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>> christa: we begin with breaking news today at noon. two boston police officers still fiting for their lives after being shot in east boston. they remain in what's been called extremely critical condition. bu surgery. >> kris: the suspect has been identified as 33-year-old kirk figueroa. he was wearing body armor and was armed with an assault rifle. he was shot and killed by police. >> christa: the scene is still active morning. a car was towed from the area where that shooting happened. officers were called to this east boston home last night for reports of a domestic disturbance. >> kris: the officers came under fire shortly after arriving on the scene. team 7 coverage this noon beginning with steve cooper
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east boston, if you look behind us, it is still sealed off at this hour. crime scene tape wrapped around the area here. all this while the confrontation is still under investigation at this hour. boston police responding to what they thought was a routine domestic violence call. when they were greeted with gunfire. chaos overnight here in east boston. after police responded to a domestic disturbance call just before 11:00 last night. which is 33-year-old kirk figueroa. as they entered his home at 136 gladstone street. >> at that time, we heard officers screaming on the radio. a 303. which signifies shots fired and an officer down. >> reporter: two veteran police officers both shot multiple times were pulled from the fire-fight by other officers exchanging gunfire with figueroa who lived in the house.
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their fellow officers out of the line of fire. so they were in a protected zone. and the officers continued to engage in a gun exchange. >> reporter: figueroa who police say was wearing a ballistic vest and armed with an assault rifle is shot and killed by police. residents were asked to shelter in place overnight until officers determined there were no other suspects. >> they were able to neutralize the subject who was armed with some sort of assault rifle a ballistic vest. >> reporter: figueroa's ford crown victoria was towed late this morning from the crime scene. now the district attorney will lead the investigation into this terrifying confrontation. >> we will do a very thorough and transparent investigation into these events. to determine what happened here. >> reporter: investigators assigned to the suffolk county district attorney's office are waiting to execute a search warrant here at the crime scene to begin processing
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behind inside the house. the investigation is ongoing. right now everyone around here is anxious for answers into what was the motive for all of. this live from east boston this afternoon, steve cooper, 7 news. >> christa: all right, steve. thank you. those two officers are now out of surgery. >> kris: they are being treated at mass. general. that is where we find victoria warren. >> reporter: well, we have gotten some encouraging news it has been an intense morning here at mass. general. there were heroics to pull these officers to safety. once they got here to the hospital, their lives were in the hands of the surgeons. now, all morning long, top brass from the boston police department could be seen keeping watch at the hospital. the police commissioner, mayor, and district attorney all constantly checking in. the police commissioner called the officer's conditions extremely critical. a 28-year veteran shot four times.
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times. the d.a. says it was a long night. but now great relief after a successful surgery. the patrolman's union says they remain in i.c.u. other officers on the scene gave these officers life-saving first aid. >> one officer had his hand in one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental. in getting the officer down to mass. general. quickly. they have some very serious wounds. they have undergone blood transfusionings. they classified them as extremely critical. >> reporter: there was a rev heend at mass. general here overnight. who pled 50 glifers prayer. the police commissioners asking for continued prayers. the mayor says tonight at city hall plaza, there will be a moment of reflection. live from mass. general hospital, victoria warren, 7 news.
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swarming into that east boston neighborhood. >> christa: people were ordered to stay inside. this is what they heard. you are hearing shots being fired. and we are also hearing from those who heard and saw what happened. let's go to nicole oliverio who is in the east boston neighborhood where more on that. >> reporter: christa, absolutely frightening. one neighbor tells us it sounded like a war zone. you can see this is writ all happened at this home on gladstone street in the orient east boston. you can see the crime scene tape remains up. police remain here on the scene. and neighbors are praying for those officers. cell phone video captures the gunfire between boston police and an alleged armed suspect. this video taken from inside a neighbor's home. outside, some witnesses were on gladstone street when the gunfire erupted. >> when i came out of the house, he was popping off still in the house. when i came out, i seen swat running into the house. >> it was rapid.
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seconds. it was rapid. like, very, very quick. rapid fire. police searched for a possible second suspect. they ordered a sheller in place. >> it was just police. you know, they kept flying up. they were flooding up. it was like a war zone for a few minutes. the police were everywhere. they were on the streets telling us stay in the house. they wouldn't let us out. because i guess there was a search going on at that time. i mean, i have lived here 20 years. never seen anything like. this >> reporter: for those still outside, they didn't kn only that the situation seemed extremely serious as police and swat went door-to-door. >> i walked up the steps. all of a sudden, the whole street swarmed with cops. swat comes out. everything. they are telling us to get off the street. >> reporter: neighbors found out two officers were shot and a suspect was killed. a nightmare playing out in real life right in front of them. >> that is a sad thing. especially you feel for the cops who, you know, they have been under the microscope for so long. they are human beings, too.
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fighting for their lives. you can't help but pray for them. >> reporter: again, a live look down here on to gladstone street. parts of the street are still blocked off. obviously, that shelter in place was lifted once police were confident that there was no second suspect. we are live from east boston, nicole oliverio, 7 news. >> kris: boston police say the man who shot these officers were not known to authorities. >> christa: tailed we are getting a clearer picture of his background. let's go to dan hausle. >> reporter: boston police don't know the suspect. the city clerk says police would have done a background check on him when he was approved as a constable for the city of boston. this is the picture of kirk figueroa posted on the web site for code blue protection services. the site says figueroa towned the company after serving in the army reserves and working as a private investigator in florida and a prison guard in west virginia. the glossy web site says the company provides a variety of services from bail-running to armored car training.
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a west virginia prison guard in 2014. but only for a week. qigt, officials there say, when he said he had another job. figueroa was sworn in as a boston city constable in july. approved by the mayor and city council after a background check by boston police. the as constable, he could serve warrants, subpoenas and other legal papers. he could carry a constable's badge and in some cases, make arrests. constable's job would not necessarily allow figue that would require a separate licensing process. dan hausle, 7 news. >> christa: all right, thank you. the boston police commissioner is crediting several officers who put their own lives in danger to help out the wounded officers. >> kris: acting very quickly. this morning, the nine police officers who were treated over at tufts medical senter were police. >> reporter: after the police officers were shot, others
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the police commissioner william evans says officers dragged the two who were wounded to safety as they exchanged fire so they could get inside a protected zone. several assisting officers applied first aid to stop the bleeding. now, as you mentioned, nine officers were taken to tufts medical center for minor injuries. as well as stress. i spoke with one of the doctors there. a psychiatrist who told me that first responders react both physically and emotionally in the moment. that is because their bodies go into emergency mode. as they as well as the safety of others. kit be sometimes difficult to come down off that level of alertness. >> it is difficult to understand what first responders go through. because on a daily basis, like i said, it is variable. and i think that we all need to support them as much as you. can before you even get involved in a situation,
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fizz... for your blood pressure will be up a little bit. it is a protective response. >> reporter: it is not just the immediate aftermath that he and his team have to worry about when treating first responders after something traumatic but also the follow-up. nancy chen, 7 news. >> nancy: right now we are waiting to hear from boston police. a news conference set for 1:00 this afternoon. we also should let you know that support is pouring in for these wounded officers. and for the police department. he is live at bpd headquarters with more. john? >> reporter: as we have seen across the country, when these police shootings happen, there is an outpouring of support. especially on social media. in this case here in boston, it is no different. mayor marty walsh tweeting "please pray for the boston police officers injured last night in east boston." the boston fire commissioner wrote "asking all to keep boston police in your prayers and especially the two injured officers at mass. general and
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dick donahue injured in the boston marathon bombing manhunt tweeting this message about the shootings. "hoping the fight continues and wounded officers fully recover. stay strong, boston police." finally, bpd tweeted "to all who have offered prayers and expressed support and concern for our officers, we hear you. and we thank you. as you mentioned, christa, there is going to be a press conference here at 1:00 at boston police headquarters updating this case. and the two officers. we are live outsi cuoco, 7 news. >> christa: we invite you to stay with 7 news for the latest. >> kris: still to come here, we are going to get you updated on some other news of the day, including the u.s. taking aim at yemen. this, after missiles were fired at american ships. >> christa: new allegations
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>> christa: all right. turned out to be a nice day out there. perfect to go th they are at peak right now. actually beautiful. >> danielle: we don't have as much sunshine. we are starting to see peeks of sunshine, though, as we head into this afternoon. dew point in the 50's. we have some more moisture out there today. some of you saw light drizzle this morning. for the most part, the low clouds out there this morning,. current temperatures, though, close to 70 degrees for a lot of you. it is a warmer day.
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that way. we have a chance to see some showers move through. later on this afternoon. but taking a look at the satellite and radar, you can see we have those clouds streaming over us. it is not too bad out there. looking ahead, as we see those peeks of sunshine this afternoon, that is where temperatures will climb into the 70's. even into the low 70's. the rest of you, upper 60's. these temperatures above average for this time of year. then between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., dinner tonight. this is what we will watch. this cold front will sweep through the area. with it, some light showers as well. as far as rain totals. maybe a tenth, to a seventh of an inch. we will take anything we can get. we are clearing out overnight tonight. high pressure will start to park over us for the weekend. along with that, we are also ushering in a northwest wind. for tomorrow morning, i do think it will be a little bit gusty out there with those winds out of the northwest. gusting up to 20-25 miles per hour.
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died down. as that happens, it will be a sunny day. a little bit breezy. but tomorrow is really looking like a nice day. with those calmer winds and those cooler conditions. clear skies friday night into saturday morning. i do think it will be really chilly. so those of you in blue, under a freeze watch for saturday morning. and this is where temperatures could drop down into the upper 20's and low 0's. i think for much of boston, that is where temperatures will stay, in the upper 30's, low 40's. it is going to morning. temperatures throughout the weekend going to be a little cooler out there as well. a great weekend in store, indeed. still watching hurricane nicole. and this has been battering bermuda all morning long. with winds of 120 miles per hour. some sunshine, maybe some showers later on this afternoon as well.
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degrees. then overnight tonight, gradual clearing. temperatures mild fbs. mid-40's into the low 50's. for tomorrow, the sunshine is back. but the cooler temperatures are, too. we are talking about mid-50's. close to 60 degrees. your weekend is looking really good. temperatures in the upper 50's friday. 60 with the chilly morning on saturday. pats game on sunday. sunny, 68 degrees. fns and then we could see some showers monday into monday evening. >> kris: all right, danielle. thank you so much. women coming forward now claiming donald trump sexually assaulted them. when we come back, the republican candidate for president is now responding. >> christa: breaking news in east boston today. two officers were shot by a man armed with an assault rifle. the officers in critical the officers in critical condition. ? ? on social security and medicare,
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>> christa: tomahawk missiles hit radar sites and were launched in self-defense after a u.s. warship in the red sea was fired upon on sunday and once again on wednesday. those missiles missed the ship. and eventually hit the water. >> kris: counting down to the election. 26 days to go. the trump campaign is dealing with a new scandal. several women coming forward now accusing the republican
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them without their consent. nancy chen has more. >> nancy: multiple women, multiple allegations. donald trump slammed by more accusations of inappropriate touching. a former reporter for people magazine writing that trump tried to kiss her in 2005 while she was interviewing him. with pregnant wife malania upstairs changing. the story topic: their first wedding anniversary. she writes "i turned around and within seconds, he was pushing me against wall forcing his tongue down my throat." trump's campaign denied the reporter's allegations to nbc news. "this never happened. there is not merit to this fictional story. why wasn't this reported at the time?" trump's campaign also threatening to sue the "new york times" over its article about two women and their allegations. decades ago, jessica lee says she sat next to trump on a flight. >> it was a real shock. all of a sudden, his hands were all over me.
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part of the body, i might not have gotten that upset. it is when he started putting his hand up my skirt. >> nancy: trump's campaign demanding a retraction. writing "your article is reckless, defamatory and constitutes libel, per se. it is apparent from among other things, the typing of the article, that it is nothing more than a politically motivated effort to defeat mr. trump's candidacy." miss arizona u.s.a. 2001 also the miss universe pageant of walking in on the con test stants when they were changing. >> to have the owner come waltzing in when we are naked or half naked in a very physically vulnerable position, and then to have the pressure of, you know, the people that work for him telling us to talk to him, get his attention. >> nancy: trump himself
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while doing a broadcast with howard stern. >> i'll go back-stage before a show. everyone is getting dressed and ready and everything else. no men anywhere. i'm allowed to go in. i'm the owner of the pageant. therefore, i'm inspecting it. >> you were there. >> is everyone okay? they are standing there with no clothes. you see these incredible-looking women. i sort of get away with things like that. >> nancy: nancy chen, 7 news. >> kris: donald trump wrote "why didn't the writer of the 12-y magazine mention the incident in her story? because it didn't happen." >> christa: also, you see the results of our 7 news-umass lowell poll coming up tonight. we polled voters in the crucial swing state in new hampshire after sunday's debate and after the release of the trump tapes. we will have the results of that poll coming up tonight on 7 news at 10:00 and 11:00. >> kris: next up, bob dylan being honored for his poetic expression.
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we are learning more about the man who opened fire. we get the latest on the
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>> christa: bob dylan awarded a nobel prize. the musician was awarded a nobel prize in literature. for his poetic song lyrics. the swedish dylan's songs became anthems for the anti-war and civil rights movement. dylan, by the way, the first musician to win the award and the first american since 1993. >> kris: you are saying times are changing. >> christa: exactly. they definitely brought in the category here. including musicians. >> kris: the boss, bruce springsteen is a great lyricist as well. coming up, still a chance for some showers this afternoon.
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>> kris: police have identified the man who shot two police officers in east boston last night. they say-year-old kirk figueroa was wearing body
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the scene is active right now. police tape blocking offer that home. also part of the street. and officers are there at the scene. this morning, also a car was towed away from the home. >> kris: we have team coverage for you beginning with steve cooper live from east boston with the very latest. >> reporter: investigators at this hour still trying to piece everything together. as you look this area, gladstone street is shut off right now. it is surrounded, wrapped with that police crime tape here as investigators are still just beginning the process here. boston police responding to a routine domestic violence call. it was anything but that when they were greeted with gunfire. chaos overnight here in east boston. after police responded to a domestic disturbance call just before 11:00 last night. which is where officers were
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33-year-old kirk figueroa. as they entered his home at 136 gladstone street. at that time, we heard officers screaming on the radio. a 303 which signifies shots fired and an officer down. >> reporter: two veteran police officers were pulled from the fire-fight by other officers exchanging gunfire with figueroa who lived in the house. >> two of the officers dragged the line of fire. so they were in a protected zone. and the officers continued to engage in a gun exchange. figueroa was wearing a ballistic vest and armed with an assault rifle is shot and killed by police. residents were asked to shelter in place overnight until officers determined there were no other suspects. they were able to neutralize the subject who was armed with some sort of assault rifle.
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>> reporter: now the district attorney will lead the investigation into this terrifying confrontation. >> we will do a thorough and transparent investigation into these events to determine what happened here. >> reporter: detectives assigned are waiting to execute a search warrant. when they do, they will begin processing the crime sce right now, the question on everyone's mind here f is what was the motive. and that is a question that remains unanswered right now. we are live from east boston, steve cooper, 7 news. >> christa: their conditions remain critical. they are out of surgery right now. >> kris: the officers are being treated at mass. general. victoria warren has the latest on their conditions. >> reporter: well, we have been told that the surgeries
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tense morning here at mass. general hospital. first the heroics to pull these officers to safety. once they got here to the hospital, their lives in the hands of the surgeons here. top brass from the boston police department all morning long, they have been keeping watch here at the hospital. the police commissioner, mayor, and district attorney all constantly checking in. the police commissioner called the officers' conditions extremely critical. a 28-year-old vet raj shot four times. a 12-year veteran times. it was a long night. but great relief after successful surgeries. and the patrolman's union says they remain i.c.u. the police commissioner says other officers on the scene gave life-saving first aid. >> one officer had his hand in one of the wounds. i think that was instrumental in getting the officer down to mass. general. quickly. they have some very seriously wounds. they have undergone blood
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extremely critical. >> reporter: overnight, a reverend came here to the hospital to lead 50 boston police officers and family members in prayer. the police commissioner asking for continued prayers for these police officers. and tonight the city of boston will have a moment of reflection. live from mass. general hospital, victoria warren, 7 news. >> kris: as you can imagine, police swarmed into that east boston neighborhood after the shots were fed ordered to shelter in place. this is what they heard outside last night. gunfire echoing through homes. now we are hearing from people who live in the area as well. nicole oliverio is in that neighborhood. >> reporter: christa, some neighbors describing the scene like a war zone. >> i step out of the way, you can see this is the home where that shooting happened on gladstone street. crime scene tape remains up.
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cell phone video captures the gunfire between boston police and an alleged armed suspect. this video taken from inside a neighbor's home. outside, some witnesses were on gladstone street when the gunfire erupted. >> when i had came out of the house, he was popping off still in the house. when i came out, i seen swat running into the house. >> it was like rapid. it wasn't separated by seconds. it was, like, very, very quick. like rapid fire. >> reporter: as police searched for a possible second suspect, they ordered a shelter in place. >> police kept flooding up. it was like a war zone for a few minutes. the police were everywhere. they were on the streets. telling us stay in the house. they wouldn't let us out. i guess there was a search going on at that time. i mean, i have lived here 20 years and nothing never seen anything like this. for those still outside, they didn't know what was going on. only that the situation extreme... seemed extremely serious as police and swat
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>> the whole street swarmed with cops. swat comes out. everything. they are telling us to get off the street. >> reporter: neighbors found out two officers were shot. and a suspect was killed. a nightmare playing out in real life right in front of them. >> that is a sad thing. especially you feel for the cops, you know, they have been under the microscope for so long. you realize they are human beings, too. you know, from what i hear, both fighting for their lives. you can't help but pray for them. >> reporter: aga gladstone street. we haven't seen police go into the house. you can see them. they are still outside. neighbors tell us they knew through social media that that shelter in place order had been lifted. and now they are just praying for the recovery of those two officers. >> kris: the man who shot these two officers wasn't known to authorities. >> christa: we are getting a clearer picture of who this alleged gunman is or was, i should say.
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of what we have learned. >> reporter: well, boston police don't know the suspect, but the city clerk says police would have done a background check on him when he was approved as a constable for the city of boston. >> this is the picture of kirk figueroa posted on the web site for code blue protection services. the site says figueroa founded the company after serving in the army reserves and working as a private investigator in florida and a prison guard in west virginia. the glossy web site says the company provides a variety of services from bail-running to armod we have verified figueroa was a west virginia prison guard in 2014. but only for a week. quitting officials say, when he said he had another job. figueroa was sworn in as a boston city constable in july. approved by the mayor and city council after a background check by boston police. the as constable, he could serve warrants, subpoenas and other legal papers. he could carry a constable's badge and in some cases, make arrests.
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to carry a gun. some constables do. some don't. it does require a separate normal licensing process. dan hausle, 7 news. >> christa: boston's politician commissioner saying several officers put their own lives on the line to help those two who were wounded. >> kris: rushed in to help their wounded brothers. nine officers were taken to tufts medical center. where they were treated as well. we have some information on them. they have been released from the hospital. nancy chen continuing our team coverage with the latest on their efforts. officers were shot, others jumped into harm's way to help save them. officers dragged the two to safety as they exchanged fire so they could get inside a protected zone. several assisting officers also applied first aid to help stop the bleeding. as you mentioned, nine officers were taken to tufts medical center for minor injuries and stress. now, i spoke with one of the doctors there. a psychiatrist who told me that first responders react both physically and
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fight for their lives and the safety of others. you can... it can sometimes be difficult to come down off that level of alertness. >> it is difficult to understand what first responders go through because on a daily basis, like i said, it is variable. and i think that we all need to support them as much as we. can before you even get involved in a situation, automatically, physiologically, you are going to get a your blood pressure is going to be up a little bit. your adrenaline level is going to be up a little bit. prepare for. that it is a protective response. >> nancy: the doctor couldn't talk about if he worked with the officers from last night. however, he says in general, it is not just the immediate aftermath he and his team have to worry about when treating first responders after something traumatic but also the follow-up. nancy chen, 7 news. >> kris: thanks so much. the officers were responding to a dispute between two
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situation quickly became a matter of life and death. now we are hearing from those frantic calls for back-up. >> we got shots fired. ill need every officer available to make their way. 136 gladstone street, please. >> reporter: an urgent call for help from a boston police dispatcher after shots were fired in east boston. >> be advised, use caution. shots fired. >> reporter: officers quickly arrive and assess the situation. >> we have the building surrounded. we have two or three officers inside the bidding. there have been shots fired. >> reporter: still uj clear at this point who opened fire and if anyone is injured. the officers quickly learn that two of their own have been shot. >> we have an officer down. >> we need an ambulance! >> get us an ambulance now! what are you doing up there? >> they are pushing, sir.
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killed in the shoot-out. several other officers wounded or traumatized and taken to tufts medical center. >> we need some ambulances. >> we have a gold unit headed out there. we need multiple e.m.s. >> reporter: those two officers shot remain in critical condition. bull they are recovering. >> christa: and stay locked right here on 7 for the latest on the two officers as they recover. when we are not on air, you can get updates from our mobile and table >> kris: still ahead, we need to get a check on the weather. >> christa: danielle gersh is working hard for us. >> danielle: yeah. those temperatures near 70 as we head into this afternoon. we have a chance to see some showers with the front that will pass by this afternoon. into this evening.
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>> christa: we are so excited to tell you about a new addition to the 7 news family. introducing she weighed in at six pounds, 13 ounces. she was born at 2:13 a.m. mom and baby are doing well. papa chris couldn't be more proud. he texted us about 25 minutes after the baby was born. we were like, oh, my goodness. you feel so honored. he said "no, you guys are the only ones awake." >> kris: congratulations. >> christa: some cuddle time right now. >> kris: you know why danielle
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>> danielle: all week we have kind of been waiting. the weather has been really quiet. i thought this would be a good week. no storm coverage. for the baby to arrive. very exciting. congratulations to meredith and chris. we had that cloud cover this morning. off to our west, this is the cold front we are watching to move through later on this afternoon. and through dinnertime. showers. current temperatures at the door,... out the door, near 70 degrees. a really mild day. warmer temperatures above average. if i take you through the future radar with the temperatures, you can see where we have those peeks of sunshine this afternoon. temperatures getting close to
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tomorrow, all that sunshine we saw for most of the week so far returns. along with it, tomorrow morning, high pressure will start to build over us. that will usher in a northwest wind that could be gusty tomorrow morning. and throughout the day, the winds will kind of diminish. it will be a little bit breezy. the sunshine is back. temperatures are cooler. friday, tomorrow will be a nice weekend as well. but with that cooling, the clear skies, that will really make for some chilly temperatures for saturday morning. because of that, a freeze watch in effect for all of these areas in blue. and this is where temperatures could get down into the upper 20's, low 30's. boston probably going to see temperatures dropping even into the upper 0's... 0's... 30's as well. saturday morning will be a chilly one. hurricane nicole. this has been battering
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still bringing torrential rain. very damaging gusty winds. and it's packing winds of 120 miles per hour. still a category three storm. but heading into this afternoon and this evening, it will continue to track northeast. and weaken as it does so. tonight we are clearing. temperatures in the mid-40's to low 50's. crisp and cooler. a little breezy in the morning as well. those temperatures, upper 50's into the low 60's. slightly below average. the weekend looks great for any plans you have. patriots game on sunday, look at. that sunshine. upper 60's. it is going to be a great day and a great weekend ahead. a little breezy tomorrow morning. and those temperatures cooler tomorrow as well. the weekend looks great. lots of sunshine. we could see some light showers. monday into monday evening. but next week's temperatures
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>> christa: coming up, taking on terrorists. quiching america safe has really changed since 9-11. coming up, the man who oversaw the boston marathon bob hillery: i spent 21 years in the navy, defending america. if i only showed up half of the time, i'd have been court-martialed. but that's what senator kelly ayotte did. she missed nearly half of her homeland security hearings. vo: on critical homeland security hearings, ayotte was mia... even missing a hearing the same day she went
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>> kris: federal investigators believe the student pilot who crashed a small plane in connecticut wanted to commit suicide. does's crash killed that student. the instructor onboard did manage to survive. ac the instructor says his student was disgruntled about learning to be a pilot fbs. the two allegedly fought onboard the plane and the instructor was unable to keep that plane from going down. a convicted rapist causing concern in weymouth is now on the move. 49-year-old richard gardner has moved to suffolk county. the level three sex offender had been living in his parents' home in weymouth after he served 27 years in prison for raping young boys. people in the neighborhood are relieved now that he is gone.
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county gardner is now living. >> christa: a new type of threat transforming terror attacks. the man who oversaw the boston marathon bombing case explaining this dangerous trend. he says a lot has really changed since 9-11. new groups using new tactics. it has forced these groups to use new policy. >> the boston marathon attacks were the first wake-up call to the united states about the new face of terror. >> reporter: as head of the security division, john carlin oversaw the prosecution of marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. he cites that attack as the new less sophisticated terror threat. smaller in scale than what happened 15 years ago in new york, washington, and pennsylvania. more complex and still devastating with the new digital component. groups like isis are sending the call to jihad out through the internet.
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are inside the united states but inspired by terrorism causes overseas. at 43 years old, he is the youngest andlonging serving head of the division. >> it used to be the realm of science-fiction... >> reporter: he granted 7 news a rare tv interview to discuss some of the most imminent terror threats we face today. including cyber-terror. >> there have been hacks at the rnc, the dnc and i think some people out there are saying could these cyber-terrorists, these hackers presidential election? we take very seriously the idea that a foreign power might try to influence, even if they can't, but even if they wanted to try to influence our election, we take that very seriously: it would demand a response. >> reporter: is it fair to say the fight against terrorism is the new normal? >> i hate the phrase "the new normal." to me, it is never going to be normal and it is never going
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one of our family members or friends to be killed by one of these horrendous groups. >> reporter: carlin feels a sense of reassurance, confidence, thanks in large part to what he saw in boston following the attacks here. >> boston set an example for the country on how a community can get back on its feet. we need to be vigilant. but we can and we will defeat this threat. >> reporter: carlin announced his retirement from the justice department the private sector. still offering his knowledge and instings into fighting the ongoing war on terror. in the newsroom, i'm adam williams, 7 news. >> christa: great to have his insight there. thanks, at am. we'll be right back. ? ?
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these are the facts. kelly ayotte voted for deep cuts in medicare and social security. here are the votes. she voted against protecting social security from the threat of privatization. and said she's open to raising the retirement age for social security. look it up yourself. the fact is kelly ayotte's supporting big, corporate special interests. she's not working for us. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. interviewer: what would you do with five minutes to kill and a smartphone? man: check the scores. woman 1 : uh, probably post a pic. woman 2: text a friend. interviewer: how about register to vote? man: really? galvin: you can. five minutes online and a massachusetts driver's license is all it takes
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i'm kelly ayotte - and i approve this message, because whether i'm working with republicans, democrats, or independents, i'm standing up for new hampshire. >> kris: we do continue to follow some braeging news now. police identifying this man who they say shot two officers in east boston last night. they say 33-year-old kirk figueroa was wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle. he was shot and killed by li >> christa: the latest that the hour, two boston police officers being treated at mass. general hospital. they underwent surgery but are still in critical condition. we are awaiting a news conference from boston police headquarters. that is slated for just about four minutes from now at 1:00. when that happens, we will bring it to you live. >> kris: before we go to break, we want to get one final check on the weather forecast with danielle. >> danielle: yeah. warmer day up there.
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we are starting to see some sunshine. looking ahead, we do have a chance to see some light showers heading into this afternoon and into dinnertime tonight. this front will approach us from the west. any time between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., i think you can see some light showers. but no means are we talking about a washout here. then behind that front, things are clearing out nicely. as we head into your friday and into the weekend. so for today, again, temperatures close to 70. tomorrow, though, we are going to drop about ten degrees into the upper 50's. and a little windy with the northwest wind gusting in the morning. winds die down throughout the day. your weekend looks fabulous. lots of sunshine. >> kris: again, we are monitoring this news conference expected to happen any moment. stay with 7 news. i'm kris anderson. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: i'm when i listen to families across new hampshire, all i hear is that washington is locked into a system where the special interests come before people. where drug company profits come before affordable medicine,
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>> kris: boston police holding a news conference about last night's shooting in boston. let's listen. in there is commissioner evans. . >> there is mayor walsh, the district attorney dan connolly. superintendent in chief william grass. greg long, head of our investigative services. and pat roles, head of the boston police patrolman's association. and reverend mark scott who is here representing the clergy. first of all, i would like to commend my officers for the courage and bravery they displayed last night. i'm real proud of their

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