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with stopping that stabbing spree inside a taunton mall set to speak for the first time today as investigators release the final report on the crime. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. it's 5:00 a.m. i'm sarah french. >> christa: welcome aboard, everybody, as if we're flying oar going off somewhere. but it's our new reality to have these really cool temperatures. >> sarah: we have to pull out those winter coats, chris. after last week with temperatures in the 60s, 70s and 80s. this week a different story. the last couple days and today going forward the coldest of the seven day. 34 in boston. 31 in worcester. temperatures, that's the air temperature. what it feels like outside is mid to upper 20s for most towns and cities. rain and dare i say snow off to the west of us. leading edge of precipitation is snow. north and west of 495, a few snowflakes and sleet pellets mix
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not really expect accumulation out that way. we do expect minor accumulation of wet snow this afternoon. cold rain overtaking the area, especially mid-to-late afternoon, through the overnight hours. talk more on that coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. the morning commute probably not going to be a problem, but later this afternoon going to look a lot different out there. zakim bridge, no issues right now. let's go to the maps. 93 and route 1 heading into boston looking g south of town, braintree to boston northbound on the expressway there, just ten minutes. routes 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. the pike all the way back the framingham problem-free. route 2 and 3 also looking good. take a look at those drive times. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. 12 minutes on the pike to 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: right now commuters are boarding trains after a
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passengers forced to kick out windows when smoke started to pour into a train. this morning investigators say there were two fires. >> christa: and passengers are talking about that terrifying scene and how they managed to escape. let's go to 7's john cuoco live with the latest for us. john? >> john: christa, some of the cars weren't fully at the passengers, that's why the doors wouldn't open, so passengers decided to start breaking windows. chaos at the orange passengers breaking windows, climbing out of the train as smoke filled the station during the wednesday afternoon commute. a combination of two fires. >> i'm still shaking. >> john: pastry chef tracy taylor was on board. when the doors wouldn't open, she used a knife to smash a window. >> i took my scarf. this is my chef knife. i attached it to my el belike
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>> john: taylor and others jumped on to the platform as boston fire rushed to the station. >> turned out on the a motor fire. in the process we also found a trash fire on the tracks, which we extinguished both. >> reporter: transit police say the door wouldn't open because the train wasn't up against the platform. thrive were treated for smoke inhalation, including tracy taylor. she's glad it wasn't worse. >> the firefighters and e.m.t.s and everyone that responded were wonderful. >> i'm going home and i'm safe. that was treated is expected to be okay. the mbta is now investigating. live in back day, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now two people are recovering after an s.u.v. hit a brick wall on beacon hill. police say the man behind the wheel was an uber driver. 7's victoria warren is live at the scene with the latest on the investigation. >> victoria: that investigation continues. witnesses say this car was going
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here what the result of it is. the car coming to a crashing end right into this brick wall. a car slamming right enter a brick wall in beacon hill, two people in the car at the time, the driver drives for uber, the woman the passenger. >> he was going so fast, i thought they was dead. i'm surprised they beth got out the car. >> victoria: this witness doesn't want to show his face but says something happened right before the crash. >> so i end of the street. so when i walked to the end of the street, i seen this white car come flying up the hill. >> victoria: he says there was no stopping it. >> it ran straight smack into the wall. he was going so fast, no brakes or nothing. >> i understand he was coming up this street at a high rate of speed. there may have been a hit and run down on sandwich street. >> victoria:s be police can't confirm if this was a hit-and-run, but they are looking to see if one accident led to another.
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beth went to the hospital, but they're going to be okay. no one was home at the time. the homeowner arriving to emergency crews, a gaping hole in her house and her power shut off. >> can you tell us what happened here? >> i can't because i wasn't there. >> everyone's okay and we're happy. >> god was with them. god was with them, because they survived. >> victoria: and as for the damage here, we're told that it damaged one person's garage and then where the into, it crashed into a pantry area of the kitchen. all of that can be repaired. boston police continue their investigation. it is unclear at this time if the driver is going the face any citations. live this morning on beacon hill, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: looks like it was a mechanical issue that caused a box truck to crash into a multimillion dollar home in winchester on lorraine that road
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the crash caused significant damage to the home's garage. >> sarah: a woman is rushed to the hospital after she was stabbed in roxbury on lawrence street at around 10:00 last night. e.m.s. officials say the victim suffered minor injuries. right now police are still searching for a suspect. >> christa: 12 days to go before the presidential election, and health care hillary clinton heading to the battleground state of north carolina today with first lady michelle obama. donald trump will be stumping in ohio. however, both candidates are nervously watching florida. behind trump in the sunshine state. let's join 7's jennifer eagan, who is breaking down those numbers and the ones nationwide. jen? >> jennifer: christa, clinton appears to have a strong lead nationwide, according to new polls out this morning. she had another reason to celebrate yesterday, too. as for donald trump, he spent some time making a pitch for something other than his presidency. wrapping up her 69th
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her edge in florida. >> i don't pay attention to polls when they're good. and i don't pay attention to them when they're bad. i really don't. >> jennifer: clinton spent two days stumping in the sunshine state where the latest poll has her trailing two points behind drum. >> we cannot stop for a mow. no complacency here. >> jennifer: this morning a new a.p./g.f. poll shows clinton with a commanding 14-point lead over trump nationwide. in new hampshire, a nbc "wall street journal" poll, has clinton up by nine points in a four-way race. trump will be in manchester on friday. on wednesday the republican was in washington, d.c., cutting the rib been for his new hotel, near the white house. >> my team today is five words: under budget and ahead of schedule. >> jennifer: while trump international was lined with protesters, the republican has his eyes on other gatherings across the country.
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beautiful, beautiful lines, right? >> jennifer: trump hopes those long lines of early voters are filled with people who are choosing him. and early voting could be a big factor. an nbc target smart analysis shows more than 10 million americans have already voted. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening today, we'll hear from the off-duty sheriff's deputy who is being called a hero for stopping the suspect behid a deadly stabbing spree at the taunton mall. this comes as investigators say the use of deadly justified. 7's nicole oliverio live in plymouth where he'll be speaking this morning. nicole? >> nicole: this is the first time we hear from that off-duty sheriff's deputy since this deadly stabbing five months ago. the district attorney's office releasing that report yesterday, clearing that off-duty officer of any wrongdoing. this all stems back to an incident in may where suspect arthur darosa, police say, killed two people when he went
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galleria in taunton. surveillance video shows him inside of the macy's attacking people. police say he then went enter a bertucci's where he stabbed a pregnant waitress and then killed a man. two people were killed during this stabbing street, patricia slavin was killed inside of her taunton home. that happened right before the incident at the mall. and then george heath. police say it was heath who protected that pregnant waitress and then was fatally stabbed himself. itas sheriff's deputy who happened to be eating at that bertucci's. that deputy, james creed, fired a fatal shot that killed darosa. according to that report, the district attorney's office says had deputy creed not acted, they believe more people would have been killed. that's the latest, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. meantime, a show of support from members of a tight it knit caped
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together to remember four college students killed in an accident this week. two of the victims killed in this wrong-way crash on 495 earlier this week had grown up on the cape. the 41-year-old driver from fall river was also killed. that crash is still under investigation. >> sarah: happening now, parts of central italy reeling after two powerful earthquakes within hours. buildings crumbled and neighborhoods were flattened. the u.s. geological survey says they were actually aftershocks from the quake that kill 300 so far authorities say only two people were hurt in these new quakes. >> christa: it's 5:10. very busy morning on this thursday. still ahead, an alarming encounter in marblehead. police issue a warning after a woman says man tried to grab her on a bike path. >> sarah: plus a pilot grounded. investigators say he was drunk when boarding a plane packed with passengers. >> christa: and the big honor big papi received before game
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>> chris: rain and snow to the west of us working into southern new england through the derek mostly between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. in terms of start showers. inland a few snowflakes mixed on in. kids at the bus stop this morning, it's mainly dry outside, cold, near 40 degrees. mid-40s with a killed rain later this afternoon. we'll talk about the forecast coming up. >> danielle: it's a quiet start on the roads. no issues behind me. both the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. we'll be right back. every single day, more than 8,000 men and women are working together to create a stronger, smarter, more resilient system...
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>> sarah: welcome back. 5:14. i feel like it just keeps getting colder and colder out there. >> christa: now i'm hearing about rain for the evening commute, maybe even some snow. you have to talk to us about this, chris. >> chris: every once in a while in new england we cap some snowflakes in october, nothing like we saw five years ago, but
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christa. most of it across the berkshires. colder this morning. 34 in boston. 31 in worcester. 20s in a lot of the suburbs. winds dead calm in a lot of the suburbs. right now it's 9mph in ?boston. any breeze, temperatures this cool gives you the wind-chill factor off a couple more degrees. it feels more like 27 in the city right now, 26. that's the wind-chill factor in worcester. how about a couple ocean-effect showers working in across the cape and the far southeastern plymouth county. overall not a big deal. any precipitation at all this morning, maybe an isolated ocean effect rain shower working on in along the coastline. maybe a sleet pellet or two mixed in. blue indicates snow across upstate new york. that's going to be working into western new england around mid-day. for the rest of us thinking about one to 3:00 p.m., that would be the timing of most of the precipitation over the area. anything earlier along that along the coastline is thanks to ocean-effect moisture working on in.
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northwestern connecticut, western mass. this will eventually flip over to rain, but it may take a few hours out that way. and there will be a burst of light-to-moderate snow for a while once you work your way west of worcester county. and even into worcester county itself up into southwestern new hampshire. briefly there may be some sleet and snow mixed in. wouldn't be surprised to see that in these areas across worcester county up into southwest new hampshire. any accumulation would be limited and not worried about travel issues at all on the roadways. although on the roads, temperatures will be close to freezing out that way. snow won't be allowed to accumulate. this evening and overnight tonight, temperatures actually warm up as you drag in some milder ocean air. and the rain becomes heavy at times overnight and very early tomorrow. mostly pre-dawn tomorrow. that will allow for a gusty wind to develop, too, thanks to the on-shore winds really kicking on in. so again, maybe one to three inches in the berkshires.
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higher terrain. about an inch of rain. downs coming in tonight. tonight we'll also watch winds really start the crank up. this is going to be after midnight and pre-dawn tomorrow when we gust 40 to 50mph along the coastline. because of that there's a wind advisory in place from 1:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for those strong gusts mainly across southeastern mass and the immediate coastline, including the city of boston up through the north shore. so 40 to 48 this afternoon. takes hold and moves in between about 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. 7 on 7 forecast over the weekend, we get dry air in here. maybe a spot sprinkle or shower late on saturday. a better chance of a few showers on sunday. seasonable temperatures. right now halloween looks great for trick-or-treaters. ghosts and goblins running around in the dry air. temperatures monday evening in the 40s. >> christa: that's fantastic. chris, thank you. cockpit concerns now. an airline pilot accused of being drunk gets pulled from his
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the influence when he showed up to work. this was a skywest airlines flight going from rapids city to sal lake city. it was delayed after t.s.a. agents said they smelled alcohol on one of the pilots. shortly after that the 38-year-old pilot was taken into custody. police say his blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit. one passenger flying with his nine-year-old son called the whole thing outrageous. >> i could have injured myself, my son, or frankly killed us if the plane goes down based upon him just showing up drunk. it's absolutely ridiculous. >> christa: that pilot has been placed on administrative leave. >> sarah: a new security team in place at logan airport. the t.s.a. showing off its new passenger screening dog. the black lab named jazz is a little different than a bomb-sniffing dog. she's been trained to detect explosives concealed on the body or in a passenger's carry-on bag. >> she was trained for three months.
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get jazz certified. so a four and five-month process before the dog is trained good enough to work here in the environment. >> sarah: the dog's trainer says black labs make good bomb-sniffing dogs because they're so sociable and trainable. look at that tail just wagging. >> christa: you got to love that name, too. >> sarah: i know, jazz. >> christa: 5:19. up next, ready for a rematch. well, remember that ugly shutout, right, at gillette stadium with the bills? what they're doing now to prepare to face the only team that's beat them so far this season. >> sarah: and a heist at a pumpkin patch. how thieves were able to make
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the world series headed back the wrigley all tied up. the cubs beat the indians in game two. chicago never trailing in cleveland last night. already leading 2-0, the cubs scored three times in the fifth, and they won the game 5-1. game three is coming up tomorrow night. former red sox ace david ortiz making an appearance at the world series last night. there he is. big papi was in cleveland to accept the hank aaron award, which goes to the most outstanding offensive player in each league. in his final season, david hit .315 with 38 home runs and 127 r.b.i.s. it's great the made an appearance even though we're not in the series. >> sarah: i know. >> christa: good to see him. >> sarah: we're already at week eight. this is hard to believe, in the nfl. >> christa: if your fantasy team is isn't holding up, trey daerr and jadiann thompson will let you know who to pick and who to sit. >> jadiann: hey there, pats' fans.
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daerr. as usual. we would never replace you, trey. we're already on week eight. we're talking about the patriots, the only team in the nfl to be 6-1. they'll play the same team that defeated them this season. what do we expect? >> trey: a lot has changed since they played the bills one months ago, the biggest thing tom brady. he's elevating play of guys around him. look to cowhat they did last year against buffalo, short, quick intermediate passing game. james white three touchdowns the past two weeks. james white to start. >> sarah: and the bills' run game and lesean mccow killed it for the patriots. what do you think about that? >> christa:>> trey: the patriots struggled to shut down mccoy. but mccow is not the same guy. he was injured in practice last week, tried to give it a go against miami. obviously things aren't right. he's a star player, probably the most explosive back in the nfl, but things aren't right for him. you got to sit him down,
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>> jadiann: and people doubting aaron rodgers too soon? >> trey: monster game last week. got to look for the guys around him to make plays. the running back/wide receiver had 19 touches. that's huge. still without a touchdown. only owned in 30% of the fantasy leagues. ty montgomery starts. ar look the avenge the only loss of this season. buffalo shut out the pats at gillette last month. of course, tom brady wasn't playing in that game because of his suspension. brady know buffalo fans will create a hostile environment this weekend. >> they're just into it. they're into it from the first quarter all the way from the last, from pre-game warm-ups to the end of the game. so we play at a lot of the
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i think the most challenges is when they're making plays and sacking quarterbacks. >> sarah: the past have won their last four road games against the bills. >> christa: the celtics' season getting off the a strong start. the team beating the nets at the garden. isaiah thomas scoring a game-high 25 points. he's fresh off his victory in the "who did it better?" segment, jae crowder added 21. it was 122-117. the c's take on the bulls coming up in chicagoon maryland senate debate takes an interesting turn. what the green party candidate decided to do when she wasn't invited. >> christa: a happy ending to a search for a missing woman from dracut. where she was found alive. >> sarah: from the classroom to the courtroom, a college student is facing multiple counts related to sexual assault
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. >> sarah: now at
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into trouble. why police are stepping up patrols on a popular trail in marblehead. >> christa: and on just one station, an alleged computer hacker collapses in a federal courtroom. what his wife says caused his medical emergency. >> sarah: and ben affleck is hoping to bring out some voters. hear his special message to the people of new hampshire. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: that was so funny. he said "curse." what? >> sarah: so funny. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. the weather not funny, chris. it's so cold out there. >> chris: say it ain't snow, right? too early for that? we'll get some snow in portions of western new england as we go through the day. not expecting snow in the city of boston, but it's cold this morning. 34 now. 31 in worcester. a couple ocean effect showers trying to get going off cape cod bay. not really having much success pushing inland. if there is an isolated shower this morning, it will be along the coastline. this afternoon we wait for the
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indicating snow. i think there will be even a brief period this afternoon where a little bit of snow and sleet mix in outside 495. better chance of a accumulating snow across the berkshires and up into vermont, especially across the higher terrain. between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., that's when precipitation mainly overtakes the area. cold rain with temperatures in the 40s. more on the seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: 5:30 half hour. let's get a check on the roads. an early start, you're in good shape. route 1 through saugus, no issues here. let's go to the maps. heading into town on route 1 and 93 southbound, things looking good. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, still just ten minutes. slowing down a little bit along the braintree split. but route 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. the pike fine all the way back to framingham this morning and no issues on route 2 or route 3. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door.
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bridge, just 11 minutes. so not watching any delays on the roads. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the day's top stories. city leaders are demanding answers after panic on the orange line. five people were injured in the chaos after smoke started to pour into a plane during rush hour on wednesday. passengers shattering windows to get off the train. the train's doors did not open because it w fire. a fire on the track and a motor fire caused the smoky situation. an uber driver smashed into a home in chapel hill. the driver was speeding. the driver and passenger suffered minor injuries. no one was inside the home at the time. >> christa: right now police are searching for man they say exposed himself to a woman on a trail and then tried to grab her. this happened on the bike path in marblehead. police say this man then took
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police. let's go to 7's. >> jennifer: who will share more on the story. >> jennifer: christa, good morning. police are urging people not to walk alone. they are following several leads to track down the suspect. police at a popular walking trail in marblehead, searching for a man who exposed himself and tried to grab a woman. >> i find this shocking because i've always thought this trail was very safe. >> jennifer: the woman, in her 40s, says she was walking marblehead-salem line when a man leaning against the fen lunged toward her. >> she realized he was exposing himself and lunging toward her. >> other people nearby called 911. the suspect rode off on a bicycle. schools in the area were net find of the incident. one school quickly proved students who were outside inside. >> we immediately went into lockdown. obviously the security of our kids is a priority.
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throughout the rest of the week. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. police in fall river are looking for a repeat offender. this man walked into a tedeschi's armed with a knife. he asked for money but took off when the clerk called for help. police say the same man robbed the store earlier this month. >> sarah: police in auburn, new hampshire, are looking for a man who broke into a house on woodhill drive. someone inside the home fired a shot before the suspect ran away. detektives say there was small marijuana grow operation inside that home. >> christa: a bicyclist rushed to the hospital after colliding with an s.u.v. one of the wheels of that bike pinned underneath the tire of that vehicle. this happened wednesday afternoon on rutherford avenue. this was in charlestown near the entrance to the tobin bridge. >> sarah: new details after a missing woman in dracut is found safe. kathryn lucier is recovering in the hospital this morning.
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pleasant street yesterday afternoon. she had been missing for three days. the son of a connecticut woman lost at sea is holding a private memorial service for her. nathan carmen honoring his mother linda at a church in hartford yesterday. according to nathan, he and his mother ran into trouble during a boating trip out of rhode island last month. nathan was found floating on a life raft eight days later. his mother is presumed dead. >> i'm glad that many of my mom's friends chose to attend. and i think the service was a good time for us to come together and support one another. i wish desperately that my mom was rescued. i hope that she will be found. >> sarah: the circumstances behind his master's disappearance remain under investigation. >> christa: we're 12 days away from the presidential election,
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election officials believe about 130,000 residents have cast their ballots during early voting. it started this week. early voting runs through next friday. and cambridge native ben affleck working his best boston accent, urging people to get out there and vote. >> my name is benny the sweet callahan, but you might know me by my hollywood name, ben affleck. i'm from boston, and boston is new england, which means that new hampshire is just like my mean? i love new hampshire. back in the day... >> christa: oh, so he's adopting new hampshire as home for this video for the comedy site funny or die. of course, new hampshire a key swing state here, and he didn't endorse any particular political candidate, but it was really funny when he said, loving on new hampshire, the baby pats' fan. >> sarah: it's entertaining. still ahead, the construction on
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when the slot machines will be ringing at wynn boston harbor. >> christa: and why one boston marathon runner is 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.
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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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>> sarah: trending today, an unexpected guest at a restaurant dashing out before ordering food. surveillance video was rolling when a deer ran into a diner in indiana. it crashed through a win deand knocked over tables that. deer almost ran into a woman before smashing through another window on the way out. >> christa: did you see that woman? what did poor thing. security cameras catching thieves stealing pumpkins in new jersey. the crooks helping themselves to these pumpkins after hours at a farm. so they made more than one trip and hit the farm apparently three times making off with roughly 200 pump kings. the farm owner says they're up to $3,000. >> sarah: wow. in maryland, a third party candidate crashing a debate. the green party candidate running for senate didn't poll enough to participate, but she
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>> sarah: all right it's 5:45. take a live look over boston. >> christa: let's count our there. it's not raining... yet. chris lambert has the time line on that. >> chris: different story this afternoon for the evening commute. it's going to be a slow go. cold rain. nice and dry now. you need the winter coat this morning. 29 in fitchburg. 31 in worcester. 26 in bedford. 34 in boston. 34 in boston, the coldest in the city since april 10th. so it's been a while. we've had a couple ocean effect rain showers trying to get going across cape cod bay.
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getting close to marshfield. maybe a flurry or fleet pellet mixed in because of cold air in place. plenty of flakes mixed in with this. in fact, all snow across portions of the new york through-way down into northeastern pennsylvania. pocono, cat skills, adirondacks and even the highest rain of western new england picking up snow throughout the day. for the most part it's dry at least until noontime, 1:00 p.m. work the exception, maybe one or two of these ocean-effect rain showers close to the coastline. portions of western connecticut, northern connecticut and into western massachusetts. the easterly wind eventually course out cold air where i expect from worcester points east, this would be mostly rain, although even in worcester county, in the worcester hills, briefly seeing some snow mixed in with that poor transitioning over. although in worcester county, not expecting much in the way of any accumulation certainly on the roads. that won't be the case. maybe something minor, perhaps on the cold surfaces.
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then it comes from all of us to display the rain tonight and heavy rain at times. in its wake there is drier their will work on in beginning friday afternoon into friday night and into saturday itself. although even a couple showers still a possibility over the weekend. snow again one to three inches out for the berkshires. most in the higher terrain, should be limited in terms of accumulation in worcester on east into the city of boston. rainfall won't be limited. i think many towns picking up close to an inch of rain and we have a strong wind tha that wind will gust 40 to 50mph all along the coastline. so wind advisory along the coast and down to southeastern mass, 1:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. on friday. a few more showers on sunday. halloween looking great for those trick-or-treaters. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. 93 through somerville, not watching any issues on the road at the moment. let's go to the maps.
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braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just 12 minutes. commute not too bad. tonight, tomorrow morning probably a different story. route 24 looking good. so are 95 and route 3. the pike fine all the way back the framingham. a lot of green there, and no issues on route 2 or route 3. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. just 12 minutes on the expressway. braintree to boston, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, still just 11 minutes some no delays on the roads. the "t" and c running on schedule. back to you, guys. ism right now commuters are boarding planes after a scare on the orange line tracks. passengers forced to kick out windows and smoke starts to pour into the train. this morning city leaders are demanding answers. >> christa: they want a full investigation into what happened. let's go to 7's john cuoco. john, apparently these doors didn't even open here. >> john: christa, that's right. some of the cars weren't fully up against the platform. that's why doors didn't open.
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as you mention, some city leaders now demanding some answers overnight. it was chaos on the orange line at back bay station in boston with passengers climbing out of the train as smoke filled the station during wednesday afternoon's commute. a combination of two fires. when the doors wouldn't open, one woman used a knife to smash a window. five people were treated for smoke inhalation, including tracy taylor. that woman is glad it wasn't worse. the mbta is defending that motor those doors, saying it could have caused some major problems. we're live in back bay, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, john. thank you. now to a story you'll see on just one station. accused computer hacker collapsing at the end of his first appearance in federal court. martin gotsfield collapsed wednesday. he says he considers himself a human rights activist. he made those claims online when he hacked into two web sites to defend a teenager who claims she
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hospital without their permission. the cyber attacks cost those facilities more than $300,000. the man's wife says he's been on hunger strike for three weeks. >> he cares about protecting kids from institutional abuse. >> is he willing to die for it? >> he will not stop striking until he gets somewhere. he's willing to give his life for this cause. >> christa: gotsfield received medical treatment for from a nurse after collapsing. a senior atas high has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl. david grindle appeared in court wednesday. investigators say the victim is the same girl who was allegedly raped by a sex offender in a whitman cemetery earlier this month. police say the victim told them about the rape as she was being interviewed earlier this month. >> sarah: happening today, dining hall employees at harvard heading back the work after striking a deal. the university has agreed to pay
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part of the contract. union leaders voted in favor of the five-year contract on wednesday. the strike lasted almost a month. it's game on in everett. the massachusetts gaming commission voted nably is in favor of the final design for wynn boston harbor on wednesday. the $2.1 billion resort casino will line the mystic river. officials expect it to open in june of 2019. >> christa: water worries in quincy this morning after high levels of lead were found in four school wat school officials say the announce have all been turned off for the time being. those two elementary schools and a middle school were affected and now the city is working to fix the issue. >> sarah: new this morning, the 2014 boston marathon women's champion has been stripped of her title. officials announced wednesday that they're doubling rita jeptoo's ban for doping and stripping her of her 2014 wins from boston and chicago. she failed a drug test in september 2014.
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back the money jeptoo earned for winning the boston marathon. >> christa: a new report showing the cause of that deadly marine helicopter accident near the coast of hawaii back in january. according to this report, investigators say that pilot error, lack of training and command issues were all to blame for that deadly crash near the coast of hawaii. corporate christopher orlando was one of 12 marines lost at sea. he was from hingham and was just 23 years old. police are intensifying their manhunt for an alleged killer in oklahoma. officers stepping up patrols after michael vance reported himself on facebook making threats live. his crime spree began last sunday when he shot two officers during a disturbance call. investigators believe he wounded his aunt and uncle. >> he shot a couple shots toward us. >> he has that mentality that
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him. >> sarah: police also believe veins has a medical condition that he might try to spread. a university of wisconsin student accused of rape is now facing even more sexual assault charges. two more women have come forward claiming cook raped them. cook was first arrested after prosecutors say he raped a female student in his apartment two weeks ago. he'll be back in court later today. >> christa: investigators say that alcohol played a role in that boating accident that pitcher. marlins' star jose fernandez and two of his friends were killed when their boat crashed off the chest of florida. now, according to investigators, they had a strong odor of alcohol when they were recovered by divers. they also found drink receipts from the bar the men had visited prior the that crash. officials also say speed was a factor, as well. >> sarah: in your 7 healthcast, a new treatment for children with peanut allergies.
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with the most severe reaction may benefit from wearing a peanut patch. it delivers the peanut protein into the body the train the immune system to tolerate an accidental exposure to peanuts. the study found that nearly half of children and young adults who wore the patch were able to consume small amounts of peanuts. >> christa: a new study shows boys continue to outperform girls in math. researchers found that girls tend to fall behind by third grade. teachers may contribute to the problem, as well, because they underrat >> sarah: new this morning, a worldwide study finding that women work more days than men every year. the rural economic forum found that women around the world work an average of 39 days per year more than men do. that breaks down to a full 50 minutes more per day. the report estimates that economic inequalities between men and women could take 17 years to close. >> christa: don't expect apple's new air pods to hit the
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unveiled in september. but the company says it needs a little more time to get them ready for sale. no word yet on when they will hit store shelves. >> sarah: netflix says it has discovered the trick-or-treating golden hour. the streaming service says pause rates increase 30% on halloween night. nationwide the pause rate peaks at 7:29 p.m., making it the golden hour the maximize your candyhe people open up your door inch texas a man running for county commission is taking a very non-traditional approach to a recent campaign ad. >> last year's tax rate was 14169. >> is he always like that? >> yeah, all the time. please reelect gerald. please. >> christa: that's his wife of 21 years. she's begging voters to reelect him to get him out of the house
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use humor to take the edge off of this divisive campaign season, and i tell you, he gets points for honesty. but you hear retirees and so forth, you know, saying there's thousands... will you please get a part-time job and get out of the house. ism they're bored, chris. >> chris: what happened to the golf game? now it's interest rates and tax race. get him out, keep him busy. mixed precipitation of wet snow and sleet well inland developing right around mid-day out into not worried about accumulation there. we'll flip over to rain and rain a lot of us this afternoon. the even commute home will be a wet one. temperatures rising tonight. rain heavy at times. coastal wind developing, as well. temperatures jump up into the 40s and near 50s. a few spurs on sunday. the weekend is seasonable however looks dry. >> christa: coming up at 6:00. a car going off the road on beacon hill. what we're learning about the driver behind the wheel. >> sarah: plus investigators
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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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>> sarah: "t" passengers kicking out windows and scrambling to escape. smoke fills a busy orange line station at the height of the evening commute. >> christa: an uber driver crashes into a home an injures a passenger. >> he was flying up here like 70 with no brakes.
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>> sarah: a large show of support. a community coming together for four friends killed in a wrong-way crash. and preparing to break his silence, the hero in the taunton mall attack set to tell his story. >> sarah: smash and trash, donald trump's star on the walk of fame torn apart by an impostor. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody, on this 27th day of october. it's thursday. i'm christa delcamp. ism and i'm sarah french. out there. >> christa: no rain for the morning commute, but it sounds like for the evening one. >> chris: a wet ride home from work, christa. even some towns picking up wet know flakes. it's colder out there. 34 in boston. 27 bedford. 31 in worcester. you fact your in the breeze, a wind-chill factor, as well. a couple ocean effect rain showers trying to get going here down into plymouth. maybe even a sleet pellet or know flake mixed in. anything near the coastline would be from ocean effect
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by 1:00 p.m., 2:00 and 3:00 p.m., i do expect this to start overspreading central and eastern mass, maybe east of 495, although you get west of 495 briefly mixing in with a little snow and sleet. then across the berkshires, as we pick up a few inches of snow, cold rain this evening, more on that forecast ahead. >> christa: rounding out the 6:00 a.m. hour, we've got the ask danielle, where are the trouble spots now. >> danielle: things watching any accidents at the moment, knock on wood. here's route 1. you can see the southbound side as you head through saugus, traffic is heavier, but no major delays. switch cameras. 93 as you head through somerville, doing so nicely. let's go to the maps. braintree to boston south of town, 16 minutes. so starting to slow down, but not watching any accidents there. slow around the braintree split. route 24 slow and go back to brockton. the pike pretty much wide open back the framingham this
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any problem spots. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 15 minutes on the expressway braintree to boston. into town on the pike from 128, just 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the scaik dissh zakim bridge, 14 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: this morning "t" riders are hoping to avoid the chaos during last night's commute. people smashing windows to get off trains when the doors did demanding answers. >> christa: they want to know what's being done to keep passengers safe. here's 7's john cuoco live at back bay station with more. john? >> john: christa, some of those cars weren't fully up against the platform. that's why the doors didn't open and that's why passengers started breaking windows. overnight city leaders taking to twitter demanding improvements. it was chaos on the orange line
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with passengers climbing out of the train as smoke filled the station during wednesday afternoon's commute. a combination of two fires. >> i'm still shaking. >> john: pastry chef tracy taylor was on board. when the doors wouldn't open, she used a knife the smash a window. >> i took my scarf. this is my eight-inch chef knife. i attached it to my el belike so and just fell into the window. >> john: taylor and other boston fire rushed to the station. >> turned out to be a motor fire. in the process we also found a trash fire on the tracks, which we extinguished both. >> john: transit police say the doors wouldn't open because the train wasn't up against the platform. five were treated for smoke inhalation, including tracy taylor. she's glad it wasn't worse. >> the firefighters and e.m.t.s and everyone that responded were absolutely wonderful. i'm going home and i'm safe.
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defending the motor person's decision not the open those doors saying it could have caused some major problems. live in back bay, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, john, thank you. we're learning more this morning about this crash on beacon hill. look at that. witnesses say an uber driver was speeding and then plowed into a home. there was passenger inside who was hurt. the driver was, as well. let's go live to beacon hill with 7's victoria warren to bring us up to speed on this story. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. they both went but they're both going to be okay. luckily there was nobody home at the time when this car suddenly crashed into the brick wall. a car slamming right into a brick wall in beacon hill, two people in the car at the time, the driver drives for uber, the. >> he was going so fast, i thought they was dead. i'm surprised they both got out of the car. >> victoria: this witness
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but says something happened right before the crash. >> so i heard a boom down at the end of the street. so when i walked to the end of the street, i seen this white car come flying up the hill. >> victoria: he says there was no stopping it. >> it ran straight smack into the wall. he was going so fast, no brakes or nothing. >> i understand he was coming up this street at a high rate of speed. there may have been a hit and run or something down on camden street. >> victoria: boston police can't confirm if there was ahi led to another. the uber driver and passenger beth went to the hospital, but they're going to be okay. no one was home at the time. the homeowner arriving to emergency crews, a gaping hole in her house and her power shut off. >> can you tell us what happened here? >> i can't because i wasn't there. >> everyone's okay and we're happy. >> god was with them. god was with them, because they survived. >> victoria: and as for the
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garage damaged. the other home, we're told it crashed into the pantry area of the kitchen. they are going to have to do some extensive repairs over here. the police investigation enter exactly how this happened continues. it is unclear this morning if that driver is going to face any charges. live on beacon hill, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a mechanical issue is what apparently caused a box truck to crash into a multimillion dollar home in winchester on it was around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. no one was hurt. the crash did significant damage to the garage. >> sarah: a show of support from members of a tight knit cape cod community coming together to remember four college students killed in a tragic accident. two of those students grew up on the cape. they were killed monday in a head-on crash with a wrong-way driver on 495 in middleborough. that 31-year-old driver from fall river was also killed. the crash is still under investigation.
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donald trump and health care will continue their battleground blitz. today campaigning in north carolina and florida. and this morning a new poll showing trump with the lead in florida. 7's jennifer eagan joins us now with more. >> jennifer: sarah, clinton appears to have a strong lead nationwide according to new polls out this morning. as for donald trump, he spent some time making a pitch for something other than his presidency. wrapping up her 69th birthday, hillary clinton shared some cake that was a lot sweeter than news she might be losing her edge in florida. >> i don't pay attention to polls when they're good. and i don't pay attention to them when they're bad. i really don't. >> jennifer: clinton spent two days stumping in the sunshine state where the latest poll has her trailing two points behind donald trump. >> we cannot stop for a minute. no complacency here. >> jennifer: this morning a a new a.p./g.f.k. poll shows
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14-point lead over trump nationwide. in new hampshire, a nbc news, "wall street journal" poll, has clinton up by nine points in a four-way race. trump will be in manchester on friday. on wednesday the republican was in washington, d.c., cutting the ribbon for his new hotel near the white house. >> my team today is five words: under budget and ahead of schedule. >> jennifer: while trump international was lined with protesters, the republican has his eyes on other gatherings across the country. >> the lines, the lines are right? >> jennifer: trump hopes those long lines of early voters are filled with people who are choosing him. and early voting could be a big factor. an nbc target smart analysis shows more than 10 million americans have already voted. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: donald trump's star on the hollywood walk of fame will be replaced. a man dressed as a city construction worker destroyed it
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he said he wanted to remove the star and auction it off. now a developing story out of italy. parts of central italy reeling after two powerful earthquakes. buildings crumbles and neighborhoods were flattened. the u.s. geological survey says they were actually aftershocks from a quake that killed 300 people back in august. so far authorities say only two people were hurt in these new quakes. >> christa: happening today, a sheriff's deputy who ended a deadly rampage at a mall in taunton is set to speak first time. this is after the district attorney officially determined that he was justified when he shot and killed that suspect. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio. she's in plymouth where that deputy is expected to address the media pretty soon here, nicole. >> that's right, christa. this will be the first time that we've heard from that off-duty sheriff's deputy. this after the district attorney's office finished their five-month-long investigation,
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authorized to shoot and kill that suspect, arthur darosa. now, according to police, they say it was darosa who went on a deadly stabbing spree when he broke into a taunton home, stabbing and killing a woman and then stabbing her daughter, as well. it was then that they say darosa went to the galleria in taunton. they say surveillance video from inside macy's shows darosa going up to customers. he then went to bertucci's. the restau darosa continued to stab people, including a pregnant waitress. it was then that an off-duty police officer stabbed and killed the victim. darosa is accused of killing patricia slavin, the woman in the taunton home. james creed, the off-duty officer, shot and killed darosa. that report does say that creed was not only justified in
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prevented several other deaths from happening. that's the latest live in plymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: still ahead, an attempted assault on the north shore. police issuing an urgent warning after a woman says she was merely dragged off a popular bike path. >> christa: and some toxic concerns. a pilot removed from a flight right before take-off and why investigators had to ground him. >> sarah: and who let the dogs out? how the t.s.a. is looking the keep passengers safe at logan. in? temperatures this morning right here at 0 degrees. cold air arriving this afternoon.
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expected later today. >> christa: not just that, but we're hearing things about snow. i'm feeling comfortable with this. chris, can you please explain this? >> chris: earmuffs if you don't want the hear about it. cover your ears. i think some of us will see some wet snowflakes and sleet pellets mixed in initially this afternoon. most of that will be outside 495. we're not worried about having to worry about roads getting covered in snow or ice. however, it is getting closer to that time of year when we do have to start to watch out for that. we've showers, oceanfront showers trying the back on in down into plymouth county. it's cold this morning. maybe some snowflakes or sleet pellets mixed in with that. otherwise, any sunshine we have with thickening crowds. this is a precipitation. we're watching it to run into cold air in place later on today. initially snow on the onset across upstate new york down into the poconos of pennsylvania. however, an east wind will continue to scour out some of the cool air in play, so the
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if this precipitation had rushed in this morning, i'd say a lot of us have a chance of seeing some snow, but because most of it happens this afternoon, temperatures well above the freeze, mark and many of us dealing with plain old rain. however, through mid-day, some snow out there into western mass, northern connecticut, even through mid-afternoon. and again, even into worcester county wouldn't be surprised to see some wet snow mixed in, especially across the higher terrain of the worcester hills and up into the monadnocks there. maybe some minor accumulation into the monadnocks. thne the berkshires. predominantly we're talking a rain event. the rain will become the story. wet roads for the evening commute. locally heavy rain overnight tonight. close to midnight and just after midnight. rumbles of thunder as temperatures arise. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. that will be with us as we go into friday and into saturday. so i think tomorrow overall a little bit of a warmer day out there with temperatures running close to 50 degrees, although not all that warm for the time of year.
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will be some localized higher amounts when we get these rumbles of thunder and isolated downpours. again, any snowfall mainly in the higher terrain of western new england. one to three inches there, limited amounts east of. there wind advisory is in police tonight. 1:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. gusts of 50mph along the coastline. the weekend looks seasonable. a few more showers around on sunday. monday for the trick-or-treaters looking great. highs in the low 50s. temps in the 40s. >> christa: okay. 6:17 you time right now. checking out fast track traffic. things okay out, there danielle? >> danielle: they are. i don't want to jinx it, but here's the the expressway, 20 minutes from braintree to boston. we're not watching any accidents at the moment. let's go to the maps. you will see that. south of town, routes 3, 24 and 95, looking good. 24 slowing investigate back the brockton. the pike pretty much fine back the framingham this morning. route 2 and route 3 no issues. 93 slow and go back the 495, but no major delays.
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drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20, 25 minutes on the expressway braintree to boston. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 20 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: cockpit concerns in south dakota. >> sarah: an airline pilot accused of balancing drunk pulled from his flight. a sky west flight going from rapid city to salt lake city was first delayed after t.s.a. agents smelled alcohol on one of shortly after that the 38-year-old pilot was taken into custody. police say his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. passengers say they're outraged. >> i could have injured myself, my son or frankly killed us if the plane goes down based upon him just showing up to work drunk. it's absolutely ridiculous. >> christa: the pilot has been placed on administrative leave. >> christa: a new security team in place at logan airport. the t.s.a. showing off its new
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it's different from bomb-sniffing dogs. she's been trained to detect explosives conceal on the body or in a passenger's carry-on bag. >> trained down at lockland air force base for three months. then we come back the logan and do additional training to get jazz certified. so it's roughly between a four and five-month process before the dog is trained good enough to work in the environment. >> christa: so the trainer says black labs make good bomb-sniffing dogs because they're so sociable and is trainable. four months of work, she's ready to go and looking good. >> sarah: i love that tail. it goes non-stop. still ahead, school concerns on the south shore where high levels of lead were found in water announce. >> christa: and the man accused of launching a cyber attack against boston children's hospital collapses in court. >> sarah: a rematch on the road. what brady and the boys are
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>> chris: 6:23 on this thursday morning. we're indeed tracking snow across the poconos of pennsylvania and upstate new york. briefly this afternoon there could be wet snow and a few sleet pellets across worcester county and snow for a few hours across the mainly colerain inside 495. temperatures this afternoon, near 40 in worcester, 48 in boston. cold rain settling on in. by hide the system, we'll dry up a little bit with temperatures close to 50 on friday and saturday. talk more on that weekend forecast coming up. >> sarah: the patriots take on the bills this sunday as they look to avenge their only loss of the season. buffalo shut out the pats at gillette last month.
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his suspension. brady knows buffalo is bound to create a hostile environment this weekend. >> sarah: they're into it from the first quarter all the way to the last, from pregame warm-ups to, you know, the end of the game. so we played at a lot of stadium, buffalo is definitely one of the tops. i think the thing that's most challenging is when they're sacking the quarterback. >> sarah: the pats have won their last four road games against the bills. >> jadiann: hey there, pats' fans. welcome to fantasy fixer. i'm jadiann thompson with trey daerr. as usual. we would never replace you, trey. we're already on week eight. we're talking about the patriots, the only team in the nfl to be 6-1. they'll play the same team that defeated them this season. what do we expect? >> trey: a lot has changed since they played the bills one month ago. the biggest thing, of course, tom brady.
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look for them to do what they did last year against buffalo, short,, quick, intermediate packing game. james white three touchdowns the past two weeks. james white to start. >> sarah: and the bills' run game killed it for the patriots in week four with mccoy. what do you think about that? >> trey: the patriots struggled to shut down mccoy. become new coy is not the same guy. he was injured in practice last week. tried to give it a go against obviously things aren't right. he's a star player, probably the most explosive back in the nfl, but things aren't right for him. you got to sit him down, especially going up against the patriots' defense. >> jadiann: and people doubting aaron rodgers too soon? more of the same this week or not? traw. >> trey: monster game one week ago against the bears. maybe one of the best games hess played in a long time. look at the guys around him. ty montgomery, he had 19 touches one week ago. that's a huge number.
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>> christa: a smoky scare sending "t" riders scrambling. >> calm down. walk to the door. >> christa: the questions being asked this morning as orange line passengers get back on board after last night's rocky ride. >> sarah: a walk in a park takes a terrifying turn. a woman grabbed by a stranger. >> christa: and water worries in quincy. high levels of lead found in
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on just one station. the man accused of launching a cyber attack against boston chirp's hospital collapses in court. >> christa: and local police officers with a halloween message. ? cause this is thriller ? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us. it's 6:30. i'm sarah french. >> christa: we just need the voice of vincent price with chris, you're saying it looks nice for trick-or-treat centers. >> chris: low 50s for afternoon highs, 40s in the evening and monday does look dry. not so much later on this afternoon. a cool start. upper 20s and lower 30s. wind-chill factors in the mid to upper 20s. 28 degrees in boston. a couple of isolated ocean-effect rain showers backing in down into plymouth county, even a sleet pellet or snowflake mixed in. cold air in place. a lot of snowflakes mixed in across upstate new york.
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the cold air in place this morning and mid-day across western new england, it will provide snow across the berkshires. even a little wet snow mixed in across worcester county. not expecting much in the way of accumulation there. showers overtaking the area this afternoon as a cold rain this afternoon and overnight tonight, more on that forecast ahead. >> christa: okay all right. et cetera go to danielle gersh with our fast track traffic. things heating up out there, danielle? >> danielle: they actually are. it's a half hour from braintree to boston. let's go to the maps. south of town in weymouth on route vehicle northbound at exit 16. that's slowing things down a little bit. it's in the causing any major delays. the pike from framingham into boston, a little slowing, but mostly green. so good news there. route 2 and 3 slow and go. no major delays. 93, stop-and-go traffic back to 495 this morning. on route 1, you're not slowing down until you get into boston. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 25 minutes to half an hour on the expressway.
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13 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. not too bad there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 24 minutes. both the "t" an commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: now to the day's top stories. city leaders are demanding answers after panic on the orange line. five people were injured in the chaos after smoke started to pour enter a train during rush hour on wednesday. passengers shattering windows to get off that train. we've learned the train's coarse did not open because it was only past the platform. spread the trash on the tracks, which caused a smoky situation. police are investigating after an uber driver slammed enter a home in beacon hill. investigators say the driver was speeding when the crash happened yesterday afternoon. the driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries. no one was inside the home at the time. >> christa: also on 7, trouble on a popular trail in marblehead. police issued an urgent safety warning they say after a report of a man exposing himself and also trying to grab a woman.
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with the latest. >> jennifer: christa, good morning. police are urging people not to walk alone. they are following several leads the track down this suspect. police at a popular walking trail in marblehead, searching for a man who exposed himself and tried to grab a woman. >> i find this shocking because i've always thought this trail was very safe. >> jennifer: the woman, in her 40s, says she was walking alone on the rail trail at the marblehead-salem line near fence lunged toward her. >> she realized he was exposing himself and lunging toward her. >> jennifer: the woman wasn't hurt and other people nearby called 911. the suspect rode off on a bicycle. schools in the area were net notified of the incident. one school quickly moved students who were outside inside. >> we immediately went into lockdown. obviously the security of our kids is a priority. >> jennifer: police will have increased patrols in the area throughout the rest of the week.
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you'll see on just one station. an accused computer hacker collapsed at the end of his first appearance in federal court. he has been on a three-week hunger strike. he says he consider himself a human rights activist. he made claims online that he hacked two web sites to defend a connecticut teenager who claims she was kept at boston children's hospital without her family's permission. the cyber attacks cost the facilities more than $300,000. the man's wife says it was his 23rd day of a hunger strike and he may have collapsed due to weakness. >> he really cares about protecting kids from institutional abuse. >> you think he's willing to die for one? >> he's not going to stop striking until he gets somewhere. and he is willing to give his life for this cause. >> sarah: the man received medical treatment from a nurse in the courtroom after collapsing. >> christa: major water worries in quincy after high
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four school water announce. school officials say the announce have all been turned off for the time being. two elementary schools and a middle school were affected, and now the city says it's working to fix that issue. also in uh this morning, the mbta has replaced six of its top human resource managers after consultants discovered what they called some critical billing errors. this is according to the "globe." officials say 20% of "t" employees were overcharged for health and retirement benefits, and it will cost $600,000 to resolve that problem. >> sarah: the son of a woman lost at sea holding a private memorial service for her. he held a memorial at a church in hartford. according to nathan, he and his mother ran into trouble during a boating trip off of rhode island. nathan was found floating on a life raft eight days later. his mother is presumed dead. >> i'm glad that many of my mom's friends chose to attend.
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together and support one another. i wish desperately that that my mom was rescued. i hope that she will be found. >> sarah: the circumstances behind mismother's disfeerns remain under investigation. >> christa: police in fall river searching for a repeat robber. they say the man you see here walked into a tedeschi's monday night arm with a knife and demanded money and took off when the clerk called for help. employees say robbed a store earlier this month. the 2014 boston marathon women's champion has now been stripped of her title. officials with the court of arbitration for sports announcing wednesday that they are now doubleing rita jeptoo's ban for doping and stripping her of her 2014 wins in both boston and chicago. she fail a drug test back in september 2014. >> sarah: still ahead, a developing story overseas. people in italy assessing the
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earthquake aftershocks. >> christa: and a nail-biter season opener for the celtics. a meltdown at the garden coming up. >> sarah: and getting out the voted. a special message from ben affleck. >> i'm from boston. >> danielle: and on the expressway this morning, it's a half hour from braintree to boston. also 24 northbound in randolph, we have a disabled vehicle. other than that, though, the roads looking pretty good. 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.
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pre-school, bus service and more. that's why question two's opposed by the massachusetts pta and school committees all across the state.
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dear fellow citizen, time spent with my son really makes me appreciate "the now". but i also have to plan for my family's future. and that means taking on debt. in a smart way. like my mortgage - it's working for me. and if he needs a college loan down the road, that'll be worth it too. it's all about having a strategy, that fits your life. so, if you have a question about how to make debt work for you, ask me.
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>> sarah: here's a look at what's trending today. don't expect apple's new air pods to hit the market any time soon. the wireless earbuds were unveiled in s more time to get them ready for sale. no word yet when they will hit store shelves. >> [inaudible]. >> christa: in maryland a third-party candidate crashed a debate. she wasn't included. she didn't have enough votes in the polls, but, you know, she took the stage anyway until police escorted her away. they were so polite.
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her sense. then they're like, "you're coming with me, ma'am." >> sarah: ben affleck, pretty funny, doing his part to get out the vote. the cambridge native adopted new hampshire for a funny or die video. >> i'm from boston, and boston is in new england, which means new hampshire is like my kid brother, you know what i mean? i love new hampshire. back in the day me and bob yes and tommy and bobby and ricky and tommy and bobby used to drive across the state lines and buy pack i cans. people in new hampshire have to register to vote, otherwise this whole damn nation is going to be cursed. oh. i don't talk about curses. don't put the curse in the word teleprompter. take that out. this is supposed to be funny. >> sarah: so affleck urging people to register to vote. >> christa: i loved when he called himself benny o'callaghan or something like that. >> sarah: so funny. >> christa: still ahead, hear
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when passengers had the break windows just to get out. >> sarah: plus big hon nurse for big papi as he makes an american at the world series. and bay state police getting creative to deliver their thriller halloween message. bassett is unique in regards to that customability. you've got a thousand different fabrics to pick from. very customizable. you can choose the back, you can choose the arm, you can choose the leg.
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massachusetts has many great public schools, and we took it for granted that our kids would go to great public schools. but some kids aren't so lucky.
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d in a failing school. public charter schools give parents a choice and are a pathway to success for these kids. if you like your school, question 2 won't affect you. but question 2 will change the future for thousands of kids who need your help. please join me and
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go. >> john: windows kicked out. back bay station filling with smoke. two fires causing aors along the orange line. >> reporter: plus an uber driver slam entering a brick wall. two people now recovering from that beacon hill crash. >> reporter: and he was hailed a hero after the taunton mall attack. now we're set to hear from the deputy to put an end to that deadly stabbing spree. >> sarah: it's time to know and go. >> christa: chris lambert is tracking some rain for later today. >> chris: later today. upper 20s and 30. 30 in boston now. a couple showers backing in along the immediate coastline. if we get any rain near the coast, that's ocean effect and not from the storm system to the west. initially the storm system to the west producing some snow across parts of new england by mid-day into term afternoon. a lot of blue showing up western new england here from northern connecticut, up enter the
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likely fall. even across worcester county, worcester hills, wouldn't be surprised to see periods of wet snow and sleet mixed in. very limited. maybe a slushy coating in the worcester hills at some point up into the monadnocks. predemeanor nably a rain event. worcester points east into boston. that rain heavy at times overnight tonight. again, higher terrain, a couple inches, maybe three inches of snow out into the berkshires. very limited amount from worcester on east into boston. in fact, just a rain event for us in boston. we an inch of rain. localized higher amounts and any thunderstorm that moves on through overnight tonight. one or two towns may come away with an inch and a half to two inches of rain. the wind advisory in police, 1:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on fire with gusts up to 50mph along the coastline. keep an eye on that. an isolated leftover shower tomorrow. weekend, 50/50 split. a few showers around on sunday. seasonable temperatures. halloween dry. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle
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>> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's a will be at the expressway. things have slowed down. we have two disabled vehicles south of town. this one in weymouth, route 3 northbound at exit 16. and route 24 northbound at 128. this disabled vehicle slowing things down, heading up to the expressway there. the pike slow and go from framingham into town, but no major delays. route 2 and 3, stop and go traffic, 93 stop and go back to 495 and investigate down on route take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes to half an hour northbound on the expressway. just 14 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, about half an hour. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: right now the mbta is investigating this chaotic scene on the orange line yesterday. people smashing windows to get off these smoke-filled trains. and this morning city leaders are demanding answers. >> sarah: they want to know
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7's john cuoco is live now with more. john? >> john: sarah, some of those cars weren't totally up against the platform. that's why the doors didn't open. passengers started breaking windows. overnight city leaders on twitter demanding movement. s. chaos on the orange line at back bay station in boston with passengers climbing out of the train as smoke filled the station during the wednesday afternoon commute. a combination of two fires when the doors wouldn't open, one woman used a knife to smash a window. treated for smoke inhalation, including tracy taylor that. woman glad it was not worse. >> i took my scarf. this is my eight-inch chef knife. that's a chef knife. i did this. i'm also a certified black belt. i attached it to my el belike so and i did this.
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that person's decision not the open the door, saying it could have caused major problems. live in back bay, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we're learning more about this crash on beacon hill. witnesses say an uber driver was speeding when he playground into a home. 7's victoria warren live in beacon hill with the latest. vicki? >> victoria: that's what witnesses told us. it's still under police investigation, but take a live look at what is left of this brick wall that this car crashed police telling us that two people in the car there going to be okay. the driver works for uber. the woman, his passenger, a witness that we spoke to said that there was a boom and then saw the car speeding without touching the scrapes before, slamming into the wall. s be police can confirm there was one crash that led to another, but that is something they are looking into. the driver and passenger both went to the hospital, and
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>> i thought they was dead. i'm surprised they both got out okay. god with was them. god was with them because they survived. >> reporter: as for if home the car crashed into, nobody was home. we're told the pantry area of the kitchen, there are some extensive repairs that will have to be done. the police investigation continues. it is unclear if the driver is goingo live on beacon hill, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: meantime, a mechanical issue is what caused a box truck to crash into a multimillion dollar home in winchester. this happened on lorraine that road around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. luckily nobody was hurt, but the crash did significant damage to the home's garage. >> sarah: a show of support for members of the a tight-knit cape cod community coming together to remember four college students killed in a
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they were killed monday in a head-on crash with a wrong-way driver on 495 in middleborough. that 41-year-old driver from fall river was also killed. the crash is still under investigation. >> sarah: breaking news out of new york city, where one person has died and another person is critically hurt after flames tore through a building in the upper east side. at least 140 firefighters had to respond to that fire, which you see right there. the flames then spread to at least two other buildings, and right now crews checking for hot spots. >> sarah: a developing story in italy, two powerful earthquakes causing damage in central itsly, buildings crumbled and neighborhoods were flattened. the u.s. geological survey says they're actually aftershocks from a quake that killed 300 people back in august. so far authorities say only two people were hurt in these new quakes. >> christa: the presidential election now 12 days to go and donald trump and health care will be continuing their battleground blitz today,
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a new poll shows trump with the lead in florida. 7's jennifer eagan joins us now with more. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. trump has edged out clinton in florida in one new poll at least. the latest blmburg poll shows trump leading in the sunshine state by two points. it shows trump with 45% while clinton has 43%. but the associated press g.f.k. poll shows clinton leading trump by a significant margin nationwide. according to the polling, she leads by 14 points, 51 analysts say that advantage is being fueled by solid turnouts on from democratic voters during the first few days of early voting. closer to home, a new nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll shows clinton leads trump by neighbor points in new hampshire. the poll shows clinton with 45%, trump has 36%. trump will be in the granite state tomorrow after making three stops in ohio today. clinton is set to campaign in north carolina today. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england."
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walk of fame will be replaced. a man dressed as a city construction worker destroyed it with a pickax yesterday. he said he wanted to remove the star and then auction it off to raise funds for the women who have come forward the accuse trump of sexually assaulting them. >> sarah: happening today, a sheriff's deputy who ended a deadly rampage at mall in taunton is set to speak for the first time. he's been hailed a hero for putting an end to that stabbing spree. 7's nicole oliverio live in plymouth wh nicole? >> nicole: this is the first time we're hearing from that deputy since that deadly stabbing back in may. this after the report was released five months later saying that that deputy was justified in shooting that suspect. police say it was arthur darosa who went on that deadly stabbing spree. he entered a home in taunton, stabbing a woman and her elderly mother. that woman, the older woman, was killed.
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city galleria in taunton. this is surveillance video of him inside the macy's. you can see police say he went after customers from macy's. he then went to bertucci's. that restaurant filled with customers. he stabbed and killed a man who was trying to protect a pregnant waitress. the two victims from darosa are patricia slath and george heath. jameses creed, an off-duty of pulled out his gun and shot and killed darosa inch that report, it says creed was justified in shooting, not only was he justified, but he probably saved several other lives. we'll hear from that deputy later this morning. that's the latest live in plymouth, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the celtics start the season with a win beating the brooklyn nets at the garden. al horford had a nice game in his debut with the c's. he recorded 11 pointses, six
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c's won 122-117. the bruins lost to the rangers. the b's took a 2-0 lead, but new york dominated for the rest of the game. zane mcintyre allowed five goals, and the b's lost 5-2. they visit the red wiption on saturday. >> christa: david ortiz making an appearance at the world series. big papi was in cleveland to accept the hank aaron award, which goes outstanding offensive player in each league. in his final season, ortiz hit 38 hole runs while driving in 127 home -- runs. on the field it was all the cubs. chicago good on the board early and never looked back. already lead 2-g-0, the cubs scored three times in the fifth. they won 5-1. the series now shifts to wrigley with things tied at a game apiece. and charlie sheen is posting more support for the indians.
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he appeared as rick vaughn. he wrote, "get me vaughn." and the lee police department is getting into halloween. they have a reminder for trick or tweeters. >> sarah: officers are turning to michael jackson classic to get the word out. check it out. ? cause this is thriller. thriller night ? >> sarah: spooky officers tweeted they want to remind everyone to stay safe this weekend. >> christa: i feel like the guy in the driver's seat is having a little bit more fun than his buddies in the back. pretty cool there, chris. >> sarah: how can you not have a lot of fun with that song. i was michael jackson in 1984. i put a picture on twitter. >> christa: can't wait to see that. ism we're all tweeting out our own halloween photos. >> christa: i missed that
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andrew crossley: new hampshire has a senator who works just as hard as we do. gerardine ferlins: kelly ayotte believes in the potential of new hampshire, and wants to unleash that potential. good-paying jobs. andrew crossley: kelly introduced bipartisan training initiatives to make sure we have the skills for the 21st century. sue winter: she's fought against workplace discrimination - and for equal pay. claude poisson: she's working for the little guy - i'm the little guy. barb fredette: we need kelly fighting for good new hampshire jobs so our kids can raise their families here. sue martin: kelly is a powerful voice for new hampshire's working families.
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dear fellow citizen, time spent with my son really makes me appreciate "the now". re. and that means taking on debt. in a smart way. like my mortgage - it's working for me. and if he needs a college loan down the road, that'll be worth it too. it's all about having a strategy, that fits your life. so, if you have a question about how to make debt work for you, ask me.
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numbers game. three new polls, three very different stories. is hillary clinton ahead in a romp or is it a statistical dead heat? the candidate hitting the road for the first time this morning with first lady miche but new e-mails from that wicky leaks dump show even her own campaign staff worried about potential conflicts at the clinton foundation. commuter chaos. >> i'm going to open the door. just calm down. >> smoke fills a train in boston with frantic passengers trapped inside, some kicking out windows to escape, at least five people treated for smoem i-- smoke

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