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cabinet nominations. several new developments surrounding the trump team out this morning. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp. don't forget, grab that umbrella before you head out the door. it's in the raining now but maybe a little bit later on today. here's wren clair with your forecast. >> wren: parts of the viewing area are dry. we have fast-moving system that will bring us a good bit of rain throughout the day. we are also concerned about these high tides today. high tide will be 11:07 a.m. we have a coastal flood advisory from 1:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with on-shore winds and that super moon pulling through the last couple nights. we're looking up to around a foot. so minor flooding is definitely a possibility today. an we could see some pockets of more moderate flooding. right now we're tracking those showers, moving further northward, some of these pocket os. rain tracking more
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you can see we're already waking up to that wet weather. and count on a wet tuesday forecast. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: you're in good shape if you're ready to head out the door this morning. not seeing any issues on the roads. let's go to the maps. it's only ten minutes from braintree to boston northbound there. south of town, route 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. the pike fine all the way back the framingham. wide open there. route 2 and 3 not s on 93 a couple work crews out there heading into the city. problem-free on route 1 this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes this morning. both the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle. let's check out breaking news from overnight at 5:01. this vehicle hit by taxi.
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we're told the two vehicles collided on storrow drive but came to a stop at the intersection of comm ave and berkeley street. that's when we're told the taxi took off. the crash caused some minor damage, as you see, to the s.u.v. no one was injured. >> sarah: big news for the patriots. reports coming in late last night that now say rob gronkowski only suffered a chest injury, not a punctured lung after taking a brutal hit against the seahawks. this morning his teammates are reacting to the news. >> christa: and fans are wondering if the tight be sidelined for sunday's game in san francisco. for the latest, live to gillette and 7's john cuoco. >> john: christa, gronk missed the first two games of the season with hamstring injury. now he could miss more time with another injury. >> that was a big hit for sure, probably one of the hardest i got hit in my career. >> that's incomplete and gronkowski gets popped. boy, he took a shot. >> john: that's the shot that knocked rob gronkowski out of action for five plays sunday
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damage. ian rappaport of the nfl network initially reporting that gronkowski suffered a punctured lung, however, espn's adam schefter is being told gronk just has a chest injury that's considered not overly serious. >> then earl thomas is going to make gronkowski pay. >> john: despite the big hit, gronkowski finished the game. after the loss the tight end said he was fine. >> just knocked the wind out of me a little bit. you ever get the wind knocked out of >> john: teammate devin mccourty says the injury will not slow gronk down. >> he's been doing that since he's here in new england. he has tough injuries and he continues to come back. >> john: tom brady learned of the injury during his weekly radio interview with jim gray. >> what do you know about gronkowski's condition. >> jim, i'm not sure. i left the facility and i hadn't heard anything. i still haven't heard anything.
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doing well, but i won't know more until tomorrow when i go into the football facility. >> john: if gronk can't play on sunday, martellus bennett will once again be the team's top tight end. john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: john, thank you. for the latest on gronk's injury and the patriots, check out whdh.com and our phone and tablet apps too. >> >> sarah: now to a story you'll see on just one station. >> they said i took a massachusetts. >> sarah: a boston man describing an alarming attack that he says started when an election discussion got heated. jennifer eagan live in boss with a story you'll only see here. >> jennifer: sarah, this young man says he voted for donald trump and he was talking about that decision when he was out last weekend. some other people apparently did not like what they heard. >> they said i have some nerve damage possibly. >> jennifer: it happened when
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about politics and why he voted for donald trump. >> just our reasoning on why, what i liked about trump, what i didn't like about hillary, just the normal talk really from both sides. >> jennifer: cameron says a group of people was listening and butting in. when he went to leave around 2:00 a.m., things escalated outside. >> one guys that overheard was yelling at me that i was racist, calling my mom names. they said i took a wrong massachusetts. >> jennifer: cameron says he took a hit to the back of the head. >> i got sucker punched. >> jennifer: he ended up with a bruised eye socket, the arm of his jacket ripped off. >> it got torn up. >> jennifer: cameron says his friends got the attackers to take off. he wants police to find the people responsible. >> i think everyone should get along. we're a nation. if you don't like the president, come together as a people.
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answer. >> jennifer: cameron was checked out at leahy clinic in burlington. boston police confirm his story and say they are investigating. live in boston, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. now to a troubling trend emerging since the election. the massachusetts attorney general taking action to fight discrimination and keep people safe from hate crimes. let's go to 7's victoria warren live outside the statehouse with more. christa, the a.g. establishing a atline for people to call in and report these incidents. this way you can keep track of when and where this is happening across the state and get law enforcement involved where appropriate. fighting back against hate. the state's attorney general says these anonymous letters filled with racial slurs and violent threats that were left in a newton home are just one of many reports her office is receiving since election day. >> we've established a hot line
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here in massachusetts and nationally. >> victoria: in maryland, someone ripped holes in a poster advertising's a church's smirk language services and wrote "trump" on the back. a swastika was spray painted on a church. a religious statue was also desecrated with a homophobic slur. church leaders left praying for the person behind it. >> our hate or vengeance or revenge. it's supposed to be love. >> victoria: in massachusetts, the attorney general says there is no tolerance for hate crimes. lawyers and staff will answer calls to the hot line to track reports and take action where needed. >> the attorney general's office will be here to work with our partners in law enforcement, to enforce the law and to defend people's rights. >> victoria: in addition to making these reports through the
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information on how you can make the call or make a report online on our web site, whdh.com. live this morning from the statehouse, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: president-elect donald trump and vice president-elect mike pence will meet today at trump tower. they'll be reviewing candidates for federal appointments. 's kris anderson joins us with a new development surrounding trump's team. >> kris: this morning's speculation over possible cabinet picks is driving the discussion about how donald trump the candidateig president. donald trump's cabinet could be in a new york state of mind. the a.p. reporting that rudy giuliani is the president-elect's leading candidate to be secretary of state. giuliani already defending trump's appointment of steve steve bannon to be chief strategist. >> i find him to be a very, very decent, very good, extremely smart man and a very loyal,
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fire. he ran breitbart news before joining the campaign, saying he wanted a platform for the alt right. one column fist called giffords a renegade. >> it would not be appropriate for me to comment on every appointment that the president-elect starts making. >> kris: but the president admitted he gave trump some advice. >> i did say to him it's really important to try to out to minority groups or women. >> kris: this morning trump is also asking that his family members get top-secret security clearances. experts say it's unprecedented and a sign of how big of a role his children will play in his administration. another big name being mentioned this morning, reports that conservative radio host laura ingram could be trump's press
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7news "today in new england." >> christa: boston police are investigating a shooting that happened in dorchester where a person was shot in the leg. it happened outside a convenience store. this was late yesterday afternoon. no word yet, though, on the victim's condition at this point. >> sarah: four construction workers are recovering this morning after a wall collapsed in kingston. sky7 h.d. over the scene on christmas tree lane monday afternoon. officials say construction crews were putting up a second-floor wall when it fell over. injured while the other two suffered minor injuries. all four victims are expected to be okay. neighbors describe the scene as scary. >> we saw a cop car coming flying down with lights on, and then followed probably like five minutes later by a couple ambulances. >> sarah: right now osha is continuing to investigate what caused the collapse. >> christa: and happening today, another medical marijuana
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garden remedies is what it's called. it's located on washington street in newton. this is the city's first medical marijuana dispensary and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 9:00. the premier of the hbo documentary about the marathon bombing will be held tonight in boston. the "patriots day" screening will be held at the schubert theater. it will detail the stories of surv, >> sarah: veteran pbs "newshour" anchor gwen ifill has died after a long battle with cancer. her first job was at the "boston herald." she eventually made the switch from print to tv, working for both nbc news and pbs. ifill was 61 years old. >> christa: and a fixture as a moderator. >> sarah: she's going to be missed for sure. >> christa: much more ahead, including a science lab in a lawrence school gutted by fire. how long before students are
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covered in shattered glass. what came flying through her windshield. >> christa: and it was anything but an easy night in the big easy. the celtics losing a close one
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. >> sarah: welcome back. 5:15 on this tuesday morning. umbrella today. >> christa: that happens from time to time. wren, i guess we need the rain. >> wren: absolutely. we're looking at 10-plus inches of deficit. we absolutely need the rain today. it will be more than just trace amount, as well, so it will be a needed rainfall for us. it is going to be cooler. in addition the a rain jacket, you'll want to add on an extra layer. we're not talking about temperatures in the mid and upper 60s today. we'll be back to seasonable highs in the low 50s. one concern is minor coastal
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we make our way through the rest of your work week. temperatures are not as varied as what we woke up to yesterday morning. not as cool in norwood. 42 there. 49 in boston. low 50s across the cape and 43 degrees in jaffrey, as well as fitchburg. pretty mild out there. we're already tracking some showers headed further northward. some of these taking more of a northeasterly track. a closer look at who is seeing those showers. worcester currently seeing a little blip move through. you can see franklin also having some light rain move through pace here some this morning we're talking about sprinkles, very light rain. by lunchtime, though, some more moderate to heavy rain at times. these high tides are going to be a concern for us today. i mentioned that earlier. we are talking about king tides, high astronomical tides in relation to the super moon. you add in this low pressure system, some on-shore winds and we're looking on potentially half a foot to around a foot of storm surge today, especially again at 11:07 when we do have high tide. not as much of a concern into
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flow. minor coastal flooding is definitely a concern today. pockets of moderate coastal flooding also possible. we'll be monitoring that throughout the day. there is a coastal flood advisory in effect from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. short-knit period of time. an hour before that high tide and a couple hours afterward. that's in effect again until 2:00 p.m. take a look at future cast. this morning future cast is saying some showers by around 6:00, 7:00. i think future cast has been lagging a little bit. so by morning commute, seeing those showers. but temperatures stay comfortable today in the mid to low 50s. we are not looking at a cool start. throughout the day we'll continue to see some showers, pockets of heavy rainfall definitely possible, even through your evening commute. we do still see some showers past dinnertime. rainfall totals for most of us will range between half an inch to around an inch of rain. showers are likely, isolated storms possible. the risk for severe weather remains low. tyings hud will be in the low 50s for most of us.
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patchy fog. your 7 on 7 forecast showing temperatures rebound again very nicely by tomorrow back into the upper 50s with decreasing cloud cover throughout the day. >> christa: all right, wren. thank you. new this morning wanda sykes responding to a controversial incident that happened over the weekend in boston. the comedian was in the middle of her set at the comics come home fund-raiser, and that's when the crowd started booing during an anti-trump rant. sykes fought back, cursing at the crowd and then continuing on with her jokes. overnigh statement reading in part, "i then moved on to other material, got some laughs and said good night. i left the stage with my head held high and my middle finger even higher." >> sarah: environmental officials are investigating thousands of dead fish that have appeared in a canal in new york. crews working to remove all the fish on monday. officials say the fish became trapped when the canal was closed earlier in the day, causing them to run out of oxygen. people in the area say they have
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>> it was like something you see out of the amazon with piranhas, that's just what it looked like. >> they chase them in here. unfortunately locks are closed. they can't get out. the sheer number of fish in here sucks the oxygen out of the water and they suffocate. >> christa: fishermen plan to sell some of the dead fish as bait to lobstermen in maine. >> sarah: a woman injured on her way home when she gets hit with some dangerous debris. this happened in florida. the woman says a crowbar the crowbar apparently hit her in the head and then covered her in shattered glass, but amazingly, if you can believe it, her injuries were only minor. >> i heard a bang. something hit my head and fell down my arm. i panicked, you know, i hit the flashers, went off to the side of the road. >> christa: police say the crowbar may have been sitting there on the road and flipped into the air when it was hit by another car and then hit her
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>> wren: some conc w we have a coastal flood advisory in effect. as we look at high astronomical tides after the supermoon in addition to some winds. a foot of coastal flooding possible for us today. excuse me, half a foot to a foot of high tide above what we do see. you can see we're tracking some showers headed further northward. some of these pockets of rain taking a northeasterly track. a closer look at who is seeing this. the cape looking at showers already this morning. worcester as well as franklin
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we're on the docket here in boston, as well. showers likely today. isolated storms possible. the risk for severe weather remains low. temperatures trend cooler in the low 50s. >> christa: the celtics suffering a tough loss down in new orleans. boston losing by one point to the pelicans, a team that entered monday tied for the worst record in the nba. isaiah thomas scored a game-high 37. however, pelicans' center anthony davis led the way for new orleans, finishing with 25 points and 13 rebounds and the c's lost it 106-105. >>ar david ortiz has another award to add to his trophy case. big papi received the boston pride award last night at the globies, which honor the best in new england sports. the pride award is presented to the person who is the most outstanding representative of boston sports. >> the fan, you know, that's the one thing that i always think about, the fans, how great the fans are around here.
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suck -- success. that's one thing i'm going to miss, performing in from the of the fangs here. >> sarah: in his acceptance speech, papi called boston the best sports city in the world. all right. are you ready? it's now time to find out who did it better in the latest challenge. bri went up against patriots' running back james white. >> christa: what a nice guy he was, encouraging her along the way. bri and james competed to see who could harvest more cranberries from the's ocean spray bog. it appeared bri collected more, and james admitted, i thought you won, too. you agreed. she did win it. she received 75% of the vote while james ended up with 25%. >> sarah: he was great, though. i loved him. ext week bri is taking on hddt. that was a tongue twister at 5:25 a.m.
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area's loss. he's getting one after that. >> christa: but a new competitor. i think last year he faced off against jadiann. coming up, a new flavor of frosted flakes set to hit store shelves. >> sarah: plus what a new hampshire driver says happened just before his car rolled down a ramp and floated away. >> christa: we're also day" movie as we learn more about the filmmaker's charitable plans, as well. be noisy. be silent. be near. be far. be joyful. be together. celebrate joy with dunkin's holiday-flavored coffees, espressos, and donuts.
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disappeared. >> and new balance fighting back after a white supremacist web site recommends their shoes. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's tuesday, officially mid way through the month of november on the 15th. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. let's get a check of the forecast now with wren clair. wren? >> we've seen quiet weather over the last couple days. today is a different story. we're already looking at a coastal flood advisory, wrapping up at 2:00.m we're looking at astronomically high tides. king tides today in relation to the super moon and some on-shore winds as we do have a stormy day, a wet day ahead. isolated storms are possible for us. the risk for severe weather remaining low. right now we're already tracking some showers pushing into mass here. most of that further to our south. franklin, worcester having seen some showers. the cape having seen pockets of rain. this is headed further northward.
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moderate to heavy rain at times as with we head enter the afternoon. showers continuing into tonight with a cooler day ahead. back to you, guys. >> sarah: okay. >> christa: still early. how is the traffic, danielle? >> danielle: it is early, but we have a couple incidents we're watching out there, christa. 93, not seeing any issues here. this is a look at somerville. let's go to the maps. almost on 93 on the ramp from 495 southbound to route 93 and andover we're watching an accident there. other than that, no major issues on route 93 or route south of town, braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. route 3, 24 and 95 all looking good, but heading out to 495, we have an accident. we have another one eastbound on the pike at route 9. this accident in framingham involving a truck. and then we have an overturned vehicle on 495 northbound at west main street. other than that, looking pretty quiet out there. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to
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from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: checking out your top stories now on this tuesday, the patriots hoping that tight end rob gronkowski will not miss much time after taking a big hit in sunday's loss to seattle. there was a report initially that rob gronkowski suffered a punctured lung and could miss at least one game, but late last night espn's adam schefter reported that the tight end suffered a chest injury that is serious." the pats visit the 49ers coming up this sunday. also police searching for a group of men who allegedly attacked a donald trump supporter outside a bar in boston. investigators say the suspects punched the victim after they heard that he voted for trump in the recent presidential election. the victim here suffered a broken eye socket and a broken nose. osha investigating after four people were injured in a serious construction accident in kingston. officils say that construction
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second-floor wall and it fell over. two people were seriously hurt while the other two suffered only minor injuries. ism right now part of a lawrence school ripped apart. this is the damage done by a fire. this happened in a laboratory there. hundreds of students forced to rush out of the classroom yesterday morning. they won't be able to go back to that school for at least a week. the windows of the science room are all boarded up. there will be no students in this classroom for some time and no classes at school in lawrence on tuesday. all this after a fire rips throw a classroom shortly after school started monday morning. >> we hear the fire alarm. we didn't know what happened. we thought it was a normal fire drill. so then the teacher came in and said, oh, fire, fire, and then we just left and i smelled smoke and it smelled bad. >> sarah: no one was in the classroom where the fire started, but there were hundreds of students in school at the time. once the alarm sounded, kids walked outside just like it was
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>> we practice fire drills regularly throughout the year. the bruce is scheduled for a drill this friday. it's part and parcel of what we do. we want the keep our kids safe at all times. >> sarah: the fire department arrived within minutes, but the flames didn't spread to the rest of the school. >> significant damage to the classroom, heavy smoke and water damage throughout the school. >> sarah: the students were all relocated to a nearby middle school, and the bruce school has already canceled school for tuesday, while the cause is still und officials don't believe it's suspicious. >> the bottom line at the end of the day is all the kids and teachers are safe, and, you know, we'll figure out how to fix it and get back in class when we can. >> sarah: investigators believe the cause of the fire was electrical. damage is estimated to be a quarter of a million dollars. >> christa: meantime, family and friends gathering for a vigil in honor of a brockton teen who disappeared nearly 30 years ago. police say 16-year-old jennifer
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that's when she vanished. people traced what they believe the last-known steps. >> i appreciate all my friends and family coming out tonight and walking for jen. i just can't give up hope and think that somebody will come forward and i'll find her. >> sarah: so police say there are still no known suspects. >> sarah: new this morning, boston mayor marty walsh calling for change after the deadly trench collapse in the south end two men were killed in that accident. the mayor is proposing new rules requiring companies to report if they are in good standing in osha before receiving work permits. the two men were working for atlantic drain service, which at the time was being fined for safety violations. a connecticut man accused of stabbing two women and stealing their car being held on there 100,000 bail this morning. police say he led officers on a chase through connecticut and all the way to worcester last week. one of the women suffer three
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the other woman had to have surgery for a wound in her arm. they are both recovering. >> sarah: more news now at 5:36 on your tuesday. crews on the scene of an apartment fire on wells avenue in dorchester last night where officials say the fire started on the first floor. one person was taken to the hospital and is set to be recovering. six families total live in that home because of the smoke damage no one was allowed back inside, though. officials investigating quite a ride in new hampshire, a driver says he was smoking a cigarette dropped the cigarette on to his lap. he jumped out of the car. that's when it rolled down the ramp and floated away. the nashua fire department helped to bring the car back on land. >> sarah: we're getting a look at the new trailer for "patriots day," the mark wahlberg film about the marathon bombing.
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>> we have multiple explosions. we need help down here! >> sarah: the film depicts the day of the bombings and the ensuing manhunt. it hits theaters on december 21st. a charity campaign connected to the film has also been launched. it's called the "patriots day" charity campaign. according to the "herald," filmmakers have provided $100,000 in matching funds and are looking for recipients. it's open to non-profit groups that support survivor, first responders and medical pene stunning the crowd last night on "the voice." ? i don't want the close my eyes. i don't want to fall asleep ? cause i miss you babe and i don't want to miss a thing ? >> christa: oh, my goodness. how cool? dorchester native courtney harrel performed the song "i don't want to miss a thing" by aerosmith. you can still vote with the voice app. the final 11 will be announced
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that. i love that song anyway. >> sarah: she's amazing. her voice is ridiculous. all right. still ahead on 7news, passengers taking action after their plane catches on fire. what they say an airline failed to do when the flames broke out. >> christa: and a deadly hit-and-run leaving a father deceased in taunton. family and friends asking if the death could have been prevented. >> sarah: with thanksgiving around the corner, we have new tips to keep in mind before you head to the store to buy your
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. >> sarah: he's been called e world's saddest polar bear, because he was living in poor conditions at mall aquarium in china. he is now living at an ocean park and he's reunited with his parents while his enclosure is renovated. >> christa: a mall aquarium? that does soured unpleasant. officials are trying to let you know how to enjoy the smoothest ride on an airplane. sit near a wing, especially if you're prone to air sickness. this is the point where the
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and down equally on the plane. and if you're looking for the bumpiest ride, aren't we all, just kidding, it is in the row's closest to the tail of the plane. if you travel a lot, this will help you out. >> sarah: very nice. a popular cereal getting a twist. these are cinnamon frosted flakes. kill lolgs says the new flavor was driven by fan demand with cinnamon ranking as the top flavor request among frosted flake lovers. the new cereal will hit store shelves this month. i love cinnamon. >> christa: makes >> sarah: yeah. i know, right? >> christa: lots to get to this morning, including our know and go segment. what caused this huge sinkhole to open up on a street and swallow a car? >> reporter: so will gronk go b good to go this weekend after taking a big hit in that game against satle? >> sarah: plus water worries in one northeast city. families exposed to a chemical
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>> sarah: all right. it's 5:45. time now for everything you need the start you day off right. hard to believe the sun isn't up yet. >> christa: we're at the midway point in november. the 15th day. here's wren clair with your forecast. >> wren: we have a few concerns today. one is celestial flooding. we're looking at likelihood of minor coastal flooding here. a coastal flood advisory in
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2:00 p.m. this is in relation to the super moon. we're looking at astronomically high tides, king tides today at 11:0678 we have some on-shore winds in relation to low pressure that's moving in today, bringing us a chance for some rain. temperatures are trending cool this morning in the low 40s for most of us. i do think most of us are going to be looking at the chance for light rape as we head into the morning commute. future cast not terribly excited about that, but i do think we'll see it. as we head into the lunch hour, rain is definitely likely. some pockets of moderate to heavy rain are a even some isolated storms. the risk for severe weather looks low. where we do manage a couple storm, we'll see more rainfall, most of us grabbing a half an inch of rain up to an inch of rain. we can see our highs today will be chilly. throughout the afternoon, temperatures are going to be in the upper 40s, low 50s. i do think we get a push of milder air especially east of the 495 loop as we head into the evening hours. temperatures in the mid-50s there. then tonight, we should dry out, but we have a slight chance for some showers as we head into
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your 7 on 7 forecast showing temperatures back into the upper 50s as we head into tomorrow with decreasing cloud cover early and sunshine into the afternoon. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. take a look outside at route 93. not too bad at somerville. let's go to the maps. we're watching an accident on the ramp to 39 from 495. that could slow you down. we're watching a couplein no major delays as we go to the maps on the ramp from 495 to 93. you'll see that accident there southbound. other than that, 93 looks pretty good. no issues on route 1. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 15 minutes this morning. south of town slowing down around the braintree split. route 24, 95 looking good for the most part. and in framingham, we do have an accident involving a truck. this is on the pike eastbound at route 9. and then on 495 northbound at west main street, we have an overturned vehicle.
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close them in order to get that vehicle back upright. no other issues head entering boston on the pike this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready the head out the door. 15 minutes on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also 12 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. encouraging news for the patriots and their fans. reports coming in late last night now say rob gronkowski suffered a chest injy, gronk taking quite hard hit in sunday night's loss to seattle. >> sarah: now fans are wondering if the tight end will be sidelined when the team travels to san francisco this weekend. 7's job cuoco live at gillette stadium with the latest. >> john: sarah, gronk missed the first two games of the season with hamstring injury. now he could miss more time with another injury. gronk grng took a big hit that knocked him out of action for five plays sunday night.
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initially reported gronk suffered a punctured lung. however, adam schefter of espn is being told gronk only has a chest injury, and it's not considered overly serious. after the game the tight end said he was fine, but if gronk can't im on sunday, that will make martellus bennett the team's top tight end. live in foxborough, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening now, police are looking for a man accused of an alarming attack in lebanon, new hampshire. police say a on a trail off of luke road near the dartmouth hitchcock medical center on sunday. the 23-year-old says a man came up from behind and attacked her. she says she fought back and the man took off. police are adding patrols to the area. >> christa: new balance is fighting back after a white supremacist web site declared the brand the "official shoes of white people." this is after thes boston-based company expressed their support for the president-elect. in response to the site's claim,
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tolerate bigotry or hate. unhappy customers, meantime, have been lighting their new balance sneakers on fire in response to comments about donald trump. and the results are now official. hillary clinton won new hampshire's four electoral college votes. trump's campaign did not seek a recount, which officially sealed clinton's victory in the granite state. clinton won by just 2,700 votes. the electoral college now stands at 290 to 232. votes meantime are still being counted in michigan. ism also swampscott man has been indicted on manslaughter charges in connection with a deadly crash involving an airport hotel shut until east boston. police say the 27-year-old was drunk and speeding when his car hit the back of the bus back in august. two people were killed and three others were injured. prosecutors say the suspect's blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. two suspects facing a judge after an alleged deadly hit-and-run in taunton.
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riding his bike in tauton last thursday night, kicking him. her boyfriend, 26-year-old ryan o'day, was charged as an accessory after the fact. prosecutors say he screamed at his girlfriend to leave the scene and even hid the victim's bicycle. the victim's family speaking out about the arrest. >> all you had to do was make a phone call and maybe he'd be alive. my son will never get to meet his father. alphano was killed. he has two children and was expecting a third. >> christa: firefighters are looking into whether dozens of firefighters were intentionally set. high winds and a drought are making these fires difficult to fight. smoke and haze expected the -- to last through the weekend.
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newburgh, residents are having their water checked after a chemical used for fire fighting was found in the water. the city has since shifted to a new water source. >> christa: we have new details on last month's plane fire at chicago's o'hare airport. a lawsuit has been filed by 18 passengers who were on board at the time. the lawsuit claims that general electric aviation sold a faulty engine to the aircraft's manufacturer. passengers say american airlines employees should have police in new york state have arrested a man they say fired a gun in a mall over the weekend. officials say the 2-year-old was arguing with another person when he fired. this was in albany in the state's capital inch one was injured, but some shoppers ran from the mall. others hid inside stores. the suspect is being charged with reckless endangerment. >> sarah: happening today, congress getting back the work for the first time since the presidential election. they will start the so-called lame duck session before the
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their first order of small business to avoid a government shutdown next month by negotiating a bill to fund federal agencies into next year. president obama arriving in greece this morning as a part of his last overseas journey in office. the president is also expected to make stops in germany and peru in hess week-long trip. president obama is expected to meet with leaders from the european union to reassure them about donald trump taking over the white house. >> christa: a new report finds that u.s. forces may have committed war crimes afghanistan. international criminal court prosecutors say that a preliminary probe indicates that members of the u.s. armed forces and the c.i.a. may have tortured detainees. the claims involve 61 detainees and the allegations date back to 2003. >> sarah: checking news from across the country, a florida driver is okay after his car ended up falling into a sinkhole. police say a water main broke right underneath the man's car. he thought there had just been
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sinkhole opened up. >> all of a sudden my front two tires fell, and i tried the back up, and i wouldn't. it just started sucking me in a little bit. water started coming up through the bottom of my car, so i started leaning forward. i jumped out of the side and pretty much that was it. >> sarah: crews shut down the road for the day and washed drivers to stay away. quite a sight the see off the jersey shore over the weekend. a 50-foot h repeatedly circled a whale watch boat sunday afternoon. whale watchers stay animal appeared to be curious and put on quite a show for the crew and passengers. >> all of a sudden it started turning toward us. i've never seen anything like that before. >> system of these vessels are getting way too close. you should always make sure you are as far away as possible. >> sarah: researchers say there had been a recent surge of humback sightings off the jersey shore. >> christa: nine days to go until thanksgiving. "reader's digest" has tips for
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your holiday. don't be afraid to buy frozen. now, these experts say there's really in quality difference between getting a fresh or a frozen bird. some generic brands are cheaper than the well-known ones and the turkeys may have come from the same place. also, make sure to check the shape to get a turkey with a well-rounded chest, which means it's juicier and, very important, watch out for those flat spots which could indicate thawing and refreezing and thawing and refreezing. that's never good for any kind of food. i just give the turkey to my husband and say, go at it, baby. >> christa: he's the turkey roaster in your house. i love it. >> sarah: he is, wren. >> wren: i don't deal with the bird either. today is a more active day for us. we're tracking some showers pushing up the eastern seaboard. new york seeing some more moderate rainfall. we're still just seeing some sprinkles and many of us dry. showers further to our south and to our east. the cape having seen some light rainfall, as well. temperatures are mild this morning, much milder than
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49 degrees in boston. a concern as we head into the afternoon, we have a celestial flood advisory in effect from 10:00 until 2:00. >> sarah: all right. stay with us, everybody. >> christa: we'll be right
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post-election hate crimes. >> christa: and the president-elect considering key cabinet positions as he reportedly asks for top secret clearance for his kids. >> kris: and ortiz advertise honored in boston and reenacts his famous speech. >> this is the best [bleeped] sports city in the world. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's tuesday. 6:00 a.m. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm kris anderson. yesterday was a pretty nice day. sorry i'm ait thank you for even being here. >> kris: i couldn't be away from you for that long. it's been three days already. >> christa: right. okay. he's not contagious, thank goodness, wren. we're okay. >> wren: still sounding a bit hoarse there, kris. today will not be as nice as yesterday. rainy weather already pushing into the state of massachusetts. pockets of light rain and sprinkles out there. we'll stay rainy throughout the day. the intensity of this will pick up. we could have pockets of more moderate to heavy rainfall, especially as we make our way
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early afternoon through the early evening hours. temperature-wise, much more mild and consistent than yesterday morning. mid-40s in boston. 43 in norwood. much more comfortable than the chilly 20 degrees from yesterday. temperatures will not budge too much today. highs in the low 50s for most of us. we are concerned about some coastal flooding, minor coastal flooding is a definite possibility today. a celestial flood advisory is in effect from 10:00 a.m. until:00 p.m. as we look at astronomically high tides and on-shore winds. half a foot to a foot of certainly possible for us today. back to you. >> kris: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. any issues out there? >> danielle: it's busy out there this morning, kris. here's a look at the pike. let's go to the maps. we're watching an accident eastbound at route 9. traffic backed up idea 495 because of that. on 495 northbound at west main street, we have an overturned vehicle. all lanes are open right now,
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lanes the get this vehicle back upright. so we are watching some issues out there. also here on 128 southbound at route 2a, construction has the left lane closed. and then in andover we still have this accident, 495 southbound. this is on the ramp to 93 there. so it is a little bit slow out there. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 16 minutes. but accident-free. then south of town, slowing down around the braintree split, and on route 24, back the brockton, route 3 and 95 looking pretty take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 15 minutes braintree to boston. northbound on the expressway, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. if you're taking the commuter rail, we do have some delays on the fitchburg line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. now to some breaking news overnight. a state police s.u.v. hit by a taxi in the back bay, and we're told the cars collided on storrow drive but came to a stop
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took off and the crash caused some minor damage to that s.u.v. but luckily no one was hurt. >> sarah: this morning questions surrounding rob gronkowski's injury. this hard hit on the field last night. since taking that hit on the chest in sunday's game, gronk has bowed out of media events and his status for sunday is still unclear. >> christa: originally it was reported that he had a punctured lung. but now it appears his injury is a lotless ends serious than that, thank goodness. let's go to 7's john cuoco live at gillette with more. >> john: christaro the first two games of the season with hamstring injury. now he could miss more time with another injury. >> that was a big hit for sure, probably one of the hardest i got hit in my career. >> that's incomplete and gronkowski gets popped. boy, he took a shot. >> john: that's the shot that knocked rob gronkowski out of action for five plays sunday night. but it might have caused more damage. ian rappaport of the nfl network initially reporting that gronkowski suffered a punctured lung, however, espn's adam
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just has a chest injury that's considered not overly serious. >> then earl thomas is going to make gronkowski pay. >> john: despite the big hit, gronkowski finished the game. after the loss, the tight end said he was fine. >> just knocked the wind out of me a little bit. that's all. you ever get the wind knocked out of you, you know what that feels like. >> john: teammate devin mccourty says the injury will not slow gronk down. >> he's been doing that since he's been here in new england. he's had some tough injuries to deal with he and continues to come back. >> john: tom brady learned of the injury during his weekly radio interview with jim gray. >> what do you know about gronkowski and his condition? >> jim, i'm not sure. i left the facility earlier today and i hadn't heard anything. i still haven't heard anything. that's the first i heard of it. if that is the case, i hope he's doing well, but i won't know more until tomorrow when i go into the football facility. >> john: if gronk can't play on sunday, martellus bennett
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live in foxborough, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: now on just one station... >> they told me i took a wrong turn. i took a wrong turn, you know, you're in massachusetts. >> christa: a politically charged beating in boston. politician are looking for a group of men who attacked that man you just saw outside of a bar all because he supported donald trump. let's go 207's jennifer eagan. she's live in boston with a story you'll only see here. jen? >> jennifer: christa, this young man was left with a black eye and broken nose. he says he voted for donald trump. he was talking about that decision while he was out last weekend. some people did not like what they heard. >> they said i have some nerve damage possibly. >> jennifer: it happened when cameron massie was out with friends near the garden, talking about politics and why he voted for donald trump. >> just our reasoning on why, what i liked about trump, what i didn't like about hillary, just the normal talk really from both sides.
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group of people was listening and butting in. when he went to leave around 2:00 a.m., things escalated outside. >> one of the guys that overheard me when i was leaving was yelling at me, i'm a racist, calling my mom names. they said i took a wrong turn, you know you're in massachusetts. >> jennifer: cameron says he took a hit to the back of the head. >> i got sucker punched. it knocked me out completely. >> jennifer: he ended up with a fractured eye socket, broken nose and busted lip, the arm of his from the fight. >> it got really torn up. >> jennifer: cameron says his friends were yelling, trying to get the attackers away, and they did eventually take off. he wants police to find the people responsible. >> i think everyone should get along. we're a nation. if you don't like the president, come together as a people. i don't think violence is the answer. >> jennifer: cameron was checked out at leahy clinic in burlington. boston police confirm his story
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7news "today in new england." >> kris: the f.b.i. is reporting an increase in hated crimes and post-election harassment, so the state's attorney general has established a tool for people to report incidents. 7's victoria warren live at the statehouse with more on this. vicki, good morning. >> victoria: good morning. she's starting a hot line so people can call in and report these incidents, and they can monitor them and then get law enforcement involved where appropriate. fighting back against hate. the state's attorney general says these anonymous letters filled with racial slurs and violent threats that were left in a newton home are just one of many reports her office is receiving since election day. >> we've established a hot line out of our office in the wake of reports that we have received here in massachusetts and nationally. >> victoria: in maryland, someone ripped holes in a poster advertising a church's spanish language service and then wrote
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whites only" on the back. in indiana, hate-filled graffiti, including a swastika, was spray painted on a church. a religious statue was also desecrated with a homophobic slur. church leaders left praying for the person behind it. >> our response to this is not hate or vengeance or revenge. it's supposed to be love. >> victoria: in massachusetts, the attorney general says there is no tolerance for hate crimes. lawyers and staff will answer calls to the hot line to track reports and take action where needed. >> the attorney general's office will be here to work with our partners in law enforcement, to enforce the law and to defend people's rights. >> so they're establishing this 800 number. there's also going to be a way to report these incidents online. you can find the 800-number. the way you can make these reports is by going to our web site, whdh.com. live from the statehouse, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england."
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transition is starting to take place this morning. the president-elect preparing to make some big decisions about his cabinet as well as his senior advisers. for the latest on these new development, let's go to 7's sarah french. >> this morning speculation over possible cabinet picks is driving discussion about how donald trump the candidate might give way to donald trump the president. donald trump's cabinet could be in a new york state of mind. the a.p. reporting that rudy president-elect's leading candidate to be secretary of state. giuliani already defending trump's appointment of steve steve bannon to be chief strategist. >> i find him to be a very, very decent, very good, extremely smart man and a very loyal, patriotic american. >> sarah: but bannon is already under fire. he ran breitbart news before joining the campaign, saying he wanted a platform for the alt right. his critics pointing to headlines on the site like one calling a conservative columnist a renegade jew and gabby
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of the topic at his first news conference since the election. >> it would not be appropriate for me to comment on every appointment that the president-elect starts making. >> sarah: but the president admitted he gave trump some advice. >> i did say to him it's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women. >> sarah: this morning trump is also asking that his family members get top-secret security clearances. experts say it's unprecedeed and a sign of how big of a role his children will play in his administration. of course, that report is being met with criticism this morning. according to a second trump transition source, the president-elect did not request that his kids get the security clearances. trump himself has not commented. in the control room, i'm sarah french, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. still ahead, a school erupting into flames, forcing students and teachers to evacuate.
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be able to return to class. >> kris: and safety concerns for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. new york police addressing some threats made by isis. >> christa: a close call on the roadway. wait until you see what comes crashing through one woman's windshield. >> wren: showers pushing from in our south into new england making for a soggy tuesday forecast and potentially even a bit stormy.
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>> christa: another nice fall day today. sounds like you might want to bring out the umbrella. >> kris: i did get to enjoy it yesterday. i was enjoying my bed most of the day. >> christa: such a shame. our resident recluse.
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temperatures were in the mid-60s. today a whole different ballgame. mostly cloudy skies. rain likely here. we're seeing those showers push into the state of massachusetts. spotty showers, light sprinkles out there. that's going to pick up in intensity as low pressure tracks further northward. right now we're seeing some of those showers move mostly through to our west as well as across the cape. our other main concern today, in addition to these showers and isolated storm, pockets of heavy rainfall possible, as well, is some coastal flooding. we have a coastal flood advisory in effect from 10:00 a.m. until this is in relation to astronomically high tides as well as the sooner moon. we're looking at high tides around half a foot up to a foot higher than what we do typically see for normal central using. minor coastal flooding is expected. we could have some pockets of more moderate coastal flooding. temperatures this morning are very mild, especially compared to yesterday's temperatures, which for some of us, like orchg, got into the upper teens. today we're talking about mostly temperatures in the mid to low 40s. a pretty mild start, but we don't warm up too much.
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be warmer in minneapolis today. 56 degrees there. 58 degrees in chicago. 62 degrees in philadelphia. temperatures for us here are going to top off in the low 50s. actually, east of the 495 loop later tonight, we are going to have a push of warmer air. but those further inland and further to our west looking the stay in the upper 40s today. those showers push in further from our south and we're looking at the chance for showers during the morning commute. a better chance for heavier rain as we head enter the late morning and afternoon hours. pockets of heavy us, and those of us that do manage to see any thunderstorms could be looking at upward of an inch and a half of iran by this evening. so definitely some urban flooding possible as we do see some of those pockets of heavier rainfall. temperatures this evening, you can see that temperature profile. 53 degrees in boston. but further to our west, 47 degrees in fitchburg. that's kind of a situation through the overnight hours. still pretty mild for us. temperatures tomorrow morning are going to trend mild, but we do have the slight chance for a couple showers early tomorrow morning. rain likely for us today with
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to low 50s here in boston. winds out of the northeast. and lows tonight do stay mild for us. by tomorrow, temperatures are right back up into the upper 50s with decreasing cloud cover through the morning hours. take a look at this mild stretch of weather after we get through today. >> kris: rain never a good mix when it comes to the commuting time. hopefully this doesn't affect things too much. >> danielle: it's messy out there but not raining yet. i don't know the reason. just a terrible tuesday. here's a look at sky7 over an accident. this is w and this is an accident here on 128. let's go to the maps. this is 128, and this is actually southbound at north avenue. that will slow you down this morning. 93 step and go back the 495. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, 24 minutes this morning. south of town not seeing any major issues aside from the usual stop-and-go traffic on route 24 back to about brockton. we have an accident on the pike eastbound at route 9 involving a truck, and then an overturned
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this is at west main street. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20, 25 minutes on the expressway braintree to boston, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 22 minutes. the "t" running on schedule this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: osha is now investigating what caused a serious construction accident in kingston. sky7 h.d. over the scene on christmas tree lane. officials say construction crews were putting up a two workers were seriously injured while two others suffered minor injuries. all four victims are expected to be okay. >> christa: another medical marijuana dispensary is set to open. garden remedies is the name located on washington street in newton. this is the city's first medical marijuana dispensary and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 9:00 a.m. the premier of the hbo documentary about the marathon bombing will be held in boston tonight.
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schubert theater and it will hair on hbo coming up monday. it will detail the story of survivors including sydney and celeste corcoran. >> kris: the nypd is gearing up for the macy's thanksgiving day parade after isis called for an attack. isis calls the parade an excellent target. it directs lone wolves to rent a truck and drive into the crowd. officials say the troubling but nothing new. a driver in florida injured when a crowbar came crashing right through the wild shield. she says the crowbar hit her in the head and then covered her in shattered glass. luckily her injuries were only minor. police say the crowbar may have been sitting in the road and got flipped into the air while it was hit by another car. for sure. >> christa: still ahead, boston-based new balance separating itself from a web
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about the shoe company. >> kris: and the case of a missing teenager. family and friends holding a vigil for a cold case. >> christa: and david ortiz taking home a boston sports award. what he says he'll miss most in
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>> kris: celtics suffering a tough loss in new orleans. boston losing the, well, not-so-good pelicans' team. they have the worst record in the nba. pelicans' center anthony davis led the way for new orleans with 25 points and 14 rebounds. c's lose 106-105. bruins' goalie tuukka rask has been honored for his outstanding play last week. he's been named the nhl's first star of the week. rask was unbeaten in four starts
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he's 10-1-0 and leads the league in wins and shutouts. >> christa: david ortiz adding even more awards to his collection. the retired sox slugger honored last night at the globies. he made sure the offer some thoughts on the city of boston. >> this is the best [bleeped] sports city in the world. >> christa: the globies honor the best in new england sports, and big papi received the boston pride award, which goes to the person who is the most outstanding representative of boston sports. ortiz plans in -- plans to miss most during retirement. >> the fans. that's the one thing i all alwas think about, the fans, how great the fans are around here. they were a big part of my success. that's one thing i'm definitely going to miss, performing in from the of the fans here. >> christa: ortiz won four individual awards. he took home the award fors be pride, red sox m.v.p., best moment, and athlete of the year.
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sure. >> kris: well-deserved awards there. it's now time to find out who did it better. >> christa: what a guy james white was, so nice and even kind of admitting bri did a better job. >> kris: put forth a strong effort. >> christa: the competition was to see who could harvest more cranberries from the ocean spray bog in foxborough. they each had two minutes to do this. when the competition was over, it appeared that bri collected more cranberries. and james said he thought she agree with that? >> kris: apparently. bri overwhelming winning this one. 75% of the vote. james white ended up with 25%. but he gave it a good effort. so thanks, james, for competing with us. next week bri is taking on hdtv star chris lambton. he wanted a "who did it better" rematch after last year's loss. he's getting one. we'll see how they can... looks like take out the crash. >> christa: that's right. good skill. got the take out the trash.
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commuter rail under investigation. why it's being compared the a train crash in new jersey. ism also some calls for change after a trench tragedy in south boston and the south end. what mayor walsh wants the see happen. >> christa: and a free meal for a veteran taken away. why a restaurant manager made that decision and why the chain
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>> christa: breakingov of hitting a state police s.u.v. and then taking off. >> kris: a school erupts into flames, forcing students and teachers to evacuate. the concern now is when they'll be able to return to class. >> christa: and trouble for bay state shoe company new balance. it's trying to separate itself from a white supremacist group. >> kris: the mbta investigating a commuter rail incident that's being compared to the deadly new jersey train crash. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: 6:30 this tuesday
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with us. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. it looks like we might get a little rain maybe in time for the evening commute here. >> kris: showers on the way. we have rain moving in, wren. >> randy: we have showers moving in. right now we're dry in boston, but we will see these showers intensify into more moderate-to-heavy rainfall at times. this is going the pack a punch as we head into the mid-morning hours and into the afternoon. lunch hour is looking wet, soggy. we're also looking at some coastal flooding concerns here. a coastal flood advisory 2:00 p.m. high tide is going to be at 11:08. that's when we're concerned because we're looking at astronomically high tides with king tides and some on-shore winds. that means around half a foot up to around a foot above our typical high tide. so definitely concern today. minor castal flooding expected. we could have pockets of more moderate coastal flooding, as well. other wieses temperatures turn cooler. grab the umbrella. throw on an extra layer. it will not be like yesterday, a sunny, warm day with
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cloudy skies and highs in the low 50s today. back to you, guys. >> christa: let's check the commute as we head out the door. you want the hear what danielle gersh has to say. >> danielle: thanks, christa. here's a look at the pike as you head toward allston-brighton. no issues here. outside 495, we have quite a few issues on the the pike and 495. so we'll start with this accident. this is eastbound on the pike at route 9. this is a crash involving a truck. we have an overturned vehicle on 495 northbound. this is at west main street. sorry these icons are kind of small. i just have a lot to fit on this little part. another accident, route 9, this here is another disabled vehicle eastbound on the pike. so a bit messy over there. and then on 128 southbound at route 2a, we do have construction. so the left lane is blocked there. that's causing some back-up. this was our crash in wakefield, but actually it just cleared. 128 southbound at north avenue. but traffic still backed up to route 1 because of that. now, south of town, braintree to boston, northbound on the expressway, that drive a lot of
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this morning. route 24, stop and go back to brockton. 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. 13 minutes into town on the pike. but that's from 128, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 25 minutes. back to you, guys. >> kris: breaking story overnight. we're told the vehicle crashed at the intersection of comm ave and berkeley street. that's when we're toll the taxi took off. e the cruiser. two other cars were also damaged. no one was injured. the patriots are hoping that tight end rob gronkowski will not miss much time after taking this huge hit on sunday in that loss to seattle. the nfl network's ian rappaport initially reported that gronk suffered a punctured lung and could miss at least a game. but late last night espn's adam schefter reported the tight end suffered a chest injury that's believed to not be overly
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team is starting to take shape now. the president-elect may have chosen his new secretary of state. the a.p. is reporting that rudy giuliani is the leading candidate for this position. giuliani has expressed interest in this job. >> christa: also this morning, a school in lawrence is closed after a fire broke out inside a classroom yesterday. and hundreds of students were forced out. it's not clear, though, when they'll be able to come back. let's check in with sarah for the latest on that. >> sarah: hundreds of students were forced to rush outside duri damage is so severe they won't be back in for quite some time. the windows of the science room are all boarded up. there will be no students in this classroom for some time and no classes at all at the bruce school in lawrence on tuesday. all this after a fire rips throw a classroom shortly after school started monday morning. >> the teacher came in. she said, oh, fire, fire. we just left and i smelled smoke and it smelled bad.
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started, but there were hundreds of students in school at the time. once the alarm sounded, kids walked outside just like it was a drill. the fire department arrived within minutes, but the flames didn't spread to the rest of the school. >> significant damage to the classroom, heavy smoke and water damage throughout the school. >> sarah: the students were all relocated to a nearby middle school, and the bruce school has already canceled school for tuesday, while the cause is still under investigation, fire officials don't believe it's suspicious. >> the bottom line at the end of the day is all thes know, we'll figure out how to fix it and get back in class when we can. >> sarah: investigators believe the cause of the fire was electrical. damage is estimated to be a $250,000. in the newsroom, i'm sarah french, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now the mbta is investigating a commuter rail accident that was not reported. officials say earlier this month a train did not stop in time and struck a post at the end of a platform at south station. the train and a rail tie were damaged in that.
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incident is being compared by officials with the mbta to that deadly train crash in new jersey. that train also hit something before crashing into the platform that. was back in september. one person was killed and more than 100 others were injured in that crash. >> kris: police are adding patrols to a new hampshire hiking trail after an alarming attack. there police say man came up behind a woman and assaulted her after she walked along the loop road trail in lebanon, new hampshire. that's when the attacker took off. >> christa: family and friends gathering for a vigil in honor of a brockton teenager who disappeared 27 years ago. jennifer lynn fay was walking to meet up with friends back in 1989 when she suddenly vanished. people at the vigil replaced what they believe to be her last-known steps. at this time police say that there are no suspects. >> kris: two suspects facing a judge after an alleged deadly hit-and-run in taunton.
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killed while riding his bicycle last thursday night. police say 19-year-old sicily malanapo hit the victim and dragged alfano's bike. her boyfriend, brian o'day, was charged as an accessory. he screamed at his girlfriend to leave the scene and hid the victim's bicycle. the victim's family speaking out about this arrest. >> all you had to do was make a phone call, and maybe he'd be alive. my son will never get to meet his father. >> christa: >> kris: alfano has two children and is expecting a third. >> christa: new balance fighting back after a white supremacist web site declared the brand "the official shoes of white people. " that's after the boston-based company expressed their support for the president-elect and his trade policies.
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tolerate bigotry or hate, but unhappy customers have been taking to social media posting pictures and videos of their new balance sneakers in the trash or lit on fire all in response to those comments about the president-elect. >> kris: final results are in. coming up, find out who won new hampshire. was it donald trump or hillary clinton? >> christa: also ahead, a sneak peek at the new patriots' day movie, plus the new charity all to benefit first responders. >> kris: and some anger after a taken away by the restaurant's manager. now the chain is offering a big apology. >> danielle: good morning. it's busy out there on the roads this morning. here's a look at the pike. not too bad here. in framingham we have an accident eastbound at route 9. we're watching a couple other incidents out there, as well.
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according to the "herald," filmmakers have already provided $100,000 in matching funds and are looking for recipients. patriots' day depicks the day of the bombings and the ensuing manhunt. >> multiple explosions. we need help down here! >> kris: gives you chills watching. the new trailer for "patriots day" has been released. the film starts mark wahlberg, j.k. >> christa: an update to a story that sparked so much outrage on veterans day. video shows a restaurant manager taking away a free meal from a veteran after some doubts were raised about whether the man actually served. so workers say they were suspicious about the veteran's uniform, but the man explains that he purchased it after he retired just to wear on veterans day. in response, chili's, the restaurant, has apologized. they have removed the manager.
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>> kris: maybe. so much more ahead on just one station. we'll hear from as be man who says he was beaten for being a donald trump supporter. >> state officials now worried about hate crimes. what the attorney general is doing about it. >> christa: vicki, and rob gronkowski taking a hard hit on the field. he gets right back up, but new information about whether his injury means he'll send sunday
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> christa: breaking overnight, a crash involving a state police cruiser. police are searching for taxi driver after this condition on storrow drive. >> kris: plus pats' fans on edge. a star tight end takes a big blow. could a hard hit sideline gronk on sunday? >> reporter: and an discussion takes a violent turn on just one station. a man opens up about the night he was attacked. >> it's time to know and go. we have all of the day's top stories. >> christa: starting things off with wren clair and a check of your forecast. >> wren: today we're looking at the likely chance for rain. we're already seeing that pick in. we'll see this intensify through the morning hours. so actually some heavy rain expected for us. pockets of heavy rain. even some embedded thunderstorms. low pressure tracks further
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seaboard. we also have a coastal flood advisory in effect starting at 10:00 a.m. and wraps up at 2:00 p.m. high tide wraps up at that time. so we're looking at high tide being a half a foot the a foot greater than its normal value. definitely a concern today. we'll monitor that closely. high tide at 11:of. temperature-wise, mild this morning. we don't warm up too far from here. as we head into the morning hours, showers continue to push fur northward. by lunchtime it will be soggy. oranges and reds out there, pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall likely. most of us walk away today with around an inch of rain, half an inch to an inch, but i do think some of us could even manage more than, that especially since we see some of those thunderstorms today. so two inches of rain not out of the question by the late evening hours here. showers are likely today. isolated storm temperatures in the upper 40s.
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as we head into tonight, showers continue to be likely. i do think it's going to be a bit warmer as you head east of the 495 loop. here in boston we'll see temperatures rise past dinnertime i do expect. your 7 on 7 forecast showing moderate conditions into tomorrow with a slight chance for a very early morning shower. >> christa: let's move over to fast track traffic with danielle gersh. what do we need to know. >> christa: . >> danielle: it's messy out there this morning. will rest look at the pike. this is allston-brighton. not too bad here, but out toward 495, if you're head entering town from worcester this morning, it's not pretty. we have an accident eastbound on route 9 involving a truck in framingham on the pike. we have an overturned vehicle on 495 northbound at west main street. there also on 495 northbound at route 9, another accident. and then another accident eastbound on the pike. that's at 495. so traffic eastbound on the pike is pretty much backed up all the way to worcester this morning because of that.
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things open up a little bit after framingham. then we have another disabled vehicle eastbound on the pike at route 16. so it's not too pretty on the pike this morning. this is a crash that actually cleared 128 southbound at north avenue in wakefield. traffic, though, still backed up on 128 southbound to route 1. 93 stop and go back to 495 this morning. the expressway braintree to boston, 30 minutes of stop-and-go traffic. route 24 northbound stop-and-go back the brockton. take a look at those drive times. half an hour on the, pray, 13 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 27 minutes this morning. back to you, guys. >> kris: breaking news, brand-new house under construction was destroyed by fire in dartmouth. here is some video of crews falling through -- breaking through that scene. we're told the house is locatedded on a dead end road
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out that fire. >> christa: and more breaking news, a state police s.u.v. getting hit by taxi. this was in the back bay. we're told the vehicles crashed at the intersection of comm ave and berkeley street. that's when the taxi took off. the crack caused minor damage to the s.u.v. two other cars were damaged, as well, but luckily no one was hurt. >> this morning some questions surrounding rob gronkowski's injury since taking that very hard hit to the chest in sunday's game. gronk has bowed out of some medi status is still unclear for sunday. >> christa: so originally it was reported that gronk had a punctured lung, but it appears his injury is less serious than that, so that's good news. let's go to 7's john cuoco at gillette with the latest. >> john: christa, gronk missed the first two games of the season with hamstring injury. now he could miss more time with another injury. gronk grng took a big hit that knocked him out of action for
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ian rappaport initially reported gronk suffered a punctured lung. however, espn's adam schefter is reporting gronk only has a chest injury and it's not considered overly serious. now gronk's teammates are talking about it. >> he's been doing that since he's been here in new england. he's had some pretty tough injuries to deal with, and he continues to just come back, rehab hard and, you know, his play never falls off. so i think that shows the credit he deserves for the time he puts in taking care of h >> john: if gronk isn't able to play on sunday, that will make martellus bennett once again the team's top tight end. john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: now on just one station... >> broken nose from here, kind of like the middle down into my eye socket. >> christa: a politically charged beating in boston. police are looking for a group of men who they say attacked that man you just saw outside of a bar all because he supported
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live in boston with the story you'll only see here this morning. jen? >> jennifer: christa, good morning. this young man says he did voted for donald trump. he was talking about that decision while he was out over the weekend near t.d. garden. 21-year-old cameron macy says another group of guys kept butting in. when he left around 2:00 saturday morning, the men followed him, yelled at him, then punched him, leaving him with a black eye, broken nose and busted lip. it knocked me out completely. six guys were around me. i think everybody should just kind of get along, you know? we're a nation. if you don't like the president, i mean, coming to as the people. >> jennifer: cameron was checked out at leahy clinic in burlington. s be police confirm his story. they say they are investigating.
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7news "today in new england." >> kris: the state is taking action after a series of threatening incidents happen across the nation. 7's victoria warren is live at the statehouse with more on some hate crime hotlines that are being formed. >> victoria: that's right. the state's attorney general is worried about an increase in possible hate crimes. that's why she's established this hot line for people to report what they suspect may be a hate crime. one of the incidents she was citing was these letters that were anonymously l doorstep in natick filled with racial slurs and violent threats. but she also cites some things that have nationwide. in maryland, someone wrote the words "trump nation, whites only" on a spanish language poster. and in indiana, hate-filled graffiti, including a swastika was spray painted on a church. this hot line has been established and will be manned by staff members and also attorneys and then they will
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need to be taken if they need to refer the matters the local law enforcement. the attorney general says, of course, if you're in a situation where you feel there is an immediate threat, you should always first call 911. live this morning at the statehouse, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: meantime, the trump transition is beginning to take shape this morning. the president-elect preparing to make some major decisions about his cabinet, as well, as his senior advisers. so let's head back with 7's sarah french with some of the sarah. >> sarah: donald trump's cabinet is starting to take shape. the president-elect is close to choosing his secretary of state. the a.p. was reporting that rudy giuliani is a leading candidate of the position. the former new york city mayor was a frequent visitor with president-elect trump. giuliani has expressed interest in the job and sources say if he wants it, he'll get it. and this morning conflicting reports that donald trump ask
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top-secret security appearances. one report says he made the request which experts say would be unprecedented. but according to a second transition official, it never happened. trump himself has not commented. in the control room, i'm sarah french, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: well, the results are, in and hillary clinton won new hampshire's four electoral college votes. clinton won by just 2700 votes. trump's campaign did not seek a recount, which officially sealed clinton's victory in that state. the at 290 to 232. vote are still being counted in michigan. >> christa: boston's mayor marty walsh calling for change after a deadly collapse that happened in the south end last month. sadly two men were killed in that accident. the mayor is now proposing new rules requiring companies to report if they're in good standing with osha before they're able to receive a work permit. the two men were working for atlantic drain service, which at the time was being fined for
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meantime, osha is now investigating what caused a serious construction accident in kingston. sky7 h.d. over the scene on christmas tree lane. they are putting up a second-floor wall, and that's when it suddenly toppled over. two workers are seriously hurt, the other two suffering minor injuries here, and all four victims are expected to recover. >> kris: retired red sox slugger david ortiz has more awards to add to his trophy case. ortiz was honored several times during the glennies last night. the show pays tribute to the best in new england sports. big papi won the pride award which which is presented to the person with the most outstanding representative of boston sports. after accepting the award, he recreated the iconic speech that he delivered following the marathon bombings. >> this is the best [bleeped] city in the world. >> kris: david ortiz within a
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athlete of the year. >> christa: quote of the decade. there i miss him already. >> sarah: he'll still be around. >> christa: for sure. we're talking about some rain moving in it sounds like today. >> kris: yeah. we still have a deficit, wren. so we need the rain. >> wren: we do, but we have a lot of things hitting us today. it will be soggy, cooler, stormy and coastal flooding possible. right now lighter showers. this will intensify as we head enter the day with some pockets of heavy rainfall looking possible. urban flooding a concern here today as we see some of those we have a celestial flood advisory in effect from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with astronomically high tides. high tides will be at 11:of. so we'll be monitoring that, but again, minor flooding is possible, minor celestial flooding is possible. into tonight and this afternoon, temperatures trend cooler, he 50s with a likely chance for rain. >> kris: wren, thanks so much. thank you for joining us this morning. "today show" is straight ahead. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: and i'm christa
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new world order? inside the fierce battle to be in the trump inner circle. is rudy giuliani the next secretary of state? laura ingraham, the next white house press secretary? and what about the backlash against top advisor steve bannon who one conservative is now calling terrifying. president obama side-stepping the issue. >> it will be up to him to set up a team that he thinks will serve him well and reflect his policies. >> who is in and who is out? we'll ask top trump advisor kellyanne conway. excellent target. isis puts out the call for followers to attack next week's thanksgiving day parade in new york in its propaganda magazine.

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