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pulled the trigger. >> christa: and an 81-year-old store owner robbed and attacked. who detectives are now looking for in connection with this violent crime. >> sarah: donald trump and hillary clinton tackling foreign policy and national security. we'll break down all the drama from the commander-in-chief forum. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> christa: it is foggy out there. definitely out there. i'm christa delcamp. and chris lambert has more on your forecast. >> sarah:>> chris: a little drid mist overnight. visibility about a quarter mile in boston. locally dense fog is just that. it's local. not all towns are seeing it. bedford, hyannis okay with that visibility. temperatures stuck in the upper 60s to near 70. the flat line for next several hours. once we break out into the sun later today, those temperatures will jump up, especially up on the coastline.
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wheels, occasionally throwing in a spot shower this morning, but more prevalent is the patchy drizzle and some fog left out there. cooler along the coastline this afternoon. notice you're breaking back out some sunny skies to mix in with the cloud cover this afternoon. we'll hold mid to upper 70s at the coast. mid-80s inland. we close in on 90 to end the week. the forecast ahead. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. head outside. here is a look at there. maybe be extra careful. let's head to the maps now. we're not watching any issues on the roads. routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. route 2 and 3 are fine. 93 head entering town, some work crews out there. no issues on route 1. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes this morning.
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expected to start the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: a deadly drive into a popular newton restaurant finally leading to an indictment. after six months, a grand jury has decided to charge the driver who crashed into sweet tomatoes carry -- killing three people and injuring several others. >> christa: this morning the families of the victims are speaking out. nicole oliverio is live in newton with more. families were saying they were wondering if charges would ever be brought against the driver. it doesn't change anything. if you step out of the water, the restaurant where the driver crashed through six months ago still remains boarded up and closed. it has been six months since an s.u.v. crashed through the front of a packed newton restaurant. now the driver, has been indicted. the crash killed two people, including eleanor miele, who would have turned 58 in the coming days. >> i guess there's some solace
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around, you know, after six months my sister's been gone, her birthday is this coming sunday. >> nicole: the driver, 55-year-old bradford casler, is now charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide. it was early march when investigators say casler drove down chestnut street in his s.u.v., across washington, hitting several parked cars, then driving right into a packed sweet tomatoes restaurant. miele and 32-year-old gregory morin were killed. miele's family hoped the driver would be held accountable. >> whatever was going on in his mind that night when he drove through that intersection, that's a heavily driven intersection, and, you know, we haven't heard anything. >> nicole: the district attorney's office hasn't said what they believe happened that made casler lose control. miele was ordering a pizza when she was killed. her family devastated every day
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god that there was some strange... things happen in life. you just can't explain. >> nicole: these barriers were put up just yesterday as that indictment came down. what is still unclear is when this driver is going to be heading to court where we hope to learn more about what happened before that deadly drive. that's the latest live in newton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking overnight, one person has died after being shot in dorchester. ripley street. 7's victoria warren is live in our control room with the very latest on this story. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. family members rushed to the scene, overcome with emotions, a combination of grief, anger, and a lot of questions. sources confirming that one man was shot and killed, and a little before 8:00 last night on ripley road in dorchester. the victim was in his 20s. witnesses say he was standing outside when someone came up and just started shooting.
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at the scene, yelling that someone in the crowd must know something. she was also heard yelling at police officers to remove her brother's body from the ground. boston police continue their investigation this morning. so far they have not made any arrests. live this morning in the control room, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: also breaking, a missing kayaker in quincy has been found safe and sound this morning. the coast guard ending their search after they received a saying he was home. officials say the 30-year-old disappeared last night after overturning his kayak near ralston beach and swimming to shore. >> christa: new this morning, an alleged robber on the run accused of an alarming attack up in manchester. police say he assaulted an 81-year-old convenience store owner during that robbery and then took off. let's head out live in manchester with more on the man police are searching for this morning. here's 7's john cuoco with a
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they know exactly who they're looking for, and he has a history of violence. now you can add what allegedly happened here to that list. an 81-year-old man, bloodied and brutally beaten, his hand bandaged while being loaded into an ambulance wednesday afternoon in manchester. police say they got a 911 call at around 1:00 p.m. for an assault at the food mart on maple street. investigators say a man attacked the store owner before grabbing cash and taking off. disoriented, the owner was able to give a description of the suspect to manchester police, and now they say they know who they're looking for. it's this man, 20-year-old thomas ford, jr., of hooksett, new hampshire. ford has active warrants out for armed robbery and first-degree assault. police believe he should be considered armed and dangerous. ford is about 5'10" and weighs approximately 145 pounds. he has black hair and hazel
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if you know anything about the suspect or have any other information that may help police, you're asked to give them a call. we're live in manchester, new hampshire, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: six people are recovering this morning after being rushed to the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak in watertown. officials say a malfunctioning furnace in the laundry room caused the leak last night on riverside road. three adults and three children were sent to the hospital. the rest of the building was evacuated. >> i smelled it was wrong, so i called the manager. >> sarah: fire officials say the leak has been contained. no word yet on the condition of the victims. >> christa: transit police say it appears a tragic accident on the tracks is what led to the death of a 17-year-old freshman at boston university. the student was hit by an mbta commuter rail train in brighton late tuesday night. the student was from china. investigators believe the teen
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>> i remember being a freshman. everything is new and you're meeting everybody. and gosh, no one has a chance. >> he just arrived here and that happened, so it's really sad. everybody is sad about it. >> christa: investigators have not released the victim's name. they're still working to notify his family overseas in china. >> sarah: investigators continue to search for suspects in the murder of vanessa marcotte in princeton. authorities say they have received more detectives are following up on all of those tips to find out who killed the 27-year-old last month. a big arrest in berlin. police now have a bank robbery suspect in custody after a dramatic search over the weekend. he was arrested wednesday in westborough. police say matthew alden robbed a bank, stole a motorcycle and robbed a home full of weapons. officers shut down part of berlin on sunday to search for him. >> christa: also on 7, the
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controversy now in the hands of a judge. union leaders are trying to delay the start of this program after police commissioner william evans assigned 100 officers to wear those devices. now, beth sides were back in court wednesday, and the judge in the case says he should have a ruling by tomorrow. six commuter rail workers off the job this morning, three others under investigation after officials discovered some issues with their time cards. keolis says the employees indicated they had worked more hours than they actually did, and in a statement, the company said the of these individuals not only violated keolis' standard of ethics for its employees but undermines the trust placed in our organization by the mbta and taxpayers of the commonwealth and will not be tolerated. >> sarah: turning to the race for the white house, hillary clinton and donald trump facing off without actually coming face to face. the candidates fielding tough questions from the military during their commander-in-chief forum. those trying the prove they're
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newsroom with more. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, good morning. both presidential candidates hit the same stage last night, but they never came face the face. they both answered questions from the audience of military personnel on matters that mean the most to them. >> how are you? good to see you. >> nancy: hillary clinton rallies in charlotte today after answering tough questions for a military audience about e-mailing classified information. >> i comun kateed about classified material on a separate system. i took it very seriously. >> nancy: she drew the line on ground troops to fight isis. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again, an we're not putting ground troops into syria. >> nancy: and she insisted that donald trump also supported the iraq war. >> i have taken responsibility for my decision. >> let me go to -- >> he refuses to take responsibility for his support. >> i was totally against the war in iraq.
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carolina today after being repeatedly by the audience to explain his policy. he said immigrants who are not citizens shown allowed to serve in the military. >> it would be a very special circumstance, yes. >> he defended praising russia's leaders. >> if he says great things about me, i'll say great things about him. >> nancy: and he criticized military leaders. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. it's embarrassing for our country. >> nancy: trump and clinton crashed over v.a. reform. >> i will not let privatized. >> i never said take the veteran's administration private. i wouldn't do that. >> nancy: setting the stage for their first debate later this month. meantime, democrats just released clinton's e-mails with colin powell. they are calling it a playbook on how to get around the system using a personal e-mail. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: people in massachusetts will be hitting the polls to vote in the state primaries today. a number of positions in the
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election, but there doesn't seem to be much competition. 126 people running for election are running unopposed. >> christa: coming up on 5:12 on this thursday, a firefight in hingham. fierce flames tear into a home as crews race to stop them from spreading. >> sarah: plus turkeys on the attack in foxborough. >> christa: ryan lochte expected to miss a major meet as a suspension is expected to be handed out today. >> chris: kiddos back t waiting for the bus. temperatures running in the upper 60s. outdoor recess? i think so later this afternoon. it's drying out and warming up. we'll keep the humidity around. hitting 90 degrees to end the week. your weekend forecast ahead, as well. >> danielle: and it's tough to see out there. other than that, not watching any incidents on the road. both the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule.
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>> it's time for some throwback thursday fun as kids head back to school. we'll give all of you at home a look at our favorite person. any idea who this adorable little girl is? this is nancy chen. a big smile ready for camera day, picture day at school. so cute, nancy. >> christa: i am loving the overalls right there. i didn't knowan glasses. what a cute little girl. the bow gives it away because her little one is always wearing bows. she grew up. >> sarah: my mom saved all these outfits and i just put them on brit. >> christa: there is not a photo that exists with your daughter without a bow. >> sarah: then i get a picture
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little girl. two thumbs-up. first day of class. this is, of course, danielle gersh, showing off her best back-to-school outfit. little fashionista always. we have even more photos posted on our web site of everybody. so just head on over to whdh.com if you want to see them. >> christa: i always look forward to this every year. chris forgot about the assignment, and so did i. so you won't be seeing any pictures from us. >> chris: we get fs. we didn't make the grade. being poor i love the bows. and not only any bow, they have to be oversized bows on you and now your little one. dense fog advisory along the coastline this morning. visibility a quarter mile or less at times. boston right now close to a quarter mile. same thing out in provincetown. ten-mile visibility in bedford. even though it's locally dense, it's not in every town. 67 in boston. 68 in norwood.
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what the radar doesn't pick up on is that low level of moisture, patches of mist and drizzle we've seen. it does pick up a couple spot showers down near falmouth and across acushnet and over to the vineyard at this point. nothing to write home about. nothing appreciable in terms of rainfall totals. notice that spin to the south of us. that's the remnant low of hermine. very slow to get off the east coast. finally beginning to make a quick shadow of itself. winds. look at the dew point levels. upper 60s and lower 70s. we have high humidity in place as we go through the next couple days. it begins to lower by tomorrow afternoon. i think tomorrow we start off with dew points near 70 into the low 60s in the afternoon. the second half of the weekend feeling more refreshing has the front crosses on by. here is the heat. it's off to the west and southwest of us. that's going to be working in for tomorrow. so if there's going to be a day that we push 90 degrees, that will be tomorrow.
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clouds, patches of drizzle and fog this morning. we'll get breaks of sun this afternoon. this evening and overnight, there could be a passing shower or thunderstorm, especially across northern mass and up into southern new hampshire. it passes on through early tomorrow, with some clouds around to start the day. but we have nine through this afternoon. that's when we'll warm up to 85 to 90 degrees. a couple 91s or 92s a possibility. returning warm front saturday night. cool front comes in here early on saturday. with that cool front early on sunday morning, could get a thunder. that front overnight saturday into sunday morning. i think sunday afternoon turning out mainly dry. 77 to 85 today. this is going to be a process to get rid of the fog and the drizzle this morning. so especially mid-to-late afternoon, we'll break out into that sun. once that sun breaks out, lower to middle 80s away from the coastline. weekend forecast looks mainly dry. coolest at the coastline on saturday. early next week looking beautiful. low humidity monday and tuesday.
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>> sarah: residents of foxborough say wild turkeys are on the attack, even chasing them down. >> christa: okay. so they're getting a little aggressive. who knew? and they're even holding up traffic. so this is a major pain. people are fed up by all of this. so for the latest on this story, let's go to 7's nancy chen. >> nancy: this is no joke. residents in foxborough say they have had enough. they say you don't want to be caught on the wrong side of these wild turk years. >> they will chase you. >> nancy: turkeys are terrorizing foxborough. >> picking people and forcing them up against trees. >> nancy: animal control has gotten calls about the wild birds. >> one flew on the side of my car. >> nancy: striking fear in the hearts of those who get too close. >> stay away. stay in the car and get away. >> i won't go near them at all. >> nancy: along busy roads. turkeys are taking their time as they cross to the other side. >> the police will come by, put
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>> nancy: susan brown has had more than one run-in with the birds and watches as they go yard to yard searching for food, which is sometimes left by people. >> if you feed them, they'll come more often. >> nancy: animal control says that's a problem along with birdfeeders. and even though they can get aggressive, one of the worst things you can do is run away. >> they're in the afraid of you at all. >> nancy: it only makes these -- >> demon turkeys. >> >> i don't think they're dangerous. use common sense and stay away and move on. >> nancy: animal control says it's important for residents to stand their ground if they come into contact with one of the turkeys. i think that might be easier said than done. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: whoa. all right, nancy, thank you. up again on 7news, not again. a truck stuck and in trouble in westwood. this is not first time the bridge has caused some trouble. >> sarah: plus campus
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>> sarah: the red sox are back in sole possession of first place in the a.l. east after beating the padres again out in san diego. travis shaw hit a two-run homer in the second inning. hanley ramirez and added solo shots later in the game. sox won 7-2. and the blue jays also lost again to the yankees, meaning the sox are now a full game ahead of toronto for the top spot in the division standings. >> christa: let's talk about the pats. it looks like they are anxious to get the season under way, especially jimmy garoppolo. >> sarah: yeah, the newly cemented starter is itching the show he can hold down the fort with tom brady suspended. garoppolo is set to make his first nfl start sunday night
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off on his four-game suspension, he offered him words of encouragement. >> just good-bye and good luck really. he was just wishing me luck for the first four. i think he wished it for the whole team. this is why you play the game. you play to be in the game and play. you don't want to be the back-up, so the opportunity is here. just got to go take advantage of it. >> sarah: the pats are currently a six-point underdog heading into sunday night's game. >> christa: swimmer ryan loch suspended by the u.s. olympic committee later today according to reports, lochte will be suspended for ten months after that incident in rio when he and three other swimmers claimed they were held up by armed men. it was later revealed that lochte made up much of that story. while serving his suspension he will miss next year's world championships. the other swimmers are also expected to be punished. >> sarah: coming up, the wait is over, but not everyone is happy. the apple upgrade causing
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>> sarah: now at 5:30, fierce flames tearing through an historic chisholm home. it wasn't just fire crews that rushed to get people out safely. >> christa: and triathlon trouble in maine. why some people worried about the swimming part of that upcoming competition. >> sarah: colin kaepernick addressing religion rumors and a local lawmaker is weighing in on his national anthem protest. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: everybody good morning, and thanks for waking up with us on this foggy thursday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. let's get a check of the forecast with chris lambert. kind of felt like halloween driving in this morning. >> chris: third morning in a row of gray skies and dampness outside.
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along the coastline until 9:00 a.m. visibility reduced boston up into beverly over to brown. right now a quarter of a mile. three miles in worcester. ten miles in bedford. so not all towns seeing that locally dense fog, but we have temperatures running into the upper 60s to near 70. so a mild and muggy start with a little moisture lingering and just enough instability. there have been a couple spot showers to work in down near buzzards bay and the cape and the islands. we'll get some breaks of sun this afternoon, warming up low coastline. 7news along the coastline pushing 90 tomorrow. that weekend forecast ahead. >> christa: okay. let's go to danielle gersh. maybe leave a little extra time today because of that fog. >> danielle: a little bit hard to see out there. let's head outside. here's a look at the braintree split. you can see all that fog, but you can still see the brake lights, too. things starting to slow down. south of town, we're not watching any issues. mostly green on routes 3, 24 and 95. heading in or out of town on the pike, no issues. problem-free.
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and heading into town on route 1, you're in good shape. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. just ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. 11 minutes on 93 southbound from 128 to the zakim bridge. so no delays, but again, it is foggy out there, so give yourself some extra time. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. >> christa: it's 5: 32. a check of your thursday morning top stories. a man has now been months after police say he drove his s.u.v. through the front of the sweet tomatoes restaurant in move. that crash killed two people. officers say the 65-year-old driver hit several parked cars before crashing through the restaurant. seven others were injured. right now police are searching for suspects after man is shot and killed in dorchester just before 8:00 last night. witnesses say someone opened fire while the victim was standing outside. so far no arrests have been made there.
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convenience store and attacked a store's 81-year-old owner. this happened at hawn's food market yesterday afternoon. the victim treated for his injuries. in this investigation, the suspect is 20-year-old thomas ford, jr. and police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. >> sarah: a home in hingham goes up in flames. firefighters tackling an intense inferno. flames turn to a home doing some serious damage. it was a dangerous effort to put that fou 7's nancy chen is live in our control room now with the details. nancy? >> chris: sarah, firefighters had a hard time putting out that fire because a woman living there was right in the process of moving. flames shooting out of this historic home in hingham. >> yeah, i was in my house, in my bedroom, and i heard a man yell, "get out now. everybody out now. justice. >> nancy: when firefighters arrived, it was simply too
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we had flames coming out three windows on the second floor. we had to go to an outside attack. >> i was worried there was a gas leak or something. then all the big moving trucks left. and then fire trucks came. >> nancy: it started just after 2:00 at this three-family home on elm street yesterday afternoon. a woman on the top floor was moving out. she wasn't hurt thanks to the movers who made sure everyone got out safely. >> they smelled smoke. after tha smoke in the living room area. they evacuated. >> nancy: three firefighters were hurt, all minor injuries, but this firefighter from norwell had heat exhaustion and had to go to the hospital. >> the second day of moving out. she had a lot of stuff packed up, ready for that. we had to work around that. that made it different for the crews. >> nancy: and investigators say the fire does appear to be accidental. in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. police in amherst arresting a man accused of an alarming
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police say the student was off campus when 18-year-old samuel texador, who was posing as an uber driver, approached her and offered to drive her to campus saturday morning. that's when they say he allegedly indecently assaulted her. this alleged attack has students at umass on edge today. they say the whole thing has really raised concerns about campus safety. >> sarah: it's terrifying. i use iewber all the time. i try it's so scary. >> christa: and umass police say the man may have approached others to offer a free ride, as well. he's being held without bail. >> sarah: we are learning more about man's alleged motive for killing his own daughter in new bedford. according to the "herald," the man shot his daughter after he learned she was dating an older man and she didn't spend father's day with him. he faced murder charges in
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19-year-old daughter sabrina back in july as she was coming home from the grocery store. it was an emotional day in court for the victim's family. >> i just can't believe some lawyer can defend a monster like that. i just can't believe it. he went into the courtroom laughing. i can't believe it. he's a monster. >> sarah: prosecutors say dasilva and his daughter had a strained relationship but reunited in before her murder. >> christa: and man from marshfield will be spending ten years behind bars after pleading guilty in connection with the death of his daughter, an infant at the time. ryan berry pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges after his five-month-old daughter died of an opioid overdose. this was back in 2011. police say that berry and the girl's mother poisoned their child by feeding her baby formula laced with opioids.
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explosion at this home in franklin. officials say that an elderly couple died when something ignited the gas that had been leaking into the home. this was in october of last year. fire officials do in the believe this was intentional. >> sarah: a common problem in westwood has happened again as yet another box truck got struck under the east street bridge. you can see the truck couldn't make it all the way underneath the bridge yesterday. the passenger hopped out and tried to guide the driver away this bridge has been a problem spot for years, ripping the top off of trucks and causing head-on collisions. the height of the bridge will be raised in the next few years. >> christa: and still ahead this morning, a would be rooftop robber facing a judge. why his attorney says he wound up on top of a north end apartment. >> sarah: curt schilling taking over the airwaves. new details on the former red sox new gig. >> christa: and he started from the bottom, but he nearly
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rapper drake targeted by a thief. >> chris: lots of fog this morning, but we start off the transition to summer today. that means temperatures back into the 80s away from the coastline this afternoon. if you like the summer weather, it comes surging back by tomorrow, pushing 90.
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>> sarah: 5:41 right now. treading today, a university in ohio going gluten-free. kent state says it is first college to open a campus dining hall that is 100% gluten-free. it's not only for students with tbliewten agi other health reasons. >> christa: an elderly couple giving a photo shoot the hollywood treatment. look at this. the couple celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. i am so inspired just reading this. they posed for a series of photos that i guess the inspiration behind that was the movie "the notebook," right? their granddaughter arranged the whole thing. the photos have been shared more than 45,000 times on facebook
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>> sarah: i love that. >> christa: i love it. >> sarah: okay. a high school football team in california rallying around a cheerleader who is fighting. she was diagnosed with leukemia. each one gave her an orange rose. orange is the color for leukemia awarness. gesture made her cry tears of joy. >> christa: okay. so we've given you two tear-jerkers. all right. 5:42. we've got lots to get to this morning, including our know and go segment. we have the latest on a driver charged several months after this crash into a newton restaurant. we have new details as well about his past driving record.
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worries about a snake dwayneing momentum. >> christa: and an accused bank robber with an unusual
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we start off know and go, chris, that we'll quit talking about hermine in the near future. >> chris: give it like another four, five weeks. it seems like it's been forever. yes, i'm going to stop talking about it after today. how's that? we'll work on that. we'll get it out of here and bring back the summer heat. the remnant low that was hermine still stubbornly off to the south of us, helping to import some low-level moisture. so we have areas of dense fog. that fog locally thickest along the coastline. visibility reduced to a quarter three-mile visibility in worcester. ten in bedford. so it varies from location to location. not all towns seeing it. we do have some patches of mist outside right now, as well. upper 60s to near 70 degrees. that mild and muggy feel to the air. doesn't feel like fall is upon us any time soon with the temperature profile the next couple days. some spot showers working in across the cape, down to buzzards bay. and once in a while we'll send in a spot shower or two across eastern mass this morning. you see that?
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hermine. it's a shadow of itself. but it's still symmetric. it still has a little bit of moisture and spin to it. we're just losing the heavy rain. we've lost the wind speeds. so we're not talking about anything formidable here getting kicked out to sea. this afternoon we'll break out into some sun. that allows temperatures to jump up into the lower to middle 80s away from the coastline. winds are still on shore at the coastline. so we'll hold into the 70s. spot shower or thunderstorm ore night tonight. especially across northern mass tomorrow, we start off with some clouds and finish off with a lot of sunshine. because the atmosphere is so warm, we have a west-northwesterly wind and still a he air mass back there. so temperatures will easily warm up well into the 80s if not into the lower 90s. humidity does come down a little bit by tomorrow afternoon. over the weekend, the best chance for any scattered shower or thunderstorm would be saturday night into early sunday morning. early next week looks beautiful on monday and tuesday. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh.
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good morning, everyone. let's head outside. take a look at the expressway this morning. starting to slow down. it's still not too bad out there. notice the fog. maybe give yourself a little extra time this morning. let's head to the maps. south of town, routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. you can see some of thread filling in around the braintree split. problem-free heading in and out of the town on the pike this morning. routes 2 and 3 looking fine. still no major delays. route 1 you're in good shape. check your drive door this morning. about 13 to 15 minutes braintree to boston expressway northbound. just 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, only 11 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle. thank you. now the latest on the drive enter a popular restaurant in newton leading to an indictment. we're talking about six months later here that a grand jury has now decided to charge the driver
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several others. >> sarah: this morning the families of the victims are speaking out as we learn more about the investigation. 7's nicole oliverio live in newton with the very latest. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, some of those families were wondering if this driver was ever going to be charged. they say it doesn't change anything. nearly six months after this accident happened, you can see sweet tomatoes here remains closed. but that 55-year-old driver has now been indicted by a grand jury and is facing motor vehicle homicide. this stemming from a crash that happened in early march when investigators say 55-year-old bradford casler drove down the street in his s.u.v., straight across washington street, hitting several parked cars and then drove right into this packed sweet tomatoes restaurant. now, when that s.u.v. went through, two people were killed. seven others were hurt. we spoke with the family members of one of those victims, 57-year-old eleanor miele.
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accountable. >> i'm hoping something will be resolved. i'm hoping something will be worked out. and we can close this. the fact that, you know, we've never heard from him. i'm assuming his lawyer told him not to say anything, but what was going on in his mind that night when he drove through that intersection? that's a heavily driven intersection. centers for disease>> nicole: it a lot of people want to know, but the district attorney did not release when those indictments cameow s.u.v. moments before that driver crashed. as you can see, there are new barriers up outside of this sweet tomatoes, which has been closed since the accident happened. it's unclear when that driver is going to be in court. that's the latest live in newton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: an alleged rooftop robber in boston's north end facing a judge. police and witnesses say a man tried to break into four homes
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someone with a screwdriver trying to get enter their prmt through a skylight. they called police, but before officers could arrive, the witness says he tried the break into two more apartments. a man says he was running away from the fight when he ended up in the north end. the 24-year-old is being held on bail. >> christa: a quincy woman out on bail after a crash that happened on the expressway earlier this week. the 21 year old faced a yesterday when police say she was drunk when she slammed her car enter a police cruiser on tuesday morning. so a state trooper inside that cruiser suffered minor head and neck injuries. investigators say that reed's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit when they arrested her. former red sox pitcher curt schilling set to host his own radio show inch a post on twitter wednesday, schilling signed a contract with the howie carr radio network. he's set to host a three-hour
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announced. >> sarah: 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick has shot down rumors that he has converted to islam and that's what's behind his decision not to stand during the playing of the national anthem. kaepernick says that he believes speculation started due the fear over his protest. he says he has decided not to stand for the anthem as a way to protest social injustices. a state rep from right here in massachusetts wants to require all pro athletes to stand for played. he wrote measures to all four major professional sports leagues expressing his desires to see players be respectful to the crowd and the national anthem. earlier this week the response the kaepernick's protest caused him to send a letter demanding action be taken. the state rep quote, "the league found justification in suspending tom brady for four
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some footballs and you have this individual who refuses to stand during our national anthem. this makes no sense to me." >> christa: triathlon trouble up in maine where people are expressing concerns about swimming in a river where a large snake may have been spotted. organizers say that they have received several e-mails asking about whether the river is safe after reports surfaced that an anaconda was spotted there. officials have no plans the move saturday's event to another location. there have been several reported sightings of this ten-foot-long snake over the summer. the skin was spotted, as well. but so far no one has actually confirmed that wessie, as they have nicknamed the snake, does really exist. >> sarah: a murder suspect is bapg in custody after he is caught on camera escaping a las vegas interrogation room. you can see him break the chain
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through the ceiling. the suspect was on the run for several days after he was able to get out last friday. police say he escaped because no one was watching the security cameras. >> christa: a man is facing charges after police say he stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry from drake's tour bus in arizona. investigators say the 21-year-old took a briefcase that had $3 million worth of jewels tuesday night. while the rapper was performing. police believe the suspect specifically targeted the bus, knowing about those pricy items that were inside. so far authorities say they've recovered all of that jewelry. a man in kansas city robs a banks, and listen to this: he apparently did it because he said he would rather live in prison than with his wife. >> sarah: oh, my gosh. >> christa: that's right. court documents say 7-year-old lawrence ripple gave a note to a bank teller demanding money and warming he was armed. police didn't have the look hard the find him when police
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erequest. >> sarah: the tech world still buzzing about the latest iphone this morning. >> sarah: the iphone seven will include a 7 and 7 plus model. apple has removed the jack for standard headphones. the earbuds will now be wireless and they will cost an additional $160. there you go. apple also says the phone so we all know the basics of how to use an iphone, right? >> christa: i don't even know the basics. >> sure you do. >> christa: sarah is always showing me cool things to do. there are a few things you might not know that your smartphone can do. so maybe you keep the old one instead of buying the new one. >> sarah: save some money. >> christa: spend the money on added, you know, stuff. so it does have a level.
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to hang some pictures, go to your compass and then swipe left. >> sarah: i don't know a what that means. >> christa: a level. it's a tool. it has a bubble in the middle and it tells you if you're hanging a picture straight.
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i' -n >> christa: charges filed in a chilling crash. >> we lost a piece of our hearts that day. >> christa: families reacting to news six months in the making after this deadly crash in move. >> sarah: developing this morning, a nation on edge after a deadly shooting in dorchester. police searching for a shooter.
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his convenience store robbed. right now a suspect is on the loose, and police say he's dangerous. >> sarah: plus trump and clinton sounding off. the military taking center stage in an exclusive candidate forum. >> christa: and jimmy garoppolo ready to lead the pats on game day. >> sarah: you play the game. you play to be in the game and play. you don't want to be the back-up. >> christa: just three days until the duel in the desert. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good morning, everybody. it's0. thanks for staying us with. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: the app works as a weapon. >> christa: you got it. you can also... did you know you can use group chat, as well? >> sarah: i didn't know that. >> christa: chris, you want to get in on this. go to conversation gosh, to details, scroll down to "do not disturb." we're just starting things off with that useful news. >> sarah: absolutely.
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buzzing. i don't want to be included. don't wake me up. all right. more on that coming up. until 9:00 a.m., we have a dense fog advisory along the coastline. visibility reduced until about a quarter mile in boston. locally dense fog at times. so it's not that bad in bedford. low-level moisture in place. clouds in place. temperatures running into the upper 60s and low 70s. spinning its wheels. still, that area of low pressure we used to call hermine a little bit of moisture. we have a couple spot showers down through cape cod and buzzards bay. i don't expect a lot of rain. in fact, more sunshine breaking out this afternoon as temperatures warm into the low to mid-80s. the humidity sticks around. we didn't want that summer weather to go, it's not going to go anywhere. later on this afternoon, jumping up to the mid-80s inland. mid-70s at the coast. pushing 90 tomorrow. >> christa: stop playing with your iphone. time for fast track traffic. >> danielle: i learned a new
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the group chat, you can leave it. when we wake up at 3:00 a.m., we can't have this phone going off all night. here's a look at 93 as you make your way through somerville this morning. switch cameras. take a look at the expressway. things are starting to she down. it's ally l foggy out there. we're in the watching any accidents out there. there's a lot of green out there still. north of town, no issues on 93 or route 1. 20 minutes braintree to boston. that stop-and-go traffic is still around the braintree split, as well. brockton on 128, stop and go. heading in or out of town on the pike, no issues. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 25 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. also 12 minutes on 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. >> sarah: six months later, a driver has been charged after a
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car into the sweet tomatoes restaurant. >> christa: that impact killed two customers inside and hurt several others. let's go out to 7's nicole oliverio. she has reaction from the families of these victims to these charges. nicole? >> nicole: well, christa, these families were wondering if charges were ever going to be brought against this driver, but they say it still won't bring their loved ones back. this as the restaurant remains closed six months after that crash happened. it has been six months since an s.u.v. crashed through the front of a packed newton restaurant. now the driver, has been indicted. the crash killed two people, including eleanor miele, who would have turned 58 in the coming days. >> i guess there's some solace in that they finally came around, you know, after six months my sister's been gone, her birthday is this coming sunday. >> nicole: the driver, 55-year-old bradford casler, is now charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide. it was early march when
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down chestnut street in his s.u.v., across washington, hitting several parked cars, then driving right into a packed sweet tomatoes restaurant. miele and 32-year-old gregory morin were killed. seven others were hurt. miele's family hoped the driver would be held accountable. >> what was going on in his mind that night when he drove through that intersection, because that's a heavily driven intersection,, haven't heard anything. >> nicole: the district attorney's office hasn't said what they believe happened that made casler lose control. miele was ordering a pizza when she was killed. her family devastated every day since she's been gone. >> you have to put your faith in god that there was some strange... things happen in life. you just can't explain. >> nicole: take a live look outside sweet tomatoes here. they actually put barriers up trying to prevent an accident like this from ever happening again.
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date has been set just yet. that's the latest live in newton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: breaking news from overnight, a missing kayaker in quincy has been found safe and sound this morning. the coast guard ending its search after they received a call from the man's girlfriend saying he was home safe. officials say the 30-year-old disappeared last night after overturning his kayak near wollaston beach and then swam to shore. >> to a developing story now out that's where one person has died after being shot last night. 7's vick michael vick live in our control room with what we know about the shooting. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. family members rushed to the scene, overcome with emotion, a combination of grief and anger. now a lot of questions. sources confirming one man was shot and killed a little before 8:00 last night on ripley road in dorchester. the victim was in his 20s. witnesses say he was standing outside when someone came up and just started shooting.
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victim's sister was distraught at the scene, yelling that someone in the crowd must know something. she was also heard yelling at police officers to remove her brother's body from the ground. this morning boston police continue their investigation. so far they have not made any arrests. live this morning in the control room, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: six people recovering this morning after getting rushed to the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak that happened in watertown. officials say that a malfunctioningur laundry room caused that leak last night. this was on riverside road. three adults and three children were all sent to the hospital because of that, and the rest of the building had to be evacuated while crews work to contain that leak. >> transit police say it appears a tragic accident is to blame for the death of a 17-year-old freshman at b.u. the student was hit by an mbta commuter rail in brighton late tuesday night. he was from china. investigators believe the teen was walking on the tracks when
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>> christa: right now police in manchester, new hampshire, on the hunt for a man they consider to be armed and dangerous. accused of robbing a store. and then attacking an elderly owner. let's go to 7's john cuoco who has more on the suspect today. john? >> john: christa, police say they know exactly who they're looking for, and he has a history of violence. now you can add what allegedly happened here to that list. an 81-year-old man, bloodied and brutally beaten, his hand bandaged while being loaded into an ambulance wednesday afternoon in manchester. police say they got a 911 call at around 1:00 p.m. for an assault at the food mart on maple street. investigators say a man attacked the store owner before grabbing cash and taking off. despite being injured and disoriented, the owner was able to give a description of the suspect to manchester police, and now they say they know who they're looking for. it's this man, 20-year-old
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ford has active warrants out for armed robbery and first-degree assault. police believe he should be considered armed and dangerous. ford is about 5'10" and weighs approximately 145 pounds. he has black hair and hazel eyes. if you know anything about the suspect or have any other information that may help police, you're asked to give them a call. we're live in manchester, new hampshire, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." the commuter rail controversy. six workers are off the job this morning and three others are under investigation after officials discovered issues with their time cards. keolis says the employees put down that they worked more hours than they actually did. in a statement keolis says the actions of these individuals not only violated keolis' standards of ethics, but undermined the trust placed in our organization
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tolerated. >> christa: now to the latest in the race for the white house. can t candidates clash at a commander-in-chief forum. the nominees answering questions one at a time last night. but they never came actually face to face. the military really took center stage with the candidates touching on fighting isis and the war in iraq. let's go to 7's nancy chen in the newsroom. nancy? >> chris: christa, both presidential candidates did take the same stage last night but never at the same time. they both answered the audience of military personnel on matters that mean the most to them. >> how are you? good to see you? >> nancy: hillary clinton rallies in charlotte today after answering tough questions for a military audience about e-mailing classified information. >> i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously. >> nancy: she drew the line on ground troops to fight isis. >> we are not putting ground
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>> nancy: and she insisted that donald trump also supported the iraq war. >> i have taken responsibility for my decision. >> let me go to -- >> he refuses to take responsibility for his support. >> i was totally against the war in iraq. >> nancy: trump heads to north carolina today after being challenged repeatedly by the audience to explain his policies. he said immigrants who are not citizens should be allowed to serve in the military. >> it would be a very special circumstance, yes. >> he defended praising russia's leaders. >> if he says great things about me, i'll say great things about him. >> nancy: and he criticized military leaders. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. they have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country. >> nancy: trump and clinton crashed over v.a. reform. >> i will not let the v.a. be privatized. >> i never said take the veteran's administration private. i wouldn't do that. >> nancy: setting the stage for their first debate later this month. meantime, democrats just
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former republican secretary of state powell. they are calling it a playbook on how to get around the system using a personal e-mail. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. people in massachusetts will be hitting the polls to vote in the state primaries. a number of positions in the state legislature are up for election, but there doesn't seem to be too much competition. 126 people running for election are running unopposed. >> sarah: still ahead, firefighters under pressure. flames tearing through a home in to the hospital. >> christa: a man getting arrested after police say he posed as an uber driver and assaulted a umass amherst student. >> sarah: it looks like trouble is peruing in foxborough. turkeys stirring up draw ma. >> sarah:. >> chris: weather draw ma, not so much. temperatures in the upper 60s. many kids back to school at this point. i think many kids will have outdoor recess this afternoon. humidity goes up.
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our first accident of the morning on 93 southbound right at 128 in woburn causing some delays. both the "t" and commuter rail
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kids head back to school. it's our favorite school photos. any idea who this adorable little boy is? he is nancy chen smiling for the camera on picture day at school. >> christa: can't beat that. so who is this little girl? a hint, she grew up in arkansas and she is sitting right next to me. that is our own sarah french on her very first day of kindergarten with a bow the size of her head. >> sarah: yeah, that's how i dress my daughter.
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little girl, a little fenway park niece tamp it's danielle gersh showing off her best back-to-school outfit. we have two thumbs-up for her. we have more photos posted on our web site. definitely want to check them out. just head on over to whdh.com. >> christa: i love the two thumbs-up. she's definitely enthusiast, about forecasting. so is chris lambert, who is here with us now. >> chris: excited about back to school? maybe the parents more excited than the kids. the summer weather returning as days. we're not closing the books on summer quite yet. visibility reduced this morning, though. we have locally dense fog boston. a quarter mile visibility. ten miles. so the dense fog is not everywhere. although temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s across the area. we have a mile and muggy start to the day. even a few spot showers across the cape at this point. the remnant low which was hermine continues to spin to the south of us. how long have we been talking
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through this morning into about mid-day across eastern mass. then we transition into some sunshine this afternoon. we transition into some hot weather tomorrow, too. mid-80s to near 90 off to the west of us. that will be working on in before we get enter some drying air and lower humidity. that's back into minneapolis right now. could be a spot sure or thunderstorm this evening and overnight tonight. front will sweep on through. ironically, behind the front we'll warm it up tomorrow, close to 90 degrees. 85 to 90. the air dries out. throughout the day. and then as the warm front returns for the second half of the weekend, it looks like overnight on saturday into sunday morning, there could be a passing shower or thunderstorm at time, especially on sunday morning, but by this afternoon, we're drying it out and lowering humidity. a.m. fog and drizzle around. even a couple of spot showers, some sun this afternoon. muggy. coolest at the coastline, 75 to 77. closer to 85 inland.
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days. look at the overnight lows close to 70 degrees. the average high mid-70s. i think we'll be 73, 74 in boston overnight. that will be a huge launching pad to get these temperatures into the upper 80s and near 90s. hot and muggy out there, although the humidity starts to come back down a little bit as we work into the afternoon. it's going to be a more comfortable feel through the air. certainly kicking off the weekend saturday. increasing clouds in the afternoon. a couple scattered showers and storms saturday evening, saturday night into e sunday mainly dry from the mid-morning on. we get into early next week. the weather looks fantastic monday and tuesday. a flash of fall in the morning. temperatures starting off in the upper 40s in the suburbs on monday and tuesday. >> christa: i'm hoping danielle will recreate that two thumbs-up throwback photo. not for traffic, though. >> sarah: i don't have my uniform on, too bad. >> danielle: here's a look at 93 southbound. you make your way through somerville. not too bad here. let's go to the maps. we were watching an accident in
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but now we have this new one in wilmington. put the box up. it's 93 southbound in wilmington causing some delays there. so 93 southbound is stop and go. no issues on route 1 really. braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway about 25 minutes. also slow on route 3 northbound, 24 northbound back to brockton. and then on 95 northbound, as well. no problems heading in or out of town on the pike this morning. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready 25 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and 15 minutes on 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. also on 7, some people in foxborough on the look out as they run into turkey trouble. some residents there say birds have gone on the attack. >> sarah: and new they want to sort this bird battle out. let's send it over the nancy
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>> nancy: the definition of angry birds, right, guys? residents in foxborough say they have had enough. they say you do not want to be caught on the wrong side of these wild turkeys. >> they will chase you. >> nancy: turkeys are terrorizing foxborough. >> picking people and forcing them up against trees. >> nancy: animal control has gotten calls about the wild birds. >> one flew into the side of my car. >> nancy: striking fear in the hearts of those who get too close. >> stay away. stay in the car and get away. >> i won't go near them at all. >> nancy: along busy roads. they cross to the other side. >> the police will come by, put the sirens on, and it doesn't even scare them. they go after their tires. >> nancy: susan brown has had more than one run-in with the birds and watches as they go yard to yard searching fr food, which is sometimes left by people. >> there's some people that are feeding them, so that makes them come more often. >> nancy: animal control says that's a problem along with bird feeders. and even though they can get aggressive, one of the worst things you can do is run away.
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all. >> nancy: it only makes these -- >> demon turkeys. >> nancy: -- more aggressive. >> they're pretty big. >> i think it's more of a nuisance than anything else. i don't think they're dangerous. use common sense and stay away and move on. >> nancy: this makes me ask: why did the turkey cross the road? animal control sayings it's important for residents to stand their ground if they come into contact with one of the turkeys. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: very interesting. >> sarah: stay away. they're pretty bad in brookline, as well. looks like foxborough is not alone. all right. coming up on "today in new england," triathletes could be facing a new obstacle in maine. the creature they fear is hiding along the course. >> sarah: and in 7sports, the sox try to take control of first place. we have the highlights from san
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>> chris: it's 6:25 on this thursday morning. locally dense fog, patches of drizzle. a couple patches of showers. breaks of sun. muggy day. mid-70s at the coast. mid-80s inland. weekend forecast heading down across the cape. warm one tomorrow, increasing sun in the afternoon. temperatures running into the lower to mid-80s across the cape and the islands. saturday back into the 70s. could have a couple spot showers or a rumble of thunder there saturday night into early on sunday. breeze picks up saturday night and sunday, as well. scattered showers and storms saturday night into early sunday. more on the forecast ahead. >> sarah: the patriots anxious to get the season under way, especially with jimmy garoppolo. the newly cemented starter is looking to prove he can hold down the fort with tom brady suspended for four games. garoppolo is set to make his first nfl start sunday night when the pats play the cardinals.
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encourage. >> good-bye and good luck really. he wished me luck for the first four. i think he switched it for the whole team. this is why you play the game. you play to be in the game and play. you don't want to be the back-up. so the opportunity is here to go take advantage of it. >> christa: the pats are six-point underdogs heading into sunday night's game. >> sarah: the red sox are back in full possession of first place in the a.l. east after beating the padres again out in san diego. travis shaw hit a two-run homer hanley ramirez and brock holt added solo shots later in the game. sox won 7-2. and the blue jays also lost again to the yankees, meaning the sox are now a full game ahead of toronto for the top spot in the division standings. >> christa: time is 6:26. ahead, a suspect tries to break free and he does. his escape from an interrogation room that was caught on camera. >> sarah: plus a man accused of robbing a bank in a home is
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>> sarah: fire tears through a hingham home creating a dangerous situation. >> i heard man yell, "get out now. everybody out now." >> sarah: firefighters trying to douse those flames. >> christa: an amherst assault. the suspect accused of posing as an uber driver and targeted students. >> sarah: police continue to search for answers in the murder of a jogger. >> christa: many maine the reptile that could be lurking along a triathlon route. >> sarah: and could aly raisman really be going for gold again? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. it's 6:30. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. first day of school for kids in
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>> chris: we'll break out some sun. i think a lot of kiddos will get their outdoor recess this afternoon. we have issues. locally dense fog advisory in place along the coastline. in boston back-to-school. quarter-mile visibility. four-mile visibility in norwood right now. temperatures into the upper 60s the low 70s. a mild and muggy start. tracking a couple scattered showers, although on the liger side down across the cape and the islands. could have a spot shower or two across southeastern mass. i'd say through about 11:00, 12:00, we'll break into some 80s inland. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: 93 southbound starting to see system delays. let's go to the maps. we're watching not one by two accidents. so between 495 and 128 on 9, things are really crawling. we have this accident in wilmington, 93 southbound at 129 and then another one in woburn right at 128. so that slowing things down heading into boston on 93 this morning. route 1 looking pretty good.
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hour. south of town, route 3 northbound, stop and go from weymouth, 24 northbound, stop and go from brockton, and then 95 northbound, you're slowing down there, as well. heading in or out of town on the pike, though, problem-free. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 25 minutes on the expressway, braintree to boston, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 15 minutes. the "t" is running on schedule. back to you, guys. >>is you. let's get a check of your thursday morning top stories man. has now officialry been charged after police say he drove his vehicle through the front of the sweet tomatoes in newton back in march killing two people. his name is bradford casler. he now faces two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger. the 55-year-old has three prior accidents on his driving record and his license was revoked.
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suspects after a man was shot and killed in dorchester on ripley road just before 8:00 last night. witnesses say someone yelled fire while the victim was standing inside. and in new hampshire, police in manchester are looking far man who they say robbed a convenience store and then attacked the store's 81-year-old owner. officers say it happened at hawn's food mart yesterday afternoon. the victim was treated for his injuries. investigators believe the suspect is 20-year-old thomas ford, jr. they say he should >> sarah: also on 7, emergency crews in hingham battling fierce flames yesterday when a house caught on fire. those flames too much to handle for the few firefighters, and one had to be taken to the hospital. 7's nancy chen is in our control room now with the details. nancy? >> nancy: sarah, firefighters spent several hours putting out those flames. a big reason why they had such a tough time is because a woman there was right in the process
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flames shooting out of this historic home in hingham. >> yeah, i was in my house, in my bedroom, and i heard a man yell, "get out now. everybody out now." >> nancy: when firefighters arrived, they rushed inside, but the flames were simply too dangerous to fight from the inside. >> the fire took off. we had flames coming out three windows on the second floor. we had to go to an outside attack. >> i was worried there was a gas leak or something. then all the big moving trucks left. and then fire trucks came. >> nancy: it started just after 2:00 at this three-family the woman on the top floor was moving out. she wasn't hurt, thanks to the movers who made sure everyone got out safely. >> they reported that they smelled smoke. after that they noticed dark smoke in the living room area. they evacuated. >> nancy: three firefighters were hurt, all minor injuries, but this firefighter from norwell had heat exhaustion and had to go to the hospital. >> it was her second day of
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up, ready for that. we had to work around that. that made it different for the crews. >> nancy: and investigators say the fire does appear to be accidental. in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: we have new details now about police arresting a man accused of an alarming assault on a umass amherst student. umass police say the student was off campus when 18-year-old samuel texidor, who was posing as an uber driver, approached this woman and offered to drive her to campus on saturday morning. that's when he allegedly indecently assaulted her. that alleged attack has students at umass on edge this morning, and they say the incident has really raised concerns about campus safety. >> sarah: terrifying. i use uber all the time. i try not to do it alone obviously, but it's still scary. >> christa: and umass police say texidor might have approached others to offer them free rides. this morning he's being held without wail. >> sarah: also this morning investigators continue to search for suspects in the murder of vanessa marcotte.
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detectives are following up on all of those tips to find out who killed the 27-year-old last month. >> christa: a woman from quincy is out on bail this morning after a crash on the expressway earlier this week. 21-year-old lily reed faced a judge yesterday after police say she was drunk when she slammed her vehicle enter a police cruiser early tuesday morning. a state trooper inside that cruiser suffered minor head and neck injuries in the crash. investigators say that her blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the >> sarah: there's more news today. a suspect -- a suspected robber rather is behind bars in berlin. police made the big arrest wednesday in westborough. police now have the bank robbery suspect in custody after a dramatic search over the weekend. matthew alden robbed a bank, stole a motorcycle and robbed a home full of weapons. police shut down part of berlin on sunday to search for him. >> christa: the boston police body camera controversy now
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judge. union leaders are trying to delay the start of this program after police commissioner william evans assigned 100 officers to wear the devices after no one volunteered to do so. both sides were back in court wednesday. the judge in the case says he should have a ruling by tomorrow. also new this morning, triathlon trouble up in maine. people are expressing concern about swimming in a river where a huge snake may have been spotted. organizers say they have about whether the prescumpscot river is safe as reports that an anaconda was seen there. officials say they have no plans of moving saturday's event to another location, but there have been several reported sightings of this, what they believe is a ten-foot-long snake over the summer. there was a skin that was recovered that you see there. however, no one has officially confirmed that the snake exists.
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nickname. it's almost like bigfoot or something like that. not to joke around, though. that's pretty frightening. >> sarah: all right. still ahead, the new iphone finally here. the hot new features apple is hoping will make it a top seller. >> christa: and california may be in a drought, but water was still flowing freely yesterday. a closer look at this major water main break coming up. >> sarah: and a massachusetts lawmaker takes a stand. the letter he's written to the nfl about colin kaepernick. ?
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>> sarah: a murder suspect back in custody after he's caught on camera escaping the las vegas interrogation room. now we're learning more about his he breaks the chain on his handcuffs and climbs through the ceiling. he was on the run for several days after he was able to get out last friday. police say the man got away because no one was watching the security camera. >> christa: check out this los angeles street very quickly overflowing. at first crews couldn't figure out where the water was coming from, so crews excavated the area and found the water gushing from a 12-inch water main that burst.
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a drought. >> sarah: we'll have a check of all the day's top stories, including the search for a missing kayaker now over. where that man was found safe early this morning. >> reporter: and we're live in newton six months after a deadly crash. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me,
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ne. the north and the south are mine.
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>> reporter: since months later, a grand jury indicts the driver behind the deadly sweet tomato's crash. >> and alarming attack in manchester. a store owner assaulted during a robbery. police say they know who did it. >> christa: and calling for action, a massachusetts lawmaker taking aim at colin kaepernick's national anthem protest. all right. it's 6:45 on this foggy thursday morning. i have all your day's top stories. >> sarah: we have let's send it over the chris lambert with a check of your forecast. >> chris: a lot of low-level moisture and humidity. dense fog in place along the coastline. good visibility at times under a quarter mile. right there at a quarter mile in boston. about half mile in beverly, although not all towns experiencing dense fog. bedford, new bedford, visibility ten miles at this time. upper 60s, low 70s, a mild start and a muggy start with dew points side by side in the upper
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these are pivoting back into the north and to the west as the remnant low, which formally was hermine, continues the slide off finally to the east. through late morning, could have a spot shower across eastern mass. this afternoon more and more breaks of sun. that's when temperatures jump up to the 80s away from the coastline. spot shower and thunderstorm tonight, especially across northern mass up into southern new hampshire. tomorrow we start off with mostly cloudy skies. we'll transition into mostly sunny skies for this afternoon. gg humidity in the afternoon. although humidity not quite as high in the afternoon as temperatures push 90 degrees. lots of dew points in the 60s to lower 70s. we'll keep the mugginess around for now. mid to upper 70s at the coast this afternoon. should reach about 85 inland after we break out some sunshine after the fog and the drizzle around this morning. partly cloudy tonight. isolated shower. a couple degrees either side of 70. this is a mild and muggy overnight. and it's a good launching pad to get us close to 90s for
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record is 93. the backlash here, fall just shy of that. coolest at the coastline on saturday. any chance of rain on the weekend would be a couple scattered showers and storms saturday night into early sunday morning. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. 93 is slow this morning. this is making your way through somerville. let's go to the maps, though, because we're watching two accidents. the one in woburn has cleared. still watching this one. this is in wilmington southbound at 129. so between are really slow on 93. and then as you head into boston, route 1 not looking too bad. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway is half an hour. also slow on route 3 northbound, back the weymouth. 24 northbound, back to brockton. and slowing down on 95 northbound there, as well. no problems heading in or out of town on the pike. let's check those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 25 minutes to half an hour on the expressway braintree to boston. just 13 minutes into town on the pike from 128 and 24 minutes on
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the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: it's been six months when the deadly crash in newton. now the driver has finally been charged. police say that man drove his car right into the sweet tomatoes restaurant. >> christa: that impact killing man and a woman inside. let's go the newton now with more on the charges the driver is facing. here's 7's nicole oliverio. >> nicole: that driver is facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide, this after he the storefront here of sweet tomatoes. you can see six months later that restaurant remains closed. but yesterday the district attorney's office announcing that the grand jury had indicted the driver, 55-year-old bradford casler. it was early march when investigators say casler drove down chestnut street in his s.u.v., went straight across washington street hitting several parked cars, then drove right into the packed sweet tomatoes restaurant. there were two people killed.
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family. eleanor was 57 at the time. she was picking up a pizza when she was killed. her family had hoped the driver would be held accountable. >> i hope something will be wiped out and we can close this. the fact that, you know, we never heard from him, we've never... i'm assuming his lawyer told him not to say anything, but what was going on that night when he drove through that intersection? that's a heavily-driven intersection. >> to make sure an accident like that never happens again, you see the new barriers that have been put up just recently in from the of that restaurant. as for the driver, there's no date yet on when he's going to appear in court. the district attorney's office has not said what made him lose criminal of his s.u.v. that's the latest live in newton. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: let's go to breaking news from overnight. a missing kayaker in quincy has now been found safe and sound this morning.
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search after they say they received a call from the man's girlfriend indicating that he had made it home. officials say the 30-year-old disappeared last night after overturning his kayak near wollaston beach and then swimming ashore. >> sarah: developing in dorchester right now, one person is dead after gunshots rang out in the city late last night. 7's victoria warren is in the control room now with what we know so far. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. family members rushed to the scene overcome with emotion. and anger and a lot of questions. sources confirming that one man was shot and killed. it was a little before 8:00 last night in dorchester. the victim was in his 20s. witnesses say he was standing outside when someone came up and just started shooting. a woman saying she's the victim's sister was distraught at the scene, yelling that someone in the crowd must know something. she was also heard yelling at police officers to remove her brother's body from the ground.
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so far they have not made any arrests. live this morning in the control room, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: six people are recovering this morning after getting rushed to the hospitals after a carbon monoxide leak in watertown. officials say that a malfunctioning furnace in the laundry room is what caused the leak last night on river side road. three adults and three children had to go to the hospitals. the rest of that building had to be evacuated while crews work to contain the leak. >> sarah: police say it appears this tragic accident is to blame for the death of a 17-year-old freshman at b.u. the student was hit by an mbta commuter rail train in brighton late tuesday night. he was from china. investigators believe the teen was walking on the tracks when the train hit them. >> christa: right now a suspect is on the loose up in manchester, new hampshire, and he's expected to be armed and dangerous. that's what police are saying. police say that he robbed a store and then beat up the
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manchester with more on this violent crime. john? >> john: yes, christa, a violent crime, and police say a even suspect. they believe they know exactly who they're looking for. according to officers, the crime took place at hawn's food mart on maple street early wednesday afternoon. investigators say the robber attacked the store owner, an 81-year-old man, before stealing an unknown amount of money from the store. the victim had to be treated for his injuries, but heas suspect to police. officers have identified the suspect. they say they're looking for 20-year-old thomas ford, jr., of hooksett, new hampshire. he has active warrants out for armed robbery and first-degree assault. he should be considered arm and dangerous. if you have any information on this suspect or any other information that may help police, you're asked to give them a call. live in manchester, new hampshire, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: in the race for the
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ever coming face the face. it was all part of an nbc news forum where the military was front abcenter. nancy china joins us with what they had to say. >> boat can't dates did the ache the same stage last night, but in the at the same time, hillary clinton and donald trump answering questioning from a military audience. , both talking about the war in iraq. clinton said she's taking responsibility for her original support for it. but that donald trump is not. also trump cri about e-mailing classified information. >> i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. they have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country. i would be a very special circumstance, yes. >> sarah: trump also adding in special circumstances immigrants who are not citizension allowed
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both cap date will take the stage and be face to face in the first debate later on this month. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a state represent in massachusetts is responding to 49ers' quarterback colin kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem. he wants to require all pro athletes the stand for the national anthem when it's played. he initially wrote let, to all the four major professional sports leagues expressing his desire. another letter to the nfl. in his recent letter to commissioner goodell, the state rep wrote, "the league found justification in suspending tom brady for fur games for allegedly deflating some footballs, and you have this individual who refused to stand during our national anthem. this makes no sense to me. kaepernick says he's refusing to stand for the anthem as a way to protest social injustice. he's also shot down rues more
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that's what led to his decision not to stand. kaepernick says he believes that speculation started because of fear over his protest. >> sarah: the tech world still buzzing about the new iphone. the iphone will include the 7 and 7 plus model. apple has removed the jack. the iconic earbuds will now be wireless. they will cost an additional $160. apple will ls is also water resistant and has a better camera. >> the opening ceremony for the paralympics getting started in rio. athletes on a ramp on his wheelchair and performing a flip to a large ring with fireworks going off around him. >> he landed pretty clean on that map. competition kicks off later today. and needham gymnast aly raisman is setting her sights on tokyo
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the gold medalist isn't ready to retire from gymnastics just yet. in a video on the "ellen degeneres show," raisman says she plans to take a year off and head back to the gym. >> sarah: why not? >> christa: she looked better than ever. >> sarah: chris, let's get a check of the forecast. >> chris: mid-70s coast. mid-80s this afternoon inland. fog around this morning, patchy drizzle as well as a spot shower or two. hot tomorrow. temperatures pushing 90 degrees. weekend mainly dry with temperatures running into the 80s. cooler on the coastline on saturday. any chance for a sure or thunderstorm mainly overnight on saturday and early on sunday. but again, during the day, i think much of the time we'll be rain-free. beautiful weather monday, tuesday, low humidity. >> sarah: the "today show" is straight ahead. thanks for joining us, everybody. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. all those boston students, have
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good morning. top guns. donald trump and hillary clinton make the case for being the next commander in chief at our exclusive forum. trump courting controversy for suggesting it's time to replace some military leaders. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> and heaping praise on vladimir putin. clinton going out on a limb with this vow. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again. >> while defending the way she handled sensitive information as secretary of state. >> there's no evidence my system was hacked. >> this morning did either of them prove they're ready to lead? banned from the pool? suspensions expected to be announced today for the four american swimmers involved in

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