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just about 4:30 on february 26. i am julie grauert. >> gene: i am gene lavanchy. back in february this morning, the april-like temperatures are gone at least for today as it winds down. meteorologist shiri spear is in the stormtracker weather center the stormtracker weather center. good morning, shiri. >> shiri: let me explain why it is a little shock to the system in much cooler than yesterday at this time. 29 degrees cooler in worcester. 28 degrees cooler in bedford. 25 degrees cooler in boston. so -- i mean no 50s and 60s. it is all 30s and 20s on the map. 29 degrees right now in worcester. we did have a couple of passing flurries. they are really driving they are really drying up. they are having a tough time over the berkshires. hollis, new hampshire at 33 right now. 35 in tewksbury. lexington at 34. boston at 36 degrees. brockton down at 33. more of those lower 30s. hanover down to duxbury but not quite freezing. sandwich at 38 and a lot of these on and off clouds that stand out.
you will find the winds sustained in the teens and 20s all day, gusting into the 30s. by noontime, only 36 degrees. and we get back up to 378 at 3 p.m. so we only go up by a couple of degrees today. i want to you dress for all day 30s and coming up in less than 10, an hour-by-hour look at wind gusts when you get a little break in the action. over to julie grauert with live drive-time traffic. hey, julie. >> julie: things looking good. 128 you are sailing. northbound and southbound good through the peabody and woburn and burlington and lexington. pike open from framingham through newton and you can count the cars, one, two, three, four, five. fun little game at 4:31 a.m. 25 minutes from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the spray from the braintree to the pike. and 25 minutes from 49 to the leverett connector. take a good look at these images, boston police say this man is robbing people downtown.
times in the past month near boylston and washington streets where fox25 jessica reyes is right now. and jess, people say he has made off with a computer, a bag made off with a computer, a bag, and some cash as well. >> reporter: yeah, gene, it happened twice over the last month or so. this area washington and boylston street has changed dramatically over the past few years. last five years or so. several new apartments buildings have gone up. across the street in the common and thousands and thousands of college students who live around here. everybody who is talking about this, they are pretty rattled because they know in guy is still on the loose. take a look a photo from boston police. boston police are asking everyone to take a look out and recognize this guy. they say he may have been the man approaching people here and robbing them. if this happened twice in the past month or so near washington and boylston right near the chinatown t stop. the first time was in january. police say the suspects pushed
stole his computer. the second one happened more recently just about two weeks ago when he went up to a woman taking money out of an atm and held up a kitchen knife. people who live in this area are pretty shaken up of course about this and hoping police can track him down soon. >> i wouldn't expect that to happen in the middle of the city. we are right in the middle of everything 37 everything everything. i wouldn't expect that. >> reporter: this guy stands at 5'7" and they say he has missing teeth. boston police are asking anyone to be on the lookout. look at the photo to see if you recognize this guy and see if you can give them a call right away. live in downtown boston, jessica reyes, fox25 news. we could learn today how long a teenager will be sentenced for raping and murdering his math teacher. happening today, 17-year-old phillip chism will be in court for his sentencing. in december, a jury found him guilty of killing colleen ritzer.
loved one also give impact statements to the judge and are allowed to speak as long as they like. the defense tried to limit the speeches and the judge sided with ritzer's family. >> it is possible the level of respect and dignity that was shown in most difficult of circumstances. >> julie: prosecutors asked that chism serve no less than 50 years. if so he wouldn't be he will i believe for parole until his mid-60s. his team wants to have 25 years in prison. a judge will try to make a decision by the end of the day. 2 it could be all day before the j urge maics the decision. as soon as it comes down we will take the sentencing live on fox25 and the latest on our mobile app. police bust a nationwide theft fling new hampshire. they found stolen credit cards, driver licenses and checks. the group even stole from a mother who was dropping her kids off at day care.
four of them are from florida. one of them from indiana. just days before super tuesday, the republican presidential candidates are attacking each other and hoping to score points with voters. last night all five faced off in a televised debate. donald trump, marco rubio, and ted cruz doing much of the talking. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of eight amnesty bill, where was doneled doneled? he was firing dennis rodman on celebrity apprentice? >> if he builds the wall like i builds trump towers, he will be using illegal immigrants to do it. >> such a cute sound bite. the guy is a joke artist and this guy is a liar. you have -- off combination of factors -- you can't do it for the obvious reason and he can't do it because he doesn't know how to tell the truth. >> julie: at one point ben carson begged for some of the other candidates to attack him
he has finnished fourth for fifth. voters in south carolina will choose between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. clinton campaigned in south carolina yesterday. while she spoke about health care, senator sanders was in flint, michigan talking about the city's water crisis. >> if we are looking at children being poisoned and perhaps suffering irreversible brain damage. if that is not an emergency, i don't know what an emergency is don't know what an emergency >> every one of those republican presidential candidates have insurance and takes a lot of gall for them to say we don't need that affordable care act. >> julie: former president bill clinton was coming for his wife in south carolina. super tuesday is next week and voters in a dozen other states including massachusetts will go to the polls. full coverage on air, on our app and online at myfoxboston.com. 4:36 this morning. a busy hospital in newton sent into a frenzy by a mistake.
out an active shooter alert that set off alarms across the hospital. it happened during the test of the emergency alert system. they are looking at how the mistake happened and to make sure it doesn't happen again. 4:38. a family is speaking out against their lawsuit against boston children's hospital. justina pelletier was seeking stream for my toe cron y'all disease. and they accused her parents of medical child abuse. she spent 178 months in custody she spent 178 months in custody. her family is suing children's and four doctors for mis and four doctors for mistreating justina and violating her civil rights. >> this is not about revenge. making peep accountable. make the medical community think twice before they take action that can do damage to a child and to a family that can
a statement, you attorneys for children's hospital wants to rig us havely depend the medical care and they are for their patient's well being based on the high standards of every child in our care. the fate of a garden is in the hands of state health officials. the garden is at boston's children's hospital. they want testimony to remove it to make way of a $1 billion expansion. parents of former patients said that the garden provides a safe and peaceful place for seriously ill children and their families. >> it was his opportunity to get out of the building. us spend some time out in the fresh air. and just walk around. >> gene: hospital officials say the expansion is necessary because the neonatal unit is overcrowded. the mother of a massachusetts boy found dead on the side of a highway will go on trial in september along with her boyfriend. jeremiah oliver of fitchburg was missing for a month before he was found in april of 2014. the 5-year-old was wrapped up
bag near sterling. he will staff oliver and alberto rivera is facing charges. no one has budget charged with killing jeremiah. a man charged with stealing human remains from a local cemetery. amador medina stole body amador medina stole bodies and brought them to his home in connecticut. he claims he is a santoria priest and used the bodies for religious rituals. a former boston fire chief found guilty of corruption will not go to jail. congilio stole money and used it to buy personal items like big screen tv and a gas grill. he will be on probation for three years and do community service and pay restitution. he has been on paid leave since 2012. we track traffic and weather every ten minutes. the live drive times. 23 minutes commute from 495 in
shiri? >> shiri: still pretty gusty out there. not the same damaging gust that we had yesterday, but breeze is one of the first things all this notice. 32-mile-per-hour gust in boston. you will see as we travel through the day, gusts ranging from 20 to 30 miles per hour. they lighten slightly during the day and come right back into play and we will take you through some warming weather over the weekend next. tom brady really getting into social media. how the movie "the lion king" was an introduction to the brady's newest family member on
the by a is for . new legislation in new mexico will make sexting legal among teenagers. bill has some parents alarm. it is okay if it is just within teens. the bill will have harbor penalty penalties for those distributing and possessing child porn but allow minors age 14 and 17 to share 14 and 17 to share nude photos with each other and not be criminal if it is consensual. this will not stop the feds from prosecuting sexting cases. hoping dna will be the key to keeping people health internet future. b oh
once they have their genetic material, they will track them for the rest their life. it allowing them to single in on the genes to treat those decisions. >> having your parents and grandparents help with dna we think in the future will be extremely valuable to informing your doctors about your individual health risks. >> julie: researchers are hope >> julie: researchers are hoping to expand the bio banks to track genetic mutations through generations. father's day is coming early for the bruins. the bs and carolina and the team has paid for the fathers of all the players to attend the game. that is pretty cool. dads pull into raleigh with the team and there was a big dinner last night. brad stevens face be the celtics. and 4 points, and then isaiah thomas took over in the third and sets up a mere johnson with a pass. and speaking of passes, this
thomas to crowder for three. and celtics win their 9 and celtics win their 9th straight at home. 112-17 the final. red sox hitters are glad they only have to face this guy in practice. david price faced live batters for the first time in spring training. pablo sandoval and mookie bets took swings. and the game is monday against bc and northeastern. tom brady will resume his deflategate battle and we know which three judges will hear the appeal. one of them was the judge that presided over bernie madoff's trial. all three was appointed to the federal bench by president clinton. that could be goose news because judges appointed by democrats tend to side with workers. they will see if the lower court judge used direct reasoning to overturn the four reasoning to overturn the four-game suspension.
if you are headed out the door you will make it to your destination without much trouble. 128 looking good. pike looking good from framingham into the tolls tolls area. nijs are nice and light. live drive times, 10 minutes on 124 from 25 minutes from 49 to the leverett connector. nine minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the ex-toyota the pike. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now. the branches, power lines should have been cleaned up by now. hopefully the weather will contribute to a easier commute. >> shiri: i think it will but still kind of gusty out there, julie. not the damaging wind gusts like yesterday. we are in store for a wet, breezy day. a few flurries over the berkshires. have a tough time getting further than that. icy spots. most of the snow has melted away and dried up. so not seeing the potential for many slick spots. and giving you a warning. as you can see it looks wet out ice. be careful on the roads, 36
we have got that 20-mile-per-hour wind. gusts are slightly stronger than that than that. currently gusting into the 30s in boston. temperature-wise, we hang out in the 30s all day long. 34 degrees at 6 a.m. 8 a.m., 33 degrees. we get back up to the middle-30s by 10:00 and afternoon highs make it up to the upper 30s today. and that's not that unusual for late february. we are only about 2 degrees off from what is considered average this time of the year. so there is a cold front in the area. and mostly focusing the flurries across central and northern and western new england and pushing that colder air into place today and into tomorrow. and that's where we have a little bit of a cooldown as we head into the weekend. futurecast by noontime, still keep scattered clouds in the picture, but in afternoon we do brighten up and end the day mostly sunny around here. so a mix of sun and scattered clouds for the cape. temperature about 38 this afternoon in barnstable and
nantucket, 40 degrees. southeastern massachusetts including the plymouth area 38 degrees there and marshfield. taunton, 38 degrees. as we fly a little bit north. boston, 37 today. dedham, 38 dedham, 38. shirley, 34. chelmsford, 36 degrees. northeastern massachusetts where we have andover and haverhill at 35, ipswich and haverhill at 35, ipswich and. central massachusetts, let's plan on some near freezing temperatures today around auburn, worcester, spencer only going up to 31 this afternoon. 33 in boylston. 34 in fitchburg and we will wrap things up this southern new hampshire this afternoon with 34 degrees milford, nashua and manchester. 35 in salem. 35 in hampton later today. sunny skies will rule your saturday forecast. just remember, it will still be cool and still feel like february. if you have plans outside, it will involve a coat. now if you were looking to shed
weekend because more clouds around on sunday, we have got this warmer air moving in and temperatures will, again, move into the 50s here by sunday. we go from 42 in boston tomorrow to 53 on sunday. check out plymouth, 39 tomorrow check out plymouth, 39 52 on sunday. beverly 41 tomorrow. 54 on sunday and worcester we go from 39 to 51 over the weekend. nashua, 42 to 53. i think the 50s are sounding pretty nice and we go warmer than early into next week. and we have 56 degrees on monday and that's when we are going to have to include some showers back in the forecast. showers on the front that will tend to cool us down a bit for tuesday. the seven-day forecast for the weekend always in view. today 38 degrees. and to the 40s tomorrow and breeze knee your saturday as well. sunday, few more clouds and by monday, 56 degrees. you won't find a couple of showers out there but not likely looking for a washout as you look at that monday forecast. looking at spot showers essentially falling apart on our front.
through and dry out on tuesday with a high of 48 degrees. 50s on wednesday with more rain possible into thursday. back to you. a massachusetts native is one step closer to her dream. . >> julie: ooh, getting a little edgy too. sonica has made the top ten for the final season. what she told fox25 moments after her bibig victory. a local man is taking matters into his own hand when it comes to fixing up the road janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs for 12 hours.
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pothole causing controversy if one local town when residents took matters into their own hand and fixed it. the manhole on north main street. a local road repair man decided to fix the manhole himself. the town manager said he didn't have time to fix it and was using the pothole to promote his own business. >> he picked up asphalt -- please don't do it. let douse it. he is trying to sell his product. >> the man did not want to comment. the man will leave the manhole patch as it is unless there is any damage done to it. cool. a close call for one missouri trooper when his pa control car is sideswiped by a tractor-trailer. the incident highlights the
missouri and massachusetts. it requires drivers to move a lane or two over to stay out of way of an officer who pulled over on the side of the road. the driver of the tractor-trailer was issued a citation and no one was hurt. a nurse at a va hospital is under investigation for showing up drunk for work. a on-call nurse stumbling in the parking lot before going inside and helping with an emergency appendix emergency appear pen decks me. -- appendectomy. he said he had four beers. and "american pie" dinger done mclean is scheduled it play at barnstable high school. he is facing domestic charges in may. they are asking barnstable schools to request that the show is cancelled. school officials are considering their request. family back home after they say an allergic reaction led to them getting kicked off their
the alvarado family was on a flight to arizona. the flight got delayed when their 7-year-old had some kind of allergic reaction. the family thinks a response to a service animal on board. they were removed to the back of the pain and the family was removed from the flight. at that point they say that other passengers start aid partly cloudying. >> i am sorry, i am sorry. not my fault but your fault because one of them had the dog and said no, way, i am not getting off this plane with my dog -- so he didn't so we got deboarded off the plane. >> what passengers did not know that alvarado's father had terminal cancer to make the trip to the northwest so he could see his family. without your love >> that is weston native son
she makes it to "american idol" she makes it to "american idol"'s top ten. kelly clarkson was a special guest judge in the first two guest judge in the first two-hour live show. we spoke to sonica and she said the song she picked was incredibly difficult but reward incredibly difficult but rewarding. >> performing was so amazing. like it was a song that wasn't exactly in my comfort zone, but i kind of enjoyed that aspect of things, because it made me push myself to go that extra step that i needed to go with my performance. and i honestly. i had an amazing time. i really enjoyed it. >> julie: sonic a tweeted out this thank you. you can see how excited she is. the heart, the emojis. >> gene: things get a little tougher going tougher going forward for her. >> julie: she is still awake too. when you win you are up doing interviews. >> gene: and you are out singing and performing you are excited and you have that
>> julie: kind of like us. >> gene: i am atiming because you see the bands performing and up partyying late when the sun comes up. >> julie: we don't have that kind of experience. >> gene: she has been great and we will be wishing her well the whole way. 4:56. a grocery store saga in new england. coming up this morning in new england. thousands of stop and shop employees could walk off the job in a matter of days. the big deadline looming this weekend. plus a long-time fire fighter shocks his neighbors.
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get buses and trains back on time. >>announcer: complete new england coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. and good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us on this friday morning. it is february 26. hope your morning is you off to a great start so far. i am gene lavanchy. >> sara: a and i am sara underwood. temperatures are feeling more like february again today. meteorologist shiri spear in the fox25 storm track weather center and the weekend will start on a cooler note as well. >> it will pb and reminder to grab your coat. one of those coats optional kind of mornings as long as you had your umbrella you were good good. we have 30s back. 28 degrees right now worcester. 34 in bedford. up to lawrence. 35 in beverly. 36 in boston. 34 in plymouth. and we have on and off clouds out there, but that's about it. notice as we head toward 7:00 this morning, we still have temperatures close to freeze temperatures close to freezing in and around the boston area. we go down by one or two