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bill cosby a another accuser steps forward. >> jadiann: good morning to you, everybody, i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. i think that this morning seems a little milder than it was at this time yesterday. >> jadiann: i agree. >> christa: i don't know if ear talking a few degrees. j.r., you have the numbers lined up. >> jeremy: it's about like yesterday. norwood 40 degrees right now. boston 52. nashua 44. hyannis 49. so this morning we do start chilly this morning, jackets and sweaters a good idea. working through the day, like yesterday, that sunshine goes to work and it becomes a nice, mild afternoon. heading for 70 this afternoon. 7:00 this evening, pleasant. temps this evening down near 60. >> christa: now to "fast track traffic." >> rich: like the weather, the drive is pleasant, really nice. we're live on route 1. i don't think you'll see issues
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at all. a live look at downtown. that's very light. even the expressway passes the light test, light traffic. no delays on the t as they get going right now. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you, rich. a state police cruiser hit by an unlicensed driver in boston overnight. the trooper was transporting a prisoner when his car was hit in dorchester. the prisoner was taken to the hospital to be looked at. the driver of the other car will be given a ticket. >> christa: also today, jury selection set to begin in the trial of philip chism today. >> jadiann: the former danvers high school student is accused of raping and killing his math years ago. victoria warren is outside the courthouse with more on the good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this was a case that shocked the entire community two years ago. philip chism now 16 years old will go on trial today. selection.
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looking for jurors who might be sympathetic to arguments about his mental state. at the time chism was just 14 years old, a danvers high school student in the 9th grade and many legal experts say the defense will focus on chism's mental state. he's charged as an adult with first-degree murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery, his victim, colleen ritzer, her body found murdered and raped in woods near the school. all this is starting this morning and the first thing they'll do at salem superior court is jury selection, expected to take a few days. live in salem, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: a new report this morning shows the fight against isis is taking another dangerous turn. "the associated press" reporting the fbi has foiled four plots to sell nuclear material to extremists.
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these sales. >> reporter: good morning to you, these plots all took place over the past five years. february. a smuggler tried to sell cesium, a substance that could contaminate a few city blocks. this is a picture of the substance, as well as the money. the tiny poverty stricken company is the hub of the black market. they have russian ties and are trying to sell radioactive materials to isis extremists. in one conversation a middleman told an informant posing as a buyer he wanted the material used against americans. wiretaps repeatedly exposed plots that targeted the united states. the problem with the sting operations is the king pins always got away.
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lengthy prison sentences and oftentimes returned to nuclear smuggling when released. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: new york's attorney general vecting two fantasy sports sites after accusations insider information helped an employee of draftkings win hundreds of thousands of dollars. nick emmons with the information the ag wants. >> reporter: right now there are two big players in the fantasy sports game. fandual, based in new york, and draftkings, which is based in boston. so the attorney general of new york sent this letter to both companies asking for more information into how employees could possibly get and use advantage over other players. this is the way it works, you pick your players for the work and you can't see other people's rosters until the games begin. the catch is an employee who has access to that data would have an advantage. so the new york attorney general
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wants to know more about how a draftkings employee won $350,000 on rival site fandual. the ag wants a list of employees to input stats and determine a player's fantasy value with the exact policies when it comes to employees playing on rival sites and their rules weapon when it comes to friends and family. fandual and draftkings banned employees from playing. we learned draftkings pulled advertising from espn. espn says it's scaling back on showing ads containing draft king's information. massachusetts attorney general heard from draftkings and is, quote, hearing them out. >> christa: thank you. 5:05. prosecutors say bella bond's mother could face additional charges. rochelle bond telling police her boyfriend killed bella by punching her in the stomach
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until she stopped breathing. the medical examiner has yet to rule on a cause. the body was found in a trash bag on deer island in june. the 40-year-old bond has pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact. michael mccarthy is charged with the murder. >> jadiann: dulles airport says they'll install nursing stations next year after a newtown mother says she was told she could pump her breast milk in a room where pets go to the bathroom. liz cooper took to twitter. she asked if she could use the club area but she refused because she wasn't a club member. she left the pet relief area as her only option. >> when i told her that was gross and unsanitary, she said i don't know what else to tell you. i was horrified, that's where dogs go to the bathroom, not where best feeding moms pump milk that are babies are going
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>> united airlines issued an apology saying they were sorry they couldn't provide more suitable accommodation. >> a breach in a south carolina waterway is threatening to cut off the city's water apply for thousands of people. another dam outside of columbia has also breached now bringing the number of dam failures to 11. yesterday sunshine gave a lot of people in the area really their first chance to see all the damage left behind. communities gathered together and they were carrying whatever they could from their salvaged and waterlogged homes. hundreds of people are volunteering to stock and dispense drinking water and set up shelters in the hardest hit regions. the heavy rainfall soaked the carolinas with a total of 11 trillion gallons of water. that's enough water to fill 636 million swimming pools. it's also the exact amount that would be needed to get the state
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of california out of the drought. officials estimate that all the damage will cost billions of dollars to repair. >> jadiann: a new accuser filing a lawsuit against bill cosby claiming he sexually assaulted her. chloe goings says he gave her a drink that made her sick and inappropriately touched her. she says she suffered mental anguish and dignity. coming up friday night on dateline for the first time in one room, nearly 30 women who have accused bill cosby of sexually assaulting them will speak out. you can watch it at 9:00 here on 7 nbc. >> christa: a u.s. general says an attack on a hospital in afghanistan it week was a mistake. john campbell went before congress. the attack that left 22 people dead is sparking so much
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borders is demanding answers. the military, justice department, nato and afghan government are all investigating. >> the decision to provide aerial fire was a u.s. decision made within the u.s. chain of command. a hospital was mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a medical facility. >> christa: the u.s. has yet to say what led them to mistakenly bomb that hospital. >> jadiann: now to voice your choice, the gloves coming off between jeb bush and marco rubio. >> christa: in a campaign event in iowa, bush called rubio out for his poor attendance record. >> we should cut the pay of elected officials who don't show up to work. i don't know about you but this idea that somehow voting isn't important, what are they supposed to do?
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hearings and vote. >> rubio has been a no-show for 42% of the votes. since running for the white house he he said he canceled them for going to congress to vote on legislation. >> jadiann: joe biden says he didn't leak his son's dying wish for him to run to president. biden spokesperson denied the report calling it offensive and false. >> christa: we're just getting started. ahead, an outpour of love and support for the maritime grads onboard a ship that was lost at sea. >> jadiann: a mac and cheese meltdown. a viral video shows a connecticut college student losing it in the school's cafeteria. >> christa: the "boston globies" taking place. which athlete is making room for a new award.
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the rating scale for good days, 1-10, i'm giving yesterday 9.5. >> jadiann: wow. that's hard to beat. that is hard to beat. >> christa: i like the mock surprise. wow. >> jadiann: that's up there, j.r. >> jeremy: why didn't you take it to 11? we can do that. >> christa: the scale for 11 or do you want me to have it break the 10 mark. >> jadiann: it's mind-blowing. >> christa: you needs to always have room for improvement. >> jeremy: here we go again. we'll try to get to 11 today. we can do that. fantastic day. mostly sunny skies. temps near 70. a few showers on friday but not a washout.
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them out of here for the holiday weekend. looking great. right now, chilly once again. boston at 52, norwood 40 degrees. bedford 42. fitchburg 48. new bedford 48. it's an early morning thing. i think we can get rid of the early morning chill quickly. high pressure and sunshine with a few high clouds will go to work and warm things up. temps this afternoon, upper 60s to around 70. here's a cool front on the weather map this morning draped along the u.s. canadian border coming into new england tonight with very little fanfare. tomorrow afternoon a little bit cooler compared to this afternoon. another sign of fall. cool fronts are coming at us with greater frequency. anoter cool front friday afternoon. that one will generate a lot of clouds and scattering of showers friday afternoon and friday evening. despite clouds and risk of showers on friday, it's relatively mild with upper 60s.
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showers friday afternoon and friday night. most towns less than a third of an inch. today, lots of sunshine. 66 to 72. boston this afternoon around 71. scituate 70 degrees, attleboro 72, merrimack valley, upper 60s to around 70. fitchburg 67, on the cape and the islands, chatham 65, nantucket 66. tonight mostly clear, chilly, lows in the 40s to low 50s. tomorrow lots of sunshine. cooler tomorrow afternoon. again, that's the cool front doing its thing. low 70s today. low 60s tomorrow which actually is closer to normal. our normal high is 65. we're above that today. and then tomorrow, reality check. but it's thursday. temps tomorrow afternoon, boston 63. plymouth 60 degrees. your 7on7 forecast, saturday and sunday, partly to mostly sunny skies. and monday, columbus day, there is columbus right there if you
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he's on the santa maria. monday low 70s. see you in a bit. >> jadiann: thank you, j.r. a dangerous drive caught on camera in astrals. a man drove his car into the ocean. he drove straight into the water. the man climbed from the vehicle. the two officers pulled him from the surf to arrest him. >> christa: now a food fight. this one is extreme. a university of connecticut student faces criminal charges after a profancy laced tirade and shoving match with a dining hall manager who refused to serve a student. apparently he was drunk at the time. i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: he just really wanted that mac and cheese. and this has gone viral. video of his arrest has been viewed on line more than a million times over the past two days.
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bacon, az. >> an alterraller indication offer mac and cheese. luke demanded it from workers in the student union. >> i was two spots behind the line in the mac and cheese line so the kid had a beer and they confiscated it from him. that's when it started. >> the video shows the 19-year-old pushing the manager and swearing at him. the employee eventually wrestled him to the ground before police arrive. an officer took him away. he appeared to spit on the manager. he was denied service because he had been drinking alcohol in the building. many weren't pleased with gade's action. but one student says their no complaints when it comes to the quality of the mac and cheese. >> amazing. and i almost understand why he was upset that he didn't get his mac and cheese, yes.
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the student transferred to uconn from umass. he was arrested twice. he faces charges of breach of peace and criminal trespassing. he's due back in court on tuesday. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: okay. i don't know. kids these days. up next on 7news, honoring new england's biggest sports stars. who is waking up a winner this morning after the globies. the "boston globe"'s inaugural sports award show. >> christa: we'll tell you the items to add to your grocery list that cold and flu season. >> jadiann: we're bringing back our class act segment. if you know a student between 6 and 12th grade doing something
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>> jeremy: good morning, right now boston 52. norwood 40 degrees. the numbers, a couple degrees warmer than yesterday at this time but i still think jackets and sweaters not a bad idea early on. business travel across the united states, chicago dry. atlanta dry. disney world dry. denver dry. the left coast, except for seattle, dry. settle plan on rain, temps in the 60s. good morning. big, physical, game-changer. those are words used to describe rob gronkowski but they could also describe dallas tight end jason whitten. just ask bill belichick. the patriots set to face the cowboys without tony romo and dez bryant. the offense can be dangerous thanks to their security blanket in the end zone.
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the ten time pro bowler is always a threat. >> he's a solid all-around-player. you know, one of the premiere tight ends in the league. situations. he does a great job for them in the running game and makes big, clutch plays. they have a lot of confidence in him. >> good news for the bruins, zdeno chara taking part in full team practice for the first time since an upper body injury on september 24. he skated alone the past few weeks but yesterday a full miller. night. the celtics, taking on milan. david lee with the pick and roll. he had 13 points and seven boards.
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with olynyk, celtics roll to a 124-91 win. the celtics back in action in spain to take on madrid. that's sports, i'm joe amorosino, have a great day. >> jadiann: the yankees have to wait at least another year for the 28th world series. new york was shut out at home in the wild card game. dallas silenced the yankees. houston won 3-0. >> the "boston globe" presenting the globy awards honoring top new england athletes for accomplishments in games and also in their communities. tom brady didn't attend but he let the way collecting six awards, including athlete of the year and mvp. david ortiz, julian edelman, rob gronkowski among the other big
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and to no one's surprise, gronk enjoyed the event. >> it's very special coming here, having a blast. especially in the city of boston. the fans embrace us as sports players. unbelievable. it's great to give back, come here, get awards and have a great time too. >> christa: brady wasn't the only one receiving several awards last night. bill belichick, malcolm butler and the providence friars hockey team took home a pair. what a powerhouse group. >> jadiann: coming up, going to battle. the legal step a las vegas casino developer is taking against boston officials. >> reporter: we're live in winthrop. the town holding out hope they'll find a local man out at sea. >> christa: also, local students trying to teach school leaders a lesson.
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right now at 5:30. prayers and hope. friends honoring two mass maritime grads onboard a ship lost at sea. >> i didn't want to die in the truck. i thought the truck was going to catch on fire. >> christa: a dangerous drive down a busy highway that gets caught on camera. >> jadiann: a college student loses her i.d. but ends up in the middle of an unforgot story involving an oscar-winning actor. >> christa: i love that story. it's kind of like good deeds paid back because this guy lost his wallet a while ago. >> you have to stick around and wait for that story. >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's wednesday so we're marking the midway point in the week, which is always nice. >> jadiann: made it this far. >> christa: holiday weekend coming up. >> jadiann: oh, yay. people not in our business do
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get that day off. what did you say, j.r., you have a graphic? >> jeremy: the pint ata and the nina. thank you very much. good times ahead, everybody. also this morning. christa and jadiann, about a half hour ago, said it feels warmer to us. i was like let's do the math. metro boston is about three degrees warmer than yesterday. on the cape and the islands, it's nearly 10 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. depends where you are. for some of you, it is milder than yesterday. others it's colder. you get the gist here. 40s to around 50. jackets and sweaters a great idea for a couple hours. working through the day, mostly sunny skies. a nice warm afternoon. >> christa: let's go to "fast track traffic." here's rich kirkland with us this morning. >> rich: hi. well. we're live on the turnpike but
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all that good. what about the expressway? that's always a problem. not right now it's not. that whole ride around the area is pretty good. i had a chance to check out 128 out of beverly southbound to burlington. the t says no problems here. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. 5:31. 52 degrees. a check of your top stories, jury selection set to begin today in the trial of the danvers teen accused of killing his teacher. philip chism was 14 years old when he killed 24-year-old colleen ritzer inside danvers high school in 2013. he'll be tried as an adult. his attorneys plan to use a mental health defense. new york's attorney general investigating draftkings and fandual, the top companies in fantasy sports. he sent a letter tuesday asking for information about employees who may have used inside information to gain an unfair advantage. the "new york times" reported an
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draftkings admitted to releasing confidential data before winning $350,000 on rival fandual. also, new report this morning shows the fight against turn. "the associated press" reports the fbi foiled four plots to sell nuclear material to extremists. a middle man told an informant he wanted to use the material against americans. wiretaps also repeatedly exposed plots that targeted the u.s. >> jadiann: developing now, the coast guard out overnight looking for the american cargo ship which disappeared during hurricane joaquin. as the search continues, a local community is praying for the men and women onboard the el faro. nicole oliverio is in winthrop with that story. >> reporter: good morning. we know two of those men are local. one living here in winthrop and
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say prayers and hope for a safe return. >> cheers to keith. >> cheers. >> winthrop toasts a friend, former classmate and athlete, keith griffin. >> he told me how excited he was about the wife being pregnant. this is killing me. it hasn't hit me yet that keith is out there lost. >> friends far from where federal investigators are searching for griffin. a crew member aboard the sunken cargo ship, el faro. >> if there's any one of us that could survive a hurricane and survive, it's keith griffin. everyone it testify to that. >> el faro sunk in the bahamas five days ago but griffin's hometown holds out hope he'll be found alive and will reunite with his pregnant life. >> he will not give up. with his last ounce of breath he'll fight to get back. >> candles and prayers not just for griffin but jeffrey mathias
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his family saying: >> the national transportation board expects to continue searching for another 7 to 10 days. >> there have been questions from family members about why the ship set sail in lights of the storm. and that is one of the aspects of our investigation. >> reporter: the coast guard was searching overnight. they tell us they had three cutters on the water. nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: in worcester, police arresting 16 gang members tuesday and pulled eight weapons off the streets, including the guns here. five of those gang members were either suspects or victims of gun violence in the city this year. the fbi and d.e.a. joining state and local police in the investigation that began this past summer. a man from keene, new hampshire facing animal cruelty charges after police say he killed a dog that tried to go to the bathroom
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police say 55-year-old toby tousley picked the 17-year-old pekingese chihuahua mix to death when the dog wouldn't leave the yard. he was released on $1,000 bail. >> jadiann: also this morning, students at a brookline middle school ditching class and rallying in support of their teach. 8th grade teacher larry chen was fired for allegedly saying bs, but the full word, to some high school students. another teacher overheard it, reported it and chen was let go. but students say the punishment was to harsh and they want him back in the classroom. >> i understand the teacher getting like talked to about this, because it's still middle school but still, if you walk through an eighth grade hallway, all you hear is swear words so a teacher being suspended for that seems like a really bad reason. >> mr. chen met with the school superintendent, although it's
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unclear what the outcome of that meeting will be. a judge has not ruled on a pair of requests made by attorneys for convicted murderer aaron hernandez. the former patriots tight end is accused of killing two men in the south end three years ago. defense lawyers want the judge to toss out evidence, including hernandez's car and testimony. the car was illegally seized add bradley claimed hernandez shot him seven months after the murder. jury selection begins in january. >> christa: casino developer steve wynn filed a liable lawsuit as he continues to battle officials in boston over a proposed casino in everett. according to the globe, wynn is suing unidentified defendants who defamed his company by releasing subpoenas to the media. wynn claims the subpoenas spread lies meant to damage him and his company. >> jadiann: ahead on 7news, closing the deal. if you're a buyer trying to save money, we have the magic day to buy a home.
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plus the worst months to put your home on the marketing. >> christa: it's getting much closer to cold and flu season. if you're thinking of skipping that shot, a couple of financial reasons that may make you rethink that decision. >> jadiann: a cover controversy surrounding the kardashian. why so many people are upset about a magazine caption featuring the reality stars. >> jeremy: chilly this morning and a mild fall day. mostly sunny skies. temps come out of the 40s this
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5:14 on a wednesday. here's a look at what's trending. the cover of cosmo's november issue has a lot of people angry this morning. the magazine's 50th 50th anniversary addition features chris jenner and all five of her famous daughters with the words america's first family. since the cover was released social media lit up with complaints about the title with many people suggesting the country already has a first family. the obamas.
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bond. a cheetah and dog have become the best of pals. the zoo adopted the which cheetah cub mother. after paired with the dog they're inseparable. they seem to not go a minute toys and playing. >> i love that one. >> chuck e cheese targeting moms because the chain knows she's the one who decides where a kid can be a kid. the company is hoping to win them over by testing lattes, cappuccinos, beer and wine options, the average child wants to visit once a month but parents, only three times a year, it is kind of overload but a great place to go when it's rainy and your kids have to get out some energy. >> jadiann: you have to take them somewhere. i have a lot of memories of chuck e. cheese.
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>> christa: did you have a favorite game? >> the plastic balls, you couldn't get me out of them. >> christa: the ball pit. you need to build one in your house. >> jadiann: we've got a lot to get to. everything you need to know and go next. fighting the flu at the grocery store. the four items you'll want to add to your list to help you fight the causing and sneezing. >> reporter: jury selection begins today in the murder trial of a teenager, accused of
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here we go, it's 5:46. jeremy reiner is running over to the weather wall to bring you the forecast. we got headlines. >> jadiann: that's right. everything you need to know and go starting off with j.r. >> jeremy: doing okay at the big old green wall. boston at 52. norwood 40 degrees. bedford 42. jackets and sweaters a good idea this morning. but like yesterday, fantastic fall day. mostly sunny skies. few high clouds at times. eventually this cool front here will sweep through new england tonight and tomorrow morning. so if you can't get out and enjoy 60s and 70s, they'll fade by tomorrow. this afternoon, boston 71. lakeville 71. dracut 70. raymond 68. jadiann was asking is this our
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last mild day? no way, jose, we could squeak out warm days into november and december. chatham 65. in fact we don't have to wait. by the end of the holiday weekend, columbus day, the numbers start to climb. tonight mostly clear, cool, 40s to around 50. tomorrow, a little cooler but the normal high this time of year is 65. so above normal today. tomorrow, the numbers close are to normal, a little bit below. boston 63. worcester 59 tomorrow and jaffrey 59. that's cool front number one tomorrow. there's another one on the way for friday. this one has a little bit more gusto. it will generate a lot of clouds friday. a scattering of showers very late in the day on friday. friday evening, but no signature precipitation. a 60% chance of showers with most towns less than a third of
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then it's gone for the holiday weekend. mountains and lakes region, camping,s hiking, leaf-peeping, awesome all three-day up north and west. the other direction, the cape and the islands, partly to mostly sunny skies saturday, sunday and monday with temps running in the 60s. your 7on7 forecast, friday, middle and upper 60s. saturday and sunday upper 60s, monday, a warmup. low 70s on columbus day. >> jadiann: thank you, j.r. let's go over to rich kirkland. >> rich: good morning. we're on the map showing the word of a crash in canton on the northbound side of route 95 at route 128. there's no big backup yet. less than a mile on 95 northbound trying to get on to route 128. i'll watch that for you. it just happened. the highways are pretty good. 93, that's a good ride out of new hampshire all the way downtown a look at the turnpike, white lights coming at you. for everybody, i mean everybody, it's a good ride. even the expressway's not bad.
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rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: jury selection is set to begin in the trial of church chism. >> christa: the former danvers high school student of accused of raping and killing colleen ritzer two years ago. let's go to victoria warren preview. this case shocked the entire community when it happened two years ago. today the murder trial against philip chism begins. it starts with jury selection and his defense attorneys will likely look for jurors who might be sympathetic to arguments about chism's mental state. so philip chism at the time of this was only 14 years old. student. he's in the ninth grade. many legal experts say the defense will like lie focus a lot on what chism's mental state was. he is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, aggravated
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the victim, his teacher, colleen ritzer, her body was found murdered and raped in woods near the high school. jury selection begins today. jury selection is expected to take at a few days. they need 12 jurors, four alternates and estimate the trial should take four to six-weeks. live in salem, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: a man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a tewksbury grocery store and a chelmsford bank in the same day. jason o'doherty is charges with both robberies. police arrested two others they believe were involved in the robbery, no one was hurt in either one. >> christa: a wrong turn leads to travel trouble in boston. witnesses say a truck driver turned down a narrow one-way street in the fenway neighborhood going the wrong direction. the truck blocked traffic and another driver says that it took over a mirror on his car. police took the truck driver into custody but they're not commenting on the charges.
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another person who was in the truck say they were forced to take the turn because the area was too narrow for them to make the correct turn. >> jadiann: new details on the college massacre in oregon. ed the mother of the gunman wrote about guns and autism on on line posting. >> christa: laurel harper rote about her passion for firearms in an online discussion board about three years ago. in another positive nine years ago she revealed her son has as burgers syndrome. studies show no link between as burgers and violence. he had 13 guns in his possession after killing nine people. >> jadiann: across the country a florida teen is on life support after being set on fire in what police call a facebook fire challenge. the boy suffered serious burns when another teen drenched his clothes with alcohol and lit him on fire. investigators say the whole thing started as a challenge.
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neighbors who saw and heard what happened are horrified. >> i heard screaming, so we came out the house and you can literally see smoke and you can smell him, like he was burning. and he was just screaming for somebody to help him. it makes it even more scary knowing it was a fire challenge that's going on facebook. i think that parents need to pay more attention to their children. >> police say that since the victim asked to be set on fire as part of the challenge, no charges have been filed. the driver of a semi truck that flipped over on a michigan highway says he is lucky to to be alive. dramatic police video shows a white chevrolet cut in front of the vehicle. you can see it there. the car then hits the truck's cab sending it out of control before it overturns and crashes on to the median. it's a wild ride. police are looking for the driver of the white sedan who drove off after causing the crash.
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today, congress set to hold a hearing on drones and aviation safety. members of the house transportation infrastructure committee want to determine if drones and other unmanned aircraft pose a safety risk for planes and helicopters. the faa's deputy administrator and president of the airline pilot association are among those scheduled to testify. auto safety also on the agenda in washington today. the department of transportation is set to unveil a new program aimed at educating drivers about the technology in their cars. research shows some drivers are unsure about all the new technology. the campaign is called my car does what? as part of the program, a website will offer video and graphics to educate motorists. >> jadiann: on 7 health cast, flu season is here and every year americans are paying the price for it. according to the cds, $10.4 billion is directed toward medical expenses for fighting the flu every year. medical bills can be
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particularly costly when it comes to young children to doctors say are the most likely to become infected. luckily for kids and adults there are ways to fight the flu besides the shot. live cultures in yogurt can prevent colds. mushrooms show promise in boosting immunity. water and other fluids wash away a cold. and hot peppers and spices clear the sinuses. >> christa: if you've been thinking about buying a house, we have expert advice on how to get the most bang for your buck. the single best day of the year to buy a home is tomorrow. i think we're seeing more about the neiman marcus christmas catalog that just got released. this study looked at millions of home sales over is a years. they found housing deals that closed on october 8th sold for an average of 11% below the estimated market value.
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lowest in october but also february, july, december and january are the next best months to score a bargain. according to the study, april is the worst month to close on a house. but if you're a seller, that's the month for you clearly. now, to neiman marcus. it's fun every year to see this catalog. 77 shopping days until christmas so they released the christmas book. the fantasy gifts are probably out of reach for most of us. they raining from $10 to $400,000 and this year's big gift is a huge interactive mirror that lets you get personalized style recommendations. like mirror, mirror on the wall. >> jadiann: wow. welcome to the 21st century. topping the buzz, tom hanks tries to lend a helping hand to a college student in new york. he found a student's i.d. yesterday and took to social her.
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card saying, if the student, lauren, still needs it, his office will get it back to her. it comes a few months after a man in new york found hank's credit card and returned it. >> christa: karma. >> jadiann: you do the weather. i'm making my wish list. >> christa: for neiman marcus -- [ laughter ] , don't forget, you need to buy
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>> a teen on trial accused of killing his teacher inside danvers high school. what the defense is expected to argue.
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fight against isis. nuclear material they're trying to get ahold of. >> fantasy sports sites under fire. >> jadiann: a breast feeding mother told to pump where dogs go to the bathroom. >> i was horrified. >> the apology she's gets and the lesson she hopes is learned. >> christa: a fight over food. >> oh my god. >> a new england student's rage over mac and cheese goes viral. food fight to the extreme coming your way at 6:00 a.m. good morning to you, i'm christa delcamp. >> jadiann: i'm jadiann thompson. i hope you're having a great wednesday. you know, it's that time in the week to realize the weekend's almost here. we're all going to be okay. >> christa: halfway there. i like the pep talk. sometimes you don't feel like you're going to make it on tuesday. >> jeremy: i had tacos last night so i got through last evening. boston 3 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time.
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hyannis 6 degrees colder than yesterday at this point. 40s and 50s, the city 52. norwood 41. so there are cold pockets of air early this morning. like yesterday morning, the sunshine goes to work and, whoo, we nerf that chill in the air. temps this afternoon close to 70. a nice fall day this afternoon. 7:00 this evening, pleasant, mostly clear. near 60. >> jadiann: time for "fast track traffic." let's get over and see how folks are handling the roads. >> rich: jadiann, it's pretty good. we're live on route 1, a pretty good ride on route is southbound. nearby 93 slows but only at 495 and a little bit more at route 128. pretty good ride. that's downtown. filling in rapidly. we'll keep a watch on that. the leverett down ramp will back up the tobin bridge. the tobin, white lights coming at you. kahnton, a crash on 95 northbound by route 128 but that's out of the way. not much backup.
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the t says on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thanks. new this morning, a state police cruiser hit by an unlicensed driver in boston overnight. the trooper was transporting a prisoner when his car was hit at columbia circle in dorchester. the prisoner of taken to the hospital to be looked at. the driver of the other car will be given a ticket. >> christa: happening today, the 16-year-old accused of murdering his teacher in danvers high school heads to trial today. this was a vicious crime that hit that community two years ago. >> jadiann: now the family of the victim, colleen ritzer, is hoping to get some justice here. victoria warren is live for us outside the courthouse in salem with more. >> reporter: good morning. this crime shocked the entire community two years ago when it happened. today the murder trial against philip chism just 16 years old begins. his defense attorneys will start with jury selection look like looking for jurors sympathetic to arguments about chism's
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this all happened in danvers. at the time of the murder chism was just 14. a danvers high school student in the ninth grade. many legal experts say the defense will likely focus on chism's mental state. sees charged as an adult with first-degree murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery. the victim his math teacher, colleen colleen ritzer, well-liked by students. prosecutors say chism killed her in a school bath rook stabbing her 16 times then putting her body in a bin so he could dump it in the woods. he pleaded not guilty to the charges. for the jury selection they need 12 jurors. they need four alternates. it's expected to take several days just to get the jury picked out and then after that jury selection is finished, the trial itself is expected to last four to six weeks. live in salem, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england."
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>> christa: very serious and troubling information this isis. "the associated press" reports the group has come close to buying nuclear material. but their plans were foiled by the fbi. >> reporter: these plots took place over the past five years. february. a smuggler tried to sell cesium, used in dirty bombs. it was enough that it could contaminate several city blocks. that's a picture of the substance as well as the money used to buy it. police arrested a man in connection with the bust that took place in moldova, the poverty stricken country believed to be the hub of the black market. the criminals have russian ties and they're trying to sell radioactive materials specifically to isis extremists. during one conversation a middleman told an informant posing as a buyer he wanted the material used against americans. wiretaps repeatedly exposed
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plots that targeted the united states. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: new details in the scandal surrounding fantasy sports sites. nick emmons is live with the new investigation into draftkings and fandual. >> the two main players in these fantasy sports sites are fandual, based in new york, and draftkings, based here in boston. the new york attorney general sent this letter to both companies asking for information to see if that's possible information that employees could get their hands on that would give them an unfair advantage over other players. here's how it works. you pick your players for the week. you can't see other people's rosters until the real games begin. the catch is an employee who has access to that data has an advantage. so the new york attorney general wants to know more about how it draft kings employee won $350,000 on rival site fandual
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he wants a list of employees to input stats and determine a player's fantasy value along with the exact policies when it comes to employees playing on rival sites and their rules when it comes to friends and family playing. so fandual and draft king banned employees from playing in ochocinco other's lesion. draftkings pulled advertising from espn until they decide otherwise. espn also says it has reduced advertising of draftkings commercials. the mass attorney general was contacted by draftkings and the attorney general says he's, quote, hearing them out. live in boston, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: bell l.a. >> bond bond's mother, rochelle, pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact in her daughter's death.
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additional charges could come. bond's boyfriend, michael mccarthy, is charged had the little girl's mother. bond telling police mccarthy killed bella by punching her in the symptom. the medical examiner has yet to rule on a cause of death. >> jadiann: united airlines issuing an apology after a newtown mother was told she could pump her breast milk in a room where pets are supposed to go to the bathroom. liz cooper took to twitter stunned by the recommendation at washington ace dulles airport. she asked if she could use the club area but they refused since she wasn't a member. that left the pet relief area as her only option. >> i told her it was gross and unsanitariy and she said i don't know what else to tell you. i was horrified. that's where dogs go to the bathroom, nowhere breast feeding moms pump their milk that
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>> they said they would install nursing stations by next year. >> christa: south carolina seeing the first rays of sun in days after historic rainfall. in the past week, 11 trillion gallons of water fell between north and south carolina leaving water levels at record highs. more than a half dozen dams are in danger of giving way. 11 already breached. yesterday sunshine gave people the first chance to see the damage. communities gathered together carrying whatever they could salvage from waterlogged homes. hundreds of people are volunteering to stock and dispense drinking water and set up shelters in hard hit areas. >> jadiann: doctors without borders is calling for an independent fact finding mission into a u.s. air strike that killed 22 people in a hospital in afghanistan. jen john camp. >> the military just department,
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military are investigating. >> the decision to provide aerial fires was a u.s. decision made within the u.s. chain of command. a hospital was many -- mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. >> the u.s. has yet to say what led them to mistakenly hitting the hospital. a new accuser filing a lawsuit against bill cosby claiming the comedian assaulted her. chloe goings was 17 when cosby mansion. he then inappropriately touched her. her lawyer says a statute of limitations doesn't exit exist because of a provision that allows victims under age to sue turn 18. >> we did not ask for these attacks and these attacks are not our fault. this has gone on long enough. it's time bill cosby is held
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>> the model says she suffered mental anguish, loss of self-esteem and dignity. >> christa: it's coming up on 6:10. controversial comments from a presidential candidate. why ben carson is under fire. >> jadiann: a confrontation in a college cafeteria. a new england student's mac and cheese meld down lands him in han cuffs. >> christa: boston sports starts together in the house of blues. the new winners of an award. >> jeremy: chilly a couple of hours this morning and then a nice mild afternoon. we're going to make a run at 70 and flirt with 70 for a few hours today. >> rich: well, the weather might be mild. i'll tell you, the traffic right
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time to rise and shine on a wednesday. thank you for sending this shot from the westin tolls. it's really a beautiful sunrise. we love seeing our sunrise photos. keep 'em.coming. >> jadiann: absolutely. we want to see how you start your day. send us rise and shine pictures to rise and shine at whdh.com or tweet us with the hash tag #riseandshineon7. >> i don't usually like repeats but one of yesterday would be great. >> jadiann: rewind and play again. >> jeremy: absolutely. we're going to do that for you. fantastic day. mostly sunny skies. cool this morning and then nice and mild this afternoon. tomorrow we're dry but cooler. a few showers on friday afternoon. that's a cool front. but at this time the holiday weekend looking good. right now boston 52.
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plymouth 46. worcester 48. notice bedford and norwood doing their thing. the cool spots. so jackets and sweaters early this morning but partly to mostly sunny skies for the day. high pressure is with us through the day. there's a cool front draped along the u.s. canadian border. our next weather system that will sneak into new england tonight and tomorrow morning. sometimes the fronts make a lot of noise with clouds, showers and storms. other times like tonight it will just tiptoe through new england. a little bit cooler tomorrow. today, wednesday, humble day -- hump day looking good. boston 71, plymouth 70. beverly 70 degrees. worcester hills, the colors in the trees coming on strong. perfect timing as we roll toward the columbus holiday weekend. fitchburg 67. cape and the islands, mashpee 66, nantucket 66. pollen count moderate category and mold spores down into the low category. tonight, mostly clear.
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40s and 50s. similar to where we are now. the difference will be tomorrow where we have lots of sunshine but noticeably cooler. normal. normal high is 65. we'll be around 70. tomorrow upper 50s in the worcester hills and lower 60s metro boston. the city around 63. that's cool front number one. another cool front, another sign of fall, when fronts come at us with greater frequency. this front on friday afternoon will generate a couple scattered showers. nothing significant, long lasting or widespread. and most importantly, the timing, is zips along. it's out are here for the holiday weekend. mountains and lakes region, saturday, sunday and columbus day, partly to mostly sunny skies. 50s to 60s. same on the cape and the islands. saturday, morning clouds, otherwise sunny skies. early next week there may be a
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>> christa: let's go to "fast track traffic" next up. rich kirkland, what do you have? >> rich: we're live in burlington with sky 7. 128. that's pretty light traffic. the route 128 ride right now, beverly south, braintree north, we like to say is in good shape. the expressway is not. about a 20, 25 minute ride one end to the other. turnpike is wide open as is 495 and most of 93. but that's filling in rapidly. the t, they're doing all right. no delays. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we have frantic moments in florida here when a couple is attacked by a bear walking their dog. you can hear the man's wife clearly panicked. she describes a terrifying encounter. >> my husband was on the ground and the bear was on him. i was at the door screaming at the bear and stomping and waving
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the bear finally went away. >> he killed the dog and came after me. i just barely got away. >> the couple got away but tear dog died. officials set traps with hopes of capturing that bear. >> jadiann: a food fight at a college cafeteria goes viral. an apparent drunk student arrested. us understand what happened here. >> he just really, really wanted that mac and cheese. this video has gone viral. it has been viewed on line more than a million times over the past two days. >> just give me some [ bleep ] jalapeno mac and cheese. >> a altercation over bacon jalapeno mac and cheese, luke gade demanded it sunday night.
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the kid had a beer and they confiscated it. that's when it started. >> the video shows the 19-year-old pushing the manager and swearing at him. employee wrestled him to the ground before police arrived while an officer took him away. manager. he was denied service because he building. many weren't pleased with gade's action. no complaints when it comes to the quality of the mac and cheese. >> amazing. i almost understand why he was upset that he distribute didn't get his mac and cheese. >> apparently it's very good mac and cheese. the student transferred from uconn to umass. gade faces charges of breach of peace and criminal trespassing. >> christa: we all get cravings. this takes it to the next level. wow.
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just ahead, more on the outpouring of love and support for the two mass maritime grads onboard a ship lost at sea. >> jadiann: casino mogul steve wynn playing hard ball with boston officials. >> christa: see boston sports stars taking home hardware as a new award show last night. we want to remind you that now that school's back in session we're excited to bring back our class act seg. if you know a student or group of students who deserve to be recognized, you can nominate them on line at whdh.com., let us know.
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and sunshine. beautiful sunrise. temps at this time where you hyannis 50. norwood now down to 37. there are those clouds. they scoot out of here during the morning hours so a nice day. school bell forecast. kids need jackets and sweaters but they'll come at you with please, let me wear shorts. temps at lunchtime, outdoor recess upper 60s. 70s. >> jadiann: the yankees have to wait at least another year for the 28th world series title. new york was shut out at home by houston in the al wild card game. astros ace dallas kayakle silenced the yankees. houston won 3-0. the astros take on the royals in the american league division series. the nl wild card game is tonight with the pirates hosting the cubs with the winner
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chicago hasn't been in the postseason since 2008 and of course the team hasn't won a world championship since 1908. >> christa: the bruins open the season hosting the winnipeg jets. we don't know if zdeno chara will be playing but he took part in his first team practice since suffering an upper body injury last month. before the new season, center patrice bergeron was honored for his play last season, winning the bruins mvp at the "boston globe" inaugural globy awards, honoring for accomplishments in the games. david ortiz was honored as red sox mvp. rob gronkowski, great night for him. tom brady didn't attend but took home six awards, fan favorite julian edelman was named the unsung hero.
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home the award for best quote after pushing an opposing player out of bounds saying i kicked him out of club. >> it's special, coming here, having a blast in the city of boston. the fans embrace us as sports players unbelievable so it's great to give back. some here, get awards and have a great time. >> you remember this little guy, liam fitzgerald who gained fame as the fist pump kid, he was honored as the most inspirational fan. he has down's syndrome and was diagnosed with leukemia. he's completed his treatments. he looked dapper. the love the tiny suit he was wearing. >> jadiann: so tiny next to those big players. what a winner he is. >> christa: exciting night. >> jadiann: still ahead, local students show support for their fired teacher. they take their fight all the way to town hall. >> christa: we have the latest on a toddler tragedy that
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happened in maine that may be linked to a local family event. we'll have the latest. >> reporter: we're live in winthrop, the latest on the search for the missing cargo ship and what the town is doing
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new developments in the ship lost at sea. what the cargo company is saying about venturing into a hurricane while family and friends pray for new englanders onboard. >> jadiann: a toddler tragedy. a boy contracts a deadly illness at a family event in maine. >> storming out of school. students at brookline fight to save a teacher's job. >> i would not stand there and let him shoot me. >> the presidential candidate's stand on gun control today. good morning, everyone. i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp.
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new england weather machine. >> jadiann: what i've learned is it is dicey. it can go either way any way any time it wants. >> christa: it's got a mind of unpredictable. >> jeremy: anytime you want to trade shoes, let me know. boston 52. i'm learning as we go as well. i grew up here. nashua 43. high pressure is with us through the day. now, there are a few high clouds that will skidaddle out of here the next couple hours. mostly sunny skies. temps this afternoon near 70. above normal. 7:00 this evening, pleasant, near 60. boston 71. framingham 72, attleboro 72. also on the map along with high pressure is a little cool front. that will put it into our 70-degree weather tomorrow. we will talk more about that and your holiday weekend forecast in 15 minutes. >> jadiann: time for "fast track traffic."
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we're live on the turnpike with sky 7, winging our way webb westbound on the turnpike. a crash at the framingham rest area and traffic is backed up beyond 495. we'll keep an eye on that situation. the crash has traffic backed up almost 3 miles. the expressway bumper-to-bumper one end to the other but a breakdown in back of us it letting up traffic. no big time delays on route 93 but it's slowing down quite a bit downtown. the t says so far, so good. they're on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. let's check your top stories. jury selection begins today in the trial of the teen accused of killing his teacher. philip chism was just 14 years old when authorities say he killed 24-year-old colleen ritzer inside danvers high school in 2013. he'll be tried as an adult. his attorneys plan to use a mental health defense. new york's attorney general investigating draftkings and
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daily on line fantasy sports, asking for information about employees to used inside information to gain an advantage. an employee at draftkings reportedly used confidential data to win $350,000 on the rival site fandual. new report out this morning finds isis is trying to buy nuclear materials. "the associated press" reporting the fbi has foiled four plots to sell nuclear materials to extremists. >> jadiann: developing now, the coast guard out overnight looking for the crew of that american cargo ship which disappeared during hurricane joaquin. the coast guard is considering a time frame to now stop the search but for now, it continues. a local community is coming together to pray for the men and women onboard the el faro. nicole oliverio is in winthrop with the very latest for us this morning. >> reporter: one of the men who was among the missing is right here from winthrop. dozes of people came out last
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night with candles and prayers hoping he'll still be found safe. >> cheers to keith. >> winthrop toast as friend, former classmate and athlete griffin keith griffin. >> he told me how excited he was about his wife being pregnant. it hasn't hit me yet that keith is lost. >> friends far from where federal investigators are searching. a crew member aboard the sunken cargo ship el faro. >> if there's any one of us who could swim out of a hurricane, it's keith griffin. everyone can testified to that. >> el faro sunk in the bahamas five days ago but griffin's hometown holds out hope he'll be found alive and reunite with his pregnant wife. >> he's not going to give up, with his last ounce of breath he'll fight to get back. i hope they find him. >> the candles and prayers not just for griffin but also for jeffrey mathias of kingston, log
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on the ship. his family saying: the national transportation board expects to continue searching for another seven to taken days. >> there have been questions from family members about why the ship set sail in light of the storm. that is one of the aspects of our investigation. >> reporter: there's reportedly a vigil tonight for matthias in kingston. coming up in 15 minutes you'll hear from the president of the company of the ship to talks about why the -- they decided to set sail before the storm. live in winthrop, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: a little boy in maine is dead and another in critical condition after visiting a petting zoo. doctors say 20-month-old colton guay contracted e. coli.
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seizures which caused his brain to stop functioning. another child who resistst visited the same zoo is in critical condition account same illness. students at brookline middle school ditching class in support of their teacher. larry chen was fired from his job for allegedly saying bs but the full word to some high school students. another teacher overheard it, reported it and chen was let go. some of the students say the punishment was too harsh and they want him back. >> i understand the teacher getting talked to about this because it's still middle school but if you walk through an eighth grade hallway, all you hear is swear words. so a teacher being suspended for that seems like a really bad reason. >> mr. chen met with the school superintendent, although it's still unclear what the outcome of the meeting was. >> jadiann: casino developer steve wynn filed a liable lawsuit as he battles officials
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in boston over a proposed casino in everett. wynn is suing unidentified defendants he says defamed his company by releasing subpoenas to the media. wynn claims the subpoenas spread lies meant to damage him and his company. in a statement, he said, quote, no individual or company to presents themself honestly in the commonwealth of massachusetts by any measure-of-fair play should be subjected to the defamatory abuse we've experienced. it's intention to deal with it. >> christa: donald trump sent a rival a gag gift. now hillary clinton has some gifts for the g.o.p. candidates. >> jadiann: well, for the second dana row, a health emergency in the cockpit prompts an emergency landing. >> christa: actor tom hanks
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we're back now with voice your choice coverage. ben carson making headlines for comments about the college massacre in oregon. he was asked about how students were told to name their religion by the shooter. carson said he wouldn't have cooperated and the would have
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>> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey, guys, everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> carson advocated arming staff, even kindergarten teachers. >> jadiann: vice president joe biden slamming reports he leaked his buying son's wish to run for president. he told the "new york times," some say so spark discussion about a bid. >> hillary clinton has sent a copy of her book hard choices who republican rivals. clinton says it was a joke after they repeatedly targeted her accomplishments as secretary of state, she included a note which say with 15 candidates in the race you have enough people for a book club.
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clever. >> jadiann: i feel like it's a other gifts. maybe we'll see more. >> christa: we'll see who sends the next interesting thing. "know and go" is next. we have all your day's top stories on a wednesday morning. >> reporter: we're live this morning in salem where the murder trial against philip chism begins. he's accused of killing his math >> jadiann: another woman suing bill cosby for sexual assault. why this case is different from
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a teen set to go on trial in the murder of a high school math teacher. >> popular fantasy sports sites under a real investigation. >> the search for a missing cargo ship continues as friends and family pray for a local sailor who was onboard. >> jadiann: nuclear concerns. the shocking new report about dangerous materials nearly falling in the wrong hands. >> christa: time for "know and go." it's wednesday. 6:45 with all your day's top stories. >> jadiann: we have traffic and weather. let's get over to jeremy and talk about what's on tap. today. mostly sunny skies. nice and mild. near 70. dry tomorrow, cooler. a few showers on friday afternoon. that's a cool front. at this time the holiday weekend
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looking okay. temps at this time boston 52. norwood 40 degrees. bedford 41. so some chilly pockets of air early this morning but great fall day thanks to high pressure across southern new england. that and a southwesterly breeze push temps near 70. a cool front tonight. no rain with that front but cooler tomorrow afternoon. this afternoon, fantastic. 66 to 72. tonight mostly clear. chilly. lows 40s to around 50. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. there's the cool front doing its thing with highs tomorrow in the lower 60s. today boston 71, bedford 71, the front zips through overnight. tomorrow afternoon, upper 50s to the low 60s. we have another cool front coming at us friday afternoon. this one has a little bit of moisture to play with. so i think there will be a couple of scattered showers friday afternoon and evening. not a washout, not widespread rain and no heavy rain either. in any event, your holiday
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weekend loaded with sunshine and a warming trend. 60s on saturday, columbus low 70s and fall colors coming on strong. >> jadiann: let's get over to rich kirkland with "fast track traffic." >> rich: jadiann, we're here in framingham with sky 7. this is that fender-bender we talked about but it's producing a 7-mile backup on the turnpike by the framingham rest area. traffic is backed up beyond 495, one of the bigger backups this morning. the expressway is heavy and slow but also coming out of the north shore, 128 southbound on the brakes starting in lynnfield by 95 and route 1. right down to usual woburn. >> the mbta says they're on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: just a few hours from now jury selection begins in the trial of a 16-year-old accused of murdering colleen ritzer inside danvers high school. this was a vicious crime and it life.
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>> jadiann: victoria warren is live outside the courthouse in salem with more for us this morning. >> reporter: good morning, jadiann, this crime shook the entire community when it happened two years ago. today the murder trial against philip chism just 16 years old, begins with jury selection. his defense attorneys likely will be looking for jurors who might be sympathetic to arguments about chism's mental state. philip chism at the time of the crime was only 14 years old. a danvers high school student, he was in the ninth grade. many legal experts say the defense will likely focus a lot on what chism's mental state was. he's charged as an adult with first-degree murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery. the victim, his math teacher, colleen ritzer. her body was found murdered and raped in the woods near the high school. prosecutors say chism killed her in a school bathroom, stabbing her 16 times and then putting her body in a bin so he could
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dump it in the woods. he pleaded not guilty. jury selection begins today. they need 12 jurors and four alternates. it's expected to take a few days to pick the jury. after that, the trial will start and it's estimated the trial will last four to six weeks. live this morning in salem, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: new this morning, troubling information in the fight against isis. they've come close to buying nuclear materials but the plans were foiled by the fbi. nancy chen joins us with more. >> reporter: the plots took place over the past five years, the latest case happening back in february. a smuggler tried to sell cesium, used in dirty bombs. it was enough that it could contaminate several city blocks. authorities say the criminals have russian ties and they're trying to sell radioactive materials toizes extreme assistist.
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wanted the material used against americans. wiretaps repeatedly exposed plots that targeted the united states. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we have new details in the scandal surrounding fantasy sports sites. nick emmons is live in boston with the new investigation into draftkings and fandual. >> that's right. draftkings and fandual, two of the biggest players in the fantasy sports website game. right now the new york's attorney general sent this letter to both companies hoping to get more information on how employees might be able to get inside information that would give them an advantage over other players. the new york attorney general wants to know how draftkings, a draftkings employee, won $350,000 on rival site fandual. the ag wants a list of employees who input stats and determine the player's fantasy value along with the exact policies when it
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comes to employees playing on rival sites and rules when it comes to friends and family playing. fandual and draftkings have banned employees from playing on each other's lesion. draftkings pulled advertising off espn. the massachusetts attorney general was contacted by draftkings and they said they're, quote, hearing them out. live from boston, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: bella bond's mother could face more charges. rochelle bond pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact in connection with her daughter's death. the prosecutor tells the "herald" additional charges could come. bond's boyfriend, michael mccarthy, is charged with murder. they both remain in jail. bond told police mccarthy killed 2-year-old bella by punching her in the stomach until she stopped breathing. the medical examiner has yet to
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rule on the cause of death? >> christa: new developments in the search of the crew of a missing ship. the ship owner is speaking out as relatives question why the ship set sail at hurricane joaquin grew stronger. nicole oliverio is in winthrop with more on that. >> reporter: we know that el faro set sail when joaquin was still a tropical storm in florida. now we are hearing from the president of the company from tote services who el far -- owns el faro. he insists the weather was favorable and they had a sound propulsion. all of that is part of the investigation by th national transportation safety board. they'll study the meteorological conditions and the decisions that was made that day. >> when the ship sailed tuesday evening, the storm was nowhere
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that the vessel became disabled. >> reporter: this last night as winthrop toasted a friend, former classmate and athlete keith griffin. friends far from where federal investigators are searching for griffin a crew member aboard the sunken cargo ship, el faro, he leaves behind his pregnant wife. many saying if there's anyone who can survive a storm they believe it's griffin. there was a local man from kingston among the missing. there will be a vigil for him reportedly later on tonight. live in winthrop, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: right now south carolina seeing its first rays of sunshine in days after historic rainfall in the past week. 11 trillion gallons of water fell between north and south carolina leaving water levels at record highs. 11 dams have breached and more than a half dozen others are in danger of giving way.
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people the first chance to see the damage. communities gathered together carrying whatever could be salvaged from the waterlogged homes. hundreds of people are volunteering to stock up and dispense drinking water and set up shelters in the hard hit regions. >> christa: a new accuser filings a lawsuit against bill cosby claiming he sexually assaulted her. chloe goins was 17 years old when cosby gave her a drink that made her sick and dizzy at the playboy mansion. the lawsuit states he inappropriately touched her. her attorney says the statute of limitations dues not exit because of a provision that allows victims of underage sexual assault abuse to sue. >> a united airlines copilot passes out in the cockpit one day after a pilot died while flying to boston. they made an emergency landing in new mexico when the copilot lost conferenceness. when they landed he was able to
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walk off the plane. no word on his condition. monday the pilot died of an apparent heart attack in the middle of a flight from phoenix to boston. in that case the copilot safely. >> christa: united airlines issuing an apology after a newtown mother said she was told she could pump breast milk in a bathroom. liz cooper was stunned over the airlines. she said she asked if she could use the club area but they refused because she's not a member. that left the pet relief room as they call it or a bathroom as her only options. dulles airport will install nursing stations next year. >> tom hanks tries to help a college student. he found a fordham university student's i.d. so he tweeted this picture saying if lauren still needed it, his office
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her friends responded so hanks. lauren already paid 20 bucks to replace the missing i.d. but she would be happy to meet with the actor to get that original card back. on second thought, i really need that card back. i need the original. >> christa: what a great guy, though. >> jadiann: class act. >> christa: another great guy, jeremy reiner with your forecast. awe, shucks. >> jeremy: it was in the prompter, wasn't it? boston 52. plymouth 46. norwood 38. for the day, mostly sunny skies. you see these thin clouds? they're setting us up for a beautiful sunrise as we speak. through the day, lots of sunshine, near 70 this afternoon. 7:00 this evening pleasant, billerica 70. cooler tomorrow but the 63, that's closer to normal, which is 65. friday, a few scattered showers in the afternoon. far from a washout. and your holiday weekend, dry. pleasant, mild, fun. >> christa: okay. there you go. today show's coming right at you. thanks for watching.
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