Worcester Police Officer Dies Trying To Save Drowning Teen; Two Police Officers Wounded And K9 Killed In Braintree; Cam Newton Hand Injury; Hot Weekend Forecast
ANNA MEILER: This is a WBZ news update. I'm Anna Meiler. Our top stories. A Worcester police officer and a 14-year-old boy drowned in Greenhill Pond yesterday afternoon. The officer, 38-year-old Emmanuel Manny Familia, was attempting to save the boy. Police rushed to the pond after 9/11 callers reported three children struggling in the water. Five officers immediately jumped into the pond and were able to rescue two of the children. Officer Familia was a five year veteran of the force and leaves behind a wife and two children.
Two police officers were shot and wounded, and a K-9 named Kit was killed while chasing down a gunman in Braintree. That suspect, identified as 34-year-old Andrew Homen of Brockton, was also killed after police say he ran into the woods following a domestic incident and then ambushed the officers during their pursuit. The shooting remains under investigation.
Patriots quarterback Cam Newton reportedly suffered a slight bone bruise in his right hand during yesterday's OTA session in Foxborough. According to the NFL Network, the injury is not considered serious, but it will likely keep Newton out of practice until training camp begins in July. And now let's get a check of the forecast with meteorologist Jacob Wycoff. It's going to be a hot weekend.
JACOB WYCOFF: Yeah. Definitely a scorcher of a weekend. Starting out with sunshine. We're keeping sunshine in the forecast to start out the day all the way to the end of Sunday. There will be a few ribbons of cloud here or there, but overall, just a sunny stretch ahead. 90 for an afternoon high. You see that sunshine icon there. No rain chances to speak of for the day today. Tomorrow, slightly warmer. Slightly muggier. Make sure you wear that sunscreen as well.
Our heat wave likely goes into the books on Monday, with mid 90s in the forecast, feeling closer to 100 degrees when you factor in that humidity value. And back into the low 90s for Tuesday and Wednesday, finally breaking the pattern as we go into Thursday and Friday. But definitely a warm stretch ahead. Anna, back to you.
ANNA MEILER: All right, Jacob. Thank you. I'm Anna Meiler. This has been a WBZ News update. Have a great day.