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arrest after a hit-and-run crash that happened up in lowell. >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. i'm told we have a lot to get to. >> sarah: yes. >> christa: chris, how about forecast? have at it. >> chris: not a lot of changes weather-wise in terms of big storms working up the coast. one chance of a big ocean storm. it looks to be out to sea at the moment. mild and breezy this afternoon. waking up in the upper 20s and low 30s. walking out the door this morn, temperatures not all that cool. milder this afternoon. the trade-off more clouds and a breeze. i can't rule out a passing shower this evening, but overall the dry theme will continue wednesday into thursday here, perhaps a couple snow showers rolling in on friday. so not only today are we above 40 degrees, but tomorrow in the low 40s. and it won't feel quite this warm thanks to the breeze outside, but temperatures above freezing enough to melt some of that snow that we did have over
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we'll talk more on that seven-day forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. this is the braintree split. traffic is moving nicely. go to the maps. we have a jackknifed tractor-trailer southbound on the expressway. that's right at furnace brook parkway. that's causing some delays southbound. that could affect your ride northbound, as well. south of town, route 3, 24, 95 looking good so far this morning. the pike out to framingham all green. eastbound no delays to tell you about there. north of town, 93 southbound looking good. we have an accident in woburn. this is 128 northbound at route 38. that has two lanes blocked. your ride into town on route 1 looking good. 93 southbound from 128, a little bit of slowing through somerville. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway, 12 minutes on the pike, 12 minutes from 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking the "t" this
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back to you, guys. >> sarah: we begin with a developing story. crews spending the night on the scene of a explosion and fire at a water treatment plant in quincy. that fire is still burning 14 hours after it broke out. >> christa: right now five people are waking up in the hospital. they're being treated after suffering injuries in this blast. let's head live to the scene and 7's victoria warren. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, vista. this fire is stubborn. it is deep underground. it got into some ductwork, and even this morning you can see smoke coming out of the facility. it started with an explosion that sent five men to the hospital. crews worked overnight. firefighters have been here non-stop. this is the nut island waste works facility here in quincy. the facility is working fine. it has nothing to do with the drinking water supply that. is unaffected. the five workers were taken to boston medical center to be treated for eye irritation and smoke inhalation. officials say the explosion happened around 1:00 yesterday
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working seven stories below the ground. they were doing ductwork on an odor control system when the explosion happened. >> one of the guys who was working down there believes it was tied to the fan that they were amping up a fan as part of the system. when the fan got to a certain point, there was an explosion, but again, we'll have to hold judgment on that until the experts get in there and take a look at what happened. >> victoria: those workers there morning remain in the hospital, but we are told they are expected to recover. firefighters remain on the scene, and they are still working on making sure that that fire is completely put out and it had gotten trapped in the ductwork. they also have the investigation that they have to complete to figure out exactly what caused the explosion initially, but they want to reinforce they feel there is no risk to anybody in this community. live this morning in quincy, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening now, police are investigating bomb threats made to several
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the police station. detectives say the automated calls were also received at south shore hospital and several stores and supermarkets in town. this is outside south shore hospital as police search for anything suspicious. we're told there's been no threats made to any other schools. and breaking overnight, a driver is behind bars after a hit-and-run crash in lowell. it happened on thorndike street. police say the driver struck a pedestrian and just took off. the victim was taken to the hospital. there's still no word on their condition this morning. >> christa: new this morning, mbta riders seeing red. recent delays on the red line have been blamed on track upgrades, but now we're also learning there are more problems facing the busiest "t" line. let's head out live to boston. 7's jennifer eagan is live this morning. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. there could be more delays this morning, as you mentioned. crews have been replacing part of the rail along the red line on the longfellow bridge. so if you use that stretch, a heads up. it's been going on for at least
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those new tracks settle, trains have to slow down to just 10mph over the bridge, and that speed restriction caused severe delays yesterday. the mbta's general manager says the tracks need at least 48 hours to settle. so if you use this stretch of the red line, there could still be delays... there were still delays last tuesday morning because of this. now, transportation officials discussed other issues on the red line at a meeting yesterday. the red line has a backlog of $1.5 billion of upgrades and replacements. this as ridership on the red line grew almost 15% in the past eight years, outpacing other lines. also even in the nice weather, last july to november, trains ran on time less than 75% of the time. again, there could be delays this morning along this stretch of the red line as they replace tracks along the longfellow bridge. just so you know, the mbta didn't warn riders yesterday that there could be delays.
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7news "today in new england." ism right now warwick, rhode island, business owner is left cleaning up a big mess after a bus crashes into his auto shop. the collision sending three people to the hospital. new video into the newsroom overnight shows part of the roof of that building collapsing just after crews removed the bus. 7's byron barnett is live at the scene and joins us with the latest on the investigation into what caused the driver to lose control. byron? >> byron: you can still see all the damage here where this bus slammed into this building. it looks like it's a paintball store here. you can see how the roof has just collapsed there. that's where the bus hit. now we spoke to one man who was inside at the time. he wasn't hurt but he says it was a terrifying experience. three others, however, were rushed to the hospital. emergency crews take down this unstable building after a warwick city bus plowed right into it. the two people inside had only seconds to react once they saw
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>> we saw the bus coming toward our direction. it was kind of surreal. it was like, what's going on? is this guy going to stop? at the point we realized it wasn't stopping, we heard the horn and dived for our lives literally. >> byron: around 7:00 last night, the bus with two to three passengers on board, hit a pole and went into this building. >> when things like that happen, people say you see your life flash before you eyes. it all happened in such slow motion. >> byron: the mayor says two passengers and the driver were taken to the hospital. they're still trying to figure out if there was a third passenger on board who might have walked away unharmed. the passenger suffered serious injuries. >> there was major trauma but no life-threatening injuries. >> byron: manuel rosario and his friend weren't hurt, but his business is gone. he was allowed to grab some things out of his shop before
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down the last beam holding up the roof. now, the business owner says the bus actually was stopped by one of the support walls in the building. he says if it had missed that wall, it would have gone straight through and the entire building would have collapsed down on top of him. investigators say they are looking into the possibility that the bus driver had a medical issues. that's the story live from warwick, rhode island, byron barnett, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, relatives of the missing marine from hingham will be returning to massachusetts from hawaii. corporal christopher orlando's family members will receive a police escort to hingham. police in town are welcoming people to line parts of main street, east street and summer street to show support. orlando and 11 other marines are presumed dead after two helicopters collided in the air off the hawaii coast earlier this month. the coast guard called off the search last week.
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overseas. an afghan policeman turning his weapon on fellow police officer, killing ten. authorities say he shot them while they were sleeping and then left the scene after stealing all their weapons and ammunition. this morning the taliban is claiming responsibility for that attack. >> sarah: the new hampshire primary, two weeks from today, and a new "boston herald poll out this morning shows the front-runners with big leads. on the democratic side, bernie sanders is ahead of hillary clinton by 16 points. and on the republican side, donald trump continues to dominate the field. his 33% is more than his next two competitors, ted cruz and john kasich combined. jeb bush, marco rubio and chris christie all have less than 10% support. boston's two biggest newspapers are turning down the front-runner and endorsing other g.o.p. candidates in new hampshire. the "globe" selecting john kasich, who has been spending a lot of time in the granite state, while the "herald" endorsed chris christie for the republican nomination. meanwhile, donald trump is
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state and criticizing ted cruz ahead of the primary. the democrats are in iowa. 7's kris anderson is here with more. >> kris: sarah, the nation's attention is now on iowa as the caucuses there are just six days away. while the democrats were in the hawkeye state campaigning last night, g.o.p. front-runner donald trump returned to the granite state and as expected he once again took aim at his top republican rival. >> we are going to win and we are going the make america great again. thank you all. >> kris: donald trump firing up a crowd of several hundred in farmington, new hampshire, and taking aim at his closest rival. >> the canadian, the man from canada. >> kris: once again questioning whether he should have been able to run for the white house. >> he could run for the prime minister of canada and he'd have no problem.
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going after inequality, and not only economic inequality, racial, sexist, homophobic inequality, the kinds of things that go after people to put them down and push them back. >> i think we are touching a nerve with the american people who understand that establishment politics is just not good enough. we need bold changes. we need a political revolution. -hold strong at your caucus because america is looking for a new leader. america is scanning the horizon. >> kris: recent poll numbers, let's talk about those. they show hillary clinton still has that light edge over bernie sanders in iowa while donald trump has regained the lead over ted cruz there. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, kris. 7's dan hausle headed to iowa for the caucuses. his live reports begin on thursday here on 7news. >> christa: and coming up, tempers flare over a parking space in dorchester. the drastic action one man took
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quite fast enough. >> sarah: a little dog makes a great escape, taking off into the big dig tunnel. where she was finally found. >> chris: temperatures warming up as we go through the day, in fact, higher than we've seen in quite some time. mid to upper 40s this afternoon. even starting off this morning close to 30 degrees. what about that storm thursday night into friday? where is it tracking? take a look at forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway this morning. no make issues yet southbound on the expressway at furnace brook parkway. we have a jackknifed tractor-trailer. and then in woburn on 128 northbound, we have another accident. man: life gets so busy with work, and it's really hard to just kind of put that all aside and sort of focus on having fun or playing, even.
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public school systems in the area will also be closed along with schools in baltimore and philadelphia. airlines are working to restore their schedules. there were more than 2,500 cancellations or delays yesterday. >> christa: my best friend lives down in silver spring, maryland. she sent me a before-and-after picture. they were expecting a couple feet of snow. when there was no snow she put out this two-foot marker. that's obliterated now. >> chris: you can say, now you know how we felt last winter when you were looking at us all in the city of boston. it's a big clean-up and it's a big pain. it's no wonder schools are still closed. good morning, everyone. wind out of the south at 5mph. it's a southerly wind that will warm us up throughout the day. it's active throughout the day, so we have that breeze, but temperatures warming up from the 20s to lower 30s this morning into the 40s, even close to 50 this afternoon. now, the breeze isn't all this strong right now.
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this will increase out of the south-southwest as we go through the rest of the morning into the afternoon. and we do have some patches of clear skies this morning. i do expect more clouds to mix in this afternoon. late morning into the afternoon. so at times more clouds than sunshine. a lot of that precipitation you saw to the west of us dries up. i can't rule out a spot shower but much of the time will be dry as we work through your tuesday. take a look across the country. there's been a huge backlog of flight cancellations and delays with that snowstorm over the weekend. friday over the weekend down through the mid atlantic, all the way down through the deep south. there are no widespread weather issues travel-wise as we go throughout the day across the country. looking pretty good in the midwest, also down into the mid atlantic, just a couple passing showers later on today. what about late week. we're talking about this yesterday. how we watched two pieces try to merge together. this energy across the great lakes, this off the east coast. and if they can combine fast enough, you can get a celestial storm close to the coastline.
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this will catch up to the coastal storm a little too far out to sea. so we'll go with an out-to-sea solution as of this morning on this one. likely hitting the canadian maritimes. but for us with this disturbance working in from the northwest, likely kicking off a few snow showers across the area on friday. so we'll push that one out to the east here as it looks out to tuesday morning. 45 to 50 this afternoon. partly sunny skies going cloudy for a time later this morning into the afternoon. mild and breezy day. wind out of the southwest 12 to 18mph. okillingsly gusting over 20 or 25. mostly cloudy tonight. stray showers. temperatures mid to upper 30s, even close to 40 this evening, and then falling back to near 32 by day break. breezy tomorrow. temperatures close to 40 degrees. take a look at your 7 on 7 forecast. snow showers around on friday. a few flurries with a from the on saturday. otherwise the weekend looking quiet. >> sarah: also this morning, a cute little dog living life in the fast lane. the one-year-old pup who disappeared for hours yesterday
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tunnel. >> christa: this was just the beginning of things for the dog's owner all the way down in florida, if you can believe it. how is this even possible, chris. >> chris: someone needs to remind this fella cats have nine lives, not dogs. he has to be more careful. if this dog could talk, she would have quite the story to tell, now why she decided to escape but how she was able to survive. three hours of adventure for little posy was three hours of agony for her owner scott cohen. >> we get a call from our day care saying, oh, my god, we lost your dog. >> kris: he was out of town. he left posy with a north end day care. they were getting her out of a vehicle when... >> as soon as the door opened, she bolted. >> kris: he immediately went to facebook writing, "posy is lost somewhere in the north end." posy was running everywhere.
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she was racing down the freeway. >> kris: then 5r7b:00 p.m. another phone call. she had taken herself to mass general hospital, cold and scared. cohen's dad saying... >> he's like, that's a smart dog. does she have insurance? >> kris: her story spread on twitter. cohen writing, "that's my dog. i'm in florida right new losing my mind." this video showing her being reunited with the same day care she escaped from. both parties so relieved and scott so thankful for everyone's help. >> it was great. it was crazy. it sort of restored my faith in humanity. >> kris: scott cohen talked to us while he was at the airport. he's since returned to boston and has been reunited with posy. i'ming this posy wanted to get down to florida, guys. live in the news courtroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: please, get me where it's warm. >> sarah: thank goodness the little thing is okay. up next on 7news, flooded with questions and concerns tact water crisis in flint. the new steps authorities are
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how the city's water supply became contaminated with lead. >> christa: two kids home alone in worcester when four men make their way inside. what happened when a startled
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>> an now time for 7sports with alex corddry. >> alex: good morning. tom brady rushed and rocked all day long, still the patriots almost came back at the end, but the season is over and instead of playing in the super bowl, the team is playing the blame game. accoding to reports, the patriots have fired offensive line coach dave, taking the fall for the o-line struggles. tom brady hit 23 time, sacked four times and before sunday he was praised for how he handled the line this year, having to use 37 different combinations. the celtics visiting washington, looking for a third straight win.
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fourth. marcus smart knocking down the three, capping a 14-2 run. celtics win it 116-91, scoring over 100 points for ninth straight game. bruins visiting the flyers and b's up 2-1 in the third. wayne simmons cleans up the mess in front, his second of the night. we're tied up at 2-2. with under two minutes to left, how about this, an unlikely hero for the b's. brett connelly tips in the game winner off the chara shot, his seventh goal of the season, just his third since thanksgiving, and the bruins win it 3-2. the b's run home tonight. they're back in action against the ducks at the garden. that's a look at 7sports. i'm alex corddry, and have a great day. >> christa: all right. it's 5:25. coming your way in just about five minutes, local students answering the call. why they're giving up their cell phone, wow to, help someone maybe they've never even met. >> sarah: and worcester police are trying to track down suspects following a terrifying encounter. what a mother says she found when she returned home with her
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>> sarah: a driver opens fire on another driver. what police say happened just before the violence erupted. >> christa: and trying to get the over-budget green line extension project back on track. how much the mbta is now spending for a redesign of it. >> sarah: and hold the phone. why students in billerica are giving up their most treasured piece of technology all for a good cause. >> this 7news "today in new england." >> christa: i did a double take when i heard this story, kids giving up a cell phone. >> sarah: it's hard to believe. >> christa: take off your right arm almost, right? i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. would you give up your cell phone. >> chris: you'd stare at blank hands. where's my cell phone?
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if you're getting rid of them, why not? i don't know if i could go no phone all day long. 29 in boston. 33 in plymouth. 38 in hyannis. good morning, everyone. we have a quiet start to the day. patches of clear skies out there now. we'll hold some sunshine this morning. more clouds around this afternoon, and we'll increase the breeze, too, out of the south-southwest. mid to upper 40s this afternoon. isolated shower late in the day. and this evening can't rule that out, but overall looks like a quiet day ahead of us with a low threat of passing shower. dry wednesday, thursday, some snow showers working in thursday night into friday. more on that forecast ahead. >> christa: all right. it's fast track traffic time. danielle, it's been a little while. good morning. >> danielle: good morning, christa. we have some understand debts out there. this is the braintree split. you can see the back-up. this is from a jackknifed tractor-trailer on the expressway northbound. that's right at furnace brook parkway. the back-up is on the braintree split as you just saw. so that's causing some delays there.
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looking good so far this morning. no issues on the pike yet. we do have an accident on the pike eastbound at the weston tolls actually. and a car is off the road and went down the embankment apparently. north of town, route 93 looking good. we have an accident on 128 northbound at route 38 in woburn. and then your ride on route 1 looking good as well this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 11 minutes from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," so far it's on time this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the day's top stories. crews remain on the scene of a fire at a water treatment plant in quincy that injured five people. the fire is burning about seven stories underground in some ductwork. it was sparked by an explosion yesterday afternoon. the five injured workers are expected to be okay. police are investigating bomb threats made to several
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the police station. detectives say the automated calls were also received at south shore hospital and several stores and supermarkets in town. we're told there's been no threats made to any schools. three people were taken to the hospital after a bus crashed into an auto shop in warwick, rhode island, last night. emergency crews took down the building last night so it wouldn't collapse. this morning officials are investigating whether the bus driver suffered from a medical issue. >> christa: so happening right now man, recovering after being shot in the street. this morning police say this was apparently over a parking space. witnesses say the victim was trying to move his car and that is when the shooter got impatient and apparently became violent. here's 7's kris anderson. kris, they're still hunting for this gunman? >> kris: they want the track him down. despite being shot in the stomach, the victim is expected to be okay. that's the important part. here in new england we've heard of arguments over parking spots
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police say this is unacceptable. police say a 34-year-old man who was driving this toyota camry was shot in the stomach by another man simply for parking in what the other man believed was his spot. >> it's terrible. it's ridiculous. i don't understand how it comes to that. it's never that serious other -- over a parking spot. there's not even a lot of snow out here. >> kris: it happened monday afternoon. the gunman pulled up and claimed he shoveled out the space where you see the gray care. the owner of the camry was going to move but didn't move fast enough. the two argued and he was shot from close range. >> pop. i looked out the window and i seen somebody laying on the ground. >> i think it goes to the point all the time that there's way too many guns. when people are shooting over a parking spot, we got a problem. >> kris: investigators say the suspect, a 27-year-old man, took off up the street in his bmw and may have run into this house, but he wasn't there when police arrived.
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someone didn't die over a parking dispute. >> kris: the victim is in the hospital. police have identified that suspect. they're hoping to track him down and arrest him soon. live in the control courtroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: police in dedham are searching for answers after a dog is found abused and out in the cold. an animal control officer found the dog monday afternoon while responding to a call. the dog now known as stitch is suffering from severe starvation. he's being treated at the animal rescue league's boston shelter. officials say stitch had no collar and is about two years old. they say he could easily have died if someone didn't see him. police are now trying to figure out who abused him. they're asking anyone who recognizes stitch to call police. >> christa: new this morning, the mbta's control board has now approved three deals to redesign the green line extension project. according to the "herald," the contracts are worth up to $6 million. the recent estimated budget for the project was about $3
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the mbta officials are hoping to cut $1 billion from that total. harvard university is closing the case of an alarming vandalism that happened back in administrators say they could not find the person who placed black tape over these photos inside the law building. investigators believe the suspect was targeting specifically photos of african american faculty members. officials say they did numerous interviews and examined the with anything. the law department says security cameras will now be intald in the building in the near future. >> sarah: students at a local high school "celling out" for a good cause. >> christa: students are turning in their cell phones for 21 days to raise money for cancer. "celling out for a cause" is what it's called. it started two years ago when a local middle schooler was diagnosed with leukemia. since then students have raised more than $5,000 from this. >> we've done a lot of things for community service, but
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i think everybody would like the see a teenager just put their phone down just even for an hour would be nice, never mind 21 or 30 day. >> christa: wow. every year the money goes to a new local family affected by cancer as well as to dasher cancer institute, as well. nicely done, guys. >> sarah: that's great. still ahead on 7news, two big developments in the flint water crisis. help on the way for families today and the new investigation being launched. >> christa: if run half marathon is one of your goals this year, allow this dog to be your inspiration. how the k-9 was able to sneak into the race. we have a winner i think, kris. >> kris: absolutely. not a bad day to take a jog. not as cold outside. temperatures close to 30 degrees. a little breeze and clouds around. light jacket weather. upper 40s. seven-day forecast coming up. >> danielle: and good morning, everyone. here's a look at the pike. you can't see it there, but we do have an accident on the pike eastbound at the weston tolls.
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>> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. temperatures starting off in the upper 20s. 33 in plymouth. 29 in worcester this morning. 24 in fitchburg. take a look at some of these numbers as we go throughout the day and temperatures warming up into the 40s. weather. mainly dry day. can't rule out a passing shower this afternoon. but all in all look at these temperatures. by lunchtime kids heading for recess. 45 degrees. 48 later on this afternoon. winds at times gusting over 20mph. how long this last? your seven-day forecast coming up. >> christa: take a look at what's trending. a bloodhound finding herself in a half marathon when she goes to take a bathroom break in alabama. the dog is trotting alongside runners for the entire 13.1 miles. and she finished in seventh place. >> sarah: i love this story.
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at home, didn't know the dog ran the race until a friend called her and the pup even got a medal for her accomplishment right there. organizers say next year the race will be named the hound dog half, and a special prize will be given to the runner who finishes seventh. what a great story. >> sarah: what a tough decision here. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg having trouble picking an outfit out for his first day back from his two-month paternity leave. he posted this photo of his closet with the caption, "what should i wear?" he says he wears the same thing every day so he can focus on more important decisions. i like that. >> christa: i thought those were his dad duds. speaking of parenting, look at this, sarah, a new stroller may make new parents' lives a bit easier. this is the self-propelling stroller. it's called the smart bee. this is the commercial it looks like. it has an electronic engine that
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hey, i thought that's why you got a jogging stroller, so you could put in the effort. it also features a bottle warmer, built-in music and rocker, cameras, canopies. the price will probably run you around $3,000. and it launches next year. i see both chris and sarah eyeing this a little enviously. >> sarah: i think the bottle warmer is cool, but the whole not touching it would make me nervous. i like the know i'm in control. >> chris: does it have all-wheel drive? >> christa: chris, you should be on the design team, clearly. but serially, you don't want blair taking off on her own. >> sarah: but the bottle warmer is cool. i like that. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go coming up next. a reason to put down that cup of coffee. did we just tell you it was good last week? now we'll tell you why it might not be the way the start your day. >> christa: uh-oh. >> reporter: an explosion in quincy, and more than 16 hours later a fire still burns deep
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>> christa: and why president obama is banning solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal and
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>> christa: good morning. 5:45 on your tuesday. time now to start off your day on the right note. >> sarah: here's what you need to know and go. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast.
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good morning, christa. we were just talking about how it was almost a big coincidence it started knowing the same time it did last year. but look at the difference. we had that snow last year around january 24th. today to the date we started this huge snowstorm that dropped over two feet in the city of boston. and it didn't hit 40 degrees again until march. how about this, though: no big snowstorm today. now we're hitting 45 to 50 this afternoon. so we're not in that cold deep freeze big snowstorm pattern for next week or two. 25 in boston. 33 in plymouth right now. temperatures warming up today thanks to that southerly wind. even out of the southwest a little bit this afternoon. the wind is active, so it may in the quite feel 45 to 50 degrees thanks to the breeze, but it will feel milder compared to where we've been the last several days. this system with the front off to the west of us, very limited in terms of the moisture, but i can't rule out a spot shower rolling in here later this afternoon and into this evening. 20% of us get it north and west of boston this afternoon.
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passing shower overnight tonight, especially down through southeastern mass. otherwise that's it. tomorrow we start off with the clouds and get the sunshine back in the afternoon. breezy day overall with temperatures close to 40 in the afternoon. energy across the great lakes diving toward the system off the east coast. too close here in terms of timing to get its act together. if it got its act together further off to the south and west, it could get a celestial storm. right now looks like the bulk will be off shore. so we'll call it some snow showers in here on thursday night into friday. mainly because of the disturbance dropping in from the north and west. all right. 45 to 50 this afternoon. partly sunny to cloudy skies. mild and breezy out there. got a he risk of passing shower. i think a better chance overnight tonight, especially down through southeastern mass. temperatures into the 30s tonight. holding into the upper 30s to near 40 tomorrow. it will be breezy but still warm enough to get some melting done out there. a couple scattered snow showers on friday. could have some snow showers or
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saturday as a warm front tries to work back through. on the other side of it we will warm up sunday into monday back into the 40s. >> sarah: 5:47 right now. let's send it over danielle with a check of the roads. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. let's head to the maps. we're keeping an eye on the jackknifed tractor-trailer southbound at furnace brook parkway. but notice the delays northbound as well from people looking at that and then the hov lane is late to open this morning. there. south of town, no other major delays to tell you about. let's head to the pike inch weston we have an accident eastbound at the weston tolls. we have a car off the road on the side down the embankment there. north of town a little slowing in lawrence on 93 southbound. in woburn we have an accident 128 northbound at route 38 causal -- causing some minor delays. route 1 no major issues the tell you about this morning. take a look at those drive times
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out the door. 12 minutes on the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike just 12 minutes. 128 to the zakim bridge 13 minutes. taking the "t" this morning? so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. developing news at 5:49, an crews spending the night at the scene of a fire in quincy. the flames sparked by an explosion about 14 hours ago at water treatment plant. >> sarah: this morning five workers are recovering in the hospital. 7's vick michael vick live in quincy with the latest on the investigation. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. the pyre is deep underground, about 100 feet we -- below ground. and it continued to smoke overnight after getting into the ductwork. this all starting in quincy around 1:00 yesterday with an explosion at the nut island waste headworks. five men were rushed to the hospital with smoke inhalation and eye irritation. they were seven stories below ground at the time. they were doing ductwork on an odor-control system at the time,
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if the explosion happened when they turned on a fan. so fire crews remain on the scene as for those men who were brought to the hospital, they remain in the hospital, but we are told that their injuries are not considered too serious and that they should recover. the investigation continues and they want to stress that they feel there's absolutely no risk to anybody in the public and that this facility has absolutely nothing to do with the drinking water supply. live this morning in quincy, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism breaking overnight, 13 people rescued from a sinking yacht off the coast of southeast florida. it happened monday night near the town of lauderville by the sea. a coast guard officer said the whole yacht sank about 25 minutes after the last person was rescued. officials say it is in an area where they won't be able to recover it. so the yacht will remain underwater. >> christa: happening right now, police out in worcester investigating a terrifying eastbound -- encountering during a home invasion. police say a mother came home
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thursday only to find four men inside of her home. her two other children, a 13 and - the time. so the men allegedly put the family in the bathroom, stole jewelry from the home, and then took off. ism police identify a suspect in connection to a "t" stop shooting in east boston. detectives are looking for 21-year-old rogelio alvarado and also asking for the public's help in finding him but police warn he could be arm and dangerous. the double shooting happened last week in east boston at the maverick square blue line station. alvarado faces multiple charges, including armed assault with attempt to murder. >> christa: new this morn, the owners of the sunken cargoship "el faro" have reached a settlement with ten of the crew members' families, including the family of a local man. the company will pay each family for $500,000 after they claim
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the family of keith griffin is included in that settlement. according to nbc news, cases are still pending with 23 other families. kingston native jeffrey mathias and marriott wright of brockton were also on board that ship. morning, president obama says he's banning solitary confinement for juveniles in according to the "washington post," the president believes the punishment only leads to long-term psychological problems. his new policy states that it should only be used as a last resort when prisoners are a danger to themselves or others. >> christa: also happening today, families out in flint, michigan, who were concerned about exposure to lead in their drinking water are apparently able to get tested now for free. >> sarah: the event will test children up to six years old. there will also be additional testing scheduled for next week, also for free. investigators say they will get to the bottom of why the city's water was poisoned by lead. >> this is an investigation i can assure you we're going to
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we're going to ask the tough questions. those proverbial questions of what did you know and when did you know it. >> sarah: the national guard has been helping the people in flint by providing bottled water and several states say they will continue to donate clean water until the crisis is resolved. >> christa: new details about the zika virus this morning. it is spreading. it's now been found in at least 20 countries and territories in latin america. the virus spreads through mosquito bites and so far it's led to severe birth defects as it causes babies to have abnormally small heads and brains. the c.d.c. is advising pregnant women to avoid traveling to the affected areas. >> sarah: japanese auto parts maker takata says a tenth person has been killed due to the company's faulty air bags. takata has already recalled more than 20 million cars. the company faces millions in fines as well as an investigation by the u.s. justice department. on 7news now, you may find
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best bargains are at your local drugstore. according to dailyfinance.com, cereals are usually marked down at drugs stores in order to get you in the door. for the same reason you can also find better sales on dairy and eggs. as for garbage bags and diapers, you can buy the generic store-brand versions at much cheaper prices than the brand name and the quality is just as good. >> christa: a new study finding breast cancer treatments may leave patients more vulnerable to viral and bacterial infections. researchers measured the levels of white blood cells in the system after treatment. some cells were lower counts for at least nine months after chemotherapy, but the levels of antibodies that protect against tetanus and pneumonia stayed lower longer. if you're an early morning coffee drinker like a lot of us around here, like 3:00 a.m., you might want the hear this.
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post," the best time to drink coffee is not until 10:00 a.m. this is because early in the morning our bodies naturally produce a hard moan called cortisol that helps us wake up and become more alert in the first place, so filling up with caffeine signals the body to make less of it, meaning you're going the start relying on just coffee to wake uho up instead of your body's natural... >> sarah: right. i think it evens out because we wake up at 2:00 and there's a coffee run after the show. so that's kind of like our 10:00, right? >> christa: no one wants the hear about our drama i'm sure. >> chris: i could use a 10:00 a.m. first cup of coffee if i woke up at 9:45. it would work that way. otherwise i'll stick to my regular larry scheduled coffee plan. mid to upper 40s this afternoon. a breeze coming in out of the southwest. overall temperatures warming up nicely as we go through this afternoon. about 50 degrees down into taunton. and you take a look at the seven-day forecast, and we'll have temperatures running into the 40s for tomorrow.
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better chance of seeing close to 50 degrees by sunday. >> sarah: all right, if you're just waking up, we have a lot to get you caught up on. a bus goes on a dangerous drive and it ends up crashing right into a rhode island business. man inside the building describes the chaotic scene
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or with a 2 year agreement, get a $300 bonus. go to getfios.com or call 1.888.get.fios. >> sarah: a city bus on a collision course with a business. >> i heard the horn and diefd for our lives literally. >> sarah: passengers and the driver hurt in the crash. >> christa: fire crews on the scene of a explosion overnight in quincy.
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>> sarah: red line worries. what's causing repeated delays and overcrowding? >> christa: and as the race for the white house draws closer, so do the polls. the latest numbers with less than a week to go to iowa. >> sarah: an energetic pup takes boston by storm. street. >> sarah: the effort to end her whirlwind run safely. england." >> christa: a curious little girl. wanted to break free. good morning, everybody. it's tuesday. glad to have you here. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. the good news, we might have a warm-up this week. let's send it over the chris lambert. maybe just a little. >> chris: as early as this afternoon, sarah and christa. we're talking temperatures in the 40s if not a few temps close to 50. here's the other good news: we get a little daylight each day. the winter solstice. sunrise about an hour away. sunset, closer to 5:00 here, and by february, early february, we do eclipse that 5:00 p.m. sunset
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29 in the city of boston. warmer than we've seen the last couple mornings thanks to a southerly breeze. more clouds to the west of us. precipitation is limited, so don't expect much out of it. maybe a passing isolated shower here. later on this afternoon into the early evening hours, the theme, breezy. so the wind is strong out of the southwest at times gusting 20, 25mph, but we have temperatures into the upper 40s. take a look at your first coming up. gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. let's head outside. this is the braintree split. you can see quite a bit of back-up here. let's go to the maps. i want to show you why we're still keeping an eye on this jackknifed tractor-trailer. although it's southbound on furnace brook parkway, it's causing some issues northbound, as well. people are stopping to look at it. then the hov lane is late to open this morning. so heading to the expressway, we have some issues. once you're on it, it's looking good, though. route 3, 24, 95, no issues yet this morning. the pike from framingham to 128 look good.
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have an accident eastbound. embankment. that's causing some back-up there. 93 southbound, you're stop-and-go from lawrence into boston. on woburn, 128 northbound at route 38, we have an accident. route 1 looking good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 13 minutes on the expressway boston. keep in mind, we have that mess at the braintree split. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 13 minutes. so far this morning if you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: right now we're following a developing story this morning. fire crews were busy overnight on the scene of an explosion at a treatment plant in quincy. fife people were injured in the blast. >> sarah: the fire keeps flaring up. 7's victoria warren is live in quincy with more. >> victoria: it's a difficult fire. it is deep underground, about 100 feet below ground. if you take a live look behind me, you can see in the distance, fire crews are on the scene.
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throughout the night because this fire has continued to smoke after getting into the ductwork. this all started yesterday at 1:00 in the afternoon. with an explosion at the nut island waste head works. five men were rushed to the hospital with smoke inhalation and eye irritation. they were seven stories below ground at the time. they were doing ductwork on an odor-control system at the time. >> one of the guys who was working down there believes it was tied to the fan, they were amping up a fan as part of the system. when the fan got to a certain point, there was an explosion. but again, we'll have to hold judgment on that until the experts get in there and take a look at what happened. >> victoria: and those experts can't get in there until they are confident that this fire has been completely put out, and that is what they are still working on at this hour. so they have some investigation to do. the men brought to the hospital remain there this morning, but i'm told they're expected to be okay.
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risk to the public and this facility has nothing to do with the public drinking water supply. live this morning in quincy, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: that's good the know, vicki. police are investigating bomb threats made to several locations in weymouth last night including the town's police station. detectives say these automated calls were also received at south shore hospital and several stores and supermarkets in town. this is outside south shore hospital. police search for anything at all suspicious. we're told that they are... there was no threat made at all to any school. breaking overnight, a driver behind bars after a hit-and-run thorndike street. the victim was taken to the hospital. according to the lowell sun has life-threatening injuries. >> sarah: also this morning ark city bus on a collision island. three people were injured and the building destroyed. 7's byron barnett is live in warwick with more. byron?
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the damage where the bus just slammed into this building. you can look over and see the roof has actually come down. it collapsed there in this building which houses a paint ball facility and an auto parts shop. one man inside wasn't hurt, but he says it was a terrifying experience,. three other people were taken to the hospital. emergency crews take down this unstable building after a warwick city bus plowed right into it. the two people inside had only seconds to react once they saw the bus headed straight for their store. >> we saw the bus coming toward our direction. it was kind of surreal. it was like, what's going on? is this guy going to stop? at the point we realized it wasn't stopping, we heard the horn and dived for our lives literally. >> byron: around 7:00 last night, the bus with two to three passengers on board hit a pole on route 1 and ricocheted across
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>> to be honest, when things like that happen, people say you see you life flash in front of your eye, it all happened in such slow motion. >> byron: the mayor says two passengers and the driver were taken to the hospital. they're still trying to figure out if a third passenger on boardwalked away unharmed. the driver sustained the most serious injuries. >> there was trauma but no life-threatening injuries to anyone involved. >> christa: manuel rosario and his friend weren't hurt, but his business is gone. he was allowed to grab some things out of the shop before they pulled out the bus and took down the last beam holding up the roof. >> byron: no word on the cause of this crash. we understand this bus driver is a veteran driver. he had 30 years of experience driving buses. investigators, we're told russia looking into the possibility that the driver had a medical issue. that's the latest live from barnett, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: byron, thank you. if you ride the red line, you're
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delays and overcrowding these days because a new report finds the fix for the trouble is also slow going. let's check in live with 7's jennifer eagan. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. there are chronic issues and then there are possible delays this morning to talk about. crews have been installing new rails over the longfellow bridge. it's been going on for a couple of weeks now. at least the past two weekends. while those new tracks settle, trains have to slow down to just 10mph over the bridge. that speed restriction caused severe delays yesterday. the mbta's general manager says the tracks need 48 hours to settle. and a heads up. if you use this stretch of the red line, there were still delays last tuesday morning because of this. so there could be again this morning. transportation officials discussed other issues on the red line at a meeting yesterday. the red line has a backlog of 1.5 billion dollars of upgrades and replacements. this as ridership on the red line grew almost 15% in the past
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lines. also even in the nice weather, last july to november, trains ran on time less than 75% of the time. again, there could be delays this morning along this stretch of the red line. speed restriction over the longfellow bridge because of new tracks that have been going in there. we're live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening later on today, relatives of that missing marine from hingham will be returning to massachusetts from hawaii. corporal christopher orlando's family members will receive a police escort to hingham. police in town are welcoming people the line parts of main street, east street and summer street in order to show their support. orlando and 11 other marines are presumed dead after two helicopters collided midair off hawaiian coast earlier this month. the coast guard called off the search for the missing marines last week. >> sarah: the new hampshire primary two weeks from today. and a new "boston herald poll out this morning shows the
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on the democratic side, bernie sanders is ahead of hillary clinton by 16 points. and on the republican side, donald trump continues to dominate the field. his 33% is more than his next two competitors, ted cruz and john kasich combined. jeb jeb bush, marco rubio and chris christie all have less than 10% support. boston's two biggest newspapers are turning down the g.o.p. candidates in new hampshire. the "globe" selecting john kasich, who has been spending a lot of time in the granite state, while the "herald" endorsed chris christie for the republican nomination. despite the lack of a major endorsement here in new england, donald trump drew another big crowd in new hampshire last night. meanwhile, the democratic candidates were all in iowa facing off in their final town hall meeting. 7's kris anderson is here with the latest on the race for the white house. >> kris: sarah, things really heating up, in fact, iowa and new hampshire now more than ever where they are the two states at the center of this campaign.
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pitch to the voters as they hope for good showings in the crucial early contests. >> we are going to win and we are going to make america great again. thank you. >> sarah:>> kris: donald trump firing up a crowd of several hundred in farmington, new hampshire, and taking aim at his closest arrival. >> the canadian, the man from canada. >> kris: once again questioning whether senator ted cruz, who was born in can dark should be able to run for the white house. >> he could run right now for prime minister of canada. he'd have no problem. >> kris: while trump was in the granite state, the democrats were in iowa making their final pitch to voters before next monday's caucus. >> i have a 40-year record of going after inequality, and not only economic inequality, racial inequality, sexist inequality, homophobic inequality, the kinds of things that go after people to put them down and push them back. >> i think we are touching a nerve with the american people who understand that establishment politics is just
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we need a political revolution. >> hold strong at your caucus because america is looking for a new leader. america is scanning the horizon. >> kris: recent polls show hillary clinton does have that slight edge over bernie sanders in iowa while donald trump has cruz. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: 7's dan hausle headed to iowa for the caucuses. his live reports begin thursday here on 7news. >> christa: still ahead, a parking problem in boston. it takes a violent turn when shots ring out over shoveling. >> sarah: and a curious canine takes a whirlwind run around boston. >> christa: you know what, she that. and you know what, i think we're all still crying about this one, fallout from sunday's loss. the patriots firing a coach. we'll have the report straight ahead. >> chris: weather looking
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milder day overall. temperatures starting off at 20 to near 30 degrees. warming up into the upper 40s this afternoon. how long does the mild weather last and what about that storm
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ism winter weather keeping the federal government closed again today. the nation's capital remains in recovery from the two feet of snow dumped in the area. public schools in the area will be closed along with schools in baltimore and philadelphia. >> christa: wow. as we look at that, chris lambert, all three of us were kind of taking this walk down memory lane about what was happening actually a year ago today, chris. >> chris: it was. we had that minor storm of five inches around january 24th. and then beginning today really
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in fact, beginning on january 26th last year and continuing through valentine's day, basically three weeks we picked up seven feet of snow in three weeks in the city of boston. we all know how that winter ended, over 110 inches of snow in the city of boston, and we were smashing records, 30-day record, 60-day record. you name it, even the seasonal record, total connelling in over 110 inches of snow in boston. and the relentless cold air. this go around after dealing with that snowstorm over the weekend, we get some melting here, especially this afternoon. no melting this morning at 29 degrees in boston, 24 in bedford, 20 degrees in norwood, but with the wind out of the south, i promise to deliver milder air as we go throughout the day. 7 to 15mph from boston to worcester now that. wind will increase. generally between about 15 and 18mph this afternoon. occasionally higher gusts. the trade-off today for the mild air, yes, we have more of a breeze and more clouds around compared to what we saw yesterday. now, tonight mostly cloudy skies.
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day break tomorrow. we get a couple passing showers, much of that will fall this evening, and then tomorrow still above freezing, close to 40 degrees in the afternoon. clouds around in the morning. some sunshine in the afternoon. gusty wind at times. we'll battle that, but overall not too bad. seasonal weather ahead of us for tomorrow afternoon. across the country today, looking rather quiet weather-wise. no major storms. yes, we have a little bit of rain down through the southeast, close to land that, but the big hub from new york city to philly to d.c., avoiding any major precipitation issues today, maybe just a passing shower for a few towns there. we'll watch this front cross tonight, and that's why i do expect maybe a passing shower, and behind it tomorrow, breezy day. wednesday and thursday, looks quiet. what we're watching for thursday night and into friday morning, we're still watching it, is this energy from the midwest diving into an area of low pressure off the east coast. if they could connect early enough, you could bring the storm system off the coastline close to new england. it makes the connection too late.
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right now it looks like most of that storm staying off shore. but i do have some snow showers in the forecast on friday from that storm system north and west of us dropping on in. otherwise rather quiet over next seven days. >> christa: that's good because danielle gersh keeps locking her know brush inside her car. danielle? >> chris: i drove to work today and last night i dug out all the snow. >> danielle: that wasn't even a lot, but this is all new for me. here's the expressway. you can see if you're trying to get to the expressway, this is the braintree split. you'll have some trouble. this is why. on the expressway southbound, we're still keeping an eye on this jackknifed tractor-trailer. this is at furnace brook parkway. but the delays really are northbound and part of the reason, the hov lane still not open this morning. so 128 southbound backed up to route 24, route 3 backed up to weymouth. so this is causing a bit of a mess south of town. the pike a little bit of slowing after you head through framingham, but not too bad. let's head north of town, 93 southbound, you're stop-and-go
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still keeping an eye on this accident. this is in woburn. 128 northbound at route 38. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 15 minutes on the expressway once you get on to it from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 14 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. also this morning, a dog literally living life in the fast lane after escaping from doggie doggie day care. she made a mad dash, very curious little girl, running around boston, even inside the tip o'neill tunnel of all places. ism. >> sarah: hard the i believe. that was the start of a nightmare for the dog's owner who was out of town. kris anderson has more on the amazing way she was found. >> kris: and you two thought you had a rough day. try being this little doggie. if the dog could talk, she would have quite the story to tell, not about why she chose to
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survive. three hours of adventure for little posy was three hours of agony for her owner scott cohen. >> we get a call from our day care essentially saying, oh, my god, we lost your dog. >> kris: he was out of town day care. they were getting her out of the when... >> as soon as the door opened, she bolted out. >> kris: he immediately went to facebook saying, "posy is somewhere." volunteers started helping search. police were notified. posy was running everywhere. >> there had been an warning on market station. she was apparently just galloping all over the freeway. >> kris: then around 5:00 p.m., another phone call. she had taken herself to mass general hospital, cold and scared. cohen's dad saying... >> he's like, that's a smart dog. does she have insurance? >> kris: her story spread on quitter, cohen writing one person, "that's my dog. i'm in florida right now losing my mind."
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reunited with the same day care she escaped from. both parties so relieved and help. >> it was great. it was crazy. it was... it sort of restored my faith in humanity. >> kris: quite the tale. there cohen was nice enough to talk to us while he was at the airport. he's since returned to boston and has been reunited with posy, life. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: love those jokes. we can't keep up. >> christa: never disappoint. still ahead, the former patriots' player in trouble with the law. we'll have that story. also road rage to the extreme. two drivers doing battle in the middle of traffic. oh, my goodness. >> sarah: showing the love to patriots' nation, the message tom brady and gisele bundchen have for fans as the season comes to a close. having lots of devices in your home can really slow your internet down. so keep things moving with 100%
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>> and now time for 7sports with alex corddry. >> alex: good morning. tom brady rushed and rocked all day long, still the patriots almost resilient enough to come back in the end. the season is over. instead of playing in the super bowl, the team is playing the blame game. according to reports, the paints have fired offensive line coach dave deguglielmo, taking fall for the o-line struggles against the broncos. tom brady hit 23 time, sacked four times, and before sunday, deguglielmo was praised for how he handled the line this year, having to use 37 different combinations. the celtics visiting washington looking for a third straight win. the c's on fire in the fourth. marcus smart knocking down the three capping a 13-2 run. celtics win 116-91, scoring over 100 points for ninth straight game. bruins visiting the flyers. b's up 2-1 in the third. wayne simmons cleans up the mess in front, his second of the night. we're tied up at 2-2.
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unlikely hero for the b's. brett connolly tips in the game winner off the chara shot, his seventh goal of the season, just his third since thanksgiving and the bruins win it 3-2, and the b's return home tonight. they're back in action against the ducks at the garden. that's a look at 7sports. i'm alex corddry. have a great day. >> christa: looks like patriots' q.b. tom brady is getting lots of support after this playoff loss to the broncos. >> sarah: his wife gisele bundchen thank, patriots' fans for the kind words. she tweeted "thank you for all the messages supporting tom. we're so proud of him. #gratitude." brady's kids showing their father some love. this adorable photo of vivienne and ben hugging their dad. the photo has received more than 250,000 likes on instagram. so cute. >> christa: absolutely adorable. 6:26. still ahead, students in
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this warm-up is on the way here for sure, chris,. >> chris: this morning i was like, should i start the car? do i need the warm it up? i chose no and i didn't shiver. it's a milder start to the day. you don't need to put anything in defrost mode here, although windshields. in the suburbs, 3mph wind in boston. 7 in boston, 3 in norwood, 5 in plymouth, 15 in worcester. overall that southerly wind helping warm us up today. temperatures running mid to upper 40s this afternoon. so it's a milder day overall. trade-off, more clouds around. but i think it's a limited chance of rain. could be a spot shower overnight tonight. some snow showers on friday, but the bulk of that storm looks to stay off shore. talk about the weekend forecast and the seven-day forecast coming up. ism time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. let's head outside. this is the expressway southbound at furnace brook parkway. sky7 is over this jackknifed tractor-trailer. this has been here all morning long. now cars starting to get by. so it looks like it's getting better. i think this should be cleared
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you can see a tow truck on scene. hopefully we're getting ready to wrap this up. let's head to the maps. we have another incident to tell you about on the expressway. this one northbound. we have an accident at savin hill some the expressway a little mess this morning. getting up to the braintree split on route 3 northbound, you're backed up all the way the weymouth. that's the slow drive. then 128 southbound, you're starting to crawl after you pass over route 24. the pike a little bit of slowing as you head into framingham. from 128 into boston, things looking pretty good. north of town, 93 southbound, stop-and-go from lawrence into boston. still keeping an eye on this accident. this is 128 northbound at route 38 in woburn. route 1 through saugus looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times this morning as you're getting ready to head out the door. 16 minutes on the expressway from the schlitterbahn into boston. into town on the pike, 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 25 minutes. if you're taking the "t," so far this morning it's on time.
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let's get a check of your top stories. crews are still on the scene of a fire at a water treatment plant in quincy that injured five people. the fire is burning about seven stories underground and then some duct work, it was sparked by an explosion that happened yesterday afternoon. the five workers hurt are expected to recover. also police are investigating bomb threats directed to several locations in weymouth, including the town's police station. detectives say these automated calls were also received at south shore hospital along with several stores and supermarkets in town. we're told that there have been no threats so far made to any schools. also this morning, three people taken to the hospital after a bus crashes into an auto shop in warwick, rhode island, late last night. emergency crews took down the building. so it wouldn't collapse this morning. officials are investigating whether the bus driver suffered some form of medical issue. >> sarah: right now boston police are trying to track down the person who shot a driver over a parking sought. -- spot. witnesses say the victim was
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the shooter was impatient and quickly became violent. 7's kris anderson here with how the driver is doing. >> kris: unbereaveable what happened. despite being shot in the to be okay. that's the good news. here in new england, we've heard about arguments over those parking spots because of the snow, but police say this incident is unacceptable. police say a 34-year-old man who was driving this toyota camry was shot in the stock ma'am by another man simply for parking in what the other plan believed was his spot. >> it's terrible. it's ridiculous. i don't understand how it comes to that. it's never that serious over a parking spot. it's never even a lot of snow out here. >> kris: it happened monday night on nightingale street in dorchester. the gunman pulled up and complained he shoveled out the space where you see the gray car. apparently the owner of the camry was going to move but didn't move fast enough. the two argued and he was shot from close range. >> pop. i looked out the window and see
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>> i think it goes to the point all the time that there's way too many guns. when people are shooting over parking spot, we have a problem. >> kris: investigators say the suspect, a 27-year-old man, took off up the street in his bmw and may have run into this house, but he wasn't there when police arrived. >> all i know is they're fortunate someone didn't die over a parking dispute. >> kris: that victim is in the hospital still. police have identified the suspect and they're hoping to find him soon. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a former patriots' practice squad player facing three felony charges today including indecent assault. j.j. worton appeared in court monday. police say the wide receiver grabbed two women at a bar early saturday morning. the 24-year-old is also accused of punching the woif of one of the women. worton was on the pats' practice squad for ten days this past season and became a free agent when the season ended. >> christa:>> sarah: police identify a suspect in connection to the shooting at maverick "t" station
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shots were fired on to a crowded blue lain train after an argument. detectives are looking for rogelio alvarado and are asking for the public's help to find the 21-year-old, but police warn that alvarado could be armed and dangerous. alvarado faces multiple charges including armed assault with attempt to murder. >> christa: right now police are looking for two suspects after a convenience store is robbed in everett. officials say two men walked into the store just after midnight yesterday. pictures from surveillance video show one of the men jumping behind the counter and showing a clerk a gun before pistol whipping him. he then makes off with the cash inside a register. >> sarah: students at a local high school selling out for a good cause. at bill rick can high school, they're turning in their cell phones to police for 21 days to raise money for cancer. "celling out for a cause" cause started out two years ago when a local middle schooler was diagnosed with leukemia.
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more than $75,000. >> we've done a lot of things for community service, but absolutely nothing as powerful as this. i think everybody would like the see a teenager put their phone down just even for an hour would be nice. never mind 21 or 30 days. ism every year the money goes to a new local family affected by cancer as well as dana farber cancer institute. >> christa: that's a staggering amount of money they have raised and the amount of your phone. >> sarah: it's amazing. more schools should do that with with the students. >> christa: still ahead, an extreme case of road rage. draw your sword here. drivers grabbing whatever they can to battle in the middle of the streets. >> sarah: dozens of californians losing their homes as they dangle over the edge. el nio being blamed for this damage. >> christa: and they're back, proof of a "friends" reunion plus a few extra coming up.
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one has a bat, the other has a pole. it's like they're challenging each other to a duel. the witnesses who took the video say the fight started when the madebykatyblog.blogspot.com gestures to one another. they were stopped at a red light. the fight went on until the light turned green and the drivers got back into their cars. yikes. [gunfire] shots fired, shots fired! >> sarah: new video of a police involved shooting in orlando. it started when officers tried to stop a driver for a seat belt violation. the 17-year-old tried to escape and drove at an officer. police shot at the car and hit the teen in the shoulder. he was later arrested. >> christa: wet weather causing dramatic cliff erosion along the california coastline. and this video just giving us a look at how dangerous this situation has become. you can see decks hanging over the edge and dirt tumbling down, just crumbling into the ocean. that area has seen a lot of rain
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of emergency has been declared. evacuations are under way. we've had not to that extent, but, you know, north shore area and so forth, remember? >> sarah: pretty bad. all right. know and go is next with all you day's top stories. the mbta outlining some of the problems with the red line, including delays and overcrowding. >> reporter: an explosion in quincy. we'll explain why the fire burned underground for 16 hours. >> christa: also how a bloodhound suddenly gets inspired to run a half marathon to the surprise of some other
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>> it's 6:45. time to know and go. >> reporter: crews remaining overnight on the scene of a fire that sent several workers to the hospital. >> reporter: plus a building torn down in rhode island after a bus slammed right enter a business. >> reporter: some tee riders seeing red. the big issues facing the most-used subway line. >> kris: and two weeks until primary day in new hampshire. which candidates are surging ahead in a new poll out this morning. >> sarah: all right. 6:45. time the know and go. >> christa: starting things off with traffic and weather. chris, we don't have snow, at least for today. >> chris: no, we don't. 45 the 50 degrees this afternoon. what a difference a year makes. today to the date the start of
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26th to february 15th. that three-week stretch alone we picked up seven feet of snow in the city of boston. and quite the winter we have last winter. 31 right now in boston. 29 in the city of boston. i should say 31 in worcester. take a look to the west of us. little precipitation on the map. maybe an isolated sprinkle or a brief shower later on this afternoon, but overall the theme, partial nine this morning. more clouds around late morning into the afternoon. mild and breezy day. 45 to 50 degrees. stray shower this evening. otherwise mostly cloudy tonight. only dropping into the 30s. but we do stay in the upper 30s to lower 40s for tomorrow afternoon. clouds in the morning. some sunshine in the afternoon. it will be a breezy day. looks like the brunt of this ocean storm as of now will stay off shore. could get some snow showers working in thursday night into friday from the north and west. we'll continue to keep an eye on it. but right now looks like it's too far to the east when it develops to give us anything real significant across the area. and look at the seven-day forecast. we were off in a deep freeze
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each and every day here above the freezing, ma. on several days up into the 40s. >> christa: small victories. thanks, chris. big victories, he says. danielle, how about traffic? >> danielle: no victories on the expressway. it's not looking good out there, you guys. this is southbound. you can see we still have that jackknifed tractor-trailer on the side causing delays, but northbound also seeing those delays an we're hoping this is going to get cleared up soon. let's go to the maps. i want to show you a lot of red. so we also have an accident on the expressway northbound at columbia road. so you can see the back-up even beyond the expressway on route 3. really slow from weymouth all the way up to the braintree split. route 24 slow as you approach 128. 128 southbound, you're backed up all the way the route 24. the pike slow through framingham and then you're stop and go into boston. and then north of town, we're still keeping an eye on this accident. this is in woburn on 128 northbound at route 38. you can see your drive on 93 southbound is slow and go into
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route 1 slow through saugus. take a look at those drive times really quick because give yourself some extra time if your door. if you're taking the "t," minor delays on the red line, back to you, guys. ism following a developing story, fire crews busy on the quincy. >> christa: five people were injured in the blast, and this fire keeps flaring up. let's go to 7's victoria warren. vicki? >> victoria: christa, they are still on the scene. they have been on the scene all night long. the fire, in fact, has continued to burn all night long. and it is deep underground, 100 feet deep underground. and this fire is stubborn because it got into the ductwork. this all started here in quincy around 1:00 yesterday afternoon with an explosion at the nut island waste headworks. five men were rushed to the hospital with smoke inhalation and eye irritation. they were seven stories below ground at the time. they were doing ductwork on an odor-control system at the time.
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if the explosion hadn't happened when they turned on a fan. so fire crews remain here this morning, and they have been battling the fire pretty much non-stop since yesterday. at one point they thought they had it under control. because it was in the ductwork, it flared up again. as for the men, they remain in the hospital. but i'm told they are expected to recover. their injuries are not too serious, and i've also been assured there is absolutely no threat to the public and this facility has nothing to do with the drinking water supply. live this morning in quincy, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism police are investigating bomb threats in weymouth last night, including the police station. detectives say the automated calls were also received at south shore hospital and several stores and supermarkets in town. this is outside south shore hospital as police search for anything suspicious. we're told there has been no threats made to any schools. breaking overnight, police arrest a driver after a
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it happened on thorndike street just after 6:00 last night. the victim was taken to the hospital and according to the lowell season has life-threatening injuries. >> christa: happening right now, an auto body shop destroyed after a city bus slams into it. this crash sending three people to the hospital as well. let's head live to the scene in warwick, rhode island, here's 7's byron barnett live for us this morning. byron? >> byron: we talked to one man inside the building at the time. he wasn't hurt, but he says it was aer the taking experience. take a look over here. you can see the damage to the building and the collapsed roof where the bus slammed right into this building. now, here's some video of the emergency crews taking down the unstable roof after a warwick city bus plowed right into this building. it happened around 7:00 last night. police say the bus with two or three passengers on board hit a pole on route 1 and then ricocheted into the building. the bus driver and two passengers were taken to the
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here's one man who was inside the building at the time had to say. >> we saw the bus coming toward our direction. it was kind of surreal. it's like what's going on? is this guy going to stop. at the point we realized it wasn't stopping, we heard the horn and dived for our lives literally. >> byron: and no word on exactly what caused the crash. we're told the driver has been driving buses for 30 years. now, investigators say they're also looking into the possibility that the driver had some sort of medical problem that caused him to lose control of the bus. that's the story live from warwick, rhode island, i'm byron barnett, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: this morning some mbta rider seeing red. recent delays on the red line have been blamed on track upgrades, but now we're learning there are more problems facing the busiest subway line. 7's jennifer eagan is in boston
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>> jennifer: sarah, good morning. there are chronic issues, and then there are dres this morning to talk about. crews have been installing new rails over part of the wrong fellow bridge. it's been going on for the past two weekends. while those new tracks settle, trains have to slow down to just tenmph 10mph over the bridge that. speed restriction caused severe delays yesterday. the mbta's general manager says the tracks need 48 hours to settle. so heads up if you use this stretch of the red line, those trains will be slowing down over the longfellow again today. also transportation officials discussed other issues at the red line at a meeting yesterday. the red line has a backlog of replacements. this as ridership on the red line grew almost 15% in the past eight years outpacing other lines. also even in the nice weather, last july to november, trains ran on time less than 75% of the time. again, there could be delays this morning as red line trains go over the longfellow bridge.
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morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, relatives of the missing marine from hingham will be returning to massachusetts from hawaii. corporal christopher orlando's family members will receive a police escort to hingham. police in town are welcoming people to line part of main street, east street and summer street to show their support. orlando and 11 other marines are presumed dead after two helicopters collided in the air off the hawaiian coast earlier this month. the coast guard called off the search last week. >> christa: let's go to the race for the white house. 7's kris anderson is back us with. new poll numbers. kris? >> kris: a lot of eyes on these numbers. with the iowa caucuses six days away and the new hampshire primary two weeks from today, the polls are becoming more and more important. this morning a new franklin pierce "boston herald" poll shows democrat bernie sanders with 55% support in new hampshire. he is 16 points now ahead of hillary clinton. on the republican side, donald
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field in the grand elt state. 33%. trump's total is more than his next two competitor, ted cruz and john kasich, combined. jeb bush, marco rubio and chris christie are all below 10%. boston's two biggest newspapers spurning the front-runner and endorsing other g.o.p. candidates in new hampshire. the "boston globe" has selected general kasich, who has been spending a lot of time in the granite state. while the "boston herald" endorses chris christie for the republican nomination. and a brand-new cnn poll released within just the past hour shows nationally donald trump is favored by 40% of republican voters, more than doubling that of second-place ted cruz. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thanks. don't forget 7's dan hausle is headed out to iowa for the caucuses and his live reports begin thursday right here on 7. >> sarah: new this morning, a local family is among the ten families that have reached a settlement with the owners of the sunken cargo ship "el faro." the company will pay each family
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ship had been overdue for repairs. the family of winthrop native keith griffin is included in the settlement. 33 people were on board the ship when it sank last year. families in flint michigan concerned about their exposure to lead will be able to get tested for free. today's event will test children up to six years old. the national guard has been helping the people in flint by providing bottled water. that's leading to an effort to recycle the thousands of bottles being donated. >> christa: the cast of friends making some new friends. rachel, monica, phoebe, rosss an joey were all in los angeles over the weekend filming a special for nbc. you can see them posing here with the cast of "the big bang theory." matthew perry couldn't make it in person but will be featured on the february 21st special honoring sitcom director james borrows. >> sarah: and a bloodhound finds herself in a half marathon when she goes to take a bathroom break in alabama.
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for the entire 13.1 miles. and she finished actually in seventh place. her owner, who was at home, was surprised to hear she ran the race because she says she's usually pretty lazy. the pup got a medal for her accomplishment and organizers say next year the race will be named the hound dog half. but there is excitement. she had to trot along with all the other people. >> christa: she's taking a snooze like she usually does. born to run here i guess, chris. >> chris: 13 miles deserves a lot of doggie treats after that. need to reload those calories. 29 in the city of boston. 29 in norwood. 35 in plymouth. good morning, everyone. we have temperatures warming up into the upper 40s this afternoon. more clouds around. a bit of a breeze. could get a passing sprinkle later on today, but chance of an isolated shower tonight. snow showers on friday. but the bulk of that ocean storm looks the stay just off shore as of now. guys? >> sarah: thanks, chris. the "today show" is straight ahead. facts for joining us. i'm sarah french.
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