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soccer team looks the continue its olympic dominance in rio. 7news is live at the summer games. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. it's 5:00. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. i'm going to give just top-ten status. >> sarah: it was amazing this morning. >> bri: top ten. i totally agree with that. if you liked yesterday, you love today, you'll love tomorrow, as well. sunsets, we have the best of summer yet to come. 65 in boston. cooler temperatures away from the metro area. 52 in norwood. 49 in martha's vineyard. we have some locally dense fog mainly around the norwood area. quickly burning off as we get into the day. good news for this afternoon: dew point still staying in check. you won't notice much humidity out there. that starts to creep into the picture as we get closer to the weekend, and as i mentioned before, some scattered showers that we're expecting for
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more detail to come in your extended forecast in a few minutes. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning, i think you're in good shape. let's go to the maps. only ten minutes from braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. all green. no issues there. south of town, all green, as well. so we're in good shape on routes 3, 24 and 95. notice those work crews still out there. they'll wrap thing head into the 5:00 hour. problem-free heading in and out of boston. routes 2 and 3 look good. 93 fine back to 495, and no issues on route 1. let's check your drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. no delays out on the roads this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: happening now, police in plaistow, new hampshire, are looking for man a
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abduct her. >> christa: frightening story here, and parents understandably are on edge this morning. so let's head out live. 7's victoria warren has the latest on the investigation. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, christa. a lot of parents on alert because this is a pretty suspicious situation, and it really scared this young girl. all of this happening in plaistow, new hampshire, on route 108 right around 12: 30 p.m. the nine-year-old girl was getting off a bus. she says she saw atr then she says the man motioned for her to come to him. she says it spooked her. she took off running. he never touched her, and at this point police don't know what his intentions were. but the girl was upset enough that police want to get to the bottom of it. so what police have been doing, this girl was right near a con opinion yum complex where she lives, so they're speaking with others in that condominium complex and there's also some businesses nearby. they're reaching out to those
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new hampshire, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: there are new details in the violent knife attack in london. police say a woman in her 60s was killed in the attack. five people were also injured in wednesday's attack at russel square. the conditions of the other victims are not known. police arrested a 19-year-old suspect. investigators say early signs indicate mental health may be a factor. officials are also looking into >> christa: happening now, police in walpole are searching for a robbery suspect. investigators say this man robbed a game stop store on route 1 north, and that was late last night. they say he got away with quite a bit of cash, and if you have any information, police are asking that you call them. and two people recovering this morning after being hit by a car in lowell on branch street. both of the victims were taken to the hospital, and we understand they had traumatic injuries. no word on their condition at this point or what might have caused that crash.
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hospital after this wild wreck. the driver losing control, crashing into a fence. and the pole from that fence just piercing her windshield, narrowly missing her. this morning her family is opening up about this incredibly close call. here's 7's nicole oliverio with more from woburn. >> nicole: a metal pole shoots through a car windshield, missing the driver by inches. >> thank god she's alive. thank god. >> nicole: steven sawyer s car just around the corner from their woburn home yesterday. >> the pole went through the windshield and missed her by not even a couple inches. it grazed her elbow. >> nicole: this couple was in their backyard when the crash happened right out front. >> and all of a sudden, bang, it's like, wow. >> nicole: the driver's son says his mom was on her way home from the grocery store. when she was late, he went
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>> i almost kind of freaked there, but i'm just happy that my mother is okay. >> nicole: her husband says the fact she made it through this crash is truly a miracle. >> thank god we're going to see her at the hospital tomorrow instead of worse. >> sarah: that was nicole oliverio reporting. happening today, boston city councilors are set to hold a hearing on the police department's body camera pilot program. police officials will appear before the tonight. earlier this week a civil rights organization released a review of the department's policy, criticizing the department for letting officers review their own footage before releasing statements. construction on the wynn casino in everett is set to begin today. it begins just days after the city of somerville decided not to appeal the decision to give wynn resorts a waterfront construction permit. the resort will be the state's first resort-style casino.
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>> christa: happening today, friends and family will be saying a final farewell to a little seven-year-old boy who drowned at a beach in south boston. a funeral for kyzr willis will be held later this morning in mattapan before he's laid to rest in boston. dozens of people also attended his wake yesterday, including boston mayor marty walsh and police commissioner william evans. willis somehow became separated from councilors at a day camp at carson beach last week, and his body was later recovered i that was several hours later. new this morning, a four-month-old boy who died in a lynn homeless shelter last year died of natural causes. child welfare officials say charlie brand did not die from neglect or abuse. the medical examiner found that he died of severe pneumonia that had spread to his bloodstream. >> sarah: now to the race for the white house. donald trump and hillary clinton are on the campaign trail today. trump will be in portland, maine, for what he's calling a
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las vegas. she will focus on talking about her plan for economic growth. a fox news poll showing clinton with a sizeable lead over trump. clinton has 49% of the vote compared to trump's 39%. a month ago, clinton only led trump by six points in the same poll. >> christa: and trump putting on a united front at a rally down in florida. >> the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well we started on june 16th. i would say right now it's the best in terms of being united that it's been since we began. >> christa: even though trump claims that his campaign is united, key leaders including g.o.p. national head reince priebus and former house speaker newt gingrich are reportedly planning an intervention after several controversies in the past few days.
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message. keith harmon, the owner of center street caf?, says his restaurant has recently received poor reviews on facebook and some of the comments are explicit. he believes trump supporters posted them after a sous chef posted something on his personal page. >> it's disturbing that something on someone's personal page can jump over to something unrelated. political environment. >> christa: facebook has been removing those negative reviews. >> sarah: and an emirates airline made a rough landing in dubai because of weather. this is video after the plane touched down on the ground. passengers began panicking as they tried the leave as smoke poured from the plane. the inferno gutted the plain. all 300 passengers and crew members were able to escape. ten people were hospitalized after the incident.
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battling those flames. >> christa: it's 5:08. right now we are headed to the olympic zone with all eyes on rio this morning. >> sarah: the u.s. women's soccer team already kicking things off. it was a solid start against new zealand. the team cruised to victory thanks to goals from captain carli lloyd and star forward alex morgan. just nine minutes into the game, lloyd headed into the net on a cross from heath. then morgan doubled the lead. the u.s. takes and of course our nancy chen live in rio for all the excitement. she joins us live with all the reaction to the big win in less than an hour. >> christa: all right. we're looking forward to that. and we have a lot more ahead for you here on this thursday. coming up, mes mspca officials expected back at an upton home where eight cats were found living in filth. >> sarah: plus a special set of wheels stolen.
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him by his late brother. >> and earl making landfall. we have a look at the damage down in mexico. >> bri: and we'll check on where earl is now, but for us, cool, comfortable temperatures waking up this morning. if you liked yesterday, you'll love today. forecast next. >> danielle: and good to go if you're headed out the door this morning. no issues on the roads. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule.
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>> christa: right now we're tracking hurricane earl. the category one hurricane making landfall in belize with winds reaching 80mph. earl previously had hit mexico, causing heavy surf and torrential rain. parts of central america are now under a hurricane warning. and earl is expected to get weaker as it moves over the land. >> sarah: all right. let's send it over the bri eggers with more on that. bri? >> bri: it will take a couple
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apart, but over land, it's not the best environment for storms like these. still a category one with hurricane earl, but just barely. those sustained max winds 75mph. made landfall, of course, when that strongest eye wall, strongest winds made it across land earlier this morning at 2:00 a.m., tracking west 2mph. still watching this for the next two to three days as it crosses over the bay of campeche. closer to home, c start the day. 51 in norwood. martha's vineyard 49 degrees. when you have dry air mass, which we do, and a clear sky, like we did last night, you get a lot of radiational cooling, heat that escapes from the earth's surface back into the earth's atmosphere. temperatures are able to drop to comfortable levels. we still have localized heavy fog, dense fog. visibility improving. fog won't take long to mix out. and it's nothing like it was yesterday. much less widespread. very localized.
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today. a light sea breeze keeping cape cod and the islands in the 70s, but really a comfortable day for the beaches, and the humidity is still low. very manageable for us today. maybe a touch humid into tomorrow. it really doesn't get muggy until we head into saturday. that's really when we start the look for our next weather maker. you can see that system out here, even brought some severe weather to the high plains as we move through yesterday. but for now, we keep that dry air mass in place, but you can see where the soupier air is, dew point of 71 right now. pittsburgh at 66. we'll start to get more of that heat and humidity that pumps in around our the high pressure as it continues to slide off to the east, and here comes that front. unfortunately for saturday,, and i know a lot of outdoor activity, one being the pan-mass challenge for saturday, it looks like scattered showers and thunderstorms as we head through the day. not widespread, not a washout at this point. but we'll continue to track the timing on that, so you can plan
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another comfortable night for sleeping, 55 to 64. and tomorrow, what? we're going to do it again. we've been getting these top-ten days. tomorrow night pearl jam on fenway. also there on sunday, as well. you can rock out near the green monster. conditions look perfect for it. here's a look at your 7 on 7 forecast. we are in for a warming trend with the exception being saturday. clouds moving in, scattered showers and storms will keep the temperatures from reaching their full pen by the middle of next week, it's back up to 90. >> sarah: we're following more news today. a 13-year-old boy in beverly is hoping someone returns his late brother's bike after it was stolen earlier this week. aiden regan says he left the bike outside and somebody took off with it. his older brother cameron passed away in january. before he died, cameron gave his bicycle to aiden. they just want to get it back.
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liking it. if he comes back that would be nice. >> aiden had a special connection, and i would feel wonderful if he could get it back. >> the bike is red, blue and yellow. it has bmx written on the frame and it has breaks. -- brakes. if you have any information, please call police. >> christa: a mom was trying to give birth at home. she had some complications, so they had to call in an wait. so the paramedics pulled over on 95 and delivered a baby girl. >> mom did a great job. she did all the hard work. we were just there to help her out. i'm glad we could be part of it. >> everybody did great. it was a nice day for all of us. >> christa: oh, very nice. so for their effort, the firefighters were given a pink stork pin. how apropos. i love it when these guys give
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the work. make no mistake. coming up next on 7news, we're heading to the olympic zone. >> sarah: a u.s. woman's soccer star getting a chilly reception in rio. only 7news is live in brazil for the summer games. >> sarah:>> christa: and thingse getting a little fishy for the red sox. david ortiz's farewell tower rolling into seattle. what is this? quite a unique retirement gift for big papi. >> adam: experts w to make sure you plan ahead. >> kim: when you're considering retirement, the earlier the better. tonight some money decisions you don't want the make. >> adam: hopefully you can
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>> bri: waking up to temperatures in the 50s and low 60s for many of us, perfect for rolling down your win deon the way to work today. if you liked yesterday, you'll love today. why don't we do it again tomorrow?
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reof these top-ten summer days. temperatures topping out in the mid-80s both days with plenty of sunshine, humidity levels staying in check, and it changes up as we start to work into the weekend. scattered storms on the way for us on saturday. just for saturday. not a washout. more on the extended forecast to come. >> christa: bri, thank you. talk about the red sox and the offense just stalling a bit in seattle. rick porcello allowing just four hits, but unfortunately three of those hits were home runs. one bright spot, though. second game and recorded his first major league hit. he finished 2 for 3 but the sox could not generate enough offense and they lost the game 3-1. before the game, though, the mariners presented ortiz advertise with a very special retirement gift. the team gave him a salmon for salmon's pike place market. they reeled it in there. in keeping with the market's famous style, employees delivered the fish. they also presented big papi with a portrait and a watch.
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to answer your question. and some good news on hanley ramirez. that tumble down the dugout stairs tuesday night will not earn him a trip to the d.. l. it's a sprain, and that means he's day-to-day. >> sarah: the patriots are on the practice field one day after training camp turn entered a birthday celebration for tom brady. he turned 39 on wednesday. some fans brought special birthday signs to yesterday's practice. the crowd also birthday. fellow q.b. jimmy garoppolo made sure to acknowledge brady's big day, as well. >> you know, just little things. >> what did you get him? >> [inaudible]. >> sarah: do you think he did get him something? julian edelman joked that brady is half-way to 100.
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that milestone. >> christa: that's a lifetime, 11 years. a lot can happen. so a big return at training camp on wednesday. defensive tackle alan branch was back in action after starting camp on the non-football injury list. another big head line, the emergence of the pats' new tight end duo. it's hard to miss rob gronkowski and marcellus bennett on the field. both are 6'6". they feature speed and strength. gronk alone is a threat. but the addition of bennett has fans dre unbeatable offense. while pats' nation is well aware of gronk's skills, bennett is a fan, as well. >> we're going up to each other's game. he does some things really well. i do some things differently. we're going to go about our business totally different. he's passionate. he brings that energy to meetings.
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do the same thing for him. >> christa: it's like they're part of this admiration society. what an acquisition. well, you remember that famous ice bucket challenge. >> sarah: did you do it? i did. >> christa: you did, when you were expecting. this is really impressive. so this pennsylvania man is adding a new twist to this. >> sarah: he's taking it to every state this month. and he has crossed massachusetts off the list. larry kaplan dumped baked beans over his head while in boston on wednesday. kaplan is substitut specific to each state. >> christa: i see. >> we have everything from maple syrup to salmon row to chili and orange juice in florida. it's going to be an interesting month to say the least. it's not about me. it's about the patients and the families. >> sarah: massachusetts is his fifth stop. he's hoping to raise $100,000 for als research.
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sticky. >> christa: yeah, orange juice sounds like it might be okay, also stick eye, but salmon? i'm sorry, that stuff is nasty. why couldn't they do boston cream pie instead of baked beans. >> sarah: that would have been good. >> christa: dessert. all right. 5:26. coming up, we're in the olympic zone. you'll hear from ebner as a pats' player goes for his >> reporter: and a house in upton condemned after neighbors complained. more on the animals rescued from inside coming up. >> sarah: plus new details about this massive fire in charlestown. what investigators think sparked
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? >> sarah: now at 5:30 calts living in filth taken from an upton home. neighbors say this isn't the
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>> christa: new details on the racism scandal rocking boston latin. an independent investigation getting some new insight into how reports of bias were hand handled. >> sarah: and all eyes on rio. the u.s. women's soccer team claiming their first win before opening ceremonies begin. we're live in rio. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: so excited. >> sarah: i know. >> christa: right. summer olympics right here, everybody. thanks for being with us on this thursday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. also excited about the weather. >> bri: going for gold. sunshine moves on for us for next couple days. we're in for a warming trend overall back into the 90s next week. thunderstorms, also some scattered showers possible on saturday. but take a look at your day today. very comfortable, cool temperatures to start. we warm up very quickly. a light sea breeze taking cape cod, coastal areas, also the islands. a touch cooler in the 70s. sunshine sticks around for us for a couple more days, but this
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to take a look at the weekend. so scattered storms in store for us, we move in through saturday. there are a lot of outdoor activities. it does not look like a complete washout. back the sunshine and the warm temperatures return for sunday. with we'll get a closer look at this in a few minutes. >> sarah: let's toss it over to danielle gersh. what's happening in the traffic department, danielle? >> danielle: we're going for gold on the roads, too. leverett connector, zakim bridge, traffic moving nicely. let's go to the maps. is green. route 1, no issues back to 128 this morning. braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, only ten minutes. slowing down a little bit, just barely around the split, but route 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. you're problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. let's check your drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes braintree to boston on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes.
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both the tee and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: will let's get a check of your thursday morning top stories. police are on the lookout for man who allegedly tried to abduct a young girl in plaistow, new hampshire. the suspect waved to a nine-year-old girl and tried to get her to approach him after she got off the us with -- bus on tuesday afternoon, but the girl managed to run away. two people are recovering after getting hit by a car in let on branch street yesterday. both victims were taken to hospital with traumatic injuries. no word on their conditions or the cause of the crash this morning. and a woman amazingly expected to be okay after this frightening crash in newbern. investigators say she hit some parked cars and a light post at a fence on wednesday. a post then went straight through the woman's windshield. her relatives believe she had some sort of medical emergency at the time of that crash. >> sarah: happening today,
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upton home where officials were were -- where cats were found living in filth. jennifer eagan is live now with more. jen sarah, neighbors tell us the same kind of thing happened a few years ago. investigators condemned this house after what they found here. crews in protective suits spent hours trying the remove the cats. upton's board of health visited the home along school street after neighbors complained about the smell. two dead cats were removed. eight were surrendered to the mspca. hiding inside. >> just recently, the past year or two, especially this summer, the stink has been getting real bad. >> neighbors didn't want to go on camera but tell us the two sisters who live here were taken away in an ambulance for precautionary reasons due to the conditions of the home. people who live on the street say something similar happened five years ago. >> we went down. we got a meeting with the board of health and presented our problem. and what we had.
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like a week or so after that and took out like 80 some odd cats. >> jennifer: crews will come back today to try to catch more of the cat, which could take days. >> you see them in the windows, everything. every time the drapes and shades are down, they're at the bottom of the windows. >> christa: the cats taken from the home were taken to a shelter in boston. they'll be up for adoption after their health is checked out. no charges against the two women living here at this time. live in 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now a 28-year-old man is behind bars in maine after allegedly threatening to kill police officers. investigators say the suspect sent threatening e-mails saying that he and his partners plan to kill officers with high-powered rifles. he also said that he had placed explosives in the parking garage of the police department, but police say they did not find any explosives in that building. also police say a 19-year-old man died in an accident
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rafael cordero was killed after he his dirt bike collided with a cruiser early yesterday morning. investigators say several officers were responding to a 911 call in the area when cordero and another biker stopped in an intersection. the officer said the biker didn't have his lights on at the time. >> sarah: new details about massive fire in charlestown. investigators say the fierce flames were likely caused by careless disposal of smoking materials. the fire ripped throw a multimillion dollar brown stone last month. five firefighters were hurt battling the flames. nine families were displaced by the fire. the search for a missing team from andover takes a tragic turn. police in wilmington finding a body that's believed to be ira jaan simbulan. investigators found the body in the yoodz behind a home near glen road. that's where investigators say the 18-year-old was last seen. officials say the death does not seem to be suspicious. >> christa: also this morning,
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look now at that racism scandal that rocked boston latin. the school-launched investigation looked into more than 100 cases of alleged racial bias since 2012. teachers, administrators and students violated school policy more than a dozen times according to the report. the head of the naacp shows that something needs to be done. >> now what we're seeing is there were more incidents. there have definitely been many more complaints. it doesn't mattered if there is one serious one or a series of incidents that are not as egregious, there is a problem at boston lassin school. now we need to do something about it. >> christa: and boston latin's headmaster and a top administrator have already resigned amid that controversy. >> sarah: still ahead on news, now fizzling out, how a rhode island soda cup bottler getting in on the election hoopla. >> christa: and he calls it a
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america's most decorated olympian. michael phelps live in rio. >> bri: cool mornings followed by a warm afternoon, just the way we like it. we warm up into the mid-80 was a light sea breeze. yesterday was perfect. let's do it again today. forecast is ahead. >> danielle: and looking good for the most part on the roads. here's a look at the braintree split. this is the only slow spot we're watching. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule.
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>> christa: it's 5:40 on this thursday. prest his birthday. the 45th president turning 55. yesterday he was serenaded in a summit for young african american leaders. no word yet on any official birthday plans for the president. >> sarah: a rhode island couple having some fun with the election with the presidential pop poll. so they own the soda-making company yacht club bottling. and they have developed two new flavors for the two presidential candidates. hillary the liberal limeade has a raspberry limeade.
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fruit punch. >> they have a slight acidity to them, so they have a bite. they meet the candidates. they have a little edge to them. >> sarah: so funny. the couple is keeping track of how many of each flavor is sold and then will release the numbers right before the election. >> christa: i was just looking at the cartoon character. >> sarah: pretty impressive, right? >> christa: well, they look exactly alike. there's not too much difference between donald trump and hillary clinton in that particular caricature. who's who? we have lots to get to this morning, including our know and go segment with a shark scare on the vineyard sending swimmers running. this morning experts think they know exactly what was spotted. >> reporter: and plaistow police trying the find a man who spooked a little girl. >> sarah: plus one of the stars of the women's soccer team getting a not-so-warm welcome in rio. why hope solo was hit with a pointed attack.
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>> sarah: 5:35. >> christa: know and go time. we have bri eggers joining us. >> bri: these cool temperatures, it's a nice
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down on your way to work. 65 in boston. 50s elsewhere. 51 in norwood. 59 in martha's vineyard. a lot of radiation cal cooling happening at that observation site. warm sunshine again for us today. if you like yesterday, you'll love today. light sea breeze. maybe a couple degrees warmer. 80 to 87 for highs. 70s for cape cod and the islands. an we stay dry for the next couple days. this seems to be the pattern we've gotten into. in fact, boston has just picked over the seven-inch deficit as far as our yearly precipitati we've got quite a hole to make up for. as i mentioned, still dry for the next couple days, next weather maker doesn't arrive until saturday. that would be this system right here, even breakthrough some severe weather to the dakotas yesterday. we were watching out for that. that doesn't arrive for us until saturday, and it looks to be a scattered storm. we're not talking about a washout. a lot of outdoor activities for the weekend. closer look at that timeline. for now we're enjoying
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dew points really quite comfortable. starts to creep up a touch tomorrow. downright muggy as we get into saturday. and here's a bigger picture. the reason why that's happening. high pressure keeps things nice and dry for us for the next couple days. as it slides to the east, it gives us this return flow, more heat, more moisture, and then a cold front comes through to give us a little extra oomph. that's when we see those storms that fire up. it looks like mid-day into the early afternoon hours. still have to track the timing on that to see if will be strong to severe. the potential is there. but again, we'll keep watching it for you. if you're getting away to the lakes region, this weekend, again, saturday will be the day the watch out for. just scattered showers. looks like earlier on in the day for that area. for cape cod, get away this weekend, isolated storm a possibility. but that brunch is clear by sunset. we're in for another gorgeous day for sunday. how about beaches today. looking good for us. 75 to 80. we get to keep the sunshine around.
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forecast, showing temperatures in the 80s until we hit the middle of next week. then it's back to that, wow, 90-degree mark. >> christa: time now for that fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: you're in good shape. 93 through somerville, not looking too bad. a little slow and go back through 495, but no major delays. switch cameras. take a look at the expressway. it's in the too bad there either. go to the maps. south of town, mostly green on route 3, 24 and 95. no issues. the braintree split. no major delays, though. you're problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. route 2-s and 3 looking good, as well. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. just 13 minutes braintree toes be on, the pray. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 13 minutes, as well. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: happening now, police in plaistow, new hampshire russia looking for the man who a nine-year-old girl
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parents are understandably on edge about it. let's go to 7's victoria warren. she has the latest on the investigation. vicki, what can you tell us? >> victoria: well, i can tell you that parents in the area definitely paying attention because it's a suspicious situation and it really scared this young girl. all of this happening in plaistow, new hampshire, on route 108 right around 12:30 p.m. the nine-year-old girl was getting off a bus, and she says she saw a strange man taking pictures. then she says for her to come to him. it spooked her. she took off running. she says he never touched her, and at this point police don't know what his intentions were. but the girl was upset enough that plaistow police want to get to the bottom of this. what police are doing at this point, the girl lives in a condominium complex and they are talking with other folks in the condo complex to see if they saw anything suspicious. they're also checking with area businesses to see if they have any surveillance video that can help them out. live this morning in plaistow,
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7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, the department of public health says the number of deaths related to the opioid sengt until is on the rise. 66% of all opioid-related deaths have been connected to the drug. it's up from 57% last year. officials say detle related to heroin and prescription drugs are declining. braintree police posting a gun challenge on social media. they put this photo on their facebook page asking people to identify which of these eight police say seven other guns are actually pellet guns. they have been taken from children and other people in the past. >> christa: right now wakefield police are searching for a thief accused of an alarming crime, an elderly man's wallet was stolen right out of his pocket. police say the suspect in this photo held the door for the victim as he was leaving the store, but he bumped into him and then stole the man's wallet. later that day the victim found the wallet in his mailbox, but
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police officer off the job after being accused of helping isis. prosecutors say the 36-year-old bought $250 worth of gift cards to help isis members purchase mobile apps to communicate with. prosecutors say he doesn't pose a threat to the transit system. a serial killer on the loose in arizona has struck again. police believe he shot at a 21-year-old man and a four-year-old boy three weeks ago. they were not hit, thankfully. the string of shootings and it left seven people dead since april. police believe the shooter is driving this black car and a white cadillac. there was a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. >> christa: daily fantasy sports sites including boston-based draft kings and rival company fan dual will once again be allowed to operate in new york state. governor andrew cuomo signed a
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lloyd headed into the net on a cross from tobin heath. then just 34 seconds into the second half, morgan doublinged doublinged -- doubled the lead. that was enough for the u.s. to take the game 2-0. but this competition wasn't without controversy. [booing] the crowd going after hope solo almost every time got the ball. you could hear boos and chants of "zika." the heckling a response to solo's recent twitter post about the mosquito-borne virus. a mosquito with repellent that said, "not sharing this. get your own, #zika proof." but solo didn't seem to remind the reaction. after the victory she said she's just glad the fans were having fun. the u.s. now looking ahead. they face france on saturday. meantime, swimmer michael phelps
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flag bearer, the most decorated olympic athlete of all time will lead the american athletes into the stadium during the opening ceremony on friday. phelps is an 18-time gold medalist. this is an honor phelps is not taking lightly. >> even to be nominated to carry the flag is an honor to me. and then to have my teammates select me to carry the flag enter opening ceremonies, it's an absolute, tremendous honor. for what the flag stands for and to be able to lead our country, it's a dream come true. >> nancy: it's been a good ride for phelps so far. the u.s. swim team arriving in style thanks to dallas mavericks' owner mark cuban. the team tweeting out this picture thanking cuban. they also tweeted several pictures from their travels in
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rio. he's excited to be part of the men's rugby team. team u.s.a. posting this picture of ebner and his other teammates. we spoke to ebner about the support he's received from his teammates back home. >> every other day they're asking me what this is all like. i'm trying to let them know how it's all going. you know, like i said, almost daily. those guys have shown so much suor i can't say enough about that. >> nancy: so a lot of excitement out here. we'll have much more from rio, including some travel trouble from a member of the olympic beach volleyball team and why in the end she wasn't so upset about it. we'll have that later on "today in new england." for now, back to you in boston. >> christa: nancy, glad you got there safely. hopefully you got reunited with your luggage. that's kind of important. >> nancy: yes, yes, yes.
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clean clothes and everything, but i'm all dressed and ready to go. >> sarah: we're glad. >> nancy: and it feels so good. >> christa: take care, nancy. we'll check in with her at the top of the hour, as well. >> sarah: 7news now turning to a shark sighting. this is on martha's vineyard. lifeguards hopping on their s.u.v.s to warn swimmers about it. this morning the vineyard gazette reporting that it was likely a hammerhead shark. people were kept out of the water for about an hour. but the news didn't scare off sky7 h.d. flew over a large cloud, soaking up the sun and cooling off in the water later on in the day. >> christa: beach day for today, bri. what do you think? >> absolutely or maybe hitting the links. maybe an early tee time will be in store. mid-80s for the highs this afternoon. here's a look at your 7 on 7 forecast. in for a warming trend heading into next week. we'll have to watch out for scattered showers and possible thunderstorms. >> sarah: thanks, bri.
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>> christa: in the olympic zone this morning. we're live in rio, where competition is already under way. the u.s.a. women's soccer team beginning their quest for gold. why fans were not so kind to one member of team u.s.a. >> christa: and a new england paint -- patriot-turned olympic rugby player talking about the
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dream. >> sarah: and more news this morning. a dangerous drive hits too close for comfort. the driver's family grateful she survived this pole impalement. >> christa: new this morning, plaistow police investigating after a little girl says she was merely snatched off the stream by a stranger. >> sarah: and a millstone in massachusetts as casino construction begins in everett. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. it is thursday, august 4th. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. gorgeous day yesterday, bri. hoping for the same today. >> bri: let's make it an odd three. we can do it today, tomorrow, as well. current temperatures starting out with very cool 50s in most spots. 51 in norwood. we have some locally dense fog. not as widespread as it was yesterday. it will quickly burn off by the time the sun rises this morning. and really starts to set that heat in. it does warm up very quickly, a lot like yesterday. a light sea breeze for the
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particularly the beaches, in the 07s, upper 70s. we get to enjoy the warm sunshine, u.v. index still very high. so the sun very powerful this time of year. and it's never too early to look at the weekend. we will be tracking some scattered showers and storms as they move through saturday, but it does not look like a washout. we have to cover more detail on the time line in a few minutes. >> christa: this is important business in the summer, those weekends. and traffic. >> bri: we. >> danielle: we have to talk about getting to those b take a look at the expressway. that's where things are slower this morning, over 0 minutes. northbound braintree to boston. let's head to the maps. we are watching an accident. this is in rockland. the shoulder is blocked here. route 3 northbound at 228. back to you. >> sarah: right now the driver of a car hospitalized after a pole pierces a windshield. the woman was just inches from death. >> christa: so now her family is talking to 7news about this incredibly close call.
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nicole, that's where this crash happened. >> it is, christa. this man tells us his wife is now in the hospital. but he knows that she's going to be okay. if i step out of the way, you can see where that accident happened. those cones here right outside of this street on woburn and this crash happening not far from her home. a metal pole shoots through a car windshield, missing the driver by inches. >> she's alive. thank god. >> nicole: steven sawyer says his wife liz lost control of her car just around the corner from their woburn home yesterday. >> she collided with a couple cars and a pole and a fence. the pole of the fence went through the windshield and missed her by not even a a cup inches. it grazed her elbow. >> nicole: this couple was in their backyard when the crash happened right out front. >> and all of a sudden, bang, it's like, wow. >> nicole: the driver's son says his mom was on her way home from the grocery store.
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damaged car. >> that made everything inside me drop. i almost kind of freaked there, but i'm just happy that my mother is okay. >> nicole: her husband says the fact she made it through this crash is truly a miracle. >> thank god tomorrow we're getting up and going to see her at the hospital instead of worse. >> nicole: again, taking a live look here, there was another pole that came down in the road, according to police who are still investigating this accident. happened in the front of, they said their grandchildren were in the pool not far from where that crash happened, so they're glad nobody was seriously hurt. live in woburn, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: two people are recovering this morning after getting hit by a car up in lowell on branch street. both victims were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. but we don't have any word on their exact conditions at this hour. or what might have caused the crash. also new this morning, police in plaistow, new hampshire, are investigating an attempted
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girl says man tried the lure her into his vehicle. let's head out live the plaistow and 7's victoria warren has more details for thus morning. vicki. >> victoria: just spoke with police, and they tell me this man actually mouthed the words "come here" to this young girl. it really scared her. a very interesting situation. police are investigating, trying to figure out exactly what happened here. it happened in plaistow on route 108 around 1:30 in the afternoon. the nine-year-old girl was getting off a bus and she saw a strange man taking pictures. then she says the man motioned for her to come to him, mouthing those words "come here." it spooked her. she took off running. he never touched her. at this point police don't know what his intentions were. but the girl was upset enough that plaistow police want to get to the bottom of this. so as part of their investigation, police are speaking with others in that condominium complex where this girl lives to see if they also saw this man. and there are also some
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any surveillance video. live this morning in plaistow, new hampshire, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: there are new details in the violent knife attack in london. police say a woman in her 60s was killed in the attack. five people were also injured in wednesday's attack at russel square. the conditions of the other victims are not known yet. politician arrested a 19-year-old suspect. investigators say early signs indicate mental health may be a factor. officials are also whether terrorism was a motive. >> christa: friends and family will be saying a final farewell to a seven-year-old boy who drowned at a south boston beach. a funeral for kyzr willis will be held later today in mattapan before he is laid to rest in boston. dozens of people also attended his wake yesterday including boston mayor marty walsh and police commissioner william evans. willis became separated from his councilors at a day camp at car
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from the hours several hours later. happening today, construction on the wynn casino in everett is set to begin just days after the city of somerville decided not to appeal the decision to give wynn resorts a waterfront construction permit. the resort will be the state's first resort-style casino and it's set to open in 2019. >> sarah: for the first time let's head live to the olympic zone and let the games begin. can you believe it, the 2016 summer olympic games are kicking off with the team. they're on their quest for their fourth olympic gold. >> christa: yes. this is exciting news. and michael phelps, isn't this incredible? he's going to be part of the opening ceremonies and carrying the flags. >> christa: 18 times i think. what an honor for him. so excited. so for the next two and a half weeks, we'll be bringing you live coverage of the games. nancy chen is the only local studio reporter right now in rio
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>> nancy: team u.s.a. is looking for their fourth straight gold medal. they had an impressive opener against new zealand. the team cruising to victory thanks to goals from captain carli lloyd and star forward alex morgan. just nine minutes into the game lloyd headed into the net on a cross from tobin heath. then just 34 seconds into the second half, morgan doubled the lead. take the game 2-0. but this competition wasn't without controversy. [booing] the crowd going after hope solo almost every time the goaltender got the ball. you could hear boos and chants of "zika." the heckling a response to solo's recent twitter post about the mosquito-borne virus. but solo didn't seem to mind the reaction, saying she is glad the fans were having fun. michael phelps was selected as a flag bearer and he'll be wearing a jacket created by ralph lauren.
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games. >> to have my teammates select me, it's a tremendous honor. knowing what the flag stands for and to be able to lead our country, it's a dream come true. >> nancy: the u.s. swim team arrived in rio to style thanks to dallas mavericks' owner mark cuban. the team tweeting out this picture thanking cuban. #thanksmarkcuban. team u.s.a. posted a quick video of nate ebner with matt hughes and other teammates. ebner spoke about the risk he's taking competing in these games. >> bad things can happen obviously. there's risk involved. i have a career in football and what not, but those weren't good enough reasons for me to not try a once-in-a-lifetime dream. >> christa: and that's not the only big development coming out of rio.
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getting time in with team u.s.a.'s flag bearer. we just talked about him. ali and fellow gymnast simone biles had a short visit with michael phelps, the decorated olympian towering over the three members of the u.s. gymnastics team. but they were all smiles. while all the athletes are understandably thrilled to be here in rio, it's really more of a sense of relief for one athlete in particular. i'm talking about the u.s. women's beach fol i h travel woes on the way down here. the 2012 silver medalist said she wouldn't make it here in time for the opening ceremony because she missed her connecting flight in miami on sunday because of a weather delay. and all the other flights down here to brazil were full. so after some social media pleas and help from the u.s. volleyball federation, united airlines managed to get ross and other members of team u.s.a.
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excited people are to be here. >> i think it's just... it shows the desire to come down to brazil and watch the games. you know, i didn't expect a week out for every flight on every airline to rio and sao paulo and anywhere in brazil to be completely full. so at this point, it was frustrating and a little bit stressful, but at the same time, it was kind of like, i was so stoked that everybody wanted to get down here. >> nancy: so ross among the many members of team u.s.a. who are so excited to be here. also today, we're getting our first look at the 2016 olympic medals. i hope we take a lot of those back home for the united states. officials say the metals were created with sustainability in mind. the silver and bronze medals were produced using 30% recycled materials. the gold medal was made from gold extracted without the use of mercury. now, coming up in our next half hour, rio is hoping to stand out
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to host the games. we'll take a look at some of the iconic locations where those events will be taking place. for now back the you guys in boston. >> christa: all right. than si, so good to see you. you seem so awake and alert. and, you know, well-residents even though you had quite a travel ordeal, right? >> sarah: you had that in common with her, that flight out of miami. >> >> nancy: i did. i was talking to april ross, and i said, i really relate because i have also had some travel there's been a lot of weather delays and any time you fly, you have to be prepared for something like that, but when you have the whole world, the whole united states in particular coming down here with all these athletes, spectators and family members, it's going to be tough. we managed to get down here, barely made our flight. the luggage took a couple days to get to us, but we're all good to go now. >> christa: you're ready for the next couple weeks. i love it. she is rolling with it. always flexible. nancy, thank you so much.
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so much excitement that we're adding. an extra half hour of 7news "today in new england." so starting monday, you can catch all the highlights and headlines, from 4:30 instead of 5:00 until 7:00 a.m. >> sarah: still ahead, concern in upton where animals were found living in filth. neighbors complaining about the conditions. >> christa: a look at the chaos inside a plane that crash landed into dubai. the panic to escape before that plane exploded into flames. >> sarah: plus an intervention for donald trump. th hoping to influence the controversial candidate. >> bri: another picture-perfect summer day ahead
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6:15678 another great day on tap. >> christa: toppen the day. we've been naming this one as one to go in the history books, our personal history books. >> sarah: i agree. maybe if yesterday was top ten, today top 11. >> bri: tomorrow we'll do it again. we've got some of the best days of summer ahead of us. cool start followed by warm afternoon. locally dense fog around the norwood area, low-lying areas that. will quickly burn off. the sun is in control and it will warm us up quickly. 80 to 87 for most of us for highs this afternoon. we get a light sea breeze in here that may keep us in the low 80s for the coastline and in the upper 70s from cape cod and the islands. nevertheless, a fantastic beach day. sunshine in full force for us, not just today but tomorrow, as well. next weather maker doesn't arrive until saturday. and that will be this storm system here. dragging a cold front through our area that could fire up. some showers and also some scattered thunderstorms on saturday, time line is still
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but if i had to pinpoint it, i would say afternoon at this point looks like mid-day into about sunset. dew points remaining in check for us, i a60 degrees is a good threshold. less than that, very comfortable amount of air. i won't notice any mugginess. it's very comfortable. start the get humid into tomorrow. it is downright muggy as we get into saturday. again, that's when we're expecting not just the humidity to get a boost, but also the heat, two ingredients that you you add in a third with this front and you get the storms that fire up for us. again, a closer look at the time line still to come as we get into into tomorrow morning, but still we're looking for those scattered showers and thunderstorms for saturday, not a complete washout. and it's fantastic as we get into sunday. mostly clear. comfortable for sleeping. tomorrow let's do it again with the warming trend in store for
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day in the 80s until we hit the middle of next week. that warming trend gets a little out of control. we're up to 09 by wednesday. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. a couple understand debts to tell you about on the roads this morning. north of town, just some slow and go traffic, but no major delays and no accidents. so let's head to the maps. south of town, braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, 23 minutes. could be worse. and then we're watching this accident in this here on route 3 northbound, 228. this incident has the shoulder blocked and then on route 95, another crash. look at all this red. that's causing some delays there. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. little slowing on route 23. let's check those guidelines. 22 minutes, braintree to boston on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128.
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zakim bridge, 20 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. investigators are focusing on the weather as a possible reason why an emirates airline plane had made a rough landing in dubai. this is video from inside that plane after it managed to touch down. now, passengers started panicking, trying the -- trying the leave as smoke poured from the plane. the inferno gutted the airliner. all 300 passengers and crew members were able to escap hospital. but sadly a firefighter was killed battling those flames. >> sarah: now to the race for the white house. a new fox news poll showing hillary clinton with a sizeable lead over donald trump. the former secretary of state has 49% of the votes compared to trump's 38%. a month ago clinton only led trump by six points in the same poll. donald trump reportedly looking to regroup as controversy is out mounting for the republican
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reportically looking the right the ship. nbc news reports republican party leaders will have an intervention of sorts to work on the campaign and its message. this comes as a new ripple was added to trump's latest controversy. v.p. pick mike pence endorsed paul ryan yesterday just one day after trump refused to do so. trump's campaign manager says despite all the attention, the trump campaign is still strong. >> the candidate is in control of this the clinton team may not like it, but we're prepared for the fight. >> the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well united. >> sarah: trump will be in maine today for a town hall meeting. >> christa: at 6:20, still ahead, threats made against a new england police department and f.b.i. is called in to make an arrest. >> sarah: and a fishy farewell for david ortiz in seattle. the mariners tossing around an interesting parting gift. >> christa: keeping with the yuck factor, look at this party
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ling alright, baby? ? >> christa: 6:24 your time. the red sox offense stalling in seattle. rick porcello allowing four hits. three of those hits were home runs. one bright spot. sox rookie andrew benintendi playing in his second game and hit. he finished 2-3, but the sox could not generate enough offense and boston lost the game 3-1. before the game, though, the mariners presented big papi with a special retyler gift. the team getting him a salmon from seattle's pike place market. did you see, in keeping with the market's famous style, they delivered the fish by tossing it. he also presented big papi with some more conventional gifts including a portrait and a watch.
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back on the practice field this morning one day after training camp turn entered a birthday celebration for quarterback tom brady. brady turned 39 on wednesday. some fans brought special birthday signs to yesterday's practice. the crowd also sang happy birthday. fellow q.b. jimmy garoppolo made sure to acknowledge brady's big day. >> just little things. >> what did you get him? >> [inaudible] david ortiz posted pictures online to wish bridie a happy birthday. edelman joked that brady is half-way to 100. his math is a little off, of course, i'm sure he's joking, but if you wanted to know, brady is 11 years away from that milestone. >> christa: love that joke. old man jokes continue, not fun. >> sarah: a pennsylvania man adding a twist to the als ice bucket challenge. >> christa: he's taking it to every state this month.
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off his list. larry kaplan is his name. he dumped baked beans over his head in boston. that looks unpleasant. he's substituting ice water with a food or beverage specific to each state. >> we have everything from maple syrup to salmon with salmon roe to chili in texas,ing on juice in florida. it's going to be an interesting month to say the least. it's not really about me. their families. >> christa: massachusetts was his fifth stop. he's hoping to raise $100,000 for als research. i'm thinking that the potential is there for something a little bit more pleasant. >> yeah. >> christa: boston cream pie. >> sarah: that would have been a good one, dessert for sure. >> christa: clam chowder, or maybe not. anything seems to be better than beans. >> sarah: coming up this morning, a big win for online sports betting. the state that is backing down
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>> reporter: and a house in upton condemned after neighbors complain. more on the animals rescued from inside coming up. >> christa: and nancy chen showing us rio like you've never
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>> christa: in the olympic zone, u.s.a. we're live in rio where the women's soccer team shut out their first opponent. and as the olympics get under way, we're getting a closer look at where all the action will be taking place. >> christa: and crews headed back to a home in upton where animals were living in filth. people there taken to the hospital. >> sarah: a tense time for police in portland after threats are made against officers. >> christa: and scandal expanding at boston latin. leaders investigating more than 100 instances of alleged racism
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boston-based draft kings winning big in a battle against new york state. >> this is 7news "today in new england". >> sarah: good thursday morning. it's 6:31. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp with some girl power here. bri eggers is doing the weather for us today. >> bri: you got that. good morning, ladies. another stunner. a light sea breeze this afternoon keeping cape cod and the islands in the 70s. elsewhere we today. mid to upper 80s not out of the question. cooler along the coastline. just how long can these perfect summer-like conditions last? we'll get a look at the weekend forecast to come in a few minutes. >> sarah: all right, bri, thank you. we're headed into the olympic zone this morning. all eyes are on rio right now. the opening ceremonies might not be until tomorrow, but the women's soccer team has already kicked things off. >> that's one of our top olympic headlines. let's go live to 7's nancy chen.
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for the games. good morning, nancy. >> nancy: good morning to you both. it's already been a solid start for team u.s.a. the u.s. women's soccer team kicking things off quite literally last night in the first day of olympic competition. the team cruised to victory thanks to goals from captain carli lloyd and star forward alex morgan. just nine minutes into the game, lloyd headed into the net on a cross from tobin heath. then just 34 seconds into the second half, morgan doubled the lead. and that was enough for the u the u.s. now looking ahead. they play france on saturday. so competition is going to be held all around the city of rio. and the city is showcasing its best locations to really make it shine. over the curse of 19 day, athletes are hoping to shine. rio is hoping to shine, as well. it's first south american city
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they're trying to make a splash, organizing its venues around their most iconic sites. there will be four competition clusters in the city itself with the journey officially kicking off americana, a legendary soccer stadium that will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the soccer finals. the adoro in the north will be hold to rugby 7s as well as bmx and equestrian. and rio's famous copacabana beach will get a starring role but the heart of the politics is here at baltusrol, that's where the olympic athletes are staying. this is where the world's best gymnast, tennis players will compete at the aquatic fade yum. michael fellen, missy franklin will compete. and it also has 15,000 tiny holes built in to keep fans and spectateors cool.
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journalists from all around the world are going to be working. this over here is our work space. it's inside the nbc newsroom. the olympic park is compact. here we'll see judo, fencing and basketball. they're supposed to represent the mountains of rio. this is where it all happens. the world coming together in a spectacular celebration of faster, higher and stronger. by the way, behind-the-scenes tidbit on that story, i had to clean up my work spais before i filmed my stand-up there. there will be a lot of competition at those venues. we're is excited to bring it to you live. for now, back to you in boston. >> christa: great to see you there, nancy. thank you. coming up, patriot nate ebner is comparing to compete with the u.s. rugby team. he's talking about his teammates he's been in contact with. >> sarah: also this morning, cleaning crews and animal control officers heading back to
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found living in filth. and the people living in the home were taken to the hospital after neighbors complained about a terrible smell. 7's jennifer eagan is live now with more. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, two women were living here. they were taken to the hospital to be evaluated. investigators condemned this house after they got a look inside. this is in upton. the mspca came to the scene to help out. they say eight cats were rescued from the home, two were found dead, and they believe there are about a dozen more cats neighbors say five years ago there was a similar situation here, dozens of cation were found that time. this time around neighbors complained to the town. >> recently the past year or two, especially this summer, the stink has been getting real bad. the wind comes from west to east, so these people get it all the time. i don't get that it bad except when it rains and that stagnates all over the yard.
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shelter in boston. they'll be up for adoption once they're all checked out and they're deemed healthy. the two women who are living here, they are not facing any charges at this time. live in upton this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a 28-year-old man is behind bars in maine after allegedly making a violent threat against police. investigators say the suspect sent threatening e-mails saying that he and his partners planned to kill officers with high-powered rifles. he also claimed that he had placed explosives in a but police say they did not find any explosives inside that building. >> sarah: still ahead, new insight into the racism scandal rocking boston latin. the report finding fault in how complaints were handled. >> christa: and online sports betting scoring points in new york. the state now backing off the want of draft king. >> sarah: and here's a look at the expressway. it's slow in both directions. southbound we're watching a crash. that's at granite avenue.
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>> christa: a serial killer on the loose out in arizona has now struck again. police believe that he shot at a 21-year-old man and a four-year-old boy three weeks ago. they were not hit. the suspect is responsible for a string of shootings that have left seven people dead since april. police say the shooter is driving a black car and a white cadillac and right now there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. >> sarah: a report from boston public schools giving a more in-depth look at the racism scandal that rocked boston latin. the looked at more than 100 cases of alleged racial bias since 2012. the report says teachers, administrators and students violated school policy more than a dozen times. the head of the naacp says this shows something needs to be done. >> now what we're seeing is there were more incidents. there have definitely been many more complaints, and now we have to pay attention. it doesn't matter if there's one serious one or a series of
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there is a problem in boston latin school. now we need to do something about it. >> sarah: boston latin's headmaster and a top administrator have already resigned amid the controversy. >> christa: daily fantasy sports sites including boston-based draft kings and fan duel will once again be allowed to operate in new york stay state. governor andrew cuomo signed a measure wednesday that allows daily fantasy sports to resume in the state. draft kings and fan duel shut down operations in new york in march after the state's attorney general said that they gambling laws. >> sarah: top stories up next. a knife-wielding man goes on the attack in london. what investigators are saying about the suspect. >> christa: and a pole smashes through this windshield injuring the driver. what happened moments before this close call. >> sarah: and we're in the olympic zone this morning. hear from nate ebner as the patriots' player goes for his once-in-a-lifetime olympic dream.
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> we're coming to you live from rio where the u.s. olympic soccer team already has a win under their belt. >> the new england patriot preparing to go for gold on the rugby field. the teammate he's been in constant contact with throughout it all. >> christa: and more news today. parents on alert. a nine-year-old says a man tried to abduct her. >> sarah: and a windshield smashed. a pole nearly hitting a driver
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all right. it's time no know and go. we have all your day's top stories coming up. >> christa: we'll start off with a little weather. bri, we'll give you credit, whether you deserve it or not. >> bri: i like that. people are hard on us when it's not so good out there, so we'll take the credit. we have cool temperatures to start with, maybe great for a morning run, a jog, a bike ride. it warms up very quickly with a light sea breeze keeping the coastline in the low 80s today. away from the coastline today, mid to upper 80s. a few we were at yesterday. a perfect beach day. travel today looks like we stay dry for a couple days with that sunshine. our next weather maker is out here in the midwest and even taking some severe storms through wisconsin as we head through this afternoon today. now, that cold front doesn't arrive for us until we hit saturday. and the timing is really more to be determined. we're going to still track this out, but it looks like scattered showers and thunderstorms likely for saturday afternoon.
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i know there is a lot going on as we bet into this weekend. we're back into the dry, comfortable warmth as we get into sunday with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s. not a loss for the weekend. music at fenway, pearl jam for tomorrow night. looking fantastic in the mid-80s. lots of sunshine. and again, on sunday, as well, so we're rocking out with a good forecast. a quick look at the 7 on 7 forecast, and we keep the top ten summer days going for another couple before we start the track those showers and storms on saturday. traffic alert. trouble on the expressway. here's danielle gersh with more. >> danielle: sky7 over the scene here, and we're watching three separate accidents on the expressway. one is at neponset street. and one is at granite avenue, but notice here, your traffic is very slow, not just northbound this morning, but southbound, too. so let's go to the maps. we'll see a lot of red, and one of those accidents southbound at granite avenue. there are three separate
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involved. we're keeping an eye on that for you. this accident is clear on route 3 northbound at 228. we're still watching this incident. this is in mansfield. 95 northbound at route 495 there. heading into town on the pike, starting to see that slow and go. a little slow and go on routes 2 and 3, as well. 93 from 495 to 128, not too bad. but then 128 enter boston, you're crawling the whole way. slow and go on route 1, as well. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 22 minutes braintree to boston expressway. but your longest drive over half an hour on 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge. back to you. >> christa: all right, danielle. thank you so much. a driver in the hospital after a pole pierces the windshield. this woman was inches away from possibly having her head hit. >> sarah: her family talking to 7news about this close call. nicole oliverio live in woburn where the crash happened. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, so scary,
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okay. if you take a look over my shoulder, you can see the cones. that's where that pole that went through the car was. now, her family believes this driver may have suffered some sort of medical emergency. she ended up hitting two parked cars, this fence, and then it was a pole from the fence. take a look. it went right and pierced that car's windshield. now that poll came just inches from that woman who was in the driver's seat. so again, people who live here say they heard a loud bang and they came out to see the damage. his mother had just left. they don't live far from here in woburn, to go to the grocery store. when she didn't get back, he came to try to find her. then he saw her damaged car. >> that made everything inside me drop. i almost kind of freaked there. but i'm just happy that my mother is okay. >> thank god this morning we're getting up to see her at the
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we're fortunate. >> the driver was taken to the hospital for observation. again, her family believes that perhaps she may have blacked out. that's the latest live in woburn, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: two people are recovering this morning after being hit by a car in lowell. it happened on branch street. both victims were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. there's no word yet on their conditions or what may have caused the crash. new this morni plaistow, new hampshire, are investigating an attempted abduction. a nine-year-old girl says man tried the lure her into his car. 7's victoria warren joins us now with more. >> victoria: good morning. this man reportedly was mowght "come peer" to this young girl. -- "come here." it really scared this young girl. all of this happening in plaistow, new hampshire, around 12:30 p.m. on route 108. the nine-year-old girl was getting off a bus. she says she saw a strange man
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for her to come to him. it spooked her. she took off running. he never touched her. at this point police don't know what his intentions were. but the girl was upset enough that plaistow police want to get to the bottom of it. police are speaking with her neighbors to see if they saw anything suspicious. they're also talking to businesses nearby to see if they have any surveillance video. live this morning in plaistow, new hampshire, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism new details this morning in a violent knife a police say a woman in her 60s was killed in that attack. five other people were injured in the russel square area of the city. their conditions unclear at this time. police arrested a 19-year-old suspect and investigators say the early signs here indicate mental health may be a factor. >> sarah: construction on the wynn casino in everett set to begin today. this comes days after the city of somerville decided not to appeal the decision to give wynn resorts a water fronts construction permit. the resort will be the state's
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open in 2019. >> christa: u.s. athletes already having fun in the olympic zone. here's needham native aly raisman and her gymnastic teammates hanging out with michael phelps in rio. the most decorated olympian towering over them. of course, they are all smiles. >> sarah: and nancy chen joins us now live from rio. nancy, most of the athletes should be there by now, right? >> nancy: they should be because tomorrow is of course the opening ceremony. so the athletes who will be participating in here. so of course the opening isn't until tomorrow. but competition has already started here in rio, if you can believe that. the u.s. women's soccer team kicking things off. they are going for their fourth consecutive title here at the olympic games. and they have a solid start against new zealand. the team cruising to victory thanks to goals from captain carli lloyd and star forward alex morgan. just nine minutes into the game, lloyd headed into the net on a
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then just 34 seconds into the second half, morgan doubled the lead. that was enough for the u.s. to take the game 2-0. but this competition wasn't without controversy. [booing] the crowd going after hope solo almost every time the goaltender got the ball. you could hear boos and chants of "zika." the heckling a twitter post about the mosquito-borne virus, like this picture with a mask and repellent, "not sharing this. #getyourown. but solo didn't seem to remind the reaction. after the victory she said she's just glad the fans were having fun. the u.s. now looking ahead. they play france on saturday. meantime, swimmer michael phelps has been named team u.s.a.'s flag bearer, the most decorated olympic athlete of all time will lead the american athletes into the stadium during the opening
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phelps is an 18-time gold medalist. this is an honor phelps is not taking lightly. >> even to be nominated to carry the flag is an honor to me. and then to have my teammates select me to carry the flag into opening ceremonies, it's an absolute, tremendous honor. for what the flag stands for and to be able to lead our country, it's a dream come true. >> nancy: it's been a good ride for phelps so far. the u.s. swim team arriving in rio in style all because of dallas mavericks' owner mark cuban. he tweeted out this picture thanking cuban for helping them to get to rio safely on his plane. they also tweeted several pictures from their travels down here to rio. and new england patriot nate ebner has arrived in hero. he's excited to be part of the men's rugby team. the team posted this quick video
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we spoke to ebner about support he's received from his teammates back at home, in particular matthew slater. >> i talk the matt every other day. he's asking me what this is all like. i'm trying to send him pictures and let him know how it's all going. you know, like i said, i'm going to... these guys are showing me so much support through this. i can't say enough about that. >> christa: so a lot back home from new england. lot of our local athletes as our games kick off. can you believe it, it's starting tomorrow? >> sarah: crazy, right? >> christa: we've been talking about it for so long. nancy, you had the clear some of your own hurdles getting to rio. tell us about some of your experiences, some of the highlights so far. >> highlights i would not call my travel a highlight. but it was an experience. we had a connecting flight from boston to miami and miami to rio. because of weather delay, we
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boston. we were supposed to miss our flight down to rio. thankfully a mechanical delay held that flight. so i know you guys are not very excited about my travel woes, but i have to tell you, if i miss that flight the rio, i would not have gotten out of there for days because flights coming out of the united states right now are all booked up. stand-by is all booked up, as well. i'm really glad to be here. >> we're glad you're there, too. an exciting couple of weeks ahead. >> christa: she it happened. united with her clothing,, too that's awesome. nancy, thank you. >> nancy: it's been a good time so far. yesterday i had a chance to get out into rio and the streets of rio actually and check out a couple of the big iconic sight, christ the redeemer, gorgeous to see. i would expect on a clear day, because it was raining the entire time we were out there, but i'm really excited to be there. >> sarah: you can see those
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7news is your home for the summer games. so much excitement, of course. with we're adding an extra half hour on "today in new england." starting on monday, you can catch all the highlights and headlines from 4:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. >> christa: we're here for you. and we're here for you with the weather right now. looks like another gorgeous day. >> weather can sometimes thwart the plans as it did for nancy. temperatures into the 80s. warm sunshine watching out for some scattered showers. and storms as we movent it does not look like a wereout. don't cancel your plans just yet. we'll get some clearer time line on that as we get into tomorrow morning. >> sarah: the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks so much for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. we'll have the latest from rio with the buildup to the opening ceremonies, so exciting. and we'll be back with your local news and forecast at 9:00 a.m. if you're headed out the door,
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