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>> christa: and solving more breaking news, a seattle homeless encamp. turning into a crime scene when gunfire erupts leaving several people dead. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morn, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. it's a lovely morning out there. >> sarah: mild. >> christa: nice and mild. it was nice not to wear the really heavy coats, chris. >> chris: and if we can skip another month, maybe get into april, we'll be just fine. a couple months of winter weather ahead of us in new england, but we it did feel like march yesterday. feeling like march this morning. 42 in boston. 42 in norwood. 37 in worcester. don't need a ton of rain gear this morning, but we have some sprinkles on the board and light showers, so across southeast mass the first few hours of the morning, you may want to consider that if you have to spend considerable time outside.
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morning. temperatures running into the upper 30s by 7:00 a.m. we'll drop off a few degrees and bounce back a few degrees, but not much change temperature-wise as we go throughout the day. temperatures this afternoon in the lower 50s. we'll manage into the lower 40s, but still melting a little snow out there. i don't see any big storms or big-time cold coming from the seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: chris, thank you. how about traffic this morning, danielle. >> danielle: it's looking good out there. both directions of the expressway looking good. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston. south of town, route 3, 24, 95 all looking good. no issues to tell you about there. the pike out the framingham, also looking good on the pike. that's a nice drive. north of town, 93 over 128 into boston, no delays. route 1 good so far this morn, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway into boston. into town on the pike from 128,
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93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news out of dorchester. police searching for answers after a deadly early morning shooting. >> christa: right now the shooter is on the run. we want to get the latest for you this morning, and here's 7's victoria warren. she has breaking details. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, christa. police called out to dorchester in the early morning hours. we've got some video from the scene around 1:30 a.m. there were shots fired on washington street at dunbar avenue here in dorchester. and what we've been told so far is that we've got one victim, a man who was shot in the head. he was from announced -- pronounced dead. police have been canvassing this area for quite some time. detectives at this point do not have any information about a suspect. there are some reports out there that the suspect may have run on foot, so they are continuing
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they are asking anyone who may have heard anything or know anything that could help investigators to please come forward. live this morning in dorchester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: also breaking, police on the scene of a serious car accident in mansfield. a car badly damaged after a reported high-speed chase. 7's nicole oliverio is live in mansfield with the latest. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, we can tell you police still have the streets blocked off here in mansfield near where that accident happened. if i get out of the way, you can see the flashing lights. we also know the car that was damaged in this wreck is on a platt bed. it looks like it's being ready to be towed out as investigators try to piece together what happened. this crash happened just after 1:00 a.m. initial reports say this car crashed after being pursued by police. it's believed this car was speeding before it crashed. that driver was ejected. we're told he has serious injuries despite being
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he was medflighted to a boston hospital. it's unclear exactly how serious his injuries were. and again, taking a live look here at the scene, you can see police remain here near route 106 in mansfield. we're hoping to get more information and we'll bring you the latest as soon as we get it. live in mansfield, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're also following breaking news out of seattle. police are searching for a shooter who opened fire at a homeless camp, killing two and injuring three others. it happened last night at a long-standing encampment known as "the jungle." police believe it was a targeted attack and don't believe other homeless people are at risk. and breaking overnight, one person is dead and eight leaders in custody after a three-week standoff in oregon turns violent. you see protesters here occupying a federal wildlife reserver earlier this month. police say this happened during a traffic stop last night. eamon bundy and several of his followers were on the way to a community meeting before getting
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several shots were fired. right now it remains unclear who shot first. >> christa: and developing this morning, police in peabody investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide. officers found bodies of a man and a woman on a porch outside night. both of them suffered gunshot wounds. police say the woman was on the phone with family in brazil when a relative heard a commotion and that's when the line dropped out and then the victim's family called police. this morning that entire neighborhood is on edge. >> i'm really, really shocked. like this street is very, very quiet. it's us always been family based. a whole bunch of kids live here. i'm just... i really can't believe... i've seen her around this summer. she always cuts it herself. i'm very, very shocked this even happened. >> christa: police are trying to figure out the relationship between the two people. >> sarah: this morning state police are investigating after a
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being hit by a car in south boston. it happened on old colony avenue. 66-year-old man was killed at the scene. so far no charges have been filed. state police are trying to figure out what caused a truck the lose its tire and kill man in a tragic accident on 128 in lexington. they say the tire flew over the barrier, bounced off one car and then hit another car. this was tuesday afternoon. first responders say the victim died at the scene. so far in charges have been filed. >> christa: now to the race for the white house. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders will be meeting with president obama at the white house today. the two will meet privately in the oval office. no formal agenda planned. this will be the first formal meeting between the two, and on the republican side, donald trump says he will not be attending tomorrow night's debate just days ahead of the iowa caucuses. and it's all because of this feud with fox news that's been brewing for some time now.
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latest on that coming your way. 7's kris anderson, i can tell you that donald trump says that he won't show up to the caucuses or actually he won't show up to the debate because of this feud with the news anchor megyn kelly. let's go to 7's kris anderson for the latest now. kris? >> kris: christa, that appears to be the by issue. donald trump isn't a big fan of megyn kelly. he fox news asked kelly to be the moderator of the debate. trump says if she's there he won't be there. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third-rate reporter. i think she frankly is not good at what she does, and i think they can do a lot better than megyn kelly. fox is playing games. fox is going to make a fortune. i told fox you should give money to the wounded warriors.
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with fox spilled on the twitter. fox mocked trump for threatening not to attend. when ted cruz heard the news, he offered to take on trump alone. >> is he afraid of megyn kelly, afraid of you, afraid of hannity, afraid of rush. we can do it without any moderators whatsoever. i'm happy to go an hour and a half, me and donald, no moderators, any time before the iowa caucuses. >> kris: the republican national committee is sponsoring this debate. a spokesperson says, "obviously we would love all the candidates to participate, but each campaign ultimately makes its own decision." even though he won't be at the debate, donald trump says he'll stay in iowa tomorrow night raising money for wounded warriors. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. 7's dan hausle will be out in iowa for the debate and the caucuses. his live report speaks tomorrow night right here at 7:00. >> sarah: hundreds of people lining the streets in hingham to
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of a local marine declared dead following an accident earlier this month. >> christa: so relatives of corporal christopher orlando returned from hawaii last night. you see here people held american flags as a police escort drove to the family's home. orlando, as you know by now, was one of the dozen marines lost at sea after two helicopters crashed off the coast of hawaii two weeks ago. >> we just sit out here and hopefully make them feel a little bit better. that's what i want them to do. >> no mom should have to bury her son, and not even to have a son to come home. >> christa: hingham high's hockey team lined the streets. orlando played for the team while he was in school. >> sarah: much more news ahead on "today in new england." next a newlywed turning to solve it 7 for help with some serious wedding ring problems. >> christa: and parking problems.
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foul after his tire is slashed. mayor walsh is getting involved. >> sarah: and a local college making an offer, where you can go to class with a guarantee of getting a job. >> chris: mostly cloudy skies. upper 30s this morning. low 40s this afternoon. a bit of a breeze. no major cold. no major snowstorms in the seven-day forecast ahead. >> danielle: and good morning, everyone. so far the roads looking good for your wednesday morning commute. here's a look at the leverett connector, zakim bridge, heading into town from the north. 93 southbound and route 1 looking good. if you're seeing the "t" this morning, it's on time.
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>> christa: 5:13. happening today, state transportation workers will head down to washington. they're helping to clean up after this past weekend's blizzard. massdot will also send an 80-ton snow melter and five front-end loaders with the crew.
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it was working overtime this time last year, wasn't it? >> sarah: it was. when i stepped outside this morn, chris, that snow in our front yard already melting away. >> chris: turning to slush yesterday with temperatures close to 50 degrees if not exceeding 50 degrees in many towns. of course, we didn't have two or three feet of snow on the ground to melt. for a lot of us it was six inches or less. across the cape more than that. 42 in boston now. still melting snow overnight and early this morning. wind out of the west at 12mph. 37 in worcester. 41 in plymouth. so it's not all that cold outside this morning, although these numbers not changing much throughout the day. they'll actually go down a few degrees this morning and back up a few degrees by early afternoon. not completely dry across southern new england either. we do track a couple of sprinkles and light showers down through the south coast of rhode island back into connecticut. i know it looks like a little snow showing up on the radar there out near hartford,
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just too warm. you notice a narrow span of showers and sprinkles. that will skirt across western mass. by 9:00, 10:00, that chance is done. we're talking about a little light rain and sprinkles going on. what about the rest of the country? pretty good weather across the country. in terms of heading into the end of january, we can get stormy weather. but it looks kwai fret the midwest into the northeast. temperatures in the midwest in the 30s. there is some lightly cooler air bnb off to the north and west that will try to work in here, but we're talking about afternoon temperatures still in the upper 30s and lower 40s. a few days ago we were watching the potential of this system in the midwest, this one off the east coast merging into a bigger storm close to the coastline. it's not going to major snow system throughout new england. there could be scattered flurries or a snow shower.
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maybe a couple passing flurry across northern mass saturday afternoon and into southern new hampshire. a little cooler over next few days. then we bounce right back to the mild side sunday into monday, especially monday, lower to middle 50s. all in all the seven-day forecast featuring above average temperatures by a few degrees today. occasionally we'll see it by several degrees if not a good ten, 15 degrees above average by sunday and monday. partly cloudy skies this afternoon. temperatures generally holding upper 30s and lower 40s. clear and cold tonight. the snow we have that melts outside, you get the puddles on the sidewalks and the driveways, that refreezes tonight, 18 to 28, coolest in the suburbs. sunshine, increasing clouds tomorrow, upper 40s to lower 40s. 7 on 7 forecast, again, rather quiet, no major storm, no major cold. here we go on purkd high temperature of 55 degrees. guys? >> christa: wedding ring
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three times within a few months. he switched band pause he thought it would be covered. that's when problems arose. >> sarah: chuck bruce can't help but smile when he talks about his husband frankie. >> he's the perfect fit. >> when the new hampshire couple met in august 2013, it was love at first sight. after six months the duo decided to tie the knot and started shopping for rings. >> we went to zale's. the prices were better and i felt they had a lot more options. >> chuck and frankie picked out two rings and bought them along with a lifetime repair warranty. they got married in august of 2014, but a few months after the ceremony... >> i was just cleaning my house one day and all of a sudden i felt a pinching underneath my finger and it was just like, oh, okay, the ring broke. >> chuck was bummed out over his broken band.
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got it fixed. three months later... >> another issue. >> what happened? >> ring broke again, >> same spot? >> same spot. >> frustrated, chuck took his ring back the zale's and got it fixed again. when it broke a third time this past november, chuck says he had enough. my father passed away about six years ago, and he gave me his wedding ring. >> chuck wanted zale's to take the diamonds out of his broken ring and set them in his father's ring so he wouldn't have to keep dealing with this problem. he says the manager agreed to do it. >> i was told it was going to be taken care of. they printed out a receipt, the receipt showed zero cost. >> a couple weeks later chuck called to check on his ring. i asked them, where is my ring? he explained to me, oh, well, we're still awaiting the estimate. >> chuck says what he thought was a free service to fix his ongoing problem was now going to cost him about $200. frankie paid the money because he wanted chuck to have his ring
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the couple wasn't happy and needed help. that's when solve it 7 got involved. hi, this is kris anderson, i'm a reporter with 7news in boston. we reached out the zale's parent company and explained to them the ongoing issues chuck was having with his ring, and the unexpected bill to fix the problem. the representative said he would look boo this case, and he did. >> got my money back. got all of it. >> kris: after a few conversations with chuck and with solve it 7, zale's refunded the full amount. >> thank you. thank you for everything. without your help, i would have still had to pay for the ring, and i just would still be fighting for it. >> kris: that's what we're here for, to fight for you. if you need help with a problem you can't get resolved, give us a ring at 617-367-7777, or send us an e-mail to solveit7@whdh.com. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news. >> christa: happy customers.
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taken care of, you know? >> christa: all right. it's 5:19. just ahead, a local high school basketball coach one win away from making history. we're going to tell you why she's in the record books. >> sarah: and two new developments surrounding the zika virus. a new country detenting the illness as president obama demands action to stop the
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>> chris: 5:23 on this wednesday morning. good morning, everyone. starting off mild. 42 in boston. 37 in worcester. 41 in plymouth at the time. a couple sprinkles working through southeastern mass over next several hours. i don't expect a lot of rain out of this. temperatures this morning will fall a few degrees into the mid a.m. and then they bounce back into overall, seven-day forecast, no
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details ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the bruins had a chance to pull even at home before they take off from the all-star break. the b's entered last night's game with the ducks with a record of 11-12-2 at the garden compared to being a full ten games up above .500 on the road. doesn't make sense. b.c. head coach jerry york honored for his 1,000th career win. former player jimmie hayes taking part in the ceremonial puck drop. b's get off to a fast start. zach trotman rips the slapshot. b's draw first blood, 1-0. it goes downhill from there. on the power play, theodore beats gustavson, putting anaheim up 2-1. after the period gustavson would leave the game due to illness and was transported to mass general hospital more observation. tuukka rask did not fare much better. he gave up three goals in relief. the bruins now have six days off to regroup.
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of the pro bowl, none of the seven patriots selected to this year's nfl all-star showcase will actually make the trip to hawaii. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: >> christa: the girls' basketball coach at oliver ames high school has set the state record for career victories. oliver ames beating king phillip last night. because of that, the coach earned career victory 634. she now has more wins than any other coach in massachusetts girls' basketball history, and an assistant coach says this record is well deserved. >> seeing how much time she puts into the program, she truly dedicates her life to it. she earns every act colaid she's received, even though she doesn't like all of the attention. she deserves it. >> christa: klement holbrook began coaching oliver aims way
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>> sarah: coming up, a rare painting set to be released by one of the most influential painters in modern times. >> reporter: and not much snow so far this winter, but there have been troubling incidents over space savers. we'll have that story coming up. >> christa: all right, jen. we're tracking breaking news this morning out of mansfield where police are on the scene of a serious car crash. the latest on their
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>> sarah: breaking news at 5:30, a gunman on the run after firing shots in dorchester. what we're learning about the person who pulled the trigger. >> christa: reward rising. how much officials are now offering for any information leading to the arrest of some violent inmates. >> sarah: and diagnosing depression, why one group wants doctors to take a closer look at soon-to-be moms. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: what a gift this
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it always, is right, starting off the day. but when temperatures are this mild for the end of january, wow. >> sarah: i love stepping outside this morning, wow. i almost felt like i didn't need my huge coat and hat and scarf. >> chris: joking around earlier today, welcome to march. i get some of these morning sometimes early in the spring. it felt like that. yes, you could leave the heavy jacket at home this morning. letter jacket, indeed. that's the right attire this morning. 42 in boston. 37 in worcester. 43 in new bedford right now. we do have some light shower activity as sprinkles down through southeastern mass. not completely 100% dry. not a bad start to the day either. a few of these light showers and sprinkles heading through southeastern mass over next few hours. any time after 9:00, 10:00, that wraps up. otherwise it's a mixture of clouds and sun this afternoon, after the morning cloudiness. temperatures drop a couple degrees this morning and bounce up a couple degrees this afternoon. so not much change. upper 30s and lower 40s throughout the day. guys? >> sarah: thanks, chris. time now for fast track traffic.
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>> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. this is the braintree split. slowing getting on the expressway. volume is building. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston. south of town all looking good, no delays to talk about there. the pike out to framingham into boston eastbound, no delays. we're all green. north of town, 93, a wide-open ride into boston. route 1 looking good so far this morning, as well. let's look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. so far this morning the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: we're tracking breaking stories. sadly man, is dead after being shot in the head in dorchester. this happened at the intersection of washington street and down mar avenue. it was early this morning. so far no word if any arrests have been made in the case. and police in mansfield are
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crash after what appears to be a high-speed chase that happened on route 106. according to the sun chronicle, a 25-year-old man was thrown from his s.u.v. and suffered lots of injuries after crashing into a bridge abutment around 1:00 a.m. he was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital. the report or the paper also reports the vehicle was going about 100mph before it crashed. >> sarah: happening now, police are searching for the driver accused of causing a parking problem. for the second straight day, arguments over space savers have turned violent. 7's jennifer eagan now joins us with more. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. we've hardly had a few inches of snow in the city. but still there have been troubling incidents. >> there's always fights every year. over the space savers. >> this time it was over his van, his tires slashed because he parked in a spot with a space saver. >> 10:00 p.m., i'm tired. i'm not mucking around. there's no place the park.
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night, the day after a few inches of snow fell in ronald lavesque's east boston neighborhood. >> i come around. there's no parking anywhere because there's a car there or a space saver. >> he finally found one right in front of his house, but someone had already claimed it. >> there was a trash can, so i pulled in. i pushed the trash can out of way with the van and parked there. >> reporter: monday morning lavesque noticed one tire was flat. >> the towing company came and they said there was a knife cut in the tire. >> reporter: this is the speck spat of anger over space savers this week inch dorchester, boston police continue to search for the man who shot the owner of this car in an argument over street parking. the victim is recovering, but the shooting has mayor marty walsh rethinking how the city handles the saving of parking spaces after snowstorms. right now homeowners can save spots they dig out for up to 48 hours after a city declared snow emergency. as ronald lavesque points out,
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didn't trigger that declaration. but there were troubling incidents anyway. >> there was four inches of snow, you can drive right over it. >> and again, police are still searching for the suspect in that shooting in dorchester. we're live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening right now, an armed robber on the run in canton. police say the person in this surveillance video robbed blue hills gas on washington street around 11:30 sunday night, the suspect telling the clerk they had a weapon but never showed one. if you have any information, you're asked to go ahead and contact police. and the man accused of firing a gun outside a luxury hotel in boston is now behind bars this morning. workers at taj boston on newbury street say the man became angry when they told him he couldn't bring his drink outside. that's when he threw his glass and fired a handgun.
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along mass avenue. he then jumped out, but officers later. >> sarah: new details on a former north andover coach charged with giving prescription meds to a student. the lawyer for elizabeth bachler is asking a judge to dismiss evidence in the case. her attorney claims police didn't have warrant when they took a list of bachler's swim coach from a pharmacy. she's accused of giving oxycontin to her students. you'll soon be able to learn more about the case of dzhokhar tsarnaev. more than 600 court files and exhibits will be made public, including reports from expert witnesses. no word yet on exactly when they will be released. >> christa: new this morning, you now have a chance to see an original painting by famed artist frieda kay low by visiting the museum of fine arts. this is a work from 1928.
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in a special presentation until march 1st. you don't have too much time. it will then be reinstalled in a different section of the museum later on this year. >> sarah: a new hampshire university is promising that future students will be employed shortly after receiving their degrees. river university has announced its new employment promise program. if full-time students don't have a job within nine months of graduating, the school will pay their student loans for a year or offer to enroll them in a master's course free of charge. the program will begin with the class of 2020, which applies to students who would be freshman this fall. >> christa: all right. it's 5:36. are you feeling a little tired this morning? >> yes. >> christa: i knew the answer the that question. you're like, i never get enough sleep. it's like that when you get -- have a baby. we'll tell you why social media could be taking a big toll on your shut eye. >> sarah: plus why an undefeated wrestler from a local high school is all smiles this
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>> chris: i think a lot of us all smiles this morning looking at the temperatures. starling off this morn, upper 30s and low 40s. a few raindrops in the next few hours, but the seven-day forecast, no major storm, no major cold weather ahead. details coming up. >> chris: good morning, everyone. >> danielle: no major issues on the roads. this is a look at the braintree split getting on to the expressway northbound. a little slow, but once you get through that, your drive from braintree into boston just ten minutes.
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>> sarah: a belmont woman is closing in on finishing an incredible challenge as she attempts to run a marathon on each continent in 7 straight days. tori alexandriabecca peasey is running in dubai today. tomorrow she will be in sidney. can you imagine? peasey began by setting a new record time for the course in about art camp she ran the race
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completing a marathon in spain. pizzey is attempting to become first american woman to ever finish the world marathon challenge. >> christa: i was exhausted to hear about that and feeling really inned adequate. a top-ranked wrestler from norton high is getting a lot of praise from allowing an opponent with down syndrome to live his dream. deven schuko won his varsity match against dighton-rehoboth to improve to 27-0. then he volunteered for a jayvee match against andy howland. he gave howland the chance to experience the thrill of victory by pinning him. >> he was good. he was strong. like i said, he put me in that front headlock and just, boom, put some pressure on my head. i rolled right over. >> my favorite man. >> christa: schuko says he doesn't care if he gets any attention for what he did. he joked that after saturday's loss he's now looking for a rematch with howland. so we'll see how that one goes.
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>> christa: welcome back. 5:45. time now for everything you need to get you day started off right. we just got our day started off right. we saw video of chris lambert's adorable girl playing in the snow. >> chris: 22 months old. she loved eating the slush. i had to pull her away. that's enough slush for you. we were out for about an hour. 42 degrees in boston. 41 in plymouth. plenty of slush down on the cape and the islands. down through southeast everybody mass. we've melted a lot of that snow over the last day or so, thanks to temperatures being so warm yesterday and even warm overnight. wind is out of the west. 12mph from boston. out through worcester right now. that westerly wind is going the try the drag in some cooler air and draw some temperatures essentially from the low 40s now into the mid-30s later this morning. then we'll bounce back up into
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here we go, couple of sprinkles and light showers down through the cape and the islands back into buzzard's bay. this stretch along the south coast of connecticut and down into long island. this batch of moisture will not last all day long. for next few hours we have the risk of a couple of sprinkles and light showers across southeastern mass. otherwise the day is dry and clouds transition into a mix of clouds and sun late morning into the afternoon from northwest to southeast. now, a few days ago what we were watching was for a wave of low pressure to develop close to florida. also this energy across canada up with us. if the connection was fast enough, then you can get a coastal storm to the east coast. that does not look like it's going to happen. in fact, we're confident that sea. however, that energy to the north and west, as it works across new england, will trigger off a couple scattered flurries and snow showers on friday. we're not expecting any major impact from that ocean storm working off to the east of us. ahead. maybe a couple scattered snow
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a couple flurries across northern mass and southern new hampshire on saturday afternoon. that should be about it. backyard skating rink, the forecast doesn't look good for that over next week or some you get that refreeze at night that soft ice during the day the next few days inch terms of any more sustained cold, we have the wait at least another week if not ten days across southern new england, but that means no major cold, no major snowstorms in the forecast. look at that sunday into monday. warming back up. mid-50s by monday. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> chris: thanks, sarah. here's a look at the expressway. volume building northbound. not a terrible drive from the braintree split into boston, just ten minutes. we have slowing around the braintree split. if you approach the expressway on route 3 and then on 128 southbound, backed up to route 24. no other major delays out there. let's head to the pike now. all green eastbound into boston. north of town in westford, we
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this is 495 northbound at boston road. your drive into town on route 1 from 128 looks good, and 93 southbound from 128 looking pretty good, as well. take a look at those drive times out the door. 13 minutes on the expressway boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: breaking news this morning. police searching for suspects after an overnight shooting that happened in dorchester. >> sarah: investigators saying this morning the victim has died. victoria warren joins us with breaking details. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. this happened around 1:30 a.m. here in dorchester. police were called out to washington street at dunbar avenue because of gunshots. police say when they arrived, they found a man who had been shot in the head. he was pronounced dead. the medical examiner was called out to the scene as were homicide detectives.
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that the suspect may have run on foot, so police are continuing their investigation, canvassing the neighborhood. they did clear the actual crime scene a short time ago, so washington street will be open to traffic during rush hour as it gets started this morning, but police this morning are asking if you have heard anything or know anything that could help them in their hear from you. live in dorchester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new this morning, two city councilors in boston calling for a public hearing after a recent change sparked concern at northeastern youth. so the university recently decided to outfit 20 of its officers with tactical rifles. the city councilors say the residents in the neighborhood deserve to have a say in that decision. the university says they didn't previously consider public opinion because the weapons would only be used in high-level threat situations on campus. man up in manchester, new hampshire, waking up behind bars
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teenage girls on their way to school. the girls also telling police that 19-year-old amend akbar tried to lure them back to his home as well yesterday. police arrested him on separate drug charges. the police and school district plan to increase patrols around the school, as well. the governor of maine under fire yet again for more controversial comments, this time in a radio interview, governor paul lepage said he would be in favor of using the guillotine to execute drug traffickers. the governor's office later said his remarks were a joke. earlier this month he caused some controversy after staying out-of-state drug dealers were coming into maine to sell heroin and impregnate white women. those comments drew calls for his impeachment. >> sarah: happening today, governor charlie baker will unveil next year's budgets. he will announce the specifics of his $40 billion spending plan during a news conference at the statehouse this afternoon. officials say the state is facing a $635 million budget gap.
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to raise taxes or fees. today the state judiciary, the senate judiciary committee will epidemic in the u.s. both vermont's governor and new hampshire senator kelly ayotte are expected to speak. lawmakers are hoping today's congress. >> christa: happening now, the search for three escaped inmates is now intensifying. the men you see here accused of violent crimes, they're on the run after quite a bold escape from a jail in california. let's go to kris anderson. kris, they're offering a pretty big reward here. >> kris: christa, they are. down. authorities offering now a $200,000 reward for information leading up to the fugitive's capture. the alleged crimes these men committed are horrifying. murder and torture. the sheriff calls their escape sophisticated and says they cut through metal and then crawled through plumbing tunnels.
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allegedly used bed sheets and scaled down about five stories down the side of the jail to get away. guards determined the men were gone more than 12 hours later. some wonder if they had help. >> the sheriff is extremely troubled by the length of time it took to determine the three inmates housed many a maximum security jail were unaccounted for. immediate steps have been take on the address that specific concern. >> kris: investigators say two of the escaped inmates were affiliated with vietnamese gangs. the rap sheets of all three men will only get longer if they are in the caught soon. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new details on the water crisis in flint, michigan. city water officials saying right now there are no lead pipes in the city being replaced. >> christa: the city's mayor say it could cost $1.5 billion to fix the entire lead contaminated water system, despite the uproar over the problem. plumbers there say they have not done any work since michigan's
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not safe. that was back in october. >> it will take several years to complete the job, but the longer we delay, the longer people are at risk. >> christa: michigan's governor says now the water is being treated to add a protective layer on to the lead pipes. they will rely on experts to tell them when the water is deemed safe. >> sarah: spreading concern over the zika virus as another case is confirmed in europe. one person testing positive for the virus in denmark after traveling through central and south america. and back in the u.s., president obama calling on health officials to speed up research to prevent and treat this virus. this coming as the c.d.c. adds the u.s. virgin islands and the dominican republic to the list of where the virus is present. >> christa: that texas teenager who used the affluenza defense is headed home to face charges now. 18-year-old ethan couch is expected to return to texas from mexico some time in the next week. couch and his mother fled to mexico last month after video
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drinking alcohol. that video would violate the probation sentence that he agreed to after killing four people in a drunk driving accident back in 2013. in this morning's health cast, a government-appointed panel says women should be screened for depression both during and after pregnancy. the recommendation is from the u.s. preventative services task force. experts say there's growing evidence that many cases of postpartum depression actually start during pregnancy. studies show an estimated one in seven new moms experience some form of depression. too much social media could be affecting your sleep. a new study says adults ages 19 to 32 who frequently check social media throughout the week are more likely to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. that's the key, right? the study found on average the participants spent more than an hour a day checking their time lines and their news feeds. >> sarah: if there is one things americans can agree on, evidently it's their favorite
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turns out a lot of people think it's pizza. a new study finds that pizza is the number-one food americans love to eat when they're stressed out or feeling sad. it came in far ahead of chocolate, ice cream or mac and cheese. i totally disagree with this study. i would much rather have chocolate ice cream or mac and cheese over pizza. >> christa: there is outrage. i'll take the chocolate, the ice cream and the pizza. for me you can leave out the mac and cheese. how about you, chris? >> chris: the weather crew, we're big pizza fans. we have pizza for dinner and we reheat it for breakfast the next day. we're hands down pizza here. a couple sprinkles across southeastern mass over next few hours. quiet day. temperatures starting off this morning into the 40s. holding into the low 40s this afternoon. cold tonight. so that snow melt refreezes, maybe some icy spots in the driveway starting off tomorrow morning. otherwise tomorrow is quiet. sunshine to increasing clouds. a few flurries around on friday, perhaps again on saturday afternoon, across northern mass,
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the seven-day forecast. >> sarah: thanks, kris. there's still another hour of 7news straight ahead at 6:00. donald trump reaches a decision about attending the next debate as the democratic candidate is headed to the white house for a big meeting. >> christa: several breaking stories overnight, including a deadly accident in south boston when we come back. ffered women a mystery beauty treatment. right now? that sounds great! uld they guess what it was? ich and smooth. really creamy. touching my face. hat had we used? what?! wait! st water was added to this? nitely feels much more radiant.
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>> christa: a busy morning of breaking news. shots ring out in boston. police on the scene of a deadly encounter. >> sarah: breaking news in mansfield.
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bowing out, donald trump announcing he's boycotting the next debate. >> apparently megyn kelly is really, really scary. >> sarah: his closest rival is on the attack. a week-long standoff is over. what triggered the gunfight with an oregon militia. and a hero's salute for a fallen marine. a south shore community coming together to support his family. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: thank you so much for waking up with us so bright and early. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. when you stepped outside this morning, that snow already melting away. >> christa: spring is in the air. ly not get too in front of myself. >> sarah: knock on wood. >> chris: we'll take it. we still have some winter weather ahead of us, so we might as well enjoy these mild starts. good morning, everyone. 42 in boston. 46 in worcester. above freezing all night. so we continue to melt some of the snow all night. a couple sprinkles down through far southeastern mass and into plymouth county, southern bristol county, the cape and the islands.
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sprinkles down that way as we work toward the morning. a few light showers for next few hours. transitioning into drier weather down through the cape and the islands by mid to late morning. and for the rest of us, the clouds that we have this morning, bright, a mixture of sun and clouds late morning into this afternoon. temperatures not moving much. right now we're in the lower 40s. we'll fall back into the mid to upper 30s by mid-morning. we'll get those few degrees back this afternoon. a bit of a breeze, not as mild as yesterday. we don't have a lot of cold air either. >> christa: no complaints. how about traffic, danielle. >> danielle: we have a truck connector. looking good. the maps in westford, that's where we've been keeping an eye on a box truck on fire, causing some delays. now we have disabled vehicle. this is 495 northbound at boston road there. so causing some minor delays. no major back-up. you didn't see any red. there route 1 headed into boston. morning. so is 93. the expressway from the braintree split be boston
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you can see the slowing there. you're starting to hit the brakes around granite avenue. route 3 not looking too bad. a little slowing as you approach the braintree split. no issues on route 24. the pike pretty good out to framingham. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20 minutes on the expressway. no other delays. 18 minutes on 93 southbound. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news in mansfield. a driver ejected from a car after reportedly leading police on a high-speed chase ending in this terrible crash. >> christa: let's get right to the scene. we have 7's nicole oliverio live for us right now. nicole? >> nicole: we can tell you police just cleared the scene here about 20 minutes ago. if i step out of the way, you can see the roads reopen here in mansfield, but this after a serious crash that happened just after 1:00 a.m. if you take a look, it actually took two different tow beds to get that mangled car away from the scene. the first one you can see just carrying the undercarriage of the car.
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and that car is just completely smashed. now, official reports came in that this car crash is the result of a police pursuit. we are still waiting for confirmation on that. that driver apparently hitting a bridge abutment near route 106 in mansfield, and then that driver was ejected from the car. we're told that driver was a 25-year-old. he had to be medflighted to a boston hospital. we're told he has serious injuries and despite being conscious at the scene, they still rushed him to that boston hospital. now again, exactly what led up to this crash remains under investigation. we'll continue to follow this story all morning long. for now live in mansfield, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. we're tracking more breaking news out of dorchester where police are searching for answers after a deadly early morning shooting. >> sarah: let's get right to 7's victoria warren live in dorchester with the breaking details. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah.
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dorchester neighborhood around 1:30 a.m. for reports of gunfire. when boston police showed up at the scene at washington street at dunbar avenue, they discovered a victim, man who had been shot in the head. he was pronounced dead here at the scene. homicide detectives were called out to the scene, spending some time canvassing the scene, searching for evidence and there really weren't too many witnesses around, given the hour the medical examiner was out here for a few hours. they have since cleared the scene, so washington street here in dorchester is open during the rush hour. so there won't be any impact on that. boston police continue their investigation. there were some reports that the suspect may have run on foot. so they're seeking the public's help. if you have any information that could help them out in this investigation, they would like the hear from you. live this morning in dorchester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: more breaking news overnight, as well. state police are investigating after a pedestrian was killed
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south boston on old colony avenue. the 66-year-old victim was killed at the scene. so far in charges have been filed. >> sarah: also breaking overnight, police in peabody are investigating a suicide murder. a murder-suicide. officers found the bodies of man and a woman on a porch outside of a home on winter street last night. both had stab wounds. this morning the entire neighborhood is on edge. >> i'm really, really shocked. this street is very, very quiet. it's always been family based. there's a whole bunch of kids that live here. i'm just... i really can't believe it. i've seen here around in the summer. she always cuts it herself. >> sarah: police say the 51-year-old woman was on the phone in -- with her family in brazil when they heard a out. police. police are trying the figure out the relationship between the two people.
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standoff out in oregon turns violent. protesters occupying a federal month. police say this happened during a traffic stop last night. ammon bundy and several of his followers were on their way the a community meeting before getting into a shoot-out with police. several shots were fired, who shot first. >> sarah: a twist in the race for the white house. donald trump makes it official. he's boycotting tomorrow night's g.o.p. debate because of a feud with fox news. 7's kris anderson joins us now with more. >> kris: donald trump says he won't show up to this debate because he's mad at fox news. they've named meghan killly the moderator for this debate. trump says if she's there, he won't be there. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third-rate reporter. i think she frankly is not good at what she does. and i think they could do a lot better than megyn kelly. fox is playing games. fog is going the make a fortune. i told fox you should give money to the wounded warriors.
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with fox news escalated on twitter as he polled his followers to see if he should go. fox fired back with a statement essentially mocking him for threatening to not attend. but when ted cruz heard the news, he offered to take on trump alone. >> we are effectively tied in the state of iowa. if he's unwilling to stand on the debate stage with the other candidates, then i would like to invite donald right now to engage in a one-on-one debate with me any time between now and the iowa caucuses. >> kris: the republican national committee is sponsoring this debate. a spokesperson said obviously we would love to have all of the candidates participate, but each campaign ultimately makes their own decision. even though donald trump won't be at the debate, he says he will be in iowa tomorrow night raising money for wounded warriors instead. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england."
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be live for the caucuses in iowa. his reports will right here live on 7news. >> christa: bernie sanders will meet with president obama in the oval office today with no formal agenda planned. this will be the first formal meeting between the pair. >> sarah: hundreds of people lining the streets in hingham to show their support of a family of a local marine declared dead following an accident earlier this month. relatives of corporal christopher orlando returned from hawaii last night. people held american flags as a police escort dove to the family's home. orlando was one of a dozen marines lost at sea after two helicopters crashed off the coast of hawaii two weeks ago. >> if i can sit out here and just make them feel a little bit better, that's what i want to do. >> just sad. no mom should have to bury her son and not even to have a son to come home. ism hingham high's hockey team was among the group lining the streets.
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>> christa: still ahead, a deadly freak accident on 128, a driver killed when a fire comes flying into his windshield. >> sarah: plus a tire slashed over a parking spot is reigniting the debate over space savers in boston. >> christa: and wedding ring worries for a man in newschannel 5. when he can't get it fixed, he calls solve it 7. >> chris: mild start to this wednesday morning. temperatures close to 40 degrees. tracking a few light showers and sprinkles down through southeastern mass with with the forecast featuring no major storms and no major cold air over next seven days. seven-day forecast ahead. >> and good morning, everyone. 24 minutes from the braintree split into boston on the expressway. so starting to slow down there in westford. we have an earlier truck fire blocking the right lane that's on 495 northbound.
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>> christa: our weather today is really different from what we saw a year ago. that's an understatement. look at this, folks. we were getting buried by snow, the first major winter storm of 2015 rolls in. some areas of massachusetts snow. we had blizzard conditions. we had the conga line of snowplows going down the highways, and i don't think it stopped until june, right? at least it didn't melt until june, right? i'm laughing now. i shouldn't be. >> sarah: i'm not missing that at all. i'm just crossing my fingers that february is not so bad this year. >> chris: at least first week of february i don't see any major storms. longer range, you get into the second, third week, you start seeing colder air, whether it leads to storms, yet to be seen, but look at this. that was the storm.
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that storm last year in january, and that began the snow blitz. the next throw weeks we got 84 inches of snow. seven feet in the city of boston. of course, we had all that cold air in place, so we weren't able to melt any of that snow. we just kind of compressed and compacted and we had a lot of fluff factor to it to settle down. 32 in boston. 36 in worcester. completely different story today. yesterday we were in the lower 50s, even starting this morning above the freezing mark. so the snow that's out there on the ground now continuing to melt. temperatures above freezing this morning. wind 13mph in boston. 13 in worcester. even a couple sprinkles and light showers down through the cape, stretching up boo plymouth, back toward lakeville and down into fall river at this time. there is not a lot of precipitation and this will end by about 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. for the rest of us, clouds and sunshine mix together by late morning into the afternoon. quiet across the country for once. some severe weather down across florida, midwest, mid atlantic, no travel issues weather-wise this afternoon.
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into the 30s. so it's slightly cooler, but no brutally cold air for this time of year. a few days ago, this is the setup that we're watching, this storm system to the north and west of us, this one to the south and east of us. if they were to merge together, fast enough close to the coastline, a bigger coastal storm. that's in the happening. they stay separate. this storm goes out to sea. this one triggers a few scattered snow flurries and snow showers around on friday. not a big deal for us. slightly cooler weather over the next few days here, but still above seasonal levels. still close to 40 degrees this afternoon, and really the next few afternoons. and then sunday into monday, a nice bounce up in temperatures, 50 on sunday, close to it. if not into the lower to middle 50s by monday. so cloudy to partly sunny skies today. upper 30s to lower 40s. the numbers holding steady here for much of the day. in fact, we'll drop a few degrees by mid-morning and add a few degrees back by early afternoon. clear and cold tonight, so the snow melt refreezing, maybe some
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up tomorrow morning. 18 in the colder suburbs. about 28 in the city of boston. light winds tonight, lighter breeze tomorrow, couple degrees either side of 40. some clouds late in the day. heading up north, skiing over the weekend, they'll be making snow certainly at night. the nights will be cold enough for that. scattered snow showers on saturday. partly sunny, low 40s even across central new england. mountains at least at the base on sunday. for us upper 40s. there you go. 55 degrees on monday. guys? >> sarah: thanks, chris. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. here's a look at the expressway. northbound a slow drive. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston. not too bad. it is 23 minutes. you're really starting to she down at granite avenue. south of town you're slowing down on route 3 as you approach the expressway. then 128 southbound is a little slow backed up to route 24. the pike into town, eastbound all green. so no major issues to tell you about there. north of town still keeping an eye on this. this is in westford, an earlier
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now that's just a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane. that's 495 northbound after boston road. and into town on route 1, no major delays. 93 southbound into boston. you're stop and go. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 21 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike, no delays there. 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 20 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> caught on camera, startling violent hit and run in the united kingdom. we want to let you know before you see the video, the victim did survive. is take a lack at. this a british man crossing the road is hit by a speeding car. you can see he goes up in the air, flipping. he was treated for head injuries. he's now recovering at home. he's expected to make a full recovery. police still have not caught that driver. >> christa: also this morning mark up in new hampshire with a bit of wedding ring trouble. his band broke three times and when a fix wasn't covered under warranty, he went ahead and
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here's kris anderson. >> kris: chuck bruce can't help but smile when he talks about his husband frankie. >> he's just the perfect fit. >> kris: when the new hampshire couple first met back in august of 2013, it was-of-at first sight, so after six months together, the duo decided to tie the knot and started shopping for rings. >> so we decided to go to zales. the prices were a little bit better. i just felt that they had a lot more options. >> kris: chuck and frankie picked out two rings and brought them along with a lifetime repair warranty. they got married in august 2014, but a few months after the ceremony... >> i was just cleaning my house one day and all of a sudden i felt a pinching underneath my finger. it was just like, oh, okay, the ring broke. >> kris: chuck was bummed out over his broken band so he took it back the zales and got it fixed. three months later... >> another issue. >> kris: what happened?
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>> kris: same spot? >> same spot. >> kris: frustrated, chuck took his ring back to zales and got it fixed again. but when it broke a third time, chuck says he had enough. >> my father passed away six years ago. he gave me his wedding ring. >> kris: chuck wanted zales to take the diamonds out of his broken ring and set them in his father's ring so he wouldn't have to keep dealing with this problem. he says the manager agreed to do it. >> i was told they would take care of it. they printed out a receipt that showed zero cost. >> kris: chuck called a couple weeks later, to check on his ring. i asked. >> i asked him, where is my ring? he said, oh, we're awaiting the estimate. >> kris: chuck says what he thought was free would now cost him $200. frankie paid the money because he wanted chuck to have his ring back in time for christmas, but the couple wasn't happy and needed help.
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hi, this is kris anderson. i'm a reporter with 7news in boston. >> we explained the ongoing issues chuck was having with his ring and the unexpected bill to fix the problem. the representative said he would look into this case and he did. >> got my money back. got all of it. >> kris: after a few conversations with chuck and with solve it 7, zales refunded te full amount. >> thank you. thank you for everything. without your help i would have still had to pay for the ring, and i just would still be fighting for it. >> that's what we're here for, to fight for you. so if you need help with a problem you can't get resolved, give us a ring at 617-367-7777 or send us an e-mail to solveit7@whdh.com. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news. >> christa: all right. coming up, 6:20 your time right now. this is a new craze and it sent a teen to the hospital. this morning a new warning about what's being called the duct tape challenge.
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bruins goalie. the mystery illness that sent him to the hospital in the middle of last night's game. >> christa: and a high school coach making bay state history. why the community is calling her
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the bruins had a chance to pull even at home before they take off for the all-star break. the b's entered last night's game against the ducks with a record of 11-12-2 at the garden this southbound compared to being a full ten games up above .3500 on the road. doesn't make sense. b.c. head coach jerry york honored for his 1,000th career win. former player jimmie hayes taking part in the ceremonial puck drop. b's get off to a fast start. zach trotman rips the slapshot.
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it goes downhill from there. on the power play, theodore beats gustavson, putting anaheim up 2-1. after the period gustavson would leave the game due to illness and was transported to mass general hospital more observation. tuukka ras entered the game, did in the fare much better, giving up three goals in relief. ducks add an empty netter. the bruins now have six days off to regroup. with matthew slater backing out of the pro bowl, none of the seven patriots selected to this year's nfl all-star showcase will actually make the trip to hawaii. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: the girls' basketball coach at oliver ames high school has set the state record for career victories. oliver ames beating king phillip regional last night. because of that coach elaine clement-holbrook earned career victory number 634. she now has more wins than any other coach in massachusetts girls' basketball history, and an assistant coach says this
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>> seeing how much time she puts into the program, she truly dedicates her life to it. she earns every accolade that she's received, even though she doesn't like all of the attention. she deserves it. >> christa: clement-holbrook began coaching at oliver ames back in 1976. >> sarah: congratulations to her. still ahead, one bay state school drops their mascot while theirs. >> christa: and a police crash. we'll have the latest. >> reporter: and we haven't gotten much snow in the city, still, there have been some violent incidents over space savers.
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saving spaces in boston. >> sarah: driving into danger. a deadly accident on 128, a tire flying off a truck and into an oncoming car. >> christa: and maine's governor making more controversial comments. why he says the state should bring back the guillotine. >> a warning about a new craze sweeping the internet. the dangers of the duct tape challenge. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. it's 6: 30. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. it's the first day of spring on march 20th. we have the countdown. never want to wish your life away, but... >> chris: that 51 we had in boston, that's more like spring. we've skipped winter. all quiet in the forecast. 22 in -- 32 in boston. 41 in million. 36 in worcester. watching some light rain and
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and the islands back into buzzards bay. this doesn't have staying power throughout the day. i'd say through about 9:00 a.m., otherwise you'll get dry weather, as well. temperatures close to 40 this morning. we'll drop a couple degrees and get those couple degrees back by this afternoon. overall, though, guys, we don't see any major cold or snowstorms in the next seven days. we'll talk more on that seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: that's your look ahead. how about the roads? danielle, what do you have? >> not too bad out there. a couple slow spots. the expressway always a slow spot. go to the map. that drive 24 minutes. you're really hitting the brakes right around adams street there. route 3 looking good. 24 slowing down as you approach 128. 128 southbound is a little slow back the route 24, as well. the pike looking good eastbound into boston. north of town still keeping an eye on this incident. this is westford, an earlier balk truck fire is now a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane on 495 northbound after boston road. 93 southbound stop and go into
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route 1 looking good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times as you get ready to head out the door. 21 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike, no delays. back to 12812 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 27 minutes. if you're taking "t," it's on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: let's get to breaking stories. >> christa: a man is dead after being shot in the head in dorchester. this happened at the intersection of washington street and dunbar avenue early today. no word if any arrests have been made so far. >> sarah: mansfield police are investigating an early morning crash after what looks to be a high-speed chase on route 106. according to the sun "chronicle," a 25-year-old man is thrown from his s.u.v. and suffered multiple injuries after crashing into a bridge around 1:00 a.m. he was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital. the paper reports the vehicle was traveling about 100mph before crashing. >> christa: also breaking, state police investigating after
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getting hit by a car in south boston on old colony avenue. the 66-year-old man was killed at the scene, but so far no charges have been filed. >> sarah: also this morning, slashed for a space. parking problems turn violent for a second straight day. and that has boston's mayor reigniting the space saver debate. 7's jennifer eagan is live in southie with more. >> jennifer: sarah, good morning, parking can be a problem in the city, even when there isn't any snow. we haven't gotten much but still there have been some troubling incidents. >> there's always fights every year, over space savers. >> jennifer: this time it was over his van, his tires slashed because he parked in a spot with a space saver. >> 10:00 at night i'm tired. there's in place the park. >> reporter: it was sunday night, the day after a few inches of snow fell in ronald lavesque's east boston neighborhood. >> i come around and there's no parking anywhere because there's
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>> jennifer: he found one right in front of his house. someone has already claimed it. >> there was a trash can. so i pulled in and i pushed the trash can out of the way and i parked there. >> jennifer: monday morning lavesque returned to his van and noticed one tire was flat. >> the towing company came and picked up the truck. they said there was a knife cut in the tire. >> jennifer: this is the second spat of anger over space savers this week inch dorchester, boston police continue to search for the man who shot the owner of this car in an argument over street parking. the victim is recovering, but the shooting has mayor marty walsh rethinking how the city handles the saving of parking spaces after snowstorms. right now homeowners can save spots they dig out for up to 48 hours after a city declared snow emergency. as ronald lavesque points out, the storm over the weekend didn't trigger that declaration. but there were troubling incidents anyway.
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you can drive right over it. >> jennifer: the mayor is warning that space savers will not be aloued if there continue to be troubling incidents over them. >> christa: new this morn, a manchester, new hampshire, police detective recovering from crash. the unmarked s.u.v. and a car collide at the intersection of harvard and beach streets tuesday afternoon. the s.u.v. hit a pole and brought down some live wires on top. no word if anyone else was hurt or if there were other cars involved there. and a deadly freak accident on 128 in lexington when a tire flew a off truck and landed on a highway. it flew over the barrier, bounced off one car and then hit the victim on tuesday afternoon. first responders say the man died right there on the scene. filed. state police now trying to figure out exactly how that wheel came off the axle.
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more about the case against boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. more than 600 court files and exhibits will be made public, including reports from expert witnesses. no word yet on exactly when they will be released. >> christa: an armed robber on the run in canton. police say the person you see in the surveillance video robbed blue hills gas on washington street around 11:30 sunday night. the suspect telling the clerk he had a weapon but inner showed one. if you have any information, police are asking that you give them a call. >> new this morning amherst college dropping its mascot. the college says they're gettinged rid of record jeff because of its negative connotations. the man the mascot is based off of suggested settlers deliver smallpox infected blankets. and the mascot at tewksbury high is being discussed.
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american in a feathered headdress gone. supporters say they plan the wear t-shirts sporting the logo at the town meeting at 6:00 p.m. >> christa: you now have a chance to see a painting by frieda kalo. the 1928 work will be on display at the mfa until march 1st in a special installation. after this it will be installed in another section of the museum later this year. >> sarah: a teen seriously injured attempting a new craze sweeping the internet. the warning he has for others. >> christa: and we have new information about that massive manhunt for three dangerous convicts escaped from a california jail. >> sarah: plus new england
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>> christa: we're back with a story about a teenager in washington state who is warning other people about this new craze, you might have heard about it, it's called the duct tape chang. so 14-year-old skyler fish had to get 48 staples in his head. this is after he tried to escape
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he fell, he hit his head. that caused a brain aneurysm. he also broke his eye socket and lost vision in one eye. >> teach other kids not to do it. when i think about it, like i become sad, and then like really happy because like i'm happy because i survived it, like i almost died. >> christa: he does say he is happy he is still alive. there are hundreds of thousands of duct tape challenge videos on youtube. >> sarah: the governor of maine under fire again for more controversial comments. in a radio interview, governor paul lepage said he would be in favor of using the guillotine to execute drug traffickers. the governor's office later said his remarks were just a joke. earlier this month lepage caused controversy after saying out-of-state drug dealers were coming into maine to sell heroin
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those comments drew calls for his impeachment. a new hampshire university is promising future students will be employed shortly after receiving their degrees. river university has announced its new employment promise program. if full-time students don't have a job within nine months of graduating, the school will pay their student loans for a year or offer to enroll them in a master's course free of charge. the program will begin with the class of 2020, which applies to students who would be freshman this fall. >> christa: good as a money-back guarantee there. i like that. so it's 6:42. we'll start off know and go when we come back with breaking news of this reported high-speed chase and then a bad crash in mansfield. we have a live report coming up. >> reporter: and an overnight shooting in dorchester leaves one man dead. police are searching for a suspect. >> sarah: plus peyton manning under investigation. the nfl reportedly looking into
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cruz is firing back over tomorrow's debate battle. >> reporter: and parking wars in the city of boston. more violence over those space savers. >> christa: all right. so lots of news. very busy morning here on your wednesday. we made it to the middle of the week with your know and go. >> sarah: traffic and weather. lambert. >> chris: no frost on the cars. 46 in worcester. mind start to the day. a little breeze from boston out through worcester. 13mph. overall a comfortable start to the day. we do track some light rain down across the cape and back into buzzards bay. leave the umbrella handy for the next few hours. other than that we dry out mid-to-late morning down across the cape any time after 9:00, 10:00. temperatures holding steady, upper 30s to lower 40s. don't see much of an upward trend temperature-wise. we'll fall back a few degrees and get those few degrees back by early afternoon. clear and colder tonight. melt. so there may be icy spots early
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driveway. sunshine to clouds increasing late in the day. tomorrow a couple degrees either side of 40. ocean storm staying there over the ocean. we may get some scattered flurries in here or maybe a passing snow shower on friday with a disturbance working in from the north and west, but i don't expect any major storms or any major cold over the next seven days. in fact, just a couple scattered flurries and snow showers around on friday. could be a couple flurries late on saturday across northern mass, southern new hampshire. otherwise the seven-day forecast is quiet. we're back boo the 50ed by monday. >> christa: chris, we need something to keep you busy. >> chris: check back in two weeks. i'm sure we'll be busy then. >> christa: we know danielle is busy. >> chris: yeah, this is route 1 headed through saugus, a little slowing. after saugus it looks good on route 1. we have an earlier truck fire in westford, 495 northbound. that's causing some back-up there. you can see the delays, all thread. route 93 a she drive southbound into boston.
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from the braintree split into boston on the expressway northbound, that drive half an hour. south of town some slowing on route 3 as you approach the braintree split and then some back-up on route 24, as well. the pike mostly green. a little bit of slowing through framingham into boston, but no major delays there. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the pike from 128. 18 minutes. half an hour on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. if you're taking the "t," it's on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: danielle, thank you. we have breaking news out of mansfield where a high-speed chase ended with a serious crash. >> sarah: that chase roaredly reaching 100mph. nicole oliverio live in mansfield with more. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, that crash left one person seriously injured, taken to the hospital. if i step out of the way, you can see police have cleared the scene just before 6:00 a.m. so the roads here in mansfield are back open.
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it took several hours before the tow trucks could get that manled car away from the scene. it actually took two tow trucks. you can see the undercarriage of the car on one and the mangled body of the car on the other. now, this accident happening just after 1:00 a.m. initial reports say it came in as a police pursuit. it is unclear exactly what police were hoping to pull the driver over for, but this driver allegedly crashed and was ejected from the car. that 25-year-old man had to be taken by medflight to mass general hospital in boston. we're told that even though he was alert at the scene, he had some pretty serious injuries that required him to go to a boston hospital. investigators were here for several hours clearing up the accident scene and figuring out exactly what happened. that's the latest live in mansfield, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." ism we're following breaking
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>> victoria: -- 7's victoria warren is live with the latest. vicki? >> victoria: police were called out to the neighborhood at 1:30 a.m. after a report of gunshots. when police arrived on the scene, they discovered a man had been shot in the head. that man was pronounced dead. this is at washington street at dunbar avenue in dorchester. detectives came out, homicide detectives came out, canvassing the neighborhood. the medical examiner was called to the scene. they were able to clear the street, washington street, in time for rush hour, but this investigation does continue. there are some reports this morning that the suspect may have run away on foot. boston police are asking for the public's help. if you know anything that could help them out in this investigation, they want the hear from you. live this morning in dorchester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking overnight, state police are investigating after a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car in south boston. it happened on old colony avenue.
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so far in charges have been filed. >> christa: also overnight. breaking news, police in peabody investigating a murder-suicide. officers say they found the bodies of man and a woman on a porch outside of a home on winter street last night. both of them suffering stab wounds. police say the 51-year-old woman was on the phone with family in brazil when a relative heard a commotion and then the line suddenly dropped out. the victims family then contacted police. >> sarah: one person is dead and eight leaders in custody after a three-week standoff in oregon turned violent. you can see the protesters here occupying a federal wildlife reserve earlier this month. police say this all happened during a traffic stop last night. ammon bundy and several of his followers were on their way to a community meeting before getting into a shoot-out with police. several shots were fired, although right now it remains unclear who shot first. >> christa: a bit of a twist in the race for the white house. just days before the iowa caucuses, donald trump has dropped out of tomorrow night's g.o.p. debate.
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anderson. this is trump versus fox chapter 2 i guess. >> kris: donald trump says he's not showing up to the debate because he's mad at fox news. they've named megyn kelly as moderator of the debate. trump says if she's there, he won't be there. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. she's a third-rate reporter. she is not good at what she does. > kris: ted cruz offered to take on trump all alone. during a town hall in iowa, cruz said trump's decision shows a lack of respect to the people and he compared the debate to a job interview. >> how would you react if you were interviewing someone for a job and they said, you know what, i'm not willing to show up to the interview. if someone did that, didn't show up at the interview, you know what you'd say? you're fired. >> kris: cruz didn't stop there. in a radio interview he questioned how trump would handle differences with other
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he said russian president vladimir putin is a lot scarier than megyn kelly. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: 7's dan hausle will be out in iowa for the debate and the caucuses. you can count on his live reports beginning thursday at 7:00. >> sarah: bernie sanders will meet with president obama at the white house today. the two will meet privately in the oval office with no formal agenda planned. this will be the first formal meeting between the two. >> christa: also hundreds of people lining the streets of hingham to show their support for the family of a local marine declared dead after an accident earlier this month. christopher orlando returned from hawaii last night and people held american flags as a police escort drove to the family's home. orlando was one of the dozen marines lost at sea after two helicopters crashed off the coast of hawaii two weekends ago. >> sarah: authorities are now offering a $200,000 reward for
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from a mechanics mum dx maximum-security prison in california. these men are accused of murder, attempted murder and for churg. the sheriff calls their escape sophisticated and wonders if they had help. guards did not realize the men were gone until more than 12 hours later. one man is dead after a house exploded in ohio last night. you can see the home completely engulfed in flames. the victim was inside the home at the time of the blast. officials are still investigating the cause. >> christa: the spreading concern over the zika virus now has president obama calling for action. in fact, he wants health officials to speed up research and to prevent the threat of this virus through mosquitoes. that's how it's spread. so it's possible this virus could spread here to the u.s. once the warmer weather begins. health officials believe the i have us are can cause severe birth defects in babies whose mothers are infected. >> sarah: last year it was tom brady and deflated footballs. now the nfl is investigating peyton manning over human growth
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the nfl has been reviewing records and interviews for the past several weeks following claims that hgh was sent to manning's wife. al jazeera reported that the delivery happened in 2011 as manning was recovering from a neck injury. manning has denied using banned substances. the britain coys -- broncos will play the panthers in super bowl 50. bruins' goalie jonas gustavson taken to mgh after starting the game against anaheim. he was suffering from an illness and was pulled from the game during first intermission. periods. the b's lost 6-2. they don't play again in l next week because of the all-star break. >> sarah: if there is one thing all of us here in the u.s. can agree on, it's our favorite comfort food. it turns out, pizza. a new study finds pizza is the number-one food americans love to eat when they're stressed out or maybe feeling a little bit sad.
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chocolate, ice cream, mac and cheese. there is outrage among many of us here. >> sarah: i'm just shaking my head. chocolate, ice cream and mac and cheese are just amazing. >> christa: the trinity right there. >> sarah: exactly right. i don't know, what would you go for, chris? >> chris: i like all your option, but pizza is always top of my list. always gravitate toward pizza. 42 in boston. 36 in worcester. day. mild air still in place. a couple rain showers down across the cape and the islands through 9:00, 10:00 a.m. that should be it. upper 30s to lower 40s this afternoon. no major storms. no major cold and the seven-day forecast, a couple scattered flurries around on friday and perhaps again northern mass, southern new hampshire on guys? >> christa: even above chocolate? >> sarah: nothing beats chocolate. will continue throughout the morning. have a great day, everybody. i'm christa delcamp.
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