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top job in his administration. >> sarah: and new this morning, a mumps outbreak on the campus of tufts university. the school telling students to take precautionary measures. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. let's get the latest on your forecast with wren clair. good morning to you. you a little bleary eyed this morning? we were out a little late. >> wren: we were. 9:00 bedfinal is bedtime, christa. we're looking at some quiet weather here as we head into your thursday forecast. more cloud cover across the coast and the cape. we have a piece of energy that could touch off a stray shower for us here this morning. but you can see much clearer skies as we head further west, especially west of the 495 loop. but west of the 495 loop, we're also dealing with a little patchy fog. if you're headed that way, definitely watch out for that and allow a little bit of extra time on your morning commute. temperatures do trend cooler. we're largely in the mid to low 40s. i'll take a look at our weekend
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back to you, guys. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway. not seeing any issues on the roads this morning. problem-free if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes northbound braintree to boston. not bad. route 3, 24, 95 all looking good. the pike fine all the way back the framingham this morning. route 2 and 3 not seeing any problems. 93 looking good back to 495. some more crews out there, but they'll start to wrap things up as we head into take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway braintree to boston. 17 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news. a car and a commuter rail train collide in revere. surveillance video shows the impact and two people running from the scene. this morning police are trying the locate those two people. >> christa: and police did manage to clear those tracks
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the search that's under way. 7's victoria warren is tracking this story. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, christa, the tracks are clear, that's good news for commuters, but the big question and the big mystery: where are the two people who were in the car, and how are they doing this morning? a car literally torn in half after getting crushed by a speeding train. surveillance video shows the moment of impact in revere. the car driving across the tracks as the train charges through. amazingly, moments later, the same surveillance video shows two people getting out of the car and then running away before rescuers could arrive on scene. the train is a commuter train that was traveling it of rockport enter boston. the collision happened around 10:30 wednesday night on oak island road, which isn't near any of the commuter rail stations. all the passengers on the train are okay. eventually they transferred on to a different train. as for who was driving the car, why they crossed the tracks when
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they ran away, police still don't know. police don't even know if those people were injured, because they ran away. the crossing gates were down, and for some reason, the car decided to go around those crossing gates right as the train was approaching. live this morning in revere, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and right now officials are investigating after a green line train went off the tracks in brighton. this happened on a b-line trolley near comm street last night. luckily no one was hurt. >> sarah: right now police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting in lawrence. investigators say this man is wanted in connection with that shooting. no word yet on when the shooting happened or if anyone was hurt. >> christa: new hope now in the effort to solve a murder mystery from over the summer. police are uncovering new clues now months after a woman was killed out for a jog in princeton. let's head out live to 7's nicole oliverio. nicole, what's the new information here?
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that they believe they know the type of car that they're looking for and hope that can lead to an arrest. new clues that could lead to a killer. three months after the murder of vanessa marcotte, investigators say they're looking for a dark-colored s.u.v. the 27-year-old's body was found in the woods near her family's princeton home back in august. witnesses say the s.u.v. was parked on brooks station road where marcotte was found and where the murder is thought to investigators also say the suspect was likely injured in the attack. the b.u. grad worked for google in new york city and was visiting family when she went out for a jog that morning. relatives reported her missing when she didn't come back from that run. in the days following her death, search crews combed through the woods, looking for evidence, and police and family members called on the public for any clues into her death. since then police have received more than a thousand tips. now they're hoping this clue
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will bring an arrest. if you have any information, state police ask that you call an anonymous tip line. that number is 508-453-7589. area police departments have once again been reminded to keep this investigation in mind. they're asking anyone with information to come forward. live in princeton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nicole, thank you. right now police are trying to search for mancc park. investigators say 26-year-old jeffrey labeck broke enter a home, stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her mother. one of the women suffering life-threatening injuries. >> sarah: more controversy in the trump transition. sources telling nbc news that president-elect donald trump plans to make lieutenant general michael flynn as his national security adviser. a busy day ahead for the president-elect, who is set to meet with leaders from japan as well as potential cabinet
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lieutenant general michael flynn visiting trump tower on wednesday amid reports that the rhode island native will be joining the trump administration as national security adviser. >> he recognizes the threats we face... >> sarah: flynn is a registered democrat but was sharply critical of hillary clinton when he spoke at the republican national convention. his resume speaks for itself, ground experience in afghanistan and iraq. then he headed up the defense intelligence agency before being forced out in 2014. secretary of state, south carolina governor nikki haley, set to meet with trump today. she backed up trump even after he said her constituents are embarrassed by her. >> governor, are you going the support donald trump? >> [inaudible]. >> sarah: vice president elect mike pence touring his soon-to-be home wednesday with vice president yes biden. >> great progress. >> sarah: trump is insisting the trap six is going smoothly
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new england afternoon, new england patriots owner robert kraft, who has called trump a close friend, no word yet on the reason behind the visit. also this morning, the back-and-forth about trump's kids continues. "the new york times" is reporting that ivanka trump and her husband jared kushner have not applied for a security clearance and they do not intend to. >> christa: meantime, vice president-elect mike pence will be on capitol hill this morning. he'll be joining a meeting of the house g.o.p. conference. this afternoon pence will mitch mcconnell as well as some democratic leaders. hillary clinton was back in the spotlight for the first time since her concession speech two weeks ago. >> i will admit coming here tonight was not the easiest thing for me. there have been a few times this past week when all i wanted to do is just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again. >> christa: she took the stage
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the group honored clinton's lifelong work on behalf of children's issues. it the natick community holding a peace rally after messages of hate were found around town during rush hour on wednesday. 100 people stood on street corners with homemade signs to show their support. after racist graffiti was found on the wall of a bathroom at natick high school this week. that vandalism called for the deportation of two teachers. just last week, a natick resident received two letters with racial slurs. >> i sai going down in natick. we have to do something about this right now. >> if enough people come out, maybe it will change minds. [horns honking]. >> sarah: right now police are investigating both incidents. so far in arrests have been made. new concerns on campus. tufts university confirming nine students have been diagnosed with the mumps over the past three weeks. the department of public health
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spreading. anyone with symptoms should go to the school's health services. >> christa: looks like the pats will be back on the practice field today, but all eyes will likely be on the sidelines after rob gronkowski missed practice wednesday. the star tight end took a hard hit, as you know by now, against seattle last sunday. later today he is expected to talk. so let's go to kris with more on what an injured gronk would mean for the pats. >> kris: wouldn't mean good things, christa. the patriots are gearing up for a big sunday showdown on the road in san francisco. not surprisingly, the patriot information on rob gronkowski's status, but we do know number 87 was not on the practice field wednesday. the team's injury report says gronk was held out of practice while he is dealing with that chest injury. but the injury report did not include anything about his status for sunday's game. his teammates speaking out on wednesday. >> obviously you want everyone out there. you want everyone healthy. you understand what this means to everyone. you understand how hard everyone
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hoping and praying that we're at full strength any time we take the field. >> kris: if gronk is out, martellus bennett would be the primary tight end target for brady, but bennett was limited himself in wednesday's practice. he's dealing with ankle issues. one good sign, t.b. 12 was not listed on the injury report after taking that shot to the right leg during sunday night's game. back to you, guys. >> christa:>> sarah: all right. still ahead on this thursday morning, a suspect caught on camera robbing a newton gas station at gunpoint. why his could provide a key clue. >> christa: crossing into danger. a local intersection a mess of conflicting signs, conflicting signals. there's some help on the way, as hank investigates. >> sarah: and pitching a fit. a supermodel with nasty message for rick porcello after his cy young win. >> wren: and we're starting out with more sunshine. i'll take a look after the break.
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>> sarah: 5:14 a.m. a coast guard rescue is caught on camera off the coast of rhode island. officials say a woman got stranded on some rocks near point judith while wind suffering with with a friend. she suffered from hypothermia but is expected to be okay. >> christa: point judith, that's a beautiful area, but clearly dangerous. hey, wren, how is the weather looking for today? >> wren: you know, it's going to be a little nicer than yesterday, but we're still fighting off the cloud cover along the coast and the cape. we even have a slight chance for a stray shower this morning here in boston. i do think just a slight chance for that. we're looking at much less cloud cover as you head west of the 495 loop. also a little bit of fog west of the 495 loop. winds currently out of the west
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the afternoon. wind gusts up to around 22mph. temperatures this morning are also a bit cooler. 40 degrees in worcester. a chilly 31 degrees in orange. 47 degrees currently in boston. temperatures are going to warm up similar to yesterday, if not a little bit warmer actually. so here's a lack at future cast. you can see we start out with that cloud cover, but it does peel back as we head into the day. peeks of sunshine most definitely into the afternoon. but across the coast and the cape, you can definitely see that trend of more cloud cover, and we're looking at more of a mixture of sun and clouds. mild. 56 in fitchburg. you can see we could manage a couple spots. we're seeing temperatures around 56, 57 degrees. i think with that cloud cover across the cape, excuse me, and coast, we're talking about temperatures closer to the mid-50s for us. into tonight, we're seeing mostly clear skies. we keep it that way. the high pressure in command of our weather pattern today enter tomorrow and into saturday, as well. temperatures trend above normal. we see that big dip by sunday as our next frontal system does
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midwest, bringing blizzard watches and a lot of snow to fargo as well as minnesota. so some areas in thede midwest getting hammered. this system will track further eastward. that will bring us a chance for some moisture enter your sunday forecast. today the high pressure is in command of our weather pattern. you can see that frontal system bringing snow to our west. we'll be monitoring that into sunday, as well. what this means for us is we have a warm pattern. that switches as we head into next week. canadian air that. will bring temperatures in the mid-40s by the start of next week. get outside and enjoy this comfortable weather. temperatures in the mid-50s, slight chance for a morning sprinkle across the coast. mostly clear skies tonight. temperatures in the low 40s for most of us. winds still out of the north. your 7 on 7 forecast, temperatures tomorrow close to 60, but cooler on the coast with mostly sunny skies. >> sarah: a dangerous, confusing intersection tangling traffic in boston and putting people in the crosswalk in
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conflicting signs, baffling traffic lights and drivers just ignoring the rules here. >> christa: we're hearing changes are on the way after hang phillippi ryan took this issue the city leaders. this morning hank investigates. [honking]. >> hank: this may be the most confusing and chaotic intersection in boston. >> it is awful. >> hank: where merrimack street runs into stanford street in the west end, near causeway street and t.d. garden. why is this crosswalk such a disaster? signs and directions h conflicting and so misunderstood, they force everyone on foot and on wheels to make risky decisions. >> i was never a jaywalker until i proved to boston. > hank: look, pedestrians get their walk light, but a few seconds later the left-turning drivers get their green light. that puts them all in the same place at the same time. >> i was this close to having someone hit me yesterday. >> hank: and here drivers use
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forcing those on bikes the use the car lane. >> it's pretty dangerous. >> hank: and watch. this look at all these drivers zooming right on a red arrow. city officials say you can't do that, but car after car powers through without stopping. and woe to those who try to obey the law. >> let's see how long people start honking their horns. >> hank: driver peer pressure forces them to break it. what's going on? our investigation found this?ire part project, one that is supposed to make it easier to get around boston, including those cool new bicycle lanes. but when we hung out with traffic experts here, they told us, frankly, it's not working so well. >> the lack of guidance that both drivers and pedestrians have is making a lot of people feel nervous. >> hank: here's the deal: city traffic officials promise this tangle is a work in progress. >> we've been tweaking it.
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>> hank: up in the city's traffic control center, they're monitoring the intersection to figure out the best way the make it work safely and efficiently for those on foot or on wheels. >> we're trying to balance it out the best we can. >> hank: when we told them how many drivers we taped zooming right on thread arrow, the city decided those days are about to be over. they're making it no turn on red. >> the sign will go up and that will take care of that. >> hank: so you'll change that? >> that will get fixed. >> hank: is intersection you think is annoying or even unsafe? let me know. just e-mail me at tellhank@whdh.com. in the newsroom, i'm hank phillippi ryan. >> christa: the joke is that boston's roads were modeled after the old cow paths, you know. >> sarah: it's so confusing, right? it's like, oh, this is a one-way. where do i go? do i turn right? hopefully they get it all figured out. >> christa: bring a novel. that way when you're stuck at the light you can read.
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crying foul over rick porcello's cy young win. why kate upton is demanding answers about the way the votes are counted. >> sarah: and the nfl taking a hard hit from harvard. why the school said league
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>> wren: we're struggl t the coast and cape, but further to our west already some clearing in that cloud cover. that's going to bring plenty of sunshine, especially west of the 495 loop today. here, throughout boston, as well as the cape, we'll start out with mostly cloudy skies seeing a mixture of sun and clouds into the afternoon. actually, we could even manage a stray shower this morning, just a slight chance for, that nothing impressive in terms of rainfall totals. we have a little piece ofen joy pushing through. that could touch off a stray shower.
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15 degrees cooler at this time. orange a chilly 31 degrees. new bedford 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. in boston we're pretty similar to yesterday's start. but we're slightly cooler. temperatures today stay mild. i'll take a look at your wek forecast in just a bit. back to you, guys. >> sarah: it wasn't a high-scoring game, but the celtics did get a win at home against the dallas mavericks. isaiah thomas scored 20 of boston's final 24 points, leading the c's to victory. the c's host a big game tomorrow when the golden state warriors >> christa: a red sox ace celebrating this morning. rick porcello taking home top honors in the american league cy young award. porcello won the majors with 22 wins this past season. >> sarah: at least one famous face not to happy about these results. kris is here with more on this. hey, there kris. >> kris: good morning. what a difference a year makes for rick porcello. the righty bouncing back from that subpar first season here in boston to capture his first-ever cy young award. well deserving. this was the reaction to the
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his home in new jersey. obviously they're happy and excited. the 27-year-old got 18 second-place vets to edge out former teammate justin verlander in the closest finish since 1970. >> i got a lot of people around me that right now that i love very much and have been instrumental in my success and getting to this point, and on top of that, we got some really good bottles of wine that still need to be drank. >> ks: here's the problem. justin verlander's fianc?e is model kate upton. she didn't agree with the voting. she posted three messages on twitter expressing her displeasure, one of which we can't read on television. here's one we can. "sorry, rick, but you didn't get any first-place votes. you didn't win. by, felicia. mlb, keep up with the times and fire those writers." porcello says he's not fazed by the comment and he did get some first-place votes, by the way,
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math." >> sarah: who is felicia? oh, gosh. evidently it's a baseball joke we don't get. our floor director is doing this, no, no, no, no, no. >> christa: she was the top item trending on twitter last night, by the way. >> sarah: coming up, new at 5:30, the position some massachusetts democrats want john kerry to run for in 2018. >> christa: and we'll have the latest on breaking news out of revere. police say a car was collided. the search is under way to find two people who apparently ran away from the scene. 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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controversy. the hefty price tag coming along with the city of boston's christmas tree making international headlines,. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. good morning, everybody. it's 5:30. thank you so much for waking up with us. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: an i'm sarah french. let's send it over to wren clair now with a check of your forecast. >> wren: your thursday forecast is looking pretty nice. we do have some pesky clouds across the coast and the cape. that's going to keep things mostly cloudy during the morning hours, ending up with a mixture of some sun and clouds into the afternoon. more sunshas further to our west. they are seeing patchy fog west of 495. orange seeing a little patchy fog. visibility reduced to around two miles. temperatures this morning are cooler than yesterday morning by about 5, even 15 degrees. that's where new bedford is sitting this morning. in the upper 30s here in boston. we're in the upper 40s. low 40s in worcester. mid-40s in bedford. still a mild start to this time of year. temperatures today are going to warm up back into the mid-50s. our average highs, on 7
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coast. most of us will stay dry. back to you, guys. >> christa: bye, felicia. here's danielle -- i get it, i get it. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. here's a look at the expressway this morning. things looking pretty good so far. it's only about ten minutes from braintree to boston. let's head to the maps. south of town in duxbury you have an accident. route 3 northbound at exit 10. that's where a car hit a deer. always makes me sad. sad way the start the morning. the pike from route 2 and 3 looking fine. we have construction in methuen that will slow you down on 93 southbound there. other than that, you're in good shape. route 1, problem-free heading into boston. 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. 17 minutes into town on the pike from 128. we had another construction crew that just cleared there. so hopefully that drive time will go down here soon. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. the "t" running on schedule this
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breaking news. police are investigating after a commuter rail train collides with a car in revere. it happened late last night. two people in that car somehow managed to get out an run off. you can see the car was literally torn in half. there's in word yet on if anyone was hurt. now to the day's other top stories. officials investigating the murder of a jogger in princeton say they're now looking for a dark-colored s.u.v. vanessa marcotte's body was found in the woods near her family's home in august. witnesses say an s.u.v. was investigators found her body. investigators also say the suspect was likely injured in the attack. and there's concern on the tufts university campus. the school confirming that nine students have been diagnosed with the mumps over the past three weeks. the department of public health says it's working with tufts to help prevent the illness from spreading. >> christa: right now police are hunting for a robber after a terrifying encounter that happened in newton. the suspect armed with a long gun walked into a convenience store and demanded cash.
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outside the store. nancy, you have the latest on the investigation and what police want people to see and hear. >> nancy: that's right. police have been searching for this robber for a couple days now. this whole thing was caught on surveillance video right behind me. it shows how terrifying it was for that store clerk. >> hurry up. >> nancy: an armed robber with manners. >> will you open the register, please, now. >> nancy: please but no thank you for this armed man on a mission. night. when he didn't turn over the money fast enough, the masked robber grabbed a fistful of cash and took off. the armed robbery only took 20 seconds. adeem was back at work the next morning at the newton center gulf station, trying to figure out how much money was stolen. adeem says he never considered fighting back. >> yeah, he pointed the gun. yeah, he had a gun. yeah, i see the gun. >> nancy: minutes after the armed robbery, severally arm
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gone. the robber was wearing a hat and what looks like a bandanna over his face. investigators hoping someone recognizes him, if not by how he looks, then by his voice, which was recorded on the surveillance video. >> can you open the register? now. hurry up. get busy. >> christa:>> nancy: adeem, whos worked here 17 years, is shocked. >> i am so scared. the first time to happen in this town. i'm working for a thi position. >> nancy: and the clerk says he didn't see if the robber went outside and had anyone waiting for him or got into a car. again, no arrests have been made. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: haverhill police are searching for two men who robbed a pawn shop on monday night. the "eagle-tribune" reports the men stole more than $1,000 worth of goods. they left behind a tool bag and a flashlight. >> christa: also three cars collide in front of a fire
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this crash happened just after 4:00 yesterday afternoon. a parked firetruck was also hit, but no one was inside. at least two people had to be rushed to the hospital. >> sarah: new this morning a harvard study is calling for change among team doctors in the nfl. chris is back with a closer look at the study. oh, you're right behind me. >> kris: i'm nearby. i'm close. researchers at harvard say nfl doctors have clear conflicts of interest that could negatively impact injured players, allowing them to return to the football field before actually ready. the new report was funded by the nfl players union and it found that because medical staff members are paid by individual teams, they may put the interests of the franchise above the interest of the player's actual health. but it's important to note that the report does not mention any specific causes where such a condition flyckt led to a player returning too soon from an injury. the nfl says the report is simply an academic exercise. league officials deny that there are any conflicts of interest that exist.
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5:35 right now. new this morning, boston school officials voting to close down an elementary school in mattapan. according to the "globe," matahunt elementary school will shut down at the end of the school year. it's been underperforming for the past four years and will be replaced by an early learning center. >> christa: happening today, three suspects accused of using counterfeit money in burlington will be called to court. police say the suspects tried the use a fake $100 bill at two stores wednesday afternoon. police say they confronted the suspects a people into custody, but one managed to get away. officers are still looking for that man. and a prison employee testifying against gary sampson, saying the convicted killer tried to attack him back in 2011. this is surveillance video that was shown in court. and sampson is reaching his arm out of his cell and trying to slash the worker with a sharp-edged broomstick. the prison worker testifying that he could have been stabbed with with that. sampson is back in court after being convicted of murdering three people.
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later overturned. now his legal team is seeking life without parole. >> sarah: also this morning, some democrats in massachusetts are calling for secretary of state john kerry to run for governor. the group is hoping kerry challenges charlie baker in 2018. but according to the "herald," others, including former congressman barney frank, believe it's unlikely kerry will want to enter the race. >> christa: and the price tag for boston's christmas tree causing some controversy in canada. the cbc nearly $250,000 to send the annual christmas tree here to boston last year. according to this report, the province paid $242,000 for transportation and sponsorship for the tree-lighting ceremony. nova scotia has delivered a tree to the common each year since 1971 and the gift is to thank boston, which sent medical personnel quickly after a deadly explosion back in 1915. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, a thanksgiving travel alert. google reveals the best and
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thanksgiving week. >> christa: tom brady getting all fired up in this new commercial. what he's saying about deflategate coming up.
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>> christa: welcome back. it's 5:41. thanksgiving a week away, if you can believe it. google maps is giving drivers advice on the best time the travel. fors be-area drivers, google maps says the best day the travel is this sunday. the worst comes as no surprise. next wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, although sometimes tuesday can be bad, too. they say is next friday, the day after thanksgiving, but if you wait until saturday, definitely expect delays. >> sarah: and readers digest with some meaningful thanksgiving traditions you and your family might want the start. they suggest putting a white table cloth on a downer table and have everyone around it write something they are thankful for. but what are you going to do with that table cloth after they write? you throw it away, right? or you could take it outside. start the tradition of eating thanksgiving dinner outdoors, unless you will live in new
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you could also start a leftover party, where everyone brings their leftover food and plans for the next holiday gathering. are you going to do any of those things? >> christa: no, nod at all. not at all. but the leftover party, you bring the leftovers to actual thanksgiving? >> >> sarah: no, i think they're saying you bring all your leftovers a couple days after with you family. you eat and discuss the next holiday, maybe christmas or next year's thanksgiving. clarifying. i was hung up obviously on the table clolt or eating outside in november. >> sarah: maybe when it's snowing. >> christa: all right. so just after thanksgiving is when the holiday shopping really kicks into high gear. >> sarah: and researchers are predicting a strong increase in online shopping this holiday season. so researchers say about 17% of holiday shopping is done online, and they predict online spending on cyber monday to reach 3.5 billion. >> christa: lots to get to this morning. we have know and go coming your way.
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says those booster seats are getting better. >> sarah: two people survived when their car collides with a train. now this morning, police want the know why they ran from the scene. >> sarah: plus for the second time in only a matter of months, a taunton home goes up in flames. why investigators believe these fires are no accident. i really did save hundreds of dollars on my car insurance with geico.
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>> sarah: it's 5: 45. time now for everything you need to start your day off right. >> christa: wren clair is with us with a check of your forecast. >> wren: we're starting off cooler than yesterday, but we will warm up into the mid-50s. it will be breezy this afternoon compared to yesterday. temperatures currently in the low 40s in worcester. in boston we're in the upper 40s. while we are 5, 15 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time, we're still unseasonably thursday forecast. you can see less cloud cover in western massachusetts. we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies across the coast as well as the cape. that thins out as we head into the afternoon. a mixture of sun and clouds. still on the cloudy end of things. around lunchtime. temperatures in the mid-50s for most of us. some of us could reach 57 degrees, 56 degrees for those of us that see a bit more sunshine here today. and again, factor in those winds. it's going to be a little brisk today. wind gusts up to around 20mph. by tonight, we're looking at mostly clear skies and
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not just today, but enter the rest of your work week here. get outside and enjoy because we're still talking about a warm trend. but as we head into next week, we have cool canadian air pushing into new england, and that's going to make for more seasonable weather headed our way. highs today for us in the mid-50s. winds out of the north. still ushering in some mild air, because to our north is still mild canadian air. mostly clear skies tonight with temperatures still above average. most of us in the low 40s. by tomorrow we're looking at more sunshine than today. temperatures c degrees, even into saturday. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> wren:>> danielle: thanks, sa. good morning, everyone. let's head outside and take a look at the zakim bridge and leverett connector. in major delays yet. good news there. let's go to the maps. 93 up toward methuen, we have a work crew running late, but they're about to wrap things up. so slow here, but other than that, 93 looking good. no issues on route 1 heading into boston. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, that drive
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northbound at exit 10 there. the pike, problem-free all the way back the framingham this morning. not seeing any issues. good news there. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready the head out the door. rate the boston northbound on the expressway, 16 minutes. 17 minutes on the pike from 128. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news. a car and commuter rail train collide in revere. impact of two people running from the scene. police are trying the locate those two people. >> christa: police are able to clear the tracks overnight. let's head outlive. here's victoria warren. >> victoria: good news that the tracks are cleared, but the big question is what happened to the two people that were in the car, and why were they running away from the scene? we have surveillance video from the moment of impact in revere. you can see the car driving across the tracks as the train charges through.
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video shows those two people getting out of the car and running away before rescuers could arrive on the scene. the car was literally torn in half after getting crushed by the commuter train. there were passengers on the commuter rain around 10:30 last night. nobody on the train was hurt. the passengers were eventually breakthrough to another station where they got on another commuter train. the police investigation enter all this continues, but again this morning, the big question is: why did those two people run from the scene and whether or result of this crash. live this morning in revere, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now police in manchester, new hampshire, are on the lookout for a burglary suspect. officials say the man smashed through the front door of a gas station on second street. this was early wednesday. the owner says the suspect stole money and cigarettes before taking off. so for the second time in a matter of months, firefighters battle flames at a home in taunton. the flames broke out wednesday
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the metal frame was really all this remained there. fire officials say it's suspicious because the home is vacant and there was another fire there back in june. police in lawrence asking the public to help identify the man you see here. take a look. they say he's wanted in a case of breaking an entering. no word on exactly where the incident happened or whether anything was taken. >> sarah: new this morning the wellesley police chief is getting a new job according to the "globe." terrance cunningham is set to become the executive deputy director of the international association of the chiefs of police. cunningham gained national attention last month when he apologized for the role officers have played in mistreating minorities. the aspca says hundreds of animals rest cured from a westport farm over the summer are set to go to new homes. more than 1,000 animals were taking from the farm in july after a suspected case of animal cruelty. officials say they found dead sheep and six goats on the property. hundreds of animals were sent
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officer-involved shooting. prosecutors charging the minnesota officers who shot and killed a driver at a traffic stop back in july. they say the use of deadly force was not justified. philando castillo's killing was streamed, at least the aftermath was, by his girlfriend in the passenger seat. officer yanez says he thought the man was reaching for his gun. his reaching for his license. >> i want justice. >> we see this as a stake in the ground that we are intending for this case to send a loud message. >> christa: officer yanez will be in court tomorrow. if convicted, he could face ten years in prison. >> sarah: bill cosby's latest legal request is denied. cosby's attempt the get criminal sexual assault charges against
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cost wii argued his rights had been violated because a different district attorney argued he wouldn't be prosecuted. cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a former temple university employee. the engineer of the new jersey commuter rail train that crashed into a hoboken rail station apparently suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea. now investigators are looking into whether this was the cause of the crash. the accident killed one person and injured more than 100 back in september. >> christa: happening now,ma in the southeast as wildfires continue to tear through that region. hundreds of people are in the hospital, as well, from all the dangerous smoke that's billowing around. more than 8,000 acres of land are -- 80,000 acres of land are up in flames across seven different states in the south. >> sarah: police are investigating after one person was killed in a major gas explosion in illinois. the blast damaged several buildings and caused power outages wednesday night. at least ten others were injured. no word yet on their condition.
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train crash caught on camera in georgia with cell phone video showing the moment of impact. when a freight train collided with a tractor-trailer. police say the tractor-trailer got stuck on the tracks and luckily the driver managed to get out just before that crash. >> sarah: a police officer in kansas lucky to be okay after a car nearly hit him. the marianne police department posted this video online showing the officer getting out of the way right bef hit. thankfully no one was hurt. >> christa: a college cross country runner recovering after a deer runs into him during a meet in pennsylvania. cell phone video shows several deer running across the court. oh, my goodness. this was a divisional three regional championship saturday. the runner managed to finish the race with the help of two of his teammates. >> sarah: new this morning, a report out suggesting that booster seat safety is improving. the insurance institute for
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booster seats provideo a good safety belt for a typical four to eight year old. 48 of the 53 models they evaluated received the agency's highest rating. a few years ago only a quarter received the top mark. you might want to check the grated cheese in your fridge. 4c is recalling products due the possible salmonella contamination. the recalled cheeses include six-ounce vacuum sealed glass jars. right now the recall is just precautionary. no illnesses have been reported. tom b the nfl's expense in a new ad for foot locker. >> christa: he's poking some fun at his suspension without actually mentioning anything about deflated footballs. take a look. >> tom brady. >> just because something is great year after year doesn't mean anything is going on. why can't some things just be great. >> just a question. >> it starts with questions and then questions turn into assumptions and then assumptions into vacations. why would you punish the week of greatness for something that never even happened?
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there. teammates had some mixed reactions about brady's acting ability. >> tom's a good actor. i think that's his new thing right there. >> getting in touch with emotions like that. >> he was acting really good right there, it was almost like it was natural. >> he needs a little more pacino in him. i'm going to have the tell him that. >> christa: nice. the commercial which promote foot locker's week of greatness was shot at a diner in brookline. it was filmed during the final week of brady's suspension. >> sarah: tell us how y >> christa: art imitating life or life imitating art. whatever it is, wren. >> wren: i think he's acting pretty well afghanistan. quick look at what we're seeing today. more cloud cover across the cape as well as the coast. less cloud cover further west of 495. they've seen a little fog here this morning, that's going to mix out pretty quickly. across the chest and cape, we're in the seeing any of that fog here. our main concern is these temperatures being a little chilly. you'll want the grab some extra layers. a little breezier this afternoon, as well. we have a slight chance for a
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>> christa: breaking news. a car torn in two when it collides with a commuter rail train. and now the search is on for the people who took off from the scene of the crash. >> kris: a renewed effort to solve the murder of a jogger in princeton. the new clue police are looking for to catch her killer. >> christa: a viral outbreak at a local college campus. what's being done to stop the spread.
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learning more about potential cabinet members. >> christa: and a cy young celebration for a red sox pitcher, but one supermodel is crying foul with an x-rated rant. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. it's thursday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm kris anderson. the weather yesterday wasn't as bad as the day before. so we're progressing toward the weekend and things are improving. that's what we like to see. >> wren: like your illness, kris. >> kris: i don't think it will improve until the weekend when i can rest. >> wren: well, we're embarking on a mild stretch of weather. further inland, especially western massachusetts, already having cleared out a lot of that cloud cover. we'll follow them as we head enter the afternoon. a mixture of sun and clouds by then. this morning predominantly cloudy in boston with a slight chance of a stray shower. most of us staying dry. temperatures in the upper 40s ins be. cooler in worcester at 3 degrees. 3 degrees in orange.
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cooler than yesterday at this time. we're on the lower end of that range, just about five degrees cooler. highs today mild again. back into the mid-50s by 2:00. that mixture of sun and clouds, but do anticipate a couple additional clouds across the coast. and it will be breezy as we head into the afternoon. i'll take a look at your weekend forecast after the break. >> christa: okay. let's see what danielle has to say about traffic this morning. >> danielle: things are slowing down out there. here's a will be at route 1 in saugus. things iti into boston. no major issues on route 1. good news there. 93 some slow and go traffic back to methuen. and part of the reason for, that we have a work crew that's working overtime through methuen, but hopefully they're going to wrap things up here. rate the boston northbound on the expressway, 16 minutes. could be worse. we have an accident we're watching in duxbury. this is route 3 northbound at exit 10. car hit a deer there. sad. the pike from framingham into boston, no major issues. take a look at those drive times
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out the door. 15 minutes northbound on the expressway. 17 minutes on the pike from 128. just 12 minutes on 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge. the "t" running on schedule. the commuter rail, we have delays on the pitch line. >> kris: violent collision between a commuter rail train and a car. look at this video. it tore that car in half. >> christa: surveillance video showing the moment of impact as well as the moment that people in the car run from the scene. police are searching for those two people vehicle may have been trying the beat the train across the tracks. 7's victoria warren live in revere with more on what happened here. vicki? >> victoria: they just don't know this morning. they know that the gates were down, indicating that the train was coming. the car you can see in the video we're about the show you goes around the gates. that's when the train and car collide. those two people who were in the car, nobody knows where they are
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a car literally torn in half after getting crushed by a speeding train. surveillance video shows the moment of impact in revere. the car driving across the tracks as the train charges through. amazingly, moments later, the same surveillance video shows two people getting out of the car and then running away before rescuers could arrive on scene. the train is a commuter train that was traveling it of rockport enter boston. the collision happened around 10:30 wednesday night on oak island road, which isn't near any of the commuter rail stations. all the passengers on the train are okay. eventually they transferred on to a different train. as for who was driving the car, why they crossed the tracks when the train was coming, and why they ran away, police still don't know. those two passengers were inside a honda accord. police don't even know if they were injured at all because they weren't here when rescuers showed up. live this morning in revere, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: mbta officials are
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train goes off the tracks in brighton. it happened on a b-line trolley near commonwealth avenue and lake street last night. fortunately no one was hurt. >> christa: this morning detectives have a new clue in the murder of vanessa marcotte, the young woman killed out jocking in princeton. 7's nicole oliverio is in princeton, abshe has more on what we now know. nicole? >> nicole: christa, it has been more than three months, police still haven't made any arrest, but now they say they believe they know what type of car they're looking for. new clues that could lead to a killer. three months after the murder of vanessa marcotte, investigators say they're looking for a dark-colored s.u.v. the 27-year-old's body was found in the woods near her family's princeton home back in august. witnesses say the s.u.v. was parked on brooks station road where marcotte was found and where the murder is thought to have taken place. investigators also say the suspect was likely injured in the attack. the b.u. grad worked for google in new york city and was
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out for a jog that morning. relatives reported her missing when she didn't come back from that run. in the days following her death, search crews combed through the woods, looking for evidence, and police and family members called on the public for any clues into her death. since then police have received more than a thousand tips. now they're hoping this clue about that dark-colored s.u.v. will bring an arrest. if you have any information, state police ask that you call an anonymous tip line. that number is 508-453-7589. area police departments have once again been reminded to keep this investigation in mind. live in princeton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: several cases of the mumps have been confirmed on campus at tufts university. the university says nine students have been diagnosed with mumps over the past three weeks. the department of public health says it's working with the school to help prevent this illness from spreading.
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should go to the school's health services center. right now police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting in lawrence. investigators say that this man is wanted in connection with that shooting. no word on when the shooting happened or if anyone was hurt. >> christa: police are still searching for a suspect involved in an alarming assault in hyde park. 26-year-old jeffrey labathe is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her mother on tuesday night. according to the "herald," he went to their home to get a laptop and that's when the attack at the scene officers say they found a knife and hamner a bedroom as well as broken windshields and a smashed windshield in a parked car in the driveway. both women are still in the hospital. he's wanted on two counts of arm assault with intent to murder. > christa: people showing their support last night in natick. the community holding a peace
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were found around town. during rush hour, 100 people stood on street corners with homemade signs. once again to show their support. last week a natick resident received two letters with racial slurs, and just this week, racist graffiti was discovered on the wall of a bathroom at natick high school. the vandalism calling for the deportation of two teachers. >> sarah: i said, oh, no, this is not going down in natick. we have to do something about this right now. >> maybe it will change minds. >> christa: right now police are investigating both of these occurrences. >> sarah: some more controversy in the trump transition. sources telling nbc news that president-elect donald trump has made his pick for national security adviser. let's go over to sarah, who joins us with more on that this morning. >> sarah: even though this national security adviser is registered as a democrat, that didn't stop him from meeting with the president-elect for a
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lieutenant general michael flynn visiting trump tower on wednesday amid reports that the rhode island native will be joining the trump administration as national security adviser. >> he recognizes the threats we face... >> sarah: flynn is a registered democrat but was sharply critical of hillary clinton when he spoke at the republican national convention. his resume speaks for itself, ground experience in afghanistan and iraq. then he headed up the defense intelligence agency before being forced out in 2014. another name now in the mix for et carolina governor nikki haley, set to meet with trump today. she backed up trump even after he said her constituents are embarrassed by her. >> governor, are you going the support donald trump? >> great to be in cleveland. >> sarah: vice president elect mike pence touring his soon-to-be home wednesday with vice president joe biden. >> great progress. >> sarah: trump is insisting the transition is going smoothly
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new england afternoon, new england patriots owner robert kraft, who has called trump a close friend. no word yet on the reason behind the visit. also this morning, the back-and-forth about trump's kids continues. "the new york times" is reporting that ivanka trump and her husband jared kushner have not applied for a security clearance and they do not intend to. guys, into. >> christa: sarah, thanks. still ahead, a harrowing hold up. a newton store clerk staring down the barrel of a gun as a masked man demands cash. >> a local intersection a mess of conflicting signals and signs, but now, there's help on the way as hank investigates. >> christa: and why model kate upton has made her issue with a red sox pitcher winning the cy young award coming up. >> wren: as we head into the end of your work week, we are looking at mild temperatures but first some sprinkles to potentially get through. i'll have details after the break. >> danielle: and good morning.
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behind me. about 2 minutes from braintree to boston. we're watching some delays on the fitchburg line. kris? >> kris: danielle, thanks. we're tracking that breaking news. a commuter train slams enter a car in revere. the people in that vehicle survived, jumped out of the vehicle and then ran away. police are searching for them
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>> kris: a coast guard rescue off the coast of rhode island. a woman got stranded on rocks near point judith while wind suffering from a friend. she suffered from hypothermia but is expected to be okay. >> christa: nice rescue there. as far as our forecast is concerned, it's been a rainy couple day, a gray couple days. i'm hoping to break out. >> wren: high pressure to the rescue here.
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of weather here right now. we're just looking at some clouds across the coast, the cape, and they are kind of hanging around here as a weak area of energy pushes through. that could touch off a stray shower. we're seeing a couple sprinkles. revere having seen some of those. none of that is showing up on satellite and radar. it's very, very light. you can see further to our west, actually clearer skies. that listen a trend throughout the day. more sunshine as you head west of the 495 loop. temperatures currently in the upper 40s in boston. 47 in norwood. 45 in new bedford. e' morning, but we've already started to warm up in many locations. orange still chilly in the low 30s. west of the 495 loop, we have patchy fog. something to watch out for if you are headed that way. we start the lose that cloud cover as we make our way through the day. across the coast and the cape, we're going to be cloudier than what you'll see further to our west. temperatures reach into the mid-50s again today, and some of us could touch off around 57 degrees for those of us that do see more sunshine. into the afternoon hours, we start the clear out.
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our winds shift out of the north today. normally that would bring us some chilly air, but we still have mild air, even to our north. so mild stretch of weather kicks off today. and we keep it that way through saturday. into friday, temperatures stay quiet. you see those clear skies. the high pressure moves in. we actually are going to see even more sunshine into tomorrow. you can see minneapolis looking at the snow. we'll hold off on that for a little bit. highs for them in the mid-40s. and actually some blizzard watches in effect in fargo. you can see, we're looking at this low pur upper midwest. that's going the track further eastward, bringing us a chance for some wet weather by the time we head enter sunday. then our weather pattern does shift. you can see those temperatures dropping. cool canadian air pushes in. we keep it there through your turkey week. temperatures today in the mid-50s. after that sprinkle, we'll see -- after morning sprinkles, we'll see more sunshine into the afternoon. a slate chance for some morning moisture. not everybody will see that. lows tonight in the low 40s with mostly clear skies. feeling cool but seasonable as
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cooler on the coast, but still mostly sunny skies. your 7 on 7 forecast, showing the chance for showers by sunday. >> sarah: okay. it's 6:16. let's get a check with danielle on the traffic situation. looks like a slowdown there. >> danielle: heading into town, things starting to slow down on the zakim bridge and leverett connector. so let's go to the maps. 93 southbound at purchase street. we have a disabled vehicle. and then braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, about 20 minutes. we do have an accident in duxbury. route 3 northbound at exit 10, this is where a car hilt -- hit a deer sadly. on the pike, no issues back out to framingham. route 2 and 3 looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. braintree to boston northbound on on the expressway. not too bad. 16 minutes. 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound 128 to the zakim bridge also 12 minutes. the commuter rail, we have system delays on the fitchburg
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danielle. a dangerous intersection tangling traffic in boston and putting people in the crosswalk in harm's way. conflicting signs and baffling traffic lights and drivers apparently justing ignoring the rules. >> kris: we'll see it in the video. changes are on the way, though, thanks the hank phillippi ryan, who took this issue to city leaders. this morning hank investigates. [horns honking] >> hank: this may be the most confusing and chaotic intersection in boston. >> it is awful. >> hank: where merrimack street runs into stanford street in the west end, near causeway street and t.d. garden. why is this crosswalk such a disaster? signs and directions here are so conflicting and so misunderstood, they force everyone on foot and on wheels to make risky decisions. >> i was never a jaywalker until i moved to boston. >> hank: look, pedestrians get their walk light, but a few
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place at the same time. >> you can't turn! >> i was this close to having someone hit me yesterday. >> hank: and here drivers use the brand-new bicycle lane, forcing those on bikes to use the car lane. >> it's pretty dangerous. >> hank: and watch this. look at all these drivers zooming right on a red arrow. city officials say you can't do that, but car after car powers through without stopping. and woe to those who try to obey the law. >> let's see how long people start honking their horns. here we go. >> hank: driver peer pressure forces them to break it. what's going on? our investigation found this irritating intersection is one part of a new federally funded project, one that is supposed to make it easier to get around boston, including those cool new bicycle lanes. but when we hung out with traffic experts here, they told us, frankly, it's not working so well. >> the lack of guidance that both drivers and pedestrians have is making a lot of people feel nervous.
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tangle is a work in progress. >> we've been tweaking it. we've been adjusting things. >> hank: up in the city's traffic control center, they're monitoring the intersection to figure out the best way the make it work safely and efficiently for those on foot or on wheels. >> we're trying to balance it out the best we can. >> hank: when we told them how many drivers we taped zooming illegally right on that red arrow, the city decided those days are about to ber. they're making it no turn on red. >> the sign will go up and that will take care of that. >> hank: so you'll change that? >> that will get fixed. >> hank: is there an intersection you think is annoying or even unsafe? let me know. just e-mail me at tellhank@whdh.com. in the newsroom, i'm hank phillippi ryan. >> kris: coming up, the brand-new rules for driving around boston. the change in the city's speed limit you need to be aware of. >> christa: also his time is running out as secretary of state, but there is a major push to lure john kerry back to the
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patriots' practice field and rob gronkowski to see if he's out there. why we should learn more about his injury later today.
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>> wren: thanks for joining us on this thursday morning. we're embarking on a mile stretch of weather. temperatures trend back into the mid-50s today. i'd definitely grab a couple layers before you head out the door. this is really light. not everybody will see this. less cloud cover further west. a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the stay of massachusetts and new england as we head into the afternoon or in particular. but this morning mostly cloudy across the cape as well as the coast. low 40s in worcester. we're warming up nicely to mild temperatures in the mid-50s with even more sunshine as we head enter your friday no, sir, but here's a quick peek at
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our travel forecast showing there's some snow out off across the upper midwest. actually, this low pressure system will scoot further eastward, brings us some cool weather as we head into the end of your weekend. more on that coming up. >> kris: okay, wren. thanks so much. patriots return to the practice field today. the focus will be on whether tight end rob gronkowski is going to be on the feel with his teammates. he did not participate in wednesday's practice. according to the injury report, he's dealing with a chest injury after taking that huge hit during the sunday loss seattle. gronk is scheduled to address the media today. still not clear whether that will happen or not, but teammates are hoping that number 87 will be ready to go for sunday's game in san francisco. >> obviously you want everyone out there. you want everyone healthy. you understand what this means to everyone. you understand how hard everyone works. but, we have to do the best with what we have. you know, and we hope and pray that we're at full strength any
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martellus bennett appeared on the injury report. he's dealing with an ankle issue. >> christa: a red sox ace celebrating this morning. rick porcello earning the american league cy young award. he led the majors with 22 wins this past season, but a supermodel is voicing her outrage about this call. let's go to sarah with the latest. >> sarah: supermodel kate upton is crying foul over the baseball writer's decision to choose rick porcello. he learned the news at his parents' house. his family swarming him in celebration. he received 18 second-place votes to edge out former teammate justin verlander in the second closest finish since 1970. justin verlander's fianc?e, model kate upton did not agree with this voting. she posted three messages on twitter expressing her displeasure. one of which we can't even read on tv. but here's one of them. it reads, "sorry, rick, you didn't get any first-place votes. you didn't win.
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mlb, keep up with the times and fire those writers." porcello says he's not fazed by these comments and for the record he did receive some first-place votes. of course, we're excited for him, guys. >> kris: eight of them, so kate upton's path is a little off. >> christa: exactly. >> kris: and you guys got to learn what bye felicia means. >> christa: we consulted the urban dictionary. >> kris: you're back inhe there. a commuter train slamming into the car. two people take off. >> reporter: also a terrifying robbery at this newton gas station. we have surveillance coming up as police search for a suspect. >> kris: and the new kids back in boston, back on they home block. we'll show you what they were
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>> kris: breaking news. a car is split in half in a collision with a commuter rail in revere. >> christa: under the gun, a newton worker froze within fear as a robber with a rifle robs him. >> kris: plus the tag for the boston christmas tree. who is picking up the tab. talking about why he made this ad. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: it's 6: 30. >> kris: and it's friday eve, aka thursday. >> christa: it's throwback thursday, a week out from thanksgiving. >> sarah: i haven't started shopping yet. have you? >> christa: probably not until this weekend. >> kris: wren, are you a chef? >> wren: only dessert. and that's all i look forward to when it comes to the meal, as
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it's a little cooler than yesterday at this time. 5 to so degrees cooler for most of us. worcester at 4 degrees this morning in boston. we're at 48. we start to warm up a little bit, and we are trending mild as we head into the end of your work week here. our main concern is some cloud cover that's taking its sweet time headed out of here. we have a weak wave ofen joy, even touching off some sprinkles, and not everybody is going the see that moisture. as we head into the rest of the day, we'll copy what we're already seeing in western massachusetts, which is a mixture of sun and clouds. we have some mild w mid-50s with a bit more sunshine as we head into the afternoon. back to you, guys. >> christa: a slow go on the roads. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: it has. here's a look at 93 as you make you way through somerville. let's go to the maps. we're watching a disabled vehicle on 93 southbound at purchase street. you can see that right there. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. that drive up to 32 minutes. slow around the braintree split on route 24. a little slow and go traffic
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the pike fine all the way back through framingham. no major issues there. and route 2 and route 3 looking good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes on the expressway. braintree to boston. 13 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 20 minutes this morning. the "t" running on schedule. back to you, guys. ism. >> kris: we're following breaking news this morning. police are searching for two people who left the scene of this crash with a commuter rail train. did you sigh what happened there. the car was torn in half after the collision in revere. two people in that car somehow managed to get out of the vehicle. officials report the driver may have been trying the beat the train across the tracks when they were hit. no word yet on if anyone was hurt. now to the day's top stories that we're following for you. officials are investigating the murder of a jogger in princeton. they say they're now looking for a dark-we lored s.u.v. vanessa marcotte's body was found right near the woods near the family's home back in
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witnesses say an s.u.v. was parked right on the road near where investigators found her body. investigators also say the suspect was likely injured in that attack. concerns on the campus at tufts university because nine students there have been diagnosed with mumps over the past three weeks. the department of public works says it's working with the school to help prevent that illness from spreading further. >> christa: also this morning, we're getting a firsthand look at this terrifying encounter for a store clerk in newton staring down the barrel of cash.r comes in and demands- 7's nancy chen is live in newton. nancy, police want people to check out this surveillance video here. >> nancy: absolutely. police have been searching for this guy for a couple days now. we have surveillance video of this robbery that happened right behind me, and it shows just how terrifying it was for that store clerk. >> hurry up. >> nancy: an armed robber with manners. >> can you open the register
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>> nancy: please but no thank you for this armed man on a mission. he was working alone tuesday night. when he didn't turn over the money fast enough, the masked robber grabbed a fistful of cash and took off. the armed robbery only took 20 seconds. adeem was back at work the next morning at the newton center gulf station, trying to figure out how much money was stolen. adeem says he never considered fighting back. >> yeah, he pointed the gun. yeah, he had a gun. yeah, i see the gun. >> nancy: minutes after the armed robbery, severally arm police officers rushed to the scene, but the thief wason the robber was wearing a hat and what looks like a bandanna over his face. investigators hoping someone recognizes him, if not by how he looks, then by his voice, which was recorded on the surveillance video. >> can you open the register please, now. open the register. now. come on. hurry up. get busy. >> nancy: adeem, who has worked here 17 years, is still in shock. >> i am so scared. it's the first time to happen
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this position. >> nancy: and the clerk says he didn't see if the robber went into a car or if he had anyone outside waiting for him. again, no arrests have been nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: get ready to slow down when you drive the city streets in boston. city councilors agreeing to lower the speed limit from 30mph to 25 in thingly settled areas. officials say they were compelled the take action after a pedestrian was hit by a car march. the new law could go into effect as early as next year. >> sarah: happening today, three suspects accused of using counterfeit money in burlington will be called to court. police say the suspects tried using a fake $100 bill at two stores on wednesday afternoon. police confronted the suspects and took three of them into custody. one of them got away. officers are still trying the track them down. a woman charged with five counts of arson appearing in court.
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fire to a home in august. that fire spread and damaged seven buildings in all. three firefighters were hurt while battling the fire. investigators say ordonez and several others are now homeless people who were using the home for shelter. >> christa: a new report for harvard is calling for change in the nfl. researchers say doctors and trainers should not be reporting to individual teams. the report was funded by the players' union. it says that since medical staff members are paid by teams, they may be putting the interests of the franchise police officer's health. league officials deny any conflict of interest exists. some democrats in massachusetts calling for john kerry to run for give. the group is hoping kerry challenges republican governor charlie baker in 2018. according to the "herald," others, including former congressman barney frank believe it's unlikely kerry will want the enter the race. >> kris: still ahead, costly christmas tree. we'll tell you the price tag for the tree on boston common.
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>> christa: and more on donald trump's transition. a new england native emerging as a top contender for a key position in the administration. >> sarah:>> kris: and running ie trouble when a herd of deer
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>> kris: the price tag for boston's christmas tree causing controversy in canada. the cbc says novais spent nearly $250,000 to send the annual christmas tree to boston last year. according to the report, the province paid $242,000 to transport and sponsor the tree lighting ceremony thatas nova scotia's delivered a tree to the common each year since 1971. it's a gift to thank boston, which sent medical personnel quickly after a deadly explosion there back in 1917. >> christa: nobel prize winner bob dylan says he'll be a no-show for the awards ceremony. the musician says he can't make it to the december ceremony in sweden because he has other plans. dylan was awarded the mow bell prize in literature back in october.
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not receive their award in person, but it's actually happened in the past. >> kris: unusual. >> christa: a little snub, though, huh? oh, very nice, new kids on the block, they're back in boston. the boy band visiting fenway park yesterday the greet fans and promote their upcoming tour. it starts in the spring. they said they needed to make a stop in their hometown. >> boston is a special place for us. it's home. and this is kind of the anchor to the whole tour, to the total package tour, is fenway park. >> makes up feel, you know, coming home, since we got back together in 2008, like the response we had from our hometown meant so much to us. >> christa: yeah. the concerts will be at fenway in july alongside boyz2 men. >> kris: how many flashbacks are you having? >> christa: i'm nor new edition than new kids. throwing it way back on thursday. >> kris: so much more ahead this morning on 7news "today in
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he's actually the one doing the talking during a foot locker ad. and his teammates are weighing in on some of his acting skills. >> christa: breaking overnight, a commuter train slamming into a car. it tears it apart. what investigators say the driver was doing on the track
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a car split in two after a commuter rail train slams into it. now this morning police are looking for the people who were in the car who took off. >> reporter: plus a new clue uncovered in a chilling murder. could an s.u.v. lead investigators to a killer? >> christa: and a close call that was caught on camera. a police officer jumping out of the way of an out-of-control car. all right. it is 6:45 here on your thursday. we have all your day's top stories. >> wren: we want the start care claire -- wren clair with a peek at what's in store for today's forecast. >> wren: we're fighting off pesky clouds, even a couple sprinkles out there. most of us should stay dry. eventually a mixture of sunshine and clouds like what we do have west of the 495 loop. that's going to be the trend throughout the day. we'll see more sunshine the further west you go into western massachusetts. across the coast and the cape, we're going to have to slowly see that back off a little. temperatures in the upper 40s for us in boston this morning.
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compared to yesterday morning, we're going the warm up pretty nicely as we head enter the afternoon. some of us reaching 5 degrees. 55 degrees. i think that's around what we'll see here in boston. 55, 56 degrees. with again more cloud cover across the coast and the cape as we head into the evening hours. this really starts the clear out more so as high pressure moves further in from our west. we're going to be looking at a really nice, dry, stretch of weather that kicks off with us here today. it sticks ash until saturday. you can see across the upper midwest, minneapolis looking at snow. this frontal system is what is headed our way. as we head enter the end of your weekend. so get outside and enjoy this mild stretch of weather. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. a little cooler across the coast. but mostly sunny skies for friday. sunshine into saturday. then we take a noseworthy -- nosedive in the temperature department. more on that coming up. >> kris: will let's get a check on traffic and see what danielle is talking about this
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>> danielle: it's slow on the expressway. as far as accidents, it's not too bad out there. let's go to the maps. braintree to boston northbound going to take you 33 minutes. south of town, 24 northbound stop and go back the brockton. 95 stop and go back the about sharon this morning. the pike slow through framingham, but not seeing any major delays. not seeing a lot of red there. route 2 and 3, stop and go traffic. again new york major issues. 93 stop and go all the way back the 495 this morning. out the door. 26 minutes to half an hour on the expressway northbound. just 15 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 26 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, though, it's running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: get to some breaking news overnight. a violent collision between a commuter rail train and a car in revere. this is surveillance video that shows the moment of impact as well as the moment two people in that car ran off from the scene. >> kris: unbelievable to watch
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7's victoria warren following that story. she's live in revere with the latest. vicki, what have you learned? >> victoria: kris, we don't know how those two people are doing because they fled the scene before rescuers could arrive, but we have some surveillance video that shows the moment of impact. you can see that the car is actually going around the rails that are down, the safety rails that are down as the commuter rail train is arriving and then the car and the train collide moments later the and rubbing away before rescuers could arrive on scene. the car was literally torn in half after getting crushed by the train. the commuter train was traveling out of rockport into boston. this is around 10:30 last night. and there were people on that commuter rain. they were not hurt. they went to another station and transferred to another train, but again, police this morning, they have a lot of questions. they want to find those two people who were in the car first to make sure that they're okay. but also to find out what was going on and why they were
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there were clear signs that the train was approaching. live this morning in revere, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: mbta officials are investigating after a green line train went off the tracks in brighton. this happened on a b-line trolley near comm ave knew and lake street last night. no one was hurt. >> kris: this morning detectives have a new clue in the murder mystery of vanessa marcotte. 7's nicole oliverio is following this story for us. she's live in princ very latest. nicole, good morning. >> nicole: kris, good morning. police haven't made any arrests since vanessa marcotte was found murdered about three months ago. but now investigators hope a new clue could lead to an arrest. the district attorney's office now saying that they are looking for a dark-colored s.u.v. that could bed to the killer. the 27-year-old's body was found in the woods near her family's princeton's home back in august. witnesses say the s.u.v. was parked on brook station road.
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to have taken place. investigators also say the suspect is likely injured during the attack. the b.u. grad worked for google in new york city. she was visiting family when she went out for a jog. relatives reported her missing when she didn't come back from that run. in the days following her death, crews combed through the woods. so far they say they received more than 1,000 tips. if you have any information, state police ask that you call this anonymous tip line. that number is in all, area police departments have been give then information. they're asking to be on the lookout and to keep this investigation in mind. that's the latest live in princeton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: several cases of the mumps have been confirmed at tufts university. the university says nine students have been diagnosed with mumps over the past three weeks. the department of public health says it's working with the school to help prevent the illness from spreading. right now police are searching
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lawrence. investigators say that the man you see here is wanted in connection with that shooting. no word on exactly when it happened or if anyone was hurt. >> kris: and police still searching for the suspect involved in an alarming assault that happened in hyde park. 26-year-old jeffrey labathe is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her mother towz night. at the scene officers found a knife and a hamner a bid room as well as broken windows and a smashed windshield on a car parked in the driveway. there are some shots of shattered glass. la wrath is now facing several charge, including two counts of armed assault win tet to murder. >> no room for racism. >> kris: the natick community holding a peace rally after messages of hate were found around town. during rush hour 100 people stood on the street corner showing their support. racist graffiti was found at natick high school earlier this
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week. >> christa: so there's more controversy in the trump transition. sources telling nbc news that the president-elect has made his choice for national security adviser. let's go to sarah with more on that. sarah, he's a new englander it sounds like. >> nbc news is reporting that the president-elect will choose lieutenant general michael flynn to be his national security adviser. even though he's a registered democrat, the rhode island native has been a big trump supporter and gave a key speech at the republican national convention. general flynn met with the president-elect at trump tower on wednesday. as for trump's cabinet pick, secretary of state still up for grabs. south carolina governor nikki haley set to meet with trump today. she's rumored to be a top contender for the post. during the primaries, hailey campaigned with senator marco rubio. and today the president-elect will meet with the prime minister of japan. he will likely try to salvage at least part of a major trade deal during the meeting. it will be trump's first meeting with the foreign leader since he
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visitors have been arriving to trump tour to meet with the president-elect, including new england patriots owner robert kraft, who has called trump a close friend. kraft was spotted at trump tower yesterday afternoon. no word yet on why he was there. and trump's first wife ivanna trump reportedly after the role ?of ambassador to the czech republic. she is from the european country and says that she is well suited for the job. so we'll see what happens. guys, back to you. >> christa: sarah, thanks for thatat officer-involved shooting. prosecutors charging the minnesota police officer who shot and killed a driver at a traffic stop. it happened in july. they say the use of deadly force was not justified. philando castile's killing was streamed on facebook by his girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat. officers say that jeronimo yanez says he thought castile was reaching for his gun. terrifying train crash that was caught on camera in georgia. cell phone video shows the
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tuesday. the police say the tractor-trailer got stuck on the tracks. the driver did manage to get out just before the impact. [screeching] >> christa: this police officer in kansas is lucky he was unharmed after that car nearly hit him. the marion police department posting this video online showing the officer getting out of the way just in the nick of time. a college cross country runner recovering after a pennsylvania. this is crazy. cell phone video shows several deer running across the course during their division three regional championship saturday. the runner managed to finish the race with two of his teammates. >> kris: that's amazing. it wasn't the highest-scoring game, twu c's did get a win at hem against the dallas mav victims. isaiah thomas to the rack for two. he took control in the fourth quarter, scoring 20 of boston's final 24 points and leading the celtics to a 90-83 victory.
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come to town. should be a good one there. tom brady participating in wade's practice after getting hit hard during sunday's loss to seattle. another key player, rob gronkowski, did not practice yesterday. gronk is out with that chest injury after taking a huge shot in that same game. the severity of his injury still unknown. >> christa: and this morning, tom brady's also talking about his decision to do a commercial for foot locker. it's now gone viral. great year after year doesn't mean anything is going on. why can't some things just be great? >> just a question. >> it starts with questions and then questions turn into assumptions and assumptions turn into vacations. so why would you punish the weekend of greatness for something that never even happened? i lost my appetite. >> christa: i don't want anymore for food anymore. brady tells the "herald" he's not sure what was going threw his mind when he decided to do the commercial, but he says he's had a lot of free time.
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teammates had mixed reactions about his acting skills. >> it's good. tom's a good actor. i think that's his new thing right there. >> getting in touch with emotions like that. >> he was acting really good right there, almost like it's natural. >> he needs a little more pacino in him. i'm going to tell him that. >> christa: so the commercial was shot at a brookline diner during the final week of brady's suspension. veried a man there. >> kris: lost his appetite. no more avocado ice cream >> christa: exactly, or tomatoes. he only's those once a year or... >> kris: tomatoes are a special treat. >> christa: healthy guy. >> wren: wow. tomatoes are a treat? i did not know that. the rest of your forecast today, we'll chip away at cloud cover. extra cloud cover across the cast and the cape. temperatures in the mid-50s as we head into the afternoon. >> kris: wren, thanks so much. thanks for making us part of your morning. the "today show" is straight ahead.
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