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WBZ Evening News Update For April 12, 2021

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Julian Edelman announces he is retiring from the NFL; Manchester, NH police say a suspicious device found near a high school was a hoax; Haverhill schools are still recovering from a ransomware attack last week; Latest forecast.

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DAVID WADE: Thank you for joining us. I'm David Wade with the WBZ News update. Our top stories-- it's the end of an era in Foxborough. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman announcing his retirement from the NFL. Edelman announced his decision on social media today, saying he's hanging up his cleats because of an injury-- a knee injury last year. He added that he believes it's the right decision for himself and for his family, and he's, quote, "honored and so proud to be retiring from the Patriots."

Police in Manchester, New Hampshire are trying to find who planted a device that look like a bomb next to the Central High School. Police say the device was taped up and had wires sticking out of it. The school was still in fully remote learning, which police say was a blessing today because there weren't a lot of people to clear out of the building. The bomb squad detonated the device. Police are now looking for tips that could lead them to the person who did it.

Haverhill High School went fully remote today while tech workers tried to fix problems with the computer system caused by a ransomware attack. The school says that the IT worked right through the weekend on recovery efforts, but hit a snag and couldn't get internet access back. The school set up a number of hotspots in elementary schools to help those who are learning in person, but the high school needed to go fully remote. It's unclear if students are going to be back in school tomorrow.

Let's get a check on the forecast now with Eric Fisher. Eric.

ERIC FISHER: A little gloomy out there for a Monday. Tonight, those low clouds will settle back in. Some patchy drizzle and fog. Overnight lows down near 40. Tomorrow, again, cloudy start. Tough morning to wake up. It will get a little brighter as we head into the afternoon and the evening, so some increasing sun. Little milder as well, and not as much of an onshore wind. Wednesday another day where we start off with some early morning low clouds, but a brighter day. And I think that's going to be the pick of the week to get outside.

So tomorrow expect the morning clouds through lunchtime, the afternoon brightening up a bit and getting a little more comfortable-- well up into the 50s. And then some low 60s are possible for the inland spots. It will be coolest across the Cape. Similar idea for Wednesday, a little more sun and a little bit milder with those 60s away from the immediate waterfront and 50s right at the shore. Looks dry for most of Thursday before an end of the week nor'easter. So David, another storm to watch.

DAVID WADE: All right, thank you so much, Eric. I'm David Wade. This has been a WBZ News update. We thank you for watching. Be safe.

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