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>> sarah: we're following two big breaking news stories at 5:00 a.m. two tractor-trailers collide in auburn, shutting down parts of the mass pike. >> christa: and two american swimmers ordered to stay in brazil. they answer questions about a robbery as a british athlete now reports being >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we have lots to get to. but first check out the forecast. it's thursday. everybody is thinking about friday and the weekend. we start thinking about that. >> chris: the weekend went by too fast. the weather is looking good this weekend. good morning, everyone. this morning is looking pretty good, too. temperature-wise, a much cooler
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degrees. that puts some of the suburbs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. it was ridiculously warm yesterday morning. now close to 80 degrees. a couple showers we're tracking back through hartford, connecticut, out to the western edges of connecticut and into eastern new york. a few of these showers holding together. so i wouldn't be surprised to see a passing shower or two along close to the mass pike and south of the pike this morning. a lot of the rain staying off to the south. a tremendous amount of water. but we may get wet here for mid-morning. and then this afternoon, it will be warm. temperatures back into the mid-80s with a mix of sun and clouds. so some nice weather throughout much of the day, mid-day through this afternoon. and even as we head into the weekend. picturing more drive times than anything else. that forecast ahead. >> christa: right to breaking news out of auburn. part of the mass pike eastbound shut down after a serious crash involving two tractor-trailers. >> sarah: there are reports of injuries. 7's nicole oliverio live at the scene now with the very latest
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nicole? >> nicole: sarah, we know one driver has been taken to the hospital. as you mentioned, a couple lanes eastbound on the mass pike shut down, and here, take a look why. you can see fire and rescue along with police still on the scene here. you can see two tractor-trailers collided. take a look at that crunched cab of that second tractor-trailer. we're told that police had to use the jaws of life to get that driver out. he was taken to umass memorial hospital with serious injuries. now, the cause remains under investigation, but again, as we take a live look here, you can see crews working, trying to remove those few tractor-trailers. again, you can see the damage, where they rear-ended each other. police on the scene along with accident reconstruction groups. also you can also see right now just one lane of traffic getting by eastbound again. this is in auburn near 290. so a bad accident involving two tractor-trailers. one person taken to the hospital. that accident remains under investigation.
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in auburn, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: that bad crash leading to a traffic alert. here's danielle gersh with more. >> danielle: not the best way the start off our friday eve. causing delays of about half an hour eastbound on the pike on route 290. it does look like only one lane is getting by there, a serious crash. closer to home, not looking too bad. all these little exclamation marks are just work crews wrapping things up as we head into the 5:00 hour. thst pike looks good. heading into town on route 1, 9 3, no issues. braintree to boston all green. all green south of town, as well. routes 3, 24 and 95, too. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. and 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail expected to start the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: all right. we're following more breaking
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a great britain team member targeted by robbers. >> christa: according to these reports, the athlete was held up at gunpoint while spending a night out on the town. now, this as some new questions are surfacing regarding ryan lochte and three other american swimmers who also said they were held up by robbers posing as police. overnight two of those swimmers were pulled off their flight headed back to the u.s., and we learned that they won't be leaving rio any time soon. here's 7's nancy chen with >> nancy: their story called into question. now gold medalist ryan lochte, who claims he and teammates were robbed at gunpoint after a night of partying, is on the defense. he spoke with nbc's matt lauer. i said, "ryan, there are people out here, there is script -- scepticism that you made ths story up along with these other swimmers to cover up some other
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he strongly denied that, said it's absolutely not the case. i wouldn't make up a story like this, nor would the others. as a matter of fact, we all feel it makes us look bad. we're victims in this. >> nancy: but now police say they haven't found evidence to support his account. a brazilian judge found contradictions in the swimmers' reports. lochte told the "today show" host that authorities never seemed to question his account. >> he said never during the questioning did they question his truthfulness. as a matter of fact, they seemed to support everything he said, and at one point they said, "thank you," and they congratulated him on his performance here at the games. >> nancy: in security video obtained by the daily mail online, you see the swimmers returning to the olympic village the morning after they say they were held up. the judge cited this video, ordered the passports of lochte and teammate jimmy feigen be seized. the judge says the men appeared to be joking. they didn't seem to be shaken physically or psychologically. lochte is already back in the states. in his conversation with lauer, he denied he made anything up,
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>> now, when he talked to billy bush on sunday, bob, he said that's when the guy took the gun, put it to his forehead and cocked it. tonight he said, that's when the guy pointed the gun in my direction and cocked it. i pointedly said to him, "you said before it was placed on my forehead and cocked." he said, no, that's not exactly what happened. he feels it was more of a ma i think people at home might feel that was embellishment. that's up to people to decide. >> nancy: lochte's teammates were pri vetted from leaving the country. jack conger and gunner bentz were taken off their flight to the united states and brought in for questioning. lochte's lawyer insists he did nothing wrong, something the swimmer reiterated to the "today show" host. >> he said nobody at the time he was talking to anybody in law enforcement said, "hey, it would be a great idea if you stick around rio while the
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>> christa: once again, that was nancy chen reporting. heading into the olympic zone as we focus on competition, it's another big day of events beginning in a few hours. >> sarah: last night usain bolt sprinting to the finish of his 200m semifinal. canada's dave deguglielmo -- andre de grasse the only man giving ashton eaton tries to become first man to win back-to-back decathlon titles. he'll be back on the track to complete his remaining five events. >> christa: three members of team u.s.a. making olympic history on the track, sweeping the medals. of the 100m hurdle. brianna rollins grabbed gold. nia ali took silver. and kristi castlin won the
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nation has ever swept the podium in that event. >> sarah: all right. it's a bronze in beach volleyball for kerri walsh jennings and april ross. the pair came back the beat brazil after losing the first set last night. the bronze is walsh jennings's fourth olympic medal. she's now the oldest female medal winner in beach volleyball history. >> christa: and dover, new hampshire's jessica carato will compete in the women's 10m platform sem if she advances, the final is later on today. and the u.s. women's basketball team playing against france in the semifinals. usain bolt going for his second gold of the games as well in the 200m final. >> sarah: a tense standoff in athol overnight. the swat team called to a home on chester street. police say an armed man was barricaded inside a home after negotiating with officers, the situation came to a peaceful end. the suspect was taken into
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will face. >> christa: and we're following more breaking news. two car bombs explode in turkey. officials say 219 people have been injured because of that. right now they believe the attackers were targeting police stations, but so far in group have claimed responsibility for the bombing. >> sarah: right now registered sex offender is back behind bars. police in norwood arresting this man after they say he exposed himself to two women. 7's victoria warren joins us now. vicki, policeay 1980s. >> victoria: that's exactly right, sarah. norwood police this morning are saying enough is enough. they say they arrested this man this week for exposing himself to two women. but they say this is a crime that he has committed more than a dozen times before.
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in custody. police say they're fed up with 49-year-old chad falcone. around his waist, and then het- lifted it and exposed himself to the women that were there. he's done this before. >> victoria: norwood's police chief says that record dates back to the 1980s and he has two open cases of exposing himself right now. >> this is a family neighborhood. there's an elementary school around the corner. >> victoria: police disgusted. hiding in his basement. the chief says he wish he could explain why a sex offender with open cases is out. >> he's been to probation, he's been to counseling, he's been to all that stuff. at this point families are trying to raise their kids. enough is enough. this is crazy. >> victoria: this morning the suspect remains in custody. he did go before a judge where he entered a not guilty plea. the judge ordered him held on a
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victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, the aclu will argue that more than 24,000 tainted drug lab cases involving state chemist annie due con should be dismissed. according to the "herald," the aclu will argue this to the state supreme court that the cases handled by dukeon should be thrown out because handling all of those appeals will slow down the judicial process. duke con spent three years in prison. a cab company has plead guilty the federal tax and fraud charges. according to the "globe," there was a plea deal on wednesday. he faces more than $2 million in fines and prison time. prosecutors say he received at least two years behind bars. he lied about play roll tax, employed illegal immigrants and
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workers. >> sarah: now to the race for the white house. donald trump will head to the battleground state of north carolina today, where he will likely respond to hillary clinton's criticism that the new staff on his campaign won't change who he is. >> he can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign. they can make him read new words from a teleprompter. [laughter] but he is still the same man who insults gold star demeans women, mocks people with disabilities, and thinks he knows more about isis than our generals. >> sarah: yesterday trump got a new campaign adviser and manager as he tries to cut clinton's lead in the polls. >> christa: 5:the 12. we're off the a busy start. still ahead, residents in as be neighborhood are on alert as police investigate alerts of a peeping tom. >> sarah: plus this wildfire
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in size. fire crews saying they have never seen anything like it
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>> christa: homeowners in redding are cleaning up after a tree fell on the corner of their house. it was so big it split in two when it fell, which you see here. the trunk damaged the house.th been so much worse. they say it was a breezy afternoon, but they believe the wind is not ultimately what caused that tree to fall. >> i think the drought conditions had something to do with it because there was an exact same type of tree fell up the street about two weeks ago. >> christa: so after a few hours, crews cut up the tree and then they were able to lift it off of the house. but the tree definitely had been stressed, not just from the
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that puts a lot of strain on them, as well. >> sarah: i wonder when we'll get some more rain, not today, right, chris? >> chris: not a lot out there today to help us with the drought. i don't expect a widespread chance of showers until sunday night and monday. so the dry going on as we go through the next several days. 58 in norwood. 70 in boston. dew point levels upper 50s, lower 60s. much more comfortable start to the day compared to what we had yesterday. now, we're not talking about a . of rain. that doesn't mean we can't couple showers working in. we have seen those back into connecticut, greenfield on the map, connecticut border. so along the mass pike and south of the pike for a couple hours this morning, there is the opportunity of picking up a couple sprinkles and showers as this lone batch starts to work across much of southern new england. north of the pike, merrimack valley, southern new hampshire, you won't miss out on any raindrops. once we get beyond that, late morning into the afternoon, more sun. if there's going to be a late-day shower, talking well
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southwestern new hampshire. so i really think it's limited rain chances throughout the day and overall i do expect some more sunshine to return for the afternoon. so the u.v. index on the high side and if you do have beach plans and you're watching that, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., especially south of the pike, a shower will come up. oh, no, this will be a beach day. i think we'll be fine this afternoon. sunshine and temperatures warm into the lower to middle 80s. so we do have a nice 80s back in the midwest. not a lot of rain in the future. the next few day, areas of the high pressure control the board. there will be some moisture returning, trying to sneak in to southern new england as we work into the weekend. i think the better chance for showers saturday and especially on sunday will be become across western new england. vermont, the berkshires, back into the western half of connecticut, you get some moisture pulling east, especially along the coastline. it should be a mainly dry
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into monday, then finally that moisture can work on through and provide us with some scattered showers and storms. 84 to 88 this afternoon. clouds breaking sunshine. partly cloudy tonight. comfortable overnight, back into the 60s. 70s in the city of boston. tomorrow's forecast, mostly sunny, sea breeze kicking in on the coastline. beach temperatures close to 80. a few upper 80s away from the coastline. cape cod forecast over next few days looking just fine. we'll kick in a breeze could have some low cloudiness out there, as well. it stays mainly dry. at least into sunday by mid-day. sunday afternoon, sunday night, and especially sunday night into monday, could have some showers and storms. coolest at the coastline over the weekend. best chance of rain sunday night into monday. behind that front, we're setting up for some beautiful weather. a little bit of a crisp air mass moving in for tuesday night and wednesday morning. >> sarah: happening today. homeland security secretary jeh
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the deadly flooding in the state. johnson will visit the most affected neighborhoods and meet with local officials. the death toll has gone up to 13 since louisiana was hit with more than two feet of rain last weekend. more than 40,000 homes have been damaged. families that have returned home are devastated. >> it's never been this bad. >> i've been through hurricanes. i've been through other things. this has got to be the worst. >> sarah: about 6,000 people remain in shelters. >> christa: and a much different situation in california where the problem, the drought conditions and tens of thousands of people have now been forced to evacuate in the southern part of the state. the wildfire keeps burning out of control. officials say the fire has now torched 25,000 acres of land since tuesday. more than 80,000 people have
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thousands of buildings have burned, as well. >> in my 40 years of fighting fire, i have never seen fire behavior so extreme. >> christa: so officials say the fire is only about 4% contained at this point. and then of course there's one burning in another part of the state, as well. >> sarah: a lot of devastation there. coming up next on 7news, boston police getting another gun off the streets. the disturbing place this weapon was found. >> christa: home after making history in the summer games. how he's spending his time now
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>> christa: 5:24 your time. the red sox have now won six in a row as boston beat the orioles in a rain-shortened game. boston's offense dominated.
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drove in four runs. rain forced the game to be delayed. in the sixth inning. so after an hour and 17 minutes, the umps called the game and the sox won the final score 8-1. also the news on red sox pitcher eduardo rodriguez appears to be positive. he's set to make his next start sunday against the tigers. rodriguez left tuesday's game after experiencing hamstring tightness. manager john farrell says the lefty was feeling much better on wednesday. >> sarah: the patriots are become on the field tonight. new england hosts the bears in a preseason game. see any action. but we do know that rob gronkowski will be out. he left tuesday's practice with a lower body injury. gronk has not played in a preseason game since 2012. it was bring your son to work day on wednesday. eight-year-old jack spending some time with the team at practice. brady's son, who he had with actress bridgette moynihan, turns nine next week. >> christa: oh, fun.
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>> sarah: breaking news. another athlete reportedly robbed in rio. this as two u.s. swimmers are removed from their night home after being questioned about their reported robbery. >> christa: new details about white owe bulger. the former mob boston taking his case to the supreme court. >> sarah: and new this morn, the group hoping to bring mounted police back to boston. >> this is 7news "today in new england."
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it's 5:30. we've now officially made it to thursday. we're getting there, everybody. i'm christa delcamp. ism and i'm sarah french. let's send it over to chris lambert with a check of your forecast today. chris? >> chris: a much more comfortable start to the day, as well. refreshing walking out the door. suburbs upper 50s, lower 60s. 70 in boston. not completely rain-free across new england. a couple showers snuck in overnight and early this morning into connecticut. a few making it in toward springfield. if you follow that line, it's possible for a few of these showers to work n pike, perhaps even north of the mass pike into southeastern mass for a couple hours. don't be surprised if it's a passing shower or sprinkle around mid-morning. maybe 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 working on through. otherwise a bit more sunshine returns this afternoon. warm and comfortable day. temperatures middle to upper 80s. >> christa: all right. let's get right to the breaking news right now. two track trails colliding on the mass pike east in auburn. a massachusetts state police say one of the tractor-trailers apparently rear-ended the other.
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one person was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. so there is a serious impact on the roads this morning. let's get this traffic alerts with danielle gersh. >> danielle: we're not even in the height of the commute and the delays from this already 48 minutes. so only one lane is getting by here eastbound on the pike at route 290. and you're basically crawling all the way to worcester because of this. again, two tractor-trailers collide. a serious accident. there closer to home, we're in the watching any issues. that's good news. lots of heading into town on route 1, 93, you're problem-free. ten minutes from routes 3, 24 and 95. all looking good. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes this morning. and both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: back to that breaking news.
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off their flight home by brazilian federal police. there are new questions about robbery claims made by swimming star ryan lochte. >> christa: and now the u.s. olympic committee releasing its first comments. jennifer eagan has breaking details. >> jennifer: christa, sarah, swimmer jack conger and gunner bentz are still in rio this morning. they were pull from their flight last night as police investigate. conger and bentz were escorted out of the airport early this morning. officials say the pair will not be allowed to leave brazil until they testify about that robbery. teammate jimmy feigen was also scheduled to be on that fright but he never showed up at the airport. ryan lochte is already back in the united states. he is defending his claim that he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint last weekend. now, a judge found contradictions in the swimmer's reports and order heard the lock will be's passport be revoked, but the gold medalist had already left the country. the u.s.o.c. released a statement about conger and bentz overnight saying in part, "they were released by local authorities with the understanding that they would
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the incident on thursday." now, also this morning, new reports that a member of great britain's olympic team was robbed in a separate incident. that robbery is also under investigation right now. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, jen, thank you. also breaking, a tense standoff overnight in athol. the swat team was called to the home on chester street, and police say an armed man was barricaded inside that house as he negotiated with officers. the situation comeso was taken into custody. no word yet on the exact charges that he'll be facing. >> sarah: now to a story you saw first on 7. police were on alert after a peeping tom is reportedly spotted in the back bay. people have posted flyers around the neighborhood warning about the suspicious person. police say they received the reports about the peeping tom in someone's yard several weeks ago. investigators say the suspect was most recently spotted outside a building. residents in the neighborhood are now taking extra
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terrifying. this is a very safe neighborhood. now that i know this is happening, i'll definitely make sure to close the curtains and blinds. >> sarah: police have sent extra patrol vehicles to the area as they continue searching for that suspect. >> new details now about whitey bulger's appeal. this case is, in fact, headed to the u.s. supreme court. at least for now. bulger was convicted of racketeering in 2013 for playing a role in other crimes. so a case reviewed his appeal. it's been placed on the supreme court docket. however, that doesn't necessarily mean that the court will end up hearing the case. so we'll keep you posted. a judge has now thrown out the charges against a lowell teacher's aide accused of throwing a rubik's cube that ended up hitting a student. matthew frazier appeared in court to face charges of assault with a dangerous weapon. the rubix cube was the weapon. investigators say he threw the toy and it bounced and grazed
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>> christa: we're back at 5:38. the exan says that unsolicited phone calls and homes offering discounted power are not legitimate. officials say that people offering the discounts are not affiliated with eversource, even though they specifically mention the company's name. the department of transportation for the state now says it is not showing exactly how much it will cost to complete the longfellow bridge construction project. according to the "globe," officials are not sure about who
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going over budget. this was estimated to cost $255 million. crews are expected to complete the work in september of 2018. >> sarah: an irritating defect is forcing mcdonald's to pull its latest happy meal giveaway. mcdonald's says it will stop giving out the step it tracker. company officials say the wristband has customers to experience skin irritation as part of mcdonald's new campaign to help kids get exercise. >> christa: lots to get to this morning, including and it's back in the saddle. a group trying to bring something back to boston. and two american swillers -- swimmers ordered not to leave
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right here with a live look at downtown boston. much more comfortable out there than it was this time yesterday. >> sarah: yeah. let's send it over to chris lambert with all the details on your forecast. >> chris: back to a typical new england standard here, right? upper 50s, lower 60s kicking off the day. the sweet spot in norwood 58 degrees. 70 in the city of boston. here's the skyline shot over the city. a little color to the sky. a little bit of sunshine out
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61 the dew point. 50s in a lot of the suburbs. that's a comfortable level. 70 and above feels quite humid outside. that's where we were yesterday morning. the winds this morning a lot lighter than yesterday morning, as well. yesterday winds gusting late morning close to 40mph. the radar is quiet from boston out to worcester. but you get to the west of worcester, a couple showers sneaking in back to springfield, down into hartford, connecticut, and east of hartford, as well. we continue eastbound and not out of the question that you get a passing shower or a few sprinkles for a couple hours this morning. just south of the pike as it goes from the morning hours. not much rain at all with this. it's not like you get a good soaking on the garden or the lawn here. it's limited throughout the day. even north and west of 495, an isolated shower pop up later on this afternoon.
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over the weekend of any shower sneaking in. western mass. so if -- it looks like mainly dry weekend sunday night and the rain chances increase sunday night into monday. so dry for a while. tropics, a little activity going on. a tropical storm in the middle part of the atlantic. no threat the land over the next five days. winds right now at 45mph as we continue this journey out to the northwest at 60mph. mid-80s this afterno more sunshine around mid-day into the afternoon. 7 on 7 forecast, keeping us coolest at the coastline over the weekend. temperatures close to seasonal levels running lower to middle 80s. best chance of rain sunday sunday night into monday. >> sarah: breaking news. two tractor-trailers collide on the mass pike into auburn. mass state police say one of the tractor-trailers rear-ended the other. auburn fire rescue says one person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
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here's danielle gersh with more. >> danielle: this is already causing delays. only the left lane is getting by again. this is eastbound on the pike at 290 in auburn. so basically you're following all the way, even to worcester. the rest of your ride on the pike not looking too bad. closer to home, mostly green. route 1 and 93 southbound both looking good. braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway just 12 minutes this morning. slowing down a little bit around the braintree split, but routes 3, 24 and 95ll let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. just 13 minutes braintree to boston. 12 minutes into town on the pike. that's from 128. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, no delays. just 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following more breaking news. a great britain team member reports being robbed at gunpoint in rio. >> christa: this comes as new questions surround ryan lochte and three other american swimmers who say they too were
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so let's get the latest on this story, lots of twists and turns here. 7's nancy chen has the latest on both of these investigations. good morning, nancy. >> good morning. we are now learning that a british athlete has reported a robbery here in rio. according to reports, the athlete was held up by gunpoint while enjoying a night on the town. members of the team being urged not to leave the athletes' village. theft to the bbc, adding, "all members of our delegation, including the individual concerned, are accounted for and safe and well." this does come on the controversy and confusion over ryan lochte's account that he and three other swimmers were held up. overnight the two american swimmers who were removed from a flight out of rio were released from custody. but it does not seem like they will be able to leave any time soon. ryan lochte has more about that
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>> sarah: sticking to his story but changing the details. >> now, when he talked to billy that's when the guy took the gun, put it to his forehead and cocked it. when he talked to me tonight he said, "that's when the guy pointed the gun in my direction and cocked it." i pointedly said to him, "you said before it was 'placed on my forehead and cocked.'" he said, "no, that's not exactly what happened." i think he feels it was more of >> nancy: ryan lochte speaking to "today show" host matt lauer, denying he was lying about being held up at gunpoint. i said, "ryan, there are people out here, there is script similar that you made this story up along with these other swimmers to cover up some other form of embarrassing behavior." he stopped me quickly. he strongly denied that, said it's absolutely not the case. i wouldn't make up a story like this, nor would the others. as a matter of fact, we all feel it makes us look bad.
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>> nancy: on wednesday two of lochte's teammates who were with the swimmer on the night in question were pulled off a plane. jack conger and gunner bentz brought in for questioning just before they were about to leave for the united states. nbc news reporting jimmy feigen was supposed to be on that flight but never showed up. the u.s.o.c. releasing a statement that read in part, "james feigen is also communicating with local authorities and intends to make further statements regarding the incident on thursday, as well." conger and bentz have been temporarily confiscated by court order. >> nancy: all three athletes are expected to continue discussions with investigators today. police say they have not found evidence to support their account of what happened. a brazilian judge found contradictions in the swimmers' reports. the judge citing this video obtained by the dail mail online saying, "the member appear to be joking. they don't appear to be shaken physically or psychologically
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lochte is back in the united states. he left before an order was issued the see his passport. he told the "today show" host he's not trying to hide anything and answered all questions asked of him. >> he went out of his way to told them h he was reachable. they could get to him through his agent or his lawyer. >> nancy: again, we are closely following this investigation and we'll keep you updated. right now turning to some exciting finishes for team u.s.a., including a clean sweep on the track. >> rollins takes commands. rollins wins it. >> nancy: an olympic sweep for three members of team u.s.a., putting them in the history book. the women's 100m hurdle ending with brianna rollins winning gold, nia ali taking silver and kristi castlin grabbing bronze. this is the first time a nation has ever swept the event. >> i'm happy we're here, we're celebrating.
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we're so excited. >> we're blessed. we came out here and did our best and came out here and swept, so i'm grateful to god. >> nancy: usain bolt sprinting his way to the finish of the 200m semifinal. the fastest man in the world leaving most of the competition far behind, but he was challenged at the very end by canada's andre de grasse. >> de grasse right there with him. >> nancy: the two friends crossing the finish line while smiling at each other. bolt is now focused on running for another gold >> i'm ready. i'm feeling good. i feel smooth. i'm happy. i'm on the right track. >> nancy: ashton eaton finishing the first day of the dekhat lon on top. the 28-year-old is hope to become the third man to ever win back-to-back olympic decathlon titles. with five events down, he still has five to go. he ended yesterday on a high note with his strongest event.
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at the end, i'll try to go for it. but right now it's about getting the w. >> nancy: eaton will be back on the track today to compete the remaining five events. also happening later today, usain bolt will make a run for his second gold of these games. turning now to a victory on the beach for team u.s.a. kerri walsh jennings and april ross coming back from that devastating loss two nights ago to win the bronze in beach volleyball. they did rally after losing the first set to take down brazil. collection of olympic medals. >> this has been so magical until last night. then we made it magical again. tonight we made it magical again. i was doing my thing. april kept bringing me back and connecting with me. amazing. >> you have to give it everything you have left. i am exhausted emotionally and physically and mentally.
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on in rio, but some athletes have already made their way back home, enjoying sol r&r. take a look at this picture, michael phelps one of them. he's ready to retire. apparenly he's already back in the pool posting this family photo with the caption, "back home. great way to spend my first day in retirement." and two members of the final five still having fun. aly raisman and simone biles out enjoying some fast food, cani fries and chocolate ice cream." aly detail her healthy diet on twittr to first lady michelle termine who asked what healthy food the fast five eat. aly tweeted again. sometimes you have to splurge. that's a very fair statement there. speaking of simone, of course, a brazilian athlete has a message for zac efron who surprised the gold medalist in rio, remember
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she's referred to him as her brazilian boyfriend. simone, you made history, i love you. zac efron better watch out. it seems like they're all in fun. the two seem to be good friends. but a lot of mushy moments to tell you about in new hampshire. dover, new hampshire's jessica parratto will compete in the women's 10m platform this morning. if she advance, she moves on to the final later today. playing against france in the semifinals and going for his second gold in the 200m final. so a lot to watch here in rio. but live in rio, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're following breaking news back here at home. a tense standoff in athol overnight. the swat team called to a home on chester street. police say an armed man was barricaded inside a home after negotiating with officers. the situation came to a peaceful end. the suspect was taken into custody.
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will face. >> christa: and new this morning, the state is launching a new program designed to problemmer the prescription drugs in the homes of stopping drug abuse. right now it can take up to ten days for a prescription to get registered. as a result, some people try to get as many prescriptions as possible over that time period. this new program as it's explained allows physicians to track that time line and watch patients who may be crossing state lines in order to fill prescriptions. the could still make a comeback. businesses are trying to raise between $1 and $1.5 million to bring back mounted horses. the horses were disbanded in 2009 and commissioner evans is telling the "globe" they would need at least four to six horses in order to restart the unit. >> sarah: right now police are searching for thieves who stole several pairs of high-end shades from the natick mall. these two men took about 20
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earlier this month. police say they were worth about $6,000. authorities believe suspects used a cell phone to coordinate the robbery. a dighton man facing charges after he was arrested for speeding in new hampshire. police say kyle terrien was going 119mph on i-93 yesterday morning. according to officers, the 22-year-old was spotted weaving in and out of traffic. he's been charged with reckless driving and drug possession. >> christa: and officers recovering a gun from a young man who they say was sleeping at a playground in mattapan. they say they noticed the 18-year-old sleeping with the gun tucked under his arm. officers say they quickly removed it. it was loaded and then put the suspect in handcuffs. they say they determined the man didn't have a permit to carry because he was arrested. >> sarah: animal control officers in northampton rush to rescue a raccoon. the critter was stuck in a sewer drain on wednesday. police say after a little time
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cooking grease, they were able to free their raccoon unharmed. >> christa:>> christa: crisco. thank goodness, right? we'll be back with your headlines and more news, as
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? i ain't lookin' to compete with you. ? ? beat or cheat or mistreat you. ? ? simplify you, classify you, ? ? deny, defy or ? ? crucify you. ? ? all i really want to do ? >> nancy: breaking news. an international incident at the olympics. american swimmers pulled off the planes while leaving brazil. authorities questioning ryan lochte's story about being robbed. and we've learned about another
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pike. it will impact the commute? >> christa: a convicted sex offender arrest on a new charge. police fed up with him being on the street. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: 6:00 a.m. we're going to call this t.g.i.t., thank goodness it's thursday. >> sarah: friday eve. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's send it over the chris lambert. >> chris: always looking forward to the long wedges in the summertime. how is this for the start this morning? running 10 to 20 degrees cooler than this time yesterday morning. we were near 80 degrees yesterday at this time. closer to 60 in a lot of the suburbs. 70 in the city of boston. humidity not as high, as well. tracking a couple showers. springfield, hartford, connecticut, if these hold together, i'd say along and south of the pike between 7:00 and 9:00, not out of the question you get a light shower
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otherwise the day is mainly dry with temperatures returning into the 80s. more 80s over the weekend. that forecast ahead. >> sarah: breaking news. two tractor-trailers collide on the mass pike in auburn. mass state police say one tractor-trailer rear-ended the other. let's get to 7's nicole oliverio live at the scene with the latest. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, one of those drivers had to be taken to the hospital with serious injuries. if i step out of the way, crews still on the scene, still a me mass pike near 290 in auburn. you can see the two tractor-trailers right here. take a look at the tractor-trailer in the back. that's the one that collided with the other one. you can see how damaged and crunched that cab is. it was that driver that had to be rushed to the hospital. you can see all the debris here still on the roadway. and right now there's just one lane of traffic getting through. danielle gersh has been
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traffic is right now. >> danielle: already a delay, it scwuz went down to 35, it was at 54. down to 35 now. still not good. one lane gets by there. this accident happened eastbound on the pike at route 290. then this accident just happened, another one eastbound closer to worcester at route 146 there. so not a good situation out there on the pike. closer to home, things are not as bad on the roads. good news there. heading into town on 93 or route 1, mostly green. south of town, braintree to boston, northbound on the routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. slowing down a little bit there right around the braintree split. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. about 15 minutes, braintree to boston on the expressway, no delays into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. >> christa: thank you, danielle. breaking developments now in the detention of two american swim centers brazil. they were pulled off of their
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swimmers making their way to the airport in rio. so brazilian authorities claim that the swimmers cannot leave until they testify about claims that they were robbed at gunpoint. >> sarah: and we've learned another alarming incident in rio has taken place. nancy chen has the very latest for us. >> sarah: news of another robbery surfacing overnight. it comes as american swimmers find their stories about a robbery question, but ryan lochte is going on the defense. security concerns in rio. a spokesman for the british olympic team confirming an incident the bbc reporting the athlete is safe and well. two american swimmers were pulled off a flight out of rio. they were with ryan lochte the night he claim he was robbed at gunpoint.
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conger and gunner bentz were detained wednesday night shortly before their anything was scheduled to depart from rio. they were released by local authorities with the understanding they would continue their discussions about the incident on thursday. their attorneys saying they will not be allowed to leave brazil until they testify about the alleged robbery. jimmy feigen, who nbc news reported was supposed to be on that flight, is said to be communicating with local authorities. all three swimmers expected to be questioned today. as for in the united states. on wednesday, he defended himself to nbc's matt lauer. >> i said, "ryan, there are people out here, there is scepticism that you made this story up along with these other swimmers to cover up some other form of embarrassing behavior." he stopped me quickly. he strongly denied that, said, "it's absolutely not the case. >> nancy: a brazilian judge who found contradictions in the swimmers' reports ordered the passports of lochte and feigen
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issued. the judge's order stemming from this video obtained by the dail mail online that shows the swimmers returning to the olympic village the morning after they say they were held up. the judge saying the men appeared to be joking, not shaken physically or psychologically. in his conversation with lauer, lochte denied he made anything up and says that he did not get the impression authorities didn't believe him. his truthfulness. >> nancy: but his story has changed. >> now, when he talked to billy bush on sunday, bob, he said that's when the guy took the gun, put it to his forehead and cocked it. when he talked to me tonight he said, "that's when the guy pointed the gun in my direction and cocked it." i pointedly said to him, "you had said before it was 'placed on my forehead and cocked.'" he said, "no, that's not exactly what happened." i think he feels it was more of
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story that we will continue to follow very closely here in rio. but turning now to some excitement on the track, team u.s.a. making a clean sweep yesterday. pretty historic there. another sprinter proving once again there is no one better. >> and bolt is in front. the fans applauding his every stride. >> nancy: usain bolt all smiles, finishing first if his 200m semifinal. the world's fastest man made it look all too easy, entire race, only challenged at the end by kendra's andre de grasse. >> de grasse is not one to be messed with. >> nancy: the two friends sharing a look as they crossed the finish line. bolt now has his sights on getting another gold and breaking his world record time. >> i'm ready. i'm feeling good. that felt smooth. i'm happy. i'm on the right track. >> ashton eaton does have the big lead now.
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a strong start as he tries to become the third man ever to win back-to-back olympic decathlon titles. after the first five events, the 28-year-old is in the top spot. day one of two ending with with eaton's strongest event, the 400m dash. >> these olympic and world decathlons are not like the other ones. i mean, it's tense. 10:00 now. it started at 10:00 this morning. so you try to let it flow. >> nancy: he'll be back on the track thursday to compete his remaining five events. three members of team u.s.a. making olympic history on the track with brianne rollins winning gold, nia ali taking silver, and kristi castlin winning bronze. the women swept the medals in the women's 100m hurdle. >> i'm happy we pulled it off. we prayed hard about this, and we didn't let the distractions get to us, so it was great. >> it's over! >> nancy: and it's bronze in beach volleyball for kerri walsh jennings and april ross. the pair came back to beat brazil after losing the first
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and still a lot of action to come here out of rio. but a lot of athletes are back home enjoying some r&r. michael phelps among them. he hopped a plane not long after wrapping up his last races. he wasted no time getting back into the pool, posting this family photo with the caption, "no place like being back home. great way to spend my first day in retirement." of course these events for the athletes haven't ended yet. still a lot more to get to in the next couple days. she's a new hampshire native. she will compete in the triathlon. another member of her family has also made headlines. take a listen. >> my older sister is an author, and she has written three novels and a short story collection, and her last novel, "faith and fury," absolutely blew up this past year. it was president obama's favorite novel of the year.
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and just i don't think... i don't think anybody expected it to be as big as it was. i can't believe she's related to me because it's... i have hard time writing e-mails. >> nancy: we'll all be watching when sarah competes in the triathlon this weekend. and still to come this morning, a massachusetts native, a runner that everyone has been talking about. she captured the world's attention when she helped the woman who tripped her track. we'll hear from her. that's ahead at 6:30. back to you guys for now. >> christa: i can't wait to hear what she has to say. >> sarah: i know. >> christa: nancy, thank you so much. we'll see you in a bit. >> sarah: we're also following breaking news you'll only see here. a man is taken into custody after a tense standoff in athol overnight. the swat team called to a home on chester street. police say the suspect was armed when he barricaded himself inside. after negotiating with officers, the situation came to a peaceful end. >> christa: and we're following more news today, a
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police are wondering why he was on the streets in the first place. let's go to 7's victoria warren in norwood and has more. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, christa. nor wad's police chief says enough is enough, saying he's very frustrated over what has been going on, saying they arrested this man this week. he's accused of exposing himself to two women and norwood police chief say this man has been accused of this exact crime more than a dozen times before. a repeat sex offender cuffed and in custody. norwood police say they're fed up with 49-year-old chad falcone. >> he was wearing a mesh, kind of a mesh shirt around his waist. and then he lifted it and exposed himself to the women over there. and he's done this before. >> victoria: norwood's police chief says that record dates back to the '08s and includes 14 cases of exposing himself. and police say he has two open cases right now.
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there's an elementary school right around the corner here. >> victoria: neighbors equally disgusted. police say they found falcone in his usual hiding spot, cowering in his basement, refusing to come to the door. the chief says he wishes he could explain why a sex offender with open cases was allowed out. >> i don't have any more answers. he shouldn't be out. i think we're past rehabilitation. he's been on probation. he's been to counseling. he's been through all that stuff. at this point families are trying to raise their kids, and enough is enough. this is crazy. the suspect does remain in custody. he went before a judge where he entered a not guilty plea, but the judge ordered him held on a $10,000 bail. live this morning in norwood, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. 6:11. still ahead, a story we reported first on 7. a warning from the back bay about a peeping tom keeping residents and police on alert. >> sarah: a crushing blow. a giant tree tumbles, taking
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>> chris: very comfortable start. lower humidity in place. cooler temperatures this morning. an isolated shower for a few towns. otherwise much of the day is dry. take a look at forecast for this afternoon as well as the seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: and we're watching a serious crash in auburn. here's a picture from the scene here. this happened eastbound on the pike, only one lane is getting by, two tractor-trailers collided here. and it is causing delays of close to an hour. >> christa: okay, danielle. we're also tracking other breaking news. two u.s. leave brazil until they testify about claims they were robbed in rio. this comes amid reports that a british athlete who was held up at gunpoint.
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almost there. >> christa: it's looking like it might be a good beach weekend. want the hear what chris lambert has to say about that? >> chris: water feeling just right. check out this photo from bob down in scituate. good-looking sky at the coastline. a little bit of red and orange in the sky for many photos coming in on twitter, and that is thanks to some mid to high-level clouds that have worked in from the west. good-looking start to the day and good-looking feel to the day, as well. as the numbers back down into the upper 50s and lower 60s. 70 in the city of bosto we have tracked a couple sprinkles and lying showers west across sturbridge or just west of sturbridge now back through south brink and down toward mansfield, connecticut. a couple sprinkles trying to enter rhode island. if you take a trend here, you may catch a light shower near the mass pike and south of the pike from about 7:00 until 9:00, once in a while. but i don't expect a lot of water out of it. in fact, much of the day is dry. so if you have beach plans this afternoon, go for it. no problems out there.
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clouds, temperatures running into the 80s. same case on friday into the weekend. most of new england should feature more dry weather than anything else. showers forming across western new england, west of worcester and especially back through the berkshires and western connecticut on sunday. so at the coastline much of the weekend is dry, but i do expect more clouds on sunday versus saturday. the tropics getting more active out here. op its journey to the north and to the west. a lot of activity out there in the atlantic, but no threat to land as it continues to work west-northwest. for us this morning, a batch of clouds working in. maybe a light shower or sprinkle for a few towns south of the pike. otherwise a warm day. temperatures running to the mid and a few upper 80s this afternoon. piano land. weather looking good. 81 degrees. pleasant there.
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taking place in terms of the weather here as we go into friday and saturday. zac brown band coming into town, as well. 64 to 70 overnight tonight. partly cloudy skies. mostly sunny with sea breezes tomorrow. 82 to 88. seven-day forecast, featuring 80s through the weekend. scattered showers, likely some downpours possible sunday night into monday, and beautiful weather behind that from the tuesday and wednesday. >> sarah: 6:18. let's get back the that breaking news out of auburn where these two tractor-trailers crashed early this morning in auburn. you can there. and they actually shut down the mass pike for a time in that stretch. so let's go to danielle gersh. danielle, what's the latest now? >> one lane is getting by. this is eastbound on the pike. this happened in auburn. let's go to the maps. this is causing quite some delays. a lot of red around this accident. and that means dealing with delays of over 40 minutes from this incident again. only the left lane getting by here eastbound on the pike at route 290 in auburn.
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looking too bad. not seeing any other issues. route 93 and route 1 hiding into boston. problem-free braintree to boston northbound on the expressway this morning. 17 minutes. and then south of town, slowing down on route 24 northbound. from brockton up to 128. route 3 looks good and also slowing down a little bit there on 95 northbound up to 128 as well. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 16 minutes on the expressway braintree to boston. 14 minutes enter town on the pike. that's 128, braintr excuse me, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: really close call in reading when a tree falls on the corner of a house. this was an 80-foot oak tree. it is so big it split in two when it fell. the trunk damaged the house, but the homeowners say it could have been so much worse. it was a breezy afternoon, but they believe the wind is not ultimately what caused the tree to fall. >> i think the drought
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exact same type of tree fell up the street about two weeks ago. >> christa: so after a few hours, crews cut up the tree and they were able to lift it off the home. >> sarah: there are new details about a crash in dorchester that sent three people to the hospital. we're now hearing from the family of a hero father who helped save his daughter and friend when they were hit by a car. >> sarah: she says, "he saved my life. so, you know, he really, really t he is one hell of a father. >> sarah: police say 40-year-old ernesto camacho shielded his ten-year-old daughter and their wheelchair-bound friend when a car hit them tuesday night. his daughter and friend are out of the hospital while ernesto remains there with severe head injuries. >> christa: parental instincts really kicking in for him. it's 6:20. the pats are gearing up for tonight's second preseason game.
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>> sarah: plus local police race to rescue this raccoon caught in a tight spot.
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>> christa: so the red sox have now won six in a row. boston beating the orioles in a rain-shortened game. boston's offense dominated. drove in four runs. rain forced a delay in the sixth. after an hour and 16 minutes, the umpires called the game. the sox won the final score 8-1. so the news on red sox pitcher eduardo rodriguez appears to be positive. the sox are saying he's feeling better. he'll make his next start sunday against the tigers. rodriguez left tuesday's game after experiencing hamstring tightness. >> sarah: the patriots are back on the field tonight. new england hosts the bears in a preseason game. no word yet if tom brady will see any action.
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gronkowski will be out. he left tuesday's practice with a lower body injury. gronk has not played in a preseason game since 2012. brady spending some time with his oldest son on wednesday. his eight-year-old son jack spending some time with the team at practice and he turns nine next week. >> christa: he's pretty tall, like dad. all right. 6:25. we're on top of breaking news this morning. two u.s. swimmers detained by brazilian authorities are not alwe until they answer questions about an armed robbery they reported. that comes as ryan lochte is relaying his robbery story. >> sarah: and on the mass pike, two big rigs collide. a driver seriously injure. for all those pokers,
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>> sarah: breaking news in brazil. american swimmers told they can't leave the country until they testify about being robbed in rio. ryan lochte now changing his story about the incident. plus another olympic at alito held at gunpoint. i'm live in rio are the ore night development. >> sarah: also breaking a crash on the mass pike ending with serious injuries when two big rigs collide. >> sarah: and breaking overnight, a tense situation in athol. police and swat teams swarm a ho >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: it's 6:30. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. we're starting things off with your weather. we all want to know, chris. >> chris: much more comfortable out the door. instead of being mere 80, we're closer to 60. the city of boston at 70. lower humidity, as well. a couple light showers and sprinkles back into hartford. may catch a passing sprinkle or a light shower close to the mass
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that should be about it. more temperatures in the 80s. upper 70s to near 80 for the pats game tonight. >> christa: two tractor-trailers colliding in auburn earlier today. danielle gersh has the latest. >> danielle: this happened eastbound on the pike in auburn. it's just after the 290 route. it's causing major delays. only the left lane is getting by now. will let's go to the maps. you'll see a lot of red around that crash, andhe actually close to an hour and a half. so not a pretty situation out there. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news out of brazil now. two american swimmers hauled off their flight and barred from leaving the country. overnight brazilian authorities can't leave until they testify about claims they were robbed at gunpoint. >> christa: this morning there were some inconsistencies in ryan lochte's account of the robbery as we also learn about another crime that was reported to police by an athlete from a
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let's go to 7's nancy chen. she's live in rio with the latest. nancy? >> nancy: christa, sarah, good morning to you. another robbery surfacing this morning, reigniting safety fears. in this case a british atlegal is reporting having been robbed while enjoying a night on the town. the team confirming that he or she did get robbed but is set to be okay. but this does come as ryan lochte, who is already back in the united states, defends his claim that he and some of his teammates were robbed a judge found contradictions in the reports from the swimmers and ordered that the passports of lochte as well as teammate jimmy feigen be seized. lochte had already left the country by that point. fellow swimmers jack conger and gunner bentz taken off their flight back to the united states. they are stuck in rio this morning. they left the airport early, though. they will not be allowed to leave brazil until they testify about this robbery.
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showed up to the airport. now, ryan lochte spoke with the "today show" host matt lauer last night and gave a slightdy different account of what happened during the robbery than he did before. >> he said that's when the guy took the gun, put it to his forehead and cocked it. when he talked to me tonight he said, "that's when the guy pointed the in had said before it was 'placed on my forehead and cocked.'" he said, "no, that's not exactly what happened." i think he feels it was more of a traumatic mischaracterization. >> nancy: now to the women's 100m. olympic history. brianne rollins winning gold, nia ali taking silver, and kristi castlin winning bronze.
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swept the medals. usain bolt making it look easy. canada's andre de grasse the only competitor to challenge him. bowl has his sights set on getting another gold and breaking his world record time. he will come pete in the final tonight. and kerri walsh jennings and april ross bringing home a bronze. the beach volleyball duo taking down brazil for the win last night. this is walsh jennings's fourth olympic medal. she's now the oldest female medal history. ross also adding to her collection. she won a silver back in the 2012 olympics. and now to an update on a local runner who really embodied the olympic spirit when she helped another runner in need. we've been talking a lot about her. she's from topsfield. abbey d'agostino will not compete in tomorrow's 5,000 m final. the massachusetts native tore ligaments in her knee when she fell during her race, but, of course, this video captured the world's attention when she
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hamblin get back up and they continued after they collided. >> i feel grateful that nikki and i were used as an instrument to share that message, that like, yeah, we train for hours and hours, but like this is really special, and we are all united in like celebrating like the spirit of the olympics and like the spirit of humanity. >> sarah: she's just an incredible young woman. i will send it back to you guys in boston. >> christa: coming up, when we head back the rio, we are learning just how some members of the final five are celebrating being finished with their competition. so let's take a look at the medal count. team u.s.a. still leading the pats with a total of 93 medals. china follows with 54 med yalts and great britain with a total of 50. >> christa: right now we're switching to breaking news that you'll only see here. a man taken into custody after a tense standoff overnight. in athol. the swat team was called the a
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when he barricaded himself inside. after negotiating with officers, the situation came to a peaceful end. >> sarah: we're following more news today. boston police on alert asking women to be careful as they search for a peeping tom lurking in the back bay neighborhood. it's a story you saw first on 7. jennifer eagan is here now with more. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, this all started when one person saw this man in the yard of one of the buildings then spotted him hanging around outside a couple more times. people have boasted flyers nd neighborhood warning about the suspicious person. police say they received reports about the peeping tom several weeks ago. residents in the neighborhood are being cautious. >> i live on the second floor, so not ground level but still like a little too close for comfort i would say. >> i haven't seen anyone suspicious. i've been extra cautious lately since seeing the flyers. so hopefully nothing happens. but a little concerning.
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keep an eye out for anything suspicious. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: still ahead, whitey bulger trying the overturn his conviction. we'll let you know where the former monster hopes his case will be held. >> previous trackers pull from happy meals. the come place made by kids wearing the bracelets. >> christa: local police coming to the rescue of this raccoon. he's caught in a very tight spot. >> and here's t serious crash right now. this is in auburn on the pike eastbound. only one lane is getting by. two tractor-trailers crashed. and this is causing delays of over an hour and a half this morning. we'll have more on this. we'll be right back. >> and we continue to follow breaking news out of brazil. the bbc reporting a british athlete was robbed at gunpoint on tuesday night. this follows the detain. of two american swimmers who
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racketeering in 2013 for politician a role in several murders and other crime, but this case has been placed on the supreme court docket. that doesn't mean, however, that the court will actually hear the case. we'll keep you posted. a defect forcing mcdonald's to pull its latest happy meal giveaway. mcdonald's says it will stop giving out the step-it tracker because the wrist band is causing rashes and skin irritation for some kids. it's part of mcdonald's new campaign to help kids get exercise. >> sarah: animal control raccoon rescue. the critter was stuck in a sewer drain yesterday. after a little time and with the help of some cooking grease, they were able to free the raccoon unharmed. >> christa: all right. so 6:40. we're following several breaking stories, including an international incident in brazil. u.s. swimmers pulled off a plane stuck in rio. >> sarah: breaking news on the mass pike, two tractor-trailers collide and a driver seriously injured. >> christa: tense situation in
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police and swat teams surrounding a home after reports of gunfire.
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>> christa: swimmers stuck in rio. authorities asking questions after members of team u.s.a.
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>> sarah: and a big mess on the mass pike in auburn. tractor-trailers collide. one person seriously injured in this crash. >> christa: a big mess there. we'll be staying on top of that with fast track traffic. know and go with all of the top stories. >> sarah: let's send it over to chris lambert with a check of your weather. >> chris: a good 10 to 20 degrees cooler. a much more comfortable start to the day with the more comfortable feel to the air. low 60s in the suburbs. clouds around, a couple of white showers and sprinkles back across eastern connecticut. one or two sneaking into town along the pike. you may catch a passing sprinkle. a brief lying shower over next couple of hours. then we're just featuring a mix of sun and clouds. this afternoon temperatures returning middle to upper 80s. hiding the golf, hitting the beach, laying poolside just fine this afternoon for that as much of the activity stays to the west of us during the day today. a lot of 80s across the great
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in fact, the weekend looks fine. across cape cod, friday and saturday looking great with temperatures into the lower 80s. a little breeze and some mugginess on sunday, but overall i do expect mainly dry conditions over the weekend. sunday afternoon, spot shower not out of the question. better chance of some more widespread showers and storms and even some embedded downpours arriving sunday night into monday. behind that system, beautiful weather. a taste of september tuesday into wednesday. >> sarah: all right. we continue to follow breaking crews are working to clear up the scene after two tractor-trailers collide on the mass pike in auburn. you're looking at live pictures right now of the scene. still a mess there. let's send it out to 7's nicole oliverio with the latest. >> nicole: sarah, we know the driver of this damaged tractor-trailer that we see here had to be taken to the hospital with serious injuries. crews had to remove him using the jaws of life. right now they're able to remove the tractor-trailer that he rear-ended, but still a mess here on the mass pike. you can see just how damaged
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roadway. there's an accident happening around:00 on the mass pike eastbound in auburn. right now there is only one lane of traffic getting through, and danielle gersh, can you tell us how bad traffic is backed up and what this means for everybody's morning commute? >> danielle: this does not mean good stuff. this will cause delays of about 82 minutes this morning. as you saw only the left lane getting by there. this accident happened eastbound on the pike after route 290 or so not a pretty sight. the rest of your ride on the pike not looking too bad. we're actually not watching any other incidents on the road. stop-go traffic on 93 southbound into boston this morning. route 1 not looking too bad. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, only 17 minutes. so that's not too bad either. route 24 northbound stop and go from brockton up to 128. route 3 looks good. 95 northbound slowing down a little as you approach the front there, as well. check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out
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14 minutes into town on the pike. that's from 128. and 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, your longest drive this morning 21 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: some other breaking news now. two american swimmers are being detained in brazil. in fact, they were pulled off of their flights last night. brazilian authorities are barring them from leaving the country until they testify about a climb of an armed robbery. >> sarah: also breaking from overnight, reports of another different athlete, so a lot to get to this morning. let's get right out to 7's nancy chen in rio with the breaking details. >> sarah: we are now learning a british athlete is reporting a robbery. this man was out enjoying a night on the town when he was robbed at gunpoint. members of the team are now being urged not to leave the athletes village according to the "guardian" newspaper. a spokesman for the british patric team confirms the theft to the bbc, adding all members
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individual concerned, are accounted for and are safe and well. now, this does come amid controversy and confusion over swimmer ryan lochte's account that he and three other swimmers were held up overnight. the two american swimmers that were removed from a flight out of rio were released from custody, but it does not seem like they will be able to leave any time soon. meantime, lochte has revealed a little more about that night. sticking to his story, but bush, you'll remember on sunday, bob, he said that's when the guy took the gun, put it to his forehead, and cocked it. when he talked to me tonight he said, "that's when the guy pointed the gun in my direction and cocked it."
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he said, "no, that's not exactly what happened." i think he feels it was more of a traumatic mischaracterization. >> nancy: lochte denied the allegations. >> i said, "ryan, there are people out here, there is script similar that you made this story up along with these other swimmers to cover up some other form of embarrassing behavior." he stopped me quickly. he strongly denied that, said it's absolutely th as a matter of fact, we all feel it makes us look bad. we're victims in this. >> nancy: on wednesday two of lochte's teammates were pulled off a plane and brought in for questioning just as they were about the leave for the united states. nbc news reporting jimmy feigen was supposed to be on that flight but never showed up. the usoc releasing a statement that read in part, "james feigen is also communicating with local authorities and intends to make further statements regarding the incident on thursday, as well." conger and bentz have been
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confiscated by a court order. >> sarah: all three athletes are expected to continue discussions with investigators today. police say they have not found evidence to support their account of what happened. a brazilian judge found contradictions in the swimmers' reports. the judge cited this video, saying, "the men appeared to be joking. they didn't appear to be shaken physically or psychologically after the alleged incident." united states. he left before an order was issued to seize his passport. he told the "today show" host he's in the trying the hide anything and he went out of his way the answer questions. >> he told them he was reachable, he would cooperate. they could get to him through his agent or his lawyer. >> nancy: we are following this story closely and we'll bring you any developments as they come into our newsroom. now to the track. some exciting finishing for team u.s.a., including an historic
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>> rollins takes command. rollins wins it. >> nancy: an olympic sweep for members of team u.s.a. 2100m hurdles ending with brianna rollins taking gold, nia ali taking silver and kristi castlin grabbing bronze. the triple victory marking the first time a nation has ever swept the event. >> i'm just happy here we're hoork we're with these ladies. we're celebrating. we took home gold, we're so happy. >> we are blessed. we came out here and did our best. we came out here and swept. so i'm grateful to god. >> nancy: usain bolt sprinting his way to the finish of the 200m semifinal. the fastest man in the world leaving most of this competition far behind. but he's challenged at the very end by canada's andre de grasse. >> de grasse right there with with him. >> the two friends crossing the finish line while smiling at
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bolt is now focused on running for another gold and breaking his world record time. >> i'm ready. i'm feeling good. that fell smooth. i'm happy. i'm on the right track. >> ashton eaton does have the big lead now. >> nancy: ashton eaton finishing the first day of the dekhat lon on top. the 28-year-old is hope to become the third man to ever win back-to-back olympic decathlon titles. with five events down, he still has five to go. he ended yesterday on a high note with his strongest event. the 400m dash. >> of course i'm trying to win. yoow at the end, i'll try to go for it. but right now it's about getting the w. >> nancy: eaton will be back on the track today to compete the remaining five events. and tonight usain bolt will be going for his second gold of these games. now turning to beach volleyball. a win there last night. kerri walsh jennings and april ross coming back from a devastating loss two nights ago to win the bronze in beach volleyball. the team rallying after losing the first set to take down brazil. both athletes adding to their collection of olympic medals.
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and ross' second. >> this tournament has been so magical until last night. then we made it magical again. tonight did not start magical, but we stuck together. i was doing my thing and april just kept bringing me back, kept bringing me back, connecting with me. amazing. >> we had to give it everything we had left. i am exhausted emotionally and physically and mentally. we left it all on the court. >> nancy: so a lot of athletes have already made their way back home, enjoying sol r&r already, included in that group is michael phelps. he may have said he's ready to retire, but he's already back in the pool. he posted this photo, "no place like home. great way the spend my first day of retirement. qlings aly raisman, simone biles out enjoying some fast food, captioning this tweet, "french fries and chocolate ice cream."
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on twitter to first lady michelle obama who asked what healthy food the fast five eat. alliely tweeted again, "sometimes you got to splurge." i think that's a very fair statement there. but speaking of simone, she has a message for zac efron. planted lots of kisses. this is a cute love affair the two of them have, but gymnast arthur referred to as her brazilian boyfriend, jokingly posted on instagram, "hey, zac efron, i saw her first, she is my girl. proud of you, simone. you made history. love you." so zac efron better watch out, but it does seem to be in good fun. the two are just close friends. >> christa: who couldn't love her, right? a lot to love. nancy, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> sarah: all right, breaking news here. you'll only see on this station. a tense standoff in athol ends
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police and the swat team surround a home on chester street. the armed suspect barricade himself inside after negotiating with officers. the situation came to a peaceful end. >> christa: a repeat sex offender arrested for a new crime in norwood. and police are furious that he was out on the streets. police taking chad falcone into custody after they say that he exposed himself to two women yesterday. officers say the 49-year-old hid in his basement before they made the arrest. police sure why he has been set free. >> i don't have any more answers. he shouldn't be out. we're past rehabilitation. he's been to probation. he's been to counseling. he's been through all that stuff. at this point families are trying to raise their kids and enough is enough. this is crazy. >> christa: falcone has been charged 14 times with exposing himself over the past 17 years and has two open cases against him. >> sarah: the patriots are back on the field. new england hosts the bears in a
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see any action, but we do know that rob gronkowski will be out. he left tuesday's practice with a lower body injury. >> christa: and the red sox now winning six in a row. boston beating the orioles in baltimore in a rain-shortened game. jackie bradley, jr., homered and drove in four runs last night. the sox won it 8-1. they had some intense storms in the mid atlantic. >> sarah: yeah. let's send it over to chris lambert for more on the forecast. >> chris: tempting the fate with the sox. six in a row. looking great. mid to upper 80shi could have a couple lying showers south of the mass pike between 7:00 and 9:00. then the bears in town for the pats' game tonight. temperatures starting off near 80. falling to near 70 by the end of the game. very comfortable weather in gillette. very comfortable weather for the pianoman at fenway, as well. >> sarah: thanks, chris. the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks for joining us, everybody. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we'll keep you posted on the situation at the mass pike.
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good morning. clean sweep. team usa takes gold, silver and bronze in the women's 100 meter hurdles. a first in olympic history. kerri w fashion to win bronze in beach volleyball. and hot water? two of ryan lochte's teammates abruptly pulled from a plane as they were on their way home from rio. detained for hours before being released overnight. officials now questioning the accounts of four swimmers who claim they were victims of a robbery. does their story hold up? what ryan told me in an exclusive conversation, "today,"

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