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>> schools accused of cheating on high-stakes testing. this serial killer back in court fighting for his life. his push to escape the death penalty. >> a life dedicated to helping others. involved in your community. >> unofficial mayor of cape cod. >> breaking news at 7:00. police are searching for two escaped inmates that walked with from a minimum-security center. they were being held at the lawrence correctional alternative center.
city. 22-year-old manuel perez. 23-year-old levi montalvo. they were reported missing at 2 this afternoon. police say they are not classified as violent offenders but if you see them don't approach them call police right away. maria: also breaking, the fbi is now offering a reward for information in the disappearance of a man from weymouth. norman lee was snorkeling with his wife, off grand cayman island back in march of 2015. they got separated. his wife made it back safely and alerted police. the fbi is offering $10,000 to anyone who knows what happened to lee. ed: jurors deciding whether a convicted killer gets the death penalty heard part of his confession today. families of gary sampson's victims were in court today as his sentencing re-trial got started. so was our reid lamberty. reporter: >> his defense team offered a new theory on why the 41-year-old hitchhiker murdered
his brain was broken and had been for a long time. since he was 4-years-old in fact,when sampson's attorneys said the convicted killer fell down a flight of stairs,you will find that he has had a damaged brain that affected his behavior before the crimes, during the crimes and after the crimes. >> they are trying whatever they can to generate some sympathy for this guy. reporter: mike rizzo doesn't buy it,his 19-year-old son,jonathan,was the second of sampsons three murders in july of 2001,rizzo,and philip mcloskey were carjacked and of new hampshire was strangled, sampson was sentenced to death in 2003 but was granted a new sentencing trial after it was learned one of the jurors lied about her background. >> we've been thru this already its been 13 years since he's been convicted and we have to go thru this again? reporter: sampson's attorneys argued the now 57-year-old suffered multiple head injuries in his life,referring to him as brain damaged,prosecutors countered,claiming the most powerful tool this defendant used to kill is right here in
prosecutors went as far as to say sampson wore a murder outfit, dressing conservatively wearing slacks and a polo to convince his victims to give him a ride,steal their cars,and ultimately make them them believe he wouldn't kill them.he out smarted them all, prosecutors said. >> it is so much more raw last time. i'm a little more jaded by the process now. i'a hear. >> these jurors will hear a lot of testimony. 200 witnesses will take the stand. the trial expected to last into december. >> tributes of people leaving flowers on a police cruiser after hours were ambushed and
officers overnight is now in police custody. investigators say scott michael greene shot one officer while he sat in his car, then killed the other as he responded to the scene. police arrested him after he flagged down a state worker in des moines identified himself then asked to call 911. authorities say the officers were blind-sided by the attacks. >> it does look like there was an exchange of conversation. there definitely was not an opportunity attack. maria: the slain officers have been identified as officer justin martin and sgt. anthony berminio. greene has a history of confrontations with police. ed: right now a stoughton rabbi is under fire from more than one hundred leaders of various faiths for booking some controversial speakers tonight at his synagogue. frank gaffney, general william jerry boykin and activist tom trenton will talk national security. critics say they preach intolerance and anti muslim sentiments. the rabbi welcomes freedom of
critics wanted him to cancel the event. >> unfortunately it inflames those tensions during a time where the muslim community is already feeling under attack. >> people make comments. i can't speak to what comments might be made. >> greater boston area clergy have condemned tonight's event. maria: commitment 2016, today's tracking poll from abc news and pollsters found that enthusiasm for both candidates is low 46% of clinton's supporters and 52% of trump's are very enthusiastic about their choice. that's compared with 64% for president obama and 62% for mitt romney at this point in 2012. >> with the clock ticking.
states. ed: that means a blitz in florida and three stops in miami, orlando and pensacola. trump claiming the momentum in the sunshine state is his. >> we are way up in florida. i shouldn't say that. i want you to go vote. we are going to pretend we are down. pretend. we knew -- we will pretend we are down. ed: most polls show a close race in florida between trump and clinton. mari taking the lead role in the clinton campaign today. in north carolina he praised clinton's commitment to country while saying trump would put the republic at risk. chelsea clinton was also on the stump for her mother today. >> this is somebody who is unqualified. i ran against john mccain. i thought i would be a better president. i never thought that the republic was at risk if they
at a rally in arizona tonight. both the clinton and trump campaigns will be in new hampshire on the final days before the election. donald trump will make two visits. the first on friday in atkinson, the second on monday night in manchester. president obama will campaign for hillary clinton in the granite state on monday no word yet on exactly where. ed: massachusetts. investigative reporter mike beaudet with the serious consequences they're facing. reporter: teachers in trouble over standardized testing. records show teachers caught cheating to help students score higher. a teacher at stanley elementary school -- did everything from pointing out wrong answers to telling
a teacher helped students by looking through answer booklets after they had been turned in. in all three cases the state throughout the test scores and sent the findings to its legal department for possible disciplinary action. >> >> it would be something had an advantage in that process. >> after she was fired in 2008 for creating a document designed to assist students on the science and technology in cats. the state has revoked to teachers licenses. another educator license was surrendered. >> we hear story after story.
>> have they done their jobs? this never would have happened. reporter: his 14-year-old son committed suicide in may after hampton middle school question samuel about his unusual answers. >> it was something to the effective make er in jail. basically a nonresponse. >> he was called an embarrassment by the school and was worried about getting into the high school of his choice. his father outraged. >> no one is to review or change answers. >> do you think this push to over the edge? >> i do. it is obviously a very tragic case.
comment but it may be harder for schools to cut corners on testing. students are beginning to take tests in the spring on a computer-based system which will make it more secure. maria: new legal trouble for a former state lawmaker. >> the arrest that could mean no more bail for kyle pastor. and temperature changes that will follow that. >> you have to physically be involved in the community. >> he's so involved he was named the unofficial mayor of the cape. meet the man who's devoting his life to charity, teens, and
it is engulfed in flames in leicester. police say the driver was swerving to avoid a deer in the road and ended up slamming into a tree. it happened on baldwin street this
afternoon, the driver went to the hospital but is expected to be ok. a former new hampshire state rep in trouble with the law again. kyle tasker now accused of drunk driving. he's already facing felony charges for soliciting a minor for sex online, and drug charges as well. last night, the 31-year-old was arrested in rochester, after he allegedly caused a 3-car crash. tasker resigned in march. to revoke his bail after this arrest in rochester. maria: and there's a simply reason why. his positive message of giving back to the place he grew up in. hyannis. tonite jonathon thompson is someone you should know. >> the mayor of cape cod. reporter: it's like being with a rock star
enough. >> i know. i can tell. >> just about everybody knows this guy. there is a good reason why. >> he is leading the
charge showing people we need to love each other. >> you are the mayor. >> if you name it jonathan does it. career day at the school. fundraising dances. helping coach sports. co organizer of the barnst cod warriors basketball team with his lifelong friend tim . both of these guys know about giving back from way back. >> giving back to the community since you were eight years old. >> pretty much. >> why do you want to give back? >> because of the way we grew up. we knew everybody.
they forget to be nice to one another. >> a mission to spread positivity includes tragedy. that's what happens when your community is rocked by a horrible crash where 4 young kids were all killed by a wrong way driver. three of those kids from the cape. jonathan worked with others to organize a community vigil. >> we grew up with the k never left. that is the way they want it. they believe in their community. he's what a make sure every day of his life makes the lives of others better. >> i love the way the love and a community comes together. you have to physically be involved in your community. we are all related.
show on facebook. he highlights all things positive. there you go. pretty nice way to wake up every day. ed: we should have him do the weather sometime. 7 i agree. today there is no question about that. just check out this. this is one example. this was taken by look at the temperatures. they were so nice. 70 in hartford. at least in the high temperature department. the wind is very light. 58 in boston. we have some 50's. tonight will be a mild night.
40's off to the north. in terms of tomorrow, you are basically in the 50's. this will separate the cool air to the north. best chance of steady rain. a few showers across the western new york state. the first batch could affect northern new england during the overnight. it is a band that could get us. it moves across the region later
clouds moving and overnight. it can start the day with a few showers. also notice how southern areas, that is where connecticut you can get some sun for a while. north of the pike you stay cloudy. then the band of once it does so skies will start to clear. some clouds along the coast early thursday. as for the weekend overall it is not bad.
it from will come through. most of the weekend looks to be precipitation free. an early day of election day locally. it doesn't look that cold. temperature should be around 55 to 60 degrees. the next seven days, notable changing of the clocks. an hour longer during the weekend as we turn the clocks back. sunday. maria: tom brady has one for super bowl's. ed: the best quarterback ever. with the trade of jamie collins, could they consider the
massachusetts has many great public schools, and we took it for granted that our kids would go to great public schools. but some kids aren't so lucky. where they live, they don't go to a great school, and they have no choice. imagine if your kids were trapped in a failing school. public charter schools give parents a choice and are a pathway to success for these kids. if you like your school, question 2 won't affect you. but question 2 will change the future who need your help. please join me and
spending in the sun will come up tomorrow without you. that is the way it goes. you enjoy experiences that you have. it could happen to anybody. you just have to show up to work and do the best you can every day. and let your performance tried to speak for itself. ed: one of our favorite tv moms. she is sharing smiles with patients a day local hospital. maria: and tom brady, he is
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