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team tragedy. an 18-year-old that just graduated from hiss killed in a crash with another teen at the wheel. fe island phone. it was destroyed. a serious scare on board a southwest jet. what happened during a flight that forced an emergency landing. also, welcome being home an olympic hero. hundreds in needham turn out to honor aly raisman. >> this is "7 news today in new england." we begin with breaking news from overnight. crews battled a fire at a home in northboro on hudson street at 4:00 this morning.
from the roof there. no one was hurt and no word on the cause. this is "7 news today in new england." i'm jennifer eagan. >> i'm kris anderson. we have a lot of news this sunday morning. we have a live look outside. it's a beautiful start to the weekend, to the sunday here after a gorgeous saturday. chris lambert is here. will it stick around? it will stick around. we have a temperature of 74 in boston. great day yesterday, low 80s at the coast and upper 80s inla today but the trade-off is the dew point is higher. we have a touch of humidity in place. not overly oppressive. with temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s inland a nice day across southern new england. good beach day on the golf course as the showers and storms stay across the u.s. canadian border throughout the day. if there's an isolated shower here, not arriving until tonight and early tomorrow mostly across northern mass and southern new
there. water temperatures a couple degrees either side of 70. this afternoon coolest out of the coastline and winds more out of the southeast this afternoon. you go inland here, and temperatures run about 85, 86 degrees away from the coastline. warmest inland, and it it's warm early next week. we have a flash of fall in the forecast next friday. that's coming up. >> thank you. a tragic loss in a community in mourning. police in lunenburg say this from high school was killed in a crash and the 19-year-old driver was under the influence. >> friends of this teenager are absolutely heart-broken this morning. kelli o'hara has more. >> i didn't believe it. it wasn't real. it's not real. i can't wrap my head around it. >> reporter: hours after the death of one friend, these teens cry and hold one another as they remember a life taken way too soon. >> he was a great kid to be around.
graduated from high school and was excited about the future. a.j., a beloved football player, was someone who was a friend to everyone. >> everyone loved him. no matter what, he knew how to put a smile on everyone's face. that's the kind of guy he was. no bad things to say about a.j. >> always smiling. always had a joke, making people smile. constantly. >> the 18-year-old's life ended tragically early saturday morn wh a lost control and crashed into trees. the district attorney says the 19-year-old driver was under the influence and is now behind bars. friends and neighbors say crashes like these happen way too often around here. >> it happens to a lot of people, and it could happen to anyone one of us. it's really unfortunate and heart-breaking.
look at that thick, black smoke here. massive fire destroying this home and then spreading to nearby cars. this video was taken by boaters who captured the flames and a huge plume of smoke on the water. witnesses rushed to the scene to use garden hoses to put out the fire. it spread too quickly, and now investigators are trying to figure out how it started. >> it was a small, little fire seconds. >> reporter: flames engulf a three-story home on plum island around 1:00 saturday afternoon. >> everything is gone. >> reporter: kenny door is one of the three that live in the house on 20th street. he came up from the beach and saw this. >> oh, my god. >> i don't know what happened. the whole house is gone pretty much. >> reporter: one neighbor rushed over when he saw the smoke and noticed a pallet on fire. in the blink of an eye --
the house, up the side of the house. >> reporter: alex called 911, as did a newbury fire captain who happens to live nearby. >> upon arrival, heavy fire shows due to the heat we call them the fifth alarm right away. >> reporter: the intense heat damaged two other homes and flames torched several cars. embers from the fire caught the grass. >> they're fire on the beach. they're going to get it. >> people from the area jumped in to stop those flames before they >> we dug it up and knock it had down after 15, 20 minutes to save at least two homes. >> reporter: the main fire was under control in a couple of hours. a few firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion and one was taken to the hospital. the question now, how did it start? >> it's very surreal real now. >> that was john coco reports. people at tufts university on
a student woke up before 6:00 yesterday and say a stranger in the bedroom. the suspect ran out of the house and drove off. police are warning students to lock doors and windows, turn on outside lights athe night and be aware of their surroundings. police are searching for suspects after a deadly shooting in jamaica plain. a man in a wheelchair was shot and killed outside of a 7-eleven early yesterday morning. neighbors are concerned for their safety. fire that became monstrous in seconds. >> so police in jamaica plain are asking anyone with information to call police. also, police still searching for a suspect in this fatal shooting that happened in dorchester. officers were called to the westville street early saturday morning. the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound and later died. police have asking the public to
in dorchester police have arrested a man in connection with last weekend's double-shooting. 22-year-old aaron almedia is facing charges, he shot two people after midnight on dudley terrace. one victim died and the other was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. a southwest airlines jet looks like this after an explosion. more than 100 people were on the plane whether it forced a emergency landing. investigators say the explosion was caused by an engine failure. passengers described the terrifying moments on board. passengers say it sounded like an explosion. >> we were kind of just zoned out, and all of a sudden it was just that huge, loud noise. >> it happened saturday morning about 20 minutes after take-off as a southwest flight from new orleans to orlando forced to make an emergency landing after
left engine and the fuel on board. >> it's the left engine. >> reporter: passenger photos show the front of the engine missing and a gash on the plane's body. >> i look back, and it was gone. metal was flapping and there were 99 passengers and five crew members on board. no one was injured. >> i thought it was a terrorist attack, because it was a loud explosion. everyone started to freak out and scream. >> reporter: southwest called it, quote, >> we're grateful we were still safe and watched over. we had good pilots. >> reporter: the airplane has been taken out of service, the ntsb is investigating. and the airline is refunding customers the cost of the flight and providing a $500 voucher for future travel. police in chicago are hunting for a killer after an nba player's cousin was caught in the crossfire of a deadly
nikia aldridge cousin of dwyane wade was shot in the head while pushing a baby in a stroller. investigators say the 32-year-old was shot as two men were trying to aim for a third man. just one day before the shooting, dwyane wade, a three-time nba champion and now with the chicago bulls, pleaded to find solutions to the gun violence in the city. >> it's deep-rooted, and this didn't start today. this isn't going to end tomorrow. >> the latest from chicago, originally more than 400 people haven the beginning of this year, almost half of them children. turning to the race for the white house, donald trump campaigning in iowa questioning hillary clinton's track record with minorities. >> how quickly people have forgotten that hillary clinton called black youth super predators. >> while he's on the offensive, some have called trump's appeals to african-americans insensitive and tone-deaf. meanwhile, hillary clinton stopped in new york to meet with
intelligence briefing, standard for presidential nominees. the meeting happened despite republican calls to cancel it because of her e-mail scandal. still ahead here on "7 news today in new england," police pursuit, and it was caught on camera. what happened after officers pulled this driver over. sunny start to the day and touch more humidity but another nice day to end the weekend? that's coming up. the town of needham t
>> jennifer: it looks like it's shaping up to be another gorgeous day. >> kris: it really is. summer is winding down, so we'll enjoy the sunshine while we can. >> jennifer: don't say that. >> kris: chris, a great beach day to >> chris: it's a good summer, not drought-wise, but you've had a lot of dry air and warm days to lay poolside and beachside to enjoy the nice weather. today no exception to that. wind is onshore in boston with sea breezes along the coastline. this time of year it's more of a comfortable feeling than feeling too cool at the coast in the early spring. you don't want that onshore flow but it's okay in the summertime
still temperatures at the coast running mid to upper 70s. clouds and showers to the north and we have some clouds mixed in with the sunshine throughout the day. overall, another comfortable one including in boston here heading into the north and we're going to be sea breezing across the coastline in afternoon. should hold temperatures to near 80 in boston. i expect a little bit of humid to remain in place. but a great day for st. anthony's fees there. there's the dew point level, 63 west of us and to the southwest of us. in some of this humidity we start to work on it overnight tonight and the first half of tomorrow. briefly tonight and early tomorrow dew points mid to upper 60s but even tomorrow we tricks to a drier atmosphere by the afternoon as the wind starts to turn to the north and west. so it's in the high 60s in the morning and fades back into the 50s by late in the day. we hold until the 50s by tuesday and pump up the humidity on
it's not a bad thing to get water out there. i don't see a whole lot over the next several days. we have a front crossing on through early tomorrow, late overnight tonight there may be an isolated shower. tomorrow in the morning i can't rule out a spot shower thinking much of the area is dry. you notice more clouds in the mix tomorrow morning. by the afternoon the atmosphere dries on out. i expect mostly sunny skies to return by mid to late afternoon. we get into wednesday. wednesday night into thursday rn scattered showers and storms rolling on in. i think on thursday morning probably the best chance of picking up showers as kro the area as we transition from this warm pattern we have monday, tuesday and wednesday well into the 80s to near 90 back into a cooler pattern. a flash of fall if you like that refreshing change a few days ago with thele cool overnights. we'll have it again by friday morning and saturday morning of the upcoming weekend. next weekend looks good, though. still labor day weekend and
conditions by the end. weekend. 82 to 86 this afternoon, 75 to 80 at the coastline. your warme eest temperatures aw from the coastline. it's warm tonight and mild and mid to upper 60s. 7 on 7 forecast, not many raindrops but we have a cool downby the end of the week. friday's high temperatures low to mid-70s. >> kris: celebrating a hometown hero in needham. that's aly raisman home for gold hardware from the rio olympics. all the gold medals around her ne neck. hundreds came out. >> jennifer: lots of young girls are inspired bus her hard work and success. we have more. [ sirens ] >> reporter: needham fire department brought the 22-year-old olympic champion to want rally in her honor in style. the crowd full of fans who
competition and grace all-around. >> i just find her really a good role model because sheegs so sweet and really nice. >> reporter: a fun fans like this one got to ask her a question. >> what was the highlight of the rio games for you? >> highlight of rio games. >> it was winning the team gold medal, bought it's really special to accomplish something together. we really worked as a team in order to accomplish it together. working so hard for a common goal was definitely the highlight. >> reporter: what advice does she have for gymnasts that want to compete in the olympics one day? >> the best advice i would give is the harder days are what make you stronger. if you always had a perfect day or a good day, you would never be able to improve. >> reporter: aly has accomplished so much, bringing home three more olympic medals from rio bringing her total to six. things haven't slowed down since
>> yesterday i went to the red sox game and went to visit my gym and see the little girls. it's been crazy but a lot of fun. >> reporter: after enjoying the recognition from her hometown, she took a moment to thank nose in her own home. >> i want to thank my parents for all their support. i'm sorry for putting them through all the stress. >> jennifer: raisman and the final five will present at the mtv video music awards tonight as will michael phelps. >> kris: laurie hernandez got a homecoming celebration of her own. a parade was held for her in her hometown in new jersey. she's waving with the black shirt on. hundreds of fans welcome back the youngest member of the final five gymnastics team. >> this is amazing. new jersey has been grate great to me.
gymnasts growing up. definitely being a little girl, looking up helped me move forward with my gymnastics. it's nice to know i have little girls looking up to me now. >> kris: inspiring future generations of gymnasts. she won a gold and silver in rio. >> it must be a lot of fun to return to your hometown. >> kris: she's so young and sees girls looking up to her. >> jennifer: an nfl quarterback taking a stand by taking a seat. cr game. >> kris: ahead, parts of our country besieged by wild weather. which areas have the worst of it
>> jennifer: we're following wild weather across the country. heavy rain and flash flood hit the midwest in the kansas city area. two women had to be the only storm system with people on edge. >> kris: there's so much happening across our country. another system dumps moisture in south florida, and that brings with it noeshl potential danger involving the zika virus. with more than 40 people in florida already affected by the zika virus, there's growing fears that more rain could increase that threat. the rain will put spraying on hold, wash away existing pesticide and create more of the perfect mosquito breeding grounds, standing water.
drain it and cover it so we don't have an excess number of mosquitos. >> kris: not just a recommendation. m miami beach is threatening fines if they don't do their part. >> if they don't comply the public health is at stake and they will begin inforcement. >> indiana was slammed by record rain and storms friday night. haley steele became stranded when her car floated down flooded underpass. >> i had to pick my door in and get out. thank god my daughter that was is 1/2 wasn't in the car. i would have freaked out. >> gusting winds toppled power lines and parked a fire and downed trees were unintentional rod blocks. about a half a foot of rain in the kansas city area, entire neighborhoods underwater. this is what it looked like driving during the deluge as rising water turned roads into
that system off the coast of florida known currently at 99l could possibly strength know, but right now there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. they're keeping their eye out at them. >> jennifer: still ahead, a major highway in miami swallowed up by sinkholes. why it could be a while before that roadway re-opens. >> kris: we're talking baseball in morning. dustin pedroia hit away from something only done three times in major league history. we have details coming up in 7 sports. >> jennifer: first, a new study on teaching says when you lecture college students looks count. >> kris: really?
>> jennifer: so here's a question. do students learn more if their teachers are good-looking? >> kris: i don't know. ey believe it or not and results say yes. researchers at the university of nevada designed a simple experiment using college students. students seem to remember more about lectures delivered by professors they found attractive. the lead author of the study says it boils down to mother nature. >> jennifer: i think it's because you want to impress. >> kris: what do you deem attractive? beauty is in the eye of beholer.
next half hour of 7 news. some young gymnasts in oklahoma getting a second chance to learn a valuable lesson after their building was destroyed by a tornado. >> chris: it's warm to start the week and cool finish. i have the full forecast coming up. fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in.
19-year-old driver. >> kris: travel trub troubles in south florida. a pair of huge sinkholes shut down a main highway. >> jennifer: an nfl quarterback making news for what he did on the sidelines before the game. this is "7 news today in new england." >> kris: first up, breaking news from overnight. fire breaking out at a home in northboro on hudson street around 4:00 this morning. smoke could have been seen pouring out of the roof of that home. as you look at this video, you see if there. no one was hurt and no word on a cause. we will follow the story through the morning. thanks for sticking wut for "7 news today in new england." i'm kris anderson. >> jennifer: i'm jennifer eagan. another beautiful day. let's go to chris lambert for a check oft forecast, chris. >> chris: rinse and repeat. a carbon copy of it. maybe a couple of degrees cooler today and a smidge more on the humidity factor. a lot of sunshine out there, but the front is staying to the
any scattered storms and showers today are to the north and west of us with a main concentration in new york with a few in vermont later in the day. an isolated shower overnight. a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday, bupt i don't know if you note a difference there because of humidity is up a touch as well. comfortable stuff here heading out to fenway park, some sunday night baseball at 8:00. should be abo only fading back to near 70 by the end. game. it will be a mild need tonight and a stray shower overnight tonight and not a whole lot of rain in the forecast. we have a brief cooldown toward the end of the week. that seven-day is coming up. >> jennifer: a tragic loss and a community in mourning. in lunenburg this 18-year-old that just graduated from high school was killed in a crash and
kelli ohara has more now. >> it wasn't real. it's still not real. >> reporter: hours after the death of one of their friends, these teens cry and hold one another as they remember a life taken way too soon. >> he was just a great kid to be around. >> reporter: austin robbins or a.j. as his friends called him had just graduated from high school and was excited about the future. a.j., a beloved football player, was someone who was a friend to everyone. no matter what he knew how to put a smile on everyone's face. that's just the kind of guy he was. no bad things to say about a.j. >> always smiles and always had a joke and making people smile constantly. >> reporter: the 18-year-old's life ended tragically when a car driven by a friend crashed into trees. the district attorney said the
bars. friends and neighbors say crashes like these happen way too often around here. >> it happens to a lot of people, and it could happen to any one of us. it's just really unfortunate and heart-breaking. >> reporter: kelli o'hara, "7 news today in new england." >> kris: also on 7 now, massive fire. a plum island home goes up in flames and spread to cars nearbile sw. boaters capture the flames and a huge plume water. witnesses rushed to the scene and used garden hoses to put the fire out. they're focused on figuring out how the fire started. john coco has the story. >> it was a small, little fire that just became monstrous within seconds. >> reporter: flames engulfing a three-story home on plum island around 1:00 on saturday afternoon. >> everything is gone. my car is blew up and everything
>> reporter: kenny door is one of the three that live in the house on 20th street. he came up from the beach and saw this. >> oh, my god. >> how did that happen? your whole house is gone pretty much. >> reporter: one neighbor rushed over when he saw the smoke and noticed a pallet on fire. in the blink of an eye -- >> the fire leapt up the side of the house. >> reporter: alex says he called 911 as did a newbury fire captain who happens to live nearby. >> u showing due to the heat. we call it the fifth alarm right away. >> it damaged two other homes and torched several cars. embers from the fire also caught grass. >> there's fire on the beach. they're going to get it. >> people in the area jumped in to stop the flames before they spread, too. >> i went out there with garden hoses and people had rakes and shovels and started to dig it up and knocked it down after 15, 20 minutes to save at least two homes. >> reporter: the main fire was under control in a couple hours.
taken to the hospital. no one else was injured, and no one was home when the fire began burning. the question now? how did it start? john coco, "7 news today in new england." >> jennifer: covering more news today, two sinkholes closed the flor turnpike in miami-dade county. the florida highway patrol says the giant holes in the turnpike were caused by a broken water line. the sinkholes aren't far from sun life stadium where the miami dolphins play. the road closure has caused tr no word on when the turnpike may be repaired and re-opened. >> kris: a busy highway in england is closed after a bridge collapsed on top of a truck. police say a piece of heavy equipment on the back of a different truck slammed into the bridge and that caused this bridge to fall on the truck. the driver wasn't hurt but obviously shaken up. a hospital worker helped a motorcyclist who fell off their bike.
and make sure he wasn't critically injured, which i'm sure he wasn't. he has broken ribs and might have dislocated his shoulder. he was very lucky, actually. very lucky. could have been a hell of a locality worse. >> kris: police say both sides of the highway will be closed while crews continue to clean up the mess. >> jennifer: caught on camera. a speed chase in wisconsin, a woman is facing multiple charges but she was not going down without a fight. >> ks: over, police say she assaulted an officer and threatened to kill him. we have mother. we have more. >> reporter: it's after midnight on august 11th, and a wisconsin police officer is in pursuit of a speeding car anyway construction zone. how fast? >> you're going so fast my laser couldn't even catch you. >> reporter: not even the officer is sure we're about to see for ourselves. >> hey, don't be reaching.
>> reporter: hold on for a white knuckle, adrenaline-pumping chase. behind the wheel according to police 41-year-old sarah sabo. >> speeds over 140. >> reporter: even at speeds that reach 130 miles per hour, officers say it's hard 250 keep up and the suspect backs erratic, slamming on the brakes, swerving and speeding up again. time and time again she manages to get away. eventually the pursuit is called off clearly. officers say they eventually caught up with her at her home where she threatened to kill police. police say she managed to punch a cop in the head before being arrested. police say when they explained the charges she was facing, she responded by saying, i should have punched you harder. "7 news today in new england."
driving. she was drinks but hasn't been charged with dui. >> jennifer: colin kaepernick created controversy sitting down during the national anthem. he sat on the bench while the rest of the team is standing. kaepernick said he wasn't going to show pride for a country that, quote, oppresses black people and people of color. the 49ers said they respected his decision. by the way, the nfl does not have a policy requi to stand during the national anthem of. >> kris: still ahead on "7 news today in new england," they dream of one day being the next aly raisman, and these olympic hopefuls get a huge, emotional lift as well after a tornado destroyed their gym >> chris: plenty of sunshine and warm weather the next few days. we cool it down to end the week.
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okay. you have to make plans and get outside today at some point. it's beautiful out. i feel like we had gorgeous day after gorgeous day. we're spoiled. >> kris: enjoy the sunshine and maybe pack up the cooler like chris mentioned and head out to the beach and soak in rays while we can. >> kris: grab that sand space while you can and while the summer is lasting here and the kids aren't back in school. making the weekends and making the most of them.
all that sunshine that we have in place. a little more humidity in place, but the sea breeze keeps it comfortable, especially along the coastline in afternoon. this afternoon any thunderstorm threat is toth north and west of us and across upstate new york and maybe central and northern vermont. that should be it. overnight tonight as the front does approach, there's a risk of an isolated shower popping up overnight tonight and mainly across northern mass and southern new hampshire. they are few and far between, and there could be a spot shower or morning for a couple of towns. you look at this by tomorrow afternoon. we return to mostly sunny skies and lower the humidity by tomorrow afternoon. we have some humidity overnight tonight and through the first half tomorrow. we dry it out and lower the humidity for tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night into tuesday. very limited rain chances. the highest rain chance i see this week that would more widespread is wednesday night into thursday morning, especially on thursday morning as the next front crosses on through.
temperatures back to a fall-like feel to end the week and head into next week general. even that is not long-lasting. in a couple of mornings that should be it. some interest in the tropics. we have a couple of waves we're watching. one that hasn't materialized into much is designated at invest 99l. they can pick up and push out on it ahead in the future as well as an area to invest in and keep interest in. that's the waves south of florida. a lot of showers and storms with it. it hasn't formed into a strorm or depression yet. there are indications it could be more organized and perhaps become that next tropical storm of the season as it enters the eastern gulf of mexico a couple days down the line. folks from louisiana over to florida will be keeping an eye on that. for us, monday, tuesday and wednesday we'll be on the warm side. we talked about that front crossing on through on thursday
friday night, and saturday morning, we get that flash of fall back into the forecast with very low humidity and cool overnight. even a cool day on freeway with temperatures low to mid-70s. 82 to 86 this afternoon. a few towns are closer to 87 inland. 70s along the coastline and close to 90 on monday including boston. wednesday we're in the upper 80s. on the flipside we cool it down to end the week. >> recently, and in oklahoma a group of young olympic hopefuls get a chance. a tornado last year ripped through the gym and destroyed it and put it on hold. >> jennifer: thanks to a major donation they learned the lesson of a lifetime. >> for her, strength is balancing act. >> strength is getting through something you thought you couldn't get through. >> she's among the 50 at tulsa's
scary. it sounded like thunder hit the building. >> jennifer patterson is the jim's founder. >> my first thought was the kids are save. >> she huddled them in the basement minutes before the storm roared through. firefighters swooped in carrying the terrified girls to safety one by one. >> you know what? we're going to be bigger and better than ever, aren't we? >> reporter: since then with no permanent space, practice has been a air. the girls told replacing the building could take four years. >> i'm thinking, some of these girls may not get to experience that if it takes that long. it seems like forever. >> reporter: so on this day as the students are bussed to what they think is a birthday party at an established studio in town. they have no idea that a local businessman with a $1 million donation will now allow them to
the moment it dawns on sheridan ramsey and her friend, means more than any medal. >> they never lost hope. when you have faith in something that is bigger than yourself, miracles can happen. >> it has definitely made me love the sport even more now that i know, like, i am stronger than a tornado. >> jennifer: that's so awesome. what y when you're that age four years sounds like a lifetime. >> kris: it is and can interrupt their dreams. in new england, rod sec take on the royals at fenway. pety was on fire. how close dustin pedroia came to a introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches
? yeah, in the summertime ? ? livin' in a dunkin' paradise ? what are you doing? papi, i'm making sure cuppy doesn't burn. ? dunkin' iced, oh, yeah, in the summertime ? ? livin' in a dunkin' paradise ? certainly no time for the red sox to panic, but times, they are achanging. the output is not the same as they provide a spark, but then he went down.
us exactly what this offense is capable of. the red sox try to snap a thr three-game slide. bogaerts doesn't make them wait long with a on towering two-run shot. boston jumps out in front 2-0. david price giving it right back in the second. a solo shot up and over the wall. the first of two runs in the frame. the world series mvp helped to draw the royals even at 2-2. not staying that way for long, though. bottom of the second, loop go-ahead double. red sox back in front by a digit. flash ahead to the fifth, and now 5-2 boston. the sox bust it wide open. betts connects on his 29th home run on the year. two pitches later haley ramirez doing the same down the line. back-to-back with a 7-2 lead. tagged for seven runs, and both of those season highs.
for history here. dustin pedroia with an 11 at-bat hit streak. a 12th hit would tie a major league record with pedroia grounds into a double play with the first pitch he sees. a third player in major league history with 11 straight hits and finishes the night 4-5. the red sox win it 8-3. price picks up his third straight victory. coming up tonight to sports extra, we're back following hiatus from the we're digging deeper into the first free season games. we're in the house to break it down and we have a weekly sit down with john farrell. that's tonight at 11:25. the pats take care of business with jonathan freeny inking a contract extension. he would have been an unrestricted free agent at year's end. that's it for sports. have a great day. >> jennifer: coming up on tnz,
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the bill, we were told that another family had paid for it. so if they are seeing this, thank you so much. >> jennifer: so nice. the family that paid the bill left tipton a note, we couldn't help but notice what a great mother you are and what a beautiful family you have. >> kris: such a sweet story, the good in people. there's more news ahet on "7 news today in new england" including more on the southwest scare in the sky. passengers describing the terrifying moments when one of their fire >> jennifer: also ahead, another wildfire raging in california. officials order an all-out assault on the flames. >> kris: new details about the man arrested for the murder of t
>> kris: a home goes up in flames overnight. what we're learning about in >> new details about a man accused of killing two nuns in mississippi. rock ride on board a southwest airlines flight. students at tufts university on edge. a stranger spotted in someone's bedroom. this is "7 news today in new england." >> kris: good morning. it's 10:00 this sunday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm kris anderson. >> i'm jennifer eagan.
day on tap. get out there. you definitely want to make the plans outside, chris lambert. >> chris: theme of the summer rolling on, and you have to make every weekend count when you talk about the end of august, right? can't believe we're saying that already. 58 degrees were the morning low in nord and 56 in boston and warming up into the upper 70s across the suburbs. the wind is onshore, so it's coolest along the coastline with a modest amount of humiditn dew point close to 60. it's on the sticky side. not oppressive humidity erlt. showers and storms to the north and west of us as we go throughout the day. we don't see a risk of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm dampening up the golf game or beach plans this afternoon. mid to a couple of upper 80s inland. 75 to 80 along the coastline. a warm and muggy start on monday, close to 90 tomorrow afternoon. in fact, it remains warm until wednesday. even wednesday is a warm day,
side. limited rain chances ahead, best chance is thursday morning. that forecast is coming uch. breaking news from overnight now. we have video for you to look at home of a home in northborough going up in flames. you see smoke pour out of the roof of the house. a new picture of some of the damage left behind. no one was injured in the fire. that's the good news. still no word on ha caused it. >> jennifer: a boaters could see the flames and huge plume of smoke from the water. witnesses tried to use garden hoses to put out the flames but it spread too quickly. >> kris: 7's john coco spoke to witnesses that saw it all unfolding. >> it was a small, little fire that became monstrous in
home on plum island on saturday afternoon. >> everything is gone. >> reporter: kenny door is one of the three that live in the house on 20th street. he came up from the beach and saw this. >> oh, my god. >> i don't know what happened. >> one neighbor rushed over when he saw the smoke and noticed a pallet on fire, but in the blink of an eye -- >> the fire just leapt up the side of the house. >> reporter: alex sona said he called that lives nearby. >> upon our arrival heavy fire showing ndur to the heat. we call them fifth alarm right away. >> it damaged two other homes and flames torched several cars and embers caught some grass. >> there's fire on the beach. they're going to get it. >> people in the area jumped in to start the flames before it spread, too. >> we were able to knock it down after 15, 20 minutes to save at least two of the homes.
hours. a few firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion, and one was taken to the hospital. no one else was injured, and no one was home when the fire began to burn. the question now, how did it start? john coco, 7 "7 news today in new england." "7 news today in new england" is turning to lunenburg where they're mourning the tragic loss of this young man. a 18-year-old that just graduated high school was killed in a crash. officers say under the influence at the time. kelli >> reporter: -- >> i didn't believe it. wasn't real. it's still not real. i can't wrap my head around it. >> reporter: hours after the death, these teens cry and hold one another as they remember a life taken way too soon. >> he was just a great kid to be around. austin robbins or a.j. as his friends called him just graduated and i was excited about the future. a.j., a beloved football player,
like, no matter what he knew ho to put a smile on everyone's face. that's just the kind of guy he was. no bad things to say about a.j. >> always smiling and always had a joke, making people smile constantly. >> reporter: the 18-year-old's life ended tragically early saturday morning when a car driven by a friend lost control and crashed into several trees along this dark and hilly country road. the district attorney says the influence and is now behind bars. friends and neighbors say crashes like these happen way too often around here. >> it happens to a lot of people and it could happen to any one of us. its just really unfortunate, and it's heart-breaking. >> kelli o'hara, "7 news today in new england." a jamaica plane neighborhood on edge. a man in a wheelchair was shot outside of a 7-eleven.
still on the run. neighbors say they're concerned for their safety. students at tufts university on alert. a student woke up and say a stranger in their bedroom. the suspect ran out of the house on college avenue and drove off. police are now warning students to lock doors and windows, turn on outside lights at night and be aware of their surroundings. boston police have arrested a man in connection with a double shief shooting last weekend. 22-year-old aaron facing several charges including murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. police say he shot two people after midnight last saturday on dudley terrace. one victim died and the other was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. >> kris: we're learning new details in the mississippi nun killings. the man officials arrested has a criminal arrest and on probation. rodney earl sanders was convicted a felony dui back in
armed robbery in 1986 and spent six years behind bars. they were found stabbed to death in their home on thursday. one victim grew up here by here. sanders confessed to the murders while in questioning. a wake is scheduled today and a mass in jackson tomorrow in their honor. >> jennifer: more news today. stunning pictures from passengers on a southwest plane. the engine torn apart and parts of plane damaged. the pilot had to maken heard an explosion and noticed the engine on fire. passengers say it sounded like an explosion. >> we are zoned out, and all of a sudden it was a huge, loud noise. >> reporter: it happened on saturday morning about 20 minutes after take-off as a southwest flight from new orleans to orlando forced to make an emergency landing in pensacola, florida after losing one of its engines. >> was it the right or left engine and fuel. >> okay.
show the front of the engine inlet missing and a gash on the plane's body. >> i looked back, and it was gone. i small metal flapping, and i knew something was wrong. >> reporter: there were 99 passengers and five crew members on board. no one was injured. >> i thought it was a terrorist attack, because it was that loud explosion and know freaked out and screamed. >> reporter: southwest said it was, quote, a mechanical issue with the number one engine. >> we're and watched over and have good pilots. >> reporter: the ntsb is investigating. the airline is refunding customers the cost of the flight and a $500 voucher for future travel. right now police in chicago are hunting for a kill after an nba player's cousin was caught in the crossfire. aldrid aldridge, a cousin of nba star dwyane wade, was shot in the head while pushing her baby in a stroller.
32-year-old was killed when two men opened fire aiming at a third man. just one day before the shooting, dwyane wade, a three-time nba champ and from chicago, pleaded to find a solution to the city's gun violence. >> it's deep-rooted, and this is something that didn't start today and won't end tomorrow. >> kris: more than 400 people have been shot in chicago since the beginning of the year, almost half of them children. >> jennifer: a small italian town dealing with the aftermath today one of the hardest-hit buildings in amatrice is being demolished. they worked around the clock to clean up the quake-damaged area. italy's state museums donate proceeds to relief and reconstruction efforts. in total 291 people are confirmed dead. >> kris: also on 7, a new wildfire is burning out west in california. the so-called havala fire grew
winds. fire crews spent hours battling thele flames. at least 200 people had to be evacuated. there's another fire out west as well in washington. it has gloen to an estimated 400 acres. >> you just kind of hope that the local responders can kind of contain it as best they can. you hope they're safe. you hope that the families are safe that have houses up there. you kind of hope that e the night. >> kris: one structure burned because of the flames. roads in the area have been completely shut down. >> jennifer: two sinkholes have closed the florida turnpike in miami-dade county. the florida highway patrol says the giant holes in the turnpike were caused by a broken water line. the sinkholes aren't far from sunlife stadium where the miami dolphins play. the road closures has caused traffic problems in the area. no word on when the turnpike may
>> kris: a turtly rescue. any stayed by the turtle's side until they arrived. the center for coastal studies urges mariners to keep an eye out and report any entanglements to the u.s. coast guard so they can save the animal. >> jennifer: he looks like a big guy, wow. >> kris: chris lambert, for beach and enjoying the sunshine. >> chris: how many times have we said that this summer? every day, right? very limited rainfall, in fact, in boston so far in summer. we've only picked up 3.92 of rain for june, july and august combined. if we finish off the month without more rain, this will go in the books as the driest summer on record just eeking out
76 in boston, upper 70s in a lot of suburbs and even hitting 80 right now down into new bedford. the wind is onshore today, so we hold close to 80 if not the mid to upper 70s at the coast, but inland you continue to warm up. you get farther away from the ocean, and there's a little bit of an influence of that easterly wind but not as much as if you're right there on the waterfront. taking a look at the satellite and radar composite, very quiet across much of new england. border and u.s. border, and you can see that we have a couple of showers. the main threat is well to the north and west of us extending into northern vtsz and upstate new york. dew point level is 60 in boston. not a low humidity air mass but it's not oppressive either. that resigns to the southwest of us, and some of that humidity sneaks in overnight tonight and
dew point-wise i think we'll be close to 70 first thing in the morning, and then fade back into the 50s late in the day as the wind direction changes up to the north and to the west. comfortable day on tuesday. you bounce up humidity on wednesday. these are the three warmest days of the week, monday, tuesday and wednesday. satellite and radar composite, you put it together on the forecast model. quiet into the evening, although overnight there may be a shot shower or rumble southern new hampshire. some clouds stick around to mix in with the sunshine. when you lower the humidity for the afternoon, i think we tend to dry out the atmosphere as well. it's a mix of sun and clouds in morning transitioning into mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. a brief chance of an isolated shower in the morning and rum bem of thunder. that's it. wednesday night into thursday, next best chance of showers especially on thursday morning. watching this system, this tropical wave south of florida as it enters the gulf of mexico, it may pick up steam here and
we'll keep an eye on that and no threat to new england. as of right now there's not much of a rain threat either. just a couple of showers on thursday morning. fall-like feel to the aur on friday. friday and saturday morning, cool and in the 50s. >> kris: it looks good. thanks so much. an nfl star quarterback makes the decision to sit out the national anthem. what colin kaepernick now says he's protesting. the red sox take on the royals and dustin pedroiate
certainly no time for the red sox to panic, but times, they are achanging. the output not the same as sglander bogaerts, and jackie jr. and travis shaw. it us what this offense is capable of. the red sox try to snap a three-game slide. sglander is not making the fenway faithful wait long. first inning, bogaerts up and over the top of the monster. david price, though, giving it right back in the second. salvador perez jacks a solo shot up and over the wall. the world series mvp helped to draw the royals even to 2-2.
bottom of the second, a go ahead double and chris young scores. red sox in front by a digit. to the fifth, now 5-2 boston. the sox bust it wide open. betts connecting on his 29th home run this year. solo shot pushed the lead to four. two pitches later, ramirez is doing the same down the line. hanley gives boston back-to-back jacks. both of those season highs, and to see history here. dustin pedroia with an 11 at-bat hit streak. a 12th hit would tie it. still the third player in major league history with 11 straight hits. the red sox win it 8-3. price picking up the fourth straight victory improving to 13-8 on the year. coming up tonight on "sports
hiatus from the olympics. we're going to break the preseason games down, and we have our weekly sit-down with john farrell on 7 nbc. the pats take care of business with jonathan freeny entered into contract. he would have been an unrestricted free agent at year's end. that's it for sports. have a great day. >> kris: san frais making headlines after taking a risky decision during the preseason game. he decided to sit during the national anthem. kaepernick said he wouldn't show pride for a country that, quote, oppresses black people and people of color. he was referencing the recent shooting deaths of african-american by police. there's no rule that requires players to stand during the national anthem. >> jennifer: a preview of what to expect on "meet the press." >> kris: a live look outside
chuck todd with a preview of what to expect on "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. trump 3.0? donald trump's evolving positions on immigration. is he against deporting illegal immigrants or for it or not sure? i'm going to ask the head of the rnc, priebus. that's coming up on a lively >> kris: one final check of the forecast with chris lambert. lots of sunshine. >> chris: we stick with the theme throughout the day. 75 to 80 along the coastline. tomorrow partly to mostly sunny and muggy start and we lower the humidity in the afternoon. still a warm day and close to 90 degrees and cooling it down to end the week. we could have showers out there thursday morning, but overall mostly dry weather through the week. >> looks good. that does it for us this sunday morning.
this sunday, trump 3.0. donald trump's evolving positions on immigration. is he now against deporting undocumented immigrants? >> there certainly can be a softens because we're not looking to hurt people. >> or is he still for it? >> there is n legalization, unless people leave the country. >> or is he not sure? we'll ask the head of the rns reince priebus and the clinton foundation under fire amid pay for play accusations. if hillary clinton wins, will that foundation need to be shut down? finally, the toxic state of this campaign. >> through it all, he has continued pushing discredited conspiracy theories with racist under tones.