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>> christa: and why jurors in the philip chism murder trial today. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: good wednesday morning, everyone. it's a wet morning. i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we have some fog out there. if you're heading out, be advised you may want to allow a roadways. too. let's turn things over the meteorologist j.r. >> jermy: it's dark out there right now. somebody turned the light off. we have clouds, drizzle and mist. thankfully no heavy downpours or showers over next couple hours. there are some showers back through western new england. had some rain overnight, wet roads, clouds and reduced visibility from that spray coming back at you, the intermittent wipers will be needed through the morning commute. here is the band of rain we're talking about. that's the next one coming into new england over next one to three hours, first in the worcester hills and connecticut valley. i don't think it reaches metro boston until the end of the morning commute. cold, raw, numbers upper 30s. the city 39.
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through the day, drizzle at 7:00, scattered showers through the day. temps at 2:00 p.m. still raw. low 40s. 7:00 p.m., showers. temperatures this evening actually begin to warm close to 50 by 7:00 p.m. >> jadiann: thank you, j.r. let's get a check of the roads with our new traffic reporter danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, jadiann. slick out there but in major delays yet. the zakim bridge leverett connector looking good so far this morning. heading into boston on route 93, route 1, all green. no delays there. the pike also looking good so far this morning. the expressway northbound, no delays to tell you acted, but southbound we have some delays through milton. that's causing a little back-up if you're commuting out of boston this morning. let's go to the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door, the expressway, the split to the tunnel, a ten-minute ride into town. from 128 a 12-minute ride. southbound on 893, 128 to the zakim bridge, that's an
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>> christa: thank you, danielle. rob gronkowski with a message for his fans. the star tight end addressing his knee injury for the first time since being carted off the >> jadiann: that's right, gronk is setting the record straight and thanking everyone for their support since going down. 7's nicole oliverio is at gillette stadium with more for us. nicole, good morning. >> what's up, patriot nation? it's rob here. >> nicole: two days after being carted off the field, rob gronkowski posted a video online promising he'll bounce back but not saying how soon. >> i'm just week to week. i'll be working hard to get back out on the field as soon as possible, and when i'm 100% feeling good, cleared by all the doctors, the team, that's when i'll be back. >> nicole: there were reports he would only miss one to two weeks. the pats and gronkowski's family released a statement saying the tight end suffered a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee and that "there is no timetable for his readiness to return, which will be determined in the
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appropriate game. any timetable reported prior to that final determination would be speculative." >> i'm thankful that it's nothing serious. i love playing the game of football. whenever it's taken away from you, definitely get a feeling that you appreciate the game so much. >> nicole: gronkowski also made noise on twitter when he agreed with boston sportswriters he's being unfairly targeted for offensive pass interference, but he ended his message the fans on a positive note. >> i'll just be working hard and possible. i can promise you that. i'll be definitely going hard in the rehab. so appreciate all the support. let's go, pats. >> nicole: so normally we don't expect the hear from patriots players, but gronk coming right out and saying he's getting ready to go and hopes to be back as soon as possible. that's what fans are hoping for,
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oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now investigators trying to figure out what sparked a fire at this home in exeter, new hampshire. intense flames took over a barn in the back beyond a reasonable doubt and quickly spread to the home. it took crews hours to put out the fire. the house is a loss. the family wasn't home when it started, but luckily they got out safely. >> jadiann: happening today, the biological father of bella bond is due in court. he's facing shoplifting charges. 7's nick eamons live for us in south boston with more on what he said after the arrest. nick? >> nick: joseph amoroso is expected to be arraigned later this morning. bella bond. he said in the past he has never met her in person, but police say that didn't stop him from dropping her name during his arrest. this is the home depot where police say they busted the biological father of bella bond. police arrested joseph amoroso
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south bay shopping center, saying he tried to get away with more than $250 worth of merchandise. police say during transport run. that cop would never get me. fact." then, "do you know who i am? i'm baby doe's father." this arrest just days after he buried his two-year-old daughter. bella bond's body washed up on deer island last summer. for months police tried to identity. once they did, amoroso came forward expressing his grief. >> i wasn't ready to be father a couple years ago, but i was ready and i am ready now, and unfortunately i just came a couple months too late. >> nick: bella bond's mother and her mother's boyfriend have since been charged in her death. that's the latest live in dorchester, nick eamons, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: later today, jurors in the philip chism murder trial will visit danvers
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say he killed his math teacher colleen ritzer two years ago. meantime, chism's grandfather testified tuesday and said there is a history of mental illness in his family. defense attorneys also called a family friend to the stand and told jurors that chism was a good child but that he had serious mental issues. chism was just 14 when prosecutors say he raped and killed a 24-year-old math teacher in a school bathroom and then allegedly brought her body to the nearby woods. defense attorneys are also trying the prove that chism was not sane when he allegedly killed her. lawyers for chism have already said that the 16-year-old did, in fact, murder ritzer. they're using an insanity defense. a judge is now considering dzhokhar tsarnaev's attorney's request to get some of the marathon bomber's convictions thrown out. the attorneys argued a new supreme court ruling on what is a crime of violence should eliminate half of the death penalty convictions. meantime, in a formality, tsarnaev was ordered to pay a
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restitution to the bombing victims. obviously he's not expected to come close to ever paying that amount. tsarnaev is locked up at the federal supermax prison out in colorado. >> christa: adding firepower in the fight against isis, secretary of defense ash carter announcing that the u.s. will send troops to help battle the terrorist group. >> jadiann: just hours later carter spoke at harvard. nancy chen joins us from the control room with more. >> nancy: jadiann, ashton carter's visit came just hours after president obama told of plans to put more u.s. troops on the ground in iraq and syria. he says air strikes alone are not stopping isis and the united states is at war. last night while speaking to students who want to pursue careers with the military or in public service, he talked about the fear he believes those troops will have on terrorists. >> when they go to bed at night, who is going to be coming in the window?
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take out isil leadership to, capture isil leadership, to rescue hostages. >> nancy: this morning nbc news has learned the united states is sending 150 special ons forces who would be perm anily based in iraq. that's three times the troops president obama announced back in october. at this point it's not exactly clear when those troops would be deployed. in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. chicago's police superintendent being forced out by the city's mayor. this announcement comes amid growing protests over last year's shooting deaths. african american teenager by a caucasian chicago police officer. chicago mayor rahm emanuel supported garry mccarthy's leadership, but the public's trust in the police department has been shaken. officials released video of the shooting just last week. it shows officer jason van dyke shooting laquan mcdonald 16
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away back in october of 2014. van dyke is charged with first-degree murder. he was released on bail on monday. and meantime former massachusetts governor deval patrick, who was born out in chicago, has been named a senior adviser to a new task force that's going to look into that issue of excessive force by the police department. >> jadiann: now to the race for the white house. republican front-runner donald trump blasts obamacare during a rally in new hampshire. trump promised to repeal and replace the affordable care act during the event in waterville valley last night. he says it would implode when president obama leaves because it is "unfixable. ." >> it's lousy coverage. and you're covered for things you'll never use. that's one of the things it's so expensive. you have people covered for things that can never happen to them and things that don't even pertain to them. >> jadiann: trump says the deductibles are so high with obamacare you're not going to be able to use it unless you "get
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republican rival jeb bush will campaign in new hampshire tonight. he will attend an eggnog social in portsmouth. this comes as his campaign is putting a focus on a granite state and added aid to paid staffers tuesday. >> christa: the red sox set to add a big-name pitcher to the rotation. boston has now agreed to a record-setting deal with pitcher david price. the deal reported to be worth $217 million, the largest contract for a free agent pitcher in major league history. he won a cy young award. he's been named to the all-star team five times. he struggled in the postseason, earning just two wins compared to seven losses. price's deal is for seven years. it will allow price to opt out after three seasons. he'll have the pass a physical before signing the contract. $1 million every time he steps up to the plate. >> jadiann: kind of like us when we anchor every day. >> christa: exactly. >> jadiann: ahead on today in new england, a story you'll see on one station, an unexpected
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andover when a drone comes crashing down on runners. >> christa: and a plumber can't get paid after doing a job at a haverhill restaurant. see what happens when solve it 7 gets involved. >> jeremy: drizzle and fog for the morning. you'll need rain gear. on-and-off showers the entire day. temperatures don't move all that much. only in the 40s this afternoon. >> danielle: good morning. no major delays on the road yet, but they are slick. give yourself extra time if you're heading out this morning. this is the expressway. no major delays on the roads yet.
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>> jadiann: welcome back, everyone. it's bright and early. 5:14. time for a check of the weather. >> christa: before we get to the forecast, you have to see this. very sweet. j.r. is getting into the holiday spirit.
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what a nice picture, j.r. you took part in the teddy bear tea reader at the four seasons. tell us what you read? >> jeremy: i read "'twas the night before christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring." it's a great program by the four seasons. they've been doing it now for 20 years. they've distributed over 100,000 teddy bears over the last 20 years. >> christa: that's great. >> jeremy: a great cause. i'm happy to be part of it. last night kicked off the event that goes through the holiday season. nancy chen, i was talking to her, she's also going to be over there later this month. i forgot her date, but i think it's toward closer to christmas time. thank you to the folks out at the four seasons as well as the folks we met last evening. had a great time. okay. we need some snow to put us in the holiday spirit, maybe not during the morning commute. i don't have any snow in the forecast. this is a mind pattern, mild enough i should say where we don't have ice or sleet or snow. but in the sense that you don't need a jacket, no, you do. it's kind of chilly and raw right now with drizzle and mist.
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coming at us in waves. again, we talked about this extensively yesterday. it's not a powerhouse storm. it never will be. but what it will do, throw these little bands of rain through southern new england. we had one come through last evening. break right now. here's the next one inbound. it's in western new england now. it will probably arrive worcester around 7:00, boston around 8:00, give or take 15 minutes. then you notice another gap in precipitation. williamsport dry and then more showers heading down the eastern seaboard. so the message here is that you do need the rain gear. you won't need it all day long, but we'll have on-and-off lighter showers. and in between the showers, drizzle and mist and fog. not the greatest of days. storm tomline, on-and-off rain. maybe a little burst of steady rainfall later this morning into the middle part of the afternoon. as we continue the time line here, we'll see scattering of rain showers that will wind down overnight tonight and be gone by early tomorrow morning. so far this is what we have seen.
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one-tenth of an inch to in some locations a quarter of an inch of rain, and moving forward, i think similar amounts, about one-tenth of an inch more of rain on the way through the day today, overnight tonight, than early tomorrow morning. temps at this time, we need to do some work here. city at 39. bedford at 37. periods of rain. cool, raw. 39 to 46. boston this afternoon 46. again, this 46 won't happen until about 5:00, 6:00 p.m. further south, south coast, cape, milder down there. middle 50s. merrimack valley, upper 30s this morning, low 40s this afternoon. and through the day tomorrow, it's a windy day tomorrow. but we dry things out. morning clouds, developing sunshine. temperatures for most of tomorrow into the 40s. there goes the area of low pressure away from new england tomorrow taking the wind with it. high pressure comes into town for the end of the week and the weekend. on 7 forecast, mostly sunny skies on friday, and if you're going to put up the christmas and holiday decorations this weekend, look at those temperatures. you don't have to worry about your fingers freezing when
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temps saturday and sunday mid-50s on sunday. >> jadiann: looks pretty good. cold call. he responded to a restaurant during a store last winter and restored the heat. >> christa: but when he went to collect his money, he said the restaurant owner wouldn't deliver the dough, so he called solve it 7 instead. here's kris anderson. >> kris: as a plumber, craig adam is used to being the one people call for help. this past january during one of our many winter storms, craig says he received one of those calls for help from the owner of kruger flat bread in haverhill. >> he had no heat at all in the restaurant. open. so i said, yeah, i'll be right over. >> kris: craig gave the owner an estimate and went to work fixing the problem. the part wasn't in, so i did something to temporarily fix the restaurant. i went back when the part came
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wiring issues, i fixed it. >> kris: craig dropped off the bills two days later totaling $2,000. that's when he says the problems began. >> he wouldn't pay me. i sent him other bills. i tried calling him. >> kris: with no payment and nowhere else to turn, craig the plumber took the plunge and called solve it seven. what would make you happy? >> i just want what's mine. i want my money owed to me. >> kris: we talked to the restaurant owner on the phone. this is kris anderson with 7news in boston. then in person when we stopped by the restaurant. the owner told us the reason he didn't pay is he felt like he was being overcharged. craig disagrees and says the $2,000 was a fair price, but the two sides agreed to work out a deal, and they did. >> he owed me $2,000. we settled on $1,700. >> kris: an agreement that put an end to this nearly year-long ordeal.
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probably wouldn't have gotten anything at all. you get people what's owed to them. >> kris: that's always our goal. this ordeal was quite the drain for craig the plumber, but he's finally happy to have his dough. and maybe we can clear away your problems, as well. give us a call at 617-367-7777 or send us an e-mail to solve it 7 at whdh.com. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: all right. up next on 7news, the long nightmare of the losing streak that stretched more than eight months over is for the philadelphia 76ers. >> christa: and it's time, folks. the rockefeller christmas tree set to be lit tonight here on 7 nbc. a sign of the season. the new england native set to perform at the big event coming
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they will arrive into the worcester hills around 7:00, boston between 7:00 and 8:00. chilly, raw, upper 30s. school bell forecast, you'll need the rain gear for the kiddos today. they'll probably have indoor recess with the scattering of showers and chilly conditions. temps at lunchtime near 40, and when school lets out this afternoon, mid-40s. >> christa: after missing four games dealing with a mysterious illness, patriots' linebacker jamie collins may be ready to get back on to the field. the "globe" is reporting that collins plans to play sunday against the eagles. in fact, he returned to practice last friday. he hasn't played a game since october 29th. and the 76ers' winless streak is officially over after 18 losses to begin the season.
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beating the lakers. they are now 1-18. >> jadiann: it will soon look a lot like christmas in new york city. thousands of people are expected to pack rockefeller center for the annual tree lighting ceremony tonight. the tree is decorated with more than 30,000 lights strung on five miles of wire. sting, james taylor, mary j. blige and carly jepsen are among the performers. the "today show's" al roker, matt lauer and savannah guthrie host the ceremony at 8:00 followed by the grinch stole christmas at 9:00 and a special edition of "saturday night live" at 10:00. and catch up with the night team for 7news at 11:00. >> christa: in other words, sit on the couch and don't leave. >> jadiann: make some eggnog. >> christa: coming up at 5:30, mark zuckerberg is a new dad. he and his wife announcing a charity initiative in the hopes
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up in a better place. >> and it's a story you'll see on just one station. when a drone suddenly crashes into a group of runners. and as if the story wasn't upsetting enough, wait until you hear what this dog with its
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a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first bowl today. >> jadiann: on just one station, a drone comes crashing down during an andover road race. only 7news is talking with the people on the collision course. >> christa: we also have new details on man accused of killing three people at a colorado planned parenthood. who says he didn't open fire at a planned parenthood clinic by coincidence. >> jadiann: and new this morning, the two insurance companies accused of taking advantage of last winter's record snowfall and hiking rates. >> this is 7news "today in new
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>> christa: thanks for waking up with us bright and early. it's wednesday. you know what, we made it to the middle of the week. that's always a good thing, right? >> jadiann: that's right. helps you get through the rest of it. i'm jadiann thompson. thank you for joining us today. we love waking up with our viewers, and it's a sloppy day out there, jeremy. what's on tap for everyone? >> jeremy: we have clouds and drizzle and fog and mist. shall i continue? so we'll have the on-and-off rain shower activity through the day. i don't think at any time it's overwhelming heavy rain. i know a couple folks have tweeted me, do i need the welle, the boots? you may not. this is not my forte. i'm not going to lie. jadiann, christa, i'll defer to you on the boots, but you might be okay with just the umbrella and hat to avoid the rain drops, because you notice here, a gap in the rain now. a few showers this morning. then there's another gap in the early afternoon. so the numbers at this time, chilly, raw, boston 39, worcester at 39.
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showers, drizzle, mist in between. temps this morning 30s. this afternoon low 40s. >> christa: okay. let's go over to our new traffic reporter danielle gersh. >> danielle: thank you, crystal. let's get outside. roads are vick. no major delays yesterday. the expressway, volume is building north on the expressway. southbound we're fine. we had some delays earlier. now let's go to the map. i'll show you from the split intos be on the expressway, no major delays. some slowing at the split, but we have a new accident, and this is on 24 southbound in randolph just after 128. this is a car in a ditch. so it could be from the slick roads out there. you'll want to be extra careful today. route 1 into boston, you're fine. 93 southbound fine, as well. you are slow through methuen. and the pike looking good all the way back to 495. let's go to the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's an 11-minute ride into town on the pike from 128. that's 12 minutes southbound on 93. 11 minutes. so far the "t" looks good.
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ism thank you, danielle. now to the day's top stories. patriots' tight end rob gronkowski tells fans he will return to the field as soon as possible. in a video posted online, gronkowski said he is week to week after getting injured in sunday's loss to denver. the team and gronkowski family also received a statement saying the tight end suffers a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee. the biological father of bella bond is set to appear in court today. joseph amoroso was arrested for shoplifting more than $200 worth depot. the arrest comes just days after amoroso buried his two-year-old daughter. bella bond's body washed up on deer island last summer. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire hampshire. cell phone video shows the intense flames engulfing a barn in the backyard and quickly spreading throughout the home. the family was home when it started, but they did get out safely. the house is a total loss. >> christa: and on just one station this morning, danger from above causes chaos at a
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and this morning we're hearing from a runner who had a run-in with a drone at this event. here's 7's victoria warren with the latest. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, christa. some of the runners were actually hurt. this happened at the start line. there were 10,000 runners getting ready to run this race. danger from above when a drone suddenly crashes into a crowd of thousands of runners. it was the thanksgiving road race in andover. the crash landing left two runners with minor injuries. one man's hand was left bloody. >> i want to say about a foot above head level, and then just kind of instinct just put my hand up so it didn't hit my face. you know, it hit my hand. >> victoria: yanni wallingford lives in missouri.
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he says his hand was fine and was able to run. david lotito caught the drone on his go pro. >> it came back up out of the crowd and went down again. >> victoria: lotito says the race was about to start. the crash caused a lot of confusion. >> i don't think a lot of people knew what it was at first. >> victoria: in fact, yanni wallingford says once it hit the ground, some people stomped on it and pulled out the battery. >> and then gave the drone to the police. >> victoria: anne arundelover arundelover -- and andover police are investigating. there are different reports at to who exactly this drone belongs to, though runners say that in years past they have seen drones used to get footage of the race from above. live this morning in andover, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: right now police are offering a reward for anyone with information on a thief in manchester, new hampshire. a cashier at a gas station says the man walked up to the window
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lighter fluid on it. he threatened to light the booth on fire if he didn't give her money from the register. she emptied it and the man took off. two teenagers called to court in the murder of taxi driver. 18-year-old alexander mills kept his back to the driver. he's accused of shooting the driver donald depina in the head saturday night. depina drove mills and a 16-year-old to a parking lot. that's when mills allegedly shot him and tried to drive off in the cab. his defense lawyer says he suffers from mental health issues. >> the defendant opened the door, removed mr. depina from the car. mr. depina's belongings, including credit cards, were taken from him. >> there are significant mental health issues, whether they go from a major mental illness or a depression. >> jadiann: well, mills was ordered to undergo an evaluation after a court psychiatrist said he was hearing voices. a mansion goes up in flames in
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sky7 h.d. over the scene. you can see the heavy flames and smoke coming out of the roof there. firefighters had trouble putting out the fire because there were no hydrants nearby. the home is a total loss. the cause of that fire is under investigation. >> christa: new this morning, supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana here in massachusetts are now one step closer to putting this measure before voters on next year's ballot. the group turned in petitions to the secretary of state's office on tuesday. organizers say they collected enough signatures to now move forward with this proposed ballot question. the measure would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. new this morning, attorney general maura healy says two of the state's largest insurance companies took advantage of last winter's record snowfall to hike rates. according to the "globe," safety insurance one had an unnecessary rate increase of about 9% for homeowner policies.
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have been lowered while safety's increase should not have been more than 3%. ism ahead on 7news, a local teacher taking on his former school. why he says he was fired. >> christa: also the name game. the official list of the most popular baby names are out. >> jeremy: cloudy skies metro boston. pockets of drizzle and mist. more showers headed this way now in western new england. it will be in the worcester hills in a couple hours. boston between 7:00 and 8:00 today. a chilly, raw day ahead. >> danielle: and the roads are slick out there, too. this is the braintree split. stop-and-go traffic. route 24, we have an accident in randolph we're keeping an eye on.
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>> jeremy: good morning. you need the rain gear for on and off showers. temperatures at this time middle and upper 30s around the metro. this afternoon much the same with the clouds and drizzle and showers. temperatures also chilly this afternoon.
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low 40s merrimack valley. worcester hills in the low 40s. the warm spot will be on the south coast and out on to the cape and the islands. chatham 55. mashpee at 54 later today. >> christa: trending today, storm troopers still the bad guys in "star wars," but in these viral photos, they're helping to set up a christmas tree. i guess it takes an army, right? a couple posted the action figures during the stages of setup and finally unveiling the tree to lord vader himself. >> how did he do that? >> jadiann: a dog in indiana bringing some holiday cheer. alvin is a bell ringer for the salvation army. his owner says he brings in quite a lot of donations. alvin also visits nursing homes and hospitals to cheer people up. >> christa: very nice. mark zuckerberg is a new dog. his new baby girl is named maxima, max for short. the facebook co-founder and his
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give 99% of their facebook shares to others in order to make the world a better place. that totals $45 billion. the zuckerbergs are following in the footsteps of other billionaires like bill and melinda gates and warren buffett who have also pledged to give away much of their fortunes. with that comes some responsibility, right? >> jadiann: absolutely. >> christa: do some good. >> jadiann: we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go coming up. a new study suggests false positive results from mammograms may not be so false after all. what it could be an early indication of coming up. >> reporter: and we're live at gillette hearing from rob gronkowski himself and when he might be back on the field. >> christa: and telling his side of the story, a police officer who shot a 12-year-old ohio boy is speaking now for the first time. what he says he did before
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but here you go. here is next batch of showers back through the connecticut river valley moving northeast into the worcester hills probably the next hour and a half. boston between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and you notice here, this map actually really helps to tell my story where you have showers and then you have nothing going on, clouds and drizzle. and then another batch of showers. west. and then it backs away to clouds. i think that's how your day will go in terms of weather. we'll have these waves of rain and it will step away to clouds. all tied to the same weather system that was with us yesterday. it's with us again today. and so we'll have the on-and-off rain showers. at no point is there any heavy, overwhelming rain where we're concerned about flooding. it's nuisance rain. and again, it's the kind of rain where you don't know if you put the rain gear away, if you need it for a few minutes, it backs off again. rainfall totals thus far manageable. a quarter of an inch of rain or less moving forward. today and tonight, the last back edge of the rain moving through
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i think most towns an additional tenth of an inch to two-tenths of an inch of rainfall. not that much, but we could use the rain. it's been dry the last several months in southern new england. temps at this time, upper 30s, chilly, raw. that's the case this afternoon. 39 to 46. although out on cape cod, noticeably warmer on those locations down toward the canal and the south coast. temperatures in the 50s down there. metro boston in the 40s. tomorrow morning clouds. and some sun in the afternoon. tomorrow's windy with temperatures the entire day, morning, mid-day and early to late afternoon in the 40s. but i think that wind will add a chill to the air. 7 on 7 forecast, we're talking mostly sunny skies on friday. upper 40s. saturday and sunday, heat miser is coming to new england, folks. temperatures in the middle 50s by sunday. >> christa: let's go the fast track traffic, and daniel, what is it looking like outside. >> danielle: we have an incident in randolph. first to the braintree split. you're very slow. lots of back-up getting on the expressway. you're stop and go, just crawling.
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i want to show you this new accident in randolph. this is actually on 24 southbound right after 128. we have a car into the ditch. notice most of the backups still on 24 northbound. and then 128 south to the braintree split, you're all red there. so very slow. let's move on to the expressway. it's a slow drive, but you're not totally crawling from the split into boston. north of town, 93, slow through methuen and then things open up as you head to 128 into boston. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. the pike pretty much fine all the way out to 495. let's go to the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, an 18-minute ride. into town on the pike is a 12-minute ride from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, a 13-minute ride. so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> christa: rob gronkowski with a message this morning for his fans. the tight end is addressing his knee injury for the first time since we all saw him carted off the field out in denver. >> jadiann: that's right. gronk is setting the record straight and thanking everyone
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down. 7's nicole oliverio is at gillette stadium with more for us this morning. nicole? >> nicole: you know how rare it is to get any player to talk, let alone about an injury, but that's what rob gronkowski did, posting a video online saying that he will be back, but he didn't say exactly when. now, it was thought that gronk would only miss about one to two game, but both the pats and gronkowski's family released a statement confirming the tight end suffered a bone bruise and sprain to his right knee and saying there is no timetable for his redness to return and that will be determined in the days and hours prior the that appropriate game. >> i'm just week to week. i'll be working hard to get back out on the field as soon as possible, and when i'm 100% feeling good, cleared by all the doctors, the team, that's when i'll be back. >> nicole: gronk says he's thankful that it was nothing serious, and until then he says he'll be going to rehab, trying
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for when he's ready to return. that's the latest live from gillette. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also on 7 this morning, man is suing a high school in milton, accusing school officials of discriminating against him because he's gay. matthew barrett says a catholic school pulled a job offer because he's married to another man. barrett's attorney says the school violated state anti-discrimination laws. however, the defense says the school's decision is covered by exceptions that would allow them to not hire people who might interfere with the squall's -- school's religious message. >> i can remember sitting at the table, just sitting there, looking like, what just happened to me. i couldn't believe it. >> christa: barrett says he wants the school the change its policy for future hirings. >> jadiann: a dog whose mouth was taped shut by its owner is still under that woman's care. katherine lemansky was charged
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didn't remove the dog from her care because he was unharmed and is well cared for. lemansky claimed she taped the dog's mouth for a minute to get him to stop barking. she posted the picture online. it was seen by millions of people. she faces a fine and up to 150 days in jail. >> christa: after nearly 30 years of entertaining holiday shop centers providence, rhode island, dancing cops cannot get a new job. providence police fired tony la pore last month after he organized a boycott against a dunkin' donuts where an employee wrote, "black lives matter" on an officer's coffee cup. east providence's mayor invited him to direct traffic in the city for the holidays. the city council was expected to talk about the hire at last night's meeting. >> once we realized what type of controversy, that it was causing, we turned around and decided to take it off the docket and move on to other things. this is a time of happiness, a time of cheer. we don't want any issues.
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has already reached out to the police officer to direct traffic, but he doesn't want the reveal it before hand to avoid any planned protests. new details now on the man accused of a deadly shooting at a colorado planned parenthood. >> jadiann: this morning his ex-wife says she believed he was targeting the organization. 7's nancy chen joins us live with more. >> nancy: robert dear's ex-wife says it's no coincidence he opened fire at a planned parenthood clinic. she says this is not first time her ex-husband has targeted the reproductive rights organization. when they were married more than 20 years ago, dear allegedly put glue in the locks of another clinic. the couple was divorced in 1939 after dear's ex-wife says he had a violent temper. three people were killed in a shooting rampage including melrose native garrett swasey. officials say dear did give a
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the words "no more baby parts," but they haven't determined a motive for the shooting. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the cleveland police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy is breaking his violence. >> jadiann: in a statement tuesday, the officer continuously shouted "show me your hands" in the moments before she shot and killed tamir rice. officer was playing with a toy gun. the officer was told there was a chance the gun was not real. a grand jury will determine whether criminal charges should be brought against the officer. >> christa: opening statements will be heard in the death of freddie gray. officer william porter is charged with manslaughter, assault and misconduct. and the jury is expected to be seated some time today. the judge is confident the trial will be over in two weeks. now, gray was a 25-year-old african american man who died of apparent spinal cord injuries a week after an arrest by baltimore police officers. his death sparked violent, racially charged protests across
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officers are charged in connection with the case. >> jadiann: new this morning, doctors saying that false positive results from a mammogram could be a very early indicator of future cancer. false positive is when a doctor finds something suspicious during a mammogram and it turns out not to be cancerous. a long-term study of more than one million women showed that those who got false positive results had a slightly higher likelihood of developing cancer later on. but doctors stress that the risk is small. >> the vast majority of these are quickly shown to be not of concern, and whatever increased risk there might be down the road is a very small change in their overall risk and not something they need to be especially alarmed about. >> jadiann: more than half of women who have annual mammograms over ten years will have a false positive. >> christa: and this year's list of top baby names is out. there are not too many real surprises we should mention, though.
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the third straight year, the top three girl names are sophia, emma and olivia. also for the third straight year, the top three names for boys, jackson, aiden and liam. and some surprising trends mixed in here, as well, royal-themed names like duchess and royalty increased in popularity. instagram also had an influence. many people named their children after filters like luxe and valencia. celestial names are also on the rise. venus, jupiter, sonny and we saw mark zuckerberg and his wife went with maxima, the grecian flare. >> jadiann: speaking of sunny out, there we don't have a lot of sun, but maybe peeking through a little bit. >> jeremy: through the day a lot of clouds and drizzle and mist. today some scattered showers at times with on-and-off light rain through the day. and a cool day. raw. temperatures in the upper 30s this morning. only in the middle 40s this afternoon.
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some sun tomorrow afternoon. and a windy day tomorrow. mid-40s. >> jadiann: thank you so much, j.r. everyone stay with us. >> christa: we'll be right back.
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the biological father of bella bond facing charges. what police say he said about his daughter after his arrest. on just one station, drone danger causing confusion during a road race. hear from man who was hurt in a crash. butt. >> jadiann: and tom brady's odd offer on late night tv. >> christa: good morning, everybody. a wet start for your wednesday. 6:00 a.m. i'm christa delcamp. thompson. it is enough rain to wear the rain boots. with it. you can be your own judge there. a live look out the zakim. a little fog hanging around still now. >> christa: don't follow my advice. i just wore tennis shoes this morning. >> jeremy: what are you going with, jadiann? >> jadiann: i did not wear rain boots, but i regretted it, so there's that. >> >> jeremy: good news, no overwhelming heavy rain. patchy fog around the metro. no rain in the city at the moment.
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moving in, and that's what we face i think probably in the worcester, about 7, 7:30. boston between 7:30 and 8:00. an you look here. we had some rain last evening. now there's a gap. and then there's another band of showers, hudson river valley. it breaks away again. that's how your day will go, where we go back and forth between clouds and drizzle and a burst of some rain shower activity. light rain at best. i don't think it would be anything heavy or steady that will lead to flooding. so you may get through the day not needing the rain boots. but if you want to make a fashion statement and you have new boots, go for it. chilly, raw, temperatures this morning upper 30s to around 40 in boston. norwood at 39. bedford 37. through the day, the numbers don't move all that much. we'll hold on to the threat of on-and-off rain the entire day. >> christa: let's get over the danielle gersh. is if she wants to weigh in on boots along with traffic, she's free to do so. >> danielle: i wore boots today but not rain boots. i better get those ready.
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the rain probably causing some delays. roads extra thick. northbound starting to slow down. southbound let's go to the maps. we have a new accident in dorchester. this has the two right lanes blocked on the expressway southbound at savin hill. so northbound, we're slow. we could see lookie-loos holding up some traffic from that, as well. we're backed up on 128 southbound to route 24. our accident on route 24 did clear. still slow, though. let's move north of town. 93 southbound from 495 to 128. you're a little bit slow and then stop and go from 128 into boston. route 1 not looking too bad now. the pike looking pretty good all the way back out the 495. let's take a look at your drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's a 20-minute ride. the pike, a 12-minute ride. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that's a 14-minute ride, and so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> jadiann: thank you, danielle. rob gronkowski speaking out about his injury. >> i'm just week to week. i'll be working hard to get back
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possible. >> jadiann: the pats' tight end posting a video updating his condition. gronk showing fans he's working hard to get back on the field. >> christa: this is an unusual move, some might say, far belichick-coached player to go ahead and issue his own statement. let's go out live with more on what he's saying. here's 7's nicole oliverio at gillette. >> nicole: well, it's definitely unusual. you know, the patriots normally tight-lipped. but you never know what to expect with gronk. now there's no more speculation about what that injury is and how long it will be before he's back. >> what's up, patriot nation? it's rob here. >> nicole: two days after being carted off the field, rob gronkowski posted a video online promising he'll bounce back but not saying how soon. >> i'm just week to week. i'll be working hard to get back out on the field as soon as possible, and when i'm 100% feeling good, cleared by all the doctors, the team, that's when i'll be back. >> nicole: there were reports
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the pats and gronkowski's family released a statement saying the tight end suffered a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee and that "there is no timetable for his readiness to return, which will be determined in the days or hours prior to that appropriate game. any timetable reported prior to that final determination would be speculative." >> i'm thankful that it's nothing serious. i love playing the game of football. whenever it's taken away from you, definitely get a feeling that you appreciate the game so much. >> nicole: gronkowski also made noise on twitter when he agreed with boston sportswriters he's being unfairly targeted for offensive pass interference, but he ended his message to fans on a positive note. >> i'll just be working hard and trying to get 100% as soon as possible. i can promise you that. i'll be definitely going hard in the rehab. so appreciate all the support. let's go, pats.
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the news that fans wanted to hear. of course, they were hoping maybe only a week, but gronk seems pretty determined to get back on the field. we're live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. also the red sox making history with its offer to pitcher david price. his $217 million contract sets a new record for major league pitchers. and this is the most the sox have ever paid a player. we'll have much more on this big deal coming up, plus his history of bad blood with david ortiz. >> jadiann: a young mother and a toddler were able to escape from this fire in exeter. flames quickly engulfed a barn in the backyard and the 100-year-old home. the house is a total loss. investigators are working to figure out what caused the fire. the father of bella bond was arrested at a home depot.
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charges this man is now facing. nick? >> nick: that's right, jadiann. joseph amoroso expected to be arraigned later this morning. he said in the past he never met bella bond before she died, but police say that didn't stop him from mentioning her name while being arrested. this is the home depot where police say they busted the biological father of bella bond. police arrested joseph amoroso at around 1:30 tuesday at the south bay shopping center, saying he tried to get away with more than $250 worth of merchandise. police say during transport amoroso said, "i should have run. that cop would never get me. fact." then, "do you know who i am? i'm baby doe's father." this arrest coming just days after her buried his two-year-old daughter. bella bond's body washed up on deer island last summer. for months police tried to identity.
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forward expressing his grief. >> i wasn't ready to be a father a couple years ago, but i was ready and i am ready now, and unfortunately i just came a couple months too late. >> nick: as far as the case surrounding bella bond's death, her mother and her mother's boyfriend have since been charged with her death. that's the latest live in dorchester, nick emmons, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jurors in philip chism's murder trial will visit danvers high school today to see where he allegedly murdered his math teacher, colleen ritzer. chism's attorneys say the teen was not in a sane state of mind when prosecutors say that he killed ritzer two years ago. defense attorneys called chism's grandfather and family friends to testify on tuesday. they told jurors chism was a good child but he had serious mental health issues. >> at one point you described it as for a while it was really hateful to watch how philip treated his mother. >> there was a time when my husband addressed it, if he was
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be respectful to her. >> christa: prosecutors say chism killed the 24-year-old ritzer inside one of the school's bathrooms when he was 14 years old. >> jadiann: adding firepower in the fight against isis. secretary of defense ash carter announcing that more u.s. troops are going overseas to battle the terrorist group. just hours later carter spoke at harvard. 7's nancy chen joins us with more on that plan. nancy? >> nancy: jadiann, good morning to you. it was a home coming to harvard for the secretary of defense who spent 20 years teaching there. ashton carter's visit came hours after he told congress about plans to send more u.s. troops on the ground in iraq and syria. he says air strikes alone are not stopping isis and that the united states is now at war. last night while speaking to students who want to pursue careers with the military or in public service, he talked about the fear he believes the troops will have on terrorists. >> when they go to bed at night, who is going to be coming in the window?
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take out isil leadership, to capture isil leadership, to rescue hostages. >> nancy: meantime this morning, nbc news has learned the united states is sending 150 special ops forces, three times the troops president obama announced back in november. it's not clear when those troops will be deployed. at the newsdesk, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: chicago's police superintendent being forced out by the city's mayor amid growing protests over last year's shooting death of an african american teenager by a caucasian chicago police officer. chicago mayor rahm emanuel praised superintendent garry mccarthy's leadership for the past four years but said the public trust in the police department has been shaken. officials just released video of the shooting last week that shows officer jason van dyke shooting laquan mcdonald 16
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it happened back in october of 2014. van dyke is charged with first-degree murder. he was released on bail monday. meantime, former massachusetts governor deval patrick, who was born out in chicago, has been named a senior adviser to a new task force that's going to look into the issue of excessive force by the city's police department. >> christa: >> jadiann: and still ahead on just one station, a drone crashes into a road race in andover. hear from people injured on the course. >> christa: and emotions running high in court where teens are accused of killing a veteran in new bedford. >> jadiann: a local plumber frustrated after he doesn't get paid for a job. see what happens when he called solve it 7. >> jeremy: and rain heading into the worcester hills and eventually the city of boston over next couple hours. you need rain gear today. chilly. temperatures only in the upper 30s. >> danielle: and a bit of a mess on the expressway this morning. we have an accident on the expressway southbound in dorchester.
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>> christa:>> jadiann: welcome back, everyone. here. >> christa: and he's also been getting into the holiday spirit. youngsters. this is the teddy bear tea reader at the four seasons in boston. you have that giant teddy bear which you love. you look so happy. >> jadiann: that's the four seasons. they do this every year. it's their teddy bear tea campaign. it's a great fund-raiser and a charity event that the four
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they distribute over 100,000 teddy bears to children in need over the last 20 years. so yesterday kicked off the event. had a great time out there reading to the little ones about santa claus and all the tricks and treats. i shouldn't say tricks and treats. that's halloween, j.r. the gifts he'll bring over the coming weeks. than si chen is out there later this month. i forgot what date. but thank you to the four seasons for having me out there last evening. now to, get yourself into the holiday spirit, any snow? no, we don't want it for the morning commute, but we have some dress l and some fog around metro boston. rain showers, this is a warm weather system in the sense that there are no snowflakes or ice pellets or anything like that. it's still chilly and iran. also with this weather system, not a powerhouse storm. it's got these little spokes of rain. there's one up in northern new england. there's one inbound into eastern new england over next hour or two. and back toward pennsylvania, it breaks away again. and so you do need the rain gear
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between the batches of rain. you can see here on the back side of our weather system, chicago, minneapolis, des moines, st. louis, that's where you find the snowflakes. in fact, i think tomorrow up in northern new england, they'll see snow, about three to six inches of snow way up north. northern new england, northern vermont, northern new hampshire. and northern maine. for us, we talk about on-and-off showers through the day and into the overnight hours tonight. and there won't be any heavy weather event. in fact, so far the totals have been a little bit on the low side. only about one tetd of an inch to in some locations worcester hills a quarters of an information of rain. and moving forward. i think today and tonight, similar amounts. so we'll add on an additional tenth of an inch to perhaps a quarter of an inch of some beneficial rain. we need the rain. it's been very dry in southern new england this fall. upper 30s now. the city at 39. fitchburg at 39. the numbers don't move much today. cool and raw. 39 to 46. metro boston mid-40s. down on the cape and the
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once you head down toward the canal, south coast, temperatures reach the middle 50s. tomorrow more clouds than sun. and a windy day tomorrow. but it's dry tomorrow. middle 40s. friday, saturday and sunday, mostly sunny skies. a mild pattern rolls on here in southern new england. temperatures between 50 and 55 this weekend. great for putting up those holiday decorations. >> christa: okay. here's danielle gersh with our fast track traffic report. >> danielle: thank you, crystal. good morning, everyone. the expressway, a mess this morning northbound and southbound. let's go to the maps. we have an accident in dorchester blocking the two right lanes. that's at savin hill on the expressway southbound. we also have some back-up on 128 back to 24 north of town. 93. you're slow from 495 to 128 and then crawling into boston. route 1 looking good. the pike looking good, as well. let's go to those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's a 22-minute ride. the pike looks good. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, a 23-minute drive.
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>> christa: a methuen plumber answering a cold call. he responded to a restaurant last winter an restored the heat. he went to collect his money and the restaurant owner wouldn't deliver it. that's when he called solve it 7 and kris anderson came in to help. >> kris: as a plumber, craig adam is used to being the one people call for help. this past january during one of our many winter storms, craig says he received one of those calls for help from the owner of kruger flat bread in haverhill. restaurant. open. so i said, yeah, i'll be right over. >> kris: craig says he gave the restaurant owner an estimate and went over to fix the problem. >> the part wasn't in, so i did restaurant. i went back when the part came in. i told him there were some
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he said to fix it so i fixed it. >> kris: craig dropped off the bills two days later totaling $2,000. that's when he says the problems began. >> he wouldn't pay me. i sent him other bills. i tried calling him. >> kris: with no payment and nowhere else to turn, craig the plumber decided to take the plunge and call solve it 7. what would make you happy? >> i just want what's mine. i want my money owed to me. >> kris: we went to work, first talking to the restaurant's owner on the phone. hi, this is kris anderson with 7news in boston. then in person when we stopped by the restaurant. the owner told us the reason he didn't pay is he felt like he was being overcharged. craig disagrees and says the $2,000 was a fair price, but the deal, and they did. >> he owed me $2,000. we settled on $1,700. >> kris: an agreement that put an end to this nearly year-long ordeal. probably wouldn't have gotten anything at all. so i'm very grateful to you and what you do. you get people what's owed to them.
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goal. this ordeal was quite the drain for craig the plumber, but he's finally happy to have his dough. and maybe we can clear away your problems, as well. give us a call at 617-367-7777 or send us an e-mail to solveit7@whdh.com. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: still ahead, a reward offered to help catch a crook. police looking for a a man who threatened to set a store clerk on fire. >> jadiann: and from bitter rivals to future red sox teammates, the troubled history between david ortiz and new pitcher david price. >> christa: and new overnight, want to toss football around with tom brady? find out how you and a friend can hang out with the pats' star
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>> jeremy: good morning. a lot of clouds around met row
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a band of showers back through western new england on the move over the worcester hills in the next 45 minutes to an hour. city of boston between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. showers extend into eastern new york states. then a break and more showers mid-to-late afternoon. chilly, raw right now. middle and upper 30s. your school bell forecast, kids need rain gear. they'll probably have indoor recess because of the scattering of showers, and when school lets out this afternoon, a few showers. mid-40s. >> christa: the red sox set to add a big-name pitcher to the rotation. boston has agreed to a record-setting deal with pitcher david price. the seven-year deal is worth $217 million, which equals $31 million per season. this is the largest contract given to a free agent pitcher. price can opt out after three once again. price won the cy young award back in 2012. he's been named to five all-star teams and he's struggled in the postseason.
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too well with david ortiz. >> ortiz down the right field line. fair or foul, that is way gone. >> if it's fair or foul, that's what he would say, but as soon as he hit it and i saw it, i knew it was fair. run. >> look out. ortiz gets hit in the back. >> you shouldn't be acting like a little girl out there. you're not going to win all the time. when you give it up, that's an experience for the next time. but if you're going to act like a little [bleeped]... >> ortiz is fired up. >> if you're mad because i take you deep twice, let me let you know, i have almost 500 homers in this league. that's part of the game, son. >> christa: price and ortiz sort of made up. ortiz announced last month that 2016 will be his final season. >> jadiann: after missing four games while dealing with a mysterious illness, patriots' linebacker jamie collins may be ready to get back on the field. the globe reports collins plans to play sunday against the
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collins returned to practice last night. he hasn't played in a game since october 29th. >> christa: still ahead, the airline apparently hiring pilots with no experience required. >> jadiann: also ahead, a mansion in new hampshire destroyed by fire. what gave crews trouble putting out those flames. >> reporter: and it's a story you'll see on just one station when a drone suddenly crashes into a group of runners. catch holiday-cookie cheer on the tip of your tongue with dunkin' donuts' holiday- cookie-flavored coffees. after 12:00 p.m., enjoy any medium latte or macchiato for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'. discover unexpected treasures, pfor the people who least expect it. find thoughtful gifts at amazing prices everyday at t.j.maxx, marshalls
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battered and bruised, the anger behind celebrity abuse pictures. mark zuckerberg sharing a message with his new daughter and making a $45 billion promise on her behalf. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa:>> jadiann: good morning, everyone, at 6:30. i'm jadiann. >> christa: thompson. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. j.r. has been delivering the forecast and some holiday tunes. >> jeremy: i have no snow in the forecast, so we'll go with the music. bing crosby and rosemary clooney doing the snow thing. we have clouds and drizzle. we'll have that through next hour or so, but there's another band of rain coming into western new england, headed for the worcester hills over the next 45 minutes. boston between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. you see these big gaps where there is no rain happening, one over boston now and another one in new york city back toward williamsport? that will be your day where we'll have periods of rain, and then in between the rain, a
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so rain gear a great idea. because you will need it. but you won't need it the entire day. and the amount of rain that happens is not overwhelming. so i don't think there will be any flooding rain or anything like, that but allow a little extra time out there. roads are still wet from the drizzle and mist overnight. chilly and raw. upper 30s. the city at 39. worcester 39. and as we work through the day, we'll hold on to the clouds and the drizzle and the showers. low 40s at 2:00. in fact, by 7:00 p.m., that's time. temperatures up near 50 degrees. >> christa: thank you so much, dare. danielle, i don't know if the misty roads are affecting the traffic. >> jeremy: you're going to >> danielle: southbound also backed up. southbound backed up because of an accident i want to show you in the maps in dorchester blocking the right two lanes. it did just clear, but you saw that back-up that's still there. the expressway northbound is backed up to the split and 128 is backed up to route 24.
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north of town, 93 slow all the way back to 495. route 1 not looking too bad. the pike is stop and go all the way back to 495, as well. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. tunnel, 25 minutes. into town on the pike, 14 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim as well. but the "t" so far looks good. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle. this morning patriots' tight end rob gronkowski telling fans he'll return to the field just as soon as possible. in a video posted online, he says he's week to week after getting injured in sunday's loss to denver. the team and the gronkowski family also released a statement saying the tight end suffered a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee. the biological father of bella bond set to appear in court today. joseph amarillo was arrested for shoplifting more than 200 worth of merchandise from a home depot on the south shore. that arrest comes two days after
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daughter. and a young mother and two toddlers escape a fire in exeter, new hampshire. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked those intense flames that engulfed a barn in the backyard and quickly spread through the home. the house is a total loss this morning. >> jadiann: on just one station, danger from above had some runners hitting the brakes during a road race in andover. a drone came crashing down on top of some runners. we're talking with people who were on that collision course. 7's victoria warren is in andover with more on this story. good morning, vicki. >> victoria: good morning, jadiann. there were minor injuries from all of this. there were about 10,000 runners packing that start line. they were shoulder to shoulder. they had no place to go when this drone suddenly fell out of the sky. danger from above when a drone suddenly crashes into a crowd of thousands of runners. it was feast or 5 thanksgiving day road race.
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runners with minor injuries, one man's hand left bloody. >> probably about a foot above head level, and then just kind of instinct, just put my hand up so it didn't hit my face. you know, it hit my hand. >> victoria: yanni wallingford lives in missouri but was home for the race. he says his hand was fine and he was able to run. david lotito caught the out-of-control drown on his go pro camera. >> i think it might have clipped down. >> victoria: lotito says the race was about to start and the confusion. >> i don't think people knew what it was at first. >> victoria: in fact, yanni wallingford says when it hit the ground, some people stomped on it and pulled out the battery. >> and then gave the drone to the police. >> victoria: and andover police are investigating. there are several different reports out as to who this drone belongs to, but runners say that
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past races to get pictures of the race from above. live this morning in andover, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: two teenagers called to court charged in the murder of taxi driver. the driver, donald depina, shot in the head. his family was visibly distraught as they left the courthouse. depina dove 18-year-old alexander mills and a 16 year old to a parking lot. that's when mills allegedly opened fire and tried to drive off in the cab. those who knew depina say he life. >> he was just a wonderful, beautiful man, a beautiful person, beautiful man, beautiful human being. >> christa: mills was ordered to undergo an evaluation after a court psychiatrist said that he was hearing voices. >> jadiann: police are offering a reward for anyone with information on a thief in manchester, new hampshire. a cashier at a gas station says the man walked up to the window of her booth and began pouring lighter fluid on it.
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the booth on fire if she didn't give him money from the register. she emptied it and the man took off. mannion goes up in flames -- mansion goes up in flames in bedford, new hampshire. sky7 h.d. over the scene. you see heavy flames and smoke coming out of the roof. firefighters had trouble putting out the fire because there were no hydrants nearby. the home is a total loss. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> christa: still ahead, 'tis the season to have packages delivered to your home. new this morning, the stunning number of gifts being taken off people's doorsteps. >> jadiann: a man is suing a high school in milton, accusing school officials of discriminating against him because he's gay. >> christa: and the message behind these mockup pictures of battered celebrities and why some people are upset about it. >> danielle: and the roads are slick. the expressway really a mess this morning. 93 southbound backed up all the way to 495, as well. we had an accident in dorchester. that just cleared. but as you can see, it's still a slow drive. we'll be right back. won: my moand i hathe sa hands.
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girl, the facebook founder and his wife said they will give 99% of their facebook shares to others in an effort to make the word a better place for their new daughter maxima, max for short. very cute picture there. so this is about equal to $45 billion. this is part of a movement. encouraging will nairs to give their money to charities and help make the world a better place. >> jadiann: that's right. reality tv stars kim kardashian and kendall jenner say they didn't give permission to the artist who edited these photos of them to look battered and bruised. the sisters say they support the campaign, but lawyers are reportedly reaching out to the artist to issue them warnings about using their likenesses. the pictures were used as part of a campaign to stop violence against women and featured several celebrities. >> christa: storm troopers are the bad guys. >> jadiann: usually. >> christa: but look at these viral photos. they're doing a little good here, setting up a christmas tree. look at the one up top.
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a couple posting the action figurines during the stages of setup and finally unveiling the tree to darth vader himself. it look like they're jumping for joy. they got the job done. hopefully it meets the expectations of lord vader. >> andy: are you sure that wasn't picture of j.r.'s house? >> christa: we'll have to ask him. >> jadiann: i can see him setting those things up with great detail. all right. know and go is coming up next with today's top stories. tom brady appearing on late night tv last night. he's offering a chance for you to hang out with him, toss ball around. not a big deal, right? >> reporter: and we're live at gillette. rob gronkowski also making an appearance, telling fans how he's doing and when we'll expect
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>> it's 6: 45, time to know and go. >> reporter: gronk with the message to patriots' nation. the promise he's making about his comeback. >> reporter: the biological father of bella bond arrested. the comments police say he made from the back of a cruiser. >> reporter: the secretary of defense coming to cambridge, talking about the new strategy to beat isis. >> reporter: and the sox paying the price and landing their ace. >> christa: good morning. it is now 6:44. it's december 2nd, wednesday, and kind of a good day the leave
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it's foggy out there. >> jadiann: very well could be. we have had some fog and some misty rain sort of going on outside. j.r. can break it all down for us. but definitely could affect the commute, as well. >> jeremy: yes. we have drizzle and fog and mist around the metro at this time. no steady rain in the city of boston right now. there are some steadier showers back through western new england. i'm cautioning to call them heavy because i don't think it's heavy rain, but you notice these bands of shower activity march through southern new england during the day. you do need the rain gear. i really can't pin down one side of the day over the other that appears to offer a better chance of rain. i really think the showers will happen on and off this morning and on and off this afternoon, but again, the key word on-and-off. i don't think you need the umbrella up all day long. the amount of rain so far about one-tenth of an inch of rain. i think moving forward today and tonight, the showers will continue overnight tonight. probably an additional tenth to two-tenths of an inch of rain.
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chilly, raw, numbers in the upper 40s. city at 39. bedford at 37. temperatures between 39 and 46. boston later today 46. it will take most of the day to get to these numbers. and it will be a little bit warmer all through the south coast and the cape. temperatures in those locations in the 50s. 7 on 7 forecast. sunshine coming back tomorrow. partly sunny skies. a windy day. temperatures tomorrow into the middle 40s. the weekend looking great. play some golf. put up your christmas lights. good good. patriots back home taking on the eagles. 4:25 kick. for this time of year, 48 at kickoff. i'll take that every day of the week. >> absolutely. j.r., thank you. now to danielle gersh. we have wet roads out there. >> we do indeed. give yourself some extra time. this is tex pray. it's been a mess all morning long. our southbound accident that was blocking the right two lanes did just clear, northbound you're still very slow, even still some delays southbound. and then let's go to the map because we actually have a new accident on the expressway
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furnace brook parkway. the split slow 128 backed up to route 24. route 24 northbound is very slow, as well. 93 has been slow all morning long. back to 495. you're stop and go. route 1 not too bad until you start to get into somerville. then you start to slow down. let's go to the pike. you're stop and go, slow and go all the way back to 495, especially through framingham on the pike. it's really wet. you'll want to give yourself roads. let's go to the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, a 22-minute into town on the pike. 18 minutes and into town on 93, 128 to the zakim bridge, that's 23 minutes. but so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> jadiann: thanks, danielle. rob gronkowski now delivering a message to his fans. the tight end is addressing his knee injury for the first time since being carted off the field >> christa: he's setting the record straight and thanking everyone for their support since
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nicole oliverio is live outside gillette. nicole? >> nicole: normally when dealing with the patriots, you don't learn much about the injury, however, rob gronkowski taking to an online video to thank fans for their support and the give us an update to let us know that he's promising he'll bounce back, but not saying how soon. there were reports that gronk would only miss one to two weeks. the patriots and gronk's family released a statement saying the tight end suffered a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee. and there is no timetable for his readiness to return. and that will be determined in the days or hours prior to that appropriate game. >> i'm just week to week. i'll be working hard to get back out on the field as soon as possible. and when i'm 100% feeling good, cleared by all the doctors, the team, that's when i'll be back. >> nicole: dprong went on to say he was thankful it wasn't anything too serious. he says in the meantime, he's
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making sure he's 100% so he's ready to go. live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: also the red sox making history with this offer to pitcher david price. his $217 million contract sets a new record for major league pitchers and is the most the sox have ever paid a player. works out to be $31 million a year. >> christa: the father of baby bella bond is due in court this morning. he was arrested at holmes last night. let's go to 7's nick emmons with the charges he's facing and what he said to police. nick? >> nick: that's right. joseph amoroso was arrested yesterday afternoon here at this home depot in dorchester. police say he was shoplifting at the time and what they say he was doing was that he was trying to walk out with more than $250 worth of merchandise from inside the store here. so police say after he was arrested, he said that he should
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tell everyone that you locked up bella bond's dad." this arrest coming just days after he buried his young daughter. bella bond's body washed up on deer island this last summer and for months police tried to figure out the little girl's identity. once they did, amoroso came forward expressing his grief, saying he wasn't ready to be a father when she was born, and now that he is ready, he is simply too late. bella's mother and her boyfriend, bella's mother's boyfriend, have been charged in connection with her death. that's the latest live in dorchester, nick emmons, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jurors in philip chism's murder trial will visit danvers high school to see where the alleged murder took place of math teacher colleen ritzer. prosecutors say the 16 year old killed ritzer inside the school bathroom two years ago. chism's lawyers say the teen was not in a state of mind that was sane at the time. defense attorneys called chism's
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testify. they say the 16 year old was a good child but he had serious mental issues. a young monor mother and her two toddlers are able to escape from this fire in exeter. they were inside when the flames broke out and quickly engulfed a barn in the backyard and the 100-year-old home. the house is a total loss and investigators are working to figure out what sparked the fire. >> christa: adding firepower in the fight against isis. u.s. secretary of defense ash carter announcing tuesday that more u.s. troops are going overseas to help battle the terror group. harvard. let's go to 7's nancy chen with nancy? >> good morning, crystal. this was a homecoming to harvard for the secretary of defense who spent 20 years teaching there. air strikes alone are not stopping isis and the united states is now at war. last night while speaking to students who want to pursue careers with the military or in public service, he talked about the impact those troops wound have on terrorists.
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who will be coming in the window? the objective there will be to take out isil leadership, to capture isil leadership. to rescue hostages. >> christa: meantime this morning, nbc news has learned the united states is sending 150 special ons forces that would be permanently based in iraq. that's three times the number of troops president obama announced back in october. at this point it's not clear when exactly those troops would be deployed. at the newsdesk, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> jadiann: and chicago's police superintendent is being forced out by the city's mayor. the announcement comes amid greg protests over last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a white chicago police officer. chicago mayor rahm emanuel praised superintendent garry mccarthy's leadership for the past four years, but he said the public's trust in the plird has been shaken. officials released video of the
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it shows officer jason van dyke shooting laquan mcdonald 16 times as he walked away in october 2014. van dyke is charged with first-degree murder. he was released on bail monday. former massachusetts governor deval patrick, who was born in chicago, has been named a senior adviser to a new task force that's going to look into that issue of excessive force. >> jadiann: man is suing a school for discriminating him because he's gay. matthew barrett says fontbonne academy pulled a job offer because he's married to another man. barrett's attorney says the school violated state anti-discrimination law, however, the defense says the school's decision is covered by exceptions that allow them to not hire people who might interfere with the school's religious message. >> i can remember sitting at the table, just sitting there, looking like what just happened to me. i can't... i couldn't believe it.
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he was being modeled the faith. >> christa: barrett says he wants the school the change its policy for future hirings. >> jadiann: now to a story you'll see on just one station. police are investigating after a drone taking video of a road race in andover came crashing down, injuring with people. police say it happened during the feast or 5 thanksgiving race branch. the two people hurt only had minor injuries. officials are still determining who the drone belongs to. >> christa: if you've always dreamed of becoming a pilot, here's your chance. jetblue says they want to train 24 flight students with no flying experience to become pilots. the applicants would still need to meet the requirements of at least 1,500 hours of flying experience before operating one of their planes. airlines usually get students who gain their experience on their own. >> jadiann: after cyber monday many of you are expecting packages at your door.
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them. a new report say 23 million americans have had packages stolen. to avoid, this have your neighbor watch for your delivery or ask a signature be required. tom brady making a brief experience onlated night tv. the pats' q.b. among several celebs joining jimmy kim toll raise money for world aids day. brady with an odd offer. >> i'm offering an experience of a lifetime, one lucky winner will get to snap a ball to me and then have me slap them on the butt and tell them they did a good job, whether they did or not. yes, your wife can watch. [laughter] >> christa: i think that's the most candid i've ever seen tom brady. he's kidding, but the offer is real. you and a friend can hang without the four-time super bowl champ and throw the ball around on the field. you'll also be put up in a four-star hotel. to enter, log on to do so. >> jadiann: people all over
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just hear that? where do i sign up? >> christa: the web site will crash any second from all the people on it. >> jeremy: honey, this is what i want for christmas, brady. clouds and drizzle. a few scattered showers heading this way for early this morning. and then there is more rain shower abdifficult in pennsylvania. `so rain gear needed on and off through the day. no heavy rain, not continuous. temperatures at this time upper 30s. as we work through the afternoon, low to middle 40s. cool and raw. >> jadiann: go to fast track traffic one more time with danielle gersh. >> danielle: a mess out there. the leverett connector and zakim bridge, we have an incident going on in the left-hand lane. that's blocking the leverett connector heading out of boston. let's go to the maps. we also have a crash on the expressway northbound. this is at furnace brook parkway. the expressway a mess. 93 also a mess this morning, too. so definitely want the plan for some extra time as you head out the door. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you don't forget the "today show" is coming your way next.
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