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robber causing a trail of trouble. police on the cape connecting him to more than a dozen crimes in other states. >> sarah: and the reviews are in. "the force awakens" already making waves in its first night on the big screen. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. we made it to friday and it's 5:00 a.m. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. let's send it over the jeremy reiner with more on your forecast on this friday. >> sarah: good morning. >> jeremy: good morning, everyone. i don't have any popcorn this morning. i apologize. i ate it all yesterday. we have some fog out there. boston one-mile visibility. orange two-mile visibility. temperatures at this time, once again mild out there. upper 40s. the city at 47. plymouth at 49. middle and upper 40s this morning. and the numbers won't change all this much through the day. temps today 45 to 50 with cloudy skies. watching one more weather system that will graze the cape and the islands with a few showers throughout the afternoon and this evening.
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the first part of the day starts drizzle. you will need the rain gear for some scattered showers for the evening commute. temps this evening mid-40s. >> sarah: time now for fast gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy friday to you. leverett connector and zakim far. let's go to the maps. no major delays out there yet. a lot of green, route 1, 93 enter boston both looking good. we have a new accident up toward andover. that's right at 93 southbound and 495. the pike all green back out to framingham as you head into boston. the expressway from the braintree split into boston just nine minutes. and south of town looking good, as well. take a look at those drive times. the rain not coming down right now, but the roads are still slick out there. we have that fog. so maybe give yourself a little extra time. the expressway, the split to the tunnel just ten minutes. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. right now the department of
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investigating after a six year old was left home alone and her home went up in flames. this little girl was luckily able to make it out safely after these intense flames broke out last night. >> sarah: why investigators try to figure out what caused the fire, dcf is trying to figure out why the girl was home alone in the first place. we're live in milton. >> reporter: what we're learning is the mom says she had to run out to the store for a very brief amount of time. this morning the milton fire department still out here on the scene as they continue their investigation. the fire chief says the department of children and families is investigating. luckily this girl got herself out and ran to neighbor's house. a three-alarm fire rips through a milton home. inside a six-year-old girl was home by herself. >> the moran out to the store to pick up some grocery, i was told. luckily she was smart enough to get out of the house and go to the neighbor's house.
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says the fire started in that girl's apartment. there was smoke in the kitchen area. it quickly got into the walls and raced up the back deck of both the top and bottom floor. a woman living on the second smoke alarm. >> i just ran over here. she was crying. i just held her. nothing really i could do. >> pretty extensive. first and second floor totally destroyed. to the fire. walls. >> reporter: no one was hurt. the mother of the six-year-old damage. she had no comment, but the fire chief says the department of children and families will left alone. as for the couple living on the second floor, they have no clue if their belongings, including ruined. >> i hope they can salvage our stuff on the second floor. >> christa:>> reporter: no word on what caused this vex. we also don't know who was the person who called 911. live in milton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england."
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shaken up after a bullet comes crashing into their home. now they're speaking out about this close call. they say this isn't first sign their house has been hit. 7's nicole oliverio is live in stoughton with the details. nicole? >> nicole: that's right, sarah. this woman tells us that she had been exactly where that bullet went through in her home just minutes earlier. and she's frightened to think about what could have happened if she had still been there. carole stepanek startled when she heard a loud bang in her home. she looked around, but at first she didn't see any damage. >> i heard a huge noise, and i didn't look up at the window for whatever reason because i didn't think it was there. >> nicole: but the noise was the sound of a bullet fired from a rifle. the bullet apparently shattered her kitchen window, ricocheted off her cabinet, smashing a picture frame near the phone she was using just five minutes earlier. >> it's hard to explain. it was like all of a sudden i couldn't feel anything.
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and then i knew there had to be a bullet somewhere. i saw the bullet. >> nicole: there were two gun clubs, from in stoughton, the other in easton. >> both clubs are over a mile away, but these bullets travel for miles. >> nicole: the two say the before. they have a collection to prove it. now the family says they've got enough. >> the one that almost got my mother was the straw that broke the camel's back. >> christa: that was 7's nicole oliverio. now a suspect behind an armed robbery in brewster may be connected to more than a dozen robberies in other states. michael schlesinger was arrested after allegedly robbing the brewster farm's market at gunpoint on sunday. officials say he pretended to buy something and then pulled out the gun and demanded money. the f.b.i. now believes he could
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virginia. officials there say they've been looking for a serial robber matching his description. and that's only one of several robberies that schlesinger is accused of carrying out. it's believed he's behind more than a dozen, all happening in virginia, washington, d.c., and pennsylvania, as well. new this morning, a pedestrian injured in whitman after being hit by a car. officials say a 68-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. he's expected to be okay. this is the second pedestrian accident in whitman in just the last 24 hours. in fact, yesterday morning a 15-year-old girl was hit by a car. she was getting on a school bus on her way the class but is expected to be okay. >> sarah: soon teenagers will not be allowed to buy cigarettes in boston. the city's public health commission voted unanimously thursday to raise the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. the new regulation will also
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flavored tobacco. >> i think that's legitimate. i think it's in line with other policy changes. smoking is terrible for you. it's a regret in my life. i want to quit smoking, but it's really hard to do. >> it's not going to stop us from getting cigarettes, especially college kids. you have friends that are 21. >> sarah: the new regulation will go into effect on february 15th. a mother is suing chipotle because she says her son contracted norovirus after he recently ate at the restaurant in cleveland circle. the woman tells the "globe" that her 16-year-old son was so sick that he was almost cat atonic. he had to be treated at children's hospital. the health commission says 136 people who ate at the cleveland circle chipotle contacted norovirus. >> christa: this morning president obama set to visit the families of the victims of the san bernardino mass shooting. all of this as police make another arrest in the case. a friend and a former neighbor of the shooters' is being charged officially in connection to the attack.
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with more. nancy? >> nancy: christa, good morning. enrique marquez told investigators he had no prior knowledge of the terror attacks, but he bought the guns years ago that were used to murder those 14 people. just weeks after the mass shooting in san bernardino, charges have been filed against 23-year-old enrique marquez. he is a friend of syed farook. in 2001 the two plotted to attack a college where farook had been a student. the f.b.i. says they also talked about tossing pipe bombed into stopped traffic on a highway while people were stuck in their cars. marquez is also facing charges for violating gun laws when he bought the two assault rifles in 2011 and 2012 that were used in the san bernardino shooting. the charges filed say marquez and farook continued to plan terror attacks by going to firing ranges. the two reportedly stopped
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after some unrelated terror arrests in southern california. yesterday the president talked about the national threat situation at the counter-terrorism center. >> we cannot give in to fear or change how we live our lives because that's what terrorists want. that's the only leverage that they have. >> nancy: president obama and the first lady will meet privately with families of the the president does not know of any other attacks in the work. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking overnight, the democratic national committee has suspended bernie sanders' campaign from viewing voter data. a spokesperson from bernie sanders' campaign accessed hillary clinton's information.
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the employee has been fired. >> christa: in a new poll by the "boston herald," senators marco rubio and ted cruz are surging closer to trump, each jumping to second place with a tie of 12%. take a look at the democratic side now. it's a much closer race in the granite state. bernie sanders topping hillary clinton by just 2%. that poll also showing both sanders and clinton are viewed favorably by well over 80% of likely democratic primary voters. >> sarah: breaking overnight, the wife of golfer jason day recovering this morning after lebron james inadvert. ly crashed into her during last night's thunder-cavaliers' game. during the third quarter lebron jumped to get a loose ball and crashed into day. >> christa: apparently he that's out there. sitting in the front row. me? wow. more news ahead here on your friday morning. a rivalry rescue in brookline when a starbucks' barista leaps into action to save a dunkin'
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>> sarah: "star wars: the force awakens" may be opening across the country today, but jeremy, oh, and christa were able to go in last night. without spoiling anything, they're going to talk to some super fans. we'll have that coming up. >> christa: it was amazing. and it's holiday helping time from the newest member of our today "today in new england" team. danielle gersh shows us the perfect banana bread. it was amazing. >> sarah: she brought some in today. >> jeremy: where's mine? i didn't get any. through the day a lot of clouds. patchy fog this morning. an isolated shower 2:00 p.m. scattered showers this evening. temperatures in the 40s to around 50. danielle, you over there? where's my banana bread? >> danielle: j.r., i don't think it's been opened yet. there's a whole loaf waiting for you. good morning. roads looking good so far this morning. we have a minor crash in andover.
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>> christa: heading out to the movie theater to see "star wars" last night, rainy. the traffic was so intense we had to use the force in order to get there. >> sarah: but you got there in the nick of time. >> christa: i think i didn't see first four minutes, but j.r. was there to fill me in. >> sarah: it was good. did it live up to all the hype, j.r.? >> jeremy: fantastic. totally fantastic. we won't give away anything, but christa is right about that traffic. i went dark side for a few minutes on the way to the movie theater, and i said, i can't do this, buddy, i can't do this, but we got there, got through the rain. great time. you're going to love it when you see it. a few showers today and this afternoon and this evening. a colder weekend, but it's not the start of a new pattern because it will warm up again next week. visibility in some locations including downtown boston. there's a little fog out there. it's not widespread, but it's patches. nashua one-mile visibletism just
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back down to the city and south shore two-mile visibletism route 3 and 3a might be a slow go. no rain on the radar at this time. there could be a couple pockets of drizzle and mist this morning. there's a batch of steady rain to our south. i point that out because that is our next weather system. that will scoot up along this stalled-out front right here and you see where the front. is it's located east of new england. if it were on top of us, i'd say, okay, definitely going to rain all day. but it's not. it's over here. i think the closer to that you are, the higher of chance of seeing some showers, which will be the cape and the islands, the south coast, south shore. metro boston, i do think there will be a couple of on-and-off showers this afternoon and a burst of some rain shower activity this evening. northwest of town, southern new hampshire, worcester hills, you may have a couple isolated sprinkles. there's not as much rain on the way as what we saw with yesterday's weather system. about one-tenth of an inch of rain or less. yesterday most towns got a half inch of rain. and like yesterday's weather system, this is relatively mild. upper 40s right now this afternoon.
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a few showers. mainly through southeast mass and the cape and the islands. the evening shower, clearing skies. heads up on this, if you're out late tonight, after midnight with leftover rainwater on the road, there may be some areas of block ice that try to develop well after midnight tonight, so if you have a christmas party this evening or holiday shopping, i think you're fine midnight. there's the weekend forecast, clouds and sun tomorrow, whoa, cold tomorrow, upper 30s. skies. looks good for the patriots' game, near 40. >> sarah: go, pats! it's time for holiday helping here on 7news. we're whipping up our favorite recipes. >> christa: all for a good cause. it's your turn, danielle. >> danielle: i'll show you how to make the perfect addition to any breakfast. here's my holiday helping. hi, everyone. welcome to our home. this is my dog sebastian. we're so excited for our first winter here in boston, and we're going to make my mayor menino's famous ba that fa bread today.
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she always makes it during the holidays. the second it starts to get cold, she starts to bake the banana bread. we thought, why not bring the tradition to boston. let's head to the kitchen. we're going to mix our sugar, egg, banana and oil. but before we do that, we're going to mash up our banana. the riper the banana, the better it tastes. now i'm going to crack the eggs. we'll add our oil. now we'll add the sugar and whisk it all together. you can see the bananas are starting to loosen up. i prefer to do this with two separate bowl, one bowl with the wet ingredients, one bowl with the dry ingredients. we combine the flour, baking sew dark cinnamon and salt. time to add everything today, and then you get to add your chocolate chips. you can use butter scott chip, peanut butter chip, white chocolate chip, really anything you want. pour the batter into the buttered and floured loaf pan. now bake it in the oven at 350
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the bread is done. we've let it cool. one final touch, powdered sugar. here you have the final product. thank you so much for joining us at our home today, and thank you for supporting project bread. from our home to your, happy holidays. >> christa: danielle, can i just say, you're perfect. your house is perfect. it's awesome. can i live with you? >> sarah: the great is so good, too. in. i didn't bring the dog to work, but i brought some bread because i brought it in and you didn't get to have it. >> sarah: i was on maternity leave. it's good. everybody should make it. if you want any of these holiday helping recipes, just log on to whdh.com, click on the "project bread" logo. that's where you'll find more information on how to donate to this charity. >> christa: all right. next up elizabeth nor ray ca, it's her turn in the kitchen. she's making a savory sausage dip with spinach and beans. that sounds amazing. tune in tonight at 11: 00 to check that out.
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up next on 7news, a risky rescue. crews spend hours trying to save a driver after his truck goes flying off the road and into a rock length. >> christa: and the reviews are in. "star wars: the force awakens" finally in theaters. buzz among fans.
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>> jeremy: good morning. welcome back. patchy fog out there. temps mid-40s. i think you need the rain gear again with a few isolated showers this afternoon and a scattering of showers this evening. most of the raindrops happening southeast mass and the cape and the islands. there is actually colder air lurks to our north and west. minneapolis today only 21. chicago around 31. so that colder air comes into new england for the weekend. but no snowflakes with that cold air this weekend. >> sarah: all right. new england awakens to the seventh installment in the "star wars" series after months and months of anticipation. the movie is officially in theaters.
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all across the state last night. it's already breaking record sales. and the reviews are pouring in. >> christa: don't worry, no spoilers, but we got chance to see it. >> jeremy: we did. >> christa: it was awesome. >> jeremy: it was fantastic. obviously we're... mum is the word. that's all we're going to say, but we were there with a number of other folks, and they loved it as well. we were at the showcase cinema in revere. very excited. "star wars: the force awakens," tell me what you thought. >> awesome, unbelievable. >> jeremy: like a sci-fi time machine, some of the big kids felt like little kids. >> it's like 1977 again for me. it's awesome. >> jeremy: and the real kids? >> i just like all the action. >> jeremy: talking to the crowd, the lobby had the feel of an amusement park ride. many of the people we spoke with were ready to get in line again. so would you go and see it again? >> we're going to go and see it again. we have to go again, absolutely. >> yeah. i already have tickets to see it again. >> in fact, i'm coming back tomorrow, probably twice. >> jeremy: this fan spent 18 hours sitting through first six
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one, "the phantom menace" at 3:30 thursday morning, he says it was the perfect way you do it. >> the closer you get to episode vii, the more jazzed you get. you get your second wind after "return of the jedi." by the time "the force awakens" started, i was wide awake and on point. >> it's the best "star wars" i've seen so far. it was better than all original six. >> what? >> i'm a big fan of the extended universe, and there's a lot of extended universe stuff in that movie. it's really exciting, really exciting. >> jeremy: yeah, i mean, you know, amaze ball. fantastic. the film opens in more than 4,000 theaters today. it was on 16 of 20 screens in revere last night, so don't let fears of sold out seats scare you away. they're opening up left and right.
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we'll be able to share some of our reviews along with countless others. again, no spoiler alerts. >> sarah: so it lived up to your expectations. >> christa: it reminded me a lot of "return of the jedi" on some level. >> >> jeremy: the acting was great. back to the original trilogy. >> christa: definitely in that spirit. >> sarah: so two thumbs-up. >> jeremy: all ten fingers. >> christa: it was off the charts. it was great. break... >> reporter: and coming up, two rival baristas, they compete for customers every day, but when one was fighting to breathe, it was the other who
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>> sarah: a coffee competitor leaping into action when a rival worker collapses on the street in brookline. >> christa: and a risky rescue
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a driver goes crashing off the road and onto a rock ledge. >> sarah: and race fans ready to wave the checkered flag. boston indycar supporters announcement. england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's 5:30, and your official alarm clock here on a friday morning. >> sarah: i'm. >> sarah:. thanks for staying with us this morning. we've been talking all "star wars" all morning long, but don't worry, we're not giving away any spoilers. >> christa: we won't tell you about the ending, just that it's good, and j.r. will also tell you about forecast. >> jeremy: we won't tell you about the beginning. that's also good, and the middle is quite good. so there you go. right now visibility in some locations, it's reduced down under five miles. that's the issue you face this morning. there's some patchy fog. temps right now in the upper 40s. the city at 48. norwood 48 degrees. is this december or march? what is going on here lately? so we have a lot of clouds.
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there are showers south of new england. they will move up across southern new england at times this afternoon with isolated showers through the afternoon and during the evening commute if you're heading off to do some holiday shopping or a christmas party after work, scattered showers. mild this evening, upper 40s to around 50. >> christa: okay. let's switch it over the danielle gersh using the force for our traffic alert today. >> danielle: and i'm doing well so far because the roads are looking good. leverett connector, zakim bridge, no problems to tell you about. go to the maps. a lot of green out there. 93 southbound into town, route 1 no delays. a minor crash at 39 southbound and 495 up toward andover, but it's in the causing big problems. the pike is looking good all the way back out to framingham into boston. south of town, the expressway from the braintree split into boston, just ten minutes. we're starting to slow down a little bit at the braintree split, though. route 3, 24 looking good. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, well, that's 26 minutes.
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39 southbound, 128 to zakim bridge 12 minutes. >> christa: we have breaking news. pope francis has officially signed off on the miracle needed to make mother theresa a saint. this morning the pope approved that decree. so far no date has been set for canonization. italian media has speculated the ceremony will take place the first week of september. >> sarah: now to today's top stories. dcf is investigating why a six-year-old girl in milton was home alone when her house went up in flames. the fire caused serious damage, but the little girl was able to make it out safely. investigators still trying to figure out what caused the fire. family in stoughton is calling for changes after a bullet flew into their house. carole stepanek said she heard a friday. it turns out a bullet fired from a rifle at a nearby gun club shattered her kitchen window. she was not hurt. the home is located near two clubs and bullets have been
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boston is set to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes. the city's public health commission voted unanimously thursday to raise the age from 18 to 21. the new regulation will also apply to e-cigarettes and favored tobacco. it takes effect on february 15th. >> christa: now to a story you'll see only here on just one station. it was a rivalry rescue with a bit of a twist when a starbucks worker finds a dunkin' donuts worker collapsed on the ground. he called for help, staying with the man until first responders were able to get there. let's go live to brookline with the story you'll only see here. 7's nick emmons only has it for us. nick? >> nick: that's right, christa. rival baristas. as you said, one of them working right here at this starbucks. the other barista working just a few steps away at this dunkin' donuts here. they fight for customers on a daily basis, but when one was fighting to breathe, it was the other that jumped in to help.
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have a certain connection with others on that same schedule, even if they work at your main competition. >> we usually say, hi, how's it going, what's going on. >> nick: friday morning derek moore was on his way to his job at dunks. >> as i'm walking down, my breath is starting to get shorter. i'm using my inhaler. two blocks go by and i can't even breathe. >> nick: he says his lung collapsed. >> the doctors said i had pneumonia. while i was asleep, all the fluid built up in my lungs, so when i got up to go get up, it all went inside my lungs. >> nick: yaakov horwarth, who works at "star wars," saw moore on the ground and ran over the help. >> he said it was really hard to breathe and he had used up his inhaler. >> he knew something was wrong. i was waving my hands. he came over and he's like, "are you all right?" i didn't have any air left.
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he called the police. >> three cop cars showed up. one had medical training of some sort. he had a minioxygen tank. he gave derek oxygen and waited for the ambulance to arrive. >> nick: moore doesn't even want the imagine what would have happened if the rival barista didn't spot him. >> god only knows. it was 4:00 a.m. >> i know everybody is like dunkin', starbucks, we don't get along, but it's just another guy working in the morning. why wouldn't you want the help? >> nick: all right. so derek says he's feeling much better thankfully, and he even said he might consider going to starbucks every morning. that's the latest live in brookline, nick emmons, 7news today 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nick, thank you. a whitman teen is recovering after being hit by a car on the way to school. witnesses say this 15-year-old girl was crossing the street when it happened. a nearby school bus had its stop sign out, but the car that hit her apparently didn't even slow down. >> she was a mess.
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lights were on. she was just so close that she couldn't like come to a sudden stop or slam her brakes on. she says it just happened so fast. >> it hit her side mostly, but it was a really hard hit. she was going very fast. >> christa: the student was taken to the hospital with injuries to her arm and her leg. >> sarah: the driver of the runaway red line train may fight to get his job back. the operator, david vasquez, lost his job at the mbta following an investigation. the transportation secretary says the driver's entitled to an appeal in the case. >> my understanding is there is an appeal process, and i believe that the lawyer for the driver has indicated he plans to take advantage of it. >> sarah: vasquez was supposed to be driving the train when it left braintree station without him last week. "t" workers curt the power to that train, bringing it to a stop after nine minutes. >> christa: and crews making a risky rescue in maine after a
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officials say the driver veered off the road, hit a guardrail and then landed on a rock ledge 60 feet in the air. there's a picture of it right there. it took about three hours and more than two dozen firefighters in order to rescue the driver who was not seriously hurt. >> sarah: gillette is suing a rival company. gillette says they invented a specific formula to coat its razors and dollar shave violated a patent. if lawsuit calls for dollar shave to stop using the formula. >> christa: promotors have an indycar race planned for boston next september. they're confident the race will go on. they do plan to send a signed letter of intent with four state agencies in boston today. if the letter is signed today, take tickets could go on sale as early as next week. >> sarah: all right. still ahead on 7news, the happiest police on earth also
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big changes coming to security at disney world. >> christa: and tom brady taking home a new honor. the pats' q.b. proving his popularity stretches well beyond new england. >> sarah: and a classroom controversy in virginia. why an assignment forced the school to actually cancel classes for two days. >> jeremy: a lot of clouds with some patchy fog this morning. rain gear probably a good idea. it may stay on stand-by. a few isolated showers this afternoon. a few scattered showers this evening. 40s this morning, a mild day near 50 this afternoon. >> danielle: and already a half an hour drive on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. you can see cars are crawling. we also have moderate delays on the orange line on the "t." so far everything else looking good.
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>> christa: we're back with a look at what's trending today. mark zuckerberg showing off his little jedi. this is max decked out in her "star wars" gear to celebrate the movie. there's a minichewbacca next to her and a lightsaber, too.
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the picture "the force is strong with this one." >> sarah: some furious fans across the country. tickets for adele's u.s. tour went on sale yesterday. they are already sold out. tickets on sites like stubhub range from several hundred to several thousands. the tour will kick off in july. adele will come to boston in september. i know some people here already have tickets. >> christa: right. nancy chen, are you watching? the royal family is sharing an adorable new family photo. nancy is a big fan of the royals, even covered them. kensington palace, the duke and duchess with their two children. that's so cute. you can see prince george and princess charlotte getting really big. they're wishing everyone a merry christmas. a very nice one there. >> sarah: a lot to get to this morning. >> christa: everything you need to know and go coming up. parents taking their kids on a risky ride just to look at christmas lights. >> reporter: and we're live in milton where the department of children and families is now
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because a child was left home alone. >> sarah: and the force is strong with this little jedi born here in massachusetts. how cute. the newborn's ties to the "star wars" franchise.
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5:45 on this friday with everything you need the start off your day heading into the weekend. >> sarah: we have traffic and weather. let's send it over to j.r. >> jeremy: a few showers this afternoon. rain gear may be on stand-by. i do think you'll need it on the cape and the islands. leading to colder weather, but temporarily. this is not a pattern reshaping itself. so we have some chilly weather for saturday and sunday, and then as we work into next week, there are signs that as we get closer to christmas, warms right back up. perhaps mid-60s on christmas eve. amazing. good or bad, right? visibility, boston around five-mile visibility. provincetown one-mile visibility. rain to the south of new england this morning. it stays there for a few hours. i can't rule out some pockets of drizzle and mist early on in the day, but it's this weather system right here that will graze southern new england with a couple of showers. most of the raindrops are southeast mass, south of the mass pike, but i do think around the metro there could be a
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and then probably on-and-off until about 7:00, 8:00. then dry for tomorrow, colder tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow near 40, which is actually normal for this time of year. then sunday lots of sunshine. less winds. tomorrow will be a windy, cold day, like december. boston right now 48. jaffrey at 44. this afternoon 46 to 51 with a the afternoon. again, a lighter shading of green. on-and-off rain drops. north of there some sprinkles with the steadiest rain down through the south coast and out on to the cape and the islands. tonight evening showers and clearing skies. watch out for areas of black ice well after midnight because temperatures will head down into the low 30s, but this will not the morning. sunday looks great for the patriots' game. temperatures on sunday near 40. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. happy friday, everyone. the expressway is crawling. already about half an hour.
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from the braintree split into boston on the expressway northbound, south of town looking good. 128 southbound a little slow from route 24 to the braintree split. route 3 looking good, as well. let's head north of town. route 1 all green. 93 you're fine back up to 495. a little bit of slowing toward andover. on the pike, back out to framingham, no delays to tell you about into boston from 128, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel just under half an hour. into town on 128 to the pike, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. we still have those moderate delays on the orange line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: family in milton under investigation after their home goes up in flames. >> christa: a six-year-old girl was the only person home apparently when this fire started. right now the department of children and families is trying to figure out exactly what happened here. let's go to 7's victoria warren live in milton. vicki? >> victoria: the most important thing is this child is
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was home alone inside of this building here behind me when a fire broke out yesterday. this is a two-family home. the girl was on the first floor. she's six years old and fire officials say that the fire started on the first floor and quickly raced up to the second floor and the person who was upstairs also had to run out as well. we're told the girl got herself out of the home, ran to a neighbor's house. the fire department quickly arrived on the scene, saying it was a very stubborn fire. we're told that the girl's mother had to go out to a store to run an errand. the mother did show up on the scene. she wasn't interested in answering questions for us, but we are told that the department of children and families is investigating why this child was left alone. again, the good news, there were no injuries to the child, no injuries to the woman who was upstairs, but taking a live look out here, they are still investigating. the cause. neither family has been allowed back into their homes to see if anything can be salvaged.
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victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: several people are hurt after an out-of-control western mass. it happened in cheshire. police say the bus collided with an s.u.v. before crashing into the house. at least one person suffered serious injuries. state police are still investigating why the two vehicles collided. >> christa: and fan voting for the pro bowl is now official and tom brady received more votes than any other player. brady received more than 700,000 votes just ahead of carolina's cam newton. rob gronkowski and stephen gostkowski both leading vote getters in their position, as well. players and coaches vote tomorrow. if the pats make it back to the super bowl, they won't be playing in the pro bowl. >> sarah: some people received quite a surprise while buying groceries on thursday. red sox d.h. david ortiz visited with shoppers at several different grocery stores. he was promoting big papi's kitchen, which benefits kids with medical needs.
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in florida, including disney, are stepping up security this holiday season. the parks are adding new security checkpoint, including walk-through metal detectors and wand detectors. officials say it's due to the major bump in attendance this time of year, and they want the make sure that park-goers stay safe. >> they're considered soft targets because they're generally considere to be low security but high density of people. >> if it means a couple extra minutes for my child's safety, then so be it. >> christa: in addition disney will stop selling toy guns. the park has also banned costumes for park-goers 14 and older. >> sarah: a controversial c.e.o. facing federal fraud charges. the f.b.i. says martin scheckly duped people out of millions of dollars. he was dubbed by some as the most hated man in america after widely inflating the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000%.
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>> these charges and today's indictment highlight the brazenness and the breadth of the schemes and the outrageous web of lies and deceit. >> sarah: the f.b.i. says he stole more than $11 million from his former pharmaceutical company to pay off investors in another one of his businesses. a virginia school system is closed today after an uproar over a high school class assignment using arabic calligraphy. some students and parents say the recent assignment was viewed as islamic indoctrination. due to the uproar and concerns over safety, administrators decided to close all of the schools in the district. activities that were scheduled for this weekend have also been canceled. >> christa: now caught on camera, some children apparently taking a risky ride to look at christmas lights. a witness took this video. take a close look. two adults are in the car and then there are three on top of the roof who appear to be children.
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nine or ten years old and the car was going about tenmph. if these adults are identified, police say they could face everal charges. and thieves making quite the withdrawal out in illinois. surveillance video shows an s.u.v. backing into a convenience store window, shatering the glass. two men get out of the s.u.v., they steal the a.t.m. inside. the men dragged the a.t.m. up and inside and they make their getaway. >> sarah: a little girl who survived a deadly fire getting a special delivery for christmas. eight-year-old sapphire terry wanted christmas cards for the holiday, and her story went viral. on thursday a convoy of mail trucks with 430,000 cards and more than 10,000 packages arrived at her doorstep. earlier this week, she was surprised with a trip to disney world, as well. >> christa: in the buzz, a dynamic duo heading back to "snl" for the weekend. tina fey and amy poehler will be hosting the show coming up saturday night. the two comedians are also starring in a new movie
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that openers in theaters. >> cut it out. >> christa: and netflix releasing the first trailer for its original series "fuller house." the "full house" gang will be back on february 26th. the new series picks up a couple years after the original one left off. >> sarah: with the new "star wars" film now in theaters, a couple of fans from woburn picked a special way to celebrate with the movie and the birth of their son. denise and jim gracie welcomed their son thursday morning. his full name is ryker jedi gracie. since his birth coincided with the release of "the force awakens," they decided jedi would be a perfect middle name. >> it's all over the place, so we figured, why not. here we are. >> he was born the same day as the movie premier. >> we used a lightsaber to cut the umbilical cord. >> sarah: of course the
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so they won't be able to see the movie this weekend. jim says he's hoping to see it next week, but denise says maybe the week after might be better because, of course, they need to rest. and they'll be busy. >> christa: you know. you have experience with this. >> sarah: waking up every hour, but that's okay. the force is strong. >> christa: ryker is r-y-k-e-r. i wish i had thought of that. >> sarah: when episode three came on, i said, what about padamie or amadella. the wife was like... serious shade thrown my way. boston 48. nashua 42. nantucket 54. a lot of clouds today. a few showers around this afternoon and this evening. your weekend features some cold weather tomorrow. highs only in the upper 30s. windy, as well. >> christa: she might have gone for leah, you know what i mean? >> sarah: princess leia. >> jeremy: i didn't have a shot at that either. >> sarah: there's still another hour of 7news "today in new england."
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a house fire in milton. a six-year-old girl left home alone when flames break out. >> christa: and too close for comfort. when a stray bullet comes flying into a home with a mother and her son inside. >> sarah: and we're watching fast track traffic. danielle gersh will have the latest coming up after the break. phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? r jingle jingle. if you're peter pan, you stay young forever. it's what you do. if you want to save
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what's nearby that puts her at risk. >> sarah: a serial robber busted. is a cape cod robbery suspect the f.b.i.'s most wanted? >> christa: breaking overnight, a fan crushed by lebron james. the famous golfer's wife taken out on a stretcher. >> sarah: "star wars" fans feeling the force. >> i have to go again, absolutely. >> yeah. i already have tickets to see it again. >> sarah: ready to return at warp speed. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everyone. 6:00 a.m. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. we've been talking "star wars" all morning long, but don't worry. we're not giving away any secrets. >> christa: and we will not ignore the forecast, which we know you need to know after all that rain we had, j.r. >> jeremy: yes. boston 48. bedford 45. norwood 47. i can really only discuss it with one person, christa right now, so i'm like, no, don't say that, don't say that either. pockets of fog out there for the morning commute. and that's the case for the next few hours. you'll have clouds through the day. we're watching one more weather system south of new england right now.
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during this afternoon with a few isolated showers. so a good idea to have the rain gear ready to go at lunchtime and through the afternoon. i don't think it's a slam dunk, though, that northwest of town you see anything. maybe sprinkles and a few random showers around the city. steady rain is likely south coast and out on the cape throughout the afternoon. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. happy friday, everyone. here's the braintree split as you get on the expressway. a little back-up. it's a slow drive from the braintree split enter boston expressway. let's go to the map. 30 minutes on the expressway northbound. route 24 backed up to about harrison boulevard, as well. let's head north of town. route 1, route 93 southbound from 128 looking good, but we do have an accident up toward andover. this is 93 southbound right at gas comb road. it's blocking the center lane and the back-up is beyond 495 there. the pike looks good into
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take a look at your drive times. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's 26 minutes. into town on the pike from 128, looking good. 12 minutes 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge 12 minutes, as well. we still have those moderate delays on the orange line on the "t." back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. our top story is about flames erupting in the kitchen of a home, but it's also a story about a six year old allegedly left home alone. a very intense fire, as you just saw. luckily everybody made it out safely, but this multifamily home is now destroyed. >> andy: now the department of child services is investigating why the girl was home alone in the first place. 7's victoria warren is live in milton with the latest. >> victoria: good morning, sarah. the milton fire department is still on the scene this morning, and you can take a live look behind me. you can see the home in question. this fire just tore through this two-family home. so the mom on the scene yesterday didn't want to comment, but the fire chief tells us that dcf is investigating.
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and ran to a neighbor's house. a three-alarm fire ripped through a milton home. inside a six-year-old girl was home by herself. >> the mother ran out to the store to pick up some grocery, i was told. luckily she was smart enough to get out of the house and go to the neighbor's house. >> victoria: the fire chief says the fire started in that girl's apartment. there was smoke in the kitchen area. it quickly went up the walls and raced into the top deck of the second floor. a woman on the second floor ran out when she heard the smoke alarm. >> i ran over here. she was crying. i just held her. nothing really you could do. >> pretty extensive. first and second floor, we had to rip down the wall to get to the fire. >> victoria: no one was hurt. the mother of the child had no comment. but the department of children and families will investigate why the girl was left alone. as for the couple living on the second floor, they have no clue if their belongings, including
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>> i hope they can salvage our stuff on the second floor. caused this fire. the milton fire department is still investigating. we also don't know who was the person that called 911. live this morning in milton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: breaking news right now about pope francis signing off on the miracle needed to make mother teresa and saint. this morning the pope approved the decree, but no date yet has been set for the canonization. but italian media is speculating the ceremony will happen some time the first week of september. >> sarah: a massachusetts mother is suing chipotle because she says her son contracted norovirus after he recently ate at the restaurant in cleveland circle. the woman tells the "globe" that her 16-year-old son was so sick that he was almost catatonic. he had to be treated at children's hospital. the health commission says 136 people who ate at the cleveland circle chipotle contracted norovirus. >> christa: the suspect behind
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over the weekend may be connected to more than a dozen robberies in other states. michael schlesinger was arrested after robbing the brewster farms allegedly at gunpoint on sunday. officials say he pretended to buy something and then pulled out the gun and demanded money. and that is one of several robberies that he's accused of carrying out. in fact, it's believed he's behind more than a dozen throughout virginia, washington, d.c., and pennsylvania. also new this morning, a pedestrian injured in whitman after being hit by a car. officials say a 68-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but he's expected to be okay. >> sarah: a bullet came through my window. >> sarah: a woman's security shaken after someone fired a shot into her home. now police are trying to figure out where that bullet came from and who pulled the trigger. 7's nicole oliverio live in stoughton with more on this story. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, the woman
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just minutes before she heard that loud bang. she said she had been on that phone call any longer, she's afraid she would have been hit. carole stepanek startled when she heard a loud bang in her home. she looked around, but at first she didn't see any damage. >> i heard a huge noise, and i didn't look up at the window for whatever reason because i didn't think it was there. >> nicole: but the noise was the sound of a bullet fired from a rifle. the bullet apparently shattered her kitchen window, ricocheted off her cabinet, smashing a picture frame near the phone she was using just five minutes earlier. >> it's hard to explain. it was like all of a sudden i couldn't feel anything. i was just so stunned. and then i knew there had to be a bullet somewhere. i saw the bullet. >> nicole: stepanek lives with her son. their home sits between two gun clubs, one in stoughton, the other in easton.
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from one of those two places. >> both clubs are over a mile away, but these rounds travel for miles. >> nicole: the two say the house has been hit by bullets before. they have a collection to prove it. now the family says they've got -- had enough. >> the one that came through the window and almost got my mother was the straw that broke the camel's back. >> nicole: stoughton police are now investigating. in fact, both stoughton and easton police will be looking at footage from both clubs to see if they can figure out if the shots came from there. live in stoughton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: breaking overnight, the wife of golfer jason day recovering this morning after lebron james inadvertently crashed into her during last night's thunder-cavaliers game. during the fourth quarter, lebron jumped to get a loose ball but then plowed right into day. she was placed on a stretcher, which you see here, and taken to the hospital no. word yet on her condition. also today, president obama meeting with families from the
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the president's visit coming a day after the arrest of a neighbor of the shooters. let's go to nancy chen with more on what we know. >> nancy: christa, enrique marquez told investigators he had no prior knowledge of the terror attacks. f.b.i. says he bought the guns years ago that were used to murder those 14 people. just weeks after the mass shooting in san bernardino, federal charges have now been filed against 24-year-old enrique marquez. he's the friend and former next door neighbor of syed farook. investigators say in late 2011, the two men were plotting to attack a college where both had been students with pipe bombs and guns. the f.b.i. says they also talked about tossing pipe bombs into stopped traffic on a highway during rush hour while they shot at people stuck in their cars. marquez is also facing charges for violating gun laws when he bought the two assault rifles in 2011 and 2012 that were used in the san bernardino shooting. the charges filed say marquez and farook continue to plan
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firing ranges. the two reportedly stopped plotting together in late 2012 after some unrelated terror arrests in southern california. yesterday the president talked about the national threat situation at the counter-terrorism center. >> we can not give in to fear or change how we live our lives. because that's what terrorists want. that's the only leverage that they have. >> nicole: president obama and the first lady will meet privately with families of the attack today. and the president has reassured americans that the president does not know of any other attacks in the works. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking overnight, the democratic national committee has suspended presidential candidate bernie sanders' campaign from viewing its voter data. sanders' campaign team assessed hillary clinton's confidential information. a spokesperson says it was an accident, but one staffer has been fired. >> christa: and continuing on the race for the white house this morning, it looks like
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according to a poll from the "boston herald," the vermont senator's nearly double-digit lead has evaporated in new hampshire. he now tops hillary clinton by just 2%. on the g.o.p. side, the candidates are gaining ground against donald trump. senators marco rubio and ted cruz are surging closer to trump. each jumped to second place with 12%. >> sarah: still ahead on just one station, a rivalry rescue in brookline when a starbucks barista leaps into action to save a dunkin' donuts employee. >> christa: and a new england driver teetering on the edge of this ridge, and the elaborate rescue operation to get to safety. >> sarah: and hitting the theaters, jeremy and christa. > christa: look at him. >> sarah: a spoiler-free review coming up next. >> jeremy: fan boy and fan girl. we won't give you a complete review, but we'll talk a little about it. you need the rain gear. scattered showers this afternoon and this evening.
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upper 40s now and near 50 this afternoon. >> danielle: happy friday, everyone. no rain on the roads. the expressway still a 30 minute ride from the braintree split into boston. 93 southbound, an accident in andover at dascomb road. moderate delays on the "t" on
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>> christa: we're back at 6:14. we have news for north brookfield for kids who attend class there. all schools in the town of north brookfield will be closed today because of a major water main break. police are telling us that a driver crashed into a hydrant this morning, caused major damage. you see it right there. it's like a geyser coming out. right now they're making
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of the crash. but we'll certainly cape you posted right here. so kids have the day off today there. >> sarah: switching gears now, let's talk about the forecast, because a little chilly, but it doesn't feel like december at all. >> christa: right. it's nice to see the rain moving out, too, j.r. >> sarah: at this time we have pockets of fog out there this morning, leftover moisture from last evening's rain. temperatures at this time running in the middle and upper 40s. now as we work through the day, i think the chance of rain is going to come back by lunchtime and this afternoon from a different weather system. that's down to our south. here it is right here. you notice this weather system, it's off shore, this little front is stuck. if it were on top of new england, it would be a slam dunk. i'd advertise rain for everyone all day. but it's a little further east than yesterday. meaning i think where most of the rain is going the travel will be southeast new england, southeast mass, eastern new england, cape and the islands. if you're flying out of new england, it's colder up through the upper midwest, detroit, chicago, minneapolis. a piece of this colder air heading our way for the weekend,
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we have the risk of some showers this afternoon. by tomorrow, that weather system is long gone. lots of sunshine, mustry -- blustery and cold tomorrow, upper 30s for afternoon highs, which is where we should be for december. sunday lots of sunshine. less wind on sunday. still seasonably cool. upper 40s right now. it is mild. boston 48. bedford 45. through the day 46 to 51. cloudy skies. a few showers as early as noon today. and then they'll be on-and-off through this afternoon. that weather system off shore, so the closer you are to it, the cape and the islands, stelddy rain this afternoon. then you get away from that weather system and a few isolated showers around the metro, and i think out toward the outer route 2 corridor, merrimack valley, probably a couple sprinkles this afternoon. this evening a lingering shower. clearing skies late. heads up after midnight. there may be some pockets of black ice out there with leftover rainwater from this evening with temperatures in the low to middle 30s. nothing widespread or significant and nothing before midnight. this will be after midnight tonight. through the weekend, lots of
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more sunshine on sunday. low 40s. patriots taking on the titans. cool for tailgate, but kickoff temps about where we should be for this time of year, near 40 degrees. your 7 on 7 forecast into next week, going to warm up once again. look at that. upper 40s and low 50s, and at this time christmas eve during the day, temperatures heading for the mid-60s. have a great weekend. >> christa: okay. let's check out traffic. it's friday, danielle, how is it out there? >> well, it's a little beslow on the expressway. as you can see here, let's go to the maps. it's about half-hour drive from the braintree split into boston. over half an hour actually. south of town, route 24 northbound, you're slowing down around harrison boulevard. let's move north of town. our accident at dascomb road just cleared. on the pike, no delays to tell you about back out to 495. okay. i think it's time for the force to awaken again. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. moviegoers feeling the force with the debut of "star wars." it's finally in theaters, and the reviews are in. >> christa: we were lucky
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we were in our element. we'll give you our reviews in just a moment. >> jeremy: but first let's hear from fans at the showcase sin that in revere. no spoilers. you thought? >> it was awesome, unbelievable. jeremy like a sci-fi time felt like little kids. >> it's like 1977 again for me. it's awesome. >> jeremy: and the real kids? >> i just like all the action. jeremy talking to the crowd, the lobby had the feel of an amusement park ride. many of the people we spoke with were ready to get in line again. again? again. >> yeah. again. >> in fact, i'm coming back tomorrow, probably twice. >> jeremy: this fan spent 18 hours sitting through first six movies starting with episode one, "the phantom menace" at 3:30 thursday morning, he says it was the perfect way you do it. >> the closer you get to episode vii, the more jazzed you get. you get your second wind after
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by the time "the force awakens" started, i was wide awake and on point. i was very into it. it was just fantastic. >> it's the best "star wars" movie i've seen so far. it's the best one, better than the original six. >> jeremy: what? universe, and there's a lot of extended universe stuff in that movie. it's really exciting, really exciting. >> sarah: okay. so now time for the reviews. we'll start with our super fan, resident super fan j.r. >> jeremy: i need a moment. i'm getting all emotional here? >> christa: are you crying? i'm grad it was dark in the theater. >> jeremy: amazing. just fantastic storytelling. obviously i don't want the keep talking about it because something will slip. >> christa: and you're tired. >> jeremy: exactly. >> christa: i loved the strong central female character in the tradition of princess leia. i loved that the old... some of the older characters were
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line. it was amazing. >> sarah: and this new female character posted her workout for the movie. >> jeremy: great stuff. >> christa: she was so impressive. >> jeremy: out of five light sabres, five out of five? >> christa: i'm going the say four and three-quarters. there's always room for improvement. >> jeremy: i'm going to take it to 11. >> sarah: awesome. coming up next another guy a lot of people are super fans of is tom brady. is he gaining in popularity? pats' q.b. landing on top of a national survey. >> christa: and several people injured when a bus slams into a bay state home. >> sarah: and today's holiday helping comes from our newest 7news member. danielle gersh whipping up a treat to feed your family. she brought it into the studio today.
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ism here at 7news we're whipping up our favorite holiday recipes. it's all for a good cause. >> christa: guess whose turn it is? danielle, you're in the kitchen. tell us all about it. >> danielle: i'm making a perfect addition to any holiday breakfast. it's banana bread. here's my holiday helping. hi, everyone. welcome to my home. this is my dog sebastian. we're so excited for our first
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we're going the make my mm's famous banana bread. we're from california, and the second it starts to get cold, even though it doesn't get that cold, there she starts the bake the banana bread. we thought, why not bring the tradition to boston. let's head to the kitchen. we'll mix our sugar, eggs, banana and oil. but before we do that, we're going to mash up our banana. the riper the bananas, the better it tastes. now i'm going to crack the eggs. we'll add our oil and now we'll add the sugar. whisk it all together. you can see the bananas are starting to loosen up. i prefer to do this with two separate bowls. one bowl with wet ingredients, one bowl with dry ingredients. we're going to combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. time to add everything together. and then you get the add your chocolate chips. you can use butterscotch chip, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, really anything you want. pour the bat entire a buttered and floured loaf pan.
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degrees for about 35 minutes. the bread is done. we've let it cool. one final touch, powdered sugar. here you have the final product. thank you so much for joining us at our home today, and thank you for supporting project bread. from our home to your, happy holidays. >> christa: okay, this is going straight to "house and garden" magazine. perfect. >> sarah: the bread is so good. she brought it into the studio and it's so delicious. >> danielle: i felt bad because i brought it before but you weren't here. and we've watched these all week getting hungry. >> sarah: you're first one to bring in the dish. >> christa: thank you. it's great you brought it in. a lot of hungry people here. if you want any of your holiday helping recipes, log on to whdh.com. click on project bread and that's where you'll find more information on how to donate the charity. >> sarah: and next up elizabeth noreika is making a
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gillette claiming its patent was stolen. >> sarah: and tom brady across the country. if worcester. the baby's unique name inspired by the "star wars" film. >> sarah: good friday morn, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. it's the last weekend before christmas. this is the time where you get all the last-minute stuff done. hopefully the forecast will work out for you. >> sarah: the malls will be crazy, j.r. >> jeremy: yes, we do not need a snowstorm. we don't have a snowstorm. boston 48. bedford 45. newnew bedford at 50 degrees. patchy fog left over from the rain yesterday where most towns about half an inch of rain. and are we done with the rain today? i don't think so. we'll have a lot of clouds this morning. there could be a couple pockets of drizzle and mist. but showers will reappear mid-day around noon, 1:00. they will be isolated in nature around metro boston. southeast mass. this map here shows where i think the most rain will occur,
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and even down in those location, one-third of an inch of rain. lighter amounts of rain metro boston. about one-tenth of an inch of rain. colder air sweeps in overnight tonight. sunshine for the weekend. we'll talk more about that in about 15 minutes. >> christa: time now for fast gersh. >> danielle: you can see you are calling. a three-car accident blocking the left lane near savin hill before southhampton street. a lot of back-up. there something to keep in mind. south of town, route 24 northbound, you're also slow starting at harrison boulevard. let's head north. route 1 looking good. 93 southbound from 128 looking pretty good, as well. we had an accident up toward dascomb road near andover. that's clear. that's fine up there, too. framingham, the pike into town, you're looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, just around half hour. everything else looking good. still have those minor delays on the orange line. back to you, guys.
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we're staying on top of breaking news. all schools in the town of north brookfield will be closed after a major water main break. police tell us a driver cracked into a hydrant on north main street causing major damage there. right now the entire town is without water as repairs are being made. police tell us the crash happened after some type of criminal activity. now to the today's other top stories. dcf is investigating why a six-yea-old girl in milton was home alone when her house went up in flames. the fire caused serious damage but the little girl was able to make it out safely and investigators are still trying fire. a family in stoughton is calling for action after a bullet flies into their home. carole stepanek says she heard a loud bang last friday. turns out a bullet fired from a rifle from a nearby gun club shattering her kitchen window. thankfully she was not hurt. her home is located near two clubs and bullets have been found in the area before. >> christa: now on just one station, a rivalry rescue many brookline.
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donuts employee in distress and then makes a save. let's go to 7's nick emmons. he has more on this story for us. nick? >> nick: that's right. these rival baristas, they fight for customers every day. one of them working right here at this starbucks. the other one working a few steps away at this dunkin' donuts. they fight for customers, but when one of them was fighting to breathe, it was the other one who stepped in to help. if you work at 4:00 a.m., you a certain connection with others on that same schedule, even if they work at your main competition. >> we usually say, hi, how's it going, what's going on. >> nick: friday morning derek moore was on his way to his job
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fluid built up in my lungs, so when i got up to go get up, it all went inside my lungs. >> nick: yaakov horwarth, who works at "star wars," saw moore on the ground and ran over the help. >> he said it was really hard to breathe and he had used up his inhaler. >> he knew something was wrong. i was waving my hands. he came over and he's like, "are you all right?" i didn't have any air left. i'm just waving at him. he called the police. >> nick: moore doesn't even want the imagine what would have happened if the rival barista didn't spot him. >> god only knows. it was 4:00 a.m. >> i know everybody is like dunkin', starbucks, we don't get along, but it's just another guy working in the morning. why wouldn't you want to help? >> nick: is derek says he's feeling much better now, thankfully. he says even though he's a dunkin' employee, he might think morning. live in brookline, nick emmons, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, crews making a risky rescue in maine after a car ends up dangling over a ledge. officials say the driver veered off the road, hit a guardrail and landed on a rock ledge 60 feet in the air. it took three hours and more than two dozen firefighters to rescue the driver.
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>> christa: several people hurt after an out-of-control transit bus crashes into a home out in western mass. this happened in cheshire. police say the bus collided with an s.u.v. before it crashed into the house. at least one person suffered serious injuries from this. state police are still investigating why the two vehicles collided. >> sarah: boston is set to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes. the city's public health commission voted unanimously to raise the age from 18 to 21. reviews. >> what this really does is acknowledges the real danger of tobacco products. and it acknowledges that there tobacco. >> you can go to iraq, lose a leg, come back here and then go to a store and you can't buy a cigarette or a cigar because supposedly your judgment is not good enough. >> sarah: the new regulation will also apply the e-cigarettes
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it takes effect february 15th. >> christa: gillette is suing a rival dollar shave club claiming the company's copied gillette's formula the make its blades. according to the "globe," gillette says it invented a specific formula the coat its razors and that dollar shave it. that lawsuit was filed in delaware and it seeks unspecified damages and calls for dollar shave club to stop using those formulas. planned for boston next september are confident the race will go on according to the globe they plan to sign a letter of intent with four state agencies in boston today. if that letter is signed, tickets could go on sale as early as next week. >> sarah: some people received quite a surprise while buying groceries on thursday. red sox d.h. david ortiz visiting shoppers at several different grocery stores. he was promoting big papi's kitchen, which benefits kids with medical needs. >> christa: this is great. >> sarah: and he's even getting in on the selfies with everybody. >> christa: pushing the cart
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up next, a brand-new picture of the royal family. you'll want the see prince george and his little sister charlotte coming uh up. ism very cute. also the force is with one local family. meet a brand-new baby who is already a big "star wars" fan thanks to his parents. >> christa: also the happiest place on earth hoping to be the safest, as well. some major changes coming to security if you're traveling to to disney world. >> sarah: good morning. happy friday, everyone. a lot of red lights on the expressway. we have a three-car accident blocking the left lane. that's near savin hill. then we still have some minor delays on the orange line on the "t" and also on the red line.
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>> sarah: 6:40 right. now trexding -- trending today, an adorable new family photo of the royal family. kensington palace posting this photo with the two royal kids. i believe this is their christmas card. prince george and prince charlotte are getting so big, and they are wishing everyone a very merry christmas. >> christa: i like how he's looking at his kids in the picture. it's not too posed. >> sarah: so cute. >> christa: mark zuckerberg showing off his little jedi, little max.
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gear, the jetty night robe. this was on thursday. look at the mini lightsaber, too and chewbacca. the facebook c.e.o. and proud dad captured the picture and captioned it, "the force is strong with this one." so hello from the other side >> sarah: tickets for adele's u.s. tour went on sale yesterday. you can try heading over to sites like stubhub, but those ticket prices are pumped up to several hundred or several thousand. the tourkicks off in july. adele will be coming to boston. some people here already have tickets. i guess i'll have to stick with the nbc special. >> christa: watch that over and over again. up next, all the day's top stories including lebron james crashing into a fan courtside. the wife of a celebrity eventually got taken out on a stretcher, as well. >> sarah: and we're live this morning in milton where the department of children and families is now investigating
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six-year-old child was left home alone.
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>> it's 6:45. time to know and go. >>. >> reporter: a home in milton up in flames. this morning the department of
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tough questions. >> christa: and a fan slammed when lebron james comes crashing down. >> sarah: and the force is strong with this one. a local family paying special tribute to "star wars" with their newborn son. >> christa: dad jokingly said he cut the cord with a lightsaber. >> sarah: so funny. we have traffic and weather. not to talk about "star wars" just yet, but the forecast. >> jeremy: i won't go there. boston seven-mile visibility. plymouth at five-mile visibility. leftover moisture in the form of clouds and fog from last nation's rain. unfortunately we have one more chance of rain from this weather system down here. i think it's going to spend most of its time bothering the fish, but it will be a couple showers metro boston, some steady rain south coast, south shore. especially down toward plymouth. and out on to the cape and the islands. so rain gear a good idea here, but just hit-and-miss showers for the metro. i think only sprinkles worcester hills. it is a weather system that
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into new england tomorrow. high pressure is with us. so it will be dry. blustery and cold day. and then sunday high pressure still with us with a mix of clouds and sunshine. chilly but less wind. upper 40s right now. the city at 40. another mild day here in december. 46 to 51. for tomorrow, mostly sunny skies. windy. 39. but it will feel like the low 30s. sunday lots of sunshine. near 40 degrees. you doing some holiday travel in the next few days? looks a-okay. no storminess. the middle of next week, christmas eve, look at that 65. san dark bring your speedo, brother. >> please, no. >> fast track traffic now with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy friday. let's go out to the expressway. our accident cleared. we'll look at the zakim bridge and the leverett connector. both looking good. a little slow getting on to storrow drive. let's go to the map. still from the braintree split into boston, over half an hour expressway did clear. 24 northbound, backed up to harrison boulevard, route 1 looks good.
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something to keep in mind there. a little slow through lawrence, as well. to the pike, looking good from 495 to 128. stop-and-go into boston. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, 24 minutes. half an hour on 93 southbound. we do still have delays on both the red line and the orange line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. we're staying on top of breaking news. schools in the town of brookfield, all will be closed today after a major water main break happened there. you're seeing a picture right there. police say a driver crashed into a hydrant on north main street causing major dang. -- damage. basically a geyser. right now the entire town is without water and repairs are being made. police are telling us the crash happened after some type of criminal activity. so we'll sort out the story and keep you posted. >> sarah: also this morning, the six-year-old child left home alone in milton when flames erupted in the kitchen.
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but the multifamily home is now destroyed. >> christa: that's not all. the department of child services is investigating why this girl was home alone at the time. so here's 7's victoria warren. she's live with the latest. vicki? >> victoria: a lot of questions about what was happening and why this child was left. you see the home behind me. the milton fire department is still investigating the cause of this fire. this is a two-family home. we're told by the fire chief the six-year-old was on the first floor when the flames broke out. this fire was intention. it went to three alarms. the fire chief tells us the six-year-old girl was able to get herself out of the house and ran over to a neighbor's house. that is indeed the good news. it was a woman up on the second floor who was also able to get out safely. the child's mother did show up at the scene. she didn't want to make any comment, but the fire chief tells us the department of children and families is now investigating, and trying to figure out, the fire chief says the mom said she went to the store for a few minutes and
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the fire broke out on the first floor, which is the home where this child was living. so still a lot of questions, but again, the fire department still on the scene this morning. they're still investigating the cause, as well. live in milton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: pope francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make mother teresa a saint. no date has been set for the canonization, but italian media have speck speculated the moan will take place in the first week of september. >> christa: also this morning, a brookline mother is suing chipotle because she says her son contracted norovirus after he had recently eaten at the restaurant in cleveland circle. the woman telling the "globe" that her 16-year-old son was so ill that he was nearly catatonic and had to be treated at children's hospital. the health commission says 136 people who had eaten at the cleveland circle chipotle contracted norovirus. >> sarah: the suspect behind an armed robbery in brewster
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connected to over a dozen robberies in other states. michael schlesinger was arrested after robbing the brewster farms market on sunday. officials say he pretended to buy an item that pulled out the gun and demanded money. that's only one of multiple robberies. he's accused of carrying out. it's believed he's behind more than a dozen throughout virginia, washington, d.c., and pennsylvania. a pedestrian was hit in whitman after being hit by a car. a 68-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to be okay. >> christa: family in stoughton calling for change after a bullet flew into their house. carole stepanek heard a loud bang at her home last friday. it turns out a bullet fired from a rifle at a nearby gun club shattered her kitchen window. luckily she was not hurt, but her home is located near two clubs, and bullets have been found in the area before.
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it was like all of a sudden i couldn't feel anything. i was just so stunned. >> we've had trouble for quite a while. bullets in the backyard. the one who came through the window and almost got my mother was the straw that broke the camel's back. >> christa: stepanek's son says he wants the club to enhance safety precautions. town selectmen are also working to find a solution to the problem. >> sarah: breaking overnight, lebron james inadvertently injures fan by crashing into her last night. lebron jumped to try to get a loose ball but plowed into golfer jason day's wife. she was placed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital and this morning the hospital spokesperson says she has since been released. lebron tweeted his apology to her and jason day. breaking overnight, the democratic national committee has suspended presidential candidate bernie sanders' campaign from viewing its voter data. sanders' campaign team assessed hillary clinton's confidential information.
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accident, but one staffer has been fired. >> christa: and keeping with the race for the white house, it looks like sanders is slipping up in new hampshire. according to a new poll from the "boston herald," the vermont senator's nearly double-digit lead has scrap -- evaporated and he now tops hillary clinton by just 2%. on the g.o.p. side of things, the candidates are gaining ground against donald trump. senators marco rubio and ted cruz are surging closer to trump, each jumping to second place with 12%. >> sarah: today president obama meets with families from the san bernardino terror attack. the president's visit comes one day after the arrest of the neighbor of the shooters. 7's nancy chen joins us now with more. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, enrique marquez told investigators he had no prior knowledge of the terror attacks, but the f.b.i. says the 24-year-old bought the guns years ago that were used to murder those 14 people. investigators say in late 2011, marquez and syed farook were plotting to attack a college where both had been students
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the f.b.i. says they also talked about tossing pipe bombs into stopped traffic on a highway during rush hour while they shot at people stuck in their cars. the charges filed say that marquez and farook continue to plan terror attacks by going the firing ranges. the two reportedly stopped plotting together in late 2012 after some unrelated terrorists in attacks in south florida. >> christa: the pharmaceutical c.e.o. blasted for jacking up the price of an aids drug has now been arrested on fraud charges. if convicted martin shkreli faces 20 years in prison. he's accused of creating an elaborate ponzi scheme, among other things stealing more than $11 million from his former pharmaceutical company to pay off investors, and another one of his businesses, a failed hedge fund, he was released on $5 million bond. >> sarah: major theme parks in florida, including disney, are stepping up security this holiday season. the parks are adding new
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walk-through metal detectors and wand detectors. officials say it's due to a major bump in attendance this time of year, and they want the make sure park-goers stay safe. some kids taking a risky ride to look at christmas lights. a witness took this video of two adults in a car with three people. looks like three kids right on top of the roof of that car. police say if the adults are identified, they could face several charges. >> christa: if you have more online holiday shopping to do, today is the day to go ahead and do it because it's free shipping day. more than 900 businesses are taking part this year. many say the items will be delivered by the deadline, christmas eve, and there's no minimum purchase required. >> sarah: time to break out those ugly sweaters. i wish i would have known today is national ugly christmas sweater day. at you. >> sarah: we know you have that "star wars" one. it has its own web site, encourage people to sport those
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after work. >> christa: wait for next storm force coverage. he's going to be bringing them out then. fan voting for the pro bowl is now official. tom brady received more votes than any other player. he received more than 700,000 votes ahead of carolina's cam move. rob gronkowski and stephen gostkowski are both leading vote getters at their positions. players and coaches vote today, however, if the pats make it back to the super bowl, they won't be playing in the pro bowl. >> sarah: with a new "star wars" film now in theaters, a couple of fans in woburn picked a special way to celebrate the movie and the birth of their son. take a look. denise and jim gracie welcomed their son thursday morning. gracie. suns his birth coincided with the release of "the force awakens." they decided jedi would be the perfect middle name. >> it's all over the place. we figured, why not? here we are.
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>> we used a lightsaber to cut the umbilical cord. >> sarah: of course the gracies are a little busy now. they won't be able to see the movie this weekend. jim says he's hoping to see it next week, but his wife says, i don't know, maybe the week after that because they need a lot of rest. and you know they're going to be up like every hour with the baby. >> you know how that goes. >> sarah: yes, i do, all bleary eyed. >> christa: j.r., this is really funny, but not surprising that you also considered a "star wars" name for your daughter. ism ten years ago when episode three came out, i floated the idea toward my bride. she shot that down less than 12 par secs. boston at 48. norwood at 47. through the day, a lot of clouds. grab the umbrella. a couple isolated showers this afternoon. tomorrow mostly sunny. windy, cold tomorrow, upper 30s. sunday lots of sun. less wind. great for the patriots' game. >> i'm realizing thursday, there's a picture of santa there. >> christa: christmas is now on the seven day. it's crazy. >> i know. use the force.
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