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but to tom, it means everything. chris sununu has no business being governor. this advertisement has been paid for by put new hampshire first and has not been authorized by any candidate. right now there's a frantic search on the way for a missing man fehred teen. what mooef triggered the disappearance. family worker that was killed is now talking to 7 news. another accuser coming forward. donald trump continuing to deny sexual assault allegations and is now threatening to sue. it's football day here. the patriots just a few hours away from their big game against the steelers on the road in pittsburgh. we have a preview of all the action. good morning. happy sunday.
we have all the stories straight ahead on "7 news today in new england." we want to take a live look outside, because it's a windy start to the day. you see the trees blowing in the wind. lots leaves on there, now. it could change, rob, because some wind gusts are strong. >> rob: we have lots of gusts over 40, 50 miles per hour and even some cases over 50 miles per hour this morning. most recently a gust of 35 in boston, 36 in plymouth. walking in between the buildings in boston with that wind tunnel effect 37 is the actual temperature in boston and 42 in wos chester. it's a windchill of 34 in wos chester and 35 in boston. a wind, cool start to the day. the windchill advisory remains in effect until 7:00. we will see gusts in the 40 to 50-mile-per-hour range into the
you get the yid that's the trend through the rest of the day, so clearing skies despite the sun, the temperatures are at or below average this time of year. we talk about our next chance of rain. this is a developing story out of nashua, new hampshire. police are searching for this missing teenager. he was first reported missing on saturday morning. there are concerns now that the severe weather on friday may disappearance. police say they responded to an area on main street whether a storm drain was reportedly found open. the teen's father says he was walking home from a friend's house friday night, and the route he would have taken leads right to that storm drain. there's the reason for the obvious concern. a neighbor called in the suspicious open drain and also reported there were personal items located nearby. detectives have looked atsur veilance video.
the drain during the storm, but no one saw anyone fall into the drain. right now a massive search is under way for this young man. it could take an extended period of time. nashua police will hold a news conference later today with the latest information. this morning we hear from family members of a construction worker killed in a trench collapse. they're still in shock by this tragic event that happened on friday in the south end. investigators working throughout the weekend trying to we have the very latest. >> his death was tragic, and from what we've heard, should not have happened. >> reporter: the family of 47-year-old robert higgins in disbelief, struggling to comprehend what happened to him friday afternoon for what should have been a typical day on the job. >> he was just a kind person. he was an average, gentle, kind person. always there to help you out. >> higgins and another
after a water main break flooded a 12 to 15-feet trench they were working in here in the south end. those close to higgins say he was passionate about his job with atlantic drain services. >> drove very early in the morning, 4:30 to boston from warren. >> they say their nephew is one of the two that died on the job. investigators are still looking into what happened, but the huets been allowed to operate. they were fined near $100,000 in the past by osha including fines for underground building and some fines haven't been paid. >> they continue to get jobs. why? >> reporter: that question and others remain unanswered. robert higgins' loved ones are choosing to reminisce about the good times. >> we have to focus on those, not focus on how he died but on
>> kris: a bus driver rushed to the hospital after a random attack on the bus. two passengers assaulted this driver. it happened near burlington mall on saturday. one of the passengers was arrested, and the driver suffered some minor injuries. police say they still don't know why these passengers went after that bus driver. in east bridgewater an officer is recovering after a suspected drunk driver slammed into his cruiser. now that driver is facin kelli o'hara has more. >> it's a very dangerous situation. you know, the officer is just sitting there doing his job, and not prepared to have such an impact. obviously, that's quite a shock to the body. >> in east bridgewater the police officer is home from the hospital and recovering after an alleged drunk driver slams into a cruiser on thursday. >> the police car was hit right here. there's quite an impact on the back of vehicle.
out of the hospital and he's recovering. he's pretty banged up and very sore. >> police say the driver that hit that officer, 23-year-old ryan mccal seo. you can see from the abbington's man mug shot he had a large gash to his forehead from the impact of the crash. his car was totaled. police say two other passengers in his car were lucky because they walked away uninjured. >> we hope that everyone learns from this, and that our officer is okay. >> reporter: kelli o'hara, "7 news today in new england." >> kris: 7 news turning the focus to a big win on the baseball diamond for the chicago cubs. the team at lost last is headed back to the world series, first time in 71 years. they shut outthe dodgers last night in game six. 5-0 is the final score in that one. the last time the cubs won a world series, we have to go farther back, 1908. lodge time.
talking about our local pats. the patriots are in pittsburgh for a week seven match-up against the steelers. today's big game won't feature big ben. ben roethlisberger is out with that knee injury, so they will have landry jones there under center. tom brady and the boys know they still have to be sharp against the tough pittsburgh team. we're in pittsburgh with a preview. >> reporter: new england is coming to you from pittsburgh, one of the biggest games of the weekend going down sunday inside heinz field. a marquis match-up. pittsburgh is the first to win four super bowls. they have six lombardi trophies. the patriots are a modern nfl dynasty and no equal in the league for the last 15 years. if the last two weeks are any indication, don't expect them to slow down anytime soon.
and he caught up. >> under tom brady the offense is the most dynamic in the nfl. >> he said to defend every blade of grass. i think that's a great thing to do. they have to be able to -- you know, that's how you stress the defense. >> it's unlimited weapons here, and everybody is in tune. we're playing fast. we're playing good. obviously, we have a lot of things to work on, but we're playing good football. >> with brady lighting up the league, all is well offensively. mainly the nfl's 27th worst defense on third down. >> you need to win games on third down, but within the game we have to find ways to win. i'd be lying if i said that wasn't one thing we've talked about over and over again we need to get better at and focus on. third down is all about match-ups. you have to win individual match-ups. >> the match-up this week is more favorable without ben roethlisberger but still daunting defending bell and
>> he's very quick and great at the top of the route. you watch hick for a guy that's not that big he catches everything. >> he plays running back and receiver. they line him up everywhere. he's not a one-trick pony. we have to know where he's at at all times. >> the way the steelers use le'veon bell is a huge key in the game on sunday afternoon. the running game has to help out the passing game. no ben roethlisberger, going to be a jones,s specially if bell and deangelo williams cannot get it going for that steeler offense. from patriots to pauttics. the election countdown is just 16 days away and donald trump facing more trouble after new allegations of sexual misconduct on the same day he laid out his agenda for his first 100 days in office if he were to win the
own controversy on the campaign trail. >> reporter: it was billed as a policy speech. donald trump in gettysburg, pennsylvania laying out the agenda for the presidency's first 100 days. like all trump speeches, it touched on a wide range of topics from the leadership of abe ling kon. >> it's my hope we look at his example to heal the divisions we are living through right now. >> reporter: to his plans to build a wall at the bord pay for the wall. >> reporter: trump said the women that came forward to accuse him of inappropriate touching or kissing, he's alleging legal action. >> the events never happened, never. all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. >> this is after an 11th accuser came forward in l.a. >> if mr. trump thought that such bullying attacks would silence his accusers and prevent
he will be sorely disappointed. >> reporter: the clinton campaign, which polls show winning or within the margin of error in every swing state is trying to run out the clock making an appeal to voters wavering their support for trump. >> you probably know people thinking about voting for donald trump. i understand that they need a president who cares about them, will listen to them, and i want to be their pren news today in new england." >> kris: remember, 7 news is your political headquarters for the race for the white house. you can go to whdh anytime to stay connected to all of the latest info. still ahead this morning, thousands of gallons of gasoline pouring into a creek. what crews in pennsylvania are doing to try and contain that spill. >> rob: string wind gusts today usher in very chilly air. i'll show you how cool it gets this week coming up.
regatta this weekend. it's a two-day event and it's the largest regatta in the world. 50 athletes that completed in the summer rio olympics are among the rowers taking part in the event. tens of thousands of spectators braving the wet weather yesterday to check out the races. they're dealing with some wind today. rob eicher has a look at the forecast. it's been april windy start to the day. >> rob: how does that song go rowing against the wind. we have westerly winds sustained at 20 with gusts up to 40 in boston throughout the day today. by the time the wind calms down later this evening, the event will be over. for most of the races today, this is going to be a headwind along the course it's partly across wind. for a lot of the course it's a head wind, so yeah, make it extra challenging for the rowers today. 47 in boston and same in plymouth and 46 in fitchburg.
afternoon. ever so slightly cooler than normal. what makes it feel cooler is the wind. we have sustained or gusts of 35 in boston, 30 in worcester, 32 in nantucket and a gust over 50 in nantucket earlier in morning. we're likely to continue to do gusts in the 40 to 50-mile-per-hour range into the afternoon hours with some of the higher gusts as kro the worcester hills and likely the islands as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. now, the winds calm down wind direction starts to shift around in the overnight hour and that slight change the wind direction prevents the temperatures from crashing too far tonight. in the next couple of nights we'll be awfully chilly. radar is quiet and we have snowshowers in the berkshires and green mountains overnight tonight. those move out, and the rain has moved out and the clouds why just about there. get it half and half splitting the state right now. some areas wake up to cloudy skies and some to clear skies,
here as we head into the afternoon hours. there's the next rainmaker in minnesota right now. that's a quick-moving kind of weak system that gives a quick shot at rain overnight tonight. big story today, though, is the winds that gust 40 to 50 miles per hour through the day. here's the next sum real quickly overnight tonight into tomorrow giving us a quick shot of rain from the boston area south tomorrow morning. if you go to work tomorrow across the south shoshgs the south coast, you might see a few showers in and out of here in a by the afternoon already clear. most of the rest of the work week is dry but cool. look at the temperatures there. high temperatures are 50 at best for tuesday, wednesday, thursday with morning temperatures well down into the 30s. that's on average in the cooler suburbs it's more like mid to upper 20s both tuesday morning, wednesday morning and thursday morning. next chance of rain is coming our way on friday. >> all right, rob. thanks so much. so much more ahead on "7 news today in new england" this morning, including more cyber fears. devices that you own that could
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>> thermostat, apple tv, security system, too. >> reporter: by year 2020 over 10 billion devices are expected to be online. all given an ip address if hacked can be used to create massive traffic jams on the internet superhighway. on friday hackers used a virtual army of hijacked dvrs to flood a called called dyne of tens of millions bog paypal and a long list of others. >> it seems crazy a baby monitor or dvr could topple amazon or twitter, right? that's exactly what's happening here. >> reporter: it could be just the beginning. experts say cheap, generic devices are usually the most susceptibility because their passwords can't be changed. >> very important that you understand the device and update the device and don't have default passwords and have
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>> kris: this is a real life field of dreams for a baseball fan battling a serious illness. he asked for his very own baseball park. they all came together and stepped in and hit it out of the park. they worked together and completely trance formed this young man's backyard. the lights and the exact colored green created for opening day in windsor, connecticut. ? who so proudly we hailed ? >> kris: hundreds of volunteers built the park inspired by one little boy. >> we would like to introduce thomas hastings and his father, brad, for the first pitch ceremony. >> today is one of the most amazing days i've been part of since i was associated with
come up with a dream. >> i did not expect to get a mini fenway park. >> in over a month they transformed the backyard. >> i can't express how ha mazing it was to come hoke from work and see the progress. >> their word work was unvamed and thomas threw out the first pitch. he was surrounded by family, friends and his teammates from the university of har for the baseball team. >> thomas faces many challenges. there's a o surgeries in dealing with muscular dystrophy can be tough. here it all disappears. >> reporter: now thomas can have his friends over anytime. >> i feel happy and excited this is happening to me and i'm going to be able to play. >> to see the whole community come together to make it happen, i can't even believe it.
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>> kris: desperate search for a missing new hampshire teenager. two boston police officers shot on the job a couple of weeks ago continue to recover, and both have now been released from the hospital. overseas, iraqi forces push closer to mosul. the offensive underway to rye take the city from isis militants. >> this is. >> tom: . it's 9:30 on this sunny snd morning. rob eicher has a peek of what's left the weekend forecast. we replaced all the rain with some wind this morning. >> rob: wind and cool weather. that's the other big change. many are 15 to 20 degrees cooler now than this time yesterday. along with that its gusty. we got a gust of 35 in boston and 36 in plymouth. lots of gusts in the 30 to 40-mile-per-hour range in the last hour, but we have seen 40 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts this morning and could see more later
42 in worcester. you factor in the wind and we have windchill factors in the 30s in many areas. that's adding to the chill out there this morning. winds are going to continue as we head into the afternoon hours, so a wind advisory is in effect until 6:00. there's the big change, other big change from yesterday as kris was mentioning. radar is all quiet and should be sunny the rest of the day. despite the sunshine, high temperatures today just a touch below average. quite get there today in many areas. with the wind it will feel fall-like. next chance of rain not that far away. we talk more about that in a few minutes. >> kris: to a developing story out of new hampshire where police continue to search for a missing nashua teen. police say he was first reported missing yesterday morning, and now they are concerned because of friday night's severe weather. they think it may have played a role in the disappearance. a neighbor called in a
located nearby the drain. no one saw anyone fall into the drain, but around 8:00 yesterday morning they receive aid call. a father reported his son disappeared and had been missing since friday night. he said his son was walking home from a friend's house during the storm. turns out his personal items were those found by that open drain. now there's an extensive search underway based on the possibility that the boy was swept into that storm drain during the rain. police will provide an update later to bring it to you right here on 7 news. some good news regarding the two boston police officers who continue to be on their road to recovery after they were injured in a shoot-out recently. officer matt morse shot in the leg and lost a lot of blood was released from mass general hospital yesterday. morris will get more treatment at boston spalding rehab center. the other officer was discharged from mass general on wednesday. boston police commissioner
to see them continue in the road to recovery. the officers were both shot during a shoot-out in east boston earlier this month. the suspect that was just identified opened fire on police with an assault rifle and handgun as they responded to investigate a fight between figueroa and his roommate. the suspect was shot and killed during the shoot-out. talking politics and the race for the white house, mayor marty walsh and others rallying together showing the mayor hosted the canvas kickoff for the clinton campaign in manchester yesterday. walsh emphasized the importance of this election saying there's a lot at stake. >> hillary clinton and maggie hassen to let them know it's important for us to send people to the senate and the congress and the presidency that actually care about working class people. they care about the people in this country. we tonight have to make this country great again.
how great we are. thank you! >> kris: hillary clinton will campaign in new hampshire on monday alongside elizabeth warren. we're following more news today and u.s. defense secretary ash carter arriving in iraq to take a closer look at the fight against isis militants. carter will meet with military commanders and says the u.s. is prepared to provide additional support in the fight against isis. u.s.-backed iraqi forces push closer to mosul as they look to take the city back from latest. >> reporter: the mission to drive isis out of mosul may sound straightforward, but in reality there are now at least 1 # 00 front lines, kurds fighting north of mosul, and iraqi soldiers in the east and south in in dangerous mix where multiple scattered villages are war zones are hundreds of forward deployed american
they try to avied the cam ras. a french television crew was filming with kurdish forces and they came under attack. two americans came in to help battlefield rescues. u.s. defense secretary ash carter made an unannounced visit to baghdad to meet with iraqi officials and top u.s. commanders. >> we have tough fighting ahead, and the u.s. will continue to play its part. >> reporter: the u sent 500 americans are outside the wire and 5,000 more are mostly on fortified bases. even they aren't far from the fighting. isis torched a sulfur plant days ago. they say civilians have been treated for breathing problems because of the toxic fumes. the wind also carried the fumes toward american troops on a base south of mosul. some troops on the base donned their chemical protection gear,
there were no reports of any hospitalization among the troops. iraqi officials say they have put out the fire. >> kris: that was richard engel reporti reporting. it's expected to take weeks, if not months to drive isis out of mosul where it is home to more than 1 million civilians swm. also on "7 news today in new england," two children heart-breaking story here. they were killed during a home invasion in georgia. it happened just outside of atlanta. an 11-year-old and 15-year-old found shot in police believe suspects forced their way into the home, and that's when they opened fire. a 6-year-old was also in the home but was not home. >> been living here three years and nothing like this happened. >> to have children 11 and 15 years old is very troubling, and it makes us work harder to find whout responsible for this. >> so far police didn't make arrests, but it's unclear if the home was targeted. a dangerous spill in
creek there whether when a pipe ruptured during the storm. they're working to clean up the mess and closely monitor drirnging water. >> you can taste it. it smells like gasoline. >> kris: bruce is overcome with the sme of gasoline. he's near the site of a pipeline leak. >> it's alarming. it's alarming to smell gas that strong in the air. it smells like you're next to >> he's tried to reach a 75-year-old woman stranded because of a washed-out road in a brifrj over wallace run where it flows into a creek. both the run and creek looked like powerful rivers. in this area you can also see the erosion on the creek, and many nearby roads remain barely passable. what neighbors describe as a small stream turned into a bid of a rock slide and knocked down
across the road and did more damage in its wake. work crews will try to rebuild this bridge and washed out road, where officials with the logistics that operates the gasoline line are tessing the waters to see if commuters downstream are at risk. you can see what appears to be gasoline in another creek and there's the smell. the officials are testing that water to see if it's safe for people to drink. dangerous drive in wisconsin, and it wa police call it a brake check and say it can trigger deadly accidents. you see the car pulls in front of a truck forcing that massive vehicle to slang slam on the breaks. driving instructors say many people don't realize how long it takes for a truck of that side to stop. this and other dangerous maneuvers are happening more often. >> i realize they may be clower or heavier, but unfortunately it happens a lot due to distractions and people in a
frustrated and thardz road rage going on. they think i'm going to show you this guy and hit the brakes in front of them. that is a very bad idea. >> officials in the sat say they will cite anyone caught brake checking another driver. still ahead this morning, sinking problem in san francisco literally. this building is stuck in an earth skwak zone and starting to lean. >> strong wind gusts bringing in
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now 7 weather. >> rob: some impressive numbers from the wind sensors in the last 12 hours or so. woods hole has a 58-mile-per-hour wind gust and nantucket not far behind. lots of 40, 45-mile-per-hour gusts in between boston and worcester during the mng showers so far today. we will see in had been numbers like this through most of the day. the problem is the trees still have a lot of leaves, and those leaves are soaked with rain from the last couple of days. so it doesn't take much to topple some tree branches and that sort of thing. we already get lots of reports of trees down on power line, fallmuth and sharon and lawrence.
trees and power lines here with wind gusts like that. 45 in nashua and big difference from this time yesterday. you might remember this time yesterday we had lots of 60s on the map. we're now about 10, 15, in some spots almost 20 degrees colder than than in exact same time yesterday. it's part of a big storm system centered north of maine here. big area of low pressure in canada kind of spinning around, and as it did during the overnight hours, it actually help along the western slopes of the green mountains in vermont and the berkshires in massachusetts. now, that's moving out, and finally skies are starting to clear out. so we get a nice break of sunshine for a few hours today before the next system starts to roll in. there it is currently in minnesota. this is obviously, much smaller and weaker system and also a much faster-moving one. it zips across the great lakes and across just south of us as we head into the overnight hours
sunny skies despite that temperatures are slightly below average for this time of year. the big story is the wind. head into the overnight hours, clouds come back into the picture, and here's the rain. really only get a couple of hours where we have a chance of rain late tonight into tomorrow. so if you head back to work tomorrow morning and your commute taking you south of boston or in from south of boston, you're likely to see rain from the pike to boston on south is where we have the best chance of rain. across the seacoast, a cloudy day to start off on monday. by the afternoon that clears out, and skies are back to being sunny again. so just a few hours tomorrow morning where we have a quick shot at some rain. otherwise, pretty dry for most of the work week, and the story is the temperatures. highs near 50. that's it tuesday, wednesday and thursday with overnight temperatures down into the 30s, even some 20s in the usual cool spots. more significant chance of rain on friday.
>> kris: tricky tower troubles in san francisco. this building under construction is starting to sink and tilt battle. some outraged residents are actually suing. >> reporter: millennium tower was supposed being the pinnacle of luxury real estate, a 627-foot high rise in the heart of san francisco where doned does sold for millions of dollars. paula bought her two-bedroom condo in 2010, but found out just five months ago the building is sinking in the middle of an earthquake zone. >> i feel i was duped. >> reporter: the tower has sung 16 inches and started to tilting. the top of the building drifted more than 7 inches. joanne fox lives on the tower's 29th floor. >> they assured me that this was
state-of-the-art, brand-new, assault as a rock, no problems. >> engineers say it's common for big structures to settle, but a report chicagosed by the building's developers shows the structure has sunk more than it should have during the entire lifetime. how is it that a state-of-the-art building sunk by 16 inches? >> we're in the process to figure out what went wrong. clearly as early as 2009 before the city ever issued the final certificate of occupancy, we already knew it had sunk 8.3 >> the heavy concrete structure was not built to bedrock. the company points out there was no city requirement to do so. >> they should have spent a little bit more money to make a building much better. >> reporter: are we ready structurally for a major earthquake? >> no. we're totally unprepared in my opinion. >> reporter: residents say they see evidence of damage all around. >> we noticed water was coming in the walls of the garage. they just said not to worry, and don't talk about it.
millennium partners is faces lawsuits for more than a dozen residents who argue the developer didn't properly disclose a potentially dangerous situation. the company disputes that. >> they feel that their safety is at risk every single day. what do you say to that? >> the building is 100% safe. the settlement that has occurred so far has had zero impact on the safety of the building. >> reporter: the company says millennium tower is fixable and says the construction of a new transportation center next door may be the cause of their the regional transit authority disagrees saying the majority of millennium tower's leaning and sinking occurred before the construction began. >> i don't know if we can sit around and wait to be told what is going to happen next. >> reporter: those who call the tower home worrying about their expensive investment as this sinking is expected to continue. nbc news, san francisco. >> pretty wild.
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of police officers, so he took action. the two of them of them stopped by the local police sfags for a one of a kind tour. jonathan hall has more on the story. >> i don't ever want my kids to be scared of the people that protect us. >> reporter: darrell wants his son to know he has no reason to be afraid of the police. he says they're just people who have chosen their careers like anyone else. >> some of the officers are
but i don't live there. why would we be that angry here? >> reporter: when darrell discovered his 5-year-old son was afraid of the police, he took him to a local police station. he thought his son, daniel, would simply talk with an officer. instead they get a full-fledged tour. >> we just did a quick process. >> reporter: lieutenant day led the father and son through the station. >> the fact that the father was trying to address or dispel perpetuate in a young person in his son was incredibly impressive. >> reporter: in light of everything that has happened nationwide, lieutenant day says this small jes fur by a father sgz a long way in their efforts to create trust. >> our objective is to work with community and partner with them and build that trust. >> reporter: darrell and his boy met the officers, they saw the evidence area, too. but daniel's favorite part?
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>> kris: a teenager missing in new hampshire. why officials think he may be a victim of friday's severe storms. bridgewater police officer rushed to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver rams into his cruiser. the patriots are. ? best of pittsburgh playing without big ben. cubs fans let loose after their team heads back to the world series after a 71-year drought. a lot of patience for cubs fans. present r mrent dwri of news ahead. here's a peek at the sunday forecast. it's a windy start to the sunday
>> rob: many areas 15 to 20 degrees colder now. 49 in boston, but a sustained wind at almost 20 miles per hour with a gust just recorded to 35. so that makes it feel like it's more like the low 40s than upper 40s. yeah, windy and cool out there this morning, and the wind are with us throughout the day. frequent gusts are possible in the afternoon hours. wind advisory is in effect until 6:00. the rain and even the snow we had in western mass but the clouds now just starting to break, so good bit of sunshine in store for us as we head into the afternoon hours. high temperatured onned in the upper 50s to maybe 60. next chance of rain is not that far away. we talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> kris: a developing story out of nashua, new hampshire where police are searching for this missing teenage named jason gullet. he's 15 years old.
weather on friday night may have played a role in this young man's disappearance. police responded to an area on main street after a report of a storm drain that was open. the teenager's father says he was walking home from a friend's house friday night during the severe storm and the route would have taken him right to the storm drain. the neighbors that called in the suspicious open drain reported that there were personal items located nearby. detectives have looked atsur vamance video and determine they on foot in the area during that storm. we have another look at his picture to see if you recognize this young man. a massive serve is under way including the nation what river, the merrimack river and the inteer underwater strorm drain snm in the area. it could take an extended period of time. nashua police will hold a news conference later today to provide us with the latest information. 7 news now turning our focus to the latest on that trench
of one of the victims in the accident that happened on friday whether a private construction crew was working on a trench and the water main flooded after it broke flooding that hole with water. several workers escaped but two didn't make it out. we have more on what one of those men's families is saying. >> his death was tragic and from what we've heard, should not have happened. >> reporter: the family of 47-year-old robert higgins in struggling to comprehend what happened to him friday afternoon for what should have been a typical day on the job. >> he was just a kind person. he was an average, gentle, kind person. always there to help you out. >> reporter: higgins and another construction worker were killed after a water main break flooded a trench they were working in here in the south end. those close to higgins say he was passionate about his job. sgroo drove very early in the
morning from war len to boston. >> they haven't released the victims' names, but the hewitts say their nephew is one of the two at that died on the job. the hewitts feel atlantic drain services shouldn't have been allowed to operate in the first place. 7 news learned that the company was fined nearly $100,000 in the past by osha and some fines haven't been paid. >> they continue to get why? >> reporter: that question and others remain unanswered. robert higgins' loved ones choose to reminisce about the good times. >> we have to focus on those, not focus on highway he died but on how he lived. >> reporter: "7 news today in new england." >> kris: a bad crash at east bridgewater. a suspected drunk driver slamming into a police cruiser. that officer had to be taken to the hospital.
>> it's a very dangerous situation. the officer is just sitting there doing his job, and not prepared to have such an impact. obviously, that's quite a shock to the body. >> reporter: in east bridgewater a police officer is home from the hospital and recovering after an alleged drunk driver slams into the back of his cruiser on saturday when he was out on patrol. >> the police car had quite an impact to the back of the vehicle. the officer is recovering out of the hospital >> the driver that hit the officer, 23-year-old ryan mcaliso. the 24-year-old had a large gash to his forehead from the impact of the crash and his car was totaled. he was arrested and put behind bars. the two other passengers in his car were lucky because they walked away uninjured. >> we hope that everybody learns from them, and we're thankful our officer is okay.
in new england." >> kris: foming up now on the east boston police officers who were injured in a shoot-out. a bit of good news here. officer matt morris schott in the leg and lost a lot of blood was released from mass general hospital on saturday. morris will get more treatment at boston spalding rehab center as he continues to recover from that shooting. the other officer was discharged from mass general on wednesday. boston police commissioner says he's happy to see the two the officers were both shot during a shoot-out on october 12th. the suspect has been identified as kirk figueroa. he opened fire on police with an assault rifle and handgun while she responded to a fight between pig row what and his roommate. the investigation continues. okay. the patriots are looking for their sixth win of season. the pats are on the road in pittsburgh for a week seven match-up against afc rival
player. ben roethlisberger, big ben, the quarterback, out of this game with a knee injury. tom brady and company know they still will have to be sharp as they take on steelers. tough game on the road. we're in pittsburgh with a preview of the showdown. >> takes a check and back. fires to gronkowski, and he caught it! customdown patriots. >> reporter: whether it's gronkowski, bennett, he dellman or white under tom brady the offense is the most dynamic of >> he told mcto defend every blade of grass. i think that's a great thing to do. that's how you stress the defense. >> there's unlimited weapons here, and everybody is in tune. we're playing fast. we're playing good. obviously, we have a lot of things to work on, but we're playing good football. >> reporter: with brady lighting up the league all is well offensively. defensively there are issues,
>> you don't win games on third down, but within the game we have to find ways to win. i'd be lying if i said that wasn't something we have talked about. we need to focus on it. third down is all about match-ups. you have to win individual match-ups. >> reporter: the match-up this week is more favorable without ben roethlisberger but still daunting defending le'veon bell and antonio brown. >> he's very quick and great at the top of the route. you watch him for a guy not that big, he really catches everything. >> he plays running back and playing receiver and they line them up everywhere and motion them. he's not a one-trick pony. we had to know where he is all time. >> the way the steelers you use le'veon bell is a huge key in the game some can you understand afternoon. the running game has to help out the passing game. no ben roethlisberger, and going to be a lot of pressure on landry jones, especially if bell and williams cannot get it going
reporting in pittsburgh, "7 news today in new england." >> kris: should be an exciting one. 7 news is your home for patriots coverage all season long. just download the 7 news mobile or tablet apps for all your updates while on the go. go pats! there's baseball news this morning. no more talk of billy goats inically because the cubs are headed back to the world series, the first time in 71 years. they shutout the dodgers last night by the way, the last time the cubs won a world series, we go way back to 1908. maybe it's their year. we're back with the election countdown, just 16 days left until election day. donald trump threatening legal action after another allegation of sexual misconduct. this coming on the say day that he laid out the agenda for what would be his first 100 days in office if elected. meanwhile, democrat hillary clinton is dodging her own
trail. 7's jonathan hall has more. >> they throw a fade and this time gronkowski does have the touchdown. >> kris: well, there's some video actually here. this is obviously not the campaign trail. this is the patriots gearing up for their big game against the pittsburgh steelers this weekend. we're working to get that and hillary clinton campaign trail story. time is running out, though, for both candidates because early voting is already underway in 34 of those states, so we'll work to get the story fixed for you and bring it to you in a little bit. 7 news, again, is your political headquarters in your race for the white house. go to whdh.com to stay connected with all the latest information you need on the campaign trail. still ahead here on "7 news today in new england," chicago not the only city where fans are
problem is we have a lot of wind, and the temperatures are chillier. this is a peek of what to expect the rest of the day. >> rob: the wind is the biggest issue for the rowers today. we have sustained at 18 with a gust of 35 at boston right now. it's a winding river but for most of the course it's a strong cross wind or head wind. that will continue through the afternoon as long as the charles is going on today. good luck to the rowers. an extra 49 currently in boston and 50 in norwood and p-town at 50 right now. it feels cooler than that, because we have impressive wind. we have a gust of 35 in boston as i mentioned, 33 in worcester and 36 in nantucket, and we're likely to see 40, 45-mile-per-hour and even 50-mile-per-hour gusts into the afternoon hours. some of the strongest are likely across the worcester hills, some of the higher elevations and islands throughout the rest of
calm down. notice how the wind direction also starts to shift from more a west northwesterly direction. it will prevent our temperatures from crashing too far tonight. tonight is not too bad, but the next coming nights will be awfully chilly with many areas in the 30s and 20s not out of the question. all part of a wig area of low pressure. storm system off the top of the screen there. that actually led to some snowshowers along the western-facing slopes oth berkshires and green mountains last night. that's moving out and taking the rain, snow and clouds with it. there's the next one not far away in minnesota. that's going to kind of dive just south of us as we head through the overnight hours. while we get a nice break of sunny, clear skies for a few hours today, clouds already come back into the picture overnight tonight, and we get a quick shot at some rain late tonight into early tomorrow morning. there you see the time line, but really only for the southern half of the area from basically
south shore, the south coast could see showers tomorrow morning going back to work. only for a few hours and the afternoon looks clear everywhere. after that we're dry and cool for a couple of days. 50 at best tuesday, wednesday and thursday with overnight temperatures into the 30s, and that's on average some of the usually cool spots are more like 25, 26 tuesday and wednesday and thursday morning. more significant shot of rain coming our way on >> kris: rob, thanks so much. police had to use pepper spray on penn state students when celebrations got out of hahneds. thousands took to the streets last night after they rallied in the fourth quarter to beat number two ohio state in that college football showdown. huge upset there. the crowd pulled down at least one street sign and up ended a light pole. there are reports now of no arrests so far, but that could change with any developments there.
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what would be his first 100 days in office. in the meantime, hillary clinton dodges her own controversy on the campaign trail. here's jonathan hall with more. >> reporter: it was billed as a policy speech. donald trump in gettysburg, pennsylvania laying out the agenda for his presidency's first 100 days. like all trump speeches it touched on a wide range of topics from the leadership of abe ling con. >> i his example to heal the divisions we're lives through right now. >> to his plans to build a wall at the border. >> remember, i said mexico is paying for the wall. >> trump mentioned the women that came forward to accuse him of inappropriate touching or kissing, he's now threatening legal action. >> the events never happened, never. all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. >> reporter: this happens as an 11th accuser came forward in l.a.
silence his accusers and prevent other women from coming forward, he will be sorely disappointed. >> reporter: the clinton campaign, which polls show winning or within the margin of error in every swing state is trying to run out the clock, making an appeal to voters wavering in their support for trump. >> you probably know people who are thinking about voting for donald trump. i understand that they need a president who cares about the want to be their president, too. >>. >> reporter: jonathan hall, "7 news today in new england." >> kris: 7 news is your political headquartrs in the race for the house. go to wb whdh.com to stay connected. also this morning secretary of defense ash carter met with the iraqi prime minister where they discussed progress into the operation to retake mosul. carter noted that it's key
he also sat down with u.s. military leaders to discuss whether more resources or assistance is needed. he admits the fight won't be easy. >> we have tough fighting ahead, and the u.s. will continue to play its part. >> kris: there's a steady increase of troops helping to train iraqi allies to defeat isis. the u.s. military says 500 americans are outside the wire and 5,000 more are mostly on even they aren't far from where the fighting is. up next on "7 news today in new england," more politics. the predzal candidates head into the homestretch, but many questions still surround both candidates and canal payments. chuck todd will join us this morning. if you haven't been outside yet, brace yourself for some heavy wind. you see the trees there blowing. rob has a final look at the weekend forecast when we come
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go scorched earth or try to win and lose with dignitiy. did hillary clinton try to run up the score to shut down talk of a rigged election? tim kaine will join me live. all of that and more on another special edition of "meet the press." >> kris: one final check of the weather forecast with rob. at least wathe sun is out today. >> temperature-wise we're slightly below normal. you factor in wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour this afrn upper 50s more like 40s at times. definitely a fall chill in the area, and a slight chance of showers south of the pike lake tonight and early tomorrow morning. dry tuesday, wednesday and thursday but very chilly and good chance of rain on friday. >> all right, rob. thanks so much. that will do it for us this sunday morning. thank you for spending time with us. i'm kris anderson. have a great day. see you back here for "7 news today in new england" next today in new england" next weekend.
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