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the granite state five days ahead of the new hampshire primary. >> christa: and dismissal denied. the sexual assault case against bill cosby is moving forward. what's next for the comedian following a judge's ruling. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. a lot of people are going to have to clean up. take a look at the video from that storm that moved through. this tree falling down across maverick street in east boston. it's actually blocking the sidewalk and one part of the street. that's not good news there. this is fremont avenue in chelsea. the wind bringing down a tree and some power lines, as well. here's chris lambert with a look at what's going on this morning. >> chris: gusts close to 50 to 60mph. 54 in boston. 58 fitchburg. 56 in plymouth. not a lot of rain this morning
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a few showers that are blossoming down through rhode island and connecticut. so i do expect a few showers during the morning commute. so we'll catch a few showers this morning. temperatures steady through the day, holding lower to middle 50s and sliding back down into the low 40s as you get into the evening. there is a winter storm watch down through bristol county, plymouth county, down through the cape and vineyard for late tonight into tomorrow morning. we're going to see rain changing over to snow late tonight around 4:00, 5:00 a.m., that snow becoming steady including a burst of steady snow just in time for the morning commute in the city of boston down through southeastern mass. we could see three to six inches of snow, one to three in the city of boston through metrowest, lighter amounts to the north and west. the weekend forecast looks good, seven-day coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> chris: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. >> danielle: let's take a look outside. this is the zakim bridge, leverett connector looking good so far this morning. the maps heading into town, 93
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yet this morning. south of town from braintree into boston expressway northbound, that drive ten minutes. south of town, no issues to tell you about on route 3, 24 or 95. the pike out the framingham heading eastbound, mostly green. so that's a good drive so far. let's take a look at these drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 11 minutes. if you're taking "t," it's on time. >> christa: danielle, thank you. happening right now, several families up in lawrence are looking for a place to stay after fire tore through their home. >> sarah: this morning investigators believe they know what sparked those fierce flames. 7's victoria warren live at the scene with the very latest. >> victoria: good morning, sarah. this they believe is actually weather related. take a live look behind me. you see this giant tree limb that's on top of this car right here. firefighters believe that when
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down some power lines and they believe that is what sparked the fire for this house. a fire literal erupting in an instant. >> i heard the tree fell down, and then boom, a lot of fire. >> victoria: a wind-driven fire in lawrence. sudden strong gusts took limbs down all across the city. >> a tree limb was knocked down, and it took out the power lines going into the house, dropped them onto a car and started a fire in the house. >> victoria: three families all home at the time. everyone made it out safely. the home is old and the chief says the wind just pushed the flames flew, and that power line that fell stayed live, which really held firefighters back. >> this side of the street at the time had power lines down, so we were unable to get water from this end. we had to go to the other end. >> victoria: the fire and city-wide wind damage stretching resources thin so other fire departments were called in to help. the home is a complete loss and one firefighter was hurt. >> he hurt his hip.
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lawrence general. he should be all right. >> victoria: good news that that firefighter is expected to be okay, and very good news that everybody got out safely considering how fast this fire moved. the fire department was also able to safely pull out three dogs and one bird from this home. live this morning in lawrence, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now crews are investigating the cause of a fire that injured two people in norfolk. it happened at a home on tucko road. officials suspect the flames may have been sparked by a power outage. both victims are taken to the hospital. they are expected to be okay. >> christa: the first-in-the-nation primary now just five days away, and before a single vote gets cast up in new hampshire, the candidates will be doing everything they can to rally support. let's head out live to portsmouth right now. 7's nancy chen has the latest. nancy, another big day. >> nancy: another big day, another busy day. good morning to you, christa.
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it's going to be one busy town here today with at least three day. marco rubio first up. he's going to be here behind me at 8:00 a.m. then ted cruz and donald trump will also make stops throughout the town later on today, this as donald trump and ted cruz really start to get a little antagonistic between them, this as trump is accused cruz of playing dirty in the iowa caucuses and stealing his win. trump called for either new voting there or for the results to be nullified. cruz responded by saying trump is throwing a tantrum, our as he put it a "trumper tantrum" that's a new term. there things certainly heating up on the campaign trail. meantime, this field is narrowing. rick santorum and rand paul dropping out yesterday after low numbers in iowa. santorum throwing his support now behind marco rubio. meantime, on the democratic side, i think hillary clinton and bernie sanders, late night for them. they had a joint town hall in
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one of their biggest arguments is who is the most progressive. fresh out of the great at the new hampshire town hall, bernie sanders slamming his democratic rival hillary clinton. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. so all i say, you can't say you're a moderate on one day and be a progressive on another day. >> i was somewhat amused today that senator sanders has set himself up to be the gatekeeper on who is a progressive. i'm a progressive who likes to get things done. >> reporter: the vermont senator tried to motivate his base. >> this is about creating a political revolution. >> nancy: but insists he's the underdog to become the democrats' race to be nominee for president. >> of course we're the underdog. we're taking on the most powerful political organization in the country, and that's the clinton organization. >> nancy: the former secretary of state urging voters to look
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>> before it was called obamacare, it was called hillary care, as you remember. >> nancy: and reminding voters what's important. >> the goal has to be to prevent the republicans from getting back into the white house, and i'm doing all the progress that has been made under president obama. >> nancy: so while they're in the same room at the same time, they didn't actually go head-to-head debate style. that will happen tonight in durham. much more throughout the morning on "today in new england." these candidates getting up close and personal with the voters here, which can can lead to some dramatic and even funny moments. we'll have more on that in our next half hour. we're now live in portsmouth, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and coming up at 6:00 on just one station, andy hiller has the results of our brand-new 7news/umass lowell tracking poll. we'll have all the big movers both up and down. stick around for those fresh
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>> sarah: new this morning, police are searching for an armed robber in methuen. the clerk at stop quick fought back when the suspect grabbed register. he then smashed through the door to get out because the clerk locked it. police want anyone with any information to give them a call. also new this morning, westerly road in plymouth will be closed while crews repair a sewer main break. starting at 6:30 a.m., only local traffic will be allowed between billington street and summer street. the closure is expected the last until friday night. crews are also asking those who live nearby to conserve water whenever possible. right now the principal of the arlington catholic high school is on administrative leave while the school is investigating a complaint. the alleged incident took place during a saturday detention involving the principal. the school released a statement saying they have no reason to believe it involves allegations of sexual abuse. >> christa: also this morning, a popular bar near fenway park is striking out and closing its
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officials say who's on first is going out of business. this was a popular spot for red sox fans for more than 35 years, and the decision now to close its doors comes after several shootings outside the bar at the end of last year. in fact, the mbta train conductor was shot and killed outside the bar on thanksgiving day. one person has been arrested in connection with that shooting. >> sarah: new details in the bill cosby case. after two days of hearings, a pennsylvania judge reaches a decision about the comedian's assault case. let's go to 7's kris anderson with more on the ruling. kris? >> kris: sarah, this decision is major setback for bill cosby. he was hoping his verbal agreement with a formal prosecutor would keep him out of the courtroom. that's not the case. the judge in this case says that it can move forward. bill cosby's lawyer tried telling the judge that the 2005 decision by the current district attorney then not to prosecute cosby was irreversible, but his attorney did admit in court
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with that former d.a. it's expected bill cosby will appeal this decision by the judge. he is set to be back in court next month. that's the very latest, live here at the breaking newsdesk, kris and isn't, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. 5:09 the time right now. the governor of florida is now declaring a state of emergency. there are at least nine cases of the zika virus in that state. health officials believe all the patients here contracted this mosquito-borne illness while they were traveling to affected countries. meantime, the c.d.c. is now adding jamaica and tonga to that list. experts say pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant should be especially cautious because of the risk of birth defects. >> sarah: and there's still more news ahead on "today in new england." a toddler in trouble. a three-year-old trapped when a chelsea apartment building goes up in flames. how crews were able to rescue the young boy. >> christa: all right. trying to file your taxes a little early today? the problem the irs is having with some of its old computer systems that could delay your
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>> sarah: mild times on this thursday morning. temperatures in the 50s. holding in the 50s throughout the day. rain changing to snow tonight. and it looks like a messy friday morning commute with some widespread snow. more on that forecast coming up. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. roads looking pretty good so far this morning for your thursday morning commute. here's a look at the expressway. ten minutes from braintree into boston. so far this morning the "t's" on time. we'll be right back. something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today to get any sandwich for $2.99 after 12:00 p.m.
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we had a lot of fun. our story behind the scenes of pippin will air on monday. you don't want the miss it. the show is at broadway in boston until february 14th, so all through next weekend. it's a show you don't want to miss it. >> christa: i'm so glad you had a chance to do that. >> sarah: he's like, squeeze your feet, squeeze your feet. >> christa: squeeze your feet? >> sarah: it was hard. no wonder they have amazing bodies. you're squeezing your body the whole time. it's really difficult. >> chris: did you get turned upside down? >> sarah: no, i probably would have fallen on my head, but he was constituenting it around. >> chris: i'd get dizzy and walk into the wall getting off this thing. 54 in boston right now. 57 in marshfield. we have a few showers this morning, and a couple of these brief showers have been popping up down through much of southern new england from rhode island back into connecticut. this will go right across
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not a completely dry morning commute. i do expect scattered showers into forecast. we do dry out for a while this afternoon and early this evening. however, the front that's off the east coast is going nowhere fast. there's going to be a secondary wave of low pressure that rides along it, and as it does, so it's going to give us rain, changing to snow overnight tonight. so depends on whiplash here as we go from the 50s this morn back the widespread snow tomorrow morning. there is a winter storm watch in effect for bristol county, plymouth county, down through the vineyard and the cape, as well, and back into southern rhode island. front just off to the east of us. we dry out for a while this afternoon and early this evening and then late this evening rain showers start to work back in as that wave of low pressure rides along the coastline. we'll start the evening off in the 40s and then temperatures falling into the 30s overnight. and once we get to about 33, 34, 35 degrees, that wet weather will transition over to some wet snow for tomorrow morning, just
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i do expect widespread wet snow falling down here from boston through metro west, down through friday morning commute, and it will be steady at times if not heavy at time, especially over southeastern mass. i think the the heaviest of the snow through about noontime and we'll kick it off shore and get some rays of sun in here by the 5:00. we're ending the day, right, and we have a mess to clean up. 1 to 3 inches of snow in the city of boston tomorrow morning. 3 to 6 down through much of the south shore, upper cape, as well. then from hyannis the chatham, maybe some lingering mixing issues with some rain so we can get the cold air the change it over to snow. so morning showers, mostly cloudy, steady temperatures. for the numbers, what you see is what you get. 50 to 55 degrees. tonight showers working back in after 9:00, 10:00. this will change to snowfall by about 4:00, 5:00 a.m., as temperatures slide back into the low 30s. and we do have that pasty, wet snow for the morning commute tomorrow, heaviest and steadiest
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afternoon drying, once we dry out in the afternoon, temperatures bouncing back into the mid to upper 40s. on 7 forecast, weekend is dry and quiet right now. temperatures running into the lower 40s on saturday and sunday. we do have to watch the potential of more snow later monday into tuesday. we'll keep an eye on, that as well. >> christa: so it's been more of a year now since we first heard the word deflategate, and this morning some are questioning whether the evidence even has evidence that could prove tom brady's innocence. let's head out live to gillette stadium with nicole oliverio. nicole? >> nicole: well, christa, his dad is speaking out, and he says if the nfl does have evidence that his son didn't cheat, they will never release it. could the nfl have proof the patriots didn't cheat last year after being accused of deflating footballs? yesterday the nfl head of officials said refs recorded ball measurements during random games and gave that information to the nfl. >> so right now we're evaluating
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have any violations this year, but again, we're still in that evaluation phase to look at the information. >> nicole: but tom brady's father says if that could prove his son never cheated, he doubts roger goodell would release the data telling the "globe," "i don't think it is in the league's best interest to release something that exonerated tom. all of the rest of it is nonsense, it's air." earlier this week roger goodell told a sports radio show the league wasn't conducting an experiment to see if ideal gas laws naturally deflated footballs. >> we do spot checks to prevent and make sure the clubs understand that we're watching these issues. it wasn't a research study. they were simply spot checks. >> nicole: while all this p.s.i. talk seems to be a lot of hot air, the question to whether tom brady will be at super bowl
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m.v.p.s is still up in the air. even his dad doesn't know that yet. and based on goodell's interview earlier this week, it doesn't sound like there are any plans to release any of the information. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: caught on camera, a bad, bad man taking a page from the joker's book and committing crimes instead of stopping them. deputies in central florida say this wannabe super villain robbed two stores in the orlando area. and he did it in just an hour and a half. deputies don't have much of a description except for the bat suit. >> christa: all right. up next, it's a happy homecoming. how the town of belmont is honoring... remember this mom? she is the first american woman to complete the world marathon challenge. and she's winning these races. let's just put it that way. >> sarah: mcdonald's serving up something a little different. the item being offered in happy meals that's putting smiles on
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>> chris: time is now 5:24 on this thursday morning. good morning, everyone. doesn't feel like february. temperatures lower to middle 50s. 54 in boston. 57 in marshfield. scattered showers developing once again after we did dry out for a couple showers overnight. so i'll have a few passing showers this morning, getting kids ready for the bus stop. expect a passing shower or two through the morning, but mostly cloudy, becoming even partly to mostly cloudy this afternoon. temperatures steady. we're running into the low to mid-50s through the day. temperatures dropping from the 40s and 30s tonight. rain changing to snow. it will be a messy friday morning commute with snow. how much to expect coming up in a bit. >> christa: the celtics have now won seven of their last eight games after taking down the pistons at the garden. isaiah thomas leading the way with a team-high 17 points and seven assists.
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with double-digits in points. c's win it 102-95. now they take on lebron james and the cavaliers in cleveland coming up tomorrow night. also the nhl has now suspended calgary flames defenseman dennis wideman 20 games for crosschecking a linesman. wideman, a former bruin, hit done henderson during a game last week. this 20-game suspension marks the second longest in league history for conduct toward an official. wideman will lose more than a half million dollars from that. the players' association is appealing that punishment. >> sarah: a parade will be held in belmont to honor becca pizzi, the first american woman to complete the world marathon challenge. the celebration is set to begin today at 3:30. pizzi completed the challenge last friday. she ran seven marathons on seven continents in just a week. pizzi won the women's division of the challenge and finished third overall. wow. >> christa: she deserves a really good mani pedi. >> sarah: and a nice massage probably.
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all right, a rush to rescue in chelsea. an apartment building going up in flames and inside a three-year-old trapped on a balcony. >> reporter: five days now until the primary. i'll have a live reports from portsmouth, new hampshire, coming up. >> sarah: and the message family members sent to a driver whose dangerous ride forever
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>> sarah: from a bromance to a brawl, donald trump and ted cruz trading insults on the campaign trail in new hampshire. >> christa: and sharing his story. why the cap driver kidnapped by those escaped inmates in california is now thanking one of them. >> sarah: the tax filing season has just begun. unfortunately it is off to a bumpy start. the computer issues forcing the irs to shut down its tax return e-file system. >> this is 7news "today in new
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>> christa: the calm before a little bit of a storm that we're getting it sounds like tomorrow, but for today it sounds like it's all right. >> sarah: a little wet out there, chris. >> chris: a little wet. warm, though. we have mild air in place. only new england can you go from 57 degrees to heavy, wet snow. marshfield 57. boston at 54 and scattered showers continuing to work up from rhode island, up the 95 stretch, especially across southeastern mass. i'd expect some scattered showers through the morning, even into the city of boston. we'll call it scattered showers for several hours this morning. otherwise it's mostly cloudy and quiet this afternoon. temperatures running on average low to mid-50s. so we're steady as we go temperature-wise. how about tomorrow morning. watch what happens here, rain reigniting overnight tonight as cold air starts to work on in. that rain changing over to snow just in time for the morning commute, and there will be accumulating snow. the steadiest of it across eastern mass. southeastern mass, 3 to 6 inches of snow there, city of boston through much of metro west, 1 to 3.
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noontime tomorrow. guys? >> meaghan:>> christa: all right. let's say good morning to danielle gersh with our fast track traffic. >> danielle: thanks, christa. let's head to the maps. from braintree into boston, ten minutes northbound on the expressway. south of town to major issues on route 3, 24 or 95 this morning. the pike looking good if you're heading eastbound on the pike into boston. all green. no delays to tell you about there. 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 into boston looking good so far this morning as is route 1. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 11 minutes on the expressway from braid into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, so far it's on time, back to you, guys. >> christa: and looking to pull ahead in the new hampshire primary, the candidates will be out early and often. today, of course, trying to sway voters. five days before that primary.
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portsmouth for us. nancy? >> nancy: good morning to you, christa. busy day ahead here in portsmouth. marco rubio, ted cruz and donald trump will all be making stops here throughout the day with marco rubio first up. he's going to be here behind me coming up at 8:00. so busy day ahead, and here is what to watch for. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be going head to head in a debate in durham tonight. busy day also for donald trump, who is returning to new hampshire after spending wednesday in arkansas. his campaign has been adding events to his itinerary and he has five schedules stops today. also a familiar face showing up on the trail today, barbara bush will be campaigning for her son jeb in derry this evening. meantime, while donald trump has been leading in the polls here, there's a lot of buzz around marco rubio as he continues to gain momentum. as the republican candidates crisscross new hampshire, donald trump headed to arkansas and called for an iowa re-do wednesday.
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know, these politicians are brutal. >> nancy: trump claims that at least one site cruz voters told caucus voters that ben carson was dropping out of the race. >> have you noticed donald doesn't take losing well. >> nancy: cruz even coining a new phrase for trump's reaction. >> it's no surprise that donald is throwing another temper tantrum or, if you like, another trumper tantrum. it seems his reaction to everything is to throw a fit and engage in insults. >> nancy: a group of protesters shouted as cruz claimed science doesn't support climate control. the other candidates positioning themselves as the alternative to trump and cruz. florida senator marco rubio, who is gaining momentum, has four town halls scheduled for today,
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more support from his mother bash remark especially after a fiery speech fell flat on wednesday. >> get back in the business of creating a more peaceful world. please clap. >> nancy: so a lot of undecided voters in new hampshire. john kasich among those who really need a win. he says he's aiming to get to 100 events here in new hampshire by friday. so busy and exciting, fiery times here on the trail so far, but there have been a few scairgs along the way, including a supporter fainting as well as plane trouble for donald trump. we'll have a look at that later in the hour, but for now, live in portsmouth, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening later today, harvard's institute of politics will host a special screening of the documentary of james foley, the new hampshire journalist beheaded by isis in 2014. the film is called "jim: the james foley story" and was directed by brian oak, one of foley's closest friends.
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p.m. the documentary will air on hbo on saturday. >> christa: whitey bulger's long-time girlfriend coming contempt charges. a sentence date is now set for april. greig spent 16 years on the run with whitey bulger. she was charged with contempt for refusing to testify about whether or not anyone else helped the former mob boss during that time. her attorney says she will not change her mind. greig is already serving amount years behind bars. a driver who caused a horrible crash in jamaica plain learning his fate. a judge giving 20-year-old nicholas papadopoulos one year in prison after a jury found him negligent in a 2013 jamaica way crash that. accident left two men paralyzed. one of the victims, a father of three little boys suffered severe brain damage. their families say this is a devastating. in court papadopoulos apologized for what happened.
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>> i am truly sorry for all this have been affected by this accident an trial. never in my life would i have wanted to put anyone through something like this. >> christa: after this year in prison, papadopoulos will also have to perform 2,000 hours of community service at a brain and spinal injury rehab facility. >> sarah: a race to the rescue in chelsea when firefighters learn a toddler is trapped in a burning apartment building. crews say the fast-moving flames forced dozens of families to rush out. a neighbor spotted the three-year-old out on the fourth-floor balcony. that's when crews jumped into action, getting their ladders up and the child down as quickly as possible. >> we sent crews immediately up and they were able to get him out and escort him out of the building. >> grab the kid and just run quickly to save the life. >> sarah: everyone inside made it out safely. two firefighters were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. >> christa: all right. just ahead, if you're filing your taxes electronically, if
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this, that was on your to-do list today, you may be out of luck. why the irs is temporarily shutting down the e-file system. >> sarah: plus secret savings. three places you can find coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. >> christa: and getting ready for the super bowl, your party. if you're looking for a swanky, stylish place the host it, how about the home of a carolina panthers' player? we'll explain that one, chris. >> chris: a lot of good food there, too. the forecast for the weekend looks good. this morning we're starting off mild. we have a winter storm watch in effect for tomorrow down through southeastern mass. what it means for forecast ahead. >> danielle: and good morning, everyone. here's a look at the pike. westbound on the pike just after the allston tolls, we actually have an accident involving a truck. the rest of your ride looking good so far this morning. if you're taking the "t," it's on time.
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street.
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rihanna, chris martin and taylor swift all held the same title. "the voice" returns on february 2-9dth. >> christa: mcdonald's is replacing a toy inside the children's meals with a book. three of the books will be valentine's day themed and one will be an old favorite, paddington. this is the third year mcdonald's partnered with a literacy non-profit to give out those books. that should make parents pretty happy. >> sarah: i love that idea. we got a lot to get to. everything you need to know and go is coming up next, tax trouble, what's causing the irs to temporarily stop accepting electronically filed returns. >> reporter: another busy day on the campaign trail. i'll have a live report coming up from portsmouth, new hampshire. >> christa: also why the cab driver kidnapped we those california jail escapees is now thanking one of the men coming
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when their packages arrive. ing real-time delivery notifications. n more at myusps.com >> sarah: all right. it's 5:45. first up we have weather with chris lambert. everyone. a mild start. temperatures still lower to middle 50s. so light jacket. that's all this morning. you need to keep the umbrella handy. we'll have a few showers rolling through at times. not all of us getting a soaking rain.
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through southeastern mass back into southern connecticut. you can see how it's all expanding up the 95 corridor. i do expect scattered showers around this morning. this afternoon we get into a dre stretch. that will likely continue into early this evening. and then we have to track the tail end of this front to the south of us for more precipitation working in tonight. steady temperatures throughout the day. low to mid-50s. and again, mostly cloudy skies during the afternoon. taking a look at the midwest down through the deep south, a lot of locations quiet, however, it's this front that gets hung up across the east coast that will cause us problems for tomorrow morning, specifically for the morning commute. we have a winter storm watch in effect down through southeastern mass for late tonight into early friday afternoon. essentially what's happening is after we dry out for the afternoon and early this evening, by mid to late evening showers start to work back in at the same time colder air starts to work back in from the north and west. and the rain changes over to snow by about 4:00, 5:00 a.m. through the 95 corridor. and by about 7:00 down through
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taking a look at forecast for tomorrow, right in the middle of the morning commute, yes, that's a solid batch of snow across the area. it will be steady across eastern mass, especially down through southeastern mass where at times it will be heavy. up to 3 to 6 inches of snow south and east of boston. 1 to 3 in the metro area. lighter amounts across southern new hampshire and across outer route 2. showers arriving tonight. temperatures this evening in the low 40s. but as soon as we dip back to 33 degrees, we get that flip over to some wet snow. that will happen early tomorrow morning and the the the heaviest of it during the morning commute. it will bounce back up in the mid to upper 30s during the afternoon. we've already had that messy morning commute. weekend looks good, above freezing. we'll melt some of that snow out there saturday and sunday. perhaps the potential of more snow monday afternoon into tuesday. >> sarah: all right. 5:46 a.m. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. this is a look at the pike.
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involving a truck. it's not causing any delays, though. let's go to the maps on the expressway. your drive is slowing down from braintree into boston, up to 17 minutes this morning. south of town, route 3, 24, 95, no mange issues to tell you about. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, mostly green. so no delays there. 93 southbound over lawrence, 128 into boston, looking pretty good. a little bit of slowing. route 1 mainly green. no major delays to tell you about. there let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 16 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> meaghan: danielle, thank you. the new hampshire primary just five days away. while the granite state may be small, tuesday expected to have major impact on the president, campaign. >> sarah: that means the candidates are doing everything they can to change the minds of voters and 7's nancy chen live in portsmouth with more this morning. hey, nancy.
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good morning to you, sarah. busy day ahead here for those candidates as they crisscross the state trying to get those votes. there's a lot of momentum right now behind marco rubio, who has been gaining in the polls. he's expected here in portsmouth later on today as are ted cruz and donald trump. separately, of course, you know about the animosity between the two of them. things starting to get testy. trump is accusing cruz of playing dirty in the iowa caucuses and stealing his win. trump called for either new voting there or for the results to be nullified, and cruz responded with a new phrase. >> oh, that voter fraud. you know, these politicians are brutal. >> well, listen, it is no surprise that donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum, or if you like yet another trumper tantrum. it seems his reaction to everything is no throw a fit, to engage in insults. >> nancy: late night meantime for both bernie sanders and hillary clinton as they had a
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both showed softer sides while also slamming each other about being progressives. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. so all i say, you can't say you're a moderate on one day and be a progressive on the other day. >> i was somewhat amused today that senator sanders has set himself up to be the gatekeeper on who is a progressive. i'm a progressive who likes to get things done. >> nancy: so while they were in the same place at the same time, they did not actually debate each other. instead that will happen later on tonight. there have been some exciting moments on the campaign trail, but also a few scare, including one for a sanders' supporter. >> some of you know -- oh, my god. >> nancy: sanders briefly stopped a press conference,
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the man laid on the ground for a little bit before being helped out. then he walked out of the door. meantime, scare in the air for donald trump. his private jet had to make an emergency landing after reporting engine trouble. he was on his way the arkansas and made it after that stop. never a dull day on the campaign trail. donald trump is expected back in new hampshire later on today. live in portsmouth, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: and remember on just one station this morning, our exclusive 7news/umass lowell poll is out. it looks like the iowa caucus is having an impact in new hampshire. andy hiller will break down the results in about an hour. >> christa: right now firefighters believe the weather may be to blame for a fire at a four-unit home in lawrence. strong winds knocked over a tree, which then took out power lines on sargent street last night. now, everybody inside the house did manage to make it out.
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one firefighter was hurt. he hurt his hip. he is expected to be okay. >> sarah: warren police searching for an armed robber on the run. it happened tuesday at a shell gas station in sagamore beach. the man you see here pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded cash and took off. anyone with information is asked to call police. >> christa: happening today, the c.e.o. infamous for raising the price of a life-saving drug more than 5,000% is set to testify before congress. martin shkreli and others will speak at a hearing on the rising cost of prescription drugs. it will be held by the house oversight and government reform committee once again in washington. and the woman facing charges in the murder of a teenager in virginia is called to court today. 19-year-old natalie keepers' attorney is failing paperwork to request bond. keepers is charged with being an accessory before and after the fact and improper disposal of a body. 18-year-old david eisenhauer meantime is charged with
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police say 13-year-old nicole lovell was stabbed to death the day she disappeared. investigators believe she met the alleged suspect on a popular app a week before her murder. this morning a cab driver kidnapped and held captive for a week by those three escapees out of a california jail is telling his story. ism. >> sarah: he actually has a reason to thank one of them. 7's kris anderson is here with details on. this. >> kris: sarah and christa, this cab driver says he's flat-out lucky to be alive. the 71-year-old says he picked up a fugitive outside a restaurant around the same time the prison realized that these men had escaped. he says they took him to different hotels in california. he recalls that a gun was always at hand, ready and sometimes the prisoners would sleep up against the door so he couldn't escape. speaking through a translator, he says the prisoners got into a fight on whether or not to kill him until one of them took him
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>> on the way back here, he told me they wanted to kill me. that's why, you know, we were fighting. by that time i knew that, you know, they wanted to kill me. >> kris: the prisoner who drove him away from the others turned himself in at an auto repair shop. the other two men were eventually captured. live in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the mexican actress who arranged a meeting between sean penn and fugitive drug lord el chapo guzman is asking for an injunction. kate del castillo wants a court to block any arrests stemming from her relationship with guzman. officials are investigating possible money laundering through a business. del castillo and sean penn met with el chapo before he was recaptured last month.
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first hopes to have its services up and running after the agency experience hardware failure. wednesday's outage caused many of t tax processing systems to be unavailable. some parts of the agency's web site still aren't working properly. if you filed your return before the issue, the irs says you won't be affected. >> christa: healthy eating comes with a hefty price tag if you're trying to eat fresh and organic, but there are secret ways to sign up for savings. according to dailyfinance.com, register with earth bound farm. the site sells a variety of organic fruits and veggie, and you can get coupons e-mailed to you, as well. also sign up for the fresh express newsletter. you get access to tips and recipes and discounts, and lastly, you can register with driscolls. you can save money on all different kinds of berries by doing that one. >> sarah: now on 7news, people around the country will be enjoying their favorite foods, of course, during the super bowl this weekend. >> christa: what's your favorite? i love wings.
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like nachos. my mom makes this five-layer dip that's really good. >> christa: love that. love it. so if you're worried about calories, let's just say that five-layer dip probably has a lot of them. here are some healthy alternatives. clinical dietitians recommend choosing chicken tenders instead of chicken wings. come on. >> sarah: it's the super bowl. it's like christmas. >> christa: it's like candy on valentine's day, right? you can also swap out sour cream for greek yogurt and drink light beer instead of regular. >> sarah: all right. if you ever wanted to watch the super bowl from a player's coach, now you have the chance. panthers' safety roman harper is obviously in california as he and his teammates prepare for sunday's game. so he is renting out his home in charlotte to a fan and a gust who want to experience super bowl 50 in style. harper posted these images on the web site air bnb. you can watch the game on his 70-inch tv while enjoying a
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to rent his home for one night, it will cost you $5,000, but the money will go to his charity harper's hope 41 foundation, which benefits children. >> christa: wow. really nice view. there it looked like the weather was good, too. we'll be right back with your
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ism big flames forced four families out. >> took out the power lines going into the house, dropped them on to the car and started a fire in the house. >> sarah: what sparked the fire that injured a lawrence firefighter. >> christa: 2t democrats facing off before the new
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they debate tonight on the heels of dueling town hall appearances. plus the republican field getting smaller as the war of words ramps up. >> sarah: and will tom brady attend sunday's super bowl honors by the nfl? find out what his father is saying about it. >> christa: and a star athlete collapses during a high school volleyball game. how fans in the stands saved her life. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it's february 4th. cruising through this month already. i'm christa delcamp. ism and i'm sarah french. severe weather doing damage around the region. new video in of a power line sparking a fire on a street in swampscott. police posted this video of a tree taking down power lines on banks road. power was out for quite some time. there strong winds were taking down trees all across the region as well. this is maverick street in east boston. trees were down in several other towns in chelsea and lawrence. so for a check of the forecast today, let's send it over the
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>> chris: sarah, southerly winds last night gusted close to 70mph in the city of boston. 55 for an air temperature. that southerly wind also dragging in a whole will the of mild air. we have showers working through long island, connecticut, that's going to work through eastern mass this morning. i do expect some scattered showers around this morning. otherwise clouds and some peeks of sun this afternoon. you know temperatures fairly steady throughout the day, holding in the mid-50s, going into the low 50s this afternoon. west. in tonight. at the same time, you look at this storm system down through the deep south along a front that's stuck across new england or just to the east of new england, and that will eventually provide us with rain, changing over to snow just in time for tomorrow morning. there's a winter storm watch in effect down through southeastern mass. i do expect that rain to turn to tomorrow. it will be a steady snow during the morning commute. highest totals 3 to 6 inches down through southeastern mass. 1 to 3 for the city of boston,
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gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. this is a look at 93 southbound as you head into boston. we had an accident on 93 southbound in medford at mystic avenue, but it just cleared. good news. there route 1 looking good. the expressway northbound, 17 minutes. no major delays on route 3, 24 or 95. 128 southbound a little slow as you approach the braintree split there if you're trying to get on to the expressway. the pike back out to framingham, eastbound into boston mostly green. no major delays to tell you about. drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 16 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split into boston. into town on the pike, no delays there. the zakim bridge. morning. time. back toback to you, guys. >> christa: happening now, bad weather being blamed for sparking this fire at a multifamily home up in lawrence.
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after taking down a tree and then power lines with it. firefighters here very busy overnight with all these wind-related calls. >> sarah: in lawrence, four families and their pets were able to escape the fire. 7's victoria warren live with more on the difficult firefight. >> victoria: yeah, it was very tough. you add the wind and the fact that, you know, this was last night and this home behind me, there were people in here. i'll show you what happened. you see this large branch on top of this car. this is what came down, bringing power lines with it. when those power lines snapped, the home caught fire. instant. >> i heard the tree fell down, and then boom, a lot of fire. >> victoria: a wind-driven fire in lawrence. down all across the city. >> a tree limb was knocked down, and it took out the power lines going into the house, dropped them onto a car and started a fire in the house.
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all home at the time. everyone made it out safely. the home is old and the chief says the wind just pushed the flames through, and that power line that fell stayed live, which really held firefighters back. >> this side of the street at the time had power lines down, so we were unable to get water from this end. we had to go to the other end. >> victoria: the fire and city-wide wind damage stretching resources thin, so other fire departments were called in to help. the home is a complete loss and one firefighter was hurt. >> he hurt his hip. he's been transported to lawrence general. he should be all right. >> victoria: the good news is that firefighter is expected to be okay. in addition to all the people getting themselves safely out of this home while it was burning last night, firefighters were able to rescue three dogs and a bird. live this morning in lawrence, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now crews are investigating whether a power outage is what led to this
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it was at a home on tucker road. neighbors say the fire started in the couple's garage about five minutes after power was finally restored to the neighborhood. they had lost it. both victims were taken to the hospital. luckily they're expected to be okay. >> sarah: the democrats are going head-to-head in a debate tonight in new hampshire. it's the first one-on-one phaseoff for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> christa: let's talk about the republicans, as well. the field is getting smaller, and the war of words between ted cruz and donald trump is growing this morning. so for the latest, let's head to 7's nancy chen live in manchester. nancy? >> nancy: good morning to you, christa. a lot to get to. portsmouth will be one busy town here. we have at least three scheduled events throughout the day. marco rubio first up at 8:00. he'll be here behind me for a town hall event. ted cruz and donald trump will also be making stops in portsmouth later on today. this as trump is accusing cruz of playing dirty in the iowa caucuses and stealing his win. trump called for either new voting there or for the results
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cruz responded by saying trump is throwing a tantrum or, as he put it, a "trumper tantrum." so things certainly heating up here to be campaign trail as the field narrows. rick santorum, rand paul both dropping out yesterday after low numbers in iowa. santorum throwing his support now behind marco rubio. meantime, on the democratic side, i think bernie sanders and hillary clinton with a late night. they had a democratic town hall. their biggest argument seemed to be over who was more progressive. fresh out of the gate at the new hampshire town hall, bernie sanders slamming his democratic rival hillary clinton. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes 15 million dollars from wall street. so all i said, you can't go and say you're a moderate on one day and be a progressive on the other day. >> christa: clinton fought back. >> i was somewhat amused that
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up on the gatekeeper of prowho is a progressive. i'm a progressive who likes to get things done. >> the candidate wanted to sway his voters. >> this is about creating a revolution. >> nancy: but insists he's the underdog to become the democrats' next nominee for president. >> of course we're the underdog. we're taking on the most powerful political organization in the country, and that's the clinton organization. >> nancy: the former secretary of state urging voters to look at her record. >> before it was called obamacare, it was called hillary care, as you remember. >> nancy: and reminding voters what's important. >> the goal has to be to prevent the republicans from getting back into the white house, and i'm touting all the progress that has been made under president obama. >> they didn't go head to head. that will happen tonight at a democratic debate in durham. we'll have much more coming up this morning. these candidates getting up
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which can can lead to some dramatic, perhaps even funny moments. we'll have that in our next half hour. for now live, in portsmouth, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." im coming up on just one station, our new exclusive tracking polls out of new hampshire this morning. there are big changes in the numbers. one candidate overtaking another, so stay tuned. political editor andy hiller will break it all down in a live report coming up at 6:45. >> christa: also new this morning, tom brady's father is speaking out about his son and the nfl. some are questioning whether the league is withholding evidence that could prove brady's innocence in deflategate. so for more on what his father is saying and this whole story, here's 7'sology oliverio at gillette this morning. >> nicole: christa, brady's father is saying if there is information that would prove brady didn't tamper with the air pressure inside the footballs,
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will ever release it. could the nfl have proof the patriots didn't cheat last year after being accused of deflating footballs? yesterday the nfl head of officials said refs recorded ball measurements during random games and gave that information to the nfl. >> so right now we're evaluating the information, and we didn't have any violations this year, but again, we're still in that evaluation phase to look at the information. >> nicole: but tom brady's father says if that could prove his son never cheated, he doubts roger goodell would release the data, telling the "globe," "i don't think it is in the league's best interest to release something that exonerated tom. all of the rest of it is nonsense, it's air." earlier this week roger goodell told a sports radio show the league wasn't conducting an experiment to see if ideal gas laws naturally deflated footballs. >> we do spot checks to prevent and make sure the clubs understand that we're watching
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it wasn't a research study. they were simply spot checks. >> nicole: while all this p.s.i. talk seems to be a lot of hot air, the question to whether tom brady will be at super bowl 50 this weekend as the league honors former m.v.p.s is still up in the air. even his dad doesn't know that yet. and brady's father, who lives just a few miles from the stadium in san francisco, says whether or not he watches the game on sunday depends on how empty the golf courses will be. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a popular bar near fenway park striking out and closing its doors for good. officials say who is on first is going out of business. it was a popular spot for red sox fans for more than 35 years. the decision to close its doors comes after multiple shootings outside the bar at the end of last year. mbta train conductor was shot and killed outside who's on
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one person has been arrested in connection with that shooting. >> christa: coming up new this morning, a violent scene inside a store in methuen. a clerk and a robber going toe to toe inside. >> sarah: and using teamwork to save a life. how groups came together to bring a volleyball player back the life. >> christa: and cameras rolling on this unbelievable crash that happened on a busy highway. >> chris: mild start to the day. temperatures in the 50s. a few scattered showers this morning. by tomorrow morning we're tracking heavy snow at time, especially down through southeastern mass. quite a turn around in the weather. how much snow to expect and the
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>> sarah: welcome back. it's 6:14. i had an exciting night last night.
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the broadway musical "pippin." i tried to learn some tricks from the acrobats in the show. >> christa: oh, my goodness. >> sarah: of course, the show has a circus theme if you haven't seen it. there are a lot of acrobats. i was trying to learn some of these new tricks. he spins that wheel around. it got really dizzy. then i stood on his shoulders. of course, they flip around and catch each other. it was an incredible show. so don't miss our behind-the-scenes story. it will air monday morning at 6:00 a.m. of course, "pippin" is at boston opera house until february 14th. it was like broadway meets cirque du soleil. it was incredible. >> christa: you're not going to run off and join the circus on us, are you? >> sarah: i wish i could, but the way they move their body, chris, and what they co, i was just jaw to the floor. >> chris: i was getting dizzy just thinking about spinning around on that ring. it's incredible what they can do. you're absolutely right on that. you sing a lot, too. so you may combine those skills. 55 degrees in boston.
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i think the weather over the next couple days will make your head spin. we're going from mild air into some snow by tomorrow morning. wind still out of the south-southwest this morning 12 to 15mph. we do track some showers. boston across rhode island, connecticut, this is going to work through eastern mass, especially south of the mass pike. so over the next few hours, i do expect scattered showers out there. and temperatures overall steady through the late-morning hours into the afternoon. i think we'll hold lower to middle 50s. the warm air will not last all that long. as the front slides through new england and gets stuck just off the east coast, here's the colder air back to buffalo, new york and back through green bay that starts working in overnight tonight. eventually what that cold air will try to do is catch up with this front, this system that rides up the east coast for tonight and into tomorrow morning. the rest of the country right now rather quiet. however, it's that front that we're concerned with for late tonight into tomorrow morning. now, tonight, this evening,9:00, 10:00, 11:00, still in the 40s and rain starts to overspread
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as that colder air works in, you transition over to snow. i do expect steady, wet snow for the morning commute on friday and it will be moderate to heavy at time, especially across eastern mass, southeastern mass, pockets of some heavier snow coinciding with that morning commute. the evening commute different story. we should dry out in the afternoon. although there may be some lingering snow down through the cape early in the afternoon, including plymouth county, as well. 3 to 6 inches just to the south of boston here down through plymouth county, bristol county and the upper cape. one to three in the boston metro area out through metro west. it's enough to create slick conditions for tomorrow morning as we drop these temperatures tonight. showers arriving late this evening and transitioning over to snow. and the temp trend tonight, i'd say by 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 a.m., you start getting cold enough to watch that changeover to some snow. the morning snow tomorrow will be heaviest across southeastern mass. we'll dry out for the afternoon. above freezing this afternoon. once the snow tapers off, road conditions should improve fairly
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you notice 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, even 10:00 a.m., i think we'll be pretty much snarled up with some steady snow working through. allow for some extra time if you have to travel to work tomorrow morning, perhaps even some delays for the kiddos there. 7 on 7 forecast, going into the weekend, we are dry. melting some of that snow, could add back to the snow monday afternoon to tuesday. >> time now for fast track traffic. here's danielle gersh. >> christa: thanks, sarah. not looking too bad. it will probably be a much different story tomorrow morning. here's a lock at the expressway northbound. it is slow. let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston on the expressway. that drive up to about 24 minutes, and you're starting to really hit the brakes at granite avenue. south of town, some slowing on route 3 as you approach 128 and the expressway. the same story on route 24 and 95. but no major delays to tell you about. on the pike, heading eastbound from framingham into boston, mostly green. so no major delays there either. and heading into town on 93 southbound, you're slow and go from lawrence over 128 and into
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route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 22 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 19 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, it's on time. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. the governor of florida declaring a state of emergency as there are at least nine cases of zika virus in the state. health officials believe all the patients contracted the illness while traveling to foreign countries. the c.d.c. now adding jamaica and tonga to that list. pregnant women should be especially cautious because of the risk of birth defects. the sexual assault case against bill cosby will move forward. cosby was hoping his verbal agreement with a former d.a. not the prosecute in 2005 would keep him out of the courtroom. but a judge ruled that wasn't a binding agreement. it's expected cosby will appeal the decision.
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>> christa: staff at a high school gym raced to the rescue when a teenager suddenly collapses on the court. now, you see what happens there. 17-year-old claire crawford collapsed in the middle of the game in georgia. a staff member rushes to get the defibrillator. the teen and her family say that she had a heart attack. they're in the sure why. but they are thankful that the staff knew exactly what to do. >> burning kind of, but like down my left arm and in my chest, like my heart felt like it was working really hard, which it was. great that they were all trained and i'm glad if it happened to somebody else, they would be trained to help them, as well. >> christa: so after doctors took a look, they found several unexplained blockages during an examination, and claire underweather an emergency heart surgery. >> sarah: check out this dash cam video. a car speeds across a highway on
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it happened in england. it skids across the lanes, the car hits another, sending it crashing into the guardrail. the family inside the flipped vehicle escaped, get this, without any injuries. a bad batman taking the page from the joker's book, committing crimes instead of stopping them. deputies in central florida say this wannabe supervillain robbed two stores in the orlando area. he did it just an hour -- he did it in just an hour and a half. deputies don't have much of a description except for that batman suit. >> christa: all right. still ahead, a toddler trapped in chelsea as flames creep closer. what firefighters did to rescue this little boy from the fourth floor. >> sarah: also a big celebration planned for the belmont mom who won a world
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>> christa: it's 6:24. the celtics have won seven of their last eight games after taking on the pistons at the garden. isaiah thomas finishing with a team high 17 points and 17 assists. the c's win it 102-95. they take on lebron james and the cavaliers in cleveland coming up saturday night. and warror's guard steph curry is used to putting up impressive numbers. we know that. he put on another impressive show last night against the wizards. he hit six three pointers in the opening nine minutes of the game. curry finished the game with 11 three pointers, one short of tying the single-game nba record. he scored 51 points as golden state wins it again. >> sarah: the nhl has suspended calgary flames defenseman dennis wideman 20 games for crosschecking a linesman. wideman, a former bruin, hit don henderson during a game last week. the 20-game suspension marks the second longest in league history
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wideman will lose more than 500,000 dollars. the players' association is appealing the punishment. a parade will be held in belmont to honor becca pizzi, first american woman to complete the corld marathon challenge. pretty amazing. the celebration is set to begin today at 3:30. pizzi completed the challenge last friday. she ran seven marathons on seven continents in just one week. pizzi won the women's division and finished third overall. >> christa: i'm hoping she has a serious spa day in store. >> sarah: she deserves one. >> christa: and then some. it's 6:26. still ahead, a bit of a scare on the campaign trail up in new hampshire. bernie sanders startled by somebody else who is on stage. >> sarah: also a tribute to new england journalist james foley. >> christa: and some customers not loving mcdonald's newest
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>> sarah: new this morning, a wild scene in a local store. a clerk turns the tables on a robber what makes a desperate dive. >> christa: fierce flame, whipping winds and live power lines. >> we had a difficult time. >> christa: trouble for lawrence firefighters as they race to rescue pets from a burning home. >> sarah: the war of words heating up in the race for the white house. the top g.o.p. candidates release a barrage of attacks on each other. >> donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum. >> he's as inty guy. no one likes him. travel troubles. the emergency landing on the campaign trail. >> andy: the new numbers from in. find out who is gaining ground in new hampshire. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday it's 6:30. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. delcamp. the weather has been so mild, we training starts.
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if it weren't so muddy, we could play spring baseball this afternoon. temperatures hold in the 50s. bring spring training and baseball, about four weeks away in fort myers. 55 in boston. 57 in plymouth. showers developing across rhode island down through southeastern connecticut. this is going to work through east everybody mass this morning, especially south of the mass pike. so we'll have those showers this morning. temperatures not moving much throughout the day. we'll continue to have temps into the low to mid-50s this afternoon. peaks of sun not out of the question. it's a dry start to the evening, but not a dry finish. rain changing to snow overnight tonight. winter storm watch up through southeastern mass and portions of the cape. i do expect a steady, wet snow for tomorrow morning's commute. perhaps up to a few inches close to the city of boston 3-rbg to 6 south of the city. more on this forecast and the seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: chris, they report two weeks from today. can you believe it? sorry. had to interjet there. danielle, how about traffic? >> danielle: roads are looking good, christa. a slow drive on the expressway,
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let's go to the maps from the braintree split into boston. that drive 24 minutes. south of town, slowing on 128, route 3 and 95, but in major delays to tell you about this morning. the pike into town from framingham, a little slow and go. again, no red, so no major delays there. either you're slow and go on 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 and into boston. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 20 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: all right. new this morning at 6:32, a violent crime caught on camera. an armed robber tries to make off with the cash register in this store in methuen, but the clerk has some other ideas. 7's kris anderson joins us with more on this wild video. >> kris: talk about turning the tables on a crook. police are hoping this new surveillance video released overnight will help them catch
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unusual escape. a robbery attempt in methuen takes a dramatic turn when the clerk fights back. the suspect tries to steal the cash register. that's when the clerk starts teeing off with what appears to be a golf club. the knife-wilding bandit retreats and tries to leave the store, but the door is locked, so he uses the cash register to smash the glass, while the clerk smashes him. then watch this. the desperate crook dives head-first into the broken glass pretty wild scene there. police say this was a bigger guy, about 6'4", 250 pounds. they think 35 years old maybe. and he left the scene in a blue s.u.v., possibly a jeep. if you know who he is, call police. live here in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now four families out of their home after flames tear through their house
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firefighters are blaming the weather for this fire because strong winds last night knocked over a tree, which in turn brought down power lines. that's what sparked it on sargent street. everybody did manage to get out of this multifamily house, but it's a complete ls. in fact, one firefighter hurt his hip, but he's expected to be okay. >> sarah: all eyes on the new hampshire primary. the candidates for president crisscrossing the granite state trying to sway voters. and things are heating up between the top two republicans. 's nancy chen is in portsmouth with more on what we'll be watching for today. good morning, nancy. >> nancy: good morning to you. sarah. a lot happening in portsmouth today. marco rubio, ted cruz, donald trump all expected to make stops in portsmouth throughout the day. marco rubio is going to be first up. he's going to be here at an event at 8:00 a.m. a lot of people are expected for that town hall forum. five days to go until the primary. this is go time. here's what the watch out for today. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be going head to
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then also a busy day for donald trump. he's returning to new hampshire after spending wednesday in arkansas. his campaign, by the way, has been adding events to his itinerary. he has five scheduled stops today. also a familiar face showing up on the trail today. barbara bush will be campaigning for her son jeb in derry. that's going to be this evening. meantime, while donald trump has been leading in the polls here, there's been a lot of buzz around marco rubio, who has been gaining momentum. >> okay. >> nancy: as the republican candidates crisscross new hampshire, donald trump headed to arkansas and called for an iowa re-do wednesday. >> oh, these voter fraud can be brutal. >> nancy: trump said cruz urged ben carson's supporters to vote for him because he was
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>> oh, donald doesn't like the lose. >> nancy: cruz even coining a new phrase. >> he's throwing another temper tantrum or if you like a trumper tantrum. he turns to insults. >> nancy: a group of claimed science doesn't support the other candidates positioning themselves as the alternative to trump and cruz. florida senator marco rubio, who is gaining momentum, has four town halls scheduled for today, while jeb bush is hoping for more support from his mother bash remark especially after a fiery speech fell flat on wednesday. >> get back in the business of creating a more peaceful world. please clap. >> nancy: there are still a lot of voters undecided in new hampshire. among those who really need a win, john kasich. he says he's planning at least 100 events in new hampshire by
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some exciting, some momentous times on the trail so far, but there have also been a few scares, including a supporter fainting as well as plane trouble for donald trump. we'll have a look at that later in the hour. but for now, live knits, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: harvard's institute of politics set to host a screening of the documentary of james foley,, the new hampshire journalist who was executed by isis back in 2014. the film will be shown tonight. it will be at 6:00. and it's called "jim: the james foley story." it was directed by brian oaks, one of foley's closest friends. the documentary will air on hbo coming up saturday. catherine greig is coming clean in court. the woman who helped james "whitey" bulger hide for years pleading guilty for refusing to testify. she's already serving eight years in prison for helping bulger hide for 16 years. >> sarah: still ahead, fierce flames tear through a home in norfolk. two people sent to the hospital.
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sparked the fire. >> christa: and a boy is safe this morning after some local firefighters raced to his rescue. >> sarah: and an update on those mcdonald's mozzarella sticks that are causing an uproar online. the action some customers are
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>> christa: back at 6:40. firefighters learn that a toddler is trapped in a burning apartment building. crews say this fast-moving fire forced dozens of families to rush out. a neighbor spotted this little three-year-old out on a fourth-floor balcony. that's when crews jumped into action, bringing out their ladders to try to help. >> sarah: we set crews immediately up. they were able to escort him out of the building. >> just grab the kids. just run quickly to save the life. >> so everybody did luckily make it out safely l but two firefighters were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. >> christa: customers at mcdonald's are not loving it after many customers started complaining the mozzarella sticks they ordered had no cheese in them. a class action lawsuit was filed in california that the fast food
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cheese inside of them. the lawsuit claims that part of the cheese is actually a starch filter rather than the 100% real cheese like they advertise. got to have the cheese, right? >> christa: i was going the say, that's breadstick if you have breading with in cheese in the middle. >> sarah: but mozzarella sticks are one of my favorites. >> christa: yes, i'm with you on that one. 6:42. up next we have a major shift to talk about in the race for the white house. you will see how some of the candidates gained ground in our exclusive overnight poll just out this morning. ism also whipping winds causing trouble around the region last night taking down trees and power lines. >> christa: and will tom brady attend sunday's super bowl honors by the nfl? you're going to find out what his dad has to say about it
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>> christa: on just one station this morn, we are minutes away from releasing our exclusive new tracking poll. we have team 7 coverage up in new hampshire. andy hiller has brand-new numbers. nancy chen with the latest on the candidates here on your thursday morning as we get ready to kick off snow and go. >> sarah: as always we start with traffic and weather. let's send it over to meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: guys, mild start this morning. good morning, everyone. 55 in boston. 57 in plymouth. 57 in norwood right now. do have some spotty showers starting to work on in from rhode island and connecticut that's going to work through eastern mass. so expect a couple scattered
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temperatures steady, running low to mid-50s even into the afternoon. mild air in place this afternoon. this colder air back through the midwest, this cold air starts to work in overnight tonight. what also starts to work in overnight tonight, this storm along the front off the carolina coastline. this will work its way up. now, it's not a powerful coastal storm, but it does have quite a bit of moisture with it. i do expect that to work in to southern new england as rain showers tonight transition over to snow one that colder air works in enough by tomorrow morning, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 a.m., going over to snow, including the boston melt row area. we'll continue to pump in this wet snow across eastern mass, especially down through southeastern mass tomorrow morning. your morning commute in the afternoon, give some breaks of sun by mid-to-late afternoon. so we will shut this off in the afternoon. a quick storm, but it will drop a messy morning commute for us with up to a few inches of snow in the boston metro area. three to six south of the city where we have a winter storm watch in effect.
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saturday and sunday, low err 40s. perhaps more snow again later monday into tuesday. >> christa: man, what a difference a day makes around here in new england. chris. how about traffic, danielle? >> thanks, christa. good morning, everyone. here's a look at the pike as you head into boston. go to the maps. it's still a very slow drive on the expressway northbound, about half an hour from braintree into boston. you're crawling pretty much the whole way. this is your slowest spot so far this morning. south of town, some slowing as you approach 128, and then in norwood, we have a disabled vehicle. this is actually a broken-down orange lamborghini, our traffic... the gentleman who gives us the traffic information put that in there. and this is neponset street in norwood. so i thought i'd share that with you, too. the pike into town, it's a little bit of slowing, slow and go, and then we do have a disabled vehicle, not an orange lamborghini i don't think, at the pru tunnel westbound heading into boston on 93 slow and go. back to you, guys. >> christa: thanks, danielle. >> sarah: on just one station this morning, a big change in our exclusive polling in new hampshire.
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presidential candidate is moving ahead of another. so let's get right to 7's andy hiller. andy, you have the breakdown of these new overnight numbers for us. >> andy: good morning, christa. it is not an earthquake yet, but the political ground in new hampshire is moving. we're seeing more of iowa's impact and the war of words that's under way right here. hillary clinton is coming back and marco rubio is coming up. donald trump stays in first with 36%. rubio takes over second place with 15%. ted cruz slips back to third with 14%. and jeb bush has 8% and john kasich 7%. for the rest of the republicans, chris christie, 5%, ben carson 4%, carly fiorina 3%, and undecided 8%. our tracking shows it all. donald trump on top, but down two points. that's first time he's dropped in our poll. marco rubio comes up into second
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three points overnight. and ted cruz holds his support but slips back into third place. jeb bush lost a point. no change for john kasich. in the democratic race, hillary clinton can actually start thinking about a comeback because bernie sanders is coming down. sanders still has a significant lead over clinton, 58% to 36%, a 22-point margin, but look at the direction of their tracks. sanders is down three points overnight, and clinton is up four, which is our biggest single gain since we started this poll. you see the trends and so will the candidates. they're good for rubio and clinton and not very good for anyone else. donald trump and bernie sanders both need to win big here, and our tracking poll shows both are losing ground right now. live in new hampshire, i'm andy hiller, "today in new england." >> christa: all right, andy,
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and keep in mind, we still have five days to go until the new hampshire primary. clearly the candidates are focusing on those numbers. i'm sure. here's 7's nancy chen in portsmouth with more on their campaigning. nancy? >> nancy: good morning, christa. you can tell it's crunch time simply by looking at the candidates' schedules. there are about 25 candidate events scheduled all through the gannett state today with several here in portsmouth. meantime, democrats will be capping off the night with a head-to-head debate. [cheering and applause] last night bernie sanders and hillary clinton attended a town hall forum, fighting for the support of progressive voters. >> we share a lot of the same big progressive goals, but we have different ways of going about them. >> nancy: that, said sanders, is the problem. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. that's just not progressive. unanimous anyone marco rubio, who is up to second place in our
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picked up the endorsement of chantelle wednesday. >> someone who can can bring this country together, not just moderates and conservative, but young and old. hampshire pitch. >> i know if i'm the republican election. >> nancy: donald trump is back in new hampshire today after accusing some ted cruz supporters of telling iowa voters that ben carson was dropping out on caucus night. >> oh, that voter fraud, you know, these politicians are brutal. losing it. >> i mean, we're liable the wake up one morning and donald, if he were president, would have nuked denmark. >> nancy: and cruz says he apologized to the carson campaign. still, he says this was an isolated incident. it was a mistake that should have been corrected, however, trump is calling for those results to be disqualified out in iowa. meantime, there have been a few scares on the trail, including for bernie sanders.
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god. >> nancy: sanders briefly stopped a press conference on wednesday, rushing to help a man who had passed out. that man laid on the ground for a bit before being helped up and then walking out of the door. scare in the air, meantime, for donald trump. his private jet had to make an emergency landing in nashville wednesday afternoon after reporting engine troubles. he was on his way to arkansas at the time. he eventually safely made it there after that stop. so never a dull day on the trail out here, and donald trump is expected back in new hampshire later on today. live in portsmouth, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: all right, nancy. thanks. remember, we'll have updated tracking polls out of the granite state each and every morning leading up to tuesday's primary, so you can watch for andy hiller's reports at 6:45. >> sarah: right now bad weather is being blamed for sparking a blaze at this multifamily home in lawrence. strong winds fueling the flames after taking down a tree and power lines. 7's victoria warren live with
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were able to escape this fire. >> victoria: hi, sarah. luckily everyone was able to get out, but live look behind me, you can see part of what caused the problem. this giant tree limb came crashing down on on the of this car. when it came down, it brought power lines. we have video that somebody who had a cell phone last night took for us. you can see how this home really just erupted with fire. the fire chief tells us it's an older home. once the wind caught those flames, it just tore right through the building. there were three families inside this four-unit home last night, all three of those families were able to get out safely, but because of the wind, it brought down this tree limb and then the power lines, they remain live. so it really made it difficult for firefighters to gain access to even get to this home. meantime, in other parts of the city, they had other tree limbs coming down. fire resources were really stretched thin yesterday. one firefighter from the lawrence fire department did suffer a minor injury. he hurt his hip. he was brought to the hospital.
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expected to be okay. live this morning in lawrence, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and crews are also investigating whether a power outage is what eventually led to this fire that injured two people in norfolk. neighbors say this intense... the intense flames started in the couple's garage about five minutes after the power had been restored to the neighborhood. both victims were taken to the hospital. luckily they're expected to be okay. new video this morning of power lines sparking a fire on a street in swampscott. police posting this video, saying a tree took down the power lines on banks road. power was out there for a while. and new this morning, methuen police searching for an armed robber who is on the run today. they say the man waved a knife and demand money from the store convenience store. the clerk fought back. when the suspect grabbed register and smashed through the door to get out because the clerk locked it.
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information to contact them. >> sarah: new this morning, tom brady's father speaking out about his son and the nfl. the patriots' quarterback is invited to attend the super bowl on sunday and be honored by the nfl as one of the game's greatest, but the question is: will he go? 7's nicole oliverio live with more on what his dad is saying about all of this. nicole? >> nicole: well, safe iraq, even though he won't be playing in the super bowl, tom brady has been invited as they celebrate the 50th year for the super bowl. they're inviting back all former m.v.p.s. you know the bad blood that exists between brady and goodell, will that keep him from attending on sunday? yesterday brady went back the his alma mautner michigan for national signing day. his dad, though, telling "the boston globe," "he said he would let us know soon. i have no idea whether he's going to do it," said brady's father. he said, "i didn't know he was going to michigan for national signing day until i read the paper." now, of course, if brady did go
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right in his backyard where he grew up in the bay area, and he would be standing alongside his childhood hero, joe montana. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: so many of us are getting our menus ready for the super bowl gathering. you have the nine-layer dip, wings, chris. >> chris: wings and pizza is a tie for the first. quick response on that. always go with the pizza. low to mid-50s this afternoon. temperatures steady. a few showers rolling through this morning. we'll get some dry stretches this afternoon and into early this evening and then rain changing to snow late overnight tonight. steadiest snow across eastern mass tomorrow morning, especially down through southeastern mass. several inches of snow likely, in fact, three to six down that way. one to three in the boston metro area. so it will be a slow go for the morning commute tomorrow. weekend looking good. lower 40s on saturday and sunday with sunshine returning, even some dry stretches by mid-afternoon tomorrow. looks like monday afternoon into tuesday perhaps more snow, but back into a winter pattern for sure, guys. >> christa: we'll be back on the air bright and early
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