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up in flames killing a little y. what investigators are looking for inside that home this morning. >> sarah: and why a miss universe contestant was stripped of her title moments after being crowned. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good monday morn, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: hope you had fantastic weekend. i'm christa delcamp. it was cooler on saturday and sunday. we're talking about first day of winter later on today? >> bri: it is first day of winter. tonight, 11:48, is your winter solstice. the colder weather was a benefit to you guys because i did some baking. a lot of cloud cover with us. we will have some peeks of sunshine. we keep the wet weather away million we head into the next few day, but it looks like we're dry today. how about the mild air that will be creeping in for us. our forecast looks a whole lot more like spring than it does like winter despite the winter solstice.
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fairly mild as we start the day, and then windy this afternoon, mild with highs near 50 degrees. and then tonight mild again, cloud cover keeping that warmer air in near the surface. how about flirting with 70 degrees as we get into christmas eve. honestly, i cannot believe we'll cover that with more details coming up in a few minutes. >> christa: all right. time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over to daniel -- danielle gersh. >> jeremy: thanks, sarah. route 1 heading into boston looks good. no delays to tell you about on 93 either. the pike, you're fine to framingham. all green heading into boston. let's go to the expressway from the braintree split into town. just nine minutes. and then south of town route 24, no delays. 95 no delays, and route 3 no delays. your drive time if you're getting ready to head out the door, the expressway, the split to the tunnel looking pretty good. so far the "t" is on time.
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>> sarah: due to popular demand, we have now cloned danielle. thank you so much. we're going the start off with breaking news. the f.b.i. and police now investigating after threats were made against high school students up in nashua, new hampshire. >> sarah: this morning the interdistrict is closed. 7's jennifer egan is live with what police are saying, jen? >> jennifer: sarah, police aren't going enter detail about threat right now, but it was serious enough to make this call, of course. they're trying to figure out where it came from. >> we have received a detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff. >> jennifer: the call went out to thousands of parents in nashua, new hampshire, sunday evening. classes today are canceled after a school administrator. >> there was a threat that was received via e-mail that had specific directions toward the two nashua high schools with specific threats of violence, which is why we're taking it kind of seriously. >> jennifer: the f.b.i. and nashua police are investigating. all 17 public schools in nashua
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parents are fed up with threats of violence. >> i have to say safety first. >> it is sad that people are doing that. i feel a lot of times they're doing that to get out of school, out of a test, out of an exam. people are not going to take it seriously sooner or later if you keep crying wolf. >> it's a tough decision to make. these seem to be going on throughout the country and they seem to be happening more frequently and they're levels. >> jennifer: right now police are tracking the threat, trying to figure out what i.p. address it came from. live in nashua, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: more breaking news to passes along this morning. thank you so much, jen. a woman is we hide bars after a deadly crash that happened out in las vegas. new video into our newsroom overnight shows the car police say the woman was driving when she plowed into crowds of people on the sidewalkment police say there was also a child inside that vehicle along with her. so quite the story. let's go to 7's kris anderson
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kris, this was on the vegas strip right there. >> kris: the vegas strip is a very popular, heavily populated place. one person was killed. at least 30 others were injured, including an 11-year-old when this happened. those injured are expected to be okay. police say this woman is in her 20s and intentionally swerved her car on to the busy sidewalk two to three times last night. they later found her car in another hotel where they took this woman into custody. there was a three-year-old child in that car. that child was not hurt. one witness says the woman was going 30 to 40mph at the time of the impact. >> suddenly you saw people fly in the air because the car hit them and it was like a bowling ball hitting pins. window trying to get the child out of the back seat. she accelerated again and just kept mowing everyone down. >> kris: that crash happened in front of the planet hollywood hotel where the miss universe pageant was taking place.
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of an act of terrorism at this point. the driver is expected to be in court later this morning. that's the latest live in the control room. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now investigators looking into whether there were working smoke detectors in a westport home where a four-year-old was killed over the weekend. 7's nicole oliverio joins us now. nicole, the boy's mother and sister were hurt, as well. >> nicole: sarah, just a devastating story all around. this fire happening less than a week from christmas, and if i step out of the way, you can see the damage done to this home. we know a four-year-old boy who was inside was killed. a great grandfather tries to catch his breath. heartbroken, he learned a fire at this westport home killed his four-year-old great grandson caleb.
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boy, a sweet kid. >> nicole: another person also badly hurt, suffering from severe burns. >> you never know from one minute to the next what's going to happen to your children. >> nicole: medeiros says the family was looking forward to celebrating christmas, with plenty of presents under the tree for caleb. >> i just came from my daughter's house, and my grandson john, the father, they had bought caleb a bicycle for christmas. [inaudible] he was just starting life. >> nicole: just a sad story, especially around the holidays. now, the state fire marshal's investigate. they're still trying to figure out the cause of this fire. they're also trying to figure out if the smoke detectors time. we're live in westport, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a third suspect charged in the worcester armory
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he's the roommate of ashley bigsbee of dorchester. bigsbee was arrested after one of the 19 stolen weapons was found in her possession. a man was tracked down in new york and arrested for taking the weapons. >> christa: also happening today, the friend and former neighbor of one of the san bernardino shooters will be in court. enrique marquez is looking to be freed on bail. he's facing conspiracy and federal weapons charges. prosecutors say he purchased the two assault rifles used by syed farook and tashfeen malik in the massacre that killed 14 people and wounded more than 20 others. >> sarah: we're now learning the alleged ringleader of last month's deadly terrorist attack in paris hid in bushes for several days before he was killed in a shoot-out with police.
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abdel hamid used a cell phone to track him down. special force and federal police raided a house in brussels last night. authorities are still trying to figure out what role the person may have had in the attack. >> christa: now to breaking news overnight. fifa has now suspended president sepp blatter from all soccer-related activities for eight years. broke rules regarding conflict of interest, breech of loyalty and gifts. blatter plans to appeal that punishment and denies any wrongdoing. also a miss universe mishap going viral after last night's pageant ends with a truly shocking finish. this is unprecedented. it all started when the host, steve harvey, accidentally announced that miss colombia won the crown. moments later after she was crowned, he came back on stage and announced that he made a mistake, mixing up the first
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so the mistake meant that miss philippines was actually the new miss universe. look at her. she's shocked clearly. so were contestants, some of the others. colombia! ly take responsibility for this. it was my mistake. it was on the card. horrible mistake, but the right thing, i can show it to you right here. >> christa: i mean, he's owning up to it. he walked off the stage. he left viewers to watch as the crown was taken from miss colombia and then given to the rightful owner. after the show, he tweeted,'d like the apologize twhoal heardedly to miss colombia and miss philippines for my huge mistake. i feel terrible. secondly i'd like to apologize to the view there's i disappointed as well. again, it was an honest mistake, showing the card and everything to make sure people knew. >> sarah: oh, my gosh.
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to do at that point? you have to be completely transparent and apologetic, which i think he was in that situation. >> sarah: definitely. part of me was like, was this planned to make headlines the next day, publicity? >> christa: i like where your mind is going, the conspiracy theorist right here. >> sarah: there's much more news ahead right here on 7news "today in new england." the new england patriots just can't seem to win a game without suffering some kind of loss. the key players nursing injuries this morning. >> bri: and the winner is winter. just kidding. i couldn't help myself. the current temperatures are cool as you head out the door, but we're in for quite the temp boost as we head into this week. forecast is just ahead. >> christa: also we're staying on top of breaking news. >> danielle: oh, good morning, everyone. happy monday. roads looking good. ten minutes from the braintree split intos be on the expressway. we'll be right back. >> christa: all right, danielle. thank you. we do have breaking news today.
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hampshire closed today. school officials say they received a violent threat against the high school.
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>> christa: so we love it when bri eggers joins us in the goods arrive. there. >> sarah: with chocolate chips in it? where >> bri: yeah. >> sarah: so lovely. thank you, bri. >> jeremy: >> bri: i heard a rumor we needed to stock up on pumpkin, so i have more than i can use. if you weren't a fan of the preview of winter we had, it's gone. record christmas eve looking likely. a few rain chance, too. nothing that looks like a washout, but something you might
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through next few days. last-minute shopping, you might want that umbrella with you. there won't be any snow despite the fact winter starts tonight at 11:48. this is the shortest day of the year. tomorrow very similar. nine hours and five minutes of daylight. the good news here is we start to see the daylight hours increasing. so while our sun sets at 4:14 p.m., on new year's eve it sets at 4:21 and it keeps getting beter from there. we have to wait until february for it to set in the 5:00 hour again, but at least we're on the up and up. how about temperatures? this really is the big headline for us. normal high for this time of year puts it into perspective for us, doesn't it? 39 degrees. thursday. some areas even flirting with 70 degrees for christmas eve. current temperatures in the low to mid-30s. generally speaking, look at the vineyard and nantucket. upper 40s right now. clouds hanging around for all of us that. will be the case throughout the day today. thickening in from time to time, breaking apart for maybe some
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but it does look like we stay dry today. however, the weather pattern that we're getting into this week, with the mild air coming in, it will also bring in some moisture for some of those chances for rain. wind right now, a little bit breezy for the city of boston out of the southwest 10 to 20mph. but it will start to get gustier as we get into the afternoon, southeastern mass. we do have wind advisory that goes into effect for the better part of the day. where is the mild air? well, here it is southwest of us week. it keeps getting warmer and warmer. and as i mentioned before, bringing some of that moisture in with it, as well some we keep the clouds with us for the next few days. as far as rain chances go, looks like basically late in the day each day tuesday afternoon, late in the day on wednesday overnight, partly sunny today. windy for us. 47 to 54. a look at those highs about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year, and tonight keeping the clouds around, it stays mild. we bottom out in the 40s. christmas eve record, very good
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looks like we've got a good shot, both boston and worcester. pretty incredible, this 7 on 7, but if you remember last year, degrees. happen. see you in a few minutes. >> christa: sarah just said, "don't remind us." but she has to. that's her job. time for holiday helping where we're whipping up our favorite holiday recipes for charity. >> sarah: yes, so this morning joe amorosino is serving up pulled pork. sorry, my mouth is already salivating. it's perfect for a holiday helping or maybe a winter tailgate. here's joe's holiday helping. >> joe: welcome to our home. son reese. this year we're going to make pulled pork with east carolina pig sauce, the combination of amazing. and the real work was done a few weeks ago. this is pig day 2015. we do it every year with my boy bobby g. bobby g, it's all about the smoke and the temperature.
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>> what we're doing here, joe, is we're seasoning some pork shoulder. it's called pork butt, that's the cut, but it's actually the shoulder. we leave it on to smoke here for about eight hours. >> joe: why is this better than somewhere else? >> well, there's just something about pork fat and hickory smoke and this vinegar sauce that just drives people wild. >> joe: we're back in the kitchen now. we're going to finish this in the oven. it will go for about four hours at 275. it will be a slow cooking process. this is what will allow this pig butt to really fall apart. while that's finishing in the oven, we make our vinegar-based sauce. we start with the apple cider vinegar. next we add our assault. reese doing a nice job. dutch it right in there, my man. get it all in. good job. now it's time for the heat. we start with the red pepper flakes. we follow that up with some cayenne pepper. when you put the sweet in there, that's what puts it all together. how does that smell? >> really good. >> really good. >> joe: you bet it does.
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pull it apart and chop it down. this is absolutely falling apart on its own. now i'll just finish it with just a little bit of the sauce, and you can always add more to taste. inspired by bobby g, here at the amorosino house we like to serve it with some homemade coleslaw and baked beans. reese you can dig in. thank you for supporting project bread. >> happy holidays. >> mmmm. >> sarah: a little mini joe there. how good does that look? >> christa: barbecue in the middle of the winter, that's good. joe is always fantastic. he goes over the top. >> sarah: the resident chef here. >> christa: if you want any of our holiday recipes, including joe's, click on whdh.com and find out more information on how to donate. >> sarah: tonight at 11:00 ryan schulteis is sharing a classic, a holiday cookie recipe that could be a hit at your next party. >> christa: up next on 7, we
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we have boston mayor marty walch going up against jadiann to see who can sort donated toys faster to see who did it better. >> sarah: and a new hampshire forum that will feature edward
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>> christa: we're back here at 5:23. monday morning means it's time for "who did it better?." >> sarah: did jadiann and boston mayor marty walsh are helping spread some holiday cheer. pay attention because you have to decide who did it better. >> hi, guys. >> jadiann: hi. this week boston mayor marty walsh and i are getting into the holiday spirit with toys for tots. >> toys for tots is such an important operation in the city of boston, so many families are in need of toys and things for their kids for christmas, and
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does it every year. >> jadiann: the challenge: sort donated toys as fast as we can. sergeant ashley bitterman explained their process. >> we'll look and see 0 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 and up. we'll see what toy goes with that age group. >> jadiann: let's get started. three, two, one, go! the strategy here is to take multiple presents with you. >> 4 to 6 there. 5 and up. that's the little guys right there. >> jadiann: we've got 20 to sort. mr. mayor, how are you feeling about this right now? >> thank you. >> jadiann: i feel like you're dodging the questions, mayor. that's definitely the wrong side. >> they're both good. >> jadiann: he hasn't stopped to play with any of the toys yet. >> that looks like all ages the thing. that should be 3 and up. >> jadiann: don't keep that one. i'm going to keep my eye on you. >> sarah: i'm done. time. >> three, two, one. >> jadiann: one plus. this is this one. what this s this? scrabble?
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6 plus. that will work. >> you sure? >> jadiann: she said it was okay. >> i don't know about that. >> jadiann: it doesn't say, mayor. 3 plus. >> her pile is coming more and more closer to this pile. >> jadiann: 5 plus. oh, yeah. 2 plus. that is there, right? time. in the end the mayor sorted his toys in three minutes and 55 seconds. i sorted my toys in 2 minutes 45eu7b second, but i didn't have toys. may the best man win, mayor. >> thank you. >> jadiann: time for the people to decide. >> sarah: so in the spirit of fair competition,. >> jadiann: -- jadiann wanted us to let you know that he sorted the pile she did so she wouldn't have to run so high in those heels, but they were cute, though, weren't they? >> christa: nice guy.
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on how to donate to toys for tots, visit whdh.com. >> christa: now it's your turn to decide who did it better. head to whdh.com. you can vote there and we'll have your results tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. >> sarah: coming up next at 5:30, more than 400,000 americans are expected to get a drone for christmas this year. if you're one of them, listen up. the federal government wants some information before you take flight. >> a big win last night for the patriots, and this was an emotional game for rob gronkowski. we'll explain coming up. >> christa: all right, vicki. and we're tracking breaking news for you this morning. all schools up in nashua, new hampshire, closed today. received a violent threat
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ism breaking news at 5:30, an entire school district closed today. the violent threats the f.b.i. is now investigating. >> christa: and breaking at
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pedestrians on a sidewalk on the vegas strip. what we're learning about the driver behind the wheel. >> sarah: and it's good and bad news for the patriots. the team clinches a first-round bye in the playoff, but three more key players are forced off the field due to injury. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. 5:30 on this back-to-work monday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. chillier today, but bri eggers is hee. we know it's going to warm up by christmas eve or christmas? >> bri: really through the weekend we pulled out those winter coat. guess what? no need for those this week. a lot of colors from an aurora last night out from cape cod. another beautiful picture from york, maine. quite an incredible night last night. current temperatures low to mid-30s generally speaking. but in the upper 40s as you get out onto the islands. we get to keep the cloud cover with us pretty much throughout this week. we have mild air creeping in and also the moisture, which will
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windy today. highs in the low 50s. and then the temperatures keep ticking up. >> christa: all right. we'll turn you over the danielle gersh for fast track traffic. >> danielle: traffic actually lighter today than it has been. the expressway, just about ten minutes from the braintree split into boston on the expressway. south of town, route 24, 95, route 3 all looking good, as well. slowing down a little bit on 93 southbound up toward andover, but the rest of your ride on 93 southbound looking good. the pike is fine framingham into boston. take a look at the drive times. the expressway, the split to the tunnel ten minutes. into town on the pike, nine minutes. so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: back to the breaking news in nashua, new hampshire. students staying home today.
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>> christa: major decision here that comes following threats of violence. let's go to 7's jennifer egan. live for us right now, jen, police and the f.b.i. now investigating this, as well. >> jennifer: christa, they are. parents found out yesterday through a phone call that all public schools would be closed today. a school administrator received this threat via e-mail. it was directed at nashua's two high schools. nashua police say the message contained "specific threats of violence." they're taking it very seriously, of course. the f.b.i. is helping out in the investigation. police wouldn't go into any detail about the message or what it warned would possibly happen. the superintendent made the decision to close not just the two high schools, but all public schools. right now police are working. they're trying to figure out the i.p. address that that threat came from. we're live in nashua this morning, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: also breaking, one person is dead, at least 30 others injured, after police say
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into a crowd of people on a busy las vegas strip. the woman had a three-year-old in the car with her when police say she went up on the sidewalk two or three times last night. she is expected in court later this morning. >> christa: three more pats going down with injuries sunday put a bit of a damper on the team's 12th win of the season, a relatively easy one over the tennessee titans. the good news for the pats, though, they've secured a first-round bye in the playoffs some will head out live to warren. vicki, looks like they're going to need this break, new. >> victoria: yeah. it was a big win last night here in foxborough. everybody very excited about that, but this win did bring with it some injuries and for one player it was a very emotional game. >> brady tosses. end zone. gronkowski touchdown. >> victoria: a big win for the patriots, 33-16 over the
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>> christa: people are always dealing with some stuff. it's a long season. i think over the course of the season you're always dealing with some type of adversity i would say. >> victoria: linebacker dont'a hightower, safety patrick chung and wide receiver danny amendola all leaving the game with injuries. >> when unfortunate things like that happen, it really is like sad because like i said, you see the work they put in each and every day. >> victoria: tight end rob gronkowski putting in the work while keeping his emotions in check. >> he loved pumping me up before the games and go out there and seeing me ball. >> victoria: gronkowski honored the life of his friend dana parento before the game today. >> he's up there watching and definitely made that score for him. i know he was going crazy knowing it was dedicated to him. >> victoria: also going into last night's game, a lot of questions about tom brady and
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after the game he was asked if he felt that he was 100%. he said he's good to go and clearly that was evidenced by the win last night. live this morning in foxborough, victoria warren, 7news today the new england. >> sarah: happening today, registration opens up for anyone who owns a drone. drones weighing between half a pound and 55 pounds must be registered with the federal aviation administration no later than february 19th. also if you buy your drone after today, it must be registered before you can fly it. now, this comes as a new report finds near misses between drones and planes are on the rise, especially here in massachusetts. according to the "boston globe," there were 26 close eastbound counters in the state reported to the f.a.a. in the first nine months of this year alone. so that's the seventh highest total of any state. >> christa: police are forced to take down an armed and dangerous man wheeling a machete up in pepperell. according to police, the suspect
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machete and was waving it around. officials say he refused to put it down, so they used a stun gun in order to get him to drop it. this all started when the man's wife called police to a home on hollis street. officials say tasing the man ensured that no one as to the scene was injured. they say that it could have ended so much worse. >> it's a classic attempted suicide by police officer. it is just tragic. it's a stressful time of year, financial issues, family issues, you know, and it's a time of year where we should be kind to each other and take care of each other. >> christa: the suspect was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. >> sarah: now to the race for the white house. a busy day on the campaign trail in new hampshire today. jeb bush, ben carson, chris christie, john kasich, martin o'malley and marco rubio will all hold events in the granite state. new hampshire's first in the nation primary is set for february 9th. >> christa: 5:36. just ahead, to say "the force is
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"star wars: the force awakens" shattering a box office record. we'll tell you more. >> sarah: and you'll never look at your to-do list the same way again. the surprising health benefits to everyday chores. >> bri: maybe heading out the travel the holiday weekend, you may not want. to stay here and wear shorts and flip-flops. the forecast for christmas eve coming up. >> danielle: good morning. the roads looking good this morning, too. on the pike it looks good. we have a break your in newton on the pike eastbound. the expressway only ten minutes from the braintree split into boston. so far this morning the "t's" on time.
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will get gusty this afternoon. highs 47 to 54. about ten degrees above normal. we continue that warming trend as we get closer to christmas. more on that coming up. >> christa: bri, thank you. as expected, "star wars: the force awakens" set box office records. is anyone surpriseed? the film made an estimated $238 million in ticket sales just this past weekend. >> sarah: it actually broke the record set by "jurassic world," which made $208 million in its first weekend earlier this year. globally "the force awakens" has earned more than $500 million since friday. >> noooooo! >> christa: some "star wars" fan at one theater in hollywood certainly not please whend the projector stopped during the movie friday night. you would think something much worse was happening based on this reaction, but an audience member posted cell phone video of the moment on facebook. >> no! noooooo! >> christa: he said the
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it jumped ahead 20 minutes of where it left off. the theater gave them a refund and a voucher to come back. >> sarah: so hopefully they'll get to see it again. >> christa: serious disappointment there, though. ism we have a lot to get to. everything you need to know and go coming up next. preparing for liftoff. why the launch of spacex was delayed until tonight. >> reporter: and a threat closes nashua public schools for the day. we'll have more coming up. >> christa: and the manhunt for a fugitive teen growing this morning as authorities chase several leads and offer a new reward.
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>> christa: lrlts. 5:45 on your monday morning. trying to start off your week on the rote note with a little know and go. >> sarah: we have traffic and weather. but let's send it over the bri eggers with more on your forecast. >> bri: temperatures the big headline this week. with the separation of the cold air to the north and the warm air to the south, look where that warm air surges to as we get into christmas eve. temps today already 10 degrees above normal. you can see where that normal. is 39 degrees, and then we're flirting with 70 in some spots as we encounter christmas eve. current temperatures low to mid-30s. so it is a cold one as you step out the door this morning. that won't be the case as we
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clouds with us throughout the day today. maybe some peeks of sunshine and our highs this afternoon in the upper 40s to low 50s. generally speaking. it depends on how much we do get this afternoon. the winds also might get a little feisty. where we see some calm winds right now, a bit of a breeze in the city of boston. also for cape cod and the islands. there's a wind advisory that goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. for southeastern mass. a few gusts that could get up between the 40 and 50mph watch that through the day today. where's the mild air coming from? well, from the southwest, but so is the moisture that keeps the clouds with us. but it also could bring us a couple shots of rain. not a washout any of these time, but a few drops here and there, scattered showers tuesday, late on wednesday, possibly into thursday morning, as well. so if you've got last-minute things you have to do to prepare for the holidays, that's something to keep in mind. have that umbrella handy with
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here's a look on the 7 on 7 forecast. that's not a typo. 65 degrees for thursday. and i did say it before, some areas possibly even flirting with 70. record breakers looking more and more likely. >> christa: time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. take a look outside. starting the slow down as you get on the expressway. go to the man. 128 southbound, you're backed up to about route 24. from the braintree split be boston on the expressway, northbound up to about 15 minutes. north of town, route 93 looks good from 128. so does route 1. but you're slow a little bit through andover on 93 southbound. the pike all the way back out to framingham to 495 looking good. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the split to the tunnel 16 minutes on the pike into 128. 12 minutes, 93 southbound. 128 to the zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well.
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back to you, guys. >> sarah: we continue to follow breaking news from nashua, new hampshire. the entire school district shut down after students were targeted by a violent threat. >> christa: right now f.b.i. and police investigating. jennifer egan is live with more. jen? >> jennifer: christa, investigators are trying to track the threat and figure out what i.p. address it came from. a school administrator received the threat via e-mail yesterday. police say it was directed toward nashua's two high schools and contained specific threats of violence. police wouldn't go into more detail about the threat, but it was, of course, serious enough that the district superintendent made the call to close not just the high school but all 17 public schools. >> it's a tough decision to make. you know, these seem to be going on throughout the country. they seem to be happening more frequently, and they are very disruptive on many different levels. >> jennifer: in his message to parents, the superintendent said that the threat was specific to today and he expects schools to
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we're live in nashua this "today in new england." >> sarah: new this morning, former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden will appear at a new hampshire libertarian convention by way of video. he's set to take part in a february. snowden is accused of leaking millions of documents about 2013. he's been living in russia under a grant of asylum and faces charges here in the u.s. a florida professor making some controversial claims about the sandy hook massacre. professor james tracy says the mass shooting that took the lives of 20 students and six adults at sandy hook elementary school in 2012 was a hoax. he insists that no one died and even asked the family of a six-year-old victim to give proof of their relationship to the boy. >> i ask for verification of the party, the family, the relationship to the boy.
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inconsiderate, obnoxious, uncalled for? >> new york i -- no, i don't. >> christa: officials at florida atlantic university says the professor faces term nation but wouldn't give a reason why. the school won't make an official decision until january. >> christa: happening now, massive manhunt for a teenager on probation for driving drunk and killing four people. officials say they believe somebody is helping this 18-year-old fugitive, ethan couch, avoid getting captured. his mother also disappeared nine days ago. she'll now show up on a national police database as a missing person, which will make it harder for her to hide in she's the one helping her son. the d.a. says he thinks couch may have run because a video shows him with friends playing beer pong and drinking alcohol in violation of his probation. >> when somebody takes off who has a probation sentence, you have to wonder whether there's some concern about a violation that might put them back in jail. we've seen many times where
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of probation blew it by committing a crime and getting put in prison for the whole time. >> christa: officials say because they can track couch's cell phone and credit card use, they believe they'll have him bei had bars very soon. >> sarah: happening today spacex will try to safely land a rocket after take-off. >> christa: this private space company is set to launch its falcon 9 rocketed from cape canaveral, florida, tonight. its space flights have been on hold since one of its rockets exploded back in june. the goal of the experimental landing is to recover used rockets which will in turn make future flights less expensive. the obama administration has decided to add lions in africa to the endangered species list, meaning a permit will be required to bring a lion trophy back here to the u.s. the move comes five months after the death of cecil the lion in zimbabwe. france has put into place a similar plan, great britain says
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anyone convicted of violating federal or state wildlife laws would be denied a permit, including dr. walter palmer, the dentist from minnesota who killed cecil. he pleaded guilty to making false statements about a black bear he killed outside a an authorized hunting zone. more than 90 people missing this morning after a landslide hit this city in china. and a witness captured it on cell phone video. you see the dust and all the mud coming from this collapsed building as the landslide hit. authorities say more than 900 were affected and more than 1,500 people were involved in rescue operations, as well. >> sarah: new details on a real housewives star behind bars. teresa giudice will be home for the holidays. she's set to be released on wednesday a few months before the end of her 15-month sentence. her lawyer says her client is being released for good behavior.
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were convicted of fraud last year. he's set to start his sentence in march. more fallout after the arrest of a drug company on security fraud charges. at least two labs have suspended clinical trials funded by martin shkreli's company. also a company returned a donation when it learned where it came from. shkreli has pleaded not guilty. >> sarah:>> christa: turning to the holiday, christmas is a few days away. shoppers are out in full force. if you were at the mall over the weekend, you know. it's too late to order many items online and have them here at christmas without paying extra shipping fee, so retail experts say more people will be out in stores in last-minute rush for gifts. also adding to the busy roads, travelers who are coming home for christmas, as well. dove chocolate recalling thousands of cases because of a serious allergy concern.
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the candy maker mars is recalling 6,700 cases of dove chocolate assortment snowflakes because the items may contain pieces of snickers, milky way and twix. the company is worried about customers with peanut, wheat and egg allergies and the recalled chocolate is sold only they say at walmart. >> sarah: turns out there are some health benefits to doing chores. "reader's digest" has a list of some common chores and why you can benefit from them. washing dishes reduces anxiety. if you spend a lot of time smelling the soap, feeling the warm water, evidently this will help you. and researchers found those who didn't take as much time didn't experience this calming effect, so you can't rush through it. if you dust with a lemon cleaner, you'll be happen yer because studies show citrus is a strong mood booster. and finally, making your bed every morning boosts productivity. it leads to a ripple effect to
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throughout your day. and a better sleep at night. i agree with the bed making. i don't know why, it feels better. >> christa: no, it does. it makes life seem like it's a little bit more... a little less our of control and more organized. but bri work these other things, i'll take some time watching netflix and put the dishes in the dishwasher. that's how i might get my relaxation. >> bri: who made that list? that's what i want to know. was it my husband? bed. he can stay there forever. peeks of sunshine today. breezy for most of us but maybe a little gusty as you get down into southeastern mass and also cape cod. i mentioned we do have a chance for some showers through the next couple days. today we're dry, but starting out on tuesday, potential for seeing some of those raindrops. keeping the umbrella with us, good idea. more on that extended forecast to come. >> sarah: all right. there's a lot more ahead on 7
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coming up next at 6:00, harvey announces the wrong winner on the miss universe pageant. >> christa: and the vegas strip shut down after a deadly crash. new information about the driver into the newsroom. >> sarah: and breaking at home, an alarming threat in nashua, new hampshire, closing
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>> sarah: breaking news in new hampshire, all schools in nashua closed today as the f.b.i. investigating threats of violence against students. also breaking, death and injuries on the vegas strip.
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the sidewalk. >> at this point we're treating this as an intentional act. >> christa: also tragedy in westport. a four-year-old boy killed in a fire. his mother and sister in the hospital, and what investigators are looking at inside the home. >> sarah: new developments in the worcester armory heist. what we've learned about a third suspect. >> christa: and beauty pageant blunder. >> horrible mistake. >> christa: the reason a miss universe contestant was decrowned on stage. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: my gosh, that was quite a story. we'll show you more. good morning on this monday morning. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. cooler out there this morning, but as it gets toward the end of the week, it's going to be warm and not really feel like christmastime. >> bri: this weekend was a shock to the system. it was closer to average, but it was the only days we've had that cold throughout this entire month. mild air set to move inch record christmas eve very likely. and a few chances for rain. but we're not talking about
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despite the fact that winter starts tonight at 11:48. so this is the shortest day of the year. nine hours, five minutes of daylight. very similar tomorrow. but then we start to see the uptick with daylight hours. so some good news there. how about this: a big surge in warmth. this is more typical pattern for maybe what we see in the spring and the summertime, but these temperatures amazing. that puts it in perspective. normal high 39. into the 50s. through the middle of the week. then flirting with 70 degrees in some spots as we get into christmas eve. records could go down as we get into thursday. peeks of sun today, breezy to windy to southeastern mass. 47 to 54 for those afternoon highs. and it just keeps getting warmer from there. we'll get to the extended forecast in just a bit. >> christa: all right. keeps getting better. now danielle gersh. good morning, everyone. let's go outside. down. it's still not too bad, though. will rest go to the maps. from the braintree split into boston expressway, up to about 20 minutes.
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back-up on 128 southbound to route 24. route 24 is a little slow as you approach 128 as well. route 93, route 1 looking good from 128. let's go up to 495. a little slow through andover. you can see there. the pike looks good out to framingham. we do have a disabled vehicle in newton eastbound on the pike, delays. times. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, right around 20 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 12 minutes, 93 southbound, 128 13 minutes. so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. now to breaking news in new hampshire. all public schools in nashua closed today after the district received threats directed toward high school students. >> christa: this detailed threat was specific to today some let's go to 7's jennifer egan for the latest info. jen, we understand the f.b.i. is involved in this, as well. >> jennifer: christa, right now investigators are trying to track the threat and figure out what i.p. address it came from. they're not going into detail about the threat right now, but
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enough to make this decision. >> we've received a detailed threat of violence to harm students and staff. >> jennifer: the call went out to thousands of parents in nashua, new hampshire, sunday evening. classes today are canceled after a troubling message was sent to a school administrator. >> there was a threat that was received via e-mail that had specific directions toward the two nashua high schools with specific threats of violence, which is why we're taking it kind of seriously. >> jennifer: f.b.i. and nashua police are investigating. all 17 public schools in nashua will be closed today. parents are fed up with threats of violence. >> i have to say safety first. >> it is sad that people are doing that. i feel a lot of times they're doing that to get out of school, out of a test, out of an exam. it's very sad. people are not going to take it seriously sooner or later if you keep crying wolf. >> it's a tough decision to make. these seem to be going on throughout the country and they seem to be happening more frequently and they're disruptive on many different
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>> jennifer: in his message to parents, the superintendent said that the threat is specific to today and he expects schools to be back open tomorrow. we're live in nashua this morn, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." ism also breaking news in las vegas where police say the driver of this car deliberately drove into crowds on the sidewalk. one person was killed, dozens of others hurt, and a toddler was inside the car at the time. 7's kris anderson is following the story. he has more now from our control room. >> kris: sarah, heartbreaking details coming out here. more than two dozen people taken to the hospital. a few of them are still in critical but stable condition this morning. police say the driver, a woman in her 20s, intentionally swerved her car on to the very busy sidewalk on the las vegas strip two to three times last night. they later found the car at another hotel where they took this woman into custody and found a three-year-old child was in the car but was not hurt. one witness says the woman was going 30 to ho 40mph at
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>> suddenly saw like people fly in the air. but because the car hit them and it was like a bowling ball hitting pins. >> people were munching the window trying to get the child out of the back seat. she accelerated again and just kept mowing everyone down. >> kris: the crash happened in front of planet hollywood hotel where the miss universe pageant was taking place inside. police say there are no signs that this was an act of terrorism and the driver may have been drunk. in the control room, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: chris, thank you. also this morn family devastated by fire. this little boy killed, his mother and sister burned when their home suddenly goes up in flames. right now investigators are questioning whether the home even had working smoke detectors. let's go to 7's nicole oliverio. she's there with the latest. nicole? >> nicole: christa, just a sad, sad story this morning. if i step out of the way. you can see the damage done to this home. as you mentioned, the fire department is still
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the cause of this fire, trying to figure out if there were, in fact, working smoke detectors and trying to find out exactly what killed this little boy. a great grandfather tries to catch his breath. heartbroken, he learned a fire at this westport home killed his four-year-old great grandson caleb. >> such a sweet boy, a sweet kid. >> nicole: the boy's mother and sister also badly hurt, suffering from severe burns. >> you never know from one minute to the next what's going to happen to your children. >> nicole: medeiros says the celebrating christmas, with tree for caleb. >> i just came from my daughter's house, and my grandson john, the father, they
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christmas. his life... [inaudible] [inaudible] he was just starting life. >> nicole: we're just learning this morning this home was the site of a fire that killed nine family members back in the '50s. again, this family now going to be celebrating the holidays with one less person with them. live in westport, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: happening later today, the friend and former neighbor of one of the san bernardino shooters will appear in court. enrique marquez is looking to be freed on bail. he's facing conspiracy and federal weapons charges after prosecutors say he bought the two assault rifles used in the terror attacks that killed 14 people and wounded more than 20. >> christa: we're now learning the alleged ringleader of last month's deadly terror attack hid in bushes for several days before he was killed in a shoot-out with police. according to a french newspaper, abdelhamid abaoud went into hiding near a warehouse next to
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police found him after they received a tip and they used a cell phone in order to track him down. >> sarah: right now a third suspect in the worcester armory heist is in custody and set to appear in court later today. he's the roommate of 26-year-old ashley bigsbee of dorchester. bigsbee was arrested last month after one of 19 stolen weapons were found in her possession. cambridge was charged with breaking into the armory and taking the weapons. he was tracked down in new york and arrested. >> christa: and breaking overnight, fifa has suspended sepp blatter from all soccer-related activities for eight years. an ethics committee says he broke rules involving conflict of interests, breech of loyalty and denying gifts. he denies wrongdoing and plans to appeal that punishment. here's something everybody is talking about today, probably the talk of the water cooler, about this beauty pageant blunder.
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universe, steve harvey, crowned the wrong winner. take a look. >> colombia! >> sarah: so after miss colombia was crowned, harvey came back on stage. turns out the host misread the card, mixed up the first runner up and the winner. the costly mistake mects -- meant that miss philippines was the new miss universe. >> i have to apologize. the first runner-up is colombia. this is exactly what is on the card. i will take responsibility for this. it was my mistake. >> christa: oh, my gosh. once harvey left the stage, viewers were left to watch as the crown was taken from miss colombia and given to its rightful owner. after the show, the host tweeted, "i'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to miss colombia and miss philippines for my huge mistake. i feel terrible.
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to the viewers that i disappointed, as well. again, it was an honest mistake. but you know, every year at these pageants, they go back and forth from saying, you know first, runner up is and then not even saying the first runner-up, just saying the winner is. but i kind of think, maybe they were trying to make some helines,. >> christa: conspiracy here to itself, conspiracy at the pageant. you have to wonder what was going on there, the source of the confusion? but he came clean. he had to, right? no other choice. that's unprecedented. 6:10. still ahead, the pats clinch a bye week, but they suffer more injuries, find out why sunday's win against the titans was especially emotional for rob gronkowski. >> plus police in pepperell pull out a taser as man charges officers with a machete. >> christa: and 7's joe amorosino. he puts us all to shame every year, but he's back with this party recipe for today's "what's cooling q.."
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>> christa: bri bought muffins today. >> bri: it doesn't hold a can toll that pork butt. looking forward to seeing that again. how about more mild air as we get into this afternoon? low 50s and record breakers quite possible for christmas eve. we'll get to that forecast coming up. >> sarah: good morning, everyone. bri, your muffins were the highlight of my morning. the expressway looking good so far. a little over 20 minutes from the braintree split into boston, and "t" is on time.
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>> christa: so winter officially moves in. >> sarah: . >> sarah: can you believe it? >> christa: bri was talking about this being the least amount of daylight hours you'll get during the year.
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doesn't feel like december, bri? have you got all your holiday christmas shopping finished? >> bri: girl, i had that done in september. >> sarah: you did? you're way more responsible than christa and i. you must have been bored this fall. >> bri: more like winter is moving out for us oomph shock to the system this weekend with with temperatures a whole lot cooler than what we've been experiencing all month long. current temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, but look at this gray yen. we're into the 40s as you get down into southeastern mass, cape cod and the islands. 48 degrees on the vineyard right now. clouds with us pretty much throughout the day today. we'll get some peeks of sunshine here and there, and our temperatures are back to about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. highs into the low 50s for many locations. we're starting to pick up with the breeze here. out of the southwest, pumping in that mild air, but it's also going to keep it breezy throughout the day and even gusty as you get into southeastern mass.
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advisory that go into effect at 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a few gusts possible around 45mph. we'll continue to keep an eye on that. where is the mild air? pushed all the way to the south. this will start the move in from the southwest and look how high that ridge in the jetstream builds. we're talking into canada. record breakers all across the east coast as we get into christmas eve. but it also comes along with some moisture. that will keep the cloud cover with us and it might also bring us a few showers, possibly tuesday morning, tuesday night, and then again late on wednesday too. you can see that next batch moving in for us wednesday evening and overnight wednesday. none of these are soakers. not the rain we really desperately need, but you might want to keep that umbrella handy because again, keeping a good chance of it tuesday, wednesday, even into thursday morning. travel today, where is winter? well, once again out in the pacific northwest. more snow headed into the higher elevations. pretty incredible. tuesday, wednesday, some storms
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disrupt travel a little bit. we're also talking a lot of volume moving through. christmas eve record breakers. 66. worcester. that would shalter those previous records. and another cool thing that's happening, christmas eve into christmas morning, 99% full moon christmas eve. rudolph's nose may not even be necessary. hasn't handed since 1977. won't happen again until 2034. amazed i can find those numbers this early in the morning. here's a look at your 7 on 7 first, staying mild through the weekend. >> christa: let's go to fast track fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. the braintree split not too bad. a little slow. to the maps. the expressway from the split into boston up to 22 minutes. not that bad. south of town a little she on 128 southbound from 24 to the expressway. route 24 a little backed up, as well. north of town, route 1 looking good this morning. so is 93 from 128.
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a little bit slow on route 93. the pike looks pretty good back out to framingham and into boston. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel just under 20 minutes into town on the pike. 12 minutes 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 14 minutes, and the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: it's time for holiday helping here at 7news. we're whipping up our favorite holiday recipes all for a good cause. >> christa: today joe amorosino is serving up pulled pork. it's perfect for a holiday meal. check it out. >> joe: welcome to my home. this is my daughter alexa, my son reese. this year we're going to make pulled pork with east carolina pig sauce, the combination of smoke, heat and sweet is amazing. and the real work was done a few weeks ago. this is pig day 2015. we do it every year with my boy bobby g. bobby g, it's all about the smoke and the temperature. tell the people how it's done. >> what we're doing here, joe, is we're seasoning some pork shoulder. it's called pork butt, that's
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shoulder. we leave it on to smoke here for about eight hours. >> joe: why is this better than somewhere else? >> well, there's just something about pork fat and hickory smoke and this vinegar sauce that just drives people wild. >> joe: so we're back in the kitchen now. we're going to finish this in the oven. it will go for about four hours at 275. it will be a slow cooking process. this is what will allow this pig butt to really fall apart. while that's finishing in the oven, we make our vinegar-based sauce. we start with the apple cider vinegar. next we add our salt. reese doing a nice job. dump it right in there, my man. get it all in. good job. now it's time for the heat. we start with the red pepper flakes. we follow that up with some cayenne pepper. when you put the sweet in there, that's what puts it all together. how does that smell? >> really good. >> really good. >> joe: you bet it does. the pork is ready, and now we
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it down. this is absolutely falling apart on its own. now i'll just finish it with just a little bit of the sauce, and you can always add more to taste. inspired by bobby g, here at the amorosino house we like to serve it with some homemade coleslaw and baked beans. reese you can dig in. thank you for supporting project bread. >> happy holidays. >> mmmm. ism mf mm. >> christa: ringing endorsement from reese. >> sarah: that looks so good. >> christa: it does. >> sarah: if you want any of our holiday helping recipes, log on to whdh.com. click on the project bread logo. that's where you'll find more information on how to donate to the charity. >> christa: tonight at 11:00, we'll head to the kitchen with ryan schulteis for a classic cookie recipe that may be a hit at your next holiday party. >> sarah: what had fans in one theater booing in the middle of "star wars." >> christa: it was more than booing. it was screaming. also a boy scout troop
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what the scouts reportedly did that upset the animal. >> sarah: and a little holiday competition in our who did it better segment. mayor walch going up against jadiann thompson to see who can sort donated toys
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>> sarah: today jadiann and boston mayor marty walsh are spreading some holiday cheer. pay attention because you have to decide who did it better. >> hi, guys. >> jadiann: hi. this week boston mayor marty walsh and i are getting into the holiday spirit with toys for tots. >> toys for tots is such an important operation in the city of boston, so many families are in need of toys and things for their kids for christmas, and this organization rises up and does it every year. >> jadiann: the challenge: sort donated toys as fast as we can. sergeant ashley bitterman explained their process. >> we'll look and see 0 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 and up. we'll see what toy goes with that age group. >> jadiann: let's go get started. three, two, one, go! the strategy here is to take multiple presents with you. >> 4 to 6 there. 5 and up. >> jadiann: three toys down. >> that's the little guys right
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>> jadiann: we've got 20 to sort. mr. mayor, how are you feeling about this right now? >> thank you. >> jadiann: i feel like you're dodging the questions, mayor. that's definitely the wrong side. >> they're both good. >> jadiann: he hasn't stopped to play with any of the toys yet. >> that looks like all ages the thing. that should be 3 and up. >> jadiann: don't keep that one. i'm going to keep my eye on you. >> i'm done. >> jadiann: time. three, two, one. 1 plus. this is this one. what this s this? 5 plus. that will work. >> you sure? >> jadiann: she said it was okay. >> i don't know about that. >> jadiann: it doesn't say, mayor. 3 plus. >> her pile is coming more and more closer to this pile. oh, yeah. 2 plus. that is there, right?
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in the end the mayor sorted his toys in three minutes and 55 seconds. i sorted my toys in 2 minutes and 45 seconds, but i didn't have as far to go to sort my pile of toys. may the best man win, mayor. >> thank you. >> jadiann: time for the people to decide. >> christa: all right. you can vote tomorrow for "who did it better?." >> sarah: coming up, the suspect in a hit-and-run crash in saugus headed to court today. how this father helped turn him in the police. >> reporter: a big win for the patriots yesterday, but we'll tell you which players left the game injured this time coming up. >> christa: and we're staying on breaking news. threats closing an entire school system in new hampshire. the f.b.i. and police now taking a look at this. it was a violent threat directed at students at nashua's two high schools.
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>> bri:>> sarah: breaking news in new hampshire. threats made against schools in new hampshire. >> specifics threats of violence. >> sarah: schools closed after specific threats of violence. the patriots suffer more injuries as they clinch a bye week in the playoff. >> he was always pumping me up before the game. he loved seeing me go out there and ball. >> sarah: the special meaning gronkowski. >> chewy, we're home. >> christa: and "star wars" shattering box office records. england." >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. delcamp. we have a cold morning to start things off here. let's go to 7's bri eggers along with us. >> bri: good morning.
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head through the mornings. for today. clouds staying dry today. just to give you an idea, if you're headed out for your holiday travel, where is winter right now. inner mountain northwest where it had been for the last few weeks and where it will stay, maybe a white christmas for them as we get into later this week. holiday travel might slow down a touch for some of those major hubs as we get into tuesday and wednesday. also with the sheer volume of travelers, but we're in for a big boost in temperatures. this has been making weather headlines christmas eve records, well within reach. 66 is the forecast high for boston. 64 for worcester. 4 today, though, low 50s. peeks of sun breezy to even windy for southeastern mass. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy monday. sky7 just over an accident on 93 southbound at the leverett connector. go to the maps. traffic backed up to about
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north of 128 from 495 to 128, 93 is looking pretty good. the pike is pretty much fine back out the framingham into boston. some minor delays. no major delays to tell you about there. the expressway from the braintree split into boston, you can see the red there. that's up to about 23 minutes. a little bit of slowing on 24 northbound. and at the braintree split, as well, take a look at those drive times. if you're getting ready to head out the door, the expressway, the split to the tunnel, 23 minutes on the pike into town. not bad. 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 22 minutes. if you're taking the "t," we have some minor delays to on the red line. you. breaking news in new hampshire. f.b.i. is now investigatingdy tailed threats of violence against two high schools there in nashua. >> sarah: in turn officials have closed all public schools n the district today. 7's jennifer egan live with details on the investigation. >> jennifer: sarah, parents found out last night that all 17 public schools here in nashua would be closed today.
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this threat via e-mail yesterday. it was directed at nashua's two high schools. nashua police say the message violence." seriously, of course. investigation. police wouldn't go into any detail about the message or what it warned would happen. the superintendent made the decision to close not just the two high schools, but all public schools. in his message to parents, the superintendent said that the threat was specific to today and that he expects schools to be back open tomorrow. right now police are trying to track down the i.p. address that this threat came from. live in nashua, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: jen, thank you. also breaking, one person is dead, at least 30 others injured after police say a woman intentionally plowed into a crowd of people on the busy las vegas strip. the woman had a three-year-old inside the car along with her when police say she went up on the sidewalk two or three times last night.
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later on this morning. >> sarah: the patriots secure a first-round bye in the playoffs. they need that week the rest as they add to the list of the walking wounded. three players leaving sunday's game with injuries. the next mission for brady and the boys is to clinch home-field advantage so the road to the super bowl will go through foxborough. 7's victoria warren live at gillette with more this morning. hey, vicki. >> victoria: good morning. it was a big win last night but not without some injuries. and for one player, this was a very emotional game. >> brady tosses. end zone gronkowski. touchdown patriots. >> victoria: a big win for the patriots, 33-16 over the tennessee titans, but not without a cost. >> people are always dealing with some stuff. it's a listening season, so i think over the course of the season you're always dealing with some type of adversities i would say. >> victoria: linebacker dont'a hightower, safety danny chung
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all leaving the game with injuries. >> when effort things like that happen, it's really sad because, like i said, you see the work they put in each and every day. >> victoria: tight end rob gronkowski pulling in the work while keeping his emotions in check. >> he loved pumping me up before the games and loved seeing me go out there and ball. so that's what we did today. >> victoria: gronkowski honored the life of his close friend dana parento who passed away friday. >> i know he's up there watching. and definitely made that score for him. i know he was going crazy knowing that it was dedicated to him. >> victoria: and going into last night's game, there were some questions as to whether or not tom brady would play because he had been sick. after the game he was asked if he felt 100%? he said, yeah, he was good to go, and that was clearly evidenced by the win. live in foxborough, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england."
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opens up for everybody who happens to own a drone. drones weighing between half a pound and 55 pounds have to be registered with the federal aviation administration no later than february 19th. if you buy a drone after today, it must be registered before you fly it. this all comes as a new report finds near misses between drones and planes are to be rise, particularly here in massachusetts. according to the "boston globe," there were 26 close encounters in the state that were reported to the f.a.a. in the first nine amongst of this year. that's the seventh highest total of any other state. >> sarah: police forced to take down an armed and dangerous man with a machete in pepperell. according to police, the suspect lunged at officers with the machete and was waving it around. officials say the man refused to put the weapon down, so officers used a stun gun to get him to drop it. police say the man was trying to get shot and killed by their officers. the suspect was taken to a hospital for a henl health
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>> christa: and gas prices in the u.s. have now fallen to the lowest point in more than six years. the national average for a gallon of regular, $2.06. part of the reason for the drop is the decrease in crude oil prices. this month the massachusetts average hovering at about the same rate as the national one, too. >> sarah: still ahead, breaking details and a fake bomb that forced an urgent landing of an air france plane. there's word on an arrest that's just within made. >> christa: and candy concerns. popular holiday chocolate at the center of a recall. why these bags are being pulled from store shelves. >> sarah: and the force is strong at the box office. the record-shattering sales for "star wars". >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy monday. leverett connector, zakim bridge looking good. we had an accident that just cleared. the expressway from the split into boston about 23 minutes.
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>> christa: welcome back, everybody. "star wars: the force awakens" continues to be trending online as expected. "star wars: the force awakens" set some major box office records. >> sarah: the film made an
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sales this past weekend. it broke the record set by "jurassic world," which made $208 million in its first weekend earlier this year. globally "the force awakens" has earned more than $500 million since friday. >> no! noooo! >> christa: listen to this. some star "star wars" fans at one theater in hollywood not pleased at all when the projector stopped suddenly during the movie friday night. an audience member posting some cell phone video of this moment. he says when the projecteddor started again, it jumped about 20 minutes ahead of where it had left off, and i guess the theater gave them a refund and a voucher to come back, but based on that reaction, you would think something much worse was happening there. >> i'm glad they get to see it again. >> they've been waiting for years. >> coming up, how a father helped turn his son into police after a hit-and-run crash in saugus. >> christa: breaking news.
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strip, a driver blowing into the crowd, and why police say she did it on purpose. >> reporter: and a threat closes nashua public schools for the day. we'll have more coming up. >> sarah: also see the miss universe mishap that has everyone talking this morning. as the wrong contestant is crowned and then she has to give the crown back. the keurig k200 series brewer. one touch,
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go. >> christa: the f.b.i. investigating a violent threat that's shutting down an entire school district. >> reporter: breaking overnight, dozens of people run over on the vegas strip. what we've learned about the driver. >> reporter: a tragedy at home. a young boy killed in a deadly fire. >> sarah: an embarrassing mistake leads to a second crowning of miss universe. >> christa: you don't see that every day, for sure. good morning, everybody. it's monday, back to work. we have all the day's top stories for you. >> sarah: we have traffic and weather. let's send it over the bri eggers with more on your forecast. hey, bri. >> bri: a big boost in temperatures. although this morning we're still fairly cold. it was a shock to the system temperatures. mid to upper 30s right now. we've already hit those lows earlier this morning. we're already getting mild air creeping in. along with mild air comes enough moisture to keep the cloud cover with us pretty much throughout this entire week.
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to about ten degrees above normal this time of year. upper 40s to the he 50s and even some mid-50s as you get into southeastern mass, cape cod and the islands. that's also where we're seeing the stronger breezes and the stronger wind into this afternoon, as well. already a little breeze yeah out there. wind advisory goes into effect for southeastern mass and cape cod at 10:00 a.m., and then we get that boost in temperatures all throughout this week. record highs are well within reach as we get into christmas eve. you can take a look at those forecast highs, 66 for boston, 64 for worcester. that would smash those records that were previously set in 1996 for boston and we also have a slight chance for rain almost every day throughout this week. i think dry today, but if you have last-minute errands heading out the door through the middle of the week to get ready for the holiday, bring that umbrella along. a few minutes. >> for right now let's send it over the danielle gersh for this
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>> danielle: zakim bridge looking nice. we had an accident at 93 southbound at the leverett connector. that just cleared. route 1 in saugus, a little throw through saugus. then traffic starts to open up nicely, as you can see here. let's go to the maps. you can see 93 southbound is crawling from 128. that accident did clear, though. looking so bad. the pike is pretty much fine out to framingham. a little stop and go from 128 into boston. south of town, the expressway, the braintree split into boston 26 minutes, and then a little slow on route 24, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, 24 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 14 minutes. 9 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, almost half an hour. we have minor delays on the "t" on the red line. back to you, guys. >> sarah: we continue to follow breaking news from nashua, new hampshire. the entire school district shut down after threats of violence. >> christa: right now f.b.i. investigating this along with
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let's head out live to the sane with 7's jennifer egan. jen? >> jennifer: christa, investigators are trying the track this threat and figure out what i.p. address it came from. a school administrator received the threat via e-mail. police say it was directed toward nashua's two high schools and contained specific threats of violence. police wouldn't go into more detail about the threats. it was a serious enough threat that the district superintendent made the call to close not just the high schools but all 17 public schools. >> it's a tough decision to make. these seem to be going on throughout the country. they seem to be happening more frequently, and they are very disruptive on many different levels. >> reporter: in his message the parents, the superintendent said the threat is specific today and he expects schools to be back open tomorrow. live in nashua, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: breaking news out of las vegas this morning where police say the driver of this car deliberately drove on the
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there one person was killed. dozens of others hurt. apparently there was a toddler inside of this vehicle sat the time. for the latest, let's go to 7's kris anderson. >> kris: christa, that toddler is okay. an 11-year-old was among those hurt. there were three critical injuries. the victim was said to be in stable condition. that's the latest info. police say a woman in her 20s intentionally swerved her car on to the busy sidewalk on the las vegas strip two to three times last night. it happened right near planet hollywood casinos where the miss universe pageant was being held inside. that three-year-old child was in the car again. that child was not hurt. one witness says the woman was going 30 to 40mph at the time of the crash. >> suddenly you saw people fly in the air. but because the car hit them. it was like a bowling ball hitting pins. >> sarah: people were punching the window trying to get the child out of the back seat. she accelerated again and just kept mowing everyone down.
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>> kris: that woman, the nearby hotel. there are no signs that this was an act of terror. that's the latest live in the control room, kris anderson, news today in new england. >> sarah: fire crews are investigating whether the home where a four-year-old boy was killed had working smoke 7's nicole oliverio live with more. nicole? >> nicole: a devastating story this morning. if i step out of the way, you can see the damage the fire did to this westport home. the fire broke out just before midnight. sadly a four-year-old boy named caleb was killed. his mother and 7-year-old sister along with another person also rushed to the hospital badly burned we're told their bodies were wadly burned. now, the boy's great grandfather was here at the scene yesterday, inconsolable, saying that there were presents still under the christmas tree for little caleb and they were getting ready to
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>> they had bought him, caleb, a bicycle for christmas, and he was just riding that bike. he was just starting life. >> nicole: and again, taking a look here at the home, the cause of the fire remains under investigation, and the state fire marshal's office is trying to figure out if there were working smoke detect yours. live in west port, nicole oliverio, 7news today in new england. >> reporter: the cause of a deadly fire at a brockton apartment building is under investigation this morning. a 68-year-old disabled man was found dead on the third floor of the brockton common's building. investigators believe the cause was accidental. the suspect in a hit-and-run crash in awe gus is headed to court today. three people were seriously injured in the crash on hamilton street saturday. police say the 19-year-old driver of one of the vehicles took off. he was later arrested after police spoke with his father who agreed to bring his son in to surrender. >> christa: happening now, a
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armory heist is in custody and set to appear in court later on today. the roommate of 26-year-old ashley bigsbee, who you see there, of dorchester, bigsbee was arrested last month after police say one of the 19 stolen whens was found in her possession. 32-year-old james morales was charged with breaking into the armory and taking the weapons. authorities racked him down in new york and made the arrest. >> sarah: breaking news, police arresting a passenger in connection to a fake bomb threat on board an air france plane. the packed plane was supposed to land in paris. but pilots made an emergency landing when a passenger told a flight attendant about a possible bomb in the bathroom. it turned out to be cardboard, paper and a kitchen timer. >> later today the friend and former neighbor of one of the san bernardino shooters will be appearing in court. enrique marquez is looking to be freed on bail. but right now he's facing conspiracy and federal weapons charges.
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purchased the two assault rifles used in the terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded more than 20 others. ism more than 90 people are mitzing this morning after a landslide in china. you can see dust and mud rising from collapsing buildings as the landslide hit them. authorities say more than 900 residents were affected and more than 1,500 people were involved in rescue operations. >> christa: now to the race for the white house, and a busy day on the campaign trail in new hampshire today. jeb bush, ben carson, chris christie, john canners and martin o'malley along with marco rubio will all hole event in the granite state, new hampshire's first in the nation primary is set for february 9th. it's approaching here. hillary clinton mean-time targeting donald trump during the democratic debit. she said that's encouraging terrorists with his rhetoric and now the republican front-runner
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>> he is becoming isis' best recruiter. they are going to people showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. >> nobody has been able to back that up. it's nonsense. it's just another hillary lie. she lies like crazy about everything. >> christa: and trump will speak live on the "today show" immediately following 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a by scout troop leader recovering from bites and scratches after being attacked by a bear in new jersey. he and three scouts went into a cave. when the bear grabbed troop leader's foot, pulled him inside, biting his leg and his shoulder. the scouts ran and called 911. wildlife experts believe the scouts interrupted the bear in hibernation. dove chocolate recalling thousands of cases because of serious allergy concerns. the candy maker mars is recalling 6,700 cases of dove
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because the items may contain pieces of snickers, milky way and twis. the company is worried about customers with peanut, wheat and egg allergies. the recalled chocolate is only sold at walmart. >> christa: the patriots have clinched a bye in the postseason, locking up one of the two top seeds sunday thanks no they win over the titlian and denver's loss to pittsburgh. palings win it 43-16. however, they have some injuries here,. dont'a hightower, danny amendola and patrick chung all leaving with injuries. >> sarah: a beauty pageant blunder has everyone talking this morning. >> christa: ouch. that's all i can say. the host of miss universe, steve harvey, crowned the wrongs winner. >> colombia! >> christa: so there's your moment. miss colombia was crowned. after that harvey came back on
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turns out he had misread the car, mixed up first runner-up with the winner, so the mistake meant that missed philippines was actually the new miss universe. >> i have to apologize. the first runner up is colombia. this is exactly what's on the card. ly take responsibility for this. it was my mistake. >> christa: what else is he going to do? look here, the crown was taken off of miss colombia, given to the rightful owner. he owned it. you have to. show the card, be transperson. but never seen that one happen before ever. >> bri:>> sarah: it's definitely, bri, putting the pageant in the headlines. good publicity, bad publicity, whatever. >> bri: it's true.
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