Skip to main content

tv   7 News Today in New England  NBC  October 22, 2015 5:00am-7:00am EDT

5:00 am
clinton is expected to face when she returns to capitol hill today. >> christa: overnight, the manhunt for the person who allegedly killed a little girl in a road raid shooting is over. >> remember colleen ritzer. how you can help keep the memory of the murdered teacher alive today. >> goodgood morning, hope you're having a great start to your day. i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: if you are, great. we're up at at 'em ready to get you started. you might want to give yourself extra time because there's fog. look at that. that's route 1 in saugus, if you didn't know. jeremy, is this the case in most places? >> jeremy: we have fog all over the place. in some places like saugus it's thick. north shore, beverly 1 mile
5:01 am
boston close to zero visibility. norwood 1 mile. the 50s. the city 54. mostly cloudy skies and foggy this morning. fog will break apart by 8:00 or 9:00. we'll have clouds for the day and i think eventually we're going to see a couple of rain showers. right now the showers are in new york state so we have a ways to go but they'll catch up with us this afternoon. this evening, isolated. not widespread. a warm day, low 70s. >> christa: look at that, 70s. time for "fast track traffic." rich, probably that fog will delay a lot of people this morning. >> rich: here's a live shot of the expressway. thank you. it's foggy here. this will be an issue early on. the metrowest side, the turnpike not as foggy but it's there as well. the volume way down. no accidents, no breakdowns in your way. a nice start to a thursday morning ride. on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england."
5:02 am
methuen high school student is undergoing an evaluation. >> christa: the 16-year-old told another student he was going to, quote, shoot up the school. nick emmons has more on what police found in the teenager's home they say. >> reporter: yeah. that's right. this arrest happened on monday. this happened when another students, a junior at the high school, heard about these threats and didn't want to take any chances so they told authorities. a 16-year-old student arrested after police say he told at least one fellow student he hoped to shoot up methuen high school. investigators also say there were postings on facebook and some written in texts. a female student went to authorities when she game concerned the student might hurt himself. >> she possibly saved that child's life. i don't know if it would have progressed to living out the fantasy and statements but based on what i know, the child would have possibly injured themselves.
5:03 am
homes associated with the high school junior and found tactical gear. >> gothic replica of columbine type clothing. >> officers recovered bullets but no guns. the arrest was made monday night but the superintendent says there was a good reason parents weren't told until wednesday. so we would have the correction information to relay to the parents. >> reporter: police do not believe there's an immediate danger to the students at the school. the 16-year-old student has been taken in for a mental evaluation and is due in court november 2nd. live in methuen, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you. new details about the reported sexual assault at bridgewater state. university police have closed the case saying the original report was unfounded. investigators released this sketch of a man they say sexually assaulted an 18-year-old student monday. the woman said she met the man through the messaging app kik
5:04 am
be filed. >> christa: happening now, police searching for two robbers on the run in mansfield. officials say the two masked men broke into a store on school street sunday night, climbing through a hole in the wall. they apparently got away with more than $100,000 worth of apple products and police are investigating whether they're also connected to a van stolen nearby. orange line service back to normal after a scary scene at haymarket station. a woman ended up trapped underneath a train. service was temporarily suss tended because of this. police are investigating what caused her to fall. the woman was conscious when taken to the hospital. >> jadiann: breaking overnight, the man accused of shooting and killing a four-year-old girl in a case of road rage is behind bars. police charged 32-year-old tony torez with murder along with weapons violations.
5:05 am
the father of four-year-old lilly garcia said it started when torez swerved into his lane on the highway. torez pulled a gun and shot at the truck hitting the little girl in the backseat. >> christa: hillary clinton returning to capitol hill today. the presidential candidate will square off with the republican led house committee investigating the 2012 terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. for more of what we can expect, here's nancy chen. some are calling this hearing one of the biggest tests of clinton's career. >> a lot of eyes on this one. we're expecting to hear eight hours of testimony, much of which will focus on what happened before the attack. lawmakers are expected to question former secretary of state hillary clinton on her own emails that are still being released. but they're also going to release thousands of pages of emails from embassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack.
5:06 am
the embassador asked for more security prior to the attack but never received it. clinton's team says the request never made it to her desk and committee members want to know why the request was denied and if warning signs were missed. glen doherty was one of the americans killed. he was a former navy seal and provided security at the consulate at the time. clinton is expected to push for more security training and more diplomacy in risky areas. >> jadiann: now the race for the white house. vice president joe biden ending weeks of speculation finally announcing he will not be running for president. >> unfortunately i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> jadiann: the biden family has been mourning the death of their son, bo, since may. he says he'll continue to push for the middle class and speak
5:07 am
cnbc is set to host the third g.o.p. presidential primary debate next week, wednesday, october 28. it will be divided into two tiers. donald trump, ben carson, marco rubio, jeb bush and carly fiorina will appear on the main stage at 8:00 p.m. the other candidates in a separate debate at 6:00. >> paul ryan is getting support to be the next speaker. the house freedom caucus did not make a full endorsement but there were enough votes for unofficial support. he's waiting for decisions from two other g.o.p. groups before deciding whether to accept the job. >> christa: the opioid crisis on governor baker's agenda. he'll meet with members of the law enforcement community to talk about plans to end the especially dep mick. >> reporter: we can tell you the statistics show there have
5:08 am
been more deaths this year than at this time last year. opioid use and deaths have been on the rise. as you mentioned, governor baker trying to do something about that. later today he's going to meet with law enforcement. last week governor baker talked about passing a bill that prevents doctors from supplying more than a three-day supply of drugs and the ability to hold passengers against their will. deaths for opioid overdoses in massachusetts increased during the six months this year as opposed to the same time last year. from january to june of this year, 684 people have died from overdoses. that's compared to the first six months of last year when 641 people died from opioid related deaths, seeing a 6% increase. also, state lawmakers here in massachusetts, one in
5:09 am
doctors -- he would like to pass a bill preventing doctors from prescribing oxycontin to children saying it's a gateway drug to heroin. live from the statehouse, nicole oliverio, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you. a day of kindness is held today in honor of colleen ritzer, the danvers high school teacher murdered two years ago today. reiterates's best friend came up with the idea. people are encouraged to take part in random acts of kindness and share them on social media using kindness4colleen. >> christa: it's 5:09 and we have a lot more news ahead. a local cheerleading coach charged with raping a 14-year-old girl who. who tipped off police that started the investigation. >> animal advocates demanding stronger laws to protect pets.
5:10 am
sure people stop from committing more cruel crimes. >> christa: the big win has high school girls in watertown going into the record books. this is excite. >> jeremy: congratulations to them. we'll find out what we're congratulating them for. pockets of fog this morning. that might slow your commute down. no rain this morning but a few isolated showers this afternoon. low 70s this afternoon. >> rich: j.r. talked about it and there it is, a foggy highway. that's the expressway. there's fog just about everywhere and it will slow the commute on a thursday morning. we're watching it right here
5:11 am
selling 18 homes? easy. building them all in four and a half months? now that was a leap. i was calling in every favor i could, to track down enough lumber to get the job done. and i knew i could rely on american express to help me buy those building materials. there are always going to be unknowns. you just have to be ready for them. another step on the journey... will you be ready when growth presents itself? realize your buying
5:12 am
leadership isn't given.
5:13 am
>> christa: is it too early to start talking about christmas plans and theater. >> jadiann: you saw an ad for a musical, right? >> christa: yeah.
5:14 am
you keep count. yesterday i spent time looking for tickets to the theater and i was seeing elf was playing. i don't know it's too soon. >> christa: i don't know. got together past halloween first. jeremy, it's feeling mild out there. >> jeremy: i'm still eating candy corns. we ran a story yesterday that said if you ate three candy corns you have to plank ten minutes. no i shoved a bunch in my mouth and didn't plank. temperatures will reach the lower 70s. i have to go for a run this afternoon. showers on the way later today. nothing widespread or significant. at this time the weekend is looking decent. especially on saturday. sunday as well for the patriots game. might be showers sunday morning. right now, the temps are in the 50s. it's another mild morning, much like yesterday morning. boston 54. worcester 52. the difference is that there is fog out there in many cities and
5:15 am
mile. visibility. if you're heading out for a jog, be mindful of that. the fog, we get get rid of that by 8:00. getting rid of the clouds is a tougher challenge. here comes a weather system out of new york state. that weather system is charging east. it's generated showers overnight and i do think we run the risk of a few showers this afternoon. much like the last couple of afternoons, they'll be hit and miss. they won't be widespread. to have just in case one or two tags you. this morning, a burst of mist and sprinkles but the highest chance of showers today i think is afternoon. then through the early evening hours. even at 7:00 tonight, there's one on cape ann, nothing in the city of boston, worcester, then another batch toward keene and jaffrey. that's how it's going to go, hit and miss showers. in between the raindrops this afternoon, a lot of dry air and some sun.
5:16 am
temps upper 60s, low 70s. morning. even at noon itself. a brief little uptick in the chance of showers mid afternoon. 30 to 40% chance you get a few showers. it's a warm one. temps this afternoon in the lower 70s. tonight, clearing, cooler. 41-49 and tomorrow lots of sunshine tomorrow. breezy, a cool day. tomorrow's very fallish with temperatures tomorrow only in the low 50s. there's your weekend forecast. saturday, lots of sunshine, mid 50s. sunday, morning clouds and showers but notice i'm advertising sun in the afternoon. temperatures on sunday mid 60s. >> jadiann: thank you. a watertown high school field hockey team returning to class this morning after making the record books. >> christa: listen to this. they hold the record for the longest winning streak. we're talking about 154 wins. this is several years in the making. >> jadiann: yeah, it is.
5:17 am
watertown high's field hillary hockey team hasn't lost a game since 2008. six years later they set a u.s. high school record for consecutive victories. >> congratulations. >> thank you for being here. >> wednesday proved to be memorable for the watertown high field hockey team setting a national record for the longest winning streak, winning the 154th straight game. we're going to savor today being part of what many other girls have been a part of. >> three, two, one. >> with the 6-0 win over melrose, the raiders continue their six year winning streak. players past and present celebrated years of hard work. >> it's probably the best feeling, all the former players coming back and taking a picture and celebrated with them. all their hard work. >> all these plays i've coached
5:18 am
all these years. the commitment, the dedication, the coaches that coached with me all these years, that's what is going through my mind. >> the team is focusing on its next game but for at least one night ... [ cheers ] the team can celebrate a new record. >> i'm so thankful for all these families that supported us and all the former families that came to watch. thank you all. >> reporter: the 16-0 raiders will wrap up another undefeated regular season tomorrow afternoon. watertown hosts wakefield in the regular season finale. >> christa: that is so special because it really does take a special group of people from the coach to the dedication of the players. the parents as well taking their kids to practice. >> jadiann: i bet they're superstitious. >> christa: most new england sports fans are. >> jadiann: knock on wood for them. next on 7news, the patriots face one of the toughest defensives in the nfl.
5:19 am
so what does that mean for the patriots players on your fantasy team? we'll tell you who to start and sit. fantasy fixer coming up. >> christa: "sesame street" has a new resident. what makes the character julia so groundbreaking. who's toughest on spending? fox news did the analysis and jeb bush had the best record. billions in pork, vetoed. eight budgets, balanced. and tax cuts every single year.
5:20 am
wow tastes like vanilla we're just finishing it up introducing milkwise vanilla with 46% fewer calories, no artificial sweeteners, and 50% more calcium than 2% milk it's great taste and better nutrition new milkwise
5:21 am
who has the plan for jobs? jeb. tax cuts for the middle class. eliminates special loopholes. an explosion in growth and new jobs. jeb: cut taxes. grow america. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. >> jeremy: good morning, clouds and fog for the morning commute. there will be a few isolated showers this afternoon. but a few peeks of sun as well. temps in the low 70s. traveling across the country. storm system will wind up across the southern plains. powerful thunderstorms in texas may have some travel issues to
5:22 am
dallas but it does not effect chicago or the west coast. seattle 59. los angeles 76. >> pats fans, welcome to fantasy fixer. we like to get started talking about the pats. first place on the line at gillette. >> the jets coming into town. the patriots get a firsthand look at what we could have had. jets. he's going to line up against patriots. the number one receiver. got that thing thing. not sure how available it is. revis is the best corner in football. >> christa: chris ivory. huge performance last weekend. >> bill belichick so good at shutting down a team's best option. i'm looking at ryan fits patrick. i can't believe i'm saying that. he's been service able for the jets. he's got good weapons. the patriots haven't slowed down
5:23 am
if you have ryan fitz patrick, start them. >> we thought the ravens would be the biggest threat. what's going on? >> they nearly won the playoff. they're not moving the ball against anybody, they're not stopping anybody. all sorts of bad. carson palmer has been very good at quarterback. john brown, available in a lot of leagues. pick him up and start him. >> all right, set your lineup. >> the bruins cannot mind a way to win at home. claude julien watching his team go to overtime against the flyers last night. philadelphia on the power play. claude jereau does in the b's. the bruins lose 5-4. however, it was a very special day for center patrice bergeron, he and his wife welcomed their first child, zack. bergeron played on one-hour of
5:24 am
sleep but scored a goal and added an assist. the broadcasters joked a goal, an assist, and a baby could be called the new hat trick. he's an underslept parent. >> jadiann: the american league championship series is heading back to kansas city as the blue jays avoided elimination. what a game, toronto beat the royals 7-1. kansas city leads 3-2. game 6 will be tomorrow night. cubs fans have to wait one more year to snap the championship drought. the mets advances to the world series. it's the first time they've won the pent ant since 2000. the cubs haven't won since 1908. people were tweeting. back to the future wasn't right. >> christa: a local cat hitching a ride under the hood of a car.
5:25 am
what the driver heard letting her know something wasn't right here. >> reporter: we're live this morning in west bridgewater with reaction after a cheerleading coach is arrested on rape charges. >> jadiann: setting up another showdown on capitol hill. why president obama says today
5:26 am
dear fellow citizen, hard to say no when your kids want toys, because you' re saving for shoes. and shoes. and shoes. out how to save a little with one deposit checking. help you avoid fees. elizabeth trackler. fellow working mom
5:27 am
>> jadiann: from the good gym to the jailhouse. the charges a local cheerleading coach is facing. >> how the state plans to deal with the problem with hardware in the big dig. >> protecting pets. how to make sure animal abusers don't commit more crimes. >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's sneaking up on 5:30 and it's thursday. i'm christa delcamp. >> jadiann: i'm jadiann thompson. so happy you're getting your day
5:28 am
started off with us right now. if you take a look outside, you can see a little bit of trouble for commuters this morning. quite a bit of fog out there. >> christa: take it slowly out there. maybe leave extra time on the roads, j.r. >> jeremy: good idea there. not just in one or two towns. this map showing fog is reducing visibility all over. nashua one mile visibility. martha's vineyard, nantucket zero visibility. in the city, one mile visibility. allow extra time. a lot of clouds, a lot of fog. mild. temps in the 50s. grab the rain gear. i don't think you need it this morning but here come some showers out of new york state. they'll be hit and miss through the afternoon hours but the risk showers. temps this afternoon near 70. 7:00 this evening, clouds but still mild. mid 60s. >> jadiann: let's go over to rich kirkland and talk about "fast track traffic." >> rich: thank you. good morning, we're at one of those gateways into the city.
5:29 am
this is braintree as you know by now. 128 southbound heading for the expressway. a little bit of a backup but it's moving all right. no big deal on route 3 heading for the south shore, heading for the expressway as well. the other gateway is 93 passing 495 in andover a slight delay. route 1 southbound out of the north shore. that's fine past the orange dinosaur to the tobin bridge. no turnpike headaches. route 128 is all right in beverly and the t says it's on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. let's get a check of your top stories on this thursday. a junior at methuen high school undergoing an evaluation after a classmate told police the service-year-old claimed he school. officers arrested the student monday. they also say they found concerning postings on facebook and texts as well. police found ammunition from the student's home but no real weapons. governor charlie baker will meet with law enforcement
5:30 am
officials today at the state house to talk about legislation to battle the opioid crisis in massachusetts. more than 680 people in the commonwealth died from opioid overdoses in the first half of this year which is a 6% increase compared to the same time period in 2014. democratic frontrunner hillary clinton will testify today in the benghazi attack before the house select committee. clinton was secretary of state during the attack on the consulate in 2012. four americans were killed and committee members are expected to ask why security wasn't increased at the consulate prior to the attack. >> jadiann: we're learning more about a west bridgewater cheerleading coach, behind bars, accused of raping a teenage girl. victoria warren joins us live with more. >> we spoke with parents who used the gym where the man was coaching and they're clearly very upset about these accusations. what police say happened is
5:31 am
they're accusing this man of taking one of the girls who were enrolled in the gym program, taking them from the gym to his apartment where he's accused of raping her. 26-year-old nicholas johnson accused of raping a child while coaching gymnastics at a west bridgewater gym. >> i'm in shock. >> parents forced to have tough conversations with kids about how often they saw johnson at full house all-stars. johnson took a 14-year-old student to his brockton apartment and had sex with her. >> that's disgusting. it's sad. it's disappointing. >> that's very sick and disturbing. >> neighbors never saw johnson with the teenage girl. police say after she had sex she texted him nude photos. the girl told investigators johnson say he loved her. her parents found out and called police. police questioned johnson a week
5:32 am
his car off the road and ended up in the hospital. they arrested him the day he was released. they only hired johnson in may. investigators tell us last week they fired him. >> he should definitely know better. i don't care if she was willing or not. she probably looked up to him. >> the former coach has already appeared before a judge. he entered a not-guilty plea and was ordered held on a $50,000 bail. live this morning in west bridgewater, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: also this morning, a father from hardwick facing child abuse charges will stay behind bars. randall listeria lints is accused of beating and starving his own 7-year-old son. he appeared before a judge yesterday and is held on $200,000 bail. he's due in court next month. back jack loiselle was
5:33 am
unresponsive, dehydrated and starving at his home in july. he's being treated at a long-term care facility. a worcester man is in court accused of exposing himself next to an elementary school. 60-year-old michael boreasino lives across the street from the school and flashed in front of his window. police took him into custody. he's facing several charges. >> jadiann: crews are replacing faulty construction nuts in the big dig tunnels. highway officials say workers are inspecting more than 100,000 of them after hundreds of cracks were found inside the tunnels. the nuts are used to hold up lights there but the highway administer says the lights were never at risk to fall because they're also held up by wires. the state gaming commission is set to discuss daily fantasy sports websites to see if she should be regulated. draftkings and fandual will be
5:34 am
meeting next thursday. attorney general maura healey says she will not fight to shut them down. lawmakers on beacon hill are considering a bill that would crack down on animal abusers. it wouldn't require convicted animal abusers to be added to a database similar to the sex offender religion city. it would be available to shelters, breeders and pet stores making it difficult for abusers to get pets. >> people who abuse animals go on to abuse people. why should people abuse animals? my wife and i are always involved with other local shelter and animals become part of the family. abusing an animal is just so unfai. >> jadiann: if the bill becomes a law, convicted abusers will be forced to give the state all their information and pay $50 a year to be listed. if they fail to do so they could face jail time and fines. >> christa: a cat is okay after
5:35 am
a scary ride, stuck in the engine of a stranger's car. christa mckinnon was driving from framingham to ashland about six miles. she stopped at mcdonald's donaldson and heard a meow coming from her car. after moving around some of the parts under the hood, animal rescue helped to make the save. >> we thought it might be stuck because it didn't appear to be coming out easily so we just kind of kept working her until finally the cat came loose. >> christa: the kitty was checked out at the vet and now animal control will help find its owner or maybe even a new home. but kitties like the warmth, so you have to be careful of that. >> jadiann: i grew up on a farm. we had that happen once. >> christa: did you really? >> jadiann: we did. >> christa: how long due drive before you noticed? >> jadiann: it wasn't very far. the cat ran out. it's amazing how they can get out. >> christa: it was in the engine?
5:36 am
the engine was warm so they go to find a warm place to sleep. >> christa: you hear about them well. >> jadiann: if you think they're around, check before you take off. ahead on 7news, that's my arkansas story for the day. "sesame street" is introducing a new character and contributing to a great cause. you'll meet julia coming up. >> christa: another benefit of the mediterranean diet. how it also gives your brain a boost in the process. >> jeremy: a lot of clouds and fog. a few peeks of sun this afternoon but also the risk of a few isolated showers later today. a warm day.
5:37 am
>> jeremy: good morning, cloudy skies and pockets of fog. some of that fog is locally thick. boston 1 mile visibility. worcester zero visibility. so that may slow you down. temps right now relatively mild in the low to mid 50s. the morning hours will feature clouds and fog breaking apart. here come some showers.
5:38 am
want to go to school with rain gear. i don't think it will be widespread rain. the kids will probably have outdoor recess. when school lets out, scattered showers across southern new england. >> jadiann: here's what's trending. youtube unveiling the ad free service. it will launch october 28 for $10 a month. the service lets subscribers save videos so watch off-line and clues access to new shows. members will get access to a youtube music app. >> christa: "sesame street" is breaking ground, introducing the first character diagnosed with us a activism. julia is -- autism. jude i can't -- julia is part of the see amazing in all children. it uses storybooks and other visual media to assist children
5:39 am
with autism with daily tasks. you love how they seized on this opportunity to raise awareness of neurological differences and how kids learn in different ways. >> the show has evolved. i remember growing up with it and now next generation. >> christa: favorite character? >> big bird. what about you? >> christa: obsessed with the count. it's everything you need to know. >> jadiann: now he know all about our personality types. we've got a lot to get to. everything you need to know and go next. including children hoping for lego toys this christmas could be disappointed. why there could be a shortage of the building blocks. >> reporter: coming up, the latest on a teenager accused of wanting to shoot up methuen high school. >> the bill president obama is vowing to veto and why he's
5:40 am
office's who's toughest on spending? fox news did the analysis and jeb bush had the best record. billions in pork, vetoed. eight budgets, balanced. and tax cuts every single year. right to rise usa
5:41 am
who has the plan for jobs? jeb. tax cuts for the middle class. eliminates special loopholes. an explosion in growth and new jobs.
5:42 am
jeb: cut taxes. grow america. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. >> christa: 5:45. you need to know it's foggy out there as we kick off "know and go" this thursday morning. >> jadiann: here's what you need to know and go. >> jeremy: boston at 54. plymouth 57. bedford 53. visibility reduced in many cities and towns. you saw on the tower camera, saugus, 1 mile advice ability in boston, zero visibility in worcester. you'll have fog.
5:43 am
grab the rain gear. i bet most of day you won't need it but there's a narrow band of scattered showers heading east, our weather system for the day. it's a cool front. wool be on the warm side that have cool front. cooler air will not be here until tomorrow. today the numbers will reach the lower 70s. by noon today, a scattering of showers in southern new england but it's hard to say if any one town has a better chance than another. we all run 30 to 40% chance of showers this afternoon. temps between 68 and 74. the normal high is 60 degrees so above normal. boston 72 later today. attleboro 71. tonight, clearing, cooler. lows into the 40s. lots of sunshine for tomorrow. a breezy day tomorrow. that's a cool breeze with temperatures tomorrow low 50s. the weekend starts with lots of sunshine. it's a cool day on saturday. we'll get rid of the wind and then on sunday, here comes a weather system into new england
5:44 am
i think a couple scattered showers sunday morning then we should dry out. lots of sunshine after today. temps are seasonal for this time of year. saturday a lot of sun. temps in the 50s. there are still apples to be had. i talked to one of the apple farmers who said that monday morning freeze did not affect the apples so get some apples this weekend. temperatures in the lower and mid 50s. >> christa: here's "fast track traffic." rich kirkland with us now. >> rich: i'm happy to report there are no big time delays on a thursday morning which can be a busy morning. we're live on the turnpike and that's good at the moment. the expressway filling in rapidly but i've seen a lot worse. even getting there on route 3 and route 128 in braintree a pretty good ride. 93 fine here in medford as you can tell. in andover, it slows down by 495 and right now, out of the north shore, south shore, route 128, okay. the t says no delays. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england."
5:45 am
methuen high school student is undergoing a psychological evaluation. >> jadiann: the 16-year-old told another student was going to, quote, shoot up the school. nick emmons is live for us now. how are police able to stop the student? >> reporter: it was another student who didn't want to take any chances. heard about these threats so she decided to go to authorities and tell them what she had heard. so this is what we know. police say that 16-year-old told at least one fellow student he hoped to shoot up methuen high school. investigators say the student referenced mass shootings, especially ones in schools. it wasn't just one threat. there were postings and text messages they're looking ated the female student told authorities she was concerned the suspect reportedly said he wanted to kill himself. that's why she went to police. that may have saved that student's life, by the way, according to police. at this point what we know is that that student who is accused
5:46 am
school is undergoing a psyche evaluation and he'll be in court november 2nd. nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: also on 7, a planned parenthood in new hampshire has been vandalized for the second time in month. police say a juvenile broke into the health center in claremont. used a hatchet to destroy computers, furniture and medical equipment. planned parenthood says the crime was fueled by antiabortion beliefs though police say they have yet to confirm that information. a 19-year-old student behind a mac and cheese melt down at uconn is no longer attending the university and is banned from the property. he was caught on video that went viral shoving a dining hall worker after he refused to serve him jalapeno macaroni and cheese. the school will not reveal if he was expelled or left on his own. >> president obama expected to veto a defense policy bill due to concerns about how it was
5:47 am
the president objects to a provision making it difficult to close the u.s. facility at guantanamo bay. congress will have a ca chance to revise the measure. this will be the first time president obama rejected the bill. in fact presidents signed it annually for the last five decades. the faulty air bag inflaters by takata will be discussed during a public information meeting in washington, d.c. more than 20 million inflaters have been recalled after it was determined they could cause the air bags to inflate with too much force sending metal chards into the faces of drivers and passengers. >> christa: now to breaking news from overnight. police in new mexico arrested one person as one of their officers continues fighting for his life. that eight year veteran remains in the hospital after shot in the head and income during a -- neck during a traffic stop.
5:48 am
being analyzed at this time. we have new details in the shooting death of a new york city police officer. the suspect accused of opening fire on that officer has been charged with first-degree murder. police say tyrone howard shot and killed the officer after a confrontation with him last night. howard was a suspect in the armed robbery of a bike that happened moments before the shooting. officer randolph holder will be laid to rest next week. a funeral for the five-year veteran will be in queens. he'll be buried in his native country of guyana. first responders and police officers are set to honor holder this morning at the 9/11 memorial. >> jadiann: khloe kardashian and antwan lamar odom calling off their divorce. the reality star has been by the former nba player's side in the hospital since he was found unresponsive at a las vegas
5:49 am
odom is now conscious and signed off on the petition to dismiss the divorce. police in mexico arrested six people accused of helping the drug cartel boss known at el chapo escape from prison. the group organized and helped him carry out the escape. his brother-in-law is one of six facing charges. he broke out of prison in july. he's mexico's most wanted fugitive. dozens of heme in his home region are protesting abuses by the country's navy. they say the navy has conducted violent raids in the area during the hunt foregoes ma. the raids have been so bad many left the region. >> christa: an ohio man is behind bars after allegedly holding two firefighters hostage. crews responding to reports of a brush fire, found a man attempting to burn leaves. when firefighters told the man to stop, officials say he pulled
5:50 am
firefighters hostage for about two hours. no one was hurt during that incident. thunderstorms in arizona triggering flash flooding and prompting a dramatic water rescue in northern phoenix a driver getting stuck in the fast-moving water had to be rescued. the road that became flooded was closed. there were barricades in place. the spokesperson for the sheriff's office says the driver will face fines for his actions. >> jadiann: a mediterranean diet could be key to a healthier brain. scientists say eating meals that consist of fruits, veggies, beans, fish and wine could make your brain about five years younger. in a recent study, those who followed the diet had a 53% lower risk of being diagnosed with alzheimers. >> kids exposed to secondhand smoke may be more likely to get cavities. a japanese study looked at health records are more than 75,000 children.
5:51 am
those exposed to tobacco smoke at four months old were twice as likely to have cavities by age 3. >> christa: bundling auto and homeowners insurance could help you save more than you think. consumers can save nearly $300 per year if they buy the car and homeowners insurance from the same company. experts recommend getting both bundled and separate quotes to make sure you're getting the best deal. lego may run out of bricks before the holiday season. can you believe the danish company warns it may not be able to crank out enough building bricks for the year due to high demand from toy stores in europe. lego is the world's largest toy maker thanks in part to the success of franchises like the lego movie. really popular still in our house. >> jadiann: verything is awesome. >> christa: i'm impressed. you saw it and you don't even have kids. >> jadiann: my nephews.
5:52 am
me in the latest and greatest. >> christa: there's some good stuff in there. >> jadiann: the crackle makes me laugh. i go around saying the crackle and people don't know what i'm talking about. >> christa: there's a lot for adults in the movie. we digress. we'll be back with more. hillary clinton heading back to capitol hill.
5:53 am
a local student arrested for threatening to shoot up his school. >> sort of replica of columbine type clothing. >> the evidence police say they found in the boy's house.
5:54 am
>> new questions surrounding an assault claim at bridgewater state. why police say they're no longer looking for this suspect. >> jadiann: a little girl killed in an act of road rage. >> a deplete disrespect of human life. >> jadiann: overnight her killer was captured and is confessing. >> christa: high stakes showdown. hillary clinton in the hot seat to field tough questions on benghazi. >> jadiann: they are unbleatable. how these watertown girls just set a national record. >> christa: go, girls, such an awesome story. we can't wait to bring it to you. it's 6:00 a.m. and it's thursday morning. >> jadiann: we've got a little bit of fog out there but overall, jeremy, a warmer day at >> jeremy: yes. heading for the low 70s this afternoon. right now it is about the fog with visibilities in many cities and towns around 1 mile or even half a mile. so you'll have fog through the morning commute.
5:55 am
temps at this time mild, middle and upper 50s. the city 55. worcester 53. like yesterday, grab the rain gear. it stays on standby much of the day but there's a narrow band of showers in new york state that will sweep into new england. miniscule. mid to late afternoon, 30 to 40% chaps of isolated showers but threat. this afternoon, low 70s. >> christa: let's go over to fast track and that fog probably slowing some down. >> jadiann: here in the traffic operation center we have our fingers crossed because it seems lighter than normal on a thursday morning. i hope i didn't jinx it. live on route 1. good to the tobin bridge. not much happening downtown and the turnpike is easy too. so far no delays on route 128, even the expressway's doing okay.
5:56 am
despite the fog, it's on time too. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: a methuen high school student credited with alerting police about a possible school shooting plot. >> christa: a 16-year-old is facing charges and undergoing a psychological evaluation after this. nick emmons is live in methuen. we're hearing police found disturbing items in his home. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. they did a search of the home. obviously when you hear about a threat like this, given incidents over the past couple years, you don't want to take any chances. a fellow student apparently alerted authorities, wanting to make sure nothing bad happened to the school. a 16-year-old student arrested after police say he told at least one fellow student he hoped to shoot up methuen high school. investigators also say there were postings on facebook and written in texts. a female student went to authorities when she became concerned the student might hurt himself. >> this girl possibly saved that
5:57 am
child's life. i don't know if it would have progressed to him living out the fantasy and statements but based on what i know, the child would have injured himself. >> the police searched two homes associated with the high school junior and found tactical gear. >> gothic, sort of a replica of columbine type clothing. >> officers recovered bullets but no real guns. the arrest was made monday night but the superintendent says there's a good reason parents weren't told until wednesday. >> so we would have the correct parents. >> reporter: at this point, officials are saying they do not believe there was any immediate threat to the students at the school. the suspect in this case is undergoing a mental evaluation november 2nd. live in methuen, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: there are new details about a reported sexual assault at bridgewater state
5:58 am
police say this original report was unfounded. earlier this week investigators released a sketch of a man described to them by an 18-year-old student. the woman said she met the man through a messaging app called kik and now officers say no charges will be filed in this case. orange line service is back to normal following a scary scene at haymarket indication. a woman ended up trapped underneath a train. service had to be temporarily suspended between north station and back bay. police are investigating what caused her to fall. she was conscious when taken to the hospital. >> a man accused of shooting and killing a four-year-old girl in a case of road rage is behind bars. police charged tony torez with murder along with a series of weapons violations. he admitted to the shooting. the father of lilly garcia told police it started when torez
5:59 am
after they exchanged words torez pulled a gun and shot at the truck hitting the little girl in the backseat. >> to me this is one of those crimes which is unexplainable. i have never seen it before. this should have never happened. this is a complete disrespect of human life. >> police say they were able to find torez after receiving an anonymous tip. >> christa: happening today, hillary clinton taking the stand to testify on benghazi. the former u.s. secretary of state facing tough questions from this controversial committee investigating the deaths of four americans, including massachusetts native glen doherty. nancy chen has more on what we can expect to hear. >> a lot of eyes on this. we expect to hear eight hours of testimony, much of it focusing on before the attack. lawmakers are expected to question former secretary of state hillary clinton on her own emails that are still being
6:00 am
to release thousands of pages of emails from embassador chris stevens, killed in the attack. stevens as well as glen doherty were among the four americans killed in the attack. embassador stevens asked for more security before never received it and clinton's team says the request never made it to her desk. doherty had been providing security at the consulate and clinton is expected to push for more security training as well as more diplomacy in risky areas. innocence. >> jadiann: now the race for the white house. vice president joe biden ending weeks of speculation, finally announcing he will not run for president. >> i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> jadiann: the biden family has been mourning the death of their son, bo, since may. he says even though he won't be a candidate he'll push for the middle class and speak out
6:01 am
during the campaign. congressman paul ryan is getting support of a group of house conservatives to be the next speaker. he got enough votes to get their unofficial support. ryan says he's waiting for decisions from two other g.o.p. groups before he decides whether to accept the job. >> christa: now the battle against the opioid crisis, a big issue at the statehouse as we learn deaths continue to rise here in massachusetts. you see nicole oliverio. you have more on what's being done to battle this epidemic. >> reporter: despite efforts to try and put an end to this crisis, new numbers from the department of public health show the number of deaths are on the rise this year. so governor charlie baker will meet later this afternoon with law enforcement officials to speak about what we can do to stop this opioid crisis. last week governor baker talked about his desire to pass a bill preventing doctors from prescribing first time patients with more than a three-day
6:02 am
supply of the drugs. it gives doctors the power to hold addicts against their well at hospitals if they pose a danger and need help. deaths from opioid overdoses increased the first half of the year compared to last year. from january through june, 684 people died from overdoses. that's compared to 641 opioid last year. so that means we're seeing a 6% increase over the numbers last year despite efforts to try and stop this crisis. there's also one massachusetts lawmaker that's hoping to prevent doctors from prescribing oxycontin to children saying that oxyis a gateway drug to heroin. live from the statehouse, nicole england." >> jadiann: a day of kindness is being held in honor of colleen ritzer, the danvers high school reached murdered two years ago on this day.
6:03 am
part in random acts of kindness and share them on social media using #kindness4colleen. >> the patriots preparing for a showdown against the jets. the pats are undefeated, the jets 4-1 and new england players are ready for the challenge, especially now that darrelle revis is back with new york. >> he makes it tough because he's -- i said yesterday, he's -- his instincts are incredible. he's one of those guys that sees everything on the field. >> it's the rivalry. it's a big game. >> jets and patriots, this goes back to before we was evening thinking about football. the intensity around the building has been real big for this game. >> the pats have won eight of the last nine games against the jets and sunday's game starts at 1:00 at gillette. >> jadiann: there's a game we can watch because we don't have to go to bed early.
6:04 am
team of winners in watertown. coming up, how this unbeatable field hockey team is in the record books. >> a cheerleading coach accused of crossing the line with a student. more on the alarming allegations. >> jadiann: more tunnel trouble with the big dig. how the state is dealing with faulty hardware. >> jeremy: cloudy skies and pockets of fog. we get rid of the fog and hold on to the clouds. there may be an isolated showers this afternoon. a warm day.
6:05 am
>> christa: up and at 'em. it's 6:13 and it's thursday. friday eve, which we all love.
6:06 am
>> jadiann: i love that. friday eve. >> christa: get through the fog and we'll be okay today. >> jadiann: i think if i was paying attention, which it's dicey, j.r. today's warmer and it's the last warm day we get for a while? >> jeremy: you were saying everybody's part of the team. everybody is awesome. >> christa: from the lego movie. >> jeremy: so i'll give you props. you pay attention. a lot of clouds. a mild day. a few showers likely this afternoon. weekend is looking decent. bright on saturday. a little bit cool on saturday and again tomorrow. temps in the 50s. the city 55. worcester 53. hyannis 56. during the morning commute, fog. it's not just isolated, it's all over southern new england. the denseness of the fog is isolated. there's pockets of dense fog out there. so you have fog for the morning commute. the afternoon hours will feature the risk of some showers. right now here's where the
6:07 am
new york state so grab the rain gear. you probably don't need it this morning. i can't rule out a spot shower or burst of mist but the best chance of getting tagged by one of these showers would be mid to late afternoon. even as i say that, it's not a slam dunk. about a 30-40% chance of showers this afternoon. few peeks of sun. as a meteorologist, we love days like this. it's a can't miss forecast, partly cloudy skies, chance of a shower. might, might not happen. 68-74. that is facing us through the day. nothing widespread or long lasting. it's warm. lower 70s through the afternoon. tonight, clearing, cooler. lows 41-49. tomorrow, lots of sunshine. nice fall day. a little bit on the cool side. breezy as well. that breeze will add a cool feel to the air with temperatures tomorrow lower 50s. saturday we start with high pressure and sunshine. cool on saturday. then on sunday, here comes another weather system, a cool front with clouds.
6:08 am
there may be showers on sunday morning but i think you can get them out of here as we work toward sunday afternoon. so your 7on7 forecast, just a few showers this afternoon, isolated. friday, lots of sunshine. saturday lots of sun. mid 50s. sunday, morning clouds and there's a risk of showers sunday morning but i think we can get that out of here in time for the patriots and the jets, jets, jets game down at gillette sunday afternoon. temperatures sunday afternoon low 60s. patriots by 10. >> jadiann: patriots by 10. i don't know what you think about that, rich. what about the roads? >> rich: what i think about the roads? we've been accident-free until now. there's a crash in canton on the northbound side of 95 by route 128. that's backed up traffic a couple of miles on that stretch of highway. there's a crash in westwood on 128 southbound by route 109. the expressway is moving, not stop and go yet. 93 is pretty good. just moderate delays downtown.
6:09 am
the turnpike is okay right now. no big time headaches out of the north shore and route 128. the t says we're okay. on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: look at this. a local high school field hockey team taking a shot at history and waking up in the record books. the watertown team hasn't lost a game in six years. >> christa: can you imagine that? their win last night broke records. we should all have odds like this one. i love it. nancy, this is incredible. >> reporter: it really is, to be exact the field hockey team hat not lost since the division 2 playoffs in 2008. now they set a u.s. high school record for consecutive victories. >> congratulations. >> thank you for being here. >> wednesday a memorable day for the watertown high field hockey team, setting a national record
6:10 am
winning it's 154th straight game. >> we're going to savor today, being part of something many girls have been a part of. >> with the 6-0 win, the raiders continue their six year winning streak. players, past and present, celebrated years of hard work. >> it's an amazing feeling, probably the best feeling was the former players coming back and taking our picture and celebrating with them, all their hard work. it's a great feeling. >> all these plays i've coached all these years. the commitment, the dedication, the coaches that have coached with me all these years. that's what is going through my mind. >> the team is focusing on the next game but for at least one night ... the team can celebrate a new record. >> i'm so thankful for all of these families that have supported us and all the former families that came to watch. thank you all. >> reporter: and congratulations to them. the 16-0 raiders will look to
6:11 am
wrap up another undefeated season tomorrow. watertown hosts wakefield in the regular season finale. >> christa: that takes a special group of people and hats off to the coach and parents and the kids and everybody. >> jadiann: go, girls. what a great team they have there. great spirits. >> christa: girl power, for sure. still ahead, people packing the statehouse demanding strongers laws to protect pets. >> jadiann: a new details about the woman who gave birth on a plane bound for los angeles. why authorities say she hid her pregnancy from the airlines. >> christa: they're celebrating in new york city, crying in their beer in chicago, though.
6:12 am
the keurig k200 series brewer. one touch, and unlike life, no mess. your favorites. your way.
6:13 am
>> jeremy: good morning, clouds and fog this morning.
6:14 am
we'll get rid of the fog and swap it for the risk of isolated showers this afternoon and this evening. the key word isolated. rain gear not a bad idea. traveling outside of new england, we have a big storm across the southern plains with thundershowers and thunderstorms. even texas, including dallas, might be travel issues with delays but chicago fine, minneapolis fine, atlanta a-ok. the west coast, 49. los angeles at 75. >> pats fans, welcome to fantasy fixer. we like to talk about the pats of course. we have first place on the line at gillette. >> jadiann: the gets coming into town. the patriots going to get a firsthand look at what they could have had. darrelle revis back with the jets lining up against julian edelman. killing it for the patriots. got that finger thing going on. not sure how available he is. revis a bad matchup for anybody
6:15 am
out there. >> jadiann: chris ivory, a huge performance. do you think he'll bring it this week? >> bill belichick is so good it's a shutting down a team's best option. i'm looking at ryan fitzpatrick, very serviceable for it is jets. he has good peps. the patriots have not slowed down the pats attack. >> christa: can we talk about the ravens? we thought they would be the biggest threat against the pats. what's going on with baltimore? >> they gave them so much trouble in the playoff. nearly won it. they're not moving the ball against anybody. they're not stopping anybody. all sorts of bad going on. carson palmer has been very good at quarterback. pro caliber. john brown available in a lot of leagues, pick him up. >> christa: cubs fans have to wait at least another year to snap the championship drought. the mets won game four 8-3 to
6:16 am
this is the first time the mets won the pennant since 2000. the cubs haven't won a world series since 1908. the american league championship series, the blue jays avoided elimination. toronto beat the royals 7-1. kansas city leads the series 3-2. game six is tomorrow night. >> the bruins can't find way to win at home. claude julien watched his team go to overtime. philadelphia on the power play. claude dur roux with less than three minutes to go. bruins lose 5-4. a special day for center patrice bergeron. he and his wife welcomed their first child wednesday morning. the boy's name is zach and bergeron played last night's game on one-hour of sleep but still scored a goal. and added an assist.
6:17 am
assist and baby should be called the bergeron hat trick. >> christa: quite an accomplishment. >> jadiann: a lot to get done in one day. >> christa: he didn't have to do all of it. right? congrats to them. now he's sleep-deprived like so many of us. 6:26 is your time. harvard honors for jimmy fallon. the late night host in cambridge over the weekend. >> we're live in west bridgewater with reaction after parents learn a cheerleading coach was arrested, accused of rape. >> jadiann: then a new "sesame street" character breaking ground. how julia is bringing change to
6:18 am
dunkin' donuts smoked sausage breakfast sandwich. savory...smoky... and unmistakably flavorful. get your day going with one today.
6:19 am
mornings. wonderful, crazy mornings. we figure you probably don't have time to wait on hold. that's why at xfinity we're hard at work, building new apps like this one that lets you choose a time for us to call you. so instead of waiting on hold, we'll call you when things are just as wonderful... [phone rings] but a little less crazy. we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. leadership isn't given.
6:20 am
good morning. what can i get for you? a medium hot coffee, cream and two sugars, please? medium hot coffee, cream, two sugars -- sounds good. at dunkin', we make your coffee just the way you like it. if not, we'll make it again on the spot. see you tomorrow. that's the dd commitment. america runs on dunkin'. a cheerleading coach accused of crossing the line with one of
6:21 am
thinks students. more on the alarming allegations. >> jadiann: more tunnel trouble with the big dig. the state replacing faulty hardware in the ceiling. >> christa: protecting pets. how stay lawmakers are taking on animal abuse. >> jadiann: why jimmy fallon is heading to harvard. good morning to you, everyone. 6:30 on the dot this thursday morning. i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. a bit of a warmer morning to start things off. a little bit of fog, too. so -- >> jadiann: maybe some rain. >> christa: bring the umbrella. >> jeremy: that's a good idea. it will be on standby but the risk will be there. right now fog beginning to lift. early this morning visibilities were near zero, now four miles. we'll have fog continuing to lift. right now in the 50s. the city 55. here comes the clouds and
6:22 am
showers out of new york state. that's why grabbing the rain gear a good idea but the showers are hit and miss. so it's about a 30-40% chance this afternoon that you may get tagged by a brief shower. it's a mild afternoon despite all sorts of clouds. you might get a glimpse or two of sun. low 70s this afternoon. 7:00 this evening, mild. mid 60s this evening. >> christa: let's go to "fast track traffic." rich, there are problems to start things off. >> rich: we had an accident-free first hour but not now. generally not a bad ride. 93 is this slow, which is not bad, into about wilmington, which is backed up. we're seeing traffic out of the north shore fill in starting at 95 down to 93. not stopping and going. getting busy nonetheless. the expressway is doing its thing. 93 and downtown, that's route 1. we've had accidents on 95, two of them in canton and attleboro on the northbound side. the t says it's on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england."
6:23 am
>> christa: thank you. and we're following breaking news overseas in sweden. there has been an attack on a school in the southern part of the country. police say a masked man killed a teacher and wounded two other students and the attacker was also seriously injured when police shot. the school has students they say ranging from preschool to high school. of course we'll stay on top of that story and bring you any more information as it comes in. >> jadiann: the day's other top stories a junior at methuen high school is undergoing an evaluation an a classmate told police the 16-year-old claimed he would shoot up the school. officers arrested the student on monday. they found concerning posts on facebook along with texts. police say they found ammunition from the student's home but no real guns. how to battle the opioid crisis in massachusetts will be center stage at the statehouse.
6:24 am
governor bank will meet with them this afternoon. hillary clinton will testify today on the benghazi attack before the house select committee. clinton was secretary of state during the 2012 attack on the u.s. consulate that killed four americans. >> also this morning, a local cheerleading coach facing troubling charges accused of raping a teenage girl. he was training. let's go to victoria warren in west bridgewater. you have more on how exactly this coach was caught here. >> reporter: he was caught, according to police, because the girl told a friend and somehow the girl's parents found out. it was the girl's parents who called police. we spoke with parents who have other students who go to the gym. they're very concerned. the coach is accused of taking this girl from the gym to his apartment. police say he raped her. 26-year-old nicholas johnson accused of raping a child while he was coaching gym masks masksnastics.
6:25 am
>> parents forced to have tough conversation with their kids about how often they saw johnson while working at full house all-stars. police arrested johnson saying he took a 14-year-old student to his apartment and had sex with her. >> that's disgusting. it's sad. it's disappointing. >> that's very sick and disturbing. >> neighbors never saw johnson with the girl. after she had sex with him she texted him nude photos. she said johnson said he loved her. she told a friend what happened. her parents found out and called police. police questioned johnson a week ago. later that day he drove his car off the road and ended up in the hospital. they arrested him the day he was released. the gym hired johnson in may. last week they fired him. >> he should definitely know better. i don't care if she was willing or not. they probably looked up to him.
6:26 am
>> this former coach has already appeared before a judge. he entered a not-guilty plea and the judge ordered him held on a $50,000 bail. live in west bridgewater, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: inspectors are looking into damaged hardware inside the big dig tunnels. inspections and repairs are under way. let's go to nancy chen. this is important info. >> highway officials are inspecting more than 100,000 nuts after hundreds of cracked ones were found inside the tunnels. crews are replacing any damaged ones. that hardware is used to hold up lights inside the tunnels but the highway administrators say there's no risk the lights will fall because they're also held up by wires. inspectors have already discovered 878 damaged nuts inside the ted williams tunnel. the department of transportation says 49 have been found in the i-95 connector and tunnels but
6:27 am
inspections won't be completed until november. it's not known how much it will cost to make the necessary replacements. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: animal lovers are fighting for more ways to track trouble when it comes to animal abuse. they're looking to put a new state law in place that would make it difficult for those who have been convicted of cruelty crimes to get a pet again. a database would work like the sex offender registries. pet stores, shelters and breeders would have access. abusers would pay to be on the list and face jail time if they >> it's important to know had to they are. studies show people who abuse animals abuse people. why should we have people abusing animals? >> the bill is in committee but lawmakers hope it will be signed into law in the future. >> christa: the state's gaming commission set to talk about daily fantasy sports websites to see if they should be regulated.
6:28 am
chairman, boston based draftkings and fandual will be talked about during a public meeting next thursday. attorney general maura healey is reviewing the sites but already said she will not fight to shut them down. jimmy fallon heading to harvard. this weekend the "tonight show" host will be honored by the school's harvard lampoon humor magazine. fallon will parade through harvard square with a marching band saturday before receiving the excellence in humor award at the end of the ceremony on the lam upon front steps. hopefully you can catch a glimpse of him. >> christa: still ahead, the bruins star playing on one-hour of sleep and managing to get a hat trick of sorts. >> jadiann: plus, a groundbreaking character making her way to "sesame street." >> christa: what's behind the concern of a lego shortage
6:29 am
6:30 am
it's intelligent enough to warn of danger from virtually anywhere. it's been smashed, dropped and driven. it's perceptive enough to detect it's been shaken, rattled and pummeled. it's innovative enough to brake by itself, park itself and help you steer. it's been in the rain... the cold... and dragged through the mud. introducing the all-new mercedes-benz gle. it's where brains meet brawn. for the girl scout meeting... ok! for the soccer team... how many meetings are you having?! stop & shop just dropped prices on thousands more items. which makes the checkout lane, victory lane.
6:31 am
>> jadiann: good morning to you, now what's trending today. "sesame street" adding to the characters. >> christa: the show is introducing its first character who is living with autism and
6:32 am
she's part of the new initiative called "sesame street" and autism, see amazing in all children. the campaign includes a free app that uses storybooks and videos to spread awareness. that's incredible they're raising awareness. >> jadiann: khloe kardashian and lamar odom are giving their marriage another try. she's been by his side in the hospital since found unresponsive at a las vegas brothel. odom is conscious and signed off on the petition to dismiss the divorce. >> christa: lego may run out of bricks before the holiday. they may not be able to crank out enough bricks. lego is the world's largest toy maker thanks in part to the success of the franchises like the lego movie.
6:33 am
solution to this problem. >> jadiann: i see what you did there, the crackle. "know and go" is next with the day's top stories a twist in the birth of a baby while on a plane in midair. planned it. >> reporter: coming up, the latest on the teenager accused high school. >> christa: thank you. and tom brady talking about the
6:34 am
>> a teen charged with a school threat. what police found in his home. >> opioid deaths on the rise in massachusetts. what is being done at the statehouse today to try and end this crisis. >> a local cheerleading coach arrested, charged with raping a teenage girl. >> heading to capitol hill. hillary clinton gets ready to benghazi. >> christa: it is a busy day of news on this thursday. time for "know and go" with your top stories i wouldn't we start with traffic and weather. let's go ahead to jeremy. >> jeremy: fog is a problem. it's beginning to lift. when we started at 5:00 a.m. a lot of numbers were between zero, one and two miles. now they're four or five miles so the fog will continue to lift. mild morning, temps in the
6:35 am
middle and upper 50s. rain gear a good idea because we're talking showers at the same at this time, vermont, new york state. they'll be hit and miss. even this morning there may be a spot shower or sprinkles. then this afternoon, about a 30-40% chance you see a few showers but not 100% chance. temps between 68 and 74. the city this afternoon. 72. billerica 71. nashua 68. tonight, clearing, cooler. down into the 40s. lots of sunshine tomorrow. a cool breeze. temperatures tomorrow about 20 degrees cooler than today. tomorrow. much the same on saturday without the wind. and then for sunday, here comes a weather system that sweeps across new england during the day on sunday. the showers with that weather system happen sunday morning before the patriots game. temperatures at gillette in the lower 60s, also in the apple orchards in your backyards, lower 60s. have a good day.
6:36 am
>> jadiann: sounds like a plan. let's talk about the traffic. >> rich: good morning. very slow. not only here. in fact the slowness starts at route 99 near the orange dinosaur to the jug handle lights in peabody. bumper-to-bumper traffic there. 93 is slow going but it's only from -- only from wilmington all the way downtown. hampshire. it's on the 93 southbound side near exit 2. expressway, just busy one end to the other. that's a breakdown being cleared from the southbound side. the t says it's been a good ride so far. everything's on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we're tracking breaking news overseas out of sweden where a teacher is dead and two students wounded when a masked man attacked a school in the southern part of that country. police say the attack happened in the cafeteria area and the two wounded students, ages 11 and 15, have serious cuts. investigators are not saying how
6:37 am
the teacher was killed. the masked man was also wounded when police shot him. we'll be keeping tabs on this story in the day ahead, also on the "today" show. in methuen, closer to home, a to your teenager is accused of school. >> jadiann: police found evidence in his home. nick emmons is live in methuen with more on this. >> reporter: police say that the 16-year-old student told at least one other student that he wanted to shoot up methuen high school. they say they found evidence of this saying the student had referencedded mass shootings and especially ones in schools. it wasn't just one threat. they looked at postings on social media as well as text messages. a female student told authorities she was concerned once the suspect reportedly said he wanted to kill himself. police credited that student with possibly saving the suspect's life. this arrest happened monday night but parents found out wednesday. the school saying to parents
6:38 am
that the reason we did not tell you is because we wanted to make information. live in methuen, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: there are new details about a reported sexual assault at bridgewater state. police have found the claim to be unfounded. investigators say an 18-year-old student reported the assault on monday saying that she met a man on the messaging app kik. police -- released a sketch of the suspect but no charges will >> christa: orange line service back up to normal following a scary scene at haymarket station latest last night. a woman was trapped under a train. service was suspended between north station and back bay. police are trying to figure out what caused her to fall. she was conscious when taken to the hospital. >> crews are replacing faulty construction nuts in the big tunnels. the highway officials say
6:39 am
100,000 nuts after hundreds of cracked ones were found. the hardware holds up lights but the highway administrator says the lights are not at risk to fall because they're also held up by wires. >> christa: from overnight, the man accused of shooting and killing a four-year-old girl in a horrifying case of road rage is behind bars. police charged 32-year-old tony torez with murder along with weapons violations. he admitted to the shooting. the father of four-year-old lilly garcia told police it started when torez swerved into his lane on the highway. after the two exchanged words, he says torez pulled a gun and shot at the truck, hitting his little girl, who was sitting in the backseat. >> jadiann: hillary clinton set to testify on benghazi. the former secretary of state faces tough questions from the committee investigating the deaths of four americans including glen doherty. nancy chen joins us with more on what clinton will be facing.
6:40 am
>> very big day ahead. we expect to hear eight hours of testimony today, much of which will focus on what happened before the attack in benghazi. lawmakers are expected to question former secretary of state hillary clinton on her own emails that are still being release the. but they're also going to release thousands of pages of emails from embassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack. stevens and glen doherty were among the four americans killed in the attack. doherty was a former navy seal providing security at the consulate and embassador stevens asked for more seat but never received it. clinton says the request never made it to her desk. they're expected to push for more security training and diplomacy in risky areas. >> christa: vice president joe biden finally announcing he will not be running for president. biden says after mourning the death of his son, who passed away, the last five months his window for a run as closed in
6:41 am
his words. the vp says even though he won't run, he'll continue to push for the cause of the middle class in this country. >> jadiann: a local cheerleading coach sunday arrest charged with raping and underage athlete he was training. victoria warren is live in west bridgewater with more this morning. >> reporter: good morning. jadiann, parents we spoke to clearly upset about these accusations. police say that this coach took one of the girls he was coaching from this gym to his apartment. he's accused of raping her. his name is nicholas johnson. he's 26 years old and he was a gymnastics coach at full house all-stars. he took the 14-year-old student back to his apartment in brockton and raped her there. police say she also texted him nude photos. the girl apparently told a friend and her parents found out. her parents called 911. police arrested johnson after he ended up in the hospital after
6:42 am
he drove his car off the road. so he has already appeared before a judge. he entered a not-guilty plea and was ordered held on a $50,000 bail. live this morning in west bridgewater, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: the opioid crisis taking center stage on beacon hill today. let's go to nicole oliverio outside the statehouse with more on the plan. >> reporter: crist tax despite efforts to try and stop this crisis, according to the department of public health, the number of open opioid deaths increased this year. governor baker will be meeting with law enforcement to talk about what can be done to prevent the opioid crisis here in massachusetts. last week governor baker talked about his desire to pass a bill preventing doctors from prescribing first time patients more than a three-day supply of the drugs. the proposal would give doctors the power to hold addicts
6:43 am
if they pose a danger and need help. deaths increased the first half of this year compared to the same time last year. from january to june 684 people died compared to 641 last year. there's a state lawmaker who's hoping to get a bill passed that would prevent doctors from prescribing oxycontin to children saying it's a gateway drug to heroin. live from the statehouse, nick emmons, "7 news today in new >> jadiann: new details on the birth of a baby on a plane bound for los angeles. she hid the fact she was 36 weeks pregnant from the airlines so she could have the baby on american soil. the baby has been granted u.s. citizenship but the mother was deported without the child. >> christa: the bruins cannot seem to get a win at home. boston lost in overtime to the
6:44 am
claude derue scoring the game-winner. they take on the islandest in brooklyn. a special day for center patrice bergeron. he and his wife welcoming their first child wednesday morning and their baby's name is zach. a little boy. he played last night game on one-hour of sleep but scored and assist and goal. the broadcasters joked the goal, assist and a baby should be called the bergeron hat trick. >> jadiann: brandon lafell could make his season debut soon. he practiced with the team for the first time. he's been out dealing with a foot injury. the team has three weeks to acted evaluate him from the -- activate him from the physically unable to perform list. >> he's a dependable. consistent player. a incredible playmaker. he did covers the top guys every week, so i got a firsthand look at that last year every day in
6:45 am
great to have him here but he moved on. now he's our competition again. >> talk about a super accomplishment. the watertown high school field hockey team set a national high school record. women's team. watertown has won 154 straight games. the raiders beat melrose to set the all-time record for consecutive victories. watertown wraps up the regular season tomorrow. >> jadiann: i hope they do well on the next game, too. >> christa: that's quite a run. >> jeremy: sure is. congratulations to them. temps are mild, in the middle 50s. a few showers marching into new england this morning. grab the rain gear for just a few isolated showers. after school activities should be okay. a random shower. low 70s this afternoon. much cooler tomorrow though. >> christa: get out and enjoy your day. thank you for watching. i'm christa delcamp.
6:46 am
>> jadiann: "today in new england" returns at 9:00.
6:47 am
let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus. mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus.
6:48 am
6:49 am
6:50 am
6:51 am
6:52 am
6:53 am
6:54 am
6:55 am
6:56 am
6:57 am
6:58 am
6:59 am

99 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on