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reporter: angry words from boston's police unions. the failures they say are putting officers lives at risk. elizabeth warren on the record on donald trump >> what kind of man does this thing? reporter: says hillary clinton should have avoided. inside the local lab on the front lines of the zika fight. reporter: watching thunderstorms to the west and how they will impact weekend plans. reporter: a local baseball team. how they're helping local people with disabilities. anchor: boston's police unions delivering a strong message to the mayor and police commissioner tonight.
claim the city is putting officers at risk. mike beaudet live in mattapan right now. reporter: the police unions are not holding back in their letter to the mayor. they say they are outgunned and undermanned. >> bos subject in the city. they blast the mayor and police commissioner in a scathing letter saying they need better equipment including new ballistic helmets. you can walk hand in hand all day long but that won't stop a brick or a piece of concrete slamming into an officer's head that doesn't have a ballistic helmet on.
>> more officers are needed and the time for action is now. morale as become an all-time low thanks to a climate of hate. reporter: this relationship is not a good one. >> as far as i'm concerned it is a great one. >> some of the words officer right now. everybody feels underappreciated. i wish some of the words he didn'tit's a hard time to be a e officer now. reporter: contract negotiations are ongoing but in the letter
we did hear back from any. anchor: 5 investigates learning there is an agreement tonight between victims of the new england compounding center meningitis outbreak and medicare. victims are set to receive a settlement from necc's owners. but medicare wants reimbursement for care, which outraged some vi government failed at oversight with necc. victims will now reimburse medicare between 10 and 21% of their payouts. settlements are expected to range from hundreds of dollars to a quarter million in death cases. payments could start by the end of the month. maria: a construction worker rushed to the hospital after getting stuck hours. >> and very serious injury. he has multiple broken bones in
this is the apartment complex under construction. we have video from sky 5. he was taken to an ambulance after the link the and difficult rescue. bags of cement were stacked in the basement. somehow he slipped into the cement mixer. rescuers had be very careful as they try to remove him. he was conscious and talking during that two hour-long rescue. firefighters say he has multiple broken bones. osha has been notified. ed: president obama has a proper support on the war on isis. the president saying isis is losing ground in both iraq and syria and despite lone wolf
defeated. >> it is still very difficult to detect and prevent lone actors or small cells of terrorists who are determined to kill the innocent and are willing to die. and that's why as we discussed today we are going to keep going after isil aggressively across every front of this campaign . these comments come as the president prepares for to visit to martha's vineyard. the obama family arrives on saturday for their annual vacation. maria: which brings us to commitment 2016, donald trump in maine today. the republican nominee campaigned in portland. maine's governor paul lepage saying he supports trump more than ever. trump talked about the boston marathon bombings during his appearance, and said it could have been prevented, if the tsarnaev brothers weren't admitted as refugees. >> you see what happened.
have that incident which killed so many and badly wounded many. maria: at least three groups of protesters interrupted trump's speech some of them holding up pocket versions of the u.s. constitution. ed: we go on the record with senator elizabeth warren. she's targeting donald trump. the gop and what about a decision on running for re-election? newscenter 5's janet wu here with the interview you'll see only on 5. anchor: senat donald trump. today, she said trump must get up every morning and say let me dare the american people to support me in this election. reporter: senator elizabeth warren today expressed disbelief at donald trump's pocketing of a purple heart from one of his supporters, then saying i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> the idea that donald trump would try to appropriate that somehow he had earned it?
because he was donald trump could hang up one more medal? reporter: warren has lead the democratic attacks against trump for months, but today, she said she did not agree with one recent decision by hillary clinton to hire debbie wasserman schultz immediately after she resigned as dnc chair. embarrassing emails from schultz had revealed attempts to sabotage bernie sander's campaign. reporter: it is an embarrassment to the party and it is an embarrassment to the nation. after she is dismissed from the dnc? >> i did not understand that. reporter: she also said she doesn't understand why republicans won't return before labor day to approve money to fight zika without caveats. the only way we'll do this is if you'll defund planned parenthood. what? if you make cuts in obamacare, are you kidding me? the united states congress controlled by the republicans is saying, go home and play politics. reporter: so bottom line, you don't think you're going back
i gotta tell you, i'm going to keep pounding on this this is just not what they are doing. reporter: on her own re-election, she was less forthcoming, saying she wasn't ready to make an announcement about a 2018 run. but she is using this august recess to fundraise across the state. maria: a final goodbye today for 7-year-old kyzr willis the little boy that drowned after slipping away from a summer day camp -- family, friends, and the turning out for his funeral today. newscenter 5's diane cho is live in mattapan with the story diane? reporter: friends and family members were here for a little boy they would never forget. ? family members received -- were
he is remembered as a child who was full of life. >> you could not be upset around him. he loved everybody. reporter: he disappeared from staff members. his body was found a week ago and the waters of carson beach after he drowned. >> he became the son of the city of boston. all city run camps. >> sometimes it takes a child to change adults, change situations. that is what kaiser did. reporter: his casket was carried away by a hearse as dozens walked behind him.
still ahead, a scene of destruction in connecticut. ed: an explosion taking down a house. what we're about the rescues in the wreckage. anchor: we continue to watch after a couple of spectacular days. i have a breakdown on their saturday arrival. maria: their work to help people with disabilities. capital one believes your bank should work for you, not the other way around. so capital one reimagined banking... ?
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ed: right now, a home destroyed by an explosion in vernon county. officials say 4 people including a young child have been taken to the hospital. their conditions are unclear. fire fighters are still searching the wreckage. officials say one person may still be trapped inside the house. the cause of the blast is under investigation. five for good. the story of a local baseball team. where inclusion is the winning game plan. maria: our erika tarantal shows us how the north shore navigators and a local non-profit are supporting workers with disabilities. >> fraser field in lynn is home to the north shore navigators a summer collegiate baseball team. their stands, one of ariana morel's favorite places.
for 2 seasons she keeps the place spotless and is proud of her work. >> i enjoy cleaning, and i love the people. reporter: ashley smallwood is a career specialist with the non-profit bridgewell which helps people with disabilities find housing and jobs. she thought this would be a good fit for ariana who loves sports and being social. >> the best thing to do is find out what someone is passionate about. reporter: ashley says bridgewell found a great partner in the >> the folks see them and they're helping out, you know they're part of the customer service team. >> they're getting an ll they can do in anle environment that's really cepting, that's really excited to have them there. reporter: ashley says over the years even when the budget's tight, the navigators always hire. >> luck so to speak, we were looking for folks to work during
, and we thought that sounded like a good fit. reporter: working so well bridgewell has seen other doors open. >> it's encouraged other local businesses and employers to contact us. reporter: ariana tells me when she got this job she felt her life was coming back and as for bill no hiding feelings here. >> sometimes he calls me his angel his angel yeah, he loves me a lot. reporter: ariana says she hopes season. to connect with bridgewell a person must be referred by the department of developmental services. anchor: earl is still a big one. anchor: it still is. it was a hurricane. now it is a tropical storm. cutting across while moeller, having right -- guatemala, heavy
today. a lot of that will hit 90 tomorrow and the city dewpoint very manageable. towards saturday, humidity comes up high. look what happens to the humidity, it's going to be very comfortable. right now clear skies. front across the midwest. that is headed this way. tomorrow, no problem. tomorrow, slightly more humid than today. let's talk about what's going to happen saturday. this goal front will come
let me give you a breakdown of what is going to happen. kenexa clouds and sunshine. we head towards the afternoon. when the cold front starts to come through we see these thunderstorms firing off. they will continue to march towards the it is afternoon and evening, southeastern part of this date where we have to be concerned. you can be in one spot and have a real downpour. not much goes on.
i've indicated saturday, a high-impact brother day -- whether day. -- weather day. sunday it all changes. less humid weather. plenty of sunshine. sunday monday and tuesday looking close to each other. wednesday and thursday, our friends back in the forecast. thunderstorms. they may hinder your outdoor activity. anchor: bill belichick shortened practice by about a half hour today that means he liked what he saw and most everybody was on the same page which is always a tough acclimation for new members of the squad, including
famer, howie long . >> it is a great sports city. you know that. boston is a great sports city. certainly, having some family out here. it is interesting. anchor: chris missed some time. that was where he was physically. he is in a good shape. he had a good off-season for us. anchor: from the beard a little bit.
anchor: we are learning more about the american woman killed in a violent rampage in london. she's been identified as 64-year-old darlene horton, the wife of a florida state university professor teaching in london. police also identified the suspect as a norwegian-somali teenager, investigators say the 19-year-old has mental health issues. he's accused of stabbing six people in a popular tourist area. five of them, including another american, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. mari sounding the alarm tonight after three recent fires were sparked by discarded cigarettes. a six alarm fire in charlestown, and two 4 alarm fires in east boston and dorchester all within the past month all starting on decks outside. >> we're seeing a trend of smoking material being a leading cause of fire in the city.
outside. maria: the commissioner says cigarettes should be put out in water or sand. no one was hurt in those three fires but damage is estimated at over $10 million. ed: a dangerous call for animal control in western mass. an alligator in the backyard. that story up next. maria: and coming up new at 11:00. at least four people trapped inside, calls for
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anchor: police in massachusetts allligators maria: this is it. look at this fella. the six-foot long, 150 pound gator was apparently being kept in a backyard in springfield. the springfield rebulican reports police were called to the property today and promptly called in reinforcements from a local zoo, as well as environmental police. the gator was being kept in a backyard enclosure of a home on main street. the zoo's curator says it looks
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