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kais on on christmas. police called to a home in everett. police calmed to a house and long stall and this home goes up in flames. how police finally convinced that man to come out. a deadly discovery in milford. two found dead and two rushed to the hospital. a car turned upside down in hanover. crews rushing to the scene to rescue the driver. hope for the holidays. a family in desperate need for a handicapped van. we are going to tell you how to help. this is 7news today in new england. good morning it is 8:00 saturday morning. thank you for waking up with us.
stories plus more on today in new england. first let's look outside. the mild weather continues. it is easing back to the seasonally cool temperatures and let's get to meteorologist bri eggers with a peek of the weekend forecast. taking a christmas walk seeing bees and blooms seeming like spring. we didn't break records. 62 the high in boston. 60 worcester. and current temperatures are chilly to the northwest of boston in the mid to upper 30s. 43 for the city and southeast in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees near nantucket. we keep the clouds with us and looks like the day is dry. it won't be the case tonight or tomorrow, though. this looks to be the cooler of the two weekend days. it will feel cooler because of the 60s and 70-degree temperatures in the last couple of days and it is well above average this time of year.
afternoon and tonight rain moves in with areas of fog as well. look at this big temperature drop beginning next week. we turn our warmth into winter-like weather and potential for snow on the way. we will cover in detail in a few minutes. our top story this morning. a neighborhood in chaos after a hours end standoff came to an end. an everett man walked out with hands up before police took him down. shortly before giving himself up flames shot outside his home filling the neighborhood with smoke making families quite nervous on christmas day. police are revealing more why they were at the home and hearing from neighborhoods who's holidays were interrupted when the s.w.a.t. team moved in. kelli o'hara has more with everett. >> his hands raised walking out
mark lavoine surrendering to police after a six hourlong standoff. moments later his home exploding into flames forcing s.w.a.t. team back and firefighters running to extinguish the fire. >> as he came to the front door officers observed flames out of the home and came to the front often and the fire was going. >> the standoff began after noon on this will holiday and reporting sounds of gunfire turning christmas day into a christmas chaos in this community. >> a big bang. >> what did you think when you heard the bang. >> i thought it was an m-80 and heard shots were inquire fired. >> his mother passioned away and a lot of strange stuff out of the house. >> for hours, guns pointing and trying to talk to the 53-year-old man barricaded and coming out once to yell at officers and only an exchange
>> get out. >> no. >> and moments later the everett man saw us and proclaimed his innocence. >> i hurt no one. >> i did nothing to anyone. >> they are in my house illegally. i didn't shoot anybody. >> lavoine didn't come out until a surrender and the standoff ruined their holiday. >> we are disappointed. christmas is over. >> i didn't want to see s.w.a.t. not on christmas day or any day. >> reporter: kelli o'hara, today in new england. also on 7, a tragic story out of milford. two dead, two hospitalized after an apparent carbon monoxide leak. tim caputo reports from milford what investigators found so far. >> reporter: neighbors say no one heard from the couple on christmas morning. at 2:00 in the afternoon they were found dead. the two in the adjacent apartment were rushed to the
when milford police and fire arrived at the home they found elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the hospital. police tell 7news a faulty furnace is likely to blame for the carbon monoxide leak and state police leading the investigation and the board of health deemed the two apartments uninhabitable. the leak is deemed found in the basement of the apartment. people on the left side kept their windows overnight because it was so warm and that might have saved their lives. >> reporter: tim caputo. 7news today in new england. crews in hanover working to rescue a driver from this car on christmas day overturned in the middle of the road on union street before 5:00. no word if anyone was hurt. we are following more news today. a dangerous drive knocking out power to hundreds when an s.u.v. goes off the road snapping a power pole causing damage.
off after the crash and didn't stick around. police are still trying to track them down. kimberly bookman has the latest. >> expecting company for christmas, the harringtons were concerned their meal would be ruined when they woke up with no power in the house. >> my wife wanted to get the turkey in there. i think we will make it. they last 12 hours. >> a car crashed into the pole knocking out power to 300 customers. the outage threw many for a loop. >> if it is snow outside you kind of expect it and prepare yourself for it. it was unexpected. >> especially for this business owner. he chose to open and make money on this holiday only to find out he can't operate without power. >> the ice cream is gone. ice. milk. all the steady product. >> police say the two in the car
left the car behind. crews spent the holiday on the scene and about six stores got most of the power back on. turning what could have been a conversation gold. >> see. this is what happened on my christmas day. >> kimberly bookman 7news today in new england. tense moments in rhode island when a house goes up in flames christmas morning. the fire was so intense a resident jumped through a window to get away from the flames. fire crews rescued the people inside from the cranston home. investigators do not know how the fire started. the only person hurt was the man who jumped through the window suffering from scrapes and cuts and was treated on the screen. the right side badly damaged. the house is an entire loss. a gofundme page is created for those who lost everything.
weather is still ripping through parts of the south. in fact, the national weather service confirmed a christmas day tornado touched down near birmingham, alabama. the damage left behind is astonishing. damaged homes and littered across parts of the neighborhood there. police and investigators are not sure how many people have been displayed. the mayor declared a state of emergency as flash flooding followed the tornadoes. in mississippi families spent christmas day clearing what's left of their home searching for any personal belongings still salvageable and coping with devastation of tornadoes that ripped through the areas. and pounding rain made it difficult to look for survivors. one community coming together to help those displayed. >> when something happens we all come together and make sure everybody is taken care of. >> we came out with the clothes
>> it is tough there. the death toll has risen to 15 people killed by the storms there and the threat isn't over. flash flooding is expected across the south at least through the weekend. still ahead on 7news, holding out for the holiday. a mother making an emotional plea on christmas to make her daughter become more mobile. getting into the christmas spirit in boston. hundreds gather to celebrate with cardinal sean. rain on the way tonight and even snow possible for next week. i will explain in the forecast
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wild weather out west. take a look at this colorado dealing with what they are used to dealing with this time of year. some snow. a record amount in grand junction. that area received almost 5 inches yesterday making it the snowiest christmas on record. polar opposite here. nothing polar about our temperatures. sun is shining bright. roadways are clear and probably will get a little busier with folks headed to the stores, bri to exchange gifts that didn't fit or didn't like. >> i don't know. you have to keep it, find a use or regift it just not the same person who gave it to you. we have some cooler temperatures today all relative. we have had mild temperatures
rain working in overnight and possible winter-like weather as we make it to tuesday. didn't set new records. 62 fell short of the record 65 in boston and worcester tied the record in 1964 with a high of 60. cool temperatures 64 and 43 for the city and norwood upper 40s to 50s getting closer to cape cod and islands and keep the clouds with us for the better part of the day. we do get peaks of sunshine and today is dry for the bulk of the day and the wet weather doesn't move in overnight. cooler temperatures 10 to 15 degrees and upper 40s to 50s and not bad. you may have to break out that ugly christmas sweater if it applies for boxing day. i think you can get away with it. rain works in with areas of fog and lows in the low to mid-40s. let's look at the time line. this rain does come along with
we keep the snow to the north in new england and this is something to keep in mind if your travels take you north or already north and coming south through the next 48 hours. we get rain here in boston and southern new england, and then we get the colder air pushing in behind this cold front monday and stays with us for tuesday as temperatures. we get the sunshine on monday but also a very chilly breeze out of the northwest. >> how much rainfall are we expecting overnight tonight? looks like a quarter inch to half inch and there might be embedded downpours. don't be surprised if you are woken up by a quit bout of rain. i call tomorrow a fair travel day because of the snow in new england. and cold air is in place. a new system works in and a lot of variables that come into play
the east turning the rain in boston and for the entire event and we have to keep a close eye on this for tuesday and we can guarantee this. it will be messy driving around tuesday with snow expected inland and how much, we are trying to nail down the details and deep the snowflake on the 7 on 7 forecast and cooler temperatures kicking off the new year. >> thank you, bri. an oxford high school student has brand gnaw kicks for christmas thanks to his teammates on the basketball team who pulled their money together and bought him a pair of jordan sneakers and it is taken by a teammate and shows this teammate's reaction when he got that special present. an oxford teacher is holding out hope for the holidays. her daughter needs a custom van. it is an expensive and important tool and the community is trying to help grant this christmas wish.
their christmas campaign. >> i carle her out. and my house has stairs. >> amanda destefano has to do this for her daughter abbey with a neuromuscular disorder. >> she is unable to walk or talk. >> any time amanda leaves her house in rhode island she has to pick up abbey who weighs 50 pounds and does the same for her daughter's stroller, another 50-pound stroller. >> she is getting too heavy for me. amanda, a counselor, hopes her christmas wish is granted. a handicapped converted van. the family is trying to get one. the big problem, the cost. >> average 50 and $0,000. a fundraising site is set up raising around $18,000. amanda is looking to close the gap for abbey's safety and her own. >> honestly, if i fall and get hurt, who will take care of her
>> that's happened before. >> i couldn't push her up. he came running and picked her up off my face. hoping. easier. she would be safer. england. still ahead on 7news, surprise. a police officer gets very close to crashing his police car and we will tell you who caused the problem. giving the gift of life. how a postal worker helped a woman through a difficult time. stay with us.
after spending years on dialysis this man in upstate, new york is getting a life season. a new kidney thanks to who he call his christmas angel for making this all possible. 7's nancy chen has the story. >> reporter: bob put this sign on his truck three years ago leading him to his saving grace and now is changing it. >> from i need a kidney to i got a kidney. under that i will put. i believe in miracles and angels because i know one. >> that angel is kim, a postal
to bob less than a month ago. despite knowing nothing about him she volunteered to be his living organ donor. bob's rare kidney disease was on a steep decline deteriorating his body. >> i had a donor lined up in may and for one reason for another it didn't work out and i kind of lost hope for a little while. >> kim gave him a kid nigh and both on the fast track to recovery. >> i am healthy and fine and on the mend. it is definitely something that forever changed my life in a good way. >> as soon as we put it in and connected it, it started working immediately. it was meant to be there. >> it was meant to be. they describe how they met after the transplant was finished. >> we hugged. >> not many words were said. it was a hug. >> you didn't need words to express the moment for sure.
>> a bond and chemistry felt, i believe by both of us. >> i think our kidneys tried to do a polish polka. >> their friendship is full of polish pride. doctors say he will make a full recovery, no dialysis. >> reporter: nancy chen, 7news. coming up next on 7news today in new england a phone call that's out of this world. what happens when an astronaut dials the wrong number. and cardinal o'malley spreading holiday cheer to
spreading christmas cheer to more than 350 people on christmas day. the boston's cardinal serving lunch and holding a special prayer service for those in need. 7's jennifer eagan was there with more on the festivities. >> reporter: christmas morning cardinal sean o'malley bestowed blessings on those in boston. he thanked those who serve the homeless who serve here. >> we are grateful to those at saint francis house who carle on that same love of god and neighbor we see reflected in this wonderful institution. >> reporter: a message very much in keeping with the christmas season. it is also election season and the cardinal was asked about a message not so inclusive in
total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> i would say merry christmas and ask him to reflect on what the christmas message is. >> reporter: then cardinal o'malley came to the cathedral of the holy cross in the south bend to celebrate a special christmas mass. >> christmas is about joy. so often people don't know the difference between happiness and having fun. >> we live in a culture so addicted to entertainment and having fun and yet sometimes it is very hollow. >> instead cardinal o'malley asked those at the mass to focus on their community and love all and all year. >> christmas, if you look at the manger it is not the commercialism and the gifts it is just love. the only cause for the happiness is that love and connectedness and that's what we want people to rediscover at christmas time. >> reporter: jennifer eagan 7news.
new england, avoiding the blue christmas and keeping their spirits bright. thieves tearing through a local family's house and believe it or not stole all the gifts. a community rallied together to help bring this family holiday cheer. dry through the day today and rain moves in overnight and staying fairly mild until a cold start to next week. the forecast coming up. also ahead a federal investigation after a fire broke out at a texas mosque. why authorities are calling this
a tense standoff ends in a fiery way in everett. how police finally talked this day. a brazen thief breaking into a home in florida stealing thousands of dollars worth stuff all while the homeowner was lying in bed steps away. a christmas community steps up to bring the holidays to a family who lost so much. this is 7news today in new england. good morning. it is 8:30. thank you for joining us on saturday morning. i'm kris anderson. >> let's get over to meteorologist brie brie with a peek of our forecast. mild weather continues. >> it really does, it will feel cooler today. we had record smashers working our way through christmas eve and yesterday some records that
the current temperature cooler out there. 43 in boston and points west of the city. temperatures they don't move a whole lot. we will see a 10-degree range in daily temperatures. relatively cooler and that's why i have it in coats. warm for december standards upper 40s to near 50 degrees for highs 46 for worcester, 48 for the city of boston and peaks of sunshine and we will stay dry through the day and rain doesn't move through until we have areas of fog and watch what happens with the temperature. a boost tomorrow and sharp drop-off kicking off the workweek and 36 for the high monday and possibly even snow, ice and rain for tuesday. we will cover that in more detail in a few minutes. >> let's take a look at the day's top stories and tense standoff. police responded to reports of shots fired at noon christmas day.
was barricaded in his home. bangs could be heard from coming from the home. after a six hour standoff he finally surrendered. look at this. flames bursting out of this home when it caught fire. the fire was put out and nobody was hurt. a milford man and woman found dead on christmas. police say their home had monoxide. officials say a faulty burner in co leak. two in an adjacent apartment were rushed to the hospital as a result. a caring community coming together to help save christmas for a family. thieves targeted a single mother and five children ransacking the closet taking the christmas gifts thanks to a grinch. thanks to you her children got the christmas they deserved. susan tran has more from dorchester on the happy ending.
home not one but two christmas trees brought by fems who felt they needed them more. >> they are my world. >> . >> reporter: there was plenty to open on christmas morning. >> boston police, ems and perfect strangers brought board games, baby dolls and trucks for colleen's five children replacing what a thief stole three days ago. >> they are just good people who wanted to help and put a smile on the kids face. >> she came home and found the presents for her kids stolen and making matters worse they had to move because of safety reasons on christmas eve. >> to have nothing or no tree under the tree i thought about it after and they must have really needed it. i would never take from children. i would never want a child to wake up with nothing under the tree. >> santa in the form of an
made sure this christmas was indeed merry and bright. >> to see the expression on their face this morning was enough for me. i just -- it's priceless. >> reporter: susan tran 7news today in new england. we are following more news today. a historic bridge collapsing in indiana. officials say there was this truck driving across the bridge when all of a sudden it collapsed. the truck was six times over the weight limit for the bridge built in 1880. nobody was hurt and it is safe to say that bridge won't be rubble and debris are all that remain of a texas mosque. flames broke out at this mosque fire so intense firefighters stayed out in fear of a roof collapse. 200 were inside for prayers an hour before the fire started. police there and people can't believe what happened to that place of worship.
people look for peace and people look for solutions and people communicate and it is very, very sad. >> federal investigators say the fire is suspicious and they are looking into a cause. no injuries were reported. caught on camera. a holiday heist on christmas eve. surveillance video caught this man breaking into a home and took thousands of dollars worth of valuables. >> police say homeowners were home at the time and didn't realize they were being robbed until it was too late. 7's sheldon fox has the story. >> how long was he in the house. >> at least 30 minutes, 40 minutes. >> he is talking about the ultimate unwanted holiday houseguest. >> he took presents. he took electronics. he took jewelry. >> look at him acting like he just owns the place and casually tours the coconut grove shipping
morning with grab bag in hand and collects valuables. oh, yeah. this crucifix-wearing crook did it as the man and woman much the house watched tv in the bed. >> think he knew you were in the house. >> i think he did. he avoided the master bedroom and disconnected a camera and was very quiet. >> the homeowner said he was unaware the man was in the home until he left and checked the video and saw the burglar strolling to where the licker is kept and the surveillance camera gets a straight away look at the mug. >> he looks at the camera, disconnected the camera, unplugged it and took it. >> he grabbed expensive jewelry before leaving with an estimated 100 grand of belongings. >> he scaled the wall and used a tool during his grinchly break-in and cops say this is
monday police released security footage of bearded long-haired mischief maker and last saturday he enters the condominium garage, gets a soda, uses the water fountain as a urinal and burglarizes or vandalizes more than a dozen vehicles. police tell 7news this could be the same guy. >> the video we provided they were quickly aware of who he was. a thief and christmas drag. >> reporter: that was 7's sheldon fox reporting. police are still searching for the suspect and offering a $1,000 reward for information leading up to his arrest. also on 7a, a police officer in louisiana crashed his car. the passenger is okay but has a story to tell and pictures to prove it. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a routine overknit patrol
until he came across a pepper like no other. >> i couldn't put handcuffs on. >> you may wonder who. >> who would do such a thing in a police cruiser on christmas eve. >> started picking the back of my head. >> this guy. that's who. >> as i was exiting the subdivision i felt something hit the left side of my face thinking it is a football or something and i felt scratching on the back of my head and some picking. >> that's right. an owl flew into his driver's side window and made him at home. >> slapped me with his wings and talons. >> the scenes captured on officer benjamin's body camera. only after was his defensive driving training put to good use. >> tried to keep control and went into a ditch. put it in park and got out and there he was chilling out in the car. >> thankfully no one was hut and
for this perp, he was in the wind. >> we rolled down the passenger side window and after 45 minutes he flew out. >> thanks to his fellow officers he has a permanent partner in crime for his ride alongs. >> that's my good luck charm. hopefully i won't have any more owl encounters. bet he got a hoot out of it. >> can you believe he was in the car 45 minutes. the officer got a tetanus shot and antibiotics just in case after being scratched and pecked by the owl. a british astronaut called the wrong number from outer space. astronaut tim peek arrived at the international space station last week and tried to make a call to earth and realized he dialed incorrectly. >> he tweeted i would like to apologize to the lady i called by mistake, hello, is this planet earth. >> pretty cool...i guess. crippling weather to a
we will take a look back at big national stories from 2015. haven't forgotten that winter. we have wintry weather on the way for us this week. a lot of questions still in play. i will tell you what i know coming up in the forecast. also ahead, we are talking football. patriots getting ready for the sunday showdown with one of
now 7 weather with meteorologist bri eggers. record breakers for christmas still a warm one yesterday and we really got this warm month on our hands here and still on track as the warmest december on record. we are running 11 degrees above average this deserves 3 exclamation points. that's incredible. cold and snow on the way. we might squeak out one or two below average days of the month of december but a warm december overall. only three times since recordkeeping began has boston recorded a high temperature on christmas 60 or above. yesterday made number 4. we didn't break any records. the high for boston was 62. current temperatures fairly cool as you step out the door, a jacket or sweater necessary mid-30s and norwood and
the low to mid-40s. >> we keep cloud cover with us through the better part of the day. a high, thin veil of clouds for the first part of the day and afternoon clouds thicken in and keep it cry into the overnight hours when we expect our rain. temperatures will be cooler today only compared to the last couple of days above average to the tune of 10 or 15 degrees and we should be at 38 for highs to be on track for the end of december and closer to 48 today and 50 bed fahd and norwood 51. rain moves in tonight areas of fog setting up. low to mid-40s. and watch what happens with the time line. the rain comes with the warm front and boost in temperatures for us. this is the only rain event for us. snow in northern new england and freezing rain expected there. traveling, if you are headed north into the next couple of
weather reports. >> and a sharp drop-off in temperatures from upper 50s sunday to mid-30s monday and we will feel that for sure and might hurt. >> a quarter inch to up to a half? >> a: and could be embedded downpours there. wet roads sunday. i give it a fair travel day in northern new england. tuesday looks to be the issue here. >> cold air that's enforced from high pressure to the north. we have the system that moves in from the south. this looks to be a warm system. this is what i expect. we have a chance for snow northwest of 495. wintry mix likely and turning to rain in the afternoon. what i can guarantee tuesday will be a mess for the morning commute and possibly the evening commute and we will watch it closely in the next few days. >> bri, thank you. in national news a lot happened from shootings in the
it made our nation pause and reflect and 2015 saw historic changes in the u.s. and historic trips to our country. here is 7's adam williams for a look back at memorable moments and impacted them. 7's top 7. headlines. in san bernardino one tied to terrorism. 14 killed, 2 injured when a husband and wife went on a shooting spree at a county-run holiday event. >> it was a normal day and next thing you know we heard a boom and kept going and going. >> it was bad. >> they were talking about jihad and martyrdom. in south carolina, hate, they sat down to bible study at the ame church shot and killing 9. >> these people were in church. >> the next morning the gunman
silence and this. >> the grace victims families showed echoed by the president. amazing grace for the last time, the confederate flag came down from capitol. >> hopefully, the emanuel 9 are looking down and feeling proud today. >> another flag was flying across the nation. the supreme court ruled same-sex america. >> we do not tolerate laws that disadvantage people because of who they are. >> while there were glitches same-sex couples were allowed to marry in all 50 states. >> you may kiss your bride. >> the search was on this summer for upstate, new york when two prisoners convicted of murderess escaped. they had help from a woman who worked at the prison. three weeks later one was found in the area.
two days later the other was shot and taken into custody. >> today ends with good news. these were really dangerous, dangerous men. >> police actions were under fire and in baltimore the death of freddie gray set off riots. >> the freddie gray situation was the straw that broke the camel's back. >> the teen died in police custody after being arrested. kays later sycamores were charged in connection with his death. >> we have probable cause to file criminal charges. >> an officer in south carolina faces charges after shooting and killing a suspect. >> mother nature was busy in 2015. it was a winter that wouldn't quit from snow in the northeast to record cold in the south. springtime in texas heavy rains made for flash floods and desperate rescues. still more shoot neglects america. lafayette, louisiana two women killed, 9 injured when a shooting showing amy schumer's
>> at umpqua community college a classmate killed nine before killing himself. >> dispatch as many ambulances as possible. a man opened fire at a planned parenthood. a native and competitive figure skater. >> your paths go different ways, you hear news like this and transformed into that time. >> in virginia, a shooting on camera, a young tv reporter and photographer killed when a former employee stalked and killed the two in the middle of a live shot. >> my heart is broken. in september, a visit by the pope, the first trip to the u.s. for francis. >> i hope to listen to and share many hopes and dreams of the american people. >> no limo for this pontiff. his tiny fiat and message took washington, new york and philadelphia by storm. francis age 78 kissing babies,
hope to america. >> may god bless you all. god bless america. >> a lot happened this year. 7's adam williams reporting. at 11:00 we will look back at the most important international stories in the past year. stay with us because we have so much more coming up this morning on 7news today in new england
with trey daerr. football is a business. you get reminded that on occasions like this. patriots releasing cleveland on christmas day. the roster move to make room for corner back troy hill claiming waivers from cincinnati. practice squad as soon as he clears waivers. the 5th rapinged defense in the nfl allowing under 20 points per game this year ranking 3rd in the league with 28 take aways and the defense features revis. a guy tom brady faced every player in the league when they
>> he is a great player. i think he does a lot of things really well and it is fun to watch him play. he has a very unique style and locks his guy down. i think that's impressive to do it as many years as he has. >> the bruins hosting former bu terrier jack ikeel and buffalo sabres coming up tonight. that's it for sports. have a great day. >> boston bruins forward david pasternak sharing this holiday video his dog apple opening up her christmas gift. the bruins winger offered help unwrapping it and apple went to town trying to tear apart that stuffed monkey. pretty cute. you can catch pasternak and bruins on 7 nbc. puck drops at 1 a.m. new year's day and find complete coverage
not another harvey blunder. he made a harvey with headlines of gaffe of hosting the miss universe pageant. miss universe host accidentally announced the wrong winner. harvey took to the stage and apologized for his mistake and crowned the wrong contestant and he will likely return to host the pageant next year. still ahead on 7news today in new england. the big surprise for a single head. a fiery conclusion to a christmas standoff in everett. how police finally convince this had man inside to come out with his hands up. you are watching 7news praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist.
christmas chaos in one everett neighborhood. a man surrendered finally. look at this. his house burst into flames. we will tell you what happened here. two found dead and another two rushed to the hospital. tragedy. christmas lights were not on in this brockton community. a car slams into a pole. disappeared. wild weather leaving a path of destruction in the south after states. england. good morning. it is 9:00 saturday morning. your day.
we will have those stories and more on today in new england. warmer winter weather continues and gradually getting to the colder side. let's get to bri eggers with the forecast. >> relatively cooler and well above average. temperatures in the low to mid-40s in most spots. we don't climb lower. we could hit 50 and low 50s for some locations you can see the sunshine breaking out in locations a high, thin veil of clouds and clouds thicken in. this is cooler of two we could days. i want to run through the time line. today clouds move in and rain comes with a warm front. we keep the snow to the north for today and tonight and into tomorrow. rainfall for us. quarter inch to half inch and cool air rushing in behind this cool front for monday and that
wet roads sunday and snow in northern new england a fair travel day. good travel monday. it will be cold and sunshine and tuesday we are watching really closely. it could be our first significant winter event for the season. a lot of details to narrow down. i will let you know in my forecast in a few minutes. right now investigators trying to figure out what happened after an hours long standoff came to an end with a fire. this is video of the everett man coming out with his hands up before police took him down. >> shortly before he gave up flames started shooting out his neighborhood sky. officials want to know what happened inside and hearing from neighbors to see what the commotion was all about. kelli o'hara has the latest. >> hands up. hands up. >> with his hands raised walking slowly out of his summer street
lavoine surrendering to police after an intense six hoff hourlong standoff. moments later his everett home exploding into flames forcing the s.w.a.t. team back and firefighters running to >> officers observed flames and came to the front porch. the fire was going at this point >> the standoff began just afternoon of this holiday after neighbors reported sounds of gunfire turning christmas day into chaos for this community. >> a big bang. >> what did you think when you heard the bank. >> i thought it was an m-80 from the americas. shots were fired. >> one of his friends told me his mother passed away and strange stuff coming out of the house. >> for hours guns pointing trying to talk to the 53-year-old man barricaded inside only coming out once
7news was able to see. get the [bleep] out. moments later the everett man saw us and proclaimed his innocence. >> i hurt no one. i have done nothing to anyone. they broke into my house illegally. i didn't shoot anybody. >> lavoine didn't come out until the standoff ruined the neighbors holiday. >> i don't want to see s.w.a.t. out here. not on christmas day. not any day. >> kelli o'hara, 7news, today in new england. also this morning two are killed and another two hospitalized after a holiday tragedy in milford. a carbon monoxide leak looks to be what killed two people inside the apartment and police are sharing more information on where they believe the leak came from. tim caputo has more on what investigators found. >> neighbors say no one heard from the couple all christmas morning.
were found dead in their bed. two in the adjacent apartment were rushed to the hospital when milford police and fire arrived in the prospect heights neighborhood they found elevated carbon monoxide in the house. a faulty furnace is likely to be blamed for the leak. they deemed two apartments uninhabitable and the leak originated on the right. odorless gas seeped to both sides. they kept windows open because it was warm and that might have saved their lives. >> reporter: tim caputo, 7news today in new england. we are following more news today in hanover. >> crews worked to rescue a driver and the car overturned in the middle of the road on union street before 5 p.m. no word on injuries. a house in rhode island goes
the fire so intense one person jumped through the window to escape the fire. fire crews rescued nine in this cranston home. investigators do not know how the fire started. the only person hurt was the man who jumped through the window. he had cuts and was treated on the scene. >> you can see the damage to the house. the home is a total loss. a gofundme page has been created to help the family who lost everything. >> local police officers are asking for donations of clothes and other essential items. >> dangerous drive knocking power to hundreds when an s.u.v. goes off the road snapping the power pole on impact. the driver and passenger took off after the crash. you do oh down. kimkimberly bookman has the story. >> the food is still safe. >> expecting company for christmas the harrington's were
ruined if there's no power in the house. >> my wife wanted to get the turkey in there. i think we will make it. >> a car crashed into this pole in
brockton knocking out power to 300 customers. the outage threw many for a loop. >> if it was snow outside you kind of expect that and prepare yourself for it. it was unexpected. >> especially for business owner abdul. he chose to open and make money on this holiday only to find out power. milk. all the steady product. >> police say the two people in the car causing the crash ran off and left the car behind. >> crews spent the holiday on the scene. in about six hours got most of the power back on. >> turning what could have been a lump of coal into christmas conversation gold. >> see, this is what happened on my christmas day.
in new england. switching gears to weather now. across the country wild weather is whipping through the south. the national weather service confirming a christmas day tornado touched down near birmingham, alabama. we have video of the wreckage left behind. the buildings and homes torn to rubble. officials are not sure how many people were displayed. the mayor declared a state of emergency flash flooding and other issues with the tornadoes. in mississippi families spent christmas day with what's left of their homes searching for personal belongings coping with devastation left behind by the tornadoes. rain pounded southern states making it difficult for rescue crews to find survivors. >> one community is coming together to help those displayed and donations continue pouring in. >> when something happened like
>> make it a lot better. we came out with the clothes on our backs. >> the death toll has risen to 15 killed by the storms and the threat isn't over. flash flooding expected across the south through the end of the weekend. wild weather of a different kind out west. colorado dealing with seasonable problems. record amount of snow in the city of grand junction as of 2:30 p.m. yesterday they received almost five inches of snow making it the snowiest christmas on record. in boston the polar opposite. we are waiting to see the first snowflakes of the season. still ahead on 7news today in new england friday was packed with christmas celebrating across the globe. how troops celebrated in the middle east. we didn't break the record yesterday. it will be going down in history as the second warmest christmas on record for boston. >> we will turn the warm weather into winter-like weather in the forecast ahead.
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>> yes. it's been relatively cooler days. 62 the high. record was 65. 1964. christmas. the second warmest christmas on record now. three times in recorded history we have had a christmas temperature of 60-plus in boston yesterday makes number 64. and significant number. normal high 39. we were so far above that the last couple of days. current temperatures low to mid-40s. we have a couple of mid to upper 30s in jaffrey, orange a little chilly and temperatures don't move a whole lot through the day. we had the cloud cover and peaks through the day today. we have to wait overnight for wet weather to turn back on. cooler temperatures and relative. we have had warm temperatures. will you notice the temperatures
48 for boston. 10 degrees above normal. 50 for bedford. 51 norwood are the highs this afternoon. >> tonight the rain moves in. areas of fog likely and lows in the low to mid-40s. here is what's happening with the time line. it is rain for us. it comes with a warm front. this gives a boost in temperatures and notice where the snow is in northern new england. this is significant if you have travel plans coming north. keep it in mind in the overknit hours and tomorrow as a well and colder air charging in for monday and this might hurt with the northwesterly breeze and highs in the mid-30s and you will definitely notice a different. maybe santa brought you a new coat and you will get to use that next week. quarter inch to half inch and can't rule out the potential for localized spots for downpours.
you can see the advisories and warnings in play for again, tonight and tomorrow and freezing rain advisory. that's all in northern new england. i posted a picture of that on twitter if you want to take a closer look. that's why i give it a fair travel day for sunday. tuesday we have to watch. cold air is in place. it rushes in monday and stays in place monday night. we have a system from the south. the system comes with warm air upstairs. that's a detail that will come into play and determine what we see. i am more concerned with freezing rain event for tuesday morning commute rather than snow piling up fast and furiously and we see a couple of areas that get a few inches of snow before we get a wintry mix and changing to rain for later in the day as well. i guarantee this tuesday looks like a mess starting the day
as well and getting into 2016 us. thank you, bri. we will be ready. christmas celebrations for u.s. troops overseas men and women enjoying a special holiday meal in kuwait. the deputy commanding general of operations was one of the many meal. a gesture to recognize troops for their service. >> it is important to go out and many soldiers deployed multiple times during christmas holidays and/or holidays. we want to thank them for their service and tell them we appreciate what they do for our army and our nation. >> the troops deployed to kuwait are there to provide support for the u.s. fight against isis. coming up at 9:30 santa for hire plans busted on christmas. why he nighted help getting his sleigh to its "final destination 5" first up, a story about a
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here>> that small piece of scripture took on a literal meaning at calvary church. >> calvary church, i want you to give a christmas gift. >> with the congregation looking on barbara moore and two daughters got the good news of great joy changing their lives forever. >> this christmas morning you and your daughters will be waking up in your very own apartment. overcome with emotion the family shared a tearful embrace on stage. far from that point this single mom was all smiles as
she got to unlock the present of a lifetime. wow! >> a fully furnished apartment is a step up from the motel the family has been living in over a year. >> not having enough food. >> all that now changes. her daughter's destiny and elise have a new room to share, a living room to watch tv and
>> it is a struggle. i thank god he has blessed us. >>
i hung in there. >> and the pastor heard her story he knew the congregation would answer the call. >> we have kingdom builders and looking for opportunities to share the love of god through their generosity. >> that you made this holiday soap one to remember for barbara and daughters and started moving in right away. got to move stuff in. most definitely cook. >> a meal she will serve in her very own home for the holidays. >> jadiann thompson, 7news. this is the third gift church members have helped get a new home this holiday season. coming up patriots will see their foes taking on this guy the jets star giving tv 12 big problems on passioning plays. >> coming up next not a christmas present you hear about every day.
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all he can for those in need. >> the first year after my wife died i drove around the city and saw the people coming out of these homeless shelters, no place to go, no place to celebrate. no money. no friends. and i said i want to do what i can to cheer them up a little bit. >> he is doing that each and every year and hoping people will see this giving spirit and do the same thing themselves next year. coming up also, a husband giving the gift of life this holiday season. he gave his wife eye kidney. she has been battling kidney disease and the couple from iowa made a shocking discovery they share the same blood type. the transplant was a success and now the husband says he had ulterior motives. >> to me it is a selfish
i want to spend more time with her. and i wanted it to be quality time rather than worrying about being hooked up to a dialysis machine or how it impacts her life. >> they get to do that now thanks to the selfless act. the couple is healthy and feeling great. next up on 7news today in new england a holiday heist almost ruins a family's christmas until the community stepped up with support they could never have expected. our warm weather turning wintry. we will cover details we know for tuesday coming up in the forecast. we will take a look at how cardinal sean o'malley celebrated christmas day with
plus a community comes together to give an uxbridge girl the help she needs. a device to help make her holiday wish come true. a police officer crashes his patrol car. who or what to blame for that crash. this is 7news today in new england. >> by that picture you can probably guess. welcome. thanks for sticking with us. details about that and so much more straight ahead on 7news today in new england. >> first we know you want to get outside and enjoy this mild weather. let's get to bri eggers. >> if you got outside for christmas day yesterday maybe you noticed some bugs, some blooms and seasonal confusion is what we have been calling it for the last few days. it will be cooler 46 boston. 42 bedford. 41 worcester. temperatures don't move a whole lot but we
degrees. this will be the cooler of the two weekend days and it looks dry for the day today. overnight tonight when we see rain working and another temperature boost. look at the time line here. here comes the warm front pushing in the rain into the overnight hours into early tomorrow morning. snow in northern new england and even freezing rain expected for the areas. keep that in mind for travel. colder air surging in on monday and looks like winter will finally make an appearance. we will cover it in more details in a few minutes. >> here is a look at top stories. an intense standoff with police in everett. here was the scene of the standoff. police responded to shots fired and this 53-year-old man barricaded himself inside hits home on summer street. bangs could be heard from inside the house. after the six hour standoff the man finally surrendered.
flames out and nobody was hurt. police say the man had three guns with him. milford man and woman found dead in their bed yesterday. miss say the couple had elevated carbon monoxide. a faulty burner in the basement is likely to blame for the co leak. two people in the basement were rushed to the hospital. a caring community coming together to save christmas for a local family after a closet filled with christmas presents was ransacked in their home. all the gifts taken away. the thieves targeted the single mother and five kids forced to move as a result thanks to an outpouring of result for the community and it was a merry christmas after all. susan tran has more on the story. >> to colleen fritz new dorchester home not one but two christmas trees brought by different families who knew her family needed them more. >> my kids are my world.
>> there was plenty to open on christmas morning. >> boston police, ems and perfect strangers brought board games, baby dolls and trucks for colleen's five children replacing what a thief stole three days ago. >> they are good people who wanted to help and put a smile on the kids' face. tuesday colleen came to her mattapan home and found all presents for the kids stolen. they had to move because of safety reasons on christmas eve. >> to have nothing or no tree or nothing under the tree is -- after i thought about it afternoon, wow they must have really needed it because i would never take from children. i would never want a child to tree. >> santa in the form of an entire community stepped forward making sure this christmas was indeed merry and bright. >> to see the expression on their face this morning was enough for me. i just -- it's priceless.
today in new england. also on 7 an uxbridge teacher is holding out hope for the holiday spirit. her daughter is battling a rare disorder and needs a custom van to help her get around. it is obviously expensive tool and the community is getting together to help grant the family this christmas wish. john spoke to the family about this christmas campaign. >> i carle her out. my house as you see has stairs. >> amanda day steph on has to do this for her daughter. >> she is not able to walk, talk. she is a fantastic sitter. >> any time amanda leaves her house she has to pick up abbey who weighs 50 pounds and put her in the car and same for her daughter's stroller, another 50-pound pick up. >> she is getting too heavy for me to lift. >> that's why amanda is hoping
handicapped converted van. the family has been trying to get one for a year now. the big problem is the cost. >> average is 50 to $60,000. >> a fundraising site is set up for abbey raising $18,000. amanda is looking to close the own. >> if i fall and get hurt who sense. >> that's happened before. >> her belly landed on my face and i couldn't push her up. he came running and picked her up off my face. >> for
abbey, amanda keeps hoping. >> physically it is easier and make it safer. >> 7news today in new england. new details on a story we have been following. the company formerly owned by one of the most hated men in nasdaq. they fired the former c.e.o. martin chiarelli.
misappropriating funds at different drug companies. no word on his plans to appeal the decision. we are following more
news today a historic bridge collapsing in indiana and had help. officials say a huge truck was driving over the bridge when it gave way. crews worked to clean up the damage. the truck weighs six times over the limit for the bridge. probably not a smart move for the truck going over the bridge. >> a bomb goes off at a mosque in bangladesh killing one and injuring dozens of others. officials believe the person who died was the suicide bomber. isis claiming responsibility for the attack. bangladesh experienced a series attacks on temples and mosques. rescuers working frantically to save miners trapped when a tunnel collapsed. officials believe 11 miners have been pulled from the mine and 18 are still trapped.
with the trapped miners. pulling them out could cause a second collapse. rescued miners suffered trauma and fractures. caught on camera, not something you see every day. trouble for santa claus on his christmas delivery run on his way to deliver gifts when his car instead of sled overheated bursted into flames. firefighters responded and put the fire out. the man was not injured and made it to his destination with gifts in hand thanks to a different kind of red sleigh, the fire truck. they gave him a ride. great to see they finished his mission. a police officer in louisiana crashed his patrol car in christmas eve because of this unwelcomed passenger. he is okay and so is the owl. he has quite a story to tell and pictures to prove it. >> it was supposed to be a routine overnight troll for a louisiana police officer until he came across a perp like no other. >> one i couldn't exactly put
>> you may wonder who. >> oh, man clawed at my shirt. >> who would do something a thing on a police cruise other christmas eve. this guy. that's who. >> as i was exiting the subdivision going about 10 miles an hour i felt something hit the left side of my face. maybe it is a football and then i felt scratching and picking. >> that's right. an owl flew into his open driver's side window and made himself at home. >> slapped me with his wings and kept on going with talons. >> the scene capture odd his body camera. >> there's an owl in the unit. >> after was his defensive driver training put to good use. >> tried to keep control of my car, avoided some trees and went into the ditch and parked the car and there he was chilling out in the car. >> thankfully, no one was hurt and only minor damage to the cruiser. as far as the perp, he is in the
>> we rolled down the passenger window and after 45 minutes he moved out. >> he has a permanent partner in crime for the late night ride along. >> hopefully, i don't have to have any more owl encounters. i bet he got a hoot out of it. >> loved the pun. >> bri eggers had a pet owl. >> he had a tetanus shot and antibiotics and doing okay. still ahead, checking in with boston's own cardinal sean o'malley and taking a look how he spent his christmas day serving up holiday spirit. bri, about the owl. >> we had pet everything. pet skunk, pet owl, pet calves. >> coming up next we have a lot to talk about as far as tuesday
who coined the term "side bread?" because there's nothing "side" about this bread. it may look like the moon. but it's the star of the show. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. chalkboard. but listen to this: that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough.
>> we will kind of graduate. maybe a jacket and coat monday, will you need it. wait and see the temperatures we are in store for us. relatively cooler. rain works its way tonight. snow, ice and rain and still a lot of details we have to make clear before tuesday arrives. i can guarantee you it looks like a messy tuesday. we will talk about it in more detail in a second. 1 below average day for the entire month and running 11 degrees above average. that's absolutely incredible. still on track to go down as the warmest december on record. current temperatures low to mid-40s. we have clouds out there but call them bright clouds because it is sort of that thin veil of high clouds allowing for filtered sunshine to make it through. temperatures don't rise a whole lot. wind from the north switching to
rain moves in this evening tonight and areas of fog to form here's what's happening with the rain time line. warm front comes with it. a boost in temperatures tomorrow and notice where the snow stays freezing rain a possibility for northern new hampshire and maine to. if that's part of your travel plans tonight and tomorrow. roads look better for monday and looks colder for monday. we will call that a good travel day. a good day to be inside the car with the heater on fair tomorrow and tuesday quite a mess. how much rain on tap quarter to half? >> a: and spots that get heavier rainfall. 57 sunday to 36 for a high monday and what a transition with the temperature. the cold air is in place and a day before the new system works its way in.
cold air and rain and wet weather could mean snow for us. it could mean freezing rain and generally seeing snow outside of 495. it could be fast and furious wintry mix and changing to rain for the afternoon. how much snow and another detail we will nail down. we have a couple of details. keep it with 7news and we will keep you informed every step of the way. cardinal sean o'malley spreading christmas cheer to 350 people. boston's cardinal serving lunch with a special prayer service for those in need. jennifer eagan has more on the festivities. >> christmas morning cardinal sean o'malley bestowed blessings on volunteers and staff at saint francis house in boston and thanked those who served homeless that stay there. >> we are grateful at saint
>> and god reflected in this wonderful institution. a message keeping with the christmas season. >> it is also election season and the cardinal was asked about a message that is not so inexclusive. >> donald trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> i would say merry christmas and ask to reflect what the christmas message is. >> cardinal o'malley came to the cathedral of the holy cross in the south end to celebrate a special christmas mass. >> christmas is about joy. so often people don't know the difference between happiness and having fun. >> we live in a culture so addicted to entertainment and having fun and yet sometimes it is hollow. instead, cardinal o'malley asked those to focus on the new year. >> christmas, if you look at the
commercialism and the gifts it is just love. the only cause for happiness is love and connectedness. that's what we want people to rediscover at christmas time. >> reporter: jennifer eagan 7news today in new england. still ahead, we are taking you to the football field where pats are preparing for a showdown tomorrow with the jets. why new york's defense could be a big problem for tv 12 and pats. in the buzz steve harvey poking fun at himself on-line. the comedian 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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team entering week 16 with 5th ranked defense in the nfl allowing under 20 points per game and opportunistic group ranking 3rd with 28 take aways and the defense features derrell revis. tom brady faced every single year in the league except last year when they shared the field with the superbowl trophy. >> he is just a great player. i think he is -- does a lot of things really well and it is fun to watch him play. he has a unique style but he certainly locks his guy down. that's pretty impressive to do it as many years as he has. >> and the bruins hosting bu terrier hobbyy baker award winner and buffalo sabres coming up tonight. that's it for sports. have a great day. coming up next in "the buzz" taylor swift headed for the mountains. we will look at where the star
>> merry swift-mas featuring pop sensation taylor swift and deejay calvin harris. the two spent the holiday season together vacationing in the mountains. the christmas from their christmas eve. you can check that off the list. let's check the weekend forecast from bri eggers no skiing or going through snow in boston. >> nope. we are relatively warm today and cooler in the last couple of days and winter on the way for us getting into tuesday. cold air is in place. a system comes from the southwest wreaking havoc in parts of texas today and tomorrow as well. >> cold air colliding with wet system could mean some snow and freezing rain and it could mean a winter remix. i tell you, it will mean a messy commute tuesday morning. >> here is what i am thinking generally speaking, amounts we
lately that the ground is mild. unless the snow falls fast and furiously it will have a hard time piling up. >> 7 on 7 forecast looks like a chilly start to the new year. again. thank you, bri. >> thanks for joining us on today in new england. >> i'm kris anderson. whdh.com. we will see you back here tomorrow morning. provided by u.s. captioning