MA officials warn of 'fast moving, high impact' storm, urge residents to stay home

Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:02 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:02 AM

            MA officials warn of 'fast moving, high impact' storm, urge residents to stay home
MA officials warn of 'fast moving, high impact' storm, urge residents to stay home

Winter storm Stella is set to dump over a foot of snow across the Commonwealth Tuesday and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urged residents to stay home. 

"It will start very quickly," Gov. Baker said. 

Emphasizing the atypical forecast, Baker noted the snow would begin and quickly get heavy, dropping 2-4 inches per hour. He said that would make traveling during the storm dangerous. 

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"This is a fast moving, high impact event," Mass. Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin said. 

"The rapid rate of snowfall" is what Baker pointed to for most of the issues that will be associated with the storm. 

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"This thing is going to hit hard when it lands...but we don't think it rises to the level of a travel ban," Baker said. 


Baker said MassDOT will not open the HOV lane on I-93 and urged anyone who must go out to use public transportation. 

You can check road conditions here.

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The MBTA train lines are preparing to run on schedule, but will shut down the Mattapan line Monday night. 

You can check for real time service updates. 

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Officials said there is a high likelihood for outages because of the snow/rain mix and the pace of the storm. 

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Texas high schooler pulls off ‘superhuman’ volleyball play

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 6:17 PM

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And they say we weren’t meant to fly. Much less while returning a volleyball crosscourt. 

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A senior at North Texas’ Decatur High School, Autumn Finney, is receiving a lot of attention after video of her completing an impressive volleyball return made the rounds online. 

Deadspin called the play “superhuman,” and Sports Illustrated tweeted out a clip of the return calling it “simply preposterous.” 

You can watch the feat from a few different angles below:

“This is a point that normal high schoolers should not be able to win,” Deadspin said.

What did Finney have to say of her save? She told Volleyball Mag, “I honestly don’t remember doing it.” Reportedly Finney is also a long jumper, something she thinks may have come in handy during the play.

“I remember I saw Mallory hit the ball, and then Tayte made a great dig and I was like, ‘I can’t let that go.’ That was such an effort and she was on the ground and I had to jump over her. And then I thought, ‘This ball has to go that way and I’m flying this way and how am I gonna do it?’”

Sounds like Finney was no less impressed by her feat than those who witnessed it.

Megyn Kelly jabs Bill O’Reilly following Fox News settlement

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:51 PM

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Megyn Kelly (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Hollywood R)

News of another gigantic Fox News settlement to address claims against former anchor Bill O’Reilly — to the tune of $32 million — broke over the weekend. The network had reportedly settled with network legal analyst Lis Wiehl, who alleged a “nonconsensual sexual relationship” with O’Reilly, according to the Washington Post.

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statement from O’Reilly’s team claimed it was another instance of being “maliciously smeared” by the New York Times with “leaked information provided by anonymous sources that is out of context, false, defamatory, and obviously designed to embarrass [him] and to keep him from competing in the marketplace.”

That attracted the attention of former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, once a colleague of O’Reilly. In a statement on the Today show, Kelly took her former colleague to task on his claim that “not one complaint was filed against him with the Human Resources Department or Legal Department by a coworker, even on the anonymous hotline.”

“O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior,” she stated, “is false. I know because I complained.”

She then recounts her experience contacting the co-presidents of Fox News, Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy, to combat O’Reilly’s line that he was “not interested” in sexual harassment claims that he said “makes my network look bad.”

“Perhaps he didn’t realize the kind of message his criticism sends to young women of this country about how men continue to view the issue of speaking out about sexual harassment,” she read from an email she sent to the presidents. “Perhaps he didn’t realize his exact attitude of shaming women into shutting the hell up about harassment on the grounds that it will disgrace the company is how Fox News got into the decade-long Ailes mess to begin with.”

Meijer recalls vegetables for potential Listeria contamination

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 2:24 PM

Possible Listeria Contamination Behind Meijer Recall Of Vegetables

Meijer has recalled several vegetable products for a potential contamination.

Officials for Meijer, a retailer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, announced the company has recalled various packaged Meijer-brand produce items due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause fatal infections in young children and elderly people.

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The recall affects products sold in Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin purchased Sept. 27 through Oct. 20. The items will be in plastic containers or foam trays with printed labels with various sizes and weights.

Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Mann Packing, a Meijer supplier based in Salinas, California, that sources the Meijer branded produce items. Mann Packing officials told Meijer that evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination had been identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

No illnesses have been reported to date. View the full list of impacted products here.

Woman says scammer cleared out her bank account using Venmo

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:15 PM

Venmo is now accepted at more than 2 million U.S. merchants.
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Venmo is now accepted at more than 2 million U.S. merchants.(Business Wire via AP)

An Atlanta woman said she feels like she’s been “robbed three times” after someone hacked her bank account.

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Pam Clay told WSB-TV someone named “Sally Frazier” transferred thousands of dollars to their account from her account using the popular mobile banking app, Venmo.

Clay said the scammer cleared out her account and when she told Venmo officials what happened, a representative told her it was a problem she had to address with her bank.

Clay said she uses the app through her Wells Fargo account to send money to her son from time to time. 

WSB-TV reached out to Venmo for comment but have yet to hear a response.