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tragedy in virginia. an offer on her first shift shot and killed during a standoff. see when a plane goes flipping over in plymouth. what we know about the pilot inside the aircraft. supporters cheer on hillary clinton after her big win in south carolina. a closer look at the big night and what we're keeping an eye on ahead of super tuesday. in maynard town leaders say the water could be risky to drink.
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you. the month is winding down quickly. i'm kris anderson with those stories and more. first to rob with a check of the week gented forecast. the temperatures improve. >> rob: we get one extra day this february, leap day tomorrow. 40 degrees in boston, and average for the end of the february is 41. here we are at 9:00 hour almost there. a little bit of a wind makes it feel a bit colder, but the key is the wind direction out of the southwest. the southwesterly wind makes it warm into the afternoon hours. look at the satellite picture. started off cloudy a couple of hours ago, but notice how the clouds break apart. we expect a die sent amount of sunshine. we spend most of the afternoon in the low to mid-50s. mid to upper 40s afr dinnertime. most of the night is still mied with temperatures dropping to the upper 30s to low 40s. clear skies tonight, teeny, tiny slight chance of an isolated
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yet again, mild temperatures well up into the mid-50s tomorrow. does go downhill from there, though. seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> kris: this is a breaking story this morning. a police officer originally from merrimack, new hampshire was shot and killed during her first shift on the job as a police officer in virginia. she was responding to a report of a domestic disturbance. she and two other officers were hit after shots were fired. kids in the streets heard the gunshots and ran inside. >> i was walking up the street with three other people, and we heard three to four gunshots, so we started to run. then when we got up here, we saw all the cops and we were trying to come home and they told us to go inside. here. door. >> kris: police have the shooter in custody and are still
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here. breaking story from overnight right. flames tear through a home about 4:30 this morning. crews were on the scene to help battle the blaze. one firefighter had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out. still no word yet on what caused this fire. let's turn our attention to politics now. the south carolina primary was a decisive win for hillary clinton last night. the democrat taking almost three-quarters of the democratic vote home. this is a big boost for hillary clinton, whose big test will come on super tuesday when voters head back to the polls. it's hillary clinton by a landslide in south carolina. she says this win sets her up for the 12-state fight on super tuesday. >> we are going to compete for every vote in every state. we are not taking anything and we're not taking anyone for granted. >> kris: only in bernie
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is he ahead in the polling. >> i believe that not only can we win this democratic nominating process, but we can defeat trump. >> kris: donald trump towards super tuesday states. >> we have to win arkansas. >> kris: campaigning with christie. the big fight is in texas where senator ted cruz makes a stand. >> pick a side, and i'll tell you this. when it comes to picking a side, i picked a side and stand against washington and with the american people. >> kris: on paper cruz and rubio can beat trump. their war is nuclear. >> a con artist will never get control of the party. >> i actually thought that ted cruz was a liar, but rubio is worse. >> hillary clinton jumped in. >> we don't need to make america great. america hasn't stopped being great. >> don't build walls she said but break down barriers.
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hillary clinton along with bill clintons have events across massachusetts over the next two days prepping for super tuesday. they hope to win the bay state on super tuesday. we're following more news today. state police responding to this deadly crash on 495. police say a pickup truck and car collided head-on near exit 10. the driver of the car was killed in the crash. two people were rushed to the hospital in rhode island. no word on what caused the think morning crews are trying to figure out what caused this to happen. this landed across the south shore. it ended up on the roof at plymouth airport. that rough landing sent the pilot to the hospital. we have the details this morning. the heavily damaged plane being lifted off the runway at the plymouth airport saturday night. the federal aviation administration believes it crashed while practicing taking off and landing earlier in the afternoon. >> we touched down briefly, and he was about five feet off the
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it got really loud, and then he started to go up and he was at a 90-degree angle straight up and down. >> she saw the crash happen just seconds after she landed in another plane nearby. >> his wing snapped on the ground and his node hit and he cartwheeled a few times and landed on his back. >> that's how they found the plane whether they arrived, resting on the roof. the pilot was taken to the hospital suffering serious injuries. >> definitely head injuries. he was bloody from his head. it was completely covered in blood, and so was the rest of him. >> the pilot was the only person in the plane when it flipped over. 7 news learned he's a prominent dentist from rock lynn. the faa and mass aeronautics are investigating how the crash happened. >> it was just really scary. >> kris: there's new concerns about the town of maynard's water supply. they say they're an elevated
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pose a risk to infants, pregnant women and women that may want to become pregnant. they say the water is safe to use, and there's no immediate threat at this time. >> what we have been told is that long-term exposure is the issue, so we've been given 90 days to mitigate the issue and we're confident we will. >> more testing is going to be done on monday to check the latest levels on that water. the town is also meeting with the department of environmental protection to discuss a plan to fix that problem permanently. police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck after a deadly crash in somerset. investigators say a car flipped after slamming into a file cabinet in the middle of the road friday morning. the driver of that car was killed. police believe a blue pickup truck dropped the cabinet and drove off. they're recovering moefrn 40 grams of heroin and opiods if a drug bust on davis street on thursday. police arrested this man, edwin
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boast face drug trafficking charges. they're asking for the public's help to find this missing man. this man is leonard quirk and he was last seen leaves his home on moody street february 16th. he was headed towards the charl river wearing a green jacket and a blue red sox hat. 7 news now turni to the violent rally in california. look at this video here. fighting words turned into fighting fists after ku klux klan members and counterprotesters clashed at that kkk rally in anaheim, california yesterday. in the end three people were arrested. new this morning now, u.s. senator chuck schumer wants the federal aviation administration to have a seat size standard on all airplanes. he says passengers have to sit like, quote, sar dine dines when they travel. right now there's no federal
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or how much legroom is needed in between the rows. ticket prices to happiest place on earth going on up on certain days. disney will start using new ticket pricing policy for theme parks in florida and california. the price of the tickets varies based on dmond. low demand days have reduced ticket costs while peak days cost $14 doll 14 -- $124 a ticket. still on "7 news today in new england," they say a bedford crime was not a random crime. these four people are behind bars. we have details of what happened here. it looks like something from a nightmare, pythons and hundreds of them. we'll tell you where these slithery fellows were captured and why. >> rob: we have a couple of opportunities for rain in the extended forecast. mostly rain, but it's a bit
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>> kris: university of new hampshire is offering a new minor many brewing. it will offer students skills demand. the new one will be the first of its kind in the new england area. there are 50 brewery ies in new hampshire alone.
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patio. the weather is warming up. >> rob: slight chance for a but just rain. no worries there. a very good chance that we see mainly rain on wednesday. it's a little bit more complicated than that. could begin as some wintry weather or maybe come to an end as wintery weather before things dry out. 41 is the average high temperature for the middle of the afternoon this time of year. we have that in norwood and bedford at 31. much warmer than normal temperatures expected today. across the board we're about 15 talking to you about the weather just this time yesterday, and winds. they're blowing out of the southwest. those are the arrows there, you have a 10, 15, 20-mile-per-hour breeze. you will notice that breeze from time to time today. we have it drag to the north over the canadian border. it will retreat to the north and take the clouds with it.
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that is the front that will bring us just a slight chance for a little bit of rain tomorrow, but in the meantime this is our weather maker. big area of high pressure, and that pressure pumps up warm weather from the south. it got up to 73 degrees in north dakota yesterday, and it's pulled our way in the afternoon and tomorrow afternoon. here comes that front. green areas on this map indicate areas likely to see rain. we got a ring dot, and that's about it. a speck our two of rain possible tomorrow afternoon. not a big deal. tuesday looks quiet. this is the next storm system that's significant. it looks like the rain begins predawn hours on wednesday. at that time temperatures in boston mid to upper 30s. you get into the usually cool spots and western mass and southern vermont. it might be cool enough. that falls as sleet or freezing rain before it quickly changes over to rain. temperatures in the middle of the day on wednesday will be well up into the upper 40s and low 50s. it will be all rain then, but cooler air starts to roll in
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if the cold air gets here soon enough, we could see it end as some snow in some same spots. at this point not expecting significant accumulation whatsoever and a little more worried about the possibility of strong wind gusts than about any wintry weather. be aware. 52 is the high temperature this afternoon in boston. should get up to 54 in bedford, 54 in norwood. in other words, enjoy the mild weather while it lasts. a couple of days well up into the 50s. slightly cooler on tuesday and still mild on wednesday and a big cooldown coming up. we have a keep an eye on the storm system coming our way on friday. right now it looks like a miss, call. stay tuned as the forecast is updates the next four days. >> kris: lindsey vonn had a nasty crash during a world cup event yesterday. she posted a nasty video saying she had a hairline fracture in the left knee.
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even outpaced her competition setting the fastest time in the world for a women's cup event. pretty impressive there with a cracked knee. incredible display of sportsmanship here allowing an injured college basketball player to make history in california. defense stepping aside and letting a hobbling monet lee make the basket to make her the highest-scoring player in school history. she hurt her knee in a game two weeks ago. lee was nervous but found a way to make the shot. >> i actually think i was so nervous that i ended up jumping off this hurt leg. nothing is going to know how you scored the last points, but they know the kind of player and kind of impact she had on our culture and program. >> kris: great gesture on the other team he's part as well. her knee should be fully healed in the next few months. an office on the go here on the red line here. a guy riding rails sitting in an office chair. the tweet says, office chair
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pretty interesting. what are you going to do? coming up, football and country music? teaming up and for a good reason. patriots player nature solder and garth brooks tossing a football over in worcester. we'll tell you the event and why it drew hundreds of kids. also ahe had had, superheroes out in full force for a wonderful cause. they take on a 17-mile run
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>> kris: dynamic duo in action. they team up in worcester. gart brooks and pat getting hundreds of children excited about the sport of football. they give these kids a day they won't soon forget. we have more on this special story. >> reporter: the thunder rolling into worcester as a football star and country legend make an unlikely duo. they teamed up with garth brooks to throw around the pigskin with some local kids. 100 girls and boys from all over the state came to the event in worcester. the country singer is currently on a world tour and is hosting a camp at each stop along the way. >> truthfully, it's all about love and bringing everybody together and spending time with kids and teaching them some skills.
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true for the kids and a rewards experience for solder. >> i'm having a great time loving up on these kids. it's fun. the kids respond to it and take the coaching and having fun. >> kris: a great thing those guys are doing. neat story. a group of superheroes running for a special cause yesterday. a number of runners dress up as superheroes in favorite costumes for a 17-mile training run prepping for the boss thon marathon. amth team mr-8 was there honoring martin richard. tribute. >> we're reading books like cap pain underpants, and the roommate said he'd give me 1 bhungs if i did it. it's easy money for rt charity. >> he took that money and donated it. organizers hope the costumes help the runners focus on something other than that 17-mile distance.
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they're mon coming up. great to see them doing that. still ahead, we're hours away from the academy awards. "spotlight" is causing a lot of buzz. the prizes they took home during the spirit awards. it'sen not just the diversity issue, but a swag bag
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>> kris: hollywood in the spotlight. academy awards are kicking off tonight. "spotlight" won big at spirit awards yesterday. director tom mccarthy paid tribute to the reporters portrayed in the film during his acceptance speak. anticipation is growing for the red carpet event tonight, and it's not just the glitz and glaum more you'll see. the awards show is stirring up plenty of controversy this year. >> reporter: it's the most competitive year anyone can remember. could this be leo's year? a five-time nominee, dicaprio was a front-runner for best act for his performance in "the revenant" also up for best picture. alongside him brie larson, a topic for lead actress in "room." speaking of which --
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a elephant in the room. >> there are no actors of color among this year's 20 nominees causing dozens of haul wood celebrities to boycott. >> this is bigger than they are. >> which is why all eyes are on this year's host chris rock. he hasn't said much except see you sunday, blackout oscars. >> he has always skewered the industry. >> right now 18% of films have no black characters at all and only 12% of film directors are minority. half of the movie tickets are sold to minorities. >> this is a conversation we needed to have a long time. >> a conversation less about the oscars and more about opportunity. >> kris: as if being a
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they get i swag bag worth about $200,000. the most expensive gift is a $55,000 all expenses paid tril to israel. some israeli officials hope it will boost tourism to the holy land. some palestinian groups say the trip is israeli propaganda. coming up this morning, middle schoolers in trouble with the law now. what they poured into their choke. got a chance of rain as we head to the start of the work week, but the big story is the very mild weather to finish out the weekend. forecast is am koing up. >> kris: a devastating accident in lynn claiming the life of two people.
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>> kris: two people killed instantly during a crash in lynn. what we learned about this tragic accident. also, a fight inside of a high school caught on camera. now there are some concerns that the violence could be linked to a fight club. they're back at it, marco rubio and donald trump taking jabs at each other looking to build momentum for super tuesday. 9:30 this sunday morning. thanks for waking up with us here. i'm kris anderson. we have a let to get to. we begin with rob with a peek at the weekend forecast.
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already have 40 in boston, 41 in beverly and 41 in norwood and 4 is is the average high temperature for the aefrj. radar is quiet but there are clouds in spots on the satellite satellite. you see the gray clouding there. that starts to dissipate, so what little cloud cover is out there should dissipate. mostly sunny skies is the forecast for the afternoon. upper 40s for the south coast, cape and island, basically naen where we get a wind off the water is cooler. get away from the influence of the water, mid-50s for a high temperature this afternoon. still mild overnight tonight. temperatures fall as far as the upper 30s to low 40s and generally clear skies and a couple of clouds roll back in and so does a very slight chance for an isolated shower around midday tomorrow. not too significant, though. mid-50s for monday. after that it starts to go downhill. big changes through the seven-day forecast. we talk about that coming up in a few minutes. 9:30 1.
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hillary clinton pulls off a huge win in south carolina. quite decisive. her campaign hopes this is a good indicator of how she fares across the south. win delegates is the mantra now for super tuesday which is two days away, even winning enough for the nomination is not possible just yet. a police officer in virginia was shot and killed during her first shift on the job. happened yesterday night as officer ashley guindon was responding to reports of a domestic disturbance. guindon and two other police officers were hit by bullets after those shots were fired. she died as a result of her injuries. a follow-up to a story first yesterday on "7 news today in new england." police are trying to piece together what caused this deadly accident in lynn. a powerful crash happened right along a dangerous stretch of roadway. kelly o'hara has the latest on the investigation here. >> it was just unfathomable. >> it was pretty gruesome. it was.
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>> reporter: this is all that's early saturday morning. the suv's roof crushed and caved in, parts of the car scattered all over 1-a. the two people inside, a young man and woman, didn't survive. >> it was just like extremely loud bang. it was really loud. pretty surprising. very surprising to see. it was that bad of an accident. >> reporter: eyewitnesses say the pair was killed instantly when they somehow lost control of the car and crashed into this dunkin' doughnuts just after 2:00 a.m. >> here there were people in dunkin' doughnuts at the time, and the car missed them by about maybe a foot. >> reporter: david zeller owns the building and says whatever caused this crash was so powerful it caused significant damage to the building and nearly killed people inside as well. he says the road here is dangerous, speed is a factor and too many wrecks like these. >> there's been at least five
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the lynnway late at night, a very -- it's like a speedway here, okay? so it's tragic. it would be nice if there were speed bumps along the lynnway. >> reporter: kelly o'hare ya, "7 news today in new england." >> kris: dover police are investigating after a credit card skimmer was found at two different gas stations. employees at those shell gas stations found the devices attached to the gas pumps. officials don't know how long those skimmers had been there. though, because they can be used to steal credit card information. anyone who has been to either two gas stations, keep a close eye on your bank accounts. four people arrested in connection with with a bedford home invasion that started when a witness called police to report the suspicious men. detectives arrived and three suspects were inside of the home. one was waiting in a car down the street. police say that the notebook found in the suspect's car has now led them to believe this was not a random crime.
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investigation, a notebook was found in the vehicle tieing these gentlemen to several other breaks in other communities in and around the town of bedford. >> kris: all four of these suspects you see here on your screen are charged with breaking and entering. they're expected to be in court on monday. a drive-by danger in south florida, and it was all caught on camera. a customer loses his cool at a gas station sending a barrage of bullets, clerk was his top target. right now police are searching for that suspect. we have all the details. >> reporter: february 7th just before 2:00 a.m. watch the top of the screen. the silver car turns into a hollywood gags station. >> that's a very dangerous individual. >> reporter: he's talk being about the driver right there leaning back pointing a gun and firing out the back passenger window at the gas station. this clerk who asked not to be ieched was behind the counter. >> i don't have no problem with nobody.
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45 minutes before the shooting this customer walked into the chevron on hollywood boulevard near the turnpike just as the clerk was preparing to switch shifts with another worker. that meant the customer would have to wait several minutes for service. >> and he said -- he started to yell at me and he told me, no, you aren't supposed to close. you're supposed to be open 24/7. >> the suspect walked out and approximately 30 minutes later drove back to the gas station. >> reporter: that's when police say he opened fire. the clerk making a run for it. how many shots were fired do you think? >> there was four. >> four? >> the clerk unhurt, but you can still see the bullet holes in the window. despite the close call, this young man still has a job to do. >> i need to take care of my life. i need to eat. i have to work.
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video will shock you. it has videos of a high school fight. it shows a brutal battle at a california high school. the fighters are wearing boxing gloves and they're punching each other in the face, in the body, anywhere they can, really. neither one wearing helmets or headgear. school officials are promising now to get to the bottom of this dangerous video. >> well, school administration is investigating the student aspects of it and my office is investigating whether there's any personnel. >> kris: school officials say the fighting has been going on for months. they're going to continue to look into it to figure out what's happening. three middle school students face serious charge at a school in florida. three girls poured red pepper flakes into their teacher's soda earlier in week and caused the teacher to choke. they believe one of the students were upset about the teacher disciplining her. fortunately, that teacher is doing okay now.
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the race for the white house. tuesday. a lot on the line here. gop candidates get back out on the campaign trail in a push for support. five candidates are squaring off for 13 different states. donald trump and marco rubio going head-to-head now battling with each other. 7's dan housley has more. >> reporter: marco rubio is getting personal against donald trump. >> i see him with makeup, and it's like he put it on with a trowel. >> that's amazing to me that a guy with the worst spray fan in america is attacking me for putting on makeup. >> rubio's won nothing. he couldn't get elected dogcatcher in florida. they hate him in the state of florida. >> it's time to open our eyes much we can't allow a con artist to have access to the nuclear codes of the united states. >> the race is getting dirty into super tuesday, and trump has all the momentum as he
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support with a campaign built around a border wall? >> who is going to pay for that wall? >> the wall between the new yorker and republican establishment is starting to crack. first with the chris christie endorsement and main governor paul lepage who are meeting in secret with party leaders to top trump according to the the noshgdz tyms -- new york tiemdz. we could do worse. >> he could be a great president ever if he sits down and puts together a good team. >> the kasich and rubio campaigns plan to take it to the conventions and contesting trump on a second ballot. >> i don't care if i get in my pickup truck and drive around the country. donald trump will never be the nominee. >> cruz is questions why he won't release his taxes.
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doesn't have much money as he said he does. maybe that addition he wrote a big check to planned parenthood. >> trump can turn out varied voters from the north, south and wild west. what might have started out as a political joke in washington is looking more and more like a political reality. dan housley, "7 news today in new england." >> kris: dont forget, 7 news is your moem for super tuesday. we have live coverage on air and online with our team of reporters and get updates on the go with our 7 news mobile app. still to come this morning on "7 news today in new england," rescue dogs get their chance to be tennis stars. how these k-9 u.s. are helping out in brazil's open tournament. >> rob: mid-50s this afternoon. in march the temperatures feel more winter-like. your seven-day forecast is coming up. >> kris: speaking of weather, celtics kranging up the heat against miami. highlights from their match-up in the garden coming up in 7 sports.
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something delicious is happening at dunkin'. come in today to get any sandwich for $2.99 after 12:00 p.m. america runs on dunkin'. >> kris: apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks. four sheltered dogs rescued from sao paulo, brazil trained as ball dogs. they retrieved the pen anies balls that go out of bounds and bring them back to the players. they hope to raise adoption awareness with the ball dog
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wildlife officials capturing more than 100 pythons on the loose in the florida everglades. it's an epidemic there. it's to reduce the population. the pythons are an invasive species eating local animals in the everglades area. the largest python caught was about 15 feet long. better down in the everglades than in your backyard, right? i'm not a snake guy. >> rob: i'm like i understand indiana jones, not a neighboring giem. for us almost florida-like temperatures. much warmer than normal this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon. maybe a spotty shower tomorrow afternoon. much better chance of rain on wednesday, and it looks like mostly rain. we're watching for a storm on frid. right now it looks like it's a little too close to call. got 40 in bedford, 36 in worcester and 36 in jaffray and 36 in nantucket.
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much more than that. temperatures likely stay in the 40s for the islands and even most of the south coast. if you zoom out and look at the temperatures across the country, it got up to 73 degrees north dakota. not just breaking a record for bismarck, but that's the warmest temperature ever recorded in the entire state in north dakota at any point in the month of february. why am i telling you this? the green is the mild weather. you can see that that green weather is getting pulled more in this direction. that milder weather is pulled in in direction. warm weather spreading east today. we have a weak frontal boundary to the north. that's why we have a little bit of cloud cover this morning. that retreats back for the north. that's the one that will bring us a little rain or the aleast a slight chance of rain tomorrow. but the main weather maker in the short term is the big area of high pressure. it's the wind around the high pressure that pumps that warm weather in the general direction. it will be breezy at times
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per hour not out of the question. still clear and breezy tonight. it's that breezy southwesterly wind to keep the temperatures mild. the next front has rain beginning in the burkes and southern vermont around 9:00, 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. better chance of rain there, and then that rain band falls apart as it moves east. only a spotty shower in the boston area at best around lunchtime. that's about it with the front. our next one could be more significant. rain likely or resippings likely beginning early wednesday morning and might be cold enough for usual cool spots in western massachusetts and southern vermont to see this begin as a brief period of mixed precipitation before changing over to all rain. as that pulls out of here, much colder weather starts to move in by the end of the weekend. so -- or by the end of the work week. enjoy the milder weather we expect this afternoon while you can. a couple of days in the mid-50s and even still mild at least by march standards for tuesday and wednesday. by the end of the week, much
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in the low 20s in the morning and only in the low 30s for the afternoon hours for friday and saturday. >> kris: the roller coaster continues with weather. still ahead on 7 news, a homeless man gets help from a good samaritan. how it helped to reunite this man with his long-lost family. the celtics played the miami heat.
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good sunday morning to you. back at 2013 a lot of people thought brad stevens was getting in over his head a bit. not the best track record when it comes to transition to the nba especially when three superstars get shipped out of town. he's proving the doubters wrong. saturday. quarter. here are the celts in the second coming back. marcus smart, the beautiful bounce pack to evan turner throwing down the reverse jam.
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tied at 28-28 thanks to a 9-0 boston run of the later in the corner here's turner dishing the ball this time. crowder is going for 14 on saturday, but the heat going to head to the half with a three-point lead thanks in part to whiteside helping out with the big block here on isiah thomas. 13 points and 15 boards and eight blocks for the big man. second half, though, celtics wants it more. up to in the fourth whiteside going to miss on the dunk, and then down on the other end, tyler zeller won't miss this from close range throwing it down off the break finishing in siel. celtics up by four. the celtics all-star thomas scoring over whiteside, boston wins it 101-89 building a two-game cushion for the big seed in the east. we break down the bruins with the trade deadline one day away.
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and mark is also in the house. it's all coming to you tonight right here on 7 nbc. the bruins in a big atlantic division battle tonight at the garden. the tampa bay lightning rolling into town. should be a great game later tonight. >> kris: coming up, a homeless man is reunited with his family. we have the hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america
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"7 news today in new england" >> kris: it's 9:55. this homeless man has a job thanks to a post on social media. the story takes a tweeter turn
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by his long-lost sisters. >> how nervous are you right now? >> extremely. my gosh. >> waiting in the distance. >> ten years since i have seen him. >> two very important people who had not seen rocky, their long-lost brother in years. >> what's the first thing you want to say to your sisters. rocky was homeless and sleeping on the pier when a good samaritan gave him his sweatshirt and posted the picture on social media. that got rocky a job, donated clothing and money. and now family. >> i can't get over seeing them after all these years. >> marty was the first to do so the story. >> i cried at work, and i couldn't finish my day out. it was around 3:00. i couldn't finish my day out. soefs excited and couldn't wait to get home. >> she hadn't seen him in ten years and more than 30 years for sandra. >> i saw him once when i was little.
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6-ish maybe? >> they lost touch with rocky, but no one knew he was homeless. >> i was did he ever stated. 40 years he was homeless. that was sad. he had no way to reach out to us to say they needed help. >> even sandra's kids met their uncle for the first time. this time they're not letting going. >> god has a plan, and if it's meant to be, you're going to find that person again. >> kris: a neat story. rocky is working on the that restaurant down in florida. so much more on head on "7 news today in new england" including water mothers -- worries in may yard. why town leaders urge them to be on high alert. scare in the skies ends up like this. they're trying to figure out why this plane crashed at the airport.
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that's banking reimagined. what's in your wallet? >> kris: breaking news in morning, an officer gunned down in virginia on her very first shift on the job. hillary clinton is waking up a big winner hoping to carry her south carolina victory into super tuesday. a dentist injured when his plane comes crashing down in plymouth. it's hollywood's biggest night. all eyes are on the on thes cars and wait to see if who will win and if controversy will be
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>> kris: 10:00. good morning to you. i'm kris anderson and we have plenty of news ahead in this half hour. it's a great day to get out and lunch on the patio, rob. it will be warm you are than it was. >> it feels like an april sunday. 43 degrees is the current temperature in boston. here we are after 10 at 43 degrees. that's warmer than in the middle of the afternoon. it's a little bit of a breeze that doesn't make it feel so warm. the southwesterly wind will usher in the mild weather into the afternoon hours. satellite picture has pesky clouds over parts of the area. if you watch, you see them break apart a little bit. i expect the clouds are short-lived and by the time we get to the afternoon, it's mostly sunny. most of the afternoon temperatures are in the low to mid-50s and still mild dinnertime temperatures in the upper 40s. in fact, temperatures stay mild all night long and only dip as far as the upper 30s and low 40s.
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and just a tiny slight chance of a spotty shower around midday tomorrow. mid-50s again for tomorrow afternoon. big changes, though, in the seven-day forecast. don't get too used to that. we'll have that coming up in a few minutes. >> kris: committee continue to follow a breaking story in morning. we learn heart-breaking details about the police officer shot and killed in virginia. she was originally from nearby merrimack, new hampshire. it all happened on saturday night when officer ashley guindon was responding to a report of a domestic disturbance. guindon and two other police officers were hit. it was her first shift, again, on the job. police say they do have a suspect in custody. obviously, we will keep following that story to bring you any updates. another breaking story from overnight. flames break out at a home at 4:30 this morning. crews are all there to help put out the fire. one firefighter did have to be taken to the hospital to be
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the cause of that fe is still under investigation this morning. let's turn our attention to the race for the white house where hillary clinton is waking up a big winner. clinton pulling off a huge win over bernie sanders taking over 70% of the vote down in south carolina. she's hoping that momentum is going to carry over into super tuesday just two days away. nbc's steve handlesman has more. >> reporter: it's hillary clinton by a landslide claiming south carolina sets her up for the 12-state fight on super tuesday in two days. >> we're going to compete for every vote in every state. we're not taking anything and not taking anyone for granted. >> reporter: only in bernie sanders' home state of vermont is he ahead in the polls. >> i believe that not only can we win this democratic nominating process, but we can
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>> reporter: trump toured super tuesday states. >> we have to win arkansas. >> reporter: campaigning with chris christie. the big fight is in texas where ted cruz takes his stand. >> pick a side. i'll tell you this. when it comes to picking a side, i picked a side, and i stand against washington and with the american people. >> reporter: on paper cruz and marco rubio can still beat trump and their war is nuclear. >> a con artist won't get control of the party. >> i actually thought that ted cruz was a liar, but rubio is worse. >> reporter: hillary clinton jumped in. >> we don't need to make america great. america has never stopped being great. >> reporter: don't build walls she said but break down barriers. >> kris: definitely going to be interesting on tuesday. ahead of the super tuesday match-up, a few of the candidates are headed to the bay state. hillary clinton is one of them.
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tomorrow morning and right here in boston in the afternoon. bernie sanders will be in worcester and john kasich will hold town halls in both springfield and in plymouth. you'll want to say with 7 news for the latest on the super tuesday results. we will have live coverage on the air and online with the team of reporters. plus, you can updates anytime up on the go with the mobile app. we'll get to a developing story we've been following this morning. after state police responded to this deadly crash on 495 yesterday, police say a pickup truck and car collided head-on near exit 10. the crash. two other people rushed to the hospital in rhode island. crash. on plymouth a plane came crashing down at the airport and ended up belly side up. the plane flipped over a few upside-down.
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>> reporter: the heavily damaged plan is lifted off the runway at the plymouth airport saturday night. the faa believes it crashed while practicing taking off and landing earlier in the afternoon. >> so he touched down very briefly and then he was about 5 feet off the ground. he just gunned it, and so it got really loud. and then he started to go up. and he was at a 90-degree angle straight up and down. >> she saw the crash happen just seconds after she landed in another plane nearby. >> his wing snapped on the ground and his node hit and he cartwheeled a few times and landed on his back. >> that's how they found the plane whether they arrived, resting on its roof. the pilot was taken to the hospital suffering serious injuries. >> definitely head injuries. he was bloody. his head was completely covered in blood, and so was the rest of him. >> the faa says the pilot was the only person in the plane whether it flipped over.
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rockland. the faa and mass aeronautics are investigating how the crash happened. >> it was really scary. >> kris: more news today now. police recover more than 40 grams of heroin and opiods from a drug bust. look at the picture here. they also had cash. that bust happened on sunday on davis street. actually thursday police arrested this guy davis and rib area row. both face drug trafficking charges. police are on the hunt for a driver after a deadly crash in somerset. a driver flipped over in his car that slammed into a filing cabinet in the middle of the road friday morning. that driver was killed. police believe the blue pickup truck dropped the filing cabinet and drove off. anyone with information call police. deadly crash in lynn yesterday morning when a car slammed into a dunkin' doughnuts. two were killed in the accident. the whole crash happened with
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doughnut us. kelly o'hare ha spoke with within witnesses that saw the whole thing. >> it was unfathomable. >> it was pretty gruesome. it really was. >> reporter: this is all that was left. the suv's roof crashed and caved in and parts of the car scattered all over 1-a. the two people inside didn't survive. >> it was an extremely loud bang. >> pretty surprising to see it was that bad of an accident. >> eyewitnesses say the pair was killed instantly when they somehow lost control of their car and crashed into the dunkin' doughnuts just after 2:00 a.m. >> here there are people in dunkin' doughnuts at the time, and the car missed them by about maybe a foot. >> david zeller owns the building and said whatever called the crash was so powerful it caused significant damage to his building and nearly killed
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he says the road here is dangerous, speed is a factor in too many wrecks like these. >> there's been at least five fatalities on this stretch of the lynn way. late at night a very -- it's like a speedway here, okay? so it's tragic. it would be nice if there were speed bumps along the lynn way. >> reporter: kelly o'hare ya, "7 news today in new england." >> kris: now to water worries to tell you about. residents in maynard are concerned after the town's water supply had problems here. according to town leaders, there apparently is an elevated level of a certain chemical found in the town's drinking water. they believe this chemical could pose a risk to infants and pregnant women. officials say the water is safe to use for now, and there's no immediate threat. >> what we have been told is that long-term expose ure is the issue. we've been given 90 days to mitigate this issue, and we're confident we will.
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more testing will be done on monday to check the levels again. the town is meeting with the department of environmental prekdz to work out a plan to permanently fix the problem. also on 7, fighting words quickly turn into fighting fists. did you see what happened there? a ku klux klan member and protesters clashed in anaheim, california yesterday at a rally. punches were thrown by people in the video. in the end three people were stabbed and 13 others were arrested. florida police in the meantime have found this missing baby girl, and she's alive. authorities say they found the two-month-old saturday night in orlando, florida, which is about 200 miles away from her fort lauderdale home. detectives say the baby and her mother were asleep friday night had arm gunmen took the little girl from the home. police are trying to find the suspected kidnappers in the story. still ahead on "7 news today in new england," the red carpet away.
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tonight's broadcast, but will the attention be on the winners and losers or the controversy surrounding this year's oscars. >> rob: 50-plus degree weather. excited about that this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon. we have a custom of opportunities for rain, though, in the seven-day forecast. mainly rain. we'll talk about that coming up. >> kris: this is a special story here. superheroes running for a fantastic cause yesterday. we will tell you who some of
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>> kris: you know who that is there. garth brooks teamed up with patriots offensive tackle nate solder to host a children's foobt football clinic. 100 girls and boys from all over the state came to this event over in worcester. the musician was there for a stop on his tour. brooks hosts i free football camp at each tour stop. pretty neat. great day and great time to think about football, rob. never a bad time really. the way the season ended for the patriots, you can't wait for next year. >> rob: there a bad time to think about football? it feels like baseball season is just around the corner with 50s in the forecast. with 50s in the forecast we talk mostly rain over the next custom of days.
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much better chance of rain on wednesday, and mainly rain. this is a little more complicated than that. we talk about it in just a second. 45 in plymouth, 39 in nashua, 43 in boston, 47 in nantucket. the difference is it won't get warmer than that nantucket. we have a wind blow in off the water. south coast and cape and the islands get close to that and away from the influence of the water and well up into the 50s this afternoon. temperatures across the board 10, 15, 20 degrees warmer now than the weather this time yesterday. here's why. if you look at the wind direction, i show you where the wind is blowing. you can see the wind blowing in from the south and southwest. again, wind off the water will keep the islands and cape a little cooler, but most of the rest of us warm into the 50s this afternoon. might have noticed a little cloud cover this morning. that should begin to retreat as this frontal boundary to the north retreats back north into canada. it's this front that will bring
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bit of rain tomorrow. our weather maker right now is the area of high pressure. it's that high pressure pumping afternoon. front arriving tomorrow, and with that a slight chance of rain. the green areas are areas likely to see rain. we have one dot here in southern new england and that's it. middle part of the day, slight chance for a little bit of rain, and really only expecting a drop or two. nothing significant. you probably -- if you blink you'll miss it. head into wednesday, and it looks more significant with this one. rain is likely beginning or precipitation begins in the predawn hours. at that point temperatures in boston mid to upper 30s. no worries in boston. the usual cooler spots, western mass and southern vermont. there it might be cold enough this could begin as a little bit of freezing rain or sleet before quicking changing over to rain. temperature-wise on wednesday we get in the upper 40s to low 50s. this is all rain everywhere. by the end of the day colder
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if that cold air gets here before the moisture leaves, it's possible we could see a brief changeover back to wintery weather wednesday evening and night. for the vast majority this looks like rain and not expecting problems whatsoever in the boston area. much cooler wlvr in the second half of the seven-day forecast. enjoy this while you can. 50 this afternoon in worcester and up to 54 in norwood again. again, tomorrow well above average for this time of the year. still mild and cooler and still mild on tuesday. good chance of rain mostly on wednesday, and ten turning much cooler and, kris, we have to keep an eye on friday. we're watching a storm that looks like it will pass south of us but could be close >> kris: thanks so much. a group of superheroes running for a special cause yesterday. a number of these runners dressing up as superheroes for
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run in preparation for the boston marathon. team mr-8 was there honoring bombing victim martin richard. they say it's a great way to honor this 8-year-old. >> we're reading books cap pain underpants and my roommate said he'd give me 100 bucks if i did. i did it. easy money for the charity. >> a neat thing the runners are doing. they hope the costumes hem them focus on the return other than the distance they were running. 17 miles is a lot. not as much as the marathon they're prepping for. great story there. still ahead, a boston-based film hoping for gold tonight, but they already won at another
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>> kris: there's one final award show before the academy awards this evening. boston-based "spotlight" was the talk of the town taking home a number of awards at the pinted spirit awards. we have to see if they re-create the success on the on oscar stage. the biggest night continues to stir up a bit of controversy before the big event. we have more. >> reporter: it's the most
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could this be leo's year? a five-time nominee, dicaprio is a front-runner for best actor for his performance in "the revenant," also up for best picture. alongside him first-time nominee brie larson, a topic for lead actress in "room." speaking of which -- >> this year we all know there's an elephant in the room. >> there are no actors of color among this year's 20 nominees, causing dozens of hollywood celebrities to boycott. >> this is bigger than they are. >> reporter: that's why all eyes are on this year's host, chris rock. >> let's do it. >> reporter: he hasn't said much simply tweets see you sunday, blackout oscars. >> he's aulz secured the enter statement industry and race relationships. >> right now 18% of films have no black characters at all and only 12% of directors are
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>> this is a conversation that we've been needing to have for a >> reporter: a conversation less bn the oscars and more about opportunity. >> kris: coming up, it's a packed morning of politics on "meet the press" this morning. chuck todd joins us with a preview of what he's talking about as super tuesday approaches. that's up next. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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>> kris: politics in the spotlight for good reason. super tuesday is just around the corner. can hillary clinton carry her south carolina momentum on? can anyone stop donald trump? chuck todd joins us with a preview of "meet the press." good morning. >> hillary clinton sweeps south carolina has her looking to november already while bernie sanders vows to fight on. he joins me this morning. what a week on the republican side. first rubio thumps trump, and then trump thumps rubio with that surprise endorsement from chris christie. is it too late for the so-called republican establishment to stop trump now? trump, cruz will both join me this morning. all of that and more coming up on a special super tuesday edition of "meet the press." >> kris: it a super sunday when it comes to your forecast, rob.
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sunny skies and don't see it often for the end of february. best chance of rain this week on wednesday. we watch a storm on friday. right now it looks like it will pass south of us and not bring us anything. if it changes a little bit, it would fall as snow. stau stay tuned. >> kris: thanks for watching us this morning.
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