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we're following breaking news this morning. major delays for commuters right now. amtrak signals malfunctions and they are slowing down the commuter rail. >> flame won't through home in plymouth leaving one man dead. investigators are trying to find the cause. also a state lawmaker accused of breaking the laws. allegations that led the fbi to raid his office. >> good thursday morning everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> we'll have all your top stories in just a moment. let's go to chris lambert first for the forecast. good morning nancy and sarah. colder start today.
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31 in boston. 23 in worcester. 29 bedford. busy brees adding to the chill. winds about 15 miles per hour. we're dropping the windchill factor down into the teens. it feels like 11 in worcester. boston. sunshine. we'll hold on to that sunshine through the afternoon. some clouds making their way back toward the cape and island even a late day snow showers orrening snow showers across the cape. 34 the best we can do in the city of boston. lots of low-to-mid 30s through the south shore. up into southern 1/21/2 this afternoon. and upper 20s through the worcester hills. hard time warming up much from where we are right now. it's just a pattern that we're in for the day with the breeze and again more clouds down through the cape can't rule out a passing snow shower or two this afternoon into the evening. especially across the outer cape. we'll take a look at the weekend forecast coming up in a bit. back to breaking news.
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traveling in and out of south station. amtrak signal causing problems on the commuter rail. victoria warren is live with the latest. >> back here the commute year line can't go past that. these two train right here stop because they cannot continue on to south station because of this signal problem. we have got pretty much an empty scene at south station right now. it should be filled with passengers at this hour. but nobody is arriving at south station. because of this signal problem with amtrak essentially on the commuter line trains and passengers having to divert to other stations. it's been suggested that they get off at forest hills. we got some pictures that one passenger shared with us. he estimates that thousands of people were literally waiting on platforms to transfer from
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destination. he thinks he will get there much quicker than that. sky 7 above the commuter train just hitting on the tracks as amtrak is working on this signal problem. hoping to get service restored. a short time ago we spoke with frank depala from the department of transportation. we asked him what they are suggesting passengers should do. >> if they take -- if they have to or are taking the commuter rail i ask for their patience. because they will have to transfer at outer lying point. and use the transit service for the rest of their trip in. if they have a choice and they can go either directly to transit or some other mode such as bus, i would request that they choose another mode for today. >> if you're a commuter and riding the franklin or fair month line those are still getting in.
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are being diverted because of this signal problem that amtrak continues to work on. add to that there was a disabled red line train earlier this morning causing severe delays on the red line. the t tells us that problem has been revolved. and amtrak at this point doesn't have any idea when that signal problem will be repaired. live from back bay. victoria warren 7news "today in new england." now for more on that let's send it over to danielle gersh for fast track traffic. avoid south station. as far as the t the red line delays the severe delays were northbound and southbound and those were due to disabled train. viewer tweeted me and told me it took her one hour to get from station. let's head outside. your drive not looking as bad. traffic the moving. from brain tree to boston on the expressway northbound that drive 26 minutes. you're really starting to slowdown around adams street
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route 3 and 24 some slowing as south of town. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston mostly green you're starting to hit the brakes after you crossover 128. 93 southbound fine 495 to 128 boston. route one not looking too bad. deadly fire. a 64-year-old man died when flames tore through a home on ellisville road. nicole oliverio is live on the nicole? >> sarah, we can tell you firefighters are still here even though the fire is out. investigators are still trying to find a cause. >> a fiery orange glow lights up the dark night sky as huge flames pour from this plymouth home. firefighters arrive knowing someone may be trapped inside but any chance at a rescue came too late. the man who lived here died.
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way of his home. neighbor whose watched realized their worst fears came true. it was just awful. because the fire kept going and going and going. and you know we were unsure for a long time who was in there. when we found out there was someone in it. it was very upsetting and we feel very bad for the family. neighbors say the man lived here with his wife and she was away on vacation in the fire night. >> my daughter-in-law actually called 911. they heard -- there was some kind of an explosion. they heard the explosion and then they immediately saw the fire. firefighter raised to put out the flames that consumed the three-story waterfront home. friends. they were really nice people and
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oriented and very much community oriented people they helped where they could. now it's our turn to help them. >> the district attorney said this home is a total loss. damage estimated about 800,000. and even though they don't know exactly what the cause is its not suspicious. live in plymouth. nicole oliverio. 7news "today in new england." a lawmaker accused of being on the wrong side of the law. the fbi raiding the office of state senator brian joyce. john cocoa live with the allegations against joyce. good morning to you, john. >> he's not at the statehouse he works here at his law office. officials raided the office yesterday why some of the constituents watched. wednesday night the fbi and irs continued to take boxes out of
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they raided it as part of the federal allegation for the lawmaker. it's not the tip of the iegber. it's an iceberg. they have the eyes on the senator for quite sometime. there were allegations around pressuring people to give business to his law firm. there was a long history of taking goods and services particularly dry cleaning. on the state level campaign a and political launched an investigation into the senator and found he used campaign funds to pay for graduation party at his home and to lease a car for two years. they say he remedy those issue by making a donation to a charity or reimbursing the money. now the fed step in governor said it's worth a closer look. >> all of us in public life take the fact that we have to play by the rules seriously. ist troubled by some of the issue that were raised
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>> the state republican chair is demanding that joyce step down. live in canton. john cocoa, 7news "today in new england." lawyers more marathon bomber asked to step down. trial attorneys say they want to be replaced due in part the time and money required to travel to and from colorado. that's where tsarnaev is held at the super max prison. it's uncommon for this to happen in death penalty cases and one lawmaker lawyer will stay on to help aid the transition. the mother who had been living in the house of squaller in black stone will face murder charges. a judge refusing to dismiss two murder charges against erika murray. she is charged in the death of two newborns whose body were found inside the home in september of 2014. murray's lawyer claimed autopsies did not prove the baby were alive when they were born. police say the body of third baby was in the house. the second suspect charged with stealing remains from a cemetery in worcester is being
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police in connecticut arrested felix delgado. they found two sets of ask skeletal remains in his home. another suspect has been charge in connection with the case. >> now to update to race in white house. donald trump isn't leading the pack in national poll. cruz has 28% of the vote. trump with 26. marco rubio and kasich tied with 7. and ben carson with 10. this come as republicans continue to fight for as much support as possible in south carolina. dualing town hall meeting. dualing g.o.p. candidates. donald trump answered frank questions in south carolina and
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>> jeb bush would disagree. jeb bush -- jeb is a sad case. it's sad. >> there you go again. >> for the first time a national poll puts trump in second place. new numbers from nbc and the "wall street journal" put rival ted cruz ahead with 28% to trump's 26%. look it feels fantastic. what we're really seeing we're seeing that old reagan coalition come together. >> rubio rounding out the top three of that poll with 17%. at the town hall meeting he was at he had quick answered when asked about calling ted cruz a liar. >> i said he's been lying if you say something that isn't true there's no other word for it. rubio picked up key endorsement. governor nikki haley. >> ladies and gentlemen if we elect rubio rubio every day will be a great day in america. her choice a blow to jeb bush
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primary to boost his standing. i'm disappointed. she's a great person. >> donald trump jeb bush and john kasich will attend a town hall on cnn tonight. the democrats focus on their caucus in nevada and have a caucus tonight. a new national pal poll from quinnipiac university shows the race tightening. 44 for clinton. still ahead on "today in new england" a new cell phone fresh out of the box wouldn't work and the company wouldn't give a refund. see how solve it 7 gets it back. record-breaking cold last weekend. this weekend temperature close to 50 degrees. the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done.
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31 degrees in the city of boston. 23 in worcester. wind about 15 miles per hour. it's colder dayover all. the breeze adding to that chill dropping the windchill factors down into the teens and lower 20s. feels more like 20 degrees in boston right now. 11 in worcester. 24 plymouth. not much change temperature wise throughout the day. not much change sky coverwise as well. we'll keep a lot of sunshine. there may be some clouds that drift in. close to coastline. more specifically expecting more clouds down through cape and island this afternoon. as we have a little bit of ocean effect cloud cover backing on in. perhaps even the snow shower or two toward nantucket. don't expect much out of it. you can see from boston west more sunshine than anything else. as we go through the overnight hours to night should say through the day today clear skies or in the overnight hours tonight. too bad we can't get sunshine. taking a look at forecast tomorrow. we'll get back into sunshine. although more clouds increasing in the afternoon.
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night late in the evening. couple of scattered snow showers easternly transitioning to sleet pellets and rain showers. thanks to milder air working back in. here's your northwest breeze for the day. about 15 to 20 miles per hour. occasionally gusting 25 to even close to 30. overall tomorrow we'll see the wind die down lighter wind on friday and temperature on friday a few degrees warmer. 29 to 35. day. 29 in worcester hills to about 32 to 34 in boston area. 35 south of the city. cool and breezy overall. tonight clear and cold cape cod suburbs. about 18 to 20 in the city of boston as well as nearest 20 degrees near the cape with more clouds in place. sunshine increasing clouds tomorrow. seasonable day. high temperature this time of year running into the upper 30s. we'll be in upper 30s to near 40 degrees in boston mid 30s in
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kids on vacation. big ski weekend. ski resorts up through maine as well have been making snow. the snow gun blasting away. even scattered snow shower saturday. temperature comfortable as we go through the weekenden across central new england temperature returning into the middle to upper 30. saturday, though, windier of the two weekend day. for more on that wind take it over to danielle. danielle? >> you mentioned the wind will start to die down tomorrow. but then as we head into tomorrow night into saturday morning notice they are picking back up. this is what you can expect saturday morning. those winds out of the south mile percent hour. as we head into lunch time saturday. they are starting to calm down a bit. nonetheless they are staying really breezy throughout the day on saturday with the winds 20 to 30 miles per hour for gust. the temperature for this weekend not near as cold as last weekend. so far in february temperature pretty average because we have
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we got down to negative nine last week. we've got seen a temperature reading of 65 degrees this february. a little bit of everything the good news mild as we head into this weekend. and the better news is we don't have 96 inches of snow on the ground like last year. only about 25.3 inch in boston. 23 in worcester. this is only about five degrees below where we should be. we are keeping an eye on the storm for next week. there's a coastal storm try work up tuesday into wednesday. as you mention we're returning about 6 feet fewer than last year. for snow coverwise. we were 85% through the snow blitz of last year. we're kind of getting to that point of winter where you look from mid-february into march. you can occasionally get the cold shots and big snow storms. but the days are getting longer. we're only four weeks away from springs a rival.
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pressure sunday into monday. maybe a couple of rain and snow showers monday morning. this is the storm that we will watch for tuesday night into wednesday. i expect it to go over to rain. we'll watch the exact track and how much cold air can hold in here. other than that no big storm systems over the next 6 days. i have plenty of temperature in the 40s to near 50. still ahead on "today in new england" these people are 528 million dollars richer this morning. the trick they used to hide their winning status from coworkers. and solve it 7 to the rescue. what it took to help the women getting major run around from a phone company. homecoming? it' s awesome. but with the citizens bank education refinance loan, it gets even better. r you know those people who pay a little extra t and get all the legroom in coach? that could be you,
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daughter this past christmas an iphone. not being able to afford newest iphone. i went and tried to get a refurbished iphone which we've done in the past and never had a problem. she bought the phone. placed it under the tree and waited for her daughter to open it christmas morning. >> she's very excited. but that excitement quickly faded. she plugged it in there was nothing came up. battery, nothing. blank. we tried a different charger. we tried different outlet. still nothing. christine said boost mobile informed her of their 14 day return policy and said there was nothing they could do. >> my daughter saying will i get my phone. when she took to phone to store that surfaces phone. this very strange. technician told her a strip had been placed over the positive water damage indicator to make it look like everything was okay.
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accepting their $52 9d million check. they said they will use the money to help family and also they will donate something to charity. the couple is coming public with the news after hiding it from their family and friends for weeks. >> the first day i arrived late to work. they all suspected i won. so i had to say i didn't purchase a ticket. so i didn't lie. >> david said they been playing the same numbers for 30 years. they share the jackpot with two other winners one from california and one from tennessee. would you be able to keep quiet >> no, definitely not. >> next on "today in new england" we're following breaking news major delays for
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>> we're staying on top of breaking new at south station. officials asking people to make alternate travel plan. a manchester teacher in trouble with the law. how a situation involving candy ended with her facing assault charges. a water main break causes thousands of dollars in damage at a local school. what it will take to clean up the mess. welcome back o this thursday morning everybody. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. i'm nancy chin. it's sunny outside. cold out there. bri is not helping us out. a little bit of breeze. not like yesterday. yesterday mid 40s tons of sunshine. light winds. today colder and bit of breeze from the northwest 16 miles per hour. windchill factor in the city at 20. only 23 air temperature out into worcester. feels more like 10 or 11 in worcester thanks to win r wind coming at 14 to 16.
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and that's the theme for the afternoon. not much change temperature wise. not much change windwise and we do watch this just offshore. see this little band of cloud cover and scattered snow showers a few of these may clip close to the coastline this afternoon. i think more prone to it would be down across the cape and down across nantucket for the rest of us away from the coastline just sunshine and breezy conditions continuing and again not much temperature riise today different story over the weekend. 40s to near 50. mostly dry over the weekend. >> we're following breaking news now. major commuting delay. amtrak signal problems at south station slowdown trains on all lines. victoria warren live at back pay station with the latest this morning. vicki? >> we're here at back pay station this is where so many passengers have been diverted to when they were on commuter line trains that just could not go any further. because they were hoping to get
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the signal trouble was causing diverted. we have video from south station which typically in the morning rush hour would be pack with folk getting off of strain. it was much emptier than usual. the only people there were folk waiting to get on train. but just weren't leaving. all of this because of the signal problem on amtrak that started just after 5:00 a.m. it had the crazy domino effect as commuter line train were diverted. we have pictures from some passengers showing an absolute crush of passenger trying to get on orange line after they got off of commuter line trains. one man estimated that maybe as many as more than 1,000 people trying to wait on these platforms to get on the orange line trains. he chose to walk. he felt he would get to work much faster than trying to transfer over to orange line. we have sky 7 video. it shows you the commuter line train. they can't go further. they are kind of lined up in roads waiting as amtrak is working to fix the problem.
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transportation a short time ago and we asked him what they are recommending passengers do. if they take -- if they have to or are taking the commuter rail, i ask not their patience because they will have to transfer at an outer lying point. and use the transit service for the rest of their trip in. if they have a choice and they can go either directly tore transit or some other mode such as bus, i would request that they choose another mode for today. >> so on the commuter line if you take the franklin or fairmonth lines those lines were able to continue going into south station. it was all the other lines that had to be stopped and passengers had to find an alternate means of getting there. also red line train that had some issues that caused even more delays with the t. and now here at that back bay station some are reporting there
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this is just a domino effect as amtrak continues to work on their problem that started all of this. no word when the signal problem will be fixed. victoria warren 7news "today in new england." police are investigating what 64-year-old man. last night. if victim's wives not home at the time. play. also this morning the fbi and irs are conducting a joint investigation they raided the law office in canton wednesday. last month he agreed to pay to cover the cost of high school
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there's him taking goods and services. particularly dry cleaning. there's a talk this the exchange for legal services >> his attorney said joyce has been cooperating with each inquiry and believes he has done absolutely nothing wrong. >> a teacher from manchester, new hampshire facing. police say 52-year-old anita lemay knocked a piece of candidatity out of his hand and hurt his wrist. the teen was causing a disturbance while eating in class and refused to listen to the teacher. many parents aren't sure what to think. if she has a history of that, that type of bhai ehavior. maybe it's appropriate. if it's an isolated incident that's all that happened. >> school leader say lemay placed on administrative leave immediately after the incident. >> school officials dealing with a bad break this morning. computers and book ruined by a
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this morning worker are using the february break to clean up before students come back. >> it sounds like a shower that someone turned on in the middle of a school library. >> the books the computers everything just get covered with the materials from the ceiling and the water. all of it ruined. >> superintendent james skully taking 7news on the tour of the extensive damage at the school. for everything wet had to go. >> there's materials, fire proofing materials on the beams between the floors. and some of that materials that asbestos in it. precautions. an entire asbestos removal team called in to clean up. they also had sprinkler head break flooding a classroom. as well as at the high school. here this pipe in upstairs damage. hundreds of books dozens of computers, gone. the good news, schools out for
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on to get classrooms ready for school to start on monday. >> it's an awful lot of damage. everybody is working very hard to get it ready. weekend. they plan to seal off the on monday. a 61-year-old man in the hospital this morning after several people raced to the rescue. into the water. it happened wednesday afternoon. officers found the truck upside down with the driver trapped inside. the first responders and good samaritan upintopd the frigid water and cut the man seat belt before pulling him back to shore. he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. crews brought a crane in to get that truck out. >> the man accused of a murder outside a randoph bar is now waking up in jail. gregory wright accused of shooting and the killing the victim after he left the bar. there's no explanation for the
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prosecutors say the two men did not interact at the bar. prosecutors say the victim was performing in an open mic night before he was killed. police were nearby when they heard the shot and arrested wright across the street from the bar. >> 7news now pointing to mbta they say they will now more closely inspect the bolts and rivots that hold the bolts together on their train. this comes after metal panel fell off orange line train hitting the third rail causing the train to smoke. passengers broke through windows to escape. officials said that already visually inspected the train but now would physically inspect them regularly. former student filing a lawsuit. they filed the title 9 lault earlier this week. she claims the school was in different to her complaint of sexual assault and harassment and allowed her abuser to live
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months during the investigation. >> he continued to harass and intimidate me at my workplace and home. i repeatly reported incident to administrators. i reported that i was living in constant fear. harvard has an institutional culture of ignoring and silencing people like me. our reports are not taken seriously. >> she said she hopes the lawsuit will keep future students safe. harvard has not commented on the case. bill cosby suing a women who has accused him of sexual assault over a breach of contract. the women's accusation led to the comedian recent arrest in pennsylvania. the details of this new lawsuit are being kept secret. the women said cosby drugged and molested her in 2004 at his pennsylvania home. dozens of other women have come forward to accuse him of sexual assault. some accusations dating back decades.
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silvia berwel will visit flint, michigan to get a firsthand look at the water crisis. she will visit a health center providing test and services to family and children who have been effected by the lead contaminated water. they announce plan protective film while the mayor wants the pipes replaced. caught on camera. a school bus catching on fire. moments -- just moments over the last child got off. this is in alabama. you can see just the pool plumes of smoke rising from the bus. they evacuated everyone onboard. >> got off the back of the bus. we went over there. and then the whole front of the bus caught on fire. and then eventually the rest of the bus caught on fire. the bus was allegedly just picked up from the mechanics before it caught on fire. fire officials say it started in the engine. but good for the driver for noticing that and getting
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still ahead. gronc trading the cleats for a party hat. the massive fiesta he's planning. >> how one man uses the waves to help rescue dogs. temperature going up this weekend. back into the upper 40s to near 50. until then some sunshine and cool weather today.
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a former surfing champion takes to waves again this time breaking his rescue dogs. he's teaching owners to build healthy relationships with their own dogs. he travelled up and down the australian coast to teach fellow owners about the sport. that's pretty impressive. my dog would not be that coordinated. i put -- it was couple of summer when we or and you can take the boats out. you can put buddy on the back. it take a lot of balance to do thing like that. >> they got to be good swimmer. really efficient at the doggie paddle. take a look at precipitation. how much liquid equivalent has fallen. we're close to last year. the big difference this year our storms have been combination of rain.
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weather snow. we've had about 15 inch of snow in the city of boston. it's closer to average. every tomorrow was all snow and the high ratio snow one inch of liquid equalling about 20 inches of snow thanks to fluff factor. tale of two different february for sure. you're in upper 20s to near 30 to merrimack valley and mid 20s out to worcester county right now. then you head down across southeastern mass holding into the mid 30s. 36 in chatham. quiet day overall. so far so good. a little bit of colder day and the breeze outside. we'll take the sunshine we can get. although there's more cloud down through the coastline mid-to-late afternoon. 12 degrees in buffalo. this cold air visiting for about 24 hours and then we'll start to lift off to north as we do expect a warm front to start to
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night. that will advance the cloud cover in here tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow evening. even a couple of scattered snow showers transitioning to sleet pellet and rain showers overnight friday into saturday itself. mild day. breezy day. can't rule out a passing sprinkle. overall i don't expect too many issues out there on saturday. the best chance of any precipitation coming in here friday night. 29 to 35 will hold air through the afternoon. then clear and cold tonight. nine in the colder suburbs. 18 in city of boston. mid-to-upper 30s tomorrow. lighter winds tomorrow. the wind picks back up saturday. for more on the wind over to danielle. the winds are calm the tomorrow. as we head into tomorrow night and saturday. that's when you notice they are starting to pick up and by saturday morning if you have plans to go on walk saturday morning this is what you will deal with. winds from the south gusting 30 upward to 40 miles per hour. they start to die down a little
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through throughout the day saturday. we don't contend with frigid temperature we deal with last weekend. we will not be dealing with windchills of 30 below. and speaking of temperature so far this february our actual average temperature is normal. just below 31. but we've seen a little bit of everything getting up to 65 degrees and then last weekend i'm sure you remember getting down to nine below. this weekend mild. we don't have 96.3 inch of snow. we've seen 25 inch so our snowfall is much less than last season. how much less? well, we have 71 fewer inch of snow in boston. 72.6 fewer in worcester. no major snowfall in the forecast for this weekend. we keep an eye on the storm for next creek. >> the cold air looks limited. first a weak system sunday night into monday morning. couple of scattered snow showers a possibility. this is main storm to focus on
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the track of it right now doesn't leave a lot of cold air locked in place. likely seeing some snow over to wintery mix and perhaps even rain. across the coastal planes. we'll keep an eye on it. until then enjoy the quiet weather and mild temp over the weekend. next on "today in new england" getting ahead start why one boston red sox start spring training earlier that the rest. >> rob loffs a good party. how he uses the passion to help
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>> pitcher and catcher scheduled to report to spring training today. hanely ramirez is working out in fort meyer. ramirez preparing to place first base after struggling in the outfield last season. he said his top priority is making sure the other infielders are comfortable throwing over to him at first. now. not they you will be fine. i got you. >> he don't make that. he told me. just before starting spring training. joe kelly and his wife welcome their son to the world. ashley gave birth to max joseph kelly on wednesday. joe kelly posted the picture on twitter. he said his wife and son are doing well. and if you ever wanted to attend a black tie party hosted by rob grownkowski you now have your
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they will host the inaugural gronc gala. they will benefit the youth foundation which supports local sports programs. each ticket cost $500 and you can order tickets at the gronc gala.com. the pat's tight end won't wait until april to do partying. his party ship launch this weekend. grownkowski and 2500 fan will take a cruise to gronc's island he claims private island in the bahamas. >>the party ship will set sail tomorrow. and tom brady's family ski vacation in montana features another pair of famous faces. according to the "new york post" they spent the night out club with ben affleck and jennifer garner. they were spliting up but amicable. the most reports the two appeared to be friendly while at the club. they are all enjoying the ausies.
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new england" a classic game gets an upgrade. >> what is getting cut from a new version of monopoly. >> colder and breezy this afternoon. weekend forecast looking milder. 7 day, coming up. we live in a pick and choose world. choose, choose, choose. but at bedtime? ...why settle for this? enter sleep number, and the ultimate sleep number event, going on now. sleepiq technology tells you how well you slept and what adjustments you can make. you like the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great to wow! only at a sleep number store. right now save 50% on the ultimate limited edition bed. know better sleep with sleep number. looking great and stepping out
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>> in the buzz this morning nike dropping packo after his controversial statement. pacchio said he respects the company's decision. he's looking at other brands to sponsor his clothing line. >> james bond fans have a chance to drive like 007. one of the car use in the bond movie up for sale. lit go up for action later today. they won't guarantee the car is road worthy but still expected
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>> you say good-bye to banker in new game. has bro showing off a new version of monopoly called monopoly ultimate mailt banking game. it eliminate both the game signature paper money as well as the banker position. so instead player will scan special bank cards on a handheld banking unit. that's always the messiest part. there's paper everywhere. >> make it rain. it does have a tough cleanup. >> maybe a little bit early now. but later on enjoy that glass of wine. it's 5:00 somewhere. today is national drink wine day. drinking wine does have some health benefits. moderate drinker have lower risk for liver disease. type ii diabetes and heart attack. when you wake up at 2:00 your 5:00 comes earlier. kick back glass of wine.
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boardwalk and park place and count your cash. 29 to 35 this afternoon. that's an afternoon plan for you. thanks, kris. >> have a great afternoon, everybody.
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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good morning. the hottest ticket in town. hamilton and we have one of the stars. stars. from nbc news this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. >> welcome to "today" on thursday, february 18, 2016.

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