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>> sarah: we are tracking the path of tropical storm hermine this afternoon. the storm making landfall as a category one hurricane early flooding streets. it's now been downgraded to a tropical storm. people on the east coast are still bracing for impact. >> christa: we have team coverage of the damage left behind. jay gray is in savannah, georgia. jay? >> reporter: hey, christa, sarah, we are getting a bit of a break in the conditions. good news here. how powerful have the wind gusts been within the last 15 minutes or so? this tree behind us snapped. we have seen intense rains
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we know that more is on the way. hurricane hermine slammed into the florida panhandle overnight. bringing with it powerful winds, 80 miles an hour. gusts even stronger. >> yeah. we are going to lose the power line here. >> reporter: the first storm to make landfall in florida in 11 years. definitely leaving a mark. >> just because it is clear outside does not mean it's safe. >> reporter: snapping trees, crushing cars and homes, and knocking power out to tens of thousands. water pounding the coastline and surging inland. leaving behind devastation. crews in cedar key are assessing the damage this morning. cinder block walls and this dock couldn't withstand the thrashing. hermine has dropped to tropical storm status and is heading up the east coast. parts of georgia and the carolinas under a state of emergency. >> we expect tropical storm-force winds between 30-40 miles per hour, sustained. >> reporter: preparations
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preventing excessive damage there. >> we want everyone to please be safe. >> reporter: officials warning beach-goers that dangerous rip currents are expected throughout the holiday weekend. surfers along the coast, though, taking advantage of the changing conditions ahead of the storm. yes. certainly, nothing to play with, though. you can see a few people here have come out and try to assess the situation as we get a break in the conditions here. it is a wit deceptive. we are in between bands here. we are going to see more rain maybe. 10-12 inches. wind gusts, 40-45 miles an hour. that is the latest on conditions here in savannah, georgia. i'm jay gray, 7 news. >> sarah: thanks, jay. the concern now is how it will impact us here in new england, of course. >> christa: bri, sounds like we are going to see some rain. >> bri: much-needed rain. we need the rain. we could hope for more.
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now, the center of this storm west of savannah where jay gray was. you can see it spinning its wheels. but look at the reach of the storm system at this point. sending that heavier thunderstorm activity, stronger winds, and heavier rainfall into southern carolina. south carolina. into north carolina as well. even drawing more tropical storm into the central part of florida at this point. now, this is the current status of tropical storm hermine. 50-mile-per-hour winds. to florida. 80-mile-per-hour winds at that point. we are going to continue to follow this track. this is the official forecast track from the national hurricane center. you can see it heading through the carolinas. and just offshore, in north carolina, still as a tropical storm. but the latest update says that there is the potential that this storm could actually briefly restrengthen into a category one hurricane: as it gets over the warm ocean waters once again. then it just kind of stalls out here off the coast of the
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the big question for us is how far north does that storm get? and will the effects of that storm be able to far reach into southern new england? and there are still a lot of uncertainties with that. you can see how big that circle is. we will have to cover this in more detail and talk about your extended forecast come in a few minutes. >> christa: okay, bri. thank you. stay with 7 news as we track the path of the storm. you can see the latest weather reports on-line, on tv, obviously. and our 7 news app as well. >> sarah: an uber driver assaulted a passenger. he is under arrest. >> christa: steve cooper with more. steve in >> reporter: well, troubling charges here. in fact, this is the third time in five days that an uber driver in the boston area is in trouble with the law. and this particular case, boston police investigators say a female passenger was raped by this uber driver. boston police arrest 32-year-old michael vedrine
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charged with two counts of rape and two counts of indecent sexual assault. police say if brockton man picked up the young woman in boston after she requested an uber ride and the attack occurred sometime wednesday morning. according to detectives, vedrine, when questioned by police, said the victim was extremely drunk when he picked her up to drive her home. the uber driver went on to admit to having sexual intercourse with the victim but stated it was consensual. dr of uber drivers in the area. including this man, paul griffin. he was arraigned in malden district court earlier this week on charges of gross lewdness. recent incidents with uber drivers have prompted the mayor of everett to demand a meeting with the c.e.o. of uber. to discuss their screening process for hiring drivers. in the case of vedrine, uber released a statement late this morning saying "we are fully cooperating with boston police and will continue to work closely with them to help
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in this case." so vedvin set to face a judge here in dorchester district court. any time now. on those multiple charges here. boston police say their investigation is ongoing. right now, they can't say for certain whether or not there are any other victims here. we are live in dorchester this afternoon, steve cooper, 7 news. >> sarah: some breaking news. a 20-year-old acushnet woman is facing charges. police say she left a young child alone police say a video was posted on facebook, if showing that woman leaving the child at a car, at a gas station while she went inside in new bedford. police say the car was unlocked. it was running at the time while she went inside the gas station. the department of child and family services are investigating. >> christa: the new hampshire attorney general's office investigating a suspicious
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several law enforcement agencies are working with the attorney general's office in that investigation. police in somerville trying to figure out who set a truck on fire overnight. you can see the damage to that truck here in a bit. and a motorcycle. the fire chief says a molotov cocktail was found in that area as well. right now, they are reviewing surveillance footage in hopes of identifying a suspect. >> sarah: a deadly drive in milford. a track or the-trailer hate woman while she was crossing the street. it happened yesterday afternoon. investigators surveillance photos of the truck. eventually, that driver turned himself in. officials say the victim was leaving the bank when she was hit. family and friends are now mourning her death. they say clement was a constable in town and was well-known. >> she loved everybody. she didn't care. and she would help you no matter what happened. even that rough, tough exterior that she had. when people really got to know her and she's got a lot of relatives in the area that
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driver has not been charged. police are trying to figure out if he even knew he hit someone. >> christa: a dangerous distraction for pilots here in massachusetts. three reports of planes getting targeted by lasers. sources tell 7 news that two of the pilots were actually hurt while flying near logan airport because of. that now the f.a.a. is investigating. here is jennifer eagan with more. >> reporter: three planes flying over massachusetts hit with a green laser. all within minutes of each other. it happened wednesday night the first case, a hawker 25 aircraft as it cruised over north adams in the western part of the state. 24 minutes after that, forecast at 9:17, an american airlines flight on approach to logan, reported a laser lit up the windshield ten miles northeast of the airport. two minutes later, another plane passing over the same spot, this one, a delta flight,
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>> knowing the potential outcome this could cause... >> i would think it would be very dangerous. it would be distracting, obviously. to the pilot. >> reporter: sources tell 7 news on the american airlines flight coming in from charlotte, north carolina, the two pilots said the laser injured their eyes. the crews still managed to land the plane three minutes later. >> it is a blessing for them to be able to land the plane, though. >> reporter: the plane struck by powerful lasers from the ground flights coming to and from logan for years. but catching the person behind this brief but dangerous act is sa challenge. >> part of me thinks that it's maybe, like, they think it's probably some sort of practical joke. they get ahold of this powerful laser. they think, what can i do with this? it could be someone intentionally trying to mess with the plane. >> reporter: the f.a.a. is now investigating. at logan airport, jennifer
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>> sarah: a woman accused of enkourning her friend to take his own life back in court today. nicole oliverio live in taunton with the latest. >> reporter: sarah, that's right. as both sides prepare for this case to go to trial which will happen in a few months, prosecutors and the defense went before the judge today with several motions. but the defense is saying there may have been several reasons other than those text messages as to why conrad roy took his life. 19-year-old michelle carter sits in court accused of persuading a friend to commit suicide. today lawyers discussed motions as the case prepares to head to trial in december. >> it's really sad. i mean, this shouldn't have been a public trial. this should not have been brought. >> reporter: carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter. carter encouraged 18-year-old conrad roy of fairhaven to kill himself through text messages. she allegedly told roy "you
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vehicle" after he expressed doubt of taking his own life. roy was found dead inside his car from carbon monoxide poisoning. defense lawyers suggest the antidepressant medication roy had been taking could have led to his death. claiming suicidal thoughts are a side effect of the drug. >> as we allege and is proven in our document, he had just started tweaking or changing this medication. shortly before he took his own life. that show that he needs to be closely, closely monitored whenever you change that medication, the dosage or just start on it. because there is a high rate of suicides. >> reporter: the judge will also now allow the defense to get police records from years past that show that roy had witnessed domestic violence between his parents. the defense is arguing that seeing that violence in his
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attempts and could have contributed to his death. nicole oliverio, 7 news. >> christa: coming up on 7 news, a quarterback siing out the national anthem once again. and this time he is not the only player to do it. >> sarah: a convicted rapist out of jail today. outrage about the case and the judge's ruling still strong. >> bri: it is a big weekend for all outdoor plans. what will tropical storm hermine >> christa: some bears take a dip in a pool. a date filled with adventure. and it doesn't end there. 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?
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for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor. discover the craft of cold brew today and keep on. america runs on dunkin'. kelly ayotte: thanks, buddy. kelly (voiceover): i'm kelly ayotte. and when i take the plate for new hampshire... i'm up against a political machine that plays dirty -- throwing millions in false, negative ads... i'm out here knocking down every lie... because new hampshire deserves better. that's why i'm batting to protect social security and medicare... ...and help families pay for college... i approved this message because no matter what they're throwing at me... i'll never stop fighting for you. >> christa: 12:14 on this friday. a long holiday weekend. looks like if you are doing some air travel, be advised that tropical storm is really going to snarl things, i
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>> bri: yeah, absolutely. delays and sarah. this is where that storm is at this point. tropical storm hermine. earlier this morning, when it made landfall. on the gulf coast of florida, it was a category one hurricane. but we have since seen the winds die down. nevertheless. a lot of thunderstorm activity as well as heavy rain and very strong winds. as you can see. throughout the southeastern united states. stretching up through north carolina at this point. and that is even far from the center of this storm. 50-mile-per-hour sustained max winds at this point. and tracking to the northeast at 18 miles per hour. we expect this storm, this is the official forecast from the national hurricane center, to move off the coast of north carolina by the time we hit tomorrow afternoon and evening. and there is a possibility that once it gets over the water, which is the fuel for these storms, the gas that makes the car go, there is a possibility that it could restrengthen enough to make it
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then sort of just meander south of new england as we head into the beginning of next week. and yes, this is correct. forecast not a typo. we could still be talking about this into the middle, even the end of next week. and here is why. we have a high pressure center that is going to center itself in northern new england. and as it does, it acts as a block for that storm. and just kind of keeps it in place there. to the south of the south coast of new england. we are going to be talking about this into the beginning of next week. watches or warnings here in new england. you can see 30 million people will be watching out for tropical storm warning here in red. and then the pink area, tropical storm watch. as we head into this big labor day weekend. what does this mean for us? the big question now is how far north does the center of the storm make it? how close does it get to southern new england? and will it be able to give us those strong winds and the rain that we so desperately need. well, here is the timeline with the wind gusts.
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the time we head into sunday. and it continues into monday as well. this does kind of act as what we know of as a nor'easter. it is also going to really stir up the ocean as well. so rip currents, high swells, and even the risk for some minor erosion. and even some minor coastal flooding. the good news with this is that at this point in time, our astronomical tides will get lower and lower. hopefully, the two of those can kind of balance each other out. gorgeous weather to be had. it is the literal calm before the storm. as we continue to track hermine. current temperatures in the low to mid-70's. we get to enjoy this for the rest of the afternoon. as well as the dry air that is in place. dew points in the mid to upper 50's. with partly cloudy skies. there is a slight chance that we get a 10% chance, we will say, or even less, that we get a spot shower heading into this afternoon. the rest of us, really most of us stay dry. here is a look at our forecast.
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temperatures fairly cool into the middle of next week. the clouds are sticking around until thursday as well. >> sarah: still ahead, a tech giant with a major recall. why samsung phones are being pulled off store shelves. >> christa: a family of bears spending some quality time in the pool together. the summer swim ca new hampshire college students are packing their backpacks and heading back to school. and thanks to kelly ayotte,
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>> sarah: colin kaepernick taking a knee. again refusing to stand during the national anthem last night. he says he is protesting racism and police brutality. >> christa: now one of his teammates is actually joining him in this. nancy chen has the latest. >> reporter: colin kaepernick did not stand for the anthem for the fourth straight week. last week's game... last night's game was an annual salute to the military. he and his teammate protested in a new way. a course of loud boos inside a packed stadium thursday night. all directed at 49er quarterback colin kaepernick as the national anthem began. kaepernick continuing his protest against racial injustice and police brutality. by once again, not standing during the national anthem. this time, joined by teammate eric reed. >> we have a lot of people
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aren't treated equally. aren't given equal opportunities. you know, police brutality is a huge thing that needs to be addressed. ? the land of the free ? >> reporter: his statement in a stadium filled with military veterans and their families. >> we shouldn't use our rights to suppress the rights of others. >> for the troops that are serving as well as those that have died for... you know, to protect this nation, it is disrespectful. >> reporter: kaepernick's critics don't understand the message, he says. >> i realize men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put their... themselves in harm's way for my freedom of speech. and my freedoms in this country. >> reporter: kaepernick says he is protesting in hopes of starting a national dialogue and plans to follow it up with action. >> i'm currently working with organizations to be involved and making sure that i'm
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million dollars i make this year to different organizations to help these communities. >> reporter: kaepernick did stand during the playing of "god bless america." he plans to continue sitting, though, during the anthem itself until he ceases substantial change in race relations. >> christa: police the watertown trying to track down a suspicious man. what they say woman who was out for a jog. >> sarah: an arlington baby-sitter accused of making a dangerous decision. police say she was watching over a little boy while under t four hundred million dollars. that's how much charter schools will drain from massachusetts public schools this year. four hundred million siphoned from local districts that desperately need it. four hundred million that won't fund more science and technology, arts or preschool, counseling, or smaller class sizes.
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>> sarah: the black bear in california is causing a stir in one neighborhood, hitting a few pools. >> christa: i love how one looks like he is giving him a pat on the back.
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for a little lunch as well. take a look. well, maybe not. we could probably tell you about it. i don't know if we still have the video they can roll. ya. the bears, not only did they have this dunk in the pool. then they went dumpster-diving as well. >> sarah: the dog scared them offer. >> christa: it is a mental game at that point. right? who is tougher mentally? >> sarah: coming up next, going to show you the perfect
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>> christa: tropical storm hermine headed north.
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florida as hurricane earlier this morning. it has been downgraded now to a tropical storm. >> sarah: here on the east coast, we are still keeping a close eye on its path. jay gray has more in savannah, georgia. >> reporter: hey. getting a bit of a break in the rain at least. the wind is still kicking here. in fact, i want to give you an idea of how strong the gusts have been. >> you walk over this way, you will see. this tree was in the last 45 minutes to an hour. more wind, more rain. definitely on the way. hurricane hermine slammed into the panhandle overnight. bringing with it powerful winds, 80 miles an hour. gusts even stronger. >> yeah. we are going to lose a power line here. >> reporter: the first storm to make landfall in florida in 11 years. definitely leaving a mark. >> just because it is clear outside does not mean it's safe. >> reporter: snapping trees crushing cars and homes, and knocking power out to tens of thousands.
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leaving behind devastation. crews in cedar key are assessing the damage this morning. cinder block walls and this dock couldn't withstand thrashing. hermine has dropped to tropical storm status. and it is heading up the east coast. parts of georgia and the carolinas under a state of emergency. >> we do expect tropical storm winds between 30-40 miles per hour sustained. >> reporter: preparations under way in hopes of preventing excessive damage there. >> our goal is to be overprepared when it comes to this storm. we want everyone to please be safe. >> reporter: officials are warning beach-goers that dangerous rip currents are expected throughout the holiday weekend. surfers along the coast, though, taking advantage of the changing conditions ahead of the storm. yeah, certainly, nothing to play with, though. still a dangerous storm. even though these conditions are deceiving right now. we could still see 10-12
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hour as this storm moves through the area. and up the east coast. back to you. >> christa: thank you. clearly, the majority of the damage is happening south of us. the concern, though there, will be some impact for us here in new england. >> sarah: we have more, tracking hermine. >> reporter: those minute details still are not clear for us. yes, some impact. we can prepare for that as we head into the long weekend. here is where hermine is right now. tropical storm. as jay grayti you can see the rain bands. you get a break in them. the worst of this is ahead of that center of the storm and tracking to the northeast. through south carolina and north carolina. through today into tonight. but look at just the far reaching of this storm. even a big band of rain moving through the central part of florida right now. we are looking at this hermine. 50-mile-per-hour winds at this point. compare that to 80-mile-per-hour winds when it made landfall today as a hurricane. tracking up through the
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making its way offshore as it gets past the outer banks of north carolina. and then what happens afterthis? this is the tricky part. yes, the forecast gets very yar at this point. because it looks like the storms just meander here. to the south of new england. how far north does it get? that is really the big story here. 30 million people under a tropical storm warning or watch. that goes as north as the long island sound and everybody the south coast certainly, something that we are watching very, very closely. getting that set up. high pressure blocking it. kind of quiching it in this cage. in this central location to the south of us. as we head into labor day and even beyond, we could be talking about defects of hermine through the middle of next week. more coming up in a few minutes. >> sarah: stay with 7 news as we track the path of this storm. see the latest weather reports on-line and on our 7 news app. >> christa: we are tracking
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is facing some charges after police say she left a young child alone inside a car. police say that a video posted on facebook shows the woman leave the child in the car at a gas station in new bedford. police also say the car was unlocked. and running at the time. right now, the department of child and family services is investigating as well. >> sarah: breaking news from the f.b.i. frank cadillac and a fellow gang members have been charged with the the remains of that man were found buried behind fast providence building in march. so he is set to face a federal judge in south boston within the hour. of course, we will bring you the very latest on that arraignment on 7 news at 4:00. >> christa: also breaking, a driver for a ride-sharing service under areps. police say he assaulted a passenger. >> sarah: today that driver will appear in court. steve cooper has the breaking details. >> reporter: boston police
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michael vedrine seen in this booking photo. investigators say the uber driver has been charged with two counts of rape and two counts of indecent sexual assault. police say the brockton man picked up the young woman in boston after she requested an uber ride, and the attack occurred sometime wednesday morning. according to detectives, vedrine, when questioned by police, said the victim was extremely drunk when he picked her up to drive her home. the uber driver went on to admit to having sexual intercourse with the victim vedrine's arrest follows several other recent arrests of uber drivers in the area, including this man, paul griffin. he was arraigned in malden district court earlier this week on charges of gross lewdness. recent incidents with uber drivers have prompted mayor of evident to demand a meeting with the c.e.o. of uber to discuss their screening process for hiring drivers. in the case of vedrine, uber released a statement late this morning saying "we are fully
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and will continue to work closely with them to help provide any information useful in this case." so boston police are still investigating this particular incident. right now they can't say for sure whether or not there are any other victims here. in dorchester, steve cooper, 7 news. >> sarah: also on 7: police searching for a suspicious man who allegedly confronted a jogger in watertown. it happened on mt. auburn street last friday. investigators say the suspect approached a woman several while she was out for a run. in shirley, reports of a suspicious man who allegedly ran a jogger off the road turned out to be all a misunderstanding. investigators say the man in that van genuinely wanted to offer her a bottle of water because she looked like she needed it. police say the man has apologized for scaring the woman. >> christa: right now a baby--sitter in arlington facing child endangerment charges. police say she was drunk and high while she was supposed to
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here is victoria warren who has the latest. report@baby-sitter 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 a little boy, 20 feet behind her. tagging along. she didn't look like she was paying attention to him she didn't look coherent. >> reporter: another neighbor called 911 after police say the baby-sitter tried to get into the wrong house. forecast prescription drugs. that she had consumed that day. you know, she became disoriented. >> reporter: arlington police found empty alcohol botles 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 through care.com, using her for months. police want to know what background checks were done because they say this nanny has been arrested before for
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the boy was okay and reunited with his mom. neighbors thankful for that. >> this woman just was... she didn't care. that is what it looked like. >> reporter: care.com says this hits them hard. they have reached out to the arlington police department offering to help in the investigation. any way that they can. this woman will, at some point, go before a judge, facing child endangerment charges. in arlington, victoria warren, 7 news. >> sarah: a former stan university student convicted of sexual assault released from jail today. brock turner served three months behind bars. that is half of what many people believe was a lenient sentence. today more outrage over the controversial case. a former stanford swimmer brock turner is a free man. after serving only three of his six-month sentence for raping an unconscious woman at a fraternity house last january, he has been released
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turner could have spent 14 years behind bars. the judge's lee yen si has caused outrage. >> i'm a mother, and i believe that anybody who is convicted of rape should go to state prison. not receive county jail time. and in fact, that's why i'm is up poring the legislation that will make it mandatory prison sentence for someone who raped someone who is unconscious and intoxicated. report@bill was passed this week which would require courts to punish those convicted of sex as if the victim were conscious. it is now on the governor's desk. there is also a campaign to recall the judge that is gaining momentum. they will need 80,000 signatures to get on the november ballot of next year. if the campaign isn't successful, the judge will continue sitting on the bench for another 7 years. >> 2023 is simply unacceptable. he is biased. he doesn't understand sex crimes or violence against women. he doesn't take these felonies seriously. he treats them like
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should be on the bench. >> reporter: the fears that turnler walk away with the wrong message from his sentencing. legal analysts say the 21-year-old will have a difficult probation. >> everyone knows about this case. people have formulated some very negative opinions about him. it is going to be hard to really get a fresh start. he is going to be starting behind what many people do when they leave jail. >> reporter: as part of the probation, he must undergo sex, drug, and alcohol counseling he will also have to register as a sex offender. >> christa: president obama on a ten-day trip stressing the importance of climate change. and combatting it. he made a stop in hawaii to visit one of the state's most remote islands before making his way to the g-20 summit in china. last week, he announced he was quadrupling the size of the marine sanctuary that includes midway island. the president hopes this visit will help his efforts to preserve some of the world's
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turtles on the hawaiian islands actually nest up here in the protected area. so when i grew up, we would see these turtles all the time. you almost never see them beaching like this. >> christa: the president will meet with the chinese president on saturday during his visit to that country. he says he will try to gain support for the worldwide climate deal signed in paris last year. >> sarah: samsung is recalling its newestho that is have been sold already due batteries exploding. customers who have already purchased the galaxy 7 will be able to swap it for a new smart phone. there have been 5 confirmed cases of the devices catching on fire or exploding. no jurls were reported. samsung has sold more than one million phones since the product's launch two weeks ago. >> christa: breaking news in littleton, massachusetts. police are searching for a
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the child has autism also. the child was last seen around 11:45 this morning. as you see here, sky 7 hd is over an apartment complex where crews are right now looking for the child. police are there. fire trucks were spotted earlier. along with an ambulance as well. of course, we will continue to watch it and as soon as we get more information, we will let you know. >> sarah: still ahead, dramatic video of a terrifying crash. fast driver plows into a student. >> bri: mid-7's right now. partly cloudy skies. the calm before the storm. more on the track that hermine might take coming up in the forecast. >> christa: okay. thank you so much, bri. fans of the boss. why the singer is getting more time to perform at gillette
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>> christa: fans of boston, sounds like you can rock out to springsteenn that's right. foxboro is giving the singer more time to play during upcoming concert at gillette. foxboro has extended the concert curfew by 15 minutes. bruce springsteen's concert at gillette stadium coming up september 14, to be exact. >> sarah: pretty awesome. are you excited? >> christa: it is going to be epic. i'm going to try to go to work
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that should be interesting. i don't know. >> bri: i think he stays way past that curfew extension. way past your bedtime, for sure. still tracking tropical storm hermine. a whole lot of rain and wind in the southeastern u.s. you can see how far-reaching this storm is. even sending a pretty significant rain band through the central part of florida. at this point. the show is not over yet. it looks like it could be for georgia. we could see more action as we get into this afternoon. here is that track. it is issued by the national hurricane center. taking it through south carolina, north carolina. coastal communities. and then coming off land, out into the ocean. the outer banks, probably by tomorrow, later in the evening. and you know, new forecast details... it is giving us an idea that there is a chance, once it gets over water, which is the
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to hurricane status. category one hurricane: then it just kind of gets stuck here. you look at. this monday, tuesday, wednesday. this is not a typo. we will be talking about the remnants of hermine for days to come. already, more than 30 million people preparing for the effects of hermine. the tropical storm warning you see here in red, and the pinkish-peachish color, that is a tropical storm watch. that comes up along the south coast of connecticut. preparing for some very strong winds and erosion. could be in the cards for southern new england. blocking high pressure keeps that storm in place. but just to the south of new england. so this becomes a big question do. we get some of these rain bands in here? we do know that the winds will very likely increase. we will get some rough surever. rip currents as well. something to pay attention to. it is not necessarily a beach forecast for the weekend. something we will be watching very closely. to give you those detailed,
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winds increase on sunday. looks like the showers and rain hold off until monday. strongest winds for cape and the islands. this kind of acts as a nor'easter for us. then into the lakes region, the mountains, if you are headed up north, not all that bad. some clouds thrown in your direction. you could stay out of the strongest wind and the better rainfall as well. looking at the wind timeline here. we see the winds pick up, as i mentioned, sunday: continuing into monday. could be gusting between 40-50 miles per hour. not out of the question f we will enjoy the next two days. we have some very tranquil beautiful weather in store for us. very seasonable for this time of year. mid to upper 7's for highs. again, as i mentioned, probably talking about defects of hermine as we head into the middle of next week. we will keep you posted. >> christa: coming up, the perfect treat for any holiday barbecue.
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>> christa: we have some good news to report. as you see, sky 7 hd over this apartment complex. out in littleton. massachusetts. we are now hearing that a five-year-old who has autism who was missing earlier today has now been found. apparently, this was an honest mistake here. we have, of course, police and it looks like some fire crews there on the scene. once again, the good news, this five-year-old has been found. according to the fire department, in littleton. and we will bring yor >> sarah: an alarming collision caught on camera in texas. a student hit by a vehicle aftergetting off the school bus. the incident happened twice to two different kids and just a day apart. >> christa: now a parent of a student who was hit is talking about the scare. >> in this crosswalk in austin, texas, a 12-year-old boy. seconds aftergetting off the school bus monday. >> i kept shaking. it was the most horrible thing to watch. >> reporter: the boy who was hit was her son. >>.
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you hear sirens and your child crying. this driver was not some evil person. he was doing what we all do. we all have days where we are in a hurry. >> reporter: 24 hours later, in the same city, another driver hits a student. this time, the bus lights are flashing. the bus driver was laying on the horn. >> that is how i remember it. >> reporter: michael was in his car stopped behind the bus. and saw the whole thing. >> my heart was racing. and he got knocked, i think, ten feet towards my car. he rolled to the driver's side window. >> a 16-year-old was behind the wheel. >> she came out of the car crying. she thought she killed him. i tried to reassure her. he seemed okay at the time.
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michael on scene she was confused about the law. >> she didn't know that you had to stop for the bus stop. coming from the opposite way. >> reporter: a traumatizing lesson. >> i hope it will be a wake-up call to more people. >> christa: luckily, the students were not seriously hurt. the 17-year-old was taken to the hospital to get checked out. in both cases, the they were cited by police. >> sarah: coming up next on 7 news, one last look at the forecast. you can plan your long weekend
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down. there is still plenty of time for a good burger. >> sarah: boston becoming famous for its patties. here is today's what's cooking. named for boston red sox legend tony conigliaro, the sports bar and grill is known for one thing. >> burger, >> they have a california burger, veggie burger, bacon cheeseburger all from scratch. their signature is the number 25 for tony c's jersey. today the executive chef jimmy is making an asian-style turkey burger that keeps them coming back for more. >> people love it, too.
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and tossing them into a bowl of ground turkey. >> this is a really simple recipe. anybody can make it at home. now you add the white ground pepper. scallions. two ounces o'. >> soy sauce. you mix all the ingredients. make sure all the ingredients are nice and mixed. mix it really well. >> sarah: chef jimmy using a ring mold and a plastic wrap to make a perfect patty. eight ounces ring. half a pound. half a pound of meat. >> sarah: wrap it up for later or go right to the heat. >> now it is ready to cook. >> sarah: drop it on a hot griddle like this or a well-oiled pan. . >> takes five minutes on each side. >> sarah: toast up the buns. it is good to go.
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your burger cravings. are you hngry now for lunch? >> christa: we were talking about how that is a sky-high burger. we can share it. >> bri: deconstruct it. take it apart. one piece at a time. we are enjoying comfortable conditions right now. in the 7's. we top out in the 70's today. a look at that 7 on 7 forecast. the wind kicks in on sunday. wind and rain on monday. and it could possibly linger into tuesday and wednesday. e everything that hermine has to offer. we will keep you updated. >> christa: at least it looks nice for saturday. enjoy the holiday weekend. i'm christa delcamp. >> >> sarah: i'm sarah french. 7 news continues at 4:00. have a great afternoon.
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