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>> anchor: breaking news overnight. gun shots ringing out in brockton as police are now called to the scene of a shooting in that city. trouble on the tracks. safety on the red line called into question as officials continue talking about what triggered a run away train. caught on camera now, boston uber driver attacked, assaulted after dropping off some passengers. we'll hair more of that video with you. the count down to kickoff is on. tom brady and the pats preparing to battle with the texans, but will these two guys be on the field with him? good morning, it is 8:00 of thanks so much for waking up with us this saturday for 7 news today in new england.
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we'll have details of all those stories, including the patriots game and so much more state ahead on today in new england. first look outside. it's an absolutely beautiful start to your weekend. the sun is shining bright and mild temperatures, chris lambert lambert. who could ask for better temperatures in second week of december? very hard to get. the record high for the day the 68 degrees. not going to be close to the record, but near 60 this afternoon. hey, we'll take. average high is 43 degrees. 51 right now in the city of boston so shadows on the zakim bridge meaning the sun is out and shining here into the city. 43 in bedford. 34 norwood right now and fog nearly much of a problem as it was yesterday. we've had patches of it but not dense at all and not nearly as widespread. mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day. any rain and sprinkle activity staying to the west of us. tonight or brief sprinkle tomorrow but that should be about it. otherwise, mile again this afternoon with temperatures running generally in the upper 50's and lower 60's. so nice and mild today, ten
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cloudier day as well and on shore breeze kicking in. we have a could you every rain chances ahead. one is going to move in monday, especially late in the day and monday night. the second one late in the 7 day forecast. we'll talk more on that 7 day chris? overnight now. police in brockton are city. according to brockton enterprise now one person was shot at this house over on haverhill street just after midnight. witnesses say they heard four gun shots, two men were seen in handcuffs, police have not released the victim's identity or that victim's condition. now the latest on the investigation into that run away train. investigators looking inside of the train for answers now. they are trying to find the exact reason why the red line train rolled away with the passengers on board. a source is telling 7 news that error. the train's driver now the one accused of not following protocol. that source says the operate tied a chord around the throttle to that thank and then didn't
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before he climbed out of that cab. these allegations are raising new safety questions among passengers. tim caputo with the latest now from south boston. irresponsible actions of one operator are weighs being blame for thus's run away red line train. the source familiar with the investigation tells 7 news the operator had a chord tied around the throttle, then he stepped off the train to override a signal and the train left without him. i said at the time the investigation was ongoing but that i had been led to believe that the throttle had been tampered with. that's still my understanding. but again the investigation has to be completed. the red line train wouldn't start up in braintree so the lone operator is supposed to lock both brakes, step off the train and flip a switch. the transportation department is already addressing that issue . we are no longer allowing the use of that bypass procedure unless a second senior mbta official did physically present . >> anchor: this is an inside look at the operator's cab much like the one on the run away train.
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that rotates but only works if you push it down first. once you release it, the train would automatically stop. that is, until you tied a chord to keep it down . any action by an operate that restricted the movement of the of the act to get into its brakes position would be prohibited act that would subject them to termination. t officials say the operator, david vasquez of canton, broke protocol by not engaging the hand brake when he got out of the cab . we are catch dent that this was an isolated incident where a single individual appears to have made multiple errors. the run away train let left the braintree station around 6:00 thursday morning with 50 passengers on board. vase kids did one thing right. he called for help once the train left the station. the train blew through four stops before t workers cut the power to the third rail. rail..administrators don't believe vasquez's behavior is widespread among operators. friends of vasquez, a 28 year veteran of the t, believed he is being throne under the bus . i can't picture this guy
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i mean, the equipment is old, they always try to blame the operate for everything. >> reporter: tim cap out oh, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: a man from lynn has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to thursday revere. residents living on wait street describe the scene as chaotic when they heard shots ring out outside of first floor apartment there. police arrested 36-year-old michael deleon in quincy yesterday. police found 35-year-old christy johnson, a mother of three, and 6-year-old peter pitari dead at the scene. another man, 38-year-old bill qu quil was shot in the face. reme mains hospitalized in critical condition and is expressed to survive. also on 7, wild video you are about to see, a boston uber driver under attack. a camera in the car capturing this entire assault. the driver says he was simply dropping off his passengers when one person started getting physical. what he didn't know is the driver's camera was rolling. that driver now telling 7's jadiann thompson the story behind this wild ride .
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hear this attack. the uber driver able to catch this aggressive passenger on cell phone video. that driver says he was picking up six people at the w hotel in boston around 2:00 a.m. friday. he says the one man he named as andrew was yelling pro fanities, so he politely toll them he couldn't do the ride . one was being very aggressive . >> reporter: that's when the man punched him. what was going through your mind then? that time i was very scared of him. >> reporter: as he says, the passenger knocked his cell phone to the floor, luckily the other riders pulled the man away then you can see as he kicks the outside of the car too. he said he was afraid but he had to keep driving because he has a . i have two kids. you know, to survive, you know? i have to pay bills to pay you know? >> reporter: he just hopes the man is brought to justice . people can learn from me not to be, you know, very
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>> reporter: jadiann thompson, 7 news. >> anchor: a pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in lynn. police are investigating the scene. they were there last night. the accident happened right on the lynn way. police say the victim was not in the crosswalk when he was hit. he was brought to mass general hospital where he later died. police making an arrest in a deadly stabbing in worcester. they say a 33-year-old man is now in custody charged with murder in connection with the attack that happened earlier this month. this surveillance video that you see here shows the victim and two other people just moments before that stabbing took place. 31-year-old cher ease hill was rushed to the hospital where she died. witnesses say they heard fighting before this attack. police are still investigating. one person is dead following a car crash in norwood and three others were hurt in that same crash. it happened thursday night just after 8:00. police say a man was driving under the influence when his car slammed into another car at an intersection there. the accused drunk driver was taken to the hospital and that is where he was arraigned
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harley libby is facing several charges. officers still are investigating what happened in that crash. also this morning, korean war soldier who disappeared 65 years ago will finally be laid to rest rest. military recently used dna testing to identify the remains of sergeant robert dacon. dacon is from waltham and was killed in action during the war. his funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 this morning. military is investigating the death of an articly ranger from new hampshire. 21-year-old corporal andrew amesbury of strafford, new hampshire was hurt in a training session in georgia. he died after he was rushed to the hospital. amesbury was hurt during a live fire exercise. police out in california still serving for evidence in connection water or attack in san been dino. f.b.i. dive teams in fact were searching a small lake right near the site of that shooting. sources tell nbc news they are looking for digital evidence that may have been duffled there by syed farook and tashfeen malik the day they carried out those deadly attacks.
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lake and brought to shore on friday of the shooting massacre killed 14 people and injured 22 others. f.b.i. officials have not confirmed with a they are serving for. we did have a lead that indicated that the subjects came into this area. >> anchor: those sources also say investigators have evidence that shows the attackers were planning another assault. not only bigger, but also involving more people than last week's shooting. new this morning, things are heating up in paris at the global climate thank conference. leaders from around the world are close to now finalizing landmark agreements to slow down global warming. serb tear of state john kerry was among the many leaders negotiating this deal. it's a 31 page final draft of the accord that has now been presented during a meeting with international delegates after two weeks of negotiations. delegates are expected to vote on it later today. fan duel and draft kings still
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despite a judge's ruling ordering them to sees operations operations. the fact see sports web sites appealing that judge's decision yesterday and winning that appeal new york's attorney general says the on-line games are a form of illegal gambling. the two sites will now be able to do business in new york through early january. that's when the appeals court decision is expected. a lot more news to come this morning coming up on 7 news today in new england. a lot of excite seeing these two back on the practice field but will they be back in action on sunday as patriots hope to try and get back in the win column against the texans. third day in a row with temperature in the 50's to lower 60's. that streak will break by tomorrow. some cooler weather prevailing send half of the weekend. the numbers are ahead. >> anchor: monday, the force is with . 7, are you ready for the for awayens? i am. i will share "star wars" facts that george lucas might not even know. introducing local designers that create "star wars" collectibles
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>> anchor: 8:13 on this saturday morning. another mild start and with the exception of the first day of december, each and every day above the averages here and by a wide margin over the last few days. in in a, on average about 7 degrees above average for the month. the average high, 43 degrees this time of year. right now sitting at 51 in boston on our way close to
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lower to middle 50's across the cape right now. a little cooler in some of the suburbs but we'll quickly shake that chill off and watch these numbers bounce into the 50's and lower 60's this afternoon. wind at norwood dead calm but generally about six to 12 miles per hour out of the west. with that remember breeze comes in some of that milder air that's been off to the west of us in southwest of us the last couple of days. not much issue of visibility wise this morning. generally running 8 to ten miles or better so the fog not nearly as widespread nor as dense as it was yesterday. there is a front a little bit of sprinkle activity back through western pennsylvania and upstate new york. this will come in tonight so i do expect more clouds tonight, maybe a passing sprinkle after midnight and tonight that's about it. coming in here for tonight. look at this though this afternoon. mixture of sun and clouds, very quiet weather. brighter whites indicating more cloud cover late tonight and through the day tomorrow. so i do expect more clouds around on sunday. can't rule out an isolate sprinkle on sunday but the theme here for the second half of the
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thanks to the northeasterly wind setting up and when you get north of this front that's going to be sliding on through, temperatures get stuck into the upper 40's to near 50 degrees so that's where we'll reside on sunday. until then, it's mild again. 60 degrees this afternoon with a mixture of clouds and sun. clouding up tonight, upper 30's to lower to any el 40's. can't rule out a sprinkle late and maybe a stray sprinkle tomorrow should be about it. otherwise, mostly cloudy. couple of degrees either size of oftivity with that northwesterly breeze. next chance of rain comes from this storm system that will drop a lot water down into texas and even into the midwest. now the main area of low pressure goes to the northwest of us. that will keep us clearly on the warmer side of the storm system and in fact by late monday and into monday night temperatures bouncing up to near 60 on monday night and the best chance of some widespread rain getting in here late monday into monday night itself. even early in the day monday there could be patch drizzle and light showers out there. the theme on monday to hold temperatures in the 40's until we get into the evening hours.
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chris? thank so much. patriots are looking to bet back in the win column and become to business on sunday. there is a lot on the line as they get ary to take on a pretty tough texans team. the injured patriots are looking to snap that two game losing streak. the biggest question remains, will gronk be back on the field? he was on the practice field but will he play? trey daerr has the very latest. >> anchor: it's all good to be . >> reporter: julian eelman showing excitement with the uni univerial sign of happiness, the five five with his buddy gronk. edelman a surprise appearance on the practice field less than one month after foot surgery. he won't play sunday and isn't rubbing his return . i like to be back as soon as i can, but doing it safely and then smart and just trying improve each day . >> reporter: rob gronkowski on the feel for a second straight day testing his right knee. he is listed as question will and oh a quick statement on his status. frances rivera it feels good to be back just with my teammates.
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back with them. out on the practice field and any other questions you have to talk to coach belichick . as for the high fiving skills edelman admits he is a little better than his own quarterback . me and gronk got a high fiv fiving thing that grady just could never get that one time . trey daerr, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: brady does other things pretty well so we'll forgive him for that. julian edelman is ruled out for sunday. he will not play. gronk is still questionable so hopefully he will be out there on the field. patriots will likely be without both but we can hope for gronk. texans star jjwatt may be limited sunday night as well. he broke his hand in practice but is expected to play. watch the game here on 7 nbc sunday night. we get started at 6:30 with our 7 on the sidelines special. then at 7:00 it's football night in america. then the main event game kicks off at 8:30. go pats! should be a good one there. still ahead on 7 news this morning, look at this. that's a missile there.
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store in new hampshire. bomb squad had to be called in to investigate that rocket that was left there. also ahead, she had to stop playing the violin because of a brain tumor. well, now she is back at children's hospital but not as a patient. she is making sweet music. we'll share that story with you
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>> anchor: well, just in i'm for the holodays, making music in boston a little girl who had to stop playing the violins because of a brain tumor is now ale to perform again. what a sweet story here. she and her fellow musicians came from vermont to put on a holiday concert at chin's hospital. 7's adam williams has more on this touching story. it's been pretty tough . >> anchor: a remark recall performance for nine-year-old sophie fellows. her connection with music will all be special. at a holiday concert last year, she had to abruptly stop playing because of a headache. the net day, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. she didn't know if she would ever lay again . i love playing violin.
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december 11, 2014, her fellow violinists, all of them from vermont, joined together and finished their concert at boston children's hospital. exactly one year later, they came back and her brain surgeon, pediatric neurosurgeon even accompanied them on the piano. this time, sophie was playing as a guest, not as a patient . i feel great. i don't feel sick at all. >> anchor: i am adam william. 7 news today in new england. what a special story. sophie's tumor is been and it was a non-malignant tumor. her parents say she is about 90% back to normal as she continues her recovery. coming up, dramatic rescue in the pacific northwest. torrential rains there forcing evacuations but crews stayed to rescue some furry friends. first up though, we head to mal malborough for this week's class at. a sixth grader going above and
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>> anchor: question, we love highlighting local students who go above and beyond in acdell and that's what we're doing again this week with class act. whether it's athletics or academic, maybe life in their community. today we introduce you to a sixth grader from marlborough who has gone all out to raise money for kids at children's hospital.
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here is christa delcamp. hi, class. how are you guys doing? we're here today because h is a young man who we wanted to recognize who has done a lot to raise money for children's hospital in boston. i wanted to welcome tyler. tyler is only in sixth grade but he raised $8,000, an incredible amount, for children's hospital. this is how he did it of by building a lemonade stand and selling lemonade for three years in a row in marlborough . i sell it for 50 cents but most people don't buy it for 50 cents. some people give me money . >> reporter: he didn't do it alone . my whole family helps when setting up and help selling the lemonade . i kind of owe saw, made sure everything was safe, but the kids were the argue tex and the asell blowers of this .
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did this and how much money people donated . >> reporter: when tyler was in four grade, he wanted to volunteer to help children but didn't qualify . she said i was too young . >> reporter: so that lemonade stand fit the bill. his teachers at the advanced math and science academy see that helping spirit every day . he is a really great kid. other people are right on his mind. he is ready. i'm ready to be a helper. . helping . i don't know how long i want to do this for but hope hopefully i just raise more money. >> reporter: the lemonade stand is closed for the season but he said he will be back out there in july selling lemonade for kids at children's. for class at, i'm christa delcamp, 7 news . >> anchor: what an ambush young man of the great to see that. if you know a student between sixth and 12th grade doing something outstanding in school, sports or in the community, we want you to nominate them on-line. go to whdh.com. next up here on 7 news today in
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double over time as they tried to break the warriors unbeaten streak this season. could they do it? we'll have highlights from the t td garden on the game that again went into extra frames. >> reporter: another dry and mild day. how long will it last? a take a look at the forecast ahead . >> anchor: delivery drama. a postal worker carjacked in broad daylight all caught on
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an explosive discovery in familiar. this robert left at a gun shop propertying a call to the bomb squad. california driver lucky to be alive after this happened. this came crashing through his wiped shield. pretty scary there. some police officers doing out some holiday help in one area of the country, all thanks to an anonymous secret santa. good morning, it is 8:31. thanks for joining thus ate morning for today in new england england. i'm chris anner didson. we want to head right over to chris lambert with a check of the weekend forecast. we're talking 60 saturday in december? that all goes well to the . we talk about 60 degree readings yesterday and the day before and it seems like the beat goes on as we go into the saturday afternoon. 51 already in the city of boston of wind out of the west at 12 miles per hour. cooler out in the suburbs, 34 norwood. 43 bedford but low to mid 50's down to the cape and islands at this time.
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about 6 to 12 miles per hour. that breeze about 6 to 12 miles per hour throughout the day so not a strong wind out there, just a little bit of a breeze to help mix up the atmosphere so far this morning and that was good because with winds being a little turned up we didn't allow the fog to form like it did yesterday morning. so mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day. at times we had batches of mid to high level clouds work on through so at times it looks like the sunshine dim on out then strengthens up a little bit but bottom line another nice mild day ahead. christmas tree, hang lights around the house or get out the degree operations the weather working out just fine and some people saying how about mow the lawn? december for one last time or perhaps hit the golf course, all is quiet for that this afternoon afternoon. cooler day tomorrow, cloudier day as well, winds turning on shore but the average high this time of year is 43 degrees and we won't see that on the 7 day forecast in fact we won't see that until next weekend. we'll talk more about the long range coming up. breaking story from overnight. police in brockton are vetting a shooting in the city.
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now, one person was shot at this hour on street just after midnight. witnesses say they heard four gun shots, two men were seen in handcuffs. list have not released the victim's identity or that victim victim's condition this morning. night of violence in revere. a shootout leaving two people dead, one person seriously injured on thursday. deteives tracking down that suspect and make a big arrest. susan tran reports now from revere with the latest details. kristi johnson was a mother of three, friends say while she was trying to get her life back on track she was always ready to help her friend and old neighbor peter pitari who lived here in a . she cooks for him and takes care of him because all he was getting was meals on wheel . >> reporter: but thursday . all of a sudden i heard . killing 35-year-old kristi, 66-year-old peter who friends called pops around leaving billy quill, christie's former boyfriend, fighting for his life.
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it's just terrible. it's violent . >> reporter: police spent hours investigating the scene in revere then arrested a 36 36-year-old lynn man friday afternoon charging him with the two murders. i'm terrible. i haven't slept because, you know, i know these people it's very hard . >> reporter: friends say kristi was a great mom and caring friend and pops was a kind father of five who loved patriots football and once drove a cab. they are devastated and scared over this violent crime . you think you are okay in your own home and some khazei lunatic shoots people in the face. susan tran, 7 news today in new england. >> reporter: also this morning an explosive discovery in pelham new hampshire. that is a robert you are looking at. it was left at a local gun shop in pelham. surprising and scary indeed the bomb squad had to be called in to make sure that it wasn't going to just go off. 7's kimberly bookman reports from pelham with more on this wild story.
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launched a major police response response. it all began after a contract found what looked like a small missile lodged between two basement walls in a home he was renovating. then decided to drop it off at this pelham, new hampshire gun store. they called us and said that someone just dropped off an item that they would like our officers to look at. the officers did not know what they were going down to look at . when police arrived to hammer firearms and saw the four foot long, four inches wide object they snapped some pictures and sent them to the nashua bomb squad of . at first they thought it resembled just a hobby piece. and then we sent them some more pictures up close and they said, no, don't touch it, we'll be down . it was this wic that made authorities wonder if the device was live. the bomb squad suited up and in the back room at this local store x-rayed the gadget. it wasn't active but it was a real rocket. they were able to trace back and we believe it was u.s. military from years ago from a war .
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enforcement now, police warn anyone else who comes across such an unusual find not to touch it or drop it off, just call authorities. they are taking the chance of even moving that and having something whether it explodes or takes off, whatever it happens to be, that's not worth it . kimberly bookman, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: in think morning we learned nantucket's island airlines and cape islands and air freight are closing their doors. according to the company's web site now, they are closed effect effective immediately. this after 24 years in business. no reason was given for that shut down. checking in on news across the country now, wisconsin postal worker carjacked in broad daylight. we have some surveillance video of what happened here. a man pushes the mail carrier out of her van and then just takes off with the vehicle. the mail and packages still missing, so too is that suspect in this video. the worker wasn't injured and a postal inspector says the situation is one that they actually trained for.
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possibility that things will happen, especially coming into the christmas season because we deliver a lot of packages this time of year. but we just talked to our carriers and lethem know how to protect themselves and how to be aware of their surrounding so they are less likely a target of these types of criminal action. >> anchor: that mail van was found abandoned nearby. less deb in the area were not notified about the theft. california driver lucky to be alive this morning. wait until you see this. wow. steel beam through the windshield. the in a an was driving in san jose when a long, metal tray loder flew off of a nearby truck went right through the car's windshield. the driver suffered just a few minor scratches on his right arm and was able to safely pull over and assess the damages. wow. lucky, lucky fellow. 8 drugs rescued after being stranded in a flooded home in oregon. this after heavy rainfall in the pacific northwest. emergency responders north of portland found five of the dogs standing on the top of the roof. two of them on top of a truck and the other one was in a boat.
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evacuation we had to deal with people this their houses where house and with the dogs they were just happy to see us . i bet the dogs are now society. the federal government estimates that flood damage of about $15 million has hit the oregon area. let's talk politics. race for the white house taking a big turn. donald trump and ted cruz are now squaring off against each other. trump taking aim at cruz after cruz was heard questioning donald trump's judgment. first time these two have taken shots at each other during campaign season. as aam williams explains, that's not the only fight that erupted on the campaign trail. protestors clashing with security in new york at a private trump event anger spilling into violence. what is wrong with you? dump trump! >> reporter: as he continues to take heat from muslim fans ted cruz is drawing trump critic. people are looking with
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at a commander in chief . >> reporter: "the crew" was even more pointed . i like and respect both donald and ben. who am i comfortable having their finger on the button? that's a question of strength but it's also a question of judgment and i think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them. >> reporter: in the past month cruz's poll numbers have shot up. he clearly has the ability to organize the grass roots activists. he has the ability to raise money and i think he has the ability to convey a message . now trump is itching for a fight with the texas senator tweeting ted cruz should not make statements behind closed doors to his bosses. he should bring them out into the open, more fun that way. the two have held fire since day one . i like donald trump. i am a big fan of donald trump. i think he has been very ben fill for our campaign . >> reporter: with that un unofficial alliance on the line, cruz said he won't attack back, tweeting donald trump is terrific # deal with it. other g.o.p. candidates aren't holding back.
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snap judgments, ben carson wrote in a british newspaper questioning trump with his proposed ban. i'm adam williams, 7 news today in new england . >> anchor: still ahead on 7 news, an agreement. the deal that's expect in place later this afternoon as dozens of world leaders agree on what needs to be done about climate change. also ahe, a leak tried to en their spirits but now saint francis house is getting a little help to make sure volunteers will be able to brighten the holiday season for those in need. we'll tell you what happened coming up. isaiah thomas and i are drumming up something big tore this week's who did it better . i'm going from celtics
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blue man blue. time is about quarter of 9:00 on this saturday morning and lovely shot in the city of boston there sunshine glistening off the water and almost doesn't seem like a bad day to take the boat out, right? that may be pushing it, maybe not. we're not too far off of it this afternoon of temperatures close to 60 degrees. 51 right now in boston. 30's and 40's out there on the and these 30's like 34 norwood now quickly jump up into the 50's late this morning and close to 60 this afternoon. now we've had watching of mid to
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that sunshine. that will be an ongoing team throughout the day. so we'll call it a mixture of sun and clouds through the afternoon. tonight clouds increasing, can't rule out an isolated sprinkle late overnight tonight past midnight or even on sunday but the theme here on sunday is just a cooler day, we tend to have more clouds around but still before the average for this time of year. so we're going from near 50 to near 60 this afternoon. tonight, not all that cold. we're bell above the freezing mark once again with temperatures into the 40's. low to mid 40's on average although tomorrow we don't warm up nearly quite as much as we hold in the upper 40's to lower 50's across the area with more clouds around and that wind coming in on shore. take a local what's going on across the southern rockies. some rain and snow, energy drive diving to the south and east igniting a lot of wet weather to come here by tomorrow morning from texas back into oklahoma. the stormy pattern for a lot of the country at least the eastern half of it by sunday and sunday afternoon. this will all translate in a rain storm for us, especially by
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during the day monday itself patches of drizzle, couple of scattered showers around, but the bulk of the rain will fall in here on monday evening and overnight monday. not a tremendous amount but a good soaking for a lot of us. about a half inch to 3/4 of an inch of rain look lie widespread monday night. it's quiet tuesday into wes, we're dry then thursday into early friday morning thinking more likely thursday afternoon, thursday night another round of wet weather working on in and we dry it out fairly early on friday and if you are looking for any cold weather in term of terms in the 30's for the afternoon, mid to upper 30's, i think we'll see that next weekend although it does look like a dry, cold coming in here. snow guns blasting away by next weekend across much of ski country. i think that will be the case this weekend wheel we're still warm especially today highs near 60. chris, thanks so much. presents for those in need getting wrapped up at a local
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there were some problems at the saint francis house. it's all the shelter here in boston. they wrap up more than 500 presents during the holidays for those who come to the shelter in need. but there was a water leak. it ruined the wrapping paper that they had score in the closets, so what happened? members of the community stepped up and donated brand new wrapping paper to replace all of the paper that was destroyed. really i think what happened today was the good will of people was unwrapped. we had an opportunity to really see what christmas is really all about and that's really about caring for others. the shelter tweeted out it warms our hearts to see the out outpouring of support by our community to help brighten our guest's lives. pretty neat story there. some whom day help for those living in a place that was struck by violence a year ago. this year, fatherson missouri thanks to an anonymous private donor had a lot of people smiling. some people have a very special place for the holidays now .
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in to ferguson and commit random acts of kind necessary. armed with crisp, $100 bills, santa is heading out to missouri. his elves, the f.b.i., ferguson police and missouri highway . my job is to make tough cops cry. i have never missed. >> reporter: officer pull over two young men not far from where 18-year-old michael brown was killed last year and surprised them with $100 bills. this is unexpected for real real. over a year ago we would have pulled up and those young . ferguson is still healing fall. $100. >> reporter: but small steps officers say sometimes make the biggest progress. oh my goodness. >> reporter: few need kindness . thank you. three years ago she lost
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oh my god. oh my god. >> reporter: this ferguson class needed to smile too . you get $20 and it has secret santa stamped on it . their classmate was killed by gunfire . it isn't about the money. kind necessary is the bridge between all people . . >> reporter: a priceless gift anyone can give for free. >> anchor: what a heart war story. the anonymous donor chose a city or town to hand out tens of thousands of dollars in cash to strangers and does that every year. this year again it was ferguson. ahead on 7 news this morning, quite a wild night own at the garden. it was rocking. celtics making a run at the un undefeated goler state warriors. could the c's put an end to that win streak? we have highlights from a double over time heart stopper. and a card collector's dream. rare rookie card. photographing some serious cash.
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>> anchor: good morning to you all in sports. we crave greatness. michael jordan, wait wayne
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who change their respective gape gape. the arworse right now rewriting nba record book fueled by curry off to the greatest start this team sports history. a start in some serious jeopardy last night in boston. the reigning m.v.p. playing without his flash brother clay tomson out of the game friday with a strained ankle but celtics put on the show in the fourth. isaiah thomas knocking down the three, celtics up five, the garden is alive. but curry just too good to contain. dunn ara minute left dropping the triple, gold state taking a 103-101 lead but back comes thomas getting to the rack, ty tying it at 103. this one heading oh over time. in the extra frame, kelly huge game off the bench for stevens, hing the layup in the paint we're tied at 110, actually heading for a second overtime in the extra frame jay krauter the steal up ahead to evan turner.
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within one, next time down the floor though green getting to the rim and putting the warriors up three and the malik running out from there. celtics give will warriors everything they can handle but the warriors improve to 24 and 0 with a 124-119 win. another day, another high five down in foxboro. this time it's rob grokowski and julian ed eman back a month after breaking a bone in his too edelman officially ruled out for week 14. patriots listed as questionable for the game against houston. the bruins at the garden hosting the panthers in some matinee hockey of that's it for sports. have a gray day. a college football team in iowa bringing some smiles to sick children's faces. players from the university of iowa delivering yellow roses to patients at a local children's hospital there. the roses were actually a gift from a local grocery store but the players wanted to share the flowers with the patients. iowa plays stanford in the rosebowl on new year's day.
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for quite a bit of cash. it's the 1952 mcy mantel rookie card sold for a half million dollars at a dallas auction this week. it was viewed as one of the most valuable post war baseball post war baseball cards ever produced produced. ready to go check your shoe box full of old cards now? next up on 7 knew, the force a awakens for "star wars" fans. memorabilia selling for a price that is out of this world. paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. it's the holidays.
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>> anchor: two familiar faces will ferrell and a partner taking to the streets of new york spreading christmas cheer teaming one comedian billy aikr surprising people with random questions. what's a about her christmas movie? elf or scrooge? elf! no, scrooge! >> anchor: you can see her jump there. clearly terrified by those comedians but always having a lot of fun there. lucky bidder can now claim he is the father a rare action figure that is. luke skywalker toy sold for $25 $25,000 at sotheby's auction yesterday. "star wars" themed auction sold more than a quarter million dollars would the of the memorabilia. new "star wars" movie the first awakens hits theaters next week of i used to have all of those little figures. wish i kept them. actor chris hems worth getting ready for a busy we he will host saturday night live. musical guest.
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here on 7 nbc. thor in charge tonight. still more news to come on 7 news today in new england this morning including wild video. uber attack, a driver in boston attacked by one of his passengers and the confrontation was caught on cell phone camera. breaking news overnight down in brockton where police are investigating a shooting that happened at a home there in the city. you are watching 7 news today in new england.
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>> anchor: less on scene in brockton after a shoot rocks that neighborhood there. controls in the spotlight after a run away train on the red line line. what the operator may have done that led to this scary situation situation. and another scary situation, a wild ride for an uber driver after he says a customer un unleashed an attack on him and camera. with' talking football the patriots practice before their sunday show down in texas, but will some key players be back on the field. >> anchor: 9:01 is your tile. good saturday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. we'll have details of those stories and so much more straight ahead here on the newscast. first up though, we're getting annie chris pass gift when it come to the weather. let's go to chris lambert with a check at a forecast we're going to love. that it is. it's the gift that keeps on
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i know it seems like relentless with the mild air in place, the snow lovers saying when do we get cold air in here? backyard skating rinks not doing so well. 51 degree in the city of boston. westbound out of the west at nine to 12 miles per hour out through worcester as well and that breeze coming out of the west will continue to be important that warmer air that milder air that we've had in place. now this couple of sprinkles back through pennsylvania into upstate new york. that will stay to the west of us and take a look at temperatures this afternoon. generally running into the upper ifive tease and lower 60's of the best shot of a few low 60's popping up, 62, 63 degrees, taunton and back to toward providence and even in order wood about 61 degrees this afternoon. little bit a change up tomorrow. temperatures on the cooler side upper 40's to lower 50's thanks to the on shore wind. more clouds around but that still above average for the time of year. monday featuring some rain in the forecast. we'll talk or mo about that ahead. >> anchor: breaking story overnight. police in brockton are investigating a shooting in that city. according to the brockton enterprise, one person was shot
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street just after midnight. witnesses say they heard four gun shots. two men were seen in handcuffs, police have not released the victim's identity or that victim victim's condition. the latest now on the red line run away train. investigators focusing on that train's drivers. sources tell 7 news that he tied a piece of cord around the controls while he stepped off of the train. but that cord didn't hold and the train took off without him. tim caputo with more on with a investigators have learned. irresponsible actions of one operator are what's being blamed for thursday's run away red line train. the source familiar with the investigation tells 7 news the operator had a chord tied around the throttle, then he stepped off the train to override a . i said at the time that the investigation was ongoing but that i had been led to believe that the throttle had been tampered with. that's still my understanding but again the investigation has to be completed. the red line train wouldn't start up in braintree so the
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lock both brakes, step off the train and flip a switch. the transportation department is already addressing that issue . we are no longer allowing the use of that bypass procedure unless a second senior mbta officials is physically present . this is an inside look at the operate's cab new like the one on the run away train of the throttle is a lever that rotates but only works if you push it down first. once you release it the train would stop. that is, unless have you tied a chord to keep it down . any action by an operate that restricted the movement of the siniston and its ability to get into brake position is a oh prohibited act that would subject term to termination . officials say the operator of canton broke protocol by not engaging happened plague hen he got oust cab . we are confident this was an isolated incident where a single individual appears to have made multiple errors. the run away train let the braintree station around 6:00 thursday morning with about 50 passengers on board.
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he immediately called for help once the train left the station. the train blew through four stops before t workers cut the power to the third rail. dot administrators deposit believe vasquez's behavior is widespread among operators. friends of the vasquez, a 28 rear veteran of the t, mr. evidence he is being thrown under the bus . i can't picture this guy doing something wrong. i mean, the equipment is old. they always try to blame the operate for everything. >> anchor: tim cap out oh, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: happening today shall a korean war soldier who disappeared 65 years ago will finally be laid to rest. the military recently used dna testing to identify the remains of sergeant robert dacon. dacon is from waltham and killed in action during the war. his funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 this morning. a lynn man has been arrested charged with murder in connection with a triple shooting on thursday night. residents on wait street in revere describe the scene there as chaotic when they heard gun
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apartment before the gunmen escaped. 36 yearly michael dely i don't know was picked up by homicide detectives in quincy yesterday afternoon. at the apartment police found 35 35-year-old christy johnson, a mother of three and 66-year-old peter pitari had been shot to death. another man, 38-year-old bill qu quill was shot in the face. he remains hopped in critical condition but is expected to survive. also on 7 . will you make me pop you in the face? >> anchor: tense moments there. an uber mad passenger caught on camera attacking an uber driver in boston and he didn't stop once he finally got out of the car. jadiann thompson had a chance to speak with that driver and has more on what he says happened during that wild ride. you can see and hear this attack. the uber driver able to catch this aggressive passenger on cell phone video.
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people at the w hotel in boston around 2:00 a.m. friday. he says the one man he named as andrew was yelling pro fanities. so he politely told them he couldn't do the ride . he is being very aggressive. >> anchor: that's when the man purposed him . what was going through your mind right thrown? >> anchor: very scared of him . >> anchor: he said the passenger knocked his cell phone to the floor, luckily the other riders pulled the man away. and then you can see as he kicks the outside of the car too. he said he was afraid but he had to keep driving bus he has a family at home. i have two kids. i have to survive, you know? i have to pay bills to pay . >> anchor: he says he just hopes the man is brought to justice. people can learn from me not to be very aggressive with the driver. jadiann thompson, 7 news. >> anchor: also this morning, police make an arrest in a dead deadly stabbing in worcester. they say a 33-year-old man is in
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connection with an attack that happened earlier this month. this is some surveillance video and it shows the victim and two other people just moments before that stabbing took place. cherise hill was rushed to the hospital where she later died. witnesses say they heard fighting going on of before the attack. police are still investigating this case. new this morning we have some information on clothings. nantucket's island airlines and cape islands air and freight are closing their doors now the according to the company's web site, they are closed effective immediately after 24 years in business no reason was given for the decision to shut down. let's talk politics. race for the white house taking a bit of a turn. donald trump and ted cruz are now squaring off. trump is taking aim at after he was heard questioning donald trump's judgment. now this is the first time these two have traded shots at each other and that's not the only fight that that erupted on the campaign trail. adam william has more.
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security in new york at a private trump event anger spilling into violence. as donald trump continues to take heat from his manslaughter limb band ted cruz is joining trump critic . american people are looking with greater serious and gravity at a commander in chief. >> reporter: the a private fund-raiser cruise cruz was more pointed . i like and respect both donald and bench who am i comfortable having their finger on the button? that's a question of strength but also a question of judgment and i think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them. >> anchor: in the past month 's poll numbers have shot up . he clearly has the ability to organize the grass roots activists. he has thality to raise money and i think he has the ability to convey a message . now trump isiving for a fight with the texas senator. tweeting ted cruz should not make statements behind closed doors to his bosses. she should bring them out into the open, more fun that way. the two have held fire since day one .
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i am a big fan of donald trump. i think he has been very beneficial for our campaign. >> reporter: with that un unofficial alliance on the line, cruz said he won't attack back tweeting donald trump is terrific # deal with it. other g.o.p. candidates around hoping back. the lizard brain tends to make snap judgments ben carson wrote that british newspaper questioning trump with his proposed ban of i am adam william, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: with 51 days until iowa, sources tell nbc news republican insiders are getting ready for a battle on the convention floor should there be no clear nominee. new this morning now, things are heating new paris at the global climate change conference. leaders from all around the world are close to finalizing a landmark agreement to slow down global warming. secretary john kerry was among the many world leaders negotiating with this deal. french officials say a final draft of this accord will be presented during a meeting with the immaterial national delegates later today. more updates now this morning on
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divers have been searching a lake in san bernadino looking for anything of interest. f.b.i. officials say two items yesterday. the possible evidence is now being examined. the search comes after a tip that the at the or suspects passed by the laying on the day of the attack. divers will continue working div diving in that lake this morning looking for more clues. syed farook and tashfeen malik died in a gun fight with police after shooting and killing 14 people in san bernadino. investigators are still trying to find out why the couple carried out this attack. it was the deadliest terror attack on u.s. soil since 9/11 . >> anchor: still ahead this morning on 7 news today in new england, sweet music marking a very special day. this story will make you smile. one young girl getting back to playing the instrument she loved so much after a tough battle. plus, pats nation reason to be excited with these two familiar faces back on the practice field this week.
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parts. let's go over to chris lambert with a peek of the forecast early christmas give for us . it is. you are feeling more like october 12 out there. 50 degrees in boston. that was a low temperature this morning. the average high temperature is 43 so well above that. we were close to freezing in the couple of spots across the interior part of the commonwealth. but overall the majory of us wake town mild start, 47 in bed bedford right now, 43 in norwood after being 33 this morning. new york city as 58 degrees. even northern new england in the 40's this morning of so the mild air is pretty wild spread across the area. now we've had batches of mid to high level clouds at times dimming out that sunshine. that will be the case, that sunshine fades in and out throughout the day. we'll call it intervals of clouds and sunshine but overall a quiet day, a mild day. more clouds overnight tonight, maybe an isolated sprinkle after any fight or during the day tomorrow. not much expected out of if. i do ebb pet more clouds to hold tight though on sunday. also with the wind changing
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northeast for tomorrow we are north of this front that will be sliding on through and that means temperatures in the 40's to near 50 degrees while 60's get pushed back to new york city and off to the south and west. for us though today, approaching 60 degrees. even a few temperatures close to 61, 62 south of the city of boston. mid 50's up through the per magazine valley into southern in a. clouding up tonight, can't rule out an isolated sprinkle late much of the time though dry and same case tomorrow much of the time dry. just a lot more clouds around. cooler day overall. upper 40's to lower 50's but you are still running good six to 8 degrees above the average in the city of boston. this is the next rain maker for us. there is going to be a warm front that tries to sneak become on here monday during the day itself. we have to have an on shore breeze. we'll have patchy drizzle and patchy light showers. the brunt of some of the gustier showers and some heavier rains will hold off until monday night night. as that warm front snaps on through, temperatures that are
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degree monday evening and then things out once again for tuesday and wednesday. could have another round of showers in here thursday afternoon and thursday night. overall the theme though keeps through much of next week. if you do go below average for a couple days, it would be next weekend but it looks cooler and dry though so no snow yet in the . sounds good. story this morning. going to put a smile on your face. presents for those in need, getting wrapped up at a local homeless shelter thanks to a little help from the community. saint francis house is a home homeless shelter boston that wraps up more than 500 presents during the holidays for people who come to the shelter. well, they had a water leak. there's it is in the ceiling there damaged all of the wrapping paper that as stored in the close thest so they didn't presence. not too worry, member of the community stepped up, they donated brand new wrapping paper to replace all of paper their was destroyed. what i really think happened today was the good will
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we had an opportunity to really see what christmas is really all about and that's really about caring for others. >> anchor: yesterday the shelter tweeted out "it warms our hearts to see the outpouring of support by our community to help brighten our guest's lives. coming up, two patriots stars were back at practice but will they play in sunday's show down against texas. trey daerr has the very latest on gronk and edelman and at 9:30 a crash caught on camera that you won't want to miss. did you see that? the moment the train slams right into the truck. we'll tell you what happened
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>> anchor: is this not a well dom sign to the practice field seeing julian eeman and rob gronk side by side? patriots could sure use them on the field when they take on a tough texans team but will they be ready to play? trey daerr with an update on the pats two key players. it's always good to be out there with teammates . >> reporter: julian eeman showing excitement with the universal sign of happiness, a high five with his buddy, gronk. tom brady's favorite targets are starting to get healthy. edelman a surprise appearance on practice field less than one meant after foot surgery. he won't play sunday and isn't returning his return . i like to be back as soon as i can, but doing it safely and then smart and just trying
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rob gronkowski on the field for a second straight day testing his right knee, he is listed as questionable and offered a quick statement on his status . it feels good to be back just with my teammates. just mentally feels good to be back with them. out on practice field and any other questions you have to talk to coach belichick . as for the high fiving skills, edelman admits he is a little better at it an his own quarterback . me an gronk got a high fiv fiving thing that brady just could never get that one time . trey daerr, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: td 12 doesn't want to hurt that throwing hand. julian eeman by the way is officially ruled out for sunday sunday's game. gronk still remains questionable while texans star jjwatt mare be limited sunday as well. he broke his right hand in practice. but is expected to be still play play. doesn't forget you can catch sunday night show down right here on 7 nbc. kicking it off at 6:00 with our 7 on the sidelines pregame show then it's football night in america followed by the kickoff at 8:30 then at 7 news with live
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following the ball game. go pats. still ahead, a major ruling not in favor knee sports site in new york. find out how they were able to stay open at the very last minute. plus, a brain tumor kept this young girl from playing the music she lot of. well, now she is fighting back with a tune of her own.
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>> anchor: sweet sounds there coming from a cancer survivor hitting the right note exactly a year after her battle began. she absolutely loves playing the violin but had to stop playing last year when doctors tumor. so fast forward one year later she is playing the violin once again joined by her fellow musicians for a very special show at boston children's hospital. 7's adam williams has more on her story. it's been pretty tough . >> anchor: a remarkable performance for nine-year-old sophie fellows, her connection with music will always be special. at a holiday concert last year, she had to abruptly stop playing because of a headache. the next day she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. she didn't know if she would ever play again . i love playing violin. the day before her surgery,
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violinists, all of them from investigate, join together and finished their concert at boston children's hospital. exactly one year later, they came back and a brain surgeon even accompanied them on the piano. this time, sophie was playing as a guest not as a patient. i feel great. i don't feel sick at all. >> reporter: i am adam williams, 7 news today in new england . >> anchor: look at her smile there. sophie's tumor is gone and it was non-malignantment her parents say she is about 90% back to are inal and she continues her recovery. so we win her well. next in 7 sports the warriors waking up still undefeated this morning? boy, this one went the distance. highlights from their show down at the garden and this one went into extra time. another mild day out there. temperatures close to six de
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>> anchor: cuffed and behind bars, police arrest a suspect after two people are shot and killed in revere. explosive discovery. where this military robert showed up giving some quite the scare. a big blow to fantasy sports sites in new york. the move that has them back in business for now. we've just crossed over the 9:30 hour as we continue with 7 news today in new england this morning. thanks for joining us. a chris anderson. we'll have all the stories we were just telling but and soap more this morning. first up, you are going to want to head outside today because the weather is fabulous. chris lambert has a peek at that forecast. unseasonably warm. absolutely right, chris. right where we were thursday and friday and if you were stuck at
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nice weather last into the weekend we got it outside today. 50's to near 60's degrees. cooler and cloudier on sunday. couple of rain chances ahead of us. one on monday and another one on thursday overall the weekend turning out dry and even though we're cooler tomorrow we are still above average. look at that. 51 right now in boston. 47 in bedford. 47 in worcester and 54 down in hyannis. it being a look at the satellite and radar composite we had some batches of mid to high level clouds that have worked on in to dim out the sunshine at times. but they are passing. you know, it may dim out sunshine for an hour or so then you get back into sunnier breaks so we'll call it a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day. if you are picking out the christmas tree, hang it out decorations, mowing the lawn, still have leaves to rake up, pretty much working out weather wise all weekend long. maybe hitting the golf course, anotherity time, right? no frost delays this weekend with the warmer air although it will be cooler by about ten degrees tomorrow with highs in the upper 40's. chris? >> anchor: thanks so much. it's 9:30 now and here is a look at the day's top stories.
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happened here when a red line train went through several stops without an operator. spouses tell 7 news that driver tied a chord to the holding, to hold those controls while he stepped outside of the train. that cord didn't hold and the train took off without him on board. nobody on the train was hurt. the driver is right now on paid administrative leave. police in brockton investigating a shooting in that city accord according to the brockton enterprise one person was shot at this house on haverhill street just after midnight. witnesses say they heard four gun shots, two men were seen in canned huffs. police have not released the victim's identity or condition. also on 7, the man accused in a double-murder in revere captured and cuffed. police tracking him down less than 24 hours after the deadly shootings. 7's susan tran has more on what we have learned about this man and how police were able to find him. christy johnson was a mother of three, friends say while she was trying to get her life back on track she was always ready to help her friend
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who lived here in a first floor revere apartment . she cooks for him and takes care of him because all he was getting was meals on wheels before kristi wasn't coming around . but thursday night shots rang out . all of a sudden i heard about like five loud pops . killing 35-year-old kristi, 66-year-old peter who friends called pops and leaving billy qu quill, christie's former boyfriend, fighting for his life. it's a mess. it's just terrible. it's violent . >> anchor: police spent hours verying the scene in revere then arrested a 36-year-old lynn man friday afternoon charging him with the two murders. boston i'mer it. i haven't slept. i know these people. it's very hard . >> anchor: friends say kristi was a great mom and caring friend and pops was a kind father of five who loved patriots football and once drove a cab. and their devastated and scared over this violent crime. you think you are okay in your own home and some crazy lunatic shoots people in the face. >> reporter: susan tran, 7
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>> anchor: turning to an explosive discovery in pelham, new hampshire. this story had a lot of people talking and a lot of people on edge gauss because, well, you are looking at a rocket dropped off and left at a local gun shop there. disturbing discovery was both surprising but scary at the same time. bomb squad even had to be called in to make sure it wasn't an active rocket. kimberly bookman has the details details. this is the rocket that launched a major police response response. it all began after a contractor found what looked like a small missile lodged between two basement walls in a home he was renovating. then decided to drop it off at this pelham, new hampshire gun store . they called us and said that someone just dropped off an item that they would like our officers to look at. the officers did not know what they were going down to look at . >> anchor: when police arrived to hammer firearms and saw the fur foot long, inches wide object they snapped some pictures and sent them to the nashua bomb squad .
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resembled just a hobby piece. then we sent them some more pictures up close and they said no, don't touch it. . >> reporter: it was this wic that made authorities wonder if the device was live. bomb squad sued suited up and x-rayed the gadget. real rocket. they were able to trace back and we believe it was u.s. military from years ago from a war . safe in the hands of law enforcement now police warn anyone else who comes across such an unusual find not to touch it or drop it off, just call authorities. they taricking the chance of even moving that and having something whether it explodes or takes off, whatever it happens to be, that's not worth it . kimberly bookman, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: more news today, a pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in lynn. police are investigating what happened here. authorities say the victim was brought to mass general and later died. officers also investigating a deadly crash that happened in
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into a home on route 6 2 early friday morning. police say the impact threw the driver into the passenger seat. the 39-year-old driver did not survive. three people inside of the home were were at home at the time they were not injured when the car hit the house. investigators are still working to figure out what caused that crash. fan duel and draft kings are still in service for now in new york despite yesterday's ruling ordering them to stop. the fantasy web site cites quick quickly appeal the decision and they won. new york's attorney general has opinion trying to shut them down saying that they are a form of illegal fastballing. sights are now able to do business in new york through the early january time. that's when the appeals court is expected to render its decision. military investigating the death of an articly ranger from new hampshire. 21-year-old corporal andrew amesbury of stafford, new hampshire was hurt training in georgia. he died after he was rush to the hospital. amesbury was hurt during a live
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i asked the judge to make sure that this defendant never sees the light of day and we'll ask him to run executive every count . >> anchor: emotion in the courtroom as a former oklahoma city police officer was convicted of rape. as 7's lids beth noreika explains, the 29-year-old officer faces life behind bars and ask now a case of a because of power. the defendant is of the crime . >> reporter: as the verdict was read daniel holtsclaw sobbed. punishment set at 30 years . >> reporter: the jury fining him guilty on 128 of 36 counts including rape and sexual battery. all i could think he was going to shoot me. he was going to kill me . ginny was one of the 13 women who testified against him. she said he pulled her over one night in june of 2014 and sexually assaulted her. she reported it to police triggering the investigation that led to his arrest. see just picked the wrong lady to stop that night.
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>> reporter: prosecutors say he had been using pot remember of the badge to prey on vulnerable, low-income black women. most with criminal records. sexually assaulting them during traffic stops and threatening to arrest them they didn't submit. in an area known for high crime. detectives later used the gps recorder from his patrol car to corroborate the women's stories. when he was fired, the police chief wrote it was the greatest abuse of police tort i have witnessed . he chose these victims because he knew through experience that they were less likely to report it. >> reporter: he never took to the stand. accusers range if age from 17 to 57. the defense questioned their credibility arguing he was an honest cop, trying to help drug addicts and prostitutes. as protestors were angry the case had not gotten more national attention. the prosecutor hopes the verdict now sends a message to. where do they go to church, what god they worship or how much
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people in this community . >> reporter: he could face the rest of his life in prison. elizabeth noreika, 7 news today in new england. >> anchor: stop what you are doing for a moment and take a look at this video. a close call caught on camera. the czech republic a passenger train slamming right into a tractortrailer truck. the truck driver apparently ignored the crossings red flashing lights something he should not have done. driving over the tracks just as that train was coming through there and is t swipes the trailer right off of the truck but didn't hit the cab of the truck driver suffered minor injuries. everyone on board that frank was okay. wow. still ahead this morning an anonymous donor bringing holiday cheer it a place that was struck by violence just a year ago. >> anchor: weather we had in southern new england, another mild day today.
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ahead.. >> reporter: mild weather continues, you take a look at the calendar so far this month any time you see an orange square that was a day above average temperature-wise, all of them with the exception of december 1 and we have some more orange through the month. the average. the average high temperature this time of year 53 degrees. 43 degrees i should say. we weren't even close to that this morning as temperatures held at 50 in the city of boston boston. 33 in norwood, 29 orange, those were the morning lows. right now temperatures back up into the 40's and for wood at 43 degrees, 47 bedford, 54 hyannis and mid to up i 50's already down through the islands. wind about 6 to 12 miles per hour out of the west. enough of a westerly breeze overnight to keep much the fog away from us. a little bit of patchy fog. wasn't much a concern like it was yesterday morning. although we have had some batch batches of mid to high level clouds that have worked on in and this batch sliding into the city of boston that will go
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then you get more sunshine and perhaps more waves of clouds we'll call it just intervals of clouds and sun throughout the day with temperatures reaching the upper 50's to lower 60's so quiet overall start to the weekend. tonight quiet, more clouds in increasing though and maybe some patchy fog and sprinkle. very late, expecting more clouds around on sunday and on shore glow so you will note temperatures on sunday will be quite a bit cooler by at least ten or 12 degrees from many locations. upper 50's, lower 60's this afternoon. the difference tomorrow is that back door cool front slides through overnight and we prevail with that northeasterly breeze through the day in north of that front where we'll be 40's to 50 degrees. upper 40's at that to lower 50's 50's. south of the front in new york city, points south and west still well into the 60's. but in the city of boston, 49 degrees tomorrow afternoon i think we'll hold steady close to that. the ocean temperature also 49 degrees so no coincidence that they are side by side. you get the wind off the water and usually very close to the actual air temperature or ocean temperature and air temperature
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low pressure back into the missouri valley. this will go into the salt lake city great lakes. this will be the next chance of widespread rain here in southern new england. monday during the day some patches of drizzle, maybe a shower and cool during the day. temperatures spike up at night, the best collapse are some scattered downpours moving through with a gusty wind will be at night. tremendous amount of rain not really. half an inform, maybe 3/4. we need the rain so still can use the rain here in southern new england. we're get some that on monday night. dry tuesday and wednesday, another shot of showers on thursday, next weekend looks colder but it does look dry. until then above seasonal temperatures . thanks so much. holiday help for those living in a place struck by violence a year ago. this year in ferguson missouri thanks to an anonymous private donor, some people are in for a very special holiday. our mission today is so go into ferguson and commit random acts of kind necessary. >> anchor: armed with crisp $1 $100 bills, santa is heading out to spread holiday cheer in
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his elves, the f.b.i., ferguson police and missouri highway patrol. my job is to make tough cops cry. i have never missed. the officers pull over two young men not far from where 18 18-year-old michael brown was killed last year and surprised them with $100 bills. this is unexpected for real real. over a year ago we would have pulled up and those young men would have run away . >>ferguson is still healing from riots of last fall . i will give each of us guys . >> reporter: small steps officers say sometimes make the biggest progress. oh my goodness. >> reporter: few need kindness more than deborah harris. thank you. >> reporter: three years ago she lost her house, her car and her son. oh my god. oh my god. >> reporter: this ferguson . you get $20 and it has
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their classmate was killed by gunfire. it isn't about the money. kindness truly is the bridge between all people . >> reporter: a priceless gift anyone can give for free. still ahead, a show down at the garden last night. could the c's bring down curry and company the undefeated war force in town? we'll have highlights from the hardwood coming up. plus, patriots getting ready for prime time sunday night show down in texas. which injured players could be back in time for the game? 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.
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have you started shopping? just waiting for inspiration to strike. and there it is! done! genius. give the gift of dunkin' coffee. get 3 pounds for $19.99, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin'. >> anchor: to you all in sports we crave greatness. woods, michael jordan, wayne gretzky all can't miss players games. the warriors right now rewriting the nba record book fueled by curry off to the greatest start
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start that was in some serious jeopardy last night in boston. the reigning m.v.p. playing without his brother clay some son out of the game with a sprained ankle but celtics putting on the show in the fourth. isaiah thomas knocking down the three celtics up five, the garden is alive. but curry just too good to contain. up door a minute left. drop in the triple, gold state take a 103-101 lead. but back comes thomas. get to the rack, tying it at 103 103. this one heading to over time. in the extra frame, kelly huge game off the bench for brad stevens hitting the lay up and the paint tied at 110 actually heading for a second overtime. in the extra frame, jay crowder the steal, up ahead to evan turner, getting to the bucket, celtics within one, next time down the floor though, green getting to the rim and putting the warriors up three and magic running out from there.
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everything they can handle but the warriors improve to 24 and 0 with a 124-119 win. another day, another high five down in foxboro. this time it's rob grokowski and julian el eman. julian back a month after break breaking a bone in his foot listed as limited friday. edelman finally ruled out for week 14. gronk also limited and one of 8 patriots listed as questionable for the game against houston. the bruins at the garden hosting the panthers in some matinee hockey. that's it for sports. have a great day. >> anchor: next up on 7 news today in new england former alum spreading holiday cheer. find out what former elf will ferrell was doing around the
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>> anchor: topping the buzz, will ferrell taking to the streets of new york city spreading his christmas cheer. teaming up with comedian billy a aikner surprising people with bizarre random questions. what's a better christmas movie, elf or scrooge? elf! no scrooge! >> anchor: some of the people love the impromptu game. others were clearly terrified. look at the woman jump when the comedians went running up to them around new york city. grown men in onies pajamas. why not? so nbc weather man willard scott you know who he is signing off. he is calling it quits after 65 years an a ing his retirement yesterday. scott spent more than 35 years with the "today" show which will air a tribute to the 81-year-old
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speaking of weather, chrissy know you have a chance to meet . very nice guy. ft. myers, florida. very nice guy. was able to get a 3 turn with uncle willie there and he spent florida. i was down there for three years working for the nbc station. great to meet him a number of years back, 7, 8 years back. 56 to 61 out there today. almost feels like a mild spring afternoon. mostly cloudy tomorrow. it's a cooler day. stray sprinkle out there, about ten degrees cooler to highs in the up are 40's to near 50. good chance of rain coming in . much. thank you for making us a part of your morning. i'm kris anderson, we'll who coined the term "side bread?" because there's nothing "side" about this bread.
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