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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
warm-up starts but only by noon warm-up starts but only by noontime today into the upper 30s and this afternoon, right there, clouds do tend to light there, clouds do tend to lighten up for the second half of the day. let's go ahead and call today, partly sunny, much cooler than yesterday. 34 to 44 your range of highs and gusty all day long. we will break down those winds coming up. >> julie: up now with live drive-time traffic and so far so good, shiri. >> julie: yep, i am liking what i see. good morning to everybody on periscope, online. speed limit ride on route 1, 93 south. pike looking good through framingham and the allston/brighton tolls. and the volume not giving us any trouble right now. over to those live drive times, 23 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass ave eastbound from 495 to mass ave. 18 minutes on 93 south florida 495 to the leverett connector. goon and sara, back to you.
we could learn today how long a teenager will be sentenced for raping and murdering his math teacher. phillip chism will be in court. a jury found him guilty of killing 24-year-old danvers high school teacher colleen rit high school teacher colleen ritzer. murder. nine of his loved one also give impact statements to the judge. they are allowed to speak as long as they would like. the defense tried to limit the speeches but the judge cited with ritzer's family. >> remarkable the number respect and dignity that was shown in the most difficult of circumstances. >> sara: prosecutors asked that he serve no less than 50 years and he wouldn't be eligible for parole until his mid-60s. his defense team wants him to spend 26 years in spend 26 years in prison. fox25 will be from court for the sentencing hearing when it begins at 9 a.m. it could be all day before the
soon as it comes down, they will take the sentencing live on fox25. you can also get the latest on the case on our web site and mobile app. and take a good look at these images. boston police say this man is robbing people downtown. >> gene: he is showing a knife and pushed one man near boylston and washington streets streets. jessica reyes is there. this guy has struck twice so far. >>reporter: there happened twice in just the past month here. at the intersection of washington and boylston street. it is a busy part of the downtown area that has cleaned a lot over the past couple of years. it is now home to a lot of young professionals and college students all of them to hear that this guy is loose. this is the guy that police are asking everyone to be on the lookout for. he may have been approaching people and robbing them. happened twice in the last month near washington -- near the chinatown t stop. the first time was back in
the suspect pushed a man down and stole his computer. the second time happened more recently when police say he went up to a bomb taking money out of an atm and held a kitchen knife. people are shaken up hoping to leave and to track him down soon. >> i wouldn't expect this to happen in the middle of the city. happened right in the middle of everything. i wouldn't expect that. >> reporter: police say he stands at 5'7"and he has some missing teeth. anyone who thinks they may recognize this person or perhaps has seen him before are asked to call boston police right away. right in downtown boston, jessica reyes, station news. developing this morning. investigators are going for a factory in kansas where a former employee killed three people and wounded a dozen more. the suspect is a 38-year-old man who also shot two other people and stole a car before arriving at the plant. both of those victims arrived -- survived. the gunman was killed by the first police officer who arrived at the factory in the town of heston.
they say -- there was chaos and panic as soon as they heard the first gunshot. >> people screaming, going to the front, up front. they said no he is out front. people started going to the back right here. >> gene: factory where the shooting happened makes lawnmowers. motive. investigators are expected to stay on the scene for several more hours. a maynard fire fighter is behind bars for a crime he committed 29 years ago. accused of raping a child in 19 1991. he has been a firefighter since 1986. yesterday afternoon police arrested and charged whim rape. people in town don't know what to make of it. >> they are always supposed to be the go-to people. >> respected. you are supposed to be safe with them. just like police. >> sara: police have not released any information about the alleged victim. the fire department will hold a termination hearing in march. this morning a salem police officer is off the job and
police in lynn say patrolman matthew shalidoni was arrested wednesday after taking part in a drug deal. he had oxycondone pills on him when taken into custody. lynn police contacted salem's police chief shortly after the arrest. >> do we have to uphold the law >> do we have to uphold the laws and this is what the community expects of us and what we should be doing. a little break of trust here. >> gene: that patrolman was on the force for three years and he was off duty when arrested and was scheduled to return to work a few hours later. he has been placed on administrative leave. whitey bulger is face news accusations in prison. documents by "the boston globe" that bulger was caught by a florida prison guard touching him self in a sexual manner in his cell with the lights on something against prison bureau rules. when confronted about it, he said he was applying medical powder on if an embarrassing medical issue. why he has the lights on, he told the guard he always keeps them on.
alleged lsd prison experiments where he was serving time in georgia. he has reportedly appealed the sanction. a circus operator is contesting more than $30,000 in fines for a tent collapse that killed two people in new hampshire. on february 4, osha fined walker international events and on wednesday the circus operator will fight the penalty operator will fight the penalty. osha claims the company ignored the weather warnings and failed to put up the tent directly. 5:7. after a week of protests and arguments that apple filed to dismiss a court order to help a government in a hacking of an iphone used by terrorists, the tech giant filed their motion ahead of yesterday's deadline. the fbi asked apple to help them get into the san bernandino's phone. in a legal brief, the apple argues -- apples that the government's request will violate the first-amendment rights.
by undermining people's prototype have a see. just days before super tuesday, the republican presidential candidates are attacking one another and hope attacking one another and hoping to score point with voters. all five faced off in a televised debate and donald trump, marco rubio and ted cruz doing much of the talking. >> when i was leading the fight against the game of 8 amnesty bill. where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> if he builds the wall the way he builds trump towers. he will be using immigrant illegal labor to do it. >> such a cute sound bite. this guy is a joke artist and this guy is a liar. you have -- you have a combination of factors -- he can't do it for the or yb reason. and he can't do it because he doesn't know how to tell the truth. >> at one point, ben carson begged for some of the other candidates to attack him so he could actually take part in the
carson has finished fourth and fifth in recent primaries. the democrats have one primary before super tuesday. tomorrow voters in south carolina will choose between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. clinton campaigned in south carolina yesterday and while she spoke about health care, senator sanders was in flint michigan talking about city's water crisis. >> while 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. >> every one of nose republican presidential candidates they have insurance and takes a lot of gall for them to say, we don't need that affordable care act. a. >> sara: former president bill clinton was campaigning for his wife in south carolina. and super tuesday is next week, and that's when voters in more than a dozen states including massachusetts will go to the polls. we will have full coverage of the results on air, on our app, and online at myfoxboston.com. and happening this morning,
open now that the air has been determined safe for students. the clive brown elementary school in millis say glasses are back to normal. classes were cancelled for air quality testing. the school's web site says there is no evidence of air contaminants in any area the building right now. drunk driving law notice bay state could soon change. lawmakers are considering a new bill that would give first-time drunk drivers a choice. they can have their license suspended or they can have a device installed that would require a driver to take a breathalyzer every time they try to start the car. the bill's sponsor believes the bill will keep more drunk drivers off the road. >> you think by use >> you think by using this interlock device, it will dramatically diminish the possibility of an individual while on their hardship license with the interlock to be able to drive while intoxicated. they have to be below .2 for
according to mothers against drunk driving, devices like this stopped 37,000 dui attempts since 2006. we track traffic and weather every ten minutes. getting ready to head out the door and 93 south is part of your commute, you are looking at an easy drive time of 19 minutes. shiri. >> i have scattered clouds this morning, julie. but other than that a dry or breezy drive that work. 33 right now i will tell you when temperatures will finally start to climb. 5:11. only two months into the year, and nine people have already died in fires where smoke detectors not working. to prevent further tragedy business changing what you are required to have in your house. a teenager killed, her brother injured in a crash in the latest schools. fox25 investigates the long history with safety the road they were on and why neighbors are now calling for the new caramel macchiato
something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today to get any sandwich for $2.99 after 12:00 p.m. america runs on dunkin'. a deadly crash near a high school has neighbors calling for a safer road. britney march was driving her 15-year-old brother to school in barre when police said she lost control of her car along route 62 and hit a tree. investigators believe speed and icy conditions may have been factors. fox25 investigates spoke with a retired barre fire fighter who believes the trees on the road stop the sun from melting black ice. >> it's midday and that road is
>> sara: that resident has reached out to state representatives of dealing with this problem. the victim's brother is in serious condition at the hospital. everyone rides the t, bus, commuter rail, they can tell that the mbta has problems. the mbta is listening and they are ready to take action. new technology that the mbta is developing to make your commute easy easier. >> reporter: riders agree half the time they ride the t, bus or commuter rail there is a problem. day. >> reporter: delays, full buses and trains and run-down equipment the main complaints and only getting worse. >> past two years is the worse in 25 years into in 25 years >> the problems with last year really put a little fire into everyone to acknowledge all the problems that exist. >> reporter: the chief technology officer at the mbta is taking a new approach creating 10 new positions for software experts to develop
the first one an app that tells you when the bus or train is headed your way is already full headed your way is already full. so you don't have to stand out there and wait for no reason. then over time, that data is gathered serving a second purpose. >> we will be able to use all that information and we will be able to say that actually we need to put buses here or we need to move buses from one place or the other. >> reporter: third, reforming the way you pay, something that other cities have already done. >> i go back to the t and i am looking at it and why are we lacking all this technology. >> reporter: the new think tank focus group will change all of that making it possible to pay with apple or samsung pay or anything else in your wallet. it may not be a new railcar or train but something that can be done right now with an immediate effect. >> small changes that we make, even if they save someone 30 minutes or save someone a tiny bit of frustration. that is 1.2 million trips a day. a really big impact. >> reporter: jackie hendricks, fox25 news. >> gene: the group revamping the mbta web site which haven't
good morning, everyone, now 5:17. things are looking very nice on the roads. things moving fine on the expressway. a little discoloration and a little red spot near granite avenue. work crews there slowing things down. pike moving along just fine from 495 over to 128 into the alton brighton area. 93 south route 1 looking good seeing volume increase slightly on route 1 as you head from 128 and work your way into saugus. over to your live drive times. 20 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 9 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 19 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now, and shiri, you are talking about how much cooler it is this morning compared to yesterday. >> shiri: 20, 30 degrees cooler. we knew yesterday was a huge treat waking up to the 50s and 60s in february.
the 20s and 30s back in town. a cool, breezy day. 50s are back by sunday and a few shots of rain coming up this weeks and nothing much in the way of snow. so far this season we have only picked up 25 inches of snow in boston. normal is 33. last year it was yesterday that we got up to 100 inches. so we are obviously a little bit below average. certainly not. even rivalling whatsoever what we have this year to. in the clear 36 degrees in boston as you wake up to mostly cloudy skies. a little 17-mile-per-hour breeze. the gusts are going to be stronger really throughout the day, you will face gusts up around 30 miles per hour everyone everywhere. wind. 37 best 37 degrees. 39 at 9 a.m. mid- to upper 30s and where we day. a lot cooler at some of our higher elevations. worcester at 28 right now with
cloud cover. we see those same clouds thin and straight in the 20s by 9 a.m. 11 a.m. we get to 30 degrees and temperatures there only close to freezing this afternoon. so this is a breakdown of today's high temperatures from 31 in worcester and orange and keene. warm to the coastline. fitchburg, nashua. 38 in norwood. 37 in boston. 38 in plymouth. so upper 30s not feeling too bad out there, but you add the winds and we have a situation where we have a little bit of wind chill all day long. it does stay breezy. gusts up to 30 miles per hour. that continues overnight tonight, and at times, even into your saturday. at least the sunshine is going to make a nice bold return this afternoon. stay put into your saturday. from start to finish, we are looking at pretty bright conditions. sunday is the day things start to change. we have a front that will not quite drop toward us. close enough to bump up our cloud cover during the day and
central and northern new england. here will be partly sunny and this warm air starts to move back in. from 42 tomorrow in boston to 5 from 42 tomorrow in boston to 53 on sunday.n boston. 51 in worcester. 53 in concord, new hampshire. even 46 in hyannis. we have a fantastic warm-up that keeps going into early next week. a high of 56 degrees on monday with a chance for a few spot showers. not a washout, but a lot of clouds and a few raindrops out there. tuesday, 48 degrees and dry, and more rain wednesday into thursday. back over to you. >> sara: all right, shiri. parents say it is holy ground. fighting to keep open an old park outside of a hospital before bulldozers knock it down down. a town employee caught on a business owner.
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switch to fios. well, fox25 has learned all homes in the state could soon be required to have a new kind of smoke detectors. lawmakers are pushing for change after 13 people were killed in nine fires this year. in all nine fires, smoke detectors were not working because of a dead or missing battery. the state fire marshal's office is opposing a through would
lithium batteries inside homes. those batteries last for ten be removed. local plow driver has been suspend without pay for a stunt caught on camera. fox25 investigates that the town of rockland has -- the employee has been suspended for two weeks without pay. albert gini ni dumped snow on a car lot and almost ran over the owner of the business. some are calling it a slap on the wrist. the town administrator says the hachbdz are tied because of labor laws. it is the circle of life and the dawchb the new beginning in the brady family. -- dawn of the new beginning in the brady family. >> a cutie pa tootie. the brady's new dog, fluffy -- thought maybe they go with simba.
king" music on facebook. it has been seen 2 million. >> sara: i love the body shot. >> julie: wearing the uggs. >> sara: wondering who is taking the video, would it be gisel negotiation the background julie will make the video even cooler. >> sara: a soccer fan in afghanistan has a new prized possession. ah, and so proud. that boy is a huge lionel messe fan and has a new real mes se jersey. you can see him showing it off, kicking that ball. video of him playing the ball in the messe injuries thank you he made out of a plastic bag went viral. messe was moved by the story and sent two jerseys to anymore afghanistan. what a cute boy. he will never forget that for the rest of his life. >> julie: i love it when athletes pay attention and connect.
>> julie: need a good -- a new thaungs may appeal to a whole new group of people. beer lovers. beer spa and open in oregon. >> sara: will probably do a family vacation. >> julie: more than soaking in beer. for you. when i was talking about drinking it, the owner said it helps with aches and pains, bathe drunk. >> sara: that is just gross >> sara: that is just gros s dirty beer water julie not my cup of tea -- or cup of beer. >> sara: people take advantage that it is beer and get under water and -- -- >> julie: people sneak in a sip, i am sure, shiri? >> shiri: bath water is just so gross. oh! today and tomorrow brightens up but stays pretty breezy. not until we hit sunday that the warmth back in town. we will break down the temperatures next. and developing this morning
and wind, rain, snow, ice. not bad at all. in a short amount of time. >> sara: a a very short amount of time. it is the weekend and time to celebrate. meteorologist shiri spear in the fox25 stormtracker weather center. shiri, this cold weather will last into the weekend. >> shiri: ups and downs. but remember last february, mother nature was winter and cold and snow. i think a couple of ups and down also not hurt anybody. temperatures 29 degrees cooler right now worcester then it was yesterday at this time. 23 degrees cooler in boston. so, yeah, it doesn't feel anything like it did yesterday. that takes us down to 28 right now in worcester. 30 in boylston. 31 in leominster. right now rindge, new hampshire at 28 degrees. chelmsford at 22. and boston at 36 degrees. we have 33 right now duxbury. and your dayne day planner keeps temperatures in the 30s all day long. we have a couple of early morning clouds at 7 a.m. noontime 36.
20s back by this evening. we brighten up beautifully. and julie takes us to drive-time traffic. still pretty mellow out there. >> yes, word that describes our commute at :30. the only slow spot at the expressway southbound at granite avenue where work crews are finishing up their work for the day. expressway looking good. pike wide open. 93 south route 1 moving along at a decent clip. a live look at the zakim where you can see volume very light. the live drive times 9 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 23 minutes from 495 to the leverett connector. 11 minutes on 128 northbound from university avenue to the weston tolls. gene and sara, back to you. there is a new grocery store battle developing this morning a contract between stop and shop and its employee union expiring expires this weekend, and the soon threatening to strike if demands are not met. fox25's michael henrich is live in woburn. the union pulling out all the stops to get what they want.
going on right now to try to win the hearts and minds of so many shoppers not only here at this woburn stop and shop and throughout new england and things could get very interesting very quickly with that union contract expiring this weekend. take a look at what stop and shop is already posted online. ads on craigslist for replacement workers in case the united food and commercial workers local 1445 votes to strike sun morning at 9:00. so the union that say it is represents 10,000 massachusetts stop and shop workers put some of those in that video posted online to sway public opinion. >> when we are valued by stop and shop for the work that we do, it makes the difference. rewarding hard work with better wages and benefits. >> reporter: now the union says in a statement, stop and shop's parent company is looking to cut worker pension, increase health care expenses and set up a lower system of benefits for
meanwhile, the clock is ticking on negotiations because the union says will vote on a new contract for a strike on sunday morning. now i reached out to stop and shop early this morning to get the store's side of this story and, of course, find out what the impact would be on the rest of us, those who shot and might go to -- like this one here in woburn. as soon as i hear back, i am working to get those answers for you and i will bring them to you right away. live in woburn, michael henrich, fox25. happening today, sentencing will begin for a teenager convicted of raping and murdering his high school teacher. >> gene: catherine parrotta is live at salem court because a long day because colleen ritzer long day because colleen ritzer's loved one will give impact statements and not be a time limit. >> reporter: a long day and emotional day. the sentencing begins at 9:00 this morning, and the judge said they will be trying to make a decision by the end of the day and no promises on
phillip chism is now 17 but 14 at the thyme when he raped and murdered his high school math teacher colleen ritzer. a state wants him sentenced to minimum of 30 years in prison and he wouldn't be eligible for parole until his 60s. they will focus on his age during sentencing. as to who will speak, they want as to who will speak, they wanted to limit who would say and prosecutors stood up for ritzer's loved one and a judge sided with them allowing anyone who wants to sleep to do so. >> remarkable the level of respect and dignity that was shown in the most difficult of circumstances. >> reporter: fox25 has learned as many as nine of ritzer's family an friends want to speak during the sentencing. after a judge hears from those want to speak will make the decision for sentencing that they hope to have by the end of
case can complicated. we will talk about that coming up next half hour. live in salem, catherine parrotta, fox25 morning news. and fox25 will be from court for the sentencing hearing when it begins at 9 a.m. it can be all day before the judge makes a decision, and as soon as it comes down, we will take the sentencing live on fox25. you can also get the latest on our case on our web site and mobile app. 5:35 now on this friday morning. just days before super tuesday, the republican presidential candidates are attacking each other. they are hoping to score points with voters. last night all five faced off in a televised debate. but donald trump, marco rubio, and ted cruz doing much of the talking. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of 8 amnesty bill, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> if he builds the wall like trump towers he will be using illegal immigrant labor to do
>> such a cute sound bite. this guy is a joke artist and this guy is a liar. this guy -- 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 this tell the truth. >> gene: at one point ben carson begged for some of the other candidates to attack him so he could take place in the debate. carson finished fourth and fifth. the democrats have one primary before super tuesday. tomorrow voters in south carolina will choose between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. clinton campaigned in south carolina while she talked about health care. 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 just don't know what an emergency is. >> one of the republican presidential candidates, they have insurance, and takes a lot of gall for them to say, well,
act. >> gene: former president bill clinton was campaigning for his wife in south carolina. super tuesday next week and voters in a dozen state including massachusetts will go to the polls. full coverage on air and on our app and online at myfoxboston.com. this morning, a busy hospital in newton is take hospital in newton is taking a second look at training after a security scare causes a frenzy by mistake. one at newton wellesley hospital sent our an active shooter alert that set off alarms across the hospital. set the test of the emergency alert system. the hospital is looking into how the mistake happened and working to make sure that it doesn't happen again. family speaking bought their lawsuit against boston children hospital. justina pelletier was receiving treatment for mitochrondrial disease. doctors diagnosed her with psychiatric problems and accused her parents of medical child abuse. she spent 18 months in state custody. the family is suing children's
of mistreating justina and violating her civil rights. >>. >> this is not about revenge. this is about making people accountable. making the medical community start thinking twice before they take actions. and do damage to a child, a family that can be irreversible family that can be irreversible. >> gene: in statement, children's hospital said it welcomes the opportunity to rig us havely defend the medical care it provided and it is committed to the best have of our patient's health and well being according to the high standards we follow for every patient placed in our care. the fate of a garden for critically-ill children in boston is now in the hands of state health officials. the garden located at boston children hospital. last night, the public health commission heard testimony on a plan to remove it in order to make way for a $1 billion expansion of the hospital. parents of former patients say the garden provides a safe and peaceful place for seriously ill children and their families ill children and their families. >> that was his opportunity to
some time out in the fresh air, and just walk around. >> sara: hospital officials say the expansion is necessary because the neonatal unit is overcrowded. new this morning tv legend bills could see about dropping up with of his lawsuits against a former supermodel. cosby sued beverly johnson for defamation. she claims that cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her. an attorney for the comedian said he dropped the suit in focus on cosby's criminal case. he is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in philadelphia several years ago. a professor caught trying to intimidate journalists during a campus protest it out of a job. the university of missouri board of curators voted to fire melissa click. she was on video asking for, quote, muscle to get rid of a video journalist. the sxwrournlist was trying to film a protest when click confronted him. click graduated from umass. she has since been charged with third-degree assault.
weather together with you every tense minutes. as you are getting ready to head out, the expressway part of your commute. if so, right now an easy eight minutes from the braintree split to columbia road. shiri. >> reporter: i have quite a breeze out there right now. winds gusting 26 miles per hour in boston. a little bit stronger over southeastern massachusetts, but here is the deal, we actually have winds that be are going to stay gusty throughout the day. we have 30-mile-per-hour gusts expected this afternoon. we will show you when they finally lighten up and when they pull in the warmer air coming up. a retail chain is looking to live up to its name. still ahead on the fox25 morning news, the new way jc penny is looking to win back customers with pennies.
genetic information on hand, they track their health for the rest of their life. the information will allow them to single in on the genes that produce certain medical conditions and one day treat those conditions. researchers are hope researchers are hoping to expand the biobanks to track genetic mutations through generations. father's day come father's day coming a few months early for the boston bruins. the bs are in carolina to face the hurricanes. get this, the team has played for all of the fathers of all of the players to attend the game. the dad flew into raleigh with the team rather and had a big dinner last night. brad stevens and the celtics facing the bucs at the garden. the first home game in 16 days. jay crowder you off to a fast start. isaiah thomas took over and drives the lane and sets up emir johnson with a no look behind the back pass. peaking of no-look passes, thomas.
celtics win the ninth straight at home 112-107 the final. red sox hitters are glad they don't have to face this guy. david price faced life batters for the first time for spring training. sandoval and bets some of the regulars that took swings against price. the usual college match-ups against bc and northeastern on monday. less than a week tom brady will.resume his deflategate battle with the nfl and we know which three judges will heal the appeal of -- hear the appeal of the supreme court ruling. one them is the one that presided over bernie madoff's trial. they are all pintid by president clinton. that could be good news because judges appointed by democrats tend to side with workers. they will see if a lower court -- the appeal hearing will take place next thursday. some new england patriots stars are having fun in the off
wide receiver julian edelman and defensive lineman flowers were at boston children's hospital serving up a pancake breakfast to young patients and their family, and get this, they made the pancakes themselves. >> fortunate to come here and do this event a few years back and good to come here and do it again and put a smile on some of the kids' faces. it really touches you. >> sara: all of the kids got gifts from the patriots including signed footballs. what a great thing gonz gene-o good guys and always active in the community and seeing those pancakes at this hour makes me a little hungry. >> sara: makes me hungry too. they made them themselves. they know how -- >> gene: a little traveling pancake van in our parking lot. >> sara: i love it. >> gene: we see food at in hour we get hungry julie you are on to something, a traveling pancake van. patriots and pancakes. that is the deal. take you out to the roads,
from 228 past route 18. and up to the braintree area. 24, 95, also still looking light right now. expressway starting to see the volume build just slightly though, and we are still seeing delays southbound near granite ave. a live look where you can see volume moderate at 5:47. here are those live drive times here are those live drive times. 10 minutes on route 3 from 228 to the braintree split. 12 minutes on 24 from 16 to 128 12 minutes on 24 from 16 to 128. nine minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to columbia road. meteorologist shiri spear joining us, and shiri, every day is a good day for pancakes. >> shiri: pancakes. >> julie: pancake weather every day every day. >> shiri: i feel like pancake and hot chocolate weather. wind is still going to be a big talker today because big gusts up around 30 miles per hour. not going to do any kind of damage but something to be aware of. the nice thing is most of the snow has melted but the concern over a refreeze or icy spots will be real low today. flurries are having a real
berkshires and a low threat as we go. this is a look at what we have out there right now. 36 degrees in boston. 17-mile-per-hour winds. so there is a wind chill. there will be a wind chill all day. so even though you see all-day temperatures in the 30s. it will feel like the 20s because the winds are going to have a real tough time really lightening up today. 7 a.m., 34 degrees. same thing here at 9 a.m., 36 at 11 a.m. and this afternoon we only squeak out the upper 30s. only going up by a couple of degrees. at least the clouds will tend to thin out as the whole front weakens and melts away. that cooler air comes into play and those flurries having a hard time getting over the berkshires. they are limited right now to the mountains in western new england, central northern new england. here at home a couple of early morning clouds and we stick with sunshine and scattered clouds through noontime today. afternoon hours will turn mostly sunny. still going to be good-looking and breezy out there. and want to remind you of that. even though showing thrust even though showing
degrees with 39 in bridgewater. 38 in brockton. foxborough. up to wall mole at 37. you add in the wind and it is going to end up getting cooler. cool spots out of central massachusetts, 30 this afternoon worcester and rutland and gardner. northborough at 30 degrees. a little warmer in fitchburg at 36. uxbridge, 36 degrees and a couple of spots that are slightly warmer and it does tend to warm toward the coastline. 37 framingham over to boston. 35 in lawrence. 33 in manchester, new hampshire 33 in manchester, new and you can see the sunshine really ruling that forecast all day tomorrow. still going to be gusty from time to time, but i don't think it is going to be a constant gust of 30 miles per hour like today. it is just going to be on and off gusting tomorrow. a little less frequently. the winds tend to die out as we head into saturday night and sunday, but sunday, we start yanking in some more clouds, especially the further north you go. this front never makes it in, so we will not have to bring in any rain or snow, and we do actually get this warm air that starts to move in for the
which is why you see temperatures responding to nicely. 41 in boston and beverly. 39 in plymouth. 42 in foxborough. 39 in worcester. and 4 hampshire. check out the 50s from north shore, south shore, boston to central massachusetts. we have a warm weekend in the works, and keeps getting warmer as you can see. by monday, 56 degrees. i am even getting indication it is could be a little bit warmer than that. even flirting to 60 on monday and will come with spot showers. tuesday we cool down a little bit at 48 degrees with on and off clouds, wednesday into thursday. although it stays pretty mild. rain. back over to you. all right, shiri. a local man taking matters into his own hands when it comes to fixing up his roads. why his repair job on the pothole got him in hot water with the city. stay with us for our news at 6:00 this morning. construction on the casino in
repair man and frequent patron of that restaurant decided to fix that pothole himself. the town manager said the man didn't have permission to fix it and was using the pothole as a way to advertise his own business. >> he is somebody that went up and picked up some asphalt and i say good on you but please don't do it. let douse it. he is trying to sell his product. >> the repairman did not want to comment. the town said it will leave the manhole patch as it es in there is any damage done to it. local high school students don't want a famous singer performing at his school because of a domestic violence charge. "american pie" done mclean is scheduled to play at barnstable high school in april. he is facing domestic charges in maine. violence programs are asking barnstable schools to request that that show is cancelled. school officials are considering this request. a 97-year-old woman facing eviction from the home she
the california woman said her land lady promised she could live there for the rest her life. a verbal promise and nothing put in writing. the current owner is the grandson -- the grandson-in-law with the grand lady and told them and her tenant that they have to move out in 0 days. >> i don't have the slightest idea. i don't know where i am going to go. i really don't. keeps me awake at night. i will be out on the bus stop bench surrounded by my boxes of books, my beloved books. and that's about all i can foresee. >> gene: landlord tells a local newspaper he has to sell the home because it is part of a trust left to his son .
makes it to "american idol" top ten. kelly clarkson was the special guest judge in the live show of the season. we spoke with sonica and she said the song she picked was incredibly difficult but rewarding. >> performing was so amazing. 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. >> sara: good for her. sonica tweeted thought thank you. we will see how excited she is. we will see if she moves on next week on fox25. >> gene: going great, keep it up. 5:56. whitey bulger fighting new accusations in prison. >> sara: coming up what the prison guard caught the mobster doing in bulger's self-described embarrassing situation.
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emotional testimony we expect this morning boston police are asking everyone to take a good look at this photo and see if you recognize the man seen here coming up in just a few minutes coming up in just a few minutes. why police say he has been going up to people with a 12 going up to people with a 12-inch kitchen knife in one of the busiest parts of the city. the gop candidates faced off of the last time before super tuesday, and the insults were flying. >> if i can't -- hey, if i can't beat remember, you are really going to get killed. >> sara: the surprise attack on donald trump and the former president who was watching from the audience. >>announcer: complete news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> sara: and good morning, everybody. and thank you so much for joining us on this friday, it is friday, february 26. i am sara underwood. >> gene: and i am gene lavanchy. huge turn around from yesterday's temperatures with that stormy start. it was mild, windy rain. definitely will need that