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what police say l to her being assaulted by other teen girls. >> christa: and breaking overnight, the third paris concert attacker identified. where he traveled a few years before the terror attack. >> sarah: dismissing donald trump. democrats and prince condemning his call for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. as trump defends himself. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it's so good to be back. i'm sarah french. >> christa: it's been a long time since you said good morning and got up at 2:00 a.m. actually, no, you're still getting up at 2:00 a.m. >> sarah: she actually slept through the night the first time a couple nights ago. >> christa: prepare for this to change. don't mean to be that person, but it goes and comes. welcome to the club. >> sarah: thank you. i've had a lot of good advice from christa and you, j.r. >> jeremy: good news here. you don't have diaper duty with us, so that's good news. at least speaking for myself. boston at 38. bedford at 35.
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it's the little things, isn't it? all right. so through the day a lot of clouds and much less wind than what we saw yesterday. so today does feature a fair amount of clouds, but it's not too bad out there this morning and even this afternoon. somewhat cool this morning, upper 30s. by 2:00 p.m., seasonal, upper 40s. 7:00 p.m., mild with mostly cloudy skies, low 40s. even warmer weather heading this way for the end of the week and the weekend. i'll talk more about that in 15 minutes. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: thank, sarah. no major delays to talk about yesterday. looking good at the brain braintree split getting on to the expressway northbound. no major problems to tell you about right now. route 1 from 128 into boston looking good. so is 93 so far. 93 was an issue yesterday. the pike from 128, no delays there. you're fine all the way back out the 495. let's go south of town. we have a work crew in hampton right on 95 northbound at 128. 24 looking good.
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the expressway, the split into boston, about nine minutes. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, no delays there. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. into town on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. and so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. now to breaking news from overnight. a shooting in boston sending one person to the hospital with serious injuries. it happened on tremont street and rutland square in the south end. police had the scene taped off as you see here for hours earlier this morning. so far no word on whether any arrests have been made. >> sarah: a car explodes and bursts into a ball of fire in canton. take a look. [explosion] flames engulfed the car on 93 south during last night's rush hour commute. it happened near exit 2 in canton around 4:30. traffic was backed up for miles. police say no one was hurt. there is no word yet on where the driver was when the car blew up. >> christa: and new this
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alarming attack in plainville. a teenage girl allegedly assaulted by a pair of 15 year old girls. there you see 7's nick emmons. he's live for us early this morning. nick, police are saying this is all over a boy. is that right. >> nick: yeah, that's right. according to the police report obtained by the "sun chronicle," the teenage victim, the alleged victim, says two 15-year-old girls assaulted her apparently because one of those girls said the victim in this case was boyfriends. now more on that police report here. this is pretty disturbing stuff. the alleged victim says she was handcuffed and a gun was held to her head while the incident was recorded with a cell phone. at one point one of the girls reportedly said, "eeny, meeny, miny, mo, i am going to shoot you in the head." according to the "sun chronicle, accounts several days after the incident, police found three
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during a search at the washington street apartment where the alleged assault took place. a party. three 18 year olds who live in the apartment are facing charges for drugs, alcohol and for unlawful possession of ammunition as well as a stun gun. meantime, those two 15-year-old girls face armed assault charges. they are being held in custody pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for thursday. that's the latest live in plainville, nick emmons, 7news 7news >> christa: also happening now, a man accused in a terrifying home invasion is behind bars right now, but a second suspect is on the run. >> sarah: and this morning we're hearing the desperate call for help a quincy teenager made as her mother was being tied up. 7's nicole oliverio is live with more. nicole? >> nicole: that's right. and we can tell you police are still searching for that second suspect this morning. now, we spoke with the father. he tells us he talks to his daughter every day at 3:30 when he gets home from school.
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20 minutes later she gets the call that their house had been broken into. >> they're on their way. she's hiding in her room. >> nicole: a 16 year old makes a desperate call to 911 after robbers reportedly broke into her quincy room. >> where are you hiding? >> in my room. >> you're in you room? >> i locked the door. >> nicole: as the teen hid upstairs, she told the dispatcher the pair of men had tied up her pregnant mother downstairs. >> please hurry. i think they're hurting her. >> alan said he later got a panicked call from his daughter. >> she said the house got robbed and mommy got tied up. >> nicole: the men broke in the back door, ransacked the house and put a gun to the mother's head. the teen remained upstairs until police arrived. officers saw one of the men take off. >> they were here pretty quickly. they gave chase. within about three blocks they caught up with them.
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>> nicole: police arrested kevin murphy of revere and they found a gun one of the two dropped in brush nearby. ang is relieved his wife and daughter are okay. >> it's very, very scary. >> nicole: and it's believed the man that police arrested will be arraigned in court later this morning. we're live in quincy, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: philip chism's defense will have a chance to cross-examination a key prosecution witness today as the trial nears an end. attorneys for the danvers teen say he murdered his high school math teacher colleen ritzer but claimed he was insane at the time of the crime. yesterday prosecutors brought in psychologists trying to poke holes in that argument. >> they suggested he was attempting to fake bad and to demonstrate that he was severely mentally ill. >> he was attempting to demonstrate that he was severely
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>> correct. >> sarah: because some of the testimony could be sensitive today, the judge is trying to decide whether to close the court to the public. closing arguments are expected by the end of the week. >> christa: breaking overnight, a french official says they have now identified the third shooter at the bataclan concert hall during attacks. they've identified this man. his name has not been released, but he was from france and apparently went to syria in 2013. the three people who attacked the theater were killed. two detonated suicide vest. the other was shot by officers. in total 130 people died in those attacks overseas. following last week's terror attack in california, the house passed a bill to override the federal visa waiver program. people who has visited iraq, syria or sudan in the last five years would not be allowed to
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countries in the program would also be required to share information on extreme itselfs with u.s. officials. meantime, cnn reports shooter syed farook flotted an earlier attack in 2012 and had a target in mind but they wouldn't give more details than that. they're also trying to figure out why $28,000 was recently deboston it ised in farook's bank account. >> sarah: republicans and democrats are leveling their most forceful criticism yet on donald trump after his plan the ban muslims. several presidential candidates denounceing trump. >> reporter: donald trump's critics are piling on in the united states as well as overseas. a congressman in florida is calling for him to drop out of the race. donald trump doesn't seem fazed and neither do his supporters. >> what somebody like a trump is trying to do is to divide us up. >> reporter: bernie sanders appearing on "the tonight show" is the latest presidential
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trump's controversial plan to ban muslims from entering the united states. >> a few months ago we were supposed to hate mexicans and he thinks they're all criminals and rapists. now we're supposed to hate muslims. that kind of crap is not going to work in the united states of america. >> reporter: trump's plan is having the rare effect of uniting democrats and republicans on the campaign trail. >> this is both a shameless and a dangerous idea. >> i don't think donald trump is serious, and what he's saying isn't a serious plan. >> he's a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. >> reporter: but trump isn't backing down, defending himself to abc's barbara walters? >> are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you ever met. i'm not. i'm a person that has common sense. i'm a smart person. i know how to run things. i know how to make america great again. >> reporter: one notable exception, ted cruz, the texas senator says he comedz donald
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focusing america's attention on the need to secure our borders. trump is expected to speak at an event in portsmouth, new hampshire, tomorrow night. that's the latest live in the control room. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: republican candidates jeb bush and carly fiorina will campaign in new hampshire today. bush will speak with a panel in manchester fiorina will attend two town halls in lebanon, one this afternoon and another tonight. >> christa: we have much more news ahead at 5:10. pledge now reporting 80 students have become ill after eating at a local chipotle. what health officials say is making them all sick. >> sarah: plus a weymouth woman hits a roadblock after filing a claim following a accident with state-owned vehicle. how solve it 7 was able to get her the money she was owed. >> christa: and an annual holiday tradition returning to foxborough as the pats get all wrapped up for a great cause. >> jeremy: and for the day a lot of clouds but much less wind out there, manageable. cool this morning, middle and
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as we work into the afternoon, seasonal. temps this afternoon upper 40s. >> danielle: good morning. happy wednesday, everyone. leverett connector, zakim bridge looking good. that work crew in canton, they're gone now. 95 northbound to 128, traffic is flowing nicely from the braintree split into boston on the expressway, a ten-minute drive. the "t" is looking good.
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>> christa: we are so happy to have sarah french back with us this morning. it's been so nice watching blair grow up. >> sarah: all the pictures i posted and texted you guys. >> christa: yes, some of them, it was like, welcome to the club, sarah. it's diaper duty today. you didn't leave anything out. thank you for keeping it real. >> sarah: i've got a lot of good advice from j.r. and crystal. we had our first blowout at home - depot, which is really fun and embarrassing.
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but we bought some nice pictures to share with you guys. this is our christmas card picture. we got her awake looking at the camera, so that was fun. then we went to see santa at the mall yesterday, which we had no tear, so that was good. she's a little confused. >> christa: she wasn't scared yet. i love how he's just got her with the one hand, like i got this. >> sarah: he propped her up so you could see her face. it was fun, and i saw some of our viewers out there and another mom that was pregnant the same time i was, her little boy was the same age as blair. >> christa: so you guys have been exchanging notes. >> sarah: it was fun to meet another mom with a baby the same age. >> christa: it's a life changing experience. you look amazing. >> sarah: thanks. >> christa: i hope it's all transitioning well. >> sarah: i will be seeking you guys out for a lot of advice, j.r., in the future. baby sitting. you daughter could baby-sit. >> jeremy: from the guy's perspective. emma was asking about blair.
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think i could baby-sit?" >> sarah: she would be a great babysitter. >> jeremy: we're still getting a babysitter for her. so clouds out there today. it's a decent day, much less wind out there. temps are seasonal. and we have even warmer weather heading this way for the end of the week and this weekend. boston at 38. worcester 34. jaffrey at 33. again, this is not a bad morning. and if you can take wind out of the equation, you're doing all right. we have taken wind out of the equation. the only problem with no longer having wind is that the clouds that we had yesterday, well, there's nothing to move them along. there's no wind out there, so those clouds aren't going anywhere. high pressure ironically enough working against us because it's so close to us that it's not allowing for wind to develop. so that might be the only thing that, you know, i would say negative about the day is that fair amount of clouds. but no rain out of those clouds. definitely no snowflakes. temps throughout the afternoon hours heading for the middle and upper 40s. then overnight tonight, a lot of clouds. here comes a cool front into new
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clouds and occasionally a sprinkle or two up until about 8 clor or 9:00 a.m. then we'll start to see some sun develop in the afternoon. the thing about this cool front is it has not come from the arctic circle. it's actually come from seattle, the pacific ocean, and there's no arctic air there. it's relatively mild. in fact, numbers tomorrow will be milder than today. a little kooky wacky to show you a cold front and say temps tomorrow will be warmer than today, but sometimes that's how it is in the world of meteorology. 43 to 48 today. our normal high is about 44. a smidge above normal. the city this afternoon 47. merrimack valley, numbers in the middle 40s. worcester hills, low 40s. fitchburg at 4 3. and on to the cape and the islands and nantucket, 49. provincetown at 47. tonight mostly cloudy skies. a few sprinkles after midnight, but no threat of ice with lows in the upper 30s to the low 40s. and tomorrow clouds in the morning with a few sprinkles and sun developing in the afternoon. and look at those temps tomorrow afternoon, heading for the upper
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upper 40s today. with some sun around tomorrow afternoon, numbers way above normal. boston tomorrow afternoon 58. worcester 55, and fitchburg at 55, as well. month of december, all those orange squares indicating warm days. the temps are averaging about six degrees above normal. on 7 forecast, friday and saturday, low 60s, sunday a mix of clouds and sunshine, middle and upper 50s. although at the coastline, it will be cooler, low 50s metro boston sunday afternoon. >> christa: a weymouth woman who got into an accident with a state-owned vehicle hitting a dead end after filing an insurance plame. she reached out to solve it 7. here's kris anderson. >> kris: heavy traffic, road construction and foul weather are all things that amanda freehoff is used to dealing with. >> i drive constantly, every single day, all day long.
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spends a lot of time behind the wheel, both for her job and for trips to visit her family. >> on may 10th, on mother's day of this year. i was driving to go sew my mom. >> kris: after leaving her house, the vehicle next to her started coming over into her lane. >> i was screaming out the win we and she just kept coming, tore my mirror off. >> kris: amanda and the other driver pulled over. the police arrived and filled out a report. because it was a state-owned vehicle that hit amanda's car, she and her insurance company had to both file claims with the commonwealth, which they did. about a month later, amanda receive an e-mail. >> they received my claim, and they would hand it off, and i would get a courtesy letter that was sent to the agency involved. >> kris: amanda says that letter never came. so she called the attorney general's office but didn't hear back, and neither did her insurance company. >> having someone get hit and have their mirror taken off doesn't seem like a big deal to
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life and what i do for a living. >> kris: amanda's claim was stuck in a virtual traffic jam. unsure of where to turn next, she decided to reach out to solve it 7. we looked into amanda's problem, e-mailed the attorney general's office, and explained the situation. a week later amanda received the letter she had been waiting for. >> i was finally connected with that agency. it wouldn't have happened without you guys. eventually a check for more than $1,4400 to get her car fixed. >> definitely really happy and have been telling everyone, if you have an issue, call 7. >> kris: are you dealing with a roadblock of your own? maybe we can help you switch gears and find a solution. give us a call at 617-367-7777 solveit7@whdh.com. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news. >> christa: i love kris's puns. >> sarah: always so witty,
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>> christa: up next, the pats getting wrapped up for an annual tradition. >> sarah: and wild weather out west. roads turned into river as heavy rain falls. if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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>> jeremy: good morning. welcome back. temperatures across america, there's no arctic air. chicago today 50 degrees. st. louis at 60. florida upper 70s to around 80. west coast, seattle 50. los angeles at 2. -- 72, we are in an el nio pattern. usually we have a lot of warm air. look at the numbers. upper 40s in new england today. low 60s. do i hear 61 on friday? yeah, i'll take that. back to you. >> sarah: thanks, j.r. some patriots players getting all wrapped up in foxborough. >> christa: literally. the team hosting its 22nd annual children's christmas party
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event, unofficially known as wrap-a-pat. kids had a chance to decorate the players with bows and garland and ornaments. look at that. safety devin mccourty says he loved taking part. still as a tree there. look at him. >> who wouldn't want to have a holiday party with a bunch of their friends, some nfl players, mr. kraft? i didn't get to have that much fun as a kid, but i'm happy to be part of it now. >> christa: the event benefits the salvation army and charitable organizations throughout america. they need lots of garland. >> sarah: i bet system of them are taller than your actual christmas tree. >> christa: the charlie brown one i usually end up with, you're probably right. >> sarah: up next at 5:30, a generous gesture, what someone left in a salvation army red kettle. >> reporter: and we now know what got some college students sick after eating at a popular restaurant, and it's not e. coli.
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northeastern university community holding out hope for a student who has been missing since last month. we'll be right back. >> so you heard about foods you should pair together. well, some combinations that may surprise you can leave you feeling bloated and lazy. tonight we'll tell you abouting the food pairings to avoid at
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>> sarah: more students getting sick after eating at a local chipotle. what city health inspectors say is to blame. >> christa: the prosecution resting in the trial of a baltimore police officer accused in the death of freddie gray. we'll let you know who is expected to now take the stand for the defense. >> sarah: and what's the rush? with just a couple weeks to go until christmas, a study looks at how long people will wait shopping. england." >> christa: i remember one rite aid.
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>> christa: i was really young and people were not happy because i waited so long. >> sarah: have you finished this year? >> christa: i haven't started. are you kidding? you got your christmas cards out already, i saw. >> sarah: i've addressed them. i need to send them out. >> christa: you're so good. >> sarah: yeah, but gifts, not so much, j.r. >> jeremy: what about regifting? what's that's policy. >> christa: if you regift, you have to give another gift with it so it won't stand on its own. that's a policy. >> jeremy: for real? >> christa: i've heard this. >> jeremy: i'll keep that in mind when i get your gift. right now boston at 38. beverly at 35. the good news for us is rite aid is literally across the street, christa, is we are set up. a lot of clouds right now, but much less wind compared to yesterday. school bell forecast, i think the kids will have outdoor recess with temperatures at lunchtime in the lower 40s and when school lets out. yeah, get outside and play, everybody. upper 40s this afternoon. >> christa: it has been beautiful, j.r. thank you.
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this morning. >> danielle: hi, christa, not too bad out there yet. volume building over the zakim bridge. leverett connector looking good. let's go to the map north of town. 93 southbound, as you passover 495 through andover, a little bit slow. but for the rest of your ride on 93 southbound, looking good. route 1 through saugus and somerville into boston looking good, as well almost et cetera go to the pike. all the way back out to 495. all green. so no issues to tell you about there. that work crew on 24 northbound, it's gone. so no delays there. the braintree split slowing down a little bit from the split into boston, a nine-minute drive. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. again the expressway, no delays there. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> sarah: our top story begins with breaking news overnight. boston police investigating an early morning shooting in the south end. one person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. so far police haven't said if
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for a second suspect in a home invasion. investigators say two men broke into the house and tied up a pregnant woman. the woman's 16 year old stayed upstairs and called 911. neither of them were hurt. police were able to arrest one of the suspects who tried to run away. the principal at swampott high school has been placed on administrative leave. parents received a letter yesterday informing them of the school's decision. it didn't explain why, but it further notice. the school will now be run by the assistant principal. >> christa: we also have new details on what is making students at boston college sick. state health leaders confirming now, 80 students contracted norovirus after eating at the cleveland circle chipotle. let's go out live to 7's victoria warren. she's outside the restaurant. vicki, we understand the health department sent out inspectors, and they found some things amiss here, right? >> victoria: they did. they found some violations at the chipotle restaurant, the
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worker was working while that worker was sick. so we've got 80 students who were sick. some of them had eaten at this chipotle. they came down with the norovirus and came back to campus, an now they're spreading it to roommates and classmates. scrubbing down the chipotle restaurant in cleveland circle after dozens of people got sick after eating here. >> horrible stomach pain, can't leave bed, some went to the hospital, i.v.s, stuff like that. >> victoria: now we know the cause. the health department says it's the highly contagious norovirus, not e. coli as once feared. chipotle has been at the center of national e. coli outbreak, but this is different. the health department says someone who was sick came to work. >> i am upset that any establishment would allow somebody to be in the facility who was sick and did not follow protocol. >> victoria: the health department cited the restaurant for that and also for serving food that wasn't hot enough. norovirus is spread from person to person and from contaminated surfaces.
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half dozen filled garbage cans containing everything there from mops to shelves. most of the people who got sick are boston college students. >> i think everyone knows at sick. >> victoria: b.c. is advising healthy students to wash their hands more often and avoid the kids who got sick to prevent this virus from spreading even further around campus. >> yesterday was 30, today it's 80, who knows what tomorrow will bring, right? still closed. they are cooperating with the health department. the health department issued three separate citations. live this morning in brighton, new england." >> sarah: happening now, family, friends and police are still searching for a northeastern university student who has been missing for more than a week. dennis njoroge. this was last night. he hasn't been seen or heard from since november 29th when he spoke with his parents.
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danny, if you're out there, we miss you and we love you so much. >> i miss dennis. i miss him so much. i want him home. wherever you are, dennis, just come home. >> sarah: police ask anyone with information about the case to give them a call. >> christa: red line service is now back to normal this morning after a man was hit by a train last night. it caused major delays for the rush hour commute. police haven't said exactly why this man was on the tracks, but we do know he was taken to the hospital. he had serious injuries and shuttle buses ran between j.f.k. and park street for a few hours because of that. also happening later today, the department of transportation and the mbta control board will both be meeting to talk about the proposed green line extension project. right now the cost overrun on the project is estimated at $1 billion. leaders are set to look at estimates. they're going to talk about their options an today's meeting
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>> sarah: still ahead on 7news, in her honor, robert kraft gives an emotional tribute to his late wife at the dedication of the bridge named after her. how he's helping the students who built it. >> christa: this is such a heartwarming gesture, you'll love this story. someone is hanging hats and scarves on trees in the boston common. we'll have more on that. >> sarah: and "time" magazine will name their person of the year this morning. there are some controversial names on the short list. cloudy skies. a little bit on the cool side 30s. for the afternoon hours, seasonal. temps this afternoon upper 40s. >> danielle: good morning. no major delays on the roads yet. leverett connector, zakim bridge, volume is building, but you're not stop and go, at least not yet. on the expressway, you're slow through braintree. braintree to boston still about a ten-minute drive and the "t" looks good.
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those clouds. seasonal temps. temps this afternoon reaching the middle and upper 40s. 7:00 p.m., the numbers not crashing back down into the 30s. relatively mild this evening if you're heading out for holiday shopping or a christmas party. temps this morning warmer for tomorrow or the weekend. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. >> christa: nice. j.r., thank you. this is a wonderful story about a good samaritan helping people who may be stuck out in the cold in boston. >> sarah: someone left clothes hanging from trees on boston common for those in need. mitten, scarves and hats are tied to the tree with strings. a large sign explains they're not lost but take them if you're in need. >> it made me teary eyes. i stopped and read the sign. i saw people take a few scarves
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it was awesome. city officials say as long as the clothes aren't damaging trees or park property, they will not be taken down. >> christa: someone else is getting into the holiday spirit with a very generous donation in billerica. look at that ring. it's stunning. an anonymous donor put it in a salvation army kettle outside of market basket. they're saying it's worth about $3,500, and the mystery giver also dropped in a wedding band, as well. the man who found the ring said he was amazed someone gave a donation first of all so valuable, but so personal, too. >> i was straighten out the bills, and there was a ring in moment. it shocked me. i didn't know what was happening. we heard about these things happening around the nation, but not in our location. it's a first for us. so it was pretty exciting. >> christa: he's right about that. the salvation army will auction off the ring on saturday, and
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thousands of children and families in the lowell area. he's correct about that. i remember we covered a story about a woman who had lost her husband, and she had also done the same thing, made a donation of her wedding ring, her wedding band with a note saying that this meant so much to me, and now i'm hoping it will mean something to other people. >> sarah: i remember that. last year i did a story on a woman that donated a diamond cross necklace. it helps so much. it's amazing what these people do. >> christa: it's the symbol of it as well as the actual generosity. >> sarah: we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is coming up. have you finished your holiday shopping yet? a new study found out this morning it finds most people will check off everything on their gift list. we'll tell you when that usually happens. >> reporter: and we're live in quincy. a pregnant mother is tied up as men break into their home. police still searching for one of those suspects. >> christa: also a bar brawl that was caught on camera. wait until you hear exactly who
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>> christa: it's 5:45 wednesday morning. we want your day to start off in a positive way here. >> sarah: here's what you need to know and go. let's send it over the j.r. >> jeremy: welcome back, sarah. great to have you back. clouds hanging with us for the day.
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windy, and seasonal temps this afternoon. temps reaching the middle and upper 40s. another warming trend on the way weekend. bedford 35. worcester 34. heading out for your morning run, again not nearly as windy, so no wind-chill to share with temperatures running in the upper 30s. mostly cloudy skies. the reason we this not have overhead. the only problem with that is that the clouds need kind of a kick in the pants, something the wind. but we don't have any wind, so those clouds will stick with us for much of the day, but despite a lot of clouds, a few peeks of sun, and certainly no rain today. now, tomorrow morning another batch of clouds with a whole new weather system, a cool front. that may generate a couple sprinkles tomorrow morning, but the day is not lost to rain, and ironically enough, the air behind this cool front ends up being milder than what we have today. so temps tomorrow afternoon heading for the upper 50s and even into friday a mix of clouds and sunshine. the numbers will be above normal.
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43 to 48. the normal in the city is about 44. so a little bit above. norwood at 46 this afternoon, plymouth at 48. north of town, merrimack valley, new hampshire seacoast, middle 40s. into the worcester hills, barre 43. mashpee 48. chatham, brewster, truro, upper 40s. tonight mostly cloudy. a few sprinkles after midnight but no concern of ice because it will be mild overnight, 39 to 43. for tomorrow, morning clouds, isolated sprinkles, and some sun in the afternoon. upper 50s for tomorrow afternoon. s be tomorrow should be right around 57, 58. merrimack valley, middle 50s. and even out on the cape and the islands, the numbers running in the 50s. the orange square here, those are warm days. the numbers are averaging about 5 to 6 degrees above normal. and you notice even warmer weather for friday and saturday. normal high about 43 at that time. friday afternoon, 61. wow, saturday 60. >> christa: all right.
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let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: we're starting to she down at the braintree split getting on to the expressway northbound. you're crawling. let's go to the map, 128 southbound from 24 to the braintree split slow, as well. also slow on 24 northbound. the expressway, although you're slowing down, you're still not quite crawling yet. just 11 minutes from the split enters be on the expressway northbound. let's go north of town to 93 where you're slow through andover if you pass over 495. slow again when you pass over128 through woburn, but no major delays on 93 southbound. route 1 through saugus and somerville looking pretty good, too. the pike, you're all glen back out to 495678 let's look at those drive times if your getting ready to head out the door this morning. tex pray, the split to the tunnel just 11 minutes. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. and the "t" looks good so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle, thank you. happening now, a man accused in a very scary home invasion. he's behind bars, and at this
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>> sarah: this morning we're hearing the desperate call for help a quincy teenager made as her mother was being tied up. 7's nicole oliverio is live with more. nicole? >> nicole: that's right, sarah. we can tell you this teen was inside in a second-floor bedroom. she called 911 to let dispatchers know that her pregnant mother was tied up downstairs and two men had broke in the back and they believed... and she believed those men had put a gun to her mother's head demanding to know where the money was. this all happening just before 4:00 yesterday afternoon. according to police, they say the two men broke in and were looking for money. we don't know exactly what it is they got away with, but because that teen was able to call 911 so quickly, police got here within minutes and they saw one of the men taking off from the scene. police quickly were able to catch up with him after a brief chase and made an arrest. now, police arrested kevin murphy of revere, and officers say they found the gun that one of the two men dropped in the brush nearby. now, we did speak with the
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he's relieved. he tells us that his wife was taken to as be hospital. she's expected to be okay. he says while his daughter was scared, he says he's extremely proud of what she did. we're live in quincy, nicole oliverio, 7news today the new england. >> christa: franklin, new hampshire, police are now searching for the suspect who robbed a convenience store at knifepoint. surveillance video shows a hooded man jumping over the counter and then grabbing cash from the register. police released a surveillance picture just to give people a better view of thean's face. you see it there, sunglasses. the clerk says he ran away before police were able to arrive. >> sarah: new details in the aaron hernandez double-murder trial. both sides are now requesting a delay for the trial. jury selection is set to begin january 19th. prosecutors and defense lawyers are waiting for an appeal over evidence in the case. hernandez is accused of killing two men in 2012 after encountering them at a boston nightclub.
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footbridge named in honor of myra craft is open in her hometown of worcester. the myra kraft footbridge officially owned tuesday. she was the late wife of patriots' owner robert kraft. he attended the dedication ceremony and he spoke at the event. >> to have this structure here as a sense of permanency to what her life was like building bridges and bringing people together of all backgrounds, it's something i hope our family will continue to visit. >> christa: engineering students at worcester polytech designed the bridge. students from worcester technical high built it. and the kraft family has also boston colleged to donate $100,000 to both schools. happening today, the defense expected to start presenting its case in the trial of the baltimore police officer charged in connection with the death of freddie gray. >> sarah: prosecutors rested their case tuesday with testimony that william porter failed to call for medical help when gray asked for it. gray died of spinal injuries
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and just a few hours, "time" magazine will unveil this year's person of the year. republican presidential candidate donald trump, russian president vladimir putin and the leader of isis are among the finalists. black lives matter activists and the c.e.o. of uber are also in the running. the winner will be unveiled on the "today show" this morning right after 7news "today in new england." >> christa: checking news cross country, a pregnant woman getting into a brawl at a bar in pittsburgh. you can see two women here yelling at each other. that's when the soon-to-be mother punches the other woman in the face. she punched the pregnant woman back in the stomach, but luckily the baby wasn't hurt. the other woman is now facing charges. and a wild crash in ohio when a woman's car ends up in a tree, which you see right here. the driver told police she swerved to avoid hitting a deer and somehow landed in a tree five feet above the ground. the driver received a leg injury. otherwise doing okay, though. >> sarah: wild weather in
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rain caused a landslide that blocked a highway. mud and uprootedded trees spilled on to the roads stopping traffic and stranding one van. the highway was closed off for hours while crews cleared the debris. parts of washington state are underwater this morning after more heavy rain rolled through the area. the torrential rain combined with rapidly melting snow pushed rivers over their banks. some mudslides have also been reported. several roads are closed as a result. >> christa: let's go to 7 health cast, a new report finding the overall life expectancy for americans has remained stable during the past year. however, deaths from disease significantly decreased from 2013 to 2014 and the infant mortality rate dropped to an historic low. however, deaths increased from accidental injuries, stroke and suicide. also deaths from alzheimer's had the greatest rise, increasing 8% in a year. well, turns out when it comes to
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grown-ups want to do it without medication. a new survey shows most american adults will not seek medical treatment if they have the flu. they're more likely to call the doctor if they think their children might be getting sick, even though most adults are aware of flu medication, they feel they need to wait for it to pass, tough it out. there has been an increase in the amount of american kids diagnosed with adhd. more than 10%. a new study finds a large part of the increase is the diagnosis of adhd on girls and minority groups. this could be the result of better screening and monitoring methods. about 5.8 million children ages 5 to 17 are diagnosed with adhd. >> sarah: if you're putting off holiday shopping, well, you're in the alone. a new study found a growing number of shoppers will wait until christmas eve to finish their shopping. researchers say 75% of people have not finished their shopping and nearly half of them will wait until the day before christmas. that's a 12-year high. shoppers hope they'll score some last-minute deals.
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for, chances are shopkinz are on your list. someone in florida paid more than $21,000 for this inch and a half figurine of gemma stone. the toymaker created one hand-blown glass version of her to benefit a non-profit who delivers toys to underserved and at-risk children. is that on your list? >> christa: no, i do want a kitten, but that wasn't there. >> sarah: aren't they so cute? >> christa: i don't know, j.r., what do you think about that? >> jeremy: our daughter is lobbying for a dog. apparently it's cats and dogs this year. that's the trend. boston 38. bedford 359. jaffrey at 33. makes for a dinnertime discussion. interesting. tonight's case, dad, is... cloudy skies through the day, but in rain out of those clouds. even a few peeks of sunshine. much less wind. not too bad today. look at the end of the week and the weekend. 50s and 60s. >> christa: sounds like supergirl is learning some good negotiation skills here.
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>> christa: a frightening home invasion in quincy. >> please hurry. i think they're hurting her. a pregnant mother tied up by burglars while a teen hiding upstairs calls for help. >> sarah: hot wheels on the highway.
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evening rush. >> christa: and a mystery at a local high school. parents and students wondering why a principal is placed on leave. >> sarah: learning more about what sickened dozens of students at boston college and kept athletes out of the game. >> christa: and donald trump asked point blank if he's a bigot following his controversial plan the ban muslims from entering the u.s. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everyone. we're welcoming back an old friend, sarah french. three months has gone by like this. we missioned you. >> sarah: i was texting you and j.r. all the time for advice. what do i do? help! that will happen a lot in the future. >> christa: you kept it real. we won't go into detail on some of these texts to save our audience, but there were some really cute pictures of blair in there, too. we'll get to that later in the show, too. >> sarah: . >> sarah: let's send it over the j.r. with more on the forecast. >> jeremy: welcome back, frenchie.
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this, "what do i do?" "ask christa. text christa. not sure." jaffrey 33. it's a nice day in the sense that we have much less wind out there. there's no wind at all. we had the wind yesterday morning. we don't have that today. really at in i -- at any time. if there's no wind out there, there's nothing to move these clouds around. so we have a day that features a lot of clouds. there may be a little sun out there at times this afternoon. it's a decent december day. it could be a little brighter. upper 40s this afternoon. 7:00 p.m. mild, low 40s. warm weather coming back into new england tomorrow as well as the weekend. heading close to 60. few minutes. >> christa: go figure. i love it. it's december. danielle, i wish you had good news on the roads. let's see. >> danielle: getting to that time where the expressway starts to she down, but you're not crawling. you're still moving, a little stop and go. let's go to the map south of town.
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you're slowing down around harrison boulevard and you're stop and go up to 128. 128 southbound from route 24 to the braintree split, slow, as well. now the expressway from the split into boston, 16 minutes. so a little slow, but it's not totally backed up. let's move north of town to route 93. you're slow through andover and lawrence as you passes over 495. so again as you pass over 128 into woburn, you're stop and go into boston. route 1 not looking too bad. take a look at the pike. no major delays all the way out to 495. you're mosley green. so no issues there. let's look at your current drive crief -- drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. into town on the pike from 128, not bad, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> sarah: a shooting in boston sends one person to the hospital in serious injuries. it happened at tremont street at rutland square in the south end. police had the scene taped off for hours early this morning.
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under arrest. >> christa: breaking overnight, overseas another suspect at the bataclan concert hall in paris has now been identified. the man's name is not being released, but officials this say he was from france and then went to syria in 2013. the three people who were attacked, who attacked the batacan, were killed. two detonated suicide vests. the third was shot by officers. in totaling 130 people died in the attacks in paris. >> it's two people in the house. she's 16 years old. she's locked in her room. >> sarah: tied up and terrified in quincy, a pregnant mom says she was taped to a chair while robbers ransacked her home. >> christa: so frightening. her teenage daughter hid in a room and called for help, called 911. let's go out to 7's nicole oliverio. she's in quincy with more on how nicole? >> nicole: christa, you can imagine how frightening it was for this teenager.
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the dispatcher understood she really couldn't talk. the girl was whispering most of the times and pressing buttons on the key pad to respond for help. >> they're on their way. there she's hiding in her room. >> nicole: a 16 year old makes a desperate call to 911 after robbers broke into her home. >> she can hear them. she's hiding. where are you hiding? >> in my room. >> you're in your room? >> i locked the door. >> nicole: as the teen hid upstairs, she told the dispatcher the men had tied up her pregnant mother downstairs. >> please hurry. i think they're hurting her. >> nicole: alan eng said he later got a panicked call from her daughter. >> she sounded scared. she said the house got robbed and mom got tied up. i said, what the heck is going on. >> nicole: eng's daughter said the men broke in the back door, ransacked the house and put a gun to her mother's head, demanding to know where the money was. the teen remained upstairs until officers arrived. >> they were here quickly.
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within about three blocks they caught up with him. they apprehended one suspect. >> nicole: police arrested kevin murphy of revere. they found the gun one of the two dropped in the brush nearby. name anymore just relieved his wife and daughter are all right and proud of how brave she was. >> she's doing okay. she's scared. it was very, very scary. but she's doing a very good job. >> nicole: police say part of their investigation is trying to figure out why the men targeted this particular home. one of those suspects will appear in court later today. live in quincy, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: look here. a car explodes and bursts into a ball of fire on 93 south in canton. the flames here just swallowing up this car near exit 2. it happened around 4:30 late yesterday afternoon. traffic was backed up for miles because of it, but luckily
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there's no word yet on where the driver of the car was when it blew up. >> sarah: a mystery at a local high school. parents and students trying to figure out why the principal of swamp swat high has been placed on leave. parents received a letter yesterday about the principal's administrative leave. it didn't explain why but said it will be in effect until further notice. the school will be run by the assistant principal. >> christa: and new this morning, two 15-year-old girls are behind bars, accused of tying up another girl, holding a gun to her head and threatening her. and police say they recorded it on a cell phone, as well. let's head out live to 7's nick emmons in plainville. pretty disturbing story here, nick. >> nick: it certainly is. according to the police report obtained by the "sun chronicle," this teenage victim says that the two teenage girls that did all of this did so because they accused her of trying to steal one of those girls' boyfriends. this all happened at a party at an apartment.
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to the paper, the alleged victim says she was handcuffed and a gun was held to her head while the incident was recorded with a cell phone. at one point one of the girls reportedly said, eenie, meenie, miney, mo, i am going to shoot you in the head. according to the "sun chronicle," on december 1st, this is several days after the alleged incident, police found three replica handguns and a washington street apartment where the alleged assault took place. according to the paper, three 18 year olds who live in the apartment are facing charges for drugs, alcohol and for unlawful possession of ammunition, as well as a stun gun. meantime, the two 15 year old girls who were said the have didn't all this, they are being held in custody pending a dangerousness hearing that is set for tomorrow. that's the latest live in plainville, nick emmons, 7news 7news today in new england. >> christa:>> sarah: philip chism's defense will have chance to witness. attorneys for the danvers teen
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math teacher colleen ritzer but claim he was insane at the time of the crime. yesterday prosecuteddors brought in psychologists trying to poke holes in that argument. >> i suggest he was attempting to fake bad and to demonstrate that he was severely mentally ill. >> he was attempting to demonstrate he was severely mentally ill, is that correct? >> correct. >> sarah: because some of the testimony could be sensitive today, the judge is trying to decide whether to close the court to the public. closing arguments are expected by the end of the week. >> christa: following last weekend's terror attack out in california, the house passed a bill to overhaul the federal visa waiver program. people from iraq, syria, iran and the sudan or anyone who has visited those countries in the pastive years would not be allowed to travel to the u.s. without a visa. countries in the program would also be required the share information on extremists with u.s. officials. meantime cnn is reporting the shooter syed farook plotted an
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with someone else. officials say the pair made plans back in 2012, had a target in mind, but they wouldn't give any more details than that. they're also trying to figure out why $28,000 was recently deposited in farook's bank account. >> sarah: donald trump is facing a tidal wave of controversy following his proposal the ban muslims from entering the u.s. new this morning he's brushing off that criticism. 7's kris anderson joins us with his new remarks. chris? >> kris: sarah, donald trump's critics are piling on now, both in the u.s. as well as overseas. a congressman from florida calling for trump to drop out of the race altogether, but donald trump doesn't seem fazed and neither do his supporters. >> what somebody like a trump is trying to do is to divide us up.
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appearing on "the tonight show," is the latest presidential trump's controversial plan to ban muslims from entering the united states. >> a few months ago we were supposed to hate mexicans and he thinks they're all criminals and rapists. now we're supposed to hate muslims. that kind of crap is not going to work in the united states of america. >> kris: trump's plan is having the rare effect of uniting democrats and republicans on the campaign trail. >> this is both a shameless and a dangerous idea. >> i don't think donald trump is serious, and what he's saying isn't a serious plan. >> he's a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. >> kris: but trump isn't backing down, defending himself to abc's barbara walters? >> are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you ever met. i'm not. i'm a person that has common sense. i'm a smart person. i know how to run things. i know how to make america great again. >> kris: now, fellow republican ted cruz is one candidate who is commending donald trump. he says he is standing up and focusing america's attention on the need to secure our borders. trump is expected to speak at an event in portsmouth, new
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that's the latest live in the control room, kris anderson, 7news 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. it's now 6:11. still ahead, we now know what led to dozens of pledge students getting sick at a chipotle restaurant. what's being done now to stop the spread. >> sarah: a state vehicle rammed her ride. then she got the run around. now 7 helps solve her collision confusion. >> christa: and the new england patriots all wrapped up in the holiday spirit with with a tradition taking center stage down at gillette. >> jeremy: cue the music, christmas wrapping. through the day a lot of clouds, a few peeks of sunshine, but much less wind out there. makes it manageable. temps this morning upper 30s. this afternoon upper 40s. 7:00 p.m. near 40. >> danielle: and we're really slowing down through braintree at the split getting on the expressway you're crawling. from the expressway into boston,
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>> christa: 6:15. it is a special day here on "today in new england." sarah is back us with after three months. >> sarah: it's so good to be back. but i have to thank everybody. i got so many nice twitter message, e-mail, facebook messages from viewers and advice from moms out there on going back after maternity leave. so i really appreciate that from all of you guys. >> christa: and we've been loving the pictures of blair. she always has a pink bow, by the way. this is a requirement of, what, your grandmother or your great grand thats. they said you must do this. >> sarah: my grandmother is all about the bows. my mother-in-law made a bunch of bows for her. that's why i include the bows, but we got her beentized over thanksgiving, and she has three great grandmothers. so we took a picture for the
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isn't that great? >> christa: that's amazing. who has that? longevity definitely runs in you family. that's grandma addie may. >> weeny and lois, which is on chris's side. but pats' fan. had to dress her up for the patriots, of course, right? >> christa: right. she didn't cry hopefully this past weekend during the loss. ism her dad cried when i put her in this because he's from ohio. i had to do that when she was away. but she's going to be a patriots' fan. that's for sure. >> christa: she looks good in blue. >> jeremy: those are adorable pictures, sarah. thanks for sharing them with us. welcome back, buddy. clouds with us through the day. we don't have as much wind as we had yesterday. seasonal temps yet again today, 40s. we have another warming trend heading this way, near 60 on friday and again on saturday, and even into sunday. 38 in town. plymouth at 37. worcester 33. nashua 34. mostly cloudy skies.
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normally would say, okay, the blue h means sunshine. they taught me that in fourth grade. correct. the challenge, though, with this the high pressure is that we have a batch of clouds underneath that blue h, and there's no wind around these areas of the high pressure. so there's nothing to shove the clouds out of new england. so we'll have a lot of clouds through the day. a few peeks of sun here and there. but no winds. now, tomorrow morning, another batch of clouds, but a whole new weather system, and those clouds tomorrow morning may generate a couple of isolated sprinkles, nothing significant or long lasting. and ironically enough, behind this cool front, it's actually milder tomorrow with temperatures tomorrow in the upper 50s and more of the same on friday. our normal high is about 44. so today the numbers pretty close to that. a little bit above. boston 47. north of town, merrimack valley, new hampshire seacoast, cape ann, temps in the middle 40s. back into the worcester hills, fitchburg 43. and out on the cape and the islands, mashpee 48. chatham at 47. tonight mostly cloudy skies.
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39 to 43 for lows tonight. so another mild morning tomorrow. we start with clouds and a few sprinkles tomorrow morning and then some sun in the afternoon. temperatures tomorrow afternoon way above normal, upper 50s tomorrow. these are going to be more like you find in the first part november than december. boston tomorrow at 58. worcester 55. like november, december off to a warm start. temperatures about 5 to 6 degrees above normal, and there are no significant changes to our pattern. we are locked in this mild pattern. an el nio pattern where the jetstream looks like this. it's not allowing the cold, arctic way the find its way into new england. there may be something that tries to rearrange the meteorological furniture through christmas, but at this time mild and essentially dry. next chance of any significant rain next monday evening. >> christa: we'll turn it over the danielle gersh now. >> danielle: quite slow getting on to storrow drive.
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you're slow from lawrence to 495. and then 495 to 128 on route 93. now, route 1 is not looking too bad. let's go out to the pike. you're fine, all green new york major delays out to 495. where all the red is actually south of town. route 24, you're slowing down around harrison boulevard and then you're slow from the split split into boston on the expressway. that drive is up to a half hour. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. again, the expressway is a she drive into town on the pike. 128 to route 93, 12 minutes. not too bad there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, about 15 minutes. so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. a weymouth woman got into a accident with a state-owned vehicle and hit a dead end after filing an insurance claim. >> christa: the social worker said she filed it was the state and didn't receive paperwork as promised. she turned things over to solve it and kris anderson. >> kris: heavy traffic, road
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are all things that amanda freehoff is used to dealing with. >> i drive constantly, every single day, all day long. >> kris: this social worker spends a lot of time behind the wheel, both for her job and for trips to visit her family. >> on may 10th, on mother's day of this year, i was actually driving to go see my mom. >> kris: shortly after leaving her house, amanda says the vehicle next to her started coming over into her lane. >> i was screaming out the win dow and she just kept coming, tore my mirror of. >> kris: amanda and the other driver pulled over. the police arrived and filled out a report. because it was a state-owned vehicle that hit amanda's car, she and her insurance company both had to file claims with the commonwealth of massachusetts, which they did. about a month later, amanda received an e-mail. >> they received my claim, and they would hand it off, and i would get a courtesy letter that
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>> kris: amanda says that letter never came. so she called the attorney general's office but didn't hear back, and neither did her insurance company. >> having someone get hit and have their mirror taken off doesn't seem like a big deal to them, but it really affects my life and what i do for a living. >> kris: amanda's claim was stuck in a virtual traffic jam. unsure of where to turn next, she decided to reach out to solve it 7. we looked into amanda's problem, e-mailed the attorney general's office, and explained the situation. a week later amanda received the letter she had been waiting for. >> i was finally connected with that agency. it wouldn't have happened without you guys. >> kris: and even letch a check for more than $1,400 to get her car fixed. >> definitely really happy and i have been telling everyone, if you have an issue, call 7. >> kris: are you dealing with a roadblock of your own? maybe we can help you switch gears and find a solution. give us a call at 617-367-7777 or send us an e-mail to solveit7@whdh.com.
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>> jeremy: good morning, mostly cloudy skies. business travel taken up to chicago perhaps today at 50 degrees. florida more showers orlando south. dallas 72, west coast, los angeles 72. some showers san fran and seattle. happy trails. >> christa: thanks, j.r. some patriots' players getting all wrapped up in foxborough.
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annual children's christmas party featuring the build-a-tree event unofficially innocent as wrap-a-pat. kids had a chance to decorate and on. s. safety devin mccourty says he loves taking part in this event. >> sarah: who wouldn't want to have a holiday party with a bunch of their friends, some nfl players, mr. craft, the patriots. i didn't get to have that much fun as a kid, but i'm happy to be part of it now. >> christa: the event benefits the salvation army and charitable centers all throughout the new england area. bring your tape. you're going to need it, make it stick. >> sarah: those kids have blast every year. still ahead, a warm gesture on a cold day. someone is leaves scarves and hats on boston common for anyone who needs them. >> reporter: we now know what sickened college students who
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>> sarah: cleaning chipotle. we now know what sickened dozens of pledge students and kept athletes out of the game. >> christa: concern on campus. what happened to a boston student who has been missing for weeks. >> sarah: new this morning, decoration danger. a popular type of christmas light is causing trouble for pilots in the sky. >> great. really awesome. >> christa: and a simple gesture warming hearts and bodies on boston common. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morn, everybody. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. great to have you back. >> sarah: it's good to be back. >> christa: how was that 2:00 a.m. alarm clock? >> sarah: well, i've been having a baby crime at 2:00 a.m. >> christa: you're used to it. >> sarah: it wasn't too bad. >> christa: one thing i'm loving about having you back is we have joined forces with the two biggest fans of christmas on the planet. between the two of you, my goodness.
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about christmas music since october. >> jeremy: i spent you my spotify list. >> sarah: i follow it. i love it. 24/7. >> jeremy: in august, too. >> christa: you guys. >> jeremy: welcome back, buddy. s be at 38. fitchburg 37. hyannis at 38. a lot of clouds out there. this food news, no wind today. a persistent northeast wind yesterday adding that chill all day long. the only trade-off, the clouds out there won't go anywhere because there is no wind to move those clouds anywhere. upper 40s this afternoon. the normal is about 45. 7:00 p.m., mainly cloudy skies. temps this evening low 40s and even warmer weather on the way for tomorrow and the end of the week. we'll talk more about that in about 15 minutes. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> christa: thank you, sarah. looking good on the zakim bridge, leverett connector. volume building. at least you're moving. let's go to the map. 93 southbound, it's a slow drive
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and then 128 enter boston. so something to keep in mind there. route 1 not looking too bad. neither is the pike all the way out to 495. a little bit slow through framingham. but no rest. so that's good news. where we do have a lot of red, though, is south of town. the expressway half an hour from the split split into boston. so you're crawling there. route 24, you're starting to slow down around harrison boulevard. 128 southbound, route 24 to the braintree split is slow, as well. take a look at those drive times as you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's slow. into town on the pike from 128, 14 minutes. not too bad there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 15 minutes. so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> sarah: our top stories begin with breaking news from overnight. boston police investigating an early morning shooting in the sound end. one person was taken to the hospital with seriousning risk. so far police haven't said if any arrests have been made. quincy police are searching for a second suspect in a home invasion. investigators say two men broke
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the woman's 16-year-old stayed upstairs and called 911. neither of them were hurt. police were able to arrest one of the suspects who tried to run away. the principal at swampscott high school has been placed on administrative leave. parents received a letter yesterday informing them of the school's decision. and it didn't explain why, though, but it said it will be in effect until further notice. the school will now be run by the assistant principal. >> christa: new details now on that sickness spreading through boston college. after dozens of students and others had a meal at this cleveland circle chipotle, we now know at least 80 students have now been infected with norovirus. inspectors say they also found some violations at the restaurant, as well, that we're going to tell you acted. here's 7's victoria warren in brighton with the latest on what they were. vicki? >> victoria: the biggest one that seems to have perhaps started all of this is that they say that somebody was working at the restaurant while that person was sick.
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outbreak. we've got at least 80 students who are sick, many of them ate at chipotle and went back the campus and they are spreading this disease to their classmates and their roommates. scrubbing down the chipotle restaurant in cleveland circle after dozens of people got sick after eating here. >> horrible stomach pains, can't leave bed. some went to the hospital, i.v.s, stuff like that. >> victoria: now we know the cause. the health department says it's the highly contagious norovirus, not e. coli as once feared. chipotle has been at the center of a national e. coli outbreak, but this is different. the health department says someone who was sick came to work. >> i am upset that any establishment would allow somebody to be in the facility who was sick and did not follow protocol. >> victoria: the health department cited the restaurant for that and also for serving food that wasn't hot enough. norovirus is spread from person to person and from contaminated surfaces. outside the closed restaurant, a
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containing everything from mops to shelves. most of the people who got sick are boston college students. >> i think everyone knows at least a few people who have been sick. >> victoria: b.c. is advising healthy students the wash their hands more often and avoid the kids who got sick to prevent this virus from spreading even further around campus. >> yesterday was 30, today is 80. who knows what tomorrow will be, right? >> victoria: and the restaurant remains closed. they are cooperating with the health department, and so far the restaurant has been issued three citations. live this morning in brighton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: family, friends and police are still searching for a northeastern university student who has been missing for more than a week. a vigil was held for 21-year-old dennis njoroge last night. he hasn't been seen or heard from since november 29th when he spoke with his parents. >> we still have home, and dennis, if you're out there, we miss you and we love you so much.
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i miss him so much. and i want him home. wherever you russia dennis, just come home. >> sarah: police ask anyone with information about the case to give them a call. >> christa: luckily no one was hurt when this school bus and a truck collided in cohasset. it happened on 3a last night and there was only one student on board. police say the truck was towing a minivan and that's when the trailer somehow separated and hit the bus. red line service is back to normal this morning after man was hit by a train last night, causing major delays during those afternoon rush hour. police have in the said why he was on the track, but we know he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. shuttle buses ran between j.f.k. and park street for a few hours because of it. >> sarah: some holiday cheer in billerica. an an anonymous donor put this diamond ring in a salvation army kettle outside a market basket.
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the mystery giver also dropped in a wedding band. the man what found the ring says he's amazed someone gave such a personal and valuable donation. >> i was straighten out the bills and there was a ring in my hand. i paused for a moment. it really just shocked me and i didn't know what was happening. we heard about these things happening around the nation, but not in our location. it's a first for us. it was pretty exciting. >> sarah: the salvation army will auction off the ring during a radiothon this saturday. the money will help feed thousands of children and families in the lowell area. last year i did one on someone who put in a diamond cross necklace. great donation that way. >> there was another story about a woman who lost her husband and decided to donate her wedding band, as well. so generosity abounds. it is hearted warming. coming up, patriots' owner robert kraft giving a touching tribute the his late wife myra. ism also how you can be the first to learn who is "time" magazine's person of the year. it's being revealed this
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running. >> christa: and it's being called one of the most expensive toys. the whopping amount of money up. >> danielle: good morning, happy wednesday. you're stop and go on the, pray as you pass the gas tank. half an hour from the braintree split into boston northbound on the expressway. also we have a new accident in lynnfield on 128 southbound.
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>> christa: if you have a little one to buy for this holiday season, maybe shopkins are on your list. will be at this one. someone in florida paid more than $2,000 for this limited edition inch and a half figurine of gemma stone. the toymaker created one hand-blown glass version of her to benefit a non-profit that delivers toys to underserved and at-risk children. show-and-tell. >> sarah: seriously. it took only hours for the newest barbie doll to sell out. mattel created a special doll. this doll is based off of a director of the film "selma." the doll went on sale on monday. the doll is one of six that will be made based on women from
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women luncheon. >> christa: in just a few hours, "time" magazine will unveil this year's person of the year. republican presidential candidate donald trump, russian president vladimir putin among the finalists. also in the running, the leader of isis, activists of black lives matter and the c.e.o. of uber. the winner will be announced on the "today show" right after 7news "today in new england" so you can stay tuned for that. very important to note they've considered people who impact curb events or culture, whether positive or negative. sometimes their choices can be controversial. but that's the idea behind it. >> sarah: interesting to see who they choose this morning. know and go is next. a random act of kindness turning heads on boston common. a good samaritan paying it forward as the temperatures take a dive. >> reporter: coming up, two teenage girls in plainville are accused of handcuffing and holding a gun to the head of another teenage girl all in a
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>> christa: all right, nick. an how christmas decorations may won't find the brand phend most for cold and flu relief at the shelf. ld & sinus is only behind the pharmacy counter. k pharmacist for fast, powerful advil cold & sinus.
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> sarah: a young girl's call for help. she's locked in her bedroom while her pregnant mother is attacked downstairs. >> reporter: new this morning, two teen girls accused of
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>> reporter: a mystery solved. we now know what got people sick after eating at a chipotle. >> reporter: opponents uniting against donald trump as the presidential candidates defends himself and his controversial plan. >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's 6:45. time for know and go to get your kay started with your top stories. >> sarah: we have traffic and weather. let's send it over to jeremy reiner with a look at your forecast. >> jeremy: welcome back. boston 38, beverly 36, plymouth at 37. relatively mild considering this time of year, this time of day. not nearly as breezy as yesterday. so i think that's a world of difference. the only issue without a lack of wind, the clouds we had there, as well. there's nothing to move them along without winds. so a lot of clouds today, but a few peeks of sun, upper 40s. more clouds tomorrow morning and a couple isolated rain showers and sprinkle early tomorrow morning. nothing significant. and it's because of a cool front moves through tomorrow afternoon with some sun, oddly enough it's actually warmer behind the cool front.
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and much the same on friday. making a run at 60 degrees. today 43 to 48. seasonable temps. for tonight, a lot of clouds, a few sprinkles after midnight. 49 to 43 for overnight lows. that would be a normal day you'd find for high temps this time of year. tomorrow morning clouds, a random sprinkle and sun in the afternoon. upper 50s tomorrow afternoon. so we're in the 40s today. plymouth at 47. then tomorrow developing sunshine. i think plymouth at 57. boston at 58. jetstream way up across northern canada, and that's where the cold air is, as well. temperatures friday and saturday, low 60s. have you made your tee times yet? get going. make those tee times. you have a jingle bell run this weekend? looks good. no arctic air. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: thank you, sarah. let's go to the map. you're slowing down and i mean crawling starting in wilmington. you're crawling over 128, too,
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on hit-and-runfield, we have a new accident, this is 128 southbound. route 1 not looking too bad. starting to slow down through somerville. 89 is a slow ride. the pike, you're stop and go back out to 495, especially slow through framingham and then the expressway, you're rally crawling, half an hour from the braintree split into boston. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's get to breaking news from overnight about a shooting in boston that sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries. this all happened on tremont street at rutland square in the south end. right now police are not saying if they've made any arrests. >> sarah: breaking overnight, officials in france have identified a third shooter who opened fire in a concert hall last month during the paris terrorist attacks. they say the man was from france and went to syria back in 2013. more than 80 people were killed in the hall. two of the shooters detonated suicide vests and a third was killed by police. >> christa: now to a
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where a pregnant mother says she was tied up by intruders as they ransacked her home. >> sarah: her frightened teenage daughter hid in a room and called for help. 7's nicole oliverio is in quincy where police are still searching for one of those robbers. nicole? >> nicole: that's right. one man is arrested. the other man police are still looking for. now, we spoke with the father, and he tells us he talked to his daughter at 3:30 yesterday afternoon when she got home from school to hear everything was fine. 20 minutes later he finds out she had to make a desperate call to 911. >> she can hear me. she's hiding. where are you hiding? >> in my room. >> you're in your room? >> i locked the door. >> nicole: that 16-year-old calling 911 after robbers reportedly break into her quincy home. as the teen hid upstairs, she told the dispatcher the men tied up her pregnant mother downstairs. the father then tells us he got a panicked call from his daughter saying the men broke in the back door, ransacked the house and put a gun to her
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>> she said the house got robbed and mom got tied up and i said, what the heck is going on. >> nicole: police managed to respond quickly. they saw one of the men running away. there was a quick chase. about three blocks later, police arrested kevin murphy of revere. officers say they found one of the guns the two men dropped nearby. again, murphy is expected to be in court later this morning. police are still searching for that second suspect. we're live in quincy, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a car explodes and bursts into a ball of fire on 93 south in canton. flames engulfed the car near exit 2 around 4:30 last night, backing up traffic for miles. police say no one was hurt. >> christa: and new this morn, two 15 year old girls are now behind bars accused of tying up another girl, holding a gun to her head and threatening her, and police say they recorded
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let's go to 7's nick emmons in plainville where this all happened. nick? >> nick: yeah, christa, according to the police report obtained by the "sun chronicle," the alleged victim in this case believes she was assaulted because two 15 year old girls said that she was trying to steal one of their boyfriends while at a party. so this is what the police report says. the alleged victim says she was handcuffed and a gun was held to her head while the incident was recordd with a cell phone. at one point one of the girls reportedly said, and i'm quote, "eenie, meenie, miney, mo, i am going to shoot you in the head." according to the "sun chronicle," on december 1st, several days after the alleged incident, police found three replica handgun, a stun gun and handcuffs during a search warrant at the washington street apartment where the alleged assault took place. according to the papers, three 18 year olds who live in that apartment are now facing charges for drugs, alcohol and for unlawful possession of ammunition as well as a stun
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meantime, the two 15 year old girls accused in this case are in custody pending the results of a dangerousness hearing, which is scheduled for tomorrow. that's the latest live in plainville, nick emmons, 7news today 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: philip chism's defense will have a chance to cross-examine a key prosecution witness today as the trial nears an end. prosecutors called a psychologist to the stand yesterday who claimed it was very likely the teen is faking his mental illness. attorneys for chism say he was insane when he killed colleen ritzer back in 2013. closing arguments are expected by the end of the week. state health officials confirm 80 boston college students have contracted norovirus from eating at the chipotle at cleveland circle. the health department says it happened after an employee who was sick came to work. the restaurant is closed this morning and is cooperating with health officials. >> christa: following last weekend's terror attack out in california, the u.s. house passing a bill to now overhaul the federal visa waiver program
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and the sudan or anyone who has visited those countries in the past five years would not be allowed to travel to the u.s. without a visa. countries in the program would also be required to share information on extremists with u.s. officials. meantime, cnn is reporting that shooter syed farook plotted an earlier attack out in california with someone else. officials say the pair made plans back in 2012 and had a target in mind, but they wouldn't give any more details. they're also trying to figure out why $28,000 was recently deposited into farook's bank account. >> sarah: donald trump is facing a tidal wave of controversy following his proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. he's brushing off this criticism new this morning. 7's kris anderson joins us with nis new remarks. kris? >> kris: he's riding that wave instead of backing down and in fact defending himself to barbara walters. >> are you a bigot? >> not at all, probably the least of anybody you've ever met.
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i'm a smart person. i know how to run things. i know how to make america great again. >> kris: donald trump's plan is having the rare effect of uniting republicans and democrats on the campaign trail. bernie sanders appearing on "the presidential candidate to blast plan. >> a few months ago we're supposed to hate mexicans, and he thinks they're all criminals and rapeists. now we're supposed to hate muslims. and that kind of crap is not going to work in the united states of america. >> this is both a shameless and a dangerous idea. >> i don't think donald trump is serious, and what he's saying isn't a serious plan. >> kris: texas senator ted cruz, the man you see there, is one of the people commending donald trump, saying that trump's focusing on the need to secure america's boarders. trump is expected to speak at an event at portsmouth, new hampshire, tomorrow night.
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the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." ism lasers causing a problem for some pilots. an american airlines pilot says a laser blindinged him while he was flying. these lighted displays project colored lights on homes and yards. they can be seen 1500 feet away if they aren't aimed directly at something. airline experts are asking if you have this type of display, direct it at a target, not toward the sky. >> christa: a new footbridge named in honor of myra kraft is open in her hometown of worcester. the myra kraft footbridge officially opening tuesday at elm park. robert kraft attended the dedication to his late wife and spoke at the event. >> to have this structure here as a sense of permanency to what her life was about, building bridges and bringing people together of all backgrounds,
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will continue to visit. >> christa: engineering students at worcester polytech designed the bridge and students from worcester tech built it. the craft family has pledged to donate $100,000 to the high school, which is really nice. this is a wonderful story about a good samaritan helping people in boston stuck out in the cold. >> sarah: someone left mittens, scarves and hats tried to trees on boston common. a large sign nearby explains they're not loves. instead it says the take them if you need something to keep warm. a kind gesture that many in the city say did not go unnoticed. so wonderful to see someone doing good around the community. >> they were interviewing one young woman who said, i think i'm going to cry because it's so touching. j.r., how about today? are we going to need the hats and gloves? it's mild. tomorrow and friday, upper 50s, low 60s. no signs of arctic air or big snowstorms or even little snowstorms for that matter. >> christa: all right. we'll have a big welcome back, sarah, party now.
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