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nominee facing more backlash over his comments about the parents of a fallen soldier. now a massachusetts lawmaker is demanding an apology. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. danielle gersh helping us out once more. chris is away on vacation. >> we have musical roles on "today in new england." if you're getting readyo this morning. you may need it. temperatures off to a cool start. 68 currently in boston. low 60s along the cape and low 60s in worcester. we're watching some showers. most of that shower activity is across western mass. but notice they're tracking east. so i think heading into the morning commute inside 495, you do have a chance to see some of those showers, but as we head into 9:00, 10:00 a.m., that's when that activity will start the taper off.
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weakening as they continue to track east. so as i mentioned, by lunchtime today, 20% chance of rain. by this afternoon we start the dry out and the sunshine is returning. we warm things up throughout the week. more on your forecast coming up. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic. kris anderson back with us. >> kris: good morning, everyone. if you're head out now, great time. no traffic concerns to tell you about. live look at the expressway. things rolling a take a look at the maps. lots of green, which is what we like to see north of the city. as you get closer to boston, some of the yellow and some of the red here is because of construction projects that are going on. they should be clearing up now at any time. somebody into boston from the split to the tunnel, it's only about 11 minutes, 3, 24, 95 connecting with 128, all looking good. same thing on the mass pike as you head in from framingham all the way into boston, other than a little slowdown as you get closer to the city because of
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times if you're headed out right now at about 5:00 a.m. we may not have those drive times. there we do. we have them there. ten-minute split to the tunnel. 120 to 93 and 120 to the zakim will take you about 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: kris, thank you. today a worcester dentist in court accused of facing alarming accusations. >> sarah: a female patient says she was indecently assaulted during a procedure on monday morning. the alleged victim got up and walked out of the office a as she realized what has happened. the dentist has been charged with indecent assault and battery. he will face a judge later this morning. >> christa: happening right now, health officials telling pregnant women to avoid parts of miami as the number of home-grown cases of the zika virus keeps rising. there are now 14 people in florida who have been infected through mosquito bites. all of them have believed to happen in one part of miami. women who have been to miami
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to try children for at least two months. the c.d.c. is sending emergency teams as zika is popping up in other parts of the city, as well. >> sarah: what we're looking at carefully, it is expanding? is there a case beyond this one-mile radius that needs to be looked at? >> most of my patients are anxious. this is their baby that they're talking about. >> christa: the c.d.c. says there will be more people infected with zika who don't even know it because the symptoms can be so mild. despite health officials believe there will not be any major outbreaks here in the u.s. because there is better mosquito control here than in other parts of the world. >> sarah: right now one person is waking up behind bars after this shoot-out in a roxbury neighborhood. the couple inside the car says their g.p.s. led them to take that terrifying turn right into danger. 7's john cuoco is live in roxbury with the latest. >> john: sarah, 48 hours after that video was posted, there was
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footage leads to another suspect. a flurry of gunshots fired in roxbury saturday. one suspect has been arrested while another is still on the loose. >> oh, my god. > john: a couple's g.p.s. led them down the wrong road in this roxbury neighborhood, ending up in the middle of a shoot-out. [gunfire] >> that poor couple in the car, i'm sure, you know, they're still reliving >> john: you can clearly see young men running and firing at each other. police commissioner bill evans spoke candidly, frustrated. the suspect arrested was awaiting trial on a separate open gun case. >> he already has one open gun case, and here he is running around with another gun. >> john: evans says this video was sent out to every officer as a top priority to identify the two men. officers are still tracking that second suspect. the commissioner is confident with the community's help he'll be caught.
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we need the community's help. i think with this arrest you'll see the community will end up helping us. >> john: the couple that posted that video asked to stay anonymous, but we posted it to our web site. take a look at it. if you have any information, you're asked to give police a call. live in roxbury, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, a dorchester man being charged with manslaughter is back in court. prosecutors say the 26-year-old hit in april. he hit his head on the pavement and later died. children are headed back to a boston summer camp less than a week after that seven-year-old died. little kyzr willis disappeared at carson beach in south boston. his body was later recovered from the water. the camp will now require hourly head counts, life preservers and increased staffers for the
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the white house. a new poll out this morning shows hillary clinton on top, getting a seven-point post-convention bump. the new cnn/orc poll shows clinton ahead of trump 52% to 43%. this comes after trump was leading for a time after the rnc. >> christa: that's notable to battle that trump is facing this morning. questions about how he was deferred from military service and a massachusetts lawmaker who is also a former member of the military is demandi apology. let's go to 7's kris anderson who is with us now with the latest on that. kris? >> kris: christa, good morning. more politicians are lining up to criticize donald trump's comments from all political parties. some have banded together to write a letter to trump looking for an apology. >> thank you both very much. >> kris: donald trump facing more backlash over comments about a muslim family who spoke during the democratic national convention. now gold star families are
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republican presidential nominee, including mass congressman seth moulton who served in iraq. the group, which also includes boston marathon hero carlos arredondo sent a letter to trump, asking that he apologize for comments he made about the mother of a soldier killed in iraq. trump suggested she was not allowed to speak on stage and he himself has made sacrifices by creating jobs, but trump not done with his controversial comments. at a rally in pennsylvania yesterday, he had choice words for his opponent hillary clint sanders. >> if he would have just not done anything, just go home, go the sleep, relax, he would have been a hero, but he made a deal with the devil. she's the devil. he made a deal with the devil. >> kris: clinton was at a rally in nebraska yesterday. billionaire warren buffett introduced clinton, again taking aim at clinton's comments. >> donald trump hasn't sacrificed anything. but how in the world can you
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who have lost a son and talk about sacrificing as you were building a bunch of builds? >> kris: meantime, the khans remembering their hero son. his mother talking about their last conversation with him. >> i love my soldier, so i will be... i will take care of them. >> kris: donald trump is also facing new scrutiny from "the new york times" who says the republican candidate deferred after years of being healthy, trump suddenly was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels, allowing him to avoid the draft. trump says since then his heel spurs have healed. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: massachusetts will be a hot spot for politicians this weekend. president obama and the first family will return to martha's vineyard on saturday for a two-week summer vacation. and on the same day, g.o.p. nominee donald trump will host a
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later this month democratic nom nom -- nominee hillary clinton will also be on nantucket for a fund-raiser. >> christa: it's 5:09 on this tuesday. coming up, a wild ride on this south coast with a suspect winding up behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase, an they also named -- made a disturbing discovery after taking this man into custody. >> sarah: plus casting criticism. why some people aren't happy with massachusetts native damon's latest roll. >> christa: all right. if you couldn't stay up late to watch the sox game out west, don't worry. we have you covered. it was another ninth inning comeback. >> danielle: and if you're getting ready to head out the door, we are tracking scattered showers moving through worcester county right now. temperatures this morning in the 60s. highs today below average in the 70s. sunshine returns this afternoon
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>> christa: we're back at 5:12 with wild weather leading to major flooding in south carolina. the state was hit with several inches of rain last night. you can see some of these streets are completely under water. several roads also will be closed off. >> sarah: and fierce lightning strikes are caught on camera in baton rouge. you can see the bolt of lightning flashing in the sky. weather officials say there will be lightning storms in the city for the rest of the week. that is incredible video to watch there. say, thunder roars, head indoors. >> sarah: i said that over my vacation. my dad is like, where did you get that from? >> danielle: that's a good one. when lightning strikes, same story. this morning we're watching some scattered showers, mainly across west mass and worcester county right now. but the good news, by this afternoon, you'll start to see the sunshine poke through. tomorrow sunshine returns while warming up later on in the week.
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68 in boston. 6 along the cape. 63 the temperature in worcester. 62 along the cape. if you're getting ready to head out the door, bring a light sweater and an umbrella, too. these are the showers we're tracking across massachusetts, through the berkshires and into worcester county. notice they're pushing east. if you're getting ready to head out the door, i think by 7:00, 8:00 a.m., you'll see some of those scattered showers inside 495, as well. but they're also weakening as they move. so as far as how strong they'll be once theyet they will become more scattered in nature. now, for today we still have a stalled front that's kind of pushing off shore. and by this afternoon into tomorrow, high pressure is going the start to build south across northern new england. this is going to help warm things up, bring back the sunshine, bring back the 80s for the next couple days. so for the morning commute, i think there is a good chance you see a scattered showers, but by lunchtime today, i think those showers become much more isolated. by this afternoon, i think the
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pike. we need all the rain we can get. so in a moderate and see very drought from central mass up along the north shore and into southern new hampshire. so any rain you can get really is a welcome thing for the lawns. wind much like yesterday, today they will stay on shore. just a little breezy, gusting around 10mph. notice those dew points today in the mid-60s and the low 60s. so it's not quite as muggy out there this morning, and these numbers will continue to drop as we head into thiser into tomorrow as the high pressure kind of builds on with us and we start to dry things out. it gets a little more comfortable around here. notice after today we're dry tomorrow and for the rest of the week not tracking any rainfall. temperatures today mid-70s into the low 80s. so another day of below average temperatures, but it is warmer than we were yesterday and partly sunny skies this afternoon. the wind out of the northeast 5 to 10mph. for tonight, partly cloudy, cooler, temperatures in the
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we turn down those dew point, those winds out of the north east. for tomorrow, mostly sunshine. it's warmer. we're getting back into those mid-80s. and here's your 7 on 7 forecast. so again, scattered showers this morning. temperatures below average in the 70s. we're back to the 80s tomorrow. staying there until thursday. saturday we're watching an unsettled pattern, keeping an eye for a chance for storms on saturday. but sunday looks good. >> christa: danielle, thank you. an by the national say tannic temple will be starting in some states this fall, but in the here in massachusetts. despite the name, leaders say it's not about worshipping say tan but an atistic group that supports open mindedness. members met in salem to talk about rolling out their after-school program called
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that teach the bible in school. >> there is a lack of church and state, especially with evangelicals moving into areas that may or may not be sanctioned. >> we don't believe what they would teach would be true, and they would probably say the same thing about us. >> christa: we should point out no public school in massachusetts offers those evangelical bible programs. because of that, after-school satan will not be offered here in the near future. >> sarah: movie mayhem damon film that some say wrongly depicts race. damon coming under fire for his lead role in next year's science fantasy movie the great wall. the film's chinese director defending the casting of the boston native and what he calls a hollywood monster movie. but others in the industry say that it's an insult to minorities. >> we want the see more opportunities of actors of color and stories about people of
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actress constance woo led the charge, calling out the film on twitter. >> christa: 5:17. the red sox waking up out west where their good luck just continues. see how they were able to pull off a win in the ninth out in seattle. >> sarah: and visitors can soon be tracked through their shoes. a new technology that can grab a . of data. >> adam: you've been in the airport. it's never without >> kim: but there are mistakes you might be making and what to
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i st i' >> danielle: good morning to you. trapping some scattered showers this morning. notice they're tracking east across worcester county and across western mass right now. if you're getting ready to head out the door, i'd bring the
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temperatures are in the 60s this morning. we have a flood advisory that was just issued. this was from hampden county, includes springfield here. some of those bands of showers are heavier. notice inside 495, not seeing anything now. but i think if you head enter 8:00 a.m., you'll see some scattered showers. they'll start the taper off around lunchtime. >> christa: danielle, thank you. for a second straight game the red sox get into a victory during their west coast road trip. s be was trailing the mariners 1-0 in the eighth inning until aaron hill tied t solo home run. then in the next inning, mookie betts hit a go-ahead homer and the sox won the game 2-1. also last year's first-round pick was set to join. we'll keep a close eye on him. also you know the kids will be back to school before we know it, and sox d.h. david ortiz has a message to all of the students in boston. >> wake up. it's david ortiz of the boston
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school. your future is yours. >> christa: i love that. i want this wake-up call myself. big papi teaming up with boston public schools and recording this automated call to make sure kids get to class on time. for information on how you can sign up to receive the calls, it will be released in the next couple weeks. we'll keep you posted on that. >> sarah: a big night for a former patriots' star. it was bridie who was stealing the show. the pats' q.b. not saying a word about the deflategate teammate kevin faulk as he was inductedded into the team's hall of fame. trey daerr explains. >> trey: monday at gillette stadium about two things for the new england patriots in training camp, the hall hall of fame ens. of kevin faulk and the team's night practice. a more intimate feel inside gillette stadium for some lucky fans. pats' nation showing up in droves to offer their support,
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faulk, it was tom brady stealing the show in foxborough. >> to announce the new england patriots selection... >> at the nfl draft in april, kevin faulk honored his quarterback. >> the new england patriots and tom brady select... >> tonight tom brady returning the favorite, throwing on a patriots number 33 jersey to honor his running back. >> i feel a lot faster in this jersey already. >> respect, something we lose world right now. that's what that means to me, respecting me as an individual, respecting the thing that i did and showing it right back. that's what that was for me. >> trey: and in the ultimate sign of respect, brady speaking publicly for the first time, honoring his former teammate, a guy he shared the field with in five super bowls. >> his commitment to our team was exceptional. you guys saw it and you
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had your become on every play, you really knew what was going on. >> trey: the patriots' crowd appreciating the moment, but bridie did all he could to keep the attention on the man of the hour. >> brady, brady! >> thank you, guys. no, this is for kevin. kevin, we love you. you're an amazing person. you're an amazing teammate. and as great as a player as kevin was, he's a better friend. no doubt. we l >> trey: kevin faulk with modest numbers here at patriots' place, but you cannot question his longevity. did it for 13 years. every season at running back, and all 13 of which came with the new england patriots. outside gillette stadium, trey daerr, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: call me a total geek, but when you see those lombardi trophies, i get chills. ism it's incredible. >> christa: coming up at 5:30,
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going to be a nice day. >> sarah: stay indoors, right, danielle? >> danielle: it's really good news for the laubs. we definitely need this rain. and quite a bit of that rain moving across worcester county right now. it's tracking east. all of it right now outside the 495 belt. but if you're getting ready to head out the door. i think you will see some scattered showers this morning. also the springfield area, hampshire and hampden county, a flood advisory was just issued, and this is where minor flooding could be possible. this is in effect until 6:00 a.m. mostly dry inside 495 right now. but a lot of that moisture tracking over the pike through worcester county right now. if you're getting ready to head out the door, bring the umbrella with you by lunchtime you'll start to see the sunshine as we head into 3:00 p.m. and into this evening. more on your forecast coming up. >> christa: let's turn it over to kris anderson who has been doing double duty. >> kris: mix it up.
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this is the expressway. you see the skyline. looks pretty nice. traffic moving smoothly. you'll see that's the case all across the area. ten minutes all the way up to the tunnel. lots of green, which is what we like to see, 3, 24 and 95 connecting with 128. all looking good. a little slowdown in rate where 128 connects with 93. turnpike is looking good, as is the close commute to the city once you get to the tollbooth. north of the city, 93, smooth sailing all the way into boston. some of the yellowing there sawing looking good. take a look at the drive times to show you what we're dealing. with split to the tunnel again, 12 minutes. 12 minutes 128 to 93 and 128 to the zakim will take you about 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: all right. now to the day's top stories. a dentist is facing a judge today after alarming sexual assault accusations. police say he inappropriately touched a female patient during a procedure monday morning. investigators say the alleged victim got up and walked out of
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the dentist has been charged with indecent assault and battery. health officials have issued a travel warning as the number of the home-grown cases of the zika virus continues the rise in miami. the c.d.c. is telling pregnant women to avoid one part of the city where 14 people have been infected through mosquito bites. health officials say women who have been the miami recently should put off trying to have children for at least two months. police are looking for a second suspect who was involved in a shooting in roxbury over t a couple reported footage of the suspect following the shoot-out on saturday. no one was hurt. officers arrested one of the two men on monday. they say the suspect is currently awaiting trial on a separate gun case. >> christa: also this morning, double trouble for police in new bedford. officers wrapping up a wild chase only to have a second one pass right behind them. so here's 7's kris anderson back with us with the story.
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done once they caught that first suspect. little did they know there would be another chase just a few feet away. [siren blares] sirens blaring down the streets of new bedford monday afternoon. >> that's crazy. t's just insane. >> kris: state police involved in a lengthy pursuit involving a man they say was arm with fives and a hatchet, waving them around from rochester into new bedford. the chase coming to an abrupt end when the suspect's chevy blazeer is pinned by a state patrol cruiser and >> he backed into the car behind him, then crashed into the one in from the of him. >> kris: brenda hernandez says she saw the chase play out online. >> they had to literally force him out of the truck. it was bad. >> kris: according to police, the suspect then tried the set himself on fire with butane but was taken into custody. then, as officers were searching his car... another pursuit just steps away.
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>> kris: two police cruisers were led down a narrow road. >> you have kids all other -- over the place and these people who don't care about smashing into anyone. >> kris: no update from police, but brenda hernandez is just very happy that no one was injured. >> very grateful and very happy no one was hurt. i'm surprised really. >> kris: the driver from that first pursuit was a 50-year-old man from bedford. he was taken be checked out. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now police in ayer are looking for an alleged bicycle thief. they say someone stole a bike that belongs to a 14-year-old boy who has autism. officers say the boy's parents reported that the bike had been stolen over the weekend. friends have started a go fund me page in an attempt to raise money to buy a new bike. three massachusetts men facing charges after an alleged shaving scheme. police say the men were trying
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gillette razor blades. investigators say one man stole the razors while working at gillette. and the suspect allegedly sold the razors on ebay. >> christa: now to a story you'll see here on just one station. for the first time we're hearing from the u.s. secret service agent critically injured in a deadly car crash in new hampshire back in september. garrett fitzgerald speaking out as he was honored at a charity event in ipswich. fitzgerald suffered a severe spinal cord injury unlicensed driver slammed head-on into his car in wakefield, new hampshire. that driver died. at the time fitzgerald was working as part of democratic nominee hillary clinton's protective detail. >> it got me through some of the reality tough days where i felt tough times and made my recovery what it is right now. still a listening road to go, but, you know, this community has been absolutely amazing. i couldn't have asked for
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also presented with a $30,000 check at that event. >> sarah: new this morning issues with fare collecting machines resulting in losses in revenue for the "t." the carmen's union said workers weren't able to collect money from 12 of the 84 machines last monday meaning riders didn't have the pay. the "t" is facing a $110 million deficit. employees may still be laid off despite workers taking buyouts. >> off its plans for its new global headquarters in boston's four point channel. the company released these pictures yesterday showing the headquarters, which will open in 2018 and will be home to 800 employees. >> christa: the boston police department has new additions to its patrol force. police commissioner william evans unveiling this brand-new ice cream truck for their so-called "operation hoodsie cup effort."
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out more than 120,000 free hoodsie cups to kids in the community. nothing more new england than a hoodsie cup or better, i have to say. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, concerns with the zika virus worrying people around the u.s., and this morning we're breaking down which bug sprays are most effective. >> christa: new tracking technology. how disney world could monitor you by your feet when you visit. >> sarah: and we're monitoring some rain on the radar this morning. mainly outside of 495 right so if you're getting ready to head out the door, grab the umbrella and we'll walk through scattered showers until about
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>> danielle: good morning. we're watching some scattered showers for your morning commute this morning. a lot of that shower activity moving across worcester county right now. notice it is tracking east. so i think inside 495, as you head into the next hour, you'll start to see some of those scattered showers. some lightning strikes associated with that, too. a flood advisory in effect right now until 6:00 a.m. for ham didn't county and hampshire county and the springfield area.
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and inside 495, though, we're starting to see those showers working in, too. so grab your umbrella if you're getting ready to head out the door. more on your forecast coming up. >> christa: some stories trending online, the nfl season is almost here. that means chief's head coach andy reid is back. this man has been dressing up as reid. yesterday he appeared at chiefs' training camp. look there. he had the chance to answer some questions from reporters, as well. may one day be able to track visitors by the steps they take throughout the park. according to the orlando sentinel, disney received a patten for a new technology to track the route each guest takes from ride the ride, creating a customized visitor experience. there are no immediate plans to use such technology. >> christa: you'll love this, truly a cheeseburger in paradise. a restaurant in maine
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burger. it weighs 100 pounds. >> sarah: what? >> christa: it was made with 70 pounds of meat, so 30 pounds worth of toppings on it. customer purchased tickets to have a chance to take a big bite. and the proceeds were all donated to charity. >> sarah: there you go. a lot of people can eat that burger. >> christa: well done or medium well? >> sarah: medium. we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need the know and go is coming up next, bug sprays used to battle zika being put to we'll tell you which ones are best the stop the mosquitoes before you get bit. >> reporter: and we're live in worcester where a dentist is under arrest, accused of inappropriately touching one of his patients. >> christa: all right, vicki. and on the move, where the hundreds of animals found in horrible conditions at a westport farm are being
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>> sarah: all right. 5:45. time now for everything you need the start your day off right. >> christa: know and go time. danielle gersh is here to tell us about the rain for today. >> danielle: you need to know. some scattered showers out there this morning. i think we'll see the sunshine poke through as we head through this afternoon and into tomorrow, and by the end of the week we'll warm things up around here. temperatures this morning in the low 60s. 62 in worcester. that's also where we're tracking
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if you're getting ready to head out the door, i think inside 495, that's when we'll start to see those rain showers popping up in the next ten minutes or so. they're tracking over worcester right now, over the pike, and starting to see them moving into the boston area. and some of them are heavier in nature. we've seen some lightning strikes, as well. then for hampshire and hampden county, this includes springfield, a flood advisory in effect until 6:00 a.m. so some minor flooding is possible with those heavier bands of showers as they move through the area. 11:00 a.m., i think we'll tart the see those showers become more isolated. then as we head into this afternoon, the best chance to see an isolated shower will be south of the pike. by this evening we'll start the dry out. so this stalled process is bringing us gloomy weather with scattered showers. it's going to push off shore. and the high pressure will help that happen over next couple days. it will build south from northern new england, and this will help bring the sunshine back as we head enter tomorrow and the rest of the week. so we need all the rain we can
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so any rain is welcome, especially for the lawns. winds on shore. 10 to 15mph. so after today, though, notice wednesday, thursday into friday, we're in the watching any rain. so it will be dry. we need all the rain we can get today. sunshine pokes through as we head into this afternoon. so if you have outdoor dinner plan, keep 'em. temperatures today mid-70s. close to 80. tonight into those low 60s. for tomorrow we're warping things up back to about mid-80s. 7 on 7 forecast, getting into those 80s tomorrow. it's nice, pleasant, low humidity wednesday into thursday. friday into saturday, though, we'll turn up the heat. watch for the chance of storms on saturday. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with kris anderson. >> kris: let's tyke a live look outside. leverett connector at 93 heading into boston. things looking pretty good as we head to the maps.
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tunnel, 12 minutes. here's the accident we were talking about, here on 24 down in brockton, you see the red. there you see the backups being caused by this accident right here. it's at exit 18. so be aware of that as you head out this morning. turnpike looking good all the way into boston, even as you get closer to the city. some slowdowns as you get to the turnpike there and to the tollbooths. north of the city, 93 into boston, smooth sailing. as you get closer, route 1 in saugus everything else looking good.le and show you what you're dealing with. split to the tunnel about 13 minutes. 12 minutes 120 to the zakim and 12 minutes 128 to the zakim, as well. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, kris. happening now, a worcester dentist due in court facing alarming accusations. a female patient says she was indecentry -- indecently assaulted. >> christa: when the woman realized what was happened, she got up, left the office and recorded it with 7's victoria
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happened in worcester. >> victoria: worcester police came here to the dentist's office. they spoke with him and promptly arrested him. this dentist is 54 years old. he practices here in worcester. he's the only doctor listed at this practice. police say the 36-year-old woman went to see dr. neiko patel in the morning. the woman told police she's been coming here for years, but yesterday abruptly left her appointment and went to the police department, sayin indecently assaulted. the doctor is new facing a charge of indecent assault and battery, and that dentist, he was arrested here at his practice yesterday. and he will go before a judge later today. live this morning in worcester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new this morning animals from a westport farm are on the move after allegations of animal abuse.
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were living in horrible conditions on the property. now they will live in a temporary shelter until they get permanent homes. a police official said the animals are doing well as animal control officers keep a close eye on them. >> christa: yale university say they're considered renaming calhoun college named for john calhoun, but the president changed his minder students and alumni have raised concerns about the college's name. >> terminex will pay $87 million to a family who was poisoned at a condo in the virgin islands. the delaware family became seriously ill shortly after arriving at the vacation home on st. john last year. terminex admitted an employee sprayed the apartment with an odorless gas that was banned from indoor use.
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file a wrongful death lawsuit against fiat chrysler. yelchin died back in june when his jeep trapped him against his home. the jeep is owned by fiat chrysler. the "star trek" actor says he did not have a will and left behind more than $1 million. >> christa: president obama will welcome the president of singapore. during the day's meeting, the president is once again expected the campaign for the trans-pacific partnership deal. deal and says his goal of boosting ties with asia will survive regardless of which candidate gets elected. >> sarah: new details on the hot air balloon tragedy in texas. first say weather was in the a factor in the crash. police say the hot air balloon hit power lines before it crashed saturday killing all 16 people on board. investigators believe the balloon did not malfunction because it was preparing to land.
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evidence of preexisting failures, malfunctions or problems. >> sarah: this morning the "los angeles times" is reporting the balloon pilot had four prior convictions for drunk driving on his record, but alcohol is not suspected to have played a role in this crash. >> christa: we have new details on that mass shooting that happened at a south carolina church last june. attorneys for dylann roof have now filed a motion against the death penalty. his attorneys say it's someone to death in matter how bad the crime is. roof is accused of shooting and killing nine people at a predominantly african american church in south carolina during a bible study last year and his trial is set to start coming up in january. >> sarah: to the fight against isis, the u.s. has launched new air strikes against the terror group in libya. >> christa: these air strikes targeted tanks and other vehicles belonging to the terror group. the u.n. says the libyan government requested the air strikes, and by the way, this is
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february. >> sarah: officials continue to insist waterways will be safe for athletes and visitors despite reports that the water there is a filthy mess. a 16-month-long study of the olympic venue shows dangerously high levels of pollution. the test indicates 1,400 athletes are at risk of getting sick while competing in some aquatic events. >> christa: in 7 healthcast, researchers are looking for the best bug spr against mosquitoes that could potentially carry the zika virus. experts say if you have mosquito repellent clothing, you should still use spray because sometimes the clothing only kills the mosquitoes after they've already landed. in fact, one study people voluntarily were bitten by mosquitoes while wearing repellent. they fund three ingredients were safe for everybody to use, including pregnant women:
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or youk liptist. if you feel like you're always cleaning, a few things yo could be cleaning too often, according to the experts, your smartphone only needs to be cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes about once a week, they say. try washing your hands before you touch the screen. the pantry, they say, only needs organizing once a season, since thed if normally will last a while. your oven, they deep cleaning about three or four months. that includes a full set of cleaning cycle or your oven cleaner yourself, the self-cleaning oven i think is what they mean by that. >> sarah: all right. 7news turning to hot wheels. the list of the most stolen vehicles is out. the honda accord is first in
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followed by the ford pick-up, the chevy pick-up and the toyota camry. all five also ranked of the list of bestselling vehicles in 2016. grab a box of crayons. today is national coloring book day. regardless of your age, you're encouraged to get together with family members and friends and spend some time coloring today. if you're looking to enjoy a cool treat while coloring, you might want to grab an ice cream sandwich because it's also national ice cream sandwich day. how awesome is i need to get an ice cream sandwich. >> christa: stay inside the lines or go outside the lines? >> danielle: i stay in the lines. i'm a little o.c.d. like that. while eating an ice cream sandwich. we're watching some rain on the radar. it's tracking through worcester county right now. notice inside 495 from marlborough up to about route 2 seeing some of those scattered showers, so if you're getting ready to head out the door, be ready for some scattered showers on the roadways. i'd pack the umbrella, as well.
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starting to taper off. they become more isolated as you head into this evening. sunshine starts to pull through. back to the 80s. warmer tomorrow and thursday. >> christa: when living life, she definitely colors outside the lines. >> christa ? ? ee-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh ? ? hush my darling... ? ? don't fear my darling... ? ? the lion sleeps tonight. ? [snoring.] ? hush my darling... ? [snoring.] ? don't fear my darling... ? ? the lion sleeps tonight. ?
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>> christa: alarming allegations against a worcester dentist. what a patient claimed happens while in his office. >> sarah: zika concerns reaching new heights. the c.d.c. issues unprecedented travel warnings within the united states. >> christa: and driving is a danger. an arrest made after a couple
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overnight in donald trump's war of words with a gold star family. >> christa: and tom brady igniting the crowd at gillette, honoring a former teammate inducted into the pats' hall of fame. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it is 6:00 a.m., and we have made it past monday. aren't you glad about that? rain still sticking around. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. let's send i over to danielle gersh with more on your forecast. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. we need the rain. rain is a good thing. a lot of that moisture east across worcester county right now, starting to see it move into 495 belt. we have a flood advisory in effect for hampshire and hampden county. it's just expired, so good news there. heavier rain was focused. from marlborough over the pike up to route 2 inside 495, starting to see some of that light, steady rain, which is a welcome thing. we really need the showers.
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by lunchtime rain is more isolated. a scattered shower south of the pike. by this evening, we dry out. sunshine returns. current temperatures in the 60s. temperatures did mid-70s into the low 80s. tomorrow into the 80s, as well, more on your forecast coming up. >> christa: kris anderson is holding down the traffic office and reporting. you get a medal today. >> kris: gold? it is olympic season, right? live look outside. this is the expressway. you into the city. we are seeing a bit of a slowdown as opposed to earlier this morning. now going the take you about 21 minutes to get from the split all the way up to the tunnel. wider view to the south. we have our accident this morning that we're dealing with right here on route 24 in brockton with the shoulder of the roadblocked. 3 and 95 both looking good as you connect with 128. turnpike, everything smooth sailing, even as you get close entire boston. and north of the city, no problems on 93.
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slowdowns once you get past 128 on you commute into boston. take a look at the drive times to see what you're dealing with as you head out to the tunnel again. 18 to 20 minutes. 128 to 931 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: this morning alarming allegations of an indecent assault at a dentist's office. a patient claims he was inappropriately touched by the dentist during an appointment. >> christa: police say the alleged victim got up from the chair and went to the police station to file a complaint immediately. here's worcester. and vicki, we understand this dentist is facing quite a few charges in court this morning. >> victoria: yeah, he's going to be in court later today because after worcester police spoke with that woman, they came here, to his dentist's office. they spoke with him and then they promptly arrested him. he's 54 years old. he's the only doctor listed at this practice. the 35-year-old woman went to see dr. nikhil patel in the
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yesterday abruptly left her appointment and went to the police department, saying during the appointment, she was indecently assaulted. the doctor is facing a charge now of indecent assault and battery. and again, he was arrested at his practice yesterday and this dentist is scheduled to go before a judge later today. live this morning in worcester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: mass fireworks are telling pregnant women to avoid parts of miami as the number of virus continues to grow. the c.d.c. is announcing or did on monday that there are ten cases in florida bringing the total now to 14. for all of them are believed to have happened in one part of miami. health officials say women who have been to miami recently have put off trying to conceive children for at least two months. the c.d.c. is also sending emergency teams seeing if zika is popping up in other parts of the city, as well. >> what we're looking at
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is there a place beyond this one-mile radius that needs to be locked at? >> most patients are anxious. this is their baby they're talking about. >> christa: the c.d.c. says more people will be infected with zika who don't know it because the symptoms can be mild despite the concern, health officials believe there will not be any major outbreaks in the u.s. because there is better mosquito control here than in other parts of the globe. >> sarah: right arrest made in a shoot-out that was caught on camera. a couple drove down a street in roxbury, and the search is on for the other person in that video. 7's john cuoco live in roxbury with more. >> john: sarah, 48 hours after this video was posted, there was an arrest. now police are hoping that same footage leads to another suspect. a flurry of gunshots fired in roxbury saturday.
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loose. >> oh, my god. >> i'm glad we got here. >> john: a couple's g.p.s. led them down the wrong road in this roxbury neighborhood, ending up in the middle of a shoot-out. [gunfire] >> that poor couple in the car, i'm sure, you know, they're still reliving this horrible scene of shots being fired. >> john: you can clearly see young men running and firing at each other. police commissioner bill evans spoke candidly, frustrated. the suspect arrested was awaiting trial on a separate open gun case. >> he's a serious felon. he already has one open gun case, and here he is running around with another gun. >> john: evans says this video was sent out to every officer as a top priority to identify the two men. officers are still tracking that second suspect. the commissioner is confident with the community's help he'll be caught. >> the police can't do it alone. we need the community's help. i think with this arrest you'll
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>> john: the couple who posted that video asked to stay anonymous, but we posted it to our web site. police are asking if you have any information to give them a call. live in roxbury, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, a dorchester man who was charged with manslaughter will be back in court. prosecutors say a 26-year-old hit brian hingston of quincy while hingston tried to break up a fight at a bar in dorchester in april. hingston hit his pavement and later died. three massachusetts men facing charges after an alleged shaving scheme. they were trying to sell $200,000 worth of stolen gillette razor blades. investigators say one man stole the raisers while working at gillette. the suspect allegedly sold the razors on ebay. >> christa: children are headed back the a boston summer camp today less than a week after a seven-year-old died at that program. kyzr willis disappeared at carson beach in south boston last week and his body was later
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the camp will now require hourly head counts, and increased staffing for children. a man accused of stealing hundreds of thousands from a.t.m.s acrossed new england. the pair broke into hundreds of a.t.m.s and stole cards and phones, as well. the phones are what help them link the suspect to a number of the crime scenes. >> sarah: a new poll in the race for the white house seven-point post-convention bump. the new cnn/orc poll shows crit ahead of trump 52% to 43%. this after trump was leading for a time after the rnc. this as trump is still feuding with the family of a fallen american soldier, and this morning a local lawmakerrer is stepping in to the fight. 7's kris anderson joins us now with more on this. >> kris: hi, sarah. more politicians are now lining up to criticize donald trump's comments recently from all
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some have banded together even to write a letter to trump. and they're looking for an apology. >> thank you both very much. >> kris: donald trump facing more backlash over comments about a muslim family who spoke during the democratic national convention. now gold star families are demanding an apology from the republican presidential nominee, including massachusetts congressman seth moulton, who served in iraq. the group, which also includes boston marathon hero carlos arredondo sent a letter to trump, asking that he apologize mother of a soldier killed in iraq. trump suggested she was not allowed to speak on stage and he himself has made sacrifices by creating jobs, but trump not done with his controversial comments. at a rally in pennsylvania yesterday, he had choice words for his opponent hillary clinton while talking about bernie sanders. >> if he would have just not done anything. >> kris: he is saying the republican candidate deferred the draft in the 1906s. after years of being healthy,
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with bone spurs in his heels, allowing him to avoid the draft. trump says since then his heel spurs have healed. in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: the first family getting set to arrive on martha's vineyard. coming up this saturday, the obamas have spent two weeks on the island every year except once since the president has been in office. you're looking at video from one of those earlier vacations. taking a big ride. also set to visit a local island this week is donald trump. he'll be on n >> sarah: still ahead, not just one police pursuit by two. a suspect allegedly waving a hatchet and dousing himself in lightedder fluid. >> what's not very special about tonight is when the guys going into the hall of fame are your age. >> christa: love it. tom brady making a splash at the patriots' hall of fame ceremony and his kind words for a former teammate. >> sarah: and a real-life drama. the controversy behind a blockbuster movie in the works
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>> danielle: and tracking some much-needed scattered showers out the door this morning that. will last through apt lunchtime today. by this afternoon, temperatures warming up into the 70s. sunshine as we head into the afternoon hours and into tomorrow, as well. more on your forecast coming up. ? with simply right checking from santander bank, just make one deposit, withdrawal, transfer or payment each month to waive the monthly fee. and there's no minimum balance. you're alright... with simply right checking from santander bank. ? are you feeling alright, baby? ? introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches
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>> christa: so far we are in this rain deficit. even though it's cloudy and you want to bring your umbrella today, it's going the take a long time before we make up what we've lost with this drought. >> sarah: hard to believe, danielle, but all the rain... >> danielle: our lawns certainly need it. we're in a severe drought in central mass up into southern new hampshire. so all this green and yellow, red rain we're seeing on the radar right now is a welcome
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lot of this moisture tracking east right now. it's inside 495 and you see the red and the yellow. this indicates where we're seeing the heavier showers. so hampton, hampshire county down toward springfield, we have some heavier rain. now we're starting to see some of that rain move into the 495 belt from the pike, up to route 2. it's continuing to move east, and it is weakening as it does move east, but i still think if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning, there will be scattered showers and thundershowers could be of course, this is moving in just in time for the height of the morning commute. this afternoon the rain does become more scattered and then more isolated as we head into about 3:00. south of the pike as you head into this afternoon, some sunshine in here later on. so this kind of stalled front has been with us for a few days now bringing us this doom and gloomy weather with scattered showers. it will work off shore as we
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6:00, we'll see more sunshine to start the clear out. then as we head into the overnight hours and into tomorrow, the high pressure starts to build in with us. that means as we head into wednesday, into thursday, warping things up, bringing back the sunshine and getting those temperatures back to where they should be for this time of year. so you were talking about the drought. we mead the rain. for the first time since june 1st, that deficit is over 5 inches. we've only picked up just over two inches of rain in boston. should be for this time of year. and then after today, no chance for rain as we head into the rest of the week. current temperatures out the door. they're in the 60s. it's another cooler start to the day, maybe even grab a light sweat ferres you're getting ready to head out the door. the dropdown in humidity as the high pressure returns and back into the 60s as you head into the end of the week. high temperatures, mid-70s close to 80. look at that sunshine later on as you head into the afternoon.
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temperatures cooler, winds calm, we'll see mostly clear conditions, as well. here's your 7 on 7 forecast. 80s continue into tomorrow. warm through thursday. no humidity, as well. and then we'll bump up the temperatures friday. watch for a scattered storm on saturday. >> christa: okay. so when you add water to the mix, traffic is tough. >> kris: and you thought the mess in your kitchen were tough traffic starting to back up a little bit. but once you get a little further north on 93, there is a problem. i want to show you the maps. 93 northbound. i moved too quickly. we'll get back to it. there is an accident in woburn that we need to tell you acted. here it is. 93 at 128, an accident right there in, in woburn. it has traffic backed up. you see yellowing there as a result. as you get closer to the city, you see more reds and more yellows.
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getting closer. we still have problems to the south on 24. that accident there right at 24 northbound at exit 18 in brockton. the shoulder there is blocked as a result of a crash there. turnpike is looking good. so that's some good news even as you get close to the city. this little thing popped up at 128. there's a wreckdown there. that may cause some delay, as well. take a look at the drive times. 21 minutes split to the tunnel. 128 to 93. 15 minutes, 128 to the zakim bridge. >> sarah: the movie mayhem erupting over an upcoming matt damon film that some say wrongly depicts race. damon coming under fire for his lead role in next year's science fantasy movie "the great wall." the film's director is defending the cast of damon in what he calls a hollywood monster movie, but others in the industry say it's an insult to minorities. >> we want the see more opportunities for actors of color and in stories about
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>> sarah: asian american actress constance woo led the charge, calling out the film on twitter. >> christa: washington state is suing comcast for $100 million for overcharging 500,000 customers. the attorney general says comcast deceived customers into paying tens of millions in fees for service protection plans and for service calls. the state alleges that it warned the company several times over the past year, but comcast chose to ignore them instead. >> i refuse the allow comcast to put its profits before people. they knew what the problems were more than a year ago and for the better part of that year they did nothing to correct them. >> christa: . >> sarah: a wild scene caught on camera in downtown orlando when a suspect breaks free from officers. the two bike officers say they tried the arrest the man for smoking marijuana when he made a break for it. cell phone video shows the officers wrestled the suspect to
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police say the suspect eventually crashed and was taken into custody. >> christa: still ahead, the mbta money woes appear to be getting worse as the "t" was mistakenly giving away rides for free. >> we have the best fans in the world. [cheering and applause] >> sarah: plus tom brady taking time to appreciate fans and his fund-raising and former teammate at gillette last night. >> christa: and a late-night nail-biter for the red sox out who was the home run hero this
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>> danielle: good morning. 6:22 your time now. a lot of activity moving across western mass, across worcester
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is outside the 495 belt right now. but we're starting to see some of those steady showers stretch up to route 3. and it's heading inside 128 right now. so if you're getting ready to head out the door, bring the umbrella, be ready for scattered showers throughout your morning commute. by lunchtime that rain starting to taper off by this afternoon, becoming more isolated. mainly the chance for an isolated shower south of the pike by this afternoon. ?oon the sunshine poking through. more on your forecast poking up. >> christa: once again the red sox getting a dramatic victory, boston trailed the mariners 1-0 in the 8th until aaron hill tied things up with a solo home run. in the next inning, mookie betts hit a go-ahead homer and the sox won the game 2-1. last year's first-round pick is also set to join the team tonight. andrew ben tendy is getting called up from double-a. school will be back before you know it, and sox ace david ortiz has a message for all students
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it's david ortiz of the boston red sox. get out of bed and get ready for school. your future is yours. >> christa: don't you love this? don't you want a wake-up call with big papi. he teamed up with boston public schools and recorded the automated call to make sure kids get to class on time in september. information about how you can sign up to receive the call will be released in the next couple weeks. >> sarah: a special guest for patriots' fans at gillette. >> what a pleasure to spend as many years as i did in the back field. >> sarah: tom brady pulling off a q.b. sneak, surprising the crowd at the hall of fame ceremony. 7's trey daerr has kevin faulk's big night. >> to announce the new england patriots selection... >> at the nfl draft in april,
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>> the new england patriots and tom brady select... >> tonight tom brady returning the favorite, throwing on a patriots number 33 jersey to honor his running back. >> i feel a lot faster in this jersey already. >> respect, something we lose sight of in america and the world right now. that's what that means to me, respecting me as an individual, respecting the thing that i did and showing it right back. that's what that was for me. >> trey: and in the ultimate sign of respect, brady speaking honoring his former teammate, a guy he shared the field with in five super bowls. >> his commitment to our team was exceptional. you guys saw it and you appreciated it. but when you were standing two feet from him and you knew he had your become on every play, you really knew what was going on. >> trey: the patriots' crowd appreciating the moment, but brady did all he could to keep the attention on the man of the
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>> brady, brady! >> thank you, guys. no, this is for kevin. kevin, we love you. you're an amazing person. you're an amazing teammate. and as great as a player as kevin was, he's a better friend. no doubt. we love you. thank you. >> sarah: wow. that's great. >> christa: i love seeing the trophies in the background and that wisecrack about having guys being inducted who are his age, as well. so weird seeing him in the 33 jersey, too. it's 6:26. we're hearing from a secret service seriously injured in a crash while working a detail in new hampshire. we have more on this special fund-raising event. >> sarah: a local community working to help a boy with special needs get his bike back after it was stolen. >> christa: pok?mon problems,
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>> christa: local police busy with two pursuits, one with a suspect allegedly waving a hatchet and dousing himself in lighter fluid. >> sarah: for the first time we're hearing from trust secret service agent seriously injured working a detail for a hillary clinton event in new hampshire. >> a sneak peek at general electric's new headquarters in the hub. >> christa: and a drunk passenger causing trouble on a matters into his own hands. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us at 6:30. i'm french fresh. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we have the second day of august, and we're kicking the morning off yet again with a little bit of rain. >> danielle: absolutely. it's much-needed rain. we have our second flood advisory of the morning. this is from southwestern worcester county along the pike
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that's where a lot of that heavier rain is concentrated out across western mass, across worcester county. notice where you see the yellow and the orange. that's where we do have that heavier rain, but it's alzugaray moving east. so if you're heading out the door, i think you are going to see some steady rain, especially driving along the pike inside 495 up to about route 3. a lot of it is tracking east and head entering the boston area over the next hour here. so the morning commute is going to need to be a wet one. but by lunchtime, those showers ar sunshining maybe an isolated shower south of the pike, and temperatures warming up this afternoon. temperatures for some of you in the mid-70s with sunshine poking through. tomorrow we'll continue the warm things up, dry things out, more on your forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with kris anderson. >> kris: good morning, everybody. live look north of the city. this is the leverett connector. 93, zakim bridge, traffic moving into boston.
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right here at 128 in woburn. be alert and you see some red there, some slowdowns residual because of that accident there. take a look at the closer commute into boston. route 1 in saugus. smooth sailing as you get into the city. south of the city, it's going to take you about 24 minutes to get from the split all the way up to the tunnel, and then 3, 24, 95, that accident in brockton has cleared. traffic still backed up a little bit as things try to get back to normal. slowdown in braintree as you connect with 93 and the expressw good, even as you get closer into boston. let's take a look at the drive times to show you what you're dealing with. split to the tunnel about 24 minutes. 13 minutes 120 to 93 and 128 to the zakim will take you about 17 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: kris, thank you. let's get a check of your tuesday top stories. a dentist is due the face a judge today after some alarming sexual assault allegations.
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the victim walked out of the office as soon as she realized what was happening. right now the dentist is being charged with indecent assault and battery. health officials have now issued a travel warning as the number of home-grown cases of the zika virus continue to increase in miami. the c.d.c. is telling pregnant women to avoid one part of that city where 14 people have been infected through mosquito bites. women who have been the miami recently should put off trying to conceive children for for a second suspect involved in the shooting in roxbury over the weekend. a couple recorded this footage of the suspects following that shoot-out on saturday. luckily no one was hurt. officers arrested one of the men monday. they say the suspect is awaiting trial on separate charges. >> sarah: also this morning, double duty for police in new bedford involved in two high-speed pursuits in just a few hours. one involving a man waving a hatchet. that's not all.
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>> kris: a couple wild scenes. those officers thought they were finished when they tracked down that first suspect. little did they know there was going to be another chase just a few feet away from them. [siren blares] sirens blaring down the streets of new bedford monday afternoon. >> that's crazy. it's just insane. >> kris: state police involved in a lengthy pursuit involving a man they say was arm with fives -- knives them around from rochester into new bedford. the chase coming to an abrupt end when the suspect's chevy blazer is pinned by a state patrol cruiser and an environmental police unit. >> he backed into the car behind him, then crashed into the one in from the of him. >> kris: brenda hernandez says she saw the chase play out online. >> they had to literally force him out of the truck. it was bad. >> kris: according to police, the suspect then tried the set himself on fire with butane but
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his car... another pursuit just steps away. >> like two chases in one. >> kris: a driver with no front tire leading two police cruisers down a narrow road. >> you have kids all over the place and people who don't care about smashing into anyone. >> kris: no update from police on the second chase, but brenda hernandez is just very happy that no one was injured. no one was hurt. i'm surprised really. >> kris: the driver from that first pursuit was a 50-year-old man from bedford. he was taken to the hospital to be checked out. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, issues with fare checking machines resulting in losses in revenue for the "t." the carmen's union said workers weren't able to collect money from 12 of the 84 machines last monday, meaning riders didn't have the pay. the "t" is facing a $110 million deficit. according to the "globe," employees may still be laid off
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for an alleged bicycle thief. they say someone stole a bike that belongs to a 14-year-old boy who has autism. officers say the boy's parents reported that the bike had been stolen over the weekend. friends have started a go fund me page in an attempt to raise money to buy a new bike. >> christa: and now to a story you'll see on just one station today. a secret service agent critically injured in a deadly car wreck in new hampshire back in december is speaking out. he was honored at a c garrett fitzgerald suffered a spinal cord injury when an unlicensed driver slammed head-on into his car in wakefield, new hampshire. the driver died. fitzgerald was working at the time as part of democratic nominee hillary clinton's protective detail at the time of the crash. and she says the support of the community has helped him tremendously. >> it's gotten me through some of the really tough day, tough times. and it made my recovery what it
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but, you know, this is absolutely amazing. i couldn't have asked for anything more. >> christa: garrett fitzgerald speaking out. he was also presented with a $30,000 check. >> sarah: general electric is showing off its plans for its new global headquarters. it will be located in boston's four point channel. the company released these pictures yesterday showing the headquarters, which will open in 2018 and will be hope to 800 employees. the boston police department patrol force. police commissioner william evans unveiling this brand-new ice cream truck for their so-called operation hoodsie cup effort. since 2010, officers have handed out more than 120,000 free hoodsie cups to kids in the community, and it's free ice cream sandwich day. i know it's not the same thing, but we need to get some ice cream. >> christa: i can never stop at one hoodsie cup. >> sarah: yeah. >> christa: the whole
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ism keep going. >> christa: still ahead, a tough takedown midair. this pilot is forced to tackle passenger who is angling out of line. ism and disturbing details about the pilot of that deadly hot air balloon crash. >> christa: and a new england police officer narrating his encounter with those mad cows in the streets. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody
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>> sarah: a pilot take your in kentucky. take a look. >> sit down. sit down. put your hands up. sit down. >> sarah: the pilot brought the passenger to the ground. th attendant and threatened members of the crew. investigators say he was drunk at the time. he faces a number of charges including assault and public intoxication. there's new information on the pilot involved in that hot air balloon tragedy in texas. the "los angeles times" is reporting that alfred nichols had four prior convictions for drunk driving on his record. he was one of 16 people who were killed when a hot air balloon hit some power lines and crashed on saturday.
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believe alcohol played a role in this crash. >> christa: one state cracking down on sex offenders who use the popular action pok?mon go. andrew cuomo wants sex offenders banned from playing the game. on monday cuomo directed state officials to forbid sex offenders on parole from playing the popular game and other internet games. this after a report found dozens of pok?mon stops within a half block of 100 different registered sex offenders in new york city. with all the day's stories. >> christa: coming up, a local lawmaker demanding abapology from g.o.p. candidate donald trump. >> reporter: and we're live this morning in worcester where a dentist is arrested, accused
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> reporter: alarming dentist after one of his patients says he touched her inappropriately. >> sarah: a travel warning in part of florida. pregnant women told to stay away as zika cases continue to pop up. >> john: plus shots ringing out in roxbury, a suspect behind bars. the dramatic scene caught on camera. >> christa: all right. busy morning and it's tuesday, august 2nd. we have all your day's top stories. >> sarah: we have weather and traffic. let's start with danielle gersh
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tracking some showers for your morning commute, you'll need the umbrellas if you're ready to head out the door. keep them around until about lunchtime today. a lot of that rain is tracking east through worcester county, starting to move into the 495 belt now. this is another flood advisory that we have. this is in effect for southwestern worcester county until 8:15 a.m. so some of these heavier areas of rain are producing some minor flooding, and notice a lot of that heavier rain is outside of 495. but it's moving east some if you're get the door. you'll see steady showers along the pike inside 495 stretching up through about route 3 and all of that now moving into the boston area. so many of you going to see this much-needed rain this morning. by lunchtime, though, that rain does become more isolated. and as we head into:00 p.m., mainly south of the pike. as we head into tomorrow, more high pressure will start to build in. we'll tart to see the sunshine return and temperatures climb back into the 80s.
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our rainfall deficit is now above 5 inches in boston. and that is after today we're dry as you head into wednesday, thursday and friday. current temperatures out the door in the upper 60s. here's your 7 on 7 forecast. temperatures today in the upper 70s or dry and back into the 80s tomorrow into thursday. keeping an eye on a chance for a storm for saturday. >> christa: maybe a tricky commute for some of you out there. >> kris: best thing is to get out before all that rain interrupts plans and causing problems. there are s the leverett connector, this is always a slowdown where these two lanes merge. 93 is backed up. as we go to the maps, we'll show you where some of the problems are. south of the city, 24 minutes from the split up from the tunnel. you have thread streak in the middle which we're used to during the morning commute about this time. the wider view to the south, there is a problem in hanover on 3 where there is an overturned vehicle right here causing some back-ups. no real significant problems. that residual traffic on 24 from that brockton accident earlier
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and as the turnpike is smooth sailing all the way into boston, even as you get past the tollbooth there, you see a slowdown. not too much, but 93, there is the big problem there from that accident earlier at 128. it's clear but it's causing back-up, commonwealth look at the drive times. look through those real fast. 24 minutes to the tunnel. 60 minutes 128 to the 93. 128 to the zakim about 32 minutes. back to you. >> sarah: happening today, a worcester dentist headed to court, accused of indecentas >> christa: a female patient claims she was inappropriately touched by the dentist during an appointment. let's head out live to worcester with more on what happened here. vicki? >> victoria: christa, right from the appointment, she went to the police department. the police department came here. they spoke with the dentist and then they promptly arrested him. he's 54 years old. he's the only doctor listed at this practice. police say the 35-year-old woman went to see dr. nikhil patel in the morning yesterday.
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yesterday awe bankruptly left her appointment and went to the police department saying during the appointment she was indecently assaulted. the doctor is facing a charge of indecent assault and battery, and again, he was arrested yesterday. he is scheduled to go before a judge later today. live this morning in worcester, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: all right. thanks, vicki. health officials are telling pregnant women to avoid parts of miami as the number virus continues the grow. the c.d.c. announcing on monday that there are ten new cases in florida bringing the total to 14. all of them are believed to have happened in one part of miami. health officials say women who have been the miami recently should put off trying to conceive children for at least two months. the c.d.c. is sending emergency teams, seeing if zika is popping up in other parts of the city. >> what we're looking at
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one-mill radius that needs to be looked at? >> most of my patients are anxious. this is their baby that we're talking about. >> sarah: the c.d.c. says there will be more people infected with zika who don't even know it because the symptoms can be so mild. despite the concern, health officials believe there will not be any more major outbreaks here in the u.s. because there is better mosquito control here than in other parts of the world. [gunfire] >> christa: this is an arrest after a shooting caught on camera as a couple drove down a street in roxbury. 7's john cuoco is live in roxbury with more. john, it sounds like police are still looking for another suspect here this morning? >> john: that's right, christa. 48 hours after this video was posted, there was one arrest. now police are hoping that same footage leads to another suspect. we're told a couple of g.p.s. led them down the wrong road in
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shoot-out. you can clearly see young men running and firing at each other. police commissioner heavens spoke candidly, frustrated the suspect arrested was waiting trial on a separate open gun case. this video was sent the every officer as a top priority to identify the two men. officers are still tracking that second suspect. the commissioner is confident that the community's health -- with the moneyty's help, he'll be caught. anything to give them a call. live in roxbury, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today in dorchester, a man charged with manslaughter will be back in court. prosecutors say a 26-year-old hit brian hingston of quincy while hingston tried the break up a fight at a bar in dorchester in april. hingston hit his head on the pavement and later died. >> christa: three massachusetts men facing charges
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the sell $200,000 worth of stolen gillette raiser blades. investigators say one man sold the raisers while working at gillette and the razors were sold on ebay. >> sarah: children are going back the boston's summer camp less than a week after a child died while at that program. 7-year-old kyzr willis kiss period at carson beach in south boston last week. his body was later found in the water. all city summer programs will mao require hourly head counts. life preservers and incre staffers for the youngest children. >> christa: brand-new poll out this morning in the race for the white house. it shows hillary clinton on top by eight points. the nbc news survey monkey poll has her defeating donald trump 50% to 42%. this after the democratic national convention. the same poll, though, has found no significant bump for trump after the rnc, however, a cbs news poll did see a slight bump for trump as he is still feuding with the family of a fallen american soldier.
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also stepped into that fight. let's head over to 7's kris anderson with more. >> kris: christa, this morning massachusetts congressman seth moulton is joining a list of politicians from all parties to criticize trump's comments. molton who served in iraq and others have banded together writing a letter to trump looking for an apology for what he said about that couple who spoke at the dnc. the battle started when trump suggested that rishi allowed to speak. her husband shared the story of their son who was killed in iraq while serving in the u.s. military. now trump is saying this year's election is going to be rigged. he did not back that up for his reasons why he thinks that. during a rally in pennsylvania, trump called hillary clinton the devil while talking about bernie sanders. >> if he would have just not done anything, just go home, go to sleep, relax, he would have been a hero. but he made a deal with the devil. she's the devil.
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>> kris: on the democratic side, hillary clinton was in nebraska for a rally where billionaire warren buffett introduced her with harsh words for trump. he said neither of them had sacrificed anything, unlike families who serve in the military. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the red sox get a dramatic victory toward their west coast road trip. boston trailed the mariners in the eighth inning until aaron hill tied things up with the sew slow home run. in hit a go-ahead homer. the sox won 2-1. and last night andrew benentendi getting called up from double-a. >> christa: tom brady was there for the hall of fame induction ceremony. tom brady is wearing the number
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focused on his former teammate, saying he loved having him with the pats. >> what a pleasure to spend as many years as i did in the back field with him, and his commitment to our team was exceptional. you guys saw it and you appreciated it. but when you were standing two feet from him, and you knew that he had your become on every play, you really knew what was going on. >> christa: both players getting a lot of love. there then brady put his 12 jersey become on for the pats' annual inside gillette. nearly 25,000 season ticket holders showed up for that workout. today the pats have the day after before returning to normal tomorrow. >> a police officer in maine narrates his actions on body cam when he comes across some shady characters in the middle of the road. >> we have a possible mad cow situation here. i'm going to handle this. we're going the handle this. hi, you guys.
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air. don't run from me. i'm the police. hey. >> sarah: the calf that wandered away from the local farm, and with a little talking to, they eventually moved their way on out. >> christa: they listened pretty well there it look like, danielle. i love that. >> danielle: i'm sure the rain is pushing them out, as well. scattered showers this morning. temperatures in the upper 60s. by this afternoon we start the see sunshine poke through. highs today topping out in the upper 70s. if you'rera triple digits across the desert southwest with monsoonal moisture. 7 on 7 forecast. 90 with chance for storms. near 90 as we head into the weekend. >> sarah: and the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. i'm french fresh. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. we'll be back with 7news "today in new england" at 9:00. until then have, a great morning. stay dry. bring along the umbrellas for
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good morning. hell hath no fury. >> she's the devil. she made a deal with the devil. it's true. >> donald trump launches a new attack against hillary clinton and says he's concerned the election is going to be rigged while our new poll out this morning shows trump falling eight points behind his democratic rival. unprecedented. the cdc telling pregnant women to avoid travel to a miami named where ten more people have contracted zika. leap of faith. he made history by jumping out of a plane without a parachute at 25,000 feet landing safely in

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