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>> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor. >> the supreme court justice antonn scalia found dead in texas. president obama already making plans to fill his vacant seat. >> plus crews working around the clock inspecting manholes and making sure to have a deadly drive on the highway doesn' t happen again. >> anchor: and a robbery gone wrong. it' all caught on camera when a craigslist exchange takes a dangerous turn. the victim fights back. >> anchor: first at 11, we are following breaking news. the supreme court justice antonin scalia has died and president obama already announcing his plans to fill his spot. >> anchor: the u.s. marshal service in washington confirming this move earlier tonight. the 79- year- old was appointed by president ronald reagan almost 3 decades ago. >> anchor: now leaders in
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figurute what happened next. now the details. >> reporter: antonin scalia was apparently in good health and consequences. >> do solemnly swear. >> the first italian american justice was put on the supreme court in 1986 by president ronald reagan. he was confirmed unanimously 98- 0 after telling senators he had no plans to reshape the law. >> i' m not going onto the court with a list of things that i want to do. my only agenda is to be a good judge. >> reporter: once there scalia became one of the most outspoken conservatives and the author of fiery defense including on roev. wade. he declared rights the founding fathers never intended. >> abortion, homosexual, they never thought they had been included in the rights contained in the bill of rights. >> he also wrote the ruling says it guarantees an individual' s right to own a firearm. the court' s most important gun case ever. >> i like thinking about the
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right answer to legal problems. and it' s sort of the top of the heap for a lawyer who has those interests. >> reporter: reaction to the 79- year- old' s death garnering attention across the country. >> he would find it probably hard to believe i would say this, but i liked justice scalia because he never pretended to believe something he didn' t. he never pretended to be anything he wasn' t. >> brilliant legal mind more than energetic style. incisive wit. and colorful opinions. >> reporter: president obama now faced with the unexpected and consequential task of making his third nomination to the highest court. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional spments to nominate a successor in due time. there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. >> reporter: republicans are in charge of the senate confirmation process and no
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court could shift away from the conservative majority with only months left in the president' s term. on sunday night mitch motor vehicle connell says this court vacancy should not be filled until a new president is elected. and the circumstances surrounding scalia' s death were not immediately confirmed. in the newsroom, john cocoa, 7 news night team. >> anchor: changing gears now to the bitter blast across new england. the temperatures taking a dangerous drop expected to last through the rest of the weekend. the weather coming with some serious warnings about stepping outside. here' s meteorologist bri eggers with the check of the forecast. bri? >> reporter: the temperatures keep going down sitting at - 1 in boston. - 8 in worcester. these are the air temperatures. what does it feel like? look at these numbers. - 33 in worcester. this is the dangerous cold and the winds still bringing in the very cold air and oozing it in with the arctic blasts that we' re expecting through tomorrow. and that also blows away the layer of heat.
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skin so make sure it is covered. if you have to go outside tonight, that' s why this wind chill warning is in effect through noon tomorrow for most of the bay state. the wind chill advisory for cape cod and the islands and, again, through noon. the reason being with wind chills this cold, - 20 to even - 35 you can get frostbite in a matter of minutes. now a look at wind gusts still between 25- 35 mph. winds continue to crank through the night. so while we' re looking for our temperatures to bottom out tomorrow morning at these numbers, it will feel like these numbers that you see herement so dangerous cold sticking around through noon tomorrow and the highs top out around 10 but the winds will die down. we' ll get to that extended forecast coming up in just a few minutes. repall right, bri, thanks. with the deep freeze comes the serious warnings with temperatures hitting zero right now. the wind chills. that will give you hypothermia in no time at all. kelly o' hara is live in boston with more on the conditions out
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>> reporter: it is cold outside. hypothermia literally in seconds i can barely feel my toes right now. despite all the frigid temps we still found plenty of people inside tonight. >> i can' t feel my face. >> it' it' s really cold. it' s like biting cold. against your face. i feel like i need a face mask. m definitely hiding from the wind. s cold. very cold. and it' s ground zero and if you' re outside too long you can even get frost bite. >> i can' t take my hands out for more than 15 seconds and like sometimes it gets so cold to the point it kind of burns. >> reporter: emergency management is telling folks to limit their time outside and if you don' t have to go out, don' t. especially with the wind chills well below zero but not everyone has that option. >> it' s been brutal and really hard to keep the temptation down from taking an uber to work but that' s what i' m doing right now.
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people outside despite the weather. lots of people on boylston evening. folks seem to be rushing off to date night as valentine' weekend. except this guy who seemed to have the right idea with this winter weather. >> it' >> you' re only wearing a >> i know, i' m just grabbing food and coming back in the car. >> reporter: don' t want to be outside in the winter? >> reporter: today is the day you grab takeout and stay in the house. >> reporter: that guy has the right idea though. not everyone, unfortunately, can be so lucky. on a serious note, if you have to go outside, please dress warm because it can be scary with all the low temperatures. in boston tonight, kelly o' hara, 7 news night team. >> anchor: department of transportation crews wrapping up inspections of manholes on state highways 24 hours after a tragic accident on i- 93. a milton art teacher died on her way to work when a manhole cover came loose and hit her car.
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transportation says covers are inspected every 2 years and the last time this manhole was expected was june of 2014. >> we decided to send the highway crews out to inspect every single opening of any kind whether it' s a great or manhole cover and the electronic crate and whatever is out there with the metropolitan highway system roads and if you see anything you can do to shut it down. >> anchor: 919 structures were inspected and were fine. >> anchor: ahead of the south carolina primary, the gloves coming up in the gop debate and could mean a shakeup on the republican side. now the latest from the heated night in south carolina. >> reporter: 6 remaining from south carolina just hours after learning from the supreme court justice anthony scalia. keeping praise on the long- time conservative. >> he will go down as one of
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history of this republic. >> reporter: now with the unexpected court vacancy, many of the candidates are urging the senate to block president obama' s next appointment. >> the senate needs to stand strong and say we' re not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barack obama to make one more liberal appointee. >> reporter: while donald trump and ted cruz have been sniping at each other online and on air in new hampshire, it was trump and jeb bush who got in the most heated exchanges in the palmetto state. >> jeb is so wrong. jeb is absolutely - - (booing) - - just so you understand. you know what that is? that' s jeb' s special interests and lobbyists talking. >> vladimir putin is not going to be an ally of the united states. i' m sick and tired of him going after my family. while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe.
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down during your brother' s reign. repanalysts said marco rubio needed to bounce back but the florida senator disappeared from the discussion for long stretches until finally crashclashing with ted cruz over immigration. >> here' s the truth. ted cruz supported legalizing people in this country. and only now - - >> the first in the south primary a week away and the chance to solidify the positions were those trailing behind to gather some much- needed momentum. chris cologne, nbc news, new york. >> anchor: and still ahead from the night team - - >> anchor: a craigslist sale goes horribly wrong. the seller robbed at gunpoint
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this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? you'd rather use definitely. something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago. chevy expects volt drivers between fill ups. it's got every technology there is. the prius actually belongs on the table. >> anchor: robbery gone wrong all caught on camera.
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when a buyer pulls a gun on the seller. but then he takes matters into his own hands. >> reporter: he chases down and runs down the would- be robber. what was supposed to be a normal craigs list buy and sale did not end that way. the driver inside the suv, the guy knownas phil, the 39- year- old father of 3 who says he sells tennis shoes off his craigs list as a hobby and to provide for his family. he was just going to do that again but went hashy wrong. the man says the teenager you see walking there got into the suv and pulled a gun on him. but the gun jammed. the teen then grabbed the tennis shoes and took off. that might have been the end of this story but it becomes a little more complicated from there. the teen tried to catch a bus but the driver of the suv turned around and as you can see at the top of the screen, ran over that teenager. the teen losing an arm underneath the car. and in the aftermath, the teen with the adrenalin rush, ran off with only one arm and
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just a few blocks away. >> he' s at the 69 precinct and bringing them down to central booking. they' re going to arraign him on whatever charges but he' s working on getting a lawyer to hel them out. he' s there to support his family. >> anchor: so the teenager has been charged with theft and illegal possession of a weapon but the driver has been charged with attempted murder. >> reporter: we have to get to the frigid forecast. just how long dot temperatures stay this cold? and when are we expecting the next storm?
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>> a frigid forecast keeping a lot of people inside tonight and it feels like -
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just talking with my producer about the observation site up in washington where they recorded wind chills down to - 80 0. a at the time they took the reading it' s one of the 6 coldest spots on the globe. so we' re keeping all of this cold air for ourselves right now. it' s - 8 in worcester and - 1 in boston and what really matters is how it feels outside and this is where we' re talking dangerous cold. the winds are still kicking out of the west/northwest and taking the real feel down anywhere between - 25 to - 35 below zero and gets colder overnight tonight. the wind chill warning in effect for most of the bay state and the wind chill advisory for cape cod through the islands and through noon tomorrow and not even necessarily that we warm up tomorrow afternoon but see the winds die down. for now pretty feisty. 25- 35 mph gusts in most spots around the bay state. you' ve got this very shallow layer of heat just above your
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and when you get the wind going, it takes away that heat and that' s why we' re talking frost bite that can set in in a matter of minutes. we do have mostly clear skies for us right now but there is an exception as you get out onto the outer cape. that' s where we' re seeing light snow showers and some bands of ocean effect snow and that is not ideal at this moment but the difference between the water temperature at 40 and that is the case tonight with the isolated locations through the outer cape with the coating to possibly two inches of snow. here are the lows we' re in for tomorrow and it is very likely record breaking and this is what it feels like tomorrow morning. i said it before. if you' re training for the marathon or have something to get you outside tomorrow, really limit that time outside.
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cold and want to take it out. - 8 is the forecast low for tomorrow and that would shatter the record of - 3. 12 in worcester would shatter the record of - 11. the highs tomorrow not warming up a whole lot but the wind won' t be an issue in the afternoon and that will make a difference in how it feels outside and then the arctic air retreats and we get some milder air that pushes in for next week. around the same time that we see our next system. but it doesn' t get here very quickly so monday as we start to see the system roll into place, it could start out as snow, possibly even some sleet and freezing rain for us. you can see that pushing in around the time you' re headed home from work on monday. if you have work, it is a 3- day weekend for a lot of us and turning to all rain and a lot of wind for tuesday as well. dangerous cold overnight tonight and again, some light snow showers for the outer cape. here' s the look at the 7 on 7 forecast. watching for that next tour monday and tuesday and then cold returns and the next system next weekend.
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>> reporter: coming up next in 7 sports, the bruins back on the ice for day 2 of the 11- game radio road trip and will do so without the top players and the all- star night in the nba. the celtics have a rep in the nba dunk contest that may be
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>> reporter: the big bad bruins, the 2016 version is not.
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from the bruins and the rest of the league for that matter. but fighting still plays a role in the game. role enough so to have likely caused enough damage for patrice bergeron to miss against the wild. and picking up the slack for bergie and making it to marchant for the 4th short hander on the year. he continues to carry the team on his back with the team goal 12 games and 27 on the year. while tying it at 1 in the second, 30 seconds later the bruins answer and rushing up ice and working to give the go with daift posternocand puts it off the sliding and worth playing it back one more time and the wild winger nearly decapitated on the play and b' s up 2- 1 and puting it out of reach and getting loose in the breakaway and netting his 200th career goal and giving julian
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wildfiring the coach after the game. and the celtic staple unleashed it for the first time 25 years ago this week. d- brown pumping up the reeboks and throwing down in 1991. and then it' s the most unlikely all- star in nba history. isaiah thomas not in the contest and is an all- star and taking part in the skills challenge and isaiah making easy work and knocking out emmanuel in the first and then sets up the charles anthony coming down to the 3 point shot and the 6' 11" big man leaving thomas as the runner up. the main event with the slam dunk contest going down with my money. it' s the best ever. the reigning champ levine throwing down the show stopper with the behind the back alleyoop but eric gordon busting out the gimmicks and the mascot jumping over his head and kicking it between both legs. we' re going to the rare dunk
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3 dunkoffs and in the end just cannot deny levine. going between the legs from the free throw line. that is ridiculous. levine the back to back champ of the dunk contest. we' ll continue the hoop chat sunday night on sports xtra. the celtics owner going one- on- one in the nhl trade deadline approaching. will the bruins make a move? we' ll talk some baseball with dan seanessy as pitchers and catchers get set to report next weekment it' s all sunday night right here at 11:25 on 7 nbc. in college hockey, finishing the year without a loss is so rare it' s only happened once ever in the men' s game and just once in the women' s game. now this year boston college hopes to be the one without a 1 in the loss column. alex explains. >> reporter: if there' s one team that' s pruefp to be unstoppable this season, it' s top- ranked boston college. >> i think we have a complete team here up from, you know, the seniors down to the freshmen. i think that everybody' s been contributing this year.
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0 record, the eagles are flying high and looking for redemption. through 3 losses in 2015, it cost them championships. this season they' re looking to claim what fell out of their grasp a year ago. >> definitely trying to learn from our mistakes. we know things we didn' t do well last year. things to do better and be more focused and pay attention to detail. get better every single game. >> reporter: already accomplishing one goal this year, defeating north even 7- 0 for the bean pot title. now their sights are on the national championship. >> i think it would be a s been 10- to where it' s come now and to get that national championship would be an amazing feeling for our team. >> reporter: you can see in the raptors that b.c. has made the frozen 4 in 4 of the last 5 seasons but the eagles have yet to soar in the big stage. they believe they have what it takes to change that season that can lead to the first ever national championship.
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the first national championship for the women' s program. >> we have the players who can get the job done. whether it' s forechecking hard or scoring that big goal and even if your goal score isn' t scoring, someone else picks a goal who doesn' t normally score and isn' t like clicky and definitely championship material. >> weaving a path towards their ultimate goal. at boston college, alex, 7 sports. >> >> virginia visiting duke and just seconds left for the blue devils and it' s grayson allen playing the part of the hero and sending duke on to the win. taking on the play of the day and clay thompson with seth currey winning the nba 3 point
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>> anchor: that' s 7 news at 11. thanks for joining us. stay warm out there. >> anchor: you' ve been warned. bundle up if you go outside. melissa mccarthy is hosting saturday night live and musical guest kanye west. stay warm out there! captioning provided by: u.s. captioning comp have you guys been watching the primaries? >> yes. hillary got her but kicked in new hampshire. >> we're all still voting for her, right?

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