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a close cl when that pole now a new one replaced an old one that came crashing down and sent that officer and another running. officer good and canton sargent paul look over the telephone paul and transformer that came crashing down too -- close for comfort. >> we heard the crack. we turned an rack. >> you looked. you started -- it's like slow motion then you got out of the way. >> reporter: both of you at the same time. >> exactly. >> reporter: the officers were on detail watching cleanup after the storm blue down huge trees in the neighborhood. brought down power lines and brought down two power poles with them. hours later with the officers photoaway a third power pole came down when workers removed a line holding it up. >> i heard them running and yelling and it came down. >> reporter: thank god the power was dead to it. because i don't know what
was live power but it wasn't. the power has been killed up around the corner. so we were lucky. >> reporter: on closer inspection the officers figured the pole was rotted at the base but whatever the cause the incident left them with a lesson learned for the next damage detail. >> didn't expect to be that close to it so, you know, maybe next time we'll get a little farther away. >> reporter: repairs continuing but maybe ten homes remain without power. just saw left for the night. live in canton, dan hausle, 7 news. >> adam: turning to the forecast after a wet start to the day. temperatures soaring. people able to enjoy the warmer temperatures. making you think spring is just around the corner. especially when you lock at the seven-day forecast. >> jadiann: we're wondering how long it'll last. we still know it's cool time of the year. so let's head over to jeremy reiner. he will give us the answer. >> reporter: going back to
of days but we don't have we have another cold front. that is the main event moving through. that is offshore. and this second front moving through, it's not going to night. it's leading to a couple of isolated showers, that is the case this evening. still some wind out there. winds gusting 25, 35 miles an hour, boston gusts to 41. nantucket and new bedford gusting to 40 miles an hour so we have a wind advisory in effect until 7:00 meaning winds occasionally gusting over 40 miles an hour then i think after 7:00 pm, the wind will settle down a little bit. although even overnight through the day tomorrow we'll still have some wind out there and it becomes a chilly wind. wind are out of the southwest. once the second front moves through the winds will shift to the northwest that. will send temperatures downhill. now 50 degrees. we did reach the low 60s very early this morning. for much of the day we hung out in the 50s, but as the second front moves through, it'll allow the colder air, it's bitterly cold.
records. burlington is 39. albany 41. the chilly air moves back in the northeast. temperatures tomorrow seasonal. meaning afternoon highs to upper 30s to around 40. the weekend forecast coming up. >> adam: the storm that hit us overnight packing a punch not just here but across the country. it sparked dozens of tornadoes to south of us and left hundreds o thousands without power. roads shut down, all the way from virginia to new york. the powerful storm system which brought tornadoes to the deep south tuesday barreled into the northeast overnight. in pennsylvania, 50 homes damaged. high winds brought down branch, toppled trees and left thousands without power. >> our traffic peen is wrapped around the -- trampoline is wrapped around the telephone pole. >> reporter: those gusts are blamed for knocking over a tractor trailer and snarling traffic on the george washington bridge. the world's busiest.
more than 20 tornado warnings, more than just year alone in one day and it's only february. virginia took a deadly punch. two men and a toddler died wednesday when they were' tossed 300 yards from a trailer. >> i that saw the roof flying every where and what can you do? you snow, you just -- you caught up in it. >> reporter: a man in south carolina killed by a falling tree. >> he was laying down and the tree was on top of him. he was hurt. he was hurt. he was. >> reporter: the storm turned snow across the nation's mid section and in new york and parts of new england thousands of flights delay and cancelled. fueled by the strongest el nino on records leaving thousands of americans wondering which piece to pick up first. a risky rescue off the coast of new york. a coast guard vessel capsized frying to help a fishing vessel that ran aground. that is coming up here on 7 news in about ten minutes from right now. >> jadiann: following
sky 7 over the scene where a car has slammed into a parked van. this is happening right there on mount pleasant avenue. and roxbury. you can see there are police on the scene as they are trying to figure out what happened here. a lot of damage done to the car. no report of any injuries and we'll bring you more details as the story unfolds. >> adam: also on 7 a car slams into a school in springfield. you can see crews at this elementary school, the car smashed into the front of the building. police say the driver had a medical issue which caused her to lose control of the car. she was taken to the hospital. no one else there was injured. >> jadiann: also bad weather is being blamed for a teen tragedy in barry. police say a 17-year-old was driving to school when she lost control of her car on an icy broad. john kukos has reaction from the town. >> reporter: friend say britney was out going and popular. she was a senior and an honor role student at
where she was also a cross country runner. very smart and nice. `she has a lot of friends. >> whenever i saw britney, she was always smiling and the she always looked pretty happy. chefs', she was a good student. >> reporter: it was on her way to school wednesday morning after a two-hour delay too to icy roads, she lost control of her car on tree. police say she was killed. her younger brother a was seriously hurt. >> there was a two-hour delay due to weather conditions and we believe that the roadway was in some spots covered with black ice or some slush. >> no one knew then towards the end of the day people started to find out and people were just crying and they didn't know what to say. >> reporter: right now, family and friends say they're all trying to support each other and the family as they mourn this tragic loss.
>> yes. >> definitely. >> wicked nice. >> yes. i think everyone needs to come together and regardless if you knew her or not. just show your friends and other people that you are there for each other and that never take anything for granted. >> reporter: we're told the family has been with their son at the hospital. in barry john kukos, 7 news. >> adam: sentencing day for a boston firefighter found guilty of stealing taxpayer dollars. the money was meant for the city of boston. kelli o'hara live in boston with more on the sentence he received and to tell us more about all of this. kelley. >> reporter: good evening. he is sentenced to about a three years probation and 750 hours of community service after being found guilty of stealing nearly $50,000 from the city. >> about your alleged crimes? did you take all the --
cameras,est ward sigliano not commenting on his punishment of probation. the firefighter stole tens of thousands of dollars from the city the attorney general's office says and in one case they say he even bought himself a 52-inch tv with city funds. >> this is not any larceny or any procurement fraud. this is larceny and procurement fraud by a public employee invested with the public trust. the evidence in this case shows repeated conduct over multiple years. >> reporter: however the firefighters sat shaking his head during his sentencing clearly disagreeing with the prosecutor said he did. he was an air force veteran who helped out on 9/11 even rescued one firefighter from a burning building. the 46-year-old was a victim of bad politics.
very good man. and this is was a witch hunt >> reporter: you don't think it was a mistake -- did he write the checks? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> reporter: as part of the sentencing he will have to pay back all the money. city says he stole. news. >> adam: new details about a deadly tent collapse in new hampshire. a florida based circus operator is fighting the more than $33,000 in fines proposed by federal safety officials. officials say the company failed to put up the tent properly and ignored severe weather warnings last august. a vermont man and his daughter killed when storms blew down the tent at the lancaster fair grounds. the video of chandler jones' incident outside the foxboro police station will not be leased to the public. william galvin rejected requests for the footage to be released citing jones' privacy.
looking for medical help. after having a reaction to since they haddic marijuana. -- synthetic marijuana. >> jadiann: the f.b.i. is asking apple to unlock an iphone used by the san bernadino terrorist. but today apple asked a federal court to throw out the order. apple is saying that the f.b.i. is seeking dangerous power but the feds are not backing down. the f.b.i. director making his case to congress telling them that he loves privacy but unlocking the san bernadino killer's phone could lead them to other people who could plan similar attacks. >> part of me think that is is great. i don't want anybody looking at my stuff by i step back and i say, you know, law enforcement which i'm part of really does save peoples' lives. >> with lawful court orders read the communications of terrorists, gang bangers, pedophiles, all different kinds of bad people. >> jadiann: apple's ceo says they don't want to
because technology could spread into the wrong hands. he says he will take the issue to the supreme court if necessary. isis is threatening the founders of facebook and twitter. all because of the company's efforts to take down terror related accounts. the group created a video showing pictures of zuckerburg and jack dorsey with bullet holes across their faces. both sites have shut down thousands of isis and the other terror related accounts. >> adam: tonight the republican presidential candidates will face off in texas. this by the way is the 10th time donald trump has proven that he is the one to beat with three win underis belt will you trump fielding criticism from a former governor of massachusetts. >> reporter: as this field narrows the handful of remaining hopefuls are heating things up but trump says if the other candidates attempt to attack him tonight they're in for a
nothing can stop g.o.p. front runner trump. >> we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest. >> reporter: tonight in texas, the other four republican candidates might get their last chance before supertuesday to slow trump's surge. >> we'll be totally prepared. you know people have not done very well against me so far, everybody that attacked me has gone down. >> reporter: marco rubio has been taking shots at trump. something that won't stop on the debate stage. >> the front runner is actually alluded to the facts that he thinks parts of obamacare are pretty good. >> reporter: ted cruz going on the offensive. >> we can't be fooled by p.t. burnam. the time for the clowns and the acrobats under a the dancing bears. >> reporter: mitt romney calling on trump to release his tax returns suggesting there could be a bombshell in there. >> i think there is something there. either he is not near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn't been paying the
>> reporter: trump fired back calling the former governor a fool who is now playing tough guy. romney also took to twitter with a response tweeting me thinks the donald.protest too much. show vote you are your backtaxes with the @what is he hiding, if trump does release his tax returns it won't be any time soon. he will make a decision over the next few months. live in the control room, timmtip, 7 news -- timm -- tim caputo, 7 news. >> adam: at 5:30 a family getting a rude removal. they were' kicked off a flight. why they say the reaction of the other passengers was really unjustified. >> jadiann: some brotherly love, a girl battling cancer spending quality time with her big brother. what he did that is getting a whole lot of attention. >> adam: after a series of car fires police in portsmouth, new hampshire, have arrested two people. >> jadiann: the one to rule them all, tom brady
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>> jadiann: turning back to the wild weather that swept up the east coast. a dramatic rescue in new york today. the storm causing a coast guard vessel to capsize. the crew was trying to help people on a fishing boat that ran aground. >> adam: a initialing boat getting into trouble off the coast of new york. >> they were' getting water over the railing going into the vessel. >> adam: the fisherman on board did all they could but they couldn't stop the 74-foot boat from running aground. >> they were' using punches to pump it over and overtime they floated and this is where they ended up. >> reporter: that is what the coast guard was called in. but what started as a routine rescue turned no even more trouble. the rough waters were no watch for one of the ships sent to help and it capsized in the waves. five coast guard members
swam safely back to shore. a coast guard helicopter from new jersey flew in. crew members lowered ropes and baskets to the ship blow and pulled each fisherman up one at a time and about fires hours after the first call everyone was accounted for. all of the fishermen taken to hospital as a precaution. the capsized coast guard boat, it drifted back to shore. >> jadiann: wow. next on 7 news the patriots having some fun in the offseason as they haled to children's hospital. >> reporter: we're talking about colder temperatures for tomorrow. colder meaning normal temperature force february. >> adam: she is no grumpy cat but she is taking the internet by storm. she with the mush tash, more on how the little kitty survived white the ordeal. 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
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when you go back to the first of the december, the first day of meteorological winter which meteorologist look at the three coldest months of the year we've had 33 days where the temperature has been at 50 or warmer. that's a record. last winter we only had nine days where the temperature was higher than 50 degrees. that all happened in the front half of winter because the back half was cold and snow. here we've 40s and 50s across eastern new england. the air is colder back through toronto and buffalo and pittsburgh going from the 50s down to the 20s, we'll go through another cold front but that will not lead to thunderstorms but what it'll do is send temperatures tomorrow morning for the commute back toed lower 30s. the moving process of moving the warmth out resulting in a clouds and a scattering of showers but the showers are not overwhelming or heavy but there will be a few rain drops out and about across
this storm system right here. that is the front that came blasting through southern new england last evening with the severe thunderstorms. and it has a long history. this started down along the gulf coasts and roared up the eastern seaboard through the have as and the mid atlantic and into new england last night. all the little icons right here indicating where we had wind damage and, i counted these up individual. in massachusetts alone, over 50. those are just the ones reported. i'm sure there were many others that didn't get reported. unreal thunderstorm activity. it's not unusual to have the occasional thunderstorm but last night it's once in every 25-30 years, so winds gusting 25-35 miles an hour. wind advisory south shore, south coast. their wind will fade but westerly 10-15 miles an hour, tomorrow northwest wind 10-20. makes it a much colder day with temperatures tomorrow 36-42.
not that far from normal. 7 on 7 forecast, saturday is a chilly day. especially in the morning. but then look at sunday. boom, right back to the 50s sunday and monday. most of next week first week of march very spring-like. see you in a bit. >> adam: patriots searching up smiles at boston's children's hospital. several players, there is edelman in front. joined hospital staff, they had all the garb on. looked like real chefs. they were' serving pancakes. >> he had opportunities to hand out gifts to the children. edelman there, showing their skills off in the kitchen. the event is part of the new england patriots charitable foundation. trey flowers and pat patriot also flipped flap jacks. edelman loves to be able to put smiles on children's faces. >> these events are awesome.
to do this event a few years back. it's good to be able to come back and do it again and try to put a smile on some of the kids' faces so. it really touches you and it's just a great feeling. >> jadiann: along with the culinary creations the players also signed autographs and every kid got a patriots themed gift. you know that will mean so much to them. >> adam: remember that for a long type. still ahead, the family says they were' kept from their daughter for more than 18 months announcing a lawsuit against boston children's hospital. >> jadiann: new at 6:00 a salem police officer off the job. what officers say he did that has him facing serious
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>> adam: coming up on 5:30 on a thursday, we appreciate you being with us, another hour of 7 news is coming up. >> jadiann: 7 news at 5:30 starts right now. now boston childrens under fire. the family of justina pelletier claiming the hospital made a major miss take. >> reporter: warm air happening on for dear life. >> adam: sharing awn unforgettable moment with the sister he loves. >> he just wanted to give her the memory. >> anchor: a teen picks the perfect day for an emotional high school dance. >> jadiann: a rotten reaction to a boy's allergic reaction. passengers chore as a boy under a his terminally ilfather are kicked off a flight. first at 5:30 breaking news. a firefighter facing
officially charged with raping a child. let's get to tim caputo with details for us. >> reporter: the information just coming in to. a main accord firefighters under arrest charged with raping a child. this incident allegedly happening back in 1991. police say 59-year-old james mcgillvray was arrested earlier today. earlier this month on february 5th he was placed on administrative leave with the fire department as the detentives started an investigation to allegations of the sexual assault of a child. he has been a firefighter in the town since 1986. again arrested at his home earlier today for a charge of raping a child with force. a termination hearing for his role with the fire department will be held in early march according to town officials. as for his criminal case, he will be arraigned in middlesex superior court tomorrow morning. the latest live from the breaking news desk, tim caputo, 7 news. >> jadiann: first at 5:30 a legal battle brews foing