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goes up inlames. a fire breaking out at a hotel just minutes away from a crowded new year's eve celebration. first night fears. police across the nation and overseas dealing with terror threats. >> sarah: and we're going back outside. just hours i way from the puck drop at gillette stadium. it's the winter classic. we're talking bruins-canadiens. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good friday morn, everybody. happy new year. ill e-mail sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: good to have you back. >> christa: just in time for the new year. we're just hours away from the winter classic. the bruins and canadiens all ready to set off at gillette stadium. we'll have a big preview of the big game all morning long. here's a live look outside. let's go to meteorologist bri eggers. it's been a while to get back on the bike for me. sorry, bri. >> bri: christa, glad to have you back. i should have told you last week, "see you next year."
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with you. glad to have you back on this new year's day. 38 in boston. 32 in worcester. that's the only reading that is at freezing at this point. not as concerned with ice this morning if you're out and about early, or late, as it were. clouds with us through the better part of the day, but we will get some peeks of sunshine, plus we do have some lake-effect snow showers to our west that could bring some flurries in our direction, so that's why i have a few flurries question mark because most of us don't see it. flakes flying around the air. we can't rule that out. 38 to 43 for those highs this afternoon with a westerly wind. and a big cold blast on the way for us. we'll get to those details coming up in just a few minutes. >> sarah: right now a serious atv crash sends four people to the hospital. >> nancy: right now investigators are trying to piece together exactly what went wrong. we'll go to kris anderson. he has the latest on what we're learning about this crash that happened here. >> kris: christa and sarah, the accident happened around 9:00 last night right on fitchburg and auburn hill roads.
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pretty banged up, and on the road, one of them appears to be a smaller youth-sized model atv. it appears at least at this point that one child may have been hurt in this accident. four people are being treated at the hospitals this morning. two of them had to be taken there by helicopter. police are still trying to figure out what caused this accident, but we'll continue to monitor it and bring you any updates as we get them in. that's the latest live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. flames. investigators trying to figure out what started that fire, and crews from several different towns were called in to help battle this fire. it spread to a nearby home on main street, as well, last night. look at those flames. the homeowner telling the "worcester telegram" no one was home at the time. so there were no injuries and the red cross helped four people who were at the scene. >> sarah: firefighters will be going into a luxury hotel in dubai today as they try to figure out what caused this massive fire on new year's eve. the inferno breaking out just
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to go off in a building nearby. people were sent running for their lives in panic. flames 20 floors high engulfed the high-end address hotel in downtown dubai. debris still on fire falling to the streets. >> it was then six or seven minutes, the entire side of the building was engulfed in flames. >> sarah: for more than two hours dubai's skyline lit up. emergency responders racing to help. >> we saw quite a bit of firefighters making their way, running top speed through the mall to try to get to that location. >> sarah: everyone inside was evacuated. one person had a heart attack from all the smoke. more than a dozen others had minor injuries. >> you know, it's just a sense of euphoria, people laughing, the music was playing. and then all of a sudden you saw the flames and everyone was focused, running to get a better vantage point. >> sarah: outside people were running for safety. >> there was debris raining down from as high up as 20 floors up
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and now you can see what they're trying to do is to try to get everybody out of the mall area. >> sarah: at midnight, dubai's world-famous fireworks went ahead to the disbelief of many. >> it's really surreal and business disai. >> sarah: there were 14 minor injuries, but amazingly no one was killed. >> christa: right now a man from rochester, new york, facing charges after the f.b.i. says he was planning an isis-inspired attack on new year's eve. authorities say the 25-year-old emanuel lutchman planned to stab people at a local restaurant/bar and possibly carry out a kidnapping, as well. the former cob victim became radicalized through the internet and swore allegiance to the terror group just last week. just an hour before the new year, authorities from germany alerted of an imminent terror attack. they received a tip that a group of isis suicide bombers was planning an attack in munich. police immediately cleared two
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to avoid crowded areas. >> sarah: crews in boston cleaning up after last nation's first-night celebration. the leaf blowers were out in full force to gather up hundreds of bags of trash in the streets. a big crowd gathered on copley square to ring in 2016. and there were fireworks, ice sculptures and a bunch of other festivities. hundreds also lined boylston street for the parade led by mayor marty walsh and police commissioner william evans. they say there were no threats but plenty of security to ensure a smooth ride into the new year. >> it's a delicate balance. i don't want people to see it and be intimidated. but we have plenty of resources of our own and a lot of undercovers working the crowd. >> this is our celebration. we're not going to let anyone deter us from celebrating and bringing in the new year. >> sarah: for the first time, this year's event was organized bay private company, not the city. >> nancy: we're just hours away from the 2016 winter classic at gillette stadium.
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on ice, ready the host the bruins and canadiens, and one of sport's biggest rivalries is going to take place. >> sarah: we have team coverage in foxborough starting with nicole oliverio. hey, nicole. >> nicole: good morning, sarah. it's the perfect weather. it feels like an ice rink outside. at 1:00 that game will get under way. >> i want to apologize, and i truly am sorry to everyone about again the situation. >> nicole: brad marchand saying sorry for the three-game suspension that will keep him out of the winter classic, a game his teammates are approaching with pride. >> it's obviously one of the highlights of the season for the whole league, so it's a privilege, an honor to be playing in this game. >> nicole: an honor that means even more to the bay state bred players, getting ready to skate on home ice. >> being from massachusetts and playing where the patriots are, for the bruins it's a surreal
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>> i haven't been in the stadium before as a big fan of the patriots and watched them win some big games here. now we get a chance to play in a big game and hopefully get a win for our team. >> usually in the nose bleeds, but it's nice to be on the main level there. >> nicole: in the main event this new year's day, with the interhockey world watching. >> playing on a stage like this is something you remember for the rest of you life. that's a connection with your teammates you'll have for the rest of your life. >> it's a special moment, especially here at gillette stadium with 60,000 plus fans. that's something that we don't get to experience at all. so we're going to try to take everything in and enjoy the moment. >> nicole: so for a stadium that hosts football, coming up at 5:30, we'll show you how some hockey players on both sides are paying tribute to the new england patriots. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, nicole.
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excited about this game, players or fans. nancy chen is live at gillette with the full fan experience. hey, nancy. >> nancy: good morning, sarah. if you're fan of hockey, gillette stadium is the place to be today. there's a lot more going on than just the game itself. the nhl has set up what's called a spectator plaza where you can play a bunch of games and test your skills without having to get out on the ice. there are shooting demonstrations. you can transform yourself into a hockey player and, of course, pick up your favorite bruins' gear. here are the details if you want to come experience the spectator plaza. it opens this morning at 9:00. there will be live music, food, interactive games and contests all leading up to the game at 1:00. now, entrance to the spectator plaza is free, but you will have to pay for parking. of course, the main attraction is the game itself, and the bruins-canadiens is a great rivalry. the teams have played 177 stanley cup playoff games
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that's the most in nhl history. the canadiens have won more of those game, but most bruins still show respect for their neighbors to the north. >> the physical contact, the hard-hitting, the respect between both the teams. >> montreal is the hotbed of hockey. that's where it comes from. and it's just a few hours away. we just don't like the canadiens. >> nancy: finally, if you are headed to the game today, bring your appetite. put those new year's resolutions aside for now. there will be about 186 gallons of clam chowder served today and 2,000 pounds of italian sausage. so it should be a great day for fans coming out to foxborough. the weather as bri mentioned should be amazing. coming up in about 15 minutes, we'll take a look at how the weather will affect the ice inside gillette. live at foxborough, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england."
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on 7 nbc. the game starts at 1:00 and join us after for a complete breakdown of the matchup. >> christa: also on 7, the roof of a building comes crashing down in somerville. fire crews who responded say contractors who were working on the site left lumber on the roof of this old somerville carriage house for days. that's why it happened. no one was inside at the time. the building did have an active gas line. witnesses say they could smell gas fumes and a nearby apartment had to be evacuated. >> they took us one by one per floor to make sure we took everything we needed for the day. >> right away, your memories. i shoved this driveway i don't know how many times when i was a kid. and, yeah, you do get mixed feelings. >> christa: eventually demolition crews carefully made their way into the tight space and took down the historic building. >> sarah: police are searching for a person who shot and killed a man in new bedford. a 24-year-old man arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. around the same time, a shot
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area of pleasant street. so far no arrests have been made. camille cosby will have to give a deposition to lawyers regarding seven sexual assault cases against her husband. seven women are suing comedian bill cosby in federal court in springfield. a judge ruled that because his wife doubles as his business manager she has information relevant to the lawsuit. cosby was charged with sexual assault for the first time on wednesday. >> christa: we have much more news ahead on this first day of 2016. call her the marathon mom. why she's running the equivalent of seven marathons in just a few weeks. >> sarah: and we're less than eight hours until the puck drops at gillette. the boston bruins lacing up and ready the take on their rivals in the 2016 winter classic. >> bri: and the weather is looking perfect for the winter classic. we will have some chilly feel to the air with a bit of a breeze this afternoon. but highs generally in the low 40s for most. we'll get to that forecast
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>> sarah: welcome back. happy 2016. can you believe it? >> christa: it's here. a little bit of a clean-up i think they're going to have at copley square. would have been nice to be out last night. and i know a lot of other people did. they got the ice sculptures there. >> sarah: yeah. >> christa: got the weather for it, as well. nice and chilly. >> sarah: i went to bed early, but bri, you went to copley for a little bit, right? >> bri: i did. thank goodness they do those fireworks at 7:00. how awesome is that? absolutely incredible. the pru was lit up. they had a "16" lit up in the window. an incredible night. we do get a cold blast next weekend. we're talking cold. it's a quiet pattern overall, but that's for now. there are some cues that it
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change up things as we head into the middle of january, but we'll have to wait and see how that all plays out. current temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. only worcester at the freezing mark right now. 32 degrees. not as concerned with ice this morning as the last couple days if you are out on the roads this early. you shouldn't have to worry about that. we keep the clouds around for the better part of the day. but i hope we can get enough mixing to part those clouds for a few peeks of sunshine. the other thing we're watching out for, lake-effect snow showers. we have this westerly flow and also going to get a breeze out of the west today. and there's enough moisture in the low levels of the atmosphere that we could see a few flurries. we're not talking snow showers or squalls here, but a few flakes flying around not out of the question, especially northwestern mass, slopes to the berkshires, but then we could also see some of those snowflakes sneaking in to metro west. it doesn't look all that likely, but we can't rule it out once again. a little sunshine in store for us.
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some of those see us, highs 38 to 43 for today. the breeze will make it feel much chillier. while you see in southeast mass, we're in the low 40s, even some mid-40s, then it will feel more like it is in the mid-30s with that breeze out of the west. dracut 42. manchester, new hampshire, 42, as well. and in worcester county, fitchburg at 38. 37 for barre and take it down on the cape cod and we're in the low 40s. chatham coming in at 43 this afternoon. headed to the winter classic, lucky. looking good for the weather today. again, pay attention to that breeze out of the west-northwest at times. it will make it feel like it's closer to the freezing mark. so just pack on the layers. the wind-chill is all about not having any exposed skin. look at these temperatures and how much they drop. i said nice and seasonable. very close to normal as we have through the weekend. but monday and tuesday will be a shock to the system. we have some arctic air that's plunging in from the north to stay for a couple days. headed skiing this weekend? the best snow and the most snowpack.
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crown of maine. but maybe more snow on the way for us. but still weather looking really good if you do get up to the slopes. we're talking mid to upper 30s with a bit of a breeze for tomorrow, as well. here's a look at that 7 on 7 forecast. that icon, that happy new year, i realize that tomorrow is the second, but i will fix that. and then we're talking maybe some coastal snowfall as we head into monday. so we'll have to keep a close eye on that one. >> christa: all right, bri. thank you. for a lot of runners finishing 26.2 miles is the ultimate goal, the ultimate challenge. >> sarah: right. >> christa: how about 183.4? this is the distance one local woman will be starting to take in, in just a few weeks. >> sarah: she shared with us her motivation to just keep putting one foot in front of the other. - the start of the new year bricks new fitness resolutions, but bell malt's boca peasey is upping the ante. >> i'm training for the world marathons. >> seven marathons on seven
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>> it's going to be eat, run, repeat. >> sarah: the challenge will start in antarctica. then chile, miami, madrid, spain, marrakech, morocco and dubai, united arab emirates before finishing in sydney, australia. >> we have 23 more days. i'm ready to go. >> sarah: her biggest supporter, her eight-year-old daughter taylor who got her a globe trophy insquired with their motto: >> she said, "mommy, you can do this. you got this. finish strong. never look back." >> sarah: peasey has run 45 marathons in 27 states competing in 15 boston marathons. but training for this challenge has been a bit different. >> every morning before taylor wakes up, it's running between 10 and 20 miles. after she goes to sleep, it's crossfit, owe gas, personal training. >> while she hopes to average 3 hours and 50 minutes for each
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once-in-a-lifetime race. >> not finishing is not an option for me. >> sarah: even though peasey's daughter will not travel with her. she'll have family and friends at each race cheering her on. if she completes the marathon challenge, she reason the first american woman to do so. what an inspiration. >> christa: i am beyond impressed, and how wonderful for her daughter to see her mom like that. what a role model she is. >> sarah: incredible. >> christa: up next at 7, after we both feel so inadequate from seeing that story, we're going from football to hockey. there's a total transformation at gillette stadium. >> sarah: and the national championship game matchup now
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lines. where they say they found the man who shot and killed another man by mistake. >> christa: robbers on the run in franklin. police working to track down two suspects they say held up a bank. >> sarah: and gillette stadium about to be filled with tens of thousands of fans. and one of hock yeah's biggest rivalries. >> this is 7news "today in new england." en. >> christa: good morning and welcome 2016. do you believe it, everybody? >> no, i can't. >> christa: pinch yourself, right? i'm dellon sears. >> sarah: -- i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. you're taking a live look at gillette stadium. bruins gearing up to take on the canadiens. both teams in a fight for the first in their division. we have you covered all day live from foxborough. first over the bri eggers for a check of your forecast. >> bri: sarah, christa, happy new year to you and to everybody else. thanks for being with us this early on new year's day. current temperatures mid to upper 30s for us. 32 in worcester.
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morning as we have been through the last couple days. sunrise this morning at 7:13, but look what happens as we get into the last day of this year. we're just seeing the sunset just before the 5:00 hour. we gain 51 minutes throughout the next month, so some good news there if you're a fan of the sunshine. i'm a sun worshiper myself. today. looks like the clouds are with us right now and even the potential for some of these flurries to make it in our direction as we head into the hours. we'll run through the time line on that in a few minutes. >> sarah: bri, thank you. get a check on your top stories on this new year's day. an atv accident in fitchburg leaving four people in the hospital. take a look at some of the video here where you can see the atved are badly damaged. we know two of the victims were flown from the hospital. police are trying to figure out what caused the accident. you see a small atv, as well. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a
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crews from several towns were called in to help out. the flames spread to a nearby house, as well. the homeowner telling the "worcester telegram" no one was at home luckily at the time. and crews ins be cleaning up after last nation's first night celebration. it went off very well. big crowd gathered on copley square to ring in the new year. there were fireworks, ice sculptures and parade down boylston street, as you see here. plenty of security as a precaution, as well. >> sarah: bruins, canadiens going back outdoors for the 2016 winter classic. ice. even though they're playing away from their usual arena, some players still see this matchup as a homecoming game. nicole oliverio is live at the stadium with more on the nostalgia behind the winter classic at gillette. >> nicole: that's right. just as exciting as it is for fans to see hockey be played here in gillette, it is for some of the players, as well, some born right here in massachusetts
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it will great to be inside gillette. in front of his friends and family, holliston native, 25-year-old mike condon will start for the habs when they take on the bruins at gillette stadium. >> i'm usually in the last row of the nose bleeds at gillette stadium. but it's nice to be on the main level there. so it is just nice to get out rink. >> nicole: condon is a big patriots' fan and will tip his mask to the patriots' team. but when the puck drops at 1:00, he won't be the only one with a dream come true. >> playing for boston was a dream come true. now to be able to step on that field and in the rink at mid-field, it will be a lot of fun for me. >> nicole: jimmy hayes and frank valvano grew up just miles patriots. >> i'm really excited.
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watching the bruins, it's a surreal feeling. it's a dream come true. >> nicole: coming up in just 15 minutes, we'll show you how some players are paying tribute to the patriots with their masks. live from gillette. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: so the transformation is now complete. gillette stadium going from football to hockey. look at that. it's ready to roast -- host the 2016 winter classic. the upkeep on an outdoor rink isn't too easy. crews putting in hours of work in order to build and maintain all of that ice. let's head out live to 7's nancy chen. she has more on what it takes. nancy? >> nancy: good morning to you, christa. as you might imagine, a lot of work goes into transforming a football field into a hockey rink. the work almost started immediately after the last pats' home game of the season against the tennessee titans. so it is just several days for the ice to be ready out here, but so far so good.
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first and only practice on the outdoor ice. everyone seemed pretty pleased with the conditions for the most part. and in years past, the sun has been a bit of a problem, and some players have asked for sunglasses, but a partly cloudy day today could prevent those issues. here are some facts about the ice at gillette. we're just saying that, right? 3,000 gallons of cool. were used to freeze the ice. there are more than 240 ice pans under the rink and 350 gallons of white paint were used to color the ice. and take a look at this. pats' coach bill belichick got a chance to check it out. he hit the ice for a bit yesterday. he went for a skate with bruins' coach claude julien. he looked a little shaky at first but quickly got the hang of things and the b's coach seemed impressed. >> what i saw from him to be honest, is from the second he put his skates on to how he finished, he improved quite a bit.
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that quickly. >> nancy: now belichick has apparently been on the ice before, so it didn't take him too long to get the hang of things. coming up later in this hour, we'll take a look at the canadiens' player who is a big fan of tom brady. he wanted to run into him here at gillette. so we'll take a look at what has happened, if that meeting has happened. for now, live in foxborough, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> you're eating too much. >> christa: how precious. bruins' forward patrice bergeron showing off his new baby. little zach was born in october, and the proud dad says he's getting wig. this is first child for the couple and the bruins' player says he could not be happier. >> i think my parents have told me that probably 1,000 times growing up, you'll see when you have a child of your own how much we love them right away and how important.
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>> christa: patrice and his wife stephanie say they have a good routine going and their sleep schedule has gotten a lot better. i can completely relate. keep it right here on 7 nbc. back to the game. it starts at 1:00 today. join us after for a complete breakdown of the matchup. >> christa: also this morning, in other news, robbers on the run in franklin. police say two masked men robbed the middlesex savings bank at the franklin village shopping center on thursday. the pair drove off in the dark-colored van. >> sarah: beverly police have issued an arrest warning for an `alleged bank robber. they say eric hill robbed the td bank on dodge street. hill handed the teller a note demanding money. if you know where he, is police want you to give them a call. >> christa: and police catching a suspect accused of shooting an innocent man who got caught in the cross fire. police arrested joshua chavez in nashua, new hampshire, hiding
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he is accused of shooting and killing 35-year-old mark trussell in august of last year while he was at a party, but police say he wasn't the target. >> i'm glad they finally got the person. it makes for a great new year for me. now i just hope the suckers get what they deserve. >> christa: mark trussell was an organ donor. hits mother says so far that has saved five lives. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, it was meant to be. a young cancer survivor finds her perfect match in a little kitten. >> christa: also a story caught on camera, an elk on the loose and how it found its way down to the basement of a home ready the play pool. >> sarah: and you know about the ball drop in new york city, but other towns and cities have their own unusual way of ringing in the new year. is that a peep? >> bri: they do a giant potato in boise, idaho. everybody gets mashed potatoes afterward.
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but it would be better. the weather looking fantastic for the winter classic today. needed. we'll get to the forecast coming
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>> bri: good morning, everybody. we're in for a seasonable and sunny weekend for the most part, but a cold blast on the way for next week. it does stay quiet as far as big snow makers for now, but there looks to be a pattern shift as we get into the middle of this month. we'll have to wait and see what happens. what do we expect for january typically. average high 37. to start the month, an average low 24 degrees. we're well above that right now. we're sitting at 37 this morning. as we head into the end of the month, things get colder, but we gain almost an hour of daylight. so some great news. i know melissa sullivan was stoked about an early morning run as we get into the end of january. we get to that forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> christa: okay. take a look at what's trending on this first day of 2016. people in wisconsin gathering for their annual new year's eve celebration last night.
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event is a nice big old wedge of cheese dropping. it's an 80-pound cheese wedge, dropped about 100 feet, a couple hours before midnight so the kids could stay up and watch i guess. still late, though, for some. gusts even got some complimentary cheese. bri, they did your town one better, giving out complimentary stuff. >> bri: what about this? if you're into peeps, in bethlehem, pennsylvania, a giant 85-pound peep was lowered to celebrate the new year. it was followed by fireworks. if you wondered why they do this in bethlehem, pennsylvania, of course, that's where the marshmallow treats are actually manufactured. >> christa: and people in maine braving the cold. we see folks doing this each and every year, the annual polar plunge in portland.
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freezing waters. not only that, but they also did 5k race, as well. i'm hoping that the 5k race was before so they could at least get warmed up. >> uh-huh. >> christa: the event raises money for climate change awareness. they raised about $25,000 for that. >> sarah: oh, good for them. >> christa: that's actually on my bucket list, a polar plunge some time. >> sarah: in 2016. it's your year... >> christa: my new year's resolution. there are so many. >> sarah: we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is coming up next. a surprise delivery when a four-year-old boy stepped in to help them out. we'll let you know how. >> reporter: and we're live at classic. we'll show you how some players are paying tribute to the patriots. ism and george lucas saying sorry after controversial comments about the new "star wars" film. with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich.
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this morning. >> bri: i know. it was still busy out. i had the same experience, but it was a pretty fantastic new year's eve, i'll tell you. first night doing fireworks at 7:00, there's nothing better. boston, you're doing it right. 38 degrees in the city. and we do have some fairly dry air out there, as well. winds out of the west, southwest, but we're keeping the clouds with us right now. that's helping keep the temperatures fairly mild from the mid to upper 30s. though. you saw the ice sculpture there. i'm not so much worried about ice on the roads or the sidewalks today. there might be that random putle that just didn't dry up yesterday after our melting. but keep an eye out for that. it's looking much better for that commute on wheels and on foot. here's the cloud cover that's with us. if we look to our west, we can see the lake-effect snow machine is really starting to crank over the great lakes. and with that westerly wind today, there is a potential to see some flurries sneaking into the bay state. now this model i think really overdoing it here.
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and we're not talking even a coating or any accumulation. we're just saying maybe a few flakes flying around out there today might be a possibility. afternoon. but we keep the clouds around for the better part of the day. a chilly breeze, as well, and again, those flurries, question mark, winter classic looking really good, as well. i think the sun really peeking through the clouds. so hopefully no problems with seeing the puck with the reflection on the ice there. temperature trend, boy, it into next week. we have that cold air that's sliding in. it's starting to set the stage for that pattern change as we get into the middle of the month. but we'll have the wait and see what that means for snowfall. travel today, things looking really quiet, aside from the lake-effect snow. it's not a ton of snow, even in buffalo. here's a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. very seasonable through the weekend. then there's that drop in temperatures to start off next week, and also possibly some ocean-effect snow on monday that
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areas. so we're keeping a close eye on that one. >> christa:>> sarah: thanks, bri. goalie helmet. >> christa: so cool. what a nice tribute. he's not the only player doing special things like this to pay tribute to the world championship team. and our team coverage of the winter classic continues this morning with 7's nicole oliverio. she's live at gillette with that story for us. nicole? >> nicole: christa, not only is it tuukka rask, but it's also players on the canadiens who are showing off their patriot pride. for the two hockey teams taking over gillette stadium on new year's day, they both know this is tom's house. bruins' goalie tuukka rask sporting a new helmet that features tom brady. >> i think it's an awesome tribute to the patriots, the new england. >> nicole: rask says the design was kept secret for months. >> we wanted to pay tribute to their success.
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of the helmet is gronk, edelman and needham native mike condon will wear montreal canadian colors on the front of his helmet, but on the back there will be sketches of belichick and brady and the four lombardi trophies. >> on the front it's all canadiens, but on the back he's saying, you know, this is who i am. this is where i'm from. >> nicole: even montreal fans say it's tres bien. >> it's awesome. merging of the two sports. boston is passionate city. >> nicole: coming up in 15 minutes, we heard about the players that will be on the ice today. you'll hear from brad marchand apologizing about his three-game suspension. live from gillette. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the bruins will be the home team, but gillette is home to the pats. and tom brady. there's a lot of respect for the pats' q.b. floating around there, nancy, isn't there? >> yeah, there is, christa. good morning to you.
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canada. for many of the players from montreal, this is as close to the real thing as they are going to get. as for star defenseman p.k. souban, he was hoping to run into tom brady. >> i'm blown away he's not here. i'm told he was going to be here. i'm kidding. tom, so much respect for him as an atlead. i was hoping to bump into him today in the hallway. i was going to probably jump on him or something like, that but player like tom brady is special. it would have been nice the meet him today, but we'll have to save that for another day. >> sarah: something else to wait for another day, brad marchand playing the canadiens. he's of course suspended for today's game for a low hit against the senators earlier this week. but it's f the bruins are looking for a replacement for their left-winger, maybe they don't have to look much further than the pats' locker room. >> could you be a defenseman?
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>> would you? >> left wing. defense is cool, but i need the action. so left wing i would be. >> you weren't aggressive? >> i was super aggressive, fights, goals scored, checks. >> nicole: well, that's an image for you, maybe gronk and zedeno chara out on the ice. intimidating if nothing else. live in foxborough, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. the game starts at 1:00. keep it locked here on 7 nbc. then join us for a complete breakdown of the matchup right after. >> sarah: one little boy with a special delivery to his heroes. four-year-old colt was riding past the scene of standoff when he wanted to do something nice for those police officers. so his mom called domino's and they pitched in and delivered five pizzas. >> we really live in a great city. and the people of the city really support law enforcement. and that's a really good feeling
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it's really, really nice to know there is a young man out there that maybe wants to grow up and be a police officer just like we are. >> sarah: a 7-eleven also gave the officers some coffee. >> christa: really nice story. there also to a story caught on camera, a man carjacked and robbed an elderly uber driver out in ohio. the suspect apparently used a stolen cell phone, called the 75-year-old uber driver at around 2:30 wednesday morning. another woman later got in the car, stole the driver'sle wallet and keys who gave them to another man who drove away with the car. they're still looking for those suspects. >> sarah: a new york city pastor accused of stealing donations. church board members say they knew something was wrong when donations nearly tripled when that pastor went away for a few weeks. so they installed a hidden camera to catch him in the act. the pastor now faces larceny charges. >> christa: a family in idaho waking up to a surprise guest.
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they found an elk downstairs wednesday morning. it's stuffed. officials say the elk fell and broke through the window, ending up in the basement bedroom. it took more than two hours to finally get the animal out of the house. i want to know more about how they did that, too. >> sarah: right? firefighters in maine rushed to rescue a dog in icy waters. they say she was minutes away from freezing when they found her. she had fallen through thin ice on a pond about 150 yards from shore. rescuers say they were shocked to hear there was enough ice for even a dog to fall through with the mild weather. they say another dog who got there attention -- got the attention of neighbor and helped them reach that other dog just in time. >> the dog actually led him to the dog that was in the water. so dogs have these amazing powers that the humans just can't tune in on. >> sarah: that's an incredible story. rescuers say the dog was reunited with her family and will be okay.
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who survived cancer finding her perfect match in a special kitten. two-year-old scarlet was born with a rare form of cancer. and it led to doctors having to amputate her arm. so right now her parents, they've been looking for the perfect pet for her. part of her recovery process. when they heard about holly, who lost her front leg when she was run over by a car, they knew this was a pairing that would be special. >> there were staples on the cat's side. so she says, owies. and i said, yeah, they're just like your owies. she touches her side and said, oh, owies. it just clicked that she understood that's what's going on. >> christa: so sweet. the family saved the kitten's life, as well, by adopting it from an animal shelter, too. >> sarah: in the buzz, former "star wars" director george lucas says he's sorry for a rude remark while talking about the production of "the force awakens." in a statement, lucas said he
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inappropriate analogy talking about slavery. he added that he has worked with disney for 40 years and trusts the company to expand the "star wars" franchise. >> christa: so as we talk about first day of 2016, i just... it kind of gives you chills thinking about the new year and kind of new things you want to do with your life and the weather and... >> andy: but we know what's on your bucket list, which is the polar plunge, bri. i'm going to hold you to that in 2016. >> bri: to get the chills, you have to step outside. you don't even have to think deeply into all of those exestem cell research thoughts. why are we here? what does 2016 mean? wonderful weather for the winter classic forecast for us. it will be a bit chilly with a bit of a breeze. and we're also watching some ocean-effect snow showers for monday. this could mean maybe some inches of snow for coastal areas. >> christa: all right, thanks, bri. there's still another hour of 7news. still ahead at 6:00, a dangerous drive at fitchburg.
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it appears at least one child was hurt. >> christa: and did you see this video. >> christa: it's unbelievable. a skyscraper going up in flames in dubai. the inferno minutes away from a crowd new year's eve celebration, as well. >> sarah: and puck drop a few hours away at gillette stadium. we're live in foxborough all
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you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders,
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>> sarah: four people seriously hurt when their atvs collide. a child among those injured in the crash. >> christa: towering inferno. people running for safety as a hotel in dubai goes up in flames. and the questionable decision to
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right next door. >> sarah: first night celebrations in boston go off without a hitch as hundreds of thousands of parties take place in 2016. but other cities deal with threats of violence. >> christa: oh, pat patriot looks like he's having fun there. speaking of which, the countdown is on for the winter classic at gillette stadium, home of the pats. the day of events for players and fans. england." >> christa: good morning, happy new year to you. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. we'll send it over the bri. you were at copley watching those fireworks. >> bri: the early ones. i thinks be has it right. london. 37 in boston. 31 in worcester. we do have some spots that are melting yesterday. we also had some drying, not as
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we do keep the cloud cover with us. i think through the better part of the day. you see lake-effect snow showers that are coming out of the west. some of these could make it in our direction as we head into the afternoon. that's why i have a few flurries, question marks, because some of them may see some of these flakes, but we're not talking anything that puts down inches of snow here. this is just flakes flying around. 38 to 43 for those highs this afternoon. with a bit of a breeze that adds a chill to the air. we've stayed fairly seasonable through the weekend right near normal as you can see. we should be about 37 degrees for our highs this time of year. but look what happens as we head into monday, cold blast on the way for us, tuesday, as well, and monday could be a day for some coastal snow showers. and that could lay dow some accumulating snow. so we'll get to those details coming up in a few minutes. >> sarah: we know you will, bri. four people in the hospital after crashing atvs up in fitchburg. we're told an adult and a child
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>> sarah: let's get to kris anderson with the latest. >> kris: that video tough to look at. the accident happened around 9:00 in fitchburg on auburn hill road. take another look at the video. you see the atvs are banged up on the roadway. one of them appears to be a smaller youth model atv. so it appears that at least one child may have been hurt in this accident. four people are now being treated at hospitals this morning. two of them had to be taken there by helicopter. police are still trying to figure out what caused that crash. that's the latest live in the news room. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked this massive barn fire in spencer. crews from several towns were called in to help battle the flame, which also spread to a nearby house, as well. however, the homeowner tells the "worcester telegram" no one was at home at the time, so luckily no one was hurt. >> sarah: high drama in dubai as a skyscraper goes up in flames just before a new year's fireworks show. people were forced to evacuate the hotel and quickly.
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and saw the flames spread. flames 20 floors high engulfed the high-end address hotel in downtown dubai. debris still on fire falling to the streets. >> it was then six or seven minutes, the entire side of the building was engulfed in flames. >> sarah: for more than two hours dubai's skyline lit up. emergency responders racing to help. >> we saw quite a bit of firefighters making their way, running top speed through the mall to try to get to that location. >> sarah: everyone inside was evacuated. one person had a heart attack from all the smoke. more than a dozen others had minor injuries. >> you know, it's just a sense of euphoria, people laughing, the music was playing. and then all of a sudden you saw the flames and everyone was focused, running to get a better vantage point. >> sarah: outside people were running for safety. >> there was debris raining down from as high up as 20 floors up at least in that building. and now you can see what they're
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everybody out of the mall area. >> sarah: yet at midnight, dubai's world-famous fireworks went ahead to the disbelief of many. >> it's really surreal and bizarre. >> sarah: there were 14 minor injuries, but amazingly no one was killed. >> christa: man from rochester, new york, facing charges after the f.b.i. says he was planning an isis-inspired attack on new year's eve. authorities say 25-year-old emanuel lutchman planned to stab people at a local restaurant and bar as well as possibly carry out a kidnapping. he has a criminal past serving five years for robbery in a state prison. >> this is a person who was a muslim, was in the state prison system, but then became radicalized through the internet, swore allegiance isil, spoke over the internet with the terrorist organization. >> christa: investigators also say "3 hour lunch" lunch has a
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just an hour before the new year, authorities overseas in germany were alerted of an imminent terror attack. they received a tip of group of isis suicide bombers was planning an attack in munich, so police immediately cleared two train stations and told people to avoid crowded areas. >> sarah: first night in boston going off without a hitch. crews cleaning up in copley square where a big crowd gathered to ring in 2016. leaf blowers were out in full force to gather up hundreds of bags of trash left in the streets. there were fireworks, ice festivities. hundreds also lined boylston street for the parade led by mayor marty walsh and police commissioner william evans. they say there were no threats but plenty of security as a precaution. >> christa: we're just hours away now from the winter classic. this morning gillette stadium is on ice. the patriots field now a hockey rink, ready for the bruins and canadiens. and nearly 70,000 fans, they say, kicking off 2016 by
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storied rivalrism. >> sarah: it's important for both teams as far as the standings are concerned. we have team coverage. let's send it out starting with nicole oliverio. >> nicole: good morning, sarah. definitely feels like we're outside in an ice skating rink. definitely a great matchup between the bruins and canadiens, but the b's will be without one key player when they take the ice this afternoon. >> i want to apologize, and i truly am sorry to everyone about again the situation. >> nicole: brad marchand saying sorry for the three-game suspension that will keep him out of the winter classic, a game his teammates are approaching with pride. >> it's obviously one of the highlights of the season for the whole league, so it's a privilege, an honor to be playing in this game. >> nicole: an honor that means even more to the bay state bred players, getting ready to skate on home ice. >> being from massachusetts and playing where the patriots are,
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feeling and a dream come true. >> i've been in the stadium before as a big fan of the patriots and watched them win some big games here. now we get a chance to play in a big game and hopefully get a win for our team. >> usually at gillette stadium i'm in the last row of the nose bleeds, but it's kind of nice to be on the main level there. >> nicole: in the main event this new year's day, with the entire hockey world watching. >> playing on a stage like this is something you remember for the rest of you life. that's a connection with your teammates you'll have for the rest of your life. >> it's a special moment, especially here at gillette stadium with 60,000 plus fans. that's something that we don't get to experience at all. so we're going to try to take everything in and enjoy the moment. >> nicole: so just as special for the fans as it is for the players. coming up a at 5:30 you'll hear from some local players and their feelings about playing on the ice here at gillette. live from the stadium, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: there will be a lot
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both the players and the fans. 's nancy chen continues our team coverage with the events taking place there today. hey, nancy. >> nancy: hey there, sarah. good morning to you. if you are fan of hockey, then gillette stadium is the place to be today. and it's not just the game that's going on here. the nhl has put out a spectator plaza, so that's where you can maybe play a bunch of game, test your skills. there are shooting demonstrations. you can transform yourself into a hockey player and, of course, pick up your favorite bruins gear. i'm all decked out here already. here are the details. if you want to come experience this spectator plaza, it opens this morning at 9:00, there will be live music, food, interactive games and contests all leading up to the games at 1:00. entrance to spectator plaza is free, but you will have to pay for parking. of course, the main attraction is the game itself this afternoon, and the bruins-canadiens is a great rivalry. the teams have played 177 stanley cup playoff games
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that's the most in nhl history. the canadiens have won more of those game, but most bruins still show respect for their neighbors to the north. >> the physical contact, the hard hitting, the respect between both the teams. >> christa: montreal is the hotbed of hockey. that's where it comes from. and it's just a few hours away. we just don't like canadiens. >> nancy: if you are headed to the game today, bring your appetite. put those resolutions aside for now. there will be about 186 gallons of clam chowder served today and 2,000 pounds of italian sausage. so it should be a great day for fans coming out to foxborough. the weather, as we mentioned, should be pretty nice. and coming up later in the hour, we'll take a look at how the weather affects the ice inside gillette. live in foxborough, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nancy. keep it here on 7 nbc.
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hands at 1:00. join us after the game for a complete breakdown of the matchup. >> sarah: a major shake-up in the race for the white house. three top aides for republican candidate ben carson have resigned. two of carson's campaign managers and communications director all stepped down on thursday. an aide blames carson's business manager for creating an internal power struggle. those still with the campaign say there's nothing to be worried about. >> we're not in a free-fall. we're not in chaos. dr. carson took a good look over the holidays and spoang with his leadership team, and he did it like any president would. he brought in all the influence. he brought in the information he needed. >> sarah: carson has recently seen a sharp decline in polls. >> christa: breaking news overnight, and word that mash actor wayne rogers has died. rogers played army sergeant trapper john mcintyre who team with alan alda's hawkeye pierce to form one of the most beloved
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his publicist rogers was surrounded by family when he passed away in los angeles from complications of pneumonia. he was 82 years old. camille cosby will have to give a deposition regarding seven sexual assault cases against her husband. several women are suing bill cosby in a court in springfield. the judge ruled because his wife doubles as his business manager, she has information relevant to the lawsuit. cosby was charged with sexual sought for the first time on wednesday. >> sarah: still ahead, a roof comes crashing down in somerville, forcing the evacuation of a nearby home. a couple things may have caused this collapse. >> christa: and bill belichick and the bruins coach claude julien getting some skate time at gillette. you have to see this one coming up. >> sarah: and call her "marathon mom." a woman from belmont about to embark on the challenge of a lifetime. >> bri: wow. that woman is amazing. wait until you hear that story. we're in for seasonable temperatures through the weekend, but then a cold blast
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>> christa: time to rise and shine, folks. after a night soft celebrating, nice to have you with us this morning. steve anyone east boston was doing some celebrating. he sent us this shot of the fireworks in the city last night ringing in the 2016 in style, as only boston really knows how to do. >> sarah: beautiful picture. >> christa: spectacular. ism we want to see how you're starting your day off. maybe not this morning. most people are probably regardless. send us your rise and shine pictures to rise and shine at whdh.com or tweet us with the #rise and shine. people were still out this morning when i walked into work. i'm walking in with my cup of coffee, ready to go.
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>> christa: who are you? oh, yeah. i saw somebody, no joke, who asked me if they could get a ride from the police at the police station. i'm like, go check that out in there. it brings out all types. you had a short nap, as well. >> bri: incredible. glad they do the early fireworks. i don't know, i think that's sarah's thing, though, she always wants to get a jump-start on tomorrow, so those people wanted a jump-start on the new year. we stayed seasonable and sunny through the weekend. then we get a cold blast next week, really kicking off winter with a bang after a very warm december. the quiet pattern, it looks that way for now, but it may not be that way once we hit the middle of this month. we've got the cold settling in, and while there's no major snow makers in the next seven to ten days, i can't promise you that past that point. we'll keep an eye on it, of course. current temperatures fairly mild. mid to upper 30s. 37 for boston. 31 for worcester. we have a couple of spots that are at freezing. jaffrey, new hampshire, at 32. 31 for worcester. really not concerned about the
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have been for the last couple days. sunrise this morning 7:13 a.m. look what happens by the time we get into the end of the month. 6:59 is when our sun rises before the 7:00 hour. and 4:56, we're almost seeing that sun set in the 5:00 hour once again. so we gain 51 minutes this next month. it's almost an hour. that's fairly significant. so we're on the up and up on our way toward spring. we keep the clouds with us for the better part of today. i do think we'll see them peel back here and there for a little sunshine. we also have the potential of seeing some snow flurries as we get into the afternoon and the evening hours. running through the time line, you can see this forecast model giving us some sunshine. but i think that's a little generous here. it's also a little too generous with those snow showers. we're not talking snow showers. no accumulation for us. just some flakes flying through some areas. that's what we're in store for today. but the breeze will be significant. you'll notice that, making our freezing.
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get that bruins' hat out. the scarves and the gloves, as well. i mentioned seasonable through the weekend, but look how those temperatures drop as we get into monday. the cold air finally with us. we get a nice arctic blast. we'll call it "nice," for monday and tuesday. so very different from that warm december we just had, which does go in the record books as the warmest december on record. also watching out for monday not just because of the cold air, but also because we could see some ocean-effect snow showers that could put down an inch or a few. we'll keep an eye on it. some of those coastal areas. >> christa: this morning a mother from belmont is about to challenge. >> sarah: this is amazing. she's training to run seven marathons on seven continents around the world. and so that's about 183 miles in just a week.
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new fitness resolutions, but belmont's becca pizzi is upping the ante. >> i'm training for the world marathon. >> sarah: seven marathons in on seven continents in seven days. >> it's going to be eat, run, repeat. >> sarah: the challenge will start in antarctica. then chile, miami, madrid, spain, marrakech, morocco and dubai, united arab emirates before finishing in sydney, australia. >> we have 23 more days. i'm ready to go. >> sarah: her biggest supporter, her eight-year-old daughter taylor who got her a globe trophy inscribed with their motto. >> she said, "mommy, you can do this. you got this. finish strong. never look back." >> sarah: pizzi has run 45 marathons in 27 states competing in 15 boston marathons. but training for this challenge has been a bit different. >> every morning before taylor wakes up, it's running between 10 and 20 miles. after she goes to sleep, it's crossfit, yoga, personal
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>> sarah: while she does hope to average three hours and 50 minutes for each marathon, pizzi knows slow and steady will win this once-in-a-lifetime race. >> not finishing is not an option for me. peristere so even though pizzi's daughter will not be traveling with her, she'll have family and friends at each race cheering her on. if pizzi completes the world marathon challenge, she will be first american woman to do so. >> christa: 20 miles before her child even wakes up? are you kidding? i wait for them to get me up. >> sarah: we think nobody is up. she's up. every morning. >> christa: so impressive. all right. just ahead, the hunt for two masked robbers who scared a lot of customers at a bank in franklin. we'll have that. >> sarah: bruins' star patrice bergeron introducing us to the newest addition to the family and talking about his role as father. >> christa: and the bruins' alumni game goes into overtime. ray bourque playing hero once
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>> sarah: 6:23 this morning. the transformation of gillette stadium is complete, going from football field to hockey rink. the upkeep no easy task. crews putting in hours of work to build and maintain the ice. >> christa: for more on just what it takes, let's go to 7's nancy chen at gillette this nancy? >> nancy: yeah, hey there, guys. a lot of work as you might imagine goes into transforming a football field into a hockey rink. and they really got started on this process almost immediately after the last pats' game, the last pats' home game of the season against the titans. you might remember that. this work was just incredible. it took several days for it to be ready to skate on, but so far so good. yesterday both teams had their first and only practice on the outdoor ice. everyone seemed pretty pleased with the conditions for the most
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and in years past, the sun has been a bit of a problem. some players have asked for sunglasses, but a partly cloudy day today could prevent those issues. here are some fun facts about the it's of ji. 3,000 gallons of coolant were used to freeze the ice. there are more than 240 ice pans under the rink and 350 gallons of white paint were used to color the ice. and take a look at this. guess who tried it out? pats' coach bill belichick got a yesterday. he went for a skate with bruins' coach claude julien. he looked a little shaky at first but quickly got the hang of things and the b's coach seemed impressed. >> you know what i saw from him to be honest, from the second he put his skates on to how he finished, he improved quite a bit. i wish my players could improve that quickly. >> nancy: well, so belichick before.
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to get the hang of things. later in the hour, we'll have the canadiens' player who is a big fan of tom brady. he was hoping to run into him here at gillette. didn't happen, but what he says he would have done had that encounter happened. live in foxborough, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: some famous names in the pats taking part in yesterday's alumni game in gillette. the game was tied at the end and went into a shoot-out. ray bourque played the hero, scoring the game-winning goal. bruins win it 5-4. >> christa: nice. the college football national championship is set. it will be the top two teams in the polls going head to head, number two alabama blowing out the michigan state spartans 38-0 in the cotton bowl. trophy winner derrick henry scored two touchdowns. alabama is looking to win its fourth national championship in the past nine years. and the number-one team in the country, the clemson tigers, will be looking to win their first national title since 1981. they beat oklahoma 37-17 in the
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clemson is undefeated and will be looking for their 15th win of the season in the january 11th championship game. >> sarah: still ahead, a dog in maine helped save another dog who fell into freezing waters. we'll tell you how. >> christa: quite the story and some of the more unique ways cities and towns rang in new year with peeps in this case. what would you do with five minutes to kill, and a smart phone? 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
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>> christa: a roof comes crashing down in somerville. why some contractors may be to blame. >> sarah: the search is on for robbers on the run in franklin after they threatened customers inside a bank. >> christa: and it's about time for the puck to drop at gillette stadium for the 2016 winter classic. the bruins and canadiens ready to write the next chapter in their long rivalry.
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forward patrice bergeron talking about the new lo live in his life, his newborn son. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: so precious. good morning, everybody. welcome to 2016. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. hopefully 2016 is starting on a good note for you. some of you might have take an short nap between festivities an here with us this morning. >> sarah: most people probably, bri, are still sheep sleeping. >> bri: i would think so, but i'm sure they're dvring this, so they'll watch it later today. so hi to you now at 2:00 this afternoon. 37 in boston. 31 in worcester. we got a lot of melting yesterday and also some drying. so there shouldn't be ice on the sidewalks and driveways, at least not to the extent of the last couple days. we are keeping the clouds with us. there was some concern at practice for the winter classic that it was hard to see the puck because of the reflection of the sunshine on the ice. we'll have some clouds with us
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some of that bright sunshine out. we even have the possibility of flurries moving through as we get into the afternoon and evening hours. so running through the time line here, ocean-effect snow showers are cranking. it looks like most likely these will fly, by "these" i mean flakes. so don't be surprised if you see a few flakes flying around. we're not looking for any accumulation, not even a coating. partly sunny skies today. we'll see that sunshine peeking through the clouds from time to time. a chilly breeze making our highs from 38 to 43 feel like they're closer to freezing. so wear that bruins' hat and wear it proudly. we'll get to the extended forecast in a few minutes. >> sarah: thanks, bri. now to the day's top stories. an atv accident in fitchburg leaves four in the hospital. you can see atvs are badly damaged in this video. we now know that two of the victims were flown to the hospital. it appears one of the victims was a child. police are still trying to figure out what caused the accident. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked this
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firefighters from several towns were called in to help battle the flame, which spread to a nearby house last night. the homeowner tells the "worcester telegram," no one was home at the time. crews in boston cleaning up after last night's first night celebration, a big crowd gathered on copley square to ring in 2016. there were fireworks, ice sculptures and a parade down boylston street. there were no threats but plenty of security just as a precaution. >> sarah: the bruins gearing up for face-off down in foxborough. the b's taking their rivalry with the canadiens outside with this marquee matchup at gillette stadium. so a lot of excitement surrounding today's winter classic with both teams having players from here in new england. of course, that means playing at gillette is extra special to them. here's 7's nicole oliverio continuing our coverage down in foxborough. nicole? >> nicole: since these winter classics began, the players who get to participate always talk about how great it is to be playing hockey outside. for many of the players participating, in today's game,
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because they'll be skating on home ice. in front of his friends and family, holliston native mike condon will start for the habs when they take on the bruins at gillette stadium. >> usualry at gillette stadium, i'm in the last row of the nose bleeds, so it's nice to be on the main level. there it's nice to get out there and get a female -- feel for the rink. >> nicole: condon is a big patriots' fan and will tip his mask to the hometown team. when the puck drops, he won't be the only hometown fan on the ice. >> getting to play an outdoor game at gillette, with the history in the stadium and growing up, watching that history occur, now to be able to step on the field and on the rink as a middle fielder, it will be a lot of fun for me. >> nicole: jimmy hayes and frank vatrano grew up miles from
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>> i'm really excited, being from massachusetts, playing for the bruins and where the patriots are, it's a surreal feeling and a dream come true. >> nicole: in just about 15 minutes, we'll show you the tributes that not only the b's but the habs players have on their masks for the patriots. live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: he's one of the bruins biggest stars, today patrice bergeron is opening up about his life off the ice. the proud papa introducing us to the newest edition addition the his family. >> you're eating too much. you're eating too much. >> sarah: little zach was born in october. patrice says he's getting so big. this is first child for the couple. the bruins' player says he couldn't be happier. >> i think my parents told me 1,000 times growing up, you'll see when you have a child of your own how much we loved them right away and how important, they become your priority. >> sarah: patrice and his wife
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routine going now, and their sleep scheduled has gotten a lot better. keep it right here on 7 nbc. the game starts at 1:00 today. and join us after for a complete breakdown of the matchup. >> christa: we have other news this morning, robbers on the run from franklin when police say two masked men robbed the middlesex savings bank at the franklin village shopping center. the pair drove off in a dark-colored sedan. you're asked to be on the lookout. beverly police have issued an arrest warrant. they say eric hill robbed the td bank on dodge street tuesday. hill allegedly handed the teller a note demanding money. if you know where he, is police want you to give them a call. >> sarah: a construction collapse in somerville when the roof of a building comes crashing down. firefighters say contractors left lumber on the roof of the old somerville carriage house for days. no one was inside at the time, but the building did have an active gas line. witnesses say they could smell
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>> they just took us one by one per floor to make sure they took day. >> right away your memories. i shoveled this driveways i don't know how many times when i was a kid. you do get mixed feelings. >> sarah: eventually a demolition crew carefully made its way into the tight space and took down the historic building. >> christa: firefighters in maine rushing to rescue a dog in icy waters. they say she was just minutes away from freezing when they found her. she had fallen through the ice, thin ice, on a pond about 150 yards from shore. rescuers say they were shocked to hear there was enough ice for even a dog to fall through with mild weather. and they say another dog who got the attention of a neighbor helped them reach her just in time. >> the dog actually led him to the dog that was in the water. so dogs have these amazing powers that the humans just can't tune in on. >> christa: rescuers say the dog was reunited with her family
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amazing instincts there to help another colleague. >> sarah: still ahead, fierce flames they're through this home in spencer. crews have been busy overnight battling these flames. >> christa: and why george lucas is apologizing for some remarks he made about the new "star wars" movie. >> sarah: plus taylor swift ringing in the new year with a video debut.
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>> christa: we're back here another 6:41 on this first day of 2016 with a look at what's trepging. former "star wars" director george lie kass says he's sorry for a rude remark he made while talking about the production of "the force awakens." in the statement, lou case said he misspoke and used an inappropriate analogy about slavery. he added that he's worked with disney for 40 years and trusts the company to expand the "star wars" franchise. >> we're going to run out for quick coffee. we'll be right back. >> sorry. that's not possible. >> i do this little show called "comedians in cars getting coffee." >> you're a comedian going nowhere. >> christa: the commander-in-chief joining jerry seinfeld on his web show. the comedian usually drives
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service said no way. instead they drove around the white house grounds chatting about day-to-day life of being the president, including what the president's underwear preference is. >> christa: boxers or briefs? that's not just any car, too. >> sarah: classic. >> christa: and taylor swift is premiering her new music video during dick clark's new year's rocking eve. the song is called out of the woods. she's alone in this video running through different landscapes. oh, wow. >> sarah: she must be cold in that little nightgown. >> christa: in the frozen tundra. my, my, look at her make-up. wow. that's visually stunning. in fact, she has wolves running after her. she looks fierce. >> sarah: she always has talked-about music videos. know and go is next with all the day's top stories. a towering inferno in dubai. people run for safety as a high-rise hotel ghost goes up in flames.
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four people hurt, including a child, when atvs suddenly collide. also hear from gronk about the hockey game in gillette. and new at 6:00, see how julian
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why let someone else have all the fun? the sometimes haphazard, never boring fun. the why can't it smell like this all the time fun. the learning the virtue of sharing fun. why let someone else have all the fun? that's no fun. unleash the power of dough.
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>> christa: it's so exciting. we're starting off a new year, folks.
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okay. have a cup of coffee. come along us with and listen to the list of the news of the day here. to 2016. can you believe it? >> sarah: that was a live look at copley, where bri was, the watching those fireworks. the early ones. >> bri: i like to get an early start on everything. i already googled what places are open for brunch in boston. tons of places. you got to google. this it looks awesome. current temperatures, mid to upper 30s. 31 in worcester. a couple spots at that freezing or just below, but we had melting and drierg yesterday. we keep the clouds with us today. you can see lake-effect snow showers to our west. we're in for possibly some of these flakes to make it in our afternoon. so running through the timeline. i do think this forecast model is overdone here. but we're not talking about a coating or inches piling up here, just some flakes flying around. and then they pass on through that. happens in the late afternoon to early evening hours, 5:00. 6:00, more likely south of the mass pike. highs today in the upper 30s
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and you can see for the city of boston, norwood at 41. and for that winter classic, really weather conditions could not be any better. i don't think the bright sunshine should cause problems for the reflection on the ice. i heard they were having trouble seeing the puck yesterday, but we will have clouds moving in and out to fit they're sunlight throughout the day. temperatures stay seasonable this weekend, but boy did they drop to welcome in a brand-new work week. so getting those kids back out to the bus stop on monday and tuesday, we're really going to have the plan ahead and bundle them up. cold temperatures staying with us. but things look quiet for today. for travel today, and also for the first 7 to 10 days of january. i don't see any big snow makers for us, however, we are watching out for some coastal snow on monday. and that could accumulate an inch or two. we're still keeping an eye on that one. but as far as big snow makers for all of us, we may have the wait until the middle of non-for that pattern to really flip-flop and change for us. >> sarah: all right, bri, thank you. right now four people are
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their atvs in fitchburg. we're told an adult and a child are among those seriously injured. you see those atvs so severely damaged in the picture. let's get to 7's kris anderson. he has a look at what happened. >> kris: the video gives you indeed. fitchburg. you see the s.u.v. pretty banged up on the road. one appears to be a smaller youth model atv. it appears a child may have been hurt in this crash. four people are being treated in hospitals this morning. two of them had to be taken there by helicopter. police are still trying to figure out what caused that accident. that's the latest live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> firefighters from several towns were called in to battle this barn fire in spencer. the flames spread to a nearby home on main street last night. the homeowner tells the "worcester telegram" no one was home at the time. there's no word yet on a cause. >> sarah:
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will search a luxury hotel in dubai for any clues as to what may have sparked this huge fire. it happened hours before the new year. the flames were several floors high and engulfed this hotel for more than two hours. debris still on fire fell to the street. more than a dozen people suffered injuries. in fact, one person suffer another heart attack from all of the smoke. emergency crews raced to help as people ran for their lives. everybody inside eventually was evacuated, but this chaotic scene also spilled out on to the streets. in fact, admit night dubai's world-famous fireworks still went ahead to the disbelief of many while this fire was happening. in fact, the display could be seen through the thick smoke dominating the skyline there. >> sarah: a man from rochester, new york, facing charges after f.b.i. says he was planning an isis-inspired attack on new year's eve. authorities say 25-year-old emanuel lutchman planned to stab people at a local ritz tehran and bar and possibly carry out a kidnapping. they say the former convict
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internet and swore allegiance to the terror group just last week. just an hour before the new year, authorities in germany were alerted of an imminent terror attack. they received a tip that a group of isis suicide bombers were planning an attack. police immediately cleared two train stations and told people to avoid crowded areas. >> christa: first night in boston going off without a hitch. crews cleaning up in copley square where a big crowd gathered to ring in 2016. the leaf blowers were out in force to gather up hundreds of bags of trash left behind on the city streets. a lot of it there. and there were fireworks of course. ice sculptures. a bunch of other festivity, as well. hundreds lined boylston street for the parade led by mayor marty walsh and police commissioner william evans. they say there were no threats but plenty of security as a precaution. >> sarah: all eyes on gillette stadium ahead of the winter classic. the bruins' goalie sending a special message on his helmet for today's big game. tuukka rask playing tribute to the hometeam.
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course. 7's nicole oliverio continues our team coverage live from gillette. hey, nicole. >> nicole: good morning, sarah. it's cool and rask says this whole thing was kept secret for months. both teams have had players talking all week about how great it is to see each other here in the stadium, and now it's not only the bruins but also habs players who are paying tribute to the pats. for the two hockey teams taking over gillette stadium on new year's day, they both know this is tom's house. bruins' goalie tuukka rask sporting a new helmet that features tom brady. >> i think it's an awesome tribute to the patriots, the new england. >> nicole: rask says the design was kept secret for months. >> we wanted to pay tribute to their success and some of their players. >> nicole: on the other side of the helmet is gronk, edelman and stephen gostkowski, who is happy to admit he's a big b's fan. >> the bruins game are the best. >> nicole: but the patriots'
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needham native mike condon will wear montreal canadian colors on the front of his helmet, but on the back you'll find scratches of belichick and brady and the four lombardi trophies. >> on the front it's all canadiens, but on the back he's saying, you know, this is who i am. this is where i'm from. >> nicole: even montreal fans say it's tres bien. >> it's awesome. we're in boston. it's the american americans of the two sports. boston is a passionate city. >> nicole: one thing rask says he hopes is that both the b's and the pats can pull off a win this weekend. that's the latest live from ji. new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. hard to tell who is more excited about all this, the players or the fans. let's go to 7's nancy chen. nancy, we have some reaction from both the bruins and from the pats, too. >> sarah: yes, there are a lot of people who are incredibly pumped for this game, christa. >> nancy: there's no nfl team up in canada, so for many montreal players, this is as close to the real thing as
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and mob trawl star's defenseman p.k. subban admits he was hoping to run into tom brady this week. >> i'm still blown away he's not here. i was told he's going to be in here. i'm kidding. you know what, no. tom, just so much respected for him as an athlete. i was hoping to bump into him today in the hallway. uho know, i was going to probably jump on him or something like, that but a player like tom brady, it's special. it would have been nice the meet him today, but we'll have to save that for another day. >> nancy: something else that will have the wait for another day, brad marchand playing the canadiens. he's been suspended in today's game for a low hit against the senators earlier this week. but if the bruins were maybe looking for a replacement for their left-winger, they might not have to look much further than the pats' locker room. >> could you be a defenseman? >> no,'d be left wing. >> would you? >> yeah. left wing. defense is cool, but i need the
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so left wing i would be. >> you weren't aggressive, were you? >> no, i was super aggressive, fight, goals scored, checks. >> nancy: that's an image for you, gronk on the ice maybe next to zedeno chara. you know who else is pumped? fans. in about two hours at 9:00, they will be able to come out to spectator plaza outside gillette stadium. lots of fun things to do out there. it's free. parking will cost you a little bit. come on out and enjoy it. live in foxborough, nancy chen, 7news 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, nancy. julian edelman tweeted this picture this morning of the pats as vintage bruins. here you can see gronk, edelman himself, danny amendola and coach bill belichick. all right. keep it right here on 7 nbc. the game starts at 1:00 p.m. join us after for a complete breakdown of the matchup. >> christa: and with the new year comes new laws.
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massachusetts to tell you about this morning. one is the minimum wage increase. it's now $10 up from $9. also going into effect, the governor's council raise. eight of the give's top advisory are getting a bump in salary to $36,000 a year. previously they made just more than $26,000. >> sarah: breaking overnight, there's word that mash actor wayne rogers has died. he played army sergeant trapper john mcintyre who team with alan alda's hawkeye pierce to form one of the most beloved duos in tv history. rogers was surrounded by family when he died in los angeles of complications from pneumonia. he was 82 years old. a major shake-up in the race for the white house. three top aides for republican candidate ben carson have resigned. two of carson's campaign managers and his communications director stepped down on thursday. and an aid blamed carson's business manager for creating an
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carson has seen a sharp decline in poll numbers in recent weeks. >> sarah: for many of you, 2016 was spent with friends, maybe at a party, curled up on the couch watching the fireworks and the ball drop at times square. >> christa: yes, but many people across the country also have their unique ways of celebrating. take a look at betts, pennsylvania. people gathered to watch a giant 85-pound peep get lowered to celebrate the new year. that's where the marshmallow treats are actually made. >> sarah: very nice. >> christa: look at wisconsin, a block of cheese, a wedge of it. 80 pounds in weight. it dropped about 100 feet. gusts even had complimentary cheese. i'm not sure if it was brie or cheddar or what, but that's what they got. don't eat this, though. this mercy kiss in hershey, pennsylvania, is not real chocolate, and they raised the big kiss and the crowd gets a fireworks show. no free kisses there. >> sarah: people in m pleasant braving the cold for the annual polar plunge.
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took part. >> christa: that's on your bucket list. >> sarah: it is!
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