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claims responsibility for that atta. >> sarah: breaking overnight, man dies in a house fire. what was inside the home that made it difficult for firefighters. >> christa: and a gunman opening fire inside a busy, crowded "t" station before the commute. now a look at the scene moments after this shooting happened. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. another chilly start, especially if you're out there waiting for the "t" or the bus or what have you. here's chris lambert. >> chris: temperatures this morning similar to what they were yesterday morning. the wind not quite as strong, but still active out there. 21 in boston. 15 in worcester. 20 degrees down into plymouth. take a look at system of the wind-chill factors running close to about 0 degrees out into worcester county, it's coldest right now, and wind speeds will be consistent as we go throughout the morning hours, even enter the early afternoon, i do expect temperatures to only top off close to 30 degrees. but we'll have those wind-chill
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about 15 or 20. so a breezy, windy start. the breeze will continue throughout the day. 3 degrees this afternoon. so temperatures just a little bit warmer compared to what we had yesterday afternoon -- 30 degrees. we'll see diminishing winds early this evening. setting the stage, cold air for a potential snowstorm over the weekend. more on that to come. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's take a look outside. here's the expressway as you pass the gas tank. no major delays yet. traffic flowing nicely. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston on the expressway northbound. that drive now just nine minutes. south of town, no issues to tell you about, route 3, 24, 95 all looking good so far this morning. the pike out to framingham all green. heading eastbound on the pike this morning, northbound 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 enter boston, looking good so far. so is route 1. take a look at the drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway
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17 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far this morning the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. ism breaking news. taliban militants owned fire at a university in pakistan killing at least 19 people. video shows the heavy police and military presence, exchanging gunfire with the attackers earlier. the gunmen took some students and faculty hostage. the pakistani army says four gunmen have been killed. the university amped up security after authorities warned them of a possible attack today. the pakistani taliban was also responsible for an attack in 2014 at an army-run school that killed more than 150 people, mostly children. >> christa: also breaking overnight, firefighters investigating a deadly house fire in scituate. a man inside the home on edith holmes drive was killed. that house was known to be filled with clutter, which could have made things difficult for firefighters trying to fight those flames. >> sarah: right now the search
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fire inside a busy "t" station, wounding two people. >> christa: during the evening commute last night. both are now in the hospital. we're getting a look, as well, at some cell phone video from right after that shooting. let's head out to the maverick "t" stop this morning where it all happened. here's 7's victoria warren. vicki, good morning. christa. one of the passengers captured this cell phone video and describes really a terrifying situation, saying there was a fight on the train and then as the train was stopping here, all of a sudden there were gunshots. two men ended up in the hospital and another man was seen running away. gunshots on a blue line platform. this cell video shows two victims left lying on the ground bleeding. >> as the train was coming in, the doors opened, and all you heard was boom, boom, boom. >> first instinct was one of fear, you know, is this a public shooting. >> everybody got down, and there was two guys on the platform. >> victoria: it happened at
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around 3:00 p.m. mbta police say two men started fighting on the train. when the train stopped, one man got off and the other opened fire while he was still on the train. then they stay the suspect ran off, still shooting. that's when the second man was hit. >> people were trying to run back on the train to get away from the gunfire, and then people just started dispersing everywhere. it was insane. >> victoria: for hours the station was closed, commuters left using buses. sources say one man was shot in the back, the other over his eye. police say they believe the two men involved in the original fight knew each other. the shooter took off running. >> i looked at him and it was a question of whether he was going to come in our direction enter our car, and then he ran up the stairs. >> victoria: the two men who were shot were breakthrough to the hospital. they remain in the hospital where they're recovering. their injuries are dribbed as non-life-threatening. mbta police continue searching for the suspect.
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boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism new details in the search for 12 marines missing after a helicopter crash in hawaii. the coast guard announcing the search has been called off. the two helicopters collided in midair off the hawaiian coast last thursday. since then crews have searched an area roughly the size of florida but have come up empty. one of those marines on board was 23-year-old christopher orlando from hingham. the coast guard says the decision the call the search off without finding those men is particularly difficult in this case. >> christa: happening today, students from more than a dozen schools in massachusetts headed back to class after a series of bomb threats. 7's jennifer eagan is live this morning at arlington high school. en, we understand the f.b.i. is still investigating this case. is that right? >> jennifer: christa, that's right. f.b.i., they're working with state and local police. they want to know who was behind these bomb threats. 15 schools in massachusetts
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weymouth, taunton in boston just to name a few. according to state police, some of the bomb threats were made by phone. of those some were made through automated calls. investigators aren't revealing what was said in those calls, but arlington's chief says the caller here claimed there would be explosives in backpacks and a shooter outside. the threats were unfounded, but arlington's chief has a warning for the person or people behind them: >> those that are responsible for these threats are committing serious felonies, disrupting learning in communities throughout this commonwealth, and i have a high degree of confidence they will be identified and prosecuted for the felonies they're committing. i look forward to meeting them. >> jennifer: this is actually the second time in less than a week that arlington has had to deal with a school threat. arlington catholic received a threat on friday, as did six other schools in the state. it's all under investigation right now. we're live in arlington this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: now to the race for
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several republican candidates will campaign in new hampshire today. jeb bush, chris christie, ted cruz, general case, and marco rubio will all make stops. christie, kasich and rubio will each address the new hampshire house of representatives. as for front-runner donald trump, he's hitting the campaign trail with sarah palin today after receiving her endorsement. the big announcement coming less than two weeks before the iowa caucus. 7's nancy chen joins us with more on how this could help trump. >> nancy: hey, sarah, good morning to you. a familiar face, palin showed up ready to go. she took the stage and endorsed donald trump but also reminded many about her own run back in 2008. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> nancy: sarah palin is back on the campaign trail in iowa, and she's throwing her support behind donald trump. >> mr. trump, you're right, look back there in the press box. heads are spinning. media heads are spinning. this is going to be so much fun. >> nancy: palin saying she's
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>> they wanted to duck and hide. they didn't want the talk about them up. in fact, they've been wearing this political correctness kind of like a suicide vest, and enough is enough. these issues that donald trump talks about have to be debated. >> nancy: and she wasn't shy nations. >> some of their skirmishes that have been going on for centuries where they're fighting each other and yelling allah akbar, calling jihad on each other's head forever and ever. let them duke it out and let allah sort it out. >> nancy: palin says donald the war on terror. >> are you ready for a commander-in-chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis' [bleeped]. >> nancy: the endorsement is seen as a blow to ted cruz. cruz said, "i love sarah palin. without her support i wouldn't be in the senate.
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2016, i will always be a big fan." this morning donald trump is happy to have her support. >> this is a woman from day one i said, if i ever do this, i have to get her support. she feels it. she understands it better than everybody, and sarah, on behalf of myself, my family and the country, i want the thank you very much. thank you, darling. thank you. >> nancy: this endorsement could be the key for trump in iowa. right now he and ted cruz are locked in a very close fight. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: so in the democratic race, a new poll finds bernie sanders' lead up in new hampshire is growing. he has 60% support compared to hillary clinton's 33%. the new hampshire primary meantime coming up february 9th. former president bill clinton is up in the granite state as well campaigning. >> sarah: boston mayor marty walsh says the city is as strong as it's ever been. >> christa: during his state of the city last night he touted boston's successes. >> all major crime went down by 9%.
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the while arrests dropped by 15%, as well. ly send a budget to the city council that increases school funding. the future will be greater than any one of us could ever imagine. >> christa: the mayor also says g.e.'s decision to move its headquarters to boston shows the city is a magnet for talent and investment. don't forget, tomorrow night it's the governor's turn. charlie baker will deliver his first state of the state address. you can watch it at 7:30 here on nbc. >> sarah: and we're just getting started on this busy wednesday morning. still ahead on "today in new england." he's known for action hero roles on the big screen, but no uh oscar winner jamie foxx is being called a real-life hero. how he saved man's life. >> christa: oh, boy, broncos, they have started the trash talk already. the one word being used by a couple players to describe tom brady. >> chris: a lot of cold, a lot of wind over the last couple days that. will continue today, although not quite as windy or cold. otherwise we watch the storm potential over the weekend.
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into sunday morning. track critical to what we get. we'll talk more about that on the wind and celestial flood threat coming up. >> danielle: good morning to you. here's the expressway. traffic moving nicely. ten minutes from the braintree split into boston. you're taking the "t," it's on time so far this morning.
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>> christa: luckily no ice scraping today. i just have to say, danielle gersh was caught without an ice scraper, was using her credit card and a swiffer, too. >> chris: at least the last snowstorm we had was nice and fluffy so you could switch that stuff off with a swiffer. the credit card thing will take a while, small credit card, big windshield, a lot of work to do.
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21 in boston. 15 in worcester. 20 in plymouth and, yes, at least it's a dry start this morning. no swiffing the car off this morning. minus 3 the wind-chill factor in worcester. 5 in boston. cold start. winds still active out of the west-northwest, close to 20mph in boston out through worcester. those are sustained winds. at times we've seen gusts over 30 still this morning. so not quite as windy yesterday, but still a wind to be sure. you look to the west of us. temperatures very similar. so i don't see the air mass changing up a whole lot here the next few days. we'll do better than the mid-20s of yesterday. we'll climb up near 30 degrees this afternoon. an we'll hold near 30 throughout the rest of the week. upper 20s, lower 30s this afternoon. wind-chills running 15 to 20. mostly clear tonight. back into the teens and the suburbs. low 20s in the city of boston. not as windy overnight tonight. a slight breeze tomorrow, but not even as strong as what it will be today. temperatures once again bouncing lower 30s.
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over the weekend. this is not the storm. this in the ohio valley, that will fade off to the south and east. so we're not going to see anything out of that. we're watching energy that just entered the pacific northwest. this is going to dive off to the south and into the east. it's going to reach down into the gulf coast, grab plenty of moisture, and there's plenty of instability to set up is favorable for a powerful storm to form. and there's little doubt there will be massive ocean storm, nor'easter down through the mid atlantic states. in fact, you get from philly back through baltimore, d.c., northern virginia, likely getting hammered here with a major coastal flooding from the mid atlantic. the question is how far north this will track. if it tracks a little further off to the north an east, you can bring in significant snow england. if it's just a little bit flatter and goes more toward the east versus the northeast, then you see minimal snow and wind impact. although even with the track off to the south and east, i do
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coastal flooding. the reason for, that we'll have some gusty northeasterly breezes in here with the high tide running in saturday night and again on sunday morning. so gusts to 50 certainly a possibility down through the cape and the islands. so we'll have to keep an eye on that. again, the further north that tracks, the better chance for widespread heavier snow. thinking likely seeing some of the higher totals south of the mass pike. essentially from boston to worcester, points south, best bet of a powerful snow by sunday morning. >> sarah: a big-name star is joining those who are upset with the oscars. actor george clooney is now calling for change. for the second year in a row, not one african american received a nomination. in a statement to variety, clooney said the problem isn't only with the nominating process but also making roles available to minority actors, particularly in quality films. >> christa: another hollywood drama. witnesses say that actor and singer jamie foxx rushed to the
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involved in this horrible crash. here's 7's nancy chen back with us with that story. nancy? >> nancy: christa, this is just incredible. played out kind of like a hollywood movie. this crash happened right in front of jamie facebook's home. the actor said he heard the crashed and rushed outside. >> as the flames come into the cabin, i lean back, but i think what it did is it hit his leg, which made him extend. >> nancy: actor jamie foxx embraced the father of the man he pulled from a burning truck monday night, likely saving his life. >> i think we all hope we can do something when the time is ther, but the question is do we act or do we fear for our own lives, and he did not. >> nancy: police say 33-year-old brett carl was speeding and driving under the influence when he swerved off the road and hit a drainage ditch, causing his struck to flip several times. it came to a stop in front of fox's mansion in los angeles and then burst into flames. >> as i'm getting him out, i said, you got to help me get you
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i said, you got angels around you. >> nancy: the man's family calls foxx an angel. the oscar winner is humble about his actions. >> i don't look at it as heroic. i just had to do something. you know, it all just worked out, man. >> nancy: brad kyle went to foxx's home tuesday to see the scene of the accident. the actor brought him inside and showed him surveillance video of the crash. >> i just kept watching it and going, my god, my god, he didn't have to do a thing. >> nancy: foxx says another driver who happened to be a paramedic also stopped to help. the two men were able to cut the driver's seat belt and pull him from that burning wreck. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: how eloquent was his father? >> sarah: and just so grateful. i mean, what an amazing story. >> christa: and it's true, not everybody can do that or will. >> sarah: no, i no. all right. coming up next on 7news, not so fast.
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marty walsh should cancel a proposed indycar race. >> christa: also two new develops surrounding that zika virus. where more cases are being reported in the u.s. and what the c.d.c. is doing for pregnant
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>> chris: 5:23 on this wednesday morning. good morning. 21 in boston. 15 in worcester. 20 in plymouth right now. the winds still active at times gusting to 30mph. wind-chill factors into the single digits if not below zero in worcester right now. not quite as cold or windy as yesterday. but still a cold breeze. getting the kids ready for school certainly means winter ger this morning. mostly sunny skies this afternoon. breeze at times gusting near 30mph. should reach the mid-20s by lunchtime. even close to 30 degrees by early to mid-afternoon by the
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school. all right. storm headlines, if we get snow saturday afternoon into sunday morning. tough to determine the amount. more coming in, in weather. >> now time for sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: the patriots and broncos ready to square off in denver for the right the represent the a.f.c. in the super bowl. you have to go back to 2012 to find the last a.f.c. championship game that did not include either of these two model franchises. with hall of fame quarterbacks leading the way in new england and denver, the pats and broncos are the top two seeds. the patriots in the a.f.c. title game for a fifth straight year, the broncos in their second in three years. the pats hoping for a better outcome this sunday, though, than the last time these two teams met in the nfl's version of the final four. when the patriots take the field this sunday in denver, they will be without veteran linebacker jerod mayo, who landed on injured reserve yesterday for the third straight season. this time with a shoulder issue.
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the position behind jamie collins and dont'a hightower. bruins in montreal looking for redemption after getting embarrassed in the winter classic. max talbot breaking away. mike condon makes the initial save, but talbot sticks with it. forces the turnover here and scores his second goal of the season. 1-0 bruins. the habs tie it up in the second, but patrice bergeron has the answer. watch bergeron slide it past a diving condon for the game-winning goal. bruins crush montreal 4-1, their second straight win over the habs at the bell centre. celtics in toronto taking on the second-place raptors, a team that has won five straight. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >>. >> christa: of course, we're all getting ready for sunday's a.f.c. championship game. for one family in colorado, it's the latest edition of a sibling rivalry. >> sarah: the wiebe her's named their first son brady after the pats won the super bowl in 2005. two years later they had their
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after the colts won the championship. so while peyton is obviously rooting for the hometown broncos, older brother brady roots for the pats. >> we definitely already have four underneath our belt and he has how many, i forgot to count. >> two. >> oh, yeah, that's right. >> oh, yeah, well the patriots... >> yeah, nice comeback. >> christa: oh, brotherly love. tell? >> sarah: so peyton manning only has one super bowl ring, not two, though. brady says he'll only watch sunday's game downstairs with his parents and brother if they have food. he says if denver does beat new england, he'll root for the broncos in the super bowl. so there you go. >> christa: he goes where the food is. he knows where it's at. >> sarah: grandma always said, a way to a man's heart... >> christa: a way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. let's be clear about that. 5:26. still to come, one broncos
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brady a crybaby and another player is stirring the pot. how he's describing the pats' q.b. ahead of the game. >> sarah: and we're staying on the top of breaking news overseas. pakistani police say 19 people have been killed in an attack at a university. the taliban now taking
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wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody
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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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>> sarah: breaking news, a university under attack in pakistan. the latest on the death toll and of those victims. >> one broncos player trash talking ahead of sunday's a.f.c. championship game. the one word he's now using to describe tom brady. >> sarah: and under fire for the flint water crisis, the governor of michigan releases a plan to fix the problem. england." >> christa: thanks for waking wednesday morning. 5:30. i'm christa delcamp.
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possibly we could get some snow this weekend. >> christa: and, chris, i think this model is looking good if you don't love the snow. >> chris: we did see a southern shift in the track from yesterday into today, but it's still far enough north where we have to keep an eye on this, and i do expect some snow with the highest risk for more snow the further south of massachusetts you go. 21 in boston, 15 in worcester. the story this morning the wind once again. gusting to about 30mph. driving those wind-chill factors down into the single digits. so it's a cold start. not quite as cold or windy as yesterday, but cold and breezy overall with winds gusting to 30mph. temperatures close to 30 degrees this afternoon. high risk for a major snowstorm and major coastal flooding essentially from new jersey, back through the mid atlantic. the risk in southern new england, call it a slight risk for the best chance of more significant snow over southeastern mass, rhode island and connecticut. we'll talk more on this because the track is critical to how much we get.
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that snowfall coming up in a bit >> christa: i'm buying danielle a proper snow brush before the storm. >> danielle: okay. i have one. i just couldn't find it at 3:45 a.m., so i thought a swiffer and a credit card would be sufficient. here's a look at the braintree split. let's go to the map from the split into boston on the expressway, that drive just nine minutes. you can see the yellow right toward the split. so route 3 looking good. 24 looking good. 95 looking good so far this morning. no issues to tell you about on the pike out the framingham. this is needham here. we have some police activity on 128 northbound through need up. no delays, though. the rest of your ride on the pike looking good, as well. coming into town from the south good. take a look at those drive times if your getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway. 17 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 11 minutes on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. and if you're taking the "t," it's on time this morning. back to you, guys. ism we're following breaking news.
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and one teacher, are dead after an attack on a university in pakistan. the shooters were killed during a shoot-out. the taliban is taking responsibility for the attack. and breaking overnight, one man is dead after a house fire in scituate. flames broke out on edith holmes' drive last night. the house was known to be filled with clutter, which could have made it difficult for firefighters trying to fight those flames. right now police are searching for the gunman who opened fire inside the maverick "t" station in east boston wounding two people. cell phone video taken after the shooting shows two men lying on the platform. officials say the shooter opened fire into a crowded blue line train after a fight broke out. the other victim was hit by a stray bullet. both victims are expected to be okay. >> christa: patriots hitting the practice field today ahead of the a.f.c. championship game. even though the big game isn't until sunday, yes, the trash talk is already under way this morning.
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more on one broncos' players words for tom brady. >> nicole: for the first time this week, the patriots will be on the practice field preparing to beat denver on sunday. and if tom brady needed any extra motivation to win, he just may have a new reason for wanting to crush the broncos. denver defensive lineman antonio smith says it seems like this one, giving tom brady the label "crybaby." smith told the colorado springs gazette, every time he gets sacked he looks at the ref like, you see him sack me, was that supposed to happen, he did that a little hard, please throw a 15-yard penalty on him, get him fined. smith's teammate malik johnson backing up the crybaby claim during a podcast interview with pro football talk. >> well, when we played him last time, he definitely threw some temper tantrums. it's a competitive game. i wouldn't be wienling like, that but some people do. he's a whiner. >> nicole: pats fans obviously disagree.
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the guy can play ball. >> i think tom brady is the best quarterback ever and people are just jealous. >> christa: that was 7's nicole oliverio reporting. remember, 7news is your home for continuing coverage of the pats in the playoffs. we have 7's joe amorosino and trey daerr live for us in denver over the weekend for the big game, and their live reports begin tomorrow right here on 7 news. >> sarah: new this morning, a group of people who live in the seaport district are asking for mayor marty walsh to cancel the indycar race in boston. the "herald" reports volunteers with the group called the coalition against indycar boston are collecting signatures to present to the mayor. members of the group say holding the race would be disruptive to their lives. the indycar race is scheduled to be held on labor day weekend. the nhl is looking to help a hockey player injured before the winter classic. the league is going to auction
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and canadiens to raise money for denna laing, the boston pride player hurt. bidding for the jerseys is now open on the nhl's web site. >> christa: here's a story about one man who is lucky to be alive after he was caught in quite a crash here. 73-year-old leon rudeman was driving in easton, and his car flipped and it landed in a shallow brook. he was able to break free from his seat belt, and then a retired firefighter heard this crash and rushed in to help. rudman walked away amazingly with just a sore neck. >> thank god no water was coming in. i knew something was wrong because i couldn't move around. down. >> you're a lucky man. >> that's what the doctors are telling me from the pictures they saw and the fireman. >> christa: ruddman says he thinks his car slip on a patch of ice, maybe a rock, and that's what caused it to veer off the road and flip.
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>> sarah: still ahead on 7 news, planning to take a trip soon? find out when you can get some of the best bargains on air fare in years and why prices are so low. >> christa: big fan of mcdonald's french fries, sarah? >> sarah: oh, yeah. >> christa: love them, but now they're serving them up with a surprising twist. we'll let you know where it is and where you get your hands on it coming up. >> chris: now i'm ready for lunch, especially when they come out hot and crispy. cold and breezy start to the day. close to 30 this afternoon. the wind still gusting near 30mph. the wind is active. dry through the end of the week, but that may change this weekend. more on that storm coming up. >> sarah:>> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at route 93 headed into boston. no major delays to tell you about. we do have a disabled vehicle blocking the shoulder. if you're taking the "t," it's on time this morning.
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>> christa: well, he's 26. he's from new jersey. and look at these awesome photos. he wants to give you the chance to date him. okay, ladies. the qualifications are he wants a woman who is confident, passionate and constantly growing. that's actually a really good list. >> sarah: it is. >> christa: i like that. and a $10 donation to his charity enters you into this raffle. and the winner gets flown to new york city and you get to have dinner with him. is this like his own "bachelor." >> sarah: i'm going to have to look up more info on him. >> christa: you're married. >> sarah: well, i have single friends. i can have fun playing matchmaker. >> christa: glad you're clarifying. >> sarah: do you want chocolate with those fries? that's a question fast food fans in japan will now have to answer. mcdonald's has unveiled the mcchoco potato in japan. the fries are drizzled with two types of chocolate sauces. customers may enjoy them as a dessert. there is no plan to bring those
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and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today. america runs on dunkin'. >> christa: sarah's taking a break from her research about the sex east doctor alive to bring you know and go. >> sarah: i needed to find out his name, what kind of doctor he was, important things, chris. >> chris: next commercial break you're going to figure out which of your still-single friends would be a good match for him. we have a lot of work to get to this morning. good morning, everyone. 21 in boston. wind out of the west-northwest at2mph. wind-chill factor down to 5. 19 in bedford. 21 in norwood. 15 in worcester. those are the air temperatures. you factor in that breeze which at times is gusty, still gusting near 30mph from boston out through worcester.
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factors down into the single digits if not below zero by minus 3 in the city of worcester. feeling like 8 degrees in plymouth. no lack of cold air. we'll continue to see no lack of coal air across the northern tier of the country over the next couple days right through into the weekend here. rather quiet out through the midwest today. it's this energy working into the pacific northwest that we're tracking for the potential of some snow over the weekend. right now nice and quiet across southern new england. we'll keep it that way. mostly snow skies. still cool and breezy with gusts at time close to 30mph. and that will hold wind-chills down just to teens. air temperatures recovering near 30 this afternoon. mainly clear tonight. teens and lower 20s. mostly sunny tomorrow. slight breeze, just in the as strong as it is today. those temperatures tomorrow, like they are today, close to 30 degrees. here is the energy we're watching. pacific northwest dives down into the gulf coast states. this will form into a big ocean storm, nor'easter hammering the jersey shore back into the mid atlantic with heavy snow.
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we dwelt. if it moves off to the east-northeast, you bring that heavier snow into southern new england. if it slides off to the east there, we'll leave the the heaviest snow down through the mid atlantic back into virginia. for us, the highest chance for a plowable snow right now will tend to be south of mass pike, especially down through southeastern mass back into rhode island. i will say with this storm, the setup, there tends to be a sharp gradient for some heavy snow to hardly anything and where that gradient sets up across southern new england, yet to be determined, so i don't want to throw numbers on the forecast map yet. but i think across southern new england, the further south you go, the best chance for more significant snow, at least enough to plow. she should be from saturday afternoon into sunday morning, gusty winds along the coastline, minor to moderate coastal flooding. we'll have to keep an eye on it. >> sarah: time now for fast gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. bit. this is the expressway
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you can see volume building. let's head to the maps from the braintree split to the expressway, that drive up to 16 minutes. south of town, slowing down on 128 southbound as you approach the expressway. route 3 looking good, so is 24 and 95. the pike, no issues to tell you about back out in framingham. on 128 northbound, this is just some police activity in needham right at highland avenue if it catches your eye. that's what's going on there. 128 into boston on the pike new york delays to tell you about. north of town in wilmington, we have a disabled vehicle. this is blocking the shoulder on 93 southbound at 125. the list of your drive on route 93 is stop and go into boston. on route 1 you're slow through saugus and then traffic is moving nicely into boston. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 16 minutes on the expressway into town on the pike. 17 minutes. 15 minutes on 93 southbound. 128 to the disaik stick and if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. ism right now the search is on for the gunman who opened fire inside a busy "t" station
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>> christa: apparently allegedly shooting right into this train here. so both of these people are at the hospital. and we're getting a look at some cell phone video from right after when this happened. let's go to victoria warren at the maverick "t" stop this morning. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, christa. this is on the platform right around 3:00 p.m. you can only imagine how terrifying this was for passengers. we have this cell phone video that was of the passengers gave to us. in the cell phone video you see two victims lying on opposite ends of the platform as police start to arrive on the scene. and what police have told us is that there was some type of a fight that started on the actual blue line train. and when the train pulled into the maverick "t" stop, that's when they say the doors opened and all of a sudden there were gunshots. in the wake of those gunshots, one man was on the ground and shortly after this another victim was shot. passengers say that they saw a third man standing on the platform. they weren't sure what that man was going to do. then they say that man took off running.
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told they were breakthrough to -- breakthrough to the -- the victims were brought to the hospital. they have non-life-threatening injuries and they are expected to be okay. so that is good news. as for that suspect, police are still searching for him. if you know anything to help police out in their investigation, they want to hear from you. live in east boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a bank robber on the run in bedford, new hampshire. police say take a look at this woman. she walked into the td bank on south river road tuesday night and demanded money. she claimed to have a weapon, but she never showed one. the woman took off after a teller gave her cash. >> christa: new this morning, smoking now banned on the entire campus of umass boston. this now includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. previously the ban only applied to inside campus buildings. you mass boston joins dozens of other schools across the country that have gone smoke-free. hover boards being banned, as well, from most colleges in
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that includes fitchburg state and worcester state along with holy cross. there have been several reports of hover boards catching fire across the u.s., and system of the colleges say the ban could be lifted once there is a fix found for those fires. >> sarah: happening later today, gun control takes center stage in the senate. u.s. attorney general loretta lynch will testify at a hearing about president obama's recent executive orders. those proposals focus on background checks, law enforcement, mental health treatment and advanced gun safety technology. >> christa: and president obama heading to detroit today. he's going to check out the annual auto show. he also wants to check out the city's recent revival firsthand. the president plans to talk about the progress being made there in the motor city. more than 640,000 jobs have been created since the 2009 bailout of the auto industry. there's also no word from the white house on whether or not the president plans to stop in flint today, which, of course, is the seaboard of that lead
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>> sarah: this morning the give of michigan accepted major responsibility for the catastrophe. more details. >> nancy: sarah, the governor has faced a lot of criticism health crisis. in his state of the state address, governor rick synder called it a disaster and a mess failed. he also promised that those responsible will be held accountable over the lead contamination in the city's water supply. like yesterday, people in flint today will brave the cold to pick up much-needed water from national guard troops. governor snyder said his e-mails meantime for 2014 and 2015 would be made public online today. >> there can be no excuse. when michiganders turn on the tap, they expect and deserve clean, safe water. it's that simple. >> nancy: a federal emergency has also been declared in flint. the problem started back in 2014 when the city switched its water supply to the flint river in
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now, environmentists think salt in that water corroded lead pipes and high levels of lead have now been found in children in that city. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: we have new details now on that fast-spreading zika virus. at least four more cases have been confirmed inside the u.s. two pregnant women in florida, two others in illinois have both tested positive, and all of them had recently traveled to central and south america. zika vie ruts, which is carried by mosquitoes, can cause severe birth defects in newborns. there is no vaccine for it currently. the c.d.c. has issued a travel warning to anyone planning to travel to central and south america. we also have new details on a deadly greyhound bus crash in northern california. police say the driver told them he was fatigued. two women were killed when this bus plowed into safety barrels and flipped on its side. eight other people were injured. passengers say the driver did seem tired and was apparently nodding off behind the wheel.
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morning. no surprise here. if you're looking the lose weight, a good start is dining out less. a new tufts university study found a whopping 92% of meals from both chain and local restaurants exceeded the amount of calories for a single meal. in fact, some meals exceeded calorie requirements for the entire day. experts say the healthier option is to cook at home. >> sarah: watching tv at the gym may be helping you work out, according to several studies. whether it's keeping up with the kardashians or watching the pats beat the chiefs, tv can increase your blood flow, heart rate and sweet release -- sweat release. sorry. i'm still thinking about those chocolate-covered french fries. if you're thinking about watching tv, researchers say an episode of the walking dead will burn about 700 calories on a bread mill while the entire breaking bad series would burn nearly 18,000 calories. >> christa: that's a lot. >> sarah: there you go. on 7news now, if this cold weather has you dreaming of
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the best bargains on air fares within the coming weeks. now that oil is trading below $30 a barrel, rock bottom jet fuel prices have led ticket prices to a three-year low. however, with spring break coming up, travel analysts say the best time to book is now. trip adviser revealing the best hotels in the u.s. and one here in the bay state made the top 30. the hotels received the best reviews from millions of travelers as part of the travelers choice awards. coming in at number 3 is the nantucket hotel and resort. number two, the bardasano in napa, valley, california. and number one, the sherry neatherlands hotel in new york city. >> christa: now the buzz, another big act in boston, grunge rock pioneers pearl jam have announced a summer tour including two shows at fenway coming up in august. this is pearl jam's first show in massachusetts since 2013. i mean, a little bit of something for everybody.
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as well, playing fenway and sting i think is coming out this way, not to fenway. >> sarah: i might have to check into the billy joel tickets. >> christa: and pearl jam, too. lots to get you caught up on. overnight lots of headlines, including breaking news from overnight. a fire at a home in scituate.
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cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands
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who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> christa: breaking overnight. a deadly fire in scituate. what was inside the house that made it difficult for firefighters. >> sarah: gunshots ring out on the "t." >> right when the doors opened
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the shooter. >> christa: students head back to class as the f.b.i. investigates a series of threats that shut down more schools. >> sarah: sarah palin front and center once again. what her support for donald trump means for his campaign. >> christa: and an actor becomes a real-life action hero. >> the truck was on its side. it was in flames. >> christa: jamie foxx talking about his lifesaving rescue. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's the story of the day. it's so touching, you want to stick around for that. it's 6:00 and it's wednesday. good morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's send it over the chris lambert. everybody watching the weekend weather. >> chris: saturday afternoon into sunday morning, that's the time line of this potential storm to be moving on in. 21 in boston. 15 in worcester. cold. certainly plenty of cold air in police and winds, certainly plenty of wind in place. gusting to 33mph in boston. wind-chill minus 4 in worcester. 5 right now in the city of boston. we'll continue to see a windy day, not quite as strong as
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gusts closer to 30 as opposed to near 50 yesterday. temperatures near 30. we see some improvement in the temperature department by about 5 or 6 degrees. not a hunting difference, but we'll take any help we can get. weekend storm, big ocean storm hammering the mid atlantic down into virginia. this will be a formid-able storm for portions of the mid atlantic down into virginia. the question is how much of this precipitation gets north. you can see the sharp gradient. the further north you go, the less snow. the track critical into how much snow we get. there will be a sharp cut-off probably across northern mass, southern new hampshire. the best chance for significant snow down through southeastern mass. more on this storm and the seven-day forecast ahead. >> time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's the expressway, not looking too bad this morning. let's go to the maps. 15 minutes from the braintree split into boston. route 3 looks good. so does 24.
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95 no major issues there either. let's head to the pike. looking good. mostly green out to framingham, eastbound on the pike mostly green, as well. north of town, 93 southbound. you're stop and go from lawrence over 128 and into boston. route 1 a little slowing through saugus and then the rest of your drive looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 25 minutes on the expressway. 17 minutes on the pike from 128. 15 minutes, 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking the "t," on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: breaking news developing overseas. and taliban militants opened fire at a university in pakistan killing at least 20 people, including a teacher and a student. the pakistani army says four againmen were killed in a shoot-out with soldiers. security was stepped up at the university today because of the threat of an attack, and the pakistani taliban was also responsible for an attack in
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killed more than 150 mostly children. >> sarah: breaking overnight, firefighters investigating a deadly house fire in scituate. a man inside the home was killed. the house was known to be filled with clutter, which could have made it difficult for firefighters trying the fight those flames. >> christa: right now boston police are searching for the person who opened fire at a crowded mbta station, allegedly fire into the train. what you're looking at, two men on the ground shot as people got off that train. both are expected to be okay. and it's all unfolded during the rush at the maverick "t" stop on the blue line. >> sarah: witnesses are talking to 7news about this frightening ordeal. 7's victoria warren is live in east boston with more on this story. vicki? >> victoria: the passengers, sarah, they didn't know what was going on when the train pulled into the maverick stop here and the doors opened, all of a sudden they heard gunshots. there were two men to be platform who were shot, and then
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running away. gunshots on a blue line this cell video shows two bleeding. >> as the train was coming in, the doors opened, and all you heard was boom, boom, boom. >> the first instinct was one of fear, you know, is this a public >> everybody got down, and there was two guys on the platform. >> victoria: it happened at the platform at maverick station around 3:00 p.m. mbta police say two men started fighting on the train. when the train stopped, one man got off and the other opened fire while he was still on the train. then they stay the suspect ran off, still shooting. that's when the second man was hit. >> people were trying to run back on the train to get away from the gunfire, and then people just started dispersing everywhere. it was insane. >> victoria: for hours the station was closed, commuters left using buses. sources say one man was shot in the back, the other over his eye. police say they believe the two men involved in the original
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the shooter took off running. >> i looked at him, and it was a question of whether he was going to come in our direction enter our car, and then he ran up the stairs. >> victoria: the two men who were shot were brought to the hospital. they remain in the hospital this morning. their injuries are described as non-life-threatening. mbta police say if you have anything that can help them in their investigation, they want to hear from you. victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new details in the search for 12 marines missing after a helicopter crash in hawaii. the coast guard announcing the search has been called off. the two helicopters collided in midair off the hawaiian coast last thursday. since then crews have searched an area roughly the size of florida but have come up empty. one of those marines on board was 23-year-old christopher orlando from hingham. the coast guard says the decision to call the search off without finding the marines is marley difficult in this case. >> christa: this morning
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than a dozen bay state schools are heading back to class a day after a series of bomb threats shut down those schools. let's head out to arlington with more on this f.b.i. investigation. here's jennifer eagan. >> jennifer: christa, good morning. the f.b.i. is working with state and local police. they all want to know who was behind these bomb threats. 15 schools in massachusetts received bomb threats yesterday -- groton, weymouth, taunton and boston jsh just to name a few of them. according to state police, some of the bomb threats were made by phone. of those some were made through automated calls. investigators are not revealing what was said in those calls, but arlington's chief says the caller here claimed there would be explosives in backpacks and a shooter outside. the school was evacuated. the threats were unfounded, but arlington's chief has a warning for the person or people behind them. >> those that are responsible for these threats are committing serious felonies, disrupting
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throughout this commonwealth, and i have a high degree of confidence they will be identified and prosecuted for the felonies they're committing. i look forward to meeting them. >> jennifer: well, this is actually the second time in less than a week that arlington has had to deal with a school threat. arlington catholic received a threat on friday, as did six other schools in massachusetts. it's all under investigation right now. we're live in arlington this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a familiar voice in the race for the white house. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> sarah: sarah palin and donald trump hitting the road together today. the former vice presidential candidate announcing her endorsement and now stumping for trump. 7's nancy chen joins us with what palin told trump supporters. >> nancy: sarah, good morning. palin getting a lot of love in iowa. she fired up the crowd and said she's ready to voice her support for a donald trump presidency.
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great again? sarah palin is back on the campaign trail in iowa, and she's throwing her support behind donald trump. >> mr. trump, you're right, look back there in the press box. heads are spinning. media heads are spinning. this is going to be so much fun. >> nancy: palin saying she's ready to take on the g.o.p. establishment. >> they wanted to duck and hide. they didn't want to talk about these issues until he brought them up. in fact, they've been wearing this political correctness kind of like a suicide vest, and enough is enough. these issues that donald trump talks about have to be debated. >> nancy: palin says donald trump is the right man to fight terror. >> are you ready for a commander-in-chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis' [bleeped]. >> nancy: the endorsement is seen as a blow to ted cruz. cruz said, "i love sarah palin. without her support i wouldn't
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2016, i will always be a big fan." this morning donald trump is the one happy to have her support. >> this is a woman from day one i said, if i ever do this, i have to get her support. she feels it. she understands it better than anybody. sarah, on behalf of myself, my family, and the country, i want the thank you very much. thank you, darling. thank you. for a man unanimous now this endorsement could be the key for trump in iowa. right now he and ted cruz are rocked in a very close fight. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a new poll finds bernie sanders' lead in new hampshire is growing. he has 60% support compared to hillary clinton's 33%. the new hampshire primary is coming up february 9th. and former president bill clinton is up in the granite state today campaigning. boston mayor marty walsh having the city's success in his state of the city address last night. he says the city is as strong as it has ever been.
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9%. homicides hit a 16-year low. all the while arrests dropped by 15%, as well. i will send a budget to the city council that increases school funding. the future will be greater than any one of us can imagine. >> christa: while the mayor defended his commitment to education, parents gathered outside to protest what they say have been repeated cuts to individual schools. earlier this month the superintendent said there was a $50 million deficit facing the school district. >> sarah: still ahead, the trash talking has begun. the broncos using less-than-flattering terms to describe tom brady prompted by a reporter's question. >> christa: and actor jamie foxx talking about how he raced to rescue a man from a burning showing his gratitude. >> sarah: plus george clooney the latest in hollywood to speak out about the race scandal surrounding the oscars. >> chris: another cold start this morning. winds gusting to 30mph temperatures close to 30 degrees.
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stage for what could be a storm over the weekend. more on that coming up. everyone. northbound. that drive 30 minutes from the braintree split into boston. in foxborough on 95 northbound. we also have a disabled vehicle. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time.
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>> christa: i don't know about you, but during this windy weather, i've got reacquainted with my hood. i've needed hat and hood. double team coverage with the wind out there. >> sarah: have you ever heard of a scarf you can heat in the microwave and it stays warm? >> christa: any scarf? >> sarah: no. it has like beans in it. >> chris: how long does it stay warm? >> sarah: like an hour.
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walking around the city of boston on days like this, that would be a great gift idea for next winter, right? 21 in boston right now. 15 in worcester. 20 in norwood and winds still active. so if you have one of these heated scarf, good morning. use it. wind-chill factors down into the single digits. not quite as cold as yesterday, but it is still plenty of cold air in place and plenty of wind. gusts to 30 throughout the day. take a look at what's going on across the country. in the 20s this afternoon. back through the midwest. we have a lot of cold air across the northern tyre of the country. that's an important ingredient of what's going on into the weekend. mostly sunny skies. cool and breezy. gusts to 30mph. temperatures close to 30 this afternoon. then tonight, less wind. mostly clear skies. teens to lower 20s for overnight lows and tomorrow mostly sunny. slight breeze out there. upper 20s and lower 30s. you get the point here. over the next few day, a mainly dry forecast head even into friday with more sunshine than cloud cover.
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here's the energy we're watching. this is in a pacific ocean yesterday. now over the west coast. this is going the dive off to the south and east. this is going to create a big snowstorm and a big nor'easter overall for the mid atlantic. we'll see big snow totals coming out of southern pennsylvania back down into virginia. the question is: after this fort pierces and really matures, does it drift off to the northeast here and also bring in significant wind and snow across southern new england, or does it stay a little more to the south and slide off to the east and give us a minimum snow event? that's really what we're watching. hard to fine-tune the details 3, 3 and a half days out. even if the storm is further off to the south. i expect a gusty northeasterly wind. northerly wind in here late saturday night into sunday morning. there may be pockets of minor to moderate coastal flooding. if the storm is closer, this threat will increase. right now even still with the storm system passing far enough to the south, could get gusts 40 to 50mph down through the cape and the islands. what about a plowable snow?
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sharp cut-off in precipitation. so i think the further north you go, the least likely for several inches of plowable snow is there. the further south you go, it's more likely, especially down through southeastern mass, back through rhode island and into connecticut. so we'll iron out some of these details over next couple days. coal. no issues out there wednesday, thursday and friday. >> christa: fast track time. you need that heated scarf. >> danielle: it's all yours. i took my dog for a walk, 40 minutes, smiling the whole time. wasn't that cold out. stop and go traffic from the braintree split into boston. go to the maps. northbound, that drive will take you right around half an hour. hold on. let me go to the right spot here. there we go. half an hour. south of town in foxborough, we have a disabled vehicle. that's 95 northbound at route 140 causing some minor delays. the pike looking pretty good back out to framingham from 128
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some slow and go traffic. let's head to 93 southbound. you're starting to slow down as you approach 128. then it's a slow drive from 128 into boston. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 25 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split boo boston. into town on the pike from 128, 17 minutes. 128 to the zakim bridge, 21 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. a big-name star now joining the list of those who are upset with the oscars. actor george clooney is now calling for change, as well. for the second year in a row, not a single african american actor or actress received a until nation. in a statement to variety, clooney said the problem isn't only with the nominating process but also making roles available to minority actors, particularly in quality films. >> sarah: jamie foxx playing a real-life hero. the actor getting a hug from the father of man he saved from a burning car.
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scripts or cameras. now oscar-winning actor is talking about this rescue. 7's nancy chen is here with more on this incredible story. >> nancy: very incredible, sarah. played out just like a hollywood movie. this crash happened right in front of jamie foxx's home. the actor says he heard the crash and rushed outside. >> as the flames do come into the cabin, i lean back, but i think what it did is it hit his leg, which made him extend. >> nancy: actor jamie foxx embraced the father of the man he pulled from a burning truck monday night, likely saving his life. >> i think we all hope we can do something when the time is there, but the question is: do we act or do we fear for our own lives, and he did not. >> nancy: police say 33-year-old brett carl was speeding and driving under the influence when he swerved off the road and hit a drainage ditch, causing his struck to flip several times. it came to a stop in front of
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and then burst into flames. >> as i'm getting him out, i said, you got to help me get you out because i don't want to have to leave you. i said, you got angels around you. >> nancy: kyle's family calls foxx a guardian angel. the oscar-winning actor is humble about his actions. >> i don't look at it as heroic. i just had to do something. you know, it all just worked out, man. >> nancy: brad kyle went to foxx's home tuesday to see the scene of the accident. the actor brought him inside and showed him surveillance video of the crash. >> i just kept watching it and going, my god, my god, he didn't have to do a thing. >> nancy: foxx says another driver who happened to be a paramedic also stopped to help. the two men were able to cut the driver's seat belt and pull him from that burning wreck. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: how profound was that father talking? not everybody can or will do something like that. >> sarah: makes you emotional watching that. >> christa: all right. it's 6:20 this morning.
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hitting a bit of a bump in the road. a new community effort to stop the race through the seaport district. >> sarah: also a south shore man accused of setting women up to be attacked. >> christa: state lawmakers are the next to honor a young boy battling cancer whose story
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there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks,
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their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. for the second time in three season, the patriots and broncos ready to square off in denver for the right to represent the a.f.c. in the super bowl. you have to go back to 2012 to find the last a.f.c. championship game that did not include either of these two model franchises. with hall of fame quarterbacks leading the way in new england and denver, the pats and broncos are the top two seeds. the patriots in the a.f.c. title game for a fifth straight year, the broncos in their second in three years.
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outcome this sunday, though, than the last time these two teams met in the nfl's version of the final four. when the patriots take the field this sunday in denver, they will be without veteran linebacker jerod mayo, who landed on injured reserve yesterday for the third straight season. this time with a shoulder issue. mayo had been providing depth at the position behind jamie collins and dont'a hightower. bruins in montreal looking for redemption after getting embarrassed in the winter classic. max talbot breaking away. mike condon makes the initial save, but talbot sticks with it. forces the turnover here and scores his second goal of the season. 1-0 bruins. the habs tie it up in the second, but patrice bergeron has the answer. watch bergeron slide it past a diving condon for the game-winning goal. bruins crush montreal 4-1, their second straight win over the habs at the bell centre. celtics in toronto taking on the second-place raptors, a team that has won five straight. that's sports.
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have a great day.. >> sarah: all right. still ahead, mcdonald's is making news with its new offering overseas. the odd combination of flavors. >> christa: odd but i think pretty good. also ahead, an icy rescue in easton. a car taking a plunge as it goes off the road and into the water. >> and we're live at ji. we'll expect the hear from tom brady today just one day after the broncos started some trash
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brady. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us at 6:30. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. we don't have a wind advisory today. >> sarah: that's good. positive. >> christa: i like that. also, chris, the storm we're talking about in the storm this weekend may not be such a huge thing for us? >> chris: it depends on location. the further north you go, the less risk of heavy snow. the further south, the better the chance of plowable snow. we do not have a wind advisory in place. baby steps. instead of gusting 40 to 50mph, we're gusting closer to 30. so there is still a wind outside, just not as overpowering as it was at times yesterday. minus 4 the wind-chill in worcester, 5 in boston. we're closer to 30 versus the mid-20s of yesterday. we'll hold mostly sunny skies. that's the good news there. no question there will be a big storm off the mid atlantic coastline.
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heavy snow across southern pennsylvania back down through virginia and even in far northwestern north carolina there. the question is how far north does the northern edge of the the heaviest snow get? there's going to be a sharp cut-off. no question about that. this type of situation does warrant that sharp cut-off, but i think in terms of snow totals, the further north you go, the less chance of a plowable snow, although down through southeastern mass this is still likely a possibility as we go there southeast mass down into connecticut. more on this and the seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. this is route 3 northbound just after route 18. all the cars are off to the right. we're in the seeing major delays, burr will rest go to the maps. traffic is backed up to derby street. this is route 3 northbound through weymouth. the expressway from the braintree split into boston, that drive up to half an hour. a lot of red, a lot of slowing there. the pike in the looking too bad
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mostly green and yellow. a little bit of slowing. no major delays. 93 southbound, you're really hitting the brakes as you approach 128 and then through woburn. route 1 looking good so far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 25 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. about 20 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 21 minutes on 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: breaking news. a deadly massacre on a university campus in pakistan is now over. taliban militants are claiming responsibility for opening fire inslide classrooms and dormitories killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens more. the four gunmen have been killed in the three-hour-long battle with security forces. also breaking, closer to home, fire crews investigating a deadly house fire in scituate. a man inside the home on edith holmes sadly was killed. the house was known to be filled
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made it difficult for fire crews trying to fight the fire. and right now police are searching for the gunman who opened fire inside the maverick "t" station in east boston, wounding two people. cell phone video taken right after the shooting shows two men lying on the platform. they're both expected to be okay, though. ism the patriots hold their first practice of the week today, gearing up for sunday's playoff game in denver. the britain coast may be providing some bulletin board material by throwing some trash talk around. 7's nicole oliverio live at gillette stadium with what some players are saying about tom brady. >> nicole: well, it was a reporter that had asked the bronco players if they thought that brady was a crybaby, but one bronco player decided not to back down from the question and said yeah,, he's a whiner. for the first time this week, the patriots will be on the
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denver on sunday. and if tom brady needed any extra motivation to win, he just may have a new reason for wanting to crush the broncos. denver defensive lineman antonio smith says it's scenes like this one that earned tom brady the label "crybaby." smith told the colorado springs gazette, "every time he gets sacked he looks at the ref like, supposed to happen, he did that a little hard, please throw a 15-yard penalty on him, get him fined." smith's teammate malik johnson backing up the crybaby claim during a podcast interview with pro football talk. >> well, when we played him last time, he definitely threw some temper tantrums. it's a competitive game. i know i wouldn't be whining like, that but some people do. he's definitely a whiner. >> nicole: palts fans obviously disagree. >> no crybaby, not the way he plays, absolutely not. the guy can play ball. >> i think tom brady is the best quarterback ever and people are just jealous. >> nicole: later today we will be hearing from tom brady along with bill belichick. the question is will he respond
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saying. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." ism remember 7news is your home for coverage of the pats in the playoff, 7 joe amorosino and denver. live reports start tomorrow on 7news. >> christa: new details now in the effort to hold an indycar race in boston over the summer. a group of people who live in the seaport district are asking the mayor to cancel the event. the "herald" is reporting the group, which is called "the coalition against indycar boston," is collecting signatures to present to the mayor. members say holding the race would be disruptive to their traffic and construction. the indycar race is scheduled for labor day. >> sarah: a quincy man in court charged with an alarming crime. he posted names and addresses of unsuspecting women on a web site that invites women to rape and torture them. prosecutors say 45-year-old thomas sheehan, a former limo
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knew. a groveland mother says he posted pictures of not just her but her two juvenile daughters to the web site. >> he pretending to be me said that it was my fantasy to be abducted, raped. ism sheehan pleaded not guilty. his bail was set at $15,000. >> christa: one man is lucky to be alive after he was involved in a wild wreck. 73 years old and his name is leon rudman. he was driving in easton and his car flipped and landed in a shallow brook. now, he was able to free himself from his seat belt and then a retired firefighter heard the crash, rushed in to help him out. rudman walked away with just a sore neck. >> thank god no water was coming in. i knew something was wrong because i couldn't move around. i didn't realize i was upside down. >> you're a lucky man. >> that's what the dock rrs the
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they saw and the fireman. >> christa: rudman says he thinks his car, which is really badly damaged there, slipped on a patch of ice or a rock, causing it to fear off the road and flip over. >> sarah: still ahead, tragedy hits ben carson's campaign. why the g.o.p. candidate temporarily suspended campaigning. >> christa: not just schools and airlines banning hover boards. the nfl coach putting the brakes on them after players were going overboard, you could say, with those toys. >> sarah: do you want chocolate with that? mickey d's offering a sweet topping with you fries. everyone. accident. this is weymouth, route 3 northbound just after route 18. blocked there. traffic is backed up to derby street. the expressway is a 30-minute
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. >> christa: we're back at 6:40 with a look at what's trending. lawmakers will name today d-strong day in honor of eight-year-old dorian murray. his message of staying strong made him a worldwide sensation
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rob gronkowski visited him last week, as well. dorian and his family got to go to the pats' playoff game saturday court si of the patriots. >> sarah: it's not just airlines and college campuses banning hover boards. now nfl teams are prohibiting them. the carolina panthers' head coach says he's banning hover boards after he caught his players drag racing down the hallways. he says he's trying to limb their exposure to injury. the panthers play in the n.f.c. championship game on sunday. >> christa: you want chocolate with those fries? that's a question you might get asked at mickey d's in japan. mcdone nalgd's has unveiled the mcchoco potato in japan. they're drizzled with two kinds of chocolate sauces. customers may enjoy them as a dessert at breakfast or really any time of day for me. right now no plans to bring them here to the u.s. >> sarah: i would totally go for those. >> christa: i want it with a side of dhok lat-covered pretzels and potato chips.
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> reporter: breaking news this morning. gunmen attack a university in taliban. -- pakistan. the taliban taking responsibility. >> reporter: local students returning to class after several schools are targeted with violent threats. >> reporter: and tom brady talks here at gillette today just one day after a broncos' defender calls him a crybaby. >> sarah: all right. 6:45. time now to know and go. we have your day's top stories coming up. >> christa: let's kick things off with a little weather. here's chris lambert. >> chris: good morning, christa. good morning, sarah. good morning, everyone. teens and lower 20s this morning. the wind still active, but gusts to 30 today as opposed to the 50 yesterday. gusts not quite as strong, but still adding a chill. feeling like 5 degrees in boston right now. this afternoon instead of mid-20s of yesterday, we're in the low 30s in the city of
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so we do see some improvement versus yesterday. but still a cool breeze out there despite the mostly sunny skies. it looks like we'll hold hostly sunny skies up to thursday and again on friday. there's no lack of cold air, so the high pressure building in over canada, over the northeast. that provides us with cold enough air for snow. and there's no question that there's going to be a powerful storm that forms off of the mid atlantic coastline. the question for us is does it track more toward the northeast or does it slide more to the east here? there's going to be a sharp gradient, sharp cut-off in precipitation where you go from hardly any snow back down into the the heaviest snow. so a track like this just to the southeast of nantucket would bring in significant snow and wind and a coastal flood threat. minimal snow and wind if track number two did occur, but i still would expect some gusty winds along the coastline with pockets of minor coastal flooding. we'll step it up even further the further north that track. is in terms of plowable snow, you know, perhaps several inches or more, i think the most likely
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furthest south in new england you go, and with that sharp gradient, it's least likely to see that across southern new hampshire. a lot of fine-tuning on the forecast here, but there will be a big storm across the mid atlantic coming in here. for the timing of it for us, it would be saturday afternoon, saturday night into sunday morning. otherwise the seven-day forecast is quiet. >> sarah: at least there's not a commute. speaking of which, how is this morning looking, danielle. >> danielle: we a few incidents to tell you about. sky7 over 128, we're looking for reports of a rollover, an overturned vehicle right on 128 northbound at wynn street in burlington. not looking like we're seeing major delays there, though. on 93, you're starting to slow down after you pass over 128. then it's a she drive into boston. no major delays to tell you about on route 1 this morning. we're still keeping an eye on this accident in weymouth. this is route 3 northbound, just after route 18. the traffic there is whacked up to derby street. your ride on the expressway from the split shit into boston is
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on the pike, a little bit of slowing as you head into framingham. and then on 128 northbound, we're still keeping an eye on this disabled vehicle right at route 9. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 25 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 18 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, about half an hour, as well. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news. an attack on a university in pakistan. nancy chen has the latest details. >> nancy: the death toll is up to 20, including at least one teacher and a student with dozens more hurt. four attackers started shooting shortly after classes started. the pakistani army says there are no more taliban gunmen on that campus. security has already been stepped up at the school because there was a threat of an attack today. today's attack happened not far from the scene of a 2014 shooting at an army-run school. more than 150 people were killed then.
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at the breaking newsdesk, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. closer to home, one man is dead after a house fire in scituate. the flames breaking out on edith holmes drive late last night. the house was known to be filled with clutter, which could have made it difficult for fire crews trying the fight the flames. ism right now boston police are searching for the person who opened fire inside a crowded mbta station. >> christa: right during the beginning of the evening ride home, as well. in the end, two men were shot. this happened at the maverick "t" stop on the blue line. let's head out live to east boston right now and here's 7's victoria warren. vicki, you also have a look at video taken just before the shooting, is that right? >> victoria:ey, as the shooting was happening, christa, passengers took out their cell phones here at the maverick "t" stop. this happening on the platform. so we have this cell phone video, and in this video, you see the two victims on opposite ends of the platform. and from talking with mbta police and talking with these witnesses, what we've been told
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a fight that started on the actual blue line train. and when it pulled into the station here at maverick as the doors were opening, that's when passengers say they heard gunshots two to three gunshots, and then they saw these two men on the ground. they saw a third man at the station, and then they say that man took off running. so as for the two victims, they were brought to the hospital. the good news, police say that their injuries are described as non-life-threatening. so they should recover. as for the suspect, he's still on the loose. police say any information you may have that could help them out, they want to hear it. live this morning in east boston, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the u.s. coast guard announcing it has called off a search. those two choppers collided midair off the chest of hawaii on thursday. since then crews have searched an area roughly the size of florida but have come up empty handed. one of those marines on board
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orlando from hingham. the coast guard says the decision to call off the search without finding the marines is case. >> sarah: it's back the class for thousands of bay state students and teachers who were evacuated yesterday due to bomb threats at several schools. 7's jennifer eagan live in arlington with more. >> jennifer: sarah, the f.b.i. is investigating along with state and local police. bomb threats. 15 schools in massachusetts received bomb threats yesterday -- newton, plymouth and boston just to name a few. the state police say some of the threats were made by phone, and calls. here in arlington the school was dismissed for the day. it's the second time in a week arlington has had to deal with a threat. arlington catholic received a threat on friday, as did six other schools in the state. the threats were unfounded, but police say they're taking this very seriously. they warn that making a bomb threat is a felony. in arlington, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: now to the race
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and sarah palin stumping for donald trump. the two hitting the campaign trail today, a day after she endorsed him for president. >> mr. trump, you're right. look back here in the press box, heads are spinning, media heads are spinning. this is going to be so much fun. you ready for a commander-in-chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis' [bleeped]? >> christa: the endorsement seen as a blow the candidate ted cruz, a long-time friend of palin. >> sarah: hours before the endorsement, police arrested palin's 26-year-old on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. court documents say track palin allegedly hit his girlfriend in the head with a closed fist, knocking her to the ground. palin then allegedly pulled a rifle on her saying, "do you think i won't do it?" he was arraigned and released on bond. >> christa: tragedy on the campaign trail in iowa. one of ben carson's volunteers died after the van he and three others were riding in hit a
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was hit by another car on tuesday. just 25 years old, his name was braden joplin. he's seen here with carson and he died from his injuries. the others managed to survive. ben carson temporarily suspended his campaigning on tuesday so he could meet with joplin's family. a new cnn poll finds bernie sanders' lead in new hampshire is growing today. he has 60% support compared to hillary clinton's 33%. meantime, the new hampshire primary begins february 9th. former president bill clinton is also up in the granite state today campaigning. >> sarah: act your jamie foxx is talking about how reraced to the rescue of a driver trapped in a burning truck in front of his home near los angeles. police say this 32-year-old man was driving under the influence monday night when his truck flipped over and burst into flames. that's when foxx ran to the crash site and with the help of another man, he pulled that driver to safety. >> as i'm getting him out, i said, you got to help get him out, i don't want the have to leave you.
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i don't look at it as heroic. i just look at it as you just had to do something, and it all just worked out. >> sarah: that's his father right there hugging jamie foxx. the driver's father met with foxx the next day. he calls the actor a guardian angel. >> christa: well, the patriots getting their game plan together to hopefully beat the broncos on sunday. there you see 7's nicole oliverio live outside a chilly gillette stadium for us. nicole? >> nicole: that's right, christa, for the first time this week we'll be hearing from some of the employers and bill belichick and maybe tom brady will respond to the fact that a couple broncos' players have called him a crybaby. >> i mean, when we played him last time, he definitely threw some temper tantrums. i know i wouldn't be whining like, that but some people do. he's actually a whiner. >> nicole: braild braid
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he hopes for in denver. his 2-6 record in denver includes an overtime loss this past season and the loss in the a.f.c. title game two years ago. however, fans are hoping for a much different ending this time around. and hopefully brady can put any critics in their place. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: sunday's a.f.c. championship will be the latest edition in a sibling rivalry for one family in colorado. the weiblers named their first son brady after the pats won the super bowl in 2005. two years later they had their second son and named him peyton after the colts won the championship. while peyton is obviously rooting for the hometown bronco, older brother brady roots for the pats. >> we definitely already have four underneath our belt and he has how many? >> two. >> oh, yeah, that's right. >> oh, yeah, well, the patriots... >> yeah, nice comeback. >> they stink.
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peyton manning actually has only one super bowl ring. he doesn't have two. brady says if denver somehow broncos in the super bowl. >> christa: you can definitely tell who is older there. >> sarah: oh, yeah, cute, though. >> christa: he's got a little attitude, which i like. >> chris: come on, little stuff. nice comeback. you can tell they're a competitive bunch. mostly sunny skies today. cooler, breezy, not as windy as yesterday. temperatures close to 30. all right. nor'easter forming. weekend. for us it would be saturday sunday. the watch track critical to how much snow we get. there will be a sharp cut-off, but the best chance for more significant snow down through southeastern mass here. and there's going to be a sharp cut-off. you get into northern mass and up into southern new hampshire, across that area. so we'll watch this one closely. smash gradient with that snowfall. possibility of minor to moderate coastal flooding by sunday morning, as well work the astronomical high tides. >> sarah: thanks, chris. the "today show" is straight
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