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a simmering feud spill out on the debate stage between ted cruz and donald trump. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: coming up on 5:00, good friday morning. i'm nancy chen in for sarah. >> christa: how is that for timing in don't you love that when that happens? i'm christa delcamp. let's go to chris lambert with your forecast. it's friday. you know what, it seemed a little milder out there. i hate to use the word "mild" in january. >> sarah: it's all about real difficult. >> chris: it is all relative this time of year. not only are temperatures a few degrees warmer, christa, we have hardly any wind. we're not adding to the wind-chill factor. temperatures mid to upper 20s. not as cold today. dry today, as well. late overnight tonight mast midnight, some freezing rain and rain starts the move on in. it's predominantly a rain event for a lot of us on saturday morning. you get some bursts of precipitation heavy enough, you may mix in with wet snow, especially across the higher terrain of central mass up into southern new hampshire.
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we taper this thing off fairly quickly by tomorrow afternoon, 1:00, 2:00 we're wrapping it up. how about today? cold start, but i wasn't call it brutally cold compared to the the door. it does feel a little milder. we're above freezing this afternoon with temperatures generally running into the middle to upper 30s. cool evening ahead of us tonight. temperatures slowly sliding back to about 30 degrees. more on forecast in a couple minutes. >> christa: okay. let's get more on traffic. good morning, danielle. christa. happy friday, everyone. take a look at the leverett connector and zakim bridge. looking good so far for your friday. north of town coming in from route 93 all the way back up to 495, no issues to tell you about this morning. route 1 also looking good. the expressway from the braintree split into boston northbound, that drive just nine minutes right now. all green. so no delays to tell you about. south of town, route 3, 24 and 95, all looking fine so far this morning. the pike, no delays back out to framingham. you're all green heading eastbound on the pike into boston.
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if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the, pray from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. and so far this morning the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. the patriots now just one day away from beginning their playoff push. the defending super bowl champions trying to stay focused on the kansas city chiefs, but there is yet another distraction. it seems rob gronkowski's banged-up knee is still a pretty serious issue. 7's nicole oliverio is at gillette stadium this morning. nicole, gronk has missed practice twice this week. >> nicole: that's right. he was list as "did not practice" yesterday. the patriots and fans i'm sure remain hopeful that gronk will be able to play, but it appears he's still being plagued by that injury to his knee that he suffered back in november against the broncos. the patriots set to take on a hot kansas city chiefs tomorrow
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playoffs, but are they have to do it without their star tight end? >> whether he's resting or going to practice, we hope gronk's ready to go on saturday. >> nicole: for the second time this week, rob gronkowski was missing from practice. reports say he was at a boston hospital yesterday getting an injection for his injured right knee. >> is gronk hiding from us during the media availability? >> i don't know about that. >> nicole: having their all-pro tight end banged up is no laughing matter. the pats are taking on the chiefs who currently have an 11-game winning streak. new england has dropped four of their last six games and have been plagued by injuries. >> this team, no matter what, everybody comes out on that field, we're going to give everything we have. >> this is it. we're just trying to put everything we got on the table, trying to empty it out. >> nicole: now, gronk's knee and back were cited on
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that back is a new issue. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: nicole, thank you. make sure you stay with 7news on air and online. you can track the latest on the pats. right now police are searching for the gunman who opened fire, narrowly missing a woman and her young son. >> christa: can you imagine? she is so grateful. she's describing the scene as stray bullets hit their car. they were driving in dorchester at the time. 7's jonathan hall has more. >> i want the let people know i got lost. >> john: she was bringing her little boy to kfc for some tlc after a wrong turn in dorchester... >> first time i noticed my car was hit is when i opened my eyes and i seen a bullet hole in the windshield. i thought, oh, my gosh, i have to get out of here.
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it happened on geneva avenue at 6:00 p.m. she says three shots hit her s.u.v., one flying right through a rear window, taking out some insulation in the ceiling and landing in the windshield of her car. she was with her boyfriend and her six-year-old. >> the officer said if he was two inches taller it would have took his head off. >> john: amber says the police said the bullet could have hit her it came so close. >> he said inches. it flew right by my face. when he told me, that sick to my stomach. my knees were like yellow. >> john: jaxson was scared and he told his mom one thing. >> relieved. >> thanking god it was not my time to go. >> christa: that was 7's jonathan hall. police investigate a bomb threat at chelsea high school. the bomb threat said it would happen today during regular school hours.
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school last night and they think the threat is probably a hoax, but they're still taking the matter very seriously. also right now, the west boylston public school police department investigating some disturbing accusations against a teacher this morning. school officials aren't getting specific, but in a statement they said, "an allegation of improper behavior by a teacher toward a student at the west boylston middle high school." at the present time this is an active investigation. that statement goes on the say the teacher has been removed from the school and will have no further contact at all with any students. >> nancy: now to the race for the white house. coming off of last nation's debate, republican presidential candidates will hit the campaign trail in new hampshire today. jeb bush, carly fiorina and rand paul will all hold events in hollis during the day. meanwhile marco rubio has several stops in the granite state starting this morning in derry. that's where victoria warren is this morning. vicki, the gloves really came off last night in the debate.
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today in new hampshire are coming on the heels of this debate last night. last night's debate was a little different. the first 19 minutes of the debate were donald trump-free. it seemed that ted cruz was a new target of the other republicans. he's rising in the polls and marco rubio during the debate, he had some choice for ted cruz. the first g.o.p. debate of 2016, and some of the more heated moments were surprisingly trump-free. >> do you remember that, everybody? this was the question on entitlements. and the reason -- you had your chance, marco, you blew it. >> victoria: new jersey senator chris christie taking that jab at rubio after rubio took aim at ted cruz. in a lengthy listing of his senate votes where he accused him of flip-flopping. >> i appreciate you dutching your resch folder on the -- >> no, it's your record. >> victoria: recent polls put cruz in second place, making him a target from those below him
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trump. trump calling questions about cruz's citizenship in this race a liability. >> democrats are going to be bringing the suit. you have a big lawsuit over your head. if you become the nominee, who knows if you can serve in office. you should go out and get a declaratory judgment. >> i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> victoria: the two men also squaring off on what cruz calls trump's new york values. >> everyone understands that the values in new york city are socially liberal or pro abortion or pro gay marriage, focused around money and the media. >> victoria: trump shot back, saying new york values are what he saw in the days after the september 11th attack. >> two 110-story buildings come crashing down. the people in new york fought and fought and fought. >> victoria: so we have two weeks to go before the iowa caucuses. and we're sure to see the
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time both in iowa and here in new hampshire again. marco rubio's got the first event of the day here in new hampshire in derry, and that's an event at 8:30 a.m. live in derry, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: one person who wasn't watching the debate, she says, was democratic front-runner hillary clinton. she stopped by "the tonight show" with jimmy fallon last night where she claimed she doesn't watch the republican debates and she also managed to take aim at donald trump. >> i tell you what, he's a lot more obsessed with me than i am with him. if i'm so fortunate to be the democratic nominee, i'll run against whoever they nominate, but if it's donald trump, it will be quite the showdown. >> christa: clinton and fallon having a little fun. they took snapchat videos and sent them to her followers. >> nancy: always a fun time with jimmy fallon. there's more news ahead on today in new england. methuen students sick to their stomach, forcing one local
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what's being done to get the building ready for next week. >> christa: a warning for women this morn, how a new mosquito-borne virus is putting pregnant women and their babies at risk and the action the c.d.c. could take as early as today. >> sarah: >> nancy: plus this week's class act taking us to medway high school. we'll introduce you to the 17 year old helping to lift the spirits of children in boston. >> chris: long weekend ahead, big weekend ahead. pats at home tomorrow. looks like most of the storm tapering off by the tailgating hours. early afternoon still could have some patchy drizzle around, but drying out for tailgating and for the kickoff. we'll take a look at the numbers ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. your drive on the pike looking good so far this morning. no other major delays to tell you about on the roads. if you're taking the tee, it's on time.
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>> nancy: welcome back. 5:13 on this friday morning. i have to admit, it's been that kind of day so far. but it's still early in the morning. it's friday. there's still a lot to look forward to. >> christa: are you stressed out, nancy? >> nancy: it's one of those things. the caffeine needs the start kicking in, chris. >> christa: we'll take care of you, don't worry. >> chris: in the weather office we have about seven boxes of k-cups and a keurig back there. one cup the work cup, four cups, i don't know how bad of a morning it's been. we have plenty for you, nancy. 19 in boston. 21 in worcester. 24 in norwood. 24 in plymouth, as well. the wind speeds pretty much dead calm in many towns. we're not battling brutal cold and we're not battling a strong wind this morning. overall walking out the door doesn't feel too bad. mid-january standards. we have more waves of clouds that have been working on in as well overnight. as a warm front tries to lift through here throughout the day, that will produce more clouds. overall going for mostly cloudy skies. anything today. it will be dry as we go through
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and even into the early evening hours. the storm that we're watching for tomorrow morning, right now down across the deep gulf coast states there, and you can see that plenty of moisture is with this. this will continue to work up the coastline and just off shore. one thing to note, though, the cold air that's been in place, it's receding back to the north and these temperatures above freezing both moving in very late overnight tonight and first thing tomorrow morning. so there's just cold weather in new england to produce any snow. that's why i expect rain. the steadiest of the precipitation will be tomorrow morning through about lunchtime. when you can get into some of these heavier pockets of precipitation, it may be just enough cold air to get some wet snow mixed in, especially across the higher terrain of worcester county and perhaps even over into southern new hampshire and along the mass/new hampshire border. i don't think a lot is going to amount out of this one here, but maybe a slushy coating to an inch or two in some of the
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county or possibly even if we see some wet snow mixed into far northern mass of southern new hampshire. mostly a rain event for us. but you get into ski country, a big ski weekend, they're going to do well with this. it's all snow across the glen mountains, the white mountains and up into the mountains of maine. for us mostly cloudy skies today, mid-30s to near 40 degrees. it's above freezing this afternoon and for several hours. even overnight tonight, many towns close to the coastline above the freezing mark, although north and west of 495, we are near freezing if not below it, so there may be freezing rain after midnight tonight inland, so watch out for a couple slippery spots there. tomorrow morning rain against a mix well north and west, and this will taper off by the afternoon. once we taper things off, we should dry it out in time for the pats' game. kickoff 4:35. going for forecast, temperature of 37 degrees with the wind coming in out of the northwest to west. 7 on 7 forecast, anymore snow in the forecast. i could get a coating to an inch or two in some spots.
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as another disturbance coming on through. with that will also come the cold air. look at the numbers on tuesday, wednesday, even into thursday, much of the time spent below freezing, guys. >> nancy: chris, thank you. this morning we're so excited to introduce you to a senior from medway high school who is helping kids. >> christa: she's gone all out to make hospital stays for children a little brighter. that's why she's this morning's class act. samantha duncan, how you doing? we want to award you with our class act for this week. what do you think? >> oh, my. >> christa: let me give you a hug. it's from 7news. medway high school senior samantha duncan is always thinking of others, especially kids at boston children's hospital. she raised funds and donated 87 build-a-bears this year. >> even that little something can make someone's day so much brighter. >> christa: samantha knows the feeling.
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lot of time at children's. she was diagnosed with a chronic digestive problem and remembers how important something like a stuffed animal could be. >> just something to make you smile. i wanted other kids to have that feeling i had. >> she's a very giving person. it wouldn't surprise me that she wanted to do something. doing this for over 80 children is fantastic. >> christa: this is the second go-around for samantha. four years ago when she was in eighth grade, she donated 70 bears. the response was so positive she did it again, putting them together by hand. >> i had help with friends, so taken me alone. >> i have a lot of students that do community service, but none that do it for themselves. >> christa: that's why samantha is a class act. >> i'm surprised and grateful and i hope it brings awareness and inspires more people to do similar projects and get involved with community service.
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amazing young woman, she was really good at rolling with it,, too because we missed her class. i had to kind of skulk around the hallway and surprise her. like who is this lady... >> nancy: wandering the hallways. >> christa: following me. she was a great sport. she says this year it was easier the raise money because she had that go fund me page. >> nancy: good for her. if you know a student between sixth and 12th grade doing something outstanding in school, sports or the community, nominate them online at whdh.com. >> christa: coming up this morning, a she of support from some caring kids. how the minnesota vikings' kicker who missed that last-second game-winning field goal is thanking a group of students who sent him some cards. >> nancy: and would michelle obama ever consider running in hillary clinton's footsteps by running for the white house? this morning the president weighing in on the possibility. >> adam: many of you made diet resolutions for the new year.
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>> chris: 5:23 on this friday good morning, everyone. 29 in boston. 20s in the suburbs. so relatively milder start compared to the last couple mornings. outside. so a comfortable bus stop for the kids. outdoor recess today. remaining dry, mid-30s to near 40 degrees early this afternoon. so when the kids get out of school, it should be comfortable heading home. a pretty good forecast coming up across ski crown try. should see saturday, sunday into monday. overall this next storm system will be snow up north. more on that forecast for us and the rain here across southern new england. >> christa: a woman from belmont is just about a week away from trying to make history in the world's marathon challenge. boca peasey is trying to become first american woman to run
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continents, but here's the catch, in one week. yes, it all starts a week from tomorrow in antarctica. she signed autographs last night in her hometown. she says that she loves that people view her as a role model. >> just to be a better person, be a better parent, be a better student, and to do anything you're inclined to and to go out there and get it done. if you work hard, people will follow you. >> christa: after running in about art car, she will then run in chile, morrow co, dubai and sidney. >> nancy: what a world tour. and blair walsh made a point to thank students who showed support for him after he missed a game-winning kick. he missed a 27-yard attempt in the closing minute on sunday. the vikings ended up losing 10-9. the first grade students wrote him. they drew him pictures in hopes of just offering some encouragement. so to thank them, he visited
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>> thank you from the bottom of my heart, seriously. that cheered me up a lot, and the fact that you guys would do that for me, somebody you've never met and somebody you don't know, that's huge. and it can help in certain times like these in my life. >> nancy: he also signed autographs. the kids took plenty of pictures. he said the kids really made a difference in his life this week. so he wanted to help brighten their day. i love that so much. >> christa: yeah. kids can be so forgiving, and unforgiving at time, too, but getting a hug from a little one at the end of a rough day is really special. all right. 5:25. coming up, alarm clocks not ringing this morning for some students in methuen. the health issues forcing their school to close down today. >> reporter: and we're live at gillette. coming up, an apology from chandler jones about what led him to the foxborough police department over the weekend. >> reporter: and new controversy in chicago this morning following the release of
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>> reporter: chandler jones offering an unexpected apology as the patriots get ready the make a playoff push. >> christa: and making their voices heard. what people in flint want down as the city's water crisis worsens. >> nancy: plus concern is spreading over a new mosquito-borne virus. who is most at risk and the action the c.d.c. could take as early as today. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's friday. thank you so much for sharing your time with us early here. i'm christa delcamp. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen. relatively, it's not so bad. >> christa: 64 days until spring, chris. >> nancy: but who is counting? >> chris: can we bring it down to the hours and minutes, as well?
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spring in the wintertime. we look forward in the immediate future to some days without a strong wind and bitter air. we battled that wind a couple days ago, no question about that this morning. winds calm. temperatures into the 20s. so not as cold. so it does feel more comfortable outside walking out the door. still need a jacket, but maybe not the knit hat and you probably won't have the stinging wind in your face. we have that going for us. mostly cloudy skies into the sky. it remains dry. temperatures until upper 30s. even this evening temperatures holding into the 30s. how about the setup for tomorrow? the cold air is retreating. so it's limited. looks like rain for most of us, half an inch to an inch of rain. some mixing well north and west of 495 and the higher terrain. but i don't expect much snow out of it. and the the heaviest precipitation in the morning drying out this afternoon. that patriots' forecast coming up. >> christa: thank you. time now for fast track traffic
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>> danielle: thank you. volume building on the expressway. starting to hit the brake lights. let's go to the maps. south of town no major problems to tell you about on route 3, 24 and 95. mostly green. the pike back out the framingham, no delays. looking good so far. north of town, your ride on route 93 southbound, no delays to tell you about. let's will be at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway from the braintree split into boston, still just about ten minutes, 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: get a check of your top stories this friday morning. police are searching for a gunman who opened fire in dorchester, narrowly missing a mother and her young son. the woman says she pulled over on the side of the road on geneva avenue. that's when shots rang out, hitting her car and nearly striking she and her six-year-old boy in the head. luckily neither of them was hurt. also there will be stepped-up
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today as police investigate a bomb threat. that threat says that this would happen today during school hours. police did do a full search of the school last night, but they believe the threat is a hoax. still, they're taking the matter seriously and taking precautions. and patriots' fans are hoping that tight end rob gronkowski will be ready to go for saturday's playoff game against the chiefs. gronk was not seen during thursday's practice, and according to reports he was at a hospital to receive treatment on his injured right knee. the injury report also lists his become as an issue. the patriots still remain hopeful he'll be on the fold come tomorrow. ism and that's not the only issue the patriots are dealing with. the team and chandler jones himself say they are focused on kansas city. this comes as the defensive end is apologizing for what he calls a "stupid mistake." 7's nicole oliverio is outside gillette stadium with more. nicole? >> nicole: well, jones is trying to put an end to any off-field distractions there may be before tomorrow's first playoff game.
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somebody told jones to go to the foxborough police department, although it's still not clear what medical help he needed. >> i made a mistake. >> nicole: chandler jones apologizing for whatever happened this weekend that led him to walking into the foxborough police department sunday morning, looking for help. >> i made a mistake, and each and every day all i can focus on is this kansas city game. i know that sounds competitive. myself. that's what it is right now, becoming the best i can be to help the team out. >> nicole: in this new report, police say jones got down on his knees and was stiff as a board but added that he was polite and cooperative. "it was quite evident that mr. jones was desperately seeking our assistance and he had certainly not committed any crimes." while jones was being evaluated, an officer went to his home to secure it. according to the report, "while
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smell of burnt marijuana." >> i understand your questions, but right now my main focus is just trying to hone in on kansas city. >> nicole: coach bill belichick briefly addressed the issue. >> there's nothing more important to me personally than the health and well-being of our players, staff and support people in the organization. >> nicole: when jones was asked if he apologized to his teammates, he was candid. >> i feel i need to apologize to everyone. >> nicole: police indicate this was a medical issue. according to the patriots, jones has been at all of the team practices and meetings this week. oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, a school in methuen is closed after a stomach virus spread to teachers and students. a cleaning crew will spend today and the rest of the weekend disinfected timony grammar school. school officials say the virus spread so quickly it led to a large number of ar senses on thursday. parents say it also left them on
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>> everybody's kind of a little shocked, a little unnerved. >> i hope my kids don't get sick. there's a little bit of everything going around. >> christa: and with school closed monday for the martin luther king, jr., holiday, crews will have four days now to disinfect before classes are set to start up again on tuesday. >> nancy: friends and family mourning the death of a new hampshire preschool teacher who was killed in a tragic accident. 31-year-old lori dawe was driving home from work on tuesday when she slid off the road during a snowstorm. police say she got out of her call to call for help when a jeep slipped on the same spot, slamming into her and pinning her underneath. her parents say they are heartbroken. >> she's our baby girl. we lost her so quickly, you know. she just never came home one night. >> i waited and waited. >> she was very giving and very loving, always had a smile.
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>> did so much for so many people. >> nancy: police say the 17-year-old driver of the jeep was not speeding or under the influence and that it was all just an accident. >> christa: people who were mistakenly charged twice thursday by the mbta's parking app are set to get refunds. according to the "globe," the mbta's pay-by-phone app automatically charged some customers too much following a software update on wednesday night. the glitch affected more than 8,000 people. so if you're one of them, get on that this morning. >> nancy: still ahead this morn, president obama has just one word for a possible michelle obama presidential run in the future. >> christa: also a dangerous fire is -- virus is spreading quickly across latin american and the caribbean and the action the department of disease control could take as early today. >> nancy: plus the response a
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>> chris: 5:40 on this friday morning. kids must be excited. a long weekend ahead of them. mid to upper 20s this morning. it's hardly a wind. it's on the cooler side, but comfortably cool. outdoor recess, temperatures running mid-30s to low 40s. mostly cloudy skies. we'll have that as the warm front continues to lift northbound. here is the storm we're tracking for tomorrow morning that. will deliver. quite a bit of rain in here for tomorrow morning. even some mix and some snowflakes certainly a possibility well north and west across the higher terrain. this is done by kickoff at gillette. more on the weekend forecast coming up. >> christa: take a look at what's trending today. it's not just the devil who wears prada. this church in taiwan was built
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say to attract female worshippers. >> nancy: what? look at that. are you serious? >> christa: no stereotypes here at all. the cinderella-like building stands 350 feet tall and is made of 320 pieces of glass. it's expected to open to visitors within the next few weeks. >> nancy: wow some brides to-be looking for a personalized experience, meantime can, now get one from "brides" magazine. the private access experience includes a tour of the magazine's new york headquarters and a 30-minute fashion consultation with one of the magazine's editors. here's the thing, it costs $12,500. some styling and other members of your party will cost you an extra $2,500. >> the three things that are certain in life -- death, taxes, and michelle is not running for president.
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there's in chance? the president telling a crowd in louisiana there will not be another obama running for the oval office any time soon. he says she will, however, remain active after his term ends, continuing her let's move campaign and working with military families. >> nancy: he seems pretty adamant about that. doesn't he? >> christa: i think so. i think they'll enjoy some time off together. >> nancy: definitely. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is up next. usually it's the police looking for someone, right? but this time one new york man is looking for an officer who helped him when he needed it the most. >> it's a close call for a woman and her little boy as shots ring out on this dorchester street. we will hear from her. >> christa: and water worries getting worse out in flint, michigan. what the state's governor is
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longer. ber healthy shape. , i can do. in the fiber aisle. >> christa: welcome back, everybody. it's friday. it's 5:45. we're trying to get your day started off on the right foot. >> nancy: here's what you need the know and go. here's chris. >> chris: thanks, nancy. the winds not nearly as strong as it was a couple days ago. temperatures milder, starting off mid to upper 20s this morning. look at these numbers or just letters. staying calm from bedford to boston to norwood down into plymouth.
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with us. 6mph breeze in worcester. 5 down across the cape. it's more comfortable to start mostly cloudy skies. that will be the case throughout the day, although it stays dry through this afternoon into the early evening hours. late overnight tonight, that will change as this storm system, which is a quick mover, will be working up the coastline and it will deliver us mainly a rain event for tomorrow and you can see some of this moisture backing in, taking place after midnight tonight. and there may be some patchy freezing rain north and west of 495 for a few hours after midnight tonight where this will transition over to some rain by early tomorrow morning. now, mid-to-late morning as we get this wind to bend more out of the north an we get some heavier bursts of precipitation, there could be some snow, especially across the higher terrain of worcester county and perhaps the southern new hampshire, but the coastline and for a lot of us, it's going to be all rain. it tapers off in the early afternoon. so we start the dry out as early as 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m.
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in, higher terrain of worcester county or up into southern new hampshire, maybe a coating to a couple inches of some slushy snow, but for the most part just dealing with wet roads the closer you get to the city of boston. mostly cloudy skies today. 36 to 40. so above freezing, and most of us above freezing overnight tonight. although north and west of 495, temperatures 29 to 32. there could be some patchy freezing rain. any rain freeze after midnight tonight, and tomorrow most of that rain is in the morning hours. we taper it off by early afternoon. once we taper it off and kick the winds out of the west, we start the dry it out, including in foxborough where temperatures at kickoff running into the upper 30s. tailgating, you get there at noon, 1:00, 2:00 p.m., there could be some patchy drizzle that's left over. 7 on 7 forecast, dry on sunday. sunday night through monday, some scattered snow showers working in. could drop another coating to an inch or two of snow. and then behind it, some real cold air with some staying power. >> christa: chris, thank you. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh.
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everyone. will be at the expressway northbound. volume building. traffic still moving. let's go to the maps because from the pike eastbound to the expressway southbound on the ramp, we actually have a disabled vehicle causeling some delays there. south of town, route 3, 24, 95 all looking good so far this morning. the pike back out to framingham, all green no major delays to tell you about there. north of town, your ride into town on 93 southbound from lawrence to woburn into boston, a little bit of she and go but no major delays to tell you about. route 1 looking good so far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times. 15 minutes on the expressway from the split slit into boston. into town on the pike, 128, 12 minutes. and so far this morning the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: happening now. police are searching for the gunman who opened fire, narrowly missing a woman and her young son. >> nancy: just terrifying this morning. that grateful mother is describing the scene as stray bullets hit their car as they
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7's jonathan hall is live on the streets where those shots rang out. >> jonathan: well, nobody hurt here, but boston police are investigating a very close call for one family here on geneva avenue in dorchester. this mom is from brockton. she was trying to get her son to the kfc to feed him but took a wrong turn and then pulled over. her s.u.v. was struck by three bullets. one came through a rear window and lodged in the windshield, whizzing right by a little boy's head and hers, as well. amber castaneda says she, her boyfriend and her six-year-old son jaxson are lucky to be alive this morning after this very scary incident on tuesday night. >> thank you, thank you, god, so much that it was not my time to go. i'm thanking him that my son is only, what, three foot two, not three foot five, because if he
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>> jonathan: nobody was hurt again. castaneda has five kids to take care of, and she says, hey, she didn't win the powerball this week, but she still feels lucky indeed. live in dorchester, jonathan hall, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jon, thank you. new this morning the governor of maine is staying put for now. the house of representatives in the state voted to indefinitely postpone a proposal to possibly impeach governor paul lepage. this comes after he made what some are calling racist comments while talking about the state's drug problem. those who support the palm beach county fire impeachment will hope the governor change his ways. >> nancy: a senior services officer after the job after an alleged stunt to get publicity. at press conference, the director introduced a program where students shovel snow for seniors, but take a look, this elderly woman standing by the mic turned out to actually be a man dressed up.
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the director resigned. >> christa: happening today, vice president joe biden beginning his mission to find a cure for cancer. biden who you see during the president's stoonon address will take part in a round table discussion with cancer experts at the university pennsylvania school of medicine. at tuesday night's state of the union, the president appointed the v.p. to head the effort on tackling the disease. biden's son beau died of brain cancer last year. >> nancy: duck boats are returning to seattle four months after a deadly accident. tours were shut down in september after a collision with a bus killed five and injured dozens. those duck boats will no longer cross the bridge where that deadly crash occurred. >> christa: new details on that drinking water crisis that's been going on for quite some time in flint, michigan. now the state's governor is asking the president to issue an emergency declaration that would make federal money available to provide clean drinking water. >> nancy: meanwhile, dozens of protesters rallied at the state
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they say he ignored flint's lead contamination problem for far too long. >> i am disappointed. it's been a slow response. and again, there's more that he can do. people are suffering and there's not enough resources here. >> nancy: this problem started when flint changed its water supply in 201420 try and save money. a year later high levels of lead have been found in children's blood. lead can cause developmental problems in children. meantime, protests are expected in chicago today after a judge released video of a deadly police involved shooting three years ago. up until wednesday night, the city had opposed releasing this video that shows a controversial shooting of 17-year-old cedric chapman. the officer who shot chapman says he thought the teen had a gun. it turned out to be a box. his family is suing for wrongful death. >> christa: checking news cross country, authorities in california shutting down a makeshift gun range that was
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they say someone dug this hole in a backyard and then they were taking target practice there. neighbors say they heard gunshots, didn't know where they were coming from. police wound up arresting one person. >> nancy: a man in new york trying the track down a police officer who helped him get a job. so james crawford is his name. he got lost on his way to a job interview. he says he thought the interview was at the airport, but it turns out it was actually at a car rental company near the airport. so when he came across the officer, the officer offered to drive him there, seeing how upset he was. the interview was about six miles away. >> i need this job. i want this. i got to be there. i got to be there by 1:00. i'll never make it. get in the car last. thing he said to me was, "good luck, god bless you." i said, "i owe you lunch." >> nancy: he wants the find that officer to follow through on the promise. the company who hired roberts
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the job was because they were so impressed seeing the officer do that for him. >> christa: now to 7 health cast. a virus in some latin american countries is spreading here in the u.s., especially for pregnant women. travel warnings to places like brazil and the caribbean are being put into place because of the zika virus. experts think it's spread by mosquitoes. it's relatively harmless for adults, but if a woman is pregnant and gets infected, it could lied to severe birth defects. >> death on the part of the baby soon after birth or a serious difficulty of brain function and cognitive function. >> christa: so far this a crisis in brazil. 3,500 babies in that country have been been with brain damage because of that virus. health officials are trying to work on making a vaccine. ism switching gears, a father from st. louis teaching his six-year-old son a tough lesson
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>> christa: i think this boy has game here because he knows some negotiating skills. >> nancy: yeah. >> christa: he asked his dad for an allowance to buy a toy, which is... the dad didn't say no. instead he wrote a rejection letter from dad savings and loan with the slogan: because apparently i look like i'm made out of money. >> nancy: very official looking. >> christa: the logo is a lion. isn't that funny? he says he can't give his son a $20 loan because he has a history of not doing his chores. the dad points his son to the complaint department, which happens to be mom's phone number. >> nancy: have mom deal with all that. $20 is a lot when you're six. that was my monthly allowance for doing the dishes, and i just saved up all that money. it felt so good. >> chris: it was great back in the day, you used to buy the baseball cards, basketball cards, go out there, still have my 1989 upper deck ken griffey, jr., rookie card out of that thanks to allowance.
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today. bought it in a pack, not individually either. temperatures close to 30 degrees. upper 30s to low to mid-40s tomorrow. we deal with rain in the morning, some mix north and west of the city of boston. best bet for snow tomorrow across ski country, guys. >> christa: i should have put my parents in touch with yours. they could have wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone
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hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away.
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will gronk be okay to play? >> nancy: the g.o.p. candidates sparring on stage. >> christa: there's a big question mark on your head. >> not only would i be disqualified, donaldj. trump would be disqualified. >> nancy: headed to new hampshire today after a heated debate. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's 6:00 on this 15th day of january. >> nancy:i'm christa delcamp. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen. >> christa: 65 days to spring, not 64. i miscounted. >> nancy: clarify that. >> chris: we'll forgive you on that one. we're always looking forward to warmer weather. even though we haven't had much of a winter so far this winter. i think last winter scarred everyone. it was a late start last winter, as well, so we're act us no to see what happens. 27 in boston. 22 in worcester. 20 in norwood. right now it's an easy morning day. we don't have much wind at all. so it's cool, but all in all not that uncomfortable as we have
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near the 20s, which is milder than what we've seen the last couple days. we'll keep the light winds around and we'll also keep in mostly cloudy skies, temperatures warming up by early this afternoon into the middle to upper 30s, if not even close to 40 south of boston. you look at this this evening. 7:00 p.m. it's still dry, but temperatures still above the freezing mark. now, late overnight tonight, this is after midnight, there could be some patchy freezing rain north and west of 495. some showers starting to work on in close to the city of boston. and that will really foreshadow the rain that's going to be working in for tomorrow morning. most of us half an inch to an inch of rain. some mixing well north and to the west. most of the precipitation north and west by this afternoon. >> christa: check out fast track traffic bright and early. there? >> danielle: here's the expressway. volume building. traffic still moving. that's a good sign. let's go to the map. from the braintree split into boston expressway, that drive up to 16 minutes so far this morning. no major issues south of town.
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4 you're slowing down a little bit as you approach 128 and 128 as you approach the expressway. the pike, no issues to tell you about back out the framingham. north of town this morning, 93 slowing down a little bit as you passes over 128 into woburn. route 1 looking good this morning. take a look at you drive times out the door. 18 minutes on the, pray from the split into boston. no delays on the pike. 13 minutes into boston. back to you. >> sick to my stomach. my knees felt like jell-o. >> nancy: a mother and son in the line of fire in boston. a terrifying close call when bullets fly through their car, just barely missing them. >> christa: they're talking to seven news about this scare. let's go to 7's jonathan hall. happened. jon? >> jonathan: christa, good morning. we're at geneva and bowden not boston police officer was shot in the leg a week ago. this happened tuesday.
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she heard pops. that's when she knew she was in trouble. >> i want the let people know i got lost. >> jonathan: she was bringing her little by to kfc, but now jaxson needs some tlc after a wrong turn and a scary night in dorchester. >> the first time that i noticed my car was hit was when i opened my eyes and i seen a bullet hole in the windshield. i just said, oh, my gosh, i have to get out of here. >> jonathan: amber castaneda says it happened tuesday night around 6:00 p.m. on geneva avenue. she says at least three shots hit her s.u.v., one anything right through a rear window, taking out some insulation in the ceiling and landing in the windshield of her car. she was with her boyfriend and her six-year-old. >> the officer said if he was two inches taller, it would have took his head off. >> jonathan: amber says boston police believe that stray bullet could have also hit her it came so close. >> the officer said inches,
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she says it had to have flown right by my face. when he told me that, sick to my stomach. my knees felt like jell-o. >> jonathan: jaxson just knows he was scared and he told his mom one thing. >> let's leave. >> thank you, thank you, god, so much, that it was not my time to go. >> jonathan: no one was hurt. castaneda says she believes there were witnesses who saw somebody run off from this shooting, however, there is no good description of that gunman. live in dorchester this morning, jonathan hall, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy:. >> christa: the patriots now just one day away from their first playoff game of the season. there is concern today over the health of rob gronkowski. the star tight end missing in action for the second time this week. so let's get the latest on the situation. you see 7's nicole oliverio. she's live this morning at gillette. and, nicole, it sounds like gronk could be dealing with a couple of different injuries here. >> nicole: that's right. the report came out yesterday,
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already-injured knee, it has mentioned a back issue, as well. the patriots set to take on a hot kansas city chiefs tomorrow in the a.f.c. divisional do it without their star tight end? >> whether he's resting or going to practice, we hope gronk's ready to go on saturday. this week, rob gronkowski was missing from practice. hospital yesterday getting an injection for his injured right knee. >> is gronk hiding from us during the media availability? >> that's the last one. i don't know about that. >> nicole: having their all-pro tight end banged up is no laughing matter. the pats are taking on the chiefs, who currently have an 11-game winning streak. new england has dropped four of their last six games and have been plagued by injuries. >> this team, no matter what, everybody comes out on that field, we're going to give everything we have. >> this is it. we're just trying to put
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trying to empty it out. >> nicole: and yesterday gronk was listed as "did not practice." the team and fans, though, remain hopeful that he'll be on the field here tomorrow. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: don't forget, you can stay with 7news on air and online for the pats' run through the playoffs. you can track the latest injuries updates, as well on whdh.com and on the 7news mobile and tablet app. >> nancy: happening today, there will be stepped-up security at chelsea high school as police investigate a bomb threat. the threat said it would happen today during regular office hours, school hours. police said did a full search of the school last night. officials believe the threat is likely a hoax, but they say they are still taking this matter very seriously. also right now, the west boylston public schools and police department investigating disturbing accusations against a teacher. school officials are not getting specific about what happened, but in a statement, they say there is "an allegation of
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toward a student at the west boylston middle high school. at the present time there is... this is an active police investigation. the statement goes on to say that the teacher has been removed from the school and will have no further contact with any students. >> christa: the race for the white house getting heated. >> the democrats are going to bring a lawsuit. >> i'm the not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> christa: tough talk from the rivals in the republican debate. ted cruz continues to climb in the polls. let's head out to new hampshire where several candidates are campaigning today. 7's victoria warren is tracking them for us. >> victoria: there are a lot of events in new hampshire. marco rubio starting things off in derry with an event at 8:30 a.m. all this on the heels of last night's debate, which was a little bit different. the first 19 minutes of the debate was donald trump-free.
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candidates are now taking aim at ted cruz. first g.o.p. debate of 2016 and some of the more heated moments were surprisingly trump-free. >> do you remember that, everybody? this was the question on entitlement, and the reason -- you already had your chance, marco. you blew it. >> victoria: new jersey governor chris christie taking that jab at senator marco rubio after rubio took aim at senator ted cruz in a lengthy listing of his senate votes where he accused him of flip-flopping. >> i appreciate you dumping your research folder on -- >> no, it's your record. >> victoria: recent polls put cruz in second place, making him a popular target for those below him and from donald trump. trump calling questions about cruz's citizenship a liability in the race. >> democrats are going to be bringing a suit. you have a big lawsuit over your head while you're running, and if you become the nominee, who the hell knows if you can even serve in office. so you should go out, get a
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>> i'll tell you, i'm not going to be taking legal advice from donald trump. >> you don't have to. >> victoria: the two men squaring off on what cruz call's new york values. >> everyone understands the values in new york city focus around money and the media and are socially liberal. >> victoria: but trump shot back, saying new york values are what he saw in the days he saw after the september 11th attack. >> two 110-story buildings come crashing down, and the people in new york fought and fought and fought. >> victoria: we have two weeks to go before the iowa caucuses. we're sure to see the candidates spending a lot of time both if iowa and here in new hampshire. live this morning in derry, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: vicki, thank you. one person who was not watching the debate was democratic front-runner. on "the tonight show" last night she told jimmy fallon she does not watch the republican debates.
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take a shot at donald trump. >> i tell you what, he's a lot more obsessed with me than i am with him. if i'm so fortunate to be the democratic nominee, obviously i'll run against whoever they nominate, but if it's donald trump, it will be quite the showdown. >> christa: they took snapchat videos and sent them to her followers. she also talked about how she gets tired on the campaign trails and digs her nails in her palm to keep herself awake. >> nancy: wow. >> christa: is they had fun last night. at 6:10, we have a report about children sick at school. so many students get ill at that a local grammar school has to shut down. ism and a dog going through thin ice in billerica. the race to get it back on solid ground. >> christa: and we have class act because it's friday. and we're happy to bring along this story about a 17-year-old helping to lift the spirits of children in a local hospital.
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just in time for the pats' game. i think we can do it tomorrow. it will be cool out there but drying off by kickoff. temperatures in the upper 30s. take a look at that wet morning forecast ahead. >> nancy: good morning. here's a look at route 39 as you head into boston. up in andover on 93 southbound, we have a new accident at gaston roadblocking the left lane. expect some delays there. the expressway, volume building. so far the "t" is on time this morning.
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no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter. mcdonald's all day breakfast menu. >> christa: i know my kids had a couple days of indoor recess this week it's been is cold, but hopefully they can get out and get out some of that energy. >> nancy: it's hard to be trapped inside, chris. >> chris: go inside, run
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and get it out before the long weekend, right? 27 degrees in boston. 20 in norwood. i'm sure the kids are pumped up about the three-day weekend ahead. 23 in worcester. 22 in plymouth. it's hard being cooped up, especially a couple mornings ago with strong wind and cold temperatures. it was tough to deal with. you had stinging cold outside. not the case this morning. wind 0 to 5mph. a light breeze and temperatures this morning warmer than what we've seen the last couple mornings. warmer relatively. relative term this new year in january. but mid-20s with little wind, not too bad outside. low pressure to the south of us. that's going to be tracking up the coastline. this is what we're watching for. late overnight tonight, this is past midnight into tomorrow morning, and you can see it's a quick-hitting storm, but it does deliver a slug of precipitation. most of it falling as rain. there's not a lot of cold air to work with. this type of setup can manufacture any snow. what you need is really heavy
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down some of the colder air a lot. that may be limited, but we culled see, especially the higher terrain of worcester county or perhaps close to southern new hampshire, southwestern new hampshire. if you get some bursts of some snow mixed in here, you may catch a coating to a couple inches where you see this pink shaded area. otherwise this is mainly a rain event. this is if you can get some heavy enough bursts to mix in with a little snow. the other thing we'll contend with tomorrow morning is a breeze. it will be strong along the southeast coastline. gusts 30 to 40mph down through the south shore, the cape and the islands, especially down through the cape and the islands. but the wind direction in the afternoon changing to the northwest and then to the west. that dries us out. so by 1:00, 2:00, this precipitation, this storm is over and done. with 36 to 40 this afternoon. tonight there could be a little bit of freezing rain north and west of 495 for a few hours. after midnight tonight, otherwise showers arriving after midnight, as well. so heading out for date night tonight, dinner and a movie, it's dry through midnight. then tomorrow we'll have the
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this afternoon. 7 on 7 forecast, minor accumulations with snow showers sunday night into early monday morning. otherwise the story next week, cold air back in place. >> christa: all right, bundle up. thanks, chris. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, nancy. good morning, everyone. happy friday to you. here's route 93 headed into boston. no major delays here. let's go to the map. we have two accidents to tell you about. one is in andover. this is a three-car accident blocking the left lane. this is 93 southbound at gaston road and in chelmsford, another the hill. two things to keep in mind, route 1 not looking bad, and 93, you saw that slowing a little bit as you head into somerville. from the split slit boo boston on the expressway northbound, that drive up to about 21 minutes this morning. route 24, route 3, south of town, 95 looking pretty good. the pike out to framingham mostly green. about. there let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the floor door. 18 minutes on the expressway
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into town on the the pike, no delays there. 12 minutes 93 southbound 128 to the zakim bridge. and so far this morning the "t" is on time. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. this morning we're so excited to introduce you to a senior from medway high school who is helping kids. >> christa: a teenager who has gone all out to making hospital stays for children a little brighter. this morning she's our class act. samantha duncan, how you doing? we want to award you with our class act for this week. what do you think? >> oh, my. >> christa: let me give you a hug. medway high school senior samantha duncan is always thinking of others, especially kids at boston children's hospital. she raised funds and donated 87 build-a-bears this year. >> even that little something can make someone's day so much brighter. >> christa: samantha knows the feeling. when she was younger she spent a lot of time at children's. she was diagnosed with a chronic digestive problem and remembers
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stuffed animal could be. >> just something to make you smile. i wanted other kids to have that feeling i had. >> she's a very giving person. it wouldn't surprise me that she wanted to do something. doing this for over 80 children is fantastic. >> christa: this is the second go-around for samantha. four years ago when she was in eighth grade, she donated 70 bears. the response was so positive she did it again, putting them together by hand. >> i had help with friends, so not as long as it would have taken me alone. >> i have a lot of students that do community service, but none that do it for themselves. for everybody else and just do it on their own. >> christa: and that's why samantha is a class act. >> i'm surprised and grateful and i hope it brings awareness and inspires more people to do similar projects and get involved with community service. >> christa: i just want to say that she was so incredibly cool,
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around the hallway trying to surprise her, as well. >> nancy: lurking. >> christa: lurking. she said it was easier to raise money this year for the bears because she had a go fund me page. >> nancy: good for her. if you know a student between 6th and 12th grade doing something outstanding in school, sports or their community, nominate them online at whdh.com. >> christa: still ahead at 6:20, chipotle trying to bounce back from that p.r. nightmare why customers gets sick. why it's closing its store for one day. >> nancy: and an nfl kicker who was criticized for missing a crucial kick in a playoff game meets the first grade student who showed him support when he needed it most. >> christa: and the most touching video you'll probably see all day. a boy reutilitied with his
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>> chris: 6:23 on this friday morning. good morning, everyone. today is quiet, close to 40 degrees this afternoon, but the cold air will be limited for tomorrow, and it looks like the rain will be widespread, about a half an inch to an inch of it. most of it in the morning, tapering off early in the afternoon. drying our for kickoff at ji. maybe a mix of snow across the higher terrain of worcester county and southern new hampshire. we'll talk more on that forecast coming up in a bit. >> nancy: chris, thank you. a woman in belmont a week away from trying to make history. becca pizzi is her name. she's trying to become first american woman to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. it all starts a week from tomorrow in antarctica of all places. pizzi signed autographs and says she loves some people view her as a role model. >> it's just to be a better person, be a better parent, be a better student in thinking that you might do, just to go out there and get it done.
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follow you. >> nancy: after running in about art car, pizzi will run in continents. >> christa: school kids encouraging an nfl player who missed a critical kick in last week's wild card game will get chance to meet him. >> mcdermott is the snapper, and the kick is no good. >> christa: we've been showing you. this blair walsh missed a 27-yard field goal with less than a minute to go giving the seattle seahawks the win and ending the vikings' season. some first grade students wrote him and drew pictures for him. they were hoping to encourage him. yesterday the vikings' kicker visited the classroom, cyberred autographed and thanked them for all their support. my heart. seriously that. cheered me up a lot. the fact that you guys would do that for me, somebody you never met, somebody you don't know, that's huge. you can help in certain times like these.
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really made a difference in his life this week. so he wanted to help brighten their day. >> nancy: that's so sweet. a silver lining. >> christa: it's so interesting. >> all right. happy day at the boston police department because of the special return of one of their own. details ahead. >> christa: also ahead, you might have been caught up in that crash yesterday morning inside the o'neill tunnel. some serious back-up. look at that. the crash was caught on camera. we'll share more with you coming up. >> nancy: plus new video of another controversial police shooting in chicago. that city's mayor now
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>> nancy: chandler jones with a message to fans. >> i made a stupid mistake. >> christa: an unexpected apology before the pats' playoff push. >> nancy: also students sick to their stomachs, forcing one local school to shut its doors. >> christa: and it tied up the
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now we're seeing the dangerous drive inside the o'neill tunnel. >> nancy: and the local teen working to get britney spears as a prom date. why he may have a good chance. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism how about that? 6:30 on this friday morning. good morning to you. i'm nancy chen. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. if you're headed off to gillette for a little tail tailgating, you might want to bring along something to keep the wings from getting soggy. >> chris: food first, and then you think of yourself after. 27 in boston right now. 20 in norwood. 22 in plymouth. winds very light. so it's a nice, calm start to the morning. those 20-degree temperatures don't feel all that bad considering there's no wind. mostly cloudy skies throughout the day, but staying dry throughout today. temperatures rebounding into the 30s. mid to upper 30s on average this afternoon. even a few low 40s south of the city, even this evening, early this evening, temperatures
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late overnight tonight, this is after midnight, patchy freezing rain possible north and west of 495. and for the rest of us, showers beginning to work in. there will be steady rain out there tomorrow morning, no question about that, even into term afternoon hours. so tailgating early, noontime, 1:00 at gillette. still some light rain, but by kickoff, we start the dry out. we'll talk more on this storm in a few. >> nancy: chris, thank you. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thank you, nancy. let's head outside. this is a look at route 93 headed into boston. no major delays here. go to the maps. a couple accidents to tell you about. this is andover, a three-car accident. this is 93 southbound at dascomb roadblocking the left lane. we have another accident in chelmsford. this is route 3 southbound at drum hill. the rest of your drive into town on 93, a little stop-and-go. route 1 not looking bad this morning. from the braintree split into boston on the expressway, that drive up to 22 minutes. in kingston, a new accident.
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there. the pike mostly green from framingham into boston this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 20 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. no major delays into boston. if you're taking the "t" this morning, we have minor delays on the red line. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get a check on your top stories this friday. police are searching for the gunman who opened fire in dorchester, narrowly missing a mother and her young son. the woman says she was inside gunfire hit her car, nearly striking boat she and her six-year-old in the head. luckily neither of them was hurt, though. the gloves came off between donald trump and ted cruz during last night's republican debate. up until last night, the two had pretty much avoided attacking one another, but trump managed to question cruz's natural-born citizenship status and presidential eligibility. cruz struck back with a shot involving trump's mother, who was born in scotland.
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tight end rob gronkowski will be ready to go for saturday's playoff game against the chiefs. he missed two practices this week, and the injury reports issues with both his knee and his back. the pats remain hopeful, though, he'll be on the field come torment. only concern. chandler jones saying sorry for the incident last weekend that landed him in the hospital. 7's nicole oliverio is live at apology. >> nicole: jones saying sorry for what has been an off-the-field distraction all week long inch that police report, it says someone told him to go to the p.d., although it's unclear who that person was. >> i made a mistake. >> nicole: chandler jones apologizing for whatever happened this weekend that led him walking into the foxborough police department monday morning looking for help. >> i made a mistake. each and every day my biggest...
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focus on is kansas city. i know that sounds competitive. it sounds like i'm repeating myself. that's what it is right now, becoming the best i can be to help the team out. >> nicole: in this new report, police say jones got down on his knees and was stiff as a board but added that he was polite and cooperative. "it was quite evident that mr. jones was desperately seeking our assistance and he had certainly not committed any crimes." while jones was being evaluated, an officer went to his home to secure it. according to the report, "while in the house, he noticed the smell of burnt marijuana." >> are you in any trouble with substance questions? >> i understand your questions, just trying to hone in on kansas city. >> nicole: coach bill belichick briefly addressed the incident. >> there's nothing more the health and well-being of our players, staff and support people in the organization. asked if he apologized to his teammates, he was candid. >> i feel i need to apologize to
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>> nicole: police indicating that this was a medical issue. according to the team, jones has been to all the practices and meetings this week. we're live at gillette, nicole england." >> christa: a school in meth win is closed after a stomach and students. a cleaning crew will spend today and the rest of the weekend disinfected timony grammar school. officials there say the virus spread quickly and led to a huge number of absences on thursday, and parents say this whole thing is also left them on edge. >> everybody is a a little shocked, a little unnerved. >> i hope my kids don't get sick. there's a little bit of everything going around. >> ?oo with school closed monday through the martin luther king holiday, crews will have four days to disinfect before classes are set to start up again on tuesday. >> nancy: hundreds of students in sandwich evacuate from school yesterday after smoke from the heating unit on the roof began pouring into the building. fire crews were on the scene the find the source of that smoke. we're told one student was taken
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inhalation. and we're getting a look this morning at the crash that caused big back-ups on 93 during yesterday morning's commute. take a look here. that driver losing control, smashing right into the wall inside the o'neill tunnel, the two right lanes were blocked. thankfully there were no serious injuries. >> meaghan: firefighters rushing to the rescue in billerica when a dog falls through thin ice. they found this black dog half-way submerged in the water at the vietnam veterans park. so they used some special suits. they were able to reach the dog and pull it to safety. look, he's getting warmed by the wood stove there. one of the firefighters took off his own colt to help warm him up, as well. >> nancy: looks cozy. there and swat cat reporting back for duty. boston police's beloved mascot that disappeared last month is back home. the fuzzy 5-0 cat returned back to the base in roxbury yesterday morning. the officers say she did lose some weight, but otherwise she seems healthy. so she just wanted to go out for
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>> christa: she had to get away from the job. a little stressful maybe. 6:36 and a bay state teen reaching out to a pop star. his social media campaign to bring britney spears to the prom. >> nancy: also next month every chipotle will close for several hours. we'll explain what's happening. >> christa: and a heartwarming reunion of a boy and his dog coming up. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy friday to you. here's route 93 as you head into boston. we have an accident in andover on 93 southbound at dascomb road. that's a three-car crash. and in kingston on route 3 southbound also keeping an eye on the accident. if you're taking the "t" this morning, minor delays on the red
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>> nancy: a teenager in massachusetts hoping for a superstar prom date. >> christa: a boy from agawam says he has been a fan of britney spears since he was two and he started a social media campaign to ask her to his prom coming up in april. he says she inspired him and really helped him to come out to his family and friends. he's also met britney three times and he says even if she can't attend, he would love if she merely responds to his invitation. >> nancy: all right.
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boy is reunited with his dog after it had been missing for a month. >> who is that? >> chief? chief! >> it just breaks your heart, doesn't it? he burst into tears as the dog licked the boy's face. the dog was gone for a month when he was found safe and sound a few blocks away at a neighbor's house. come on, boy, take 'em down. make america great get crushed every time >> christa: this is being dubbed the official donald trump jam. these girls sang the song before a trump rally this week in florida. so they seem to be a hit. not clear if this will become the g.o.p. front-runner's
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>> nancy: it certainly stays in your head. if nothing else. >> christa: it stands out, doesn't it? >> nancy: know and go is up next with all the day's top stories. security stacked up at a chelsea school today. we'll tell you why. >> christa: also another controversial police shooting that was caught on camera. with deadly results. imalso how a new mosquito-borne virus is putting pregnant women and their becamies at risk and the action this c.d.c. could take today. >> reporter: live at gillette, some patriots without their star
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> reporter: a mother and son drive into danger on a dorchester street. bullets strike their s.u.v. and nearly hit them inside. >> reporter: the pats run toward a repeat start starts tomorrow, but gronk's injuries problems back in the spotlight. >> reporter: and ted cruz under fire. the g.o.p. candidate taking aim and not holding back at the latest debate. >> christa: headed enter a listening holiday weekend, and it' time on this friday for know and go with the day's top stories. ism we start with traffic and weather. here's chris. >> chris: good morning, nancy. good morning, everyone. not quite as cold with temperatures running into the
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27 degrees in the city of boston. these numbers throughout the day slowly rising up as we get into this afternoon. 2 wind speeds continuing to be on the light side. calm in a lot of suburbs. only 3mph in the city of boston. that makes a huge difference this time of year. only in the 20s with very little wind. mostly cloudy skies. that will prevail today, but numbers this afternoon bouncing back up mid-30s to near 40 degrees. then our attention turns to this storm with plenty of moisture that's going to be working from the southeast and off the carolina coastline and into new england. that will bring rain tomorrow morning. further north and west, there may be pockets of wet snow mixed in, but even the hilly terrain of worcester county into southwestern new hampshire, a coating to perhaps a couple inches of snow, that should be about it as an area of low pressure passes to the east of us. we start the dry out in the afternoon. the rain shutting off between
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this after about an inch of rain. it's dry at kickoff at gillette tomorrow. temperatures close to 40 degrees in the afternoon. some snow showers early monday. oherwise cool. >> nancy: time now for fast track traffic. how are things looking out there. >> danielle: not too bad. a couple incidents to tell you about. traffic starting to slow down. let's take a closer look at that accident. 93 southbound at dascomb road. there shortly. the rest of your ride on routed route 16. from the braintree split boo boston expressway, that drive 22 minutes. you're hitting the breaks at granite avenue. this is in kingston at route 3 southbound. this at main street. take a look at the pike, no delays from 495 into framingham. stop and go, from 128 into boston, take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out this morning. 20 minutes on the expressway.
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into town on 93 southbound, from 128, 15 minutes. you're taking the "t," still minor delays on the red line. back to you, guys. >> christa: this morning a mother and her young son are st thankful to be alive after a very close call. stray bullets flew through their car and barely missed them. this all happened when they made a wrong turn in dorchester. >> nancy: the shooter is still out there. 7's jonathan hall is live with their story. >> jonathan: nancy and christa, boston police are investigating a very close call for this family here on geneva avenue in dorchester. a brockton mom says she was trying to get to the kfc for her little boy, but she took a wrong turn and pulled over. her s.u.v. was struck by three bullets. one came right through a rear window and lodged in the windshield, whizzing right by a little boy's head. that mom's, as well. amber castaneda says she, her boyfriend and her six-year-old son jackson are lucky to be alive this morning following this scary incident tuesday
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>> it went over my child's head. right past my right ear and basically past my face. he started crying right away. he said, mama, get out of here. he said, mama, i want to go home. >> jonathan: no one was hurt. castaneda says she has five kids to take care of, and even though she didn't win the powerball this week, she still feels pretty lucky. we're live in dorchester, jonathan hall, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the patriots just one day away from their first playoff game of the season. there is some concern over the health of rob gronkowski. the star tight end missioning in action for a second time this week. 7's nicole oliverio live at gillette with his injuries. any dole, a lot of fans are worried about this one. >> you can imagine why. we have just been plagued by injuries. and having gronk back made the team feel better about their playoff chances. however, for the past two days, gronkowski has not been at practice. he was listed on the report
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with his back, and the back issue is actually new. now, it's being reported that gronk was at boston hospital yesterday getting an injection in his injured right knee. that injury happened last november against the broncos. of course the team and fans remain hopeful that he'll be able to play tomorrow afternoon. now, while all this is going on, of course, there was that off-field distraction and defensive player chandler jones is saying he is sorry, although he's not saying much else about what led him to lock -- walk himself to the foxborough police department on sunday. police are saying he was there for a medical issue, but it was also noted in the report that an officer who went to secure his home smelled burnt marijuana. now, jones wouldn't comment on that. he only said that he's focused on the chiefs, but he wanted to apologize and also mention that he apologized to his teammates. of course, fans hoping that none of these distractions and none of these injuries put the pats'
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who have an 11-game winning streak going into tomorrow's game. that's the latest live from gillette. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: nicole, thank you. stay with 7news on air and online. you can track the pats' latest injury updates on 7news.com as well as on the mobile app. >> christa: police investigate a bought threat to chelsea high school that. threat said all of this would unfold today during school hours. police conducted a full search of the school last night. likely a hoax but say they're still taking precautions and taking the matter very seriously. and west boylston public school department, the police investigating disturbing accusations against a teacher. school officials are not getting specific about what happened, but in a statement, they said there is "an allegation of improper behavior by a teacher toward a student at the west boylston middle high school. at the present time this is an active police investigation." that statement goes on the say
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from the school and will have no further contact with any students. >> nancy: the gloves coming off in the race for the white house. donald trump and ted cruz exchanging jabs in last night's debate. other g.o.p. candidates join in, as well. 7's victoria warren live in new hampshire where several candidates are campaigning today. >> there are a lot of events today in new hampshire. marco rubio kicking things off with an event here. at 8:30 a.m., this after last night's debate, and it seemed that a lot of the candidates at last night's debate are now taking aim at ted cruz. >> i would note that the birther theories that donald has been relying on, some of the more extreme ones insist that you must not only be born on u.s. soil, but have two parents born on u.s. soil. under that theory, not only would i be disqualified, dusm would be disqualified. >> if you become the nominee, who the hell knows if you can
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>> jobs and growth. >> in a change of pace, the first 19 minutes of the debate was donald trump-free and ted cruz was put on the defensive, especially when marco rubio gave a play-by-play of cruz's senate votes, calling him a flip-flopper. >> ted cruz, you used to say you supported doubling the number of green cards. now you say you're against it. you used to support a 500% increase in the number of guest workers. now you say you're against it. >> at least half of the things marco said are flat-out false. >> let me interrupt you. >> and there are two weeks to go until the iowa caucuses, and so we are sure to hear a lot more of this back h and-forth between the candidates. and we'll see more attack on donald trump and probably more attacks on ted cruz, especially if his poll numbers continue to put him into second place. new hampshire today. the first one here in derry.
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a.m. live this morning in derry, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> vicki, thank you. friends and family mourning the death of a new hampshire preschool teacher. 31-year-old lori dawe was driving home from work on tuesday when she slid off the road during a snowstorm. police say she got out of her car to call for help when the jeep slipped on the same spot, slamming into her and pinning her underneath. her parents say they are heartbroken. >> she's our baby girl. we lost her. she just never came home one night. >> i waited and waited. >> lore -- lori was very giving and very loving, always had a smile. >> beautiful heart. >> did so much for so many people. >> nancy: police say the 17-year-old driver of the jeep was not speeding or under the influence. it was just a tragic accident. >> christa: a virus in some
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spreading concerns here in the u.s., especially for women who are pregnant. travel warnings to places like brazil and the caribbean are being put into place because of the zika virus. experts think it's being spread by mosquitoes. this is a crisis in brazil. 3,500 babies have been born with brain damage because of this virus. health officials say they're currently working on a vaccine for it. >> nancy: protests are expected in chicago today after a judge released this new video of a deadly police involved shooting from three years ago. the officer who shot the 17 year old says he thought he had a gun. it turned out to be a box. up until wednesday night, the city had opposed releasing this video. that has people calling into question the mayor's recent pledge to be more transparent. >> as it relates the material in an investigation, that policy for the city has always existed, which is you don't do anything to hamper an investigation. we're in the middle of
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policy, which is transparency in letting that material out. >> nancy: the teen's family is filing a wrongful-death suit. >> christa: chipotle closing all its stores for a few hours next month for a company-wide meeting to talk about food safety in response to outbreaks of norovirus and e. coli that shut restaurants down in several states. one of those outbreaks happened at a boston chipotle, as well. >> let's do one final check of weather with chris. >> chris: good morning, nancy. mostly cloudy skies through the day. temperatures upper 30s this afternoon. we dry out just in time for kickoff tomorrow, drying out between noon and 2:00 p.m. this storm that's mainly rain in southern new england will be snow across northern new england. big ski weekend up north. weather working out just fine up that way. rain, about half an inch to an inch mostly tomorrow morning. >> christa: have a great friday and weekend and long holiday weekend if you have monday off. thanks for watching. i'm christa dell -- delcamp. >> nancy: i'm nancy chen. "today in new england" returns with your latest news and
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