers in the work for the daylight hours. and sunday night, you see how this those clouds are beefing up. we have an opportunity for snow showers as we head into the monday morning commute.
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know -- we are a little bit far off to talk specifics now, but here you can see that glancing blow by snow if it gets any closer though. we will see a higher impact event. so we are looking into it now. we can very well be talking a couple of inches of snow on the ground as people are headed into work on monday. tuesday, increase clouds that lead to overnight snow. changing to heavy rain and snow on wednesday. depending on how close to the coast you are. still a bunch that we are iron still a bunch that we are ironing out with that system as well. turns pretty pwhild a high of 46 45 degrees and winding down on thursday morning and high of 38 which is normal this time of year. back to you, guys. this video may maybe you seasick. rough seas off the cape. u.s. coast guard posted this video. a chatham-based boat taking on huge waves during training. surf pushes the front of the boat up in the air. it has been watched thousands of timesline. 6:20.
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breaking out in at 6:30. big board full of good news if you were just waking up. the commuter trains are on schedule this morning. the amherst signal that caused all the delays were fixed just after 5:00. so we are keeping an eye on service as the trains get rolling, and hopefully everything will be smooth sailing this morning. and thank you so much for joining us, everybody. governor baker set to join us live in just minutes to talk about the commuter rail investigation. what happens with that today and meanwhile, it is the coldest day of the workweek, and thankfully the trains are
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>> gene: poem don't have to stand out and wait. >> julie: . >> shiri: fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly. temperatures are 9 degrees cooler than it was yesterday morning at this very same time. 16 degrees cooler in nashua. we have been sitting there since 4 a.m. a lot of the burbs have fallen. wellfleet down to 14. burlington 14. sharon, 16. norton, 18. so you can see the teens continuing into central mass and southern new hampshire. good morning to you in worcester at 18 degrees or amherst new hampshire. the lower teens right now. marshfield down to plymouth down to sandwich. 20s on the maps and 30st 20s on the maps and 30 30s for the outer cape and a little cloud cover over southeastern massachusetts and that is acting like your blanket. helping to hold in heat. wherever we have the clear skies we are the coolest. 21 in boston up to 36 degrees at noon. 3 p.m. 40 degrees.
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not until 7:00 that we have got the slight chance of some snow. i will show you the more likely time frame where we get a little bit of snow changing over to rain in a couple of minutes. for now, gene, sara, back to you. we continue to follow breaking news. the commuter problem that caused all the problems have been fixed which means service is back to normal. >> sara: julie grauert standing by with the new information that the t is putting out to riders right now julie really the headline is trains are resuming service to south station. tweets from the commuter rail show that the signal issue has been resolved, so trains will depart and arrive into south station on the regular schedule. if other issues pop up are, i will be sure to let you know. a few of the other lines are running a few minutes late, but not connected to this signal issue that caused so many problems. new accident on 24 nbc new accident on 24 northbound in randolph right at 128. starting to back things up a little bit. otherwise, slow on the expressway right around granite avenue.
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live look at the expressway as you make your way past freeport street. things moving along at a pretty difficult pace. live drive times. 12 minutes from the braintree split to the columbia road. 2 minutes from 124 to 128. 25 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. back to you. back to our breaking news this morning. commuters are crossing their fingers at overnight repairs will make sure that they have a much better commute this morning. >> fox25's michael henrich continues our team coverage from south station where the big board says everything is on time, michael. >> reporter: what a nice contrast. it looks good on thyme here at south station. and yesterday, that was far from the case. many of the trains not getting to south station. not leaving from south station as we have been reporting since the problems began 24 hours ago the problems began 24 hours ago. in the last few minutes, i did hear back from the amtrak spokesperson who said overnight crews did fix this broken
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that was in response to my question of what time exactly this issue was resolved. we, of course, brought to you as breaking news a little more than an hour ago. that amherst spokesperson is going to make himself available for an interview shortly and we will ask more of those technical questions about why this issue happened to -- to occur, and what they had to do to resolve it. might happen again. i want to show you pictures tweeted out by the mbta in fact fact. the spokesperson for the mbta. we have been showing you these because it traelly illustrates what the problem was. it shows the actual signal when it was broken. the mbta says all commuter rail lines that julie mentioned will come to south station as normal come to south station as normal. commuters already coming off of their commute this morning spoke to me very briefly. i interviewed one woman on camera in the middle of editing that and will get that to us in 30 minutes. her commute was fine. she started driving into the
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but then she found out about the resumption of regular service, and she and her husband pulled off at the next commuter rail stop and ended up coming into south station as they normally would have. but after yesterday, they were scared off from using the commuter rail and did initially start driving in. again, we will work on that interview. we are working to get that interview again with the amtrak spokesperson as well. we will have a lot more for you coming up in 30 minutes. live in boston south fox25. on the phone live with us now go governor charlie baker. when did you find out the signal problem was corrected and what is your level of confidence of a smooth morning commute. >> i heard about it around 5:30 this morning. and we have been having pretty regular calls from the folks with amtrak and the mbta over the course of last -- late into last night and dark and early this morning. i feel pretty good that the fix
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work through today, but obviously for us the big issue is resiliency of the backup system, that sort of thing that we want to talk about today and make sure that we get through the commute today and into the beginning of next week, we want to know more about why -- why the original attempt to fix this when it happened didn't work, and what we can do to make sure that it doesn't happen again. >> governor, this is a new amtrak system that is supposed to be reliable. what are your thoughts about that. >> that is the question that we will be asking them. that this is a big upgrade from the -- from the older more mechanical signals and switches that existed before. it is very complex piece of technology, and -- and the software in it was supposed to mean that once it went -- if it went down and a circumstance like this you could reboot it.
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the part that we are going to want to talk to the folks at amtrak going forward. >> gene: anything in the works to, i don't know, compensate or make up to commuters what happened yesterday? >>caller: know, we want -- we are focused on getting through today. we will talk to the folks with amtrak. i think for today the goal is to focus on the commute and make sure that people have a relatively uneventful ride in and out of the city. >> sara: i imagine frustrating for you yesterday as well going back to that because amtrak knew about this at 5 a.m., but the mbta didn't know about it until 6 a.m. is that going to be part of your investigation as well? >>caller: well, that was -- that is one of the things we spoke with them about yesterday was the fact that they knew -- the fact that they knew about it at 5:00. we found out about it at 6:00 and we had to basically scramble to put a plan b in place to deal with it, and spent most of yesterday
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found out we weren't going to be able to provide people access to south fox25. and literally spent a good part of last night late into the evening restructuring how we were going to handle the commute this morning. a lot of scrambling going on for the past 24 hours for riders and for their families and for businesses and the people at amtrak. to their credit, they sent people up to massachusetts from -- from maryland last night who got to boston around 8:00 and went to work directly from there and most of the night working to fix this problem. but obviously from our point of view one of the things we want top do when we get through all this is the communication issues on this as well as the getting it fixed issues. >> gene: massachusetts governor charlie baker. appreciate your time, governor and stay on top of the morning commute.
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south station is open and available. >> gene: we will be doing that all morning, governor call thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> gene: as you said south station is open. it is working. that system -- the signal problems have been rectified. so running on time. should abnormal commute. we will be keeping an eye on that for you. the investigation into what went wrong and to make sure that that doesn't happen again and if there is any compensation to t riders, that will be something that will be looked at over the coming days. >> sara: promising news this morning and the system will be tested as the rush hour begins. we will be following it and alert to you any problems on the trains or the roads. julie grauert will be back in just a few moments with those drive times. 6:39 now. we continue to follow developing news. the security scare put an entire campus into lockdown. two men with a gun attacked a student inside a dorm. jessica reyes live at the amherst campus and parents and police want to know how someone with a gun could get into the
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campus, jess. >> reporter: they do, gene, and right now police are working to answer that question. this morning as we speak, students here are waking up after the school's first-ever shelter-in-place order was issued last night. the campus police department. they tell us they are still searching for the two suspects and this morning students say all they want is answers. >> it was definitely very scary being locked in our rooms and not knowing exactly what was going on or where the suspects were. a massive police response at umass amherst after two men with guns assault a student inside a pierpont dorm. >> we heard screams outside, like behind pierpont and tons of cops coming in, fire trucks, ambulances. >> reporter: police tell fox25 it all started around 5:15 when they got several calls of a suspect seen running from the dorm with a gun. >> we are confident that they
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they were here from out of town to target that particular student. >> reporter: a shelter in place was issued across campus. students tell us that the whole ordeal was terrifying. >> i saw a facebook post where my friend said she went to the nearest building and hid in the closet. >> reporter: that victim had an injury to his head and taken to the nearby hospital. expected to survive but this morning all students want are answers. >> i am happy that no one got hurt. >> reporter: and perhaps even more ancient than students this morning are their parents. last night campus police say there should be an update this morning around 10. we will continue to check in with them and the school's news desk as to exactly when that update is going to happen. as soon as we know, we will let you know right away. live in amherst, jessica reyes, fox25 morning news. we track traffic and weather every ten minutes. the amtrak signal station has been fixed. shiri. >> shiri: a low risk of snow
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over to rain tomorrow. both in the morning and evening on saturday, i am going to time out some showers in just a couple of minutes of. well, roads always take a beating after a rough winter. coming up at 7:00, the new car that claims they have pothole protection.
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back at :45. donald trump dialing back his sharp criticism of pope francis francis. politicians like trump who support building a wall on the u.s. border with mexico. the pontiff said a person who considers building walls is not christian. trump said it was disgraceful for a will he jij for a will he lidge justice leader to question a person's faith. billionaire took a different tone about the pope's comments. >> i think he said something much softer than what was
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i think he heard one side of the story which was probably by the mexican government. >> gene: trump went on to say he has a lot of respect for the pope and thinks the pontiff is doing a very good job. the south carolina's presidential primary, trump is leads in the polls. the latest fox news poll show trump heeding with 32%. ted cruz falling behind with 19%. marco rubio in third with 15%. the democratic primary in south carolina is over a week away. that race is not as close. the latest polls out of south carolina show that hillary clinton has 53% support compared to bernie sanders with 31%. clinton has been rallying supporters in las vegas. it. s it is close. cloneton is 1% ahead of republican bernie sanders. the caucus in nevada will take place next weekend. we will be watching the results and will have the results tomorrow night during the fox25
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tots, the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia will lie in repose in the supreme court's great hall. the court will also meet for the first time since scalia's death. president obama and the first lady are expected to pay their respects today, but president obama will not attend the funeral this weekend. good morning, everyone. welcome back. want to update you, of course, if you are just joining us. great news on the commuter rail. amtrak signal issue has been resolved. so all south station trains are departing and arriving on schedule into south station. and a huge step in the right direction. route 3 moving along fine from rockland past route 18 to the split. 24 seeing delays from an earlier accident at 128. and those delays stretching back to 139 in the randolph area, and expressway still slow around granite avenue. i do want to take you out to live pictures from skyfox. this is a new accident. it is at 24 northbound at route 1 39.
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shoulder is blocked. and it is really slowing things down as people tap the break and give them enough room. none of the main lanes have been closed off yet, but it is still a bit of a nuisance this morning. live drive times. 10 minutes on 3 from 228 to the split. 28 minutes on 24 from 128. 11 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the columbia road. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now and shiri, this morning we are dealing with the coldest temperatures of the workweek. >> shiri: cold and sunny. we got the good, we got the bad. tomorrow, snow is back in the picture. tomorrow will change over to rain and for most of you the change will happen by the time you open your eye inspection worcester, 18 degrees to get your friday started. fitchburg, 13. 9 in keene, new hampshire. portsmouth at 15. it 17, norwood. 17 in plymouth and 30s for the cape and here is boston at 21 degrees. seeing that nice, bright sunshine. winds take winds taking a bit of a break as well, and the winds should
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under 10 miles per hour. so let's take a look at those temperatures. 22 degrees by 8 a.m. here. 10 a.m., 31 degrees. 38 by noontime today. and into the afternoon lower 40s in and around boston and norwood -- that was actually norwood. we actually get into the -- into the lower 40s. temperatures are warmer than they were yesterday in many spots. you can see increasing clouds here for the afternoon and eventually it is going to pull in the chance for snow. i was just looking at some brand-new information. i am going to go with an onset time for snow at about midnight tonight. that is when we have the best chance of bands of snow coming through. ahead of that you might see one or two flurries this evening but nothing that will stick. your best bet for getting passing snowflakes in boston between midnight and 2 a.m. notice notice from south to north, over to rain by 7:00 tomorrow morning and because south winds coming in very breezy, gusting 30, even 40 miles per hour. that is carrying a lot of heat with it. so that is going to continue to
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close to 50 degrees during the day tomorrow. middle of the day looking a okay. saturday at noontime. noontime breaks in the clouds. by evening, clouds thicken back up. a couple of sprinkles or flurries on saturday night and by sunday, on and off cloud cover that will continue through the day, but it does stay dry. it is really not until we hit the overnight hours that we are going to have to bring back the risk for some sunday night snow. this is a look at the high temperatures today from 40 in boston to 42 in bedford and lawrence. portsmouth, new hampshire. also in worcester. overnight, we have snow south of boston, but to the north of the mass pike here, a coating to 2 inches of snow possible depending on where we get the stronger bands. better chance you get some accumulation in central or northern new england over the weekend. there are your 350s both day in boston. seven-day forecast with the weekend always in view and we will have to watch for late sunday night into monday morning. some passing snow showers here. even indication we could get slapped with a little bit more
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screen there for the monday morn commute. not until over in not until overnight that we get rain and snow. heavy at times through the day on wednesday. back to you. >> sara: all right, shiri. the boston pops have revealed their 2016 season. a man better known as an actor and producer is kicking thing off. seth mcfarland will be featured on may 6, opening night. he is known for work on "family guy" and the "ted" movies and he sings too. mostly the standards. also on the agenda this summer, broadway star seten foster and schultz from the band boston. tickets go on sale on the 22nd. a helicopter makes a splash landing with a family on board. coming up, the startling video of the crash and what investigators are saying this morning. plus, we continue to follow riders wake up and head to work. amtrak says the problem has
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three of the five went to the hospital and family of four were those on board, still no word what caused all of this. looks like everybody will be but the national transportation safety board says they will send a team to the crash side to investigate. gene: school bus driver off the job after a train nearly slams into the back of her bus full of students. look at how close the train is to the bus. this is cell phone video taken out of texas captured by a student on board. incredibly close to that bus. the district says the driver was supposed to stop at least 15 feet from the track, open the door and listen for a train. the school district says they have fired the driver. however, the driver's daughter posted on facebook her mother resigned. she says her mother was dedicated driver for 20 years and was bullied by the student. >> sara: today a texas teen who pled to mexico to avoid going to jail may have his case transferred to adult court. in 2013 ethan couch was convicted by a juvenile judge of
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drunk driving crash in texas. he only received probation because his rich parents made him irresponsible. he was violating probation after attending a party where alcohol was served. couch could be sentenced to 120 days in jail for the probation violation. sara: security will be a problem at miami concert this april. members of fraternal order of police in miami say they will not work security at her concert they say her new song formation which she was at super bowl promoted antipolice message. they urged all police officers everywhere to boycott her concerts. no word if the boycott applies to all police officers in miami, but local news stations in tampa, they reported that no local cops have signed up yet to work her concert. she is due to perform at
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>> gene: 6:56. breaking news for computers across the region and exactly what they should want to hear. problem with the commuter line were fixed less than two hours ago. live at south station getting new details for amtrak about the source of all the headaches. >> sara: >> shiri: we got snow, accumulation and snow in the forecast the next 24 hours. i will time it out for you next. >> sara: young mother hit by car while holding baby girl.
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told us at the scene abo >> sara: breaking at seven, the big board says the trains are on schedule. that news breaking at 5:30 this morning. team coverage on overnight fix that should make the friday commute a lot smoother. >> sara: mother and baby are injured after being struck by car in roxbury. new this hour residents describe what he saw at the scene. >> gene: plus the hunt continues for two men that got into the dorm at the state's biggest college. investigation as students head back to class this morning. we are live on campus. complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody, friday, february 19th, hope your morning off to a fact start. we appreciate you being with us this morning, i'm gene lavanchy. >> sara: i'm sara underwood. the big story is good news for the commute. trains are rolling at south

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