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the baham and a new advisory in the newsroom. >> christa: investigators intensify of search for two new hampshire roommates missing. >> jadiann: the wahlbergs getting together at the family restaurant and mark talking about the big meeting with the pope, good thursday morning -- thompson. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. good news on the track of hurricane joaquin. the storm still a strong category 4 but it appears it will not be a direct hit for anyone in the u.s. bree -- >> chris: it's nasty across southern new england. we don't have as much heavy rain gear.
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into the city will have wet roads, 23, 95. north of town out of new hampshire, on and off intermittent sprinkles, pockets of drizzle and mist but most of the steady rain is mass pike south. that's the theme for the day. we hold on to the steadiest rain across southeast mass. metro boston in and out of the rain through the day. the amount of rainfall on the way, most towns a half inch of rain or less. as we look south of town, we're talking about rainfall amounts a little bit more on the order of about an inch to an inch and a half of rain. the wind will be a concern right now out of the northeast 30 miles an hour. that will set up pockets of minor coastal flooding at the afternoon high tide. that is all because of stationary front and high pressure system. cold and raw with light rain. temps in the 50s.
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for more on the hurricane brie joining us. >> you can see that cat 4 powerhouse storm in the bahamas but luckily for us, better news as the later forecast tracks have become available to us overnight last night and through the day today. as we move through the official national hurricane forecast track, you can see the storm remains a major hurricane, cat 3 or higher, throughout tomorrow and into early morning sunday. then it does start to lose some of its impact as it gets closer to the southeast of nantucket, which we expect, again, to stay out to sea. line. for us, good news for the weekend but we take a closer look at the damage in the islands coming up. >> christa: "fast track traffic." commute. right. we have a challenge in worcester, tractor-trailer trash route 290 webb.
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only a slight delay right now. we'll watch that situation in westbound. the highways are wet and damp but the ride is good. no delays on the t. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. a college campus dealing with an unspeakable act of violence this morning. dozens turning out for a vigil after a mass shooting at a community college in roseburg, oregon south of portland. speaking in a news conference the sheriff says nine people were killed, another seven injured when a gunman opened fire in a classroom. witnesses are describing a frightening and chaotic scene. overnight investigators searched the gunman's home. >> jadiann: the father of the reporters. latest. >> reporter: the victims were found in at least two with classrooms on campus, the gunman asked their religious and specifically targeted the ones that responded they were
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christians. hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in roseburg, oregon thursday night hours after a terrifying scene on the campus of umpqua community college. >> my teacher came running into the room in a panic. >> this has been a long, sad, tragic day. >> the 26-year-old shooter identified as chris harper mercer killed nine people. many victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds. officers searched and apartment connected to mercer. speaking out side his home, the shooter's father says he's horrified. >> i'm shocked that -- i'm before talking to the police and fbi, obviously it's a devastating day. devastating for me and my family. >> the victims were targeted based on their religious. >> he was able to stand there and start asking people one by
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are you a christian, he would ask them. if you're a christian, stand up. good. because you're a christian, you're going to see god in about one second and he shot and killed them. >> the gunman died after exchanging gunfire with officers. the douglas county sheriff refuses to use his name. >> i will not give help me the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific, cowardly act. >> the shooter had numerous weapons, including handguns and a rifle. the 26-year-old posted threats on line prior to thursday's shooting. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: we're following breaking news from overnight. we know six american airmen are among 11 people dead after a u.s. military plane crash.
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the taliban claims they shot the plane down but officials say that's not true. >> christa: hurricane joaquin battering the central bahamas with torrential rains and winds. the prime minister is ordering some people to evacuate to shelters. let's go to bri eggers. in the u.s., forecasts show it's unlikely for hurricane joaquin to directly impact the u.s. but in the bahamas, the category 4 storm with winds 130 miles an hour battering the bahama islands with torrential rains and flooding. roads are under water with waters reaching the windows of some homes. there have been no reports of casualties but the damage has been extensive. the bahamaian prime minister
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mandated evacuation after some refused to move to shelters. joaquin has reached peak intensity and will start a north-northeast track. that's good because it makes it look like the forecast track of joaquin, outed to sea. the mid-atlantic states still expecting significant flooding this weekend. in the newsroom, bri eggers, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: we're learning new details in the death of a 2-year-old from auburn. the department of children and families failed to properly evaluate the qualifications of a foster mother. jennifer eagan is at the statehouse with more. >> reporter: good morning, the governor says the case was a breakdown in the system and listed several fair user, colleague one from the beginning. two-year-old avalena cox appears to have died from heatstroke, one of the findings of a state review of her death. >> the failures outlined by this report are unacceptable. >> governor charlie baker says
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the failures include the approval of the foster mother's license to take children into her home in the first place. check. >> the licenses process was deficient enabling the foster parent to care for children in an environment that did not meet stability. >> the review found there wasn't enough space in the apartment and too many children were in her care. the foster mother's health was not assessed and dcf workers made only half the visits the first six months after the woman received her license. the report states avalena was neglected and her condition when she died was consistent with being left unattended in a room or vehicle with excessive temperature. change. >> this administration is committed to addressing each and every issue when the department that is necessary to keep children safe.
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>> reporter: a 22-month-old foster child also at the home was rushed to the hospital that same day in august. she is now in stable condition. no criminal charges have been filed in this case. live outside the statehouse, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: manchester, new hampshire police are looking for a missing woman and her roommate. 57-year-old sue hutchinson was last seen at her apartment two weeks ago. her car, meantimes, was found a few blocks away from her apartment and her roommate, 36-year-old stephen andretti was last seen driving a silver bmw. together. two men behind bars after a crash in fall river that damaged not one but two police vehicles. let's go out live to fall river with the story. here's victoria warren. >> reporter: good morning. it was a wild ride and it sent a state trooper to the hospital. in the end, it damaged several
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so fall river police were able to arrest the driver, carlos valdez and passengers 21-year-old alberto de la cruz, charged with heroin charges and resisting arrest. valdez was charged with hurting the trooper. state troopers and fall river police officers with the gang task force spotted the car driving erratically. when the cruiser put the blue lights on, the suspects backed into the cruiser, rammed a parked car then slammed back into the cruiser. the impact sent the trooper, who was outside, flying into the air. the suspects also hit three other parked cars then crashed head on into a marked police transport van with its lights on. police say they found heroin inside the car and also thrown from the car, so that's where the drug charges stem from. injured. as for the state trooper, he was brought to the hospital where he
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was treated and released. live this morning in fall river, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: 5:10. we have more news ahead on your friday morning, including a false alarm in convince. what police say a worker at adams national his forcal park used to threaten someone. >> the clues leading boston police to the man they believe killed a tufts university student. >> christa: mark wahlberg talking about his meeting with pope francis as his family opens up about a new restaurant. >> jeremy: you need the rain gear again. patchy light rain metro boston, steady rain on the cape and the islands. blustery, chilly, raw. october. this morning, low low 50s, this afternoon low to mid 50s. >> rich: we have rain today. easy traffic but there's a crash on route 290 in worcester, a tractor-trailer.
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our weekend's looking a little different than originally we thought with this hurricane. >> jadiann: that's right. the path looks like it's going away from the eastern seaboard more than they thought. what's going on now. >> jeremy: the good news on friday morning, we have a major hurricane in the bahamas. this is devastating for those folks there. i'm sure a lot of us, including there. in any event this is going to move north and then eventually start to move northeast. right now it is moving northwest. yesterday morning it was drifting southwest. now it's starting that bend, a turn to the north where the jet it. the concern this week was the jet stream would capture it so
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quickly it would yank it towards the eastern seaboard. the thinking, like yesterday morning, is the trend has been to the east. that's where we are this morning. bri was detailing the track. the red line is east of new england. there's a cone of uncertainty the left. if that were to happen, maybe you would have a glancing blow to the islands but, again, that's like a 10% chance that that would happen. notice this side of the cone of uncertainty, it could be even farther east working toward tuesday of next week. notice as we show you the spaghetti plot, the computer models, the lines are starting to come together. there are one or two solutions that have it near the eastern seaboard but more do not versus along the coast. we're starting to gain confidence the track will stay offshore. a more immediate concern a cold, raw, nasty day.
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if you didn't have any weather knowledge and didn't have access to a satellite or meteorologist, you would think this is a nor'easter today and we have a cold northeast wind, steady rain all do i long. even heavy rain on the cape and the islands but it's actually a front, the same front that came through on wednesday, it stalled out. it's not going to move. the front will generate periods of rain. most of the rain south of the mass pike but we'll see on and off rain move into boston and at times, the merrimack valley but it will not be a repeat of wednesday where a lot of cities and towns got 3-4 inches of rain. it's going to rain if boston a third of an inch. lighter to the north and more on the cape. nantucket, 2 inches of rain by the time the evening comes to an end. the front is not moving. that working with high pressure is setting up the northeasterly wind with winds gusting between 25 and 30 miles an hour so there's a wind advisory south
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winds gusting 25-50 miles an hour and that northeasterly wind combining with the leftover astronautcal high tides from the supermoon leads to minor coastal flooding at 3:00 high tide. boston right now 52. bedford 48. those numbers won't change much. for the weekend, even though we're no longer concerned about joaquin, this front doesn't go anywhere so the weather we have is with us. a few isolated showers tomorrow, lower 50s. sunday, cloudy skies. sunday lookses like the drier of the two days, which is good. we have 5k row races, half marathon and our making strides against breast cancer walk at the hatch. temperatures sunday morning in boston, low 50s. >> jadiann: it's chilly out. mark wahlberg dishing details on his visit with the pope as his
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brother opens a new restaurant. the actor met the pope in philadelphia but kept the details under wraps until now. nicole oliverio is live with the story for us. >> reporter: not only was he talking about the new restaurant here in fenway but also talking about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and speak with pope francis. fenway welcoming a new kid to the block as crowds swarmed the opening of the wahlberg's restaurant. his mother, brother paul and singer donny but mark dished on the details of his meeting with pope francis. >> it was very, very special. he's an amazing man, doing a lot of great things. >> being from dorchester the wall burgs areburging talked about the importance of church. house. we liked to ditch church now and
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again but hopefully mark repented. >> wahlberg wears this rosary which the pope blessed and says that moment at the end with the holy father will be one he cherishes. >> oddly enough, he asked me to pray for him but he's a man with a lot of responsibilities so he's always in my thoughts and prayers. >> and mark wahlberg saying he hopes to be able to work with pope francis again in the future. he is focused on a lot of important issues. his interest is with human trafficking. live from fenway, if i nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: up next on 7news, adding another award to his collection. how the league is honoring tom brady's performance. >> christa: donald trump like you have never seen before. the epic photoshop picture of
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coming into boston. most rain south of town but this band of rain will pivot north into the city. so i think we'll have on and off light rain much of the day. school bell forecast, kids need rain gear. not like summer rain gear, it's cold and raw. indoor recess likely. in new hampshire, they may have clouds and outdoor recess. when school lets out, patches of light rain, chilly, raw, windy at the coastline. good morning, the bruins set to drop the puck on a new season thursday night and looking a lot different than last year's team. ed the first to miss the playoffs in eight seasons. claude julien may be under pressure but cam neely does not agree with the talk about his head coach being on the hot seat. >> but a lot of things happen through the course of the year. it's not necessarily just on the coach. you know, it's unfair. i know why certain things are
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said at times but it's really unfair to start the season where it's out there where the coach could be on the hot seat. >> tom brady named the afc offense player the month for the eighth time. completed 72.2% of passes. 9 touchdowns and zero interceptions. stephen gostkowski named the special teams player of the month as well. red sox trying to keep the yankees from saver oring another trip to the playoffs. down 2-1, greg byrd lifts a solo shot to right. yankees take it 4-1. clinching a playoff berth with the 10,000th win in franchise history. fairly -- john farrell will return for a fourth season according to espn. >> jadiann: next, hundreds of
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thousands of dishwashers being recalled. why they could catch on fire. >> christa: cracking a cold case, how boston police were able to connect a man to the killing of a woman more than two decades ago. >> jadiann: what president obama is urging all americans to do in
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wouldn't that be nice >> jadiann: right now at 5:30. president obama voicing anger over the mass shooting in oregon. what he says the country could do to prevent gun violence. >> christa: how boston police were finally able to crack a cold case 23-year-old after a tufts university graduate was found dead in her bedroom. >> jadiann: sight saving surgery for two kittens found on the side of the road in dorchester. >> christa: so sweet.
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it's freezing, i know we had an extended summer and now it's a shock to the system and feels like november. >> jadiann: j.r., it feels like a snap of the fingers and bam, with the cold and rain and -- >> jeremy: maybe we did. we just snapped our fingers. we have that power, jadiann. some would lend you to believe that. boston 52. bedford 48, jaffrey 46. what is working against us is the moisture and wind and rain in the air. we're going to have a rainy commute. patchy light rain north and west of town. steady rain this morning is south of town. if your commute is along the south shore into boston, north into the city, steadier rain. north of town we're talking about a lot of clouds and sprinkles but we'll have patches of light rain through the day. steady on the cape and the islands. windy at the coastline. temps don't move much. low to mid 50s. if you're saying what about joaquin?
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the track has shifted farther to the east since last evening. notice the red line over the fishies. that's a tough go for them. for us in new england, joaquin is a nonfactor. the weekend forecast, more about that in 15 minutes. >> christa: let's hope the commute isn't like wednesday when it was so rainy. >> rich: that was nasty wednesday. far from that now. good morning, we're live on the expressway. that whole south shore ride is good. the expressway by the gas tank is usually stopping and starting but it's not. 93, the turnpike, 495, 128, all in good shape. downtown looks good. a minor slowdown, minor on the orange line. i won't bring it up. other than that, it's a slight delay. we had a truck crash in worcester last night at 6:00. there's a slight delay on route 290 west by hope avenue. the t is okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you. we're following more breaking
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eleven people are dead after a u.s. military plane crashes in afghanistan. six of the dead are u.s. service members and five were civilian contractors working with nato. the cause is being investigated though a u.s. official claims there was no indication of hostile fire. the auburn toddler who died in foster care appears to have suffered a heatstroke. that was the finding in the investigation into avalena conway-coxon's death. the report puts the blame on the department of children and families. there were a number of red flags that should have been kept dcf from approving the foster mother. >> christa: a vigil after a mass shooting at a community college in roseburg, oregon, about three hours south of portland. the death toll this morning stands at nine. at least seven others injured. the gunman was a 26-year-old man who went into at least two
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victims state their religion. also, in an emotional yet exhausted plea to the country, the president called for americans to press lawmakers for stricter gun regulation. let's go to nancy chen. the president seemed visibly frustrated. >> he did. president obama -- [ audio trouble ] mass shooting. this picture here shows president obama in the white house as he watched the news coverage of the shooting. he later addressed the media, clear angry about what happened in oregon attacking anyone who does not believe in the need for increased gun control. >> this is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in america. i hope and pray that i don't
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during my tenure as president to offer my condolences to families in these circumstances. but based on my experience as that. >> reporter: opponents of increased gun control say no amount of legislation could have prevented the tragedy in roseburg, the latest shooting brings the total number of mass shootings in the united states to 294 in 274 days. that number defines a mass shooting as an incident with at least four people killed or injured by gunfire. in total 380 people have been killed in shootings and more than 1,000 wounded. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: the boston police department says it has cracked a cold case murder that has been investigated for more than a quarter century. lena bruce evidence found dead in her home in july of 1992. despite an intensive
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officials announced thursday dna evidence linked a current inmate to the crime. the 42-year-old man is behind bars on an unrelated conviction. >> it brings a lot of satisfaction to the men and women of this department and proves to the families out there who we have not solved their loved ones' case, we're working to bring to conclusion the unsolved homicide deaths that impacted their lives. >> officials hope cracking the case will prompt anyone with information about an unsolved homicide will share it with investigators. >> christa: u.s. attorney general loretta lynch will give a oweddoid speech. crisis is part of the measure and patients would be given a list of alternative pain medications and could afuse opioid. public schools would be required
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to ask if students are at risk of substance abuse. >> a woman from suffolk county has become the second person in nile virus this year. the woman in her 90s was hospitalized with severe symptoms from the mosquito born virus. the level was high before her death. two kittens found on the side of the road in dorchester getting a second chance at life. the mspca discovered the kittens in a drainage pipe, born without eyelids. if left untreated it leads to blindness but thanks to the angell medical center the kittens will undergo a surgery to fix that problem. >> christa: just ahead, an explosive threat. a quincy man arrested, accused of threatening another worker. police say no one was in danger. >> jadiann: a new study may hold the secret to getting kids to eat their veggies. >> christa: donald trump like
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you've never seen him. the photo shopped image showing the presidential hopeful with a different sort of hairstyle coming up. >> jeremy: we're tracking rain. patchy light rain around the metro, steady rain through the south shore working north into boston. you need the rain gear today. chilly, raw, 50s all day. >> rich: friday morning volume is usually lighter than other days. we'll see what happens. i'm getting word of another problem on 93 in andover. we check it all for you right
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with periods of light rain, drizzle around the metro boston. 52 right now. bedford 48. radar showing most of the rain, steadier rain along the south, south coast and cape where it hangs out much of the morning. it wavers back and forth into metro boston and worcester hills. rain gear a good idea. nothing like wednesday morning, not another four inches of rain but on and off light rain the entire day. southern new hampshire may stay dry much of the day. windy at the coastline. temps in the 50s. >> christa: donald trump is known for his comeover hairstyle but he's rocking a new look. j.r., you have man bun in your forecast for hair forecast. look at donald trump. this has gone viral and he's got so -- [ laughter ] republican presidential frontrunner earlier this week
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after he bashed his rival marco rubio for his stance or illegal immigration. >> jadiann: i love it, to be honest. anything's better than that. >> jeremy: it really is. a squirrel's nest right now. >> jadiann: all right. thing. some big names have teamed up to month. actor hugh jackman, toni richardson, mario better tally and richard branson are embassadors for polished men. a campaign to raise money to fight violence against children. they want men to paint a fingernail between now and october 18 and post a picture on facebook or instagram and use the hash tag, polished man. >> you're pregnant. >> and it's a boy. [ crying ] >> oh, i love this. is he crying? oh my goodness. a dinner surprise of a lifetime for that about it guy in virginia.
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progresso. you know what? so happy it's friday after the nightmare commute on wednesday. it's chilly to start as we take a live look at the traffic on the braintree split. notice how dark it is but we're not going to get a hurricane
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direct hit. there's the good news. >> jadiann: silver lining. everything you need to know and go first. let's get over to j.r. and talk about the morning weather and the hurricane. >> jeremy: this is a category 4 storm. a power hours hurricane with winds 130 miles an hour. northwest at 3 miles an hour. yesterday moving southwest, now rounding the bend and once it moves north, we will anticipate with -- we'll just watch with great anticipation as it makes a northeasterly turn, critical for us. the thinking from the hurricane center and computer models continuing the eastward trend. could do wobbling between now and early next week but gaining more and more confidence that this is a nonplayer in your plans for the weekend and next week. what is a player is stationary front. it's going to do just that, not much move. on and off light rain. you have rain on the south shore and south coast.
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pockets of light rain and drizzle and a burst of steady rain in the afternoon, even metro boston and worcester hills. that probably will try to work into the merrimack valley but this is not a repeat of wednesday. i don't think this weather system, which is the same one as wednesday, is as powerful as it was on wednesday. so we're going to have more rain but not four inches. boston a third of an inch of rain. there will be upwards of an inch to two ihes of rain on the cape and the islands from that front. this front and this area of high pressure setting up a northeast wind. when you're outside, you're going to think wow, is this a nor'easter? , no it's high pressure and that front working to set up a chilly northeasterly wind. a wind advisory on the cape and the islands. 25 to 50 miles an hour on the cape this afternoon and overnight. pockets of minor coastal flooding with astronomical high tides. these are maps i would show if
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can get conditions set up it's happening today. 40s and 50s. cold and raw. the weekend features leftover showers tomorrow. sunday a lot of clouds but a great day for picking apples in the orchards this weekend. get after it. >> jadiann: let's get after the traffic with rich kirkland. >> rich: good morning, we are live on the expressway. slowing down a little bit but not much at all. getting on the expressway, you saw the live shot in braintree. that's pretty good. things are pretty good south of town and the northeast section, pretty good too. 93, there's a slowdown on -- developing on route 93 south at 495. i thought it was a crash, appears to be a minor glitch in the backup so no headaches on 93 downtown and there we are live and in color in boston. the t says doing okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. it's now 5:48. developing this morning, seven students are in the hospital after a mass shooting at a
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>> flags are flying at half staff to honor the nine others killed when a gunman opened fire. nancy chen at the news desk with the latest. >> reporter: thursday was the fourths day of classes at umpqua community college. hours after the shooting hundreds gathered for a vigil at stewart park, eight miles from the campus. the college's president spoke during the event saying people in the community can rise above the pain. police in roseburg say 26-year-old chris harper mercer killed nine people and injured seven others on thursday. the gunman died after exchanging gunfire with responding officers. so far investigators have not said anything about a possible motive but witnesses say the gunman targeted people who identified themselves as christians. >> i probably heard about a good 35, 40 shots. we called 911 and called our parents, our loved ones, saying i love you and we didn't know
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those were our last words. >> i was terrified. i've never been more terrified for my life. >> police say four guns believed to be owned by the shooter were found at the school. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: the vatican says pope francis is meeting with kim davis doesn't mean he supports the kentucky clerk's decision not to issue same-sex marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs. the vatican released a statement to clear up confusion saying the pope met with many people during his trip because of his kindness and availability. >> officers? somersworth, new hampshire issued nearing 100 tickets to crack down on people texting according to the police department there, this man is an undercover officer. he stood by the road holding a sign reading repent, the end is near and look for drivers using their phones during a five day sting.
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pretty clever. >> jadiann: a plainville man faces charges for allegedly threatening a coworker with what appeared to be a landmine. bruce beck pleaded not guilty in court yesterday. the 45-year-old works as a groundskeeper. he got into an argument with a coworker this week and brought a training device to work that looked like a landmine. investigators found a similar device at beck's home. he also had a booby-trapped shed in the backyard. massport says it will not try to prevent the planned indycar race in the seaport district but the agency won't have to pay for the grand prix in boston. indycar race organizers denied reports they asked massport for money saying they don't need financial assistance to make the changes to the roads in the city. >> christa: new details in the bill cosby sex scandal. prosecutors in l.a. are working
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to make a potential case against the comedian. >> jadiann: they're deciding whether to cause bill cosby for in 2008. the victim says she was drugged by cosby at the playboy mansion and woke up to him inappropriately touching her. police turned over evidence for a possible criminal case. the suspect in a series of highway shootings in phoenix pleaded not guilty. investigators were able to tie the suspect to four of the 11 shootings in august and september. the 21-year-old could face 20 to 30 years for each of the shootings if convicted. the only injury was to a 13-year-old girl whose ear got cut by glass when the bullet hit the glass of the car she was in. >> christa: hay bales go up in flames at a farm in minnesota. crews spent most of the day
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hay bales can response -- spontaneously combust. >> jadiann: a bull on the run in pennsylvania. the animal put up quite a fight but police were able to get ahold of him and, wow, took him home safely. who knows why the bull crossed the road. 7news turning to recalls to tell you about. more than 150,000 dishwashers are being recalled in the u.s. and canada because their power cords can overheat causing a fire hazard. bosch, da know, ken more, elite and therm adore dishwashers. five fires damaged homes. >> christa: da villagey baby reports mattress support brackets breaking. 12,000 cribs were recalled in july and it's now expanded to include 6,000 more.
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we posted full details on boast both recalls on whdh.com. >> jadiann: u.s. and international police are investigating a data breach as officials say a hacker has stolen information from 15 million t-mobile customers. t-mobile announced the breach affects people who applied for credit and includes names, addresses and birth dates. it occurred at ex peer on. staples will be closed thanksgiving day. they've been open on thanksgiving the past two years but company executives wants their employees to have a chance to spend the day with relatives and friends. staples stores will open 6:00 a.m. on black friday. >> christa: now to 7 health cast. if you suffer from migraines, anyone -- janette tic deathsing could get to the root of the headaches. a cheek swab could help. in a study with 34 patients
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a study may hold the secret to getting kids to eat veggies. researchers at texas a&m looking at foods thrown away by thousands of school children noticing they consumed fewer vegetables when paired with burgers or chicken nuggets. experts say schools should consider offering less desirable entre es from time to time just to get kids to eat more veggies, then the whole plate goes in the garbage. >> jadiann: speaking of eating, mayor marty walsh showing off his cooking skills for charity. the idea behind the annual men in boston cook for women's health is to combat issues such as breast cancer. and there's kris anderson from 7news. he looks serious. >> christa: did you see him during his cooking segment.
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yeah, he was -- he's not joe amorosino, let's be clear. joe amorosino is like chef quality but -- >> jeremy: that's another level. >> christa: but he did okay. so did you. >> jeremy: betty crocker, back of the box. what do i do with this egg? pockets of drizzle, steady rain on the south shore, on and off rain through the day. >> jadiann: stay wit i have this recurring dream
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joaquin. this morning a shift in the hurricane's path and it's good news for new england. >> jadiann: sadness and anger after a gunman opens fire in a classroom. because you're a christian,
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you're going to see god in just about one second. >> terrifying stories from survivors of the campus massacre. new overnight, hear from the suspect's father. >> christa: dcf facing new criticism. changes coming after a scathing report on the child's death. >> jadiann: in boston and dishing on his meet and greet with pope francis, mark wahlberg reveals the pope's private message to him. >> christa: 6:00 a.m. on this october 2nd. you're looking live in fall river. the rain is coming down. it is a wet day. windy one as well. the rain could complicate your morning commute. >> that's right. good news regarding hurricane joaquin. it will not be a direct hit for the united states. the dangerous storm is battering the bahamas. >> bri eggers will have more on the track in a moment. first let's talk to j.r. about the soggy, cold morning. >> jeremy: cold rain. it feels more like november. doppler radar showing bands of
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rain focused south of boston. but these have been wavering back and forth. we had a band of rain come through the city 4:00, 4:30 but it shifted south. more rain through connecticut will shift north. the morning commute, on and off rain. not a repeat of wednesday morning but you need the rain gear. unlike wednesday when it was in the 70s make sure the rain gear can fight off cold, chilly conditions and a stiff wind from the northeast with winds 20-30 miles an hour. we'll have the rain on and off through the day. the northeast wind combining with astronomical high tide means another round of minor coastal flooding mid afternoon high tide. temperatures don't move much. low 50s this morning, mid 50s this afternoon and this evening. for more on hurricane joaquin, eggs he. >> the i don't tell look on
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as we look at where the cat 4 storm is right now, ripping through the bahamas. expected to stay there through much of today. you can see it's not moving quickly but it has started that northward movement. northwest at 3 miles an hour. again, still a cat 4 expected to remain a major hurricane, cat 3 or higher through probably early sunday morning. then we start to see losing intensity and the forecast track, the official forecast track from the national hurricane center is falling more in line with the rest of the forecast models and taking the storm out to sea. the cone of uncertainty has narrowed and that means it can willing between the lines but a glancing blow very low chance of that. even for the cape and the islands. but we'll continue to keep a close eye on it. we're going to take a closer look at the damage done in the bahamian islands in a few minutes. >> jadiann: let's talk about our morning commute as we start the 6:00 hour. >> rich: it's pretty good except here.
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word of a crash in methuen on 93 southbound by river road just coming in. not serious, no big backup yet but it's a crash on route 93 southbound. the expressway looks bad here but it's not that bad. the south shore ride pretty good. no delays on the turnpike or route 128 and 495 is good to too. big deal at all. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. now to disturbing details in that oregon campus shooting. >> in roseburg a community south of portland, the community coming together for a candlelight vigil for the nine community college. >> jadiann: this morning we're learning more about the victims and hearing from survivors. students are talking about the troubling questions the gunman asked before opening fire. >> we're also hearing from the suspect's father. let's go to nancy chen with all
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this new information for us. >> reporter: the victims were found in at least two classrooms on the college campus. witnesses say the gunman asked the students their religious and then specifically targeted the ones who responded they were christians. hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in roseburg, oregon thursday night. hours after a terrifying scene unfolded on the campus of umpqua community college as a gunman opened fire. >> my teacher came hundreding into the room in a very big panic. >> this has been a long, sad, tragic day. >> the 26-year-old shooter identified as chris harper mercer killed nine people. injured. many of the victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds. last night several officers searched an apartment connected to mercer. speaking outside his california home thursday night the shooter's father says he's horrified by what happened. today.
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police and fbi. obviously it's been a devastating day. devastating for me and my family. >> the victims from targeted based on their religion. >> he was able to stand and start asking people one by one what their religion was. are you a christian, he would ask. if you're a christian, stand up. they would stand up and he said good, if you're a christian you're going to see god in a second. the gunman died after exchanging gunfire with officers. the douglas county sheriff refuses to use his name. >> i will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act. >> the shooter had multiple weapons including handguns and a rifle. cnn reports the 26-year-old posted threats on line prior to thursday's shooting. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: coming up, you'll
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hear more from a frustrated mass shooting. what he says the country needs to do to prevent gun violence. >> jadiann: breaking news from overnight. we know six american airmen are among 11 dead after a u.s. afghanistan. the other five victims were civilian contractors working with nato. the taliban claims they shot the plane down but u.s. officials say there's not true. >> christa: governor charlie baker acknowledging a foster care failure in the death of a two-year-old. the department of children and families failed to properly evaluated the qualifications of a foster mother. jennifer eagan is at the statehouse this morning. >> reporter: the governor said this case was a breakdown in the system. he listed several failures including one right at the very beginning. two-year-old avalena conway-coxon appears to have died from heatstroke.
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a state review of the auburn foster child's death. >> the failures outlined by this report are unacceptable. >> governor charlie baker says the failures include the approval of the foster mother's license to take children in in the first place. >> the licensing process was deficient, enabling the foster parent to care for children in an environment that does not meet standards for safety and stability. >> the review found there wasn't enough space in the apartment for the children in the home and too many children were in her care. the foster mother's health department was not assessed and dcf workers made only half the home visits required the first six months after the foster mother received her license. avalena was neglected and her condition was consistent with being, quote, left unattended in temperature. the governor is demanding change. >> this administration is
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every issue within the department that is necessary to keep children safe. >> reporter: another 22-month-old foster child staying at the home was rushed to the hospital that day back in august. she is in stable condition. no criminal charges have been filed in this case. live outside the statehouse, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: new this morning, a bold attack on police. two men allegedly ramming their car in to police vehicles. victoria warren is live in fall river with the story for us. >> reporter: good morning. it was a wild ride that also injured a state trooper. and then there were several cars and police vehicles that got damaged. this all happened yesterday in fall river. police able to arrest two suspects. the suspects identified as the driver, 31-year-old carlos valdez and passenger 21-year-old dalacruz.
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valdez faces charges connected to hurting the trooper. troopers and fall river police officers with the gang task force spotted the car driving erratically. when the cruiser put blue lights on, the suspects backed into the cruiser then rammed a parked car and slammed back into the cruiser, the impact sending the trooper, who was outside, flying into the air. the suspects also hit three other parked cars and crashed head on into a marked police transport van with its lights on. police say they found heroin in the suspect's car and heroin that had been thrown from the car. that's where the drug charges stem from. there's no word if the suspects were injured but as for the state trooper, he did go to the hospital but he was treated and released. he's expected to be okay. live in fall river, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: let's get back to the track of hurricane joaquin. this is a view of this powerful category 4 storm from space.
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it's battering the bahamas right now. let's go to bri eggers with more on the damage being done there. >> reporter: a valid point made on social media. let's not forget where the storm is now. even though in the u.s. forecasters show it's unlikely hurricane joaquin will directly impact us but look what's happening in the bahamas. the category 4 storm with maximum wind speeds still 130 miles an hour is battering the bahamian islands with heavy winds, torrential rain causing significant flooding. the roads are completely under water, even floodwaters reaching the windows of the homes there. so far the good news, there have been no reports of casualties but the damage has been extensive. the bahamian prime minister mandated evacuations, joaquin has reached peak intensity and
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will start a north-northeast track today. while the forecast track of joaquin is out to sea, the mid-atlantic states still expecting significant flooding this weekend. than independent from hurricane joaquin. we'll keep a close eye on that. bri eggers, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: still ahead, big plans for an indycar race in boston hitting a bump in the road. >> jadiann: dunkin' donuts closing stores? what's the reason behind the shutdowns. >> reporter: we're live in boston. a new restaurant opens with a famous local family. we're talking about mark wahlberg and his meeting with pope francis. >> jeremy: notice no rain in boston. patchy light rain south of town. pockets of light rain and drizzle in and out of boston. rain gear a good idea. cool and raw. temperatures now low 50s. this afternoon only low to mid 50s. >> rich: we are live in braintree right now. traffic heads for the expressway. getting reports of a crash and
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>> jeremy: good morning,. >> christa: good morning, it's friday. that's the good news. 6:15 is your time. it's dreary, it's dark as we look at downtown boston. windy and wet. at least we're not going to get a direct hit from a hurricane. >> jadiann: that's the silver >> jeremy: quite chilly and raw, especially with the rain. hurricane joaquin. obviously he gathers the attention because we have a
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a category 4 storm drifting northwest at 3 miles an hour. eventually, the next 6 to 10 hours is goes from a northwest direction to a north and northeast direction. that's huge for the eastern seaboard. notice the red line much farther away from the east coast of the united states. notice how the cone of uncertainty is tightening up. that's giving us and then we relay that to you confidence that that forecast is going to stay there. it may do a little wobbling but at this time not anticipating the effect of your weather. a front is stuck along the south coast generating rain south shore and cape. rainy all day long. boston, it's trickier. when i came to work it was raining but that rain band faded so i think what happens is that band of rain will waver back and forth like an out-of-control garden hose. we'll have bands of light rain
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on and off boston, worcester, even the merrimack valley the day. you will have steady rainfall all day. south coast, the cape and the islands and at times it's going to be steady down there. i don't think it's a repeat for anyone like we saw on wednesday. rain. on the cape and the islands, 1-2 inches of rain likely. metro boston, because it's intermittent light rain, probably a third of an inch of rain or less. cold high pressure out of canada trying to move this front away. but the front not going anywhere because of joaquin coming up the coast so that front is stuck between a rock and hard place. in the middle, the squeeze is on. a northeast wind right now, because of the high pressure, around 20 to 30 miles an hour. cold, raw and combining with leftover astronomical high tides from the supermoon will lead to pockets of minor coastal flooding at the 3:00 high tide.
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tomorrow afternoon to be concerned about coastal flooding. temps at this time, low 50s. cold, raw. numbers won't much move. 51-56. rain gear today, make sure it with stands the raw feel. football games, in and out of light rain. georgetown sprinkles and mist. near 50 for all of the games. light rain, coastal wind. the wind is because of high pressure working against new england. for your weekend, tomorrow a lot of clouds. chilly, raw feel. a few isolated showers tomorrow but not like today. low 50s. sunday the drier of the two days. marathons. we're okay on sunday. a lot of clouds. cool and raw. for apple picking, isolated orchards. sunday the day to pick apples. 7on7 forecast, the pink ribbon is our making strides against breast cancer walk at the hatch.
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hope to see you there. we'll have clouds but we're not anticipating rain in boston >> christa: thank you. let's get a check of traffic. wet roads out there. here's rich kirkland. >> rich: we're live on the turnpike on the westbound side in weston. we have at least one car off the roadway and sky 7 is searching. that's the third car i've seen on the highway. this is the westbound side in weston on the turnpike. it's causing a slight delay on the eastbound side where heavy traffic is. more blue lights. morning. we have two or three cars off the roadway turnpike westbound. we'll keep it here and talk about the only other issue on 93 by river road in methuen. a crash causing a backup. other than that, we're okay. the t is too. no special delays at all. rich kirkland, "7 news today in >> jadiann: thanks, mark wahlberg dishing details on his
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first time as his family opens a new wahlbergers. >> christa: he has kept the details of the meeting under wraps until now. here's nicole oliverio in boston with more on what he said to say. >> reporter: not only was mark wahlberg excited about opening a new restaurant near fenway park but he also talked about meeting the pope, calling it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. fenway welcoming a new kid to the block as crowds swarmed the opening of the new wahlberger's restaurant. mark wahlberg was there with his mother and brothers paul and singer donnie. >> it's amazing. this a is an iconic area. >> mark dished on the details of meeting pope bope. >> it was very special. he's an amazing man doing a lot of great things. >> being from dorchester they talked about the importance of church growing up. >> she just wanted you thous of the house. there was nine kids in the
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house, you send them out whenever you can. we liked to ditch church now and again. hopefully mark repented. >> wahlberg wears this rosary, which the pope blessed and says that moment at the end with the holy father will be one he cherishes. >> he asked me to pray for him but he's a man with a lot of responsible so he's always in my thoughts and prayers. >> mark wahlberg saying he would like to work with the pope again in the future, saying he takes up a lot of important issues like human trafficking. live from fenway, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: dunkin' donuts will close 100 stores in the u.s. by the end of the year. all located inside speedway gas stations. the canton based company shares plunged more than 12% on the news. dunkin' donuts plans to open more stores in california very soon. i've read articles about how people who are transplants who
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then move elsewhere and there's not as many dunkin' donuts around. >> jadiann: it's definitely a thing here. i noticed that for sure. where i come from, it's starbucks country but here it's the stepchild of duncans. >> you have to make a pilgrimage. >> i'm learning quickly. still ahead, troubling story, a man accused of threatening coworkers with these explosives. >> christa: apple has a new gadget up its sleeve or maybe on its hand.
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the pats are under defeated. kicker stephen gostkowski also receiving a top honor named afc special teams player of the >> jadiann: we're hearing from the fan who gave tom brady back his 400th career touchdown football. david bohn met with the pats qb at gillette stadium on wednesday. >> he actually thanked me for giving the ball back. accomplishments. being able to congratulate him was great. he's made our winters a lot shorter but watching football in the middle of january and february. >> jadiann: brady signed several items for bohn. the football is on display at the hall at patriot place. i read the fan has been a season ticket holder for decades. if anyone deserves that meeting with tom brady, it's someone like that. >> after the winter we had, i
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like without the super bowl. >> overnight, pope francis addressing his secret meeting with the controversial county clerk, kim davis. what francis said just a short time ago. >> jadiann: boston police making a announcement about cracking a case that baffled them for decades. >> christa: this has been the source of jokes for a long time. of course donald trump's hair.
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>> jadiann: hurricane joaquin moving east. it looks like new england will be spared the brunt of the storm. >> christa: we're learning about the campus massacre in oregon. >> somehow this has become routine. >> president obama demanding action saying enough is enough. >> a troubling arrest in quincy. a man accused of threatening coworkers with explosive. >> a indycar race planned for
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the road. >> jadiann: happy friday morning to you. it looks like hurricane joaquin is not going to impact the east coast and new england. >> christa: this is really good news. as we take a live look at downtown boston, as far as our weather today, raw. it's rainy, cold, a little windy as well. >> jeremy: i think you need the rain gear. it's on standby in boston. light rain at 4:00. still raining south shore, south coast and cape. that's where most of the rain will hang out this morning but i think this band of rain will waver back and forth across metro boston. so rain gear a good idea. unlike wednesday when it was warm and muggy, this is cold and raw. northeast wind 20-30 miles an hour adding a november feel to the morning versus october. the city 51. plymouth 52. bedford at 48. through the day, the numbers don't change with patchy rain and drizzle. temperatures this afternoon and this evening into the 50s.
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this is the big story here but thankfully for us, it does not look like a player in our weather. category 4 storm formidable. major hurricane with winds 130 miles an hour but that red line safely away from the eastern seaboard of the united states. we're gaining confidence that track is about ready to lock in and stay away from new england. >> jadiann: now over to "fast track traffic" and talk about the roads here at 6:30. >> rich: we're live on the turnpike where there's a crash. it started as a car off the roadway but it's a multiple car crash on the turnpike near the weston stays police barracks. the other side is eastbound. that's westbound which the weston state police barracks. we'll keep it here and talk about other situations, 95 north in canton, a crash at route 128. a backup about a mile. methuen, 93 southbound, a crash there. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england."
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>> christa: now a developing story this morning. anger and frustration today after a gunman shootings and kills nine people, wounds several others at a community college in oregon. suspect. >> jadiann: president barack president obama is voicing his frustration with gun violence. nancy chen joins us with his passionate words. >> reporter: president obama says americans have become numb to this tragedy and he insists he'll continue to bring this up every time there's a mass shooting. this picture shows president obama in the white house as he shooting. he later addressed the media, clearly angry about what happened in oregon attacking anyone who does not believe in the need for increased gun control. >> this is a political choice that we make. to allow this to happen every few months in america.
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have to come out again during my tenure as president to offer my condolences to families in these circumstances. but based on my experience as president, i can't guarantee that. >> opponents of increased gun control say no amount of legislation could have prevented the tragedy in roseburg but the latest shooting in oregon does bring the total number of mass shootings in the united states this year to 294 in just 274 days. that number defines a mass shooting as an incident with at least four killed or injured by gunfire. in total 380 people have been killed in those shootings and more than 1,000 wounded. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. also tracking breaking news from overnight. 11 people are dead after a u.s. military plane crashes in afghanistan.
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six of the dead of u.s. service members, five were civilian contractors working with nato. the cause is being investigated, although a u.s. official claims there was no indication of hostile fire. the auburn toddler who died in foster care appears to have suffered from a heatstroke. that's one of the findings in the investigation of avalena conway-coxon's death. the report puts the blame on the families. there were a number of red flags that should have kept dcf from licensing the foster mother to take children into her home. >> a plainville man faces charges for allegedly threatening a coworker with a landmine. bruce beck pleaded not guilty thursday. the 45-year-old works as a groundskeeper at adams historical property. he got into an argument with a coworker and brought a training device to work that looked like a landmine.
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clay more type land -- it's strange. >> in 2011 started working as the maintain man and has been targeted by individuals and bullied, something not reserved only for kids. >> the investigators found a similar device at beck's home. he had a booby-trapped shed in his backyard. >> christa: the boston police department cracked a cold case murder and they've been investigating this for more than a quarter century. lena bruce was found dead in her south end home in july of 1992. despite an intensive investigation, the case remained unsolved. however, officials announced thursday dna evidence linked a inmate in boston to the crime. he's behind bars on an unrelated conviction. >> it brings a lot of satisfaction to the men and women of this department and proves to the families out there who we have not solved their
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loved one's case that we're continuously working so we can bring to conclusion the unsolved homicide that's impacted their life. >> christa: officials hope cracking the case will prompt anyone with information about an unsolved homicide to share it with investigators. >> jadiann: massport says it will not try to prevent the indycar race next labor day weekend but according to the globe, officials want to make sure the agency won't have to pay for the grand prix. race organizers deny reports they asked massport for money. they don't need financial assistance to make changes in the road. >> christa: a search for missing roommates in new hampshire. >> jadiann: donald trump like you've never seen him before.
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we're back at 6:40 with a look at what's trending. donald trump clearly known for his hair. there's a new look making the rounds on line. >> jadiann: it's a donald trump with a man bun. of course -- yeah. the epically photo shopped picture was tweeted by someone
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marriage licenses. what he wants people to know about their meeting. >> christa: we'll have much more on the campus shooting in oregon. students talking about the troubling questions the gunman asked before opening fire. >> reporter: a wild ride in fall river that leaves police cars damaged. two suspects arrested and a trooper rushed to the hospital. we love, love, chocolaty, creamy, with a little something extra. mmm deliciousness. cookies or almonds. yumminess.
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new details on joaquin's track as the storm floods part of the bahamas. >> the father of the man who opened fire on an oregon campus reacts to the killings. >> calls for change at dcf following a new report on a toddler's death. a wild arrest in fall river after two men are accused of smashing in to police vehicles. friday, heading into the weekend. "know and go" "know and time, bri eggers is tracking joaquin. >> jadiann: j.r. is here with a look at our local forecast which is -- we were talking about it, >> jeremy: absolutely. a cold chilly day, more like november. right now boston, radar quiet. the band of rain on the south shore, the south coast, that will kind of waver back and forth through the day. so rain gear a good idea. i don't think you need it all day.
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in new hampshire you may stay dry much of the day. south coast and cape, rain all day. a chilly wind out of northeast. not from any storminess, from high pressure. winds gusting 25-30 miles an hour will combine with astronomical high tides again for the mid afternoon, the 3:00 high tide likely to be pockets of minor coastal flooding. and here it is, that cold, raw feel with upper 40s to the low 50s. the city 51. plymouth 52. worcester hills southern new hampshire, upper 40s. the numbers don't change much. 51-56 with light rain. most towns a third of an inch of rain or less. tomorrow, linger showers but otherwise it dries out. cold, raw, low 50s. sunday, sunshine, upper 50s. the pink ribbon is making strides against breast cancer walk at the hatch. it will be dry sunday morning for the row races. monday, partly sunny skies. thinks improved because joaquin
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moving away. for more on that, bri eggers, your turn. >> we wait for the forecast tracks to come out from the national hurricane center every three hours and it's been getting better and better for us. but you can see that cat 4 storm still ripping through the bahamas and it will continue in that area throughout today as a category 4 storm, expected to remain a major hurricane until we make it to sunday morning. then as you can see, the forecast track out to sea. stick a fork in it, it's done. joaquin away from us and this cone of uncertainty is narrowing from past updates. what that means is the cone of uncertainty a little less uncertain. while it may wobble between here, it will be a miss for us. we'll continue to keep our eye on this is next couple days. >> hurricane joaquin is doing a lot of damage. here's video we have for you, heavy winds and rain causing
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significant flooding. joaquin leaving roads completely under water with floodwaters homes. so far there have been no reports of casualties but the damage has been extensive. the bahamian prime minister had to mandated evacuations because people refused to move to shelters. >> christa: let's go to "fast track traffic." it's a wet morning on the roads. what are you seeing? >> rich: we're at a crash on the turnpike westbound. it's westbound in weston. three cars, some injuries. one truck is off the roadway. the other side is eastbound and that's slowing down for six miles as they take a look at what's going on on the westbound side. we'll keep it here and talk about other situations. in canton, 95 northbound, a three-car crash. woburn, 93 northbound, two cars crash by route 128. the t says okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: let's go to the disturbing details we're getting
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in the oregon campus shooting. survivors are talking about how the gunman asked students about their religion before shooting them. and the community also coming together last night at a candlelight vigil for the nine people who were shot and killed and seven who were injured. also this morning, we're actually hearing from the suspect's father. >> jadiann: overnight police searched the gunman's home. nancy chen joins us now with more. >> reporter: jadiann, thursday was the fourth day of classes at umpqua community college. the victims were found in at least two classrooms. bris in roseburg say 26-year-old chris harper mercer killed nine people and injured seven others. he died after exchanging gunfire with responding officers. witnesses say the gunman targeted people who identified themselves as christians. >> are you a christian, he would ask them. if you're a christian, stand up. they would stand up and he said, good, because you're a christian, you're going to see
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god in just about one second and then he shot and killed them. >> so far investigators have not said anything about a motive but overnight officers searched an apartment connected to the oregon, approximately five miles from the college. but it's not known whether or not he had still been living in there at the time. the shooter's father says he's horrified by the shooting. >> i'm just at shocked as everybody as what happened. i've been talking to the police and the fbi. it's been a devastating day. devastating for me and my family. >> police say four guns believed to be owned by the sure the were found at the school. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: we're following breaking news from overnight. we know six american airmen are among the 11 dead after a u.s. military plane crashed in afghanistan. the other five victims were seven contracts with nato.
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plane down but u.s. officials say there's not true. the vatican commenting for the first time about the pope's meeting with kim days. they say francis's meeting with the kentucky clerk shouldn't be seen as an endorsement of her decision to not issue same-sex marriage licenses. davis said it's against her religious beliefs. the vatican says the meeting happened because of the pope's kindness and availability. >> the death of a two-year-old in auburn. the department of children and families failed to properly evaluate the qualifiations of a foster mother. good morning. the governor outlined several failures in the case including how the foster mother got the license to take in children in the first place. now, the report, which was done by a dcf investigation unit says a doctor concluded 2-year-old avalena conway-coxon appeared to
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have died from heatstroke after being left in a room or vehicle at an an excessive temperature. another 22-month-old child was rushed to the hospital the same day. she's in stable condition. the foster mother had too many children in her care at one time at the auburn apartment. there was not space for the children. the foster mother wasn't proper thely avoided when she applied for a license and after she got one, dcf workers made only half the follow up visits they were supposed to make. >> the failures outlined by the report are unacceptable. the failures will be promptly corrected to ensure the safety of other children in the care of the department. governor says dcf workers are being retrained, including on the policy to approve a parent for a foster home. we're live outside the
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statehouse, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: manchester, new hampshire police are looking for a missing woman and her roommate. police say 57-year-old sue hutchinson was last seen two weeks ago. her car was parked two blocks from the apartment. her roommate was last seen driving a silver bmw. it's not clear if they're together. >> christa: two men are behind bars after a crash in fall river that damaged not one but two police vehicles. let's go to victoria warren in fall river with that story that's new this morning. >> reporter: good morning. christa. wild ride for sure. they not only are accused of damaging vehicles, they're also accused of sending a trooper to the hospital. these two men, they were arrested. the suspects are identified as 31-year-old carlos valdez as the driver and his passenger,
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arrested on heroin charges. valdez faces charges connected to hurting the trooper as they tried to get away. state troopers and fall river police officers with the gang task force spotted the car driving erratically. when the cruiser put its blue lights on, the suspects backed into the cruiser then rammed a parked car and slammed back into the cruiser sending the trooper flying into the air. the suspects hit three other parked cars and crashed head on into a marked police transport van with its lights on. police found heroin in the suspect's car and also heroin thrown from the window. no word if the suspects were injured. as for the state trooper, he did go to the hospital but he's okay. he was treated and released. live in fall river, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you. it's something that shouldn't surprise any football fan. tom brady named the afc offensive player of the month of september.
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record heading into the bye. he's thrown for more than 1100 yards, 9 touchdowns and zero interceptions. a grand opening for the wahlberg family celebrating a new restaurant. >> christa: mark wahlberg opening up about his meeting with pope francis last week. let's go to nicole oliverio. what did he say? >> reporter: well, mark wahlberg calling this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity after he and his family were at fenway opening the new kid on the block, wahlberger's. not only did mark talk about the new franchise but about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of meeting pope francis. mark wahlberg saying the pope blessed a rosary he wears around his neck. donny was on hand joking that coming from a family of nine, his mother always made the children go to church. sometimes they skipped and he joked he hoped mark repented for his family.
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pray for him. but he's man with a lot of responsibility so he's always in my thoughts and prayers. >> reporter: wahlberg saying he would like to work with the pope in the future. he says he takes up a lot of important issues, including human trafficking. live in boston, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. and we're going to get one last check of the weather with jeremy reiner. >> jeremy: tracking more rain. southeast mass, boston it's been in and out of the rain overnight. that's the case for the day. metro boston north, it will be dry weathered to but also pockets of rain. cool and raw all day. winds gusting out of the northeast 20-30 miles an hour. low to middle 50s. lost. morning. drier in the after. days. hurricane joaquin out to sea this weekend but we'll still watch him. >> jadiann: please stay warm and dry. thanks for joining us. >> christa: it's a little windy
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