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autographed helmet from patriots place. >> sarah: and hillary clinton putting all concerns about her health to rest. jimmy kimmel putting the presidential nominee on the spot to hoe her strength. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it's 505:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> ryan: and i'm ryan schulteis in for christa delcamp. a little chilly out there. >> chris: it is. you could use a light jacket. i wouldn't argue against it. temperatures now upper 4 norwood one of the coolest spots at 47 degrees. even boston down to 61. 56 in worcester right now. so a clear start. a comfortable start. a bit on the cool side. a refreshing air mass in place to hold that low humidity through the day. we'll also hold a good deal of sunshine. temperatures close to 80 degrees this afternoon. low 80s in boston. worcester hills holding into the middle 70s. very pleasant this evening, as well. taking a look at the next several days. today, yes, comfortable this
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the end of the week. but will we see any rain? seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. much quieter start on the roads today. the expressway only about ten minutes from braintree to boston. let's go to the maps now. south of town a lot of green. no issues on routes 3, 24 and 95. problem-free heading in or out of town on the pike. a couple work crews still out there. they'll wrap things up as we head into the 5:00 hour. 93 fine back to 495, and no issues on route 1678 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 enter town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. both the "t" and the commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: breaking overnight, one person rushed to the hospital after a shooting in dorchester. it happened on norwell street just after 2:00 a.m.
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>> ryan: right now crews are working around the clock in concord after a tornado ripped path of destruction. they're trying to restore power, fix homes and clear those roads. >> sarah: emergency workers say the clean-up could take days here. 7's jennifer eagan live in concord where another busy day is on tap for homeowners. >> jennifer: sarah, ryan, good morning. this tornado tore down dozens and dozens of trees. if you drive through this neighborhood, you're going to see yards that look a lot l they started to clean up yesterday, but there's still a lot more to do. >> it came in quick. >> jennifer: the tornado carved a path about half mile long and as wide as a football field through 24 concord neighborhood. alcott and independence road two of the hardest-hit streets. >> this is midwest stuff. >> jennifer: the 100mph winds sent some trees right through gary purrier's roof. >> it hit the roof so hard that there's structural damage. there are cracks in the ceilings
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weather service classified the tornado as an ef-1, touching down early monday morning while many people were asleep. 39 homes sustained some kind of damage. only one took a serious hit. >> i was surprised not to see more trees in the houses. the way they fell, the direction, it was mainly between houses. >> jennifer: in the afternoon, governor charlie baker surveyed the damage an met with home owners who are left with quite the mess to clean up. >> anyone who doubts t just needs to take a walk along the route hit by that storm. >> jennifer: no one was hurt during the tornado, but one worker was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a branch while loading a woodchipper. crews worked throughout the day clearing debris and fixing power lines. >> i think in many ways we all got hugely lucky on this one. >> jennifer: initially 1,000 homes were without power. this morning about 60 homes are still waiting for power to be restored. live in concord this morning,
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>> sarah: happening now, boston police are investigating a sexual assault in the south end, and this morning neighbors are on high alert. 7's john cuoco live in the south end with the search for the suspect. john? >> john: well, sarah, this is connor playground. it's here that boston police say a woman was taken and attacked. boston police say it happened around 1:00 a.m. monday morning. the woman was walking near greenwich park and clermont street when s he had a knife and forced the victim to walk to the area of carter playground. that's where police say he sexually assaulted the woman. boston police believe he took off toward davenport street in the direction of tremont street. police say the suspect has tattoos on his right arm and the back of his right hand. if you have any information that may help police get this suspect, you're asked to give them a call. live in boston, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: happening today, a
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police say a 42-year-old man shot and killed his 24-year-old neighbor during an argument last night. for now the suspect has been charged with assault and battery. a dcf park ranger is facing alarming allegations this morning. he's accused of setting up a camera in a bathroom in milton. police say a coworker made this discovery. 7's kris anderson with more on this disturbing story. >> kris: a lot of people upset about this. a woman found this camera when she saw the blinking light while in the bathroom. that's when police were able to track down >> you're nasty! you're disgusting! >> kris: yelled at outside of court, park ranger raymond mckinnon not talking to our cameras or anyone else about the accusations he's facing. >> do you want to apologize for what happened? >> kris: mckinnon is accused of filming female life guards at this facility. he allegedly hid a pen camera in
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recording cut short when discovered by one woman over the weekend. >> the state trooper indicated that while going to the bathroom in the staff bathroom at the lifeguard facility, she noticed a blinking light. images were obtained and certain videos, videos of certain employees knowned to commonwealth, mostly lifeguards going to the bathroom at the pond. >> kris: the to 30-year-old arrested quickly after troopers looked at thoseid troopers continued their investigation. in a statement, dcr says, "the dcr is deeply disturbed by these allegations and remains committed to assisting the state police as they continue their investigation." as for mckinnon, he's free on wail and he told the judge he wasn't gilly. again, mckinnon free after posting that $10,000 bond. he's due back in court later this fall. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, a
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home invasion in mission hill. police say the suspect was carrying this loaded shotgun when he broke into an apartment and stole several things, including a laptop. officers were able to track him down in roxbury. he's been charged with break and entering and unlawful possession of firearm. donations are pouring in for a mother and young boy from framingham who were stabbed in florida. a go fund me razz hazed more than $44,000 to pay for their 16-year-old gust stabbed his mother and brother while on vacation. you can find a link to the go fund me on our web site, whdh.com. >> ryan: we have an update this morning on two children pulled from a pool saturday in lowell. the two-year-old girl's condition has improved, but she still remains in the hospital. the three-year-old boy is still in critical condition. the district attorney's office is investigating how the children ended up in the water. the department of transportation
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electronic tolling system will launch october 28th. many drivers who don't use ez pass will see fare increases. prices are expected to increase once the new system is put into place. 26 tollbooths will be replaced by 16 booths that will charge drivers automatically. >> sarah: hillary clinton responding to allegations that she's not healthy on jimmy kimmel. >> i don't know why i think it's part of a wacky strategy to say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. on the other hand, it just absolutely makes no sense. >> sarah: jimmy kim also had clinton open a jar of pickles to prove she was healthy and strong enough to be president. it's always the worst when you can't get it open and the person you give it to does. donald trump delaying a
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he was supposed to give the speech in denver on thursday but a campaign official says it's now delayed until next week. trump says he will now consider immigration policies that will allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. president obama will be headed to louisiana today to see the devastating damage left by those floods. the president will meet with local officials in baton rouge to talk about the emergency response and how the federal government can help people rebuild. 13 people died in the flooding. >> ryan: there i ahead on "today in new england." a woman studying to be a nun robbed in quincy, but the nuns only got away with a healthy dose of religion. >> sarah: plus a crime at camera at a patriots place restaurant. a tom brady fan takes off with an autographed helmet. >> ryan: and it's the play everyone will be talking about today. a red sox rookie stealing a home run from the rays. >> chris: a little fall weather out there. we have a lot of sunshine and a
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humidity throughout the afternoon. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast. >> danielle: a good start on the expressway. ten minutes from braintree into boston. in becomesborough on 495 northbound, we're watching an overturned truck. there both the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on
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you do have a cool air mass the place. the high pressure settling on in. that will allow the sun to shine. use the sunscreen. the high pressure all the way back to the great lakes. not a lot of increment weather to talk about over next two days. the next best chance of picking up an isolated shower and thunderstorm. more arrives thursday night into friday. even, that much of that time frame will be on the dry side. hoe about the lower humidity? with the dew points yesterday morning, you transition into the 40s and lower 50s. we'll be in the 40s throughout the day. that low humidity is prepared to stay at least for a couple days. we'll notch it up tomorrow by about 10 degrees. when you're going from 45 to 55, we have some wiggle room there. we still have plenty of comfortable weather. tomorrow will be a warm afternoon. temperatures mid to upper 80s.
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and you increase the humidity and you will feel more like dog days of summer out there by thursday and friday with temperatures in the upper 80s. the high pressure controlling the front right now that. will slide off to the east. once it does, so the wind returns back to the southwest and it will usher in the higher humidity. now, the instability thursday night into friday north and west of us, central and england and back into new york, so not totally convinced we're all going to see some rain on friday. maybe 20% or 30% of us will see a passing shower or thunderstorm on friday. otherwise dry tuesday, wednesday and into thursday. tropics finally heating up here. we have tropical burst fiona. that was downgraded to a tropical storm. we also have new tropical storm gaston.
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united states more closely than anything else as fiona, the tropical depression, just woblgs around out there off the east coast. no major threat. gaston is not a major threat. it will become a hurricane, but that stays over the open waters of the atlantic. it's this area that we'll watch. this may be the next tropical storm as it continues to develop or try to develop here. here's the forecast track late into the week enter the weekend. it doesn't get closer to the bahamas. so it may be a threat down to the bahamas or close to florida by the end of the weekend. mostly sunny skies. mid-70s in the worcester hills. close to 80 in boston. the 7 on 7 forecast again, not a lot of rain. weekend looking good. cooler temps coastline. >> sarah: caught on camera, a dine and dash. foxborough police need help identifying a man who allegedly stole an autographed patriots helmet from a popular restaurant. the video shows man in a tom brady jersey swiping the helmet
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off without paying for his food. kris anderson joins us with that. >> kris: pretty bill weld here. investigators believe this man is from wilmington, but they still need help identifying who he is. surveillance video shows this suspect wearing a tom brady jersey at skipjack's restaurant in foxborough on august 11th. you can see he hops over the bar counter, takes the helmet which had been autographed by members of the 2014 pats' team. and that's the team that won super bowl 49. the footage shows the man then take off the brady jersey, throw it over the helmet and then to add insult to injury, as you mentioned, police say the suspect did not even bother to pay for his food. take a look at that video. if you have any information about who this person is or this incident, call foxborough police. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: new details on swimmer ryan lochte. speedo and several other sponsorship companies have dropped their sponsorship. lochte made up a story about
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lochte apologized and says he respects his sponsors' decisions. >> sarah: aly raisman has three more medals and now a date with raiders' tight end kolton underwood. it was all set up by yahoo! sports. >> if you're ever in san hoe day and want to go on a double day with me and andrew and sean, let me know. >> they told me abhim before. he's very cute. >> you know who he is? >> yeah. yeah, i would go on a date with him. underwood's teammate andrew east is married to former gymnast shawn johnson. so alley will be in san jose next month when the u.s. gymnastics tour heads there, so maybe we'll get an update on this double date. >> ryan: raisman is able to go on that date because she and her teammates are back in the u.s. raisman posted this picture of a sleeping simone biles while they were on the flight home from rio.
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grandma because of her age. she wrote, "miss simone biles fell asleep before we took off. who is the grandma now?" raisman and the rest of the team will be on the "today show" right here after "today in new england." >> sarah: the red sox are waking up tied for the first place in the a.l. east. a rookie made one of the best catches of all season, possibly saving the game. >> ryan: plus let the games begin again. where fantasy sports sites like boston-based draft kings have been business. >> experts say we need to do a better job protecting our passwords. >> tonight we're giving you the best way to beef up your online security.
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>> chris: it's almost 5:23 on this tuesday morning.
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good morning, everyone. 47 in norwood. 52 in bedford. 50 in nashua, new hampshire. upper 40s and lower 50s in the suburbs. clear skies, light winds, very enjoyable afternoon weather-wise. upper 70s an lower 80s. weak sea breeze on the immediate coastline, especially along the north shore and immediate south shore. close to 80 in the city of boston. dry weather continues over next few days. >> ryan: the red sox waking up tied for the first andrew benintendi stole the show with this catch. benintendi went up over the wall and pulled the ball back into the park to hold the three-run lead. strong start for david price. sox won 6-2,. >> sarah: tom brady still missing in action this morning. patriots' head coach bill belichick won't comment on why the pats' q.b. has been excused from the last two practices saying he doesn't discuss personal situations.
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weei, jimmy garoppolo says he doesn't know when brady will return. >> your guess is as good as mine. >> really? >> it's like game day. i thought he was going to start. >> so what happened? how far in advance did you find out? >> not very. not very far. it was, i don't know, within an hour or is of game time. it was pretty sudden. that's how we roll around here. you never know when your number is going to be called. you always have to be ready. it worked out pretty well. >> s pats are now transitioning to more of a traditional game week routine, running back james white will likely see increased action in practice now that we know dion lewis will miss a couple months recovering from knee surgery. >> ryan: if you want to be like tom brady, maybe try snacking like the pats' q.b. earlier this year he has put together a cookbook. now he's put together a box of
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that come in a biodegradable box. each box costs $50. >> sarah: sunday brandon thomas of the gateway grizzlies crushed the ball out of the park for the grand slam. one problem, though, the car ended up smashing his truck windshield. what a coins dense. >> ryan: here's a closer look at the damage. thomas was hoping the ball would stay fair. he didn't seem too bummed out about the damage. he posted a message writing, "definitely worth sound boring. i don't know. >> sarah: what's in them? >> ryan: air? i don't know. >> sarah: i feel like danielle gersh would eat them. >> christa: she might like them. up next at 5:30, the long-standing legal battle between the city of somerville and wynn resorts is over this morning. why the city won't appeal the permit dwrantded to the casino. >> sarah: a family of bears spotted in new england. what's causing more bears to make their way into people's yards. >> ryan: and researchers at harvard explain how instagram
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>> sarah: now at 5:30, an unthinkable crime. police say two women robbed a nun in quincy. what they got away with. >> ryan: new details on the alligator attack in disney world. why authorities can't be sure they caught the right reptile. >> s: pencils down. one teacher is saying no homework for her students. >> ryan: thank you for waking up with us on this tuesday morning. i'm ryan schulteis in for christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's get a check of the forecast. i don't know about you, but it seems like fall. >> ryan: i liked it, but it also scared me. summer is ending. >> chris: you don't want to see that. i was waiting for sarah to walk around with the pumpkin spice latte. ahead of the curve. 47 in norwood.
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light jacket, sweater this morning, can't argue against that. at least for a couple hours. we have a lot of sunshine in place throughout the day. it's going to be a nice bounce-back characteristic of a very dry air mass, especially getting toward the mid-the latter portions of august. you get these cool nights, but we warm up nicely. we'll be back close to 80 degrees with a lot of sunshine later on this afternoon. if you're saying too soon for fall weather, bring back summer, here we go, climbing back up into the upper 80s wednesday, thursday, friday. more humidity aroun >> ryan: thanks, chris. let's get a check on traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, ryan. i just went online to ordered the snacks and they're all sold out. so i don't know how i'm going to get them. the cookbook was also all sold out, but that was $200. that was out of my price range for a cookbook. i really want the snacks. here's a look at the expressway this morning. it's not looking too bad out there. let's go to the maps south of town, a lot of glen on routes 3, 24 and 95.
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truck, though. this is in boxborough on 495 northbound at exit 28. but it doesn't look like it's causing any major delays. so not too big of an issue there. 93 southbound heading into town, no issues. and route 1, you are looking like you're in good shape if you're headed into town on route 1 southbound there. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 20 minutes braintree to boston. 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128, and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minuteshi both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> ryan: now to the day's top stories, crews are working to clean up the debris. an ef-1 tornado caused a lot of damage in concord. it lasted a few minutes early yesterday morning. strong winds knocked down trees and power lines and danged home. one house suffered significant damage. no one was hurt. boston police are on alert after a woman says she was sexually assaulted in the sound end. it happened early yesterday morning. investigators threatened a
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her to walk toward a playground before sexually assaulting her. a park ranger in milton is out on bail after police arrested him for allegedly filming women in a bathroom. prosecutors say raymond mckinnon set up a pen camera in a staff bathroom and some lifeguards working at houghton pond. one woman noticed a greene light as she was using the bathroom over the weekend. ism also this morning, a sinful crime that's being called a blessing in disguise for everyone involved. a woman studying to be a nun was knifepoint. she says two women rushed her and demanded that she hand over her bag, but instead of cash, all they got were her rosary beads. 7's kris anderson joins us now with more on this story. kris? >> kris: scary moments for her. the mother of the convent says the situation could have been much worse. she says the nun-in-training toll the two women all she had were her rosary beads and they took them anyway.
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likely after, but turns out the person with the small satchel was studying to be a nun and was simply carrying rosary beads. >> she said, "you can see i have no money here. it's just rosary beads. it's all that i have. but if you want it, you can take it." >> kris: the mother of the convent says it happened sunday while the sister was out for a walk in exercise clothing. 26-year-old vanessa young put a knife to the sister's stomach and demanded money while young's lookout. but the future nun could only give them the rosary beads. >> she says, "i will take it." she put the knife away. >> kris: while some may see this as a sin, this nun believes the rosary beads were a blessing. >> it was the rosary that saved both of them, first saved our sister's life and also saved this young woman not to pursue furthered action. >> kris: police located the
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cell phones and a checkbook from other robberies. outside court, crystal offered no apology. >> i didn't do it. >> kris: regardless, the con vent is ready to forgive. >> it's compassion an humanity. i pray for these young women. >> kris: this morning one of the suspects is out of jail. the other is being held on that $5,000 bail. live near the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now police are looking for a bank rob bedford, massachusetts. investigators say this man robbed a citizens bank inside a stop & shop around 6 thrt last night. police say he handed the teller a note demanding cash and ran off after he was handed the money. >> ryan: hingham police are on the lookout for a woman they say stole more than $2,000 worth of clothes. investigators say she took 46 pairs of women's jeans from an american eagle store in the derby street shop last week. anyone with information should call police. >> sarah: new details on the deadly bus accident in east
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face any charges related to a woman's death. the accident happened on mcclellan highway early sunday morning. north attleborough-based celebrity limousine worldwide believes a passenger tried opening an emergency exit for air. two women then fell out and were hit by passing cars. one woman died, the other was injured. the "herald" reports victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak will not be allowed to deliver statements when the former owners of the new england compounding center are sentenced in the couple pleading guilty to hiding their assets. caro was the majority owner. the company is accused of sending tainted drugs around the country. 64 people died and hundreds were sickened in this outbreak. >> ryan: new this morning people in new york are able to once again play online daily fantasy sports. yesterday new york state's gaming commission granted permits to boston-based drafted kings, rival fan duel and three
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earlier this year the state's attorney general compared fantasy sports to gambling but a new law defines them as a game of skill. the city of somerville dropping an appeal against the wynn resort casino because they've?is concerns. the appeal was never meant to stop the casino but to ensure the health, safety and quality of life for people who live in the city. the appeal did change the casino's plans. a to reduce road traffic and the length of the contract has gone from 85 years to 50 years. the mayor is happy with the results. >> i want the thank our staff, our team. we are satisfied with the results, an we're proud of what we've accomplished. and we look forward to working with our new partners in wynn. >> ryan: so the $2 billion casino is set to open in 2019. >> sarah: all right. still ahead on 7news, why the tv rating system is getting terrible reviews from parents. >> ryan: plus grim new details
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attack after the release of that final report from investigators there. >> sarah: and the american invasion of canadian waters. what caused hundreds of americans on rafts to accidentally drift into canada? >> chris: canadian air for us early this morning as we have a plume of crisp, fall-like feel. 47 degrees in norwood. 61 in boston with that sunshine. nice recovery into this afternoon with temperatures topping off upper 70s to lower >> danielle: and things are slowing down on the expressway. an accident northbound on route 24 in north bridgewater.
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>> chris: taste of fall out there on this tuesday morning. temperatures upper 40s, low 50s in the suburbs. we have a nice bounce back. good recovery. temperatures running upper 70s, lower 80s. cooler along the chestline, especially across cape ann. look at the water temperatures with all that sunshine. enjoy the beach day.
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temperatures back mid to upper 80s beginning tomorrow. seven-day forecast coming up in a few. >> ryan: new this morning experts are suggesting parents keep a closer eye on what their kids are watching on television. the current television rating system is not accurate. violence is shown across shows regard rest of their ratings. >> sarah: some parents and students are calling it a perfect homework policy. a second-grade teacher from texas handed out this letter to parents at a meet the policy. she writes, "homework will only consistent of work that your child does not finish during the school day." instead the teacher asked that parents work on activities that can correlate with students' success like eating dinner as a family, reading together and playing outside. >> sarah:>> ryan: a lot of chee. >> sarah: it sounds great. a new survey revealing a majority of parents look up the answers to their kids' homework
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55% of parents frequently look up their answers without telling their children. 79% of those parents go online and 36% turn to their significant other for the correct answer. i'm already nervous about helping my child with math. like that's going to be... >> ryan: my issue, too. when we were younger... >> sarah: go to the dictionary. >> ryan: to the library. >> sarah: call and figure it out. >> ryan: things have changed. a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is up next. coming practice may be more dangerous than games for youth football players. >> reporter: and we're live in concord where there is still a lot of clean-up to do and some homes without power after a tornado touched down here
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so a little taste of fall. that will continue into early tomorrow morning. otherwise, we watch the warmth work back in as early as tomorrow afternoon. we're back into the middle to upper 80s. that will hold thursday into friday. we'll shake off the low humidity as well. not that it's going to go overly oppressive for a long time, but the dew point levels rising back enter the 60s by thursday, back into the upper 60s by friday. just a slight risk of a shower or thunderstorm for some towns on friday. i think the bulk of will be focused northern, central new england, back into new york. so a lot of us missing out on the ran for much of this upcoming week. mostly sunny skies today, very low humidity. mid-70s in the worcester hills. close to 80 in boston. light sea breeze kicking in along the immediate coastline, especially across the north shore, down through the cape and the islands and the south shore. clear and comfortable tonight. temperatures falling back into the mid-50s for a lot of the suburbs. i think we'll hold into the mid-60s in boston.
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here, hurricane season typically starts to ramp on up. the peak september 10th. we do have some conditions out in the tropics that are favorable for developments over the next several days. bright and warm tomorrow, mid to upper 80s. coolest along the cape. mentioned hurricane season, here we have a couple areas that we're watching. fiona, tropical depression there, gaston, a new tropical storm. this area we're watching, as well, could be the next tropical storm. and if that is the case, this one i think gets the closest to get into the weekend and early next week. 7 on 7 forecast, bringing in a lot of dry air. just an isolated shower or storm thursday night into friday. otherwise dry headed into the weekend. ism time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, christa. here's a look at the braintree split. lots of brake lights. not helping that is an accident at the braintree split, 128 southbound. that's slowing things down
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we're also watching another accident. this is in west bridgewater, route 24 northbound at exit 60. stop-and-go traffic because of that. no issues on the pike, but on 495, northbound at exit 28, here's where we have an overturned truck. so a couple incidents the start out the morning. no issues on route 1 or route 93. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 12 minutes enter town on the no delays there. 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> ryan: right now crews are working around the clock in concord after a tornado left a path of destruction. they're trying to restore power, fix homes. >> sarah: emergency workers say the cleanup could take several days. jennifer eagan is live in concord where another busy day is on tap for homeowners. >> jennifer: sarah, ryan, good
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initially, but 1,000 homes were knocked off line. we're on hawthorne lane right now. if you drive the streets in these neighborhoods, some yards look similar to, this trees waiting to be hauled away. the national weather service says this was an ef-1 tornado with swidz swirling around at about 100mph. those winds brought down dozens of trees. 39 homes sustained some kind of damage. only one had serious damage, though. the tornado touched down around 3:20 a.m. to the sounds of their windows rattling. pretty scary moments. they carved a path about a half mile long as wide as a football field through these neighborhoods. now, no one was hurt during the tornado, but the town and many homeowners here certainly do have quite a bit of clean-up left to do today. we're live in concord this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: investigators still searching for answers in the death of an elderly winchester woman.
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attorney's office says the woman was found unresponsive sunday afternoon in her home. police have spent hours at the home searching for any evidence. they have been focusing on the area around a front window. neighbors say the couple that will lives there are in their 70s. >>just lovely, lovely. she was terrific. i was very surprised. because they're just very, very nice couple that were great neighbors over the years. >> sarah: the victim has not yet been on his third oui charge after police say he crashed his car into a utility pole and then ran away. he is also charged with interfering with a police officer. the crash happened at boston and broadway streets in lynn on saturday. traffic was impacted and the crash knocked out power to a nearby neighborhood for hours. >> sarah: new details now. a california judge bowing out of an upcoming sex abuse case. judge aaron persky came under fire for giving a light sentence
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persky said he will not rule on a new case of child pornography because he says some people might doubt that he could be impartial. >> ryan: tragic details about a little boy killed by an alligator at disney world. crews could not confirm the alligator they killed is the one that killed lane graves. the alligator bit the by's head and drowned him. the boy's family will not and new details on the church shooting in south carolina. suspect dylann roof self-radicalized and became more involved in white supremacy in the months before the shooting. he shot and killed nine black churchgoers during bible study in that church last june. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. >> sarah: crews battling another huge wildfire in california. officials say the fire has burned down more than 27,000 acres of land since it started in santa barbara.
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battling those flames. a number of highways have been shut down. officials say the fire is 30% contained. we're learning more about a north carolina man gunned down by police during a traffic stop last week. investigators say the victim, daniel harris, was stabbed and unarm. police say they were involved in a high-speed chase with harris after he refused to pull over for speeding. investigators say harris then got in a confrontation with a trooper before heho administrative leave pending an investigation. >> ryan: checking news now from across the country, a texas man rescued from a fiery car crash over the weekend, the driver was trapped inside this vehicle with his legs pinned down. officers and others ran to help using fire extinguishers and even bottles of water to put out those flames. firefighters later pulled that driver to safety. more than two dozen people ended up getting stranded on a roller coaster at a hershey park in
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malfunction. crews worked for 30 minutes to help get riders back on the ground. all 27 riders were able to exit safe. no one was hurt. >> sarah: doctors at children's hospital in philadelphia are celt -- set to talk about the progress that has been made by the child who received a double hand transplant last summer. zion harvey became the first child in the world to receive such a transplant. he's now nine years old and doing well. and in 7 health cast, new data shows that dangerous drills in football practice lead to than in an actual game. the researchers found the most severe blows occurred during tackling drills. experts say reducing the amount of tackling drills could help protect children from dangerous head injuries. a new study from harvard suggests that what you post on instagram can determine if you are depressed. researchers looked at nearly 44,000 instagram pictures. they found that people who are depressed posted pictures that
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depressed people in the study were also found to post more frequently and apply more filters to their pictures. >> ryan: more news today. a woman in new hampshire spotting a group of bears. a mother bear and three clubs climbing tree, searching for food, swijing on a rope swing there. the bears stuck around for about half hour getting into the trsh and, of course, the birdfeeder. >> sarah: the mother bird birdfeeder, carol back and sat on the edge of my property with her become the me eating. >> ryan: some wildlife experts say bear sightings are above average. they suggest people secure their garbage and not use birdfeeders from april until december. >> sarah: all right. hundreds of boats busted at the border. every year people gather with tubes and rafts and float down the u.s. side of the st. clair river. well, on sunday, huge winds blew most of the boats across the canadian border, causing a huge
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along with police and coast guard, they rounded up the rafters and returned them to port in michigan. i like how they're all just like, hey, what's up? >> ryan: how do we get back? it's got to be confusing for border patrol people. ism they're like, come on, people. >> chris: you didn't bring your passport on those boats? that's funny. 76 to 82 this afternoon. very low coolest across the worcester hills. clear and comfortable tonight. mid-50s in the suburbs. 66 in boston. in the a whole will the of rain on the seven-day forecast. could have an isolated shower or storm thursday night into friday. >> still another hour ahead. the costly confession for ryan lochte. the gold medal swimmer losing sponsors and money. >> sarah: plus a disturbing discovery. a park ranger accused of recording women in the bathroom.
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toaster strudel. >> ryan: around-the-clock clean-up after. a tornado strikes. >> an extraordinary amount of damage for such a short hit. >> ryan: crews working to clear tree damage. >> reporter: a sexual assault in the sound end under investigation. the key clues to the knife-wielding suspect. >> nasty. you're disgusting!
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accused of a disturbing crime. >> sarah: a patriots' fan caught on camera swiping football memorabilia from patriots place. now he's in trouble with police. >> you "to be kidding me! >> ryan: a red sox rookie making an incredible catch. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: i'm ryan schulteis in for christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. i don't know about you, but it definitely felt like fall to me outside. >> ryan: it was still nice to walk out. >> sarah: i was loving i pumpkin spice latte. >> ryan:>> chris: the apple cidr latte, does anyone have it? too early for that, but it's very comfortable, very fallish outside. 46 in norwood. 61 in boston. 51 in bedford. outside boston, many towns in the upper 40s and her 50s. you can argue to grab that light jacket or sweatshirt this morning. only need it for a couple hours as temperatures will warm up quickly thanks to all the sunshine in place. in fact, many of us close to 80
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air mass in place with a lot of clear skies. cool overnight, some warm afternoons. so it's a very nice finish to the day. and if you want temperatures back into the upper 80s. plenty of that, as well, back into the upper 80s. close to 90 wednesday, thursday, friday afternoon. rain chances are limited going ahead. so other than an isolated shower thursday night into friday, much of the time going to be dry. so the drought theme rolls on and had a good, soaking rain for many of us yesterday morning. i d for a lot of us going into the weekend. >> ryan: here's danielle gersh gore with a check of traffic. >> danielle: good morning. a couple incidents to talk about. heading into town north on 93, you're in good shape. no issues there. let's switch cameras and take a look at the expressway. that's where things are looking a little bit slower. so let's go to the maps. we're still watching an accident south of town in west bridgewater. route 24 northbound at exit 16. and that has traffic backed up
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or out of town on the pike. we're also still watching this here in boxborough. this is an overturned truck, 495 northbound at exit 28. they should be clearing this one soon. let's check those drive times if the door this morning.o head ou- 20 minutes braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. so no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commutesser rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. people in concord continue to pick up the pieces after a tornado tears through their town. >> ryan: many families say they are relieved no one was hurt. jennifer eagan is live in concord with much more on this. >> jennifer: it is amazing that no one was hurt in any of this. with dozens of trees coming down, only one house was seriously damaged. this house here on hawthorne lane, the tree came down in the front yard but missed the house
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>> it came in quick. bang. >> jennifer: the tornado carved a path about half mile long and as wide as a football field through 24 concord neighborhood. alcott and independence road two of the hardest-hit streets. >> never seen anything like this. this is midwest stuff. >> jennifer: the 100mph winds sent some trees right through gary purrier's roof. >> it hit the roof so hard that there's structural damage. there are cracks in the ceilings and in the walls. >> jennifer: the national weather service classified the tornado as an ef-1, touching downar many people were asleep. 39 homes sustained some kind of damage. only one took a serious hit. >> i was surprised not to see more trees in the houses. the way they fell, the direction, it was mainly between houses. >> jennifer: in the afternoon, governor charlie baker surveyed the damage and met with homeowners who are left with quite the mess to clean up. >> anyone who doubts the fury and precision of mother nature
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the route hit by that storm. >> jennifer: no one was hurt during the tornado, but one worker was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a branch while loading a woodchipper. crews worked throughout the day clearing debris and fixing power lines. >> i think in many ways we all got hugely lucky on this one. >> jennifer: some of the streets in these neighborhoods are still shut down. initially after the tornado, about 1,000 homes were without power. this morning about 60 homes are still waiting to come back online. we're live in concord this "today in new england." >> jennifer: boston police are investigating a sexual assault in the south end. a woman says she was held at knifepoint and attacked. 7's john cuoco live with all the details. >> john: this is the carter playground, and it's here that boston police say that woman was taken and attacked. police say it all happened around 1:00 a.m. monday morning. a woman was walking near greenwich park and clermont street when she was approached by man on a wmx-style bike. the suspect told her he had a
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walk to the area of the carter playground. that's where police say he sexually assaulted the woman. boston police believe he took off toward davenport street in the direction of treemont street. police say the suspect has tattoos on his right arm and the become of his right hand. of course, if you have any information that could help police catch this suspect, you're asked to give them a call. live in boston this morning, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: a 42-year-old man shot and kild neighbor during an argument last night. investigators say the suspect waited for police to arrive after the shooting. for now he's been charged with aggravated assault and battery. >> ryan:>> sarah: this morning k ranger is charged with a disturbing crime. police say he secretly recorded women and lifeguards in a bathroom in milton. 7's kris anderson joins us with more on what the state employee is accused of doing. >> kris: well, sarah, a woman says she found this camera when she saw a blinking light while in the bathroom. that's when police tracked down
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>> nasty. you're disgusting. >> kris: yelled at outside of court, park ranger raymond mckinnon not talking to our cameras or anyone else about the accusations he's facing. >> you don't want to say anything at all? do you want to apologize for what happened? >> kris: mckinnon is accused of filming female life guards at this facility. he allegedly hid a pen camera in the bathroom to watch women go to the bathroom, but that rerd weekend. >> a lifeguard at pods pod identified herself to a state trooper and indicated that while going to the bathroom in a staff bathroom at the houghton pond lifeguard facility she noticed a blinking light. images were obtained and certain videos, videos of certain employees known to the commonwealth, mostly lifeguards at houghton pond, seen going to the bathroom. >> kris: the to 30-year-old arrested quickly after troopers
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troopers continued their investigation. in a statement, dcr says, "the dcr is deeply disturbed by these allegations and remains committed to assisting the state police as they continue their investigation." as for mckinnon, he's free on bail and told a judge he wasn't guilty. mckinnon is free again after posting that $10,000 bond. he is due back in court later this fall. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: the dependent of transportation says the mass pike's new electronic tolling system october 28th. many drivers who don't use ez passes will see fare increases. prices are expected to increase once the new system is put in place. 26 tollbooths will be replaced by 60 electronic tolls that will charge drivers automatically. well, the mbta says it will save more than $4 million we laying off 06 janitors. the layoffs can be made as a result of a contract option if the "t's" general manager signed last thursday. members of the junior
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it will create sweatshop like conditions for remaining workers. >> sarah: new details on a deadly bus accident in east boston. a limousine company will not be facing any charges related to the woman's death. investigators say she and another person fell out of an emergency window and were hit by passing cars early sunday morning. north attleborough-based celebrity limousine world wide believes a passenger tried opening the emergency exit to get some air. the injured passenger is expected to be okay. donations keep pouring in for a mother and young boy from framingham who were stabbed in florida. a go fund me page has raised more than $44,000 to pay for their medical expenses. police say 16-year-old gust ramgren stabbed his mother and younger brother on vacation last week. both victims are expected to be okay. you can find a link to the go fund me page on our web site, whdh.com. we have an update on two
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officials say the two-year-old girl's condition has improved, but she remains in the hospital. meanwhile, the three-year-old boy is still in critical condition. the district attorney's office is investigating how the children ended up in the water. >> ryan: turning now to the race for the white house. donald trump delaying a speech he's set to give on immigration. he was supposed to give that speech in denver on thursday. a campaign official says it's now delayed until next week. trump says he will now consider immigration policy that will allow illegal immigrants a path to but trump defended himself against what some are calling an abrupt change. >> no, i'm not flip-flopping. we want to come up with a really fair by firm answer. >> ryan: this comes after a weekend meeting. the trump campaign has not confirmed this move away from his original stance on immigration. and trump's wife melania threatening to sue several news agencies for defamation. her lawyer reported that melania was supposedly an escort back in the 90s.
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agency that also operated as an escort agency. >> sarah: hillary clinton also under fire for her e-mails again. she reportedly told the f.b.i. that colin powell, the former secretary of state, told her to use a personal e-mail server. this morning powell is speaking out saying her campaign is trying to put the policemen on him. -- the blame on him. president obama will head to louisiana today to see the devastating damage left by the floods. the president will meet with local officials in baton rouge to talk about the government can help people rebuild. 13 people died in the flooding. >> ryan: still ahead in our next half hour, a truly unholy act. a student nun robbed at gunpoint. police say the woman accused only got away with a religious possession. >> sarah: a quarterback sneak. a man in a tom brady jersey swipes memorabilia from a restaurant at patriots place. >> ryan: and golden girl aly
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>> chris: we have a 6:00 a.m. sunrise, so just ten minutes ago. don't into me. we still have plenty of summer weather ahead of us. the seven-day forecast coming up. >> danielle: 6:00 a.m. the time. 25 minutes from braintree to boston. also south of town in west bridgewater, we're still watching an accident on route 24 northbound that has traffic backed up to 495 and the left
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n dunkin'. >> ryan: good morning, everybody. 6:14. if you're just waking up, you might want the grab a jacket. >> sarah: definitely feeling like fall is in the air.
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>> chris: you need a sweater or light jacket. you have a bunch of warm days in july and august. 61 in boston now. and it's 46 degrees in norwood. so some of the cooler suburbs down with the handle in front of the temperature there. a lot of mid to upper 40s in the suburbs. dew points also into the upper 40s. so this is a very dry air mass that's in place across the area. and with the dry air mass, you tend to cool off quickly at night with the clear skies and light winds, but you also tend to warm up nicely during the day, and we'll fantastic finish close to 80 degrees. how about the dew point levels, comfortable the next couple days. warmer tomorrow. temperature-wise, higher humidity-wise, but we'll still in a comfortable category. down into the 40s. by thursday, a little sticky and i do expect humidity to return by friday. a lot of quiet weather stretching off across the midwest. that will be the quiet weather that's with us as we head through the next couple days. even as we get into friday, an
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i think much of the energy associated with that front in that area of low pressure will miss us to the north and to the west of us. you can see that on the forecast model here. i don't expect a whole will the of rain. there is a slight chance thursday night into friday. then we're dry again by the time we roll into the weekend. mostly sunny skies this afternoon. great bounce-back temperature-wise. low humidity in place. mid-70s in the worcester hills. close to 80 in the city of boston. light sea breezes kicking in along the north shore and cape cod should haveem well. 54 to 66 at night tonight. it's a wider range, but most of the suburbs focus on the mid-60s. boston closer to 65, 66 tonight. comfortable night. bright day tomorrow. ton of sunshine. mid to upper 80s. cooler across the cape. bottom line, enjoyable day. heading out to the beach tomorrow, picture-perfect for temperatures enter the 80s. low humidity and a lot of sunshine. tropics becoming more active out
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this will be forecast and be a hurricane over the open waters of the atlantic. there's enough tropical weather to watch. that may be the next tropical storm that gets close to the bahamas by the weekend. taking a look at our weekend, it's dry. coolest at the coastline, mid-80s inland. upper 70s at the coast. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, ryan. here's a look at 93 southbound as you make your way through somerville. it's kind of slow out there. not tote lay parking lot. that's the good news. let's switch cameras this is where things are slower. so it's over half an hour already from braintree into boston northbound on the expressway. south of town, that accident just cleared. we were watching an accident right about here on route 24 northbound and west bridgewater, but it has cleared. traffic still backed up to 495. things should get better there. in or out of town on the pike, problem-free. we're still watching this. boxborough, 495 northbound at exit 28, an overturned truck that they're trying to clear.
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little stop and go traffic. no major delays, let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. half an hour, braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 17 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule, back to you, guys. >> ryan: a crime in foxborough is caught on camera. a man dressed in a tom brady jersey involved in a helmet heist at patriots place. police looking for this guy. kris anderson joins story. >> kris: shocking when you see this video. investigators believe the man is from wilmington. they still need help identifying specifically who he is. surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a tom brady jersey. he's in skipjack's restaurant in foxborough on august 11th. you see the heist in action. he hops over if bar, takes the helmet, which had been autographed by members of the 2014 patriots' team, the team that won super bowl 49. it shows the man take off his jersey, throws it other the
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injury, police say that suspect didn't bother to pay for his food. if you have information about the incident or know who this guy is, give foxborough police a call. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: well, speedo is the latest company to drop its sponsorship deal with swimmer ryan lochte after he made up a story about being robbed in the olympics. four companies including speedo and ralph lauren have cut ties with lochte. disappointed in lochte's actions. >> i think the team is better than that, so that's what people should remember. it's clearly unfortunate. we want people to remember the first week and how amazing u.s.a. swimming did. >> ryan: police in rio say lochte made up the story of a robbery to cover up an act of vandalism at a gas station bathroom. >> sarah: needham gymnast aly raisman and her olympic teammates are back in the u.s. the team left brazil on monday. raisman posted this picture of a sleeping simone biles while they were on the flight home from
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call her grandma because of her age. but she wrote, miss simone biles fell asleep before we even took off. who is the grandma now, guys? raisman won three medals in rio and now she's been asked to go out on a date with the raiders' tight end. >> if you're ever in san jose and want to go on a double date with me and andrew and shawn, let me know. >> they told me about him before. he's very cute. >> you know who he is? >> yes. him. >> sarah: so that's raiders' tight end colton underwood making the proposal in a video set up by yahoo! sports. underwood's teammate andrew east is married to former u.s. gymnast shawn johnson. raisman and the rest of the women's gymnastics team will be on the "today show" later this morning right after "today in new england." >> ryan: a little matchmaking going on there. we'll need a follow-up. both athletic. still ahead here, it's game on
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wynn resorts is moving forward after the last hurdle is knocked down. >> sarah: and where is tom brady. the pats' q.b. hasn't been seen for days, even missing out on team movie night. >> ryan: and a red sox rookie
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>> ryan: this morning the red sox are the first place in the a.l. east. the red sox beat the rays last night thanks in part to this amazing catch by rookie andrew benintendi. >> benintendi near the wall. he leaps. did he catch it? you got to be kidding me. he took one back! a spectacular play by the rookie. >> ryan: in the eighth inning, benintendi robbed the rays of what would have been a two-run homer. the sox had a 3-0 lead at the time. pitcher david price had a good time, allowing only two hits in
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>> ryan:ism patriots' fans are g when q.b. tom brady will be rejoining the team. brady missed the two practices. bill belichick says brady's absences are not due to injury like a sliced thumb but instead his excuseed for personal reasons. if you want to be like tom brady, maybe try snacking like the pats' qeb. brady had put together a and dairy free snacks. they come in biodegradable race paper bags. each box costs about $50. we have learned from danielle gersh, they're already sold out. >> ryan: gone already? >> sarah: she said they were sold out. maybe they'll get some more. she sounds like she really wants them. brady's teammates like their own snacks while watching mark wahlberg's new movie over the weekend. probably likely snacking on their own snacks? i don't know.
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the pats and held a special screening of "deepwater horizon." it's about the deadly explosion and oil spill in the gulf of mexico back in 2010. the film is set to be released on september 30th. >> ryan: that would be a fun screening with all those stars in there. >> sarah: their own private screening. >> ryan: lucky them. still ahead, hillary clinton taking on her health, talking about it on late-night tv. why jimmy kimmel has her own a jar of pickles. >> sarah: local looking for a back to youdy bandit. they say he may be looking fabulous based on what he likes to steal from the stores. >> ryan: it looks like a stampede, but they're just running to catch some
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>> sarah: plenty of clean-up to be done after a tornado
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>> sarah: concord residents picking up the pieces as trees and power lines snap. >> ryan: an unholy act in quincy. two women accused of robbing a nun at knifepoint taking a prized possession. ism plus a woman loses two teeth on a roller coaster. her warning to others riding the rails. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying us with. it's 6:30. i'm sarah french. >> ryan: for christa. >> chris: you ned a sweatshirt or light jacket this morning. you'll get that argument from me at least. temperatures now upper 40s and lower 50s in many of the suburbs. 61 in boston. if you're going to brave the cool weather, you can leave the sweatshirt or jacket behind. don't worry. we'll warm up quickly. just give it a couple hours with all the sunshine and low humidity in place. temperatures jump up quickly and we'll be right back the near 80 degrees this afternoon. very pleasant weather.
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warming trend as we go through the next several days. at the beach today, temperatures mid to upper 70s. sea breeze kicking in. and as we go through wednesday, thursday, into friday, mid to upper 80s, even a few towns close to 90 degrees. very limited rain chances this week. more on that forecast ahead. >> ryan: excuse me. i'm coughing. thanks so much, chris. let's get traffic with danielle gersh. >> sarah: . >> danielle: water, sky7 over the pike. now it's looking pretty good out there. let's head to the maps. we're still watching an accident. this is in boxborough. actually an overturned truck here on 495 northbound and exit 28. we've been watching for a while now. they keep saying it's going to clear. hopefully it will soon. for now it's continuing to cause some stop-go traffic. stop-go traffic also into town on 93 southbound. route 1 not looking too bad. mostly green. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. about half an hour. we had an accident in west bridgewater that cleared, but
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let's quickly check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. half an hour braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. that's your longest drive. 17 minutes on 9 3 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: all right. now to the top stories. crews are working to clean up the debris after an ef-1 tornado caused a lot of dang in concord. the tornado hit earl yesterday morning. strong winds knocked out trees and power lines and damaged some homes there. damage. thankfully no one was hurt. boston police are on alert this morning after a woman says she was sexually assaulted in the south end. it handed early yesterday morning. investigators say a man threatened the victim with a knife and forced her to walk toward a playground before sexually assaulting her. anyone with information is asked to contact police. a park raker in milton is out on bail after police arrested him for allegedly filming women in a bathroom. prosecutors say raymond
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lifeguards working at houghton pond. one woman said she noticed a green light as she was using the restroom over the weekend. >> ryan: also this morning, a simple crime in quincy being called a blessing in disguise. a student nun was not hurt after she was robbed at knifepoint. she says two women rushed her and demanded she hand over her bag. but they didn't get what they wanted. kris anderson has more. >> kris: scary moment, as you can imagine. theot the situation could have been so much worse. she says the nun-in-training told the two women she didn't have any money, just those rosary beads and the robbers took them anyway. a bag like this one is what quincy police say thieves were likely after, but turns out the person with the small satchel was studying to be a nun and was simply carrying rosary beads. >> she said, "you can see i have no money here. it's just rosary beads. it's all that i have. but if you want it, you can take it."
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convent says it happened sunday while the sister was out for a walk in exercise clothing. police say 26-year-old vanessa young put a knife to the sister's stomach and demanded money while young's wife crystal stood to be lookout. but the future nun could only give them the rosary beads. >> she says, "i will take it." she put the knife away. >> kris: while some may see this as a sin, this nun believes the rosary beads were a blessing. >> it was the rosary that saved bof sister's life and also saved this young woman not to pursue further action. >> kris: police located the two women a short time later. they found the knife as well as cell phones and a checkbook from other robberies. outside court, crystal offered no apology. >> i didn't do it. >> kris: regardless, the con vent is ready to forgive. >> it's through the gift of faith and compassion and
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>> kris: this morning one of the suspects is out of jail. the other is being held on that $5,000 bail. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." ism police are looking for a bank robber in medford, massachusetts. this man robbed a citizens bank in a stop & shop around 6:30. he handed the tell ear note demanding cash and ran off after he was demanded money. mansfield man wanted after swiping 1,000 dollars worth of eye cream. police believe he also stole beauty creams from a north attleborough pharmacy. >> ryan: the city of somerville dropping a lawsuit against wynn casino. the appeal was never meant to stop the casino but to ensure the health, safety and quality of life of people in that city. the appeal did cause major changes to the casino's plan, the length of the casino's
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years the 50 years. the ferry service has been added to reducing road traffic. the mayor says he's happy with these results. >> i want the thank the community, our staff, our team, we are satisfied with the results and we're proud of what we've accomplished. and we'll look forward to working with our new partners in wynn. >> ryan: the $2 billion casino is set to open in 2019. >> sarah: experts are suggesting that parents keep a closer look on what their kids ar the journal "pediatrics" says the current television ratings system is not accurate. their study revealed that iolence is shown acs regardless of their ratings. some parents and students are calling this the perfect homework policy. take a look. here's the letter a second grade texas teacher handed out to parents. it outlines her no homework policy saying she's only and signing homework to students who don't finish it in class. she goes on the say students should spend time with their
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families, parents should read to their children and go to bed early. >> ryan: sounds good. >> sarah: i totally agree. >> ryan: coming up, hillary clintons having some laughs on late-night tv and the speculation about her health. >> sarah: plus a teen is injured while riding a roller coaster. what she wants other people to know about her experience. >> ryan: and people stampeding
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>> sarah: a teenager and her boyfriend want changes at six flags after she was injured while riding a roller coaster. the girl lost lip hen she says something hit her while she was on the coster in new jersey. her boyfriend says he held her bloody face during the ride and now is demanding action. >> there's no signage, no nothing trying to educate or talk about like what could possibly happen to other riders, what could happen to yourself if you let go of your cell phone, things like that. >> it takes putting a face like mine up there to show this is what could happen.
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six flags in 2014 after suffering an eye injury from a flying cell phone that someone had lost during that same roller coaster. >> ryan: officers and witnesses in texas helped pull man from his burning car. >> hang on, buddy. hang on there. >> ryan: the man ended up trapped after he crashed early sunday morning. people use fire extinguishers and battle of water. firefighters later put that driver to safety. pok?mon go players in creating a stampede when a rare pok?mon is spotted. hundreds of players dashed through the streets in order to cash snorlax. the popular game encourages people the walk around to catch them all. >> sarah: that's crazy. i still don't get the whole pok?mon go craze. >> ryan: i don't get it. >> sarah: know and go is next with all your day's top stories. lots of chainsaws out in concord as clean-up continues from that tornado that tore through toppling trees and just making a
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>> ryan: boston police are investigating after a woman says she was taken to this playground and sexually assaulted. >> ryan: also a park ranger in trouble, accused of plating cameras in the bathroom of popular swimming spots. >> sarah: . >> sarah: a day at sea ends with this group a world away. what they're blaming for their unexpected journey over the
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> still in the dark, crews working around the clock after a tornado strikes in concord. the clean-up continues this morning. >> ryan: plus an armed assault putting women on alert in the south end. now police need your help tracking down the suspect. >> kris: and a park ranger under arrest. what he allegedly hid inside aability room that has him facing serious charges. >> sarah: 6:45. time now >> ryan: we have traffic and with weather with chris lambert. >> chris: a taste of fall. 47 in norwood. it is 53 in plymouth. 61 in boston. you may have to grab that sweatshirt or light jacket this morning. you can shed it very quickly, though. we have a lot of sunshine in play through the day. that sunshine will warm us up. you can see low 80s back into the midwest, also across croos the great lakes some high pressure. very comfortable air and warm air. that's going to settle on in over next couple days. so comfortably cool overnight
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running into the mid to upper 80s. same case again on thursday, even thursday, friday, a couple towns close to 90 degrees. will we see any rain? not a lot of it thursday night into friday. there may be a couple showers in terms of storms across new england. it tends to favor more to the north and west of us. still can't rule out an isolated passing shower or thunderstorm in that time frame. many of us staying dry. 76 in worcester hills this afternoon. close to 80 in the city of boston. beautiful day with sunshine. still very comfortable orn tonight. not quite as cool as last night, so i think a lot of the suburbs back down into the mid-50s. boston coming in around the mid-60s. 7 on 7 forecast, in the a lot of rain. an isolated shower or thunderstorm thursday night into friday. coolest at the coast over the weekend. >> ryan: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> sarah: thanks, sarah. good morning, everybody. 93 southbound as you make your way through somerville, a little bit slow out there. let's switch cameras. take a look at the expressway. it's over half an hour from
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let's go to the maps. south of town, we had an accident here in west bridgewater. it did clear, but traffic still backed up on 24 northbound to 495 there because of that. if you're headed into town on the pike, slow and go traffic inside 128 but no major delays. they are still watching this overturned truck. this is in boxborough here. 495 northbound at exit 28 there. 93 southbound, stop and go, pretty much all the way back to 495. and a little bit of slow and go on route 1 inside 128 there. but no major issues. check those driim the door. half an hour braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 14 minutes into town on the pike and 128. 33 minutes 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: right now crews are working around the clock to explore power and clear the roads after a tornado tore through the area in concord. the ef-1 tornado packed 100mph winds. >> ryan: workers say it could take days to clean up all the
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with much more. jen? >> jennifer: ryan, sarah, good morning. there are still about 60 homes without power this morning. initially 1,000 homes were knocked off line. we're on hawthorne lane. if you take a look across the street, if you drive around in the neighborhoods, this is what you're going to see, a lot of yards looking similar to this one. trees waiting to be hauled away. the national weather service says this was an ef-1 tornado with winds swirling around at 100mph. those winds breakthrough down dozens of 39 homes sustained some damage. only one had serious damage, though. the tornado touched down around 3:20 a.m. it carved a path about half a mile long and as wide as a football field. no one was hurt. >> all the windows were blocked with stuff just anything all over the place. and then the trees started coming down. >> it hit the roof so hard that there was structural damage. there are cracks in the ceilings and in the walls. >> now some streets in these
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down this morning. the town and many homeowners still have quite a bit of clean-up to do. we're live in concord this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now boston police are searching for man who dragged a woman into a park and assaulted her. 7's john cuoco live in the south end with all the details. >> john: sarah, this is the carter playground and it's here that boston police say a woman was taken and sexually assaulted. it all happened around 1:00 a.m. monday morning. a woman was walking near grnw by man on a blue bmx-style bike. the suspect told her he had a knife and forced the victim to walk to the area of the carter playground where politician say he sexually assaulted the woman. boston police believe he took off toward davenport street in the direction of tremont street. police say the suspect has tattoos on his right arm and the back of his right hand. of course, if you have any information that should help police catch the suspect, you're asked to give them a call. live in boston, john cuoco,
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will face a judge after a deadly shooting in worcester. a 42-year-old man shot and killed his 24-year-old neighbor during an argument last night. investigators say the suspect waited for police to arrive after that shooting. for now he's been charged with aggravated assault and battery. >> sarah: this morning a park rangeer is charged with a disturbing crime. police say he secretly recorded women and lifeguards in a bathroom in milton. 7's kris anderson joins us with more on what the state employee is accused of doing. >> ryan: rangeer is out after police arrested him for allegedly filming women in the bathroom. he was in court yesterday. >> you're nasty. you're disgusting. >> ryan:>> kris: prosecutors sas ran, raymond mckinnon, set up a pen camera and record lifeguards working at houghton pond. one woman found the camera when she was using the bathroom over
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>> i talked to a state trooper. i said i was going to the staff bathroom at the lifeguard facility. >> kris: mckinnon posted $10,000 bond. he's due back in court later this fall. that's the latest live in the newsroom. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> ryan: the department of transportation says the mass pike's newtology system will officially launch october 28th. many drivers who don't use ez pass will see a fare increase. prices are expected into place. 26 tollbooths will be replaced by 16 electronic tolls that will charge drivers automatically. the mbta says it will save more than $4 million by laying off 60 janitors. according to the "herald," the layoffs can with made as a result of a contract option that the "t's" general manager signed last thursday. members of the union have criticized the job cuts saying they will create "sweatshop-like conditions" for the remaining workers. there are new details on a
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facing any charges related to the woman's death. investigators say she and another person fell out of an emergency window and then were hit by passing cars early sunday morning. north attleborough-based celebrity limousine worldwide believes a passenger trying to open the emergency exit to get some air, the injured passenger is expected to be okay. donations keep pouring in for a mother and young boy from program who was stabbed in florida. a go fund me page has raised more than $44,000 to pay for their medical expenses. police say 16-year-old gust ramgren stabbed his mother and younger brother while on vacation. both victims are expected to be okay. you can find a link to the go fund me page on our web site, whdh.com. we have an update this morning on two children pulled from a swimming pool saturday in lowell. officials say the two-year-old girl's condition has improved, but she remains in the hospital. meanwhile, the three-year-old boy is still in critical
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the district attorney's office is investigating how the children ended up in the water. >> ryan: turning now to the race for the white house, donald trump delaying a speech he's sent to give on immigration. he was supposed to give the speech in denver on thursday. a campaign official now says it's delayed until next week. trump says he will now consider immigration policy that would allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. but trump defended the himself against what some are calling an abrupt change. >> new york i'm not flip-flopping. we want to come up with a really fair but meeting with hispanic leaders. the trump campaign has not confirmed this move away from his original stance on immigration. >> sarah: hillary clinton appearing on "jimmy kimmel live" least night, responding to allegations from republicans that she's not healthy. >> i don't know why they are saying. this i think on the one hand it's part of the wacky strategy, just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. on the other hand, it just
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ism jimmy kimmel also had clinton open a jar of pick tolls prove she was healthy and strong enough to be president. president obama will be headed to louisiana today to see the devastating damage left by the floods. the president will meet with local officials in baton rouge to talk about the emergency response and how the federal government can help people rebuild. >> ryan: there are new details about a north carolina man gunned down by police during a traffic stop last week. investigators say the victim, high-speed chase. harris refused to pull over and then got in a confrontation. he's on administrative leave pending the investigation. every year people gather with tubes and rafts and float down the u.s. side of the st. clair river. sunday huge winds blew most of the boats across the canadian border causing a huge headache for border control along with police and the coast guard. they rounded up the rafters and
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michigan. >> sarah: now to the patriots, and tom brady's still missing from practice. he has not been seen at foxborough since before thursday night's preseason game with the bears when he reportedly sliced his thumb. brady has been absent from the last two practices. bill belichick says brady's absences are not due to injury. he's been excused for "personal reasons." >> ryan: and the red sox beat the rays in a game highlighted bay spectacular catch. >> benintendi near leaps. he's hung up. did he catch it? oh, you've got to be kidding me! he took one back. >> ryan: andrew benintendi robbed the rays of what would have been a two-run homer. the sox had a 3-0 lead at the time. boston went on to win 6-2. the sox now tied with the blue jays for the first place in the a.l. east. ready for fall with football and baseball, of course. it felt a little bit like hit the morning. >> sarah: i can't believe football season is here, chris. it definitely felt like fall
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sleeve shirt, that sweatshirt you love wearing, this is the morning to do so. 51 in norwood. 51 in bedford. 6 1 in boston. you can shed the jackets by this afternoon. in fact, we warm up quickly. we'll be close to 80 this afternoon. we keep the sunshine. we keep the low humidity. so gorp jauss-looking day today and a beautiful day tomorrow. back to sowmer-time warmth. mid to upper 80s in the afternoon. low 80s across will keep the sunshine into thursday. increasing clouds late in the day. isolated shower and thunderst night into friday, but much of that time frame dry. you head into the weekend. great-looking weekend. temperatures running mid-80s inland. upper 70s along the coastline. perhaps more clouds and an isolated shower on monday. the theme of dryness rolls on as we go through the weekend into early next week. >> sarah: all right. the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks for joining us, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm ryan schulteis. your latest news and weather coming up at 9:00 a.m.
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? dunkin' iced, oh, yeah, in the summertime ? ? livin' in a dunkin' paradise ? good morning. pay for play. donald trump asks for a special prosecutor to investigate hillary clinton after a watchdog group accuses of her of giving clinton foundation owners special access when she was secretary of state. shocked by the vast scope of hillary clinton's criminality. on late night, clinton laughed off trump's unfounded claims that she's in failing health. >> it's part of the wacky strategy. just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you. deadly encounter. a north carolina trooper shoots and kills a deaf driver. after a traffic stop turns into

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