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a car sla intootionhe front of a building before the driver takes off. >> sarah: plus the patriots picking up their third loss of the year. this morning the coach trying to clear up some coins to confusion. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: a lot of people talking about that one. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm nancy chen. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. it was a wet and rainy weekend. now we're getting ready for winter to make its way into new england. december might have had some record-high temperatures, but it's going out with a bang. snow and rain already on its way setting up what could be a tricky tuesday morning commute for many people out there. eggers with more. >> bri: sarah and nancy, that's the one thing i can guarantee, a very big mess into tomorrow morning for that morning commute. mostly sunny for us today, but you'll notice that colder air already in police for us, a chilly breeze that will make our finally arrived. we're watching with that cold air in place for us already as that wet weather comes in.
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most if not all of us. and then we get a changeover to more of a wintry mix. sleet, we're not ruling out freezing rain either. beth of those things can cause for very slick travel as well as the snow. and then changing over to rain as we make it into the mid-day hours i think by 1:00 p.m. most of us are seeing wet weather rather than white. but how much of the white stuff are we expecting? where that cold air wants to linger, three to six inch, merrimack valley, northern worcester county, 1 to 3 inches before the changeover happens, and a coating to one, all rain as you get down to the south coast. the tricky thing here is once you get that sleet that piles on top of the snow, it can compact those totals. so we're not talking fluff factor, but we are talking very slick drives tomorrow morning. more on this and the forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. no problems out there yet. look outside. the expressway, traffic flowing nicely. to the maps from the braintree split into boston expressway,
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south of town, route 24, 95, route 3, no issues to tell you about. the pike is fine, wide open, all green back out to framingham into boston eastbound on the pike. route 1 and 93, no delays to tell you about there yet either. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door, the expressway, the split to the tunnel, ten minutes. no delays on the pike. into town from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> stores are stocking up with shovels and ice melt as we await our first batch of winter weather this season. we're still waiting to see just how much snow we'll get before the storm changes over to rain. >> christa: but crews are getting ready for whatever is coming our way. let's go out live to kris anderson in weston. kris, those salters will be filling untoday for tomorrow's commute. >> kris: they're going to be busy for the first time, nancy. in fact, these are familiar sights right here. this time of year those two giant salt piles here in weston.
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anticipation for tomorrow's snowfall expected to be first measurable snowfall in massachusetts. crews will be using this salt to then get the roadways ready to be salted and treated in anticipation of that snow that will be falling. while they're taking care of roadways, you have to take care of yourself, and that means getting rid of all the snow on your driveway and the sidewalks out in front. so that had people flocking to stores yesterday, stocking up on things like shovels and bags of salt and ice melt. and when the first snowfall, which by the way, again, a reminder, just a day away, hits, the salt will be flying off the store shelves quickly. >> last year we sold out of stuff very, very quickly, but we were prepared. we had plenty of stock. we're ready to go. i say bring it. this warm weather is nice, but it's new england. we need the cold. we need a little snow, not too much, nothing like last year. i'm ready for it. >> kris: snow starts tomorrow. the fun starts today for dot.
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with the salt and de-icing mixtures, getting the roads treated and ready to go so when that snow starts falling they have a head start the try to possible. that's the story out here live in weston, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: chris, thank you. tomorrow morning we'll have complete storm course coverage to start your day. jeremy and bri will track the storm as it moves in and danielle will keep an eye on the road conditions. we'll also have reporters in the field. we get started tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. right now heavy rain is making clean-up difficult in the dallas area after strong tornadoes swept through, killing at least 11 people and leaving a 40-mile stretch of damage. dozens of others were injured when nine twisters touched down on saturday. the national weather service says an ef-4 tore through the city of garland with winds up to 200mph. about 1500 homes were damaged or destroyed in the state. on the other side of the state,
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well as new mexico and the oklahoma panhandle are dealing with blizzard conditions. blowing and drifting snow have shut down major highways. know drifts in some spots could reach ten feet tall. tens of thousands of people are without power. more than a foot of snow is expected in some places. further north? 13 people died from flooding in parts of the plains and midwest. flash floods swept several vehicles away. missouri's governor declared a state of emergency. he's asking people the stay off the roads because of the dangerous driving conditions. >> sarah: and breaking news out of lynn this morning, the front of a building smashed in after a car goes crashing right through the front wall. and then the driver took off. 7's nicole oliverio is live in lynn now with the breaking details. nicole? >> nicole: nancy, we're still trying to figure out what happened, but lynn police say they're still looking for the driver of the car. if i step out of the way, you can see the damage this driver did as crews work to clean up
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if car ran through the walnut street coffee cafe . what we know is this call came in a as a traffic stop. it appears that driver did not want to stop. what we don't know is what police were looking for that driver for orxactly what happened, but that driver crashed right through the front of this cafe and opened up a huge wall right in front of the building now just bricks laying everywhere. as you take a live look, once again you can see the crews now trying to figure out exactly how to board up this building. now the good news is obviously there was nobody inside at the time. so no one was hurt. again, lynn police still searching for that driver. we're live in lynn, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning police are searching for two armed robbers in worcester. they say two hispanic men with guns walked into mcguire's lounge early sunday morning. one man demanded the bar tender give him money from the cash register while the other fired a
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they ran away and thankfully no one was hurt. >> nancy: happening later today, the two women accused of making up a story about see manning throw a baby into the merrimack river in haverhill will be in court. a 42-year-old woman and her 23-year-old daughter are set to be charged with misleading a police investigation and filing false report. officers say the woman claimed a man threw a baby into the water on christmas eve. police later determined that was not true. and quincy credit union is restricting all debit card and atm authorizations until noon today after dozens of people say they were victims of fraudulent transactions over the weekend. in a message posted on facebook sunday, the credit union says it will return any money taken from those accounts as soon as possible. developing this morning, firefighters are gaining ground on a wind-whipped wildfire in southern california and hope to have it fully contained by tomorrow. about 1,00 acres have burned so
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the concern moving forward is the possibility of land slides if heavy rain falls on the hills out there. that fire started friday night after a power line was brought down in strong winds. >> now to the race for the white house. republican front-runner donald trump returns to new hampshire tonight. trump will attend a campaign rally at a middle school in nashua. he's once again taking aim at hillary clinton, this time on twitter, about her husband. the billionaire businessman says former president bill clinton demonstrated a penchant for sexism. >> the pen chance for sexism was turned them. i thought it was fine. yeah, i think that bill clinton was, you know, turned out to be a liability against obama. >> sarah: meantime, donald trump pulled back into striking distance for texas senator ted cruz for the iowa caucus. polls last week show the race is place. >> christa:>> nancy: a chance to lock up home-field advantage slipped
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coin toss confusion in overtime gave the jets the ball, and it was over from there. >> sarah: that decision to kick the ball has some fans questioning the play calls. 7's alex corddry has more from metlife stadium. >> alex: matthew slater may have been surprised, but he wasn't confused. he was doing what his head coach instructed. baseball wanted to kick off to begin over i'm against the jets on sunday. >> i thought it was the best thing to do. >> alex: turns out there wasn't any confusion when the patriots wanted to kickoff to begin sunday's overtime against the jets. >> there's no much to it. we wanted to kick off. we won the toss, we kicked off, which is what we wanted to do. obviously in that situation, as a player, maybe you're thinking, hey, we want the ball, we won the toss, but that's not what coach wanted to do. >> alex: matthew slater checked with his coach several times. >> i asked him three or four times to make sure i'm not the guy that goes outs there, yeah, we want to kick off.
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four times. i think he was looking at me like, are you concussed. i kept asking him. but that's what we wanted to do. >> alex: when tom brady was asked about belichick's decision to kickoff? >> i think we all have confidence that whatever coach decides, we have to do the best we can because he's trying to do whatever he thinks to help us win. >> alex: instead the pats fall to 12-3 and still haven't locked up home-field advantage in the playoffs. >> we have to learn from it and move on quickly. miami is another good team. it will be another challenge for us. we have to have another great week of practice and try to get over it next week. >> alex: the patriots quickly turning the page. as long as they take care of miami next week, they'll be the number-one seed in the a.f.c. outside metlife stadium, alex corddry, 7news "today in new england." >> it is interesting to see slater's face, are you sure? >> nancy: he didn't want to be that guy.
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ahead on "today in new england." peyton manning playing defense. the star quarterback firing back after reports surface that he cheated. >> and in sports, the celtics taking on the knicks as one big name returned to the court. >> nancy: and at 5:30, an infamous art heist. now we're learning new details about the search for stolen paintings. >> bri: and winter is finally with us. if that's not obvious with our chilly temperatures, it will be with snow and a messy mix for tomorrow morning. we'll cover the details and run through the time line coming up next. >> danielle: and no mess yet on the roads. things looking good on the leverett connector and zakim bridge. just ten minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston, and the "t" is on time. we'll be right back. >> sarah: and we continue to follow breaking news in lynn a car slamtion into the side of a building overnight. police are now searching for the driver who took off when police arrived. of course, we'll stay on top of
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>> nancy: welcome back. 5:14 on this monday. we hope everybody had a great weekend. on christmas kay the weather was incredible. we went for a stroll. now it's like changing. >> bri: i know. it's is fast, though. that's new england for you. i saw people in shorts and cut-off tees. now we're talking about gloves. all the extra layers. >> bri: it's true. if you don't like the weather, wait main. it will change. remember this? a very warm month so far. we throw out these orange boxes. we might get another below-average day today. but still running about 11.5 degrees above average. this is very significant. so we're still on track for the warmest december on record. but winter arrives and it does today at least with the temperatures. you can see where we're sitting, right around freezing for most spots.
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roads generally dry, but please watch out for some of those areas still holding that moisture from yesterday. you can find slick spots at least in the driveways and on the sidewalks and in the parking lots at work. we get sunshine with us today. but notice where the weather is moving in from, from the northwest. we also get a chilly breeze from the northwest, which will make highs in the mid-30s feel like it's closer to 20 degrees for most. temperatures not moving a whole lot as the day goes on. you will need that heavy coat. here is the storm system, the big elephant in the room that everybody has been talking about. really wreaking havoc through texas, through the plain states and the midwest. as we proved through the last two days and as we move into tomorrow, for us, winter weather advisory posted for most of the bay state with the exception of the south coast. that's through tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. for hazardous travel. the setup, we know the cold is with us. as that system moves in, the two collide. there's a few things here. this is a warmer side of this system that's moving in. so it can change over and melt
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and then it refreezes as sleet and then it makes frozen raindrops, or it refreezes upon contact, which still makes for freezing rain. it's a very slick commute for us. even though we this see a little bit of snow on the start of this system, the front end of it, you can see that happening, turning on the snow as we head into one, 4:00 a.m. tomorrow, changing over the that wintry mix, sleet, freezing rain and then by 1:00 p.m., most of us are already changed over to rain, taking that out by the evening commute, but it still could be wet. so running through that time line again, snow to start. this is between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. changeing to a wintry mix around mid-morning. rain for everybody by 1:00 p.m. we also have a thing called cold air damning where the cold air is so dense like a coach potato it doesn't want to go anywhere. merrimack valley, northern worcester county, one to three inches.
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worcester 2 to 3 inches. and south of the mass pike one to three inches but a coating for the south coast because we're expecting mostly rain there. snow likely changeing to wintry mix tomorrow. temperatures will warm into the afternoon. as we get there, mid-40s. so that's why we do change over to rain. morning commute, that's the real mess. as we head into the afternoon, not as bad. again, with just the wet roads, and temperatures warming above freezing, you can see by that 7 on 7 forecast, it doesn't look like those temperatures getting a significant boost anymore, and as we kick off the new year, we're stuck in the 30s. see you in a few minutes. >> sarah: thanks, bri. also on 7, peyton manning is playing defense after allegations that he cheated. manning denying reports that he used human growth hormone highlighted in a documentary that aired just last night. >> disgusted is really how i feel, sickened by it. >> sarah: star quarterback and american football hero peyton manning defended his legacy to
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the interview come just hours before an al jazeera documentary aired that claims manning is one production. >> i know how hard i've worked during my 18 years in the nfl. there are no shortcuts in the nfl. i've done it the long way and the hard way. and to insinuate anything otherwise is a complete and total joke, it's defamation and it really ticks me off. >> hidden camera interviews with pharmacist charlie sly are shown. he interned briefly. sly complained manning received banned drug through his wife ashley. >> we would be sending ashley manning drugs, all the time, everywhere, florida. it would never be under painton's name. >> manning received treatment at the clinic after being injured indianapolis colts. >> it makes me sick that it brings ashley into it. her medical history, her medical privacy being violated. >> go, broncos! >> sarah: bash lack against
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been swift, even charlie sly himself, the man the documentary hangs his claims on, is walking them back. >> i am recanting any such statements and there is no truth to any statement of mine that al jazeera plans to air. >> sarah: manning reportedly told "sports illustrated" he plans to file a lawsuit over the accusations. >> nancy: a dream come true from an eight-year-old girl from maine diagnosed with leukemia. she got this on the day after christmas from her favorite football tom brady. the pats' q.b. invited hailey steward and her family to come to foxborough on saturday before the team left to new jersey to take on the jets. hailey and brady had a chance to talk a little while. she had a tough time telling brady what the experience meant to her. >> and it's hard to say anything, but i couldn't say a thing. i was so shocked. >> for people, especially tom brady, to acknowledge what we're going through and everything else and the see us, it gives us
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going, to keep pushing on. >> sarah: before leaving hailey gave brady a kiss on the head. hailey joked she's never washing that spot ever again. i mean, he's so busy and it's so nice him to take a little time out. >> he does a lot for kids and the make-a-wish foundation. >> sarah: best buddies. >> nancy: up next, the bruins back in action last night. could they take down the senator to avoid a three-game losing streak? we have highlights next on 7sports. and at 5:30, hear why rome is telling some of its drivers to stay off the road. details in just a bit. >> for the latest news, weather and sports, tap the 7news app.
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>> nancy: well, the celtics host kobe bryant and the lakers wednesday night, but the c's will try to beat the new york knicks first. marcus smart was back in the lineup after a knee injury forced him to miss 18 games. he scored six points. isaiah thomas led the way, scoring 21. c's win 100-91. they have now won four in a row. >> sarah: the c's are working on a winning streak. the bruins are going in the other direction as they have now dropped three straight games. the b's lost in ottawa on sunday. david krejci scored for boston, but mark stone scored twice to lead the senators. b's lost 3-1. the same teams play at the garden tomorrow night. >> nancy: coming up next at 5:30, an everett man headed to court after a christmas day standoff comes to a fiery end. >> sarah: and a chipotle in cleveland circle back open. the guest that's eating there
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. >> nancy: breaking news out of lynn, a car goes crashing into a business, taking out a wall before the drivers takes off. >> sarah: a christmas day standoff suspect headed for court after his house goes up in flames just minutes after he surrenders. >> nancy: new details in a famous museum heist. where officials went looking for some very expensive stolen art. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen. thanks for staying with us. did you have a good holiday >> sarah: i did. my dad came into town. it was nice out there. i couldn't get over the weather. we're walking around our neighborhood, bri, and people are coming out going, "can you believe this weather?" >> bri: the bees were also saying that. i saw a few of those upon my watch, but we usually transition
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this time around it's spring 20 winter. you can tell with those current temperatures. still above normal for this time of year, but colder. 29 in bedford. 34 in boston. it stays cold today. we ken climb out of the 30s. in fact, our highs topping out in the mid-30s despite the sunshine. we also have a chilly breeze out of the northwest that will make it feel colder than those mid-30s. it will make it feel like it's in the mid-20s for most. here's our big storm. the elephant in the room, it had been wreaking havoc throughout texas, parts of the plain states into the midwest. winter weather advisory goes into effect for us at 8:00 p.m. tonight, but it take until about 1:00, between 1:00 and 4:00 for that snow to get going. snow on the leading edge changeing to more of a wintry mix. this doesn't get us out of the woods. we're talking ice accumulating on the roads, changing to all rain by the time we make it to 1:00 p.m. we'll talk about those snow totals and get more details on this storm system in just a few minutes. >> nancy: bri, thank you.
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>> danielle: thanks, nancy. roads looking good so far this morning. here's the expressway. you can see volume building, but let's go to the map. ten minutes from the braintree split into boston expressway. no major delays yet. route 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. the pike wide open. green out to framingham, eastbound into boston. north of town, route 1 and 39 looking good, as well. so we're off to a nice start for this monday morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, no delays there. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: danielle, thank you. we're staying on top of breaking news. the search is on for the driver of an s.u.v. in lynn. >> nancy: that car slammed through the front of a business before the driver took off. nicole oliverio is live in lynn now where that crash took place. nicole? >> nicole: and what's still unclear is what led up to this crash. but if i step out of the way, you can see the damage that was
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through the front of the walnut street coffee cafe here in lynn. this all happening early this morning. now, the call came in as a car that was apparently fleeing from a traffic stop, now if you take a look, this white jeep went all the way through the storefront here, smashing the brick front. of course, because of the hours, the store was closed. fortunately there was nobody inside and nobody was hurt, but that driver managed to get out of the car and take off before police could get here. now, when they removed the car just around 3:00 a.m., there was no further damage to the building. it got out pretty easily. take a live look here, and you can see crews are working to demolish the rest of the bricks. they're doing some clean-up before they're ail to board up this restaurant. it's unclear if this cafe will be able to open this morning. lynn police meanwhile still searching for that driver. we're live in lynn, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england."
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other top stories. heavy rain slowing clean-up efforts in the dallas area after deadly tornadoes created a path of destruction 40 miles long. at least 11 people were killed and dozens of others injured when nine tornadoes swept through on saturday. about 1,500 homes were damaged or destroyed. quincy credit union is restricting all debit card and atm authorizations until noon today after dozens of people say they were victims of fraudulent transactions over the weekend. in a message posted on facebook sunday, the credit union says it appears hackers used skimmers to steal car information. all the money is insured. anyone who had money taken out will get it back in their accounts sooblg. the patriots still have not clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoff. new england lost to the jets in overtime on sunday. the pats won the coin toss but chose to kick off instead of taking the ball. the jets marched down a field and scrd a touchdown to win the game.
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they wrap up the regular season on sunday against the dolphins. >> nancy: happening today, the man from everett involved in a nearly six-hour standoff with police on christmas will the arraigned. police say 53-year-old mark le'veon barricade himself inside his home when they responded to shots fired. officers fired several tear gas canisters inside that home until it accidentally caught fire. that's when he surrendered. >> sarah: also this morning, boston's health inspector will eat at chipotle to show his confidence in the restaurant. the restaurant is back open after being closed for two weeks after nearly 140 b.c. students contracted norovirus after eating at the location. inspectors say a sick employees who was not allowed to go home outbreak. a manager was fired last week. >> nancy: a lowell service station goes up in flames. now investigators are working to
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several crews responded to the meineke car care center on gorham street yesterday afternoon. firefighters could be seen examining the tbrawj and the cars parked inside. no injuries were reported. and officials are investigating the cause of a fire at the savin hill yacht club in dorchester. crews contained the flames on first floor of a building sunday. it is not known if any boats were damaged. >> nancy: new details on the isabella stewart gardner museum heist. according to "globe" first, received a tip the thieves had a connection to someone at the racetrack. agents spend a day there back in septembering but didn't find any of the 13 pieces. the works include three rembrandts and there is a $5 million reward for information leading their recovery. >> nancy: 25 years and there are still so many new twists and turns. >> sarah: isn't it incredible? no yeah. ism when that surveillance video came out, i thawing for sure
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>> nancy: every time you think it's going to be it and another thing happens. we're getting you ready for the first snowfall of the season. what you can expect when you head out the door tomorrow morning. >> sarah: and new york city getting ready for the biggest party of the year with new year's just days away. >> but first "star wars" record haul at the becomes office continues. just how much the seventh installment has already made and why it might make a lot more very soon. >> bri: hard to believe after our record-breaking temperatures we have a winter weather advisory posted overnight tonight and into tomorrow. we'll run through the time line and talk snow totals in a bit. and things starting to slow down on the expressway. 12 minutes from the braintree split into boston. we have a new accident inside the o'neil tunnel on 93 northbound at government center. so far "t" is on time. we'll be right back.
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overnight tonight and into tomorrow. winter weather advisory already posted for most of the bay state with the exception of the south coast. here are the snow totals we're expecting. merrimack valley, southern new hampshire, three to six inches. outside of boston, metro west to worcester 1 to 3, but it looks closer to 3 than to 1. we have an easterly breeze keeping our snow totals down in the city of boston and also along the south shore. we have a colting to one posted there. we'll run threw the time line of all of this coming up in just a few minutes. >> sarah: bri, thank you. we're getting a look at the beatles' middle east played track. "come together" is spotify's most-streamed beatles song so far. "let it be" and "hey jude." rounded out the top three. i like the listen to "here comes the sun." >> nancy: that's a good song.
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oscar. the c.e.o. of the online retail giant says it plans to produce 16 feature films a year. they will hit the big screen and be available on amazon's online services. am accident has already won five emmys for its tv comedy series "transparent." the company wants the beat out netflix who could have a film headed for an oscar this week. >> sarah: "star wars: the force awakens" shattering records, no surprise there, but the film has reached $1 billion in box office sales faster than any other film in history. it's just been in theaters for 12 days. the movie also set a record on christmas day with $49.3 million in ticket sales. and get this: there is still a lot more money to be made. the movie has not even opened if china, which is the world's second largest movie market. the film is set to hit neaters there on january 9th. i have seen it all over the place. everyone still dressing up. it's nice the see.
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see it. they were sold out. so they saw "concussion" instead, which they said was very good. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go coming up next. preparations under way ahead of our first winter blast of the year. bri will fill us in on when first flakes could dry and when things could turn enter a messy mix. >> nancy: and tensions running high in the windy city after police say they accidentally shot a woman. it's the holidays, which means a house full of people, so hurry and get verizon fios. only fios has the fastest internet and wi-fi available, with speeds from 50 to 500 megs. and right now, for only $79.99 a month online, internet, tv and phone for plus, with a 2-year agreement,
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>> sarah: welcome back. time the start you day off right. >> nancy: here's what you need to know and go. >> bri: 34 now in boston. we'll continue to drop in temperature a couple more degrees before we warm back up to the mid-30s for this afternoon. warm not so much. colder air coming in from the north and northwest. also a bit of a breeze that will make our mid-30s this afternoon feel like the mid-20s for most spots. but really the big headline in weather today is this storm system. that's what we're expecting to arrive overnight tonight and through the day tomorrow. winter weather advisory posted for much of the state with the exception of the south coast. it starts off as snow on the front end of this, between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. for most of us. it changes over to a wintry mix. this is still a concern for us. 6:00 a.m. into the morning commute.
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sleet and freezing rain means ice on the roads, especially on bridges and overpasses. and that can cause for very dangerous travel. so please allow for extra time tomorrow morning. by 1:00 p.m., though, i think those temperatures have warmed up enough that most of us have changed over to rain. so even our snow totals, they're a little tricky because, while we may get an inch, it will then get compacted by some rainfall. so running through that time line one more time to, start off, 1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. snow for most of us. even into the city, but then changing over to that wintry mix very quickly. 6 to 10:00 a.m. then all terrain by 1:00 p.m. we're in for a wet commute as we head into the evening, but it shouldn't be an icy one. take a look at the temperature profile. you can tell why we are looking at center by the time this all moves in for us. temperatures at freezing or below it. then we start the see those temperatures boosting up for the morning hours. as we get into 1:00 p.m., above freezing in most locations.
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damning. sometimes that cold air wants the hang on for us. that's why i think we'll get our largest snow totals in the merrimack valley, southern new hampshire, three to six inches. one to three inches outside of the city of boston. even off of the north shore and south shore, and a coating to one for plymouth county. and only a coating if anything for cape cod, the south coast and the islands, as well as those temperatures look to be too warm. we'll get a look at that extended forecast with a very chilly start to 2016 coming up in just a few minutes. >> all right. time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> good morning, everyone. >> danielle: zakim bridge looks good. let's go to the maps. we have a new map inside the o'neill tunnel. that's on 93 northbound right at government center. something to keep in mind. again, that's inside the o'neill tunnel. 93, route 1 into boston looking fine. the expressway from the braintree split into boston already up to 25 minutes. route 24, route 395, no delays to tell you about there.
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to framingham, eastbound into town. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel around 20 minutes. no delays on the pike into town from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you are taking the "t," we have some minor delays now on the red line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. well, ready or not, winter is on its way to new england. >> nancy: as bri said, first round of winter weather is on its way. it's bringing snow, ice and rain along with it. 7's kris anderson is live in weston. kris, are those crews ready to go at this point? >> kris: all the equipment is ready and salt is ready to go. it's out here being stored in weston. but it's been a december to remember. let's face it, when it comes to temperatures, it's been so relatively mild, we're getting that reminder that it is winter tomorrow in a big way when we prepare for our first winter storm of the season.
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lot of face -- piecing falling into place. crews have 380 tons of salt and 76,000 gallons of de-icing liquid ready to go to treat the roadways according to the "globe." officials are also encourage everyone to take public transportation tomorrow. they say that could be your best option with the roadways quite messy because of the snow. this is going to be the mbta's first test since last winter when storms caused so many problems for that agency, commuters had to deal with late or canceled trains for weeks following storms in january and february. the snow that just wouldn't stop. and the "t" spent more than $80 million on new equipment to clear the tracks. officials say they will also be working to do a better job communicating with riders if there are any problems with the "t" or on the railways. we'll find out tomorrow with that first test when that snow starts falling. i think bri said around 1:00. so hopefully everyone is ready. that's the story here in weston, kris anderson, 7news "today in
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>> nancy: kris, thank you. 7news will track this storm as it moves in during the morning commute. we'll have team coverage in studio and out in the elements. we get started tuesday at 5:00 a.m. we continue to follow breaking news out of lynn. police searching for the driver of this s.u.v. who took off after crashing into a building. it appears it started as a traffic stop overnight. the driver just took off before going through the side of the walnut street coffee cafe . crews are now on the scene cleaning up the damage and making sure that building is structurally sound. we'll have a live report coming up at 6:00. >> sarah: we're following more news today. a victim is recovering after being stabbed inside the jackson square "t" station in jamaica plan. orange line trains pass by the station without stopping while police investigated last night. there is no word yet if any arrests were made. >> nancy: chicago mayor rahm emanuel promising a full investigation after police shot and killed two people while
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disturbance early saturday. a 19-year-old college student and his 55-year-old neighbor were killed early saturday. the 19 year old was threatening his father with bat. according to police, the neighbor was shot accidentally. it is not known why police fired and friends and family are now in mourning. >> police are supposed to serve take the lives. what's wrong with that picture? it's a badge to kill? help? >> this is not the time for hatred in our city or violence. right now is the time for compassion toward the suffering of families that are experiencing injustice throughout our city. >> nancy: the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative duty for 30 days. >> sarah: pandemonium after shots were fired inside a georgia mall the day after christmas. a witness took this cell phone video showing people rushing for the exits. store owners say people were also rushing into stores to hide behind counters.
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anyone was arrested and shoppers say the whole thing has them on edge. >> what are you going to do? you going to have scanners at the door for people? you can't this that. so what do do you do? >> sarah: no injuries were reported. security says the shooting groups of teens. >> nancy: a shopping scare at a mall in london. police arrested a man in his 20s for threatening people with machete on saturday. this cell phone video shows panicked customers running away and police also found two knives at the scene. >> obviously apparently someone got stabbed. but we didn't see what happened. he got the guy with the machete, so yeah. >> always ready. >> this is where it all started. >> police are still searching for six people who ran off shortly after this thing happened. >> sarah: also this morning, the clean-up continues in china after a landslide burris buildings with mud and debris.
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5,000 rescuers and more than 700 excavators have been removing mud and located buildings that were destroyed last week. officials say it was man-made disaster and are looking for who is responsible. 75 people are still missing. >> nancy: there is a traffic ban in rome today because of high levels of air pollution. that ban will mean that vehicles with license plates ending in odd numbers cannot be on the road today. and then tomorrow it will be even numbered plates. officials say the air pollution was measured above the legal limit partly because of the hot weather and lack of rain in the area. crews in new york city working to make sure times square will be ready for the annual new years eve celebration. workers have installed 288 waterford crystals on the times square ball adding to more than 2,000 sparkling crystals already in place. and in another tradition, people wrote down their hopes for 2016 on pieces of paper. the notes will then be used as
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celebration. >> sarah: caught on camera, a man steals a bottle of vodka from a liquor store in providence. the surveillance video shows him grab the bottle off the shelf and hide it in his shorts on saturday. the store's owner says he wants would be thieves to know the camera is always watching. >> hopefully help the rest of the vendors in the area so the guy doesn't hit them again. >> sarah: the store owner is offering a $100 gift card to anyone who can identify this man well, some goats getting a holiday snack. in san francisco people are getting rid of their tries by giving them to the goats. the police department is teaming up with a landscaping business for a more eco-friendly way to dispose of those trees. so the company rents out goats to help get rid of weeds, and here's the thing, it's not just people who are benefiting. those trees also provide vice opinions and minerals to the herd. nice to see them getting a holiday snack. i certainly ate my fair share of
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>> nancy: me too. last week this whole place because buffet of desserts. >> bri: sugar. so much sugar. hangover with chocolate and cookies. we'll start with snow overnight tonight between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. for most. that's when the snow starts to push inch then it changes over to a wintry mix and fairly quickly. this doesn't mean we're out of the woods with this storm system because we're still talking about ice and very slick roads. rain by 1:00 p.m. for most of us. wintry mix still kind of falling. and accumulating ice inland as we head into the early afternoon hours. so travel tomorrow is really going to be a problem for the morning, encouraging people to stay off the roads for the morning. if you can, luckily the kiddos out of school still on christmas break. look at that 7 on 7 forecast. quiet weather for the most part after tomorrow. we start off 2016 with very chilly temperatures. >> nancy: there's still another hour of 7news straight ahead. >> sarah: next at. :00, we're staying on top of this winter weather as bri was
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we're tracking the storm as it heads our way and road crews are getting ready to hit the streets for the first storm of the season. >> nancy: and breaking news in lynn. an s.u.v. going right through the front of this building. now police are looking for the driver. ism and some pats' fans scratching their heads after a confusing to in we live in a choose, choose, choose. but at bedtime? ...why settle for this? enter sleep number, and the lowest prices of the season, how well you slept and what adjustments you can make. you like the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great to wow!
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will impact the commute. the damage is already done in other parts of the country. total devastation in texas. tornadoes completely destroying some towns while others are buried in snow. and patriots fans flipping out over a tough losss in new york. bill belichick defending his overtime decision that some say cost the team a win. >> this is 7 news today in new england. >> nancy: a lot of people still shaking their heads over that decision. >> sarah: i know. right. >> nancy: thank you for joining us. i'm nancy chen in for christa. french. this morning new england bracing for winter weather. like on the radar. a rain woe of colors, everything from rain to snow and ice. here's a look at what this storm is already doing. this is video from lubbock, texas. families digging out from under several inches of snow. of course, hopefully this isn't what's going to happen here, but we have team coverage. bri? >> bri: amazing how far away
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24 hours from now we'll look very different. today pretty quiet. mostly sunny. it is colder that. cold air in place. that really sets the stage for the system to push in, which means it starts for us as snow and then changes to a wintry mix. winter weather advisory that's posted in the purple area here, you see all across the state with the exception of the south coast, buzzards bay, on to cape cod. now, running through the time line, it look like that snow kicks on by about 1:00. between 1:00 and 4:00. and again, on the onset, we get the snowfall, but then it starts to change over to more of a wintry mix. we're not out of the woods with the danger on the roads because sleet and freezing rain is expected. and that will make for icy roads. we do change over to rain as we head into the afternoon. evening commute looking more wet. but white as we get up in the morning. so how much snowfall could we see? higher amounts to the north, merrimack valley looking more in the three-inch zone. one to three outside of boston. metro west all the way the worcester, closer to two to
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to one south of the mass pike, plymouth county, maybe a coating for cape cod as we're expecting mostly rain. there we'll get to the details on this, more details coming up in just a few minutes. >> nancy: bri, thank you. a mes key commute tomorrow. how about today? >> danielle: we have a couple incidents. we're already slow on the expressway, nancy. this is as you pass the gas tank. from the braintree split into boston expressway northbound, already up to 26 minutes. so that's something to keep in mind. south of town, things look pretty good. the pike out the framingham, no delays to tell you about. 93 southbound and route 1 looking good as well. then that earlier accident in the o'neil tunnel did just clear. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. those minor red line delays i was telling you about earlier, they're now upgraded to moderate delays.
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as bri mentioned, a messy mix of slow, sleet and rain will bring major headaches and hazardous travel conditions to new england. >> sarah: a winter weather advisory goes into effect later today. but authorities say now is the time to prepare for this winter weather, before first flakes start to fall. 7's kris anderson continues our coverage from weston. kris, crews are ready the hit those roads pretty much before the snow starts, right? >> kris: sarah, preparation is the key. it's familiar sight this time of year, these two big snow piles out in weston. unfortunately we haven't been able to show them to you because fortunately it's been a mild december. we haven't had to show you the salt piles because they haven't needed it. but they will tomorrow. crews are getting ready to use this salt in weston to get these roads ready and to help keep them clear when tomorrow's storm comes rolling in, drop first measurable snowfall in massachusetts. while these road crews will be taking care of the roadways out here, you have to be busy taking care of your driveways and the
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that had people stocking up on salt and ice melt, and with the first snowfall now just a day awaying you can expect the shovels and salt to be flying off of those store shelves. >> last year we sold out of stuff very, very quickly. but we were prepared. we had plenty of stock. we're ready to go. >> i say bring it. this warm weather is nice, but it's new england. we need the cold. we need a little snow, nothing like last year. and i'm ready for it. >> kris: dot officials are going to be using this salt again and be out on the roadways today getting the roads prepped for the snow that's going to start falling overnight. so hopefully they will be prepared and you will be your trip out tomorrow. that's the story in weston, kris england." >> tomorrow morning we'll have complete storm force coverage as you get ready the start your day. jeremy and bri will track the storm as it moves in. danielle will keep an eye on road conditions. we'll have reporters out in the field bringing you the latest
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we get started tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. >> nancy: right now heavy rain is making clean-up difficult in the dallasary after strong tornadoes swept through, killing at least 11 people and leaving a 40-mile stretch of damage. dozens of others were injured when nine twisters touched down on saturday. the national weather service says an ef-4 tore through the city of garland with winds up to 200mph. about 1,500 homes were damage or destroyed in the state. and on the other side of the state, authorities in west texas as well as in new mexico and the oklahoma panhandle are dealing with blizzard conditions. blowing and drifting snow has shut down major highways in snow drifts in some spots could reach ten feet tall. tens of thousands of people are now without power and more than one foot of snow is still expected in most places. further north from there, 13 people died from flooding in parts of the plains and mid west. flash floods swept several
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niz miss's governor mass declared a state of mastering similar he's asking people the stay off the roads because the dangerous driving conditions. ism breaking news in lynn. police are searching for a driver who crashed into a building and took offer. oliverio sol live at the scene. nicole, what can you tell us? >> nicole: well, police at this hour are the still searching for that driver. we're still trying to figure out what led this car to crash through the walnut street coffee cafe early this morning, but we believe the initial call came in as a driver who was fleeing a traffic stop. you can see crews now trying to board up the front of this storefront which was completely opened up by the car. you can take a look and see that while jeep went right through the bakery here. now, fortunately there was no one inside at the time. we're told there were no injuries, but the damage is extensive. the front of the building completely blown out.
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you can take a live look here and you see crews have been trying the clean up and security what they cmple it's unclear if this bidding will be able to open. we know the owner has already come and gone from the scene. he's seen the damage. again, police still searching for the driver and we're still trying to figure out exactly what led up to this crash. live in lynn, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: nicole, thank you. iraqi officials say the army is now in full control of central ramadi where isis has been resisting an army offensive. iraqi government forces backed by coalition air strikes have been trying to retake this city for weeks. this is being called the first major victory for the iraqi army over the terror group. >> nancy: new this morn, police are searching for two armed robbers in worcester. they say two men with guns walked into mcguire's lounge on saugus place early sunday morning. one man demanded the bartender
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register while the other fired a shot into the ceiling. they ran away and no one was hurt. >> sarah: happening later today, the two women accused of making up a story about see manning throw a baby into the river in haverhill are set to be charged with misleading a police investigation and filing a false report. officer say the women claimed a man threw a baby into the water christmas eve. police later determined that was not true. quincy credit union is restricting all debit card and atm authorizations until noon today after dozens of people say they were victims of fraudulent transactions over the weekend. a message posted on facebook sunday, the credit union says it appears hackers used skimmers to steal card information. all the money is insured and anyone who had money taken out will get it back in their account as soon as possible. >> sarah: new to the race for the white house. republican front-runner donald trump returning to new hampshire tonight. >> nancy: trump will attend a campaign rally at a middle school in nashua.
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health care,this time on twitter about her husband. the billionaire businessman says former president bill clinton demonstrated a pen chan for sexism. >> sarah: the patriots suffering their third loss of the season after this unusual exchange. >> new england wins the toss. they elected to kick. >> we won. don't we get to choose? >> sarah: coin toss confusion is what everyone is talking about. new england kicking off to start overtime, a decision that helped the jets to a much-needed victory. >> bill belichick defending his strategy after the game. alex corddry has more from metlife stadium. >> matthew slater may have been surprised, but he wasn't confuse. he was doing what his head coach instructed. bill belichick wanted to kick off the begin overtime against the jets on sunday. >> i thought that was the best thing to do. >> alex: turns out there wasn't any confusion when the patriots wanted to kickoff to begin sunday's overtime against the jets.
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we won the toss. it was a kickoff. that's what we wanted to do. obviously in that situation, as a player, maybe you're thinking, hey, we want the ball. we won the toss, but that's in the what coach wanted to do. >> alex: matthew slater checked with his coach several times. i asked him three or four times to make sure i'm not the guy that goes throughout, yeah, we want to kick off. aye, you know, so i double checked three or four times. i think he was looking at me, like are you confessed? that's what we wanted to do. >> alex: when tom brady was asked about belichick's choice to kick off in o.t. he supported the decision. >> i think we have confidence whatever coach decides, we have to go out there and do our job and do the best we can because he's trying to do whatever he thinks to help us win. >> alex: instead the pats fall to 12-3 and still have not locked up home field advantage. >> it's tough. we have to learn from it and move on dwikly. mienl is another good team. it will be another challenge for us.
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great week of practice and try to get a win next week. >> alex: the patriots quickly turning the page. as long as they take care of miami next week, they're the number-one seed in the a.f.c. outside metlife stadium. alex corddry, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: 6:10 right now. star nfl quarterback peyton manning fighting allegations this morning after a report claims he used prescription drugs. >> . >> nancy: plus where tins led f.b.i. agents in a new search for paintings stolen in the isabella stewart gardner museum heist. >> bri: temperatures feeling much more like winter today. it will look more like winter with snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow. we'll run through the time line coming up. ism good morning, everyone. sky7 over an accident here in reading. it looks like the on ramp is blocked. and this is on 128 northbound at exit 40 and route 129. also slow on the expressway, from the braintree split into boston, about 25 minutes. and then if you're taking the "t" on the red line, we have moderate delays.
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>> we continue to follow breaking news. lynn police are looking for the der who slammed into a building
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>> sarah: 6:15. welcome back. time to rise and shine on this monday morning. look at, that jen sending us this picture from wollaston beach. this was taken christmas morning. beautiful sunrise to start the day. >> nancy: we want the see how you start the day. send us your rise and shine pictures to rise and shine at whdh.com or tweet us with the #riseandshineon 7. tomorrow morning will look a lot different.
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and shining with gloves on and hats. >> bri: we've done this before. only in new england do you get all four seasons within a couple days. winter is finally here for us. the sun and the chill today will make that very apparent, but then the messy mix tomorrow really hammers the point home that we're done with these above-average days. i think as we kick off 2016, this will be like very different. a lot of blue boxes as we head into january. running about 11.5 degrees above average. very significant. still on track for the warmest december on record. but today may not count there. mid-30s. 32 for worcester. but look what happened when you factor in that light wind out of the north-northwest. mid-20s. this really will be the theme for the entire day. so if you did get winter coat for christmas, today is your chance to try that out for the first time because you'll want out for us. i call these days cat on a windowsill day. it's nicer to say inside and see what it looks like outside than to be outside in the cold.
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from into the 70s a couple days ago to topping out to highs only in the mid-30s. here is our winter storm system. the cold is in place. that's very obvious today. and then that system pushes in for us. now the temperature profile is tricky because you have some warmer air that's moving in upstairs, which could cause a problem for that wintry mix. we're talking sleet and freezing rain. winter weather advisory in effect from tonight at:00 p.m. until tomorrow at 1:00. starting off as snow for most if not all of us between 1:00 a.m. until 4:00 a.m. sleet, freezing rain as i mentioned before, this does not get us out of the woods with dangerous travel, though, because we're talking ice that's accumulating on the roads. then we change over from all rain as we get into the afternoon. so more wet than white as we git into the later parts of the day. but we could still see some problems on the roads for the even commute, just based on water still on the roads. so how much snow are we in for? three to six inches as you take it up north.
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will remain the longest. one to three inches outside of the city of boston. that's included in the coating to one. but we have this light wind that's coming off 48-degree water temperatures that will quickly change that snow to either that wintry mix or all rain for the city of boston. so again, that time line here, snow to start for most of us. wintry mix, as well, through 6:00 a.m., changing to that wintry mix for most of us through the morning commute, and by 1:00 p.m., very wet weather for us. travel tomorrow, very messy through 1:00 p.m. so keep it with us. we'll keep you posted throughout the day. here's a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. temperatures really don't get a whole will the of a boost as we head through next week, and again to kick off 2016. those temperatures certainly drop to even below average. we're talking highs in the mid-30s. so it's going the start the feel more like winter. >> all right. let's check those roads now with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks. good morning, everyone. sky7 is over an incident in
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ramp at 128 northbound at route 129. let's go to the maps. we don't have any major delays from it. but the on ramp is blocked there. that's right at exit 40 in ridding, 128 northbound, something to keep in mind. route 1 and 93 from 128, not looking too bad. then we had an earlier accident inside the o'neill tunnel. that's cleared. so don't have to worry about that. the expressway northbound from the braintree split into boston, up to 26 minutes. south of town no delays on route 3 or route 24. minor delay as you approach 128 from route 95 northbound. the pike wide open, all green back out the framingham. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, into town on the pike, no delays. 93 southbound, in delays either. if you are taking the "t," we have minor delays on the red line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: danielle, thank you. also this morning, playing defense. denver broncos' quarterback peyton manning is mounting an aggressive campaign against a report linking him to prescription drugs. >> sarah: but there are
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morning as the many sources used in that documentary, now that person is "changeling" his story. >> disgusted is really how i feel, sickened by it. >> sarah: star quarterback and american football hero peyton manning defend his legacy to espn on sunday. the interview come just hours before an al jazeera documentary aired that claims manning is one of several pro athletes who took performance-enhancing drugs. >> i know how hard i've worked during my 18 years in the nfl. there are no shortcuts in the nfl. the hard way. and to insinuate anything otherwise is a complete and total joke, it's defamation and it really ticks me off. >> sarah: the documentary shows hidden camera interviews with pharmacist charlie sly, who interned briefly at the geyer institute in indianapolis. sly claimed manning received now-banned drugs through his wife ashley. >> all the time we would be sending ashley manning drugs, like a growth hormone, all the time, everywhere, florida.
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it would always be under her name. >> manning received treatment at the clinic after being injured in 2010 while playing for the indianapolis colts. >> it makes me sick that it brings ashley into it. her medical history, her medical privacy being violated. >> go, broncos! >> sarah: backlash against the documentary's claims have been swift, even charlie sly himself, the man the documentary hangs his claims on, is walking them back. >> i am recanting any such statements and there is no truth to any statement of mine that al jazeera plans to air. >> sarah: manning reportedly told "sports illustrated" he plans to file a lawsuit over the accusations. >> nancy: coming up on 7news, searching for stolen paintings. where the f.b.i. went looking for artwork taken in the isabella stewart gardner museum heist. >> sarah: workers heading back the cleveland circle chipotle this morning. who has a lunch date at the restaurant behind a norovirus
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>> nancy: welcome back. the celtics host kobe bryant and the lakers wednesday night, but before welcoming their rivals from the l.a., the c's made sure the beat the, no knicks. marcus smart was back in the lineup fors be after a knee injury forced him to miss 18 games. he scored six points. isaiah thomas led the way, scoring 21. c's won this one 100-91. they have now won four in a row. while the cs are working for a winning streak, the bruins are going in the other direction. they have now dropped three straight games. >> the b's lost in ottawa on sunday. david krejci scored for boston, but mark stone scored twice to lead the senators. the b's lost 3-1. the same teams play at the garden tomorrow night. >> nancy: ahead at 6:30, making a reservation. who will have lunch today at the local chipotle recently shut
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outbreak? >> reporter: and we're live in lynn. a car crashes through front of a bakery. clean-up crews now working to board up the big hole in the storefront. >> sarah: and developing now, tensions high in chicago following another deadly police involved shooting. the promise coming from the
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>> nancy: breaking news in lynn. a car crashing into a bakery. the driver takes off from the scene. >> sarah: they're back in business in cleveland circle. the special guest having lunch at chipotle today after a norovirus shut it down for days. >> nancy: a possible crack in a decades-old case. where f.b.i. agents were searching for paintings stolen in the isabella stewart gardner museum heist. >> sarah: and shattering records. how the latest "star wars" blockbuster is making hollywood
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down any time soon. >> this is 7 news today in new >> sarah: good morning, everybody. it's 6:30. i'm sarah french. >> nancy: i'm nancy chen. during the commercial break, i was showing everyone pictures. i went through the public garden. there is a snap of fall foliage and spring blossoms. >> sarah: did you post that picture? >> nancy: i did. it's on my instagram account. shout out to myself. but it's insane, bri. nature is confused at this point. upcoming spring. seeing a lot of bugs and blooms and bees throughout the weekend. things change today, though. winter finally here. you'll notice with temperatures it will move a whole lot today, plus a light, chilly breeze out of the northwest will make it feel like it's in the mid-20s. but the big headlines all across the nation, not just for us, is this storm system right here that brings us the winter weather for tomorrow. winter weather advisory in effect. that goes into effect at 8:00 p.m. tonight and stays in effect
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we expect all of this precipitation to change over to rain for the most part some running through the time line, you see the onset here. cold air in place. you get wet weather. you get snow on the onset. then it changes to a wintry mix. we're talking sleet, even freezing rain, ice accumulating on the roads, something to be concerned about for the morning commute. and it doesn't change until all rain until we head past the 1:00 hour some that's to keep in mind as you head out the door tomorrow if you can avoid the morning commute, that is a good idea. how much snow are we talking? higher amounts to the north, 3 to 6 inch, closer to three for the merrimack valley. outside of boston, 1 to 3. and a coating to one, including the city of boston. we'll cover this in more detail in a few minutes. >> time now for fast track traffic. here's danielle gersh. >> thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. the expressway starting to crawl as you passes the gas tank. we're starting to slow down around granite avenue. let's go to the map from the braintree split into boston expressway. around 24 minutes. so it could be worse.
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looking good. 95, you're slowing down a little bit just as you approach 128. the pike wide open. all green out to framingham. eastbound into boston. let's head north of town. our earlier accident in reading actually just cleared. so 128 northbound at rude 129, no issues there anymore. and 93 southbound, route 1 southbound looking good. let's go to the drive times. we really don't have too many delays. it's because the kiddos are still out of school. 22 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split enter boston. if you are taking the "t," we're still keeping an eye on those minor red line delays. back to you, guys. >> we continue to follow breaking news this morning in lynn. police searching for the driver of an s.u.v. who took off after crashing into a building. >> sarah: it appears this started as a traffic stop overnight. the driver took off before going through the side of the walnut . you see it here. this is a look at the damage from inside the building. crews are on the scene cleaning up and making sure it is structurally sound.
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report from the scene coming up at 6:45. >> nancy: now to the day's other top stories, heavy rain slowing clean-up its in the dallas area after deadly tornadoes created a path of destruction 40 miles long. at least 11 people were killed. dozens of others were injured when nine tornadoes swept through the area on saturday. about 1,500 homes were damaged or destroyed. quincy credit union is restricting all debit card and atm authorizations until noon today after dozens of people say they were victims of fraudulent transactions over the weekend. in a message posted on facebook sunday, the credit union says it appears hackers used skimmers to steal car information, all the money is insured, though. anyone who has money taken out wil get it back in their accounts as soon as possible. the patriots still have not clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. new england lost to the jets in
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the pats won the toss but chose to kick off. the jets marched down the field and scored a touchdown to win the game. pats lost it 26-20. they wrap up the regular season sunday against the dolphins. >> sarah: happening today, the man from everett involved in a nearly six-hour standoff with police on christmas will be arraigned. police say 53 mark la lavoie barricaded himself inside his home. officers fired several tear gas canisters inside the home until it accidentally caught on fire. that's when lavoie surrendered. boston's chief health inspector says he will eat at the chipotle in clerk toll show his confidence in the restaurant. he tells the herald he'll have lunch at chipotle today. the restaurant is back open after being closed for two weeks after nearly 140 b.c. students contracted norovirus after eating at the location. and inspectors say a sick employee who was not allowed to go home was likely the cause of the outbreak. manager was fired last week.
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recovering after being stabbed inside the jackson square "t" station in jamaica plain. orange line trains passed by the station without stopping while police investigated last night. no word yet if any arrests were made. and police are searching for a suspect after a shooting in malt pan that shut down a road there for about two hours. investigators say man was shot on rosewood street last night around 8:30. the victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. no arrests were made. auburn police making an arrest for an alleged road rage incident. detectives say the driver of a pick-up truck thought another driver ran him off the road near the auburn mall. so that's when he allegedly followed the car and when they got to a steplight, the driver of the truck got out and smashed the other driver's windshield. >> sarah: new this morning, f.b.i. agents came up empty after searching suffolk downs for the painting stoling from the isabella stewart gardner museum.
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thieves had a connection to someone at the racetrack. agents spent the day there back in september, but they didn't find the artwork. the pieces include three rembrandts. there is a $5 million reward for information leading to their recovery. >> sarah: a little girl in rhode island with a special gift from a secret santa. >> nancy: four-year-old deanna has cerebral palsy and she got a new motorized scooter for christmas, but no one knows who it is from. deanna's parents have been looking for a good chair for years but haven't found anything that fits her needs. on christmas morning they found the scooter with the poe outside their front door. >> this is something actually bond, driving it together. it's like she has her big girl power wheel. the world that we will river in today, it's nice to see there are still nice people out there and what the real true meaning of christmas is. it's about giving. >> sarah: along with the scooter, the secret santa left a
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who deserves a sweet ride." i just love stories like, this and it encourages other people to give back and do good things, as well. >> a true santa. >> sarah: absolutely. still ahead, the force remains strong with the new "star wars" movie. the filmmaking history once again at the box office. >> and sending the right message. the use of one thing in texts that conveys sincerity, annoyance and abruptness according to a new study. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's the expressway. it's slow as you passes the gas tank, but up until granite avenue, 25 minutes from the slit split enter boston. our earlier accident in reading has cleared. we're still keeping an eye on those minor delays on the red line. we'll be right back. what would you do with five minutes to kill,
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check the scores. probably post a pic. text a friend. how about register to vote? really? you can. five minutes online and a massachusetts drivers license is all it takes to register so you can vote for our next president. go to registertovotema.com. it's that easy. done. i just registered. that was easy.
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>> nancy: the "the force awakens" breaking boston office records. >> sarah: the film has raised $1 billion faster than any other film in history. it's been in theaters for 12 days. the movie also set a record on christmas day with $49.3 million in ticket sales. there's a lot more money to be made. the movie hasn't even opened in china, which is the world's second largest movie market. >> nancy: okay, texters, listen up.
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that end with a period are perceived to be less sincere compared with texts that don't end with any punctuation at all. not surprisingly, the study also found that exclamation marks were interpreted as the most genuine text response. i mean, when someone puts a period, okay, period, it also suggests they're not happy. >> sarah: right. i don't think i'veer thought about it that much. >> nancy: maybe i'll start sending you tongs of exclamation marks. >> sarah: i should see how many periods i put in text messages. know and go is next with all the day's top stories, including the moment from the patriots-jets game that everyone is talking about. the overtime coin toss. how bill belichick is defending the decision to kickoff in overtime. >> nancy: and we're following breaking news in lynn. a car doing some damage the a cafe when a driver smashes through a front wall. this morning police searching for that driver. >> kris: as we prepare for our first significant snowfall of
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are getting ready, as well. we'll tell you how they're prepared to try to keep the roads clear. >> sarah: hundreds of customers of the quincy credit union closely monitoring their bank accounts this morning. how hackers gained access to
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go.
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car slams through a bakery. the driver taking off from the scene. >> kris: preparing for our first winter storm of the season. road crews and people gearing up for what crown a messy mix. >> reporter: a bizarre ending to the patriots' game. the team defending a decision that some say cost them the game. >> sarah: all right. time now to know and go. we have all you day's top stories in a little bit. >> nancy: we start with traffic and weather. here's bri with a check of the forecast. >> bri: quite a change in our weather from this weekend and from christmas. record-shattering temperatures we had on christmas eve. today we take our highs and keep them in the mid-30s. so it is colder and a chilly breeze out of the northwest making it feel like it's in the mid-20s. really what you want to know about is this storm system right here. that's going to cause a lot of problems as we head into term hours of tonight and tomorrow. winter weather advisory posted. that starts at 8:00 p.m. tonight and cns through the afternoon tomorrow. starting as snow for most of us. by 1:00 a.m., then changing to more of a wintry mix as we hit
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6:00 a.m., looks like sleet, freezing rain is on tap for most of us. then to rain as we head into mid-day. 1:00 p.m., all of us are seeing wet weather rather than white weather. snow totals are a little tricky here for a few different reasons. first would be it's been so mild that it's going to take a while for that snow to start accumulating on our relatively warm ground. the other reason is we have a light wind coming off 48-degree waters. that's also going to keep the snow from falling and accumulating in the city of boston. and along the coastline. so one to three inches, west of boston and into worcester, and then as you get further north, that's where the cold air will hold on the longest. 3 to 6 inches, merrimack valley, southern new hampshire closer to the three inches rather than the six. and also the other reason why we may be tricky with snow totals here is because the sleet and the freezing rain falling on top of snow will eventually compact it. either way, what you can count on tomorrow is a slick commute for the morning. take it very easy.
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out there treating the roads, but allow for extra time and then for the evening commute, we're expecting water on the roads. we'll get a look at the extended forecast before the hour is up in just a few minutes. >> sarah: all right, bri. thank you. tough traffic tomorrow. how about this morning? >> danielle: today it looks pretty good. i think it's because the kiddos are out of school. as you pass the gas tank on the expressway, you're slowing down. you start to hit the brakes around granite avenue, but before that you're fine. from the split slit into boston expressway 23 minutes. south of town looking good. 95 you're slowing down a little bit as you approach 128. no major delays, though, the pike out the fam, wide open, all green there. 93 southbound fine. into town route 1 from 128 into boston, no delays either. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. your longest drive is the expressway. 20 minutes from the split slit into boston. if you are taking the tee, we still have those minor delays on the red line.
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>> sarah: all right, danielle, thank you. a messy mix of snow, sleet and rain will bring headaches and hazardous travel conditions into new england. >> christa: a winter weather advisory goes into effect later today. authorities say now is the time to prepare for this winter weather before the first flakes start to fall. 7's kris anderson continues our coverage. kris, crews ready to hit the roads i'm sure. >> they are ready, sara and nancy. they have salt pilots in weston and two big piles ready to load up on to the trucks. and get prepared. in fact, according to the "boston globe," they have 380 tons of this salt ready to spread out on the roadway, not just for this storm coming, but to keep us prepared as well as 760,000 gallons of de-icing liquid. so they're going to do their part and try to keep the roads as clear as possible. officials are also encouraging folks to use public transportation tomorrow. this of course will be the mbta's first big test since last winter when the storms caused so many problems. commuters had to deal with late
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following the storms in january and february. but they have spent $80 million on new equipment to help clear the tracks, and that test will begin tomorrow with that first snowfall. that's the latest here in weston, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: join us tomorrow morning. we'll have complete storm force coverage as you get ready to start the day. jeremy and bri will track the storm as it moves inch danielle will keep an eye on the road conditions. we'll have reporters out in the field bringing you the latest on conditions. >> nancy: right now heavy rain is making clean-up difficult in the dallas area after strong tornadoes swept through killing at least 11 people and leaving a 40-mile stretch of damage. dozens of others were injured when nine twisters flew through saturday, including one in the city of dwarland that packed 200mph winds. about 1,500 homes were damaged or destroyed in texas. and in western texas, new mexico and the oklahoma okay panhandle, they are dealing with blizzard conditions.
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shut down major highways. tens of thousands of people are now without power. and more than a foot of snow is still expected in most places. further north, 13 people died from flooding in parts of the plains and midwest. flash floods sweeping several vehicles away. and missouri's governor has now declared a state of emergency. he is asking people to stay off the roads because of a dangerous driving condition. >> sarah: we're following breaking news in lynn. right now police are searching for the driver who crashed into a building and just took off. 7's nicole oliverio is live at the scene. nicole, what can you tell us? >> well, police still looking for the driver at this hour. we can tell you we've seen cop cars actually searching backyards nearby to see if they can find who caused all of the damage here to the walnut street coffee cafe . this all happening earlier this morning. if you look at the video, you can see a white jeep just slam through the storefront here, completely shattering the side of the building. what we're being told is that
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took off from a routine traffic stop. now that driver somehow managed to get out of his car and get away from the scene before police could get here, but take a look. these are some of the pictures from inside. you can see the damage that it did. now, fortunately nobody was inside at the time at the hour of the crash and nobody was hurt. but if you take a live look here, crews have been spending all morning trying to secure that side of the build, getting ready to board it up. it's unclear if this cafe will open at all this morning, but again, police still searching for that driver. it's unclear what if any charges they'll be facing. live in lynn, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: nicole, thank you. we are following breaking news from overseas. iraqi military forces retake a strategic government complex in the city of ramadi from isis militants. those militants have occupied the city since may. the military is clarifying early reports that the city has been "fully liberated."
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searching for two armed robbers in worcester. they say two men with guns walked into mcguire's lounge on saugus place around 1:00 a.m. on sunday. one man demanded the bartender give him money from the cash register while the other kept into the ceiling. the pair took off and in one was hurt. happening later today, the two women who are accused of making up a story about seeing a man throw a baby into the merrimack river in haverhill will be in court. a 43-year-old woman and her 23-year-old daughter were set to be charged with misleading a police investigation and filing a false report. officers spent hours searching the water on christmas eve but later determined that report was all made up. quincy credit union is restricting all debit card and atm authorizations until noon today after dozens of people say they were victims of fraudulent transactions over the weekend. in peaceage posted on facebook sunday, the credit union says it appears hackers used skimmers to
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the money is insured and anyone who has money taken out will get it back in their accounts as soon as possible. >> now to the race for the white house. republican front-runner donald trump returning to new hampshire tonight. trump will attend a campaign rally at a middle school in nashua. and he's once again taking aim at hillary clinton, this time on twitter about her husband. the billionaire businessman says former president bill clinton demonstrated a penchant for sexism. >> sarah: developing this morning, firefighters are gaining ground on a wind-whipped wildfire in southern california. they hope to have it fully contained by tomorrow. about 1,200 ache verse burned so far. the concern moving forward is the possibility of land slides. if heavy rain falls on the charred hills. the fire started after strong winds brought down power lines friday night. chicago mayor rahm emanuel promising a full investigation after police shot and killed two people while responding to a domestic disturbance. officers shot and killed a 19-year-old man and his
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jones by accident early saturday. investigators say the 19 year old was threatening his father with a bat. according to police, jones somehow got in the middle of it and was accidentally shot when she opened the door for police. it's not known why police fired. family and friends are now in mourning. the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative duty for 30 days. >> nancy: the red sox are mourning the loss of the man who hit one of the most memorable home runs in franchise history. dave henderson passed away at the age of 57. he died sunday one month after receiving a kidney transplant. he hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of game five in the 1986 alcs against the angels. the sox would later win that game and the series before losing to the mets in the world series. henderson played for five teams in his 14-year mlb career. >> sarah: peyton manning playing defense. the star quarterback firing back
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he one of several proathletes drugs. >> i know how hard i've worked during my 18 years of playing in the nfl. there are no shortcuts in the nfl. i've done it the listening way. i've done it the hard way. to insinuate anything otherwise is a complete and total joke. it's defamation, and it really ticks me off. >> sarah: the documentary claims manning received the now-banned drug through his wife while playing for the indianapolis colts. the man who made those claim, though, is now saying he lied and it's not true. the patriots are still looking the lock up home-field advantage throughout the home season. new englandissed out on a chance to lock up the top seed by losing to the jets in overtime. >> christa: the pats won the coin toss but elected to kick off rather than take the ball. new york elected to march down `the field and scored a touchdown to win the game 26-20. a special teams captain matthew slater says there was no confusion on the pats' sideline regarding that coin toss. >> as a player, maybe you're thinking, hey, we want the ball,
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i just asked him three or four times to make sure i'm not the guy that goes out there and, yeah, we want the kick off, you know, so i double checked three or four times. >> nancy: the pats control their own test any. they can clinch home-field advantage by beating the dolphins at sunday. when there is this much controversy following a coin toss, you know something's wrong. >> all the guys in my house were saying, what. >> bri: both the guys in my house, too, the cat and the husband. we start with a snowy mix and then all rain for all of us by 1:00 p.m. just how much snow, that's big question. the snow forecast tricky for a lot of different reasons. i'll highlight those in my blog. you'll have to see those on whdh.com. but here's a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. a cool start to 2016. >> nancy: bri, thank you. the "today show" is straight ahead.
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i'm nancy chen. >> sarah: i'm sarah french.
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