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good morning. octo-brrr. a huge blast of cold air aimed at 55 million people this weekend. freezes and frost warnings from mississippi to new england and in michigan, the snow is falling. in the west, flash flood warnings still in effect. a day after the mudslides slammed into hdreds of cars and homes as well. dylan is tracking it all. feuding over 9/11. donald trump and jeb bush battling it out over who is to blame for the terror attack. >> say what you want. the world trade center came down during his time.
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>> that feud is escalating. a hero's tale. the student revealing overnight how he tried to save his classmates and the terror he felt when the gunman looked at him. and homecoming day. tracy morgan hosting "saturday night live." >> good to have you back, man. >> did i work here? >> his long awaited return coming a year after that horrific accident that nearly killed him. fans lined up all day and night hoping to grab a ticket to the hottest show around. "today" saturday, october 17th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on saturday morning. i'm erica hill. dylan dreyer. >> i'm over here on the left.
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>> she showed up. >> and frances rivera. good morning. >> you're good. you're steady. >> let's get going. >> the first wobble in the middle. >> feeling good. take a look outside. this is amazing. everybody in the building and people around town and across the country, so excited that tracy morgan on "saturday night live." >> they are lined up hoping to get a ticket live to see it. if not, you can watch it here on nbc. >> i hear there is a baseball game. >> not far from us. >> i heard a thing or two about the game. >> they are getting ready at citifield. we have preparations happening on the plaza. oh, look, it's mr. met. mr. met is here. we called chicago. clark, the cubbies mascot was engaged this morning, but the
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offer and invitation was extend extended extended. let's get to the top story. millions of people getting an early taste of winter. waking up to the hold coldest weather this season. some seeing the first snowfall. dylan is here to get us up to speed. >> i'm surprised i'm not out there standing in it. >> you will be. >> i'm happy. it will be gone by tomorrow. we have a big dip in the jet stream. this is just ushering in arctic air. something we have not talked about in some time. it is just really, really cold out there this morning. we have freeze warnings, freeze watches. this doesn't effect humans as it does plants, but it is cold. 32 in detroit. 33 in cincinnati. 41 in allentown. the cool air settles in and sticks around through monday. temperatures for highs this afternoon, 46 in cleveland.
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55, that's it in new york. that's nine degrees below average. over the next three days, each morning, we top out barely around freezing. in detroit, 32 on sunday morning. monday morning, 34. tuesday is the rebound day in the midwest. it will push into the northeast as we go into tuesday afternoon. in the southwest, we have a lot of clean up because of the mudslides we saw that way. take a look at this outside of los angeles where the rain came down in some areas. up to 6 inches. without much vegetation because it has been so dry, the mud runs down the mountains. that has been the situation over the last couple of days because of the flash flooding. we have the flash flood watches in effect through southern nevada and parts of arizona with pockets of heavy rain especially tonight into tomorrow where we could end up with 1 to 3 inches of additional rain. a lot of that falls in a short period of time.
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>> real life el nio. turning to the war between donald trump and jeb bush. it comes on the heels of trump's comments of former president george w. bush and the september 11th attacks. kristen welker has more from the white house. >> reporter: good morning. trump has a way of hitting bush, but on friday, he touched off a firestorm with these remarks. >> when you talk about george bush, say what you want, but the world trade center came down during his time. >> wait a minute. >> reporter: jeb bush fired back tweeting how pathetic for @donaldtrump. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe. you said your brother kept us
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did not mention the wtc came down during his watch. and then no, you are pathetic saying nothing happened during your brother's term. for trump, this is another dust up. for bush, the verbal sparring allows him to flex his muscles a bit. you can expect this to be a flash point for the gops over the next several days. >> one thing we are not sure we are getting this weekend is a decision from vice president joe biden. what is the latest on that? >> reporter: we are hopeful. vice president biden is waking up in delaware this morning and under pressure to make a decision about whether he's in or out. sources close to the vp say a decision could come within the next 48 hours. with democrats growing increasingly anxious, it is
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he is tucked away at his home in delaware deliberating. >> he is looking seriously at getting in. >> reporter: his family is on board with a run and now he's calling supporters in early voting states to gauge whether he has a path to winning. on friday, president obama declined to weigh in. >> i don't have to share my views about that right now because i think it is important for the american people to make up their own decision. >> reporter: friday, close ally senator ted kaufman sent a letter. if he decides to run, we need each and every one of you yesterday. biden wants space to decide. the door hasn't closed yet. hillary clinton's aides say it is too late. >> i don't see we are lacking anything in the field. i think the field is a good field and i don't see that there's a space. >> reporter: clinton showed new signs of strength after her
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one poll shows her inching up in new hampshire. in an nbc news survey monkey poll, clinton has a double-digit lead. clinton said biden should decide in his own time. >> i'm not in any way that the vice president accept any any timetable other than the one he has. >> reporter: the reason biden is struggling with the decision, he always wanted to be president and this would be his last shot. plus, his late son beau urged him to run before passing. the main factor right now is if biden thinks he can win. erica. >> kristen, thanks. now to a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a teenager killed by a police officer in michigan. it all happened during a traffic stop and most of it was caught on the officer's body cam.
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the family says their son did not have to die. nbc's rehema ellis has more. >> reporter: the tragedy unfolded moments after a routine traffic stop. >> i pulled you over because you flashed me. >> reporter: last february, 17-year-old devin gilford was pulled over by officer frost. the incident captured on the body camera of the officer. >> you had your lights on. i'm not lying to you. >> reporter: when gilford refused several requests for documents, the encounter escalated. back. >> reporter: in the scuffle, stun gun. before firing seven shots that killed the unarmed teenager. the sergeant was treated for facial injuries. after an investigation, the
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county prosecutor decided not to file charges against frost and determined that sergeant frost used his firearm within the limits of michigan's self defense law. but this week, gilford's parents filed a federal civil lawsuit against frost and eton county. alleging that devin's civil rights were violated. >> it would have been appropriate for the facts to be in front of a jury. >> reporter: the sheriff's office responded saying they stood by the prosecutor's findings that sergeant frost responded under the belief that he faced the threat of great bodily harm or death. now once again, a court is asked to rule on questions surrounding the use of police force. for "today," rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. moving overseas. another night of violence in the middle east. frances is in for sheinelle. >> more unrest with deadly clashes that rocked the middle east overnight.
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as tensions escalate after a palestinian disguised as journalist attacked an israeli soldier. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there is no let up in the violence. three more attempted murders, stabbings this morning. three more palestinians shot dead. here in jerusalem, a 16-year-old was stopped by police. produced his identification card and produced a knife and tried stab an officer and shot dead. in hedron, 20 miles from here, two other incidents. a teenager and two other palestinians tried stab a man on the street. that man had a gun and shot dead his assailant. a young palestinian woman stabbed a police woman at a checkpoint. she obviously had a gun and shot her attacker dead. three dead in the space of a few hours.
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s emerged of another stabbing. a warning you may find these pictures graphic. soldier. he wrestles him to the ground. that injured soldier is recovering in the hospital. the attacker is dead. no let-up in the attacks. they are very difficult to stop. most of them carried out by teenagers from east jerusalem who have no criminal record. they have identification cards so they can move about freely. many speak fluent hebrew. it is very difficult to predict where the next attack is going to come from. back to you. >> bill, thank you very much. bill neely in jerusalem. the final u.s. airways flight landed in philadelphia this morning. the red eye from san francisco flew flight 1939.
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the year the airline began. all future flights will fly under the american airlines banner following the completion of the two-year merger. nbc news learned the federal government wants drone owners to transportation. that comes after a spike in close calls with unmanned drones and commercial airlines in the nation's biggest airports. in july, a drone flew 100 feet from the jet at jfk airport. the cleveland browns says the team is aware of the manziel. manziel was pulled over in ohio this week. a witness told police a person believed to be manziel's girlfriend was trying to jump from his speeding car. manziel apparently said he was drinking earlier in the day, but not found to be intoxicated. manziel spent ten weeks in rehab in the off season. now video here of the volcano erupting in mexico.
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officials say the plume reached as high as 6,500 feet. watch this thing. the volcano has been active since july leaving villages forced to evacuate. and while anyone around here can talk about the cubs and mets, the kansas city royals took home game one of the american league championship series last night beating the blue jays, 5-0, at home. game two is this afternoon. a lot going on. around these parts, we have mr. met in the plaza. a small game that is happening. >> frances, thanks. i guess it is time for more weather. >> we didn't have enough before. >> so many things i left out before. let's talk more about the snow through parts of the great lakes. you know when you have the colder air and it crosses over the warmer waters of the great lakes, you end up with lake-effect snow. erie, pennsylvania could see 1 to 2 inches of know on snow.
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high pressure elsewhere is keeping it sunny. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. in the southwest, of >> good saturday morning, everyone, 48 boston. 30 to lower 40s outside the city. warming up to near 50. clouds, even a stray light shower early this morning look at the cold air across canada working in this weekend. colder weekend after mid 50s and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you so much. there is a buzz in the air in new york and in chicago as well today. the mets and cubs facing off tonight in game one of the national league championship series. the long suffering fans of both
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dreaming of finally making it to the world series. nbc's ron mott is a few miles away from here at citifield over in queens. ron, good morning. >> reporter: harry, good morning to you. we all know the cubs and mets have been victimized for years by bad luck. now one team is four wins away from getting back to the world series. energized fans on both sides are saying it is about time. fans of the chicago cubs and new york mets, good things have not come with the long wait. >> i have the pleasure to introduce the mets. >> reporter: it has been 29 years since they celebrated a world series crown in queens. 1908: faithful. only one gets the treat of playing for it all. 70 years ago in chicago, bar owner william sienna showed up at wrigley to root for the home
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team. the problem, the billy goat, the legend has it, cast a curse on the club. a black cat in '69 derailed that season. a cubs fan in '03 taking away an out five outs from the world series. >> why do things seem to fold at the most critical time? why are people's hearts broken over and over? better to blame a goat. >> reporter: at the billy goat tavern, there is the curse. >> the curse is over. >> reporter: while their suffering is not as long, fans of the amazins. >> it gets through buckner. the mets win it.
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fiddle to the yankees who beat them in the world series 15 years ago. now 2015 could wipe away years of pain if disappointment doesn't interfere. the games will play in new york tuesday. one team is guaranteed to the world series, but the other, they have another year to wonder if they are truly cursed. back to you. >> ron mott, thank you very much. so many mets fans work in this building. >> yes. >> people cannot see straight. this is the best thing that's ever happened. >> one of our producers came in today. there she is with her cubs hat on. people you never met before are saying what are you doing? what are you wearing? >> have never seen it. >> we should mention, we put the offer out to her good friend clark, the mascot, he was
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maybe the bear will come another day. still to come, catching you up on the week in news. from the first democratic debate and president obama's surprise announcement of keeping troops in afghanistan. and is this woman who sued ever? a story behind a story. we will get to that. but first this is "today" on
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>> her rival, bernie sanders, handed her this gift. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> and being generous made him look magnanamous. >> secretary clinton, is bernie sanders tough enough on guns? >> no, not at all. america's longest war just got longer. >> i decided to maintain our current posture of 9,800 troops next year. 2016. >> after 14 years, $1 trillion and more than 2,300 american lives lost, thousands will remain in afghanistan. israeli and palestinians are blaming each other for the latest round of violence. >> behind the battle of guns and knives that have seen israeli
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and at its center, video that has gone viral of the 13-year-old palestinian bleeding. he's like almost not breathing. >> former nba star lamar odom was found unconscious in a nevada brothel this week. >> multiple drugs in his system. >> his estranged wife khloe kardashian and loved ones are pulling for him. is the woman the worst aunt ever? backlash after a new york city woman sued her nephew for hugging her too hard at his 8th birthday party and breaking her wrist. >> outrage. >> jennifer connell and her nephew sean sat down with "today." >> she would never do anything to hurt her family and myself. she loves us. >> this was simply a case of formality with the insurance claims.
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be getting a makeover with danny meyer getting rid of tipping at his many restaurants. >> without gratuity, they charge the hourly rate goes up. >> this meal doesn't come with sticker shock, but? >> say you are out to eat and you ordered fish. you are nearly done eating and this happens. >> hopes and dreams. >> you don't want a fish who still has hopes and dreams. mccaffrey. >> check out this play from francis owusu. >> did he catch that up against unbelievable. >> the tightest hug ever. >> talk about this fish. the eyes and face and everything is bad enough.
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>> can you order it like that? say, i want it. >> is that when they ask how you want your beef cooked and you say i want it mooing. >> it is like rigor mortis. >> i feel bad for the fish. >> that's it. >> sad? stomach? >> and that. >> there's that. >> from the fish's point of view, i'm sad for it. it's got to hurt a little. >> fish have feelings too. all right. still to come on "today," a hero speaks out. you hear from the survivor of the shooting from the community college. he will share what happened on
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>> good morning to you, 7:26 on this saturday morning. it is a chilly start to the day.
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chris has a check of the forecast. 48 boston, 41 worcester. batch of clouds, even sprinkles. don't expect it to last for the cape and islands. 50s. close to 30 tonight, 37 city of boston. colder tomorrow night. temperatures in the 40s. >> top stories, baby at the center of an amber alert is receiving emergency medical treatment. amber alert issued at 2:00 a.m. after 36-year-old cherry took off with her dehydrated baby. custody.
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state trooper in the hospital after a tractor trailer slammed into the wall around 10:00 p.m. he was taken to mass general.
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i remember everything. >> thank god. >> i remember you owe me $72. >> are you sure? >> it may be $78. >> it may have been heratio. >> a bit of what may come tonight on "saturday night live." tracy morgan's first time on stage since his near fatal car crash. a great crowd on saturday morning, october 17th, 2015. a little chill in the air. it's all over the place. you will hear in a couple of
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minutes. that chill is one of the stories we are following making headlines this morning. tens of millions from mississippi all the way up to new england under a freeze or frost advisory. early snow is even falling in some parts of the country. dylan, we're sorry. the cold weather expected to continue throughout the weekend. >> four letter word after last winter. >> get your ruler out. we will have you out any day now. reality star and former nba player lamar odom is showing signs of improvement. sources close to odom tell our sister network e that he is off life support and breathing on his own. and u.s. airways taking its last flight ever from san francisco, the red eye, to philadelphia. landing just a few hours ago. u.s. air merged with american airlines. this is the final flight and american is now the world's largest air carrier.
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new details about the horrific shoot in the oregon community college. this morning, we are hearing for the first time from the man who risked his life to save his classmates. frances has more on that. >> chilling. 30-year-old chris mintz has been tout as ed as a hero. he was recently released from the hospital recovering from five gunshot wounds that broke his leg. mintz posted a compelling account on facebook telling his version of what happened that day. chris mintz said october 1st started out like any other. he was in a writing class in snyder hall in umpqua community college. he heard gunshots. he started running. he made his way back to the classroom where 26-year-old
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his victims. he said i could see one student through the door. she was screaming and covered in blood. i motioned my finger over my mouth to be quiet and motioned for them to stay down. and i yelled to the guy in the parking lot, go get the cops. the shooter opened the door to my left. he leaned out and started shooting. he was no nonchalant like he was playing a video game. the shots knocked me to the ground and it felt like a truck hit me. he shot me again and hit my finger and said that's what you get for calling the cops. i laid there in a fetal position unable to move and responded, i didn't call the cops, man. they were already on their way. he leaned further out of the classroom and tried to shoot my phone. i yelled, it's my kid's birthday, man. he pointed the gun at my face and he retreated back into the class. i'm still confused why he didn't shoot me again.
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against the classroom door, but i could not move at all. my legs felt like ice. when i moved, pain shot through me like a bomb going off. >> chris says it wasn't an easy account. he thought it was important to get his side of the story out. we knew the story from the reports and accounting, but you chilling. >> pictures of him in the frances, thank you. guess what? >> dylan is out on the plaza? >> amazing. >> and in a jacket which means fall is here. >> not loving the jacket thing. outside. we are looking at lake-effect ontario. it will warm up. winter's here and it is downhill. we should get into the 70s. by tuesday, chicago back up to
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74. detroit back up to 70. pittsburgh will hit 77 by tuesday. get through the next couple days. the area of high pressure is dragging down the cooler temperatures. we could end up with 1 to 3 inches of lake-effect snow in the great lakes. we are looking at a chance of heavy rain today and tonight which could lead to flash flooding. keep in mind. i cannot focus on the weather. i love your pom-poms. >> it's our friend's 50th birthday. >> with the rest of the >> good saturday morning, everyone, 48 boston. 30 to lower 40s outside the city. warming up to near 50. clouds, even a stray light
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shower early this morning look at the cold air across canada working in this weekend. colder weekend after mid and that's your latest forecast. harry. >> dylan, thank you very much. still to come, a chill in the air. you know what that means. not too distant future. >> christmas? >> dangers of signing up for a store credit card. >> and christmas shopping. >> exactly. what you should know before you sign on the dotted line. to the couple who set aside the whole day to sell their old car and buy a new one... oops. nana's got the kids til 9... but it's only 2. guess you'll just have to see a movie... ...then get some dinner. what a pity.
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back now on a saturday n in depth look at the violence overseas. here to help us make sense is martin fletcher. he is here helping to put this in perspective. you have a new novel out called "the war reporter." nice to have you back. >> thank you, erica. >> as we look at what is happening. two things stand out. the knife attacks are different because they are using knives. the social media element to it. which is making it tough to control to say the least. how do they approach this? >> that's right. the social media aspect is important. as we saw in the earlier report, almost everything is on camera these days. the pictures get shown and shown again.
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pictures it shows. the palestinians and israelis have complained that the palestinians have been killed by israelis lying in a pool of blood on the ground, but they don't show the preceding attack. that infuriates the arab world violence. they are calling on the palestinian leadership to explain that and call for an end to the inn citement and violence. >> what are the chances of the requests being heard, but answered? >> zero. >> it is not changing anything. as we watch this escalate, the word intifada is thrown around. >> the first is sticks and
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the second is bombs and guns and so far this is knives and crowds. it is a pool of anger and resentment that reaches a peak. how long does it go on for? the leaders are trying to end it. we will see how long. >> we will watch for that. we did mention you have a new book out. "the war reporter" way take hich takes place in a different area. you are realistic of combat and showcasing the survival skills of working journalists. why did you choose to focus on this area and the ptsd? >> this is a book i always wanted to write. i wanted to write an authentic account of the issue.
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boy with a hair lip and abandoned in a sarejevo. the siege began and the boy was there for two years. that's how i begin the novel. i actually met the kid. i always wondered i wished i had taken a story a step further and said to the parents that is your kid is okay. i never did that. and the tragic events take place. the rest of the book is how the journalists deal with the post traumatic stress. >> love conquers all. martin fletcher, thank you. the book is "the war reporter." coming up on "today" how getting a store credit card can looking for a delicious dinner idea? make tonight white chicken chili night! start with bush's white chili beans, simmered in our
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we are back now on a saturday morning with a warning as you get ready to start your, i'm going to say this, holiday shopping. start. never too early to start. >> apparently not. >> you want to get the stuff. >> have you started? >> of course not. every time you go to a store, someone is asking you to sign um for a credit card. >> the deals. the deals. nbc's kerry sanders says if you are not careful, that can cost you. >> reporter: store credit card are everywhere. to entice you to sign up, they promote big discounts and rewards. experts warn they are not for everyone. >> if you regularly carry a balance, retail store credit cards are a bad idea. >> reporter: many cards have high interest are rates. according to, the average charges 23.5%.
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compared to the national average for all cards of 15%. on $1,000 balance, 23% rate can add up. >> it can take you six years and more than $800 in interest to pay that balance off if you make only the minimum payments. >> chevron. texaco. >> reporter: bill lewis likes credit cards. really likes them. >> brandsmart. discover. >> reporter: 117 cards? >> yes. >> reporter: why? >> it's a game. >> reporter: as he found out, it can be a dangerous game. bill bought more than $3,000 of electronics using a retail store credit card that promised 0% for 12 months. he missed one payment. a big no-no. because the 25.25% interest kicked in. >> you end up with?
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>> $1,162 interest payment. >> reporter: found the highest rate was zales at 29%. in a statement to nbc news, zales says it offers different benefits, including a range of no-interest plans and vast majority of card holding guests choose the options. experts say do the math. >> the last thing you should do is get in debt to try to get rewards. >> reporter: for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >> scary stuff. just ahead, the 3-year-old with a halloween costume you have to have and see.
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countdown is on. two weeks until halloween. this is interesting that one mom
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could beat all of us when it comes to dressing kids up. >> frances is in the orange room with the 3-year-old going viral with all of her different costumes. good morning. >> good morning. guys, we are talking about 3-year-old willow. her mom dubbed october as dress up willow month. willow's mom is a photographer. these are impressive. in and out, price is right. and there is more. the duo has been creating halloween magic since birth. she nailed it as hot dog on a stick. then they decided to bring in daddy for the fun. the following year as annie and daddy warbucks. you have forrest gump and then there's one time where dad was cooper. gilligan and skipper. they all went baywatch on us there. look at this.
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then the morton salt girl. we have a lot more on her instagram page. how lame do we feel as parents for my little minion. still morning ted! scott! ready to hit some balls? ooh! hey buddy, what' s up? this is what it can be like to have shingles. oh, man. a painful, blistering rash. if you had chickenpox, the shingles virus is already inside you.
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after almost 3 weeks, i just really wanted to give it a shot. you know, i' m not feeling it today. talk to your doctor or pharmacist today about a vaccine that can help prevent shingles. so jill, i know the markets have taken a hit lately. mm hmm. just wanted to touch base. how did edward jones come to manage over $800 billion dollars in assets? huh. okay. here's our latest market outlook. two things that i'd like to point out... through face time when you really need it. so that's interesting, you know we had spoken about that before. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing.
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>> good morning to you. 7 news today in new england begins in a few minutes. >> here are some stories that we are working on. first up, a breaking story. amber alert is over this morning.
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boston-area hospital. his mother is now in custody. >> breaking overnight: a state police trooper in the hospital after his cruiser collides with a track or the-trailer in newton. >> another breaking news story from overnight. two people stabbed in east boston. police are investigating what led up to this incident. >> then a robber on the run in arlington. police shutting down a school as they search for the suspects. >> this one is for the birds. crazy cook-to-... congress problems for residents in brookline. we will tell you the issue
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>> we are following breaking news this morning. an amber alert over a mother arrested and a baby safe at a boston-area hospital. >> there is another story breaking overnight that we are following for you. a crash in newton sends a state police trooper to the hospital and a track or the-trailer ends up on its side. >> plus, a robber on the run in arlington. the new clues that could lead to an arrest. >> let's talk football this morning. patriots ready for a little bit of revenge against the team that started this whole deflate-gate drama. we will have more on this sunday's showdown in indy. >> this is 7 news today in new england. >> good morning, to you. just abouticle on a chilly saturday morning. thank you for joining us. >> we have a lot to get to on this busy saturday morning. chilly, indeed.
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