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man on a popular social media app. >> byron bartt live in bridgewater with the story. >> reporter: yes, this has got students upset on campus, especially the female students. one thing that is particularly worrisome is the fact that the alleged victim and the alleged assailant met on a widely used social media app that allows users to be anonymous. this is a sketch of the man who police say sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female student at bridgewater state university. authorities say it happened after the alleged victim agreed to meet the man. >> i -- up until now it felt safe walking across campus with other people, i felt fine but after this happened i'm a little more hesitant. >> reporter: campus police say the student had been communicating with the man through the app called kik. it's a messaging app that allows users to communicate
names only, not necessarily their real names. you don't use the kik appear? >> i don't -- app. >> reporter: i don't. >> reporter: because? >> i like meeting people personally firsthand so it's not safe. >> reporter: campus police say they're searching for the suspect. he is described as being around 25 years old, medium height and build with a deep voice. female students we talked to say the incident has reminded them to take precautions, especially when they're ought at night. >> my dad makes me cary mace. whenever i go out i walk around with it. especially at night. my friends make sure that im not walking alone. >> reporter: university officials say they have helped the female student get the appropriate services and support. police have stepped up patrols on the campus here. they're also urging students to make sure they are, they be wary of anonymous social media sites.
byron barnett, 7 news. >> we're following breaking news. lambor odom continues his road to recovery after being discharged from a nevada hospital. his estranged wife has a message for all of his fans, adam williams has the latest. >> reporter: odom was thrown from his las vegas hospital to the medical center in l.a.yesterday afternoon. the move comes after he was found unresponse any a nevada brothel last week. doctors say he had drugs in his system, he woke up on friday and he continues to make progress and is even talking and now eating. chloe kardashian has been at his side since odom was first admitted to the hospital in las vegas. she released a statement that says in part:
several family members including chloe remain by odom's side as he continues his recovery now in a los angeles facility. adam williams, 7 news. >> also on 78, the mother of baby doe rochelle bond and her boyfriend michael mccarty facing a judge in connection with the two-year-old's murder. bella bond's remains were found an deer island. steve cooper has the latest from dorchester. >> the defendant will be held without bail. >> reporter: 35-year-old michael mccarthy back in court on charges he murdered baby bella looked different compared to his arraignment when he appeared with the long scragley air and a mustache. also in court rochelle bond. she is charged as an accessory. >> reporter: bibby's biological father is disgusted behe is here for his daughter. >> this is all justice for
bella from here on out. >> reporter: the judge agreeing to allow the defense to have a second independent autopsy conducted on the body. the first autopsy according to prosecutors determined the 2-year-old girl was murdered but the cause and manner of death remains unknown. >> there have been some issues with the medical examiner's office but i wanted to be able to give me a second opinion. >> reporter: it was' back in june bella's remains were discovered in a trash bag that washed ashore on deer island. no one was able to identify here. three months later police received a tip after bond allegedly told a friend mccarty killed bella but mccarty's attorney says he didn't do it. >> he think was it was a great tragedy but he is not responsible. >> reporter: bond and mccarty remain behind bar, bond on $million. mccarty is being held without boil. defense attorneys agree before next month their clients may be i indicted by a
grand jury. steve cooper, 7 news. >> a suspicious fire in new bedford is under investigation. it went up in flames around 2:30. no one was inside because crews had just been there hours earlier responding to reports that someone was trying to set the building on fire. >> all the residents were evacuated earlier in the night. we had an attempted arson at this property. >> the state fire marshal's office and police are investigating trying to find the people responsible for the fire. >> 7 news turning to weather. a cloudy but comfortable day in the city. difference. the seasonable swing bringing us back to fall. around? >> it cooks off a little bit then it's back up again on as the temperatures go you will a over the place here, 64 in town. day. 69 the current reading and also the high temperature in norwood. what a turn around. all the way up through nashua and into new
hampshire, too, clouds are persistent across southern new england but we have a gap in the clouds really, open window of sunshine through southern new hampshire and these showers. like last night. they come down from the north and west or in from the west. we might see sprinkles late tonight as we go through the night with a front trying to get in here, too, overall that cold. we go from the upper 50s to the low 50s to around 50 degrees by morning. it looks like clouds will hold tight even into tomorrow, the front stalls to the south window -- we're on the cooler side of it. some places still make 60 tomorrow. we'll look ahead to the cooldown later to come this weekend. >> draft kings is making a big legal move hiring martha coakley. she served as attorney general in massachusetts. the company employees have been accused of using
insider information to within money on the website. the governor hasn't said whether he thinks draft kings has legal protection from the gambling laws. they've face a series of questions before after a series of doctors action lawsuits. >> hillary clinton took her biggest lead over bernie sanders. the democratic field is already getting smaller after a big announcement from jim webb, brian mooar has the late effort from the campaign trial. >> reporter: in washington today vice president biden threw some not so subtle jabs at hillary clinton suggesting he is better at working across the political aisle. >> i still have a lot of republican friends. i don't think my chief enemy is the republican party. >> reporter: he portrayed himself as closer to president obama and revised his story on the bin laden raid said he privately supported it. >> i told him my opinion, that i should he should go
but follow his own instincts. >> reporter: speculation whether le had run has reached the point of fatigues, 2/3s of democrats don't think he should run or don't care. >> it makes him look indecisive. there are people who are frustrate and feel frozen by the lack of clarity about what he wants to do. >> reporter: clinton is leading bernie sanders 58-33% equining ground lost over the summer, jim whitey bulger polling only 2% -- >> i'm stepping aside from the democratic primary process. >> reporter: dropped out and narrowed the already lean democratic field. clinton is preparing for her thursday appearance before the republican led committee investigating ben ben ghazi, it's a chance to answer her critics but nothing compared to the potential challenge she would face if the vice president decides to run. vice president biden is currently polling third place with 15%. but even if he does decide
millions of dollars behind in fund-raising. brian mooar, nbc washington. >> a top c.i.a. official at hack attack. >> a high school student managed to tap into the permanent e. mates of the agency's director. jadiann thompson explains. >> reporter: the apparent victim is not just any american or government official. it's john brenon. the c.i.a. directors since 2013 and a long time key intelligence community. a man who says he is an apparent american high school student claims he hacked his way into brennan's personal account revealing enough information. this twitter account is going now. the apparent hack irsays posting what appears to be an actual spread sheet of names and current of former intelligence officials. the hacker blacked out their
social security numbers. he said he found brennan's application for security clearance and claims he got into the comcast billing account of jay johnson. account. not his government account and it appears no classified information was compromised. still, it's an embarrassing reminder that there is e-mail. >> i give people this advice all the time. when you are typing in a key board, the love note to your lover, assume somebody else your shoulder. >> reporter: this was first reported by new york post which claims the hacker claims he did this to protest u.s. mideast policy. the f.b.i. and secret service are investigating. in the newsroom, jadiann thompson, 7 news. >> a plot twist in the case of former palestinian oscar pistorius who is free from prison after serving a
he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for quilling his girl friend. he was sentenced to five years in prison and served less than one year. >> the family pants to make the point that oscar sentence continues. and that is the key point here. >> will be allowed to go to church, work, no social functions. he won't be able to consume alcohol. no drugs. and definitelily no guns. >> sources close to the victim's family say they're upset pistorius was released so early. prosecutors are appealing the verdict looking for a murder conviction. >> still ahead digging for history, scientists searching for clues in the city's past. what they're hoping to uncover on the common. >> some of boston's most iconic athletes with a big surprise at children's hospital. >> a case of road rage in rehoboth, a man accused of pulling a hatchet on a fellow driver. >> a wild ride, a tire flies off of a tractor trailer on
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the city's past. >> dan hausle explains. >> reporter: these 6th and 7th graders couldn't believe their luck on a field trip to the freedom trail they found what could be history in the making or at least unearthing. >> i think it's cool. i want to see if they find interesting facts that will help out with the history of this place. >> reporter: before ever source can put its electrical eyes here the city is doing its own digging looking for evidence of native americans who lived here 400 to 1000 years ago and british camps who camped her before the revolutionary war. >> we don't know what their lives were like living in tents being surrounded by rebels who were not happy they were here, we have the oral histories from the native peoples that were here. but we want to learn more about their daily lives. >> reporter: the treasure would be found in what was once trash, items the native
americans or red coats would have thrown away in their daily lives. >> looking for the garbage people left behind. we want people to have left stuff. that is what we're going to reconstruct the stories of peoples' lives from the stuff they left behind. >> reporter: they found something interesting. these are clam shells that would have been taken from what was originally back bay about 400 feet away to be eaten and used as implements by the native americans who lived here and gave this place our state, its name. now it looks like these archaeologists will be back here next week and you will be able to see them do their work. in boston, dan hausle, 7 news. >> coming up next, a supplies visit, boston -- surprise visit, boston sports icons make a special stop at a local hospital. >> our forecast is turning milder, we'll take a look at that. >> a football feud, johnny
>> all new at 5:00 surprising new recommendations for breast cancer screenings, why this timely change could save lives. >> facing a judge, a driver charged after a heart-stopping motorcycle crash but he is placing the blame on a bug. >> the reminder news is happening and you can get caught up whenever you want. use your ipad app throughout the day. it is time to deal with skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs. commentator: the 32-year-old head of a pharmaceutical company raised the price of a life-saving drug overnight by 5,000%. i'm announcing a detailed plan to crack down on these abuses. commentator: he may be lowering it after hillary clinton blasted him out of the water. her plan would limit the out-of-pocket costs that consumers have to pay. clinton: nobody in america should have to choose between buying the medicine they need and paying their rent. i'm hillary clinton,
they want to see something done, but just carping about it and whining about it and making speeches about it nobody has shaken up the system more than i have. i've always been unorthodox in but you know what? i know how to new day for america is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> stars from all boston sports teams were showing their support while visiting children's hospital today. crept and former stars were in the calls to answer calls from patients. they helped deck raitt for the kids. >> i was going to say what halloween cookies. coming up. >> goodness, i'm not ready >> candy first.
>> i saw one of these meaning things, whatever they have, ghost and sanda not yet. >> coming soon. >> it's starting to feel more fall like today after weekend. warming up a littleit. >> if you had any time outside you felt the warmer temperatures. >> getting up close to normal. our high went above normal, west-southwest wind at 12 or 17 miles an hour, up and down with the temperatures. they're going to get you. when you fet settled in one pattern we get a new one. no storms are brewing. a quick-moving weather system is enough to cool us up and warm us done. tomorrow it may get sticky in some cases. our current readings very nice from portsmouth down into marshfield. marshfield at 68. 67 providence. 61 worcester. 67 in springfield. the front is still up across
the cool front. we have these areas of clouds that drift by but we've weeded out the showers, watching this band through front orbs and buffalo. that may rocket ebb as a sprinkle or two. that is all i'm seeing right now. not a lot of push behind that. tomorrow the front is just to our south but we're mired in clouds and late in the day, i think with the wind coming in from the east-northeast we'll mideasten the atmosphere and we could create some fog, -- moisten the atmosphere and we could get quite a bit of fog. we'll watch for that but as far as clearing things out. i don't see that happening tomorrow. i think there go the showers first thing in the morning but overall, our temperatures come down. this is a weird day now. we may be close to 60 in the morning, but late in the day, as that east winds gets imbedded better across eastern massachusetts, that will pitch that temperature down and drift it back to the lower 50s in fact. so we'll finish the day around 52.
even though we're in the low 60s, push up quickly there. early new in the afternoon then fall back, every where falls back with the east wind. thursday back up again with the warm front passing by. get into a late bit of sunshine, close to 70 degrees then back down again on friday. saturday should level off closer to normal. by that time our high should be around 58 or 59 degrees but the normal high for today is about 60. so mostly cloudy. quick shower late. about 48-53. with the winds turning northwest then turn north then east terly. there is your range in temperatures over the next 7 day, over the weekends not looking bad. brightest days are friday, saturday. sunday we might have another quick shower in the afternoon with another front pushing through with another batch of cool air. i know it's hard to picture
unfold that way. 7-10 day forecast intact. ying beyond that is way up in the air. there is a lot of stuff going on in the atmosphere, have a good afternoon. see you at 4:30. >> here is joe stapleton with a check of the roads. >> start here on 128 southbound. making your way down to route 24 in the randolph area, it has been a slow ride here. slower back by route 95 in canton. after all that, route 3 dealing with delay, too, down through the women out and braintree area set up by a up couldle of earlier crashes. 128 northbound moving well from this spot up to the mass pike. heading out to the pike westbound, right now, we have a lot of company here. out by exit 18, the newton watertown off-ramp sluggish in the spot. remains heavy at 128 then breaks free nicely out to route 495 without too much of a problem. route 93 and downtown dealing with delays here. somerville at route 28, a bit of a tie-up on 93 northbound.
southbound we're flying along nicely. then downtown here on the zakim, northbound and southbound, northbound ride is slowly moving on the right hand side of the screen and so are the up and downramps to storrow drive and leverett circle. a bit of a tight ride there as well. investigation. a local man accused of pulling out a hatchest after a dispute behind the wheel. >> a deadly encounter in the heart of a florida swamp. an apparent alligator attack. >> 20 years later a b.u. hockey legend honored. >> can you feel the force, star warrs releasing their new trailer sending social media in a frenzy. >> we want to remind you to check out 7 news on facebook. log on and search for 7
a driver accused of forcing another man to pull over then losing his cool. itself suspect threatened the other driver. >> but it didn't stop there. hatchet. kelli o'hara live in rehoboth with the details of the attack. >> reporter: yeah, good afternoon. unbelievable story. police say it all started right here this morning. one man was on his way to work. it all started over apparently someone driving too slow. >> what is the emergency? >> i was just driving down 118, i had a person behind me driving aggressively so i let him pass me. >> reporter: a rhode island man on his way to work calling 911 for help telling an operator his routine drive has become dramatic. >> when we stopped he came after me with a hatchet. >> reporter: police say the aggressive driver was a man they caught up a few hours later. police chief says he got angry and waved the hatchet when he department like how the other man was driving.