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cruz wins the iowa republican caucus, upsetting businessman donald trump. >> christa: and not wasting any time, several candidates traveling to the granite state overnight with just one week to go before voters there head to the polls. >> sarah: and breaking overnight, a cab driver rushed to the hospital after being shot in worcester. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. very exciting morning if you're into politics. we're off and running officially now. it's also groundhog day. >> sarah: that's right. i forgot. >> christa: chris, how about that? >> chris: we're waiting to see if the ground hog will see his or her shadow. punxsutawney phil out in pennsylvania and we have miss g up there in lincoln, massachusetts. i'm pretty sure she's going to see her shadow thanks to the sunshine in store this morning. seeing the shadow means six more weeks of winter, but we've had it easy so far, right? 39 in boston.
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take a look at temperatures today. not as mild as yesterday, but still a nice winter's day with middle to upper 40s. even a few towns close to 50 degrees this afternoon after the cooler start. again, we'll keep quite a bit of sunshine throughout the we forecasting? rain. especially in the afternoon and early evening. it's pretty much a lock that we'll get some soaking rain in here. most towns picking up between half an inch and an inch of rain. thursday early rain along the coastline. otherwise it looks quiet as we end the week. seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. happy tuesday to you. here's a like at the zakim bridge, leverett connector. heading into town from the north, 93 southbound, route 1 looking good is far. all green. no delays to tell you about there. the expressway from braintree into boston, northbound, that right just ten minutes right now. the pike out the framingham all green. so no delays to warn you about there. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway, ten minutes from
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into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. breaking news in the race for the white house. hillary clinton the apparent winner of the iowa caucuses, but by a very slim margin. we're talking about really just a few delegates here. just moments ago the democratic party in iowa said clinton's lead is about four delegates with only two still up for grabs. so wow. this has been called an historically close race out in iowa. >> sarah: it was close on the republican side, as well. texas senator ted cruz just edging out a victory over donald trump. marco rubio heading into new hampshire with some momentum, coming in a close third, and 7's kris anderson is here now to begin our team coverage. good morning, kris. >> kris: good morning, sarah. what a night it was. there was a record turnout at the caucuses. the close democratic and republican race.
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overnight with claims that some staffed. this morning the sanders' campaign isn't saying whether they plan the challenge the result. the vote continued into the early morning hours with the democratic race at a virtual tie for most of caucus night. by the time both candidates took the stage, neither could declare victory, but both seemed to put a positive spin on the results. >> and while the results are still not complete, it looks like we'll have about half of the iowa delegates. [cheering and applause] >> as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief -- thank you, iowa! >> kris: on the republican side, the results winner emerged. texas senator ted cruz was projected as winner. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all acros this great nation.
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trump in the lead in the days leading up to the caucus, and many thought a big turnout would lead to a win for him, but trump was the runner-up despite a record number of voters caucusing. >> we finished second. i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. i'm really honored. i want the congratulate ted. >> kris: marco rubio had a strong showing, nipping at trump's heels and becoming the republican establishment's best hope. >> when i am nominee, we will unite our party and we will defeat hillary clinton or bernie sanders or whoever they nominate. >> kris: speaking of bernie sanders, it was the youth vote that helped him. one caucus site ran out of registration forms because so many people were signing up on site. live in the newsroom, kris england."
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as is the case, we did see some candidates exit the race. former maryland governor martin o'malley suspended his presidential bid. and mike huckabee failed to turn a 2008 caucus win into success and he ended his bid for presidency. >> sarah: 7's nancy chen is live at the airport in manchester. good morning, nancy. >> nancy: good morning to you, sarah. this is the place to be. all the top candidates making their way here the manchester from iowa, hoping to capitalize on their momentum. now, take a look behind me here. there has been so much activity, especially from 5:00 a.m. here in manchester as the candidates, their press, their staff, they all are coming in. i saw just moments ago ted cruz, senator ted cruz arriving with his daughter. so everyone getting ready for another big day out here. the candidates wasting no time leaving iowa and arriving. marco rubio was the first to touch down overnight in
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he arrived around 2:00 this morning. just been a flurry of activity since then. the florida senator looking the make a move from the pack bunched up behind donald trump in new hampshire. he will be in exeter at a israeli tonight. and ted cruz, the winner in iowa, hoping for a repeat in new hampshire. resources in iowa. today he will be at an event in wyndham. donald trump, who holds a big lead in the new hampshire polls, hoping to hold on to that lead this week, kicking off things with an evening rally up in milford. as for the democrats, hillary clinton landing here just about an hour or so ago after her first-place finish. that's now official in iowa. busy day for her. she'll be in nashua later on this morning for an event with husband bill before attending a rally tonight in hampton. now, as for senator bernie sanders, he also just landed. he will start out his day in manchester this morning with two more rallies later on in keene and claremont. sanders holding on to a big lead
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so we'll have to see how that turns out come tuesday. so big week ahead here, guys. we're now, as you said, just one week away from the new hampshire primary. so it is go time. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, nancy. and remember, we'll have our brand-new exclusive tracking polls out of new hampshire every morning until the primary. political editor andy hiller will break down those numbers in a live report at 6:45 a.m. >> christa: and we're following breaking news from overnight. this was out of worcester. police spending hours on the scene of a shooting this morning. they say they're trying to track down the gunman who opened fire and injured a cab driver. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio. she has the latest for thus morning. nicole? >> nicole: well, christa, the problem for police, they say, is that the suspect had his face covered, so they don't really have a description of who it is they are looking for, but they were called to stockton street last night around 10:00. according to police, they say a
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address there, assuming he was going to pick up a customer, but as soon as he got to that address, he was approached by this male suspect. as we mentioned, his face was covered. that male suspect also had a gun. we're told there was a brief struggle as that suspect tried to rob the cab driver, and the cab driver ended up being shot in the about minute. now, when police arrived, they say the driver was still in his car and he was conscious and taken to a nearby hospital. this is the third incident within 48 hours of either a cab driver or a livery driver being attacked. early saturday morning and saturday evening, two livery drivers were approached, one by knifepoint, another at gunpoint. neither one of those drivers was hurt, but both were, in fact, robbed. it's unclear if any of these are connected, if police are searching for the same suspect, but again, they are still looking for the person who shot that cab driver late last night. that's the latest live in worcester, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nicole.
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also breaking overnight, police say man died after his motorcycle crashed into a van that was parked in woburn. they believe the victim was in his 20s. it happened on main and cross streets. police are investigating why he least control. >> sarah: a sandwich woman is behind bars this morning after taking a dangerous drive and dragging another woman more than two miles with her car in dorchester. xia ying zhou covered her face in court yesterday. prosecutors say zhou hit man and woman who were crossing the street in chinatown. when the 48-year-old woman got stuck underneath the s.u.v. prosecutors say when zhou finally stopped and saw the woman underneath her car, she just got back in the car and drove away. but her attorney says she tried to assist the victim. >> she was driving, thought the car was operating in a strange way. she pulled out of the exit. at that particular point in time saw the person and tried to assist them. >> sarah: zhou is pleading not
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her. both victims were taken to the hospital. the woman is in critical condition ?oosm --. >> christa: a weymouth firefighter is off the job after criticizing the use of narcan on overdose victims. the 12-year veteran has been suspended three months without pay as a result of facebook post who called people who need narcan losers. he also implied they should be left to die. the mayor in town says the firefighter is sorry for what he said. >> with the position that you hold, in this case someone whose job is related to saving lives, there are some boundarieso -- boundaries you have the abide by. people were very passionate and upset about this. >> sarah:>> christa: the firefighter will undergo sensitivity training and no longer be serving as a first responder when he returns. >> sarah: happening today, the case of a plainville teenager accused of urging her friend to commit suicide is set to be heard.
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case will be heard in taunton juvenile court. carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter. prosecutors say carter helped her friend conrad roy come up with a plan to kill himself in 2014 and then text him text messages hassling him when he procrastinated. >> christa: your time is 5:11 on this tuesday. we have much more ahead, including police rushing into a melrose congresswoman's home. what happened that sent officers swarming into her neighborhood. >> sarah: plus how two local police chiefs teamed up to take down a pair of wanted bank robbers. >> chris: temperatures today above 15 to 20 degrees cooler than yesterday, but it's still a nice winter day. mostly sunny skies. temperatures well into the 40s. take a look at the seven-day forecast coming up. everyone. expressway. boston. if you're taking "t" this morning, so far it's on time. no other major delays to tell
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>> sarah: welcome back, everybody. it's groundhog day. people in pennsylvania are anxious to see if punxsutawney phil will see his shadow. if phil sees his shadow, we'll have six more weeks of winter, but if it's like this winter, that's okay. if not, it will be an early spring. last year we weren't even thinking about spring as the groundhog day storm dropped up to 20 inches of snow on some parts of massachusetts. so, you know, i think chris said yesterday, if it's six more weeks of the winter we've had, we're okay. >> chris: sign us up. >> christa: okay, what about miss g, the other groundhog we have in massachusetts. >> chris: we have miss g. she'll come out of her hole around 10:00 a.m. up in lincoln. and if she sees her shadow, i think she's a better predictor of new england weather. phil's had some bad years here across new england trying to predict forecast. hey, it's tricky.
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i think we'll have enough sunshine where she'll see her shadow. six more weeks of winter, but if it's like this, right? we still have plenty of winter ahead of us. we can get big storms and coal mid-february and even into march. not going to say that's going to be a lockdown position, but we still have another month, six weeks ahead of us to get through across new england. it has been an easy winter so far. 39 in boston. 26 in norwood. 27 in plymouth right now. temperatures this morning running a good 15 to 20 degrees cooler in most locations than this time yesterday morning. 60s yesterday afternoon. we'll replace that with mid to upper 40s this afternoon. still a nice winter's day. last february we couldn't even buy a day over 40 degrees. we're talking about the cool down bringing us back into the mid to upper 40s. we'll have a lot of sunshine throughout the day. mainly clear skies across a lot of new england. big, powerful storm out through portions of kansas and heading into the midwest. blizzard conditions later today from iowa back into nebraska and northern kansas.
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north and to the east. so take these blizzard warnings out of nebraska and extend them all the way enter southern minnesota. winter storm warnings going all the way through the great lakes. that storm track is a warm storm track for southern new england, so we'll be on the milder side of the storm. look at st. louis, 64 degrees. i don't expect it to be 64 degrees, but we'll jump these temperatures back up into the 50s for tomorrow once the rain and the southly wind does arrive. here's the area of low pressure crossing the great lakes, going up into southern canada. we get the mild air, the gusty winds and locally heavy rain tomorrow afternoon into the evening hours. now, once the front crosses, it stalls just off shore, so it's a close call here on tuesday morning. still could have some lingering showers close to the coastline on tuesday here. certainly more clouds the further east you go. i don't think overall it's going to be that bright of a day on thursday, but we'll see how we can squeeze out some sunshine maybe across western mass out through worcester county on thursday afternoon. rain totals, about half an inch to an inch, and again, locally
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how about the winds? the winds gusting at times 30 to 40mph out of the south. the highest winds will arrive as we get into the afternoon and evening. today, though, the light breeze and we await miss g's prediction this morning. 44 to 50 degrees. doesn't feel like mid-winter this afternoon, even though it's cooler than it was yesterday. increasing clouds and cool overnight tonight, a couple temperatures warping mid to tomorrow. i think in the afternoon, we'll hold in the upper 40s and lower 50s. seven-day forecast featuring a quiet weekend right now and we're just above seasonal levels. >> christa: chris, thank you. also this morning, a congresswoman trying to end the practice of swatting, fake 11 -- 911 calls, has also been a victim. victoria warren is live in melrose to explain what this is. vicki? >> victoria: this is such a
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congresswoman on sunday night. here at the melrose police department, they got this computer generated 911 call reporting a shooting. fake. just the type of fake phone call the congresswoman has introduced legislation to battle. the melrose swat team swarmed this home. inside congresswoman katherine clark and her family. the police responding to a call that someone was shooting, but it turns out the congresswoman call. >> someone's idea of a bad joke, and i think it's unfortunate that it would take up time and energy from the congresswoman. >> victoria: neighbors upset and melrose police want answers. the crime is known as "swatting," it's when fake emergencies are reported causing swat teams to get sent out the unsuspecting homes or businesses. congresswoman clark has take an strong stance against swatting, even introducing legislation to stop it. the congresswoman clearly isn't the only victim.
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robet hedlund was also targeted. a computerized voice called 911 giving his address saying multiple shots fired. the call was fake. in a statement, congresswoman clark remains committed to pushing for new laws, saying, "no mother should have to answer the door to the police in the middle of the night and fear for her family's safety because an anonymous person disagrees with her." the melrose police department is taking this very seriously, and they continue their investigation. live this morning in melrose, new england." >> sarah: up next on 7news, the so-called rattlesnake island could soon become a reality. which state leader is backing the controversial plan. >> christa: and this morning we now know which two teams will face off for the bean pot coming
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>> chris: time is 5:23 on this groundhog day. happy tuesday, everyone. 39 degrees in boston. 32 in marshfield. clear start, cool start, but not particularly cold for the time of year. i do expect a lot of sunshine throughout the day. and the light winds. yes, it's a cooler day, but it's still comfortable for the kiddos outside at recess this afternoon. temperatures bouncing back up into the middle to upper 40s. after starting off the day close to 30 degrees, it's a nice winter's day today. rain and wind arriving tomorrow, especially in the afternoon and early evening. more on that forecast ahead. >> now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. college hockey fan, we're keeping a close eye on the garden last night, wondering if this is the year northeastern finally wins the beanpot again. the huskies have won just four of the 63 beanpot tournaments and haven't won it since 1988 compared to their opening-round opponent, b.u., who has won it
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and it's the reigning champs that strike force. b.u.'s robbie baillargeon knocks in the goal. three minutes later, the terriers on the attack again. charlie mcavoy nets a nasty wrister there. b.u. advances to the championship game with a 3-1 win. b.c. coach jerry york with a college record 1,001 wins coming into the game against harvard. and it's the crimson's coach tying the game at one. the score was knoted at two in the second. eagles on the power play. white nets the game winner. eagles win it 3-2, so it will be b.c. and b.u. in the beanpot final next monday night. and the bruins return from the all-star break tonight hosting toronto at the garden. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: all right. coming up next at 5:30, the latest on two breaking news stories beginning on the campaign trail. hillary clinton the apparent
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her campaign declaring victory within the past hour. >> christa: also breaking overnight, a worcester cab driver rushed to the hospital after getting shot. what we know about the gunman
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>> sarah: breaking news. hillary clinton touching down in new hampshire this morning. she's the apparent winner of the iowa caucus in one of the closest races ever. >> christa: and two local police chiefs chase and capture suspected robbers. the tools they used to help stop these wanted men. >> sarah: and ready to run, marathon bombing survive adrianne haslet-davis ready for race day. how technology will help her get to the finish line. england." >> christa: very inspiring story to wake up to here on this tuesday morning with so much happening today. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's send it over to chris lambert with more on forecast.
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>> chris: we are. mid-60s yesterday. 65 in boston. won't be as mild today, but still a nice winter's day ahead of us. 39 in town. 27 million. 26 norwood. mainly clear skies as we go throughout the day. that will prevail. so will cooler temperatures, but you're still running 10 degrees above average for the time of year. mid to upper 40s widespread this afternoon and dipping back into the 30s this evening. the rain chance really ramping up on wednesday, especially just after lunchtime. look like a good shot of some soaking rains coming in here evening. and temperatures moving back up on wednesday. however, it's a steady climb throughout the day. i think we'll peak into the upper 50s, but not until the evening, so much of the day in the 40s to lower 50s. more on that wednesday forecast coming up. >> christa: okay. i get to say good morning for the first time to danielle. how you doing, danielle. >> christa:. >> danielle: good morning, christa. doing well. you can see some slowing on the
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split on route 3. that's causing some delays on the expressway northbound. still 11 minutes once you get through that. route 3 no other delays other than that. route 24 looking good. the pike out the framingham mostly green. we're good there. north of town, 93 southbound, no delays yet. let's take a look at those drive times heading out the door. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle. breaking news now from the campaign trail. hillary clinton now the apparent winner this morning of an historically close iowa caucus. >> sarah: on the republican side, ted cruz making a comeback, upsetting donald trump. 7's kris anderson is following the overnight developments and joins us now with more. >> kris: sarah and christa, vote centers iowa have spoken finally. after counting all night long, we have our winners this morning.
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the thinnest of margins a victory in a race that was so close that at three caucus sites clinton literally won by a coin toss. after the results were at a stalemate, they decided to flip a coin to decide who to support. >> i am honored to stand in the long line of american reformers who make up our minds that the status quo is not good enough, that standing still is not an option. >> i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment. [cheering and applause] >> kris: on the republican side, it was close, though not as close as the democrats. donald trump finished second behind ted cruz, followed closely by marco rubio. it was a record turnout for republicans in iowa. those three candidates garnered
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then massive drop-off for the rest of the field. >> we will continue to campaign the same way, sitting down person-to-person, leader-to-leader, v.f.w. hall to dunkin' donuts, returning to the great state of new hampshire. >> we will go on to get the republican nomination, and we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there. >> the people of this great state have sent a very clear message. after seven years of barack obama, we are not waiting any longer to take our country back. >> kris: now, there were some campaign casualties last night. after poor showings, democratic candidate martin o'malley and republicans mike huckabee both suspended their campaign. at the breaking newsdesk, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: remember, we'll have our blue, exclusive tracking polls out of new hampshire every morning until the primary.
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will break down those numbers in a live report at 6:45 right here on "today in new england." breaking overnight, police are searching for a gunman who shot a cab driver in worcester. police say the driver was dispatched to stockton street, thinking he was going to pick up a customer, but instead a mass suspect attempted to rob him and then shot him in the stomach. in the last two days this is the third time a cab or livery driver has been attacked in worcester. >> christa: and happening today, two alleged bank robbers are due in court after sending police on a high-speed chase. this started at the rockland yesterday. when the suspects took off, the attleboro police chief followed them. they made it to taunton and a second police chief threw down some spietion, flattening their front tires. since the attleboro chief was still on their tail, he rammed their bumper after seeing a school bus ahead, sending them into a tailspin. >> i've been in pursuits before, but this is the longest pursuit
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i've stopped six of my cruise ers. i heard it. as the vehicles were approach, i stopped traffic in one lane and deployed the stop sticks in another. >> christa: police arrested the suspects shortly after. luckily no one was hurt. >> sarah: another public meeting at the mbta's fare hikes will be held tonight at the transportation building in boston at 5:00. the mbta is facing a $242 million budget gap. faculty members at brown are set to vote on whether to change the name of columbus day. they will vote today on whether to rename it indigenous people's day on campus. administrators dropped the columbus day moniker in 2009 referring to that monday instead as part of the school's fall weekend. efforts are under way to drop columbus day across the country. >> christa: and we're following more news today. governor charlie baker backing plans to make a quabbin reservoir island a new home for a venomous rattlesnake. the island would help the endangered species repopulate,
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concerned the snakes could put people in danger. baker sites wildlife experts who say it's unlikely the snakes would survive if they did manage to escape. >> sarah: a worcester mother facing a judge after police say they raided her home and found three young children living in filth. sheyla montalvo is accused of selling drugs out of her apartment. prosecutors say detectives searching the home found it completely trashed with animal feces in the room. natasha riley-murphy, another woman living in that home, is also facing drug charges. >> christa: new this morn, the little boy from rhode island who has a rare form of terminal cancer is set to get his very own license plate. the r.m.v. says they're giving eight-year-old dorian murray a special d-strong belate in wakefield. now, dorian says his final wish is to be famous in china. d-strong has gone viral on social media after his dad expressed his wish in a facebook post.
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bombing survivor is staying strong and prepping for this year's race. adrianne haslet-davis lost her left leg below the knee in the 2013 attacks at the finish line. now she's training to run the 130th boston marathon. she says it's a way for her to heal and help others all at the same time. >> this is a way for me to give back, not only to physically run the marathon to say a giant thank you to everyone, but also to remember those sitting on the couch who don't have legs because of insurance coverage who are on the waiting list for limbs for life. >> sarah: haslet is testing out a new running blade as she gets ready. what an inspiration. >> christa: to see her so strong and healthy, that's wonderful. it's 5:37. we're getting a sneak peek at the super bowl ads. some people watch just for the ads, right? >> sarah: yep. and no plug no problem. the new technology apple is
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iphone users to charge their device without needing to plug it into a wall. >> chris: one degree. we were just shy of the record high in boston yesterday afternoon at 65 degrees. it won't be as warm but still a nice winter's day, mid to upper 40s this afternoon. rain and wind to talk about for tomorrow. your seven-day forecast coming up. >> danielle: and good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway. only about 11 minutes from braintree into boston. but if you're taking route 3 to get to the expressway, we have an accident northbound just before the braintree split. so far the "t" is on time.
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>> christa: oh, we're back. 5:41. and your next. >> sarah: phone may not need a charging cable, thank goodness. apple is looking the add wireless charging technology to its smartphone that would allow you to charge the phone without having to plug it in. instead you simply place it near a wireless charging station. the new technology isn't expected to be introduced until at least next year. >> christa: i thought they already had that, though. >> sarah: all right. a british woman is asking kit kat to give her a breck and a
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this 20-year-old was upset after she bought an eight-pack of the candy bars and found none of them had the wafers in them. they were just chocolate bars. she wrote a letter to necssarily a -- nestle saying she wants a lifetime supply of it can car bar -- kit cat bars so she can act as an extra means of quality control. >> christa: major problem. this is really cute. he barely knows how to walk, but at 14 months, this toddler from utah is learning to snowboard. look, he's giving a high-five, too, like, yeah, i did it. her parents started her off in the backyard. good place the start off. last week she actually hit the slopes, and they say that she loves it. see, you got to get... so bare has just started rolling over, she's five months, so this is the next step for her. >> sarah: my goodness. how cute. i want the steal that hat. it's so stinking cute. >> christa: what are you waiting for?
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>> sarah: we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is coming up next. fears over the zika virus growing in the u.s. as the disease spreads. how the world health organization is taking action coming up. >> christa: also why a mural memorializing the victims of the sandy hook school shooting is now getting covered up. >> sarah: and we continue to follow breaking news. hillary clinton now in new hampshire after being declared the apparent winner of the iowa caucus overnight. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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>> sarah: welcome back, 5:45. time now for everything you need start you day off right. >> christa: it's know and go time. chris, what do you have for us? >> chris: it's a nice winter's day ahead of us. 65 in boston, just one degree of the record high for the date. the big debate: shadow or no shadow today? groundhog day, i think the shadow will be seen here by miss g coming out of her place in drumland farm up in lincoln. so we'll probably get six more weeks of winter for a prediction later on this morning in the commonwealth. 39 in boston. 27 in plymouth. 26 in norwood right now. so it's a cooler start to the day. but it's not all this cool for the time of year. compare it to last february when
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air and snow in place. not the case this time. so far take a look back through the midwest. different story. blizzard conditions developing across northern kansas, back enter february member. that's going to continue into iowa, eventually minnesota and back through the great lakes. this is the storm that we're watching for tomorrow. not for the snow, because the track will go through the great lakes. we're on the warmer side of it. so that means rain for us as we get enter tomorrow, especially in the afternoon and into the evening hours. now, it's rather quiet through the overnight hours tonight, clouds thickening up late overnight tonight, and tomorrow mid-morning, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, rain starting to overspread the area from west to east. i do expect the rain to be most widespread in the afternoon and into the evening. locally heavy downpours certainly a possibility, maybe even a rumble of thunder out there late in the afternoon and into the evening. most towns half an inch to an inch of water, so it's a quick-hitting storm system, but it will drop some big puddles out there on the roadway,
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commute, and a gusty wind, at times gusting out of the south close to 40mph. with the strongest gusts of the evening out of the south, that's when we'll have our warmest temperatures late in the day enter the early evening hours. today no problems out there. mostly sunny skies. light breeze. temperatures mid-40s to near 50 degrees this afternoon. then we increase the cloud cover tonight. 27 to 34. and the rain moves in tomorrow. could be a couple lingering showers in the morning close to the coastline on thursday. otherwise thursday should be drying out and staying dry into the weekend. guys? >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. here's a look at the expressway northbound. starting to slow down. not too bad out there yet. let's go to the maps. from the braintree split be boston, that drive is 13 minutes. still watching this accident. this is in braintree on route 3 northbound just before the braintree split. so that's causing some slowing there. south of town, no major issues. this here on 95 northbound at neponset street, this is a work crew just running late, causing some minor slowing.
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boston eastbound, no major delays. you're mostly green. there heading into town on 93, you're slow and go from 495 over 128 into boston. route 1 looking good so far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. into town, 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: breaking news in the race for the white house. it looks like hillary clinton may have reversed the curse. this morning she's the apparent winner of the iowa caucus. only one precinct is left to report, and she holds a four-delegate advantage. so razor thin here. at this point bernie sanders isn't saying whether his historically close result. we'll keep you posted. as for the republicans, ted cruz is the projected winner in iowa. donald trump coming in second,
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and marco rubio finishing just a point behind trump, so the plot thickens. and it's on to new hampshire. several candidates actually landing in the granite state overnight. >> sarah: with just one week to go until the primary, the focus is now shifting to new england, and 7's nancy chen live at the airport in manchester with more. hey, nancy. >> nancy: hey there. good morning to you both. this is it. the candidates have been dividing their attention now for months between iowa and new hampshire, but now their focus is solely on new hampshire, at least for next week until the big primary on tuesday. and as you mentioned, this airport behind me here in manchester has been a busy one with candidates arriving one after the other overnight, arriving here the trek all over to win those votes. i saw ted cruz myself arriving with his family in tow. they were a little sleepy, but they have one busy day ahead of hillary clinton and bernie sanders meantime coming off that incredibly close finish in iowa with clinton the apparent winner. sanders leading the polls right
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events in new hampshire today, and clinton has two with her husband bill joining her at one of them. that's in nashua. now on the republican side of things, ted cruz will be looking to capitalize off his momentum in iowa. he really focuses his efforts there while donald trump has been prioritizing both in new hampshire, even going so far as to come back here this past weekend with the caucus just days away at that point. and marco rubio, he got here first this morning among the group around 2:00. and he is looking the make up ground following a strong third-place finish last night. the granite state has also been the main focus for john kasich, jeb bush and chris christie, who are really putting their eggs in one basket for new hampshire. they were already here last night campaigning. none of them got more than 5% support in iowa. so a strong showing here is a must if they want to stay in the race. so now we have exactly one week to go before new hampshire
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it is go time between all the candidates. there are at least 18 scheduled events between all of them. so very busy day here in new hampshire. live in manchester, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nancy. thank you. we will have our brand-new, exclusive tracking polls out of new hampshire each and every morning until the primary a week from today. 7's political editor andy hiller will break down the numbers in a live report at 6:45 right here on "today in new england." >> sarah: . >> sarah: new this morning, newtown high school receiving some backlash after covering up a mural that pays tribute to the victims of sandy hook out of concern it was upsetting for the students there. school administrators covered up the painting of a dream catcher which had the words "in loving memory" out of fear it was too painful for students. the former student who painted it says covering up the mural is not the right move, and the school should instead help students deal with their feelings. >> christa: right now police in manchester, new hampshire,
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they say the man you're about the see in these surveillance photos robbed a gas station at gunpoint saturday night. the clerk handed over money in the register and then the thief ran off. police say there may be a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. >> sarah: new details regarding the zika virus. the world health organization is taking action and declaring a global emergency over the spread of the virus. it's calling it an extraordinary event. the disease has been linked to birth defects in babies, especially in brazil. the group says there could be as many as four million cases of zika in the americas in the next year. the last time an emergency was declared was in 2014 over the ebola outbreak. >> christa: we have new details in the federal health investigation of chipotle. the c.d.c. says that even though the investigation is over, they still can't pinpoint a cause. the investigation looked at two separate e. coli outbreaks involving the popular chain restaurant. dozens of customers were affected at restaurants on the
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to the norovirus outbreak, a separate thing that shut down the cleveland circle chipotle in boston last year. new this morning, general electric announcing it won't be making compact flores ptd bulbs anymore by the end of 2 year. they will instead focus on high-efficiency led and halogen, incandescent bulbs. compatibility. it took locker to reach fulbrightness and burned out sooner. >> sarah: before you decide the make an offer on you new dream home, beware of things a seller may tried to hide. check for leaky faucets and ceilings. real estate agents often plug these up temporarily to attract offers. next, look for any issues with the roof of foundation, any major cracks can lead to mold and cause thousands to repair. and lastly, find out how old the water heaters and hvac systems are.
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don't know, but a home inspector can find out very quickly. >> christa: on 7news, we won't get to see all the super bowl ads until sunday's big game. >> sarah: i love the ads. they're one of my favorite part. mountain dew likely to be the front-runner when it comes to creating the most bizarre ad of the year. take a look. i'm so confused. i think we have to see the whole ad to get it maybe? over the past few days mountain dew posted videos on twitter showing the star of the ad. the creature looks lick a baby, a monkey, maybe a space alien.
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super bowl ad in 16 years, so hopefully it will make sense once it airs. >> christa: i'm just thinking, is this what happens if you drink the product, because that's not a great ad. oh, my goodness. anyway, so football fans are expected to eat a lot of chicken wings i guess, as well, for super bowl 69. i think we'll have much more on
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>> christa: breaking news. the iowa caucuses coming down to a final few votes. >> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. >> breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you, iowa!
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>> god bless the great state of iowa. >> sarah: ted cruz inches out donald trump. >> new hampshire, we love new hampshire. >> christa: now it's on to new hampshire. we're live as the candidates arrive ahead of next weekend's primary. >> sarah: also breaking overnight, a cab driver attacked on duty, the third assault in worcester in a week. snow and police called to the homes of two local politicians. are they victims of swatting? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. good morning. very busy morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. forecast. first week of february, chris, and we're loving these temperatures. >> chris: we started off on the right foot, right? temperatures yesterday mid-60s, one degree shy of the record high in boston. still nice weather out there today. just not as mild. 38 in boston right now. 25 norwood. 25 in fitchburg. temperatures 15 to 20 degrees cooler than this time yesterday morning, but we do have clear skies and we will have quite a bit of sunshine as we go throughout the day. and temperatures bouncing back
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a good ten degrees above seasonal levels for the time of year. tomorrow rain arriving, the heaviest of it will be in the afternoon. what are we watching for that? the the evidence -- the the heaviest rain and wind continuing into the evening hours. rain totals, about an inch of water out there by the time it's all said and done. more on the seven-day forecast coming up. >> christa: let's turn things over to danielle gersh for your up-to-the-minute traffic report. >> danielle: hello, everyone. let's go to the maps. still keeping an eye on that accident in braintree. this is just before the braintree split on route 3 northbound. some back-up there. south of town, no major delays to tell you about. on route 3, 24, 95, this you're seeing here, this was a work crew that was working late, but it's cleared now. good news there. the pike, framingham into boston, eastbound looking good so far. heading into town on 93 southbound, you're slow and go from lawrence into woburn and then into boston. route 1 looking good so far this morning.
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if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 20 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike, no delays there. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 17 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking news in the race for the white house, hillary clinton is the apparent winner of the iowa caucus. it's a razor-thin margin. just five delegates separating her and bernie sanders. both candidates registering at 50%. >> christa: take a look at the g.o.p. side. ted cruz is taking a victory lap this morning. the texas senator edging out donald trump for the first place in iowa. and marco rubio really coming in a close third. so very interesting here. cruz and rubio may have really benefited from what they're calling an historically large turnout in iowa. >> sarah: this morning the clinton campaign declaring victory. 7's kris anderson joins us with all the overnight developments. >> kris: sarah and christa, what a night it was. there was a record turnout at the caucuses. you also mentioned the close democratic race.
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well, overnight, claims that some caucus sites weren't properly staffed, but the democratic party says that that did not have an impact on the result. the vote continued into the early morning hours with the democratic race in a virtual tie for most of caucus night. by the time both candidates took the stage, neither could declare victory, but both seemed to put a positive spin on the result. >> and while the results are still not complete, it looks like we'll have about half of the iowa delegates. [cheering and applause] >> as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief -- thank you, iowa! >> kris: on the republican side, the results were also close, but a clear win e.ner emerged, texas senator ted cruz was projected as winner. >> tonight is a victory for
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nation. >> kris: polls showed donald trump in the lead in the days leading up to the caucus, and many thought a big turnout would lead to a win for him, but trump was the runner-up despite a record number of voters caucusing. >> we finished second. i want to tell you something, i'm just honored. i'm really honored. and i want the congratulate ted. >> kris: marco rubio had a strong showing, nipping at trump's heels and becoming the republican establishment's best hope. >> when i am nominee, we will unite our party and we will grow our party and we will defeat hillary clinton or bernie sanders or whoever they nominate. >> kris: well, it helped bernie sanders the most was that big youth turnout he had been looking for. in des moines there were so many first-timers signing up, voters at the caucus site, one ran out of registration forms. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: two candidates dropping out of the race for the white house, democratic martin o'malley registered less than 1%
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huckabee ending his bid after a weak showing in the caucuses he had won eight years earlier. >> christa: the next big test for the candidates is new hampshire. the primary one week from today, and the campaigns are converging on the granite state as we speak. let's head out live to the nach airport where they're arriving. nancy chen is live this morning. nancy? >> nancy: it's been a busy morning here. new hampshire is now the place to be. the top candidates are arriving here overnight from iowa as the focus now turns squarely to new hampshire, and these candidates will be crisscrossing the state trying to get those votes. the candidates wasting no time leaving iowa, coming here. marco rubio was first to touch down overnight in manchester, arriving around 2:00 a.m. i saw ted cruz coming in with his family, as well. but rubio, the florida senator, looking to make a move from the pack, bunched up we hide donald trump in new hampshire. he will be in exeter for a israeli tonight.
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hoping for a repeat here. cruz spent a lot of time and resources in iowa, so today he really needs the gain some ground. today he will be at an event in wind hamp and donald trump, who holds a big lead in the new hampshire polls is looking to hold on to that lead this week, kicking things off with an evening rally up if milford. as for the democrats, hillary clinton landing here earlier this morning after her apparent first-place finish in iowa. busy day for her. she will be in nashua later on this morning for an event with her husband. she will attempt a rally tonight in hampton. bernie sanders has also already landed. he will start out his day in manchester with two more rallies later on in the day in keene and claremont. sanders holding on to a big lead in the polls here. he says he is optimistic. >> we look forward to doing well here in new hampshire, and after that we're off to battle in south carolina, where i think we're going the surprise a whole
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iowa. >> nancy: sanders has not said whether he will contest the results in iowa. live in new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, nancy. and we're doing something no other boston television station is doing. for next week we'll track day by day what new hampshire voters are thinking in our exclusive 7news/umass lowell tracking poll. andy hiller is closely monitoring move. in the granite state. coming up at 6:45 he'll have new polling numbers ore night so you can see who is leading the pack this morning. >> christa: we have breaking news overnight. police are investigating the shooting of a cab driver out in worcester. right now he's in the hospital. let's head out live to worcester where we have 7's nicole oliverio on the story. nicole, this is the latest in a string of attacks on drivers, is that right. >> christa: . >> nicole: this is the third attack since saturday morning. now it's unclear if they are connected, but police say they
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suspect in this latest incident. the problem is they didn't get a good description of the suspect because he had his face covered. this happened last night at 10:00. police responding to stockton street to reports of a cab driver shot. according to investigators, they say the cab pulled up to a stockton street address, assuming that he was picking up a customer. as soon as he got to that address, the suspect opened the door and attempted to rob that cab driver. now, there was a brief struggle and that driver was shot. the suspect then took off. when police arrived, they say the driver was still in the cab, he was conscious and rushed to the hospital. and as you mentioned, this is the third attack on either a cab driver or livery driver here in worcester. the other two happening on saturday. one livery driver was held at knifepoint. the other at gunpoint. they were robbed but not injured. police are now looking the see if they can possibly be connected. live in worcester, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: also breaking overnight, police say a man died after his motorcycle crashed
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woburn. they say the victim was in his 20s. it happened on main and cross street. police are investigating why the motorcycle crashed. a sandwich woman is behind bars after taking a dangerous drive and dragging another woman more than two miles with with her car in dorchester. xia ying zhou covered her face in court yesterday. prosecutors say zhou hit a man and a woman who were crossing the street in chinatown. the woman was pinned under the car and prosecutors say when zhou noticed j she just dove away. her attorneys argue, though, she did try the help. >> she was driving, thought that the car was operating in a strange way. she pulled out of the exit. and at that particular point in time she saw the person and tried to assist them. >> christa:. >> sarah: zhou is pleading not guilty to the charges against her. both victims were taken to the hospital. the woman is in critical condition. no happening today, the case against a plainville teen
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commit suicide will be back in juvenile court today. carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter. prosecutors say she helped her friend, conrad roy, come up with plan the kill himself in 2014 and then sent him text messages hassling him when he procrastinated. comedian bill cosby expected to be back in a pennsylvania court today. cosby and his attorneys are hoping to get the criminal sex out. he's been charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his pennsylvania home in 2004. a total of more than 50 women have so far accused cosby of sexual misconduct. >> sarah: still ahead, two local lawmakers become the target of swatters. one of them has been working to stop those kinds of bogus emergency calls. >> christa: also the mbta considering another hike in fares. and how your voice can be heard on the issue coming up. >> sarah: wild weather sending a tv crew to the hospital
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clean-up story. >> chris: dry with sunshine. cooler day today. the wet weather will settle in tomorrow, especially in the afternoon and evening. more on that forecast coming up. >> christa: and we're following the results out of iowa this morning. a razor tight race between the democrats, but hillary clinton's campaign is claiming victory. she's being called the apparent winner. for the republicans, ted cruz getting the win over donald trump. we'll be right back. what would you do with five minutes to kill, and a smart phone? check the scores. probably post a pic. how about register to vote? really? you can. five minutes online and a massachusetts drivers license is all it takes to register so you can vote for our next president. go to registertovotema.com. it's that easy. done. i just registered. that was easy.
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>> sarah: welcome back. it is 6:14. compared the last year, this first week of february... i ran yesterday without a coat on. >> christa: i know. a lot of people were outside new york coat whatsoever. the question is why. maybe we should just enjoy it and stop asking questions.
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why. we had a really warm winter. we were back down into the deep freeze. a lot of this winter dictated across the country with that strong el nio. we've been watching that pattern. southern branch of the jetstream very active. we've been able to keep a lot of the cold air locked in canada thus far. you can get occasional outbreaks of cold and snow into new england. we still have some winter left. so we're not sticking a fork in it quite yet. 38 many n boston. wind out of the northwest at about 6mph. light winds throughout the day. temperatures run entering the 20s and 30s at this hour. we're not going to be as warm as yesterday. yesterday topping off at 65 degrees. that was one degree shy of the record high for the date. providence, rhode island, at 66 degrees yesterday afternoon that. was good enough for the record. taunton, norwood coming in with two of the warmer locations at 67 degrees. not since february 1st, like upper 60s, right? mainly clear skies. we'll continue to see sunshine throughout the day. yes, this groundhog day, punxsutawney phil or miss g in
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their shadows? we'll have a lot of sunshine out there, of course, but if they see the shadow, that means six more weeks of winter, although we've had an easy winter, so six more weeks like yesterday. sign us up, right? increasing clouds, 27 to 34 degrees. i do see some colder weather. as soon as we get enter the second week of february. even more southboundal toward the weekend. big storm and a big snowstorm across iowa stretching into nebraska. blizzard conditions there. this is going to stretch all the way into the u.p. of michigan over next couple days. what you saw there, winter storm warnings and blizzard warnings in parts of the midwest stretching into the great lakes. so travel out that way will be slow if not a lot of flights canceled for some of the towns and cities out that way. for us, i think we're dry through about 8:00, 9:00. then we'll watch rain overspread the area. become heavier and steadier mid-day into the afternoon and into the evening. this is our storm system, no snow to talk about. we're on the warmer side of it.
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this i do expect an inch of rain, ballpark for many towns. gusts 406mph. the the heaviest of the rain and wind will be tomorrow afternoon. into the evening hours. you notice that rain chance increasing as you go throughout the day into the afternoon and evening. temperatures increasing as well. your warmest temperatures tomorrow, in the evening, so that's 57, 56, 59 degrees, not until after sunset. taking a look at the seven-day first, quiet weekend ahead of us. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. quiet on the roads here, too. this is the braintree split, not looking too bad as you head toward the expressway. let's go to the maps, though, because we're still keeping an eye on this accident in braintree before the split. this is route 3 northbound causing some minor delays there. some minor delays on route 3 through weymouth and route 24 as you approach 128. but nothing too bad south of town. the pike from framingham into boston, mostly green. so no major delays to tell you about there. 93 southbound, you're slow and go from lawrence over 128 and
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route 1 looking pretty good is far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 23 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, in delays there. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 27 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. a tv crew in california greg thurt while covering storm clean-up out there. the team was rushed to the hospital after getting hit by a large tree when it suddenly fell over. they both required surgery. one of the victims has serious injuries, and you can see a few cars were also crushed from different branches. >> sarah: this morning we're learning that police and swat teams were sent to the homes of two local politicians over the weekend. they're the targets of swatters. 7's victoria warren live in melrose. vicki, a congresswoman who is trying to put an end to swatting was actually targeted. >> victoria: she was targeted in melrose.
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family on sunday night when this 911 call came in here to the melrose police department, reporting a shooting. but this call was a fake. and it's just the type of call that she has introduced legislation to battle. the melrose swat team swarmed this home. inside congresswoman katherine clark and her family. the police responding to a call that someone was shooting, but it turns out the congresswoman was the victim of a fake 911 call. >> someone's idea of a bad joke, and i think it's unfortunate that it would take up time and energy from the congresswoman. >> victoria: neighbors upset and melrose police want answers. the crime is known as "swatting," it's when fake emergencies are reported causing swat teams to get sent out the unsuspecting homes or businesses. congresswoman clark has taken a strong stance against swatting, even introducing legislation to stop it. the congresswoman clearly isn't the only victim.
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robet hedlund was also targeted. a computerized voice called 911 giving his address saying multiple shots fired. the call was fake. in a statement, congresswoman clark remains committed to pushing for new laws, saying, "no mother should have to answer the door to the police in the middle of the night and fear for her family's safety because an anonymous person disagrees with her." melrose police are taking this very seriously. they are continuing their investigation. live this morning in melrose, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: fill ahead here at 6:20 on this tuesday, the zika virus worse than first thought. the decks la ration now from the world health organization. ism also ahead, dramatic police - chase through two bay state towns. how the police chiefs teamed up to take down a couple bank robbers. >> christa: and a boy in a football jersey amazing people with his rendition of adele's
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>> chris: time is 6:24 on this tuesday morning. good morning, everybody. 20s and 30s this morning. we do have temperatures running cooler compared to yesterday. it looks like it's going to be a cooler day, but still a nice day with temperatures mid to upper 40s. >> now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. college hockey fan, we're keeping a close eye on the garden last night, wondering if this is the year northeastern finally wins the beanpot again. of the 63 beanpot tournaments and haven't won it since 1988 compared to their opening-round opponent, b.u., who has won it 30 times. and it's the reigning champs that strike force. b.u.'s robbie baillargeon knocks in the goal.
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three minutes later, the terriers on the attack again. charlie mcavoy nets a nasty wrister there. b.u. builds a 2-0 lead. they advance to the championship game with a 3-1 win. b.c. coach jerry york with a college record 1,001 wins coming into the game against harvard. and it's the crimson coach's son tying the game at one. the score was knoted at two in the second. eagles on the power play. white nets the game winner. eagles win it 3-2, so it will be b.c. and b.u. in the beanpot final next monday night. and the bruins return from the all-star break tonight hosting toronto at the garden. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. ism patriots quarterback tom brady already getting a start on the 2016 nfl season. brady posted this picture on facebook monday with the caption, "two-a-days have begun." the picture shows him putting in a personal workout and showing off his personalized watch. the pats won't be in super bowl
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brady is expected to be there this weekend as the nfl honors the previous super bowl m.v.p. award recipient. >> christa: getting back on the horse, right? >> sarah: never any down time. >> christa: or start at the bottom and start climbing or whatever you want to say. up next we have the latest from iowa. tight races for both of the parties. we have the surprises and the upsets coming your way. >> sarah: the move to rebuild a rattlesnake population in massachusetts is making some people squirm. but not governor baker. he's weighing in on the plan. >> christa: and it's groundhog day. that. >> sarah: wow. it's a party. >> christa: this is some classic m.j. moves almost. this is punxsutawney phil. he's about to come out and predict the length of winner. they're having a grand old time
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heat in iowa. >> what iowa has begun is a political revolution. >> i will keep fighting for you. ism while ted cruz stumps trump. >> we finished second. i'm just honored. >> christa: and now it's on to new hampshire this morning. andy hiller has new poll numbers live from the granite state. ism also declaring an emergency. health officials getting tough on a danger us are virus spreading around the world. >> christa: and teaming up for a takedown. two local police chiefs chase and capture suspected bank robbers on the run. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. it's 6:30. thanks for staying us with. e-mail sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. very busy morning in politics, and who can forget, ground hog day. as we check in with with our real meteorologist chris lambert, why didn't you take the day off for a felled day? >> chris: i would have had to go all the way to pennsylvania.
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she's going to come out around 1:00 and give her forecast. 38 in boston. taking a look at the forecast, mainly clear skies. pretty good bet our local groundhog will be able to see her shadow this morning with mostly center skies. look at the numbers this afternoon. we're in the as warm as yesterday. but still middle to upper 40s. it is a pleasant afternoon by february standards, despite it being cooler than yesterday. rain arriving tomorrow. the steadiest of it mid-day through this afternoon. we'll talk more on that forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. this is route 93 heading into boston. let's go to the maps in wilmington on route 93 southbound. we have a disabled vehicle blocking the center lane. so that's causing some back-up there. we have another accident in billerica, and that's on route 3 from braintree into boston, that drive 25 minutes. still keeping an eye on this accident. this is route 3 northbound, just before the braintree split. south of town, no major issues to tell you about.
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weymouth and then on route 24 northbound, as you approach 128, and same with 95 as you approach 128. the pike slow and go from framingham into boston, but no major delays to tell you about. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 25 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, in delays there. 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 27 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking news in the race for the white house this morning, hillary clinton is the apparent winner of the iowa caucus squeaking out a win over delegates. >> christa: very close. also very close on the republican side, as well. so lots of drama. let's go to 7's kris anderson with a breakdown of the kris? >> kris: plenty of drama. is over. the vote verse spoken. after counting all night long, we have two winners for you this morning. first on the democratic side, hillary clinton pulling it off,
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take a look at that. the race so close that at three caucus sites clinton literally won by a coin toss. after the results were at a stalemate, they decided to flip a coin to decide who to support. >> i am honored to stand in the long line of american reformers who make up our minds that the status quo is not good enough, that standing still is not an option. >> i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment and, by the way, to the media establishment. >> kris: on the republican side, another close race, though not as close to the democrats. donald trump second place behind ted cruz followed closely in third by marco rubio. it was a record turnout for republicans in iowa. those three candidates garnered
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then there's massive dropoff for the rest of the field. >> we will continue to campaign the same way -- sitting down person-to-person, leader-to-leader, v.f.w. hall to dunkin' donuts, returning to the great state of new hampshire. >> we will go on to get the republican nomination and we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there. >> the people of this great state have sent a very clear message. after seven years of barack obama, we are not waiting any longer to take our country back. >> those are the three who did well. there were, however, some campaign casualties last night. after poor showings, democratic candidate martin o'malley and republican candidate mike huckabee both suspended their campaigns. that's the very latest live at the breaking newsdesk, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, chris. thank you. also breaking overnight, police
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shot a cab driver out in worcester. police say the driver was dispatched to stockton street, thinking he was going to pick up a customer, but instead a masked suspect tried to rob him and then shot him in the stomach in in the last two days this is the third time a cab or livery driver has been attacked out in worcester. a weymouth firefighter is off the job this morning after criticizing the use of the lifesaving drug narcan on overdose victims. the 12-year veteran has been suspended three months without pay. this is the result of facebook post that called people who need narcan losers and implied they should be left to die. the mayor says the firefighter is sorry for what he said. >> with the position that you hold, in this case someone whose job is related the saving lives, there are some boundaries that you have the abide by on those comments. >> people are very passionate about this and upset about it. >> christa: the firefighter
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training and will no longer serve as a first responder when he returns. >> sarah: two police chiefs teaming up after two suspected bank robbers led them on a high-speed chase. this started at the rockland trust bank in attleboro yesterday. when the suspects took off, the attleboro police chief followed them. when they made it to taunton, a second police chief threw down spikes, flattening their front tires. since the attleboro chief was still on their tail, he rammed their bumper, sending them enter a tailspin. >> i've been in pursuits before, but this was the listeningest pursuit i have ever been in. i have stop sticks on my cruiser. i heard it. as the vehicles were approaching, i stopped traffic and deployed the stop sticks in the other. >> sarah: nobody was hurt. the two suspects are expected to be in court today. >> christa: the world health organization is now taking action when it comes to the zika virus. they're declirg a global emergency over the spread of this virus. they're calling it an extraordinary event. the disease has been linked to
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the group says there could be as many as four million cases of zika in the americas in the next year. the last time an mirg si was declared was back in 2014 over the ebola outbreak. >> sarah: another public meeting on the mbta's proposed fare hikes will be held this evening. it will be held at the transportation building in boston and it's set to begin at 5:00. the mbta is facing a $242 million budget gap. governor charlie baker backing plans to make a quabbin reservoir island the new home for a venomous rattlesnake. the island would help the endangered species repopulate. nearby residents are concerned the snakes could put people in danger, but baker sites wildlife experts who say it's unlikely that snakes would survive if they ever did manage to escape. >> christa: so still ahead once again, we have much more on the zika virus and health officials getting tough on stopping the spread. >> sarah: what does a british
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adele with a message for all of the candidates. >> christa: and you're looking at live pictures of punxsutawney, pennsylvania. look at the celebrate. they have fireworks going. this is the 130th anniversary of groundhog day. >> sarah: they're playing "star wars" muse snick. >> christa: will we have six
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>> sarah: 6:40 a.m., trending today -- there's a fire starting in my heart reaching a fever pitch >> sarah: adele votes no on using her song. the british singer is the latest musician to remind politicians that she has not given any music. she didn't name any specific campaign, but donald trump did use rolling in the deep at a few of his rallies. hello from the other side at least i can say that i tried ism oh, my gosh, he's amazing. >> christa: if you're not watching tv and you're just listening, come on in right now. you might think this is adele singing. it's not.
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an 11-year-old boy from ohio is belting out her hit "hello." his mom recorded the performance. he just amazed family and friends, and now this video has amazed so many more. it has more than a million likes on facebook. >> sarah: i'm going to have to go watch the whole thing. mountain dew likely the front-runner when it comes to creating the most bizarre ad for this year's super bowl. over the past few day, mountain dew posted videos on twitter showing the star of the ad, so a creature like a mixture of a baby monkey, a horse, space alien, who knows. this is mountain dew's first super bowl ad in 16 years. but hopefully when it plays in full, it will make more sense maybe? >> christa: the only thing i think of is if you drink it, do you have a monkey/donkey/baby. 6:42. now that iowa is over, it's on
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up next, andy hiller's exclusive new poll numbers from the granite state coming your way. >> andy: a dramatic night from des moines. we'll have the latest on the results and a crazy caucus. >> sarah: and we're following breaking news. a truck has rolled over on 128 southbound in needham. a ramp is closed near highland avenue. we'll have the latest coming up in fast track traffic. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need
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above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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>> christa: good morning. 6:45. and we're following result in the race from the white house. our team of reporters following the campaign from iowa the new hampshire. >> sarah: it's time to know and go. we have all your day's top stories coming up. >> christa: let's start off with chris lambert and more on your forecast. >> chris: cooler out there. starting off this morning in the 30 in boston. 30 in worcester. a good 10 to 15 to 20 degrees cooler than this time yesterday morning for most towns and cities. clear skies. holding on to the sunshine throughout the day. so the groundhog likely seeing her shadow there, miss g up in lincoln and drumland farm there. taking a look at the highs today, mid-40s to mere 50 degrees. so a cooler day, but it's still very comfortable outside. area of low pressure creating blizzard conditions through portions of iowa later today. back into nebraska. this storm heading through the great lakes, where it will continue its extent of winter weather, the pink winter storm warnings, orange blizzard
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that track is the warm track for us here in new england. and that means rain. rain will overspread the area late morning through the early afternoon hours tomorrow. most widespread and the heaviest tomorrow afternoon into the evening hours. along with the gusty wind coming in out of the southeast and into the south there. so about a half an inch to an inch of rain. not a tremendous amount. we'll get some big puddles out there during the day. looks like the gustiest winds will arrive tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. gusting to 40mph. high temperatures tomorrow upper 50s. in the evening, much of the day in the 40s to low 50s. guys? track traffic with danielle gersh. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. hello, everyone. this is 128 southbound. the ramp in needham. rolled over. you can see we have ambulances, fire trucks obscene. the ramp is closed. let's go to the maps. is. southbound. and then northbound on 128 in needham, we also have an
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at highland avenue, as well. this was an earlier disabled vehicle on 93 southbound in wilmington at route 16. that's cleared. so good news there. billerica, still keeping an eye on this accident. this is route 3 southbound as you head toward 128. south of town from braintree into boston on the expressway northbound, that drive 28 minutes. south of town some slowing as you approach 128 on route 24 and then as you approach the braintree split on route 3. but no other major delays to tell you about. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. your longest drive, 33 minutes from 128 to the zakim bridge. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's get right to the breaking news. hillary clinton is the apparent democratic winner of the iowa caucuses. clinton and bernie sanders each registering with 50% and really just a few delegates giving clinton the razor-thin edge here.
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ted cruz handing donald trump a big loss in iowa. >> christa: it's a nail-biter. it kept people guessing into the early morning hours. here's 7's dan hausle live for us right now in iowa. dan, good morning. >> dan: good morning. well, the democrats are holding off on making it official, partially remembering four years ago when the republicans got it wrong actually, declaring mitt romney the winner and weeks later having to say, no, santorum was actually the winner in iowa. so that democratic race dramatically close, but surprises on the republican side, as well. >> join me. let's go win the nomination. >> iowa, thank you. >> dan: democratic voters split right down the mid-until iowa with each candidate celebrating before a winner could be announced. >> i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you, iowa. >> i believe we're going to do so well in new hampshire and in the other states that follow.
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side, the race was close, but ted cruz with claim victory over his rivals. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> dan: despite a lead in the polls in recent days, donald trump says he was okay with finishing second. >> i'm just honored. i'm really honored. i want the congratulate ted. and i want the congratulate all of the incredible candidates. >> dan: meanwhile, for rubio, he hopes a stroke third-place finish makes him a strong contender going forward. >> for months they told us we had no chance. for months they told us because we offer toad much optimism in a time of anger we had no chance. >> well, the snow held off. it's supposed to come in the next few minutes actually. but that meant there was the big turnout some were saying would happen. that was supposed to help sanders and trump. in the end it didn't put either
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we're live from des moines, iowa, dan hausle, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: what's happening in iowa right now is different from primary. our new exclusive poll numbers show two clear front-runners in the granite state, and 7's andy hiller live in manchester with the new numbers from overnight. good morning, andy. >> andy: good morning. bring it on. iowa is history, and now new hampshire is getting ready the make some of its own. the candidates are coming, or they arrived overnight. and a week before new hampshire votes, republican donald trump and democrat bernie sanders are both big leaders here, though only one of them won in iowa last night. despite his disappointing finish in the caucus, donald trump is still the leader here with 38%. ted cruz is second with 14% and marco rubio is third with 10%. john kasich and jeb bush both have 9%. the rest of the republicans are in low single digits. chris christie 5%, ben carson
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rand paul 2%. % still undecided. -- 7%. we can start connecting the dots on our tracking polls. we're already seeing some movement. donald trump is holding steady, but ted cruz is up two points. and marco rubio has climbed into third place with his two-point increase. there was no change for john kasich or jeb bush. the democrats had a virtual deadlock in iowa with hillary clinton winning by less than a single percentage point. but there's a lot more space between those candidates here. bernie sanders at 63% is still doubling the support gets with 30%. and in our tracking, a bit of a surprise, a 2% increase for bernie sanders, widening his already-huge margin. our tracking poll combines three days of polling, so not much of this one includes new hampshire voters reacting to the iowa results. but we should start seeing who got a bounce from iowa and who
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so stay tuned. live in new hampshire, i'm andy hiller, "today in new england." >> christa: andy, thank you so much. we appreciate it. now let's head to nancy chen live at the airport in manchester where they're just arriving, these candidates, for a big week of campaigning ahead. nancy in. >> nancy: busy morning here. good morning, christa. this is the place to be. the candidates' attention has been divided for the past couple months between iowa and new hampshire. now they're focused solely on new hampshire until the primary on tuesday. the candidates wasting no time getting here from iowa. marco rubio the first to touch down overnight in manchester. he arrived around 2:00 a.m. and it's been a flurry of activity since then. ted cruz wasting no time celebrating his big win. his campaign popped champagne bottles on the flight from iowa to new hampshire. in fact, his sef-year-old daughter caroline was dancing to "all i do is win" in the aisle. pretty cute there. as soon as he touched down in new hampshire, bernie sanders
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optimistic. big week ahead. we're now just up with week away from the primary, and it's a busy day, at least 18 scheduled events between all the candidates. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: don't forget 7news is your station for complete election coverage. we'll have a team of reporters covering all the campaigns every step of the way in the race for the white house. >> sarah: and we're following breaking news from overnight. a cab driver in worcester is shot on the job. 7's nicole oliverio is live, and nicole, police are still searching for this gunman, right? >> nicole: they are. but they say because his face was covered, they don't really have a good description of him. this all happened last night at 10:00. a cab driver pulled up to an address on stockton street when he was expecting his customer to get in. instead he was met at gunpoint by that male suspect. there was a brief struggle and then the cab driver was shot. when officers arrived, the driver was still in the car and rushed to a hospital. that suspect took off. now, worcester police say this is the third incident since
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cab driver or a livery driver has been attacked at either knifepoint or gunpoint. this cab driver, though, was the only one who was injured in those three incidents. they're trying to figure out if they're connected. live in worcester, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. police in two cities here in massachusetts are investigating cases of swatting that affected two politicians. officers in melrose say they received a call of an active shooter at the home of congresswoman katherine clark sunday night. clark was home with her husband and their children at the time. the congresswoman is coincidentally the sponsor of a bill to combat swatting, which is the act of calling in fake emergencies so swat teams are sent to unsuspecting homes and businesses. and last week weymouth mayor bob hedlund was also the target of swatting. a compute rised voice called 911 and reported that several shots were fired at his home. that call turned out to be a hoax.
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from seeing if pucks puck phil sees his shadow. people have gathered in pennsylvania. i think i just heard them say 20 minutes. they have the wait for the sun to come up there. >> christa: that would help. >> sarah: look at all of these people. as legend has it, if phil sees his shadow, we'll have six more weeks of winter. if not it will be an early spring. last year we weren't even thinking about spring as the groundhog day storm dropped up to 20 inches of snow on some parts of massachusetts. so it will be interesting to see what happens. >> christa: we'll see if miss g, our official massachusetts groundhog, agrees with phil. then if they don't, what happens then? right? >> we'll take whoever says it's an early spring. that's the prediction we'll go with. what winter. we haven't had much of it so far this year. today is a cooler day, but still in the upper 40s this afternoon. rain arriving tomorrow. the bulk of the rain falling in the afternoon. and we'll watch the temperatures rise tomorrow, close to record highs by tomorrow evening. cooler but dry into the weekend. >> christa: enjoy these days,
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