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>> nancy: plus donald trump says his shackles are off. his first target his fellow republicans. >> this is "7news today in new england." >> nancy: 5:05 on the dot this wednesday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm nancy chen in for sarah. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. are you getting ready for chillier temperatures and getting used to it? >> nancy: i've got to the point, i've been bringing out the jackets and coats from last year. it's such a nice surprise. last year. it's past nancy rewarding present nancy. >> danielle: we definitely need it in the morning, but by the afternoon it's nice and pleasant, so best of both worlds right now. current temperatures out there mostly upper 30s and into the 40s. boston at 49. so it's definitely a warmer morning than yesterday, but still definitely chilly. you need the sweaters for today. and system of those clouds are helping. on the more mild side this morning.
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be as bad. by this afternoon, temperatures going to be pretty close to where they should be for this time of year in the mid to upper 60s. inland is where you'll find those upper 60s. here's the temperature trend for next couple days. head entering tomorrow, we're close to 70. friday enter the weekend into the upper 50s. and then also tomorrow, we have to talk about a chance for some rain. back to you, guys. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. time now for a check of the roads with fast track traffic. here's kris anderson. >> kris: danielle is hey, everybody. happy wednesday. this is south of town. you see the expressway. traffic is light. that's good news. let's go to the maps. lots of green, which is what we like to see. only eight minutes from the split up to the tunnel. smooth sailing all the way, 3, 24, 95 connecting with 128, all looking good. the pike smooth sailing all the way in past framingham enter boston. no back-ups or delays, and north of town, 93 free and clear, and route 1 in saugus, no issues there, as well.
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split to the tunnel 10 minutes. 128 to 93, 11 minutes and 11 minutes 128 to the zakim. >> christa: breaking news about police investigating a serious crash in natick on speen street late last night. you see the front of that car was smashed in there. one vehicle reportedly caught on fire, as well, but we don't have any word on any injuries at this point. >> nancy: also breaking, one person is seriously injured after an s.u.v. crashes into a radio station in rhode island. it happened just after midnight. that building heavily damaged. no word if the station will be on air today. programming is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. >> christa: and developing right now, boston police investigating after a sexual assault was reported in the south end. they say that a man climbed into a window and apparently attacked two people. >> kris: police searching for clues this morning. 7's nicole oliverio is there live with the latest on the investigation.
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collecting evidence from the alleged victim's apartment. they're also asking the public for help. they were called to an area hospital just around 3:45 yesterday afternoon. that's when they learned of this alleged home invasion and sexual assault, but police say that this happened in the early hours tuesday morning around 4:00 a.m. according to investigators, they say an unknown man entered through a one doe into the alleged victim's home, sexually assaulted the two people inside, now, victims were able to give police just a brief description, and now they're asking the public for help. that's the latest live in boston's south end, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: nicole, thank you. police are still looking for this man who attempted a sexual assault in mission hill. officers say the man seen in this surveillance footage tries to sexually assault a woman near fitzgerald park saturday afternoon. according to police, the man pushed the woman to the ground
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also a driver with a close call in sterling. a tree branch fell right through the windshield of that car. the driver was able to walk away with minor injuries. the police department there posted these pictures on facebook yesterday. they say that that branch fell a few more inches to the left, it could have been a much different outcome. >> christa: and happening right now, f.b.i. is looking into the deadly plane crash in east hartford, connecticut. this morning the "new york times" reporting this crash landing may have been intentional. re >> victoria: huge flames in the middle of main street in east hartford as a small plane comes crashing down short of the airport. >> i was driving, and all of a sudden i saw a plane coming into my right side really low. i knew it wasn't going the make it. >> victoria: a student pilot and instructor were aboard the plane when it crashed attempting to land around 3:45 monday afternoon. >> i seen the plane crash.
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to another and just crashed. there were fire and things. >> victoria: police say the pilot climbed out of the plane with some burn, but the second passenger didn't make it out before the fire started raging. the plane also narrowly missing this gray minivan with a mother and her child inside. >> not a lot of damage to the minivan, but as you would imagine, if you experienced that while you were driving down the road, it would be very unsettling. so they're being cared for at a local hospital. >> victoria: people in the area say it all happened in a matter of s i was like, what was that? i just came out very quick, and i saw all the flame, all the smoke, and all the people just going around. >> victoria: investigators now trying to figure out why this plane came down well short of the runway. >> it's always tragic when you have an incident such as this, but it certainly could have been a lot worse. >> victoria: . >> victoria: , 7news "today in
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>> nancy: police say the driver of this car hit and killed a man in september. they have released surveillance video of the car believed to be a silver or gray honda civic between 2011 to 2013 with large black scur. marks under the right brake light. people calling for change in porter square after a bicyclist is killed in cambridge. people leaving candles and flowers around a white bicycle where the deadly crash happened last week. the 60-year-old lexington man died when he was hit by a tractor-trailer in no charges have been filed. >> christa: to countdown, 27 days to go. donald trump is spending the final weeks of his campaign with republicans. the presidential nominee in an escalating personal feud with house speaker paul ryan. trump says that he's breaking free. he says the shackles have been taken off. let's go back and join 7's kris anderson, and he has more on this war of words between the
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previous supporters, and against donald trump. >> kris: donald trump back to his old ways. his latest tweets against hillary clinton and republicans. he tweeted, "so nice that the shackles have been taken off me." >> hillary clinton doesn't have the fortitude, strength or stamina to lead in our world. >> kris: a senior adviser said a new ad released by the trump campaign on tuesday night a peek at what's to come in the final days. can't get enough of it, holding up signs and wearing shirts we can't show on television. >> if hillary clinton gets in, i myself, i'm ready for a revolution. >> kris: both trump and clinton in florida on tuesday. >> we've created a lot of jobs, if you don't vote for me, i'm going to be very angry at you. cry kris clinton getting support from former vice president al gore. >> please take it from me, every
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every single vote counts. >> let's focus on what's really important in this election and in your future and the future of our country. >> kris: president obama sounding off for the first time on donald trump's caught-on-tape comments about women in north carolina. >> i too believe in forgiveness and redemption, but that doesn't mean i'm going to elect the person president. >> kris: hillary clinton will be at rallies las vegas today. trump will continue to try to gather support now in florida. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. meantime, the spouse of democratic vice presidential candidate tim kaine will be up in new hampshire today to campaign for hillary clinton and talk about her plan for early childhood education. >> nancy: 5:08. we're just getting started. coming up, cause for concern.
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investigation by police for the place popular with kid he was recently spotted in. >> christa: you trust them to keep your kids safe, but sometimes day cares have a hidden history. we have an investigation with hank phillippi ryan. >> danielle: and temperatures near average. we have a chance of slight showers tomorrow to talk about coming up. >> kris: good news is there's no showers for us to deal with during the morning commute. smooth sailing south of town on the expressway roadways coming up. ? keep on smiling with dunkin's delicious reese's peanut butter doughnut square. frosted with chocolate and filled with reese's peanut butter buttercream. taste the fave you crave today.
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shorts. i got a lot of weird looks, danielle, but it felt good. >> chris:. >> danielle: i thought it was gorgeous. i walked the dog to the farmer's market. i enjoyed the sunshine. it's fall-like and festive. we have that in store today, too. currently 49 in boston. not as chilly this morning. definitely still going to need the jackets, though, an your dew points in the mid-40sen those winds out of the south and southwest. current temperatures out the door. 40 in plymouth. still 38 in norwood. so we still do have some of os it's still a cool morning. 49 in boston. 41 in bedford. here's the 24-hour temperature change. most spots anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees warmer this morning. out along the cape, though, that's where those temperatures are actually cooler than they were yesterday. the winds are calm. they'll be on shore throughout much of the day today. so because of that, along the coast, temperatures going to be a little bit cooler today, but still we're going to shape up those temperatures pretty close to average for this time of year in the mid-60s.
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and some of that cloud cover out there, that's helping to keep those temperatures more on the mild side this morning. but we will have mostly sunshine looking ahead at your forecast for the day today. tomorrow will be different, though. more cloud cover, patchy fog in the morning hours, and that's when we also have a chance to see some light showers, as well. so tomorrow morning, it will stay mostly cloudy throughout the day. and then this is the front that we'll watch pass by tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening. and this could bring another chance to see some showers, but then after saturday and for your weekend, high pressure is back with us. it looks like i'm showing you a blank map, nothing but sunshine. we're in good shape. hurricane nicole now a category two hurricane, passing winds of 100mph. this will impact bermuda as we head enter tomorrow. it's moving north and northwest at 7mph. hurricane warnings in effect for bermuda. and then this will head out to sea. so we're not expecting this to have any impact here at home.
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rain chance for tomorrow, we're dry heading into friday, saturday and your weekend. so for today, really average temperatures. clouds to sunshine. temperatures 64 to 68 degrees. another pleasant day. for tonight, the clouds increase showers after midnight. and then tomorrow morning, not going to be as cold, but it's going to be a cloudy day. and then we'll watch that front pass by tomorrow afternoon. temperatures upper 60s into the low 0s. here's your 7 on 7 forecast. after we get through the slight shower chance tomorrow, friday enter the wnd temperatures in the 50s, and then overnight saturday and sunday, chilly. >> christa: danielle, thank you. right now we are digging deeper into some local day cares and their hidden history. parents want to know just about everything there is to know about their child's day care. but getting information wasn't always easy. >> nancy: absolutely. sometimes parents are left in the dark to wonder, so this morning hank investigates. >> hank: when roxanne tried to
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knew the stakes could not be higher. >> the most important information of my life is the safety of my child. >> hank: she's seen the horrifying day care stories, in northborough, an unsupervised child wanders out the door. in bridgewater, allegations of child rape. in dorchester, a two-year-old falls off the roof and dies. roxanne figured checking with massachusetts day cares would be easy, but when she searched online for officia >> i feel like i was completely in the dark. >> hank: unlike new hampshire, connecticut, and maine, massachusetts does not provide day care inspection records online. experts say in these days of instant access, parents looking for day care histories should not be hitting information roadblocks. >> i think there's something broken in the system. >> hank: how broken? the state's early education web site instructs parents to call
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area. i'm seeking help just like a parent. do you have day care inspection reports. i made inquiries about eight given day cares. three time we were properly given inspection histories. one office informed us we need a subpoena to get information. a subpoena? that's wrong. and four times -- just leaving you another message -- no one from the state ever returned our call. i'm looking for information about a couple day cares. when we as channel 7 asked for the reports from those four day histories parents would have wanted to know. no criminal background check, child left alone, not enough adult, not enough supervision. when the parents are left in the dark, where does that leave the children? >> it could leave the children at risk. >> does your child's day care have a hidden history? even if you try your west the find out, you may never know. >> there are people out there
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lifesaving. >> hank: when we asked the state why inspection reports aren't online now, they would only say federal law requires they start posting by november 2017. but even when that begins, past records will not be included, so some day cares will still have hidden histories. in the newsroom, i'm hank phillippi ryan. >> nancy: that's incredibly aggravating. >> christa: i hope they can make some changes. >> nancy: absolutely. up nextn announcement on the future of red sox manager john farrell, how long he will be staying around fenway park. >> christa: also making a run for freedom, law enforcement
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>> danielle: good morning. happy wednesday, everyone.
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not quite as chilly as it was yesterday. looking outside, we have some high clouds over us. it's helping shield the really cool temperatures we saw yesterday. so currently boston in the upper 40s. some spots still in the upper 30s. if you're headed out this morning, certainly need the jacket. but by this afternoon along the coast, upper 60s. temperatures going to be really average. lots of sunshine on the way. tomorrow we'll increase the cloud cover and have to talk about the chance for some light showers. back to you, guys. >> joe amorosino. >> joe: the red sox have a long list of decisions to make this off season, but less than 24 hours after getting swept out of the playoffs by the cleveland indians, the team is sure of one thing already: they want john farrell become as their manager next year. >> general farrell will be our manager for 2017. >> joe: dave dombrowski addressing no -- wasting no time
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>> john has didn't a fine job this year. i've been happy working with him myself. i think he has the respect of the clubhouse. we played hard. we had a good season. we won the division. we communicate well with one another. >> joe: the red sox president of baseball operations says addressing his manager's future now rather than later was at the top of his to-do list. >> i think it's important going forward. he's very well respected. it gives him the clear mind he needs along with his staff t >> joe: farrell's players have cleared out their lockers before dombrowski's decision came down, but they made it clear he's the right guy for the job. >> his door is always open. he gets there early. he stays late. he welcomes guys to come in and talk to him if they have a problem or whatever it is. >> joe: john farrell locked in for 2017, but dave dombrowski says he cannot commit to 2018 without first discussing that
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reporting in the newsroom, joe amorosino, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: for the second straight year, the chicago cubs are moving on to the nlcs. the cubs rally the beat the giants in game four. chicago scored four times to win the game in the ninth and take the series. they will play the dodgers or the nationals in the nlcs. the cubs have not won the n.pennant since 1935 and they have not won the world series since 1908. devin mccourty showing off his lip-syncing skills as he does his part the battle a rare blood disorder. ? let it go. let it go ? let it go let it go ? >> christa: he competed in a lip-sync battle against patients at boston's children's hospital tuesday. he was there to raise money to
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close to home. >> my aunt has sickle cell disease, and growing up, seeing her battle, the things she went through, not many people know about the disease. it's not a very popular disease. but if you get the disease, it affects your life. >> christa: corey says some of his teammates will join him at another event to help raise money to battle the disease, as well. >> nancy: that is fantastic. >> christa: really getting >> nancy: with a shower cap. all right. coming up next at 5:30, no laughing matter here. a local police department with a strong message after the recent string of clown-related incidents. >> christa: also looks like all that pok?mon go you played over the summer may have paid off. we'll let you know how. >> nancy: an were to make-up
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>> nancy: now at 5:30, demanding action after a convicted rapist is spotted in a public library. weymouth police say they are warning this man the keep away from children, but parents say that's not enough. >> christa: and the bay state's transgender law is in jeopardy this morning. how two groups opposing the law are now taking action. >> nancy: and what's in the water? the important message about the fort point channel. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good welcome to the middle of the week. it's 5:30. i'm delmarva. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen. let's get a check of the forecast with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. we made it to wednesday. outside now, we have some high clouds over us. that's helping keep the temperatures on the more mild side. it's stale chilly morning, but not quite as chilly as it was yesterday. current temperatures upper 30s and low 40s mostly. boston a warm spot at 49 right now, but it's 39 down along the cape. so school bell forecast for this
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gloves, the jacket heading out the door this morning. outdoor recess, more sunshine heading into the lunchtime, and then coolest at the coastline. those temperatures in the low 60s along the coast. but upper 60s inland. really an average day. tomorrow increasing clouds, patchy fog, the chance to see some really light passing showers throughout the day. nonetheless, though, it's not going to be sunny like it has been. and those temperatures going to be closer to 70 degrees. and then friday and saturday, the sunshine return, temperatures cooler, too, more on your forecast co >> christa: your eyes are not deceiving you. danielle is doing weather, kris is doing traffic. multitalented you folks are. >> kris: thank you, christa. we're just trying to make sure everyone is paying attention this morning. pay attention to the roadways. you're in good shape if you're headed out. this is south of town. 93 the expressway headed into boston. one accident to tell you about at 24 and 495 in the bridgewater area, northbound lane, there is a crash that could cause some back-ups. this is north of town on the leverett connector, 93 coming
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no real issues to tell you about. there let's check out route 1 in saugus an see what it's looking like. this is what we like the see. unfortunately it's not going to stay that way, but if you're headed out right now, you're in pretty good shape. show you the drive times to show you what you're dealing with if you're walking out the door. split to the tunnel, only ten minutes. 128 to 39, t.b. 12 time, there 12 minutes, and 128 to the zakim just 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's get a check of your top stories. s be police investigating after a sexual assault was reported in window and attacked two people who were inside that apartment at the intersection of clarendon and columbus streets. police say this all happened early tuesday morning and officials say the suspect was last seen running away from the scene. right now police are investigating a deadly plane crash that happened in east hartford, connecticut. investigators say that a flight instructor was killed when the plane slammed into a utility pole, trying to land on monday afternoon. and according to the "new york
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landing was intentional. the sole survivor reportedly telling police the crash was not an accident. he suffered burns but is expected to be okay. also one person was seriously injured after an s.u.v. crashed into a radio station in woonsocket, rhode island. this was just after midnight at news talk 1380. the building was heavily damaged. no word if the station will be on air today, but program is scheduled at least to begin at 6:00. >> nancy: happening now, community concerns on the yesterday we told you about a convicted rapist who had been released, putting neighbors on england, but now police in a second community have reported an alarming incident. amanda hill has turned her anger into action. she's organizing online petition now that level-three sex offender richard gardner has moved into her weymouth neighborhood. >> i strongly believe that all level three sex offenders should be on a g.p.s. monitoring device if they're allowed parole. >> nancy: gardner was
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raping children in the 1980s. a sentence of 190 years was overturned on appeal. last week he was let out on parole and proved into his parents home on chandler street. on tuesday, police visited the home, checking to see if gardner is living where he's registered. this follows a series of incidents over the weekend. fireworks at father bill's homeless shelter in quincy told gardner to leave when he showed up on saturday. he was also cited for entering the quinn library where gardner was spotted using in quincy there is a city ordinance that prohibits high-risk sex offenders from entering city libraries without prior permission. >> your home is supposed to be somewhere where you can relax, and we're not relaxed at all. >> nancy: adding to concern, people in weymouth say gardner was spotted peering over a fence. worried neighbors have added dog signs to their homes as well as alarm systems. what they want is laws changed. >> the justice system is just out of whack. this guy shouldn't be allowed on the street.
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>> nancy: and gardner will appear in court in connection with the incidents over the weekend. >> christa: right now police are looking for a robber on the run in chicopee. investigators say he broke into a computer store over the weekend and this is the second time he's apparently targeted a local business. >> nancy: police are investigating this morning after a body was found next to a park in manchester, new hampshire. officers discovered the body in a wooded area tuesday afternoon. that park is also near an elementary school. investigators are still trying to determine how the person died. voters here in massachusetts will have the opportunity to weigh in on the state's new transgender rights law. opponents have submitted enough signatures now to get a recall effort on the 2018 ballot. the transgender rights law allows a person to use a public restroom that core responds to his or her gender identity. governor baker signed it into law back in july. new details now on a crash that killed five teenagers up in vermont.
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the highway was charged with assaulting his girlfriend here in massachusetts back in 2014. steven burgoin also allegedly threatened to bury her if she told anyone or tried the take their young daughter away while they were living in salisbury. he now faces several charges in connection with the crash that happened over the weekend. and the 80-year-old man who drove the wrong way on the mass pike in newton will be cited. he was not arrested, but he will be in court for wrong-way driving and lane he was treated for minor injuries after crashing his car into the median this week. three other drivers were involved in the crash but luckily no one else was hurt. >> nancy: a new hampshire police officer is facing drunk driving charges in connection with a crash on 95 in hampton. police say christopher dilworth was drunk when he dove over the median and slammed enter the guard rail. he has been charged with driving while intoxicated. and a wild scene in stoughton as man accused of attempted murder faced the judge
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removed to a holding area during his arraignment on tuesday. police say the 18-year-old was involved in a shooting inside a cvs last month, and police are arresting two other teens allegedly involved in the shooting. the victim was seriously injured. he's being held on $250,000 bail. >> christa: the fort point channel now home to a new art installation. the safety orange swimmers or s.o.s. exhibit features more than 20 orange foam people fl the floating art is to represent the refugee crisis around the world. police in dartmouth are addressing those recent reports of scary clown sightings from across the country. >> hey, you the clown that was scaring the kids back there? >> maybe i was, maybe i was. what are you going to do about it? what are you going to do about it, tough guy?
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posted this p.s.a. on its facebook page tuesday. the video ends with a message: remember, if you want to act like a clown, you're going the treat you like one. personally i've always been freaked out by clowns. it just adds to it. >> nancy: what is that music that was playing? >> christa: circus music. [whistling] >> nancy: there you go. still ahead on 7news, customer complaints result in one of the biggest fines ever levied on a cable company. >> christa: and some people tim tebow helps a fan who has a seizure after his baseball game. >> nancy: plus banning breakfast favorites from your table. why you have to avoid some popular foods in the morn, but that sure does look good. >> danielle: that does. bring it on over. and if you're headed out the door, it's another cool morning. temp chirs around 40. by this afternoon, lots of sunshine again today, and average in the mid-60s. tomorrow a slight chance for some slight showers. we'll talk about that coming up.
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little bit this morning. this is south of town on the expressway because of an accident right near the o'neill tunnel. we'll have a complete look at the roadways and show you what your commute is looking like coming up. i just want what's best for my kids. when i hear arguments that massachusetts needs more charter schools, i think: what about the students in all of our schools? every new charter takes away more money from the existing public schools. that's 400 million dollars, just last year. we can't afford to drain even more money from our kids' schools because they're already losing so much. i'm not just standing up for my own kids; i'm fighting for yours, too.
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kelly ayotte: let's be honest - both donald trump and hillary clinton are far from perfect... and i'm not perfect either. but when partisan politicians shut down the government, i led the fight to reopen it. i've worked to find solutions to new hampshire's heroin epidemic. and i've crossed the aisle to protect new hampshire's clean air and clean water. i've been called a problem solver by independent groups, and ranked as one of the most bipartisan senators. i'm kelly ayotte - and i approve this message, because whether i'm working with
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. >> christa: 5:41. a look at what's trending online, tebow racing to the rescue on the baseball diamond. after his debut in the arizona fall baseball league, he helped a fan. tebow was signing autographs and the man collapsed. tebow stayed with him until the paramedics collapsed. the man later said georgia bulldogs fan. tebow went to florida, georgia's archrival, but it ended up well. >> nancy: and time to moo-ve on the highway. cattle on the move in louisiana, racing down the highway alongside traffic after cows escape from a trailer there. it took police two hours to wrangle those animals. >> christa: and cover girl
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james charles will now be the new face of the cosmetics brand as it's first male ambassador. charles says that one part of his new role will be appearing in a tv commercial. his school picture went viral for how flawless people say the picture looked. ism and we have a lot to get to this morning, everything you need to know and go is up next, including putting the brakes on bad behavior behind the wheel. who has the biggest influence on your team's driving decisions. surprise you. >> an we're live in boston's south end. police searching for a suspect after they say man break into a woman's apartment and sexually assaulted her. >> christa: all right, nicole. groundbreaking new search revealing what's really behind the surge in child welfare cases here in massachusetts.
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>> christa: all right. good morning to you. 5:45. time for everything you need the start off your wednesday morning. >> nancy: here's what you need to know and go. today, first up, danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, nancy. another cool morning. not quite as chilly as yesterday. and boston currently sitting at 49 degrees. dew point in the mid-40s as well. but some spots in those 30s, like norwood, new bedford, even out along the cape. so again, you need the jacket and the sweater if you're heading out the door this morning, but you're not going to need it by the time this afternoon rolls around.
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so along the coast, temperatures going to be a little bit cooler. satellite and radar does show some high clouds over us this morning, and that's what's helping keep the temperatures a little bit more mild than they were yesterday. so it's not quite as chilly out there. looking ahead, lots of sunshine on the way for today. much like yesterday, tomorrow is really when we'll start the notice those changes. and overnight tonight, enter tomorrow morning, we'll increase the cloud cover, wake up to some patchy fog, along with the chance to see some light showers tomorrow afternoon and evening with this front that will pass by. overall, for the rain tomorrow, it doesn't look like it will amount to much. we're not talking about anything like what we saw on sunday. and then by friday into the weekend, the high pressure is back with us, and more sunshine is on the way. so kind of a little lull we have to get through. 7 on 7 forecast, for today, temperatures mid-60s, close to average. we'll watch the chance for some light showers tomorrow, and those temperatures will be up near 70.
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we're cooling things off into the upper 50s. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. time now for fast track traffic with kris anderson. >> kris: happy wednesday, everyone. there are some traffic troubles we're dealing with this morning. first up, south of town, you see the slowdown. it looks a little more congested than is typical. that's because there is an accident between mass avenue and the o'neill tunnel in the northbound lane. that's causing some additional back-ups than what we're typically used to seeing at 5:45 a.m. let's go to the let's head north of town. you see some slow going there. there is an accident at 93 southbound at route 110 in methuen. that could cause you some problems, as well. route 1 in saugus now, take a look and see how traffic is moving along. there it is. you don't see a lot of traffic. that's a good sign. you see some cars heading into boston, starting to back up a little bit as you get closer to the city, but nothing too serious to tell you about. there is one other accident that's in bridgewater, route 24 northbound right at 495. that one doesn't look to be too
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not too many delays. quick look at your drive times to show you what you're dealing with if you're headed out the door right now. split to the tunnel, additional delay, 19 minutes. 12 minutes 128 to 93, and 13 minutes 128 to the zakim. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right. 5:48 your time. and developing right now, boston police investigating after a sexual assault was reported in the south end. they say that a man actually climbed into a window and attacked two people. >> nancy: police searching for clues this morning, and 7's nicole oliverio is there live with the latest on the investign. arrests this morning, and police are now asking the public for help. this after they say at around 4:00 yesterday morning a man apparently break into this alleged victims house going through the win deand then sexually assaulted the two people inside. it wasn't about 12 hours later, though, that police found out about this attack through one of those nearby hospitals. the scene was somewhere near
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police spent hours collecting evidence from that apartment. the victims were able to give a brief description of the suspect, but again, police are asking anyone with information to give them a call. live in the south end, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: also this morning, a providence man facing a judge in connection with an alleged assault at a group home in norton. police say that andre scott repeatedly hit and shot three residents at the judge wattenberg center back in july. after missing an original court date. scott was fired after the group home says other employees noticed bruises on the victim's eyes. scott has been charged with assault and battery. >> nancy: man is facing charges for a robbery. he has been involved in six robberies in the last three months. investigators say the 46-year-old even tried the rob the same 7-eleven four times. he has been charged with armed robbery. >> christa: and new this
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substance abuse is the primary factor in child abuse and neglect cases that have been investigated by d.c.f. in massachusetts. according to the "herald," substance abuse has been linked to more than 14,000 cases or about 30% of the total reports from march through late september. domestic violence is the second most common factor followed by mental health problems. a man who was released from prison in the wake of the braintree evidence room scandal has been a according to the "globe," police arrested a quincy man on heroin charge over the weekend. he pleaded not guilty when he was in court tuesday. more than 50 cases had to be thrown out after officials learned thousands of drug samples and other pieces of evidence vanished from that room. >> nancy: two suspects will be in court today as investigators try to understand a murder murder-mystery in orange. 95-year-old thomas hardy was murdered in what police say appears to have been a random home invasion.
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fisher was severely injured in the attack. 23-year-old joshua hart and his girlfriend 27-year-old brittany smith were arrested this past weekend in virginia. they're facing murder charges. police say they stole smith's great grandmother's car days before the deadly attack and the elderly woman says she can't believe what her great granddaughter is accused of doing. >> i don't know. i have no idea. i don't believe they know. i don't know. eventually head back here to massachusetts where prosecutors are expected to discuss a motive. >> christa: happening right now, a man will be formally charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killing of two police officers in california. police say 26-year-old john fear shot and killed two police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call. felix was taken into custody. >> nancy: an autopsy shows a
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system when he died. medical examiners say terrence crutcher's blood tested positive for the hallucinogenic drug pcp. crutcher was shot and killed last month in tulsa after his car broke down and the police officer who shot him was charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection with his death. >> christa: check news cross country this morning. two utility workers are recovering this morning after a huge explosion just outside of chicago. officials say no one was inside the home at the time of the explosion happened in that same building. >> nancy: a hot pursuit in dallas right in the middle of a busy highway. police say it all started when they tried the talk to man inside a department store. so this man allegedly took off, leading police on a high-speed chase. the suspect then apparently bailed out from his car, tried running away right, there crossing several lanes of traffic. police had the use a stun gun to get him to stop. he was taken into custody then
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new this morning a study shows major distractions are causing a number of deadly crashes involving teenage drivers. a a.a.a. study found the number of people killed increased by 10% last year. the main causes are texting or talking on cell phones while driving and speeding. the study also found that parents are setting a bad example for their kids. 7% of the respondents say parents talk on the phone while behind the wheel -- 77%. wrongfully billing customers. the fcc fining the company $2.3 million for charging customers for things they didn't order. this is the largest civil fine for a cable operator. comcast intentionally overcharging customers, they deny the accusations, saying the problems are caused by isolated errors and customer confusion. >> christa: 7 healthcast this morning. even though the pok?mon go craze has died down, the app motivated
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frequently played the game took 26% more steps than they did before the game came out. so we all know, your mom said breakfast the most important meal of the day, but here are some popular foods you might want to avoid: bagels topping the list here. that's the equivalent of four slices of white bread. the white carbs have no value at all. pancake contain empty refined cards and toppinghe sugar rush. granola has a lot of calories with extra sugar, and they say avoid those take-out breakfast sandwiches. they can be grossi and fried. >> nancy: they're all so delicious. a local star moving forward on "the voice." ? won't you please ? >> nancy: dorchester native
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myers' "gravity." courtney says support from friends and family back home has been a big encourage. >> you know, we're boston strong. we're a proud people. and it's just... it's awesome. >> nancy: courtney now advances to the knock-out round. >> christa: she's so talented and so beautiful. i have always loved that song "gravity." i love it even more after hearing her sing it. >> nancy: and that voice is incredible. >> christa: awesome. >> nancy: >> danielle: it's going to be another incredible day. it's not as cold as it was yesterday morning. good news there, current temperatures mostly upper 30s into the low 40s. boston currently the warmest spot on the matt at 49 degrees. so school bell forecast by this afternoon, into the upper 50s, and then highs today going to be near average in the mid-60s. you have chance for some light showers tomorrow. >> christa: stick around for 7news at 6:00 because you trust them to watch your kids when you can't, but how much do you really know about your child's day care?
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have a hidden history. ism also ahead, crews returning to the small plane crash in east hartford, connecticut. cell phone video capturing a fiery scene moments after impacts. >> christa: donald trump stepping up his attacks on the
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the outside corporate interests bankrolling question two are trying to deceive you. here's the truth: every time a new charter school opens, it drains money from the existing public schools. that's 400 million just last year - according to the state's own data. which means real cuts to our kids - in arts, technology, ap classes, pre-school, bus service and more. that's why question two's opposed by the massachusetts pta join them in voting no on question two. >> nancy: breaking overnight, a hard hit for a new england radio station. a driver doing serious damage. >> christa: a woman and her roommate attacked in her south end home. how they say a stranger got inside. >> nancy: a plane plunges out of the sky on to a new england street. the pilot reportedly saying it
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>> christa: donald trump unshackled and on a warpath against his own party while hillary clinton enlist some heavy hitters on the campaign trail. >> nancy: devin mccourty like you've never seen him before. the patriots' safety singing up a storm to help sick kids have fun. ? ?oatd. ?. >> christa: this is 7news "today in new england." good morning. 6:00 a.m. wednesday morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> nancy: and i'm nancy chen playing musical chairs. i'm in for sarah. danielle gersh is in for chris lambert. >> danielle: we're trying to make sure everyone is really paying attention. chris is on a special assignment. current temperatures outside 49 in boston. that's the warmest spot on the map. most places in the upper 30s or low 40s like bedford and beverly. it's another cool morning, even though it's not quite as chilly as it was yesterday morning. and part of the reason for that, these high clouds. they're helping keep things more mild. by this afternoon, though, lots
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recess, lots of sunshine, and around lunchtime, temperatures in the upper 50s. and then highs today will climb into the mid-60s. along the coast, you'll have an on-shore wind. that will be cooler. nonetheless, these temperatures pretty close to where we should be for this time of year. tomorrow we'll increase the cloud cover and also increase the temperatures. along with that, we do have a chance to see system light showers and we'll talk more on that coming up. >> christa: okay, just to confuse you further, kris whatever we can do to help out. >> nancy: good morning, everybody. live look south of town on the expressway. there is an accident we'll show you on the map in just a few minutes. north of town real quick, what the commute is looking like. wide view, leverett connector, 93, coming across the zakim bridge, not looking too, too bad. let's head to those maps. i want to show you a couple problems that have popped up. this is the expressway. there is an accident outside the o'neill tunnel, 93 northbound at the tunnel. that's causing some back-ups.
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incidents. north of methuen. 93 southbound at 110, a crash. there as you get closer, 93 southbound and woburn right at 128. another crash. so that's why you saw some of the backed-up traffic there on 93 on the leverett connector and the zakim bridge, because it's backed up all the way because of pair of accidents on 93. quick look at the drive times to give you a better idea. 26 minutes split to the tunnel. a lot of that because of that accident. 13 minutes 128 to the zakim. back >> nancy: kris, thank you. breaking news. police investigating a serious crash in natick late last night on speen street. you see front of that car smashed in there. one vehicle reportedly caught fire. no word on any injuries. >> christa: also breaking, one person seriously injured after an s.u.v. crashes into a radio station in woonsocket, rhode island. this was just after midnight at news talk radio 1380. the building pretty heavily damaged. no word on whether the station will actually be on air today.
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story in boston's south end. police investigating a report that a woman and her roommate were sexually assaulted in a home invasion. they say this attacker climbed through a rear window in the middle of the night. >> christa: once inside, the man allegedly assaulted both of these. let's head out to the south end. here's 7'sology oliverio. >> nicole: christa, this morning police continue searching for a suspect. no arrests. this alleged assault happened just around 4:00 yesterday morning near the ier columbus avenue and clarin didn't street here in boston's south end. now, this man broke into their apartment, using their rear window, and then sexually assaulted both of the people inside. it wasn't until 12 hours later, though, that police were notified of this attack, where one of those alleged victims was at the hospital. police then continued to collect evidence for several hours from the victim's home. again, they're asking the public for help because those alleged
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brief description of the suspect. that's the latest live in the south end, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: 6:04 your time. we have new details now on a deadly plane crash in connecticut. "the new york times" is reporting that this fiery crash may have been intentional. live to the scene. i know you see 7's victoria warren who is reporting for us. vicki? >> victoria: a lot of questions this morning, and a huge scene behind the question: was this an accident, or was this something intentional? "the new york times" says f.b.i. is investigating, saying several sources told them the pilot who survived said this wasn't an accident and the plane went down in the shadow of an aerospace defense manufacturer called pratt & whitney, described as a critical infrastructure.
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the middle of main street in east hartford as a small plane comes crashing down short of the airport. >> i was driving, and all of a sudden i saw a plane coming into my right side really low. i knew it wasn't going the make it. >> victoria: a student pilot and instructor were aboard the plane when it crashed attempting to land around 3:45 monday afternoon. >> i seen the plane crash. first it hit one pole and then it came to the other and just crashed. you saw fire and things. >> victoria: police say the pilot climbed out of the plane with some burn, but the second passenger didn't make it out before the fire started raging. and her child inside. >> not a lot of damage to the minivan, but as you would imagine, if you experienced that while you were driving down the road, it would be very unsettling. so they're being cared for at a local hospital. >> victoria: people in the area say it all happened in a matter of seconds. >> i was so scared. i was like, what was that? i just came out very quick, and i saw all the flame, all the smoke, and all the people just going around. >> victoria: investigators now trying to figure out why this
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>> it's always tragic when you have an incident such as this, but it certainly could have been a lot worse. >> victoria: now, despite how close this was to that manufacturer, there was no damage there. investigators remain on the scene. they'll be working as soon as the sun comes up to continue going through all of the wreckage. no update on how that plane crash survivor is doing this morning. live this morning in hartford, connecticut, victoria warre >> christa: new video showing the man who is believed to be the suspect in an attempted sexual assault in mission hill. officers say the man you see in this surveillance footage tried to sexually assault a woman near fitzgerald park saturday afternoon. according to police, the man pushed the woman to the ground before running away. >> nancy: police in medford searching for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian. the driver of this car hit and comainld at wellington circle back in september.
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or gray honda civic from between 2011 and 2015 with large, black scuff marks under the right brake light. more than 100 people calling for change for a bicyclist killed in cambridge. people leaving behind candles and flowers around the bicycle where the deadly crash happened last week. the 60-year-old lexington man died when he was hit by a tractor-trailer in porter square last wednesday. no charges have been filed. >> christa: well, countdown 27 days away now, and donald trump declaring himself unshackled and lashing out at his own party, saying they've turned their back on him and now he's going to win without their help. meantime, hillary clinton is bringing in back-up on the campaign trail, teaming up with some familiar faces and a mad dash for support. let's go to 7's kris anderson back with us for more on the campaign. >> kris: christa, good morning. criticism against donald trump continues this morning. moments ago the u.n. human rights chief says if elected
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from an international point of view." the jordanian prince said also that some comments by the republican nominee are deeply unsettling and disturbing. despite the mounting criticism, trump is continuing to fight things out on the campaign trail. donald trump back to his old ways, his latest tweet storm attacking hillary clinton and republicans. he tweeted, "so nice that the shackles have been taken off me." >> hillary clinton doesn't have the fortitude, strength or stamina to lin >> kris: a senior adviser said a new ad released by the trump campaign on tuesday night a peek at what's to come in the final days. die hard trump supporters can't get enough of it, holding up signs and wearing shirts we can't show on television. >> if hillary clinton gets in, i myself, i'm ready for a revolution. >> kris: both trump and clinton in florida on tuesday. >> we've created a lot of jobs, so florida, if you guys don't
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going to be very angry at you. >> kris: clinton getting support from former vice president al gore. >> please take it from me, every single vote counts. every single vote counts. >> let's focus on what's really important in this election and in your future and the future of our country. >> kris: president obama sounding off for the first time on donald trump's caught-on-tape comments about women in north carolina. >> i too believe in forgiveness mean i'm going to elect the person president. >> kris: hillary clinton will be at rallies in colorado and las vegas today. trump will continue to try to gather support now in florida. in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: up next, undisclosed troubles as day cares. why uncovering past problems with your child's day care provider is more difficult than you high think.
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child rapist just released from prison. how a trip to the library ended with police there. >> christa: also the fort point channel turning into a work of art. the meaning behind this eye-catching display. >> danielle: and nice weather on the way again today. this afternoon, temperatures near normal in thed any 60s. we have a chance to see some light showers.
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>> christa: all right. already a balmy 49 degrees in boston. >> nancy: is that what we're calling it now? ey, it's one of the warmer places this morning. >> nancy: apparently once you get into mid-october, we'll take what we can get. >> danielle: yesterday morning
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today it's in the quite as bad. 49 in boston is the warmest number on the map. you'll see that in just a second. highs this afternoon going to be really close to average. and where we should be for this time of year. and then tomorrow, some more clouds, have a slight chance for some light showers. doesn't even look like it will amount to much. and then by friday, heading into the weekend, we're back to sunshine. so here are those current temperatures we were talking about. there's that 49 in boston. it's the warmest spot on the map. most spots in the upper 30s and into the low 40s. so sweater and the jacket if you'ring out this afternoon. winds are calm. they'll be on shore today, so because of that, along the coast, temperatures going to be a little cooler heading into this afternoon. outside right now, we do have some high clouds over us, and this is what's helped keep the temperatures more mild this morning. in comparison to yesterday morning. but still ekholm peg a lot of sunshine by this afternoon. today going to be much like yesterday, but then tomorrow is when you'll start to see some
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and some patchy fog. we could even squeeze out a drizzle tomorrow morning. and then tomorrow evening, we'll watch this from the approach. and we could see some light scattered showers with that front, but then by friday, high pressure sat with us. friday into the weekend, lots of sunshine on the way, looking really nice. heading out to the atlantic, we're still watching nicole, now a category two hurricane packing winds of 100mph. it's moving north-northwest right now at 7mph. and tas thursday, that's when we're expecting it to impact bermuda. that's where hurricane warnings are in effect right now. as you head into the weekend, it looks like it will move out to sea. so here at home after thursday, that shower chance tomorrow, we're dry heading into friday and saturday. for today, lots of sunshine on the way. very average day with highs in the mid to upper 60s. for tonight, the cloud cover increases. we could see some showers beginning after midnight. here's your 7 on 7 forecast. after we get through the kind of
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showers, we're back to sunshine friday with some gusty winds,well. and temperatures in the upper 50s heading into the weekend. >> nancy: thank you very much, danielle. here's kris anderson. >> kris: good news and bad news if you're south of town. good news, that accident by the o'neill tunnel has cleared. if you go to the maps after looking at the traffic on the expressway, you can see the backup as a result of this earlier accident, quincy and the o'neill tunnel area. it's b split to the tunnel. 3 backed up, as well, 24 connecting with 128 and 95, you're going to have issues all throughout there. the good news here on the pike, it's looking good flew framingham. a little slowdown as you get closer into boston, but in real issues the tell you about. there is an accident 93 southbound at 128 in the woburn area. that's causing some back-ups. another accident north of town, as well, up here in methuen. the accident has the left lane blocked. that's causing problems for you, as well. let's go to the drive times and
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with if you're walking out the door. 27 minutes. 128 to 93 just 12 minutes. 128 to the zakim, 14 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: kris, thank you. your child's dare care with past problems, except you have no idea. these stories are terrifying. parents are left in the dark from time to time. >> nancy: how do you know you can trust the people you want to keep your kids safe? hank investigates these hidden histories. pick a day care for her son, she knew the stakes could not be higher. >> the most important information of my life is the safety of my child. >> hank: she's seen the horrifying day care stories, in northborough, an unsupervised child wanders out the door. in bridgewater, allegations of child rape. in dorchester, a two-year-old falls off the roof and dies. roxanne figured checking with -- the section records of massachusetts day cares would be easy, but when she searched
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records, she found nothing. >> i feel like i was completely in the dark. >> hank: unlike new hampshire, connecticut, and maine, massachusetts does not provide day care inspection records online. experts say in these days of instant access, parents looking for day care histories should not be hitting information roadblocks. >> i think there's something broken in the system. >> hank: how broken? the state's early education web site instructs parents to call the eec regional licensing office for your area. so we did. do you have day care inspection reports. i made inquiries about eight given day cares. three time we were properly given inspection histories. great. thank you. one office informed us we need a subpoena to get information. a subpoena? that's wrong. and four times -- just leaving you another message -- no one from the state ever returned or call. i'm looking for information about a couple day cares. when we as channel 7 asked for the reports from those four day cares, they reveal the hidden histories parents would have
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no criminal background check, child left alone, not enough adult, not enough supervision. when the parents are left in the dark, where does that leave the children? >> it could leave the children at risk. >> hank: does your child's day care have a hidden history? even if you try your west the find out, you may never know. >> there are people out there are putting their child in programs that aren't good. this information could be lifesaving. >> hank: when we asked the aren't online now, they would only say federal law requires they start posting by november 2017. but even when that begins, past records will not be included, so some day cares will still have hidden histories. in the newsroom, i'm hank phillippi ryan. >> nancy: i can only imagine how frustrated parents are by this. >> christa: we were talking about, this you do your due diligence, you expect the avert
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can't even get answers. >> nancy: you can't get the access to their histories. still ahead, talking about a dangerous drive. how a driver in sterling managed to survive. >> christa: and the red sox not wasting any time talking about their plans for manager coming up next season. >> nancy: also singing his heart out, the pats' player giving back by picking up the microphone.
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>> danielle: good morning, everyone. another cool morning. most spots in the 40s norwood, taunton, down along the cape. still in the upper 30s, boston our warm spot at 49 degrees. so mostly sunshine on the way again today. high temperatures this afternoon near average. low 60s along the coast. inland temperatures in the upper 60s. back to you, guys.
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long-suffering cubs' fans seeing a glimmer of home after chicago advances in game four. the cub scored four runs in the ninth off of five giants relievers. the cubs now eight wins away from their first world series title since 1908. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: the red sox have a long list of decisions to make this off season, but less than 24 hours after getting swept out of the playoffs by the cleveland indians, the team is sure of one thing already: they want john farrell back as their manager next year. >> john farrell will be our manager for 2017. >> joe: dave dombrowski wasting no time addressing perhaps the red sox's biggest off-season decision, commiting to a skipper for another year. >> general has done a fine job this year. i've been happy working with him myself. i think he has the respect of the clubhouse. we played hard. we had a good season.
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we communicate well with one another. >> joe: the red sox president of baseball operations says addressing his manager's future now rather than later was at the top of his to-do list. >> i think it's important going forward. everyone knows he's our leader. he's very well respected. it gives him the clear mind he needs along with his staff to move forward. >> joe: farrell's players have cleared out their lockers before dombrowski's decision came down, but they made it clear he's the right guy for the job. >> his door is always open. he gets there early. he stays late. he welcomes guys to come in and talk to him if they have a problem or whatever it is. >> joe: john farrell locked in for 2017, but dave dombrowski says he cannot commit to 2018 without first discussing that with ownership. reporting in the newsroom, joe amorosino, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: much more ahead, including come cast being hit with the largest cable fine
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was improperly charging its customers. ism also an outburst in stoughton. an accused shooter combative and threatening officers. >> christa: and tim tebow earning praise for helping a fan
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>> nancy: break overnight, a new england radio station hit hard by >> nancy: more controversy for a child rapist released early from prison. the place he went where he wasn't supposed to be. >> christa: and a close call for a local driver nearly impaled by a tree. >> nancy: a wild police takedown. a man tased on a busy highway. >> christa: and what's in the water. the serious message behind the art installation near boston harbor. >> this is 7news "today in new england." ism just about 6:30 on this wednesday morning. good morning for you.
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i'm nancy chen. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. october 12th. danielle gersh is here with another chilly-lag forecast. danielle? ism it's not as clear as yesterday. good news. good morning, everyone. doing a little bit of musical chairs today. here's a look at the satellite and radar. we have high clouds over us this morning. that's the reason it hasn't been actually as it was yesterday, but still you need the jacket if you're getting ready to head out the door. current temperatures 49 in boston. that's the warmest spot on the map. most of you are in the upper 30s and in the low 40s. upper 30s out the winds are calm, they'll stay that way throughout much of the day. and they're also on shore. so because of that, temperatures along the coast going to be a little cooler in the low 60s, and then other spots going to be in the mid-60s. so pretty close to average for this time of year. tomorrow a chance for some light showers, and a lot more cloud cover out there. temperatures near 70. more on your forecast coming up. back to you, guys. >> nancy: danielle, thank you very much. here's kris anderson now with
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it's crawling on the expressway south of town. it's because of that earlier accident that there was right outside of the o'neill tunnel. let's go to the maps. still about a 31-minute drive from the split up to the tunnel. lots of red, so definitely not the way you'd like the start your day. and that back-up is continuing not so bad on route 3, but 24 is backed up pretty far, and 95 there are some issues, as well, as you connect with 128. the turnpike looking pretty good. there are some slowdowns when you get to framingham, and once you get past, that it's pretty the tollbooth into the city. north of town, there is an accident to tell you about on 93 right in the methuen area, southbound at route 110. that's causing some back-ups. earlier accident in quincy is causing some back-ups there on 93, as well. closer to town, no real incidents. route 1 in saugus, starting to see that typical slowdown you expect to see on a morning commute. let's go to the drive times an show you what you're dealing. with 26 minutes split to the tunnel. that one is fluctuating. we saw 41 minutes earlier. 12 minutes 128 to 93.
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>> christa: all right. a check of your top stories now. boston police are investigating after a reported sexual assault in the south end. a woman says that man climbed into a window early tuesday morning and then attacked her and her roommate. this happened at an apartment at the intersection of clarendon and columbus streets, and the suspect is still on the run this morning. right now the f.b.i. is investigating whether a deadly plane crash in east hartford, connecticut, was intentional. according to "the new york times," the pilot who survived told police accident. investigators say that a student pilot was killed when the plane slammed into a utility pole trying to land on tuesday. the crash also happening just feet from the headquarters of pratt & whitney, an aerospace company that does work with military aviation. and one person was seriously injured after an s.u.v. crashed into a radio station in woonsocket, rhode island. this happened just after midnight at news talk radio 1380. the building was heavily
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ism new details in the release of a child rapist. the convicted pedophile showed up where he wasn't supposed to and parents in weymouth are calling for action. amanda hill has turned her anger into action. she's organizing online petition now that level-three sex offender richard gardner has moved into her weymouth neighborhood. >> i strongly believe that all level three sex offenders should be on a g.p.s. monitoring device if they're allowed parole. >> nancy: gardner was convicted in rhode island and massachusetts of kidnapping anda a sentence of 190 years was overturned on appeal. last week he was let out on parole and proved into his parents' home on chandler street. on tuesday, police visited the home, checking to see if gardner is living where he's registered. this follows a series of incidents over the weekend. officials at father bill's homeless shelter in quincy told gardner to leave when he showed up on saturday. he was also cited for entering
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gardner was spotted using a computer. in quincy there is a city ordinance that prohibits high-risk sex offenders from entering city libraries without prior permission. >> your home is supposed to be somewhere where you can relax, and we're not relaxed at all. >> nancy: adding to concern, people in weymouth say gardner was spotted peering over a fence. worried neighbors have added dog signs to their homes as well as alarm systems. what they want is laws changed. >> the justice system is just out of whack. this guy shouldn't be allowed on the street. he should be locked up forever. >>cy appear in court in connection with the incidents over the weekend. >> christa: new this morning a very close call for a driver in sterling when a tree branch falls through the windshield of that car. the driver was able to balk away with minor injuries. the police department says if that branch fell just a few more inches to the left, things could have been much different here. also happening today, two suspects are due in court, accused of a random attack on an elderly cup until orange.
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brittany smith were arrested over the weekend in virginia. they're both facing murder charges. 95-year-old thomas harty was murdered in what police say appears to have been a random home invasion. his wife, 77-year-old joanna fisher, was severely injured in that attack. the great grandmother of the female suspect says she can't believe what the 27-year-old is accused of doing. >> i can't believe that. she was a nice,al >> christa: the suspects will eventually head back the massachusetts where prosecutors are expected the talk about a possible murder. >> nancy: marquis pierre louis was come battive and threatening court staff. the 18-year-old is being held on bail. he's facing several charges including attempted murder and sexual assault. prosecutors say pierre louis was
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the victim was seriously injured in that case. police have arrested two other teens allegedly involved in that shooting. right now police looking for a robber on the run in chicopee. investigators say he breck into a computer store over the weekend and this is now the second time he has targeted a local business. >> christa: the four-point channel is now the home to a new art installation. and it's called safety orange swimmers or s.o.s. at the fort point channel. what you see here, a floating exhibit. it feature foam people sitting in inner tubes. it's meant to represent the refugee crisis around the world. the orange swimming statues will stay in boston harbor for about six weeks. >> nancy: they sure do look life-like, don't they? >> christa: raising awareness at the same time. absolutely. >> nancy: tim tebow lending a helping hand. the former football player praying for a man in trouble at a baseball game. >> christa: and the move an officer makes to stop a suspect.
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>> christa: back now at 6:40, comcast is now paying the price for wrongfully billing its customers. the fcc is fining the company $2.3 million, the largest fine far cable operator. the feds say the cable giant charged customers for services and equipment they didn't order. comcast, however, denies intentionally overcharging customers, saying the problems were caused by isolated errors and customer confusion. a choking hazard leading to a dog food recall. mars pet care classics filet mignon flavored wet doing food off the store shelves. the company says there is a choking risk because of hard white pieces of plastic that got into the food during the production process. customers should throw out the product or return it. >> nancy: cover girl announcing its first cover boy. social media star james charles will be the new face of the cosmetics brand as it's first male ambassador. charles says one part of his new role will be appearing in a
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his school picture previously went viral for how flawless people say he looked. and tim tebow racing to the rescue on the baseball diamond. after his debut in the arizona fall baseball league, the former quarterback helped a fan who had the seizure. he was signing autographs when this man collapsed. tebow leaned over, touched the man and said a prayer. noon afterward the man stood up feeling better. tebow, there you go. >> christa: special powers there, huh? it's 6:41. we have know and go with top stories. we'll go live to the scene of this fiery crash in connecticut. >> nancy: and we're live in boston's south end where police are searching for a suspect they say broke into a victim's home and sexually assaulted her. >> nancy: also a local police department addressing a clown craze with an interesting p.s.a. >> christa: and a pats' player addressing a problem by singing
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chools lose money to charter schools. that's "absurd," says the boston herald. "outright lies," reports the lowell sun. charter schools "don't siphon off state dollars" from traditional schools, says the boston globe. in fact, public schools get more money. the truth is question 2 will give parents more choices and result in more funding for public education. please vote yes on question 2. for stronger public schools. >> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> christa: breaking news, abs.u.v. slamming into a raid you station in rhode island causing serious damage. >> reporter: searching for a suspect in boston's south end, two women say they were assaulted when man broke into their home. >> reporter: and new details after a deadly plane crash in connecticut. reports this morning that the
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>> nancy: all right. just about 6:45 on this wednesday morning. time now to know and go. we have all the day's top stories. >> christa: starting things off with traffic and weather. we have danielle gersh in for chris lambert this morning. >> danielle: and kris in for me. we're playing musical chairs this morning. boston the temperature 49 degrees. another cool morning, but definitely not as chilly as yesterday. those dew points in the 40s. winds are calm out of the south. they'll be on shore along the coast for today. so temperatures along the coast going to be a little bit cooler this afternoon, as well. most of you are in the upper 30s and the low 40s. so certainly needing the jacket this morning. by this afternoon, another nice day on the way. here's a look at the satellite and radar. we have some of those high clouds over us this morning. that's keeping those temperatures more mild. lots of sunshine by this afternoon. and then tomorrow morning we increase the cloud cover and we'll have some patchy fog, as well some we could squeeze some light showers out tomorrow morning, and then again tomorrow evening as this front passes
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back with us, friday, saturday, into the weekend. it looks like nothing but sunshine is on the way. so for today, temperatures mid to upper 60s, clouds to sunshine. tonight we increase the clouds. we could see light showers after midnight. and then after we get through tomorrow, when temperatures are close to 70, we could see some light showers, sunshine returns friday and upper 50s into the weekend. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. time now for ftr >> kris: happy wednesday. good news and bad news. the good news, all of the accidents have cleared. bad news, residual back-ups. this is 93 south of town heading in on the expressway. let's go to the maps and show you what it's looking like time-wise as we go, 34 minutes about the split to the tunnel. so those numbers getting a little bit better. 24, 3 and 95 all connecting with 18. back-ups here on 24. the mass pike not too... not too big of any problems there as you get closer to framingham, get
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town new york real issues there, north of town, the accidents on 93 have both cleared. you see the backups as a result. route 1 in saugus, tie ups right about there. take a look at the drive times and show you what you're dealing. with split to the tunnel, 26 minutes. 128 to the 93, 12 minutes all morning long. there may be a problem at that time. and 128 to the zakim, 23 minutes. back to you, guys. >> nancy: kris, thank you. one person serially injured radio station. that building was heavily damaged. no word on if the station will be on air today. >> christa: and a developing story out of boston's south end, police are investigating a all right of a home invasion where a woman and her roommate were sexually assaulted. >> nancy: and we learned new details overnight. 's nicole oliverio live in the south end with more. nicole? >> nicole: nancy, no arrests this morning. police still searching for the suspect. they say that this home invasion happened yesterday morning just
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reports a man entered into their apartment through one of the windows and sexually assaulted the two people that were inside. it wasn't until about 12 hours later, though, thats be police wre notified of this attack, saying they found out when one of the victims was at a nearby hospital. it was then that police came here to the area, columbus avenue and clarendon streets in the south end. they were collecting evidence from inside of the victims' home. they did manage to give a brief description of the suspect. that man was police are now asking the public for help and anyone with information to give them a call. live in the south end, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> nancy: nicole, thank you. new details enter a deadly plane crash in connecticut. "the new york times" reporting this fiery crash was possibly intentional. 7's victoria warren live on the scene with more. good morning, vicki. >> victoria: good morning. there's a huge scene out here. behind me the question is, is this a crime scene or an
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f.b.i. is now investigate, saying several sources told them the pilot who survived said this was not an accident. and the plane went down in the shadow of an l-shaped defense manufacturer called pratt & whitney, described as critical infrastructure. on board the pilot who survived, also a student pilot who died. the small plane crashed down on a busy road in the afternoon, narrowly missing a mom and her child in a minivan. other and just crashed. there were fire and flames everywhere. >> i was is scared. i was like, what was that? i just came out very quick, and i saw all the flame, all the smoke. >> nancy:>> investigators have e around the clock. despite how close this was to that defense manufacturer, there was in damage. there there's also no updates on how that crash survivor is doing this morning.
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"today in new england." >> christa: new video showing the man who is believed to be the suspect in an attempted sexual assault in mission hill. officers say the man you saw in this surveillance footage tried to sexually assault a woman near fitzgerald park saturday afternoon. according to police, the man pushed the woman to the ground before eventually running away. police in medford are searching for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian. investigators say the driver of this car hit and killed a man at wellington circle back in september. so they surveillance photos of the car. it's believed to be a silver or gray honda civic from between 2011 to 2015 with large black scuff marks under the right brake light. >> nancy: all right. the election countdown is on, just 27 days away now. donald trump says the shackles are off as he lashes out against his own party. meantime, hillary clinton is bringing in back-up on the campaign trail. kris anderson joining us now with more on the campaign. >> kris: a lot happening,
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the shackles after coming under fire from his own party. his latest tweets attacking hillary clinton and also top republicans. it comes as g.o.p. leaders withdrew their support for the candidate after the video emerged of trump talking explicitly about women back in that 2005 video. the trump campaign also released a new clinton attack ad with clips of when clinton had pneumonia saying she's not fit to be president. hillary clinton is, however, getting support from former vice president al gore at a rally in every vote in this election, is referencing, of course, how close his own election for president was against george bush in 2000. today hillary clinton will attend rallies in colorado and las vegas while donald trump will focus on florida. live here in the newsroom, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: kris, thank you. the death toll from the flooding in north carolina has now climbed the 18 in the aftermath of hurricane matthew. also the national guard is still
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forecasters are warning that another river is expected to kreft very soon. >> nancy: two utility workers are recovering this morning after a huge explosion just outside of chicago. officials say in one was inside the home at the time of the blast, but police say this is the second time an explosion has happened in the same building. >> christa: an autopsy on the man shot and killed by a tulsa police officer showed he had drugs in his system when he died. medical examiner's say terrence crutcher's blood tested positive for after his car broke down and the officer who shot him, betty shelby, was charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection with his death. >> nancy: a pursuit near dallas ends with an arrest in the middle of a busy highway. list say it started when they tried the talk to this man inside his apartment. that's when he took off, leading police on a high-speed chase. officers bailed from his car and tried running away, across several lanes of traffic. police had to use a stun gun to get him to stop, and after that
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without incident. and surveillance video shows a samsung phone exploding in hawaii over the weekend. right there. you see that cloud of smoke? the owners say the galaxy note 7 was a replacement phone samsung sent to them after that massive recall. samsung stopped selling the phone all-ing to on monday. >> christa: one person in detroit taking the clown craze the a new level. you see man dressed in a club outfit clinging to the back of that bus as it's min than 500,000 times on facebook. police are investigating to see if the man broke any laws with his stunt. and one clown keeping a lower profile. mcdidn't analogy's announcing monday that it will be limiting appearances by reason nald mcdonald due to the rise in clown-related disturbances. the company would not say when the mascot would appear next. >> hey, you the clown that was scaring the kids become there? >> maybe i was, maybe i wasn't.
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what are you going to do about it? tough guy, huh? by yourself? >> christa: police are addressing the craze in this p.s.a. the officer brings some serious back-up as a whole group of officers pile out of the cruiser with the music in the background here. the video ends with the message: remember, if you want the act like a clown, we have no problem treating you like one. >> nancy: all right. from the postseason, the red sox announce that john farrell will return as team manager in 2017. team president dave dombrowski made that announcement on tuesday, but he says he can't commit to picking up his option for 2018 without first talking to ownership. >> christa: 2 chicago cubs and their fans are celebrating moving on to the national league championship series. chicago advances by eliminating the giants with a ninth-inning rally. the cubs are hoping to win their first world series title in 108
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safety devin mccourty showing off some skills off the field. >> nancy: this is fantastic. he joined some kids for a lip-sync battle. ? let it go ng let i got ? >> nancy: mccourty joining patients at boston's children's hospital to help raise money to battle sickle cell disease. mccourty says the cause hits clos >> my aunt has sickle cell disease. growing up, seeing her battle, the things she went through, not many people know about the disease. it's in the a very popular disease. but if you get the disease, it affects your life. >> nancy: mccourty says some of his teammates will join him later this month at another event to raise money the battle the blood disorder. great cause there. the best part of all this is getting the see him in that
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i got you. i don't know. i think they need gronk. >> danielle: in comparison to yesterday, no freezing temperatures on the board. still a cool morning most. temperatures in the upper 30s into the low 40s, buts be is our warm spot at 49. so looking ahead, today another sunny day on the way. tomorrow that changes, we increase the clouds, some patchy fog tomorrow morning. we could see some lying showers tomorrow mor, tomorrow evening as this front passes by. then high pressure moves in after that. and we're in good shape saturday and head entering the weekend. so for today, temperatures right around average in those mid-60s. tomorrow even warmer with the chance for some lying showers. sunshine and upper 50s return for the weekend. >> nancy: danielle, thank you. the "today show" is straight ahead. thank you for joining us today. i'm nancy chen. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. the "today show" is next and "today in new england" returns
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in an affordable dream kitchen that works as hard as you do. get 15% back at the ikea kitchen event. good morning. unshackled. donald trump goes on a tirade against his own party ripping fellow republicans, including house speaker paul ryan. >> i don't want his support. i don't care about his support. president obama going off o >> you just have to be a decent human being to say that's not right. >> as hillary clinton's team deals with a new round of hacked e-mails. investigators now trying to figure out who was behind it. was it intentional? the fbi now investigating after a small plane crashed and burst into flames in connecticut. one passenger killed, the pilot hospitalized, but reportedly saying it was not an accident. not loving it.

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