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jersey new jersey. we are hearing that train station just reopened. >> reporter: that's right. according to wnbc in new york, the train station is reopen. this new jersey transit train never slowed eaching the hoboken station where i sigh this massive presence. crashed through a barrier, jumped the track, and slammed into a wall. >> reporter: witnesses say things went from calm to chaos in an instant. >> there was a haze of smoke. and then everything was dusty and dirty, and people started crying, a few screaming. >> reporter: happened during rush hour, just before 9:00 at one of the wisiest train stations in the new york area. passengers say a new jersey transit train approaching the final stop never slowed entering the station. >> he came in at a high rate of
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difficulties] more than one hundred were injured. police say passengers all raced to help as the walking wounded made their way to safety. >> calgary came down, people were buried under the me to somebody else through the window. >> investigators scrambled to figure out what went wrong. whether the crash could have been prevented. >> the train came in too high a rate of speed. and the question is why is that? >> the ntsb is here to help answer that question. >> anchor: new jersey governor chris christie says the train engineer survived and is cooperating. we're live, john cocoa, 7 news
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like this has happened at the station. do you know anything about how these 2 situations can compare? >> reporter: that's right. in 2011, there was a similar crash on mother's day where dozens of people were injured. >> anchor: all right. john reporting live in new jersey. thank you so much. we're going to check back in again with john coming up at 6:00. >> anchor: so as we said, the train crashed through a barrier, jumped the track, and slammed off the rails. some of the most dramatic video we have seen was shot by a passenger on the train. he shared a story with cnn. we have mother of -- more of his video. >> capturing the purchase destruction. >> crashed, and the lights went out, a few people screamed. we got out of the car. i could see that the front of the train, the roof of the
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and there was wires and waters were running down. >> a passenger in the third car managed to take this video. you can see the twist metal, one of the cars ripped apart. transit workers trying to reach the people inside. and you can faintly hear the screams for help. >> some of the train station crew was looking into the windows. the windows were all mangled, crashed, in the first car. i think i saw you think i'm hoping they're okay. there was woman who had blood only her face. and then when i went to the front, the first car, i think, the front car was off the rails into the -- on the track station. and into the building of the station with the roof sort of
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point he was directed away from the front car. he had to climb on to the platform as he listened to crews tell everyone to calm down. he said he wasn't near a window so doesn't know what happened. only that the train never slowed down. >> it didn't slow down. definitely didn't. there was no brakes. just crash. >> the most severe injuries were to the passengers in the first car so leon said he's thankful he was sitting in the third. in the news room, nicole oliverio, 7 news. >>nc train that crashed was not equipped with a system that had i'd meant to prevent trains from slamming into stations or derail. the technology is called the positive train control. as ryan schulteis is hear with more about that. >> reporter: the technology is designed to slow down trains when they exceed the speed limit on certain stretches of track near stations or dangerous curves, the nation's railroads were supposed to have the system in place by the end of 2015.
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transit system don't it yet. president obama extended the deadline to the end of 2018. the there is a $450 million to get that plan online. the south station has a system that prevents trains from entering more than 10 miles an hour. positive train control is running between new haven and boston, and the tracks for the mbta providence and stoughton line. this is part of the investigation down >> anchor: ptc, one of our priorities. we know that it can prevent accidents. >> anchor: so the lack of positive train control has been blamed in some of the recent high profile crashes, most notably, an amtrak derailment that happened last year that killed 8. >> stay with 7 for the latest on this crash. when we are not on air you can get updates any time through our 7 news mobile, tablet apps and
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of hanson, two suspects in custody after three schools were told to shelter in place earlier. police are searching for 2 more suspects. officials say the schools were ordered to shelter in place as a precaution earlier. police have not said why the 4 suspects are wanted. >> there is developing news now from weymouth. police say a woman found in a revine was not the victim of an assault. her story, now says she was not attacked m police continue to investigate but say there is no reason for the public to be concerned. >> anchor: there is more news hear, a disturbing display outside of newton north high school a group of students waiving a confederate car from a car in a school parking lot. police are getting involved. let's get to jonathan hall to tell us more about what happened and the response. >> reporter: newton police are investigating this incident.
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but the students will face some sort of school discipline which the superintendent will not discuss. >> a student posted this quick video to facebook, shows a red car with a person in the passenger seat displaying a large confederate flag out the window. >> we had an announcement near the end of school. i was more or less completely mored that especially since we have a the verse, very diverse community here. i'm very surprised tha action. >> the car was circling the driveway on tuesday. >> it was four students in a car. those students after a quick investigation were identified. >> the video just 3 or 4 seconds long has gone viral. people wonder what's going on at newton north. >> we're an upstanding community, when incidences like this disprove it. i'm ashamed. >> anchor: parents got a letter from the principal assuring them the deeply
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taken seriously. the superintendent says the kids in the car might have a right to freedom of speech, but they violated the student code of conduct which said students have a right to go to school free of harassment and bias. >> we cannot comment on student discipline, but the administrators at newton north high school have interviewed the students. after an incident like this, we want to make sure all students know that this is not the environment that we want. we do not tolerate these acts of discrimination, and students are really upset >> students and teach you ares are meeting in small groups this week to discuss the importance of racial tolerance. we did reach out to the 17-year old senior who shot that video on his cell phone. at this point, he doesn't want to speak on camera. we're live, jonathan hall, 7 news. >> counting down to the election, 40 days until voters voice their choice. today hillary clinton and donald trump focusing on those battleground states. >> the republican nominee in new
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bedford with trump's message to votesers earlier. >> .made his appearance, one day after hillary clinton was here to court younger voters. today, the republic nominee had no trouble in firing up his die-hard spotters. >> we will make america great again mature. >> donald trump giving his standard speech in bedford, new hampshire. the big crowd of supporters eager to hear it. win, we'll build that wall and stop that heroin from pouring in. [cheers and applause] we'll build the wall, believe me. >> days after the widely watched debate, trump insisted he held his own with hillary clinton. >> during the debate the other night, every single online poll said we won which is great. every single online poll. then i had to put up with the anchor and fight the anchor all
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what a rigged deal. we're in such a rigged -- it's terrible. >> the republic nominee spent a major portion of his time attacking clinton on e-mails, benghazi, and what he calls financial corruption. >> we're going to end the clinton corruption. and restore -- >> as for his own plan, trump promised to repeal reinvigorate the u.s. economy. >> my economic can we summed up with 3 beautiful words. jobs, jobs, jobs. we're going to pass the biggest tax cuts since ronald reagan. >> anchor: and trump and clinton battling hard for new hampshire's 4 electoral votes, votes that could be critical and mean the tinges between winning and loading in a tight finish in
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bedford, new hampshire, i'm bryon barnett. >> anchor: in the race for the white house, hillary clinton campaigning in ohio today. the democratic presidential nominee spoke to voters in the battleground state asking them to head to early voting locations which open today. polls show clinton falling behind donald trump in iowa, clinton took some time to talk about recent flooding in the state, and how she would help if elected. >> i told them that if i'm fortunate enough to be president, we'll have a big infrastructure program and we're going to help prevent flooding. in places like cedar rapids. >> tomorrow, clinton is scheduled to hold two campaign events in south florida. >> the sox going from worst to first. boston churching a division crown in new york and didn't have to win to do it. maybe not the way they hopped. there was plenty to celebrate. the work is not done just yet. >> the red sox won't get style points for how they locked up
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last place in each of the last 2 seasons, where they're going next matters more than how they got here. for the second time since 2013 much the red sox completing a worst to first turn around underjohn farrell, becoming the first team to accomplish that feat twice in a five year span. it's especially satisfying achievement for players that suffered try last year's lost season. >> as someone [indiscernible]. everything has been around since spring training. something special. >> i know they're all fun. we of ground in all year, played well. won one of the best divisions in baseball. >> we stuck together all year long. we didn't listen to outside noise. and played good baseball. >> anchor: with 4 games
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the american league mooch and what comes with that is home field throughout the playoffs. >> anchor: the last game without quarterback tom brady is approaching, both jimmy and jacoby preparing to take the field for sunday's showdown with the bills. so are we closer to finding out which one will lead the team? down in gillette with more for us. >> reporter: yeah, not quite at this moment t injury report coming out, both as many expected. but somebody has to pick up the slack in their absence. running back on track for a career year. pates locker room full of guys, reserved, buttoned up. by a little bit of personality. known to his teammates, head coach bill belichick, so far this year putting the name to good use. >> everybody starts saying, so i mean can't complain, lg stands
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>> life is great for him, recognizing the afc player of the month and focal point in the pats offense in the absence of tom brady and jimmy. it's an honor, but it was a group effort. i know i get most of the recognition but it was a group effort. they all play a part in how i'm able to play. >> anchor: beating the bills could center on establishing the run and slowing a suddenly explosive >> i know they made a coaching change. get better, start making plays. they do a great job running the football. complete shots down the field. i think that arizona game they played well over all as a team, offense, defense, special teams. they just made a ton of plays. so they still have a lot of weapons out there. >> anchor: as mentioned off the top, quarterback jacoby as
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other guys, linebacker and rob gronkowski, those guys probably going to be questionable as they were limited as well. reporting live, 7 news. >> anchor: still to come, hailed as heroes. >> people who risked their lives to protect children. when a gunman showed up in a south carolina school. >> a scary scene in a california store. a man tries to kidnap a woman in broad daylight, caught on camera. >> in one hour, 4 daycare facilities shut down by 2 state forced them to pull the licenses. >> anchor: and we are staying on top of the breaking news, the big story of the day. out of new jersey. a commuter train crashed into the hoboken station. we cue know that it's reformed one person was killed, hundreds -- at least over 100 were injured. witnesses and passengers say the train never even slowed down. we'll have much more coming up
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ally? yes...mr. mcenroe. see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right. so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? oh, absolutely. i like that. get fios with virtual tech support for $69.99 a month. >> anchor: shots ripping out at recess. twoicides and teacher wounded.
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a south carolina firefighter, the situation could have been a lot worse. he tackled the teenage gunman holding him down until police arrived. >> investigators are working to determine a motive. >> the pictures are too familiar. parents holding children, armed officers surrounding campus, another school shootering, this one, townville elementary school in south carolina. the 14-year old in custody. >> they went to the bathroom. she was glad she dent get shot. >> a teacher and two bullets. a volunteer firefighter, one of the first on scene is hailed a hero for taking the shooter down. the fire chief spoke for him. >> my reaction to yesterday's event was no different than nay other fire or law enforcement personnel. >> quick thinking well trained teachers are also getting praise for saving lives. >> the teachers and staff of the town hall elementary school who
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>> the shooting began wednesday afternoon at the teen's house 2 miles away. police say he shot and killed his father, 47-year old before calling his grandmother in tears. >> was very distraught. his grandmother could not understand. >> the first 911 comes from the school. reports of shots ringing out in recess, the teen walking up, opening fire. >> we got a gun on the playground. >> school canceled for the rest of the week, a process of healing taking t investigation continues. >> police have not releaseed the name of the teen gunman. for the injured, that 6-year old boy in critical condition. the teacher and another student shot have been treated and released from the hospital. >> partly sunny skies, tomorrow, we track clouds, beneficial rain. >> then ben affleck and maryland fighting about who is better friends with tom brady.
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kelly: you know me. a night with not from thousands of false, negative ads- but as your first female attorney general- appointed by republican and democratic governors. as your senator, i'm fighting for equal pay and against workplace discrimination, to expand access to birth control, and i reached across the aisle to protect access to mammograms. i approve this message because after all the false, negative ads, i'm still the kelly ayotte you know-
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[ clock ticking ] time. you only have so much. that's why we wanna make sure you won't have to wait on hold. because after all... we should fit into your life. [ laughing ] not the other way around. [ clock ticking ] joe plaia: every three days, someone in new hampshire is killed with a gun. mothers, sons, friends. and yet kelly ayotte continues to play political games instead of making new hampshire safer. when she has the chance to strengthen background checks,
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getting guns, ayotte flip flopped. kelly ayotte's become another typical washington politician and that puts us all at risk. narrator: independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. friend can hang out with me and tom brady. i guess also, matt will be thers friends with tom brady. >> sure, you know. lesser friends.
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beers, throw the ball around, hang out at one of our favorite spots in boston. >> with the greatest quarterback that ever walked the earth. >> guys. >> hey, tom, tom,. >> hey, hey, tommy. >> what's up. >> t. pony. >> heard it right. eastern congo initiative, water.org and tv 12 foundation are forgiving you a shot to happening -- are giving you a shot to hang out with tom brady, supporting global health, education and safety. win. friends with tom brady. >> sure, you know. lesser friends. >> we'll get pizza, get a couple beers, throw the ball around, hang out at one of our favorite spots in boston. >> with the greatest quarterback that ever walked the earth. >> guys. >> hey, tom, tom,. >> hey, hey, tommy. >> what's up. >> t. pony. >> heard it right. eastern congo initiative, water.org and tv 12 foundation are forgiving you a shot to happening -- are giving you a shot to hang out with tom brady, supp a ?wi >> reporter: looking g we have clouds across the south shore and cape. metro, boston, mix of sun and clouds. inner 50s, the city at 57, martha's vineyard, 61. rain making clouds down here tied to an area of low pressure way over there. too far to bring us beneficial rain.
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saturday. low pressure drifts closer to pennsylvania, to new england. chances of rain goes up but we're dry overnight. partly cloudy, cool. mid 40s to low 50s. through the today, a little bit of sun early. then a lot of clouds through the afternoon. and i think a couple of scattered showers likely, especially the further south you are. morning commute is dry. not a bad idea to have the rain gear. probably stays on stand by for most of the day. may be one or two showers that wo late afternoon. by 5:00 p.m., the evening commute, a higher chance of a few scattered showers. then we'll have rain, a good shot into new england tomorrow through the day on saturday. so saturday does look like it's washed out. i thought there might be a little bit of break in the action with the rain. it will be on and off rain for most of the day saturday. it doesn't move that much sunday, although the batch of rain moves away. sunday will feature clouds but not much in the way of rain.
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sunday, off chance to get them accomplished. if you hope for sun, i can't offer that. the good news here, tomorrow night through saturday finally beneficial rain. don't mean hit or miss isolated showers, i think a lot of us have the likelihood of an inch, maybe in some locations we're talking to closer to 2-inches of rain tomorrow and saturday. further south, this is hurricane matthew, this wasra category 1. this is a brand new track from the hurricane center. it continues on that westward path for the next couple days, then begins to drift northeast of jamaica air strikes cross cuba early next week. it is a category 2 moving through the bahamas. from there it's a difficult forecast. we think matthew will be down in this location wednesday and thursday, and then the question is, does the jet stream kick it
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eastern sea board? can't answer that just yet. 7-day forecast, saturday, rainy. sunday, clouds. 7 news at 5:00 back after the
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interviewer: what would you do with five minutes to kill and a smartphone? man: check the scores. woman 1 : uh, probably post a pic. interviewer: how about register to vote? man: really? galvin: you can. five minutes online and a massachusetts driver's license is all it takes to register so you can vote for our next president. go to register to vote m-a dot com. it's that easy. woman 2: done. i just registered. man: that was easy. galvin: register by
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joe plaia: every three days, someone in new hampshire is killed with a gun. mothers, sons, friends.
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r. when she has the chance to strengthen background checks, she voted no, backing the washington gun lobby instead. then - on a bill to keep suspected terrorists from getting guns, ayotte flip flopped. kelly ayotte's become another typical washington politician and that puts us all at risk. narrator: independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. with us, still another hour ahead. >> 7 news at 5:30 gets started right now. >> anchor: following breaking news, a train blows through a barrier in new jersey leaving one dead, more than 100 hurt. >> tracking clouds and showers to close out the week. >> anchor: a deer runs into a car, then tries to go along for the ride. >> anchor: following the

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