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a toddler's death under investigation this morning. >> christa: and we have new details surrounding the deaths of marines killed in a helicopter crash, including a local man. what officials say they've now discovered. >> sarah: and new this morning, several cases of whopping cough are being reported in norwell. the symptoms school officials want parents to be looking out for. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it's 5:00. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. an incredible run weather-wise. nothing in life is perfect, though. we have a little hiccup it sounds like possibly for today. i think we can deal with it, chris. >> chris: rain is coming in with mild air. temperatures, christa, well above the average this afternoon into the evening. starting off dry. dry morning commute. the evening commute will be the wet one here as we move into southern new england. it will take several hours for it to work in.
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the rain chances start going up. mid-to-late morning, this is mostly north and west of i-95. this afternoon, fair game everyone is for showers here. between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00, 10:00 a lot of us seeing that rain. certainly a good chance of showers. temperatures warming up from the 30s back into the 50s, mid-50s by 7:00 p.m. upper 50s by 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. high temperature today will be later on this evening. more on that forecast and the seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: okay. so the commute will look much different weather-wise. how about the roads, danielle. >> danielle: looking good so far this morning, christa. here's a look at the zakim bridge, leverett connector. no issues yet this morning. go to the map. heading into town on 93 southbound, no delays yet. south of town from the braintree split into boston on the expressway, northbound, that drive ten minutes. route 24, 95, looking good is far this morning. the pike out the framingham eastbound into boston all green. no delays the tell you about
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let's go to thelet's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. into town on the pike, 12 minutes. 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, it's on time. >> sarah: the eyes of the political world are on the granite state with just six days to go before the new hampshire primary. of course today is expected to be another busy day on the campaign trail. >> christa: candidates are rallying supporters ahead of next tuesday's primary. let's head to manchester right now. 7's nancy chen with more on what the candidates have to do today. >> nancy: busy day today here, plenty of rallies and town halls planned. there's a lot of buzz in new hampshire over marco rubio right now while bernie sanders and hillary clinton are coming together tonight for a town hall. the two remaining democratic candidates will be in the same place tonight but won't be going head to head. bernie sanders and hillary
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separately in a town hall forum with vote nergs dairy. sanders leads clinton and is showing confidence. >> we began the political revolution, not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire, but all over this country. >> nancy: clinton is not worried. >> you know, i got here in '08. i had lost if iowa, as you remember. and i was quite far behind. and i am going to do exactly now what i did then, i'm going to get out and meet as many people in new hampshire as possible. >> the next president of the united states, donald trump. unanimous --. >> nancy: donald trump getting the endorsement of scott brown in new hampshire says he's more comfortable here than in iowa. >> it probably fits me better. i've done very well in new hampshire. i've been here a lot more. i have very good relationships with the people of new hampshire. >> nancy: marco rubio has momentum on his side after a
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>> who is the boy in the bubble up here, who never answers questions, who is constantly scripted and controlled because he can't answer your questions. >> nancy: rubio mr. face plenty of questions at four separate town halls is keeping his attacks focused on hillary clinton. >> if i'm our nominee, we will beat health care,and it won't be by the flip of the coin, i promise you that. >> nancy: ted cruz left new hampshire nor a short trip to south carolina but not before complimenting granite state voters. >> y'all treat politics like we treat football in texas. >> nancy: and cruz is back in new hampshire later on this morning for a day full of events, but you know who will not be here is donald trump. he is in arkansas today for a fund-raiser. that's his only event scheduled today. we have much more coming up this morning. later on you will have seen the barrage of political ads on television recently. it's tough to miss at this point. you might be surprised by who is
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spending the least on air time. and there's evidence all that spending does not necessarily equal results. we'll explain later on this morning. for now live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. and also remember we have our brand-new exclusive tracking polls out of new hampshire each and every morning until the primary. our political editor andy hiller will break down those numbers in a live report at 6:45. stay tuned for that. also here's something new. if you have questions for andy and our pollster, we'd love to hear them. you can tweet us with a #primaryon7 and leave your questions on our facebook page. e-mail us at senditto7@whdh.com or go to our web site, as well. we'll have some of the answers to some questions on 7news at 10:30 on the c.w. ism right now police are investigating following the death of a child in iraq. a three-year-old boy was found with breathing problems this weekend before passing away.
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with the very latest. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. we now know this was a three-year-old boy rushed to the hospital from his roxbury home. some neighbors say they remember seeing the boy smiling, happy and that they never recall seeing police called to this home before. this all started on saturday night when police received a call to come out here. the report was for a toddler not breathing. the victim of some sort of trauma. the boy was rushed to the hospital. police searched the home yesterday and the boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. the department of children and families launched an investigation and also took custody of another baby in this home. the medical examiner has yet to rule on a cause of death, so police at this point say they are just continuing their investigation, trying to gert as much information as possible, and they want to hear from anyone who may have had any interactions with this child and gather any information they have that can help them out. live this morning in roxbury,
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>> christa: new details coming into our newsroom after a tragic helicopter crash in hawaii last month. several marines, including a local man, were killed in that crash. investigators have now discovered d.n.a. in their search. so for the latest on this, let's go to 7's kris anderson. kris? >> kris: christa, marine corps officials are not saying exactly what was found, but they do say they have found traces of d.n.a. linked to the marines killed in this crash. the d.n.a. was found a couple weeks ago before officials search-and-rescue efforts. up until now, there has been no sign of any of the 12 marines involved in the accident. those two helicopters crashed last month off the coast of oahu. hingham native christopher orlando was one of the marines on board the helicopter. it's in the clear if his d.n.a. was included in this discovery. however, the marine corps says they have notified families of the marines they've identified. live in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, kris. thank you.
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clear after an acid spill last night. investigators say a bottle of hydrochloric acid leaked out of a package inside a fedex truck. no one was hurt, but it did cause some major traffic trouble during the evening commute. >> sarah: happening today, catherine greig, the long-time girlfriend of whitey bulger, is set to plead guilty to criminal content. a change of plea hearing will be held in boston this afternoon. greig initially plead not guilty to criminal contempt after refusing to testify on whether other people helped bulger during his years on the run. she is already serving eight years in prison. the man responsible for a crash in jamaica plain will be sentenced today. nicholas paradopolus will appear in brighton court this morning. a jury convicted the 20-year-old of negligent operation of a motor vehicle last month. he failses up to two years in prison. paradopolus crashed his s.u.v. in november 2013.
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and another driver paralyzed. during the trial prosecutors say the man was driving more than 50mph, 20mph over the speed limit. >> christa: new this morning, we're learning there are now three confirmed cases of whopping cough in norwell. school officials are asking parents to keep an eye out for symptoms in their children after students at william elementary and gray school elementary fell ill with the illness. right now those three students are being treated for it. the mbta's renovated government center station set to reopen coming up march 26th. general manager frankdy paolo posted a video online monday. it has been closed for nearly two years the allow crews to complete the $80 million renovation which will, among other things, make the station handicapped accessible. >> sarah: today bill cosby will be back in court. and a judge could decide whether to throw out sexual assault charges against him. his lawyers filed a motion on tuesday saying he suffers from
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that leave him substantially impaired and unable to defend himself. the charges involve an incident back in 2004. there is spreading concern about the zika virus after a new case is discovered in texas. the woman contracted the vivus through sexual contact. federal health officials will soon issue new guidance on how to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne virus. officials also say it can lead the paralysis and is especially dangerous for pregnant women. >> christa: much more to go on "today in new england," including a loud begin followed by a fire on board a plane. how a pilot managed to keep passengers safe after a blast aircraft. the tracks. what led to a teenager's death on the commuter rail. >> christa: and the national weather service is heading south today as families are left
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tornadoes hit there. >> chris: we won't get the severe weather, but part of that storm system moving into new england. that means the dry morning trading out for a wet afternoon. so we'll track the wet weather and the wind in here later today. steadiest of it in the afternoon into the evening hours. more on that forecast coming up. >> and the roads looking good so far this morning for your wednesday morning commute. here's a look at the expressway northbound. ten minutes from braintree into boston. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time.
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>> sarah: 5:14 a.m. wild weather ripping across the south. the national weather service will be in alabama today to determine if a tornado hit parts of the state. witnesses say this storm has done some serious damage to buildings, including a federal corrections institute. some residents lost power. only minor injuries were reported.
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until early this morning. and in mississippi, families are cleaning up after the heavy storms there. trees were uprooted, buildings were ripped apart and power lines were knocked down. officials say no one was seriously hurt. >> christa: i've seen a lot of severe weather, california, as well. as for us, maybe just switching out the sneakers or loafers for rain boots later on today. >> chris: either that or you'll have water-logged sneakers, i can assure you of that. if you're running around and jumping in puddles later this afternoon into this evening, we need rain gear handy for later today. not this morning. 36 in boston. 32 in plymouth. 32 in worcester. 27 in fitchburg. it's below freezing in mostly northern worcester county, southern new hampshire. if there's a little moisture that sneaks in by 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 a.m., there could be a brief period of freezing drizzle and freezing rain, but predominantly a rain event. too much mild air moving on in. you see that rain extending from upstate new york back down through the mid atlantic and deep south.
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the morning commute, in fact, by 9:00, 10:00 a.m., a little spotty shower activity, light shower activity northern worcester county and southern new hampshire. we're still dry boston down to providence. the 95 corridor, the best chance of rain not arriving until the afternoon. the steadiest of the rain not arriving until mid-to-late afternoon. here's a snapshot, 1:00 p.m., some showers out through worcester. still in the city of boston, anything we have is on the lighter side here. then the wall of showers will start to work on in mid-to-late afternoon. and really continue into this evening. so i don't see much of a break in the wet weather this evening. it will be a mild overnight. we're talking about the high temperatures today exceeding 50, 55 degrees. this evening temperatures close to record highs for the time of year. that would be about 59 in the city of boston. rainfall totals, these numbers will actually be higher than that. about a half an inch to an inch of rain. widespread across the areas and pockets of an inch and a half with some of the moisture working on in. gusty wind developing this
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some heavier downpours. we'll catch winds gusting 30 to 40mph, slightly lower, especially through the merrimack valley up into southern new hampshire. so it is a dry morning commute. rain arriving mid-day. the steadiest of it later on this afternoon and the warmest temperatures late. so i have upper 40s, lower to middle 50s. but then this evening, temperatures even warmer. mild air, gusty wind and rain, and look at this. this is tonight. temperatures mid to upper 50s. forget 59 degrees in the city of boston. it will be good enough to tie the record high for this time of year. early shower at the coastline tomorrow, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. mild day. temperatures once again enter the 50s. so we have this front along the east coast today. it's quiet back through the midwest, but the issue as we go into thursday night and into friday is this front does not move all that far. it kind of gets hung up right along the coastline. and as a wave of low pressure passes along that front and up the east coast, we may renew the chance of some showers overnight thursday and as cold air starts to work on in, it could change
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wet snow friday morning an down through southeastern mass, the cape and the islands. i think any accumulation would be on the minor side as of now, but something to keep an eye on through friday morning. the pattern has been mild. we change it up next week big time. colder air working through the midwest, and we'll get right on that edge of the colder air. when you're right on the edge, you can also get into the storm track. it looks like by next tuesday we could be dealing with a winter storm with perhaps some snow and rain across the area. but the weekend does look good. look at that, lower 40s with some sunshine. >> christa: nice. chris, happening right now, investigators are trying to figure out what caused an explosion that left this huge hole in the side of a plane and some passenger panic on board as you can imagine. they're feeling fortunate just to be alive after this scare. chris, what's the latest on this? >> kris: christa, we're getting new information. moments ago officials say despite this explosion on board the plane, they found no evidence so far of a criminal act. however, whatever did cause the
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that plane, mid-flight, and now investigators are trying to figure out what happened here. terrifying moments after an explosion rocked the passenger plane midair in somalia. the broadcast -- blast ripped a huge hole in the side of this plane as it was flying 12,000 to 14,000 feet in the air. passengers say they heard a loud explosion and you can see the air masks came out as passengers tried the move away from the gaping hole. somehow the pilot was able to fly the plane back to the small yes airport. the blast injured two people. investigators say the first test did come back positive for explosive residue. the plane now back in somalia as the investigation into how this happened continues. now again, this is very early on in this case, so a lot of information still to be developed, but investigators say one person was killed by the explosion. so that's some new information here. again, that pilot able to land, saving dozens of other lives on board that plane. that is the very latest live
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kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: up next on 7news, if you spend all of your work day sitting at your desk, listen up, the health condition now been linked to too much sitting. >> christa: and the celtics looking the bounce back from a weekend loss. we'll tell you if they're waking up winners in 7sports coming
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near 50 by lunchtime, and then lower 50s by this evening. and then upper 50s by late this evening. that 59 close to a record high for the time of year. more on that seven-day forecast coming up. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning, the bruins back from the all-star break and talking a big game, but unfortunately they failed to back it up. they blow a two-goal lead to the maple leaves in the third period last night, and they lose in overtime. the b's going in the wrong direction on their home ice. now two games below .500 at the garden this season. we pick it up in the third period. game tied at one. david krejci, beautiful feed to brad marchand who scores his second of the game. b's up 2-1, and 26 seconds later krejci, watch him this time on the rebound, handles and scores his first goal since december 27th. bruins up 3-1. but they allow toronto to roar back, scoring a pair of goals in
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this one ties the game at three. they go to overtime, and in the o.t. toronto on the power play. it's p.a. parento knocks in the rebound and sends the bruins to another loss at home. the b's now 11-13-3 at the garden this season. the all-stars, isaiah thomas looking the shine on broadway. he heats up against the knicks in the second quarter. two of his team-high 20. the celtics ice cold from long distance. this team can't shoot the three, but looking good inside. tyler zeller helping them stretch the reed. running the floor and gets rewarded. he throws down. tyler zeller comes off the bench and drops a double-double, 16-10, and the celtics win it 9 9-89. celtics have now won six of their last seven games and look the keep it rolling against the pistons tonight at the garden. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day.
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coming up at 5:30, battling the opioid epidemic. what president obama wants done to stop the growing abuse of prescription painkillers in the u.s. >> reporter: and we're live in dedham. a 13-year-old is hit and killed by a train. the latest on the investigation. >> sarah: and why investigators now believe this weekend's fire was intentionally
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>> sarah: now at 5:30, tragedy on the tracks when a commuter rail trail hits and kills a 13-year-old boy. >> christa: and a fantasy fight. the list of states taking action against fantasy sports sites is growing this morning. >> sarah: and president obama set to address ways batting the opioid epidemic that's gripping parts of new england. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it's 5:30. great to have you along. it is wednesday, everybody. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french.
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lambert with more on the forecast. a little rain in or the today. >> chris: a it a little hump to go through on hump day. a little rain working into forecast, especially this afternoon into this evening. 36 in boston. 32 in worcester. 38 in hyannis. more clouds than anything else this morning. overall a dry start to the day. that will change as this rain gets set to move on in. so i do expect a dry morning commute for a lot of us. north and west of 495 as early as 9:00 or 10:00, there may be some showers that start to work on new york but the the heaviest of the rain moving in this afternoon. the heaviest after 2:00 p.m. although we'll still start getting showers in here late morning, early afternoon, expecting about an inch of rain and gusts to 40mph late this afternoon and into this evening. look at these temperatures going throughout the day. lower 50s early this afternoon. mid to upper 50s this evening. more on that seven-day forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. happy wednesday to you. let's head outside.
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good so far this morning. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston expressway northbound, that drive just ten minutes right now. south of town, route 3, 24, 95, all looking good so far this morning. no major delays to tell you about. the pike out to framingham, into boston, eastbound, looking good. all green there. heading into town on 93 southbound, from lawrence over 128 into boston, no delays. route 1 through saugus into boston looking good, as well, this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door no. delays on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. you. police are now searching for answers in the death of a three-year-old boy from roxbury. the boy was rushed to the hospital sunday after police say he was unresponsive. and suffering from breathing trouble and he passed away sadly
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the boy was in dcf custody while being investigating. investigators have found traces of d.n.a. in the search for 12 marines killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of hawaii. officials will not say who was found or whose d.n.a. was discovered, but they say the families of those affected have been notified. a hingham native was on board. and catherine greig is set to plead guilty to criminal contempt. the long-time girlfriend of white owe bulger is set to attend a change of plea hearing. she initially pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt after refusing to testify whether other people helped bulger during his years on the run. right now she's searching eight years in prison. >> sarah: right now police are searching for answers after a teen is struck and killed by a train. nicole oliverio is in dead wum the latest on the investigation. >> christa: we don't know what that teen was doing by the track
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the mbta says they are investigating and they say there is nothing they could do to save that young boy. a crowded train comes to a sudden stop. one passenger says she felt a thud and immediately knew something bad had happened when she looked at the conductor. >> as soon as i saw the conductor look under, the good idea. she was crying. she talk off her hat. she looked distressed. >> reporter: the mbta says the 13-year-old was somewhere he shouldn't have been. sadly the teen was hit and killed by the passing train. it didn't take long for people on board the find out the devastating news. >> i think it was just passing through cars. i didn't think of it as more than a rumor until now. when you pull up and see all the police cars and fire trucks. >> nicole: the accident happened near the endicott commuter station in dedham during the evening commute. passengers on the franklin branch line delayed more than an hour as emergency crews responded.
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boy. >> very sad. everyone was pretty sad. i didn't mind waiting. i just wish there was a better outcome. >> nicole: investigators say they do not suspect foul play. that's the latest live in dedham, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new depaola tails on a fire that happened in brockton. the state's fire marshal is now calling a fire that happened at a vacant house saturday night a case of arson. there are reports that some unauthorized people had been coming into the enterprise street home for some time, and now the city's police and fire departments are investigating who exactly is to blame. and police are still searching now for a fourth suspect in a violent home invasion that happened last week in brookline. a third suspect has turned himself in. this violent crime in brookline happened wednesday. police say several men break into an apartment and asked about money. police say a fight broke out,
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suspects were also stabbed. >> sarah: new this morning, daily fantasy sports companies draft kings and fan duel have been told to stop taking bets from people in honolulu. a prosecutor in the city sent cease and desist letters to both companies on monday. draft kings says it will follow the order. fan duel has not commented. last week hawaii's attorney general ruled that fantasy sports contests should be considered gambling, which is illegal in the state. administrators at emerson are considering whether to discipline a student who hosted three guests last month after listing his dorm room on the web site air bnb. 19-year-old jack worth told the "globe" the school told him to remove the listing on friday. air bnb fined him $150. emerson officials say renting a determine room violates school policy. worth says he was not aware of such a rule. that might not be safe to do that. >> christa: very creative. we'll give him that.
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just ahead, a major announcement coming today. for families in flint michigan, they have some help on the way after they were hit with some big bills for water that's not even safe to use. >> sarah: and super bowl 50 is adding another tomorrow performer to its star-packed entertainment lineup for this sunday. who will be performing the national anthem coming up. >> chris: dry start on this wednesday morning. temperatures running into the 30s. showers arriving by mid-day. and look at the number climbing into the mid to upper 50s by this evening. of course, that accompanied by some rain and wind. ahead. everyone. happy wednesday to you. ten minutes from braintree into boston. time.
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some deputies joined in. i believe this is the same day... he retired this day, so he's celebrating. >> christa: oh, nice moves. it's so fun to see people's reactions. are they going the dance or stare and give him the hairy eyeball? sesame street is moving from broadcasting on tv to investing in new start-ups. they want to spread their message to entrepreneurs who share in children's developments. they are investing in tech start-ups because children are always eager to learn. >> sarah: head to new york city today for the 39th annual empire state billing run-up. it's the oldest and most famous tower race. it challenges runners from around the world to race up 86 flights. that's nearly 1,600 steps. >> christa: wow. i think i'll start with the prudential. i would love to try that some day. >> sarah: that would be good. when i walk up four flights of
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86 steps. >> christa: i am in serious need of more cardio, me, too. lots to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go, including another reason to sce yule time for the gym, speaking of which, which health condition you're more likely to develop if you sit too much. >> reporter: and another big day of campaigning ahead here in new hampshire. i'll have what to watch for live from manchester. >> sarah: and two big developments expected today surrounding the flint water crisis. how the governor plans to help families facing giant bills for the dangerous water, and the hearing is set to begin in the
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>> sarah: welcome back. 5:45. time now for everything you need the start your day off right. >> christa: know and go time. we're talking about everything we've forgotten so far this morning, including lunches and breakfast, but chris, you have our forecast, you remembered that. >> chris: yes, and we have extra coffee in the weather office. so if you forgot coffee, we have plenty of it. 36 in boston, 32 in worcester, 27 in fitchburg. don't forget the rain gear heading out the door this morning because by this afternoon, we're going to be tracking some rain across much of the area. wind is out of the southeast today, then turning to the south. that's a warm wind direction for us. that's going to ensure that much of the storm is going to be on the west side and not dealing with ice or rain.
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the onset across upstate new york and up into central new england. if a little bit of moisture sneaks in to far northern worcester county, southwestern new hampshire by 9:00 or 10:00 a.m., you could get an hour or two of some freezing rain, but that's it. predemeanor unanimously this is a rain event. a lot of water working up the east coast. the timing of it, again, by 9:00, 10:00, there could be some spotty showers that begin to develop north and west of 495 out into worcester countien boston to providence, that i-95 stretch cry during the morning commute. even 495 dry during the morning commute. this afternoon we begin to watch the steadier rain overspread worcester county first, early in the afternoon, up through southern new hampshire, and then by 4:00, 5:00 p.m., you notice all of that water arriving at the coastline here, from the north shore down through the south shore including the city of boston, down 95 into providence, rhode island. this is why i expect a wet ride home from work. the rain will continue into this evening, occasionally heavy, maybe even a rumble of thunder. temperatures will be mild, though. we're rising up into the 50s.
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this evening. rain totals generally close to an inch. there will be a few towns that overachieve and a couple downpour, but generally thinking about an inch of rain. and the winds gusting this afternoon, late this afternoon into this evening, to about 30 to 40mph. so we'll have a gusty southerly wind accompanying the warm air that does arrive. so we're in the lower to middle 50s this afternoon with the steadiest rain this afternoon and this evening. look at this tonight, 59 degrees in the city of boston late this evening. it should be good enough to tie the record high for the date. we're also watching late thursday night into early friday morning for some showers changing over to a little bit of wet snow early friday morning across southeastern mass. it should a i live -- arrive with the sunshine by friday afternoon. weekend looking good. >> christa: here's danielle gersh with the roads. >> danielle: happy wednesday to you. here's route 93 heading into boston. let's go to the maps. we have an accident on 93 southbound really close to route 16 right at mystic avenue. that's causing some back-up there. south of town from braintree
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northbound, 17 minutes. so that drive slowing down this morning. route 3, 24, 95, no major delays to tell you about yet. the pike back to framingham, if you're heading eastbound into boston, looking pretty good so far. lets take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. the you're taking "t," it's on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. with the new hampshire primary in sight, the presidential hopefuls will be making stops all across the granite state in the coming day. >> sarah: even if you don't plan on attending any of those events, you will be seeing the candidates of course in tv ads. 7's nancy chen live in manchester with more on, that plus what the front-runners have planned for the day today. good morning, nancy. sarah. good morning to you, christa. it's day two of new hampshire primary week. we have another busy morning ahead wrapping up with more news throughout the day and into this evening.
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bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be in a dueling town hall tonight in derry. they will be in the same place at the same time, but not actually debating each other. instead they are going to be answering questions from voters. one thing new hampshire voters won't be watching, donald trump, who is in arkansas today for a fund-raiser. but while we may not see him here in person, you'll still see plenty of him and all the other candidates simply by watching television. you know what i'm talking about here? those ads, ads, ads. >> we can make real progress right now. >> if you've turned on the tv in the past few weeks... >> i humbly ask for your support. >> reporter: you can't watch much of anything. >> i believe we can stand up and restore our promise. >> reporter: without seeing a political ad or two. and you haven't seen anything yet. $100 million has already been spent this election season, and with iowa now in the rear-view mirror, candidates and super pacs are putting millions more enter buying ads targeting new
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the biggest spender so far is jeb bush and his super packs with more than $30 million. team rubio has spent more than $16 million with chris christie and john kasich supporters spending $14 and $the 12 million respectively. >> as president i are do everything i can to exthe end the solvency of social security. >> reporter: on the democratic side, bernie sanders is outspending hillary clinton so far by about $4 million. >> people want to take back their country. >> reporter: interestingly, two of the lesser spenders so far, the top two gop candidates. >> i'm donald trump. >> reporter: donald trump had only spend about $the 3 million and ted cruz virtually nothing. and on that note, does spending more actually mean more votes? that's the big question. it did not in iowa where jeb bush outspent donald trump by more than $6 million and got 40,000 fewer votes. live in manchester, new "today in new england." >> christa: right now two men are behind bars for installing
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police arresting 21-year-old antonio skapezi and 23-year-old ian bontulasku from new york. the skimmer was announced at bank of america in braintree five corners. the skimmer is meant to capture information from people's debit cards to later steal money from their bank accounts. >> sarah: a dangerous drive in east boston when a car crashes into a construction site. an accident sent an s.u.v. slamming into a building under renovation. firefighters worried the scaffolding might collapse if they took it out, so they left the car there until engineers could take a look and thankfully nobody was hurt. >> christa: happening today, some much-needed relief is on the way for families dealing with that major water crisis out in flint, michigan. >> sarah: and in a few hours, the first congressional hearing on the water contamination will be getting under way. 7's kris anderson has more on these two big developments. >> kris: this hearing that we're talking about is scheduled for today in washington, d.c. this is where federal officials
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going to testify to congress about the lead contaminated water that the people of flint, michigan, have been dealing with. thousands of people in the city poisoned with the lead after the government switched the city's source of water in 2014 just to save money. the new water was not properly treated, causing the lead that is in the pipes to seep into the drinking water. residents say they complained about the water, but they say the government did nothing. governor of michigan rick synder will reportedly not be at the hearing today, but he is expected to propose the state pay $30 million to residents of flint to pay their water bills. he will brief officials later today and outline it to lawmakers next week. the money could cover the estimated utility bill for daily water use. by the way, an estimated 21,000 residents have had to continue paying these water bills, despite the toxic situation. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: real estate air
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plea today on firearm and drug charges. he will be in court in new orleans. the 72-year-old millionaire has been in jail since he was arrested last year, the day before the final episode of an hbo crime documentary about his life aired. durst is also facing a first-degree murder charge in california for allegedly killing his friend. >> christa: new this morning, president obama proposing increasing the amount of federal money that's used to treat people addicted to heroin. the white house is hoping to get an increase of about $1 billion to help people get access to treatment for opioid abuse. according to the c.d.c., heroin and other opioids were responsible for more than 28,000 deaths back in 2014. also new this morning, the state department says john kerry used a private e-mail account to send information that's now considered classified to hillary clinton on her personal server back in 2011 when she was u.s. secretary of state. kerry, who is now the secretary
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massachusetts senator at the time. officials censored part of the message when they released it along with about 1,000 other e-mails on clinton's server. >> sarah: checking news cross country now, an owl in tampa proves she's one protective mother. she's been attack, people who live in the neighborhood. there it's believed the owl perceives residents as threats to her babies. so she's proactively going after people while they are in their driveways, garages, sidewalks. she dug her claws into one woman's scalp. neighbors have notified the wildlife commission. >> christa: a pilot forced to make an emergency water landing off the coast of hawaii yesterday. the 68-year-old man reporting the plane's landing gear had failed when he was forced to land in a la gone. emergency crews were there to rescue him as he landed. unfortunately no one was hurt. >> sarah: this morning's health cast, spending too much time on the couch may increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. a new study finds people with type 2 diabetes spend the most
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glucose metabolism. in fact, researchers say every hour you spend sitting could increase your risk by 22%. flu season is under way, and one particular age group is seeing the worst of it. according to the c.d.c., there's been severe cases of the flu in resulting in death. that's because the most common strains circulating right now is h1n1, the same strain that caused a pandemic back in 2009. doctors say to avoid infection it's crucial that people get their flu shot. >> christa: all right. let's turn the football right now. we hear that cold play, beyonce both performing during the halftime show at the super bowl. and it sounds like they're also going gaga. >> sarah: that's right. lady gaga will sing the national anthem at sunday's big game in california. the grammy-winning singer will be joined by oscar-winning actress marley matlin, who will perform the anthem in sign language. >> christa: online retailer
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super bowl ad on sunday featuring actor alek baldwin and football great dan marino trying to throw the perfect super bowl party. the two turned to amazon's echo speaker which comes in a built-in personal assistant who responds to requests any time someone in the room says her name. amazon says the chance is a great time to tell viewers about it. >> sarah: that happens. every time we're in the newsroom and nancy says, "sarah," the phone thinks she said siri. >> chris: we need a nickname for you so it doesn't happen. taking a look at first, dry morning commute. rain moving in mid-day into this afternoon and really falling this afternoon into the evening. an inch of rain, gusty winds, and look at the temp trends throughout the day. we're into the upper 50s by this evening. guys? >> christa: all right. we have another hour of 7news to go at 6:00 a.m. mark your calendars. we now know when the government
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>> sarah: plus a toddler tragedy. a roxbury boy found with breathing problems dies at the hospital. what we've learned about the days before he was taken from his home. >> christa: and we'll reveal the results of our exclusive new hampshire poll from overnight. the first one since the iowa
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blows a hole through a plane midair. the pilot says it was a bomb and the question, was it terrorism? >> sarah: an outbreak at a south shore school. students diagnosed with an infection they're supposed to be vaccinated for. >> christa: and severe storms doing lots of damage down south. the same system now headed our way. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. welcome to wednesday. we have officially hit the middle of the week on this i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. we've had some really nice weather, but a little rain expected in the forecast today. >> christa: bring along the umbrella. >> sarah: at least we'll keep the mild air in place. it's another afternoon and evening with temperatures enter the 50s. not there this morning, though. a cooler start, upper 20s, lower to middle 30s across the area. 36 in boston. more clouds working in as we foreshadow that rain that's going to work on in. still see a good sluk of moisture from upstate new york down through the mid atlantic. this is the wet weather that's
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take a look late this morning, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, maybe some spotty showers north and west of 495, worcester county, up into southern new hampshire. a better bet of steadier rain by early afternoon north and west of 95. by 2:00 p.m., and after 2:00, fair game for some steady rain in the city of boston. and this is right for the evening commute, so a lot of water out there on the roadways. expecting a slow go and big puddles. mild air. scattered showers early this afternoon trending more toward a steady rain and gusty wind. winds gusting 3 to 40mph tonight. it's out of the south, so it will be a mild one. temps in the mid-50s. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. take a look. this is the braintree split. you can see the backup. let's go to the maps. we have an accident on 128 southbound right at the braintree split. that's causing some delays on 128 southbound as you head toward the the expressway. northbound on the expressway from braintree into boston, that drive 15 minutes right now.
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is slowing down. the pike, framingham into boston eastbound, no major delays to tell you about. you're slow and go from lawrence on 93 southbound over 128 and into boston this morning. route 1 looking pretty good so far. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 13 minutes on the expressway into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. just 12 minutes. 93 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: the new hampshire primary pushes on. the candidates riding the momentum out of iowa. going all in to get the supporters of voters in the granite state. our exclusive poll shows bernie sanders has a commanding lead >> christa: and donald trump leads the g.o.p., but ted cruz second. 7's nancy chen live if manchester with a busy day ahead for those candidates. >> nancy: good morning to you, sarah. busy day for most everyone with
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and town halls planned. there is a lot of buzz in new hampshire around marco rubio, while bernie sanders and the hillary clinton will come together tonight for a joint democratic town hall. the two remaining democratic candidates will be in the same place tonight but won't be going head to head. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will answer questions separately in a town hall forum with voters in derry. sanders leads clinton by seven points in our 7news/umass lowell poll and is showing confidence. >> we began the political revolution, not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire, but all over this country. >> nancy: clinton has been here before and tells 7news she's not worried. >> you know, when i got here in '08, i had lost in iowa, as you remember. and i was quite far behind. and i am going to do exactly now what i did then, i'm going to get out and meet as many people in new hampshire as possible. >> the next president of the united states, donald trump. >> nancy: donald trump getting the endorsement of scott brown
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comfortable here than in iowa. >> i think it fits me better. it probably suits me better. i've done very well in new i've been here a lot more. i have very good relationships with the people of new hampshire. >> nancy: marco rubio has momentum on his side after a strong caucus performance. but that's opening him to attacks from candidates looking the move up in the polls. >> we know who the boy in the bubble is up here, who never answers your questions, who is constantly scripted and controlled because he can't answer your questions. >> nancy: rubio, who will face plenty of questions at four separate town halls today, is keeping his attacks focused on hillary clinton. >> if i'm our nominee, we will beat hillary clinton, and it won't be by the flip of a coin, i promise you that. >> nancy: as for ted cruz, he left new hampshire for a trip to south carolina, but not before complimenting granite state voters. >> y'all treat politics in new hampshire like we treat football
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>> nancy: and cruz will be back in new hampshire later on this morning for a full day of events. we have plenty more ahead this morning. coming up in our next half hour, you've probably seen the barrage of political ads on television in recent weeks. hard to miss. well, you might be surprised by who is spending the most and who is spending the least on the airwaves. i'll break it all down, as will i look at... you might be surprised by some of the results we have. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news >> sarah: thanks, nancy. coming up on just one station, we'll have our blue, exclusive tracking polls out of new hampshire. so this morning after the iowa caucuses, we're beginning to see some movement in those numbers. political editor andy hiller will break them down in a live report coming up at 6:45. if you have questions for andy hiller or our pollster, tweet us
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or you can e-mail us at senditto7@whdh.com or go to whdh.com. we'll have answers to some of your questions. >> christa: new details in the death of a toddler from roxbury. we're learning the department of children and families was at the home of a three-year-old boy days before he was rushed to the hospital in respiratory distress. let's head out the roxbury for the latest on this. here's 7's victoria warren. vicki? >>. >> victoria: we now know it was a three-year-old boy rushed from this home in roxbury to the hospital. we've spoken with some neighbors. they remember seeing the child, seeing him healthy, smiling, playing, and they say that they never remember seeing police called to this home before. this all started on sunday evening, and that's when police and pair medics were called out here for a report that a toddler was not breathing. the victim of some sort of trauma.
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police searched the home. the boy passed away at the hospital yesterday. the department of children and investigation. >> andy: and they also took home. so the medical examiner still has not ruled on a cause of death, so boston police are not releasing too much information at this time, except to say that ongoing. according to the district attorney's office, no one is facing charges related to the child's death, but the investigation continues. live in roxbury, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: investigators have discovered traces of d.n.a. in their search for 12 marines killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of hawaii. officials are not saying exactly what was found whose d.n.a. was covered, but they do say the families of those identified marines have been notified. hingham native corporal christopher orlando was among the 12 marines on board when the chopper crashed. >> christa: new this morning,
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appearance on the south shore. officials in norwell say that three fifth grade students have been diagnosed with the illness. they attend william vinyl and grace cole elementary schools. school officials notified parents, and now they're asking them to look out for the symptom, which include the cough and also red watery eyes, a runny nose, congestion and fever. >> sarah: also new this morning, growing concern over the zika virus has boston schools taking action. the city's public schools are planning to cancel student trips to countries affected by the virus. the "herald" reports school officials want the safeguard students and the greater boston community. earlier this week as be man was diagnosed with zika after traveling to a foreign country. and the centers for disease control says a person in texas has contracted zika through sexual contact. it's first known case of the virus being transmitted within the continental united states. officials say the patient had sex with someone who had
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and had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. >> christa: happening today, catherine greig, the long-time girlfriend of whitey bulger, is set to plead guilty to criminal contempt. the change of plea hearing will be held this afternoon in boston. greig initially pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt after refusing to testify on whether other people potentially helped bulger during his years on the run. right new she's serving eight years in prison. >> sarah: the man responsible for a serious crash in jamaica plain in 2013 will be sentenced today. nikolas papadopoulos will appear in brighton district court this morning. a jury convicted the 20-year-old of negligent operation of a motor vehicle last month. he faces up to two years in prison. he crashed his s.u.v. in september of 2013. the accident left his passenger and another driver paralyzed. during the trial prosecutors say papadopoulos was driving more than 50mph, which is 20mph over the speed limit.
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giving the all clear after an acid spill near kenmore square last night. investigators say that a bottle of hydrochloric acid leaked out of a package inside a fedex truck. no one was hurt, but it did cause major traffic trouble during the evening commute. >> sarah: bill cosby will be back in pennsylvania court today. and a judge could decide whether to throw out sexual assault charges against him. his lawyers filed a motion on tuesday saying he suffers from memory loss and poor eyesight. that leaves him substantially impaired and unable to defend himself. the charges involve an incident back in 2004. >> christa: well, mark your calenders, the mbta's renovated government center station is set to reopen coming up march 26th. general manager frank depaola making that announcement in a video. it was posted online monday. the station has been closed for nearly two years to allow crews to complete an $80 million renovation project which will, among other things, make the station handicapped accessible. it's been interesting watching
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it's not far from our studios here. >> sarah: i know, right. i was wondering when that was going to open. >> christa: it's been a long time. >> sarah: still ahead, a nightmare at 12,000 feet. a huge hole is blown out of the side of a plane midair. the new details in the investigation just out this morning. >> christa: desperate moments for a teen who falls through the ice and the race to rescue gets caught on camera. >> sarah: and strong storms and a tornado tear through the south, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. >> chris: no severe weather here, but part of that same system giving us rain later today. dry morning commute, but the rain just off to the west of us. that rain chance steadily increasing late morning into the afternoon. the time line, how much to expect in the seven-day forecast
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>> christa: we're back showing you some scenes of wild weather across the south. the national weather service will be in alabama today. they're going to figure out if a tornado hit parts of that state. we do know the storm has done serious damage to buildings, including a federal corrections institute, as well. some residents lost power, but luckily only minor injuries are reported. the area had a tornado warning, by the way. it was up until early this morning. and officials say once again no one was seriously hurt. >> sarah: out west, residents dealing with snowy conditions. this snowstorm is in iowa. people are shoveling out this morning. plow drivers and trucks working to clear those roads there. and in michigan, "dancing with the cars driving slowly down the road. some parts of the state are expected to see up to one foot. >> christa: they were saying the storm that hit iowa just timed right after the caucuses, so it didn't affect that too much. ism that's good, but i'm not missing that weather right now, chris. >> chris: we had our fair share last year to, say the least, right?
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36 in boston. 32 in worcester right now. 28 in norwood. some of you, though, missing the snow, and i wouldn't say give up on winter quite yet. next week it does look like some cold air working back through the east coast, and the potential of some snow in the forecast by tuesday. even friday morning the potential down through southeastern mass with a little bit of snow. here is the wall of water to the west of us. this is the same storm that breakthrough all of the rain and the severe wther down through the deep south and the snow out to the midwest. the area of low pressure carving a path through the midwest of the storm. it will ensure that it's mainly a rain event. now, the rain getting very close to the mass and new york border. this sliver of shower activity, i'd say mid to late morning, 9:00, 10:00 a.m., we'll skirt by northern worcester county up into southern new hampshire. if temperatures are close to freezing still, there may be one or two in far northern worcester hampshire that see freezing rain. that's it for any ice out there. this is going to be an all rain
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afternoon the steadier rain developing. southern new hampshire out through worcester county first. early in the afternoon, then between 2:00 and 4:00 pushes toward the boston area. that will ensure a wet evening commute for pretty much all of us. although the cape and the islands, you still may be missing out on some of the rain here by late this afternoon. the timing of the temperatures, look at the surge in the mild air. yes, that's 59 degrees at 9:00 p.m. if we hit 59 degrees in the city of boston, that will be good enough to tie the record high. again, these upper 50s won't arrive until this evening, but it's a slow and steady process to get the mild air in here. i do expect widespread low to mid-50s by late this afternoon. the southerly wind increasing, too, 15 to 25mph. occasionally gusting 30 to 40 late this afternoon and into this evening. so we'll have the mild air and the gusty wind. can you believe this is a night forecast in february here? 52 to 59 this evening and overnight tonight, and we'll start tomorrow off lower to middle 50s. could fall into the upper 40s by late day. looks like a mainly dry day with
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actually quiet through the midwest, down through portions of want ab, mississippi, back through texas today. this front that's along the east coast throughout the day, this gets hung up just off shore. and as the wave of low pressure tracks along on thursday night into friday morning, it may throw enough precipitation back here to get some rain showers going over some wet snow by friday morning across southeastern mass. minor accumulations possible. keep an eye on that. but the weekend looking great right now with more sunshine and clouds. temperatures into the 40s. there is that colder air by next week. >> christa: okay. fast track traffic time. danielle, what do you have for us? >> sarah:>> danielle: a couple understand possession south of town. the braintree split getting on to the expressway northbound, you can see some delays. we have an accident in braintree at the split. this is 128 southbound causing some delays there. that's back to about route 24. another accident, this is in attleboro, and this has the left lane blocked on 95 northbound. that's right at route 1a.
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into boston, 24 minutes. slowing down but could be worse. the pike, framingham into boston eastbound, you could see mostly green, a little bit of yellow, so no major delays to tell you about there. you're slow and go on route 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 into boston. route 1 looking pretty good is far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 22 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston, into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 19 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: high anxiety on a flight when a huge hole opens up on the plane in midair. the plane was flying from somalia with about 50 people on board. this morning investigators are talking about the evidence they've collected so far. >> christa: and in a situation like, this you want to know why. what exactly caused this? so let's go to 7's kris anderson with what we know so far. kris? >> kris: christa, that's the big question, why and how this happened. officials at somalia's civil aviation authority say so far they have found no evidence of a
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board the plane. the pilot says he thought it was a bomb, still he was able to get that plane safely back on the ground. terrifying moments after an explosion rocked the passenger plane midair in somalia. the blast ripped a huge hole in the side of this plane as it was flying 12,000 to 14,000 feet in the air. passengers say they heard a loud explosion and you can see the air masks came out as passengers tried the move away from the gaping hole. somehow the pilot was able to fly the plane back to the small -- somalia airport. the blast injured two people. investigators say the first test did come back positive for explosive residue. the plane now back in somalia as the investigation into how this happened continues. this morning cnn is reporting one person was killed when they fell out of the plane right after that explosion. but again, the pilot able to land saving dozens of other lives of people who were on board. that's the very latest on this story live in the control room,
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>> sarah: still ahead, bank customers on alert after an a.t.m. in braintree is rigged with a theft device. how it was discovered. >> christa: and tragedy on the tracks in dedham. questions this morning after a teen is killed by a commuter rail train. >> sarah: also an emerson college student may lose his education after he decides to rent out his dorm room in
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the bruins back from the all-star break and talking a big game, but unfortunately they failed to back it up. they blow a two-goal lead to the maple leaves in the third period last night, and they lose in overtime. the b's going in the wrong
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now two games below .500 at the garden this season. we pick it up in the third period. game tied at one. david krejci, beautiful feed to brad marchand who scores his second of the game. b's up 2-1, and 26 seconds later krejci, watch him this time on the rebound, handles and scores his first goal since december 27th. bruins up 3-1. but they allow toronto to roar back, scoring a pair of goals in two and a half minutes. this one ties the game at three. they go to overtime, and in the o.t. toronto on the power play. it's p.a. parenteau knocks in the rebound and sends the bruins to another loss at home. 4-3 the final. the b's now 11-13-3 at the garden this season. the all-stars, isaiah thomas looking to shine on broadway. he heats up against the knicks in the second quarter. two of his team-high 20. the celtics ice cold from long distance. this team can't shoot the three, but looking good inside.
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stretch the lead, rubbing the floor and gets rewarded. he throws down. tyler zeller comes off the bench and drops a double-double, 16-10, and the celtics win it 97-89. celtics have now won six of their last seven games and look to keep it rolling against the pistons tonight at the garden. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: you might have noticed that flu season has started up. coming your way why doctors say it's affecting in particular young adults this year. ism also the most popular app in the world reaches a milestone. but have you heard of it? >> reporter: and we're live in dedham. a 13-year-old is hit and killed by a train.
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>> sarah: the new hampshire primary just days away. the candidates are ratcheting up their efforts to get their messages to you. >> andy: our fist exclusive
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caucus. how those results are starting to impact the race in new hampshire. >> christa: and tragedy on the tracks. what led to a teen's death along the commuter trail. >> sarah: a bank a.t.m. rigged by robbers. now customers on the south shore are on the lookout for theft. >> christa: desperate moments for a teenager in trouble and the race to rescue him from thin ice. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. point. sounds like it's not just going to be a little rain that's headed our way later today. probably a lot is what chris is saying. >> sarah: this could affect the evening commute, too, right, chris? >> chris: about an inch of rain expected out of the system. some towns locally high ferres you get a few downpour, an we have mild air moving inch 36 in boston. 28 in norwood. 36 in plymouth. walking out the door this morning, bring the umbrella, keep the rain ger handy. not for the morning commute, but more so for the afternoon commute and into the evening as
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the highest rain chance working in this afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00. it becomes widespread across the area. but we'll still have some showers as of late morning into the early afternoon hours. i don't want to say it's completely rain-free here late this morning. so we'll watch these scattered showers and we'll watch these mild temperatures work in. some showers around by 2:00 p.m., 51 degrees, 56 at 7:00 p.m. with rain and gusty winds, as well, out of the south. seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: good time to make sure the wipers are in working order for later on today. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: that's right. sky7 is over an accident. this is in dorchester. the expressway northbound, you can see the center lane is blocked here. let's go to the maps, and this is on the expressway heading into boston. so from braintree into boston on the maps, that drive starting to slow down because of this incident. and this is right at neponset circle. so you can see all the red there from this incident. so keep this in mind. the pike, another accident
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this one just before the prudential tunnel eastbound heading enter boston, and this accident we have reports that it involves three cars. that's causing some back-up there. 93 southbound slow and go from lawrence over 128 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 this morning. 22 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 13 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 19 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. 6:32 now. now to the day's top stories, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will attend a town hall forum tonight in derry, new hampshire. meanwhile, several republicans are also in the state today, but donald trump is not among them. trump is in arkansas for a fund-raiser. coming up at 6:45, we'll release the results of our brand-new 7news/umass lowell tracking poll, the first one since the iowa caucus. police are searching for answers in the death of a
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the boy was rushed to the hospital on sunday after police say he was unresponsive and suffering from breathing problems. he passed away on tuesday. the boy was in d.c.f. custody. investigators have discovered traces of d.n.a. in their search for 12 marines killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of hawaii. officials are not saying exactly what was found or whose d.n.a. was discovered, but they do say the families of those identified marines have been notified. a hingham native was among the marines on board. >> christa: also this morning, tragedy on the tracks. a 13-year-old boy hit and killed by a commuter rail train, and officials are trying to figure out exactly what happened here. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio in dedham for us this morning. nicole? >> nicole: christa, this accident happening just after 4:00. as the commuter train was pulling enter the endicott station here. now, what's unclear is where
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doing right before he was hit. a crowded train comes to a sudden stop. one passenger says she felt a thud and immediately knew something bad had happened when >> as soon as i saw the conductor look under, the reaction on her face, i had a good idea. she was crying. she took off her hat. she looked distressed. >> the mbta says the 13-year-old was somewhere he shouldn't have been. sadly the teen was hit and it didn't take long for people devastating news. >> i think it was just passing through cars. i didn't think of it as more than a rumor until now. when you pull up and see all the police cars and fire trucks. >> nicole: the accident happened near the endicott commuter station in dedham during the evening commute. passengers on the franklin branch line delayed more than an hour as emergency crews responded. but they couldn't save the young boy. >> very sad. everyone was pretty sad. i didn't mind waiting.
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outcome. >> nicole: the mbta is still investigating, but they do not suspect foul play. we're live in dedham, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: two men are behind bars this morning for installing an a.t.m. skimmer in braintree. the two suspects are from new york. the skimmer was found on the door to this bank of america a.t.m. at braintree five corners. the device is meant to capture information on people's debit cards to later steal money from their bank accounts. >> christa: we have new details on a fire that happened in brockton. the state's fire mall shall is now calling this fire at a vacant house saturday night a case of arson. there are also reports that unauthorized people have been coming into this enterprise street home for some time. now the city's police and fire departments are investigating who might be responsible for it. happening today, state lawmakers may take up the so-called "millionaire tax" during a joint session today. the proposed amendment to the
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additional tax on 4% on people who make $1 million or more per year. the money would help pay for improvements to education and transportation. the headmaster of boston latin school under fire for claims that she ignored social media activity that sparked rarely tensions at the school. a group of african american ministers and civil rights activists said there should be consequences for the headmaster. in fact, they marched on the boston superintendent of public schools office. they say they are addressing bias and racism with a new policy. >> sarah: administrators at emerson are considering whether to discipline a student who hosted three guests after listing his dorm room on the web site air bnb. 19-year-old jack worth told the "globe" the school told him to remove the listing. air bnb fined him $150. emerson officials say renting a determine room violates school policy. worth says he was not aware of such a rule. >> christa: all right.
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the flu and what doctors are saying about its strength this season. >> sarah: also ahead, drama on the ice, a teen struggling to safety as emergency crews race to help. >> christa: lady gaga going to the super bowl. what she'll be doing at the big game coming up. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. sky7 still over this accident in dorchester on the expressway northbound. you can see the center lane is blocked there heading into boston on the pike just before the pru tunnel eastbound, we also have a four-car crash we're keeping an eye on. if you're taking the "t," it's
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>> it's 6:45. time to know and go. >> reporter: the democratic candidates preparing for a town hall while the republican front-runners are splitting their time in new hampshire. >> sarah: plus our first exclusive tracking poll data since the iowa caucuses. who is making a move in the granite state. >> reporter: new questions this morning after a young child
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>> kris: and a scare in the air, a hole blown right through the side of a plane thousands of feet up. >> sarah: all right. it's time to know and go. we have all your day's top stories coming up. >> christa: we'll start off with traffic and weather. bring along the umbrella today. >> chris: dry start, christa, but we expect rain the move in this afternoon. 36 in boston. 32 in worcester. these numbers being replaced by 50s this afternoon. here is that wall of rain stretching from upstate new york down into pennsylvania. the edge of it getting close to the mass/new york border. we'll get a couple scattered showers in here by mid-morning, especially northern worcester county up into southern new hampshire, but watch the trend throughout the day. and even early this afternoon, the bulk of the rain by noontime, 1:00, still to the north and west of boston. any time after 2:00, i think it's fair game the get the steady rain even close to the coastline, and i do expect a wet ride home from work today. and then tonight, even some scattered downpours in here this evening, that will continue overnight tonight.
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to be widespread across the area. temperatures this afternoon warming into the lower to middle 50s. tonight temperatures warming into the upper 50s. close to 59 degrees in the constituent -- in the city of boston this evening, close to a record high. we could get a quick glancing shot with rain showers over to wet snow early friday morning across southeastern mass, especially the cape and the islands. perhaps minor accumulation there. we cry it out over the weekend. saturday and sunday looking good with temps in the 40s, perhaps some snow and rain moving in by tuesday. ism time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. sky7 still over this accident. this is in dorchester on the expressway northbound. you can see the center lane is blocked, but it looks like they're putting this car tonto truck right now, so hopefully she should be clearing up soon. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston on the expressway northbound, that drive 25 minutes. that's partially because of this accident at neponset circle.
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in framingham and then we have an accident involving four cars right at the pru tunnel eastbound on the pike. so that's causing some back-up there to the allston tolls. north of town, 93 southbound, you're slow and go from lawrence over 128 and into boston this morning. route 1 not looking too bad. let's 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, 16 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive over half an hour this morning. if you're taking "t" so far, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: on just one station this morning, new polling numbers out of new hampshire. these are really first to take into account the iowa caucuses earlier. ism. >> sarah: we're seeing a shift in support for presidential candidates. andy hiller joins us live from manchester with the new results from overnight. good morning, andy. >> andy: good morning to you. this is what we've been waiting for, our first poll of new hampshire that includes reaction here to the iowa caucus.
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was watching what happened in iowa, because democrat hillary clinton and republican marco rubio are both moving up. donald trump is still in first place among the republicans, but he's frozen at 38%. ted cruz is second with 14%. marco rubio is third with 12%. jeb bush has 9% and john kasich 7%. rounding out the republicans, chris christie 6%, ben carson and carly fiorina 3% each and rand paul, too. undecided now 6%. here's where you see it: trump is on top but not moving. ted cruz stays in second, and look at marco rubio, up two points. jeb bush holding steady and john kasich is not getting the reception he wanted here. he's down two points, too. looking at the democrats, bernie sanders still looks like he'll win, but hillary clinton is cutting into his lead.
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sanders gets 61% in our poll. clinton 32% with just 5% undecided. but our tracking poll does show clinton's momentum. she's up two points and sanders is down two. for clinton, coming close here could be almost as good as winning. this time next week we'll know the winners. between now and then, this is the best way to see who is going to win. live in new hampshire, i'm andy hiller, "today in new england." >> christa: all right, andy, thank you so much for your perspective here this morning. and let's get to 7's nancy chen now this morning in manchester where they're ramping up their campaigns and their spending. nancy? >> nancy: good morning, christa. it's now day two of new hampshire primary week. we have another busy morning ahead leading into a busy day, wrapping up with even more events tonight. here's what the watch out for. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be in a dueling town hall tonight in derry. they will be in the same place
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actually debating each other. and instead answering questions from voters. one thing new hampshire voters will not be watching, donald trump. he is in arkansas today for a fund-raiser. his only scheduled event today. while we may not see him in person, we'll still see plenty of him and all the other candidates simply by watching television. and you know what i'm talking about here. ads, ads, ads. >> we can make real progress right now. >> nancy: if you've turned on the tv in the past few weeks -- >> i humbly ask for your support. >> nancy: -- you can't watch much of anything -- >> i believe we can stand up and restore our promise. >> nancy: -- without seeing a political ad or two. and you haven't seen anything yet. $100 million has already been spent this election season, and with iowa in the near rue mirror, candidates and super packs are putting millions more enter buying ads targeting new hampshire voters. the biggest spender so far is jeb bush and his super pack with
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team rubio has spent more than $16 million with chris christie and john kasich supporters spending $14 and $12 million respectively. >> as presidentially do everything i can to extend the solvency of social security. >> nancy: on the democratic side, bernie sanders is outspending hillary clinton so far by about $4 million. >> people want the take back their country. we want to do it in a humane way. >> nancy: interestingly, two of the lesser spendsers, the top two g.o.p. candidates. donald trump has only spend about $3 million and ted cruz virtually nothing. now the big question is: does spending more actually mean more votes? it did not in iowa for jeb bush. he outspent donald trump by more than $6 million and got 40,000 fewer votes. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: remember, we'll have the updated tracking polls out of new hampshire every morning until tuesday's primary. you can watch for andy hiller's
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this morning new details in the death of a toddler from roxbury. with we're learning the three-year-old boy was visited by d.c.f. days before he suffered a traumatic injury inside his home. 7's victoria warren live in roxbury with more. >> victoria: reports are out that at the time this child was doing fine. we've spoke within some neighbors. they remember seeing this three-year-old boy outside playing, healthy, smiling. they never recall seeing a police car called to this roxbury home before. this all started on sunday evening when police were called out here and palm beach international airport medics. the report was for a toddler not breathing. the victim of some sort of trauma. the three-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital. police searched the home. the boy died yesterday. the department of children and families launched an investigation and also took custody of another baby i this home. the medical examiner has not yet ruled on a cause of death, so at
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they are just continuing their investigation. live this morning in roxbury, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: investigators have discovered traces of d.n.a. in their search for 12 marines killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of hawaii. officials are not saying exactly what was found or whose d.n.a. was discovered, but they do say the families of those identified marines have been notified. hingham native christopher orlando was among the dozen marines on board that chopper when it crashed. >> sarah: happening today, the long-time girlfriend of whitey bulger, is set to plead guilt agree criminal contempt. a change of plea hearing will be held in boston this afternoon. greig initially pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt after refusing to testify on whether other people helped bulger during his years on the run. she's already serving eight years in prison. >> christa: and officials in somalia saying so far they have not found any evidence of criminal activity in a blast on
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an explosion ripped a hole in the side of the plane midair. cnn is reporting one person died after falling from the plane after this happened. but the pilot was able to safely land the plane back at the airport. two other people were injured in that blast, as well. >> sarah: new this morning, whopping cough makes an appearance on the south shore. officials in norwell say three fifth grade students have been diagnosed with tillness. they attend vinal and cole elementary schools. school officials notified parents and are asking them to look out for symptoms which include the cough, also red, watery eye, runny nose, congestion and fever. >> christa: also now this morning, growing concern over schools taking action. the city's public schools now planning to cancel student trips to countries affected by the virus. the "herald" is reporting that school officials want to safeguard students and the greater boston community. earlier this week a boston man was diagnosed with zika after traveling to a foreign country.
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centers for disease control says a person in texas has contracted the zika virus through sexual contact. now, this is the first known case of this virus being transmitted within the continental u.s. officials say the patient had sex with someone who had recently returned from venezuela infected with the mosquito-borne virus. >> sarah: flu season is under way, and one particular age group is seeing the worst of it. according to the c.d.c., there has been severe cases in young to middle-aged adults even resulting in death because the most common strain circulating right now is h1n1, the same strain that caused pandemic back in 2009. to avoid infection, doctors say it's crucial people get their flu shots. caught on camera, a daring ice rescue in missouri. you can see a teenager who fell through the ice on a pond there. first a police officer tried to save him with a branch. then firefighters showed up with equipment and were able to pull
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those crews had just had a refresher course on ice rescues that week. the teen had hypothermia but is expected the make a full recovery. >> christa: a newly retired sheriff's deputy with serious miewsms he's dancing to the whip and the nae nae. the sheriff's office installed the camera after having trouble with the elevator. we have a plethora of video because of it. some colleagues joined in on the dance. they only paused when the boss walked in, but he's happy. retirement is going to be full of dance moves like that i think. >> sarah: i know. very fun, right, chris? >> chris: i love it, boss moves, in not doing anything. we're cool, right? taking a look at the forecast, dry morning commute. rain arriving later this morning some showers north and west of 495. more widespread as we go throughout the afternoon. soaking downpours this afternoon into this evening. look at the temperatures, warming up well into the 50s this evening. weekend looking good. guys? >> christa: all right. thanks for staying us with,
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