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right here. again upgraded to a hurricane about an hour ago moving north northeast. likely to make land fall crossing the appalachia cola bay then perhaps over tallahassee. late on this afternoon before hid night tonight. so the forward speed a little faster than what the hurricane center thought yesterday. you can see here is center on the radar right there well defined but ahead you have the tropical rain bands. the feeder bands pummeling the gulf coat up throughhe seeing very heavy rainfall here. winds also on the order at times gusting over 30, 45 miles an hour. again the strongest of the winds tied near the center of the storm at 75 miles an hour. category 1 moving north-northeast at 14 miles an hour. the central pressure has lowered since earlier today. the thinking from the hurricane center, the track will move it across florida tonight then into georgia tomorrow morning then up through coastal carolina,
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weekend. now the question is what about us? in new england? still difficult question to answer right now because we're still dealing with the blocking high pressure. you notice that the cone of uncertainty does include southern new england even though the sent irof the track -- center of the track pinpoints it well south of new england. the thinking is with the storm track there we'd still be on the fringe effects with some wind and some rain possible late sunday night into monday. this to a nor'easter meaning winds would be gusting 35, 45 miles an hour. lighter amounts of rain and wind as you approach metro boston and perhaps nothing across the route 2 corridor and southern new hampshire. more about the holiday weekend forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> there are already red flag warnings at florida beaches alerting people will the sufficient durr rough
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surf, gray skies and empty beaches residents along florida's gulf coast are bracing for hurricane hermittine. >> get -- herm event get rid of debris. >> reporter: they're ignoring the mandatory evacuation. their town is at the center of the storm's cone. >> it's going to be 70 miles an hour, we have done everything we to prepare. >> reporter: floridians 51 counties now in a state of emergency are making the same preparations. gathering sand bags to keep the water out. but in some parts of the tampa bay area it wasn't enough. pictures from the air showed some of the flooding. >> this storm, hurricane is life threatening. >> reporter: today florida governor closed all state offices to give people more time to prepare. high winds, downed trees and power lines to name a few
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threatening storm surge, this is a serious situation. >> reporter: while some are dealing with a mess to clean up others are bearing down prepared for what is to come. for people who choose to ignore the mandatory evacuation orders local officials say they won't get help if they call 911. we're told they don't want tope danger emergency responders so there won't be anyone to save them if they need help. last hurricane to make land fall in florida was hurr sara ross are rosario, nbc news. >> ryan: we're following breaking news out of arlington where police have charged a baby sitter with reckless endanger. they found the woman wandering around the road drunk and high watching a 3-year-old boyer. the boy area most hired the baby sitter using care.com. much more on 7 news at 5:00le. >> jadiann: we're
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a helicopter forced to make an emergency landing. it landed on butternut lane. the chopper landed upright. the pilot not hurt. the helicopter is out of beverly airport. no word what caused this emergency landing. >> ryan: also on 7 an alarming accident in abington. an 11-year-old is recovering after getting shot in the face. police say he was playing with a friend when he was shot in the face and a gun went off. steve cooper has more, coop? detectives from the state police and detectives in abington have been coming and going from headquarters most of the day. the d.a.confirming what sources told us, that it was an 11-year-old boy who shot his face in accident by accident playing with a loaded handgun. >> taking care of our students in this time is really what we focus on. >> reporter: abington school superintendent peter
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the accidental staff involving an 11-year-old boy who attends woodsdale elementary school. >> they've grief councilors. our teachers talked to the students this morning. then other students that need to talk to someone have that opportunity. >> reporter: police in the plymouth county district attorney still looking into exactly what happened yesterday afternoon inside this home on lynnwood street. that's where investigators say the boys were playing with a loaned handgun when it went off hitting one o the injured 11-year-old air lifted it a boston hospital where he continues to recover. >> it's a horrible thing it's not something we want to see in the community. and you know, safety, safety, safety. >> reporter: sources say it appears one boy shot the other by accident. the two are neighbors. but the shooting leaves many wondering how could the kids get access to a weapon. >> father, h wife, whoever should have locked it up or
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that saves lives. >> reporter: as the investigation continues superintendent says his focus is on the kids and their families. >> our thoughts and our prayers are with our students and their families dealing with this tragic incident. >> reporter: the plymouth county district attorney tim cruz saying late today that so far their investigation is ongoing. no criminal charges have been filed in connection with what happened here. as for the victim we're told condition at children's hospital in boston right now. live in abington, steve cooper, 7 news. >> jadiann: a big sense of relief in shirley. police say an incident involving a jogger and a stranger wasn't suspicious. jennifer egan explains what caused the big scare. >> reporter: police in shirley say when a female jogger was stopped by a man driving a van in town tuesday morning he was trying to help, not hurt her.
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could use a drink, this individual stopped. he provided or offered water. >> reporter: the encounter spooked the woman. she called police. >> if something like this happens i would rather you report it and let us look into it. the public safety comes first. >> reporter: shirley's police chief says the woman's reaction is indicative of the unease in the area. a few towns way in princeton vanessa marcotte was murdered out for an afternoon jog on august 7th. investigators have received several hundred tips but police in shirley glad they were able to resolve their case within just two days. >> it was a good samaritan stopping because he thought this woman would use a bottle of water. he felt it was the right thing to do. i'm happy for that because there are still good people in the world. >> reporter: the jogger was able to give them a portion license placement they say he is a 71-year-old veteran who transports disabled patients to medical patients. that is what he was doing
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when they spoke to him today he was surprised that this caused the alarm that it did. in shirley, jennifer egan, 7 news. >> ryan: a 5-year-old boy is back with his mom after he was put on the wrong flight from the dominican republic. he was flighted to fly by himself to new york city but ended up in boston. a different boy flying alone was carrying his peaceport and both were sent to the wrong destination. jet blue has refunded the considering taking legal action. >> jadiann: turning to the race for the white house, donald trump running into some trouble with his hispanic supporters while joe biden campaigns for hillary clinton, the latest from the compaign trail. >> reporter: hoping he is staging a comeback donald trump summed up his new park in two words. >> it will be from now on america first. >> reporter: his meeting
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said. he and mexico's president were both concerned that illegal border crossing endangers migrants but -- >> our greatest compassion will be for the american citizen. >> reporter: cheers of usa, usa. and the crowd loved his wall. >> mexico is going to pay for the wall. >> reporter: he said it today but not to pena he caved. he lost his confident. >> reporter: back from mexico trump doubled down on deportation. >> day one, my first hour in office, those people are gone. >> reporter: undocumented criminals gotted, two million. new migrants locked up and sent back. the rest 10 million in line to be deported. >> you can call it whatever the hell you want. they're gone. >> reporter: that prompted
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flexible trump darbed. >> there was hope yesterday when he went to mexico. he looked like a president. >> reporter: to get to the white house trump is choosing a hardline. again he is ignoring our undercutting his top staffer who hinted for more than week that donald trump would no longer promise mass deportation p. steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> jadiann: byron barnett talks one on one with vice presidential tim kaine as an interview, you will see on just one station. >> r for space x. a rocket exploded. look at this on its launch pad in florida. the rocket and satellites it was carrying were destroyed. we see what happened. >> reporter: space x. confirms it was conducting a test firing of the unmanned ?falcon rocket with the facebook satellite on top when the explosion occurred thursday morning. the test was in advance of what was supposed to be a launch this saturday from
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station. >> wow. >> reporter: no one, not even space x. founder can say yet what caused it tweeting shortly after loss of falcon vehicle today during propel abet fill operation, originated around upper stage oxygen tank, cause still unknown. more soon. buildings several miles away shock from the blast and multiple explosions continued for several minutes. >> space x. three sunday way. >> reporter: this was 9th launch of 2016. after last december's historic launch of 11 satellites atop a falcon rocket followed by a safe return to earth. [applause] >> reporter: but that success was preceded by several failures for private rocket companies to include the june 2015 space x. explosion shortly after liftoff. no one was hurt in thursday's blast.
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chris clackum, nbc news. >> jadiann: authorities in florida have found the zika virus in three groups of trapped mosquitoes in the state. it's the first time this happened in the u.s. the zika carrying mosquitoes were trapped in the area of miami beach where the virus has been transmitted to several people. officials have been spraying in parts of miami hoping to stop the spread of the virus which has caused serious applications for pregnant women leading to birth defects. >> r time. >> jadiann: still ahead here on 7 news the students are back. we'll show you all of the chaos caused by college move in day. >> ryan: how this little guy saved his mother and his unborn sister. >> jadiann: tom brady taking the field one last time before his suspension. why he gets to start tonight instead of jimmy garoppolo. >> if you are planning a labor day road trip you are going to want to make sure your car is up for the challenge.
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we got our refund and we kept our home. kelly ayotte: i'm kelly ayotte and i approved this message. >> ryan: they're moving in, it's that time of year where college students return to town. they're packing their every possession, moving advance stuffed into parking spots. >> jadiann: there is plenty of congestion on the rhoads. jonathan hall is live for us in allston. what are you seeing?
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memory, right. well an estimated quarter of a million students both college students and grad students attend classes in boston. so this move in day is real' big deal both for the student and for the city. on allton christmas santa rides a mattress towed by a box truck as part of a promotion. >> he said it wasn't the bright santa around. to be honest he >> reporter: it's part of the careos that is move in day. stuff piled high. rental trucks clogging the streets. >> our temper is short -- >> everybody is rolling with the punches. you know, it's laugh at it. >> reporter: officials from the city of boston are meeting with students and checking out the apartments they'll call home. they say insuring safe housing is a priority. >> the mayor wants us to be very proactive. we want the student experience to be a positive one.
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city and their educational process. it's our responsibility to fast iltate the environment they live in a so good safe one. >> reporter: right up the root from the site of one of today's news conferences. family claimed the building was overcrowded. smoke detentors didn't are work and there were not two ways to exit. kids moving in today and their parents should take a look around. >> make sure you have smoke, carbon monoxide detectors, you have two ways out. you are doing the right thing. >> reporter: city of boston has been working both with the colleges and the universities and the landlords to try to make this easier by sliding schedules and lease starts days they've been able to expand this three days of pain into a three-week window. hopefully it makes it less stressful. jonathan hall, 7 news.
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hurricane hermine. the latest track in a bit. >> ryan: take a look at this. street trouble in boston, one split aspart and came crashing on the parked cars. we'll take a look at the damage and the norman: that's a lot of vitamins there, harold. harold: oh, i'm stocking up before kelly ayotte gets her way on medicare. norman: what do you mean? harold: well, she wants to privatize medicare, turn it into a voucher program that'll cost families big time. norman: uhhh... the vitamins? strong because ayotte also wants to raise the medicare eligibility age. norman: ohhh... i think maybe i'll pick up a few too. narrator: tell kelly ayotte: oppose medicare privatization.
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>> ryan: take a live look outside. a gleam day out there and it was humid. very sticky and some rain actually. >> jadiann: for me, my experience hasee over the city but like a misty annoying sort of rain to deal with today as well. so i don't know. j.r.s. that part of what they're dealing with in florida or is this different? >> this is tied to a cool front which is going to lead to refreshing air overnight and fantastic weather tomorrow and saturday. we're going to watch hurricane hermine really at this time. i do not anticipate a direct hit from hermine in new
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suggesting that, there is the possibility of some rain and some wind sunday night into monday. more likely south than north. right now, on the doppler radar, again jadiann noting humidity missing. we've scattered showers and downpours, this is one moving through the merrimack valley. lowell got some heavy rain. this continues to drop south. if it holds together, it'll finds its way into metro west and perhaps through the city of boston over the next couple of hour, nothing severe on downpours and heavier showers, also a line of thunderstorm activity farther west along the mass pike dropping south of the mass pike into northern connecticut. temperatures in the 70s. plymouth at 71. but the dew point temperatures once again up near 70. when the temperature is close to the dew point, it feels uncomfortable out there but it's short-lichted laconia is 52. i'm pointing this out because this is chewing away
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that more comfortable air arrives overnight and threw certainly tomorrow. a leading edge, a cool front and high pressure which is going to be a major player in our holiday weekend forecast. for tonight isolated shower early otherwise clearing. lowering humidity. 56 will have 63. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. less humid. a bit of a morning breeze but that will melt away. temperatures between 74-80. for the start of the holiday weekend, lots of sunshine on saturday the with a clouds around in the afternoon. temperatures on saturday to the mid 07's much the same on saturday. it's the same area of high pressure that likely is going to block hurricane hermine from advancing right up into new england. at this time, sunday afternoon it's likely to be downgraded to a tropical storm but you notice battering the mid atlantic coastline and perhaps forcing the jersey shore. from this point on, does this moisture work up to new england? there are signs there may be
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of wind late sunday night. monday but even in those location it's not a lock that we're going to see precipitation. i do have a lot of confidence we're going to have rough surf and rip currents for all three weekend days. some rain and winds possible late sunday night and monday. how much wind? i would say it's possible we could see gusts over 35-40 on the islands. that would be the only locations that might have some din potential. 35-40 miles an hour possible. that could change all together over the next couple of days. see you at 4:30. >> jadiann: let's get over to matt fitzgerald with a check of the roads. somehow it looking? >> reporter: good afternoon, start you high above 495 south in haverhill. you can see it's moving pretty well both directions this afternoon. no major problems to report on 495. switching gears over to the mike west heading out of the city is jammed from the
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corner then slow after the weston tolls. pikesen moving well. we'll check drive times in a moment but we want to go to the zakim. it's jammed both directions, southbound side you are heavy back to sullivan square. northbound side jammed from the tunnel into medford. the leverett connector is tough on both sides. checking out the expressway. you can see it's very heavy coverage out of the o'neil tunnel. northbound as you are jammed as you approach the tunnel. head over and look at the ride you can see it's jammed the entire nine miles from the o'neill tunnel down to braintree looking at a 38-minute drive and on the pike from the weston tolls to 495 a 26 minute drive. >> ryan: the trouble the other than of the building is now facing. >> jadiann: costume, this teacher used shoes to
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>> announcer: this is 7 news at 4:30. >> jadiann: first here at 4:30 causing trouble. we're tracking hurricane hermine causing trouble for people in the southern statutes. florida's governor calling the state life-threatening. >> ryan: some parts of florida dealg flooding. drivers stuck on the roads there. people are packing sandbags hoping their piece of paradise will be shared. we could feel the impact of the storm here, too. of the chief meteorologist jeremy reiner has been tracking this storm and hermine could make its way towards us but impact is still up in the air. >> reporter: that is correct. we still do not have any indication that it's a direct impact. anything moving across southern new england so that hasn't changed over the last couple of days.
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this was updaded to a hurricane a couple of hours ago, a well defined iwall here. ahead of the eye wall the center of the storm we have tropical feeder bands working up into the panhandle of florida. and hermine is moving north-northeast at about 14 miles an hour. so at that pede likely to make land fall later this evening crossing apalachiocola bay then perhaps tallahassee later on, about 10:00, 11:00, wind at 75 miles an hour. down to 50 miles an hour because it's going to spend sometime over land. the tropical systems get all of their energy from the warm ocean water. it's back over water late in the weekend but it's not enough to regenerate up into a powerful storm or hurricane, sunday morning 8:00 am winds at 50 miles an hour, you in the the readline. that is the track of the storm. the certainty of the storm. there is never a cross up into new england. we're in the cone of uncertainty because at that stage in the forecast, there

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