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breaking news in lynn. police make an arrest after an s.u.v. goes slamming into a business and right through the front wall. a winter blast on its way. we're tracking this storm that could bring a messy mix to much of new england. and some pats fans straching their heads this morning, after a coin toss leads to confusion and a loss against the jets. >> announcer: this is 7 news today in new england. >> 9:00 on the dot on this monday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm nancy chen. >> i'm sarah french. it was a whet and rainy weekend and we're getting ready for winter to finally make its way into new england. december knife had -- might have had record high temperatures. snow and rain already on its
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tricky tuesday morning commute for many. >> and for the latest, here's bri. >> with these temperatures running below freezing points north and west of boston, 28 right now in worcester. but we to have a bit of a breeze out there that's taking the women readings and real-feel temperatures into the teens for worcester. and it feels like 20 degrees in boston, with a good clip. it's a nice breeze out of the north-northwest that's going to >> adam: some chill to our air today. but here is our winter storm system that we're expecting to arrive overnight on the. and as it pushes in, the first part of it does arrive as snow. it changing changing changing to all-rain event by 1:00. we're seeing more wet, we're done with the white by that point. so a wet commute home tomorrow, but the morning commute that's where the real issue is. winter weather advisory that is in effect through 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, so how much snow can
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well, i'd lean more on the side of the lower totals, just based on the fact that once we get that changeover to a wintry mix, it's going to weight down any snow that does fall. but 1 to 3 inches generally speaking for most of us, boston and out to worcester. we'll cover this more in detail coming up in a few minutes. >> we're tracking fast track traffic. all right. here's danielle. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. out in charlton 495 eastbound, we have a car carrier on fire. that's blocking the two right lanes. the rest of the ride into boston on the pike, no delays to tell you about. looking good there. south of town we had an earlier accident in canton. that actually just cleared from the braintree split into boston. nine minutes on the expressway. northbound 93 into boston looks great. so does route 1. so i think the kiddos not in school yet is doing good things for the roads. let's take a look at the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway the split to the tunnel, no delays from 128, just 12 minutes.
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breaking news out of lynn. a man is in custody after police say he crashed his car right into a cafe. >> the car went right through the front wall before the driver took off. 7's nicole oliverio is live in details. >> reporter: well, we do know arrested. apparently he tried calling a cab after he took off from the scene. that cab company called police make that arrest. but as you take a look, you can see crews here still on the scene, still boarding up the entire side of the walnut street coffee cafe, this after an s.u.v. went running through it and slamming through the brick storefront early this morning. you can see the car going all the way through the side. what we believe happened is that police were following the car, following a traffic stop, that car obviously did not stop and ended up crashing through the building. that driver, though, managed to get out of the car and took off from the scene before police could get there. and if you take a look, this is the inside, this is all of the
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this morning when the car came crashing through. now because this happened so early in the morning, nobody was inside. and the owners just fortunate that no one was hurt. >> it's a neighborhood place and we have lori who is the assistant manager, she's cleaning up right now. she's worked here since she was 14. that's more than half her life. our people are super loyal. it's a family. so we'll be fine. we'll be absolutely fine. and we're just really, really glad and we're really lucky that it happened in the middle of the night when no one was here. >> reporter: so again taking a live look. you can see the cafe being boarded up right now. as for that driver, he should be arraigned possibly today. we know he did suffer some injuries from the accident. that's the latest live in lynn, nicole oliverio, 7 news today in new england. >> nicole, thank you. and winter weather finally on its way.
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shovels and ice melt as we await our first flakes of the season. we're still waiting to see just how much snow we'll get before the storm changes over to rain. but crews are getting ready for whatever is coming our way. let's go out live to kris anderson in westin. >> reporter: we know something is coming and those salters will be loading up with all of the salt we have in the two big piles here in westin. in fact, they have 380 tons of this salt ready to load into the trucks, that to go along with 760,000 gallons of the de-icer, the magnesium chloride that they spray out there on the roadways to help keep that snow from sticking, the ice, whatever mixture comes down from the sky. we haven't been talking much about it so far this year, because it's been a relatively mild winter. one thing that they are urging is that you try out public transportation tomorrow, give that a shot. it keeps you off the roadways and, of course, this will be the
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last year's debacle, where there was so many delays and can -- cancellations. they invested $80 million in new equipment to keep the tracks clear. and that new equipment will be on display some when they give it their first run as we get our first significant snowfall of the season, at least first measurable snowfall for us here in massachusetts. that's the story here in weston, chris -- kris anderson, 7 news today in new england. >> j.r. and bri will be tracking the storm as it moves in. danielle will be keeping an eye on the road conditions and we'll have reporters out in the field conditions. we do get started tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. right now heavy rain is making cleanup difficult in the dallas area, after strong tornadoes swept through, killing at least 11 people and leaving a 40-mile stretch of damage. dozens much -- of others were injured when nine twisters
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winds up to 200 miles per hour in garland. about 1500 homes were damaged or destroyed in the state. on the other side of the state, authorities in west texas, as well as in new mexico, and oklahoma pandhandle are dealing with blizzard conditions. blowing and drifting snow has shut down major highways. snow drifts in some spots could reach 10 feet tall. tens of thousands of people are without power. more than a foot of snow is expected in some areas. further north, 13 people died from flooding in parts of the plains and midwest. flash floods swept several week ises -- several weeks away. missouri's governor declared a state of emergency. he's asking people stay off the roads because of the dangerous driving conditions there. new this morning, police are searching for two armed robbers in worcester. they say two men with guns walked into mcguire's lounge on saugus place around 1:00 saturday morning. one man demanded the bartender give him money from the cash register, while the other kept
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into the ceiling. the pair took off and thankfully no one was hurt. happening later today, the two women accused of making up a story about seeing a man 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 said 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 made up. quincy credit union is restricting all debit card and a.t.m. use today, after dozens of people 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 card information. and the money is insured at anyone who had money taken out will it get in their accounts as soon as possible. we're following breaking news overseas. a strategic government complex is taken in ramadi from isis militants.
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city since may. the military is clarifying earlier reports that the city had been fully liberated. 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 acres have burned so far. the concern moving forward is the possibility of landslides if hills. the fire started after strong friday night. the patriots are still looking to lock up home field advantage throughout the postseason. new england lost out for a top seed by losing in the overtime. >> they elected to kick off rather than take the ball. new york marched down the field, scored a touchdown to win the game 26-20. special teams captain says there was confusion, though, on the pats' sidelines regarding that coin toss. >> as a player, maybe you're
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that's not what coach wanted to do. no, i just asked him three, four times to make sure i'm not the guy that goes out there, yeah, we want to kickoff. yeah. so i double checked three, four times. >> well, the pats still control their own destiny when it comes to the number one seed. they can clinch home field advantage by beating the dolphins in miami on sunday. i mean, you have to trust belichick knows what he's talking about. still it has so many people shaking their heads. >> my whole household was going what? what's going on. all right. still ahead on 7 news today in playing defense. the star quarterback firing back after reports surface that he cheated. and they're back in business on cleveland's circle. the special guest having lunch at chipotle today, after a norovirus shut it down for days. winter weather has moved in already with the cold temperatures today. and then snow and ice tomorrow.
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welcome back. 9:13 on this monday morning. did you have a nice holiday weekend? is >> i did. did you? >> i did. my tad came into town. i took him out to newport and looked at the mansions. >> the weather was pretty incredible, bri. to go from that to a winter storm symptom. >> just a few days ago we were well into the 70s in a couple of spots. we kept saying winter is coming. sun and chill for us today. messy mix for us tomorrow and that's really a big weather headlines. right around freezing for most spots. 32 in boston. just below that bedford sitting at 30. 28 at worcester. but with the breeze out of the north-northwest today, it feel like it's in the teens in worcester, 20 in boston, 28 in norwood. so if you've got the new winter coat under the tree for christmas, today is a good day to break it out and you'll need
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here's the monster storm system that we're expecting to arrive overnight on the. we have the cold air in place. it's here today. and then as that system pushes in, and it brings the wet weather in, the two collide, it starts out as snow and then changes to a mix. we've got some warmer air that's working in upstairs. and that will melt the snowflake, which is why we're expecting more of this crunchy mess, icy mess. talking about sleet and freezing rain. so working through the timeline, you can see it does start out as snow and does quickly change over to mix for most locations, especially along the coastline with an easterly wind component that's coming off 48-degree water temperature. that's going to melt the snowflakes as well. and then by the time we hit midday into 1:00, we've all changed over to rain. evening commute looking more wet. morning commute looking like the slick and potentially dangerous one. winter weather advisory that's posted through tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. now the big question for everyone has always been how much snow are we going to see?
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north of the merrimack valley and 1 to 2 inches outside of boston, west into worcester. the thing with the snow totals is you've got to think more on the lower end, rather than the higher end, because once we get that snow, it piles up. you get the crunchy stuff on top of it and it can really weight totals. forecast. but here's some general thinking at this point. this is a monster storm. dan hausle has more -- danielle gersh has more. >> reporter: keep in mind as it moved through texas over the weekend, it produced deadly tornadoes. you can see the southern gulf coast up to chicago, still dealing with a lot of weather. so the threat for tornadoes is still there this morning into about noon time today. a tornado watch in effect for parts of mississippi into alabama. even parts of florida as well. we have a couple of tornado warnings, too. so that's something to keep a very close eye on. as we head north also through
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threat for very strong and can be damaging those straight-line winds as well. also flash flooding a threat. up towards chicago, nebraska you could see all of that heavy rain has turned to snow and then we'll see the wintry mix, as we head into tomorrow. 24 hours from now that will change. bri, back to you on that. >> yeah, danielle, we'll run through the timeline once again for us. us. if you're up past midnight, i think between 1:00 and 6:00, a potential for seeing the snowflakes. but then changing over to a wintry mix. 24 -- this doesn't mean we're out of the woods. we're talking sleet and freezing rain. we're talking ice accretion and that can make the roads very slick and that danger is still there through midday, changing over to rain by 1:00 with the temperatures warming into the 40s. so as you can see, morning commute looks to be the concern, evening less so. but still water on the roads. here's a look at my 7 on 7 forecast. yep.
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stay, especially as we kick off the new year. we're stuck in the 30s. >> oh. >> thanks, bri. still ahead, it's an infamous art heist and new details about paintings. >> and from all the hype and all the heartbreak, we are taking a look back at the year in sports in today's 7 top 7. john kasich's an impatient rascal. paces, pushes. but, unlike some, his state is now booming. unlike some, john kasich has proven he can do the job. brought back jobs from mexico and china. keep us safe, make us boom. because he's done it before. only an impatient rascal can bring america back. john kasich. new day for america is
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>> yes, from upsets to overtime thrillers, and all the historic moments in between. sports director joe amorosino takes us back in our 7's top 7. >> highs and lows, cummings and goings, 2015 was another banner year on the boston sports scene. >> the boston bruins' run of seven consecutive appearances in the playoffs will end. >> a disappointing finish for the bruins, leading to changes on causeway street. from the top down, the b's hit the reset button in the offseason. but they stayed in house with their g.m. >> i want to be here, first of all. >> keeping the decisions that are paying off after a slow start to the year. >> i like our progress but i like to win. so i'm disappointed right now. >> james attacks the basket. >> lebron james and the cavaliers put a quick end to the celtics' playoff run. danny ainge tried making a
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up standing pat in a relatively uneventful summer. now in year three of the brad stevens' era, the celtics are learning on the fly. and trying to build a team capable of chasing banners. >> i have one goal at this job, it's to win an nba championship. >> amigoing. >> the spring training smiles turned upside down in a hurry for the red sox. >> drops the ball. >> their big free agent pick-ups struggled through a brutal first year in boston. y>> it's hart of -- part of the game, you'll win and lose. >> the worse news came off off the field. >> monday's surgery for the hernia revealed that i have lymphoma. >> john farrell's stunning cancer diagnosis, the low point in the third last place finish in four years.
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>> it's an extreme honor to join the organization. >> he grabbed a bat, a closer and a big ace on the free agent market. >> this is a place that has winning in their blood. i'm happy to be a red sox and i'm ready to help this organization, this city win. >> all of it music to their cancer-free skipper's ears. >> do you think david price and chris young are here, three guys we had targeted, really focuses in on the strength of our roster. >> ortiz to right field. >> a roster that's about to have a big hole in the middle. >> david ortiz the newest member of the .500 club. >> this season i'm going to be done with my career. >> big papi ready to make one more run for a championship before calling it a career. >> hopefully enjoying this season. >> ola! >> 2015 featured an all-time red sox great getting called to the hall. >> boston, i don't have enough
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>> we watched fenway get ready for some football. witnessed greatness from soccers golden girls. and saw a horse make a run for the ages. >> american pharaoh has won the triple crown! >> speaking of crowns -- >> quick throw. it's intercepted. >> and unsung hero sewed up the fourth super bowl win. but it didn't take long for scandal to rain down on the patriots' parade. >> i have great admiration, respect for tom brady. but the rules have to be enforced. >> tom brady and roger goodell spent the summer going toe-to-toe over the quarterback's four-game deflate-gate suspension, which was eventually overturned. >> long seven months for everybody. but i think now the goal is to focus on what my job is and what i usually go out there and do to help our team win. >> all right.
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amorosino reporting. and on the we'll take a look back at the stories that changed us right here at home. ahead on "today in new england," searching for stolen paintings. where the fbi went looking for artwork taken in the isabella stewart gardner museum heist. plus, star nfl quarterback peyton manning fighting allegations after a report claims he used performance-enhancing drugs. hard on your nose there's the endless runny noses. the sneezes that just won't quit and of course, the biting cold of snow day play. that's why puffs is soft. puffs plus lotion tissues... ...are gentle on skin. they help soothe irritation by locking in moisture better. so you can get out
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still receiving gifts from the holidays is great, until you have to make those returns. >> yeah. you know, it's sort of a ritual that can be a real holiday hassle. but there are some ways to save yourself a headache and maybe
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so santa and his reindeer did their part. and you've done yours. now it's time to hit the stores again. >> no one likes to do the gift returns. but on average most consumers tell us at retail me not that 20% of the gifts go back to the store. >> those dreaded holiday returns almost as much of a holiday ritual as putting up the christmas tree. for some, though, it's christmas all over again, just a few days later. >> shoes, shoes, shoes. >> shoes for $23. michael kors $24. i mean, come on. >> holiday returns are whatever you make them. before going out, experts recommend doing your homework first. know store policies and what to expect. >> so definitely want to try to get your big-ticket items back, first and foremost, because there's a timeframe for a lot of retailers. >> things to remember before heading out. if you have a gift receipt, take with you. and don't expect cash back.
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of smart technology -- >> having mobile computing power in your pocket is going to make you a smarter shopper. so you can not only get the best quality product, but you can get the best quality product for a great price. >> be sure to bring your i.d. most stores will require one to cut down on fraud. and according to the national retail federation, holiday returns account for about 8% of all holiday sales. how did you make out? >> i didn't return anything. but my husband did. i got him the wrong -- i got him a shirt and the wrong neck size or something. so he had to return it. but he said the lines weren't that long. >> yeah, i guess a lot of people are returning and buying online. i have to say, i got a kate middleton calendar for christmas. i audibly gaped. we're talking good now. workers heading back to the chipotle this morning, who has a lunch at a time at the restaurant behind that neurovirus outbreak? and the arrival of winter.
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winter event. we'll give you all thedetail coming up in the forecast. >> a standoff suspect heading to court after a homes bursts into flames just minutes sanders: over 2 million contributions have been made to the only campaign that rejects a corrupt campaign finance system. you can't level the playing field with wall street banks and billionaires by taking their money. i'm bernie sanders,
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i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. break news. a car crashes through the front wall of a lynn cafe. now the driver is under arrest. new details in a norovirus. a notorious heist, rather, where officials recently went looking for some pricey pieces of artwork. and an nfl quarterback forced to play defense. peyton manning firing back after reports surfaced that he cheated. >> announcer: this is 7 news today in new england. >> it's after christmas. okay, you know. >> i'm still eating all the cookies i have left over at this point. >> we're all kind of on a sugar high, hangover. >> there are leftovers? wait a minute. >> there's some back there.
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i thought i took care of that. at least i tried to. winter is here with us. we are at freezing in boston right now. 30 degrees in bedford. but it feels like it's 17 in worcester. feels like 20 in bedford and boston because of the breeze that's coming out of the north-northwest. so we aren't going to budge a whole lot with our temperatures today. partly cloudy skies and even an ocean-effect snowshower moving across the cape right now. it's not going to amount to any accumulation, but it could make for some slick travel out on the cape. here's our monster storm system that works in for us for overnight tonight and into tomorrow. past midnight on the, this starts out as snow and changes to a wintry mix. we're talking sleet, we're talking freezing rain, ice accretion on the roads, this is really why this winter storm is significant for us. it does change to rain by the afternoon. so we'll have a lot of wet on the roads. but it's not necessarily the snow totals that's the big issue to pay attention to.
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effect for slick spots on the roads. this could cause for a lot of sliding around. again not because of the snow, but because of the ice that could accrete on the roads. 3 to 5 inches. we're more on the lighter sides of all of these snow totals based on the fact that once we get the ice, it will compact the snow. we have more details on this and we'll run through them all in just a few minutes. >> all right. bri, thanks. remember, 7 news will be tracking this storm as it moves in during the morning commute tomorrow. we'll have team coverage in studio, as well as out in the elements. and we get started at 5:00 a.m. and we continue to follow breaking news lynn this morning. a man is in custody after police say he crashed his s.u.v. into a coffee shop. >> the man drove through the side of the walnut street coffee cafe overnight and took off from the scene before police arrived cab. the cab company called police and officers then arrested that man. it appears police were following him after a traffic stop. this is a look at the damage inside the building. because this crash happened so
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inside. the owners are just thankful that no one was hurt. >> we will have this place cleaned up and looking better. we want to make sure it's safe for everyone. but as soon as it's safe, we'll be serving coffee. >> the driver did suffer from injuries from the crash. he could be arraigned as soon as today. quincy credit union is restricting all debit card and a.t.m. authorizations until noon today. this after dozens of people say they were victims of fraudulent transactions over the weekend. and a message posted on facebook sunday, the credit union says it appears hackers used skimmers to steal card information. all of the money is insured and anyone who had money taken out will be back in their account as soon as possible. happening today. the man from everett involved in a nearly six-hour standoff with police on christmas will be arraigned. police say the man barricaded himself inside his home when they responded to reports of
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officers fired several tear gas canisters inside that home until it accidentally caught fire and that's when the man surrendered. also this morning, boston's chief health suspect suspect inspector says he'll -- health inspector says he'll have lunch at chipotle today, the restaurant is back open now, it was closed for two weeks after nearly 140 boston college students contracted norovirus after eating there. inspectors say a sick employee, who was not allowed to go home, was likely the cause of the outbreak. a manager, who would not let the employee leave, has since been fired. a lowell service station goes up in flames and now investigators are working to determine the cause of that fire. several crews responded to the meineke car care center yesterday afternoon. firefighters could be seen examining the garage and the cars parked inside. no injuries were reported. officials are investigating the cause of a fire at the yacht
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crews contained the flames on the first floor of a building sunday. it's not known if any boats were darked. new details on the isabella stewart gardner museum heist. fbi agents came up empty after searching for the stolen paintings. according to the "the boston globe," the thieves had a connection to someone at the racetrack. agents spent a day there back in september, but didn't find any of the 13 pieces. the works include three rembrandts and there is a $5 million reward for information leading to their recovery. now to the race for the white house. republican frontrunner donald trump returning to new hampshire on the. trump will attend a campaign rally at a middle school in nashua and 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 penchant for sexism was exactly her words. and i just turned them and i thought it was fine. and, yeah, i think that bill
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obama. >> meantime, donald trump pulled back into striking distance of texas senator ted cruz for the iowa caucus. polls last week show the race is a virtual tie for first place. also on 7, peyton manning is trading in his throwing arm and playing defense after allegations that he cheated. manning denying reports that he's used human growth hormone highlighted in a documentary that aired last night. >> disgusted is really how i feel. sickened by it. >> star quarterback and american football hero peyton manning tested his legacy to espn on sunday. the interview comes 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 work during my 18 years of playing in the nfl. there are no shortcuts in the nfl. i have done the long way and the hard way. to insinuate anything otherwise is a complete and total joke.
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me off. >> the documentary shows hidden camera interviews with a pharmacist, who interned briefly at the geyer institute in indianapolis. sly claimed manning received no-banned drugs through his wife ashley. >> all of the time we'd be sending ashley manning drugs, like growth hormone, all the time. everywhere. florida. never be under peyton's name. >> manning received treatment at the clinic after being injured in 2010 while playing for the indianapolis colts. >> makes me sick that it brings ashley into it, her medical history, her medical privacy being violated. >> backlash against the documentary's claims has been swift. even charlie sly himself, the man the documentary hangs its 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. >> manning reportedly told "sports illustrated" he plans to
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accusations. we're following more news today. chicago mayor rahm emanuel promising a full investigation after police shot and killed two people while responding to a domestic disturbance early saturday. officers shot and killed a 19-year-old college student and his 55-year-old neighbor. investigators say the 19-year-old was threatening his father with a bat, and according police, the neighbor here was shot accidentally. it's not known why police fired. friends and freshman now in -- friends and family are now in mourning. >> police are suppose to serve the lives. what's with that picture? it's a badge to kill? help? in our city. it's not the time for violence. right now is the compassion towards families experiencing injustices throughout our city. >> the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on
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a man steals a bottle of vodka from a liquor store in providence. he grabs the bottle off a store 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. >> hope we help the rest of the vendors in the area. so the guy that can hit him again. >> the store owner is offering a $100 gift card to anyone who can identify this man. still ahead this morning, one man's trash is one boy's treasure. how trash collectors surprised a little boy with an unusual christmas gift. and the celtics taking on the knicks last night as one big name returned to the court. and our first winter weather event on the way for overnight on the and into tomorrow. and it will likely cause problems for the morning
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welcome back. 9:43 right now. and we're gearing up for tomorrow, because it could be a little messy for the morning commute. >> yeah. you can only put it off for so long, bri. >> exactly. winter is coming. i think this will be a little rough on us, not a run out and get the milk and bread kind of event. only one day that was below average. we're running 11.6 degrees above average and it's still on track for the warmest december on record and those temperatures plummeted today. this is where we're sitting right now at freezing in boston. 28 in worcester.
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we have a breeze out of the north-northwest that's taking the real feel of those temperatures into the teens for worcester. 20 degrees is what it feels like in bed bedford and boston. hopefully you still have the layers on standby. because we'll need them. partly cloudy skies, even some ocean-effect snow showers working across cape cod right now. nothing significant. it could make for slick roads. here's the winter storm system that we are looking at. and, boy, this is a monster of a storm. not hitting us head on. place. as it drives in the wet weather and even a mid-layer up in the upper levels of the atmosphere, so we're talking upstairs, it has a warm layer, which will melt the snowflake and then it refreezes on its way down. so we're talking about ice as well as the snow, so while the snow totals don't look all that it's new england. we've dealt with much worse. it still makes for a very messy morning tomorrow. starting as snow for us, working through the timeline here and
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now this area in the pink here, this isn't we're out of the woods for danger here. this is when we really need to watch the roads. sleet and freezing rain is what we're we're looking at for the morning hours and changing to all rain by the time we hit midday. looks like 1:00 p.m. we're looking at wet roadways, rather than white ones. winter weather advisory in effect through tomorrow at # -- 1:00 p.m. here are the snow totals we're looking for. these things you're looking at these numbers thinking this is no problem. but we are worried worried about slick roadways, dangerous travel, especially for the morning hours and also take a look at those lower totals, because once we do get the sleet and freezing rain, it will compact the snow that we do get early on. now for more on this monster system, danielle gersh. >> thanks, bri. this storm really a strong one. keep in mind it, brought dangerous tornadoes to parts of texas over the weekend and the float tornadoes isn't over yet. we have a tornado watch still in effect for areas in yellow. so parts of alabama, parts of
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florida under that and we also have some tornado warnings in effect as we speak right now in the areas of red, so into pensacola, into alabama as well. they're probably taking their tornado precautions as we speak. so this is a very strong storm. the threat for tornadoes low pressure diminish as we head into lunchtime. but memphis, st. louis flash flooding, strong straight-line winds a threat from this storm for the rest of the day. even snow from this storm as we head north, chicago into nebraska under winter storm warnings. winter storm watches. so this is a very strong storm it, seems far away right now. that will change in about 24 hours from now. >> yeah, danielle, it is also our first of the season. we've been dealing with very mild temperatures. and now we get this. so it's going to take a little while to get back in the groove of things. we've done winter in new england. but this is the first storm of the season. again early on set of snow, changing to a wintry mix as we get through 6:00 a.m. to
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changing to rain for most spots. we will still watch out for some slick roads all the way through the lunchtime hour. but it will be more wet as you head home in the afternoon. a look at the 7 on 7 forecast through the rest of the week, things are fairly quiet, maybe some rain showers early on thursday. new year's day looks quiet as well. but the kickoff to 2016 is brrr. we'll see new a bit. >> thanks, bri. all right, santa teaming up with the city sanitation crew in california. a 4-year-old boy getting a big surprise in was no ordinary wish. this little boy put in a request for new garbage cans. >> i love that. so for this kid, one man's trash is another man's treasure. >> reporter: tease a chore -- it's a chore even on christmas it's still garbage pick-up day on christmas day. while other kids were unwrapping gifts, there in the distance is little 4-year-old jobiah wells putting away garbage cans.
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>> it started with waving at the truck each week and it was kind of exciting to go out and see them. they started waving back. >> now he not only pulls up his family's trash cans, he takes in his neighbors. >> i pull up the cans and make them happy. >> reporter: not just one or two, but 17 neighbors. >> some people are outside so they say "thank you." and i sometimes say "you're welcomes." >> reporter: the truck drivers say they see it week after week. >> he loves so much. i'm just amazed how he goes up and down the neighborhood and puts everybody's back. just got to be perfect, too. >> you want me to write your christmas list. >> two new blues. >> reporter: when it came time to make a list for santa. >> one gray. one new green. >> reporter: you guessed it. he asked for shiny new garbage cans. >> anything else you want for christmas? >> yes. trash cans. >> just the trash cans? >> yeah. >> reporter: it became clear
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after all the garbage was picked up. >> what do you think it might be? >> reporter: the garbage trucks came back through to drop something off just for him. >> are those the right ones? look. it's clean. >> stan did it -- santa did it right. >> reporter: at first he was a little speechless, then he went right to work. wheeling down the old cans to trade them in for the new ones and jobiah had a gift for the collection crew. >> thanks, buddy. do i get a hug today? >> merry christmas to you. >> thanks, buddy. >> wow, that was jadiann thompson reporting, by the way. what a sweetheart. i want to take him home. >> i know. i love how they put the red ribbons, you know, on the trash cans. >> the bow and everything. coming up next this morning, patriots fans flipping out over a tough loss in, no. bill belichick defending the decision which some say cost the team a win. >> the record haul for "star wars" at the box office. just how much the seventh installment has already made and
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>> announcer: and now time for 7 sports with trey daerr. >> good morning. it's an extra interesting monday to play the monday morning quarterback game. the patriots electing to kick off in overnight overtime. you play to win the game and never had a chance to do it. they elected to not give tom york. the patriots forcing overtime with a late touchdown. but on the coin toss, which they win, belichick electing to kickoff rather than take the ball first. questionable decision and one that does not pan out. the jets make sure the pats never even get to touch the ball, ending the game with a six
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pats fall in new york 26-20 in o.t. >> it wasn't like we were tracking it up and down the field, you know. it's not like it's certainly an easy decision. and i think we all have confidence at whatever coach decides, you know. we have to go out there and do our job. he's trying to do whatever he thinks to help us win. >> bruins and the senators. playing without tory who left saturday's game and lost david in ottawa. and late in the period, they'd watch the game slip away as well. john i -- johnny on the spot to bury the goal. they've now dropped three in a row. celtics going in the other direction. hosting the knicks, marcus back on the floor for the first time since suffering a knee injury november 20th. late first half, check out isaiah thomas. showing off the handle. then going behind the back to jonas for the three. celtics win it 191 picking up their fourth-straight win.
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money to be made. the movie will open in china on january 9th. china is the world's second largest movie market. it looks like it will be a good day to stay in and watch a movie tomorrow. >> yeah. we're expecting our first winter weather event tomorrow. changing to more of a wintry mix. we're talking sleet and freezing rain and then turning to rain by 1:00 p.m. for all of us. how much snow are we talking? well, it could start out as 3 to 5 inches and then get squashed down by all of that frozen precipitation later on in the day. nevertheless, roads will be slick for that morning commute. so please remember that. take it easy and drive slowly. allow for extra time. cold temperatures are here to stay with us, especially as we kick off the new year. you can see those highs only topping out in the mid-30s. >> all right. thanks, bri. >> all right much more of of the "today" show straight ahead. >> have a wonderful morning.
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