Timothy Johnson, Michael Jaworski, Anne Marie Reardon discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
Drizzle turning into steady rain tonight and when England will continue to get a wintry mix with northwest of 4 95 Seeing a lot of ice drying cloudy tomorrow high 45. And then a sunny day for Wednesday up the 30, some snow coming in on Thursday up the 32. We could see several inches of snow and then that turning into rain for Friday right now it is 29 degrees. Some freezing rain in Boston at 4 45 live Local and fiercely independent. This is WBC news radio. Good afternoon on Madison Rodgers here. The five things you need to know at 4 45. Police in Manchester, New Hampshire. I'm looking for Timothy Johnson, who's accused of shooting a man to death over the weekend. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will establish an independent September 11th style commission looking into the capital riot on January 6th. Boston College fires basketball coach Jim Christian with a team of 3, 13 and 19 in a C C play. Massachusetts State police have identified the man who was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Framingham on Saturday as Mustafa Fathi of Mar Mar. Grow Special Obamacare enrollment period opens today aimed at helping Americans who may have lost their health insurance during the pandemic. ABC is Elizabeth shells he has more from Washington. Starting today, uninsured Americans will have three months to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care act as part of an extended enrollment window. President Biden announced the move in an executive order last month. He continued about Kovar 19. Even more critical Americans that meaningful access to health care. In a statement this morning, Biden encouraged Americans to sign up for coverage at healthcare dot gov. And he made a push for his covert relief package that would increase federal subsidies for health care. Elizabeth Halsey, ABC NEWS Washington Lawmakers on the Cape aren't happy with the Baker administration. WBC's robbed. Woodward reports elected officials here on the Cape voicing their displeasure with Governor Charlie Baker in the Department of Public Health. Over the dearth of covert vaccines available on the Cape over 20 state lawmakers signed a letter to the governor last week asking him to reconsider several aspects of the state's vaccine rollout. Cape Cod State Senator Julian's here and state Reps. Dylan Fernandez and Tim Whalen criticized the vaccine rollout on Cape Cod last week and now found the town manager Julian Suso, also speaking out. Following the 975 doses coming to Barnstable County per week completely unacceptable. That was in a letter to the governor on Friday from the Cape Cod bureau. Rob ordered WBZ Boston's news radio covert cases are down across the country. But there's new worry about at least one of the virus mutations ABC. They're in Qatar ski has more. The very in first discovered in Britain is not only more contagious but also more deadly. Tempting, though it is for cities and states to ease restrictions has the caseload drop. Doctor. She's jot, the Brown University School of Public Health, told ABC News. Now is not the time. I totally understand why cases are down. They want to do it. I would say, Hold a little longer. Let's get a bunch of the Irish people vaccinated that it will be safer to do so. The U. S. Has now administering an average of 1.7 million vaccine doses every day. States say they could doom or if they had the supply. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New York New data looks at ER visits as a whole nation wide sense. The initial lockdown in March 2020. The number of Americans going to the ER went way down at first. But another statistic is grim visits because of drug overdoses decreased on Lee slightly. And then shot way up. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found visits to the emergency room plummeted in March, 2020 falling 43% compared to 2019, but drug overdoses were down only 4% before increasing again in April. The study also found weekly trips to the E R for overdoses were up 45% last year compared to 2019. The CDC says the pandemic may have accelerated drug overdose deaths specifically fatalities caused by synthetic opioids. Wendy Gillette CBS News Ah Weymouth couple has a vision. Hundreds of rainbow pride flags displayed all around town during Pride Month in June. So they started to make the way with pride Project to make their vision come true. WBC's Suzanne Saz Ville reports. It all started one day when Anne Marie Reardon was in her front yard and two people driving by stop to thank her for flying the rainbow flag outside her home in the first endeavor. Of this pride project is the Rainbow Flag Initiative. Her husband, Michael Jaworski, says they not only want to raise awareness but also help those in the LGBT Q. Community feel less alone. You could see a pride flag flying throughout the town. Then you know that there are other people like you. They hope to raise enough money to hand out 500 Pride flags for free. If they have any leftover money they love to do other things like create a scholarship fund for LGBT Q students. Suzanne Saz Bill WBZ Boston's news radio, Another date on a story We brought you yesterday. Massachusetts State police have identified the man who was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Framingham on Saturday. Police say 57 year old moose stuff of Fathi of Marlboro was driving on route 90 Saturday morning when his car broke down. Thought he got out of the car and was later struck by a tractor trailer driven by a New Jersey man. No charges.