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serving a four-game suspension. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism we begin with breaking news. hermine hits florida. it's the first hurricane to directly strike the sunshine state in more than a decade, and now it is a tropical storm. hermine came roaring in as a category one storm but things are weakening this morning. >> christa: there are reports of injuries. we know that. there is some damage, states of emergency in several different take a look. we have flooded streets, trees toppled, power lines knocked down, as well. let's go to 7 meteorologist chris lambert for the latest on the storm impact here. chris? >> chris: looks like we'll have the wind pick up a bit on sunday and late sunday into monday some rain. could have some lingering into tuesday. i want the show you what's going on right now. tropical storm hermine, the winds below 74mph. regardless still a powerful
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this continues to head off to the north an to the east. as we track this over the next several day, initially it moves quickly off the carolina coastline. there's high confidence in that forecast track from that cone. watch what happens to that cone, a huge circle as we get out into the forecast. as we go from sunday, monday, tuesday into wednesday, there is very little move. out of this storm. the high pressure over new england, the high pressure off to the east essentially blocks this from going anywhere. so it's going t coastline, likely seeing extensive beach erosion and coastal flooding from long island back into new jersey and the mid atlantic. we'll even have some issues in terms of minor coastal flooding and beach erosion, especially the south shore of nantucket and the vineyard over the rhode island. i think the south shore itself of plymouth county up into the north shore up into essex county, overall you should have minor coastal flooding if not lower than that, maybe just some
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northeast down to the south of us, and additionally we're going into a period of lower tides, but i do expect some rain and wind out of this as we get into sunday, especially sunday night into monday. in terms of today, comfortable weather, more on forecast. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy friday to you. you're looking at a hotel fire. there's the traffic you are looking at. things are lng expressway. no issues on the roads. a lot of traffic. people getting ready to travel. south of town, a lot of green on 95, 24 and route 3. route 2 and 3 looking good. 93 fine back to 495, and route 1 all green. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and 11 minutes on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule today.
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>> sarah: breaking news in somerville. investigators believe someone intentionally set fire the vehicles earlier this morning. you can see the damage that was done to a truck and a motorcycle. the fire chief says a molotov cocktail was found in the area. police are reviewing surveillance video to try and identify a suspect. >> christa: and right now the f.a.a. is investigating three reports of planes getting targeted by lasers. sources are telling 7news thattw injuries from that laser. >> sarah: we're told the planes were able to land safely. jennifer eagan is live at logan airport with the latest on this scare. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. some frightening moments for the crew on board that flight, though. a green laser hit the windshield. as you mentioned a moment ago, both pilots say it injured their eyes. this happened two nights ago as an american airlines flight from charlotte, north carolina, was making its final approach to logan. according to the f.a.a., the
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the airport when the laser beam struck the windshield and caused unknown eye injuries to the pilot. the plane landed safely three minutes later. another plane, this one a delta flight coming in from atlanta, also reported being hit with a laser beam in the same spot just ten miles northeast of the airport, two minutes earlier. no crew member was hurt in that incident, and there was a third incident over north adams out in the western part of the state. that happened the same night. no one was hurt in that incident. the state police were f.a.a. is now investigating all three cases. we're live at logan airport this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a baby-sitter facing serious charges today. police say she was stumbling through the streets drunk and high. while she was caring for a young child. will rest go to 7's victoria warren on this story. vicki, it sounds like this woman was hired through a pretty
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>> victoria: that's right. the family found her through care.com. police say they found alcohol bottles in her car. they say that she was taking pills. now this baby-sitter is arrested and she's accused of child endanger. a babe is iter arrested in arlington. police say she was drunk and high, stumbling around a neighborhood when she was supposed to be watching a three-year-old boy. >> with the little boy about 20 feet behind her trailing paying attention to him. >> victoria: matthew wolfe immediately concerned for the child. >> she didn't look coherent. >> victoria: another neighbor called 911 after the baby-sitter tried to get into the wrong house. >> i think it was a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs that she consumed that day, and it affected her. she became disoriented. >> victoria: arlington police found empty alcohol bottles in her car. it was 1:30 in the afternoon,
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the boy's family hired her from care.com, using her for month. police want to know what background checks were done, because they say this nanny had been arrested before for receiving stolen property and a motor vehicle violation. the boy was okay and reunited with his mom. neighbors thankful for that. >> this woman just was... she didn't care is what it looked like. >> victoria: care.com says they've already reached out the arlington police, offering to in whatever way they can. as for this babysitter, at some point she will go before a judge. live this morning in arlington, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening now, a suspicious death is being investigated in new hampshire. nancy chen joins us with more. >> nancy: sarah, good morning. details still few, but there has been a heavy police presence at a home there, as officers
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sky7 h.d. over a house in dunbarton new hampshire on thursday. the attorney general's office will only say right now that they're investigating a suspicious death at the home and that there is no further information at this time. at last check family members were still being notified. neighbors said police and crime investigators were at the home all day on thursday. several state troopers and local police have come and gone, including a major crime scene command post vehicle escorted by 60 troopers. it's clear that this is a major enforcement agencies and the state attorney general's office involved, but again, at this point they will only say that they are investigating a suspicious death. police also say they do not believe the public is in danger. in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: family and friends are mourning the death of a well-known figure in milford after she was hit and killed by an 18 wheeler. police say the tractor-trailer ran over barbara clement while she was crossing the street.
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investigators put out surveillance photos of the rig. that's when the driver turned himself. in friends say clement was a constable in town and was well-known. >> she loved everybody. she would help you no matter what happened, even the tough exterior she had. but people really got to know her, and she's got a lot of relatives in this area that really love her. >> christa: the truck driver has not been charged. in fact, police are trying to figure put to he even knew that he hit the victim. police are searching for a suspicious man who allegedly confronted a jogger in watertown. it happened on mount auburn street last friday. investigators say the suspect approached a woman and got close to her while she was out for a run. anyone with information is asked to contact police. >> christa: and in shirley, reports of a suspicious man who allegedly ran a jogger off the road turned out to be a misunderstanding. investigators say this man in the van genuinely wanted to
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she was out for a run. police say the man has now apologized for scaring her. >> sarah: the patriots are on to the regular season. tom brady talking after the final preseason game. and this is likely the last time you'll hear from brady before his suspension begins tomorrow. let's go live to gillette stadium. 7's nicole oliverio is there. nicole, what did brady have to say? >> nicol headed into unchartered ceremony. we saw him last night, the first time he played in a preseason game until 2011. that's likely the last time we'll see him until his suspension is over. >> brady takes a snap. he rolls to the right. >> nicole: patriots' fans watched tom brady throw his last touchdown pass for at least a month. he played the entire first half of last night's preseason game as his suspension is set to start tomorrow.
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i did the best i could do. >> nicole: brady began serving his four-game suspension on saturday at 4:00 p.m. when that happen, he can't have any contact with the team, attend practice or go to gillette. for brady, that's unchartered territory. >> i think that's a good word "unchartered. " we'll do the best we can do. i'm sure i'll be curious in watching at some level. you know, so we'll >> nicole: last night brady took 39 snaps. in seven drives he had a touchdown and an interception. he's hoping the action of the past few weeks will get him ready for october. >> i think it all helps. the practice is really important. but ultimately it's a game decision and getting hit, it's all about decision making as a quarterback. >> nicole: until then, he'll learn what it's like the watch the team like a fan.
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i know our fans do that, too. i don't know if it helps us win, but, you know, that's what you do when you're watching. >> nicole: and i'm sure patriots' fans would like the think cheering the team on does give them an extra boost. so badey's suspension ends october 3rd, which means the first game he'll be able to suit up for is against the browns in cleveland. that's the latest live from gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: and the on the cardinals on sunday september 11th. and you can see the game right here on 7 nbc. >> christa: coming up this morning, airport anxiety. jetblue putting a young boy on the wrong flight and he winds up in boston. how the airline is explaining that mix-up. >> sarah: plus an unmanned rocket suddenly explodes just days before a schedule launch. why it's a setback for mark
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morning. we're already seeing some of the damage left behind, chris. >> chris: it's making its way into southern georgia. winds 70mph. that will track off the carolina coastline. where it goes from there and how it impacts our weekend. forecast ahead. >> sarah: and a busy travel day today. if you're getting ready to head out the door, you're in good shape. no issues out there. lots of green on the map and both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule.
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category one hurricane. for those in and around the strike point, this storm is already taking a toll, and residents are serving the damage after winds and rain knocked down trees on cars and homes as you can see there. right now a mandatory evacuation order for the town. this morning they're watching the water. flooding is already an issue inland, and there's growing concern about the potential for tornadoes, as well. widespread power outages as the system cuts across florida, georgia and the hermine is expected to continue its past of destruction up the east coast through this holiday weekend. so for more on hermine and the path ahead, let's send it over the meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: close to valdosta georgia here. did move through tallahassee. you can see the the heaviest rain. you can almost see the eye wall. the eye is closing itself. now that it's over land, it will continue to weaken over the next
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there is a tornado watch for portions-of-florida up into georgia. that system will continue to track to the north and to the east. typically once these storms get their motion to the north and east, they don't look back. it will go off the carolina coastline and out to sea, however, in this situation, the area of the high pressure off the east coast, as well as the area of the high pressure to the north of us bridging that gap there. it will say, you can't go out to sea. it will stall south of us. this is going to be a slow process from sunday to wednesday finally slide out to sea. and where exactly does it land and sit and spin really determines who gets the worst of the rain, the coastal flooding and the strong, gusty winds. taking a peek at the time line monday, tuesday and into wednesday, very little movement. this is the friday update from the national hurricane service. it does indeed stall 100 mites south of us, most prone to the coastal flooding and beach erosion would be back through
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into portions of the mid atlantic. we have some beach erosion and coastal flooding, especially the south side of the islands as well as back into rhode island. less of a threat here across the south shore and north shore, just because we don't have the prolonged northeasterly wind, and you don't get the largest snow coming in from the south to be buffered by the south side of cape cod. taking you through sunday here, the winds will increase. we'll see some gusts 20, 30mph. when you step it up dac pushing 40 and across the islands once in a while you may see gusts closer to 50 out there. that will continue into monday itself. not overwhelming. you see a lot of nor easters up when there are wind gusts this high or higher. so we're on the fringe of this storm. it's a close call. but we certainly have the watch what's going on. best chance of rain moving in sunday night into monday, especially south of the mass pike,ial across southeastern mass, the cape and the islands. there's your highest risk for
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long island back into the mid atlantic, just because of a shift in this storm continuing to throw the large swells and huge waves back to the coastline. one thing that's good as we get enter next week is that the tides are on the astronomical lower side. so i think any coastal flooding you see on the maine coast, new hampshire coast, north shore and south shore would be on the minor side or erosion on the minor side. there could be pockets of moderate erosion and flooding down across the south side of nantucket and the vineyd. swells coming on in. satellite and radar composite today, nice and quiet. we have a couple of enjoyable days ahead of us as we see very limited amounts of moisture this afternoon, maybe a pop-up sprinkle or brief shower in a few towns. saturday the pick of the weekend. sunday mainly dry for a lot of the day. increasing clouds with an increasing breeze, and sunday night into monday and even lingering into tuesday, the best chance of showers. guys? >> christa: a spacex rocket
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it exploded in seconds. it set things back quite a bit for the program. it burst into flame as you saw as they were preparing for a special launch coming up this weekend. >> sarah: the launch involves spaceship founder mark zuckerberg. the unmanned rocket exploding before it even got into the air. it was carrying a satellite that facebook would have used to provide internet access to parts of africa. no one was hurt. still no word yet on what caused that explosion. >> christa: check this one out. it's i two bears going dumpster diving, like they often do, but you could say officers always remind you to seal your trash for a good reason. look at this. this was an absolute gold mine for the two rummaging through the garbage. then check this out. >> sarah: oh, my gosh. >> christa: yes, their dinner was interrupted by security. the dog showed up and chased
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consistent showers will be on monday. that all of course because of hermine. more on that forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. not only did tom brady play in the patriots' preseason finale for the first time since 2011, he played the entire first half. this was brady's last chance at live action before serving his four-game deflategate brady with some kind words for eli manning who did not play last night. the patriots' offense struggling to start the game. first possession, brady picked off. martellus bennett would lose a fumble on the patriots' third drive. but eventually brady got it in gear. he connects with martin for a seven-yard score. brady got 39 ?am, seven drives, finishing 16-26, 166 yards passing, including a touchdown and an interception.
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preseason they have a record of 3-1. the red sox start off a nine-game west coast road trip beginning with a three-game set with the a's out in oakland. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports. have a great day. >> sarah: up next 59: 30, the latest on our breaking news. hermine hits florida. see the damage left behind and where the storm is headed next. >> reporter: and two boys flying jetblue, one was supposed to come here to boston. where he >> christa: running wild, a rabid fox roaming around a neighborhood in weymouth. the warning for homeowners
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[ >> sarah: now 5:30. an airline apology. how jetblue explains how a child bound for new york is up in boston. >> christa: and colin kaepernick taking his protest a
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track. >> sarah: and staying up late while bruce springsteen is extending his performance at gillette stadium. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: can't wait for that concert. >> sarah: i saw him when he was at fenway. it's amazing. you're going to love it. >> christa: i'm going to come to work the next day. how about that? zombie mom. it's 5:30. it's friday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. chris lambert has a look a forecast. >> chris: you guys can tell our boss that the boss is the reason you guys are late to work or messing up in the morning. we can all go for that. we look forward to that concert. hermine, hurricane at landfall, now a tropical storm. winds 70mph, splitting hairs there as you go from 74 down to 70. as it merges off the carolina coastline, mid atlantic coastline, this will stall, blocking high pressure will prevent it from going anywhere, and it's going to stall and spin around down to the south of us.
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here, most notably late sunday into monday. we'll talk more on that forecast. in the meantime, we'll enjoy nice weather over the next couple days. temperatures starting off 50s into the lower 60s. on our way into the 70s this afternoon. more on that forecast ahead. >> christa: more on traffic with danielle gersh right now. >> danielle: a lot of people probably traveling on the roads this morning. right now looking good out there. way through somerville.ke your- let's switch cameras. take a look at the expressway. we're not watching issues south of town. routes 3, 24 and 95, all problem-free heading in or out of town on the pike. no issues route 2 and 3 all green. 93 green. back to 495, and you're problem-free heading into boston on route 1 this morning. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready the head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, only 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule.
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hurricane hermine making landfall in florida and quickly becoming a tropical storm. right now communities across the coast are bracing for the worst. a number of streets are flooded. several trees have been knocked down, as well. officials say they are predicting the stated will get up to 10 inches of rain. let's get a check of the morning's other top stories now. the f.a.a. is now investigating after three reports of planes getting targeted by lasers. now, these incidents happened a couple nights ago. two of them at logan airport and sources telling 7news two pilots also suffered eye injuries because of this. but the planes managed to land safely. babysitter in arlington is facing charges after police say she was drunk and high on drugs while taking care of a young boy. police say the woman was stumbling around while walking with the child after drinking several bottles of alcohol and taking prescription drugs. investigators say she even tried
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she'll be arraigned at the later dated. >> sarah: the airline admits to a midair mix-up for two families. two mothers panicked trying the pick up their sons only to learn they were in the wrong city. one was headed to boston, the other to new york. jennifer eagan is live at the airport with more on this story. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, scary for these parents and scary for the boys, too, who are only five years old. they're back home safe now but only after a big mix-up. maribelle martinez describes the three excruciating hours she waited for her son to arrive at logan airport on a flight from the dominican republic. >> i'm told he's not. there i'm like, oh my god, what did you do to him? where is he at? >> jennifer: cell phone video shows andy wording the flight the boston. another five-year-old boy ended
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it's not her child. it's another child with her son's passport, five-year-old boy. for three hours she thought her son was kidnapped. >> jennifer: martinez paid a $100 fee to have her son accompanied by a flight attendant because he was traveling alone. hours passed before she spoke with her son on the phone. >> mommy,er was on another airplane. when he came, he had stomach pain, pain in his knee. statement, "the children were always under the care of jetblue employees. but we realize this situation was stressful for the families. we're reviewing the incident to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future." andy arrived at j.f.k. later that day. >> i had him in my hands, thank god. >> jennifer: so jetblue covered the flights and also
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toward a future trip. the martinez family at least says they will not be flying jetblue anymore, though. live at logan airport, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now people are on the lookout for a rabid facebook on the loose in weymouth. they say it attacked a dog in someone's yard and animal control officials are warning pet owners to keep an eye on their animals. police are making a desperate plea for help to find a little boy in lawrence. r new electronic billboards with andy's picture. he was ten years old at the time he vanished from higgins memorial pool. investigate verse found no trace of andy over the past 40 years. investigators are now opening up a new tip line for anyone who might have more information on where andy might be. >> sarah: new details acted a fire that damaged a building in
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the landlord has 30 days to make changes or he could face charges. the fire broke out on wednesday. the landlord was renting out each room monthly oar weekly. according to inspectors, the building had outdated smoke detectors. the 11-year-old abington boy who was shot in the face is recovering at children's hospital in boston. police say another 11-year-old boy found a gun and accidentally shot his friend wednesday afternoon. investigators say the handgun was into whether it was properly secured in the home. >> christa: a judge has refused to drop charges against four teamster union members accused of intimidating staff members of the show "top chef." the boston "globe" is reporting that thursday's decision means the case may now move toward a jury trial. according to the indictment, the teamsters used intimidation and extortion against the tv crew for not hiring union workers
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in allston. people in manchester, new hampshire, coming together after an unsolved murder. family, friends and community members gathered together to remember denise robert one year after her murder. the 62-year-old took a walk near her home and was later found shot and killed. and her family thanked everybody for their support. >> i just want to use this opportunity to thank everyone in the community for everything that's been done you have her gratitude and my family's gratdtude. >> christa: right now authorities are still looking for roberts' killer. ism also this morning, if you are still waiting on a refund for your indycar race tickets, attorney general maura healey wants you to contact her. the "globe" reports that the city has received settlement money. the race was called off in april. >> christa: and foxborough
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time to play during his concert at gillette in two weeks. they have extended the concert curfew by 15 minutes from 11:15 until 11:30. the decision was made after springsteen broke the record for the longest u.s. concert earlier this week. so you'll get your money's worth when you go to see the concert. >> sarah: it's going to be awesome. >> christa: i can't wait. i want to see the tributes the david bowie and prince. >> sarah: take video. still ahead on 7news ash new report out this epidemic. where massachusetts sits on the list. >> christa: labor day weekend known as the last weekend of the summer. coming up, why your g.p.s. could be steering you in the wrong
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the site received more than 10,000 unique visitors in its first 24 hours. i guess you can laugh about it. that's good. >> christa: for ten minutes. then you get mad again. all right. 5:42. we have our know and go segment coming up on this friday. the technology a new study says is best for keeping kids calm before surgery. >> and three planes hit by lasers in the same night. two pilots say they were injured. we'll have the very latest coming up. >> sarah: and placing blame. whohe says is really the cause of one
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>> sarah: welcome back. time now 5:45. time nor everything you need to know to start your day off right. >> christa: you need to know about the weather, especially on a holiday weekend. snarly travel for some people. >> chris: especially when you have that cone pointing right up the eastern seaboard, right? tropical storm hermine made landfall as a hurricane last night across northwest winds. winds 70mph. this continues its movement off to the north and to the east. fairly quickly here, at least at a quick pace off the carolina coastline. then once it's off the coast, high pressure to the north and the east. not going anywhere. this is going to sit and stew around here for several days.
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off the mid atlantic coastline. how close to new england it gets dictates how much rain and witted we get. there is consensus that i think the best opportunity for this system to get hung up is a couple hundred miles to the south of us. so we'll watch the track carefully. but i do expect our best chance of getting rain in here for sunday night and into monday. sunday afternoon some of these showers could reach the cape and the islands by that point. so wind picks up out ahead of any rain that works in. the center of circulation likely hundred miles south of long island. taking a look at the wind gusts as we go into the weekend. not windy tomorrow. but the wind does increase on sunday. and you can see where the strongest gusts are along the coastline and more particularly down to the cape and the islands. may see a lot of gusts closer to 40mph to the cape and the islands. second half of the weekend into monday itself, maybe even closer to 50 back down across the islands. for the rest of us, occasionally 35 or 40 south shore, north shore out of the northeast.
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we talk about it all winter long. the northeast wind will stay over the weekend. 64 ins with right now. 50s in a lot of the suburbs. it is quiet into the midwest. we enjoy a couple quiet days ahead of us. just enough instability this afternoon that there may be one or two sprinkles or lone brief showers that pop up, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds with low humidity in place. all eyes on the weekend. a lot of us staying mainly dry especially down through the cape and the islands. could have some late-day rain across the cape and the islands, but better chance of some rain working in sunday night through monday. guys? >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's a look at the expressway this morning. nice sunrise there, too. not too bad. braintree to boston about 25 minutes. things are slowing down, but definitely could be worse. let's go to the maps. south of town, a lot of green on routes 3, 24 and 95. not watching any issues there. you're problem-free heading in
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route 2 and 3 are fine. 93 a little slow and go back to 495. no major delays, and route 1 looking good. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 22 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. that's your longest drive this morning. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, only 11 minutes. no issues on the "t." on the commuter rail, though, we're watching some delays on the providence-stoughton line. back to you, guys. no right now the f.a.a. is investigating three reports planes getting targeted by lasers. very carrie. sources are telling 7news that two pilots actually suffered eye injuries. >> sarah: we're told the planes were able to land safely. jennifer eagan is live at logan airport with more on the story. >> christa: sarah and christa, good morning. frightening moments for the crew on board. a green laser hit the windshield, and the pilots say it did injure their eyes. this happened two nights ago as
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making its final approach to logan airport. according to the f.a.a., the plane was 10 miles northeast of the airport when the laser beam struck the windshield and caused unknown eye injuries to the pilots. it's unclear if they were just temporarily blinded or if they received some kind of more permanent eye injuries. the plane landed safely three minutes later. another plane, this one a delta flight coming in from atlanta, also reported being hit with laser beam in the same spot ten miles northeast of the airport. that happened just two minutes earlie no crew member was hurt in that incident. then there was a third incident over north adams out in the western part of the state. that plane also reports being hit by a laser beam. this also happened two nights ago. no one injured in that incident. the state police was notified of all three cases and the pay is now investigating. we're live at logan airport this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new this morning, parents in attleboro are demanding answers after budget cuts have limited police
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they do not now have any crossing guards. and this comes after the city announced that it would be cutting back education funding. police say they decided which corners would not have patrols by analyzing traffic in the area. parents say the city is not putting their children's safety first. >> i would be shocked if it stayed like this. i hope that they would change the policy and get their crossing guards back. >> answer officials are urging more parents to talk to their kids walking to school. an independent investigator has released a report documenting widespread sexual abuse at an elite rhode island boarding school. that report says that ten employees at st. george's school sexually abused at least 51 students in the 1970s and '80s. it also found that one in five girls who attended that school at that time were attacked by an athletic trainer. ism friends and family of one of
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are preparing for a final farewell today. the two sisters were stabbed to death in their home last week. one sister was originally from stone hamp she was laid the rest on thursday. they both worked as nurse practitioners. neighbor has come forward saying he is responsible for their deaths. he reportedly lived in a metal shed right across the street from hem. he's being held without bail. >> christa: happening today, convicted rapist brock will be released from jail after serving three months. he's a former stanford university swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster and was sentenced to six months in jail. public outcry at that sentence led to the judge's request to be removed from criminal cases. turner is being let out early on good behavior. new this morning, colin kaepernick is addressing his controversial protest after he once again did not stand during
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team's preseason game. for is second or third straight week, kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem. he says there is a misunderstanding about the reason behind his protest. he and teammate aaron reed knelt during the game against the chargers. the quarterback says he's protesting racial injustice specifically related to police brutality, but he says his protest has been taken in a way he did not intend. >> i think it's a misunderstanding. you know, the media painted this as i'm anti-american, anti-men and women of the military, and that's not the case at all. we came up with taking a knee because there are issues that still need to be addressed, and it was also a way to show more respect to the men and women that fight for this country. >> christa: kaepernick received scattered booed.
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kaepernick says he will donate $1 million to communities that help. >> sarah: subway pitchman gerald fogle filing a motion against the parents of one of his sex abuse victims in indiana. it argues he's not responsible for the young girl's emotional distress and her parents' alcohol abuse is the cause. this is part of a lawsuit filed against fogle back in march. he's serving 16 years behind bars. >> christa: new this morning the c.e.o. of the company that's responsi f executives a special incentive plan if they hit profit targets. mylan gave 100 employees a one-time reward for doubling the company's per 46 share earnings over a five-year period. people are outraged over the raise of epipens prices over the past ten years, that increase. it's gone up from $90 to $600.
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the epipen for half the cause. >> sarah: a new report by the trut for america's health found at least one in five adults is obese. researchers found that louisiana is the the heaviest state in the u.s. with an obesity rate of 36%. colorado is the thinnest. massachusetts' obesity rate is 24.3%, putting us sixth lowest in the country. researchers are saying that ipads can work just as well as before surgery. in a study, researchers say half the children were given a sedative, the other half an ipad. both groups had similar act disoity but the ipad group has no'd effects and were easier to put under anesthesia. >> christa: some people are headed out of town. msn has listed the top mistakes people make when they hit the
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on gps. it certainly is on the map, isn't it? it could stop working or give you bad directions to map out your route beforehand. just to be on the safe side. okay. the second is traveling without an itinerary, not having one can force you to missed out on great hotel deals and faster drivers. road trips can put a lot of strain on the car you rely on every day, so you might want to go ahead and consider instead. and chris, you don't need any help with this over the wednesday weekend. there's a hot line for that. you can call the long horn steakhouse hot line from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. i love it. it's like the butter ball turkey hot line. very important matters. >> andy: right, chris? >> chris: slow cook the ribs and don't press down on the burgers while they're cooking. get a little dimple in the
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sun and clouds. all eyes over the weekend, best grilling weather will be on saturday. breezy sunday. rain by monday. >> sarah: all right. we'll be right back.
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>> christa: breaking news. hurricane hermine making landfall in florida. the life-threatening storm packing powerful winds and rain. >> sarah: in boston, multiple reports of lasers pointed at planes causing injury to two pilots. >> christa: and a baby-sitter accused of being high and drunk on the job. what neighbors witnessed with a
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ism brady set to start his suspension. the pats' q.b. talking about cheering for the team from afar. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and it's 6:00 a.m. on this friday. you are looking at live pictures of the florida gulf coast. lots of heavy rain there. hermine roaring ashore as a hurricane overnight now downgraded to a tropical storm. this is the first hurricane to directly strike the sunshine state in more than a d >> sarah: as a category one storm, it packed 80mph winds. >> reporter: more than a decade since a hurricane actually made landfall in florida. this was supposed to be the bull's-eye. but apalachicola really dodging a bullet overnight. it's a little soggy here this morning, but no wind, no rain, a far cry from the furious wind, the intense storm surge and a whole lot of rain that came
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making landfall near st. marks florida with 80mph winds, hurricane hermine pounded florida's gulf coast. >> our northwest corner of our county probably saw the eye of the storm pass right over us. >> reporter: heavy rain, high winds, flooding and power outages all from the first hurricane to hit florida in 11 years. now, as the storm passes, officials telling people the stay indoors. >> we're encouraging people to stay out of the water. please if you can stay home. it's not an emergency. this is not a time to be outside seeing what the damage did. i know people are interested in that stuff, but it really hampers us and it is an unsafe environment right now. >> reporter: hermine now a tropical storm as it crosses florida, heading toward georgia and the carolinas. and that storm and its redid u.c.l.a. will go all the way up the eastern seaboard.
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concerned about what that does mean for this upcoming long weekend. and the more immediate future, northern florida and southern georgia concerned about tornadoes, and today lots of people waking up in the dark, tens of thousands of power outages across florida. reporting live in apalachicola, i'm diane gallagher, back to you. >> sarah: now to chris lambert. >> chris: right now we have winds 70mph. hermine now a tropical storm. it hour in terms of its wind speed. expected to go over the carolina coastline. and this is where it gets stuck. we're talking a long duration of slowdown from sunday all the way until wednesday before hobbling out late week to the south and to the east of new england. big blocking area of the high pressure to the north and to the east is going to prevent it from going out to sea. what do i expect here in new england? the wind will increase on sunday, especially across the
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sunday afternoon and sunday night. the best opportunity to pick up on some rain would be sunday night into monday. maybe even some lingering showers on tuesday. doesn't look like a direct landfall across southern new england. keep an eye on it. it's closer. you can increase some of those wind speeds, especially across the cape and the islands. keep an eye on things as you get into tuesday and wednesday and see how this evolves and where it's finally started to fade out to sea. upper 50s to low 60s right now. enjoy the next couple days. we have some comfortable weather ahead of us thiser and a spot sprinkle or shower much of the time on the dry side. saturday the pick of the weekend. sunday mostly a dry day. that wind starts to increase. the clouds on out. if you're down across the cape on sunday afternoon, you'll notice the wind. showers by late in the day. rainiest day on monday. more in the forecast. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway. it's not looking too bad out there. if you're getting ready to head
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south of town, routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. the pike, problem-free heading in and out of boston this morning. route 2 and 3 no issues. 93, you're fine back to 495. and heading into town on route 1, looking good. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. your longest drive is only 20 minutes. so not too bad. 12 minutes into town on the pike on 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim, 11 minutes this morning. the "t" running on schedule. on the commuter rail, providence-stoughton line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news in somerville. investigators believe someone intentionally set fire to vehicles earlier this morning. you can see the damage that was done to a truck and a motorcycle. the fire chief says the molotov cocktail was found in the area. police are reviewing surveillance video in hopes of identifying a suspect. >> christa: now to a dangerous distraction for pilots here in massachusetts.
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you've heard of these kinds of situations before, but sources tell 7news that in this case two pilots were hurt while flying near logan airport. so let's go to 7's jennifer eagan, who is at logan with more on what happened to them. jen in. >> jennifer: christa, it's unclear if those pilots were temporarily blinded or if they received some kind of more permanent eye injury, but frightning for the crew on board that one flight either way. a green laser hit the windshield. this happened two nights ago as an flying from charlotte, north carolina, was making its final approach to logan. according to the f.a.a., the plane was 10 miles northeast of the airport when the laser beam struck the wind shead and caused unknown eye injuries to the pilots. the plane landed safely three minutes later. another plane, this one a delta flight coming in from atlanta, also reported being hit with a later beam ten miles northeast of the airport that. happened two minutes earlier. no crew member was hurt in that
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north adams in the western part of the state. no one hurt in that incident. the state police were notified of all three cases and the f.a.a. is now investigating. live at logan airport, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a babysitter in arlington under arrest. police say she was stumbling through the streets drunk and high while she was caring for a young child. 7's victoria warren is live. vicki, this woman was hired through care.com? >> victoria: she was. and the company says that they are very upset to arrest. arlington police say they found alcohol bottles inside of this woman's car. they say she was taking pills. she was arrested and now she's facing a charge of child
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a baby-sitter arrested in arlington. police say she was stumbling through the streets drunk and high. while she was caring for a young child. >> with the little boy about 20 feet behind her trailing along, and she didn't look like she was paying attention to him. >> victoria: matthew wolfe immediately concerned for the child. >> she didn't look coherent. >> victoria: another neighbor called 911 after the baby-sitter tried to get into the wrong house. >> i think it was a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs that she consumed that day, and it affected her. she be d >> victoria: arlington police found empty alcohol bottles in her car. it was 1:30 in the afternoon, but she had been watching the young boy for hours. the boy's family hired her from care.com, using her for months. police want to know what background checks were done, because they say this nanny had been arrested before for receiving stolen property and a motor vehicle violation. the boy was okay and reunited with his mom. neighbors thankful for that. >> this woman just was... she didn't care is what it looked like. >> victoria: care.com says this hits them hard. they say they've already reached out to the arlington police
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any way that they can. as for the babysitter, she will at some point go before a judge. live this morning in arlington, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: police are continuing to investigate a suspicious death in dunbarton, new hampshire. investigators say someone died inside a home on thursday. the attorney general's office has not revealed what exactly happened. investigators were seen going in and out of the home all day on thursday. state police have set up a command post in the area. official s notifying family members of the victim about what happened. police say there is no danger to the public. police searching for answers after a deadly hit-and-run in milford. on thursday, the owner of the tractor-trailer involved in the crash turned the himself into police. this morning family and friends are mourning the loss of barbara clement after she was killed by the 18-wheeler. police is say the tractor-trailr ran over clement while she was crossing the street and then kept driving.
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surveillance photos of the big rig. police say clement was a constable in town. >> she loved everybody. she would help you no matter what happened. even with that gruff exterior she had. people really got to know her. she has a lot of relatives in this area that really love her. >> sarah: the truck driver has not been charged. police are trying to figure out if e. coli even knew he hit the victim. the suspicious man who allegedly ran a jogger off the road in shirley turned out to be a misunderstanding. investigators say the man genuinely wanted to offer a bottle of water to the woman because she looked thirsty. police say the man has apologized for scaring her. >> christa: tom brady talking about leaving t his team for a month. >> they understand what they need to do in order to win. i'll be cheering like hell. >> christa: brady starting his suspension saying he would be cheering on the team while he's
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workplace for a month, but he got a little action on the field in the season finale. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio at gillette with more on how brady did and what he's saying. nicole? >> nicole: well, christa, the patriots may have lost their final preseason game, but they'll be losing a lot more once that regular season starts. brady's suspension starts tomorrow. he'll be sitting out the first four days. >> brady takes the snap. he rolls to the right. >> >> nicole: patriots' fans watched tom brady throw his last touchdown pass for at least a month. he played the entire first half of last night's preseason game as his suspension is set to start tomorrow. >> i haven't thought about it much. i did the best i could do. >> nicole: brady began serving his four-game suspension on saturday at 4:00 p.m. when that happens, he can't have any contact with the team, attend practice or go to gillette. for brady, that's unchartered territory.
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"unchartered." we'll just do the best we can do. i'm sure i'll be curious in watching at some level. you know, so we'll see. >> nicole: last night brady took 39 snaps. he covered seven drives. he had a touchdown and interception. he's hoping the action of the past few weeks will get him ready for october. >> i think it all helps. the practice is really important. but ultimately it's a game decision and getting hit, it's all about decision making as a quarterback. >> nicole: until then, he'll learn what it's like to watch the team as a fan. >> i'll be cheering like hell. i know our fans do that, too. i don't know if it helps us win, but, you know, that's what you do when you're watching. >> nicole: brady will be able that rejoin the team on october 3rd, which means his first game back will be against the
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gillette, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: don't forget, the pats' season opener is a week from sunday. they're headed out to arizona to take on the cardinals on september 11th. and you can see the game right here on 7 nbc. >> sarah: still ahead, an airline flies children to the wrong destination. one boy bound for boston ends up in another city. what jetblue is saying about this mix-up. >> christa: and a spacex rocket explodes on the la the major loss for mark zuckerberg today. >> sarah: plus explosive problems with samsung phones. the major move the company just announced overnight. >> chris: tracking hermine in the tropics. before we get to that, we have nice days ahead of us. a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. much of the time dry. tomorrow a good-looking weekend day.
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>> sarah: we're following breaking news right now. people in northwest florida are getting hammered by tropical storm hermine. it made landfall a as a category one hurricane with 80mph winds. the storm is already toppling trees. you can feeling this right now. >> christa: so a lot of us will be heading out of town for labor day. chris, it sounds like this could snarl air travel on labor day, huh? >> chris: especially on the coastline down through the mid atlantic. strongest winds and heaviest rain along the shores there. taking a look down through the carolinas, certainly along coastal carolinas. issues the next couple days. here is tropical storm hermine down from a category one hurricane just barely.
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this storm track off to the north and to the east here, and as we get through the next couple days, i do expect that this storm will continue its motion off the coastline of the carolinas and eventually coming closer to the new england coastine. i want to track this. 70mph. this is off the carolina coastline. notice that tight track. a lot of confidence in that. also confident that it's going to stall avocado the mid atlantic coastline and south of new england, waffling around and that remains to be seen. that's why you see this huge extensive cone essentially become a circle as we come down the line. sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, hardly any movement in four days. watch where exactly this stalls out. most indication is that it's off the mid atlantic coastline a couple hundred miles south of new england some that's most likely the case. the impact will be over the weekend, which increases the wind on sunday, especially across the cape and the islands,
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showers arrive across the cape and the islands and sunday night into monday, a band of some showers and gusty winds will likely come in here. now the brunt of the storm still well to the south of us here, but because it's so slow moving, we ken want to watch this on tuesday and wednesday, the exact track of that low going close to the islands and the cape or a couple hundred miles off shore still where it's not as much of an impact. i think the strongest winds out of this for the weekend as it increases sunday afternoon and sunday night would be ss cape and the islands and along the south coast mple it's not out of the question but just the sheer pressure difference in the high bank across northern new england, the low, the tropical low south of us could see gusts over 40mph across the cape. maybe pushing 50 over the islands. certainly a breezy day late sunday and into monday along the coastline of eastern mass. 35, 40mph out of the northeast. best chance of rain again will be on sunday night into monday. in the meantime, comfortable
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comfortable afternoon the next couple afternoons. do expect temperatures generally running into the 70s. could be a spot sprinkle or shower today. most of the time it's dry. rain arriving late sunday into monday. >> christa: danielle gersh is watching fast track traffic. a typical friday it sounds like. >> danielle: you know what, things are moving fast out there. good news, especially if you're hitting the roads for labor day, getting out of town. here's a look at 93 as you make your way through somerville. not looking too bad. switch cameras and take a look at the expressway now. traffic moving there, as well. let's go to the maps. a lot of green south of town on route 3, 24 and 95. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. route 2 and 3 all green. you're fine. 93 pretty much all green back to 495. and no delays on route 1. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20 minutes is your longest drive braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. no delays into town on the pike from 128 or on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. just 11 minutes.
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providence-stoughton line. back to you, guys. >> christa: the story now about that explosion on a spacex rocket there. right on the launchpad in cape that naff ral, florida. it was supposed to carry a multimillion dollar satellite into space. let's go to 7's nancy chen with more on what happened. >> nancy: christa, good morning to you. fortunately no one was hurt in that explosion, but this is a major setback for spacex during a launch that has been set for saturday. instead two explosions happened about 20ut this was thursday morning. thick black smoke could be seen billowing into the air. this video of first explosion. that rocket was supposed to carry a private satellite as part of a partnership with facebook to bring internet access to parts of the world without it. now, for spacex, this was also supposed to be the company's ninth launch of the year after last december's historic launch of 11 satellites, but that success was perceived by several
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companies, including a spacex explosion shortly after liftoff back in june of 2015. the falcon nine rocket loss on thursday is the same design that is supposed to one day carry two men to the space station. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: that's so fascinating looking into a possible cause. they were saying that satellite alone worth $200 million. that doesn't even count the research and all that tied up in the rocket. >> sarah: mark zuckerberg investing in tha a still ahead, we have a warning on the south shore. we have more on an injury caused by a bus. >> plus cvs paying up and promising to tighten policies on opioids. >> christa: tom brady set to start his suspension, but something he did at the end of
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. not only did tom brady play in the patriots' preseason finale for the first time since 2011, he played the entire first half. this was brady's last chance at live action before serving his four-game deflategate suspension. brady with some kind words for eli manning, who did not play last night. the patriots' offense struggling to start the game. first possession, brady picked off. martellus bennett would lose a fumble on the patriots' third drive. but eventually brady got it in gear. late in the first he connects with martin for a seven-yard score. brady got 39 snaps, seven drives, finishing 16-26, 166 yards passing, including a touchdown and an interception. patriots lose it 17-9 and end the preseason with a record of 3-1. the red sox start off a nine-game west coast road trip beginning with a three-game set with the a's out in oakland. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports.
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metlife stadium with a souvenir. he traded jerseys with odell beckham, jr. the pats' q.b. promised he would give beckham a jersey last year. so the two made sure to meet up on the field after the game ended last night. during the game, brady scrambled for a ten-yard run. he later joked about that play, bringing up the name of another pro bowl player. >> at least i'll be a little bit of a threat out there. i know i'll never be like russell wilson, but if i can make one or two, i know that helps us out. >> sarah: now that he's set to begin serving his suspension, brady says he'll definitely be cheering on his teammates as he is forced to watch the next four games from home. probably different for him. >> christa: we don't expect him to be russell wilson. we like him the way he is.
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company after reports of an explosion. >> reporter: and two boys flying jetblue swap passports and flights. one was supposed co -- to come here to boston. where he ended up coming up. >> sarah: and we're watching tropical storm hermine in
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>> reporter: breaking news. hurricane hermine storms into the gulf coast. parts of florida getting pounded with damaging winds. >> christa: how a flight bound for boston ends up in new york city. how an airline sent two kids to the wrong cities. >> sarah: colin kaepernick booed for not standing for the national anthem again. >> what i did was taken out of context. >> sarah: the quarterback planning the take his protest a step further as other nfl players join him. >> this is 7news "today in new
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>> sarah: hermine downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall in florida as a category one hurricane. the storm is moving across the state now into georgia. >> christa: so when it roared ashore, it packed 80mph winds and of course heavy rain, as well. high winds knocked down trees on top of cars and homes. some low-lying areas covered in water. a few injuries have been reported, as well. so with more on her potential impact on our area for the holiday weekend, of course, labor day looking very rainy for us. here's meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: christa, the best chance of rain sunday night into monday. this is going the track off the carolina coastline. once it gets off the carolina coastline and goes into the mid atlantic coastline, it's going to be a big slowdown there. the storm essentially getting stuck off the mid atlantic coastline south of new england.
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here, sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday and even into thursday. so very slow-moving storm creating likery a lot of coastal flooding and erosion from long island south through the mid atlantic. and some possible across new england, as well. big, blocking area of the high pressure going out to sea. so what do i suspect over the weekend, rip currents, rough seas, pretty much a lot. the wind will increase on sunday, especially in the afternoon, and especially across the cape and the islands. the bes this, i think the rain chance will arrive on sunday night into monday and the best chance of picking up any showers on sunday during the day would be the south coast of new england. that will be down across the cape and the islands and back into buzzards bay. until then, a beautiful afternoon ahead of us. temperatures running into the 70s and a mission of sun and clouds, a lot of spot sprinkles, but today and tomorrow, an enjoyable day. >> christa: so far a closer look at the damage being done by hermine. we'll head live to florida in
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right now, though, fast track traffic with danielle gersh. what's going on? >> danielle: it's been a really quiet morning. here is a look at 93 as you make your way through somerville. no issues here. we're watching our first incident of the morning. it's 6:30. things have been good so far. a vehicle blocking the right shoulder southbound on route 93 at concord street. it's not causing any major delays. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, about 20 minutes. route 3 looks good. 24, 95 northbound. as you approach 128. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike this morning. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20 minutes is your longest drive, braintree to boston expressway, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128 and on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. no issues on the "t." we're still watching some delays on the commuter rail on the providence-stoughton line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the day's top
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green lasers. two happened at logan airport and one in western mass. two pilots suffered eye injuries, the planes, though, landed safely. a babysitter in arlington is facing charges after police say she was drunk and high on drugs while taking care of a young boy. police say the woman was stumbling around while walking with the child after drinking several bottles of alcohol and taking prescription drugs. investigators say she even tried to enter the wrong house date. >> christa: also this morning, jetblue apologizing for a flight fail, not one but two of them. the airline sent two young boys two the wrong destination. one was supposed to end up in boston, he went to new york city. jennifer eagan is at logan. jen, i can't even imagine how those parents felt. >> jennifer: christa, scary for the parents and the two boys, beth of whom are only five
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they're back home safe now, but only after a big mix-up. maribelle martinez describes the three excruciating hours she waited for her five-year-old son to arrive at logan airport on a jetblue fright from the dominican republic. >> i'm told he's not. i'm like, oh, my god, what did you do to him? where is he at? >> jennifer: cell phone video shows andy wording the flight the boston. another five-year-old boy ended up at j.f.k. with her son's passport. >> she goes to see him. it's not her child. it's another child with her son's passport, five-year-old boy. for three hours she thought her son was kidnapped. >> jennifer: martinez paid a $100 fee to have her son accompanied by a flight attendant because he was traveling alone. hours passed before she spoke with her son on the phone. >> mommy, i was placed on another airplane. when he came, he had stomach
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statement, "the children were always under the care of jetblue crew members,, but we realize this situation was distressing for the families. we we're reviewing the incident to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future." andy arrived at j.f.k. later that day. >> and cried. i then had him in my hands, thank god. >> jennifer: so jetblue covered the flights and also offered them a $2,000 credit toward a future trip. the martinez family at least says they will not be flying jetblue anymore, though. live at logan airport, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the 11-year-old abington boy who was shot in the face is recovering at children's hospital in boston. police say another 11-year-old boy found a gun and accidentally shot his friend wednesday
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was registered, but they're looking into whether it was properly secured in that home. police are on the lookout for a rabid fox in weymouth. investigators say it attacked a dog in someone's yard and infected it with rabies. animal control officials are warning pet owners to keep an eye on their animals. >> christa: cbs will be paying massachusetts $795,000 after a investigation into how the pharmacy dispensed opioids. the state's atty provide pharmacists with a way to access the state's prescription monitoring program, an online database designed to limit the number of opioids patients can get. the pharmacy will require pharmacists to check that day ba base before they dispense them. >> christa: coming up next, controversy for colin kaepernick. the quarterback moving forward with his national anthem protest and getting some company, as well. >> sarah: and dangerous cell phones. what samsung is doing this
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>> sarah: 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is moving forward with his protest of the national anthem. >> christa: so he knelt during the anthem last night. san diego fans booed him. [booing] now, kaepernick did get some added support when his teammate erick reed joined him. the q.b. says he's protesting racial injustus, but he also says his protest has been taken >> i realize that men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put their selves in harms way for my freedom of speech and my freedoms in this country and my freedom to take a seat or take a knee. so i have the it most respect for them, and i think what i did was taken out of context and slanted a difficult way. >> christa: kaepernick is
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donate the first $1 million he makes to communities who have experienced the kind of injustice he says he's fighting. >> sarah: all right. well, coming up next on 7news, we're watching tropical storm hermine that made landfall as a hurricane. live reports in florida coming up next. >> reporter: and hear from neighbors who say they saw a baby-sitter drunk and high while caring for a young child. >> christa: all and tom brady's suspension sendoff. the pats' q.b. talking about how he'll be watching his team play
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> sarah: a hurricane hammering florida's gufl coast. hermine dumping rain and whipping up waves as the storm makes landfall. >> reporter: planes hit by two pilots were hurt and officials want to know who is shooting the lasers into the sky. >> reporter: and a baby-sitter accused of being under the influence. what police say this woman was on while she was supposed to be caring for a three year old. >> christa: and hermine is pouring heavy rain on florida. look at the winds this morning. also georgia affected by this. we'll have a live report from that region in a few minutes. >> sarah: first a look at forecast. how it's going to affect us
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going to get system rain? >> chris: sunday night into monday is the best chance of rain. not much to talk about until then. we have a comfortable start to the day. quite a bit of sunshine. a mix of sun and clouds through the day. a lot of spots. a little breeze, low humidity, temperatures running mid to upper 70s. so very comfortable outside. tropical storm hermine continues its journey off to the east. consistent with the track over next few days. once we get into sunday and beyond, that's where thingsre huge area of the high pressure to the north and the east, blocking this, preventing it from going out to sea. so sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, very little change in where it is. this is going to sit and spin its wheels right south of new england and just off the mid atlantic coastline thanks to the blocking high. so what does it mean for us? winds will increase on sunday. i think much of the day is dry, although we may get some showers in here sunday afternoon, sunday evening down through the cape and the islands. better chance of rain working in
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the storm is far south of us, but just the sheer difference in high pressure and low pressure to the south creates that strong wind. so i wouldn't be surprised sunday afternoon, sunday evening to see gusts over 40mph across the cape and the islands. a gusty day on monday, winds gusting maybe 30 to 40 along the coastline with showers blowing on inch and even on tuesday, lingering showers across the area. gusty wind across southeastern mass. that cone, you saw that more in the n a circle and include parts of new england. the line wednesday and thursday. probably the most likely south of new england. we'll keep an eye on things. the front half of the weekend does look dry. we increase that rain chance especially by monday. guys? >> sarah: hurricane hermine is doing damage along the florida panhandle. trees have tumbled over. streets are just flooded. >> christa: and officials report a few injuries from the storm as well. we know there are emergencies in three different states.
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gallagher reporting to us this morning. diane? >> i'm in apalachicola. this is supposed to be the bull's-eye. this is where the first hurricane to hit the state of florida in more than a decade with first two made land. instead it happened east of here and if you can kind of look around me, you see there's no rain and no wind. it's definitely soggy, but the shrimp boats that were put in position very tightly and secured last night have not moved. we're not seeing too much debris in the roadways here, which of course is a what we had last night. the wind was intense, just howling through the night. we had the rain that went on for hours and hours, maybe 16 hours worth of rain leading up to the storm and after that storm there, and then, of course, there was that storm surge. so now here in apalachicola, they may have dodged that, but in tallahassee, florida, we're talking about 100,000 plus power outages. so many roads are blocked off because of what the wind pushed into the road.
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basically in the dark. what makes it so difficult is the wind is still kicking up. so it is power crews to get the power back on, get the lights and the air conditioning back on for people. it's going to be difficult, because they can't work in those conditions. so that's sort of the new challenge for people in florida today. a lot of that floodwater has receded. and they're working to get the lights back on as that storm moves off the eastern seaboard. and now it threatens the coastal communities of north carolina, south carolina and georgia o for them on this last weekend of summer. >> christa: and a big travel weekend for a lot of folks, as well. thank you so much, diane, reporting live. and now to danielle gersh with fast track traffic. >> danielle: as you're getting ready to head out the door, it's not too bad. 93 southbound investigate down as they make their way through somerville. switch cameras, take a look at the expressway northbound. not too bad. let's go to the maps. a lot of green on the maps. braintree to boston, only about 20 minutes. on route 24 northbound, you're
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and up to 128. same on 95 northbound. but route 3, no issues. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. route 2 and 3 north of town looking good. 93 really not bad, back to 495678 then somerville things slow down. route 1, no major delays. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 1 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 13 minutes on 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. no still watching some delays on the commuter rail on the providence-stoughton line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news in somerville. investigators believe someone intentionally set fire to vehicles earlier this morning. you can see the damage that was done to a truck and a motorcycle. the fire chief says a molotov cocktail was found in the area. police are reviewing surveillance video in hopes of identifying a suspect. >> christa: a dangerous
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pointed at planes. what's worse this time around, two pilots were injured while they were flying near logan airport. let's get the latest from 7's jennifer eagan at logan this morning. jen, it sounds like their eyes were injured here. >> jennifer: christa, it's unclear if they were temporarily blindinged or if they received a more permanent eye injury. frightening moments on board that a laser hit the windshield of that plane. this happened two nights ago as an american airlines flight from charlotte, north carolina, was making its final approach the logan airport. the plane was ten miles northeast of the airport when the laser beam struck the windshield and caused unknown eye injuries to the pilots. the plane landed safely three minutes later. another plane, this one a delta flight coming in from atlanta, also reported being hit with a laser beam in the same spot ten miles northeast of the airport. that happened just two minutes
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incident. then there was a third incident in north adams in the western part of the state. no one hurt in that incident. the state police were notified in all three cases and the f.a.a. is now investigating. live at logan airport this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: now to a dis, turning arrest. a baby-sitter handcuffed after police say she was drunk and high and stumbling next to the child she was watching. 7's victoria warren is live in arlington now with more. vicki? police also say that she was so messed up that she was trying to get into the wrong home with the child. someone called police. she was arrested, and she's facing child endanger. charges. all of this happening in arlington around 1:30 p.m. neighbors reported seeing the woman stumbling around the roadway with a young boy in tow. police say she was 51 years old and she smelled strongly of alcohol and they say they found
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that she not only consumed several alcoholic beverages, but police say she had also taken prescription drugs earlier in the day. police called the boy's mother. the mother came home to reunite with the three-year-old son. she told police she had hired the babysitter through care.com. neighbors say they are shocked. >> the little boy about 20 feet behind her trailing along. she didn't look like she was paying attention to him. i stopped for a second. i was on my way. she glanced over. i said, okay, she's with him, but she didn't look like she was paying attention at all. >> police also say she has a criminal record. care.com says this hits them very hard. they say they've already reached out to the arlington police department and they have said they will cooperate with the investigation any way they can. this woman will at some point go before a judge. live this morning in arlington, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england."
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for android users. samsung is recalling millions of smartphones as the device can catch fire and explode while charging. this comes just two weeks after the phones launched. in the coming weeks, samsung will offer customers a new product for free. 2.5 million galaxies have already been sold. >> christa: tom brady opening up before starting his >> they're going to understand what they need to do and we're going to win. i'll be cheering them on. >> christa: the pats' q.b. says he's going to be cheering them on while he's away. brady will be separated from the team for the next month, but he got some action on the field in the preseason finale. 7's nicole oliverio live at gillette. nicole? >> nicole: this is the first preseason game, the final preseason game that brady has played in since 2011.
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playing too much, but that's the last look we'll get at brady for at least a month because his suspension officially starts tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. so brady will have to serve that four-game suss sphengs, and effective tomorrow, he's not allowed to have any contact with the team. he can't go to the games an he can't be here at gillette. brady says this is uncharted territory for him, so he's hoping all the action he's seen in the preseason games will get him ready when he's able to >> i'll be cheering like hell. so i know i can't do that, too. i don't know how much it helps us win, but, you know, that's what you do. >> bridie takes the snap. he rolls to the right. >> so brady saying he' watch the games in some faction. he says this will all but new for him, having to watch at home. he'll be able to enjoy the team on october 3rd. his first game back with the pats will be against the browns. that's the latest live from
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nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new englandful". >> sarah: even the bears have the cool off in the summer. and this family, there we go. no, wait. back and forth. even bears get to cool off in the summer's heat. this family of four decided to do just that in somebody's swimming pool in southern california. the two cubs loved it. but the owner of the pool not so much. he says he chased the bears away because they so they tried the neighbor's pool. i love he has that. so cute. >> sarah: pretty good at the doggie style. who knew bears could swim like that? 74 to 79 this and. low thiewsmty, a milk of sun and clouds this afternoon. tracking hermine over the weekend. chance of rain sunday night and monday heading into tuesday.
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