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through town overnight. trees uprooted and power lines knocked out. crews working around the clock now to try to clean up some of that mess. >> anchor: and governor baker now in concord serving the damage. we'll start with dan hausle who is live for news that same area with the latest. dan? >> reporter: well, this is a neighborhood of expensive homes and a lot of trees you might see around expensive holes of well, that was taken down in a large pat by this tornado that came through. you can look behind me and see and have been cut up by the crews here are preparing for the cleanup. you look down the road here you see some of those crews who are working right now, working on pot remember lines, many of which were brought down by some of those trees that came down. let's take you to some video of the damage in the area and pretty incredible. some within just walked by and said we have footage for your next godzilla movie. that waswhat you had here is a creature, a tornado, ef 1 coming
wide, a half mile long into concord. cutting into trees, throwing them every which way. that's what told them this was a tornado and not straight winds. the fact that the trees were twisted and the damage went in different directions. it left 1,000 homes without power, resident describing how they woke to the sounds of tree branches coming against their house, the whoosh the wind in the air. some people wakened by the warning by emergency officials that came through their cell that they had such a warning, but mema officials say they knew about it, it went on at 3:00 in the morning, whaled for about 20 seconds on those cell phones was the warning a tornado might be coming. people took cover inside their houses within 15 to 25 minutes, the tornado came through and the damage was apparent. people came outside and they could see all of the trees down and some of those trees are covering roads here as well. that's what officials are now concentrating on.
branches from the trees in the area, governor baker just toured the area and he came away smiling like the people we talked to who were smiling saying we were incredibly lucky to have this kind of damage and to have only 39 homes damaged, only one of them seriously damaged and no one, no one hurt. live in concord, dan hausle, 7 news. >> anchor: thank you. also on 7, a park ranger accused of an alarming crime. police inside of a bathroom. according to detectives, he set up the camera with the intention of recording women. >> anchor: and today he face a judge on some really serious charges. 7's steve cooper live for us with more on this story. steve? he was been an employee for ten years and doesn't that park ranger is off the job and just a little while ago after coming here in handcuffs this morning he left after posting bail. do you want it apologize
all, sir? nothing at all to say. department of conservation and recreation park ranger leaving quincy district court without comment after posting $10,000 cash bail. the 340-year-old from hyde park is-year-old by people outside the courthouse after he pleads not guilty to s he used a camera pen to secretly record female lifeguards going to the bathroom at holotonight's pond in pond identified herself to a state trooper and indicated while going to the bathroom, in a staff bathroom, at the pond lifeguard facility she noticed a green light. >> reporter: the lifeguards notified police who reviewed the sd card from the pen and determined mccain on was the one who recorded the lifeguards. >> reporter: images were obtained and certain videos, videos of certain employees known to the commonwealth, mostly lifeguards at the pond seen going to the bathroom.
continue to investigate. dcr released a statement saying in part the dcr is deeply disturbed by these allegations and remains committed to assisting the state police as they continue their investigation. >> reporter: does he have any remorse? no comment. how is your client doing? he is fine but no comment. >> reporter: so suspended without pay indefinitely, mccain on has been ordered by the judge to stay away from anyone connected to the case d stay away from the pond and also ordered to hand over any firearms he is due back here in court in october. live in quincy, steve cooper, 7 news. >> anchor: a woburn man in court today accuse of stanning another man on friday. police say james lions stabbed that other man after the two got in a fight in the parring lot of jake and joe's parts grill. the 36-year-old suspect is facing assault with intent to murder charges. the 31-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital with stab wound. there is no update on his
boston's chinatown. boston ems got the call just after 3:00 this morning saying a man was grazed by a bullet. the shooting happened in the area of essex an kingston streets. no arrests have been made. hingham police looking for a woman they say stole more than $2,000 worth of clothes in less than two minutes. investigators say she took 46 pace of women's jeans from an american eagle store in the derby street shops last week. take a look at here. anyone with information is asked to call police. >> anchor: and police in winchester are serving for answers after finding a woman deceased inside of a home. today detectives are park at the crime scene looking for any clues into how the woman may have died. 7's john cuoco has a closer look. >> reporter: investigators inside a home on edgewater place in winchester. the middlesex district attorney's office says an elderly woman was found unresponsive here at around 2:00 p.m. sunday afternoon.
she was pronounced dead. according to neighbors the two people that live in the home are a married couple both in their 70's. they were just lovely, lovely, she was terrific. i'm very surprised because they just were very, very pleasant couple that were great neighbors over the years. >> reporter: state and local police spent hours at the house searching for any and all evidence, focusing on the araround a front window. d.a.'s office is calling this an open investigation. they and nice family and the whole thing. >> reporter: right now we're still waiting on more information from the d.a.'s office as to what may have happened here. in winchester, john cuoco, 7 news. >> anchor: a tractor trailer jackknifed on the mass pike ramp this morning near hopkinton. the accident closed down the ramp on i 90 for several hours. fire fighters were on scene because of a possible fuel leak. no one was injured. >> anchor: and we're following more news today.
in ohio. police say a 74 yearly woman plowed in i acrowd at an outdoor concert for senior citizens. nine people hurt and right now two of them still fighting for their lives. more than 100 people were enjoying an outdoor community concert sunday night until a split second move turned into tragedy. police say an elderly driver struck 8 people on this dance floor. it just appears it was an accident. she made a mistake again with the gas and brake. >> reporter: now police are saying that a could be facing charges. all 8 of the victims were in their 60's and 70's and all were hospitalized including the driver. two of those victims are still in serious condition. a lot of people knew the victims so it ended abruptly. >> reporter: the dance floor was set up in a parking lot right next to the city's police and fire departments. two of its four sides had barricades up which acted as dividers between people and parked cars. but when the diver as pulling out of her parking space she
sides. witnesses say the scene was traumatic. i saw the car start to spin out on the dance floor and bodies flying. >> reporter: police are calling this an accident and say the driver was pretty shaken up. she is just devastated that she caused these injuries to people she was with at the concert. >> reporter: police say the driver also hit a telephone pole and another vehicle. right now she is not facing any charges. >> anchor: crews in florida rush to rescue a capsized boat. authorities say a 23-month-old girl managed to stay afloat in an air pocket until rescue crews found her and four officers and a nearby boater then jumped in to look for more victims. quickly finding two adults. they searched nearly an hour until they found the little girl trapped beneath the boat. we heard crying so that was joyful to us. we usually incidents like this doesn't turn out like that. >> reporter: paramedics
she is expected to be okay. >> anchor: a daredevil pastor in new york caught on camera jumping through fire. over the weekend pastor john morgan used a ramp to jump over a helicopter on the ground and then through a wall of fire. the stunt poller a pastor at the faith on fire fellowship. he said his jumps are symbolic of his faith with the ramp representing the highs and lows in life. and a high speed chase in california turns into a foot chase. police say a man was stolen vehicle dodging traffic as they sped through highways and back roads and after about an hour of driving the 20-year-old jumped out of the car and then ran in a neighborhood where he was later caught. >> anchor: a risky rescue caught on camera. this is in florida. a mother and son left damageling inside their car over an edge of a highway overpass, crews racing in to make sure the car didn't tumble any farther before they could even think about getting them out.
according toens withs just before 110 clock sunday morning a car lost control and drove off on to the grassy median on a highway in florida. then it went over a concrete barrier, inside that car a 27-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son. we had an issue of a vehicle being very unstable. >> anchor: rescuers say their first concern was to make sure the car didn't tumble another 20 feet down into the road below. it did have potential to slide. >> reporter: the fire fighters say their training kicked in and they used a system of webs and shrinks and keep it from falling any further. next step get the mom and son out. rescuers had to break out the back window of the car to pull the mother and sun to safety. paramedics say the two only had minor injuries and were calm. seem to be shaken but not too upset. it seemed to work flawlessly. everybody had a job that got done. >> anchor: the highway patrol is charged the mother with careless driving. it was more than an hour before that stretch of highway could reopen. troopers say the mom and son
are expected to be okay. ryan schulteis, 7 news. >> anchor: and still ahead here on 7 news, a little boy battling a rare general thic disorder calling on a higher power to make a wish come true. >> anchor: she just won a gold inny rio. hear about her new venture, gabby douglas is taking off. >> anchor: then ahead at 5:00, somerville officials calling it quits. why they say they are dropping their fight against wynn casino. >> anchor: a judge challenging president obama's transgender bathro how many states are now calling
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it's extra crispy good. >> anchor: this little boy with an unusual wish, his dream to receive a blessing from pope francis. the 11-year-old is battling a serious illness. >> anchor: now he is packing his bags for the vatican hoping for a chance to meet the man he considers a hero. landon is a polite and friendly
his mother says, a kid with a smile on his face every day. he is also a kid with a lot of faith in god. one of many things landon loves to do is serve as an altar boy at sacred heart church. he is very involved in the church. he struggles, he has been struggling with this, he had mri's since he was two. >> anchor: those mri's are done to monitor his rare generic disorder that causes landon's non-cancerous tumors to form. i think he is just focusing on getting better and being normal. he is trying to be as normal as he can and he just wants to be free of the tumors and we pray for a miracle. >> anchor: landon received what his family views as a partial miracle at sunday morning mass finding out from the parish priest that his make a wish to be blessed by pope francis has been granted. it was a very hard decision to make.
i wanted to see if this will help, getting blessed by the pope spot fact that london would choose the vatican over all other places in the world he could have visited came as no surprise to his father. for an 11-year-old kid it's unusual but for him it fits in. >> anchor: because most make a wish kids landon's age choose disney world, kirsten said she was completely taken aback by landon's decision. in talking to him from the moment that we met him, i was just so impress sincerity and his humility and i knew that it was truly the wish that was in his heart. >> anchor: so family will fly to the vatican within the next two weeks to fulfill landon's wish. >> anchor: still ahead here on 7 news, a wild dust storm stirring up some trouble where this spiraling scene we're going to show you was all captured. >> anchor: and we have quiet, comfortable weather for the few days.
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dust rolling through phoenix yesterday. a big gust of wind fueled by winds up to 40 miles per hour there. highways backed up for miles and several flights had to be grounded because of the low visibility and i don't want to miss an opportunity to say the word haboub. >> anchor: you lived out west, you know. i think we're accu h jr can correct us if not. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah, very real, very spectacular and this is a city of boston closer to home. gorge juror afternoon. grand a little volatile last night about 3:30 in the orange that cold front blasting through southern new england but long gone now we have delightful early fall and late summer weather on the way. again, tomorrow morning there will be a little hint of some chilliness in the air of temperature in the upper 40's and mid 50's i think in the city
58 but in the normally cooler spots like norwood picking on you, the numbers will be in the upper 40's briefly tomorrow morning. right now mid and upper 70's, the city at 79 worcester 72, jaffrey at 70. orange at 72. the cold front that came roar you through here again is not even on this map. there it is right there earlier this afternoon and now moving through portions of nova scotia up even up in those locations beginning to clear out. high pressure takes it from here. that will build into new england on the tonight and really for the next few days. and comfortable with a touch of fall in the air. upper 40's to the upper 50's in downtown boston. the city right around 58 and 59. bedford at 49, nashua 49. norwood 46. orange and worcester up are 40's and low 50's. through the day tomorrow outstanding. lots of sunshine. temperatures between 76 and 81. boston tomorrow afternoon 77. norwood at 81. after the chilly morning that's the thing about norwood. it drops down and then makes a nice recovery. raymond and manchester the numbers in the lower 80's back
fitchburg 82. worcester at 9. on the cape and islands chatham 75. mashpee at 78 with lots of sun. beaches tomorrow looks great. temperatures running between 75 and 80. water temperatures in the lower 70's, uv index very high so use the sunscreen. low tide in the morning and high tide about 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. winds will turn on shore about five to six knots. now for wednesday lots of sunshine. it is warmer on wednesday, temperatures wednesday afternoon will head for the mid and you err 80's but there won't if you will. farther south into the tropic we are now entering the time of hurricane season where the activity normally really ramps up. last year we didn't have a lot of activity because we had el nino but that's not around this year. so here you go. tropical depression winds at 45 miles per hour and this will kind of meander about just west of bermuda and fall art past two other tropical waves moving westward across the cop travel atlantic.
depression number 7. this has potential. it looks like it will develop into a tropical storm and if and when it does it would be gaston. that will continue to the northwest and early signs here that will likely stay across portions of the open atlantic. your 7 on 7 forecast, sunshine here in new england, our next chance of any beneficial rain for the drought perhaps a few isolated shower and storms friday afternoon but again key word there is isolated. see you at 5:00. >> anchor: jr, let's get a check of the roads now. sheer george brown with track traffic. >> anchor: we'll take a look at 495. this is where a motorcycle crash investigation by 2 a in littleton has wrapped up now but the backups remain you can see you are very heavy and slow from 118 up to westford and then have you 11 mile backup there. southbound has eased up but you are still back to woburn street very heavy now but that traffic the investigation is over but the traffic remains. we're going to take a look over 128 now southbound is heavy through waltham, you are stalled out winter street to route 9
looking for a crash now on the ramp to the mass pike and in the noontime let's look at what's happening on 93 northbound. you can see it's heavy and slow slew somerville and medford and it starts to break tree up past 12 as we take a look at the mass pike heading out of town you can see it's heavy an slow this is after the alton heading through west newton gets heavy again after the weston and 4 and a half miles of stop and go traffic out past 495. george brown, 7 news. >> anchor: a surprise no miranda lambert after a young
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couldn't refuse. >> anchor: gabby douglas will be sitting on the other side of the judge's disable pretty soon. she is going to atlantic city to help judge the miss america pageant. the america gold misdemeanoralist said she is excited about the evice president because contestants are examples are strong women from acro conspiracy and country singer mir and lay lambert share a special moment with a young fan. she accepted a sweet proposal from six-year-old sebastian. he got down on one knee and gave her a ring. lambert said yes, the only condition he waits 25 years. i give him credit. >> anchor: he practiced too. much more to come in the next half hour. >> anchor: 7 news at 5:00
>> anchor: breaking news, wild weather tearing through massachusetts. we felt it was an earthquake. everything was shaking. we felt a lot (ure against the walls. >> anchor: concord resident taken up as they learn a tornado ripped through their town. >> anchor: we have trees broken and dangled. >> anchor: officials urging less debts to be careful as the cleanup continues. >> anchor: storm threat out of new england, delightful weather heading this wabr with ryan lochte. big name brands saying so long to the olympic swimmer. >> anchor: and an unholy at. two women under arrest accused of robbing a nun in quincy. >> anchor: we're following breaking news out concord. a tornado tears through the town overnight, ripping up trees and damaged dozens of homes. officials with the national weather service confirming winds of up to 100 miles per hour. this r this afternoon governor
all of the damage, he toured the area with cleanup crews just a short time ago. that storm knocked out power to a lot of people. >> anchor: that's right. right now crews have a lot of cleaning up ahead of them. we have reporters covering every dangle of the story both from ground and air we'll start with team 7 coverage with dan hausle who is live there on the ground in the middle of all of that damage. we can see them cleaning up behind you right now, dan? >> reporter: that's right. you get anywhere cle the damage and clean up has conditioned here for hours and hours. you see these huge pieces of machinery trying to clear out the debris that has been strewn around by all of these winds that the governor and many other officials agree everybody is lucky to get out of this without more serious damage. the ef 1 tornado cut a path of destruction four football fields wide blowing residents in its path out of their beds.