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trump on top. th billionaire winning the nevada caucus, strengthening his lead. >> christa: and cameras capture the moments right after a chain-reaction crash sends one man to the hospital and lands another man in jail. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we have lots to get to this morning. you may want to leave early because we have some wet roads. we have a live look with the traffic tracker. this is route 1 northbound in saugus. let's get the latest with chris lambert. are we talking about freezing rain? >> chris: there is freezing rain still west of 495678 temperature in worcester 31 degrees. 32 in fitchburg. 29 in jaffrey, new hampshire. 495 east toward the coastline, above the freezing mark, so not as many issues, although still plenty of wet roadways out there. road spray, showers, fog and drizzle. you name it. so slick spots with the freezing
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495, leominster, worcester, orange, athol up into southwestern new hampshire. so we'll continue to see that over the next several hours. then by early this afternoon, even there temperatures warming up just above the freezing mark. showers around through the afternoon. the temperatures continue to climb into this evening. by 7:00 p.m. in the city of boston, i think we'll be just shy of 50 degrees, and we'll be in the lower 50s down through southeastern mass. at noontime, barely above freezing out through the worcester hills up into southern new hampshire. so we'll keep an eye on those temperatures throughout the day, but the theme here as we go overnight tonight is for everyone to warm up, in fact, all of us seeing temperatures running into the 50s as we work through the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning, and that's when we have the highest chance of downpours. more on that to come. >> christa: for a closer look at roadway, let's go to marshall hook and our traffic tracker this morning. >> marshall: good morning, christa. route 1 northbound, we're right in the heart of saugus. and as you can see, the good news is we're really only
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the temperature and the ever-reliable car thermometer says 38 degrees. that's well enough above freezing that we will not be talking about icing on these roadways. we'll head a little further out, out toward 495, and see what drops out there, but in close to town the news is good and danielle gersh here with a bigger, better traffic picture. >> danielle: thanks, marshall. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. the expressway, traffic flowing nicely. let's go to the maps. from braintree into boston expressway northbound, that drive just ten minutes. so no major issues out there yet. route 3, 24, 95 all looking good so far this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, no delays. on 93 from 495 over 128 through woburn into town, that drive looking good. and as you just saw, so is route 1 this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. into town on the pike just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. but as we've been telling you,
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this because it will be a slick drive out there. if you're taking "t." it's on time so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. so developing right now, the threat of severe weather remains for us right now along the atlantic coast. have you seen some of the video of these tornadoes? >> sarah: terrifying. >> christa: major damage from the same system, and it swept through louisiana and mississippi, alabama and florida, as well. >> sarah: when the sun comes up, crews will get a better idea of exactly what is left behind and the damage done. 7's kris anderson joins us with this new video in from overnight. >> kris: sarah and christa, we know a lot of damage is left behind. in fact, flash flood warnings alabama today. many people in the gulf coast are going to be cleaning up and rebuilding their lives after this severe weather hit there on tuesday. some areas absolutely devastated by this storm system. strong storms leaving thousands in the dark across the south this morning. at least seven tornadoes hit louisiana and southeast mississippi, including one that leveled an r.v. park in convent,
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but it could have been much worse. >> i will be honest with you, it is a minor miracle that we're talking about two fatalities. >> kris: at least 30 more people in the r.v. park were sent to the hospital, several with critical injuries. there were nearly 170 trailers in the park. most of them had people inside. those trailers along with trucks picked up and tossed several feet by the storm. just southeast of baton rouge, part of a gym torn apart while people worked out inside. people there say they didn't see the twisters coming until the last second. >> i could see the top of the tornado coming down, going across the... it looked like crossing the road there, and the door started sucking in where we were at. >> kris: one man took video of three waterspouts on lake pontchartrain north of new orleans, and in pensacola, florida, the national weather service confirmed it was a tornado that slammed into an apartment complex after dark, severely damaging three buildings and leaving thousands
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heartbreaking video there. the storm system is not over yet. it's expected to drop another inch or two of rain on some parts of the south today. live here in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: we have breaking news from overnight. donald trump triumphing in the nevada caucuses. this morning the republican is now waking up to his third consecutive win in the race for the white house. let's head out to 7's brandon gunnoe. he's in the control room with more on trump's late-night victory speech. brandon? >> brandon: people are starting to ask, is donald trump unbeatable. he not only won nevada, he won by a landslide. you have to add second and third place together just to get to his numbers, and in typical donald fashion, his trick try speech will have people talking. it's three wins in a row for donald trump after his cross-the-board victory in nevada. >> we won the evangelicals. we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated.
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46% with the hispanics. 46%. number one with hispanics. >> brandon: raising trump's hopes that he can win next week in texas, ted cruz's state, where cruz leads by just eight polling points. >> the only campaign that has beaten donald trump and the only campaign that can beat donald trump is this campaign. >> brandon: trump is beating marco rubio in the senator's home state of florida, but with some votes left to be counted, rubio is edging cruz for second, leaving trump still on top. >> u-s-a, u-s-a, u-s-a! >> of course, if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much. now we're win, winning, winning the country. and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. >> one week from today will be the most important night of this campaign.
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tuesday. >> brandon: no speech from rubio last night because the senator wasn't even in nevada. his strategy is just moving forward and starting today fresh. trump continues to brand himself as a winner and brand others as low energy, a loser or a liar. that strategy appears to be winning. in the criminal room, brandon gunnoe, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: state senator brian joyce says he won't run for reelection this year. his law office was raided by f.b.i. and i.r.s. last week, but the feds won't say what they're looking into. joyce has been penalized for ethics violations in the past, specifically for using campaign money for his son's graduation party. joyce tweeted out a statement that reads in part, "i have worked hard for milton and achieved results while always trying to abide by the rules. ly continue to work hard for milton and all of the district, but i will not seek reelection." >> christa: happening right now, man facing charges accused of going on a dangerous drive
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ground while police were doing a sobriety test. here's 7's victoria warren. she's live for us. vicki, we understand several people were hurt in that this was some kind of chain-reaction crash? >> vicki: that's what we're being told. witnesses say it was shocking to watch. there was a chain-reaction crash, and the next thing they know man walking on the sidewalk went flying. that man was critically injured, and then witnesses say they couldn't believe watching the suspect during his field sobriety test. cell phone video shows a drunk driving suspect falling flat on his face during a field sobriety test. this video taken moments after a serious accident that left someone walking on the street with life-threatening injuries. >> it looked like a war accident. it looked pretty bad. >> victoria: police say this man, 51-year-old thomas mahon was behind the wheel. they say he was drunk and high.
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right in front of monahan's marina. the owner says as one of his employees was pulling out, a van was barreling down the breakdown lane. >> he tried the put it in reverse, but he got hit. >> victoria: as the two cars collided, police say 39-year-old man was walking by. they say the suspect's out-of-control car then crashed into him. >> threw him up on the van's window and knocked him over to here where he landed on the ground. he had severe facial lacerations and he was in pain. both his shoes were knocked off. >> victoria: at last check the pedestrian was still listed with life-threatening injuries. the driver of the second car involved, he also went to the hospital. we're told he's expected to be okay. the suspect went to the hospital, so it is unclear if he will go before a judge this morning or if his injuries will prevent that and delay that from happening. live this morning in weymouth, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new this morning, clyde brown elementary school in
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today as concerns continue over the building's air quality. the results of tests taken earlier this week won't be available until today. initial results from last week found traces of chemicals above allowable levels. officials say testing was done after complaints of a strange smell and mold in parts of the building. ism also today, the naacp and other groups plan the ask the justice department to investigate allegations of racism at boston latin. the boston branch of the naacp also announced it will launch its own investigation after the boston school department closed its case. an internal review found a case involving a student threatened with a reference to lynching was mishandled, but all others were handled prep rattily. the civil rights group also wants the school's head master to step down. in a letter to the school community, last night headmaster
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optimistic the dialogue over the last few weeks will lead to a more respectful racial claimant at our school, but i deeply regret we did not begin such conversations earlier." >> christa: it's coming up on 5:11 on this wednesday. we have more news ahead, including a holbrook fan holding out hope they will see a missing mother. the key clue investigators have that could lead to the woman you see here. >> sarah: and it's the battle pitting privacy rights against national security. demonstrators take to the streets in boston and across the country to show where they stand in the fight. >> chris: more wet than white this morning, although we have freezing rain west of 495. otherwise temperatures above freezing. temperatures surge tonight, but we do renew the chance of downpours and a strong wind overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. that forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway. you see the raindrops on the camera.
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>> christa: chris was just giving me the behind-the-scenes notes on the weather. the bottom line: get out the rain boots and keep them out. >> chris: even the cliff's notes is like a charles dickens novel. trying to simplify things in new england is not always easy to do weather-wise. part one came through with a little snow on the front end. framingham an inch. hopkinton an inch. worcester about half an inch. taunton, boston, locations closer to the coastline essentially with temperatures above the freezing mark, any light snow we had melted on contact. we don't have any shoveling to do here in the city of boston this morning. temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. lower 30s in the merrimack valley. you start to get north and west of 495. tyngsborough, hudson, new hampshire, hampton, new hampshire, over the portsmouth,
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this is where we're at 31, 32 degrees, and there are still areas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain. at that stage, because the ground has been warm the last few day, thinking the main road is okay, it's the untreated roads, the secondary roads, the driveways, the sidewalks, you may be slipping on here. randolph 39, foxborough at 31 degrees. we don't have freezing issues down across the cape. your temperatures will be closer to 50 this afternoon. we do have a few slick spots north and west of 495 this morning. i think this problem will leave us late morning, early afternoon. overall again, most of the main roads okay. it's not like we had a tremendous amount of snow and ice and cold weather proceeding this freezing rain event. scattered showers and drizzle out there. tonight as this moisture moves up the coastline that. will renew the chance for downpours and gusty winds. take a look across the country. it's a big player across portions of the deep south. severe weather continuing across florida this morning that.
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south and central florida as we work through the afternoon. this snow on the back side of this from detroit and north and west of detroit down into portions of indiana, northern indiana. this is the storm we're tracking. has the warm front blows through tonight. temperatures surge into the 50s overnight tonight. we bring in the downpours and we bring in the strong wind gusts, at times 40 to 60mph overnight and early tomorrow morning where the downpours continue. much of the rain is done by 8:00 or 9:00 tomorrow morning. an inch, inch and a half widespread across the area with these scattered downpours coming in. and tomorrow morning, this will be the focus of some of those gusty winds near the coastline. 45 to 55mph. there may be a few gusts down through southeastern mass closer to 60. i think out through worcester county, up into the merrimack valley, gusts 30 to 45. so bottom line this morning, icy, spots early this morning north and west of 495. temperatures this afternoon mid-30s in northern worcester county. mid-40s in the city of boston.
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again, those numbers going up into the 50s. tonight we start off thursday morning in the 50s. we'll end the day in the upper 40s and then we cool it down to seasonal levels friday and saturday. right now the weekend looking nice and quiet. warmer on sunday. >> christa: the standoff between apple and f.b.i. hitting boston. people here and really around the country showing their support for the tech giant. also this morning, some familiar faces are weighing in really on both sides of this heated debate. so here's 7's kris anderson with us. >> kris: heated good word to describe the debate that's happening here. the rally outside the apple store on boylston street wasn't big, about 12 people participating, but they had a clear message for federal investigators. >> it's not just about our civil liberties. >> kris: people gathered outside the apple store on boylston street tuesday to show support for the tech company. similar rallies were held across the u.s. to show support as apple refuses to help the government unlock an encrypted iphone. >> people are extremely
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is asking theapple company to do. >> kris: last week a federal judge ordered apple to create software to access the pass code locked iphone of syed farook. the company refused. facebook mark zuckerberg support's apple's stance. >> i don't think requiring back doors will be an effective way to increase security or is really the right thing to do. >> kris: but boston police commissioner bill evans says officers could also benefit from such technology. >> we have crimes all the time where the data from the cell phone is helpful to us. i have one particular homicide right now where we can't get access to a phone. >> kris: the director of f.b.i. said this isn't about trying to get a precedent, but those who attended tuesday's rally just don't believe it. >> it may be used on this device, it will be used on
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>> kris: the legal battle is far from over. apple plans to file a formal appeal letter later this week. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: up next on 7, big papi beginning his farewell tour. david ortiz talking about his plans for his final season with the red sox. >> sarah: and a connecticut chuck e. cheese takes action after a brawl breaks out at a birthday party. how they plan the keep customers safe coming up. so, what moves me? it's the journey. the feeling of doing. it's making choices for a healthier me, a healthier us. i'm on my path and i love it. the path to a healthier you starts with nature's path pumpkin flax granola. crunchy clusters of delicious organic oats, flax and pumpkin seeds, with all the goodness to nourish you and your family. nature's path granola. t
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>> chris: 5:23 on this wednesday morning. good morning, everyone. 39 in boston. we're near freezing if not below it west of 495. that's where we have a winter weather advisory in effect through this morning with areas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain. the high wind watch goes into effect overnight tonight through 8:00 p.m. on thursday down through southeastern mass with winds gust 40g to 60mph. kiddos getting ready for school. there may be a few delays north
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we have some slushy and icy conditions this morning. for the rest of us, it's a damp day, dreary day at that. temperatures struggling to climb much above 40 until this afternoon. we'll start to warm things up. drizzle around throughout the day. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. david ortiz at red sox spring training speaking publicly for the first time since announcing he will retire after this season and in the leaving the door open for another season after this one. ortiz saying he's "ready to pass the torch." at age 40 ortiz says he looked around and it sealed like the rest of the players were all 20, and that's why he's ready to retire. big papi enters his 14th and final season with the red sox with 503 career home run, 27th all-time, and just 18 behind ted williams who is tied for 19th all time. while he wasn't emotional, he was reflective.
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leagues, you never expected to be in the mix with those guys. all of a sudden toward the end of your career, your name starts, you know, people start comparing your name and numbers with those legendary. and from the outside you look at yourself and who look at the whole picture. you realize, wow, you know, it's been an unbelievable journey. >> joe: and claude julien giving the bruins the day off yesterday to clear their heads and rest up after another loss on their home ice. they'll try it again tonight hosting sidney crosby and the penguins. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: up next at 5:30, kids may have an easier time learning if they step away from their desk. what a new study says the students should do next to improve their path and spelling skills. >> reporter: and a mom from holbrook missing for more than a day now. the clue police are working with coming up. >> christa: and you remember
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in chelmsford that exploded? now the boy who was on it describes those terrifying moments.
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>> sarah: developing now, a trail of damage left behind by fierce storms and tornadoes this morning. where the threat remains for more severe weather. >> christa: and right now, holbrook police are searching for this missing mom. the key clue authorities hope will lead them to the woman not heard from since monday. ism and could more people have contracted the zika virus here in the u.s.? the special hearing that's getting started in just a few hours. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning on this rainy start, wednesday here. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. grab the umbrella before you leave. we're in for a wet wednesday. a traffic tracker is out giving
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this is route 2 in concord. before we check in with marshall hook, let's send it over the chris lambert on the forecast. >> chris: rain drop, windshield wipers working away there. temperatures above freezing in concord. 37 in bedford. 39 in boston. look at the numbers. worcester 31. fitchburg at 32. so we do have some areas of freezing drizzle and freezing rain to contend with. on top of an inch or so of snow out through worcester county, some of the side streets, the become roads certainly have some slick spots. a lot of the main roads at this stage, though, should be okay. we don't have a lot of precipitation to go through this morning, but any precipitation on top of a little bit of some cold surfaces here, and a little slush that fell last night would be good enough to create some slick spots. mainly from worcester to leominster up into townsend and up into southern new hampshire. you're talking west of 495. for the rest of, it's dreary and dismal this morning. areas of fog, drizzle and showers, that will continue. you note the trend temperature-wise. the warmest temperatures by this evening, temperatures continuing
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so we have a ways to go inland. only 31 in worcester as of 6:00 a.m. this morning. then you notice the temperatures by this afternoon, even in worcester we're warming up into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. close to 50 to end the day down through southeastern mass. all of these 50s will overspread the entire state overnight tonight. more on that forecast, the downpours and the gusty wind that we expect tonight into tomorrow morning ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. let's head outside. take a look at the expressway. a slow drive this morning. you see some raindrops on our camera here. braintree to boston, that drive 23 minutes. you're starting to slow down around adams street. definitely give yourself some extra time on the roads. route 3, 24 and 95 are all looking good. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, mostly green. no delays there. a little slowing as you head into town. 93 southbound, you're slowing over lawrence and andover, and
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woburn and then heading into boston looking good. route 1 looking good is far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 22 minutes on the expressway from braintree into boston. into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. in delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes, as well. and if you're taking the "t," it's on time so far. back to you, guys. >> christa: developing news now. a flash flood warning has been issued after a storm system devastated several states in the south. at least seven tornadoes they're saying hit louisiana and mississippi on tuesday, and the storm is being blamed for three deaths, as well. severe weather is expected to continue later today in the mid atlantic and some areas could see up to two inches of rain. and at 5:30, a check of the day's other top stories on your wednesday, man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he's hit just walking down the street. the cell phone video shows the alleged driver falling while he takes a field sobriety test.
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chain-reaction crash. this was in weymouth. and that crash actually hit that pedestrian, the driver is now facing some charges. and donald trump winning big out in nevada, his third straight victory now in the republican race for the white house. marco rubio is on track for second place right now, barely leading ted cruz with some votes still to be counted. officials say a record number of republicans came out to vote in last night's caucus. >> sarah: right now the search is on for this holbrook woman, her husband reporting her missing when she never picked her son up at day care. this morning the woman's family is holding out hope for her safe return. 7's jennifer eagan joins us with more on a key clue police are following this morning. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, police were following the pings from her cell phone. they hit a cell phone tower in connecticut, but police say since then the phone has been turned off. a holbrook mom missing for more than a day now. >> she can come home safely.
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>> jennifer: police say judy sales left her job in taunton and was supposed to pick up her son at day care but never showed up. detectives spent hours at the family's home yesterday meeting with sales' husband. he tells 7news he reported her missing. what happened that made you think something was strange? >> it's complicated. >> jennifer: police say sales was last seen driving a white toyota camry with the license plate 19tn38. detectives tracked sales' cell phone to connecticut but say it's since been turned off. >> they're still working on it. i got to let them do their job. >> jennifer: so a lot of people out there looking for this mom. her husband says he does not know why she would be in connecticut. live in holbrook this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new clues now as the search continues for a missing man from the town of harvard. boston police dive teams and boats were out on the water behind north station on tuesday. police say they have survey violence video that shows the 22-year-old walking in that same
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disappeared. zachary marr was out celebrating his birthday at the bell in hand tavern here in boston. he went outside to smoke and cigarette and never came back inside that. was more than a week ago now. he hasn't been seen since. >> sarah: happening later today, the nfl will be receiving a letter that calls for the league to stop offering fantasy football contests to kids. a pair of non-profit organizations are criticizing the decision to market fantasy sports to kids through its nfl rush competition. kids were not playing for money, prizes. officials with the group say fantasy sports could lead kids to develop gambling addictions. the massachusetts lottery is seeing big gains in sales. according to the lottery, gross sales are up $170 million compared to the last time last year. boost. here in massachusetts, january powerball sales totaled nearly
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>> christa: we have new details about the four-year-old boy who was wandering alone in dorchester. he's okay. and he is back with his mother. police say the boy left his home early yesterday morning because he wanted to go to the store to get chocolate. officers later took the child to the hospital as a precaution, and they're saying that charges are not expected to be filed in this case. we're also hearing now from the young rider in chelmsford whose hoverboard was clearly too hot to handle. 11-year-old owen was riding his favorite christmas present, that hoverboard, in his house earlier this week. that's when he says the toy started to smoke and then suddenly caught fire. >> it just started smoking. it is just like... i don't know how to explain it. it just started smoking. so i obviously got off, and then maybe a couple seconds later it burst into flames. >> christa: nobody was hurt, but owen says he won't be getting another hoverboard any time soon.
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glad he got off when it started smoking. >> sarah: scary. still ahead on 7news, explosive findings, the three factors caused takata air bags to rupture. >> christa: and a new report that may have teachers looking at their lesson plans. >> chris: east of 495 mainly rain. west of 495, temperatures close to freezing, so we still have patchy freezing rain and freezing drizzle out that way. even there temperatures warming up above freezing. by this evening temperatures surging into the 50s overnight tonight. downpours and a strong wind all to contend with by tomorrow morning. forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning oomph she drive on the expressway already this morning. over half an hour from braintree to boston. and it's slick out there. you can see the raindrops on our expressway camera. no other issues on the road this morning. if you're taking the "t" it's on time.
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we're living in a very competitive global economy, and if we are going to succeed, we need the best-educated workforce in the world. we should be making public colleges and universities tuition-free. we're going to pay for it with a tax on wall street speculation. the taxpayers of this country bailed out wall street. it is time for them to start helping the middle class of this country. i'm bernie sanders
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>> sarah: a michigan dog is
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take a look at piper. he works for wildlife control at an airport. he first gained fame online in april when people learned of his job at the airport. now pipeer is gaining even more popularity after his handler posted that video. one of piper's coworkers can't believe the dog's fame. reddit. we were on top for about four, maybe five hours of the main page, which is... i haven't really read that it much, but i here it's absolutely huge, like you've made the internet if you make the top of reddit. so that was cool and totally unexpected. >> sarah: you can see piper has a cast. he broke his toe jumping out of his handler's car. the injury has kept him out of work for the past three months. >> christa: top gundog. really cute. high school hockey players in pennsylvania found a creative way to pass the time during this stoppage in play. they played duck, duck, goose. that's right.
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circle and started playing the game over the weekend. the hockey game had been disrupted because some unruly fans were throwing coins on the ice. those fans were removed by police and the game started back up again. >> sarah: that is so fun. i would love to watch that. >> christa: taking you back the elementary school. >> sarah: fun game. we have a lot to get to, everything you need to know and go coming up next. spreading concern this morning about the zika virus as the c.d.c. investigates 14 more possible cases. what all of the infected have in common coming up. >> christa: and where the man accused of going on that shooting spree in michigan was spotted just hours before the violence erupted coming up. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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with dunkin' donuts' cookie dough and brownie batter donuts. heart-shaped happiness too sweet not to share. america runs on dunkin'. . >> sarah: welcome back. 5:45. time now for everything you need the start you day off right. >> christa: and we need to today. chris has more details on this rain and how long it will fall. >> chris: take it along and keep it over next 24 to 48 hours because i expect wet weather right through tomorrow morning's commute. 39 in winthrop. 39 in waltham. good morning, everyone. we don't have any icy issues basically east of 495. we're in the upper 30s all the way to about 495678 but you get north and west, there tyngsboro at 32 degrees. you fall back into the low 30sfrom fitchburg to townsend, sterling into auburn. this is where the secondary roads have a few slick spots. temperatures close to the freezing mark on top of the inch
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near 40 from west bridgewater and the trace of snow you saw long gone with temperatures at that stage in the lower 40s across the cape this morning. borne at 42 degrees. not a lot of precipitation left. enough low-level moisture, a dreary start to the day. a lot of drizzle, areas of shower and areas of freezing drizzle if you work your way west of 495. more scattered showers working up through the day with the on-shore wind will hold on to that area of drizzlele that we have here and there this morning. and it will continue to see that. this afternoon, it may even get some steadier showers to roll on in. better chance of a downpour and a strong wind gust will arrive tonight. scattered downpours accompanied by claps of thunder because the mild air and the instability is surging overnight tonight through early tomorrow morning. you note by mid-morning, much of the rain over and done with. there could be an evening stray shower to work on through. this story, though, temperatures going from near freezing inland this morning to eventually rising above freezing by mid-day. and watch the surge in numbers as we work through the evening
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tonight. all of us into the 50s by late overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning. and then temperatures fall back to the upper 40s by the end of the day on thursday. generally speaking, about an inch to an inch and a half of rain, the bulk of that falling late today, tonight and into early tomorrow morning. and we'll have strong wind gusts at times. could close in across southeastern mass, 50 to 60mph tomorrow morning. early, really pre-dawn hours into the early morning hours. today icy spots early north and west. otherwise shower, drizzle, areas of fog. warmest temperatures this afternoon, southeastern mass, close the 50. i think we'll rise up to the mid-40s mid-afternoon in the city of boston and hold in the mid-30s deep inland. until tonight all of us rising into the 50s. right now cooler to start the weekend, but it's a quiet weekend ahead. >> sarah: let's get a check of the roads. traffic tracker route 2 westbound in ayer. how are things looking out there, marshall? pretty dark. >> marshall: well, the good news is things are still looking good out here. we expected that there would be
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fact, last we spoke, we were closer into town, 38 degrees, according to the car's thermometer we're at 32 now, right at freezing. but conditions on the road are pretty good. not a lot of precipitation in the air. it's still falling, the wipers are still going, but all in all just a wet commute if you're coming in from this part of town. danielle gersh will tell you where what you're looking at from everywhere else. >> danielle: thanks, marshall. let's head outside. this is braintree split. it's slow getting on to the expressway this morning. let's go to the maps. it's not even 6:00 a.m. and it's already over half an hour from braintree into boston expressway. this is a really slow start to your morning south of town. route 3, some slowing as you approach the braintree split. route 24 looks good. and so does 95 this morning. will rest go to the pike. from framingham eastbound into boston, no issues to tell you act. 39 is slow through lawrence and slow and go all the way through woburn and into boston. 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.
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braintree to boston. on the expressway northbound. into town on the pike from 128, no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that's an easy drive, just 12 minutes, as well. morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: developing right now, the threat of severe weather really remains all on the east coast today. so we're not alone here. tornadoes from the same system already hit louisiana and mississippi, alabama and florida, too. >> sarah: when the sun comes up, crews will get a better idea of the damage done by the severe weather. 7's kris anderson joins us now with more. >> kris: a lot of damage, sarah and christa. clean-up and recovery efforts will likely get under way in the gulf coast today. but the severe weather is expected to continue in parts of the south, as well. strong thunderstorms and up to seven tornadoes devastating several states on tuesday. at least two people were killed when a suspect tornado hit a mobile home park in louisiana. more than two dozen others were injured, the strong winds tossed some trailers several feet. another person was killed in
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officials say thousands of people are without power this morning. the other problem, flash flooding. warnings have been issued for georgia and alabama, as heavy rain is expected to fall throughout that region today. live here in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're following breaking news. rescuesers say they have found the small plane carrying 23 people that crashed into a mountainous area of nepal. investigators say the plane appeared to have flown directly into the mountain. >> christa: happening now, police are looking for a masked robber who jumped over a teller counter to steal money at a salem 5 bank in malden. they say he didn't talk to anybody, didn't use a note to demand any cash. the robber apparently took the money from the teller drawer and the suspect did not show a weapon either and ran away after that. a chuck e. cheese in manchester,
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security after a brawl happened there over the weekend. the restaurant says it will be hiring a security guard to work during peak hours on weekends now. this all comes after a dozen people were involved in a fight after two women allegedly bumped into each other. two children also suffered minor injuries in that and police were trying to identify the people involved. >> sarah: happening later today, connecticut's supreme court is scheduled the hear arguments on whether to reinstate kennedy cousin michael skakel's conviction in the murder of martha moxley. a jury convicted scaik until 2002. he was sentenced to 20 years to life inch 2013, skakel was released from prison because a judge granted him a new trial saying that the defense attorney failed to properly represent him. prosecutors say skakel killed moxley in 1975. the two had been neighbors in greenwich. >> christa: happening today, growing concern over the spread of the zika virus. that will take center stage on capitol hill. >> sarah: medical experts will testify during a senate committee's hearing this morning.
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say it appears sexual transmission of the virus appears to be more common than previously thought. the c.d.c. says that's believed to be the cause of 14 new cases it's investigating in the u.s. >> in each of the episodes, man was traveling to a zika-affected area, developed symptoms consistent with zika, and within two weeks of the man's symptom, the female partner developed symptoms consistent with zika virus. >> sarah: the c.d.c. advises pregnant women to use condoms or abstain from sex if their partners have traveled to areas where zika is spreading. the virus is believed to cause severe birth defects. new this morning, we're getting another look at the michigan uber driver hours before saturday's deadly shooting spree. surveillance images captured jason dalton at a gun store where they say he president a black tactical jacket. police have not said where or
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millimeter handgun recovered in his vehicle. dalton is charged with killing six people and injuring two others, including a 14-year-old girl who is fighting for her life. investigators say the ha 45-year-old father of two confessed to the murders, but the motive remains a mystery. he had no history of mental illness. >> christa: there are new details on the type of conditions that can cause some takata air bags to suddenly explode. scientists hired by the auto industry pinpointed the use of ammonium nitrate as a that's the problem. they also say the inflators don't keep out moisture, especially when exposed to high humidity. air bags made by the japanese company have killed at least ten people and injured nearly 140 other people. the leader of the standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge and 15 protesters will be arraigned today on conspiracy charges. prosecutors say they could face more charges even next month. meantime, f.b.i. agents finished collecting evidence at the facility and turned control of
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wildlife service on tuesday. >> sarah: now on 7 news, consumer reports have released its pick for the best cars of 2016. the honda fit was named the best subcompact car. toyota has two vehicles on the list with the camry earning the title of best mid-sized car. and theer is remember toe earning the honor for best minivan. also the subaru forester was named best small s.u.v. and the ford f-150 is the best pick-up truck. the vehicles were rated on performance, reliability, owner satisfaction and safety. >> christa: let's go to 7 health cast. this is interesting for parents of young children. the key to children learning certain subjects in school might be to step away from their desks and jump around. researchers say elementary school kids who exercise while learning math and spelling did so much better in those subjects. a couple years later than kids who didn't get that kind of exercise while learning.
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were equal to four extra months of learning. how about that? a lot of us wish we were getting better sleep at night. some of us wish we were getting more sleep. m.s.n. has reasons why your job may be the reason you're not getting shut eye. working in an office without natural sunlight. yes. oh, boy. >> sarah: that's us. >> christa: yeah. not seeing the sun mess with your body clock and throws your regular sleep schedule off. clearly i think that would be even more of a problem during the winter months, too. sitting at your desk all day means you're not using up energy. that will keep you up at night. think about the kids at school needing to jump around. try the walk around every couple hours, get some exercise. finally, working after you get home, looking at a screen, computer screen in the hours before you sleep makes it difficult for your body to produce melatonin, the hormone that makes you sleepy. i've even heard you shouldn't have devices on in your room while you're sleeping, even if you're not on them, because that alone, that light, that artificial light can disrupt your sleep cycle, as well.
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phone. so what do i do? >> christa: we need a back-up, too, because no one is up at 2:00 a.m. the wake you up. >> sarah: exactly right. when the back-up goes off and you wake up the house at 2:00 a.m., you're in big trouble. looking at the list,check, check, check. icy north and west. otherwise showers, drizzle and
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>> sarah: breaking news. deadly storms strike the south. tornadoes tearing up neighborhoods and towns. >> christa: also breaking overnight, trump casting in another caucus victory.
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i love the poorly educated. >> christa: more on his strange remarks on stage in vegas. >> sarah: an accused a-roder falling on his face. >> it looked like a war zone. >> sarah: weymouth police say he created a dangerous chain-reaction cast. >> christa: and a massachusetts man's encounter with a ghost going viral. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's a busy morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday. we have school delays to tell you about running at the bottom of your screen. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. let's send it over the chris lambert. this rain is going to stick around, right? >> chris: it is, another 24 to 46 hours. winter weather advisory in purple west of 495 with temperatures still below freezing this morning. slippery spots and most of those delays likely coming out across worcester county. high wind watch in effect from midnight tonight through 8:00 p.m. on thursday. that's for winds gusting 40 to 60mph. those strong winds arriving tonight and continuing into tomorrow morning.
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37 in bedford. we're at 31 in worcester. 33 in fitchburg. there are some areas still below the freezing mark out into worcester county, we've had patchy freezing rain with this. the good news, the ground wasn't all this cold going into the storm, so a lot of the main roads okay. there may be some slushy and icy side streets out that way. keep an eye on that heading out the door this morning. otherwise the showers and dreary weather continuing throughout the day. the theme this afternoon, temperatures start warming up, especially across southeastern mass, where temperatures head for about 50 degrees later on this afternoon and all of us going into the 50s overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning as the downpours and the wind take over later on this evening overnight and first thing tomorrow morning before tapering off. the weekend does look quiet. more on that seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: this is a morning where you may want to allow a little extra time. here's danielle gersh with fast track. >> danielle: the expressway is especially slow this morning. from braintree to boston, that
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you can see these delays are also impacting route 3 a little as you approach the braintree split. look at route 24. you can see thread approaching 128 there, as well. you do have quite a bit of slowing south of town. no issues on the pike yet, so that's good news. north of town on 93 southbound, you're slow through andover and you're slow and go until 128 and you're calling from 128 into boston. 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. about half an hour on the expressway. from braintree to boston. no delays on the pike. into town from 128, that's just 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim hour, as well. if you're taking the "t" this morning, it's on time. back to you, guys. south. people in at least four states tornadoes. three people have been killed, dozens more injured. >> christa: search crews have been scouring this wreckage of homes and parks looking for "survivor" viefers. the damage overnight from
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is so expensive, as you see in these pictures. 7's kris anderson has the latest,. >> kris: heartbreaking video. you see cars tossed all around. flash flood warnings have been today. many people, in fact, on the gulf coast will clean up and rebuild their lives after this severe weather struck there on tuesday. some areas absolutely devastated by this storm. strong storms leaving thousands in the dark across the south this morning. at least seven tornadoes hit louisiana and southeast mississippi, including one that leveled an r.v. park in convent, louisiana, killing two people, but it could have been much worse. >> i will be honest with you, it is a minor miracle that we're talking about two fatalities. >> kris: at least 30 more people in the r.v. park were sent to the hospital, several with critical injuries. there were nearly 170 trailers in the park. most of them had people inside. those trailers along with trucks picked up and tossed several feet by the storm. just southeast of baton rouge, part of a gym torn apart while
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people there say they didn't see the twisters coming until the last second. >> i could see the top of the tornado coming down, going across the... it looked like crossing the road there, and the door started sucking in where we were at. >> kris: one man took video of three waterspouts on lake pontchartrain north of new orleans, and in pensacola, florida, the national weather service confirmed it was a tornado that slammed into an apartment complex after dark, severely damaging three buildings and leaving thousands in the area without power. trouble isn't over yet. that storm system is still expected to drop another inch or two of rain on some parts of the south today. anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> we love nevada. we love nevada. thank you. overnight. three wins in a row now from donald trump who garnered nearly nevada.
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with the overnight drops. >> brandon: christa, that's right. donald trump won the nevada caucuses hands down, taking him one step closer to the republican nomination. donald trump has 46% with all precincts reporting. marco rubio edged out ted cruz for second place with 24%. cruz came in third with 21%. ben carson and john kasich rounded out the top five. in typical fashion, the donald didn't hold back in his victory speech. >> we won the evangelicals. we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. and you know what i really am happy about, because i've been saying it for a long time, 46% with the hispanics. 46%. number one with hispanics. >> brandon: last night's results are raising trump's hopes he can win next week in texas, ted cruz's state where cruise leads by just eight
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cruz says that's the only one that can knock trump from the top. >> one week from today will be the most important night of this campaign. one week from today it's super tuesday. >> brandon: rubio pulled out a second-place finish in nevada, but in the senator's home state of florida, it's trump who again is leading in the polls. rubio didn't even give a speech last night. in fact, he wasn't even in nevada. his campaign choosing to move forward and focus on super tuesday. in the newsroom, brandon gunnoe, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: brandon, thank you. the democrats up next. on saturday their hold their primary down in south carolina. and then it's on to super tuesday. it's coming up already next week with several contests for both parties including here in massachusetts. >> sarah: also this morning, weymouth police say this driver was so drunk he fell flat on his face during his sobriety test. they say that man created a chain-reaction crash that seriously injured a pedestrian.
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weymouth with what we've learned about the driver. vicki? >> victoria: what we've learned is that police say he was drunk, and they say he was high. he's in the hospital this morning as is that pedestrian who has life-threatening injuries. witnesses say they couldn't believe when they saw the accident and they couldn't believe when they saw the field sobriety test. cell phone video shows a drunk driving suspect falling flat on his face during a field sobriety test. this video taken moments after a someone walking on the street with life-threatening injuries. >> it looked like a war zone. it looked pretty bad. >> victoria: police say this man, 51-year-old thomas mahon was behind the wheel. they say he was drunk and high. right in front of monahan's marina. the owner says as one of his employees was pulling out, a van was barreling down the breakdown lane.
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in reverse, but he got hit. >> victoria: as the two cars collided, police say 39-year-old man was walking by. they say the suspect's out-of-control car then crashed into him. >> threw him up on the van's window and knocked him over to here where he landed on the ground. he had severe facial lacerations and he was in pain. both his shoes were knocked off. >> victoria: so that pedestrian at last check remains with life-threatening injuries. brought to the hospital. it's unclear at this point how that will affect his first appearance before a judge, if it will delay it at all. and there is also the man who was driving that second car. he was brought to the hospital. he's expected to be okay. live this morning in weymouth, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning police in brookline warning people to be on alert after several recent burglaries. they say six homes have been burglarized in the past week. investigators say the thieves are breaking in through back doors and windows, usually
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they're taking jewelry and electronics. police suggest putting outside lighting on in the evening. >> christa: also today the naacp and other groups are planning to ask the u.s. justice department to now investigate allegations of racism at boston latin school. the boston branch of the naacp also announcing it will launch its own investigation after the boston school department closed its case. an internal review found a case involving a student threatened with a reference to lynching was mishandled, but all others were dealt with appropriately. the civil rights group also wants the school's headmaster to step down. and in a letter to the school community last night, headmaster lynne mooney-teta apologized, writing in part, "while i'm optimistic that the dialogue begun over the past few weeks will lead to a more respectful and welcoming racial climate at our school, i deeply regret we did not begin such conversations earlier." >> sarah: state senator brian joyce says he won't be running for reelection this year. joyce's law office was raided by f.b.i. and i.r.s. last week.
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they're looking into. he's been penalized for ethics violations in the past, specifically for using campaign money for his son's graduation party. joyce tweeted out a statement that reads in part, "i have worked hard for milton and achieved results while always trying to abide by the rules. i will continue to work hard for milton and all of the district but will not seek reelection." clyde brown elementary school in millis will be closed again today as concerns continue over the air quality. the results of tests taken earlier this week won't be taken until today. initial results found traces of chemicals above allowable levels. officials say testing was done after complaints of a strange smell and mold in parts of the building. >> christa: still ahead, the mystery behind a missing mom from holbrook. her family wondering why she didn't pick up her son from day care. >> sarah: people sounding off about apple's battle with the f.b.i.
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techies on the phone fight. >> what's going on? how you doing tonight? >> christa: and carrie underwood rocking the garden last night. but it's what she did before her show that made some very special fans pretty happy. >> chris: any snow we had last night went over to freezing rain and rain, and this morning just wet roads inside 495. a few slick spots west of 495. temperatures close to the freezing mark in this pink shaded area out through worcester county, but all of us above freezing this afternoon as temperatures will continue to climb. in fact, many of us overnight tonight climbing into the 50s. more on that forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. it's a very slow drive on 93 southbound here from 128 into boston. the same if you're headed into town on the expressway from braintree into boston. over half an hour, as well. if you're taking the commuter rail this morning, we do have some delays on the providence-stoughton line and on
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>> christa: dark and dreary morning out there to start. >> sarah: my goodness. wow. >> christa: look at that! we're just socked in here. we have school delays to tell you about this morning. it things like things are more intense weather-wise the further west you go. >> sarah: let's send it over the. >> chris: with more on that. >> chris: hey, sarah, that's right. slick spots west of 495. framingham about an inch of snow last night. hopkinton about an inch. worcester about half inch. boston and taunton traces. if you got the coating of snow across eastern mass last night, long gone this morning with temperatures well above the freezing mark and closing in on 40 in boston. 41 gnashfield. worcester at 31, orange at 32. we have temperatures close to freezing if not below it still
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so some secondary roads with some slick spots this morning, and some of the school delays coming on in, especially across northern west county. not a lot of frozen precipitation, but a little freezing rain, enough to give you a few slick spots this morning. we'll watch the icy spots. we'll call it fair travel throughout the day overall. even into this afternoon into this evening with rain being the main issue. rain, a lot of road spray, that will slow you down. you know the drill at this stage in the game. wet roads equals a longer morning commute and an evening commute for a lot of us. watch the temperature trend as we go throughout the day. this afternoon, i'd say mid-30s maybe at best, mid to upper 30s west of 495. but boston into the mid-40s. and we start sinking into the low 50s by late day down through southeastern mass. then we go through the course of the overnight hours tonight. yes, this is tonight. temperatures surging into the 50s on the southerly wind. that southerly wind also wringing in scattered downpours and strong gusty winds in terms
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through southeastern mass. travel today, the only big storm across the east coast. west coast is quiet. this will be a potent storm with some heavy snow on the back side of it through portions of the midwest. the focus today of the severe weather and the highest risk of tornadoes is back through the carolinas, especially north carolina up that 95 stretch right through raleigh, up in toward norfolk, virginia, where you see the yellow shade and the black lines. this is a highest risk of bigger tornadoes later on this afternoon. so this again is a severe weather producer. i don't expect severe thunderstorms, but we may get some rumbles of thunder overnight tonight as the warm air and the downpours surge in. with the winds gusting at times 40 to 60mph, especially down through southeastern mass, may have some minor free damage and some power outages there. rainfall totals about an inch to an inch and a half with this. and the bulk of that rain falling again late today, tonight into early tomorrow morning. here are some of those peak gusts, 45 to 5 plus as we work
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in terms of today, showers, out throughout the day. we don't get much of a break here. but we do get a break as we go into the weekend. saturday. it's a cool start saturday morning, but overall the weekend looking good. sunday afternoon back to near 50. >> christa: okay a morning to roads. take your time. here's danielle gersh. out there. this is the expressway. it's a slick drive in, a she drive. go to the maps from braintree to boston on the expressway northbound. an hour. so south of town, we also have some slowing on route 24 as you approach 128, and then on 95 as you approach 128, as well. let's head to the pike. the pike looking pretty good this morning from framingham ul the way into boston. 93 southbound, another slow drive from andover and then 128 into boston on 93 southbound, you can see all thread. so you're crawling. morning. let's take a look at these drive head out the door. half an hour on the expressway from braintree into boston.
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12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive is half an hour, over half an hour, as well. if you're taking "t" on the commuter rail, we have some delays on the providence-stoughton line and also on the lowell line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: the battle between apple and f.b.i. hits boston. a rally held here and in cities across the country showing support for the phone giant. 7's kris anderson back now with what people are saying. kris? >> kris: some people aren't happy. the rally outside the apple store on boylston street wasn't a big rally. only about 12 people participated, but they did have a clear message for federal investigators. >> it's not just about our civil liberties. people gathered outside the apple store on boylston street tuesday to show support for the tech company. similar rallies were held across the u.s. to show support as apple refuses to help the government unlock an encrypted iphone. >> people are extremely concerned about what the f.b.i. is asking apple to do.
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phone. >> kris: the phone belonged to syed farook, a shooter in san bernardino. >> kris: last week a federal judge ordered apple to create software to access the pass code of the locked phone. the company refused. facebook mark zuckerberg support's apple's stance. >> i don't think requiring back doors will be an effective way to increase security or is really the right thing to do. >> kris: but boston police commissioner bill evans says officers could also benefit from such technology. >> we have crimes all the time where the data from the cell phone is helpful to us. i have one particular homicide right now where we can't get access to a phone. >> kris: the director of the f.b.i. said this isn't about trying to get a precedent, but those who attended tuesday's rally just don't believe it. >> it may be used on this device, it will be used on everybody's device in no time. >> kris: the legal battle here is far from over. in fact, apple plans on filing a
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live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: still ahead, this might amaze you, maybe even creep you out a little bit. i don't know. the boston dynamic robot that is wowing the web with its abilities coming up. >> sarah: and big papi beginning his farewell tour. what he's saying about his
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. david ortiz at red sox spring training speaking publicly for the first time since announcing he will retire after this season and in the leaving the door open for another season after this one. ortiz saying he's "ready to pass the torch." at age 40 ortiz says he looked
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rest of the players were all 20, and that's why he's ready to retire. big papi enters his 14th and final season with the red sox with 503 career home runs, 27th all-time, and just 18 behind ted williams who is tied for 19th all time. while he wasn't emotional, he was reflective. >> even when i got to the big leagues, you never expected to be in the mix with those guys. all of a sudden toward the end of your career, your name starts, you know, people start comparing your name and numbers with those legendary. and from the outside you look at yourself and who look at the whole picture. you realize, wow, you know, it's been an unbelievable journey. >> joe: and claude julien giving the bruins the day off yesterday to clear their heads and rest up after another loss on their home ice. they'll try it again tonight hosting sidney crosby and the penguins. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> sarah: all right. still ahead, one tough dog going viral.
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taking the internet by storm. >> reporter: and a mom from holbrook missing for more than a day now. the clue police are working with coming up. >> christa: the kind of car crash you don't see every day, a collision that literally takes
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>> sarah: breaking news. deadly tornadoes hit the south. they're searching for survivors and assessing the damage. >> and a mystery behind a missing mom. why she never picked up her child at day care. >> sarah: a driver slams into a house and it comes crashing down. >> christa: and a celebrity surprise at the garden. >> i like your dresses and your shoes. >> christa: carrie underwood making some special fans happy. >> and this morning the robot made in boston that has everyone talking. >> this is 7news "today in new
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>> christa: the robot looks like he had a few too many. stumbling ash. -- around. >> sarah: pretty cool. >> christa: it was. >> sarah: good morning. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. leave early today because the roads are wet. it may snarl traffic. there's a wet scene on the roadways. chris, as you're tracking this, the further west you go you're saying there may be freezing rain, as well. >> chris: yeah. i think it's an issue on the side roads and the back roads. the main roads okay. a winter weather advisory is in place until noontime essentially west of 495678 then we watch southeastern mass for the high wind watch in police for tonight through 8:00 p.m. tomorrow evening for winds gusting 40 to 60mph. a wide range of weather to go through here over the next 24 hours. 31 in worcester. 39 in boston. east of 495, there's in freezing issues out there, with temperatures well above the freezing mark. however, still some patches of freezing drizzle and freezing rain across worcester county.
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worcester up into fitchburg, outer route 2 back into athol. that's the area i do expect some icy spots on the secondary roads and the driveways through mid to late morning at least. otherwise scattered showers, areas of fog and drizzle throughout the day. temperatures trending to the milder side by this evening, a lot of us well into the 40s if not lower 50s showing up across southeastern mass. the theme this evening and overnight tonight will be the downpour, the strong southerly winds and the mild air all of us surging into the 50s overnight tonight, and starting off tomorrow morning. about 24 hours to go with this system before we begin to dry it out. the weekend overall looking good right now, more on that seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's a look at 39 through somerville headed into boston. this is a very slow drive back to 128. let's go to the maps. now you can see all red from 128 into boston on 93 southbound. so that is a slow drive. you are crawling. route 1 not looking too bad this
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the expressway from braintree into boston over half an hour northbound on the expressway. that's slow drive, as well. slowing on route 3 as you approach 128. we also have some back-up on route 24 approaching 128 and on route 95 as you can see there. the pike looking pretty good, though, from framingham inbound into boston. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. half an hour from braintree into boston on the expressway. no delays on the pike into town from 128, just 12 minutes there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive over half an hour. if you're taking "t," we have delays on the providence-stoughton line on the commuter rail and on the lowell line. back to you, guys. >> christa: top stories this morning. a series of tornadoes devastating parts of the south. one storm damaged homes and cars in pensacola, florida. no serious injuries have been reported there, but the storm system is being blamed for killing at least three people in louisiana and mississippi. heavy rain is expected to fall
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cell phone video showing man falling to the ground during a field sobriety test in weymouth. police say he was drunk and under the influence of drugs when he caused the chain-reaction crash. this was on tuesday afternoon. a 389-year-old man who was just walking on the sidewalk was also hit and seriously injured in that crash, as well. donald trump winning big out in nevada. this is his third straight victory in the republican race for the white house. marco rubio taking second, just barely edging out ted cruz. votes still left to be counted there. democrats have their primary in south carolina coming up saturday. >> sarah: right now the search is on for this woman. she's from holbrook. her husband reported her missing when she never picked her son up at day care. 7's jennifer eagan is live with what police are doing to find her. jen? >> jennifer: well, sarah, no one has heard from this mom since monday afternoon. police were following the pings from her cell phone. they hit a tower in connecticut,
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shut off. more than a day now. the clue police are working with coming up. >> she can come home safely. that's all that matters. >> jennifer: police say judy sales left her job in taunton and was supposed to pick up her son at day care but never showed up. detectives spent hours at the family's home yesterday meeting with sales' husband. he tells 7news he reported her missing. what happened that made you think something was strange? >> it's complicated. >> jennifer: police say sales was last seen driving a white toyota camry with the license plate 19tn38. detectives tracked sales' cell phone to connecticut but say it's since been turned off. >> they're still working on it. i got to let them do their job. >> jennifer: so a lot of people out there looking for this mom. her husband says he does not know why she would be in
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live in holbrook this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new clues now as the search continues for a missing man from the town of harvard. boston police dive teams and boats were out on the water behind north station on tuesday. police say they have survey violence video that shows the 22-year-old walking in that same area the night that he disappeared. zachary marr was out celebrating his birthday at the bell in hand tavern here in boston. he went outside to smoke and cigarette and never came back inside. that was more than a week ago. he hasn't been seen since. a minivan crashing into a car. the man who saw the accident ran over to help and see if the driver was okay. nobody inside the house was hurt. the driver was taken to thing hospital. >> christa: singer carrie underwood surprising some very special fans before rocking out at the t.d. garden last night. a it a little bit too much underwood performing in front of a sold-out somehow. before hitting the stage, she met with a local military family. boots. >> show her your boots. show.
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share their story with you. >> christa: coast guard officer aaron van heismanen and his family got to meet with the country single. they were also given a trip to new york for a special private concert, as well. >> it's about giving back. i was excited to be able to get involved and it's such an easy thing for me to do to get to meet some really incredible people and have them at our shows and put on an extra show. it's just... i try to do things wherever i can to say thank you. >> there are so many emotions going on. my biggest emotion is that my family gets to enjoy this. and we get to enjoy it together. this is like a memory that we'll be able to share. >> christa: so nice. the family was chosen through group that raises money to support military family across the country. >> sarah: i love the little girl, their matching outfits and boots. >> christa: they look star struck. >> sarah: yeah. still ahead, an update to the story of a little boy found wandering the streets of dorchester. what he says he went looking for
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>> christa: and new sox pitcher david price talking about his bitter history with david ortiz. you prescribe surprised by what he said, though. >> sarah: plus an airport guard dog that's a real cool dude. he's got the goggles, the gear and more. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway. over 30 minutes from braintree to boston this morning heading into town on the expressway from the south. if you're coming into town from the north on 93 southbound, it's over half an hour from 128 into boston. on that route, as well. if you're taking the "t" on the commuter rail, we have delays on the providence stoughton line and the lowell line. we'll be right back. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her life's work has been about breaking barriers.
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>> sarah: here are some stories that are trending online. here's one tough dog. piper works for wildlife control at an airport. he first gained fame online in april when people learned of his job at the airport. now there is a new video gaining him attention. piper broke his toe after jumping out of his handler's car. he has a patch on his back that reads "lady killer." >> christa: is he wearing dog tag, too? how cool is he? this is very funny.
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pennsylvania found a creative way the pass the time during a stoppage in play. wondering why they're sitting on the ice in they're playing duck-duck-goose, of course. they started playing the game over the weekend. unruly fans. ice. police removed the fans. they went on with the game and in one got an eye poked out. that's good. goat? a local man comes across an unusual sight. it was out in oxford at home depot. john miller took this video, posted it on facebook. yes, it's been viewed about 100,000 times. the owner of this pet goat i guess told miller he was in the store for about ten minutes and in that time the pet goat turned on his hazard lights, got into some food in his car and went to the bathroom right in the driver's seat. maybe don't have the pet goat, people. >> christa: or if you do have a bet goat, don't leave him locked in a car like that, right? >>
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>> christa: some cruelty there. at least crack the window or something. know and go is next with your top stories. we're getting new video into the newsroom of those tornadoes down south. and we have a clearer look now at some of the devastation. there. >> sarah: also the driver facing charges for driving drunk and failing his sobriety test. >> christa: and we'll check out the new boston dynamics robot that has everybody talking today. the third generation nest learning thermostat. it's proven to save energy. even better? if you live in massachusetts, you can get a $100 rebate from your energy provider. get your nest thermostat at best
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>> it's:45, time the know and go. >> kris: developing this morning, the south cleaning up from several deadly tornadoes. >> brandon: breaking overnight, donald trump makes it three straight wins in the republican race. >> reporter: a south shore man being arrested after being accused of being drunk we hide the wheel and causing a dangerous crash. >> reporter: and concern for a local mom who disappeared before she was supposed to pick up her son. 6:45. time to know and go. we have all your days top >> christa: starting things off with a little weather. chris, it seems like this weather doesn't know what it wants to do, snow or rain. everything. snow last night, over the freezing drizzle and drizzle and the downpours, rumbles of thunder and gusty wind tonight. 31 in worcester right now. the coldest air is along and west of 495. temperatures still close to the freezing mark.
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door, driveway, sidewalks likely slick, maybe even some secondary roads out that way. you have a lot of drizzle, areas of fog around, as well that. will continue to be the same through the morning commute into this afternoon. temperatures this afternoon, warm above freezing into worcester county. we'll get system scattered showers in here, even some scattered downpours tonight. once we break into the mild air overnight tonight, all of us capable of seeing gusty winds and even rumbles of thunder coming in with these scattered downpours. look at this, 7:00 tomorrow morning, the heaviest of the rain off shore, so this is a morning. so it's in and out of here fairly quickly in terms of heavy rain tomorrow morning, but to get there, you have to go through a lot of clouds and a lot of drizzle. showers and downpours overnight tonight. about an inch to an inch and a half of rain. the story tonight through tomorrow morning will be the gusty winds, at times gusting 45 to 55mph, even close to 60 southeastern mass. 7 on 7 forecast, keeping the mild air in the 50s during the day tomorrow. then we cool it down for friday into saturday.
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back to near 50 by sunday. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway. it's the slow drive this morning. you can see the roads look slick, too. give yourself extra time as you head out the door this morning. from braintree into boston, that drive is over half an hour. south of town, slowing on route 3 through weymouth, as well, and route 24 and 895, as you approach 128, you can see the red. that indicates some delays, as well. you're slow through framingham on the pike this morning and slow and go on the pike into boston. route 93 from 495 to 128 not too bad. but just before 128 and then into boston, you are crawling. route 1 not looking too bad this morning. take that look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. half an hour on the expressway from braintree to boston, into town on the pike from 128, that drive is over 20 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive over half an hour, as well. now, if you're taking "t" on the
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on the providence-stoughton line and on the lowell line this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: developing right now, the danger of more tornado outbreaks across parts of the mid atlantic and the southeast today. this is after several twisters proved to be fatal and damaging. and at least four southern states. >> sarah: tuesday's storms tore homes apart and ripped roofs through buildings. crews were working into the early morning to look for people possibly trapped under debris. 7's kris and isn't joins us now for some of the damage done. >> chris: heartbreaking images from the video. there the storm system devastated parts of the south. at least three people killed and dozens of others injured as tornadoes ripped across several different states. this is new video in from overnight showing the damage in pensacola, florida. a tornado ripped through that city, overturning some cars, like the ones you see right here. three buildings at an apartment complex severely damaged and thousands in the area left without power. police say there are no reports of serious injuries in pensacola, but emergency crews
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this morning. storm in louisiana destroying an r.v. park, about an hour west of new orleans. destroying some vehicles there, as well. nearly 170 trailers were in the park at the time. they were tossed several feet by the strong winds, at least 30 people in the trailer park were taken to the hospital. some of the victims suffering critical injuries. a gold's jim in prairieville that's right near baton rouge, louisiana, suffering extensive damage. this is cell phone video from inside of that gym. the gym is now missing its roof and one of its walls ripped apart. here's the view from outside of that gym. people were actually inside working out when that storm ripped through the area. they say that they did not see the twister coming until the very last second. one person was also killed by a suspected tornado in mississippi last night. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> we love nevada. we love nevada. thank you. thank you. >> christa: >> sarah: breaking overnight,
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third victory in a row by taking nearly half the votes in the nevada caucus. 7's brandon gunnoe joins us with numbers and strange remarks from trump on stage. >> brandon: donald trump now one step closer to the republican nomination with all precincts reporting, trump has 46%. marco rubio edged out ted cruz for second place with 24%. cruz came in third with 21%. and ben carson and john kasich far behind. in typical fashion, like you say, the republican front-runner didn't hold back in his victory speech. >> we won the evangelicals. we won with young. we won with old. we won highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> brandon: he loves the poorly educated. trump also pointed out he won with hispanic voters. marco rubio pulled out a second-place finish in nevada. he was back home in florida where trump holds a lead in the polls.
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in texas, ted cruz's state, where the senator leads by eight points. as republicans watched the nevada returns come in, democrats hit them on the issue of race at cnn's south carolina town hall. bernie sanders courted the minority vote. he also hit rival hillary clinton over her paid speeches to wall street, demanding that she releasing the transcripts. clinton said she would if everybody else does it, including the g.o.p. candidates. now, the democrats hold a primary in south carolina on saturday. then it's on to super tuesday for both parties with several contests including right here in massachusetts. a recent poll shows trump with a big lead here in massachusetts while sanders and clinton are in a dead heat. in the newsroom, brandon gunnoe, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a disturbing scene to report in weymouth, police say this driver was so drunk he could not even stand. he falls to the ground courage a field sobriety test and they say the same man created a chain-reaction crash that seriously injured another man
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let's head out the 7's victoria warren in weymouth with more for us. vicki? >> victoria: that pedestrian we're told has life-threatening injuries. the suspect, he's facing some very serious charges. we have this cell phone video, and in the cell phone video, you see police giving this man a field sobriety test and then he falls over face first right on to the concrete. all of this after this very serious accident. we have sky7 video from over the scene. it was described as chain-reaction crash. witnesses say this van was just barreling down. the breakdown lane, hit another car and then ended up hitting this pedestrian, sending the pedestrian flying into the air. we spoke with some witnesses and they tell us that they could not believe what they were seeing. >> hit the pedestrian. threw them up on the van's window and knocked them over here where he landed on the ground. the man was obviously intoxicated. okay. he was giving the police hard
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he was arguing with them. >> victoria: that man was arrested. he was brought to the hospital. he will go before a judge at some point. it's unknown if that will be this morning because he was brought to the hospital. as for the pedestrian, the pedestrian had life-threatening injuries. at last check he remained in the hospital. and the driver of that other car involved, he also went to the hospital. we're told he's expected to be okay. live this morning in weymouth, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: family in holbrook is hoping to find a missing mother who never showed up to pick her son up at day care. judy sales was last seen on monday when she left her job in taunton. she was driving a white toyota camry. her cell phone was tracked to connecticut monday night. it has since been turned off. if you have any information, please call holbrook police. >> christa: new this morning, walpole police are looking for two people accused of placing a skimmer on an a.t.m. at a cumberland farms over the weekend. police are releasing surveillance of the pictures
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recognize them. on twitter they say this case appears related to a similar crime in attleboro. now, we showed you these pictures from two cumberland farms in that area. police are asking anyone with any information to go ahead and contact them. >> sarah: new this morning, police in brookline washing people to be on alert after several recent burglaries. six homes have been burglarized in the past week. investigators say the thieves are breaking in through back doors and windows, usually during evening hours. they're taking jewelry and electronics. police suggest putting outside lighting in the evening. >> christa: state senator brian joyce say he will not run for reelection this year. joyce's law office was raided by the f.b.i. and the i.r.s. last week. but the feds say... won't say what they're looking into exactly. however, the mitton democrat has been penalized in the past for ethics violation, specifically for using campaign money for his season's graduation party. see that four-year-old boy
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we brought you this yesterday. he's back home this morning. police say the boy left his home early yesterday because he wanted to go to the store and get some chocolate. officers later took the child to the hospital as a precaution. and right now no charges are expected to be filed in that case. >> sarah: david ortiz and david price are putting their rivalry behind them now that they're teammates. the two davids share a hug and a high-five down in fort myers on monday. it was a far different image than what we've seen from these two in the past. the two have exchanged heated words. a fight nearly broke out on the field when price threw at ortiz and other sox players in 2014. now price says he's extremely thankful that ortiz reached out with him to a hug. >> being hire the last two weeks, waking up and driving to the field, is he going to be in the clubhouse when i walk? whenever i walk in the food room, will he be in there? i get done working out, is he going to be in the clubhouse? what do i do? i don't know what to do?
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him reaching out to me, that was... it felt good. >> sarah: price says he didn't feel like he was truly part of the red sox until he shared that moment with big papi. >> christa: we have some must-see video this morning. boston dynamics showing off its new robot called atlas. and in this video, he's losing his balance. he's got the drunken sailor walk going, but really regains his composure. >> oh, oh, oh. >> christa: almost went down. there atlas can also pick up boxes, even when they get moved around. and he gets one knocked down. he gets right back up. this is an improvement from oh, look. >> sarah: that's just mean. robots, too. by the way, he's about five feet nine, weighs 180 pounds. i don't know, chris. is he doing any moving this weekend. we're sending the robot, no help from us? >> just don't push him down back there. at least you know you can car try boxes.
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southeastern mass today. showers and drizzle today. downpours on wednesday night. >> christa: all right. be careful on the roads, we're living in a very competitive global economy, and if we are going to succeed, we need the best-educated workforce in the world. we should be making public colleges and universities tuition-free. we're going to pay for it with a tax
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the taxpayers of this country bailed out wall street. it is time for them to start helping the middle class of this country. i'm bernie sanders
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good morning. three-peat. >> we're winning, winning, winning. >> donald trump cruises to victory in nevada, his third presidential race. super tuesday is a week away and he's ahead in nearly every state. does he thinkhe nomination is his to lose? we'll talk to him live. tornado outbreak. >> it's crossing the road. look at that! >> a string of twisters across the south, entire neighborhoods wiped out. the damage stretching from louisiana to florida. at least three people killed, more than 30 others injured.

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