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with the hat strapped on rl tigh a sunday soaker tomorrow. in fact, some areas areas this morning woke up to a little bit of light snowfall, suburbs around worcester and also up through the merrimack valley, southern new hampshire, right now, though, just rain. and you can see why. those temperatures in boston 40 degrees. still 32 in worcester, though. so some of the surrounding areas, could be a bit slick. temperatures will be slow to move today. but we eventually make it into the upper 30s for worcester and into the mid-40s for boston, new bedford 45 for a high this afternoon. here's what's headed in for us today. it's really just remnants from another system, bringing us that damp, drizzly weather. but this is our system for tomorrow. gathering up all of the moisture that's going to bring to them, bring us in buckets for tomorrow. we're talking about a whole lot of rain, an inch to an inch and a half, possibly 2 plus in some areas. and it is a wind-driven rain. you can see why it's rain rather than snow, very mild temperatures.
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just a few minutes. >> nancy: we are following breaking news from overnight. new york police say a 25-year-old patrolman was wounded overnight in a gun fight with a suspect in the south bronx. the officer was responding to numerous 911 calls about a large street fight with guns, bats and knives. in serious condition. police say he has several prior arrests, including one just friday morning. >> preliminary investigation indicates that this suspect has a criminal history of five prior arrests over the last several years, including arrests just yesterday, 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning on a charge of beating, a charge in which he was released from court at 11:00 p.m. last night. three hours before the shooting involving our police officer. >> nancy: the officer is in stable condition today. today is his fourth anniversary with the nypd. >> kris: boston police officer who was shot in the leg remains in the hospital this morning and his alleged shooter is now
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>> nancy: this morning's 7's tim caputo walks us through the chain of events that ended with gunfire. >> reporter: a boston police officer radioing for help after being shot in the leg. >> i am at 33 bowdoin terrace shot. >> reporter: boston police say just after 10:00 a.m., officers with the drug unit pulled over a known drug suspect driving on a suspended license and he came out firing. >> as soon as he got out, he started to shoot before the chase was even on. so unprovoked again with our officers not having their weapons out, from what i understand he was shot. >> all units bowdoin terrace. shots fired. >> shots. went through the backyard. black male. wearing black jacket, red hoody. >> i saw the guy running. i just saw the guy running through the yard. >> reporter: police say the man who opened fire is 27-year-old grant headley, who was paroled less than a year ago.
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sometimes i hear that a lot around here from time to time. >> reporter: the injured officer took quick action trying to stop the bleeding, boston police officers now carry tourniquets and he tried to put it on himself. >> he tried to do his initially, but then a fellow uniformed officer, who was nearby, heard the call and he tied off. and helped him and that was fortunate. >> reporter: the officer was rushed to boston medical center and we're told the injury is not life-threatening. >> we have a suspect running towards our officer. plain-clothes officers out there. >> reporter: as police chase the gunman, a nearby headstart program briefly went into lockdown and worried parents came to get their kids after hearing about the shooting. >> a little scared and nervous would feel. >> reporter: a new blocks away the other officers caught up with headley, tackled him and arrested him. >> can anyone tell us if there's other suspects? >> we got him. >> all right. >> reporter: mayor walsh went to check on the young officer. he praised the restraint shown by officers under fire, but also warned anyone who would consider
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>> we're not going to tolerate anyone going after the boston police department. their job is to protect the neighborhoods and that's when they do every single day, day in and day out. >> reporter: tim caputo, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: police describe this officer suspected shooter as a chronic criminal. grant headley has been in and out of prison and jail over the past decade. we had a chance to seek to head he headley's father. 7's sue doctor susan tran has a closer look at his history. >> reporter: this mugshot from 2009 just one of many from a long criminal past. even before being accused of shooting a boston police officer on friday, the 27-year-old spent a third of his life in trouble with the law. >> but, you know, ultimately you got to live your life. i can guide him in the right direction. >> reporter: grant headley says he doesn't know how he lost control of his son. the boy was just 17 when he was
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over the last ten years, he's been in and out of jail for a number of weapons charges, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as gun and drug charges. >> it reflects a lot on your family, too. you know, not just his life. you know, our life, too. >> reporter: now out of prison for less than nine months, headley is back behind bars. his father shocked, saddened and angry. and wants to tell the officer he's sorry. >> my family our sympathy goes out to the officer and his family. i hope everything works out well for the officer. >> reporter: susan tran, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: breaking story from overnight now. a rollover crash in mauldin involved two weeks. take a look at how serious this accident was. it happened right on lynn street at holy cross cemetery. it appears one of those vehicles suffered significant damage. the front bumper was even removed in the crash. no word on any injuries at this time. police are still investigating what caused this accident. >> nancy: now to video you'll see just on one station.
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chemicals that caused a dangerous explosion in this fiery blast right here. the bomb squad detonating the chemicals after four people were injured at the dow chemical plant on thursday. and now as 7's kimberly bookman explains, investigators have some questions they want answered. >> reporter: out with a bang. sky 7 the only one to capture the bomb squad blowing up the remaining aluminum from the dow chemical company. it was removed from the north andover plant in a sand-filled dump truck 24 hours after it exploded in a lab here. >> we have an explosion, we evacuated the building. we have three people down inside. not sure how badly they're hurt. we need ambulance and fire support. >> reporter: that's the 911 call that alerted emergency cruise thursday. and now investigators are revealing there were four men in the room actively working with a basketball-sized container of the chemical when it mixed with
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>> this is a process that when it went wrong, it violently went wrong. >> reporter: all four patients suffered burn and shrapnel wounds. they were taken to lawrence general hospital, where the chemical was washed off their boths and bodies before entering the building. three of the men were airlifted to boston for more intensive trauma care. with the dangerous chemical now destroyed, investigators thoroughly investigated the laboratory, but the investigation into this hazardous material is far from over. they know what happened but they don't know why. kimberly bookman, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: and we're following more news today. a road rage incident in braintree turns violent. marion roman faced a judge on friday this. man is accused of stabbing another driver. police say roman and the other driver got into some sort of argument on thursday night. investigators believe these two men got out of their cars and that's when they believe roman stabbed the other man five to
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roman then took off, police eventually found him nearby. >> altercation ensued and one of the men, a 30-year-old man from randolph, was stabbed multiple times in the upper body and torso area. the suspect fled the scene. >> kris: that victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. roman faces several charges including assault with a dangerous weapon. >> nancy: classes canceled yesterday after dozens of bug. cleaning crews wearing masks and goggles worked all day friday to disinfect the school. school officials say it started tuesday when one student arrived for class and didn't feel well. >> thursday morning there were reports of students with buckets running down the halls throwing up. so it was -- we knew we had a problem.
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it's sadded to see kids get sick. >> crews will be cleaning the schools all weekend. the superintendent expects kids will be back in class on monday. >> kris: meantime, the governor of maine slipped up when he went on a racist rant at a town hall meeting recently. he was talking about tackling drug abuse at the time. >> these are guys by the name of smoothy , shifty, they come up here, they sell their heroin and then they go back home. incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave. >> kris: the meeting happened wednesday. now the governor is clarifying what he meant. >> good morning. i'd like to make a few months. i was going impromptu and my brain didn't catch up to my mouth. instead of saying maine women, i said white women. >> kris: the governor went on rather to say that he would not apologize for that comment,
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essentially 95% white. >> nancy: on to the race to the white house. donald trump mixing up key dates while making an attack on fellow paul. >> i'm a very reasonable man. into the wreck. didn't want to go in. you know, hillary voted for it. i think rand paul maybe. it doesn't matter. i think he might have been there, you know. >> nancy: so trump was at a rally in south carolina on friday when he made that claim. it turns out the senate voted on the war in 2002 before paul was elected into office. also chelsea clinton hitting the campaign trail next week. the former first daughter will join her mother hillary clinton in new hampshire on tuesday. she's scheduled to headline three events in the granite state. the former secretary of state will now have both her husband and daughter by her side on the road. >> kris: okay. who is excited about the powerball jackpot.
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ahead on "today in new england," the jaw-dropping jackpot that has everyone scrambling for a tight. >> bri: j.r. let us know yesterday you have better odds of bowling a 300 game. so i'm going for that. and we have to talk about the soaker tomorrow. maybe bowling tomorrow afternoon is the way to. go >> nancy: also ahead, one baby had a police escort into the world. it was all caught on camera. the traffic stop that led to a highway delivery. 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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america runs on dunkin'. >> kris: a jaw-dropping jackpot has many people wondering, hey, why not me. powerball surging past the $800 million mark. and counting. expected to go up even more before tomorrow's drawing. or tonight's drawing rather. very small odds of winning aren't keeping many away from taking a chance at the big jackpot. the winning numbers will be drawn tonight. if nobody wins, the jackpot would soar to more than $1 billion, yes, with a "b" billion $1. >> nancy: why not me, right. >> kris: why not me, you. i will share. >> nancy: i appreciate that. >> kris: nobody has hit the powerball yet this. woman is very lucky. she's jane hoyt from lynn and claimed her second $1 million prize in just seven months. she plans to put the winnings toward her retirement recently. and with $2 million more dollars that will help retirement.
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go down to miami. get away from this new england weather for a little bit. the winter months. that's the dream. it is fun, though. i will say, bri, hearing peerch brainstorm about what they would do if they got all of that money. what would you do? >> bri: before you consider that, nancy, you have to change your phone number so you have the long lost cousins that won't call you. then you decide, yeah, maybe buy an island. drizzle with us today. a sunday soaker ahead and the cold returning next week. you know, the boston marathon is exactly 100 days from today. if you're training for, that you have a long run planned, today would be the day to do about it. inside of 495, though, it's just light rain, also some drizzle, looks like it will stay with us as we move into the next couple of hours of this morning. still some patchy drizzle possible as the day moves on as well. we did wake up to a coating of
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this picture from ashby. and there's still the potential for slick spots, especially on those side roads, sidewalks, driveways, near worcester, suburbs, surrounding worcester, 32. you can see the temperature there. 40 degrees in boston, 41 in plymouth. we were kept very mild last night because we had the wind coming off of relatively warm ocean water. highs today they don't move a whole lot from where we're the at. we'll climb a few degrees. 44 for boston. 38 for worcester this afternoon. and that's above average for this time of year. that's why we're seeing patchy drizzle rather than snow flurries or snow showers. here's the system that's tracking that light rain activity through our area for today. but really the rain is this soaker down here, gathering up that moisture from the gulf of mexico and as we move through the timeline, you can see the rain doesn't really kick in until we hit tomorrow morning. looks like 8:00, 9:00 we start to see some showers and you look outside. then the action really kicks in,
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between about noon and 6:00 p.m., we're in for some downpours, we're in for the potential of rumbles of thunder and also some very gusty winds. that's the other big headline that comes along with this, is the winds coming out of the southeast, not the northeast. this is not a nor'easter. you you can call is a so'easter. locally higher. some places could get 2 inches plus. high wind watch that's in effect. all coastal areas as well as all of southeastern mass, the cape, the islands as well. and this is why. you can see those gusty winds blasting out of the southeast. we could see gusts between 50 plus. 55, that one in portsmouth looks a little high to me. still you're getting the idea that this could be potentially damaging winds and there could also be isolated power outages. record warmth is what we're in for, though. those highs getting into the 50s tomorrow. that's the last of it, though, as we get this dip and that colder air moving in for next week. winter finally making a return.
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tuesday get you too freaked out. you don't have to get the milk and eggs just yet, because it looks like wet snowflakes, light showers at this point. we'll keep tracking it to for you. >> nancy: ahead on 7 news today in new england, do you want a piece of tom brady? not this piece. yeah. you want to stay tuned for this one. the very personal item from brady's wardrobe that's now up for auction. >> kris: he's great player. also ahead, wild ride for this toddler. how he enjoyed taking a joyride
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>> nancy: a deer rescue in derry. racingagainst time to save a deer stuck on ice. this happened at beaver lake, that deer was about 400 feet from the shore. so firefighters used a snare pull to pull the deer to safety. a conservation officer evaluated the deer before releasing it back into the wild. >> kris: glad to see he's doing well. dangerous drive in florida leaving people in shock. a toddler taking a four-wheeler out for a cruise, but on the highway. a passerby snapped these photos. police say the boy snuck out of the house while his father was in the bathroom and took off. some good samaritans saw this boy and put an end to that joyride. >> could have ended a lot differently. and for the people that stopped, the kid was like, you know, kind of like get off me and wanted to keep driving along. >> kris: pretty scary. the father of the little boy is
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also caught on camera, truck overturning spilling, nancy, ready for this, shoes all over a florida highway. tears are flowing. five people were inside of the truck when it happened. highway patrol officials had to use bulldozers and shovels to clear 32,000 pounds of shoes from the roadways. the good news here is no one was seriously injured. except maybe the shoes. >> nancy: that was the size of two closets for some people. thanks to new jersey state troopers, a pregnant woman safely giving birth on the side of a highway. the delivery caught on camera. >> there you go. one, two, three. push. there you go. >> breathe, breathe, breathe. >> keep going. good. good. that's dash cam video giving us a front-row seat as two troopers give the woman instructions. she and her husband were rushing to the hospital when they had to pull over. the troopers found mom already in labor in the backseat. the newborn baby girl and her
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hospital by ambulance. both are doing well. >> kris: congratulations to the new parents. coming up here on "today in new england," nanny troubles. bizarre moments with a baby when the babysitter, firefighters had to break down the door to get inside. we'll tell you why this nanny ended up in handcuffs. >> nancy: the nfl football game that could be the coldest ever. >> kris: first up, how you can get your hands on a pair of tom brady's boxy shorts. there's a t-shirt that comes along with it as well.
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>> nancy: okay. so are you looking for some legendary leg wear? >> kris: leg wear? something. tom brady's boxers are up for auction. >> kris: what, nancy? yeah. the boxers are actually featured in the movie "ted 2". 7's jadiann thompson went on a mission here to find out how >> reporter: when tom brady made a cameo in the movie "ted 2", he was, well, in his skivvies and now this armani t-shirt and the boxers are up forbid. >> i kind of like. >> reporter: what would you guess they're sold for? >> a few hundred dollars >> i'll say $1,000. >> reporter: not even close. the starting bid is --
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>> wow! [laughter] >> reporter: that's a lot of money and alyssa thinks the guys out there will be willing to pay the most. >> they love tom brady. all of our pie friend -- guy friends, more than us. >> reporter: these guys are concerned about brady himself. what would you do with them? >> i would hang them up. you could give it as a gift. >> reporter: either way it says something about the love of tom brady and the city of boston. >> that's why i love boston, there's people out there that would pay it. >> reporter: jadiann thompson, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: everything has price, right. the auction starts on monday, it includes also production tags with the film brady's name, scene information and a picture of tom brady wearing the boxers. or underwear. it's a brief discussion. >> nancy: okay! [laughter] i figured out what i would buy if i win the lottery. and that is not it. we have to get the forecast
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>> nancy: drama. why firefighters had to break down a door while this woman was caring for a baby. >> kris: also this morning, local professional female hockey players suffering a horrible injury on the ice. the outpouring of support for her. >> nancy: and this group is doing great things.
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own challenges to help others. that's in in this morning's "class act ." thank you for staying with us. i'm nancy chen. >> kris: hi. i'm kris anderson. actually we wish we didn't have to check, in it's pretty gloomiy. >> bri: again the boston marathon is 100 days from today. if you have training to do, you have to get out there for a long run. today is the day to do, it even though you see wet weather out there. it's mainly drizzle inside of had 95, still light snow showers, even freezing drizzle in worcester county, suburbs, surrounding worcester, side roads, untreated surfaces could still be slick. that's really something to pay attention to. i have seen reports in fitchburg as well of some slick roadways. 42 in worcester. 40 degrees in boston right now. this is what we're in for today. just sort of that patchy drizzle, light shower activity that moves through. but this is what we're in store for tomorrow. and this is going to be quite a soaker for us.
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here, you can see that patchy drizzle tomorrow morning and then through the fire hose, through the afternoon hours tomorrow. and it's not just the 1 to 2 inches of rainfall that we're watching for tomorrow. but also very strong winds. so again for the weekend, today is your better day to get outside. while the temperatures are mild, it will be quite a mess. we will cover this in more detail in just a few minutes. >> nancy: a boston police officer recovering in the hospital this morning, after being shot in dorchester on friday. the suspected shooter grant headley was quickly captured. police say headley has a lengthy criminal record and was on probation at the time of the shooting. in video on one station, the bomb squad detonating chemicals at a plant in north andover on friday. those volatile chemicals sparking an explosion that injured four people at the dow chemical company on thursday. >> kris: also on 7, salem police are investigating reports
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is now in big trouble after reportedly drunk while on the job. the baby's mother knew something just wasn't right when she got home from work and the nanny wouldn't come to the door. >> reporter: police say 52-year-old susan lily was so drunk while taking care of a baby, she couldn't even open a door. >> oh, gosh. terrible. >> reporter: it happened wednesday evening in salem, a mother came home from work around 6:00, and could hear her 4-month-old baby crying inside. according to the police report, the nanny was too drunk to work the dead-bolt and told the frantic mother seriously, all right, give me a minute. when police arrived, they tried to kick the door open and could hear the nanny inside mumbling "really, oh, my god." finally firefighters used an axe to get into the apartment. the baby was not hurt. but police say conway-lily was extremely intoxicated and could have dropped the baby or worse. they added it was a common dead-bolt that only needed to be turned. >> i didn't know that she started, you know, drinking
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>> reporter: she used to have a problem with drinking? >> she used toe at one time. she got rehab and she was fine. every time i see her, she waves to me and i wave back. >> nancy: we're following more news today. a suspect in custody after an unprovoked attack on a philadelphia police officer. the suspect just caught minutes after opening fire and detectives say he claimed an allegiance to isis. 7's ryan schulteis has more. >> reporter: chilling moments caught on camera as a gunman opens fire on this philadelphia police officer, firing at least 11 shots at point-blank range. >> shots fired! i'm shot. i'm bleeding heavily. >> reporter: 33-year-old police officer jesse hart net was hit three times in the arm. the officer was able to follow and return fire. >> all cars stand by. we have an officer shot. >> reporter: the suspect was
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this surveillance video doesn't show what led up to the shooting. but investigators say it was unprovoked. the suspect is edward archer and police say he confessed the shooting was inspired by islam and pledges allegiance to isis. >> according to him, he believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the could ron. >> reporter: archer is 30 years old from outside philadelphia, he has prior conviction for simple assault the fbi is looking at the suspect's phone and computer records. he also visited saudi arabia in 2011 and egypt in 2012, but there's nothing to say that travel was terror related. in another twist, police say the 9-millimeter handgun he used to open fire on the police officer, is a stolen firearm. the officer served in the coast guard and his dad could not be more proud. >> he's a tough guy. he's a philadelphia officer.
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news today in new england. >> kris: the mother of a fugitive teen known for using the affluenza defense in a drunk driving case appeared in a texas courtroom on friday. tonya couch is charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon. authorities say that she helped her son ethan run away to mexico back in november. at the time prosecutors were investigating whether ethan had violated his probation for killing four people in that crash. >> nancy: on the run no more. the fugitive drug lord el chapo cuffed and in custody this morning. he escaped prison for a second time six months ago and now u.s. drug agents want to make sure he cannot break out again. here's 7's kim khazei. >> reporter: the six-month manhunt finally came to an end with kingpin el chapo in handcuffs and filthy t-shirt after arrested in a dawn raid. officials say he was arrested by mexican marines in a town, after of authorities got a tip he and
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after a shootout in which authorities say five suspects were killed and a marine injured, chapo was captured, reportedly with no injuries. his arrest drew high praise from the american d.e.a. >> chapo enjoys tremendous there. >> reporter: chapo's escape from a maxium security prison last july through a sophisticated tunnel. it was a major embarrassment with the mexican government, who worked with the tumultuous capture him. >> this was the most important thing that this government could do right now in order to save face with the rest of the world. >> reporter: the big question now is what happens to el chapo? will the mexicans try to hold him again or whether they honor the american request he be extradited to the u.s., where he is wanted in a half dozen cities and where it's wildly believed he could not escape again. kim khazei, 7 news today in new england. >> nancy: at least 34 people
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latest escape, including his brother-in-law. >> kris: new details this morning, a new york city police sergeant has been stripped of her gun and badge in connection with a 2014 death of eric garner. police say the sergeant was charged with failure to supervise. she was the supervising officer on the scene when police approached garner and administered a controversial chokehold. garner said, quote, i can't breathe at least 11 times as police held him to the ground before he eventually died. turning to the race for the white house now. senator ted cruz defending himself after donald trump questions his eligibility to become president based on the birth of him in canada. a voter directly asked senator cruz about his eligibility on friday. cruz responded that his mother's u.s. citizenship automatically made him a u.s. citizen at birth. >> i have never breathed a pret of air on this planet when i was not a u.s. citizen. i have never been naturalized.
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that made me a u.s. citizen. >> he plans to wrap his bus tour up today. >> nancy: ahead on 7 news today in new england, cause for concern in winchendon. an elementary school shut down after dozens of students get sick. >> kris: record-breaking temperatures that could be in the forecast for sunday's big matchup in minnesota. >> nancy: and we are headed to brighton for today's class act, where a briewp -- group of students is putting their own
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>> announcer: now 7 weather with meteorologist bri egger. >> bri: some of us waking up to a coating of snow in some locations. outside of worcester and the suburbs and northern new hampshire have seen really fantastic pictures. late know in andover. inside of 495 for the most part, just rain, just light showers and drizzle. that wet weather will not stick around for too long. next couple of hours and then just patchy drizzle as we move through the day. current temperatures, though, worcester still freezing. 32 degrees. and elsewhere within worcester county, we're marginally close to freezing. so there's still a potential for seeing some slick spots out there. so take it easy, especially on untreated surfaces, sidewalks, driveways, not just on wheels, but on foot. mostly cloudy through the day today.
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this is what we're dealing with today. really just some of that moisture, that's lingering from another system that's tracking through the area. and bringing those light showers. but this is what we're in for tomorrow. this is the big rainmaker and it's wind-swept rain. so moving through the timeline, you can see the areas of drizzle throughout the day today, overnight as well and then it's tomorrow, by the time we reach 8:00, 9:00 in the morning, the showers have already started and then the heavier rain pushes in around midday into the afternoon. i think between noon and 6:00 p.m., that's when we'll see the fire hose turning on. we can't rule out the potential for some rumbles of thunder and damaging gusts of wind as well. but this will be a wind-swept rain, a windy event as well. how much rain are we talking, between 1 and even 2 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts. exceeding 2 inches. that high wind watch in effect north shore through the south shore, southeastern mass, cape above 50 miles per hour. we're talking about the potential for tree limbs down
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outages, but you'll notice the wind direction coming out of the northeast. this is mild. and the temperatures get a boost, i think even into the wee hours of tomorrow morning. while our lows are mild, they get even better toward sunrise. tomorrow 50 to 56 for highs tomorrow. not looking too much like winter does. in fact, record warmth for us tomorrow could be the potential tieing some records. i don't think breaking them, 53 for worcester. headed up to the slopes, perhaps, today would be the better day to do it. tomorrow looks like even those than white. here's a look. 7 on 7 forecast. don't let the snowflake on tuesday get you heading out the door for eggs and milk. it's a light snow event. >> kris: i do need eggs and milk. bri, thanks this. morning's "class act" is about students at franciscan hospital for children over in brighton. >> nancy: they're involved in a program that focuses on helping others all while facing
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they are true "class act" and here's christa delcamp. >> reporter: hi, guys. how are you doing today? oh, thank you. wow! that is the best welcome i have ever had. you guys are rock stars. we do a segment called "class act" where we highlight students who are doing amazing things in their community. we love that you're doing day school. this is for all of you right here. all of the students in the project excel program want to help out. it's all part of their vocational training. the students learn speech tech neeblgs through high-tech equipment, some clicking on computer icons by focusing their eyes and the computer does the talking. >> my name is colby weaver. i'm 18 years old. >> my name is kevin. i am 20 years old. >> reporter: ranging in age from 14 to 22, the students have significant and complex needs. but that doesn't hinder their spirit of giving. >> hi, i'm here could collect
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>> i think one of the best things about our school is we're always thinking outside of the box and always trying to think how else can we help the community. >> at school we collect food to help families. >> reporter: over the holidays, students checked groceries for a local food drive. >> we're doing the food drive for six years. >> reporter: they also make high jen kits for area homeless shelters. each student works on skills that are right for them. colby uses a stick to gather items into the kit. >> last one. [cheers and applause] >> i feel excited when i help someone. >> >> it makes us feel good, too. >> reporter: and they're an inspiration much >> i feel proud of myself and my family. >> it feels good to recognize the students. to showcase their skills and to know that anybody can make a difference. >> i feel proud when i help other people. >> reporter: the staff at kennedy day school at the franciscan hospital for children do an amazing job.
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30 cities and sownes -- towns across massachusetts. >> nancy: what a special group. if you know a student between 6 and 12th grade doing something outstanding in school, sports or their community, nominate them online at whdh.com. i mean, just amazing, tremendous students. not only the students, but the staff there as well. just incredible. >> kris: such a neat story to watch. all right. still ahead today on 7 news today in new england, bruins putting one in the win column in a big way. breezing past the devils. we'll have highlights ahead in 7 sports. >> nancy: also ahead, justin bieber being a bad boy. what he was caught doing while on vacation in mexico. 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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america runs on dunkin'. >> announcer: and now time for 7 sports with alex lex. >> the bruins finally earning the first win of 2016. getting back on track in a big way in new jersey, kicking off their five-game road trip in style last night. david back on the ice with the bruins for the first time since fracturing his foot. but it's another young guy getting in on the action early. two minutes, frank slams home the rebound, his first goal since december 18th. and the bruins take a 1-0 lead. it's 2-1 in the second, on the power play, lets rip, but jimmy
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a big goal. b's take 3-1 lead. collin miller's shot might be harder. check this out. a wicked slapper past cory schneider. bruins with a much-needed 4-1 win. their 3,000th in franchise history. patriots on the bier, but still winning awards for the third time in five years, rob gronkowski named to the first-team all pro. he finished the season with 72 catches for 1,076 yards, leading the patriots in all three categories. and joining gronkowski on the first team all pro is kicker steven gostkokskiperform he earned first-team honors for the second time in his ten-year career. nfl wild card weekend kicks off today. chiefs and texans at 4:30 followed by steelers and bengals at 8:15. that's a look at 7 sports. i'm alex corddry and have a great day. >> kris: we have some more
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the nfl playoffs kick off this weekend and one matchup could end up being one of the coldest history. the latest accuweather forecast predicts by the time the minnesota vikings and seattle seahawks start on sunday, it could feel like 20 below zero up in minneapolis. seattle's never played in temperatures lower than the 16-degree mark. that's when they visited denver back in 2006. >> nancy: a hard hit for players on the pro women's hockey team. the boston pride forward suffered a serious spine injury in last friday's outdoor women's classic at gillette stadium. her family releasing a statement friday saying lang has limited movement of her arms and no feeling in her legs. doctors are keeping a close eye on her and both the nhl and the national women's hockey league expressed their for spo lang -- lang and her family. >> kris: miss colombia and steve harvey set to talk about
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time. >> nancy: on the road to recovery. lamar odom passing another
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continues to make remark, strides. odom was found unconscious last october at a nevada brothel. he had multiple drugs in his system at the time, according to the medics who treat him. no word on odom's current condition. >> nancy: and bad boy peeker cannot seem to stay out of the headlines, can we. the pop star were asked to leave a mien -- mayan archaeological site in mexico. this was on thursday. some of the structures are roped off, or they have no entry signs, if they are considered vulnerable or unstable. the site's tour guide says bieber even pulled down his pantses a he was -- pants as he was leaving. miss colombia and steve harvey together again. arian gutierrez will appear in an interview expected to air the week ofan 18th. marks the first time that harvey and the miss universe runner-up
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since the cringe-worthy pageant mishap. harvey announced miss columbia area as the rinner, the ceremony will kick off at the beverly hilton hotel in hollywood. comedian ricky gervais will host the awards for the fourth time. jennifer lawrence and leonardo dicaprio and matt damon are some of the year's nominees. the show airs sunday at 8:00 p.m. right here on 7 nbc. if past years have been any indication of how this show will go with ricky gervais, it's something to watch. >> kris: it's must-see tv. still ahead on 7 news today in new england, boston police officer is recovering this morning after getting shot in the line of duty. we'll have more on the criminal past of the suspected shooter. >> nancy: and video you'll see on just one station. the bomb squad detonating dangerous chemicals at a plant in north andover.
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this is video of the officer arriving at boston medical center on friday morning. >> other officers were rabun to quickly find the accused shooter and take him into custody after the dangerous encounter. >> reporter: a boston police officer radioing for help after being shot in the leg. officers with the drug unit pulled over a known drug suspect driving on a suspended license and he came out firing. >> as soon as he got out, he started to shoot before the chase was even on. again with our officers not having their weapons out, from what i understand, he was shot. >> all units bowdoin terrace. shots fired. >> shots! ran through the backyard. black male.
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>> i just saw the guy running. just saw the guy running through the yard. >> reporter: police say the man who opened fire is 27-year-old grant headley, who was paroled less than a year ago. >> i thought it was firecrackers. i hear that from time to time. i really didn't pay no mind. >> reporter: the injured officer tried to stop the bleeding. boston police officers now carry it on himself. >> he tried to do his initially, but then a fellow uniformed officer, who was nearby, heard the call and he tied it off. and helped him and that was fortunate. >> reporter: the officer was rushed to boston medical center and we're told the injury is not life-threatening. >> we have a suspect running towards ross. plain clothes officers out there. >> reporter: as police chase the gunman, a nearby headstart program briefly went into lockdown. >> a little scared and nervous and overwhelmed as any parent would feel in this situation like this. >> reporter: a few blocks away, the other officers caught up with headley, tackled him and
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>> we got him. >> all right. >> reporter: mayor walsh went officer. he praised the restraint shown by officers under fire, but also targeting boston police. >> we're not going to tolerate anyone going after the boston police department. their job be is to protect the neighborhoods and that's when they do every single day day in and day out. >> reporter: tim caputo, 7 news today in new england. >> nancy: and that suspect grant headley has spent a third of his life in trouble be with police. the 27-year-old has been in and out of jail on charges, including a number of weapons charges, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as drug charges. he was convicted for the first time when he was 17 years old. >> kris: now to video this morning you'll see on just one station. chemicals that caused a dangerous explosion in north andover. look at this. blown away in a fiery blast on friday. the bomb squad detonating those chemicals, a day after four people were injured at the dow
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7's kimberly bookman with more on the controlled blast. >> reporter: out with a bang. sky 7 the only one to capture the bomb squad blowing up the remaining aluminum from the dow chemical company. it was removed from the north andover plant in a sand-filled dump truck 24 hours after it exploded in a lab here. >> we had an explosion. we evacuated the building. we have three people down inside. not sure how badly they're hurt. we need ambulance and fire support. >> reporter: that's the 911 call that alerted emergency crews thursday. and now investigators are revealing four men were in the room actively working with a basketball-sized container of the chemical when it mixed with water or air and exploded. >> this is a process that went when it went wrong, it violently went wrong. >> reporter: all four patients suffered burns and shrapnel wounds from the blast. they were taken to lawrence general hospital, where the chemical was washed off their clothes and bodies before entering the building.
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airlifted to boston for more intensive trauma care. with the dangerous chemical now destroyed, investigators thoroughly examined the laboratory before giving the key back to dow chemical. but they say the investigation into the hazardous material is far from over. they know what happened. >> more news today. a salem nanny facing charges after police say she was drunk on the job. officials say that susan conway-lily was taking care of a young child, when the child's mother came home, conway-lily was so drunk she couldn't even open the door. firefighters had to force their way inside. she pled not guilty to a child enendangerment charge. >> nancy: meantime, a road rain incident in braintree turning violent. a man faced a judge yesterday, accused of stabbing another driver. police say roman and the other driver got into an argument thursday night. investigators say the two men
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believe roman stabbed the other man five or six times. roman then took off. police eventually found him near. >> the owners got out of their cars, an altercation ensued and one of the men a 30-year-old man from randolph was stabbed multiple times in the upper body and torso area. the suspect fled the scene. >> nancy: the victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. roman faces several charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon. >> kris: we're following some breaking news for you this morning. police in worcester now tell us that a 56-year-old man has died after police say he was hit by a car overnight. it happened on west boyleston street before 3:00 this morning. the victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. his identity still not released but police say they are looking for the car involved. they say it could be a 2000 to 2002g.m.c. yukon or a sierra with a missing passenger side mirror and damage to the front
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anyone with information on this vehicle you're asked to call police. >> nancy: still ahead on "today in new england," a police officer in philadelphia injured after a gunman there opens fire. why police are now investigating possible ties to terror. >> bri: some slick roads in some areas still this morning and also some wet weather in other spots. we'll break it all down and talk about the soaker that's ahead for tomorrow coming up in the forecast. >> kris: plus, a couple hundred million dollars sound for your pockets. powerball mania is gripping the nation ahead of tonight's record jackpot. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy
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>> kris: so with no winter yet, powerball jackpot continues to soar. past the $800 million park. could it reach $1 billion? it will be the largest jackpot ever won in the united states. if noaa one hit -- if no one hits the lucky number tonight, wednesday's jackpot would soar past the $1 billion. >> nancy: yeah, you know, some people saying they wouldn't show up to work and quit everything and go off to a private island. i would show up and i would be here on "today in new england," just to tell everyone how much money i have. >> kris: tune in tomorrow and see a spinning chair where nancy would sit. that's all we'd see from you. >> bri: she doesn't buy the tickets. order to win. >> bri: you have to play to win. that's your plan after the show.
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and get our tickets. drizzle for us today. light showers. and then tomorrow quite a soaker in store for us. the cold returning for us next week. doesn't mean snow. doesn't look like it at this point. we may have to wait until next weekend to see some snow. you can see why those temperatures very mild. even today 44. it's almost 10 degrees above normal for this time of year and tomorrow challenging records, could be some records tied tomorrow. but today will be your better day of the two weekend days to get outside, perhaps you have a long run you have to do or a bike ride. now this is why. just some light showers again. continued -- also including the city and light snow showers and freezing drizzle throughout worcester county, all through the merrimack valley, temperatures are marginal, they're very close to freezing ant at freezing in worcester. so you can see why we'd still expect to see icy spots out there. 39 for the city of boston. and our temperatures don't budge
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but they will climb about 4, 5 degrees into the afternoon. this is what we're dealing with today. this system passing on by, bringing us sort of the remnants of it. but this is what we're in store for tomorrow. this storm system gathering up that moisture from the gulf of mexico to bring it our direction. as we get into tomorrow afternoon. and it really takes until the afternoon for the fire hose to turn on for us. but this looks to be a whole lot of rain in about five to six hours throughout the afternoon. we're talking maybe 2 ins. yes, a lot of lane rain in a small am of time. that could be in the cards for us. we're talking about strong winds. high wind watch in effect through the day tomorrow for one of gusts over 50 miles per hour. the islands for that. but you'll see that wind back into worcester county, also
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20 to 30-mile per hour sustained winds. that's another big headline for that. rain, wind, and also these very warm temperatures, we're talking challenging records possibly, 56 the record in boston. worcester the record, 53 for tomorrow. so here's our storm. once again on the mild side of things. where's the cold? it's not far off and pushes in for us as we get into next week. though, things look fairly quiet. there is the one snowflake there you see on tuesday. it looks like late tuesday night could be some snow showers, wet snowflakes, maybe even some rain showers, but at this point doesn't look like much. we'll have to wait until next weekend to see if we can maybe squeak out some snowflakes. >> kris: kiddos are asking, dad, where's the snow. we want to go sledding. >> nancy: you have one snowflake coming your way. >> kris: still ahead this morning, patriots fans need to listen up to this one. we're going to tell you how you can own a unique piece of tom brady's intimate apparel. it's called memorabilia also. >> nancy: all right. but, first, he escaped from
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>> kris: chilling moments caught on camera when a philadelphia police officer is ambushed. a gunman wearing a white robe opened fire on this officer, firing at least 11 shots at point-blank range.
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hartnet was hit three times in the arm. he was able to follow the suspect and then return fire as that gunman ran away and kept shooting. >> he's confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of islam. according to him, he believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the quran. >> kris: investigators say the shooter was unprovoked and according to police the suspect says the shooting was inspired by islam and he pledged his allegiance to isis. officials are investigating any possible ties to terror. >> nancy: the six-month manhunt for joaquin el chapo guzman was arrested in a shootout, where five suspects were killed and marine injured. el chapo was captured alive. he escaped from a maxium security prison last july. senator ted cruz defending himself after donald trump
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president based on his birth in canada. a voter directly asked senator cruz about his eligibility on friday. he responded that his mother's u.s. citizenship automatically made him a u.s. citizen at birth. >> i have never breathed a breath of air on this planet when i was not a u.s. citizen. i have never been naturalized. of the -- it was the process of being born that made me a u.s. citizen. >> nancy:'s real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company cruz plans to wrap the trip up later on today. >> coming up, tom brady fans get ready to pay up for a unique piece of memorabilia. how you can get your hands on a pair of tom brady's boxers that he wore in a movie. >> nancy: then, in "the buzz" the stage is set.
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>> kris: all right. many of you have tom brady jerseys in your arsenal of memorabilia. how many of you have a pair of tom brady's boxer shorts? don't worry. we'll keep this story brief. he wore this combo in a movie, "ted 2" recently. >> nancy: the private collection is going up for auction. joked -- jadiann thompson has more on how much you'll have to cough up to wear them.
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his skiffys in "ted 2" and now this armani t-shirt and the brooks brothers boxers are up forbid. >> i kind of like. >> a few hundred dollars. >> i'll say $1,000. >> reporter: not even close. the starting bid is -- >> $2,500. >> wow! >> jesus! [laughter] >> reporter: that's a lot of money and alyssa thinks the guys out there will be willing to pay the most. >> they love tom brady. all of our guy friends, more than us. >> reporter: but these gentleman are just concerned about brady himself. >> i'd be a little creeped out if i was tom brady. >> reporter: so whatted you do with them? >> i guess i would hang them up. >> reporter: either way it says something about the love of tom brady in the city of boston. >> that's why i love boston, there's people out there that would pay it. >> reporter: jadiann thompson, 7 news today in new england. >> kris: do you wear them if you buy them? >> nancy: are they washed before you get them? >> kris: i would hope. maybe frame them. next up on 7 news today in new
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bri egger is going to give us a final check of this gloomy forecast. there's more rain on the meet the new, 3rd generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. and you could get a $100 rebate from your energy company. learn more at nest.com/rebates. saying, "hurry! you gotta get fios." well, because there's never been deal from fios, the fastest internet and wi-fi only fios has speeds from 50 to because your devices run better and for just $79.99 a month online, internet, tv and phone for your first year. plus with a 2-year agreement, fios gives you $400 back, and all of the premium movie
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tomorrow at 8:00 right here on 7 nbc. certainly not a predictable show when he's at the helm. >> kris: no. you know what it's a good day to stay in and watch the show with the rain on its way. >> bri: find something good on netflix for the afternoon. because we're talking afternoon rain, wind-swept as well. gusty southeast winds and near record highs. >> kris: umbrella ready. that's going to do it for this saturday morning for 7 news today in new england. i'm kris anderson. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen. have a wonderful day. we'll see you right back here tomorrow morning at 7:30. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. uplift your mood with hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl. indulge in a medium hot or iced latte or macchiato for $1.99 after 12:00 p.m.
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