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overght, more arrests made in connection with an armed group that took over a remote federal wildlife refuge out in oregon. >> sarah: and donald trump following through on his threat to skip tonight's debate, announcing his own event in iowa. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. it seems like a little frost on the windshield this morning but nothing that the defrost can't handle, at least in my case. i don't know. it was chilly out there this morning to start. >> chris: a much colder start. we're running 15 to 20 degrees colder than yesterday morning. yesterday morning temperatures started near 40 degrees. you didn't need to defrost a thing yesterday morning. 16 degrees in norwood now. 27 in boston. 18 in bedford. winds are light. so we have that going for us. it's not like there is a bitter wind outside this morning. an overall comfortable day. mostly sunny skies. the early afternoon, some patches of clouds working in mid to late afternoon. it's a nice bounce-back.
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this afternoon. if there is any snag in the forecast over the next several day, i'd say we're watching tomorrow for a few rain and snow showers to work on in. a lot of clouds around. temperatures generally running into the upper 30s. if we catch a few heavier snow showers, there may be minor accumulations for a few towns, localized coating, half an inch of slushy snow. milder pattern sunday into wednesday, temps close to 50 degrees. more on the seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: 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 zakim bridge and leverett connector. no major issues to tell you about so far this morning. head to the map. into town on 93 southbound, route 1 heading south, all green so far this morning. the expressway from the braintree split northbound into boston just nine minutes. south of town, route 3 looks good. so does 24. so does 95. the pike out to framingham all green. no delays eastbound into boston on the pike. take a look at those drive times
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ten minutes on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: developing now mark is behind bars charged with killing his estranged wife. >> christa: first thing this morning he's expected to go ahead and face a judge. at the same time, police are also connecting him to a crash in norton that happened not far away from the crime scene. an innocent person hurt here. let's head out live to 7's nicole oliverio for the latest on what's happening and the investigation. nicole? >> nicole: christa, we can tell you, police actually just left the scene here on holmes street not too long ago. it was around 7:30 last night when they were called to this apartment. now, a 911 call was about a woman possibly being stabbed inside the apartment. so when officers arrived, they say they found a 34-year-old woman who was unresponsive. she was quickly rushed to a hospital in attleboro, but she was pronounced dead.
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911 call came in, according to the district attorney's office, they say there was a report of a head-on crash. they say the driver of a pick-up apparently crossed the median. there was a 30-year-old woman in the other car. she had to be taken to the hospital. now, in that pick-up truck, they say was the woman's estranged husband. he is from weymouth. they say that he is responsible for his estranged wife's death. now, we can tell you that 34-year-old will be arraigned in court later this morning. neighbors took -- talking about all of the police activity here last night. >> this place was surrounded with cruisers, ambulance, fire trucks. then they, you know, there was commotion going on. crying. they took a woman out. ambulance. they were doing c.p.r. and then they took her away. martin mcdonald will be arraigned again in attleboro
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he's facing murder charges along with the charges from the scene of the accident. that's the latest live in norton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nicole. right now brookline police trying the find the people responsible for a violent crime spree that forced some local schools to go on lockdown, a couple different scenes here. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan. jen, it sounds like police have now recovered a key piece of evidence in this case? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. yes, police believe they found the car involved in this case about two miles away from here by symphony hall in boston. right now the focus is on that vehicle and an apartment here on st. paul street where this all started. police say this is the ford focus spotted speeding away from the scene in brookline. it was first captured on surveillance video as calls came in about two people in the street. >> i hear the car screeching. i come around here, and i thought it was going to hit the car in front of the church. then a kid jumped out and left his door open.
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heck. >> jennifer: one man had been shot, the other stabbed and possibly shot. clothes and two cell phones were left behind. >> multiple people stabbed. i got two people stabbed. >> jennifer: it happened just before noon. kids had to shelter in police at three nearby elementary schools. police are connecting this scene to a call that came in earlier half mile away on st. paul street. >> the caller is reporting a disturbance on the third floor. >> jennifer: here police found man stabbed and shot in the leg. while police say they found the car they were looking for, the search for the suspects continues. and police say the three victims injured in this case are in stable condition. we're live in brookline this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a virginia murder suspect tracked down in fitchburg is in critical condition this morning. police say 43-year-old dana william shot himself in the head as they closed in on an apartment on wednesday. they say he killed his former father-in-law in virginia and
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mother-in-law. she's still missing. police say william had been hiding out in fitchburg since last week. >> christa: and breaking overnight, the f.b.i. arresting three more protesters involved in an anti-government standoff out in oregon. this happened hours after leader ammon bundy, who right now is in custody, urged his followers to leave the wildlife refuge they were occupying for more than three weeks. seven other militants along with bundy were arrested tuesday after a shoot-out with police. >> sarah: previously private documents on the boston marathon bombing are now unsealed. this morning we're getting a glitches into dzhokhar tsarnaev's life immediately after the watertown shoot-out. moments after being taken into custody, tsarnaev was in critical condition when interrogators showed up, he couldn't talk because his jaw was wired shut, so instead he answered questions by writing in a notebook. at one point he wrote, "is my brother alive? i know you said he is? are you lying? is he alive." the defense wanted to suppress
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lied to him about tamerlan. the documents show dzhokhar also asked for an attorney and at one point he wrote the word "lawyer" ten times and circled it. >> christa: happening today, christa mcauliffe and the six other crew members killed in the space shuttle challenger framingham. it's been 30 years since the challenger exploded over the atlantic ocean. mcauliffe was a schoolteacher who graduated from framingham state. events will be held at the school and the mcauliffe charter school later on today. >> sarah: this morning donald trump is still refusing to attend tonight's debate in iowa. >> christa: this is the final time the republican candidates will face off before monday's caucus. will let's go to 7's nancy chen with more on what he's saying about his feud with fox today. >> nancy: good morning to you both. donald trump will be in iowa tonight, but he won't be at the debate. instead he's choosing to hold a israeli with his supporters. >> here's where you're making a mistake.
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>> nancy: with the iowa caucuses just days away, donald trump is standing firm and refusing to take part in a fox news debate because of his feud with fox news. even bill o'reilly couldn't convince him to change his mind. >> just want you to consider it. you owe me milk shakes. i'll take them off the ledger if you consider it. >> well, even though you and i had an agreement that you wouldn't ask me that, which we did, i will therefore forget that you asked me that, but it's not up to me, bill. >> you're actually telling the truth there. >> nancy: trump says he won't go unless the network replaces megyn kelly as a moderator. he claims she asked an unfair question during the first debate on fox news. wednesday he attacked her again on twitter write, "i refuse to call meghan kill lay bimbo. that would not be politically correct. instead i will only call her a lightweight reporter." >> you're not giving them the opportunity to know you as well as they would like.
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>> nancy: trump's closest rival ted cruz mocking trump, saying he's afraid of kelly. >> she might ask a mean question and who knows what could happen. his hair might stand on end. >> nancy: cruz issuing a chang of his own. >> eight:00 saturday night, one-on-one debate. unanimous anyone trump responded by asking if they could hold the debate in canada, a reference to cruz's birthplace. nancy chen, 7news. >> sarah: according to the latest quinnipiac university poll, bernie sanders take 40%, with 45% for hillary clinton and 4% for martin o'malley. 7's dan hausle will be in iowa for the debate and the caucuses. his live reports begin later today right here on 7news. >> christa: we have much more to go here on "today in new england." why the city of boston has
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efforts to stop wynn casino from building in everett. >> sarah: a hingham native is sharing his story after being held hostage in iran. what he's saying about the 40 days he spent in prison. >> christa: and the pats' season is over, but tom brady is taking a moment to look back and thank his fans. you're going to see his special hand-written message coming up. he's got nice penmanship, by the way, chris. >> chris: i saw that. i was very impressed. he doesn't do anything wrong, does he? take a look at our forecast. cold and clear this morning. clear skies, look on the southern horizon, about an hour before sunrise, you'll see five planets lined up. this is through february 20th, the brightest venus in jupiter out there. but something to see. starts in the morning this winter. take a look farts and when we could see some rain and snow ahead. >> danielle: thanks cool stuff, chris. good morning, everyone. happy thursday. roads looking clear this morning. nine minutes from the braintree split into boston expressway.
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>> sarah: actress kerry washington is coming to harvard's campus today. she'll parade through harvard square with hasty pudding's men in drag and will be roasted as the woman of the year. the theater group says if the "scandal" star is anything like her on-screen character, she may turn the tables on them during the roast. cambridge native casey affleck and fellow actor chris pine will be in boston tonight for a private screening of their new film "the finest hours." the disney movies tells the real-life story of a daring coast guard rescue off the cape during a blizzard in 1952. it was shot in quincy and on the cape, and it opens in theaters tomorrow. it looks really good. i want the see it. >> christa: i think a lot of women just perked up when they heard chris pine. >> sarah: he's so dreamy.
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we have another chris with our forecast. >> sarah: you're dreamy, too, chris. >> chris: big storm off cape cod, i got to see this movie. meteorologists certainly thinking differently on that movie. 27 in boston. wind out of the southwest at 6mph. wind-chill factor of 20. there's not a whole lot of wind this morning. a lot of the suburbs pretty much dead calm. very light wind. it's easier the take when you have temperatures into the teens if you don't have much of a 20 in worcester. 16 in norwood. 18 in bedford at this hour. temperatures this morning, a good 15 to 25 degrees colder than yesterday morning. of course, we had no cold air in place yesterday morning. we started off into the lower 40s. now back to reality, back to seasonal levels starting off this morning. here we go, very light winds across the area. 6mphmph wind in boston. 7 in worcester. mainly clear skies will continue throughout much of the morning. a few more clouds may mix in later on this afternoon. but we're avoiding any precipitation during the day today. there's one storm system across the great lakes.
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from the down through the deep south. travel plans across the united states, overall a storm moving into the pacific northwest as well as that rain, essentially from savannah, georgia, back into florida, but the rest of the country is rather quiet, at least major storm-free at this point. we're watching for tomorrow is not only this storm to the north and west of us, but that one down across florida and as they sort of go between us, we're precipitation. but not all of the precipitation. there will be some precipitation that works back into southern new england. i think it will be just enough to give us a lot of clouds tomorrow. and occasionally a few rain and snow showers across the area. temperatures marginal. i don't expect a lot of snow out of this, but a few towns get some heavier bursts of snow shower activity may pick up a slushy coating to a half an inch of snow. i don't think every town will see that. so i'm not putting it on one of those accumulation maps as of now. sunny to partly cloudy skies. cool start, but nice finish. bouncing back up into the low 40s this afternoon. upper 30s in the worcester
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so even today, starting off cold, we'll finish above seasonal. tonight becoming cloudy. with the clouds in place, temperatures upper 20s and lower 30s. so it doesn't turn all that cold by daybreak tomorrow. and by tomorrow morning, a few of these rain and snow showers starting to work in, especially along the coastline. temperatures tomorrow mid-30s to a few lower 40s out there. so we're above freezing. and even when you get a heavier burst of snow, heavier snow shower, temperatures likely about 34, 35 degrees. so we shouldn't have too many issues on the roadways. maybe a couple flurries saturday afternoon across northern mass, southern new hampshire. but look at the trend. sunday close to 50 degrees. and we'll be in the 50s monday, tuesday and wednesday. the best chance of a soaking rainstorm will be wednesday afternoon. >> christa: we have new details this morning about the hingham native held in an iranian prison for more than 40 days before he was finally released last week. and for the first time he's talking about his experiences there.
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story. nancy? >> nancy: just remarkable. matthew walked out of the dorm. three men came up to him, asked him his name and put him in the car and headed straight for one of iran's most notorious prisons. >> i was arrested walking down the street on the way to buy my ticket to come home. >> nancy: he says within an hour of standing on the street, he was sitting in an interrogation cell in an iranian prison. >> their very first sentence to me is, "do you know jason rezaian?" i said, of course, everyone knows that name. they were pacing behind me. they said, "he's never leaving and neither are you." >> nancy: in an interview with cnn's anderson cooper, the hingham man was charged with
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he was held for 41 day, 29 in solitary confinement. the scariest part of his ordeal with was the final two hours before he was released. >> i was violently pulled out of my cell, and i was put into... rushed down to the basement. >> it was there he was interrogated for a final time. >> they said, "matthew, matt, this is your last chance, you know, admit why you are here. admit that you are here the overthrow the government." i look right in the camera and say, i have said everything i have had to say. >> he was taken back to a prison cell and to his surprise taken diplomats. >> one of them said, matthew, we'll go now. get in the middle seat. and the car took off at 100mph to the airport. >> nancy: back in boston last week, he went to his favorite burger place when he got home and he looks forward the seeing the new "star wars" movie. 7news "today in new england." >> christa: wow. >> sarah: i can't imagine. >> christa: thank you so much.
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just narrowly avoiding that tire that suddenly came flying over a median, killing a driver in another car. >> sarah: and new details on that california prison escape. several people arrested. how they're allegedly connected
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>> and now time for 7sports with alex corddry. >> alex: good morning, when it comes to winning, turnovers have been a big part of the celtics' success. brad stevens' team has forced 20 or more turnovers in each of their last three games. it was major factor in last night's game against the nuggets. marcus martin teams up with avery bradley for one of the celtics' 15 steals on one end and bradley cans three of his game-high 27 points on the other.
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111-103 win, their fourth in a row. >> we have a lot of room to improve, but when we turn it up and we're in the right position, we can be a good defensive team. >> they say defense wins game, and i definitely believe that. you know, once we get a stop, we've been able to win games. >> alex: the bruins may be on the all-star break, but david pasternak is still on the clock. he's been sent down to providence to keep working his way back into the game shape. he has five points in eight games since returning from injury earlier this month. after he was hospitalized due to an elevated heart rate tuesday night, bruins' goalie jonas gustavson has been checked out and should rejoin the bruins after the break. i'm alex corddry. that's 7sports. have a great day. >> christa: the season ended in a disappointing loss, but tom brady made sure the take time and thank everybody who supported him over the last year. >> sarah: the pats' q.b. wrote an open letter to fans and
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page. in a letter brady wrote he's proud to live here and to have the privilege the play for the patriots. fans are impressed brady would take the time to write such a letter. >> he's a football genius. and he is a great person. and he knows how to appreciate the people that support him. >> i think it's great. i think he's tom brady. he's the best. i wouldn't expect anything less from him. >> sarah: brady ended the note by writing, "our goal every season is to win the last game, but as i've learned, the road to the next one is paved by seasons like this one." >> christa: that's a nice way to end it, on the right note. there what did you think of the all caps? >> sarah: well, you know, my handwriting is horrible. >> christa: that's a good answer. that was a good answer. very nice gesture. coming up next at 5:30, the rules could be changing for bay state teens who want the use tanning beds. who would be banned if this in law passes? >> it is a win for boston?
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the planned everett casino. >>. >> sarah: and how a little exercise can help produce what some women say is one of the
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>> sarah: now at 5:30, boston mayor marty walsh avoids a lawsuit, reaching a deal with wynn casinos. what it means for the city coming up. >> christa: also arrests made in connection with three escaped inmates in california. how police say they're linked to the violent criminals. >> sarah: a homemade mixture some teenagers are using to get high. what parents need to know. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: 5:30. it's thursday. when you're late in the week, you try to overcompensate with caffeine. a level. >> sarah: really? >> christa: yeah, a little too much. >> sarah: i try to hold off a little with bit until later in the day when i start hitting my low, chris. >> chris: in the week of
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is like going um heartbreak hill. you're close to the finish line. you're only a few miles away, but you need something to push you true. -- through. i think we've had a lot of coffee this morning. temperatures mid to upper teens in a lot of the suburbs. 27 in boston. 20 in worcester. it's a colder start compared to yesterday morning by a listening shot. 15 to 20 to 25 degrees colder this time this morning versus this time yesterday morning. we have light winds and a lot of clear skies some we can keep the cold air in place. you have little wind. temperatures this afternoon rebounding nicely. close to 40 degrees. we'll have partly cloudy skies even into this evening. as we get into tomorrow, we'll track some scattered rain and snow showers in here. we'll talk more on that forecast. of course the weekend forecast coming up. >> christa: okay, let's go to danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, christa. this is where we're starting to see some slowing. still not a bad drive from the braintree split into boston on the expressway northbound.
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route 3, 24, 95. no issues to tell you about yet this morning. the pike back out the framingham all green some no delays there. heading into town on 93 southbound, looking good so far this morning as is route 1, take a look at those drive times. if you're getting ready to head out the door, ten minutes on the expressway from braintree 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" on the red line, buses are replacing j.f.k. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. the f.b.i. arresting three more protesters involved in an oregon. this happened hours after leader ammon bundy, who is now in custody, urged his followers to leave the wildlife refuge they three weeks. seven other militants along with bundy were arrested tuesday after a shoot-out with police. >> sarah: all right, 5:31 right now. now to the day's top stories. a weymouth man is set to be arraigned after police say he
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investigators say the woman was stabbed inside an apartment in norton last night. she was later pronounced dead at the hospital. officers say the man was later involved in a head-on crash on 495 that seriously injured a rhode island woman. brookline police are searching for two suspects behind a violent crime spree that led several schools to be locked down on wednesday. police have found a car they believe was involved. the suspects are accused of shooting and stabbing two men inside an apartment on st. paul street and another man on harvard street. >> christa: also this morning, the illegal battle over a proposed casino in everett coming to an end. boston mayor marty walsh and wynn casino striking a deal that now ends a lengthy and pretty expensive lawsuit, as well. let's head out live to 7's victoria warren covering the story. vicki, sounds like the mayor says this is going to have some benefits for boston. >> victoria: there will be some benefits for boston. you know, the casino will be
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now getting a deal worth $361 million. but apparently even that amount is not enough for boston's mayor to be excited about the casino. a piece of the casino action is coming to boston after all. mayor marty walsh announcing a deal with wynn casinos. >> myself and steve wynn had a conversation. we said, let's try and work a deal out. >> victoria: the casino is being built in everett. that means a big impact on boston. people would have to use city roads and facility, especiall affecting charlestown. the agreement is worth millions. wynn will pay $31 million over 15 years for community improvements. an additional $25 million will go to improve infrastructure around sullivan square, and wynn also agrees to try to spend $20 million a year for 15 years in boston businesses. >> this isn't all winning and losing. this is about moving forward. that's what this deal is all about.
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heels of a judge dismissing a lawsuit the city tried to bring against wynn. rather than throwing money after money on lawsuits, the city went with the hand they were dealt. >> i'm not really excited. i'm glad we're putting this behind us and moving forward. there are other big issues in the city we have the deal with. >> victoria: speaking of that lawsuit, boston already spent $1.7 million on legal fees as part of this deal. wynn will pay them back some of that money. live this morning in everett, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new figures from the mbta's payroll show just how many workers taking home six-figure salaries. almost 30% of "t" employees made more than $100,000 last year. one maintenance worker made more than $327,000. almost a quarter million of that came from overtime or back pay.
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they're paying $11,000 -- $112,000 a day in overtime, significantly lower than this time last year. >> christa: new this morning, a former student under arrest for brining a gun to a boston high school. school police officers at the high school say the 17 year old was trespassing and was eventually breakthrough to the principal's office. they search his backpack and claim they found the gun. he's now facing charges. >> sarah: on just one station, surveillance video shows a masked man jumping over a counter and robbing a norwood convenience store. the employee says he grabbed a large amount of cash and attacked her with a taser. she says she was wearing a thick coat and wasn't hurt by it so she decided to fight back against the thief. >> you just get scared and don't... it's like your brain freezes for a second and then after ward you just realize what's happening and then that's when you look at what he has and you want to see how can i stop this. >> sarah: police later arrested a suspect after a short police chase.
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>> christa: and right now a driver is speaking out about a close call narrowly missing a deadly crash in lexington. the 70-year-old grandfather says a runaway tire sailed over his pick-up truck on route 128 on tuesday and then it slammed into the windshield of another car, killing the driver who was inside. john eacrett says everything just happened instantly. >> i just feel so bad for the victim and his family and friends and... it just kind of puts into perspective how quickly life can be snatched from you. >> christa: absolutely. state police say the tire fell off of a pick-up truck going in the opposite direction. they're still investigating exactly how it happened. just a freak accident there. >> sarah: still ahead on 7 news, on the run for nearly a week, police in california release new pictures of the dangerous inmates who escaped. >> christa: also ahead, the symptom of menopause that a little exercise can help to reduce. ism and how expressing your
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be getting a lot easier. >> chris: the forecast today, a couple of thumbs-up this afternoon. comfortable temperatures close to 40 degrees. light winds. it is a cold start this morning. take a look at the weekend ahead coming up. >> danielle: and here's a look at the braintree split getting slow. boston. if you're taking "t," on the red line, buses are replacing trains from north quincy to j.f.k. we'll be right back. find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
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indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today. america runs on dunkin'. >> christa: the house of representatives here in massachusetts approving a bill that would ban anyone younger than 18 from using tanning beds. the state senate already approved the bill back in september. doctors believe an increase in melanoma cases is connected to the use of tanning beds. in fact, right now state law allows anyone between ages of 14 and 17 to visit tanning salons if they have con sent from a parent or guardian. >> sarah: health officials say parents should be aware of a drink that may have led to the deaths of at least two teens.
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shine," a combination of mountain dew and racing fuel. a pair of teenagers in tennessee recently died after drinking this mixture. two others who drank it had to be treated and they were released from the hospital. health experts say the racing fuel contains methanol and people should never ingest straight methanol. >> it's affecting things right at the cellular level. it makes the acids in the retina in the eyes so one can become blind. this may be the tip of an iceberg in that this practice is much more prevalent. >> sarah: so it's important to note here that mountain dew does have a product that's called dew shine, but that's not to be confused with what these teens racing fuel. but i mean, come on, you know? it's petrifying. why would they do that? >> christa: i have no idea. questions on that one. we have much more to get to this morning, including our know and go segment.
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iltd is just sneaking up on 5:45. it's thursday. we're trying to get your thursday off to the right start here. >> sarah: here's what you need to know and go. we have traffic and weather. let's send it over the chris lambert with more. >> chris: good morning, sarah. good morning christa. back to heavier coats this morning. 16 in norwood. 18 in bedford. 27 in boston. we don't have a sticking wind-chill factor at this time, but temperatures compared to this time yesterday morning a far cry, running 15 to 25 degrees colder. of course, yesterday morning we started off in the low 40s. we don't intend to do that too often at the end of january. nice clear skies to start off the day, as well. and this time of really the pattern here, the setup here, when you get clear skies through about february 20th. if you want to look to on the horizon, the southern horizon, pre-dawn by about an hour. it may be coming up close to now or in 15 minutes, 20 minutes. you see five planets aligned in the southern sky.
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venus or jupiter and venus, the brighter two of the five, but overall something cool to see on some clear skies on one of these winter mornings. take a look at forecast today, a lot of clear skies this morning. trade it in for a few more clouds this afternoon. we cloud up tonight. as we get into tomorrow morning, a storm to the east of us and a storm to the northwest of us and in between the two, enough moisture gets drug back into southern new england to give us a few rain and snow showers, especially across eastern mass in the morning. temperatures marginal, so i don't expect a lot of issues on the roadways tomorrow morning as we're above freezing. so even if you get snowflakes mixed in, temperatures 34, 35, i think we'll do okay. are there any heavier bursts of snow may locally drop a coating to a slushy half an inch in some towns. overall theme tomorrow, a lot more clouds around and occasionally passing rain and snow showers working through. somewhat cooler air compared to the last couple days. then we bring the mild air right back into the forecast.
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monday, temperatures cracking the 50-degree mark once again. we'll continue mild weather even into tuesday and wednesday of next week. so it's a cool start today. nice finish. temperatures this afternoon running a couple degrees either side of 40. tracking a few rain and snow showers on friday. weekend looking good overall. sunday the warmer of the two days back into the low to mid-50s. best chance of widespread rain on wednesday. >> and we have fast track traffic alert on the red line. let's send it over the danielle gersh with more on this. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. if you're taking the red line, pay attention between north quincy and j.f.k. shuttle buses are replacing trains and that's due to disabled work equipment. so if you're taking the red line, you may use the commuter rail service at braintree, j.f.k., quincy center, but you'll probably want to give yourself some extra time. take a look outside. also want to give yourself some extra time if you're taking the expressway this morning. let's go to the map from the braintree split into boston. that drive not too bad. 11 minutes. but on 128 southbound, traffic
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route 3, 24, 95 looking good. other than that, the pike out eastbound into boston. no major delays to tell you about there. north of town starting to slow down on 93 southbound through lawrence and then you're slow and go into boston. 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. from braintree split into boston. into town on the pike, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. back to you, guys. >> sarah: developing now, man is behind bars charged with killing his estranged wife. >> christa: first thing this judge. at the same time, police say that he's connected to a crash afterward, also in norton, where an innocent driver was seriously hurt. let's get right out live to 7's nicole oliverio for the latest. nicole? >> nicole: christa, we can tell you police were back out here at this apartment on holmes street in norton just before 5:00 this morning. it was around 7:30 last night when they were initially called
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came in saying that they believed a woman was being stabbed. when officers arrived, they went into that apartment and they say they found a 34-year-old woman unresponsive. they tried to resuscitate her here at the apartment before rushing her to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. then about a minute after the 911 call came in, another call came in according to the district attorney's office about a serious head-on crash on 495, also in norton. police arrived to the scene there and they say that a pick-up truck apparently had crossed the median. now, the woman in the other car had to be taken to a rhode island hospital. she had serious injuries. they say the driver of that pick-up, a 34-year-old man from weymouth, they say not only was he responsible for the headon crash, but they believe he was the one who killed that 34-year-old woman, saying that it was his estranged wife. that suspect identified as 35-year-old martin mcdonald of weymouth. he's expected the face murder charges later this morning in
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for now that's the latest live in norton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening now, police in quincy are trying to figure out who vandalized a cemetery. they say someone knocked over 16 headstones at the mount wollaston cemetery on "c" street tuesday night. some of the headstones date back to the 1800s. investigators say this is the second time this cemetery has been vandalized in the last few months. anyone with information is asked to call police. >> christa: we have new surveillance video that could be the key in arresting a suspect in a stabbing. worcester police releasing this video yesterday, asking the public to help them identify the man in it. they say that he attacked a 19-year-old in late december in the area of vail and haywood street. if you know anything at all about this, you're asked to contact police. >> sarah: new details on last november's deadly shooting at a planned parenthood chin nichol come. the man who admitted to the attack has been transferred to a state hospital for a mental
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57-year-old robert lewis dear is awaiting the exam. dear says he wants the fire his public defenders and represent himself. the exam will decide if he's mentally fit to make that decision. three people were killed in the attack. one of the victims was melrose native garrett swasey. he's a police officer in colorado who was responding to the scene when dear shot and killed him. >> christa: and police out in california making five arrests now in connection with the escape of those three violent inmates. >> sarah: authorities saying that more arrests will be coming as early as today. 7's nancy chen joins us with new images of the men police are looking for this morning. >> christa:>> nancy: sarah, despite those arrest, the escaped inmates themselves are still on the loose. the sheriff says the investigation is focusing on a vietnamese gang that's active in that area. the sheriff also released this new wanted poster showing a close-up of the three inmates faces and their tattoos. authorities believe the men had
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used for the prison escape were not prison-made. >> we certainly believe at this point there was outside help. we continue to look at the possibility there was some inside help, as well. we do not know that yet, but we are certainly not closing our minds to that possibility. >> nancy: the sheriff also said her department is taking a good look at jail procedures in order to prevent future escapes. a $200,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of those escaped inmates. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a top public health expert says trust has to do more to prepare for the inevitable arrival, that's what they're saying, of the zika virus. two dozen countries and territories are now on the c.d.c.'s list of areas that pregnant women should avoid. the government took more precautions wednesday, in fact, stopping americans who have traveled to those areas from donating blood here in the u.s. two top american researchers are now accusing the world health organization of failing to act
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>> now we have a pandemic. it started to involve multiple continue nets and certainly many countries, more that 21 countries in the americas. we need global leadership for this evolving, rapidly accelerating health problem. >> christa: the zika virus has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in brazil. president obama is pushing top american researchers to develop a vaccine, but that could still be years away. there's also growing concern that zika mosquitoes could soon spread to southern states and eventually to new england with the warmer weather. in fact, scientists at a virginia-based company are now targeting the mosquitoes that carry the virus, and what they're doing is they've developed a genetically modified mosquito that has succeeded in reducing larvae of infected mosquitoes they say by more than 80% in one area of bra -- zil. >> sarah: this this morning california lighting the way for household energy standards.
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lightbulbs. by 2018, all lightbulbs will be required to last longer but use current models. move is expected to save californians $400 million a year in electric bills. also in that morning, facebook users are finally getting more than just a like button. c.e.o. mark zuckerberg says six new symbols will be added in addition to the current thumbs-up. the new symbols will represent angry, sad, wow, ha-ha, yay and love. no word yet on when the change will take place, although zuckerberg says it will be pretty soon. >> christa: i so enjoyed hearing you narrate that. we have this morning's healthcast, and if you're experiencing symptoms of menopause, it turns out exercise can really help out with that. a recent study finds menopausal women who do not exercise often are more likely to have symptoms like joint pain, hot flashes, depression and anxiety.
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work out three times a week for 30 minutes or longer to help reduce those symptoms. well, this is funny, apparently hawaii really is paradise. a new report says that for fifth straight year in a row, hawaii is the state with the highest overall well-being. no surprise with the lovely weather. there hawaiians are said to be happier, healthier and have more of a sense of purpose. now, on the flip side, i don't know if you'll agree with this or not, but massachusetts ranked as one of the five states with the lowest sense of purpose. so i don't know. are you asking, who am i? why am i here? i don't buy that. i feel luke we're very england. >> sarah: i have to send that to my cousin, chris, who lives in hawaii, who during the winter loves to send me pictures of them enjoying the beach. >> chris: been there once. beautiful place. i want to know in massachusetts, when did they do this survey and take this poll? was this last february?
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if it was last february, i understand how we finished there. cold start this morning but not too bad this afternoon. temperatures in the 20s to lower 30s tonight. a few rain and snow showers tomorrow, especially along the coastline. temperatures mid-30s to near 40 degrees. we warm up on the seven-day forecast by sunday. >> sarah: thanks, chris. we have a lot to get to this morning. having lots of devices in your home can really slow your internet down.
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>> sarah: a dropping story. a south shore man in custody, accused of killing his estranged wife and then seriously injuring a stranger in a crash on 495. >> christa: also developing, a key clue recovered, tied to a brazen and violent crime in
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>> multiple stabbings. >> christa: the search for the suspect this morning. >> sarah: the republican debate just hours away, and controversy continues. >> you're making a big mistake. >> sarah: donald trump refusing to take part while his closest rival sets a new challenge. >> christa: and you'll see tom brady's heartfelt thank you know to patriots' fans. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism breaking news involving the "t" right now. the red line is experiencing delays. buses are being used on the braintree line. we'll have much more on this breaking news coming up for you this morning. >> christa: not a fun day for some commuters there on the red line. it is cold out there legitimately. we've been used to this warm-up for a few days. a little shock to the system. >> sarah: but it's going to warm up again i guess you can say here in the next couple days. >> chris: second half of the weekend and early next week, temperatures close to 50 in not passing the 50-degree mark. nowhere close to 50 outside this morning. 27 in boston. teens in a lot of the suburbs.
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winds are very light outside, so we're not battling a stinging wind-chill factor at this time. temperatures 24 hours ago, this time yesterday morning, we're running in the lower 40s, so we're about 15 to 25 degrees colder than that, but we do have clear skies in place. we'll hold a good bit of sunshine through the morning hours some that will help warm us up. it's a comfortable afternoon with a light breeze. temperatures a couple degrees either side of 40. and even into this evening not too cold overall. we do have the risk of some scattered rain and snow showers tomorrow. more on that forecast, the weekend forecast, coming up. ism now to breaking news on the red line. let's send it over the danielle gersh with more. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. if you're taking the red line, you'll want the listen up. between north quincy and j.f.k., the shuttle buses are replacing trains. that's due the disabled work equipment. "t" riders can also use the commuter rail service at braintree, j.f.k. and quincy center. so if you're taking the red line, give yourself a little bit of extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning.
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southbound, you can see the back-up here almost to route 24 from that back-up at the braintree split. the pike looking pretty good eastbound into boston. north of town, slow and go. southbound into boston. route 1, no major delays. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 14 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. a developing story out of norton. police are investigating the murder of a 34-year-old woman inside her home. >> sarah: her estranged husband is accused of murder and for seriously injuring a woman in a car crash immediately afterward. the story reported first on 7. here's nicole oliverio with the latest. >> nicole: we can tell you
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the apartment just before 5:00 a.m., and they have since left. now, they were initially called to this holmes street apartment complex here in norton around 7:30 last night. a 911 call came in for reports of a woman being stabbed. when officers arrived, they found that woman unresponsive. they tried to resuscitate her here at the complex and then rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. then according to the district attorney's office, they say about a minute after that 911 call came in, there was a report of a head-on crash on 495 northbound, also here in norton. they say the driver of the pick-up truck crossed the median and smashed into another car. now, according to investigators, they say that driver, 35-year-old martin mcdonald of weymouth, caused that accident. they also say he is the estranged husband of the woman who was found dead inside her apartment. they say he is responsible for that murder. >> this place was surrounded
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trucks. there was commotion going on. there was people pulling up, crying. think took a woman out in the back of an ambulance. they were doing c.p.r. and then they took her away. >> nicole: as for that other woman who was injured in that head-on crash, she had to be taken to a rhode island hospital. mcdonald will appear in attleboro court later this morning. he's facing murder charges along with any charges stemming from the accident, as well. for now that's the latest live in norton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're following a developing story in brookline where police have tracked down a car involved in a shooting and stabbing. three people are in the hospital and the people responsible are on the run. 7's jennifer eagan is live in brookline with the latest. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. that car was found by symphony hall. right now the focus is on that vehicle and an apartment on st. paul street. both will be searched for evidence.
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focus spotted speeding away from the scene in brookline. it was first captured on surveillance video as calls came in about two people in the street. >> i hear the car screeching. i come ash here, and i thought it was going to hit the car in front of the church. then a kid jumped out and left his door open. they took off like a bat out of heck. >> jennifer: one man had been shot, the other stabbed and possibly shot. clothes and two cell phones were left behind. >> multiple people stabbed. i got two people stabbed. >> jennifer: it happened just before noon. kids had to shelter in police at three nearby elementary schools. police are connecting this scene to a call that came in earlier a half mile away on st. paul street. >> the caller is reporting a disturbance on the third floor. >> jennifer: here police found a man stabbed and shot in the leg. while police say they found the car they were looking for, the search for the suspects continues. and police say the three victims injured in this case are in stable condition. we're live in brookline this
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"today in new england." >> christa: a virginia murder suspect tracked down in fitchburg i in critical condition this morning. police say 43-year-old dana william shot himself in the head as they closed in on an apartment yesterday. they say he killed his former father-in-law in virginia and kidnapped his former mother-in-law. she's still missing. the victim's family says the motive here they believe was revenge. >> he wanted to punish the family. he knew that he could punish the family by getting to my mom and my step dad. >> christa: police say william had been hiding out in fitchburg since last week. >> sarah: it's debate night in the race for the white house. the republican candidates face off one more time before the iowa caucuses. and donald trump, the party's front-runner, still refusing to take part because of one certain moderator. 7's nancy chen joins us now with more. >> nancy: hey there, sarah. donald trump will be in iowa tonight, but he will not be at the debate.
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rally with his supporters. mistake. you're making a big mistake. >> nancy: with the iowa trump is standing firm and refusing to take part in a fox with fox news. even bill o'reilly couldn't convince him to change his mind. >> just want you to consider it. you owe me milk shakes. i'll take them off the ledger if you consider it. >> well, even though you and i had an agreement that you wouldn't ask me that, which we did, i will therefore forget that you asked me that, but it's >> you're actually telling the truth there. >> nancy: trump says he won't go unless the network replaces megyn kelly as a moderator. he claims she asked an unfair question during the first debate on fox news. wednesday he attacked her again
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call megyn kelly a bimbo because that would not be politically correct. instead i will only call her a lightweight reporter." >> you're not giving them the opportunity to know you as well as they would like. >> i'm not walking away. rival ted cruz mocking trump, saying he's afraid of kelly. >> she might ask a mean question and who knows what could happen. his hair might stand on end. >> nancy: cruz now issuing a challenge of his own. >> 8:00 saturday night, a two-hour, one-on-one debate. >> nancy: trump responded to cruz's challenge on twitter by asking if they could hold the debate in canada, a reference to the senator's birthplace. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a new poll shows the democratic race in iowa is in a dead heat. bernie sanders takes 49% with 45% for hillary clinton and 4% for martin o'malley. these results are pretty much the same as the quinnipiac survey done two weeks ago. 7's dab hausle will be in iowa with the debate and the
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his live reports begin tonight right here on 7news. >> christa: previously private documents on the boston marathon bombing are now unsealed, and this morning we're getting a glitches into dzhokhar tsarnaev's life immediately after the shoot-out in watertown. moments after being taken into custody, tsarnaev was in critical condition when interrogateors showed up. he couldn't talk because his jaw was wired shut, so instead he answered questions by writing in a notebook. at one point he wrote, "is my brother alive? i know you said he is. are you lying? is he alive? " documents show tsarnaev asked for an attorney. at one point he wrote the word "lawyer" ten times and circled it. >> sarah: an anti-government standoff in oregon. it happened hours after leader ammon bundy, who is currently in custody, urged his followers to leave the wildlife refuge they were occupying for more than three weeks. seven other militants along with bundy were arrested tuesday
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it's been 0 years since space shuttle challenger exploded over the atlantic ocean. christa mcauliffe and the six other crew members killed in the disaster will be honored in framingham. mcauliffe was a schoolteacher who graduated from framingham state. events will be held at the school and the mcauliffe charter school later today. 6:10. new this morning, the hingham man recently freed from an iranian prison is talking about ism also boston getting in on the kass me game. what made mayor walsh fold his lawsuit against wynn. >> whoa! >> christa: some wild weather when a tornado storms through the south. chris? us. yeah, that was a sight to see yesterday. in terms of our weather, kiddos need winter gear this morning. comfortable afternoon. light winds, temperatures close to 40 degrees.
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>> danielle: and we have breaking news on the red line on the "t" this morning. between north quincy and j.f.k., with buses. so give yourself a little extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway is a slow drive, as well. boston.
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co yo of yo th to wo to >> christa: crews are cleaning up the luggage after wild weather in florida. people could do nothing but watch as a tornado suddenly hit. >> whoa. [bleeped]. >> christa: look at the winds there. you can see all the mess that's left behind, the tornado tossing cars, even track trails across the road. that one is on its side.
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ripped off, as well. >> sarah: scary stuff there. a little cooler here when you stepped out. >> christa: i thought it was doesn't right frigid. but the defrost got to work and we're okay. >> chris: five, ten minutes and we're okay. we didn't have to do that yesterday morning. we got away with one. 19 in plymouth. a much colder start. not much wind outside, although temperatures this morning starting off 15 to 25 degrees colder than this time yesterday morning. it's a difference. you need a heavier jacket. this afternoon a lot like yesterday afternoon, temperatures close to 40 if not just past 40 degrees. more clouds mixing in mid to late afternoon. so we'll call it sunny to partly cloudy skies, a couple degrees either side of 40. after this cold start, it will be a nice finish to the day. across the country, storm across central northwest. more rain across florida. what else is new. across the midwest, nothing significant. some snow showers across the great lakes.
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lakes into the 30s. still across the country, there's no brutally cold air that's come out of the arctic. that may change by the beginning and middle part of next week starting in the midwest and eventually late in the week moving in closer to new england in terms of our cool down. what we're watching for tomorrow is two storm system, one to the northwest, one to the southeast, these have been on the map here for several days. we've been talking about it. the ocean storm itself stays far enough out to see where we don't get major impact for it, but system of this moisture gets drawn back. you see this line, this trough of low pressure, you have this channel of moisture getting drawn back into the northwestern side of that storm system there, the one to the north and west of us. there may be a little rain and snow around tomorrow morning. we'll keep an eye on that, some scattered rain and snow showers likely in the morning, perhaps a couple still lingering into this afternoon. temperatures marginal here right along the coastline. so rain, snow, depending on the intensity of the precipitation coming on down. i don't expect a lot out of this.
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that come away with a slushy coating to an inch in some spots. it's not widespread enough to start drawing snow maps and snow vans for that stuff. coating. the bulk of the storm tomorrow staying just off shore. forecast for tonight not as cold thanks to the clouds moving back in, 25 to 32. and forecast for tomorrow, temperatures above freezing much of the day. a few of those rain and center showers in here with the best chance across the coastline. 7 on 7 forecast. where's the 50-dre weather. we're close to it on sunday and we'll beat that on monday with temperatures into the mid-50s. >> christa: chris, thank you. important breaking news if you take the red line. here's danielle gersh. >> chris: if you're taking the red line, you may want the pay attention. shuttle buses are replacing train services between north quincy and j.f.k. that's because of disabled work equipment. if you're riding the red line this morning, you can also use the commuter rail service at braintree, j.f.k. or quincy center, but you're certainly going to want to give yourself some extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door.
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northbound. that ride slowing down, as well. go to the maps from the braintree split into boston, that drive is up to about 27 minutes this morning. route 3, 24, 95, no major delay, but notice a little back-up on 128 southbound there heading toward the braintree split. the pike back the framingham, eastbound into boston, no major issues there. we're mostly green. north of town, slow and go on 93 southbound from lawrence into boston. route 1, no major issues this morning. take a look at those drive times if your getting ready to head out a door. 25 minutes on the expressway, into town on the pike, no major delays there, just 1 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, about 14 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. the hingham man held hostage in iran was speaking out about first time in captivity. nancy chen joins us with more on this story. >> nancy: just remarkable. matthew trevithick was in the country studying the country's language. he walked out of the dorm where he was staying when three men came up to him. after asking him his name, they
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straight for one of iran's most notorious prisons. >> i was arrested just walking down the stet on the way the buy my ticket to come home. >> nancy: matthew trevithick says within an hour of standing on the street, he was sitting in an interrogation cell in an iranian prison. >> their very first sense to me was, do you know jason rezaian? i said, of course, everybody knows that name, the whole world knows jason rezaian. they were pacing behind me with the prayer beads clicking in his hand. they said, "he's never leaving and neither are you." >> nancy: in an interview with cnn's anderson cooper, the hingham man says he was personally charged with trying to overthrow iran's government. >> i was accused of having access to bank accounts with millions of dollars and accused of knowing the location of weapons caches. >> nancy: trevithick says the scariest part of his ordeal was the final two hours before he was released. >> i was violently pulled out of my cell, rushed down to the basement.
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interrogated for a final time. >> they said, "matthew, matt, this is your last chance. admit why you are here. admit that you are here to overthrow the government." i looked right in the camera, and i said, "i've said everything i have to say." >> nancy: he was taken back to his prison cell where he was told to collect his belongings. he was taken to the exit and met by two swiss diplomats. >> one of them said, matthew, we'll go now. get in the middle seat. the car took off at 100mph to the airport. >> nancy: he arrived back in boston last week. he says he went to his favorite bergering place when he got home and he looks forward to seeing the new "star wars" movie. in the newsroom,. >> nancy: , 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. still to come on just one station, we're seeing video of an armed robbery in norwood. the store clerk talking about how her coat helped save her during that attack. >> sarah: plus tom brady's message the patriots' fans. the hand-written letter from the
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>> and now time for 7sports with alex corddry. >> alex: good morning. when it comes to winning, turnovers have been a big part of the celtics' success. brad stevens' team has forced 20 or more turnovers in each of their last three games. it was major factor in last night's game against the nuggets. marcus martin teams up with avery bradley for one of the celtics' 15 steals on one end and bradley cans three of his game-high 27 points on the other. celts force 20 turnovers in a 111-103 win, their fourth in a row. >> we have a lot of room to improve, but when we turn it up
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we can be a good defensive team. >> they say defense wins game, and i definitely believe that. you know, once we get a stop, we've been able to win games. >> alex: the bruins may be on the all-star break, but david pasternak is still on the clock. he's been sent down to providence to keep working his way back into game shape. he has five points in eight games since returning from injury earlier this month. and after he was hospitalized due to an elevated heart rate tuesday night, bruins' goalie jonas gustavsson has been checked out and released and should rejoin the bruins after the all-star break. i'm alex corddry. that's 7sports. have a great day. >> christa: we all know how the season ended, a disappointing lost in the a.f.c. championship game, but tom brady took some time to thank everybody who supported him over the past year. >> sarah: the pats' q.b. posted an open letter to fans on his phase back piej wednesday. in the letter brady wrote he's
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the privilege to play for the patriots. fans are impressed badey would take the time to write this kind of letter. >> he's a football genius. and he is a great person. and he knows how to appreciate the people that support him. >> i think it's great. i think he's tom brady. he's the best. i wouldn't expect anything less from him. >> sarah: what new englander is going to say something like that? brady ended the moat by writing, "our goal every season is to win the last game, but as i've learned, the road to the next one is paved by seasons like this one." like my grandma always said, when you hand write a note, it means so much more. it's like you've taken the time. >> christa: and there are some haters out there, oh, there's a misspelling or is that really his handwriting, but it was a really gracious gesture. >> sarah: i agree. >> christa: your time right now is 6:26. ahead we're keeping an eye on the commute this morning. no red line trains are running between north quincy and j.f.k. in dorchester. right now buses are being used and if you ride the "t" in that area, you're urged to use a
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>> sarah: also ahead, transforming the area around the t.d. garden, the new hub on causeway street. >> and boston striking a kass me deal, but does the mayor
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some have proposed for the elderly and disabled vets. i disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- we should expand them. my plan for social security increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect.
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and i approve this message. >> christa: game on. the city of boston striking a deal and dropping a lawtd against a casino developer in everett. >> sarah: an unsuspecting store clerk talking about an attack. >> all of a sudden everything just goes chaotic. >> sarah: how she fought back on just one station. >> keep blowing that whistle. >> christa: and hollywood in the hub. the boston screening of the most daring coast guard rescue off the cape. >> sarah: the stunning news that causes a father to faint. >> this is 7news "today in new
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>> christa: it's 6:30 on this thursday. we're also tracking breaking news involving the "t." if you take the red line, get ready for delays. buses are being used between north quincy and j.f.k. this morning. >> sarah: all right. thanks for staying with us, everybody, on this thursday morning. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we have lots to get took but it's feeling a lot more like january out there. i like that little, you know, hiatus into march for a couple day, chris. what enis that coming back? >> chris: sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday. we have more of that hiatus more like late march, early april, as we get into the beginning of next week. back the reality. temperatures in the teens. 27 in the city of boston. teens in the suburbs. 15 to 25 degrees colder than it was yesterday morning. but there is very little wind outside. so it's an easier cold to deal with. you just blast it across for a few minutes, get in the car and go. you don't remember the sunglasses because we have bright skies this morning. sunshine about half an hour away once we get the sunrise here coming up. comfortable conditions this
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we'll track some rain and snow showers in here tomorrow. a lot more clouds around and a little bit of precipitation. we'll talk more on that forecast and the weekend forecast coming up. >> sarah: we're following breaking news on the red line. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. if you're taking the red line this morning, shuttle buses are replacing trains between north quincy and j.f.k. and the reason for that is a disabled work equipment. so "t" riders can also use the commuter rail at braintree, j.f.k. and quincy center. so if you're taking the red line this morning, you're certainly going to want to give yourself some extra time. let's head outside now, take a look at the expressway northbound. this is a slow drive, too. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston. up to about half an hour. route 3, 24, 95, no major delays. a little bit of slowing there. you can see as you approach 128 on route 95 and 24. the pike back to framingham, we do have some slowing. no major delays to tell you about, though. north of town, you're slow and go from lawrence on 93 southbound into boston.
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then the rest of you drive looking pretty good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 16 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, go ahead and get a check of your top stories on this thursday. a weymouth man set to be arraigned after police say he killed his estranged wife and then went on to cause a head-on crash that seriously injured another young woman. investigators say the man stabbed his wife inside an apartment in norton last night. she was later pronounced dead at the hospital. also this morning, police in brookline are searching for two suspects behind a violent crime spree that led some schools to be in lockdown on wednesday. police say they found a car they believe was involved. the suspects are accused of shooting and stabbing two men inside an apartment on st. paul street and another man on harvard street. >> sarah: also this morning, the end to a listening legal battle.
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deal with wynn casinos and drops an expensive lawsuit. 7's vicki mabrey vick is -- victoria warren is live in boston with more on this. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. the proposed casino will be here in everett, but boston hit it big with a $361 million deal. but apparently even that number is not enough to get boston's mayor excited about the casino. a piece of the casino action is coming to boston after all. mayor marty walsh announcing a deal with wynn casinos. >> myself and steve wynn had a conversation. we said, let's try and work a deal out. >> victoria: the casino is boston. people would have to use city roads and utility, especially affecting charlestown. the agreement is worth millions. 15 years for community improvements. an additional $25 million will go to improve infrastructure
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also agrees to try to spend $20 million a year for 15 years in boston businesses. losing. this is about moving forward. that's what this deal is all about. >> victoria: it's on the heels of a judge dismissing the lawsuit the city tried to bring against wynn. the mayor says rather than throw money after money with more lawsuits, the city went with the >> i'm not really excited. i'm glad we're putting this behind us and moving forward. there are other big issues in the city we have the deal with. >> victoria: and speaking of that lawsuit, boston already spent $1.7 million on that lawsuit. also part of this deal, wynn will pay them back some of those legal expenses. live this morning in everett, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: now to video you'll see on just one station. surveillance video shows a masked man jumping over a counter and robbing a norwood convenience store. the employee says he grabbed a large amount of cash and then attacked her with a taser.
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coat and wasn't hurt by it. so she decided to fight back. >> you just get scared. and don't... it's like your brain freezes for a second, and then afterward, you just realize what's happening, and then that's when you look at what he has and you just want to see how can i stop this. >> police later arrested a suspect after a short police chase. he's charged with assault and armed robbery. >> christa: crews breaking down on the old boston garden site. boston mayor marty walsh on hand to begin the project next to the t.d. garden. it will be called the hub on causeway. it will include new residential and office space as well as a supermarket, restaurants and movie theaters and a garage for more parking. the first phase is set to be completed in late 2018. it will also include a new underground connection from the north station commuter rail to the orange and green "t" lines. >> sarah: happening today,
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and fellow actor chris pine will be in the hub for a screening of hours." >> chatham, do you copy? >> sarah: the disney movies tells the real-life story of a daring coast guard rescue off the cape during a blizzard in 1952. it was shot in quincy and on the cape and opens in theaters tomorrow. >> christa: kind of reminds me of "a perfect storm," the one george clooney was in based in new england. a brand-new poll in the race for the white house coming up. the candidate edging out another one. >> sarah: also the "scandal" star headed to harvard today. raid. >> christa: and what a face, the national honor this cutie is getting today. everyone. if you're taking the "t" this morning, we do have delays on the red line from north quincy station the j.f.k. shuttle buses are replacing extra time. this is the expressway. also a she drive, but a pretty sunrise. about half an hour from
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>> sarah: trending today... [laughter] >> christa: this is my favorite video. a father's face after finding out he is finally going to have a son. the man and his wife already have four daughters. the family found out the gender from their doctor, and their eldest daughter brought it to a bakery where they made a blue out. when mom and dad cut into it, they finally found out it's going to be a boy. >> christa: he goes from literally jumping up and down to on the floor. i'm just watching it again. he's screaming. there he goes. so great. gerber's new baby of the year is crowned, and is she more adorable than ever? thank you for losing that graphic so we can get the full effect of her cuteness. ism look at those dimples. >> christa: she's seven months old from michigan, her name is isla. judges decided on dimples. she has them, little smile and above all just republican cuteness. the newest gerber baby's photo
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social media pages. she has the option of appearing in ads. >> sarah: adorable. >> christa: she's a star. >> sarah: this may look like a nice photo of a potato, but would you say it's worth $1 million? that's how much a european businessman paid for this photo according to the photographer. kevin abosh, i believe that's how you say it, known for his portraits of famous people like yoko ono and malala yousef, if the sale price is verified, it will be the 15th most expensive photo ever sold. of a potato. >> christa: don't have to worry about it or having to adjust its hair or anything like that. just there. he must like spuds a lot. 6:42. still ahead, donald trump is really digging in his heels, just refusing to take part in tonight's g.o.p. debate, but a, if news personality isn't giving up on him quite yet. we'll have more. norton man.
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estranged wife and then causing a head-on crash injuring another driver. >> sarah: also the hingham man hell hostage in iran is speaking out. disturbing details he's revealing about his time in
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> reporter: police respond to a norton home and then a head-on crash.
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are connected to a murder. >> reporter: a key clue found in a stabbing and shooting investigation. the latest on a violent attack in brookline. >> reporter: bill o'reilly trying to convince donald trump to debate tonight. >> reporter: folding on a casino lawsuit. what boston is getting from steve wynn. >> sarah: all right. 6:45. time now to know and go. we have all you day's top stories. >> christa: let's start off with a little weather. we have chris lambert talking about january, acting like january again. >> chris: it is back the reality, christa. 27 in boston. good morning, everyone. teens along the suburbs. ski resorts making some snow this morning and last night with the colder air in place. a lot of sunshine in place as we go throughout the day. a few more clouds mixing in this afternoon. so it's a cool start, but we have very little wind outside this morning. easy to deal with that cool air and a nice finish this afternoon with temperatures running into the lower 40s and the breeze about 5 to 10mph. so it won't be all that strong. becoming cloudy tonight. temperatures not as cold thanks to the cloud cover in place. mid-20s to lower 30s.
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tomorrow is this energy across the midwest and this across the deep south. now, that ocean storm will stay to the east of us, at least the brunt of it, but some of that moisture gets pulled into southern new england, so i do expect scattered rain and snow showers out there throughout the day on friday. you get heavier bursts of precipitation. you're more likely the see wet snow closer to the coastline. it tapers off. you get a little rain, so back and forth with this tomorrow. i don't expect a lot out of it. there may be a few times where i get a slushy coating to an inch of snow. it's localized, it's not going to be every single town. the best chance of the steadiest precipitation the further east you go. temperatures above freezing, mid-30s to near 40 degrees, especially when the precipitation does back off. you'll bounce up to 38, 40 degrees. we'll bounce up to near 50 on sunday. mid-50s by monday. >> christa: let's get to the breaking news. an update to the delays on the red line. if you take "t," you'll want the hear what danielle gersh has to say. >> danielle: things are getting better. regular service has resumed on
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but still some moderate delays from that back-up that we were keeping an eye on some still give yourself some extra time, still those moderate delays on the red line. this is the expressway, a she drive northbound into boston. let's go to the maps from the braintree split northbound on the expressway into boston. that drive right around half an hour. south of town, some back-up on route 3 heading up to 128 and the same on route 24 and 95. the pike no major delays, but we're slowing down from framingham all the way eastbound into boston. on 93 southbound, slow and go over 128, and then as you pass over 128, you're pretty much crawling all the way into town. route 1 slow through saugus. then a pretty good drive. take a look at those drive times if your getting ready to head out the door. about half an hour on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 14 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive right now 16 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa:>> sarah: dropping now mark is behind bars charged with killing
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>> christa: what's more, he's accused of seriously injuring a woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. let's head out to nicole oliverio with the distortry. nicole? >> there were two different calls that came into 911 dispatchers. they quickly realized those two calls for help were connected. initially police arrived to these apartments in norton around 7:30 last night they got a 911 call that a neighbor believed a woman was being stabbed inside of her apartment. when officers responded, they found a 34-year-old woman unresponsive. they tried to resuscitate her here according to witnesses. she was later taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. then according to the district attorney's office, they say just a minute after this 911 call came in, another came in for a head-on crash, also here in norton along 495. there officers say the driver of a pick-up truck apparently crossed the median and crashed into another car head-on. they say the driver of that
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mcdonald, was the estranged husband of the woman who was killed inside the apartments here. now, 35-year-old martin mcdonald of weymouth will appear in attleboro court later this morning. he's facing murder charges along with charges stemming from that accident as well. for now we're live in norton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also developing in brookline, police have now found the car they believe is connected to a violent attack in broad daylight. let's head out to brookline with 7's jennifer eagan. jen, it sounds like they're still looking for the suspect. >> jennifer: christa, right now police are still looking for those two suspects. they believe this chaotic afternoon began with a fight here on st. paul street. police found man with a gunshot and stab wounds here. then 911 calls started coming in for two men with stabs and possible gunshot wounds a half mile away on harvard street. witnesses told police the two victims were left behind bay white ford focus.
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surveillance video speeding away from that scene on harvard street. police later found the car by symphony hall in boston around 7:30 last night. they believe the fight on st. paul street and the two victims found on harvard street are connected. again, they are searching for two suspects. the three people injured in this case are in stable condition. we're live in brookline this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a virginia murder suspect tracked down in fitchburg is in critical condition this morning. police say 43-year-old dana williams shot himself in the head as they closed in on an apartment on wednesday. they say he killed his former father-in-law in virginia and then kidnapped his former mother-in-law. she is still missing. police say william had been hiding out in fitchburg since last week. >> christa: just in this morning, nbc news with new polls ahead of the iowa caucuses on the democratic side. hillary clinton has a three-point lead over bernie sanders, which is the same margin as earlier this month.
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donald trump has jumped ahead of ted cruz in the latest poll by seven points. cruz actually led trump by four points earlier this month. those new numbers coming as donald trump continues to say he will in the take part in tonight's fox news debate. so let's go to seven's nancy chen. i guess the big names had to do a little convincing. >> >> nancy: it didn't work. donald trump said he will not take part in megyn kelly is the moderator because he thinks she was unfair to him in a previous debate and not even bill o'reilly could convince trump to change his mind. >> just want you to consider it. you owe me milk shakes. i'll take them off the ledger if you consider it. >> well, even though you and i had an agreement that you wouldn't ask me that, which we did, i will therefore forget that you asked me that. but it's not up to fox. it's not up to me, bill. >> you're actually telling the truth there.
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rival in iowa, ted cruz, challenging trump to a one-on-one debate. trump responded to the challenge by asking if they can hold the debate in canada, a reference to the senator's birthplace. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nancy. 7's dan hausle will be out in iowa for the debate and the caucuses. you can look for his live reports beginning today at 7:00. >> sarah: previously private documents on the boston marathon documents are now unsealed. this morning we're getting a glimpse into dzhokhar tsarnaev's life immediately after the watertown shoot-out. moments after being taken into custody, tsarnaev was in critical condition. when investigators showed up, he couldn't talk because his jaw was wired shut. so instead he answered questions by writing in a net book. at one point he wrote, "is my brother alive? i know you said he is. are you lying? is he alive?" " the document shows dzhokhar tsarnaev also asked for an attorney and at one point he wrote the word "lawyer" ten times and circle it. >> christa: the man from
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iran is adjusting to life back home. matthew trevithick was in the country for several months studying the language. he was going to buy a ticket home when three men grabbed him off the street and took him to prison. they told the 30-year-old he was never going the leave and he was held there for 41 days. 29 of them in solitary confinement and interrogated. >> the man operating the camera had a surgical mask on, as if it's just a recognition of like the foul, disgusting place that we're in. it was so dirty that even the staff were wearing protective clothing. and, you know, i'm sitting there, spotlight is on me, and they say, "matthew, matt, this is your last chance. admit why you are here. at mid-that you are here to overthrow the government. admit that you work for the u.s. government. admit it. admit the truth."
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that he had no idea he was even being released until he was inside an s.u.v. with diplomatic plates. >> sarah: it's been 3 years since space shuttle challenger exploded over the atlantic ocean. christa mcauliffe and six other crew members killed in the disaster will be honored in framingham today. mcauliffe was a school teacher who graduated from framingham state. events will be held at the school and the mcauliffe charter school later today. >> christa: the city of boston and the wynn casino group have now reached an agreement that ends the lawsuit over the proposed casino in everett. mayor marty walsh says the deal is worth millions. wynn will pay more than $30 million to boston over 15 years for community improvements and additional money to improve the infrastructure. the group has also agreed to try to spend $20 million in boston businesses, as well. mayor walsh says he now looks forward the moving on the other issues in the city. >> sarah: happening today, actress kerry washington is coming to harvard's campus.
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square with hasty pudding's men in drag. she will be roasted by the players as this year's woman of the year. the theater group's president says if the "scandal" star is anything like her on-screen character, she may turn the tables on them during the roast, so that will be a lot of fun. >> christa: i'm sure there will be a lot of competition for whoever gets that assignment. it's always so much fun going over there. okay, chris, tell us about our forecast for today, cooler, right? >> chris: it is. starting off this morning, close to where we were yesterday afternoon. we start the day off mid-teens in the suburbs. we finish close to 40 degrees. it's a nice finish, the winds very light this morning. we're not battling a wind-chill factor this morning. mostly cloudy skies tomorrow, a lot of clouds around, a few rain and show nourse at times. could be a slushy coating to an inch in few towns where you get localized heavier bursts of premiership taking coming down, but overall temperatures mainly above the freezing mark, so there shouldn't be too many issues on the roadways on friday morning. taking a look at the 7 on 7 forecast, warmer by the weekend. >> sarah: thanks, chris. the "today show" is straight ahead.
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i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. enjoy your day.
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