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>> anchor: we begin with breaking news at 6:00. smoke and flames shooting out of a building in south brink. take a look at this video. intense fire. that fire has now gone to six alarms. >> anchor: that fire broke out earlier this afternoon right in downtown southbridge. in a building that houses a boarding house as well as a local business. let's get right to the scene. >> reporter: well, nicole, this is still an active scene out here. you can see behind me, this is a six-alarm fire. we know that it's about 98% contained. one person was rescued from
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to the hospital. treated for heat exhaustion. but has since been released. take a look at this video of the flames from a little while ago. this building is mixed with businesses and apartments above it. firefighters say 12-15 people have been displaced by this massive fire. we also know three or four storefronts were affected. it is not clear at this point how this fire began. but listen to sound from a man who heard an explosion and called 911. along with the fire chief. >> we heard an explosion. and we ran to the back of the store where the door was open. and we seen the flames. we ran back to the store. grabbed the fire extinguishers. we ran down the side street here and ran into the alley. we were trying to put the fire out before anybody else. >> the part of the problem was you can see from the building, there is not a lot of space. the alleys are very narrow. the building has been modified and remodeled a number of
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it is a difficult job to even get inside to make an assessment of what was going on. >> here is another live look as firefighters continue to try and make sure that this fire is 100% contained. you can see the smoke coming out of the roof there. as firefighters make sure that there is no more hot spots left in this building. the fire chief says they are now in the process of rotating these crews because these firefighters have been fighting these flames all day. again, what we know right now is that pe died... rescued from inside this billing. the fire chief says he is expected to be okay. live in southbridge, 7 news. >> anchor: a developing story in manchester, new hampshire. the body of a man is found on the bleachers at a popular park. police are calling his death suspicious. keli o'hara is live at the park with more. >> reporter: nicole, police have been out here all day long investigating this death.
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neighbors tell us first thing this morning, they discovered a man's body:. someone discovered it. they called 9 11. it was along the third base line of the park. in this very quiet neighborhood. neighbors tell us that man was beaten to death. now, crime scene investigators along with the attorney general's office have been out here all day long walking the field. and the park here. looking for evidence. all detectives will say, though, is that the man's death appears to be suspicious. neighbors say he was murdered. that doesn't sit well, obviously, with many people who live around here. take a listen. >> we have kids. we have a dog. and it's just... it can happen anywhere. kit happen anywhere. you know, we feel very secure here. and it's sad. >> reporter: one woman we spoke to said she has lived here 54 years. nothing like this has ever happened. here, again, manchester police along with the attorney general's office up here in new hampshire investigating a suspicious death. but neighbors tell us that man was beaten to death.
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police asap. >> anchor: a bicyclist killed by a commuter rail train in somerville. police say the man rode through the lowered gates earlier this afternoon. and was hit by a fitchburg line train. detectives are investigating. but at this point, they say the gates were working properly. a scary scene at town neck beach in sandwich this this afternoon. emergency responders say a 34-year-old man was spotted face-down in the water for at least three minutes he was pulled out and rescuers performed cpr. the man was conscious when he was air-lifted to a hospital in rhode island. at this point no, update on his condition. >> anchor: dartmouth police arrest a fugitive wanted in new york. earlier this week, officers arrested a 29-year-old jose duprey of fall river for shop-lifting. he had several outstanding warrants, including one for drug charges in new york. duprey is currently being charged here in massachusetts
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false name, and being a fugitive. >> police in somerville investigate a creepy crime. shay say a man broke into the home of a tufts university student and wandered into the bedroom while he slept. kris anderson has details as well as reaction. >> kris: people who live in this somerville neighborhood are being a little more cautious after a bold break-in on their block early saturday morning. >> i am surprised. this is the first time i have heard of something like that happening in the area. it is a little scary. >> reporter: a sleeping inside this home on college avenue when he woke up around 5:40 a.m. and saw a strange man standing in the bedroom. investigators say the suspect ran out of the house and according to witnesses, got away in a dark-colored four-door vehicle. >> serious stuff. you wonder, and this isn't the first time it has happened, too. you know, we have to take it seriously. >> reporter: tufts university police and officers from the somerville police department steched area for the suspect but were unable to track him down. the people who live inside the
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but those who lived nearby are concerned. especially because the suspect is still on the loose. >> i do feel safe. that doesn't mean that you are safe. you know, just because you feel that way doesn't mean that, you know, you are in your own zone. you have to take precautions. >> reporter: with classes set to begin soon, there are a lot of students moving in and out of this neighborhood. police want to make sure they are doing their part to keep themselves safe. >> we just have to be more careful. like, looking out for one another. and taking step to lock our doors. >> even our neighbors next-door, we know these people. they are great people. we try to keep an eye out for them. they try to keep an eye out for us. hopefully, it won't happen again. >> reporter: in somerville, kris anderson, 7 news. >> rhode island police investigating an officer-involved shooting that followed a chase that happened just before 2:00 this morning in woonsocket. police say they were chasing a
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him behind an apartment building. that is when officers shot the man. now, police were initially responding to ace dur bans. it is unclear what led up to the chase and the shooting. that suspect was taken to a rhode island hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. tonight investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked a massive fire on plum island. when firefighters responded to the home on 20th street yesterday, it was completely engulfed in flames. that house and then a few nearby cars were destroyed. fortunately no the home at the time. several firefighters, though, were treated for heat exhaustion. once the investigation is complete, that home will have to be torn down. >> reporter: now the weather now. an absolutely gorgeous day in boston. and we are keeping a close eye on the forecast for back to school week. plus, something new brewing in the tropics. meteorologist bri eggers has a first look. >> bri: yeah, nick. about three areas we are watching in the tropics right now. first, category three hurricane gaston.
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the season. again, the track not going to impact us directly. it is going to send some waves in our direction for tomorrow. and also tropical depression eight as well as nine. you remember nine. formerly known as 99-l. we will start with td-8 here. expected to become a tropical storm as we get into monday, possibly tuesday. and making its way by the coastal outer banks of north carolina. and again, td-9 also expected to become a tropical storm days. now it is a race to see which one of those is our eighth named storm. that would be hermin, the next one. ian. back here next to home, we are enjoying the sunshine. summer-like warmth for now. a fall-like feel by the end of the week. more on the forecast in a bit. >> anchor: now to the race for the white house. both hillary clinton and donald trump are taking a rare day off from the campaign trail. but that hasn't stopped their supporters from taking shots
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jennifer johnson has more. >> reporter: donald trump making a campaign pitch to iowa farmers saturday. >> we are going to have a great victory on november. i can tell you. >> reporter: as hillary clinton supporters attacked the billionaire for calling her a bigot last week. >> donald trump is not holding an event in the black community. he has not gone the a black church. as hillary clinton has done. he has not gone to historical black colleges. >> reporter: trump's camp says that will change. >> i pledge to you and everybody being planned. and we are very excited about them. >> reporter: clinton spent two hours saturday with the f.b.i. for her first intelligence briefing as the democratic nominee. as trump released a new on-line ad. >> hillary clinton corruption has been exposed again. her clinton foundation slush fund sold access to the state department. >> reporter: blasting the clinton foundation for taking donations from foreign governments while she was secretary of state.
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his immigration plans haven't changed. he is not softening on deporting 11 million illegal immigrants. >> it is going to be fair. it is going to be tough. there will be no path to legalization. no path to citizenship unless people leave the country. he said that very consistently. >> reporter: as for whether there will be a so-called deportation force, pence says trump's detailed immigration policy will come out in the next two weeks. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >> anchor: still to come at 6:00: arrests made after a basketball superstar member is killed. >> anchor: one of the best players in the n.b.a. losing a relative to stray bullets. we are learning much more tonight about the death of dwayne wade's cousin. the very latest on the investigation. >> anchor: and the thrill of a lifetime for a young fan. why she was called up on stage with kenny chesney at gillette
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>> anchor: a family tragedy for an n.b.a. superstar. two brothers arrested for murdering the cousin of dwayne wade. police say wade's cousin but r was struck by a stray bullet while she was pushing one of her children in a stroller. >> anchor: dan when isman has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: family and friends shed tears and share their sense of loss. >> a life the gone. too soon. >> reporter: aldridge who lost a sister to gun violence had just registered her children for school friday. investigators don't believe al drink was the target. two brothers both felons out on parole very, been charged with the murder. >> these two offenders are the prime example of the challenge
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repeat gun offenders that don't care who they shoot, don't care whose lifer they take. and clearly, clearly, don't fear the consequences of their actions. >> this has been a violent year in chicago. nearly 450 people have been shot in the city. there were 65 homicides in the month of july alone. the police superintendent admits he is frustrated. >> this reprehensible act of violence is an example of why we need to change the way we treat habitual when will enough be enough? >> meanwhile, the aldridge family mourns the death of a loved one, the victim of senseless violence. >> reporter: this is back to school week for many of those kiddoes. a fall-like feel will certainly join our forecast for the end of the week. details coming up next. >> reporter: the n.f.l. roster
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>> anchor: a young girl gets a special surprise last night. the nine-year-old was attending a kenny chesn the crowd. standing on the stage, she was presented with a vintage patriots helmet signed by the singer himself. there is a picture of it right there. last night's concert was the end of chesney's spread the love tour. mom posted these photos of her daughter on twitter where the love came pouring in. >> i bet that nine-year-old was the envy of all the girls in the class. all the 20-year-olds, 30-year-olds. >> i was going to say, there were moms there that were like "pick me, please." she has a pretty cool souvenir,
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last night, great. also nice today, bri. >> absolutely beautiful. this is the last blast for summer for many of us. what a blast it was. 76 right now in boston. low 8's away from the coastline. we have a sea breeze. that will stick around through the afternoon. and evening hours. now, high pressure has been keeping things dry for us. but it's also been giving us the sunshine. you see this front off to our west and northwest. already firing up some strong storms in northern new england. a couple of severe thunderstorm warnings popping up in northern vermont earlier now, that line, unfortunately, as it travels closer to our backyard, will kind of break apart and peter out. and really, it is only about a 10% chance to get any of that much-needed rain. looks like the best chance will be in the northwestern part of the commonwealth before we clear the clouds out for a very hot monday ahead of us. overnight tonight, partly cloudy. a bit muggy. especially toward morning. 63-68. mild temperatures for us. with the southwest flow.
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that muggy start, i was talking about, but look at those temperatures, rising to near 90 in some spots. that is not out of the question for us. the big question in the forecast always is when can we expect nast rain that we desperately need? dry on tuesday. but then another front makes its way through wednesday into thursday. it looks like that front might stall out to kind of bring us some rain for an amount of time. as we get into thursday. so we will have to cross our fingers and keep tracking. also will push any tropical activity out to the sea for us so. we are not anticipating any direct impact from anything going on in the tropics. we are nice and toasty to start off the workweek. then look at this. fall makes an appearance as we head toward the end of the week. it is really from the beach to back to school for many as we get into tomorrow. you might need that swelter or the jacket for early morning. but i'm sure or sweater comes home crumpled up in the back-pack.
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forecast. again, fall-like feel. more seasonbling temperatures. in the upper 70's for friday and saturday. >> reporter: the patriots are getting set for their final week of the preseason. the pats face the giants on thursday. with that, the fight to find a spot on the final 53-man roster, about to hit a whole nother level. a mandated cutdown to 75 players for tuesday afternoon. the fourth-round pick improving each time out. on friday, finished a perfect nine for nine against the panthers. 85 yards through the air including the hook-up with carter for a touchdown. bressette fully understands he has a long way to go. >> still learning. every day until i leave here. i'll still be learning something about it. you know, you just keep trying
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every day. the whole process of everything, speeding it up and getting better at doing the little things right. >> reporter: chris long continues to fight for playing time. the first-year patriot making the most of his preseason play. on friday. while batting away a pass from cam newton. setting up one of three patriot interceptions. entering his ninth year in the league. he is plenty familiar with the drill when it comes to pras our craft. you know, preseason is important. all the way through the end. so for vets and young guys alike, this is an opportunity to continue to sharpen our tools and we will be done with preseason in a week. >> reporter: 33 games to go for the red sox. the play-off push is on. boston trails the blue jays by a game and a half in the a.l. east. the sox are hoping for a prime-time-type performance
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the red sox will be without their hottest hitter, however. dustin pedroia out of the lineup, attending to a death in the family. brock holt gets the start at second tonight. in his absence, pedroia could be back in the middle of tomorrow night's game. and will be ready to go if called upon. >> well, based on his text, he is envisioning a walk-off hit in theth that was his parting texas... text this morning before he left. >> reporter: eduardo rodriguez, sunday night baseball. his first start since injuring his hamstring on august 16. he carried the no-hitter into the fifth inning before being forced to leave the game. david price remaining reld-hot. earning his fourth straight win. thanks to six solid innings of work on saturday: got his
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the sox ace actually living up to his big as of late. just in time for the pennant chase. >> it's fun. you know, that is why you go to work in december, january, february. all the work that you put in. up to this point. feels good to go out there and to get the results you expect to get. especially against a team like. that who is as hot as they are right now. that is good. >> reporter: revolution visiting the red bulls. scoreless streak. early second half, bradley wright phillips. knocking home the rebound. the fourth straight shutout. 1-0, the final. coming up tonight, sports xtra is back. we are digging deeper into the patriots' first prepreseason games. that is all tonight at 11:25 right here on 7-nbc. the united states little league kings for the first
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>> anchor: all right. we have time for one more quick check of the weather. >> so bri, let us know what this week is going to look like. >> bri: well, we take it from the summer heat to start off this week to more of a fall-like feel as we wrap up
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plenty of sunshine. highs topping out in the 70's. next chance of rain arrives overnight wednesday into early thursday. we will cross our fingers for it. >> anchor: thank you so much. that will do it for 7 news at 6:00. >> anchor: nbc nightly news is next. see you at 10:00.
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