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>> anchor: stealing the show, david ortiz starting his monster sendoff with a game-winning blast against the blue jays. and a mystery at sea deepens. what we're learning about the mother still missing and presumed dead. a puzzling picture inside the mbta money room now raising concerns about counting cash. and a ready for the buffalo bills. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> anchor: well, hurricane matthew still churning in the atlantic, the massive system a powerful category four storm this morning churning in the waters in the caribbean. good morning, and welcome to 7news "today in new england." i'm nicole oliverio. we want to get right over the rob eicher for the latest on matthew and this wet start to
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was downgraded. it looks like it peaked in intensity late yesterday evening as a category 5. watch the satellite imagery very losely, and the eye looking more ragged this morning. the bad news is it's still a cat 5 hurricane. so it's almost as strong as yesterday but slightly weaker. it looks like that weakening trend will continue. it will pass over jamaica and cus tuesday and over the bahamas as we head into wednesday and thursday. the track remains pretty similar to what we've had over the last couple days. it slowed down quite a bit. at one point it looked like it would be up here probably tuesday or wednesday. now it looks more like wednesday or thursday some the track has slowed down about 24 hours. now, where it goes from here, some of our long-range computer models bend it back toward the u.s. east coast. some bend it over toward bermuda and eventually out into the atlantic. now, if it were to impact our
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meantime, already got some wet weather out there. flood advisory just issued for the greater boston area until 8:30. expecting some ponding on the roadways and minor street flooding. we have a batch of heavier rain moving in, mainly light rain through the overnight hours. look closely on the radar. this little batch of yellow and orange on the radar heading toward hingham, hell, braintree. eventually this will head up toward cape ann. so a brief shot of some slightly heavier rain. could be enough for ponding on the roadway. keep that in mind. meantime, 57 degrees, temperatures aren't going to budge much at all. one of those days where we kind of stay steady. that's going to be close to our high temperature for today. not going the rain all day. won't be a total washout where we have periods of rain, obviously this morning might get a break and another round later this afternoon. if you have to go outside, you might be able to squeeze in a few hours here and. there we talk more about the rest of the weekend and the
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minutes. >> nicole: rob, thank you. a monster sendoff this weekend for been pi. -- big papi. >> a shot down the line. and it's gone! >> nicole: david ortiz doing what it seems he has always done, coming up big when the red sox need it most, breaking a 3-3 tie with a home run you saw right there in the seventh inning. that homer would eventually prove to be the difference in the red sox win. the night and the weekend belonging to big papi. 's trey fenway. >> trey: good morning from fenway park. a very wet, damp, miserable, cold night on friday for the red sox. not even the bad weather could take the shine off david ortiz. big papi, his farewell weekend here inside fenway park, and ortiz delivering the only way he knows how. let's show you how it went down inside fenway park on friday night. the first of three planned celebrations for big papi's
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david ortiz children's fund has helped save more than 500 lives in new england and the dominican republic, including a boy who received a life-saving heart surgery. he was joined by roberto clemente, jr., for the first pitch. big papi receiving a standing ovation for the entire duration of his first at-bat. he ripped a single to right, plating brock holt from second. the game and it's 1-0 red sox. ortiz getting started on an m.v.p.-type night. rick porcello, a cy young candidate on the hill trying the pat his resume. strong on the board until the 5th. jose bautista unloading on the monster. only damage on porcello in sick innings of work. fast forward to the seventh, tied at three. if you saw this in a script, you'd be thinking, come on, that can't really happen.
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two-run home run to right, 38th on the year, 127th r.b.i. on the season. papi going out in grand style. red sox get the win 5-3. we'll have game two coming up at fenway park. hopefully a little drier than it was on friday night as the red sox get going again with the blue jays. that's going to do it from outside fenway park. trey daerr, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: and big papi's monster sendoff continues throughout the weekend. stay with 7news for updates on air and online. and also on 7, braintree race to put out flames. firefighters say a home on edgehill road caught fire last night. take a look at this video here. someone near that burning home captured firefighters trying to put out those flames that were coming through the second story. now, firefighters eventually got that fire under control. fortunately no injuries have been reported. and crews in wareham battling a boat fire. you can see flames engulfing that docked boat yesterday. that's at the continental
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any other boat. and we're learning more about an ongoing mystery at sea. a mother, linda carmen, still missing and presumed dead, but investigators have been gathering evidence from her home in connecticut. and court documents revealed, just like her son, carmen was once a suspect in the murder of her father, 7's jonathan hall has more from hartford, connecticut. >> jonathan: armed with a search warrant and red evidence carman's home wednesday night. she's believed dead after an ill-fated fishing trip with her 22-year-old son nathan. nathan carman told the coast guard he lost sight of his mom after his boat began to sink and he made his way into a life raft with food and water. a chinese ship rescued him after a week. >> holy cow was my reaction. >> jonathan: linda carman's lawyer says she loved her son nathan and spoke often about his
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of autism. he was a suspect in the death of her father. >> she was convinced he had nothing to do with the death of his fran fare. and she could list the reasons. >> jonathan: the attorney reveals nathan wasn't the only suspect in the shooting death of 87-year-old john chakalos. he says police questioned linda two times. in 2007 she had a violent altercation with her father on the seventh floor of this hospital. but a police rept 7news says chakalos threatened to stop supporting his daughter because nathan dad was going to accept a job offer. police quote linda as saying her dad was worth $300 million and she wanted her share. "john stated he was struck upon his head multiple times with linda's closed fist and also was being kicked at the same time by linda." jonathan hall, 7news "today in new england."
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answers. kyzr willis was just seven years old when he drowned at a south boston beach last july while attending summer camp. now his family is demanding to know exactly what happened, speaking in public for the first time yesterday afternoon. they say police have not given them any answers. >> we're asking simple questions: what happened to my nephew. what happened to kyzr? the drowning, the city placed the day camp's program director on leave and put new protocols in place for camp councilors. and a 21-year-old man in court friday after he told police he tried to kill his three-year-old nephew. taj mcdonald confessed to strangling the young child, trying to drown him in the bathtub and pushing him down the stairs. this all happened while he was babysitting his nephew. now he's facing several charges, including attempted murder.
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a deadly commuter crash. they're looking at two key clues, the train's black box, which was found under the rubble yesterday, and they're also hoping to look at footage from the train's cameras to see exactly what happened before impact. 7's john cuoco has the latest from hoboken, new jersey. >> john: investigators are searching for answers into why new jersey transit train 1614 never slowed down before crashing into the hoboken terminal at 8:45 thursday morning. the crashle waiting on the platform and injured more than 100 others. the n.t.s.b. believes some clues could be found in the train's two event recorders, one of which was pulled last night. but it will take some time to recover the second one. >> right now it's a very unsafe situation. there is a canopy resting on top of the train. once that's removed, we'll be able to look more closely at this train. >> john: the national transportation safety n.t.s.b. s looking into all possible factors that could have let to
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aspect of it. we look at@the man, the machine and the environment. >> there was a steel bumper. it went right through the bumper and on top of the platform. >> there was an impact. it sounded like an explosion. we were stunned. >> john: the engineer of the train has been identified as 48-year-old thomas gallagher, abemployee of new jersey transit for 29 years. gallagher was treated for his injuries and released from a local hospital. police, first responders,, firefighters and her citizens. >> obviously this is a tragedy and we need your concern for our community. we also are proud and i'm very proud of how our community came together to help one another through another tragedy. >> john: and the n.t.s.b. says they'll be on scene for the next week to ten days. in hoboken, new jersey, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: now to our election countdown. just 38 days to go in the
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against hillary clinton and a former miss universe. clinton seizing the opportunity to attack trump, specifically about his treatment of women. 7's jadiann thompson has more. >> jadiann: donald trump stirring up controversy in a twitter storm at 3:00 a.m., attacking the media and former miss universe alicia machado. he called her disgusting and accused her of having a sex tape. she's calling the attacks cheap lies with bad >> he's trying to distraction. he's not the person that can be a president of this country. that is true. >> jadiann: he responded on twitter saying, "at least you know i'll be there, awake to, answer the call." and he's getting back-up on the debate commission confirming there were audio issues that affected sound in the debate hall monday night. trump's rhetoric highlighted in a new video of a deposition in d.c. this summer, unapologetic
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other immigrants. does it cause you any concern that all of these entities wanted to apparently distance themselves from you in the wake of your comments? >> i'm a big boy. i understand. >> jadiann: hillary clinton today addressing trump's early morning behavior. >> i mean, really, who gets up at 3:00 a.m. to engage in a twitter attack against a former miss universe? >> jadiann: meanwhile, "newsweek" reports trump's company allegedly violated an embargo against cuba in 1998, citing a bill of more than $66,000 to drum up business. >> i never did anything in cuba. >> jadiann: and clinton addressing some critics that say she's not authentic enough. >> maybe i'm not communicating clearly enough that i care, but i do. >> jadiann: jadiann thompson, 7news "today in new england."
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hampshire, and michigan, battleground states. the first vice presidential debate is coming up next week. 7's jonathan hall will have live reports from virginia next tuesday. and still ahead on "today in new england," more questions surrounding a police shooting, this time in california. the police hoping this video will help. >> rob: flood advisories in effect for this morning. next saturday could depend on matthew. i'll show you our computer model coming up. >> nicole: here's something you don't see wandering close to a home in
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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 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
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>> nicole: good saturday morning. it is a wet one. taking a live look over the split, if you're on the roads, give yourself some extra time. the roads are slippery, but we needed this rain. it >> rob: no one wants to see that on the weekend. we could make it two in a row. do i get out and about today or tomorrow, tomorrow will probably be slightly better of the two weekend days. periods of rain off and on today. breaks in that rain tomorrow. next weekend could depend on matthew. more on that in a second. as you saw from our cameras, combination of rain, mist, fog, reducing visibility down to just over a quarter of a mile, one-third of a mile in worcester, two and a half miles in plymouth.
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got that and also some ponding on the roadways. a flood advisory has been issued for the greater boston area. we have some slightly heavier stuff starting to move in. that's the type of thing. be careful as you're driving around. could be ponding on the roadways. showers heading toward gloucester, c that another batch. if i zoo on out, you get the idea, i have this gigantic area of low pressure spitting around the midwest. as it does, it's helping to draw up all this moisture and this river of clouds and rain that goes all the way down to the bahamas. it's got a batch of rain over the top of us now then a break. then another batch of rain, then a break, then another batch of
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so there will be times today when you can get out and enjoy in the western part of the state, periods of rain likely. it's mainly a cloud day. can't rule out a spot or drizzle tomorrow. beyond that depends on matthew. there is matthew now in the caribbean. was a cat 5 hurricane yesterday, the strokest since 2007. downgraded this morning. all of our computer models agree it will go over jamaica and cause ba monday and tuesday. after that lots of disagreement. some bend it back toward the carolina coastline. some take it safely out toward the atlantic. if it were to impact the northeastern united states, that's a big if, it would be next saturday. that's what we'll be watching as we head into next weekend. kind of cool out there and the breeze adds to the chill.
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that's it. not going to get warmer than that today. upper 50s, low 60s. that's the high. slight improvements. i think we'll get more dry periods tomorrow. stale chance for showers on monday. clouds clearing out on tuesday, wednesday and thursday look decent. friday and beyond, stay tuned. >> nicole: rob, thank you. coming up on "today in new england," president obama more than ready to roll in air force one, but his famous guest was ho after this photo showing a worker sprawled out on the floor. kelly: you know me.
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ted by republican and democratic governors. as your senator, i'm fighting for equal pay and against workplace discrimination, to expand access to birth control, strengthen and preserve medicare, 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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>> nicole: turning now to the patriots. the pats have one question on everyone's mind. who will be taking the snaps on the feel against the buffalo bills. 7's a more on preps for tomorrow's game. >> amaka: the patriots say they're ready for sunday as they go head to head with the buffalo bills, but the big question on everyone's mind is who will lead the team in the last game without brady at quarterback, jimmy garoppolo or jacoby brissett. >> it's great and all, but this is a new team and a new goal and
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their own job, not just the quarterback. >> amaka: garoppolo and brissett were both on the practice field this week. buffalo coach rex ryan got in on the guessing, making his prediction on who will start. >> my sourcings tell me dave perelli will be the quarterback, and if he is, he doesn't move the way he used. to. >> amaka: a completely different response from bill belichick, who didn't have much to say about the quarterback situation or the pats' >> i don't really care about last week. i don't care about two weeks ago. i don't care about last year. >> amaka: the team had more time to prepare after coming off a blowout win against the texans. but they're not underestimating their opponent. >> it's going to be a tough battle. these guys just came off a big win. they're very confident. they're very good. they're going to have some
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are going to do a great job getting these guys prepared. >> amaka: the last time they lost at home was in 2013 when jimmy garoppolo played most of the game at quarterback. patriots fans are looking for a different result this time around. in the newsroom, amaka ubaka, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: ahead at 7:30 on "today in new england," a former new hampshire lawmaker accused of dealing drugs to other state leaders. what else we're learning about this statehouse secret. and a college student in texas facing some backlash after she posted this picture of
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the outside corporate interests bankrolling question two are trying to deceive you. here's the truth: every time a new charter school opens, it drains money from the existing public schools. that's 400 million just last year - according to the state's own data. which means real cuts to our kids -
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that's why question two's opposed by the massachusetts pta and school committees all across the state.
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>> nicole: take a look here, a wild visitor walking through downtown leominster. this moose was seen walking through backyards on union street yesterday. darlene conte, who lives in town, took a few of these photof conte says the animal was only about 20 feet from her deck. state wildlife officials warn, though, that moose are not typically aggressive, but people living there should still be cautious. well, next on "today in new england," we'll have much more on the tributes for david ortiz. big papi coming up big again in the sox win over toronto. >> rob: flood advisory in effect until 8:30 a.m. the rest of your weekend forecast coming up.
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jersey. the two key clues investigators hope will help them find answers.
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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, she voted no, backing the washington gun lobby instead.
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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. >> nicole: coming up big, david ortiz electrifies fenway with a seventh inning shot into the seats. and a statehouse secret. a former new hampshire lawmaker accused of not just using but
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leaders. and a public plea from the family of a young boy who drowned at a beach in south boston. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: welcome back on this saturday morning. it's october 1st. i'm nicole oliverio. weather is the big story this morning. obviously it's wet outside, but we're also keeping a close eye on hurricane matthew. the storm weakened slightly overnight, but it's still a powerful category four hurricane. and that track will take it close to jamaica. eicher who is tracking matthew for us this morning. >> rob: cat 5 yesterday evening. if you look going back several hours, it had a well-defined eye. but more recently on the satellite imagery, that eye looking ragged. that's pretty typical for aer very powerful hurricane. the eyes collapse in on themselves and reform, but usually when that happen, it weakens. that being said, it's still a 155mph hurricane, meaning it's a strong category four, almost still a category five.
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center calls for it to go over jamaica and the eastern half of cuba as we head into monday and tuesday and over the bahamas as we head into wednesday and thursday. track hasn't changed a whole lot. but it has slowed down. at one point we were expecting it to be here tuesday and wednesday. now it's more like wednesday or thursday. so almost a 24-hour difference in the timing. but still same general path. for us, do have a flood advisory up for the greater boston area. that goes until 8:30. we've already seen about half inch to an inch of rain during the overnight hours in many now starting to see yellows and oranges and reds show up on the radar, meaning you have moderate to the heavy rain moving through in batches. one right over the top of hull at the moment. another passing just over the top of stoughton and holliston. these all moving toward the north-northeast at about 20mph. so eventually heading up into the north shore. so again, that's why the greater boston area is under a flood advisory. flood advisory means there could be ponding on the roadways. rain will not be heavy enough to
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enough to cause minor traffic accidents, so drive carefully out there. 57 current temperature in boston. that's about it. numbers will hold pretty steady throughout the day. we're not going to get a whole lot warmer than we are out there this morning. good news is it will not rain all day. periods of rain this morning and a little break and another round later this afternoon. in between you can get out and enjoy an hour or two of drier weather. we'll be breezy today, especially at the coastline, chance for rain continues tonight. tomorrow slightly better. we'll talk more about that on the seven-day forecast coming >> nicole: rob, thank you. fans at fenway delivering a monster sendoff for big papi. and as usual, he delivered, broadcasting a go-ahead two-run home run into the right-field stands right there late into the game. so as he's done so many times before, david ortiz making all of the difference. and there was a lot of emotion as big papi started his final regular season home stand. 7's trey daerr has more from
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>> trey: good morning from fenway park. a very wet, damp, miserable, cold night on friday for the red sox, but not even the bad weather could take the shine off david ortiz. big papi, his farewell weekend here inside fenway park, and ortiz delivering the only way he knows how. let's show you how it went down inside fenway park on friday night. the first of three planned celebrations for big papi's fenway farewell sending around his charitable contributions to the david ortiz children's fund has helped save more than 500 lives in new england and the dominican republic. including a boy who received a life-saving heart surgery. he was joined by roberto clemente, jr., for the first pitch. big papi receiving a standing ovation for the entire duration of his first at-bat. he ripped a single to right, plating brock holt from second. ortiz drives in the first run of the game and it's 1-0 red sox. ortiz getting started on an
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meanwhile, rick pore sell row low, a cy young candidate, on the hill, trying to pad his resume. strong on the board until the 5th. jose bautista unloading on the monster. jays post three on the frame. only damage on porcello in six innings of work. fast forward to the seventh, tied at three. if you saw this in a script, you'd be thinking, come on, that can't really happen. big papi smacking the go-ahead two-run home run to right, 38th on the year, 127th papi going out in grand style. red sox get the win 5-3. we'll have game two coming up at fenway park. hopefully a little bit drier than it was on friday night as the red sox get going again with the blue jays. that's going to do it from outside fenway park. trey daerr, 7news "today in new england." have a great day. >> nicole: and big papi's monster sendoff continues throughout the weekend. stay with 7news for updates on air and online. turning now to a statehouse secret in new hampshire.
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of dealing drugs to fellow state leaders. investigators say kyle tasker sold and smoked marijuana with five other lawmakers. it's all detailed in a new report by the attorney general. 7's kimberly bookman has more now from new hampshire. >> kimberly: a revealing report from new hampshire's attorney general's office claims new hampshire state representative kyle tasker smoked marijuana inside the statehouse and sold it to five other lawmakers. the paperwork names names of lawmak w immunity for cooperating. investigators say representative joseph lachance of manchester bought drugs from tasker. he's quoted calling tasker, "the club med of weed." representative amanda bouldin, also from manchester, admitted she smoked pot with tasker. representative pamela tucker of greenland told investigators she bought weed from him, as well. her official position as a lawmaker was to oppose the use of marijuana. representative ted wright of sanbornville told investigators
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tasker was to help his wife deal with debilitating cancer. a fifth legislator involved had died. investigators say they used tasker's ipad and facebook account to track down the lawmakers involved in his alleged drug deal. the state's investigation into tasker was launched after he was arrested in march for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl online and possessing drugs to sell. kimberly bookman, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: a mystery at sea deepening. a missing mother is presumed de a connecticut are now searching her home. after a week stranded at sea, nathan carman was rescued earlier this week, but his mother linda is still mitzing. police searched her home in connecticut thursday night. court records reveal that both nathan and his mother were suspects in the murder of her father back in 2013. no charges were ever filed against either one. linda's attorney saying that she has always defended her son.
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his grandfather, and she could list the reasons. >> nicole: police are looking into evidence found at linda carman's connecticut home, trying to uncover answers to her disappearance and the death of her father. new developments in the investigation of the police chief in gloucester. 7news learning the essex county district attorney's office is now involved. chief leonard campanello is currently on administrative leave, but no one has said why. a spokesperson for the d.a. says the city has requested materials nn reviewed by county prosecutors. an audit of the department is under way. campanello says he is fully cooperating with the investigation. and covering more news today, money matters for the mbta. the agency sharing this picture, and it is sparking a cash-counting controversy. the picture appears to show a worker face down on a yoga mat, and there's a lot of cash right there sitting right by. mbta leaders now saying this photo is an example of why
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7's byron barnett has the story. >> byron: this surveillance photo inside the mbta's money room shows a "t" employee sprawled out face down on the floor behind a wall. you can see cash scattered on a nearby table. the picture was taken in february. it also appears to show another "t" worker off to the right. the mbta released the photo as it pushes for privatizing its fare collection system. currently those duties are handled we the boston carman's union, a year in that money room. the mbta called the photo troubling and released a statement saying, "there is no logical reason for a transit system to be in the cash handling business. " governor baker agrees. >> the "t" should focus on the things it does well, and situations like the money room, there are other people much better at it than the "t" room, we should talk to them about providing us with that service.
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comment on the picture because the employee lying down is definitely not a member. the union speculates the two individuals in the photo may be "t" managers or supervisors. the carmen's union is fighting the state's effort to outsource the work to count fares. just yesterday it released a statement saying, "it's nothing more than a distraction from the fact they have failed the make the necessary investments to provide more reliable service to riders and overhaul management." >> the boston carman' u doesn't come to the negotiating table on, this but the "t" is pushing forward, saying it expects to have a proposed contract for the cash-handling operations next month. in the newsroom, i'm byron barnett, 7news. >> nicole: also on 7, police releasing new video after a deadly police shooting in california. they're saying that officers have little choice in their encounter with an unarmed black man. the release of the video coming after nights of violent protest.
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>> the surveillance video captured the chaotic confrontation between police and alfred o'longo, an unarmed back man. the tense standoff seen on cell phone video followed by a fatal shooting. investigators in suburban san ?diego say along owe took this "shooting stance," rapidly drawing an object from his pocket, grasping his hands together before officers shot and phased the father of two. misperception being perpetuated. >> get out of my face. >> the newly released video comes after violent overnight protests in el cajon. for four days protesters have demanded the officer be fired after it's been confirmed the object in his hand was a smoking device. >> [inaudible]
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had a lengthy criminal history. >> full disclosure to the public builds trust and it demonstrates respect. >> his family said they are glad this video has finally been released. a shooting death that has sparked outrage and protest for nearly a week. ryan schulteis, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: business owners are urged to remain vigilant after recent protests became violent. and a texas college student getting backlash for posting a photo in black face. the a&m student posted this photo of herself on social media. so she's white and has black tape on her face and the caption, she joked about trying the fit in at her historically black college. some are calling for the freshman to be expelled, but others say she shouldn't be attacked online. the school has not announced if any disciplinary action will be taken against the student. and coming up on 7news "today in new england," president obama eager to get on board air force
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>> rob: plenty of events going on this weekend. the forecast is a bit iffy. we'll outline that and give you the latest track on matthew
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interviewer: what would you do with wh in five minutes to kill and a smartphone? man: check the scores. woman 1 : uh, probably post a pic. woman 2: text a friend. 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. woman 2: done. i just registered. man: that was easy. galvin: register by october 19th. >> nicole: well, a lot of rain to start this weekend. i know we need it, but never on the weekends. that's not when people want to see it. >> rob: , oh, man, i know. you're probably wondering,
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or tomorrow? tomorrow looks a little better, but neither day will be bright and beautiful. tomorrow i think will be drier. at fenway tonight, kind of like last night, cool and breezy, periods of rain. it will generally be light. i think they'll get the game in, but it won't be a real pleasant night out at fenway. making strides against breast cancer walk, bri eggers, meteorologist will be out there tomorrow, broadcasting live. so she'll have the update. tomorrow is better. this morning most of us are waking up to rain for spots of heavy rain tomorrow. the rain will be few and far between and generally much lighter and same idea for the pats' game tomorrow. drizzle but very, very hit or miss. most of the day will be kind of cloudy and dry, but again, a little on the cool side for what you'd expect for the early part of october. general very good chance of rain today. much lower chance of rain tomorrow, and a little bit of a drying trend finally as we head into tuesday. now, already had about one-third of an inch of boston. some spots, though, more like three-quarters of an inch. other areas more like a half
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this is in the last seven hours or so. on the radar right now, we have some slightly heavier rain just starting to move inch could get another inch on top of that. that's prompting the flood advisory for a greater boston area. just enough that it could cause ponding on the roadways. the heaviest toward north plymouth. these showers heading toward ocean bluff. stoughton getting a batch of slightly heavier rain. no thunder or lightning in here. pockets of slightly heavier rain moving through some areas t if i zoom on out, you get the idea. a batch of rain on top of us. now,then a break in the action. another batch of rain currently off the delaware coastline. that will come in later today. then another break in the action and another batch off the north carolina coastline. that will come in overnight tonight. it's not going to rain non-stop. periods of rain, a break, another round of rain. add it up and again half inch to an inch in spots with generally the higher amounts in eastern massachusetts generally very spotty as you get into the
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might add a hint or two of some sprinkles tomorrow. but the heavier rain today. after that,ing depends on matthew. there is matthew now in the caribbean. should turn toward jamaica and cuba as we head into monday and tuesday. i showed you the official forecast from the hurricane center at the top of the hour. these are computer models. some bend it toward the carolinas. some have it hugging the coast. some have it safely out in the atlantic. lots of uncertainty, but if, if it were to impact our weather, it w weekend. for now, temperature-wise, upper 50s, low 60s. that's about as low as it will get today. a little warmer tomorrow. maybe some peeks of sunshine on monday, finally clearing out on tuesday. friday and beyond. stay tuned. >> nicole: rob, thank you. ahead on "today in new england," we will have much more from fenway park. david ortiz starting his final weekend doing what he always does. we'll give the sox to a win. but up first, it's the matchup everyone has been waiting to
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>> nicole: it is the clinton-trump facer people have been looking forward to since the presidential debate. kate mckinnon and alec baldwin, as you see there, they're going to step into the shoes of the presidential candidates, and it will all go down tonight on "saturday night live." 7's jadiann thompson has a preview of the show's season premier. >> jadiann: "saturday night live" already giving us a tease. alec baldwin joining kate mckinnon for the show's take on this week's presidential debate. >> i'm glad i'm not one of the it the political material and try to write something funnier than what's being said. >> jadiann: donald trump hosted the show last season in the early days of the presidential campaign, and hillary clinton made alongside her "snl" alterego. >> she's got a wonderful deadpan... she's actually a very good comedian. >> jadiann: a show with a decades-long tradition of turning politics into punch lines. >> i can see russia from my house.
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presidential election. >> both the clinton campaign and the trump campaign will be watching to see how their candidates are portrayed. they may not have any say in how they come off, but they certainly care. >> jadiann: and more attention on the premier and margot robbie. the suicide squad actor talked about it. >> she came up to me. i'm like, no. >> that's great kate m >> jadiann: unbelievable might also describe a presidential campaign that could turn even more memorable saturday night. jadiann thompson, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: well, last year baldwin portrayed former virginia senator jim ledd best known for containing about his air time during a debate. "saturday night live" premiers tonight at 11:30 right here on 7. and still ahead on 7news, rob eicher will have another look at
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>> nicole: president obama right there forced to wait while air force one fueled up, ready the fly. you can see him gesturing to someone at the bottom of the stairs saying, come on, let's go. so who would keep the leader of the free world waiting, well, another former leader of the free world, bill clinton. he had an extended good-bye in israel, and, rob, maybe bill is just used to it. he knows, air force one isn't
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>> rob: he's probably the only one in the world that could get away with that. everyone else, the secret service would be dragging them away. but most of us waking up with the rain. east of worcester, west of worcester a cloudy start to the day. pockets of heavier rain across the south coast, the south shore moving into boston. across the north shore eventually, just off the bottom of your screen, breaks in the action. it's not going to rain all day. periods of rain today cloudy tomorrow with maybe a chance of showers. same idea on monday. clearing mid-week and then stay tuned for next weekend. >> nicole: rob, thank you. there's much more ahead in the next hour of "today in new england." we'll be right back.
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i just want what's best for my kids. that massachusetts needs more charter schools, i think: what about the students in all of our schools? every new charter takes away more money from the existing public schools. that's 400 million dollars, just last year. we can't afford to drain even more money from our kids' schools because they're already losing so much. i'm not just standing up for my own kids; i'm fighting for yours, too.
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>> nicole: keeping an eye on the tropics. hurricane matthew now a category four storm still churning in the caribbean. and big papi coming up big again as his regular season gets started against toronto. and we're learning more about the connecticut mother who disappeared while at sea with her son and is now presumed dead. and investigators are looking at two key clues, hoping to find answer centers a deadly commuter crash in new jersey. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: hurricane matthew the massive system, a powerful category four storm this morning, churning in the waters in the caribbean. this saturday morning, happy
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welcome to 7news "today in new england. i'm nicole oliverio. we want to get right over to rob eicher. a wet start to the weekend. >> rob: yeah. i just got an update on hurricane matthew. it was downgraded. a category five during the evening. a category four during the morning hours. the eye looking a bit more ragged now than it was several hours ago. that's typical. when you get a very powerful hurricane, it goes through these cycles where the the eye wall collapses and then reforms. a hurricane some very powerful cat four. 156 would be a category five. the official forecast calls for it to pass over or near jamaica and then eastern cuba monday into tuesday. and then over the bahamas wednesday and thursday. now, the track has not changed a whole lot. but it has slowed down quite a bit. at one point we were expecting it to be here in the bahamas on tuesday and wednesday. now almost 24 hours slower than that. some computer models bend this back toward us. some bend it out toward the atlantic.
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united states, it wouldn't be until next weekend. so we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. meantime, already have some issues with rain this morning. minor street flooding possible in the areas shaded green. flood advisory for the greater boston area until 8:30. that's because we've already seen about half an inch of rain since midnight, and we have some pockets of slightly heavier rain starting to move through. the the heaviest of it right now near rockland headed toward cohasset and hull. duxbury also getting some slightly heavier rain, not enough to cse on the roadways and traffic accidents and that sort of thing. so again, be careful if you're headed out the door here in the next half hour. temperature-wise, got 56 in boston, and that's about it. numbers are going to hold pretty steady all day long. morning temperatures very similar to our afternoon temperatures. not going to rain all day, but we'll get batches of rain and then a break and then another batch of rain. i think the driest period probably in the afternoon hours today. still kind of breezy, especially near the immediate coastline. and then overnight tonight,
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likely. some priewflt for tomorrow. we'll talk a little bit more about that in the seven-day forecast coming up. >> nicole: rob, thank you. well, a monster sendoff this weekend for big papi. >> the shot down the line, and she is gone! >> nicole: right there. david ortiz doing what he does best, coming up big when the red sox need it the most. he broke a 3-3 tie with a home run that you saw right there in the seventh inning. that hom prove to be the difference in the red sox win. the night and the weekend belonging to big papi. 7's trey daerr now has more from fenway. >> trey: good morning from fenway park. a very wet, damp, miserable, cold night on friday for the red sox. not even the bad weather could take the shine off david ortiz. big papi, his farewell weekend here inside fenway park, and ortiz delivering the only way he knows how. let's show you how it went down
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night. the first of three planned celebrations for big papi's fenway farewell sending around his charitable contributions to david ortiz children's fund has helped save more than 500 lives in new england and the dominican republic, including joaquin men doe sca, who received a life-saving heart surgery in santo domingo. he was joined by roberto clemente, jr., for friday's first pitch. as for the game, big papi receiva the duration of his entire first at-bat. he ripped a single to right, plating brock holt from second. ortiz drives in the first run of the game and it's 1-0 red sox. ortiz getting started on an m.v.p.-type night. rick porcello, a cy young candidate, on the hill trying to pad his resume. strong on the board until the 5th.
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innings of work. fast forward to the seventh, tied at three. if you saw this in a script, you'd be thinking, come on, that can't really happen. big papi smacking the go-ahead two-run home run to right, 38th on the year, 127th r.b.i. on the season. papi going out in grand style. red sox get the win 5-3. we'll have game two coming up at fenway park. hopefully a little drier than it was on friday night as the red sox get going again with the blue jays. that's going to do it from outside fenway park. trey daerr, 7news "today in new england." have a great day. >> nicole: monster sendoff continues throughout the weekend. stay with 7news for updates on air and online. also on 7, dedham police investigating an overnight shooting. officials say two people were shot around 1:30 a.m. on bridge street by the murphy's on the charles. investigators say they found numerous shell cases in the parking lot. both victims were taken to nearby hospitals. right now police say their injuries are not life-threatening. and in braintree, fire crews
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into flames last night. take a look at this video. somebody nearby that burning home captured firefighters trying to put out those flames on the second story. firefighters eventually got it under control. no injuries have been reported. and crews in wareham battling a fire. you see flames there engulfing a docked boat yesterday. that happened at the continental marina. firefighters were able to put out the fire before it spread to any other boats. and we're learning more this morning about an ongoing mystery atea missing and presumed dead. her sob was rescued this week, but investigators have been gathering evidence from her home in connecticut. and court documents reveal, just like her son, carman was once a suspected in the murder of her father. 7's jonathan hall has more from connecticut. >> jonathan: armed with a search warrant and red evidence tape, police went through linda carman's home wednesday night. she's believed dead after an ill-fated fishing trip with her 22-year-old son nathan.
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guard he lost sight of his mom after his boat began to sink and he made his way into a life raft with food and water. a chinese ship rescued him after a week. >> holy cow was my reaction. >> jonathan: linda carman's former lawyer says she loved her son nathan and spoke often about his struggles with asperger's, a mild form of autism. he was named a suspect in his grandfather's murder, but no charges were ever file against him. >> she was convinced he had nothing to do with the death of his grandfather, and she could list the reasons. >> jonathan: the attorney reveals nathan wasn't the only suspect in the shooting death of 87-year-old john chakalos. he says police questioned linda three times. in 2011, she hadsell a violent altercation with her father on the seventh floor of this hartford hospital. a police report obtained by 7news indicates chakalos threatened to stop supporting his daughter because nathan's
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offer. police quote linda as saying her dad was worth $300 million and she wanted her share. it says she lost it when chakalos tried to leave a waiting room. "john stated that he was struck upon his head multiple times with linda's closed fists and also was being kicked at the same time by linda." jonathan hall, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: a devastated family making a public plea looking for answers. 7-year-old kyzr willis drowned at a south boston beach last july camp. now his family is demanding to know exactly what happened. speaking in public for the first time yesterday afternoon, they say police have not given them any answers. >> we're asking simple questions. what happened to my nephew? what happened to kyzr? >> nicole: days after the drowning the city placed the day camp's program director on leave and put new protocols in place for camp councilors.
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tried to kill his three-year-old nephew. taj mcdonald confessed to strangling the child, trying to drown him in the bathtub and then pushed him down the stairs. this all happened while he was babysitting the child. now mcdonald is facing several charges, including attempted murder. and new jersey investigators still trying to find answers following a deadly commuter crash. they're looking at two key clues, the train's black box, which was found under the rubble on friday, and they're also hoping to look at the train's cameras to see exactly what happened before the impact. 7's john cuoco has the latest now from hoboken, new jersey. >> john: investigators are searching for answers into why new jersey transit train 1614 never slowed down before crashing into the hoboken terminal at 8:45 thursday morning. the crash killed one woman waiting on the platform and injured more than 100 others. the n.t.s.b. believes some clues could be found in the train's two event recorders, one of
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recover the second one. >> right now it's a very unsafe situation. there is a canopy resting on top of the train. once that's removed, we'll be able to look more closely at this train. >> john: the n.t.s.b. is looking into all possible factors that could have let to the crash. >> we're looking into every aspect of it. we like the say we look at the man, the machine and the environment. >> nicole: commuters who survived and witness the crash describe the chaotic scene. a steel bumper. it went right through the bumper and on top of the platform. >> there was an impact. it sounded like an explosion. we were stunned. >> john: the engineer of the train has been identified as 48-year-old thomas gallagher, an employee of new jersey transit for 29 years. gallagher was treated for his injuries and released from a local hospital. the mayor of hoboken, dawn zimmer, praised the police, first responders, firefighters and her citizens. >> obviously this is a tragedy
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proud of how our community came together to help one another through another tragedy. >> john: and the n.t.s.b. says they'll be on scene for the next week to ten days. in hoboken, new jersey, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: now to our election countdown. just 38 days to go in the campaign. donald trump now catching heat for his latest twitter tirade against hillary clinton and a former miss universe. clinton seizing the opportunity to attack trump, specifically 7's jadiann thompson has more. >> jadiann: donald trump stirring up controversy in a twitter storm at 3:00 a.m., attacking the media and former miss universe alicia machado. he called her disgusting and accused her of having a sex tape. she's calling the attacks cheap lies with bad intentions. >> he's trying to distraction. he's not the person that can be a president of this country. that is true.
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twitter saying, "at least you know i'll be there awake to, answer the call." and he's getting back-up on the debate commission confirming there were audio issues that affected sound in the debate hall monday night. trump's rhetoric highlighted in a new video of a deposition in d.c. this summer, unapologetic on his comments on mexicans an other immigrants. does it cause you any concern that all of these entities wanted to apparently distance themselves from you in the wake of your comments? >> i'm a big boy. i understand. >> jadiann: hillary clinton today addressing trump's early morning behavior. >> i mean, really, who gets up at 3:00 a.m. to engage in a twitter attack against a former miss universe? >> jadiann: meanwhile, "newsweek" reports trump's company allegedly violated an embargo against cuba in 1998, citing a bill for more than
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trump saying... >> i never did anything in cuba. i never did a deal in cuba. >> jadiann: and clinton addressing some critics that say she's not authentic enough. >> maybe i'm not communicating clearly enough what i care about, but i do. >> jadiann: jadiann thompson, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: clinton is leading in several battleground states. new polls show she's up in florida, new hampshire and michigan. the first vice presidential debate is coming up. jonathan hall will have live reports from s va beginning next tuesday. and mi england," the who will be under center when the pats take on the bills tomorrow? we'll have a preview of the matchup. >> a flood advisory in effect. we'll talk about the weekend forecast and show you the latest
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special interests that oppose question 2 claim district schools lose money to charter schools. that's "absurd," says the boston herald. "outright lies," reports the lowell sun. charter schools "don't siphon off state dollars" from traditional schools, says the boston globe. in fact, public schools get more money. the truth is question 2 will give parents more choices
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>> nicole: welcome back. taking a live look now. this is braintree over at the split. you can see it's just miserable outside. not great driving conditions either. weekend, all in all there are going tom some clouds, but which one is the better day to get outside? >> rob: tomorrow. i don't think we'll see the sun at all, but if dwru want periods of dry weather, your best bet is tomorrow. we're expecting more rain tomorrow. even today it's not going to be a total washout, but that's a beautiful, not the best-looking weekend. next weekend could demand on where matthew goes. more on that in just a second. in the meantime, as you saw from the braintree split camera, the visibility is not good, combined
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rain our there. that's leading to ponding on the roadways. combination of visibility and wet roads. do drive very carefully out there this morning. we have a flood advisory for the greater boston area due to the possibility of minor street flooding, ponding on the roadway. that type of thing. then namely light rain up until the last hour or two. and then within the last hour or two, we started to see a lot more yellows and oranges and reds and heavier rain on the radar. the the heaviest rain over the south of wellesley and hingham at this hour. these showers are m heading across the north shore in the next 20 to 30 minutes. if i zoom on out, another batch just coming ashore near westport, and the south coast, and then just off the bottom of your screen, we get a break in the action. so again, it's not going to rain all morning. we have a pocket of rain over the top of eastern massachusetts this morning. and then a break in the action and then another batch just off the coast of delaware that will get here later on today. and then another break in the action. and then another batch off the coast of the carolinas that will
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so periods of rain off and on today, part of an area of low pressure that's spinning around over the midwest, and it's that area of low pressure that's drawing up this river of moisture, this stream of clouds and pockets of rain that go all the way down to the bahamas. that's basically our forecast for the rest of the weekend. but i think we'll see a little bit more in the way of breaks of rain as we head into tomorrow. forecast for today, green areas areas likely the see rain. it's mainly the eastern half inside of 495, west of 495. shs fairly steady rain or at least periods of it for the eastern part of the state today. kind of off and on and through the night. and then we get into tomorrow. gray would be just clouds. we see a lot of gray on the map for tomorrow. but not a lot in the way of green. more clouds than anything else. can't rule out a pocket of some drizzle, some light rain here and, there but i think tomorrow would be just kind of mainly a cloudy day. after that we'll be watching matthew. we have an update at the top of the hour at 8:00.
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updates. it's still a 155mph hurricane. still moving west right now. the official forecast calls for it to turn northwest going over jamaica and then cuba on monday and tuesday. and then the bahamas as we head into wednesday and thursday. that's the official forecast. here are computer models. some of our long-range models curve it toward the carolinas. some curve it more out to the atlantic. either way, if it were to impact the northeastern united states, it wouldn't be until next weekend. we have a few days we'll be watching that. temperur low 60s. that's about our high temperature for today. slightly better for tomorrow. clearing middle part of the week, and friday and beyond, stay tuned. >> nicole: rob, thank you. ahead on 7news, caught on camera. students getting rattled and rolled when their bus gets into a crash. also ahead, a statehouse secret in new hampshire. what documents reveal about a
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>> nicole: prince william and duchess kate spend the day fishing in british columbia. the area is well-known for having some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in the world. the royal couple also toured an aboriginal cultural museum while visiting western canada. and coming up on "today in new england," we'll have more from fenway park as david ortiz kicks
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only he can. and cash currents at the mbta after this puzzling picture shows a worker face down on the floor. but first an 8-year-old boy on a mission. his cross country tribute to
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gesture. an eight-year-old boy is on a cross country journey to honor police officers. it's all part of a movement. that he started called "i doughnut need a reason to thank a cop." he's on a mission to bring a doughnut to every cop in america, and he even wears his own superhero gear. coming up, matthew has lost a little bit of strength, but still a very pfu >> rob: we'll show you the latest stats on the hurricane and also the weekend forecast. these that's all coming up. >> nicole: also ahead, the quarterback question still looming as the patriots prepare for the buffalo bills. we'll preview tomorrow's divisional showdown. in new hampshire, maggie hassan cut taxes for small businesses, protected education... created jobs.
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farewell weekend is under way. and a disturbing discovery. a former lawmaker in new hampshire accused of doing and dealing drugs to other state leaders. and stuck in the sky. riders at seaworld in australia left hanging when their roller coaster malfunctioned. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: welcome back on this saturday morning. i'm nicole oliverio. weather is obviously the big story. it is raining if you're waking up. maybe a good d inside. but we're also keeping a close eye on hurricane matthew. it's a powerful category four hurricane. that track will take it close to jamaica. he's tracking that for us this morning. >> rob: the hurricane hasn't been this big since 2007 in the area. the strongest in years.
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well-defined-eye. at that point it was a category 5. now it's harder to find. hurricane hunter aircraft is actually many matthew right now, sending us back information. they found still a 155mph hurricane. so that's downgraded from the cat 5 that it was yesterday. it was 160 at its peak. that's typical when the eye starts the collapse in on itself and then reform. hurricane goss through that type of cycle. but during that cycle, it usually weakens. so it's on the weakening trend at the moment. but again, weakening trend still makes it four hurricane. it's expected to turn more toward the north and then pass over jamaica and cuba as a category three hurricane and then the bahamas as a category two hurricane, probably some time on wednesday or thursday. track hasn't changed a whole lot, but it has slowed down quite a bit. at one pilot we were expecting it to be over the bahamas. so it slowed down by almost 24 hours. where it goes from there, anyone's guess. but if it were to impact the northeastern united states, it wouldn't be until this time next weekend.
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mainly everyone inside of 495. rest of 495 a cloudy and dreary start to the day. there are some pockets of slightly heavier rain going across hull, cohasset, down to scituate. these are moving north, about to head out over the water shortly. behind that a little break in the action. it's not going the rain all day, but periods of rain, maybe an hour or two where you can get outside and another batch of rain. 56 right now. that's about it. we're not going the move much at all temperature-wise today. morning about our afternoon high temperatures for today. it will be breezy. particularly near the coastline. stale good chance we'll see some showers off and on overnight tonight. slightly better sunday. talk more about that. show you the computer model forecast for matthew coming up in a few minutes. >> nicole: rob, thank you. fans at fenway delivering a monster sendoff for big papi. >> hot shot.
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>> nicole: as usual, he delivered for fan, blasting a two-run go ahead home run. like he's done so many times before, david ortiz making all the difference. and there was a lot of emotion as big papi started his final regular season home stand. 7's trey daerr has more from fenway. >> trey: good morning from fenway park. a very wet, damp, miserable, cold night on friday for the red sox, but not even the bad weather could take the shine off david ortiz. big papi, his farewell weekend here inside fenway park, and ortiz delivering the only way he knows how. let's show you how it went down inside fenway park on friday night. the first of three planned celebrations for big papi's fenway farewell sending around his charitable contributions to the david ortiz children's fund it has helped save more than 500 lives in new england and the dominican republic, including
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life-saving heart surgery in santo domingo. he was joined by roberto clement they, jr., for the first pitch. big papi receiving a standing ovation for the entire duration of his first at-bat. he ripped a single to right, plating brock holt from second. ortiz drives in the first run of the game and it's 1-0 red sox. ortiz getting started on an m.v.p.-type night. meanwhile, rick porcello, a cy young candidate, on the hill, trying the pad his resume. 5th. jose bautista unloading on the monster. jays post three on the frame. only damage on porcello in six innings of work. fast forward to the seventh, tied at three. if you saw this in a script, you'd be thinking, come on, that can't really happen. big papi smacking the go-ahead two-run home run to right, 38th on the year, 127th r.b.i. on the season. papi going out in grand style. red sox get the win 5-3. we'll have game two coming up at fenway park. hopefully a little bit drier
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the red sox get going again with the blue jays. that's going to do it from outside fenway park. trey daerr, 7news "today in new england." have a great day. >> nicole: and big papi's monster sendoff continues throughout the weekend. stay with 7news for updates on air and online. 7news now in new hampshire. a former state lawmaker accused of dealing drugs to other state leaders. investigators say kyle tasker sold and smoked marijuana with five other lawmakers. the detailed in a new report by the attorney general. 7's kimberly bookman has more now fom new hampshire. >> kimberly: a revealing report from new hampshire's attorney general's office claims new hampshire state representative kyle tasker smoked marijuana inside the statehouse and sold it to five other lawmakers. the paperwork names names of lawmakers who got a form of immunity for cooperating. investigators say representative joseph lachance of manchester bought drugs from tasker. he's quoted calling tasker, "the club med of weed." representative amanda bouldin,
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representative pamela tucker of greenland told investigators she bought weed from him, as well. her official position as a lawmaker was to oppose the use of marijuana. representative ted wright of sanbornville told investigators the marijuana he bought from tasker was to help his wife deal with debilitating cancer. a fifth legislator involved had died. investigators say they used tasker's ipad and facebook account to track down the lawmakers involved in his alleged drug deal. tasker was launched after he was arrested in march for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl online and possessing drugs to sell. kimberly bookman, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: a mystery at sea deepening. a missing mother is presumed dead, and investigators in connecticut are now searching her home. after a week stranded at sea, nathan carman was rescued earlier this week, but his
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police searched her home in connecticut thursday night. court records reveal that both nathan and his mother were suspects in the murder of her father back in 2013. no charges were ever filed against either one. linda's attorney saying that she has always defended her son. >> she was convinced that he had nothing to do with the death of his grandfather, and she could list the reasons. >> nicole: police are looking into evidence found at linda carman's connecticut home, trying to uncover answers to her disappearance and the death of her father. new developments in the 7news learning the essex county district attorney's office is now involved. chief leonard campanello is currently on administrative leave, but no one has said why. a spokesperson for the d.a. says the city has requested materials connected to the case be reviewed by county prosecutors. an audit of the department is under way. campanello says he is fully cooperating with the investigation. and covering more news today, money matters for the mbta.
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cash-counting controversy. the picture appears to show a worker face down on a yoga mat, and there's a lot of cash right there sitting nearby. mbta leaders now saying this photo is an example of why change is needed. 7's byron barnett has the story. >> byron: this surveillance photo inside the mbta's money room shows a "t" employee sprawled out face down on the floor behind a wall. you can see cash scattered on a nearby table. the picture was taken in february. "t" worker off to the right. the mbta released the photo as it pushes for privatizing its fare collection system. currently those duties are handled by the boston carman's union, which counts $142 million a year in that money room. the mbta called the photo "troubling" and released a statement saying, "there is no logical reason for a transit system to be in the cash
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governor baker agrees. >> the "t" should focus on the things it does well, and situations like the money room, where there are other people much better at it than the "t," we should talk to them about providing us with that service. >> byron: the carman wouldn't comment on the picture because the employee lying down is definitely not a member. the union speculates the two individuals in the photo may be "t" managers or supervisors. the carmen's union is fighting the state's effort to outsource the work to count fares. just yesterday it released a more than a distraction from the fact they have failed the make the necessary investments to provide more reliable service to riders and overhaul management." >> the boston carman's union says it may go to court if "t" doesn't come to the negotiating table on this, but the "t" is pushing forward, saying it expects to from a proposed contract for the cash-handling operations next month.
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>> nicole: caught on camera, video from inside a school bus as it swerves off the road in texas. take a look right here. the superintendent says the bus driver was pulling in on a different route when she looked into the rear-view mirror to ask about the next stop. officials believe that caused the driver to lose control. fortunately nobody waser isly is hurt. and in australia, several passengers had to wait to be rescued from a roller coaster in seaworld. take a look right there. ride stopped mid-peak. seaworld staff helpe walk down to safety using the staircase beside the coaster. and in this instance, no one was hurt. turning now to the patriots. the pats are preparing for sunday with one question on everyone's mind: who will be starting at quarterback.
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>> amaka: the patriots say they're ready for sunday as they go head to head with the buffalo bills, but the big question on everyone's mind is who will lead the team in the last game without brady at quarterback, jimmy garoppolo or jacoby brissett. >> it's great and all, but this is a new team and a new goal and it all depends on everyone doing their own job, not just the quarterback. >> amaka: garoppolo and brissett are recovering from injuries, but both were on the practice field this week. buffalo coach rex ryan prediction on who will start. >> my sourcings tell me dave perelli will be the quarterback, and if he is, he doesn't move the way he used to. >> amaka: a completely different response from bill belichick, who didn't have much to say about the quarterback situation or the patriots' incredible 3-0 start. >> we're playing buffalo. i don't really care about last week. i don't care about two weeks
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time to prepare after coming off a blowout win against the texans. still, the players say they're not underestimating their af cl opponent. >> it's going to be a tough battle. these guys just came off a big win. they're very confident. they're very good. they're going to have some coaching going on. you know coch ryan, both ryans are going to do a great job getting these guys prepared. >> amaka: the last time they -- the patriots lost to 2013, a game where jimmy garoppolo came in and played most of the game at quarterback. patriots fans are looking for a different result this time around. in the newsroom, amaka ubaka, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: still ahead on 7news, the jewish new year starts tomorrow night. and there's a perfect recipe for the celebration. and rob eichler have another look at your soggy weekend forecast.
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>> now 7weather. >> rob: good news is sox will be playing a lot of other games this october. the game on the first day of
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drizzly, cool, but like last night, there could be some rain, but i think they'll get the game in. they'll probably get it done, but it may not be pretty weather-wise. this is rain or shine tomorrow. making surprise against breast cancer. bri eggers will be out there. , peg very hit-and-miss drizzle. many of us waking up to heavier showers this morning. tomorrow generally light and in they drizzle or mist. same idea for the pats' g a washout either. in fact, in general tomorrow should be a little better than what's out there today. already many of us getting half, some cases two-thirds, almost three-quarters of an inch of rain just since midnight, and we've got more out there right now. so far some of the the heaviest rain has been kind of south of town. we do have the batch of heavier rain moving across billerica at the moment here. almost all the rain kind of inside or east of 495. west of 495. it's spotty.
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heavy rain here in nantucket, but just south of there, things start to break up. so it's not going the rain all day long. we'll gate batch of rain and break in the action. then this batch of rain moves in later today. then another break in the action. then that batch of rain moves in later tonight. all part of a system that's actually centered near ohio, helping to draw up all this moisture from the bahamas. and plenty of it through the weekend. most of the rain will be today. good chance we'll see rain today. could get another half inch to an inch on top of what's fallen. but notice how most of that is in eastern massachusetts west of 495. and it will be spotty at best. most of the rain coming today might add a drop or two tomorrow. but that will be about it. so debating what to do this weekend, tomorrow probably the better of the two weekend days. not expecting any sunshine tomorrow, but that should be better. beyond that, matthew about 400 miles southeast of jamaica. showed you the official forecast from the hurricane center at the top of the hour. now let me show you the computer model. some bend this become toward the
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u.s. east coast. and then some curve it safely out in the atlantic. if it were to impact the northeastern united states, there you see it wouldn't be until this time next week. meantime, temperatures only in the 50s, not going to get much better than that today. might do slightly better for tomorrow, clearing, middle part of the week, stay tuned for friday and beyond. >> nicole: rob, thank you. ahead on "today in new england," what's cooking is hoping to celebrate the jewish new year
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>> nicole: it is jewish new year. rosh hashanah starts tomorrow night, and 7's sarah french has a recipe that will make you jewish new year. it's today's "what's cooking." >> sarah: the sound of the ram's horn will be heard far and wide starting sunday night. that's when the jewish new year,
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>> wake up our soul. >> sarah: the rabbi of chestnut hill is getting ready. >> rosh hashanah literally translates to "head of the year." >> sarah: they'll be welcoming year 5,777. and each year the foods on rosh hashanah are always sweet and abundant, like this holiday bread. >> at rosh hashanah we make halla, the cycle of life, the start of the year. source. >> sarah: so let's get cooking. >> the first thing we do is put in two and a quarter teaspoons of meat and a cup of raw water. >> sarah: let it sit for 15 minutes, then add honey, vegetable oil, egg and kosher salt. >> give that a quick mix. then we can start with our flour. now the flour you have to add a little at a time. >> sarah: and start mixing. >> a little more flour. okay. there we go.
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>> sarah: once fully mixed, set aside and let it rise one and a half hours. >> so we have our dough, an we take it and we start to roll it out. and we're rolling it out into a nice long snake. and then into our halla, lots of yummy raisins for a sweet new year. we're going to just roll it and around and around, tuck the bottom in underneath, and here we have a beautiful halla. >> sarah: let it rise for another 40 minutes. with sugar crumb topping. bake at 375 for 45 minutes, and you're ready for the new year. happy rosh hashanah. >> that is one giant piece of halla right there. >> sarah: and that's what's cooking. i'm sarah french. 7news. >> nicole: a delicious way the start the new year. up next on 7, a wet weekend ahead as we begin the month of october. rob will have one final look at
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and i think stormy will be a perfect way to describe not only this weekend, but what's happening in the tropics, rob. >> rob: stormy pretty much describes everyone inside of 495. those entire areas here. everyone east of 495 waking up to heavier showers. west of 495 cloudy. i expect that to continue through the day. more rain in the eastern part of the state than the western part of the state. some slightly heavier rain poised across cape ann here shortly. another batch leading in. heading toward chatham. just south of there it it will not rain all day. but periods of rain. and if you're debating what to do this weekend, tomorrow probably the better of the two weekend days. temperature-wise, upper 50s, low 60s, that's it. all weekend long, clearing tuesday, not so bad wednesday and thursday. friday and beyond, stay tuned. keep watching matthew. >> nicole: well, that will do it for us on this saturday morning. coverage of the rupprecht -- ryder cup is up next.
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