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>> jadiann: disturbingetails coming to light surrounding the death of a worcester toddler. what we're learning about the house where the little girl was found unresponsive. >> christa: hillary clinton's campaign set to roll out its first national tv ad today. the issue the presidential hopeful is taking to the airwaves. >> jadiann: why general mills is recalling millions of boxes of cheerios. good morning to you, everyone, i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. cheerios? this is not good news for jeremy reiner. did he hear you say that's your favorite cereal? >> jeremy: it is and i had a bowl last night but i'm still standing. >> jadiann: you're going to be okay. well, i don't know. >> jeremy: the jury is still out but not because of cheerios. boston 49, bedford 38, norwood 35. cold this morning. one of those challenging wardrobe days where you start
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with layers and by lunchtime and this afternoon, outer layers peel away. upper 60s at 2:00, near 70. 7:00, we cool off. boat commutes are dry, loaded with sunshine. >> christa: good news, as far as the traffic goes, rich kirkland is with us. >> rich: good morning. yeah, it's good news here. we're live on route 93, a lot of work happening around and about but not 93. that's wide open all the way downtown. the expressway northbound, they're clearing out a work crew near the o'neill tunnel. that should be cleared soon. they're working inside the ted williams tunnel eastbound causing delays. not much happening on the turnpike. you see that live. overnight work crews on 128 northbound in lexington by route 2a picking up as well. the t says on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: the u.s. coast guard is focused on searching for survivors of that cargo ship
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officials believe the el faro sank after vanishing near the bahamas as hurricane joaquin raged overhead. among the 33 people onboard, two men from massachusetts. coast guard crews discovered a heavily damaged lifeboat and just one body has been pulled from the water. the it's ntsb is sending a crew. >> we're hearing from the wife of one of the missing crew members. victoria warren has more on the two graduates onboard. >> keith griffin and his wife, katie, with her future ahead, they're expecting twins and keith due home from sea next week but now he's missing. he's one of 33 mariners onboard the el faro cargo ship that sank off the bahamas after running into hurricane joaquin. >> these are one of those days that mariners fear. >> griffin is one of two mass maritime graduates on the ship.
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played football for winthrop high school where his coach calls him a leader. >> if anyone can pull out of this, it's keith. >> his wife got an email wednesday saying a storm was coming and he didn't expect to get much sleep. he's the first engineer that maintains the operations. >> his work ethic is incredible up. >> onboard the el faro, another graduate of the academy in bourne, 42-year-old jeffrey mathias from kingston. the coast guard continues searching the ocean. >> cadets are trained very thoroughly in emergency procedures. what do you do in a circumstance of heavy weather? >> reporter: victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: at 5:03. there are disturbing details surrounding the death of a toddler from worcester, including the conditions inside the home where gigi brown was found unresponsive.
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as you see, she's in worcester. a new report says there were apparently several issues in the apartment. >> reporter: christa, that's right. issues the girl's family had complained to the city about. the complaints dated back to the summertime. now, a inspector found the apartment here on wellington street had a bedbug and cockroach infestation. there were loose electrical outlet covers which meant live wires could have been exposed in the home with several children living inside and radiator covers were loose. the apartments are owned by a woman in shrewsbury. a 2-year-old gigi brown died september 28. what caused her death has not been determined. her family said she had had a fever following immunizations. officials told them the girl was likely dead at least four hours before she was found. the investigation into what caused her death continues. we're live in worcester, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in
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new england." >> christa: barnstable police are investigating a crash in court. officers say the driver of a pickup truck went off the roadway and crashed through a fence and a deck before slamming into a home. the house dates back to the mid 1800s and once belonged to a sea captain. the woman in the truck was not hurt. >> jadiann: new details on former mbta general manager beverly scott. president obama is withdrawalling her nomination to the transportation safety board. she was in charge while the agency dealt with several problems. the scott was the one who asked that her name be taken out of consideration because of personal reasons. the stretch of tracks where an amtrak train derailed in vermont was plagued with problems. there were 54 crashes
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since 2006, including 14 derailments. trains will be out of service several days. the vermonter was heading for washington, d.c. when had hit rocks sending an engine and passengers car over an embankment. >> it felt like a bump. next thing we knew w swerved to the left and right and we're going uh-oh. >> saw the car in front of us come up this way. that's the one that went down the ditch. ours ended up on the side. >> four passengers and three crew members were hurt. >> christa: the tropics rainfall in south carolina has finally come to an end but the dangerous flooding continues. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some parts of the state dawes of dam breaks and hundreds of roads and bridges have already been washed out. so far 12 people have now died and shelters are just completely filled with families. despite orders to stay inside, one pastor decided to brave the floods.
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he was trying to retrieve a casket forced out of the ground and floating away. he just wanted to do it out of respect for the person's family. the south carolina governor and national guard urging people not to ignore their warnings. >> we don't want to have to rescue and have you added to this number of fatalities. >> the roads are still unsafe. a lot of them undermined by the flooding. >> today classes will be canceled for more than 30,000 students at the university of south carolina as well. >> jadiann: happening today, aaron hernandez is heading back to court. a hearing on various defense motions will be held in boston. kris anderson joins us with a look. >> reporter: aaron hernandez's lawyers want the other murder charges against the former patriots player dropped. a hearing in this matter will be this morning in suffolk superior court. hernandez's attorneys, former patriots tight end say the other
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because of insufficient evidence presented to the grand jury. prosecutors say hernandez shot and killed two men july 16, 2012. they say hernandez became upset with the men because they accidentally bumped into him at a club in boston causing him to spill his drink. according to police, hernandez followed the two men out of the nightclub as they drove away. hernandez eventually pulled up next to their vehicle and opened fire. family members for the two men filed a civil lawsuit against aaron hernandez. the former tight end is serving life in prison. in april a jury convicted him of killing odin lloyd. live in the control room, kris anderson, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: state lawmakers set to talk about the possibility of banning people from holding their cell phones while driving. the transportation committee today. it's at the statehouse at 10:00.
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a 2010 law banned people from texting while driving but here in massachusetts, you can still hold a phone while you're driving behind the wheel. right now 14 states have so called hands-free laws. moving to voice your choice coverage. hillary clinton is out with a new campaign ad today. >> jadiann: it takes aim at house majority leader kevin mccarthy. >> republicans finally admit it. >> republican kevin mccarthy saying the committee investigating benghazi and clinton's emails was created to destroy her candidacy. >> mccarthy who has his sights on bombing speaker of the house say clinton would have been unbeatable had it not been for the republican led committee. the republicans say their only focus was getting to the bottom of the 2012 attack. more news ahead. a tragedy in the skies when an american airlines pilot dies during a flight from phoenix to boston. we're hearing from his wife.
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>> christa: a coffee controversy at dunkin' donuts in rhode island. why a message on a cup upset a customer. >> jadiann: hold off on breakfast until you hear this next story. what is in more than 1 million boxes of cheerios sparking a recall. >> jeremy: chilly this morning and turning mild this afternoon. mostly sunny skies. 40's this morning. by this afternoon, close to 70. ,. >> rich: work crews are getting out of the way for the morning rush. so far it's okay.
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>> jadiann: we're going to get a >> jeremy: mostly sunny skies through the next couple days. start. so if you're having that debate, you could say that's table this discussion until this afternoon when it starts to warm up with temperatures this afternoon in the upper 60s to around 70. cold right now. bedford 38. nashua 38. jaffrey and orange in the 30s. boston, south shore, middle and upper 40s. so cold for the next couple hours but sunshine is with us. dry all across southern new england with high pressure nearby. the last several days, the blue h has been in the adirondacks setting up a northeasterly wind around the high pressure. and now with the high to the south, it's a southwesterly wind, mr. miyagi, wax on, wax off. we're talking about washing things up -- warming up.
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air and pull it into new england so we'll be warm through the afternoon. mornings will be cool. even tomorrow morning after the mild afternoon. but again today and tomorrow afternoon looking nice, upper 60s to around 70. the first weather system a cool front sneaks into new england tomorrow night and so the afternoon hours on thursday will be cool yet again with abundant sunshine. lower 60s on thursday. today, chilly to mild. mostly sunny skies. the numbers between 65 and 70 this afternoon. pollen county in the moderate category and mold spores down into the low category. boston this afternoon around 69. lakeville 68, dartmouth 68. north of town, cape ann and the merrimack valley, upper 60s. the worcester hills, right now in the 30s. fitchburg this afternoon, you'll finish around 67. on the cape and the islands, sunshine. nantucket around 64. tonight mostly clear, chilly.
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42-51. tomorrow lots of sunshine. a pleasant day tomorrow with temps in the upper 60s to around 70. there's the cool front doing its thing. notice wednesday 70. thursday 61, nothing significant. friday, here comes another cool front. that one will generate a lot of clouds and showers friday afternoon but not a washout. not 3 inches of rain, just scattered showers. and at this time the weekend looking good. strong. both days looking good for a hike. temps in the 60s. >> christa: 7news with a major recall alert. you may want to check that box of cheerios because general mills is issuing a recall on this popular brand of cereal. about 2 million boxes of the cheerios and honey nut cheerios cereals are labeled glutton free but contain wheat. wheat flour got into the oat flour in an isolated incident.
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it affects boxes with july expiration dates. we have more information on our website, whdh.com. >> jadiann: it's tuesday, starting today you can order breakfast at any time at mcdonald's. restaurants are offering a limit the menu after the normal breakfast time. the company is counting on longer breakfast hours to boost struggle sales with more than 120,000 tweets asking for all day breakfast in the past year. mcdonald's says it's the number one request from customers. services appear to be getting slower at the drive-through window. the average time is now just shy of 222 seconds. that's just over 3.5 minutes. i'll do the math for you. good news, the study found drive-thru orders are accurate 88.8% of the time. that's up more than 1.5% from last year. >> christa: we can't expect both. accuracy and speed. controversy brewing at another
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this time in providence after after employee once again protests is police officers. the officer says the employee on at wells avenue was rude to him when he was ordering then he was handed a coffee cup with this marking, hash tag black live matter. the police union believes the police. >> i don't think the employee should do that. shouldn't take a political stance in a commercial place of business. >> the black lives matters movement stems from people feeling they've been mistreated. >> dunkin' donuts says it's apologized to the officer and the employee received counseling. >> jadiann: up next on 7news, the seattle seahawks win in a controversial call on monday night football. see the play some say cost the detroit lions their first win. >> christa: two marathon runners in minnesota haled heroes after a photo of them helping another
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runner cross the finish line goes viral. >> jadiann: we're bringing back our class act segment. if you know a student between 6th and 12th grade doing something outstanding, nominate
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above normal today and tomorrow. thursday a bit of a dip. then back into the upper 60s on friday afternoon. good morning. back to reality for the patriots. the bye-week is over and the reality is the patriots are the best team in football and ready to blow out a cowboys team that's missing their two best players on offense. the pats with a perfect attendance at practice yesterday. ryan win dell returning after missing the first three games recovering from an undisclosed illness. appearance. there's buzz surrounding the former saints tackle to came to new england in a trade. 6'5", 324 pounds. now he'll learn to play football the pate way. >> very functional organization. i look forward to my time here and i have a lot of respect for
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this organization. i always have. i definitely want to be as versatile as in the past but i look forward to playing in this new scheme. i don't have a hold on it yet but i look forward to what i'll learn as the year goes on. >> nhl teams have to trim their rosters to 23 by 5:00 p.m. the bruins placing veteran forward max tall bin on waver. his days in black and gold may not be done. he could wind up in providence but the b's going younger on their fourth line. the celtics set for their first action of the preseason, visiting italy today, tipoff set for 2:30. >> christa: now a controversial call at the end of last night's monday night football game and the head of the league officials admits the call was wrong. with 1 minute 45 remaining and
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calvin johnson fumbled. kj wright knocked the ball out of bounds and gave possession to seattle but players are not allowed to intentionally bat the ball out of the end zone. detroit should have been gotten the ball back but no penalty was called. seattle won that game 13-10. >> jadiann: helping hand leading to a picture perfect finish in a marathon. two runners saw a 75-year-old go down a mile from the finish line. they ran over, helped him up and walked him across the line. the three perfect strangers share a common bond. >> he could have had us put him on the side but he was adamant about getting to the finish line, which i thought was pretty cool. >> the acts of kindness i received blows my mind. >> turns out the 75-year-old has been running and coaching runners more than 50 years, completing 38 marathons. he's left with a bruised hip after his fall but x-rays show
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nothing is broken. 5:30. a lack of sleep. we know it's linked to so many health conditions. teenagers. >> reporter: we're live at logan airport, coming up, hear from the pilot's wife. the captain died mid-flight on a flight headed here to boston. >> jadiann: is there a real scandal behind the fantasy football websites? allegations of employees using insider information to win big
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>> jadiann: we're hearing from the wife of a pilot who died on a flight to boston. what she is saying about the tragedy that left dozens of passengers shaken. >> christa: and two fantasy sports website, including one if boston, under fire. why some employees' actions are compared to insider trading. >> jadiann: families in lawrence
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spotted wandering around town. >> christa: good morning, everybody, it's just before 5:30 on this tuesday morning and so glad to have you with us. i'm christa delcamp. >> jadiann: i'm jadiann thompson. not only is it taco tuesday, you can get mcdonald's breakfast all day so you can do any of the spectrum that you want. >> christa: this is fantastic. >> jadiann: j.r.'s going tacos. >> jeremy: you got pancakes, french fries, tacos. >> christa: just an all-day smorgasbord. >> jeremy: maybe i'll get a run-in, optional. right now mostly clear. a little bit cold. boston 49. norwood 34. here's the satellite picture indicating dry air. no clouds. lots of sunshine through the day. school bell forecast, kids will have outdoor recess but they'll need jackets and sweaters. they may say the weather dude said 70, let me wear shorts.
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sure they have the hoodies and jackets and sweaters, chilly this morning. >> jadiann: time for "fast track traffic" with rich kirkland. let's talk about the roads. >> rich: good morning, we're live in braintree on route 128 expressway. not even stopping and going, always a good sign. once on the expressway, it's about a ten-minute ride into the city. that's really good. that's south of town. north of town, highways like 93, route 128, route 3 and route 1 in fine shape. no delays north of town and the turnpike is quiet as well. the mbta tells us no special delays. we're watching it for you. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: let's move to the day's top stories. the u.s. coast guard is searching for survivors of a cargo ship that's believed to have sunk near the bahamas as hurricane joaquin beared down. among the 33 people onboard, two graduates of the mass maritime crammed.
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grew up in winthrop and moved to florida. his wife says sheer expecting twins. and jeffrey mathias of kingston also onboard. city officials say the apartment where 2-year-old gigi brown was found unresponsive had several problems. the family's apartment recently had electrical trouble and issues with bedbugs and cockroaches. the little girl died september 28. her cause of death not known and her funeral is set for tomorrow. also convicted killer aaron hernandez is expected to be back in court this morning in connection with that double murder in the south end in 20 is 12. attorneys are asking the judge to dismiss charges because there wasn't enough evidence to justify an indictment. they want evidence collected in an suv to be thrown out. >> jadiann: we're hearing from the wife of an american airlines pilot who died during a flight from phoenix to boston. today she's remembering him as a
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loving, ambitious person who had been flying for the same airline for 27 years. nicole oliverio is live at logan airport with more on the father of eight. >> reporter: this husband and father was a veteran commercial airline pilot and everything seemed to be okay on the flight yesterday and passengers didn't know the pilot died during the flight. a seemingly normal flight heading to boston makes an emergency landing without incident and without explanation. it lands in syracuse safely but what passengers didn't know was that their pilot, 57-year-old michael johnston, died mid-flight. >> it's a surreal -- you know, you feel like -- you just feel numb. that's the only way i can explain it. no, it's not real. >> captain johnstons' family believes he suffered a heart attack. >> he's had problems with his heart, a double bypass 2006. >> passengers on the flight say because it was a redeye, most
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announcement was made. >> i felt something was wrong when we went into a quick descent. >> they came over the loud speaker saying we're having an emergency due to a pilot not feeling well. >> they didn't know how bad it was. >> a medical emergency, the captain is incapacitated. >> the copilot contacted syracuse airport and landed the plane. american airlines saying, quote: >> at the end we were all shocked and thought like, wow, didn't know him but we put our life in his hands and now he's gone. >> reporter: johnston's wife says he was in good health when he began flying. we also know his body will be flown back to utah by tomorrow. live from logan, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: rival daily fantasy
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fandual are teaming up to defend sesame after claims of insider information to win hundreds of thousands of dollars. a midlevel content manager for draftkings admitted to inadvertently releasing data before the third week of the nfl season. that person then won $350,000 while playing on fandual that same week. the companies said, quote: >> jadiann: we're following more news this morning. state health officials say a 7th person contracted west nile virus in massachusetts this year. she's a woman in her 90s and lives in suffolk county. two people have died from west
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people in lawrence are advised to be on the lookout for a coyote. the animal has been spotted near sear drive. residents are urged to keep pets inside and be careful out with small children. if you see a coyote, call animal >> christa: the quick action taken by a retired police officer and his dog leading to the arrest of two suspects in north providence. the suspects who police say were involved in a break in in scituate crashed near the retired officer's home after a police chase, then they tried hiding under his deck. that's when his dog, remy, started barking to let his owner know. >> ran up the street to the intersection and he saw the north providence police so he changed his direction, ran back this way where i tackled him. >> hart says remy got a nice reward for his good police work. a nice piece of steak. job well done.
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amazing sight in one neighborhood. what led to this moose fight. >> christa: no. also, a crash on waltham street leaving a van on top of a car. how crews were able to free the driver. >> jadiann: textbook troubles. one mom teaching a company a lesson after questioning language used in their textbooks. >> jeremy: chilly through the morning then a nice warmup this afternoon. 40s this morning, this afternoon, close to 70 with
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>> jeremy: good morning, norwood 36. fitchburg 41. orange 36. through the day today mostly sunny skies. it's all about the recovery from a bad joke or cold morning. this afternoon, i've had a lot of work in that as christa will attest. upper 60s this afternoon. topsfield fair mostly sunny skies today and tomorrow. upper 60s to around 70. >> christa: all right. an epic battle in alaska with moose you could say going head-to-head. >> jadiann: a father and son
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out. it's the peak of mating season so this was all over a girl. >> christa: oh my goodness. he goes down there. look. >> jadiann: it started in the driveway, spills over into the street. one of the moose ends up getting the upper hand. that's when they call it a day but what a sight to see. >> he was ready to flip the other guy over again and they separated approximately here in the street. then one ran down the street and the winner stood in the street kind of, you know, i'm the victor, we're the champions kind of thing. >> jadiann: wow. well, moose hair was scatter all over the place and there was a car that was damaged in the middle of this brawl. >> christa: you can see why, they're so heavy, yeah. >> jadiann: i was busy watching the video and stopped reading the story. sorry. >> christa: you know what's wilder than that? just to see the fight but the fact it's happening on someone's
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lawn, a nice house on a blacktop driveway. >> meet me there, 7:00. >> christa: we have lots to get to. everything you need to know and go when it comes to preventing heart failure. even the recommended amount of exercise might not be enough. why we should all move much more. >> holding out hope for local crew members who went missing on a cargo ship during hurricane joaquin. >> jadiann: what writings left behind by the oregon college
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>> christa: it is just now hitting 5:45 on your tuesday morning with everything you need to start your morning. >> jadiann: let's start with j.r. and talk about the temperatures for the day. >> jeremy: mostly sunny skies through the day. chilly right now. temperatures are down into the finish. this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon. this map here spells it out. all sorts of cold air nashua, bedford, norwood, temperatures in the middle 30s. even at the coastline, beverly 41. 40s. our facebook friends reporting 40s and 50s. janice in chatham 55. tammy in new bedford 46, rockland 45 and michael in
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stoneham a temperature 41. so you have a dry morning commute a day that features a lot of sunshine and even here in october, that sun can kind of flex its muscle a little bit and warm things up. as long as you can get rid of a northeasterly wind, and we're able to do that with high pressure south of new england, so we have a nice light southwesterly breeze through the day. so that will allow temperatures to get near 70 today and tomorrow. then a cool front comes into new england tomorrow night so by thursday afternoon, we're back to those cool afternoons but still, lots of sunshine. today a great fall day. 65 to 70. pollen count mild, mold spores in the low category. the city around 69 this afternoon, dartmouth 68. merrimack valley, new hampshire seacoast, middle and upper 60s. worcester hills, in the 60s. the cape and the islands, chatham 65. nantucket 64. tonight mostly clear, chilly yet again. 42-51. tomorrow after the school start,
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a pleasant afternoon with lots of sunshine. the numbers tomorrow near 70. boston today 69. i think tomorrow we can get over 70 degrees, or right at 70. norwood 71. the forecast a couple of isolated showers likely friday afternoon. but not a washout. not heavy rain, less than a third of an inch of rain. the weekend, mix of clouds and sunshine on saturday. more clouds on sunday. dry both days. >> jadiann: awesome. let's get over and talk about the roads with rich kirkland and "fast track traffic." >> rich: good morning, it's just as nice as the weather, the roads are. the work crews are gone. no accidents or breakdowns and the turnpike is a wonderful ride 495 all the way downtown. route 1 getting busy in saugus but other than that we're all right. the expressway is the backup of the day. no delays on route 128. that's good. beverly south, braintree north. the t says doing all right. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: right now the u.s. coast guard is focusing on the
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concluding a missing cargo ship sank at the last known location with hurricane joaquin bearing down. >> christa: two crew members are from massachusetts. this morning we're hearing from the wife of one of those men. let's go out to victoria warren at mass maritime academy with more on the graduates onboard. >> reporter: good morning. here at the mass maritime academy, they are keeping their thoughts and prayers focused on all of the missing crew members of the el faro, including the two men who graduated from here. one of those men is a man who grew up in winthrop, keith griffin. he's among the missing now living in florida with his wife, who is expecting twins. jeffrey mathias is also one of the 33 mariners onboard the el faro cargo ship based out of jacksonville, florida. he's from kingston. the coast guard says the ship sank off the bahamas after running into hurricane joaquin.
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and found one body in a survival suit but they have not identified that body. they have not found any survivors. the search continues right now. there are also several graduates from the maine maritime academy who are also among the missing. live this morning in buzzards bay, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: also this morning, a near riot outside a club in worcester has the management defending itself. the management at playedum said it didn't plan the event police say was responsible. five people were arrested when the crowd became unruly. >> the driver of a car that went on a dangerous drive in waltham says he doesn't know what happened. the man was on the way to the store when he somehow lost control on river street monday afternoon. he collided with a parked van, pushed it about 40 feet then he
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no one was inside the van at the time. the 32-year-old was trapped until someone came and pulled him out. >> i was looking straight ahead and i felt like in my head, he was going to the right. i stepped on the brake and i could feel myself going under the car. i was stuck. i couldn't open the door. >> police say speed was not necessarily a factor but the van was illegally parked. >> jadiann: happening today, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan will be in the hotseat when he testifies before congress. the general is sure to face tough questions about the air strike that killed 22 patients and staff as a charity clinic. >> reporter: the u.s. top general says afghan troops on the ground ordered that air strike. this differs from the initial reports that u.s. troops were taking fire at the time. doctors and patients were among those killed when u.s. bombs destroyed the hospital in
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it was run by a group, doctors without borders. officials say taliban were shooting from the rooftops but doctors without borders say it's impossible. >> this hospital is a fenced hospital like all our hospital, garbledded by guards. the only people inside are patients, caretakers and staff. >> an air strike was called to eliminate the taliban threat and several civilians were accidentally struck. >> the white house says three investigation are in progress. the presidents wants changes to be made to make sure this never happens again. >> there are 5,000 u.s. troops left in afghanistan helping the afghan forces. the city where this happened was the first major city taken back by the taliban since 2001. that is the latest live here in the newsroom, kris anderson, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: russia's defense ministry released footage of more air strikes officials say are being carried out against
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the military says it targeted a warehouse packed with hundreds of tons of ammunition and also hit a compound and wiped out a rocket system. russia's air force began the strikes last week. >> christa: also we have new details on the case against sergeant ron bow burr dahl. an army recommendation on whether he will receive a court martial will remain a secret. bergdahl is charged with desertion for leaving his post in afghanistan six years ago. he was rescued by u.s. forces during a prisoner swap last year when it was quite controversial. john boehner delaying votes for two keep leadership poets posts. the full house vote is the 29th. boehner says he's pushing back the elections for house majority leader and house majority whip. >> jadiann: we're learning more
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about the shooter who opened fire on a college campus. christopher harper mercer complained he did not have a girlfriend. he seemed to feel like he was rational while others around him were not. meanwhile president obama announced he will travel to oregon this week to meet with victims' families. across the country a seattle high school football player injured during a game last week has died. officials say the student was transported to the hospital friday after he was hurt during the fourth quarter. he underwent surgery and remained in critical condition. a spokesperson for the school says the district is working to support the grieving community. a high school textbook plush publisher in hot water for poor choice of word. mcgraw-hill apologized for rerereferring to slaves as workers. a mother in texas noticed it and
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posted her disbelief on social media. mcgraw-hill's c.e.o. admits the company made a mistake and teachers will be given a free lesson plan on the atlantic slave trade. >> christa: exercise is a great way to stay healthy but if you want to lower your risk of heart failure you need a lot more. researchers say it could take five to ten hours of walking in one week to make a significant impact in lowering your risk. that is double to quadruple the amount of the federal guidelines currently recommended. we'll be doing more time at the gym. the reason for teens to go to sleep earlier, a later bedtime is associated with long term weight gain. researchers with the journal sleep studied more than 3,000 youngsters over 15 years and found every hour of sleep lost was associated with a a 2% increase in body mass index. actually that's 2 points.
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experts say teens who form good sleeping habits now can avoid weight gain over time. >> jadiann: if you're feeling groggy as you wake up, here are some tips to help you fight that tired feeling. first of all, change your alarm to play happy songs so you don't have to hear that awful beeping sound every day. we know that sound. expose yourself to light as quickly as you can. this will lower your melatonin levels and naturally help you feel more alert. drink water, stay hydrated keeps you weak and do exercise. simple or complex, exercising a great way to boost your energy. when you're getting up at 1:00 or 2:00, you don't have the sunlight. i'm making excuses. >> christa: this is the violin segment of our newscast where we want everybody to feel badly for us. >> jeremy: exactly. we serve up cheese with our wine. right now boston 49. norwood at 36. bedford at 38. chilly this morning and then a
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nice mild afternoon. mostly sunny skies. go for that walk as we just advertised. 65 to 70. temps this afternoon, boston in the upper 60s, brockton 68. metrowest upper 60s, near 70. >> jadiann: stay with us,. >> christa: we'll be right back
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leadership isn't given. it's taken. >> christa: the search for survivors of a sunken ship. the pregnant wife of a massachusetts man talking to 7news but when she last heard from her husband. >> jadiann: disturbing new
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worcester who died mysteriously. >> christa: a driver on a collision course with an historic house on the cape. >> jadiann: troubling scenes in south carolina, caskets rising up from historic flooding. >> christa: and check your box of cheerios. the mistake prompting the recall of millions of boxes. good morning, 6:00 a.m. on the dot. i'm christa delcamp. >> jadiann: i'm jadiann thompson. here to wake up with you this morning. let's get over to jeremy and talk about the temperatures. i can't get over how beautiful it's going to be. >> jeremy: a fantastic day staring us in the face. we have work to do. it's cold. norwood 34. boston 49. bedford 37. the temp in worcester is deceiving. that's measured at the airport on top of a hill and cold air drains off the hills and finds low spots so i'm convinced a lot of the neighborhoods in worcester probably 42, 43. jackets and sweaters a great idea this morning but you don't
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need them all day because that sunshine goes to work and it turns into a mild afternoon. hardly any wind out there. mostly sunny skies. temps this afternoon upper 60s to around 70. boston 69. nashua 70. tomorrow. minutes. >> jadiann: time for "fast track traffic." up. how's it looking? >> rich: pretty good. we're live on the turnpike to the left and soldiers field road to the right. a pretty good ride. metrowest, route 9 and 2, also in good shape. no many slowdowns but the expressway is not among those, it's slow but not bumper-to-bumper end-to-end. it's got light traffic to t light traffic on route 93. there's a live look in medford. a slight delay by route 128 in andover by 495. the t says pretty good here too. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: the pregnant wife of
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one of two bay state men missing at sea is talking to seven news, holding out hope her husband will be found alive. meantime a grim discovery in the search for survivors of the hurricane joaquin. what you're seeing is video of a badly damaged lifeboat. no sign of anybody onboard. so far one body has been recovered in the water. >> jadiann: two of the men onboard graduated from mass maritime. victoria warren is in buzzards bay with more for us this morning. >> reporter: they have not identified that body yet. here at the mass maritime academy, they know well all of the training that this crew has gone through. that's why they're holding out hope for the entire crew, including two men who graduated from here. keith griffin and his wife, katie, with they're future ahead. they're expecting twins and keith is due home from sea next
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mariners on the el faro cargo ship that sank off the bahamas after running into hurricane joaquin. >> these are one of those days that mariners fear. >> jadiann: griffin is one of two mass maritimes graduates on the ship. he lives in florida but he played football for winthrop high school where his coach calls him a leader. >> if anyone can pull out of this, it's keith. >> the last his wife heard from him was wednesday, an email saying he was going to bed early because a storm was coming and he didn't expect to get much sleep. >> this is work ethic was incredible. >> onboard the el faro, another graduate of the academy in bourne, 42-year-old if a if a from kingston. the coast guard continues searching for survivors. >> cadets are trained thoroughly in emergency procedures. what do you do in a circumstance
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>> reporter: there are also several graduates of the maine maritime academy that are among the missing. searching continues today and we expect more updates out of florida at some point today. live in morning in buzzards bay, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: barnstable police are investigating a crash. the driver of a pickup truck went off the roadway and crashed through a fence and deck before slamming into a home. the house dates back to the mid 1800s and once belonged to a sea captain. investigators say the woman in the truck was not hurt. >> christa: we have disturbing details about the worcester toddler who died in her home. we're learning the apartment where two-year-old gigi brown lived was plagued with problems. let's go to jennifer eagan in worcester. jen, we're looking at this new report and they're saying there were several issues in the apartment going on at once.
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home had an infestation problem, live wires may have been exposed. the family complained to the city. gigi brown died september 28. she had a fever following immunizations but seemed to be in good health. officials told the family gigi may have been death four hours before found inside the apartment. her cause of death hasn't been determined. according to the worcester "telegram & gazette" her grandmother complained to the city there was a bedbug and cockroach infestation and live wires were exposed. the apartment was fumigated over the summer but infestations persists. trash was piled up in a back stairwell and outside. the investigation into what caused the girl's death continues. we're live in worcester this morning, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england."
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withdrawing beverly scott's nomination to the national transportation safety board. she was nominated a few months after she quit her job at the t. the "boston herald" reports scott was the one who asked her name be taken out of consideration because of personal reasons. >> christa: we're learning that that stretch of tracks where an amtrak train derailed in vermont has been plagued with problems. there have been 54 crashes there since 2006, including 14 derailments. trains will be out of service in that area for several days. the tracks are been repaired. the vermonter as the train is called was headed for washington, d.c. when it suddenly hit rocks and that sent an engine and passenger car over an embankment. >> the most able-bodied people adopted an older person and got them out. >> i threw him on my back and he held on to my neck like this. i just told him to hold on.
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and three crew members were injured. >> jadiann: the torrential rainfall in south carolina has come to an end. but the dangerous flooding continues. mandatory evacuations have been forced in some parts of the state due to dam breaks while hundreds of roads and bridges have been washed out. so far 12 people died and the shelters are completely filled with families. despite the orders to stay inside, one pastor decided to brave the floods to retrieve a casket forced out of the ground, floating away. he wanted to do it out of family. south carolina's governor along with the national guard are their warnings. >> we don't want to have to come out and rescue and much worse, we don't want you added to the number of fatalities. >> the roads are unsafe. a lot of them have been undermined by the flooding. >> nowed to classes will be canceled for more than 30,000
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>> christa: happening today, aaron hernandez expected back in court. his attorneys asking the judge to make key decisions in a double murder case. let's go to kris anderson. you have more on what we can expect to see today. >> mainly two big things. first of all aaron hernandez wants the two murder charges against him to be dropped. attorneys for the former patriots tight end say there wasn't enough evidence presented to the grand jury to establish probable cause resulting in the two murder charges. it's unlikely the judge will throw the charges out completely. hernandez's lawyers are also asking evidence taken from his suv be tossed out of the case because they say officers obtained a search warrant based on statements made which a man who failed a polygraph test. hernandez is accused of shooting and killing two men in the south end july of 2012. investigators say he became upset with the two men because they accidentally bumped into him at a club causing him to
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according to police, aaron hernandez followed daniel de abreu and fer safiro furtado out of the club. he pulled uhm next to the car and shot them. family members for the two men filed civil suits. the ex patriot is serving life in prison. a jury conducted him of killing odin lloyd. >> hillary clinton releasing a new ad. >> republicans finally admit it. >> republican kevin mccarthy saying the committee investigating benghazi and clinton's emails -- >> the ad takes aim at kevin mccarthy. he said last week clinton would have been unbeatable had it not been for the republican led committee. republicans said their only focus was getting to the bottom of the 2012 attack.
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still ahead a frightening flight a pilot dies suddenly flying 150 passengers to boston and his wife is reacting. what she believes caused his death. >> jadiann: if you're eating cheerios for breakfast. wait. why two million boxes are being recalled. >> christa: accusations of insider wrongdoing for sports sites. how the sites are responding to those claims. >> jeremy: for the day, mostly sunny skies. chilly right now. temps down into the 30s and 40s but by this afternoon, a nice recovery. near 70 this afternoon. >> rich: we never want to see flashing lights this time of day.
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everyone, thanks for waking up with us. almost 6:15 on this tuesday morning. >> christa: j.r. says we're going to have a nice day on tap. near 70 degrees. we like the sounds of that. >> jeremy: looking great. mostly sunny skies ahead today and again tomorrow. the next couple of mornings, today and tomorrow morning, chilly. so it's a bit of a challenge in terms of weather wardrobe because you head out the front door, it's in the 30s and 40s. then by the afternoon hours, the numbers are near 70 degrees. norwood right now 32. norwood, i always pick on you guys but you have the most wild temperature swings in the fall and spring. nothing against that but you'll see it in norwood, this morning near 32. this afternoon, if you watch pete around 4:00, this number in norwood will be probably 68, 69, maybe 70. boston right now at 49. orange at 37. our facebook friends reporting temperatures 30s, 40s and 50s. webster 41, kevin in taunton 39,
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steve had in quincy 44. linda on the cape, centreville 55. 40s. high pressure is with us today. the difference is the location of the high pressure. the last several days it's been off to the north and that has set up a northeasterly wind. a little bit feisty at times over the weekend and the wind direction has been chilly preventing afternoon recovery. high pressure is now south of new england so that sets up a southwesterly breeze. working with sunshine, that will go to work and boost temps this afternoon and tomorrow close to 70. there's a cool front that will sneak is into new england tomorrow night and thursday morning so the morning hours thursday are like this morning, down into the 30s and 40s. but in the afternoon hours on thursday, a struggle to get out of the low 60s. but today and tomorrow looking great. mostly sunny skies a great fall day.
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65 to 70. pollen count moderate. mold spores in the low category. lakeville 68, north of town, merrimack valley, new hampshire seacoast, upper 60s. worcester hills, fitchburg 67. the cape and the islands, mashpee 75 and nantucket 64. tonight mostly clear, chilly. lows in the 40s to around 50. tomorrow lots of sunshine. high temps tomorrow upper 60s to around 70 degrees. the 7on7 forecast, the next three days, mostly sunny skies. the temps doing a kooky wacky thing bouncing up and down in the afternoon hours. friday, another cool front. this one will generate a little afternoon. it's not a washout. we're not tracking tropical downpours with that cool front. i think most towns a third of an inch of rain or less. upper 60s on friday. the weekend right now, mix of clouds and sunshine on saturday. strong.
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a great weekend for leaf peeping in southern and northern new england. >> jadiann: let's check on the roads with rich kirkland. >> rich: we're live with sky 7. there's a minor crash in woburn on 128 southbound by route 93. minor. should be gone by the time you get there but it's petting pressure on the north shore ride. we're heading for brockton, getting word of a center lane crash by 123. that came in a minute ago. the other buildup is the expressway. already a 25 minute braintree to boston ride. the t says we're doing okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. today state lawmakers will talk about the possibility of banning you from holding your cell phones while you drive. the transportation committee will hold a public hearing on beacon hill at 10:00 this morning. a 2010 law banned all of us from texting while driving here in the commonwealth. but in massachusetts, drivers can still hold a phone while
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behind the wheel. some people support the proposed change. >> i would totally support it. yes. >> if you're on a conference call with work and you're driving and you have to pay attention, it's just as dangerous as texting. >> 14 states have hands free laws. >> jadiann: controversy brewing at dunkin' donuts in providence after an employee once again protests a police officer. the officer says the employee on atwells avenue was rude to him when ordering then he was handed his coffee with the message black lives matter written on it. the police union believes the police. >> i don't think the employee should do that. shouldn't take a political stance in a commercial place of business. >> the black lives matter movement stems from people feeling they've been mistreated in a way. >> jadiann: dunkin' donuts has
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apologized to the officer and the employee has been called. >> christa: heads up if you plan to dive into a bowl of cereal. general mills is issuing a recall and apology. about 2 million boxes of cheerios and honey nut cheerio cereals are labeled gluten free but they may contain wheat. wheat flour accidentally got into the oat flour in an isolated incident. the recall affects cheerios and honey nut cheerios with july used by dates. if you want more information, we have posted it at whdh.com. no rush if you want breakfast at mcdonald's. starting today, the fast food restaurant is offering all day breakfast. it's a limited menu including mcmuffins, hotcakes, flapbacks, if you call them like you do, right? is that what you say? >> jadiann: yeah. >> christa: hash browns among other items. if you're a fan of breakfast
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have to do that under a limited basis, only in the morning. how many times have you been through and no, ma'am, we -- >> jadiann: 10:31 the cutoff. >> christa: we have set the friars for fries. no more hash browns. >> jadiann: still ahead, donald trump playing a political prank. the gag gifts he's delivered to marco rubio. >> christa: also, a picture that really has inspired thousands of people. you're going to hear from the runner who got a helping handle from strangers when he needed it most. >> jadiann: and an epic moose fight playing out in front of a father and son. >> christa: that one is good. also, school's back in session. so is class act. so if you know a student between grades 6 and 12 doing
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>> jeremy: good morning, cold right now. norwood 35. boston 49. fitchburg 41. temps's, 40s and 50s at this time but a nice recovery through the afternoon. school bell forecast, kids will have outdoor recess and want to wear shorts. near 70 this afternoon. >> christa: a controversial call in monday night's football game and how the head of the league's official admits the call was wrong. so with 1:45 remaining, detroit down three points, lions receiver calvin johnson fumbled. kj wright knocked the ball out of bounds giving possession to seattle, however players are not allowed to intentionally bat the ball out of end zone. detroit should have gotten the ball back but no penalty was called and seattle won. >> jadiann: the patriots are
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back to business. the pats had perfect attendance for monday's practice, taking on the cowboys in dallas sunday. cowboys have several injuries. tom brady is 3-0 against dallas. >> christa: the dolphins fired their head coach after the team lost to the jets in london dropping to 1-3 this season. dan campbell was named the interim coach. miami on to their eighth coach since 2004. >> jadiann: a helping hand leading to a picture perfect finish at a marathon in minneapolis. two runners saw a 75-year-old go down about a mile from the finish line. without a second thought they ran over, helped him up and walked him across the finish line. the three perfect strangers have a common bond. >> he could have had us put him on the side and had the medics help him but he was adamant
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about getting to the finish line. >> the acts of kindness i received blows my mind. >> the 75-year-old has been running and coaching runners for more than 50 years, completing 38 marathons in that time. he is left with a bruised hip after the fall but x-rays show nothing was broken. >> christa: we've seen motels like this with -- moments like that, including the boston marathon. together. >> jadiann: sure is. >> christa: still ahead, a local community on alert this morning. police sending out a warning about this animal found roaming the streets. >> reporter: we're live at logan airport, we're hearing from the pilot's wife who died mid-flight on his way to boston. >> jadiann: and how did that van
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the way to boston. >> he left yesterday, he seemed perfectly fine. >> hear from the pilot's wife and what caused his sudden death. >> jadiann: is there a real scandal behind the fantasy football sites. allegations of employees using insider information to win. >> christa: a political prank. what donald trump had delivered to marco rubio. >> jadiann: a warning from local police after a wild coyote is found wandering through the streets. >> christa: an especially if i epic battle between angry moose. neither letting up without a good fight. i mean we can't get over that video, on someone's blacktop pavement. >> jadiann: it seems like the world's are colliding. >> christa: someone's going to get an eye poked out there for sure. but everybody's okay. and we're here with you now at 6:30 with more of that entertaining video. >> jadiann: that's right. and j.r. with a great forecast on tap. >> jeremy: that was over a female moose.
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yeah. >> jeremy: where was the female in that video? long gone. boys i'm out of here. boston 49. bedford 37. jaffrey at 36. it's a nice day. we're talking about mostly sunny skies. nice for us, nice for the moose. with temperatures moving out of the 40s this morning into the upper 60s this afternoon. 7:00 p.m. this evening cool. boston this afternoon close to 70. billerica 69, salisbury 67. south coast, upper 60s. cape and the islands, mid 60s. for tomorrow, lots of sunshine. another pleasant day. near 70. we're tracking rain. i'll let you know when it arrives in 15 minutes. >> christa: we're also tracking the roads. here's rich kirkland. >> rich: good morning. live on route 93, this traffic in medford is like this to 495, a typical 93 ride. out of the north shore it's an early headache, 128 southbound, backup starts at route 95,
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actually route 1 in peabody down to 93. heavy traffic there. there's a look at route 1, it's not an escape route for the north shore commuters. it's a tough go. this is route 24, very slow out of brockton, bumper-to-bumper to randolph. the t says pretty good. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: now to the day's top stories. the coast guard is searching for survivors of the cargo ship that's believed to have sunk near the bo hams as hurricane joaquin beared down. among the 33 people onboard, two mass maritime academy graduates. 33-year-old keith griffin, who grew up in winthrop but recently moved to florida. his wife says they're expecting twins. an 42-year-old jeffrey mathias of kingston was also on that ship. city officials in worcester say the apartment were 2-year-old gigi brown was found unresponsive had numerous problems. according to the worcester telegram "telegram & gazette" the apartment had electrical problems, issues with bedbugs
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and cockroaches. the girl died a week ago. >> christa: we're hearing from the wife of a pilot who suddenly died in the cockpit flying to boston. the copilot of this american airlines flight had to take over the controls and make an emergency landing in upstate new york. let's go to nicole oliverio at logan airport with this new interview with the pilot's wife. >> reporter: she says her husband had been flying more than 20 years and when he was flying, he was healthy but did say he recently had heart surgery. a seemingly normal flight headinged to boston makes an emergency landing without explanation. it lands in syracuse safely. what passengers didn't know was their pilot, 57-year-old michael johnston died mid-flight. >> it's a surreal -- you just feel like -- you feel numb. that's the only way i can explain it.
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>> captain johnston's family believes he suffered a heart attack. >> he has had problems with his heart. he had double bypass 2006. >> passengers on the american airlines flight from phoenix say because it was a redeye, most people were sleeping when the announcement was made. >> i felt something was wrong when we went to a quick descent. >> they came over the loud speaker saying we're having an emergency due to a pilot not feeling well. >> they didn't know how bad it was. >> a medical emergency, captain is incapacitated. >> the copilot contacted the airport and landed the plane. american airlines saying, quote: >> at the end we were all shocked and like, wow, didn't know him but put our life in his hands and now he's gone. >> reporter: passengers say they didn't know that the pilot had died until they boarded the plane again. that pilot is from utah and
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we're told his body will be flown back there tomorrow. live at logan airport, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: rival daily fantasy sports websites draftkings and fandual are auto teaming up to defend themself after a article claimed employees used insider information to win hundreds of thousands of dollars. according to the report a midlevel content manager for the boston based company draftkings admitted last week to inadvertently releasing data before the third week of the season. that person then went on to win $350,000 playing on fandual that same week. the company a releasing a joint statement on monday saying:
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news. 70s 7th person contracted west nile in massachusetts. two people have died from west nile in massachusetts this year. the driver of a car who went on a dangerous drive in waltham says he doesn't know what happened. the man says he was on the way to the store when he somehow lost control on river street monday afternoon. he collided with a parked van, pushed it about 40 feet and ended up underneath it. no one was inside the van. the 32-year-old was trapped until someone came and pulled him out. >> i was looking straight ahead. i just felt like in my head, i was favoring my right. i stepped on the brake and i could feel myself going under the car. >> police say speed wasn't necessarily a factor but the van was legally parked. >> christa: now to voice your choice coverage a senate hampshire.
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governor maggie hassan, a democrat, will challenge senator kelly ayotte, a republican next year. hassan making the announcement monday. recent polls show the two neck-and-neck. donald trump sending a prank care package to senator marco rubio's washington campaign office. it included a 24 pack of trump ice natural spring water with trump's face on it. also two made in america -- or make america great again towels and a note reading, quote, since you're always sweating, we thought you could use some water. he says he's never seen a young guy sweat so much or drink as much water as rubio. >> jadiann: people in lawrence on the lookout for a coyote, spotted near sear drive. residents are urged to keep pets inside and be careful out with small children. in you see a coyote, you're urged to call animal control. >> christa: a coyote in the street to a moose brawl. more on what these animals are fighting about.
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>> this is the morning's must see video. it's the must see video of the week, honestly. come on over and look. it's an epic battle on a family's front lawn in alaska. it looks like the suburbs. the two moose are going course. a father and son captured this video of bull moose duking it out. >> it's the peak of mating season so this was all over a girl. yeah. the brawl started in a neighbor's driveway. he goes down. it spills over into the street. you see that car come to a stop. one of the moose did get the upper hand so the other one, you know, walks off. >> he was ready to flip the other guy over again and they separated approximately here in the street then the one ran down the street and the winner stood in the street kind of, you know,
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i'm the victor, we are the champions kind of thing. >> jadiann: moose hair was all over the place and a nearby car was also damaged. >> christa: you can see why. when they're rolling around in the streets being as heavy as they are. may the best moose win. >> jadiann: i love what j.r. said, where's the lady? she took off. she's out of there. >> christa: right. we've got "know and go" next with your top stories. it's 6:42. the history of trouble for the train that derailed in vermont. we'll take a closer look at that. >> reporter: holding out hope at the mass maritime academy for two graduates and the entire crew of a cargo ship that went missing during hurricane joaquin. >> jadiann: and on a lighter note, remember the determined rat carrying a slice of pizza.
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to boston. >> jadiann: good morning, it's time for "know and go." we have the day's top stories. >> christa: first traffic and weather and jeremy reiner, you have good news about the forecast. >> jeremy: sure do. mostly sunny skies today and again tomorrow. it's chilly right now, jackets and sweaters a great idea but a mild finish to the day. temps this afternoon, upper 60s, near 70. right now it's cold. norwood 33. nashua, bedford, upper 30s, boston 49, fitchburg 41. dry air, high pressure with us through the day today and the location of the high pressure helps us out. the last several days, the blue h has been near burlington feeding us a northeastly breeze tomorrow. after we get rid of the cool morning hours with temps this afternoon upper 60s to around 70. then by thursday, here comes a
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temps into the low 60s. today 65 to 70. boston this afternoon at 69, nashua 70 degrees. pollen count mild. mold spores low category. tonight clear, chilly. 42 to 51. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. chilly tomorrow morning then by the afternoon hours, the numbers in the upper 60s to around 70. topsfield fair rolls on, get fun. upper six to around 70. next chance of rain, scattered showers friday afternoon and friday evening. >> christa: if you're driving 128 north in dedham you'll want to hear about the fast track alert. >> rich: thank you. right in the middle of the highway, northbound. where great plain avenue is on the northbound side, always busy. that's where this crash is and it will be there a while, backed up solid in braintree before you know it. we'll talk about other things as well. out of the north shore, no better. bumper-to-bumper practically in danvers all the way to woburn on
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route 93, slow going because of an early crash. the expressway is loaded one end to the other. the turnpike is not so bad. that's a pretty good ride. the t says on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: this morning the pregnant wife of a bay state sailor missing at sea is talking to 7news, holding out hope her husband will be found alive. >> christa: a grim discovery in the search for survivors of that cargo ship that sank during hurricane joaquin. this is video of a badly damaged lifeboat. one body has been recovered from the water. >> jadiann: two men onboard graduated from mass maritime. victoria warren is will live if buzzards bay with more for us. >> reporter: good morning, they have not yet released the identity of the body that was pulled from the water but here at mass maritime academy they're holding out hope for the entire crew of the el faro, including two men who graduated from here. the el faro is based out of jacksonville, florida.
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ship sank off the bahamas after running into hurricane joaquin. so far they have found some debris and one body that was in a survival suit but they have not found any survivors. the search does continue. onboard we know is keith griffin. he grew up in winthrop and he's among the missing. he lives in florida with his wife who is expecting twins. jeffrey mathias is also one of the 33 mariners onboard and he is from kingston. there's several people from maine who graduated from the maine maritime academy and here at mass maritime, they plan to hold a moment of silence today. we're also expecting an update from the ntsb later this morning. live on buzzards bay, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. also this morning, a driver on a collision course with an historic home in cotuit. the truck went off the roadway
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and crashed through a fence and a deck before slamming into a home. the house meantime dates back to the mid 1800s and apparently once belonged to a sea captain. >> jadiann: disturbing details about the worcester toddler to died in her home. we're learning the apartment where 2-year-old gigi brown lived was plagued with problems. jennifer eagan is in worcester with more. >> reporter: good morning. the girl's family had reportedly complained to the city. those complaints dated back to the summertime. now, a city inspector reportedly found the apartment on wellington street had a bedbug and cockroach infestation according to the worcester "telegram & gazette." there were loose electrical outlet covers which meant live wires could have been exposed and radiator covers were loose. the apartments are owned by a woman in shrewsbury. 2-year-old gigi brown died september 28. what caused her death has not been determined. she had a fever following immunizations.
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the family says officials told them the girl was likely dead at least four hours before she was found. the investigation into what caused her death continues. we're live in worcester this morning, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we're hearing from the wife of a pilot who died on a flight bound for boston. she says it appears he suffered a massive heart attack. let's go to nicole oliverio. she's at logan with more on this story. >> reporter: christa, that wife obviously heart broken over the loss of her husband but she did say he had heart problems and had heart surgery a decade ago. an american airlines flight were phoenix to boston had to make an emergency landing in syracuse. all passengers were told was there was a emergency, a medical situation with the pilot. what passengers didn't know is their captain, 56-year-old michael johnston, died
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>> it's kind of a surreal -- you know, you just feel numb. that's the only way i can explain it. it's like no, this isn't really -- it's not real. >> reporter: the copilot did plane. no passengers were hurt. passengers tell us they didn't know what happened until they reboarded the plane to get to boston. live at logan, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: president obama is withdrawing former mbta general manager beverly scott's nomination to the national transportation safety board. the "herald" reports scott asked to be taken out of consideration for personal reasons. she was nominated in july. she was the one in charge while the agency dealt with several problems this past winter. >> christa: we're learning there have been 54 crashes on the same stretch of track where an amtrak train derailed in vermont. this is data taken since 2006. the vermonter was heading for
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washington, d.c. when it hit rocks on monday morning. seven people were hurt. trains will be out of service in the area several days while the tracks get repaired. >> jadiann: the torrential rainfall in south carolina has come to an end but flooding continues. mandatory evacuations are been ordered. >> christa: the u.s. top general in afghanistan will testify before congress and he's expected to answer tough questions about the bombing of a hospital. it killed 22 people, including doctors and patients. he says afghan troops on the ground ordered the strike. this differed from initial reports that u.s. troops were taking fire. afghan officials say taliban firefighters were shooting from the hospital. the group running the 4079, doctors without borders, say it's not possible because they >> jadiann: convicted killer aaron hernandez is expected to be in court today. murder trial.
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kris anderson is here with details on evidence his lawyers are trying to get tossed out z two big things. first aaron hernandez wants the two murder charges against him to be dropped. attorneys for the former patriots star tight end say there wasn't enough evidence presented to the grand jury to establish probable cause. hernandez's lawyers are also asking evidence taken from his suv be thrown out. they say because officers obtained a search warrant based on statements made by a man who failed a polygraph test. hernandez is accused of shooting and killing two men in the south end in july 2012. investigators say he became upset after they bumped into him in a club causing him to spill his drink. hernandez followed the men out of the nightclub and as they drove away, he eventually shot them. the ex patriot is servinglizing in prison after april when a jury convicted hernandez of killing odin lloyd.
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>> christa: thank you. 13 people still in the hospital after a wild crash at a motor show in mall ata, a porsche spun out of control and slammed into spectators. more than two dozen people were injured. >> before your morning breakfast, general mills issuing a recall and apology. almost 2 million boxes of cheerios and honey nut cheerios cereals are labeled gluten-free but contain wheat. wheat flour got into the oat flour in an isolated incident. it affects cheerios and honey nut cheerios with july use by dates. >> remember this video of a pizza-carrying rat in new york city. we all laughed at it. this little guy was to determined. now someone's getting creative and is taking this theme to the next level.
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just in time for halloween, this is the pizza rat halloween costume. owe my. mini dress, a hood, mouse ears, tail and two pepperoni pizza slices. the entire costume, not cheap. $90 on line. that's not what the mice in someone's house looked like. >> jadiann: you could make that. you could make it cheaper and you could make it more kid friendly. >> christa: yeah. a little bit more -- i don't know. modest? >> jadiann: there's the word. >> jeremy: right now boston at -- [ laughter ] 49. what am i supposed to say? bedford 37. i like pizza. norwood 33. proven provincetown 54. high pressure with us with mostly sunny skies through the day. temps between 65 and 70 this afternoon. a nice fall afternoon. the city around 69, mash head 67. we have more sunshine tomorrow and a holiday weekend forecast coming at us.
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>> christa: i thought for sure he would pick up on the modest mouse theme. >> have a good mor
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