Skip to main content

tv   7 News Today in New England  NBC  February 10, 2016 5:00am-7:00am EST

5:00 am
>> sarah: breaking now, a dangeroudrive in abington. a police chase ends with the crash knocking out power. >> christa: and coming off a loss in iowa, donald trump taking the top spot in the granite state, but the surprise here, who finishes second. >> sarah: and bernie sanders hands hillary clinton a loss in the democratic primary. why both candidates are heading to new york today. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. it's 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: we made it to the middle of the week. we have lots to get to. very busy morning. cannot forget about the forecast. chris, another cold morning to start us off. >> chris: it is, christa. snowpack on the ground, light winds at night and some thinning of the overcast, and temperatures have tumbled in the suburbs. 9 in bedford. 16 in norwood. 25 in the city of boston. we do have quiet conditions now across eastern mass. talking about a little light snow breaking out in connecticut. that will be the scene across the day, occasionally seeing
5:01 am
working through. once you start getting through the daytime heating -- sounds like spring and summertime with daytime heating -- but a chance of more widespread snow showers and snow squalls working on through. there could be brief bursts of heavier snow to work on in with any snow squall that works on in. temperatures on average, middle 30s in the afternoon, but i would watch out for a quick coating to an inch. that could reduce visibility and give you a few slick conditions on the roads. this will be localized. i'm not expecting every town to deal with this, but some of us will deal with that as we work into the afternoon. more on the seven-day forecast and the bitter cold over the weekend coming up. >> christa: chris, let's track breaking news first up. on this wednesday, a police chase ending in a crash in abington and major road is now closed in that area. >> sarah: this knocked out power to some people in the area. crews are working at the scene. 7's nicole oliverio is in abington with what we've learned started this chase. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, we can tell
5:02 am
about 200 customers in weymouth without power. if i step out of the way, you can see police have route 18 blocked off here along the abington line, and that goes all the way into weymouth. so they're directing traffic with a detour around route 58, but they're telling people to stay away from this area. they're saying route 18 will be blocked off at least until 10:00 a.m. now, this all began, according to weymouth police, they say they were chasing a vehicle. we don't know why they were trying to stop that driver. the car, though, did not stop, eventually crashed into a utility pole. you can see pictures from the scene. the car flipped over, completely smashed, taking out those utility poles and then in the several more. that's what knocked out power to the area. crews were here earlier trying to restore those utility poles, but again just taking a live look here along route 18 in abington, abington police and weymouth police have this stretch of route 18 shut down at
5:03 am
for now, that's the latest live in abington, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: also breaking this morning, part of route 28 in quincy is shut down right now after a deadly car crash. two people were killed and another hurt when a car rolled over and burst into flames. state police are on the scene investigating, and the road is expected to remain closed for a few hours. all right. let's send it over the fast track traffic with danielle gersh for the latest on this. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. will let's go to the maps. we have a vehicle that's that spun out this morning. this is 93 northbound at 128. it is definitely still slick out there. give yourself some extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. on 93 southbound, you're slowing through somerville. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. south of town, keep in mind, route 28 closed. then route 18 is closed in abington. route 3, 24, 95 are all fine, though. the expressway from braintree into boston ten minutes
5:04 am
issues to tell you about. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking news out of fitchbrg. a home goes up in flames, killing one person and trapping two others inside. >> christa: and right now the state fire marshal shall is investigating. let's go live to fitchburg right now. here's 7's victoria warren. vicki, good morning. >> victoria: good morning. fire crews on the scene. the investigation just getting under way because they have been fighting this fire all night, making sure all hot spots are out. the fire was concentrated on the second floor of this two-family home here in fitchburg. video from overnight, firefighters greeted by some intense flames coming out of those second-floor windows when they arrived, and what the fire chief tells us is that when firefighters went inside, they found one man near the second floor stairs. they helped him out. he was rushed to the hospitals. they found another person near a
5:05 am
that person they brought out, had to perform c.p.r. on, that person also rushed to the hospital. but then fire crews say they did find a third victim inside the home, somebody who did not make it out, so they've confirmed that one person died in this fire last night. these two other victims were rushed to the hospital. no update on their condition, but the fire chief did say that one person was conscious when they were loaded into the ambulance and the other person, they were performing c.p.r. on. they said this house was really difficult to fight this fire and search for these victims because there's a lot of small rooms up on that second floor, making it a little bit difficult to navigate. so that was something the fire department was up against. but now that the fire is out, they can concentrate on determining a cause. the fire chief says at this point they believe it started on the second floor, but what actually started it is still under investigation. live this morning in fitchburg, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a powerful pushback against the establishment
5:06 am
hampshire primary. the latest numbers from overnight show donald trump with 35%, john kasich coming in a surprising second with 16%, and with about 30 precincts left to be counted, ted cruz has a slight lead over jeb bush and marco rubio for third place. bernie sanders winning on the democratic side with 60% compared to hillary clinton's 38%. this morning one thing is clear, there is a deep divide in both parties. we have two reports this morning. 7's nancy chen is covering the democrats, but we begin with dan hausle with a look at where the republican race stands this morning. dan? >> dan: well, after iowa, donald trump had raised some doubts, but last night here in new hampshire, he erased them, proving people would not just come out to see him, but vote for him, as well. >> oh, wow. wow, wow, wow. >> dan: donald trump delivers on the promise of those huge poll numbers that had him doubling the nearest competition. >> new hampshire, i want to thank you.
5:07 am
we're going to be back a lot. we're not going to forget you. you started it. remember, you started it. >> dan: after days of trash talking his republican rival, trump was actually gracious in victory. >> we have some real talent in the republican party. >> dan: but finished with his usual predictions of greatness. >> we are going to make america so great again, maybe greater than ever before. >> dan: governor john kasich left the rest of the pack, crediting the time he put in new hampshire and the positive message he stuck to. >> maybe, just maybe, we're turning the page on a dark part of american politics, because tonight the light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning. >> dan: jeb bush jump-started his campaign, getting just enough gas to keep him going to south carolina and possibly beyond. >> it looks like you all have recelt the race, and for that i am really grateful. >> dan: iowa winner senator ted cruz keeps the wind at his
5:08 am
states where he's expected to be much stronger. >> now on the south carolina, on to nevada, on the super tuesday. >> dan: florida senator marco rubio blamed his poor debate performance for his inability to build on his iowa third. rubio promised supporters it wouldn't happen again. >> you will see us again because we're coming back in november to win the general election. >> dan: new jersey governor chris christie may be done after his single-digit finish here, but would only say he's heading back to jersey to examine the final numbers before making a decision. the trump campaign not only thrilled with his finish, but with how everything else ended up, because now you have the other rivals all muddled, and as long as that happens, trump towers above them. we're live in manchester, dan hausle, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the republicans' race barreling into south carolina before voters there hit the polls. five candidates making stops today before the primary later this month. >> christa: talk about the democrats now, and bernie
5:09 am
the political revolution arriving in the granite state as sanders easily defeats hillary clinton in the primary there. the vermont senator's victory really highlighting the dissatisfaction of the party base with the establishment. 7's nancy chen picking up our coverage. she's live for us this morning in manchester. nancy, good morning. christa. for the democrats. bernie sanders had been leading in the polls heading into tuesday. hillary clinton had been hoping to close that gap a little bit, but in the end the vermont senator won with a considerable margin. >> thank you, new hampshire, and now it's on to nevada, south carolina, and beyond. >> nancy: bernie sanders claiming his first win in the race for president. the early triumph was expected, but the vermont senator's wide margin of victory solidifies his candidacy against hillary clinton, once considered the inevitable nominee.
5:10 am
create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%. >> nancy: this as the battle between the democrats looks to get even more aggressive. >> they're throwing everything at me except the kitchen sink, and i have the feeling that kitchen sink is coming pretty soon, as well. >> nancy: clinton called sanders shortly after polls closed to concede and then gave a concession speech, the first for a clinton in new hampshire. >> i want to thank each and every one of you, and i want to say, i still love new hampshire and i always will. >> nancy: both hillary and bill clinton have had histories of being the comeback kid in the granite state. the battle got especially aggressive this past weekend, still, on tuesday night, clinton was upbeat and fiery, saying she plans to press on with her message against bigotry and income inequality. >> i will fight to rein in wall street, and you know what?
5:11 am
>> nancy: the campaign looking ahead to the next round of primaries and caucuses, especially the ones next month which play more to clinton's strength. >> now we take this campaign to the entire country. we're going to fight for every vote in every state. >> nancy: from here both democrats headed to new york. hillary clinton is heading home to new york for her, and for bernie sanders, he's going to new york to harlem today to have breakfast with are evidence al sharpton. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. meantime, massachusetts will hold its primary march 1st, super tuesday. today is the last day to register to vote in that contest. you can register online at the secretary of state's web site. city and town halls will also be open for registration today from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. also to help you out, we posted all the information on our web site, whdh.com. the candidates are now turning their focus to the nevada caucus and the south carolina primary. jonathan hall is headed to south
5:12 am
you can look for his live reports beginning on 7news at 4:00. ism breaking overnight, alaska airlines says an unruly passenger on board a flight from boston to san diego resulted in an unscheduled stop in denver. flight 769 was diverted to denver last night around 10:30 our time. crew members say a passenger was drunk and disruptive and even threatened the flight crew. the man was taken off the plane and passengers continued on on to san diego. >> christa: lots to get. to it's 5:12 on your wednesday. a local hero who was critically injured in the boston marathon shoot-out making an announcement about his future. we'll tell you what's next for dic donohue. >> sarah: and fan favorite makes a return to the garden. how milan lucic fared against his old team. >> chris: we'll have some scattered snow showers and squalls throughout the day. bitter air arriving for the weekend. the numbers ahead.
5:13 am
here's a look at 93 southbound. you have some slowing as you head through somerville. south of town in abington, route 18 is closed in both directions due to an accident. if you're taking "t," it's on time so far this morning. we'll be right back. >> christa: all right, danielle. we're also tracking breaking news out of fitchburg. one person sadly has died after a house fire and three others were rescued from inside this burning building. the state fire marshal also investigating. the third generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. even better? if you live in massachusetts, you can get a $100 rebate from your energy provider. get your nest thermostat at best
5:14 am
>> sarah: welcome back. chilly day. >> christa: when you look ahead to valentine's day, they're saying this is going to be the coldest air we've seen thus far this season. get ready, right? >> chris: we're dealing with cold weather this morning, guys. 17 starting off in a lot of locations on average, but we're
5:15 am
16 in norwood. 9 in bedford. the real cold stuff, we're talking below zero actual air morning. we start off dry, however, a little bit of snow showers, snow squall activity rolling through the day. already seeing light snow starting to break out back in across western mass. so occasionally we'll get these snow showers and squalls to work on through. still a couple snow showers around, and then we dry it out on friday. friday night into saturday morning, first thing, there may be a couple shots of some snow showers working on through before we completely dry things up, not that we're expecting it to snow all day today. it's almost like a spring or summer-like day where you go through these dry stretches, and instead of a burst of rain, you get a burst of snow working on through that. would be the snow squall action coming through, coinciding with the daytime heating. you're looking at me saying, daytime heating? 30, 35 degrees? yes, but it's much warmer down near the surface than above.
5:16 am
these scattered snowfalls will be triggered. coating to an inch a possibility in a lot of towns. i think the intensity of those snow showers not as intense as what we'll see today. many towns a coating to an inch if you get underneath one of these snow squalls this afternoon. there could be a couple town, especially the higher terrain of northwestern rhode island, northeastern connecticut, up into worcester county that get an inch to two inches of snow. take a look across the country at what's going on. not a whole lot. no major storms across the country. lake-effect snow downwind of the lakes. it's rather quiet across the country. way up to the north and west, through alaska, through the northwest territories, and basically across far northern canada and we're talking temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below zero. there will be a direct discharge of cold their comes from canada and right down into new england, and that's the arctic air we expect over the weekend, and not only the real cold air but also we'll see a gusty wind here
5:17 am
so bundle up on date night this valentine's day weekend. it's going to be a cold one. 32 to 37 this afternoon. snow showers and squalls working on through. a coating to an inch in many towns. a couple towns giving way, too. take a look forecast over next seven days. you'll see a lot of that colder air coming in as we get into the weekend. more specifically, the coldest day will be on sunday with temperatures in the morning starting off below zero for many folks. >> sarah: new this morning, the daily fantasy sports companies, draft kings and espn, draft kings asked to be released from its agreement with the network. several states including new york, illinois and texas stated that daily fantasy sports contests should be considered gambling. >> christa: the mbta says it's now considering privatizing some
5:18 am
cost about $250 jobs. according to the "boston globe," officials with the mbta are going to be meeting today to talk about privatizing some departments, including ones that maintain fare machines. they say the plan could save millions of dollars for the agency and the governor supports the idea. however, the boston carman's union is criticizing the proposal due to potential job cuts. >> transit officer dic donohue, who was critically injured during the shoot-out with the marathon bombers, is retiring. donohue was shot in watertown a few days after the marathon in 2013. he worked for more than two years to return to active duty, but due to the pain he deals with on a daily basis, donohue says he can't continue working. donohue posted a message on twitter tuesday, writing, "the day has come, but the future is bright. thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last three years." donohue says the decision to retire was a tough one. >> i'm left with a few daily
5:19 am
but i've tried to move forward and move on in my life and do good things for the community, do good things for the department and really put a bad situation behind me and focus on the good. >> sarah: donohue and his wife kim are expecting their second son. she's set to give birth in april. their first son is now three years old. well, a baby boy is doing well this morning after he was delivered on the side of route 93. >> christa: these stories make me cringe. i get so worried sometime, but here it is: mom and dad were headed to the hospital. and they ended up getting stuck in traffic. they were headed from lynnfield to beth israel late monday night, and then they were stuck on the road after a car caught fire near a storrow drive on ramp. look at that. so they were stuck in traffic and they asked officers to call an ambulance. a few minutes later crews helped deliver babe austin. he and mom were later take on the m.g.h.
5:20 am
so it's a happy ending. we can all breathe a sigh of relief. but you never know. >> sarah: so petrifying hearing those stories. >> christa: especially when you're the one expecting. i remember those stories didn't sit well with me when you were. >> sarah: we were all good. next on 7news, it's hard to believe on a cold morning like, this but baseball season right around the corner, guys. how the red sox are helping fans get ready for the return of the boys of summer. ients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, delicious taste of nutella s ncakes to a whole new level. make any day a pancake day with
5:21 am
not getting your best sleep? could be you've got the wrong bed. enter sleep number... she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. you can both adjust the bed for the best sleep of your life. only at a sleep number store. right now save 50% on the ultimate limited edition bed.
5:22 am
>> christa: a rough night for both the celtics and the bruins. the c's losing to milwaukee in the last second of the game. the score was tied at 111 when avery bradley was called for a foul with just six-tenths of a second remaining. khris middleton hit first free throw and missed the second one
5:23 am
falling short. the c's lose 112-111. they host the clippers tonight in the final game before the all-star break now. and the bruins' game not so close. boston hosting the kings and milan lucic returned to the garden. the team paying tribute the lucic in the first period and fans gave him a standing o -- very nice -- l.a., though, blowing out the bruins. lucic scored the king's seventh goal of the night. boston lost it 9-2 and this is now the worst loss in nearly eight years. >> sarah: so we're getting a sign spring is not too far away. today is truck day at fenway. red sox staff will load equipment into the truck later this morning before the truck heads down to fort myers. workers will begin loading up the truck at 7:00. the truck is set to leave fenway around noon. >> christa: and we'll be stowaway, right? we're just going to hop on board. >> sarah: yes, the weather in fort myers, the beach, doesn't it sound amazing? >> christa: 80 degrees i
5:24 am
5:26. coming your way next, some are calling him the breakout star of the new hampshire primary. ohio governor john kasich coming in a strong second in the g.o.p. race. hear his message to the granite state coming up. ism and we continue to follow breaking news from fitchburg. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a deadly house fire that trapped people
5:25 am
i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? (husband) i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds. plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. what is going on? today we're going to run a slalom course. not down the mountain, but up it... that's terrifying. ...in one of these. sweet the chevy silverado offers a combination of 4wd and an exclusive "auto-locking rear differential" let's do this. so, if a rear wheel starts to slip, the axle automatically locks to provide better traction. feels like a beast. grips great. dude, that was awesome. current qualified competitiver lessees can get this
5:26 am
around $269 a month. silverado, the #1 selling full size truck in new england. >> sarah: breaking news at 5:30. fierce flaming tearing through a fitchburg home, killing one and trapping several people inside. >> christa: donald trump is on to south carolina after cruising to an easy victory in the new hampshire primary. >> sarah: and the granite state feeling the burn. bernie sanders scorches hillary clinton, getting a decisive winton democratic side. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: maybe you stayed up late watching the results, but regardless, thanks for
5:27 am
this wednesday morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's get a check of the forecast. it's cold out there this morning. it will be bitterly cold this weekend. >> chris: it's the coldest air we've seen so far this winter arriving over the weekend. seasonably cold this afternoon. that means temperatures into the mid-30s. starting off 25 in boston. 9 in bedford. light snow breaking out south and west of the vin -- vineyard also light snow in northwestern connecticut and western mass. also scattered snow showers and snow squalls through the day. don't be surprised to see a few flakes from time to time outside. the best chance of a heavier snow squall early to mid-afternoon to coincide with those temperatures. briefly reducing visibility. there will be a few towns out there that pick up a coating to a couple inches of snow. they have the best chance of picking up on a couple inches of snow, the higher terrain of worcester county. all in all, we'll keep an eye on things. briefly checking out road
5:28 am
if you get underneath one of these heavier squalls this afternoon. we do track that bitter cold, below zero by sunday morning. more on that forecast ahead. >> christa: how about traffic, daniel? >> danielle: we have quite a few issues. let's head outside. this is an overturned vehicle in lynnfield. you can see it. here is the car. it's completely rolled over. this has the two right lanes blocked. this is route 1 northbound just before lynnfield parkway. let's go to the maps now. 93 southbound, you're slowing through somerville as you head into boston. south of town, from braintree into boston, only 11 minutes on the expressway. so that's not bad. but give yourself some extra time this morning. south of town, route 18 still closed in abington. route 28 still closed in randolph because of accidents. the pike, no issues to tell you about there. all green heading into boston. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes.
5:29 am
bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. breaking news this morning, one person is dead and two others are injured after a home goes up in flames in fitchburg. officials say the three victims were all trapped inside and crews were eventually able to pull them out. two of them were taken to the hospital, but sadly the third person did not survive. right now the cause of the fire is under investigation. two people facing charges after a police chase in weymouth. police say the chase started there and then the suspect's car crashed into a utility pole in abington. police expect route 18 to continue to be closed near bedford streets in both directions until about 10:00. crews are trying to restore power to hundreds of customers in that area. and by the way, police believe that vehicle had been stolen. >> sarah: donald trump is waking up to his first victory in the republican presidential race. the billionaire businessman coming out on on the -- coming
5:30 am
second-place victory. dan hausle begins our coverage with more on the republican race. dan? >> dan: well, trump and kasich the big winners of the night. trump proving he could not only get people to come out to see vote for him. and kasich proving that his positive campaign would get results. >> new hampshire, i love you. i want to thank you. ly not forget you. you started it. you started it. >> maybe, just maybe we're turning the page on a dark part of american politics, because tonight the light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning. >> dan: jeb bush jump-started his campaign, getting just enough gas to keep him going to south carolina and maybe beyond. iowa winner senator ted cruz keeps the wind at his back,
5:31 am
where he's expected to be much stronger. florida senator marco rubio, though, he blamed his poor debate performance for his inability to build on his iowa third. rubio promising his supporters it would not happen again. new jersey governor chris christie may be done after his single-digit finish here, but he would only say he's heading back to new jersey to examine the final numbers before making a final decision. for karlee fiorina and ben carson, no word yet, but it could be the end of the road. live in manchester, dan hausle, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and the political revolution taking over. newin new hampshire, bernie sanders easily defeats hillary clinton in the democratic primary. nancy chen has what's next for each of these candidates. nancy? >> nancy: christa, good morning. expected to win. much? in the end he took the wide margin of his victory as a clear message about the establishment.
5:32 am
same old-same old establishment politics and establishment >> i know i have some work to do, particularly with young people, but i will repeat again what i have said this week. even if they are not supporting me now, i support them. >> nancy: the victory for sanders comes after he lost the hillary to the narrowest of margins in iowa last week. his win now solidifying his candidacy against the once-presumptive nominee. hillary clinton acknowledging those young voters who helped lead sanders to his win. from here both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are heading to new york. hillary clinton is going home after bernie sanders is having breakfast with are evidence al sharpton in harlem inch manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you.
5:33 am
and the south carolina primary. 7's jonathan hall is headed to south carolina this morning so you can look for his liv reports beginning on 7news first at 4:00. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, if you're just not feeling motivated to hit the gym this morning, you're not alone. why the gym is about to be a lot less crowded. >> christa: also it looks like we won't be letting it go any time soon. when "frozen" is coming to broadway. >> chris: i think we'll tightle this weekend "frozen" outside. the coldest air so far this winter moving in. until then it's a seasonable day today. we deal with scattered snow showers and squalls. coating to a couple inches in spots. forecast coming up. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. we're keeping an eye on this overturned vehicle. this is route 1 northbound in saugus. it does have the two right lanes blocked here. so that's causing some back-up. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time.
5:34 am
>> chris: time is 5:40 on this wednesday morning. starting off on average in the upper teens, so the kiddos need
5:35 am
school. a couple snow showers and squalls through the day, briefly reducing visibility, but overall high temperatures rebounding to the middle 30s. a coating to an inch. a couple towns come away with two. when you get a burst of heavier snow, it could reduce visibility briefly and give you slick conditions on the roads. not every town will see, this but many of us will see a couple of these snow squalls rolling through throughout the day. more on forecast and the bitter cold rolling through ahead. >> christa: take a look at what's trending. a museum in indiana unveiling a incredible piece from the past. this is mallet that once belonged to president abraham lincoln. the country's 16th president engraved his initials and the year on the side. the year was 1829. museum officials say it's one of wow. >> sarah: "frozen" heading to broadway. i'm so excited. the oscar-winning animated film is set to take the stage in the spring of 2018. unfortunately we have to wait that long. >> christa: that's a long time. >> sarah: yeah, disney says
5:36 am
songs from the movie, which, of course, include, "let it go" and numbers. the cast will be announced at a later date, though. >> christa: that gives your daughter a little time to get interested in "frozen" because she's a baby. >> by that time i can take her to the show. >> christa: we have lots to get to this morning including our know and go segment coming up. >> reporter: i'll be taking a look at bernie sanders' victory over hillary clinton. what does it mean going forward? the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
5:37 am
oh-oh, oh-oh oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-ooh, oh hearts are made for sharing. spread some sweetness with dunkin' donuts' cookie dough and brownie batter donuts. heart-shaped happiness too sweet not to share.
5:38 am
>> sarah: welcome back. 5:45, everybody. time now for everything you need to start your day off right. >> christa: chilly out there, but compared to this weekend, nothing. >> chris: this is a heat wave with temperatures in the 20s in boston. dipping below zero sunday in many towns. wind-chill values even worse. 17 in norwood. 9 degrees in bedford. it's a cold start, but seasonably cold out there. we have a few snow showers trying to get going south and west of the vineyard. back toward rhode island, little work into buzzard's bay, south coast of new england, down through the cape and the islands over next hour or so. we also have some snow showers and squalls western mass back into upstate new york some the combination of everything that's going on occasionally will give us these scattered snow showers an snow squalls throughout the day. not expecting a ton of snow out of it, but you don't need a ton of snow to create a few slick
5:39 am
even as we get into the mid-morning hours and into the afternoon, these scattered snow showers and squalls continuing. the best chance of a snow squall with the heavier bursts of snow may come down hard for 15 or 20 minutes, and reduce visibility. that would coincide with a daytime heating. temperatures enter the lower to middle 30s. when the atmosphere is most unstable. there then we'll kick off everything to the east this evening. overall a coating to an inch. a few towns may come away with two inches of snow. some of the highest in worcester county and northwestern rhode island, northeastern connecticut snow. if we get a little bit going on across buzzards bay, the cape and the islands, maybe a couple towns that way that sneak away with a couple inches of snow. the theme through the weekend, bitter cold air charging in from the north here. we're talking about temperatures close to record lows going for forecasted low of minus one in boston, minus seven in the city of worcester, just shy of the record, that record in boston set back in 1934.
5:40 am
we're talking, feeling like minus 20 to minus 25. there is going to be a strong, gusty wind that kicks in saturday night as temperatures drop. so if you're headed out saturday night, it's going to be cold. wind-chill values well below zero for many. tonight partly cloudy skies. 18 to 25 degrees. tomorrow a couple snow showers around. upper 20s to lower 30s. and take a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. we'll get you back there in a second here. looks like i can't get you back here. anyway, 7 on 7 forecast going for those temperatures running into the teens over the weekend. i'll show it to you coming up in a bit. >> sarah: thanks, chris. we have a fast track traffic alert. danielle gersh has the latest. overturned vehicle. the two right lanes are blocked. this is route 1. the good news it's northbound, not southbound, so it's not headed into town. it look like emergency vehicles are on scene here. by. let's go to the maps.
5:41 am
it is route 1 in saugus, and it's the northbound lane. we also have an accident in reading, and this is on 128 southbound right at 93. that's causing some minor delays. south of town from braintree into boston, northbound on the expressway, that drive 14 minutes right now. and then south of town also, two accidents closed route 28 in both directions in randolph, but now we're getting word that's back open. route 18 is still closed in both directions. this is in abington from an earlier accident, as well. the pike no major issues to tell you about from framingham into boston. so that's good news. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 13 minutes on the expressway into town on the pike. from 128 just 12 minutes. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. we're tracking breaking news this morning. one person has died and two others injured after this home went up in flames in fitchburg. officials say the three victims
5:42 am
and crews were able to pull them out. two were taken to the hospital, the third sadly did not survive. right now the cause of that fire is under investigation. >> sarah: a powerful pushback against the establishment leading to big wins in the new hampshire primary. this morning one thing is clear: there is a deep divide in both the republican and democratic parties. >> christa: bernie sanders handily beating hillary clinton in the democratic race, and as for the republicans, trump is on top with ohio governor john kasich coming in a surprise second. here's 7's dan hausle beginning our team coverage from the granite state this morning. >> dan: well, for the number one and two finishers out of iowa, ted cruz and donald trump, they just keep moving along after the results last night, but for the rest of the candidates, what happened here could be a game changer. >> so beautiful. >> dan: donald trump did in new hampshire what he couldn't
5:43 am
numbers predicted. >> new hampshire, i want to thank you. we love you. we're going to be back a lot. we're not going to forget you. you started it. remember, you started it. >> dan: governor john kasich claimed the mantle of alternative to trump. >> tonight the light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning. >> dan: jeb bush, ted cruz and marco rubio were bunched a bit back from kasich, but for bush, the new life his campaign really needed. >> the realty tv star doing really well, but you all have reset the race, and for that i am grateful. >> dan: ted cruz survived a state where his conservative politics don't play so well to states where it does. >> on to south carolina, on to nevada, on the super tuesday. dan didn't and for senator rubio an awakening that his debate dud was costly and a vow to do better. >> you will see us again because
5:44 am
win the general election. >> dan: and donald trump tweeted out a message echoed by a lot of the candidates. something bill belichick would be proud to say, it's on the south carolina. dan hausle, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: now to the democrats. 7's nancy chen continues our coverage from manchester with more on the standard surge. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, good morning. bernie sanders had been expected to win here. polls had him leading, heading into the primary on tuesday. hillary clinton had been hoping to cut that margin down, but in the end the vermont senator had an overwhelming victory. nothing but net for bernie sanders, celebrating with his grandchildren tuesday with some basketball before giving his victory speech. a busy night for the vermont senator, sanders saying his wide margin of victory represents a message to the establishment. >> together we have sent the message that we'll echo from wall street to washington, from
5:45 am
[cheering and applause] and that is that the government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super pacs. >> nancy: hillary clinton lost to sanders by 20 points with sanders targeting the votes of young people and new hampshire women. the former secretary of state promised to campaign harder going forward. >> now we take this campaign to the entire country. we're going to fight for every vote in every state. >> nancy: sanders urging uniany among democrats, a message for both his supporters and clinton. >> we will need to come together in a few months and unite this party and this nation because the right-wing republicans we
5:46 am
gain the presidency. >> nancy: and from here both democrats headed on to new york, hillary clinton going back home, while bernie sanders has a breakfast meeting with reverend alsharpton in harlem later on this morning. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: thank you, nancy. meantime, president obama hided back to where his political career began the call for less divisive politics. today the president returns to springfield, illinois, where he served in the state senate for nearly eight years and began his campaign for president. he's set to talk to the illinois general assembly this afternoon. >> sarah: right now police in manchester, new hampshire, are run. they say the man in this surveillance image robbed a convenience store on monday. he allegedly pointed a has handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register before taking off. if you know anything about this incident, you're asked to call police. the boston police department with the drug bust in the south end and mattapan. they found cocaine, heroin and a
5:47 am
they arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the crime. >> christa: we have new details now on that water crisis out in flint michigan. flnt's mayor is now calling for an immediate change to the city's water system. >> sarah: she's looking to replace all the city's lead-contaminated pipes. the $55 million project would begin as soon as next month, but the mayor needs support from michigan's governor, who has been firm on taking a wait-and-see approach. >> we have to get new pipes, and i cannot imagine that he would not support this plan. if he doesn't, shame on him. >> sarah: the mayor added it's important to take immediate action to restore trust with the community. the governor is expected to request nearly $200 million in aid to bring safe water back to the city. and 7 health cast, new data showing that 8% of women who gave birth in 2014 smoked during their pregnancy. women in their early 20s were more likely to smoke while
5:48 am
women with private insurance were more likely to quit the habit. california had the lowest number of women who smoked while pregnant while west virginia was the highest. it's that time of year for fitness falloff unfortunately. experts say that many people can only take 40 days of their new year's resolutio to work out before going back to their regular routines. gyms say that check-ins drop drastically after february 9th, 40 days into the new year. personal trainers say that may be because people start to get sore or they are not seeing results fast enough. but i always hate when you go to the gym and it's like the beginning of new year's and it's so jam packed. >> christa: it is. it's hard to get an appointment with somebody or whatever. but it is all about the effort, chris. even if it was just 40 days. coincidence. yesterday was national pizza day. this coincides when you slack on the eating habit, as well, and
5:49 am
and we're back to eating pizza pretty much for the rest of the year, right? taking a look down across southeastern mass, you have a few snow showers developing there. generally speaking, a coating to an inch or two possible throughout the day. bitter cold over the weekend. there's that seven-day forecast >> christa: wow. all right. we'll be back with more of the day's news right after this. check this out, bro. what's that, broheim? i switched to geico and got more. more savings on car insurance? yeah bro-fessor, and more. like renters insurance. more ways to save. nice, bro-tato chip. that's not all, bro-tein shake. geico has motorcycle and rv insurance, too.
5:50 am
more, teddy brosevelt. geico. expect great savings and a whole lot more. you like being picture perfect. you should want your banking to be too. stop into td bank and
5:51 am
with picture perfect banking. new customers, open a checking and savings account and you can get a polaroid cube+
5:52 am
. >> christa: stefl breaking stories at 6:00, people trapped inside a burning home in fitchburg. despite efforts to save them, not everybody survived. >> sarah: plus a police came through weymouth ends in a bad
5:53 am
>> christa: and a flight from boston grounded. removed. >> sarah: primary winners celebrating this morning. >> thank you, new hampshire. thank you. >> what happened here in new hampshire, that is what the will happen all over this country. eight. surprise second-place finish for john kasich. >> there's so much going the happen, if you don't have a seat belt, go get one. >> sarah: plus hillary clinton's dramatic defeat. live team coverage of the new hampshire primary. england." >> christa: good morning. you're waking up to a very busy one today. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's send it over the chris lambert. it's cold outside. >> chris: it is. 26 in the city of boston. we've seen some clouds beginning to overspread the area. a little light snow trying to break out across new england, down through connecticut and down into buzzards bay. occasionally we'll see scattered snow showers and snow squalls rolling on through. temperatures topping off this
5:54 am
lower to middle 30s. generally speaking most towns a coating to an inch of snow, although there may be a couple spots closer to two if you get a heavier snow squall coming on through. so reduced visibility briefly, and any heavier snow squall, all in all not a big storm system working on through, but it doesn't take a big storm system to create a few slick spots. we'll likely see that throughout the day. take a look at the seven-day forecast including the bitter weekend ahead. >> sarah: part of busy route 18 in abington is closed after a police chase through weymouth ended in a serious crash. >> christa: the crash taking down a telephone pole and some power lines. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio. nicole, this could be hours they're saying before the scene is cleared. >> nicole: what we're hearing from weymouth police is 10:00 before route 18 reopens. if i step out of the way, you see police now diverting traffic where that part of route 18 is closed off. so if you're coming from abington, they're actually diverting you on to 58 so you can get back on the route 18.
5:55 am
crash happened is blocked off. weymouth police did confirm they were chasing a car before it crashed. as you take a look at some of these pictures, you can see just how damaged this car was hitting a utility pole, as you mentioned, taking down several in a chain reaction. now, power crews have been here at the scene trying to restore power. we were told about 200 people still without power this morning. what we don't know is what initially led to the chase. but we know that the two people in the car, we're told, eventually will be charged, but they were taken to the hospital with some injuries, but again, just taking a live look here. you can see route 18 in abington stretching into weymouth shut down after a police chase ends with a crash. live in abington, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nicole. also we should let you know route 28 in quincy just now reopening in the past few minutes after a deadly crash happened there overnight. two people were killed and
5:56 am
over and suddenly burst into flames. state police are investigating the cause right there. so we also want to go to fast track traffic because we also have an alert, and it's in saugus. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: that's right, christa. this is an overturned vehicle. this is northbound in saugus on route 1, though, so the good news, it's not heading into boston. so traffic obviously a lot lighter northbound. still, it does look like only one lane is getting by, and the two right lanes are blocked here. let's go to the maps again. this is route 1 northbound in saugus just before lynnfield parkway. we're keeping an eye on this incident in reading. this is 128 southbound at route 93 causing some minor delays there. the expressway from braintree into boston, 18 minutes. so we're seeing some slowing south of town again route 28 did just reopen. but route 18 still closed in both directions in abington because of a car accident. the pike from framingham into boston, no major delays to tell you about there. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to
5:57 am
13 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. bridge 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," we do have minor delays on the orange line inbound and also on the commuter rail, we do have some inbound. back to you, guys. ism breaking news right now, a deadly fire in fitchburg. firefighters raced to rescue three people inside this burning home. they managed to pull two people out alive, but a third person did not make it. 7's victoria warren live on the happened. vicki? >> victoria: well, the fire department still trying to piece all of that together, but they do know that these people were trapped on the second floor of this home that you see here behind me, fitchburg this morning. it was really an intense situation, when they first arrived last night. there were flames that were shooting out of the second-floor windows near the back of the home. the fire chief says that when the firefighters went inside, first they found one man who was
5:58 am
they brought that man outside, then they say they found another victim near the windows in the back of the house. they brought that person outside. those two people were rushed to the hospital. but the chief says they did find a third victim that did not make it out in time. the chief says that the man that they pulled out by the stairs was conscious when they put that person in the ambulance, and they say the other person they pulled out, they were actually performing c.p.r. on. the chief says one thing that made it tricky with this house is that it's very compartmentalized on the second floor, a lot of small room, so it was difficult for firefighters to navigate. now that the fire is out. they'll move to the next step of investigating this fire to try and figure out the cause. but again, we have one person dead, two others in the hospital, no updates this morning on the condition of those two that remain in the hospital. live this morning in fitchburg, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: bernie sanders and donald trump cruising to victories in the new hampshire primary last night. the latest numbers from
5:59 am
and john kasich, he was the surprise second with 16% of the vote. really tight finish for third with cruz, bush and rubio separated by just a few thousand votes there. >> sarah: as for the democrats, sanders crushing clinton with a whopping 60% of the vote to clinton's 38%. it's a win for the outsiders and a loss for the establishment. >> christa: it's being called a political earthquake. it's shaking up both parties here. we have team coverage of this pivotal primary. let's begin with 7's dan hausle. he has more on the g.o.p. race here. dan? >> dan: coming up in iowa, donald trump left some lingering doubts with whether he could deliver on those big poll numbers, but last night here in new hampshire, he proved he cannot only get people to come out the see him, but also to come out to vote, as well. >> oh, wow. wow, wow, wow. >> dan: donald trump delivers on the promise of those huge poll numbers that had him doubling the nearest competition. >> new hampshire, i want to thank you. we love you. we're going to be back a lot.
6:00 am
you started it. remember, you started it. >> dan: after days of trash talking his republican rivals, trump was actually gracious in victory. >> we have some real talent in the republican party. >> dan: but finished with his usual predictions of greatness. >> we are going to make america so great again, maybe greater than ever before. >> dan: governor john kasich led the rest of the pack, crediting the time he put in in new hampshire and the positive message he stuck to. >> maybe, just maybe, we're turning the page on a dark part of american politics, because tonight the light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning. his campaign, getting just enough gas to keep him going to south carolina and possibly beyond. >> it looks like you all have reset the race, and for that i am really grateful. >> dan: iowa winner senator ted cruz keeps the wind at his states where he's expected to be much stronger.
6:01 am
to nevada, on to super tuesday. >> dan: florida senator marco rubio blamed his poor debate performance for his inability to build on his iowa third. rubio promised supporters it wouldn't happen again. >> you will see us again because we're coming back in november to win the general election. >> dan: new jersey governor chris christie may be done after his single-digit finish here but would only say he's heading back to jersey to examine the final numbers before making a decision. the trump campaign not only thrilled with his finish, but with how everything else ended up, as well. because as long as the rest of the pack remains muddled, then trump towers above them. we're live in manchester, dan hausle, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: as for the democrats, hillary clinton is assessing the big loss handed to her by bernie sanders. the clinton campaign looking to retool her message and strategy. nbc news says they're bringing on a former obama reelection campaign manager to help. bernie sanders will meet with
6:02 am
today. the vermont senator working to beef up support among african americans. so for more on what the candidates are saying, let's head out the 7's nancy chen live in manchester with more. sarah, good morning to you. this was not a surprise result for the democrats. bernie sanders had been leading in the polls heading into the primary on tuesday, but hillary clinton had been trying to close that gap, maybe gain some momentum heading into south carolina. however, in the end the vermont senator won by a wide margin. >> thank you, new hampshire, and now it's on to nevada, south carolina, and beyond. >> nancy: bernie sanders claiming his first win in the race for president. the early triumph was expected, but the vermont senator's wide margin of victory solidifies his candidacy against hillary clinton, once considered the inevitable nominee. >> together we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%.
6:03 am
get even more aggressive. >> they're throwing everything at me except the kitchen sink, and i have the feeling that kitchen sink is coming pretty soon, as well. >> nancy: clinton called sanders shortly after polls closed to concede and then gave a concession speech, the first for a clinton in new hampshire. >> i want to thank each and every one of you, and i want to say, i still love new hampshire and i always will. >> nancy: both hillary and bill clinton have had histories of being the comeback kid in the granite state. the battle got especially aggressive this past weekend. still, on tuesday night, clinton was upbeat and fiery, saying she plans to press on with her message against bigotry and income inequality. >> i will fight to rein in wall street, and you know what? i know how to do it. >> nancy: the campaign looking ahead to the next round of primaries and caucuses, especially the ones next month which play more to clinton's strength.
6:04 am
we're going to fight for every vote in every state. >> nancy: and even though sanders won by a wide percentage among voters overall, it's technically about the delegate account being a primary, and in new hampshire sanders is walking away with at least 13 while clinton is walking away with at least nine in total you need nomination. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: here's what's next in the presidential race. nevada's caucus for democrats is coming up february 20th. by the way, that's the same day as the republican primary down in south carolina. and then the democrats vote in south carolina one week later. then it's super tuesday, including massachusetts. that primary march 1st. so if you're not yet registered to vote today is the last day to do so. also 7's jonathan hall is headed to south carolina this morning to continue our political coverage and you can look for his live reports beginning on 7news first at 4:00.
6:05 am
alaska airlines says an unruly passenger on board a flight from boston to san diego resulted in an unscheduled stop in denver. flight 769 was diverted to denver last night around 10:30 our time. crew members say passenger was threatened the flight crew. the man was taken off the plane and passengers continued on to san diego. >> christa: still ahead here at 6:12, a life-changing announcement from the transit officer who nearly lost his life during the marathon bombing shoot-out in watertown. >> sarah: plus plow problems in rockland. friday's big storm. why his actions are under review. >> chris: not a big storm today, but we'll track scattered snow showers and snow squalls. coating to an inch in some towns. reduced visibility briefly if you get under one of the heavier squalls. the story this weekend, bitterly cold, wind chills minus 20, minus 30 possible. take a look at the seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: and we're still
6:06 am
north central massachusetts. sadly one person has died in a fire in fitchburg. we do know crews were able to flames. the state's fire marshal
6:07 am
>> christa: spring is in the air. i know you think i'm crazy, but when you look at truck derek it's time for spring training. we have that to look forward to, folks. >> there is light at the end of the tunnel, chris. that's for sure. >> chris: almost mid-february here. once we get into march, we will have some warmer days. it's been a relatively easy winter so far. record-breaking warmth in december, piggyback that on a warm january, and hardly much snow in december and it's been
6:08 am
the last year. temperatures teens and 20s. wind is calm in a lot of the suburbs. it's a cold start, but we don't have much wind outside, but we have a very winter-like seven-day forecast ahead of us, especially by this weekend. patchy-light snow breaking out across much of southern new england. this will continue to be the case through the morning into the afternoon, occasionally seeing these snow showers and snow squalls. the best chance to get a heavier snow squall, which is essentially a burst of snow, that reduces visibility, would be this afternoon, early to mid-afternoon as it coincides with the daytime heating. i know, sounds a lot like a spring forecast or summer forecast, right, when you're in the springtime and you get quiet conditions and all of a sudden you get a burst of the rain coming down with a shower thanks to the afternoon instability. that's the same case as snow squalls. generally a coating to an inch of snow the potential throughout the day, although there may be a couple locations through the hills of northwestern rhode island and north eastern connecticut that close in on two. taking a look at what's going on, the rest of the country, rather quiet.
6:09 am
the country, but we have cold air into the midwest. we're talking about fenway, baseball weather, and the crew heading down to spring training in fort myers. how about this, though? we have big air at fenway february 11th and 12th and it look like from 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., temperatures close to 20 degrees. you needed the winter weather for that. we certainly have the winter weather for that. we're going on the opposite side to the too cold side as we get into the weekend. look at the bitter air across the northwest territories. minus 24 in the yellow. this arctic air is coming up and over the hudson bay and right into southern new england by the weekend. looks likes by sunday morning we're close to record lows ins be and worcester. boston minus 1. the forecast minus 7 in worcester, a couple degrees off the record. it's about as coaldz as it gets in mid-february. look at the wind-chill values coming in here in the morning on sunday morning. minus 20 to minus 30. that's the other problem with this bitter air. it's going to come in with a gusty wind saturday night into sunday morning.
6:10 am
close to 30 degrees. >> christa: let's get right to our fast track alert. here's danielle gersh. >> sarah: sky7 is over an accident. this is an overturned vehicle. you can see it right there. route 1 northbound, the good news it's going against the morning rush southbound, but two right lanes are blocked here. getting by again. this is route 1 northbound in saugus. go to the maps and you can see where this incident is. another incident. this is an accident actually in reading on 128 southbound at 93, causing some minor delays. south of town from braintree into boston on the expressway northbound, 21 minutes. also, route 18 still closed in abington in both directions. route 28 was closed earlier. both of these from separate crashes. route 28 is back open. route 18, though, is still closed. let's go to the pike from framingham eastbound into boston. mostly green. no major delays to tell you about there. let's take a look at those drive
6:11 am
20 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, no major delays there. 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also 12 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, we have minor delays inbounds on the orange line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: a bitter battle between a plow truck driver and the owner of an auto trade and repair shop in rockland. you can see in this surveillance video raymond succar stands his ground as he says a plow threatens him. he says that plow driver was a town employee. he was dumping snow right into his private lot. you can see the plow eventually turns and dumps the snow right next to succar. apparently it all started when that same driver told him to move snow blocking a sidewalk the day before. >> and then he said, "i'm the boss." he said, "the town doesn't like you." that's what i heard him say. he was trying to... >> sarah: after hearing about
6:12 am
superintendent came the clear the snow his employee dumped. the town says they're now investigating. >> christa: new this morning, the sponsorship deal between daily fantasy sports company draft kings and espn is over. according to the "new york times" draft kings, which is based here in boston, asked to be released from its agreement with the network. last year espn backed out of a proposed deal to invest $250 million in the company. several states, as you know, including new york, illinois and texas have stated that daily fantasy sports contests should be considered gambling. >> sarah: still ahead, a car fire on storrow drive causing trouble for a couple trying to get to the hospital to have a baby. what played out in boston traffic. >> christa: and scare at boston college's basketball game. a coach suddenly collapsing on the court. >> sarah: a warm welcome back for a former bruins' hero. the garden tribute to milan
6:13 am
so, what moves me? it's the journey. it's making choices for a healthier me, a healthier us. i'm on my path and i love it. the path to a healthier you starts with nature's path crunchy clusters of flax and pumpkin seeds, with all the goodness
6:14 am
nature's path granola. t
6:15 am
>> christa: we're back this morning at 6:24678 north carolina men's basketball coach roy williams is said to be okay after he collapsed during his team's win over b.c. williams collapsed near the
6:16 am
last night's game. unc's medical staff immediately went over to help him out. he eventually walked to the locker room and then remained there for the rest of the game. he later attributed the dizzy spells to vertigo. and b.c.'s basketball team wasn't the only local one to lose last night. the celtics losing by one to the bucks out in milwaukee with the score tied up, avery bradley was called for a foul with just six-tenths of a second remaining in regulation. khris middleton then hit a free throw and the bucks won it 112-111. the c's now host the clippers coming up tonight. >> sarah: and the bruins also lost. they were blown out at home by the kings. former bruin milan lucic returned to the garden for the first time since being traded. he received a standing ovation during a break in the first period. lucic would later score a goal. b's lost 9-2. they take on the jets in winnipeg tomorrow night. and here's a sign that spring, not that far away today, is truck day at fenway park.
6:17 am
equipment into the truck later this morning before the truck heads down to fort myers. workers will begin loading up the truck at 7:00. the truck is set to leave fenway around noon. >> christa: look at this. fenway is also the setting for winter sports this week. the park is set to host a big air competition. skiers and snowboarders will be showing off their skills. look at that ramp. this is the grand prix tour event. it's tomorrow and friday. the ramp is 140 feet tall, actually nearly four times taller some are saying than the green monster. this is like the level of the upper deck seating. can you imagine the view of boston that you can get from there? wow. >> sarah: i'd rather just watch and cheer them on. >> christa: you don't want to sled? >> >> sarah: i'm not that big of a daredevil when it comes to that. still ahead, the presidential race heading south, and so are the attack ads.
6:18 am
both sides of his mouth on amnesty for illegals on national television and still denies it? >> sarah: the latest offering that's using kids and dolls to comment on the candidates. >> christa: we're also tracking breaking news locally. firefighters rescuing two people from a burning home in fitchburg, but sadly it was too late for one other person.
6:19 am
breaking news. firefighters in fitchburg rush to rescue people from a burning home. despite desperate effort, not everyone survives. >> christa: and a police chase through weymouth ends in a bad crash and the power knocked out. >> sarah: plus a blowout in new hampshire. >> we won. >> we're going to win so much. you are going to be so happy. second-place finish breathing new life into the kasich campaign, while hillary clinton gets clobbered.
6:20 am
>> we have live, big story coverage for the race for the white house. >> christa: and the life changing announcement from dic donohue, the transit police officer serially is wounded in the marathon bombing shoot-out. >> sarah: and a baby's entrance into the world happens on storrow drive. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. it's 6:31. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we don't have snow today. ism that's good news. >> christa: we have cold temperatures. when you look ahead to the weekend, it's whoa, nellie. >> sarah: wind-chill values minus 20, minus 30. it's about as cold as it gets with the arctic air pouring in. 27 in boston right now. teens in a lot of the suburbs. good morning, everyone. we track a little light snow out through worcester right now and some paty light snow breaking out down through the vineyard into buzzard's bay. we'll watch the patches of flurries and light snow breaking out this morning to continue. then mid-afternoon could even have heavier snow squalls and snow showers working in with the instability of the daytime
6:21 am
summer pattern where you get these pop-up showers to form. instead of raindrops we're dealing with snowflakes. any brief burst of heavier snow could drop a coating to an inch of snow. we'll contend with that temperatures this afternoon rebounding into the lower to middle 30s. temperatures above the freezing mark. even that said, you get a heavier snow squall, and the temperature goes near freezing and you can get a couple slick spots on the roadways. so we'll watch that as it goes through the afternoon. bitter cold by the weekend. we'll talk more on that forecast coming up. ism we have fast track traffic alert right now. let's send it over the danielle gersh with the latest. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. we're keeping a close eye on this accident. this is a rolled-over vehicle. you can see it right there. and this is route 1 northbound in saugus. so you can see one lane is getting by. it does look like the two right lanes are blocked there. and then southbound heading into boston on route 1, you can see some slowing here as people are kind of looking over at what's going on here. take a look at the maps now. and you can see, again, this is
6:22 am
just before lynnfeld parkway. also still keeping an eye on this accident, this is 128 southbound at route 93. this is in reading. and this has the left lane block ed. we also have an accident in andover on 495 southbound. that's not showing up on my screen. another one on 93 southbound in medford. keep those two incidents in mind if you're headed out this morning, as well. from braintree into boston expressway northbound, 32 minutes. that's a slow drive. south of town, route 18, still closed in both directions in abington because of an earlier accident. the pike no major delays from framingham into boston. so that's good news. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 20 minutes on the expressway from braintree to boston. into town on the pike, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. if you're taking the "t," we have minor delays on the on line, back to you, guys. >> sarah: very busy morning here. we have breaking news to passes along about a deadly fire up in fitchburg. fire crews raced to rescue three
6:23 am
burning home. they did manage to pull two people out alive, but sadly a third person did not survive. >> sarah: 7's victoria warren live on the scene with more on what happened. vicki? >> victoria: the firemen were just leaving the scene here a few minutes ago. people were trapped on the second floor of this home in fitchburg when the fire broke out. the fished -- firtd arrived and flames were shooting out of the second story windows. firefighters rushed in. they found one man trapped near the stairs. they found another person trapped near the back of the house near the windows. they were able to bring that person out. that's when they discovered the third victim, somebody who did not make it out of this house in time. the fire chief says those two other people were rushed to the hospital. one of them was conscious, the other person, paramedics were performing c.p.r. on that individual. so it's unknown what their condition is at this time. this is a really tough fire for firefighters who say there are a lot of small rooms in that second floor.
6:24 am
firefighters to navigate through all of that. they will now start their investigation. they do believe the fire started on the second floor, but they need to investigate to figure out exactly what caused it. live this morning in fitchburg, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: 6:35 right now. now to breaking news in abington, part of busy route 18 is closed to traffic after a police chase ended in a serious crash. 7's nicole oliverio on the seaboard with the latest this morning. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, it will be at least three more hours before route 18 opens. police diverting traffic here at oak street and then reopening at pond street. so cars slow ride this morning, if this is your normal commute, you're being diverted on the route 58. all of this after a police chase led to a crash. now, the chase started in weymouth, and all we know is that police were trying to pull over a car that wouldn't stop. it's believed that the car may have been stolen. eventually, though, that car
6:25 am
damage to that vehicle. the two people inside had to be taken to the hospital. both the driver and the passenger, and when that car crashed, it actually knocked out a utility pole, causing a chain reaction at the height we're without power. now that number is down to less than 200. it's believed that the driver is going to be facing charges once he's released from the hospital. that's the latest live in abington, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: bernie sanders and donald trump the big winners in the new hampshire primary. both of them coming off losses in iowa last week. >> christa: so the democrats, they're now off to the nevada caucuses, which will take place a week from saturday. but first they're making a stop in new york. sanders will have breakfast with the reverend al sharpton in harlem, this morning, and hillary clinton is back at home. as for the republicans, they are headed south. the top five finishers in last night's contest all have events planned in south carolina today. the primary there is now ten days away.
6:26 am
with ted cruz launching a new attack on donald trump. >> look, i got the trump action figure. >> no way, that's huge. >> what does he do? >> he pretends to be a republican. [laughter] >> christa: the cruz spot shows kids playing with a donald trump action figure, which you see, there and smashing a d.l.'s house while chanting "emnando main" which is an issue that trump has supported. i want to let you know that john is headed to south carolina and you can look for live reports first at 4:00. ism still ahead, dic donohue, the transit officer critically injured in the marathon bombing shoot-out, talking about why he can no longer do his job. >> christa: and a fire on storrow drive causing trouble for a local couple trying to get to the hospital to give birth. >> sarah: new from overnight, a flight from boston diverted. a passenger removed from the
6:27 am
crew. something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today to get any sandwich for $2.99 after 12:00 p.m.
6:28 am
how do you reimagine "banking"? you start with this... then you make it... nothing like this. you make a capital one caf\. someplace more relaxed. with free wi-fi and banking advice... without all the "double talk." and checking accounts with no minimums... or fees. then you design a top-rated mobile app that makes banking as easy as this. that's banking reimagined. what's in your wallet? again! r again! again! again! again? again! again!
6:29 am
from our cereals. so you can love cereal... again! ism. >> christa: we're back at 6:40. transit officer dic donohue, who was critically injured during the shoot-out with the marathon
6:30 am
donohue was shot back in 2013. he returned to active duty and worked for more than two years, but because of the pain that he deals with on a daily basis, he says he just cannot continue working, and he posted a message on twitter tuesday. here's what he wrote: "the day has come but the future is bright. thank you to everybody who has supportedded me over the past three years." donohue says it was really tough to retire, a tough decision. >> i mean, i'm left with a few daily reminders of what happened, but i have tried to move forward and move on in my life and do good things for the community, do good things for the department and really put a bad situation behind me and focus on the good. happy news. he and his wife kim are now in april. their first son is now three years old. >> sarah: all right. a baby boy doing well this morning after he was delivered on the side of route 93. so mom and dad got caught in
6:31 am
hospital monday night. a car fire blocked the road near the storrow drive on ramp, while stuck in traffic, they asked officers to call an ambulance. just a few minutes later, crews helped deliver that baby boy, austin. he and mom were later take on the mgh. morning. so congratulations to them. happy ending there. >> sarah: i know, right? >> christa: it's 6:42. speaking of traffic trouble, breaking news in abington. part of route 18 is shut down after a driver fleeing from police slammed into a pole and took down power lines. >> also breaking, a deadly fire in fitchburg. firefighters' efforts to rescue people from the flames. >> christa: and it's if morning after the big primary in new hampshire. what the candidates are off and doing today. >> sarah: plus bernie sanders
6:32 am
with his grandkids. homecoming? it' s awesome. but with the citizens bank education refinance loan, it gets even better. r you know those people who pay a little extra t and get all the legroom in coach? that could be you, t if you refinance your student loans. i can refinance? yes, you could replace your current student loans with one new loan and save money on interest. sounds easy! it is easy! so, treat yourself to something from that in-flight magazine. or save up for a new car, a wedding or a down payment on the home of your dreams. have a question about
6:33 am
ask a citizen at 1-866-999-0242
6:34 am
>> it's 6:35. time the know and go. >> reporter: breaking news in fitchburg, a deadly fire, two other victims pulled out and rushed to the hospital. >> reporter: breaking news in abington. a police chase ends with a crash, closing a major road and knocking out power. >> reporter: bernie sanders has a new york meeting a day after sinking hillary clinton in new hampshire. >> reporter: donald trump cruises to a primary win, and a
6:35 am
rolling on to south carolina. >> christa: busy morning here. we have lots to get to in our know and go with the day's top stories. >> sarah: let's start with traffic and weather. we have chris lambert with more on the forecast. >> chris: teens in the suburbs. patchy flurries breaking out through worcester county, easing in toward metro west. we'll continue to see patchy light snow and flurries this morning. we have a risk of heavier snow showers and squalls occasionally rolling through this afternoon. it will be much like a springtime or summertime pattern where they're hit or miss and you get a brief burst of snow instead of rain coming own down. this could drop locally a coating to an inch of snow, maybe one or two towns across northern worcester county, the higher train of northwestern rhode island coming in an inch and a half or two inches of snow, generally speaking, about a coaching to an inch. temperatures today, lower to middle 30s this afternoon. seasonably cold. very cold, in fact, near record cold as we get into the weekend.
6:36 am
windshield values minus 20 if not minus 25 to 30 at times late overnight saturday into sunday morning. actual air temperatures going below zero, even just below zero in the city of boston. widespread minus 5 to minus 10 in a lot of the suburbs kicking off valentine's day. >> we're following breaking news in abington, a bad crash has shut down part of busy route 18. a driver taking out a telephone pole as well as power lines. >> sarah: let's head out live to 7's nicole oliverio. we understand this all started with a police chase? >> nicole: christa, it started with that chase in weymouth, ended in abington and resulted in closing a good chunk of route 18 during the morning commute. you can see police still have the area blocked off in abington at oak street. they're diverting traffic on the 58 before you can get back on the route 18 in weymouth. an you can see it's definitely slowing down traffic as everyone is trying to get to work this morning. now, this crash began weymouth police say they were chasing a car. that driver refused to stop.
6:37 am
initially trying to pull over that driver, but it is believed that that car may have been stolen. now, this chase came to an end when that driver crashed into the utility pole right on the weymouth abington line. that driver taking down several utility poles, knocking out power to at least 2,000 customers, crews were immediately here trying to repair those broken poles. we're told less than 200 customers without power, but if you take a live look. route 18 remains shut down as they continue to investigate and try and restore power. as for the two people in the car, they were taken to the hospital with injuries, and we're told that both possibly will be charged once they are released. that's the latest live in abington, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also breaking right now, route 28 in quincy just reopening in the past hour after a deadly crash overnight. two people were killed, another hurt, when a car rolled over and burst into flames. state police say they're investigating the cause.
6:38 am
tell you about in saugus. here's danielle gersh with that. >> danielle: thanks, christa. let's head outside and take a look. this is route 1, the northbound lane in saugus. one lane is getting by the work lanes are blocked. this is because of a rollover. you see the car in the corner. it does look like a tow truck on scene, but we've been keeping an eye on this all morning long. southbound on route 1, you can see some slowing, as well. let's go to the maps. now again, this is route 1 in saugus and the rollover, northbound, but slowing is southbound, as well. we're also keeping an eye on this accident. this is in andover on 495 southbound at route 133. we have reports of cars off to the right and off to the left. on 93 southbound in medford, we also have an accident at mystic avenue, blocking the two center lanes there. so something to keep in mind. south of town, the expressway from braintree into boston, over half an hour northbound. so that's the slow drive. and then as nicole just showed us, route 18 still closed in abington in both directions. the pike from framingham into
6:39 am
no major delays or incidents to tell you about. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 28 minutes on the expressway. half an hour on 893 southbound. if you're taking the "t," minor delays on the orange line and the fitchburg line. back to you, guys. >> christa: >> sarah: also breaking, a deadly overnight fire in fitchburg is under investigation. one person was kill, two others taken to the hospital. 7's victoria warren is on the seaboard with the latest. >> medical examiner just left the scene a short time ago. and this was the home behind me where the victims we're toll were trapped on the second floor. this was just after midnight last night. when the fitchburg fire department arrived, there were flames shooting out of the windows. they rushed in. they say they first found one victim near the stairs on the second floor. that man was brought out to an ambulance. then they say they found a second victim near the windows and it appeared that person was trying to get to the windows when they were overcome by smoke and fire.
6:40 am
then the chief says they came across a third victim that did not make it out of this home alive. the fire chief says that one of the victims was conscious in the ambulance, the second victim they needed to perform c.p.r. so those two people remain at the hospital this morning. investigators will be going through this home. they believe the fire started on the second floor, but they still need to determine a cause. live this morning in fitchburg, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the race for the white house moves on after more than one-third of new hampshire republicans said yes to donald trump. also a big night for john kasich who finished second with about 30 precincts left to be counted. ted cruz holds a lead over jeb bush and marco rubio for third place. >> sarah: on the democratic side, hillary clinton suffered a huge but not unexpected defeat. no comeback this time. she lost to bernie sanders by double-digits. we have team coverage this morning. 7's nancy chen is covering the
6:41 am
dan hausle with a look at where the republican race goes from here. dan? >> dan: well, the new hampshire primary for the top two finishers in iowa keeps them on the same path. for the rest of them, though, this was a big election. and for them, each in different ways, new hampshire could be a game changer. >> so beautiful. >> dan: donald trump did in new hampshire what he couldn't in iowa, deliver the huge poll numbers predicted. >> new hampshire, i want to thank you. we love you. we're going to be back a lot. we're not going to forget you. you started it. remember, you started it.. >> dan: governor john kasich claimed the mantle of alternative to trump. >> tonight the light overcame the darkness of negative campaigning. >> dan: jeb bush, ted cruz and marco rubio were bunched a bit back from kasich, but the similar numbers delivered different results. for bush, the new life his
6:42 am
>> while the real tv star still doing well, it look like you all have reset the race, and for that i am really grateful. >> dan: senator cruz survived a state where his conservative politics don't play so well to move on to states where it does. >> on to south carolina, on to nevada, on to super tuesday. >> dan: and for senator marco rubio, a awakening that his debate dud was costly and a vow to do better. >> you will see us again because we're coming back in november to win the general election. >> dan: and from new jersey governor chris christie, this could be the end of the line. he's gone back to new jersey. he says he's going the look at the final numbers before making a final decision on where to go from here. we're live in manchester, dan hausle, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, dan. let's move on to the democrats now. 7's nancy chen is in manchester with sanders' decisive victory over hillary clinton. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, good morning to you. bernie sanders had been leading
6:43 am
primary, so this was no big surprise. however, hillary clinton had been trying to cut that margin in half. at one point she seemed like she could do so maybe to get some momentum going into south carolina. however, in the end the vermont senator had an overwhelming victory. nothing but net for bernie sanders, celebrating with his grandchildren tuesday with some basketball before giving his victory speech. >> together we have sent a message that will echo from wall street to washington, from maine to california. >> nancy: hillary clinton lost to sanders by 20 points, with sanders targeting the votes of young people and new hampshire the former secretary of state promised to campaign harder >> now we take this campaign to the entire country. we're going to fight for every vote in every state. >> nancy: sanders urging unity
6:44 am
message for both his supporters and clinton's. >> we will need to come together in a few months and unite this party and this nation because the right-wing republicans we oppose must not be allowed to gain the presidency. >> nancy: and from here both democrats head to new york. hillary clinton is going back home while bernie sanders is having breakfast this morning with are evidence al sharpton. that's going to be in harlem. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." ism here's what's next in the presidential race. february 20th is the nevada caucus for democrats and the south carolina primary for republicans. three days later the republicans go to nevada. february 27th it's the democrats' turn in south carolina, an then march 1st is super tuesday. several states, including massachusetts, up for grabs. now, if you are not registered to volt yet, today is the last day to do so. so we have all the information on our web site, whdh.com for that. and 7's jonathan hall is heading
6:45 am
to continue our political coverage. look for his live reports starting on 7news at 4:00. >> christa: breaking news from overnight. an alaskans airline flight from boston on its way the san diego had to make an unscheduled stop in denver because of an unruly passenger. this was around 10:30 our time. crew members say the man was drunk and even threatened the flight crew. he was taken into custody when the plane landed. passengers eventually did make it to san diego this morning. >> sarah: all right. let's get a final check of the forecast with chris lambert. >> chris: good morning, sarah. teens and lower 20s this morning, this afternoon lower 30s. a coating to an inch of snow in one or two towns. some towns may see a couple inches of snow, especially in the hillier terrain of worcester county. wind-chill values late saturday night into sunday morning going back to minus 20. a little milder by next week. >> christa: get ready to freeze.
6:46 am
snow just in time for valentine's day.
6:47 am
delicious taste of nutella s ncakes to a whole new level. make any day a pancake day with
6:48 am
6:49 am
6:50 am
6:51 am
6:52 am
6:53 am
6:54 am
6:55 am
6:56 am
6:57 am
6:58 am
6:59 am

53 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on