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>> now at 7 a massive fire rips through half a dozen homes. tonight the investigation into what city leaders are calling a problem property. >> anchor: new bedford police arrest 15 people after dies in the streets. >> reporter: plus horizon will it last the weekend. >> anchor: police officers stepping up to help save man's best friend after an overnight shooting in dorchester. >> 7 news at 7 starts now. >> anchor: we start at 7 with breaking news. rio police are charging ryan lochte with making false robbery reports. this comes after a bathroom vandalism case. >> anchor: authorities in rio
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they've charged him with making false statements. lochte claimed he and 3 other teammates were held by robbers. lochte admitted embellishing his story and leaving certain details out. lochte lost multiple sponsorship deals since the scandal broke. >> anchor: a child pulled from a swimming pool rushed to the hospital. get out to brandon gunnoe. >> reporter: that boy was breathing. this happened after 2:30 on gorum street in chel'ms ford. multiple police units fire fighters and ems units responded to the house. a boy was in a conscious state and breathing on his own. medical personnel made a decision to fly that boy on a
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when they noticed the boy had gone under and they pulled him out. >> but i feel terrible. i feel bad that a situation like this would happen in this area. this is a nice area. >> reporter: now again that boy was breathing when he was taken to the hospital in boston. that's the latest in chelmsford brandon gunnoe 7 news. >> anchor: dozens of people are without homes large fire rips through 6 buildings in lawrence. this video shows the massive flames that crews up against. the center of a court battle. tim caputo live with the latest for us. what do you know, tim? >> reporter: 53 people will have to find another place to stay. the city feared that something like this could eventually happen. huge flames light up the night sky in lawrence.
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it was crazy. >> reporter: an abandoned building caught fire on summer street. sending dozens of people scrambling to get out of their homes in the middle of the night. >> the heat woke him up. he grabbed his daughter and started pounding on the neighbors doors to get up and wake up. >> reporter: most people were sound asleep. >> when i was sleeping my mom said -- she said wake up there's fire. >> reporter: no one was hurt but the mayor frustrated. the city has been eyeing this building as a problem property for 2 years. >> legally when inspectional services we've been here 20 times. we've cleaned the alley out multiple times. broughten people out of here multiple times. >> reporter: the owner was scheduled to be in court today. the city tried to get a judge to get him to tear down the home. >> failure of the property owner
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entire neighborhood. >> reporter: the judge ordered the property to be secured in the next 24 hours. but the damage has already been done. the city is asking that that homeowner tear down what is left of that burned home. asking for outstanding fees. latest from lawrence tim caputo 7 news. >> anchor: 2 people are behind bars today after a boy dies on the streets of new bedford. 2 others were now a 21 year old man and a 16 year old boy have been charged with this triple stabbing. kimberly bookman live in new bedford with the story for us. >> reporter: investigators say they were able to nab them using surveillance video in the area of that stabbing. arrests are made after a 15 year old boy was stabbed in his new bedford neighborhood and tried to run home for help to die
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he didn't get a chance to experience life. >> reporter: surveillance video of the suspects attacking the victim in the temple landing housing projects wednesday night helped them make the quick arrest. louis rafael class faced accessory to murder after the fact as well as assault and battery. 16 year old boy was in court for assault and battery with a deadly weapon. >> we do our thing. we don't get into it's them south end people that want to start the problem with us. >> reporter: in total 3 people were stabbed. police say a 16 year old boy and a 22 year old man are expected to be okay. distraught over the senseless loss over a 15 year old's life. >> he was an outgoing kid. big hearted. he didn't even get to graduate high school. >> reporter: according to the
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2 have been arrested. more arrests are possible. those charges could be upgraded to murder. kimberly bookman 7 news. >> anchor: a teenager caught in the cross fire in dorchester. that teen 18 year old massary is fighting for her life in critical condition. she was shot outside of a friend's house early this morning. the teen's aunt says da shay was at a friend's house. when she went to see going on that's when the shots rang out. >> the tenants upstairs i guess they were having a dispute with someone else. my niece thought um, it was her friend. so she came around to see what was happening. totally unrelated. they started shooting at each other. my niece decided to run back home. between her running home and the
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>> anchor: no arrests have been made and police are investigating. and a dog was also injured in the early morning shooting. boston police officers took the dog and his owner for medical treatment. john cocoa spoke with the dog's owner in a story you'll on just one station. >> reporter: that dog owner is extremely thankful. he knows without those officers or that sergeant his dog wouldn't have gotten the treatment he needed. >> that dog put himself in front for him. >> reporter: shots rang out in this dorchester neighborhood. it's here ricky weeks and his dog were out for a walk. >> as soon as i turned the corner that's when i heard the shots and i ducked. and my dog he bolted. >> reporter: weeks said he found his dog. he noticed it had been hit in the left leg. >> the officers was nice enough to bring me to the hospital and
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>> reporter: the price tag for treatment was high and weeks couldn't afford it. 2 officers and a sergeant stepped up again deciding to split the costs and pay themselves. >> it's a natural human response to somebody in need and to help them out with their family. and dogs are family. >> for all the bad rap they've been getting that was a good gesture. >> reporter: it could continue to go up. >> we're hoping that >> i thanked them. what else can i say? >> reporter: it's an act of kindness weeks never expected and certainly will never forget. >> i appreciate it. and flonfelon appreciate it too. >> reporter: live at boston police headquarters john cocoa 7 news. >> anchor: more news today a former new hampshire state trooper pleading guilty in role for a violent arrest.
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suspended sentence. he won't see any jail time. >> reporter: sky 7 hd captured the beating in may. it came at the conclusion of a high speed chase. former new hampshire state trooper andrew mon ocko is pleading guilty to assault. in court monaco apologized but not to the victim. i apologize to members of the to the citizens of new hampshire. >> reporter: the suspect 50 year old ritchie simony of worcester rammed his cruiser on 2 occasions. >> i was unable to separate the events of the pursuit from my conduct at the arrest. >> reporter: it was new hampshire's attorney general who opted not to insist on jail
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record as a state trooper into account as long as his position to take full responsibility. >> i did give it a lot of thought and ultimately decided this was an appropriate resolution to the case. >> reporter: simony's lawyer says his client is in jail and disappointed the former trooper is getting off without spending time. >> there are 2 sets of rules by letting this officer walk off with what he feels is a little >> reporter: if he does not cut a deal he is suspended without pay at this point. monaco has agreeds to testify against him if there is a trial. in nashua new hampshire jonathan hall 7 news. >> anchor: a prominent cohasset attorney is charged with the death of a man. vallery was negligent when she
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brockton. over curb over grass through a curb driveway up a grassy hill through bushes then over a sidewalk before hitting buckly. >> anchor: returning to the race for the white house donald trump spending time in new hampshire and taking over hillary clinton. he was introduced by former rival ben carson. trump focussed his speech on race by saying a vote for hillary clinton would be a failure to minorities. >> she doesn't that does anything but destroy jobs for african americans and hispanic americans and all americans in our country. it's going to be a disaster. >> look at detroit. look at maryland baltimore maryland. these are cities that are run by democrats for over 50 years but they have failed. >> anchor: trump went on to attack the clinton foundation calling a vast criminal enterprise.
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as the number of zika cases in florida continue to grow a boston based research center is racing against the clock top find a vaccine. >> reporter: better chance tomorrow. i'll run through the timeline up next. >> anchor: the helicopter pilot speaks to 7 news about this unusual recovery. kelly ayotte: thanks, buddy. kelly (voiceover): i'm kelly ayotte. and when i take the plate for new hampshire... i'm up against a political machine that plays dirty -- throwing millions in false, negative ads... i'm out here knocking down every lie... because new hampshire deserves better. that's why i'm batting for good-paying jobs, to protect social security and medicare...
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they're throwing at me...
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>> anchor: with the zika virus spreading in south florida there's a race around the world to find a vaccine. >> anchor: some key discoveries are being made right here in boston. >> on this side are the molecular areas. >> reporter: dr. dan brook shows us around the lab where researchers are racing to find a zika vaccine. >> this is where we do a variety of different anti-body tests. >> reporter: in 6 months they've made real progress. >> the vaccinat no detected virus. basically the vaccine was 100% effective in these animal models. >> reporter: transmitted by mosquito and sexual contact the zika virus is spreading rapidly through south america and the carribean. it's linked to a condition called microcephaly which causes severe birth defects. researchers are working in
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army research center in maryland. the team in maryland is developing a traditional vaccine similar to the flu shot. stitching dna from the zika virus to healthy dna. >> you can design exactly what pieces you want to put in the vaccine. >> reporter: for aroka the work he does in the lab is personal. he's from brazil and knows people cases of zika infection thousands of cases of microcephaly. developing a vaccine that help those people is important to me. >> reporter: who would get the vaccine? >> it would seem reasonable to me young healthy women. as well as travelers to endemic regions. >> reporter: the next step
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people. a lot of progress has been made in a short amount of time. researchers aren't ready to say when a vaccine will be made available to the public. jennifer eagan 7 news. >> now 7 weather with meteorologist bri eggers. >> reporter: our drought monitor was updated today. not a whole lot of change. unless it's change for the worse. some of these areas expanded out extreme drought in springfield now. extreme drought the lines have been expanded out a touch. we haven't seen much rain since the last update of our drought monitor. so far this summer 3.92 inches of rain fall which would secure us as that driest spot on record. we're close to that current number one spot. we'll have to stay tuned dot dot
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those showers you see them fading out as they travel to the east. another batch of showers to our west. we could tap into that overnight tonight. a chance of an overnight isolated shower. a better chance for showers isolated storms and rumble of thunder in this activity tomorrow afternoon. overnight tonight a possible spot shower. some of us benefiting from that. most of us staying dry. it i waking up tomorrow morning and then we start to pump in that chance for scattered showers isolated showers possible downpours getting into the afternoon and early evening hours tomorrow. with this forecast model past 5:00 we push that chance off shore. i know when we're talking about no shoes nation kenny chezny tomorrow at gillette there is a chance early on.
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how much rain fall on the way 10th of an inch to a quarter of an inch. localized downpours. it's trick toe pin point where those end up. some spots could see an inch or more of rain fall tomorrow and some could get none. after this front passes through setting us up for the weekend the last weekend of meteorological summer humid air entering the picture. oppressive tomorrow. back down to the comfortable area into the weekend. the weekend looking fantastic. cooler temperatures along the coastline. for the rest of us mid to upper 80s. it's a rinse and repeat with not much of a rinse in there. the 7 on 7 forecast things look to heat up into next week. couple of 90 degree days could make a run at it. >> anchor: a happy birthday to
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national parks and 21 monuments in 1916. today the service manages 58 national parks. ed markey joined officials at christopher columbus park in boston. >> this is america's greatest idea to preserve our history. to preserve our most precious natural assets and that's what we're celebrating >> anchor: in honor of the centeniel the u.s. mint will issue 3 limited edition coins including a 5 dollar coin. >> anchor: a plane recovered off the reservoir sand bar. we spoke with the man behind the re four hundred million dollars. that's how much charter schools will drain from massachusetts public schools this year. four hundred million siphoned from local districts that desperately need it. four hundred million that won't
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four hundred million unavailable to the ninety-six percent of students who don't attend charter schools. let's improve public schools for all students, not just a select few.
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>> anchor: on just one station a rescue over the quaffen reservoir. >> anchor: helicopter pilot talks about the mission to remove a it might look like a challenge for all of us. that rescue pilot says it's in a days work. a couple days ago an emergency landing that the rescued pilot says was no easy feet. >> i sank into the soft sand at 9 inches with the helicopter skids. it was very soft. he was lucky that he was able to
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enough before he sank in. otherwise he would have flip today over. >> anchor: once the plane was hooked up to that chopper that shiny bird there it was a quick flight 15 minutes back to orange airport. >> anchor: quite impressive
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>> anchor: tonight the latest on the boy's condition and what happened before he was found under water. >> anchor: updating your forecast as we look ahead to the weekend. as always thanks for being with us. >> anchor: and i'm jadiann thompson. we'll see you back here at 11. have a great night. fios is not cable. we're wired differently, things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing. really? yes, mr. mcenroe... see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right. so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone.
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kelly ayotte: thanks, buddy. kelly (voiceover): i'm kelly ayotte. and when i take the plate for new hampshire... i'm up against a political machine that plays dirty -- throwing millions in false, negative ads... i'm out here knocking down every lie... because new hampshire deserves better. that's why i'm batting for good-paying jobs, to protect social security and medicare... ...and help families pay for college... i approved this message because no matter what
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cheating? new details on j. lo's breakup. chris rock engaged? >> a triple header of breaking couples' news now on "extra." ? ? ? new photos. larry king and his wife together today as he's blindsided by rumors he's having an affair. the king camp fighting reports this man's her secret lover. did they really meet on larry's podcast? then why j. lo pulled the plug on her relationship? is her hit song "ain't your mama" about casper? plus chris rock's girlfriend sporting a new ring.

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