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two people injured, including a firefighter. >> nicole: learning more about the man shot and killed by lynn police, his long criminal past including this viral video. >> sarah: and meeting again. what president-elect donald trump and former governor mitt romney discussed over dinner. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good wednesday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah french. >> nicole: and i'm nicole oliverio in for christa. dare i say it was warm when i walked out of the it wasn't as cold as usual, even though it was so rainy and gross. >> nicole: are we going to see more of, that wren? >> wren: our highs were late last night. we reached 58 degrees, but that was closer to around 8:00, 9:00 last night. since then temperatures have fallen for us. we won't be that warm today, but we are looking at seasonable temperatures back into the upper 40s. our main concern is visibility. we have a dense fog advisory to our north, southern new hampshire and vermont as well as to our west, west of worcester
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everybody is seeing some of this fog. so areas of fog throughout southern new england. visibility down half a mile in norwood, boston going to have some reduced visibility, as well. but in term of those rain showers, those are holding off for us now. we are dry and we'll be predominantly dry throughout much of the morning. rain is returning. be sure to grab your umbrella before you head out the door. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. here's a look at the zakim bridge and leverett connector. no issues so far for your morning on the out the door, you're in good shape. the expressway braintree to boston northbound, only going to take you about ten minutes this morning. not seeing any problems out there. again, lots of green on the maps. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128 and 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge just 11 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail starting the morning on schedule. back to you, guys.
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at least three people have been killed in severe storms down south. a tornado tore through northern alabama. the twister slammed enter a 24-hour day care center, critically injuring four people. there also a church was destroyed. rescue crews right now are sifting through damage and debris. >> sarah: happening today, an emergency meeting is being held to discuss firing the dighton fire chief, who is charged with abusing his clothing allowance. investigators say he used taxpayer money to buy women's clothing. >> nicole: he claims the clothes are for investigators don't believe him. 7's jennifer eagan is live in dighton with more on this meeting to discuss his future. >> jennifer: and, nicole, town officials say that he reportedly tried to... he tried on some of the clothing to try to convince them they were, in fact, for him. they don't believe him. they're going to hold a meeting later today to address this issue. dighton fire chief anton roderick accused of abusing a perk that comes with the job.
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his clothing allowance to purchase women's workout gear and lied about it to police. the chief allegedly altered some receipts to say menswear. roderick told investigators he prefers a slim fit, which is why he shopped for women's item, but after a month-long investigation, roderick was charged with violating employee standards of contact and lars nism police believe he bought that clothing worth $250 for someone else. their board of selectmen is calling an emergency meeting to discuss suspending or firing the chief, saying there is more to the story. >> after tomorrow, those figures are going the change. there has been a substantial amount more that has shown up, and i mean substantial. >> hundreds, thousands? >> thousands. >> jennifer: and that town selectman says moving forward they will be aggressively auditing the fire department's finances looking for other
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jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: right now police are searching for the driver involved in a serious hit-and-run in taunton. this happened on state street late last night. police say a driver hit man with a pick-up truck and dragged him for two blocks before driving off. the victim, we're told, is in serious condition and suffered a severe leg injury. >> sarah: this morning investigators are searching for what sparked the fierce flames that displaced 30 people in one woman was trapped on the third floor when the fire started yesterday afternoon. she was rescued from the mull -- multifamily home on east haverhill street. >> that was my worry, that somebody was still stuck in the apartments. >> so fast, so fast. as soon as we got out, the third floor blew up on that side. very lucky to be alive. >> sarah: one firefighter and another woman were both taken to
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ism new details in the deadly police-involved shooting in lynn. this morning we're learning the man police shot has a lengthy criminal past, including this incident in malden where an elderly woman socked him while he tried to rob a 7-eleven. victoria warren is back at the scene with all the details. >> victoria: sources telling us this man just got out of prison. they say yesterday morning he walked into this gas station demanding money, saying he had a gun. source s suspect has done time and time again. they say that he went in and when he demanded the money, the clerk then called 911. >> shots fired. shots fired. >> victoria: police opening fire in lynn, shooting and killing man suspected in a violent robbery at a gas station. >> the individual had his hand in his pockets. the officers ordered him to show his hands. he refused to do so. he continued to come at the officers. they proved back to try to
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fired his weapon. >> victoria: 41-year-old michael mcguinness died in the hospital. sources telling 7news mcguinness just got out of prison and has a long history of robbery. in 2010 this surveillance video went viral, showing a 75-year-old woman trying to jump in to help a clerk as police say mcguinness jumped behind the counter, strong-arming him to hand him the money. police say he was at it again o at this gas station and taking $250. >> an individual went in there armed with a firearm. >> victoria: the clerk was okay. now the district attorney's office is investigating all the events leading to the police officer opening fire. and the two police officers involved yesterday were not hurt. lynn's police chief not saying if they recovered a weapon. he says that is part of the continuing investigation. live this morning in lynn, victoria warren, 7news "today in
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>> nicole: president-elect trump's transition continuing over dinner in new york last night. mitt romney getting what appeared to be a second-round interview for the secretary of state job. at the same time, the president-elect is sparking controversy over his twitter talk on flag burning. kris anderson joins us now with with the latest on this. kris? >> kris: sarah, a lot to talk about in the political world. a former massachusetts governor speaking out about his dinner date with the president-elect. president-elect donald arriving for dinner in new york. it's the second time that governor romney has met with president-elect trump as he considers romney for secretary of state. >> i've had a wonderful evening with president-elect trump. we have another discussion about affairs throughout the world. >> kris: the former massachusetts governor seemed hopeful by a possible spot in the cabinet. >> i have the tell you, i've been impressed by the transition effort, the people he's selected
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solid, effective, capable people. >> kris: it ended a busy day. tuesday steven manu chin was tapped as treasury secretary, elaine chao selected as transportation secretary. chao was labor secretary under george w. bush. despite naming several people to his cabinet, the president-elect's tweets getting lots of attention. tuesday morning he tweeted, "nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, there must be consequence,er a harsh punishment for an act the supreme court ruled was legal and protected by the first amendment. many republicans disagreeing with the comments. >> i think there should be some punishent, but right now the supreme court decision is that people are free to express themselves. >> kris: the president-elect will meet with carrier to
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to keep more than 1,000 jobs in the state instead of going to mexico. >> sarah: the president-elect's chief strategist is backing out of a conference at harvard's kennedy school after protests were planned. it's not clear why bannon canceled. >> nicole: this morning big news coverage of major stories we've been following for days. tragic news out of tennessee. three people have died in the wildfires that tore through the smoky mountains. firefighters say the victims died in the blaze burned roughly 15,000 acres and destroyed more than 250 buildings near the ski resort town of gatlinburg and pigeon forge. >> sarah: today investigateers will continue trying to figure out why a plane crashed in colombia. officials have already found the plane's black boxes. investigators are looking at the possibility the plane ran out of fuel. a brazilian soccer team was on board the plane. 71 people were killed in the crash. six others managed to survive.
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believe the student responsible for the attack at ohio state was inspired by terrorist propaganda. police say posts on abdul artan's facebook page reference the former lead of al qaeda in yemen. artan injured ten people when he drove into a crowd of students and stabbed others on monday. >> sarah: the driver in a deadly school bus crash in tennessee facing a judge. 24-year-old johnthony walker is charged with vehicle homicide after police say he close lost into a pole and tree last week. six students were killed. five kids are still recovering in the hospital. >> nicole: still ahead, a story you'll see on just one station, a child in everett calls police on his own father. how an after-school pick-up landed a dad behind bars. >> sarah: then it's not beginning to look a lot like christmas in exeter. why the usually festive town square is staying dark. >> nicole: and a star-studded
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name couldn't be there. >> wren: and many of sauce a half an inch, even up to an inch and a half of rain yesterday. we've got more on the way. >> danielle: and it's a quiet start on the roads. the expressway behind me, only ten minutes from braintree to boston. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule ? dylan: anybody can do parkour. our whole aim with the gym is to get people moving, and want to have people understand that you own a body.
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having blue cross blue shield, i've always felt comfortable being able to try something that i might not know if i'm going to land, because i've always had this security behind me. my name is dylan. i own hub parkour training center
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>> sarah: bostonians can now get a taste of italy. the italian marketplace has now opened in the pru. local officials and new york chef mario batali were all at the grand opening yesterday. i don't know about you, i know it's only like 5:15 a.m., but all that pizza and cheese looks really good. >> nicole: i was thinking all this fresh pasta, fettucini alfredo between commercial breaks.
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that out, wren. >> wren: looks fantastic. i don't think there's any time of the day where pizza and pasta doesn't look good. as we head through the derek our main concerns this morning, areas of dense fog. a dense fog advisory for southern new hampshire and southern vermont and west of worcester county, but we're all seeing some of this fog. you can see visibility reduced largely throughout southern new england. norwood down to under a mile. so this is going to affect morning commutes. allow a little extra time if you are headed further to our west, especially where that dense fog is. right now we're this -- i think we'll even see a couple peeks of morning sunshine. our next round of moisture will push into western massachusetts first and we'll eventually see this potentially by the mid to late morning. a better chance for moisture as we head into the afternoon. then it's going to get soggy as we head into the later afternoon and again commutes tonight more difficult. temperature-wise, minneapolis close to 40 degrees. out to our west, pretty quiet. you can see, though, it's been a different story to the southwest. they've been dealing with some
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overnight hours, and actually even a tornado watch, which is letting up early this morning. but there have been sightings of tornadoes in central mississippi, definitely a strong system out that way. we'll see moisture associated with the system to our west, as well that. will push in from our southwest. and you can see these bans of moisture starting to set up by around lunchtime. we could see in they showers, stray showers still not really heavy rainfall. but this does intensify again as we continue into the later afternoon and again evening commute looking very soggy. so where you see tho see moderate to heavy rainfall. we'll have a repeat of what we saw yesterday evening for commutes home from work and we could be dealing with some fog again during all of this. late into tonight and tomorrow morning, we're still seeing that rain, which is going to be pretty heavy at time, but it pushes out of here very quickly. take a look, by 7:00, 8:00, we're drying out and we'll gradually see some sunshine into thursday. today patchy fog mainly after noon and evening rain. highs in the low 50s, upper 40s. showers continue into tonight
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into tomorrow morning. we have a slight chance for early morning showers, but again, that's out of here by 8:00, 9:00, then we're seeing some thursday sunshine for the first day of september. temperatures close to 60 degrees. so we're well above our average highs. and you can see we this cool down as we head into next week. >> nicole: wren, thank you. it was a star-studded event here in boston all in the name of helping children. local legends coming together to support sick kids. >> sarah: patriots' celtics' stars, even jay leno, they were all here. kris anderson is here with how one star was missing. >> kris: a lot of faces there. rob gronkowski was the night's big honoree receiving the award, but the star tight end wasn't able to make this event because of an injury. this is the annual champions for children's gala, a way to support boston children's hospital and the community. jay leno, who grew up in andover, massachusetts, was a big hit with the kids, cracking jokes and asking them what they wanted for christmas.
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this is my hometown. it's boston and it's kids. i don't know anybody who hasn't been affected byes be children's hospital. either someone in your family or somebody else's family or a kid down the street. >> kris: the annual fund-raiser has raised more than $42 million for patients and families at boston's children's. business leaders and boston athletes attended last night's event. >> i'm happy i'm able to put a smile on somebody's face. i can't play football forever, so while i can do it, i might as well go out and do can for the community. >> kris: nate solder is an offensive lineman for the new england patriots and has been touched personally byes be children's hospital. his one-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer late last year. >> they came to us in a time of great need. they've been there through the entire process, holding us up through a very difficult time in our lives and our son's struggles to have a place like boston children's is truly phenomenal. >> kris: the man behind the ice bucket challenge, pete
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griffin humanitarian award at that special event. neat the see so many famous faces for a great cause. >> sarah: thanks, kris. according to the portsmouth "herald," exeter's annual christmas light display could be drastically scaled back because of code issues with the town's electric provider. right now town officials are hoping to get an electrician to install a needed meter and utility pole panel so they can set up their lighted garland. >> nicole: you said yout >> sarah: i did finally. i've been vacuuming trying to get the pine needles up. my daughter is picking everything up. it's a process. >> nicole: it is quite the process. well, still ahead, life is stressful and everyone has a different way of dealing with it, but we're going to show you how a goat has a very unconventional coping mechanism. >> sarah: all right. plus metro police picketing outside of city hall. the changes they want made to their police station. >> nicole: and a former celtics' coach cracks under
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>> wren: well, we saw some pretty appreciable rainfall yesterday, about half an inch in boston. reports up to an inch and a half. a couple spots closer to two inches of rain. this morning we're dry, but we're dealing with some fog, some of which is dense. so a dense f effect until 9:00. this morning in vermont, southern new hampshire, as well as to our west, west of worcester county, we're seeing these areas of fog, again some of which are pretty dense. this advisory may be extended into northern worcester county. you can see bedford to half a mile of visibility. definitely a little bit of slow traffic headed that way this morning. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the bruins showed up in philly short-handed last night, still
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fourth straight game with an injury. and fellow defenseman john-michael liles is out with a con suggestion he suffered on sunday against tampa bay. a frustrated claude julien sees his bruins down 2-0 to start the third period despite outshooting the flyers 30-15. but the b's skate all the way back. torey krug the blast. brad marchand with the rebound. in the eighth round of a shoot-out, shane beats rask. david backes had a chance to extend the shoot-out. but steve mason stopped him with the glove, mason did. the bruins fall 3-2 in the shoot-out. the clippers visiting. paul pierce starting over blake griffin who had the night off. pierce on the break has the chance to show he can still get up. not quite at age 39. doesn't have that lift. chris paul swoops in and provides the c.p.r. pierce can only laugh in his final nba season.
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player of the year after the red sox righty rebounded from a disappointing first season in boston to win the cy young award. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> nicole: well, former patriots' quarterback drew bledsoe honored at the tradition awards last night at the t.d. garden. he's reminding fans while tom brady always tries to play through injuries. i bet you can guess why. you know the history. 15 years ago bledsoe took a big hit while playing for the jets. injury, and, you know, brady took over. >> tommy, he just keeps showing up day after day and going to work. i also think he did learn a hard lesson watching me. hey, man, if you get hurt, you never know if your job is going to be there, so he's trying the stay on the field and not get out of there so the garoppolos of the world can't take his job. he was never nipping at my heels. i got hurt. once i got hurt, he came in and
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the very definition of bittersweet. really happy for the team, but heartbroken that i couldn't be out there on the field. >> sarah: former celtics' coach doc rivers getting ejected last night. rivers became engaged with the officials. he received a double technical and was thrown out. the clippers would go on to lose in double overtime. >> nicole: well, straight ahead at 5:30, a mystery on the streets of new zealand. so who is cones and causing problems for drivers? >> sarah: a new law the legalize marijuana set to start in december. why lawmakers say they might have to postpone it. >> nicole: and a story you'll see on just one station. man accused of picking his son up from school drunk. his own son calling police. [ bell clangs ] celebrate the holidays with delicious dunkin' coffee. stop by dunkin' donuts for two k-cup boxes for $15.99
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destroyed. >> sarah: also a story you'll see on just one station. a father caught drinking and driving after picking his son up from school this morning we learn it's not first offense. >> nicole: then getting to and from patriots' games is about to become a lot easier. where you can expect to see the newest commuter rail line. >> sarah: a special ceremony recognizing the firefighter of the year and paying tribute to all who serve. >>hi england." >> nicole: thanks for waking up us with. it's 5:30. i'm nicole oliverio in for christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. will els get a check of the forecast with wren clair. it was so rainy yesterday. >> wren: it was. a lot of areas seeing an inch of rain late last night. that did taper off. we are quickly drying out, but we have more rain headed our way. this morning dense fog to our north, new hampshire and vermont under a dense fog advisory.
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this fog. nashua, bedford, norwood all looking at visibility down to under a mile. that's going to be an inconvenience if you are headed out that way. count on reduced visibility through the morning hours. it will take a while for this to mix out. temperature-wise, we'll be right around average in the upper 40s, the chance for rain again returning by the late-morning hours. but our best shot of rainy weather will be through this afternoon and into tonight. >> nicole: now it's time for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, nicole. good morning, everyone.he expressway. 5:30, but already some stop-and-go traffic. that's because we are watching an accident in dorchester. so let's go to the maps. that's northbound on the expressway. the left lane is blocked at columbia road because of that crash. south of town, you're in good shape on route 3, 24 and 95. the pike wide open all the way out to framingham this morning. not seeing any issues. route 2 and 3 looking good. 93 fine still back to 495 and no issues heading into boston on route 1 this morning.
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out the door. 14 minutes braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we're following breaking news now. attlee three people have been killed after a tornado tears through northern alabama. the twister slammed a 24-hour day care center, critically injuring four people there. also a church is among more than a dozen buildings destroyed. rescue crews are sifting through damage and debris. now to the day's other top stories. to the rest of these stories. the fire chief in dighton accused of abusing a job perk. officials say anton roderick used his clothing allowance to purchase women's workout gear. according to court document, police say he altered some receipts to say menswear. roderick claims he likes clothing with a slim fit, but officers believe he bought the
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will meet to discuss roderick's job. we're learning more about the suspected robber killed in an officer-involved shooting in lynn. 41-year-old michael mcguinness died in the hospital after an officer shot him. sources tell 7news mcguinness just got out of prison and has a long history of robbery, including this robbery at a sef live in malden when abelderly woman tried the fight him off. are trying to figure out what sparked the fierce flames that displaced 40 people. one woman was trapped on the third floor when the fire started yesterday afternoon, but she was rescued by firefighters. >> nicole: now on just one station, an everett man facing serious charge, accused of picking up his child from school drunk. but that was just the start of his trouble. police say they arrested him twice in just a matter of hours. 7's nancy chen is live in everett with the story you'll only see here.
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>> nancy: nicole, good morning to you. you're absolutely right. the trouble started when this man went to pick up his son from school. police say he was drunk and then later on this same day, his older son called police to tell him that his father once again driving while intoxicated. hands to his mouth, steven byrnes handcuffed and bruised listens to his court charges read allowed, a reminder he's been arrested for drunk driving eight times before. >> the defendant has been convicted of influence of liquor approximately eight prior times. >> police say while he was picking up his son from school on monday, the 52-year-old everett man was noticeably intoxicated, raising the alert of the principal. >> the principal was concerned that an intoxicated parent was about to drive a child home. >> investigators say byrnes
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the man's son says his father sometimes gets this way when he drinks. hours later he was out of jail. another son in his 20s called police saying he was drunk again while riding a motorcycle, leading to his ninth total o.u.i. >> he was driving around on a yellow motorcycle. they were able to place the defendant under arrest. they located three smirnoff vodka nips in the defendant's pocket. >> and the defense arguing his last o.u.i. w another court hearing was set for next week. live in everett, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england". >> sarah: new this morning, a protest outside the medford city council meeting. several officers voiced their frustrations about the conditions inside their station. they filed a discrimination complaint raising problems of mold, broken windows and dirty showers. officers say the poor conditions affect their ability to do
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to do police work today because it's that antiquated. >> sarah: city officials say they are working on addressing the officers' concerns. >> nicole: massachusetts state leaders say procedural issues may postpone the legalization of recreational marijuana. so part one of the new law is set to take effect on december 15th. that will allow people to grow plants and have small amounts of marijuana on them. but secretary of state william galvin says the law won't take effect until it's certified by votes are counted, and there is no word yet on an exact date when that will be complete. and transit police have arrested this man, who they say attacked an elderly man at harvard square station. officials say the elderly man complained that the suspect was smoking on the platform and that's when he struck that elderly man in the face. that suspect now facing assault and battery charges. >> sarah: some local firefighters getting top honors.
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tuesday. firefighters from 11 different departments from across the state were honored. members of the lynn fire department were honored after they risked their lives to save dozens of people in a fire last december that claimed four lives. and members of the fitchburg fire department took home top honors for racing to try and save people inside a burning home back in february. governor baker says he's grateful to the firefighters for their bravery. >> they all represent i think in some respects special moments difficult decisions and put themselves in harm's way. and they did so immediately and without hesitation. and in many cases they saved other people's lives as a result. >> sarah: retired state fire marshal shall steven cohen was also recognized her fis service as the longest-serving fire marshal in the state's history. all i have to say is we've been looking at the 2017 boston firefighter's calendar, you guys should check it out. it's all for a good cause. >> nicole: definitely check it out.
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an amazing organization. >> sarah: yes, yes. but more importantly, just get the calendar. >> nicole: still ahead on 7news, new details in the apparent kidnapping of a california mother. why her husband's statement is causing trouble for investigators. >> sarah: then convicted killer aaron hernandez heading back the court. this time he's the one filing a lawsuit. >> nicole: plus a crazy cheeto combination at taco bell. where you can find this new item if you dare. >> wren: headed our way shortly. take a look coming up after the break. >> danielle: and it's already slow on the expressway behind me. that's because we're watching an accident northbound at columbia road, the left lane blocked
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. >> sarah: trending today, a couple sneaky birds are making things pretty tough for drivers in new zealand. they can be seen moving road cones and knocking them down outside of a tunnel. drivers have been forced to swerve around the cone to avoid hitting them. officials say they are looking
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>> nicole: i feel like they're doing that on purpose. >> sarah: i know, right? they're smarter than we think. >> nicole: all right. well, taco bell quesadillas have become even more cheesy in the philippines. the fast food restaurant has a cheetos quesadilla, a quesadilla stuffed with cheetos chips. no word on whether that will some day become available in the states. >> sarah: a special costume on a goat in new jersey. the owner put a duck costume on the anima and it actually worked. she says the goat has been happy every time it wears the costume. if you see pictures of it on social media she's pushing it through the grocery store. >> nicole: it's so adorable. maybe the get has always wanted to be a duck. >> sarah: maybe so. >> nicole: oh, look. >> sarah: i feel like this is a book in the making. >> nicole: you could write a great children's story about this. >> sarah: we'll do it. >> nicole: a man hit while leaving a brockton bar.
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>> reporter: and a local fire chief with his job on the line. what town officials are accusing him of doing coming up. >> sarah: and this painting sparks some major controversy. so why did officials at salem state decide to put it back up.
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>> sarah: welcome back. it's 5:45. time now for everything you need the start you day off right.
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need to know and go. first up, wren clair. >> wren: we've dried out very briefly this morning. we are dealing with fog. some of this has been dense. a dense fog advisory to our north and west, much of worcester county. we're all dealing with some of this fog. take a look at where you're at. you can see those low-lying areas really struggling with this fog. visibility down to under a mile in bedford, under a mile in norwood. it's going to be a while for this to scoot on out of here. definitely through the morning commute. it will gradually improve as we head into the late morning hours. we have chance for rain again today. rain. it really starts the pull through as we head into the afternoon. by lunchtime stray showers definitely a possibility. later in the afternoon, 2:00, 3:00, into tonight, we keep seeing that weather enter tomorrow morning, as well. today temperatures are going to be pretty mild in the upper 40s, low 50s. not as warm as what we saw around 8:00 last night. we reached 50 degrees here in boston actually. tonight we're looking at temperatures pretty close to our highs. we don't cool down too much. we do see those showers all
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by tomorrow morning, i think a lot of spots looking at an inch, an inch and a half of rainfall into this afternoon and tomorrow. your 7 on 7 forecast showing very mild temperatures as we welcome the month of december. we're in the talking about snow, but we this cool down into next week. >> nicole: wren, thank you. we're following breaking news out of chinatown. we have a major water main break. you see that garbage can right there just floating down the road. so we're told that b right now. now, police and fire are on the scene, and they're trying to get this water main break under control. >> nicole: all right. time now for fast track traffic. danielle, is this affecting the roads at all? >> danielle: we have an accident in dorchester. because of that traffic northbound is stop stop and go. let's go to the maps. i seal show you where that is.
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that incident. south of town we have a multi-vehicle crash on 495 northbound at route 105. and reportedly several cars went into the woods because of that incident there. the pike wide open all the way back the framingham. not seeing any issues this morning. route 2 and 3 looking good. 93 not too bad, back to 495. and you're problem-free heading into boston on route 1. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. braie into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well, this morning. back to you, guys. >> nicole: and we're following another breaking news story this morning. deadly storms strike the south. at least three people are dead after a tornado tore through northern alabama. the twister slammed enter a 24-hour day care center critically injuring four people there. now more than a dozen buildings have been destroyed, including a church and a shopping plaza. rescue crews right now are sifting through the damage and
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>> sarah: today the fire chief in indicton may learn he's out of a job. >> nicole: he's accused of firing women's clothing with taxpayer money. jennifer eagan is live in dighton where the emergency meeting will be held to discuss his future. jen? >> jennifer: nicole, a town selectman says she believes an investigation will reveal thousands of dollars worth of discrepancies. the town's fire chief appeared in court yesterday. investigators say he with the at least four items of women's clothe, altered the receipts to make purchases clothes and submitted the receipts to town for reimburse. under the town clothing allowance. according to court document, a state trooper was interviewing chief anton roderick, roderick reportedly insisted on trying on some of the clothes to show they did indeed fit him. roderick was arraigned on charges including larceny under $250 and making false statements to police. those purchases were made back in september. a town selectman says they'll be doing an audit of the fire department's finance, looking
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today also the town will hold an emergency meeting to decide whether or not they should suspend or possibly fire the chief. live in dighton this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: convicted killer aaron hernandez is suing a company that records prison phone calls for failing to keep his calls private. the former patriots' tight end filed a suit against dallas-based scuritechnology for negligence and an invasion of privacy. an unknown person hernandez's calls while at the suffolk house of corrections in 2014 and released the content. hernandez was convicted of killing odin lloyd last year. regular commuter rail service to and from foxborough has been approved. last night foxborough's board of selectmen voted 4-1 in favor of a pilot program for a commuter rail station in the town. according to the foxborough paper, the mbta wants to include
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gillette stadium. service is set to begin in late 2017 or early 2018. >> nicole: a man was driving when he hit a man crossing the street outside a bar on thanksgiving night. he's charged with hit-and-run resulting in death. goncalves told police he was driving a were rowed jaguar when he hit the victim. he panicked the night of the accident and hasn't slept since. >> sarah: dozens of people arrested in camid protesting for a $15 minimum wage. 34 people including a state lawmaker were arrested yesterday. the group raised that demonstration outside a mcdonald's. the fight for 15 is a nationwide effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. protests were held around the country, including in georgia, illinois and new york. >> nicole: salem state university has decided to reopen a controversial art exhibit. so this decision was made after a meeting between students and
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so the art exhibit was shut down last week after complaints about a painting depicting members of the can k.k.k. school leaders said they will post a warning and put a special curtain over that painting. >> sarah: new details in the apparent kidnapping of a california mother. police say they have a problem with her husband releasing information about the incident. sherri papini's husband released a statement after she was found on a road on thanksgiving day. he said she was and she now weighs less than 90 pounds after she says two women kidnapped her earlier this month. police say they did not want to release those details yet to the public. >> it's not first hurdle in this investigation that we've had. we've overcome many of them, not just in this case, but there are surprises in all investigations. so this is just... it wasn't good timing. >> nicole: right now police
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surveillance video to try to find her kidnappers. >> hundreds of thus of people in cuba paying their respects to the late fidel castro. they packed into revolution plaza in havana last night. some chanted, raised flags and cried as they remembered their former leader. castro used to deliver speeches in this spot when he was in power. castro's younger brother spoke to the crowd. and a home exexplodes in new york, trapping a mom and dog inside. police say the woman was waiting for her three kids to get home from school when her house just that woman was trapped in the rubble but somehow managed to escape with the family's dog. she was expected to be okay. the cause of the blast is under investigation. >> nicole: police in new york city on the hunt for this man who they say stole more than $1 million in gold flakes. the man stole the gold from an armored car. they say the pail weighs 86 pounds. they're not sure if he knew what he was stealing. country star kenny chesney has
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he will now perform at back-to-back nights at gillette stadium in august on the 25th and 26th. tickets for both concerts go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on friday. >> nicole: and the new "star wars" movie is already breaking becomes office records even before it hits the theaters. the "star wars: rogue one" has sold the highest number of presale tickets in becomes of it's set to hit theaters in december. >> sarah: a luckry lottery ticket has made 20 cowork centers tennessee much richer. they entered an office pool over the weekend and won the $41 million powerball jackpot. -- $421 million powerball jackpot. they chose the lump some of $254 million. we need to do they? why aren't we everything? >> nicole: kris anderson said,
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greedy. >> wren: as we head into today, you may want to ready those low beams. patchy fog and more rain headed our way. similar in terms of rainfall totals to what we saw yesterday, which was heavy rain and also similar in terms of timing. so most of this will pull through as we head into the afternoon. this morning our main concern is that fog we're seeing, some of which is on the denser side. a dense fog advisory in effect until 9:00. we'll continue the see the chance for patchy fog into tonight. rain looks likely as we head into the afternoon temperatures tonight stay above average in the mid to upper 40s for most of us. but tomorrow, first day of december, we're talking 56 degrees for the high. just a slight chance for some early morning showers, and we'll gradually clear out our cloud cover. >> nicole: i like to hear that. >> sarah: me too. warm weather? keep it around. >> nicole: there's still another hour of news ahead on "today in new england." next at 6:00, families forced out of their home by fierce flames in lawrence. one woman was actually trapped inside. the rush to rescue her from the
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>> kris: breaking news. devastating storms tear through the south. a tornado leaving several dead in alabama. >> nicole: under fire. a local chief's job on the line after he's accused of spending taxpayer money on women's clothing. >> kris: plus an officer opens fire, killing a suspect in lynn. an we've learned that the alleged robber was no stranger
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out. a woman trapped inside. >> thankfully everybody got out. >> nicole: now several families left without a home. >> kris: a dinner date turned job interview. >> these discussions i've had with him have been enlightening. >> kris: mitt romney sits down with president-elect donald trump with his cabinet hopes on the line. >> nicole: and the stars come out in force to support boston children's hospital. why one big name couldn't be there. >> kris: and we're following this morning. take a look at those streets, flooded not by rain, but because of a huge water main break. it's creating quite the mess. we'll check in on that in just a moment. good morning to you. thanks so much for making you part of your day. i'm kris anderson. >> nicole: and i'm nicole oliverio in for christa. we were talking about it felt warm this morning, but there was a lot of fog on the way in. >> kris: those fronts, the storms coming in and bringing with it warmer temperatures. nice to feel that break from the
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warmed up last night, so in the afternoon we were in the low 50s, up 40s, around 8:00, 9:00, a lot of us were around 60 degrees. temperatures have fallen since then. right now we're dealing with patchy fog, some of which is definitely dense. even though we're dry and we're dealing with patchy fog. that advisory in effect until 9:00 to our north, and to our west, we'll want to be ready for more rainfall headed our way. a second round of rain will greet us in the afternoon. make sure to grab an umbrella and rain jacket. patchy fog isn't a visibility down to under a mile in many spots. it will take a while for this will to let up. count on a foggy morning. temperatures right around average in the upper 40s. >> kris: back to the breaking story out of china town. a live look at the major water main break right in the middle of the street. you see the water flooding kneeland street at the intersection of washington right now. we're told that both of the streets are shut down at the moment, and police and fire on the scene trying to get that
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and then clear away the water somehow. let's get over to danielle gersh with a peek at the roadways. that's obviously going to cause some headaches if you're in the china town area. >> wren: absolutely, kris. for now it doesn't look like it's causing too much congestion. >> danielle: the expressway is whacked up. i'll tell you why in a second. but let's get to the maps and talk about that water main break. washington street and kneeland street is closed, as you just saw. no cars getting by. no word on when they're expected to reopen. on the e crash northbound. that's at columbia road. the left lane is blocked. there you just saw the traffic that's causing. also south of town on 495, we have a multi-vehicle crash northbound at route 105. so it's already really busy out there. the pike not looking too bad. north of town on route 2 and 3, you're in pretty good shape. 93 also not too bad. you're problem-free heading into town on route 1 so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. already 26 minutes northbound on
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from 128 and 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge also 12 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> we're following breaking news. at least three people are dead after a tornado tore through northern alabama. the twister slammed into a 24-hour day care center, critically injuring four people there. so more than a dozen buildings have been destroyed. that includes a church and a shopping plaza. >> kris: happening today, a town selectman in dighton investigating a fire chief accused of misusing funds. >> nicole: he's accused of misusing money for work to buy women's clothes. general, this chief could lose his job. >> jennifer: nicole, town officials will decide what action the take some time later this morning. one town selectman says he believes an investigation will reveal thousands of dollars in
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dighton fire chief anton roderick accused of abusing a perk that comes with the job. town officials say roderick used his clothing allowance to purchase women's workout gear and lied about it to police. according to court document, the chief allegedly altered some receipts to say menswear when he submitted them for reimbursement. roderick told investigators he prefers a slim fit, which is why he shopped for the women's items, but after a month-long investigation, roderick was charged with violating employee standards of conduct and larceny. police believe he bought that clothing worth $250 for someone else. the chairman of the dighton board of selectmen is calling an emergency meeting to discuss suspending or firing the chief, saying there is more to the story. >> after tomorrow, those figures are going to change. there has been a substantial amount more that has shown up, and i mean substantial. >> hundreds, thousands? >> thousands. >> jennifer: and during an
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roderick reportedly insisted on trying on some of the clothes to show they did, in fact, fit him. live in dighton this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: right now police are searching for a driver who was involved in a serious hit and run. it happened in taunton on state street last night. police say the driver hit man with a pick-up truck, dragging him then two blocks before driving off. that victim is in serious condition after suffering a severe leg injury. >> nicole: and right now we're learng suspect in lynn that police shot and killed early tuesday morning. it turns out that man has a lengthy criminal history. 's victoria warren is live in lib -- lynn with more. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. sources telling us he just got out of prison. yesterday morning police say he walked into this gas station here in lynn behind me, demanding money, saying he had a gun, and that's something sources say the suspect has done
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>> shots fired. shots fired. >> victoria: police opening fire in lynn, shooting and killing a man suspected in a violent robbery at a gas station. >> the individual had his hand in his pockets. the officers ordered him to show his hands. he refused to do so. he continued to come at the officers. they moved back to try to create distance. eventually one of the officers fired his weapon. >> victoria: 41-year-old michael mcguinness died in the hospital. sources telling 7news mcguinness just got out of prison and has a long history of robbery. in 2010 this surveillance video went viral, showing a 75 in to help a clerk as police say mcguinness jumped behind the counter, strong-arming him to hand over the money. early tuesday in lynn, police say he was at it again, struggling with the clerk at this gas station and making off with $150. >> an individual went in there claimed he was armed with a firearm, come to rob the store. a violent struggle ensued with the clerk of the store. >> victoria: the clerk was okay. now the district attorney's
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officer opening fire. and the two police officers involved yesterday were not hurt. lynn's police chief not saying if they recovered a weapon. he says that is part of the continuing investigation. live this morning in lynn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: this morning investigators are trying to figure out what caused this fire right here that displaced about 30 people in lawrence. one woman was trapped up on the third floor when the flames started sdi multifamily home over on east haverhill street. >> that was mostly my worry, that somebody was still stuck in apartments. >> it was so fast, so fast. as soon as we got out, there was the third floor like blew up on that side. >> very lucky to be alive. >> kris: very fortunate. there one firefighter and another woman were both taken to the hospital. they both had non-life-threatening injuries. >> happening now, officials are starting to assess the damage to
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after an out-of-control wildfire. take a look at this video here this morning. we're getting our first look at some of the devastation left behind after those flames tore through that area. officials say the wildfire killed at least three people. the flames burned roughly 15,000 acres of land. more than 250 buildings in the ski resort town of gatlinburg and pigeon forge were destroyed by that fire. >> nicole: soccer fans in brazil are mourning after a team tragedy. 71 people wereil plane carrying a brazilian professional soccer team and journalists crashed in columbia. last night fans and family members gathered at the team's arena to pay their respects. today investigators will continue to try to figure out exactly what caused that plane to crash. officials have already recovered the plane's black boxes. >> kris: high profile meeting in the trump transition.?the prh mitt romney. former massachusetts governor romney joining donald trump for dinner in new york city, and this morning the president-elect is igniting a bit of controversy
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sarah's back with more on this story. >> sarah: thanks, kris. this morning president-elect trump has people talking with a tweet he sent out yesterday morning that has to do with the first amendment. this as former massachusetts governor mitt romney is speaking out about his dinner date with the president-elect. the president-elect donald trump, mitt romney and reince priebus arieftion to dinner in new york. it's s governor romney has met with president-elect trump as he considers romney for secretary of state. >> i've had a wonderful evening with president-elect trump. we have another discussion about affairs throughout the world. >> sarah: the former massachusetts governor seemed hopeful by a possible spot in the cabinet. >> i have to tell you, i've been impressed by the transition effort, the people he's selected as members of his cabinet are solid, effective, capable people. >> sarah: it ended a busy day for the transition team. tuesday former wall street executive steven mnuchin was
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elaine chao selected as transportation secretary. she was labor secretary under president george w. bush. despite naming several people to his cabinet, the president-elect's tweets getting a lot of attention. tuesday morning he tweeted, "nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag. if they do, there must be consequence, perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail." a harsh punishment for an act the supreme court ruled was legal and protected by the first amendment. many republicans disagreeing with the comments. >> i thinkhe punishment, but right now the supreme court decision is that people are free to express themselves. >> sarah: the president-elect will appear with carrier officials in indiana on thursday to announce they struck a deal with the company to keep almost $1,000 jobs in the states instead of going to mexico. guys, back to you. >> nicole: sarah, thank you. still ahead this morning, an everett father back in court
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in danger. >> sarah:. >> kris: plus a controversial spating that sparked debate is coming back. the changes salem state is making to that exhibit. >> nicole: and celebrities turning out for a children's hospital gala. find out who couldn't make it on the night he was set to be honored. >> wren: and grab your raincoat. we're getting ready for another soaker of the system shortly. i'll have the timing after the break. >> kris: a different kind of soaker. breaking news in chinatown. >> danielle: and major delays on the expressway this morning becausf dorchester at columbia road. the left lane is blocked. we'll have more on that coming up. >> kris: and we'll have a traffic situation in china town this morning. take a look at this. a water main break right there. and it's a major situation, shutting down a couple streets in that area. we'll have a recap in a live
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>> nicole: we're following breaking news out of chinatown. right now you're taking a live look at major water main break. you can see water just completely flooded kneeland street at the intersection of washington street. right now we're told that both of those streets have been shut down. you can see firefighters are there on the scene trying to get this break under control. >> kris: look how far down you see the trucks. you can imagine it goes all the way down. >> nicole: it was raging pretty good. it had that garbage can going right down. >> kris: that's good news. maybe they have the water shut off. now they have to figure out what to do with all the water on the streets. we have to figure out what to do with the rain that's coming our way. it was heavy yesterday at times. >> wren: it was. take a look at these rainfall totals. not shabby at all. half an inch of rain in boston. half an inch in norwood. to our south, close to two
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you can see over an inch in plymouth, as well. today we'll see a repeat of it and a repeat in timing pretty much. right now dry skies. you see that moisture creeping in from our southwest. that trend will continue as we head into today. right now our main concern is fog. it has been dense here. you can see a dense fog advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. to our north as well as to our west. we're seeing that fog throughout southern new england. so reduced visibility in norwood. visibility actually under a mile. there i w count on a slower commute here. as you head into the rest of your day, here's what we're looking at in terms of a chance for rain. this morning dry conditions. around lunchtime spotty showers possible. but our best shot at wet weather increases as we head into the later afternoon. heavy rain at times similar to yesterday. by 2:00 we could have bands of rain pushing through, but most likely the most heaviest rain pulls true by the later afternoon into your commute home
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exactly what we saw yesterday with an convenience. we have the same setup. showers continue into tonight, and pockets of orange and yellow indicating the potential for heavy rainfall, as well. late tonight, we're still seeing widespread showers, some of which are pretty heavy that. pushes out quickly for us. by 8:00 or 9:00, we're drying out. sunshine into tomorrow. we could see a couple peeks of sunshine. cloudy, patchy fog through the morning hours and the likely chance for r we're still dealing with patchying if into tomorrow morning. a foggy couple days for us temperature-wise. we this stay mild. lows in the mid to upper 40s for us, but check out these gusty conditions. wind gusts pick up into tonight, and they continue into tomorrow, as well. tomorrow will be breezy, but again, we're drying out. and for the first day of december, 55 degrees is not a bad situation. a lot of us actually probably
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cooling down into next week. enjoy the mild conditions while they last. >> kris: wren,, thanks so much. we know that water main break will cause problems downtown, but getting to downtown, there's a serious situation on the expressway. >> danielle: i'd say so. the expressway backed up all the way to the braintree split since about 5:30 a.m. because of a crash in dorchester. so will let's go to the maps. it is northbound at columbia road. the left lane is blocked from this. we're hearing it's a pretty serious accident. also way to northbound at route 105, we have another crash. this is a multi-vehicle crash, and hearing two cars went into the woods there from that incident. the pike investigate down from nominee, and then you're slowing investigate into boston. but not seeing any major delays eastbound on the pike. route 2 and 3 looking pretty good. 93 stop and go back to 495. we have a new incident on route 1 southbound in saugus. that's just popping up there. and then that water main break that you just saw, that is in
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those streets are closed. there take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes northbound on the expressway. braintree to boston, 12 minutes. into town on the pike from 128, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 15 minutes this morning. the "t" and commuter rail both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> nicole: also on 7, a star-studded night to helps be children's hospital, although one local sports star was a no-show. rob gronkowski wasn't able that attend the gala. >> sarah: that didn't stop other big names from showing up for this amazing cause. sarah is back with more on that story. >> sarah: the guy you're talking about, patriots' tight end rob gronkowski, was the night's big honoree, receiving the 2016 champion award. but he wasn't able to attend the event due to his injury. this is the annual champions for children's gala, a way to support boston children's hospital and the community. jay leno, who grew up in andover, massachusetts, was a
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>> it's very exciting. this is my hometown. it's boston and it's kids. i don't know anybody who hasn't been affected by boston children's hospital. either someone in your family or somebody else's family or a kid down the street. >> sarah: the annual fund-raiser has raised more than $42 million for patients and families at boston's children's. business leaders and boston athletes attended last night's event. >> i'm happy i'm able to put a smile on somebody's face. i can't play football forever, sole well go out and do as much as i can for the community. >> sarah: nate solder is an offensive lineman for the new england patriots and has been touched personally by boston children's hospital. his one-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer late last year. >> they came to us in a time of great need. they've been there through the entire process, holding us up through a very difficult time in our lives and our son's struggles. to have a place like
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the ice bucket challenge, pete frates, receiving the corey c. griffin humanitarian award at that special event. so a really special night. >> nicole: now know gronk couldn't be, there but i have seen him at the hospital playing with kids in his patriots' p.j.s. >> kris: he did a lot to earn that award. we wish him well and hope he's feeling better. still ahead, comeback for the b's, but was it enough for the bruins to steal that win? >> nicole: a former celtics' star in the s
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>> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. the bruins showed up in philly short-handed last night, still
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a fourth straight game with an injury. and fellow defenseman john-michael liles is out with a concussion he suffered on sunday against tampa bay. a frustrated claude julien sees his bruins down 2-0 to start the third period despite outshooting the flyers 30-15. but the b's skate all the way back. torey krug the blast. brad marchand with the rebound. in the eighth round of a shoot-out, shane skates in and beats rask. david backes had a chance to extend the shoot-out. but steve mason stopped him with he had 45 saves, mason did. the bruins fall 3-2 in the shoot-out. the clippers visiting the nets. paul pierce starting over blake griffin who had the night off. pierce on the break has the chance to show he can still get up. not quite at age 39. doesn't have that lift. chris paul swoops in and provides the c.p.r. pierce can only laugh in his final nba season. and rick porcello named the american league's comeback player of the year after the red sox righty rebounded from a disappointing first season in boston to win the cy young
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i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> nicole: and we have much more ahead at 6:30. dozens arrested, including a state lawmaker. the cause these protesters in cambridge were fighting over. >> kris: and next stop, gillette stadium. the program that will be bringing the commuter rail to foxborough. >> nicole: and we continue to stay on top of breaking news in chinatown where a massive water
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>> kris: a father facing serious charges, accused of driving drunk for the ninth time. the latest arrest at a school. it's a story you'll see on just one station. >> nicole: a controversial exhibit set to reopen, but some big changes are coming to salem state. >> kris: then a purse snatched. the suspect caught on camera. >> this is a good community here in falmouth. >> it's an awful thing at this
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>> kris: police hoping these pictures will lead the a break in the case. >> nicole: plus aaron hernandez set to sue after someone gets their hands on his calls from behind bars. ? have another beer ? >> kris: first it was a one-night only show, but now the country superstar is making another big announcement here in new england. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: and good morning. i'm nicole oliverio in for christa delcamp. >> kris: and i'm kris anderson. we're talking more rain today after the we had some severe showers. >> nicole: we're waiting to put up all of our decorations until the rain goes away. >> kris: i had a lot up yesterday. i had the take a break. all the inflatables are up, the lights are not. >> wren: of course they are, kris. today is not the day the put up the christmas decorations or any holiday decorations you may have. i'd wait one more day here. as we head into tomorrow, things will look better. this morning a dense fog advisory to our north and west. but we having if throughout southern new england.
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commutes out there. visibility reduced to under a mile in parts. this will gradually improve as we head into the morning hours. right now we're seeing predominantly dry skies. moisture pushing in from our southwest. that trend will increase as we head enter today. an we are looking at some rain headed our way, some of which could be heavy, especially as we head into the afternoon, through tonight. pretty much a repeat of what we saw yesterday in terms of rainfall totals and timing. >> kris: we're staying on top of breaking town. look how deep the water is with that firefighter walking there. a water main break causing big problems in that china town neighborhood. crews are working to try to get things under control. 7's nancy chen is live on the scene with all the breaking details. nancy? >> nancy: kris, good morning to you. we're two blocks west from the actual scene itself. but even here you can see there's a huge mess of water as this is continuing to flow.
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break. traffic, though, being diverted. police officers are out here on kneeland telling people to go the other direction, you can only imagine how bad this will get has the morning commute continues to go on into the peak hour. you see people trying to make their way through this. big thing for commuters here as they come into this area. but what you're taking a look at is video from the scenes of the water main break itself at washington. that's where all of this we're hearing traffic is being diverted on the other side of us from harrison all the way up to stewart street. but it's right in front of the area of jaw hoe coffee, if you know that area at all. water main break out there. a huge mess to tell you about. so if you're in the area, and a lot of people will be coming out here, obviously at tufts medical center and children's hospital, people coming into work. so this is something to be aware of if you're in the area. try to avoid it if you can.
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town. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. another situation to watch on the expressway. >> danielle: yeah, on the expressway. it's really busy out there this morning, you guys. the expressway has been backed up all morning long because of an accident we're watching northbound in dorchester. let's go to the maps. the left lane is blocked. this is a pretty serious crash northbound at columbia road. so that has things backed up there. also way south of town on 4895 northbound a a crash, two cars apparently went off into the woods. the pike slow and go from framingham into boston. not seeing any major issues there. we now have a new accident in sawing on route 1 southbound. that's at lynn street there. and then that water main break also in downtown boston and china town, that has washington street closed at kneeland street. that's causings some issues. there take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. half an hour on the expressway northbound.
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and then 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 24 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail, though, both running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> nicole: danielle, thank you. the time is 6:34. we're taking a check of today's top stories. the dighton fire chief is set to face selectmen in an emergency meeting as he faces criminal charge allegations. officials say anton roderick used his own clothing allowance to purchase women's workout gear. according to court documents, police say he altered recs town selectmen will decide whether to suspend or fire roderick during this meeting. we're learning more about the suspected robber killed inen a officer-involved shooting in lynn. 41-year-old michael mcguinness died at the hospital after an officer shot him yesterday morning. sources telling 7news that mcguinness just got out of prison and has a long history of crimes, including robberies. so according to this, robbery at 7-eleven in malden in 2010, an
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>> kris: now a story you'll see on just one station. a father appearing in court after allegedly driving drunk twice in the same day. 52-year-old steven byrnes was arrested monday after allegedly picking up his child from school while drunk. later that day, his older son called police to tell him his father was driving drunk once again. this is byrnes' ninth o.u.i. arrest back in court again next week. also this morning, salem state univerty the decision was made after a meeting between students and staff members about the exhibit. the art installation was shut down after some complaints about a painting depicting members of the k.k.k. school officials say they will post warning signs and put up a special curtain over that particular painting. >> the overall outcome offers gains for both those concerns about the exhibit and those concerned about the freedom of expression and builds on what
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>> kris: school officials plan to expand artist's descriptions. >> nicole: dozens of people arrested in cambridge while protesting for a $15 minimum wage. 34 people including a state lawmaker were arrested yesterday. cambridge police tweeted that the arrests were preplanned. the group raise up massachusetts organized the demonstration outside of a milk donald's. the fight for 15 is a nationwide effort to raise the minimum wage to protests held around the country including georgia, illinois, and new york where two dozen people were also arrested. >> nicole: new details about the commuter rail coming in this morning. regular service to and from foxborough has now been amoved. last night the foxborough board of selectedmen voted 4-1 in favor of a pilot program for a commuter rail station in the town. according to the foxborough patch, the mbta wants to include four round trips from the gillette stadium platform to
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2017 or early 2018. >> nicole: and local firefighters getting top honors from state officials. the firefighter of the year awares handed out in worcester yesterday. firefighters from 11 different departments from across the state were honored. members of the lynn fire department honored after they risked their lives to save dozens of people on the fire last december that killed four people. members of the fitchburg fire department took home top honors for racing to try and save people inside a burning home back in february. grateful for the firefighters for their bravery. >> they all represent i think in some respects a special moments where people had to make very difficult decisions and put themselves in harm's way, and they did so immediately and without hesitation, and in many cases saved other people's lives as a result. >> nicole: retired state fire marshal steven cohen also recognized for his service as the longest-serving fire marshal in state history.
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to be to decide who to honor because there are so many firefighters deserving of this. >> nicole: you forget all the work they do throughout the year. >> kris: absolutely. hats off to them and thanks for their service. still ahead, a thief caught on camera. a woman's purse snatched -- take a look at this -- right inside of a woman's store. >> nicole: and gold gone, a manhunt for a man who plucked a very valuable bucket from the back of an celebrate the holidays with delicious dunkin' coffee. stop by dunkin' donuts for two k-cup boxes for $15.99 or 3 pounds of packaged coffee for $19.99.
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hard-earned stuff. >> people are desperate. they get desperate this time of year. >> sarah: police say they have received several tips since posting the video on facebook. they say they continue reviewing this surveillance video to try to identify the purse snatcher. >> nicole: sarah, thank you. know and go is next with all of your day's top stories, including a convicted murderer set to sue, who aaron hernandez was taking to court. >> and a local fire chief with his job on the line. him of doing coming up. >> plus major water main break snarling traffic in boston's china town.
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>> it's 6:45rbg time the know and go. >> nicole: breaking news. deadly storms tear through action ab. >> reporter: a fire chief's job on the line over some alleged unusual purchases. >> nicole: the suspect shot and killed by police in lynn. what we have learned about his past problems with the law. >> kris: and a bucket bandit. but what's in the small container is worth more than $1 million. all right. it's time to know and go. we have all of your day's top stories coming your way. >> nicole: we want the start with traffic and weather. here's wren with last check of the forecast. >> wren: we're briefly dry right now. make sure to grab an umbrella or rain jacket before you head out the door. allalready to our southwest, wet
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later morning hours, this morning we're still fighting off fog. dense fog advisory to our north and west. this will gradually improve, the fog, through the morning hours. the likely chance for rain today by around lunch at time. we're looking at a 50/50 chance. spotty showers possible, b into the afternoon. by mid-afternoon we're looking at a likely chance for showers. that continues into tonight. and actually into early, early tomorrow morning. in terms of rainfall totals, pretty much a repeat of yesterday. a lot of us looking at half an inch of rain up to around an inch of rain possible by tomorrow, even locally more than that. highs today low 50s. upper 40s. breezier today into tonight. breezy tomorrow, as well. lows don't dip down too low at all. lows in the mid to upper 40s. but we are seeing those showers
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so by the time you're headed home from work, i think we're looking at a more difficult commute. but by tomorrow morning, a lot of this will move out early. a slight chance for an early morning shower between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., but by 8:00 or 9:00, we dry out with sunshine into the of your thursday forecast. >> we're staying on top of breaking news. a water main break causing big problems in boston's chinatown neighborhood. nancy chen is live at the scene with breaking details. nancy? >> nancy: nicole, good mornin quite the mess out here in boston's china town. i'm standing at the intersection of kneeland and harrison. we're about two blocks west from the actual water main break itself, but take a look at all of this. this is where traffic is being diverted to. all that standing water continues to flow. a lot of traffic now being snarled, as you can see. this is make thoroughfare. they're now blocking off, traffic being diverted at hair isn't and kneeland. on the other side, it's being stopped at stewart. this is creating a traffic
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people try to get in for work. it's happening at the height of rush hour, people trying to get into tufts medical center, as well, as children's hospital for their jobs. take a look at video from the scene of the water main break itself at washington street. that entire section flooded. this happened around just about after 5:00 a.m. and so they have been trying to clean it up. this still however at this point, this traffic is being blocked and traffic being told to go the other direction. so if you are cin aware of. try to avoid this area if you can. that's the latest live from chinatown, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: we know traffic will be affected downtown because of, that but also getting to downtown is a problem. >> you may want to avoid driving altogether. today it's a mess out there. here's a look at the expressway. and we've been watching an accident in dorchester for maybe two hours now. let's go to the maps. it's northbound at columbia road. the left lane blocked here because of this.
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mess this morning all the way back to the braintree split. south of town, not too bad on route 3, 24 and 95. you're just slowing down a little bit as you approach 128 there heading northbound. the pike stop and go from framingham into boston. and then we also have an accident we're watching in revere. this crash on route 1 southbound at lynn street. so will rest quickly take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 26 minutes to half an hour on the expressway northbound. 14 minutes into town on the pike and 2 minutes on 93 southbound, 128 to t >> nicole: we're following breaking news. at least three people are dead after a tord tore through northern, alabama. sarah is back with breaking details. >> nicole: the twister slammed into a 24-hour day care center, critically injuring more than a dozen children there. three people were killed in a mobile home in the northeastern alabama community. another person in the home was critically injured.
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homes and businesses that covered nearly half a mile. right now authorities were searching door to door for any other damage. possible tornadoes were also reported across several counties in northern alabama and southern tennessee. back to you. >> kris: all right. happening today, an emergency meeting in dighton after a clothing controversy and it involved the town's fire chief. officials say that he was misusing some funds. >> he's accused of spending that money on women's 7's jennifer eagan is live in indict whereon with details. >> jennifer: nicole, a town selectman says he believes an investigation will reveal thousands worth of discrepancies here. the town's fire chief appeared in court yesterday. investigators say he bought four items of women's clothe, altered the receipts to make the purchases look like men's clothes and submitted the receipts to the town under the town clothing allowance.
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roderick, road rick insisted on trying on the clothes to show they did, in fact, fit him. roderick was accused on making false statements to police and larceny. a the unselectman says they'll do a full audit of the fire department's finances. today found officials will hold a meeting later this morning to decide whether or not they should suspend or possibly fire the chief. live in dighton this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> nicole: and we're lrn killed by police in lynn early yesterday morning. turns out that man has a lengthy criminal history including this high-profile crime. 7's victoria warren is live in lynn with more. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. sources say he actually just got out of prison. yesterday he's accused of walking into this gas station here behind me, depending money, saying he had a gun and that's something sources say the suspect has done time and time again. now, lynn's police chief tells us his officers had no choice
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killing this man, saying that he was spotted by the officers with his hands in his pockets and he kept coming toward his officers despite them telling him to stop and show them his hands. 41-year-old michael mcguinness died at the hospital. sources telling 7news mcguinness just got out of prison and has a long history of robberies. back in 2010, this surveillance video went viral, showing a 75-year-old woman trying to jump in to help a clerk as police say mcguinness jumped behind the counter, strong arming hand over the money. so as for whether or not yesterday after this alleged robbery at this gulf station, lynn police recovered a weapon, that's something the lynn police chief would not comment on, saying it's part of the continuing investigation. live this morning in lynn, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: right now investigators are trying to figure out what caused this fierce fire. it displaced 30 people in
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started yesterday afternoon. she was rescued from the multifamily home over on east haverhill street. people who live there say it was frightening. >> that was mostly my worry, that somebody still stuck in the apartments. >> it was so fast, so fast. as soon as we got out, there was a third floor blew up on that side. very lucky to be alive. >> kris: one firefighter and another woman were both taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. >> nicole: a high-profile meeting in the t mitt romney joining the president-elect for dinner in new york city last night. this is the pair's third meeting. romney is in the running for the secretary of state position. he says the president-elect is doing a good job choosing his cab -- cabinet positions. >> i have to tell you, i have been impressed by the transition effort. the people he's selected as members of his cabinet are solid, effective, capable people. >> yesterday president-elect trump tweeted that people should face consequences for returning
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already ruled that act is protected under the first amendment. and happening now, officials starting to assess the damage to several resort towns in tennessee's smoky mountains after an out-of-control wildfire. officials say the wildfire killed three people. more than 250 buildings in the ski resort towns of gatlinburg and pigeon forge were destroyed. >> investigators have recovered the black boxes of a plane that crashed in columbia. anvi preliminary cause of the crash points to an electrical problem, but they also haven't ruled out the possibility that the plane ran out of fuel. 71 people were killed in that crash. 6 survived. three brazilian soccer players, two crew members and a journalist. >> convicted killer aaron hernandez is suing a company that records prison phone calls for failing to keep his calls private. the former patriots' tight end filed a suit against the dallas-
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privacy. an unknown person accessed hernandez's calls while at the suffolk house of corrections in 2014 and released the content. and police in new york city on the hunt for this man, who they say stole more than a million dollars in gold flakes. the man stole the gold from an armored car. police say the pail weighs 86 pounds. they're in the sure if the suspect knew exactly what he was stealing. >> kris: new england-based film manchester-by-the-sea is it was named best film by the marble board of review that. film stars massachusetts native casey affleck who also won best actor at the gotham independent film awards earlier this week. and a local woman's run on "the voice" has come to an end. dorchester native courtney harrel eliminated last night after she reached the top ten. great season she had. she said afterward that being on the show was one of the best experiences of her life, and that it helped her find her voice. she thanked everyone in boston for all of their support.
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do well. and kenny chesney fan, he's adding a second show at gillette this summer. >> i just wanted to say how excited i am that we're adding a second night to gillette stadium. >> and the country star already booked last friday in august for his only stadium show of the year. now fans will have the chance to see him two nights in a row. tickets more both shows go on sale friday. my guess is it's going to sell out very quickly. >> >> kris: people scrambling in the newsroom on friday the buy those tickets. >> nicole: and the weather will be nicer. >> wren: dry as we head into the end of your work week. today is the last soaker of a day. we needed the moisture. we have a good deal of moisture headed our way again. as we head into the afternoon, we have a likely chance for tomorrow by the mid to late afternoon through the overnight hours into tomorrow. >> kris: it's thursday. you guys can come over and help me put up my christmas lights. >> nicole: can't wait.
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good morning. breaking overnight, powerful storms sweep across the south. a string of tornados touching down in four states. at least five people killed, dozens injured. a day care center destroyed. while in tennessee, the fight against those raging wildfires enters a third day. >> it s apocalyptic almost. >> this morning a firsthand look at the damage and devastation from the worst fires there in more than a century. state dinner? despite their rocky past, mitt romney emerges from a late-night meeting with donald trump and heaps praise on the president-elect. >> enlightening and interesting and engaging. >> but is romney any closer to being the next secretary of

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