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delcamp. it's cold out here, it's windy. it could be a lot worse. >> kris: positive spin, again. >> christa: this is lorraine, new york, folks. they had three feet of snow, seven-foot snow drifts. >> kris: i'm guessing upstate. >> christa: upstate new york. i know they're no stranger to lake-effect snow. those areas are heavily affected, as well. visibility not good, wren. we're in the clare when it comes to snow, but we're in the in the clear when it comes to chilly temps. feeling like 18 degrees in worcester, feeling like 22 dress in bedford. low 20s ins be and low 20s across the cape and the islands. and a very chilly start again. it's again very breezy for us. low pressure camped to our north. snowy weather in upstate new york. we're in the clear with that, but we're still seeing strong winds in association with this low pressure system. as we do head in the rest of
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gusts around 30mph, 35mph. still very breezy, just hair less breezy than what we saw yesterday. i'll have a peek of your thanksgiving forecast right after the break. >> kris: winds making for traffic troubles. it really affects how you drive. >> danielle: yesterday was really a messy morning on the road. hoping today is a better day. so far we're off the a quiet start. here's a look at the zakim bridge. yesterday those overpasses and bridges were really slick. today probably going to be much better t route 93 and route 1 headed into boston. not seeing any issues. a couple work crews still out there, braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, only going the take these ten minutes this morning. route 3, 24, 95 all green. no issues there. the pike wide open become to framingham, not seeing any problems. route 2 and 3 looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, just ten minutes. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128, 93 southbound, 28 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes
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starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: breaking news. first up, a tennessee bus driver has been charged after a crash that killed five elementary school students. that bus was carrying 35 children when police say it rolled over and then wrapped around a tree. >> christa: right now federal investigators are expected to arrive on the scene. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan with more. jen? >> jennifer: christa, the names of the victims have not been released, but we do know e charge, including five counts of vehicular homicide. as families in chattanooga mourn, this scene is etched into their minds, a mangled school bus on its side wrapped around a tree. the emergency call went out at about 3:30 monday afternoon. >> a school bus flipped off the roadway. there are children. they believe there are ejections. >> the bus had 35 students on board ranging from kindergarten threw fifth grade. >> i can see an arm moving, but i don't know if anybody can get to it.
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rushed to the hospital. police questioned the bus driver and overnight announced he's under arrest. >> mr. walker is being charged with five counts of vehicle homicide. >> christa: one of the children on that bus talked about the driver. >> he wasn't paying attention. and he had hit a guardrail and a mailbox and then we flipped over and hit a tree. >> jennifer: the community asking for prayers. >> a bus accident with injuries to children. it's every public safety official's worse nightmare. we can't begin the imagine how much worse it is for the families and friends and loved ones of the victims. >> christa: and investigators have a warrant to remove the black boston from the bus as they try the determine exactly what caused this crash. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: happening today, parents are expected to demand answers after an alarming allegation was made against a student. a woman says a six-year-old
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bus. 7's victoria warren live outside of boston renaissance charter public school with more on these disturbing allegations. vicki? >> victoria: disturbing indeed, kris. this morning parents are expected to come to the school, stand outside and demand bus monitors on all school buses saying they feel the school and the bus driver failed these children. >> i cried. i lost it. >> it's painful for this mom to speak out. she's not showing her face to protect her she says he was sexually molested by another little boy while on the school bus the renaissance charter public school to hyde park. >> there was another child that was touching him and asking him to perform, you know, different sexual acts. >> victoria: her son is just six years old. she says the other boy, also six, threatened violence and also touched four other children. >> he was threatening him and saying, if you don't do this,
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>> victoria: this mom says another child on the bus saw what was happening and told a adult, who then told the school. the school says they took immediate action and contacted police, saying, "we have take then matter very searly is and have taken appropriate measures to ensure student safety. " we have also taken the appropriate steps to protect the privacy of the children who are involved. >> it's a very difficult situation. clearly there's potentially going to be the need for therapy, a lot of >> victoria: this mom agrees but says no one has offered to help her son. she says he's traumatized and now afraid to be by himself. >> i think the driver needs to be disciplined. i think the school should take more responsibility as far as getting counseling, and i think there should be a monitor on every bus. >> victoria: as for the six-year-old by who is accused, boston police say they are investigating this, but they say given the child's young age, criminally there's nothing they
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the case the state agencies. the department of children and families and the district attorney's office. live this morning in hyde park, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: former massachusetts speaker sal dimasi will be released from a north carolina prison today.
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>> christa: the performance for the macy's thanksgiving day parade will get a chance the practice again today. broadway stars, celebrities and other groups rehearsed yesterday outside the new york city store. don't forget you can catch the parade thanksgiving morning right here on 7 nbc as you're basting your turkey and getting things ready for dinner. go ahead and watch it. >> kris: are you the chef? hr the reluctant chef? >> kris: by default. >> christa: i wanted to try my hand at it. it's going to be gourmet. it's going to be fabulous. how about you, wren? >> wren: i'll be making pies. christa will be making brussel sprouts. a little difference there. i do like the bake. that's all i do. today's forecast, another windy and cool day. sunshine is going to be on the up and up, though, as we head into today and tomorrow. enjoy it, because by the end of the week, we are talking more
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by thanksgiving, i think we're waking up to flurries, a wintry mix possible, and scattered showers possible into your thanksgiving forecast. for today, low pressure still camped to our north. it's been camped there for a while. that's bringing lake-effect snow to upstate new york. but we're looking at a little cloud cover and breezy conditions with this system. the high pressure does move in as we head into later this week. that's going to bring more sunshine, and just today, as well, into tomorrow. but take a look at what it's going the look like. wind-chill values again major factor for us, upper teen, even low 20s. as we head into the afternoon for your lunch hour. this is about as warm as it's going to feel, feeling like we're in the low 30s really throughout new england. a little warmer across the cape, more like mid-30s there. as you head home from work, make sure to bundle up. i saw a lot of hats, scarves, gloves, that's going to be a good idea again today. your travel forecast looking pretty reasonable. a little bit of a system to contend with in the midwest. that's going to head our way as
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week. throughout new england, pretty quiet conditions, although it is chilly. today temperatures top out in the low 40s, upper 30s. it is another breezy day. wind gusts up to 35mph. but actually those winds have becomed off a little bit. yesterday we saw wind gusts up to 55mph. so we're not dealing with that today, but again, still very cool. into tonight, temperatures trend cool, as well, in the upper 20s, low 30s. we keep those breezy conditions into tonight, as well. as we head enter your wednesday forecast. that finally starts to die down for us. so by wednesdayft modeate wind and more sunshine. temperatures a little bit more moderate, as well, in the mid-40s for us in boston. breezy by tomorrow. good news, tomorrow is going to be great for travel weather. today will be great travel weather, as well. your thanksgiving forecast, we'll have some moisture to contend work but it shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience. temperatures will trend cooler urge and we're going to be looking at plenty of cloud cover. >> christa:. >> kris: new this morning supermodel gigi hadid is apologizing.
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barack obama. >> kris: hadid faced a little backlash for her impersonation of melania trump, many calling it inappropriate. the 21-year-old went to twitter saying she took the joke too far. she says, "i apologize to anyone i offended and only have the best wishes for our country." rapper kanye west has been hospitalized in los angelesnd for extreme exhaustion. the l.a.p.d. responded to a medical welfare call yesterday and made the decision to hospitalize west for his own health and safety, the hospital admission comes after a week of bizarre incidents where west gave confusing public statements about donald trump, jay-z and beyonc?.
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over me and over her. >> kris: west canceled the rest of the dates on his san pablo tour, including his show at the garden scheduled for next month. >> christa: a boston police officer shot in the line of duty is headed home for thanksgiving. s be police sharing this photo on twitter saying officer matt morris was released from solve solve -- rehabilitation yesterday. he wants thenk officer morris and officer richard cintolo were shot several times in standoff with a man in east boston. the suspect was killed in that shoot-out. >> kris: there is a new documentary chronicling the long road to recovery for many of the survivors, and this morning they are reacting to that film. 7's jennifer eagan joins us with more on that reaction. jen? >> jennifer: kris, the documentary has been very well received.
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attack, but rather on the survivors as they continue to recover. marathon, the patriots' day bombing aired on hbo last night. some of those survivors give their accounts of how their lives have changed since the bombing. and they say they were touched to see how far others have come after the attacks more than three years ago. rebekah gregory posting, "i am so proud of each person featured in every survivor that continues to take their life back from evil every single day." and health abbott posted, "many congrats t friends for demonstrating extraordinary strength for allowing america to see them at their most vulnerable." the documentary is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack as well as officer sean collier. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. meantime, a man from maine getting a ground breaking amputation. the rock climbing enthusiast took a 50-foot fall during a climb in the cayman islands.
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over this past summer, he decided to have his lower leg amputated. he became the first patient the take part in an experimental procedure where doctors preserved his nerve endings which will allow him to get a new prosthetic. >> i had extensive nerve damage in my foot even to put on or remove my socks. walking barefoot anywhere was excrushuating. >> christa:ow doing what he loves, climbing. sensors will be implanted in his leg next spring and will communicate with his prosthetic that was designed by a team at m.i.t. you can't get better than a team of m.i.t. and brigham and women's. it's amazing to see him there on the wall again. >> kris: we take it for granted. this is right in our backyard, we get this technology right here in boston. up next on 7news, a nail-biter for c's fans, could the celtics battle back from a 14-point hole in the fourth quarter?
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>> and now time for 7 sports with joe am see snow. >> joe: through ten games the patrits have forced just nine turnover, only the second time in franchise history the defense has single-digit takeaways. they are, however, had turnover on theos now alan branch is suspended, facing a four-game ban for a positive drug test. he tested positive for marijuana. he will appeal the ban. the 31-year-old was suspended by the team for a week in training camp for unspecified reasons. bill belichick wouldn't comment on the latest disciplinary issue during his weekly radio appearance, saying the matter is between the league and the player. the celtics in minnesota down by 13 entering the fourth quarter. here they come with isaiah thomas and avery bradley on the
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in the paint, hangs and hits. it's a five-point game. next time down the floor, al horford will take a three here, but he stays on the rebound, gets it, and he'll throw down. celtics within three. horford 20 points, six boards and five assists. then after he hit a three the tie the game, terry rosier gets hand in the passing lane and comes up with a big steal. how is this for defense? he's off to the races. the slam put the celtics up by two, part of a 17-0 run. rosier scores 12 off the bench. thce their second straight win. and a huge congratulations to legendary coach john grayden, inducted enter the massachusetts basketball coaches hall of fame, famous for his years at mission and didn't boston co. he had 454 wins and he's still going as the interim coach this year at sumerian. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports. have a great day. >> christa: coming up, this guy wanted to be a robber, but he gets away with nothing when
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>> kris: plus police releasing a key clue in hopes of finding a hit-and-run driver. >> christa: and we continue the track breaking news. the driver of a tennessee school bus that crashed killing five young children has now been arrested. walker is charged with five
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>> kris: some breaking news, a school bus driver charged now after what investigators are looking at as a possible cause. >> christa: and just one station talking to a woman hit by a van in a crosswalk in chelsea. why she says she feels lucky to be alive. >> kris: caught on camera, robbery going wrong. a would-be thief tries breaking into this brockton business, but fails. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. 5:30. it's tuesday. another chilly morning to start things off.
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we want to get a check of how chilly it will be with meteorologist wren clair. that wind yesterday was fierce. >> wren: it was really intense. low pressure camped to our north will deliver some strong westerly winds again today. still lake effect showers in upstate new york, snow showers. here throughout massachusetts, we'll chip away at some of that cloud cover. the high pressure scoots in from the west. we'll see more sunshine today, even more sunshine tomorrow. but temperatures really don't budge. so here's what it's looking like as you step outside the door. feeling like we're in the low 20s for most of us. some of us feeling like we're in winds will be strong again today, but not quite as gusty as what we saw yesterday. wind gusts today should peek around 30, 35mph. we're starting things off gusty and cool. >> christa: okay, let's get a check of fast track traffic. nothing will be faster the next couple days with a thanksgiving rush, danielle. >> danielle: so far so good. if you're heading out the door, you're in good shape. ?ten minutes braitree to boston northbound there on the expressway. let's go to the maps south of town. a lot of green.
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the pike wide open all the way out to framingham. mostly green there. route 2 and 3 problem-free. 93 still fine this morning, back to 495. and no issues heading enter boston on route 1. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. braintree toes be just ten minutes. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> christa: breaking ns driver involved in monday's deadly accident is now facing charges. at least five elementary school-aged students died in that crash in chattanooga. police have arrested 24-year-old johnthony walker, the man you see right here. he's facing charges of vehicular homicide, reckless endanger. and reckless driving. he was driving the bus when it flipped and slammed into a tree. 35 elementary school students were on board at the time. the cause is under investigation
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a check of the day's other top stories. parents of the students at thes be renaissance charter school are demanding answers after alarming child molestation allegations on board a school bus. a facebook post claimed a six-year-old boy molested several children on a bus last month. the department of children and families and the district attorney's office are investigating those allegations. former house speaker sal dimasi is set to be a he received compassionate release as he continues to battle dance cancer. he was convicted of fraud, conspiracy and extortion back in 2011. >> christa: a would-be robber fails the break into a brockton business, but it wasn't for lack of trying. take a look at this video here. this morning police are trying the track down the man you see in that surveillance video. 7's jennifer eagan is here with more on the store's owner's reaction. jen? >> jennifer: kris, you may
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bulger's trial about his sister deborah. he owns a convenience store called two debbies. he says he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw man trying the break into the store over the weekend. >> a would-be thief caught reddianed. >> hello. how stupid can you be. >> he tried the break into this convenience store sunday morning. the man got out of his minivan. he had a black bag in one hand, a rock in the other. >> got to be the stupidest thief i've ever seen. >> jennifer: the man threw the rock at the door, trying the shatter the glass. >> he's lining up like he was pitching a ball. it bounced back. >> jennifer: the man doesn't give up, trying again with no luck. >> the rock went under his vehicle. he was too fat to bend down to pick it up. >> jennifer: davis says he couldn't stop laughing when he saw the video of the attempted break-in, so he posted the surveillance video to facebook along with a clear message.
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in brockton. >> christa: the surveillance video captured the license plate number and rear-end damage to the car. meaning it's only a little time before this man is apprehended. what's your message to someone who tries to do this again? >> don't waste your time. >> jennifer: and davis uses laminated glass. he says it costs about1, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: one person is in the hospital after a multifamily home goes up in flames. we're told that person received severe burns. it happened on pine street. six families live in that building. >> christa: investigators in chelsea are releasing a key clue they hope will help catch a suspect. police released several pictures of the suspect. this man was spotten side a mexican restaurant before hitting and killing a man with his car back in june.
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very next morning. right now police are still searching for that suspect's vehicle. >> kris: there are also new details about a deadly construction accident that happened in duxbury. thousands of dollars have been raised to help the family of a carver man killed in that accident. according to the "globe," people have donated $7,000 to the family of this 28-year-old man who died saturday. investigators say he had been using a circular saw to cut a water line when the saw malfunctioned and hit him. friends and family in lowell holdin grandmother who was murdered over the weekend. investigators say 44-year-old gloribel orengo died after a fight with several people late saturday night. according to police, the fight took place at a parking lot after orengo had been asked to leave a party. people who attended last night's vigil are upset about what happened. >> she didn't deserve this. she has four children left behind to deal with this. >> i just feel bad for the
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and keep their strength up. >> kris: police are searching for the people who are involved in this fight. so far no arrests have been made. >> christa: right now police in hudson, new hampshire, are investigating an armed robbery at a rite aid on lowell road. this was on monday evening. an employee called police claiming this a man with a knife entered the store and demanded cash. the employee was not hurt. >> kris: police in portsmouth, new hampshire, looking for a stolen chihuahua. they say someone stole a three-month-old puppy from a pet store over the wee the pet shop owner says the two-pound puppy is on a special diet. he's microchipped and was selling for $900. >> christa: a local star hoping to advance on "the voice." courtney harrel taking the stage with the final 11 last night. now she needs your vote. the dorchester native singing "what i did for love" from "a chorus line."
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good to sing it. that's the one song that every time i sing it, it's like, oh, my goodness, it just feels so good. so i'm happy with how it felt. >> christa: so you can still vote now on "the voice" app. voting closes at noon. get to it. you can get the results tonight on 7 nbc at 8:00 l, followed by a new episode of "this is us" at 9:00 and an all-new "chicago 11:00. >> kris: bob kraft, what he had to say when asked about a potential cabinet position for him. >> christa: and on just one station, the woman struck by a hit-and-run driver in chelsea describing the terrifying experience. >> kris: the cost of your thanksgiving dinner this year taking a surprising turn. what you can thank for a price drop this year. >> we saw some snow in your monday forecast. do we have any more snow headed our way for your thanksgiving
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>> danielle: good morning to you, a quiet start on the road. not seeing any accidents out there, at least not yet. good news there. a look at the expressway behind me. only ten minutes from braintree into boston. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule.
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>> christa: if you're just waking up, it's 5:41 on this tuesday. the david ortiz farewell tour continues. he gives another farewell to the fans there. >> kris: this time in the form of a heartfelt letter. big papi talks about resisting the urge to play again and the moments he'll always remember. 7's jennifer eagan joins us with more. holding out hope he changes his mind. >> jennifer: he says something about that in this letter. david ortiz's letter is called "thanks for the memories, boston." in it he credits another fan favorite. he says pedro martinez may have saved his job because pedro told the sox, if they wanted to sign him, they have to keep ortiz, as well. while he still works out at fenway, he's not wavering on his
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our he hopes to be remembered. he quote, "in 50 years when people say the name david ortiz, i don't care if people know my numbers. it would be great the remembered as hall of famer, but let me tell you what i care about, i hope people remember me as a guy who brought people together and a guy who brought a lot of fun to the game." ortiz ended by adding that if he could he would give everyone in boston one of his bearhugs. >> christa: i feel could all use one of those bearhugs. >> kris: a listening line for ortiz hugs. we have everything you need the know and go coming up next, including why one massachusetts college has stopped flying the american flag. and police say they find two children inside a new hampshire apartment living in filth and who the mother of these kids says is to blame for it. >> kris: we're staying on top of some breaking news. the driver of that school bus that crashed in chattanooga, tennessee, killing five elementary school students is
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investigators believe could be a
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>> kris: 5:45. time now for everything you need to start your day off right, included that much-needed coat this morning. >> christa: what you need the know. it is frigid out there for a second day. >> wren: it is. we're still getting some very
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north. it's going the stay that way into today, as well. but as we head into later today and especially into tomorrow, the high pressure moves in, and that's going to bring us some more sunshine today, even more sunshine by tomorrow's forecast. so easy travel weather if you are headed anywhere for thanksgiving. by thanksgiving morning, we could have a couple slick spots out there. but still fair weather to contend with. wind-chill values will be a concern today. feeling like we're in the low 20s this morning for morning commutes, but as we warm up into the derek it's still going the like the low 30s throughout much of southern new england. as you head home from work, it will feel like we're back into the mid to upper 20s. definitely bundle up before you head out the door and count on cooler weather. highs today for us will be in the low 40s cooler. they're currently looking at a low pressure system that will track further our way and a warm front lifts in from our west. that could bring us some flurries, a little drizzle. freezing drizzle enter your thanksgiving morning. for today, we're looking at
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temperatures are cool in the upper 20s for most of us. by tomorrow, mostly sunny skies, still breezy, highs in the mid-40s making for very easy travel for your holiday. >> kris: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. what do the latest road conditions look like? >> danielle: this is a look at 893. not bad here, but we are watching our first accident of the morning, kris. southbound at route 93 at dascomb road. other than that, not too bad out there. no issues on r on the expressway, just 13 minutes so far this morning. route 3, 24 and 95 wide open. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. braintree to boston on the expressway, 13 minutes. 12 "60 minutes into town on the pike. 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: breaking news this
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now after a heartbreaking crash that killed five elementary school students. that bus was carrying 35 children when police say it rolled over and then wrapped around a tree. >> christa: we understand that federal investigators are expected at that scene today. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan with more. jen? >> jennifer: christa, chattanooga police are trying to determine the cause of this deadly crash. the accident happened monday afternoon, and officers arrested the driver late last night. 24-year-old johnthony including five counts of vehicle homicide. police say walker was driving the school bus when the vehicle ended up on its side wrapped around a tree. 35 students were on board. at least five were killed. the students on board ranged from kindergarten to fifth grade. walker is also set to face charges of reckless endangerment and reckless driving. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, jen, thank you. meantime, a school bus filled with children colliding with a
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new hampshire,. the truck has serious damage. the driver suffered minor injuries. no one on the bus, though, was hurt. >> kris: an interview you'll see on just one station. a victim hit by a van while crossing the treat in alcohol say says there's in way the driver didn't know he hit her. 25-year-old arnold hernandez of listen was arraigned in court yesterday. he's accused of driving that white minivan that hit 72-year-old carol donnelly in a crosswalk last friday. hernandez claims he didn't donnelly and did not feel or hearing anything. >> i see this big white thing coming toward me. i said what the... well, you know. >> kris: police say hernandez does not have a license. a peabody man is dead after a crash involving a tractor-trailer in danvers. emergency crews rushed to the scene on route 1 just after 6:00 last night. the driver of that car had to be rushed to beverly hospital where he later died. the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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from a home after a disturbing discovery. officers say they found the young children covered in human waste at a home in manchester. one of them was found in a harness attached to his bed. their father, 26-year-old james grenier, has been charged with endangering the welfare of the while. the mother of the children, who does not live at the home, says she tried to help her kids. >> my husband would use the tv as a babysitter, so, no, i would neve d i did try to do things to protect them from what was happening to them, but no matter what i tried, he overpowered me. >> christa: her husband is due back in court coming up in ecember. >> kris: right now police in derry, new hampshire, are lag for help identifying a suspect after a school break-in. take a look. see if you can recognize this man. investigators say he broke a window althe gilbert h. middle school early monday morning. surveillance footage shows him walking around the building. police say it's not clear if
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>> christa: president-elect donald trump getting support from the patriots. team owner robert kraft meeting with the team owner. we asked with whether he would accept a cabinet position if he gets an offer. >> i love what i'm doing, and i'd do anything i could do to help america with -- be stronger. one thing i hope is that there are policies that happen that make our country more and help our inner cities throughout america create more well-paying jobs. i really believe we're on the path to doing that. >> christa: and kraft is just one of a few prominent patriots including tom brady and bill belichick to maintain a friendship with the president-elect. governor charlie baker meantime showing support for former state senator, u.s. senator from the bay state scott brown as he's considered for a cabinet position.
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secretary of veterans affairs role. in a statement, here's what baker said. i certainly think he would be a worthy and worthwhile candidate, but obviously the decisions on this one are going to be made by the trump administration, and by scott. >> kris: flags will not be flown at hampshire college in massachusetts anymore after a campus controversy there. it all comes after someone apparently burned an american flag on the college's amherst campus. the college initially flew the flag at half-staff presidential election because of reported hate crimes across the country. well, now campus leaders say they want to turn the discussion away from thing from and on to bigger issues facing students like racism and discrimination. president obama will be delivering his final rounds of presidential medals of freedom today. the list largely comprised of democratic donors who have supported him politically. some well-known names include ellen degeneres, top hanks and michael jordan. >> christa: very close calls
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a group of kids nearly hit by a police cruiser during a chase. watch here. police were chasing a stolen car and that's when they say a van hit one of the cruisers, and there you see it spinning out of control right toward that group of kids. it barely misses them. the officer here had minor injuries, but luckily none of those children was injured. >> kris: so close. terrifying. 17 people killed after this 56-car pile-up in north china. 37 others were injured. the mas during foggy conditions. witnesses say wet and slippery roads may have also played a factor. an investigation into the exact cause of the accident continues this morning. >> christa: and 7news now turning to a deadly situation concerning selfies. according to a study by carnegie mellon university, 127 people have died while taking selfies since 2014. eight of them were killed here in the u.s. the study says the most common cause of death was falling from
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taking a selfie. nearly three-quarters of all victims were the age of 29 years or younger. >> kris: chipotle is facing a big lawsuit over the calorie count at the restaurant. according to the complaint, three customers say the fast food chain lied about the calories in their burrito and the dish made them "too full." the plaintiffs claim the fast food chain advertises the burrito only has 300 calories, but chipotle says that only refers to the chur burrito, not entire dish. >> christa: not the whole energy law that. >> kris: i love it. >> christa: so we will not be counting calories in a couple days, thanksgiving. the diet goes out the window. >> kris: you go with butter, not light butter, and sour cream, not light sour cream. thanksgiving is just two days away. that new study finds an american family can afford a bigger helping of the turkey and all the fixings. according to the american farm bureau federation, a class uk
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average cost of a 16-pound turkey dropped to about $23. and pumpkin pie also cropped to about $the 3, but some thanksgiving classics have gone up in price. stuffing is up to $2.67 a bag. cranberries are up to $1.39 for 12 ounce, and sweet potatoes are also up $3.60 for three pounds. you can find deals. >> christa: well, yeah, and you of all people. i am sitting with the best deal shopper here. we're going grocery >> kris: and best thanksgiving'ser, too. i can eat some deals. >> christa: there you go. o -- you have to have both, wren. >> wren: pretty afford l. i didn't realize it was only $50 for that many people. easy travel conditions for most of us. a frontal system in the midwest will scoot our way, but still travel conditions nopt too bad. just some showers through much of the midwest. a little snow in minneapolis. temperatures in the mid-to 30s, there. wind-chill values make us feel
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on thanksgiving, a wintry mix in the morning, freezing drizzle, drizzle and a couple flurries possible making for a couple slick spots. then we're looking at the chance for sprinkles. >> christa: by the way, chris
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>> christa: breaking news. an arrest made in a school bus crash that killed several young children in tennessee. the charges a bus driver is now facing. ism also crimes committed on as be school bus. reports of students being molested by a classmate. the mother of an alleged victim telling 7news their story.
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the hip-hop star placed on a psychiatric hold. >> kris: and banned for four games for the third time this season. a patriots' player is punished. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everyone. 6:00 a.m. here on this tuesday. i'm christa delcamp. >> kris: and i'm kris anderson. another one of those bundling-up days. the wind was blowing hard this morning, not as hard as yesterday, but it will get you attention. >> christa: for sure. blustery, at least we don't have a coating of snow. >> wren: that's right. throughout the day, not quite as windy as yesterday, but i doubt many of us will notice that. wind gusts still in the 30mph range. still a very cool day ahead. snow showers staying further to our west. upstate new york still seeing lake-effect snow here throughout most of southern new england. we're going to see mostly sunny skies or partly sunny skies, especially as we head into the rest of the morning and the afternoon. feeling like the mid-teens in worcester this morning and low 20s for most of us. definitely a cool start.
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be cold today. make sure to bundling up. >> christa: thank you, wren. here's danielle gersh with fast track this morning. >> danielle: here's a looking getting into town at the zakim bridge. things getting busier. certainly not as bad as yesterday. let's go to the maps. we are watching a crash in andover. this is 93 southbound at dascomb road. the shoulder blocked from that incident. other than that, 93 really not too bad this morning. route 1 looking good. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. that drivep route 3 no issues. 24 stop and go back the brockton. 95 looking pretty good. and the pike wide open all the way back the framingham this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 25 minutes rate to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also just 12 minutes so far this morning. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: breaking news this
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tragic school bus crash that killed at least five children in tennessee. the driver of that bus has now been arrested. the 24-year-old facing vehicular homicide charges. >> christa: investigators believe speed was a factor in this crash involving these elementary school students. let's go to 7's jennifer eagan. >> jennifer: christa, a team from the nets n.t.s.b. is heading to the scene. the bus driver is facing several charges, including five counts of vehicular homicide. as families in chattanooga mourn, this scene is etched into their minds, a mangled school bus on its side wrapped around a tree. the emergency call went out at about 3:30 monday afternoon. >> a school bus flipped off the roadway. there are children. they believe there are ejections. >> jennifer: the bus had 35 students on board, ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade. >> i can see an arm moving, but i don't know if anybody can get to it. >> jennifer: 24 children were rushed to the hospital. police questioned the bus driver and overnight announced he's under arrest. johnthony walker is being
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vehicular homicide. >> jennifer: one of the children on that bus talked about the driver. >> he wasn't paying attention. he was going real fast. and he had hit a guardrail and a mailbox and then we flipped over and hit a tree. >> jennifer: the community asking for prayers. >> a bus accident with multiple injuries to children. it's every public safety official's worse nightmare. we can't even begin to imagine how much w i families and friends and loved ones of the victims. >> jennifer: and investigators have a warrant to remove the black boston from the bus as they try the determine exactly what caused this crash. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. here at home there are disturbing allegations of sexual abuse on board an elementary school bus. boston renaissance charter school's investigating reports that a six-year-old molested classmates. this morning the mother of one of the alleged victims is
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and 7's victoria warren is there where parents are demanding changes here. vicki? >> victoria: they are going to be coming out to the school today. they're going to be standing in front of the school asking for bus monitors on every single bus. the mom that we spoke to who says her son is one of the victims says she believes the school and the bus driver failed these children. >> i cried. i lost it. >> victoria: it's painful for this mom t she's not showing her face to protect her young son. she says he was sexually molested by another little boy while on the school bus the renaissance charter public school in hyde park. >> there was another child that was touching him and asking him to perform, you know, different sexual acts. >> victoria: her son is just six years old. she says the other boy, also six, threatened violence and also touched four other children. >> he was threatening him and saying, if you don't do this,
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>> victoria: this mom says another child on the bus saw what was happening and told a adult, who then told the school. the school says they took immediate action and contacted police, saying, "we have taken this matter very seriously and have taken appropriate measures to ensure student safety. we also have taken the appropriate steps to protect the privacy of the children who are involved." >> it's a very difficult situation. clearly there's potentially >> victoria: this mom agrees but says no one has offered to help her son. she says he's traumatized and now afraid to be by himself. >> i think something needs to be done to the driver. i think he needs to be disciplined. i think the school should take more responsibility as far as getting the kids some counseling. and i think there should be a monitor on every bus. >> victoria: as for the six-year-old boy who is accused of doing this, boston police say
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but given the child's young age, there is nothing they can do. they've referred the matter the state agency, the department of children and families and the district attorney's office. live this morning in hyde park, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, former massachusetts speaker sal dimasi will be released from a prison in north carolina. dimasi has been granted a compassionate release as he battles town and throat cancer. he served five years of his eight-year sentence. >> kris: the man suspected of killing a police officer in texas confesses. >> i've been through several custody battles. i lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it. >> do you have anything to say to his family? >> i'm sorry. it could have been anybody. >> kris: words from that suspect otis tyrone mckane, confessing. he was taken into custody late last night.
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custody battle. the 31-year-old now faces a capital murder charge for the shooting. detective benjamin marconi was killed in that ambush attack. he was writing a ticket inside his patrol car when he was killed. marconi was one of four officers across the country shot in separate incidents on sunday. >> christa: now to a developing story. a tsunami warning has been lifted for a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shaking northern japan. the epicenter was six miles off the coast of fukushima. there have been no rts the tsunami warning had been in effect for fukushima. officials say this was actually an aftershong from that devastating earthquake back in 2011 that triggered a huge tsunami. more than 20,000 people were killed in that disaster, and a nuclear power plant was affected, as well. >> christa: president-elect donald trump laying out his agenda, posting a video giving some details on what he wants to accomplish during his first month in the white house.
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first 100 days in office. >> kris: truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed, are being brought in and many will soon be part of our government, helping us to make america great again. >> kris: talking about executive actions he can take on his first day in office on trade, on canceling restrictions on american energy and immigration. >> i will direct the department of labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the american worker. >> christa: >> kris: at trump tower, he continued to meet with potential cabinet picks, including former massachusetts senator scott brown who wants to run veterans affairs. >> i'm not running against anybody. i think i'm the best person, but there are tremendous people out there. >> hail trump, hail our people, hail victory. >> kris: the president-elect transition team speaking out after this video from a white nationalist conference that
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trump. >> kris:in a statement, the president-elect said he continues to denounce racism of every kind and he was elected because he will be a leader of everyone. >> christa: the u.s. state department issuing a travel warning urging americans to be cautious at holiday festivals and outdoor events in europe. now, this comes a day after french security services say they foiled an isis-linked plot. seven people were arrested. they were linked to a planned to target a popular christmas market in france. >> kris: still ahead this morning, a brockton thief caught between a rock and hard place, more like a hard door, trying the break into this store. we'll hear from a well-known business owner about this failed robbery attempt. >> christa: and concerns this morning about the health of kanye west. he's in the hospital after a disturbance that had police involved. >> kris: and new details in a model's mockery melania trump.
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weekend. we'll be back. >> danielle:>> wren: satellite r behind me. some snow showers still in upstate new york and northern new england. are we going to see any of that in new england? we'll have the answer after this. >> danielle: and there's one accident out there now, the shoulder is blocked. other than that, no major issues on the roadway.
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>> christa: blizzard conditions burying the village of lorraine in upstate new york. you can hear the winds howling. three feet of snow. seven-foot snow drifts reaching to roofs and blank eting cars and homes. the area is bracing for the possibility of more snow before
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snow. >> kris: the deer were having fun. they were frolicking in the snow. >> wren: they have fun up to a point until they can't reach that food. we're still looking at lake-effect snow showers in association with this low pressure system. that has stayed camped to our north in canada. that's going to continue to bring us some very windy conditions throughout your tuesday forecast. we're looking to stay dry here today. with even more sunshine compared to yesterday. take a look at our wind-chill values, though. it will feel like we're in the low 20s, even mid-teens this morning. as we head threw theor hours, it stays very cool. our highs today are really not going to feel much warmer than the low 30s. it's going to be a good idea to have hats, gloves, and a warm jacket here today. as you head home from work, temperatures also feeling cool like we're in the mid-20s for most of us. so count on a cooler day. we're looking at a very different weather pattern. this last week we had that warm weather. then a dip in the jetstream is ushering in cool, canadian air. this will keep our thanksgiving forecast cool, as well. so you can see where that cool
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30 degrees in chicago, 35 degrees in washington, d.c., and we're in the low 30s here in boston. so definitely cooler air. your travel weather forecast, looking pretty nice today. we have showers in the midwest, but pretty dry conditions throughout much of the east coast. the high pressure actually pushing in from the worcester. that's going to bring us some sunshine into tomorrow, as well. so partly sunny skies today. still windy and cold. highs in the upper 30s. low 40s for some of us. but again, a lot of us will see temperatures in the upper 30s. we stay gussy into tonight. but we're 50mph wind gusts like what we saw yesterday. lows tonight will be in the upper 20s. still very cool. below average temperatures. stick around even enter tomorrow's first. but by tomorrow, we're seeing mostly sunny skies. temperatures back into the mid-40s. your thanksgiving forecast, we have a bit of a hiccup here. i think we can see a wintry mix early in the morning hours some that could make for a couple slick spots out on the roads, but we are going to see pretty father weather through your thanksgiving forecast. so in the morning, we're talking about some freezing drizzle, a couple flurries possible and
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switch over to just drizzle for us as we head into the rest of your thanksgiving forecast. we'll keep that cloud cover throughout thursday into friday. in terms of sunshine today, tomorrow, that's going to be the nicest. temperatures in the mid-40s by tomorrow. your turkey day looking to be cool. we have that chance for a bit of moisture, even that wintry mix early in the morning. nothing accumulating, but it could make for a couple slick spots out on the road. as we head enter friday, temperatures are still cool, and we have the chance for scattered showers, that continues into saturday morning. >> okay. thank you so much, holiday traffic rush. here's danielle gersh with the latest on what's going on this morning, though. >> danielle: thanks, christa. the expressway investigate down this morning. pretty typical. about half an hour braintree to boston northbound there. let's go to the maps south of town in pembroke. we have an object on the roadway. that's blocking the breakdown lane on route 3 northbound at 139. the pike looking pretty good all the way back the framingham, not seeing any issues. route 2 and 3 no issues either.
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road. the shoulder is blocked here from this incident. other than that, 93 not looking too bad. definitely no issues on route 1. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready the head out the door this morning. 26 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. so no delays there. no delays on 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge just 12 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's running on schedule. daniel an update on kanye west. he's waking up in the hospital. the hip-hop star taken away in an ambulance and placed on a psychiatric hold. 7's jennifer eagan following this story. she's live. jen, do we know what led up to this? >> jennifer: sources say kanye west is being treated for extreme exhaustion and remains in the hospital. los angeles police responded to a medical welfare call at wes trainor's home.
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the hip-hop star for his own health and safety. according to "people" magazine, west went freely with the e.m.t.s and is staying in the hospital to receive treatment. this after a week of bizarre public incidents in which west ranted about donald trump, jay-z and beyonc?. >> beyonc?, i heard that you said you wouldn't perform unless you won video of the year over me >> jennifer: west is also canceling the rest of the dates on his san pablo tour including a stop in boston next month. according to tmz, his wife, kim kardashian was in new york to make her first public appearance since being robbed in paris. she canceled that appearance to fly back the l.a. to be with her husband. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: supermodel gigi hadid is saying sorry this
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barack obama. >> christa: hadid faced some backlash from her impersonation of melania during sunday night's american music awards. many called it inappropriate. the 21-year-old took the twitter saying she took the joke too far. it was handwritten note. it goes on to say i apologize to anyone i offended and only have the best wishes for our country. >> kris: still ahead-first it was bridie, then it was ninkovich. now another patriots' sr >> christa: a new clue in the hunt for a hit-and-run driver in chelsea. the picture police want you to see this morning. >> kris: and take a look at this cute little fella. a search is on for this puppy that was stolen from a local store. the dog's special needs that has
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>> wren: welcome back. we're kicking off your tuesday forecast with a warmer started. warmer in new york in the upper 30s, but it's feeling like we're in the low 20s. make sure to add some layers before you step out the door. temperatures will top off in the low 40s. again, below our average highs. hudson at 41 degrees. again, with our winds being strong out of the west, it's going the feel like highs are in the low 30s today. across the cape, temperatures in the low 40s, excuse, me, as well, sandwich at 42. the low 40s, as well. definitely a cool day as we head into thanksgiving. we have easy travel weather today and tomorrow. by thanksgiving morning, we could have a little wintry mix, which could make the couple slippery spots in terms of accumulation, we're not worried about that. back to you, guys. >> and new time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: through ten games the patriots have forced just nine
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in franchise history the defense has single-digit takeaways. they have had, however, turnover on their roster. now alan branch is suspended, facing a four-game ban for a positive drug test. he tested positive for marijuana. he will appeal the ban. the 31-year-old was suspended by the team for a week in training camp for unspecified reasons. bill belichick wouldn't comment on branch's latest disciplinary issue during his weekly radio appearance, saying the matter is between the league and the player. the celtics in minnesota down by 13 entering the fourth quarter. here they come with isaiah thomas and avery bradley on the bench. jonas jerebko gets into the paint. hangs and hits. it's a five-point game. next time down the floor, al horford will take a three here, but he stays on the rebound, gets it, and he'll throw down. celtics within three. horford 20 points, six boards and five assists. then after he hit a three the tie the game, terry rosier gets a hand in the passing lane and comes up with a big steal. how is this for defense.
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two, part of a 17-0 run. rosier scored 12 off the bench. the celtics win it 99-93 for their second straight win. and huge congratulations to legendary coach john grayden, inducted into the massachusetts basketball coaches hall of fame, famous for his years at mission and didn't boston co. he had 454 wins and he's still going as the interim coach this >> christa: 6:25 on your tuesday. we had a challenge yesterday. time to need out "who did it better." bri and hgtv's chris lambton cleared trash. >> kris: they both did a great job. chris finished with a time of 4:01. bri beat that time, finishing 11 seconds faster, but, of course, it was up to you the voters. you sided with bri. bri winning this challenge. i think that's two in a row. that's almost a winning streak,
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well, she had a three that she lost in a row. >> kris: she's back and forth. but she's back on the winning side. >> christa: that's awesome. so go, bri. we love her. and she's going the take on pats legend troy brown to see who is best in the kitchen. they're going the head the burton's grill. and they're making sure customers get what they order. you can see that coming up monday morning. let me tell you, bri, not only is she a break cook, but she it ins, she crochets. she has some serious skills. he's got his wor c him. >> kris: and she's a cat lady. she loves her cats. >> christa: yes, she does, and she loves the weather. >> kris: still ahead, campus controversy. the bay state college refusing tofully flags after drama over the presidential election. a commuter rail investigation. why one commuter line sees so many delays. ism and a police chase takes a wild turn. the cop car nearly takes out a group of teen, nearly wiping that group out.
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america runs on dunkin'. >> kris: breaking news. an arrest in the tragic school bus crash that left several children dead in tennessee. what the bus driver's accused of doing on the road. >> christa: claims of molestation on board a boston school bus. and angry parents are demanding answers. >> kris: a would-be robber tries the smash enter a store. hear from the well-known store owon >> christa: and on just one station, a woman describes the moment she was run down and left behind in chelsea. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: 6:30 on this tuesday. thanks so much for joining us this morning for 7news "today in new england." i'm kris anderson. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. a couple more days to the holiday. the rush is already starting for a lot of people. hopefully the weather doesn't get in you way. >> kris: hope not, especially
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>> christa: almost there. about 95%. >> wren: we have some pretty accommodating travel weather. you see snow further to our west. lake-effect snow in upstate new york inch southern new england we're going the stay pretty nice today. it's going to be windy. it's going to be cold, but we'll see more sunshine than what we saw yesterday. here's what it's feeling like, feeling like 60 degrees in worcester. nashua feeling like 22 degrees. that's where most of us are sitting. as we head into the rest of the day, temperatures don't warm up too much for us. your 7 on 7 forecast, showing a afternoon, temperatures are in the low 40s, but it will feel like the low 30s. sunshine stays with us into tomorrow, making for easy thanksgiving travel. but by thanksgiving, we could have a little hiccup. i'll have those details after the break. >> kris: we need to get a check and see if there are any hiccups on the roadways with danielle gersh. >> danielle: a few hiccups out there. sky7 over a crash in quincy. this is the me monoset river bridge inbound. you can see it looks like two lanes getting we, the shoulder and the left lane.
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morning. let's go to the maps, braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. that drive up to half an hour, and in pembroke, we have an object blocking the breakdown lane on route 3 northbound at 139. on the pike, we also have an issue. a car on fire eastbound. that's at newton corner. then we had an earlier crash that just cleared in andover, 93 southbound at dascomb road. the shoulder was blocked, but that did just clear. 93 southbound inside 128. stop and go to boston. route 1 take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway northbound braintree to boston, 14 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, half an hour. the "t" running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's go right now to our breaking news. police are charging a school bus driver with vehicular homicide after five elementary school children were killed. in monday's crash down in
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-year-old johnthony walker was arrested overnight. investigators believe walker was speeding when the bus flipped on to its side and slammed enter a tree. 35 students from kindergarten to grade five were all on board at the time of the crash and 23 had to be taken to the hospital. also back here at home, parents of students at the boston renaissance charter school are demanding answers after some alarming sexual abuse allegations on board a school bus there. a facebook post claimed that a six-year-old boy had molested other children on a bus. allegedly. the department of children and families and the district attorney's office are now investigating those allegations. >> christa: caught on camera, a man's rocky robbery attempt here. a would-be burglar fails to smash a store window. 7's jennifer eagan here with reaction from that well-known store owner. he had a lot of laughs actually, jen? >> jennifer: he did, kris. he had a good attitude. you may remember store owner stephen davis testified at whitey bulger's trial about the
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davis owns a brockton convenience store called two debbies. he says he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a man trying the break into the store over the weekend. a couldn't thief caught red handed. >> hello. how stupid can you be? >> jennifer: he tried the break into stephen davis' convenience store monday morning. the man got out of his minivan. he had a black bag in one hand, a rock in the other. >> got to be the stupidest thief i've ever seen. >> jennifer: the man threw the rock at the door, trying to shatter the class. >> he's lining up like he was pitching a ball. it bounced back. >> jennifer: the man doesn't give up, trying again with no luck. >> the rock went under his vehicle. he was too fat to bend down to pick it up. >> jennifer: davis says he couldn't stop laughing when he saw the video of the attempted break-in, so he posted the surveillance video to facebook along with a clear message. >> the top five dumbest thieves
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>> jennifer: the surveillance video also captured the license plate and rear-end damage to the van. what's your message if somebody tries to break into your store in. >> don't waste you time. there's cameras everywhere. >> jennifer: davis uses laminated glass. it costs about $1,200 to protect that door. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: new hampshire police removing two toddlers from a discovery. the toddlers were covered in waste, one was found in a harness and strapped to the bed. the children's mother who doesn't live at the house says she tried to will help her kids. >> my husband would use the tv as a babysitter. so, no, i would i never do that to my child. i did try to do things to protect them from what was happening to them, but no matter what i tried, he overpowered me.
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>> christa: now to a story you'll see on just one station. a woman scene in this surveillance video being run down in the street is now talking to 7news about that ordeal. she is wearing a cast on her arm. she has a boot on her foot, but she knows she could be in much worse shape. 72-year-old carol donnelly was hit we -- by a van. she was crossing the street in chelsea last friday. on monday the suspected driver, 25-year-old arnold hernandez of lynn was arraigned of court. donnelly, didn't hear anything, but donnelly says there is no way he didn't foe he hit her. >> i see this big white thing coming toward me. i said what the... well, you know. >> christa: police say hernandez does not have a license. >> kris: investigators releasing a new clue in another hit-and-run, this one in chelsea. take a look. police released several pictures of a suspect. they say that this man was spotted at a mexican restaurant before hitting and killing a man
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the 25-year-old victim, there's the pictures of the suspect here, that 25-year-old victim died the next morning. right now police are still searching for the suspect's car. police in portsmouth, new hampshire, are looking for the stolen chihuahua. they say someone stole the three-month-old puppy from a pet store over the weekend. the pet shop owner says the two-pound putty is on a special diet. he's microchipped and was selling for $900. >> christa: still ahead on 6:37. commuter rail ds what's being done to get a certain rail line back on time. >> kris: a massachusetts college making a decision to remove all flags from campus. the reason behind this extreme measure to ban old glory. >> christa: and a story of bravery right here in boston. a man taking a chance on a
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>> kris: a new england man has a first-of-its-kind surgery right here in massachusetts, and it could make history. jim ewing is a rock climbing enthusiast, but back in 2014, he took a 50-foot fall that shattered his ankle.
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and he's taken part in an experimental procedure at brigham and women's where doctors preserve the nerve endings in his leg, which will eventually actually allow him to sense his new prosthetic. >> i had extensive nerve damage in my foot which made it very painful even just to put on or remove my socks. walking barefoot anywhere was excruciating. >> kris: censors will be implanted in ewing's leg next spring and will communicate with the prosthetic designed by a team at m.i.t. >> christa: and the new movie about the marathon day bombings is being praised. it haired on hbo. the main focus was not on the attack but on the survivors as they continued to recover. some survivors said they were touched to see how far others have come since the attacks.
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am so proud of every survivor that takes their life back from evil every single day." heather abbott wrote, "many congrats to my friends allowing america to see them at their most vulnerable." >> kris: i'd like to see that. >> christa: i want to see that. >> kris: breaking news, a school bus driver has been arrested now after a tragic accident that left at least five children dead in tennessee. federal investigators are on the scene this morning. >> and we'll have the latest on an investi is accused of sexually assaulting other children. >> christa: also concerns this morning for kanye west and why he's waking up in the hospital. >> kris: plus the patriots using their day off to celebrate
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. driver charged after this deadly crash, what police believed caused the deadly accident. >> alarming allegations of abuse on a school bus, one mom speaking out after her young son says he was sexually assaulted. >> a deadly pile-up, dozens of cars crashing into one another. the dangerous conditions that set up this mangled mess overseas. >> all right. good morning, 6:45. it's time the know and go with your day's top stories. >> kris: we have weather and traffic.
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>> we have a repeat of yesterday, less win kim but we're still talking about very strong winds out of the west and wind gusts up to around 30, 35mph. yesterday's high reached into the upper 30s. for many of us we're looking at the same sort of forecast. feeling like december. today we have strong westerly winds. good news is high pressure scoots in from the west. that will bring us sunshine. we stay windy and cool today, and after the middle of your work week, we usher in more cloud cover. wintry mix looking pretty likely enter the early morning hours. freezing drizzle, drizzle as well as a couple flurries. that pushes out pretty quickly here. today our main concern will be the winds and temperatures. feeling like the low 20s for us and highs today aren't going to feel much warmer than the low 30s even though we are looking at temperatures reaching into
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work, you'll still want that coat nearby. temperatures in the low 40s, but it's going to feel like we're in the mid-20s to upper 20s, so some cool weather. we stay breezy into tonight, as well. take a look at your thanksgiving forecast in a moment. >> kris: it's the holiday time. fast track traffic. any issues out there? >> we're looking at one right here. sky7 over the scene. this is quincy. this is inbound. you can see the center lane is blocked here from an accident. but the part now on the tow truck, i do think this will clear shortly. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, still a really slow drive. and that that's accident. that chopper was over. in pembroke, we have the breakdown lanes still blocked on route 3 northbound at 139. we also have an issue, a vehicle eastbound at newton corner. route 2 and 3 not too bad.
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southbound into boston. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes, braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 21 minutes into town on the pike from 128. your longest drive, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 31 minutes. if you're taking the commuter rail, you do have system delays on the fitch berg line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. get to some big breaking news in a school bus crash that killed five young children down in tennessee. the driver of that bus has now been arrested. >> kris: the facing vehicle homicide charges in this case. 7's jennifer eagan following this story and has all the breaking details. jen? >> jennifer: kris, such a sad situation. the n.t.s.b. is taking on this investigation. they will arrive on scene later this morning. the bus driver was arrested late last night. 24-year-old johnthony walker is facing several charges including at least five counts of vehicle homicide. police say walker was driving the school bus yesterday when it ended up on its side, wrapped around a tree. 35 students were on board.
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officials say about two dozen were taken to the hospital. the students on board ranged from kindergarten to the fifth grade. investigators do believe speed was a factor in the crash. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> now to a disturbing allegation of sexual abuse on board an elementary school bus. boston renaissance charlotter school is now investigating reports that a six-year-old molested some of his classmates on that bus. 7's. >> victoria: more on the story. very i can? >> victoria: good morning, kris. some parents are expected to come out to the school today to demand bus monitors on these buses saying the school and the bus driver failed these children. we spoke to a mother whoa -- who is the parent of a child involved in all. this she says they were on the bus and go to renaissance charter public school in hyde park. this mom tells us this son who is just six years old and four
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molested by a six-year-old boy. >> there was another child that was touching him and asking him to perform, you know, different sexual acts. he was threatening him and saying, if you don't do, this i'll shoot your mother. >> reporter: in statement, the school says we have taken this matter veryer isly is and have taken appropriate measures to ensure student safety. we also have taken the appropriate steps to protect the privacy of the children who were involved. as for was accused in all of this, the boston police department is investigating, but they say given his age, there is nothing they can do, so they've referred the matter to state agency, the department of children and families and the district attorney's office. live this morning in hyde park, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi will be a free man. he's set to be released from prison down in north carolina. he was granted a compassionate
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battle tongue ands from at the present time cancer. he was convicted of fraud, conspiracy and extortion back in 2011. right now police are investigating a deadly collision involving a tractor-trailer up in danvers. investigators say one person was killed when the tractor-trailer slammed into a car on route 1. that happened just after 6:00 last night. no word yet on what might have caused the crash. president-elect donald trump moving forward with his transition to the white house. he addressed americans in a video online, laying out his plan for his first 100 days in office. >> truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed, are being brought in, and many will soon be part of our government. helping us to make america great again. my agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting america first. >> kris: the president-elect says his first days in office will include withdrawing from the trans-pacific partnership and ending restrictions on american energy and immigration. and the president-elect
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brown is reportedly after the secretary of veterans affairs role. he sayings if he got the job, he would first focus on mental health issues in the military. >> christa: flags will not be flown at hampshire college in massachusetts anymore after a campus controversy. college officials say that someone burned an american flag on the amherst campus earlier this month. the college initially flew the american flag at half-staff following the presidential election because of reported hate crimes across the country. want to turn the discussion away from the flag and on to bigger issues facing students like racism and discrimination. >> kris: to a developing story now. a tsunami warning has within lifted after 57.4 magnitude earthquake shook northern japan. the epicenter was six miles off the coast of fucarile. there have been no reports of serious damage or injuries. >> christa: and the u.s. state department issuing a travel warning for americans to be cautious at holiday festivals
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security services say they foiled an isis-linked plot. seven people were arrested to target a popular christmas market in france. seven people were killed after a 56-car pile-up that happened in northern china. this happened during foggy conditions. witnesses also say wet and slippery roads may have played a role, as well. 37 others were injured. look at this close call in pennsylvania. a group of kids nearly hit by a police cruiser. fi car. they say a van hit one of those cruisers, causing it to spin out of criminal and right toward that group there. as you saw it just barely missed them. but luckily none of the kids was injured physically. >> kris: terrifying video to watch. rapper kanye west has been hospitalized and sources say he's being treated for extreme exhaustion. los angeles police responded to a medical welfare call at west's home on monday and made the decision to take him away in an ambulance and then hospitalize the star for his own health and safety.
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west went freely with the e.m.t.s and is staying in the hospital to receive treatment. >> christa: keolis is looking into significant travel delays on the commuter rail. according to the "herald," two out of every five trains on the worcester-framingham line have run late over the past month and less than half of all morning trains have been on time. this is the worst of all the commuter rail lines. keolis believes construction along the mass pike is one of the many things slowing down the trains. >> kris: thanksgiving just a few days away the roads. >> christa: the getaway kicks off today. so let's go to 7's general cuoco with what's expected to be one of the busiest times on the roads. hey, john. >> john: christa, it's that time of the year again, holiday travel. things are moving smoothly out here on route 24. we've had a likely change during rush hour tomorrow. thanksgiving travel no longer just for the weekend. people already hitting the roads and the airways.
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experts say people have more money to spend, so they're more willing the take time off. google maps is giving drivers advice on the best and worst times to travel. for the boston area, the worst time is tomorrow, the day before thanksgiving. as for the return trip, the best day is friday, but if you wait until saturday, you should expect some delays. triple-a is projected 48.7 million people are traveling this week. that's the most since 2007. the average trip is 50 miles from home. and those traveling, are driving. now, the t.s.a. says people should also look out for more screening time and longer lines at the airport. we're live along route 24 going north, john cuoco, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, john, thank you. the patriots doing what they can to help out families in need. owner robert kraft and some players handed out thanksgiving baskets to families in roxbury last night. kraft says he's proud for all the volunteering.
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when they could be chilling, you know, for two days, they spent their evening here, it makes me very proud. >> i can't think of a better way to come out here and give to some families that might be going through a tough time. >> christa: so nice to see. along with the food, kraft also presented a $10,000 check to goodwil that. will go a long way to help families. >> kris: absolutely. a lot of people hitting the roads today. we need to know what the wea wren, a lot of people traveling. >> wren: today and tomorrow easy travel days. cool and breezy. highs today in the low 40s, but with wind-chill values in effect, it will feel like the low 40s. a very cool day. winds feel very blustery. tomorrow temperatures are in the mid-40s with plenty of sunshine. your turkey day looking a little wet during the morning hours. >> kris: all right. wren, thanks so much. thank you for join us. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: enjoy your
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spend your holiday overjoyed and under budget. good morning. tragic accident. >> school bus flipped off the roadway. >> a horrific bus crash in tennessee kills five elementary school children. more than two dozen others injured. the 24-year-dr we're live on the scene as authorities try to figure out exactly what caused the crash. setting his agenda. donald trump posting this video laying out what he plans to do as soon as he takes the oath of office. >> my agenda will be based on a simple core principle -- putting america first. >> the campaign promises that made the cut, and the ones that may have to wait. hospitalized. kanye west under doctor's care

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