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what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. a. >> this is 7 news at noon. >> you know, there is nothing more important to me personally than the health and well-being of our players. >> sarah: pats head coach bill belichick responding to repeated questions about chandler jones and his health. this very latest controversy coming as the pats prepare to face off against the kansas city chiefs this weekend. >> christa: as we learn more about chandler's mysterious trip to the hospital. dan hausle is live in foxboro with the very latest. >> reporter: well, coach bill belichick fobbing about the chandler jones matter this morning.
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say. and no more. >> we issued a statement. that's it. >> reporter: bill belichick turning away questions about chandler jones after an opening statement where the pats coach voiced a personal concern for all his players. >> relative to the chandler situation, there is nothing more important to me personally than the health and well-being of our players, staff, and sport people in the organization. so you know, that is way it is with this organization and me personally. i don't think that will ever change. we issued a statement on that. and i really don't have anything to add to it. >> reporter: jones has been back at practice after a department sunday morning. >> in the front lobby area. confused party. >> reporter: dispatch recordings and police logs jones showing up and getting checked out by police officers and firefighters. then taken by ambulance to norwood hospital. released later that day and
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since. the dispamp recordings also include a description from the officer who went to lock up jones' home. >> 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. >> reporter: coach belichick was prickly when asked if the issue might affect jones' playing time this weekend. >> we will find out on and the town manager and the police chief meeting last night, told 7 news they
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matter. dan hausle, 7 news. >> sarah: dan, thank you. a car slamming into a wall in the o'neill tunnel. wow. this happened this morning during the height of rush hour. the driver taken to the hospital with minor injuries. no other cars were voched. but this accident did tie up traffic heading north. there are three powerball ticket-holders, saying show me crowds flooded the store in southern california after learning it sold one of the winning tickets. the $1.6 billion jackpot will be split by winners in florida. but some people here in massachusetts also have something to celebrate. charlestown. where there is a million-dollar winner there. >> reporter: sarah, it sounds like they have an idea of who the winner is here in charlestown. they say it was someone who used to live in the area. this is also the biggest prize they have ever sold here. people are wondering who
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ticket at this charlestown convenience store along main street. they matched five of the numbers but didn't get the powerball. their prize? a million dollars. . >> whoever did, i wish them the best of luck. >> one of my friends that lives in charlestown texted me and said, hey, your store sold the million-dollar ticket. the more the jackpot was getting up and up, the more you would see the same faces coming in and buying more >> happy for them. >> reporter: this was one of two stores in massachusetts winner. the other, a tedeschi's in east bridgewater. three people hit the powerball jackpot and will split the billion. those tickets were sold in florida, tennessee, and california. people mobbed the 7-11 in chino hills, california that
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people here are happy someone in their area struck it rich. >> i'm very happy. i'm excited. and very proud. yes. yes. >> it is exciting to know that somebody from our little city won. it is so exciting. i'm excited for them. i don't even know who it is. >> reporter: you know, it took 20 consecutive drawings before someone finally hit the big jackpot. now powerball is back down to $40 million. in charlestown, 7 news. >> sarah: not as windy today. we are tracking some rain. let's send it over the chris lambert now with more on the forecast. >> chris: not as windy. still cold this afternoon. 28 in new bedford. a bit of a breeze. but not the 40-50-mile-per-hour gust that is we saw yesterday. some snow flurries working through early this morning. patchy light snow. it was steady enough to coat the ground down on the vineyard.
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ocean-effect snow lined up from long island sound right through martha's vineyard throughout the course of the morning. partly sunny skies into this afternoon. still seeing lingering sunshine late afternoon. overall, though, a cool afternoon with temperatures in the upper 20's. now, we do have warm weather tomorrow. we are close to 40 on friday. that will set the stage for predominantly a rain event on saturday. there will be some mix and some wet snow well north and west. especially during the higher terrain. and during the morning hours. we will keep an eye on. that more ahead. >> christa: chris, thank you. the woman arrested for a deadly hit-and-run in dorchester facing a judge. police say video shows her van speeding around the corner moments before a man was hit and killed. 's steve cooper is at the courthouse and joins us live. >> reporter: right so. melissa benedict was in court. she is a mother of two of a nine-year-old fns and a four-year-old. she was in handcuffs. and she was also wearing a hoodie over her face.
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today to the charges. covering her face with a hoodie, 34-year-old melissa benedict of dorchester pleads not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. . >> she stopped about 20 minutes after the accident. >> reporter: surveillance video shows her driving away in a minivan she was operating for vhs transportation. wednesday morning along washington street in dorchester that claimed the life of a 43-year-old man. prosecutors say the construction worker was crossing the street when he was struck and killed. benedict's smashed-up minivan was located four miles away in mattapan. benedict's attorney says her client has no record and is a mother of two young children. >> she stands before you with no record. i have spoken to the family. she has many family members in the courtroom fbs. she has aunts, uncles, her sister and brother are both here. >> reporter: family and friends say this is all completely out of character. and it looks like she is
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>> i mean, i'm not exactly sure what i'm listening to. what they were saying in the courtroom. i'm like, no. there is no way she did that. she must have been in shock. she had to have been. she panicked. she didn't know what to do. >> reporter: steve cooper, 7 news. >> sarah: a home goes up in flames in taunton. a fire broke out in the multi-family home. several people were inside. flames were intense, as you can see. victoria warren is live on the scene with more. of the night and a lot of people were sleeping. and take a live look behind me. you see that there is some extensive damage to this home. that is because the fire got trapped in the walls. we spoke with two men driving by. they heard somebody screening for help.
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might be trapped inside. flames pouring out of this taunton apartment building. >> before we knew it, the whole top of the house was in flames. you can see it from this side. from that side. it looked like it was getting out of hand quick. >> reporter: woman came running out qelg "fire." >> i ran around the front. i went nut front door. >> reporter: josh says he didn't think. he had to make sure everyone was okay. >> all the doors were open. everyone was out. >> reporter: that is when he apartment where the fire started. he says he saw the fire spread to the curtain. >> there was a lot of sparks. i could barely breathe. that is when i decided to get out of there. >> reporter: taunton's fire chief says people were home in they all got out safely. he says it seemed the fire was out. but then it flared again after getting into the walls. >> it wasn't always a 7-unit apartment building.
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and create different units,... >> it could have been much worse. everybody got out okay. obviously, that is the most important thing. report t red cross is helping out the families that are now displaced. the fire department continues their investigation into this fire. though the fire chief says nothing looks suspicious about this. they think it may have started in a kitchen on the second floor. live in taunton, victoria warren, 7 news. >> christa: a deadly blast in a gun battle in the streets of indonesia's capital of jakarta. isis has claimed responsibility for the attack which killed 7, including five of the attackers. those suspects detonated explosives in a busy downtown shopping area midmorning there. after the explosions, a gun battle between police and attackers broke out in the streets.
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the oscar nominations are out. some films with local ties are getting recognition. >> christa: wrentham police catching a suspected thief. they hardly had to do any work. >> chris: it is still cold outside. despite being cold knew, we will track rain on saturday.
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>> chris: good afternoon, everyone. temperatures still notice 20's in the city of boston. 30 on the vineyard. the winds steady out of the west. not nearly as strong as it was yesterday. 5-15 miles an hour right now. yesterday, gufss close to 50 at times. right around 24 hours ago. the windchill factor is 22 in boston. worcester. again, these numbers not quite as low as it was yesterday. beginning to see the upward trend in temperature and how compared to yesterday afternoon. radar mainly quiet right now.
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showing up, though. some snow across nantucket. did have a heavy stream of it coming in off of long island sound. this was the cold air lined up perfectly across long island sound. that created that ocean-effect snow band right across martha's vineyard a couple of hours ago. that band now fading away as there was a couple of snow showers over to nantucket. otherwise, some clouds offer to the west of us. more of these clouds late overnight tonight and early tomorrow. this area dropping into the northern plains. and then this area coming in from the gulf of mexico. that will combine to bring us the next storm in here. and this will arrive saturday morning as rain. and stay mostly rain. although there may be some higher terrain snow mixed in. even inside 495. a few wet snowflakes mixed in, so be it. it is predominantly a rain event, though, for a lot of us. could get an inch or two across northern worcester county, southern new hampshire. been getting a lot of big snowstorms... we are not getting a big snowstorm for
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overall cool and damp afternoon, though, with temperatures in the upper 0's. >> danielle: temperatures are really going to be feeling chilly next week. we do have a chance for early snow showers on monday. when temperatures drop into the mid-20's. tuesday, even colder out there. and breezy. so because of the windchill, it will be feeling like single digits out there. as far as your january temperatures go, we have only had three days below average. that will change by the end of next week. our average temperature right around 33 degrees. more seasonable this week and into the weekend. but again, next week, that is when we get that cold air. chris, back to you. >> chris: ski resorts will take seasonable. love to make some snow and continue to see some natural snow through the weekend. it will snow across central and northern new england over the weekend. the forecast up there, big ski weekend, by the way. central new hampshire, central vermont, up into maine, temperatures running into the 0's. near 30 degrees on saturday. dropping into the teens by monday. down here in southern new england, we are cold monday,
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temps in the 20's. oscar. right? the academy award nominations were announced this morning. >> the nominees are... >> sarah: the stage is set for those who could take home a golden statue. the oscar tom nations are in. the revenant leads the pack with 12 nominations including best picture. featuring a group of "boston globe." also up for the big award, the big short. bring of spies. brooklyn. mad max: fury road. the martian. and room. best actress nominees include brie larson who won a golden globe on sunday. and says it's been a whirlwind week. >> you know, after the golden globes, i went straight to the airport and got on a flight to australia. and then went from the airport to work. and then i have been working here in australia in the jungle with tons of new animals and plants and everything was crazy here.
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>> and now this. >> sarah: jennifer lawrence is up for best actress as well for "joy," parts of which were filmed in boston. cate blanchett in "carol." it could finally be the year for leonardo dicaprio who has yet to take home an academy award. the actor is nominated for best actor for his role in the "the revenant." he competes against cambridge native matt damon in "the martian." among those nominated for supporting roles, mark ruffalo and rachel mcadams for "spotlight." nominated 40 years after he first played rocky. the oscars will be hosted by
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>> sarah: an accused thief with clouded judgment. wrentham police say this guy broke into a car and stole an ipad. but from there, his vanity really took over.
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face led police right to him. >> reporter: selfie cost this smiling teenager his freedom. police had an easy time finding this suspected thief after he snapped a fee toe of himself on a stolen ipad. >> no. i don't think the suspect is a threat to the national security. for sure. report@few days ago, a wrentham man had his back-pack stole from his car. his ipad was gone. days later, he noticed something odd. >> looking on to his account, saw nine photos that were up-loaded after the truck had been broken into. >> reporter: most of the pictures were selfies. investigators had a face. they needed a location. >> i like to say the police did all of. this the victim did most of it. he activated his find his ipad app. and that narrowed it to an area of woonsocket. >> reporter: police knocked on several doors in woonsocket. they found a woman who said that was her son. officers found the ipad in their kitchen and arrested the 19-year-old. after the arrest, wrentham police linked him to other
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at a pawn shop in rhode island. >> the suspect got nabbed again for a residential house-break in woonsocket. >> reporter: police are the ones smiling now. they barely did any work and still solved the case. >> technology is great. it is even better if the suspect takes a picture of themselves and sends it our way. we are now encouraging every suspect to do that. >> sarah: next at noon. s a hoverboard hazard. first, there were concerns about the devices bursting into flames. now experts have a warning about another problem. >> nancy: a local man says a utility made a mess of his
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>> nancy: a power problem sparking trouble for a cape cod man. his driveway was dug up and destroyed. >> sarah: the man says he was promised everything would get repaired. when months passed and it still wasn't fixed, he decided
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here is kris anderson. >> we set my fence. do the landscaping. we will all be happy. this house is pristine. the lawn. the bushes. everything that's here is fixed just so. >> kris: a neighbor's power problem turned his front lawn into into an eversource construction zone this past summer. >> i came back. all of a sudden, they were digging in the front of my house. moved the fence. moved the bushes. this is where they dug down. as you can see, that whole corner is kind of sunk in now. and broken away where they had to cut to get into the ground. >> kris: 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, this is the number that you call. >> kris: two weeks passed. no work was done. jerry called the number on the flyer.
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back to me. nothing happened. >> kris: weeks turned into months. the damage was spreading to the other side of the driveway. he was worried it would continue to get worse. with no returned 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. then lo and behold, kris anderson is on the news. i said, that's what i'm going to do. jerry reached out to solve it 7. we called eversource. the representative told us that they didn't have a damage claim on file for jerry. but that someone would reach out to him regarding the work. 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: the eversource spokes penn told us that "providing reliable service to our customers is a top priority. when our work leads to
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right is also a priority." >> solve it 7, you know, they did something i couldn't do in five or six months. >> kris: jerry is obviously happy to have his driveway fixed in time for winter. 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. or send us an e-mail. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7 news. >> sarah: i know. for people. isn't he? three big winners of the jumbo powerball. where those lucky tickets were sold. >> chris: cold day. not as windy. we will track some rain to start weekend. forecast ahead. >> nancy: another warning for hoverboard lovers.
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>> you know, there is nothing more important to me personally than the health and well-being of our players. >> sarah: pats head coach bill belichick responding to repeated questions about chandler jones and his health. this is the latest controversy coming as the pats prepare to face off against the kansas city chiefs this weekend. dan hausle is live in foxboro with the very latest. dan? >> reporter: well, moments ago, the town of foxboro issued a news release saying that their personnel handled a medical matter by someone who had asked for medical assistance. they say they have decided what information will be released. much of it will be considered a personal matter.
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his personal feelings about the player involved this morning. >> we issued a statement. that's it. >> reporter: bill belichick turning away questions about chandler jones after an opening statement where the pats coach voiced a personal concern for all his players. >> relative to chandler's situation, there is nothing more important to me personally than the health and well-being of our players, staff, and sport people in the organization. you know, that's the way it is with this organization and me personally. and i don't think that will ever change. we issued a statement on that. and i really don't have anything to add to it. >> reporter: jones has been back at practice after a strange visit to the foxboro police department sunday morning. >> in the front lobby area. confused party. >> reporter: dispamp recordings and police logs paint a picture of a confused jones showing up and getting checked out by police officers and firefighters. then taken by ambulance to norwood hospital. the pats pro-bowler was
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has been at practice every day since. the dispatch recordings also include a description from the officer who went to lock up jones' home. >> i was able to lock the front door. if you want to just pass along to the fire. he was definitely involved in class d delta before this happened. just so you know. >> reporter: coach belichick was prickly about jones' playing time this weekend. >> we will find out on saturday. i could xerox you a copy of the game plan and you could send it over to kansas city. that might be easier for all of us. >> reporter: again, the town of foxboro saying they have determined what they can release and what they can't release. we are retrieving everything they are releasing. we will let you know if there is something new in there. >> sarah: crowds flooded a
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after learning they sold the winning ticket to the powerball. three winning tickets were sold. california, tennessee, and florida. two people here in massachusetts have something to celebrate also. people are wondering who bought a winning powerball ticket at this charlestown convenience store along main street. they matched five of the numbers but didn't get the powerball. their prize? a million dollars. >> i wish i did. whoever i did, i wish them the best of luck. lives in charlestown texted me and said "your store sold the million-dollar ticket." >> reporter: the store manager doesn't know who the lucky customer is yet. >> the more the jackpot was getting up and up and the more you would see... i mean, the same faces coming in and buying more tickets and more tickets. >> happy for them. i wish it was me. >> reporter: thvs one of two stores in massachusetts that sold the million-dollar winner. other, a tedeschi's in east bridgewater. three people hit the big
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split the prize. the prize reached nearly $1.6 billion. those tickets were sold in florida, tennessee, and california. people mobbed the 7-11 in chino hills, california that sold the jackpot winner. believe it or not, people here are happy someone in the area struck it rich. >> i'm very happy. i'm excited. i'm very proud. >> it is exciting to know that somebody from our little city won. it is so exciting. i'm excited for them. i don't even know who it is. >> reporter: it took 20 consecutive drawings before someone finally hit the big jackpot. now powerball is back down to $40 million. in charlestown, 7 news. >> sarah: we didn't win the powerball,hris. i have to say, though, good for those people who went out and celebrated the winner. i don't think i would do that. >> chris: a lot easier in california where the weather is nice a lot of the time. out here in new england with
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and 20's, would you be outside at 3:00 in the morning? maybe. depenning on the excitement going on. the numbers right now, not much different in boston. since this morning. at 27 degrees. 21 in worcester. you take a look at the radar and satellite composite. the flakes we had earlier this morning now off to the east of us. maybe occasionally a flurry passing by. more sunshine has broken out over the last hour or two. temperatures close to 30 this afternoon. and despite the cold air being in place the last couple of days, we are taurbing about the cold air being limited over the weekend. that means saturday's set-up, more wet than white. there may be a mix of wet snow to the north and west of 495. especially in the worcester hills. even there, i don't think this is going to be much of any accumulation. sunday right now looking dry. more on the forecast ahead. >> sarah: the woman arrested for a deadly hit-and-run in dorchester facing a judge. police say video showed her van speeing around the corner
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street wednesday morning. steve cooper was inside the courtroom. >> reporter: covering her face with a hoody, 34-year-old melissa benedict of dorchester pleads not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. >> she stopped about 20 minutes after the accident. the van was equipped with gps. >> reporter: surveillance shows her driving away in a minivan she was operating for prosecutors say the construction worker was crossing the street when he was struck and killed. benedict smashed-up minivan was located four miles away in mattapan. benedict's attorney says her client has no record and is a mother of two young children. >> she stands before you with no record. i have spoken to the family. she has many family members in the courtroom. she has aunts, uncles, her sister, and brother are both >> reporter: family and
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this is completely out of character and it looks like she simply panicked. >> i mean, i'm not exactly sure what i'm listening to. what they were saying in the courtroom. i'm like, no, there is no way she did that. she must have been in shock. she had to have been. she panicked. she didn't know what to do. >> reporter: the judge told she has been ordered to surrendering her driver's license. also to stay away from any witnesses connected to the fatal crash. in dorchester, steve cooper, 7 news. >> sarah: stepped-up security at lowell high school tailed after a rumor about a threat. in a letter to parents, administrators said students told them last month about a rumor they heard that an attack was going to take place at that school today. police investigated the threat and said it is not credible. but extra officers are on hand as a precaution. and police searching for this suspect accused of robbing a bank in newton. this happened at the brookline bank on walnut street.
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money. and he said he had a gun. if you have any information, you are asked to call police. a home goes up in flames in taunton. the flames so intense, as you can see here, victoria warren has more. >> reporter: flames pouring out of this taunton apartment building. . >> before we knew it, the whole top of the house was in flames. you see it from this side. from that side. it looked like it was getting out of hand quick. >> reporter: james and his friend josh were driving by. a woman came running out yelling fire. >> i ran around the front. i went in the front door. >> reporter: josh says he didn't think. he had to make sure everyone was okay. >> all the doors were open. everyone was out. i got out of there. >> reporter: he came to the second-floor apartment where the fire started. he says he saw the fire spread to the curtain. >> there was a lot of sparks. i could barely breathe. that is when i decided to get out of there. >> reporter: people were home in five of the apartments.
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he says it seemed the fire was out. then it flared again after getting into the walls. >> the house wasn't always a 7-unit apartment building. so as they, you know, cut it up and create different units,. >> there could have been people inside. everybody got out okay. that is obviously, the most important thing. >> reporter: the damage is extensive. the red cross is helping out the families now displaced. the fire chief says they are still investigating the cause. though he says nothing appears suspicious. he thinks this fire started in a kitchen. on the second floor. in taunton, victoria warren, 7 news. >> sarah: a deadly blast in and a gun battle in jakarta,'s indonesia's capital. isis has claimed responsibility for the attack of the attackers. those suspects detonated
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shopping area midmorning. after the explosions, a gun battle between police and attackers broke out in the streets. the race for the white house takes center stage tonight. the rm presidential candidates face off in the first debate of the new year. top 7 candidates will take part in the main debate in south carolina. the others will go head to head in the so-called undercar debate earlier in the night. senator rand paul who didn't qualify for the main stage is bound to boy... vowing to boycott the event. bernie sanders will campaign in new hampshire tonight. the vermont semior the will hold a town hall at dartmouth college in hanover. ahead on 7 news at noon, another problem for hoverboard-lovers. why doctors want you to stay off those popular devices. how this dog nearly broke the internet with his smile. >> chris: nice set of teeth there. we track some rain on saturday.
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>> sarah: breaking news right now. new details on chandler jones' hospitalization. we will join dan hausle on the phone with new breaking details. dan, what do you have for us? >> reporter: well, the town of foxboro has released a timeline. description of the police interaction with chandler jones when he showed up at the police station sunday morning. it describes an officer
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police station that as he showed up for work. the officer says the individual had a muscular build, over six feet tall and long arms. they described him as shirtless man wearing blue sweat pants. they say that he scurried through the lot where the cruisers were park. then went to the back of the police station, the police-only entry and without warning or provocation, the individual abruptly got down on his knees and placed his hands behind his head. the officers said the individual was looking for help and assistance. they say they brought in the paramedics and that the individual, jones, mentioned that he left his keys at home. police say and quoting here, "officer went to the house and found the door open. he knocked on the door and called out. on entering the kitchen, he observed keys on the kitchen counter. while in the house, he noticed the smell of burnt marijuana." the statement from the police
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notified the paramedics. that led up to the radio conversation you heard about class d being found in jones' apartment. there is further description from the officer elsewhere. and it talks of jones making a beeline for the police station's rear door and without warning or provocation, getting down on his knees, interlobbing his hands behind his head. the officer says, "like a man trying to surrender. he was literally as stiff as a board. he was both upright and rigid." they said that the man showed the same movement of praying or worshipping at times. trying to get up, the movement, the motion repeated at least twice. then the officer says that the man's face was against ground and he turned to watch me as i approached him. we asked this man to identify himself. we asked him to tell us what
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according to the document, this man stated "i'm chandler jones." he kept telling us he had been told to come to our police station. mr. jones was unable to provide us with a plausible explanation. it was quite evident mr. jones was desperately seeking our assistance. and this is interesting here. and i quote "he had certainly not committed any crimes nor had he violated any laws or town bi-laws. mr. jones was not armed. he did not have narcotics on his person or in his possession." it says "even though at times mr. jones... there is a few words deleted there. he still managed to be polite, cooperative, and respectful." they had mr. jones evaluated by the foxboro fire department
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he did not rezins. nor was he argumentive or confrontational. he say thed he was going to do whatever we wanted him to do. very interesting details about chandler jones' interaction with police. obviously, actsing in a confused manner, as we had heard previously described. with more indication that is he was polite and cooperative all along the way. and while an officer at his house observed the smell of marijuana, there is no comment about fining any narcotics in the house. and specifically, they say there were no narcotics found on chandler jones or around him and no laws were broken. we continue to go on with this information. and we will have more for you as the day goes on. that is part of it for you. >> sarah: all right. dan hausle there. very much developing story.
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we will have that on our station. switching gears now. we will talk the forecast. chris. >> chris: it is. january behaving like january here. 27 in boston. 21 in worcester. 0 down in hyannis. wind speeds, 5-15 miles an hour. these sustained winds are close to 30 yesterday. the wind not as active as yesterday. although it is providing us in boston and teens in many suburbs. we have some sunshine back with us. morning. some heavy snow for a couple of hours down across the vineyard. any flurries that we had out there, yielding to the sun. not as windy as yesterday. again, 26 in the worcester hills. about 30 this afternoon in boston. mostly cloudy tonight. upper teens in the colder suburbs. 2340id's in the city of boston. tomorrow, partly sunny. milder day. above the freezing mark. by many degrees here. closing in on 40 in the afternoon. you can see that milder air just to the south of us. this is the mild air, not only sit working in tomorrow.
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early saturday morning. if cold air is retreating. fns that is important to the forecast. because if we look longer-term into saturday morning with the coastal low developing, there is not a lot of cold air to work with. i do expect mostly rain out of this storm system. above freezing in the first,000, 4,000 feet of the atmosphere. that is why i do expect more rain than anything else. there is some limited cold air. you get some heavier bursts of precipitation. you may get a little bit of wet snow mixed in. especially across the higher terrain. overall, this one going to be mostly a rain event. the heaviest precipitation tapering off by the afternoon. overall, we are talking about rain and not much snow. what's going in the tropics? over to danielle. >> danielle: thanks. let's talk about alex now. officially the first hurricane in the atlantic in january since 1938. right now it is packing winds sustained at 85 miles per hour. it is headed north. azores islands thursday night into friday.
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be possible there. now, it is not going to impact us. we are going to start to deal with this really cold ararctic air into next week. for monday, maybe some snow showers early on in the morning. temperatures will certainly be cold enough in the mid-20's. and then tuesday, we factor in the lower 20's. that means it's feeling like the teens. the below-average temperatures are returning. chris, back to you. that walking to work on a monday morning. we will pick unsome snow with the next system. at least several inches of it in a lot of the ski resorts. i do expect snow. you get up to the green and white mountains. snow on saturday. partly sunny on saturday. cold we are some snow showers on monday. we do look forward to good skiing conditions. probably some soft best that so this winter. it is not saying much. an important weekend for ski resorts coming in here s awesome. but with the citizens bank education refinance loan, who pay a little extra
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>> sarah: hover-boards coming under fire for bursting into flames. now a new concern. the frightening falls. doctors seeing a significant spike in hover-board injuries. they say they have seen an increase in kids making trips to the emergency room. the doctors are recommending you stay off of these boards for now. >> anchor: oh, my gosh. sthoos funny. >> anchor: this smiling hot dog comes with cheese. oh, that is cute. watch him. hilarious smile on command. pearly whites have earned the video more than 12 million views. >> say cheese. >> anchor: on facebook. i guess we could all take a page out of that book. >> chris: i think a lot of us smile like. that friday after work heading into the weekend.
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>> sarah: we are staying on top of breaking news. the foxboro police department releasing new details about the incident involving patriots star chandler jones. in an incident report released moments ago, officers say that jones was shirtless when he was found in the station's back parking lot early sunday morning. police say he was making a beeline for the police-only entrance. and that he dropped to his knees and put his hand on his head. officers say he looked like he according to police, an officer went to jones' apartment where he noticed the smell of burnt marijuana. jones was taken to norwood he was back at practice on incident. of course, we will have the full report on our web site.
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at whdh.com. one final check of weather with chris. >> chris: still a cool day overall. tomorrow, milder. close to 40 degrees. mild air pushing out some of the cold air in place. that will ensure that it's mainly a wet event here. storm for us on saturday. most of the precipitation falling in the morning. that means we tamer off... we taper off. sunday the dry. we cool down to begin next week. temperatures barely above 20 degrees monday afternoon into tuesday. best chance for a couple scattered snow showers coming in here sunday night into monday. could be minor accumulation with that. >> all right, chris. thank you. that will do it for 7 news. >> have a great afternoon,
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