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apartment. her three young children taken to the hospital. the reason the police have put a hold on their investigation. >> the death of a dictator met with mixed reactions. celebrations in florida and mourning in cuba. the statement from president obama this weekend that is sparking backlash. >> good sunday m thanks for watching fox at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. for many of us, this is the last day off before back to work tomorrow after a four-day weekend. >> back to reality. >> jason was busy yesterday. today things calmed down. >> just off to a cooler start. the skies are beginning to clear and that's letting some of the heat leave us quick this will morning. a little frost, still lingering clouds. this is the spot where we'll
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of western mass but right now a good chunk of clearing around the greater boston area, back into middlesex county. the worcester forecast looks mostly sunny. temperatures out of the 30s, struggling to get around 40 around 2:00 and we'll head down from there. mid 40s today. seasonable, winds gusting up to 25 miles an hour. but i do have the latest on those two storm systems for the weekend. the rain it will bring straight ahead. >> all right. we'll check ba w bit. a 25-year-old man remains hospitalized this morning in critical condition after being hit by a car in brockton. >> hit and run was caught on camera and the impact you can see sent a man flying through the area. stephanie is live outside of the bar where this happened. police still looking for the driver. >> yeah. so far they haven't arrested anyone. i'm continuing to reach out to them but that's the latest update we have. but again, this hit and run
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spot bar and lounge and you can see that camera right over the front door. we do have the video but we aren't showing all of it because it is disturbing. in the video, you can see a group of people crossing north main street when a car comes down the road, the car hits the 25-year-old man, tossing him into the air and the driver never stops. this happened around 1:30 friday morning as that group of people were list told us they have towed a car that may have been involved in this hit and run, but they haven't arrested anyone. we did speak with the bar owner who told us his heart goes out to the victim and the victim's family. >> i need to say my praise for this guy. it was a bad impact. bad impact. >> police haven't released the victim's name. we do know he's 25 years old. he lives in brockton.
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verde and they're flying in. the bar owner also told us this isn't the first time that someone has been hit near his bar and coming up in 30 minutes, the action he's promising to take to help improve safety. >> thank you. an 8-year-old child had to be air lifted to a rhode island hospital after this crash here in carve he were. check out the scene. you can see that s.u.v. on its side and another car next to it with a we're working to find out how the child is doing. someone chls airlifted. we'll let you know as soon as we know more details about the crash. >> three young children were taken out of an apartment after their mother was found dead inside. police found her body around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. police say they initially thought it was a home invasion because the door was forced open. >> the relatives forced the
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door. they went in and found the young lady. >> those kids were taken to the hospital to get checked out. they are expected to be okay. right now police do not suspect foul play. they're waiting for the results of an autopsy before they release how the woman died. >> breaking news this morning. at least one person is dead and nine others hurt following this shooting in new orleans. it happened in the french quarter which was crowded with fans from a football game at the super bowl. a male victim die ted people being arrested. this happened on busy bourbon street. we'll have updates as soon as they come into us. >> celebrations still taking place across the world over the death of former cuban dictator fidel castro. this is new video from miami, florida where people took to the streets early saturday morning and haven't left. not everybody is celebrating the
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leader who came to power half a century ago. in paris, notes were left to honor the controversial figure. those who fled remember him as a tyrant who stripped cubans of their freedom, executed thousands in cuba and denied basic human liberties. >> my reaction was joy grandparents. all the struggles they went through and how fidel castro symbolized all that pain. his death, in essence, is a symbol of the death of, you know, an ending to the pain. >> it's sad to celebrate the death of a person but he was so destructive in his past. it's a relief. it's a relief, you know, and sad to say but that's how we feel. it's the beginning of a new
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feelings saying it was a day they waited decades ago. we visited the little havana restaurant. >> the old havana restaurant, people stopped short of calling this a day of celebration, but there was a cake symbolizing the end of cuba's long relationship with dictator fidel castro. >> as you can see, there's nothing positive that happened about that family. >> a family that executed a member of his. he said his father was working with the he was among a group killed by the castro regime in 1961. >> most people had divided families. my family brm i was able to reach the age of 15 because it was a way of escaping. >> a teen then, he went to spain before coming to the united
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the communist dictator. >> to some degree, hopeful that things are going to change. >> restaurant owner said reflecting on this moment in history is a controversy for him. >> he killed a lot of people, divided families >> here the only fidel castro portrait in a roll of toilet paper. >> this weekend, president obama released a statement and saying that history will be the ultimate judge of fidel castro. the president's statement was greeted by this angry response on twitter from florida senator marco rubio whose parents fled cuba. he called the statement pathetic because it made no mention of
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castro killed. the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. his legacy is one of firing squads, thefts, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. trump said he looks forward to a future with a free cuba. >> this morning the clinton campaign is now supporting the push to recount votes in these three states. wisconsin, michigan and pennsylvania. all are states where donald trump nar "clinton." the effort is launched by jill stein who was in boston yesterday and called clinton's support important. >> this should be a non part son, people powered effort to ensure that we can rely on the integrity and security of our vote. >> donald trump is calling the recall effort, quote, a scam and
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use on the recount. secret service says they're considering renting an entire floor at the trump tower in new york city. so the going price for that space, you might ask? around $1.5 million a year and it's not just the cost that is raising eyebrows. the trump organization owns trump tower so essentially the president elect will be making money off his own family security detail all at the expense of taxpayers. >> it is week 12 and by this time in about everybody is banged up. patriots have six players listed as questionable for this afternoon's game against the jets. one of those players is recovering from a chest injury from earl thomas. he was back with limited participation but he did travel with the team to new jersey so he's going to be a game time decision. then there's tom brady. brady practiced friday after missing wednesday and thursday.
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patriots still favored 7 1/2 points over the jets. we'll have more in 30 minutes. >> a lottery ticket just made someone very rich. it was not here in massachusetts but in tennessee. someone in the volunteer state drew the winning number for the $421 million powerball jackpot. one of the biggest on record. so far no one has come forward to claim the prize. last time someone won was back in september. >> christmas lights are on and neighborhood. coming up, the shock that almost turned this christmas tradition into a tragedy. >> but first, he was sentenced to 1 # -- 11 years in federal prison. now he has a new job. >> you really think a convicted criminal is someone who should be helping students? >> next, fox 25 investigates uncovers how taxpayers are now footing the bill for that man right there to counsel students at a state university. state with us.
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investigation into a jail mate. >> it's a cross the board budget cuts to close a major gap. >> look at that. oh, yeah: >> at this stage in her life, janet thought she would be getting ready >> when your whole life saving $ taken from you, it's such a void. >> she and her husband poured their life savings into a retirement account with someone they thought they could trust. >> nobody questioned them because he was such a friendly fellow. he had a handsome face and he had -- he just was -- you know, he just didn't look like the -- like a monster
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brad blight. he asked many to invest in him. they found out that blight was diverting money into his own bank account. >> he was living a double life. >> he was. >> court records obtained by fox 25 investigates showed that he embezzled more than $32 million from more than 100 clients. he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison and three years ago. securities and exchange commission only recouped a fraction of the money and they only received a small portion of their money back. >> you're not going to take $25,000 at 53 years old. >> she found out bleidt is working as a career counselor at u mass boston. in the past two years, he's earned more than $50,000.
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salary. and he's a career specialist. i just -- that's what made me so angry. >> i'm a reporter with fox 25. >> we tracked down blahhed -- brad bleidt. >> let's put it this way. i have a lot of remorse about what i did. it was a terrible thing to have happen. >> taxpayers are paying your salary. do you think taxpayers should be >> taxpayers pay a lot more for people that are incarcerated. i'm trying to earn my money and to do the right thing. i would appreciate having a second chance, yes. >> as for janet, she won't get a second chance at the retirement dream she imagined for herself and her husband. michael died four years ago from cancer. >> and i do think that the
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i really do believe it. he said to me, we're going to have a good time when we retire. you know, it just didn't fan out the way we opened. >> we contacted umass boston and they say that bleidt was hired as a part time student employee but the university didn't answer questions about whether they did a criminal background check on him before he was hired and a spokesperson >> let's go ahead and recap viewer reports from yesterday. this one from ralph there, tweeted in a nice sunset yesterday. today do expect plenty of sun. we got this in from jason. yeah. love that one. clark w. griswold, tree is up. all right.
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breezy so if you're hanging the wreaths outside and that kind of thing, putting lights on the outdoor trees, mind the wind. the temperature change, it's a little bit lower than what we were seeing yesterday. not drastic but it's about three to nine degrees colder in most locations compared to yesterday morning. 32 in worcester right now. all these numbers right around the freezing mark. and we're seeing temperatures in the middle 30s in boston but you get westward and you see a few in medway and down to nantucket, tig lingering clouds for the morning but those will start to clear out as well. our winds are gusting at 20 to 25 miles an hour and so as soon as the sun comes up, we'll have a better chance to get those gusts areawide. so that's producing those wind chills, 22 worcester, feels like 28 boston right now and feels
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let's track future cast. clouds and rain. not too concerned about anything more than a coastal sprinkle today and a few coastal clouds lingering but plenty of sun otherwise. overall, it's a dry day and with that dry air coming in, it feels crisp and cool once again. there are your high temperatures struggling to get to 40 in worcester. we'll be up in the middle 40s in boston and beverly. portsmouth as well and keep those middle 40s going down to the cape as well and tonight it will be a little we'll have winds lightening up out of the northwest. that's going to allow a lot of 20s as you start out your monday. we'll have some frosty cars once again, low 30s in boston. a freeze there as well. next couple of days, monday looks fantastic. less wind compared to today. middle 40s and plenty of sunshine. here comes tuesday, though, with our next rainmaker and the one thing we'll have to watch with this is the onset of the
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showing pretty early start to at least a few light showers. we'll have that cold air in place. we may see some freezing rain, some icy spots in north west parts of mass just for a brief period on tuesday morning. then on tuesday afternoon, the rain arrives. it's going to be a widespread rain, a good soaker here. looks like maybe a half inch to an inch of rain on tuesday's event and then another round of low pressure coming in here with some more heavier showers. keep in mind, boston still running in the severe to extreme drought so we do need some drought relief. looks like we'll get a little help coming up later this week. back to you. >> all right. thank you. two men shot outside of a strip club and the city's mayor says it's just the latest in a troubling trend. coming up, we'll tell you about the threat he made to the club's managers. >> the people who put up the christmas lights are going to
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>> 6:23 this sunday morning. christmas lights are up and they're on at the roshe household in new hampshire and the man who strung them up is inside, recovering from the hospital. he was shocked and nearly died while decorating. this morning he won't forget what it felt like to have electricity running through his body. >> if you're not already in holiday spirit, a quick drive by glen forest drive in merrimack, new hampshire will change that. this family has been putting up the holiday display for near 308 years with nothing getting in their way. this time not even a near fatal brush with electricity. >> it tenses up all the muscles in your body. i got all cramped up. your mind moves pretty quick. you know exactly what's happening. >> he's home for christmas. he was stringing up the big tree
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power line arced the metal pole he was using to get to the branches. it burned holes in his socks. karen heard it from inside when it happened on tuesday. >> ground shattering explosion and i saw the smoke and came flying outside. >> aside from third degree burns and a risk for infection, bill is doing all right. >> the feet are a little sore. >> they're both counting their blessings. doctors amazed he survived. >> shocking experience, no pun intended. >> next year, they'll just be extra careful but there's no stopping this holiday tradition. >> burned holes in his socks. can you believe that? that is so scary >> we're so glad he's okay. gosh. >> the lights look great. i heard about the story. i hadn't seen the lights up. it's expensive for that family. they say the lights cost about $600 more a month on their electricity bill. >> yeah.
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live to talk about it. >> exactly. he's certainly a labor of love. over to you. >> brisk start on this sunday here on tap in southern new england. not bad in meadowlands, either, for the patriots. i'll be back with a couple of storms i'm watching for be noisy. be silent. be near. be far. be joyful. be together. celebrate joy with dunkin's holiday-flavored coffees, espressos, and donuts.
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yeah. >> so there's your tradeoff. we have jason in the storm track weather center. jason, the temperatures are going to stay on the cooler side today. breezy northwest wind behind the low moving away now that brought us the clouds and the brief bout of some rain on the cape yesterday. didn't get much but right now the clouds linger on the cape but looks likely that be the one spot to watch for a few lingering clouds. look. we're already breaking in to the clear skies across a good portion of eastern and central mass. still a few clouds out west. middle 40s today. a tad below normal this time of yeerp. we'll have gusts of 25 miles an hour so it will be a breezy day and with the dry air, it will feel crisp and cool. temperatures hold in the 40s areawide with sunshine, though, not a whole lot to complain about. that will last until tomorrow but then rain, possibly even a little ice to start things out as we get to the middle part of the week. more straight ahead. >> we'll check back with you in a bit. to developing news, a
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morning after he was hit by a car in brockton. >> the hit and run was caught on camera and the impact in that video, you can see the man flying through the area after the car hits them. stephanie is live outside of the bar where it happened. this morning police are still looking for the driver. >> so far no arrests. we're here on north main street, right across from the bar. you can see this is the bar and lounge and it was actually right here in the middle of this street where the hit and run happened. again, a capture that hit and run. we're not showing the actual moment of impact. this is the video, though, that was taken from about 1:30 friday morning and in that video, you can see a group of people crossing the street when a car comes down the road, right as that happened. we aren't showing what happened next but the car does hit a 25-year-old man and the impact was so great, the man actually flew through the air, landing on the ground. the car keeps on going.
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time someone has been hit near his bar and he's now promising to have his security team walk with people leaving the bar across the street. >> and while i know i can't control everything that happens on the street, i'm responsible for my patrons. >> now, police told us that they have towed a car that could be connected with this hit and run but again, so far they haven't arrested anyone. i reached out to state police. they're only assisting but as soon as i do, i will let you know and coming up in 30 minutes, what we're learning about the victim and the victim's family. >> we have breaking news this morning. one person is dead after a crash on morsy boulevard in dorchester. this is near freeport street and 93 and you can see that one car was damaged. this morning we're not sure how the two cars crashed or collided into each other.
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the death of former leader fidel castro. we brought enthuse news as breaking news yesterday morning right here on fox 25 morning news. castro died overnight friday at 90 years old and now we're learning his death could lead to a flight of cuban i will grants in florida. miami dade county school system is ready for an influx of students. u.s. and and cubans are worried about major changes that could come once donald trump comes into office. the nation prepares for fidel castro's funeral. we have more details on that and castro's regime on the website. >> a woman is arraigned. she's accused of two counts of en dangering the welfare of a
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was also arrested. their children were covered in human waste. their 4-year-old son was also tied to a bed. samantha grenier said she knew her son was restrained but couldn't do anything about it. she's due back in court a week from tomorrow. children are now with their grandparents. >> an investigation is underway in springfield this morning after two men were shot outside early yesterday morning at the mardis gras gentleman's club. two men were shot, one in the stomach, the other in the leg. both are expected to survive and no arrests have been made. the mayor suspects the shooting may be gang related and calling for the club's management to review their security protocol. the mayor is calling this the latest in a, quote, troubling trend with trobz at the club. the club doesn't cooperate with police, they could have a license revoked.
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man is under investigation this weekend. it happened in hawaii. the chestnut hill man died friday morning while scuba diving. 46-year-old timothy o'sullivan was brought from the water after he was reported to be unresponsive. the search for a former nba player's nephew has ended tragically. marcus camby's 9-year-old nephew was found dead on a texas property. he was autistic and went missing on was celebrating. his body was found in the pond yesterday morning. no word on the cause of death but police say there's no sign of foul play. the family has ties to our area, of course. marcus played basketball for umass. more trouble along the dakota pipeline. protestors are planning to stay after the deadline to leave. u.s. army corps of engineers ptsdz the protestors out by december 5. anyone who stays longer could be
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camped out at the main protest site and yesterday, just a day after the order to leave, organizers announced they have no plans to leave. but they didn't elaborate on further plans. we'll continue to follow that situation as the protest continues. >> four people now have a date to appear in court, accused of breaking into a school and damaging student projects. it happened at veterans middle school in marble head. the school's alarm system went off morning. they found two people on the property. police say two others were also involved. they say all four suspects are adults but their names haven't been released. >> there could be a high tech new addition hitting the streets of boston. the step forward for a plan to bring self driving cars to our city. look out. >> plus the pats take on the jets this afternoon and we take a look at the big names that jets this afternoon and we take a look at the big names that could be missing when
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>> hi, everybody. here are your sports for a sunday morning. . -- . -- 4:25 later today. a c a chest injury he suffered after a hit by earl thomas two games ago. did he -- he did practice this week. tom brady, after missing practice wednesday and thursday, he practiced on friday and did talk to the media when he was asked about whether he will play, brady said, we'll see. he's 21-7 lifetime against the jets. 10-4 on the road but played two
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in jersey. congrats to the eagles. b.c. heading back to a bowl game. winston-salem, walford to lewis and b.c. trails 14-10. in the fourth, patrick toale to patrick sweeney puts them up for good. a 40 yard field goal is wide left. b.c. finishes 6-6 and headed back it a bowl for the third time in hosting the lightning. sunday nights parts wrap is tonight at 11:30. don't be late. >> it's hard to believe it's been almost three weeks since election and the fallout over the results continues. >> but now one party is demanding a recount. we'll tell you who else is offering to help.
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>> an explosive discovery made at m.i.t. spinach, the stuff mom made you eat, could be used to detect danger. we're talking about explosives,
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find out how that is possible. >> the future is spinach. >> tastes like just the leaf and then we will infiltrate it. >> it sounds a little crazy but consider this. the whole plan is to pull water and nutrients from the soil but also pollutants and chemicals. the plant was infused to detect the plant from tell kals and sensed explosive material, up to where the sensor is. >> once the chemicals are detected, they give off an infrared light. it's detected by an infrared camera attached to a system that sends an email. >> explosives in the ground water or explosives that touch the leaf will trigger the sensors and send it to your smart phone >> in places that could be vulnerable to terrorism like municipal drinking water sources, agencies would be
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detected, turning growing areas into bomb sniffing devices that can communicate concerns. >> we think of them as high tech plants. >> researchers have now formed a company because they hope to market this product. it's called plantia and eventually they want it to extend to other different chemicals and also have agricultural applications. >> this weekend police in new hampshire are investigating a string of thefts in that area. several cars there turned up with shattered windows, with running from the area where those break-ins happened but so far, no arrests have been made. >> two men in manchester, new hampshire are facing charges this morning accused of pulling a dozen fire alarms in one day. most of the false alarms went off on the city's west side. police arrested these men after a witness spotted them at one of the scenes. fire department was able to catch up with their car and hold the pair until police arrived. one of them has been charged
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liability charges. >> today we told you about santa yesterday. today it's the parade. how is the weather going to look outside? glue bright, breezy, great for a christmas parade and just bring a jacket along. we'll be in the 40s. it will feel cool because of the dry air but with the sun back, no complaints. looking great today. there's a look outside right now on the satellite and radar the west to the east. a few hung up clouds out to the higher terrain and also over the cape and the islands. so some of the coast will stay a bit cloudy today but look. even beverly reporting clear skies right now. chat ham and nantucket all have a little bit of extra cloud cover and then go back to the west, 32 in worcester under clear skies. there's your live view in boston. it's 37 degrees. we have that brisk northwesterly wind at 15 miles an hour.
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today. that's one thing we have to watch with the wind chill this morning sitting in the upper 20s. so the wind chill is now 22 worcester, feels like 27 bedford. 33 for the wind chill for hyannas this morning. it is breezy with lower 40s at noon and by 7:00 we're out of the 40s and into the upper 30s after sunset. there are the future casts. all off the coast. one sprinkle or two can't be ruled out, outer cape and nantucket but it does look like rain-free today with plenty of sunshine to go around. there are the northwesterly winds coming down, keeping temperatures slightly below normal. our average high in boston is 48. so we're headed up to the middle 40s today. not too far off the mark. overnight tonight, down in the 20s. lighter winds and clear skies will let those spots that are in the lower elevations really drop
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to 31 degrees and as soon as you get outside of boston, down well through the mid to upper 20s overnight tonight, even lower 30s for cape cod. now, the next couple of days, looking great to start the work week. no weather worries and on monday morning we won't have the wind chill to deal with. just be chilly with coats needed. then on tuesday, here comes the rain and it does look like it will be mainly rain except for the very beginning of the precipitation. right now looks like we could get at l in here during the morning hours. northwestern mass, southwestern new hampshire, enough cold air will be around. rain could freeze up on some surfaces. that would be very brief and short lived. here comes the warm front with the southwesterly winds coming in with mild air by later today into wednesday. we'll get a good soaking, too. let's check out some rain totals. here it is through tuesday, running anywhere from a half
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rain event. we need it. we're running way below normal in boston, 11 inches shy for the year. so tuesday is raining, especially by afternoon. we're watching the timing of the onset of the precipitation for any ice early. wednesday we'll start out dry but then the rain moves in again during the afternoon and evening and it lasts at least through thursday morning. then it kicks out of here and as we head into next weekend, for our coat dropoff day, looks d kind of like today. back to you. >> this morning a hit and run caught on camera. details we're learning about the victim as boston police try to track down the driver. >> police boston police could soon have a new tool to fight crime.
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>> boston police department could have a more effective way to fight crime. the department is considering buying new software that stops criminals in their tracks. >> as you can imagine, not everyone thinks it's a good idea. robert takes a closer look at
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>> at some point it's kind of invading the privacy but on the other hand, it's security. >> along boston, people are all over social media where we got their take on police possibly monitoring it more aggressively. >> if you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem. >> boston police department is looking at buying technology that would help them better monitor social media for potential problems like terrorism. >> sometimes people post crazy stuff on social media that can information so i think it's important. >> aclu of massachusetts says the v.p.d. didn't appear to initiate any public comments about a surveillance system designed to monitor online speech and associations. the civil liberties group goes on to say it's a become way for a community policing oriented department to spend so much money it will chill online freedom of speech and
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society. aclu will continue to follow the issues closely. >> there is other criminal activity on social media important to them, everything ranging from gang activity to prostitution. boston police telling us that technology will be used in accordance to strict policies and procedures and within the parameters of state and federal laws. and that the information looked at is only what is already publicly available. >> i think that the police are entitled to do their job and to protect people of this decision on using the web monitoring technology. >> this morning one person is waking up a whole lot richer. coming up, where the winning powerball jackpot ticket worth more than $400 million was sold. >> 32 degrees and it's going to be a bit busy later today. it's a dry day today but i'm already tracking our next
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nkin'. >> right now on fox 25 morning news, clearing skies, colder air working in. we'll have the latest on two storm systems for the work week straight ahead. >> a hit and run caught on camera. the victim in they have that could help them find the driver. >> a mother found dead inside an apartment. her three young children taken to the hospital. the reason the police have put a hold on their investigation. >> the death of a dictator met with mixed reaction. celebrations in florida and mourning in cuba. the statement from president obama this weekend that is
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>> good sunday morning to you all. i hope you're having a great one. thanks for watching fox 25 morning news. it's 7:00 a.m. on november 27. last weekend of november. here we go. >> december right around the corner. thanks for joining us. we'll check in with jason for a look and see how maybe your last day of a four-day weekend is shaping up. >> that's right. not bad as i've got good news to report. the sunshine is coming back. it's a little breezy and cool. but it feels a little bit colder because we do have that breeze out of the northwest at 10 to 20 miles an hour and it's already gusting this morning at the coast and in the higher he will vagus and we'll get the gusts throughout the day areawide. it's bright overall. a few clouds over the cape. there are the high temperatures running in the 40s today. just a tad below normal for the day. it will be a nice start to the week.
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on the way. it could have a little ice in it. i'll time that up coming up. >> we're following developing news for you this morning. a 25-year-old man has been hospitalized. he's in critical condition after a very serious crash. he was hit by a car in brockton. >> the hit and run was caught on surveillance camera. the impact sent the man flying through the air. stephanie, this morning police are looking for the driver. >> i reached out to police and brockton's mayor. i haven't heard back. nobody has been arrested. we're standing across the street from the spot bar and lounge and i want my photographer to zoom into this surveillance camera that's right over the front door because that is the camera that caught this hit and run. we do have that video. however, we're not showing all of it because it is disturbing. but in part of this video, you can see a group of people crossing north main street when a car comes down the road, right
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the car hits a 25-year-old man, tossing him into the air and that driver just never stopped. this happened around 1:30 friday morning as that group of people were leaving the bar. police have told us they towed a car that may have been involved in this accident but again, so far they have not arrested anyone. we spoke with the bar's owner who told us that his heart goes out to the victim and the victim's family. >> what i need to sing my for this guy. it was a bad impact. bad impact. >> after that impact, the victim never regained consciousness. police also haven't released his name. however, again, we know he's 25 years old. we know that he's from brockton. his family, though, lives in cape verde and they're actually flying in to brockton to be with him. police, of course, asking anyone with information to give them a call. meantime, the bar's owner says this isn't the first time that
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make sure that everyone stays safe. >> thank you. we're also following breaking news for you this morning. one person is dead after this crash on morrissy boulevard in dorchester. this video was sent in by a viewer near freeport street and 93 as well. you can see one car was badly damaged there on the left-hand side of your screen. this morning we're not sure how the two cars crashed but now state police are now meantime, an 8-year-old child had to be airlifted to a rhode island hospital after a crash in carver, massachusetts. this was the scene yesterday. you can see an s.u.v. on its side. another car next to it had a crumpled hood. we're working to find out how the child is doing now and more about the crash. >> and three young kids have been taken from their apartment after their mother was found dead inside. boston police found her body at the bismarck street complex around 3:30 saturday afternoon. police say they initially
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forced open. >> a few of the relatives haven't heard from her. they're the ones who forced the door. so it wasn't a home invasion. it looks like they forced the door and they went in and found the young lady. >> the kids were taken to the hospital to get checked out. we're told they're expected to be okay. right now police do not suspect foul play. they're waiting for the results of an autopsy before they release how the woman, that mother, died. >> breaking this morning at least one person is dead, n in new orleans. it happened in the french quarter which was crowded with fans from the bayou classic football game at the superdome. a male victim died in the hospital. two people have been arrested on gun charges. we'll stay on top of the story as it continues to develop for us throughout the morning news and we'll bring you updates as soon as they come in. >> this weekend celebrations still taking place across the
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this is new video from the little havana neighborhood in florida where people took to the streets early saturday morning and haven't left. not everyone is celebrating the death of the lead whoer came to power more than 50 years ago. in paris and bu en -- buena aires, they saw him as a champion of the people. those who fled the regime, remember him executed thousands and denied his people basic human rights. >> honestly, my reaction was joy for my grandparents. they taught us to -- you know, all the pains and the struggles they went through, throughout their life and how fizzle -- fidel castro symbolized that
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>> he was so destructive in his past. it's a relief. it's a relief, you know, and sad to say, but that's how we feel. it's the beginning of a new time. >> cuban americans here in boston expressing similar feelings saying it was a day they waited decades for. we visited the old havana restaurant where people are now looking towards the future. >> the old havana restaurant, people stopped short of calling this a day of celebration, but there was a cake symbolizing the end of cuba's long relationship with dictator positive. >> a family executed a member of his. he said his father was working with the c.i.a. he was among a group killed by the castro regime in 1961. >> most people had divided families. my family sent me abroad before
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of escaping the system. >> a teen then, he went to spain before coming to the united states. this cake also in honor of the dreams of those who fled cuba to escape the communist dictator. >> people are to some degree hopeful that things are going to change. >> restaurant owner said reflecting on this moment in history presents a to him. >> this guy was really terrible. he divided families. >> here the only fidest castro portrait is seen on the roll of toilet paper. >> president obama released a statement this weekend, reflecting back on the troubled relationship between cuba and the united states, saying that history will be the ultimate judge of fidel castro.
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angry response on twitter by marco rubio whose parents fled. he called the statement pathetic. and president elect donald trump release a statement with a much different tone from president obama's saying the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. fidel castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundame a future with a free cuba. >> to the transition now to the new president, this morning the clinton campaign is now sppt supporting the push to recount votes in wisconsin, pennsylvania. the effort was launched by green party cannedate jill stein who happened to be in boston yesterday and called clinton's support important. >> this should be a non partisan
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that we can rely on the integrity and the security of our vote. >> trump called the recall effort a scam and accused stein of trying to reel in donations she won't actually spend on a recount. meantime, the cost of protecting the president elect and his family may skyrocket under the trump administration. secret service is considering renting an entire floor at the trump tower in new york city. the going price for the space? year and it's not just the cost that is raising eyebrows. the trump organization owns trump tower so essentially the president elect will be making money off his own family's security detail. all at the expense of the taxpayers. >> it is week 12 in the nf scompl this time of the season, everybody is banged up. patriots have list -- six
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chest injury from that hit with earl thomas. he was mostly limited participation but he did travel with the team to new jersey. he's going to be a game time decision. then there's tom brady. brady did practice friday after missing practices wednesday and thursday. despite all the uncertainty on who is going to be on the field today, patriots are still 7 1/2 point favorites over the jets and we'll have another preview in the morning sports report in 30 minutes. >> overnight a sold has made someone very, very rich. unfortunately, that is not in massachusetts but in tennessee. someone in the volunteer state drew that winning number for the $421 million powerball, one of the biggest on record. not too shabby. so far no one has come forward to claim the prize. the last time someone won the powerball jackpot was in september. >> christmas lights are up and they are on, lighting up a local neighborhood. coming up we'll tell you about
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this christmas tradition into a tragedy. >> first he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison. convicted of cheating local people out of their life savings. and now he has a new job. >> you really think a convicted criminal is somebody who should be helping students? >> next fox 25 investigates uncovers how taxpayers are now footing the bill for him to counsel students at a state university. >> i'm tracking the clearing skies. still some left over to nantucket but look.
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>> fox 25 investigates convicted of cheating people out of thousands of dollars is counselling at the university. >> it comes on the heels of u mass announcing budget cuts to close a shortfall. i spoke with him and with victims in the story. >> wow. look at them. >> we saw barracudas. >> at this stage in her life,
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getting ready to retire and travel the world >> when your whole life savings have been taken from you, it's such a void. >> she and her husband poured life savings into a retirement account with someone they thought they could trust. >> nobody questioned him because he was a friendly fellow. he had a handsome face and he just was -- you know, he just didn't look like the -- like a monster. >> she's talking about a fellow mason with bleidt owned his own investment company and convinced them and many of their friends at the lodge to invest with him. they later found out that bleidt was running a ponzi scheme and diverting money into his own bank account. >> he was living a double life. >> he was. he was living a double life. >> court records obtained by fox 25 investigated shows bleidt embeds he willed -- embezzled more than $25 million.
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federal prison and released three years ago. they say they only received a small portion of their money back. >> you're not going to take $25,000 out of a 401k at 53 years old. >> and she called fox 25 when she found out that bleidt is working as a career counselor at umass boston. the past two years, according to state records, he's earned more than $50,000. >> it's salary. >> and he's a career specialist. i just -- that's what made me so angry. >> i'm heather, a reporter with fox 25. >> we tracked down brad bleidt. do you think you ought to be a career counselor to students? >> let's put it this way. i have a lot of remorse about what i did. it was a terrible thing to have happen. >> taxpayers are paying your salary.
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spending money on a criminal salary? >> taxpayers pay a lot more for people that are incarcerated. i'm trying to earn my money and do the right thing. i would appreciate -- i would like to have a second chance, yes. >> as for janice, she won't get a second chance at the retirement dream she imagined for herself and her husband, michael died four years ago from esophageal cancer. >> i do think that the stress from this whole thing certa did add to his death. i really do believe it. he said to me, we're going to have a good time when we retire. it didn't pan out the way we had hoped, you know. it's such a sad thing. >> well, in a statement to fox 25, umass boston said that bleidt was hired as a part time student employee. we asked the university about whether they did a criminal background check on him before he was hired and they didn't answer that question for us and
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>> good sunday morning. right now i'm watching the clearing skies, still a few clouds hung up cape, nantucket, maybe the cape and the sea coast and a few clouds i'm detecting right there over the northern worcester hills. look at the northwesterly wind flow around. it's dry air now and it's breezier out of the northwest so that's helping to jus at that low cloud cover we saw yesterday, although a little sun came out during the afternoon yesterday. no one was complaining. you can see right now the sunny skies. these are the live temperature and sky reports and you see it's a little cloudier portsmouth to beverly. but look. the rest of southern new england, plenty of sun. right now the blue sky above boston, the wind chill is one thing i have to mention today. it's 28 right now.
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at 14 miles an hour, it's going to be steady like that all day long and we'll have some wind gusts to 25 miles an hour. we've already seen that on the vineyard and south coast. so it's a breezy day and that's giving us wind chills in the lower 20s and worcester, it feels like the upper 20s and plymouth, beverly, 28 for you right now. day planner, chilly start and we had a little frost. i had to scrape my car early and now the sun is up. that will be less of a problem. it's b 5:00 still breezy -- 3:00, rather and 45. sunset by 4:15 and we're heading down to the upper 30s by 7:00 in the greater boston area, under clear skies. there's future cast. not too concerned about the showers hitting the outer cape, although they're going to be out over the ocean today. looks like we'll be able to keep it rain-free over land. yesterday i thought maybe a flurry could wrap things up there but it does look like we'll keep those out of the forecast today, too.
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mid and upper 40s and then a little cooler west into the worcester county area. higher elevation and then tonight, winds die down and the skies are clear. this is going to be a recipe for a chilly night, down to 31 in boston. but you get to the 20s as soon as you get outside to the city, over to worcester, mid 20s. norwood, plymouth at 32 in the mornings. looking great on monday even though it's a cool start on monday with lighter winds and tuesday we do have some gray skies coming back and a good dose of rain. here is what's going on. we have low pressure center back over the midwest. that's going to send a warm front our way on tuesday. so we begin to see the showers arrive from the west to the east. the question is if they arrive early enough and there's enough cold air starting things out, we could have a little ice in the southwest new hampshire, northwestern mass but then we
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then another one in here later on wednesday and thursday. so it's a busy mid week. we'll have the latest for you as we get closer. >> we'll keep checking in with you. thank you. meantime, two men shot outside of a strip club. that city's mayor saying it's just the latest in a troubling trend. coming up, the threat that mayor made at the club's manager. >> before that the family who put up the christmas lights are going to remember them for long time. >> a shattering explosion and then i saw the smoke and came flying outside.
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>> christmas lights are on at the roshe household in merrimack, new hampshire and the man who put them up is recovering from a trip to the hospital. he was shocked and nearly died while putting up the lights. this morning, he's not going to forget how it felt to have
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body. >> if you're not already in the holiday spirit, a quick drive by glen forest drive in merrimack, new hampshire will change that. this family has been putting up holiday display for nearly 30 years with nothing getting in their way. this time, not even a near fatal brush with 20,000 volts of electricity. >> it tenses up all the muscles in your body. just all cramped up. your mind moves quick. happening while it's happening. >> bill is home for christmas. he was stringing up the big tree in the front yard when the electricity from the home's main power line arced the metal pole he was using to get to the tall branches. it burned holes in his socks. karen heard it from inside. >> ground shattering explosion and i saw the smoke and came flying outside. >> aside from third degree burns
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they're both counting their blessings. doctors amazed he survived. >> it was a shocking experience, no pun intended. >> next year they'll just be extra careful but there's no stopping this holiday tradition. >> all right. i'm glad everybody is back to business. all right. it is nice and sunny out. i'm tracking my next main rainer and i'll have that coming up.
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temperatures are in the upper 30s, lower 40s overnight and you said you had to scrape some frost off your car. >> i had ice on the windshield this morning. yep. >> so it's a sign of the season. we'll check in with our meteorologist. i know that the wind is going to be a factor today as well. >> yeah. it's going to be breezy. that's one thing. we do have the sunshine coming back, though, so that will help to offset some of the chill. 37 boston right now. nashua, fitchburg at 34 degrees. hour by hour planner today. we'll be out of the 30s and up close to 40 by 1:00 but not getting much better than that, although with sunshine, no big complaints, just mind that breeze out there, maybe hang some holiday decorations. bright sun this morning. a few afternoon popup clouds and then clearing, back to freezing by 7:00 tonight. so temperatures remain slightly below normal today but tomorrow, lighter winds and more sunshine
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tuesday. more on that straight ahead. >> all right. talk to you in a bit. we're following developing news this morning. a 25-year-old man remains hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit by a car in brockton. >> the hit and run was caught on surveillance camera. the impact of the crash sent the man in the air. stephanie, this morning police are looking for the driver. >> i just checked in with police and i was told that the detectives handling this case won't be in until 8:00 so i'm in with him. we're here on north main street and you can see some of these orange spray markers. this is what investigators put down to mark exactly where this hit and run happened. now, a surveillance camera just outside of the spot bar and lounge captured this hit and run but we're not showing the actual moment of impact. the video is from about 1:30 friday morning and in the video, you can see a group of people walking across the street when a
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we're not showing what happened next. however, the car did hit a 25-year-old man and the impact was so great, that man flew through the air, landing on the ground. the car keeps on going. we spoke with the bar's owner who told us this isn't the first time someone has been hit near his bar and he's now promising to have his security team walk people across the street who are leaving the bar. >> and while i know control everything that happens on the street, i'm responsible for my patrons. >> now, yesterday police did tell us that they towed a car that could be connected with this hit and run but again, at last check they haven't arrested anyone. again, i'm going to reach out to them as soon as the detectives come back at 8:00 and as soon as i have an update, i'll let you know but coming up in 30 minutes, what we are learning about the victim and the
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>> well, this morning cuba continues to mourn the death of fidel castro. we brought you this news as breaking news yesterday morning on fox 25 morning news. castro died at the age of 90. now we're learning his death could lead to a spike in cuban immigrants arriving in florida. the miami dade county school system says it's ready for an influx of students. florida is already seeing an influx of immigrants as u.s. and cuban relations improve. cubans are also worried about once donald trump takes office. meantime, cuba will remain in mourning all week as the nation prepares for fidel castro's funeral. right now you have more details about the funeral and also about castro's regime on fox 25 boston.com. >> a new hampshire mother remains in jail after being arraigned on felony and misdemeanor charges related to her children's well become. samantha green ier's arrest
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husband was also arrested. we reported earlier in the week that the couple's young children were discovered in a filthy apartment covered in human waste. their 4-year-old son was also tied to a bed. samantha told fox 25 she knew her son was being restrained but couldn't do anything about it. james is out on bail while samantha is being held on $20,000 bail. and is due back in court a week from tomorrow. we're told the children are now with their grandparents. >> dartmouth police are searching for an arme suspect. police tell us a customer was assaulted with a gun and then robbed. he was brought to the hospital and is expected to be okay. police are still investigating. and out west an investigation is underway in springfield after two men were shot outside of a strip club. this is outside of the mardis gras gentleman's club. two men were shot, one in the stomach and the other in the leg. both men are expected to survive but no arrests have been made.
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the shooting may be gang related and he's calling for the club's management to review the security protocol. calling this just the latest in a, quote, troubling trend of problems at that club. springfield's mayor says that the club doesn't cooperate with police, it could have its licenses revoked. >> massachusetts man is under investigation in hawaii. chestnut hill man died friday morning while scuba diving. was pulled from the water after someone reported him unresponsive. autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to determine just how he died. the search for a former nba player's nephew has ended and it's tragic. the 9-year-old nephew was discovered dead on texas property. the little boy was autistic and went missing on thanksgiving while the family was celebrating. his body was found at a pond
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the family has ties to our area. marcus camby played basketball from umass. >> four people have a court data kuzed of breaking into a school, stealing vifltor passes and damaging student projects. this is m marble head. the school's alarm system went off around 1:00 yesterday morning. when they got there, they actually found two people on the property and police believe two others were also involved. all four suspects are adults released at this point. students at harvard spent an afternoon painting a rock after someone vandalized it. students discovered swastikas, hoophobic and sexist messages found on the rock. police are investigating hate crime. the attorney general is also involved. yesterday the students responded with messages of tolerance and hope.
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that somebody did this to our senior privilege and i didn't want to be associated with that at all. >> the superintendent of schools there condemned the crime in a statement and also promising a diversity committee there now. >> there could be a new high tech he had >> we're getting ready to watch the pats take on the jets this afternoon and butch sterns takes a look at big names that could be missing come kickoff time.
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>> here's your sports for sunday morning. 4:25 later today, kickoff between the patriots and jets but who will be suited up for the patriots in new jersey? will rob play against the jets? one source saying that grok is a game time decision. he suffered a chest injury after a hit two games ago but he did practice this week. also listed as questionable, bennett, hogan, jones and tom brady after wednesday and thursday, he practiced on friday. he said we'll see. he's 21-7 lifetime gets the jets, 10-4 on the road but last two of the last three games played in new jersey. pats are 7 1/2 point favorites in this one. con grats to the eagles, sixth one of the year on saturday.
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in the fourth, patrick toale to patrick sweeney, puts them up for good. a 40-yard field goal is wide left. b.c. finishes 6-6 and they're heading back to a bowl for the third time in four years. bruins at the garden, 1:00 today hosting the lightning. have a great day, everybody. >> nearly three weeks after the election and the results from the election and fallout continues. recount. we'll tell you who else is offering to help.
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>> welcome back on this sunday and an explosive discovery made at a lab at m.i.t., the emphasis being on the word "explosive." spinach could be used to detect dangerous explosives and even talking about terrorism here. elizabeth went inside the m.i.t. lab investigating that to find out how it's possible. >> the future is spinach. >> tastes like just the leaf and
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>> it sounds a little crazy but consider this. the whole job of the plant is to pull water examine -- and nutrients from the soil. they infused the plant with nano chemicals that can detect bombs and i.e.d.'s. >> the root system brings up the explosive material up to where the sensor is. >> they give off an infa infrared lights. >> explosives in the ground water or explosives that touch the leaf will trigger the sensors and send that information to your smart phone. >> that means in places vulnerable to terrorism like areas around municipal drinking water sources, agencies will be alerted if a threat had been detected, turning growing areas into bomb sniffing devices that can communicate concerns. the researchers have formed a
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it's called plantia and they want it to extend to other chemicals and also have agricultural applications. >> i hope everybody has had a wonderful holiday weekend. got this photo in last night, lit up and jason sent me this one, too. >> i thought of you yesterday. >> i love clark w. griswold. >> i got the tree, got it stood up and need the ornaments on it. we have nice weather returning. it's starting to brighten up. a few coastal clouds for the cape and also back in east rutherford, looking fine. partly cloudy skies. it will be breezy for the patriots today. upper 40s at kickoff and those winds gusting up around 20, 25 miles an hour.
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well. 37 right now, winds around 14 miles an hour that. gives us a wind chill of 28 in boston. feels like 23 in worcester. here are the live wind chills for you. 27 in nashua and plymouth as well. so speaking of plymouth, as we wrap up our holiday here, we're seeing sunshiny skies today with temperatures in the upper 30s through 9:00 a.m. but here by 1:00 p.m. we're at 45 degrees. that will do it for the high temperatures and then we go to the upper 30s. rain will be too far away from the coast today. mainly sunny, a few coastal clouds, cape cod certainly possible. northwesterly breezes are bringing in the dry air so it feels crisp and cool but with sunshine for most of us, that will offset some of the chill. only to 40 in worcester today. overnight tonight, it's a cold
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you're in the mid and upper 20s as you start out your monday. the good news is the winds will be light. there's not going to be a lot of wind chills to show you tomorrow morning. here comes the rain on tuesday. the one thing we'll have to watch is the cold air that will be sitting around on tuesday morning. so high pressure slides away and here comes this band of rain and you see here, beginning to mainly north and west of boston is where my concern would be on tuesday morning. it will be very brief. really looks like the rain holds off until at least midday and on into the afternoon but this is a good, solid, widespread rain and none of us are getting missed by the precipitation. it moves out wednesday morning early on but by wednesday afternoon and evening, another low pressure system is coming in and that will bring another round of heavier showers here on wednesday afternoon through
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>> boston police department could have a nor effective way to fight crime. they're considering buying new software that stops criminals in the tracks. >> for threats but a lot of people don't think that's a good idea. we take a look at the concerns and exactly how the software works. >> at some point it's kind of invading the privacy. on the other hand, it's security. >> in boston, people are all over social media where we got their take on police possibly monitoring it more aggressively. >> if you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be much of a problem. >> the boston police department is looking at buying technology
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potential public safety issues like terrorism. >> sometimes people post crazy stuff on social media that can give us some leads on some information so i think it's important. >> the aclu of massachusetts says the bpz didn't initiate any public conversations about the plans to spend $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars on a surveillance system designed to monitor online speech and association. the civil liberties group says it's a p policing department to spend so much money and it will chill online freedom of speech and association. that's unacceptable in a free society. the aclu will continue to follow the issues closely. the main concern, of course, is terrorism but boston police say there is other criminal activity on social media that is important to them. everything ranging from gang activity to prostitution. boston police telling us the technology will be used in accordance to strict policies and procedures and within the
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laws. and that the information looked at is only what is publicly available. >> i think the police are entitled to do their jobs and to protect people of this country. >> the city has not made a final decision on using the web monitoring technology. >> self driving cars are a step closer to hitting streets of boston. the mayor says the city and mass dot signed a memorandum of understanding. the company plans to start testing the auto south boston before the new year. the company is currently testing its self driving software in three continents, including a taxi service in singapore. it will work closely with mass dot to evaluate safety procedures. if approved by the state and city, these will be the first self driving cars to hit public roads here in the commonwealth. one person waking up a whole lot richer this morning. coming up, where the winning powerball ticket worth more than
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most locations. a few coastal clouds are lingering. it's going to be a breezy day in store. we'll have a look at wind chills and i'll show you the latest timing on our next weather maker i'm already tracking coming up. >> plus he stole millions from local people and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. now fox 25 investigates ?? why do banks treat you and your money like this? they nickel and dime you with fees and minimum balances. they've reimagined banking, and built a checking account that's free of all that nonsense. no fees. no minimums. no gotchas. at capital one, your money stays your money.
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>> right now, clearing skies, colder air working in. we'll have the latest on two storm systems. >> a hit and run caught on camera. the victim in critical condition. the item police told us they have that could help them find the driver. >> a mother found dead inside an apartment. her three young children taken
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>> the death of a dictator met with mixed reactions. celebrations in florida and mourning in cuba. the statement from president obama this weekend that is sparking backlash. >> good sunday morning to you. i hope you had a nice, long, holiday weekend maybe. it is 8:00 a.m. now 27. >> thank you for joining us. it is shaping up to be a beautiful day, much better than yesterday. we'll toss it over to jason. good morning. >> good morning. not a bad start, just a little chilly with the breeze that's returning but it's the same, dry breeze that's scouring out the clouds. so bright sunshine in many areas to start. 33 worcester. 37 boston. and 36 in beverly. just got a picture from the sunrise. i'll share that with you in the next few minutes.
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40s at noon time and then start to see the numbers sliding back down late in the day as that cool air continues to spill in. we'll be in the middle 40s for greater boston area. we'll have the wind gusts around 25 miles an hour. that's the one thing, some wind chills to show you this morning and we'll have an hour by hour look at those and track the next storm straight ahead. >> see you in a bit. developing news this morning, 25-year-old man is in the hospital right now in critical condition after he was hit by a car in brockton. >> this is terrible. hit and the impact sent the man flying through the air. sty -- stephanie, police are looking for the driver this morning. >> detectives are coming back in a few minutes so i'll check in with them but so far, no arrests. we're right across the street from the spot bar and lounge and i'm now asking my photographer to zoom in to the surveillance
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however, we're not showing all of it because it is really just so disturbing. but in part of this video that we're showing right now, you can see a group of people crossing north main street here when a car comes down the road, right into them. that car hits a 25-year-old man, tossing him in the air and the driver never stopped. this happened at around 1: 30 friday morning as that group of people were leaving the bar. police told us they did tow a car that may have been involved in all of this but so far, haven't arrested anyone. we spoke with the bar owner who told us that his heart goes out to the victim and his family. >> what i need to do is say my praise for this guy. it was a bad impact. bad impact. >> so far police have not released the victim's name. we do know he's 25 years old. he lives here in brockton. his family is now travelling from cape verde here to be with him right now. again, police are asking anyone
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the bar owner telling us this isn't the first time someone has been hit by a car near his bar and the action that he's now promising to take in 30 minutes. >> all right. thank you. we are also following breaking news right now. one person is dead after this crash that happened on morrisey boulevard in dorchester. it happened near freeport street and offramp to we're not sure how exactly the two cars crashed but we can tell you that mass state police are involved in the investigation. an 8-year-old child had to be air lifted to a rhode island hospital after a crash in carver. this was the scene yesterday. you can see an s.u.v. on its side and in that video, another car next to it had a crumpled hood. this morning we're working to find out how the child is doing and more about the crash. we'll let you know as soon as we find out. >> three young kids had to be
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inside. boston police found her body around 3:30 saturday afternoon. they thought it was a home invasion at first because the door was forced open. >> a few of the relatives had not heard from her, so they're the ones who forced the door. it wasn't a home invasion. it looks like they forced the door. they went in and found the young lady. >> the kids were taken to the hospital to get checked out. we're told they're expected to be okay. right now police do not suspect an autopsy before they release how the woman was died. >> breaking this morning, at least one person is dead, nine others hurt following a shooting in new orleans. this happened in the french quarter on bourbon street there which was crowded with fans from the bayou classic football game in the superdome. police said a male victim died in the hospital. two people have been arrested on gun charges. we'll continue to follow this story for you all morning long and we'll bring you updates as
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>> this morning celebration still taking place across the world over the death of former cuban dictator fidel castro. you're looking at new video from miami, florida where people took to the streets early saturday morning and they haven't left. not everybody is celebrating the death of the revolutionary lead whoer came to power 50 years ago. in paris, his supporters held vigils and left notes to the controversial president. some remembered him as a tyrant who executed thousands and denied his people basic human rights. >> honestly, my reaction was joy for my grandparents. they taught us to, you know, all the pains and struggles they went through throughout their life and how castro symbolized that pain. so his death, in essence, is a symbol of the death of, you know
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>> it's hard to celebrate the death of a person, you know, but he was so destructive in his past, it's just a relief. it's a relief, you know, and sad to say but that's how we feel. it's the beginning of a new time. >> cubans here in boston expressing similar feelings saying it was a day they waited decades for. we visited jamaica plain where people are now looking forward to the future. >> old havana restaurant, people stopped short of calling this a a cake symbolizing the long relationship with fidel castro. >> as you can see, it's not been positive that i have about that family. >> a family that executed a member of his. he said his father was working with the c.i.a. he was among the group killed by the castro regime in 1961. >> most people had divided
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i was able to reach the age of 15 because it was the only way of escaping the system. >> a teen there, he first went to spain before coming to the united states. this cake also in honor of greems of those who fled cuba. >> people are to some degree hopeful that things are going to start changing. >> restaurant owner said history presents a contradiction to him. >> this guy was really terrible. he killed a lot of people, divided families >> here the only castro portrait is seen on the streets of this toilet paper. president obama released a somewhat reserved statement on fidel castro's death, reflecting back on the troubled relationship between cuba and the united states.
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president's statement was greeted by this angry response on twitter from u.s. senator marco rubio whose parents fled cuba during the revolution. he called the statement pathetic because it made no mention of thousands that castro killed and imprisoned and president elect donald trump released a statement with a much different tone from president obama's saying the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people nearly six decades. his legacy is one of firing suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. he looks forward to a future with a free cuba. >> and to the presidential transition now, this morning the clinton campaign is supporting the push to recount votes in these three states. wisconsin, michigan and pennsylvania. all our states which donald trump narrowly beat hillary clinton. the effort to recount those votes was launched by green party candidate jill stein who happened to be in boston
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support, quote, important. >> this should be a non partisan, people powered effort to ensure that we can rely on the integrity and the security of our vote >> trump, meantime, called the recall effort, quote, a scam and accused stein of trying to reel in donations that he says she went spend on the recount. the cost of prenthing the president and his family may skyrocket under the trump administration. the secret service is floor at trump tower in new york city. going price for the space? around $1.5 million a year. that's not just the cost that is raising eyebrows. the trump organization owns trump tower so essentially, the president elect would be making money off his own family's security detail all at the expense of taxpayers. >> 8:09. it is week 12 in the nfl season and by this time in the year,
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as questionable for this afternoon's game against the jets in new jersey. ron one of those six players recovering from a chest injury he suffered from earl thomas. he had limited participation but he did travel with the team. he's going to be a game time decision. then tom brady. brady practiced friday after missing practices wednesday and thursday and sdiet all of the uncertainty, the patriots still favored by more than a touchdown over the butch will have near -- another preview in 30 minutes. >> someone is waking up rich they are morning. a lottery ticket sold in tennessee has made that person rich. someone in the volunteer state drew the winning number for $421 million. not bad. powerball jackpot and one of the biggest on record. so far no one has come forward to claim the prize, but we can tell you the last time someone won the powerball jackpot was in
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the jackpot. >> christmas lights are on and they're lighting up a local neighborhood. coming up, though, the shock that almost turned this christmas tradition into tragedy. >> but first, he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison and convicted of cheating people out of their life savings. now he has a new job. >> you really think that a convicted criminal is somebody who should be helping students? >> next i uncover how taxpayers are now footing the bill for this man a state university. stay with us.
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>> umass boston employee convicted of cheating investors is now being paid on our dime to work with students at the state funded university. >> he's working as kay rear -- career counselor at umass. i tracked down the convicted felon and spoke with some victims in a story only on fox 25. >> we saw barracudas.
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janice thought she would be getting ready to retire and travel the world. >> when your whole life savings has been taken from you, it's such a void she and her husband poured life savings into a retirement account they thought you could trust. >> he had a handsome face and he just was -- you know, he just didn't look like the -- like a monster. >> she's talking about brad bleidt, janice's husband. he owned his own investment company in beverly and soon convinced them and their friends at the lodge to invest with him. they later found out that bleidt was diverting money into his own bank accounts. >> he was living a double life. >> he was living a double life. >> court records obtained by fox 25 investigates shows that bleidt embezzled more than $32
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he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison and released three years ago. securities and exchange commission only recouped a fraction of the money he stole and they only received a small portion of their money back. >> you're not going to take $25,000 out of a 401k at 53 years old. >> and janice called fox 25 investigates when she found out that bleidt is now working as a career counselor at umass boston. in the past two years ago, according to state records, he's earned more than >> it's hard to believe that our tax dollars are going to pay his salary. and he's a career specialist. i just -- that's what made me so angry. >> i'm a reporter with fox 25. >> we tracked down brad bleidt. >> do you think you ought to be a career counselor to students? >> let's put it this way. i have a lot of remorse about what i did.
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happen. >> do you think taxpayers should be spending money on a criminal salary? >> taxpayers pay a lot more for people that are incarcerated. i'm trying to earn my money and do the right thing. and i would appreciate having a second chance, yes. >> as for janice, she won't get a second chance at the retirement dream she imagined for herself and her husband. michael died four years ago from esophageal cancer. >> and i do stress from this whole thing certainly did add to the -- to his death. i really do believe it. he said to me, we're going to have a good time when we retire. you know, it just didn't pan out the way we hoped. such a sad thing. >> we reached out to them and in a statement to us, they say that bleidt was hired as a part time student employee. they didn't answer questions
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he was hired and a spokesperson denied a request for an interview. >> just got this picture in on our twitter accounts here from nicole in beverly. gorgeous sunrise with just a few clouds still lingering in the sky. so right now, you can see there on cape ann, around rockport, it's 38 degrees. a couple of clouds for the sea coast but then b norwood, look at sharon sitting at 33 degrees right now. one of the cooler locations. maynard, 31 degrees and here comes a little deck of cloud cover now spilling over the hills. we'll see some today, although mostly sunny overall. still clouds lingering to nantucket as well and back to clear skies. the wind chills are running in the low 20s at their lowest
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worcester airport where we have the breeze and the higher elevation. the feels-like number is 29 mrim as well. this is what it feels like today with the winds factored into the temperatures. mid to upper 30s. so yeah, it's a grab a coat day, jacket for sure. sunshine most spots and by 5:00, look at this. it's not a drastic falloff and that's because the winds are beginning to taper down at 4:15. it's an hour, sustained winds gusting to 25. again, that tapers off after sunset and your temperatures land in the middle to upper 40s most locations. cooler out towards worcester county. now, the lows tonight are going to be on the colder side. we're back to freezing in boston. 31 in the city but as soon as you get outside of the city, we're running in the mid and upper 20s for the burbs and back
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we won't have the wind chills to show you on fox 25 morning news. monday looks great. 45 degrees again but with less wind, it will feel a little more xhvrtable and then on tuesday, here comes our next storm system. we're going to get caught in the clouds and the rain and there's a slight chance that this rain gets in early enough, this is one of our faster forecast models. it does show that potential for a little bit of ice early tuesday morning, north and west of boston but then all that warm air takes over and we end up rain on tuesday afternoon. as far as rain amounts, well, a half inch minimum and then getting up close to an inch in a few locations before that system moves out and we really need this drought help because we're running eight to 11 inches below normal for the year. you see that red color? that is the extreme drought here across new england and parts of southern new hampshire and northern and central mass.
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great. 45 tomorrow as well and then tuesday, the rain. wednesday afternoon and evening, more rain into early thursday. next weekend as we're dropping off coats for our coats for kids drive, looks nice and dry. back to you. >> we should bring a coat out there. two men shot outside at a local strip club. coming up, that city's mayor says it's just the latest in a troubling trend. we'll tell you about the threat he's now made for the club's managers. >> the family who put up the christmas remember them for a very long time >> shattering explosion and i saw the smoke and came flying outside.
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>> christmas lights are on at the household in merrimack, new hampshire and the man who strung them up is inside that house recovering from a trip to the hospital. he was shocked and nearly died putting up the lights. this morning he's not going to forget what it felt like to have electricity running through his body.
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holiday spirit, a quick drive by glen forest drive in merrimack, new hampshire will change that. this family has been putting up the holiday display for nearly 30 years with nothing getting in their way. this time, not even a near fatal brush with 20,000 volts of electricity. >> it tenses up all the muscles in your body. your mind moves quick. you know exactly what's happening while it's happening. >> christmas. he was stringing up the big tree in the front yard when the electricity for the main power line arced the metal pole he was using to reach the branches. karen heard it from inside when it happened on tuesday. >> shattering explosion and i saw the smoke and came flying outside. >> aside from third degree burns and a risk for infection, bill is doing all right. >> feet are a little sore. >> they're both counting blessings.
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>> shocking experience, no pun intended. >> next year they'll just be extra careful but there's no stopping this holiday tradition. >> some good tunes there. the couple says the cost of keeping those lights up, there's a lot of lights. $600 more a month on their electricity bill. isn't that incredible? >> but it's worth it. >> i know, i know. it's only real one month. >> it's substantial b everybody in the holiday spirit. i hope -- i'm glad that bill is okay. >> i was dig that go music, too. gets you distracted from that harrowing experience. yes, glad everyone is okay for sure. right now it's nice and sunny over the greater boston area. still a few coastal clouds but we're not going to let that spoil our sunday. i've got more on when the rain could be spoiling your plans
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>> welcome back. this is great. this is probably day four of a four-day weekend for you and this is a great start. bright and sunny, nothing like yesterday with all the fog and the rain. it is going to be a little chilly today so get used to that and get >> the sunshine looks awesome but the tradeoff is not only chilly but i understand pretty breezy, too. we want to check in with jason and the storm track weather center. we'll feel the wind today, right? >> yes, we are. i'm looking outside right now. we're getting gusts around 20 to 25 miles an how were. we're starting out in the 30s. it's going to feel like the 30s for midday, even though temperatures will climb into the lower 40s. when you factor? the breeze out of the north and
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afternoon clouds but bright sunshine to end the day and as we head into the evening. clear skies and lighter winds. that's going to lead to a chilly night today. today temperatures in the 40s. mid 40s in boston. we factor in the breeze, it feels a little cooler. we do have the work week weather to address. two storm systems coming up and i'll talk about the threats of each one of those in a minute. >> all right. but first developing this morning, a 25-year-old man is i critical condition after a really bad accident. he was hit by a car in brockton. >> the hit and run was caught on camera and the impact sent that man flying through the air. stephanie is live outside the bar where this happened. police are looking for the driver of the car. >> i just spoke with the detectives at brockton police and they told me they don't have an update so far. we're right here on north main street just next to where this happened and in fact, they are on the street.
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spray paint marks indicating exactly where that man landed. this is right across from the spot bar and lounge. and again, a surveillance camera captured this hit and run. we're not showing the actual moment of impact but i do want to show you a portion of that video. this was taken at around 1:30 friday morning. and in this video, you can see a group of people crossing the street when a car comes down the road, right as this happened. now, we are not showing what happens next, but the car hit impact so great the man flew through the air, landing on the ground. the car kept on going. now, we did speak with the bar's owner who told us this actually isn't the first time that someone was hit near his bar and he's now promising to have his security team walk people across the street who are leaving the bar. >> while i know i can't control everything that happens on the street, i'm response i will for
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towed a car that could be connected with this investigation but again, so far they haven't arrested anyone. i'm continuing to reach out to police. as soon as we get an update, i'll let you know and in 30 minutes, what we're learning about the victim and his family. >> today cuba continues to mourn the death of former leader fid el castro. we brought you this news yesterday morning after castro of 90. now we're learning his death could lead to a spike in cuban immigrants arriving in florida. the miami dade county school system says it's ready for a possible influx of students. florida is already seeing an influx of immigrants but cubans are worried about major changes that could come once trump comes in office. the nation prepares for fidel
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being remembered and on his regime up right now on fox 25 boston.com. >> a new hampshire mother remains in jail after being arraigned on felony and misdemeanor charges related to her children's well-being. grenier is arrested days after her estranged husband james was also arrested. we reported earlier in the week the couple's young children were discovered in a filthy apartment covered in human waste. their 4- tied to a bed. samantha told fox 25 she knew her son was being restrained but she couldn't do anything about it. james is out on bail and samantha held on $25,000 bail. she's due back in court a week from tomorrow. we're told the children are now with their grandparents. >> 8:34 now and an investigation is underway in springfield after two men were shot outside of a strip club there. it happened early yesterday morning outside of the mardis gras gentleman's club on taylor
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both are expected to survive. no arrests have been made, though, and the mayor says he suspects the shootings may be gang related. now he's calling for that club's management to review its security protocol. the mayor is calling it the latest in a troubling trend of problems in the club. the club doesn't cooperate with police, it could have its licenses revoked. >> the death of a massachusetts than is under investigation in hawaii. chestnut hill man, we're told, died fridamo diving at a hotel and resort. timothy o' sullivan was pulled from the water after someone reported he was unresponsive. autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. >> four people have a court date date for breaking into a school and damaging projects. the school's alarm system went off around 1:00 yesterday morning. when they arrived, they found two people on the property and they say two others were also
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their names haven't been released at this point. students at the broomfield school in harvard spent their saturday afternoon repainting a rock on campus there after someone vandalized it with offensive graffiti. students say they discovered swastikas, homophobic and sexist messages painted on the rock right there friday morning. harvard police are investigating the case as a hate crime. the attorney general's office is also involved. yesterday the students responded to messages of tolerance and hope. >> i didn't want to at all think that somebody did this to our -- kind of our senior privilege and i didn't want to be associated with that at all. >> the school superintendent is also condemning the crime in a statement promising a versity committee can be formed and other school leaders are working to bolster the curriculum to try to present future incidents. >> there could be a new high
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of the year. new steps for a plan to bring self driving cars to boston. >> plus the pats are getting ready to take on the jets this afternoon and butch takes a look at big names that might be missing come kickoff time. >> right now 35. looks like it might be a busy shopping day later on. it's going to be a brisk and
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>> hi, everybody. here is your sports for a sunday morning. 4:25 later today, kickoff between the patriots and jets but who will be suited up for the patriots in new jersey? will rob play against the jets? one source saying that he is a
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chest injury he suffered after that hit by seattle's earl thomas two days ago but he did practice this week. also listed as questionable is hogan, jones and tom brady after missing practice wednesday examine and thursday, he did practice on friday. brady is 21-7 lifetime against the jets. 10-4 on the road but he's lost two of the last three games played in new pats are 7 1/2 point favorites in this one. congrats to the eagles, sixth one of the year on saturday. third quarter, wake forest quarter wack walford to lewis and b.c. trails 14-10. in the fourth, patrick toale to patrick sweeney puts them up for good. 40-yard field goal is wide left. b.c. finishes 6-6 and they're headed back to a bowl for the
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>> an explosive discovery has been made inside a lab at m.i.t. it's fascinating. spinach of all things could be used to detect danger. we're talkingbo even terrorism. >> the future is spinach. >> it's like just the leaf. and then we will infiltrate it. >> it sounds a little crazy but consider this. the whole job of the plant is to pull nutrients from the soil.
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chemicals. >> the root system brings up the explosive material up to where the sensor is. >> once the chemicals are detected, they give off an infrared light. that's detected by a camera attached to a system that sends out an email. >> explosives that touch the leaf will trigger the sensors and send that information to your smart phone. >> that means in places that could be vulnerable to terrorism, like areas around municipal drin alerted if a threat had been detected, turning growing areas into bomb sniffing devices that can communicate concern. >> we think of them as high tech plants. >> researchers at m.i.t. formed a company because they hope to market the product is called plantia and they want to extend to other different chemicals and also have agricultural
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>> good sunday morning. let's start out with current conditions as we drill into some local weather watcher reports. southwest new hampshire, we do have temperatures above freezing as you get closer to the greater boston area and on over logan, 37 right now. 40 on the vineyard in nantucket, one better. upper 30s for that's showing signs of trying to push eastward as this low moves away. with that brisk and northwesterly wind going over the relatively warmer waters, still got to mention some ocean effect clouds for cape cod, off and on throughout the day. winds are gusting. right now around 20 to 25 for the cape and the islands and we'll see wind gusts inland as well, especially as we get to the late morning and early
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occurring after sunrise. lower 20s in worcester right now. feels like upper 20s north and south shore. it's a chilly start. we'll have the breezy wind all day. we will have, again, a couple of coastal clouds and a few clouds spilling over the mountains as well. mostly sunny with temperatures in the middle 40s here in southern new england. it will be a few degrees as we go south or east. rutherford, patriots weather looking fine. the only wrinkle will be the breezy winds like here. they'll have that, too, gusting around 20, 25 miles an hour. so for tonight, the winds die down and that's going to lead us to a cold night. 31 in the city but 20s in the burbs. even freezing temperatures on cape cod. tomorrow looks nice. after a chilly start, we'll have light winds, mostly sunny to sunny skies and highs in the middle 40s.
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rainmaker. we could even be dealing with that chance for a brief period of icing early on tuesday. here's a look. you see the pink color there indicating some freezing rain possible and it would be north and west of boston, colder pockets if we can get some light rain in here, down to the ground early enough, remember we're going to be trying to overcome a lot of dry air so it's going to take awhile to moisten up the atmosphere. that eventually occurs, changes over to rain and really right throughout just getting in a good soaking here on tuesday. but not great for any outdoor plans. looks like we'll get about a half inch of rain, possibly more in several locations on tuesday's rain event. then we have another rainmaker on the way on wednesday afternoon and into thursday. so it's an active mid week ahead but the mild air looks to flood into most of southern new england depending on the position of the warm front,
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and then next weekend looks dry and our coats for kids dropoff day on saturday looks fantastic. >> thanks. developing this morning, a hit and run caught on camera. details we're learning this morning about the victim as brockton police work to track down the driver. plus this morning, boston police could soon have a new tool to fight crime. we told you yesterday the department is considering buying
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>> we told you about this yesterday morning. department is considering buying new software that stops criminals in their >> the software scans social media for threats and because of that, not everyone thinks it's a good idea. we take a closer look at the concerns and how the software works. >> at some point it's kind of invading the privacy but the other hand, it's security. >> in boston, people are all over social media where we got their take on police possibly monitoring it more aggressively. >> if you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be much of a
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that would help them better monitor social media for potential public safety issues like terrorism. >> sometimes people post some crazy stuff on social media that can give us some leads on some information so i think it's important. >> the aclu of massachusetts says the vpz didn't appear to initiate any plans to spend money. it's a peculiar way for a community policing organization department to spend so much money and will chill online freedom of speech and association. that's unacceptable in a free society. aclu will continue to follow the issues closely. main concern is terrorism but boston police say there is other criminal activity on social media that's important to them. everything relating from gang activity to prostitution. boston police saying the
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and procedures and within parameters of state and federal laws and that the information looked at is already what is publicly available. >> i think the police are entitled to do their job and protect people of this country. >> city has not made a final decision on using the web monitoring technology. >> self driving cars are one step closer to hitting the streets of boston. mayor walsh says the city and mass dot just signed a memorandum of understanding. start testing the autonomous cars in south boston before the end of the year. the company is currently testing its self driving software in three continents, including as a taxi service in singapore. it will work closely with the mass dot to evaluate safety procedures. if approved by the state and the city, these will be the first self driving cars to hit public roads in the commonwealth. one person waking up a whole lot
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powerball jackpot ticket worth more than $400 million was sold. >> beautiful sunrise getting some pictures in on the twitter account. we'll share those with you and have a look what it will feel like through the day when you factor in the wind we're seeing. i'll have a closer look at the storm chance for the work week as well straight ahead. >> he stole millions from local people and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
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>> right now on fox 25 morning news, clearing skies, colder air working in. we'll have the latest on two storm systems for the work week straight ahead. >> a hit and run caught on camera. the victim in critical condition. the item police told us they have that could help them find the driver. >> a mother found dead inside an
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the reason the police have put a hold on their investigation. >> the death of a dictator met with mixed reactions. celebrations in florida and mourning in cuba. statement from president obama this weekend sparking backlash. >> happy sunday, everybody. it is exactly 9:00. thank you for waking 25 morning news. hopefully you're coming off a nice long weekend. >> yeah. beautiful start to the day, too, if you had to stay inside all day yesterday putting up christmas decorations, now is the time to get outside and put them on the outside of the house. let's toss it over to jason now who picked up his christmas tree yesterday. >> that's right. it's standing up at least, but yeah, now we have to get outside and do some of that stuff. it's going to be a bit breezy. that's one thing to keep in mind for the outdoor decoration,
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just grab a jacket. we're in the 30s to start the day. a couple of clouds arn the coast we're going to see a few lingering ocean effect storms. there's the nashua numbers today in the lower and middle 40s either side of lunchtime and then see temperatures dropping back quickly after sunset. let's go down to plymouth. south shore forecast looking good today with mostly sunny conditions and temperatures in the middle 40s here. so it's breezy but with the return of more sun not too bad. week straight ahead. >> all right. thanks so much for that. 9:01 now and we're following developing news this morning. a 25-year-old man remained -- remains hospitalized right now. >> the impact sent the man flying through the air. stephanie is live outside the bar where this happened. this morning investigators are still looking for that driver. >> i checked in with detectives
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no update. again, no arrests have been made. we're standing across the street from the spot bar and lounge and my photographer is going to zoom in because that's the surveillance camera that actually captured this hit and run. now, we do have that video. we're not showing all of it because it is so disturbing but in the part of the video that you're watching right now, you can see that a group of people crossing north main street, that's when the car comes down the road right into that crowd of people and in fact, that car hit him into the air. the driver never stopping. this happened around 1:30 friday morning as that group of people were leaving the bar. police told us they have towed a car that may have been involved in the accident but again, so far they haven't arrested anyone. we did speak with the bar owner who told us that his heart goes out to the victim and his family. >> what i need to say, my praise for this guy.
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bad impact. >> the victim is 25 years old, we know he lived in brockton. his family is flying in from cape verde to be with him. again, if you have any information about this driver, police are asking you to contact them and this is not the first time the bar owner says that someone has actually been hit near his bar. in 30 minutes, the action he's now promising to take. this morning as well. one person is dead after this crash on morrisey boulevard in dorchester. this is viewer video sent in to us. it's near 93. you can see one of the cars was badly damaged and we're not sure how those two cars crashed but we do know that mass state police are now investigating. also an 8-year-old had to be airlifted to a rhode island hospital after a bad crash in
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you can see the s.u.v. on its side and another car next to it had a crumpled hood. we're working to find out how the child is doing and let you know more about that as soon as we find out. >> three young kids have been taken from their apartment after their mother was found dead inside. boston police found her body at the bismarck street complex around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. police say they initially thought it was a home invasion because the front door was forced open. >> a few of the relatives haven't heard from her so they're the door. so it wasn't a home invasion. it looks like they forced the door. they went in and found the young lady. >> those kids were taken to the hospital to get checked out. we're told they're going to be okay. right now police are do not suspect foul play. they're waiting for the results of an autopsy before they release how the woman died. >> breaking news this morning. at least one person is dead, nine others hurt following a shooting in new orleans. it happened in the french quarter that was crowded with
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football game in the superdome when this happened. a male victim died in the hospital. two people have been arrested on gun charges. we'll continue following this story for you all morning long and bring you more updates as soon as they come in to us. >> this morning celebration still taking place across the world over the death of former cuban dictator fidel castro. you're looking at new video from the little havana neighborhood in miami where people took to the streets early yesterday but not everybody is celebrating the death of the revolutionary leader who came to power more than 50 years ago. in paris, notes were left to honor the controversial figure they saw as a champion of the people. those who fled the releej remember him as a tyrant. >> honestly, my reaction was joy for my grandparents.
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the struggles and pains they went through, throughout their life and how fidel castro symbolized all that pain. so his death, in essence, is a symbol of the death of, you know, bringing an ending to the pain. >> it's sad to celebrate the death of a person, you know, but he was so destructive in his path, you know, it's a relief. it's a relief. you know, sad to say but that's how we feel. it's the beginning of time. >> cuban americans in boston expressing similar feelings saying this was a day they waited decades for. we visited the old havana restaurant where people are now looking forward to the future. >> old havana restaurant, people stopped short of calling this a day of celebration but there was a cake symbolizing the end of cuba's long relationship with dictator fidel castro. >> as you can see, there's nothing positive i have about
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executed a member of his. he said his father was working with the c.i.a. he was among a group killed by the castro regime in 1961. >> most people had divided families. my family sending me abroad before i was able to reach the age of 15 because it was the only way of escaping the system. >> a teen there, he went to spn united states. this cake also in honor of the greems of those who fled cuba to escape the communist dictator. >> people are to some degree hopeful that things are going to start changing. >> restaurant owner said reflecting on this moment in history predicts a controversy for him. >> this guy was really terrible. he killed a lot of people,
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portrait is seen on the streets of this roll of toilet paper, many here letting that symbolism speak for itself. president obama this weekend released a extra reserved statement reflecting back on the troubled relationship between the two countries. he said that history will be the ultimate judge of castro. angry response on twitter from marco rubio whose parents fled cuba during the 1950s revolution. c statement pathetic because it made no mention of the thousands that castro killed and imprisoned. and president elect donald trump released a statement with a much different tone from president obama's saying the word marks the passing of a brutal dictator. his legacy is one of firing squads, thefts, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. trump ended his statement by saying he looks forward to a future with a free cuba.
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push to recount votes in these three states. wisconsin, michigan and pennsylvania. all are states where donald trump narrowly beat hillary clinton and the effort to recount votes is launched not by the democrats but by green party candidate jill stein. she was in boston yesterday and called clinton's support important. >> this should be a non partisan, people powered effort to ensure that we can rely on the integrity and the of our vote. >> donald trump called the recall, quote, a scam and accused sign of trying to reel in donations that he said she won't spend on a recount and the cost of protecting the president and his family may skyrocket under the trump administration. secret service is considering renting an entire floor at trump tower in new york city now so the going price for the space, around $1.5 million a year and it's not just the cost that is raising eyebrows.
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might imagine, owns trump tower so essentially the president elect will be making money off his own family's security detail at the expense of taxpayers. >> week 12, almost 3/4 of the way through the season and by this time in the nfl season, everybody is banged up. patriots have six players listed as questionable for this afternoon's game against the jets. ron is one of those six players recovering from a chest injury that he suffered two games ago from that hit. he was back at practice participation but he did travel with the team to new jersey. he's going to be a game time decision and then tom brady. he practiced friday after missing and thursday. the patriots are still a 7 1/2 point favorite over the jets. butch will have another preview of the game coming up in the morning sports report in just 30 minutes. >> someone in tennessee is waking up a whole lot richer this morning. that person in the volunteer
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for the $421 million jackpot, one of the biggest on record. so far no one has come forward to claim the prize. the last time someone won the powerball jackpot was in september. >> the christmas lights are on and they are lighting up a local neighborhood. coming up, though, the shock that almost turned this tradition into tragedy. >> but first, he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison convicted of cheating local people out of their life savings. but now he has a new job. >> you really think that a convicted criminal is somebod next i uncover how taxpayers are footing the bill for this man to counsel students at a state
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>> fox 125 investigates how a u mass boston employee is now being paid on our time to work with students at the state funded university. >> he's working as kay rear counselor and comes on the heels of u mass trying to close a major shortfall. i tracked down the convicted felon and spoke with victims
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>> we saw barracudas. >> at this stage in her life, janice thought she would be getting ready to retire and travel the world. >> when your whole life savings has been taken from you, it's just such a void. >> she and her husband poured their life savings into a retirement account with someone they thought they could trust. >> nobody questioned him because he was a friendly fellow. he had a handsome face and he just was -- you know, he just didn't l bleidt, a fellow mason with janice's husband. he convinced them and their friends at the lodge to invest with him. they later found out that bleitd was running a ponzi scheme and diverting money in his own bank account. >> he was living a double life. >> he was living a double life. >> records showed that he
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clients, including this couple. he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison and released three years ago. securities and exchange commission only recouped a fraction of the money bleidt stole and they only received a small portion of their money back. >> you're not going to take $25,000 out of the 401k at 53 years old. >> janice called when she found out bleidt is now working as a career counselor at u mass to state records, he's earned more than $50,000. >> it's hard to believe that our tax dollars are going to pay his salary. and he's a career specialist. i just -- that's what made me so angry. >> i'm a reporter with fox 25. we tracked down brad bleidt. >> do you think you ought to be a career counselor to students? >> let's put it this way.
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it was a terrible thing to have happen. >> do you think taxpayers should be spending money on a criminal salary? >> taxpayers pay a lot more for people that are incarcerated. i'm trying to earn my money and to do the right thing. and i would appreciate a second chance, yes. >> as for janice, she won't get a second chance at the retirement dream she imagined for herself and her husband. michael died esophageal cancer. >> i do think that the stress from this whole thing certainly did add to the -- his death. i really do believe it. he said to me, we're going to have a good time when we retire. it didn't pan out the way we had hoped. it's such a sad thing. >> well, we did reach out to you mast boston and they say that bleidt was hired as a part time student employee after enrolling in the university.
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they did a criminal background check on him before he was hired and a spokesperson declined our repeated request for an interview citing the need to protect bleidt's privacy. >> good morning. right now temperatures in the upper 30s around the north south shore. we also have middle 30s back here nashua still freezing. a little deck of clouds coming over so we won't have the crystal clear skies everywhere today. you can see that departing low pressure so still a few coastal clouds hung up and we'll have a couple of clouds spilling over the mountains and back across the rest of southern new england but mostly sunny overall and it's breezy. check out the winds right now at 20 to 25 miles an hour. beginning to see those a little more widespread now that we've gotten the heating of the day.
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you're only in the 40s. 24 right now in worcester. feels like 30 in boston. 29 beverly. feels like 33 on the vineyard so it feels a little colder than the actual temp and at noon today, this is what you're feeling like. mid to upper 30s across the board. so we'll need our coat today but a nice, seasonal sunshine day. as we go through the evening time, watch what happens. we don't get a big dropoff after a sunset on the wind chill actually calming down so we don't have quite the bite tonight on those winds for your evening plans. 10 to 20 miles an hour out of the northwest, bringing the cool air in all weekend long. that will limit high temperatures to the 40s, coolest in the northern hills and milder down to the south and east. overnight lows tonight down to freezing in the city and as soon as you get into the burbs, we're into the mid and upper 20s so it's a cold start to monday
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to tell you about in the morning. just some frost and cold temps to get through. then we'll shake off the chill. we'll have lighter winds tomorrow. we'll be mostly sunny, a nice looking monday, really. then on tuesday, the clouds are with us as we wake up. we could even have a little brief period of some freezing rain early on tuesday if the rain can get in here soon enough. the cold air is going to be there but the cold air mass is also going to be very dry so this rain will let you get all the way down to the ground early on tue problems well north and west of boston during the morning drive time. it's really going to be midday into the evening commute where that washout rain is likely to be moving in. we've got a pretty potent storm system coming from the great lakes and it's going to be sending a couple of waves of low pressure our way. first one tuesday with about a half an inch or more of rain across the area. we need every drop because look at this. we're still running eight to 11
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annual rainfall and another chance of rain on wednesday evening into thursday here with another bout of low pressure coming by so a busy week ahead but mild other wednesday and thursday z. two men shot outside of a strip club and now that city's mayor says it's the latest in a troubling trend. we'll tell you about the threat he made to the club's manager. but first, the people who put up the christmas lights will certainly remember this year's listen. >> shattering explosion and then i saw all the smoke and came flying outside.
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>> christmas lights are on at the household in merrimack, new hampshire this weekend and the man who hung those lights is recovering from a trip to the hospital. he was shocked and nearly died hanging the lights and he's not going to forget what it felt like to have electricity
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>> if you're not already in the holiday spirit, a quick drive by glen forest drive in merrimack, new hampshire will change that. this family has been putting up the holiday display for nearly 30 years with nothing getting in their way. this time, not even a near fatal brush with 20,000 volts of electricity. >> it tenses up all the muscles in your body. just get all cramped up. you know exactly what's >> thankfully, bill is home for christmas. he was stringing up the big tree in the front yard when the electricity from the main power line arced the metal pole he was using to get to the tall branches. it shot through him, burning holes in his socks. karen heard it from inside. >> ground shattering explosion and then i saw all the smoke and came flying outside. >> aside from third degree burns and a risk for infection, bill says he's doing all right.
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>> but they're both counting blessings. doctors amazed he survived. >> shocking experience, no pun intended. >> next year they'll just be extra careful but there's no stopping the holiday tradition. >> i'm glad he's okay. right now updating future cast to give you a look at your hour by hour temperatures today and how soon rain could arrive this week.
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>> hey, everybody. happy sunday. hope you're going a great one. this is a live look at the city of boston, what a great time to wake up. perfect blue skies.
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skies clear, it's a little chilly out there. that's definitely true this morning. >> jason told us all week it's going to be like this. today is really shaping up to be a good one. >> not bad. get out and get your shopping, holiday decorating, all that is certainly fine with no rain in the forecast, just a couple of coastal clouds lingering. plenty of fitchburg. temperatures are in the 30s to start but we'll take it to the 40s as we head to noon time. it will feel a little cooler than the actual temperature because of breeze around 20 to 25 miles an hour. as we head to 4:00, we're in the lower 40s and then dinner time around 7:00 p.m., mid to upper 30s returning once again. i am keeping track of two storms for the week ahead coming up. >> all right. thanks so much. developing this morning, a 25-year-old man is in the
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hit by a car in brockton. >> this is terrible. hit and run was caught on camera and the impact sent that man flying through the area. stephanie, still police looking for that driver this morning. >> i've reached out to detectives this morning and they told me they don't have an update and no arrests so far. we're here on north main street just outside of the spot bar and lounge and in fact, right here on the street, perhaps you can see that orange mark. this is one of the marks that police put on the ground to indicate where this hit and run happened. now, a surveillance camera did capture the hit and run but we're not showing the actual moment of impact. what you're watching is a portion of this video from about 1:30 friday morning and in that video, you can see a group of people crossing the street when a car comes down the road. what we're not showing is what happens next. the car hits a 25-year-old man,
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landing on the ground and that car keeps on going. we did speak with a bar's owner who told us this isn't the first time that someone has been hit near the bar and he's promising to have his security team walk with people leaving the bar. >> and while i know i can't control everything that happens on the street, i'm responsible for my patrons. >> so far police are not releasing the name of the victim. again, he remains in condition. his family now travelling from cape verde to be with him. police tell us they towed a car that may be connected with this case. however, they haven't arrested anyone. we're going to continue to reach out to police as well as other agencies and as soon as we have an update, we'll let you know on air and online at fox 25 boston.com. >> today the nation of cuba
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we brought enthuse news breaking yesterday morning. castro died overnight friday at the age of 90. now we're learning his death could lead to a spike in cuban immigrants arriving in florida. miami dade county school system says it's ready for an influx of cubans. florida is seeing more immigrants already as u.s. and cuban relations improve. we're also learning, though, that cubans are worried about major changes that could come once donald trump takes office. remain in mourning all week as the nation prepares for fidel castro's funeral. we have more details how he's being remembered and his regime on fox 25 boston.com. >> a new hampshire mother remains in jail after being arraigned on felony and misdemeanor charges. samantha granier is accused of en dangering two children. it comes days after her estranged husband was also arrested. we reported earlier in the week
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discovered in a filthy apartment covered in human waste. their 4-year-old son was also tied to a bed. samantha told fax 25 she knew her son was being restrained but she couldn't do anything about it. james is out on bail now. samantha is being held on $20,000 bail. she's due back in court a week from tomorrow. children are now with their grandparents. >> out in western mass an investigation is underway in springfield after two men were shot outside of the strip club. it happened early yesterday morning outside of the gras gentleman's club. no arrests have been made but the mayor there says he suspects the shooting may be gang related and he's calling for the club's management to review the security protocol calling this just the latest in a, quote, troubling trend of problems at the club and the mayor says if the club doesn't cooperate with police, it could have licenses
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investigation in hawaii. chestnut hill man died on friday while sub -- scuba diving. timothy o'sullivan was pulled out of the water when he was reported to be unresponsive. >> four people have a court data kuzed of breaking into a school and stealing visitor passes and damaging student projects. this is at veterans middle school in marble head. police say yesterday morning, sometime around 1:00 in the morning, school's alarm when they got there, they found two people on the property. they also say two others were involved. in all, those four suspects are all charged now, they're all adults but their names have not been released at this point. and students at the bromfield school in harvard spent their afternoon repainting that rock right there on campus after someone vandalized it with offensive gr feety. students discovered swastikas
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remarks on the rock. yesterday students responded by providing messages of tolerance and hope. >> i didn't want to at all think that somebody did this to our senior privilege and i didn't want to be associated with that at all. >> the superintendent condemned the crime in a statement, also promisin formed right now and they want to bolster the curriculum. >> there could be a new high tech addition hitting the streets of boston before the end of the year. the next step for a plan to bring self driving cars to boston. >> neat to see. plus the pats take on the jets this afternoon and we take a look at the big names that might be missing come kickoff time.
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>> here's your sports for a sunday morning. 4:25 later today, kickoff between the patriots and jets. but who will be suited up in new jersey? will rob play against the jets? one source saying that he is a game time decision. he has been recovering from a chest injury he suffered after that h thomas two games ago but he did practice this week. also listed as questionable, bennett, edlman, hogan, jones and tom brady. after missing practice wednesday examine thursday, he practiced on friday and he did talk to the media when he was asked several different times about whether he would play. he said we'll see. brady is 21-7 lifetime against the jets. 10-4 on the road but he lost two of the last three games played in new jersey.
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in this one. congrats to the eagle win on saturday. third quarter, wake forest quarterback walford, 37 yards to lewis. in the fourth, patrick toale to patrick sweeney puts them up for good. a 40-yard field goal is wide left. they're headed back to the bowl for the third time in four years. bruins at the garden 1:00 today sunday night sports wrap is tonight at 11:30 so don't be late. have a great day, everybody. >> don't do it. last week in november, it is going out with a mixed forecast. >> jason is standing by right now with how long the sun will stick around until the rain moves in. >> plus this morning, spinach
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>> well, pop eye would be proud. spinach, yes, spinach could be used to detect danger. we're talking about detecting
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terrorism. elizabeth went inside that lab to find out how it's possible. >> the future is spinach. >> takes just like the leaf examine then we'll infiltrate it. >> it sounds a little crazy but consider this. the whole job of the plant is to pull water examine nutrients from the soil. they can also pull pollutants and chemicals. researchers infused the plant with them. >> the root system brings up the explosive material, up to where the sensor is. >> once the chemicals are detected, they give off an infrared light. that's protected by a camera attached to a system that sends out an email. >> explosives that touch the leaf will trigger the sensors and send that information to your smart phone. >> in places that could be
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water sources, agencies are alerted if a threat was detected, turning growing areas into bomb sniffing devices that can communicate concern. >> we think of them as high tech plants. >> researchers have formed a company because they hope to market the product. it's called plantia and eventually they want it to extend to other chemicals and also have other combliks. >> we told you today the annual parade. it is one of the biggest and oldest in the nation. starts at 12:30. the question, the weather. sunshine we're seeing, i don't think it will be a problem, right? >> not a bad day. just breezy. an extra layer, grab a coat, maybe the scarf as well. just festive feel to the air, right? >> nice spin. >> there you go. and there's that shot from
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sunrise there. jason, you sent me this yesterday in hopes of getting the tree up. managed to do that. clark griswold feasting his eyes on the tree. there's that northwesterly wind flow bringing in a couple of clouds to parts of middlesex county, southern new hampshire and we're still hung up on coastal clouds as well on the back side of departing low pressure. looks like we're not seeing any rain. not too concerned that that's going to be an issue in southern new england. that will stay over maine today. show you where some of the lower clouds are still pesky. possibly all the way up against lynn. we're seeing a little bit along the south shore and chatham, some low clouds. here's a new batch over middleses county, worcester county and parts of new
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mostly sunny overall but windy conditions, too. 20 to 25 miles an hour out of the northwest. that's giving us a chill in the air. it was like the mid 20s in worcester. 30 in boston. current wind chill, plymouth at 32 degrees. noon time, this is what it will be feeling like. we have the breeze. mid and upper 30s on the wind chill reports and then as we get to the evening, middle 30s at 5:00 p.m. after sunset so it's not a big drop as far as the going to be calming down after dark. that will be something to look forward to. the afternoon numbers, though, landing in the mid 40s in most locations. now, over night tonight, with the winds calming down and the skies staying mainly clear, it's going to be chilly out there. we'll not have the biting wind chill in the morning but we'll have frost, 20s in a lot of locations. outside it looks 31 in boston
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cold dry air, some could get down to the ground in the form of some freezing rain. then on tuesday afte a widespread rain. looks like it will be a wet evening drive on tuesday and then another one on wednesday. another round of low pressure swings through and that lasts through the first part of thursday. then we clear it out for next weekend. coats for kids dropoff over at jordan's furniture, 10:00 to 2:00, bring your coats, clean out your closets. we'll be out there standing by, waiting to meet you and we appreciate your donation.
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forecast. much needed rain tuesday into wednesday and thursday. >> developing this morning, a hit and run caught on camera. the details we're learning this morning about the victim as police work to track down the driver. >> plus boston police could soon have a new tool to fight crime. as we told you yesterday, the
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>> developing this morning, a 25-year-old man remains hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a car in brockton. hit and run was caught on camera and you can see a group of people crossing north main street when a car plows right into that man. victim was tossed into the air and the driver kept going. this happened around morning outside of the spot bar and lounge. police tell us they've already towed a car that may have been involved but so far, no arrests have been made. victim's name has not been released. ben he's from brockton and his family is travelling from cape verde to be by his side. police are investigating. >> and a new tool to help patrol the internet. the department is considering technology that would help them watch social media for potential
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terrorism. >> as people post crazy stuff on social media that can give us some leads on some information so i think it's important. >> well, the aclu of massachusetts tells us they're worried about the kind of message the surveillance program sends coming from a department that prides itself on community policing. the boston police say the program will come with strict policies and only look at posts and information that is already publicly available. >> this is wild. self driving cars are one step closer to hitting the streets of boston. mayor said the city and mass dot signed a memorandum of understanding. the company plans to start testing autonomous cars in south boston before the ends of the year. the company is testing the self driving software to work out the kinks in three continents, including as a taxi service in singapore. during the test run, they'll evaluate safety procedures and if approved by the state and the
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roads in massachusetts. that is wild. >> it is. >> as if massachusetts roads around dangerous enough, right? >> can you imagine honking your horn at a car and nobody is inside? >> that might cause you to get in an accident. >> the future is almost scary. >> let's talk about the weather forecast because it's not bad. this is a treat. after yesterday we didn't see the sun at all. >> it's nice to break into it today. overall. still coastal clouds and a few will drop through the afternoon. middle 40s and breezy today and then tomorrow, if you like light winds, we're going to have that for a day until tuesday. winds kick up again and the rain moves in, the clouds arrive. we'll have the latest tonight on fox 25 news on the timing of two storms coming in tuesday, wednesday into thursday of this week. >> thank you so much. we hope you enjoyed your weekend so far. >> watch fox 25 news at 6:00 tonight and see you tomorrow morning as well.
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the death of fidel castro ignites a new debate over u.s. relations with cuba. today live reports on the celebration in miami. the mourning in havana. and whether donald trump will follow through on his campaign president obama to bring the two nations closer. we'll discuss the breaking news with president-elect trump's new white house chief of staff, reince priebus. it's a "fox news sunday" exclusive. then we'll ask our sunday panel about the latest on the trump transition, the battle over who he'll choose for secretary of state.

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