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>> this is 7 news at noon. >> kris: we start this noon with breaking news. an arrest in the murder of a that suspect set to go before a judge. police say the woman was beaten to death after an argument at a party on saturday turned violent. we want to get out live to 7's steve cooper. he is in lowell with the very latest. >> reporter: tensions are running high here now at lowell district court. that's because family members of both the victim here and also the suspect are inside the courtroom right now awaiting this arraignment now, the middlesex county d.a. announcing overnight that they had, in fact, made an arrest
over the weekend. arresting a 23-year-old woman from worcester overnight in connection with the beating death of 44-year-old gloribel orengo of lowell. the 23-year-old amirilies huertas-perez has been charged right now with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. we are told that that charge may be upgraded. police say orengo was asked to leave party saturday night at an apartment in lowell when she was attacked by a group of people outside in a parking lot. she was with her 28-year-old son who the time of the deadly attack. friends of the victim here at the courthouse today tell us the mother of four and grandmother of three didn't deserve any of this. >> if you would have seen her, she was the best of the best people. like, she is the best of the best. her daughter is here. her nieces are here. her family is here to support her. you wouldn't expect it. >> reporter: what brought you here?
and her family. >> reporter: again, so perez is expected to be arraigned at some point this afternoon. we are told that police aren't ruling out that the possibility here more people may be arrested and charged as well in connection with the murder. live from lowell this afternoon, steve cooper, 7 news. >> kris: we have another breaking story we are following for you. a man has been killed in a snow-cat machine accident. it happened at nashoba valley in westford. there is no word yet on how this accident happened. following this story and bring you any new information as it continues to unfold. new this noon, the former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi is now a free man. just a short time ago, dimasi was released from a north carolina prison and now he is heading back home to massachusetts. he was granted a compassionate release as he battles tongue and prostate cancer. dimasi was convicted of fraud, conspiracy and extortion in 2011 and served five years of the eight-year sentence.
your tuesday forecast. just two days away before the thanksgiving holiday. no snowflakes like we saw yesterday morning. it's still chilly and the wind sticking around as well. meteorologist with a look at the forecast. >> reporter: it is chilly. you know what? we are seeing plenty of sunshine here. the lake-effect snow is still wrapped up. it is starting to die down, though, as low pressure continues to track further northward. that will be the trend throughout the day here. we are seeing plenty of sunshine. don't be fooled. it is still very cool. yesterday we warmed up the upper 30's. felt like low 30's and upper 20's. the coolest day we have seen since april 5. today we are talking about similar temperatures. a little bit warmer. 41 degrees in bedford: 34 still in worcester. and 41 degrees here in boston. even though we are in the low 40's for many of us, it still feels like the mid to low 30's. here is our windchill values. we factor those winds out of the west. still blustery. 31 degrees currently in boston. highs today in the low 40's
still below normal in the mid-40's. easy travel weather both tuesday and wednesday. back to you. >> kris: all right. thanks so much. with millions of people ready to hit the road for the thanksgiving holiday, the massachusetts department-of-transportation wants to make sure that everyone is on the same page. so let's get out live to john cuoco who is in south boston with more on that. and john, a lot of people are hitting the roads even today to get there for thanksgiving. >> reporter: they are, kris. roads, rails, skies, all expected to be busy with the holiday travel. and like you said, it is going to start tonight with the heavier commute. so here is what you need to know. now, keep in mind, on wednesday, traffic will likely start earlier. it will also end earlier. with most travel being done on the road, according to triple a. now a reminder, this is the first big travel event with all electronic tolling. logan airport will have extra staffing. people should expect to be there. two hours early for domestic
increased silver line service, bus service will operate on a sunday schedule. on thanksgiving. the same goes for the red, orange, blue, and green lines. as well as the commuter rail. when it comes down to it, safety is the real key here. we are talking about speeds, cell phones, and of course, drinking. >> it is a great holiday. it is a family-oriented holiday. we want everybody to get where they are going and get back home again safely. and so the number one thing that we want everybody to do is time and enough flexibility so that they can just take it easy, take it safely, put that cell phone aside. get where you are going safe and let all the other folks on the road get where they are going and to share the holiday with their family safely. >> reporter: mass. d.o.t. also keeping a close eye on potential weather and if they will need to shut down construction sites earlier than 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we are live in south boston, 7
>> kris: alarming allegations of abuse onboard a school bus. parents demanding change now after a mother says her young son was sexually assaulted by another student. now, the boston renaissance charter school is looking into those claims. byron barnett is live in hyde park with more on these disturbing details. byron? >> reporter: yes. they are disturbing. now, the mother thofer alleged victim says a six-year-old student sexually assaulted not only her son but other children as well. and now other parents h the school are calling for change fbs: they say the school and the bus driver failed these children. >> i cried. i lost it. >> reporter: it is painful for this mom to speak out. she is not showing her face to protect her young son. she says he was sexually molested by another little boy while on the school bus to the renaissance charter public school in hyde park. >> there was another child touching him. and asking him to perform, you
>> reporter: her son is 7 years old. the other boy, six years old, threatened violence and touched four other children. >> he was threatening him. saying, if you don't do, this i'm going to shoot your mother. report tht mom says another child on the bus saw what was happening and told an adult who then told the school. the school says they took immediate action and contacted police, saying "we have taken this matter very seriously and have taken appropriate measures to ensure student safety. we also hav the privacy of the children involved." >> it is a very difficult situation. you know, there is clearly, potentially going to be some need for therapy. a lot of therapy. >> reporter: this mom agrees but says no one has offered to help her son. she says she is traumatized and now afraid to be by himself. >> i think something needs to be to the driver. he needs to be disciplined. i think the school should take more of a responsibility as far as getting the kids to counseling.
every bus. >> reporter: today other stunned parents said they agree. >> we need boston monitors on the bus. public school buses. the only way we could do that is us as parents, need to advocate for it to boston city hall. >> reporter: now, the renaissance charter school is not part of the boston public school system, but bps does provide transportation for this school. and officials at the boston public schools say they are reviewing this matter. they also say that their buses have monitors on them. they say schools can request additional monitors on a case by case basis. that is the latest live here in hyde park, i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> kris: now to that developing story out of tennessee. a school bus driver now facing charges after a crash that killed five children. that school bus was carrying 35 children in all when it crashed, flipped over on to its side and then ended up smashing into a tree.
figure out what happened. jennifer eagan joins us now with the heartbreaking details. jen? >> reporter: kris, police are reportedly looking into whether the driver was going too fast on a windy road. that driver is in police custody now. investigators from the n.t.s.b. are on scene. the school bus ended up on its side. the roof nearly split in half by a tree. a heart breaking scene. young children on their way home, killed. dozens of others injured when the driver swerved off the of those deaths, three in fourth grade. one was a first-grader: and one was a kindergartner. >> reporter: this morning, the bus was towed from the scene. in the early stages of the investigation, police say they are looking at speed as a strong factor in the crash. overnight, the 24-year-old bus driver was arrested. >> john thony walker is being charged with five counts of
driving. >> reporter: of the 37 students onboard, 24 were rushed to the hospital. >> the most unnatural thing in the world is for a parent to mourn the loss of a child. report@tragic loss just days before the holiday. >> we certainly send our condolences to the parents of those children. my daughter tries school bus every day. i understand that. we will do everything we can to try to prevent this from happening again. >> reporter: investigators also have a warrant to remove the black box from the bus as ey what did cause the crash. in the newsroom, 7 news. >> kris: we have new clues in a deadly hit-and-run in chelsea. police looking for the man seen in these pictures. and caught on camera: a police crewser, watch this video. narrowly miss this is group of children who are standing watching on the corner: did you see that? we will tell you what caused that close call. >> reporter: plenty of sunshine today into tomorrow. by thanksgiving, we could see
>> kris: okay. a live look outside. looks beautiful. the sun is out over the city of boston. the problem is it's still cold out there. the wind continues to blow. and it is a holiday week. we want to get over to our meteorologist with a peek at the holiday forecast. >> reporter: we couee thanksgiving in the morning. it is more likely a wintry mix. brief. no accumulation expected. more details on. that first, a look at what we are seeing today. it is still windy and cool. we are looking at sunshine. both today, even into the middle of the workweek. by tomorrow, still some sunshine for us. again, as we head into thanksgiving, we could have a brief wintry mix. a couple of flurries and freezing drizzle and drizzle early in the morning. then mostly cloudy skies. actually, quiet conditions. fast look at a sun rooipz photo from this morning. it's been beautiful. especially after yesterday's
but again, it is still cold. low pressure sitting to our north continues to track further northward. but we have seen a good bit of lake-effect snow in new york here today. in association with the system, as this continues to push northward, we will wrap up the lake-effect. again, we haven't been seeing any snow here. we will continue to see dry skies. a brief period of high pressure. that scoots in and ridges over new england here. it quickly pushes out. as our next frontal system moves in from the west. that is where we could see that wintry mix early thursday morning. mid-0's in keene. orange at 36 degrees. low 40's. for us. here is what it feels like when you factor in the winds. it felt like low 20's this morning and mid-teens into. this afternoon, we are really looking at temperatures feeling like the low 30's. very much december-like weather for us. that really continues through much of the workweek. by the time you head home from work, temperatures in the mid-20's to upper 20's.
again, with the winds out of the west. we saw that warm weather last week. here is the position of the jet stream. that has dipped significantly. bringing in some cool canadian air. that will be in place through this workweek. we are looking at that cool weather sticking around. you can really see very nicely, who is seeing that cool weather. where you see that blue, that dip throughout new england. that is exactly where we are seeing that cool air. 37 degrees in chicago. and that cool air actually all the way into the southeast. very cool conditions. pretty quiet for us intoay mostly sunny skies. windy and cold. winds will start to die down after today. we will catch a brief break as we head into tomorrow afternoon. inton't to, we stay breezy. winds still out of the west. at 10-20 miles per hour. lows for us tonight are going to be a little cooler as well. i think more of us will see temperatures in the upper 20's. fast couple of spots in the low 30's. by and large, i think we are talking about upper 20's. those typical school spots, actually in the mid-20's tonight.
otherwise, mostly sunny skies throughout much of the continental u.s. easy wednesday travel conditions. as we head into your thanksgiving, though, we could be looking at a wintry mix. you can see those clouds push in, actually. as we head into wednesday night. by thursday morning, we could see some freezing drizzle, some freezing rain and a couple of flurries. that pushes out pretty quickly. back to you. >> kris: thanks so much. now to the trump transition. donald trump will reportedly not pursue another investigation into hillary clinton's e-mail controversy. the president-elect's former campaign manager said this on ms-nbc today. this, of course, breaks campaign promises after mr. trump threatened to assign a special prosecutor to get clinton into jail if he were to win the election. earlier, we told you that donald trump tweeted he canceled a meeting with the "new york times" because they changed the ground rules at the last minute. well, the meeting is back on. it is reportedly scheduled for 12:30. meanwhile, in a new video posted on-line, the president-elect is detailing
chief. tracie potts has the latest. >> reporter: vice president-elect mike pence heads to new york today to rejoin the transition team. they are in no hurry to announce more cabinet officials before thanksgiving. >> it could come this week. it could come today. but we are not in a rush to publish names just because everybody is looking for the next story respectfully. >> reporter: sources tell nbc former new york mayor rudy giuliani is now being considered national intelligence. newt gingrich has confirmed he will continue to advise, but will not be part of the president's cabinet. he favors giuliani over mitt romney, as secretary of state. >> rudy is a better pick and has the right temperament: now, we need somebody who is a fighter. >> reporter: president-elect trump says his first one hundred days will focus on jobs. >> i have asked my transition
on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs. it's about time. >> reporter: he is promising to withdraw from the transpacific trade partnership and reduce regulations across the board, focusing on energy. nbc news, washington. >> kris: still ahead, an east boston police officer shot in the line of duty last month. some great news for the
>> kris: a dangerous drug on the streets proving to be a potentially deadly dose for police dogs on the front lines battling the opioid crisis. just a small, small amount could actually prove deadly for the dogs who are trying to sniff out crime. investigative reporter cheryl fiandaca found that state police officers are now looking to ma s their side. >> reporter: these state police dogs are on the front line in the war on drugs. >> they are using their nose to locate the narcotics. >> reporter: it's been a risky job, but something has changed to put these crime-fighting k-9's in even more danger. a powerful new manmade drug is flooding our area. and if the dogs get anywhere close to it, they could die.
it can be a hundred times more potent than heroin. and it can be lethal to the dogs who are working to keep us safe. >> we have not trained the dogs on fentanyl. >> reporter: they are encountering it more and more. at crime scenes and in drug raids. just last month, during a raid in florida, three police dogs nearly died when they came in contact with the drug. the drug enforcement agency is using this video to warn police k-9 units. >> fentanyl can kill companions and partners. >> reporter: when police officers are exposed to fentanyl, there is something that can save them from the potentially deadly symptoms. it is narcan. a nasal spray that's often given to people who have overdosed on heroin. but the spray doesn't work on dogs. >> detectives have come to us asking us about, you know, what we are doing about the dangers of fentanyl. >> reporter: state police are making a change to protect their furry partners. the department will be one of
giving the dogs a shot instead of the spray could save their lives if they have been exposed. >> these dogs do great work for us. and you know, we have a lot of time and money invested into them. and there is a lot of devotion. we will do whatever we can do to keep them safe. report tt massachusetts state police say they expect to begin carrying the injectable narcan in january, and the department says it has already been contacted by other police departments looking to provide the same protection for their dogs. in the control room, i'm cheryl fiandaca. >> kris: coming up here on 7 news at noon: we are going to find out who you thought did it better when it came to our
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decided to talk some trash while clearing trash down in plymouth. the goal was to empty several bins into a trash truck as quickly as possible. and hang on while it rolled down the street. bri beat chris's time by 11 seconds. of course, it was up to you, the voters. and well, you guys sided with bri. lots of support coming in from social media and support of our meteorologist. next week, she is taking on a patriots legend, troy brown. see who has the best hands in the kitchen. grill. they are going to make sure the customers there get exactly what they ordered. checking to make sure everything is where it belongs. we will have to see how that one goes next week. so much more to come in the next half hour of 7 news here at noon. including a heartfelt farewell letter from big papi. david ortiz, the former teammate saying who he gives most credit to for his time in boston. >> reporter: we could be looking at a wintry mess as we head into thanksgiving day
>> kris: an arrest in the murder of a lowell mother. the suspect now set to go before a judge. police say that the woman was beaten to death after an argument at a party on saturday turned violent. we want to get out live to steve cooper who was in lowell with the very latest. steve? >> reporter: well, it's been a morning filled with delays, kris. we are expecting this arraignment at any time. tensions are running high here inside lowell district court right now. that is because family members of both the victim and the suspect are here in the courtroom waiting for this
now, the middlesex county d.a. announcing overnight that there was a break in this case. an arrest. detectives arresting a 23-year-old woman from worcester overnight in connection with the beating death of a 4-year-old gloribel orengo of lowell. 23-year-old amirilies huertas-perez has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. police say orengo was asked to leave party on saturday night in lowell when she was attacked by a group of people. now, she was with her adult son who has down's syndrome at the time. friends of the victim say mother of four and grandmother to three didn't deserve any of this. >> if you would have seen her, she is the best of the best people. she is the best of the best. her daughters are here. and her nieces are here. her family is here to support her. it is just like, you just wouldn't expect it. i'm here to support my friends. and her family. >> reporter: again, so perez
shortly. we could learn more details about exactly the circumstances surrounding this beating. we are also being told by law enforcement sources that more arrests are expected in connection with what happened. we are live from lowell this afternoon, steve cooper, 7 news. >> reporter: we have another breaking story that we are following for you. a man has been killed in a snow-cat machine accident. it happened at nashoba valley over in westford. still no word yet on how this accident happened. we are going to keep following this story and bring you a continues to come in. also breaking: the former massachusetts house speaker sal dimasi is now a free man. just a short time ago, dimasi was released from a north carolina prison. now he is heading back home to massachusetts. dimasi was granted a compassionate release as he battles tongue and prostate cancer. he was convicted of fraud and conspiracy and extortion back in 2011. dimasi served five years of the eight-year sentence. 7 news now turning our attention to the forecast on
a live look outside. looks nice. sun is out. we are just two days before thanksgiving. let's get over to meteorologist with more. some changes are coming for thanksgiving day. >> reporter: they are. plentile of sunshine here today in southern new england. still some snow showers farther to our west. but that is going to wrap up here quickly. low pressure continues to move farther northward for us. temperature-wise, it's cool and it is largely cool because of these winds. another blustery day for us. winds out of the west. some strong winds. sustained winds up to 22 miles per hour in boston. gusts up to around 30-35 miles per hour for us today. while it isn't 15-mile-per-hour wind gufss like yesterday, it is still cool. here is one, feeling like low 30's, 340id's in norwood. still a december-like forecast. will this stick around into thanksgiving? those details after the break. >> kris: alarming allegations afterabuse onboard a school bus. parents now demanding change
another student. well, now the boston renaissance charter school is looking into these claims. byron barnett has details. >> i cried. i lost it. >> reporter: it is painful for this mom to speak out. she is not showing her face to protect her young son. she says he was sexually molested by another little boy while on the school bus to the renaissance charter public school in hyde park. >> there was another child that was touching him. and know, different sexual acts. >> reporter: her son is just 7 years old. she says the other boy threatened violence and also touched four other children. >> he was threatening him. saying, if you don't do, this i'm going to shoot your mother. >> reporter: this mom says another child on the bus saw what was happening and told an adult who then told a school. the school says they took immediate action and contacted police, saying "we have taken this matter very seriously.
safety. we have also taken the appropriate steps to protect the privacy of the children involved." >> it is a very difficult situation. you know, there is clearly, potentially, going to be some need for therapy. a lot of therapy. >> reporter: this mom agrees but says no one offered to help her son. she says he is traumatized and now afraid to be by himself. >> i think something needsk to done to the driver. he needs to be disciplined. i think the school should take more of a responsibility as far as counseling. and i think there should be a monitor on every bus. >> reporter: today other stunned parents said they agree. >> we need boston mobtors on the buss. the only way we could do that is us as parents, needs to advocate for it to boston city hall. report t renaissance charter school is not part of the boston public school system. but the school system does provide transportation for this school. the boston public school system says it is currently reviewing the matter.
buses have monitors and that schools can request additional monitors on a case by case basis. in hyde park, i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> kris: investigators in chelsea releasing a key clue that they are hoping can help catch a suspect involved in a deadly hit-and-run. police releasing several pictures of that suspect. take a look at your screen. you see the red arrow pointing to a man who they say was spotted at a mexican restaurant before hitting and killing a back in june. that 25-year-old victim died the next morning. right now police are still searching for the suspect's car. a boston police officer who was shot in the line of duty last month is heading home just in time for thanksgiving. boston police share this touching photo on twitter saying that officer matt morris was released from the spaulding rehabilitation hospital yesterday. look at the smiles on his face there. officer morris said he wanted to thank everyone who helped him in this road to recovery.
richard cintolo were shot last month during a violent standoff. the suspect was killed in the shoot-out. president-elect donald trump facing some criticism today after some controversial comments that were made at a conservative movement conference in washington, d.c.. video taken from the conference showing nazi-like salutes and chants of hail trump. >> reporter: new video surfacing o'. >> a conference of the alt right, a conservative extremist movement with ties to white nationalism. at the podium, self-proclaimed leader of the movement richard spencer using language similar to what was heard in nazi germany. >> for us as europeans, it is only normal again when we are great again. hail trump! hail our people! hail victory! in the crowd, a handle of supporters responding with a straight-arm salute. spencer telling nbc news his words and the crowd's reaction were meant to be what he calls ironic and exuberant.
neo-nazi group, but they feel free to criticize trump while also praising the president-elect for being, as he says, good for the movement. through his campaign, trump has repeatedly denounced the support of racist groups like the kkk. >> i totally disavow the ku klux klan. i totally disavow david duke. >> reporter: and when questioned recently about some supporters incrying after election, he said this. >> i say stop it. i'll say it to the camera. stop it. >> simply saying stop sit not enough. >> reporter: richard cohen represents the southern poverty law center. one of trump's first west wing appointments, controversial chief strategist steve bannon who ran the con everyone istive news outlet breitbart
cohen is concerned about the tone that sets for the administration. >> he said he wanted to bind the wounds of division. yet in bannon, he has appointed someone who fanned the flames of division. >> kris: in a recent interview with the "wall street journal," bannon says he has zero tolerance for racist or anti-semitic overtones of the alt right. a trump spokesperson saying that the president-elect has continued to denounce racism of any kind and was elected because he will be a leader for everyri killed after a 56-car pileup. this was the scene in northern china. the massive crash happened during foggy conditions. witnesses say wet and slippery roads may have also played a factor in that crash. 37 other people were injured. and a close call in pennsylvania. stop what you are doing and look at this video here. fast group of children nearly hit by a police cruiser. watch. you see how close that was. police say they were chasing a stolen car. when a van hit one of the cruisers, causing it to spin out of control.
that vehicle there. just barely missed the children, though. the officer had minor injuries. fortunately, none of the children were hurt. very scary to look at. a florida neighborhood had to be evacuated after. this a garbage truck burst into flames. the fire caught on camera by someone who lives in the neighborhood. officials say it was something inside of the truck that flashed over on to the fire. the fire spread to a nearby parked car as well. tanker truck driver lucky to be alive after his truck which was full of fuel at the time burst into flames. it wasn't paramedics or firefighters who were first on the scene to help out either. in this case, some passer-bies are being hailed as heroes. >> christa: a tanker rolls over on a highway ramp with more than 8,000 gallons of gasoline onboard, fueling those flames. the driver tossed from the wreck lands in harm's way. >> we got massive fire. down in the ditch, i have three bi-standers waving at us. perform these good samaritans out in michigan saved the day. >> the bi-standers actually found him next to his truck.
scene. about 150 feet. they looked back. where he was at was engulfed in flames. >> christa: early reports indicate the tanker was going too fast. but the trucking company says the driver was trying to avoid deer on the ramp. amazingly that, driver was only hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. >> we wear protective equipment. they are doing it with the clothes on their back. >> reporter: emergency crews are thankful those good samaritans were in the right place at the right time. >> if they hadn't acted, we could be looking at a very bad there is still good people out there. >> kris: officials have been able to identify the three good samaritans who stepped in and helped save the police chief. the city would like to honor them soon. n.f.l. fans in mexico city targeting a texans quarterback with a laser pointer.
to 35-mile-per-hour wind gusts. we are looking at very cool and breezy conditions. not quite as windy as what we saw yesterday. our peak wind gusts got up to 54 miles per hour in woods hole. fall river, at 50 miles per hour. here in boston, wind gusts just under 40. we do have the chance of seeing some wind gusts in the mid-30's today. we are currently seeing some in the low 30's. 32-mile-per-hour wind gufs in p-town. plenty of us dealing with another that is making things feel pretty cool out there. low pressure continues to track farther to our north. as it does so, we will wrap up this lake-effect snow. here throughout southern new england, mostly sunny skies, actually. fast refreshing day to see that sunshine. it is a bit chilly out there. feeling like low 0's. some of us feeling like upper 20's in keene and orange. 24 degrees or at least that's
worcester. stay bundled up. stay warm. temperatures today top off in the low 40's. you factor in the winds. feeling like low 30's for our highs today. by tomorrow, we are looking at temperatures a little more moderate. in the mid-40's for some of us. we definitely still have cool spots. notice mid to upper 30's as well tomorrow. tonight we save the breezy. winds out of the west. mostly clear skies. temperatures will be in the up 20er's for most of us. cooler than last night for we will see more upper 20's. some mid-20's out there as well. as we head into tomorrow's forecast, though, a lot of people traveling today. we head into your thanksgiving forecast, though. we have a little bit of a hiccup here. morning travels could be a little problem with a wintry mix. i'll take you through wednesday. we are seeing mostly sunny skies tomorrow as well. fast brief period of high pressure. then as we head into the later evening hours, cloud cover
into your thanksgiving morning, you can see thursday morning at 9:00, we do have a wintry mix to deal with. freezing drizzle. drizzle. a couple of flurries. possible through the morning hours. then we are really just dealing with mostly cloudy skies. temperatures for your thanksgiving will be cooler. in the mid-40's for us. we see some sunshine tomorrow in the mid-40's. we drop down for thursday, for thanksgiving. we will deal with the morning wintry mix. in terms of accumulation, we are not worried about much at all. most of that should stay significantly to our west. the berkshires grabbing a little bit of snow as well. as we head into thanksgiving afternoon, we could really deal with some drizzle and cloudy skies. the chance for showers continues into friday and potentially saturday as well. >> kris: more news today: alan branch suspended by thest the n.f.l. after apparently, testing positive for marijuana. this is according to adam schefter.
has faced disciplinary action this year. he was suspended by the patriots for a week during training camp. he is appealing this latest suspension. monday night football down in mexico city. last night. and for the texans and the raiders. several times during the game, someone, you see that there, flarbdz a green laser pointer at houston quarterback. the quarterback said it was distracting. but it didn't affect the game's outconnell. houston lost 27-20. the n.f.l. is looking into that incident. david ortiz ends his fi farewell to fans with a heartfelt letter. big papi talking about resisting the urge to get back on the diamond and play next season. his behind the scenes relationship and the moment he is always going to remember. the farewell leter is titled
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>> a man in north dakota is sharing his unusual hobby he admits he is obsessed with potato chips. and there are a few pieces he has gathered over the years. quite a few. he actually has more than a thousand of those old-fashioned potato chip tins. for him, each one is a tasty treat in and of itself. greg is a potato chip connoisseur. >> you know, they may even taste better out of a chip can. >> kris: he is a snack food aficionado when it comes to tasty treat tins. >> it is more of an obsession than a collection. >> kris: greg has collected more than a thousand vintage potato chip canisters. >> this is an interesting one. wouldn't take many chips to fill that can. >> reporter: a hundred years ago, there were hundreds of mom and pop potato chip companies. almost every city of every size has a munchie manufacturer. >> a little bit different oil. a little bit different seasoning. a little bit different salt.
>> kris: there is more than a thousand different cans in his collection. >> i have a number of these lay's chip cans. >> kris: some contain salty stories. >> how would you like to be a manufacturer, when we were bombing the japanese, to be called japans... japs. they changed their brand. they went from this is their new brand now. >> kris: this is a small piece of greg's collection. the rest of his canisters are in storage because there isn't enough shelf space to display them all in one place. an kpez of potato chip pales isn't prevenning greg from stocking up on even more memorabilia. he seems to have taken the
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episode of "this is us" at 9:00. then "chicago fire" at 10:00. then today's top stories on 7 news at 11:00. one of the big stories this week, of course, will be the weather. with thanksgiving two days away. wren, we could see a mixed bag on turkey day. >> reporter: we could. we are looking at the potential for a wintry mix for thanksgiving day morning. that could cause a couple of slick spots in terms of accumulation. not terribly worried about. that you know, we have nice weather here both today and tomorrow. if you are traveling for the holiday. mostly sunny skiesod windchill values make it feel like our highs today are in the low 30's. by tomorrow, temperatures moderate a little it mid-40's. mostly sunny skies. as we head into turkey day, a chance for a couple of flurries. freezing drizzle early thursday. >> kris: get to your dinner early so you don't olay regenerist renews from within... plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation
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