<![CDATA[NECN - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/news/top-stories http://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gif NECN https://www.necn.comen-usMon, 25 Jun 2018 08:13:43 -0400Mon, 25 Jun 2018 08:13:43 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Possible Heat Wave in Store for New England]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 04:56:05 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/ola+de+calor+foto+generica.jpg

Showers will be possible Monday through the early afternoon. Skies will gradually clear during the afternoon. With the onshore flow, temperatures will be unseasonably cool. High temperatures will reach the upper 60s and low 70s.

Tuesday will be nearly perfect. Highs will climb into the mid 70s under sun-filled skies. Wednesday that sunshine will fade behind some high clouds associated with a warm front. Thursday does look unsettled with widespread showers and thunderstorms. Some beneficial rain will be possible.

Heat will return by Friday. Temperatures will increase into the 80s with humidity ramping up as well. Warmth that could reach up to 90 degrees is possible starting by next Saturday. It has been 53 days since the last 90 degree day in Boston. It’s likely that parts of New England will experience a heat wave by the weekend and it’s possible it could stick around through the 4th of July holiday.



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<![CDATA[Lightning Causes Second Alarm Fire in Nahant, Mass. Home]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 08:09:45 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/062518+nahant+fire+necn.jpg

Lightning is suspected to be the cause of a second alarm fire that charred the roof of a Nahant, Massachusetts home early Monday.

Nahant fire crews responded to the blaze at 2:15 a.m. on the 100 block of Flash Road.

Fire officials said the roof of the two-story home was ablaze. After two hours of battling the flames, firefighters were able to douse the threat.

The second floor and attic of the home were damaged in the blaze, according to fire crews. The home’s occupant was able to escape after being awakened by the lightning.

No injuries were reported.



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<![CDATA[Probe Underway After 30 Taken to Hospital From Hazmat Scene]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:59:52 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/193*120/thermal+circuits.jpg

An investigation is underway after 30 people were taken to the hospital following a large hazmat team response to a chaotic scene at a Massachusetts business.

The hazmat response at 1 Technology Way in Salem ended around 2:30 a.m. Monday, after initially responding to a call late Sunday afternoon and then again Sunday evening around 9:30 p.m.

The initial call came in for what appeared to be a chlorine leak inside Thermal Circuits, and the building was evacuated as hazmat crews and firefighters responded.

Salem Deputy Fire Chief Alan Dionne said the first incident lasted four hours and concluded around 8 p.m. when the building was declared safe to re-enter.

Once the scene was cleared, employees on the second shift were allowed inside.

Around 9:30 p.m., workers began complaining of nausea and vomiting, saying they weren't feeling well. Multiple workers exited the building at that time and there seemed to be an extreme panic, according to Dionne.

The hazmat team determined that the illness that workers were experiencing was not related to the earlier chlorine leak. Officials said the odor that employees were experiencing was traced to new carpeting being installed in the building, but no hazardous or dangerous readings were detected.

Multiple patients were located upon arrival, and the Salem Fire Department set up numerous units on scene with a staging area near Salem Hospital.

Twenty patients were being treated by the Salem Hospital emergency room staff, according to a tweet from the North Shore Medical Center late Sunday night.

Salem Hospital said some patients were taken to the hospital by paramedics from the scene, while others were walk-ins.

In all, 15 employees were taken to hospitals by paramedics, while 15 others took themselves to the hospital.

Multiple patients complained of burning eyes and difficulty breathing.

A regional hazmat team will go back into the building, which will not be open on Monday. OSHA, DEP and EPA, along with an industrial hygienist, will be on site.

The city of Salem said the issue is contained to the inside of the building, and there is no danger or evacuation required at nearby properties.

The Lynn Fire Department said in a tweet they are covering for the city of Salem due to the ongoing Hazmat incident.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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<![CDATA[Officials: Mattis Out of Loop, Trump Doesn't Listen to Him]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:48:59 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/mattisAP_18148645773069.jpg

Officials say Defense Secretary James Mattis has been caught off guard by President Donald Trump's decisions on things like the United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and a pause in U.S. military exercises with South Korea, NBC News reported

Officials say the president has been relying less and less on Mattis' advice — a stark contrast from his early enthusiasm for the retired four-star Marine general and one of his earliest Cabinet members. Former and current administration officials say that their relationship has cooled because Trump believes Mattis looks down on him and slow walks his policy directives. 

"They don't really see eye to eye," said a former senior White House official who has closely observed the relationship. 



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<![CDATA[Multiple Vehicles Submerged in Chelsea Due to Flooding]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:24:26 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/062518+chelsea+cars+submerged.jpg

Multiple vehicles were submerged early Monday in Chelsea, Massachusetts due to flooding.

Eleven cars were stalled, six were towed and five were able to move by themselves, according to Massachusetts State Police.

The incident was reported near Webster Avenue and Revere Beach Parkway.

No injuries were immediately reported.



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<![CDATA[Early Morning Earthquake Rattles Massachusetts During Storm]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:40:44 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/062518+earthquake.jpg

A magnitude-1.3 earthquake was reported early Monday in Norfolk, Massachusetts during an overnight storm that involved rain and thunder.

The temblor occurred at 2:30 a.m., according to United States Geological Survey.



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<![CDATA[Bear Spotted Hanging Out in Manchester, NH Backyard]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:35:39 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/212*120/manchester+nh+bear+2.JPG

It was an interesting Sunday in one Manchester, New Hampshire neighborhood, thanks to a bear who made himself right at home in Salah Flaih's backyard.

"When I looked up, there was a black bear in my head," Flaih said. "Who would ever think that?"

He shot cell phone video showing the bear in a tree in his backyard.

Area residents were surprised to see the bear, discovered Sunday afternoon after several dogs around started barking.

“I was like, is that a dog? And I looked, and I'm like, no, that's a bear,” Lisa Gibson recalled, saying she didn't feel scared at all.

"It was kind of neat," one man who lives nearby said. 


Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game department arrived and waited for the bear to eventually come down from the tree, out Flaih's backyard and then made a run for it.

"Ya know, I've lived in New Hampshire for 20 years, I've lived in Maine for 13 years, and I've never seen wildlife like that, like beyond a deer or a squirrel or whatever, but never a bear, and it's like really bizarre," Gibson said.

Wildlife officials were able to get the bear down without having to use a tranquilizer.

Residents say they’ll be watching out for the bear’s return.

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<![CDATA[Semi-Truck Crash Blocks Access to Mass Turn Pike From I-95]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:55:58 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/206*120/turn+pike+rollover.jpg

A semi-truck involved in a rollover crash Monday morning blocked access to the Massachusetts Turn Pike.

The big rig crashed northbound on Interstate 95 near the on-ramp to the Mass. Turn Pike around 4:30 a.m.

Access to the toll road from I-95 will be closed until further notice, according to officials. The driver of the big rig sustained minor injuries, state police said.

The ramp is expected to be closed through the morning commute.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

Editor's Note: Our initial story stated the crash occurred on the Massachusetts Turn Pike rather than the on-ramp to the toll road, and referred to I-95 as I-128. NBC10 Boston regrets the error.

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<![CDATA[30 People Hospitalized Following Salem Hazmat Scene]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:52:02 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/193*120/thermal+circuits.jpg

Thirty people were being treated at the hospital Sunday night after a large hazmat team response was called to a business in Salem, Massachusetts.

The initial call came in at 3:40 p.m. Sunday for what appeared to be a chlorine leak inside Thermal Circuits at 1 Technology Drive.

Employees inside the building were evacuated while the fire department and state hazardous materials team responded.

Deputy Fire Chief Alan Dionne said the first incident lasted four hours and concluded around 8 p.m. when the building was declared safe to re-enter.

Once the scene was cleared, employees on the second shift were allowed inside.

Around 9:30 p.m., workers began complaining of nausea and vomiting, saying they weren't feeling well. Multiple workers exited the building at that time and there seemed to be an extreme panic, according to Dionne.

The Hazmat team determined that the illness that workers were experiencing was not related to the earlier chlorine leak.

Multiple patients were located upon arrival, and the Salem Fire Department set up numerous units on scene with a staging area near Salem Hospital.

Twenty patients were being treated by the Salem Hospital emergency room staff, according to a tweet from the North Shore Medical Center late Sunday night.

Salem Hospital said some patients were transported from the scene, while others were walk-ins.

An unknown number of other patients may have taken themselves to various hospitals, according to Dionne.

Multiple patients complained of burning eyes and difficulty breathing.

A regional hazmat team will go back into the building, which will not be open on Monday. OSHA will be on site.

The city of Salem said the issue is contained to the inside of the building, and there is no danger or evacuation required at nearby properties.

The Lynn Fire Department said in a tweet they are covering for the city of Salem due to the ongoing Hazmat incident.

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<![CDATA[Arrest Made in Brutal Killing of Family's Baby Goat]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 21:28:39 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/163*120/Baby+Goat+Killed.JPG

Police have arrested a man in connection with the suspicious death of a baby goat in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.

The suspect, who police say is not from Ashburnham but from the surrounding area, was arrested and booked into jail shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. 

The goat had been missing before it was discovered approximately 100 yards from its pen. Police believe the suspect cut a hole in the goat's fence, lured the goat out into the woods and attacked it.

Sgt. Wade Wright said the goat had a couple of puncture wounds and its throat was cut.

"Things were discovered on scene that we are sending to the State Police crime lab and they will be processed," Sgt. Wright said.

Pat Stewart, who says her goats are like her puppies, has been reeling since the baby goat she raised was found killed Friday morning.

"I'm sad," Stewart said. "I had her in the house for two months."

Stewart said she had heard of some other goat deaths in the area within the last couple of months, but that she had never seen anything like that in Ashburnham.

"It was somebody who is not completely alright in the head," Stewart said of the suspect. "Nobody else would have done it."

Sunday's arrest came after police received a tip in connection to the investigation.

Authorities did not reveal what the motive may have been.

The suspect, who has not been identified, will make an initial court appearance Monday in Gardner. It's not immediately clear what he is being charged with.



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<![CDATA[15-Year-Old Migrant Boy Runs Away From Texas Facility]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:25:28 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/casa-padreGettyImages-983247890.jpg

Police said Sunday that a 15-year-old boy ran away from the Texas shelter for migrant children, Casa Padre, NBC News reported

The boy had been in conversations to be reunited with a man whom he called his father, but details on the man weren't immediately clear. There was a discrepancy with a DNA test, and before it could be sorted out, the child ran away Saturday. 

A police source told NBC the boy is in Mexico and the man he calls his father is sending him money to get him back to Honduras. 

"As a licensed child care center, if a child attempts to leave any of our facilities, we cannot restrain them," Southwest Key said in a statement. "We are not a detention center. We talk to them and try to get them to stay. If they leave the property, we call law enforcement."



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<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Baby Ducks from Storm Drain in Shelton]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 14:42:02 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/savingbabyduck2.jpg

Two baby ducks are safe after firefighters in Shelton rescued them from a storm drain on Saturday morning.

Officials say a Mallard duck was at the intersection of Leavenworth Road and Maple Avenue with her babies when two of them fell into the storm drain.

Members of White Hills Volunteer Fire Company responded with their fire truck and opened the storm drain.

Firefighters say one fireman climbed into the storm drain to rescue one baby duck. The other baby duck went into the storm pipe and would not come out.

After several attempts, officials say the baby duck would not surface and the firefighters left.

Within moments of the firefighters leaving, the second baby duck came out of the drain and began chirping for its mother.

The fire department returned and firefighters were able to save the second baby duck.



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<![CDATA[Report: Hanley Ramirez Not Under Investigation]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 22:26:27 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/195*120/GettyImages-962227934.jpg

Former Red Sox player Hanley Ramirez is not under investigation, according to a Boston Globe report published Sunday.

The Globe has obtained court documents from U.S. District Court and says a friend of Ramirez dropped his name in an effort to avoid arrest while transporting drugs from New York to Massachusetts. The friend later admitted Ramirez had no connection to the drugs.

The Globe's report comes two days after ABC News' Michele McPhee reported that Ramirez was "being eyed" in an ongoing federal and state investigation for possible ties to a Lawrence-based drug ring.

Following Sunday's report, Ramirez's agent, Adam Katz, released a statement, saying, “The reporting on Hanley’s involvement in this matter was reckless and irresponsible. It’s unfortunate that one careless, inaccurate story can generate such widespread negative and damaging coverage. Hanley is pleased to be absolved from wrongdoing and having any involvement in this matter.”

Late Sunday night, Ramirez said in a tweet that he is "grateful to those of you who resisted spreading the reckless, misleading reports."


Ramirez, the Boston Red Sox, and MLB had all issued statements saying they were unaware of any investigation into the former Sox infielder.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora even spoke following the Sox game Friday night saying he wasn't aware of any investigation, and he hoped the report wasn't true.


"You know the organization didn't know about this, and I didn't know about this you know. Our decision was made basically on baseball, you know baseball related. And you know I hope it's not true," he said following the team's 14-10 win over the Seattle Mariners.

The Red Sox have maintained that Ramirez was released from the team for baseball performance reasons.

Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on May 25. Since being released by Boston, Ramirez has not signed with another team.

He also said in his tweet Sunday night that not being on a team has been his choice.

"I have been home enjoying my family. Not being on a team has been my choice," the tweet read.



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<![CDATA[No Cease-Fire Until Hamas Tunnels Destroyed: Israel]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:10:09 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/452960422.jpg Israel will not consider any truce until it has finished downing the network of tunnels in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised statement Thursday, NBC News reported. One of the goals of Israel’s three-week offensive has been to dismantle the tunnels that are vital to Hamas and which Jerusalem says threatens Israeli civilians. Earlier, Israel’s military announced it was calling up another 16,000 reserves, allowing them to substantially widen their offensive that has led to the deaths of 1,360 Palestinians.
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<![CDATA[Showers Clear Monday Morning, When Will Heat Return?]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 23:30:07 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/214*120/062418+wx.jpg

Our mostly dry stretch of weather continues. Although we did see some downpours roll through on this Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t widespread enough to have much of an impact on our abnormally dry weather.

Boston has recorded a 1.88” rainfall deficit so far for June, and May was dry with a deficit of more than 1.5".

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Clouds will be stubborn Sunday night, and showers may linger into the early morning on Monday. We will see a gradual clearing throughout the day. With the onshore flow, temperatures will be unseasonably cool. High temperatures will reach the upper 60s and low 70s.

Tuesday will be nearly perfect. Highs will climb into the mid 70s under sun-filled skies.

Wednesday that sunshine will fade behind some high clouds associated with a warm front.

Thursday does look unsettled with widespread showers and thunderstorms. Some beneficial rain will be possible.

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Heat returns by Friday. Temperatures will increase into the 80s with humidity ramping up as well.

Ninety-degree warmth is possible starting by next Saturday. It has been 53 days since the last 90-degree day in Boston. It’s likely that parts of New England will experience a heat wave by the weekend, and it’s possible it could stick around through the 4th of July holiday.


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<![CDATA[Woman Accused of Stealing Item From Sgt. Gannon Fundraiser]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:21:38 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/New_Details_Released_in_Death_of_Sean_Gannon.jpg

A Hyannis, Massachusetts woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing an item from a fundraiser held on behalf of the late Yarmouth K-9 Sgt. Sean Gannon.

Maureen Wiggin, 56, is due in court on Monday for larceny of property under $1,200.

Barnstable Police responded to a call at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, where the fundraiser, complete with raffles and a live auction, was being held. Witnesses told officers that one of the items from the silent auction had gone missing: a decorative blue box containing golf balls, baseball hats and various shirts.

Upon viewing a security video, police determined that a woman had taken the box from a table and left the venue. This led authorities to Wiggin's home, where the item was recovered in the trunk of her car after Wiggin was initially uncooperative with authorities.

Tickets were $25 to the event; there's no record of Wiggin having purchased one. The stolen item was ultimately returned to its rightful winner.

Gannon, 32, was killed in the line of duty while executing a search warrant in Barnstable in April. The man accused of killing him, 29-year-old Thomas Latanowich, is being held without bail on murder charges.

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<![CDATA[More Humid, Some Storms Sunday]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:40:57 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/NBC_Boston_Weather_2018_06_24_06_14_55.jpg

Sunday morning starts with some fog and temperatures in the 50s and 60s. It will be cloudy during the morning, but most places will be dry. It will turn more humid over the course of the day, however.

More scattered showers, downpours, and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon. That will happen first in Western and Northern New England around lunchtime, before arriving closer to Boston late in the afternoon and during the evening. Highs will reach the 70s to near 80 as that happens.

Humidity drops, as do temperatures, heading into Monday. With a mix of sun and clouds highs will be in the 60s and 70s. There still may be a spot shower or storm, but many will stay dry.

Tuesday looks beautiful, with lots of sunshine thanks to high pressure overhead. Highs will be in the 70s to near 80. Humidity bumps back up mid to late week, and temperatures return to the 80s.

A front will bring scattered showers and storms late Wednesday into Thursday. Although early still, next weekend into the week of July 4 look to feature warmer than average conditions.

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady Posts Video of Workout With Julian Edelman]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:33:18 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Brady_Posts_Workout_Video_With_Edelman.jpg

Training camp opens up in a little more than a month, and Tom Brady is getting a jump start on rekindling the connection with one of his favorite targets.

The New England Patriots quarterback took to Instagram on Sunday morning, posting a 1-minute video featuring clips of him and Julian Edelman running routes together last week.

The video opens with Brady narrating a massage from trainer Alex Guerrero before getting to work with Edelman outside.

Of course, the two had numerous chances earlier this off-season to work together, only for Brady to stay away from the Patriots during organized team activities (OTAs) save for the mandatory mini-camp between June 5 and 7.

Edelman, who missed the entire 2017 regular season with a torn ACL, could miss an additional four games to begin the 2018 season pending the appeal of his suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.

Edelman has caught the third-most passes from Brady all-time with 486, trailing only Wes Welker (632) and Rob Gronkowski (537).

Patriots players are scheduled to report to training camp on Thursday, July 26.

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<![CDATA[Boston Expands Efforts to Honor Martin Luther King's Legacy]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:40:12 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Martin_Luther_King_Jr_Delivered_His_Last_Sermon_in_DC.jpg

Boston is broadening its efforts to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

Mayor Marty Walsh says the city will establish a monument to the civil rights icons on the historic Boston Common.

It'll also create a "high-tech immersion experience" in the city's Roxbury neighborhood and develop King-related programming with the neighborhood's Twelfth Baptist Church, where King served as assistant minister in the early 1950s.

The projects are the result of community feedback from recent public meetings. They will be developed by five artists expected to unveil their proposals in September.

The Kings met as students in Boston. Martin Luther King received his doctorate from Boston University, and Coretta Scott King graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music.

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<![CDATA[Two Men Returned to Massachusetts on Murder Charges]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:06:08 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-84611044+%282%29+edited.jpg

Two men were returned to Massachusetts via Mississippi to be arraigned on charges stemming from a 2017 murder in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Kentavious Coleman, 20, and Kenyonte Galmore, 22, will be arraigned in the Norfolk Superior Court on Monday for the June 22, 2017 murder of Reina Rodriguez at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Braintree.

A third co-defendant in the case, 20-year-old Juana Rivera of Lynn, pled not guilty to charges at an arraignment hearing on April 30 and is due back in court July 26.

Rodriguez was found dead in a room at the Hyatt bound in telephone cords.

Mattapan's Jason McLeod, 35, pled not guilty on May 4 on human trafficking charges and deriving support from prostitution based on his relationship with Rodriguez.

The case has been investigated by both Braintree and Massachusetts State Police.



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<![CDATA['Absolutely Appalled': Immigration Rally Held in Boston]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:06:10 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Immigration_Rally_Held_in_Boston_s_Jamaica_Plain.jpg

Protests are taking place across the United States this weekend regarding the ongoing immigration crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico.

About 200 protestors gathered on Centre Street in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood on Sunday to lambaste the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy, which has separated more than 2,000 immigrant children from their families.

"It's just racist," one woman at the protest said.

"Our families are being attacked," another man added.

"I'm absolutely appalled at what's been happening," a second woman said.

Since President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday halting the separation of families, the Department of Homeland Security reports that 522 children have been reunited with their families.

Local leaders had taken a stand recently with several traveling to the border. Rep. Mike Capuano, D-Mass., was among those who flew to Texas on Saturday to visit the immigration facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"I want to be real clear: the reason I am here is because Donald Trump changed policies to treat families in an inhumane way," Capuano said while in Texas. "That’s why I am here. I am here to draw a big bold line under that."

Capuano added that Trump "claimed for a week he couldn’t take congressional action, and then somehow miraculously he did just that... He can take care of this problem immediately. He created it. He should take care of it. He should come to Congress and talk to us about ways to change immigration laws so we don’t have to go through this again."

During Rep. Capuano's visit, with two dozen other Democratic congressmen and women, he was granted access to the detention facilities and the processing centers.

He spoke with NBC10 Boston Sunday morning about what he saw inside immigration holding facilities while there.

"They were all cement, no mattresses," Capuano said.

The Massachusetts congressman also says there's a lot of confusion when it comes to reuniting families.

“The frontline border patrol agents — the ICE agents — they didn’t know what the plan is,” he said. “Putting it all back together seems to be a mystery to everybody.”

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts was scheduleed to visit the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday.

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<![CDATA[One Firefighter Taken to Hospital in Sterling House Fire]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:41:37 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/One_Firefighter_Hospital_House_Fire_in_Sterling.jpg

According to Sterling Fire, the heavy fire was controlled within 30 minutes. There were two people home at the time of the fire and neither were injured. One firefighter was taken to the hospital but is expected to be fine, Sterling Fire said.

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<![CDATA[Police: Body Found in Wooded Area in Brighton ]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:44:35 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Police_Body_in_Brighton.jpg

A body has been found in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood.

Boston police said they were called to the area of Washington and Foster streets in Brighton just after 3 p.m. on Saturday.

According to police, the body was on a small hill in a wooded area behind a shopping plaza on Washington Street. Police did not say if they found a male or female.

Police did say early indications do not suggest foul play, but it is still under investigation.

No further information was immediately available.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Police Arrest Man After Fatal Shooting]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:28:02 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/212*120/htfdscenewithmug.PNG

A man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed a man outside of a bodega on Norwich St. in Hartford Saturday morning.

Officers say they responded to a bodega on Norwich Street shortly before 10:00 a.m. after a citizen reported a man being shot.

When police arrived, officers say they found a man on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head.

First responders arrived and transported the man to Hartford Hospital, where he later died at 10:19 a.m.

The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division and Crime Scene Division assumed the investigation. After reviewing video footage, they identified Tomas Figueroa, 50, as a suspect.

Figueroa was apprehended from a motel room on the Berlin Turnpike and charged with murder. Figueroa is being held on a $1 million bond.

Detectives are currently working to identify the deceased man and notify his next of kin.

Officers say the shooting appears targeted and is not a random incident.

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<![CDATA[Periods of Rain with Hot Weather Returning Later This Week]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:39:21 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/06242018-sunday.png

Over the last two months, Boston has experienced a 3.38-inch rainfall deficit. Lawns have been turning brown and gardens have needed constant irrigation. A handful of towns have implemented voluntary water bans. Timing is unfortunate, but at least we will see some rain over the next couple of days.

On and off showers will be around this evening, tonight and through the day tomorrow. When all is said and done, nearly a half inch of rain is possible.

After a cooler than average Saturday, temperatures will stay cool through the evening. Overnight low temperatures will drop into the 50s. Sunday will be warmer with high temperatures in the mid 70s.

Monday, clouds will gradually clear. We will catch a couple of nice days Tuesday and Wednesday before our shower chances increase. Temperatures will rise by mid-week. Thursday looks like it will bring showers and be breezy. Showers may continue into the day on Friday.

Temperatures will climb significantly into next weekend. The summery air mass will feature sunshine, heat and humidity. High temperatures may reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Looking at the long term, it’s possible that heat may stick around through the July 4th holiday.



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<![CDATA[Local Lawmakers Visit Immigrant Processing Center at Texas Border]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:44:28 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Local_Lawmakers_Immigrant_Processing_Center_at_Texas_Border.jpg

Two dozen democratic congressmen went to Texas on Saturday to see the effects of President Trump's immigration policies.

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<![CDATA[GoFundMe Page That Raised Thousands May Be Fake]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:49:40 -0400 https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/GoFundMe_Page_That_Thousands_of_Dollars_Fake.jpg

A GoFundMe page that asked people to donate to help a sick child is under investigation.

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