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>> michael: power lines on the ground and entire town lost electron this morning. efforts to get people back online as rain and wind remains an issue. >> sara: damage around the region as thousands of people waiting for the lights to come back on. complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody, it is february 25th , hope your morning is off to a great start, i'm gene lavanchy. >> sara: i'm sara underwood. we are in the quiet before the next round of weather moves in, lots of people tweeting very early this morning as the up. >> gene: power storms left destruction across the area and clean-up in the boston and south shore and julie grauert keeping eye on the road and debris
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shiri spear in the stormtracker weather center and high wind will return later today. >> shiri: they are. we have gusty conditions for the afternoon and time being we are in decent shape. notice that we have a couple spot showers going up 93 and 95 right now, but outer cape where we have most of the showers. most of the rain is really pulling away from us. i want to point out it is incredibly warm, temperatures close to 60 , as far as gusts go i have drizzle in boston with 33 miles per hour gusts, but the gusts have lightened so much. they were gusting 60, 70, 80 miles per hour this morning with the stronger storms pulling through. plymouth 24 miles per hour gusts, chatham 33 miles per hour gusts, and you could see the band of rain covering the outer cape down to nantucket right now as we look into central massachusetts, dry, cloudy and the gusts have really come to an end. we had a couple last hour in worcester, but so far so good and things start to quiet town. by 8:00 a.m., i wouldn't be
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south shore, still had a couple of pockets out there coming to end by late-morning and lunchtime rolls around with breaks in the clouds and this afternoon pop-up showers, they are not going to be intense like the overnight storms were. these are going to be a handful of lighter showers but also stronger winds. so temperatures today 50 to 60, really warm into the afternoon showers, showers winding down and again tracking the strong afternoon gusts. let's go you over to julie grauert. julie has been pretty busy keeping an eye on problem spots. >> one of the prop spots new accident, 128 southbound right before the pike in weston. you could see the traffic flow starting to back up slightly into the waltham area. somerville. do want to remind you still have closure on route 9 on speen street in natick and downed power lines came during the intense wind and rain and depour in place because right now those
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live look at brighton right now, pretty moderate through brighton 34 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike, 46 minutes on 128 southbound from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. sara and gene, back to you. >> sara: all right, julie. incredible video from the south shore shows just how dangerous the situation was overnight. power lines smoking on wet road before repair crews arrived right around 5:00 a.m. fox25 michael henrich is following the progress in marshfield where at the height of the storm, michael, the entire town was in the dark. >> michael: yes. 12,000 or so eversource customers all in marshfield all without power as of 3:00 this morning. right now 2,000 customers, 2,000 homes, people waking up without electricity here at this hour. right now the rest of the town of marshfield is in fairly good shape. the tree department has cut down all the debris that was in the
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see puddling up on the roads which you're going to have after getting heavy rain. all in all it doesn't compare to what we saw about 90 minutes ago right on church street. look at that video again of that power line down on the wet roadway. very unsettling to see it sparking like that when we initially got there just the fire department was there blocking off the road so nobody drove over that live wire, and thankfully they were there. and eversource crews then showed up, of course, and did what they needed to do to take care of the situation. but it is still evolving, still so many people waking up today without electricity, not only here in marshfield but around massachusetts and so we are going to follow it closely and get updates on what's causing this in addition to what we expect any lingering issues, and of course, get you answers as soon as possible. for now live in marshfield, michael henrich, fox25 news. >> sara: updating power outage numbers right now, changes in the last half hour.
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businesses are in the dark this morning in the eastern part of massachusetts. more than 1,000 national grid customers in chelmsford just had the lights turned back on, but there's still a large outage in billerica. eversource is still dealing with that problem in marshfield and there's a new outage impacting more than 1,000 customers in hopkinton. >> gene: destructive limbs in dorchester where a huge tree toppled into a house. fox25 catherine parrotta is there for us this morning, and crews are working on it, catherine. they tell you that they have been slammed all morning. >> catherine: crews have already been out through the streets of dorchester this morning, and they told me when i spoke with them a couple hours ago that was the worst they had seen, but they did anticipate more people would be discovering damage as they woke up and came outside and lights started coming up here this morning. but as for this house here, this is 69 milton ave here in dorchester, and you could see the branch, the tree draped in
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look to the side, you could see where all of that came from. you could see the trunk of the tree sticking up out of the ground and right where it was severed where the tree split off and over along top of the home there you see damage as well. now, this is a home with three apartments inside. fortunately nobody was injured but we spoke with the husband of the owner of the building. here is what he said. take a listen. >> i don't see it. some tree drop on there. >> catherine: quite a surprise for him, and he said that fortunately this didn't come through the window because they are actually asleep right there on the second floor and said one part of the house they were getting water. fortunately the rain seemed to have tapered off for a bit now and you will hear more from the owner of the building coming up next half hour. live in dorchester, catherine parrotta, fox 25 news. >> sara: a cambridge man headed to the body shop after
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down on to the car. the windshield is shattered and roof nearly caved in. this happened at callender street and dodge street and he woke up to officer knocking on the door telling him about the crash. he says it is unfortunate but knows thing could have been worse. >> sucks. but, you know, at least no one was in there. no one got hurt. work with what you got. >> sara: he says he has never seen winds this strong in cambridge before. sara: concord police tweeting this image out about an hour ago. trees and power lines down across the lindsay pond road. crews are out there working to clear the mess right now. sara: if you are heading out, be sure to download the latest weather app. you can get the latest on the storms as they move through the area. shiri will be back in a few moments and as look ahead you can plan your day. >> gene: brockton family is shaken.
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three shots into the home nearly killing the little boy. the family's three sons were sleeping, another shot hit the house and third hit neighbor's car. the father of the boy spoke with fox 25 last night. he showed us how close the bullet came to striking seven-year-old son. >> if come at this point, it could have been happened and could have killed him. >> gene: so far police do not have any suspects. >> sara: we are learning more this morning about the cambridge police officer accused of hitting a woman on a bike with his car and then taking off. fox25 investigates first broke the story on monday, and we have learned that the officer involved is ryan callinan. witnesses say callinan was not in uniform and was driving his own truck when it happened. callinan is five year veteran of the force and iraqi war vet. his superiors say it is one of the best they had. >> it is tragic, it really is. it break your heart when
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>> sara: officer callinan is on paid administrative leave. his superiors say they haven't had contact with him since the incident. >> gene: holbrook mother has been found safe and sound. judith sales was found at connecticut mall after someone recognized her car and called police. on monday relatives called police when she never picked up her son-year-old son from the daycare. the globe requested she was in good health but requested to go to the hospital. gene: police say they haven't found any clues searching for zachary marr. he was in boston celebrating his birthday when he disappeared. surveillance video led police to believe marr fell in water near north station. the dive team continued the seven later this week. >> sara: family will sue boston children's hospital because doctors put their custody. the family of justina pelletier claims she suffered emotional pain for the 18 months that she
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in 2013 the hospital had dcf take custody of the teen. her parents said doctors at tufts medical diagnosed justina with a rare disease, but doctors at children's said the condition was psychological, and that justina was being abused. the teen was eventually returned to her family. >> julie: we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. if you are getting ready to use the expressway, looking at commute that will probably have a few branches out there, it will set you back 16 minutes from the braintree split to morrissey boulevard. shiri? >> shiri: showers starting to dwindle, mostly over the outer cape and in the boston area be advised still going to have wet spots and still have the potential for one or two showers through 8:00 in the morning in boston itself. temperature 57 now, 56 at 8:00 a.m. and by 9:00 a.m. 56 and time as today's cooldown another batch of showers and strong winds coming up. >> sara: e-mail alert has been
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coming up at 7:30, the local college campus where police are searching for a serial flasher. >> daniel: plus his law office was raided by fbi days ago. the new twist in the federal investigation into embattled
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state senator. look at why the project could lead to criminal charges. >> daniel: last week fox25 was first to show federal agents raiding the office of state senator brian joyce. they removed boxes of evidence in canton. the search was part of joint investigation with the internal revenue service. this morning the globe reports federal prosecutors have consigned a grand jury to investigate the state senator's involvement and solar project at stonehill college in easton. joyce's law firm represented the college and company which installed nearly 9,000 solar panels. now, at the same time the milton democratic supported a law which helped clean energy projects connect to the state power grid and joyce also been the focus of two ethics investigations on beacon hill. on tuesday he announced he would not seek re-election when his current term ends. yesterday governor charlie baker who has called for joyce to be investigated by the ethics committee stopped short of
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>> i think senator joyce should make his own column and not running is his decision. >> daniel: last year he admitted to uses thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay for son's graduation party, and local dry cleaner tells fox25 the state senator has received thousands of dollars in free services in return for legal work. now, the state senator denies any wrongdoing. yesterday he did not respond to our request for comment as well as the globe's. we will continue to follow the story for you all morning. in the newsroom, i'm daniel miller, fox25 news. >> sara: tonight remaining five republican candidates for president will come together in texas for the final debate for number of states open the polls
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supertuesday is this tuesday march 1st and more than dozen states will hold primaries and caucuses including massachusetts. sara: mitt romney told fox news he bees there's a bombshell in trump's tax history. he insinuated trump may not be as wealthy as he claims. trump tweeted, quote, mitt romney who totally blew an election that should have been won and tax returned made him look like a fool is now playing tough guy. romney has not responded. sara: senator minority leader harry reid will back hillary clinton and fox25 has you covered for politics.
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coverage on air, on app and online at myfoxboston.com. >> gene: 7:16. president obama may surprise everyone when he announces the nominee for the supreme court. he says he is looking at republican to replace justice antonin scalia. according to source nevada governor brian sandoval is being vetted for the nomination. he is a former federal judge and spokesperson for sandoval say they have not spoken with the white house about a potential nomination. >> julie: route 28 mcgrath highway, approach somerville in cambridge area and be careful as you head out this morning, you may find unexpected things on the road like power cables like tree branches from the heavy wind and rain overnight. we still have a road closure at route 9, this is at speen street in natick. that's because of downed power lines. live look at pike through
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increase and don't see hit or miss volume until 7:45, 8:00 hour. live drive time, 52 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector, 41 minutes on 128 southbound frost route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now and as you step out the door, you may not be drenched like you were earlier today, but not all the threats are over yet. >> still going to be breezy all day long and wind actually get stronger again in southeastern massachusetts. low risk of any showers but with the showers that we see this morning, you can probably feel it is humid, kind of feels summer like, we have the slight risk that we will get an isolated lightning strike. looking pretty good. you know, when i set the camera angles out toward hull and hingham and weymouth, you could see that's drying up in a jeff and looking pretty good in and around the boston area.
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bit of showers, 57 in boston, didn't set a record, i think the record is 65 in boston today for your high. we did get up to 61 this morning before the sun even came up, and we got a couple showers to go over southeastern massachusetts, but winds were the big problem this morning. the whole reason behind a severe thunderstorm warning is the dangerous winds attached to them not the fact that there's any lightning or thunder or rain that goes along with any thunderstorm but wind gust 83 miles per hour, blue hills 74, these are hurricane force gusts in boston, 69 miles per hour, 61 chestnut hills, so it was incredibly windy this morning, and we are still cleaning up from some of that wind.com. these are estimated wind gusts at 9:00 this morning, just pointing out we could easily see some 20, 30, if not 40 miles per hour wind gusts still out there, strongest ones most likely down
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where we have lingering clouds and patchy showers dealing with during the evening commute and dinner time tonight, but this isn't the heavy rain we had overnight, going to be widespread, going to be very hit or miss style. see this, begins close to 50 miles per hour down across southeastern massachusetts, and that's my concern over the winds, and that's why i haven't dropped that threat quite down to low yet. i will hold it in the moderate category. wind advisory in effect until 7:00 this evening, south shore, southcoast, cape and islands, for the gusts 50 miles per hour today, and although they take a little bit of break here early morning and late afternoon, they will come back into play early afternoon and evening. 56 at 9:00 a.m. drops to 54 at 11:00 a.m. then kind of hang out in the mid and low 50s most of the day and backwards and cooling down as we go, beverly 55, lawrence
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51 in plymouth this afternoon. 30s are back tonight. we got a couple sprinkles out there during the overnight hours, even a couple flurries but dwindle by the time you wake up tomorrow morning, highs 60 this morning to high only 39 tomorrow. still breezy with on and off clouds, over the weekend start chilly with high 38 on saturday, and then feels like april again on sunday with high of 54 . watch out for50s on monday because it does come with more rain. back over to you. >> gene: 7:21. the panda's big belly.
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sox's owner john henry has >> gene: e-cigarette explodes in man's pants. runs outside, gas pump not a smart move and eventually the clerk uses the extinguisher and
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saw. >> bomb in pocket? >> gene: man is luck and expected to be okay. >> sara: video all over facebook. father in tears as someone described down's syndrome as illness. >> down's syndrome is literally one of the most beautiful things that's ever happened in my life. it is fun, it is brilliant, it is amazing, it is funny, it is kind, it is loving, it is cuddly they are great teachers, people with down's syndrome. it is not an illness. >> sara: rob scott was devastated he didn't say something to the important, so
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the video has been viewed nearly a million times. gene: another woman took matter into her own hands and found a kidney donor. woman has end stage renal failure and told in 2014 she needed new kidney but it could be three to six years of waiting on donor's list. she put up road sign saying i need a kidney before it is too late before potential volunteers to see if they were a match. >> that's what we did. we went in seven of a live donor and still amazed of number of people who don't have a clue who i am and give me piece of body to save me. >> gene: main waitress will be donating kidney to lisa next month. >> shiri: couple showers and after midday break found more of
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i will time it out next. >> jessica: 17-year-old killed in tragic car accident on way
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we are learning more as students >> sara: video from the camera on top of beacon hill studio in boston during the height of the
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hopefully you were sleeping. booms of thunder and lightning actually woke a lot of you up across the area. >> shiri: still breezy out there, not going to do damage, something you will definitely notice throughout the day and notice we have a couple sprinkles now popping up, acton up to pelham, new hampshire and middle and outer cape we have a couple pockets of brewster also watching it in nantucket, not
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lowell and same batch there and very light showers that i have in place, form of drizzle than anything else. 57 in boston, it was a really warm windy stormy overnight, we have already seen 60 today in the city. temperature dropping so 57 right now in boston, goes to 55 at noon, we basically stay there through the afternoon and expecting 55 at 3:00 p.m. and going to get windy again and then by 7:00 p.m. i got some more showers
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it is safe for drivers. >> julie: live look where since the live shot. drive times seeing a lot of red, 51 minutes on the pike eastbound right now from 495 to mass ave, 35 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike, almost an hour on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. gene and sara, back to you. >> sara: team coverage continues receipt now. fox25 michael henrich is live in marshfield town harbor and huge improvement with the number
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>> michael: losing power and any time you can get the number down to less than 200, dramatic improvement in less than two hours, wind was major factor in why that was happening and so many outages and little tool here daniel miller here actually lent it to me to show you to show you how strong the wind still blowing and right now seeing gusts upwards of 17 miles per hour, 18 miles per hour earlier just now live we nearly hit 16 miles per hour gusts. show you the results of some of those strong winds. power outage and couple hours ago, power line still live on the wet pavement over on church street presenting a dangerous situation to anybody who might have passed it. continue to work hard to find out and inform you rather when the end of the power outages
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michael henrich, fox25 news. >> sara: power is least of the concern where tree brought down where they were sleeping. fox25 catherine parrotta live outside the house. catherine, hard for them to even get out the front door right now >> catherine: step out of the way to look at porch and really get down the stairs and we have been speaking with residents by going over to the side of the home. this home owned by brother and sister and they lived with family members, three apartments in there, and they all got quite a shock when they heard this tree topple down in the middle of the night. however, we spoke with the husband and one of the residents and thankful this wasn't much worse. it wasn't wake-up ronald henry expected. swallowed up by the tree.
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after 1:00, timing somewhat ironic. >> falling limb, broken branches, garages, just natural low due to the high winds from last night. >> catherine: john michael tree service driving through and hit by fierce winds and thunderstorms that moved through overnight. this worker said this is the worst he has seen so far and that could change. >> right now everybody is just getting up. so really not sure until you wake up and trying to get kids off to school and take look. oh my god. >> catherine: long day for tree services. in process of hiring someone, navigating front porch is like a wooded trail and thankful the situation isn't as bad as it
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>> catherine: family taking it in stride and five minutes ago and teg us he moved here from jamaica a few years ago and never seen anything like this, especially in his own front yard you will hear from him in his next half hour, catherine parrotta, fox25 news. >> gene: latest on the storms as they move through the area. they are looking okay right now but shiri will be back and have update. >> sara: high school in barre after 17-year-old girl died on way to school. driving to school with her brother when crashed into a tree and he is now in serious condition. fox25 jessica reyes live in barre where students returning the first time without their friends, jess. >> jessica: hi, sara, good morning. students just returned to school
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and pretty tightknit relatively fall regional school here as students this morning did try to talk to some of them, all of them much to us and went back to school the very first time without their friend today. a tragic car accident takes the life of 17-year-old quabbin high school senior months away from graduating. >> everybody is talking about it it is going to be awkward. >> starting daily routine and driving on route 62 when brittany lost control of her car and hit a tree. brittany died on scene and this morning her brother, griffin, is listed in serious condition at worcester hospital. rogers siclose friend of griffin and says everyone here is praying for him and his family. >> when he wakes up he is probably going to be pretty upset about it.
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of tweets and e-mails from people and road is pretty dangerous and icy conditions were a factor and looking into whether or not brittany was speeding at the time. live in barre, i'm jessica reyes, fox25 news. >> 7:37. >> gene: grief counselors will be on hand where a student died days before the sixteenth birthday. police say a car hit and killed laura viera of east boston when walking through intersection of randolph tuesday night. viear was sophomore at another course to college pilot high school in brighton. friends remember her as bright girl with a promising future. >> surprising. good girl. never believed this kind of stuff would happen to her. >> gene: police have not charged the 21-year-old driver that hit her. officers say weather was also a factor in this crash. gene: man say this man
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while recovering man he hit remains in critical condition this morning. thomas mohan of weymouth accused of being drunk and on drugs when it happened on tuesday. police say alcohol level was about four times the legal limit and fell on his face while walking to police. we pulled mohan's driving record and found two pages of suspensions. >> sara: this morning students at brandeis university are being warned about a serial flasher. on tuesday night the man exposed himself to student on waltham campus and e-mail from the school it is the sixth incident since november. students we spoke with last night said there have been several others off campus as well. >> it was a little worrisome and legitimately walk down every night. >> sara: police say the flasher is 5'8", last seen wearing dark pants and white hoodie.
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casino in boston on hold this morning. city of somerville series of challenges $1.7 billion wynn casino development citing environmental health and they have canceled groundbreaking. >> today we are announcing we are announcing seven upcoming job fairs we are going to do in the first half of march. >> gene: wynn is canceling the job fair because official have imposed hiring freeze with 4,000 jobs related to construction on jobs related to construction on hold. wynn says it is still committed to building a casino even if it ends another legal battle and boston ended legal fight with casino last month. >> julie: we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. right now 93 south you're looking at commute of 54 minutes as you head from 495 in andover down to the zakim bridge. be careful of any fallen power lines and branches. shiri? >> shiri: winds not nearly as gusty, we are seeing winds gusting 33 miles per hour in
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stiff breeze but not strong enough to do any damage gusting into the 30s, over the cape and islands as well, and each of these dots where we have whipped whipped -- wind damage. >> gene: new line of superheroes that's smashing stereotypes. next the big boss weighs in on big controversy. how the red sox owner is defending t
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>> sara: daniel miller here with heartwarming story. >> daniel: only thing they ask for was help but received a lot more. more than 280 people to help the carol family after hitting rock bottom mike carol and family, they are slowly on their way
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mike was on ladder trimming a tree when disaster struck. two youngest boys with them and witnessed the horrific accident. mike explains what happened. >> limb turned and came in wrong direction and came toward me and i dropped out of the tree and i don't remember anything after that. >> mike was in coma for four weeks. the fall crushed three vertebra and left him paralyzed waist down and it was so much worse if wasn't for the generosity and strangers that helped them and nearly $60,000 has been raised on gofundme page and one anonymous donor donated $15,000. now, the money will go toward making family's home assessable and also need a new vehicle to fit his wheelchair. in the newsroom, daniel miller, fox25 news.
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wearing in on condition of the team's star third baseman. pablo sandoval many like he was overweight. the man known as kung fu panda coming off worst season as big leader and joshua cox says he is his weight. >> body fat now 17% and that's what we are looking for and don't think you will ever see and focus is on weight. >> gene: tom leyden and butch stearns are in fort myers and see report from jetblue park all week on fox25, also follow along on twitter and instagram and bonus coverage on social
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>> sara: our own idol hopeful gained high praise from j.lo and rest of the judges for her performance and weston native still needs america's approval. we will find out tonight if she will make the top ten. we have been following sanca since the very beginning so hopefully she will get those votes tonight. we are all rooting for her, joel. >> we will race home and turn on dvr's and best of luck. good morning, everyone. this road still closed. route 9, this is at speen street closed in both directions because of downed power lines from the heavy wind earlier this morning to natick, so you're seeing delays on 135 and then approaching route 9 and that's because the detours are in place slow on 93 south through medford into somerville and over to live look at route 1 in saugus, and it is bumper-to-bumper as you approach lynn fells parkway. live drive times, 40 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin, hour on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. nearly 40 minutes on 128
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peabody to the weston tolls. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now. shiri, recommending people grab that umbrella just in case we have spot showers this afternoon >> shiri: more of sprinkle than anything else but couple late day sprinkles and overnight tonight a couple of flurries far inland, and clouds actually break apart a little bit here for the middle of the day. i mean we are not going to bust out into full sunshine and should brighten up a little bit for lunchtime here before those afternoon and evening sprinkles really come into play. we have also got some more gusts that develop as we head into the afternoon in particular over southeastern massachusetts, but as this cold front holds away from us, it is pulling away the strong and severe thunderstorms that we had overnight. so we got a couple patches of sprinkle that i will keep track for you the rest of the morning and really just looking at cloudy set-up in most locations, steady rain continues out across the outer cape as expected but the significant rain is really done for now.
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inches of rain just since midnight last night. some of these totals pretty impressive, almost four inches of rain in garden coming in at 3.9 inches of rain overnight. that's what these almost tropical downpours brought us, springfield 2.27, just over two inches southwick, ashburnham, same in lunenburg over inch and a half and a lot of reports coming in far north and west of boston in central mass and western mass, but boston you got a solid soaking too. notice by noon time today, that's when we get a couple peaks of blue sky out there, clouds not going too far and down by a couple degrees, going to be middle 50s for lunch tile today, and as we hit the evening commute here as 5:00 p.m. it is about 50 in boston, beverly, down to norwood, 50 in bedford as well, and we got a couple of those showers out there. not going to be for everybody, turns a little cooler and
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bit of flurry action, mostly out across the mountains. wind advisory until 7:00 this evening over southeastern mass because winds are going to be pretty stiff today, wind sustained southwest, 25 to 35 miles per hour and going to see gusts 50 miles per hour and although it is not going to do the same amount of damage as overnight gusts 60, 70, 80 miles per hour, it is strong enough we still have concerns about maybe one or two spots seeing some downed tree limbs and further power outages. afternoon let's plan around 56 in lawrence, 55 in boston, 57 in norwood, 51 in worcester and 54 in manchester, new hampshire. tonight welcome back to the 30s, guys. i should say welcome back to february because that's what i have on tap tomorrow, no more of these almost april like temperatures. it is highs in the upper 30s here for friday with 37 in boston, 39 in norwood, 36 in lawrence and close to freezing tomorrow afternoon and worcester here is 7-day forecast with the
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it is just an incredible dropoff from 60 today to 39 for your high here tomorrow. over the weekend though we start out kind of chilly, you can see at at 38 , things warm up big time on sunday. but i will keep the weekend forecast dry. you can see 50s expected from boston to nashua over to worcester, plymouth, beverly, just really mild set-up for the second half. by monday 50s but with rain. back over to you. >> sara: local people were aboard the cruise ship when big waves were outside the cabin for most of the vacation. now at least one family wants answers. next ahead the new wave they are
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threatening social media moguls. 25 minute propaganda video full of threats directed at ceo of twitter and facebook. in the video the extremist shoot bullets through photos of mark zuckerberg and it is targeting them because they want to suspend. 10,000 facebook accounts and 5,000 twitter accounts have been suspended. sara: new reports apple begin working on new technology to make phones impenetrable and new security would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked phone, but it would also block apple from unblocking phones as well and comes after the fbi demanded that apple unlock the phone of san bernardino shooter, and yesterday the justice department demand they unblock nine
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>> gene: takata said they have known about problems for years according to documents. papers detail problems dating back until 2005 and continue all the way back into 2013 after recalls were already underway. affected. gene: startling new information out of hearing that examines sinking of cargo ship el faro. testimony revealed the coast guard did not believe the ship was at risk for sinking when first received a call for help and say somewhere problems arose while they were still preparing a response plan. the el faro sank during hurricane in october. 33 people on board died including three people from massachusetts. >> sara: embattled state senator already under fire for questionable behavior could be facing more serious federal charges. >> gene: coming up what we learned about last week's fbi raid inside his local law office.
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with fog and drizzle and drive home into the 60s and break
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gene: breathtaking site at >> michael: rain and wind remain an issue. >> sara: coast guard boat capsizes during the height of the storm. ongoing efforts right now to make sure everyone gets back to dry land. complete new england news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: now 8:00. good morning, everybody, thank you for being with us thursday morning, february 25th, i'm gene lavanchy. >> sara: team of reporters covering big story today including the severe weather that's swept through early this morning. fox25 meteorologist shiri spear in the stormtracker weather center where things have calmed down a bit, shiri, but not for long. >> shiri: nothing like we saw last night. in fact, you could see that we
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we are left with clouds out there. 56 right now in boston, 54 in worcester, 59 in nashua, 56 still in plymouth, 52 in chatham and we still got showers over the cape as well as nantucket. keep in mind a couple hours ago, we are at 60 . temperature are falling slightly behind the cold front that stirred up the severe weather. also want to point out we have slight reductions in visibility, tons of low hanging clouds, foggy situation not that bad until the cape and islands and visibility down to mile or so and notice by 10:00 in the morning a lot of even the cape showers are dwindling, lingering clouds across eastern massachusetts and breaks in the clouds out toward say metrowest, back through central massachusetts, so for lunchtime, that's when you should plan on things quieting down, winds back off a little bit, our clouds spin out, but by noon time today we got those clouds thinning out even in boston, afternoon though
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not quite done with the need for the umbrella yet, but afternoon showers going to be way weaker than what we had this morning. 50 to 60 today, still got strong gusts this afternoon, going to time those for you coming up. julie grauert with live drive time traffic. julie, there's been no shortage of roads this morning. brought down trees, brought down power lines, that's why route 9 is still closed at speen street. this is in natick and detours in place and we won't be able to take route 9 in the area of natick until they get the power lines picked and up cleaned up. things slowing down on 128 northbound dedham through needham up to the pike and average speed 14 miles per hour. 93 south average speed even slower than that, 7 miles per hour heading from woburn through medford and into somerville and route 1 in saugus, bumper-to-bumper as led to route-run parkway. 37 minutes to the pike and hour 93 south 495 to the leverett connector. 26 minutes on 128 northbound
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westwood to the weston tolls. same-sex sara and gene, back to you. >> sara: catherine parrotta spoke with family that had a tree fall on their house and you have been monitoring since the sun came up. >> catherine: staying out of the camera because zoom on to the porch and a lot of family members on porch and disbelief about the situation right on doorstep there, they are all asleep when the tree toppled over in the middle of the night. you could see that's the end result. they are taking it all in stride saying you have to get somebody out there to get the tree out, insurance can handle the rest and feeling pretty fortunate. in terms of the damage, tree trunk severed and part of the tree trunk fell right over and also see the damage it caused to that side of the house, part of the roof line will need repair and in terms of cleaning up
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tricky too and tree is right now, that's without a tree removal truck in the way and talking to resident at the home, homeowner, here is what he said about all this, take a listen. >> damage in living room and ceiling coming down. >> catherine: he lives on second floor of the building. he and sister own the building and moved here from jamaica years ago. live in dorchester, catherine parrotta, fox25 news. >> gene: cambridge man raging winds tree crashing down on his car and roof nearly caved in and happened at callender street and dodge street and car owner tells us he woke to officer knocking on door and telling him about the problem and says it is
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could have been worse. >> sucks. at least no one was in there, no one got hurt. work with what you got. >> gene: he says he has never seen winds this strong in cambridge before. >> sara: thousands of home are still in the dark after situation like this one. these are live wires in marshfield. crews are working to get the lights on, but it is certainly not an easy fix. michael henrich live in marshfield where the winds are still whipping there, michael. >> michael: they are. came down to pier to show folks at home and some of them have flags, flags waving strongly here. nothing like it was earlier though. the wind were really, really tough earlier when the rain was whipping around as well and so many outages and 100% of the customers as without power around 3:00 this afternoon.
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businesses without power. now it is under 200, so dramatic improvement. couple other towns had all or nearly all of its residents without power as well, and this video that shows church street, live downed power line on the wet wavement on church street just about three and a half hours ago, three hours ago, really illustrates what eversource crews were up against when we initially drove up there, fire department off the road and making sure nobody was off the live wire and eversource crews came and furthered perimeter a little bit and made sure we and other people backed up a little bit farther for safety purposes there. that's one example when a storm like this happens what these crews have to deal with and continuing to deal with, so so many people here in the commonwealth who still do not have power at this time. that's why we are staying on it and work to get you answers, timeframe of when the power will be restored. for now live in marshfield,
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>> sara: good news for marshfield and power problems for many areas. right now there are 16,000 homes and businesses in the dark in our area. national grid has thousands of outages around bill rick and eversource 1,000 outages in hopkinton and city of boston. >> gene: problems at logan airport this morning. as of 8:00 15 flights have been canceled, dozen more are delayed and always check with airline before you head on out over to logan this morning. >> sara: get the latest forecast and storm alerts with the weather app and shiri will be back in a few moments with update what we can expect for the rest of today, including when the wind comes right back. >> gene: 8:07, brockton family shaken and who fired three shots into the home nearly killing a little boy. one of the bullets hit window of the bedroom where the family's three sons were sleeping. another shot hit the house and third hit a neighbor's car. the father of the boy spoke with
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he showed us how close the bullet came to striking his seven-year-old son. >> if come on this point, it could be happening, could kill him. >> gene: so far police do not have any suspects. >> sara: we are learning more about the cambridge police officer accused of hitting woman on bike with his car and then taking off. fox25 investigates first broke the story on monday, and today we know that the officer involved is this man, ryan callinan. witnesses say callinan was not in uniform and was driving his own truck when this happened. callinan is five year veteran of the force and iraqi war vet and superiors say he was one of the best they had. >> it is tragic. it really is. it breaks your hard when something like this happens. >> >> sara: officer callinan has not been charged. he is on paid superior leave and
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him since the incident. >> gene: holbrook mother has been found safe and sound. judith sales was found at connecticut mall after someone recognized car and informed police. on monday relatives called police when she never picked up her ten-year-old son from her darker and globe reports she was in good -- daycare and globe reports she was in good health but requested to go to the hospital. gene: missing harvard man, they still haven't found any clues. zachary marr went missing two weeks ago. in boston celebrating in faneuil hall when he disappeared. surveillance video has led police to believe he fell into the water and they will continue to search this week. >> sara: family will sue boston children's hospital because doctors put their daughter in state custody. the family of justina pelletier said she suffered emotional pain for 18 months she was removed from their car.
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take custody of the teen. her parents said that doctors at tufts medical diagnosed justina with a rare disease. the doctors at children's said the condition was psychological and that justina was being abused and teen was eventually returned to her family. >> julie: we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. issues on commuter rail, fitchburg train four searest, ten to 15 minutes behind skeleton as worcester 582 because of some mechanical problems. heading out the door 93 south, look at drive times coming up in a few minutes. shiri? >> shiri: temperatures in 60s and strong winds and torrential rain and now 56 . currently 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. as the clouds very gradually begin to thin out, show you when they thicken bringing back wind and rain coming up next.
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people haven't seen and ten years dangerous situation months ago that sprouted super bloom.
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involving massive solar proje >> daniel: last week fox25 was the first to show federal agents raiding law office of state senator brian joyce. agents removed boxes of evidence in field in canton and fbi says the search was part of joint investigation with the i.r.s. this morning the globe reports federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to investigate the state senator's involvement in solar project at stonehill college in easton. joyce's law firm represented the college and company which panels. now, at the same time the milton democrat law supported a law which helped clean energy
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of two ethics in beacon hill on tuesday and will not seek re-election when the current term ends and ethic committee said joyce should resign. >> joyce decided not to seek re-election is his decision. >> daniel: they are looking into other incidents involve joyce and admitted using thousands of dollars for campaign funds to pay for graduation party and state senator received thousands of dollars in services for legal work and denies any wrongdoing and yesterday did not respond from comments from fox25 for the globe. in the newsroom this morning, i'm daniel miller, fox25 news.
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twitter to candidate and massachusetts former governor mitt romney. he demanded mogul release his information and insin waited trump not be as wealthy as claimed. trump tweeted mitt romney who have have won and tax returned made him look like a fool played tough guy and romney has not responded. sara: harry reid will back the former secretary of state. reid is calling on colleagues. sara: voters in the commonwealth will cast ballots on super tuesday approximately we will have full coverage of the results on air on the app and online at myfoxboston.com. >> gene: new at 8:00, brand-new video into the
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the fishing boat called for help after it ran aground. u.s. coast guard then responded and then had to be saved itself. coast guard boat capsized just after 5:00 this morning all five members were pulled from the water. now, there are still fisherman on board the boat that made the first call for help, and as you could see they are being pulled to safety by coast guard helicopters. >> sara: local couple working on app that could help identify mental health problems before patients realize they have them. smartphones keep track of things like where you go, how often you text and when you go to sleep and wake up. a boston company called kojito is developing a app that minds through the data when they are isolating themselves and feel fatigued. doctors say mental health patients usually have diary for the symptoms but also one step further.
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how your day is going and analyze your voice inflickion mood. >> sara: they have teamed up with mgh to test the app and looking for 1,000 mental health patients to download it. >> julie: it is 8:19. starting with alert mbta and things with moderate delays with blue line with signal problem and seeing delays on commuter rail, fitchburg line, worcester line, so check your line in particular before you head out. things still slow on route 1 in saugus and on 93 south as you head from woburn down through medford and into somerville. want to remind you route 9 still closed at speen street. this is because power lines were knocked down by heavy winds earlier and natick and details in place. live look at the pike through brighton where volume remains steady and heavy and a little hazy out there as you head through brighton. over to the live drive times, 55 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass ave and 40 minutes on the braintree split
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southbound from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now, and shiri, turning just a bit cooler in boston today. >> shiri: don't think we can complain about the 50s. nobody allowed to complain about the 50s because going to be so much cooler here tomorrow, just not the 60s which you woke up to. so we have the potential for afternoon. i've not seeing as big of threat, nor winds as strong, but something you should know about as we travel through the thursday here. showers and flurries, that's going to be low threat category the next 24 hours and we have a little bit of wet weather wet this afternoon and overnight tonight, but temperature 56 in boston, winds sustained at 17 miles per hour. i have to say, we went on air at 4:00 a.m. and, man, we have the severe thunderstorms in place. this is the first time i have actually seen the clouds break apart in boston.
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only going to get better as we gusts 30 miles per hour from time to time in boston and going to be a breezy day, just not as windy as with the storm, and gets windier this afternoon. in particular southeastern massachusetts here, any time
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seeing gusts up as high as 50s miles per hour again. plus we pull in widely scattered showers this afternoon. not everybody gets almost hit or miss style, so afternoon, evening, we got a couple of showers out there, overnight tonight as it cools down. far inland we could see it transition to just a couple flurries, but again, not widespread. there's wind advisory until 7:00 p.m. for southeastern massachusetts for those gusts up to 50 miles per hour, but the southwest winds keep us pretty warm today, which is why the cooldown kind of stalls out, we stay right there in the middle 50s most of the day. once we hit 4:00 p.m. we drop it down to 54 , 6:00 p.m. 48, and have the slight chance of a shower even developing in boston, but this afternoon the general rule is going to end up being middle 50s for most of you. 30s overnight tonight and as we hit the day tomorrow, those 60s are so far behind us, we got high only 37 for your friday. 7-day forecast with the weekend always in view. still blustery tomorrow with on and off clouds as we hit the weekend though only 30
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saturday, it is going to be cool, going to be bright on saturday, ends up being several warmer and monday 50s but with rain. back over to you. >> gene: 8:21. man caught off guard when his pants catch fire! what did he do next? it could have ended in disaster. luckily it didn't. i just gave it away. i will get yelled at in a meeting.
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>> gene: working on ideas to develop the idea around quincy four mbta station, goal is to improve parking and mass transit and protecting open space and students have already started asking local residents to fill out a survey. >> julie: girl power coming to store near you. action figures and all female action heroes.
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part of the dc action figures and clothes, fans will be able to see familiar spaces like super girl, poison ivy, bat girl and wonder woman and this morning i think super shiri should be added on to there. >> shiri: 100%. >> julie: she is all over the forecast and soaring into stores like target next month. >> sara: who are you going to be for halloween? >> julie: super shiri. >> sara: they call it death valley because it is so hot because not much can live there. national park service posted pictures on instagram and twitter and after unusually strong storms and flash floods last fall the flower display in the desert is more than they have seen in decade and more than 20 species of colorful desert wild flowers and i had no
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there in the desert. >> julie: i didn't either. things have dried out for now. >> shiri: where is our flowers? we had storm last night. we earned ourselves some flowers still kind of breezy out there but the breeze and showers
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afternoon. we're living in a very competitive global economy, and if we are going to succeed, we need the best-educated workforce in the world. we should be making public colleges and universities tuition-free. we're going to pay for it with a tax on wall street speculation. the taxpayers of this country bailed out wall street. it is time for them to start helping the middle class of this country. i'm bernie sanders
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>> sara: 4:00 a.m. we were in the height of the wicked weather and there was lightning just everywhere. on the right blue sky starting to peak through, but, my friends, we are not in the clear just yet. good morning, everybody, it is thursday. >> gene: nice shot with a crew it was pretty wild. that could be -- >> shiri: heavy sleeper. >> gene: lightning lit up sky and like driving to work in daytime. not the whole time but when it was slashed it was light and
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>> julie: heck of story teller >> shiri: these storms last night, we had gusts upwards of 70 miles per hour, that's really dangerous stuff, and that was the reasoning behind all the severe thunderstorm warnings that perhaps woke you up to keep you safe because we had a lot of tree limbs coming down, trees coming down, power lines taking out now in boston though i mean how nice is it to see the blue sky? notice we have a couple sprinkles out there near hanover right now, any travelers over to scituate, taste of these as well, 55 in boston, 56 in wellesley, 56 in plymouth. plymouth down to the cape and islands still getting indications though not just of the cloud cover, but of couple here and there showers. this is not very heavy stuff but it is still going to get the roadways off, obviously very damp this morning. worcester we have been dry for hours now at 54 , pepperell 58
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the 50s on the map here in february too. a little taste of april in february for you. i'm keeping temperatures steady for the rest of the morning and afternoon and 35 and noon time 55 , 3:00 p.m. 55 and clouds come back with the risk for some of those afternoon showers. winds also kick into gear again this afternoon. i will tell you how long the winds are going to last us coming up in a couple minutes. again, not as big of threat as what we had passing through last night. speaking of last night, we still got clean-up efforts going on. let's go over to julie grauert with live drive time traffic. >> julie: clean-up on the roads and orange line experiencing moderate delays. this is because of a power problem back bay station. so recommended to use the parallel green line service in the downtown area. over to the roads, new accident on 128 southbound, it is right before 93 in the woburn area.
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route 2 westbound, multi-vehicle crash near 128. still route 9 closed speen street in natick because power lines came down in high winds earlier and road has been closed for the entire morning commute. here is live look at pike in brighton, volume remains heavy and steady. over to live drive times, 33 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. hour on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector, 43 minutes on 128 southbound from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. gene and sara, back to you. >> gene: team coverage now with michael henrich live on the south shore and, michael, you were gauging that wind. you have it on your phone there pretty neat contraption, tells you how hard it is blowing and looks like it is whipping pretty good. >> michael: clearly i'm not a scientist. gusts in the marshfield town
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over 20, 21 miles per hour, gust 24 miles per hour and by the water and doesn't compare to what was earlier when shiri was seeing hurricane strength wind of different points of the commonwealth of the height of this early morning storm. and that is why we saw so many power outages here in marshfield the entire town 100% of marshfield without power at a certain point and rain on south shore and in addition to the wind seeing those different power outages. also we pulled up to church street and live power line on the ground in the wet pavement, incredible video to show you in next hospital in 30 minutes. stay with us for that. live in marshfield, michael henrich, fox25 news. >> gene: still outages in many areas and 16,000 homes and businesses in the dark in the area.
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in and around billerica alone. ever source about 1,000 outages hopkinton and city of boston. see the total outages there on your screen right now. >> sara: we could hardly keep up with the reports of trees, whipping winds leaving debris all over the roads. fox25 catherine parrotta is live in dorchester where tree snapped right in half and damaged big house, examine catherine, homeowner aren't used to type of weather in february. >> catherine: certainly not. why so noisy and welcome sight and sound for the residents of this home who say despite the damage it is not as bad as it could have been. >> i'm from jamaica. >> catherine: wasn't wake-up
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swallowed up by the tree. >> really scary. >> catherine: john michael's tree service driving through the community this morning. one community hit by fierce winds and thunderstorms overnight and this worker says this is the worst he has seen so far and that could change. >> right now everybody is just getting up and really not sure until you wake and up try to get your kids off to school and take look and oh my god. >> catherine: long day for tree services for dennis white. he and sister own the building and in the process of hiring someone to clear the tree and navigating front porch and
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as bad as it could have been. family watching frost across the street and sister lived in the building for 40 years and we will have live report in half hour. live in dorchester, catherine parrotta, fox25 news. >> gene: if you are heading out download the fox25 weather app. check out latest forecast, storm alerts right now on phone and shiri will be back in a couple minutes with update what we can expect the rest of the day. >> sara: happening this morning grief counselors helping students in the small town of barre where a 17-year-old girl was killed in car crash. younger brother was also seriously hurt and he was sitting in the passenger seat. fox25 jessica reyes is live outside the school where classes are underway right now, jess. >> jessica: they are, sara.
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after high school senior heading to quabbin with her brother in the passenger seat. student headed back to school without their friend, many of them in shock less than 24 hours of losing her. tragic car accident takes the life of 17-year-old quabbin regional high school senior just months away from graduating. >> everybody in school talking about it. it is going to be awkward the next week or so. >> starting daily routine with 15-year-old driving to the high school. two were driving on route 62 when brittany lost control of her car and hit a tree. bidny died on scene and this morning her brother griffin is listed in serious condition in hospital. pelham rogers says everyone is praying for him and his family. >> when he wakes up he is probably going to be pretty upset about it.
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number of tweets and messages saying the road is very, very dangerous. this is one of two students from quabbin that crashed on way to school. other one is expected to be okay police continue to look into the circumstances surrounding the crash, but they do say ice was definitely a factor in brittany's crash. for now live in barre this morning, fox25 news. >> gene: grief counselors will be on hand at boston school where students died days before 16-year-old birthday. car hit and killed her tuesday night. she was a sophomore at pilot high school in brighton. trends remember her as bright girl with a promising future. >> she was a good girl. >> gene: police have not charged the 21-year-old who hit her. weather was also a factor in the
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>> sara: police searching for man suspected of stabbing someone in plaza. hingham police have arrest warrant for 33-year-old ryan deveen of weymouth. he is accused of stabbing man on monday at shipyard complex. the victim is expected to be okay. >> sara: tomorrow the sentencing hearing for teen convicted of killing his math teacher will begin. in december philip chism was convicted of first-degree murder in death of colleen ritzer. he was found guilty of rape and armed robbery. the charges carry a mandatory life sentence but not for chism because he was 14 at the time. recent supreme court ruling says it is unconstitutional to give teen killers life without parole so that means the judge may have to make chism eligible for parole in as little as 15 years. >> give idea it would run against the whole thrust of all of these recent cases, saying juvenile really should at some
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opportunity to be paroled. >> sara: fox25 will have complete coverage of the sentencing hearing, including the impact statement of colleen ritzer. >> gene: another round of legal trouble putting construction of casino on hold this morning after a series of challenges of $1.6 billion wynn development citing potential health and environmental impacts the move has canceled plan april groundbreaking. the company officials have imposed a hiring freeze putting 4,000 construction jobs on hold. mayor of everett is calling out the mayor of somerville, joe curtatonei. >> it is time, it is time to forget the appeal. we can work together as a community with gary, myself, surrounding mayors. we have so much good to do here. >> gene: wynn says it is still committed to building the casino even if it means another legal battle. boston ended its fight with the
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>> julie: we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes for you. getting ready to hop on 93 southbound, looking at 54 minute commute andover down to the zakim. >> shiri: winds gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour, not enough to do damage. afternoon we got gusts going back up to 50 miles per hour from plymouth down to the cape and islands. i will show you when that threat expires and how much wet weather to anticipate along with it next. >> gene: looking to top ten and performance that blew the judge's away and still not a lock to stay in the competition. >> sara: it is a heartwarming story. next how complete strangers came
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>> sara: daniel miller has story you want to see before heading out the door. >> daniel: they asked for a little help but received so much more been more than 280 people have donated money to help the carol family. mike carol and slowly on the way up. mike was on ladder trimming a tree when disaster struck. his two youngest boys were there and witnessed the horrific accident. mike explains what happened. >> the limb turned and came in the wrong direction. than i expected and came toward me and dropped out of the tree and don't remember anything after that. >> daniel: mike was in coma for four weeks and crushed three vertebrae and left him paralyzed from the waist down. the family says it could be so much worse if it wasn't for the generosity of so many people,
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that helped them. nearly $60,000 has been set up. one anonymous donor gave $15,000 and it will make the family's home accessible and he will need a new vehicle to fit his wheelchair. it is myfoxboston.com if you want to see it and help. i'm daniel miller, fox25 news. >> gene: incredible video as e-cigarette explodes in man's pocket. gas station. you could see he starts to run outside toward the gas pump to try to find out the flames. that's not a good idea. eventually the clerk used fire extinguisher to put him out. the man did suffer second degree burns and otherwise expected to be okay and is very lucky. >> sara: new at 8:00 first lawsuit has been filed against a cruise ship company for its decision to sail despite knowing about a possible winter storm.
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caused in royal caribbean anthem of the sea ship earlier this month. he is suing negligence in claims and not enough emergency resources on board. according to his lawsuit he asked for help when he was thrown against the wall and knocked unconscious, but crew members told him to wait in his room. >> gene: starting new information comes out of hearing with sinking of cargo ship el faro. testimony revealed the ship did not believe it was at risk when sinking when first received call for help and said somewhere problems -- software problems arose when preparing a response plan. it sank in october. 33 on board died, including three people from massachusetts. >> julie: accident 128 southbound right before 93 causing slight backup and another run on route 2 westbound in multicar crash on westbound
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through the lexington area. route 9 still closed in natick right at speen street. this is because power lines came down in high winds overnight. this has been closed for the entire morning commute. live look right now at the expressway volume remains very heavy and steady as you head past exit 13. here are live drive times, 53 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass ave. 41 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike, 48 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now, and wind will stick with us for the rest of the day. >> shiri: going to be a breezy day and relax and come into play this afternoon. here is thing, clouds breaking up now through the middle of the day through about lunchtime and then we got more afternoon sprinkles that form and along with that stronger gusts here. check out rain totals gardner over three inches and four inches of rain springfield 2.27
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close to two inches ashburnham and lunenburg hopkinton, over inch and a half of rain and so we had some torrential rain, damaging wind gusts, tons of lightning all ahead of this cold front. cold front pulling away right now, taking storms with it. we still stay mild though as we travel through the thursday. check this out, noon time, i got the temperature in boston going down to 55 , 55 in beverly, 52 in plymouth, 52 in worcester, and you can see we have decent breaks in the clouds and clouds kind of thicken again, especially from boston to the west and to the north, we got a couple patchy showers out there for the evening commute. not as heavy as we had earlier today not by any mean, but going to be more in the forms of pretty light stuff transitioning over to some drizzle during the evening hours, but you could see before you still pretty mild at 9:00 p.m., but this is the time as we hit the afternoon that we still got some gusty wind southeastern massachusetts until 7:00 this evening.
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back by noon or 1:00 in these locations. we will see some gusts up around 50 miles per hour. not the same damage, extent of the damage we had overnight, but still possibly couple power outages and couple downed tree limbs as a result. don't want to overtalk it because don't think it will compare tall what we had overnight. 55 this afternoon in boston, pix in lawrence, 57 in norwood, 51 in worcester. tonight 20s and thirties are back, look at high temperatures tomorrow, highs only in upper 30s after we had 60 this morning, it is going to feel like a complete thing and look at sunday high temperatures from 52 in plymouth and boston to 53 in nashua, 54 in beverly and 51 in worcester. probably the pick of the weekend but 50s next monday.
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