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spreading. >> christa: and see the dramatic ending to a police chase on the back roads of a new hampshire community. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism we begin with hurricane matthew. more than one million people in florida are being urged to leave their homes this morning as matthew makes his way toward the state. thanks for joining us on this thursday morning, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. florida is one of four states under state of emergency as we speak. searching for higher ground. gas stations are packed as people scramble to fuel up. a new advisory just came out in the past few minutes. chris, tell us more? >> chris: winds 125mph. it has picked up strength. it looks better on the satellite picture. in the last few frames you can see the eye-popping back out as it traverses some of the islands in the bahamas. it may go just to the east of nassau here in the bahamas in
powerful, very dangerous storm with deepening pressure as it does approach the coastline of florida. so wouldn't be surprised to see it pick up some more strength and once again become a category four hurricane. that's the forecast from the national hurricane center later tonight into tomorrow as it does close in on the florida coastline and then does that loop off shore off the carolina coastline as high pressure to the north suppresses it to the south. biggest concern along the florida coastline, obviously the hurricane force winds anywher gets closer and closer here. you can see later on today, this evening, winds approaching hurricane force in west palm beach and likely seeing that continuing up the coast overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. so a very dangerous storm, perhaps very damaging storm along the east coast of florida. meantime, back here, i don't expect a whole lot out of it. we may catch some rain showers. there's a little tropical moisture that's pulled up out ahead of a front later saturday afternoon into saturday night,
more on that local forecast ahead. >> christa: chris, thank you. it's been two days since hurricane matthew hit haiti. the weather coming down a bit, giving local authorities and aid workers a chance to survey all of this damage. so in just one small town, officials estimate that 3,000 homes have been destroyed and hundreds of thousands of people are still in need of assistance there. this already-powerful storm reintensified overnight as it creeps toward the bahamas. so forecasters are warning of devastating impacts from wind and flooding, as well. >> sarah: an we'll have much more on matthew coming up. first a check of the roads this morning with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. things nice and quiet to start the morning. here's a look at the zakim bridge and leverett connector. 93 and route 1, watching some work crews out there. they'll wrap things up as we head into the 5:00 hour. no issues so far. braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, just about
of town on the pike this morning. route 2 and 3 all green. no issues there. let's check your drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. we're backtracking hurricane matthew for you today. florida and the c this powerful storm threatening millions who live along the coast. families have been told to get out, evacuate while they still can. officials turning all lanes of traffic to head away from the areas expected to see the worst damage. and grocery store shelves are emmy. people are stocking up on hardware supplies. >> sarah: officials reminding everyone that time is running out to prepare. nancy chen has more. >> nancy: christa, good morning to you. as the storm moves closer to the united states, people in the caribbean are starting to clean
damage in jamaica, cuba and haiti. families fight to cross a raging river. this woman almost swept away by the water after a key bridge collapsed in southern haiti. the bridge about two hours east of port-au-prince is a lifeline for southwest haiti, cutting loved ones off from each other as well as food and supplies they so desperately need. >> we're very concerned that people will be dying because they can't get to us. >> nancy: in the caribbean, more than two dozen people have died and hurricane matthew now has its sights set on the southeastern coast of the united states. >> it's a little scary. >> nancy: inland it's a race to hunker down. on freeway, ferries and flight, it's a rush to evacuate. this family leaving central florida. >> our concern isn't so much the storms as the aftereffects of the storm. is there going to be power? is there going to be a house? >> nancy: florida could face its biggest evacuation ever. store shelves have been
out of fuel. >> no more gas around here. >> if matthew directedly impacts florida, there will be massive destruction we haven't seen in years. >> nancy: in south carolina, more than a quarter million people have moved inland. the president is watching the storm with fema. >> if you get an evacuation recorder, just remember, you can always rebuild, you can always repair property. you cannot restore a life. >> nancy: south carolina has even brought in hundreds of busses to help evacuate there. in the control 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: hurricane matthew makes its push toward the u.s. track the storm any time at whdh.com and on our mobile and tablet app. >> christa: okay. so the boston red sox starting their playoff push tonight in cleveland. the sox have a winning record against the indians this year, and they're trying to carry that momentum right into the postseason. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio, who is live at fenway with a look at how the team is preparing. good morning to you, nicole.
christa, that's right. when the red sox face the indians during the regular season, they won four out of six game, but the team knows that come october and the postseason, everything starts fresh. the red sox are ready for october baseball, and despite having one of the best records in the american league, the team says now everything starts anew. >> everything's reset. all the stuff you did in the regular season doesn't matter anymore. >> nicole: now it's on the cleveland. the sox taking on the tribe that has some f former players andrew miller and mike napoli as well as former manager terry francona. this series is a showdown that pits the only managers to win the world series with the sox in the last 98 years. >> any time your team advances to this point in the season, it's a special event, largely in part because of what the players have done. it should flavor be about the managers. >> nicole: the red sox hoping their pitching remains consistent. at the forefront, cy young
>> the biggest difference is now you're playing against the best competition. if you don't win these first three games in the series, you're going home. >> nicole: the sox dropped the last five of six during the regular season, but they said basically the entire second half of their season was on the road, so they know it's win or go home. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nicole. 7's trey daerr i cleveland for the big boston sports weekend there. we'll have live reports right here on 7news. >> sarah: happening today, a westwood school is getting scrubbed down. an infection is forcing a deep cleaning. jennifer eagan is live with more on what's making students sick there. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, good morning. four students here at westford academy have been diagnosed with a serious staph infection. the students already had a scheduled day off today. now the school is taking steps
westford academy, said to be thoroughly cleaned after four students were diagnosed with mrsa or another staph infection. >> you hear about it all the time, especially around here, so when it does happen, it's a scary thing. >> definitely concerns me. and i wonder what they're going to do about it. >> jennifer: the school superintendent says extra custodians have been called in to try to disinfect the school today. >> we're focusing on locker rooms anke and gym mats. we're asking students with gym clothing they're transporting back and forth to school the launder those. >> jennifer: the superintendent says it's impossible to know where the bacteria came from. a parent called the school yesterday to confirm their child has mastersa. three more cases popped up. most parents confident the school will properly handle the rash of infection. >> they'll do a good job.
i think it will be fine. >> it's not something that's new to us, but we have to treat it quickly and aggressively to make sure that we eliminate the threat. >> jennifer: and the superintendent says they should have classes tomorrow as planned. we're live in westford this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: new this morning, worcester police are investigating a string of robberies at cvs stores. they believe they're all connected. police say man walked out of a prescription pills wednesday morning after handing the clerk a note saying he had a gun. investigators believe someone with a similar description robbed stores on grafton street and stratford street last month. >> sarah: the man is facing charges after a wild police chase in new hampshire that ended in a dramatic crash. >> get on the ground right now! on the ground! on the ground! >> sarah: officers say a
wednesday morning. according to police, he refused to stop and eventually lost control of the car. the vehicle flipped over and crashed. the entire thing was caught on dash cam video. >> why did you run? >> i can't speak right now. sorry. >> where were you drinking? >> thank you. >> sarah: investigators say the man was drunk at the time. he's facing numerous charges including d.u.i. and reckless operation of a vehicle. >> christa: it's 5:10 on this thursday. still ahead, a little boy opening up about a terrifying wake-up call when this car comes crashing into his home. >> sarah: plus a marine with a special message for the team of doctors from boston who gave him a new lease on life. >> christa: and, of course, we're tackling this major hurricane, hurricane matthew. really the calm before the storm in parts of the southeastern u.s. but millions of people are on the move before it strikes. we're going to go live to
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>> sarah: 5:14 right now. we continue tracking hurricane matthew. the powerful storm is forcing a popular south florida airport to shut its doors. fort hollywood international will suspend all flights this morning. >> christa: in miami this is a race against the storm. a lot of pe get their boats out of the water before the hurricane hits, and the coast guard also preparing for the worst. live to miami beach. how are things there? looks pretty calm right now. >> reporter: good morning. it is very calm. i have to say, myrtle beach -- miami beach is normally not this calm. normally you see people at this hour out and about. when we were driving here, people were out, we're talking about business owners, as early as 4:00 a.m., still boarding up
flooding is also a major concern here, so crews have been working around the clock to make sure that all the pumps are working. some of the beaches were closed yesterday. take a look. wednesday night looking a little different than usual on ocean drive in miami beach. businesses preparing before hurricane matthew. tables being taken away, awnings closed. myrtlemi the beaches. as beach chairs are hauled away, shutters going up, tourists flocking mostly empty streets. >> i'm glad they're table the tables out, because if there is a storm, it's going to affect everyone. >> reporter: over on washington avenue, they put up the shutters on this burger king and parking garages are open free of charge for residents the leave their cars there. the big concern, though, is always flooding. the city of miami beach has
raising streets. >> when we get a surge, these pump stations will not be affected. but as soon as that surge is over, they will be dewatering the neighborhood. so we'll see the return of the neighborhood much quicker. >> we expect to have flooding, but the pumps and raised roads we have put together, we hope the water will leave very fast. >> reporter: ahead of hurricane matthew, portable generators are brought in to make sure the pumping stations suck in all this excess water. >> we have that dbl we'll have our pump systems working, clean our drains, make sure the water drains quickly. we ask people to be patient. >> reporter: sandbags have been placed in front of several businesses. late into wednesday evening, businesses continue to board up. tourists in miami beach saying they had to cut their vacation short. >> these folks have an investment. they have to think of that.
caf?s did close at 8:00 p.m. in miami beach last night. everyone keeping a close eye on this storm. we haven't gotten any rain yet. winds are expected to pick up. we are expecting the first round of rain after 8:00 a.m. >> christa: thank you and stay safe. it's been so long since we've seen a hurricane of this strength here hit the u.s. >> sarah: and, chris, you were saying it's all about the actle that this is going to >> chris: the angle and if the eye can itself make it on shore or best-case scenario here, you know, if this could stay the eye 30 or 40 or 50 miles off shore, then you would miss the worst devastating damage along the east coast of florida. however, the forecast for the national hurricane center has us coming dangerously close to the east coast, anywhere close to west palm beach, points north. there is no question about it. even if this is a little wiggle room in this track off to the
hurricane-force winds off the coastline. it's a matter of do you push those winds exceeding 100mph on to the coast liven when you do that, you have a higher storm surge along the coastline, as well. this is why they're prepping down in florida. this is why they've evacuated many towns and cities along the coastline. we've been talking about over a million people moving there. look what happens as we get into the forecast. this thing hooks around. the high pressure to the north basically says, no, you're not coming behind north of the carolinas. you're going to stay there and maybe push your f the south. this forecast here is from the national hurricane center where you see the red shading area. this is where we're expecting winds of at least hurricane force. you can essentially see that coming ashore late today, tonight, early tomorrow morning across west palm beach and then working your way up the coastline. now, that's a large area of 74-plus miles per hour winds. when you start talking 130s and 140s, it will tend to be on the eastern side, the eastern
can you back this in enough to force those 100-plus miles per hour winds on shore? it's too close to take any chance along the florida coastline, especially up near the space coast. that's why so much preparation has been done here. then this kicks out and weakens off to the north and east and then florida should calm down here later tomorrow into tomorrow night. storm surge. the worst storm surge is close to the eye and then on the eastern side. so you're not going to deal with a lot of additional water coming in down near m long as that eye stays to the north. 3 to 5-foot surges north of miami getting close to fort pierce and then points north here up through the space coast and through dayter beach up into jacksonville likely seeing five to eight-foot storm surges. that's the ocean water level. that's eight-foot winds. that's the level of the ocean rising and pushing in. so it's like a five to eight-foot wall of water coming on shore and moving inland. in the meantime, we talked about that area of the high pressure basically blocking everything to
there may be a little bit of tropical moisture that gets pulled in here for some showers saturday afternoon, saturday night. many towns less than a half inch, although there may be some overachieves into southeastern mass and we could get a thin, narrow band hoff evidencier precipitation working in. otherwise the weekend looks good for the holiday weekend. we won't see too many impacts from this. it is cool out there. frosty start for a few towns. not out of the realm of possibility. temperatures lower to middle 30s. st is quiet aside from some of those showers on saturday afternoon, saturday night. guys? ism doctors at brigham and women's hospital have performed a medical miracle for a former marine who was severely injured while serving overseas. sergeant john peck received a double arm transplant in august. he lost both arms and legs after stepping on an improvised explosive in afghanistan in 2010. the rare 14-hour operation has only been done three times
anonymous donor who is able to provide him with a life-chaining gift. >> your loved one's deaths will not be for nothing. every day that i look down at my arms, i will drive on through the pain, andly never give up. i will remember his selflessness and his gift until the day i die. >> sarah: oh. peck was recently able to use his new arms to propose to his girlfriend. what an incredible story of the donor is and you can hear that story and how, you know, the families come together. >> christa: so many layers to it. it's on a medical basis, how amazing the work they do there? all right. is up next, 5:21. it looks like tom brady is ready to go for sunday, his first day of the practice field since the end of his suspension. >> sarah: and clown concerns spreading across massachusetts. police say it's no laughing matter. the serious struggle some
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>> christa: brady is back. he was back at the practice field at gillette stadium. it's first time he's been in an official prac sis since he began serving that four-game suspension. >> sarah: while fans excited, you can bet brady's teammates are pumped, as well, as they get ready to take on the browns. brady set to make his season debut. some of the players admit they're glad to see number 12 back on the field. >> it's always exciting. he's our leader of our offense. he's a great player. and it's exciting to get t.b. back. >> he looks good.
>> sarah: the patriots have not officially activated brady yet, but the team can wait until saturday to make that roster move. >> christa: playing cleveland this week. >> sarah: my husband is a huge cleveland browns fan. he's from ohio. >> christa: oh. don't want to be at your house this weekend. >> sarah: up next at 5:30, a race to the rescue on the cape. two serious crash. how crews were able to help them escape. >> christa: samsung feeling the heat after a smoking galaxy note 7 phone triggers a plane evacuation. this was a phone that was already replaced. so what's the deal? we'll let you know. >> sarah: and we're tracking hurricane matthew as the storm moves closer to the u.s. here's a live look at miami where rain is expected to fall in the coming hour.
>> sarah: now at 5:30, a little boy talking about his terrifying encounter when a car crashes through his bedroom as he was sleeping. >> christa: and money trouble. who the mbta is turning to for help handling the agency's cash collection operation. >> sarah: and full steam ahead in boston. the landmark steaming kettle sign is returning to government center. >> this is 7news "today in new england." 5:30 on the dot on this thursday. thanks for waking up with us. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. we're tracking hurricane matthew right now. people along the southeastern u.s. are stocking up. florida governor rick scott warning families that time is running out the get ready or better yet get going. so let's get the very latest on the storm's path now with meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: showing up on the radar, you can see the eye a couple hundred miles east-southeast of miami.
southeast coast of florida as this hurricane continues its journey through the bahamas and getting ever so close to the state of florida. hurricane warnings have been expanded, not only through the bahamas but now through portions of south florida all up the 95 stretch. you essentially go north of miami up through west palm beach, and then all the way up through jacksonville and into savannah, georgia, a hurricane warning in effect. tropical storm watches and yellows for the west coast. a lot of folks evacuated from the east coast coast to get away from the most formidable part of this storm. it's right where that eye makes landfall where you get that worst weather. this is going to be a close call along that east coast, along that 95 stretch of the eye of this hurricane. look at the power. winds 125mph now. hurricane forecast, hurricane center forecasting this to go to 145. very close to landfall near the space coast of florida. then it hooks around. we're not going to be dealing with it here in new england,
new england and provide us some showers late saturday, saturday evening. meantime, nice day ahead of us today after a cool start. more on the forecast ahead. >> christa: right now turning it over the danielle gersh. what's the traffic situation? >> danielle: we're watching our first accident of the morning and another one just cleared. here's the expressway. still only ten minutes from braintree to boston. so not bad there. but let's go to the maps because on route 24 in brockton, southbound actually at exit 18, that's where we're watching an accident. n and it is southbound, so some good news there. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike this morning. route 2 and 3 looking fine. this is the crash that just cleared on 495 northbound at route 110. it was causing a little bit of back-up there as you can see. heading into town on 93 and route 1, no issues. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes this morning.
running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the bay's top stories. the red sox begin their playoff run today in cleveland. boston and cleveland will play game one in the american division league series tonight. the game is set to start just after 8:00. rick porcello will get the start for the sox. boston will run four of the six regular season meetings against the indians this year. officials at westford academy are warning parents after a health scare at the high school. the school says four people have been diagnosed with mrsa and staph ct football team. officials say they are disinfecting several parts of the building. man is facing charges after a wild police chase in new hampshire that ended in a dramatic crash. officers say 22-year-old justin soeum was traveling about 80mph in pelham early wednesday morning. according to police, he refused to stop and eventually lost control of the car in linden. the vehicle flipped over and crashed. police say soeum was drunk at the time.
like when a car suddenly crashed into his bedroom in the middle of the night. he was trapped underneath this car here, but amazingly he wasn't hurt. and now he's talking about this close call. so let's go to 7's nancy chen for more. >> nancy: very scary situation for that little boy. the crash has now forced a father and son from their home. the little boy now talking about his near-death experience when a car clamed clash slammed into his room. this is the bedroom ten-year-old boy was sound asleep in when a car ran through the wall and hit him in his bunk bed. >> i just opened my eyes. i don't know what's happening. i don't know what happened. >> nancy: he was lodged underneath the car and gas was leaking on him. >> it felt scary, not safe, and i panicked. my heart was going fast. >> nancy: it was about 1:30 wednesday morning. and the boy's father, a cab driver, just got home from work and got down on his knees in the
a bomb. >> a limb fell on the man. he ran into his son's room and tried to get his son out from under the car. >> he was screaming. >> nancy: he was relieved he was able that free his son, but he says crashes are all too common on this strip of road in revere. he claims three happened in recent weeks. unable to stay in their apartment, they packed up. the little boy says h hero who made sure he could walk away unharmed. >> i know he's always there for me, and i know the second he heard one rumble against the wall, he would swoop in before any collapsed and pull me out. >> nancy: father's love right there. no charges have been file against the driver. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, two people walking away with barely a scratch after their
kayaks and other gear. the accident happened at the intersection of main street and high school road. firefighters had to cut out one of the s.u.v.'s windows to free the couple. >> christa: and two men are facing a judge after they were allegedly involved in a wild shootout with police in roslindale that we told you about this week. prosecutors say luis colon and eric rosado-gonzalez tried to rob undercover state troopers during a weapons deal by threatening them at gunpoint. they say colon started shooping when the troopers swe badges. according to investigators, rosado-gonzalez took off from the scene, leading to massive manhunt through roslindale. one officers was taken to the hospital after the shootout with minor injuries. now both men are charged with assault with intent to murder. >> sarah: new this morning, the department of transportation wants to store driver's speed data from electronic tolls for 30 days. according to the "herald," transportation officials want to
all-electronic toll system on october 28th. the mbta is hoping to hire a private company to oversee its money collection process. officials are expected to make a recommendation for a five-year worth near $20 million. a review earlier this year found numerous security issues the money counting facility. >> christa: the golden steaming kettle set to make its return to the government center area today. crews took it down in may in order to repair it. they removed dents from this 227-pound kettle. wow. it used to serve as a landmark for the steaming kettle coffee shop. and a starbucks sits under the celt. >> that's my favorite landmark. >> christa: i love that thing.
used to be there when they lived here. he loved that steaming kettle diner. >> christa: i bet they kissed underneath it a few times. i'm sorry. >> sarah: maybe so. still ahead on 7news, he's accused of stealing secrets. how an n.s.a. contractor is believed to have made off with top-secret documents. >> christa:
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the person in the car that had to take over the controls and make a u-turn to get the car going in the right direction doing okay today. >> sarah: get this, frozen yogurt can now be delivered by drone to some college students in michigan. >> christa: okay. >> sarah: originally frozen yogurt was conducting a pilot program with the drone delivery to students at hope college. it took 15 minutes for the drone to make its deliveries on thursday. can we get that at my house? because i am obsessed with frozen yogurt. >> christa: or here in the studio. >> sarah: sounds good. >> christa: 5:42. coming up we have know and go with a smoky scare on a southwest flight and a samsung phone is being blamed for it. what the owner says, this is one of the company's replacements here. >> sarah: plus the hefty price tag needed to clean up this mess left on a lawrence high school field after a weekend festival. >> christa: and we'll also
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>> chris: it is. temperatures in the 30s in a lot of the suburbs. 50 in boston. we're still tracking matthew down through the bahamas. hurricane warnings closer to the bahamas and now up the east coast of florida north of miami all the way through jacksonville into southeastern georgia. it's that 95 stretch down into florida that will bear the bankrupt of this hurricane moving on shore, especially from west impeach points north up through the space coast, approaching as a category four hurricane tonight across southeastern florida and then that moves its way up the space coast and out to the east and then to the southeast. essentially what's happening over the weekend and into early next week, a big area of the high pressure is building in and blocking the storm from coming up the coast. hurricane force wind is extending many miles out from the eye here by about 45 miles, and this will put hurricane force wind close to west palm beach by this evening, and that's going to work its way up the coastline overnight tonight and through the day tomorrow,
as it starts the make that turn, we should start to see it weekend. the question for us, not whether we get a big amount of wind, i think that stays well west of us, but how much moisture gets pulled up ahead of this system and interacts with the front. that could bring us some showers saturday afternoon and saturday night. there could even be a brief period of the heavier rain saturday night across southeastern mass. then as the front pushes off to the east here, we should dry it out on sun a so i think for many of us we have a nice weekend ahead of us for the most part without a brief period of rain that we'll see here as we get into saturday afternoon and saturday night. again, most towns less than half inch. if there is one spot, you may have to watch that across southeastern mass. look at the cool start this morning. temperatures mid-30s as christa was mentioning. 50 in boston now. visibility reduced somewhat in some towns. you've had some patchy fog. that burns off.
enjoyable day. a couple degrees either side of 70. mid-70s tomorrow. weekend forecast all in all looking okay here across new england aside from some of that rain working in saturday afternoon, saturday night. we could use all the rain we get. we're not going to find much more on the seven-day forecast. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. here's a look at the left lane. things starting to slow down. starting to see t we're watching an accident south of town in brockton. but it's southbound. so that's the good news. it's at exit 18. but northbound things are slowing down on route 24 there. people slow down the see what's going on there. the pike no issues heading in or out of town. route 2 and 3 looking fine. 93 slowing down around 495, but for the most part looking good heading into boston and problem free on route 1 this morning. let's check those drive times if
14 minutes on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. this morning the "t" running on schedule. if you're taking the haverhill line on the commuter rail, that's where we're seeing some delays. back to you guys. >> christa: right now we're tracking hurricane matthew. florida and the carolinas now bracing for impact. this powerful storm is threatening millions of people who live along the coast, and families are being told to get out, evacuate while they still. can officials are making the call. they're turning all lanes of traffic to head away from the damage. we know that gas is in short supply in some areas, grocery store shelves are emmy and people are stocking up on hardware, as well. >> sarah: officials reminding everyone that time is running out to prepare. let's send it over to 7's nancy chen now. she joins us with the very latest. >> nancy: sarah, nearly two million people are under veriuation orders in the united states. florida could face its largest evacuation ever with gas stations running out of fuel. in south carolina, more than a quarter milon people also moving inland. matthew is hammering the bahamas
states prepares for its impact, people in the caribbean are starting to clean up. more than two dozen people have died. that number is expected to rise, and people in parts of haiti are now struggling. that's because the storm took out the bridge, connecting the capital to the southern peninsula. it's making delivering food and supplies to that area impossible. as a result, people are trying to crossroads and rivers on foot. now matthew was downgraded to a category thr could strengthen back up as chris mentioned as it moves inland. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a big mess at lawrence high school turning into a big bill for the city council. the mayor of lawrence says it will cost $875,000 to replace this track damaged during the weekend brazilian festival. the field was damaged beyond repair. the request has been sent to a committee for review. >> sarah: also on 7 right now,
bail after a deadly shooting. man was in court yesterday in connection with the murder of a 30-year-old lawrence man. officials say it happened tuesday on boxford street. isaiah is expected back in court in november. a deadly collision between a bike and a tractor-trailer under investigation in cambridge. the busy porter square neighborhood is taped off for hours after a man riding his bike was hit yesterday morning. people who live there say it's a very >> there's traffic a lot here and also with the bicyclists, they don't follow rules, same with drivers, too. it's pretty dangerous over here. >> sarah: investigators are still looking into what caused the crash. >> christa: well, we have new details now about owen labrie's sexual assault case. labrie is calling for a new trial, saying he didn't receive effective legal representation when he was convicted. he's back in court in concord,
labrie was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at st. paul's school in concord. he was sentenced to a year in prison but is out on bail as he makes this appeal. testimony from witnesses up for debate before aaron hernandez's double-murder trial here in boston on wednesday. attorneys for the former pats' tight end asked a judge to keep the jury from hearing descriptions of the shooter from two witnesses who were inside a car that was shot up in boston's south end. jose baez claims the descriptionsm prosecutors, though, oppose that request. hernandez is accused of killing daniel de abreu and sofia furtado in the south end in 2012. the trial is set to begin in february. hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the murder of odin lloyd. >> sarah: we're following more news today. teens in a pair of towns are facing charges after police say they participated in the recent scary clown trend. a fresh at methuen high wore a
gun. in rehoboth, investigators say a 17-year-old made threats against dighton rehoboth regional high online on tuesday in response to the recent clown stories, as well. the author of "it" says the issue is getting out of control. stephen king posted this message on twitter thursday. he wrote, "hey, guys, time to cool the clown hysteria. most of them are good, cheer up the kiddies and make people laugh." >> christa: election countdown. it is 32 days libertarian candidate and former massachusetts governor bill weld will be holding a rally in worcester today. he'll be campaigning solo. after the rally, weld will also visit new hampshire and maine, as well. and the candidates for governor of new hampshire facing off in a debate. republican chris sununu eight
another heated topic,, too the presidential race. >> one of the differences between her and donald trump is she admits she has made mistakes but i know for a fact who i feel more comfortable with with their hand on the nuclear trigger. donald trump would be disaster, a dangerous disaster for our country. >> i've endorsed donald trump for a variety of reasons. number one, frankly i don't trust what hillary clinton would bring to the table, her record on national security is deplorable. what happened in benghazi was tele foundation and the e-mails, we can go on and on and on. >> christa: and would trump be an excellent president? >> i guess we'll find out in three months. >> hopefully not. >> christa: the candidates also talked about new hampshire's opioid problem and stricter background checks for gun owners. >> sarah: right now former n.s.a. contractor is in custody after he allegedly toll documents from the agency. investigators say 51-year-old harold thomas martin took
officials say they discovered the theft in mid-august when a group called "shadow brokers" offered n.s.a. secrets for $500 million. >> christa: more phone problems for samsung after another galaxy note 7 catches fire on a plane in kentucky. this issue was with a replacement phone. everybody on board was evacuated. smoke filled up the plane. samsung says it's investigating what happened. >> sarah: the red sox begin their playoff push today. for postseason game, you should expect the pay up. >> sarah: fenway is not expected to be home to the highest prices for the division sear voice, if you can believe it, not even cleese. according to ticket i.q., the cubs own the highest online average price by a wide margin. the average ticket sells for more than $920. of course, the cubs haven't won the world series since 1908. that may be part of the factor. reasontoronto is second with tit prices at $432.
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a superbug. what's being done today to keep it from spreading. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's 6:00 a.m. this morning we're tracking hurricane matthew, a dangerous category three with sustained winds of 125mph. right now it's hitting the central bahamas and forecasters expect matthew to strengthen as it approaches the coast of florida. this hurricane, this is major because this could be the strongest to hit the u.s. in more than a decade. >> sarah: millions o of the storm. people in florida and south carolina are boarding up, stocking up, and moving out. in some cases they are running low on food and gas. so for the very latest on its path, let's get right to meteorologist chris lambert? >> chris: sarah, you see the radar composite here. some of the outer bands approaching that southeastern coast of florida as it turns close to nassau in the bahamas as we speak. the movement is off to the northwest at 12mph.
hurricane center saying this approaches florida as a category four sustained winds of 145mph. overnight tonight and through tomorrow morning as it spreads very close to the east coast of florida and, yes, it's all a difference in the world in terms of how much damage they see whether this track goes 30 miles to the east or 30 miles to the west, and you can bring those strongest winds further off to the west as well as a greater storm surge along that 95 corridor up andn coast. so it's no wonder folks have been evacuated and preparing for the worst down across the east coast of florida. this then does a little bit of a hook here and stays well south of new england as we do get into the weekend. so we may catch a little with it of tropical moisture getting pulled in to provide showers late saturday, saturday night, otherwise we're not expecting much impact from matthew as you go through the holiday weekend. good news for us, it's a cool start this morning. temperatures in the mid-30s, but we approach 70 this afternoon with sunshine, more on
>> christa: chris, thank you. the death toll from hurricane matthew, as for the damage in haiti, the united nations is calling this the worst humanitarian crisis in that country since a devastating earthquake hit six years ago. the main bridge connecting the capital to the southern peninsula has collapsed. families fighting to cross this raging river and this river you see here almost swept away by all after that water. much more on this situation in matthew in just a mom as we come up on 6:02 on this thursday, we want to get you up to speed. >> chris: things starting to look busier on the roads. there's the leverett connector and zakim bridge this morning. let's go to the maps. we're not watching any major accidents out there. route 1, 93, you're in good shape. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, starting to see that stop-and-go traffic, and it's about 23 minutes right there. and then south of town in brockton, we're watching a crash southbound on route 24 and exit
things down northbound, too, so heading up to 128 through brockton, that's where things are really slow this morning. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. routes 2 and 3 no issues this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 23 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge. 13 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, >> sarah: people from florida to the carolinas forced out of their homes due to hurricane matthew. >> christa: officials making the call. they're turning all lanes of traffic to head away from the danger zone. live to neal -- fort lauderdale beach. 7's omar lewis is there for us this morning. >> reporter: good morning. the last time south florida south a major hurricane like this, it was nearly 11 years ago this month.
folks remember that day, and they are not taking any chances here. this morning live on fort lauderdale beach, the wind is really putting up, and you can really feel it here. you can see our anemometer going up by the second at 18mph right now. and let's take you to the video from how things are going across south florida this morning. the gas lines are long. the grocery store shelves are empty and residents who live in flood-prone areas are stocking up on items like sandbags. cities giving thousands of free bags. in fort lauderdale, miami and the surrounding areas as well, both today and tomorrow, the bad news is that a hurricane is expected to strengthen yet again today as it crawls toward us here in florida. let's take a listen to governor rick scott as he explains how intense this situation is. >> the hurricane warnings and watches along the entire east coast of our state, tropical
to florida's gulf coast. it's the first time with this hurricane. this is serious. >> reporter: more than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes, and this morning at fort lauderdale airport, we know that they will close down around 10:30 a.m. as for miami, this is expected to have more than 250 delayings. this morning we're live in fort lauderdale. omar lewis, 7news. hurricane matthew makes its push toward the u.s. track the storm any time at whdh.com, and on our mobile and tablet apps. >> christa: happening today, crews should be scrubbing westford academy after an infectious outbreak. several students there have been diagnosed with mrsa. head out live to westford for the latest. jennifer eagan is there for us this morning. 's. >> jennifer: christa, good morning. students had a scheduled day off today. now the school is taking steps
wesford academy set to be cleaned after four students were diagnosed with mrsa or a serious staph infection. >> you don't hear about it all the time, especially around hereo it's a scary thing. >> definitely concerns me. and i wonder what they're going to do about it. >> jennifer: the school superintendent says extra custodians have been called in to try to disinfect the school today. >> we're focusing on locker rooms an locker room students and gym mats. we're asking students with gym clothing they're transporting back and forth to school the launder those. >> jennifer: the superintendent says it's impossible to know where the bacteria came from. a parent called the school yesterday to confirm their child has mrsa. three more cases popped up. most parents confident the school will properly handle the rash of infection. >> they'll do a good job. they'll clean up. this happened a few years ago.
to us, but we have to treat it quickly and aggressively to make sure that we eliminate the threat and the bacteria does not spread. >> jennifer: and the superintendent says they should have classes tomorrow as planned. we're live in westford this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: man is charged and facing charges after a wild police chase in new hampshire that ended in a dramatic fashion. officers say 22-year-old justin soeu 80mph in pelham wednesday morning. according to police, he refused to stop. but he eventually lost control, his vehicle flipped and crashed in windham. >> get on the ground right now. on the ground. on the ground! >> sarah: soeum surrendered after crashing. police say he because traveling at a speed of 80mph before he lost control of his vehicle. investigators say soeum was
including d.u.i. and reckless operation of a vehicle. >> christa: new this morning, police in worcester are investigating a rash of robberies at cvs stores, and they believe they're all connected. police say man handed the clerk at a cvs on park avenue a note claiming he had a gun and then walked out with prescription pills wednesday morning. investigators also believe someone with a similar description robbed stores on grafton street and stratford street last month. >> sarah: the red sox kick off the playoff push tonight. they're hoping to start off h in cleveland. back with this worst-to-first season began, the sox have a winning record against the indians this year, and they're trying to carry that momentum into the postseason. nicole oliverio is live at fenway with a look at tonight's matchup. >> nicole: that's right, sarah. talking about the regular season, the sox won four out of the six games that they played against the indians, but they know they are a tough team the beat in cleveland. they have to do well on the
the red sox are ready for october baseball and despite having one of the best records in the american league, the team says now everything starts anew. >> everything's reset. all the stuff you did in the regular season doesn't matter anymore. >> nicole: now it's on to clevelandful the sox taking on the tribe that has some familiar faces, like former players andrew miller and mike napoli as well as former manager terry francona. this series is a showdown that pits the only managers to win the world series with the sox in the last 98 years. >> any time your team advances it's a special event, largely in part because of what the players have done. it should never be about the managers. >> nicole: the red sox hoping their pitching remains consistent. at the forefront, cy young contender rick porcello will start game one. >> the biggest difference is now you're playing against the best competition. if you don't win these first three games in the series,
the sox first postseason game since winning the world series back in 2013. that's the latest live from fenway, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: and trey daerr is in cleveland for the big boston sports weekend there. he'll have live reports on the sox in the alds right here on 7news, and we know the pats will be taking business -- they'll be busy there on sunday, as well. >> christa: all roads lead to cleveland. 6:10, still marvel. hear from a marine with a special message for the team of boston doctors who changed his life for the better. >> i didn't know what to do. my dad pulled me out and i ran down the hallway. >> sarah: a little boy talking about a terrifying wake-up call when a car comes crashing into his bedroom. >> christa: we were just mentioning the pats, and it's brady time. t.b. 12 back where he belongs, getting ready for that sunday showdown in cleveland.
>> sarah: welcome back. 6:14 a.m. keeping an eye on hurricane matthew. this track is shifting west, bringing grave concerns along the u.s. east coast. there are veriuation orders in place all along the east coast from florida to the carolinas. it all depends on the angle and how this hit with an impact that it would cause. >> christa: clearly they were saying the most powerful
time. what about the effect on us? >> chris: showers saturday afternoon and saturday night, but for the most part a lot of effects stay well south of us as the trend we've been talking about the last day and a half of the high pressure building in is pressing north of carolina points south. winds 125mph now expecting this to strengthen to a category four as it approaches florida. that was mentioning the angle. if you can keep the eye just off shore, then it's much better for the state of florida, however, if that eye comes on strongest of winds as well as the greatest storm surge. and it will be much more damaging along the east coast of florida along that 95 stretch, essentially from west palm beach points north. so it's so close to call in terms of how damaging this storm is going to be. we're likely going to see damage either way. it's all dependent upon in terms of whether it's extreme or not. if you can get that eye close to the space coast and back it in here, then you're going to drive in the strongest winds, 100 plus miles per hour winds and the
carolina coastline. the reason for, that high pressure building in and suppressing that to the south. there are hurricane warnings all through the bahamas and up through much of the east coast of florida north of miami along that 95 stretch. past the space coast. you get back up into jacksonville, florida, and then close to savannah, georgia. what do we expect out of this? hurricane-force winds approaching florida late this evening and overnight tonight, especially from west palm beach northbound as this goes through right along the coastline. little bit off shore from the eye of the hurricane. these hurricane-force winds extend 45 miles out from the center. i think regardless of the exact track of this, we're talking about those winds. that's going to be in the eastern side of the eyeball. that's where the track is most important to determining where the greatest storm surge and the absolute highest winds would
the north and east and tomorrow night. as i mentioned for us locally. we have moisture pulling up along the front. it could be a low chance that there could be a period of heavier rain saturday night. i think most towns get away with less than half inch of rain. meantime, cool start outside this morning. temperatures in the 30s in the suburbs. near 50 in boston. beautiful afternoon thursday, friday afternoon. most of saturday likely on the dry side. flip side of that front, we cool it we don't have any rainfall to talk about from sunday on into early next week. >> christa: that's so nice. it certainly makes the drive easy during the morning commute. danielle, what's the situation now? >> danielle: it's not as bad as it was yesterday out there. here's a look at the pike. right here things are fine. heading into town on the pike, we're watching a crash. let's go to the maps. it's in weston. that's eastbound on the pike. and it's right by the weston state police barracks. it has traffic backed up to route 30. so you're really slow leading up to that. then as you pass over 128 and
not as bad out there. route 2 and 3 looking fine for the most part. 93 slow and go become to 495. route 1 looking pretty good this morning. braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, about 26 minutes. so dealing with some stop-and-go traffic. we're still watching this accident. this is in brockton. although it's southbound on route 24, and exit 18, it's causing quite a bit of traffic northbound there. route 95 and route 3 not looking too bad this morning. let's take a like at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike. but that's from 128, and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 14 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're getting our first look at the trailer for "patriots day," mark wahlberg's upcoming movie about the boston marathon. >> how many times you run this thing? 23 overall. >> that's impressive.
on the day of the attack. it stars mark wahlberg and john goodman and police commissioner ed davis. patriots' day is set to debut in boston on december 21st. if movie opens nationwide in january. >> christa: doctors at brigham and women's successfully performing a special surgery for a former marine severely injured while serving overseas. sergeant john peck received a double arm transplant back in august. he lost both of his arms and his legs a improvised explosive device in afghanistan in 2010. so this weird 14-hour operation has only been done three times in the past. peck says he's so grateful to the anonymous donor who was able to provide him with this life-changing gift. >> a loved one's death will not be for nothing. every day i look down amy new arms, i will drive on through the pain and i are never give up.
his gift until the day i die. >> christa: peck was recently able to use his new arms to propose to his girlfriend. tear-jerker if i ever saw one there. >> sarah: that's for sure. still ahead, a dramatic rollover rescue on the cape. firefighters racing overnight to free a couple from their crashed car. >> christa: and the mbta's money troubles may be solved. the big-name company it's turning to to handle its cash collection. >> sarah: and we're finally seeing tom brady back on the practice field at gillette. his teammates talking about
>> sarah: 6:23. it's a sight patriots have long seen. brady was back on the practice field on gillette on thursday. it's first time he's been at an official practice since he began serving his four-game suspension. >> christa: fans are so excited. you can bet his teammates are pumped up, as well, as they
browns. brady is set to make his season day brew. they visit the winless cleveland browns and while coach belichick is stressing the importance of focusing on the next game, some of the players admit they're glad to see number 12 back on the field. >> it's always exciting. he's our leader of our offense. he's a great player and it's exciting to get t.b. back. >> it's good. he looks good. he's got great hair, good physique, >> christa: so the pats have not officially activated brady just yet, twu two have waited until saturday to make the roster move. >> sarah: my husband is from ohio. he's a cleveland browns fan, but i give him a hard time because they're not very good. >> christa: this is a house divided. i want to go to your house to watch the game. should be interesting. >> sarah: come on. so if you've been sitting and waiting with brady on your fantasy football bench, now is
thompson and trey daerr have tips in this week's fantasy fixer. >> jadiann: hey, there pats' fans. welcome to fantasy fix. i'm jadiann thompson with trey daerr. i don't know what you're doing. >> trey: i did not lose a belt. tom brady wishes he could look this guide. >> jadiann: we're with you, tray. week five, brady is back. great news for the team. >> trey: this awesome jacket going to bring some mojo to the patriots. not going the need it again julian edelman, rob gronkowski if he gets going, danny amendola, martellus bennett can get going even more now. another guy, chris hogan, a great addition to the patriots. good body down in the red zone. look for him against a bad browns' defense. maybe haul in a red zone touchdown. >> jadiann: another year, another disaster for the browns. no quarterback. >> trey: they're down to rookie cody kessler.
you know bill belichick is going to load the box. they have a good running back, but he'll face eight, nine games -- guys in the box all game long. >> jadiann: the patriots looking to assert themselves. who else do you like? >> the oakland raiders. long time since we've said that. they're the laughingstock of the nfl, but they're really going. derek carr, he has seven yours in two of his last three games. carr this weekend, start him. ism what about that jacket? >> christa: my eyes. they still hurt. well, he's certainly in the spirit. >> sarah: confidenter that's for sure. >> christa: go, pats. 6:26. it's full steam ahead in government center. how the iconic kettle is now making a comeback. ism --. >> sarah: plus measure on
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>> christa: bracing for the impact of hurricane matthew. mass evacuations for millions of americans ahead of this powerful storm. >> sarah: a boy gets pinned underneath a car in his own bedroom. >> oh, my god, what's happening? oh, my god, oh, my god. >> sarah: today he's talking about his close call. >> christa: and an emergency caused by a fiery phone. >> smoke billowing out of my clothes. >> christa: a plane evacuated due a samsung galaxy note 7. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism 6:30 right now. we're tracking hurricane matthew. the storm is still a category 3 storm. it's packing 125mph winds over the bahamas right now. so if it hits directly, this is the biggest storm the u.s. has seen in more than a decade. >> christa: people in florida, georgia, the carolinas, they're on high alert.
urned to evacuate. in florida, this could be the biggest evacuation in that state's history. so for the latest on the path of matthew, here's meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: it's been about 11 years. hurricane wilma back in 2005 crossing south florida. last time a major hurricane hit the united states. it's been a while. this is a major hurricane here, cat 3. winds right now 120mph. you see that shot on the satellite and radar composite of the eye south and east of miami. national hurricane center expects this to be dangely close to the east coast of florida here by tonight and into tomorrow morning as a category four hurricane, and that forecast is right along that 95 stretch along florida and then hooks back off to the east and to the southeast, so with the track like that, the mid atlantic and up here in new england, we're pretty much out of the woods, direct impact with strong winds and big coastal concerns thanks to high pressure building in. in the meantime, temperatures in the 30s in the suburbs, 49 in boston.
nights ahead of us. cool start but nice warm finishes with highs of 70. >> christa: thank you, chris. extreme damage in cuba. baracoa, the island's easternmost city, was leveled. the storm destroyed hundreds of buildings. nearly 380,000 people had to evacuate. now they're just beginning to return to see what's left of their city. so the rest of cuba also feeling the impact here. the storm downing large trees and making traveling some roads impossible. buildings were destroyed. debris littered streets and sidewalks. we'll have much more on matthew coming up including a live report out of florida. but now at 6:32, we'll get the latest on your morning commute with danielle gersh? >> danielle: thanks, christa. sky7 is over route 24 in brockton. we have back-up in both directions. let's go to the maps. the crash we're watching here is actually southbound at exit 18 on route 24.
really bad from this through the brockton area headed up to 128. something to keep in mind, another crash we're watching is eastbound at the pike at the weston state police barracks. the back-up from this is pretty much back to 495 this morning. a little stop-and-go traffic on route 2. route 3 not looking too bad. 93 stop and go from 495 into boston. this morning route 1 stop and go back to 128. and then in town, route 1a northbound at the extra hard and also causing delays. let's take a look at drive times. 23 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 22 minutes this morning. the "t" running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> i just opened my eyes. i don't know what's happening. >> sarah: a rude awakening for a little boy in revere who gets pinned underneath a car that
out from under that car. 7's nancy chen joins us now with his or storien. >> nancy: scary, a scary situation for that boy. that little boy is talking about his near-death experience when a car slammed right into his room. >> this is the bedroom ten-year-old amin was sound asleep in when a car rammed through the wall and hit him in his bunk bed. >> i just opened my eyes. i don't know what's happening. i don't know what happened. >> nancy: amin was lodged underneath the car and gas was leaking on him. >> it felt scary, not safe, and i panicked. my heart was going fast. >> nancy: it was about 1:30 wednesday morning. amin's dad, a cab driver, just got home from work and got down on his knees in the living room the pray. >> all of a sudden i heard like a bomb. >> a lamp fell on amin's dad,
he ran into his son's room and tried to get his son out from under the car. >> he was screaming. >> nancy: he was relieved he was able that free his son, but he says crashes are all too common on this strip of road in revere. he claims three happened in recent weeks. unable to stay in their apartment, they packed up. little amin says his dad is a hero here who made sure he could walk away unharmed. >> i know he's always there for me, and i know the second he heard one rumble against the wall, he would swoop in before anything collapsed and pull me out. >> nancy: a father's love. no charges have been file against the driver. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: two teens in pair of towns are facing charges after they took part in a recent clown craze. a 17-year-old in rehoboth was arrested after police said he made threats against dighton rehoboth regional high.
in methuen, a freshman at methuen heights wore a clown mask to school and pretended his cell phone was a gun. the "globe" is reporting he will be charked with disrupting a school assembly. >> sarah: two men are being held on high bailey, accused of trying to kill police in a shootout in roslindale. prosecutors say luis colon and eric rosado-gonzalez plotted to rob undercover state troopers, one of them holding a gun to a trooper's head. when the badge, that's when they say colon started shooting. rosado-gonzalez then took off from the scene, leading to this massive manhunt through roslindale yesterday. police eventually caught him. both men are charged with assault with with intent to murder. >> christa: and new this morning, two people walking away with not so much as a scratch after their s.u.v. rolls over in hyannis. the s.u.v. was loaded up with kayaks and other gear.
intersection of main street and another road. >> sarah: the mbta is hoping to hire a private company to oversee its money collection process. fireworks are expected to make the decision to hire brinks to its fiscal board later today. they're asking for a five-year agreement worth nearly $20 million. last year the "t" saint it would take steps to fix problems around its so-called money room in charlestown. a review earlier this year found numerous security issues with the facility. >> christa: also new kettle set to make its comeback to the government center area today. crews took it down back in may to repair it. they removed some of the beds from this 227-pound kettle. but it used to serve as a landmark for steaming kettle coffee shops, but now the starbucks that sits underneath the kettle's usual spot. did you miss it? >> sarah: i loved that cute little steaming kettle. >> christa: i'm always in such a hurry i don't notice. i just come out with my latte.
feeling the heat for another fiery phone incident. this one causes an emergency on board an airplane. >> christa: and an n.s.a. contractor arrested for stealing some top-secret documents. >> sarah: and new high-quality cameras capturing a stunning look at volcano flow in hawaii. joe plaia: every three days, someone in new hampshire is killed with a gun. mothers, sons,
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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. iphon 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 and result in more funding for public education. please vote yes on question 2.
>> sarah: 6:41 a.m. a new phone scare for samsung. smoke filling up a southwest airline just before take-off when a phone caught fire. everyone on board was evacuated. the phone's owner says he already swapped out his original phone with battery issue and that this phone was the replacement. samsung says it is investigating the incident. >> christa: a former n.s.a. contractor is now in custody after he allegedly stole documents from the agency. investigators say 61-year-old harold thomas martin took class filed material and then stored the material in his home and in his car. officials discovered the theft in mid-all when a group called
high-def in addition cameras offering stunning video of a volcano. you see kilauea lava splashing over the rocks. this has been happening since 2008. the volcano is no danger to nearby communities. do you remember the video we had back in july of the lava flow into the pacific ocean from kilauea? it was audible. >> sarah: my cousin lives there and i have never >> christa: go in february. >> sarah: there you go. checking it off. up next, things are getting hot, talking about hot, in cleveland. both the pats and red sox are playing there. tonight the sox will face some familiar faces in the start of the playoffs. >> reporter: and four students at a local high school diagnosed with a serious staph infection. the steps the school is taking coming up. >> christa: and hurricane matthew gaining more muscle overnight. forecasters expanding the
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be in the path of this storm. >> sarah: people in florida and south carolina are boarding up, stocking up, trying the move out, and in some places they are running low on food and even gas. so for the latest on this path, let's send it over to meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: sarah, it's moving northwest at 12mph. you can see the outer bands come on shore across miami. the center of the storm, the eye of the hurricane still well off to the south and to the east, but this will approach the florida coastline late today, tonight and tomorrow morning as a caty the national hurricane center here. it's running along the east coast of florida, the georgia coastline and then hooking east-southeast off the south carolina coastline. so this likely to be a very damaging storm along the east coast of florida, especially if the eyeball can make it on shore. if that eye comes on shore, then you have the fiercest winds in the eyeball as well as the greatest surge pushed in toward
so many preparations and evacuations along the east coast of florida. expecting hurricane-force winds by tonight. the coastal west palm beach, boko haram, going to work its way up to the space coast and eventually the northeast coast of florida before it gets kicked off tomorrow night and into saturday. so all eyes will be with those folks down in florida. 49 in boston right now. 30s in the suburbs. it's a cool start for us. it's a beautiful afternoon, low 70s inland. 60s along the coastline. forecast for fenway, sunday. don't expect a lot of impact here on southern new england. could get some showers out of it late saturday afternoon and saturday night. >> sarah: it's 6:47 right now. the death toll from hurricane matthew has risen to 25. new areas of the devastation left behind entire villages wash away. the main bridge connecting the capital to the southern peninsula has collapsed and families are fighting to cross a raging river.
in a moment, but let's send it over to danielle gersh who has a check on the morning commute. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. things are gotten really busy out there. here's the expressway. over half an hour from braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. let's go to the maps. we're also still watching quite a few accidents out there. 24 southbound at exit 18, this crash in brockton has been backing things up on route 24 for a while now. and northbound things are really slow back to 495. eastbound on the pike is at the weston state police barracks, and that has traffic backed up inbound on the pike pretty much back to 495 this morning. another crash here on 128 southbound at exit 31 slowing you down. heading into town on route 93, pretty much stop and go back to 495. route 1 stop and go, as well. and then on route 1a northbound at the callahan tunnel, there's a work crew, and that's causing some back-up there. let's take a look at those drive
26 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike. over half an hour on 93 southbound from 128 into boston. back to you, guys. >> sarah: right now florida under a state of emergency. the give warning that time is running out to get prepared. >> christa: the impact of the storm will be felt in a couple hours. jessica, how are things looking right now. >> well, it's windy morning here on hollywood beach already. really start feeling the impact of hurricane matthew until later this morning here in florida, first in the keys and then on up the east coast. as you mention, a state of emergency in every county in the state of florida. the governor declaring a state of emergency in every county to make sure that all the resources are available in the wake of this storm. right now 1.5 million people are in evacuation zones in florida. some of those are mandatory evacuations. some are voluntary.
voluntary evacuation. people living in low-lying areas and in local homes. carrying outs mandatory evacuations today where the storm is expected to come very close or even make landfall. shelters are open across the state. just everyone is being encouraged. if you don't feel safe or you are, the last couple days here have been hectic as you watched that cone shift back and forth. gas demand. water a hot commodity right now. and the hardware stores have been busy with people boarding up and putting their hurricane shutters up. people are preparing for the storm. and now we wait. reporting live in broward county, florida, 7news. ism an we're getting new video of extreme damage done by hurricane matthew. nancy chen is here now with more on that.
behind a pack of destruction. an entire city in cuba has just been leveled. take a look here. we have new video this morning of that damage. this is baracoa, the island's most eastern city. the storm destroying hundreds of buildings. nearly 380,000 people were evacuated. they are beginning to return to what's left this morning. large trees down. also a traveling down some roads. other buildings were also destroyed. debris littering the streets there, as well as the sidewalks. there have been no immediate reports of death or injuries in cuba itself. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: and stay with 7news as hurricane matthew makes a push toward the u.s. track the storm anytime on whdh.com and on our mobile and tablet app. >> christa: happening today, crews are cleaning westford academy because at least four students tested positive for the
we're live in westford with jennifer eagan. >> jennifer: the superintendent says they've called in extra custodians. the students had a scheduled day off today. now that day will be used to clean the school. the superintendent says four students in total, three football players and another teen, have been diagnosed with mrsa or another staff infection. mrsa is spread by skin-to-skin contact. it's resistant to many antibiotics making it dangerous. the superintendent says it's impossible to know where the students became infected. the school, focusing on the locker rooms and gym mats. >> it's not something that's new to us. but we have to respond quickly and aggressively to make sure the bacteria does not spread. >> and the superintendent says they expect to have classes tomorrow as planned. we're live in west westford this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: man is facing charges after a wild police
officers say 22-year-old justin storm was traveling about 80mph wednesday morning. according to police he refused to stop but eventual he lost control. justin soeum's vehicle flipped and crashed in windham. >> get on the ground right now. on the ground. on the ground! >> sarah: soeum surrendered after crashing. police say he was traveling at a speed of 80mph before he lost control of the drunk at the time. he's facing numerous charges including d.u.i. and reckless operation of a vehicle. >> christa: new details about owen labrie's sexual assault case. labrie is calling for a new trial saying he didn't receive effective legal representation when he was convicted. he's back in court in concord, new hampshire, wednesday. he was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in concord, new hampshire, and was sentenced to a year in prison, but right now
appeal. >> sarah: 33 days before the election and donald trump will be in new hampshire for a small meeting not open to the public. a trump campaign aide said the nominee will take questions from the audience. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is taking the day off to prepare for the debate. she's hoping to be able to connect with undecided voters as they ask her their questions. >> christa: the red sox beginning their playoff push in cleveland tonight the players hoping to do many more of these outfield victory dances in the coming weeks. they're hoping to see them, too. here's 7's nicole oliverio at fenway this morning. oliverio they were doing the macarena. fans would like the see a lot more of that. postseason baseball for the sox kicks off tonight in cleveland. the sox losing their last five of six regular-season games. they lost home-field advantage,
cleveland, and they're going to face some familiar faces with the tribe team, like former players andrew miller and mike napoli as well as former manager terry francona. this series pits the only managers to win the last world series with the sox in the past 98 years. the team hoping their pitching will remain consistent, carrying them through the series. rick porcello will start game one. the sox did lose home-field advantage, but they know how to win on the road. and so they'll be playing their first new games in cleveland. they'll be back here at fenway on sunday. that's the latest live from fenway, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: tom brady is back on the field for the patriots at least. he practiced with teammates wednesday for the first time since returning from his four-game suspension, and his teammates are glad to see t.b. 12 along with them.
days. >> he looks good. he's got good hair, a good physique, stylish. >> he looks great. tan, happy, pumped. >> christa: oh, the pats have not officially activated brady just yet, but the team can wait until saturday in order to make that roster move. >> sarah: underlying jokes there i think. >> christa: i think so. >> sarah: any sun >> chris: there's nothing in the "new york post" about the tanning situation, is there? weather look great. temperatures running a couple degrees either side of 70 today. coolest at the coast. beautiful tomorrow. hurricane, major impacts for the east coast of florida later today, tonight and tomorrow. for us, major showers in here saturday afternoon and saturday night. >> christa: i wasn't going to go, there but i'm glad you did.
good morning. breaking news. hurricane matthew powering up, now expected to slam florida tonight as a powerful category 4. >> folks, this is no joke. all the models show this thing on track to hit a big part of the southeastern coast. if you are in the strike zone and your officials tell you to get out -- getut! >> this morning, full live coverage as matthew bears down on the bahamas and makes its way toward the u.s. candid kaine. hillary clinton's running mate acknowledging he may have been too aggressive at this week's vice presidential debate. >> i got dinged a little bit, even by my wife, for interrupting too much. >> as donald trump pats himself on the back for his running mate's performance.