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police say his spelling helped her connect those crimes. >> sarah:>> kris: mitt romney so meet with president trump. the big position the former massachusetts governor is in contention for. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: it's friday, 5:00. thanks so much for making us part of your day. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. look like it will be a nice day. wren clair has a check of your forecast. >> wren: clear skies this morning. temperatures are pretty varie mild day. get outside and enjoy some of this nice weather. we have more seasonable wealth headed our way shortly here. for today, temperatures starting out in the upper 30s in worcester. 32 in bedford. 33 in norwood. in boston we're more mild, in the mid to low 40s for many of us. comfortable start, cool for some. light jacket a great idea. as we head into the afternoon, temperatures again close to 60 degrees. you can expect slightly cooler temperatures across the coast and breezier conditions across the cape. into tonight, mostly clear skies.
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add on the cloud cover into the afternoon. temperatures are falling. i'll have more on this after the break. back to you, guys. >> kris: all right. we need to get a check of fast track traffic with danielle gersh. it's just after 5:00, so things shouldn't be too bad yet. >> danielle: things are really quiet so far for your friday, kris. the expressway not seeing any issues. let's go to the maps. braintree to boston northbound there, only going to take you about ten minutes. south of town, route 3, 24 and 95 all looking good. the pike wide open all the way back the framingham this morning. not seeing any issues. route 2 and 3 93 fine back to 495. and problem-free heading into town on route 1 this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway braintree to boston. just 12 minutes enter town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 11 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail starting your morning on schedule. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. a man taken into custody overnight after a standoff in norton. police say he surrendered but
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officers. >> kris: some of those bullets striking a police vehicle in the area. nicole oliverio is live with more on these breaking details. nicole, what have you learned? >> nicole: kris, the good news is we know no officers were hurt. nobody was hurt. they say it ended peacefully. this all happening when the norton police department say they received a call around 9:30 last night to an incident on john scott boulevard. they say it was a domestic incident where man had gotten into an argument with a woman inside of the home. when police scene, that woman managed to get out of that house. she had a young child with her. they say the suspect inside was irrational and barricaded himself inside the home. they say at one point that suspects claimed he had over 500 rounds of ammunition. officers staged that area. again, there were shots fired from inside the house. it hit a police officer's patrol car, but we're told that no officers were injured. they finally managed to get that
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he'll appear in court later today. that's the latest live from norton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: happening today, a teenager accused of attacking a 14-year-old girl is going to be in court. police say he tried to choke this girl right near her bus stop in bourne last week, and this morning he's facing a long list of charges. 7's jennifer eagan is following this story for us. she's live with the very latest. jen? >> jennifer: chris, attempted kidnapping and strangulation are 18-year-old is facing. he was booked here at bourne p. d. last night. he's headed to court today. 18-year-old don allen had nothing to say to our camera after posting bail. did you try to attack a 14-year-old girl? do you have anything to say for yourself? allen jumped in a car while the female driver tried the hide her face. police arrested allen after he tried kidnapping a 14-year-old
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her bus stop last week. >> i think it's great they have an arrest. obviously if somebody does that to a person, it could happen to somebody else. they didn't have much to go on. >> jennifer: police say allen grabbed her by the neck from behind and threw her to the ground. a witness was able to intervene and save her from the attack. >> this is a fairly closely knit neighborhood. people watch out for their neighbors. >> jennifer: police say allen lives on puritan road, the same area where the attack happened. officers saying what evidence led him to the teen, but they say they hope the arrest will make the community feel safer. police haven't commented on a possible motive for this case. allen heads to falmouth district court later this morning. live in bourne, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, a suspect is set to face a judge after a deadly shooting that happened in dorchester. police say two men were arguing inside of a home on westcottage westcottage -- west cottage street on thursday morning.
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gun. investigators found the victim in the doorway. officials believe the two men did know each other. boston's police commissioner says there's a message connected to this tragedy. >> mayor walsh and myself are always talking about the violence and how many guns are out there. this is why we have to continue to get guns off the streets. >> christa: no word on what charges the suspect will be facing. >> kris: right now police on the lookout for a serial robber. they're calling him vicki, that nickname meant to be a little sarcastic i understand. >> victoria: definitely a little sarcastic. apparently he always has a spelling error in the note that he passes to tellers, and the f.b.i. is looking for this man. the most recent bank they believe he has hit is this td bank here in peabody. so he's on the f.b.i.'s most wanted web site. this td bank was robbed at 1:00 sunday in peabody. and it's the latest in a rash of robberies that have happened over the last two weeks.
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wearing sunglasses, and he writes the word "robbery" on the note he passes pass to the tell, misspelling it, leaving out a "b." he's also often wirg a -- wearing a baseball cap. police are concerned because he is getting more aggressive. they believe this man is responsible for robbing four banks in arlington, reading, burlington and again here in peabody. is they need your help. they want you to pay attention to those pictures and contact them if you k who this man may be. there is also an award being offered through the mass most wanted program, as well. live in peabody, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: vicki, thank you. happening right now, police are investigating after a home went up in flames in tewksbury. this was on chandler street. crews shut down the road as they battled the flames. investigators say that no one was inside at the time. >> kris: and police are investigating after man is hit and killed by a commuter rail train.
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investigators say this 59-year-old was hit right near wellesley square around 6:30 last night, the accident forcing matt bush officials to shut down the framingham-worcester line for more than an hour. >> you could hear the engineer scream, "emergency, emergency," and then we came to a sudden stop. so it's an unfortunate situation. you don't want to... you know, you're not worried about yourself anymore. you're concerned about who they probably hit. >> kris: right now police do not suspect foul play. >> christa: and a teens facing hate crime charges after they allegedly harassed and assaulted a woman on the "t." all 15 years old. they were arraigned in court thursday. prosecutors say the victim boarded a red line train last monday, and that's when the teens started verbally harassing her and mocking her accent. then when the victim tried the leave, they allegedly blocked her. one of the teens allegedly struck her in the face with a cell phone. the suspects are all due back in court coming up later this month. boston mayor marty walsh is
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officials say tomorrow's talk is an effort to helps be become a more socially cohesive and resilient city. this event at cutler majestic theater is the first of several that will be held across the city. >> kris: and talking politics, the trump transition turning to an unexpected ally. former massachusetts governor mitt romney spent months criticizing donald trump, but now there's word he may join the president-elect's white house. 7's nancy chen following the story. she joins us with the very latest. development here. mitt romney being added to the short list of contenders to become the next secretary of state. despite all the fighting, president-elect donald trump could be looking to mitt romney to serve a major role in his administration. it may come as a surprise, because to say the two didn't like each other during the campaign is an understatement. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> so mitt is a very sad guy. >> nancy: a trump adviser
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successful job creator in the private sector. he did a great job in massachusetts on many different things and he obviously was the last republican nominee for president, so i'm sure they'll be able to compare notes. >> nancy: no one from the romney camp is saying anything, but trump's transition team says romney will meet the president-elect on saturday in new jersey. this after other picks have come under fire. rudy giuliani for reported ties for foreign governments and governor nikki haley for lack of foreign policy experience. on meeting as president-elect with world leaders, welcoming the japanese prime minister to trump tower. after the meeting the prime minister said trump a leader who we can have great confidence in. we're hearing president-elect trump has now offered michael flynn the job as national security adviser. in the news room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: off to a busy start on your friday morning. still ahead, benched. umass boston soccer players forced to sit out after what some are calling dirty plays.
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how three middle school students are helping to make sure everyone feels like they belong. >> christa: and the first significant snowstorm of the season is moving into the west, blanketing several states. >> wren: and we're looking at a mild friday, but cool weather in store after that. we'll take a look after the break. >> danielle: no issues so far on the roads. you're in good shape if your getting ready to head out the door. the "t" and commuter rail on
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>> christa: i know it's a little soon for, this but it's the news we have to bring to you. the first big snowstorm of the season is moving through the west. in colorado the conditions caused a 20-car wreck and other snow-packed roads led to several other crashes. the storm is expected to bring about eight inches to the state. parts of south dakota also under winter weather warnings, as
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this dog is jumping for joy at the snowflakes in colorado. this is the pup's very first snowstorm. got the play in it, right? it's crazy. they had warm weather there this week. a distant memory now. >> kris: the first snow is the fun one. it's the sixth, the seventh, the eighth. >> christa: exactly, when the snow starts getting dirty. >> kris: not fun to play in anymore, wren. >> wren: i hope we have some nice snow before we get into the that's usually way down the road. first we have to get some snow. it isn't going to be today. but as the midwest is seeing that snow right now, we're eventually looking at that system headed our way. more on that in a molt. today couldn't be a nicer friday forecast. mostly sunny skies. temperatures close to 60 degrees. we keep things mild as we head into tomorrow, as well. sunday we start the cool down. once we start, we just continue that trend into next week. temperatures this morning are quite varied for us, close to 50 degrees. across boston at 43 degrees.
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15 degrees warmer across the cape and about 15 degrees cooler in the low-lying areas. you feel pretty chilly this morning. right now mostly sunny skies. a few additional clouds across the cape. and the cape is going to be breezier than the rest of us here today, as well. but everybody is looking at some nice friday sunshine here. temperature-wise, your travel forecast showing minneapolis in the low 30s. you can see we're going to be looking at actually that system moving our way. that's currently going the track through the ohio valley. so today is the last warmay temperatures in the mid-40s there. then we're looking at low pressure pushing into our neck of the woods. so low pressure is just tracking in from the midwest. that has already brought up to six inches of snow to duluth. the system does push in from our west, bringing us the chance for mostly rain, but we could see some snow actually in western massachusetts, across the berkshires. as well as potentially into the worcester hills. you can see the low pressure system does push further to our north. we're getting some winds associated with that here.
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couple flurries mixed in there, mostly to our west as well as as to our north. still the potential for a couple flurries there. nothing will stay on the ground for us. but you can see some of those blues here, that mixture. we have a turnover as we push into cooler air. again, most of that snow staying further to our west. here's a will be at the big picture here. part of the reason we're seeing that cooler air pushing that upper. >> level low moves into new england this sunday is we have a major dip in the jetstream that ushers in some much cooler air kind of continues as we head into next week, as well. so your thanksgiving week looking to be cool. but today mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s for us. and then into tonight, we're looking at pretty seasonable temperatures, in the low 40s and upper 30s for most of us. cooler spots potentially in the mid-30s. your 7 on 7 forecast, tomorrow the last day to enjoy mild temperatures. we'll see increasing cloud cover saturday into sunday. back to you, guys. >> kris: wren, thanks so much. a group of teens from haverhill
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making a big difference. >> christa: they wanted to reach out to some of their classmates who were just learning english. so they started this new group. it's incredible. they are this morning's class act. >> you're going to give us a card now. >> christa: reaching across cultural divides may seem difficult, but these students are making it work. buenos dias. today all three of you are the class act for this week. veronica lewis aerial kim all live in the haverhill area. they founded the group "value for all" over a year ago. it's a spanish-english club where students play game, make friends and learn from each other. >> we've made so many new friends. i've learned so much in spanish, and my conversational skills have advanced so far. >> it's like we're not even volunteering since we're both getting something in return. >> christa: the group meets two or three times a month at
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in haverhill. while it's carefree and spontaneous now, its founders say it wasn't like that at first. >> it was awkward sometime, some of the meetings. >> it was a little tricky because we didn't know people. i could tell from them that they were a little bitner vows. >> christa: jumping out of their comfort zone, their determination paid off. >> they want to learn more about us. that makes me think they care about spanish people. taught spanish, so they help us. >> we are confident in learning because they don't judge us. >> we can teach some different american traditions, and they can teach us spanish songs. >> christa: in the end success that knows no end. >> i'm hoping that i can keep more friendship, learn more spanish, and stay connected with the people. >> so you cannot only help other people in the community, but you can also strengthen relationships and improve other
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>> christa: i so loved meeting these girls. they have great plans for the future. they're making thesekids so other students around the country can set up their own clubs like that. it's a great win-win situation. everybody is getting something out of this deal. >> kris: that's so neat. so if you know a student between 6th and 12th grades doing something outstanding like these three young ladies in school, maybe sports or their community, please until indicate them online at whdh.com. what impressed me also was your spanish skills. buenos dias. you let it roll off. about 4% fluent. up next, the latest on gronk's injury. >> kris: plus how the ncaa is honoring pete brady, who, of course, inspired the ice bucket challenge. be noisy.
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>> wren: your friday forecast couldn't be more pleasant. we're looking at clear skies. some of us cool in the low 30s. a few additional clouds across the cape. but it's going to be a mild day for us. highs close to 60 degrees. some of us are cooler this morning. 30 in orange. 31 in bedford. those low-lying areas anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. but warmer this morning across the cape. hyannis close to 50 degrees this morning. here in boston, we're in the mid-40s. cooler air on the way. the break. back to you, guys. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. it's all but certain the patriots will be without rob gronkowski sunday in san francisco. the all-pro tight end missing a second straight practice due to that chest injury, and at this point it's hard to imagine gronk healing up in enough time the travel with the team later today. gronk absent again as the patriots worked out yesterday in foxborough.
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non-injury reasons. red sox outfielder mookie betts finishing second to mike trout for the american league most valuable player award, pulling in nine first-place votes to trout's 19. the sox missing out on a chance for their first cy young m.v.p. combo since carl yastrzemski and jim longboard did it back in 1967. bruins taking on the minnesota wild without david pastrnak who is day-to-day. no specifics from the team on what's going on there. scoreless with under a minute to go when the b's get done bad bounce. the cross goes off adam mccade and in. the bruins lose a heartbreaker 1-0 the final. and kris bryant the runaway winner for the national league m.v.p. the cubs' first baseman getting 29 of the 30 first-place votes. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports. have a great day. >> kris: more sports news, panthers' linebacker, watch this play, luke kuechly is being evaluated for a concussion after he got hurt in the team's win
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after suffering the injury. kuechly missed more than a month last season while recovering from a concussion. >> christa: so the ncaa is set to honor former b.c. baseball player pete free free frades, wd the ice bucket challenge. he was diagnosed with als in 2012. the inspirationwa perseverance to overcome adversity. >> kris: something he demonstrates every day. >> christa: we were all inspired by him. >> kris: coming up at 5:30, we're hearing the 911 call made moments after a commuter rail train sliced a car in half. >> christa: and why the way of a new north quincy high school field is causing controversy. >> kris: a man accused of killing his childhood friend in a drunk driving accident learns his sentence. we'll have all that information
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>> kris: breaking news at 5:30, standoff taking a violent turn in norton. a man barricading himself inside a home allegedly opens fire on police. >> christa: new this morning, the umass boston soccer team hit with a tough penalty. two players sitting out after what some are calling unsportsmanlike conduct. >> kris: a little girl reaching out to hingham police officers who helped her family. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. officially friday. 5:30. i'm christa delcamp.>> let's get a check in with wren clair with a forecast that hopefully includes lots of sunshine since it is the weekend, wren. >> wren: we couldn't be looking at a nicer friday forecast for this time of year. temperatures chilly for some of us. 32 in jaffrey. 32 in nashua. 43 in boston. we're still above our average lows here. comfortable for us, but a mixed bag. some of us starting out between 10 and 15 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. we'll all warm up nicely here.
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across the cape. a few additional clouds there. we're still all seeing some sunshine warming up close to 60 degrees today. get outside and enjoy it. as we head into the weekend, we have a cool down headed our way. we have more on that after the break. >> christa: check out the morning drive with danielle gersh. >> danielle: happy friday to you. no major issues heading into town just yet. let's go to the maps. this is the third day in the row we've had a car versus a deer. route 2 westbound after emerson hospital. be careful out there. this is the third time this has happened so far this week. route 1 and 93 not seeing any issues headed into boston. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway. just ten minutes. route 95, 24 and route 3 all looking good. the pike problem-free all the way out to framingham this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. braintree to boston northbound there, just ten minutes. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes this morning.
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>> christa: we're tracking breaking news for you this morning. norton police involved in a stand whereof with an armed man who they say shot at officers while barricaded inside a home. one of those bullets striking a police vehicle. this all began around 9:30 at john scott boulevard in norton. about three hours later, the standoff ended peacefully with the suspect eventually surrendering to police. on this friday morning, a check of the day east other top stories. police say a teen tried to kidnap a girl. officers say 18-year-old john allen attacked a 14-year-old as she walked to her bus stop last week. according to police, he grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground, but a witness managed to intervene and the girl is now recovering. and mitt romney is set to meet with the president-elect donald trump over the weekend. a former massachusetts governor reportedly in consideration for u.s. secretary of state. as you know, the two were fierce critics of one another, but trump advisers say that since romney was the last g.o.p. nominee for president, the two
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shocking video shows several hard hits during a umass boston soccer playoff game. now two of the team's key players will be sitting on the sidelines during the sweet 16. 's nancy chen is here with more on why. nancy? >> nancy: tough video to watch, isn't it? this is the first time the umass boston men's soccer team has ever made it to the sweet 16, but two players will be forced to miss this weekend's game after they delivered illegal hits during sunday's win. so both players received red cards, which means they were next game. watch here. in the first half of sunday's game, a player pulls down brockton native joshua collins. he responded by kicking the ball in the opponent's face. then in the second half, just moments after scoring the tying goal, williams appeared to elbow an opponent before throwing down another opponent. as you would expect here, the referee called a foul on williams, but moments after the
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responded by delivering a head-butt to the official. you can see right there the ref will hold his head in place as he tries to keep his balance. then at another point in the game, it appears a different umass boston player head-butted an opponent. the referee did not call a foul on that contact. umass boston went on to win that game on penalty kicks. they will take on tufts in the tournament game in medford tomorrow. in the control room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. well f quincy after residents say they're upset with the name of the high school's new football field. the new creeden field is named after a well-known family in the city, but the problem, lawrence creeden, the former superintendent of quincy schools, was accused of inappropriately touching a female student and admitted to sexually assaulting a homeless woman back in the 1980s. >> they could have omitted him and they didn't. they talked about his father. they talked about his mother, all really great people, but
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his service to the city. >> christa: okay some the complaints have apparently come in too late according to officials. they say no one spoke up during public comment, so the parks and recreation board voted unanimously. the field will be officially dedicated coming up tomorrow. an elderly man is dead after a flight from fort myers, florida to, boston. jetblue says the flight crew reported a medical emergency involving passenger just before landing at he gann last night. mass state police say the man appears to have died from natural cau >> kris: new details about sal dimasi, the former massachusetts speaker of the house. he has been granted early release from federal prison. dimasi will be let out of the north carolina prison as a compassionate release as he undergoes treatment for throat and prostate cancer. he's expected to be home within weeks. dimasi was serving an eight-year sentence for fraud and extortion charges. a driver is facing charges after his car collided with train in revere.
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yesterday. it's a story you saw here on 7. police say the 25-year-old tried to drive across the tracks after hitting another car late wednesday night. the vehicle was torn in half. the driver and passenger were seen running away from the crash site. somehow no one was hurt. >> a car was just hit by the train. >> a car was just hit by a train? >> yes. that's correct. >> christa: that there the 911 call from neighbors. the driver has been charged accident. >> christa: and new this morning, a massachusetts woman is suing brown university, saying that administrators did not properly investigate after she claimed that three members of the school's football team raped her. according to the "globe," the lawsuit states that officials later found explicit pictures as well as texts that show students laughing about the alleged assault. the lawsuit claims the school never finished its investigation and never punished the students
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making a startling discover inside a nashua high school, a loaded gun. it was in a backpack in nashua south. it all started when a 17-year-old started having a seizure. school officials searched his backpack and found a gun inside. that teen was taken to the hospital for treatment. >> christa: about 1,100 tickets sold to the canceled grand prix in boston race have been refunded and more are on the way.?maura healey says $650s been refunded. the race was scheduled for labor dayke april. an electrical worker is doing okay after being stuck for more than an hour in cambridge. the worker was installing christmas lights at raymond park on thursday when the controls on his bucket truck failed. coworker tried to lower him, but the truck wouldn't work. firefighters had to reach a bucket of their own to reach the man and brick him back to solid ground. >> kris: police in hingham reminded why they go to work after receiving thank you noted from a young resident.
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officers tweeting out the note thanking them for checking on an eight-year-old's girl house after she returned home with her mom to find their front door wide-open. >> christa: don't you think that handwritten note... >> kris: the handwritten note adds that personal touch. especially when it's an eight-year-old. >> christa: what's left for the rhode island youth football league that allowed a adult to play in a kids' game? >> kris: a violent attack caught on camera when a woman is punched by an arizona police officer and now speaking >> christa: and tom brady for president? the odds that one web site gives the pats q.b. of reaching the white house coming up in 2020. >> wren: plenty of sunshine for your friday forecast, but does that sunshine of course around for your weekend? the answer after this. >> danielle: and things slowing down around the braintree split. the expressway in the too bad, only about ten minutes from braintree to boston. we are watching an accident on route 2 in concord. other than that, no major delays on the roads. the commuter rail and "t"
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>> sarah: the story of a rhode island boxer hitting the big screen today tells the story of vinny pazienza who returned to the ring after breaking his neck in a car crash. the premier was held in providence last week. >> christa: donald trump is set to be the nation's 45th president, but for the oddsmakers it's never too early to look ahead to 2020. >> sarah: . >> sarah: there is a big boston celebrity making one of the list at least. nancy chen joins us with the details. this is a surprise. >> nancy: great graphic behind me. tom brady a popular figure here but apparently also for vegas oddsmakers. now people can actually place bets on brady winning the 2020 election online gambling site has posted odds for the 2020 presidential race. the pats' q.b. is on the board at 100-1. brady is tied with other stars like leonardo dicaprio and george clooney. president-elect donald trump tops the list with odds of 5-2.
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president elect mike pence and current first lady michelle obama round out the top four. here's the big disclaimer, if you live in massachusetts, don't go online. state law prohibits residents from betting on presidential elections. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: you probably don't want to put a lot of money on tom brady. hopefully he's still playing. >> christa: we want him right here as q.b. for sure. >> sarah: . >> kris: we've got a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is coming up next. how the thanksgiving travel plans. >> reporter: and we're live in norton where a police standoff comes to an end with shots fired. >> christa: also how police arrested a teenager armed with a gun outside a crowded courthouse
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>> kris: 5:45 on this friday. time to know. >> christa: here's wren clair with a look at your weather. >> wren: fantastic forecast. mostly sunny skies. a few additional clouds across the cape. breezier there, as well. take a lack at what is headed our way as we head into your sunday forecast actually. we're looking at already a good deal of snow off in the upper midwest. duluth looking at grabbing up to six inches of snow. you see them seeing heavier snow bands already.
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through colorado. they've grabbed up to a foot of snow in wyoming and montana. so some pretty impressive system. it's going to bring us some moisture, but for your friday forecast, we keep that high pressure. that scoots off as we head into saturday. we'll see some increasing cloud cover even by saturday afternoon. you can see that low pressure system off to our west pushing on in. and as it does so, i do think we're looking at the chance for some snow in western massachusetts, the berkshires seeing some of that snow and then as you can see, lots of green through most of massachusetts. so that's really what we could see a couple flurries in the merrimack valley, worcester hills, as well. and most of that snow staying significantly to our west. but we do have a push of cold air headed our way into the start of next week. as the jetstream does change its pattern. so we've had very warm weather, but take a look into next week, the jetstream does dip and ushers in some chilly canadian air for us with highs into next week in the mid-40s. so some cooler weather headed our way. >> kris: wren, thanks so much.
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we're getting close to 6:00. >> danielle: we're starting to see a couple issues out there. no issues here. this is near allston. let's go to the maps. we have an accident eastbound on the pike. that as that route 30 out near framingham. other than that, looking pretty good on the pike. also in concord, route 2 westbound at emerson hospital, we have a crash. route 1 no issues. 93 southbound, pretty much fine back to 495 this morning. 13 minutes on the expressway. northbound from braintree to boston, slowing down a little bit there. but route 3, 24 and looking problem-free for the most part. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 13 minutes on the expressway braintree to boston. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. no delays there. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, also 12 minutes. on the "t," not seeing any issues, but if you're taking the commuter rail, we have some delays on the haverhill line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's get to breaking news on your friday morning. man taken into custody overnight after standoff in norton.
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officers. >> kris: one of those bullets hit a police vehicle. nicole oliverio is live with breaking details. nicole? >> nicole: chris, the good news is no officers were hurt and police say the standoff ended peacefully with that suspect under arrest. this all happened around 9:30 last night when north whereon -- norton police responded to a call on john scott boulevard for a domestic incident. the suspect inside had a handgun. a woman and young child were also inside that home and but they say that suspect barricaded himself inside of the home, claiming that he had 500 rounds of ammunition. that's when police staged an area around the home. shots were then fired at the officers. some of the bullets actually hitting a police car. police, though, did not return fire, instead they used a negotiator who finally managed to get that suspect out of the house. they managed to put him under arrest. he was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. but he's now facing a number of charges.
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7news "today in new england." >> kris: new this morning a rhode island youth football league has lifted a ban on a providence team that allowed a 19-year-old to play in a youth game. the team was kicked out of the league after the man took the field the play with 13 and 14 year olds last month. the coach of that team has been fired. two men are facing murder charges after a gruesome discovery that was made in new jersey. police found the body of a 26-year-old connecticut man stuffed in a suitcase then buried in jersey. officers arrested two men thursday after they allegedly stabbed the victim in a new york city apartment building. >> you don't expect this to happen to anybody that you know or to any friend that you have, but especially a guy like him. >> kris: investigators believe the suspects were at a party with the victim last weekend. >> christa: also this morning, federal prosecutors resting their case for the execution of convicted killer gary lee
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thursday. family mention of sampson's victims took the stand and they described their pain of losing their loved ones. the father of one of the victims says the jury really needed to hear their stories. >> that's what this is about. it's not about anything else except jonathan and eli. >> he was a good kid. he did a lot of things. i think he had a lot of promise. i think people should just know that. >> christa: sampson was convicted of killing three people. he was initially sentenced to overturned because of juror misconduct. a vermont man pleading guilty to the drunk driving crash that killed his best friend. 20-year-old joseph cassano admitted to motor vehicle homicide and o.u.i. on thursday. he was sentenced to three and a half years in jail in addition to three years of probation. police say he was behind the wheel when he crashed into a utility pole in beverly, killing 19-year-old craig sampson, who had been sitting right there in the passenger seat. the victim's father says he
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drinking and driving in the future. >> all we wanted was that perhaps a message would be sent, not just to this young man, but to our community around us, to our other children and your children that all i ask is that you think twice before you act once. >> christa: his client says he thinks about the cash every day and takes full responsibility. >> kris: boston police arrest an armed teenager outside the boston municipal courthouse. officers received a call on wednesday. when they approached the 18-year-old, the suspect began resisting and fighting the officers. eventually they were able to gain criminal of the suspects and recover this gun. >> the mass pike tollbooth demolition is speeding along toward the thanksgiving holiday. mass dot says construction crews will continue through next
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two, which includes the reconstruction of the roads, and officials are warning drivers to expect even more delays on the road next week for this thanksgiving commute. >> kris: happening now, police are searching for the suspects who opened fire at a two-year-old's birthday party in tennessee. one person was killed in this shooting outside of memphis. seven other shots were fired including a six-year-old child. police think there could be as many as three shooters involved. >> chr officer is on leave this morning after he was caught in this video punching a woman in the face. let's go to 7's nancy chen with more on what happened. >> nancy: this whole thing is caught on cell phone video. the woman the officer was seen punching was caught on camera. the officer says there is more to this video and more risk tried to kick him when he was attempting to arrest her. but morris argues she never
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what did i do to deserve anything like that? i'm in the a bad person. like why would he attack me? it's hurtful. it's embarrassing. it's... the people who are supposed to protect us, and they did not protect us. they ended up hurting me. >> nancy: morris says the officer punched her multiple times and twisted her arm behind her back. that officer was placed on leave pending an investigation. nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a fight outside a floridr unexpected drive-thru. surveillance video shows a man hitting a driver of a nissan through the win deand -- window and then he floors it, crashing into a clezzed bar. amazingly no one was seriously hurt. the damage to the bar estimated at $15,000. >> kris: 7news now turning to a thanksgiving tradition. with less than a week until the holiday, two very special turkeys are being prepared, but they will not be prepared to be
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president obama will pardon one of the gobbles. it's a tradition that started in 1989 with president george h.w. bush. it will go to live on a farm. it's like the "hunger games," one of you will be pardoned. the other one in the oven. it's a thanksgiving invitation that's now going viral. >> christa: a grandmother's text ending with an extra place setting table in arizona. jamaal hinson got a text from his unknown number telling him that thanksgiving is at 3:00, show up. when hinson asked who it was. he got an unlikely response, "your grandma. " jamal knew it wasn't his grandmother. he asked for a picture. that's when he met wanda dench, who is somebody's grandmother, but not his. >> he texted me back with his picture, "you ain't my grand
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can that's what grandmas do." >> christa: the two met and now hinton's entire family is joining wanda for thanksgiving. i love that. it's not just one extra place setting. the whole family is coming, too. >> kris: all the neg tisch that comes with technology and the texting. >> christa: something good came out of it. very much the spirit of the season. wren, i like that. >> wren: it is. more seasonable temperatures headed our way as we head into your turkey week some get outside and enjoy this friday forecast. we're talking about plenty of sunshine. boston. we are going to be cooler across the coast. the cape looking at temperatures more around the mid-50s. it's going to be breezier there, as well, with a couple additional clouds across the tape. most nights are seasonable for us in the low 30s, upper 40s, with mostly clear skies. as we head enter your weekend, we keep that mild trend for you saturday, but things look very different as we head into sunday. >> wren:>> kris: wren, thanks. next at 6:00. break president clinton donald trump set to meet with one of
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biggest positions in the white house. >> christa: and the f.b.i. looking for a robber with a bit of a spelling problem. >> kris: and teens accused of a disturbing attack on the red line. why police say they targeted a
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>> kris: breaking news. shots fired at officers as they respond to a call. a rom and young child racing to escape. >> christa: and a teen arrested for the alarming assault on a 14-year-old girl while she was on her way the school. >> kris: the hunt for the so-called spelling bee ban did.
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robbing area banks. >> christa: from harsh critic to cabinet member? mitt romney could be getting a high-from file position on donald trump's team. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's finally friday. 6:00 a.m. here. i'm christa delcamp. >> kris: and i'm kris anderson. one of the important things we look for on friday is the weather, not just for today but the weekend. >> christa: it's a good start. >> wren: it is. it might sound cheesy, but i think mother nature does want us to enj have a fantastic friday forecast. plenty of sunshine, clear skies right now, and we're going to be looking at temperatures well above our seasonal highs. so back to close to 60 degrees for most of us. cooler today across the cape and the coast. a few additional clouds, as well. breezier. temperatures this morning are quite varied. 39 degrees in orange. bedford, norwood, you're about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. the cape, you are much warmer than yesterday at this time. about 14 degrees warmer actually. here in boston, we're starting out pretty mild.
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as we head into the rest of your forecast, we warm up very nicely. mostly sunny skies throughout the day. plenty of friday sunshine and our mild stretch continues for one more day as we head into tomorrow. major changes headed our way. i'll break that down for you after the break. >> christa: checking out the roads, we have danielle gersh watching things for us this morningen danielle? >> danielle: thanks, christa. so far pretty quiet out there. the pike not looking too bad. let's go to the maps. we have one dzenitis we're watching in framingham. this is eastbound at route 30. and then in concord, we have another crash on rou hospital. other than, that we're not seeing any major issues on the roads. this morning route 1 looking good. braintree to boston northbound on the expressway, that drive 19 minutes right now. so slowing down a little bit. route 24 northbound. a little bit of slow and go traffic back to about brockton this morning. route 3 and 95 looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 16 minutes on the expressway. braintree to boston, 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. and 93 southbound, 128 to the
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the "t" running on schedule. if you're taking the commuter rail, though, we do have some delays on the haverhill line. back to you, guys. >> kris: we're following breaking news. shots fired at officers. >> christa: police say an armed man barricaded himself inside. for the latest, go live to 7's nicole oliverio with more on how it all ended. nicole? >> nicole: christa, the good news is it ended peacefully. no officers were injured, same with the suspects. call around 9:30 last night for a domestic incident inside a home on john scott boulevard here in norton. when police arrived, they were told that that suspect had a gun. the woman and a young child inside a house managed to get out safely. but that is when the suspect apparently barricaded himself inside the home, telling officers that he had 500 rounds of ammunition. police quickly set up a perimeter. they say it was at that point that the suspect actually fired shots from inside the home.
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hitting a patrol car. fortunately no officers were injured and police did not return fire. they finally managed to get that suspect out of if -- the home after he was dealing with negotiators. he was taken to a nearby hospital but was facing a number of charges. live in norton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: this morning police have made an arrest in the assault and attempted kidnapling of a 14-year-old girl in bourne. this teenager will be facing charges today in court. >> kris: policeay girl from behind while she was walking to school. >> christa: they say a good samaritan stepped in to stop this assault. let's go to jennifer eagan. she's live in bourne with more. jen? >> jennifer: christa, attempted kidnapping and strangulation are two of the charges this 18-year-old is facing. he was booked here at bourne p.d. yesterday. he heads to court later today. 18-year-old john allen had nothing to say to our camera after posting bail. >> did you try and attack a 14-year-old girl?
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yourself? >> jennifer: allen jumped into the car while a female driver tried to hide her face. bourne police arrested allen after officers say he tried kidnapping a 14-year-old girl as she was walking to her bus stop on puritan road last week. >> i think it's great they have an arrest. obviously if somebody does that to a person, it could happen to somebody else. i'm surprised. they didn't have much to gon grabbed her by the neck from behind and threw her to the ground. a witness was able to intervene and save her from the attack. >> this is a fairly closely knit neighborhood. people watch out for their neighbors. >> jennifer: police say allen lives on puritan road, the same area where the attack happened. officers aren't saying what evidence led them to the teen, but they say they hope the arrest will make the community feel safer. and police aren't saying anything about a possible motive in this case right now. allen heads to falmouth district court later this morning. live in bourne, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england."
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is on the hunt for the so-called "spelling bee bandit." he's a serial bank robber who investigators say is passing notes that have a distinct misspelling i guess to the teller. 7's victoria warren is live in peabody with more on how this man got his nickname. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, kris. the f.b.i. gave him his nickname because he apparently has some trouble spelling the word "robbery." the last bank they believe he hit washi peabody, and that was last sunday around 1:00 in the afternoon. he's on the f.b.i.'s most wanted web site. now, in peabody this bank was robbed and it's a rash of robberies over the last two weeks. in every case this man is wearing sunglasses. he writes the word "robbery," misspelling it by leaving out a "b." that's why they're calling him a spelling bee bandit. he's wearing a baseball cap. the f.b.i. is concerned because he's getting more aggressive.
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reading, burlington and peabody. so they do want you to pay attention to those pictures, let them know if you have any information. also this is a reward being offered from the mass most wanted tip program for any information that leads to this man's arrest. live this morning in peabody, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: three teenage girls are being charged with hate crimes after an alleged attack that happened on the "t." police say they targeted immigrant. prosecutors say the victim was verbally harassed on a red line train monday when the victim tried the leave, one of the teens allegedly struck her in the face with a cell phone. the teens will all be back in court later on this month. right now police are investigating after man was hit and killed by a commuter rail train in wellesley. investigators say the 59-year-old was hit near wellesley square around 6:30 last night. the accident forcing the mbta to shut down the worcester-framingham line. that was for about an hour. right now police say they do not
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>> christa:>> kris: a suspect se a judge after a deadly shooting in dorchester. police say two men were arguing inside of a hem on west cotage street on thursday evening when one of them fired a gun. investigators found the victim in the doorway. fireworks believe the two men knew each other. right now fire investigators are looking into a home that went up in flames in tewksbury. it happened last night on chandler street. crews shut down the road as they battled the flames. investigators say no one was inside at the time and the cause of that fire remains under investigation. >> christa: the list of under consideration by the trump transition continues to raise eyebrows. former massachusetts governor mitt romney spent months criticizing donald trump, but now there's word he may join the president-elect's white house. so 7's nancy chen can fill us in. nancy. >> sarah: even though it seems like trump and romney did not
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secretary of state. despite all the fighting, president-elect donald trump could be looking to mitt romney to serve a major role in his administration. it may come as a surprise, because to say the two didn't like each other during the campaign is an understatement. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> so mitt is a very sad guy. >> nancy: a trump adviser explained the change in course. >> governor romney was a successful job creator in the private sector. he did a great job in massachusetts on many different things and he obviously was the last republican nominee for president, so i'm sure they'll be able to compare notes. >> nancy: no one from the romney camp is s but trump's transition team says romney will meet the president-elect on saturday in new jersey. this after other picks have come under fire. rudy giuliani for reported ties to foreign governments and governor nikki haley for lack of foreign policy experience. on thursday trump held his first meeting as president-elect with a world leader, welcoming the japanese prime minister to trump tower. after the meeting the prime minister said trump a leader who
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president-elect trump has now offered michael flynn the job as national security adviser. in the news room, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: still ahead, scandal on a soccer field. new this morning, umass players punished for some dirty hits in the middle of tournament play. >> christa: and local middle school students bringing people together in today's class act. >> kris: first big snowstorm hitting the midwest. don't worry. the trouble it's causing for drivers and for flyers with the holiday coming up. >> wren: behind me you can see some of those blues. we can be looking at flurries pushing into far western new england. i'll have those details after the break. >> kris: the pike behind me not looking too bad. we have a crash eastbound in framingham. other than that not seeing any major delays on the roads. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. we'll be right back. >> christa: danielle. we also have breaking news from overnight. shots fired at officers as they respond to a deolympics incident in norton. police say a woman and child
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>> christa: drivers out west had a tough time gig around during first major snowstorm of the season. this is c caused a 20-car wreck. snowpacked roads led to several other crashes, as well. it's expected to bring eight inches of snow to the state by the time it's all over. parts of south dakota also under winter weather warnings, as well. and several flights had to be delayed. at least one little guy very excited about the snow. this dog is jumping for joy at the first snowflakes in colorado. this is the pup's very first snowstorm. i mean, it's all fun and games
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>> kris: can they keep that for a little while longer? i'm not quite ready for it yet. >> christa: i'm hearing we might get some flurries in the worcester hills? >> wren: we are lag at the chance for some flurries. most of that is going to stay further to our west, berg shierks potentially into the worcester his, but anything we do manage to see this weekend or even into sunday night into potentially very, very early monday morning will melt. you'll you're seeing out west. plenty of sunshine. mild through tomorrow. as we are still above average in the 50s, close to 60 degrees by today. and we this cool down as we head into your sunday forecast. a look at satellite radar. you can see things are quiet. mostly sunny skies. a few additional clouds across the cape, but out to our west. actually the upper midwest, they're looking at a good deal of snow. duluth seeing up to six inches of snow, southeastern south dakota as well as western minnesota, and a lot of reports
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fallen. as we head into the rest of our forecast, we're just looking at high pressure through today. this starts the lose its grip on us as we head enter our saturday forecast. into saturday afternoon, cloud cover thickens up, you can see this frontal system headed our way. that's going the track further to our north. we do get some moisture associated with this system. auburn you can see some blues soak the berkshires. we're looking at this potential for flurries, a bit of a mix. we start to usher in that cooler air. that could allow changeover from showers to a built of snow. sunday once we day, you can see we're really looking at mostly just showers here. scattered showers throughout the day. throughout eastern mass, a couple flurries mixed in with those showers potentially into late sunday night. but again, most of that will stay to our west. worcester hills potentially seeing a couple flurries. all of that melting as soon as it hits the ground. you can see as we head into next week, we usher in cool canadian air. the jetstream changes it pattern after that upper-level low moves through. we put very cool air in place
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mid-50s. mostly sunny skies. winds out of the north. we stay out of the north as we head into tonight and mostly clear skies and temperatures are pretty seasonable for us into tonight, in the low 40s, upper 30s for some of us. headed into your weekend,o you see the chance for showers by sunday, and while we're mentioning flurries, that was to stay predominantly to our west. mixed in with any of those showers, melling as soon as that hits the ground. into monday, we'll still see some cloud cover in association with that system. back to you, guys. >> kris: roadways. fast track traffic, danielle, any issues popping up yet? >> jackie: a couple of them out there, chris. here's a look at the expressway. stop and go braintree to boston. >> danielle: let's go to the maps. brockton route 24 northbound at exit 19, the left lane blocked from this. this will slow you down a little bit this morning. also on the pike eastbound at route 30 in framingham, we have an accident. that's slowing thing down a little bit, as well. other than that you're in good shape on the pike.
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another accident we're keeping an eye on. 93 really not too bad back to 495678 you're in good shape heading into boston on route 1 this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. just 16 minutes on the expressway braintree to boston. not too bad. 12 minutes into town on the 2 pike from 128. 9 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 18 minutes. the "t" and commuter rail running on schedule. back to you, guys. >> kris: hola. como esta? >> christa: >> kris: a group of teens from haverhill are making a big difference. >> christa: they wanted to reach out to classmates learning english. they started a special group. it was really inclusive and everybody benefited from it. they are this morning's class act. >> you're going to give us a card now. >> christa: reaching across cultural divides may seem difficult, but these students are making it work. buenos dias.
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>> christa: cud all three of you are the class act for this week. veronica lewis, morgan johnson, aerial kim all live in the haverhill area. they founded the group "value for all" over a year ago. it's a spanish-english club where students play games, make friends and learn from each other. >> we've made so many new friends. i've learned so much in spanish, and my conversational skills have advanced so far. >> >> it's like we're not even volunteering since we're both getting something in return. >> christa: the group meets two or three times a month at constantino middle school in haverhill. while it's carefree and spontaneous now, its founders say it wasn't like that at first. >> we found it was awkward sometimes, some of the meetings. >> it was a little tricky because we didn't know people. i could tell from them that they were a little bit nervous. >> christa: jumping out of their comfort zone, their determination paid off. >> they want to learn more about
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that makes me feel like they care about spanish. >> we're learning both. they taught english and they taught spanish some they help us. >> we are confident in learning because they don't judge us. >> we can teach some different american traditions, and they can teach us spanish songs. >> christa: in the end success that knows no end. >> i'm hoping that i can keep more friendship, len more spanish and stay connected with the people. so you can not only help other people in the community, but you can also strengthen relationships and help other people. >> christa: the girls are making kits for other places in the country so they can set up their own program in your school. >> kris: if you know a student between 6th and 12th grade doing something outstand, whether it's in school, or in sports or in their community,
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go to whdh.com. we'd love to hear all about them. >> christa: coming up on the football field, a former boston college football player suffering a nasty injury. >> kris: and big honors for pete frates. the organization that's calling him the inspiration for one of the greatest fund-raisers ever. >> christa: and a car on a collision course. what happens moments before it
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>> wren: we're waking up to some friday sunshine. a few additional clouds. breezier there. currently in hyannis, p-town seeing gusts at 28mph. most of us are faring nicely. we won't be breeze yes here. if you're not on the coast or the cape. temperatures are very varied. 29 in orange. 31 in bedford. those low-lying spots significantly cooler here in boston we're in the mid-40s
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our way briefly. and then a big cool down. we'll have those details coming up. >> christa: >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. it's all but certain the patriots will be without rob gronkowski sunday in san francisco. the all-pro tight end missing a second straight practice due to that chest injury, and at this point it's hard to imagine gronk healing up in enough time the travel with the team later today. gronk absent again as the patriots worked out yesterday in foxborough. tackle nate solder also missed the session for non-injury reasons. red sox outfielder mookie betts finishing second to mike trout for the american league most valuable player award, pulling in nine first-place votes to trout's 19. the sox missing out on a chance for their first cy young m.v.p. combo since carl yastrzemski and jim lonborg did it back in 1967.
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is day-to-day. no specifics from the team on what's going on there. scoreless with under a minute to go when the b's get done in by a bad bounce. the cross goes off adam mcquaid and goes in. the bruins lose a heartbreaker 1-0 the final. and kris bryant the runaway winner for the national league m.v.p. the cubs' third baseman getting 29 of the 30 first-place votes. i'm joe amorosino. that's sports. have a great day. >> christa: the ncaa set to honor former b.c. baseball player pete frates who inspired the als ice bucket frates will receive the 2017 inspiration award in january. he was diagnosed with als in 2012. the inspiration award is given to a person who displays perseverance and determination to overcome adversity. many honors he's received. >> kris: and all deserving. such an inspiration. still ahead, new from overnight, mark wahlberg's movie about the marathon bombing makes its premier about the film festival. the first reviews are already coming in. >> christa: an arrest made in
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revere, plus we're hearing the 911 call for help. >> kris: a local little girl with a special thank you note to police who helped her family through a scary ordeal.
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>> christa: breaking news at 6:30. shots fired at officers as they respond to a call. >> kris: umass boston. from head-butts to flagrant fouls. players flagged for bad behavior. >> christa: and a field of drama at a quincy high school. a new name stirring up controversy. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: good morning. just about 6:30. it is friday. thanks for making us part of your day. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: something to celebrate. i'm christa delcamp. looks like it's going to be a nice day weather-wise. wren is here with more on that. >> wren: it doesn't get much
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this sunshine, mostly sunny skies throughout the day, and we're warming up the temperatures close to 63. a little cooler along the cape and a bit breezier there, as well. you can see the rest of us are faring pretty nicely. that will be the trend throughout the day. temperatures in the mid to low 40s for many of us here this morning. you can see cooler in the low-lying areas. 29 degrees this morning in orange. 31 in bedford. and hyannis actually in the upper 40s. so quite the tempera looking at a good deal of sunshine. temperatures close to 60 degrees. saturday stays mild, as well. cloud cover picking up into saturday afternoon. sunday we're looking at our next storm system and i'll have more details on that in just a moment. back to you, guys. >> wren: all right, let's go over to fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: happy friday. the expressway is not too bad out there. but certainly slow from braintree to boston. let's go to the maps. two accidents south of town.
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both on route 24 northbound. so that's slowing things down. heading up to the expressway perhaps on route 24 northbound this morning. also this crash just cleared. it's in framingham eastbound on the pike there. so still slowing things down, but it did just clear some good news there. we have a crash on route 2. that's also just cleared. 93 stop and go back to 495. no major delays, though, and you're in pretty good shape heading into town on route 1678 take a look at those drive times. if you're getting ready to head out expressway, braintree to boston. 12 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, your longest drive so far this morning at 23 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. let's check out some breaking news from overnight. police in norton involved in a standoff with an armed man who they say shot at officers while he was barricade inside a home. one of the bullets striking a police vehicle. this all started around 9:30 last night on john scott boulevard. about three hours after that,
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police. a check of your friday morning top stories now. a teen from born is set to face a judge after police say he tried to kidnap a young girl. officers say 18-year-old john allen attacked the 14-year-old as he was walking to our bus step last week. according to police, he grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground. a witness was there and did manage to intervene and this morning the girl is still recovering. and three teenage girls charged with hate crime after police say they attacked a who they thought was an imgrand. a prosecutor says the victim boarded the red line train when the teen started verbally harassing her, mocking her act accent. when the victim tried the leave, one of the teens allegedly struck her in the face with a cell phone. >> kris: trouble video of several hard hits and two key players on the sideline. nancy chen has more of what
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watch. the this is first time the umass boston men's soccer team has made it to the sweet 16, but two players will be forced to miss this weekend's game after they delivered illegal hits during sunday's game. both players received red cards, which means they were ejected and suspended for the next game. in the first half of sunday's game, a player pulled down brockton native joshua khan. he responded by kicking the ball in the opponents' face. then in the second half, just moments after scoring the tying an opponent for throwing down another opponent. as you would expect, the referee called a foul on william, but moments after the ref issued a red card on him, he responded by delivering a head-butt to the official. you can see the ref holding his head as he tries to keep his balance. and at another point in the game, it appears a different umasss be player head-butted an opponent. the referees did in the call a foul on that contact. umasss be went on to win that
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tufts in the tournament game, that's in medford tomorrow. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: nancy, thank you. new this morning a massachusetts woman is suing brown university saying that strait yours did not properly investigate after she claimed that three members of the school's football team raped her. according to the gloap, the lawsuit states that officials later found explicit pictures as well as texts that show students laughing about the alleged assaulted. the lawsuit claims the school never finished its invesga boston police arresting an armed steejer outside the boston municipal courthouse wednesday. officers say they received the call around noontime. when they approached the 18-year-old suspect, they say he started resisting and fighting. eventually they were able to take him into custody. and an elderly man died during a flight from florida to boston. massachusetts state police say the man appears to have died from natural causes yesterday. jetblue says the flight crew
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they landed. officials are not considering his death to be suspicious. >> kris: a field of controversy in quincy after the new name of creedon field. it's named after a well-known family in the city, but the problem is lawrence creedon, the former superintendent of quincy schools, was accused of inappropriately touching a female student and admitted to sexually assaulting a homeless woman back in the 1980s. >> they could have omitted him th they talked about his mother. they talked about his brother, all really great people, but they also talked about him in his service to the city. >> kris: officials there say the complaints came in a little too late, so no one spoke up during the public comment. so parks and recreation board voted unanimously. the field will filibusterly be dedicated tomorrow. >> christa: a driver is facing charges after his car collided with a train in revere. this is a story we first told you about here yesterday morning.
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hitting another car late wednesday night. the vehicle just split in half. the driver and the passenger were both seen getting away from the crash there. somehow no one was hurt, but we are hearing the 911 call made just after that terrifying collision. >> a car just smashed into a train. >> what? >> a car was just hit by a train? >> a car was just hit by a train? >> yes. that's correct. >> christa: so the driver has been charged with leaving the scene of a >> kris: former massachusetts speaker of the house sal dimasi has been granted an early release from federal prison. he will be let out of the north carolina prison as a compassionate release as he undergoes treatment for throat ands from at the present time cancer. dimasi is expected to be home within the week. he was serving aning a-year sentence for fraud and distortion charges. an electrical worker is okay after getting stuck for more than an hour hanging over cambridge. the worker was installing christmas lights at raymond park
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firefighters had to use their own bucket truck to finally get that man back on solid ground. >> christa: police in hingham reminded why they do what they do after receiving a thank you note from a very young resident. officers tweeted out this photo of the note thanking them for checking on an eight-year-old girl's house. after she returned home with her mom to find the from the door wide open. it was really scary for her and for her family. but they were able to check it out. looks like everybody is okay. and there is nothing better than getting a >> wren: pretty good handwriting for a little girl, better than mine. >> kris: still ahead, first look at mark wahlberg's new five i have about the marathon. first reviews from an emotional film. >> christa: the eyes of the world on trump tower in new york, how the president-elect's home is now one of the hottest tourist attractions in new york city. >> kris: rudy giuliani getting a little nostalgic. check out his highlight reel as a younger football player when
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f. kennedy bring, in some serious cash at auction. this shiny, form-fitting piece sold for just under $5 million. sources say it was president by ripley's believe it or not. legend has it she had to be sown into that dress because it was so tight. >> kris: i feel that way after going to a buffet. the force is strong with an automaker. nissan introducing a star wars-themed s.u.v. as christa's you know you love "star wars." >> christa: i do. >> kris: the limited edition rogue s.u.v. shares the name of the upcoming movie. it comes with a collectible death trooper helmet? >> christa: stormtrooper i'm thinking. >> kris: this one may be a death trooper. it's black. we'll have the find out in the new movie. nissan is only making 5,400 of the s.u.v.s. if you want one, start looking. >> christa: i like "star wars." i didn't call myself an expert. we'll find out.
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apple. people are flocking to take selfies at the president-elect's home. gawkers have packed the sidewalk outside. some getting inside to get glimpse of the high-from file guests going to meet with trump's potential cabinet positions. i was there covering the election last week. and they had a dump truck filled with dirt and sand, like a . of them right outside as a security measure. >> kris: when you saw the security guard you looked so thried many people in and out of that lobby. >> christa: a lot more work for him. >> kris: so much more work on 7news "today in new england." including a breaking story from overnight where a woman and a child were caught in a swat standoff in norton. shots were fired at officers. we'll have a live report and update up next. >> christa: an alarming video of a police officer push punching a woman in the face. why the officers says that he was merely defending himself. >> kris: and a picture you weren't supposed to see. what's controversial at this meeting. we'll tell you. >> christa: and mark wahlberg
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>> it's 6:45, time the knowing. >> breaking news. shots fired, a police car hit. how a standoff in norton came to an end. >> plus police make an arrest after a girl is attacked in brown. an 18-year-old heads to court. >> and a wanted man with a bit
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the mis-spelled notes handed over at several bank robberies. >> christa:>> kris: all right. it's time in know and go. we have all you day's top stories. >> christa: let's start off with traffic and weather on a friday. wren has good news for us today. >> wren: i do. it will be a beautiful friday forecast. clear skies for most of us. a few additional clouds across the cape. they'll also be breezier. wind gusts around 20 to 30mph. off to our west, we'll take you over there, this is what's headed our way into sunday. we enjoy mild conditions today anom it has a track record for a good deal of snow. already some heavier snow bands. a blizzard watch over in eastern south dakota as well as western minnesota, and they are looking at a lot of snow. we're not going to be looking at the snowy end of things with this system. we'll be looking at showers pushing in as we head into sunday. the high pressure is in chad of our weather pattern. that's today and into tomorrow. but even by tomorrow afternoon, we'll start the see cloud cover thicken up a little bit out ahead of this system.
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you can see a little blue in far western mass. we're looking at potentially some flurries over the berkshires, worcester hills, but plenty of green. that's what we'll see, mostly showers throughout your sunday forecast. scattered showers, a couple flurries mixed in again into sunday night. temperatures in the low 40s by monday. so get outside and enjoy this mild weather. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s this friday. >> kris: and it's time to get a check traffic. >> danielle: it's not too bad out there. a quiet friday. the expressway, cars are moving, so good news as we head into the 7:00 hour here. here's a look at what we're looking at. we have disabled vehicle northbound at east milton square. that's causing some delays on the expressway northbound. other than that, though, no major issues. we did have an earlier crash eastbound on the pike in framingham. so you can see some residual delays from that, but other than that, not watching any major issues on the pike.
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93 is slowing down after you pass over 128 and head enter boston. route 1, stop and go, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. just 16 minutes on the expressway. braintree to boston. 14 minutes into town on the pike from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 24 minutes. on the commuter rail, we do have some delays on the lowell line. back to you, guys. >> christa: get to breaking news from overnight. a dangerous standoff in norton. shots fired at officers as they respond to a domestic dispute. >> chrta middle of this standoff. for the latest let's get out live to 7's nicole oliverio. nicole? >> nicole: kris, good news is no officers were hurt. that suspect was arrested according to police. they say peacefully. this all happened last night around 9:30. they received a call on john scott boulevard for a domestic incident. when police got there, they were told the suspect inside had a gun. now, a woman along with a young child managed to get out of the home, but they say the suspect
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of ammunition. that's when norton police along with swat team members surrounded the home, created a staging area. they say the suspect then opened fire. some of those bullets actually hitting police cars. again, fortunately no officers were injured, and police did not return fire. and finally, they managed to get that suspect out of the home after negotiators spoke with him. he was taken to a nearby hospital, but he also faces a number of charges. we're live in norton, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: this morning an arrest has been made in the assault and attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl in bourne. the teen is facing some charges today. 7's jennifer eagan is live in bourne this morning with the latest. >> jennifer: kris, people in this area were glad the hear police made an arrest. it's a troubling case. 18-year-old john allen facing charges of attempted kidnap, strangulation and assault and battery. he was booked at the bourne police department yesterday and then released on bail.
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allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old girl as she walked to her bus stop, threw her to the ground and had his hands around her neck. a witness intervened and the attack her ran off. this all happened on puritan road. allen lives on that road. police haven't said anything about a possible motive in this case or what led them to allen. allen was placed under arrest yesterday here at the police station. he heads to court in falmouth later today. we're live in bourne this morning, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: right now the so-called spelling bee bandit. a serial bank robber who investigators say passes a distinct note over to tellers. let's go to's victoria warren. she's in peabody with more on how he got his nickname. vicki? >> victoria: well, christa, the f.b.i. gave him his nickname because apparently he has trouble spelling the word "robbery." and they believe he's responsible for several bank robbery, including the latest one here in peabody at this td bank. the f.b.i. has his picture on
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the td bank in peabody was robbed at 1:00 sunday afternoon. and it is the latest in a rash of robberies over the last two weeks. in every case this man is wearing sunglasses. he hands a note with the word "robbery" on it, but misspelling the word by leaving out a b. that's why they're calling him the spelling b ban did. he's often wearing a baseball cap, and the f.b.i. is concerned because they say he's getting more aggressive with each successive robbery. they believe he's responsible for at least four, one in arlington, one in reading, one in burlington, and one in peabody. so if you have any information about who this man may be, they want the hear from you. there is an aware being offered through the mass most wanted tip program. live in peabody, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: three teenage girls charged with a hate crime after an attack on the "t." police say they targeted a woman who they thought was an immigrant. two of the 15 year olds were arraigned in court yesterday
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of her accent. when she got up to try and leave, one of the girls hit her in the face with a cell phone. all of this happened and all of those teens will be back in court later this month. and police are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a commuter rail train in wellesley. investigators say the 59-year-old was hit right near wellesley square around 6:30 last night. right now police do not suspect foul play. ?>> christa: and a list of names under consideration by the trump transition continues to raise eyebrow mitt romney, who spent months criticizing donald trump, may join the president-elect's white house. let's go to 7's nancy chen with the latest. >> nancy: christa, good morning. this may come as a surprise to some because romney and trump did not get along during the campaign, but the former massachusetts governor is set to meet with the president-elect this weekend. he's being added to the short list of contenders to be next secretary of state. trump advicors say since romney was the last g.o.p. for president, the unlikely allies
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this is a picture from the first meeting between the president-elect and a world leader. trump met with the japanese prime minister yesterday along with his daughter ivanka at trump tower in new york. that picture actually causing some controversy online, with some upset because they say ivanka does not have security clearance and should not have been part of that meeting. in the newsroom, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a police officer apparently punching a woman caught on camera in arizona. investigators say that the morris's house because of an eviction notice. the officer says morris tried the kick him when he tried the arrest her. that's when he says he fought back. but morris says that she never even touched the officers. >> it's hurtful. it's embarrassing. it's 2 people who are supposed to protect us, and they did not protect us. they ended up hurting me. >> christa: the officer has been placed on leave as the department investigates the arrest. the police chief calls the incident concerning.
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watch this video, right into a crowd during a fight outside of a bar in tampa. surveillance video shows the fight breaking out. you see that. the car barrels into the crowd. one man, it look like he pushes him right through the window. most of them able to escape. that one man again was hit. he was not, though, seriously hurt. >> christa: new this morning the boston marathon bombing movie "patriots day" receiving rave reviews after its first screening out in los angeles. mark wahlberg, kevin bacon and other stars from the movie all hig afi festival. according to the hollywood reporter, many people in the audience were seen wiping away tears throughout the screening. the audience reportedly gave the movie a long standing ovation when it all ended. wahlberg also spoke to reporters before this screening, as well. >> you want to be able to track the story with somebody that you can identify with. i didn't do anything other than, you know, my 18 years growing up there. knowing what it's like to be a bostonian, having that deep
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from and what i stand for. >> patriots' day hits theaters coming up december 21st. >> wren:>> kris: panthers' liner luke kuechly is being evaluated for concussion. the former b.c. star visibly sobbing as he left the field after this hard hit. kuechly mission more than a month last season after surfing from a concussion, as well. the bruins losing a tough one in minnesota last night. it was scoreless in the final minnesota pass bounced off of adam mcquaid. the puck then went into the net. uh-oh, that gave the wild the lead. and that's all they needed. the b's lost this one 1-0. they will host the jets tomorrow to get back in the win column. >> christa: and the patriots set to take on the 49ers over the weekend. it's tightly rob gronkowski will not be making the trip. gronk missed thursday's practice as he recovered from a chest injury. the tight end has now missed back-to-back practices. and sunday's game will be sort
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they're from northern california. they grew up rooting for the 49ers. what you're looking at here is video that edelman posted online thursday showing him playing football for the redwood city 49ers. was he a quarterback back then? >>. >> kris: it looks like he's running the ball. >> christa: i couldn't see. i was reading the story. >> kris: okay. he had some skills back then too,. it translated well. >> christa: so go, pats. we're all rooting for the team this weekend, wren. >> wren: absolutely. e friday forecast. mostly sunny skies throughout the day. temperatures close to 60 in boston. a little cooler across the cape and coast actually. the cape looking at a little bit more cloud cover and some blustery conditions, as well. bids out of the north today, and into tonight, we do have some varied temperatures, clear skies and winds still out of the north. temperatures in the mid-50s for tomorrow, as well. >> kris: wren, thanks. and thank you for making us parted of your morning. the "today show" straight ahead. i'm kris anderson. >> christa: i'm christa delcamp.
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