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leading edge of the arctic air providing us with a couple scattered snow showers and squalls. widespread across the area into tomorrow morning and temperatures going downhill in the afternoon. we'll talk more on this forecast coming up as "today in new england" starts right now. >> christa: a bus driver set to face a judge accused of a dangerous drive with several kids on board. >> sarah: and in south boston, a home is rocked when a car goes crashing into it. what the former boston mayor, who was behind the wheel, says happened. >> christa: and we're keeping a very close eye on the weather as temperatures drop and bitter cold weather moves in making for dangerous conditions out there. >> sarah: all eyes on the democrats in wisconsin last night. sanders and clinton face off one on one for the first time since the vermont senator's huge win in new hampshire. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism good friday morning, everybody. we finally made it. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. our producers are calling this a frozen friday.
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today in the tundra because it is. seriously. >> sarah: it's pretty bad. >> christa: it's dangerous and it's going to get worse. >> chris: it will get worse as we get into the weekend. wind-chill values running minus 20 to minus 30. 8 in the city of boston. frozen tundra of worcester there has a big goose egg, 0 degrees. 6 in plymouth. wind-chill values running 8 below in boston, 14 in worcester. these numbers more like 25 to 30 below as we get into sunday morning. so it's a cold start. cold throughout the day. temperatures only topping off in the lower 20s. we'll notice more clouds filling in later in the day. then a little bit of snow breaking out late tonight into tomorrow morning. there could be a spot coating to an inch across much of the area. again, not every town will see it. but i do think your best chance for a couple inches of snow once you work your way to buzzards bay, the cape and the islands. the story as we get into sunday morning, wind-chill values minus 25 in the city of boston. minus 30 to 35 in the worcester hills. more on that forecast coming up.
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track traffic. will let's send it over the danielle gersh. outside. here's a look at the zakim bridge, leverett connector. no issues to tell you about yet let's go to the maps. heading into town on 93 southbound on route 1, looking good so far. all green. south of town from braintree minutes. so far this morning route 3, 24, 95, no issues to tell you about. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston is a wide-open ride, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 1 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's go to breaking news that happened overnight. firefighters battling the flames and, of course, the frigid temperatures. this was in norton. and it was a fire at a house on perry avenue just before mid-might. three people inside were able to get out on their own. no one was hurt. right now the red cross is helping them find a place to stay warm.
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bus driver is in jail after police say he drunkenly crashed a school bus with children on board. it happened in dudley and there were 11 students on that school bus. >> christa: this crash knocked out power to some homes after he slammed into the pole. here's 7's john cuoco with the latest. >> john: police say a school bus driver was drunk behind the wheel with students on the bus when he hit a utility pole. thankfully none of the students were hurt, but 42-year-old scott poirier is charged with driving the school bus under the influence and child endangerment. it happened around 3:00 p.m. on hayden pond road in dudley. 11 middle school students were on the bus. again, they're okay. another bus had to pick them up. crews worked for hours to fix the utility pole and restore power to families living nearby. school superintendent released a statement that said in part, "i am grateful that none were injured. i appreciate also the quick response and kindness shown to our students by dudley police,
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area of the accident." >> sarah: that was 7's john cuoco reporting. also this morning, former boston mayor ray flynn is recovering after his car went crashing right into a house. 7's nicole oliverio is live in south boston, and, nicole, we're now hearing from the mayor about what happened. >> nicole: he said that he had just been working out at the boston athletic club for a couple hours before this accident happened, and he says he's glad that no one got hurt. former boston mayor ray flynn was behind the wheel of this s.u.v. when he somehow lost control and went through the became wall of this south boston building. >> it looks like something exploded from inside because it's the basement level. he said he lost control of the vehicle, which sunsable, it's a pretty narrow passage there. >> nicole: pictures taken from the scene show the damage, a car covered in debris, and this home left with a gaping hole. hours later the home was boarded up, but people living here say they have to stay somewhere else. >> there could be some
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safe for us to stay here. everyone is okay, from what i know, the basement is kind of a mess and our stuff is kind of ruined. >> nicole: flynn served as mayor of boston from 1948 until '93 when he left the job to become the u.s. ambassador to the vatican under president bill clinton. mayor marty walsh says he's glad that flynn is okay. >> my thoughts go out to the flynn family and the mayor hopefully for a speedy recovery. >> nicole: and mayor flynn explained what happened. he says he was trying the park his car, got completely weak and passed out. the next thing he knew, he had driven through his neighbors home. he said he received a concussion and will undergo further testing. we hope he's okay. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also on 7, the suspect accused of hit manning in woburn and driving away with this man still on the hood, we told you about this yesterday, well, this man is now due in court today. police arrested 29-year-old tyson delgado.
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police say they received a tip that he was inside a home in dorchester. and officers say they found him hiding underneath a bed. this hit-and-run crash was caught on camera. 65-year-old shaqierra alfred pica was standing on a street corner when he was hit and carried away. police say delgado was driving away from police officers at the time. pica and his wife are glad police arrested delgado. >> i don't think i'm ever going to be right again. >> the more i see him hit him and throw him up on the car, it bothers me so much, so much. it could have killed him. he could have killed him. >> christa: pica suffered a broken leg and broken toe, as well. delgado faces several charges including leaving the scene of an accident and assault and battery on a police officer. >> sarah: it was another clinton-sanders showdown in last night's democratic debate. the two candidates facing off in their first meeting since bernie sanders' big win in new
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clear: hillary clinton was on the attack. for more on the debate, let's send it over to 7's nancy chen in the control room with more. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, good morning to you. after bernie sanders' big win in new hampshire, hillary clinton had one goal last night, and that was to stop his mow momentum. the two went head to head on a wide range of topics including the economy, health care and president obama. hillary clinton takes a page out of bernie sanders' playbook. >> we both agree that we have to get unaccountable money out of our political system and that we have to do much more to ensure that wall street never wrecks main street again. >> nancy: she portrayed sanders' plans on hillary clinton as unrealistic. >> that's a promise that cannot be kept. >> sanders made sure to check his rival. >> well, secretary clinton, you're in the in the white house yet. >> he called clinton out on her stump speeches. >> secretary clinton has been going around the country saying
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dismantle the affordable care act. i have fought my entire life to make sure health care is a right for all people. we're not going to dismantle anything. >> nancy: the most contentious moment of the night came when clinton accused sanders of attacking president obama's policies. >> the kind of criticism that we've heard from senator sanders about our president i expect from republicans. i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> that is -- [applause] madam secretary, that is a low blow. last i heard, we lived in a democratic society. last i heard, a united states senator had the right to disagree with the president, including a president who has done such an extraordinary job. >> nancy: a lot of fireworks. there meantime, the republicans debate in south carolina. that is going to be tomorrow night. in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." thank you. and republican front-runner
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coming under fire for his choice of words on the campaign trail. >> i won't use foul language. i'm just not going to do it. i'm not going to do it. they're all saying, "do it, do it." no. i'm not. because they always have... even if it's not a bad word, if it's a little bit off, they kill me. so i won't do it. i'll never do it again actually. and i'll never even copy somebody, what they ask me to say. all right. >> christa: a recent focus group, 10 south carolina voters were shown clips of trump making off-color comments. several members flinched and others gasped as they watched. also former president george w. bush hitting the campaign trail with his brother jeb next week. the two will appear at a campaign rally in south carolina. jeb is making one final push ahead of the next republican primary, and he's hoping his brother's appearance will help boost support after disappointing performances in iowa and new hampshire. >> sarah: we're following more news today.
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hospital thursday night after man attacked them with a machete inside a restaurant. it happened in columbus, ohio. the suspect ran from the restaurant but was later confronted and shot by officers. police say some of the employees remember the man coming into the restaurant earlier in the evening, talking to an employee and then leaving before coming back armed with the machete. witnesses say it was a terrifying scene. >> man came in and started beating up on a man. and i thought it was a personal thing. and then he just started down the row hitting everybody with something. i don't know. people were bleeding. >> sarah: police are still searching for a motive for the attack. >> christa: stock markets overseas in asia taking a hit today. japan's market dropped around 5%. concerns about europe's banks, falling oil prices and china's economy are all being blamed for that. the dow was down more than 250 points, as well, yesterday. however, stock futures here are
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could be in store for a rebound. >> sarah: there's more news ahead on "today in new england." we'll take you to east boston where gang violence was the topic of discussion last night when community members got together with local leaders. >> christa: and it's cold, but that's not keeping fenway park from opening up this winter. look at this. more from first day of competition as the big air event gets under way. >> sarah: and up next, we're taking a look at today's class act. how one student is making the lives of veterans a little bit sweeter. >> chris: christa, we need that cold air at fenway park to keep those guys shredding the slopes at fenway. how many times can we say, that right? check out the cold air across canada, minus 20 to minus 30. a lot of arctic air moving in over the weekend. what that means for temperatures ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway from braintree to boston. only ten minutes this morning. if you're taking "t," it's on
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>> christa: this morning coming new york i was walking into the building with our director of our morning show who already walks fast, and i could barely keep up with her. it was like a jog. she's like, "it's cold. come on. let's go. ". >> sarah: i started run, chris, not because anybody was chasing me, but because i was that cold. >> chris: if you're running now, you'll be sprinting by saturday and sunday as the arctic air comes running into southern new england. good morning, everyone. it's a cold start, but it turns colder over the weekend. you start approaching minus 30, minus 35 with a wind-chill factor, and we're talking about the potential of frostbite within ten minutes to exposed skin. so if you have any plans to be outside for a longer duration, cover the exposed skin over the weekend, especially saturday night into sunday morning. 0 right now in worcester. 8 in boston. not to underestimate the cold this morning, because it is
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single-digit temperatures and below-zero wind chills from boston out through worcester right now. in the city itself it feels like minus 8. now we're getting into some of those buildings in governmen center it's extra cold in the city of boston has the wind gets a little extra push between the buildings. taking a look at the radar, at least it's nice and quiet. we don't have snow to track now, although that will change tonight, as well, not immediately seeing a lot of snow fill in first thing in the evening, but late overnight, 10:00, 11:00, may get a little snow starting to break out down through southeastern mass. that's the best chance of picking up a couple inches of snow across the cape and the islands. for the rest of us, spotty snow showers, maybe a center squall with an arctic front moving on through tomorrow. so tonight through tomorrow morning, coating to an inch in spots. i don't think everyone sees it, although i do think everyone sees some snow down across the cape with about 1 to 2 inches there. locally up to 3 close to chatham and across the outer cape. sunshine to partly cloudy skies today. not a huge rebound, but we do bounce back a little bit. upper teens in the worcester
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the city of boston. mostly cloudy tonight and patchy light center late, most of it across southeastern mass. temperatures back into the teens tonight. tomorrow you walk out late morning. you're saying, all right. it's not that bad yet. problem is you reach your high about 19 at lunchtime and we start going backward. so i expect by sunset a lot of single digits and the bitter winds start to kick on in. if you follow the temp trend and the wind-chill temp as we go from saturday into sunday, you notice temperatures nose diving here. heading out date night on saturday, plan on temperatures only barely above 0 by the time you're done with dinner. and wind-chill factors at that time already running well below zero. in fact, look at the wind-chills. by 6:00 sunday morning, minus 25 in the city of boston. minus 30 in worcester, minus 34 up into keene, new hampshire. so it's a bitter air mass. mixed terrain by monday night into tuesday. so the cold air doesn't last all that long.
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>> christa: he's taking his school project outside of the class and is using it to make the lives of local veterans a little sweeter. here's our class act today. how is it going? hi. thanks for letting me interrupted. so i'm here today because every week we do an amazing segment. it's called "class act." i hope that all of you will give a huge round of applause to bobby sweet. [applause] yeah. over the past year, bobby sweet has made it his mission to give back to those who have served our country. >> my two grandfathers served and two of my cousins served. >> christa: the seventh grader at r.j. gray junior high in acton took a cue from his last name, launching a campaign the deliver something sweet to veterans hospital. >> we collect candy and deliver it to the v.a. >> christa: the idea started last year during a school
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when the final bell rang. >> he took this hypothetical class project and turned it into an action project to serve others, which i think is incredibly impressive. >> christa: since then the campaign has expanded. what started as a campaign drive last valentine's day turned into a hygiene drive this summer with the help of his older brother. he did it again for veterans day this past november and now he's getting it going again for valentine's day. >> and sweet says he's not looking to stop any time soon. >> hopefully it took most of my life until i can't anymore, but as long as i can pretty much. keep helping it grow bigger, get more people involved. ism how adorable is he? >> christa: he's really polite, very sweet, like his last name. and he hasn't been able to personally deliver the candy to the hospital because he's so young, but when he's a little older, he'll get to meet some of the veterans he's helped. >> sarah: i'm sure they're very appreciative. so wonderful he thinks of them. if you know a student between
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something outstanding in schools, sports or their community, please nominate them online at whdh.com. >> christa: up next in sports, the bruins looking to rebound after a big loss to the kings. but could they get past the jets? we have highlights coming your way. >> sarah: and we're taking you the fenway park for some high-flying action as the stadium trades in baseball for some big air. 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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over the weekend, the cold getting colder. temperatures crashing saturday evening. we're back to 0 to minus 10 temperature-wise by sunday morning. wind-chill minus 20 to minus 30. more on that forecast ahead. with. >> alex: alex corddry. >> alex: the bruins start their six-game road trip in winnipeg. it might be just what the doctor ordered as the b's have the second best road record in the eastern conference. patrice bergeron scored first goal and got in the second fight of his career with blake wheeler. bruins get a big road win, 6-2 the final. dave dombrowski going behind enemy lines last night, speaking in the big apple alongside yankees' gm brian cashman at a round table event called "a conversation with rival baseball clubs." the red sox boss didn't need blood feud.
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the red sox, because when you're in baseball and you've been in it as long as i have, the yankee-red sox rivalry is one that comes on top all the time. there are only problem another cup until baseball worth mentioning to the same breath. i'm thrilled to be part of it, but in boston you know it takes that extra edge when you start talking about clubs you're going to play and you tart talking about playing the yankees. there is a different tone in people's voice. >> alex: and the nba's all-star weekend kicks off in toronto tonight with marcus smart taking part in the league's rising star challenge. that's sports. have a great day. >> christa: we're just a few days removed to super bowl 50, but the countdown to super bowl 51 is officially under way. in houston the city unveiling four official countdown clocks thursday morning. for the record, we are 359 days away from next year's game. get ready. >> sarah: today is the second day of the big air event at fenway park. skiers hit the 140-foot-tall ramp today as snowboarders
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park last night. canadian max pirro won the men's event. julia marino won the women's event, and she actually grew up in connecticut. this unique view of one of marino's jumps was posted online last night. she performed a backflip and hit the landing but then lost control and nearly crashed into the protective wall. fortunately, though, she was okay. guess it comes with the territory, right? but that's pretty incredible the watch. >> christa: i wonder how fast she's going right there. take a guess. oh, my goodness. i just would lose it. 5:26. coming up next, a weeks-long standoff in oregon is now over. how the whole ordeal came to an end. >> sarah: plus community leaders and residents gathered in south boston last night as concerns about gang violence are
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in the spotlight. residents and community leaders violent crimes. >> christa: and an alarming attack at a homeless shelter. a four-year-old boy hit by someone who used to work there. >> sarah: and keeping the streets clean. mayor walsh's new plan to get cigarette waste off the ground and into the trash. >> this is 7news "today in new >> christa: all right. good morning. a morning for remote start, if i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. snow. this time it's just cold, and it is so bitterly cold outside. temperatures are plummeting and it could become dangerous this weekend, chris. >> andy: certainly by saturday afternoon through saturday night into sunday morning. that's going to be the depth of the cold. 8 degrees in boston. 0 in worcester. don't want to get by today's cold. it's cold outside this morning. wind-chill minus 8 in the city of boston. minus 14 in worcester and throughout the day. warming up into the lower 20s this afternoon. so a frigid start. it's a cold day overall. i do expect a lot of sunshine this morning. more clouds around this afternoon.
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snow breaking out across southeastern mass tonight. wind-chill warning in effect, wind-chill factors runing 20 to 30 degrees below zero by sunday morning. air temperatures below zero. minus 3 in boston. minus 11 in worcester. factor in the wind, it will feel like my us in 26 in boston and minus 32 in worcester. peaking in terms of the coldest wind-chill on sunday morning. >> christa: all right. get that car running. danielle, how about fast track this morning? >> danielle: good morning. definitely want to start the car, turn the heat on, and you probably want to sit in that car for a while, but the good news, no major issues on 93 southbound headed into boston. once you get enter boston, let's go to the maps. we have an accident, and this is inside the o'neill tunnel. this is 93 southbound at government center, causing some delays there. the expressway from braintree to boston, that drive just ten minutes this morning, so no major issues there. route 3, 24,95 all green some no delays to tell you about. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, a wide-open drive so far. take a look at those drive times.
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out the door, ten minutes on the expressway, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. 11 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: thank you. let's get a check on your friday top stories. a school bus driver in dudley is behind bars accused of driving drunk with students on board his bus. police say 42-year-old scott poirier crashed into a utility pole, this was thursday afternoon. none of the 11 middle school students on board was hurt. poirier is charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment, and he's due in court today. also firefighters battling flames and the frigid temperatures, of course, in norton. the fire breaking out at a home on perry avenue just before midnight. three people were inside. luckily they were able to get out. no one was hurt. now the red cross is helping them find a place to stay warm today. and former boston mayor ray flynn is recovering after crashing his car into a house near his home in south boston.
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the 76-year-old says he was driving home from the gym and blacked out before crashing into the basement wall of a home on flint place. friends boarded up the hole, but they may have to stay somewhere else as the building suffered structural damage. >> sarah: also on 7, community concerns raised in east boston. parents coming out to hear the city's plans to deal with gang violence and its impact on school kids. >> nancy: that meeting was held last night at east boston high. mayor walsh pledging to protect people who live in that area. >> i know the last few months have been very nervous in the neighborhood. >> nancy: mayor walsh acknowledging to a crowd of more than 100 concerned parents and community members in east boston that gang violence is a problem. since september, there have been several murders in east boston, including three teenagers. there was also a shooting in broad daylight at the maverick "t" stop back in january. just two weeks ago federal authorities arrested dozens of
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known as ms13 on charges including murder and drug trafficking. the arrests raised concerns that gang recruitment was going on inside the high school, but boston's police commissioner says he's focused on what's happening outside the school building. >> we have to also get to the playgrounds and the soccer fields, because i'm hearing that's where some of the kids might feel intimidated or the pressure is on them to join gangs. >> nancy: the district attorney believes there are 50 to 100 kids in east boston currently considering whether to join ms13 and says people in the community need to be aware of what's happening. >> be hyper vigilant. you might say to you're, but i don't want to get in the middle of that. i don't want to be involved with that. that's where you pick up the phone and call the police, and that's where those gang unit officers can step in. >> nancy: and mayor walsh also pointed to programs provided by the city, including operation exit, which allows former gang members to get on path toward finding a job.
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england." >> christa: also this morning, a man who used to work at a shelter for homeless families is facing charges after police say that he hit and dragged an autistic four-year-old boy who had been staying at the shelter with his mother. officers say the picture shows a large welt that was left on the back of adrian valentine after this alleged assault. police arrested 40-year-old raphael abreu-prado on saturday. valentine's master says that she can barely even contain her anger. >> there was no reason for him to hit my child at all. i need some answers. i need somebody to, you know, not only get me out of here and get my son out of here, but this is not obviously a safe place for us. >> christa: right now the suspect faces several charges. he's out on bail but mo longer works at the shelter. >> sarah: happening today, a convicted drug dealer accused of shooting a boston police officer in dorchester last month heads back the court. police say 28-year-old grant
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leg last month when the drug unit pulled his car over. that officer was not seriously hurt. headley faces a number of charges, including armed assault with intent to murder. >> christa: the driver of a school van accused of a deadly hit-and-run crash in dorchester last month will face a judge today. police say 34-year-old melissa benedict hit a man and then kept on going. scene. police say they found the van about a mile away. benedict told police that he was adjusting the heat and pulling down the visor at the time of the crash. >> sarah: boston mayor marty walsh is launching a new program the help keep neat streets. new cigarette butt boxes will be put in seven busy locations around the city. boxes will be labeled with fun poll questions to let smokers vote with their cigarette butts, for example, which superpower would you want, flight or invisibility. the program will also include a social media campaign.
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twitter using the #neatstreets. when i went to japan, nobody it willers the streets and everyone stands by these boxes. i didn't see any on the street. >> christa: you know what, it's the craziest thing, i was driving to work today and someone has thrown all the garbage out of their car. i ran over someone's mcdonald's bag. i don't know what gets into people. it's crazy. too much information i guess. sorry. 5:37, and still ahead, you may soon be able to add tattoos to your grocery list. why one popular chain wants the bring the service to some stores. >> sarah: and lamar odom stepping out in public his first time since the drug overdose. his big night with members of the kardashian family. >> christa: and the area some experts say could be hit very hard coming up next by the zika virus. morning. by the weekend, even colder. saturday afternoon, saturday night temperatures going to the teens back below zero. wind-chill factors approaching minus 30 in some towns. take a look at that cold weekend
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>> danielle: happy friday, everyone. not a bad drive into town on 93 southbound, but in boston we do have an accident inside the o'neill tunnel just before government center. and that also is on 93 southbound. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time.
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>> chris: 5:41 on this friday. keeled start. wind-chill factors below 0. kiddos need the winter gear this morning. by the time the t bus drops them off from school, temperatures still running into the lower 20s. we're lower 20s but below 0 in some spots. this arctic air coming straight from hudson bay into new england. we expect temperatures widespread below 0 on sunday morning. that's the air temperature. factor in the gusty wind and wind-chill factors run minus 20 to minus 30 saturday spite into sunday. we'll talk more on this weekend forecast. how long the cold weather lasts coming up in a bit. trending today, pick up a bag of kale and get a tattoo. that's one way whole foods plans
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the company is set to open less expensive whole foods 365 distorts. that's going to happen later this year. traditional grocery store experience. other businesses will open up inside the stores and, yes, this could possibly include a tattoo parlor. >> so you can spend the night in painting. the art institute of chicago making a recreation of van gogh's yellow house. the museum is renting out the room. it's a bargain, $10 a night on air bnb. this includes two tickets to the exhibit and they're taking bookings in blocks on social media. don't stop. can't stop don't stop can't stop >> sarah: wow. ok go releasing their new music video. the band shot the video on an airplane while it was flying overrussia at zero gravity.
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all over the cabin in a choreographed dance. also pretty impressive here, the video was shot in a single take, not multiple takes. >> christa: what? >> sarah: and in green screen was involved either. so they must have had a lot of went up in the air. >> christa: that's so cool. the song is called "upside down inside out." >> sarah: love it. >> christa: i'm glad you left out the part about how sick they all got. >> sarah: did they? >> christa: many times apparently. those are the details we don't need to talk about, but i just did. it's 5:43. we have everything you need to know and go this friday. the rolling stones saying no way the donald trump. why the presidential candidate has been singing a different tune. >> coming up, the bus driver accused of being drunk and putting kids in danger. >> sarah: and the latest out of syria where the u.s. and russia are putting down their
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>> christa: good morning. it is now 5:46 heading into this long holiday weekend. we're trying to get you day started on the right note. >> sarah: here's know and go. let's send it over the chris lambert. >> chris: we have a wind-chill warning in place. boston out through worcester. we're talking about wind-chills running 20 to 30 degrees below zero saturday night into sunday. thanks to the combination of the
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in fact, the wind will be gusty. cape and new england have a wind advisory in place from saturday afternoon into sunday morning. curb temperature 8 in boston, 0 in worcester. this isn't the core of the cold air working in. feels like minus 8 in boston. minus 14 once you factor in the wind. that's about 10 to 15mph. nice and quiet across new england. watching this system, the bulk of it skirts just off to the south and east of us. i think enough moisture gets back in here that later tonight into tomorrow morning, an inch or two of snow down into the cape and the islands. perhaps close to 3, chatham up to provincetown. and then from boston out through worcester, the rest of the north shore and south shore, spots will pick up a coating to an inch of snow. that's not really the big story. the big story will be the real cold air that moves in. across the country, rather quiet to the west of us, although the lake-effect snow machines are blasting away with the arctic air over the open waters of the great lakes. so we'll continue to see that. for us, 18 to 24 this afternoon. cold and breezy throughout the day. and then tonight that patchy light snow breaking out close to midnight.
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teens. tomorrow in the morning from about lunchtime, we do reach the upper teens, and then we fall back that bitter wind coming in. arctic air mass coming in. arctic front coming in. by sunday morning we're talking about tying the record. city of boston, city of worcester, boston about minus 3, minus 11 in worcester. those are the air temperatures. the wind-chills minus 25 to minus 30. you start getting into minus 30 territory, and you're talking about frostbite within ten minutes, and look at this across central new england. i wouldn't be surprised to see some of the summits of the ski resorts clocking in with minus 50 wind-chill factors by sunday morning. 7 on 7 forecast showing the mix going over to rain on monday night into tuesday. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's the braintree. it's a little slow as you approach the split on 128 southbound. let's go to the maps. the drive on the expressway northbound, 11 minutes from braintree into boston.
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no issues to tell you about this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, all green. so no delays there. 93 southbound from 495 over 128 into town looking good, as is route 1 this morning. this accident inside the o'neill tunnel on 893 southbound at government center, that cleared. so good news there. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 13 minutes on the expressway from braintree to boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you take the "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: okay. a story a lot of parents with kids don't want the hear this morning. a bus driver is behind bars, accused of putting kids in danger. ism he backed into a pole bringing live wires down on the bus's roof. 's john cuoco live in dudley this morning with more on this story. >> jonathan:>> john: later today that bus driver is expected right here in court. police say that bus driver was under the influence when he hit a utility pole with students on
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now, thankfully none of those students were hurt, but 42-year-old scott poirier is charged with driving the school bus under the influence and while endangerment. it happened around 3:00 p.m. on hayden pond road in dudley. 11 middle school students were on the bus. again, they're okay. another bus had to pick them up. once again, that bus driver will be here in court later today for those charges. live in dudley, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: 5:50 right now. also this morning, secretary of state john kerry and russian leaders have announced a temporary ceasefire in syria in an attempt to clear the way for renewed peace talks. the u.s. and russia also agreed to send desperately needed humanitarian aid to syrian cities. kerry says the real test will be whether the countries keep their word when the ceasefire starts next week. he says it does in the apply to the fight against isis. >> christa: a final surrender bringing the oregon standoff to a close. the f.b.i. closing in on the group last night after three
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the fourth and final occupier refused to give up but eventually came out peacefully. this started six weeks ago when the armed group took over a federal wildlife building, protesting ownership of federal land. >> i'm proud of every single person that came out. i'll say it again, i love this community and i'm proud of every person in it. i want to sit down and work out differences between myself and my neighbors, and i would encourage everybody in this community and in this country to do the same. >> christa: two weeks ago officials shot and killed one of the protesters during a traffic stop, and several others were arrested. >> sarah: two law enforcement officers are recovering from injuries following a violent car chase. police tried to pull over a driver thursday, but the driver did not stop and fired shots injuring an officer and a sheriff's deputy. they are both expected to survive. officers returned fire, killing the driver and injuring the passenger in the car. >> christa: the mayor of
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apologized to the family of tamir rice for filing a claim against his estate for an unpaid ambulance bill. the 12-year-old boy was taken to the hospital where he died after being shot by a police officer. the mayor says filing the claim was part of a routine procedure, but supervisors should have been alerted and the claim never filed. >> it was a mistake in terms of us not flagging it, but it was not a mistake in terms of the legal process. >> christa: after the apology, the rice family issued a statement describing the whole ordeal as "deeply disturbing." >> sarah: crews are trying to determine what caused the massive fire that destroyed a white house in new jersey on thursday. flames consumed multiple buildings at veterans industrial park in hillsboro thursday afternoon. officials shut down part of a nearby highway.
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were so large they were cast. the head of the u.s. centers for disease control is now warning pregnant women to hold off on traveling to puerto rico because of the zika virus. there are 19 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus on the island. health officials have asked for emergency funding from congress to battle the outbreak. >> we may well see tens or hundreds of thousands of zika infections in puerto rico. >> christa: and scientists meantime in austria are testing a new idea to fight the zika virus. this involves using radiation to sterilize male mosquitoes so they can't reproduce after the insects are exposed to the radiation, they're put back into nature. they are not retroactive after the treatment, so it will not affect the environment. zika has been linked to severe birth defects in newborn babies. more news today, lamar odom making his first public appearance since being in the hospital. kim kardashian dashian posting
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at her husband's fashion event and unveiling of his new record at madison square garden. odom, who has been married to khloe kardashian, was found unconscious in a nevada brothel back in october. the rolling stones don't want donald trump to get any satisfaction from their music. trump has used some of the band's songs during recent campaign events. a spokeswoman for the rolling stones says they never gave trump permission to use their music. earlier this month adele made a similar statement after trump started using her songs at some events. >> now to a lifesaving match days before valentine's day. a man finds out he is a perfect match for his then-girlfriend after discovering that she needed a kidney. they recently had the life-saving surgery and are now recovering. christian and erin started dating two years ago and they're now engaged. erin told him she needed a kidney transplant since she was born with only one and it started to fail.
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one, but he passed away from cancer, so christian had another plan. >> i met with one of the doctors who told me we were basically a perfect match or a near perfect match, and later that week i went out and bought the ring because as a scientist, what more confirmation can i have than actual data, right? >> sarah: that's amazing. the couple is making plans for their wedding and their future, including valentine's day this weekend. that's amazing that not only are they dating, but they're a perfect match, too, with their kidneys. >> christa: this is officially the tear-jerker portion of the newscast, chris. i'm just saying. >> chris: as a scientist, you have to appreciate that data that he saw. i don't know if people are going the like the data i'm looking at for the weekend temperature-wise as we barrel toward valentine's day with very cold air in place. temperatures rebounding into the lower 20s this afternoon, and then look at this. saturday night into sunday morning, the temperatures go down below zero and the wind-chill factors approaching
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7 on 7 forecast, believe it or not, we're talking about a mix going over to rain on tuesday. >> sarah: there's still another hour of 7news. straight ahead on today "today in new england." next at 6:00, hillary clinton
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>> sarah: new england waking up to a bitter blast of, a tuck air. things are only going to get worse. >> christa: a school bus driver accused of driving drunk with kids on board and crashing the bus. ism also former boston mayor ray
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slamming his car into a house. >> christa: tracked down after a dangerous drive. where police say they found a suspect hiding. >> sarah: a sharp debate for the democrats as donald trump makes a public promise to clean up speeches. >> i'll never do it again actually. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: oh, my goodness. good morning. we're talking about serious wind-chill this morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. new england getting hit with arctic air. temperatures are already feeling several degrees below zero. it's going to get dangerously cold this weekend. let's get all the details from meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: sarah, wind-chill warnings posted from saturday saturday night into sunday morning. 30 degrees below zero. when you start pushing that for the wind-chill factor, you can get frostbite within about ten minutes. if you spend any length outdoors over the weekend, especially saturday night into sunday morning, make sure you cover up. this is a cold air that we don't see, you know, every single
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coming down this winter. we had a couple bouts of it last winter. taking a look up through hudson bay, this is where the true arctic air is. that's going to come crashing down into new england over the weekend, and air temperatures going below zero on sunday morning. now, to get a temperature in the suburbs below zero, not that uncommon as we go through the wintertime. usually we see it several times. so outside the city of boston, but even the city of boston below zero, but this go around, you have to factor in the wind. i think that will add insult to injury as you head into sunday morning. 8 degrees in boston. 1 in worcester. don't want the play down the cold air this morning because it's cold. it feels cold outside. minus 8 the wind-chill factor in boston. minus 15 in worcester. we'll slowly lose a bit of a breeze. i do expect less wind this afternoon compared to what we have this morning. cold day overall. temperatures topping off in the lower to middle 20s that. bitter blast over the weekend followed by a warm-up and rain on tuesday afternoon. talk more on that forecast coming up. >> christa: new overnight,
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the elements as well as flames. freezing conditions turning water into ice. three people inside this house on perry avenue were able too get out safely. no one was hurt. and the red cross is helping them find a place the stay warm today. and let's go to fast track traffic with danielle gersh. danielle, nice day for the remote start if you have it. >> danielle: absolutely. let's go to the maps. dorchester. it's blocking the center lane on the expressway northbound. and that's right at columbia road. but it's causing some delays and some back-ups. and that's 14 minutes from braintree to boston. on route 3, you're vogue as you approach the braintree split. route 24 looks good. so does route 95 this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, mostly green. so no incidents to tell you about there. 93 southbound, we have an accident on montvale avenue in woburn. that's causing some slowing on 93 southbound into boston. route 1 looking good is far this
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take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 18 minutes from braintree to boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 13 minutes. the you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. ism right now a school bus driver from dudley is behind bars, air caused of being drunk on the job. children were on board when that driver crashed his bus. >> christa: thank goodness no one was hurt. john cuoco is in dudley with more on what happened. >> john: after all, that that bus driver will be in court here later today. police say a school bus driver was drunk behind the wheel with students on the bus when he hit a utility pole. thankfully none of the students were hurt, but 42-year-old scott poirier is charged with driving the school bus under the influence and child endangerment. it happened around 3:00 p.m. on hayden pond road in dudley. 11 middle school students were on the bus. again, they're okay.
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crews worked for hours to fix the utility pole and restore power to families living nearby. the school superintendent released a statement that said in part, "i am grateful that none were injured. i appreciate also the quick response and kindness shown to our students by dudley police, dudley fire and residents in the area of the accident." again, that bus driver will be here in court on those charges later today. live in dudley, john cuoco, schmooze snooze. >> christa: also this morning, former boston mayor may flynn recovering after his car goes crashing into a house. 7's nicole oliverio is live in south where it happened. nicole, it sounds like the former mayor is trying to explain what happened here. >> nicole: it sounds like he had a health scare. he says he passed out moments before he crashed through that building. former boston mayor ray flynn thankful no one was hurt when he crashed an s.u.v. through his neighbor's basement wall. >> it was like something had
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it's basement level. a couple officers indicated he lost control of the vehicle, which is understandable. it's a pretty narrow passage. there. >> nicole: mayor flynn now explain what happened. in statement he said, "while parking my car in the street, i got weak and completely passed out. minutes later i woke up, but my car unfortunately had crashed into another house on my street." pictures taken from the scene show the damage, a car covered in debris and this home left with a gaping hole. hours later the home was boarded up, but people living here say they have to stay somewhere else. >> could be sol structural damage, so it's not safe for us to stay here. everyone is okay from what i know. the basement is kind of a mess and our stuff is kind of ruined. >> nicole: flynn served as mayor of boston from 1984 until '93 when he left the job to become the u.s. ambassador to the vatican under president bill clinton. mayor marty walsh says he is glad that flynn is okay.
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flynn family and to the mayor hopefully for a speedy recovery. >> nicole: the former mayor says he received a concussion and will undergo further testing but should be okay. live in south boston, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the suspect accused of hit manning in woburn and driving away with him still on the hood of his car is expected in court today. police arrested 29-year-old tyson delgado thursday after police got a tip that he was in a dorchester home. officers found him hiding underneath a bed. the hit-and-run crash was caught on camera. 65-year-old alfred pica was standing on a street corner wednesday when he was hit and then carried away. police say delgado was driving away from police at the time. pica and his wife are glad police arrested him. >> i'm going the sue him, i know, that because i don't think i'm ever going to be right again. >> the more i see him hit him and throw him up on the car, it bothers me so much. so much.
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he could have killed him. >> sarah: pica suffered a broken leg and broken toes. delgado faces numerous charge, including leaving the scene of an accident and assault and battery on a police officer. >> christa: let's go to the race for the white house this morning. the next primary is set for south carolina. but wisconsin was the focus at least temporarily for the democrats. the hillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off on the debate stage, and this was for the first time since sanders' big win up in new hampshire. let's go to nancy chen with the highlights. >> hillary clinton had one goal last night, and that was to stop his momentum. the two went head to head on a wide range of topics, including the economy, health care and president obama. hillary clinton takes a page out of bernie sanders' playbook. >> we both agree that we have to get unaccountable money out of our political system and that we have to do much more to ensure that wall street never wrecks
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>> nancy: but she tried to portray sanders' plans on health care as unrealistic. >> that's a promise that cannot be kept. >> nancy: sanders made sure to >> well, secretary clinton, you're in the in the white house yet. >> nancy: he called clinton out on her stump speeches. >> secretary clinton has been bernie sanders wants to act. i have fought my entire life to make sure health care is a right we're not going to dismantle anything. moment of the night came when clinton accused sanders of policies. >> the kind of criticism that about our president i expect from republicans. i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> that is -- [applause] madam secretary, that is a low blow. last i heard, we lived in a democratic society.
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senator had the right to disagree with the president, including a president who has done such an extraordinary job. >> nancy: meantime, the republicans are getting ready for their debate in south carolina. that is going to be tomorrow night. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: meantime republican front-runner donald trump sounding off after coming under fire for his choice of words on the campaign trail. >> i won't use foul language. i'm just not going to do it. >> do it, do it! >> they're all saying, "do it, do it." no. i'm not. even if it's in the a bad words, kill me. i won't do it. i'll never do it again actually. and i'll never even copy say. all right. >> christa: at a recent focus group, ten south carolina voters were shown clips of trump making off-color remarks. several members of the group flinched and others gasped at
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also former president george w. bush will be hitting the campaign trail for the first time with his brother jeb coming up next week. the two will appear at a campaign rally in south carolina. jeb is making one final push ahead of next republican primary hoping that his brother's appearance will help boost support after disappointing performances in iowa and new hampshire. >> sarah: still ahead, a lawrence mother demanding answers after her four-year-old son is left with welts and bruises. what the shelter worker accused of abusing him is now saying. >> christa: and boston city leaders working to tackle the problem of gang violence. it's escalating in certain city neighborhoods. >> sarah: and we'll introduce you the today's class act. a seventh grader in acton is working to make life a little bit sweeter for those who have served our country. >> chris: frigid start on this friday morning. temperatures into the single digits. wind-chills below zero. cold throughout the day. less wind this afternoon. temperatures running into the lower 20s and then true arctic air with bitter cold wind-chill
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>> christa: bitter blast of arctic air we're seeing today. look at. this these are homes caked in ice in scranton. what happened here? a water main busted and it sent water shooting into the sky. this is what was left behind, ice coating sidewalks and power lines. in fact, one homeowner couldn't turn on his heat because ice was blocking his chimney. >> sarah: oh, my goodness. if you step outside this weekend, a lot of people may have valentine's day plan, but it's going to be so bitterly cold, dangerously cold. >> andy: i think a lot of people will start sprinting from the car into the restaurant. you'll probably want the limit how much time you spend outside saturday night into sunday.
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air moves in. 8 degrees in boston. 1 in worcester. don't want to skip by this morning's cold in the forecast. certainly plenty of that in place. minus 8 in the city of boston. minus 15 in worcester. nice and quiet today. sunshine this morning. more clouds this afternoon. there's aties tur bans working across the ohio valley, tennessee valley. that will skirt out to sea. there will be enough moisture starting at 9:00, 10:00 tonight. patchy light know breaking out into southeastern mass into tomorrow morning. this goes through tomorrow morning. there will also with scattered snow showers and maybe a snow squall that works on through. i think in the boston metro area, there might be a coating to an inch in spots with snow not all this widespread. 1 to 3 inches across the cape. the best chance of seeing 3, get out to provincetown and chatham. i think there will be some enhancement tomorrow morning as the cold air tarts to work on in and that colder air over the ocean waters. take a will be across the country. not a whole lot going on in terms of big storms. and usually we're talking about weather coming in from the west, but the weather coming in from the north as we get into the
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today. cold and breezy this morning, but the breeze slackens this afternoon. temperatures bouncing back into the lower 20s. back into the teens tonight. mostly cloudy skies and a little bit of patchy light snow developing late, especially across southeastern mass, down islands. we'll have snow tomorrow morning through the cape and the islands. temperatures dropping tomorrow afternoon as the winds increase. we'll go from about 19 at lunchtime back to about 9 degrees by sunset. so here comes the cold that comes charging in by 7:00 p.m. sarah is talking about dinner reservations. here's what to expect saturday. 6 degrees for the air temperature. minus 14 fur the wind-chill. we can't that trend down overnight. on average close to about minus 5 temperature-wise by sunday morning. and look at the wind-chill by sunday morning. really saturday night by 10:00 p.m. through about sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. minus 20 to minus 25 in boston. minus 25 to 30 out through
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close to a record? yes, indeed. minus 3 good enough to tie the record set back in 1934 in boston. temperature-wise minus 11 in the city. despite all of this cold air, we're talking about a storm system that starts with a little snow and freezing rain going >> sarah: all right. let's go to fast track traffic now with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. happy friday. here's a look at our chopper flying over. traffic flowing good so far this morning. go to the maps now. we had an earlier disabled vehicle in the expressway. that's cleared still from braintree to boston. 22 minutes. northbound on the expressway, some slowing on route 3 as you approach the braintree split, as well. route 24 and 95 looking good so far this morning. green. so no delays to tell you about there. ed 93 southbound, we also had an acident in woburn. that's clearedful still slow and go from 495 over 128 and into boston on 93 southbound. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head
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24 minutes on the expressway into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 9 the southbound, 128 to the zakm bridge 13 minutes. and if you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. ism all right. this morning we're excited to introduce you to a standout student from actor. >> christa: he's a seventh grader, and he came up with a way the brighten the lives of local veteran, so he's this week's class act. how is it going? hi. thanks for letting me interrupt. so i'm here today because every week we do an amazing segment. it's called "class act." i hope that all of you will give a huge round of applause to bobby sweet. [applause] yeah. over the past year, bobby sweet has made it his mission to give back to those who have served our country. >> my two grandfathers served and two of my cousins served. no the seventh grader at r.j. gray junior high in acton took a cue from his last
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deliver something sweet to the veterans hospital in massachusetts. >> we collect candy and deliver it to the v.a. >> christa: sweets for soldiers started last year as a school project. but sweet didn't stop when the final bell rang. >> he took this hypothetical class project and turned it into an action project to serve others, which i think is incredibly impressive. >> christa: since then the campaign has expanded. >> what started as a candy drive last valentine's day turned into a hygiene drive this summer with the help of his older brother. he did it again for veterans day this past november. and now he's getting it going again for valentine's day. >> christa: and sweet says he's not looking to stop any time soon. >> hopefully most of my life until i can't really anymore. but as long as i can pretty much. just keep helping. i hope it grows bigger. get more people involved. >> christa: he's just a charming young man. and he's so young. he hasn't been able to personally, we should mention, deliver the candy to the
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when he gets a little older, he'll have chance to meet some of the vets he's helped out. >> christa: if you know a student between sixth and 12th grade doing something outstanding in school and sports or their community, please until indicate them online at whdh.com. >> christa: still ahead, uber paying out millions to settle two lawsuits. how much of a cut will customers get, though? >> sarah: then proof that einstein is ahead of his time. how mit scientists helped finally prove his hundred-year-old theory. >> christa: and you won't see this too often, what has patrice bernlgon dropping his gloves?
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>> chris: 6:23 on this friday. frigid start to the day. 6 in plymouth. 1 in worcester. wind-chill barriers running minus l to minus 15 from boston out through worcester.
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issue this morning, at least gusty and then calm down a little bit this afternoon. so it's a cold day overall. a little light snow, especially across southeastern mass down through the cape and the islands. overnight into very early tomorrow. and then the bitter wind takes over. that 19 tomorrow, that's around lunchtime, then we fall off a cliff. later in the day and overnight, wind-chills minus 20 to minus 35 saturday night into sunday morning. talk more on that forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with alex recordry. >> alex: trying to forget getting hammered 9-2 by the kings, the bruins starting their six-game road trip in winnipeg. it might be just what the doctor ordered as the b's have the second best road record in the conference. patrice bergeron scored first point of the game and got into his second regular-season fight of his career with blake wheeler. the bruins get a big road win,
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dave dombrowski going behind enemy lines last night, speaking in the big apple alongside yankees' gm brian cashman at a round table event called a conversation with rival baseball clubs. the red sox boss didn't need much of an introduction to this blood feud. >> it doesn't really even take being with the red sox because when you're in baseball and you've been in it as long as i have. the yankee-red sox rivalry is one that comes out on top all the time. there are only probably a couple other in baseball even worth mentioning in the same breath. i'm thrilled to be part of it. it's a situation, when you're in boston, you know it takes the extra edge when you tart talking about clubs you're going to play and you tart talking about playing the yankees, there's a different tone in people's voice. all-star weekend kicks off tonight in toronto with marcus smart taking part in the league's rising star challenge. >> christa: all right. pearl jam fans, get you wallets ready. tickets for their summer concert at fenway going on sale today at noon. the concert coming up beginning of august.
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in massachusetts since 2013. >> sarah: still ahead, new from overnight, the first public appearance for lamar odom since being in a coma. the high-profile event he attended with his family. >> christa: also the american territory that could be the hot spot for the zika virus as more u.s. olympic athletes voice concern about the games in brazil. >> a music video and zero gravity not as easy as it looks. the sicning experience for these
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>> christa: a bitter cold blast hitting new england. temperatures making a record run over the weekend. >> when i saw the welt, i lost it. >> sarah: a mother angry after her four-year-old boy was allegedly abused at a shelter where they sought help. what the man accused is saying. >> christa: voicing concern. hoe local leaders are promising to keep students safe from
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>> sarah: plus a violent attack inside a restaurant. >> it started systematically just hitting people with whatever, with a machete. >> christa: how police stopped a machete-wielding man on a rampage. >> christa: and the local connection to a major scientific discovery. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good friday morning, everybody. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. get ready to feel the freeze out there this morning. we're not joking around. we'll want to bundle up as you head out the door. live look in boston. it's coal. it's getting colder over the weekend. meteorologist chris lambert is here. we cannot forget about the wind either. >> chris: no, wind-chill factors below zero from boston to worcester. as cold as it feels this morning, it will feel about 20 degrees colder by sunday morning, in fact, wind-chill warning in place boston, worcester, anywhere you see this light shading of blue saturday afternoon into sunday morning. here comes the cold out of hudson bay. it will charge right throu quebec and ontario into new england over the weekend.
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to fall to minus 20 to minus 30, even minus 35 in the worcester hills. actual air temperatures 0 to 10 below. below in boston. that would be good enough to tie a record. i think we'll be close to 10 or 11 below in worcester, which would also tie a record if we hit minus 11 in the city of worcester. 1 in worcester. 8 in boston. factor in the wind and the wind-chill is minus 8 in the city of boston. minus 8 in wedford. minus 15 in worcester. cold start this morning. the wind not quite as strong this afternoon. the breeze subsides a little bit all in all this afternoon, not terribly cold, but we will get into that terribly cold saturday night into sunday morning. more on that forecast coming up. no chris has officially dubbed it siberia saturday. danielle, how about traffic this morning. >> danielle: it's looking good out there actually. here's a look at the expressway northbound. typical slow and go, but in mange ibs december to report. from braintree into boston, that drive, well, hold on. i'm one ahead. it's 26 minutes.
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split. the pike from framingham into boston, mostly green. that's looking good. heading into town on 93 southbound from 495 over 128 into boston, slow and go, but mainly you're hitting the brakes as you head into somerville. route 1 looking good this morning. take a look at those drive times out the door. 24 minutes on the expressway from braintree to boston. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. that drive 21 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the day's top stories. a school bus driver in dudley is behind bars, accused of driving drunk with students on board. police say 42-year-old scott poirier crashed into a utility pole thursday afternoon. none of the 11 middle school students on board were hurt. he's charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment. he's due in court later today. former mayor ray flynn is recovering after crashing his car into a house near his home
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flynn suffered a concussion. the 76-year-old says he blacked out before crashing into the place. crews boarded up the hole, but the people who live in the home have to stay somewhere else as the building may have suffered structural damage. and the suspect who is accused of hit manning in woburn and driving away while the victim was still on the hood is expected in court today. officers arrested 29-year-old tyson delgado thursday after they received a tip that he was in a dorchester home. the victim, 65-year-old alfred pica, suffered a broken ankle. >> christa: new this morning, boston's mayor and police commissioner addressing community concerns act gang violence. parents in east boston all turned out the hear the city's plans to protect their neighborhood and their children. let's go to 7's nancy chen with more on the meeting. nancy? >> sarah: christa, this meeting was held in east boston high. mayor walsh pledging to protect people who live in that area. >> sarah: i know the last few
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the neighborhood. >> mayor walsh acknowledging that gang violence is a problem. since september, there have been several murders in east boston, there was also a shooting in broad daylight at the maverick just two weeks ago federal authorities arrested dozens of alleged members of a street gang known as ms13 on charges including murder and drug trafficking. the arrests raised concerns that gang recruitment was going on inside the high school, but boston's police commissioner says he's focused on what's happening outside the school building. >> we have to also get to the playgrounds and the soccer fields, because i'm hearing that's where some of the kids might feel intimidated or the pressure is on them to join gangs. >> nancy: the district attorney believes there are 50 to 100 kids in east boston currently considering whether to join ms13 and says people in the community need to be aware of what's happening.
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you might say to dwrowrs, but i don't want to get in the middle of that. i don't want to be involved with that. that's where you pick up the phone and call the police, and that's where those gang unit officers can step in. >> nancy: and mayor walsh also pointed to programs provided by the city, including operation exit, which allows former gang members to get on path toward finding a job. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: man who used to work at a shelter for homeless families is facing charges after he hit and dragged an autistic four-year-old boy who had been staying at the shelter. officers say this picture shows a large welt left on the back of adrian valentin after the alleged assault. police arrested 40-year-old raphael abreu-prado on saturday. valentin's mother says she can barely contain her anger. >> there was no reason for him to hit my child at all. i need some answers. i need somebody to, you know, not only get me out of here and get my son out of here, but this is not obviously a safe place for us. >> sarah: abreu-prado faces
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he's out on bail, but he no longer works at that shelter. >> christa: a convicted drug dealer accused of shooting a boston police officer in dorchester last month is headed back to court today. police say 28-year-old grant headley shot an officer in the leg last month when the drug unit pulled over his vehicle. the officer was not seriously hurt. headley faces several charge, including facing armed assault with intent to murder. the driver of a school van accused of a deadly hilt run crash in dorchester last month will face a judge today, as well. police say 34-year-old melissa going. he was pronounced dead at the scene. police found the van about a mile away. when digit telling police he was adjusting the heat and pulling down the visor at the time of the crash. >> sarah: an mit professor is among the group of scientists to prove einstein's theory of real difficult. they finally detected gravitational waves rippling across the universe, something albert einstein predicted a century ago. the waves come from two black holes colliding to become one.
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ripple effect spreading water when you drop a rock, except these collisions are so huge they can shake the fabric of space time. scientists say it's a landmark discovery. >> christa: and all of these years later with all of our technology, it took us all of that to move what he did 100 years ago. he knew what he was talking about. okay. 6:37. new from overnight, lamar odom showing he's recovering from his `drug overdose. a big night out in the spotlight. >> sarah: police officers playing the role of babysitter during one traffic stop. and their story has gone viral. >> christa: and what may be the coolest music video ever from zero gravity when we come back. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy friday to you. no major incidents or accidents to tell you about on the roads. just a she drive on the expressway from braintree to boston. that's half hour. if you're taking "t" this
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>> sarah: trend today, lamar odom making his first public experience since being in the hospital. kim kardashian posted this picture of the entire crew at madison square garden.
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nevada brothel back in october. >> christa: a british production company facing charges for a galactic crime. here's the story. you remember when harrison ford broke his leg on set. he was filming the new star wars movie? now british health and safety authorities say the company violated workplace safety laws. suddenly fell. that's what pinned his leg. he also had to have surgery and he missed weeks of shooting because of it. interesting. >> sarah: this is so cool. ok go releasing their new music video. the band shot the video on an airplane while it was playing the over russia at zero gravity. you can see them spin and float all over the cabin in a choreographed dance, also impressive. the video was shot in a single take. no green screens involved, however, we hear the band did get sick several times on the flight. so even though it was... >> christa: gee, i wonder why.
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one take, it must be multiple times to get that one take. >> christa: i wouldn't looking forward to getting sick a total of 58 time, if you like that amount of information. 6:41. know and go is coming your way. fire & ice in norton as flames tear through a family's home, leaving them out in the cold. >> reporter: coming up, a bus driver accused of being cold and putting kids in danger. >> sarah: plus donald trump promising to clean up his act on the road. >> they're all saying, "do it.
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>> it's 6:45. time to know and go. >> sarah: a bitter blast for the weekend. wind chills reaching dangerous lows. >> reporter: a bus driver accused of being drunk and putting kids in danger. >> reporter: what former mayor ray flynn says happened moments before he crashed his car through a house. >> nancy: and why president obama was in a middle of a fight between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> sarah: time to know and go. >> christa: just doing this. keeping my hands warm on this arctic day, chris. >> chris: do what you have to do the stay warm. good morning, everyone. 8 in boston. 1 in worcester. 6 in plymouth. wind-chill factor of minus 8 in the city. minus 15 in worcester. even in the studio where it's nice and warm. you just think about the cold
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shiver. sunshine to partly cloudy skies. 20s. the breeze this morning dies down a little bit this afternoon. this storm system, the bulk of it days off shore. we may clip the cape. 1 to 3 inches of snow in the evening into term morning hours of tomorrow. best chance for a few inches of snow chatham over the nantucket. coating to an inch in spots through the rest of southeastern mass. there may be a little patchy light snow or a couple snow showers into tomorrow morning from metro west, but not all towns expecting minor accumulation. cold blast arriving for the weekend. we're talking about real cold air, close to record cold in the city of boston. minus 3 the temperature sunday morning. minus 11 in worcester and a lot of the suburbs between minus 5 and minus 10. not only do we have the cold air, but you have the combination of the cold and a gusty wind. and that's just adding to the wind-chill factors. it will feel more like minus 26 sunday morning in boston. minus 32 in worcester. and once you start getting close
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frostbite within ten minutes. so if you're going to be outdoors for any length of time, spending a lot of time outside late saturday night into sunday morning, please cover the exposed skin. ten minutes is all it takes in minus 30-degree wind-chill factors. now, worcester and boston i think will be pretty much right on top of the record for the day at minus 3 and minus 11 temperature-wide. 7 on 7 forecast beginning to lose some of the wind and the chill by the time we get into sunday afternoon, although still cold outside with temperatures in the lower to middle teens. the wind not quite as strong. monday we do do better by this afternoon. upper 20s to near 30. believe it or not, despite all of this cold air, we're talking about a storm that's going to have a brief period of snow over to freezing rain and then mainly rain on tuesday as temperatures warm well into the 40s. >> sarah: all right. new from overnight, firefighters in norton battling the elements as flames increase here. the freezing conditions turning water into ice.
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perry avenue were able to get out safely. no one was hurt, and the red cross is helping them find a place warm to stay. all right. switching gears now to fast track traffic. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyonen happy friday to you. let's head outside. the expressway, the slow drive from braintree to boston, go to the maps. a lot of red on the expressway northbound, it's about half an hour. south of town on route 3, approaching the braintree split, we have some slowing, as well. route 24 looks good on 95. you're slowing as you approach 128 there. the pike from framingham into boston, no major issues to tell you about. heading into town on 93 southbound, from 4895 to 128, you're fine. and then you're starting to slow as you approach boston and head into somerville. route 1 looking good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 26 minutes from braintree to boston expressway. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. just 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 21 minutes. if you're taking "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys.
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bus driver from dudley is behind bars, accused of being drunk on the job. ism children were on board when the driver crashed his bus. luckily no one was hurt. 7's john cuomo live in dudley with more on this story. >> john: that bus driver will be here in court later today. police say that bus driver was drunk behind the wheel with students on the bus when he hit a utility pole. thankfully none of the students were hurt, but 42-year-old scott poirier is charged with driving the school bus under the influence and child endangerment. it happened around 3:00 p.m. on hayden pond road in dudley. 11 middle school students were on on the bus. again, they're ox. another bus had to pick them up. once again, that driver will be here in court for those charges later today. live in dudley, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: former mayor ray flynn is recovering after crashing his car into a house near his home in south boston. flynn suffered a concussion. the 76-year-old says he was driving home from the gym and
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into the basement wall of a home on flint place. crews boarded up the hole, but the people who live in the home have to stay somewhere else as the building may have suffered structural damage. flynn released a statement saying last night, "while parking my car on my street, i got weak and completely passed out. minutes later i woke up, but my car unfortunately had crashed into another house on my street. flynn added he was thankful that no one was hurt. >> christa: the suspect accused of hitting a man in woburn and then driving away with him still on the hood is expected in court today. police arrested 29 qoaldz tyson del delgado thursday after they received a tim he was inside a home in dorchester. officers say they found him hiding under a bed. the hit-and-run was caught on camera. we showed it to you this time yesterday. 65-year-old donte alfred pica was wednesday. that's when he was hit and carried away. police say delgado was driving away from police at the time. meantime, pica suffered a
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he says he plans to sue delgado. police say delgado is facing several charges including leaving the scene of an accident and assault and battery on a police officer. >> sarah: in the race for the white house, hillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off on the debate stage for the first time since sanders big win in the new hampshire primary. 7's nancy chen is here now with more. >> nancy: sarah, things got heated when hillary clinton policy. >> the kind of criticism that we've heard from senator sanders about our president i expect from republicans, i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> that is... [applause] madam secretary, that is a low blow. last i heard, we lived in a democratic society. last i heard, a united states senator had the right to disagree with the president,
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done such an extraordinary job. >> nancy: meantime, donald trump promising to keep his speeches clean from now on. >> i won't use foul language. i'm just not going to do it. >> do it. >> they're all saying, "do it. do it." no. i'm not. >> nancy: this also comes as the trump campaign made the decision to pull down a negative ad targeting ted cruz in south carolina with the "wall street journal" saying it appears trump's more positive-focused tone seemed to connect with voters in new hampshire, and the republicans will debate in south carolina tomorrow night. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the rolling stones don't want donald trump to get any satisfaction from their music. trump has used some of the band's songs during recent campaign events, but according to the daily beast, a spokeswoman for the rolling stones says they never gave trump permission to use the music. earlier this month adele made a similar statement after trump started using her songs at events. >> christa: four people were
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night after man attacked them with a machete inside a restaurant. this was in columbus, ohio. the suspect ran from the restaurant but was later confronted and shot by officers. police say some of the employees remember the man coming into the restaurant earlier in the evening talking to an employee and then leaving before coming back armed with that machete. >> man came in and started beating up on the man. and i thought it was personal. then he just started down the row hitting everybody with something. i don't know what. people were bleeding. >> christa: right now police are still searching for a motive behind the attack. >> sarah: the head of the centers for disease control is warping pregnant women to hold off on traveling to puerto rico because of the zika virus. there are 19 killer cases of the mosquito-borne virus on the island. health officials have asked for emergency funding from congress to battle the outbreak. meantime, more u.s. olympic athletes are voicing concern
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held in rio. >> it's a concern. hopefully we'll be able to take all the right measures so that everything will be okay. >> it is something to be aware of and to research. but i do think that it's not going to affect most of the athletes. >> sarah: the good news is when the rio games begin, it will be the winter in brazil, so there should be fewer mosquitoes. >> christa: uber is paying $28 million to settle a lawsuit for misleading customers about its safety procedures and fees. this is a class action lawsuit. it applies to millions of riders who use the service from january in 2013 to january of this year. uber charged a fee per trip for what it called background checks on drivers, however, uber does not do the kind of fingerprint checks required of taxi drivers. officers out in new mexico caring for children on the side of the road after arresting their father for drunk driving.
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hungry, so some of the officers were able to get them fast food for the two and five year old. another officer bottle fed the two-month-old. they say they also tried to shield the kids from seeing their father getting arrested so they didn't think of cops as the bad guys. >> it was really hard to be professional when we have such strong opinions about the morality of the situation. we really tried to keep it together for the welfare of the kids and really try and be happy with them and really try to give them a secure feeling. >> christa: on top of feeding the children, the officers changed diapers, as well. >> the wind is whipping, but she has to mix it up. she can't repeat what she did in her first run. goes, yes, knocks it out. >> sarah: julian marino won the big air division of last night's snowboarding event. it aired on nbc sports. tonight skiers will get chance to show off their skills on a
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it's hard to make the green monster look small, but this definitely does. >> christa: oh, it is worth it. if you're heading out to see, that chris, bundle up. it's going to be subzero out there. >> chris: you know what, the wind later tonight not as strong as last night, so we have that going for us. temperatures overall running about 18to 20 this evening. catch some of that action after work tonight. sunny the partly cloudy skies. it's cold this morning. wind-chill factor minus 8 in the city of boston. we'll bounce up temperature-wise in the lower to middle 20s. then back down saturday night into sunday morning. lows in the negative side. wind chills minus 20 to minus 30. >> christa: all right. before we go, we want the pass along some breaking news coming to us from logan airport this morning. a jetblue flight reportedly has been hit by an unattended van. the captain telling passengers the plane suffered dang and passengers will have to be moved to a new jet, and the flight 89 91 was set to take off for tampa at 6:45. no one hurt. that's the good news.
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that's going to do it for us. ism we'll see you back here at 9:00.
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good morning. cuddle up. valentine's day weekend off to a bone-chilling start. 19 in d.c. 16 in new york. 8 in boston. if you think that's cold, al says, just wait. standing by herrmann man. hillary clinton comes to the president's defense during the debate. >> the kind of criticism we've heard from senator sanders about our president i expect from republicans, i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> madame secretary, that is a low blow. >> will that strategy help or
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