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>> kris: young students witnessing a terrible crime in roxbury. a shooting turns deadly right near a school bus while children were on board. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. we begin with breaking news right here. hurricane matthew hugging the coast of florida as we speak. howling winds and pummeling the east coast of the state. >> kris: one big issue is power outages. new video shows the lights flickering at this hotel at juno beach. that threat far from over this morning. overnight hurricane matthew weakened slightly the a category three storm. >> christa: the state is bracing for several more hours of the storm's effect. these hurricane conditions, the eye of the storm, though, just off the coast. people are waiting and they're watching to see what's next.
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deaths of hundreds in the caribbean. jay gray is live in daytona beach this morning. >> jay: good morning. we want the give you an idea of the conditions they are dealing with right now here in daytona beach. take a look. the wind still howling here, the rain coming down. that surf continuing to grow across the beach here as this storm turns its way up the coast. moving along the florida coast, matthew is in many the impact, and it's a monster. >> jay: violent winds, sheets of rain and growing surf with the potential in some areas of a storm surge up to 11 feet. >> i am begging you at this point to understand the seriousness of this storm. those types of storm surges, that is not something you want to get caught up in. >> jay: electricity has become a luxury for many in the strike zone. tens of thousands have lost power, and that number is expected to grow.
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east coast are currently under a hurricane warning. airports across the region closed. businesses boarded up. and shelters filling up. >> i lived in florida all my life, so i know how bad it can get. >> yea: it's bad now and likely will get even worse. emergency officials say the storm is an extreme threat to life and property and warn its impact will be devastating to catastrophic in some areas with as many as ten million possibly losing power for weeks.th florida a warning now for those in georgia, north and south carolina as matthew continues to move along the east coast. and these conditions will last through this weekend. that is the latest live here in daytona beach. now back to you. >> all right, jay. thanks for that update. the latest advisory just out in just the past few minutes now. let's get a check of the storm's
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so far stayed off of the coast. that's good news, right? >> chris: that's good news so far. it's still producing hurricane-force winds, but when you're talking about a major hurricane, cat three or higher, those strongest winds are within the eye wall of the hurricane. right now you can see it's such a close call, but it's been off shore. so far this morning and so far last night as it has come up the coastline it's been off shore. here to cape canaveral. if that band backs in over there, they would expect to see winds pushing over 100mph. take a look at this motion. notice how it wobbles and weaves a little bit as the generic motion of coming off to the northwest. so it's critical in terms of what the highest storm surge would be capable of as well as the most destructive winds to keep this eye of the hurricane
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stays just off shore there's still going to be significant damage along the coastline, but the worst-case scenario would be if this wobbled back off to the north and to the west. i want to show you this, this is a velocity scan. when you start seeing some of these darker oranges down here and some of these brighter blues, winds just off the surface pushing over 100mph. satellite beach, which is just to the north of melbourne, recent wind gusts of 88mph. we've seen it close to hurricane force in melbourne. right now these winds gusting the sustained winds of matthew 120. expected the parallel with with the florida coastline, carolina coastline and hook back around as we go through the next couple days into the weekend and eventually into early next week. we talk more on the local forecast coming up in a minute. >> kris: hundreds of thousands have already lost power in the hurricane accident. that number is expected to grow as the storm goes by. the region facing brutal storm surge and brutal winds throughout the coming hours.
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hurricane matthew coming up. locally we want the get a check of the roadways. it's friday, danielle, so a lot of people eager to get into work and get the day over with. >> danielle: if they're leaving now, they'll get there quickly. roads looking good so far this morning. zakim bridge, not too many people on it yet. let's go to the maps. heading into town from the north, you're slowing down a little bit on 93. that's some residual traffic from work crews that wrapped things up. no issues headed into boston on route 1 this morning. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. route 3, 24 and 95. not watching any issues. there problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike. lets let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. no delays yet. both the "t" and commuter rail expected the start the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. hurricane matthew driving wind and rain this morning and also a new level of fear in florida. the storm is battering the east coast of the state as we speak, and officials are reporting
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news, though. matthew has weakened slightly to a category three. it's skirting the coast. florida governor rick scott saying that matthew could still bring devastation on a level not seen since hurricane andrew a quarter century ago. >> kris: i remember that one vividly. went true that storm. the national hurricane nationale warning some locations may be inhabitable for weeks, even months. nancy chen has new video into the newsroom from overnight. >> nancy: good morning. the ey o off the coast of florida right now, but towns and cities are already getting hammered. matthew has arrived. overnight the storm unleashing its fury along the florida coast. violent winds, driving rain. in port salerno, trees whipping with flashes of lightning in the background. reports of damage already coming in. a tree landing on this home in vero beach.
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and it's expected to get worse. most streets empty. cities and towns abandoned. but there are life-threatening conditions on the roads. this pick-up truck crashing into a ditch in jacksonville. >> sparks are flying into the air. >> >> nancy: wicked winds also bringing power problems inch south palm beach, a purr line hit a tree, sparks flying. you can see a lying flickering outside this hotel on juno beach. businesses boarded u message: god help us. matthew is expected to travel north, hitting georgia as well as the carolinas. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: to track the latest on hurricane matthew's path, you can go to our web site at whdh.com or download the 7news mobile and tablet apps for updates while you're on the go. >> christa: we're tracking breaking news locally man. rushed to the hospital after getting stabbed. according to e.m.s., the victim suffered life-threatening
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far. >> kris: a serious crash off 495 south in middleborough. we're told this vehicle veered off the road, hit a tree and caught fire. it happened around 11:00 last night. the vehicle destroyed in that crash. we're waiting on any word of any injuries. >> christa: also this morning, right now police in orange are searching for a suspect after an elderly man is kill and his wife seriously hurt. police say it started with an apparent home invasion. let's head out live to 7's nicole oliverio. she's going to fill us in on the investigatioso >> nicole: well, christa, still no arrest this morning. this happening at this home here in orange. now, as you mentioned, police did say that they believe that an elderly man was killed after a home invasion, but the details surrounding what happened are still unclear. an elderly man killed and his wife seriously hurt inside their river street home in orange. the district attorney says it happened during a home invasion.
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she said. and they have the life flight her to worcester. >> nicole: it happened wednesday night. with no arrests, officers shut down roads and ordered nearby schools into lockdown on thursday. >> i couldn't move out of here. >> nicole: investigators entered the home taking pictures and collecting evidence. they also searched a car. neighbors say they don't know who would want to hurt the elderly couple and are surprised to have right next door. >> scares the hell out of me to think about it. >> nicole: david burbank says his daughter gave him a warning after hearing about the attack. >> make sure the doors are locked and don't let anybody in at night. >> nicole: that man's wife was also rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries. we don't have an update on her condition. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you the latest information as soon as we get
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7news "today in new england." >> kris: crisis councilors will be on hand this morning after a deadly shooting near a school in roxbury. police say man was shot and killed in the area right near zeigler and dearborn streets right in front of a school bus with students on board. the police commissioner says the shooting likely stemmed from a fight. not long after that, another man was shot about a half mile away right near aspen and down -- dunn reef streets. >> christa: it's 5:10 this morning. the sox losing a heartbreaker in cleveland. we have the post-game reaction coming up. >> kris: plus wait until you hear who is behind this creepy clown massning, terrifying children on the way home from school in auburn. >> christa: and although it weaked into a category three hurricane, matthew causing some serious dang in florida. coastal cities are bracing for a devastating storm surge. we'll have more.
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>> kris: back the breaking news out of florida this morning. take a look at this. conditions getting worse overnight. the rain is pounding on the area. winds are blowing through, as well. pretty tough situation for folks along the atlantic coast there in florida. >> christa: looks like the eye is skirting the coast. it doesn't have to m >> chris: winds got to 80mph and that's not even in the eye wall. the eye wall literally a couple miles off shore right now. you can see cape canaveral is right here. here is the outer eye wall. here is the inner eyeball. these two eye walls where the strongest winds reside, this is where you push 100mph winds. we talked about this yesterday, how critical it is where that
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if it's a few miles inland, the destruction of damage is breakthrough to a whole other level. if it can manage to stay off shore, even if it's only a few miles off shore, it does make a world of difference in terms of damage. you know, granted when you're gusting 70, 80mph, you're driving in a storm surge, you're driving in a lot of damage along the coastline, but in terms of winds being close to 110 or 120, if you can keep those winds off shore, then structural damage in terms of, you know, compromised, the chance for that is lower if you can keep those winds off shore. and you can see right now, melbourne gusting to 64, 63 in vero beach. obviously there's going to be a lot of power outages and a lot of downed trees, and there will be a lot of damage. but so far 100-plus miles per hour winds have stayed a few miles off shore. here we go, matthew, category winds sustained at 120. forecasters basically parallelling the florida coastline over the next 12 to 24
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coastline, and then a big loop over the weekend. we have a little shower activity saturday night into early sunday. we're not expecting much. check out the temperature. norwood 38 degrees. another cool start. many of the suburbs 54 in boston. not quite as cool as it was yesterday morning, but with clear skies and calm winds, it cools off quickly. what a gorgeous day yesterday. what a beautiful day we have ahead of us again today with a ton of sunshine. today temperatures even warmer. from the coastline, closer to 70 at the coastline. looks like i'm showing you a blank map, today that's all we have. we start with sun tomorrow, increws crees the clouds during the day. late in the day and tomorrow evening, we could get a couple showers in here. those showers likely lingering into early on sunday before we dry it out for the rest of the weekend. so 70 to 77 today. sunshine, warm weather prevailing. coolest at the coastline with
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partly cloudy tonight. low 40s in the cooler suburbs. 56 in boston. the forecast for tomorrow will increase the cloud cover. mild either side of 70 late in the day. i do expect maybe a chance of a shower across western portions of the state. and a little breeze on sunday out there at fenway park. hopefully the sox start turning things around after the loss last night. there is your 7 on 7 forecast. going through much of next week, i don't see a whole lot of rain. maybe cooler at the coast with with the on-shore breeze, but coast clothes to seasol >> christa: we're following a bus stop scare this morning in auburn. a father is behind the scare. now he's facing charges. he dressed up as a club and followed middle school students home in that car. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan who is live with more on this story. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. other parents are shaking their heads. we've heard about these crazy clown sightings in communities
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was fooling around, but parents and police don't think to -- don't seem to think it's funny. auburn police say the man behind the wheel of this car in a clown mask is now facing criminal charges. police say he followed a school bus and students at a bus stop, scaring the kids so money they hid under a nearby backyard deck to avoid him. officers say it turns out the man was a parent of one of the kids on the bus. >> the fact that you're driving with a mask on, you know, behind a car, following a school bus of all things, just put the elements together. it's scary without even looking at the mask. add the mask to it, it's not an appropriate thing. >> darcy quick's son matthew goes to auburn middle school. she says her son was so upset, he didn't go to school. >> i was pretty freaked out. a lot of my friends are freaked out. two days ago, everyone's saying, a scary clown is going to come.
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incident. they're left wondering why someone would do something about this. >> i was concerned, asking more questions as to what happened. being at the bus stop is one thing, but according to what i know, he's following the bus, and that kind of would give the kids a little different perspective. >> so auburn police are seeking charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace against this man. while they work out those charges, they are not identifying him. live in >> kris: the election countdown at 32 days now. donald trump stopped by new hampshire for a town hall meeting, taking questions from the audience in his first town hall meeting of this general election period. when asked if this was preparation for sunday's debate, trump quickly denied it. >> this isn't prep. this has nothing to do with sunday. we're just here because we just wanted to be here, and, you know, hillary, frankly, they
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resting. she's resting. ism a new poll out has hillary clinton and donald trump basically tied in new hampshire. but experts say sunday's debate is a must-win for donald trump. >> christa: as you heard, trump's opponent taking himself off the campaign trail to prepare for the next debate. hillary clinton clearing her schedule, and she will prepare for the debate with her aides at her home. bernie sanders, however, will be continuing to campaign for clinton. he'll be in new hampshire today talking about her plans for the ecy. clinton's plan to raise the minimum wage. 7's dan hausle will be there for sunday night's showdown in st. louis. stay tuned for his live reports on 7. >> kris: up next on 7news. the red sox trooping a game-one heartbreaker in cleveland. the team looks to rebound in time for game two tonight. >> christa: and, of course, tracking hurricane matthew, hammering florida with heavy rain, strong winds, and
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>> kris: well, the red sox continuing their playoff push tonight. cleveland edged out boston in game one of the american league divisional series. it was a home run derby last night in cleveland. the indians hit three, the red sox hit three. unfortunately... >> christa: it didn't go their the action from cleveland right now. >> trey: 7news "today in new england" coming to you from cleveland following game one of the alds. the red sox with a lot of opportunities but coming up just a bit shy of the indians. terry francona on the other side. the former red sox manager pulling out all the stops as the indians take a 1-0 lead. >> somebody has to win the first game. unfortunately, we didn't get it done.
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want to spin it. i threw the pitches i thought would be the best to throw. they hit a few out of the ballpark. >> trey: this is a best-of-five. a lot of pressure on red sox and starting pitcher david price to even the series before heading back to boston. >> we got to put it behind us. at the endf one game. it's not over with. we have four more games. so i'm going to do my best tomorrow. i'm sure my team will, too. >> trey: david price, the red sox $217 million man. this is why they paid him all that money to, come in in this spot, get things even at 1-1,
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young-type talent, the indians' corey kluber. trey daerr, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: trey will be in new england as the red sox make their playoff push. look for his live reports all throughout the weekend. >> christa: and coming up at 5:30, more on the breaking news we've been following all night. hurricane matthew is beginning to unleash its fury across the florida coast. >> kris: plus fear at medford high school. the infectious disease one person has been diagnosed with. ?
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>> kris: breaking news now at 5:30. florida is feeling the impacts of hurricane matthew. we'll take you down to florida where we're getting our first look at some of the damage. >> christa: and how those new electronic trolls set to begin in a few weeks will impact your wallet. >> kris: brady is back. he's readdy to return to the field. his teammates have his back. what one of the players has to say about roger goodell. >> this is 7news "today in new
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>> christa: on this friday morning we're also tracking breaking news at 5:30. hurricane matthew is now a category three hurricane nearing the florida coast with dangerous storm surge, destructive winds and flooding. thanks for waking up with us, everybody. i'm christa delcamp. >> kris: and i'm kris anderson. hundreds of thousands of people have already lost power in the hurricane zone. that number is expected to grow as thedy continues and as that storm continues to pound that region. they're facing brutal storm surge and extreme winds all throughout the coming hours. our team coverage begins with meteoris the latest advisory on matthew. >> chris: kris, the space coast of florida will take the hardest hit. satellite beach running 88-mile-per-hour gusts. barefoot beach at 74. vero beach at 71. melbourne at 64. the eye of the hurricane off shore by about 25 miles or so. that's important to the forecast. we've kept the eye wall away from the immediate coastline, however, when you put this into motion, and you can see the spiraling of this eye wall
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going to pin wheel back and pivot in very close to the space coast, cape canaveral, some of the barrier islands up near that way north of melbourne. this is probably the highest wind gust out of this whole event will be along the barrier island right there. i wouldn't be surprised over the next few hours to see a couple gusts closer to 100mph. important notes, the eye has remained just off shore. talk about this yesterday morning, that any track either 20 or 30 miles to the west or to thet in terms of how much the damage was amplified or lessened. now, there is no question there are a lot of power outages damaged along the florida coastline. it would have been worse if this track was 40 miles off to the west. they've been able to keep those 100mph plus winds off shore. still dealing with damage along the coastline. storm surge along the coastline, however, the eye looks like it may remain just east of most coastal communities up and down the east coast of florida with the exception of the barrier
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canaveral. this comes awfully close to georgia, south carolina and curving off to the southeast. there you can see how the hurricane-force winds pinch the immediate coastline here. you will not see a lot of damage far inland with this storm. it's mostly right along the coast, although it's a very populated coastline, that 95 corridor stretching north of melbourne and up through savannah, georgia. we'll keep an eye on this. doesn't have a lot of impact on our forecast going forth, but we'll talk more about that coming up. right now we'll turn things over to danielle gersh. it's early. how is the traffic looking? >> danielle: looking good so far this morning. the expressway, things slowing down a little. let's go to the maps. just about ten minutes from braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. south of town, a lot of glen on routes 3, 24 and 95. so not dealing with any issues. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike this morning. routes 2 and 3 fine. no issues if you're heading into town on route 1. let's check those drive times if
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northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 9 3 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get to that breaking news this morning. hurricane matthew is riding the coast of florida right now, howling winds and driving rain pummeling the east coast of the state as we speak. >> kris: a pretty wild video. one of the big issues, pow lights flickering at this hotel in juno beach. and the threat is far from over this morning. overnight hurricane matthew did weaken slightly to a category three storm. >> christa: and the state is bracing for several more hours of these conditions. so the eye of the storm just off the coast, but clearly can still be a lot of damage. officials are warning that matthew is extremely dangerous. the storm is being blamed for the death of hundreds of people in haiti. there are widespread power outages. here's 7's jay gray in daytona
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i want to give you an idea of the conditions they are dealing with right now here in daytona. take a look. you can see winds still howling, the rain coming down, that surf continuing to grow across the beach here as the storm turns its way up the coast. moving along the florida coast, matthew is in many areas overwhelming. >> we're already starting to see the impact, and it's a monster. >> jay: violent winds, sheets of rain and growing surf with the potential in some areas of a storm surge up to 11 feet. >> i am begging you at this point to understand the seriousness of this storm. those types of storm surges, that is not something you want to get caught up in. >> jay: electricity has become a luxury for many in the strike zone. tens of thousands have lost power, and that number is expected to grow. more than 11 million along the east coast are currently under a hurricane warning. airports across the region closed. businesses boarded up.
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>> i lived in florida all my life, so i know how bad it can get. >> jay: it's bad now and likely will get even worse. emergency officials say the storm is an extreme threat to life and property and warn its impact will be devastating to catastrophic in some areas with as many as ten million possibly losing power for weeks. the extreme conditions in florida a warning now for those in georgia, north and south carolina as matthew continues to move along the east coast. and these conditions will last through this weekend. that is the latest live here in daytona beach. now back to you. >> christa: if you'd like the track the latest on the path of hurricane matthew, all you have to do is log on to our web site, whdh.com. you can also download the 7news mobile or tablet app for updates while you're on the go. >> kris: breaking story overnight. crews battling a fire at a home in homedale.
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through the front of the house and the roof. broke out just after 9:00 last night on glendale road. it took firefighters about 45 minutes to get that fire under control. >> christa: right now serious health scare at medford high school. the superintendent of schools says that a "member of the medford high community" has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, but they are not saying if this is a student or a member of the staff. state health officials say t.b. is difficult to spread in a school environment bse >> kris: also this morning, the driver who hit and killed a young girl last summer and kept driving facing now the family's -- the victim's family in court. eight-year-old yadiely deleon camacho was killed while she was riding her bike in mattapan. 46-year-old james horton was arrested and pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges. the prosecutor read a victim impact statement from the victim's cousin who was also hit
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survived. >> the last thing i remember was crossing the street with my little cousin yadielys, and i woke up in the hospital not knowing why. i cry on birthdays and holidays because yadielys doesn't get to enjoy any of these things anymore. >> kris: horton will be sentenced today. >> christa: your time on this friday is 5:37. just ahead, we have a story about some practice problems leading to several resignations at a local high school. parents say that a soccer drill apparently crossed the line. >> kris: plus brothers go to battle. things get out of h rampage with a front-end loader. >> christa: and we're tracking breaking news about hurricane matthew bearing down on florida as we speak, bringing destructive conditions. there are reports of widespread damage and power outages. so keep it right here.
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>> christa: if you're just waking up at 5:45, we're staying on top of breaking news. what you're seeing is the scene across much of the east coast of florida right now as hurricane matthew barrels in, whipping up winds and waves there, and there are still hours to go before things start to wind down. >> kris: and path you's eye still is off shore. i guess there's some goodew here. conditions could get worse if it makes landfall. possible movement. exist, and the storm is being blamed for hundreds of deaths already, mainly throughout the caribbean, particularly in haiti. let's get a first check now on the latest track of this storm with meteorologist chris lambert. >> chris: chris, you look at the radar and the satellite from last night, the eye of the storm has stayed off to the east. for the southern half of eastern florida, you escape the worst, essentially south of melbourne, although no question these spawn
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so far 100 plus miles per hour winds have also stayed off shore. however, this is edging closer and closer to the coastline as it works up the coast. i think you'll start the see higher gustings in florida that we're seeing with this entire duration of the system into early this morning. this is the eyeball. this is getting very close to cape canaveral. in fact, some of the barrier islands will get ham werde this eyeball over next one or two hours as it you can sort of see how it wobbles a little bit as it moves off to the north and to the west, and you each wobble, it's critical along the coastline, because if you wobble this a little west, you get enter the eyeball, you're pushing winds over 100mph. it wobbles to the east, winds are still strong but they're more like gusting to 70 to 80. which does have implications to how much damage is along the coastline. regardless, we're expecting a pretty formidable storm surge to push in.
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damage, as well. let me show you this scan. this is the radar. a couple thousands feet up. don't look at the minus and positive signs, which is giving you direction whether it's coming toward or away from the radar. what's more important to note is this is where the strong wind is. winds a couple thousands feet over the deck at 120mph. so your 100mph winds reside just off the coastline, but not yet making it on the coastline, and that's where we're talking about, you know, this makes recent gusts pushing 60 to 65 along the coast. the satellite did hit 80mph a little while ago. florida coast, georgia coast, south carolina coast and then bekding back around as we go through the next several days. expecting minimal impact here in new england. we'll talk more on that local forecast coming up in a bit. >> kris: hundreds of thousands have lost power already. that number is expected to grow as this storm continues. the region is also facing a
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extreme winds. we'll have more on hurricane matthew coming up throughout the morning. here locally we want the get a check of the roadways. danielle, we're getting close to the 6:00 hour. >> danielle: yeah, but things not too bad so far this morning. here's a look at the expressway. you can see the brake lights, but we're in the watching any accidents, at least yet. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just over ten minutes. south of town, a lot of green on route 3, 24 and 95. so not watching any problems yet. heading in and out of town on the pike, no issues there. 93 still fine back to 495. and no issues heading into town on route 1. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 13 minutes braintree to boston. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. so no delays there. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also 12 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get back to our breaking news on this friday. hurricane matthew driving not only winds and rain, but also a
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this storm is just kind of hobbling the east coast of the state this morning, moving right up the coast. matthew has weakened slightly to a category three hurricane. >> kris: still a very strong storm. reports of damage are already coming in, 7's nancy chen joins us with a look at some of this new video in the newsroom overnight. pretty devastating, nancy. >> nancy: absolutely, kris. more than 280 people have died in the caribbean because of matthew. the eye of the hurricane, as chris lambert mentioned, just off the coast of florida right now. it is hard to tell exaly since first responders have had trouble getting out with these incredibly treacherous conditions. however, there are already reports of downed power lines, house fires and serious destruction. matthew has arrived. overnight the storm unleashing its fury along the florida coast. violent winds, driving rains. in port salerno, trees whipping with flashes of lightning in the
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a tree landing on this home in vero beach. street signs ripped down, billboards destroyed, and it's expected to get worse. most streets empty. cities and towns abandoned. there are life-threatening conditions on the roads. this pick-up truck crashing into a ditch in jacksonville. >> sparks are flying into the air. >> nancy: wicked winds also bringing power problems. in south impeach, a downed power line hit a tree, sparks flying, and you can see the flickering outside this hotel on juno beach. businesses boarded up with one message: god help us. matthew is expected to travel north, hitting georgia as well as the carolinas. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: power crews are heading down south to help keep the lights on as best they can. a convoy of power teams from louisiana getting ready to head to georgia, ready to get to work once the storm passes through that area. they expect to be there for
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matthew's path, you can go to whdh.com, or while you're on the go, you can download the 7news and mobile tablet apps. >> christa: right now we're tracking more breaking news about man rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed in roxbury. according to e.m.s., the victim here is suffering from life-threatening injuries, but so far police haven't made any arrests. >> kris: also breaking, serious crash off 495 south in middleborough. we're told this vehicle veered off the road, hit a tree and then caught on f it happened around 11:00 last night. as you can see, the video was destroyed. we're still waiting to hear the condition from people in that vehicle. >> christa: happening today mark accused of an armed assault in sharon will be facing a judge. officers arresting dylan radially in brockton after police say he broke into a hem and assaulted someone over the weekend. investigators believe the 35-year-old and the victim knew one another. >> kris: a man is facing a judge by video after police say he attacked his older brother as
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business in new hampshire. investigators say peter emanuel slammed his front-end loader into the crane his brother was operating. officers say emanuel then tried the crash into a police cruiser. no one was hurt. >> we have a suspect who obviously was not having any concern for anybody's safety at the moment. >> it was able to come to a successful conclusion, and now we're going to let the court system work. led up to this attack. >> christa: right now police in medway are investigating after they found swastikas outside the middle school there. according to the "globe," they were found etched into a structure outside the school wednesday. in an e-mail sent the parents, the superintendent said the school is treating the vandalism very seriously and they will be working closely with the police. >> now a high school soccer scandal, at least fur coaches at a north attleborough high school have resigned after a practice
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according to parents, a player on the girl's team was asked to perform an exercise. notice the bear crawl. in a statement, the school superintendent would only say the drill caused confusion and concern and that the situation did not reflect the core values of the district. >> you see one girl. >> it's a bad situation that it had to come to that. >> kris: the team's coach insists he didn't outpouring of support from the community. >> christa: we have new details on former gloucester police chief leonard campanello calling it quits. the city's mayor says she will accept his retirement days after the mayor announced his firing. now, this comes during an investigation into allegations about campanello's relationship with two women. the mayor said he was caught lying and tampering with evidence on his cell phone during the city's investigation. the former chief, meantime, is
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>> not only was my retirement in the best interest of myself and my family, but it will ensure that the city of gloucester moves forward in a manner that the administration believes is best for the community. this has been an extraordinarily difficult time for myself and my family, and i am pleased that the city of gloucester and the mayor have agreed agreed to an e solution to this matter. >> christa: and campanello will remain on paid leave until he retires coming up january 3rd. back and ready for his return this weekend, but the pats' queen is not the only one making a comeback in sunday's game against the browns. defensive lineman rob ninkovich returned to the practice field after serving a four-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. the players say having both players back is an extra chip on their shoulder. >> when you play a game, you have to have a chip.
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guy, but as long as you have your chip, that's what gets you through the game. >> christa: one of brady's favorite targets julian end l man was limited in practice due the a foot injury. don't forget, john cuoco and trey daerr will be live in cleveland for team coverage of sunday's big games. >> kris: are you a barbecue girl or a sour cream and onion girl? >> christa: oh, both. i like it all. >> kris: any chip. >> christa: anything that's salty. >> chris: salt and vin chips, can't go wrong there either. chip, dips, wings, pizza. got all this covered for sunday? a lot of red sox and patriots. 36 in norwood right now. 54 in boston. look at the day today. sunshine, warm. cooler on the coastline. this is a beautiful october day with temperatures into the 70s. a couple showers around saturday night into early sunday morning. don't expect a huge amount of precipitation out of this as much of it stays to the south of us. a lot of that seven-day forecast will be dry. >> kris: chris, thanks so much.
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we continue following breaking news. big story here, hurricane matthew roaring on shore in florida on the coast right now. we're live with a look at the conditions coming up. >> christa: also ahead, young students witnessing a terrible crime in roxbury. a shooting turns joe plaia: every three days, someone in new hampshire is killed with a gun. mothers, sons, friends. and yet kelly ayotte continues to play political games instead of making new hampshire safer. when she has the chance to strengthen background checks, she voted no, backing the washington gun lobby instead. then - on a bill to keep suspected terrorists from getting guns, ayotte flip flopped. kelly ayotte's become another typical washington politician
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>> christa: breaking right now, hurricane matthew slamming the florida coast. devastating winds and a storm surge doing damage. >> kris: millions told to evacuate. thousands in shelters. we're live in the heart of the storm. >> christa: and breaking a fiery crash in middleborough. the flames tearing through a
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matter. a father in a clown mask scaring kids on a school bus. now he's facing charges. >> christa: and the red sox looking to bounce back in cleveland tonight after dropping game one of the alds. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's 6:00 a.m. we begin with breaking news. hurricane matthew pounding the florida coast as we speak. the eyeball, though, still a few miles off the coast, but some of the most powerful winds are about to hit right now. category three hurricane, and the national hurricane center says it remains extremely dangerous despite a slight decrease in wind speeds of 120mph. so really the state is bracing for several more hours of hurricane conditions. good morning, everybody. i'm christa delcamp. >> christa: and i'm kris anderson in for sarah french. the eye of the storm is just off of the coast of florida right now. powerful wind already doing some damage. billboard torn apart overnight, and there are some reports of downed trees and power lines. the big problem with this storm,
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lines in south impeach, sending sparks flying and that's causal some issues. jay gray has the latest. >> jay: good morning. the conditions here intensifying. heavy rain, writhing wind and the surf is growing. this is a serious situation, and it is getting worse as the storm churns just off the shoreline here. moving ang overwhelming. >> we're already starting to see the impact, and it's a monster. >> jay: violent winds, sheets of rain and growing surf with the potential in some areas of a storm surge up to 11 feet. >> i am begging you at this point to understand the seriousness of this storm. those types of storm surges, that is not something you want to get caught up in. >> jay: electricity has become a luxury for many in the strike zone. tens of thousands have lost power, and that number is expected to grow. more than 11 million along the east coast are currently under a
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across the region closed, businesses boarded up, and shelters filling up. >> i lived in florida all my life, so i know how bad it can get. >> jay: it's bad now and likely will get even worse. emergency officials say the storm is an extreme threat to life and property and warn its impact will be devastating to catastrophic in some areas with as many as ten million possibly losing power for weeks. the extreme conditions in florida a warning now for those in georgia, north and south carolina as matthew continues to move along the east coast. the eye wall of this storm still southeast, which means conditions will only deteriorate over the next several hours. it's going to be a rough morning. that's the latest live here in daytona beach. now back to you. >> christa: 7's jay gray live for us here. and as we continue to get a view of some of these powerful winds,
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chris lambert. chris, interesting how this is hugging the coast, but it probably won't make landfall, right? >> kris: for the hurricane to make landfall, the center of the eye has the come on shore. that doesn't mean you can't still have minimal winds. if you're on the that western eyeball, there will certainly be high winds. satellite beach just off of cape canaveral, 88-mile-per-hour gusts earlier this morning. cape canaveral right here, this is the western edge of the eye wall storm makes it over land, technically it's landfall, but there has been some indication that this may kind of wobble just to the east as it parallels the florida coastline. so if there's been any bit of good news over the last 24 hours, so far we've been able to keep the 100-plus mile per hour winds just off the florida coastline. still a lot of damage. still hurricane-force wind gusts along the coastline, but so far the worst of the storm has stayed just off shore.
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it's still going to throw a storm surge back toward the coastline here. winds 120mph in that eye. it's moving off to the northwest. as christa mentioned, maybe staying just off shore in terms of the eye itself, but those hurricane-force winds extending it back to the coastline through thedy and overnight tonight. then it does that loop around the corner. you can see how those hurricane-force winds limited to along that 95 stretch up and down the east coast. for us, a little rain in here at least saturday night into sunday morning. we'll talk more on that coming up. >> [bleeped]. >> kris: look at that. the storm moved through the bahamas where the roof was ripped off of this home. winds gusted 125mph, causing massive destruction on the bahamas islands. it's just after the 6:00 hour. locally, danielle, how are the roads looking? >> danielle: it's still not too bad out there. things are slowing down. more cars out there definitely. here's a look at the zakim bridge, leverett connector. let's switch cameras and take a
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that's where things are slower. let's go to the maps. braintree to boston going the take you about 17 minutes. so it's still not too bad, but certainly slower out there. route 24 slow and go back to brockton heading up to 128. route 3 and 95 looking pretty good for the most part. problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike so far this morning. route 2 and 3 no issues. 93 slowing down a little, but no major delays back to 495. and route 1 heading into boston all green. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. about to boston on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 13 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: new video overnight from the damage from where matthew has already been. and for that we'll turn things over the 7's nancy chen. >> nancy: christa, good morning to you. more than 280 people have died in the caribbean because of matthew. it's not over yet. it's hard to tell exactly how bad the damage is so far in
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these incredibly treacherous conditions right, there however, there are already reports of downed power lines, house fires, and serious destruction. matthew has arrived. overnight the storm unleashing its fury along the florida coast. violent winds, driving rain, and in port salerno, trees whipping with flashes of lightning in the background. damage already coming in. a tree landing on this hom vero beach. street signs ripped down, billboards destroyed, and it's expected to get worse. most streets empty. cities and towns abandoned. but there are life-threatening conditions on the roads. this pick-up truck crashing into a ditch in jacksonville. >> sparks are flying into the air.
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south palm beach, a purr line hit a tree, sparks flying. you can see a lying flickering outside this hotel on juno beach. businesses boarded up with one message: god help us. clearly it is not over yet. matthew is expected to travel north, hitting georgia as well as the carolinas. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nancy. thank you so much. we want to remind you, you can stay here with 7news as matthew continues its push across the southeast. don't forget, you track the storm any time you wish online at whdh.com. or you can also use our mobile and tablet apps, as well. >> kris: breaking news, a middleborough. take a look at. this we're told the vehicle veered off of the road, hit a tree and then caught on fire. it happened around 11:00 last night that. vehicle was destroyed. we're still waiting to hear if there are any injuries involved with the people in the vehicle. also breaking, man rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed in roxbury. happened on wednesday. the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. so far no arrests have been made in this case. >> christa: and right now police in orange are trying the
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home. this was an attack that left a husband dead and his wife badly hurt. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio. she's in orange following the details. >> nicole: christa, no arrests this morning and it still remains unclear exactly what happened inside this house that led up to the home invasion and then that deadly attack. an elderly man killed in his home, his wife rushed off to the hospital. police say it started with an apparent home invasion. >> the guy's like 95 years old she said. and they have the life flight her to worcester. >> nicole: it happened wednesday night. with no arrests, officers shut down roads and ordered nearby schools into lockdown on thursday. >> i couldn't move out of here. >> nicole: investigators entered the home taking pictures and collecting evidence. they also searched a car. neighbors say they don't know
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elderly couple and are surprised to have a crime like this happen right next door. >> scares the hell out of me to think about it. >> nicole: david burbank says his daughter gave him a warning after hearing about the attack. >> make sure the doors are locked and don't let anybody in at night. >> nicole: that man's wife was also rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries. there's no update on her condition this morning. live in orange, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: crisis councilors will be on hand at harvard kent elementary school after a deadly shooting near a school bus in roxbury. it happened just before 6:00 thursday night. police say man was shot and killed in the area near zeigler and dearborn streets right in front of a school bus with children on board. police commissioner says the shooting likely stemmed from a fight. not long after that shooting another man was shot about half mile away on aspen right near dunreath streets. police haven't said if those two
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still ahead, a local dad is in trouble after police say he wore one of those clown masks right behind a school bus. police say this is no laughing matter. >> kris: red sox slugging three home runs in game one of the alds. unfortunately that wasn't enough to conquer cleveland. >> christa: and floridians really feeling the brunt of hurricane hrg right now with new information about damage and some power outages coming your way. >> chris: christa, 100mph wind gusts in cape canave in terms of our weather, it's quiet, a cool start. temperatures running in the upper 30s in a lot of the suburbs. look at the recovery this afternoon. mid to upper 70s inland.
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>> christa: good morning, everybody. 6:14. your time this friday. we're track, hurricane matthew, the most powfl u.s. hurricane we've seen in some time here. it's churning right off the chest of florida, essentially hugging the coast. thousands of people are without power thrsmg are high winds doing a lot of damage. the storm, the strongest part, of course, missioning miami. and that is the silver lining in this. so certainly we're not out of the woods just yet. the path it's just veering off to the right. it is not particularly known whether it will make landfall, but it... >> kris: so far so good. that eye has not crossed over land. chris, that's pretty significant it seems. >> chris: in terms of how much wind damage out there, you'd be talking about a lot more wind damage if that eye was able to come on shore. with that said, it's so close at the western edges of the eye wall, right now over cape
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100mph. in fact, the national weather service down in melbourne put out a special statement for cape canaveral and the barrier islands along the space coast saying we're expecting frequent wind gusts, 150 to 150mph over next hour or so. here is the center of circulation. it's just off the florida coastline, and so far, you know, we've been able to keep all of the strongest winds in terms of 90, 100, 100 plus away from lb this eye wall basically run the east coast, or can you move it just far enough away from the coastline for where the eye itself stays off shore. regardless, they're going to get damage along the east coast of florida. but if you're talking about winds gusting 70 to 80mph through daytona, up through jacksonville, 110 or 120, it does have a high impact, no matter how much damage is done with this storm. so we have seen a little bit of
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terms of avoiding the strongest winds on this space coast, cape canaveral probably likely seeing the highest wind gusts in florida. the space coast, this is where you're going to see these 100 -mile-per-hour gusts. it does take a path near jacksonville. they too will experience wind gusts. tending to move off shore. very close to the south carolina coastline. this is too close to ignore in terms of your the evacuations. they had to take place down across the 95 corridor of florida because this is a powerful storm regardless. and you'll see frequent gusts close to hurricane force along the coastline. and again, i think it's a little closer to the coast than jacksonville and st. augustine. you may see winds close to 100. if it's a little further off tot east, you're more talking probably on the order of 70 there. 5 the-4-in boston now. 37 in norwood. cool start for us, beautiful day ahead for us. 70s to 75 degrees, take a look
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not a whole lot of impacts from matthew, however, it may help slow a front a little bit. that could give us some showers overnight saturday into sunday morning. >> christa: thank you, chris. let's go to danielle gersh. fast track traffic time. >> danielle: happy friday to you. here's a look at 93. slowing it down through the woburn area. let's go to the maps. back to 495, we're in the watching any major accidents. route 1, no issues heading into boston. braintree to boston northbound on the about 25 minutes this morning. also a little slow around the braintree split, 24 northbound stop and go back the brockton. 95 and route 3 looking fine. also problem-free heading in and out of town on the pike this morning. route 2 and 3 slow and go. no major delays there. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 25 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there.
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the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: an alleged bus stop scare lands an auburn father in some serious trouble. take a look at the picture here. police say he dressed up as a club and followed some middle-school students home. >> christa: police say he was joking around. that's what he told police, but parents didn't find it to be humorous. police are charging him. let's head out live to auburn and 7's jennifer eagan has more for us. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. auburn police are seeking charges of and disturbing the peace against this man. we've heard about these creepy clown sightings in different communities across the country. this case has left parents here in auburn just shaking their heads. auburn police say the man behind the the wheel of this car in a clown mask is now facing criminal charges. police say he followed a school bus and students at a bus stop, scaring the kids so money they hid under a nearby backyard deck to avoid him. officers say it turns out the
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>> the fact that you're driving with a mask on, you know, behind a car, right, by yourself and following a school bus of all things, just put the elements together. it's scary without even looking at the mask. add the mask to it, it's not an appropriate thing. >> darcy quick's son matthew goes to auburn middle school. she says her son was so upset, he didn't go to school. >> i was pretty freaked out. a lot of my friends are freaked out. a scary clown is going to come. >> jennifer: other parents say their children told them about the incident. they're left wondering why someone would do something about this. >> i was concerned, asking more questions as to what happened. being at the bus stop is one thing, but according to what i know, he's following the bus, and that kind of would give the kids a little different perspective.
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jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: still ahead, more on the breaking news we have been following throughout the morning. big story is hurricane matthew beginning to unleash its fury along florida's coast. >> christa: also ahead, a soccer scandal at a local school. why coaches are off the job. >> kris: the sox are looking to get even tonight against cleveland in game two. we'll have the team's reaction
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>> chris: cool start this afternoon. beautiful finish. it will be warm again tomorrow. late tomorrow i see this front across the midwest. that's going the approach us. a little bit of moisture from matthew up the coastline and give us a few showers in here saturday night and into sunday morning. but all in all, i do expect picture-perfect weather outside
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the coastline. near 77 inland. so despite the start being down into the 30s and suburbs, it's a nice bounce back this afternoon. more on forecast ahead. >> christa: the red sox looking the bounce back in their playoff push this morning. boston dropped game one to cleveland after this failed rally late in the game here. >> kris: some of those bats have to come back the life. the sox did hit three home runs. they weren't enough to win. trey daerr is in cleveland with more. >> trey: 7news "today in new england" coming to you from cleveland following game one of the alds. the red sox with a lot of opportunities but coming up just a bit shy of the indians. terry francona on the other side. the former red sox manager pulling out all the stops as the indians take a 1-0 lead. >> somebody has to win the first game. unfortunately, we didn't get it done. we'll come back and try tomorrow. >> you can spin it however you want to spin it. i threw the pitches i thought
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>> trey: now down 1-0 in the best of five, there's a lot of pressure on the red sox and starting pitcher david price to even the series before heading back to boston. >> we got to put it behind us. at the end of the day, it's just one game. it's not over with. we have four more games. tomorrow. i'm sure my team will, too. let's get a win. >> trey: david price, the red sox $217 million man. this is why they paid him all that money, to come in in this spot, get things even at 1-1, and send things back to boston. it will not be easy. on the other side, another cy young-type talent, the indians' corey kluber.
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>> christa: okay. and and trey will be in cleveland for this big boston sports weekend. there he's going to have live reports on the red sox right here on 7news. 4:30 game time. >> kris: rebound. get that win. still ahead, several arrests were made outside of an mbta meeting. we'll tell you why the workers were trying to stop a vote from happening. >> christa: florida feeling the impact of hurricane matthew. it's in the quite making landfall, but it is bringing extreme wind and rain. we have a live report coming up next.
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concern at one high school, the infectious disease someone has been diagnosed with. >> kris: and the patriots with a chip on their shoulders. martellus bennett with a message ahead of sunday's clash in cleveland. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's 6:30 on your friday morning. we begin with breaking news. matthew menacing the southeastern coases coast right now. dire warnings of possible widespread damage, saying that ho a uninhabitable for weeks, maybe even months. >> kris: so the latest, matthew is a category three storm, still packing winds of 120mph. this is still a major hurricane, and the real concern is that it could produce deadly storm surges up to 11 feet. >> christa: let's go out live to jacksonville, florida, we have diane gallagher which joins us many with more on the conditions this morning. diane? > diane: christa, kris, we're
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in jacksonville as matthew approaches of bands of rain and the every rain and then liger rain and winds. we're still roughly ten hours in jacksonville from the point that hurricane matthew is expected to hit this area here. it's an eye wall area about 5 miles off the coast of central florida. right now it's wreaking havoc down the eastern coastline of this state. more than 300,000 people without power at this point. that number is going to exponentially as matthew makes his way north in florida. i can't say that evacuation orders in effect for this entire area, when i checked into my hotel yesterday, i had to verbally say that i understood that by being here i was putting my life at risk. many people, though, choosing not to leave. many people choosing to try and ride out this storm. and at this point, according to authorities, it's too late. if you didn't evacuate in these areas right now, it's going to
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get out of town, and that's because of those enormous wind gusts and those storm surges you guys were talking about there in port and cape canaveral, 115mph winds already reported within the past hour. again, it's moving here northward, expected to come into the jacksonville area at about ten hours or so. everybody here bracing for the worst because as we have seen what hurricane matthew has been able to do, that deadly hurric t florida has not seen anything like this, kris, christa, in living memory at least. 118 storms since they have seen a storm like this on the eastern coast of florida. >> christa: the most powerful the u.s. has seen in ten years. i've seen video of people riding out the storm. they have to identify next-of-kin. >> kris: this is dangerous. it doesn't have to be a category five hurricane to cause massive damage. these category fours and threes
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>> chris: especially if you're right along the coastline. a storm surge of six to ten feet is most concerning along the coast. there has been a silver line sog far this morning that the eye of the hurricane has stayed just off shore. so really keeping the 100-plus mile per hour winds off the coast. in cape canaveral we've had a couple gusts around 100mph there. potentially along the western eyeball as we national weather service out in melbourne, basically issuing a statement for cape canaveral saying over the next hour or so we expect gusts through 100 and 115mph. when you start getting into that lane, you have a 100, 115, 120, you start to worry about structural damage. when you're talking about winds gusting 60, 70, or even 70 or 80mph, most homes and buildings can sustain those winds. certainly damaged, by in terms of compromising the structure of
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worrying about the collapsing, it typically doesn't happen in a 60, 70, 80 range, which most of florida's coastline has seen below 100 so far with the exception of cape canaveral. if there is one silver lining, if the eye has been persistently off shore. we'll continue off shore. the national weather service and national hurricane center does expect this track the basically parallel the coastline about 25 miles off the coast. do expect hurricane-force conditions to extend up into jacksonville and the i too, is you're pinning with the east wind out ahead of that eye, you're pinning a lot of water in toward the coastline, so we do expect coastal flooding with that storm surge along northeastern florida, georgia, into south carolina. limited effects across new england. we'll talk more on that forecast coming up in a few. >> christa: chris, thank you. matthew has left more than 200,000 people without power. transformers exploding. trees and power lines are down. we have another live report from florida coming up in just about 15 minutes.
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over the danielle gersh. any problems on the roads? >> danielle: we're only watching one accident. we're watching one accident, we'll take you. there the right lane is blocked at the whittier bridge. it's not causing any major delays. 93 southbound heading into town, stop and go. route 1 not looking too bad. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, almost a half hour this morning. route 3, 24, 95 not too problem-free heading in and out of town this morning. will rest take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out door. 25 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 13 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 24 minutes this morning. and the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: breaking story from overnight, crews battling a fire at a home in hopedale. you can see the flames tearing through the front of the house
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night on glendale road. took those firefighters about 45 minutes to get that fire under control. >> christa: let's check out other news for you this morning. the superintendent of schools saying that a member of medford high has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, but they're not saying whether it's a student or a staff member. state health officials say t.b. is difficult to spread in a school environment, because it would require more close contact for more of an extended period of time. the protest problems in are upset as the mbta fiscal board votes the privateize their cash collection department. on thursday, the board approved a five-year, multimillion dollar contract with a company out of virginia. officials say the deal would replace union workers and save the company nearly $9 million in the first year. seven union workers were arrested. boston's carmen's union. the president says they'll continue to fight that decision that was made. >> kris: there is a high school soccer scandal brewing.
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resigned following a practice drill that some thought was inappropriate. according to parents, a girl on the team was asked to perform an exercise known as the bear crawl. 2 school superintendent would only say the drill caused confusion and concern and that the situation did not reflect the core values of the district. >> it's really metioned up how he singled out one girl. >> it's too bad. it's bad situation that it had to come to that. >>ri insists he didn't do anything wrong and he's received an outpouring of support from the community. >> christa: still ahead, a murder mystery in a quiet bay state town. police whan to know who brutally attacked an elderly couple inside their home. we have a live report coming up. ism and we're talking politics this morning. donald trump and hillary clinton taking their campaigns to new hampshire. >> christa: there is major change in tolerates. it may surprise you. it may surprise you. we have details coming up.
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quickly denied it. >> this has nothing to do with sunday. we're just here because we just wanted to be here. and hillary frankly, they talk about debate prep. that's not debate prep. she's resting. she's resting. >> christa: a new poll has clinton and trump basically tied up in the granite state, but experts say sunday's debate is a must-win for trump. so hillary clinton, according to her campaign, is taking time off the prepare for the next debate. will work from home. bernie sanders will campaign for clinton in new hampshire today, talking about her plans for the economy. don't forget. 's dan hausle will be there for sunday night's showdown out in st. louis. we'll have live reports right here on 7. >> kris: new this morning, many drivers will be paying less than expected when the electronic tolling begins in massachusetts. drivers later this month are being prepared for it. according to the "globe," new
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>> christa: it's 6:45. hurricane matthew is bringing powerful winds and rain to the florida coast. some real concern that it could produce deadly storm surges. >> kris: so matthew has been downgraded to a category three, still a very strong major hurricane. national hurricane center says it remains extremely dangerous despite that slight decrease in winds still at 120mph.
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more hours of hurricane conditions. >> christa: right now 300,000 people are without power. there are downed trees and power lines, posing big problems. look here. you can see sparks flying from these downed power lines in south impeach. utility crews say it could take days, maybe weeks to restore power to everybody. let's get the latest from daytona beach. here's 7's jay gray. >> jay: here are the conditions in daytona beach. coming down. that surf continuing to grow across the beach here as the storm churns its way up the coast. moving along the florida coast, matthew is in many areas overwhelming. >> we're already starting to see the impact, and it's a monster. >> jay: violent winds, sheets of rain and growing surf with the potential in some areas of a storm surge up to 11 feet. >> i am begging you at this point to understand the
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that is not something you want to get caught up in. >> jay: electricity has become a luxury for many in the strike zone. tens of thousands have lost power, and that number is expected to grow. more than 11 million along the east coast are currently under a hurricane warning, airports across the region closed, businesses boarded up, and shelters filling up. >> i lived in florida all my life, so i know how bad it can get. >> jay: it's bad now and likely will get even worse. emergency officials say the storm is an extreme threat to life and property and warn its impact will be devastating to catastrophic in some areas with as many as ten million possibly losing power for weeks. the extreme conditions in florida a warning now for those in georgia, north and south carolina as matthew continues to move along the east coast.
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that is the latest live here in daytona beach. now back to you. >> christa: all right. so we're definitely not out of the woods yet as this continues to hook around. 300 miles wide this storm is. >> kris: and staying right off the coast, fortunately, the eye. if you're looking for silver linings, chris, the eye not crossing over land is what that is. >> christa:>> chris: perform stl causing a lot of damage across the east coast of florida. in terms of some of those terms that have been thrown out, catastrophic, things like, that you would really need the eye along the coastline and produce widespread 100-plus miles per hour winds. we have not seen that widespread. we've seen a lot of 60 to 70-mile-per-hour gusts. but the 100 plus right now has been confined, at least as of right now to, cape canaveral. we've seen gusts of 100, 102, 107. that's who is bearing the brunt of the storm. plus still a storm surge and still hurricane-force wind gusts along the northern coast of the
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of concern for damage as it works its way up the coastline. with a storm surge coming in, low-lying areas likely inundated with ocean waters. it makes that turn off the carolina coastline. that will continue to get kicked out and suppressed to the south and east of us. in terms of temperatures, with all that sunshine, we'll warm up nicely, we can work out okay, a few showers saturday night into sunday morning. >> christa: so the storm has already moved true -- through the bahamas and its roof ripped apart. winds are topping 125mph causing a lot of destruction on the islands. we'll have much more on that in a moment. so first, though, let's get a check of the roads. danielle gersh is here with us now for that. >> kris: good morning, christa. >> chris: . >> danielle: happy friday, everyone. things not too bad out there. traffic certainly slowing down. here's a look heading into town this morning. 93 pretty much stop and go back to 495.
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we're watching a couple incidents. this right lane blocked here. this is in newburyport, 95 southbound at the woodier bridge. not a lot of red around that. so it's not causing any major delays. also in the median, we have a disabled vehicle. this is woburn, 93 southbound at dascomb road. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, 26 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: police continue following matthew. we have new video overnight of the storm damage. let's get over the nancy chen with moron >> nancy: kris, good morning to you. it's hard to tell how difficult the damage is as first responders have trouble getting out with these incredibly treacherous conditions. however, there are plenty of reports of downed power lines, house fires and serious destruction. matthew has arrived. overnight the storm unleashing its fury along the florida coast. violent winds, driving rain, and in port salerno, trees whipping
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damage already coming in. a tree landing on this home in vero beach, street signs ripped down, and it's expected to get worse. most streets empty. cities and towns abandoned. but there are life-threatening conditions on the roads. this pick-up truck crashing into a ditch in jacksonville. >> sparks are flying into the air. >> nancy: wicked winds also bringing power problems inch in south palm beach, a power line hit a tree, sparks flying. you can see a light flickering outside this hotel in juno beach. businesses boarded up with one message: god help us. matthew is expected to travel north, hitting georgia as well as the carolinas. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: thank you, nancy. stay with 7news as matthew continues pushing its way across the southeast. you can track the storm online at whdh.com or by using our
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morning. a serious crash that happened off 495 south. we're told this vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree and then caught fire. it was just destroyed. we're waiting on any word on injury this morning. also breaking a man rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed in roxbury. according to ems, the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. is far police have not made any arrests. right now police in orange are searching for a suspect after an elderly man was kill, his wife investigators say it all started with a home invasion. 7's nicole oliverio is live in orange with the latest on this tragic story. nicole? >> nicole: kris, police still searching for a suspect. no arrests, but it happened inside a home on river street and orange late wednesday night. according to police, they say this began as a home invasion. what remains unclear is what the suspect was allegedly after from inside the home and how was every man and woman were
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wednesday night. they actually have some roads blocked off and put the schools in lock your yesterday. only because the suspect was still at large, not because they didn't believe this was an isolated incident. so that elderly woman also rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries that remained unclear what her condition is again this morning, but right no shave november arrests. that's the latest live in orange. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now for allegedly wearing this clown mask and sponsoring a school bus filled with kids. he told police he was joking around, but no one seems to be laughing about this at all. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan with reaction live in auburn for us today. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. auburn police are seeking charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace against this man. this happened earlier this week. police say the man followed a school bus home and then followed some kids who got off that bus. they were so scared they hid
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we heard about these creepy clown sightings in communities across the country. one person in auburn says her son was so squared, he didn't go to school the next day. >> kris: the fact that you're driving with a mask on behind the car, by yourself, and following the school bus of all things, just put the elements together. it's scary without even looking at the mask. ism and while police are working out the charges, they're not identifying the man right now. morning. jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: red sox looking to rebound in game two today in cleveland. boston got out in front early, the indians, but rick porcello struggled a bit, gave it all back and then some, and that's the swing of the bat there, the indians helping three home runs in the third inning went on the win this game, 5-4.
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tomorrow. i'm pretty sure my teammates will, too. so let's get a win. >> kris: sox send david price to the mound for game two, which starts at 4:30 this afternoon. tom brady back and ready for his return this weekend. but the patriots' quarterback not tom one making a comeback in sunday's game against the cleveland browns. defensive lineman rob ninkovich returning to the practice field after serving his four-game suspension. he's testing positive for a banned substance. the players players gives them an extra chip on their shoulder. >> when you play the game, you have to have a chip. everybody has a chip. you might be a barbecue guy. i might be a sour cream and onion guy, but as long as you have your chip, that's what gets you through the game. odell looks like a pringle guy -- goodell looks like a pringle guy. i don't consider those chips. >> christa: come on. >> kris: i'm a dorm row toes guy. >> christa: one of brady's
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was limited in practice. he had a foot injury. trey daerr will be leefl in cleveland for coverage of the big game. it's all about cleveland. >> kris: sox will be flying to cleveland for game three while the patriots are playing. >> christa: we're hoping for better things. 4:30 game town. >> chris: sitting on the couch on sunday. pats followed by the sox. whether your eat pringles or chips. the next day and a half, this front likely delivering some pressing that south of us. showers in here saturday night into early on sunday morning. cooler second half of the weekend. blue skies prevailing on monday. looks good middle part of next week, as well. >> christa: ready for that. chris, thanks so much. today show is straight ahead. i'm kris anderson. >> kris: that's the latest on hurricane matthew. enjoy your weekend.
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good morning. breaking news. hurricane matthew slamming florida's east coast right now as a major category 3. the strongest storm to hit that state in a decade. wind gusts up to 115 miles per hour. power knocked out to hundreds of thousands. a sandy-like storm surge expected. airports, schools, famed theme parks all shut down, and the worst is still to come "today," friday, october 7th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," hurricane matthew, with

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