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jairm me reiner is here with a latest on the storm's track. >> moving west-northwest up toward the bahamas and it will be a rough go later on tonight and through the day tomorrow for the bahamas. category 3 storm. winds at 120 miles per hour. so likely to move over the bahamas, nassau particular, freeport, as a major hurricane, a category 3 hurricane. the number here indicating the category strength. anything higher than a 3 -- 3 or higher, i should say, is considered a major hurricane. you notice the number actually
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peninsula. early in the day on friday, in fact, it's been 10 years since florida has seen a major hurricane. category 3, make landfall in the state, wilma back in 2005, over 10 years, i should say. so this might be something that makes landfall. again, some of the models are indicating that it may try to make landfall near vera beach or titusville sometime on friday, and in any event, even if it doesn't make landfall on friday, it's gonna be a rough day, basically right up and down 95 in fda daytona beach and st. augustine in jacksonville. on the other side tampa as well as fort myers, not anticipating significant weather conditions on that side of the state. so to be basically along and east of interstate 95. from there it parallels the georgia coastline as well as the south carolina coastline and loops back to the south. more of a threat for south carolina as opposed to north carolina, and no threat to new england, back to you guys.
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matthew already causing problems for those preparing to go on vacation. we'll have more on that in the next few minutes. you can keep up to date by using our mobile tablet apps or go to our web site at >> protests at harvard started this morning after workers failed to reach a contract with administrators. some of the dining halls are open today, some are not. >> kelli o'hara has more on what the strikers are demanding. striking outside the cafeterias that they serve at. more than 750 dining hall employees protesting across campus against the university. workers say harvard wants to increase the cost of their healthcare. >> worst thing, enough is enough. >> reporter: the university says healthcare costs across the country are on the rise and they're proposing modest changes. however, workers say the costs are just too much. and the union president says negotiations have stalled. >> harvard is being disingenuous. modest increase isn't going from
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copayment. >> reporter: in a statement to 7news, a spokesperson for the university says, quote, harvard deeply values the contributions of its dining service employees as evidenced by the fact that they've received some of the most generous hourly wages and benefits for food service workers in the region. we have proposed creative solutions to issues presented by the union and hope union representatives will contribute to find creative workable solutions at the negotiation table. they have been unwilling to do so. >> you see hundreds of people still protesting this noon, holding signs, they say they'll be out here picketing. until they are back at the negotiating tail. keli o'hara , a 7news. two motorcycle riders rushed to the hospital after a crash in quincy. the crash happened late last night on liberty street. the rider suffered serious injuries. police are still investigating what caused that crash. we're following more news today. new dash-cam video is released in the trial of a man accused of leaving his 22-month-old son in
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conditions. for the first time we're seeing video of the scene where the boy was first found. >> never before scene dash-cam video showing the moments when police first arrived on the horrific scene, the spot where harris says he found his son cooper dead in the backseat of his car [ >> reporter: police say harris was pacing and on the phone and became argumentative when they approached him. once in cuffs and in a criers, police testified harris was unemotional and complained about the heat. >> the air is all the way up. >> reporter: in opening statements tuesday, harris' attorney defend his reaction. >> we expect that you're gonna hear lots of state's witnesses
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none of them -- none of them knows coping mechanisms for trauma. >> reporter: harris is also addressing accusations of lewd sexual accusations but says it doesn't amount to murder. >> ross' sex life, no matter how perverse and nasty and wrong that we think it is, it doesn't have a thing in the world to do with the fact that that little boy. >> reporter: adding that harris' ex-wife will testify on his behalf. >> the woman who's got every reason in the world to despise his guts, she's gonna speak the truth, she's gonna tell you they got it wrong. >> that's -- >> all right, so the trial could take as long as a month. >> a train derailment in new york city has put two busy train lines out of service. eight train cars derailed in the
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no one was hurt. csx is investigating the incident and amtrak did not say when the two lines will start running again. >> a flight canceled after a passenger's phone started smoking. just before take-off, emergency officials responding after a flight attendant complained of the smoke in the plane's cab un. all 75 crew members were -- and passengers were evacuated safely and there were no reports of any injuries. a major meth bust in st. louis, missouri may go down as one of the largest ever. more than 30 ppl $3 million in drugs and weapons were seized. >> reporter: a drug bust so big, federal agents needed several tables to display what they found at a massive methamphetamine operation in st. louis. >> let's not forget that every drug trafficking organization, they rule and they maintain order by the barrel of a gun. >> reporter: the dea says state and local governments have restricted access to decongestants like sudafed leading to a dramatic decrease
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labs. pat the same time d.a. says meth traffickers are making them in super labs and transporting them right here for wholesale distribution. >> and it makes its way by couriers through parsel services into places like missouri that serve as a central distribution point. >> the network also smuggled cash to california. throughout this investigation the d.a. seized 100 pounds of meth. one kilm weapons and more than a million dollars. while law enforcement celebrate as bust this big, they now turn their focus to competing drug organizations. >> what concerns us i think is who may come in and try to fill that time and space. >> investigators are looking into how the large loads of meth get into the u.s. from mexico. a truck caught on camera breaking down in front of a gas station. take a look here. that truck just rams right into the doors. and it does it several times. then two men get out of the
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police found the empty atm the next day in a drainage ditch. they're hoping the video will help them find the people responsible. and a 9-year-old michigan boy says he was attacked by a knife-wielding clown. justin belter says he was climbing a tree outside of his home in sterling heights when he got down and the clown was standing there. justin says the clough unhad a knife and cut him before running away. police are investigating and justin's mother is standing by her son. >> i was like a lot >> what if you would have had a knife to his throat or something, he could have killed my kid, you know. apparently this ain't the only clown that was in the park today. >> police did say there was a second report involving a clown in the same area. >> 7news turning to an alarming new report, tech giant yahoo accused of secretly spying on millions mails and then handed over the information to the federal government. it's reignited concerns over cyber privacy.
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>> reporter: according to a report from the reuters news agency, yahoo's ceo, marissa mare, decided to obey rather than to fight a u.s. government direct tifer, to have its own -- directive, to have its own computer scan all incoming email messages last year looking for a specific term that had intelligence agencies on the lookout. the company says just this, yahoo is a law abiding company and complies with the laws of the united states. ceo mare said at a tech yahoo does fight some government demands. >> they request it, rereview it, we scrutinize it, we push back on a lot. >> privacy matters. >> reporter: three years ago edward snowden's leaks revealed that the national security agency tapped into email traffic, so its computers could search for specific terms to stop and investigate potential terrorists. but last year yahoo began encrypting itself e-mails making it impossible for the fo. to scan them. reuters say yahoo itself was
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realtime on millions of incoming messages, looking for a term supplied by the government. >> when you take your user data and turn it over to the government, what you're doing of course is exposing your users to criminal investigation. >> reporter: yahoo itself has been scanning user email content for years, looking for terms it can use to tailor ads to individual users. the web site's user policy is explicit, quote, yahoo analyzes and stores content from and outgoing email. >> both google, the world's largest email provider, and microsoft say they've never performed such scams of -- scans of email traffic for the government. twitter says if it ever got such a request, it would take it to court. in the newsroom, i'm sarah french, 7 nuts. ahead here on 7news, a show of unity from the celtics. imr the team locked arms before last night's game. and a whole lot of back and forth, the vice-presidential
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debate stage. who came out on top? and we're continuing to track hurricane matthew after it devastated the island nation of haiti. we'll have the latest on the storm's track as it heads toward the united states. we'll be right back. in new hampshire, maggie hassan cut taxes for small businesses, protected education... created jobs. in washington, what's kelly ayotte done? voted to cut college grants, cut medicare. but kelly ayotte voted to protect tax breaks that's what the koch brothers and big corporate interests wanted. they're spending millions supporting ayotte. kelly ayotte's not working for us. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. red 97! set! red 97! did you say 97? yes. you know, that reminds me of geico's 97% customer satisfaction rating. 97%?
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>> a carnival cruise leaving from bawl destined for caicos had to cancel because of the storm. instead stuck in new york and hoping for a refund. >> reporter: a dream vacation aboard the carnival prized cruise ship quickly turning into a nightmare. >> it's not the experience i signed up for. >> reporter: late saturday night passengers received this email just hours before they were supposed to set sail from baltimore, maryland to the bahamas, stating their cruise would be rerouted to new york city and that new brunswick canada because of hurricane matthew, leaving guests scrambling.
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walking around new york city in my husband's shoes with toilet paper stuffed in the toys. >> reporter: but when the ship docked tuesday, passengers prosecute told they would remain docked here on the hudson before slowly heading back to baltimore on wednesday evening because of matthew. >> many demanding to know why they're not getting back sooner. >> if they're really concerned about our lives and the danger of the storm, we should be heading back soon. >> reporter: a carnival cruiseline spokesman says they need to enter area ahead of the heaviest conditions and taking a prudent course of action to keep the ship's out of harm's way and provide the guests with an enjoyable vacation experience. passengers waiting up to two hours in customer service lines for information and say so far this has been anything but enjoyable. >> we just want to go home at this point. there's nothing they could do to make this cruise, if you want to call it a cruise, better. >> i love new york. it's a beautiful city, but i didn't pay $3,000 to sit in a
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>> passengers on the cruise are receiving a $250 ship board credit and a 50% future cruise discount. hurricane matthew's latest training next and your holiday weekend forecast, as well. ahead here on 7news at 5:00, tb-12 back on the practice field today with the focus now on cleveland. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. we guarantee to make switching easier. we'll show up on time. you're right on time. as promised, to install fios and set up the wi-fi that janet, jamie, jenny, jemma and jasmine need on their birthday. thank you. for all their new devices.
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kelly: you know me. 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, strengthen and preserve medicare, and i reached across the aisle to protect access to mammograms. false, negative ads, i'm still the kelly ayotte you know- and i'm still fighting for you. here is hurricane matthew right here moving north-northwest at about 12 miles per hour. the latest from the hurricane center has it maintaining its
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northwest through the bahamas and very close to the florida coastline. this is the brand-new track, the 5:00 update which is a little bit closer now to east coast of florida. perhaps make landfall right around cape canaveral. daytona beach, sometime on midday friday, friday afternoon. and then from there, it does begin to live northeast, holding on to category iv strength. gonna be devastating along i-95, there's no way to get around that with the red line, the track of the storm so close, with 130 mile he kind of chewing up the eastern seaboard here of florida, during the day on friday, and friday evening. from there, it does begin to parallel the georgia and south carolina coastline and then it is going to loop back around to the south and weaken but never make it north of north carolina, so there you go, that's the brand-new forecast track from the hurricane center. awful scenario set up for the east coast of florida. there's no real other way to spin this. the numbers go down from a 4 down to a 1. so it will weaken as it
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coastline and then loop back around. it means new england dodges a bullet. there's no significant weather expected with matthew at anytime. temps at this time, 50s and 60s, boston at 58. worcester at 62. fitchburg at 67. high pressure is across maine, and it's set up to northeast winds. that's why we've got clouds on the cape as well as the south coast. farther west the air is dry back through portions of pennsylvania and new york, and will hold on to that dry weather. tonight, mostly clear, patchy fog. and again as we move down the road, we're thinking a northeast wind keeps the air somewhat moist with clouds. but i think they will break apart as we step through later on this evening and overnight tonight. temps tomorrow, mostly sunny and pleasant. coolest along the coastline. 66 to 72. so it's a nice day tomorrow. friday is another nice day with lots of sunshine, pleasant on friday. femps tomorrow and friday between 71 and 74. topsfield fair going on.
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area running low to mid-70s thursday and friday. on to the holiday weekend, again, high pressure is with us to start on saturday. but there will be clouds on the increase saturday afternoon, from a cool front that moves across pennsylvania and the front sweeps through new england saturday night. some of this moisture right here is actually being drawn out the hurricane but that's all we're gonna do in terms of getting any effects from the hurricane. just look at the spotty shower activity saturday evening. so there's no washout, there's no concern at all of clouds and sunshine. see you in a few minutes. >> thanks so much, jr. we'll get a check of the ride home with matt fitzgerald who has been update. >> a mess north of town. this is the leverett connector on the right-hand side of your screen . on the northbound side, heavy from the o'neill tunnel up to 128. the southbound side is jammed from assembly square all the way into the o'neill tunnel. route 1 north is jammed as you head through saugus this afternoon.
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revere and go most of the way up into lynnfield over on the northbound side of route 1. you're moving well from saugus across the tobin bridge. the expressway is not doing well today, it's over on the right-hand side of your screen crawling from the o'neill tunnel, all the way to the braintree split, over on the northbound side you're heavy from new ponce the circle -- the ponchartrain circle -- new ponce the circle and then 94, 24, route 3 not bad. i'm matt fitzgerald, celtics showing their strength in numbers. what they did before last
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the truth is question 2 will give parents more choices and result in more funding for public education. please vote yes on question 2. for stronger public schools. the celt tissues offering a show of unity before last night's preseason game. >> that's right, players and coaches crossed their arms and banner played. ? [ music ] ? ? what so proudly we have ? >> so professional athletes have been protesting the national anthem since 49ers quarterback collin kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem in august. >> we ask that you join us... >> promoting unity, progress... >> and love, let's all do our part and let's all accept this challenge. >> let's all come together. >> we are in this together.
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video online in which the players call for everyone to unite in the face of social unrest. well, we have much more to come here in the next 90 minutes, everyone. i'm jadiann thompson. >> and i'm ryan shultses identities. 7news at 5:00 starts right now. >> reporter: in the danger zone, several states bracing for a massive hurricane. >> the datest forecast track for hour matthew. >> reporter: we'll check the damage left behind in haiti as the storm barrels toward the several students diagnosed with a dangerous infection, a clean-up operation now underway at a school in westford. depriving eventual danger, a biker commit killed in a collision with a tractor/trailer in cambridge. and look who's back. tom brady calling the shots at practice today, the team talking about the qb's return.
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a powerful storm on the move. >> if you don't get out in time, you might actually get stuck. >> reporter: devastation and destruction left behind. the u.s. now bracing for impact. >> we want to you prepare for a direct hit. >> reporter: we're tracking hurricane matthew. >> up and down the atlantic seaboard, coastal residents are getting ready. >> many being urged to get out of the danger zone. matthew storming out of haiti. check out what the hurricane left behind there, water rushing into streets, debris piled high but the storm is changing course while florida and the carolinas could see the effects. new england no longer in matthew's sights right now. the new advisory is out. let get over to our chief meteorologist jeremy reiner. >> and ryan, matthew is moving through the bahamas, again, coming out of cuba last night, going through a little bit of restructuring right here. notice the warm colors indicating -- that's the tropical thunderstorm activitied exploding, and so there may be what we call eye wall replacement going on where the center of the storm actually
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winds right now, this is is the 5:00 update, no change from the mid afternoon update, 120 miles per hour, moving northwest at 12 miles per hour. category 3 storm, and we'll maintain that intensity overnight tonight through tomorrow morning moving through the bahamas, right over nassau most likely during the day tomorrow, and approach florida late tomorrow night, around midnight tomorrow night through friday morning. and it does intensify. and this is not a good scenario for the east coast of florida. basically miami up through so corridor, all the cities and towns gonna be under the gun for several hours on friday with incredible wind. winds around 130, 125 miles per hour, just offshore, as well as very heavy rain. and then it does begin to curve northeast, head toward the south carolina coastline and then loops back south. you see this looping back south, so it never gets north of north carolina. new england is out of the threat and likely will stay out of the threat for the duration of the storm. we'll talk more about your forecast in a few minutes. right now we're talking about the devastation in southern haiti.


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