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on the road yesterday. >> sarah: president obama doubling down on gun control. what mayor marty walsh is saying about going to the white house for today's big announcement. >> christa: and thousands flocking to lowell as donald trump's campaign makes a stop in town as the republican front-runner's first ads hit the airwaves. >> sarah: tom brady banged up in miami. the q.b. speaking out after the pats limped off the field in florida. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. it is brutal out there. the temperatures really plunged're night. we even saw some snow in areas. ism we did. let's send it over to chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: it's one of those morning it doesn't take long to feel that stinging cold hit you in the face. 8 degrees in the city of boston. 3 in worcester. 18 in marshfield. wind-chill factors well below zero froms be out through
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minus 7 ins be right now. some of the same locations that saw snow overnight continue to see snow right now. basically from plymouth to kingston, south and east down through the cape and the islands. additional snow on top of the weather that's already fallen, expect another coating to a couple inches of snow there. that will wring a few towns close to plymouth and the cape cod canal upward of 3 to 4 inches of snow by the time we're all said and done. cold air established through the day today. high temperatures in the mid-20s. back to near 40 degrees. same case thursday into friday. next storm slated for the weekend. more on that forecast in a bit. >> sarah: all right. drivers on the south shore hoping for a smoother ride to work this morning. >> kris: it was slow going. it was dangerous on the roads yesterday evening. keep in mind, it's been a while since we've done. this it was really slick out there. let's get the latest on the conditions outside right now. 7's nicole oliverio out in the cold for thus morning.
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if you're waking up on the south shore, definitely we'll see these flurries in plymouth. if i step out of the way, traffic still light on route 3. we can tell you the plows and the sanders have already been out, so definitely the roads are clear. they've been salted and sappedded, but don't take these little flurries for granted because it's just enough if you miscalculate this, how slick the roads may be in some spots. that's going to cause a wipeout. that's what happened. yesterday on the commute home near route 3 in duxbury, state police responding to nearly 20 accidents, the biggest one being a seven-car pile-up that. backed up traffic for the ride home at least 45 minutes at the height of that accident. so again, taking a live look here outside in plymouth. you can see the new snow that's fallen on the ground here, maybe half an inch to an inch, just enough for you the need to take out the snow shovel, possibly scrape some ice off of that windshield. just enough to remember to take it slow on the roads as you head work this morning. live in plymouth, nicole
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>> sarah: thanks, nicole. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. here is the zakim bridge leverett connector. give yourself some extra time this morning over the bridges and overpasses especially. let's gr to the maps. no major delays out there yet this morning. route 1 looking good. so is 93 headed southbound into boston. south of town from the braintree split into boston on the expressway, just nine minutes right now. so we're all green, no delays to tell you about there. south of town, route 24, route 3 all the way out the route95 looking good. 128 to boston, no delays to tell you about there. let's look at the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway from the braintree split into boston, just ten minutes. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far the "t" is on time this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. happening today, president obama
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he gets set to unveil his executive action at the white house. one person who will be there for the announcement, boston mayor marty walsh. 7's victoria warren live at city hall this morning with more on what the mayor is saying about the president's plan. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. the mayor says that he's proud to head to washington, d.c., today and pledge his support as the president announces executive orders aimed at strictder gun control. president barack obama using the power of the presidency for stricter gun control. the announcement comes today in boston. mayor marty walsh will be there in the east room the hear it. president obama says based on recommendations from the attorney general and the f.b.i., he's taking steps to close the so-called gun show loophole. the move will require all gun sellers to register as dealers, even if they sell online or at gun shows. that means they will have to run background checks on all perspective buyers. >> the good news is these are
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are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they're also ones that the overwhelming majority of the american people, including gun owners, support and believe in. >> victoria: mayor walsh tweeted out, "proud to join potus and leaders across the reduce gun violence. we can't wait for congress to #stopgunviolence." the move is sure to bring sharp criticisms and accusations of the president bypassing congress and overstepping his power. some people are quick to point out that these new requirements would not have stopped recent mass shootings. >> it's not going to prevent every mass shooting. it's not going to keep every gun out of the hands of criminals. it will potentially save lives in this country.
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also proposing some things that would require conditional approving, including hiring 200 new a.t.f. agents and adding $500 million to the mental health budget. victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: route 1 in peabody is fully open this morning after a crash brought down a power poll and some wires. this happened before noon yesterday. look at that damage. believe it or not, the driver is expected to be okay. the crash shut down route 1 for hours. witnesses say the crash may have happened when another driver veered to get to a car wash. state police are now warning about a lethal batch of heroin that has killed several people in the last week in western massachusetts. officials say they've seized 9,000 bags of this heroin known as "hollywood." so far it's led to eight overdose deaths, all of which happened in hampton county. police have taken four men into custody in connection with this. they're accused of dealing and trafficking the lethal drug.
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potential for very serious charges here due to those victims who have now died. >> it's certainly not a victimless crime, as this proves. drugs impact our entire society, put our... not just the victims at tremendous risk, but it victimizes everybody involved with it. >> christa: police say half of those fatal overdoses have happened just within the past two days. >> sarah: new this morning, an breakthrough you yesterday. a teenager shot on a bike path in everett early sunday morning has died. critical condition at the hospital. police say they are still searching for that shooter. authorities say they cannot determine the cause of a fire in a lynn home that killed four people back in december. they have ended the investigation. investigators believe there were not any working fire alarms in the building's front hallway where the fire started. firefighters were able to save two people. >> christa: the twin sister of catherine greig talking about the possibility of more prison time for her sister. greig, the long-time girlfriend
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bulger is preparing to plead guilty the a criminal contempt charge now. you might remember she was indicted back in the fall for refusing to testify back in the grand jury about anyone who may have helped she and bulger stay on the run for 16 years. right now she's serving an eight-year prison sentence. margaret mccusker, her sister, says more prison time for her sister isn't fair. >> she's been many there for enough time. i mean, longer than one of the guys that killed five people. she chose this guy and fell in love with him and left with him. i think we all would want somebody like that in our life. >> christa: mccusker also says she writes to bulger while he's behind bars and she says he's upset greig is serving prison time. he's serving a life sentence for his role in 11 murders. >> sarah: now to the race for the white house. donald trump drawing thousands of supporters at a speech in lowell last night, but there were quite a few protesters there, as well. 7's kris anderson joins us in the control room now with more on trump's swing through the bay
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>> kris: sarah, it was quite a raucous atmosphere inside of the saugus center last night. protesters managing to wiggle their way into the crowd of supporters. donald trump spoke at lowell just hours after releasing his first tv ad. >> it's a movement. i'm telling you. it's a movement. >> kris: donald trump spoke to more than 5,000 people at the saugus people in lowell monday. he said that with everyone's help, he's going the change the country. >> people used to call it "the silent majority." we're not silent anymore, folks. >> kris: along with a hunting number of supporters, protesters were also inside the rally. the crowd chanted "trump" and "u-s-a" as they were escorted out. police created a zone. >> he's filled with hate. black. all lives matter. >> i'm donald trump, and i approve this message.
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his first tv ad of the campaign. >> that's why he's calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states. he'll quickly cut the head off isis and take their oil. >> who is the best person to do it? >> kris: meanwhile, bill clinton was on in new hampshire campaigning for his wife hillary. >> she hasn't been elected to everything, but everything she touched she made better. >> kris: clinton never mentioned trump's name during to vet. the crowd was supportive. >> oh, yeah. he's bill clinton, he's an icon. >> kris: back the donald trump, in his new ad, footage shows people crossing the border. you may have seen it in the clip we showed you. that's footage of people in morocco rather than people of the border between the u.s. and mexico. trump says that was done intentionally to show what the border could look like if we don't get a bigger wall. live in the criminal room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: this morning bill cosby's wife is trying to avoid testifying in that defamation lawsuit against her husband.
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the actor assaulted them. on monday attorneys for camille cosby filed a new motion to quash the subpoena, also denying her testimony. she's set to testify tomorrow. bill cosby has, by the way, misconduct. on "today in new england." a ski trip for one family takes a terrifying turn when a young boy starts to slip off a ski left 30 feet in the air. >> christa: also tom brady opening up about his injured ankle after limping off the field down in miami. >> sarah: and despite that injury, bridie able to make one miami team's wish come true. how they were able to meet up in south florida. >> chris: plenty of arctic air in place. look at these numbers, down to the single digit, including the city of boston. when this we warm up? rain over the weekend. the forecast is ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. maybe give yourself a little extra time as you head out the door because of some ice possible.
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>> sarah: welcome back. 5:15 a.m. let me say, bundle up out there because it is frigid. >> christa: usually i'm first the call myself a whism when i complain about the temperatures, but it's been a while. we have to get used to this, warm up to the idea of the cold here, chris. >> chris: yesterday we were talking about the cold. i said, if there's going to be a morn thank you can complain about the cold and get away with it, it will be this morning. we have cold air in place. it's been a while. 8 degrees in the city of boston this morning. 3 in worcester. you have to go back to february 24th since it was that cold or colder. it was real cold that morning back in february. we all know how that month went down with all the snow and all the cold air in place. 7 degrees in norwood right now. 3 in worcester.
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22 in hyannis. it's relatively warmer down through the cape and the islands because the wind is coming in off that 46-degree ocean temperature. but with that arctic air passing over the relatively warm ocean waters, we've certainly had plenty of ocean-effect snow showers and snow squalls. here we go. with the wind, the wind-chill factor minus 7 in boston right now. minus 12 in worcester, feeling more like 5 degrees in hyannis. that's what you dress for, and it doesn't take long outside today to really start the feel that stinging cold hit you on any exposed skin this morning. taking a look at the radar and satellite composite, you can see the consolidation with some of these snow showers and snow squalls still down in plymouth county, but it's further off to the south and east. you get up through marshfield and scituate. it's mostly done. this is manly along the plymouth coastline down through the cape cod canal, in through much of the cape. we have scattered snow showers. some of the steadiest snow, a few miles either side of cape cod canal stretching up through coastal plymouth county, southeastern plymouth downly --
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cape. by lunchtime it's wrapping up. the rest of us through the day, mostly sunny skies, that sunshine struggling to warp us up ever so slowly as you go throughout the day. you've already had one, two, two natch inches of snow in some of these locations. this is additional snow this morning. some locations a few miles either side of cape cod canal may see a total of three, three and a half, four inches of snow. i think addition lil from this point on just seeing a coating to a couple inches more of snow. otherwise it's rather quiet across new england and back through the great lakes. but we're waiting for milder air to start working back in. and you can see the numbers. yes, it's cold in kansas city at 23. but it's more seasonal for this time of year. and that more seasonable weather will be sliding into new england beginning as early as tomorrow afternoon. in fact, temperatures even a few degrees above the average wednesday, thursday and friday. so this cold air doesn't have a lot of staying power, but it certainly is making its mark felt this morning. low to mid-20s this afternoon.
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it's not as cold. upper single digits in a few of the suburbs. a lot of us in the teens and lower 20s. take a look at the on 7 forecast. can't rule out a spot rain or snow shower. a better chance of widespread rain on sunday, behind that gusty wind and cold air. guys? >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the patriots choosing health over home-field advantage, rolling out their most conservative game plan in recent memory. just five passes in the first half. tom brady handing it off ten of those first 11 plays. but they still couldn't protect brady. he suffered a sprained right ankle, a high ankle sprain according to the nfl network, but one that's not expected to keep him out of the patriots' divisional game on january 16th. brady admits the ankle is sore but sounds like he's on track to let it rip come playoff time. >> i've had worse, so, you know, i've had plenty worse injuries than this one. but believe me, i'll be doing everything i can to be out
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there's nothing else in my life that's a priority at this point other than, you know, getting to feel like i'm 100%. i'm doing all right. i'm doing all right. we'll see how it goes this week. always. a lot of guys are banged up. so it's part of football season. >> joe: celtics in brooklyn watch this play. we see it all the time. donald sloan trying to roll that ball up to save the clock and it. you see this all the time. you never see that. he gets it. they call a jump ball. they should have given the ball the marcus smart for his hustle. jay crowder with a monster game. a career high 24 points. celtics go on to win 103-94. the bruins trying to bounce back from that embarrassing loss in the winter classic. they're hosting the washington capitals at the garden tonight. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: tom coughlin no longer the head of the new york giants. he announced he's stepping down monday after the team finished 6-10.
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of the giants in 2004 and led the team to two super bowl victories, both against the patriots coincidentally. >> sarah: chuck pagano will remain the head coach of the indianapolis colts. the team signed him to a four-year extension on monday. there had been speculation throughout the season that pagano may be let go at the end of this season even if the colts made the playoffs. indianapolis finished with an 8-8 record this season. >> christa: a south florida teenager has quite a special weekend. he had the chance to meet tom brady. >> sarah: the patriots' quarterback met the 13-year-old at sun life stadium before sunday's game against the dolphins. ernesto is battling a rare form of abdominal cancer. brady gave him his hooded sweatshirt. the dolphins and the childhood cancer foundation called "live like bella" worked to make sure sunday. kids. we do so many stories on how he meets with kids. >> christa: it looks like he
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>> chris: time is 5:24 on this frigid tuesday morning. 8 degrees in the city of boston. 3 in worcester. you factor in the wind, and the wind-chill factor below 0 through boston and worcester. much of the commonwealth. the exception is the cape and the islands. kiddos getting ready for school. winter gear probably needed this morning. probably indoor recess even into the early afternoon. temperatures struggling to get much above 20 degrees. the good news, the wind does lighten up as you get into the afternoon. ocean-effect snow showers plymouth down through the cape. we'll have that this morning. more on forecast ahead. >> christa: chris, thank you. we have the latest now on a ski lift scare. a day on the mountain took a scary turn. >> sarah: one man says his son
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off a ski left. 7's kris anderson joins us with more. >> kris: terrifying moments for this family. the boy is now recovering at home. that's the good news. the family is still upset about the accident. the boy's father says that no one who works at that mountain has even called to check on his son and explain how this could have happened. >> he dropped 30 feet, and my son christopher turned to me and asked if his brother was dead. >> kris: a ski trip nightmare for doug prangley and his twin boys as they got on the the afternoon. >> i made it half-way up the mountain and my hand started to give out, and i had the look at him and say, "i love you and i'm sorry." my hands gave out. and he dropped. >> kris: this is a picture of 11-year-old cameron on the right, his brother chris on the left minutes before the accident. doug says they went on the high-speed quad when he noticed
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cam ended up falling on to an ungroomed trail and doug had to get to the top just to alert crews his son had fallen. >> i tried grab him, tried to pull him back up, and as i'm holding him, i turned around to yell, and i noticed there was no one at the platform or the kill switch. >> kris: the ski patrol was able to get to cam who ended up with bruises and a concussion. the lift was in working order, but doug wants to know why no one was aware his son had fallen. >> this is a true miracle because he dropped 30 feet. >> kris: that young man was wearing a helmet, which likely saved him from suffering any additional injuries. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thank goodness he's okay. >> christa: and thank goodness for those helmets in that instance. we have much more ahead in our half hour, including the state's highest court making a ruling about foster parents and how
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coming up. >> reporter: and fares on the "t" could jump more than 10% in some cases. we'll tell you about the proposals out there coming up. >> sarah: plus a suspected in court after police say he
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>> sarah: are mbta fares on the rise? why your ride to work could cost more in the near future. >> christa: and a suspect in court after an officer beat down. what police say this man did to one of their own. >> sarah: and a connecticut man held on bail after these weapons are discovered in his car just hours before the winter classic. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: brrr. good morning, everybody. bundle up out there. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. it's a chilly, chilly morning. temperatures dropping and even snow falling in some areas. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: sarah, christa, stinging cold outside this
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8 degrees in the city of boston. 3 in worcester. 12 in plymouth. you factor in the wind. the wind-chill factor is we low zero, feeling like minus in the city right now. here is some of that snow, most of it over cape cod, through the islands and back into southeastern plymouth county, close to plymouth. this is where the majority of the snow will be this morning. this is additional snow this morning, a coating to another inch or two in some spots. that will bring some locations in southeastern plymouth county close to 3, maybe even 4 inches total since yesterday. but additional snow, scituate up through hingham, we're over and done with the snow. temperature trends throughout the day, it's a slow climb, but we do get. there temperatures back enter the low to mid mid-20s this afternoon. if you're waiting for that milder weather to return, back the near 40 by tomorrow afternoon. this cold air doesn't have a lot of staying power. more on the seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: let's get to the fast track alert.
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line is runing 30 to 40 minutes behind schedule because of a track problem between lawrence andover. something to keep in mind. let's head out to the expressway. if you're head northbound, starting to slow down. volume is building. on the expressway northbound right now, just nine minutes. south of town starting to slow down as you approach the braintree split on 128 southbound from route 24. 24, route 3 and 95 looking good so far this morning. the pike out to framingham, mostly green. no delays to tell you about there. north of town, you're a little slow through lawrence and then the rest of your ride on 93 southbound into boston, looking pretty good. so is route 1. take a look at those drive times. if you're getting ready to head out the door, the expressway from the braintree split into boston, just ten minutes. into town on the pike, from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the day's top stories. later today president obama will unveil his executive actions for stricter gun control. the actions will require all gun
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even if they sell guns online or at shows. mayor marty walsh supports the president's decision and will be in d.c. for the announcement. critics say the requirements would not have stopped mass shootings. the long-time girlfriend of james "whitey" bul refusing to testify about anyone who may have helped her and bulger stay on the run for 16 years. bulger is currently serving a life sentence for his part in 11 murders. republican presidential front-runner donald trump spoke to supporters in lowell on monday hours after releasing his first campaign ad. 5,000 people, including numerous protesters packed the tsongas center for trump's event. earlier in the day, his new ad began running in iowa and new hampshire. the ad reiterates his stance on isis and immigration, stating that trump is calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the u.s. >> sarah: also this morning,
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up for some lost profits. as you might guess, that's plan that could be costing you more. so the question is: how much and when. let's head out live to 7's jennifer egan in dorchester with all the details for thus morning. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. this is a first look at the increases the mbta is proposing. they've outlined two options. a subway passes would go up by $7.50 a month. a commuter rail passes would go up between 4.7 and 5.1% depending on the zone you use, a bus passes would go up $8 a month. the second proposal would generate more revenue. the hikes are larger here. a subway passes would go up by $9.50 a month. a monthly pass on the commuter rail would jump between 4.9% to 10%. a monthly bus pass would increase $9.75. the mbta control board could choose one of these two proposals or come up with another plan based on public input. they're hold ten public meetings
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you can also write in or e-mail in comments. the board will vote in march. these potential increases would go into effect in july. we're live in dorchester this "today in new england." >> sarah: we're following more news today man. accused of attacking a police officer faced a judge in milford on monday. prosecutors say argeu silveria hit an officer in the throat early new year's day and then tried to gouge out one of his eye's. back-up officers say they found the officer unconscious. he was rushed to the hospital but has since been released. prosecutors say silveria admitted he drank alcohol and smoked marijuana new year's eve, but also believes that someone spiked his drink. >> sarah:>> christa: a connecticut man accused of loading his truck with weapons before parking near gillette stadium is facing several charges. officers arrested matthew bromson on friday morning hours before the winter classic happened.
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an employee lot even though he doesn't work at the stadium. according to the police report, he had an arsenal of weapons, including a pistol, crossbow, machete, stun gun, nunchucks and meat cleaver. right now he's being held on more than $17,000 bail. >> sarah: new this morn, massachusetts' high court rule that parents who openly spank and carry out other forms of punishment on their children should not be allowed to become foster or pre-adoptive parents. this coming after a fitchburg couple sued dcf saying they used appropriate punishment on their biological children and they should be able to foster others if they agree to not physically punish them. >> christa: last year's brutal winter has come and gone, but it turns out all of us here in massachusetts are still paying for it. according to the "boston globe," homeowners are still dealing with higher insurance bills after the record-setting snowfall. the state division of insurance says about a dozen home insurance companies increased
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i know some people who had roof damage and they were saying, so many people had roof damage. it took forever to get even an insurance adjustor or contractor out. >> sarah: it was so bad last year. >> christa: hoping for better things. >> sarah: still ahead on "today in new england," people buried on the street when a chunk of snow comes sliding off of a roof. this was overseas. >> christa: and a stunning discovery in yarmouth. the weapon police found disguised as a smartphone. >> sarah: and are you feeling like a leader this morning? the new fragrance that can have you smelling like russia's leading man. >> chris: feels like we're in russia this morning. temperatures into the single digits. 8 degrees in the city of boston. 3 in worcester. when we'll see the warm-up ahead in the forecast. >> danielle: and here's a look at the expressway. volume bidding. people starting to hit the brakes. still only ten minutes from the braintree split into boston expressway, but if you're taking the commuter rail, we have 30 to 40-minute delays on the
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morning. blast of arctic air in place. subzero wind-chill factors this morning. still snowing across parts of the cape. milder weather by tomorrow afternoon. first things first. look at these temperatures. these are air temperatures outside. 8 degrees in boston. 3 in worcester. you factor in that wind. and here are those below-zero wind-chill factors at minus 7 in the city of boston. minus 12 in worcester. now, the wind does lighten up this afternoon. still a tough go. trying to warm up. we're back into the 20s. back near 40, though, tomorrow afternoon. more on that forecast coming up. >> christa: chris, thank you. take a look at what's trending out there today. samsung is unveiling a new refrigerator, and they say it looks like a giant smartphone, at least part of it does right there to on the right-hand side of your screen. this four-door smart fridge includes a nearly two-foot touch screen, so it kind of works like a smartphone it sounds like. it's equipped with internet connected cameras that let you see what's inside. you don't even have to open the door.
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a price tag yet, so there you go, folks. but it's like peering inside the refrigerator, just letting the door hang open and having your mom say, shut the door. >> or just staring, what do i want the eat. a new perfume inspired by vladimir putin available in moscow. it comes in a black glass bottle featuring a profile of the russian president. the scent for men includes fur cone and it costs $95 and is available in luxury department stores or online. the makers hope to produce a version for women very soon. >> christa: it sounds very earthy, those wood cones. leonardo dicaprio back on the marketed, ladies. the actor saying he's officially called it quits with supermodel girlfriend rory schepisi. the couple's schedules too busy for dating right now. apparently rohrbach is in the new "bay watch" movie due out in
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>> sarah: he always has his model girlfriend, doesn't he? >> christa: yes, a long list. >> sarah: we have a long list of everything you need to know this morning. trains, two accidents in two states. >> reporter: mayor marty walsh joins the president in washington, d.c., today as barack obama uses executive powers for stricter gun laws. >> christa: and a busy california highway shut down after police go on a wild chase that ends in a shooting. we'll be right back. find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories. america runs on dunkin'. look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from
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>> christa: good morning, everybody. time for everything you need the start off your tuesday morning on 7news. >> sarah: we have weather and traffic. let's go over to chris lambert with more. it's cold outside. >> chris: get the cup of morning coffee. walk out the door and that will wake you up in a hurry. it is 8 degrees in the city of boston. 3 in worcester. 12 in plymouth. we have cold air but we have a breeze that's steady out of the northwest and any wind when it's this cold will add to the wind-chill factor and these numbers well below zero. at minus 7 in the city of boston. wind-chill at minus 12 in worcester right now. now, we do see some improvements as we go throughout the day. the air temperature will climb back up into the low 20s and as the wind does lyingen up this afternoon, you notice we kind of
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factor only running mid to upper teens this afternoon. so you want the call it an improvement, it certainly, is overall. we still track some ocean-effect snow showers and snow squalls, as well, mainly right along the plymouth county chestline in plymouth itself. and across the cape cod canal and down through the cape, could get another coating to a couple inches of snow down this way. this is additional snow this morning. this doesn't count, yesterday and last night. maybe a total of three, four inches of snow by time we're said and done, but overall the pattern is quiet over next several days. so not only are we enjoying quieter weather, but the relatively milder weather that's off in the midwest will start to work into new england. so this cold blast doesn't have a lot of staying power, and it's certainly notable this morning, but we're back the seasonal levels if not just above it by a few degrees as we get into wednesday, thursday and friday. all three of those days dry, as well.
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this afternoon, again some snow down across the cape this morning. less wind this afternoon, the 7 on 7 forecast going through the rest of the week. there are the 40s back into the picture by mid-week. could get a rain or snow shower in here by saturday, better chance of rain on sunday. >> christa: we're following breaking news on the commute. >> sarah: the mbta says an outs-of-service commuter rail train has derailed in andover. that's causing problems on the haverhill commuter rail line. so let's get more on this fast track alert with danielle gersh. >> danielle: the haverhill line right now is running 30 to 40 minutes behind schedule because of that train problem, that track problem between lawrence and andover. so for the time being buses are replacing train service in that area. let's go not maps and talk about you drive. the expressway starting to slow down. this is as you approach the gas tank and pass by it. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston. that drive up to about 20 minutes. you're really slowing down right after granite avenue. south of town starting to slow down as you approach the
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128. let's head down to plymouth because snow is causing some slowing on route 3 southbound just at the sagamore bridge. so keep that in mind if you're heading south. the framingham. boston. let's head north of town, slow through lawrence and you're stop town. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the braintree split into boston, right around 20 minutes. into town on the pike from 128, no delays yet this morning. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: cold morning for a delay like, that isn't it? this morning president obama is due the take executive action on gun control. >> sarah: he won't be alone ass be's mayor marty walsh heads to the white house for this announcement today. 7's victoria warren live at city hall now with more. good morning, vicki. >> victoria: good morning. mayor marty walsh will be there with the president as barack obama announces these stricter
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the president is using executive power to put these laws on the books. he's taking steps to close the so-called gun show loopholes. the move will require all gun sellers to register as dealers, gun shows. that means they will have to run background checks on all perspective buyers. mayor walsh tweeted out, "proud to join potus and leaders across the u.s. taking executive action to reduce gun violence." we can't wait for congress to act #stopgunviolence. the president will make the announcement in the east room this morning. live this morning in boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england". >> christa: all right, vicki. thank you. also this morning a man facing charges after police make quite a discovery in yarmouth. officers say they found a stun gun-type device disguised as a smartphone. while they investigated a reported assault. 19-year-old dylan leyden is accused of throwing it into some nearby woods when officers
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another man. they say they also found 17 illegal fireworks inside his backpack. >> sarah: looking at more news now, a murder suspect in southern california now in police custody following a wild chase. crews had to shut down all lanes on the golden state highway as they chase the 32-year-old on monday. during the chase, the man crashed into a car carrying a woman and child. they suffered minor injuries. officers shot and injured the suspect after he tried to run away. a woman is expected to recover after being shot by an 80-year-old man in a hospital lobby in south florida. police say the man asked the woman to meet him at the hospital on monday. according to officers, he eventually pulled out a gun and shot her multiple times before shooting and killing himself. witnesses did not report hearing an argument prior to the shooting. >> christa: a train headed to texas going off the tracks in kansas overnight. officials say there were hazardous materials on board this train, as well. it had 166 rail cars and six
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a crew is right now still at the scene investigating. officials say no injuries were reported and no hazardous materials were released from the train. a deadly crash in salt lake city when a vehicle slammed right into a commuter train. the impact so strong it knocked the train off its tracks. one man was killed, 18 other people were hurt. police say the driver of the vehicle did not slow down, just barreled into the train. they believe the same vehicle was also responsible for a hit-and-run crash down the street just a few minutes earlier. >> sarah: also on 7, thousands of people in san bernardino gathering for a memorial service for the victims of last month's terror attack. it was held the same day employees at the inland regional center returned to work for the first time since the deadly shooting. the memorial featured a religious speech, inspirational music and remarks by former new york city mayor julianna rudy giuliani. >> i always hoped and prayed i would never be in front of an
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the second worst attack in our history. i'm afraid i or you may be called upon to do this for somebody else some day. >> sarah: giuliani received a standing ovation following his remarks on terrorism. >> christa: now to a story caught on camera, and it's pretty frightening. these huge chunks of ice just start falling off a building. theyen jurd two people. some security cameras footage shows it. those are huge sheets of ice. they start falling off the roof of a mosque and onto people on the sidewalk. this happened overseas in turkey, by the way. some of the people who were buried were rescued by other people. you see all the snow there. turkey was hit by heavy snow and cold weather for the past few days. >> christa: one sheep is getting an overdue haircut. he escaped from farm in australia seven years ago. she was finally caught roaming the forest.
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almost 50 pounds lighter. can you believe it? all right. it's a new year which means a lot of people will be looking for a new job. and there are a few things you can do to get your foot in the door. according to hr professionals, starts off by not talking about work on social media. what you see as a simple post may be viewed negatively by a future employer. also make sure your resume stands out. hiring a professional to help you tune it up could be the difference between it landing on the top of the pile, and make yourself stand out but don't give away too much about your personal life. >> christa: a little mystery is good, right? in the buzz now, two hollywood stars honored on the walk of fame. flowers placed on stars for natalie cole and wayne rogers. both stars died on new year's eve. cole was the daughter of nat king cole. rogers was best known for his role in the hit tv show "mash." >> sarah: one city, two nights and three shows. the popular tv show "chicago
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"chicago med" will share story lines in a special two-night event. the crossover being dubbed online as #onechicago starts tonight. don't forget, you can watch it all right here on 7 nbc. >> christa: good place to be is on the couch curled up on a cold night like we're expecting. >> sarah: get that electric blanket. >> christa: who wants to go to work this morning with temperatures like this. >> sarah: nice cozy sweatshirt. >> chris: bundle up. you head out the door, you need everything you have in the closet to keep you warm. wind-chill factor below zero this morning. air temperatures in the single digits above zero on their way into the low to mid-20s this afternoon. chilly tonight. not as frigid. temperatures running generally into the teens and lower 20s. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. nice rebound. close to 40. that's where we stay on thursday and friday. guys? >> sarah: there's still another hour of 7news straight ahead. coming up at 6:00. tom brady bruised and sore after a sunday loss in miami. what the q.b. has to say about his injuries heading into the playoffs. >> christa: winter weather is
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so, yeah, i miss that. >> christa: catherine greig's sister sounding off about the possibility of more jail time for her cysting going on the run with whitey bulger. eight. ski trip nightmare when a boy dang frls a ski left. >> i had the look at him and say, "i love you and i'm sorry." and my hands gave out. >> sarah: a local father describes the frightening fall. >> christa: and the race for the white house running through the bay state. >> thank you. wow. >> christa: thousands turning out for trump in lowell, but were they all on his side? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good tuesday morning, everybody. and it's so chilly out there. we're waking up to the coldest temperatures we've seen in months. we forgot what it was like. here. >> sarah: it's hard to believe season. it's also bringing snow to the south of boston. live pictures of plymouth where there's a couple of inches on the ground. but you can kind of see those flurries. but it's so dark out there, it's
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we can tell you, it's cold. >> chris: someone turn out the lights and turn up the heat. 8 in the city of boston. 5 in bedford. 10 in plymouth. it's a cold, dark 10 degrees in plymouth. guys, this is what we're talking about with the wind-chill factors making it feel even colder outside. feels like minus 8 in the city of boston, minus 7 plymouth, minus 12 in worcester. the coldest air we've seen since february 24th of last year. we all remember how that month went down with the snow and the cold. winter weather advisory still in effect for the cape and for celestial plymouth county as we still track some of these snow showers and even heavier squalls close to the cape cod canal. some totals coming in, it will vary by location. when you get these bursts that widespread. a town will pick up 2.5 inches of snow, another part of town only 1.5 inches of snow. this is additional, another coating to a couple inches of snow on top of the coating to two, two and a half inches of
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there will be a few towns close to the cape cod canal and near the plymouth coastline that pick up a total of three or four inches of snow. winter gear for the kiddos. that's the case. probably indoor reset today. recess. back at it. seven-day forecast coming up. >> christa: let's get to commute. the commuter rail train has derailed in andover. it's an out-of-service train. no one is on board. it's causing some problems right now during this very chilly commute on the haverhill commuter rail. so let's get the latest on this fast track alert with danielle gersh. danielle? >> danielle: christa, it's causing problems on the haverhill line. we have delay, 30 to 40 minutes. the train has left the station, but between lawrence and between north station, they have to replace the train service with buses. so still a lot of delays from that if you're taking the commuter rail, something to keep in mind. now if you're driving, if you're hitting the road, take a look out at the expressway, starting to slow down northbound. go to the maps from the braintree split into boston expressway.
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you're slowing down really slowing down around granite avenue. head south of town. notice 128, that stretch southbound from route 24 to the slit braintree split crawling, as well inch plymouth you saw snow falling. you have delays on route 3 southbound right as you approach the sagamore bridge. and this is from snow. that's something to keep in mind if you're driving south of town. the pike, wide open. mostly green through framingham. and then into town your drive looking pretty good so far this morning. north of town, from lawrence, 93 stop and go into boston, southbound route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway from the braintree split into boston over 20 minutes. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: the flakes are flying on the south shore. drivers are hoping for a smoother commute than last night. nicole oliverio with live from
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conditions. nicole? >> nicole: we definitely have some light flurries in the south shore. it's just enough here to recoat the ground. it's something you can easily brush off with that snow brush. take live look along route 3. no problems on the roads. the sanders were out overnight along with the salt ers. you have that black top, but remember you need to give yourself enough time to slow down because there are some slick spots. if you're in the paying attention, that's what can cause accidents. that's what happened yesterday on the commute home along route 3. it was just a mess. state police reporting at least 20 accidents. most of them minor, but a lot of those drivers not taking the conditions of the road into consideration when that snow is falling pretty hard. the worst of it was a seven-car pile-up in duxbury. firefighters responded to four minor injuries. one person had to be taken to the hospitals. so again, just an example of what can happen when there's not too much snow. we're not talking about a major storm here, but definitely of course it's enough to just mess up the morning commute, so make
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you have that snow brush. you might need that ice scraper to clear off the windshield. that's the latest live in plymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, president obama making a major announcement on gun control. the president taking executive action to tighten the nation's gun laws. >> christa: the white house is insisting he's acting within constitutional bounds, but crit. >> andy: are accusing him of overreaching on this. let's go to 7's victoria warren live outside city hall. vicki, it sounds like the city's mayor is throwing his support behind the president with this, as well. >> victoria: he's not only showing his support, he's traveling to washington, d.c., to be there with the president as the president uses the executive order to get stricter president barack obama using the power of the presidency for stricter gun control. the announcement comes today in boston. mayor marty walsh will be there in the east room the hear it. president obama says based on attorney general and the f.b.i., he's taking steps to close the
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the move will require all gun sellers to register as dealers, even if they sell online or at gun shows. that means they will have to run background checks on all perspective buyers. >> the good news is these are not only recommendations that are well within my legal authority and the executive branch, but they're also ones that the overwhelming majority of the american people, including gun owners, support and believe in. >> victoria: mayor walsh tweeted out, "proud to join potus and leaders across the u.s. taking executive action to reduce gun violence. we can't wait for congress to act. #stopgunviolence." the move is sure to bring sharp criticism and accusations of the president bypassing congress and overstepping his power. some people are quick to point out that these new requirements would not have stopped recent mass shootings. >> it's not going to prevent
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it's not going to keep every gun out of the hands of criminals. it will potentially save lives in ts country. >> victoria: the president is also asking for some things that would require congressional approval, including hiring 200 new atf agents and adding $500 million to the mental health care budget. live this morning in boston, victoria warren, 7news today the new england. >> sarah: whitey bulger's long-time girlfriend catherine greig is expected to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge which could keep her behind bars even longer. her twin sister says greig has suffered enough. >> we're very, very close. and so, yeah, i miss that. she is a lovely person. never harmed anybody in her life. she chose this guy and fell in love with him and left with him. >> sarah: greiling was indicted in the fall for refusing to testify about anyone
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bulger stay on the run for 16 years. margaret mccusker says giving her sister more prison time would not be fair. >> it is not fair in anybody's mind. she's been in there for enough time. i mean, longer than one of the guys that killed five people. >> reporter: mccusker says she writes to bulger in prison and he's upset that greig is serving time in prison. bulger is serving a life sentence for his part in 11 murders. >> christa: right now state police are warning about a lethal batch of heroin that has last week in western massachusetts. officials say they've seized 9,000 bags of the heroin known as "hollywood." so far it's led to eight overdose deaths, all of which happened in hampton county. police have now taken four men into custody, accused of dealing and trafficking this lethal drug. officials say there's potential for very serious charges due to the victims who have died. >> it is certainly not a victimless crime, as this proves. drugs impact our entire society.
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tremendous risk, but it victimizes everybody involved. >> christa: police say half of those fatal overdoses happened within the past two days. >> sarah: donald trump taking his campaign for the white house to massachusetts. >> u-s-a, u-s-a! >> sarah: a rowdy rally in lowell last night, trump joining the large crowd in chanting to drown out the protesters who repeatedly interrupted his speech. 7's kris anderson joins us with more on the presidential campaign. >> kris: quite the raucous atmosphere inside the tsongas center last night. protesters managed to get into the crowd of supporters. donald trump spoke in lowell just hours after releasing his first tv ad. >> it's a movement. i'm telling you. it's a movement. >> kris: donald trump spoke to
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saugus people in lowell monday. he said that with everyone's help, he's going the change the country. >> people used to call it "the silent majority." we're not silent anymore, folks. >> kris: along with a hunting number of supporters, protesters were also inside the rally. the crowd chanted "trump" and "u-s-a" as they were escorted out. police even created a free speech zone outside for protest. >> we want to show that everything he's saying is filled with hate. all lives matter, muslim, black, all lives matter. >> i'm donald trump, and i approve this message. >> kris: trump has released his first tv ad of the campaign. it's airing in iowa and new hampshire. the ad reinforces his stance on isis and immigration. >> that's why he's calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states. he'll quickly cut the head off isis and take their oil. >> who is the best person to do it? >> kris: meanwhile, bill clinton was on in new hampshire, campaigning for his wife hillary. >> she hasn't been elected to everything, but everything she touched she made better. >> kris: clinton never mentioned trump's name during to the event. the crowd was clearly
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>> oh, yeah. he's bill clinton, he's an icon. >> kris: in trump's new ad, the tv ad he's showing, the footage shows people crossing the border. but that's actually people in morocco rather than people on the border between trust and mexico. donald trump says it was done intentionally to show what the border could look like if we don't get a bigger wall. live in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you so much. still ahead, tom brady talking about his ankle injury. >> i made it half-way up the mountain, and my hands started to give out. >> christa: a father's emotional story of holding on to his son trying to keep him from falling off of a ski left in new hampshire. >> christa: also a scare in the air. a flight forced to land when someone forgets to close the door. >> sarah: not only do we have the cold, but we have the wind. look at these wind-chill factors below zero for much of the commonwealth.
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see any more snow? forecast ahead. >> danielle: and we have a "t" alert to tell you about. on the commuter rail, on the haverhill line, they're bussing lawrence station. we have 30 to ho 40-minute delays there. let's look at the camera. this is route 93 southbound. we have an accident blocking the shoulder in woburn. we'll be right back. what would you do with five minutes to kill, and a smart phone?
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>> christa: welcome back. 6:15 on this tuesday morning as we take a live look at flurries in plymouth. it's picked up in the past few minutes a chilly 8 degrees outside here in boston. you know, for those of you who thought maybe winter had hit the snooze and overslept or something like that, sadly it doesn't seem like it's the case this morning. >> sarah: i don't want to jinx it, but people were posting on
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were saying last year and then all of a sudden we got slammed with all that snow. >> chris: exactly right, guys, but december last year into january, cold. but this year we blew away the record warmth in december. it's a different pattern. yes, i do see some winter this year, january into february, but i don't think it's going to lock many with the cold and record snow like it did last winter, although we could still get cold and snow at times here in new england, right? 8 degrees in the city of boston this morning. 3 in worcester. you have to go back to that legendary february when we picked up all the cold and center last year to have temperatures this cold or even koehler. single digits across the board for a lot of us. 10 degrees in plymouth. 21 in hyannis with coal wind off those ocean. water temperatures running into the 40s. wind-chill factor, this is what you dress for. it's a stinging cold in boston, minus 8 in boston, minus 12 in
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the wind-chill trend will rise into the mid-teens by this afternoon. the wind speed lightens up from 15mph this morning to 5mph this afternoon. we'll have less wind. still have a cold air mass in place, but we'll be back into the lower 20s to mid-20s this afternoon. winter weather advisory continuing in nantucket, the cape as well as coastal plymouth county. we continue to see snow showers and snow squalls down that way. essentially from plymouth all the way down through the cape and the islands at this time. the focal point for some of those heavier snow showers and squalls overnight has been right along plymouth county coastline from kingston to duxbury down into plymouth. and across the cape cod canal. we can pick up another coating to a couple inches of snow down that way. for the rest of us in southern new england and out through the midwest, it is quiet. travel weather-wise today. so we have arctic air in place. just for a day. it retreats tomorrow back to near 40 degrees in the afternoon. some more seasonable with weather ahead and very quiet weather wednesday, thursday and into the day on friday. so lighter wind speeds this
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cold, though, in the lower 20s, and we'll get rid of that cape snow by the time we get into the afternoon, as well. rain or snow shower possible on saturday. better chance of more widespread rain on sunday. right now it does look like it's all rain on sunday. colder and windy by monday. ism we have a fast track traffic alert this morning. problems on the commuter rail. here's danielle gersh. >> christa: that's right, sarah. we're still keeping an eye on delays on the haverhill line. the reason for these delay, we had a derailed train in andover. so between the andover station and the lawrence station, now they're having to replace the trains with buses. so again, 30 to 40-minute delays the you're taking the haverhill line this morning. let's go out and take a look at rutherford avenue because we have an accident we're keeping an eye on, there and this is near the hood plant. now let's go to the maps. we have another accident 93 southbound. this is in woburn right at montvale avenue blocking the shoulder some delays there are back beyond 128 on 93 southbound. route 1 looks good heading into town this morning from the
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the expressway. that drive is up to 22 minutes this morning. some slowing on 128 southbound between route 24 and route 3. and then in plymouth, we have delays on route 3 right near the sagamore bridge, and that is from snow. the pike looks good so far this morning. we'll take another look at your commute coming up. back to you, guys. >> he dropped 30 feet and my son christopher turned to me and asked if his brother was dead. >> christa: can you imagine that? an emotional father talking about watching his son take a frightening fall off a ski lift in nashua. his son -- he says his son, just 11, slipped and he fell nearly 30 feet. >> sarah: what's worse, the dad says there was no one even operating the lift to help. 7's kris anderson joins us with the story. >> kris: an absolutely terrifying moments for this family. the boy is recovering at home. the family is still upset about the accident.
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works at this mountain has called the check on his son and explain how this could have happened. >> he dropped 30 feet, and my son christopher turned to me and asked if his brother was dead. >> kris: a ski trip nightmare for doug prangley and his twin boys as they got on the the ragged mountain chairlift sunday afternoon. >> i made it half-way up the mountain and my hand started to give out, and i had the look at him and say, "i love you and i'm sorry." my hands gave out. and he dropped. >> kris: this is a picture of 11-year-old cameron on the right, his brother chris on the left minutes before the accident. doug says they went on the high-speed quad when he noticed there was no one to hold the chair and help them get in it. cam ended up falling on to an ungroomed trail and doug had to get to the top just to alert crews his son had fallen. >> i tried to grab him, tried to pull him back up.
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around to yell, and i noticed there was no one at the platform to kill the switch. >> kris: the ski patrol was able to get to cam who ended up with bruises and a concussion. the lift was in working order, but doug wants to know why no one was aware his son had fallen. >> this is a true miracle because he dropped 30 feet. >> kris: terrifying. again, that boy was wearing a helmet fortunately, which likely saved him from suffering any potentially additional injuries. live in the newsroom. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: still ahead, a fare hike proposal moving forward for the "t." just how much more you will likely have to pay. >> christa: and the man accused of bringing weapons to gillette stadium appearing in court. why he was laughing inside the courtroom. >> sarah: tom brady making a memory for a young fan down in
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the patriots choosing health over home-field advantage, rolling out their most conservative game plan in recent memory. just five passes in the first half. tom brady handing it off ten of those first 11 plays. but they still couldn't protect brady. he suffered a sprained right ankle, a high-ankle sprain according to the nfl network, but one that's not expected to divisional game on january 16th. brady admits the ankle is sore but sounds like he's on track to let it rip come playoff time. >> i've had worse, so, you know, i've had plenty worse injuries than this one. but believe me, i'll be doing everything i can to be out there. there's nothing else in my life that's a priority at this point other than, you know, getting to i'm doing all right. i'm doing all right. we'll see how it goes this week. there will be some treatment, as
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a lot of guys are banged up. so it's part of football season. >> joe: celtics in brooklyn last night. watch this play. we see it all the time. donald sloan trying to roll that ball up to save the clock and look at marcus smart pounce on it. you see this all the time. you never see that. he gets it. they call a jump ball. they should have given the ball to marcus smart for his hustle. jae crowder with a monster game, a career high 25 points. celtics go on to win 103-94. the bruins trying to bounce back from that embarrassing loss in the winter classic. they're hosting the washington capitals at the garden tonight. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: 6:26, and still ahead, if you own a home here in massachusetts, why you may be getting slammed yet again by last year's brutal winter. we'll talk about changes in insurance rates coming up. ism also ahead, it looks like an iphone, but it isn't. police on the cape make a stunning discovery about this
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>> christa: a deep freeze settles into the bay state. chunks of snow and ice crashing on to people in the street. the race to get them out. >> sarah: also, is a fare hike in the future? the big spike frequent riders of the "t" could soon see. >> christa: weapons seized outside the winter classic and why the owner was all laughs in court. eight. scare in the air. a flight forced to land when the plane door isn't shut. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good tuesday morn, everybody. 6:30 right now. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: it's 8 degrees in boston. outside. >> christa: it feels worse with the wind out there. the wind-chill is always what gets you. oh, look, there's snow in plymouth. we have flurries coming down, more than we saw half hour ago. i think chris, whatever you got,
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the hand warmers, the mitten, the hat. >> chris: all hands on deck when it comes to the wardrobe department. no doubt about that. this is the coldest day we've seen since last february. 8 degrees in boston. 3 in worcester. you have ocean-effect snow showers that continue to plague plymouth down through the cape and the islands. wind-chill factors and it fees like minus 8 in the city of boston. fortunately for us, these numbers will go to the positive side as we go throughout the day. here are some snow showers. they've been fluctuating back and forth between flurries and heavier snow showers. ducksbury and marshfield here and then down through the cape. many towns already have picked up half an inch, inch, or two inches of snow. this is additional snow. i think we'll likely see another coating to an inch or two of snow in that area as we go throughout the morning hours before tapering off. still some slippery spots. there it's a cold afternoon. low to mid mid-20s this afternoon. by tomorrow afternoon, close to 40 degrees. more on the seven-day forecast ahead.
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breaking news on the commute. the mbta says the commuter rail train has been derailed in andover. it's an out-of-service train with no one on board, but it's causing problems on the haverhill commuter rail line. let's get more on this fast track alert with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. if you're taking the haverhill line, delay 25 to 30 minutes. between the andover and lawrence station, they have the people get off the buses, excuse me, get off the trains and bus them between the stations. so that's causing delays there. this is rutherford avenue near the hood plant where you can see an accident. let's go to the maps now. a bit of a mess out there this morning. avenue. this is an accident blocking the right lane. bad. the expressway is really slow boston. that drives up to 26 minutes south of town. some slowing on 128 southbound braintree split. also down in plymouth, a lot of traffic. now, this is because of snow out toward the sagamore bridge.
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this is a multi-vehicle accident on route 2 eastbound right at main street. something to keep in mind there. and then the pike from 128 into boston is slow and go. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 25 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 14 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 18 minutes. and one more note on the "t," we have minor delays on the red line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's get to your top stories on this tuesday. later today president obama will unveil his executive action on gun control. these tougher measures will require all gun sellers to register as dealers even if they sell guns online or at shows. critics say the requirements will do nothing to curb gun violence. also here locally the long-time girlfriend of james "whitey" bulger preparing to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge. catherine greig is already serving eight years in prison for refusing to testify about anybody who may have helped she and bulger stay on the run for
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bulger meantime already serving a life sentence for his role in 11 murders. donald trump speaking to a crowd of about 5,000 people up in lowell last night. meantime, a new trump ad that's running in iowa and up in new hampshire is causing some controversy. it reiterates the stance on isis and immigration and shows people running across a border that trump admits isn't even mexico. it's actually morocco. the trump campaign says they used it to show what could happen along the u.s.-mexico border. >> sarah: also this morning, you'll likely have to shell out more to ride the "t" in the coming months. the mbta is moving forward with planes for fare hikes. 7's jennifer egan live with how much and when it will all go into effect. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. this is our first look at the increase. the mbta is proposing. they've outlined two options here. here are the basics of the first option. a subway passes would go up by $7.50 a month. a commuter rail passes would go up between 4.7% and 5.1%
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a bus pass would go up by $8 a month. the second proposal would general rate more revenue. the hikes here are larger. a subway passes would go up by $9.50 a month. a monthly pass on the commuter rail would jump between 4.9% to 10%. and a monthly bus pass would increase $9.75. now the mbta control board could choose one of these two proposals or come up with another plan based on public input. they'll hold ten public meetings where riders can weigh in. you can also write or e-mail in comments. the board plans to vote in march and then the possible increases here would go into effect in july. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, jen, thank you. meantime, a man charged with attacking a boston police officer is facing a judge. andrew bowman is accused of assaulting the officer inside his cruiser on new year's day. the everett resident is also charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. he allegedly walked up to the marked cruiser near city hall and then started throwing
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of this alleged assault on friday. the officer requested back-up. the 23-year-old was arrested. meantime, the officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is doing okay now we're told. the connecticut man who police say had a meat cleaver, a stun gun, stores and other weapons inside his car at gillette stadium on friday is now being held on bail. matthew bromson shook his head in court and laughed yesterday as the prosecutor read the charges. they include assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and trespassing. >> sarah: new this morning, massachusetts high court ruled that parents who openly spank and carry out other forms of punishment on their children should not be allowed to become foster or preadoptive parents. this coming after a fitchburg couple sued dcf saying they used appropriate punishment on their biological children and they should be able to foster others if they agree to not physically punish them. man is facing charges after police make a stunning discovery
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officers say they found this stun gun-type device disguised as an iphone while investigating a reported assault. 19-year-old dylan leyden is accused of throwing it into some nearby woods when officers started talking to him and another man. they say they also found 17 illegal fireworks in his backpack. >> christa: last year's brutal winter has come and gone, but it turns out we are still paying for it here in massachusetts. according to the "boston globe," homeowners are still dealing with higher insurance bills after the record-setting snowfall. the state division of insurance says about a dozen home insurance companies increased rates between 4% and 10%. >> sarah: all right. still ahead, the buzz around a new documentary on netflix. a lot of people talking about this. the true crime show raising questions about the american justice system and viewers pushing for a presidential pardon. >> christa: and people buried in the street when all of this snow and ice fall from the roof of a building.
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>> danielle: good morning, everyone. we still have those major delays on the haverhill line right now. 25 to 30 minutes. they're replacing trains with buses. then this is the expressway in dorchester. we have a disabled vehicle at the end of the hov lane causing delays and we also have minor delays if you're taking the red line. we'll be right back. find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
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>> sarah: trending today, a met flicks series sparking calls for a presidential pardon. >> this documentary calling making a murderer. it chronicles the story of a wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned and exonerated by d.n.a. evidence. well, years later after filing a civil lawsuit for wrongful conviction, the man was convicted of a murder in which the series suggests he was framed. so more than 250,000 people have signed a petition call for a pardon because they believe wisconsin police and prosecutors cheated the justice system. however, local leaders say the series really does not tell the whole story. >> sarah: a scare in the air on a korean airline. the passenger plane had to turn around and land because one of the doors wasn't shot. officials say a noise was heard before staff found that open door. authorities are investigating
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>> christa: a new perfume inspired by vladimir putin is on sale in moscow, and christmas has already passed. too bad, right? we're not going to get this under the tree. it comes in a black glass bottle featuring a profile of the russian president. the scent for men contains, they say, hints of lemon, bergmont, black current and fur cones. i was asking the newsroom, what's bergmont. >> sarah: kris anderson knew. >> christa: he's the only person who knew. >> sarah: i think he has the cologne. >> christa: it costs $95. the makers hope to have a version for women soon. he was on the phone, so he wasn't able to tell me what bergmont is. >> sarah: the delays on the haverhill commuter line coming up. >> christa: and president obama outlining his plan for gun control. and getting support from boston's mayor in the process. >> sarah: also the wintry
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morning. it's so cold. the bitter cold and the snow falling right now on the south shore. we have more on your forecast
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> reporter: a fresh coating of snow for some, but frigid temperatures for everyone this morning. >> reporter: boston's mayor standing with the president.
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announced today on gun control. >> reporter: a large and loud crowd turning out the see donald trump. his message to new england voters. >> christa: and father's helpless feeling as his son survives a scary fall off a ski left. >> sarah: it's time to know and go. we have all you day's top stories coming up. >> we'll talk about weather and traffic, as well. lots going on this morning. we'll start off with video of snow in plymouth. this is a live picture. look at the flurries coming down some if you're down, there you'll have to brush off the car this morning and let's not forget, we're talking about single-digit temperatures. lots of joy, lots of love out there urge chris. >> chris: who left the freezer door open? absolutely cold out there, the coldest air mass since last february. 8 degrees in the city of boston. 3 in worcester. if the morning cup of coffee doesn't wake you up, the walk out the front door will with a wind-chill factor of minus 8 in boston, feeling like minus 12 in worcester, 6 in hyannis. the wind will calm down a little bit this afternoon.
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winter weather advisory, coastal plymouth county, down through cape cod and through 10:00 a.m., the continuation of some of these snow showers and squalls that continue to back in off the water. you get this real cold air mass passing over 46-degree water and it's an unstable setup and you get the snow squalls to develop. we certainly have seen that. stretching still from the coastline of duxbury down through plymouth, especially along route 3 and then 3a along the coastline and down through the bourne and sagamore bridges over to falmouth, mashpee and up into sandwich at this time. those locations expecting inches of snow. you've already seen 2.5 in kingston over to plymouth and some towns an some locations in these towns. it fairies spot to spot because some of these bans are very thin. again, additional snow, another coating to a couple inches certainly a possibility in these locations. on top of the half an inch to an inch to two inches that have already fallen. temperatures this afternoon mid-20s. overnight tonight.
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a welcome change right from this cold blast of air out there early this morning. some rain or snow possible over the weekend. mostly rain, though, guys. >> sarah: we continue to follow breaking news in andover. the mbta says a commuter rail train has derailed in andover. it's an out-of-service train with no one on board, but it's causing some problems right now line. so let's get more on this fast track alert now with danielle gersh. sarah. we've been dealing with these delays on the commuter train all line. right now they're replacing trains with buses, so the delays are 25 to 30 minutes. now we also have delays on the lowell line this morning. and those delays are 15 to 20 minutes. and then if you're taking the "t," we have minor delays on the red line. if you're driving, we have delays on the expressway. as you can see here, lots of break lights. let's go to the map. we have a disabled vehicle in dorchester. this is right at savin hill at the end of the hov lane. it's a slow drive there. also slow on 128 southbound between 24 and route 3. down in plymouth, where you're
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some slowing on route 3 southbound as you approach the sagamore bridge. let's head up to route 2. this is a multi-vehicle accident. and this is on route 2 eastbound at main street causing some delays there. the pike from 128 into boston, you're stop and go, as well. still keeping an eye on this accident in woburn. this is 93 southbound right at montvale avenue. take a look at those drive times. 25 minutes on the expressway from the split slit into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 14 minutes, 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, 20 minutes. so be careful. give yourself a little extra time out there. >> christa: danielle, thank you. bundle up, as well. this morning the south shore seeing snowfall. you heard danielle talking about trouble on the roadways. there were some crashes and spin-outs last night. so what's next for the morning commute? we hope everybody is safe. let's head out the 7's nicole oliverio with with the latest. nicole?
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it looks pretty coming down. it's already starting to coat the ground here. we've probably seen about an inch in plymouth. take a look along the roadways. in this stretch, traffic seems to be moving pretty well. keep in mind, even though salters and sanders were out overnight, that doesn't mean the roads aren't slippery in spots or on the side roads. drivers were hit with some unexpected snow along route 3 yesterday. that caused at least 20 accidents for the ride home. one of those a seven-car pile-up. duxbury's fire department telling us that at least four minor injuries among some of the people involved in those accidents, so just remember, even though you can see the black top, even though it's not a lot of snow, we're glad about that. still need to slow down on the roads. as for the frigid temperatures, if you got that automatic car starter for the holiday, that might be something you want the use ahead of time before you head out there with the brush to get all this snow off and use the scraper to get the ice that
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windshield overnight. that's the latest live in plymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. also happening today, president obama taking executive action to tighten the nation's gun laws. >> sarah: boston mayor marty walsh will be front and center at the white house supporting the president when he makes the announcement later today. 7's victoria warren live ats be's city hall with more. >> victoria: good morning. boston mayor marty walsh is proud to go to washington, d.c., to show his support for what the president is doing. john bompartito -- barack obama is laying forth his plan for stricter gun law, including expanded background checks, more atf agents enforcing gun laws and more funding for mental health treatment. those last two points require congressional approval, but mr. obama is using congressional orders to require background checks, requiring all gun
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even if they sell online or at gun shows, meaning they have to perspective buyers. >> i asked my team to see what more we could do to strengthen our enforcement the make sure criminals, people who are mentally unstable, those who cod pose a danger to themselves or others are less likely to get a gun. announcement this morning in the east room, and again, mayor marty walsh will be there to show his support. live this morning in boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: whitey bulger's long-time girlfriend catherine greig is expected to plead guilty to a criminal contempt charge that could keep her behind bars even longer. her twin sister says that's not fair. >> i miss her. yeah, i miss her. i mean, i had... don't forget, not just this time in jail, but 16 years she was gone.
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in fact, at one point i told myself, i'm just going to have to say she's dead because i can't go on like this. >> sarah: greig was indicted in the fall for refusing to testify about whether she and bulger received assistance for anyone while on the run. she's already serving eight years in prison. >> christa: donald trump bringing his campaign to the white house here to massachusetts. >> thank you. wow. >> christa: thousands of people turned out for trump in lowell last night, but the people there not all supporters. his speech was repeatedly interrupted by protesters, so to 7's kris anderson with more on this rowdy rally, chris. >> kris: rowdy it was. it was donald trump's fourth campaign stop in massachusetts. it was a raucous atmosphere. donald trump says with everyone's help, changes can be made in this country. >> it's not me. i'm a messenger in a sense. it's all of us. it's a movement. i'm telling you. it's a movement. people used to call it the
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we're not silent anymore, folks. we can't be silent anymore. we're the noisy majority. we're in the silent. >> kris: 5,000 supporters packed the tsongas center for to vet. many protesters were inside the arena and interrupted donald trump's speech numerous times. people also protested in a designated area outside of the arena. president bill clinton was in new england on monday campaigning for his wife hillary at events up in nashua and exeter, new hampshire, on monday. despite the fact that trump has taken some verbal shots at the clintons in recent day, the former president did not mention donald trump's name during monday's event. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. rates could be rising for "t" riders as soon as this summer. if you take the "t," listen to this. the mbta is considering plans that would increase rates anywhere from 4.5% up to 10%. the "t's" control board will choose a plan in march. if it's approved, that rate hike could take effect on july 1st.
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say the rate hike will help close a $242 million budget gap. >> sarah: a park yaw boy now recovering at home after falling 30 feet from a chairlift at ragged mountain in danbury, new hampshire. doug prangley says his son cameron suffered bruises and a concussion from that fall on saturday. cameron's twin brother was also there, but he did not fall. prangley says when he looked for help, no one was working the lift and no one was around. he had to race to the top to tell crews about what had happened. >> i tried the pull him back up. i'm holding him, i turned around to yell, and i noticed there was no one at the platform or the kill switch. this is a true miracle. because he dropped 30 feet. >> sarah: fireworks say the chairlift was in proper working order, but prangley says he wants the know why no one was aware of the incident when it happened. >> christa: large chunks of snow falling off a building
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>> sarah: security camera footage shows the snow chunks start falling off the roof of a mosque and onto people walking on the sidewalk. it happened in turkey. some of the people buried in the snow were rescued by others. turkey was hit by heavy snow and cold weather for a few days. >> christa: and tom brady making one miami team's dream come true. >> sarah: it happened when the pats' q.b. dipped off the field. this was on sunday. brady met with ernesto at sun life stadium before the game against the dolphins. the 13-year-old is battling a rare abdominal cancer. now, brady took pictures with the teen and even gave him his hoodie. the dolphins, along with the foundation "live like bella," joined forces to make sure this all happened for him. >> christa: very nice story. there we're talking about our forecast with chris. >> sarah: blast of arctic air in place. >> chris: 8 degrees in boston headed for 20s.
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>> sarah: thanks, chris. the "today show" is straight ahead.
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