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>> christa:nd a three-year-old rushed to the hospital in roxbury. officials now investigating the house where this little child was found. >> sarah: and cars broken into and then set on fire. the strange rash of crimes hitting one new hampshire town that has residents baffled. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. happy monday. welcome to february. >> sarah: can you believe it? >> christa: rabbit, rabbit. we have to be nice. >> sarah: oh, yeah. >> christa: how long has it been since you heard that? probably grade school, right, chris? >> chris: we'll start saying groundhog, groundhog tomorrow. we see rants and bunnies hopping all over the tv screen all the time at home. 45 degrees in boston right now. 48 in plymouth. 45 down in hyannis. it's a mild start to the day. and we are waiting to see if the ground hog says six more weeks of winter. i don't think we've had six weeks of winter across much of new england.
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winter with incredible warmth through december. showers off to the west of us. i think a lot of that will start the dry up as it enters new england. can't rule out a couple sprinkles this afternoon. a couple showers through far southeastern mass. overall more dry time than anything else. another mild day, temperatures well into the 50s. seven-day forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> chris: >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everybody. happy monday to you. let's head outside. here's a lock at the zakim bridge and leverett connector. no major issues on the roads this morning. 93 southbound, route 1, all green inch delays there. from the braintree split into boston expressway northbound, just ten minutes. south of town, route 3, 24, 95, all looking good so far this morning. the pike out to framingham eastbound, all green. a little bit of slowing as you approach boston. no major delays yet, though. 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 "t" this
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back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, track some breaking news first up this morning. police in boston are investigating two pedestrian accidents that happened overnight. >> sarah: the scenes are just a few miles apart. 7's jennifer eagen live this morning in dorchester with what we know. >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. boston police have one side of columbia roadblocked off right now. a person was hit here around 2:00 this morning. boston e.m.s. confirms they took one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. it appears clothes belonging to the victim are still in the street. right now there is also a car waiting to be towed away from the scene. boston police are not releasing many more details here. they're also investigating here and in chinatown at the corner of harrison and neyland street. police have that intersection blocked off while they are collecting evidence from a pedestrian accident there. boston e.m.s. tells us a person was taken to the hospital from that scene with non-life-threatening injuries. state police are helping out in
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but a much more serious accident here in dorchester along columbia road. again, a pedestrian taken to the hospital with serious injuries. boston police are investigating. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. 5:03. developing right now, investigators on scene overnight at a home in roxbury after a three-year-old was rushed to the hospital right now in critical condition. let's head out to the house this morning. here's 7's victoria warren. vicki, what do we know so far about what happened here? >> victoria: well, christa, together. police releasing very little information other than this three-year-old was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. and police are focusing their attention on this roxbury home here behind me. police were called here last night for a child not breathing. emergency crews got here and reached the toddler to boston medical center around 10:00. police plan a search warrant on the home and homicide detectives
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boston police, though, assure us that that is common in an circumstances. so live out here, quiet at this hour, but again, police do plan that search warrant on the home. police not giving any other details, not expanding on what the unusual circumstances are other than the fact that a three-year-old child was found not breathing inside of this home. that three-year-old child center. we don't have any update on how that child is doing this morning. live this morning in roxbury, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: call it game day out in iowa as the caucuses are set to get under way. candidates making this final push other the weekend trying to pick up supporters along the way. so all eyes will be on the hawkeye state. >> sarah: and tonight we'll get our first look at which candidates are the clear front-runners here. 7's kris anderson in our control room. kris, today is make-or-break for some of these candidates. >> kris: the last-second push. the final polls say that donald
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be the big winners in iowa, but there's still a lot up for grabs for the other candidates. now all of these candidates are getting ready the turn it over to the voters. it's iowa caucus day and the races on both sides are so tight that ninther front-runner can feel completely comfortable. on the republican side, donald trump holds a single-digit lead over ted cruz. today trump will bring sarah palin back on the campaign trail for one last iowa rally. and ted cruz had a a couple of bus stops on his schedule before gathering his supporters to watch the results come in. >> iowa, it's great to be here. he will be unbelievable. >> reporter: on sunday trump made family and faith a big part of hits final pitch, attending mass with his wife while also getting an endorsement from evangelical leader jerry falwell, jr. pgh. >> i really want the win. maybe it won't work that way, but if we do, we're going to run the table and we're going the make this country so great you're going to have victories all over the plates.
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if we stand together, we will win. >> kris: senator ted cruz is hoping conservative republicans line up behind him, and he spent the weekend attacking marco rubio. >> it was marco rubio that was a member of a gang of eight. >> kris: rubio calling the last-minute ads the act of a desperate candidate. >> we're coming back in august and september and october was we're going to win iowa in the general election and we're going to turn this country around. thank you and god bless you. thank you. >> kris: hillary clinton is clinging to a three-point lead in iowa and was joined by husband bill and daughter chelsea in a sunday night rally. meanwhile bernie sanders is hoping to pull off an upset win. >> it sounds like you want to make a political revolution. >> let's start a storm of movement toward the future that we want to make together. >> kris: a whole lot happening in iowa. voters will begin caucusing 7:00
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with a new app, they're hoping to have results out quickly, but if the races are close, we may have the wait to see who coming out on top. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: stay with 7news on air and online for coverage of the caucuses. look for dan hausle's live reports throughout the day today. also all this week on "today in new england," we'll have the results of our exclusive 7news umass lowell tracking poll ahead of the new hampshire primary. andy hiller will have first one coming up at 6:45 a.m. >> christa: happening today, two women in worcester accused of living in just filthy conditions with three young children. they will be called the court. both women were arrested friday after police say they found the children living among feces, trash and mice. police also say they discovered apartment. the children are now in state custody. and police up in townsend are searching for the suspects we vandalism.
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several cases of vandals throwing objects at cars, whether they're parked or moving. in one case they've even damaged a car by throwing a small engine part. police say they're concerned that someone could eventually get hurt. >> sarah: a new report out this morning finds new look moat itself -- locomotives are to blame for nearly one-third of delays on the commuter rail. mechanical issues, operator mistakes and other problems have led to delays with nearly every new locomotive put into service. the new engines were put enter service over the past two years. the mbta says they're still far more reliable than the older ones and they also say december was the best month for on-time service on the commuter rail for 2015. fast forward the wednesday when the long-time girlfriend of james "whitey" bulger, catherine greig, is expected to plead guilty to a federal contempt charge after refusing to testify as to whether other people
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years on the run. she previously plead not guilty. greig is already serving eight years in prison. >> christa: and police and firefighters in portsmouth, new hampshire, are looking for the person or people who may have been stealing items from cars before setting them on fire. officers say nine vehicles were vandalized saturday morning, six of them then set on fire. residents say they can't understand the motive behind things like this. >> there's no reason for that. other than malicious. they don't benefit from any of that. >> christa: police say it appears only cars that were left unlocked have been targeted. >> sarah: there's much more news ahead on "today in new england," including winter weather hitting southern california. that storm leaving damage behind and heaving a mess on the roads. >> christa: we also have the latest out of virginia after two college students are arrested when a teenage girl's body is discovered. >> sarah: and a robbery caught on camera, the homemade weapon the clerk used to try and fight
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>> chris: easy winter weather to deal with this morning. starting off in the mid-40s. another day well into the 50s if not close to 60 degrees. how long the mild wealth will last and when we'll see some rain ahead. >> danielle: and an easy commute for your monday. here's a will be at the expressway. it's ten minutes from braintree into boston. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far so, what moves me? it's the journey. it's making choices for a healthier me, a healthier us. i'm on my path and i love it. the path to a healthier you starts with nature's path pumpkin flax granola. crunchy clusters of delicious organic oats, flax and pumpkin seeds, with all the goodness to nourish you and your family.
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last winter we were locked in the snow and cold beginning in january and through february. today a high temperature of 58 in boston. 40s and 50s through next several days. compare that to last year when we were stuck down in the 20s and 30s. not only did we have cold air in place, we were doing plenty of shoveling and snow blowing this time last year. february 2 ngsd we picked up 16 inches of snow and yet another big snowstorm that we had. 45 in boston. 48 in plymouth. these numbers a long ways away from supporting any snow in southern new england. the winds out of the southwest this morning about 10 to 16mph. that breeze turning more to the northwest behind this front later on today. but it's starved of moisture, so there are a couple scattered showers back across up state new york and pennsylvania. as it slides through southern new england, i think a lot of that fades away. we may catch a late afternoon sprinkle across the area and perhaps a couple showers down through far southern mass, but i don't expect a lot of moisture with this storm. there will be more moisture with the storm across the rockies. right now denver 31 this afternoon. snow breaking out across that area.
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portions of the plains over next coming days here and severe weather down across the southeast. now that system will work into new england. that will provide us with rain this go around. so it's mild today, cooler air starts working in behind the front tomorrow. but it's still above seasonal levels. we're talking about temperatures in the 40s for high temperatures tomorrow. so, yes, it's not the upper 50s, but it's not the 30s either. so we have one cooler day tomorrow, and then on wednesday, we punch through again into the mild sector of the storm system. so we also have quite a bit of rain wednesday afternoon into wednesday evening and a gusty wind coming in out of the south. forecast as we go through the next couple days calling for an isolated shower or two mainly across southern mass, southeastern mass this afternoon. dry tomorrow, then the highest rain chance wednesday afternoon into very early on thursday morning. temperatures 20 to 25 degrees above averages. mostly cloudy skies this evening. clearing overnight.
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particularly cold for this time of year, but we're back in the upper 20s to lower 30s by day break tomorrow. tomorrow groundhog day. six more weeks of winter? we have punxsutawney phil in pennsylvania and miss g in massachusetts. we have to see what they'll say, but we haven't had much winter, so we can take six more weeks of this winter. gusty wind and rain on wednesday. the rest of the week looking dry and more seasonable toward the end of the week. >> christa: let's go out to california where a cold winter storm passes through the southern portion of the state and sadly one person died after a large oak tree fell across the street, crushing four cars. this was in san diego. three of those cars were parked at the time. one was driving by. also in l.a., more trees fell over cars on to cars and homes and forecasters say there could be flooding and mud flows, as well. a large crash stopping traffic for hours creating a winter mess on a highway near the
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officials say 25 vehicles, four semitrucks were involved in this pile-up. they don't believe anyone died from that crash. officers believe the snowy conditions played a factor, though. ism following more news today, two college students under arrest in connection with a murder in virginia. 7's kris anderson is here now with details on. this. >> kris: heartbreaking story here, sarah. this morning there are so many questions that continue to swirl around what the motive may have been in this case. two virginia tech students are being held without bail in connection with 13-year-old nicole nicole madison lovell's murder. natalie keepers is being charged with improper dispoisal of the body and accessory after the fact. lovell's body was found 100 miles from her home on saturday two days after she disappeared. she was a liver transplant recipient who required daily medication. police say eisenhauer and the teen knew each other before she disappeared. >> the focus of this investigation is to now
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leading up to nicole's tragic death. >> kris: police spent sunday searching a pond on virginia tech's blacksburg campus. this weekend the victim's father posted on facebook, "i'm so in shock. i know nothing more to say. i am broken." both suspects by the way today. anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: now to a firefight that was caught on camera. check out this video from a supermarket robbery in australia. the store owner tries to fight off a pair of robbers using a flame thrower made from bug spray and a cigarette lighter. he blasts them with his homemade device and then manages to stop them at first. eventually he was forced to run away and the men ransacked the store. also deep-water danger for a dog in iowa. a passer-by sees a woman just in a panic near a river. her dog was stuck in the water and it couldn't swim. so luckily man stopped by to help out. the two managed to reach the dog
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and the dog appeared to be okay. so happy ending there. right? up next in 7sports, the celtics taking on the magic, and it was all about the three-ball, but did they sink the shots or come up empty? highlights from orlando up next. >> christa: also cam newton turning some heads with his skills on the feed and his choice of clothing. the fashion statement.el a cold sore coming on? only abreva can heal it in as nd a half days when used at the first sign. tes deep and starts to work immediately ck the virus and protect healthy cells.. t tough it out, k it out, fast.
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>> chris: 5:22 on this monday morning. good morning, everyone. a mild start. temperatures well into the 40s already on this monday morning. 48 in plymouth. 45 in boston. we have partial sunshine through the day. a couple light showers off to the west of us. there may be an isolated shower down through southeastern mass later this afternoon. the rest of us may squeeze out a sprinkle, but overall the showers and raindrops few and far between. overall a little cooler air back into the midwest that.
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but kiddos heading to school, light jacket. you don't need the scarf or the hat or the mittens this afternoon. temperatures back into the 50s. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the celtics took a franchise record 46 three-pointers last night in orlando. they made 16. that's not a winning recipe. the celtics' five-game winning streak is over, and so too is orlando's eight-game losing streak. marcus smart had the hot hand coming in. he hits the runner off the glass here, tying a career high with 26 points. the magic more efficient from long range, 10-24 from deep. 4 of them from evan fournier who puts orlando up for good in the fourth quarter. he had a team-high 24. aaron gordon, how is this for timing? goes up, gets it and throws it right back down. the big fella with the throwdown off the rebound. celtics lose 119-114, snapping their five-game winning streak. pa treats bergeron, the bruins'
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all-star game last night in national veterans homeless nashville. surprisingly john scott steals the show. the enforcer was voted in by the fans only to be traded to arizona to the eastern conference and then demoted to monotrawm's ahl team. well, he earns the m.v.p., scoring two goals, this from a guy who scored a total of five goals in his entire eight-year nhl career. in the 64th annual bean pot this afternoon. it is harvard and b.c. facing off in the early game, b.u. and n.u. in the nightcap. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: well, it was the fan rally that pats' nation had hoped we would be holding this weekend, but nonetheless broncos' fans were the ones gathering to show their support for the team before players and coaches flew out to california. the rally was held at the denver civic center yesterday. super bowl 50, of course, coming up this sunday. >> christa: panthers q.b. cam newton made quite a fashion
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he wore, take a look at this, yellow zebra print pants in northern california yesterday. the pants are made by versace. according to the charlotte observer, the pants cost more than $800, but they are currently sold out. he wears them well. >> christa: yes, is that spandex we're looking at? >> sarah: it looks like it. >> christa: they're kind of unique. i like that. why look like everybody else? all right. 5:25. coming your way next, the man with local connections getting a big pay out from google. how much the search engine paid out when he got ahold of their domain name. >> reporter: and we're live in weymouth. the fire department investigating one of its own
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ism a firefighter coming under fire after a facebook post criticizing a drug used to help those who have overdosed. >> christa: also we're hearing from convicted killer aaron hernandez. the former pats' star praising former teammates and bashing robert kraft in a letter from behind bars. >> sarah: and we now know just how much google paid a local man who owned their domain name for a minute last year. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: best minute of my life. >> sarah: i wish i was that smart to figure out stuff like, that but i'm not. >> christa: you know what? we all love each other on the morning show because we all get up early, even if we're not brilliant surgeons. >> sarah: it's the technology, chris, but you're a good tech guy, though. i have to say. >> chris: you don't have to be a smart person to walk out the door today and say, hey, it's nice and mild. one minute of work. i want to know how much he made off of that.
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48 in plymouth. 49 down in new bedford. quiet times ahead of us here throughout much of the day. there's a from the to the west. as that crosses that cold front, there may be a passing sprinkle or even a couple showers down through southeastern mass. the bulk of day will be dry. look at these numbers from the mid-40s this morning up into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. pretty much matching the temperatures that we did have yesterday. so it's mild again today. it's quiet tomorrow. a little cooler outside. temperatures only in the 40s on tuesday. rain and wind arriving on wednesday. no snow in the forecast. but it duds turn more seasonable late in the week. >> sarah: i was i just saying i was not a tech person. i wasn't putting myself that down that much, danielle. >> christa: oh, man. >> danielle: you're good, sarah. here's a look at the expressway. no major delays yet. let's go to the maps, though, because we do have some police activity that's causing some stopped traffic. this is on columbia road westbound.
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accident. this is in wrenle -- wrentham on 495 southbound. that incident there. the pike from framingham eastbound headed enter boston, no major delays. north of town, 93. southbound from lawrence over 128 into boston, looking good so 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" this morning, so far it's on time. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. breaking news this morning, boston police are investigating two pedestrian accidents that happened just miles apart overnight. a person was hit by an s.u.v. on columbia road in dorchester early this morning. boston e.m.s. says the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. someone was also hit in china town. that person is expected to be okay. our other top stories now, a three-year-old is listed in critical condition after
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stopped breathing while in a home in roxbury late last night. the child is being treated at boston medical center. homicide detectives were at the scene but police say that's come mob for an investigation with unusual circumstances. tonight the first americans decide who they think should be the next president of the united states. we are just hours away from the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton and donald trump have slim leads in the latest "des moines register" poll. voting starts at 7:00 local time. >> christa: also on 7, a weymouth firefighter coming under fire, this after a post on his personal facebook page criticizing the use of a life life-saving drug that's often used on people who have overdosed. let's head out live to weymouth with 7's nicole oliverio. nicole, it sounds like town leaders looking into what he had to say, too. >> nicole: christa, the mayor
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of the post. several people in town were upset after seeing the post. according to the mayor, he says one of the members of the weymouth fire department posted on his personal facebook page a message criticizing the life-saving drug narcan. narcan is used to help resuscitate people who have overdosed on heroin. now, that facebook post has since been removed, but a lot of people captured that screen image and in part of that message, it said, "i for one get no extra money for giving narcan, and these losers are out of the hospital and using again in hours. you use, you should lose." the fire department says they are investigating and they're still trying to make sure that the facebook post was, in fact, authentic. that's the latest live in weymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, killer aaron hernandez speaking out from behind bars. in a recent letter, he praises
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the team's owner. 7's kris anderson joins us in same. >> kris: sarah, tmz posted this three-page letter online early this morning dated december 10th and sent to a woman who aaron hernandez had exchanged letters with before in the past. hernandez began his note by insulting the woman after she apparently criticized him in her last letter. the former patriots' tight end even suggests ways she can kill herself. before finishing, though, he made sure to give his thoughts about his former team and his disdain for owner bob kraft. hearn does doesn't hold back when writing about the patriots' owner. he wrote, "fake blank, non-loyal kraft who told me he loved me every time he seen me but obviously shows his word about it expletive." while hernandez is no long ear fan of bob kraft, he still apparently roots for the patriots. he wrote, "i have a tv in my cell, and, yes, i still root for my squad and still love all the ones i loved.
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brady and whom i love to death and always will and only hope for the best for them." jewels, meaning julian edelman, branch, meaning deeon branch, and the best tight end ever to walk on the football field, gronk. hernandez added love for other former teammates, as well, but notes many of them have probably turned against him. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, kris. also on 7, investigators say the death of a student at umass lowell does in the appear to be suspicious. the student's body was discovered inside aability room on campus sunday morning. officials are looking into exactly what happened. at the same time, school officials released a statement saying, "we are depply saddened by this tragedy and offer our condolences to the student's family and loved ones." >> sarah: the mattapan massacre case could soon be argued in front of the state's highest court. doctors for dwayne moore want to question jurors who they think might have been swayed by outside influences when they reached their verdict.
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happened right when jurors were deliberating, and it was close to the holiday,ing which lawyers think may have put pressure on jurors to come up with a decision more quickly. moore was sentenced to life in prison for murdering four people. >> christa: also a new hampshire man facing charges after police say he was driving dangerously fast. andrew thumb was arrested for reckless driving after police say they clocked him going over 100mph on 93. he will be in court next month to face a judge. >> sarah: you may remember the man who was the proud owner of google for a single minute. but now we're hearing google actually paid him $12,000 to fix the mistake. babson student says he bought the web giant for just $12 after a glitch in the system, but after his transaction was canceled, they offered to pay the hefty amount for his troubles. they actually doubled that amount of money after he said he wanted to donate it to charity.
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gives back to the community. >> christa: wonderful. i thought for sure he would put that toward tuition, knowing what it is these days. good for him. all right. coming up on 5:37. just ahead a local star with a special date for the sag awards. who this orange is the new black actress brought to the big show and what it has to do with her high school prom. >> sarah: plus plumbers in flint michigan lending a helping hand as the city's water crisis continues. >> christa: also those fears over a mosquito-borne virus growing ahead of the olympics in brazil. >> chris: temps in the mid to upper 50s yesterday afternoon. it's a mild monday start here. mid-40s, going back into the 50s. no snow in the seven-day forecast, but we have chance of rain coming up. >> danielle: and we're slow here at the braintree split from 128 southbound getting on to the expressway northbound. also on 495 southbound, we have an accident in wrentham blocking the right lane. if you're taking the "t" this
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to close to 60 this afternoon. there is a front to the west of us. very limited moisture. it. maybe a passing sprinkle over the day. a couple isolated showers down over southeastern mass but overall mainly a dry day. temperatures this morning into the 40s will be replaced with temperatures into the 50s, mid to upper 50s this afternoon. so it is a mild one. and overall the pattern favors more mild conditions over next several days. best chance of rain and wind on wednesday. more on that seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: trending today, once a wheezery, always a weasley. hogwarts alum gathered for fan event at universal studios in orlando. wright shared this picture of a miniweasley family reyawnon with her on-screen brother. she captioned the photo "family
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redhead emoji." >> christa: actress adieu ba picture of her date for the night. by the way, she went with this guy to the prom back in high school. i love the retro look. >> sarah: yeah. >> christa: and i love how he's just kind of peeking out, oh, yeah, i'm here too with this star. >> sarah: i wonder if they stayed in touch or he got a random phone call, i think it would be fun if you came with me to the sag awards. >> christa: quite a story behind that one. >> sarah: we have a lot to get to. everything you need to know and go is coming up next, today is the big day in iowa. caucuses set to get under way in just a few hours as the candidates make last-minute push for support. >> christa: plus supporters stopping by to pay their respects after a protester is shot and killed by police. >> sarah: and we're staying on top of breaking news this morning, two pedestrians struck in boston overnight.
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sun rising before 7:00 right now. at this point forward, we're pre-7:00 with the sunrise. by march 20th the sunset at 6:57, close to 7:00. of course, we spring forward by that point in the year anyway. all right. norwood 59 degrees yesterday. at. beverly at 58. boston at 57. so it's a very mild day yesterday. and temperatures this afternoon yesterday afternoon. that means back into the mid to upper 50s. starting off this morning into the 40s. 45 in boston. 48 in plymouth. and the winds out of the south-southwest. this will change direction, becoming more out of the northwest as we go through the day as the front starts to cross the area, but with that front, the moisture is very limited, so despite a cold front coming on through, i don't expect a whole lot of rain with it, just a couple sprinkles or light showers out there and the better chance of getting in some of these showers. most of the moisture will be down close to the south coast of new england. so we have that front that will cross through later today. cooler weather tomorrow, but not
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of year. we're just back down into the mid-40s for highs with quite a bit of sunshine on tuesday afternoon. wednesday, mild again. temperatures into the 50s. this time with a gusty wind developing. and, yes, at times we'll get a soaking rain in here wednesday afternoon into wednesday evening. that front slowly pushing off shore. by the time we get into the end of the week and next weekend, there is some colder air working in. i won't say the core of the cold will set up over new england, looks more back to the midwest and into the northern plains, but we'll get back to seasonal levels by the time we end the week and get into next weekend. 54 to 60 this afternoon. another mild day. partial sunshine. 7 on 7 forecast, taking you through the week, wednesday afternoon, wednesday night, the best chance of widespread rain and gusty wind. otherwise seasonable toward the end of the week. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. happy monday to you. let's head outside. slow drive northbound. as you can see, let's go to the maps. we have police activity, and that's causing some delays.
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you exactly where that is. that's right here, columbia road westbound. that's at boston street in mass ave knew. that's causing some stopped traffic there. south of town, two incidents to tell you about, this one is in wrentham, this is an accident on 495 southbound at route 1a. and that's blocking the right lane, and then another accident, this is bridgewater, route 24 northbound at 495 there. the pike back out to framingham, no major delays to tell you about this morning, and then into boston, it's a pretty good drive. heading southbound, 93 southbound, starting to slow down in lawrence, and then you're slow and go into boston. not seeing any red yet, though, so that's a good sign. route 1 looking good this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 13 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. >> christa: breaking news. boston police are investigating
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happened just miles apart overnight. a person was hit on columbia road in dorchester early this morning, and boston e.m.s. says the victim suffered rife threatening injuries. we're staying on top of that story. police say a pedestrian was also hit in chinatown at the corner of harrison and kneeland streets. boston e.m.s. saying a person was taken from that scene with non-life-threatening injuries. mr.ers are not saying whether they believe the two accidents are connected. >> sarah: we're just hours away from the first votes being cast in the 2016 election. iowa kicking off the nine-month sprint to the presidential >> christa: and the front-runners are hoping that a win today will really give them a boost in the weeks and months to come. of course, heading into new hampshire, here's 7's kris kris? >> kris: a lot happening. races. the races on both sides are so tight that neither front-runner can feel completely comfortable heading into iowa. on the republican side, the latest "des moines register"
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reeding ted cruz, but only 28% to 23%. today trump will bring back sarah palin on the campaign trail for this last iowa rally. ted cruz has a couple of bus stps on his schedule before gathering his supporters where they will sit and watch the results come in. marco rubio is running third in the latest poll. let's move on to the democratic side. the latest poll has hillary clinton leading bernie sanders 45% to 42%. so very close there. both candidates are going the stay in iowa today to watch the results come in. they held final rallies last night. voters begin caucusing around 7:00 local time tonight, and with an app this year, it's a new one they have in place, they're hoping to have those results quickly, but if those races are close, as expected, we may have the wait a little bit before we know who comes out on top. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, kris, thank you. don't forget, you can stay with 7news on air and online for coverage of the caucuses. 7's dan hausle is in des moines.
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and the latest resultses tonight on 7 news at 11:00. all this week on "today in new england," we'll have results of our exclusive 7news/umass lowell tracking polls. stick around for thatten andy hiller will have first one coming your way at 6:45 a.m. >> sarah: more news today, supporters setting up a memorial for one man who was shot and killed by police during an armed standoff in oregon. police shot 54-year-old protest spokesman robert la voy. officials say he went to pull a gun after police surrounded him. despite calls from the group's leader ammon bundy to step down, four hold-outs are still at that refuge now. this after several members of the group were arrested, including bundy. >> christa: more than 60 people have been killed, dozens more injured after several
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isis has claimed responsibility for a car bomb and two suicide bombers who set off explosions in damascus on sunday. one of the blasts targeted a military bus carrying shiite fighters. olympic athletes in rio de janeiro expressing some concerns over that fast-spreading zika virus. at wrestling event sunday, athletes from team u.s.a. said they've been using lots of mosquito repellent and have been staying inside their hotel rooms as often as they can. brazil has been hit hard by this mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in infants. last week officials confirmed one case of zika virus here in massachusetts in a man who had traveled to south america. >> sarah: about 300 plumbers worked to help people affected by the ongoing water crisis in flint, michigan. they replaced faucets and installed water filters in homes throughout the city on sunday. flint's water system has been contaminated with lead. homeowners say they're thankful
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say they're happy to help. >> it's our community, it's right here. this isn't some other country. this is america. these are our american brothers and sisters. >> very important because me myself, i don't have the money to do this myself, you know. so it's important to me. get someone to come in and do it. >> last week flint's mayor said it would cost up to $1.5 billion to fix the water system. >> christa: now to 7 health cast. one way to lower your risk of breast cancer is to eat more fiber. researchers from harvard say that they analyzed how much fiber a group of women consumed over several years, they found those who had eaten the most fiber during their teens and early adulthood cut their breast cancer risk by 19%. they also say the women benefited most from fruit and vegetable fiber. it's that time of year to round up your tax forms and if you're a recent college grad or maybe you know one, there are some
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most out of your return. according to msn money, start off by adding up your moving expenses. you can actually get back some costs like shipping expenses and gas money. also start putting money away into your 401(k) as soon as you. can it will help save money on taxes in the future. also look into a lifetime learning credit. you can actually get money back for taking courses after you graduate, as well. >> sarah: in the race for the white house, a group of cape cod high schoolers are going the distance before the upcoming presidential election. the local group of girls headed to iowa this weekend ahead of the presidential caucuses and rallies. they are taking an advanced placement government class and wanted to learn about the election process firsthand, but they say the trip was not just for school. >> well, we're all seniors in high school, so we're about to graduate and be able to vote, so we want to be informed voters. >> sarah: the soon-to-be voters say they have learned a lot about the candidates and the
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in the buzz, panda on tom. "kung fu panda 3" debuted at the becomes office this weekend. coming in first with ticket sales. the latest animated installment hosts a long list of stars including jack black and angelina jolie. best picture nominee "the revenant" took second place and "star wars: the force awakens" still bringing into the theaters. it came in third this weekend. >> christa: so around here, i don't know, being inside, it was actually painful. i was inside for a birthday party. i was like, get me out. it's gorgeous out there. >> chris: it's 57 degrees. it's the end of january. i need to get outside. finish up that birthday cake fairly quickly and get back out into some mild air. we have mild air again today. if you missed it yesterday afternoon, hopefully gate chance this afternoon to enjoy some of the mild temperatures. with the numbers back into the 50s to near 60 this afternoon. mostly cloudy, clearing skies overnight. colder tonight and tomorrow 40 to 46 degrees. if the groundhog calls this winter, maybe we'll take six
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right? 7 on 7 forecast, it turns more seasonable after that rainstorm on wednesday. >> christa: all right, chris, thank you. another hour of 7news to go at 6:00. a roxbury teen rushed to the hospital. police are investigating what happened. >> sarah: and residents are at a loss for words in one new hampshire town after several cars are broke meet the new, 3rd generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. and you could get a $100 rebate from your energy company.
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making their final push as their campaigning is put to the test. the concern that could keep voters from turning out. >> christa: and aaron hernandez lashing out from behind bars. the former patriot with choice words for his former boss robert kraft. plus his thoughts about tom brady and gronk. >> sarah: also trouble on the tracks. why some of the new commuter rail trains are in need of repair. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. we have turned the page officially to a new week and a new month, as well. welcome, february. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. chris, it's good news we're starting february with this warm weather. >> chris: it's very easy the take. from manic monday to mild monday here. 46 in boston. 48 in plymouth. 47 in hyannis. and it does not feel like february at all. in fact, when you start off in the mid-40s, that's what you expect on may 1st, not february 1st outside. cold front to the west of us. that will bring a sprinkle or two in here this afternoon.
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down through far southeastern mass. don't expect much out of it. redlook at these numbers, mid to upper 50s, a few towns close to 60 degrees. certainly off to the races temperature-wise and a mild start through february here. now, we go through the month of february. what do you expect? the average high, february 1st is 37 degrees. we're way above that. of course, you get more daylight, too. by the end of the month, the average high up to 41 degrees, the sunrise and sunset adding some time on both ends there in terms of the daylight. the record high in february, 70 degrees. we're a far cry from that, but we'll take close to 60 this afternoon. guys? ism time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. happy monday to you. here's a look at route 93 headed into boston. let's go to the maps. we have an accident up in andover on 495 southbound right at route 93 there. so that's causing some back-up. your drive into boston on route 39 is slow and go. route 1 looking good so far this morning.
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boston, that's a slow drive. then we do have stopped traffic on columbia road westbound. this is ats be street and mass avenue due to police activity. south of town, route 24, some slowing as you approach 128. 128 southbound is really slow back to route 24, too, heading on to the braintree split. and on to the expressway. the pike back the framingham, mostly green, no major delays boston. take a look at these drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 21 minutes on the expressway boston. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 16 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, so farm it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: let's get to breaking news happening in boston. two people struck in the street in separate accidents. >> sarah:police are investigating both scenes which are just a few miles apart. jennifer eagan has the latest this morning. >> jennifer: sarah, good morning.
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scene a short time ago. police still have one side of columbia roadblocked off. there is also a white s.u.v. ready to be towed away. this accident happened around 2:00 a.m. boston e.m.s. confirmed they took a person from this scene with life-threatening injuries to the hospital. it appears clothes belonging to that pedestrian are still in the street here. boston police are not releasing any information about what is going on, but we can tell you about three miles away in chinatown there is another scene at the corner of harrison and kneeland street. state police are involved in that investigation. police are not saying if the two scenes are connected. detectives from boston police are here on columbia road. a pedestrian was hit around 2:00 a.m., and they suffered life-threatening injuries. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa:ism we're following a developing story. detectives on scene at a home in roxbury after a three-year-old
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critical condition. house. vicki, what this we know so far about what happened? >> victoria: sarah, i can tell you police officers are inside this roxbury home right now after getting called out here last night. a three-year-old in the hospital in critical condition with some type of a trauma. police investigate focusing on what happened inside of this roxbury home. police were called here last night to reports that the child was not breathing. emergency crews got here. they raced the toddler to boston medical center. this was around 1:00 last night. the police are serving a search warrant on the home and homicide detectives were called out. boston police, though, assure us that calling out the homicide detectives is common in an investigation with unusual circumstances. they're not going into too many details on what those unusual circumstances are beyond the nature of the fact that this three-year-old was found not breathing and rushed to the hospital. and we do not yet have an update on how that child is doing this
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live this morning in roxbury, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: vicki, thank you. 6:04, and we're just hours away from the iowa caucuses. people there set to cast their first votes in the 2016 presidential campaign. >> the candidates in both parties are scrambling to get out their vote. the polls point to a close race in both parties. clinton and sanders are in a dead heat, just three points separating them. donald trump and ted cruz bouncing back and forth as leader of the polls in iowa with marco rubio in third. kris anderson joins us with more on the race. kris, voter turnout key today. >> kris: sarah, turnout will be the name of the game today at the caucuses. severe weather, though, could actually impact the number of vote there's go out to caucus today. heavy snow expected to start falling tonight and it may keep some people from heading out to vote. it's iowa caucus day, and the race on both sides are so tight that neither front-runner can feel completely comfortable.
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trump holds a single-digit lead over ted cruz. today trump will bring sarah palin back on the campaign trail for one last iowa rally. and ted cruz has a couple of bus stops on his schedule before gathering his supporters to watch the results come in. >> hello, iowa. it's great to be here. he will be unbelievable. >> kris: on sunday trump made family and faith a big part of his final pitch, attending a mass with his wife while also getting an endorsement from evangelical leader jerry falwell, jr. >> i really want to winch maybe it won't work that way, but if we do, we're going to run the table, folks, and we're going to make this country is great you're going to have victories all over the place. >> stand and speak for us. if we stand together, we will win. >> kris: senator ted cruz is hoping conservative republicans line up behind him, and he spent the weekend attacking marco rubio. >> it was marco rubio that was a
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>> kris: rubio calling the last-minute ads the act of a desperate candidate. >> we're coming back in august and september and october was we're going to win iowa in the general election and we're going to turn this country around. thank you and god bless you. thank you. >> kris: hillary clinton is clinging to a three-point lead in iowa and was joined by husband bill and daughter chelsea in a sunday night rally. meanwhile, bernie sanders is hoping to pull off an upset win. >> it sounds like you want to make a political revolution. >> let's start a storm of movement toward the future that we want to make together. >> kris: going to be interesting to see what happens here today. voters begin caucusing around 7:00 local time tonight. that's 8:00 our time. and with a new app out this year, the people there responsible are hoping to have those results out quickly, but if the races are close, we may have to wait a bit before we know who came out on top. live in the newsroom, kris england." >> sarah: stay with 7news on air and online for coverage of the iowa caucuses. dan will have live reports from there all day and we'll have a
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tomorrow on 7news "today in new england." >> christa: of course, after iowa the race for the white house heads up to new hampshire. so much on the line ahead of next weekend's primary in the granite state. later in the newscast, we'll have our brand-new, exclusionive hampshire. political editor andy hiller will break down the numbers in a live report for us coming your way at 6:45. >> sarah: happening today, two women in worcester accused of living in filthy conditions with three young children will be called to court. both women were arrested friday after police found the children living among feces, trash and mice. police also discovered pills and other drugs in the apartment. the children are now in state custody. police in townsend are searching for the suspects behind increased incidents of vandalism there. officials say there has been several cases of vandals throwing objects at cars, whether they're parked or moving. and in one case they even damaged a car by throwing a
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police say they're concerned someone could get hurt. >> christa: state police troopers investigating a death mansfield. police say they found the man's body in mill pond on sunday morning. his family reported he was missing saturday. and investigators believe the victim fell through ice. family members and friends all gathered last night to honor his life. >> sarah: it didn't matter who you were or where you came from, he was nose understanding person you would ever meet. >> he's a really good kid. it's heartbreaking to see what happened. >> christa: investigators have not released his name of yet, but his body was located in about ten feet of water. >> sarah: a new report out this morning finds new locomotives are to blame for nearly one-third of delays on the commuter rail. according to the "globe," mechanical issues, operator mistakes and other problems have led to delays with nearly every new locomotive put into service. the new engines were put into service over the past two years. the mbta says they're still far
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ones and they also say december was the best month for on-time service on the commuter rail for 2015. >> christa: all right. still ahead this morning, a new jail house letter from aaron hernandez, what he is saying about team owner robert kraft and some of his old teammates. >> sarah: a shocking crime in virginia, a girl found murdered. now two teenage college students are being charged in connection. >> christa: and a rescue on the river. a dog getting into danger when a swift current sweeps him away. >> chris: temperatures mid to upper 50s yesterday afternoon. we'll do it again today. it's a mild start, already in the 40s. more clouds around to mix in with that sunshine, but overall the pattern mild the next several days. rain. the forecast ahead. >> sarah: and we're following breaking news. investigators are on the scene in dorchester where a person was struck by a vehicle and another person was struck just a few miles down the road.
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>> sarah: welcome back. 6:15678 aren't you loving this weather? >> christa: it was intax kateing, although, chris, i'm starting to get concerned. when the winter weather arrives, i don't think i'll be prepared for it. >> chris: it will be short lived. it will be a hock to the system at times, but we've enjied this mild air. yesterday upper 50s. we'll kick off this february 1st in the city of boston about 58 degrees. look at the difference. this is forecast if next four days. not only do we have all of the cold, but we have the snow on the ground.
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last year and at this point in february, the ice dams on the roof were building up. we had all sorts of problems going into february and even into early march. 48. mild start. this start in the mid-40s. that's more typical of may 1st. so fast forward a few months here for just waiting for february weather to arrive. and even when it arrives late in the week, we're back to seasonal this time of year. the winds out of the southwest right now, 10 to 15mph. a bit of a breeze yeah day that. will change direction to the north and west this afternoon. as this front crosses new england. this front starved of moisture, so there will be some scattered light showers to try to enter western new england. a lot of that dries up late in the day. maybe a risk of passing sprinkle. i think late day early evening, a couple of isolated showers out through southeastern mass. that should be about it. travel across the country. hot spot for some cold weather would be across denver with 30 degrees. this is a developing storm
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blizzard conditions tonight through tomorrow across portions of nebraska, iowa, and eventually into the midwest. that area of low pressure working through the great lakes and that is a warmer direction for us in terms of the storm cutting up to the west of us. so, yes, we're a little cooler out there on tuesday, back into the 40s, but with the main set of low pressure going to the north and west of us on wednesday. this is a mild storm, gusty southerly winds and we'll get some soaking rains in here wednesday afternoon into wednesday evening. so no snow in the seven-day forecast, but we will return some cooler weather by the end of the week. not the case this afternoon. 54 to 60 degrees. again a late-day shower down through buzzards bay and the cape and the islands. otherwise rather quiet day. mostly cloudy this evening. clearing skies late. it does turn cooler overnight tonight. upper 20s and lower 30s. still not that bad for this time of year. even on groundhog day we're above seasonal levels by 5 to 8 degrees. temperatures into the lower to middle 40s. if phil or miss g in massachusetts comes out of their
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well, you know what, at least our seven-day forecast does feature more spring-like weather the next few days before a return of seasonably cold weather. even if the groundhog says six pretty easy on us. >> sarah: i would say so. let's take a look at the roads with danielle. >> chris: . >> danielle: let's go to the maps. in is columbia road, this back-up is due the police activity. give yourself extra time if you're on columbia road this morning. route 3, a little bit of slowing as you approach 128. same as route 24 and 95. 128 southbound, if you're getting on to the expressway, it's really slow, backed up to route 24. you can see there. the pike back out to framingham. mostly green. a little bit of yellow. so a little bit of slowing as you head into boston eastbound on the pike.
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accident in andover at 495 southbound. 93 southbound low and go into boston. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 24 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 19 minutes. if you're taking the ty this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, geist. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's head out the california. when a cold winter storm passes through the southern part of the state, this is what happens. sadly one person died after a large oak tree fell across the street and crushed four cars. 24 was in san diego. three of the car were parked at the time. one of them was driving by. also in l.a., more trees toppled over on to cars and homes and forecasters say there could now be flooding and mudslides, as
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also ahead, a winter mess on the highway. 25 vehicles and four semi-trucks were involved in the pile-up. they don't believe anyone died in the crash. officers believe snowy conditions played a role in it. >> sarah: a 13-year-old girl in virginia is abducted and viciously murdered. now two college students are facing charges. 7's kris anderson joins us with more on this shocking crime. >> kris: sarah, it is shocking and disturbing. this morning questions continue swirling about what the motive could be in this case. two virginia tech students are being held without bail in connection with 13-year-old nicole lovell's murder. 18-year-old freshman david eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder and 19-year-old sophomore natalie keepers is charged with helping cover up this crime. lovell's body was found about 100 miles from her home saturday, two days after she disappeared. she was a liver transplant recipient who required daily medication. police say eisenhauer and the
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disappearance. >> the focus of this investigation is to reconstruct the time line leading up to any kill's tragic death. >> kris: police spent sunday searching a pond on virginia tech's blacksburg campus. her father posted on facebook, "i am so in shock. i know nothing more to say. i am broken." both suspects expected to be arraigned today. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a firefight caught on camera. check out this video. the store owner tried the fight off a pair of robbers using a flame thrower made from bug spray and a cigarette lighter. he blasts them with the homemade device and manages to stop them at first but eventually he was forced to run away and the men ransacked the store. >> christa: deepwater danger far dog out in iowa when a passer-by sees a woman in panic near a river. her dog was stuck in the water, couldn't swim. luckily man stopped to help and the two managed to reach the dog, bring him to shore. the dog appears to be doing okay.
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still ahead, a weymouth firefighter under fire for comments he made about a life-saving drug and how some people should be left to die. >> christa: also cars broken into and then set on fire. the strange rash of crime hitting one new hampshire town that has an entire neighborhood baffled. >> sarah: and some wild pants stealing the spotlight. the nfl star's outfit that has
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the celtics took a franchise record 46 three pointers in orlando. they made 16. that's not a winning recipe. the celtics' five-game winning streak is over, and so too is
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marcus smart had the hot hand coming in. he hits the runner off the glass here, tying a career high with 26 points. the magic more efficient from long range, 10-24 from deep. 4 of them from evan fournier who puts orlando up for good in the fourth quarter. he had a team-high 24. aaron gordon, how is this for timing? goes up, gets it and throws it right back down. the big fella with the throw-down off the rebound. celtics lose 119-114, snapping their five-game winning streak. patrice bergeron, the bruins' lone representative at the nhl all-star game last night in nashville. surprisingly john scott steals the show. the enforcer was voted in by the fans to serve as a pacific captain only to be traded to arizona to the eastern conference and then demoted to montreal's ahl team. well, he earns the m.v.p., scoring two goals, this from a guy who scored a total of five goals in his entire eight-year nhl career. in the 64th annual bean pot gets under way at the garden this afternoon. it is harvard and b.c. facing off in the early game, b.u. and
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i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: panthers' q.b. cam newton made quite a fashion statement as he and his teammates arrived in california for super bowl 50. he wore yellow zebra print pants as the team touched down in northern californi yesterday. the pants are made by versace. according to the charlotte observer, the pants cost more than $800 and they are currently sold out in case you wanted to get yourself a pair, christa. >> christa: why try to blend in? i be your own person? >> christa: i love around the nfl tweets said the panthers and cam newton's pants have now arrived in california. >> sarah: so true, right? >> christa: all right. it's 6:26. still ahead, learning more about the local student who bought google's domain name. the amount he was paid by the computer giant coming up. >> reporter: and we're live in weymouth. a firefighter in trouble after he posts on facebook criticizing
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>> christa: it's decision day in iowa. voters picking their choice for presidential candidate. months of hand shaking and stump speaking will be put to the test. >> sarah: we're live. the results may surprise you. >> christa: and aaron hernandez lashing out at robert kraft and has words for tom brady and gronk. >> sarah: a facebook post rallying against drug addicts. >> christa: and hot wheels in new hampshire. someone torching cars. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody.
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i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. a big morning here. we have the iowa caucuses. our overnight poll up in new hampshire, and it's february 1st, the day before groundhog day. this is your day, chris. this is your day the shine. >> chris: he's going the take center stage tomorrow and all of the forecasts go out the win deas we await whether a furry friend of ours sees his shadow or not. norwood 59. city of boston in the upper 50s. if this is winter and the groundhog sayings we have six more weeks, we'll take it. 46 in boston. 48 in plymouth. 45 in norwood. winds out of the southwest this morning. a little bit on the active side. 10 to 15mph. a bit of a breeze during the day. we can take it with temperatures mid to upper 50s this afternoon. front to the west of us. that front is starved of moisture. i don't expect a whole lot out of it, buzzards bay, the cape and the islands, southern - plymouth county, maybe an isolated shower or sprinkle late in the day and early this evening, but the overall theme, partial sunshine, temperatures into the mid to upper 50s
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seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: let's turn things over the danielle gersh with what's happening traffic-wise on naud morning. >> danielle: you see some slowing in saugus. let's go to the maps. this accident in andover has cleared. good news there. and woburn we have a new incident. this is a disabled vehicle on the ramp from 128 southbound to route 38. that's causing some back-up there. the rest of your drive on route 9 3, you can see it's slow and go headed into boston this morning. we're also still keeping an eye on stopped traffic. this is columbia road westbound. and that's right at boston street and mass avenue, and these delays are due to police activity in the area. south of town, some delays. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway. in delays on the pike. 20 minutes on 893 southbound. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we continue to follow breaking news. boston police are investigating two pedestrian accidents that happened just miles apart overnight.
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where a person was hit by an s.u.v. on columbia road. boston ems says the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. someone was also hit in chinatown. that person is expected to recover. here are the other top stories this morning. a three-year-old is listed in critical condition after investigators say the child stopped breathing while in a home in roxbury late last night. the child is being treated at boston medical center. homicide detectives have been at the scene all morning, but police say that's common for an investigation with unusual circumstances. tonight first americans decide who they think should be the next president of the united states. we are just hours away from the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton and donald trump have slim leads in the latest "des moines register" poll. voting starts at 7:00 local time. >> christa: also this morning, a weymouth firefighter under investigation after a post on his personal facebook page. that criticized the use of a lifesaving drug that's used to treat overdoses.
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she has more on his comments and what town leaders are having to say about this, as well. nicole? >> nicole: well, christa, as you mentioned, these comments were posted on a personal facebook page and have since been taken down. but they were up long enough for several upset people to see them and also contact the mayor's office. the mayor's office telling the patriot ledger that he received several upset e-mails from people in town who didn't like what this weymouth firefighter allegedly had to say. now this fire who we are not naming in that post criticized the lifesaving drug narcan. narcan is used to help revive heroin. now, that post read in part, i for one get no extra money for giving narcan and these losers out of the hospital and using again in hours. you use, you should lose. now, the fire department says that it is also aware of the post and it is investigating. the mayor's office say they were also trying to verify the authenticity to make sure it
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both the mayor's office and the fire department will be meeting and investigating this issue. for now that's the latest live in weymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, former pats' star and convicted killer aaron hernandez speaking out from behind bars inch a recent letter, he praises former teammates while bashing the team's owner. 7's kris anderson joins us in the newsroom what he had to say. >> kris: tmz posted this three-pageetter online early this morning. it is dated december 10th and was sent to a woman who hernandez hen exchanged letters with in the past. hernandez began his note by insulting this woman after she apparently criticized him in the last letter. the former patriots' tight end suggests ways she could kill herself. before finishing the letter, though, he made sure to give his thoughts about his former team and disdain for owner bob kraft. hernandez doesn't hold back when writing about the patriots' owner hsm wrote, "fake
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told me he loved me every time he seen me but obviously shows his word about it expletive." hernandez is no longer a fan of bob kraft, but he still roots for the patriots. he wrote, "i have a tv in my cell and i still root for my squad and still love all the ones i love. the closest i was to is problemly brady whom i love to death and always will and only hope for the best for him. jewels, meaning julian edelman, branch, deion branch, and the best tight end ever to walk on the football field, gronk. hernandez add he still has love for other former teammates but notes many of them have probably turned against him. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: police and firefighters in portsmouth, new hampshire, are looking for the person or people who have been stealing items from cars before setting the vehicles on fire. officers say nine vehicles were vandalized saturday morning. six of them were set on fire. >> christa: do you remember the man who was the proud owner of google for just a single minute?
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paid him $12,000 in order to fix that mistake. here he, is babson student sammy says he bought the web giant for $12 after signing a glitch in the system. after his transaction was canceled, they offered to pay him $6,000 for his troubles. they doublinged it to $the 12,000 when he said he would donate it to charity. can you imagine? one domain name in your cart. >> sarah: smart guy. still ahead, the bay state actress who took her prom date from high school to this weekend's sag awards. >> christa: also tackling the freshman 15 with a fit with fitbit. the university requiring incoming students to use the fitness tracking equipment. >> sarah: and the wild wipeout on a giant wave that had
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>> sarah: 6:40. a surfer was no match for the massive wave off the coast of maui. check out this video. he's at the top when it looks like he jumps off the bore and into the waves. the surfer only came away with a broken board. he was out on the water the very
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>> sarah: the oklahoma school taking a new approach to helping new students keep off the freshman 15. oral roberts university is now requiring all new students wear fitbits. the school will track the students' fitness data and award them a grade. i would have gotten an f. the university says it's always included a fitness component in its curriculum, in fact, in the past students would manually log their activities. now they just have some technology to help do it. >> sarah: actress uza aduba bringing a special day to the screen actor guild award. she is originally from medford and she tweeted this side-by-side picture of her date for the night. it's the same guy who asked her to prom. she's decided to ask him to the sag awards. >> christa: i read they have been friends since kindergarten and her post here is so cute. she said, "he asked me to the prom. i said yes. i asked him to sag, he said yes." nice they were able to stay in touch. >> sarah: that's what i was going to say. old friends. all right. know and go is next.
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this morning. >> reporter: boston and state police investigating a pedestrian accident and it appears new they're saying the victim was dragged for miles. we'll have the very latest coming up. >> christa: and all eyes on iowa. today's caucuses giving the test for the presidential candidates. >> sarah: and we're live in new hampshire this morning with our first exclusive tracking poll of granite state voters
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>> it's 6:45. time to know and go. >> breaking news in boston. two pedestrian accidents and state police are investigating both. investigators are spending the overnight hours at a roxbury home after a child was rushed to the hospital. >> sarah: the iowa caucuses start in hours. we're live in iowa with a final push by the front-runners. >> meaghan: jam packed know-and-go coming at you on friday morning with your day's top stories. >> sarah: we start with traffic and weather. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: good morning, sarah. good morning, christa. good morning, everyone. another mild start. 46 in the city of boston. 41 in fitchburg. 40 in nashua, new hampshire. overall a mild start to the day. winds out of the southwest. a bit of a breeze through the day. cooler weather back through the midwest. that will work in tomorrow, but we're going from the upper 50s today only back into the mid-40s tomorrow.
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front. this starved of moisture, so i don't expect a lot out of it. there may be an isolated shower or. two for the rest of us, mainly a dry day. front crosses through. cooler tomorrow. from the 50s back into the 40s. 50s. however, we deal with this storm, it's going to be rolling on through, this will come in with a gusty wind, mild air and a quick half an inch to an inch of rain on wednesday, especially in the afternoon into the evening hours. look at this, though. 54 to 60 degrees. mild again today. a little breeze. southeastern mass. 7 on 7 forecast taking you through the week. groundhog day tomorrow with temperatures back into the 40s. mid-50s on wednesday with that soaking rain in the afternoon. otherwise seasonable end to the week as we enter next weekend, as well. >> christa: turning things over the danielle with fast track traffic. how is it looking at 6:46 a.m.? >> danielle: it's a little slow out there. you'll definitely want to give yourself some extra time if you're heading out the door this monday.
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you're starting to hit the brakes. a couple incidents the show you. this is andover, 93 southbound at route 495. another accident we're keeping an eye on. this is a disabled vehicle. this is in woburn, 128 southbound on the ramp to route 38. and that's causing some delays there. you can see the red. the rest of your drive, 93 southbound, is slow from andover all the way enter boston. and then on route 1, you're slow through saugus and then it's not too bad out there. we're still keeping an eye on this stopped traffic. this is columbia road westbound right at boston street and mass avenue, and these delays are due to police activity in the area. expressway a lot of red. so that's the slow drive. south of town, some slowing through weymouth on route 3. 24, you're slowing down a little bit as you approach 128, as well. and then the same on route 95 as you approach 128. the pike slowing a little. but no major delays eastbound. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128,
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13 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 19 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news in boston. we're just learning new information about this pedestrian accident overnight. >> christa: it now appears a victim may have been dragged for miles after being hit by a car. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan in dorchester. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. detectives remain here on scene. this accident happened around 2:00 this morning. we and we did just get an update from state police. they say the investigation has shown that the victim here in dorchester was actually hit in china town at the intersections of kneeland street and harrison avenue. police have that intersection blocked off as they collected evidence early this morning. that scene is more than three miles away from the scene here on columbia road. police still have one side of columbia roadblocked off right now. state police are saying it appears this pedestrian was dragged by the car from china town here to dorchester.
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boston ems confirms the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. they also took a second pedestrian from china town to the hospital. that person they say suffered non-life-threatening injuries. again, one victim suffered serious injuries in this accident. they may have been dragged after they were hit in china town and were brought here to dorchester. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: thank you. the first votes in the 2016 election being cast today in iowa. candidates really making their final push over the weekend. trying to pick up supporters along the way. >> sarah: the races are neck and neck, and diane gouger joins us live from des moines with more on the big day there. good morning. >> diane: good morning. you know, sarah, christa, it really is finally here. it seems like we've been talking about the iowa caucuses and the 2016 vote for years now. things will get real tonight. i can tell you, on the republican side, donald trump and ted cruz, it's really a
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different campaigns here. donald trump in this "des moines register" poll, he's pulled ahead by about five points, which has ted cruz sort of trying to get that last-minute momentum. he's doing what he's calling the full grassley, a nod to iowa senator chuck grassley, hitting all the different counties. he'll have hit all 99 by this evening, that last-minute push. donald trump on the other hand, he's pulling out his not-so-secret weapon of sarah palin again and promising voters, he's relying on a lot of non-traditional voters who don't typically come out the caucus, telling them he might surprise them at certain caucuses this evening, sort of a similar situation to bernie sanders and hillary clinton, who are really in a statistical tie right now. a dead heat on the democratic side. sanders hoping he can get those voters all of those giant crowds he's had out there. many of them college students trying to convince them to go home to caucus because it is all
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you need to win more than just the caucus near drake university. and so hillary clinton having a very large rally yesterday. sort of a different term for her. she's typically done these intimate events. so you can see them feeling the pressure and all of them paying close attention to the forecast here as we have a winter storm that's coming in. those candidates crossing their fingers that it waits until after caucus time. back to you. >> sarah: all right. thanks, diane. after iowa the race for the white house heads to new hampshire. a lot on the line ahead of next week's primary. we'll be keeping a very close eye on all the can -- candidates and the polls. our political editor andy hiller continues our big story coverage live in manchester with new exclusive poll numbers this morning. hey, andy. >> andy: hello, sarah. it's the day before here they come. and they'll all be coming from iowa, where it's caucus day. our exclusive 7news/umass lowell tracking poll shows where the
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ready for the first presidential primary a week from tomorrow. spoiler alert: it's bernie sanders and donald trump on top. the donald looks headed for a win here with 38% he's far ahead of ted cruz, who is in second with 12%. then a clump of candidates -- ohio governor john kasich, former florida governor jeb bush get 9% each. florida senator marco rubio gets 8%. the rest of the republican field, new jersey governor chris christie, 7%, dr. ben carson and conducty senator rand paul 3% apiece, and carly fiorina 2%. one more key number: only 8% are undecided. and here's how it looks as we begin our tracking. trump well in front and then a pack of republicans chasing second and third place. remember, whatever impact iowa will have on new hampshire can't be measured yet. like the republicans, the democrats also have a big front-runner who looks unlikely to be caught.
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than doubling hillary clinton's 30%. former maryland governor martin o'malley barely registers with 1% and 8% are undecided. and here's the start of our democratic tracking poll as we begin to measure the daily ups and downs of the candidates. here's the trout truth: we've never had a presidential race quite like this one, so no one is quite sure what's going to happen. if you want the watch it unfold in real-time, you're where you want to be. live in new hampshire, i'm andy hiller, "today in new england." >> christa: right, and andy, with that, with a week to go here, these are huge leads. anything really could happen or do you really think some of these candidate are just insurmountable at this point? >> andy: i think we know who the winners are, but that's not what it's always about. it's about expectations. for example, cruz is in second in iowa. if he doesn't hold that position, what happens to him here? do we expect him to come in
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we have four candidates, rubio, kasich, bush and christie who are within two points. one of them is going to finish third. that's going to be a big deal. so it's not just the numbers, it's the positions and the expectations. >> christa: all right. thanks, andy. we appreciate it. >> sarah: and watch for andy's love reports all this week. we'll have new exclusive polling results right here every morning at 6:45. 123450 right now we're tracking a developing story for you. detectives on the scene overnight at a home in rocks burr after they say a three-year-old was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. let's head to the home right now. 7's victoria warren is outside. vicki, what do we know right now? >> victoria: this three-year-old suffered some kind of trauma. police officers are inside this home. they are focusing their investigation on this roxbury home. this three-year-old was in critical condition last check. policer called here last night for a child not breathing. emergency crews got here and raced the toddler to boston medical center. this was around 1:00.
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the home and homicide detectives were called out. boston police assuring us that is common in an investigation with unusual circumstances. so police though not giving any more details about what may have happened inside of the home and again last check the three-year-old listed in critical condition. we do not have an update on how that child is doing this morning. live this morning in roxbury. new england." >> happening today, two women in worcester accused of living in filthy conditions with three young children. they will be called to court. both women arrested friday after police say they found the children living among feces, trash and mice. police say they also discovered pills and drugs inside the apartment. the children are now in state custody. >> sarah: a new report out this morning finds new locomotives are to blame for nearly 1 third of delays on the commuter rail. according to the "globe," mechanical issues, operator mistake and other problems have led to delays with nearly every
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the new engines were put into service over the past two years. the mbta says they're still far more reliable than the older ones and they also say december was the best month for on-time service on the commuter rail for 2015. >> chrisa: all right. moving to the weather, and if this is what the new february is all about in new england, bring it on. >> andy: right. >> chris: this is payback. we deserve a nice win ter. 48 in boston. mid-50s to near 60 this afternoon. it's main lay dry day, although there may be late shower or two down through southeastern mass into the early evening hours. gusty wind. a rain event on wednesday. winds gusting at times close to 40mph. about an inch of rain behind that system. more seasonable weather to end the week. storm system just off shore on friday. we'll keep it dry. guys? >> sarah: and the "today show" straight ahead. thank you for joining us, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we hope to see you back here at
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