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an alleged house of filth with children living inside. the other disturbing discovery made by police. a brockton fire so intense flames shoot through the sky. the tip that left california investigators to the final two inmates that escaped. controversy. why this shirt is causing so much trouble at a connecticut high school. good sunday morning to you. january.
a lot of news to get to. first up, we have some very un-january like temperatures outside today if you liked yesterday's sunshine, you will love today's forecast. let's get to rob with more on the good news. >> tonight won't be quite as bright and sunny as yesterday, but it's five to ten degrees warmer than yesterday. we're 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time in fact. already there. 40 degrees right now. 36 is the normal high temperature this time of year. it feels a bit cooler than that, though, thanks to a breeze. you will notice that breeze from time to time today and it's the wind direction. the winds out of the southwest and up to the upper 40s to low 50s this afternoon. we call it sun mixed with high, thin clouds. you notice that from time to time today. could be patching the follow out there. very, very hit or miss late tonight towards tomorrow morning. tomorrow's temperatures eenl a couple of days this week near record-breaking heat. we talk about that in the
minutes. top story this morning. a disturbing discovery inside of a worcester home. children were living in in filth and drugs were stashed in the house. this morning the children are in state custody and two women face criminal charges. we have more. >> reporter: a grandmother in tears, her grandchildren taking away after her daughter was arrested on friday. worcester police found of children in deplorable conditions when they executed a search warrant at this king street apartment. >> the house wasn't that dirty. they took everything and threw it everywhere and trashed all the kids' clothes and everything. >> reporter: she and another woman were under surveillance. when they searched the property, they found three children ages 3, 5 and 6 living with floors covered in animal feces including in their bedroom.
infested with myself. officers reported hearing myself running above them. >> she's a sweetheart. she's a sweetheart. >> reporter: worcester p.d. found pills, other drugs and cash. because of the conditions the children were placed on dcf custody. they were both arrested. >> she called me when she got arrested. >> reporter: the focus is cleaning in hoping of getting the children back. >> i'm going to take good care of them. god blesses them wherever they are. turning now to the iowa caucuses. they are just one day away. the candidates are pulling out all stops trying to get that last-minute support. dan how's usley is in iowa with more. >> reporter: donald trump back for a final sprint through iowa letting children run through his private jets. he needs lots of parents to come
>> i'm leading only by five points. i'm not used to five points. >> trump's children may join them. ivanka told voters how to caucus. >> it's a secret ballot and write down trump and you're done. >> reporter: mike huckabee has an advantage over the front-runners. >> if they don't end up winning, people are going to say, maybe there was just more air than there was juice. >> reporter: hillary clinton's daughter is by her side but so is former congresswoman and shooting victim gabby giffords. >> she will stand up to the gun lobby. that's why i'm voting for hillary. >> reporter: senator bernie sanders says he needs a big turnout to win. >> we will win the caucus on monday night if there is a large voter turnout. we will lose the caucus on monday night if there is a low voter turnout. >> reporter: marco rubio also
he complains the late ad blitz from ted cruz suggest cruz is worried about the florida senator overtaking him. >> it's unclear. at the end of the campaign if somebody feels desperate or whatever, you see these things happen. >> reporter: cruz suggests nothing would surprise him now. >> it has been a crazy year. it's been an entertaining year. look, next cycle i'm told lady gaga will run. >> reporter: continuing with the strange happening, actor row. no indication of his political leanings. dan housley, 7 news new england". stay with 7 news on air and online for continuing coverage of the iowa caucuses. dan housley is live there through monday as voters head to the polls. back here locally, a home in brockton up in flames. firefighters working late into the evening yesterday trying to put that fire out. the flames shooting high up into
lots of smoke as well. more than 20 people from nearby buildings are displaced. the cause of the fire is investigated. police are searching for a suspect after a woman was robbed at knife point in framing ham. two men threatened a woman with a knife and demanded money. investigators say the suspects took the cash and then ran off. people in the area say that that incident has put them on edge. break story from overnight. the death toll in a trip pem balling near the syrian capital rose to 45.
carried out by isis supporters. the blast came as a u.n. envoy attempted to launch peace talks between geneva and syria. 7 news now turning to california where that manhunt for the three escaped inmates is finally over. all three men back in custody now after that week-long manhunt. the final two in mates were captured yesterday thanks to a tip. ly a collective exhale. >> i can say this morning that the entire state can breathe a sigh of relief. >> after a week on the run all three men that broke out of an orange county jail are back behind bars. police captured nairi and tu more than 100 north in this san francisco parking lot after a work spotted their stolen van on a side street. >> she told the officers it looks like the van i saw on the news. >> as police approached nairi fled on foot but didn't get far. >> i am told it was a short foot chase, so i don't think it went on too long.
hiding inside the van. >> there was some 380 rounds found in the van but no weapon. >> reporter: it's the end of a statewide police dragnet involving hundreds of officers. a break came when the other suspect turned himself in at a body cam. >> he just showed up and told my wife that he wanted to turn himself in. >> reporter: the investigate continued to center on nairi as the possible mastermind. police say despite speaking english, he enrolled in an english as a second language class and befriended the teacher teacher, the long thief time educator and writer of children's book was arrested thursday being held on suspicion she provided maps showing images of the jail's rooftop that may have helped these men escape. >> we don't have information to determine that, in fact, it was romantic, but we do know it was much closer and personal than it should have been. >> reporter: her neighbors were shocked. >> you would think somebody to
>> now the teacher is held at the same jail where she taught and the men she's accused of helping will soon join her. officials say they're making improvements to the jail security system as the investigation continues. at least one person is dead and many others injured after a shoot-out in colorado. police say shots were fired and there was a stabbing at the denver coliseum yesterday afternoon during a motorcycle expo. detectives say at least six people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. >> seven patients and we have three criticals and three stable patients and one patient did not survive. >> police say one person is questioned but no arrests as of yesterday. today's expo was canceled as a result. a missing virginia teenager has been found dead.
tuesday and they charged virginia tech student david eisenhower with first-degree murder. friends in family in indiana saying good-bye to beloved indianapolis principal there. susan jordan was hit and killed by a bus earlier this week. she pushed two children out of the way when the school bus drove on the sidewalk. as people paid their respects on saturday they called here a hero. still ahead this morning on "7 news today in new england," is it school spirit or an insult? there's controversy over this t-shirt. why critics say it crossed line. >> we're keeping an eye on the record books. i'll show you the seven-day forecast coming. a perfect score. a teenager aced the toughest
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it's 9:13. this is a live look outside at yline. not as sunny as yesterday, but the temperatures are improving. great day to get outside and enjoy that sunshine, rob. >> today about 5 on to 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. peeks of sunshine. in case someone stops you on the sidewalk and asks, 37 is the average temperature for the
winter, so temperatures typically warm up through the month of february. by the end of the month the average high up to 41. so that's normal for february. we're closer to record-breaking than to those normal numbers. record high temperatures for foam in the tomorrow in the low to mid-60s. we're in the ballpark. same idea for wednesday. mid to upper 50s in the forecast, and that will put us numbers. right now at 40, and mid to upper 30s are average. here we are at the 9:00 hour already warmer than average for the typical aefrj afternoon. 39 is the current temperature right now in nashua. if you look at the temperatures across the entire eastern united states, you get the ready. 50s and 60s starting to surge northward already barely south of the d.c. area. the reason for that big area of high pressure out in the atlantic, and the winds always spin clockwise around an area of high pressure. on the backside of that you get the southwesterly wind and
pumping up that very mild weather. that's going to be the case not tomorrow. now, you are going to notice on the satellite picture mainly passing, high thin clouds from time to time today. it's peeks of sun mixed with high, thin clouds. into the overnight hours, might be a patch or two of some fog in enough. tonight. so fog shouldn't be widespread. where the wind gets lighter is a patch or two of fog as you head out the door tomorrow morning. then we watch a cold front. that front will arrive late in the day. we'll be on the warm side of the front for most of the day. we get into the mid to upper 50s. front pushes through towards the afternoon and evening hours. along that front notice the area of green. futurecast indicating maybe an isolated shower tomorrow afternoon. clearing out four tuesday and the big storm system into wednesday. yet again, warm, strong, southwesterly winds on wednesday. we get the temperatures well up
front rolls through here late on wednesday bringing us a good chance of rain. could be kind of heavy at times as we head into wednesday afternoon. there's the 7 on 7 forecast. look at the numbers. 37 is average for early february and 50 tomorrow. we see temperatures cooler as we head into tuesday. mid-50s on wednesday. and then finally feeling more winter-like by next weekend. some t-shirt trouble in connecticut. a student cheering section at basketball games sparking controversy with those new ts you just saw on the screen. some say the shirts cross the line by referring to the school's naifsh american mascot. we have the story. >> reporter: this t-shirt is the center of controversy at hall high school. on it the school oes old logo of a native-american along with the res short for the reservation. the group known as the school student fan section during games. >> a lot of people disagree with
and racist and continuously have gone to them and said, this is offensesive. we want it changed. some people aren't comfortable going to games and rooting for the school because it. >> last year they changed the native-american mascot. now some students say this t-shirt with the old logo shouldn't be worn. >> they do wear these shirts to school as a way to exercise their right to free speech, and that is their argument around that. we're trying to go around that. statement saying unfortunately, a small number of students have chosen to selfishly seek attention by deliberately continuing to promote an unofficial student group with a name and imagery that is inappropriate and racially insensitive. >> some of the students actually say they're hoping that this controversy can bring awareness to the situation and start a conversation between students and the administration. a lot more news to come this morning on "7 news today in new england."
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for the annual unity weekend in charleston. bill evans was on hand to share a policy lessons with these youngsters. nancy chen has more on the story. >> reporter: friends, fun and basketball. local boys and girls clubs from across boston coming together for the annual unity weekend at the anson youth center in charlestown to form new friendships and learn policy lessons. evans says as a former member he knows what the buys and girls clubs can do. >> growing up in south boston, it was a big part of our lives. >> evans stressing to the 80 or so teens how important it is to stay in school and be focused on their goals. >> you see, you know, kids from south boston, rocks x roxbury coming together to have one. this is about bringing kids
making boston the place it is. >> on friday they caught a celtics game together and on saturday they took the court with brand-new shoes donated. unity weekend is now in its 17th year bringing in teenagers from all around the city of boston from two days of basketball and making new friends. teens were happy to shine a spotlight on the charlestown boys and girls club. >> my club taught me life lessons to help me with studies and i usually come over to the gym when i have the chance and friends. >> on top of this, unity weekend raises money to support youth connect, a program of the boys this youth. to date unity weekend has raised more than $1 million. >> channel 7 is a big supporter of unity weekend for many years and it's an important part of what we do in the community.
the youth connect, it's really something special in boston. >> nancy chens, "7 news today in new england." >> great to see the kids have a great time. next up, trapped and in trouble. we tell you how so-called intervention saved a man trapped under a tree for hours. not only warmer weather in the forecast but more sunshine in the forecast. talk about that am coming up. someone stole a pryless find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories. america runs on dunkin'. congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress.
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and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today. america runs on dunkin'. a man trapped under a tree in serious trouble. he was there for hours. another water scarce in upstate new york. a toxic chemical found in the water supply. a fisherman makes a daring rescue. a boat on fire, and he rushes in to help out. last day of the month, thanks for sticks with us this morning. i'm chris anderson. it's unjanuary-like with our temperatures. this is a peek of the weekend forecast we've enjoyed so far, rob. >> it's very unfebruary-like into the work week. 40 degrees right now.
we have a little wind but most importantly is that wind direction out of the southwest. southwesterly winds means for a very mild day, and it will be up near 50 this afternoon. on top of that, more daylight today. today is the first day of the year where the sun is up before 7:00 a.m. in fact, we gained about 2 to 3 minutes of daylight each day during february. by the time it's over with, we have more than an hour's worth of sunlight by the end of the month. today won't be as bright as it was out there yesterday if you watch the satellite and radar fairly closely. mainly high, thin clouds kind of streaming across our skies. so the sun filters through the clouds. we have peeks of sun with the clouds. upper 40s to low 50s. keep in mind, 36 is average for this time of year. can't rule out a patch or two fog overnight tonight. it's warmer tomorrow with records in the seven-day. we'll that in a few minutes.
after police say they made a worcester apartment. we have video of what they found here. take a look. investigators found drugs, animal feces, myself, and absolute filth in this home. three children ages 3, 5 and 6 years old were living in this house at the time. this morning they are in state custody. the iowa caucuses are tomorrow and all of the candidates as expected are there trying to make the last-minute push to get all the support they can. senator rubio is making claims he's doing something write because ted cruz is attacking himself instead of donald trump. hillary clinton has chelsea clinton and gabby giffords on her behalf. also this morning a man is lucky to be alive after he was trapped underneath a tree stranded for hours with no signs of help. then a bit of devine
we have more on the story. >> reporter: you can call it devine intervention. saturday afternoon a man chopping wood had a horrible accident. no one was there to help. someone was watching out for him. >> it looks like he was cutting some wood, and the tree actually fell on him. it was a large enough tree he couldn't move. starting to get dark. i don't know how long he would have been there. >> the situation for the 74-year-old grew more dire as the clock ticked on and the temperatures started to drop. firefighters say the man had been lying on the ground for two hours calling, yelling for help when suddenly someone did hear him. >> the nuns found him after hearing the calls for help. they went out and investigated. >> sisters from mount st. mary's abby walked in the woods before prayer heard the 74-year-old's pleas and rushed to help. not able to lift the tree themselves, they called 911 and the rescuers came through the woods right to the man where he
to the hospital. firefighters say if it wasn't for these women, he may not have made it through the night. >> probably not with the injuries and the cold and the exposure. how lucky was he to have somebody like that looking over him? this morning two teenagers are in custody in connection with with a deadly shooting in everett. police say the alleged 17 17-year-old gunman shot and killed a 19-year-old man near this bridge early cher in month. the suspects will be arraigned on murder charges tomorrow. several cases of hot wheels have new hampshire police searching for a support. portsmith police say a thief is breaking into cars and stealing items but going a step further by setting cars on fire. they received nine calls on saturday alone after those cars went up in flames. investigators are hoping the public can help them track down whoever is behind the crimes. 7 news now turning to the zika virus.
birth defects in babies. brazil is ground zero for this epidemic epidemic. we show you how doctors are trying their best to contain it. >> reporter: on the front lines in the battle against the zika virus, it's a ground game. brazil mobilizing more than 200,000 troops along with health department workers in a fight against the mosquitos that spread the zika virus. >> we need to fight very hard to reduce the population of mosquitos and reduce, therefore, the number of cases of microcephaly. >> reporter: it may call microcephali, a birth defect, babies with smaller heads and often brain damage. there's no vaccine and no cure. they're going door-to-door passing out pamphlets and looking for mosquito-infested water. they're treating the water with chemicals and gathering samples. it's putting people there on edge. this man is concerned because
with the zika virus three months ago. in maternity wards doctors are also alarmed. there has been a dramatic spike in the number of of suspected microce p p microcephali cases in more than 4,000 newborns in brazil in the last four months. >> i see the image that should be a moment of joy, but now the mother fears about the new problem. they fear about the future. >> reporter: fear overshadowing joy for many new parents as the country struggling to stop the spread of the virus. "7 news today in new england." >> the centers for disease control has issued travel warnings nor anyone in the united states planning to travel to central and south america. the northeast. residents in upstate new york gathered on saturday to talk about the high levels of toxic
supply in hoosik falls. the epa found high levels in the town's water supply years ago. officials say it's linked to a plastic plant in town. now residents are scared for their safety. >> it's not the same atmosphere in this village anymore. everybody used to be happy-go lucky and now everybody is nervous and scared about what they consume. >> residents demand town leaders take action and be more transparent. the plastic plant is providing bottled water to the community. michigan. officials say the water filters given to the residents are not able to clean the highly toxic water. officials from the environmental protection agency say water at over a dozen homes in flint have lead ratings of more than 20 times the recommended limit. >> 5 parts per billion is one threshold we look at for safe drinking water. >> i want to stress this does not mean that we think there's a problem with the filter. >> 150 parts per billion is ten times that level.
retest the water this week to check for accuracy. violent crime caught on camera on a school campus. police in miami say this robbery went down right in front of slam charter's school, a school started actually by an entertainer, pit bull, the rapper. you see what happens here. this robber approaches a group of students and eventually ripped a gold chain from a 13-year-old's neck and then ripped off his bracelet as well and then makes a run for it. the guy in the white hood. you see him? investigators hope someone helps to identify the man. >> he was swift but not clever, because cameras caught the entire act from beginning to end. >> pretty brazen there. the school is investigating the incident reminding studentsing to vigilant on and off campus. police say this 13-year-old did back. dramatic scene on the seas when a fisherman pulls off a daring rescue when the boat goes up in flames in maine.
two off the burning boat after he saw their distress signal. he arrived just in the nick of time, in fact. no one was hurt, but the boat did sink soon after the coast guard arrived on the scene. still ahead this morning, a lot of news to come on "7 news today in new england." storm troopers save the day. how he helped to return the stolen r2d2 painting to the rightful owner. your seven-day forecast is coming up. warmer outside and still cold inside for the ice. bergeron is putting on quite the show during his second nhl all-star appearance.
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>> it's 9:42. temperatures look better. we enjoy it here. let's get to rob with a peek of the forecast. you moved here in september. all winters in new england are like this one. >> that's not what i hear. i remember 110 inches of snow last winter. mother nature is paying us back this february. couldn't be any different than less february to this february. started off with bitter cold temperatures last year. this february we start off with unusually warm and in some cases near record-breaking temperatures. there's a good chance of rain and strong wind.
might give us a glancing blow mainly to the cape and the islands. dry through the day today and slight chance for isolated showers on monday and by faur the best chance of rain this week coming on wednesday. 40 degrees is the current temperature in boston. 36 is the average high this time of year. 34 in after jaffray and about 5 to 10 degrees warmer than yesterday but not as bright and sunny. you notice the high, thin clouds streaming across the skies. we notice that through most of the day. filtered sunshine through the day today. that's our weather maker. big area of high pressure and clockwise winds around the highs. it's that high really pumping up that very, very mild weather for us. next weather maker is just off the edge of the screen here. that's a front that will roll through here very, very late tomorrow bringing us that ever so slight 20% to 30% chance of rain.
and up around 50 this afternoon and still warm tonight. the temperatures tonight are warmer than what you typically expect to find in the middle of the afternoon for late january and early february. can't rule out a patch or two of fog. should be a breeze late tonight to prevent that fog from becoming widespread. not expecting it to cause any problems with your monday morning commute. there comes the front. so about the time you head home from work monday afternoon, one or two of you mainly southeasten mass could notice a spotty shower tomorrow afternoon. vast majority are dry, but can't rule out that isolated shower with the front. behind the front it's cooler and clears out for tuesday. biggest weather maker is on wednesday. much stronger front due to arrive late on wednesday. national weather service calls this one amazing for february. amazing because the atmosphere is so warm and unstable we're likely to get pockets of heavy rain, one point of a rumble of thunder wasn't out of the question. now it looks like pockets of heavy rain are likely into the afternoon and evening.
entirely, so still hanging out just bearly off the coastline. maybe a few snow flurries for friday afternoon. up to about 46 this afternoon in rock port, 48 in quincy and 49 in plymouth and around 50 in the boston area. there you go. even warmer on monday. slightly cooler but above average for tuesday. best chance of rain on wednesday. >> we enjoy it while we can, rob. an art heist that is out of this world. "star wars" theme painting stolen from an ohio pizza shop was returned, but it was brought back by a worker and has them scratches their heads. a man in the storm trooper helmet brought back the r2d2 painting. he even left a note. >> it was from darth vader. he didn't take his mask off. he weren't sure what was going on.
now. they save the note as well. still ahead on "7 news today in new england" this morning, boston-based film taking home the top prize at the s.a.g. awards. patrice bergeron made his second all-star appearance. we have a recap of his performance there coming up on 7 sports. man: and it's really hard to just kind of put that all aside and sort of focus on having fun or playing, even.
been a while since the krektics held top billing. the pats busts out of the gates strong but weren't the same team down the stretch. the exact opposite seems to happen with the kremtic celtics. boston crushed the magic friday night at the garden. search players posted double figures. six games over .500 at 27 and 21 and boston hitting ten threes that friday.
in on the act friday. >> anytime anybody makes three on the team, it helps. it's one of the most contagious things probably next to the common flu. >> ufsh and touching and scoring and helping each other out. >> nhl all-star saturday. patrice bergeron making his second all-star game appearance in his 11-year career. take apart in the shoot-out and scores twice. he's 0 for 4 in shoot-outs during the regular season. the highlight of the night is in the break-away contest. you have to respect the impersonation mullet and all. the celtics visit orlando tonight at 6:00. that's it for sports. have a great day. up next on "7 news today in
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netflix is bringing back the fast-talking gilmore girls. it ran from 2000 to 2007. netflix says friday the show's front-runners lauren graham and alex bledel will returnment the streaming service did not say when the show would premiere or what the title would be. the oscars have some diversity problems, but the screen actors guild awards are a
these are the big winners and big moment. >> welcome to diverse tv, ladies and gentlemen. >> the 22nd annual s.a.g. awards was a show of strength for diversity? oel wood. queen latifah won for "bessie." >> i hope known that doesn't come in the package people say you should, keep fighting for it. >> "orange is the new black," uzo won. many people. >> it triumphed as best comedy series. >> this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity. >> idris elba won a tv award for kwt "luther" and a film award about "beasts of no nation."
of a transgender woman in "the danish girl." carol burnett recalled being told early in her career. >> all the comedy variety shows are hosted by men. comedy variety is a man's game. >> as for those looking for oscar indicators, the "the revenant" store dicaprio and brie larson took best acting awards and the award went to "spotlight." >> this is for the disenfranchised everybody. this is for every flint, mish in the world and the powerless. >> it showed hollywood's ability to reach and represent people through it's diversity. another big winner last night, "downton abbey" earning the third win for best drama series. you need to see "spotlight" get another award.
in new england," there is a clothing controversy down in connecticut. take a look at this t-shirt. this is what is sparking trouble at the connecticut high school. we tell you what the problem is. plus, dramatic rescue in this community. some call it the work of a higher power. and police say they found rats, animals pieces and absolute filth inside of this home. they also made another disturbing discovery.
>> two women under arrest after this found in filthy worcester home with drugs inside. the caucus countdown continues. mayhem at a motorcycle expo in denver. one person is dead following a shoot-out in colorado. cops are looking for the thief breaking into cars and then setting them on fire. 10:00 on this sunday, last day of january. your day. i'm chris anderson. we have a plenty of news to get to. we have a check with our meteorologist because this could be a lunch on the patio type of sunday. >> not bad idea. 50 degrees later on this afternoon. countrily sitting at 42, so it's already now at 10:00 as warm as it was yesterday afternoon. we'll finish out about 5 to 10
yesterday afternoon. not only that, you got a couple of extra minutes of daylight. sunrise before 7:00, first time this year it happened. we began 2 to 3 minutes of daylight a day. by the time the month is over we're an hour and 13 minutes more daytime than what we have out there right now. despite the fact we have a custom of extra minutes of daylight, it won't be as bright as yesterday afternoon. satellite and radar showing mainly high, thin clouds streaming across the area. we call it peeks of sunshine mixed with high, thin clouds. a bit on the breezy side, but it's that southwesterly wind that will make it warm. upper 40s to low 50s and about 10 to 15 degrees above average. still warmer tonight than we expect to the find in the middle of the afternoon. can't rule out patchy fog and if you like the warm weather and like the seven-day forecast, i'll have that in a few minutes. >> three children are in state custody found living in filth
look at this video. rats, animal waste and trash discovered strewn across the floor of this worcester apartment. that family is now speaking out about what they say happened inside of that home. john has the details. >> they took them. >> a grandmother in tears. her grandchildren taken away after her daughter, 24-year-old sheila montalvo, was arrested on friday. they found the children in deplorable conditions when they executed a search warrant at this king street apartment. >> the house wasn't that dirty. they took -- they took everything and they threw it everywhere and trashed all the kids clothes and everything. >> she and another woman were under police surveillance, and the vice squad searched the property and found three children ages 3, 5 and 6 living with floors covered in animal feeses including in nir bedroom. they say the apartment was infested with myself. officers reported hearing myself
>> we used to live together. she's a sweetheart. she's a sweat heart. she always was there for her kids. >> they also found pills, other drugs and cash. because of the conditions the children were placed in dcf custody. they were both arrested. >> she called me when she got arrested, so i came over here to see what was going on with the kids and whatnot. >> reporter: the focus now, cleans? >> we've been picking up. >> in hopes of getting the children back. >> i'm going to take good care of them and that god blesses them wherever they are. "7 news today in new england." brockton. that hope up in flames. firefighters had to work late into the night yesterday to put the fire out. sky. crews were called to the scene before 9:00 last night. no one was inside, and in fact a fire officials tells us that building was vacant for years.
temporarily displaced. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. we are now just a day away from the iowa caucuses, and over the weekend candidates are making that find push before voters finally head to the polls. both sides obviously trying to gain support along the campaign trail. dan housley is in iowa and had a chance to talk to some candidates about what it will take to secure a win. >> take care always. 24/4. >> definitely. >> reporter: for a final sprint through iowa letting children run through his private jet. trumps needs a lot of parents to come out to caucus for him to win. >> a poll came yesterday and i'm leading only by five points. i'm not used to that. . >> his children are pushing him him. >> it's a secret ballot. write down trump and you're done. >> campaigning on another level, mike huckabee has an advantage over the front runners. >> if they don't end up winning,
just more air than there was juice. >> hillary clinton's daughter chelsea is by her side, but so is former congresswoman and shooting victim gabby giffords. lobby. that's why i'm voting for hillary. >> reporter: nor bernie sanders night. to win. >> we will win the kaublg caucus on monday night if there is a large voter turnout. we will lose the caucus on monday night if there is a low voter turnout. >> reporter: marco rubio also campaigning into the night. he complains the late ad blitz from ted cruz suggests cruz is worried about the florida senator overtaking him. >> it's unreal. at the end of the campaign if somebody feels desperate or whatever, you see these things happen. >> cruz suggests nothing would surprise him now. >> it has been a crazy year. it's been an entertaining year.
>> reporter: continuing with the strange happenings, actor richard dreyfus was in the front row at the cruz event, no indication of his political leanings, dan housley, "7 news today in new england." >> dan housley will be in iowa through tomorrow's caucuses. you can catch his live reports right here on 7 news. also this morning, police are searching for a suspect after a woman was robbed at knife point. it happened in framingham. police say two men threatened this woman with a knife and demanded money at this parking lot on friday morning. the suspects took the cash and took off. police in the area say people are on edge. >> you have to take care always, 24/7. >> definitely. if you hear something like this happening here it's scary. >> anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact police. peabody police arrested two suspects for allegedly robbing a
detectives say the two juvenile suspects approached this young man on saturday afternoon at the welch school. they threatened him with a bb gun and took his cell phones. the two suspects face a judge tomorrow. several cases of hot wheels have new hampshire police searching for a suspect. portsmith police say some thieves have been breaking into cars there and stealing items and setting the cars on fire. investigators are hoping the public can help track down whoever is behind the crimes. also on 7, terrifying incident for an elderly man. he gets trapped underneath a tree, left lying on the cold ground for hours. now, that was until a group of nuns walked by him and were able to get him the help he desperately needed. 7's kelly ohara has more on the story. >> you can call it devine intervention, saturday afternoon
no one was there to help. someone was watching out for him. >> he was cutting some wood, and the tree had actually fell on him. it was a large enough tree that he couldn't move. starting to get dark. i don't know how long he would have been there. >> the situation for the 74-year-old grew more dire as the clock ticked on and the temperatures started to drop. firefighters say the man had been lying on the graund for two hours calling, yelling for help when suddenly someone did hear him. >> the nuns found him after hearing the calls for help. they went out and investigated. >> sisters from mount st. mary's abby walking in the woods before prayer heard the 74-year-old's pleas and rushed to help. not able to lift the tree themselves, they called 911 and led rescuers to the man where he was freed and flown to the hospital. firefighters say if it wasn't for these women, he may not have made it through the night. >> probably not with the
how lucky was he to have him? >> kelly o'hara, 7 nuz in new england". the death toll in a trip pem bombing near syria's cap hall rose to at least 45. officials say this deadly explosion was carried out by isis supporters. they say attackers detonated a car bomb at a bus station followed by two blasts set off by suicide bombers. more news today. at least one person is dead and several others injured after a shoot-out in colorado. police say gunfire erupted outside of the denver coliseum on saturday. it was during a motorcycle expo there. six people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. >> we took seven patients. we have three criticals, three unfortunately did not survive. >> no arresting have been made yet in the case. investigators believe there could be more than one shooter.
fugitives are back behind bars. they were discovered in san francisco in a parking lot there after a woman spotted their stolen van. officials say they and a third man broke out of a maximum security jail more than a week ago. that third prison turned himself in to police on friday. still ahead on "7 news today in new england" this morning more trouble in the water worries that are happening in flint, michigan. we'll tell you what the epa now says about the dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water. no worries weather-wise unless you worry about breaking some records. we'll show you how warm it will get in the seven-day forecast coming up. big honor here for a local made movie. "spotlight" snags a huge honor at the s.a.g. awards.
"spotlight" took home the top honor last night. the film won outstanding cast in a motion picture. the movie tells the true story of the "boston globe's" award-winning investigation of pedophile priests in the catholic church. big win. weather has been in the spotlight. last year it was for all the wrong reasons dealing with the snow and heart-breaking weather conditions. rob, what a difference a year makes for us. >> can i take credit for that? >> thank you. i appreciate that.
>> last february we're talking bitter cold temperatures, and we had a ton of snow on february 2nd, groundhog day. this february we're talking closer to record-breaking heat. average high in case you're curious on the 1st of february is 37. temperatures generally warm up through this month, so you get to the end of the month and 41 is average. we're closer to record-breaking numbers. record for tomorrow is in the 60s in boston sxo worcester, but that's out of reach. wednesday 59 is the current record in boston. we'll be within a couple of degrees. 42 currently in p-town and already at 50 at the vineyard and 42 in boston. either way, temperatures well above average for this time of year. look at the numbers. you can see the warm air kind of surging up from the south. 54 in cincinnati, 42 in memphis. see that warm air just getting into the mid-atlantic states. big reason for that is a big area of high pressure out in the atlantic. winds spin clockwise around
on the back edge of the high pressure you get the southwesterly wind. it's that high pumping in the very mild weather, and it will do so today and tomorrow. behind that, though, there is a cold front. that front gets here late in the day tomorrow, and that will give us a teeny, tiny slight chance of a couple of spotty showers. for now we remain on the mild side of the front and mild weather for today. today won't be as bright and sunny as it was yesterday. the sun is filtered, and through the overnight hours might see a patch or two of fog if winds get light enough. the winds are enough to kind of prevent widespread fog, but can't rule out a pash or two. here's that front late in the day tomorrow right after everyone is headed home. can't rut out a isolated shower. clears out for tuesday and it's slightly cooler for tuesday. the big story is a stronger front on wednesday. in fact, could be some heavier showers mixed in here. the blue indicates the possibility of heavier rain, so
afternoon. colder. over? no, no. it will feel more like winter by the time we get to next weekend. there's your 7 on 7 forecast. 50 this afternoon, and 57 tomorrow afternoon with, again, maybe an isolated shower in the afternoon and evening hours. a little cooler for groundhog day on tuesday. still think the groundhog will see his shadow. rain likely on wednesday and feeling winter-like by next weekend. caught on camera. a fisherman pulling off a daring rescue when a boat goes up in flames in maine. it was intense. wait until you see the fire on board the boat. we have video. there it is. officials say the man pulled two people off of that burning boat. they were trapped. they sent out a distress signal that this fisherman fortunately saw. he arrived just in the nick of time. nobody was hurt. the boat did sink shortly after the coast guard arrived on the scene. brave, brave man. new in morning, a missing virginia teenager found dead. heart-breaking details here this
authorities authorities found the body of nicole lovell off of highway 89 in virginia. she was missing since tuesday. police are investigating the death. 18-year-old devin eisenhower currently faces abduction and murder charges. bizarre death investigated in florida as well. police say the body of a 59-year-old woman was found friday inside a hotel room along with two monkeys. they were both alive and caged when police arrived. officials say there are no obvious signs of trauma on the woman's body. authorities are questioning an incoherent man also found inside that room. more trouble for those suffering from the water crisis in flint, michigan. officials say the water filters given out to residents in flint simply aren't able to clean the water highly toxic. epa officials say water at more than a dozen homes in flint have lead readings of more than 20 times the recommended limit. >> 5 parts per billion is one
>> i want to stress this does not mean that we think there's a problem with the filter. >> 150 parts per billion is ten times higher. >> officials will retest the water to check for accuracy. it's now 10:17 this sunday morning. still ahead on "7 news today in new england," there is a t-shirt logo, and it's at the center of a heated debate in connecticut. we will tell you why some students are upset about it. this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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now, the latest on a clothing controversy. school officials in a connecticut town are outraged over this t-shirt that some are causing the offensive. they refer the former native-american mascot. some say the shirt crosses the line. >> reporter: this t-shirt is the center of controversy at hall high school in west hartford, connecticut. on it the school's old logo of a naifsh may have been american along with "the rez." >> a lot of people disagree with the name and find it very offensive and racist and continuously have gone to them and said, this is offensive. we want it changed. some people aren't comfortable going to games and being with them rooting for the school because of it. >> reporter: last year the high school changed it's native-american mascot logo and now some students say this t-shirt with the old logo shouldn't be worn. >> they do wear these shirts to
their right to free speech, and that is their argument around that. we're trying to get around that. >> school officials released a statement saying, unfortunately, a small number of students have chosen to selfishly seek attention by deliberately continuing to promote an unofficial student group with a name and imagery that is inappropriate and racially insensitive. >> some of the students involved here say that they're hoping this controversy can actually bring awareness to this situation. coming up next on "7 news today in new england," presidential candidates making that final push in iowa. chuck todd joins us with what's next up on "meet the press." warm weather is on the horizon.
politics this morning and the final push in iowa. nbc's chubbinged to joins us with a preview of "meet the press." chuck, good morning. >> good morning. the iowa caucuses and the candidates have had their a and now it's time for iowa voters to have theirs. can donald trump win here and put the republican race away early? can ted cruz beat trump and turn
can marco rubio sneak up and finish second and become the big challenger to trump? ted cruz, marco rubio and rand paul are here live with me in iowa. what will the latest e-mail story do to hillary's chances? can bernie sanders win here? he joins me this morning. all of that coming up on a special edition of "meet the press" from iowa. we want to get one final check of our weather forecast with rob. >> chris, look at this. if you're not watching your tv right now, look and turn. this is from eileen on twitter. follow her if you want great weather pictures. we have a kite surfer out there. we have wind gusts of 20 to 25 this afternoon. 50 today and 50 tomorrow. bess chance of rain on wednesday. chris. >> thanks so much for making us a part of your sunday morning. that's all the time we have. i'm chris anderson.
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