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>> christa: aly raisman wrapping up her 2016 olympic run with another medal. the needham native talking about her future in gymnastics, as well. >> sarah: a scare in the street when three people including a child are hit by a car. >> christa: and an everett police officer on the wrong side of the law. accused of attacking his pregnant wife. overnight, changes coming to donald trump's campaign staff. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying us with. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. still pumped up about team u.s.a.'s floor exercise. so we're flipping about that. and chris, also happy about the forecast as well, today. >> chris: i think we'll be happier by this afternoon. right now this is a tropical feel to the air. hard to believe.
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year running around 80 degrees. we are there at 5:00 a.m. 81 right now in the city of boston. 75 in worcester. not only do we have the warm air, we have the high humidity. dew point levels running low to mid-70s. a lot of cloud cover overnight last night, helping pull some of that warmth down there. it's a warm start. it's a muggy start, but we get the breeze coming in here this afternoon, and we lower the humidity. so a more enjoyable afternoon coming ahead of us. we don't have the track any storms later on today. a bit of a breeze coming in on the shorelines, but pretty good beach day with temperatures running mid to upper 80s. no sea breeze today with that strong northwesterly wind. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's a look at the braintree split. things looking good if you're getting ready to head out the door. let's go to the maps. a lot of green south of town on route 24, problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. a couple of those work crews still out there, but they'll wrap things up as we head into the 5:00 hour.
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issues back to 495. route 1 looking good. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes rate to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail expected to start the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right. 5:02. we begin in the olympic zone. simone biles winning gold. aly raisman taking silver in a final in rio. this dramatic floor final really olympic greats in that sport. >> sarah: this morning aly is talking about her future. nancy chen has the highlights from rio. >> nancy: what better way to go out, aly raisman and simone biles taking home a silver and gold, standing above all others. better than their best. >> tremendous. >> nancy: another one-two finish from team u.s.a.
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>> nancy: simone biles and needham native aly raisman owned the floor. >> that routine absolutely guarantees her a medal. >> nancy: aly sticking nearly every landing and every twist and tumble, a silver medal secured along with her place in history. >> nancy: i'm so happy for you. so now you stand alone as the second most decorated american gymnast of all time. how does that sound? >> it sounds awesome. shannon miller was one of my favorite gymnasts. i always look up to her. it's crazy and it doesn't feel real at all. >> nancy: aly's six medals are second only to shannon miller. >> if you asked me a few months ago i would have said i'm done, but yesterday i was talking, and never say never. >> nancy: teammate simone biles bouncing back for a bronze medal on the beach to show her dominance. >> and once again obliterate.
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note. that's what me and aly were hoping for. i think that's what we did. >> nancy: for aly, it's better than she could have imagined. >> this has definitely surpassed my expectations. it's like the icing on top of the cake. i'm very proud. >> nancy: from rio to massachusetts, fans were rooting for team u.s.a. >> we both tried to end on a good note. >> nancy: at aly's gym in burlington, she's an inspiration. >> she works so hard every day in the gym. we know we can do it too if we work as hard as her. >> it makes me want to work harder. >> nancy: what's next for the needham native? >> i just want to lay in my backyard and just relax, lay by the pool, hang out with my dogs and my family and not do anything. >> nancy: aly will definitely have some time for that now, but i think we're all hoping this is not the last time we will see her inch rio, nancy chen, news. >> sarah: on the other news now, a topsfield native lending a helping hand in the women's 5,000 m qualifying heat. abbey d'agostino going down when new zealand runner nikki hamblin
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but d'agostino made sure that that wasn't the end of the race. she encouraged hamblin to get up. and they both made it across the finish line. >> she's like, come on, come on, we have to get up. we have to finish this. she represents what the olympics should be about. >> christa: so the two runners embraced when they finally made it to the end of the race. d'agostino was taken away in a wheelchair to get checked out. >> sarah: a big copacabana beach last night. americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross lost in the women's beach volleyball semifinals. they put up a tough fight against brazil, who are the reigning world champions. brazil plays germany in the finals later today. >> christa: taking a look at a gold medal count, where it stands right now. team u.s.a. is in the lead with a total of 84 medals. so far they've brought home 28 gold, 28 silver, 28 bronze. china in second place with a
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is just behind, one medal behind routing out the top three with 50. so lots of must-see moments. today the u.s. men's basketball team will take on argentina in the quarterfinals. usain bolt headed back to the track for the 200m semifinal. and kerri walsh jennings and april ross will now be competing in the beach volleyball bronze medal match. >> sarah: right now three people are recovering after being struck in the street in roxbury. police are trying to figure out what happened. 7's jennifer eagan is live in roxbury withhe >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. the victims in this case a father, his ten-year-old daughter, and another man in a wheelchair. they were hit here on blue hill avenue around 8:30 last night. now, boston police shut down blue hill avenue while they investigated the accident. the driver did stop. his car had damage to the windshield and the passenger-side mirror was snapped off. a witness told us the father who was hit, a 40-year-old man, had serious injuries to his face and head.
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okay. all three went to the hospital. that witness told us what she saw. >> i seen a car pull up as if he was trying to let them go, but then his car accelerated. when it accelerated, he just smacked right into them. instandly i just called 911, can you please come to this address, there's a bad accident. i just seen three people get hit. >> jennifer: again, that driver did stop at the scene. he was cooperating officers. at this point no charges have been filed. we're live in roxbury this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now police are investigating an accident in quincy where a person was hit by a car on washington street. we're told the victim had head trauma, but the injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening. police are also investigating a deadly accident in west roxbury. investigators say the driver was killed after his car veered off the road and shen slammed enter
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to the hospital with serious injuries. so far no word yet on what caused the crash. >> sarah: this morning an everett police officer off the job. he's accused of beating his pregnant wife. 7's victoria warren live outside the police department with a look at the charges he's facing. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. he's facing some pretty serious charges. he's a police officer here in everett, but he lives up in salisbury. that's where he was arrested, accused of attacking his pregnant wife. everett police officer michael mori arrested, accused of fighting with his seven months pregnant wife. the pictures are grainy but showed bruises. she told police he's hit her in the past, but this time he threatened to get his gun. the wife told police the fight started when he learned other women were at the house without him knowing about it.
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from leaving in her car by placing their young son on the car's hood so she couldn't drive away. still, the wife told police she did not want a restraining order, afraid her husband would lose his job as an everett police officer. a judge ordered michael mori held until they can have a dangerousness hearing. his wife also told police that he had been suspended from his job before for hitting her, but everett police have no comment right now on arrest. live this morning in everett, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, the man accused of leading police on a car chase through gardner and westminster will be facing a judge. police say brian lafrennie led officers on that chase yesterday which ended when he crashed his car and took off running. it happened on route 2 near exit 23 in gardner. and local and state police launched a huge search for this man. police dogs and state police
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arrested him. investigators say lafrennie has an extensive criminal background. the man convicted of taking hostages at hillary clinton's presidential campaign offices in new hampshire nine years ago will be back in court today. leeland eisenberg is facing a bank robbery charge. police in manchester arrested isenberg earlier this month. he had spent two years in prison before taking hostages at that cam pawn office in rochester. >> breaking overnight. donald trump bringing in two new campaign officials. ray bar news's stepan bannon will be the campaign's c.e.o. and trump is promoting kelly ann causeway to campaign manager. trump says his campaign chair will stay in place. trump will receive an intel briefing in new york today. it will be conducted by the office of the director of national intelligence. the presidential nominees for the two major parties have been receiving security briefings
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ailes is joining trump's campaign amid a wave of sexual harassment allegations. sources say ailes is now advising the republican nominee to prepare for his debates against hillary clinton. >> christa: and meantime, speaking of hillary clinton, she's still battling her e-mail controversy. the f.b.i. turning over notes to congress from its interview with clinton repeating they did not prosecute clinton because they didn't find gross negligence. v.p. nominee tim kaine s f.b.i. should make the notes public. and could curt schilling be ready to run for public office? the former sox ace says he runs for senate against elizabeth ?warren. she's up for reelection in 2018. schilling is a conservative and has criticized warren in the past. in a radio interview, schilling said he would take advice from campaign experts and consult with his wife. >> sarah: all right. more news ahead on "today in new england." some boston police officers will
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like it or not. why the volunteer program is being made mandatory. >> christa: high levels of lead found in water announce at seven more schools in boston. how the district plans to deal with the drinking danger as a new school year approaches quickly. >> chris: tropical start to the day with temperatures running into the low 80s. 81 right now in boston. 81 in bedford. 81 in norwood. we have high humidity in place. however, we'll lower the humidity with a bit of a breeze through this afternoon. so w comfortable weather. more on your seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: and you're in good shape if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway only ten minutes from braintree to boston. both the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule.
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tropical feel to the air out there this morning. it really does seem like downtown, you know, miami or something. >> sarah: it does. you know what else i noticed, last night i thought, did i leave a light on outside? it was the full moon shining into my bedroom. >> sarah: good to see the clear skies, but you don't want it when you're trying to sleep. that brightness coming through at night. i woke up this morning. oh, no, i overslept. it's already daybreak on the horizon. not the case. just the full moon. lowering humidity. we'll get that this afternoon. so while we expect the see palm trees swaying in the breez place, we'll trade it in for the much more comfortable feel in the air later today and the pattern remains the same. more dry weather ahead of us. very little in the way of rain chances coming in over the next five days. plenty of 80s on the board. a lot of temperatures will be running close to about 85, 86, 87 degrees on average over next several days. city of boston hardly anything yesterday. traces of rain. pretty much it. still hovering around 3 inches of rain for this summer.
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the next couple weeks. we may find ourselves in one of the driest summers on record. the driest record was in 1957. so we're still shy of that rainfall total. a couple weeks to go in the summer. taking a will be at what the rain was yesterday. there are some towns that picked up a quarter to a half an inch of rain. a lot of that tended to be north and west of boston, and again, it's been a feast of famine situation where some towns get a good soaking. other towns hardly anything. and there were quite a few of us that missed out on the op not a lot of rain on the board right now. radar is mainly quiet. a couple spot showers in connecticut. not out of the question that there's an isolated shower that works in early this morning. before the front clears on through. we were talking about the warm start. here are the numbers. 81 in boston right now. 81 in norwood. 81 in bedford. just about as warm as it gets for the overnight low. the dew point levels running into the mid-70s. that's as of now. you look at buffalo new york.
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60s or even in the upper 50s on the other side of the u.s.-canadian border. we are going the lower the humanity as we go through the day. with the breeze, it will feel much more comfortable outside. you're notching down the humidity. the dew point levels by about 15 degrees and you're adding in a breeze to a much more comfortable feel. a lot of 80s extending to the west of us. there are some scattered showers and storms across the midwest. a lot of that will be missing us for next couple days. a slight risk of one or two towns picking us up late tomorrow and tomorrow evening. saturday and sunday looking mainly dry across much of new england, as well. it's a warm and breezy afternoon. we're close to 90 down near taunton. about 86 to 88 in boston area. low 80s out through the worcester hills. so these numbers not going up all that much considering we're at 81 degrees. that's the trade-off there with the lower humidity and the breeze coming on in. partly cloudy skies tonight. much more comfortable out there. low 60s in the suburbs. should reach about 70 in the
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about 85 to 90. seven-day forecast, lots of 80s throughout the coastline over the weekend. >> christa: wild weather continuing to cause devastation down in louisiana despite a break in the rain. parts of the state are still under feet of water as rescuers, as you see here gosh, door to door trying to save people who have been trapped inside their homes. in some already hard-hit places. some are returning to look at all the damage. this morning the number of more than 30,000. many towns are now under a mandatory evacuation order, in fact, officials say anyone who is outside after hours could potentially end up behind bars. so far the floods have killed at least 11 people. taylor swift is now donating $1 million to the louisiana flood relief. she says the people of louisiana so graciously welcomed her when she kicked off her 1989 world tour last year that she wanted to give back.
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california wildfire continues to burn out of control. the fire sparked near a highway yesterday and has already burned down more than 1,500 acres of land. the wind and high temperatures are fanning the flames. more than 80,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation. the flames forming a tornado. planes are dropping flame retardant to try to contain the fire. the national weather service has issued red flag warnings in the area for the next 24 hours. >> christa: up next on 7, a woman in salem under arrest after she realized she was trying to rescue a dog. >> sarah: a familiar face back at patriots' practice. nate ebner getting ready for football season after returning home from rio. >> adam: if you're trying to burn off some calories, experts say there's no better time than first thing in the morning.
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>> sarah: the red sox making it five straight, winning in baltimore last night. eduardo rodriguez was on his way to an impressive outing when he was derailed by a tight hamstring. rodriguez had a had the leave the game after throwing his second pitch of the fifth inning. another big night for mookie betts. he hit two more home runs and drove in all five sox runs. boston won their fifth in a row 5 3. they're now tied for second place in the a.east behind reason toronto. >> christa: and the patriots will be back on the practice field after they host their final practice with the bears. faith ebner is now back with the team. he was on the field for a light
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little bit about his olympic experience. >> we talked about it a little bit, you know, not too much. that's it. >> christa: ebner and the u.s. rugby team finished ninth place in rio. he scored, though, in two of the games in rio. i didn't realize it they don't call it a touchdown in rugby. it's a try. >> sarah: there's a lot of different terminology there, but him to be back at practice. up next, simone biles seals her historic rio olympics with a kiss from her celebrity crush. >> reporter: an we're live in boston. body cameras will be mandatory. we'll have that story straight ahead. >> christa: and a shooter on the loose. families in lowell on alert
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>> sarah: now at 5:30, 1400 boston police officers will soon be wearing body cameras but not by choice. >> christa: and water worries for some local students. more lead found in fountains in more boston schools. >> sarah: and an uplifting moment. a massachusetts runner's inspiring finish. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: actually brings a i guarantee. thanks for waking up with us. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's talk about the weather frost,. a little rainy, stormy depending on where you were. what about today? >> chris: today we start off on the muggy side. look at the numbers. it is cooler in miami at 78 degrees than the city of boston. 81. unbelievable. 5:00 a.m., we were talking about temperatures in the lower 80s. despite such a warm start, we're not talking about temperatures enter the 90s today or close to 100 degrees.
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dew point levels right now low to mid-70s. but even those go down substantially throughout the day as the front slides on through. can't rule out a slight chance of an isolated shower this morning, but the trend throughout the day is to increase the breeze, lower the humidity and cap temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. talk more on what to expect on the seven-day forecast next. >> christa: let's go to danielle gersh with the latest on fast track traffic. >> sarah: no problems out there. here's a look at the expressway this morning. only ten minutes from braintree up to boston. northbound on the exprewa south of town, a lot of green some no issues on route 3, 24 or 95. the pike in and out of town, you're looking good. 2 and 3 all green there. 93 fine, back to 495. no issues on route 1. so you're in good shape if you're getting ready to head out the door. let's check those drive times, braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys.
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raisman has added another olympic medal to her collection. she earned a silver in last night's floor final. teammate simone biles won the gold. raisman had been the defending olympic champion in the event. she now has six career olympic medals, one behind shannon miller for the most in u.s. gymnastics history. now to the day's other top stories. three people are in the hospital after getting hit by a car in roxbury. we're told three victims including a ten-year-old girl and 22-year-old in a wheelchair were crossinghe car hit them. the father of the ten-year-old girl had severe face and head injuries. we're told the driver did stop and is cooperating with police. an everett police officer is off the job after he is accused of beating his pregnant wife at their home in salisbury. investigators say 34-year-old michael mori kicked his wife and tried the strangle her sunday night after she confronted him about having other women over at their house.
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his wife with a gun and prevent ed her from leaving by placing their six-year-old son on the hood of her car. >> christa: no officers volunteered to wear a camera as part of a six-month-long pilot program, so now the commissioner is going ahead and assigning officers to wear them. here's 7's nicole oliverio with more on the plan. she's live in boston. nicole? >> nicole: christa, as you mentioned, the department didn't get any volunteers. this program has been delayed going to be mandatory for 100 officers. boston police officers will find out today if they've been selected to wear a body camera. the six-month pilot program was supposed to be made up of volunteers, but not a single officer did. mayor marty wall, says that doesn't mean officers are trying to hide something.
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the pilot will give us some answers. >> nicole: now 100 officers have been selected by a northeastern criminal justice professor working alongside the department. officers will be chosen from different units within the department. >> we did all the assessments and all the metrics to find out how these cameras work. >> nicole: that same professor will review the program and help decide if every officer will be equipped with a camera long term. those who called for body cameras pointed out other issues, t police will let officers review the video before they write their report. >> that's why we want to see what exactly it means, what a body camera a does, what the interactions mean with the public, how the information can be helpful. >> and that program is set to roll out beginning in september. live from boston police headquarters, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a salem woman confronting a judge after
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lorelei stathopolous called police after the doing's owner left him in the car for around 20 minutes outside a local shop. police say she would not let the owner leave when he came back. officers determined the doing was not in any danger, saying the animal had his head out the window, but the woman says she told police if they did not arrest the owner, they should arrest her, so they did. >> i called the fire department. they refused to. i asked for water. they refused to. the doing was so distressed he wouldn't take the water. then i said, please take the dog outside the car because it's been going on 20 minutes now. >> sarah: the woman was released and charged with disturbing the peace. >> christa: a date has now been set for aaron hernandez's upcoming double-murder trial. the former pats' tight end is set to begin his trial on february 13th. prosecutors say they have 300 potential witnesses in that case. they filed a motion on tuesday
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friend alexander bradley to identify hernandez as the trigger man. now, bradley says he was inside hernandez's vehicle when the former pats' player allegedly shot and killed two men. prosecutors say hernandez killed daniel de abreu and sefil furtado after a fight inside a nightclub four years ago. the defense says even though the prosecution has hundreds of witness, some of those stories have changed since hernd hernandez is serving a life sentence for the murder of odin lloyd. >> sarah: right now police in lowell are looking for a person who allegedly fired a bullet into a woman's home. an 81-year-old woman was sleeping in her home when the bullet went threw an open window and into her bedroom wall. the woman says she didn't see anybody but thought the noise was from fireworks. >> christa: and a man facing charges after police recover a gun in roxbury.
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arrested yesterday. investigators believe the suspect might have been involved in gang activity. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, a prisoner of war is back home again this morning. the hero's home coming 65 years after his death. >> christa: and the bat until brazil. huge upset to tell you about on copacabana beach. we're live in the olympic zone coming up. >> sarah: tropical feel starting off this wednesday morning. >> chris: 81 degrees in the city of boston. we have high humidity, as well. this does in the last long. we lower the humidity ase temperatures middle to upper 80s. sunshine, as well. forecast coming up. >> sarah: and here's a look at the braintree split this morning. starting to see some of those brake lights. but other than this, no delays on the roads. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule.
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>> christa: 5:39 on this wednesday. we're back with a story about a prisoner of war returning home for a final salute. >> sarah: on tuesday the remains of korean war vet and cambridge native ronald sparks were brought back to his hometown. sparks went missing in action in
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his nephew has spent the last 11 years working to bring his uncle home. sparks' remains have been kept at a military lab until he was recently identified. >> 11 years after my dad asked me to find him, we found him. >> his body was interred in hawaii. it took quite a while until they determined through d.n.a. testing and they positively identified him. ism sparks' remains l boston and a procession took him through cambridge ending at a funeral home in arlington. >> christa: 5:40. lots to get to now, including know and go. drinking danger. a new report showing more boston schools with unsafe levels of lead in water fountains. >> sarah: and we're headed into the olympic zone. aly raisman shines in her floor routine, but will she be back in 2020? we're live in rio coming up
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>> sarah: 5:45. time now for everything you need to start your day out right. >> christa: what you need to know. it's humid out there. if you like humidity, today is your day, huh, chris? >> chris: south florida and south new england. 81 in boston and norwood. humidity running low to mid-70s. incredible warmth and humidity
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last all day. we'll change up the wind direction and drag in some drier air. much more comfortable feel to the air later on today. wind speed right now in boston, 22mph. that wind is out of the southwest. in fact, the southwest for all of us right now, even south down across the cape that. wind turns more to the northwest and we drag in the drier air. it is quiet this morning. a couple isolated showers in connecticut. maybe an isolated shower in southeast mass this morning. lunchtime will be dry. we focus on that return to the lower humidity. note a bigfe point-wise off to the west of us. much more comfortable feel to the air residing across vermont out through buffalo. so watch these dew points slide back down, even into the upper 50s by mid to late afternoon. so more enjoyable, tolerable air mass in place. 80s to the west of us with scattered showers and storms back into the midwest. a lot of that is going to miss us over the next couple days. in fact, limited rain chances even going into the weekend and through much of the week. the next best chance of rain across new england doesn't
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showers and storms are south, likely seeing most of them on thursday, to the left of those. there may be an isolated one in the day early into the evening on thursday. most of us remaining on the dry. low 80s in the worcester hills. i think we'll be in the mid-80s to upper 80s in the city of boston. 62 to 70 overnight tonight. more comfortable feel to the air. and then tomorrow 85 to 91, coolest in the worcester hills. boston. although we do continue the see somewhat lower humanity. cape cod weekend looking good. a little bit breezy on sunday. could be muggy, as well. lots of 80s across the board. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good shape if you're getting ready to head out the door. here's a look at 93 as you make you way through somerville. no issues here. switch cameras south of town. things slower, it's still not too bad. 12 to 15 minutes from braintree to boston northbound on the expressway.
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mostly green on route 3, 24 and 95. you're problem-free on the pike heading in and out of town. route 2 and 3 looking fine. 93 slowing down through andover, but for the most part, lookinged a as you make your way into boston. no issues on route 1. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. so no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. 13 minutes. both the "t" and running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: happening now, six people are recovering after being shocked on an amuse. park ride in connecticut. the incident happened on the scrambler in ocean beach park in new london. everyone injured will be okay. all the electrical rides at the park will be shut off until authorities can figure out what happened. federal authorities believe that an iranian refugee who lived in main for years later went
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documents unsealed on monday. adnan fazelli lived in maine starting in 2009 after fleeing iran. authorities believe he died in lebanon in january of last year. in the wake of the investigation, maine lawmakers say federal officials need to do a better job of screening refugees. >> we should also prioritize the refugees who we are admitting so that we are focusing on children, on seniors who are far less likely to pose a threat. >> sarah: the f.b.i. says they started investigating shortly after he left his job in portland to fly to turkey in 2013 and then gnu never returned. >> christa: high levels of lead have been found in water fountains at more boston schools. this discovery was made as boston public schools will be testing the drinking water in
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fountains have been deactivated. they've brought in bottled water and just to help you out, all of you parents out there, we've posted a full list on our web site, whdh.com. meantime, the school superintendent tommy chang released a statement saying the safety, health and well-being of our students is all the a top priority at the boston public schools. we're committed to ensuring the best possible water quality by improving standard for our students and staff. >> sarah: all right. now. the summer games, simone biles nearly perfect, flipping her way to her fourth gold medal of the games. local star aly raisman capping off an impressive olympics, taking home... >> christa: they were both electrifying in their performances. so inspiring. and, you know what, aly is talking about her future, as well. maybe it may not be over after all. this might not have been the swan song, nancy.
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>> nancy: good morning to you both, christa and sarah. this was the last day of competition. what a way to go out. aly raisman goes outs proving there is no one better. >> nancy: team u.s.a. delivering a one-two punch. >> tremendous. aly stuck the most difficult of landings, securing her spot in history. i'm so happy for you. now you stand alone as the second most decorated olympic gymnast of all time. how does that sound? >> it sounds awesome. shannon was the most decorated. she's someone i looked up. to it's crazy. it doesn't feel real at all. >> nancy: aly is now the second most decorated gymnast of all time.
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cake. >> nancy: this may not be the end for her. >> if you asked me a few months ago, i would have said i'm done, but yesterday we were talking, and i'm going the take a break and then i mean never say never. >> nancy: after a stumble on the beam led to bronze, simone bounced back. she was untouchable, soaring to the top of the podium. >> you were just on fire out there. how did you feel during all of this in. >> i felt pretty good and just ended on a good note. that's what me and aly w that's exactly what we did. >> nancy: as for aly, there's no better way for her time in rio to end. >> this has definitely surpassed my expectations. it's the icing on top of the cake. i'm very proud. >> nancy: i know a lot of people are hoping this is not the end for aly raisman. i think we're hoping she comes back, but now to a big upset in beach volleyball. this was a late game. americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross knocked out of gold medal contention, losing to
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brazil the reigning world champions needed just two sets to take the match. that is walsh jennings's first loss of her olympic career. she will not play for her fourth straight olympic gold medal. >> it always comes down to fundamentals. today the fundamental part of my game broke down, which was my passing. i didn't stick my passes. had i done, that it would have been a different match completely. >> we're not giving up. >> we' we have a lot more playing to do. we're going to come back and battle. >> yeah. >> nancy: and by that she means today. they will play again tonight. they take on the other brazilian team for the bronze medal match. and now to a memorable moment. this is incredible. in the women's 5,000 m qualifying heat, "the new york post" highlighting some amazing grace, reminding us there is some good in this world. this is the cover of today's
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a local runner helping another one who actually derailed her race. she may have finished last in the women's 5,000 m qualifying heat, but in the world's eye, topsfield's abbey d'agostino is an olympic champion. the 24-year-old distance runner made her rio debut tuesday morning. d'agostino had her sights set on the finish line when new zealand runner nikki hamblin fell, taking d'agostino down with her. >> oh. >> that looked really >> nancy: the dartmouth grad was able to get up. instead of racing ahead, she turned her attention to her competitor. >> she's like, come on, come on, we have to get up. we have to finish this. she's telling me, come on, get up. >> nancy: once they were both back up on their feet, they quickly realized it was d'agostino who needed help and hamblin returned the favor. despite her injury, the massachusetts runner was determined to finish the race. >> she represents what the
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>> nancy: hamblin and d'agostino gave each other a big hug before the american runner was taken away in a wheelchair. >> i've never met her before, but i want the meet her now. >> nancy: back home in topsfield they're celebrating abbey. people who know her are not surprised she lent a helping hand. >> abbey has that big stir and that big heart. >> that's her mission in life. she wants to help people. she wants her running to be platform for helping people, for inspiring people. as god has it, that's what happened >> nancy: the two will be allowed to go the finals on friday because they finished the race. d'agostino will be able to compete because of her injury. now to another memorable moment for a member of the final five that put a big smile on the face of simone biles. what started as a crush of a cardboard cutout. >> i sometimes i used to kiss him on the cheek. >> nancy: now a full-blown love affair.
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kissed the real zac efron. the actor flattered when he found out about her feelings for him. he tweeted, "of course i'm watching the final five dominate the floor." several medals later, biles' olympic dreams came true and her day dreams, as well. >> oh, my god! >> oh, wait. is that zac efron. >> oh, my god. >> nancy: efron was in rio to biles tweeting, "he kissed me on the cheek. just letting you all know." their lovefest was well documented. another tweet reading, "i had to do a retake because i thawing we were taking a picture and he kissed me instead." the world champion on cloud neighbor. we also saw big ?iels from the rest of the final five when they met the actor. but as for biles, her future with the star looks bright, tweetling, "just call me
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a great way the cap off the olympic experience, guys. >> her reaction is just priceless. i love it. for all the girls really. >> christa: so nancy, we have the ask you tact latest trend in rio. we talked about the cupping craze, this is the new one. >> nancy: yes, it's a different kind of cupping craze, if you will. this has become the most sought-after souvenir of the rio games. take a look. this is a picture of people are selling them, trading them, even apparently stealing them. each cup has the orange yellow blue and green color pattern that has marked these rio games. they also include the name and silhouette of a specific sport. they have more than two dozen olympic sports. people are checking them by the armful. some even going up to beer stands, rifling through the stacks of cups trying the find their favorite one. let me show you one. i have three. one for me, one for you,
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cups for work, but i did get to expense this. >> i saw you had some brazilians buy them some beer, get the cups.
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>> nancy: an historic showing from u.s. gymnasts. >> this is going to be the most successful women's team in olympic history. >> nancy: plus olympic stunner on the beach and the olympic spirit on display. a bay state runner's
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i'm live in rio. >> christa: and a local police officer under arrest. his pregnant wife making alarming abuse claims against him. ism pedestrians run down in roxbury. a father, a little girl and man in a wheelchair all injured. >> christa: and breaking overnight, donald trump forced to overall his campaign. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's wednesday, august 17th. a steamy morning to start things off. i'm chride french. let's send it over to chris lambert. more on that humid weather out there. >> chris: welcome to south florida. it's 78 in miami right now. it's 80 in boston. yes, it's cooler in miami, florida, than boston. temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s across the board. dew point levels into the 70s. this is a humid start. however, lower humanity to the west of us. that's going the slide on in. so we shake off this hot and humid weather fairly quickly. liberty a warm afternoon, but with the breeze and the dew points crashing down into the
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feel for the air later on today with the highs into the mid to upper 80s. u.v. index running on the high side heading out to the beach. we'll see more sunshine. breezy out there. no sea breeze kicking on in. temperatures mid to upper 80s. cape cod with the northwesterly wind, you folks will be warm today, expecting highs across the cape into the mid to upper 80s with water temperatures running close to 70 if not 70 degrees or above. taking a look at the seven-day forecast. a lot more dry weather ahead. more on >> christa: on to traffic, danielle. in i delays we should know about? >> danielle: we're watching our first accident of the morning. not too bad out there. it could be worse. this is 93 southbound as you make your way through somerville. traffic looking like it's moving fine in both directions. let's go to the maps inch boston we're watching a crash actually on storrow drive. it's on the ramp from storrow drive westbound to kenmore square there. so that will slow you down if you're already in town this morning. something to keep in mind. south of town, rate to boston, northbound on the expressway, and a little bit of slow and go
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also slow around the braintree split. route 3 looks good. a little bit of slow and go on 24 northbound from brockton up to 128. no major issues on route 95. you're problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. investigate down a little bit on route 2, but for the most part you're looking good on route 3, as well. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 13 minutes braintree to boston. northbound on the expressway, no delays into town on the pike from 128. just 12 minutes there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. rail are running on schedule this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the olympic zone. the dynamic zoo woe strike again, simone biles and aly raisman getting first and second on the floor exercise. the two ending their olympic experience really on a high note. >> christa: and they have to break the record for medals earned by any u.s. gymnastics team. let's go to nancy chen with all the highlights from last night in rio. >> nancy: good morning.
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aly raisman and simone biles taking home silver and gold, proving once again they're above all others. better than the best. >> tremendous. >> nancy: another one-two finish for team u.s.a. >> she makes everything looking so easy. >> nancy: simone biles and needham native aly raisman owned the floor. >> that routine absolutely guarantees her a medal. >> nancy: aly sticking nearly every landing, every twist and tunnellable, a silver medal secured along with her place i >> sarah: i'm happy for you. so now you stand alone as the second most decorated american gymnast of all time. how does that sound? >> it sounds awesome. >> it sounds awesome. shannon miller was one of my favorite gymnasts. i always look up to her. it's crazy and it doesn't feel real at all. >> nancy: aly's six medals are second only to shannon miller. it's an olympic career many
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>> if you asked me a few months ago i would have said i'm done, but yesterday we were talking, and i'm going to take a break. never say never. >> nancy: teammate simone bouncing back for a bronze medal on the beam to show her dominance. how did you feel through all of this? >> and once again obliterate. >> nancy: how did you feel about all this? >> i felt good and end on a good note. that's what me and aly were hoping for. i think that's what we did. >> nancy: for aly, it's better than she could have imagined. >> this has definitely surpassed my exp the cake. i'm very proud. >> nancy: so what's next for the needham native? total relaxation. >> i just want to lay in my backyard and just relax, lay by the pool, hang out with my dogs and my family and not do anything. >> nancy: aly will definitely have some time for that now. this is not the end for her. a lot of people hoping she will continue to compete. and now to a memorable moment. this was during the women's 5,000 m qualifying heat. "the new york post" making it
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it's a story that reminds you, there is good in this world, greats sportsmanship here. it involves a massachusetts native from topsfield. abbey d'agostino went down when new zealand runner nikki hamblin tell in front of her, but together they would finish the race, giving each other the push they needed to go on. the two even embracing at the finish line moments from when d'agostino was taken away in the wheelchair. >> she's like, come on, come on, we have to get up. i'm is thankful for that, for her telling me, come on, get up. >> nancy: olympic officials decided that both would be able to continue on, on friday's final because they finished. however at this point it's unclear if d'agostino will be able to compete because of that injury. and let's head now to the beach. a major upset yesterday on the sands of copacabana. americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross lost in the women's beach volleyball semifinals. they put up a tough fight against a brazilian team who are
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brazil in the end only needed two sets to take the match. the upset marked walsh jennings's first loss of her olympic career. >> it always comes down to fundamentals. today the fundamental part of my game broke down, which is my passing. i knew they were going to come at me. i just didn't stick my passes. had i done, that it would have been a different match completely. i just didn't give us any breathing room. they're too good to do that, so i'm bummed. >> we knew what we wanted to do so just happens to be a really bad time, but we're not giving up. >> we're not done. >> no, no. we have a lot more playing to do. we're going to come back tomorrow and we're going the battle. >> yes. >> nancy: and by tomorrow they mean today. they will play the other brazilian team in the bronze medal match. still ahead from rio, we've seen aly raisman's skills on display in gymnastics, but did you know
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you'll definitely want the hear. that's a hint there. plus simone biles getting a surprise visit from her celebrity crush. how zac efron made even more dreams come true for the olympic champion. we'll have those stories in just a few minutes. but for now, back to you in boston. >> christa: i tell you, nancy, so many nail-biter moments. seeing kerri walsh jennings, you just thought they were going to pull that out but they didn't. then with the gymnastics, i don't know about you. it seems like these judges are taking forever to tally their scores. >> it's a very dramatic pause. it's a dramatic pause. but then it adds to the whole big finale, the big reveal in the end. >> christa: drama. >> sarah: such a great job. thanks, nancy. >> christa: nancy, thank you so much for your live reports. take a look at the medal count. team u.s.a. in the lead with a total of 84 medals. so far they've brought home 28 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze. china second place with a total of 51. great britain is just one medal
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top three with 50. ism right new a bad crash under investigation in roxbury. a ten-year-old girl, her father and a friend all injured after being hit by a car. 7's jennifer eagan is live now with the very latest. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, there are reports that that father pushed his ten-year-old daughter out of the way of that car here on blue hill avenue. the victims again, a father, his daughter and another person in a wheelchair. they were hit here on blue hill ave around boston police shut down blue hill ave as they investigated the accident. the driver did stop. his car had damage to the windshield and the passenger-side mirror was napped off. a witness told us the father who was hit, a 40-year-old man, had serious injuries to his face and head. the ten-year-old girl and the other man are expected to be okay. all three did go to the hospital. that witness told us that she saw the driver slow down and then speed back up before hitting the three victims. the driver did stop at the scene and was cooperating with police
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against him at this time. we're live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now police are investigating an accident in quincy where a person was hit by a car. it happened on washington street. we're told the victim had head trauma but the injuries are non-life-threatening injuries. >> christa: an everett police officer arrested, accused of an alarming attack. investigators say he punched and choked his pregnant wife. that's not all. let's go 207's victoria warren in everett with details.vi >> victoria: the wife told police that apparently he has done something like this before. he is a police officer here in everett, but they live up in salisbury. that's where he was arrested, and that's where he's accused of amite tacking his pregnant wife. everett police officer michael mori arrested. his wife is seven months pregnant. he's accused of strangling her and trying to kick her in a stomach during a fight inside
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the pictures are grainy but showed bruises on the woman. she told police he's hit her in the past, but this time he threatened to get his gun. the wife told police the fight when she learned other women were at the house without him knowing about it. she also told police she recorded him trying the keep her from leaving in her car by placing their young son on the car's hood so she couldn't drive away. still, the wife told police she did not want a restraining order, afraid her husband would lose his job as an everett police officer. a judge ordered michael mori held until they can have a his wife also told police he's been suspended from his job in the past for hitting her. everett police, though, they have no comment on this officer's arrest. live this morning in everett, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." ism all right. we're following breaking news in the race for the white house. donald trump shaking up his campaign leadership again. who is in and who is out. >> christa: and no more
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cameras. boston police now have no choice. >> sarah: plus a salem witch arrested she says for trying to save a dog in a hot car, but police say she went too far. >> chris: tropical feel to the air right now. look at this. boston warmer than miami on this wednesday morning. that won't be the case this afternoon. much more comfortable feel to the air.
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>> christa: let's all speak at once. i think we're a little tired this morning. ism we are. >> chris: we stayed up late watching the olympics. we're getting up early to start at 4:30 a.m. it's summertime. you can cruise through the days
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80 degrees in the city of boston right now. 74 in worcester. incredible warmth for this time. the wind is out of the southwest. we have a busy breeze through the day. that wind changes direction. that's important to us because as we turn it back to the west and northwest, you'll lower the humidity, so despite it being an uncomfortably warm start, look at the low humidity off to the west of us. dew points 50s an lower 60s, that will be in southern new england later on today. 50s this with that busy breeze out of the northwest, a much manufacture comfortable feel to the air that. breeze cutting right through with that low humidity. despite temperatures being into the mid to upper 80s. won't feel all this bad this afternoon. off to the midwest, ohio valley, scattered showers and storms later today. a lot of this activity is going to miss us over the next couple days as some of the storms drift to the south of us, system of them to the north of us. what else is new? it seems luke we can't boy a rain drop around here. even tomorrows yesterday were
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isolated shower or thunderstorm late tomorrow. a possibility into the evening. north and west, especially outside 495. but the rain chances will be limited. i really wasn't count on it and i wouldn't count on much rain going into the weekend, as well. great for vacation news. just not great for the ongoing drug -- drought situation. mid to upper 80s boston this afternoon. close to 90 down through southeastern mass. cape cod with a north westerly wind. i think we'll push into the upper 80s for you folks there. 62 much more comfortable feel to the air overnight tonight. and tomorrow the humidity on the lower side, as well. and temperatures running mid-80s to lower 90s. so it will be a warm start tomorrow. sunshine to start, partly cloudy skies to finish. cape cod forecast, friday, saturday and sunday, looking just fine out there. the community does come up over the weekend. a bit of a breeze across the cape on sunday. otherwise, 7 on 7 forecast, 85, 88-degree weather going into the weekend.
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saturday with an on-shore wind. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. it's not looking too bad out. there here's 93. traffic is moving fine in both directions as you make your way through somerville this morning. let's go to the maps. we're watching an accident in boston. this is storrow drive web on the ramp from storrow drive westbound to kenmore square. so that will slow you down in town this morning, but south of town, braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, 18 minutes. that's in the too bad. braintree split. route 3 no issues. 24 a little stop and go northbound. slowing down as you approach 128. the pike looking good both directions. route 2 a little slow and go on route 3 and 93. not too bad. back to 495. take a look at those drive times. about 24 minutes braintree to boston. northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. and 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 12 minutes,
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running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: we have breaking news in the race for the white house this morning. donald trump bringing in two new campaign officials amid his lagging poll numbers. breitbart news's stephen bannon will be the campaign's c.e.o., and trump is promoting his pollster kellyanne conway to campaign manager. this is 82 days before to election. trump says his campaign chairperson will stay in place. the man accused of taking hostages at hillary clinton's campaign office in new hampshire when she was running nine years ago will be back in court today. eisenberg was arrested in manchester earlier this month. he spent two years in prison after taking those hostages at that office up in rochester. and could curt schilling be ready to run? the former sox ace says he may want to run for u.s. senate against elizabeth warren.
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schilling is a conservative. he's been criticizing warren in the past in a radio interview schilling said that he would take advice from campaign experts and consult with his wife. >> sarah: a salem witch and animal rights activist facing a judge after confronting a man about leaving a dog in a hot car. [screaming] you can see lorelei stathopolous yelling and s being taken away by police. investigators say she called police after the dog's owner left him in the car for about 20 minutes outside a local shop. police say she would not let the owner leave when he came back. officers determined the dog was not in danger, saying the dog had his head out a window. the woman says she then became angry and told police that if they did not arrest the owner that they should arrest her, so they did.
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they refused to. i asked for water. they refused to. the dog was so distressed he wouldn't take water. then i begged the police, please take the dog outside the car, because it has been going on 20 minutes now. >> sarah: the woman was released and charged with disturbing the peace. >> christa: time now 6:20. up next, the red sox in a fight for the first place. mookie betts is on fire, helping the team gain ground in the standings. >> sarah: and gronk missing patriots' practice. what's wrong tight end? >> christa: and the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at the olympics. nasty fall for a gymnast right in front of the king and queen
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>> sarah: the red sox making it five straight, winning in baltimore last night. eduardo rodriguez was on his way the an impolicive outing when he was derailed by a tying hamstring. rodriguez had a no-hitter but had the leave the game after throwing his second pitch of the fifth inning. it was another big night for mookie betts. he hit two more home runs and drove in all five red sox runs. boston won their fifth in a row 5-3. they're now tied for second place in the a.l. east behind toronto. >> christa: so we'll see if tight end rob gronkowski is back on the field today. the pats playing it safe with him on tuesday. he didn't take part in joint practice with the bears. he was injured during monday's practice as we've been reporting. the "herald" is reporting he suffered a bruise and is expected to be just fine. also the pats and bears on the field at the same time, emotions were high. once again things intense. chicago defensive back harold jones quarterly leveled receiver julian edelman, even though the
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jones was held out of the rest of practice, and pats' safety nate ebner is back with his team. he was on the field for a light yorkout since he missed the opening week of training camp while he played rugby in the olympics. the team finished in ninth place, but ebner scored a couple tries for the team, which i was laughing because that's their terminology for touchdown. >> sarah: different terminology, right? coming up next, we head back live to rio olympic zone. the star-studded moment with the filibuster five that full fuld another olympic dream. >> christa: and she's a two-time olympic gold medalist. aly raisman also has a hidden talent. you're going the want to hear about this coming up. there she is getting silver. >> sarah: and we're live in boston. officers now being mandated to wear body cameras.
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moms know kids grow strong when they milk life. >> nancy: dramatic moments at the summer olympics. >> the final five have won moore medals than ever. >> nancy: aly raisman and simone biles soaring in competition. all the olympic action in rio. ism also this morning, boston police day body cameras. why the pilot program is no longer voluntary. >> christa: plus disaster in louisiana. neighborhoods still under water as residents try to head home. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism good wednesday morning, everybody. it's 6:30. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. let's get your forecast from meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: air was blasting last night, here's the reason
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80 degrees in boston. despite being so warm and humid now, it will feel better this afternoon. lower humidity heading its way in here, and a breeze. so temperatures topping off, averaging mid to upper 80s this afternoon. but the breeze gusting over 20mph. it will feel more comfortable out there with that low humidity. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. we're still watching this crash. this is on storrow drive westbound on the ramp to kenmore square. so ma might slow you down a bit ce braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, that's your longest drive. 25 minutes also slow around the braintree split. a little bit on route 24 and 95 northbound. you're problem-free on the pike and 93 not too bad as we head enter boston. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: all right. thank you. let's head back into the olympic zone right now. a royal reaction to a difficult routine. a gymnast from the neatherlands falling from the high bar. that's bad enough, but then the king and queen are looking on, and they have that reaction
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>> sarah: all right. let's send it to nancy chen now with more from rio. it's hard the watch, nancy. >> nancy: it is. but let's go to the women's gymnastics, but two members of the u.s. women's gymnastics team giving it their all, proving that there is no one better. aly raisman will be bringing even more hardware with her when she returns to needham. she earns a silver medal in the floor final on top of her silver in the all-around. and that five will have the second most decorated gymnast in u.s. history. >> shannon was the most decorated. she was one of my favorite gymnasts fng i always look up to her still. it's crazy. it doesn't feel real at all. this has definitely surpassed my expectations. it's the icing on top of the cake. i'm very proud. >> sarah: and while aly took silver, teammate simone biles won another gold medal here in rio. biles earning the top spot on the podium.
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four gold medals and a bronze. she was thrilled to enter competition by winning yet another gold. >> i felt pretty good and just ended on a good note. that's what me and aly were hoping for. i think that's exactly what we did. so i think everyone back home is very proud. >> sarah: and now to a big upset last night for americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross. this was a late-night match, and it did not go well. the duo losing to a team from brazil in the women's beach volleyball the upset walsh jennings's first losses of her olympic career, but she and ross will be back on the beach tonight. they're set to face off against the other brazilian team in the bronze medal match. this is what you were talking about. a dutch gymnast goes down. his hands slipped as he grabbed bar and he fell. this was a nasty fall.
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see their reaction. the gymnast did get up to finish, but he was knocked out of medal contention. tough one, guys. >> sarah: but those things happen. you get one shot at the olympics, and it's hard because they work for so many years and then, you know, boom. >> christa: i hear you there. and then nancy, aly raisman's teammates kind of let you in on a hidden talent, is that right? >> nancy: yeah, this is pretty fun. i asked them one thing about aly that we don't know. you have to hear it in order to understand. >> she is very good at accents. "my mom, she went the harvard. she's like wicked, wicked smart." >> oh, wait, wait, you can do new york. >> a dead dog and no freakin' coffee. i have a cup of coffee, a dog and a daughter. ism pretty good.
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you pick it up pretty well, right? >> christa: i think so. was that also a new york accent? i thought thaw were both boston. >> sarah: take a look at this, in just a bit when we head back the rio, such an inspirational story, a pick-me-up on the track. a local runner making sure she and her competitor cross the finish line. then an olympic athlete leaving the games with medals and memories, one that includes a kiss from her crush. team u.s.a. still in command of the u.s. with a total of 84 medals. china in second with a total of 51 medals. but great britain just one medal behind rounding out the top three with 50. >> christa: let's go to more nws that we're following for you today in a matter of days. boston police will be wearing body cameras on the job. and this was once a voluntary program. it's not mandatory for 100 officers. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio. she has the latest, nicole. >> nicole: christa, this has
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volunteers and no one came forward. so now today 100 police officers from across the city and different districts and within different units within the department will be chosen to wear these body cameras for a six-month pilot. now, officers will be chosen by a professor from northeastern who majored in criminal justice who is working alongside the department. that same professor who selected the officers will review the program and every then... it will then be decided if every officer will be equipped with a camera long term. >> we tried the voluntary program. we didn't get anybody willing to do it. so now we're going to do it. >> i think it's the not knowing. i think a lot of people have questions about what body cameras do, how they add to policing, how they help policing. i think there are a lot of questions on both sides. this will give us some answers. >> now the department says officers who are selected to wear the body cameras will be
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this program is expected to roll out in september. live from boston police headquarters, nicole oliverio, 6 news snooze. >> sarah: new this morning, police in lowell looking for a person who allegedly fired a bull sweet a woman's home. the "lowell sun" reports an 81-year-old woman was sleeping in her home when the bullet went threw an open window and into her bedroom wall. the woman says she didn't see anybody but thought the noise was fireworks. >> christa: still ahead, a wildfire raging across california, one of many. thousands of people had to be evacuated. part of an interstate shut down because of this one. >> sarah: plus more water rescues in louisiana as people are anxious to get home. >> christa: and as kids get set to head back the class, a hidden danger found in several
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>> christa: well, this morning it is a race against time as that devastating flooding continues down in louisiana. many towns are now under a mandatory evacuation order. and officials say anybody who is outside after hours could potentially end up behind bars. now, the number of rescues has also climbed to well over
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and singer taylor swift is also donating a million dollars to the louisiana flood relief. swift said the people of that state so graciously welcomed her when she kicked off her world tour there last year that she wanted to give back. >> sarah: a state of emergency has been declared as a southern california wildfire continues to burn out of control. the fire started near a highway yesterday and has already burned down more than 1,500 acres of land. the wind and high temperatures are fanning the flames. been forced to leave their homes. two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation. the flames forming a tornado, planes are dropping flame retardant to try to contain that fire. the national weather service has issued red flag warnings for the next 24 hours. >> christa: up next in everett, a police officer on the wrong side of the law. the troubling charges he's facing this morning. >> reporter: a father, daughter and man in a wheelchair
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did coming up. >> sarah: plus a bay state athlete praised for embodying the olympic spirit. an inspirational moment gone viral. >> stop! stop! >> christa: you're going to love this. what had the final five
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> struck in the street, a father, daughter and another man hit in roxbury. a police officer arrested, accused of attacking his pregnant wife. >> sarah: and we're in the olympic zone, another medal coming back home. needham's aly raisman and simone biles finishing strong. >> christa: plus a local runner has an epic moment on the track. >> sarah: time now to know and go. we have stories coming up. >> christa: let's start with weather. chris lambert is here with your forecast. it is humid out there. >> chris: feeling like south florida, no doubt about it. upper 70s and lower 80s this early in the morning. the wind is out of the southwest. it's an active breeze out of the southwest. once that wind direction changes direction toward the northwest, we start dragging in the lower humidity. that will happen through the morning into this afternoon, so more comfortable feel to the air this afternoon. a gusty northwesterly breeze.
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to upper 80s, a few towns close to 90 through southeastern mass, including the cape and the islands. look at that. 89 degrees in hyannis this afternoon. thanks to the northwesterly wind. you don't get much of a wind off the ocean there. very limited rain chances the next couple days, isolated showers or thunderstorms north and west of 495 tomorrow afternoon. otherwise i don't expect much rain over the weekend. temperatures in the 80s. cooler along the coastline saturday into sunday. humi u saturday and sunday. not quite as oppressive as it was this morning. next best chance of widespread showers noll in the monday. >> sarah: checking out the traffic scene. danielle gersh is here for us. >> danielle:ites not too bad out there. here's a look at 93. southbound as you make your way through somerville, this is what it looks like back to 128 this morning. let's go to the maps and head south of town. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, 26 minutes. you're slow around the braintree split. route 3 looks good. 4 slow and go from brockton up to 128.
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bit as you approach 128. the pike heading in and out of town looking pretty good. route 2 and 3 no issues. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway about 25 minutes. no delays into town on the pike from 128. just 1 2 minutes. the "t" is running on schedule. on the commuter rail we're watching some delays on the lowell line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: right now three people are being treated for injuries after being struck in the street. >> christa: 7's jennifer eagan is live whe tell us right now? >> jennifer: christa, the victims in this case, a father, his ten-year-old daughter and another man in a wheelchair, they were hit on blue hill avenue around 8:30 last night. boston police shut down the street while they investigated. the driver stopped at the scene. his car had damage to the windshield and the passenger-size mirror was snapped off. a witness told us it seemed like the driver was slowing down let
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sped back up. the father who was hit had serious injuries to his face and head. all three were taken to the hospital. the father pushed his daughter out of the way of the car. the driver was cooperating with police. again, he did stop. no charges have been filed at this point. live in dorchester this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now police are investigating a crash in quincy where a person was hit by a car on washington street. we're told the victim had head trauma, but the injuries are not considered to be life >> sarah: an everett police officer arrested accused of an alarming attack. investigators say he punched and choked his pregnant wife. 7's victoria warren is live in everett with more. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. he works here in everett, but they live up in is salisbury. that's where he was arrested and accused of attacking his pregnant wife. this all happening over the weekend. the officers name is michael mori. he was arrested.
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pregnant. he's accused of strangling her and trying to kick her in the stomach during a fight inside their home in salisbury. she told police he's hit her in the past. this time she says he threatened to get his gun. the wife told police the fight started when she learned other women were at the house without her knowing about it. still, the wife did tell police that she did not want a restraining order, saying that she feared that her husband would lose his job. everett police had no comment. warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: ready to head back the classes in a few weeks, high levels of lead have been found in seven more schools in boston. now the discovery was made as boston police schools retested the drinking water in all of its buildings. officials say the problem water fountains have been deactty veighed and they've brought in bottled water. to help you out a bit, we have put a list of the schools impacted on our web site, whdh.com. >> sarah: to the olympic zone
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gymnasts being call the best ever. >> the most successful women's team in olympics history. >> sarah: simone biles and aly raisman cementing themselves in olympic history with their final gold and silver medals on the floor. >> christa: and on the track this is being called one of the most inspirational moments in olympic moments ever, and a bay state native was involved hering an athlete turning a collision on the track into this heartwarming act. haven't. so we have lots of highlights to cover. let's welcome back once again 7's nancy chen who is in rio. good morning, nancy. >> nancy: good morning, christa and sarah. yesterday was the last day of competition for gymnastics. what a way to go out. aly raisman and simone biles
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>> nancy: team u.s.a. delivering a one-two punch. >> tremendous. aly stuck the most difficult of landings, securing her spot in history. i'm so happy for you. now you stand alone as the second most decorated olympic gymnast of all time. how does that sound? >> it sounds awesome. it's amazing. shannon was the most decorated. she's one of my favorite it's crazy. it doesn't feel real at all. >> this may not be the end for her. >> if you asked me a few months ago, i would have said i'm done, but yesterday we were talking, and i'm going the take a break and then i mean never say never. >> nancy: after a stumble on the beam led to bronze, simone bounced back. she had a flawless floor routine. she was untouchable, soaring to the top of the podium. >> you were just on fire out there. how did you feel during all of
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>> i felt pretty good and just ended on a good note. that's what me and aly were hoping for. i think that's exactly what we did. >> nancy: as for aly, there's no better way for her time in rio to end. >> this has definitely surpassed my expectations. it's the icing on top of the cake. i'm very proud. >> nancy: i know a lot of people are hoping this is not the last we will see of aly raisman. and now to beach volleyball. quite the upset. americans kerri walsh jennings and april ross knocked out of gold medal contention, losing to brazil in last night's s brazil the reigning world champions. they needed just two sets to take the match. the upset was walsh jennings's first loss of her olympic career. it means she will not play for her fourth straight gold medal. >> it always comes down to fundamentals. today the fundamental part of my game broke down, which was my passing. i knew they were going to come after me. i didn't stick my passes. had i done, that it would have been a different match completely.
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>> no, no. we have a lot more playing to do. we're going to come back and battle. >> yeah. >> nancy: and by tomorrow they mean tonight. they will play the other brazilian team for the bronze medal match. now to a memorable moment. this was on the track. in the women's 5,000-meter qualifier, "the new york post" highlighting some amazing grace and reminding us there is some good in the world. this is the show of olympic spirit involving an olympic runner who race. she may have finished last in the women's 5,000 m qualifying heat, but in the world's eye, topsfield's abbey d'agostino is an olympic champion. the 24-year-old distance runner made her rio debut tuesday morning. d'agostino had her sights set on the finish line when new zealand runner nikki hamblin fell, taking d'agostino down with her. >> oh. >> that looked really awkward. >> nancy: the dartmouth grad
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turned her attention to her competitor. >> she's like, come on, come on, we have to get up. we have to finish this. i'm so thankful for her telling me, come on, get up. >> nancy: once they were both back up on their feet, they quickly realized it was d'agostino who needed help and hamblin returned the favor. despite her injury, the massachusetts runner was determined to finish the race. >> she represents what the olympics should be about. >> nancy: hamblin and was taken away in a wheelchair. >> i've never met her before, but i want to meet her now. >> nancy: back home in topsfield they're celebrating abbey. people who know her are not surprised she lent a helping hand. >> abbey has that big stir and that big heart. >> that's her mission in life. she wants to help people. she wants her running to be a platform for helping people, for inspiring people. and as god has it, that's what happened.
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compete in friday's final because they finished the race. however, it's unclear if d'agostino's injury will prevent her from competing in that. now to another memorable moment, this one involving a member of the final five. that put a big smile on the face of one simone biles. what started as a crush and cardboard cutout -- >> sometimes i used to kiss him on the cheek. >> nancy: you'd come in and just give him a little kiss. >> yes. >> nancy: now a full-blown love affair. gold medalist simone biles can now say she's kissed the real zac efron. the actor flattered when he found out about the world champion's feelings for him, tweeting the night of the team final, "of course i'm watching the final five dominate the floor." several gold medals later, not only had biles' olympic dreams come true, but her daydream, as well. efron was in rio to surprise her
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the cheek, just to let everyone know." they had to do a retake. "i thought he were taking a picture, and then he kissed me instead." the world champion on cloud nine. we also saw some big smiles from the rest of the final five when they met the actor, but as for biles, her future for the star looks bright, tweet, "just calling me mrs. efron already." >> nancy: they sure move fast. >> sarah: i bet all the girls in. >> christa: i'll never wash that cheek again. >> sarah: so nancy, you have to tell us about this new cupping craze in rio, the one that will not leave you with marks like michael phelps. >> nancy: this is a more fun kind of cupping. this is being called the most sought after souvenir of the rio games. take a look. this is a picture of what it look like. peope are buying them, selling them, trading them, even stealing them. each cup has the orange, yellow, blue and green color pattern
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they're beer cups. they have a name of a specific sport. you see gymnastics. but others represent more than two dozen olympic sports. so people are just checking them by the armful. we've seen them here in the olympic park ourselves. one bee beer server even said customers have to buy a beer. they can't just buy the cup alone. i can attest to that firsthand because i wanted to buy a cup, and so i could show it to you, but apparently i had to buy a beer, i didn'tan friends i made. i traded one beer, they dank it for me, and i got three cups out of it. so nice deal. and here is the result of that: i have thee these cups right over here, one for swimming, one for track and cheers to you guys. >> sarah: oh, nancy, thank you. i say at the end of this week, buy the beer, nancy. you deserve it. >> christa: very good girl. let's toast to that, everybody.
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good morning. stunning loss. >> agatha puts it away! >> kerri walsh jennings and april ross defeated in beach volleyball semifinals, the first defeat of walsh jennings' career, as gymnastics wraps up with a >> oh, my! >> two silver medals for danell leyva, a record-setting fourth gold for simone biles, this time in the floor exercise. and aly raisman takes silver, but that was just one memorable moment for the final five. zac efron showing up in rio to surprise his biggest fans, and

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