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end chandler jones was taken to the hospital over the wnd. >> christa: and new this morning, facing a multimillion dollar deficit, boston public schools ready to make some cuts, and they could impact students. >> sarah: and president obama hitting the road today after giving his final state of the union address. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. it's blustery out there. >> sarah: it's freezing. >> christa: i need a snowsuit like we had when we were kids, the one you always had to use the bathroom before... remember, mom says, use the bathroom before i zip you in this. >> chris: it was like a giant onesie, but you were nice and cozy. it didn't get cold in that snowsuit. it may be a nice thing to shovel the driveway with this morning if you have to do a little shoveling and scraping of the car with some of the snow and ice left on. temperatures are not going much as you go throughout the day on the up side. temperatures holding mid to upper 20s and even dropping into the teens late in the day across the worcester hills.
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i did have another batch of snow showers working through 2:00, 3:00 a.m., so putting a fresh coating on some of the treated roadways. dry in the next few days. the next storms slated for saturday. this looks to have both rain and snow across southern new england. we'll talk more on forecast and what to expect. guys. >> christa: . >> christa: happening right now, you might be hopping in your car and headed to work or school. you might be facing a slippery ride. it's tricky out there. >> sarah: temperatures dropping overnight combined with last night's snow could leave some slick spots out there. victoria warren picks up our coverage from worcester. vicki. >> victoria: the hardest part of your morning will probably be scraping the ice off of your car. here in worcester snow had to be shoveled off the sidewalk. they sent the plows through. and they treated the roadways overnight. so there are wet and in some places icy conditions you're dealing with. last night was definitely a different story, especially
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snow really started falling down. there were a lot of very slick spots out there. drivers had to slow down, take their time. they have a parking ban that went into effect in worcester overnight. and that's pretty much so they can get out there and treat these roadways. because of that parking ban, if you take a live look out here again, that's why these roads are in as good of condition as they are, because they were able to get out and treat the roadways and get things cleaned up for this morning's commute. if you're driving, mass.wants to remind you that you keep a safe traveling distance because even though the roadways are wet for the most part, you'll hit those slippery spots and qul want to be safe. victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: and new this morning, icy roads causing a cruiser crash in new hampshire. police are looking for a truck driver who smashed into a state police cruiser in warner and took off. police say the driver was going way too fast for road conditions. a trooper was inside the cruiser at the time but only suffered minor injuries.
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you'll face as you hit the roads this morning, here is danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. definitely give yourself a little extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door. be especially careful over bridge, overpasses, on ramps and off ramps. this is the zakim bridge leverett connector looking good so far this morning. let's go to the map. heading into town on 93 and route 1, no issues to tell you about yet. south of town from the braintree split into boston, just nine minutes so far this morning. route 24, route 3 and 95 looking good so far. the pike out to framingham, all green. no delays to tell you about into town eastbound on the pike. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far this morning the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: danielle, thank you. >> christa: breaking news, overseas in iran, ten u.s. sailors are still in custody
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for the latest on how this happened, let's go to 7's nancy chen. >> nancy: christa, good morning to you. iranian authorities say they are questioning the ten sailors but have told u.s. officials those sailors will be released soon. state-owned television reporting tuesday that the sailors and american forces "acted professionally following the capture." overnight iran's revolutionary guard told a state-run television station that the boats entered iranian waters because of a mechanical problem with their navigational system. iran's coast guard seized both boeings and the crew members, nine men and one woman, were turned over to the country's revolutionary guard. leaders from both countrys have said the boats did not intend to enter iranian waters. those boats were headed to bahrain at the time. it's believed the sailors could be allowed to resume their trip later on today. live in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the patriots tackling some off-the-field issues. coach belichick will likely be
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chandler jones today. 7's nicole oliverio is at the foxborough police station, and, nicole, the pro bowler had the go to the hospital we understand on sunday? >> nicole: well, according to the police log, he came here just before 8:00 sunday morning and was taken to the hospital, but the reason for the medical emergency is not known. days before heading to the playoff, 7news confirms patriots' defensive end chandler jones was admitted to norwood hospital. it happened sunday according to this foxborough police log. the 25-year-old football player walked into the foxborough public safety building with a medical emergency. four officers, along with firefighter, performed a medical evaluation in the back parking lot and then had jones taken to the hospital by ambulance. the patriots tell 7news, "chandler jones was admitted to the hospital sunday and released that day. he reported to work on time monday morning and has participated in all meetings and
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and chandler jones doesn't live too far from the police department here. we learned that an officer went to his home to make sure it was secure on sunday. live in foxborough, nicole oliverio, 7news 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: well, chandler jones did practice on tuesday. tight end rob gronkowski did not. gronkowski was not present for tuesday's session after practicing with teammates on monday. it's not clear why he was not on the field yesterday. >> christa: new this morning, cuts are coming to boston public schools as the district faces a $50 million budget gap for the next school year. in a letter to parents, superintendent tommy chang says expenses continue to increase as federal and state aid declines. now, school officials met with mayor marty walsh on monday, and they plan to look for some additional support through grant, state funds and partnerships. chang says $20 million will be cut from the central office budget and $10 to $12 million more will be saved by trimming from individual school budgets. he did promise, though, no schools would close because of
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in a series of public hearings is set for next month. >> sarah: right now a firefighter is recovering after being injured while battling flames in mattapan. it happened last night. you can see the flames coming out of the roof there. officials say seven people were forced out of their home. no one inside was hurt, but one firefighter suffered minor burns battling those flames. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a dangerous drive in downtown boston sends two people to the hospital. it happened on tremont and school streets. police say the driver was hanging on to the outside of the car while it reversed down a one-way street. it caused a chain-reaction crash hitting two other cars and a pedestrian. that pedestrian thankfully only suffered minor injuries. the driver, though, was seriously hurt. police are investigating a deadly crash in roslindale. a car hit an 88-year-old woman walking on washington street. she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. police say the driver stayed at the scene. they are still working to determine whether that person
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>> christa: well, today president obama heads out to nebraska, highlighting some of the themes that he outlined last night during his final state of the union address. >> sarah: embarking on his last year in office, the president is calming americans' economic and national security anxieties and touting his record. >> the president of the united states. >> sarah: for the last time, president obama arrived to deliver the state of the union to a joint session of congress. >> for this final one, i'm going to try the make it a little shorter. >> sarah: the president briefly touched on his achievements in office, but he focused on the future. >> i don't want to just talk about next year. i want to focus on the next five years, the next ten years and beyond. >> sarah: but he did talk about current issues, including a call for congress to take action on the fight against isis. >> authorize the use of military force against isil. take a vote. >> sarah: another big focus, the state of politics in the
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>> it's one of the few regrets of my presidency that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. >> sarah: at the end a commander-in-chief looked forward to when a new president speaks to congress. >> i believe in change because i believe in you. the american people. and that's why i stand here as confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong. >> sarah: in the republican response, south carolina governor nikki haley also talked the country. she urged calm and cooperation over partisan noise. >> christa: all right. so we have lots to get to, including, let's say, this is week. convenience stores across the u.s. packed today. people are trying their luck at jackpot. it's up to $1.5 billion. we'll have much more on your odds of winning. >> sarah: plus a driveway dilemma for a cape cod man.
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getting results when the company that did the damage couldn't seem to be reached. >> christa: and a local hockey team making a teammate's dream come true. how he went from water boy to star player. >> chris: likely some snow and ice on the driveway this morning. a couple inches of snow last night. winter gear needed at the bus stop for the kids, and temperatures remain the same, barely budging. low to mid-20s this afternoon and a strong wind. take a look at forecast ahead. >> danielle: and no major issues yet out on the roadway, but certainly going to be a slick commute. give yourself a little extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning, and so far this morning the "t" is on time. >> sarah: and we're following breaking news. iran's revolutionary guard has just announced it released all ten detained u.s. navy sailors. the u.s. has not yet confirmed that report from iran. of course, we'll continue to follow this breaking news story
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>> sarah: welcome back. 5:13. you might have to scrape the car off this morning, some snow on the ground, but the highways are pretty good. >> christa: let's talk about the wind. some serious wizard of oz moments out there. >> meaghan:>> chris: too bad we can't click our heels three times and get to work, skip that commute. strong wind gusts will be with us all day. that's not going to change. these temperatures won't change much either. after a couple inches of snow last night, a lot of us scraping off the car and letting the defrost blast for a good five or ten minutes to warm things up. 16mph wind in boston. 20 in bedford. these are sustained winds. the gusts closer to 30 to 40. so we have a cold wind-chill factor, as well, feeling like five in worcester, 14 in boston. so back to the heavier coats, the scarves, the hats, the
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winster -- winter stuff. winds at time close to 40 if not 45mph. snow is gone. did have another batch swing on through about 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 a.m. it dropped another dusting of snow. there are slippery spots, but overall the powerhouse of the storm across nova scotia and through down east maine didn't truly organize itself completely until it got out of here, but it did provide us with a punch of snow last evening for a couple hours. 23 to 29 degrees this afternoon. gusty winds all day long. the wind-chill factor holding into the teens. so it will be a cold day. cold tonight. winds lighten up a bit. tomorrow a couple degrees either side of 30. overall cold day. a little cold breeze, but the wind not as strong as what we're seeing today. you get down the line, what do we expect on the weekend? well, this is after a dry thursday and friday, we'll track this storm system off the carolina coastline. this is going to try to take
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the energy to the coastal storm, however, initially with an east wind, there's in the a whole lot of cold air left in play, so i do think we'll start off as some rain all the way through 495 and especially along the coastline. there's a question of how much of the energy can transfer to this storm system and can we bend the winds back out of the north because if we can, we may be able to use the limited cold air in place the change over things to wet snow, especially across the higher terrain, but even closer to the coastline we may end this storm system on saturday as a little bit of light, wet snow. so damp out there at gillette on saturday afternoon. i think that's a good bet. we may taper this thing off almost completely by kickoff. i think the brunt of the precipitation will arrive in the morning, continue through the morning and start to taper off in the afternoon. we may even end as a few wet snowflakes out there. all right. 7 on 7 forecast taking you through the rest of the week. friday, near 40 degrees. so the mild air tries to start to work in here. but past that storm on saturday,
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air. look at early next week. guys? >> christa: chris, thank you. a power problem sparking some trouble for man on cape cod. his driveway got disrupted when ever source installed a new cable for his neighbor's home. >> sarah: the man was promised everything would be repaired. when months passed and it wasn't fixed, he reached out to solve it 7. here's kris anderson. >> reset my fence, do the landscaping an we'll all be happy. >> kris: jerry takes great pride in his yard. >> never no leaves here. this house is pristine, the lawn, the bushes, everything that's here is fixed just so. >> kris: but this past summer, a neighbor's power problem turned his front lawn into an eversource construction zone. >> i left for the morning and came back, and all of a sudden they were digging in the front of my house. >> kris: his home's curb lost its appeal. >> moved the fence, proved the bushes.
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as you can see, the whole corner is kind of sunk in now and broken away where they had to cut to get into the ground. >> kris: jerry said the crew chief promised everything would be repaired. >> they gave me a flyer and said, if somebody isn't out in two weeks to fix your property, call. >> kris: two weeks passed and no work was done, so jerry started calling the number on the flyer. >> everybody's going to get back to me. and nothing happened. >> kris: weeks turned into months, and jerry says the damage was spreading to the other side of his driveway. he was worried that it would continue to get worse. but with no return calls and no answers, he was running out of options. >> i said, you know, we have to go to court to do this to get this settled, and then lo and behold, kris anderson is on the news. i said, that's what i'm going to do. >> kris: so jerry reached out the solve it 7. we called eversource. hi, this is kris anderson. and the representative told us they didn't have damage claim on
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would reach out to him regarding the work. and a few weeks later, his driveway and yard were repaired. >> looks great. looks great. you couldn't ask for anything better. it worked out well. >> kris: eversource's spokesperson told us that providing reliable electric service to our customers is a top priority, and when our work inadvertently leads the property damage, making things right is also a priority. >> solve it 7, you know, they did something i couldn't do in five or six months. >> kris: well, jerry is happy to have his driveway fixed in time for winter. so are you in shock about a problem you can't get resolved? maybe we can help pave the way to a solution. give us a call at 617-367-7777 solveit7@whdh.com. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news. >> christa: and lo and behold, there was kris anderson. >> sarah: always solving problems, that kris. >> christa: high praise this morning. >> sarah: i love it.
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>> chris: time is 5:23 on this wednesday morning. good morning, everyone. after some snow last night, we're waking up to some icy and 26 in boston. 23 in bedford. temperatures falling down and not really moving all this much as you go throughout the day. what will be moving a lot, certainly the wind. sustained wind right now 15 to 20mph. gusts 30 to 40.
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and you can see temperature-wise, rising into the upper 20s by mid-afternoon. wind-chill factors down into the teens all day long. >> christa: well, the celtics will try to snap their four-game losing streak tonight when they host the pacers. boston's record dropping to 500 after losing to the knicks at madison square garden. the c's trailing for most of the game but mounted a comeback and had the lead in the closing minutes, but new york's jared grant scored ten points in the fourth quarter to help the knicks get the victory. the c's lost with a final score of 120-114. well, even though he's preparing for the chefs and wasn't present as they were talking about at the start of practice yesterday, pats' tight end rob gronkowski still took cancer. he went to rhode island monday night to meet eight-year-old dorian. he's been fighting cancer for half of his life. the pats' tight end took pictures with dooron and signed an autograph for him, as well. really nice. >> sarah: a canton high senior
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he suited up for the varsity hockey team and scored a goal in his first shift. matty marcone scored against stoughton. he has a rare genetic disorder and plays hockey for a special needs team while also serving as canton high's team manager. last night he suited up for his school and beth coaches agreed he should have the chance to score can'ton's first goal. >> it means a lot for me. i like playing with them and working with them. i like scoring a lot of goals out there. it was a lot of fun. >> tonight is all about what high school sports is about, which is making somebody's dream come true. >> sarah: marcone was named canton's captain for last night's game. canton won the game 11-1. >> christa: coming your way at 5:30, a fur-year-old girl is alive this morning all thanks to a boston police officer. and you will hear from her very grateful mother coming your way. >> reporter: and the chances are good someone will win powerball tonight.
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up. >> sarah: and we continue to follow breaking news. iran's revolutionary guard has just announced it released all ten u.s. navy soldiers captured yesterday. the u.s. has not yet confirmed this report. we'll continue to follow this
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morning, may have to brush that snow off your car, get the ice scraper out. >> christa: definitely the scraper underneath that layer of snow, chris. >> sarah: definitely battling the wind, too. finally winter weather back with us. 26 in boston. 20 in worcester. and it's not so much the temperatures. you know, if we had little wind outside, 20 is easy to take this time of year, but the wind gusting over 30mph. that's adding to the wind-chill factor. the wind-chill factor is down to 14 in boston. feels like 8 in bedford, 5 in worcester. cold winds with us all day long. in fact, we have a wind advisory in place until 5:00 p.m. for gusts up to 45mph. this will hold the wind-chill factor, that steady wind holds the wind-chill factors down into the teens throughout the day. big old storm now across the canadian maritime back into down east maine. that storm system responsible for the snow we had yesterday, also responsible for the wind we have today. as we go through the next couple days, we do warm back near 4 on friday. friday is dry. different story on saturday.
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storm coming up in a bit. >> christa: let's check out the roads, danielle. any slick spots out there this morning? >> danielle: give yourself some extra time because i would bet there are. this is the expressway northbound. from the braintree split into boston on the expressway, that drive just ten minutes. south of town, we have a new accident in stoughton. this is route 24 northbound at 139, a box truck is in a ditch off to the right apparently. we're seeing some delays there. the pike looking good out to framingham. no major delays to tell you about there. 93 slowing down a little bit through lawrence southbound, but then your ride is looking pretty good, route 1, as well. 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, not a bad ride. the you're taking the "t" this morning, so far everything is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. we're following breaking news. state media in iran reporting the ten american sailors who had been in custody have now been released.
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the sailors were freed just about 20 minutes ago. the sailors were captured after their boats accidentally entered iranian waters after a mechanical problem with their navigation system. u.s. officials have not yet confirmed that the sailors have been released. here are the day's other top stories. patriots' fans waiting for more information about why defensive end chandler jones needed medical attention sunday morning. jones showed up at the foxborough police station in need of medical assistance. the pats released a statement tuesday saying jones was taken released. he participated in all team meetings and practices the last two days. president obama traveled to nebraska where he will highlight the themes outlined during his final state of the union address last night. he says americans must stress four major issues over the next decade -- the economy, climate change, national security. >> christa: happening right now, anticipation building ahead
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so people all across the u.s. lining up to purchase their tickets. with the jackpot now coming in at $1.5 billion, it really seems like the possibilities are endless if you win. of course, the chances of winning, i'll let 7's jennifer eagan live in boston deal with that one. jen, good morning to you. >> christa, good morning. no matter how big the jackpot gets, the chances of winning are still slim. they remain the same, one in 292 million. we can all dream. that's the fun part anyway. no one has won the jackpot since november 4th. as you mentioned a moment ago, it's been growing ever since. it's now at $1.5 billion. the chances are good someone will win tonight. there's a 97% chance someone's numbers will match up. as the hype grow, more and more people are playing, of course. some of the money we're paying in goes to local cities and towns. over the course of the last 19 drawings, the lottery has
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aid for massachusetts cities and towns. in the hours leading up to saturday's drawing, massachusetts lottery retailers were churning out more than $23,000 in sales per minute. you can be sure that stores are going to be busy today. when i bought my ticket saturday night, there was a traffic jam in the parking lot. here in massachusetts, two people have won $1 million, one in plymouth and one here at this liquor store on boylston street. if we come back out here live, some of these stores may want to change their signs. it seems like they can't even keep up. they read, "$999 million." as we mentioned, it's $1.5 billion. the two million dollar winners in massachusetts have not come forward yet, so be nice to your friends. we're live in boston, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: always. jen, thank you. we'll have continuing coverage of this world record jackpot at whdh.com, including how much massachusetts is all in during this record run. we'll also have some popular myths and misconceptions about
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also a list of the previous record lottery jackpots as well at whdh.com. >> sarah: also this morning, a man is behind bars following a violent attack at a fall river convenience store. police say a masked man tried to rob the store this weekend, attacking a clerk with a knife after demanding money from the cash register. the clerk, as you see here, fought back. you can see both men violently swinging fives at each other. the suspect, jose sanchez behind bars charged with armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. >> christa: violence hitting very close to home for a family from brockton this morning. they're talking about the teenager who was shot just standing in his own kitchen. a stray bullet hit brockton high school student zach sallinger monday night. he's 17 years old and right now he's in intensive care. his family can't believe what happened to him inside his own home. >> he's a good kid. he really is.
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>> in his own house. >> in his kitchen. >> these things right here are terrible. the kids would fight with their fists. who cares if you get a broken nose or something. >> now it's guns. >> now it's guns. it's not fair. >> christa: police responded to another shoot-out in brockton just hours after that. >> sarah: a dorchester family breathing a sigh of relief after a boston police officer saved an unresponsive little girl. >> christa: the little girl's mom calling police saying her four-year-old daughter was having seizures. when the officers arrived, he saw that the little girl had stopped breathing and immediately started c.p.r. on her until she started to breathe once again. >> my mind is playing tricks on me. then she took another breath. that was probably the happiest day. >> i think they were wonderful. i think they were excellent. i think that without them my
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applaud them. >> christa: firefighters and e.m.t.s also came to the home and took her to boston children's hospital to get checked out. and she's recovering there this morning we understand. >> sarah: thank goodness. still ahead this morning, first lady michelle obama making a statement during last night's state of the union address. how the dress she was wearing nearly broke the internet. >> christa: will let's be real, don't they always, anything that she wears it seems? and if you're planning on getting pregnant, you may want to say no to the french fries and other things made with potatoes. we'll let you know why. >> sarah: and not so fast. workers caught on camera reacting to what they think is them hitting the jumbo powerball jackpot last saturday. >> chris: cold wind this morning will continue throughout the day. drew through friday. the next storm ahead on saturday. timing and details on that coming up in a bit. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the braintree split getting on to the expressway. you can see volumes building. traffic is starting to slow down
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>> chris: time is 5:40 on this wednesday morning. cold and windy start and an icy start and a snow-covered start in the driveway this morning thanks to last night's snow. temperatures in the 20s. wind-chill factors, single digits and teens. those cold wind-chill factors staying with us throughout the day because the wind staying with us throughout the day. gusts of 45. wind advisory in place through 5:00 p.m. forecast as we go throughout the temperature-wise. low 20s this morning back into the mid to upper 20s this afternoon with that gusty wind. more on the seven-day forecast in a few. >> sarah: now to what's trending today. an historic find hidden behind the walls of a oklahoma high school. the school uncovered chalk boards dating back to 1917. even more remarkable are the lessons that are still written on them, including a hand-drawn calendar and a state map. school officials say they plan to preserve the drawings. >> christa: look how beautiful that handwriting is, too.
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>> christa: no one writes that nicely anymore. >> sarah: i wish i had better handwriting. >> christa: a restaurant in connecticut offering a powerball promotion. the owner of this thai restaurant is handing out meal. more than 400 so far have been but there's a catch. if a customer wins, they have to share half of the money with the restaurant. with that much money, $1.5 billion, i think i could share. >> sarah: thanks for buying me a ticket. michelle obama stealing the spot height at her final state of the union appearance. she wore a beautiful marigold dress by designer narcisco rodriguez. if you're thinking of buying the dress for yourself, sorry, you're out of luck, because it quickly sold out online as soon as everybody saw it. >> christa: i love how she takes from different designers, really fancy an then sometimes j. crew. >> she wears j. crew a lot. she has great style. >> christa: we have lots to get to, including your know and go segment. the injuries are adding up. one of the most popular gifts this holiday season leaving people with broken bones and
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>> christa: from buffalo. >> sarah: how it feels that. >> chris: send her a text saying, i already booked a for a couple weeks. take that. winter weather, not a bad time to get away. pepperell 3 inches of snow from last nation's storm system. worcester close to 3. foxborough 2.5. dracut coming in just over 2 inches of snow. the list goes on and on with the snow. so not a powerful storm, but a burst of snow that dropped 1 to 2 inches of snow within a couple hours at the tail end of the evening commute, certainly enough to create some issues on the roads. fall river, wind gusts early this morning, 51mph. fair heatfairhaven 48. the potent storm to the north and east of us creating strong winds out of the west on the back side. look at the numbers temperature-wise. throw mid-20s don't feel all this bad until you factor in the wind that's steady at about 15 to 20mph with those frequent gusts 30 to 40. we drop the wind-chill factor to 5 in worcester and feels more like 14 in the city of boston. strong winds with us throughout the day.
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30 to 40. occasionally close to 45mph. still a little breezy tomorrow, but the wind about half as strong as what we'll see today. a lot of snow in maine. portland, maine, 6 inches of snow. 10 inches of snow north of there and still snowing hard across down east maine. we're windy on the back side of this storm system. temperatures holding mid to upper 20s. wind-chill factors staying lower to middle teens. partly cloudy tonight with lighter winds. cold night, temperatures in the teens. we're close to 30 tomorrow. not as breezy, but we still contend with a bit of a breeze. then we turn the attention of the weekend on saturday morning. coastal lows trying the take over. initially there's milder ocean air working in, especially across eastern mass. that will allow for some rain. if the wind had been more out of the north, we could change that rain over to snow, certainly a higher possibility the further north and west you go. perhaps a messy mix out there on saturday. you have to keep an eye out there on that. colder early next week. so the winter pattern that's back with us will continue
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>> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> chris:>> danielle: thanks, sarah. starting to slow down on your drive on the expressway. some people starting to hit the go to the maps. on the expressway northbound, that drive 12 minutes. south of town, still keeping an eye on this accident, this is in stoughton. a becomes truck went off the road. it's now in the n a ditch off to the right causing some delays there. the pike looking good out to framingham. no major delays, mostly glen on your drive eastbound on the pike. stop and go starting in lawrence on 93 southbound through woburn, as well. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 13 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. no delays on the pike. 12 minutes into town from 128. 13 minutes if you're headed southbound on route 93 from 128 to the zakim bridge. so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: get right to the breaking news. ten american sailors now free after being detained overnight in iran. >> sarah: the state tv in iran says they were released less
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seeing some pictures of the sailors for the first time. let's go to 7's nancy chen with the very latest. >> nancy: sarah, good morning to you. u.s. officials have just confirmed that iran's state-owned media reporting ten american sailors have been released. state-owned television releasing these pictures showing the sailors from earlier today. they released the crew members about 40 minutes ago. they are right now on a u.s. warship receiving medical treatment, but at this point there is no indication that they suffered any serious injuries. those sailors, nine men and one woman, were on two boats when they drifted into iranian waters on tuesday. iran's coast guard seized the boats and the sailors were turned over to the revolutionary guard. lead centers both countries say those boats never intended to enter iranian waters. overnight state-run television reporting those boats were there due to a mechanical problem with the navigation system. live in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now police are trying to track down whoever is
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neighborhood. police say about a dozen homes, mailboxes and cars were spray painted between late sunday night and early monday morning. many of the victims were target by another round of vandalism last august. police believe the vandals may live in the area. a $1,000 reward is being offered in the case. >> christa: police in worcester warning of dating danger. in the past couple weeks two men have been attacked after they thought they were meeting a woman they had met on a dating app. but police say the two men robbed a teenager of a cell phone when he showed up at an apartment on laurell street last week. then on sunday, two men stabbed a 33-year-old, robbed him of his phone and his wallet and people who live in that area are taking notice of this. >> sarah: i think that people should be wary of social media and maybe take it back to the old days where we made a phone call and talked to each other as opposed to the apps. >> you have to have common sense. you have to protect yourself.
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stabbed is expected to be okay. police have not released the name of the app that the victims were using. >> sarah: happening today, attorney general loretta lynch will in boston visiting a jail to talk about the obama administration's work on reforming the criminal justice system. she will meet with the leaders of a couple programs that help people return to society after being in prison. and later she will visit harvard to speak about criminal justice and re-entry services. bill cosby's lawyers will be in massachusetts today trying to keep materials about his alleged sexual assault out of the public eye. a federal magistrate in worcester will hear arguments today on a confidentiality agreement proposed by the comedian's lawyers. seven women claim cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago. the c.e.o. of volkswagen in the hot seat today to talk about a fix for the company's diesel emissions scandal. the c.e.o. will be in washington meeting with e.p.a. officials.
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california regulators rejected a recall proposal that volkswagen submitted last month. the scandal involved using software to cheat emission tests, and more than 500,000 vehicles in the u.s. and models starting in 2009. >> christa: new this morning, director of national intelligence james clapper's personal information going public. a u.s. official confirming that his accounts were hacked. a spokesperson for clapper says they've been notified or they've notified authorities of the breech. this comes months after reports that someone was hacking into the c.i.a. director's personal e-mail. >> sarah: new details coming to light in a chilling crime in new york city. police say a fifth suspect has been arrested in the gang rape of an 18-year-old girl. >> christa: he and four other suspects as young as 15 faced a judge on tuesday. prosecutors say the victim and her father were drinking beer at a playground when the five teens, one of them allegedly armed, forced the father the leave, and that's when police
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however, families of the suspects claim that the sex was consensual. >> sarah: the armed activist occupying a wildlife refuge in oregon are calling for a community meeting. members of the anti-government group say they will let residents know when they plan the leave. the standoff began almost two weeks ago in opposition to federal land management policies. the meeting is set for friday. >> christa: michigan's governor sending out the national guard to help with the water crisis in flint. an executive order made to help hand out more water bottles and filters to whose tap water was contaminated with lead. lead in drinking water can lead to developmental issues and a host of other problems in children particularly. the governor is also requesting support from fema. >> sarah: . >> sarah: in today's health cast, should women planning a pregnancy lay off the french fries and mashed potatoes? a new harvard study says yes since potatoes could be linked to an increased risk in gestational diabetes.
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servings a week with other veggies, beans or whole grains could reduce this risk by about 10%. >> christa: looks like more people are rolling into emergency rooms as hover board injuries continue to be on the rise. one of the most popular gifts this holiday season is leading to broken bones and torn ligaments and sprains. hover boards have been banned on dozens of college campuses due to concerns over safety, and now doctors have a warning, as well. >> i think they underestimate the stability of it, and so they get on it, and they probably don't have the proper protective equipment. then they fall, and when they fall from an elevated platform, the energy is quite a bit more than falling from standing. >> christa: doctors say if you plan on using a hover board, make sure you wear protective gear and start out slowly. >> sarah: this morning's must-see, a powerball fail. [cheering] so dozens of restaurant workers
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thinking they won the $900 million powerball jackpot on saturday night. diners were still in the restaurant at the time. the dishwasher threw his apron on the floor and said he quit. the parking lot attendant told a customer to retrieve their own car. >> christa: oh, no. >> sarah: i know, right? however, their hopes and dreams came crashing down 20 minutes later when they realized the numbers they were looking at online were from a different drawing. the restaurant says all workers were allowed to come back to work and everything has gotten back to normal. but it's like the guy who celebrates before he crosses the finish line. >> christa: right. psych. that was the best 20 minutes of their lives. >> sarah: but not a good attitude. you don't want someone to win who is like, "get you own car." >> chris: can you imagine waiting for your food and they all walk out and 20 minutes later, they're like, here's your hamburger. sunshine and clouds mixing in today.
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wind-chills down in the teens. tracking some rain and snow in here on saturday. >> sarah: thanks, chris. stay with us. >> christa: we'll be right
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mmmm, yoplait. . >> sarah: breaking news at 6:00, u.s. navy sailors have just been freed by iranian forces. details on their release. >> christa: plus patriots' problems. why was defensive end chandler jones at the foxborough police
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hospital? >> sarah: and why wasn't gronk at practice? and what's up with coach belichick's eye? >> i believe in change because i believe in you, the american people. >> christa: and president obama talking about his achievements and failures in his final state of the union address. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. get that snow brush and ice scraper ready, right? i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. it's the morning after a snowfall. many of you to the north an west of boston will have some shoveling to do this morning. a few inches of know falling in worcester and middlesex counties. and the overnight temperatures are not helping the situation. look at that video, chris. it's a mess. >> chris: get the leaf blower out, too. i think that's the easy way to get rid of some of the snow. pepperell coming in, topping the list. three inches of snow. worcester very close to that, as well. many towns picking up about 1 to 2 inches of snow with that burst that rolled on through, including walpole and arlington,
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even a little earlier out through worcester county. temperature 25 in boston. 20 in worcester. sarah was mentioning the temperatures not helping out. there are some icy spots, temperatures below freezing, on those secondary roads and untreated surfaces a little slick. a few more snow showers rolled through 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 a.m. west winds steady. that's not helping us out. with t wind-chill factor 11 in boston. 4 in worcester. the wind-chill factors staying low throughout the day. in fact, i expect them to stay down into the lower teens on average. temperatures not moving all that much. 7:00 a.m., averaging about 23 degrees. only up to about 27 by 1:00 p.m. it's a cold day, a windy day, a wind advisory in effect. we'll talk more on that and when we could expect more snow in the forecast coming up. >> christa: a new hampshire state cruiser's trooper getting rear-ended in the snow when he stopped to help a motorist. a tractor-trailer was speeding on route 89 in warner. couldn't slow down in the slick conditions out there and then slammed into the cruiser, which
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you see all the damage there. the trooper meantime was treated driver we're told fled the scene. >> sarah: freezing temperatures creating slick conditions in spots. victoria warren is live in worcester with more on that. vicki? >> victoria: it's slippery out here this morning and very cold. so you'll have to be ready for allow some time. you'll have to scrape that car off. here in worcester they got a couple inches of snow. sidewalks will likely need some shoveling this morning, but if you take a look at the streets, the surfaces are wet, but some parts definitely slippery. they were able to get out and treat these roadways last night, but last night when the snow was falling, especially during the evening rush hour, very different story. it was very tough getting around. people took a long time for folks to get home last night. there was a parking ban in effect in worcester last night, and that is one of the reasons they were able to get the roads treated so quickly because they had that parking ban in effect.
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trucks out there and the plow trucks where needed. so live look back out here again. you're going to be able to get through the streets. that's not going to necessarily be the problem with the snowstorm like we had last night, but more the fact that there's going to be some slippery areas and again you're going to need to scrape that car off and the sidewalks. you might want the allow for some time. you might need to do some shoveling there, as well. live this morning in worcester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: let's get the big picture on traffic. about? >> yes, christa. we have a couple incidents to tell you about. this is route 93 headed into boston. let's go to the maps because we have an accident in woburn. this is a two-car accident blocking the center lanes at montvale avenue. and the traffic is backed up to commerce way. we're seeing delays of about seven minutes from this incident. the rest of you drive on 93 southbound stop and go. route 1 not looking too bad this morning from the braintree split into boston on the the expressway. that drive is up to 16 minutes. we're still keeping an eye on this accident.
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northbound at 139. we have a truck off to the right and a ditch. on the pike, not looking too bad. mostly green from framingham into boston. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 16 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split boo boston. no delays on the pike. just 12 minutes into town from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 20 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news. ten american sailors being held in iran have been released from custody. these are pictures just in of those detained sailors. a u.s. official has confirm >> christa: >> they were detained when their small boats drifted into iranian waters. apparently they had some mechanical trouble. let's go to 7 east nancy chen. nancy, big news this morning. >> nancy: the big news, u.s. officials have just confirmed those ten american sailors have been released. state-owned iranian television releasing those pictures showing the sailors from earlier today. officials making the
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a u.s. warship receiving medical treatment. but at this point, there is no indication that they suffered any serious injuries. those sailors, nine men and one woman, were on two boats when they drifted into iranian waters on tuesday. iran's coast guard seized the boats and the sailors were turned over to the revolutionary guard. lead centers both countries say the boats never intended to enter iranian waters. iranian television reporting the boats were there due to a mechanical problem with the navigation system. live in the news room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and right now we're following breaking news out of south korea. officials there have fired warning shots after a north korean drone was seen crossing the border. the drone flying above a military post before it quickly turned back. this is first incident between the two territories since north korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. >> sarah: right now there are questions surrounding patriots' defensive end chandler jones.
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after showing up at the foxborough police department. 7's nicole oliverio is live in foxborough with more on what the team is saying. nicole? >> nicole: well, sarah, according to a police log, chandler jones came here to the police station just before 8:00 on sunday morn, but the reason for the medical attention is still unknown. days before heading to the playoff, 7news confirms patriots' defensive end chandler jones was admitted to norwood hospital. it happened sunday according to this foxborough police log. the 25-year-old football player public safety building with a medical emergency. four officers, along with firefighters, performed a medical evaluation in the back parking lot and then had jones taken to the hospital by ambulance. the patriots tell 7news, the hospital sunday and released that day. he reported to work on time monday morning and has
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practices since then." jones actually lives right around the corner from the public safety building here, and we're also told that an officer went to his home on sunday to secure it. we're live in foxborough, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: while chandler jones did practice on tuesday, tight end rob gronkowski did not. gronk was not present for tuesday's session, at least when the media was present after practicing with teammates on monday. it's not clear why he wasn't on the field then. it's also unclear how coach bill belichick ended up with a black eye. he was sporting a shiner yesterday over his left eye. he didn't say what happened. when asked if his eye would be okay, he simply said, "i think i'll live." also happening this morning at 6:07, a firefighter is recovering after being injured battling flames in mattapan. this happened last night on cummins highway. you can see the flames shooting out of the roof there. officials say that seven people were forced out of this three-family dwelling. no one inside was hurt.
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the conditions outside. one injured firefighter suffered minor burns battling the flames and the cause is under investigation right now. >> sarah: president obama will hit the road today to talk about the vision he laid out in last nation's state of the union address. the president focusing on the future and the legacy he's leaving behind. >> the president of the united states. for the last time, president state of the union to a joint session of congress. to try the make it a little shorter. >> sarah: the president briefly touched on his achievements in office, but he focused on the future. >> i don't want to just talk about next year. i want to focus on the next five years, the next ten years and beyond. >> sarah: but he did talk about current issues, including a call for congress to take action on the fight against isis. force against isil. take a vote.
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u.s. and how we need to fix it. >> it's one of the few regrets of my presidency that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. >> sarah: at the end, the forward to when a new president speaks to congress. >> i believe in change because i believe in you, the american people. and that's why i stand here as confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong. >> sarah: and the republican response, south carolina governor nikki haley also talked about the political divide in the country. she urged calm and cooperation over partisan noise. >> christa: new this morning, cuts are on the way to boston public schools. the district now facing a $50 million budget gap for the next school year. in a letter to parents, the superintendent promised no schools would close because of that shortfall. public hearings about the cuts begin coming up next month. >> sarah: still ahead, a local teen living a hockey dream. how the high school senior had the game of his life last night.
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reaching new heights with a billion dollar drawing. billion and a half. and the chances someone will win tonight's big prize. >> sarah: plus a local utility company digs up a cape cod man's yard. when they won't clean it up, the homeowner calls solve it 7. >> chris: kids getting ready for school, winter gear needed. it's going to be a cold and windy day. perhaps indoor recess with gusts of 40mph. wind-chill factors closer to 10 this afternoon. 20s. take a look at forecast ahead. everybody. give yourself a little exthere head out the door. this is route 39 not looking too bad, but we do have a new accident in woburn at 93 southbound at montvale avenue. we'll be right back. >> christa: and we're tracking breaking news overseas. those ten u.s. sailors detained released. a u.s. official says they're getting medical treatment on
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>> sarah: welcome back. 6:14. if you're stepping outside this morn, get that snow shovel. maybe depending on where you are. definitely need an ice scraper, though. >> christa: and prepare for some bitter wind chills. we're talking about wind chills in the teens. it doesn't sound like it's going to let up. chris, we were talking about getting the adult snowsuit going. what's wrong with that, right? >> chris: nothing, especially after you spend ten minutes outside scraping off the car, getting rid of some of that snow. full onesie snowsuit. that's what we recommend on this show this morning. 25 degrees in boston right now. 20 in worcester. good morning, everyone. the wind part of the issue. it's at times gusting over 30 to 40mph. we're driving down a wind-chill
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11 in boston right now. winds gusting 30mph. 32 in boston. but look at some of the gusts down through buzzards bay, the cape and the islands. approaching 40 if not eclipsing that. i think a lot of us will see gusts 35 to 45mph throughout the day. so there is a wind advisory up until 5:00 p.m. wind-chill factors running down into the single digits, upper single digit, lower to middle teens throughout the day. a lot of snow across maine. six to 12 inches of it from portland points north. snow continuing to beat the band north of bangor up toward houlton, maine, at this time. so that's really the only corner of the northeast that's dealing with some heavy snow this morning. a couple lake-effect snow showers still out, there but overall quiet and cool out through the midwest. so we do have some quiet weather to the west of us. that's going to settle in for the next couple days. it's quiet in terms of sunshine today, but a powerful wind at times gusting to 40 to 45mph. that will keep the wind-chill factors down into the tones. air temperatures holding mid to
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partly cloudy skies tonight. lighter winds. temperatures falling back into the teens. cold breeze tomorrow. it's on the cool side. near 40 on friday. it's dry on friday. then we'll track this storm system on saturday. coastal low trying the take over, but the cold air that's in place next couple days is retreating. so i don't have a lot of cold air to work with with this storm system on this map right now. so initially i think this is mostly rain all the way it to 495. perhaps some higher terrain snow berkshires, northern worcester hills up into southern new hampshire as winds bend, more to the northeast and then to the north, we may change over some of that rain ending as some wet snow, even closer down across eastern mass, closer to the coastline, so we'll have to watch for that, but overall i do think it's mostly a rain event across much of eastern mass. 34 degrees at kickoff. precipitation tapering off at gillette. much colder air following suit here behind the storm system. monday and tuesday, barely above
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time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside and take a look. this is route 9 3 as you head into boston. a new accident at 93 southbound. and that's right at montvale avenue. it's causing delays of about ten minutes. so keep that in mind. route 1 not looking too bad. the expressway from the braintree split into boston northbound, that drive up to 24 minutes this morning, still keeping a close eye on this accident. this is stoughton, 24 northbound right at route 129. -- 139. the pike not looking too bad, beginning in framingham. your drive into boston a little bit slow, but no major delays there. take a look at your drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. over 20 minutes from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 20 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. we have a story about a power problem that's sparking some
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his driveway was disrupted when eversource installed a new cable for his neighbor's home. >> sarah: the man says he was promised everything would be repaired, but when months passed and it still wasn't fixed, he reached out to solve it 7, and here's kris anderson. >> reset my fence, do the landscaping an we'll all be happy. >> kris: jerry takes great pride in his yard. >> never no leaves here. this house is pristine, the lawn, the bushes, everything that's here is fixed just so. >> kris: but this past summer, a neighbor's power problem turned his front lawn into an eversource construction zone. >> i left for the morning and they were digging in the front of my house. >> kris: his home's curb lost its appeal. >> moved the fence, proved the bushes. this is where they dug down. as you can see, the whole corner is kind of sunk in now and broken away where they had to cut to get into the ground. >> kris: jerry said the crew chief promised everything would be repaired.
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said, if somebody isn't out in two weeks to fix your property, this is the number that you call. >> kris: two weeks passed, and no work was done, so jerry started calling the number on the flyer. >> everybody's going to get back to me. and nothing happened. >> kris: weeks turned into months, and jerry says the damage was spreading to the other side of his driveway. he was worried that it would continue to get worse. but with no return calls and no answers, he was running out of options. >> i said, you know, we have to go to court to do this to get this settled, and then lo and behold, kris anderson is on the news. i said, that's what i'm going to do. >> kris: so jerry reached out to solve it 7. we called eversource. hi, this is kris anderson. and the representative told us they didn't have damage claim on file for jerry but that someone would reach out to him regarding the work. and a few weeks later, his driveway and yard were repaired. >> looks great. looks great. you couldn't ask for anything
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it worked out well. >> kris: eversource's spokesperson told us that "providing reliable electric service to our customers is a top priority, and when our work inadvertently leads to property damage, making things right is also a priority." >> solve it 7, you know, they did something i couldn't do in five or six months. >> kris: well, jerry is happy to have his driveway fixed in time for winter. so are you in shock about a problem you can't get resolved? maybe we can help pave the way to a solution. give us a call at 617-367-7777 or send us an e-mail to solveit7@whdh.com. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news. >> christa: it's 6:20 right now. still ahead, tracked down. police make an arrest in that wild armed robbery in fall river where the suspect was up on the counter and fives were swinging. >> sarah: plus the heartwarming visit gronk made to one of his biggest fans. >> christa: also a big night on the ice for a teen from canton.
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>> chris: 6:24 on this wednesday morning. cold and windy start to the day. if you're brushing off this car, keep in mind, temperatures in the 20s. but the wind-chill factors down in the single digits and teens at this hour. that will be the case all day long. high temperatures mid to upper 20s. wind-chill factors down into the teens. cold and windy day. dry through friday. then we track a storm in here on saturday. i think for a lot of us, most of this will be rain. talk more on that forecast coming up in a bit. >> christa: chris, thank you. the celtics trying the snap their four-game losing streak tonight when they host the pacers. boston's record dropped to .500 after losing to the knicks at madison square garden. the c's trailed for most of the game, then they mounted a comeback.
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minutes, however new york's jared grant scored ten points in the fourth quarter to help the knicks get the victory. the c's lose it 120-114. well, he wasn't seen in practice on monday, but we do know tight end rob gronkowski was in rhode island monday night to meet with a by who has been fighting cancer for half of his life. gronk took pictures with dorian and signed an autograph for him. >> sarah: canton high senior had the chance to live out his dream. he suited up for the varsity hockey team and scored a goal in his first shift. matty marcone scored last night. he has a rare genetic disorder and plays hockey for a special needs team while also serving as canton high's team manager. last night he suited up for his school, and both coaches agreed he should have the chance to score the first goal. >> it means a lot for me. i love playing with them and working with them. i like scoring a lot of goals out there.
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>> tonight's about what high school sports is about, which is making somebody's dream come true. >> sarah: marcone was named canton's captain for last night's game. canton won the game 11-1. >> christa: so a win, as well. everybody was really proud. still ahead, we're staying atop of breaking news overseas this morning. ten american sailors released from iranian custody. we'll have the latest on that overnight snow, as well. >> sarah: and the chances are good someone will win powerball tonight. we'll tell you the odds coming up. 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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how much massachusetts is making on lotto fever. >> this is 7 news today in new england. >> sarah: food wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. a different kind of winter weather today. the snowfall is over. we had that last night, but we have the cold and we have the wind. it's certainly blustery and meteorologist chris lambert is here with more on what you can expect heading out the door. >> chris: good morning, christa. the cold and wind you have this morning, you'll have that this afternoon. the snow we had last night, that won't be melting much throughout the day. pepperell, three inches of snow. worcester about three inches of snow. foxborough 2.5 and many towns on the list coming in between 1 and 2 inches of snow. the highest accumulations on the cold surfaces, you know, the decks or back into the grassy surfaces. on the pavement we did catch a coating to an inch or two of snow. that was enough to give us some slick spots.
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on the driveway this morn. air temperatures not that bad if you don't have a strong wind. we certainly have a strong wind gusting right now. 40mph. that gusty wind with us throughout the day. because of that, a wind advisory in place until 5:00 p.m. for gusts up to 45mph. that wind driving down the wind-chill factor. this is what you dress for. it feels like 4 in worcester right now. feeling like 11 degrees in the city of boston. actual high temperatures this afternoon, mid-20s. north and west of boston, upper 20s. more on the seven-day forecast ahead. >> time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. let's look outside. route 93 heading into boston, you see some slowing. let's head to the maps. cleared. that's good news. that was 93 southbound at montvale avenue. we still have some back-up, but the accident itself has cleared. waltham. this is 128 southbound right at delays there. boston on the expressway
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you have a new accident right at the braintree split too. we're still keeping an eye on this accident. this is in stoughton. route 24 northbound right at 139. let's take a look at the pike, hitting the brakes a little bit in framingham. then it's a little slow drive into boston. no major delays, though. take a look at those drive times. if you're getting ready to head out the door, 24 minutes on the expressway from the split slit into boston. just 12 minutes on the pike, no major delays there. into town on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 23 minutes. so far this morning the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get to the breaking news overseas. u.s. leaders are reporting that iranian officials have released the ten american soldiers who have been in custody since yesterday. right now the sailors are getting medical attention on board a u.s. warship, but no indication any of them was injured. the sailors were captured after their boats accidentally entered iranian waters because of a mechanical problem with the navigation system. patriots' fans are waiting for more information about why defensive end chandler jones ended up in the hospital over
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jones showed up at the foxborough police station apparently in need of medical assistance on sunday morning. the pats say that he was taken to norwood hospital and later released, and according to the team, he's been at all the team meetings and practices over the past two days. president obama traveling to nebraska today where he plans to highlight the team's outline last night during his final state of the union address. he says americans must address four major issues over the next decade. the economy, climate change, national security and divisive politics. >> sarah: today millions of americans are making a power play for more than $1 billion. record-breaking ticket sales and it all comes down the tonight's big drawing. people are lining up hoping their six numbers will hit it big and 7's jennifer eagan live. jen, what you're saying tonight, we have a good chance of winning, right? >> jennifer: well, the odds are good, sarah, that someone is going to win tonight.
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the same. they're pretty slim, 1 in 292 million. in fact, no one has hit the jackpot since november 4th. it's been growing ever since. as you mentioned, the jackpot is now $1.5 billion. the chances are good someone will win tonight. there's a 97% chance someone's numbers will match up. as the hype grow, more and more people are playing. some of the money we're paying in goes to local cities and towns. over the course of the last 19 drawings, the lottery has generated 22.6 million in local aid for cities and towns here in massachusetts. and in the hours leading up to saturday's drawing, massachusetts lottery retailers were churning out more than 23,000 dollars in sales per minute, if you can believe that. you can be sure the stores will be busy again today. here in massachusetts two people have won $1 million in the last couple of drawings. one in plymouth. if we come back out here live, the other was at this liquor street.
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cases, though, have not come forward yet. we're live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: two people recovering this morning after getting injured in a chain-reaction crash that happened in boston. witnesses say it started when the driver of an s.u.v. lost control and ended up outside the vehicle. this was on school street. witnesses say the man was hanging on to the driver's side door while the s.u.v. traveled in reverse. it was also going the wrong way down a one-way street. so this s.u.v. then turned on to tremont and hit a pedestrian before crashing into a minivan. two other cars were also hit. one person suffered serious injuries. it's not known how the driver lost control of that s.u.v. u.s. attorney general loretta lynch will be here in boston today apparently visiting the suffolk county jail. she'll be talking about plans to reform the criminal justice system under the obama administration. and later on today she's also set to deliver remarks at harvard university. >> sarah: a man is behind bars following a violent attack at a
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police say a masked man tried to rob the store this weekend, attacking the clerk with a knife after demanding money from the cash register. the clerk fought back. you can see both men violently is swinging knives at each other. the suspect, jose sanchez, is we -- behind bars, charged with robbery and assault. this boy is now in intensive care after being struck by a stray bullet. his family can't believe what happened to him in his own home. >> he's a good kid. >> he's in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> in his own house? no. >> he was in his own kitchen. >> these things right here. along time ago kids would fight with their first fists. who cares if you get a brecken nose. now it's guns. it's in the fair. >> sarah: police responded to another shoot-out in brockton
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>> christa: and family in dorchester is breathing so much easier after a boston police officer saved their little girl. the girl's mom called police saying her four-year-old daughter was having seizures. an officer arrives and he saw that the little girl had stopped breathing, so immediately he jumped in and started performing c.p.r. on her until she started to breathe again. >> sarah: >> my mind was playing tricks on me. she took another one and i was happy. >> i think they were wonderful. i think they were excellent. i think without them my daughter wouldn't be here. so i applaud them. >> christa: firefighters and e.m.t.s also came to the home, taking her to boston children's hospital where she's still recovering this morning. >> sarah: still ahead we've heard they can burst into flames. now we eerg hearing hover boards are sending a lot of people to the doctor. >> christa: also the first lady stealing the spotlight at the state of the union.
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>> christa: take a will be at what's trending today. michelle obama stealing the spotlight at her final state of the union appearance. the first lady wearing a beautiful yellow dress by designer narcisco rodriguez. if you are thinking of buying the dress yourself, as many do after seeing her in her stuff, you're out of luck. it quickly sold out onlinen but she looks just amazing. >> sarah: yes, she does. how is this for a bearhug? this man works at the orphan wildlife center in new york as a bear trainer, and a giant 1,500-pound grizzly bear is named jimbo. the center released this video of the two playing in the snow together. of course it's going viral. looks like he's getting some kisses there. i don't know. i'd be scared he'd try to attack me. but anyway, you can see they
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that's why he's the bear trainer and i am not. >> christa: he was licking his ear. too much love. a new kind of alarm clock guarantees to get you out of bed. this is it, folks. it's the ruggy. instead of pressing a snooze button in the morning, ruggy forces you to get up, apply pressure to the rug with your feet for at least three seconds. the company says it gets you up instead of staying in your bed and just hitting the snooze. and a kick starter campaign has raised more than $100,000 for the development of the ruggy. >> sarah: even if i was getting up, i wouldn't want to just stand there to prove i was getting up. i would find that so annoying. >> christa: it would not work for me. i put my alarm clock across the room and i still manage to go back the bed. >> sarah: when you get up at 2:00 it's hard. >> christa: it is. >> sarah: know and go is next. american sailors released from iranian custody after being detained and questioned. details behind their capture.
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before the patriots' playoff game. one of their defensive players walked to the police department seeking medical attention. >> christa: and from sheer ecstasy to agony, the moment restaurant workers thought they had won that massive powerball prize. yes, only to have their dreams
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go. >> reporter: snow complicates the evening commute. what's left is making for a slick morning drive. >> reporter: breaking news, new developments after u.s. sailors are released in iran. >> reporter: just days before their first playoff game, questions about a patriots' star's visit to the hospital. >> christa: >> reporter: and long lines for a record powerball jackpot. people even crossing borders to play. >> christa: hopefully going someplace warm once they do. >> sarah: yes. move to the caribbean. >> christa: yes, not for us, though. we have snow and windy conditions out there to start the day. >> sarah: let's send it over the chris lambert. >> chris: a heat garage and a heated driveway and you don't have to worry about shoveling this morning. 25 in boston. good morning, everyone. 20 in worcester, one to two inches of snow widespread away from the coastline last night. that's left many slick spots in and driveways and some of the secondary roads, as temperatures dropped below freezing last night. we certainly have a strong wind. this will be the story today of the wind gusting 30 to
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and we're driving down the wind-chill factor. it feels like 11 in boston. feeling like 4 in worcester. that will remain the same throughout the day. not much change temperature-wise or wind-chill-wise into the afternoon. here is the storm that brought the snow and a lot of it across down east maine down into portland and in the a . of snow in the city of boston. points west. but we did get enough to create some slick travel last evening. 23 to 29 the range this afternoon. 23 inwitz, closer to 29 in boston. the wind-chill factor staying down into the teens all day long. dry through friday, saturday tracking in ocean storm. this will have just enough mild air and i think it's mainly rain out through 495. perhaps some higher terrain, snow through worcester county and points north and west. there we may end as some snow even closer to the coastline saturday afternoon before the storm system tapers off. but right now the bulk of that storm does look like mainly rain here east of 495 behind the storm, colder air monday and tuesday, barely above 20
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>> christa: new this morn, new hampshire state police are searching for the driver who slammed into a trooper's cruiser and then took off. police say a tractor-trailer was speeding on route 89 in warner and couldn't slow down in the slick conditions and slammed into that cruiser. the trooper was treated for minor injuries. >> sarah: the snow and the freezing temperatures creating some slick conditions in some areas, and there you see 7's victoria warren live in worcester where we have some of the chilliest wind chills out there. vicki? >> victoria: christa, good morning. i was going to say, it's really a story about the cold this morning, combine that with the fact you have to stand outside and scrape your car off, you're going to want to bundle up. take a live look behind me. worcester got a couple inches of snow. you may need some time to shovel your sidewalks out this morning. but the good news, if you take a live look here, the streets have been treated, which means the streets are clear. last night, though, very did story when that snow was coming down. made for a very slippery commute home for a lot of folks. they had to really slow things down.
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a parking ban into effect, and the reason for that parking ban was that they could get out there and blue where necessary and then salt the roads and salting was really the big thing that had to happen with something like this because the temperatures dropped so much that there are definitely black icing conditions out there even this morning and even with the treated roads. so that's going to be something that you'll want to take into consideration as you're getting out there today. and mass dot also reminding all drives, make sure you clear those cars off. you want to be safe out there and maintain a safe traveling distance in case the person in front of you hits one of those patches of black ice. live this morning, in worcester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. sky7 is over this accident. this is in stoughton. hour now. it's blocking the shoulder. the road.
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causing some delays there. let's switch cameras and take a look at the braintree split. we have a new accident. you can't see it here, but we have a new accident northbound and it doesn't look like delays are too bad from that incident. let's go to the maps up toward mean at the jug handle. also a new accident. route 1 southbound, causing some delays there. in waltham, 128 southbound at totten pond road. we have an accident. that's blocking the shoulder there. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, that's not a bad drive. just 12 minutes. right around half an hour on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking "t" this morning, so far it's on time. woo, guys. >> christa: let's get to the breaking news developing overnight. ten american sailors have now been released from iranian custody. what you're looking at here, pictures of the sailors when they were being detained. and now a u.s. official has confirmed that they have been released. >> sarah: the navy sailors were detained when their small boats drifted into iranian
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7's nancy chen joins us with the very latest on this. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, good morning. that news breaking overnight. u.s. officials have confirmed those ten american sailors have been released. state-owned iranian television releasing those pictures showing the sailors from earlier today. right now they are on a u.s. warship getting medical checks, but at this point there is no indication they suffered any serious injuries. those sailors, nine men and one woman, were on two boats when they drifted into iranian waters on tuesday. iran's coast guard seized the boats and the sailors returned over to the revolutionary guard. lead centers both countries say those boats never intended to enter iranian waters. iranian television reporting those boats were there due to a mechanical problem with the navigation system. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: now to a patriot probe. >> christa: defensive end chandler jones admitted to the hospital sunday after visiting the police station. let's go live to foxborough with what the team is saying about
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this here's 7's nicole oliverio. >> nicole: according to the team, chandler jones was at practice and participated, and that's basically where their statement ended. now, what we know is that jones showed up here to the public safety building early sunday morning just before 8:00. the 25-year-old was evaluated by officers and firefighters and the parking lot here. news has confirmed that jones was taken to norwood hospital. the patriots released a statement tuesday saying that jones was released later that day and he's participated in all of the meetings and practices that have been held these past two days. we also know that while jones was being treated here at the police department, an officer went to his home, which is nearby and secured his house. that's the latest live in foxborough, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: while chandler jones did practice on tuesday, it appears tight end rob gronkowski did not. gronkowski was not present for the media portion of tuesday's session after practicing with teammates on monday.
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the field yesterday. and it's also unclear how coach bill belichick ended up with a black eye. he didn't say what happened. when asked if his eye would be okay, he simply said, "i think i'll live." >> christa: also happening today, bill will hear arguments today on a confidentiality agreement from posed by the comedian's attorneys. seven women who claim cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago have now sued him for defamation. >> sarah: president obama briefly touch on his achievements during his final state of the union address last night, but he focused on the future and how we need to fix the state of politics in the u.s. >> it's one of the few regrets of my presidency, that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. i have no doubt a president with
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roosevelt might have better bridged the divide. and i guarantee i'll keep trying to be better as long as i hold this office. >> tonight president obama spoke elegantly about grand things. he's at his best when he does that. >> reporter: the republican response, south carolina governor nikki haley talked about the political divide in the country. she urged calm and cooperation over partisan noise. >> sarah: more people are rolling into emergency rooms as hover board injuries continue to rise. one of the most popular gifts this holiday season is leading to broken bones, torn ligaments and sprains. doctors are urging those who ride them to wear protective gear and start out slow due to safety concerns, hover boards have already been banned on dozens of college campuses. >> christa: well, this morning's must-see, it's a powerball fail. restaurant work centers new
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they saw it and thought they won a massive powerball jackpot. a couple of them quit their jobs on the spot, out of here, right. 20 minutes later they realized the numbers they were looking at online were from a previous drawing that they didn't play. oops. >> sarah: oh, man. >> christa: can you imagine? remember that job i had 20 minutes ago? i'd like to be retired, thank you very much. >> sarah: devastating, jen, but maybe somebody will win tonight hopefully. they have a good chance, right? >> jennifer: sarah, the chances are still the same, and they are slim, sarah. i can imagine that would be a humbling moment when you have to ask for your job back, but if it's any consolation, no one has matched all five numbers and the powerball since november 4th, and the jackpot has been growing and growing ever since at that 1.5 billion now. the odds of you winning one in 292 million, though. you can still dream. massachusetts of course has not. the chances of winning may be slim, but some people in those
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extra mile for a shot at the jackpot. take alabama, for example. some people there are going over the border into st. georges to play, the gas stations and stores are packed with people hoping to strike it rich. canadiens are crossing the border to buy tickets. the six states without powerball are alabama, mississippi, utah, nevada and also hawaii and alaska, where you'd have to put in some considerable effort to get a ticket. here in massachusetts two stores have sold million dollar tickets including this store on boylston street. the winner still has not come forward. we're live in boston this "today in new england." >> christa: sorry. in hawaii. they've already hit the jackpot, including your cousin who sends you pictures. so mean. >> sarah: it's awful. >> chris: we'll buy their powerball tickets. to hawaii. we'll stay a couple weeks and they can get their tickets. some sunshine today, cold today, mid to upper 30s. >> christa: what a great idea. >> sarah: you're so smart.
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