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community shockedfter an 18-year-old from sharon killed overseas. >> nancy: an isis ringleader killed in france but the group is releasing new threats, including in the united states. >> christa: the debate over syrian refugees heating up after a key vote in the u.s. house and local lawmakers split on this issue. >> nancy: overnight, we have the latest after fire tears through an apartment building in brighton, forcing nearly a dozen people to evacuate. good morning, just turned 5:00 on the dot on this friday morning. i'm nancy chen. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. it's a wet one out there. heavy rain outside and jeremy, how long is this going to stick around? >> jeremy: not the very long. even now, metro boston, the heaviest of the rain winding down, worcester and nashua done with the heavy rain. it's focused on the south shore, south coast so that's where we'll have the slowest commute most likely this morning because of the weather along the south shore, route 3 into town will be
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wet as well as 24 and 28. mass pike unbound okay but leftover puddles. rain gear until 7:30, 8:00 then dry for the day. warm right now. upper 50s to around 60 degrees. grab a jacket though because you will need it late today, especially after 4:00 or 5:00. 2:00 this afternoon, still mild, upper 50s. quickly. >> nancy: with all that rain, how are the roads? time for "fast track traffic" with rich kirkland. >> rich: nancy, one word, hydroplaning. the pulling in the far left and right lanes, like the turnpike, we're incident-free. old number 90 pretty good. the expressway, lighter than normal all the way downtown. that's another piece of the turnpike downtown after the allston, brighton tolls but give yourself extra time and patience. volume is down but watch out for the puddles. the t it's okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: let's move to that breaking news that is taking
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place overseas. gunman have taken at least 170 people hostage at a hotel in the country of mali. as many as ten armed gunman have apparently locked in about 140 guests and 30 workers. the u.s. embassy in mali is asking americans in the country to shelter in place. back in august the embassy issued a security message to let u.s. citizens know of a heightened security risk because of westerners in the area. we'll stay on top of the breaking details. >> nancy: at home an apartment building in brighton going up in flames in the oak square neighborhood. you can see flames shooting out of the window in that picture. everyone was able to make it out safely, though one firefighter was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. that fire caused extensive damage leaving 11 people forced out of their apartments. the fire chief is estimating damages at half a million dollars. >> christa: overnight, a man fighting for his life after he was assaulted in boston's south end.
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this happened in the area of washington and east lennox streets and it was just after midnight. boston ems says he was taken to boston medical center with life-threatening injuries. no word on any arrests. >> nancy: a community in mourning after a deadly attack kills a sharon teenager. >> christa: he was the target of an attack by terrorists in israel. he was there studying his religion during a gap year before going off to college. let's go to nick emmons. nick has more on what family and friends are saying about this young man's life. >> reporter: yeah, christa, this community is really heartbroken but at the same time outraged over what happened. violent attacks, palestinians against israelis have been on the rise over the past few weeks but the latest one obviously hits way too close to home. >> he's the sweetest, warmest heart. >> 18-year-old schwartz ezra
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schwartz went to israel to study religion. the family rabbi doing his best to comfort the family. >> they're devastated. they are heartbroken. they miss their son. the entire country of israel is mourning with them. they got calls from leadership of israel and we all mourn together. >> a terrorist armed with a gun opened fire on a van schwartz was in at an intersection near the west bank thursday. police say schwartz and two others were killed. >> this young man could have built something great and the people who killed him want death and construction. >> schwartz graduated from the school in brookline. administrators expressed profound sadness. an elementary school says while older kids went home early, the younger ones weren't told much. >> we stopped for a moment to say a prayer for his health and well-being but after that, teachers had to put on a face
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and get through the day. >> 7news spoke to a monday who spent time with he is are ezra. >> he was a great guy and i wish i knew him longer. he had a potential to to be an amazing person. >> it's a difficult story for everyone in town as well as across the country to hear something like this. we were told a funeral will be private once ezra is brought home. that's the latest live in sharon, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> nancy: we're following breaking news on the paris terror attacks a third body has been found at the site of a raid early this week north of paris. that raid killed the isis ringleader of the parisian attack. police say the third body of that of a woman but they don't know her identity yet. u.s. officials say there's no credible threat against american targets but they're on alert. jennifer eagan is live in the control room. >> in the wake of the paris attacks and isis videos
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mentioning washington and new york the obama administration is trying to reassure americans it's highly unlikely a similar attack could happen here. >> we're not aware of any credible threat here of a paris type attack. >> still the fbi is tracking dozens of high risk people as they try to guard against copy cat attacks in connection with the terror in paris, isis released multiple videos that appear to threaten american targets, the latest on thursday pointing towards the white house. meanwhile in france, authorities now believe when they killed isis ringleader abdelhamid abaaoud during the raid, they stopped a man who plotted several attacks in recent months including the one where three americans stopped a shooter on a train in france. abood's cousin died when she blew herself up. a neighbor recorded the whole
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[gunfire] >> the leader of the french commandos is selling nbc how they stormed the concert hall where the most brightly killing took place. >> we took possession at the enter of the theater and dediscovered a hell on earth. >> you can see they were immediately under fire. then two more isis killers. >> the first one blew himself up with an explosive jacket. the second one tried to do the same but he got shot by the two first officers. >> they were both wearing suicide vests and one went off. >> yeah, blood everywhere. >> police in europe are overwhelmed trying to track the 5,000 people who have been to syria associated with isis and returned. compare that to the u.s. where the fbi says the number of americans to do the same is in the teens. jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. meantime capitol hill taking action following the attacks
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the house passed a bill to put president obama's plan to allow syrian refugees into the u.s. on hold. this bill calls for a stricter screening process. lawmakers say national security agencies must make sure refugees don't pose a security risk. president obama says he will veto the bill but dozen of democrats are backing republicans and there could be enough support to rover over ride the veet. congressman william keating and stephen lynch went against the president and voted to put the stricter measures in place. keating says it increases security for program that helps those trying to escape isis. the seven other representatives from the state oppose the measure. boston cardinal sean o'malley is calling for compassion for syrian refugees saying the attacks in paris which demand a strong is response and require policies that prevent recurrence should
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not be used to aface the memory of syrians and others from the middle east and africa in need of shelter, support and safety. >> nancy: testimony set to resume in the murder trial of philip chism. yesterday jurors were shown a note found in the woods near the body of colleen ritzer saying i hate you all. investigators also found bloody jeans which they suspect belonged to the teen. today a fellow classmate of chism's is expected to take the stand again. >> christa: the body of bella bond has been released to her biological father for burial. the two-year-old was found on deer island over the summer and it took months to identify her. her mother and boyfriend are charged with her death. bella's father was living in florida at the time when his daughter disappeared and he plans to hold a funeral for her. >> nancy: an army reservist behind bars after allegedly stealing high-powered military weapons from an armory in worcester.
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new york. investigators say he was already facing charges related to child rape and was wearing a gps bracelet at the time of the break in. that monitoring device had him at the facility the night the guns were stolen. he broke in a window and used a power saw and crowbar to cut through the roof. he stole six machine guns and ten handguns. it's not clear why he stole the weapons but officials don't believe it was related to terrorism. >> christa: the state's attorney general, maura healey, is not shutting down daily fantasy sports sites but is proposing new regulations. she wants to ban anyone under age 21 from playing daily fantasy sports on draftkings and fanduel and wants the sites not to ties on school campuses and she wants to keep pro athletes or anyone connected
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to a pro sport from entering contests involving that particular sport. >> this is an industry as so many have already acknowledged that cries out for transparency and robust consumer protections. this is an important step to protect consumers here in massachusetts as we continue to evaluate this new industry. >> christa: draftkings and fanduel will work with the state on the regulations going into effect in january. >> nancy: republican front return donald trump says he would create a database system to track muslimss in the united states. tracking it to the need to identify who is in the country legally. he says muslims wouldn't have a choice, they would have to sign up. fellow republican ben carson will be in new hampshire today to file paperwork for the state's primary. the deadly deadline is today. he joins the three major democratic candidates and other
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gop candidates who filed including jeb bush who made his run for president official on thursday. he's now the third bush to file paperwork to appear on the new hampshire ballot following in the footsteps of his father and brother. new hampshire's secretary of state used the occasion to show him pictures of their filings. >> christa: much more ahead on "7 news today in new england" including what police are calling a hate crime at harvard. students stunned after pictures of covered with black tape. >> nancy: a hollywood star back in the hub. where ben affleck will film his latest film today. >> christa: first we're heading back to the classroom. class act is back and we're honoring one local student putting others first. we have her story coming up. >> jeremy: we're tracking rain for the morning commute, especially metro boston, south shore, worcester hills. it does not rain all morning. after 8:00 we're done with the rain. temperatures right now mild, upper 50s this morning. sunshine this afternoon. still in the upper 50s this
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>> rich: right now on area highways it's smooth sailing with all that water but watch out for the puddles. details coming up. >> nancy: a hostage situation being reported at a hotel in the african nation of mali. 170 people are held hostage and the u.s. embassy in mali ordered
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>> christa: did you have fun dodging it is raindrops on the way in? >> nancy: it was wonderful putting on the hoodie on top of the rain jacket then the umbrella. anyone you have to do. >> christa: the triple threat for nancy. >> jeremy: my issue was that it was raining so hard my feet and pants got soaked and i had the umbrella. so that's what we were going through in the morning hours. i personally escorted a plume of
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tropical rain from metrowest, the mass pike and showing it out to sea. there's leftover steady rain in the city. more so on the south shore, brockton, braintree, abington, weymouth and this will be on the south shore the next hour. farther west, into the worcester hills, we have rain but it's beginning to break apart. between worcester and leominster, then working down the 95 corridor, providence then dighton, the south coast. rainy conditions all over southern new england the next working through connecticut and that will shut the rain down. i think by 7:00. notice as we put the storm timeline in motion there's leftover rain likely on the cape by 10:00 in morning. for everyone else, the sunshine starts to come back during the afternoon hours. thought. most towns between a half inch to close to an inch.
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worcester leading the pack. bedford 8/10. boston still rain but a half inch much rain. on the map, it's a cold front. the cold air is lagging several hours behind and so we have a mild morning. temperatures are in the 50s. boston at 55 right now. norwood 59. bedford at 58. bedford a few mornings ago into the teens. what a turnaround. frizz factor, that's right, there's moisture in the air, it's warm, the frizz factor. we'll put it into the wavy category this morning and it's warm this morning but i would grab a jacket because i think when he come out of work later this afternoon and more so this evening, it will be cool. the humidity will be gone, and the warm air begins to fade after 3:00. once that sun goes down, bye-bye warmth. temperatures this evening, upper 40s. this afternoon, mix of clouds and sunshine. a nice day. tonight mostly clear, chilly, 31-36 and the weekend, a mix of clouds and sunshine tomorrow. cool, upper 40s.
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sunday a morning sprinkle but otherwise, a mix of clouds and sunshine. temperatures on sunday in the 50s. tomorrow evening at fenway park, football. your notre dame and bc football forecast, temperatures saturday evening in the lower 40s. the forecast early next week, a lot of traveling and a lot of sunshine as well. >> nancy: thank you. we are sew excited this morning to bring back our class act segment. we've been asking you to email us about a student or group of students who go above and beyond. it can be in academics, athletics or something that helps the community. >> christa: people love this segment and this morning we head to revere to meet a student who went out of her way to help another competitor. >> hi, how's it going, you guys? the reason i'm here today is because we do a segment called class act. i would love to have eric area
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the class. congratulations. >> erica anderson runs cross-country in revere. had he may not be the fastest but she has the most heart. >> she's like a great friend and she helps a lot of people. >> during one meet in lynn woods, erica noticed a runner from another team who was lost. >> she was getting lost. she went the other way. >> the lost runner had a developmental disability and erica knew she needed help. >> i was like i'll stay with you. >> erica says it was hard to stay focused on the finish line. >> i started to sprint and she came up and said can you stay with me and was holding on to my arm. i was like, okay. >> we were waiting for her towards the end and she wasn't coming. finally we saw her come around the corner and there was another girl with her. i said erica, what's going on? she said this girl was lost in the woods. >> erica put the other girl's needs in front of her own.
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>> i had to help because she would have got lost. >> those who know her say that's just erica being erica. >> she put compassion before competitiveness on that day. >> an awesome act of sportsmanship makes erica a class act. >> i definitely didn't know it was coming, so i was surprised. >> so cross-country is wrapped up for the season but she can hardly wait for spring. she'll be playing softball. i love this segment. >> nancy: i do too. >> christa: if you know a student between grades 6 and 12 doing outstanding things in their school, sports and community, nominate them at whdh.com. >> nancy: the bruins home record not so great. >> christa: but the hometown fans left happy last night thanks to a big performance by one of the best players this season.
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>> jeremy: good morning, need the rain gear the next few hours until about 7:00, 7:30 then you're done with the rain gear through the day. it's nice and mild with rainfall tallies so far for the storm, technically more of a cold front than a storm, between a half inch and inch of rain. so far this month boston picked up an inch, worcester an inch and a half and we were an inch below normal. good morning, the bruins entered last night's game with the worst home record in the atlantic division keeping sad company near the bottom. they needed a win against the minnesota wild and thanks to a loui eriksson hat trick they got one. he notched his third career hat
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trick needing a little over 16.5 minutes to get it done, his big night leads the bruins to the third home win, 4-2 the final. stopping rob gronkowski is a tall order for opposing defensives but sometimes it's the guys in the striped shirts who did it. gronk has leading for a leading pass interference penalties. don't expect him to switch his game up though. >> i ain't doing anything wrong. i'm playing football. >> you feel that way? za yeah, yeah, i ain't changing my style. >> how frustrating has that been? >> we're playing well as an offense so it's not that frustrating when i get the penalty and someone else makes a play on third and long. that helps out. >> you tell 'em, gronk. the blue jays josh donaldson tweeting mike trout for the most valuable.
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in patriots tight end rob gronkowski is teaming up with dunkin' donuts to cook up some food. >> my cooking skills of off the charts. a measuring cup? that's how good we are. >> is that a box of jo? yes, he joined the executive chef at dunkin' donuts to make blend brine turkey with he is piroso gravy. it's part of the dunks giving. he's one of three. >> nancy: i like that, though. chef gronk. >> christa: with the espresso gravy. you'll be up all night into -- >> nancy: pairs well with the wine. >> christa: up all night and getting ready for black friday after that for the shopping. >> nancy: a good combination. coming up next at 5:30a tricky situation in new hampshire. find out what happened when a crane came crashing down on to a house. >> reporter: a hate crime
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being investigated at harvard university. how the school's reacting coming
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>> nancy: police calling it a hate crime and harvard. they want to know who covered the pictures of african-american professor with black tape. >> hrista: a school scare, an apparent hit list discovered. what officials are saying about the find. >> nancy: a former rhode island mayor rushed to the hospital ceremony. the latest on his condition. >> christa: good morning, everybody, on this soggy friday thus far. i'm christa delcamp. >> nancy: i'm nancy chen. soggy for now but we have warm temperatures heading our way. >> jeremy: right now it's warm. middle and upper 50s this morning. wednesday morning they were down into the teens. here's why we have the warm air, a weather system moving through southern new england brought a lot of warm air and rain. it's been raining steadily and
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early this morning, especially on the south shore. so we'll have rain with us the next couple of showers then it does move out quickly this morning so you need rain gear until 7:30, 8:00 this morning. dry for the rest of the day. norwood close to 60. bedford 58. a little bit kooky wacky. the warmest of the day is right now. much cooler this evening for the evening commute. dry roads, clear skies. temperatures this evening in the 40s. >> christa: let's go to "fast track traffic" this morning. you get those leaves on the roads and some water, it's always a mess. >> rich: yeah, we're live on the expressway. we've had a little bit -- i'm not going to call it flooding, i'll call it ponding in the left left-hand lane slowing traffic. that's what you face everywhere. be careful please. that's route 1, gives you an highways. a lot of road drizzle and hard
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downtown is pretty and under control. friday volume down as it usually is and the t says it's okay, we're on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> nancy: thank you. we're following several breaking stories. we're seeing our first pictures from mali where 170 people are being held hostage at a hotel. 140 of those hostages are guests. the rest are employees. reports say there are as many as ten gunman. this is happening in the capitol of mali and the u.s. embassy urged all americans who live in the country or are in the country to shelter in place during this situation. we'll keep you updated on the long. also breaking news in france where a third body has been found in the apartment north of paris that was raided earlier this week. the suspected ringleader of the paris attacks was killed in that raid. police say the third body found is that of a woman but her identity is not known. >> christa: closer to home a fire leaving 11 people homeless
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in brighton. flames broke out on the third floor of this building around 1:30 in the morning. luckily everybody made it out safely. overnight, a man fighting for his life after he was assaulted in boston's south end. the attack happened in the area of washington and east lennox streets just after midnight. boston ems say he was taken to boston medical center with life-threatening injuries but it's unclear how he was injured. no word on any arrests. harvard. black tape discovered covering the faces of pictures of african-american professors. police are calling it a hate crime. the incident is shocking students. victoria warren has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, this goes well beyond vandalism. police say that this was racially motivated and harvard university called it abhorrent. police say this is a hate crime. the portraits of six
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african-american harvard law professors had black electrical tape placed over their faces. none of the white professorrers pictures. >> it was an act of violence for the intentional dismissiveness of black professor, to black out their faces as if they're worthless. >> the vandalism happened on the first floor of wasserstein hall. thursday. >> it was a shock to everyone. >> after the discovery, campus police were called and they opened and investigation. there was also an emergency meeting. >> it's an overt act of disrespect and intolerance and racism. >> the meeting was packed and the larger issue of racism at harvard came up. >> i think that some students with like the black lives matter movement from previous years and up until now really just tried to -- i guess they've called for how do we get more black professor on camp ca campus. >> notes replaced the black
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tape, filled with encouraging messages that hope to erase the hate. the police investigation into whoever is responsible continues. live this morning in cambridge. victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: police are investigating an apparent hit list discovered at seekonk high school. two students created a list of names of people they intended to hurt or kill. that list was discovered on thursday and parents say they were notified about it. meantime the parents we talked to weren't too concerned the students would have carried out the threats but are glad the school acted quickly. >> it's probably nothing but, yeah, of course you have to take it seriously and make sure they're taking the right steps to improve things. >> you hear about it but you don't think it's going to happen here. when you hear it coming out in the open quick, you get the feeling it's being taken care of and not taken lightly.
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>> and police so far have not said if any arrests have been made. >> nancy: former providence buddy cianci passed out dur a ceremony unveiling a portrait of himself. he only spent an hour in the hospital before released. >> christa: a crane crashing into the roof of a home in merrimack, new hampshire. the two people inside luckily not hurt but workers were cutting trees and that's when the crane suddenly toppled over. one of the workers was taken to the hospital with a foot injury. >> nancy: filming is scheduled this morning in the north end for ben affleck's new movie, live by night. the flick is set to shoot at the corner cafe. you're looking at video from last week when they filmed in lawrence where the town was transformed into a scene out of 20s. affleck is busy. he's directing and acting in the movie. i'm glad the rain is hopefully going to be gone by that point.
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>> christa: so cool to see that in our neck of the woods. hello adele. the pop star is back. >> nancy: whitey bulger's girlfriend back in court. why sher sister was protesting outside. >> christa: an amazing river rescue after a kayaker falls out of the kayak and this is all caught on camera. >> jeremy: amazing video there. we have rain and some of that is locally heavy on the south shore. route 3 into the city is a slow go as it 24. pike in from metrowest okay. rain gear needed until 7:30, 8:00 this morning then sunshine this afternoon. nice, mild day. >> rich: that means the ride is sloppy right now and getting sloppier. watch for the puddles.
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>> jeremy: good morning, yeah, it's rainy but it's friday. it's not monday morning. we have rain this morning and we'll have this until about
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the area in yellow on the south shore, south metro is heavier rain but the back edge in the worcester hills. school bell forecast, by the bus stop bury the kids, sprinkles. they'll have outdoor recess. clouds and sun and a mild day when school lets out, upper 50s. >> nancy: the wait is over. adele's album 25 was released overnight. i down loadedded it when he woke up. >> christa: i bet. it's number one on itunes. the "new york times" reports you won't be able to stream it on line. the label is trying to prevent illegal downloads. the first song, hello, racked up 420 million views on youtube. >> nancy: how about this, good news if you have a "star wars" fan on your holiday shopping list, j.r., you should not have trouble finding any toys.
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him a present? >> christa: oh. >> nancy: the supply was running low but the -- hey, j.r. he says the toy maker is working fast to make sure the stock is replenished within the next week or two. the company has taken into account the release of the highly anticipated force awakens movie on december 18. don't worry, j.r., we'll have you covered. >> christa: i'm going to get him the deaf star lamp. >> nancy: how about this, we have a lot to get to this morning, including everything you need to know and go. the one of the biggest thefts in maine history but it's been solved. how authorities tracked down these missing works of art. >> reporter: a community mourning the loss of an 18-year-old from sheridan killed in a terror attack overseas united states the last thing people in oklahoma expected to
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>> christa: it is a rainy friday and we're getting you started with a little "know and go." >> nancy: what you need to know and go today. first up jeremy reiner. >> jeremy: i know you don't need rain gear the entire day. the rain moves out between 7:00 and 8:00. the back edge moving through the
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hartford. rain on route 3, 3a, 24, 28, into the city, the split, moving fast. that's the good news. another plume of steady rainfall between nashua and manchester. so for the morning hours, we'll see that rain wind down and then we focus on getting the sunshine back in here by mid to late morning and more so this afternoon as an area of low pressure in canada really whipping a cool front through southern new england quickly. ironically enough it's a cool front on the map but no cool air behind this weather system. it's warm out there right now. upper 50s. close to 60. boston 55. norwood 59. worcester 53. fitchburg 54. frizz factor, there's humidity with that rain and mild temps so we'll put it into the wavy category. for the day, clearing skies with temperatures upper 50s and
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then backing up a little bit by mid afternoon into the mid 50s. i would grab a jacket or sweater because after 3:00 or 4:00, about the time work lets out, it will really begin to cool off. temps this evening into the 40s. tonight clear, low chilly. 41 to 46. another cool front on sunday. so tomorrow a mix of clouds and sunshine. temps tomorrow in the upper 40s. sunday there could be sprinkles with that second cold front. low 50s. much of next week looking good on monday. mostly sunny skies. mid 40s. thanksgiving, lots of sunshine. there's tom turkey shaking his moneymaker. 53 next thursday. >> nancy: thank you, j.r. hydroplaning a concern netted it rains. >> rich: no backups at all. friday morning volume can be light but we're for the see big time delays. take your time and be in the puddles. the expressway is pretty good. there's no turnpike issues.
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there's a live shot of storrow drive. if that's your destination, even when it's not raining, that's awfully slippery. can you see the blue light? a truck that's too tall for the bu bridge has to stop and wait hours to get out of the way. the t says it is on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we have an update on the breaking news we've been following in mali. cnn now reporting three people, two from mali, one from france have been killed during a hostage standoff. about ten armed man stormed the radisson blue hotel chanting god is great. they took 170 hostages, 140 of them were guests. >> nancy: this is happening in the capital of mali and the embassies urged all americans in the country to shelter in place. we'll stay on top of the developments all morning long. also on 7, a community in morning, friends and family of a sharon teen are in shock after
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he was killed overseas in a terrorist attack. >> christa: just 18 years old, he was in israel when the attack happened. nick emmons is in sharon with more on what happened. >> reporter: christa, this community heartbroken and outraged over what happened. violent attacks, palestinians against israelis have been on the rise over the past few weeks. but this one obviously hits very close to home. ezra schwartz was killed by terrorists while sitting in traffic thursday. he was in israel volunteering, handing out food to soldiers just before this happened. reports say gunman attacked a minivan and another vehicle near an intersection. ezra and two others were killed in the attack. ezra had four brothers and sisters, the family, as you can imagine, devastated and not quite ready to talk about what happened. as far as a funeral, we're told the funeral will be private as soon as ezra is brought home. live in sharon, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england."
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whitey bulger apparently furious over the treatment of his long-time girlfriend being charged with contempt. the sister of judd. >> he says he wants to help her but can't. she's serving an eight years sentence for helping bulger hide from police. greig's sister says she's been behind bars long enough. >> five years is enough for her. that's enough. for what? i mean what other woman has spent five years in jail because they left with her boyfriend? she hasn't hurt anybody. she hasn't. >> a u.s. attorney says the grand jury's entitled to greig's testimony. >> christa: one of the biggest thefts in maine history has been involved and the fbi didn't have to go far to do it. a retired agent recovered two remaining pieces of stolen artwork in burlington. the fbi agreed to keep his identity anonymous and not
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the nc wyeth paintings were stolen two years ago, four others were recovered in los angeles. they're worth a half million dollars each. >> nancy: friends and family remembering a california police officer shot and killed during a failed robbery. the body of the officer was removed from the scene with a flag draped over his casket. the former marine was sitting in his own car after finishing a day of training. three suspects had been arrested in connection to the shooting. >> christa: the man convicted of killing the son of adrian peterson has been sentenced to life in prison. 29-year-old joseph patterson was sentenced to 25 years for aggravated battery and will not be eligible for parole. the 2-year-old died in 2013 after sustaining several blows to the head. patterson was dating the boy's mother. >> nancy: a pilot lucky to be alive after a fiery plane crash near los angeles. a witness says the pilot told
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landed at the airport on thursday. that small plane crashed into a fence and burst into flames. the pilot, the only person onboard, got out on his own and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. >> christa: caught on camera an earthquake rattling northern oklahoma. surveillance footage from inside a store shows what happened. a shelf shaking yesterday morning. this was a 4.7 magnitude quake. four quakes in entirety in the city of cherokee but no injuries reported. a daring rescue caught on camera when a kayaker falls out of his kayak into a raging river in north carolina. you can see the boater getting washed away here. that's when a volunteer rescuer leaps into the water and grabs him. another volunteer pulls both of them to safety. >> a canadian diamond company found the second biggest gem quality diamond ever recovered. geez.
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the 1100 karat diamond is nearly the size of a tennis ball. it's the largest diamond found since 1905. the buzz, james franco going back in time for a mini series entitled 11/22/64 is based on a steven king novel. he goes back to 1958 and has five years to prevent the assassination of j.f.k. that series will debut on hugh will you in february and premiers on president's day coldplay's newest album will be star-studded. beyonce will join the band and gwyneth paltrow will be featured on a track. the album comes out december 4th. >> nancy: conscious uncoupling working out for the two of them. >> christa: for music, it's okay. you come together,. >> jeremy: i like those jackets,
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too. remind me of sergeant pepper's album. we're talking rain on the south shore. worcester hills, there's the caboose of our weather system. it's a cool front but ryanically the air is warm. upper 50s. rain will shut down the next couple of hours so you need rain gear between 7:00 and 8:00, after 8:00 you're done. later on the cape. temperatures, upper 50s. the warmest part of the day is this morning. the 40s this evening. the weekend dry on saturday. sunday a lot of clouds and morning. >> christa: we have another hour of 7 "7 news today in new we're following breaking news out of mali. radisson hotel. there are reports of 170 hostages taken. we have details on that coming your way. >> nancy: plus the latest on threats from isis. a terror ringleader killed in france but that's not keeping the group from issuing new threats keeping authorities >> christa: there's the debate over whether or not to allow
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syrian refugees into the u.s. it's heating up. there was a vote. hear what local officials are saying after that vote took place in the u.s. house yesterday. >> nancy: and as showers continue to come down we're watching "fast track traffic." rich kirkland will have an update when we come back at 6:00 with "today in new england." stay tuned. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather. he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system that keeps in place a rigged economy. bernie's campaign is funded by
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overnight, forced out by flames. fire tears through a brighton apartment building. >> christa: a deadly attack in
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israel claims the life of a massachusetts teen. >> people to killed him want death and destruction. >> christa: family and friends working to keep his memory align. >> the ringleader behind the terrorists in france is dead. threatening. >> christa: the house passing a bill to overhaul the syrian refugee process. the mass lawmakers breaks ranges. >> nancy: fantasy sports will stay for now but massachusetts lawmakers are setting limits. who will be allowed to play. >> christa: we're tracking more breaking news today. gunman storming a luxury hotel in africa. 170 people taken hostage overnight. welcome, 6:00 a.m. on this friday. i'm christa delcamp. >> nancy: i'm nancy chen. a busy day of news and by busy for jeremy reiner. >> jeremy: we have rain up and down the 95 corridor, city of boston, south shore and even
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south shore, we'll focus here because that's where the steady rain is. route 3 into the city a slow go. 3a, 24, 28 to the split. the yellow here indicating heavier rainfall. it's moving at a great clip which is huge. if they were moving slow i would have concerns about flooding but i don't know. merrimack valley also leftover steadier rain but everything quickly winds down this morning over the next one to two hours so you need the rain gear in the next 10-15 minutes until 8:00 but it's warm this morning. temperatures this morning upper 50s. this afternoon, sun is out. still mild this afternoon. upper 50s this afternoon. >> nancy: thank you. windshield wipers very busy as well. time for "fast track traffic." >> rich: here's a sampler of the highways. this is a the expressway. the northbound side red lights, southbound side white lights. gives you an idea of what the highways look like.
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like this one downtown, you have a slow down because things get slickery on the ramps. if you're a storrow drive user, watch that one. it's always slippery around the s conserves. mbta says okay so far. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we start with breaking news from overseas and we're talking about a hostage situation unfolding in the capitol of mali. >> nancy: it's happening as a radisson hotel. gunman have taken 170 people whom and a warning issued to americans in the city. >> reporter: any americans in the country are being told to stay inside and we're just learning that about 20 of those hostages have been freed. mali is in western africa. there are reports as many at ten men stormed the radisson hotel in the capitol armed with guns and throwing grenades chanting god is great.
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moved into the hotel 140 guests and staff hostage. they were moved into a hall and statement. leave. french and american citizens are among the hostages right now. police are on the scene and a standoff is ongoing. jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> nancy: thank you. overnight here at home, an apartment building in brighton going up in frames in the oak square neighborhood. you can see the flames shooting out the window. everyone was able to make it out safely though one firefighter was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. the red cross is helping the 11 people who were living in the apartment. also breaking a man assaulted in boston's south end fighting for his life. in happened in the area of washington and east lennox streets. boston ems says he was taken to boston medical center. police have not said if any
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>> christa: a sharon teenager killed on the west bank. ezra schwartz and two others died when a palestinians driver rammed him vehicle into a group of pedestrians. military officials say soldiers shot at the attacker. >> those who knew him are trying to cope with the lost. nick emmons is live in sharon with more. >> reporter: you can imagine people living here in sharon are mourning his loss. outraged over what happened. violent attacks have been ramping up in that part of the world for the past couple weeks. principles attacking israelis and the latest attack is hitting too close to home. >> he's the sweetest, warmest heart. >> 18-year-old ezra schwartz went to israel to study religion before college. the family rabbi doing his best to comfort his parents and four brothers and sisters? sharon. >> they're devastated, heart heartbroken.
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the entire country of israel is mourning with them. they've got calls from the leadership of israel and we all mourn together. >> a terrorist armed with a gun opened fire on a van schwartz was in near the west bank thursday. schwartz and two other men were killed. >> this young man could have built something great and the people who killed him want death and destruction. >> schwartz graduated from a school in brookline. administers released a statement expressing profound sadness. an elementary schoolteacher said while older kids went home early, the younger ones weren't told much. >> we stopped for a moment to say a prayer for his health and well-being but after that, teachers just had to put on a brave face and get through the day. >> 7news spoke to a man who spent time with ezra at a teen leadership program. >> he had an incredible heart. a great guy.
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he had potential to be an amazing person. >> obviously a very difficult time for everyone involved here. as far as a funeral, we're told the funeral will be private once ezra is brought home. that's the latest live in sharon, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: isis warning of more attacks after the attacks in paris. in the latest video that we're hearing about, the islamic state is vowing to destroy the white house. the fbi says agents nationwide are watching dozens of people who might be willing to carry out attacks in america. there is also breaking news a third body had he found at the site of a raid earlier this week north of paris. police say the body of that of a woman but they don't know her identity. the raid killed the isis ringleader of the paris terror attack. authorities say abdelhamid abaaoud plotted several attacks across europe including the one
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shooter on a train. abaaoud's cousin died in the raid. a neighbor recorded the encounter. they threatened to shoot her and she detonated a suicide vest. >> the house passed a bill halting the president's plan to allow syrian refugees into the united states calling for stricter screening. national security agencies must make sure the refugees don't pose a security risk. president obama promises to veto the bill due several democrats sided with republicans including william keating and stephen lynch. several others sided with the president and republican candidate ben carson is speaking out against the idea of allowing refugees into the country. he suggests trying to separate terrorists from syrian refugees coming into the united states would be like having a rabid dog running around your
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>> doesn't mean you hate all dogs by any stretch of the imagination but you're putting your intellect into motion and thinking how do i protect my children. >> carson will be in new hampshire today to file his paperwork for the state's today is the deadline. >> a army reserve assist is behind bars. james walker morales was arrested in new york. he was already facing charges related to child rape. he was wearing a gps bracelet at the time of the break in. investigators say that monitoring device had him at the facility the night the guns were stolen. he allegedly broke in through a window, used a power saw and crowbar to cut through the roof of the gun vault. he stole six machine guns and ten handguns though it's not clear why he stole the weapons. officials do not believe it was related to terrorism. >> nancy: chilling evidence in the courtroom of the murder
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the danvers teen accused of murdering his high school math teacher showed no emotion. jurors were shown several pieces of evidence found in the woods near the body of colleen ritzer including a note that said i hate you all. a forensic experts displayed a pair of jeans covered in blood that prosecutors say belonged to chism. testimony is expected to resume today and a former classmate is expected to take the stand. >> christa: the body of 2-year-old bella bond has been released to her biological father. her body was found in a bag on deer island. the took months to identify her. bella's mother and her boyfriend are charged in connection with her death. her father, joseph amarosa, was living in florida when his daughter disappeared and he plans to hold a funeral for her. >> maura healey is not shutting down daily fantasy sports websites in massachusetts but
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she wants to ban anyone under age 21 from playing daily fantasy sports on daft daft and fanduel. she also wants to prevent the sites from advertising on school campuses and those regulations are expected to take effect in january. >> christa: your time is 6:10 and we have more news ahead on a friday morning here on "7 news today in new england." >> nancy: in our next half hour, police calling it a hate crime. the harvard law professors targeted by vandals. >> christa: a hit list school. this morning parents talking about the threat. >> nancy: first we have an act of sportsmanship that earned a title. how losing a race won her many admirers. >> jeremy: we have rain right now, metro boston the south down in the worcester hills. you need the rain gear for the next couple hours but then day. already, temps in the 50s. this afternoon we stay in the
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>> kris: we're staying on top of this breaking news. islamic militants took 170 people hostage at a hotel in mali. the gunman also armed with grenades and cnn is reporting three people are dead this morning. >> rich: we've had some accidents on this rainy friday morning but the volume's way down so we're making pretty good time.
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time too rise and shine. yeah, it's a rainy friday morning but here's a nice picture from earlier this week. think about this. devin sending this from chatham a gorgeous scene. thanks to him for sending that in.
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it's not so cold outside though right now. >> christa: light at the end of the tunnel. >> jeremy: yes. the back edge of that rain not far away. you're done in worcester. if you're heading out the door in worcester you don't need the rain gear unless you're working in the city of boston. 8:00. this is zipping along, this weather system. and thankfully most of the morning commute not impacted. but as i say that we have steady rain through the south shore, metrowest and working in from the merrimack and 95. new hampshire seacoast. there's rain right now. and we'll have that for the next couple of hours but this quickly moves along. the last area to get rid of the rain will be on the cape and the islands. 8:00, 9:00, but for the rest of us after 7:30, 8:00 this morning. boston done. worcester done with the rain for the day. your total in worcester about an inch of rain. again, we were thinking about a half inch to inch in most locations. boston still raining but the
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cold. it's warm. boston at 55. norwood 59. bedford wednesday morning your low, which was about this time, was 18. 57 degrees. are you kidding me? that's november going back and forth between fall and winter and that will be the case today. a mild day. also some humidity with the rain. here's your fridays factor with the conditions in the wavy category. it's a mild day with clear skies. the numbers are warmer this morning than this afternoon. upper 40s to around 60. this afternoon, mid 50s is above normal but i would have a jacket or sweater ready to go after your workday. if you have plans in the city after work. the numbers will drop significantly down into the 40s this evening. it will really cool off once the sun goes down. tonight, mostly clear. chilly late tonight and tomorrow. 31 to 36. the weekend features a mix of clouds and sunshine.
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another cold front on sunday. not as much rain. a lot of clouds. and there may be a few isolated sprinkles or showers early weekend is dry. upper 40s tomorrow, low 50s on sunday. tomorrow evening, fenway park hosting football. notre dame, it's a home game. kickoff saturday evening in the middle 40s. looking down the road for traveling, here's next wednesday. thankfully no big storms seaboard. close to home, mostly sunny skies. monday next week mid 40s. >> christa: when you have wet roads, spinouts happen. >> rich: we're live downtown. that's the turnpike. reason it's a mess downtown by thalston, brighton tolls, there's a disabled truck by fenway park doing it. volume way down. the highways are in pretty good shape but hydroplaning is an issue but the volume is not there. the t says it's doing okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england."
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>> nancy: thank you. time to honor this week's class act. this morning we head out to revere to meet a student who really went out of her way to help another competitor. >> christa: she did. she didn't win the race but everybody was proud of how she was able to finish. >> hi. how's it going, you guys? so the reason why i'm here today is because we do a segment called class act and i would love to have erica anderson come to the front of the classroom. erica. come on over. congratulations. erica anderson runs cross-country at rumney marsh academy much she may not be the fastest but has the most heart. >> she's a great friend and she helps a lot of people. >> during one meet deep in lynn woods erica notice add runner from another team who was lost. >> i know she was getting lost. on the trail she went the other way. >> the lost runner had a developmental disability and erica knew she needed help. >> i was like i'll stay with you.
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>> at that point erica says it was hard to stay focused on the finish line. >> i started to sprint and she came up to me and said can you stay with me and was holding on to my arm and i was like okay. >> we were waiting for her towards the end and she wasn't coming out. finally we saw her coming around the corner and there was another girl with her. i said what's going on? she said this girl was lost in the woods. >> erica put the other girl's needs in front of her own. >> i had to help her because she would have got lost. there were no structures. >> those who know her say that was erica being erica. >> she put compassion before competitiveness on that day. >> an awesome act are sportsmanship makes erica a class act. >> i didn't know know it was coming. i was surprised. >> cross-country is wrapped up for the season and erica can hardly wait for spring to play her favorite sport, which is softball. if you know a student greats 6
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>> jeremy: good morning, rainingy boston right now. the rain should wind down in an hour, 7:30 or so, leyritz on the south shore and cape. worcester hills, you're just
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temperatures upper 50s. bedford 57, worcester 52. kids might need rain gear at the bus stops. leftover puddles from overnight. otherwise clear skies. day. 50s. even when school lets out this afternoon, still in the mid and upper 50s for the kids. good morning, the bruins entered last night's game with the worst home record in the atlantic division keep sad company. they needed a win against the minnesota wild and thanks to a loui eriksson hat trick, they got one. the sweed came in with six goals and padded that total notching his third career hat trick. needing over 16.5 minutes to get it done, erickson leads the bruins to third third home win. stopping rob gronkowski is a tall order but sometimes it's
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the guys in the striped shirts who do it. gronk has been whistled for a league leading four offensive pass interference penalties. don't expect him to switch his game up though. >> no, i ain't doing anything wrong. i'm playing football. >> do you feel that way? za yeah, yeah, i ain't changing my style. >> how frustrating has that been? >> we're playing well as an offense is it's not that frustration when i get the penalty and someone else makes the play on third hand long. that helps out. >> you tell 'em, gronk. the blue jays josh donaldson beating mike trout for most available player. bryce harper the unanimous choice in the national league. >> christa: when we come back they say breaking up is hard to do but not with the social network, facebook. they could soon help with the
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juddjuddcatherine greig's sister opening up. >> a marine marathon bombing victim making a missing baggage claim. >> good morning, just about to hit 6:30 on the dot. i'm nancy chen. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. bring along the umbrella for today but j.r., how long are you going to need it. >> jeremy: only an hour. maybe you can bother a buddies. we're talking about rain winding down metrowest. in the city until 7:30, 7:45. south shore and cape, probably until 8:00. the cape will be the last to get rid of this weather system about 9:30, 10:00 with heavier rainfall moving off the south shore. a couple of pockets around metro-north and south. witchburg and worcester con with the rain. then we talk about the mild air and sunshine developing through the morning hours.
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afternoon temps. norwood 59 right now bedford 57. this afternoon, partly sunny skies and breezy and it's friday. upper 50s this afternoon. >> christa: nice. >> christa: let's go to rich kirkland with what's happening on the roads. >> rich: thank you. we're live on the expressway. it's doing its thing, bumper-to-bumper end-to-end but no accidents or breakdowns but they're dodging puddles. there's 93. in medford it's okay, slow but only at route 128 slow into town. that's a nice break. here's the expressway again. live traffic on the turnpike, a better improvement there. downtown looks like that. so the volume is down today being friday so far. and so far the accidents have been minimal. that's a good thing. the t says it's running on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> nancy: thank you. a lot of breaking news to get to. overseas police are on the scene of a hostage situation in mali's capital. mali is in western africa. ten men stormed the radisson
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guns and throwing grenades while chanting god is great in arabic. the gunman fired on guards then moved into the hotel and took 140 guests and 30 staff members as hostages. about 20 have been freed so far. cnn reporting three people have been killed. according to the "new york times," french an american citizens are among the hostages. closer to home, a fire left 11 people homeless in brighton, flames breaking out on the third floor of this building around 1:30. this morning. everyone made is out safely. also overnight, a man fighting for his life after settled in boston's south end in the area of washington and east lennox streets just after midnight. boston ems says the man was taken to boston medical center with life-threatening injuries. unclear how he was injured and no word on any arrests. >> christa: also on 7 this morning, a hate crime at harvard. photos of african-american professors vandalized and
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send a different message. victoria warren is in cambridge live for us this morning. >> reporter: good morning. this goes well beyond what you would think of when you say vandalism. police say it was racially motivated and harvard university calls it abhorrent. police say this is a hate crime. the portraits of six african-american harvard law professors had black electrical tape placed over their faces. none of the white professors had anything done. >> it was an act of violence for the intentional dismissiveness of black professorrers to black out their faces as if they're worthless. >> the vandalism happened on the first floor of wasserstein hall. the black tape discovered by students and staff thursday. >> everyone's disgusted. >> after the discovery, campus police were called and opened and investigation. there was also an emergency meeting.
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>> it's an overt act of disrespect and intolerance and racism. >> the meeting was packed and the larger issue of racism at harvard came up. >> i think some students with like the black lives matter movement from previous years and up until now have really just tried to -- i guess they called for how do we get more black professor on campus. >> colorful notes replaced the black tape, filled with kind messages that hope to erase the hate. >> the police investigation into continues. live this morning in cambridge, victoria warren, "7 news today >> nancy: thank you. police are investigating an apparent hit list discovered at seekonk high school. officers say two students created a list of names of people that he they -- they intended to hurt or kill. the list was discovered thursday and parents were notified. ones we spoke to aren't too concerned the students would have carried out the threats but
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officers acted quickly. >> it's probably nothing but, yeah, of course you have to take it seriously and make sure that they're taking the right steps to improve things. >> you hear about it but you don't think it's going to happen here. when you hear everything coming out in the open really quick from mrs. bosco and chief mace you get the feeling it's not taken lightly. >> police have not said if any arrests have been made. a crane crashes into a home in merrimack, new hampshire. the two people inside were not hurt. workers were cutting trees when the crane toppled over and one the workers was taken to the hospital with a foot injury. >> christa: whitey bulger is said to be furious over the treatment of his long-time girlfriend who is charged with contempt. the sister of catherine greig says bulger has written to her and says he wants to help greig but can't. greig is refusing to testify before a grand jury. she's already serving an eight years sentence for helping
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sister says enough is enough. >> five years is enough for her. that's enough. for what? i mean what other woman has spent five years in jail because she left with her boyfriend? she hasn't hurt anybody. she hasn't. >> a u.s. attorney says the grand jury is entitled to greig's testimony. later today rhode island's house speaker is expected to approve a subpoena for curt schilling. lawmakers issued it last night. they want him to testify about his failed video game company. he was given a $75 million loan gary teen we he moved 38 studios to rhode island and then went bankrupt. >> nancy: a boston marathon bombing survivor says an airline misplaced her luggage with her prosthetic legs inside. adrianne haslet tweeted at
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lost my luggage with over $250,000 of leg and dance parts. police respond, been days, can't dance much the airline told the globe it's sorry about the lost bag and is working to return it. >> christa: still ahead, star of "star wars" surprising fans. how the force is bringing about change in the world. >> nancy: it's been called the franken fish and now it's >> christa: we're tracking that breaking news overseas out of mali where men shouting god is great armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed a luxury hotel and seized 170 hostages. we'll update you through the morning, also the "today" show. >> rich: it's a friday morning in boston. that means some highways are doing well. others are not.
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>> nancy: turning to facebook. they want to help you through your breakup. a tool called eternal sunshine controls what photos and posts your ex can see.
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involving your ex which may be important when you date someone else. >> christa: the wait is over. adele's album 25 was released overnight. it's number one on itunes. the "new york times" reports you won't be able to stream the album on line. the label is trying to prevent illegal downloads. the first song released off the album racked up 423 million views on youtube. the first shot with imacs cameras. >> nancy: it was so good. the adele album was the first thing i did when i woke up. downloaded it and i want to sit back and enjoy. she's amazing. >> christa: you've got your >> nancy: "know and go" is next with the day's top stories, including the role a massachusetts company is playing in putting generically modified fish on your dinner table. >> reporter: coming up a community in mourning when an 18-year-old from sharon is killed in a terror attack overseas.
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>> christa: thank you. also the latest on that breaking news out of mali. 170 people taken hostage by islamic militants. cnn reporting at least three people have been killed. security forces have surrounded
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new this morning, new york's mayor responds to an isis threat as we get a new look at last week's paris attack. >> chilling evidence in the philip chism case as testimony resumes this morning. >> things get heated at a donald trump rally in worcester as several protesters get thrown out. >> christa: it's 6:45. we have made it to friday. hooray. a little "know and go." >> nancy: first up, jeremy reiner. >> jeremy: we have rain on the radar right now. you need the rain gear for another hour in boston. one to two hours south shore and the cape. worcester hills, nashua, done just like that. the weather system is peeling out of here, metrowest some sprinkles and there's the back edge approaching the western suburbs. buzzards bay as well as the cape and the islands, you'll have rain until 8:30, 9:00, beneficial rain happening when overnight. that's a good setup. most towns three quarters of an inch to a little more than an
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inch. hopkinton as well as worcester. now we can focus on getting sunshine as well as warm temps. look at these numbers. wednesday morning we were in the teens and 20s. right now norwood 59. bedford 56. there's some humidity so frizz factor for you this morning. wavy category. through the day, clear skies with temperatures a little bit cooler this afternoon than this morning. normal. have a jacket or sweater ready to go after 4:00 or 5:00 because the numbers go quickly through clear skies tonight. chilly, 31-36. clouds and sun tomorrow. another cool front on sunday with sprinkles sunday morning. but otherwise, sunday's a dry day. temperatures over the weekend, upper 40s, low 50s. next week a lot of traveling to be done. heading to grandma's house. dry roads. a little bit on the cold side. go too. thank you. kirkland. >> rich: we're live with a big picture. that's the big picture, what highways.
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the volume is down. if i take you closer, this is what you're facing, bumper-to-bumper forming on route 1 downtown. that's what downtown looks like. typical for this time of day. the turnpike, not bad all the way in. there's the expressway, the big backup, braintree to boston. the t says it's doing okay. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: let's get to that breaking news developing overseas a hostage situation and this is going on in the country of mali. >> nancy: gunmen taking more than 100 hostages and we're learning of at least three deaths. the u.s. embassy in mali is urging americans in this country to stay inside. about 20 hostages have been freed. mali is in western africa. this morning there are reports as many as ten men stormed the radisson armed with guns and throwing grenades. they fired on guards and moved
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into the hotel taking 140 guests and 30 staff members hostages. three people have been killed. according to the "new york times" the hostages were moved to a large hall within the building and told to recite a muslims statement. those who could were allowed to leave. the paper reports french and americans are among the hostages. police are on the scene and a standoff is ongoing. >> christa: then overnight, closer to home, an apartment building in brighton going up in flames. this happened in brighton oak square neighborhood. everybody made it out safely though one firefighter was taken to the hospital to get evaluated. the fire caused extensive damage leaving 11 people forced out of their apartment. the fire chief estimates damage at half a million dollars. a man assaulted in boston's south end is fighting for his life today. the attack happened in the area of washington and east lennox streets just after midnight last night.
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boston ems says he was taken to boston medical center and so far police have not said if they made any arrests. >> nancy: also this morning, a deadly attack in the west bank claiming the life of a teenager from sharon. military officials say he was targeted by terrorists. nick emmons is live in sharon with the very latest. >> reporter: it community is shocked, outraged over what happened. violent attacks. palestinians against israelis have been on the rise the past few weeks but this one hits very close to home here. 18-year-old ezra schwartz was killed by terrorists while sitting in traffic. he was in israel volunteering handing out food to soldiers. reports say gunmen attacked a minivan and another vehicle near an intersection. ezra and two other men were killed in the attack. ezra had four brothers and sisters. the family is devastated and not quite ready to talk about what happened.
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private as soon as ezra is brought home. that's the latest live in sharon, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> nancy: thank you. isis warning of more attacks after the terror in paris. in the latest video of the islamic state vows to destroy the white house. the fbi says agents nationwide are watching dozens of people who might be willing to carry out isis inspired attacks in the united states. breaking this morning, a third body has been found at the site of a raid earlier this week north of paris. police say the body is that of a woman but they do not know her identity. that raid killed the isis ringleader of the paris terror attacks. authorities say abdelhamid abaaoud plotted several attacks across europe in recent months including the one where three americans helped stop a shooter on train in france. abaaoud's cousin died in the raid when she blew herself up. a neighbor recorded her encounter with police and they
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didn't vendor then she detonated the vest. >> christa: the u.s. house passed a bill halting the president's plan to allow syrian refugees to the u.s. the bill calls for stricter screening. lawmakers say national security agencies must make sure the refugees do not pose a security threat. president obama is promising to veto the bill but several democrats did side with republicans on this. >> nancy: an army reservist is behind bars after allegedly stealing high-powered military weapons from an armory in worcester. james walker morales was arrested in new york. investigators say he was already facing charges related to child rape and was wearing a gps bracelet at the time of the break in. investigators say that monitoring device had him at the if a facility the night the guns were stolen. he stole six machine guns and ten handguns though it's not clear why. officials do not believe it was related to terrorism. testimony set to resume in the murder trial of philip
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the danvers teen is accused of murdering his high school math teacher. he showed no emotion during the proceedings yesterday as prosecutors showed chilling evidence in the case. today a former classmate of chism's is expected to take the stand again. >> christa: pieces of black tape used to deface photos of african-american faculty members at harvard university is a case of vandalism and considered a hate crime. let's go to victoria warren live for us this harvard. she has more on what students are saying about this. >> reporter: good morning, the university and the police taking this very seriously. the police say that this is something that was racially motivated. students yesterday discovered photos of six african-american harvard university law professors and on these pictures the faces were covered with black electrical tape. the pictures on display on the first floor. police say this was a hate
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crime. the school called and emergency meeting to allow students and faculty to come together to discuss how to move forward. >> it was an act of violence. for the intentional dismissiveness of black professor on campus, to black out their faces as if they're worthless. >> reporter: the police investigation into whoever may be responsible continues. live this morning in cambridge, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: the body of two-year-old bella bond has been released to her biological fore for burial, her body was found on deer island and it took months to identify her. her mother and boyfriend are charged in connection with her death. her father, joseph amarosa was living in florida when she disappeared. >> nancy: jared fogle arrived to the prison in kentucky where he
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will spend the next 15 years and 8 months. he was sentenced yesterday on charges related to child pornography and having sex with minors. a psychologist says fogle suffers from pedophilia. a daring rescue caught on camera when a kayaker falls out of his boat into a raging river. this is north carolina. getting washed away. that's when a volunteer rescuer jumps into action and grabs him. now another volunteer then pulled both of them to safety. >> christa: the food and drug administration has deemed genetically modified salmon safe to eat and it can be sold in the u.s. federal regulators approved the bid of a biotech company. the fish grow faster than usual.
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have to labeling the fish at genetically modified. >> nancy: a big star surprising raffle. >> how would you like to be one of the first people to see "the force awakens"? >> does that sound good? >> give us one second. [ laughter ] >> harrison ford bringing big smiles, even tears. charity site amaze come is giving two winners tickets. they even get to walk the red carpet and proceeds from ticket sales go to charity. "star wars: the force awakens" hits theaters december 18. good to see harrison. >> christa: he just needed chew y always loved hans solo. >> jeremy: he was a carpenter working on the set of "star wars" and lucas said i need you to read some lines. >> nancy: harrison ford? >> christa: incredible. >> jeremy: trivia for you. you can use that at the who
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would parties. rain winding down metro boston. so you need the rain gear in the city for another 30, 45 minutes but even as i show this, j p, hyde park, the backside of the rain. you have have rain until 8:00, metrowest is done, merrimack very well just about done. we hold on to the mild air. these are current temps, upper 50s to around 60 degrees. norwood 58. city of boston 57. sprinkles 7:00. up until been 7:30 with temperatures this morning upper 50s. the numbers will back up a little bit this afternoon. so we'll have the sunshine come back later this morning and the afternoon. still mild at 2:00 but this time of year once the sun drops out of the sky, cool air takes over. that will happen after the workday comes to an end with temperatures this evening down into the upper 40s. your weekend, mix of clouds and sunshine tomorrow, near 50. sunday, a lot of clouds. sprinkles in the morning. low 50s sunday afternoon. >> christa: i used to love when
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