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>> from boston's this is wcvb newscenter 5. todd: right now at 5:30 -- a woman hit and killed by a bus in east boston. the new details into what went wrong. shayna: rhondella: -- rhondella: rain is on the way. when it gets here how long it lasts and the changes coming after that. todd: hillary clinton's visit to massachusetts tonight. and what's next for the campaign. right now at 5:30, a deadly bus crash under investigation in east boston. good evening. i'm todd kazakiewich. rhondella: and i'm rhondella richardson. police say two people were hit
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is live in boston. nicole a lot of questions : tonight surrouding the circumstances that led to this accident. two women hit by a bus here early this morning, one of those women pronounced dead here at the scene. and it was an emotional scene, one distraught woman carried away by police. the women hit around 2:00 sunday morning by a private bus on this very busy mcclellan highway. the company that was operating the bus entourage livery out of north attleboro. remains unclear. a company spokesperson spoke with us. >> we have extended condolences to the victims family. that is the most boring thing. where doing anything we can to assist the investigation of the boston police department. our driver went with the boston police department for an interview. he was questioned and released
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been put on leave, which is mandatory anytime there is an accident investigation. the second woman who was hit rush to the hospital. she is expected to be ok. police not releasing the identity of the woman killed. nicole estaphan, wcvb newscenter 5. todd: nicole, thank you. a stabbing arrest in saugus, the suspect now charged with attempted murder. police say john sevier attacked the victim last night on broadway. the victim is hospitalized with serious injuries and is now in stable condition. about a possible motive for the attack. rhondella: two small children are in boston hospitals after they were pulled from a pool in lowell. it happened during a party last night. newscenter 5's diane cho is live in lowell with the investigation. diane? diane: neighbors say the family was having a birthday party yesterday at the home where it took place, when it ended with a 911 call.
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above ground pool here of freda lane in lowell and one child was unresponsive when pulled from the water. police were called out to the home just before 8:30 last night. we spoke to one of the neighbors who did not want to be identified who tells us he is a nurse and started performing cpr on the little girl and by the time ems arrived, she was breathing. he says he called out for additional help and his girlfriend who is also a nurse tried to help the other child, a -- and he says by the time she did ems arrived at the scene. and heard a commotion. i went over to see what i could do. i checked the airway. get a few compressions, got a poll. -- got a pulse. diane: police say the children were airlifted to a local hospital last night in critical condition, but they tell us they do not have an update on their condition. diane cho, wcvb newscenter 5. todd: a four alarm brush fire in west roxbury, still smoldering today. firefighters spent the night
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scene off eagle street. it is one of several brush fires that broke out this weekend because of dry conditions. it was the most intense of the fires. mica, obviously, dealing with some very dry conditions and it's a matter of time. mike: yeah, you have to be careful about any kind of open flame. we are going to get a little relief. we are going to get some rain. today, nothing but sunshine. skies are clear. starting to see a line of showers and thunderstorms. i have turned the lightning scan on and i have not seen lightning yet you're it but i think there could be a rumble of thunder through the overnight hours. it's going to take a little while to get here. as far as boston is concerned, newscenter 5 -- that is when the cloud cover moves in. you see the line marches
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and it continues to push into the eastern part of the state. if you are an early riser, your morning commute on the wet side. the tropics are getting active as well. all of that is coming up. rhondella: thanks, mike. no arrest in a triple shooting in boston. police say 3 people were shot late last night on westview street in mattapan. all of the victims were taken to local hospitals and are expected to recover. boston police are also asking for information on a deadly shooting in dorchester. it happened early saturday morning in dorchester, near the dudley terrace. a man was killed and a woman was hurt. she is expected to recover. anyone with information should call boston police. todd: in commitment 2016 tonight, democrat hillary clinton will be fundraising in provincetown's today. the fundraiser also features actress and singer cher. she's expected to get back on
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donald trump unveiling a new side to his campaign trying to appeal to minority voters. abc's mary bruce has more on the new message and the clinton campaign response. mary as far as the trump : campaign says this has been the best week ever. mr. trump: i want a totally inclusive country, and i want an inclusive party. mary: trump working on his pitch to minority voters this weekend. mr. trump: the outreach to the african-american community is in an area where the republican and it will do better. mary: but despite that admission and a meeting with his new hispanic advisory board, the week has not been entirely smooth for the campaign. from protests to outrage over this comment. esther trump what do you have to : lose? you're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. >> many in the african american community saw that as insulting because they say most african americans don't live in poverty and that mr. trump was making those comments in communities
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>> those comments are for all americans. and i live in a white community. i'm white. i was very moved by his comment. in other words, he is trying to tell americans that we can do better. mary: kellyanne conway, trump's new campaign manager, hitting the sunday talk shows after a staffing shakeup, which included the resignation of campaign chairman paul manafort over his ties to pro-russian ukrainian leaders. that's something the clinton campaign is pouncing on. >> paul manafort has been pushed out, but that doesn't mean that the russians have been pushed out of this campaign. the hand of the kremlin has been at work in this campaign for some time. it's clear that they are supporting donald trump. mary: mary bruce, abc news, los angeles. rhondella: president obama is leaving martha's vineyard tonight ahead of a trip to tour flood damage in louisiana. air force one will touch down on tuesday, as the region rebuilds. the flooding there killed at least 13 and left tens of thousands homeless. republicans have criticized the president for not visiting sooner.
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on the trip to avoid using resources for the president's security. donald trump visited on friday. figuring out the science behind todd: addiction. todd: 5 on the opioid crisis.
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at 5:30. rhondella: massachusetts had more hoax bomb threats called in to schools last year than any other state. 135 were made last school year according to the group educator's school safety network. state police say the number is probably a little low. this was one of the incidents at methuen high school when all backpacks were put outside to be checked by police k-9's. threats to school are on the rise across the country. the safety network estimates there were 8 bomb threats per school day during the 2015-16 school year. that number does not include other threats of violence. robocalls that allow threats to reach many schools at once. todd: 5 on the opioid crisis, researchers at umass medical school start tests tomorrow on new medical devices that could help fight addiction. the devices come as bracelets, or as a pill you can swallow. both monitor the body's reactions to drugs and withdrawal and send signals back to researchers. they could help doctors learn more about how addiction happens
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early-on. >> one of the things we want to figure out is how we can predict when someone in treatment, for example, is going to start craving their drug and whether we can create an intervention that presents them -- prevents them from using. todd: both technologies could eventually aid with prescription and treatment. testing is expected to take place over the next two years. rhondella: mike wankum is tracking mucne snake spending the summer where it does not belong. police in maine sharing this picture of the new clue they found this weekend, but it's not ? amazing sleep stays with you all day and all night. sleep number beds with sleepiq technology give you the knowledge to adjust for the best sleep ever.
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todd: taking a live look out over the city of boston right now. what a gorgeous day. shayna: a nice -- rhondella: a nice day. nice to have breeze every now and then. todd: but the one thing we don' if you can have rain overnight, that is the way to do it. it this will be moving through the area tonight. looks like a quarter to a half-inch of rain. with sprinkles on the bushes earlier. now we're seeing steadier rain. 9:00 tonight, still showers and thunderstorms are going to be with us marching into the central part of the state by midnight. we should see scattered showers
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than heavier downpours around 2:00, 3:00. the nature of these is what we have been used to. not everyone is going to get a nice, heavy rain out of this. down the road they may get a very heavy downpour. ponding on the roadways is a possibility. if you are an early riser, tomorrow at 4 a.m., nice. the skies will start clearing. half-inch of rain. there might be isolated areas that get over an inch of rain. at the right time, it would cause ponding on the roadways. be cautious about that. 74 degrees. there is that dew point. a little sticky. it was dry this morning. it's going to be ramping up. it's going to be a really muggy night. but it's only going to be with us for a few hours. by tomorrow, we are down to the pleasant category.
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across the area, and tomorrow, very early showers, then turning sunny, greasy. northwesterly wind. let's check on the topics. there is fiona. surprisingly, it is still a tropical storm sitting out there . it has not become a tropical depression quite yet, but i think it will over the next 48 hours or so as it tracks and heads toward bermuda. no real problems for bermuda. they may get some breeze out of the whole thing. we have an area here we are watching. it does not get a name yet because it is not organized. we are investigating at this point. we put our computer models together and get plotting of where it is headed to. called spaghetti plots because sometimes it looks like spaghetti noodles. it will head toward parts of florida, perhaps, even become a tropical system. right now, there's only 50/the
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chance. tuesday -- look at this. chili in the morning hours. some places away from the city could actually drop into the upper 40's overnight. a little taste of paul on tuesday. in the afternoon we will be back up into the 70's. -- a little taste of fall on tuesday. it will get muggy on friday. for some thunderstorms. the next chance of seeing any kind of rain in our forecast, we have to wait until friday. let's hope we get some nice rain tonight. todd? todd: mike, thanks. police in maine are warning people to watch out for a snake along a popular river. this snake skin was found this weekend along the presumpscot river in westbrook, a city near portland. it's a popular spot for swimmers and boaters. police say they will be doing tests to find out what kind of snake it is. they have already warned people to be on the lookout after officers spotted a large snake eat a beaver and swim across the
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shayna: -- rhondella: governor baker will celebrate new laws to protect pets. the new law allows first responders to break a car window to protect pets from extreme temperatures. private citizens are also allowed to enter a car, if they make reasonable efforts to locate the owner and contact 911. massachusetts drivers will get new details about tolls tomorrow. the state department of transportation is meeting to discuss plans to implement an open-road, all-electronic system. the technology is already in use on the tobin bridge. mass dot hopes to have the new system in place in october. on the mass pike. todd: a warning on a scam, targeting college students and their families. the irs says people are calling victims, pretending to be agents and demanding immediate payment of a fake federal student tax. those scams are convincing. they know the victim's names and other information. but the irs says they will never
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todd: well, as you might have heard, pokemon go has become the hottest game of the summer, searching for virtual objects hidden in the real world. researchers at mit are working to take that idea a step further bringing the real world into the , game. rhondella: mike wankum shows us
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mike: to win at pokemon go, you try to find pikachu and friends hidden all over the world. lots of fun, but the characters are just there. floating in space. what if the characters were really part of the scene in your phone, meaning that objects in the real world reacted to their presence and movement. abe davis, a 28-year-old researcher at mit, is making that happen. >> we've developed algorithms that are good at recovering motion that we can't see. motions that are so small you and i mike: everything has vibration. whether it's the grass in the background, this sign or even a building. here at mit they are studying those tiny vibrations and by doing that, they are trying to bring the real world into the virtual world. here's how it works. as abe pounds his fist on the table, look carefully and you might be able to see the wire
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that motion, tell you about the object itself? mike: he takes just a few seconds of video, capturing the motion loads it into his interactive dynamic video program and those , algorithms we mentioned show us how the figure behaves if you grabbed an elbow or pushed or prodded it in a variety of ways. >> because different objects prefer to vibrate at different frequencies and shapes you can , learn from that information and tell you a lot about how the object would respond to new forces. possibilities? better interaction with gaming better engineering of bridges , and buildings and hollywood is , already taking notice. the system could create more life-like special effects for a lot less money. abe's youtube video of the process got hundreds of thousands of views in just 3 weeks. >> since then i've gotten a lot emails. i have a neck shall he gone through all of them, but people seem to be interested.
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yeah, this is why i spent all that time. this is cool. mike: abe and his 2 other team members along with mit already have 6 patents on their work. what you are seeing in a research lab today will likely soon show up on your smartphone or the big screen. it took me a while to understand what he was doing. it's very complex. todd: and he is using stick figures as opposed to actual people? mike: oh, he can do anything. todd: you didn't want to showac lot about this guy. and the weather -- there will be a little vibrating. but tomorrow, breezy, sunshine, low humidity. you will like it. but if you want an even better day, tuesday. cool in the morning, sunny in the afternoon, beautiful sunshine. next chance for rain, not until friday. todd: tuesday, wednesday.
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those are the days i've got off. todd: good planning. more news to come. more news to come. a bus crash dear fellow citizen, hunting treasures with my daughter is wonderful. because before i'm ready, she'll be off to college. i want to help her pay her way there, like i do for my son. call 1-866-999-0148 as a leader in student lending, we have student loan options that others don't. if you have a question about student loans, ask me. sincerely, michele wright fellow mom and fellow citizen. call 1-866-999-0148 to apply now. when i look for solutions, i don't start in washington, fellow mom and feand has all the answers.arty you know where i find common-sense ideas? right here in new hampshire... where i'm fighting for the good-paying jobs that strengthen our economy. i worked to make childcare more affordable and make it easier to save for college. i've worked across party lines on clean air
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>> now on newscenter 5 -- todd: right now at 6:00 -- a woman hit and killed by a bus in east boston. the new details into what went wrong. mike: rain is on the way. when it ge lasts and the changes coming after that. rhondella: hillary clinton's visit to massachusetts tonight. and what's next for the campaign. >> from boston's news leader, wcvb newscenter 5 at 6:00. rhondella: right now we're hearing company that owns a bus, involved in a deadly crash in east boston. good evening. i'm rhondella richardson. todd: i'm todd kazakiewich. police say the private bus hit two people on route 1-a early this morning. newscenter 5's nicole estaphan is live in boston with the investigation.
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todd, it was around 2:00 the morning -- 2:00 this morning the two women were hit. one distraught woman was carried away by police. two women hit around 2:00 on this very busy mcclellan highway. the company operating the bus entourage livery out of north , attleboro. again what those women were doing at the time they were hit remains unclear. a spokesperson for the bus company spoke with us briefly this afternoon. >> the main thing we want to offer is our condolences to the victims family, that is the most important thing. we're doing everything to assist in the investigation when the boston police department. last night, our driver went with the boston police department and was questioned and released immediately.


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