Skip to main content

tv   7 News Today in New England  NBC  January 14, 2016 5:00am-7:00am EST

5:00 am
thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: still reporting for duty, huh? ism we're here. >> christa: and we didn't win $1 million, chris. that's okay. looks like the weather will be okay for today, is that right? >> chris: it is. less wind. that makes all the difference when we're talking about a cool air mass still in place. winter gear needed for kiddos heading out to the bus stop. temperatures running in the upper teens and low 20s. lunchtime temperatures upper 20s. by the time we get sent home from school, temperatures running into the lower 30s. looks like the storm on saturday is mostly in the morning and mostly a colerain. there will be some mix to the north and to the west, especially the highest rain over worcester county, southwestern new hampshire, but overall this storm system lacking the coal air. we don't lack the cold air on the seven-day forecast, though. it comes in with some staying power early next week. we're talking about a couple days of high temperatures barely above 20 degrees. more on that seven-day forecast coming up in a bit. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone.
5:01 am
look at the zakim bridge or leverett connector or not. camera shifted a bit. morning. no issues north of town. route 1 looking good. so is 93 headed into boston. no delays yet. the pike fine all the way back out to framingham. all green. there. south of town from the braintree split into boston expressway northbound, just nine minutes. then route 24, route 3 and 95, far this morning. times. the expressway from the braintree split enter boston, just ten minutes. into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. people swarming the california 7-eleven where one of the three winning powerball tickets was sold. we're talking about more than $1 billion overnight. we have learned that the jackpot will be split in three ways. >> sarah: and massachusetts
5:02 am
just the past few hours there are two big winners here. jennifer eagan joins us where one of those tickets were sold. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. if you bought your ticket at this charlestown convenience store, you may want to check your numbers. someone who bought their ticket here won $1 million. this is the 777 convenience store on marek amann street. that person got a small chunk of the jackpot. three people matched up all five numbers and the powerball. first we heard a winning ticket was sold in california. then overnight it was announced winning tickets were also sold in florida and tennessee. [chanting] well, in california it was party inside the 7-eleven that sold the winning ticket. as far as we know, the winner was not there, but the store clerk and other people were elated someone local there won.
5:03 am
and very proud we sell that much money ticket. >> it's exciting to know that somebody from our little city won. it's so exciting. i'm excited for them. i don't even know who it is. >> jennifer: here are the winning numbers: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the powerball, 10. again, a $1 million ticket was bought in charlestown, also at a tedeschi's in east bridgewater. the jackpot ended up at almost $1.6 billion. this morning we're back down to $40 million. you can still play and try to win that much, i guess. live in charlestown this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. breaking news here. flames forcing some taunton families from their home. this fire breaking out inside an quickly spread. let's head out to the scene with 7's victoria warren. vicki? >> victoria: things are under control right now. that's the good news.
5:04 am
fire striking right while a lot of people inside of this building were asleep. we've got some video from when this fire was pretty much traveled up into the roof area. it was really going. fire breaking out here in taunton on pine street just after 1:00 a.m. the fire chief sayings that there are seven apartments in the building. five apartments were occupied. the good news, everybody inside was able to get out safely. no reports of any injuries to any firefighters. the taunton fire department believed they had the fire knocked down on the second floor, but then the fire got into the walls and quickly spread up to the roof area. the fire is still under investigation, but the chief says at this point it does not appear suspicious. they believe at this point that it started in a second-floor kitchen. we're live this morning in taunton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism and breaking news overseas. a series of coordinated gun and bomb attacks rocking the heart of the indonesian capital, leaving several people dead.
5:05 am
it an act of terror. 7's nancy chen joins us with what we're learning about those attacks. >> nancy: sarah, at least six people have been confirmed dead along with four attackers who set off explosions in a busy downtown shopping air that yes jakarta. indonesian television airing what it said was amateur video of two explosions. you see one explosion going off in front of the shopping mall. police say another went off inside a starbucks cafe toward the middle of your screen right there. that explosion was reportedly carried out by three suicide bombers. those blasts then led to a shoot-out on the street. you can see what looks like hundreds of people right there running away. police say there were more than two hours of gunfire with bodies being left in the streets. right now it's unclear if any other attackers are at large. those attacks do come after several alleged threats made by isis in recent weeks telling police they were planning something big, however, no one
5:06 am
in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, the woman arrested for a deadly hit-and-run in dorchester will be facing a judge. surveillance video shows the van speeding around the corner moments before man was hit and killed on washington street wednesday morning. the company that owns the van specializes in transporting people with special needs. the 34-year-old driver was the only person inside the van at the time. and the van had some heavy damage to the front end and to the windshield, and it was pulled over about four miles away on morton street. the driver right now facing charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. witnesses say the victim was possibly a worker from a nearby construction site. stepped-up security at lowell high school today after reports of a threat. in a letter to parents, administrators said that students told them last month about a rumor they heard that an attack was going to take place at the school today. police investigated the threat. they said it's not credible. extra officers will still be on
5:07 am
ism right now a deadly shooting in mission hill under investigation this morning. officers were responding to a medical call last night and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds at a home on fenwood road. he died at the hospital. no arrests have been made. and police searching for this suspect accused of robbing a bank in newton. it happened at the brookline bank on walnut street. police say he passed the teller a note demanding money and said he had a gun. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. >> christa: breaking overnight, stocks falling again on most of asia's biggest markets, leading to fears that it could be another rough day on wall street today. investors continue to worry about the struggling economy in china and questions remain about the stability of its currency as well as the government's move to control its value. u.s. futures are down slightly this morning. and of prices sent u.s. markets plunging on wednesday. the dow falling 364 points, closed the day at 16,151.
5:08 am
worst start to a year ever, they say, on wall street. >> sarah: u.s. sailors saying sorry. the americans who were held overseas after crossing into iranian waters are issuing an apology over iranian state tv. >> it was a mistake. that was our fault. and we apologize for our mistake. >> sarah: the ten sailors were released around this time yesterday after being turned over to the revolutionary guard. the u.s. navy boats were seized after the sailors say an error with the navigation system led them enter iranian territory. iranian state tv showed the sailors on their knees with their hands collapsed behind their heads. this morning iran acknowledged they found no evidence of spying. >> christa: the race for the white house taking center stage tonight. the republican presidential candidates facing off in their first debate. now the new year, the top seven candidates will be taking part in the main debate down in south carolina. the others will go head-to-head
5:09 am
earlier that night. senator rand paul, who didn't qualify for the main stage, is vowing to boycott that event. >> sarah: democratic candidate bernie sanders will campaign in new hampshire today. the vermont senator will hold a town hall at dartmouth college in hanover tonight. >> christa: and we're off to a very busy start this morning. ahead a major u.s. company coming here to boston. why g.e. is switching its location of its headquarters and the number of jobs that could come with this big move. >> sarah: more clouds to start this morning, even an occasional passing flurry. the theme as we go through the day, lighter winds. temperatures into the lower 30s. weekends starting off stormy. the forecast ahead. >> sarah: and we're tracking two big breaking -- sorry, danielle. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. we have disabled vehicle on the tobin bridge that just clear. no other major delays to tell you about out there. so far this morning the "t" is on time. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. we're now tracking two big breaking news stories.
5:10 am
tickets in wednesday's record $1.5 billion jackpot. there are winners in tennessee, florida and california. >> christa: breaking news overseas, as well. police in indonesia say seven people including four attackers have been killed in terror
5:11 am
>> sarah: welcome back. 5:13 on this thursday. hope everybody's doing well. we're not lottery winners or powerball. >> christa: no, our dreams of buying a tropical island and heading down there for the rest of the winter and for life have been crushed this morn, chris. >> chris: we're back to accomplishing the small outside today. so at least if you can't buy that tropical island, you don't have a fierce wind to deal with this morning walking out the door. 22 degrees in boston right now. 19 in bedford. 15 in worcester.
5:12 am
anyway, right? 21 in plymouth. take a look at the wind speeds right now. about 5 to 10mph. this pales in comparison to the wind gusts we saw yesterday. a few gusts exceeding 50mph during yesterday afternoon. sure, a bit of a breeze with any cold air in place. gives you a wind-chill factor, the wind-chill right now 13 in boston, 3 in worcester, but these numbers improving into the low to mid-20s this afternoon. for the wind-chill factor, an actual air temperatures rising up close to 30. mostly cloudy skies right now. we've even tracked a couple flurries across the region as one weak disturbance is rolling on through. it's not going to amount to much of anything out there across much of southern new england, although there has been some accumulating snow back into upstate new york, down into pennsylvania. but for the most part, expecting a quiet day ahead of us. so we have a couple of flurries and clouds this morning. afternoon. tomorrow is a quiet day. and then we wait for a couple ingredients to come together to bring us the next storm system on saturday.
5:13 am
watching, one storm that's going to be dropping out of southern canada up into the midwest, and then down to the south. we're going to watch some moisture go from the gulf of mexico up the eastern seaboard and a combination of the two will bring us mostly rain. now, the coastal low will be the one that takes over. typically when you see this low south of us and then southeast of nantucket, that is a good track for a snowstorm. however, there's no big old canadian the high pressure that's going to lock in the cold air this time for us in southern new england, so i do expect this to be mainly rain, although there may be some higher terrain, wet snow mixed in. you get into the worcester hills and then up just to the north and west of 495, up into southern new hampshire. some wet snow at times may mix in with the rain on saturday morning. and this pink shaded area, there may be a slushy inch or two of snow that mixes in. i think the best chance for several inches of snow once you get from jaffrey, new hampshire, points north. if you're skiing up north this weekend, the weather looking good.
5:14 am
but the conditions look good as they're going to see all snow from this system on saturday. 26 to 33 down here in southern new england today, clouds this morning, partly sunny skies this afternoon, and tonight mostly cloudy skies. upper teens some of the colder suburbs. mid to upper 20s in the city of boston. tomorrow is a milder day. close to 40 degrees. as this milder air starts to work on in, that's essentially what pushes out the cold air on saturday. i do expect mainly wet weather down at gillette. maybe a little bit damp by saturday. kick off time. but much of the activity is over and done with in terms of the rain. so if you're headed out to gillette, expect rain through early afternoon, and then we should start to dry out just in time for kickoff. 7 on 7 forecast, some snow showers in here sunday night, early monday, otherwise very cold next week. >> sarah: all right. news. for the first time since november we have a winner. in fact, there are at least three winning tickets in wednesday night's record $1.5 billion powerball jackpot.
5:15 am
very happy people who are a whole lot richer in tennessee, florida and in california, which is where we find jennifer bjorklund outside a 7-eleven in chino hills where one of these winning tickets was sold we understand. we can only dream, jennifer. >> >> jennifer: yeah, sarah,, christa. doesn't that tropical island sound really good? for a while we thought we had the only jackpot winner. this was announced just after the drawing, the jackpot ticket from chino hills had been drawn. so, you know, we thought, well, maybe we'll have a actual billionaire winner. you can't really buy a tropical island, maybe a big beautiful house on a tropical island because it's split in three, but people were so exciteed for whoever this winner is going to be that they came out here to the 7-eleven just to hang out. they had a big party in the
5:16 am
there were several dozen people, more than 100 in the parking lot shortly after the announcement was made that this is where the winning ticket was purchased. it's still legitimately a party atmosphere inside even though it's 2:00 a.m. and it's been hours since the drawing. the clerk who sold the ticket, he's been here. he's most likely to have sold the ticket because he worked a 12-hour shift that day. and also the owner, he's been here all night. >> i'm very, very happy whoever won from here. and i'm so thankful to my chino hills people that support me all year long. this is the luckiest machine on the planet. so make sure everybody comes here to play. >> jennifer: they sold so many tickets at this store. i can see the lottery signs from gas station across the street, as well. there are places to buy tickets everywhere, but this is going to be sort of a mecca i suspect of
5:17 am
here's another little bit of information. the store owner says he has to split his share, which is $1 million bonus for selling the winning ticket, he has to split it with the 7-eleven corporate people because he's a franchisee, after taxes he gets a couple hundred thousand. he says everyone will probably get a beus in who worked in the store. sarah, christa, back to you. >> christa: what a nice guy, spreading the wealth. we were marveling at all the people who showed up there. i heard they were chanting "chino hills," it's like a point of pride in their community, right, to claim this? >> jennifer: yes, yes. really it was fun. it was wild. nobody expected it. people just, woo hoo, they came out and wanted to party, pick up a slurpee and high-five the clerk. >> sarah: so fun. thanks. we appreciate it. >> christa: jennifer bjorklund reporting live. what a nice assignment for her. up next on 7, the pats hitting the practice field today.
5:18 am
football and preparing for their first playoff game despite all the off-field distractions. >> sarah: and general electric moving its global headquarters from connecticut to boston. we'll tell you what prompted the decision coming up next. >> adam: so maybe you didn't win the big powerball jackpot. you can still cash in. >> reporter: a couple dollars here and there toward powerball adds up overtime.
5:19 am
>> chris: good morning, everyone. time is 5:23. 22 in boston. 19 in bedford. 15 in worcester. the wind not nearly as strong today as it was yesterday. we have that going for us. a couple scattered flurries out there this morning with mostly cloudy skies. partly sunny skies expected this afternoon. temperatures bouncing back up into the lower 30s. so just a couple degrees warmer,
5:20 am
winds will be gusting -- won't be gusting 40 to 50mph. saturday mainly a rain event in the morning. more on that forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. there is no team better at minimizing distractions than the patriots. and now leading up to their divisional round matchup against the chiefs, chandler jones' mysterious hospital visit is just another batch of noise the pats need to tune out. rob gronkowski back on the practice field, limited with a knee issue after missing tuesday's session, but all eyes were on number 95. all questions were about jones' off-field issue. as you might expect, all his teammates stayed on message while discussing it. >> to be honest, we just ignore it. i think coach belichick just does a great job of just brainwashing you to let you know that certain things we need to care about and certain things that we need to just let be.
5:21 am
no david pasternak. he's day-to-day with an upper body injury. b's were up 2-1 in a third but give up goals a minute apart. bruins lose 3-2 and drop three straight and five of six. celtics and pacers. celtics riding isaiah thomas and jae crowder down the stretch. crowder matched a career high with 25. thomas with a game high 28. celtics snap their four-game losing streak. and in college hoops, boston college falling to syracuse 62-40. the eagles still looking for their first conference win. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: coming up next at 5:30, the latest on that breaking news from overseas. deadly explosions and gunfire rock indonesia. this morning it's being called a terror attack. >> christa: and families in flint, michigan already reeling because of lead in their
5:22 am
as officials notice a disease in
5:23 am
>> sarah: breaking news. multiple blasts and gunfire killing several people, rocking knee -- indonesia in what authorities are calling a terror attack. >> christa: and general electric bringing its business to the bay state. >> sarah: and an accused ipad thief makes it easy for wrentham police to catch up with him thanks to his clouded judgment. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: you're so punny this morning, sarah. very clever. >> sarah: we can thank our writers and producers for that. >> christa: thank you for waking up with us. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. we have a lot to get to. let's send it over to chris lambert. >> chris: looks like i'm not the only one who doesn't understand the cloud. usually the weather people are talking about different clouds. 22 degrees in boston. 15 in worcester. good morning, everyone. not much wind to talk about today.
5:24 am
10mph this morning. so we're not fighting the 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts we had yesterday. a couple flurries out there this morning. a few southwest of the city of worcester heading down toward the mass pike. 84 exchange and also down into north eastern connecticut here. a couple of flurries scattered about this morning. but overall it's a quiet day. partly sunny skies this afternoon. and temperatures rebounding close to 30 degrees if not just above it. now, on saturday, the next storm system, despite being cold the last couple days, looks to be mainly rain as cold air is limited to the the heaviest of the precipitation tapering off in the morning or in the afternoon with the bulk of the precipitation in the morning. talk more on that forecast in a bit. >> christa: see what's happening on the roads. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, christa. the expressway, northbound traffic moving nicely so far this morning. let's go to the map. from the braintree split into boston expressway, just nine minutes so far. so no major delays there. route 3, 24, 95 all looking good
5:25 am
route 93 up into lawrence southbound over 128 into boston, route 1 looking good so far. the pike new york delays from framingham. and from 128 into town, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 11 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. 12 minutes on the pike into town from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news this morning. police in indonesia now say seven people, including four attackers, are dead after what officials are calling an act of terror in jakarta. several explosions were set off at a busy shopping mall leading to a gun battle in the streets. investigators say the attacks were meant to be resemble the one in paris from last year. no one immediately claimed responsibility. firefighters battling a fire in taunton early this morning. you can see the flames going through the roof of the apartment building. the red cross says seven people were forced out of their homes. everybody got out safely. the fire chief says the fire may
5:26 am
second floor. three lucky tickets were sold in last night's jackpot. one of them was bought at a 7-eleven in chino hills, california, and two others in tennessee and florida. two $1 million tickets were also sold here in massachusetts, one in charlestown and one in east bridgewater. the jackpot reached about $1.6 billion just before the drawing. >> christa: and the patriots hitting the practice field playoffs. the team, of course, focusing on the chiefs, staying quiet about a helicopter visit by chandler jones. but coach belichick could be fielding some questions this morning during his first news conference since word of that hospital visit first came to light. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio outside gillette with the latest for us. nicole? >> nicole: there's a good chance bill will be getting questions about chandler jones' visit to the hospital, but will he answer them? chandler jones keeping a low
5:27 am
into the foxborough police department looking for help. >> in the front lobby area. >> nicole: police logs show officers and firefighters gave jones a medical evaluation in the back parking lot. then he was taken by ambulance to norwood hospital. his teammates standing by the 25-year-old pro bowler. >> we support all 50, 60 guys on this team. we have their backs regardless of the situation, and that's no different with chandler. >> nicole: dispatcher recordings also reveal that an officer went to jones' home to lock it up. >> i took his keys off the kitchen table. i was able to lock the front door. if you want to pass along to the fire, he was definitely involved in class d delta before this happened just so they know. >> nicole: class d can refer to a category of drugs that includes marijuana. at a meeting, foxborough's police chief and town manager
5:28 am
situation. the patriots acknowledged jones' hospital visit and say he's been at practice every day since. >> chandler's got a lot of great support in this locker room, and he's a great football player. i'm excited to see what he does this week. >> nicole: both the town manager and the police department say they can't release a lot of information because it was a medical situation, and those records remain confidential. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, three people indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with stealing weapons from a worcester army reserve center. the theft happened back in november. police arrested 34-year-old james morales, a former army reservist, for stealing the weapons and other charges. two other people were charged with possessing stolen weapons and lying to police. some damaging documents in a federal lawsuit against bill cosby will be made public. the comedian's attorneys tried to seal all evidence in a case
5:29 am
magistrate issuing a compromise. some of the depositions may be secret. it will be decided on a case-by-case basis. in massachusetts seven women are accusing cost -- cosby of sexual assault from decades ago. charges. >> christa: a 19 year old is facing charges after stealing an ipad in wrentham. officers arrested him after he posted pictures of himself on the victim's ipad account. the victim found pictures of the suspect on the cloud earlier this week and used the find my ipad app to narrow down the location the woonsocket. officers then arrested the suspects, ralphy olivero. they also say they recovered the ipad and he admitted to the theft. >> technology is great. it's even better if the suspect takes a picture of themselves and sends it our way, which we're now encouraging every suspect to do. >> christa: investigators have also linked him to stolen items
5:30 am
he's being held for 30 days on a probay violation. >> sarah: governor charlie bakeer is calling general electric's decision to move its corporate headquarters to boston a huge win for the state and the city. >> christa: and g.e. will now call the seaport district home. the governor says it's not just the tax incentives that lured the eighth biggest company in the world here to boston but also the talent pool. >> we're honored to have them here. and we believe they are going to be a tremendous part of the growing innovation economy that we have here in massachusetts. and we're really looking forward to welcoming them. the city of boston won powerball today getting such a large company here. >> christa: g.e. has not chosen the property but plans to move this summer and bring 800 jobs to the state. mayor walsh also says concerns about public transportation and traffic still have to be addressed. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, a new study out today says there is a way to stop kids
5:31 am
beverages. the role parents play coming up. >> christa: it looks like more trouble ahead for the give of maine after a racist rant. how lawmakers plan to take action against him. >> sarah: and we're just hours away from the oscar nominations. which movies with ties to boston could take home awards? >> chris: big ski weekend up north and the weather working out. we're dealing with rain in southern new england, but it's snow in the mountains on saturday. colder air sunday and monday. more on the forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. leverett connector, zakim bridge looking good so far this morning. inside the o'neill tunnel northbound, we have an accident blocking the right lane. that's just before government center. no other major delays to tell you about. we'll be right back. find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together
5:32 am
the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today. america runs on dunkin'. >> sarah: one man used social media to try and convince people that he hit the powerball jackpot. >> christa: he goes by the name of eric bragg. he posted this picture on twitter and instagram last night. look at his eyes there. it shows what appears to be a winning ticket. when he posted this picture on
5:33 am
away $10 million to his followers. some online sleuths figured out the ticket was edited, it wasn't really the winner, and so clearly he's busted now. >> sarah: and last night was your chance to become wealthier than many top athletes. if there had been a single winner in wednesday's powerball drawing, that person would have been worth more than big-name stars including floyd mayweather, shaq, alex rodriguez and lebron james, but you wouldn't have topped others like michael jordan, who currently has a net worth of about $1 billion. >> christa: thank you for putting that into perspective. >> sarah: in case you wanted to know. >> christa: so we have lots to get to this morning, including know and go, and a daring diamond thief. how man was able to get away with a huge stone in the middle of the day. >> sarah: plus why maine's governor is skipping the traditional state of the state address to lawmakers. >> christa: and we're on top of breaking news. indonesian police calling an overnight attack an act of terror.
5:34 am
it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough.
5:35 am
>> christa: welcome back. it's 5:45. it's thursdayen we're trying to get your kay started off right. >> sarah: here's what you need to know and go. we'll send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. what's going on, chris? it's cold outside. >> chris: it is cold, sarah,
5:36 am
strong wind like yesterday. those winds howling at time, late morn, early afternoon, gusting close to 50mph. 22 in boston, 19 in bedford, 15 in worcester. the breeze running about 5 to 10mph out of the west-southwest. so wind speeds, yes, a little bit of a breeze, but a lot lighter than what we had yesterday. wind-chill factor 13 in boston, 3 in worcester right now. more clouds around, as well, even a couple scattered snow flurries have been breaking out across southern new hampshire, back through worcester county. this does not amount to a whole lot, dry atmosphere in place, but don't be surprised to see flurry activity this morning. this won't last all that long by 8:00, 9:00, most of it off shore. we do return to partly sunny skies this afternoon. now, temperatures this afternoon close to 30. we're close to 40 tomorrow as the cold air starts to retreat. and that's important to the forecast as we get into friday night and saturday because as this milder air starts to work back into southern new england, especially at the lowest few thousand feet in the atmosphere,
tv-commercial
5:37 am
mainly a rain event on saturday morning. out through 495 you get north and west of 495, there may be some wet snow at times trying to mix on inch i don't think this is going to amount to much, maybe an inch or two in some spots in that pink, shaded area. where you have the snow, that's the best chance of picking up on several inches of snow, but again, for a lot of us, it's going to be mainly rain out there on saturday. no rain to talk about this afternoon, return to partly sunny skies. 26 to 33 degrees. 26 in worcester. 30,31 in the city of boston. 33 south of the city. mostly cloudy skies unite. upper teens, lower to middle 20s. tomorrow not a bad afternoon at all. we'll melt some of the snow and the ice on the driveway tomorrow by tomorrow afternoon with temperatures close to 40 degrees. cold air back in place early next week. temperatures hard pressed to get much above the low to mid-20s on monday and tuesday. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah.
tv-commercial
5:38 am
let's look outside at the zakim bridge, leverett connector. no major issues heading into town from the north on 93 or route 1. but let's go to the maps. there's an accident on the o'neill tunnel blocking the right lane just before government center. keep that in mind. the pike, no delays. mostly green out to framingham. south of town on the braintree split into boston expressway northbound, that ride creeping up to 12 minutes so far this morning. no major delays on route 3 slowing down a little bit as you approach the braintree split. route 24 looks good, so does 95. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 15 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. just 12 minutes on the pike into town from 128. 13 minutes on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's go to breaking news stories. this morning if you're just waking up, police in indonesia now say seven people, including four attackers, are dead after
5:39 am
act of terror in jakarta. several explosions were set off at a busy shopping mall leading to a gun battle in the streets. the attacks were meant to resemble the ones in paris last year. no one immediately claimed responsibility, though. >> sarah: firefighters battling a fire in taunton early this morning. you see the flames going through building. the red cross says several people were forced out of their home. everybody got out safely. the fire chief says the fire may have started in a kitchen on the second floor. >> christa: also breaking now, lottery officials announcing overnight the winning powerball tickets were sold in california, florida and tennessee. >> sarah: two people are also waking up winners here in massachusetts. and 7's jennifer eagan joins us from charlestown where a $1 million ticket was sold. hey, jen. >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. someone who bought a ticket here in charlestown won $1 million. this is the 777 convenience store here on main street. that person got a small chunk of the jackpot.
5:40 am
hit the entire jackpot, florida and tennessee and also in california. it was party inside the 7-eleven that sold the winning ticket in california. as far as we know, the winner was not there, but the store clerk, other people there. they were very happy that someone local to that area won. here are the winning numbers -- 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the powerball, 10. again, two winning $1 million tickets sold in massachusetts here in charlestown and also at a tedeschi's in east bridgewater. the jackpot ended up shooting up to almost $1.6 billion before those winning numbers were drawn. we're live in charlestown this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now police are looking for a jewel thief in foxborough who they say stole a large diamond in the middle of the day. police are asking for the public's help in identifying that suspect, who the store's owner says stole a two carat diamond from the store after
5:41 am
they say he was driving a white acura at the time of the robbery. >> christa: more fallout today for maine's governor. the state's house of representatives is expected to introduce a measure to impeach him over those controversial comments he made earlier this month. you probably remember that. governor paul lepage made what some are calling racist comments while talking about the state's drug problem. the impeachment, though, isn't expected to get enough support for him to be kicked out of office, but as a result of today's expected legislative action, he is threatening to skip his annual state of the state address. he tells a local radio station he might send lawmakers a letter and just call it a day. >> sarah: new details at the deadly attack at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado back in november. the man who admits to killing three people says the shooting was spur of the moment. robert lewis dear told a local tv station he didn't plan the attack, which also left nine injured. the 57-year-old says he believes
5:42 am
that morning and they tipped off work there's he was headed there. one of the victims was melrose native garrett swazi. he's a police officer in colorado who was responding to the scene when dear shot and killed him. >> christa: and federal health officials are looking into an increase in legionnaires' disease around this city with the water problems in flint, michigan. >> sarah: yeah, the city is also facing a water crisis because of lead contamination. it's unclear if there is a link. legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that infect the lungs. some of the cases in the area over the past two years have been deadly. >> christa: chipotle is promising progress after an e. coli outbreak swept across the u.s. the fast food chain says it hopes the centers for disease control will soon declare that the e. coli outbreak is over. chipotle officials met with the c.d.c. last week. more than 50 customers in nine states were infected with e. coli beginning last october. chipotle promises that it is
5:43 am
sure its food is safe to eat. >> sarah: checking news cross country now, crews in oklahoma battling a massive oil rig fire. the flames spread to at least a dozen utility trucks nearby. the fire forced roads to shut down after thick black smoke was making visibility difficult for drivers. the cause is still being investigated. >> christa: an unusual drug bust in texas. federal officials intercepted more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a ship. of fresh carrots. the drugs were stuffed inside orange packets. they looked just like carrots. they carried an estimated street value of around $500,000. >> sarah: a giant bolder is no more after it was blocking part of a highway in northern california. crews blew up the bolder after a rockslide sent it toppling on to the road. officials say it hit a car when it fell but no one was hurt. >> christa: and on to 7 healthcast, could cheese be the key to fighting kansas center
5:44 am
michigan say that a preservative found in certain cheeses was able to reduce cancer cells in rats by 80%. the catch is the experts also say a huge amount is needed to actually shrink a tumor and more research is needed to see if this would hold true for humans. >> sarah: a new study suggesting health warning labels could reduce the amount of sugary beverages that parents buy for their children. the labels warn about obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. researchers found parents were much lesss likely to buy beverages that had those warning labels. experts say they would be effective on flavored water and sports drinks because many parents believe those are healthy options. >> christa: as you get ready for breakfast this morning, healthy ideas before you head our the door. according to the "huffington post," try greek yogurt pancakes. you can get a recipe at and add rries to the batter. also kale smoothies are great if
5:45 am
and breakfast quesadillas are great if you're in a rush. make them ahead of time, put them in the freezer and pop one in the microwave. >> sarah: pier 1 imports recalling a swinging chair because the hardware can break or the stand can become unstable when you're using it. pier 1 imports says they have gotten more than 100 reports of incidents with the chair. customers can contact the company for a free repair kit or return it for a full refund. >> christa: in the buzz, oscar nominations will be announced in hollywood this morning. can you believe it? three movies filmed around boston... "black mass," "joy" and "spotlight" could pick up best picture nominations. also cambridge native matt damon is looking to score his third acting nomination for his role in "the martian." the 88th academy awards ceremony will be held on february 28th. >> sarah: after 12 years some "friends" getting back together. who is excited about this?
5:46 am
will return as part of a two-hour special next month. it's a tribute to "friends" legendary comedy director james brows. he directed 15 episodes, including the pilot. all six original cast members are on board, including newton native matt leblanc, but it's unclear if they'll appear together or separately. the special will air on sunday, february 21st, right here on 7 nbc. >> christa: i just love looking at the hairstyles. remember the jennifer? i had it. dy you have it in the day? >> sarah: no, but i always think she had great hair. she still has great hair. >> christa: she does. mine was just a really sad imitation, chris. >> chris: i had the bowl cut back in the early to mid-'90s, almost like a mushroom cut. that was the style back then, too, 20 years ago. should be fun to watch, though. mid-20s in worcester hills. low 30s in the city of boston. a lot of clouds around this morning, even a couple passing flurries. afternoon. saturday mourning for a lot of us, it's rain. higher terrain north and west of boston may be dealing and the
5:47 am
tailgating, light rain but should dry out before kickoff. >> christa: so it's really busy here on this thursday morning. if you're just waking up, so much to catch up on, includening breaking news on the lottery. there are three winners of that huge powerball jackpot and two $1 million tickets sold here in ma we were below the 88th southern parallel. we had traveled for over 850 miles. my men driven nearly mad from starvation and frostbite. today we make history. >>bienvenidos! welcome to the south pole! if you're dora the explorer, you explore.
5:48 am
>>what took you so long? if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. >>you did it, yay! okay. so right now, everyone is saying, "hurry! you gotta get fios." but why? well, because there's never been a better time to get a great deal from fios, the fastest internet and wi-fi available. only fios has speeds from 50 to 500 megs. because your devices run better on a better internet. and for just $79.99 a month online, you can get 50 meg fios 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 channels for a year. this is your last chance. offer ends january 16th.
5:49 am
>> reporter: a busy morning of breaking news. suicide bombers blow up a starbucks in indonesia. several dead after a gunfight with attackers. >> christa: and breaking overnight, flames tearing through a multifamily home in taunton.
5:50 am
>> crowd: chino hills, chino hills, chino hills! >> sarah: we have some winners of the giant powerball jackpot. excited crowds descending on a winning store. >> christa: and we're learning more about chandler jones' trip to the hospital. >> in the front lobby area. >> christa: what's expected from police in foxborough today. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning everybody. it's 6:00 a.m. and it's thursday. so we're a step closer to friday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. chris lambert has more on your forecast. >> chris: the light is at the end of the tunnel on thursdays. we're almost there, almost to the weekend. good morning, everyone. good morning, sarah. 22 degrees in boston. the wind out of the southwest. the wind not nearly as strong as what we saw yesterday. cold temperatures this morning, though, generally running in the teens to lower 20s, but here are the wind speeds. most towns below 10mph. and we'll have an occasional breeze with us today. so don't want to stay there's going to be no wind, but compared to 40 and 50-mile-per-hour gusts we had
5:51 am
even a couple scattered flurries, so mostly cloudy with scattered flurries, otherwide partly sunny. temperatures back into the low 30s this afternoon. close to 40 tomorrow. and over the weekend, it looks like saturday is the unsettled day with mostly a rain event for a lot of us. talk more on that forecast in a couple minutes. >> christa: we have a fast track alert. an accident in boston. danielle, what do you know? >> we have an accident inside the o'neill tunnel. so this is 93 northbound just before government center. we have reports of fluids all over the road. and the back-up is all the way to granite avenue. the delays are getting worse. something to keep in mind this morning. take a look at the pike. no major delays out to framingham. mostly green there. south of town from the braintree split into boston, 23 minutes and you can see some of that back-up from that accident in the o'neill tunnel there. route 3, no major delays. 24 looking good. 95 looking pretty good so far this morn, as well. north of town starting to slow down up toward lawrence, and then you're stop and go into town on route 93 southbound. no major delays on route 1 so
5:52 am
let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. over 20 minutes from the braintree split boo boston expressway northbound. into town on the pike from 128, no major delays there. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that ride is 13 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: we're following three breaking news stories this morning. an apparent terrorist attack in indonesia. fierce flames tearing through a taunton home and three tickets match last night's powerball drawing for the giant jackpot. >> sarah: once it was announced a powerball winner was in southern california. crowds flooded that 7-eleven store where they sold one of the winning tickets, and that $1.6 billion jackpot will now be split by at least three people. >> sarah: and two people in massachusetts also have something to celebrate this morning. 7's jennifer eagan live in charlestown where there's a $1 million winner. >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. if you president your ticket at this charlestown convenience store, you may want to check your numbers.
5:53 am
this is the 777 convenience store here on main street in charlestown. so this person got a small chunk of the jackpot, but as you mentioned, three people matched up all five numbers in the powerball. first we heard a winning ticket was sold in california. then overnight it was announced winning tickets were sold in florida and tennessee. >> crowd: chino hills, chino hills, chino hills! >> jennifer: okay. so in california it was a party inside the 7-eleven that sold the winning ticket. as far as we know, the winner was not there. they're probably out getting a lawyer, but the or the clerk and other people were elated someone local won. >> i'm very happy and excited. i'm very proud that we sell that money money. >> it's exciting to know that somebody from our little city won. it's so exciting. i'm excited for them. and i don't even know who it is.
5:54 am
the winning numbers: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the powerball, 10. actually two winning $1 million tickets were sold in massachusetts, one here in charlestown, the other at a tedeschi's in east bridgewater. the jackpot shot up to almost $1.6 billion before the drawing last night. we're live in charlestown this "today in new england." >> christa: we have more breaking news from overnight. fire crews battling stubborn flames at a large multifamily home in taunton. several people were inside when the flames broke out. let's head live to the scene. here's 7's victoria warren for us. vicki? >> victoria: christa, it was just after 1:00 a.m. now we have several families this morning who are not allowed back into this home after this fire broke out. we've got some video from overnight, and the fire, the flames were just jumping out of the roof area. what we've been told happened was just after 1:00 a.m., the fire department believes that this fire started in a
5:55 am
it spread very quickly. there are seven apartments inside, only five of those apartments were occupied last night. everybody was able to get themselves out safely, but the fire department, they had a little bit of trouble because they got out to the scene very quickly. they were able to seemingly knock the fire down, and then the fire got into the walls. that's when it raced up the walls and out of the roof. so no word on the extent of the damage to this building yet, but nobody is allowed inside clearly this morning. so the red cross is helping out those folks who have been displaced and the cause again still under investigation. doesn't look suspicious. but the chief here in taunton believes it started in a second-floor kitchen. live this morning in taunton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: now breaking news overseas, an apparent terrorist attack in indonesia. several people are dead after a series of explosions and eruptions of gunfire in the capital city of jakarta. 7's nancy chen is following breaking details.
5:56 am
three explosions rocking that city mid-morning. indonesian television airing what it said was amateur video of two explosion, one in front of a busy shopping mall, the other in a starbucks cafe . those blasts were followed by more than two hours of gun battles and the national police in that country say the attackers were copying the recent paris attacks and were probably connected to isis. those blasts then led to that shoot-out on the street with hundreds of people running away. at least seven people have been confirmed dead, including five attackers. 19 people have been reported injured. right now it's unclear if any other attackers are at large. those attacks do come after several alleged threats made by isis in recent weeks telling police they were planning something big. however, no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks. at the newsdesk, fancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, the woman arrested for a deadly hit-and-run in dorchester will be facing a judge. surveillance video shows the van speeding around the corner
5:57 am
killed on washington street wednesday morning. the company that owns the van specializes in transporting people with special needs, and the 34-year-old driver was the time. the van also had heavy damage to its front end and to the windshield and was pulled over street. the driver is now facing charges of vehicular homicide and causing death. and witnesses say the victim was possibly a worker from a nearby construction site. a deadly shooting in mission hill is under investigation. officers were responding to a medical call last night. they found man suffering from gunshot wounds at a home on hospital. arrests. >> sarah: breaking overnight, stocks falling again on most of asia's biggest markets. investors continue to worry about china's struggling economy. questions remain about the stability of its currency and the government's move to control
5:58 am
u.s. futures are down slightly this morning. oil prices sent u.s. markets plunging on wednesday. the dow fell 364 points, the nasdaq was down 159 points, and this has been the worst start to a year ever on wall street. >> sarah: u.s. sailors saying sorry. the americans who were held overseas after crossing into iranian waters issuing an apology over iranian state tv. >> it was a mistake that was our fault, and we apologize for our >> christa: the ten sailors were released around this time yesterday after being turned over to the revolutionary guard. the u.s. navy boats were seized after the sailors say an error with the navigation system led them astray right into iranian territory. iranian state tv showed the sailors on their knees with their heads. this morning iran acknowledged they found no evidence at all of spying. ism stepped-up security at lowell high school today after a
5:59 am
in a letter to parents, administrators said students told them last month about a rumor they heard an attack was school today. police investigated the threat and said it's not credible, but extra officers will be on hand there today just as a precaution. and police searching for this suspect accused of robbing a bank in newton. it happened at the brookline bank on walnut street. police say he passed a teller a had a gun. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. >> christa: the race for the white house taking center stage tonight. the republican presidential candidates facing off in their first debate of the new year. the top seven candidates will take part in this main debate down in south carolina. the others will go head to head in the so-called undercard debate earlier in the night. senator rand paul, who did not qualify for the main stage, is vowing to boycott that event. and democratic candidate bernie sanders will be campaigning in new hampshire coming up tonight. the vermont senator will be holding a town hall at dartmouth college in hanover. >> sarah: still ahead, a big
6:00 am
one of the biggest companies in the world is moving its headquarters here to the hub. reaction from the mayor. >> christa: also next, we head live to the story in chino hills, california, where one of the winning powerball tickets was sold. people are so excited. they all came out to celebrate even if they didn't win. >> chris: we're just excited that the wind is not nearly as strong as it was yesterday. still a bit of a breeze and still cold outside, but overall not a bad day. saturday storm working in here. mainly rain. so not a lot of us doing shoveling on saturday. that will be snow up in ski country up north. take a look at forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. you're looking at back-up on the expressway from an accident inside the o'neill tunnel northbound just before government center. it has the two right lanes blocked. so major delays there. if you're taking "t" this morning, minor delays on the red
6:01 am
>> christa: it's cold out there to start, but to me it didn't feel quite as brutal on the walk into work as it did yesterday. >> sarah: it just all feels cold to me, chris. i'm just bundling up as best as i can. >> chris: you can actually stand upright walking to work. yesterday i feel like you had the lean into the wind and dive down and keep low with those gusts 40 to 50 american. it was a challenge. especially in the city of boston, navigating between some of those buildings and across government center with that wind gusting. we had a gust close to the city of boston at 54, 55mph just down the street in cambridge. 22 in boston. 15 in worcester. the wind, yes, there's a breeze, but it's not nearly as strong as what it was yesterday. right now averaging about 10mph, close to the city of boston, as well. wind-chill factor, it's cold. feels like 10 in boston, 3 in
6:02 am
instead of gusting 40 to 50mph will be gusting more like 15, 20, maybe once in a while 25. so we've cut that in half if not even more. radar showing some patchy very light snow and flurries out through worcester county at this time. this continues to slide off to the east. so some scattered flurries around this morning. it's not going to amount to a whole lot. we'll get rid of the cloud cover for this afternoon. so going with the cloudy skies. this morning with the scattered flurries back to partial sunshine at least this afternoon. and it will be a cool day. mid-20s, 26 in worcester. about 30, 31 in boston. 33 south of the city with the wind out of the west-southwest, 8 to 18mph, occasionally gust 20g or 25. mostly cloudy skies tonight. 18 in the colder suburbs. 26 to 28 in boston, and then tomorrow partly sunny skies. we're near 40 degrees. so we begin to see the warming trend here on friday. travel across the midwest quiet today. different story tomorrow night into saturday. milder air starts to work in as
6:03 am
so the cold air in place is retreating by tomorrow. and that will play an important role in this storm as it passes to the south and east of nantucket. usually in january when you have this position of low pressure, that means snow for a lot of us. there's not a lot of cold air left in place, so i expect many of us to have rain instead, although it's a limited cold air in place, there may be a mix of some higher terrain wet snow from the worcester hills up into the monadnocks, especially monadnock up into ski country, this will be mainly a snow event. we're damp to kick off, but we're drying out throughout the game out at gillette. the bulk of the precipitation in the morn, returning to cold weather early next week. >> christa: we do have that crash in the o'neill tunnel. it's definitely causing some back-ups. what's the latest on, that danielle? >> danielle: it is, christa. this is the expressway. you can see the brake lights and the back-up there that accident. go to the maps and i'll show you exactly where it is. it's inside the o'neill tunnel just before government center. it has the two right lanes blocked.
6:04 am
from the braintree split into boston, that drive right now 40 minutes. so definitely plan ahead of time if this is a route you're going to be taking this morning. if you're taking the "t," we have minor delays on the red line. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's get the latest on those powerball winners. a store in chino hills, california, sold one of three winning ticket, and the crowds immediately came to the 7-eleven to celebrate along with the store's owner. this is like a big block party. >> sarah: i know, right in they were so proud of their community. let's head out live to that store. jennifer bjorklund is there. good morning, jennifer. >> jennifer: good morning, christa, sarah. you're right. it was like a big block party, but the weird thing is this is on a pretty major thoroughfare. it's in a strip mall next to an auto zone and a jack-in-the-box in the back near the freeway. it's in the like this is a little residential corner store. so it was really unexpected when dozens and dozens, some might
6:05 am
out to this 7-eleven just to be close to the greatness, the machine that sold that winning powerball ticket. it was the jackpot winning ticket. someone here got all the numbers right. they're going to have a piece of that jackpot. they're going to have to split that pie three ways because there were two other winners. but, hey, you know, it's still quite a sizeable chunk of change. not a billionaire made out of this drawing, but, you know, pretty doggone close. and the owner of the store actually gets $1 million, and he's been here all night. >> i'm very, very happy whoever won from here. i'm so thankful to my chino hills people. they support me all year long. this is the luckiest machine on the planet. so make sure everybody comes here to play. >> jennifer: one of the clerks here told me everyone in the store feels like they won the jackpot because this store is
6:06 am
people are going to come here to get their ticket because it's a proven winner. so, you know, for years to come, they'll be able to brag and have the bragging rights, don't go to the gas station across the street. come to our 7-eleven. we sell winning tickets. the owner will reap the benefits for years down the road. he says he will share a little bit of the glory with his employees who have been working so hard behind the counters, making coffee and still in there back to you two. >> sarah: that's what i was going to ask you, jennifer, if there's still a party going on this morning. is. i was in there a couple minutes ago. they're making so much coffee. all the machines are going. everybody has a big smile on their face, and the regular customers are standing around talking about, oh, yeah, i got my ticket on wednesday. i wonder when the winning ticket was purchased, you know, but there's a lot of standing...
6:07 am
>> sarah: nice love shot everybody. >> christa: that's right, free that would be nice. all right, jennifer, thank you so much. we really appreciate it. $500 million each when it's split three ways. after taxes you can take the cash option. that's still really nice. >> sarah: yes, it is. >> christa: chandler jones is expected to prep for saturday's playoff game as we should learn more today about his health scare. >> sarah: and moving you're never too young to get skating, the great one getting his
6:08 am
look, i know you're
6:09 am
i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious.
6:10 am
>> and now time for 7sports with
6:11 am
>> joe: good morning. there is no team better at minimizing distractions than the patriots. and now leading up to their divisional round matchup against the chiefs, chandler jones' mysterious hospital visit is just another batch of noise the pats need to tune out. rob gronkowski back on the practice field, limited with a knee issue after missing tuesday's session, but all eyes were on number 95. all questions were about jones' off-field issue. as you might expect, all his teammates stayed on message while discussing it. >> to be honest, we just ignore it. i think coach belichick just does a great job of just brainwashing you to let you know that certain things we need to care about and certain things that we need to just let be. >> joe: bruins and flyers. no david pasternak. he's day-to-day with an upper body injury. b's were up 2-1 in a third but give up goals one minute and 22 apart. bruins lose 3-2 and drop three straight and five of six. celtics and pacers. the celtics riding isaiah thomas and jae crowder down the stretch. crowder matched a career high
6:12 am
thomas with a game high 28. celtics win it and snap their four-game losing streak. and in college hoops, boston college falling to syracuse 62-40. the eagles still looking for their first conference win. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: it seems hockey legend wayne gretzky is already getting his grandson ready for a career on the ice. gretzky's wife posted these videos on instagram wednesday showing the great one teaching one-year-old tatum how to hold a hockey stick. how cute is this? as tatum gets older, he will also likely receive some top-notch golf tip, because, if you didn't know, while gretzky is his grandfather, his dad is pro golfer dustin johnson. >> christa: he'll be golfing with hockey pucks. >> sarah: a great athlete all-around i'm sure. >> christa: fans in st. louis are showing their displeasure with the news the rams are moving and headed back the l.a. some fans let their jerseys at the edward jones dome. one person even left a farewell
6:13 am
don't come back." and green bay packers' fans getting into the postseason spirit. yes, that's green milk right there on the shelf. a dairy plant in wisconsin started bottling this green milk this week to celebrate the packers' postseason run. >> sarah: i wonder if it tastes like normal milk, or does it have a minty flavor? >> christa: it's vanilla with green coloring. it looks like grinch drink. >> sarah: yeah, right. still ahead, fatdout for the give of maine after his controversial comments that may lead the no state of the state address. >> christa: amal clooney giving her first u.s. interview since marrying george clooney. you can see it right here on 7 nbc. >> sarah: and we're staying on top of breaking news in boston. a crash inside the o'neill tunnel causing miles of back-up on 93 north. we have all the details for you coming up after the break. find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich.
6:14 am
and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
6:15 am
building a better bank starts with looking at something old, like this... and saying, "really?" so capital one built something new - caf\s. where you can unwind with free wi-fi and banking advice, without all the mumbo jumbo. free checking accounts. no minimums, fees or gimmicks. and a top-rated banking app that
6:16 am
needs... right here. that's banking reimagined. what's in your wallet? the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
6:17 am
. >> christa: breaking news at 6:30. coordinated bombings rock indonesia. >> sarah: wrentham police get hand in nabbing abipad thief. >> the suspect takes a picture of himself and sends it our way. >> sarah: vanity helps land an accused thief behind bars. >> christa: and a big boost for boston. >> this is a huge win for the city of boston. >> christa: general electric bringing its headquarters here to the hub. >> sarah: the wait is over. [cheering] three winning tickets for the giant powerball jackpot. and people in massachusetts have something to celebrate. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also breaking this hour, a crash inside the o'neill tunnel causing miles of back-ups on 93 north. danielle has the details coming up in fast track traffic as we start off this thursday. it's the 14th day of january. >> sarah: can you believe it? >> christa: half-way through the month already. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast.
6:18 am
hard to believe christmas a few weeks ago. it's been some time, right? 22 in boston. 19 in bedford. 20 in norwood right now. so it's cold outside, but the wind today not as strong as it was yesterday. about 10 to 12mph right now. and instead of gusting 40 to 50 like we did yesterday, i think we'll be gusting closer to 20 as we go throughout the day. wind-chill factor, 10 in boston, 3 in worcester. the trade-off, the skies aren't morning. in fact, more clouds around and some scattered light snow and flurries outside this morning. not going to amount to a whole lot. maybe a little bit of a dusting in a few towns. that should be about it. partly sunny this afternoon. temperatures climbing back in the upper 20s to lower 30s. >> sarah: we have some breaking news now on that back-up. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: the accident we've been keeping a close eye on inside the o'neill tunnel did just clear, but this is back-up on the expressway northbound. the accident is just before government center. it was blocking the two right lanes some the delays on the expressway northbound from the
6:19 am
right now, well, it's about 40 minutes. so it's a very slow drive there. boston. so you can see all thread. route 24, some delays as you approach route 23 and route 95. this is in framingham blocking the left lane on the pike eastbound. pike. we have a disabled bus. this is 93 southbound at park street. we had a tire fire from that. well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. nearly half an hour on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, that drive just 12 minutes. no major delays there. 19 minutes on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. we're tracking several breaking news stories. a busy day here. police in knee is a say seven people including five attackers are dead after what officials are calling an act of terror in jakarta. several explosions were set off in a busy shopping mall leading to a gun battle in the streets.
6:20 am
attacks were meant to resemble the ones in paris last year. no one immediately claimed responsibility. >> sarah: firefighters battling a fire in taunton early this morning. you can see the flames going through the roof of the apartment building. the red cross says seven people were forced out of their homes. everybody got out safely. the fire chief says the fire may have started in a kitchen on the second floor. >> christa: three lucky tickets sold in last night's record-breaking powerball jackpot. and one of them was purchased at this 7-eleven in chino hills, california. two others in tennessee and in florida. one each. two $1 million tickets were also sold right here in massachusetts, one in charlestown, one in east bridgewater. the jackpot eventually reached about $1.6 billion just before that drawing. >> sarah: the patriots preparing for a saturday playoff matchup with the chiefs, and today we're expecting to learn more about the health scare involving defensive end chandler jones. the foxborough police say they will release a new statement regarding his visit to the precinct on sunday.
6:21 am
7's nicole oliverio live at gillette now with more. nicole? sarah. the police department working with the town manager on exactly what they can say because they said for the most part this was a medical call and those records remain confidential. profile just days after walking department looking for help. >> in the front lobby area. confused party. officers and firefighters gave jones a medical evaluation in the back parking lot. then he was taken by ambulance to norwood hospital. his teammates standing by the 25-year-old pro bowler. >> we support all 50, 60 guys on this team. we have their backs regardless of the situation, and that's no different with chandler. >> nicole: dispatcher recordings also reveal that an officer went to jones' home to lock it up. >> i took his keys off the kitchen table. i was able to lock the front
6:22 am
if you want to pass along to the fire, he was definitely involved in class d delta before this happened just so they know. >> nicole: class d can refer to a category of drugs that includes marijuana. at a meeting last night, foxborough's police chief and town manager told 7news this is a sensitive situation. the patriots acknowledged jones' hospital visit and say he's been at practice every day since. >> chandler's got a lot of great support in this locker room, and he's a great football player. i'm excited to see what he does this week. >> nicole: now bill belichick has his weekly press conference today at 9:00. you can bet there will probably be questions about what happened with chandler jones over the weekend, but whether or not he answers them remains to be seen. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: governor charlie baker calling general electric's decision to move its corporate headquarters here to boston a huge win for both the state and the city. g.e. will eventually call the
6:23 am
the governor says it's not just the tax incentives that lured the eighth largest company in the world here to boston. but the talent pool here. >> we're honored to have them here. we believe they are going to be a them does part of the growing innovation economy that we have here in massachusetts, and we're really looking forward to welcoming them. >> the city of boston won powerball, getting such a large company, a fortune eight company here. >> christa: g.e. plans to move this summer and bring 800 jobs to the state. mayor walsh says concerns about public transportation and traffic still have to be addressed. >> sarah: three people indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with stealing weapons from a worcester army reserve center. the theft happened back in november. police arrested 34-year-old james morales, a former army reservist, for stealing the weapons and other charges. two other people were charged with possessing stolen weapons and lying to police. more fallout for maine's governor. the state house of
6:24 am
introduce a measure today to impeach him over controversial comments he made earlier this month. so the governor made that or rather said some racist comments while talking about state drug problems. the impeachment isn't expected to get enough support for him to get kicked out of office, but as a result of today's legislative action, he's expected to skip the annual state of the state address. >> christa: a 19-year-old from rhode island is facing charges for allegedly stealing an ipad in wrentham. officers arrested him after he posted pictures of himself on the victim's imcloud account. so the victim then found pictures of the suspect on the cloud earlier this week and then used the find my ipad app to narrow down the location the woonsocket. officers arrested the suspect by the name of ralphy olivero. >> technology is great. it's even bet ferres the suspect takes a picture of themselves and sends it our way, which
6:25 am
suspect to do. >> christa: police say the s.admitted to the theft and the ipad was eventually recovered. >> sarah: still ahead, frantic 911 calls and a deadly house arson. >> christa: also ahead, is
6:26 am
>> christa: we're back at 6:41 with a look at what's trending today. check out this powerball impostor. this picture quickly making the rounds on social media this morning. look at his eye, his face. the man claimed to have won last night's $1.6 billion jackpot and showed the ticket with what appeared to be winning numbers, but some amateur online immediately. they discovered it was a fake. the markings on the tickets i guess weren't correct. so he was busted there.
6:27 am
>> christa: he had a good time in the meantime. after 12 years some friends are getting back together. the cast of the hit nbc series will return as part of a two-hour special nest month, a tribute to "friends" comedy director james borrows who directed several episodes of the show, including the pilot. all six original cast members are on board, including newton native matt leblanc, but it's unclear if they'll appear together or separately, but that's in the works. >> sarah: know and go is next with several breaking news stories we've been following all morning long. the biggest lottery jackpot in history will be split at least three ways. why these crowds are so excited. >> christa: and breaking overnight, big fire in taunton with several families forced out by flames overnight.
6:28 am
a terrorist attack in indonesia. is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president,
6:29 am
check this out, bro. what's that, broheim? i switched to geico and got more. more savings on car insurance? yeah bro-fessor, and more. like renters insurance. more ways to save. nice, bro-tato chip. that's not all, bro-tein shake. geico has motorcycle and rv insurance, too. oh, that's a lot more. oh yeah, i'm all about
6:30 am
and a whole lot more. >> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> reporter: people in three states hit the powerball jackpot, and there were some local million-dollar winners, too. >> reporter: a fast-moving fire in taunton. several people forced out of their home overnight into the cold. >> reporter: and a terror attack overseas. explosions and gunfire ring out in indonesia's capital. >> christa: busy, busy day. lots to get to with your day's top stories straight ahead. >> sarah: we have traffic and weather. let's send it over the chris
6:31 am
>> chris: good morning, sarah. good morning, christa. good morning, everyone. starting off on the colder side, but seasonably cold for the time of year. yesterday. wind right now 8 to 12mph boston. we do track more clouds and even some patchy very light snow and morning. that will continue to be the case over the next couple hours and transition back to partly sunny skies this afternoon. this morning. that should be about it in terms of the snow. not snow, but mainly rain we're tracking in here for saturday morning. low taking over to the south and east of us. traditionally that means snow for a lot of southern new england, but there's cold air lacking, so i'm expecting mostly rain with this, although there could be some higher terrain, wet snow mixed in especially from worcester county north and to the east here. pink shaded area, maybe a slushy inch or two of snow. several inches of snow up across ski country. big ski weekend. the forecast looking good. we've been making a . of snow for the last several days. this one is all snow up north on saturday.
6:32 am
colder. even in southern new england, temperatures on monday barely pressing the mid-20s. >> christa: a traffic alert, two incidents causing problems on 93. here's danielle gersh with more. >> sarah: here's one of them. this is sky7 over a disabled bus in stoneham. you can see blocking the rate lane here. let's go to the map. this is right at park street on 93 southbound. the delays are back up to concord, so major delays there beyond 128. so if you're headed southbound on 93, keep that in mind. route 1 not looking too bad. our earlier accident inside the o'neill tunnel has cleared, but still from the split slit boo boston on the expressway northbound, major delays right around half an hour for that drive. route 24, a little bit of slowing as you approach 128. route 3 looks good. 95 some slowing as you approach 128, as well. and framingham, we have an accident blocking the left lane on the pike eastbound right at route 30. you can see the red that we have some back-up there. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to
6:33 am
nearly half an hour on the expressway from the braintree split boo boston, into town in 128, no major delays. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive is 20 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get started with three breaking news stories for you today. a terror attack firstly overseas in indonesia. also fierce flames tearing through the home in taunton, and there are three winning tickets for that huge powerball jackpot. >> sarah: once it was announced one winner in southern california, crowds flooded the store that sold the ticket. the $1.6 billion jacot will be split by at least three people. >> christa: a major neighborhood party there. two people here in massachusetts also waking up winners, as well. let's head out live to charlestown where there is a million dollar winner close by here, and jennifer eagan is on that story today. jen? >> jennifer: christa, someone who bought a ticket here in charlestown has a pretty big reason to celebrate this morning. this is the 777 convenience
6:34 am
million ticket was sold. three people matched up all fife numbers and the powerball. first we heard a winning ticket was sold in california. then overnight it was announced winning tickets were also sold in florida and tennessee. >> crowd: chino hills, chino hills, chino hills! >> jennifer: in california it was a party inside the 7-eleven that sold the winning ticket. these are people, believe it or not, who are just happy a winning ticket was sold in their town. so here are the winning numbers: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the powerball, 10. there were two winning million dollar tickets sold in massachusetts, one here in charlestown, the other at a tedeschi's in east bridgewater. so powerball now back down to a rather paltry $40 million. it actually shot all the way up to $1.6 billion before last
6:35 am
we're live in charlestown this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking news overnight, fire crews battling flames in a large multifamily home in taunton. several people were inside when the fire broke out. 7's victoria warren is live on the scene with more. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. no one was hurt. that's the good news, but this fire proving very stubborn. fire crews actually had cleared the scene, but you can see leave behind me they're back out here now detecting some more smoke inside of the building. so overnight the flames were just jumping out of the top story of this multifamily building. there are seven apartments inside of the building. the fire chiefs tells us five of them were occupied last night when the fire broke out around 1:15 a.m. we spoke with some folks who were driving down the street when it broke out, and as they describeed seeing the smoke, and they ran in to try to make sure everybody was out, but all of a sudden the fire just took off incredibly fast. so again, the fire chief tells us that everybody did get out
6:36 am
but what happened was they believe this fire started in a kitchen on the second floor and then got into the walls and then it raced up the walls and out the roof. that's why this fire is so stubborn and why are crews were brought back out here because they did detect fire in the walls. so they're making sure all of the hot spots are out. the fire is under investigation, but nothing looks suspicious at this point live. this morning in taunton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: we also have breaking news overseas we want to get to about a terror attack that happened in indonesia. several people are dead after a series of explosions and gun battles, and this happened in the capital city of jakarta. let's go to 7's nancy chen following breaking details. nancy? >> nancy: christa, at least three explosions rocking that city mid-morning. indonesian television aired what it said was amateur video of two explosions, one in front of a busy shopping mall, the other in a starbucks cafe . and the national police in that country say the attackers were
6:37 am
paris attacks and were probably connected to isis. those blasts were followed by more than two hours of gun battles with a shoot-out on the street as hundreds of people ran away. at least seven people have been confirmed dead, including five attackers. 19 others have been reported injured, and those attacks come after several alleged threats made by isis in recent weeks telling police they were planning something big. however, no one has officially claimed responsibility for the attacks yet. at the news desk, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, the woman arrested for a deadly hit-and-run in dorchester will face a judge. surveillance video shows the fan speeding around the corner moments before a man was hit and killed on washington street wednesday morning. the company that owns the van specializes in transporting people with special needs. the 34-year-old driver was the only person in the van. the van with heavy damage to the front end and windshield was pulled over four miles away on
6:38 am
the driver facing charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. witnesses say the victim was possibly a worker from a nearby construction site. a deadly shooting in mission hill is under investigation this morning. officers were responding to a medical call last night and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds at a home on thinwood road. he died at the hospital. no arrests have been made. >> christa: later on this morning patriots' coach bill belichick could face some questions about the recent medical situation involving chandler jones. belichick is set to meet with reporters at 9:00. the foxborough police department set to also release a new statement on what happened. jones' walked into the p.d. sunday morning looking for help. the defensive end was later taken to norwood hospital and he has practiced with his teammates, we should mention, this week. general electric moving its corporate headquarters from connecticut here to boston's seaport district. governor charlie baker calls the decision a huge win for the
6:39 am
about $150 million in tax incentives and a diverse talent pool helped draw the eighth largest company in the world here to the bay state. g.e. will bring 8400 jobs to -- 800 jobs to the state when it moves here this summer. >> sarah: tonight the presidential candidates face off in the first debate of the new year. the top seven republican candidates will take part in the main debate in south carolina. a deadly house explosion that killed an ohio family has been ruled as arson. >> honey, the house just blew up. it's on fire right now. i heard this boom and i'm seeing orange flames. >> sarah: neighbors called 911, but by the time crews got there, it was too late. four people were killed, including two children. investigators say the fire was intentionally set, but they don't know exactly how and what caused that explosion. >> christa: no funeral for david bowie. the music legend was cremated in new york city after telling his funeral. bowie apparently told his loved
6:40 am
remembered for his music. the 69-year-old died sunday after an 18-month-long battle with cancer. a tribute concert was being planned months before his death. carnegie hall. it's already sold out, by the way. amal clooney is sitting down with nbc for her first network interview here in the u.s. she's expected to tack about a number of global issues, being such an accomplished woman, violations. you can catch the interview during "nbc nightly news" tonight following 7news at 6:00. >> christa: oscar nominations will be announced in hollywood this morning. ism three movies filmed around boston, "black mass," "joy" and "spotlight" could pick up best picture nominations. critics are also predicting a casts. and cambridge native matt damon is looking to score his third acting nomination for his role in "the martian." the 88th academy awards february 28th.
6:41 am
>> christa: it makes the winter go by a little faster. >> sarah: something to look forward to. is that sad? >> christa: maybe a vacation, maybe a powerball win. nice. >> christa: all right, chris. >> chris: already counting down the days to spring. we track a little snow shower activity and flurry action going on, maybe a dusting for a few towns. that should be about it this morning. otherwise partly sunny skies this afternoon and temperatures running into the lower 30s. so some snowflakes early this morning. not much accumulation out of it. then the next storm on saturday looks to be mostly rain for a lot of us, maybe some wet snow, highest terrain of worcester county, points north and west outside 495. overall the bulk of the precipitation falling in the morning, tapering off in the afternoon. cool on sunday. but much colder weather returning for early next week. guys? >> sarah: all right. the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks so much for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. thanks so much for joining us. hope you can join us back here tomorrow morning if you can make it.
tv-commercial
6:42 am
this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
6:43 am
we live in a pick and choose world. choose, choose, choose. but at bedtime? ...why settle for this? enter sleep number, and the lowest prices of the season. sleepiq technology tells you how well you slept and what adjustments you can make. you like the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good, to great, to wow! save $1100 on the i8 mattress with purchase of sleepiq technology and flexfit3 adjustable base. ends monday. know better sleep with sleep number. advil pain relievers are used by more households than anyer lding brand. their aches and pains more people reach for advil. relief doesn't get any better than th advil. es thermacare different?
6:44 am
w? th heat.
6:45 am
6:46 am
6:47 am
6:48 am
6:49 am
6:50 am
6:51 am
6:52 am
6:53 am
6:54 am
6:55 am
6:56 am
6:58 am
6:59 am

177 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on