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. now at 4:00, the cleanup and power restoration is under way after a tornado ripped giant trees out of the ground and damaged more than three dozen homes. >> it lasted more than a minute, that would be -- would be pushing it. it really -- it sounded like a train going by. >> julie: what neighbors are grateful for despite all the developing news in boston. a woman was forced into a park and sex actual eassaulted. the distinctive marks the suspect has that could help police solve the case. republican nominee donald trump is postponing a major speech. why critics say he is flip-floping on one of his signature policies. complete news coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. >> daniel: good morning, it
23, we appreciate your company this morning, i am daniel miller. >> julie: good morning, i am julie grauert. a cool, quick start to the morning and no tornadoes. >> daniel: the difference the day makes julie. . >> julie: shiri has not been on air like she was yesterday at 3 a.m. >> shiri: cooler temperatures. in norwood all the way down to 43 degrees. the spot where you i can't be the spot where grab a jacket. boston 62 degrees. pretty warm in the at this. 55 in hyannis and the vineyard. temperatures are still dropping but until the sun comes up, we are getting cooler. much of metro west waking up in the lower 50s. by 6 a.m., 62 degrees. lower 70s by 10:00. by lunchtime, mid-70s and should get up to 80 degrees for a bunch of inland towns and cities and think a little
coast and the boston area and the cape today about 77. i have got a town-by-town look at the temperatures coming up in just a few. julie for live drive-time traffic. this time yesterday morning rain coming down ot pike eastbound through brighton. as you can see no rain out there, roads are dry, and things are clear. it volume is very light as you head out on pike or my major roadways. brighton. east and westbound. no major issues. just overnight closures. more in just a few minutes. >> the cleanup will take days but a ef 1 tornado only took seconds to tear down hundreds of trees power lines damaging homes in concord. two are without power. yesterday's tornado and severe storms hit 39 homes in concord with 100-mile-per-hour winds damaged a half-mile stretch of property mainly on independent
limb fed into a chipper as you see here and was taken to the hospital. otherwise neighbors are grateful injuries weren't worse. lasted more than a minute. that would be pushing it. it was really -- it really sounded like a train going by. >> we are blessed. absolutely. nobody got hurt. the house has some damage, but not horrible damage. >> governor charlie baker visited concord yesterday to take a look at the damage 37. the fast-moving storms brought heavwi yesterday cleaning up too. the power has been restored to that city. it is now 4:3. and we are following developing news in boston where police are issuing an alert following a sexual assault in the south end. it happened around 1:00 yesterday morning near greenwich park. a woman said a man approached her on a bike and she had a knife and forced her to walk to a park where he sexually assaulted her. the man has tattoos on his
right hand. in worcester, police arrested a man for shooting and killing his neighbor. a viewer sent us in picture of the scene on hamilton street. found the victim on the front lawn with a gunshot wound. the man was fighting with the suspect when he was shot. he was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. police are r investigating what led up to the shooting. unclear if the drive of a truck that hit and killed a 70-year-old woman will face charges. the woman was walking to a grocery hit her pulling into a school parking lot. crystal haynes talked to witnesses that saw it happened. >> first thing that went through my mind was i hadn't seen my mother r, where is my mother. >> reporter: this truck backed into the woman in a parking lot. >> he reversed, hit the lady and someone was running up saying, oh, what are you doing sxwrups i hate it lady. you just killed that lady. >> reporter: nor ma dean was
the school abuts a large multifamily complex. >> my cousins, my sisters and stuff. you don't want kids there hit by cars coming in and out of school driveway. they should really change this up, because it is dangerous. >> reporter: her friends and neighbors and her apartment building less than a mile away from where she died are stunned. >> i feel like i lost one of my family members. my friend started crying. >> reporter: maria hernandez tells me just last week claudia asked her to pray for her brother who recently died. now she is praying for them both. reporting in lowell, crystal haynes, fox25 news. >> julie: prosecutors say a state trooper charged with raping his ex-girlfriend has threatened her again. robert sundberg is under house arrest awaiting to stand trial. he was arrested in april after
both are state troopers assigned to the concord barracks. in new court documents, he recently told a friend we have the women children's removed if she continued charges against him. they believe a patriots fan that stole an autographed helmet may be from wilmington. surveillance video show a man jump over the bar and grabbed the helmet. he wrapped the helmet in the tom brady jersey and out without paying his bill. it happened at skip's place. the man actually called him shortly after the theft and apologized. he said he would mail it back, but that haven't happened. police are now hoping that someone will recognize him in the video we just showed you. 4:06. students at boston latin school are encouraged to continue their discussion of race-based problems in the campus. the new leaders of the prestigious school say teacher also receive new training on how this deal with reports of
resigned after protests earlier this year. an internal investigation found that more than 100 allegations of racist incidents since 2012. somerville residents may want to stock up on reusable bags starting september 1. the city's plastic bag ban goes into effect. it was passed last november and applies to single-use shopping bags. businesses with more than 10,000 square feet of floor are asked to promote paper bags instead. it is supposed to reduce environmental impact of plastic bags. somerville joined a number of other cities and towns in the state that adopted this policy. this morning donald trump is defending his immigration policy saying he is not flip-floping, but the republican has cancelled a speech on thursday to lay out his plans. now people question if he is softening his plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. andy rose explains. >> that wlawl go soup fast your head will spin. >> reporter: or will it?
his immigration polythat was scheduled for thursday. the campaign also says they want to keep the focus on hillary clinton. this as the federal judge ordered the state department to review nearly 15,000 more documents from when she was secretary of state, and trump now wants a special prosecutor to look into the increasingly controversial clinton foundation >> the favor is done, and a significant number of times it was done requiren investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> reporter: former president bill clinton says if his wife is elected, the foundation will make changes including no longer accepting foreign or corporate donations. vice-presidential nominee tim kaine said trump in no spot to throw out accusations. >> donald trump on the other hand has told us nothing how
conflicts of his business dealings like the money his company owns to a bank in china. >>reporter: on the heels of a "new york times" report that trump's company owns hundreds of millions to a variety of interests including china. the dispute of hillary clinton's private e-mail account follows her to the november election. nearly 15,000 new e-mails in its investigation to clinton's e-mail practices. a federal judge has ordered the state to release those documents and the state department wants to release the e-mails the second week of october, which would be one month before the election. meanwhile, the democrat has launched a new tv ad slamming trump on national security. >> because all it takes is one wrong move. i would bomb the [bleep] out of them. >> just one. >> trump responded to the ad saying they are mostly phony and inaccurate. happening today, fresh off
vineyard. president obama will visit flood victims in louisiana. some neighborhoods around baton rouge are still under two feet of water after heavy rain submerged thousands of homes last week. 13 people died and 86,000 have registered for government assistance. president obama declared a major disaster in 20 counties to help streamline federal funding. last week donald trump visited the area. hillary clinton she will not be visiting because she does not want to distract from the relief efforts. 4:10. the swimmer ryan lochke lots of money. sponsors have ended their relationship. speedo and ralph lauren. lochke admitted lying being robbed a gunpoint after going to party. he vandalized a gas station and the group was confronted by armed security guards. in a statement, speedo said it can not condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for.
lochke's sponsorship fee to charity. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. a live look at the pike again, and if you are one of those early birds heading out now, we don't have too many problems. overnight closure for construction work but nothing major. shiri. >> shiri: sunrise no longer in the 5 a.m. hour. sun comes up at 6 a.m. right now we are in the 50s. dress for the 50s for the most part. driving home from from work. no rain in the forecast today or tomorrow and in fact not until friday that we can get substantial rain. we will look at the timing of those showers coming up. a new detailed report about the death of a child in disney world is shedding light on exactly what happened. still ahead at 4:00. what happened hours before that attack that could have prevented an alligator from grabbing the boy. it should be faster but the open road tolls come
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usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. good morning, everyone. welcome back. we have been reporting on the open tolls coming to the mass pike and they are causing controversy because the system can read license plates. fox25's john monahan are concerned some people about privacy. >> out with the old tolls and in with the new. the mass dot is proposing electronic tolls along the 138th stretch of the mass turnpike.
use transponders and rates will vary depending on what portion of the pike you drive. entry points, though, will also have cameras dubbed that are able to look out for specific license plate. that so-called hot list has raised questions from the aclu. >> we want to make sure that the hot list feature is properly regulated by policy and ideally a statute that would limit law enforcement's access to live information about where people are >> reporter: mass dot officials say it will be used sparingly for things like an amber alert and find a suspect in a public safety emergency and data collected will eventually be disposed of. >> basically we will keep this data for so long as we need it to enforce our -- our tolls and no longer. >> reporter: the aclu says good because the fourth amendment protects us. >> otherwise law enforcement
>> reporter: i am john monahan, fox25 news. >> julie: another big change for the open road tolling. it will cost half as much. mass dot promises travel will be faster without hiring to wait at toll booths. >> a big win for wynn resorts. stopping their legal fight against neighboring everett. stopping their legal fight against neighboring everett. somerville's said they will joe from reached a deal to address transportation, health and environmental issues. >> this fight has never been about money. these cases weren't about stopping. this is about getting it right. >> reporter: the mayor did not give any details about that agreement. construction began earlier this month, and the casino was set to open in 2019. we check traffic and weather together every ten minutes. right now, things nice and quiet out there.
projects are running a little behind. but if we are playing count the cars, four of them on the pike at the moment. eastbound and westbound through brighton. another glimpse nothing really slowing you down. overall roads are dry. very different than yesterday, and i will let you know as soon as anything comes up that pose as problem. check with meteorologist shiri spear now with a look at today's forecast. hi, shiri. >> shiri: good morning, julie. and the forecas yesterday indeed we had a tornado touch down in the concord area ruled an ef 1 which means it had 100-mile-per-hour winds. no injuries so great news. but it was a half-mile-long path and four football fields wide. it did do damage and on top of that we did straight line dand. massachusetts gets three tornadoes per year. i know that sounds kind of high. a lot of those are in the low
the first one we have had in over a year. we are kind of out of practice here. i think that especially the phones did a good job alerting you. we were on with it at 3:00 yesterday morning and we get to soak up this which is clear skies. we are allowing temperatures to really tumble this morning. check out norwood at 49 degrees. we have clear skies which means we can go down a couple more degrees before 6 a.m. when the sun comes up this morning. visibility looks okay right now. this is one of the spots where light fog. i don't think it will last very long or be anything widespread, so you shouldn't really see too many travel impacts because of this. 6 a.m. temperature, yep, down another degree. 40 degrees. at 8 a.m., 62. at 10 a.m., lower 70s. we work our way into the lower 80s this afternoon and it is a really decent turn around. as far as our warm-up goes, quite a few degrees and most of us shifting into the upper 70s to lower 80s. 80 in boston. 82 in lawrence.
upper 70s for the cape and islands here this afternoon. a couple of spots like boston might struggle to actually get up to 70 which is on the seven-day, a 79-degree reading, but we are kind of -- we are getting real nitpicky there if we are going to draw a big difference between 79 and 80. not quite as cool overnight. but still going to be quite comfort if you believe want to sleep with the windows open, humidity slowly starting to rise here tomorrow. with it. so upper 80s in boston and ipswich. lower 90s back in spots like norwood, framingham and lawrence and manchester, new hampshire. we have even got 80s across the cape and islands here tomorrow, and you can see as we travel through the week, a couple of changes in play. at least it is all about the sunshine today. very quiet, very easy forecast four here. tomorrow, the warming temperatures, and even the slight humidity because we are starting to really bump in the
and humidity on the way for your thursday. this is thursday, 8 a.m. also way off to the west and i am not going to pull in the rain until we hit friday of this week. so today, 79 degrees. mostly sunny. 87 here on wednesday. upper 80s on thursday, and by friday, we do have that risk of showers. temperature-wise, we will be in the upper 80s and definitely a warm day and look like a lot of those showers focused across the morning hours. as we heain saturday and 78 degrees on sunday with just a few more clouds. back to you, guys. >> daniel: shiri, thank you. a local park raininger is in trouble for taping women -- ranger is in trouble for taping women while they were using the bathroom. how they made it easy to catch the suspect.
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the '20s. the long-time owner was heartbroken. >> makes me sick to my stomach. it is awesome. i know every button in that restaurant that was there. i know every light switch. every pipe. after 50 years, you had to repair half of that stuff. julie the blue cut fire has burned more than 37,000 acres since tuesday. it is currently threatening 34,000 buildings. a detailed new report outlines exactly what happened to the little boy killed by an alligator at a disney resort back the resort showed several people sought alligator in the hours and minutes before the attack. several even warned disney employees about the alligator, but nothing was done. the gator then attacked and tilled 2-year-old lane graves. his father jumped in and tried to pry his son from the gator's mouth. he fought the animal as it dragged him and his son deep neither lagoon, but he couldn't stop the animal. after the attack, disney officials killed several gators in the lagoon but are
a judge has blocked president obama's dreck i have to public schools that they must allow transgender students to use a bathroom that they identify with but the fight is far from over. the obama administration issued the dreck any may, but tech and 12 other states filed a lawsuit challenging the order. a federal judge blocked the objective until a case can be heard. no big trial set at this time. the bill cosby case has rallied lawmakers in california to end the statue of limitations for sex crimes. dozens of women have come drugged and raped by cosby; however, the statue of limitations has run out in most cases. a california law passed a law that will remove time constraints on the law. it is being debated in the senate. as the zika virus continues to spread in florida, the state is bumping up funding to fight it. governor rick scott has confirmed the state had 36 cases of zika. scott also announced the state is adding another $5 million
middle school on the first day of class to reassure parents the state is working to fight the virus. fox25 has learned some boston-area researchers are hiring lobbyists in washington to help get funding for zika prevention efforts. we dug through lobbying disclosure and found mit and the dana farber cancer institute have made money to lobbying firms to advocate for money related to zika over the last few months. the federal government is cracking down on banks on student loans. wells fargo has to pay out $4 million after it charged people a late fee if they made payments on the last day of their grace period. of the $4 million, only about $400,000 will go toward refunding people. the rest will go to federal regulators. they have practice every day but a new study says student athletes aren't as healthy as you think. the number of students that are actually obese despite playing on the field. plus we are getting a look
now at 4:30, cleanup and getting the lights back on. we are live in concord this morning where the work continued overnight to get life back to normal following yesterday's tornado. and developing news in boston. police putting a neighborhood on alert after a woman says she was sexually assaulted after being forced into a park. the one thing that co police identify the suspect. and two women are arrested accused of robbing a nun. why she said heroesry beads probably stopped the situation from get -- her rosary beads probably stopped the situation from getting much worse. >> announcer: this is the fox25 morning news. >> julie: good tuesday morning. it is just about 4:30 on august 23. i am julie grauert. >> daniel: good morning, i am daniel miller. what a difference a day makes.
meteorologist shiri spear has the towns where you might want to grab a jacket as you head out the door this morning. good morning, shiri. >> shiri: good morning. yeah, a little chill in the air for some of us, but the radar sweep is nice and clean. i barely have any clouds out there at all. so things are looking very good. chilly in spots like barre at 48 degrees. worcester at 55. 58 in leominster. 48 in londonderry, new hampshire and new boston, new hampshire, 49 degrees. upper 40s r new hampshire as well, and reading at 51. lexington and natick at 53 degrees. walpole, 54. of course the city center always a little warmer and boston is in the 60s. more 60s over the cape and the vineyard down to 59 degrees. duxbury down to 58. i think on average, most of you are going to see 50s out there this morning. 7 a.m. temperature about 54 degrees. so a little bit cool. i am not going to say cold out there, but it will be cool enough that a lot of you end