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you can see the tracr trailer over there in the median, in the woods. police say they expect heavy traffic delays because of this right now there is no word on the cause of the crash but quite a bit after damage to that vehicle. breaking news from the mbta where the board has voted to end late night service on weekends. the time buses and trains will now leave 90 minutes earlier on fridays and saturdays no. word on when the service will officially end. of course we'll follow that for you. >> anchor: turning now to super tuesday. g.o.p. candidates are making their final push across the country as they face high stakes tomorrow. on democratic side hilary clinton and bernie sanders are pounding the pavement right here in massachusetts. clinton now hoping to build on her momentum from her victory in . >> anchor: meanwhile, bonnie sanders is making a time push to close the gap between him and hillary. dan hausle live with more on the campaign trail. dan? >> reporter: bernie sanders minute. massachusetts not one of the biggest prides on supertuesday
heading here just hours before the polls opened. let's have a great victory in massachusetts and then if i'm so forth natural enough to be your nominee, i will take on whichever republican they nominate . hilary clinton in boston this afternoon whipping up the overflow crowd outside the old south meeting house an inside as well. clinton spending most of her time taking aim at republicans . we reject the kind of mean-spirited necessary the demagoguery, the bigotry, that is being pedestrian old by the republican candidates . >> reporter: she did take a could you evansville shots at primary opponents, senator bernie sander . one of my big differences with my own, he voted against the brady bill five type. voted for some really unfortunate legislation like giving immuny to the gun makers and sellers . >> reporter: sand, warmed up for his bay state appearance with a rally in minnesota and he too focused on republicans especially the g.o.p.
we will defeat mr. trump because the american people understand and always have that love trumps hatred . sanders an sifts he is the best democrat for that job . polls go up and polls go down of i aam not a great believer in polls. when you look at some of the national polls and a variety eave state wood polls we are already ahead of trump and in some cases pretty far ahead of him. but polls also seem to show sander trailing hilary clinton here in the bay state. if he can come closer even win here it would be a big win for the campaign. live in boston, dan hausle, 7 news. >> anchor: on the republican side the drama continues to heat up between the candidate there. donald trump is in hot water after his controversial response to having klu klux klan support. so let's go over to brandon gunnoe for more on the g.o.p. race. brandon? trump did immediately condemn the kkk during an inter interview over the weekend. then later said there was a
it's getting ugly where anything is fair between truffle and rubio right now. with less than 24 hours until supertuesday donald trump is crushing the polls. but he is not slowing down in insitting rubio every chance he gets. then i have to listen to a little guy like rubio say he is a conman. he is a conman. it's so insulting and he had no choice. i guess he had to come one something because he is getting cream in the polls . friends doesn't let friends vote for conartists . he is throwing just as many insults as the donald. the for from florida holding five events in four states today. unlike donald trump who won't tell you where he stands on these issues because he doesn't care where he stands on these issues. to him it's we'll figure it out . >> reporter: supertuesday can make or break a canned day of a lot of delegates are up for grabs in more then a dozen states in total 595 republican delegates are at stake.
clinch the g.o.p. nomination. the playground insults though may be all for nothing. a new poll shows trump with 49% among republicans. rubio isn't even close. senator ted cruz feels if he can just win his home state of texas it's a two man race between him and trump. i am confident we are going to have a very good day in texas tomorrow. we have tremendous support here. we have seen texans come together. >> anchor: the time push isn't over yet. trump is about to start a rally in georgia and any minute while rubio has three more states on his schedule tonight. in the newsroom, brandon gun oh, 7 news . >> anchor: we'll have all of the super tuesday coverage for you on 7 nbc tomorrow night. "nightly news" is expanding to an hour to cover supertuesday and nbc will also have a 10:00 p.m. election special and of course we'll have a full recap of the day on 7 news at 11:00 and as voters voice their choice on supertuesday stay with 7 news
get the latest results by logging on to our web site whdh.com or by using our 7 news mo boil and tablet apps . this time i ask you to please join me in a moment of silence. >> anchor: a day of remembrance for a police officer with ties to merrimack, new hampshire. the officer was ambushed while responding to a domestic shoot shooting in virginia. she was killed on her first day on the job. steve cooper live in merrimack where the community continues to steve? there is real a deep sense of sadness all over town today including here at the police department. you can see the black bunting that was put in place late this afternoon as officers honor a hometown hero. a cruiser and a contingent of per plaque, new hampshire police officers including the chief heading to virginia now for the funeral of a fallen comrade . it's such a tragedy. not only because she was a law enforcement officer but because the close connection here in
>> anchor: ashley a 2005 graduate of merrimack high school was shot and killed in prince william copy over the weekend responding it a domestic disturbance call with two other officers also shot but are expected to survey of the 28 28-year-old had just been sworn in hours earlier and was working her first shift. really doesn't matter if it's police officer here, locally regiony or across the country a little piece of us dies with every police officer that is struck dunn and kill in the line of duty . >> anchor: after a court appearancier today ronald hamilton is nowing held without bail charged with capitol murder and the mud of his wife. court records show the army staff sergeant has admitted to the deadly rampage . this time, i ask you to please join me in a moment of silence . >> anchor: students and staff pause for a moment of silence at the start of school remembering a young woman who loved life and was dedicated to serving the public .
off an commit a life to public service to be taken down on her very first day is simply beyond imaginable. >> anchor: members of this department will be in virginia tomorrow for the officer's wake and for her funeral they say whatever it takes offer their granite state show of support. tonight. steve cooper, 7 news. >> anchor: congressman stephen lynch held a rail security summit in boston today raising concerns about the decline in federal funding for the regional rail system. governor charlie baker and mayor marty walsh joined lynch at the summit which focused on ways to enhance and expand transit security in massachusetts. we cannot eliminate every danger but we can do much better than we're doing right now. >> anchor: lynch said they are looking for the best security practices for the entire rail system. meanwhile, ba officials say despite the drop in their projected deficit they are still considering two plans which could raise fares by as much as
a hike they say is needed to reduce billions in maintenance backlogs . >> anchor: coming up on 7 news, the underdog takes the trophy. the boston based spotlight wins top honorors at the academy a awards. tom brady is in it for the long haul. detail on his big signing with the pats . >> reporter: if you are look for a way to lose weight and keep it off there are plenty of places you can turn . maybe you weren't counting on a major campus lab looking into the science of staying slim slim. we'll have details tomorrow morning on 7 news today in new england.
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>> anchor: a pay movie with local ties stealing the spotlight you can say at the academy awardment newspaper drama spotlight earned the top trophy going home with the prize for best picture. the movie debyed the investigation of course turning the catholic church sex abuse scandal . >> anchor: producers of the movie say last night's award means more for the survivors than it does for makers of that film. spotlight . >> anchor: the title described the moment. the newspaper drama based on "boston globe"'s investigation into the catholic church sex abuse scandal took home best picture sunday night . this film gulf a voice to survivors and this oscar amplifies that voice which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the vatican.
celebrated the win alongside the local journalists portrayed in the film. matt carol took to twitter after the win sailinging congrass, my alter ego in spotlight movie. yeah, oscar, oscars 2016. monday morning the "boston globe" ran a full page thank you to those who worked on the film and to their colleagues. the film also received praise from boston mayor marty walsh who said the win was well- well-deserved . i commend the recorders that were part of that series that were able to bring light to this and basically address the things that happened in the church to a lot of people and i award last night >> anchor: so spotlight also took home the first award of the night for best original screenplay. great movie and important message in that too. >> anchor: all the way around. i was at a watch party and the >> anchor: that's awesome >> anchor: a cool thing. we have some nice weather out there too. . >> reporter: it sure was. record warmth today a little
the forecast for the week is up next. >> reporter: coming up next in 7 sports the n.h.l. trade deadline as passed and louis ericson is still a bruin. why is he still a bruin? that's next in 7 sports. do you think when you are president you'll be paid as... much as if it were a man- male...
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>> anchor: i know, it's great might as well celebrate with warm weather . >> anchor: temperatures made the 60's this afternoon. more sun tomorrow, but we're not heading for the 60's tomorrow. cooler, seasonable with temperatures tomorrow lower 40's 40's. next storm this week is wednesday but like all the others this winter, that's not nothing but warm air so that will be rain so then this especially it turns colder by the end week. boston this afternoon tied a record of 64. worcester you beat it by one of the old record 56 you made it to 5 . local this the last day of meteorological winter december 1 to february 29. 35 days where the temperature was at least 50 degrees and like today there were several days where it was even warmer than that. unreal. unreal. so this was the, this will likely go into the books as the second warmest winter on record for the city of boston. right now the lower 50's, the city at 52. bedford at 50 degrees. there is colder air on the maps is legitimate up here. this is arctic air but this is not heading our way.
you see these temperatures here montreal and buffalo in the 30's 30's. that's behind another cold front front. that will come into new england late tonight. so we had one come through this afternoon with clouds an sprinkle but it didn't do much the it locked us from 60's down to the 50's. then the second one that comes through tonight again not arctic air but the numbers will be down into the 30's tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. it a much cooler day tomorrow but again seasonable. temperatures tomorrow we should be talking about reaching the lower 40's and the first of march and that happens with mostly sunny skies. election day tomorrow super supertuesday lots of sunshine through the day. roads quiet, roads are dry. so go do yourselfic duty with clouds on the increase tomorrow evening. that's in advance of your next storm system in here wednesday morning but again warm with temperatures wednesday morning in the middle fifties and then cold air will charge in behind afternoon. so we'll go from the 50's wednesday morning down into the 30's by wednesday evening and this cold is not going anywhere
it will stay with us for the end of the week thursday and friday. high temperatures on thursday may briefly reach 32 and then on friday only in the upper 30's. again normal high is 41. snow this week? well, there might be a couple of snow flurries on friday. right now i think there is a storm that passes to the south of new england but we'll watch it for you. and perhaps another round of some snow flurries or snow showers on sunday afternoon. see you at 11:00 with an you date. this season will be his 17ths a patriot. the longest tenure of anyone in franchise history and tom brady isn't going anywhere any time soon. the four time super bowl champion reortedly agreeing to an extension that would keep him in foxboro for an even two decades. that deal first reported by espn runs through 2019 when brady would be 42 years old. he is showing no signs of slowing down.
the exceptions in 2015 and brady brady's extension should help structure. he has a team high 15 million dollar cap hit this coming season and the pats could use any extra space to work out extensions with jamie collins, dante hightower and malcom butler among others. the n.h.l.'s trade deadline came and went to 3:00 p.m. and when the dust settled louis ericson still a bruin. b's making a pair of minor moves neither involving the impending free agent. here we go. ericson stays put and in separate deals with the devils and hurricanes the bruins pick up forward lee stempniak and john michael for a combined four draft picks. 7's trey daerr reporting live where don sweeney just spoke happen. tre? joe, you summed it up well. the trade dead lynn pretty much a dud for the bruins. kind of a here have these picks type men it willy from boston. four future draft sections spent
most importantly no movement on louis ericson who is free to walk at season's end. the deal had to be right. it has to be right for this organization for me to do that. that's what i have been entrust entrusted to do and i will continue to do that and for me louis ericson is an important part of what we're doing now to be in a position we're in. it could be also for an extended deal. it works in conjunction with our bigger outlook of our organization going forward. and what we're trying to do here here. >> reporter: don sweeney he added to a bruins team he feels can get to and win in the play playoffs. john mikhail lyles hopefully add adding department to a bruins defense that has been suspect at best as of late. reporting live inside td garden, . >> reporter: let the games begin even though grapefruit league action doesn't start until wednesday.
the annual college doubleheader against boston college and northeastern. the big story hanley ramirez getting his first game action at first base health pretty unevent uneventful afternoon took until the third ining to get a ball september his way. he made sure it worked that slow roller also went two for two at the dish. game was scoreless in the fourth 2-1 for mookie that turns on one in a hurry. three run shot over the monster. red sox beat boston college 6-0 the time of dave dombrowski checking out another first base option in game two against northeastern. travis shaw getting going here and getting the starting going with his first, with the rbi sing e. he had went two for three at the plate a double and two runs batted in. sox top the huskies 8-3 the final. magic sixers dunk contest runner up aaron gordon taking frustrations out on that rim slamming home the long from alfred payton along the baseline
>> reporter: govern from studio 3 b where we're getting ready for supertuesday. donald trump's ear piece explanation about his awkward answer about the kkk. why the answer for those craving for salty, fat foods may be found in your bed. we'll see you later for "nightly news". >> anchor: a nice end of the february month here today. warm out there .
there in february so my as well end it on a good know what are we expecting for the rest of the night? temperature of 52 in boston norwood 51, worcester at 43. fitchburg at 46. we had a could you eclouds and sprinklesier today then skies have cleared out. one more weather system is over here. this is a cool front and this will move through new england later on tonight. i'm not worried about snow showers although there are snow showers with the cool front and behind that front the numbers will head down into the lower 30's by tomorrow morning. there is colder air on the maps and so for tomorrow it is a much cooler day with temperatures tomorrow lower 40's which is actually where we should be for this time of year and then wednesday rain during the morning hours with some sun in the afternoon. 56 will happen during the morning hours and then the numbers will head downhill through the 30's by wednesday evening. much cooler for then of the week thursday and friday. kind rare this winter of temperatures thursday only near 32.
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tonight the klan controversy exploding around donald trump after refusing to condemn the kkk's former leader. what he's saying now and what we found him saying years ago. plus, tensions boil over at trump's rally, and tonight some republican leaders are scrambling to stop him. school shooting emergency. all-out chaos as police say a 14-year-old suddenly opened fire in the cafeteria. taking the stand, an emotional erin andrews tells the jury about her hotel nightmare as a stalker secretly taped her and posted the video for the world to see. craving sleep. a wake-up call tonight for millions struggling to lose