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sending one person to the hospital. >> kris:>> christa: and breaking overnight, strong winds fueling the flames of this fire at mansion in rhode island. >> sarah: and a boston police officer makes an explosive discovery on his front lawn. the item leaving investigators wondering if the officer was being targeted. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> kris: and it is back-to-school for several get soaked because it will be a soggy start of what's left of hermine making its way out of new england. the storm is leading to some ferry cancellations again today. we also have a new advisory just coming out. let's get to meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: winds sustained at 65mph, christa. that storm buried to the south of us. winds today won't be as strong. good morning, everyone. temperatures starting off lower to middle 60s. look at the wind speeds.
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saw yesterday afternoon. the vineyard gusting to 28. gusting to 21 on nantucket. i don't expect the winds to be as strong today as they were yesterday. see some peak gusts around 30ish as we go through the day. maybe 35 to 40. but the overall theme here of the next couple day, we still have a breeze. it's just not as strong as what we saw yesterday and last night. damp start to the day. kiddos need rain boots versus the new sneakers. got to keep them fresh. wait for a dry day. you will not find it the next le breeze through the day. temperatures running into the low to mid-70s. the risk of rip currents is high up and down the new england coastline. keep that in mind if you're watching some of the surf out there. 3 to 5 feet close to the coastline. pretty much breaking on the beaches. off-shore winds much bigger than that. more on that in the seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: with more schools starting today, you'll notice
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everybody. back to school, back the work. the roads a little slick this morning. we're not seeing any major issues out there, but give yourself a little extra time. lots of green on routes 3, 24 and 95. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike this morning. routes 2 and 3 are looking fine. 93, no issues back to 495 and all green on route 1. 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 enter town on the pike from 128. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bdg minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail expected to start the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're tracking what's left of hermine. the storm bringing heavy rain and strong winds crashing into the coast this morning. we're still feeling the impact on parts of the state. >> christa: the waves are really just pounding the coast. let's go to 7's john cuoco. he's in westport with a look at conditions there.
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it's definitely till windy. take a look behind me here. you can see some of those choppy waves coming into shore. it was definitely much more intense yesterday. they had to close a beach here in westport, and they did the same in orleans. gusts of wind sending the rain sideways as waves were blown out to sea in westport and people parked to take it all in monday. >> ever since hurricane sandy and irene rolled through, i think a lot of the homeowners in the area just anxious to make sure it's nothing that size that rolls through. >> john: on horseneck beach, visitors were greeted with high surf and heavy winds. the morning was rough, but it didn't stop people from coming to the beach. the wind on the beach sent towel, hats and bags flying and blowing sand covered the walkway. at least two people ignored the warnings and took a dip before lifeguards called them in. >> we were just expecting building swells throughout the day, anywhere from four to six feet. we closed the water to swimming
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>> john: it was the same story in orleans. heavy winds and con stand rain on nauset beach, the effects of hermine felt into the evening hours on monday. >> you're getting sandblasted for sure. i feel like those groups of needles in your face. >> john: tractors rolled on to the beach to pick up the lifeguard stands to strong winds didn't blow them away. >> stay away from the ocean. it's an angry sea. >> john: the rip currents were so danus closed the beach and warned people the stay out of the water. >> severe rip currents. any time someone goes in the water, we would have to said our life-saving personnel out. >> the lifeguard said high tide was coming in so we needed to come in off the beach. they wouldn't let us stay anymore. so they taped it all off. >> john: we're still looking the see what the status of the beaches will be today, if they'll be open, if they'll be closed. we're in the sure just yet, but from the look of it, it doesn't look like much of a beach day
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>> christa: it's not just beaches feeling hermine's impact. some homeowners have a lot of cleaning up to do after strong winds toppled trees and brought down branches. kris, trees already weak because of the drought, too. >> kris: it didn't take much to knock them over and cause clean-up problems this morning. a tree crashed into a truck in taunton when it came toppling down. the strong wind knocked that tree over on to this man's work truck. you can see the dependents and and -- dents and damage. his garage when he heard reports of strong winds and that's when he saw what happened to his truck. >> i was walking into the garage. as soon as i stepped into the garage, i hear a loud bang. and i came back out, looked, big huge tree branch fell right on top of my truck. >> kris: good news is no one was inside that vehicle when that tree came crashing down. strong wind in newton taking down this tree. mbta crews worked to remove it from the tracks.
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green line. no one was hurt during that incident. that's the latest live in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're following breaking news out of new hampshire. the new hampshire attorney general's office investigating a death in danbury. the death happened at a home on caramel drive last night. the incident remains under investigation this morning. >> christa: breaking news out of boston where one person is recovering from minor injuries after a cruiser and another car collided on 93 south. th and right here at exit 18. it's in the known if the trooper or the other driver, is the person hurt in the crash. >> sarah: breaking overnight, crews battling a huge fire at a home in narragansett, rhode island. you see heavy flames pouring out of the oceanfront home. firefighters say strong winds complicated their efforts. they also reported water issues. no one was home at the time. the house reportedly belonged to the late owner of the pawtucket red sox.
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figure out how the fire started. >> kris: right now boston police trying to figure out if someone is specifically targeting an officer after finding a dangerous device on his front lawn. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan. and, jen, they say that was pretty similar to a molotov cocktail? >> jennifer: christa, that's right. no one was hurt in any of. this boston police are taking it very seriously. they're looking into what was found and the motive behind it. boston police concerned about an explosive find at an home. sunday morning an officer found what is described as a molotov cocktail-like device in their yard. the bottle with a bankrupt rag partially inside. the grass charred but no damage to the officer's home. bpd and boston fire are investigating, trying to determine if this this was a random act or if someone was trying to send a message to this officer. it comes weeks after another investigation looking into whether city officers were
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officers downtown, in roxbury and east boston returned to their personal vehicles at the end of the shift and found the lug nuts holding on the tires were missing or loosened. after this was found in the officer's yard over the weekend, commissioner william evans released a statement reading, "the safety and well-being of my officers is always of the highest importance to me. as a result, this is an incident we are taking seriously and investigating accordingly." anyone with any information on the case is asked to call boston police. we're live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: police are searching for man who sexually assaulted a woman in boston. investigators say a woman was walking through the greenway early monday morning when a man approached her and assaulted her. anyone with information is asked to contact police. one firefighter is injured as crews put up a fierce fight at a home that went up in flames
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figure out how the massive fire started. crews responding to the scene on thompson street monday afternoon. you can see the intense flames shooting from the roof. one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. officials say a lack of water and strong winds made it hard to put out that fire. >> establishing a water supply was difficult initially because we have such a long distance to the street. we were able to do that in timely fashion. then wind was certainly somewhat of a factor. >> sarah: the family was not home at the time of the fire. right now crews are searching for their dog. >> kris: happening today, the boston police department's plan to use body cameras is headed to court. boston's largest police union is asking for an injunction to delay the start of that program. commissioner evans originally assigned 100 officers to wear the body cameras during a trial period, but no one volunteered.
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by forcing officers to then wear the devices. a framingham state university police officer due in court today. 28-year-old wilter dormevil is facing charges of gross lewdness and witness intimidation. a source telling 7news this was inappropriate conduct that happened in the presence of a framingham state student. dormevil has now been placed on administrative leave. and the department of transportation will be holding a public meeting in worcester tonight to talk about the n overhead tolling system. electronic tolling will be used on the mass pike and other highways beginning next month. tonight's meeting will be held at union station. it starts at 6:30. and it will be the first of 7 meetings held across the state. >> sarah: now to the race for the white house. hillary clinton is leading, but not by much in one of the latest presidential polls. the poll by franklin pierce university and the "boston herald" shows clinton just three points ahead of trump. clinton has 44% while trump is at 41%.
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the same poll two months ago. president obama calling off a meeting with the president of the philippines today. the white house was prompted to cancel the meeting after the philippines' president released an obscenity-laden rant against president obama. while he's, there though, president obama will instead meet with the president of south korea. >> christa: it's 5:11. busy tuesday morning. in fact, still ahead, forget the fiddler on the roof. there is a robber on the roof. a burglar with unconventional moves in the north end. >> sarah: vandals caught on camera destroying a landmark in just a matter of seconds. >> kris:>> christa: and hermines causing some real trouble for this cat. the animal getting some help after getting stuck in a tree. >> chris: causing a lot of issues down along the shoreline yesterday, especially across the cape and the islands. winds there not as strong today. but we keep a breeze around. we also keep system scattered showers in the forecast. all that ahead. >> danielle: back to work
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mmmm. shhh. the family favorite. yoplait. >> sarah: 5:15 right now. a cat got stuck in a tree during hermine, but check out this time-lapse video. an employee from the animal up that tree to rescue him. this was in duckbury. you can see the wind whuz whipping the branches around. but the rescue league employee managed to get the cat down unharmed. thank goodness. poor little kitty. >> christa: hang on for dear life. >> sarah: it was so windy yesterday and this morning. >> christa: absolutely. it's just kind of that misty drizzle, that annoying stuff that you have when you're heading out. >> chris: enough to keep the roadways wet. the spray kicks up on the roads and the puddles going.
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school. may want to hold off on their new shoes. don't want to mess them up on first day. the storm itself south of us by about 150 miles. now, it's been the western and northwestern edges that have had the strongest winds over the last couple days with hermine. that's pulled back away from southern new england coastline. winds still sustained at 65mph. this is going to be a slow loop nd next couple days. i know it look like it comes back at us later down the line, but it's going to be a shadow of itself by the thyme we get into wednesday and thursday. i think out of this whole ordeal, the strongest winds were yesterday afternoon and last evening, and we're beginning to see some slacking off. temperatures now low to mid-60s. winds north at 20mph. that doesn't mean we're not going to have a breeze. we still have a breeze this
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occasionally they may need to turn 30 and 40. it's not going to be nearly aa strong as across the islands. look to the south and east of the center of the circulation. we don't have tremendous amounts of wind speeds. these buoys were pushing 55 to 60mph yesterday. the core of the west of block'd as we go throw this afternoon. you see that on the forecast model here. we did a good job yesterday of showing the 55 and 57 to nantucket over to the vineyard. today we're looking at again 20 to 30 for most wind gusts with occasionally gusting over 30 across the cape and the islands. the buoy report, still off shore by several miles at least. we're running close to ten-foot waves. closer to the coastline it will be about 3 to 5 crashing on the
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again today. here is hermine spinning her will over next couple days south of us. you get to nudge out by late thursday into friday. that's where we transition back to the warm weather. so we'll have scattered showers around, patchy mist as well as the breeze the next couple days. 90 in chicago later on this afternoon. this is the heat that will return toward the end of the week. i think the best chance to hit 90 degrees will be on friday. nowhere close to today. 70 to 75. scattered showers and mist, a bit of a breeze, as continues to be the theme tonight. not going to see a ton of water out of this, but enough to keep things damp throughout the day. maybe more dry stretches tomorrow where we get more breaks between patches of mist and scattered showers. a couple degrees warmer. there it is, 7 on 7 forecast, ending the week on a hot note. close to 90 on friday. 80s over the weekend. >> christa: vandals toppling over a landmark out in oregon. a group of people knocked over a
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this is a famous rock. it's been there for ages. it's about 7 to 10 feet long. park officials say they didn't initially think that people were responsible for that damage. but witnesses to this crime say they were heartbroken by it. >> i guess for me, it defines what a pacific city is. that rock, that's where everybody takes a picture or photo. they maybe would want to share that with their children and grandchildren. now they can only see a rock through a memory. investigating and those vandals could face criminal charges. >> sarah: a florida woman is facing charges after she's caught on camera torching a car she thought belonged to her ex-boyfriend. you can see the 19-year-old setting the trunk of the car on fire and then walking away. police say she thought the car belonged to her ex-boyfriend, but as it turns out, it did not. officers were able to track her down after releasing this video. the woman has been charged with arson. a wisconsin police officer
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you can see he slams into the car multiple times and sends it into the median. four people inside that car were taken into custody. they were charged with car theft, drug possession and illegal possession of a firearm. >> christa: it's 5:20. up next. from a miserable start the a memorable finish, the deutsche bank championship crowning a new winner. >> sarah: and feeling right at home. julian edelman shares part of how he spent his off season in
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u. >> chris: 5:23 on this tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. hermine south of us, still backing into the mist. damp start with showers, as well. wind speeds not nearly as strong as what they were yesterday afternoon.
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the islands this morning, but not as windy of a day as what we had yesterday. kiddos back to school, back the rain gear. grab an umbrella this morning. a damp start. may have indoor recess in a few towns with scattered showers in and out throughout the day. breeze continues. we'll shake off the cool weather and turn it into hot weather by the end of the week. more on that forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. winning close games is not the red sox speci the sox have scored more runs than any team in baseball this year, but they've found themselves in one-run games 36 times and lost 20 of those games, including their last two against two of the worst teams in all of baseball, the a's and padres. here we go. drew pomeranz held his old team scoreless through three. but the padres get to him in the fourth. this one just over the leaping brock holt in left.
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2-0 pads. sox got within a run on a chris young pinch-hit home run in the eighth, but they came up short again in a one-run game, falling 2-1 the final. rory mcilroy roaring back in the final round of the deutsche bank championship, firing off a six under 65, coming from six shots behind to win by two strokes. it's his second win at tpc boston and his first pga tour win since may 015. the patriots get back to work today in foxborough, gearing up r night against the cardinals. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. ? well i love that dirty water boston you're my home ? >> sarah: patriots' wide receiver julian edelman showing off his skills in boston. he posted this video on twitter. edelman wrote, "boarding around town this weekend. i realize how much boston has
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joggers, guys. i'm wondering who that other dude is. i thought maybe it might be danny amendola. >> sarah: kind of looks like it. mystery man. >> christa: on the skateboard. all right. it's 5:26. mbta janitors set to meet with the governor today to talk about some proposed cuts. >> sarah: plus one robber going to great heights to break into homes in the north end. how police will -- were finally able to catch up with him. >> christa: and c.e.o. roger ailes in his fight in court.
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special little boy he had lunch with. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. thanks for waking up with us on this misty tuesday morning out there. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. of course, it's back to school and to work for a lot of people this morning. kids making their way to the bus stop for the first day. they may need to bring the umbrella this morning. what's left of hermine is slow to move on out. let's get a check of the forecast with chris lambert. >> chris: still a strong as it was yesterday. hermine to the south of us. winds sustained at 65mph. this storm is weakening. the cloud tops not nearly as high as they were yesterday, which is an indication that the thunderstorm activity close to the center is winding on down. this is expected the weaken over the next couple days. not expected to move much over the next couple days either. i think we've had it in terms of the highest wind speeds. winds may gust around 30mph.
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islands or the cape. but the bottom line is it's not going to be as strong as what we had yesterday afternoon. still some patches and a few showers to contend with over next couple days. kids getting ready for school out the door this morning. a breezy and damp start, some scattered showers this afternoon. temperatures generally running low to mid-70s this afternoon. mid-90s to end the week. that forecast ahead. >> christa: you will need the intermittent wipers. >> danielle: roads certainly busier than they were yesterday. let's go to the maps. we're watching a new accident on storrow drive slowing things down. but 93 and route 1, no issues. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, only 13 minutes. south of town, route 3, 24, 95 all looking good. slowing down a little bit right there along the braintree split. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 13 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128.
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bridge, 11 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle, thank you. let's get to some breaking news this morning. crews are battling a huge fire at a home in narragansett, rhode island. you can see the heavy flames pouring out of this ocean-front home, and fire crews say strong winds complicated their efforts. they also reported some issues with water. no one was home at the time. now a check of the day's other top stories on this tuesday. some ferry service has been region still deals with what's left of hermine. there are also concerns that the storm can lead to erosion on the cape today. strong winds and heavy rain from what was left of hermine forced officials to close horseneck beach in westport and nauset beach in orleans on monday. no word yet on whether those beaches will reopen today. also, police are investigating after a dangerous device was found near an officer's home. this was on sunday morning when the officer said what he found
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cocktail-like device in his yard. the grass had been burned, but there was no damage to the officer's home. right now we're looking into whether the officer was specifically targeted. >> sarah: boston police are investigating a bold break-in. investigators say someone tried to get enter a north end home through a skylight. police think he then jumped on to another roof and then tried to break enter a second home. 7's kris anderson joins us now with more on how police were finally able to catch up with this guy. >> kris: they want to track this guy down, obviously, saraho it happened right in the middle of the night, leaving people in that area on alert. >> it's scary to think someone might be doing that. >> that's crazy. >> kris: people in this north end neighborhood alarmed after man tried to break into several apartments sunday morning but climbing up on to people's roofs. >> he went over there and walked around and tried to get in the window. he was yelling.
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>> kris: this woman and her husband were sound asleep until they heard a noise outside their window. >> i guess he yelled from the roof. so we yelled at him to get off the roof. he started trying to open the window, and we have two windows, so he opened the first one, and then i guess he started pushing on the other one and my husband just held the window so it wouldn't break. >> kris: luckily the rooftop burglar couldn't get in. someone must have yelled at him, distracted him, and talking to them and stomping on the skylight and banging on the window again. the cops came. >> kris: boston police arrest as 24-year-old man from new york who not only tried to get into la this apartment but three others, as well. people around here say crime doesn't happen often. >> definitely a little frightening to think about someone potentially doing that. >> kris: no one was hurt during these attempted break-ins. that suspect, though, is currently behind bars facing several charges. live here in the newsroom, kris
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members of the mbta's janitorial union reason -- will be meeting the governor's chief of staff to talk about planned layoffs. the "t" recently announced it would save more than $4 million by cutting positions. janitors have protested at governor baker's office three times over this decision. a missing woman from dharlton has been found safe. investigators say the woman's family had not heard from her in the past few days, but this mornin and sound. >> sarah: new details in a deadly fire at a home in middleton, rhode island. fire officials say it was all accidental. investigators believe the fire started in a second-floor bathroom early monday morning. a seven-year-old boy died at the hospitals. one of his older sisters is still in the hospital this morning while a second sister has been released. five police officers were also treated for smoke inhalation. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire
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three families were displaced. you can see the flames coming from the porch on the third floor. fire officials say someone on the first floor woke up because another person was banging on their window and yelling "fire." three firefighters were also injured. they were treated and released. >> christa: and we're following more news for you. a judge considering whether or not to approve another settlement over rhode island's deal with curt schilling's failed video game company. wells fargo and barclay's capital have agreed to pay more than this lawsuit with 38 studios. it was back in 2010 that the state of rhode island gave the company a $75 million loan in order to relocate there. 38 studios later filed for bankruptcy. here's something for you: today is the last day you can eat at the howard johnson's restaurant in bangor, maine. the owners are closing their doors because of declining business. now there will be one single howard johnson's restaurant left
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this is going to be obviously a sight, a place you want to visit. >> sarah: yeah, okay. >> christa: i love a&w root beer. >> sarah: i haven't been there. >> christa: you haven't? >> sarah: i have to check it out. >> christa: we have to do a road trip to lake george, new york. >> sarah: still ahead on 7 news, beyonc? trading her lemonade for some hot tea. the health concern forcing qen tour. >> christa: a special reunion. a wonderful story about a florida state football player who had lunch with a boy with autism eating alone at the lunchroom there. he's now giving an extra special treat. we'll have more. >> chris: a picture is worth a thousand words, that one worth a lot more than that. incredible story, right? take a look at hermine. the winds not as strong, but we're still throwing back a breeze and some scattered
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will we hit 9 0 degrees again? i think so by the end of the week. forecast ahead. >> danielle: many of you back to work and back to school. it's going to be a busy disai. not watching any accidents, and
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>> chris: good tuesday morning, everyone. not as windy today, but we still have some scattered showers and patches of mist. same case on wednesday. a few breaks in the overcast a possibility both afternoons. temperatures generally running into the middle 70s. looking for that yes, it's past summertime meteorologically speaking, but we can still get the warm days. i think we'll find one on friday as we transition out of the weather pattern over next couple days. doesn't mean it will rain the entire time tuesday into wednesday. scattered showers, though. >> christa: chris, thank you. trending today, great story here, florida state receiver travis rudolph reuniting with a boy he met and became friends with. this boy has autism. so he gave sixth grader beau pasky a personal'sed seminoles'
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come-from-behind win against ole miss last night. look at that, he also caught a touchdown in the game, as well some great night for both of them. this friendship between rudolph and pasky began last week. remember this picture? so touching. we were also -- rudolph was visiting a middle school when he noticed pasky eating alone. so he shared that photo. i'm going to choke up again. you better chi i >> sarah: okay. let's talk about beyonc? needing a break. the performer announced that she's postponing her show in new jersey tomorrow for vocal rest. she will instead finish off her world tour there in october. beyonc? just released a full-length video for hold-up this weekend for her 35th birthday. after this vma performance, you could see she was yelling and... >> christa: oh, my goodness. >> sarah: i'm sure her throat
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literally. the stage was on fire, too. so 5:42 on this tuesday. and coming up in our know and go segment, flu season right around the corner. the one vaccine many pediatricians will not be offering this year. >> sarah: plus bill cosby headed back to court today. why his lawyer wants to hold out two key pieces of evidence in the sexual misconduct case against the comedian. 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: good morning, everyone. 5:46 right now. time now for everything you teed no know and go. it is gross out there right now. >> christa: a lot of kid going back to school. a lot of rain on those new backpack, chris. >> chris: keep things dry outside, right? taking a look at the area of low pressure to the south of this is going to do a little loop over next couple days as it continues to weaken. looking to the satellite precipitation, it looks a lot less impressive than it did yesterday morning. yesterday we were huffing and puffing with the winds pushing 60mph close to it down across the vineyard and over the nantucket. close to the 50 across the cape. then into the boston area. boston, brookline, up into rockport, closer to 40-mile-per-hour gusts in the afternoon and early evening. rainfall totals are impressive
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there, no question about it. in terms of a half inch or better, that was mainly confined down across southeastern mass, the cape and the islands. as we continue to watch the dampness settle in over the next couple days, during the afternoon, we'll get some dry stretch, but we'll continue to watch some of these scattered showers pin wheeling in. set of circulation due south of new england right now. it continues to back in off to the west. so we're losing the strongest winds. i don't expect those strong we'll have a breeze in the next couple day, but it won't be as strong. temperatures in the mid-60s. wind gusts 20 to 30mph. not as strong as what we had yesterday afternoon. generally speaking, to the south and east of us, those winds not as strong. as you go throughout the morning into this afternoon, maybe a gust oar two, especially across the island, but generally speaking, 20 or 30mph gusts ought to do it. not only today but again tomorrow. once in a while we may be
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although work the storm still lingering, we have a high risk of rip currents. the seas are still swollen. seas three to five feet crashing at the beach. work your way off shore. the seas still running 8 to 10 feet. you lose this system working in as we work in toward the end of the week. what returns? hot weather returns. if you like the 90-degree weather, back into the forecast by friday. more over the weekend. >> sarah: with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. here's a look at the disaik -- zakim bridge and leverett connector. roads slick. a lot of you going back the work and back to school. give yourself some extra time as you look at the expressway. 20 minutes from braintree to boston. let's go to the maps south of town. slow along the braintree split and along route 3 and 24 northbound there. route 95 not looking bad hiding in and out of boston on the pike. you're problem-free.
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93 slow and go back to 495678 but no major delays and route 1 looking good. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 15 to 20 minutes, braintree to boston expressway northbound. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're tracking what's left of hermine. the storm bringing heavy rain and strong winds crashing into the coast. this morning we're impacts on parts of the state. waves are pounding the coast as this storm continues to swirl out there. let's go live to westport where 7's john cuoco is taking a look at some of the conditions. john? >> john: christa, right now there is still a light wind. if you take a look behind me here, we can see some of these small, rolling waves. yesterday it was a much different story. in fact, they had to close a beach here in westport. and in orleans, as well. there was heavy wind and
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on westport and nauset beach in orleans. the effects of hermine felt into the evening hours monday. both beaches were closed because officials felt it became too dangerous to have anyone in the water. during the middle of the afternoon, waves hit eight feet in orleans and westport. high winds on the beach sent towel, hats and bags flying, and blowing sand covered the walkways. as of today, we don't know the status just yet of the beaches, we don't know if they will be open or closed. when we get that information, 'l for now, live in westport, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: also this morning, at attleboro woman facing charges after police say she hit a jogger with her car in seekonk while she was driving drunk. police say mary elliott hit a 60-year-old man on route 44 and drove off. but investigators say two witnesses chased down the 33-year-old in east providence before officers eventually took her into custody. the jogger meantime suffering life-threatening injuries.
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influence and reckless driving. >> sarah: some bridgewater state students are having fun now that the school year is nearly under way. a house on berlin avenue now features a sign reading, "this is not a party house." the house across the street has its own sign which reads, "that is the party house." bridgewater police posted the pictures on twitter monday. classes at bridgewater state begin tomorrow. happening later today, bill a hearing in a sexual assault case against him. cosby's lawyers will fight to keep out key evidence, including testimony the comedian gave in an accuser's lawsuit. the 79-year-old entertainer is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. a judge will also set a trial date during today's hearing. congress returns from its seven-week recess today. lawmakers have a long to-do list when they return. items on the agenda include
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virus, and the confirmation of a new supreme court justice. >> we have new details now on former fox news c.e.o. roger ailes hiring the same attorney behind hulk hogan's successful lawsuit against gawker. attorney charles harder sent a threatening letter on ailes' behalf to "new york" magazine following their reporting about ailes' alleged history of sexual harassment. ailes resigned from fox news back in july after a former news anchor filed a lawsuit against him. actor chevy chase checking himself back into rehab. a spokesman for the actor says a 72-year-old was being treated for an alcohol-related issue in minnesota. the spokesman called the rehab a tune-up. in 1986 chase went to rehab for a painkiller addiction. >> sarah: happening right now, florida state police are investigating a disturbing discovery after three people are murdered inside a home. investigators say they found the victim's bodies monday afternoon.
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right now authorities are searching for a motive behind the murders. people have been ordered to evacuate as a fast-moving wildfire continues to spread in northern california. the fire has burned down more than 400 acres of land since it started monday afternoon. several buildings have been destroyed. >> christa: 7 health cast now. a new study suggesting that exposing children to antibiotics early in life may make them more likely to develop allergies in the f researchers found that children under the age of two who took just one course of antibiotics increased their risk of eczema by 15 to even 41%. quite a range there. early anti-biotic use increased the risk of hayfever, as well. with the end of summer means the beginning of flu season. this year many doctors will not be offering the nasal spray
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strains of the virus. doctors suggest getting kids vaccinated no later than october. >> sarah: if the rainy weather makes you want to cuddle up with a good book, you have an excuse today because it's national read a book day. a new survey reveals print books remain more popular among americans than their digital format. the survey by pew research center found 65% of americans have read a print book in the last year. that's more than double the 28% that rea all right. dairy queen is celebrating the unofficial end of summer with a giveaway today at participating locations. you can get your hands on a small ultimate oreo frappe from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. only. doesn't that sound delicious? >> christa: wait a minute. frappe is mcdonald's, right? the french would say frappe? >> sarah: did i say it wrong?
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frappe, not frap-pay. >> sarah: oh, she is right. >> christa: they do have a frap-pay at mcdonald's. it's tough when it's spelled f-r-a-p-p-e. i know what i'm doing today when my kids get out of school. >> sarah: d.q. >> christa: aren't you? >> s: a rhode island teacher has a special message for students. i don't know how we got to this. ? anything less than the best. if there is a problem we'll solve it ? or we'll resolve it nice, nice baby ? >> sarah: sorry, chris. i think we talked too long so now there is no weather. administrators kicking off the new school year with this music
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transformed into "nice nice baby" after the school mascot. the video is going viral online. >> christa: they're having fun, dancing for their frappe.
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toaster strudel. >> christa: hermine hammering the bay state with winds whipping up the coast. >> getting sandblasted for sure. >> christa: beaches closed, ferries shuttered as the storm swirled out at sea. >> sarah: hermine hitting inland, too. a tree toppled, a truck crushed. the cleanup continues this morning. >> christa: and breaking overnight, an intense firefight in narragansett.
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to knock down those flames. >> sarah: police in boston want to know if an officer was targeted. the explosive device found right outside his home. ? but i love that dirty water ? >> christa: and he loves that dirty water. julian edelman with a personal try butt to the city he calls home. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's 6:00 a.m. good morning to you on this back-to-school tuesday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: french. hermine isn't going anywhere. the storm sticking around through the labor day holiday into today. >> christa: beaches up and down the coast closed down as the system generates dangerous rip currents, as well. for more on what we can expect next, let's check in with chris lambert. >> chris: continuing to be an issue over the next couple days. stalled out to the south. potentially moving off to the west.
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have this slowly meandering to the south of us and weakening. that's important. hermine expected to go down to 40mph winds over next couple days. the strongest winds not overdone with. we're not going to see 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts. we'll see a lot of mist and some scattered showers at times backing in. maybe picking up one-tenth to a quarter inch over the next couple days. spinning its wheels south of us. some of the damp and breezy conditions. th expect that to continue. getting ready for school today. the breeze, the winds just not as strong. and again, today and tomorrow some gusts around 30mph. 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts. maybe a few closer to 40 across the cape and the islands. patchy look with a few showers the next couple days. 90 by the end of the week. that forecast ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's a look at the expressway
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braintree to boston northbound on the, pray. let's go to the maps. south of town, not too bad. starting to slow down around the braintree split. route 3 northbound, slow and go from weymouth up to the braintree split. 24 northbound from brockton up to 128 there. 95 not looking bad. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. route 2-s and 3 a little slow and go. no major delays. 93 slow and go back to 495. but we're not seeing any red. so that's good news there. no issues on route 1. will let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to 26 minutes the half hour on the expressway. braintree to boston. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. so no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle. thank you. 6:0. we're tracking hermine. the storm definitely making waves in the atlantic, sending them our way. coastal erosion still a major concern, as hermine just kind of slows and churns off the coast. ism and dangerous rip currents
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7's john cuoco live in westport this morning. john, how are things looking where you are? >> john: sarah, it's definitely still windy out here. if you take a look behind me, you can see some of these small, rolling waves coming in, but it was a much different story yesterday. they had to close the beach here in westport. they did the same in orleans. gusts of wind sending the rain sideways as waves were blown out to sea in westport and people parked to tat and irene rolled through, i think a lot of the homeowners in the area just anxious to make sure it's nothing that is of any size that rolls through. >> john: on horseneck beach, visitors were greeted with high surf and heavy winds. the morning was rough, but it didn't stop people from coming to the beach. the wind on the beach sent towels, hats, and bags flying, and blowing sand covered the walkways. at least two people ignored the warnings and took a dip before lifeguards called them in. >> we were just expecting
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feet. maybe a little bit bigger occasionally. we closed the water to swimming and surf, as well, today. >> john: it was the same story in orleans. heavy winds and constant rain on nauset beach, the effects of hermine felt into the evening hours on monday. >> it's really windy. you're getting sandblasted for sure. i feel like those groups of needles in your face. >> john: tractors rolled on to the beach to pick up the lifeguard stands to strong winds didn't blow them away. >> stay away from the ocean. it's an angry sea. >> john: courage the middle of the afternoon, waves hit heights of eight feet. the rip currents were so dangerous that officials closed the beach and warned people the stay out of the water. >> severe rip currents. any time someone goes in the water, we would have to send our life-saving personnel out. >> the lifeguard said high tide was coming in so we needed to come in off the beach. they wouldn't let us stay anymore. so they taped it all off. >> john: right now we're still
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they'll be open, if they'll be closed. when we get that information, we'll bring it right to you. live in westport, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: inland hermine is causing trouble, as well, including in taunton where someone experienced some real tree trouble. let's go now to 7's kris anderson with more on these strong winds. kris, these trees already stressed because of the drought. >> kris: they are dry, christa, so it didn't take much to bring them down. the owner of a truck w walked outside. it slammed right into his vehicle. strong winds knocked the tree into the truck causing some dents and damage. the owner says he came out the actually check on his garage when he heard reports of a strong wind. that's when he noticed the damage. >> i was walking into the garage. as soon as i stepped enter the garage. i hear a loud bang. and i came back out, looked, big huge tree branch fell right on
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>> kris: good news here is no one was inside that truck when that branch came crashing down on top of it. strong winds in newton taking down this tree. mbta crews had to work to remove it from the track, but it landed on the overhead wire at the woodman stop on the green line, so it made it a little tough to get it removed. no one was injured during that incident, as well. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: breaking news out of new hampshire. the new hampshire attorney general's office investigating a death in danville. according to the union leader, the death hap last night. the incident remains under investigation this morning. and breaking news out of boston, one person is recovering from minor injuries after a cruiser and another vehicle collided on 93 south in boston early this morning. the accident happened near exit 18. it's not known if the trooper or the other driver is the person who was hurt in the crash. >> christa: also breaking overnight, crews battling quite a large fire at a home in narragansett, rhode island.
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see heavy flames coming out on this oceanfront property. firefighters also say strong winds complicated their effort, as well. they also had recorded trouble with water. no one was at home at the time, and the house reportedly belonged to the late owner of the pawtucket red sox. >> sarah: right now boston police investigating a frightening find. this device similar to a molotov cocktail was found right outside an officer's home. 7's jennifer eagan live in boston with more on what was found. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, it was thrown on to the front lawn. no one was hurt, but the home belongs to a city police officer. it's unclear if the person who threw it knew that at the time, but plos police are taking this very seriously. boston police concerned about an explosive find at an officer's home. sunday morning an officer found what is described as a molotov cocktail-like device in their yard. the bottle intact with what
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the grass charred but no damage to the officer's home. bpd and boston fire are investigating, trying to determine if this this was a random act or if someone was trying to send a message to this officer. it comes weeks after another investigation looking into whether city officers were possibly targeted. this one centered on three times officers downtown, in roxbury and east boston returned to their personal vehicles at the end of the shift and found the lug nuts holding on the tires were missing or loosened. after this was found in the ce commissioner william evans released a statement reading, "the safety and well-being of my officers is always of the highest importance to me. as a result, this is an incident we are taking seriously and investigating accordingly." in fact, thes be fire department's arson squad is helping out with the investigation. anyone with any information is asked the contact police. we're live in boston this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now boston
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assaulted on the greenway early monday morning. police say the woman was near state street and atlantic avenue walking through the greenway when a man approached her and assaulted her. anyone with any information is asked to go ahead and contact police. fire officials are investigating after a home in halifax went up in flames. crews responded to the scene here on kaufman street monday afternoon, and you can see the intensive flames shooting from the roof. one firefighter was treated for smoke inha ration. you can hear from audio the strong winds. that certainly did not help matters. neither did the lack of water to put out that fire. >> establishing a water supply was difficult initially because we have such a long distance from the street. we were able to do that in a timely fashion. the wind was certainly somewhat of a factor. >> christa: the family was not at home at the time of the fire. right now crews are also
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police department's plan to use body cameras is heading to court. boston's largest police union is asking for an injunction to delay the start of that program. commissioner evans originally assigned 100 officers to wear the body cameras during a trial period, but no one volunteered. the patrolman's association says the city violated an agreement by forcing officers to then wear the devices. there are disturbing details at the framingham state university pic 28-year-old wilter dormevil is facing charges of gross lewdness and witness intimidation. a source tells 7news the inappropriate conduct happened in the presence of a framingham state student. dormevil has been placed on administrative leave. >> christa: now to the latest in the race for the white house. hillary clinton is leading, but not by much in one of the latest presidential polls. this particular poll by franklin pierce university and the
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clinton has 444% while trump is at 41%, not a lot of difference from the same poll two months ago. also president obama calling off a meeting with the president of the philippines today. the white house was prommed to cancel that meeting after the philippines' president released an obscenity-laden rant against obama. while he's in laos, president obama will instead meet with the president of south korea. ism still ahead on "today in new england," a family's pet trapped and in trouble at the height of hermine. camera. >> christa: criminal charges could not be on the way after a west coast landmark is destroyed by vandals. >> sarah: and at 6:30, some high anxiety in the north end, a would-be thief stopped in his tracks as he tries the break in from above. >> chris: hermine still to the south of us. the wind today not as strong. we still have an active breeze. the kiddos back to school need the rain gear this morning.
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fresh sneakers, not today, not tomorrow, but we'll find dryness for the end of the week. >> danielle: not looking at any accidents on the roads this morning, but a lot of brake lights out there. 30 minutes from braintree to boston expressway with the "t"
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were able to get down safely. >> christa: if you think that rescue is super awkward, we need to remind you of time-lapse video. >> sarah: it was. >> christa: great work done by them. chris, pretty windy out there. >> chris: willing to bet that tree branch has some claw marks on it. that cat holding on tight. nantucket, mashpee, 52-mile-per-hour gusts. sandwich at 43. from falmouth to rockport to brookline to boston, gusty winds. brookline and boston area closer the 50 to 60 across the islands. nantucket one and one-third inches of rain. most of the cape picking up close to a half an inch of rain. north an west, quarter of an inch or less. so by far this was not a drought-centered rain for us. damp outside the morning. we continue to slowly add up some rainfall totals. adding up a couple 100th of
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roadways, keep it on the dump side. watch out for the roads. not enough to help us with the drought situation. here's hermine, to the south of us, below 65mph, edging off to the west here. continuing to weaken. one thing the note, the satellite shot from this morning versus yesterday morning, not nearly as impressive. we are seeing the weakening of the storm system. we'll continue to do so the next couple days. that's why i don't expect a repeat performance of those strong winds. even if the close to the coastline, winds won't be as strong as what we saw yesterday. case in point. looking right now, gusts of 15 to 25mph. sure, we'll have a breeze through the day. at times we may see gusts close to 30 if just not over it across the islands, but it's not going to be nearly as strong as what we had yesterday. breezy, damp conditions today. one thing that is still lingering, though, are the rough seas. toward the coastline, winds
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with 2 to 4 foot seas if not 3 to 5 foot seas. cautious on the rip currents today. same rough surf and rip current risk over the next couple days. transition day on thursday. if you like the warm weather, come on, one more beach day, i think we will find it by friday. that 90-dry weather in chicago later this afternoon moves eastbound. we'll be close to 90. back-to-school, back to work this week, but if on friday, do it, right? 75 today. not even close to the 90-degree weather. milder patchy fog attached overnight tonight. scattered showers on wednesday. warm over the weekend, as well. isolated sure or thunderstorm saturday night into early sunday, otherwise dry with with temps in the 80s. >> christa: all right. time for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: let's head outside. 93 as you make your way through
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let's switch cameras, take a look at the expressway. northbound, lots of brake lights. we're in the watching any accidents at the moment. so good news there. south of town, you're slow on route 3 northbound from weymouth up to 128. same on route 24 northbound from brockton. also hitting the brakes around the braintree split. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. routes 2 and 3, slow and go, no major delays. also slowing investigate on 93 back to 495. but route 1 looking good. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready t the door. 25 minutes to half an hour on the expressway. just 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 22 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: 6:19. caught on camera, vandals toppling over this iconic rock formation that's a landmark out in oregon. a group of people knocked over this famous rock on an oregon beach last week. it's been photographed many
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park officials say they didn't initially think people were responsible for this damage. but then they saw this cell phone video and, of course, that proved otherwise. there you see it. witnesses say they're just heartbroken by this. >> i guess for me it defines what a pacific city is. that rock, that's what everybody takes a picture of, the photo. they maybe would want the share that with their children and their grand dhirn and how they can only see that rock through a memory. >> so a witness to all this said the vandals claim the rock was a friends broke their leg jumping off of it. so this is really a fixture. it's basically a sandstone sculpture. it's been at that beach since 1973. and police say they're investigating. they could file charges, but it's really sad to see this piece of nature now destroyed. no one else can enjoy it. >> maybe they jump off of it. >> that would remove the safety hazard. >> sarah: . cog up this morning at 6:30. one police department saying thanks.
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reaching out on social media. >> christa: and just ahead, another close game for the sox. can they finally get the help they need? >> sarah: and one pats star hitting the streets, proving he can do more than just catch
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ey again. who's directing this? that guy, figures. introducing tiny toast. the tiny cereal with the big taste of real fruit. >> chris: time is 6:24 on thistu a lot of drizzle out there. mist around, as well. temperatures running mid-60s. winds only gusting 15 to 20mph. so the wind speeds a lot lighter today compared to yesterday. once in a while pushing close to 30mph and a few gusts, but 50 to 60-mile-per-hour gusts. we saw yesterday across the cape and the islands. this afternoon temperatures running lower to middle 70s. we warm it up by the end of the week. in the next couple day, patches of mist and a few showers around. more on that forecast ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with
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>> joe: good morning. winning close games is not the red sox specialty this season. the sox have scored more runs than any team in baseball this year, but they've found themselves in one-run games 36 times and lost 20 of those games, including their last two against two of the worst teams in all of baseball, the a's and padres. here we go. drew pomeranz held his old team scoreless through three. but the padres get to him in the fourth. a two-run shot. 2-0 pads. sox got within a run on a chris young pinch-hit home run in the eighth, but they came up short again in a one-run game, falling 2-1 the final. rory mcilroy roaring back in the final round of the deutsche bank championship, firing off a six under 65, coming from six shots behind to win by two strokes. it's his second win at tpc boston and his first pga tour
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-- 2015. the patriots get back to work today in foxborough, gearing up for their season opener sunday night against the cardinals. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. ? well i love that dirty water ? boston you're my home ? >> christa: that is patriots' wide receiver julian edelman showing off his skate skills with some other guy. we thought it might be danny amendola. he posted this video on twitter. he captioned it, "boarding around town this weekend. i realize how much boston has become home." don't fall. don twist anything. ism we like the song, though. still ahead on 7news, an alert in the north end. a thief was allegedly sneaking around on rooftops. >> christa: and police using this crash to send a message. what they don't want you doing behind the wheel.
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>> sarah: on alert in the north end, a thief tries to drop in from above. >> [inaudible] i don't even know. >> sarah: the suspect nabbed after attempted rooftop robberies. >> christa: a major fire in rhode island turning deadly. a young boy killed and a community searching for answers. >> sarah: a warning to drivers after this d how a teen's car ended up a mangled mess. >> christa: and college students helping out police and having some fun with back-to-school signs in bridgewater. >> sarah: and taking burgers into wonka's world. one restaurant's tasty tribute to a hollywood. legend. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: i'm sorry. >> sarah: maybe it tastes great. good tuesday morning, everybody. it's 6:30.
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-- i'm sarah french. >> christa: that left an image. speaking of image, parents will have to get creative taking those back-to-school, first day of class shots because it's kind of nasty out there. >> sarah: it is. backpack, ponchos. >> chris: take it inside. kiddos are like, we'll let this one slide. we have a lot of drizzle and misbacking in off the ocean. scattered showers not enough to put a dent in the drought keep the road spray out there. going to be a slow go for the morning commute, no question about that. hermine to the south of us by about 150 miles. winds sustained at 65mph. kind of doing the old loop here as it recurves over the next couple days. it's losing a lot of its strength. we're not going to see a repeat of those strong, gusty winds that we saw yesterday. more on the order 306mph versus 50 to 60 across the cape and the islands.
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looking for the heat back in the forecast on friday. more on that coming up. no definitely need the wipers here today, danielle. >> danielle: everyone back to school, back to work today. a busy morning on the roads. the pike doesn't look too bad here. we're watching a new accident eastbound on the pike at newton corner in newton. let's go to the maps. north of town, slow and go on route 2 and route 3. 93 is stop and go basically back to 495 this morning. it's not too bad on route 1. braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, though, over you're still around the braintree split on route 3 northbound, back to weymouth. 24 northbound, stop and go back the brockton. and 95 slow approaching 128, slow. 18 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, nearly half an hour. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: and we're following
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general's office investigating a death in danville. according to the union leader, the death happened at a home on caramel drive last night. the incident remains under investigation this morning. also breaking news out of boston, one person is recovering from minor injuries after a cruiser and another vehicle collided on 93 south in boston early this morning. the accident happened near exit 18. it is not known if the trooper or the other driver is the person who was hurt in the crash. >> christa: get a check of the other top stories. police are investigatig after a dangerous device was found near a boston police officer's home on sunday morning. the officer found what's described as a molotov cocktail-like device in his yard. the grass was burned but there was no damage to the officer's home. right now police are looking into whether the officer was specifically targeted. also crews battling quite a large fire here at this home in narragansett, rhode island. overnight, you can see the heavy
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this ocean front property. fire crews say the strong winds also complicated the strong efforts. no one was at home. the house reportedly belonged to the late owner of the pawtucket red sox. right mao boston police are searching for a suspect officers say sexually assaulted a woman on the greenway early monday morning. police say the woman was near state street and atlantic avenue walking through the greenway when a man approached her and assaulted her. anybody with any information is asked to get in contact with police. be thief in the north end dropping in on residents. he was trying to break into apartments from the roof until he was stopped. witnesses say they actually caught the man in the act before police made the arrest. 7's kris anderson is in the control room now with more on this story. kris? >> kris: daring act, sarah. 7news talked to this man as he tried to get in through her window. police say the suspect tried to
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>> it's scary to think someone might be doing that. >> that's crazy. >> kris: people in this north end neighborhood alarmed after man tried to break into several apartments sunday morning but climbing up on to people's roofs. >> he went over there and walked around and tried to get in the window. he was yelling. he was yelling some stuff. >> kris: this woman and her husband were sound asleep until they heard a noise outside their window. >> i guess he yelled revolution." so we yelled at him to get off the roof. he started trying to open the window, and we have two windows, so he opened the first one, and then i guess he started pushing on the other one and my husband just held the window so it wouldn't break. >> kris: luckily the rooftop burglar couldn't get in. >> i guess someone must have yelled at him, distractedded him, and he started talking to them and stomping on the skylight and branging on the window again. and the cops came. >> kris: boston police
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new york who not only tried to get into this apartment but three others, as well. people around here say crime doesn't happen often. >> definitely a little frightening to think about someone potentially doing that. >> kris: pretty wile. fortunately no one was injured during these attempted break-ins. the suspect is behind bars facing several charges. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. a missing woman from charleton has been found safe and sound. investigators from her in the past few days, however, this morning police once again say they found the 28-year-old late last night. >> sarah: new details on a deadly fire at a home in middleton, rhode island. fire officials say it was accidental. investigators believe the fire started in a second-floor bathroom early monday morning. a seven-year-old boy died at the hospital. two of his sisters were injured. five police officers were also treated for smoke inhalation. witnesses stepping in to
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dangerous hit-and-run in seekonk. police say mary elliott was drunk when she shit a 50-year-old jogger on route 44 and kept going late sunday afternoon. we're told witnesses followed elliott into east providence until police arrived. elliott is charged with operating under the influence and reckless driving. >> christa: police in hingham reminding drivers not to use cell phones while they're behind the wheel. this is after officers say a teenager was involved in a serious crash over the weekend. police say a 17 year o dialing a number and that's when he crashed on elm street. he's okay but was cited for using his cell phone inside that car. >> sarah: some bridgewater state students are having a little fun now that the school year is nearly under way. a house on berlin ave now features a sign reading, "this is not a party house." the house across the street has its own sign which reads, "that is the party house. " bridgewater police posted the pictures on twitter monday.
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>> christa: much more ahead this morning, including bill cosby's legal battle that continues. we'll have the latest on why he'll be back in court today. >> sarah: plus queen's former frontman getting a four hundred million dollars. ols 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. four hundred million unavailable to the ninety-six percent of students who don't attend charter schools. let's improve public schools for all students, not just a select few.
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>> christa: good tuesday morning. freddie mercury being honored in a special way. yesterday would have been mercury's 70th birthday. >> sarah: one restaurant remembering the late gene wilder. this burger was inspired by his movie willie wonka a chocolate factory. all right. along with the patty inside, the rainbow bun is tomato soup jelly and so-called wonka sauce, also some hidden golden tickets. you can try it in sidney, australia. only until next weekend. so much for going to sidney. even though it looks disgusting, i bet that's food dye. >> christa: right. you have to get over the mental...ism close your eyes. >> christa: i could see
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>> sarah: pretty interesting. >> christa: points for creativity. 6:42. know and go is coming your way next. in fact, a florida state player giving away the jersey off his back in another special moment. >> john: and the winds have once again picked up here in westport. so when will we be didn't with hermine? >> christa: and a device similar to a molotov cocktail tossed on a boston police officer's front yard. we'll have the very latest
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>> it's 6:45. time the know and go. >> john: pounding rains and powerful winds shutting down beaches. have we seen the last of hermine? >> kris: wicked winds sending a tree crashing down in taunton. now the clean-up begins. >> searching for the person who threw a dangerous device. >> sarah: and it's back to school for a lot of kids today. and in one rhode island town, their heading to class in style. >> christa: all right. time to know and go here on this tuesday. >> sarah: look like tropical storm hermine isn't going anywhere as it stalls off the coast. the storm sticking around through the labor day holiday into today. beaches up and down the coast closed down as the system
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rip currents. let's send it over the meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: the wind not as strong today as yesterday. the vineyard and nantucket just shy of 60mph. sandwich coming in at 43. current gusts right now closer to 25 in boston to the north shore, down across the islands. what's going on here is the rain is weakening and backing off to the west. we're not expecting to see much more wind as we go through the next couple days. breezy condition, yes. it's still pin wheeling, plenty of we have patches of mist, drizzle, scattered lighter showers out there. but it's still a drill center, as well. many towns picking up more than half inch of water. south of us, the center of circulation. this will coil around the next couple days before getting kicked out to sea late in the week. even if the track gets close to the new england coastline. it's going to be in its weakened form. i don't expect it to be as strong as what we had yesterday. occasionally a few gusts 30 to 40mph around the south
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generally speaking on the higher side here with waves running 3 to 5 feet. rough surf and minor beach erosion a possibility the next couple days. the first, transition day will be on thursday. showers in the morning transitions to a warm afternoon. could get a spot shower or thunderstorm on thursday night. but the theme of warming up continues to end the week, in fact, pushing 90 by the time we hit friday. not there today. breezy, some scattered showers sitting there. especially mid-day into the afternoon. scattered showers on wednesday. there is your transition day. leading into friday, push 90 degrees. warm over the weekend. could get a sure or thunderstorm overnight saturday into early sunday morning. ism time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. it's busy out there. here's a look at the pike. doesn't look too bad. roads are slick. most spots are slow. we're also watching a few accidents. this one eastbound on the pike in newton.
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that's causing stop-and-go traffic back to 128. route 2 and route 3 a little slow and go. no major delays. this is a new accident. 93 southbound at mystic avenue. this is in medford here, and that has the shoulder blocked on route 93. route 1, stop-go-traffic into boston. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway this morning. a little over half an hour. also slow around the braintree split. route 3 northbound through weymouth. the same on route 24 northbound. back to let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 27 minutes braintree to boston. 22 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 25 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get back to tracking hermine this morning. the storm causing quite a rainy and windy labor day for some. and it's still making waves out there this morning. in fact, beaches were closed and many ferries still are not running. >> sarah: the waves proving to
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john cuoco live in westport. how are conditions looking where you are? >> john: sarah, just within the last half hour, the wind has definitely picked up here. take a look behind me, look at the ocean, you see just some small rolling waves. it was a much different story yesterday. in fact, we had to close the beach here in westport, and they did the same in orleans. there was a constant rain in orleans. the eachs of hermine fell into th both beaches were closed because officials felt it became too dangerous to have anyone in the water. between the middle of the afternoon, waves hit heights of eight feet in orleans in westport, high winds on the beach, towel, hats and bags flying, and blowing sand cover the walkways. the massachusetts emergency management agency warns that he believes you need to watch out for rip currents through tomorrow. for now, live in westport, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england."
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isn't being felt at the coast inland. a storm causing problems including in taunton, which experienced some tree trouble. 7 ease kris anderson joins us now with more on what happened. >> john: sarah, the dry trees and then the wind moving in. bad combination. tree crashed into a truck in taunton when that came toppling down. strong winds knocked the tree into this man's work truck. look at the damage. there he says he came out the check on his garage when he heard reports of strong winds. that's when he saw what happened to his vehicle. >> i garage. as soon as i stepped into the garage, i heard a loud bang. and i came back out, looked, big huge tree branch fell right on top of my truck. >> kris: fortunately no one was inside the truck when that tree came toppling down. also taking down trees. mbta crews work to remove the trees from the tracks there. some of the branches landed on the overhead wires at the woodland stop on the green line. good news here is no one was
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either. live in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're following breaking news out of new hampshire. the new hampshire attorney general investigating a death in danville. according to the union leader, the death happened at a home on caramel drive last night. the incident remains under investigation this morning. and breaking news out of boston. a state trooper rushed to the hospital after his cruiser was rear-ended by an alleged drunk driver on the expressway. state police tell us the trooper's cruiser was hit while he crash near exit 18. the trooper was hurt but is expected to be okay. state police tell us the driver was arrested and charged with d.u.i. >> christa: boston police investigating to see if one of thir officers was targeted at home after a dangerous device was found on his lawn. let's go live to 7's jennifer eagan in boston with more on what he found. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good
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officer's front lawn over the weekend. boston police were called to this officer's home before 8:00 sunday morning. it was a beer bottle with a rag stuffed inside and it will on fire. the lawn was charred but no damage to the home. the home belongs to a boston police officer, but it's unknown if the person who threw it knew that at the time. the boston fire department's arson squad is investigating this incident. boston police want to know the motive behind this, of course. commissioner william evans released a statement reading, "the safety and officers is always of the highest importance to me, and as a result, this is an incident we are taking seriously and investigating accordingly." anyone with any information on the case is asked to contact police. we're live in boston, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking overnight, crews battling a huge fire at a home in narragansett, rhode island. you can see the heavy flames pouring out of the oceanfront home. firefighters say strong winds complicated their efforts.
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the late owner of the pawtucket red sox. s be police are searching for a suspect who officers say sexually assaulted a woman on the greenway early monday morning. police say the woman was near state street and atlantic avenue walking through the greenway when a man approached her and assaulted her. anyone with information is asked to contact police. >> christa: fire officials are investigating after a home in halifax went up in flames. crews responded to the scene on thompson street monday afternoon. and you can see how int through the roof. there one firefighter had to be treated for smoke inhalation, and officials say a low supply of water and strong winds made it tough to put out the fire. the family was not home at the time and crews have also been searching for their dog. >> sarah: happening today, a framingham state university police officer is due in court. 28-year-old wilter dormevil is facing charges of gross lewdness and witness intimidation. a source tells 7news the
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in the presence of a framingham state student. dormevil has been placed on administrative leave. >> christa: the boston police department's plan the use body cameras is now headed to court. boston's largest police union is now asking for an injunction to delay the start of that program. commissioner evans assigned 100 officers to wear these body cameras during a trial period after no one volunteered to do so. the patrolman's association says the city violated an agreement by forcing officers to wear those devices. >> sarah: bill cosby will be i sexual assault case agaisnt him. cosby's lawyers will fight the keep out key evidence, including testimony the comedian gave in an accuser's lawsuit. the 79-year-old entertainer is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. a judge will also set a trial date during today's hearing. >> christa: happening today, members of the mbta's janitorial union will meet with governor bake esear chief of staff to talk about some planned layoffs. the "t" recently announced it
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so janitors have protested at governor baker's office three times because of that. this is such a touching story. florida state receiver travis rudolph reuniting with a boy who has autism. so he gave sixth grader bo paske a personalized seminoles' jersey before the team's come-from-behind win last night against ole miss. and rudolph also caught a touchdown in the game, as well some a great night for both of them. this is a friendship that last week between the two. rudolph was visiting a middle school, and he joined paske for lunch after noticing he had to eat right there by himself. >> christa:ism lots of kids heao school today in rhode island. teachers at one school had a special message for all the students. ? anything less than the best is a felony ? if there is a problem
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>> sarah: administrators and students at central high school kicking off the new school year with this music video. the vanilla ice hit transformed into "hice, nice baby" after the school's mascot. the video is already going viral online. you just have to make a viral video to be next hit sensation. >> christa: i think they'll be dancing today. >> chris: big puddles for dancing to keep the puddles and the roadways going on the wet side throughout this afternoon. scattered showers around. we'll get some peeks of sun. most of the mix this morning. scattered showers on the way. not nearly as strong, the wind, the next couple days. gusts close to 30. hot friday, close to 90. >> christa: indoor recess for some of these kids heading back today. but hope it's a great one for all of those kids. >> sarah: yes. the "today show" is straight ahead.
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good morning. homestretch. clinton and trump kick their campaigns into high gear. >> hillary clinton would be a disaster. >> every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> clinton up six points overall tougher mountain for trump to climb. with just 63 days to go can he turn things around? not over yet. hermine churning up more high winds and dangerous whip currents. warnings still in effect. beaches in new york closed for a third day. glitch in the system. overnight a major airline's glitch in the check in system.

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