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what i'm thinking, numbers around 7:00, boston, around 19. jaffrey around 3. norward 8. nashua at 9. we do have another cold morning commute. but as we move out of new england, you notice 30s and 40s compared to 24 in boston. i point that out because that milder air is on the way. it will be seasonal tomorrow. mostly sunny skies. after the bitter start temperatures tomorrow afternoon upper 30s more sunshine on thursday. low 40s weather turns unsettled for the week. >> kim: breaking news out of wrentham. a mother facing charges after police say he left her baby alone in the lot in a cold car at the wren them outlets. a shopper heard the baby crying and called police. >> ryan: the mother is facing charges. jadiann thompson has more on this. >> reporter: that 911 call came in after 12:30 this afternoon. a shopper saw the car parked
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a crying baby inside. the mother came out when police arrived. officials say she was in the store for about ten minutes and did not leave the car on. the baby was taken to norwood hospital. d.c.f.has been notified. the mother is facing child endangerment charges. we'll follow this for you as we get new information. jadiann thompson, 7 news. >> ryan: bitter blast caughting problems. buses called in to replace trains. service is back on track but the cold may be to blame. byron barnett is live in andover with more on all this chaos. >> reporter: you know, first cold snap of the season and there was trouble on the tracks. offices at the commuter rail say this morning's commuter trouble may have been caused by the cold weather. commuter rail offices say last night's cold temperatures may have caused a train on the haverhill line to go off the tracks causing a commuter nightmare north of boston. >> steel does expand and contract on extreme
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hots and cold so that would be a factor that people would be looking at. >> reporter: key oldis says at least two cars derailed in andover around 4:00 am but the engineer department realize it until he travelled another mile. >> the engineer noticed the epping inwas pulling sluggishly. he stopped the train here in lawrence and did a visual inspection with the conduct a and the last two cars and saw they derailed. >> reporter: no passengers on board and no injuries. other trains were cancelled and delayed. passengers in subfreezing temperatures bussed between haverhill and andover. >> waiting, you know, without any word of what is happening, there is no notifications. >> i'm already an hour late for work but what are you going to do in. >> >> reporter: main -- maintenance workers replaced the rail. >> we apologize to our passengers for any inconvenience that happened this morning. >> reporter: there was a
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keolis officials say they will be looking into the inspection record of the particular section of track. that the latest live in and yore i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> ryan: following breaking news in spencer, sky 7 over the scene of a large fire bushing on cherry street. you can see here the smoke billowing out of. there the fire broke out about an hour ago, firefighters are be woulding to put out flames. the smoke in the freezing temperatures, there is no word on injuries. we'll bring you more as we get it. >> announcer: also on 7 -- >> in the business of selling firearms must be get a license and conduct background checks or be subject to criminal prosecutions. >> kim: the president delivering an emotional message on gun control. the president is taking executive action to tighten gun laws and background checks.
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newsroom with details on the president's plans. >> reporter: president obama choked up as he aunderstand nod new measure aimed at curbing gun violence. the president is going along. >> every time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. >> reporter: president obama wiped away tears recalling figure grade victims of the sandy hook tragedy as he called on all americans to support his new gun control measures. >> we need the wide majority of spoon gun owners who grieve with us every time this happens and feel like your views are not being properly represented to join with us to demand something better. >> reporter: the president announced executive records to expand bark ground checks including measure to dealers. show loophole. >> we do not to have accept this carnage. >> i go back to the day whenever i read any of the stories or sadly i read about new town. >> reporter: former wakefield police chief
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remembering the day after christmas 15 years ago when michael mcdermott gunned down seven co-workers with an ak47 and shotgun. he says the executive order expanding access to mental health records for gun licensing could help. >> michael mcdermottlovy purchased those firearms. there were' mental health issues in the back ground. i didn't know that and i think the chief who issued him that didn't know that. that is huge. >> reporter: after the president's announcement the n.r.a.tweeted expanded bank ground checks wouldn't have stopped recent gunman. president obama argue that had is not the point. >> that is why we're here today. not to debate the last mass shooting but to do something to try to prevent the next one. [applause >> reporter: republican
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quick to blast the measures. ted cruz promising to reverse them. cruz says his pen has an eraser on it. dan hausle, 7 news. >> ryan: marty walsh in the nation's capital. the mayor aive rooked home a short time ago, tim caputo continues with his message, tim. >> reporter: the mayor landed about an hour ago. he mentioned last year, boston saw a 16 year low in homicides but also pointed out there was an increase in gun violence. the, he got to logan at about 5:00 and the first thing he said to the media when he walked off the plane he whole heartedly supports the president's plan to address gun violence in this country. mayor walsh in d.c.earlier today as president obama announced his intentions to require background checks on all gun purchases. the city of boston would benefit from the proposed
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used in crimes in boston come from out of state. there is already backlash over the president's plan but the mayor believes there would be less opposition if people met with grieving family members of shooting victims. >> it's unfortunate they have that attitude but what i would say is go visit somebody's living room who lost a loved one to gun violence and tell that family member that. i've sat in plenty of livings in the last two years as mayor where i've sat across from a parent who lost their loved ones to violence on the streets with guns. it's some of the kids were caught in cross fires that is a very tough conversation to have so i would like to see them do that. >> reporter: mayor walsh says he understands the proposed changes would solve all the problems but what he calls it a piece of the puzzle. tim caputo, 7 news. >> kim: to an interview you will see on just one station.
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to recovery after an a.t.v. crash on new year's eve in fitchburg. the accident sending a first and send grader to the hospital and one of their fathers is also hurt. he is fighting for his life. kelli o'hara sat down were one of the families. >> reporter: gian, both little boys at the hospital in the pediatric i.c.u.where they've been since the accident with their mothers right by their sides. >> it's not a phone call anyone should have to -- >> reporter: tears stream down the face of ashley as she sits with her family. her son, and in a nearby room. >> it's the longest five days of our life. no parents or grandparent should see their kids go through what they've we've seen them. >> reporter: ashley's son and his best friend hopped on the back of two a.t.v. on the back of two adults. >> very limited memory of what happened.
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wheeler with his dad. i've taken him out. they have a been out at night. >> reporter: both boys were injured badly. ashley's son has a compound fracture to his leg. his friend has a severe head injury. so bad when rescuers got to him he wasn't breathing. one of the boy's fathers lost a leg. >> has another surgery to go through tomorrow. we're hoping for the best. praying for the best. >> reporter: police are investigating how this accident happened. but the families are focused on prayer and the recovery in order to bring their boys home. >> people have their own thoughts about what happened but at the end of the day that was an accident. okay. these adults loved these two kids and no one way meant to put them in harm's way. it was a horrific accident they're going to have to live with for the rest of their life. >> reporter: there was another man injured in the accident. but he has been released from the hospital. that 7-year-old had his
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family says he will probably have to have another. kelli o'hara, 7 news. >> ryan: rollover on 95 south in norwood. police say a car somehow went flying in the woods. an animal found in a tight spot. he had a plastic jar stuck on its head. officials received self calls from people who shotted the coyotes but it ran off. it hasn't been seen since. hopefully it can quigg out to get that off. >> firefighters in fischburg. >> players are focused. what they have to say about the matchup coming up on 7
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>> kim: firefighters in fitchburg taking a swan dive you might say. rescuers took an icy plunge birds. so the swans found themselves on a pond on thin ice. no action. >> ryan: inching along nick emmons shows us how they managed to pull off this slippery save. >> wearies -- we rescue people, animals, whatever we need to rescue, it is a
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>> reporter: the first responders at fire headquarters jump to save swans at mirror, lake. >> as the ice forms there is only a small area where they can congregate. that is the sometimes when you rescue them. >> reporter: the deputy says if crews don't get the birds predators will. >> if you leave them all winter they won't be there in the spring. >> reporter: rescue effort is not always easy. >> they don't want to be captured. >> reporter: but it's a good opportunity for firefighters to test out equipment. >> we do ice rescue training. we have suits so it's a good opportunity for the crews to get out in their suits. >> reporter: saving swans is part of the job. >> all part of being a firefighter. >> reporter: according to the deputy chief there are still swans and ducks on the lake so they'll wait for the water to freeze a little more before the next rescue effort. i'm nick emmons, 7 news. >> ryan: this morning's temperatures this is going
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it's going to freeze up. >> kim: that will be good for the swans, for you, not so much. >> reporter: cold out there again tonight. then back to the low 40s by the end of the week. forecast up next. new england's energy comes from a pool of energy producers. eversource buys it at a set market price and delivers it to you. but that pool is shrinking, causing energy supply rates to go up and down. so we're working with partners across the region to increase our natural gas supply hydropower from canada. we're leading the way toward the solution... because more energy means lower energy supply rates for you. eversource. cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies
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>> announcer: now 7 jeremy reiner. tonight.
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numbers in the teens in downtown boston, seasonal temperatures to finish out the week, wednesday, thursday, friday. upper 30s, low 40s, this morning boston down to 8. worcester had a low of 3. plymouth a low of 10. our coldest morning in the city, since february 24th. worcester the same morning. you had a low of 3. that morning on the 24th of february down to 7th low. just like that, snow, pulling away. so that will get rid of the arctic air but in terms of any significant warm-up, that won't happen either. in december the jet stream was way up here. off the screen. that is why western' so warm but seasonal temperatures for the end of the week with temperatures upper 30s low 40s norwood is 16. worcester at 19. when you are out an about, you have a chance. because there is no wind out there. so there won't be the wind that is slicing through you like it was last night. the wind chill was nasty. high pressure is with us right now.
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with the blue h. on top of us light and variable wind. you have a shot when you are out there as well as early tomorrow morning. it will be cold again. deeps an single numbers. the city around 19. norwood, 8, worcester 9. these will be temperatures around 7:00 tomorrow morning opinion new bedford at 16 and hyannis at 22. through the day mostly sunny skies. innot as cold during the afternoon. this afternoon, mid 20's tomorrow afternoon close to 40 in the city then dartmouth around 40, dracut at 39. into the worcester hills, fitchburg 39. bare at 35 and you have sunshine for tomorrow. clouds today on the cape. ocean effect snow event focused primarily right at the canal. bourne, and the plymouth and pocasset around 3 and a half, 4 inches of snow. more sunshine for everyone on thursday. again the numbers the next couple of days where we
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upper 30s to around 40 degrees, even friday is a dry dare but nor clouds around on friday as high pressure fades away. here is our next weather system here on friday. in ohio but notice the green. not the pink. not the white coming at us. so that is a weather system that will have a couple of flurries possible in the worcester hills. saturday morning, but for the rest of us a couple of rain showers saturday saturday even. if you have plans on saturday, date night perhaps, keep those plans. no problem. sunday another weather system, more rain on sunday but it will be milder with temperatures on sunday upper 40s have a great evening. >> there are two ways to look at the patriot' disapaintsing finish to the regular season. was it the case of a team trying to reach the play-offs in one piece or was it a team that lost its way and count beat the jets
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a.f.c.'s top seed on the line? belichick hoping it's the former butted pats 2-4 finish to the season doesn't inspire confidence leading into the divisional round. that is still a week away so until then it's time to rest, recharge and recover some of the swagger the patriots displayed during their 10-0 start to 2015. >> obviously been disappointing to not finish the season as strong as we would have liked, but you know, i think we're still confident in who we are as a football team. you know but it's about us executing. we're going to sit here and talk about what we need to do differently, what hasn't happened, what has happened. at the end of the day we have to execute. >> tempted to think, won'ter which team it would be. >> i don't care because if we don't play good ball it doesn't matter because we're never going to get anything done. >> reporter: the dance card is figure up. the cleveland browns will interview the patriots
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their head coaching vacancy and the doll phipps asked permission to speak along with the patriots offensive coordinator. patricia is part of a market that includes tom cough lipp to said at his farewell giants news conference that he is not necessarily done with coaching. if do you have-- he went out on a high note today. >> we're bound for right at the hip, yeah, it takes some accomplishment to get it done but it's more about the sacrifice and the day in and day out grind, getting to know people, who consistently they perform, how tough are they in? we've lost a little bit of that in our game. i got a tooth ache. i'm out of the game. what? you got a what? a stiff neck? i got a stick any 24 hours a day evidence of my life. what the hell has that got
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>> puck snapped. loose puck, score! >> didn't matter what we tried to do here. we couldn't get it going. >> settled down by score! >> embarrassing. more than disappointing. >> right side, wrist shot, great save by condon. like that. in a big game. >> reporter: this sums up the bruins' winter classic experience and the if they're not careful tonight they could be in for more embarrassment courtesy of the capitals. b.and caps not too far off in the special teams department but washington's n.h.l.best plus 38 goal differential is a big reason why they are at the top of the heap in the conference. the spot julianne's team is not continding for at the moment. >> i don't think we're the elite team that the capitals are by no means but it doesn't mean you can't play and you can't beat a teem like that. we were that team at one point. we're not there now. we're trying to build towards that.
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where you have to step up to the challenge. it's a tough time. they're playing well. tough and you want to measure yourself against the best and tonight it's one of those nights. >> reporter: bradley's help injury will likely keep him out of the celtics' next two games in detroit and thursday. that is sports. 7 news continues after the break. winter is hard on your nose. from first sffles to endless runny noses. puffs plus lotion is soft. they help soothe irritation by locking in moisture better so you can face winter happily. a nose in need deserves puffs indeed.
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>> ryan: thanks for joining us i'm ryan schulteis. >> kim: i'm kim khazei.
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